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RICHIE SPICE REGGAE ICON : rastafari warrior

BRAND NEW SINGLE

RELEASED WORLDWIDE ON VP RECORDS
"BEAUTIFUL LIFE" RECORDING SESSION RICHIE SPICE, KATHRYN ARIA & PRODUCER STEVEN STANLEY TUFF GONG STUDIO, KINGSTON, JAMAICA

VP RECORDS PRESS RELEASE

New York, NY- Reggae & Rastafari champion Richie Spice returns to VP Records with a brand-new single “Beautiful Life” featuring Toronto based singer/songwriter Kathryn Aria, available worldwide January 18th.

The new single combines two of Richie’s strongest themes of love and consciousness.

“Beautiful Life” simultaneously presents itself as a lover’s tune while bridging together the universal concept of ‘One Love’ for life and consciousness. Produced by Steven Stanley, the song is sure to become a staple in Richie Spice’s already impressive music catalog.

With over 111 Million Streams across all platforms and known for his core hit reggae songs “Earth A Run Red,” ‘Youth Dem So Cold,” “Marijuana,” “Brown Skin” and “Ghetto Girl,” Richie Spice has recorded 8 albums for VP Records in his career, including his debut album “Spice In Your Life” which earned unanimous critical praise. He is in the studio finishing his new album and will be heading to the KICC in Nairobi Kenya February 16th for a live show with his Element Band. A US tour is slated for April.

“It's about the love of life, the connection, togetherness, that Rastafari call "Full Joy", says Richie Spice on ‘Beautiful Life’. “The song expresses the beauty of life whether in the perfection of Mother Nature's rivers and seas or in the intimacy between two persons.”

Beautiful Life Official Lyric Video

HISTORY

Reggae fans became acquainted with Richie Spice in 2004 when his single “Earth A Run Red” began its ascent on the charts, first in Jamaica, then internationally, ultimately emerging as one of the year's biggest hits despite being more than four years old! “Earth A Run Red” was originally featured on Spice’s debut album Universal released by Massachusetts based label Heartbeat Records in 2000.

In early 2004 Spice signed with 5th Element, a Kingston based management company/record label and they began a vigorous promotional campaign for “Earth A Run Red” in Jamaica which resulted in the song’s steady rotation on the airwaves and in the dancehalls. Additional hit tunes including the “Folly Living (Blood Again)”, “Ghetto Girl” and “Marijuana” were featured on Spice’s debut album for 5th Element Records--Spice In Your Life--which earned unanimous critical praise.

New York Times "One of the best reggae releases of 2004"

Los Angeles Times "One of the year’s ten best albums of any musical genre"

Jamaica Observer Newspaper's Artist & Vocalist 2004

IRIE FM Male Singer/Singjay of 2007

Kingston Black My Story Positive Musical Contributions Award 2008

IRIE FM & Thousands of Fans "Crown" Richie Spice--"Young King of Reggae" 2018

ALBUMS

To date Spice has released 8 full lps including four superb albums for VP Records:

Spice in Your Life was licensed from Fifth Element and re-released in 2006 by VP.

In the Streets To Africa, reached no. 6 on the Billboard Reggae chart in 2007, its hit single “Youth Dem Cold”, produced by popular New York Reggae radio personality Bobby Konders, peaked at no. 59 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart.

Gideon Boot debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, in May 2008, propelled by the hits “Di Plane Land” and the inspiring title track that details his vow to continually wage war for the survival of righteous reggae.

Book of Job in 2011 delivered a compelling mix of Rasta anthems (“Jah Never Let Us Down”), unity plea (“No More War”), selections for the ladies (“Serious Woman” produced by Shane Brown) and social commentaries drawn from Spice’s life experiences (“Street Life” and “Yap Yap”, produced by Stephen “Lenky” Marsden).

111,000,000+ STREAMS WORLDWIDE

OVER 1,020,000 FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS

101,000+ FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM

OVER 300,000 MONTHLY LISTENERS ON SPOTIFY

28,700 TWITTER FOLLOWERS

MUSICAL LEGACY

Born Richel Bonner in Kingston, Jamaica, Richie Spice hails from a musical family that includes his older brother Pliers (from Chaka Demus and Pliers of “Murder She Wrote” fame) and singer Spanner Banner. His younger brother is deejay Snatcha Lion.

Spice’s appealing brand of roots reggae is characterized by his versatile vocals that can deliver a romantic boom shot like “Brown Skin” and just as convincingly the righteous militancy of the rebellious “Youths Dem So Cold”, or the ancestral mystical lyrics of "Where There's A Will". All recordings are nuanced by his signature, "Nana nana nana na" flourishes. Guided by the principles of his Rastafari lifestyle, Spice’s lyrics rail against injustices and the plight of the oppressed, implore assistance for the youth and extend maximum respect to the ladies. “My responsibility is to use the talent that God gave me as an instrument to uplift people who are facing the struggle worldwide and let them feel happy in themselves,” Spice explains. “It is all about righteousness, and endorsing the love of the people, good over evil and life over death.”

NEW ALBUM FOR 2019

A new album is scheduled for release in 2019. The project will mark Spice's 9th full recording for VP Records and features a rich and diverse collection of songs crafted to add additional classics to his repertoire.

DISCOGRAPHY

Living Ain't Easy (1999)

Universal (2000), Heartbeat

Spice In Your Life (2006), VP

In The Streets To Africa (2007), VP - Top Reggae Albums #6[5]

Motherland Africa (2007), Penitentiary - also released as Africa Calling

Gideon Boot (2008), VP - Top Reggae Albums #1 [5]

Book Of Job (2011), VP - Top Reggae Albums #4

Richie Spice Acoustic - Soothing Sounds (2012), Tad's International

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Spice has performed around the world including concerts and festivals in Japan, all across Europe, Africa, North and South America as well as the Caribbean. His interactions with people from various cultures globally have influenced his writing.

COSTA RICA

AMSTERDAM

SLOVENIA

ROTTERDAM

Richie Spice is a rare, superlatively gifted artist whose appeal continues to grow with audiences across multiple demographics. His stellar catalogue of hit songs runs deep and strong as fans of all ages are heard to joyfully sing along at his energetic live shows.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/RichieSpiceMusic/

https://twitter.com/1RichieSpice

https://www.instagram.com/1richiespice/

https://www.youtube.com/user/richiespiceVEVO

https://elementmusicgroup.org/

RICHIE SPICE CONTACTS

REQUEST FOR SHOWS - BOOKING AGENCIES

EUROPE-UK-ASIA-AFRICA :

URS GUENTERT - Sun Music Gmbh

sun@sunmusic.ch

www.sunmusic.ch

Office: +41 31 311 80 19 or

Mobile/WhatsApp +41 79 354 63 63

CARIBBEAN-NORTH AMERICA:

SEAN IRVING - Element Music Group Ltd

info@elementmusicgroup.org or michele@elementmusicgroup.org

www.elementmusicgroup.org

Mobile/Whatsapp: 876 450 6942 or

876 597 0703

Coming Soon from the Element Music Group & VP Records

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