Misuicians Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan, Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan and Nakamyah ‘Lukes’ Morgan of Morgan Heritage accept award for Best Reggae Album onstage during the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast at The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Microsoft Theater on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 8, 2017: A Caribbean music group has seen the light like the Marleys and Rihanna and jumped on the weed band wagon!
Grammy award-winning reggae group, Morgan Heritage, has launched a new marijuana venture in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2018 Grammy nominees have announced the launching of “Golden,” their hemp-based CBD infused alkaline water and Masaya CBD Oil.
Golden is powered by Jardin, a Cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada. Masaya was inspired by Gramps Morgan’s son who suffered having internal seizures and actually benefited from the oil created by Annabelle Manalo, the child’s scientist mother.
The company says “whenever you purchase a bottle of Masaya Pure 3000, another bottle is sent to a person in need.” Masaya means happy. In addition to controlling seizures, CBD is showing great promise for reducing the symptoms of ALS and Parkinson’s Disease. It has also been shown to reduce chronic pain.
The Brooklyn-born group will be part of the International Cannabis Business Conference in Kauai, Hawaii, joining Cannabis industry professionals and reform activists from around the globe to share ideas and network. They are also scheduled to perform at the event.
Dancehall Deejay Charly Black Inks Universal Music Deal
Trelawny-born, Jamaica dancehall deejay has a lot to celebrate this Christmas.
The “Gyal You A Party Animal” singer has reportedly signed a multi-album record deal with Universal Music. Details of the deal are not yet known, but DancehallHipHop.com is reporting that it’s a multi-million dollar deal for five albums.
Charly Black’s single has been certified diamond after selling over 10 million copies worldwide. His next album is slated for release in the New Year and he also has a new song out.
Black, born Desmond Mendize is 37. He was originally known as Tony Mentol. His songs include “Whine & Kotch,” “Girlfriend,” “Bike Back” and “Hoist & Wine.”
He has also also collaborated with other artists including American Latin pop star Jencarlos Canela in the single “Pa Que Me Invitan.” “Gyal You a Party Animal” was certified Diamond in Central America, making him the first Jamaican music artist to be Diamond-awarded in that region.
Rihanna Keeps On Winning
2017 has got to be one of Bajan star Rihanna’s best yet! Fresh from having a street named after her in her native Barbados, the singer turned actress and entrepreneur has taken yet another title.
Spotify this week named Rihanna as the Most Streamed Female Artist of 2017. Considering the singer didn’t even release any new music this year, that was a major honor indeed as she beat out Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Sia to the top spot.
A MOBO For Damian
Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley has walked away with yet another award – – this time the Best Reggae Act award at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in Britain.
The ‘Stony Hill’ singer beat out Chronixx, Aidonia, Alkaline and Popcaan to emerge the winner at the 22nd anniversary of the awards held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Valentino Khan, Sean Paul Drop ‘Gold’
American DJ and producer, Velentino Khan and Jamaican reggae star, Sean Paul, have dropped their “Gold” music video collaboration. The Khan debut video was recently shot in Jamaica and the storyline follows a golden boy who wishes on a star, only to be launched into superstardom himself. He unexpectedly begins dripping in gold, only to be weighted down by his golden chains and the consequences of his 15 minutes of fame. But in the end, everything turns out just as it should – because this is a feel good song and there’s simply no room for negativity.