Young Generation Fraternity (YGF) Records’ launch of the Chronicles of Success project in late December sums up what has been generally a good year for the Ocho Rios, St Ann based label.
“The year 2015 was a good one for YGF, as we basically achieved all our major goals,” says Tevin Richards, the label’s CEO, in highlighting some of the successes of the year.
The year saw YGF moving into new territory, in terms of production, links with overseas based players in the music industry and tour.
Among the major achievements was the release of the “Club Banger Riddim” ” Leaf Of Life Riddim” “Tomorrow People Riddim” also singles From Negus & Jahvillani which was followed by the “Bicycle Frame Riddim” in mid 2015. The success of the initial releases on the Bicycle Frame Riddim triggered the release of a second set of artistes. Overall, the rhythm featured the likes of Kalado, Zagga, Navino , Zamunda, Jahvillani, Shawn Storm, Devin Di Dakta, Teflon, and Canadian based artistes, Negus and Imagee.
YGF also produced Karry-Ann Scorpian’s Island Girl remix which featured Zagga, and the Island Girl EP.
The year also say YGF making some important links with other entities in the music industry, forging alliances with Junkyard Music link (Cecil Richards, CEO), Akam Entertainment (Raynado Harrison, CEO), Canadian based Negus, (Alwyn Nurse), Hitmatic Records and Street Platinum Records, and Mental Chung.
Several of YGF artistes also made a tour of Guyana, marking the first time in that country for them.
2015 also saw YGF Records keeping in the public’s eye through frequent articles in Jamaica’s newspapers, The Gleaner and The Star.
There was also feature article in The Gleaner on YGF upcoming artiste, Jahvillani.
In December, Richards announced the Chronicles of Success project, which is expected to provide a platform for success in 2016 for the label.
Chronicles of Success features artistes such as Zamunda, Vershon, Zagga, Chezidek, Jahvillani, Deep Jahi, Negus , Mental Chung & Lady Ali , coming in volumes.
“Chronicles of Success stems from the tribulation that you face as you move towards success,” Richards explains, adding that elements such poverty, love, death, money, power are involved in the process.
Chronicles of success is set for full release in January 2016 and so far features
tracks by Jahvillani (Get Rich or Die Trying), Vershon (Neva Happy Fi Mi), and Stephen Dajure (Rastafari Name.)