Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
THE March of Three Kings concert headlined by Mavado, Elephant Man and Wayne Marshall was marred by gunfire which caused a stampede from Margaritaville in Ocho Rios on Saturday night .
"A music and love wi seh," shouted Mavado in the parking lot at around 4.35 am to the shaken departing crowd.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Vybz kartel claim he is the dancehall hero. You cannot have two king who rule at the same time in the same place. So Beenie man was the king of dancehall from the earlier ninties to the early year two thousand. So the then Beenie man is the true King of dancehall than kartel, because he has many years experience than Vybz Kartel in the business. What do you think?
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The 30th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) will be coming to the Caribbean region this year.
The 2011 staging of the awards is to be held at the National Academy of the Performing Arts in Port of Spain, Trinidad on May 28.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Dancehall artistes Mr Lexx and Bounty Killer were the centre of attention recently following their face-off on popular social networking website Twitter.
After being hit by two rumours in one week, former Miss Jamaica World and Miss Universe runner-up 2010, Yendi Phillipps says she is not fazed by them.
Earlier this week, a website claimed that she had a 'secret affair' with dancer-dancehall artiste Ding Dong. And if that wasn't enough, there was another rumour yesterday that she was in a major accident.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Ian Boyne, Contributor
Vybz Kartel, 'the Teacher' pulled out a "crowd apparently larger than the university's annual graduation ceremony held at the same venue, based on the expanse of bodies that stretched from the lectern on to Ring Road" when he delivered a guest lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) last Thursday, courtesy of Professor Carolyn Cooper.
The Cake Soap King was there to wash away misconceptions that his skin bleaching was symptomatic of his self-hate and rinsed Afrocentricity. Kartel, one of our most articulate deejays, told his assembled students that "bleaching today is not the same as it was 25 years ago. I maintain that today we are a much prouder race than in the past".
We are giving you the opportunity to watch Grammy award winning deejay Lady Saw perform free of cost.
The deejay has worn the crown of the leading female dancehall artiste for a number of years. So on Saturday, April 9, the star will be honouring her at Club Impulse, 61 Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston (upstairs Burger King).
Before Saw gets up and close to you, her loyal fans, there will be performances from the princesses of the dancehall, Spice and Tifa, who will also be gracing the stage.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Popular dancehall artiste, Lady Saw, was questioned by members of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday.
Lady Saw, whose real name is Marion Hall, was called in by the cops , who are investigating allegations of corruption in a case in which a relative of the artiste is accused of rape.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Deejay Vybz Kartel might not have gotten back his visa, but that won't be stopping him from performing at this year's 'Best of the Best ' concert in Miami for Memorial Day weekend.
Scheduled for the Bicentennial Park in Miami on Sunday, May 29, Kartel will be performing live via satellite. This will be the deejay's first appearance on the show, which will also be featuring the likes of Stephen and Damian Marley, Etana, Tifa, Chino, Stephen McGregor, Assassin, Alison Hinds among others. Best of the Best features music such as pop, soca, R&B, and has been a long standing supporter of dancehall and reggae music.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Haiti-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been released from hospital, after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand.
The shooting took place late Saturday near the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince just hours before the start of voting in Sunday's presidential elections.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
US singer and rapper Nate Dogg died on Wednesday at the age of 41.
His friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg paid tribute to the veteran MC on Twitter, while the Press-Telegram newspaper in his home town of Long Beach, California, cited an announcement from his family.
Nate Dogg had suffered strokes in both 2007 and 2008, but the cause of his death is unclear.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Members of the police force escorted international rap star DJ Drake from the well-attended Brit Jam stage showin Montego Bay early Monday morning. This after the Canadian act spewed profanities while he shared the stage with local dancehall stars Mavado and Aidonia.
The abrupt end to the rapper's set, also cut short the much-anticipated performance of the two Alliance members who were connecting nicely with the audience who seemed eager to receive them. Drake, who was summoned on stage by the top flight artiste Mavado, uttered obscenities as he greeted the patrons.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has directed the management of Nationwide News Network (NNN) Limited to immediately discontinue transmission of the radio programme 'Ragashanti Live' in its current daytime slot.
The station has also been required to take the necessary steps to bring its programming into conformity with its public service broadcasting licence and the applicable broadcasting regulations.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
"That is not the case," said Beenie Man in response to raised eyebrows about his recent song 'Hot After We', having lyrics directed at deejay Vybz Kartel.
In the song, Beenie Man deejays, Mi tief da laugh ya fi dah song ya / (laugh) / An yuh know wi nuh care/ Nuh 2000 deejay cyaan phase mi career / Mi a do dis before Diageo own Red Stripe beer / Mi still a mek hits year to year / But now dem a drive dem Benz, Benz after wi/ None a dem nah drive Benz before wi / Seh dem a gyalis, dem a gyalis after wi / None a dem nah get gyal before mi / Seh dem a hot bwoy, hot after wi / None a dem nah get clean before wi / Seh dem a hot steppa, new comer, new stepper/ None a dem nah touch road before wi.
The announcement that popular artiste Vybz Kartel would deliver a lecture at the University of the West Indies sent the social networks in a frenzy. The moments after his lecture would prove just as sensational with students digesting all the popular dj had to say. Thousands of students showed up at The Undercroft at Mona. Here is what a few students had to say about 'the Teacher's' lecture. Did it compare to other classes?
Friday, March 11, 2011
Posing the question 'Who is Vybz Kartel', ' di Teacha' taught the University of the West Indies, Mona, a little about his life, his bleaching and the rumours of his Masonic influences. Guest lecturer at the university yesterday, on the topic 'Pretty Like A Colouring Book: My Life and My Art,' Kartel had thousands of students' attention at the Undercroft. Hosted by the Department of Literatures in English and the Institute for Gender and Develop-ment Studies, Kartel came prepared with explanations and comments that were aimed to raise eyebrows. The deejay kicked off his lecture by asking 'Who is Vybz Kartel?' and responding "I am Adidja Palmer, dancehall artiste, hero, businessman, proud father of seven children and counting." Moving
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dancehall Producer Tarik 'Russian' Johnston, was held by police at the Piarco International Airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad for obscene language and disorderly conduct on Saturday. Tight lipped
JAMAICAN ARTISTE ASSASSIN SONG NOT FOR VYBZ KARTEL - Deejay's latest recording isn't aimed at Gaza deejay
|Assassin aka Agent Sasco. - File|
Having avoided a clash with Vybz Kartel in 2005, Assassin says his latest song, 'Run Di Place', is not in reference to the artiste and he still has no intentions of being in any lyrical confrontation with him.
In the song that was recorded on the weekend and released yesterday, Assassin uttered some lyrics that on the surface seemed to be directed at Vybz Kartel.
The song says: "How dem a gwaan like Assassin caan done the place/ Memba seh a wi have the fire
Monday, March 7, 2011
The Department of Literatures in English and the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona are hosting a public lecture by Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m., at the Undercroft of the Senate Building. Kartel will speak on the topic,
"'Pretty as a Colouring Book': My Life and My Art." The invitation to speak was given to Kartel by Professor Carolyn Cooper who teaches a course on 'Reggae Poetry ' in the Department of Literatures in English at Mona. The course focuses on the lyrics of Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Peter
Friday, March 4, 2011
CONTROVERSIAL deejay Vybz Kartel is at it again. This time the artiste who has been enjoying success over the past few years, is now encouraging Jamaicans to scar their bodies with tattoos in his latest video amidst his skin-bleaching promotion.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Deejay Vybz Kartel and producer NotNice are remaining quiet as to whether there is animosity between them.
Rumours were circulating that the two had stopped working together musically since mid-February. According to several sources, NotNice was assaulted and his studio equipment removed from his house where he was working. It is alleged that Kartel was behind the
removal of the equipment. However, it is unclear as to the reasons behind the move.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Police last night confirmed that deejay Shawn Storm is a person of interest and is wanted in connection with a robbery incident in St Andrew.
Police said the deejay is being asked to turn himself over to the St Andrew North police or any police station as soon as possible.