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Half Pint Taking On US Bullies

November 8, 2012

Half Pint Taking On US Bullies
Sheena Gayle, Gleaner Writer; The Gleaner

Western Bureau:International reggae star Half Pint is now leading the charge to reduce violence against women and children in schools with his involvement in a United States-based anti-bullying campaign.

This new thrust came on the heels of a successful appearance on the Rebels in the Garden stageshow in Kingston, where he shared the stage with Rootz Underground and newcomer Chronixx.

According to the musician’s manager, Loyal Haylett, the partnership with stakeholders in the United States to help reduce bullying in schools is part of Half Pint’s drive to use his musical influence to reduce incidents of violence locally and internationally.

“Bullying is a serious issue being faced in many schools across the US and we welcome the opportunity to help spread the message to stop the bullying in schools. It also helps his music to reach a new demographic,” Haylett said.

Half Pint has also established a partnership with Lasco and Rootz Underground to promote environmental awareness in schools across Jamaica. The project is dubbed Relief Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP).


“He has a new single called Pass It On that is encouraging patrons to help take back Jamaica from the trail of crime and violence that has cast a negative shadow on the island. We are also seeking to work with local peace-management groups with a view to doing our part to help to put an end to this cycle of violence,” Haylett revealed.

Born Lindon Roberts, Half Pint is a product of the west Kingston enclave of Rose Lane, a community close to Trench Town, which produced the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and Toots Hibbert.

The reggae musician recently secured a major publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a deal with Harmonix Music Systems to have his music played in a series of video games said to be worth millions in potential revenue.

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Rebels in the Garden – October 20, 2012

October 18, 2012

Rebels in the Garden poster

Pint at Rebels in the Garden, October 20th, 9pm at the Sunken Garden, Hope Gardens in St. Andrew.

Half Pint sound heads to video games

October 11, 2012

Half Pint sound heads to video games
Sheena Gayle, Gleaner Writer; The Gleaner

International reggae star Half Pint has secured a major publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and a deal with Harmonix Music Systems to have his music played in a series of music video games, a move manager Loyal Haylett revealed is a major push for reggae.

“What this deal represents is that Half Pint’s music will now be in a position to be played in movies, commercials, ring tones and a variety of other media. With the mother of all international publishing companies, so to speak, his music will be exposed to other markets and demographics,” his manager revealed.

UMPG is now responsible for collecting royalties and the administration of copyright issues. Through his own Loyal Haylett Management firm, the manager was also successful in negotiating a deal with Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games, the makers of Rock Band, the popular music video game for Xbox 360, PlayStation and Nintendo DS gaming systems.

While he did not want to give the dollar value of the two deals, Haylett described them as ‘lucrative’. A serious international push for Half Pint’s music is also expected from the deals.

“Reggae is renowned globally and these deals represent the direction we are taking the business of reggae. The deal, especially with the Rock Band video games, has the capacity to generate millions for Half Pint Music, and we just want persons to understand the global brand and business of the music,” he further added.

Half Pint, known for hits such as Substitute Lover, Greetings, and Winsome, has no intention of slowing down in his musical endeavours either. He recently came off a six-week tour that covered the United States of America and Europe.

Born Lindon Roberts, the entertainer is a product of the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane – a community in proximity to Trench Town – which has produced the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and Toots Hibbert.

“The music business in Jamaica is not about looking out for the veteran musicians. Even some of the event organisers are not knowledgeable about the legendary acts, they are a product of the now generation, which results in a breakdown,” Half Pint’s manager stated.

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Lots of video from the 2012 European Tour

September 14, 2012

Thanks to Ra-Umi Alkebulan for this great set of videos of Pint in Europe…

Rebel Music Festival, Sweden – “Landlord”

Rebel Music Festival, Sweden – “Suzie”

Reggae Jam, Germany

Helsinki Reggae Festival, Finland (Aug 25, 2012) – “Hold On”

Portugal (August 2, 2012)

Reggae Jam, German – “Level the Vibes”

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“Mr. Landlord” from Rebel Music Festival in Enkoping, Sweden

August 5, 2012

Here is Half Pint performing “Mr. Landlord” at the Rebel Music Festival in Enkoping, Sweden, August 4, 2012:

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“Sally” from Aaron’s Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA

July 26, 2012

Here is Half Pint performing “Sally” from Aaron’s Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA with Slightly Stoopid on the Unity Tour, July 21, 2012:

More Unity Tour photos

July 26, 2012

Lots more photos from the Unity Tour, courtesy of Ra-Umi Alkebulan:

Photos from the Unity Tour – Atlanta, GA

July 25, 2012

Here’s the first batch of photos from the Unity Tour with Slightly Stoopid, courtesy of Ra-Umi Alkebulan.

Pint at Surfer in June 2012 (video)

July 16, 2012

If you can’t catch Pint on tour this year, have no fear – a live set from June is available below. Jump to 1:10:00 for the start of Pint’s set.

Watch live streaming video from surferthebar at livestream.com

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Half Pint summer 2012 tour info announced

July 12, 2012


For Immediate Release: Jamaican Reggae music legend, Half Pint, will be one the road again this Summer. He will be an musical ambassador of Jamaica on tour as the island celebrated its 50th year of independence in 2012. Half Pint will be making his third tour of special guest appearances on 11 dates with close collaborators and friends, Slightly Stoopid. Stoopid are on their UNITY Tour with 311 and SOJA in the US in July and August. Pint and Slightly Stoopid have been in the studio working on new music for each of their upcoming new album releases. Their work on stage together can also be described as “magic” every time they are perform on tour.

Half Pint then heads to Europe for a month of headlining dates including some of the biggest annual music festival on the continent. He will slide over to Ottawa, Canada for one festival date for returing to Europe to finish out the month of dates

Half Pint has enjoyed a long history of success in the international music industry dating back to the early 1980s. His first big hit “Winsome” was later covered by the Rolling Stones in 1986 and the anthemic mega-hit “Greetings” is known worldwide as his signature song. A new album plus singles releases are in store for Pint in second half of 2012 as well as live dates worldwide





Website: www.HalfPintMusic.com

Loyal Haylett
Phone: (876) 851-0825 (JA) / (347) 672-3074 (US)
E-Mail: [email protected]

Media Contacts:
(North America)
Russell Gerlach
Foundation Media/PR
Phone: (562) 948-3008
E-Mail: [email protected]

Ra-Umi Alkebu-lan
Alkebu-lan The Media
Phone: (876) 450-9621
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