Local group releases new video

Members of the group

The town of Portsmouth continues to turn heads locally with refreshing young musical talent and excellent music videos to compliment the songs.

Hot on the heels of the Ncore Band’s ‘Deja Buile’ music video, the second town-based hip hop group CHOEB has released the video for their hit song ‘Magic Touch.’

The video has set the social media, especially Facebook, abuzz, and quickly racked up well over 1,000 views in less than 24 hours since its release on Sunday, February 26.

‘Magic Touch’ is the third single on CHOEB’s first official album, titled “Under the Lights.” The video was directed by Chad Ambo, a recent university graduate who specialized in Multimedia Production at UWI Mona.

Responding to questions about the viability of a hip-hop group in Dominica, and whether or not it is an attempt at replicating America culture, Ambo responded, “If you look on the international scene right now you have artists like Rihanna, Akon and Nicki Minaj who have non-US roots, and have gone on to dominate the American charts and market. The CHOEB members are talented; who knows if they will get the opportunity to export this talent? But I see nothing wrong in allowing young people to channel their time and energy into positive things that they enjoy doing, instead of idling and getting involved in negative acts.”

You can learn more about CHOEB by visiting their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHOEB/124096690939180
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98 Comments

  1. Preetichick
    March 5, 2012

    Firstly i have to say congrats to CHOEB cause they been a long way. I’ve listen to there songs and trust me its very good. Videos are High quality and trust me they are doing well. Thank God for that. Secondly they are very positive in every way. They produce clean music. I haven’t find nothing bad or negative about them.. Keep up the work.. May god bless you all in every way…

    Remember :One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better…

  2. real talk
    March 4, 2012

    i dont know why allu wasting allu time and answer the negative comments!! choeb you gurs are better than that! as role models i mean c’mon.. lots of kids r sure looking up to u guys… so lets not argue on whether or not ur voice is like n minaj or ur song aint original.. doesnt matter.. the song is nice and keep it up.. let ur hgaterz be ur motivators

  3. Andy Baron
    March 4, 2012

    love the video….. possie doing big things….good job on the video chad

  4. Lili
    March 1, 2012

    lili is here now i wude like to say that this song wasnt copy righted i am not trying to immitate nicki minaj my personal life is my business we jus wanted a lil support on d vid..Anywayz god bless all of u we still love u..wether u like the video or not u had to watch it to give ur point of view so thankz fuh da views..Peace

    • PUSS
      March 2, 2012

      Brap lol

    • CHOEB da realest
      March 4, 2012

      yes shattala..u take it ez ;) *clap fuh lili*

  5. baby boo
    March 1, 2012

    mr.305 shut up comment something positive or dont at all…. dont be hating on choeb becoming the best in d/a soon…. big up teedz, che, shelly, lili and especially bert… also the vid producer chad ambo good work wit the vid loved it

  6. Listener
    March 1, 2012

    But what y’all do that 305 so lol….you would swear is their beat allu take

  7. soowoop
    March 1, 2012

    CHOEB TO THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111

  8. March 1, 2012

    Since so many people has used this beat. And its still available for download. I’m certain that CHOEB are not complying with the rules of the website “beatsplanet.com” where they supposedly purchased the beat for “$1.00”

    The correct format to use wherever credit is due is the following:

    “Name of your track which uses our instrumental” – ?? Produced By: {Name of producer(s) } for Beats Planet Productions {featuring : (Artist)}.

    e.g.??? “Next To Me With Hook” – Produced By: DJ Naydee for Beats Planet Production featuring Hersh.

    “It Aint Over? With Hook” – Produced By: DJ Naydee & Julian Baker featuring Hersh.

    Music used for demos or albums without giving credits is NOT permitted under this license. For multimedia use, contact us for media terms.

    All our tracks are globally copyrighted protected by ASCAP. Failure to give credit will result in us being unable to clear the copyright for you and will lead to serious legal action.
    ============================================
    Further More:::

    Exclusive Rights
    Exclusive rights allow the purchaser to use the beat for any and all profitable projects. These rights can only be sold to one person. If one of the beats (either the Instrumental or the one with Hook) is sold, the other version will no longer be available for exclusive purchase. If a beat was leased before the contract arrives, everything applies as normal including ability for radio play. Once the beat is bought exclusively AND the buyer has complied with contract requirements, it will be then marked as ?SOLD?. It’ll no longer be for sale without the permission of the Buyer and Beats Planet.

    Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Licensor harmless from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, costs, liabilities, expenses and damages (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with any claim that the Tracks furnished by under this License constitutes an infringement of any confidential information, trade secret, patent, copyright, trademark, trade name, or other legal right of any third party.

    Unauthorized use or duplication is a violation of this agreement and of applicable laws of the United States and other countries. Any infringement of copyright will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

    CHOEB didn’t give any credit well except to CHAD AMBO ofcourse.

    The beat is still available online for download so they don’t have exclusive rights however, they don’t give credit to the rightful owner.

    According to Beatsplanet.com “All our tracks are globally copyrighted protected by ASCAP. Failure to give credit will result in us being unable to clear the copyright for you and will lead to serious legal action.”

    Source: http://beatsplanet.com/general/lease-agreement.html

    • March 1, 2012

      They never said they had exclusive rights to the beat, stop hating. They said anyone can download the beat

    • Anonymous
      March 1, 2012

      Padner i suspect you jealous them man.

  9. PUSS
    March 1, 2012

    Well i know all of em n lili speaks in the same tone….. bert does the same…. che sounds a little more masculine wen he speaks as opposed to his singing…. teedz sounds more high pitched in her singing than normal i don’t see where y’all cum out with your copycat nicki minaj my *** story. Nicki minaj is annoying and these kids are talented there is a big difference.

    However i think that some Dominicans have way too much idle hands and needs to find something positive to do like these kids… pull up here commenting and criticizing negatively about beats and buying and stealing etc whatever they might’ve done i know for a fact that they’re not the first and wont be the last. You think man like Jay-z dem started off with their own stuff? ppl plz.. be supportive of what you have.

    • PUSS
      March 1, 2012

      well i suggest all u listen to their song ” Going Hard” i wanna know if they voleh dat one too? …..

    • CHOEB da realest
      March 4, 2012

      ohhhhhhh how i love u right now!!!! tell dem dat again..allu dunno dem some of allu NEVER tlk to dem so allu cannot just come n say oh they imitating whosoever!..tlk to dem listen n u will UNDERSTAND! geesh some d/ca are so small minded n STUPID! #myopinion… give credit where credit is needed give praise where praise is needed, congratulate wen its necessary, stop hate…n mr 305 i hope u gettin paid for all them things u digging up der…cuh choeb mus be in court with u fuh u to be doin all dat… u have a lot of time on yuh hands…as u can see da members are not even takin u on so..i think its bes u SHUT UP!

  10. March 1, 2012

    everybody in d group want to sound like they in young money lol and bert is lil wayne u cannot get recognize trying to sound like wayne

    • possie S
      March 1, 2012

      u 2 negative…. pointlesss……..

  11. March 1, 2012

    dem man so lame they have to come and put there name on DNO and answer their critics and haters dat just making man laff alu more do ur song and let man talk no need to answer man… honestly this is overrated lol weak

  12. March 1, 2012

    dem man so lame they on here defending their critics
    lmao get over it stop being insecure when u make a track … putting allu name and answering people dats sooo lammmmmmeeeeeeee

  13. wa-a
    March 1, 2012

    Nice work my youts.Nashville(Portsmouth)has always been the soul/rnb capital of DA and it is good to see CHOEB aspiring to appeal to a wider audience.Doh
    get swell head and think you reach.Keep on workin on ya flow(like Indian river ya know)and originality.Big up Ambo on the video production.And
    for the rest of the schizos it is called beats and
    CHOEB riding.

  14. 6pac!
    February 29, 2012

    Big up CHOEB!! BIG up CHAD! #likeABoss!!

  15. Listener
    February 29, 2012

    Allu should not feel the need to explain anything because if any one has common sense they can see that a lot of famous artist use the same beats n just add their own lyrics. The lyrics is what makes the beat! I don’t see why allu feel the need to validate whether or not you had legal rights to the beat..let the person hate…black ppl never there to help others rise but when you get to the top they are the same ones that want to come n play part. Don’t get vex at what the haters have to say just remember everything is constructive criticism and how u react to it is what forms you…The video was great quality and the chorus was nice! :)

  16. #FanOfCHOEB
    February 29, 2012

    You ppl can say as u want I know that CHOEB is as original as they come! Like it or not! Just blow the trumpet cuz we know allu want too! CHOEB big up! Ur girl always got ur back!

  17. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012

    Way to go guys, congratulations. Just be careful on the legal side.

  18. CHARMER
    February 29, 2012

    Nice, Very very nice. Hey guys, please give Mc Carthy Marie a call. I’m sure he has advise for you all. I just want to know that you all are safe. Keep this up and you will go places.

  19. cautious
    February 29, 2012

    keep representing yourselves,possie an Dominica on a whole

  20. aha moment
    February 29, 2012

    Fantastic!!!!! Good job Chad, Chevon, Bert and the rest!

  21. SaylC
    February 29, 2012

    wow..so many familiar faces in this video…great job u guys… awesome!!..

  22. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012

    Very proud of the young people…positiveness!!

  23. myzii thickerz
    February 29, 2012

    THAT’S MY TRACK RIGHT THERE….CHOEB TO THE WORLDD!!!!KEEP IT UP GUYS AND DO NT WRRY WAT THE HATERZ HAVE TO SAY JUST KEEP GOIN U GUYS WILL REACH FARRR!!!!!!!CHOEB!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

  24. CHOEB da realest
    February 29, 2012

    last time i check the only thing that makes it original is the lyrics… and the lyrics are WAY DIFFERENT! psch anybody can buy a beat..psh..allu will do anything to bring down pple…dominicans so allu be..neva want to see sum1 rise…is it anybody fault allu nt shining? hmmm ok den

  25. Mr. Winstunner
    February 29, 2012

    Keep up the good work Cheob, impressive work, Dca have talent and people who have the means to help promote that talent should assist where necessary.

  26. ME
    February 29, 2012

    CHOEB MADE THIS SONG FOR A REASON Hmmm

  27. big
    February 29, 2012

    i like.

  28. BERT CHOEB
    February 29, 2012

    I got that magic touch
    tranna go but he must come back
    he got that magic watch
    he’ll be back just in time
    for thisssss…

    I Got that magic touch Houdini flow i disappear and
    reappear you know how it go {Is official CHOEB Lyric}

    On A Freely Downloadable Instrumental Named Magic Touch

  29. February 29, 2012

    I hope the right person will hear you all music.
    Good luck. I like it. Sounding nice.

  30. CheCHOEB
    February 29, 2012

    this song and its lyrics are original. the beat was downloaded from this link

    http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=10301287&q=hi&newref=1
    ..

    this is a public site which allows aspiring artists to download and use instrumentals for free. This instrumental name is Magic Touch. Hence the song was built around the idea that the producer envisioned when he/she was creating the beat.

  31. February 29, 2012

    positive style cool song :-D :) :lol: :mrgreen:

  32. 306
    February 29, 2012

    YOU A HATER

  33. Damian
    February 29, 2012

    ANYONE CAN DOWNLOAD THE ISTRUMENTAL 305 are u a fool ??? http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=10301287&q=hi&newref=1

    • possie S
      February 29, 2012

      305 is a Hater wit a capital H…

  34. Damian
    February 29, 2012

    CHOEB IS THE BEST

  35. B.E.R.T
    February 29, 2012

    WHY IS THE PERSON DELETING THE TRUTH???

    Magic Touch – Inst (Free Download!)
    Instrumentals : East Coast
    *Smooth R&B* Buy the HQ/Tagless MP3 for 19.95! Prod By DJ Naydee
    » full song info
    » add to station
    » rate this song
    » free license

    ANY ONE CAN DOWNLOAD THIS BEAT & HAVE FREE LICENSE ONCE THEY DONT SELL IT ON ITUNES

  36. potterville
    February 29, 2012

    this group is great am from possie live it up guys Leah one thing i want u do for me though stop smoking weed so much because that big bright future u got ahead of u will be gone in a flash babe keep up the good work guys shervie we miss u bertist do ur thing boy keep it coming

    • P-Dot
      February 29, 2012

      Didn’t have to put the girl sin outside -.-

  37. KAYA
    February 29, 2012

    Very impressive. Love it

  38. President
    February 29, 2012

    very Good talent Guys ..you got my support..keep working , shoot for the stars..you guys need exposure.

  39. Dominica
    February 29, 2012

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG DOMINICA CHOEB CHAD AMBO

    • February 29, 2012

      While it is good that our youth is trying to move ahead they need to be guided by persons who knows better. the vedio has a loudiere water but, need to ask y the hineken beer and not kubuli beer? but other wise the vedio looks good. I lisen to the other music vedio and the bit is the same but the words are diffrent, arn’t all the rape bits the same? please explan

      • G-girl
        March 3, 2012

        while i commend you for being positive and giving a positive feedback please can you do a private English class? your spelling is horrible my word! i found at least 12 words spelt wrongly

  40. 305
    February 29, 2012

    When, you guys remix original tracks, without giving credit to the original artist. It simply makes you guys seems like copycats.Piracy is a crime CHOEB.. Check these youtube links. I know some people will get mad “IF” my comment is accepted

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HsuG-rFf3o

    • possie chick
      February 29, 2012

      i actually thought they were the ones who made their song

      well they need to start writing songs because they have good voices

      • B.E.R.T
        February 29, 2012

        we made this song we got the beat it had one with hook and one with no hook for sale so other person like us downloaded the beat n made a song

    • Anonymous
      February 29, 2012

      I guess they should have mentioned the original artiste but still, this is a good effort. We must always applaud young people when they are doing something good and staying out of trouble.

      • I SAY
        February 29, 2012

        The Song DOnt have an original artist it is for sale till someone buys it then u can say tht

        Magic Touch – Inst (Free Download!)
        Instrumentals : East Coast
        *Smooth R&B* Buy the HQ/Tagless MP3 for 19.95! Prod By DJ Naydee
        » full song info
        » add to station
        » rate this song

        HQ/Tagless MP3 for 19.95!

        read!!! TAGLESS FOR 19.95 THIS BEAT IS NOT STOLEN
        IT Has Free License Seeing It Is Not Used In
        A Profitable Manner SO FREE UP CHOEB,

        » free license

    • B.E.R.T
      February 29, 2012

      Well Am a member of choeb N I Never Heard this Song before We Bought The Beat For Only A Dollar, we didnt bought the official right so other people can also buy it for a dollars. The Beat Name Is Magic Touch So This Person Maybe Bought The Beat N Make That.

      • B.E.R.T
        February 29, 2012

        as u can see we got our own hook on this

    • B.E.R.T
      February 29, 2012

      http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=10301287&q=hi&newref=1

      this is the link for the beat my brother this song is still not Bought by any one using exclusive rights. ok

    • Anonymous
      February 29, 2012

      in this day… when people are fighting for copyright, please be careful before you all make it big !

    • B.E.R.T
      February 29, 2012

      SO MY COMMENT ABOUT THAT IS DELETED ???

    • CheCHOEB
      February 29, 2012

      as you can see from the two links that this person provided. the beat is public and can be download by anyone. the beat also is available with a chorus, which we did not use. the beat name is magic touch and can be downloaded from here http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=10301287&q=hi&newref=1
      ..

    • Chad Ambo
      February 29, 2012

      CHOEB did not ‘remix an original track.’ Sometimes its good to do a little research before coming on a public forum and maligning and attempting to illegitimize people’s efforts!!

      The beat is available online for download for young, aspiring artists like CHOEB! Anyone can pay for and download the beat, with or without the hook and record on it.

      The link you provided is of another artist who recorded on the beat, and I’m sure if you look hard enough you can find other unsigned artists who recorded on it. All the lyrics of the verses of the song were penned by the individual CHOEB artists.

      • TruthExpress
        February 29, 2012

        Isn’t that an old KISS song? nothing about this song is original.. You guys have no shame…

    • Grow Up
      February 29, 2012

      Im a friend of CHOEB and I know for sure that that song was not remixed and it is ORIGINAL just like the video. Dominicans is bull always tryna bring their own people down when they doing something good AKA crabs in a barrel. If they were idle and engaging themselves it would be a different thing….there’s always sumen with y’all.

  41. Realist
    February 29, 2012

    Fantastic video. This guys are dominica’s next best hope of bursting on the international scene. Though I pre thier track “take my hand” this one sure deserves commendation.

    I have no difficulty if the artist tries to imitate some established artist. All great artist take abit from someone before them. Beyonce and mariah carie were clones of whitney at thier onset and no one complained. So that obseervation to me is more of a compliment than a rebuke.

  42. CHOEB da realest
    February 29, 2012

    she’s not trying to sound like niki nor rhianna this is her tone, how she speaks, if you hear them speak u will realize that’s there original tone, they nuh trying to sound like anybody

    • 305
      February 29, 2012

      When, you guys remix original tracks,

      without giving credit to the original

      artist. It simply makes you guys seems

      like copycats.Piracy is a crime CHOEB..

      Check these youtube links. I know some

      people will get mad “IF” my comment is

      accepted

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HsuG-

      rFf3o

      • Chris
        February 29, 2012

        305 are you on a mission.they don’t sound exactly alike lol I hear how much man singing like michael jackson stups. best you had take something closer to win my vote!

      • Shawn
        February 29, 2012

        WHERE IN THE WORLD AN ORIGINAL TRACK CAN HAVE
        3Like 364 views from since
        Uploaded by Manix18 on Mar 31, 2011

        You Tranna BE A HATER

      • mc carthy Marie
        February 29, 2012

        Gentlemen permit me to butt into your comments about the rights in the track on which the song is built. It Seems that you are both correct to a certain extent. One can indeed pay a sum of money and download the tracks and build a song on said track. However there is a copyright license attached to the beats when “buyer” hands over his money which limits the extent to which commercial use can be made of the resulting song before the “buyer” has to make additional payments to the producer of the beat. I trust the guys and gals in the group took the time to carefully read the terms of the licence since if they hope to go far with the song they might have to fork out more cash.

      • possie S
        February 29, 2012

        305, you’re a hater straight of!! every1 gave at least a positive comment and an advice! you need to encourage the youths and not bring them down… smh…

  43. lils
    February 29, 2012

    Very professionally done in terms of video quality. Upcoming stars that can make Dominica proud. I kinda expected a story line though. Would’ve made the video even more interesting. Keep up the good work you guys got talent.

  44. possie chick
    February 29, 2012

    Give Jack his jacket and Juliet her Lipstic.

    I love this video! I KEEP WATCHING IT OVER AND OVER.
    who wrote the song? Great song! This would be worth millions abroad!
    keep working guys…..

    • March 1, 2012

      dats not worth lol

  45. t
    February 29, 2012

    whooo!!!!!
    Great stuff!!This girl has a nice voice,reminds me of Rhianna.Keep working guys,never know someone might just take you guys to the states to meet Jay-Z,like how they took Rhianna.

    Ignore negative people ,they will only keep you back.This is much better for young people to engage in than crimes!

    To Chad Ambo,that’s great work,didn’t know you could produce videos……..i see a market for young talented people coming….

    • March 1, 2012

      jayz doh like lil wayne so take out his name in dat

  46. Love Doc
    February 29, 2012

    Impress with the quality> Great job Chad

  47. Young Talent
    February 29, 2012

    Great Job on the sound track and video

  48. V
    February 29, 2012

    very professional and very good quality i must say. love it! the north representing big time… respect!

  49. Jayson
    February 29, 2012

    When I read the article the first thing that came to mind was ‘ more of the same from them little fellers…!’

    But when I actually saw the video i was TRUELY impressed! Good stuff!! Stick with it and hold on…that video made me smile!!

    Whoever’s singing that chorus has a great voice! Oh yah… I also believe that nicki manag sounds like the female rapper on this track and NOT the other way round…! :-P

    great stuff!

  50. friend
    February 29, 2012

    thought so too she sounds like nickyminaj but is all good kudos to u all

  51. My2Sense
    February 29, 2012

    Great job guys. Keep it up.

  52. Wow
    February 29, 2012

    Great job!…..it’s good to see young talented people doing their thing….continue the good work!

  53. NICEY
    February 29, 2012

    Love the video guys better than Ncore

    • moon shine
      February 29, 2012

      @ least Ncore is original

      • baby boo
        March 4, 2012

        and so is choeb so wat

  54. Phenomenal Woman
    February 29, 2012

    Thumbs up Guys and Gyals!!!

  55. *therealmagictouch*
    February 29, 2012

    Great video!! Though i find the girl singing should be a bit more expressive (hell she’s singing about having the ‘magic touch’) act the part, inspite of it all everything was well put together. I loved it!!!!

  56. Haterz Get Yours
    February 29, 2012

    real vybze sounding nice give me a copy nor please to blast in the town…..

  57. aliqua
    February 29, 2012

    love that song

  58. February 29, 2012

    extremely proud to be blessed with the opportunity to see such talent from the north! big up all possie massive! keep the vibez flowing. one love

  59. February 29, 2012

    proud to see such talent from the north! keep the vibez flowing! one love!!

  60. Rastafari
    February 29, 2012

    Very impressive! I am a music producer and I could tell these youths have a great future ahead of them, if they are able to stand the test of time. Kudos to you all!!!

  61. smart1
    February 29, 2012

    wow!!! great, i love it….just keep it up guys looks like u guys will reach very far….GREAT JOB!!!!

  62. Family Guy!
    February 29, 2012

    Mi Like!!! nice quality, i love that girl with Nikki smilar voice,email me na…

  63. possie long time
    February 29, 2012

    way to go cheob…keep em coming

  64. real
    February 29, 2012

    nice video real professional the beat and chorus was great though that chick was trying and sound like nickimanag in the ending gotta say you have to try and create your own voice to set urself aprt from the rest

    • t
      February 29, 2012

      I don’t find she was trying to sound like niki minaj…..how can you know what she was trying to do? Are you in her head?

      Girl do your thing,you can sing

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