Friday, 9 March 2012

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: Konshens thrills New York massive

HEAVY HITTERS: Konshens (left) and Briggy Benz on the scene.

Ever determined to reach out to his countless loyalists, dancehall sensation Konshens has been on a whirlwind promo tour Stateside in support of his newly arrived debut disc, Mental Maintenance, which delivers 17 tracks of mood-enhancing reggae and dancehall.

In addition to locations in Brooklyn and Bronx, the DROM hotspot in the Big Apple recently served as a venue on the New York leg of Konshens’ series of launch parties and media interviews that will also take him across the US throughout this month.

Hosted by Jamaica’s own dynamic diva Nikki Z, the indisputable highlight of the DROM event was a performance by the man of the hour that elicited an ardent and occasional sing-along response from the sizeable and energetic partygoers who grooved to such hits as “Do Sumn,” “Gal A Bubble,” "Realest Song" and “Realest Medz.”

“Much love to all my NY fans that turned out to the album release parties in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx, and for all the fans that couldn’t make it to the party, much love and thanx for your support,” the deejay wrote on his Facebook fan page. “The Mental Maintenance tour continues. Fairfax, California, you’re next. Mental Maintenance [is] in stores and on iTunes now. Go get it. Much love and thanx for the support.”

[Photos: Allyson Ione]

Peep the highlights below (shoutout @ HypeLife.TV):

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