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Bunji Garlin, Richie Stephens drop new 'Hall of Fame' song
Trinidad soca superstar Bunji Garlin, who won the Soul Train Award for Best International Performance of Differentology in 2013, is fired up about his hot new Ska-Teck project titled Hall of Fame, which was recently recorded with Jamaica's music ambassador Richie Stephens.
"It is an honour and a privilege to work with an artiste of the calibre of Richie Stephens on this new Ska-Teck project. It is a fantastic song, and I am all about doing new projects like this. It is our first time working together, and I hope it is not the last," said Garlin.
Garlin, one of few raga soca cross-over artistes, garnered mainstream success with the Major Lazer Differentology remix, which hit the Billboard chart and earned him a prime spot on the play list of urban stations across the United States. The song was featured on an episode of the prime time TV drama Greys Anatomy and landed him a deal with RCA Records for the release of Differentology on the major label imprint.
Stephens, who has been on a musical high for the past three years with hit singles Live Your Life, I Found Heaven, Everybody Dance, and current Mother's Day tribute song Mama, is extremely proud of the Hall Of Fame project.
"This extraordinary collaboration with Bunji is more than just a song. It is a positive movement. It is a coming together and a unification that everyone from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the entire Caribbean community will embrace," he declared.
Hall of Fame will be officially released later this month.
Billy Ocean For CFW 15-year celebrations
Billy Ocean, one of the biggest black recording stars Britain has ever produced and one who has sold over 30 million records, will be the featured entertainer on Caribbean Fashionweek's (CFW) closing show on Sunday, June 14, as CFW celebrates 15 years this year and Pulse celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Billy Ocean will perform a full-length concert with his 14-piece band. The artiste and his band will fly directly from London to Kingston for CFW. Ocean follows a long line of top-flight international entertainers who have performed at CFW. The list includes Brian McKnight, Eve, Kelly Rowland, Tessanne Chin, Maxi Priest, Sheila E, Mavado, Sizzla, and Nia Long.
Ocean's iconic hits include Caribbean Queen, Suddenly, Love Zone, There'll Be Sad Songs, When the Going Gets Tough, and Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.
Ocean has collected a pile of gold and platinum records across the world and hit the number-one spot on pop charts worldwide, including the United States, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the United Kingdom. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artiste and a songwriter.