Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tad’s Records to release Vybz Kartel compilation

TAD'S Record is set to release Colouring Book, a compilation of the biggest radio and street anthems of 2011 from Vybz Kartel.

In keeping with Kartel's controversial nature and unrestricted lyrical prowess, the album will feature both the raw and edited versions of 12 of the deejay's hit singles. Colouring Book will hit digital outlets on July 19.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Beenie Man Yard Swag rum coming

Deejay Beenie Man is setting himself for the summer season with the news that he has signed major endorsement deals with MegaMart and that he's just inked a deal to have his own line of liquor, Yaad Swag, as a business partner with former Vybz Kartel associate — American businessman Corey Todd.

However, the Rum and Red Bull deejay is not leaving his music too far behind, having just released a new video for his combination single, One Man Woman, featuring Down Sound recording artiste Toya.

Lisa Hyper Charge for Assualt Incident

Dancehall female deejay Lisa Hyper has been charged with assault.

Allegations are that on Sunday June 12, about 2 a.m., the deejay was about to enter a dance in the area when she was doused with a liquid substance believed to be urine mixed with pepper.
Further allegations are that she retaliated by throwing several blows at her attacker.
The Stony Hill police have confirmed the incident.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jamaica Artiste Mavado could testify in nightclub shooting case at Quad night club

The Director of Public Prosecutions is to rule whether dancehall artiste Mavado, is to be called as a witness in the case involving the shooting death of one of his associates.

Conroy Edwards, who was reportedly part of the artiste's entourage, was shot in the abdomen, allegedly by a policeman, during an altercation outside a New Kingston nightclub on June 13.

He died in hospital three days later.

Reggae Music fraternity reacts to Buju Banton’s 10 year sentence

Members of the music fraternity have been reacting to the 10 year sentence handed down to Buju Banton on Thursday morning.

Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage fame who was at Thursday's hearing said the sentence although not the maximum penalty, will be challenging for the artiste.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Raggashanti Internet Live Talk Show Link

Visit this link to listen to Raggashanti Show Live http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tambareen-radio

No diss to Kartel, Beenie - Mi jus freestyle and set dem straight, says Sizzla

 Dancehall artiste Sizzla recently released two controversial songs on popular social network site, youtube.com.

The two singles, dubbed 50 Calibah and Diss Rasta, discussed issues of skin bleaching, tongue piercing and the title of 'dancehall king'.
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Dem try fi assassinate me' - Says Mavado about Quad nightclub shooting


Dancehall artiste Mavado has finally spoken out about the recent incident at a nightclub in New Kingston and claims it was merely an attempt to assassinate him.

In a YouTube video that is more than 14 minutes long, Mavado spoke openly about the incident that occurred at Bounty Killer's birthday party held at a popular nightclub in New Kingston on Sunday.

He explained that he was there with his babymother, sister, his friend and about four other people. "That's not an entourage, that's about nine people," he said, disputing earlier media reports which he said were attempts to tarnish his career.

Jah Vinci, Notnice enjoy increased opportunities-More shows since leaving Empire

Since leaving the Portmore Empire, Jah Vinci and Notnice say new opportunities have surfaced and they have been getting a lot of support from the music industry and fans.

Jah Vinci, who made his exit shortly after Corey Todd's split with Vybz Kartel, said he has been receiving a lot of support from people in the music industry since his much publicised departure from the group recently.
"Fi mi a more supporter 'cause everybody a seh good move. The entire music industry a big mi up. Dem seh mi will go far because of leaving," Jah Vinci told the star.
He said some of them have even suggested that they work together.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Singer Rihanna signs deal to promote Barbados her home town.

One of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 30 million records and 100 million singles sold, Rihanna has signed a multi-year deal with the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) to exclusively promote her hometown island of Barbados as a tourist destination.

The three-year partnership officially kicks off in Bridgetown, Barbados on August 5 with a full-length concert of her current “Loud” tour.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

R&B singer Ne-Yo seeks local talent - Launches Caribbean leg of his record label in Jamaica

R&B superstar Ne-Yo has launched the Caribbean leg of his record label and yesterday, announced plans to have a series of parties in Negril for Emancipation weekend.
The singer announced his intentions for the island's music at his media launch last night at the Spanish Court Hotel.

He unveiled the Caribbean leg of Compound Entertainment label, dubbed 'Compound Island.' The Compound brand takes the Jamaican initiative even further with his Compound Island series of parties set for Negril from July 29 - 30 this summer.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Singer Mavado charged with assault this morning.

The police have charged dancehall star Mavado has been charged following an altercation at a New Kingston nightclub early Monday morning, June 13.

Mavado, whose given name is David Brooks, was charged Monday evening after being questioned by detectives at the Half Way Tree Police Station but was given $30,000 bail.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Member of SingJay Mavado’s entourage shot during scuffle with police 2011

A man, said to be a member of dancehall artiste Mavado's entourage, is now in hospital in serious condition after being allegedly shot by a policeman.

This follows an incident outside a nightclub in New Kingston early Monday morning [June 13].

RJR News understands that the incident took place following a birthday party for another DJ at the popular club.

Police looking for Bounty Killer and Mavado in Quad incident.

POPULAR entertainers Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Price and David 'Mavado' Brooks have been named as persons of interest by the Half-Way-Tree Police following an incident outside the Quad Nightclub in New Kingston during the wee hours of this morning.

Price and Brooks are being asked to report to the Half-Way-Tree Police Station by midday today.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vybz Kartel Stars In New Porn Movie 2011


Is this yet another ploy by embattled deejay Vybz Kartel to gain even more mediaspotlight, or is it just his way of spending time as contemplating ever-growing list of countries which have imposed a ban on him?That’s the question being asked following a message allegedly sent out by the ‘Teacha’ via BlackBerry messenger last night last night: “Vybz Kartel has a pornmovie coming out called Beg You A @#$%. Go to (name of the website for a ‘R’ rated trailer.”

Lesbian gangs terrorise schools 2011

STUDENTS of at least four Corporate Area high schools complain that they are being terrorised by gangs of aggressive lesbians at their schools who target young, vulnerable girls for sexual favours.

Reports of the activities of these gangs have reached as high a level as the Ministry of Education. However, despite efforts to get information on what were reportedly top-level discussions within the ministry on the wave of reports of rampant lesbian activities in some high schools, there was no official response to the Sunday Observer's queries.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Jamaican movie “Out the Gate” opens in New York City

The highly anticipated Jamaica feature film “Out the Gate” made its historic opening last weekend in New York City to enthusiastic crowds.

From a list of 112 movies currently playing in United States theaters, box office gross reports show the film starring Paul Campbell and Oliver Samuels in the #13 position in the nation, in a ranking of average gross per screen.

Beenie Man book out for shows 2011

Beenie Man’s US visa woes has not dampened his international impact as his latest hit 'Nuh Talk Too Long' is still popular on radio and the single is storming the charts, popping up in the top 20 of the Jamaican Music Countdown.

Nicki Minaj for Sumfest Jamaica 2011

The Trinidadian-born superstar performer Nicki Minaj has been confirmed as one of the major acts for Reggae Sumfest 20112.

It was speculated that the artiste would be performing at this year’s event, but the Sumfest camp has been tight lipped about it.

Lauryn Hill in more baby drama

Rohan Marley, one of the sons of reggae legend Bob Marley has reportedly said he is not the father of singer Lauryn Hill's expected sixth child.

Hill recently announced during a concert in Detroit that she will be taking time off from her music career, to have the child.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jamaican Popular Music Depressing? June 9, 2011

Olivea Hayles, Gleaner Writer

Is dancehall music killing people? Research suggests that Jamaica's popular music is constructed in a depressed pattern and, in effect, influences society negatively.

According to the research, Jamaican popular music could be influencing teenage violence and suicidal tendencies, especially among men.

Capleton Says Artistes Should Stick To The Roots

Having been to the outposts of Jamaican music from its point of origin, he is critical of the fusion sound being pushed by many younger deejays and producers.

Benefit show for Ninja Man's family 2011

Supreme Promotions Limited will be staging a benefit concert for popular dancehall entertainer Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentine on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine.
The concert will seek to assist the incarcerated deejay and his family with their financial expenses.
Isaiah Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions, said Ninja Man is reaching out to his fellow comrades in the industry for their assistance. "Ninja Man is a very kind-hearted person. He would have been the first one to spearhead a cause of this nature," said Laing.

American rapper Ja Rule sentenced to prison in NYC gun case yesterday June 9, 2011

"My last day out," he tweeted Tuesday afternoon, adding that he was spending it at the movies with his family.

Ja Rule, 35, pleaded guilty in December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, resolving a nearly 4-year-old case.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Deejay Zebra's common-law wife imprisoned 2011

Althea Perry, the common-law wife of imprisoned entertainer Garfield "Zebra" Vassell, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment on a charge of negligence in the Linstead Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Perry, 39,was sentenced by Resident Magistrate (RM) Simone Wolfe-Reece.

Tanto Blacks' dance stolen? - Shelly Belly denies claim 2011

Former Magnum Kings and Queens contestant Tanto Blacks is claiming that his signature dance has been stolen by Shelly Belly and called 'Cowfoot'.

Speaking with the star yesterday, Tanto Blacks said he was upset.
"I have a dance name 'Tanto Dance' and mi get fi understand seh it name Cowfoot. Mi prefer dem did name mi dance Twitter or Bluetooth," he said.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dancer Keiva, the new face of skin-toning product


With her own first-hand experience, popular dancer Keiva says she is now the face of two skin-toning products.

Speaking with the star yesterday, Keiva explained that she has been using the products, Glow & White and Diva Maxi Tone, since January. It was after using it that she was approached to be the face.
"I am using this from January and I have a nice skin tone. If it was a bleaching cream, I would be white. My friend introduced me to it first. I started using it and I realised that it just makes my skin pretty in two months' time," she said, noting that it is available at different locations in Kingston.
Keiva also stressed the fact that the products are not for skin-bleaching.

Biography of Assassin A.K.A Agent Sasco 2011

Easily one of the best deejays to have emerged in the Dancehall game in the last decade, Assassin a.k.a Agent Sasco is known as a bonafide hit maker in the dancehall community. He has spent many years of hard work and sacrifice building his reputation and brand as an artiste, always doing so with a great level of integrity and professionalism.

Vybz Kartel promises his book this summer 2011

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel says he will be releasing a book, titled Voice of the Ghetto, this summer. According to a news release from the artiste, the book is an in-depth look at ghetto life in Jamaica through his eyes, and will give the historical causes for how Jamaica got into the problems it now has and some suggestions from Kartel on how to improve the plight of people living the ghettos. The book, he said, has been in the making for over two years.

Friday, June 3, 2011


There was the RTI weekend and ATI, now make way for Lesbian Temptation Isle (LTI). A new party series catering to lesbians is being planned in Montego Bay, St James, at the end of this month.

Scheduled to take place from June 30 to July 3, LTI will be held in Ironshore, Montego Bay. The weekend is being advertised on popular social networking site Facebook.com as, "The biggest lesbian party weekend ever!" and "It's not just a party. It's a lifestyle."