What’s your story? Everyone has one and we’ve all experienced difficult times in our lives. Although the details of our stories may differ, we can all relate to the lyrics of Golden Chyld’s “Uphill Battle”. This uplifting new single speaks of his own personal journey of overcoming adversity, despite life’s many obstacles.
It’s a stark contrast to his previous releases, “Joanna Wine” and Rise Up”, that are firmly rooted in dancehall. “Uphill Battle” is a softer ballad with gospel and reggae influences. Golden Chyld sets a strong spiritual atmosphere with heavenly strings and soothing saxophones for this soulful single as he sings, “never let the rest of us forget, we have a duty to [help] the less fortunate”. This isn’t just a lyric in the song; he is taking social action as well.
VP Records celebrates their 35th Anniversary
VP Records Founders Vincent & Patricia Chin
The VP Family at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival 2014 in Queens, NYC
*Photos Courtesy of VP Records
Powerhouse reggae music label, VP Records, recently celebrated their 35th Anniversary this past July at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York City. The company created visually stunning pop-up exhibition to commemorate this special milestone. It featured a photo exhibit by Ajamu Myrie that displayed Jamaican reggae culture, a map emphasizing reggae’s popularity on every continent and a photo timeline showcasing each musical era in Jamaica. The label’s founder Patricia Chin unveiled a short documentary (narrated by Sirius XM’s reggae DJ Pat McKay) that illustrated VP Records’ contribution to the evolution of Jamaican music over the years.
The Reggae Around the World Team congratulates the VP Records family on their impressive anniversary and we wish them the best for the future. Here’s to another 35 years!
VP 35th Anniversary Exhibit at the Grace Jerk Fest 2014
The VP Records Story Documentary
“Joanna Wine” Live!
Diva & GC “A Man Like You”
“Rise Up” Live!
“A Man Like You” now available on iTunes.
*All Photos Courtesy of Nu Dynasty Music and C.W. Entertainment.
Greetings #TeamWorldReggae! We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July and/or Canada Day celebration. This summer has been a great season for reggae music!
We would like to thank Golden Chyld, from Toronto, Canada, for his wicked video shout-out for our blog. Check out our features on his latest hits “Rise Up” and “Joanna Wine”. Also, be sure to listen to his summer hit with Cuban artist, Yus Diva, called “A Man Like You”. In this reggaeton jam, Cuba meets Jamaica! You can follow Golden Chyld on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Watch Golden Chyld’s video shout-out and listen to “A Man Like You”. How do you like his new collaboration with Yus Diva? Comment below!
Golden Chyld “Rise Up” now available on iTunes.
*All photos courtesy of and provided by Golden Chyld
After the success with his previous single, “Joanna Wine”, Canadian-born reggae artist, Golden Chyld, returns with his follow up single “Rise Up”.
This up-tempo, drum-driven reggae anthem flows with conscious lyrics that urges social action. “The single ‘Rise Up’ was one of the core messages I wanted to convey to people for 2014. Irrespective of what you’re going through, rising against all odds and doing your part to make society a better place is always one of the most lasting impacts you can make. That’s what I want to do with my music: leave a lasting impact on fans and society,” Golden Chyld tells us.
“Rise Up” is now available on iTunes. You can follow Golden Chyld on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
What do you think of “Rise Up”? Comment below!