Half Pint unveils "NO STRESS EXPRESS"


By: Howard Hendriks


It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Half Moon Hotel, Montego Bay when the entertainment fraternity turned out to support the launch of Half Pint's latest venture. Dignitaries, Media personalities and celebrities from as far as Germany witnessed the Jamaican launch of his album "No Stress Express." This offering will be released worldwide on March 11 and will be distributed via Universal Music Group Distribution.


The "No Stress Express" is deemed to be a classic and is poised to be his best album ever. Hot tracks include, "Unity" featuring Jack Madess from Sublime, "Bad Boys" featuring Sizzla, "Just be Good" featuring songbird Mikki Howard, "Mind over Matter," "Suzie" and "Children of his Majesty." Half Pint will be performing on three shows in Great Britain to promote the album in February 2008.


Accolades poured out for Half Pint acknowledging his latest achievement. His Manager Loyal Haylett spoke on his fifteen year relationship with the superstar. Ras Astor Black reminisced on the early days when Half Pint appeared on reggae Roots TV in Chicago. He stated that Half Pint deserves to be on the Reggae Walk of Fame. Minister oF Culture and Information, Hon. Olivia "Babsy" Grange stated that the singer represented the culture of Jamaica and has always made her feel proud. She thanked his record company for supporting Half Pint.


Mr. Desmond Young, the President of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians remarked that artistes such as Half Pint make Jamaica the most popular place on earth. Other speakers included Levent Karahan, President United Music Industries, Derede Whitlock, a representative from the Ministry of Tourism of Antigua and Barbuda and Specialist Dillon. Mingling in the gathering were Sharon Burke, Ainsworth Davis, Bridgette Anderson ,Tyhimba, Carol Gonzales and her husband, Pam Hall, Ken Williams, Steve James, Conrad McLeod, Howard Hendricks, Squeeze, Sandra Rose and Dianne Issachar.


Half Pint has enjoyed a long history of success dating back to the early 1980s. His first big hit, "Winsome" was later covered by the Rolling Stones in 1986. He is surrounded by a competent and able support staff which consists of Manager Loyal Haylett, Russell Gerlach and Publicist Raumi Alkebulan.




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