On the heels of the success of the blockbuster reggae album, Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica, The Contractor Music Group and Amada Records has released the follow up album Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica. The maiden project Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica did 19 weeks this year on the Billboard reggae album charts and spent 4 weeks at number 1.
The album featured 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 5’9, Shaggy, Bounty Killer, Master P’s brother C-Murder, Lil Nate Dogg, Inno Combs, Capleton and others. There is also an Audiomack version of the album which includes 2 bonus tracks from Lauryn Hill, Kali Ranks and Chris Brown. Tiffany Gaines, entertainment executive of the SSMG/Universal Music Group Distribution says she’s absolutely thrilled to work with Contractor Music and Amada Records to distribute the album Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica. Her company represents over 4,000 artists and 39 sub-labels and she says she jumped at the opportunity when she saw the first project from Contractor Music and Amada Records premier on Billboard and MSN Entertainment. The physical copies of Hip Hop Cruises to Jamaica will be distributed by Amada Records out of Atlanta.
Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards head of the Contractor Music Group based in Ocho Rios Jamaica says, “I am delighted to have Universal distribute this Hip Hop album because it allows us worldwide access to more outlets HMV, MTV, HULU and Barnes & Noble.”