We're thrilled to introduce VP Records as our latest partner in the Love Thy Community program. Since its establishment in 1979 in Jamaica, Queens, VP Records has stood at the forefront of the reggae music industry.
Co-owners Vincent and Patricia Chin, both hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, united through their shared passion for music. Originally launching their venture in Kingston, they opened a store and production facility in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the midst of the politically turbulent 1970s, Patricia and Vincent relocated to Jamaica, Queens, NY, and embarked on rebuilding their business from the ground up.
Since its inception in 1979, VP Records has garnered remarkable achievements, including being honored as the "Best Independent Record Label," releasing albums that have garnered awards and nominations, and representing some of the most prominent figures in the reggae music scene.
At its core, VP Records remains deeply rooted in its community and boasts a strong family-driven ethos. Patricia, and her grandchildren CJ, Stephen, and Stephanie, actively guide day-to-day operations. We're thrilled to shine a spotlight on them and their inspiring journey.