CARIBBEAN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ROUNDUP

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Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, June 28, 2019:
Here are the top headlines
making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

A Caribbean Born
Artist Is
Behind The Soundtrack
of Apple’s Newest Ad

A 21-year-old Caribbean-born artist is behind the
soundtrack for the latest Apple ad.

According to AdWeek, Apple’s newest ad for “Bounce,” released Thursday to promote AirPods comes
from 21-year-old Kingston, Jamaica-born producer and songwriter Tessellated.
The new ad soundtrack comes from the singer’s single, “I Learnt Some Jazz Today.’

Caribbean-born Actress Leticia Wright For
BBC Drama

Caribbean born actress, Guyanese Letitia Wright,
heads an all-star British cast in Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology series,
“Small Axe.”

It is one of the most eagerly anticipated dramas
coming out of Britain, where it will air on the BBC. Amazon has already snagged
the show for the U.S. The show is set in London’s West Indian community, starting
in the late 1960s and running until the early ’80s.

Production is now underway on location in London.

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Maxi Priest Has A New Single

International superstar Maxi Priest has released a
new single and is set to drop his new album in August.

The singer’s “I’m Alright” single features
Shaggy. It is the first single off of his forthcoming album ‘It All Comes Back
To Love,” which is produced entirely by Shaggy and set to drop on August 23rd
via S-Curve Records.

Fans can stream and purchase the single here.

Haitian Rapper Has A Warning For
Democrats

Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean is warning US
Democrats to be careful since Donald Trump could get re-elected.

Trump can be re-elected if the Democrats don’t get it
together,” Jean said at an interview at Cannes Lions, the annual advertising
conference in the South of France. “If the Democrats get it together, there is
a possibility that they could take the election.”

“Remember, quote
me on this, if the strategy is to take [President Donal] Trump head on with a
verbal match of you say one thing, I’m going to say one thing, you have lost
the match already because he’s the kid in the cafeteria—you got one [insult],
he got one, and he’s constantly go back with you,” he added.

Asked about
Democratic front runner Joe Biden, Jean added: “If I was playing chess, I would
say Joe Biden’s strong point in this is going to be what’s the VP look like?
What I loved about Obama was like, ‘Okay, well maybe there’s parts I don’t
know, so I’ll get a senior in that sense to rock out.’ So I think, in my humble
opinion, there has to be a revolution of some sort with the youth, galvanizing
the youth. Who is galvanizing the youth?”

This
Caribbean Roots Singer Is Set To Star In A Biopic

Caribbean roots
singer, Jason Derulo, is set to be among the cast in the biopic of famed
Casablanca Records founder and executive, Neil Bogart.

Bogart promoted
and signed artists like Donna Summer, Curtis Mayfield, Joan Jett, George
Clinton’s Parliament, Kiss, the Isley Brothers, and the Village People. The
record executive’s life was filled with lavish, disco-era parties, but
tragically that all came to an end when he died of cancer and lymphoma in 1982
at 39-years-old.

According to
Deadline, Jason Derulo will star as Ron Isley while Samuel L. Jackson will play
George Clinton; Kenan Thompson, Motown’s Berry Gordy; Jay Pharoah, WBLS radio
DJ Frankie Crocker and Jazmine Sullivan as Gladys Knight among others.

A Chinese Company Could Soon Own Part Of
Rihanna’s Record Label

Universal Music Group’s parent company, Vivendi,
says it is considering selling a portion of the music label to Tencent, a
China-based social-media and internet company.

Universal is home to high-profile artists such as
Caribbean born star, Rihanna.

The deal could be subject to review by a US
committee that examines business investments for potential national-security
risks.

Sean Paul Teams Up And Drops New Single

Jamaican Grammy star Sean Paul has dropped a new
dancehall club banger as the summer heats up along with Squash, aka the 6ixx
Boss, one of the hottest new artists in the game this year.

 “Life We
Living” comes as Squash is getting ready
to close this year’s Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica in in July on
dancehall night with his 6ixx crew.

Dancehall Star Releases New Track

Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel may still be
incarcerated but he continues to release music. He recently dropped another
reggae hip hop fusion song titled “Loving Every Moment.” It was produced on TJ
Records and sheds light on the silver lining in Vybz life despite the
ostensible challenges he has faced along the way.

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