JAMAICAN PRODUCER DISTRIBUTES HIP HOP ALBUM WITH UNIVERSAL  

Kingston, JA: On the heels of the success of the blockbuster reggae album, ‘Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica,’ the Contractor Music Group based in Ocho Rios, Jamaica has released the followup album ‘Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica.’

The maiden project ‘Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica’ spent 19 weeks this year on the Billboard reggae album charts – 4 weeks at #1. The album features pop icon Ed Sheeran, Wyclef Jean, Damian and Stephen Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Chronixx, Sean Kingston, Safaree and several other reggae stalwarts.

The new hip hop project was released on November 17th and boasts another stellar lineup which include Jadakiss, Keith Murray, Royce Da 59, Shaggy, Bounty Killer, Master P’s brother C-Murda and Lil Nate Dogg, Capleton and others. There is also an Audiomack version of the album which includes 2 bonus tracks from Lauryn Hill and Chris Brown.

Tiffany Gaines, entertainment executive of the SSMG/Universal Music Group says she is absolutely thrilled to work with Contractor Music to handle digital distribution of the ‘Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica’ album. She said she jumped at the opportunity when she saw the first project from Contractor premier on Billboard and MSN Entertainment. SSMG/Universal Music Group represents over 4000 artists and 39 sub-labels. Physical copies of ‘Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica’ will be distributed by Amada Records from Atlanta.”I am delighted to have Universal distribute this ‘Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica’ album” Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards, head of the Contractor Music Group shared.

“It allows us worldwide access to more outlets including HMV, MTV and Barnes and Noble” he noted.