Jemere Morgan’s Debut Album ‘Transition’ Out Today!

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The royal family of reggae Morgan Heritage‘s musical legacy lives on by virtue of their body of work, and proudly through the next generation via Gramps Morgan‘s son Jemere Morgan.

The budding star musical career blossomed and matured forefront on a worldwide stage, as fans of the Grammy award-winning band saw Jemere transition in front of their eyes. From a pubescent teen to a young man he remained a frequent fixture on stage with his family, and in the recent years, performing alongside and as a featured act. The latter has manifest and culminated in Jemere Morgan debut album, appropriately titled Transition.

This album, Transition, represents the current phase in my life, transitioning into becoming a man. I’ve been working on this album for the past three years, handpicking each sound down to the melodies of each record. Music and the artist should be one, and if the beat doesn’t connect to me, I’m on to the next track. So, that’s how I picked the tracks for the album. ” explains Jemere of his inaugural album.

To be released under Dada Son Entertainment on January 6th, 2017, Transition was produced by Gramps Morgan and Jemere himself, with productions contributions from Chimney Records, Markus Records, Rellee Hayden, Nebilus Records, Notis Records among a host of other notable producers, has 17 tracks and features collaborations with Jo Mersa Marley, Agent Sasco, J Boog, Stonebwoy, Toian and Gramps Morgan. “I consider everyone featured on my album family. My uncle Peetah also helped with the co-writing process on my album.“. As the eyes and ears of the world await the album, Jemere recognizes that he feels a slight encumbrance, “I don’t really feel pressure, but there’s a standard that I have to live by. I’ve been blessed to have family and a team around me to help live up and above those standards.

Along with an upcoming 2017 tour, Jemere will deliver 3 visuals for the album. “I am currently planning to shoot three videos for songs from the album, “Shouldn’t Have” featuring Jo Mersa Marley, “Bang Bang” featuring Toian, and “Try Jah Love” featuring my dad, Gramps Morgan.

Jemere Morgan: “I put out my first album ever. That says a lot for the beginning of any artist’s career. It’s an accomplishment and a learning experience at the same time. This album represents me taking control of my life and turning my dream into a reality. Here you have it“. – Jemere Morgan

ALBUM TRACKLIST
01. Transition
02. Try Jah Love feat. Gramps Morgan
03. Forever Girl
04. Neighborhood Girl feat. Agent Sasco (Remix)
05. Good Old Roots
06. Shakers & Movers feat. J Boog
07. Shouldn’t Have feat. Jo Mersa Marley
08. A.C.B feat. Stonebwoy
09. Shine With Me
10. She’s Gone
11. Celebrate Life feat. Gramps Morgan
12. Bang Bang feat. Toian
13. International Love
14. War
15. Run Dem Out
16. Anything You Want
17. Take Me Go Home

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Pre-Order at AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Transition-Jemere-Morgan/dp/B01N9B9IPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483472030&sr=8-1&keywords=jemere+morgan+transition

Pre-Order at iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/transition/id1178687077?ls=1&app=itunes

For Booking Inquires, please contact Jacob Smith at JEMEREBOOKINGS@GMAIL.COM

Grammy-Winning Reggae Group Morgan Heritage Announces Back to Basics December Tour!

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Guided by sheer acumen and a passionate desire to make their already rich musical legacy even more impactful, Morgan Heritage, after much deliberation and contemplation, triumphantly delivers their latest album exclusively on their very own label CTBC (Cool To Be Conscious) Music Group. Join them in celebrating their Strictly Roots Deluxe Edition on tour this December! Tickets here!

December 4th @ Plush Hall in West Palm Beach, FL

December 7th @ Manor in Washington DC

December 8th @ Royal Peacock in Atlanta, GA

December 9th @ Farotage in Raleigh, NC

December 14th @ Kay’s Oasis in Boston, MA

December 15th @ Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT

December 16th @ BB Kings in New York, NY

December 17th @ MP Ultra Lounge in Norfolk, VA

December 18th @ Dunn’s River Island Cafe in Tampa, FL

December 19th @ Indochine in Jacksonville, FL

To buy tickets visit their website at: www.morganheritagemusic.com/p/tour

Legendary IDC artist MORGAN HERITAGE is the 2016 GRAMMY WINNER for BEST REGGAE ALBUM “STRICTLY ROOTS”

Congratulations to reggae legends The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage for winning their first Grammy for their album “Strictly Roots,” which is available through IDC’s physical distribution catalog.

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IDC has been excited to have “Strictly Roots” in our catalog since its release and always knew it would be a winner. This tenth release from the Morgan Heritage family, which includes Peetah (vocals), Una (keyboard/vocals), Gramps (keyboard/vocals), Lukes (rhythm guitar) and Mojo (percussion/vocals), is not, as the title implies, an homage to Roots Reggae music, but a potpourri of different styles, clearly aimed at a mainstream audience.

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This 2015 release features an array of 13 memorable tracks fusing both reggae and dancehall, such as the single “Perform and Done,” “Child Of JAH” featuring Chronixx, “Put it On Me,” and “So Amazing” featuring J Boog, Jemere Morgan, & award winning drummer Gil Sharone. The album also features “Wanna Be Loved” featuring Eric Rachmany of Rebelution. “Strictly Roots” is the first release on their very own label C.T.B.C. (Cool To Be Conscious) Music Group, marking their first release as truly independent artists, and as such represents a win for all indie labels and artists eager to work outside of the major label system.

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IDC was instrumental in booking many in-store performances and retail promotions for the band, and supported the album’s release in many ways. We were blessed to attend a few of the in-store performances, and Morgan Heritage put on a great show for the various retailers and fans that attended these events. Morgan Heritage is a hard working band that performed well over 100 shows last year and they have been able to achieve great progress with their label Cool To Be Conscious Records.

Congratulations to CTBC Records, Mojo, Gramps, Una, Peetah, and Lukes, as well as Wendy Morgan who helped keep the entire project on track. IDC is honored to be a part of this amazing journey!

IDC Website Updated!

Check out the recently updated home page of the Independent Distribution Collective website www.independentdistro.com! The page now features IDC artists Orgy, Morgan Heritage, Bekah Barnett and Bobby Hustle.
Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 2.16.33 PMOur website is a great resource to check out our services, catalog, and all other things IDC! Have a look around and contact the team for any information concerning working with us or where you can find the music from IDC’s artists.

Morgan Heritage To Tour With Marleys And Tarrus Riley!

Morgan Heritage will kick off the “Catch A Fire” Tour 2015 at the end of the month! MH will be touring and performing alongside Damian “JR. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley and Tarrus Riley.

From the press release which officially announced the tour, “Both the Morgan and Marley reggae dynasties are thrilled to finally be on tour together. ‘The Marley’s and Morgan’s are more than just childhood friends. We are both 2nd generation musicians carrying on our father’s legacies. The Catch A Fire tour is a historic moment for both families because as family our bond goes beyond blood, it’s etched into our souls with the fire. We always spoke of the day when Marley and Morgan would tour together sharing the same stage night in and night out. Well now the time has come and we could not be more joyful to see this dream become a reality.’

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This tour is a part of the Morgan Heritage’s continued support for their latest album “Strictly Roots”, released in April. The album features such notable reggae artists such as Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Bobby Lee of Slightly StoopidChronixx and many more!

Click on the cover art below to link to iTunes, preview the album and purchase!

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Find out more about the band, the album and the tour by visiting www.MorganHeritageMusic.com!

Congratulations To The 2015 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors!

It was a thrilling season capped off by an electrifying Final series. Last night the Golden State Warriors proved why they have been the best team all year by finishing off LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Cleveland. For the first time in 40 years, the team got to raise the Larry O’Brien Trophy high in the air.

The parade on Friday in Downtown Oakland will represent the culmination of an amazing effort. A team many said would not have a chance because “shooters don’t win championships” or “they don’t have that ‘it’ factor”. But all doubts were dispelled last night, and any further criticism is simply chatter.

On behalf of the IDC team, we would like to congratulate the Warriors on their victory. Most of us have been following along all season, and the loyalty exhibited by the entire Golden State fan base has paid off. This is truly a team that unites the Bay Area under a common banner. Regardless of any city affiliation, the blue and yellow can be appreciated and cheered for by all.

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To continue to relive the magic of the Warriors’ effort, check out IDC artist’s Morgan Heritage video for their song “We Are Warriors”, set to some of the most thrilling highlights from this Golden State season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEch5eq-_kk

Morgan Heritage Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge Session

Back in May, The Royal Family of Reggae performed at the Z100/iHeartRadio in their Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge. The five different songs that Morgan Heritage laid down, including the title track from their new album “Strictly Roots” are now featured on the Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge website for your viewing and listening pleasure.

To watch Morgan Heritage rock this New York based studio, follow the link and click on the “Performances” button: http://dunkindonutsicedcoffeelounge.com

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Pick up the album “Strictly Roots” on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strictly-roots/id982297432

Be sure to check out Morgan Heritage’s tour dates to find out when they’ll be in your area: http://morganheritagemusic.com/tour-dates/

Video Of Morgan Heritage Song “We Are Warriors” Showcasing Golden State Basketball Highlights

The Bay Area is currently waiting in anticipation for their Golden State Warriors to take the court on Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. To add to the buzz, IDC artists Morgan Heritage have released a video showing some of this season’s best highlights of Steph Curry and the squad set to “We Are Warriors” feat. Bobby Lee of SOJA from their brand new album “Strictly Roots”.

Check out the video here and share wherever you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&v=v9-lJ8jGtwM

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Video by: Maximilian Shelton

Morgan Heritage New Album Debuts At #1 On Billboard Reggae Albums Chart #16 On Heatseekers

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New York City/Jamaica – May 1st, 2015 – Strictly Roots, the recently released full-length from The Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart in its opening week, following its initial debut as the #1 Reggae Album on iTunes. The album’s impressive charting also includes #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Strictly Roots is currently available digitally and in retail stores nationwide including Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Barnes and Noble. Purchase Strictly Roots on iTunes, here: http://apple.co/1zzk8II or on Amazon, here: http://amzn.to/1OyYCe8. For more information, please visit: www.MorganHeritageMusic.com.

Writer and industry tastemaker, Tomas Palermo, remarks that Strictly Roots is “a complete and satisfying album from the reggae kings. Morgan Heritage started the roots revival; good to see they are still leading the way.”

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