Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vybz Kartel run like bolt, bottles, blood and gunshots end Follow Di Arrow 2011. Bounty Killer, Ragashanti run for cover

FOLLOW Di Arrow, which throughout its promotion encouraged everyone to 'keep the unity', had that sentiment shattered to pieces when during Bounty Killer's performance, bottles and stones started to rain on the stage.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vybz Kartel on his publicity stunts. kartel says "people are like sheep and I am the shepherd, they are easy to lead.

CONTROVERSIAL deejay Vybz Kartel has admitted that many of his actions are engineered to draw attention to himself and by extension his musical career. Speaking in reference to the bleaching of his skin, Kartel noted that "people are like sheep and I am the shepherd, they are easy to lead. So when me seh, cool dung mi face with the cake soap, it's just more fame and more money for Vybz Kartel".

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beenie Man signs new girl Pretti Kitti

The latest addition to Beenie Man's MD Entertainment label is a 21-year-old female artiste who goes by the moniker Pretti Kitti.
She is known for her collaboration with The Doctor, Sugar Plum Plum, which was a popular tracks on Seanizzle's 'Split Personality' rhythm.

Born Toisan Cazley, she fondly remembers and thanks deejay Fambo for introducing her to Beenie Man and making the connection possible.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel showdown 2011 ? Follow Di Arrow promoter advises them to 'Be Positive'

Despite having Vybz Kartel and his former mentor and rival Bounty Killer on the same event, promoter for Follow Di Arrow, Dexton Ennis, says it will not hinder the event's positive theme.

The buzz has begun around the event which will see its 11th staging this Saturday at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary. Deejays Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel will both be on the show, Bounty having been a long time staple at the event, while this will mark Vybz Kartel's second performance on the show since his split from the Bounty Killer-led Alliance in 2006.

The two deejays have long had unresolved issues between them and a recent performance at Club Ville at Margaritaville, Montego Bay, saw 'The Warlord' taking lyrical swipes at Kartel's 'skin bleaching' practices, leaving many believing that Follow Di Arrow will be seeing the two throwing a few lyrical shots.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Selector Razz and Biggy releases Dancehall Interviews mixtape

Hit making duo Razz and Biggy have released their first mixtape for 2011, called Dancehall Interviews. The mixtape stands out from the rest as it is not only a hard hitting compilation of some of the hottest dancehall tracks and rhythms but Dancehall Interviews focuses on some of the controversial issues that have been circulating in the dancehall arena.

876 entertainment BUJU BANTON desmise. Entertainers express sympathy after guilty verdict.

Buju Banton- file photo Several Jamaican entertainers have reacted to the Buju Banton verdict. Jamaica's reggae superstar Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was found guilty of three cocaine related charges Deejay and close friend of Buju, Spragga Benz said he was disappointed. "Disappointed, really disappointed. Buju just gwaan hold the faith. Mi know seh him have wi support 100 per cent same way," he said. Top female deejay Lady Saw was short on words. She said she had just landed in Jamaica when she got the news. "It cuts deep. I can't find the words to express how I feel. It's just a sad day, " she said. Elephant Man said he was sad and that he had hoped Buju would be freed. "Jah kno, mi really feel bad. I was looking forward to hearing seh Buju deh a road. Mi frighten fi hear seh it gone so. We saw hope in Buju being free. I wasn't planning to hear guilty of nothing at all. It hurt, mi caan feel good bout that." On Twitter several entertainers gave their comments. Here are some of the comments: @MrVegasMusic (Mr. Vegas ) Sadddddd day in music!!!!! Jury found buju guilty @Wayne_Marshall (Wayne Marshall) Jah know hurt...this is ruff news for reggae... @IAMTHECECILE (CeCile) Bwoy buju! Feel it fi u! @RDXrenigade (Renigade of RDX) Sad day for Reggae/ Dancehall music.. Buju found guilty on 3 drug related counts. Not guilty on the firearm charge. #sadindeed @fluffymisskitty (Miss Kitty) Sas crise mi naa lie mi feel sick-ish

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buju Banton was found guilty today on three charges.

FLORIDA, USA – Reggae star Buju Banton was found guilty on three charges by a 12- at the United States Sam M Gibbons Federal Court here in Tampa. The artiste was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine, attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offence. However he was found not guilty of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offence. The artiste hugged his lawyer David Markus when the verdict was read. Many of the artiste's supporters left the courtroom crying. He has been detained and has had his bail revoked..

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vybz Kartel says his conscious songs are not played on radio station

Deejay Vybz Kartel feels that his conscious songs aren't getting enough airplay, similar to his other sometimes more controversial songs.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Verdict in Buju’s Banton drug trial next week



After more than seven hours of deliberation the 12 member jury considering the fate of Grammy Award winning reggae artiste Buju Banton has not yet arrived at a verdict.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Buju Banton trial on LIME mobile tv phones

Telecommunications company LIME will be transporting thousands of Jamaicans via its mobile television service to the courtroom in Tampa, Florida, where embattled reggae star Buju Banton is standing trial for drug-trafficking and other charges.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Photo scenes from Shebada's birthday celebrations party in Ochio Rios

Popular roots actor Shebada kicked off his birthday celebrations last Friday at Margaritaville in Ocho Rios. The actor also hosted his birthday parties in Savanna-la-mar and Montego Bay over the weekend.

Here are scenes from his party in Ocho Rios, which saw performances from Lady Saw, Spice, Apache Chief and Sarge and which was emceed by Ragashanti and Elva.

Spice, Shebada and Lady Saw were all smiles. 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Buju's Banton Grammy celebration surprises security officer

A member of Buju Banton's security detail rushed to the embattled Reggae artiste's hotel room yesterday afternoon thinking that something had gone wrong after he heard loud shouts coming from inside. However, the security officer's fears were calmed when he realised that Buju Banton was celebrating news of his Grammy success.

Buju Banton was meeting with his legal team in his hotel room in Tampa when he received news and started celebrating. "I thought that something was wrong when I heard the noise," the security officer told the Observer. "I went to check it out and found out that he won the Grammy." Banton won the prestigious award for Best Reggae Album for his project, Before The Dawn. This was his first Grammy award, having been nominated in previous years for Rasta Got Soul in 2009 2007 ; Friends For Life, 2004 "He is elated, man," one member of Banton's entourage told the Observer. The announcement of the Reggae Grammy was made hours before the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, California last night.The win has cast light on what has been a somewhat gloomy past 14 months for the artiste who has been at the centre of a drug trial which resumes this morning in the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa, Florida.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Incarcerated Buju Banton wins 2011 grammy award.

Embattled international Reggae superstar Buju Banton has won the Grammy Award for best Reggae Album. Buju’s Before the Dawn album took the Grammy Award over the late Gregory Isaacs’ Isaacs Meets

Isaac , Lee "Scratch" Perry’s Revelation, Bob Sinclar And Sly & Robbie’s Made In Jamaica , Sly & Robbie And The Family Taxi’s One Pop Reggae  and Andrew Tosh’s Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh . Sunday's Grammy win comes one day before Buju, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is scheduled to be retried for drug trafficking in Tampa, Florida. Buju’s first trial in the United States ended in a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in September 2010. Since then, US prosecutors have added a fresh charge of possession of a firearm to the list of charges that are already tagged to Buju’s case.   Buju is charged with conspiracy to possess, intent to distribute cocaine, and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking offence.  

Friday, February 11, 2011

Why an independent women should remain single?

THERE are men who are so disturbed by the fact that their spouses make more money than they do, that a fizzled relationship is inevitable, because they can't deal with independent women who don't see them as breadwinners. Then there are other men who aren't so disturbed, but who are puzzled by the concept of the other 'independent woman' — the one who declares her independence, but still expects favours from men.

For example, women like to be pampered, and there are some of us who will cater to these needs for ourselves. But there are others, who declare themselves independent, but who expect the man to 'help out' still. The question then is, where do we ladies draw the line? When is financial independence too overwhelming and when does financial dependence get to the point where it is just too much for the man to handle?

To get the views of men, I did a small survey amongst my male friends.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Colourful launch for Jamaica Bacchanal 2011-canival time again

A colourful display of costumes took centre stage last night when Bacchanal Jamaica hosted its media launch of the 2011 carnival season, under the theme 'Once Upon A Dynasty', held at The Blue Mountain Inn Suite, Knutsford Court Hotel on Ruthven Road in St Andrew.
The highlight of the launch came in the form of the costumed models who paraded around the suite displaying the different carnival costumes which reflect the 'Once Upon A Dynasty' theme for the 2011 bacchanal season.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How all of sudden Beenie man a defend Vybz Kartel.

Despite reports of tension between the two artistes, dancehall deejay Beenie Man has come to the defense of fellow deejay Vybz Kartel. It has been reported in several articles that a popular New York radio disc jock said he would not be playing any of Vybz Kartel’s song during February, Black History Month, as he believes that the popular deejay does not respect his heritage because he bleaches his skin.

However, Beenie Man, in a recent interview, spoke out about the disc jocks decision. "Dancehall is dancehall, when it comes to hardcore dancehall, I don’t support any ban of dancehall music. If Kartel is sending a bleaching message, then he can understand why a man would not play it because we love our black skin, and black is beauty, but for the disc jock to say that he’s not playing dancehall music because Kartel is advocating bleaching is going a bit too far ... not all (of) Kartel songs are about bleaching," Beenie Man said.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New York radio station bans Vybz Kartel music - Radio jock refuses to play Vybz songs during Black History Month

New York club dj and Irie Jam radio host/programme director, Dubb Master Chris, is standing by his decision not to play any songs by dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel during Black History Month.

The radio disc jock had announced last week that he will not play any music from the artiste who has raised eyebrows for bleaching his skin.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Vybz Kartel's Addi's shoes brand hits the market

The first 'Addi's' merchandise from deejay Vybz Kartel is currently on the market.
Last month, the deejay announced that he would be releasing his own brand of shoes under the label 'Addi's' which also include dog tags, T-shirtshirts and belt buckles.
Speaking with the star recently, Kartel explained, "All the products are called 'Addi's'. What I have now for full-scale sale is Gaza tags, and belt buckles. Within the next three, four weeks, shirts will be here. Both male and female."

Vybz Kartel, Tifa big winners at YVAs

Deejay Vybz Kartel brought the Youth View Awards patrons to their feet as he delivered a surprise performance that was the highlight of the night for his young fans.
Held once again at the National Indoor Sports Centre, the artistes and primarily young fans came out to an event that delivered entertaining performances and interesting fashion.
Despite the appearance of countless artistes, it was the appearance of Vybz Kartel halfway through the show that caught the attention of persons in the grand stand that immediately started to scream in delight. The deejay would later have the grand stand audience and members of the VIP on their feet as Trever Off Key did his Fake Jeans Admit It which led into Kartel and Russian entering the stage for Straight Jeans and Fitted. Kartel then moved to Cakesoap before inviting Sheba onstage for Wha Mek Yuh Do Me Dat and teased with Like Christmas.

smoothly run event

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ninja man Don Gordon spends birthday behind bars, but daughter Ninja Princess still hopeful.

Ninja man Daughter : Ninja Princess

IT has been close to two years since controversial deejay Desmond 'Ninjaman' Ballentine has been in prison without bail and it was his daughter's dream that last week Monday he would have been able to spend his birthday at home with family and friends. But that was not to be, and the celebrated Don Gorgon spent his 45th birthday cooped up behind bars, living as an inmate at the Horizon Remand Centre in Kingston.

Although his daughter, Samantha, aka Ninja Princess, is back in the land of her birth Switzerland, where she is going to school, the 18-year-old sent her mother, Joy, to visit her dad on his special day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vybz Kartel ex-member Lisa Hyper to sign with Solid Agency - Willing to put Bounty Killer differences aside

Female deejay Lisa Hyper is currently in negotiations with the Solid Agency camp to provide booking services and a management team for her career. She believes that a good team is necessary for the success of any artiste and she sees Solid Agency as the fitting choice.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jamaica artiste Beenie's man recovery going well - 'The Doctor' hopes to return to the stage soon

For the first time in seven years, Beenie Man is pain free.

He is on the road to recovery after doing hip surgery last month to place a pin in his right hip and a pin in his right shoulder.