Friday, April 29, 2011

Dancehall Hero Shabba Ranks takes aim at Vybz Kartel in the song?

Veteran deejay Shabba Ranks has spoken. The release of his latest song, None of Dem, many speculate is taking lyrical aim at deejay Vybz Kartel.

A late addition to Stephen McGregor's February released 'Pepper' rhythm, Shabba's None A Dem was released last week. Since then the song has got over 10,000 views on and has sparked numerous debates on who the veteran deejay is making reference to in his sharply worded song. According to numerous persons on the Internet, the song is making reference to Kartel's Dancehall Hero which was released at the end of last year.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Veteran artiste Shabba Ranks to perform on Best Of The Best Weekend 2011

Reggae artiste Shabba Ranks has officially been added to the long list of performers who will take over the city of Miami from May 26 to 30 for Best Of The Best Weekend 2011.

Ranks joins an already stellar list of performers scheduled for the back-to-back blockbuster concerts slated for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at Bicentennial Park.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal wedding fever hits some in United Kingdom Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — In some of Britain's Caribbean territories and former colonies, judges wear thick wigs of white curls in the tropical heat, sports fans follow cricket religiously, and Queen Elizabeth II is the titular head of state. That doesn't mean people here will be breaking out the tea and crumpets to watch this week's royal wedding.

Interest in Friday's nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton is breaking down along generational lines in the ethnically diverse British Caribbean. It elicits excitement in some middle-age and older people who see the British royal family as a symbol of stability, and yawns from a younger generation more captivated by the latest dancehall reggae stars.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

VYBZ KARTEL'S ORAL SEX SONG A FAKE - Deejay says someone spliced it

A song from deejay Vybz Kartel which surfaced on the Internet yesterday has been causing quite a stir due to an extremely controversial line.

An excerpt of the song was posted on yesterday, in which Kartel is supposedly deejaying about participating in oral sex. In this version of the song, which already has over 5000 views, he is heard deejaying, "mi wah kiss yuh pon dah … jaw deh."
The deejay, however, has claimed on social networking site that the song was 'spliced'. The practice of splicing music is a form of editing in which a person's voice is cut and edited into the appropriate place for various effects.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Deejay Spragga Benz overseas, unavailable to police 2011

DETECTIVES will have to wait until next month before being able to quiz dancehall artiste Spragga Benz in relation to Friday night's triple murder in McIntyre Villa, also known as ‘Dunkirk’ in Kingston.

The Observer was told by the police last night that Spragga Benz, whose real name is Carlton Gordon, is overseas and is not due back in the island before May 17.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Police list Spragga Benz as major person of interest-Police list Spragga Benz as major person of interest .

POPULAR dancehall Deejay Spragga Benz, was this afternoon listed as a person of interest by the Kingston East police. Investigators want to interview Spragga Benz, whose real name is Carlton Grant, in connection with the triple murder last night in the McIntyre Villa area of the Division.

Police have identified two of the dead men as 49-year-old Peter Escoffery, otherwise called 'Stumpy' of MacIntyre Villa, and Kenique Richards, otherwise called 'Runkus' of Lincoln Terrace.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Indecisiveness at Bounty's trial - Matter subsequently adjourned for later date

The trial for traffic offences brought against dancehall artiste, Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Price, suffered a setback in the Traffic Court in St Andrew yesterday as there was confusion as to what charges were withdrawn on his previous court visit and which charges actually remained.
The matter was eventually adjourned for continuation on July 13.
The trial was marred by several delays including a late start.

Jamaica deejay Vybz Kartel's new single Go Go Wine from his upcoming album premieres today on BBC Radio 1.

 New Vybz Kartel single premieres today on BBC Radio 1

The single was produced by Brooklyn's Dre Skull and will be premiered with BBC Radio's Toddla T. The single will be for sale on May 3 on Mixpak Records and the album is titled Kingston Story.

Vybz Kartel vs Assassin agent Sasco in an animation movie 2011


Thursday, April 21, 2011

R &B artiste Pharrel Williams partnering with NASA’s Summer of Innovation


Hip Hop recording artiste and producer Pharrel Williams of the Neptunes has partnered with NASA, the (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), to host an educational event on Saturday, April 23, that is poised to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math studies and careers.

NASA’s Summer of Innovation is a key part of President Barack Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign, which was launched to help keep middle school students engaged during school breaks.
He recently took to twitter posting, “Yes!! Just got my confirmation to travel to space in 2013 thanx to Richard Branson!! I’m gonna see Earth!!”

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel may seek legal redress for losses from cancellation of ‘Coloring Book’

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel might be taking legal action after his party dubbed the ‘Coloring Book’ was cancelled after police pulled the plug on the show.

There are reports that the dancehall artiste may seek redress for loss of income.

Partygoers who expected to frolic at the ‘Colouring Book’ party headlined by Vybz Kartel on Saturday were forced to stay at home with their crayons.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Inspecting the Jamaica Party Scene- The type of people who attend these events.

HELLO friends, fans and family. I usually highlight the positive, but this week I'm giving a shout out to all the insecure people that still find it a necessary part of their job description to belittle others to make themselves feel better.

As sorry as I am for the persons who they take pleasure in tormenting, I feel even more pity for the chastiser. Oh well, if that's what makes you happy... as you were. I went to a party the other night. As usual I travel alone, find a corner and do dances that only I know the choreography to.

Concert Reggae 4 Japan gets new date

SUNDAY, June 5 is the new date for the Reggae 4 Japan benefit concert to be held at York College in Queens, New York.

The organisers, in addition to securing the date, have announced a line-up featuring leading reggae artistes including Maxi Priest, Freddie McGregor and the Big Ship Family, Capleton, Tarrus Riley, Gramps Morgan, Peter Morgan, Alaine, Tanya Stephens, and Etana, all backed by the Ruff Kutt band.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Vybz Kartel for Colouring Book Party in Portmore St. Catherine Free at the Lime Village.

COME Saturday, April 16, the deejay who has been dominating the headlines, Vybz Kartel, is expected to be in action at the LIME Village in Portmore.

The deejay is currently enjoy a romp with all the major charts with songs such as No Lie, Colouring Book, Cake Soap and Touch A Button Nuh.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

DJ Vegas headlines JAMROCK FOR JAPAN

 Dancehall artiste Vegas will be headlining a concert aimed at raising money to assist the Japanese people affected by the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the country on March 11.

The concert is being planned by LinkUp Media Group of Companies, another company that is set to assist the people of Japan.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dancehall Hero Beenie Man is the 'King in Control' is optimistic for his new album to come run the place.

Since Beenie Man declared himself 'King of the Dancehall', a video showing him regally attired and on a throne - and setting off a flurry of support, criticism and counterclaims in the process - many a young gun has entered the dancehall arena. And, in the natural ebb and flow of an ultra-competitive arena, many an established artiste has seen their star lose its shine.

LADY SAW biography- Beginning of her life story

Marion ‘Lady Saw’ Hall, born 12th of July in Saint Mary, Jamaica, is known primarily as “The Queen of the Dancehall.” She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy Award and to be certified a triple-platinum artist. She is also the first woman to headline dancehall shows outside her native Jamaica. Marion was born in the summer of 1972 in Galina, parish of Saint Mary. As a child she was a tomboy, sold fruits, and raced wooden karts. At the age of 15, she took the name Lady Saw after the famous Jamaican Deejay Tenor Saw, whose style she is said to emulate. She quit a sewing job at The Free Zone on the outskirts of Kingston to pursue music full time.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bounty Killer for Western Consciousness - Bounty Killer to show positive side

Western Consciousness salutes dancehall in the 21st staging of the event which will feature for the first time a less 'cross, angry and miserable' Bounty Killer, who will be performing as Rodney Price.

Trinidad and Tobago lift ban against Mavado he is now free to perform in Trinidad 2011

After much persistence the ban preventing Mavado from performing in Trinidad has been lifted.
After being banned from the country in 2008 due to the supposedly violent and sexually explicit content of his lyrical repertoire, the artiste was finally allowed into the island to perform last Tuesday. He headlined RF Promotions' 'A Better Tomorrow' concert that was held at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya.
Promoter for the event, Roy Francis, said he had been trying to get the ban lifted for years and was finally given the permission merely days before the event.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dancer Ding Dong to release new single

Popular dancehall artiste and dancer Ding Dong is getting ready to drop a hot new single titled 'Just Look at Me Now'.

The bouncy dancehall track touches on issues relating to Ding Dong’s life, his colorful music career, his influence on his many female fans and the jealousy he has experienced in the music business.

Female caught smoking ganja in dj Popcaan car arrested

A female who was caught smoking ganja in a vehicle owned and driven by entertainer Andre 'Popcaan' Sutherland was formally charged by the Portmore police.

D'Angel 27th birthday party pictures year 2011

Beenie Man has his moment with his wife, D'Angel, on her birthday. - Hasani Walters

D'Angel's birthday was all about family. From left are Pansy Nesbeth, D'Angel, Peta-Gay Downer, Jacqueline Henry. D'Angel's son Marco Dean hangs out with his cousin Brandon.

From left: Tashamay, D'Angel and Fredrica enjoy the evening.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jamaican Artiste Tanya Stephens' lecture rocks UWI Assembly Hall

Dancehall artiste Tanya Stephens delivered a well received lecture at the Assembly Hall of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Thursday night, impressing students and visitors to the campus alike.

Stephens’ public lecture on the topic, 'Music, the Power to Shape Societies', was hosted by the Department of Literatures in English.

She is one of the songwriters whose lyrics are studied in the department's innovative course, 'Reggae Poetry'.

Jamaican artiste Vybz Kartel ‘disses’ fans; refers to them as puppets and sheperds

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – IN a recent interview with a number of dancehall artistes, who commented on a book titled 'Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica' written by Marcia Forbes, Vybz Kartel referred to his fans as puppets.

According to a news report by the Jamaica Star, Kartel, before stating that everything he does is well thought-out, said, "Me ago say it now pon this camera and even when people hear it them still going to be like sheep to the shepherd."

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as cartoon

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Three months after standing down as California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a comeback as a cartoon superhero version of himself, the Governator.

The former champion bodybuilder turned Hollywood star -- catchphrase "I'll be Back" -- has teamed up with Marvel comics veteran Stan Lee to create the character that will star in an animated TV show and comic book.