Black Star Label (2007-now)


In the beginning of 2007, Black Star Foundation started a record label. Since then 6 artist albumswere released (whereby 1 album also on vinyl), 4 singles, 5 riddims with a variety of artists plus 2 mixtapes with strictly Black Star dubplates.

In the beginning of 2007, Black Star Foundation started a record label. The first release was the debut album 'Blaze Fire' by the Ghanaian artist Osagyefo (2007). Since then more albums followed with artists like Brainpower (2010), Vivian Jones (2015), Exile Di Brave (2017), Leah Rosier (2017) and the solo-album of Black Star producer Asher-E (2017). The album of Brainpower is later released on Recordstore Day on red vinyl (2018). Black Star label also released a few CD-singles with Lady K-Wida (2008),  including her second single featuring the legendary King Yellowman (2009) and singles with Rapha Pico and Jahbar I (2020) and with Jah Thunder (2021).
To complete the reggae collection, Black Star also released some riddims, like Bad Girls riddim (2012), Rub A Dub riddim (2013), Lovely Girl riddim (2015), World of Righteousness riddim (2017) and Babylon Burning riddim (2020) plus there are 2 mixtapes with strictly Black Star dubplates (2018).

BLAZE FIRE

Album by Osagyefo (Ghana) in cooperation with Tuff Lion (Virgin Islands), Black Star producer Asher-E (Holland) and many other musicians. Recorded and produced in the Netherlands.

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LOVE CAN MAKE YOU BLIND

The first single of Lady K-Wida, 'Love Can Make You Blind', was released in May 2008. The second track on the single is 'So Much Trouble'. Both tracks are produced by Asher-E.
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ONE MAN WOMAN

The second single of Lady K-Wida is One Man Woman featuring King Yellowman! The single holds a live version with Poor Man Friend band and a version with the legendary Jamaican artist King Yellowman! Again a production by our producer Asher E.
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DUB & DWARS

In 2010 Dutch rapper Brainpower and Black Star Foundation released the reggae album ‘Dub & Dwars'. The CD contains reggae versions of 6 Brainpower classics plus the brand new title track 'Dub & Dwars’. The music is made by Black Star producer Asher-E (Holland) and the Firehouse Crew (Jamaica). All lyrics are re-recorded and almost all tunes contain an extended dub-version. For Recordstore Day 2018 the album is also released on red clear vinyl!
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BAD GIRLS RIDDIM

September 2012 the Bad Girls riddim was released with 6 tracks by Marlon Asher (Trinidad), Turbulence (Jamaica), Spectacular (Jamaica), Smiley (Holland), Leah Rosier (Holland) and the original/first version by K-Wida (Holland) & Lady G (Jamaica). Music by the Firehouse Crew and produced/mixed by Tixie (Jamaica) and Asher E (Holland).

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RUB A DUB RIDDIM

The album holds 9 tracks by Turbulence (Jamaica), Trilla U (Jamaica), Vivian Jones (Jamaica/UK), Linval Thompson (Jamaica), Marlon Asher (Trinidad), Bredda Marcus (Holland), Mr. Aya (France), Leah Rosier (Holland) and Brainpower (Holland). Drum and bass were recorded in Jamaica with the well-known Firehouse Crew. All other instruments are done in Holland by Asher E, who is also responsible for mixing and producing the songs.

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BLACK STAR PRESENTS VIVIAN JONES

Mr. Vivian Jones, reggae veteran from the UK/Jamaica, released a new album in cooperation with Black Star Foundation. The album holds 10 tracks, including 2 extended dub-versions.

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LOVELY GIRL RIDDIM

The song ‘Lovely Girl’ was originally recorded for the album ‘Blaze Fire’ by Osagyefo (Black Star label, 2007). In the recent years, a number of International artists made their own version on the riddim, like Lutan Fyah, Spectacular and Vivian Jones (Jamaica), Mr. Aya and Yellam (France), Joggo, K-Wida, Bredda Marcus and Leah Rosier (Holland). The music is written by musicians from 3 different continents: Osagyefo (Ghana), Tuff Lion (Virgin Islands) and Black Star producer Asher-E (Holland).

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EXILE DI BRAVE MEETS BLACK STAR

Exile Di Brave (Jamaica) released a new EP on Black Star label in August 2017. 'Exile Di Brave meets Black Star' contains 6 very versatile tracks, from ska to reggae, dancehall and dub. Riddims by Asher-E (Holland) and Firehouse Crew (Jamaica) for Black Star Foundation. Special attention for the collaboration track on the album featuring Taxi Red Ash, who has been the taxi driver in Kingston (Jamaica) for the Black Star crew since many years. The driver happened to have a great old-school voice and with Exile Di Brave toasting on top of it.

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THE BLACK STAR TRACKS

The third album by Leah Rosier contains 11 tracks, including one dub version. All vocals and backing vocals are done by Leah herself. She even plays guitar on ‘Smile Vibe High’. The music is partly played and recorded in Jamaica with the Firehouse Crew and partly in Holland by Black Star producer Asher-E (and some other musicians). All tracks are produced and mixed by Asher-E.
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WORLD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS RIDDIM

The album holds 10 different tracks by both national and international artists. The riddim features Jamaican superstars Anthony B, Luciano and Mikey General, but also the young and talented Jahbar I (Jamaica) and Marlon ‘Ganja Farmer’ Asher (Trinidad). In Holland some versions on the riddim were written by Dutch young artists, like Robina Souilljee, Rapha Pico and Leah Rosier, plus a melodica version by producer Asher-E and a bonus-version by Dutch hip hop artist Brainpower. Riddim written and mixed by Asher-E (Holland), whereby some versions are mixed by Tixie (Jamaica).

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BLACK STAR MELODIES

A solo-album by Black Star producer Asher-E on melodica. Almost all instruments are played by Asher-E, except for 3 guest musicians on the album (violin, percussion and guitar), so the typical sharp and crispy sound of Asher-E is clear and present! The CD contains 8 tracks with some voice samples by Exile Di Brave, Marlon Asher and Vivian Jones.

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MIXTAPE: THE ORIGINAL BLACK STAR SOUND

January 2018, Black Star Sound from Amsterdam (Holland) had the pleasure to link up with a close friend of the original Black Star Sound from Kingston (Jamaica). He shared a lot of exclusive Black Star tunes and recordings with us, so we were able to make this mixtape with strictly original Black Star dubplates by the artists Sugar Minott, Anthony Red Rose, Admiral Tibet, Anthony Malvo, Hopeton Lindo, Earl Cunningham, Pad Anthony, Edi Fitzroy and many more. Mixed by Selector Den-Den for Black Star Foundation (Holland).

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MIXTAPE: BLACK STAR SOUND

This mixtape consists of strictly Black Star dubplates by Jamaican artists like Bunny Wailer, John Holt, The Mighty Diamonds, Yellowman, Johnny Osbourne, Horace Andy, Frankie Paul, Half Pint, Anthony B, Romain Virgo, Luciano, Sizzla, Bushman, Etana, Vivian Jones and Beres Hammond. Black Star Sound (Amsterdam) also likes to showcase young talents like Leah Rosier, Rapha Pico, Joggo (Holland), Exile Di Brave, Micah Shemaiah, Jahbar I and Samory I (Jamaica). Mixed by Selector Den-Den for Black Star Foundation (Holland).

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CHANGE

The single ‘Change’ is a cooperation between Black Star Foundation, Rapha Pico (Holland/Surinam) and Jahbar I (Jamaica). The song is released on January first (2020). The riddim is recorded in Jamaica, music by the legendarische Firehouse Crew, saxofone by Nicolas Laraque and backing vocals by D. Wisdom. Mixed by Donald ’Tixie’ Dixon for Black Star Foundation. The videoclip is recorded in the heart of Amsterdam (2019), filmed and edited by Iyobel Izhia.

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BABYLON BURNING RIDDIM

The foundation of the Babylon Burning riddim was laid some 30 years ago by Dutch reggae producer Asher-E and it became the origin of the fruitful cooperation between Black Star and Asher-E. Over the years many artists have interpreted the riddim in their own particular styles, yet only five iterations have appeared on albums before. These previously released versions have all been revisited, remixed and remastered and are incorporated on the new release, alongside fifteen never before heard tracks. The international appeal of reggae music is again confirmed on this release with vocalists from Japan, the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands, the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana and of course Jamaica. Out of many, one riddim…

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FOOTBALL
The Football song was released on the day the European Championships started, the 11th of June 2021. It’s a promotional song for football worldwide, different great football players from around the world are mentioned in the lyrics by Jah Thunder. Music by The Firehouse Crew (drums by George Miller, bass by Donald Dennis, keyboard by Paul Crosdale and guitar by Lamont Savory). Additional musicians: Melodica by Asher-E and backing vocals by Robina Souilljee. The videoclip is recorded in Kingston, Jamaica (2021).

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