Papa Records/Reel People launch new websites

Papa Records/Reel People launch new websites

Papa started when head honcho Oli Lazarus met producer Tom Davidson and their first release ‘Spritiual’, as Reel People, did remarkably well. Since then the label released some great tunes by names including Jon Cutler and Fresh & Low.
Papa Records releases have been charted by Gilles Peterson and 77 other DJs.

Were finally launching our new website for Reel People Music & Papa Records
This is your one stop home for all the news on Reel People, Tony Momrelle, The Layabouts and all our other amazing artists.

To coincide with the launch of the site we are giving away a FREE REEL PEOPLE DOWNLOAD.

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Hope you enjoy!!

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Omar Signs new material to Tru Thoughts

Omar Signs new material to Tru Thoughts

Tru Thoughts Records is proud to announce that we have signed the dancefloor bomb ‘Dancing’ by Omar & Zed Bias to Tru Thoughts Records. This amazing track has been on constant rotation for DJs like Benji B from Radio 1.

We are also re-releasing the classic Omar album ‘Sing (If You Want It)’ which features Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone and Estelle. Both will be out in the Summer.

Head over to the Omar artist page to read about his amazing career.


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Nate Dogg Dies at 41

CBS) Nate Dogg, one of the most recognizable and smooth voices in rap and R & B, has died. He was 41

Born Nathaniel Hale, Nate Dogg suffered from ill health for years. His death was first reported in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

The cause of death is not immediately known, though the Press-Telegram reports that he suffered two strokes, one in 2007 and another in 2008. TMZ reports it’s confirmed Nate Dogg’s death.

The hook singer first came to national attention on Dr. Dre’s 1992 masterpiece “The Chronic.” Nate earned the first of four Grammy nominations in 1995 for “Regulate,” a collaboration with Warren G. His fourth and most recent nomination came for Eminem’s “Shake That” in 2007

Since the news broke of Nate Dogg’s death, his friends and collaborators have sent messages out about him. “We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met,” tweeted Snoop Dogg, who continued on for several tweets before concluding, “RIP NATE DOGG.’

On Twitter, “Nate Dogg” quickly became a trend

Nate Dogg released several solo albums, including a self-titled effort in 2008.


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Kool Herc

Kool Herc

Contrary to reports that DJ Kool Herc is gravely ill, the hip-hop pioneer’s family said Monday that he has “serious kidney stones” that require a surgery he can’t afford.

“He’s been in terrible pain for months,” said Herc’s sister Cindy Campbell. “The doctors say they’ve got to come out, but we just don’t have the money.”

Fans of the legendary turntablist grew deeply concerned when reports that he was “very sick” with an undisclosed illness emerged over the weekend.

“\[He\] who we call the father of hip-hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well,” DJ Premier announced on his Sirius XM radio program on Friday.
“Since he’s very sick and has no insurance … \[He\] needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital.”

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