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Published:Friday | November 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM
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Razor B
A runner in an outfit befitting the reggae theme at a previous staging of the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Westmoreland.
Gilbert 'Irish' Murchison (left) and Garfield 'Chin' Bourne. - Contributed
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Partnership in Reggae Marathon run-up

Runners and race enthusiasts across the island are ensuring they are fit and ready for the marquee running event of the year, the Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon and 10K on Saturday, December 6, starting at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril.

In Kingston, for the first time, the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, organisers of the internationally renowned event for the past 14 years, has partnered with We Got the Runs to implement a full-scale fitness programme which started September 1, and will continue through to the eve of the race, Friday, December 5.

Through the partnership, We Got The Runs has been offering a training programme geared towards persons who already participate in 5Ks, with more than 40 organised group runs covering more than 350 miles, weekly spinning classes and yoga sessions, along with participation in road-race events such as the just-concluded CB Group UWI 5K.

The training partnership of Jamdammers and We Got the Runs underscores the growing popularity of running for fitness and health, which is supported by a full calendar of road events that receive support from all age groups and fitness levels across the island. The two clubs are responsible for massive race events around the island, including Colour Me Happy (We Got The Runs) and the Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Race Series (Jamdammers).


Razor B to release debut-album

Canada based dancehall/reggae artiste Razor B will release his debut album, #pontarget, next month. The album is on the OG Entertainment label and will be distributed by Fox Fuse.

It features production work from OG Entertainment, DJ Tropical, Zeggae Sun, DJ Kitt, G07 Promo, Galaxy Productions and Jazzy Kneel.

"The album shows a different side to Razor B," he said. Songs on the album include Hearsay, Sleep Over, Champion, Whine and Pedal and Trailer Load.

There are videos for Trailer Load and Whine and Pedal.

This weekend, Razor B will perform in Toronto then head to Jamaica in December to commence preparations for his annual Christmas treat in Waterford, Portmore. "I will be in Jamaica hosting my annual Family Fun Day, which I have been doing for over a decade now," he said.

Razor B recently has recorded Ungrateful, inspired by the recent events surrounding the Michael Brown case in the United States. The song features harmonies by Toya Diamond.


Spice prepares for 2015

Dancehall diva Spice made recent stops in Costa Rica, Tortola and St Thomas and will hit the stage in St Maarten (November 29), Atlanta (December 6), England (December 12-16), Boston (December 20), Antigua (December 23) and St Kitts (December 27) to close out 2014.

"It has been a wonderful opportunity to perform for some of the best fans I could ask for," Spice said.

In addition to her performances, Spice continues to release new songs. In September of this year, her single So Mi Like It raked in seven million views on VEVO, while her recent release, Conjugal Visit with Vybz Kartel, received more than two million views in 24 hours on Worldstarhiphop.

"I'm definitely looking forward to seeing my fans at the remainder of the shows, and everyone can look out for bigger and better things coming from Spice in 2015," she said.


Sound clash live

Listeners across the world can access a clash experience on Monday, December 1, 2014, from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. (EST), from the comfort of their homes, car or other place of choice. United Kingdom listeners should tune in from midnight to 4 a.m.

Sound clash giants Irish and Chin will present Brooklyn Rumble on their syndicated #Soundchatradio programme , available on http://www.irishandchin.com, tune in app or 18 streaming partners/stations.

The clash will feature a showdown of notorious Brooklyn sound-war machines, including LP, Earth Ruler and Soul Supreme.

This follows a successful staging of the Owner's Cup clash, which featured the iconic Clevie/Silver Hawk (of world renowned production duo Steelie and Clevie) against sound-system legend Courtney/Bodyguard in celebration of #Soundchatradio's third anniversary.

Sound clash fans will get to see the clash as well, via the live studio cam.

The intense on-air competition boasts some of New York's most respected sounds, each of which has an extensive history, combined with an arsenal of high-calibre, exclusive dub plates. Listeners can cast their votes to help determine the winner by logging on to www.irishandchin.com.