Reggae airwaves are currently under attack from a sweet and tantalizing rhythm called the Passion rhythm. Radio jocks from Jamaica, the US and all over the Caribbean have already subscribed to this engaging beat, which is being touted as the next big thing in reggae music. NAP Musiq Productions, a Jamaica and US-based reggae outfit is responsible for the Passion project. Remember the hit “We’re In Heaven” by Da’Ville? Or how about the Wash Pan rhythm? Those project were released out of the Nap Musiq stables.
The Passion rhythm comes to the fore with some juicy delicacies from some of reggae and dancehall music’s most sought after acts. The primed “Burn Dem” by the fireman himself, Capleton, is already being consumed by his loyal fans. Dubbed as one of the hot shots to watch for, “Burn Dem” is easily recognized for its easy-on-the-ears lyrics and appeal.
Turbulence delivers “Vampire,” another strong effort which comes on the heels of his current chart hits “Notorious” and “We Got the Love” (featuring Sasha). This is another hit bound effort. Chuck Fenda lashes out at people who crave material things over life itself, as he raises the bar to a higher level on “Material Things.” After topping the charts with “Place Too Blood” and “No Guns a Dance,” Anthony Cruz returns with “No Better Than This.” Fans of the talented singer can look forward to hearing more of this ear candy on the radio.
NAP Musiq recording artiste Major Chris lifts his shades to reveal “All Eyes on You,” a credible effort, while Chrisinti whose hit single “Oh Sheila” recently did well on the reggae charts, unleashes “Joy.” Richie Spice’s latest effort “Babylon System” is a nice follow-up to his recent hits “Operation Kingfish” and “Righteous Youths.” Currently enjoying attention on the Billboard charts with “Youth Are So Cold,” Spice adds flavor to the Passion rhythm with this conscious tune.
“Rooted and Grounded” is Luciano’s contribution to the Passion rhythm, while born again Christian, singer Singing Melody, reminisces with “You.” Don Yute who has been missing from the scene for a while now, returns with a bang on “You Know and I Know.”
After riding the charts with “Lonely Heart,” Bascom X makes a statement with his latest release “Warrior and Thugs.” Also featured on the Passion rhythm are Crissy and El Feco.
NAP Musiq Productions which is headed by Neville Palmer seeks to become the significant addition to the reggae/dancehall fraternity with a slate of ambitious releases and talent.
With bases in Jamaica and Philadelphia, USA, NAP Musiq Productions comes to the table with a rich musical heritage. “Í was born with a musical talent and raised in a music environment, ” says Palmer. “Growing up as a youth I had one mission which was to make music and share the joy of music with others,” he continues. He adds “NAP Musiq brings originality, quality, consistency, productivity, integrity and loyalty to the business. Right now we are focusing on producing tracks with some big name acts from Jamaica and overseas including some possible collaboration.”
Palmer, a noted producer, songwriter and manager was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Donald Quarrie Comprehensive High School and Kingston Technical High School. NAP Musiq was established in January 2003.
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