Monday, August 30, 2010

'Nothing like that' Lady Saw still with John John despite Twitter claims to the contrary Dancehall's first lady is excited

Dancehall artiste Lady Saw's fans believed she was no longer with her companion of 17 years when she stated on Twitter that she is 'single and loving it'.

The artiste has been with her lover, producer John John, for almost two decades. But on Wednesday, the artiste, whose real name is Marion Hall, tweeted, "When you give a man second chances over and over again and he [expletive] again and again leave his sorry [expletive]."

Later in the night, she said: "To all Twitter and Facebook informer bring back this to you know who. Am single and loving it."
But Lady Saw said this was all in good fun.
"Nothing like that. Don't tek that as nutt'n. I was just there, messing around. Sometimes you do that to send the wrong message to some people "Everything is beautiful. My man is in bed sleeping. Don't pay me no


Popular dancehall entertainer Carlton 'Ghost' Hylton was fined when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday to answer charges of possession of ganja.

Hylton was fined $100 or 10 days imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the offence. His fingerprints were ordered taken.
However, the singer's attorney tried in vain to get the court not to have his client's fingerprints taken.
His attorney stated that once Hylton's fingerprints were taken, the convictions would be recorded for a specified period and this would in turn affect his prospects of travelling overseas.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tax collectors seize Bounty Killers Warlord's vehicles

THE Special Enforcement Team, (SET) of the Inland Revenue Department this morning seized two vehicles belonging to dancehall artist Bounty Killer.

The SET, with the support of the police went to Bounty Killer's apartment at Oaklands in St Andrew and took the high end vehicles.

Bounty Killer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, is said to owe 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nicki Minaj wants to collaborate with Vybz Kartel?

It seems that a collaboration between deejay Vybz Kartel and American rapper Nicki Minaj is not out of the question for the near future.

Last Saturday, the rapper, who is known for songs such as Your Love and Bedrock, posted on her official social- networking page that she wants to work with the controversial deejay. Minaj tweeted, "I need Vybz Kartel for Pink Friday." Pink Friday is the official name of her debut album which is scheduled for release on November 23 on the Young Money-Universal Motown label.
ready to work

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mad from hot bun -Raggashanti

It's all about non-stop blessings to mi Tambareen Fambily an mi Mix-Up an' Blenda linky-linky. No hitching as usual, mek we go straight to di mix-up dem ....

Ragga, big-up the big contractor from Junction, St Elizabeth, weh go sort out the bank teller women. The contractor wife weh work inna di bank as well, find out an go sleep with the bank teller out a spite. When di contractor find out it mad him, an' him go up a di bank go draw him wife over the counter an give har a proper beating, buss-up mouth an' everything.

Ragga, di contractor wife fool like, before she jus tek di bun an' cool, now she lose everything, car, house and high support. Di way how di

Yendi Phillips takes second, creates history for Jamaica

YENDI Phillipps last night placed second in the Miss Universe pageant, creating history as the highest ever finish by a Jamaican in that contest.

Phillipps served early notice of her historic feat when she was named in the final 15, then the final 10 and outshone early favourites Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Ireland to place in the top five.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Artiste Beenie Man turns 37 - Doctor celebrates with D'Angel by his side

Beenie Man born Moses Davis, along with wife D'Angel, who was beaming by his side, celebrated his 37th birthday inside the Building nightclub in New Kingston, on Saturday night - Red Bull style.

After building the anxiety of patrons and well-wishers, the King of the Dancehall showed up just minutes after 2 a.m. His mode of transport, a Red Bull van that resembled a miniature tank, that was used as a mobile refrigerator and sound system.

Reggae Icon Bunny Wailer chants support for Rasta Millennium Council

REGGAE legend Neville Livingstone, better known as Bunny Wailer, is urging the Rastafarian community to rally around the Rastafarian Millennium Council.

In his call for support of that Rastafari umbrella organisation, the Rastafari elder and entertainer asserted that now was the time for the Rastafarian community to set up its own organisational structure in order to make the necessary choices as to where to go in defending the indigenous intellectual properties that it has created.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Artiste LA Lewis warns Ragashanti and Ms Kitty

Dancehall artiste LA Lewis claims he has been the victim of an unfair fight in the industry ever since his much-publicised altercation with Beenie Man. This fight, he says, is coming from radio personalities and DJs who will stop at nothing to hinder his development.

He is appealing to persons to stop taking sides in the matter and be fair. He says, "Persons are taking sides in the thing when they weren't invited. They didn't call me to find out my side of the story."

He claims that Ragashanti and Ms Kitty are among some of the personalities who have disrespected him following the incident.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mi back, mi back, mi back, back, back, woi!

"Who sey dat woman can dun?
Tell dem sey de woman don' come fe done...
Man back it ben up, dem sey woman done
Man wid walking stick, dem sey woman done..."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Artiste D'Angel forgives Beenie - Couple appears to be working on relationship

After making several public appearances together in recent times, D'Angel says she has forgiven her husband Beenie Man and plans to leave their marriage in God's hands.
The two were recently spotted at the Guinness premiere of The Expendables at the Carib theatre on Friday night. They hugged and walked closely, taking pictures for their fans, and the media, at intervals.
And it was just last month that the couple performed together at Reggae Sumfest.

Sunshine City Portmore Empire Artist Popcaan Arrested In Bahamas

Vybz Kartel's protege Popcaan and two other members of the Portmore Empire have been arrested at the airport in the Bahamas for fighting. information is not availabe has to what started the ffight in the first place. Vybz Kartel and members of the portmore empire was booked for a concert in the Bahamas over the weekend . check back for update on this story.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lisa Hyper and Nuffy at odds?

Popular MC and deejay, Nuffy, is seeking to clear the air about a recent rumour that has surfaced, stating that he and former Portmore Empire member, Lisa Hyper, are at odds, as it is said that he had been fired as her manager.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hyper says career on the rise :but recovering after controversial pictures

Controversial Dancehall Artiste Lisa Hyper says her musical career has been steadily rising, especially in light of recent success with Nuh Stress Mi Out, a collaboration with veteran dancehall artiste Beenie Man.
The artiste, who is steadily recovering from the impact of the controversial pictures that were circulating with her image in 2009, says that her determination is what keeps her afloat. "I always pray and never lose faith and that always give me the persistence to carry on." She said.
The artiste who has been sidelined by some members of the music industry since the controversy, says that Beenie Man is a good person, and keeps it strictly business and musical. "Beenie Man gives positive energy and he is all about the music, and nothing will get in the way when it comes to music
," she said.

Nuh Stress Mi Out, produced by Sankofa productions, is the third collaboration effort between both artistes, after singles like Nuh Kill Mi and I Am Burning which were released before gaining limited success, according to Lisa Hyper.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DJ Spice celebrates her birthday in style.

DJ Spice plays a game of pool during her birthday bash at Bayside, Portmore, St Catherine.
DJ Spice poses for the camera. - Anthony Minott photos. 
Bounty Killer (right) poses with birthday girl, DJ Spice

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Do you think Usain Bolt is pulling an Asfa Powell?

USAIN Bolt has called an end to his 2010 track season following an injury to his lower back.

The decision, announced in a statement issued by his manager Ricky Simms today, follows last week's disappointing loss in the 100 metres to American rival Tyson Gay.

What do you think?

Is it coincidental  to say he quit because he lost to Tyson Gay?

He didn't rat on Coke' - Attorney for J'can convict in US denies reports he squealed on 'Dudus'

The attorneys for a Jamaican man named by a United States publication as the person who led American prosecutors to alleged drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke are adamant that their client was never an informant for the United States government.

Bounty, Beenie: the real big men at Fully Loaded

On Friday last, all roads lead to the Old Coal Wharf in Port Royal for the much anticipated Fully Loaded dance 2010. As expected, the event featured a host of local and international sound systems.
With the exception of selectors Sky Juice, Jazzy T and DJ Bambino, who brought sparks of excitement to the table, the soundclash segment could be considered extremely boring as selectors tried to entertain the audience with the use of expletives and anti-gay dubs. Guest artiste Ricky Blaze was well-received by the Fully Loaded audience as he pelted them with his hard-hitting lyrics. A highlight of his set was his performance with Ding Dong and the Ravers Clavers dancers as they demonstrated the latest dance moves.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Artistes vs Promoters

 "The future for legitimate show promoters look bleak," declared Teensplash promoter, Linval Gibbons.

The Gibbons Promotions CEO pointed out that promoters are a dying breed. "Look at events like Reggae Carnival, Hot Shot, DJ Roll Call, Fresh, to name a few, all of those events have stopped over 10 years ago" Gibbons said; adding that only a few bonafide promoters remain.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Deejay Buju Banton may be behind bars but that hasn't stopped his musical career

Deejay Buju Banton may be behind bars but that hasn't stopped his musical career. His record label, Gargamel Music, is looking to release his ninth studio album soon.
In jail on drug charges since last December, Banton has been in the headlines but relatively quiet on the musical scene. According to his official website, Gargamel Music is preparing for the release of his newest album titled Before The Dawn.

Laurence Fishburne's daughter reveals the hurt caused by her X-rated movie

CSI actor Laurence Fishburne is 'very hurt' that his 19-year-old daughter is set to star in an X-rated porn movie to be released later this month, and it is Montana Fishburne herself who has revealed the trouble that she has caused in her family.

Oh no, Ms Leah Tavares-Finson

We were dismayed to read Ms Leah Tavares-Finson's take on Mr Christopher Coke, if only because we expected better from a student of the political sciences.

According to Sunday's edition of our Style Observer, Ms Taveres-Finson, the daughter of Government Senator Tom Tavares-Finson, premised her defence of Mr Coke, who is currently facing drug and gun-running charges in the United States, on the social benefits that he allegedly brought to the community of Tivoli Gardens.
Coming as it did so many weeks after evaporation of the myth surrounding Mr Coke's inviolability, we marvel that Ms Tavares-Finson has still not come to realise the significance of the past 10 or so months.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Usain Bolt dating new TV star

Track star Usain Bolt made overseas headlines again with yet another reality star. Pictures of Bolt and his supposed new 'love interest' was posted on popular celebrity gossip site media yesterday.

The website called 21-year-old reality star Lesa-Gayle 'Milan' Wee Tom Bolt's latest girlfriend as the site stated, "track superstar Usain Bolt is the most eligible bachelor on the island of Jamaica, and he's been spotted around with a number of beauties. But a lil birdie tells that Usain may be ready to settle down - with a beauty queen/reality star named Milan. They make a cute couple."
The Jamaica-born Milan is no stranger to the limelight when she appeared as a cast member on BET's College Hill, a reality show that follows the lives of students at historical colleges.

click read more to see picture of the nice girl Bolt is dating.

Hugh 'King Jammy's son sues Hulk Hogan's daughter

Brooke Hogan, singer, star of a reality show and daughter of wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan has been sued by local recording/production company Jam 2 Productions, run by the son of veteran producer Hugh 'King Jammy's' James, a release from the company states.

"A lawsuit has been filed in Manhattan, USA against the Sobe Entertainment artiste for failing to compensate or credit Jam 2 Productions, members Jammy James (Jam 2) and Camar Doyles (Flavaunit) who were approached in 2006/2007 for production work on her sophomore album, The Redemption which was released in 2009," the release said.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Take a look on ATI's Wild Side

Left: The less one wore by the beach at Wild Sides the better and this young lady shows just how much 'swagger' she has. Right: This young lady keeps it simple at Wild Sides in Negril. On Sunday, ATI's Wild Sides was hot in Negril. Here are some of the pictorial coverage from the event. Look out this week for pictures and reviews from ATI and Smirnoff Dream Weekend.

To see more click on read more below.

Bounty, Beenie go tune-for-tune at Guinness Summer Eclipse

RIVAL deejays, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man shared a rare moment of unity on stage together at the Guinness Summer Eclipse at The Jungle in Negril on Sunday night.
Just before ending his set, Bounty Killer called up his musical foe and the Doctor obliged.

Is Gyptian the most popular artiste in North America?

GYPTIAN has usurped deejays Vybz Kartel, Shaggy and Sean Paul to become the most popular dancehall artiste in North America and third popular globally based on online searches, amidst the prerelease of his charting album.

He is more popular than rivals in the US and Canada (the world’s largest music market) according to data from search engine Google analysed by the Observer. Over the last 30 days, every 100 searches for Gyptian saw a corresponding 67 for Shaggy and five for Sean Paul, zero for Kartel in the US.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Music taxes in Jamaica - 5th highest in region

 TAXES on CDs and other sound recordings in Jamaica ranked fifth highest in the region, according to International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) statistics, which at least one stakeholder said contributed to the silencing of local music.

Jamaica, compared with 12 regional territories, was higher than seven, including the USA, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela, according to the IFPI in its tax statistics updated in May. Jamaica's tax on recording is 16.5 per cent, and countries with higher taxes included Argentina at 21 per cent, Brazil, between 15 to 18 per cent, Chile at 19 per cent and Peru at 19 per cent. The countries with the lowest taxes included the US, with a range between zero to 10.25 per cent and Canada at 5.0 per cent. The IFPI represents the recording industry worldwide with some 1400 members in 66 countries and affiliated industry associations in 45 countries.