NEW YORK, NY – The Five Star General, Rodney “Bounty Killer” Price is saddling his troops to the East coast of the U.S. for the Saddle to the East New York Launch Party on Sunday, August 20th at the Wild Palm Nightclub in the Bronx.
In collaboration with U.S. based non-profit organization Upliftment Jamaica, the ‘Poor People’s Governor’ is riding out to the Big Apple with Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Idonia, and Marlon Binns, to raise funds for Upliftment’s education and health initiatives in Jamaica’s impoverished parish of St. Thomas.
Bounty Killer, in association with Upliftment, is reviving his signature celebrity charity concert Saddle to the East, after a five-year hiatus, at the Goodyear Oval in St. Thomas on August 26th. The show features an A-List line up of the biggest and best of Dancehall, Reggae, and Hip Hop entertainers including Elephant Man, Capleton, Vybz Kartel, Remy Ma, Wayne Wonder, Bling Dawg, Busy Signal, Ce’Cile, Leftside & Esco, Bushman, and many, many more. Saddle to the East 2006’s proceeds will benefit Upliftment.
Promoted by Bounty Killer’s Alliance Promotions and New York’s Platinum Entertainment, and sponsored by New York’s leading Hip Hop and Reggae radio stations including Hot 97, Link Up, Irie Jam, Royal Radio, Hype Radio, and Waah Gwan Radio, the Launch Party is an opportunity for U.S. fans to get a taste of Saddle to the East and to support Upliftment’s initiatives, which include improving academic training and structure, furnish teaching materials and supplies, and re-building playgrounds in St. Thomas’s under-funded schools.
“We have always looked to Bounty for not only his ground breaking work in helping to bring reggae music to mainstream but also the work that he has done with Upliftment Jamaica and other charity organizations,” states Marcus of Platinum Entertainment. Marcus and Platinum Kidz Sound will be spinning alongside First Class Sound at the launch.
“It’s good to see that Bounty is always willing to help out the less fortunate when ever he can,” adds Marcus. I think that if we all followed the in the foot steps of Bounty and did our little part, Jamaica would be a better place for everyone.”
“It is a very good gesture on behalf of Killer to align the show with Gary Foster and Upliftment Jamaica,” states Alliance deejay Wayne Marshall. “We have always endorsed Upliftment and now it is great that we can have these events with them, to directly contribute to their cause.”
“New York needs to be ready, ‘cause we saddled and ready to come there take it over,” laughs Marshall.
The Saddle to the East NY Launch Party will also feature a gate prize giveaway, compliments of Upliftment founder Gary Foster, Vice President of Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmon’s Rush Communications. One lucky will win an all-inclusive package for two to Saddle to the East on August 26th at the Goodyear Oval in St. Thomas, Jamaica. The package includes accommodations at the renowned Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.
Tickets for the Saddle to the East NY Launch Party are $30 in advance, more at the door.