Jamballaz making local inroads

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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NEW Jersey RegHop duo Jamballaz believe they broke new ground during their recent visit to Jamaica. They filmed a music video and made a number of promotional appearances on radio and television.

"We had a great time in Jamaica, were warmly received at all the media houses we visited. We also visited several popular night spots in Kingston and [an] the north coast to promote our music. The vibes was excellent," said Jamballaz member Joel "Joel T" Topey.

He and colleague Christopher "Don Ice" Smith visited the island in December to promote their forthcoming album Town Clock.

A video for their new single, The Realest, was filmed in Port Royal.

"I’m sure that we’ve made some new fans in Jamaica. The people over there love the RegHop vibes. We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback about the trip to Jamaica via social media," said Joel T.

He and Don Ice are from Ocho Rios. They formed Jamballaz in New Jersey, where they migrated to, in 2005.

Their blend of reggae and hip hop is heard on the EP RegHop Kings, which was released in 2015.

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