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D.I.A RECORDS Classic Releases

"OUT OF BOUNDS" by HR of Soul Brains/Bad Brains
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D.I.A's HR (of Bad Brains) Out Of Bounds Release
All Media Guide Review of "Out Of Bounds".
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"HR IN DUBB" (EP) by HR (Human Rights) of Bad Brains
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D.I.A's HR (of Bad Brains) HR IN DUBB

"HR IN DUB" CD available on ITUNES, AMAZON MP3. EMUSIC, GOOGLE PLAY and SPOTIFY. "HR IN DUBB" will be live on RHOPSODY soon.



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The immortal STALAG 20, 21 & 22 -- THE NEXT GENERATION featuring Elephant Man, Mr. Vegas, Junior Demus, Ce'Cele, Merciless, Danny English, Egg 'n' Bread, Hawkeye, Chico and more... (Reggae-Dancehall super artists). Project was mixed by Cordel "Scatta" Burrell.

D.I.A's Stalag 20, 21 & 22 - Next Generation Release

All Media Guide Review of "Stalag 20, 21 & 22 - The Next Generation". Available on AMAZON MP3, iTunes, GOOGLE PLAY, RHAPSODY and SPOTIFY:



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INVERTED PARADOX
(Various Artists)
Inverted Paradox: Various Artists
Inverted Paradox (Various Artists) album is available on:



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Inverted Paradox is a 14 track album featuring HR (of Bad Brains), songstress/model/actress Jez Blak (alter ego: Earth Godessa), the salty, magruff gravel-voiced Junior Demus, Snuupi (great writer courtesy of Kesta Records), Li-On (NYC underground hiphop mic stalker), Roguish Armament (alternative hardcore hiphop pioneers), the great Bobby Culture, Merciless (one of dancehall's best) and Long Island's punk krew Bumfounded.

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ROGUISH ARMAMENT
Roguish Armament
Roguish Armament Alternative Hiphop.

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Keeper Of The Faith. High Priest ABBA TESFA MARIAM. D.I.A Records.

"KEEPER OF THE FAITH"
(Various Artists).
"Keeper Of The Faith" is a 100% Root Concious Reggae album in the works... It will go live as soon as the right recordings from the right artists are compiled.



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Jr. Demus - Good Over Evil by Elena Oumano.
JUNIOR DEMUS – “GOOD OVER EVIL” by Elena Oumano

Jr. Demus at RaffIt’s a sound that could have bubbled up from the very core of this planet. Impossibly deep, rough, and full of fundamental earth rhythm -- it’s the sound of reggae dancehall legend Jr. Demus. Born in Jamaica’s lush St. Mary parish and a veteran of the top ‘80’s sound systems -- Jack Ruby, Papa Roots, Taurus, Virgo, and Black Scorpio, Jr. Demus chat and chant his unique spin of the course and heavy style of deejaying originated by the patriarchal mic rocker Nicodemus.

“Nicodemus was my friend and the one who really inspired me,” says Jr. Demus. “He was so conscious and could ride de riddim, so I idolized him. He even named me Jr. Demus.”

Jr Demus with Pretty Woman with pretty smile. If Mitsy eva ketch him. He should be lucky Lady Ann was not there...These days, reggae sound systems [mobile discos] feature selectors and dub plate specials (one-off recordings by top artists praising a spectacular sound). Back in dancehall’s heyday of the 80‘s, the soundclash was really about mic skills. Each sound also carried its own squadron of deejays [reggae rappers]. Their rhyme skills, honed to perfection, over countless mic battles, are why that dancehall era stands as the greatest. Jr. Demus may be a quintessential deejay from that time of dancehall delirium, but his many imitators today and “Good Over Evil,” one of his master piece on D.I.A Records, proves this master of riddims and dramatic pauses is a talent for the ages.

Ed Robinson  (left), Jr Demus (right) at TifTam Recording Studio before Michelle Authorton came on the scene... Jr. Demus first attracted significant attention when he shared the mic with General Trees and Sassafras on the Black Scorpio sound. He began traveling back and forth from St. Mary to Kingston, working with various producers, then bust out big-time on a huge concert held March 7, 1986, at Kingston’s Cinema II. “Deejay Roll Call” featured all the top names of the day, but Demus was the stand-out with his first megahit, Roughneck Chicken,” a gem of comic wit that showcased the young deejay’s genius for timing. Junior Demus called his style “talk and stop.” “You talk, leave a space, then talk again,” he explains. “You give people time to listen to what you really ahh sey.”

Jr Demus and Bobby Konders at Hot 97 NYC promoting 'Bellyful' recording. Oh yea -- dat likkle one-stop off Jamaica Ave. in Queens told Hot 97 not to play D.I.A's recording. Can't stop nuttin Missa Chin. You should do the right thing. D.I.A is Light-years ahead. Oh yea -- dat 'miles ahead slogan was first used by Jamekee/D.I.A in Reflex Magazie with the Cocteau Twins on the cover.  Absolutely no bloodclaat originality... “Roughneck Chicken” was quickly followed by a succession of other hits, including “Johnny Bag” and A Boy Is A Boy,” and Jr. Demus was soon called to America (USA) to perform in major venues such as Washgington’s Armory in Brooklyn, and New York City’s Madison Square Garden. “Cabbin Stabbing,” (featuring Nicodemus and Supercat) , “No Man Nuh Rougher Than No Man,” “Gunshot Make You Wiggle,” and a precocious indictment of New Jersey’s State Troopers’ racial profiling, 1989’s “New Jersey Drive,” featuring Nardo Ranks. Since the 90’s, Jr. Demus has been commuting between Jamaica and the United States, and this past year has seen him working hard at work on new classics like “Good Over Evil” and “Bellyful” (which paints a vivid picture of politics in Jamaica or any country across the African diaspora), for D.I.A .

 Jr. Demus hanging with KJC (Fifth Wave and WRIU) fourth from left and Rootsman extreme right. Two bredrenS left, BIGUPS FAMILY. Bigups to all Rhode Island massive. D.I.A do artist development and redevelopment  correct... Light-years ahead. Those f#@kaz in Jamaica, Queens - NY are still clueless! Nicodemus would say -- 'NO RESPECT!'Hiphop fans haven’t forgotten Jr. Demus either. Especially those who saw him live and direct back in the days with NYC’s Addis sound at Brooklyn’s Biltmore Ballroom, where all the big 80’s dancehall artists played. ½ Mill, the hard-slugging MC on Mike Tyson’s record label, is one of those who remembers; he and Jr. Demus planned to voice a track together in the near future. Jr. Demus did hook up with Iron Mike’s label for a minute. Jr. Demus was affiliated with Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell (2Live Crew) label prior a sprint with D.I.A.

Fantra Zine note: BTW. Junior Demus and Merciless are two of a handful of reggae dancehall artists who could have crossed over to be "alternative" artists and tour the circuit like Burning Spear and Yellowman...
Jr. Demus and Merciless at Don One Studio. Bigups to the man called Sammy Dread in the area. Puff up ur chest Peaches (Thriller U sistah) and all in the vicinity of Don One Recording Studio in Brooklyn, Boo York!!
Meciless (l) Jr. Demus (c),  Tuffist (r) at Don One in Brooklyn, New York.

Tuffist aka Tuff Tuff used to run with dancehall deejay Johnny P and Pinchers (as Junie Ranks reminded). Tuff Tuff had a nice live segment vibe back in the dayz.

Background sound is excerpts from Jr. Demus - 'Good Over Evil' + Mr. Vegas - 'Push Em Up' from "STALAG 20, 21 & 22 -- THE NEXT GENERATION" CD.

Related Stalag 20, 21 & 22 Press in Jamaican X-News.


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