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April 2, 2014
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Tafari gets love on billboard

Having an album or single on any Billboard chart is the dream of many Jamaican acts.

Dancehall artiste/rapper, Tafari, son of reggae veteran Big Youth, debuted at number 17 on Billboard's Reggae album chart last week with his debut album, Rud3 Lov3.

Obviously excited about the latest turn of events, Tafari remains humbled about the achievement.

"I feel successful. It is a milestone for me and a permanent stamp of achievement," Tafari noted in a media release.

Tafari has been building a steady fan base stateside, hence reception towards the album wasn't surprising.

"Given the demographic and reach of the targeted marketing done by Rud3 Music, we are pleased with the results so far," said Tafari.

The album, Rud3 Lov3, was released on March 18 through Tafari's Rud3 Music and distributed by VP Records.

It features production work from the Rud3 Music label, Noah Mason, as well as Grammy-winning producers Jermaine Reid and Jason Gilbert, Kamron Houff and Dennis Blaze.

Reid shares production credits on Buju Banton's Grammy-winning album, Before the Dawn. Gilbert picked up a Grammy in 2011 for his production on rapper Eminem's album, Recovery.

Rud3 Lov3 contains 11 tracks. It features collaborations with Tafari's father, veteran dancehall deejay Big Youth, his brother Isat, Ce'Cile and R&B singer/producer Jimmy Cozier.

Former Brick and Lace member Nyla is featured on the single I Want You (remix). The accompanying video for the track hit number one on CVM TV's Hit List countdown a few weeks ago.

The follow up single is All She Wants is Love.

Rud3 Lov3 peaked at number three on the iTunes reggae chart.

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