February 2013 Blog Posts (41)

Bounty Killer wins big at STAR Awards

The Red Label Wine/STAR People's Choice Awards was indeed a star-studded event.

Hosted at The Gleaner Company's Roof Garden last night, the awards show delivered quality performances in an environment of serenity and tranquility.

The show started with performance by local…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2013 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Konshens Teams Up With Lil Jon

Konshens has team up with international rapper and producer Lil Jon on ''Big and Sexy Remix''.

The track, produced by Mark ''Mark Hize'' Collinder and Konshens for Subkonshus Music, has an uptempo vibe that compliments Lil Jon's energetic hip hop style.

Lil Jon, known for…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2013 at 1:16am — No Comments

Fair Trial Petition For Vybz Kartel

A petition for a fair trial for incarcerated dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has been circulated via twitter and on the deejay’s official website.

The petition which has 146 signatures and counting is urging fans to support the…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2013 at 1:13am — No Comments

Entertainment fraternity voices concerns - over new 'Jamaica' ad done by Saturn Electronics

Brand Jamaica is again at the centre of another controversial international ad, as another German company, Saturn Electronics, has made a new ad.

Again some Jamaicans have raised eyebrows, citing that the ad shows a lack of respect for the Jamaican flag.

The opening scene…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2013 at 1:11am — No Comments

No Canadian Visa For Tommy Lee Sparta... Tour In Jeopardy

Tommy Lee Sparta was forced to shelve his Shook tour of Canada after the deejay was denied a visa.

Heavy D of Tommy Lee’s management, tells Music news that it is an unfortunate mistake. According to Heavy D, an error was made by the agency who submitted the forms for the deejay .…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Soca Star Machel Montano escapes prison term

Soca music sensation Machel Montano who was found guilty of four assault charges and one count of using obscene language, will not serve time in prison after a Judge ordered that he pay a fine and compensation.

Montano was found guilty last year, following a 2007 fracas outside a nightclub in Port-of-Spain…

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Added by G-Mark on February 25, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Tommy Lee denied Canadian visa; mini tour for this weekend cancelled

Dominant dancehall deejay, Tommy Lee Sparta will not be performing in Canada this weekend at a much hyped three-show series of concerts scheduled for Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls. This makes it the second time in two months that Canadian fans will be disappointed by the non-appearance of the artiste, as a show scheduled for January was also…

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Added by G-Mark on February 25, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Ragashanti, Squeeze fallout

...Talk show host seeks new 'home' again

CURTIS CAMPBELL, STAR Writer

When Jamaican radio personality Dr Kingsley 'Ragashanti' Stewart moved to LinkUp Radio 93.5 FM in New York last year, this was good news for his huge and desirable fanbase.…

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Added by G-Mark on February 24, 2013 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Bunny Wailer Cautions Snoop To Do "Lion Like Things"

Bunny Wailer is encouraging international entertainer Snoop Lion to do things that are lion like.

Jah B urged that after establishing the music for so many years, we should be cautious and careful of people coming into the music without understanding where it’s at and where…

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Added by G-Mark on February 24, 2013 at 2:19am — No Comments

D'Angel Gets Sexy With G-Whizz

D’Angel is all smiles following a steamy video shoot with G-Whizz for their single “Can’t Love You Like Me”.

D’Angel tells Music News that she went all out during the video shoot on Sunday capturing scenes with G-Whizz in the bedroom, Jacuzzi and elsewhere. Beenie Man’s estranged wife also…

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Added by G-Mark on February 24, 2013 at 2:14am — No Comments

Jamaican Flag Destroyed In German Ad

Jamaica is again featured in another international video, but this time it’s more of an upsetting nature, as this time the Jamaican Flag was burnt and trampled upon.

The video which seems to be drawing attention to the need for better technology is released in both German and English on the…

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Added by G-Mark on February 24, 2013 at 2:12am — No Comments

Stamma Gramma hits back at Tommy Lee ... after being described as a 'stalker fan'

Just days after being called a crazy stalker fan of Tommy Lee Sparta and his team, up-and-coming artiste Stamma Gramma is refuting those claims.

According to the up-and-coming artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta and his team are not telling the truth.

"They are saying that I am a…

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Added by G-Mark on February 21, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

Khago covers John Legend's 'Tonight'

High-riding dancehall star Khago recently released a cover of R&B superstar John Legend's Tonight (Best You've Ever Had).

Khago's version of Tonight, which was produced by Downsound Records, is currently blowing up FM radio.

Khago said after listening to Tonight a…

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Added by G-Mark on February 20, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

No clashes, lengthy band changes at Follow The Arrow

THERE will be no lyrical clashes or multiple band changes at this year's Follow The Arrow show which takes place on March 2 at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary.

Two years ago, the show ended prematurely after supporters of rival deejays Vybz Kartel and Bounty Killer pelted the stage with bottles during…

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Added by G-Mark on February 19, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Bugle to make third appearance at Manchester Awards

Established dancehall artiste Bugle has commended the progression that the annual Manchester Awards, which is set to take place on March 9 at Studio 47 Club in Mandeville, has made over the years.

The deejay, known for the hit singles Exercise, Pearly Gates and Don't Blame Life, will be making his third…

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Added by G-Mark on February 19, 2013 at 12:38am — No Comments

Cops halt Dennis Brown's concert

The police yesterday advised the organisers of the annual Dennis Brown Day celebrations to postpone the event.

The concert was scheduled to be held at the inter- section of North and King streets in downtown Kingston but was called off for security reasons. The organisers have since been given the ok to keep…

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Added by G-Mark on February 19, 2013 at 12:36am — No Comments

Artistes want to 'clean up' the streets - Say homeless gays not a good look for Jamaica

Entertainers are concerned about the growing number homosexual prostitutes lurking in and around the New Kingston area.

According to the artistes, it's not a positive look for the corporate area.

Dancehall artiste Iyara says Jamaica has changed for the…

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Added by G-Mark on February 15, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments

Tommy Lee says he's not a scammer - Distances himself from fake Sparta artiste

Recording artiste Tommy Lee Sparta is disassociating himself from an individual, who he claims is attempting to mislead the public that he is part of his Sparta unit.

According to Tommy Lee Sparta, the artiste who goes by the name Stamma Gramma Sparta, has been using his likeness and vocals in a new song about…

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Added by G-Mark on February 14, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Mavado's Assault Case Set For Mediation

Mavado’s ongoing assault trial has been set for mediation.

Vado’s attorney, Peter Champagnie tells us more.…

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Added by G-Mark on February 13, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Big Wayne, Sadiki face off over slang

Slang intro man/artiste Big Wayne and fellow slang artiste/dancer Sadiki were involved in an altercation at a recent Weddy Weddy dance.

According to Big Wayne, Sadiki became upset after he counteracted a new slang which is being promoted by Sadiki, which he (Big Wayne) regards as "rubbish".…

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Added by G-Mark on February 13, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

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