February 2014 Blog Posts (30)

No leads into death of Buju's former lawyer

The cause of death of former lawyer for incarcerated deejay Buju Banton is still unknown. Chokwe Lumumba, who helped Buju Banton appeal his drug-trafficking sentence back in 2012, advised the deejay to seek the advice of other legal counsel just before being appointed mayor of…

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Added by G-Mark on February 28, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Mavado added to Rick Ross' new album

Dancehall artiste Mavado will be featured on Rick Ross' upcoming album, 'The Mastermind'.

According to Mavado, the feature is important as it will assist with the development of his international brand.…

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Added by G-Mark on February 28, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Dominicans protest for Tommy Lee Sparta

Days after being deported back to Jamaica, dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta's team is now speaking out against how the Dominican government handled the situation.

Online reports have also stated that several Dominicans took to the streets to…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

'I hate reggae' - International artiste post feeling about Jamaican music

With international artistes including Snoop Lion, Eddie Murphy and Kanye West dabbling in reggae music in recent times, not all artistes are fans of the genre. In fact, Lorde, whose song Royals was arguably one of the biggest songs of 2013, has stated that she hates reggae…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

Tifa goes 'Out Of This World' with Markus Records

Markus Records has scored an out-of-the-box hit, thanks to Tifa's contribution titled 'Out Of This World'. The project is the debut collaboration between Tifa and Markus Myrie.

"The collaboration with Markus has been two years in the making, so…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

G Whizz returns from promotional tour

Popular singer/songwriter Garland Rowe, also known as G Whizz, recently returned to the island from a very successful promotional tour in Europe.

The tour, which was organised by ChrisRock Promotions, started December 14, 2013 and lasted until…

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Added by G-Mark on February 27, 2014 at 3:58am — No Comments

Alkaline's anal licking lyrics angers fans

Dancehall artiste Alkaline has received strong backlash from dancehall fans following the release of a controversial single on So Unique Records Igloo rhythm in which he endorses anal-stimulating sex.

In the song (title unfit for…

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Added by G-Mark on February 24, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

''World Boss' says nothing can happen to him' - Prosecution tells jury to note Kartel's arrogance

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The jurors trying entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused have been called upon to consider the evidence and be true to their oath.

Jeremy Taylor, senior…

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Added by G-Mark on February 22, 2014 at 12:27am — No Comments

'Sleng Teng' pioneer remembered - Reactions to Wayne Smith's death

As news spread about his death yesterday, several persons in the entertainment fraternity hailed producer and singer Wayne Smith for his impact on dancehall music.

Smith, who was also referred to as 'Sleng…

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Added by G-Mark on February 20, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

Sizzla fined $1,000 after confrontation with cops

Resident Magistrate Jannef Anderson yesterday fined entertainer Sizzla, born Miguel Collins, $1,000, after the artiste pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a confrontation with the Yallahs police earlier this month.

Sizzla was performing at a…

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Added by G-Mark on February 20, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

Stacious 'Found Love' with Gramps Morgan

Still riding the wave of being chosen as the face of Bijoux Caribbean, gangstress Stacious has teamed up with reggae crooner Gramps Morgan on a new reggae track titled Found Love.

Renowned as a risk-taking, raunchy artiste,…

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Added by G-Mark on February 20, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Tarrus Riley's album #1 on Reggae Billboard

Just days after releasing his latest album, Love Situation, which debuted at number one on iTunes, Tarrus Riley once again found himself atop another chart - the Billboard Reggae Album chart.

According to Riley, it feels great to be in the…

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Added by G-Mark on February 18, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Defence team in Vybz Kartel trial closes case

Defence team for Dancehall star Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused have closed their case this morning. The defence closed their case after retired Senior Superintendent of Police Karl Major a handwriting expert, and Public Defender Earl Witter took the stand yesterday. Presiding…

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Added by G-Mark on February 18, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Tommy Lee Sparta charged in lottery scam probe

Popular Dancehall artist, Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged with breaching the anti-lottery act in connection with an alleged lottery scam he has engaged in.

The deejay, whose real name is Leroy Russell was charged Friday afternoon along with…

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Added by G-Mark on February 17, 2014 at 3:45am — No Comments

Vybz Kartel Speaks “My Hands Are Clean Of Lizard’s Blood”

(Kartel in Court this morning)

Good Morning My Lord and Good Morning to Madam Foreman and member of the jury. My name is name is Adidja Palmer

Judges intervenes and tells Kartel- you need to speak so all can…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Kartel's sister tells court she disapproved of his bleaching, tattoos

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Maureen Nelson, Vybz Kartel's eldest sister testified during the murder trial of the entertainer and his four co-accused, that she was not in favour of her brother's bleaching and tattooing.

Nelson, who is the vice-principal of…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

DeMarco grateful for support during US tour

Amid the wave of controversy surrounding his video for the Cashflow Records-produced single 'Ride', dancehall star Demarco returned to the island last week following the completion of a multi-state US tour.

Commenting on the tour, Demarco says it was a…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Bramma's 'Cha Cha Bwoy' cops no.1 spot

If the annexing of Cha Cha Bwoy to the playlist of Home Boyz Radio in Kenya and BBC 1Xtra in the United Kingdom was not a good enough start for the new year, dancehall deejay Bramma 'Di Gorilla' is definitely upping the ante to enjoy even greater success as the year…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

LA Lewis receives death threats following 'Bounty diss'

Deejay L.A. Lewis has reported to the St Andrew South police that he has been receiving death threats from some of Bounty Killer's followers because of a YouTube post.

It is reported that after leaving a party last week Wednesday, Lewis was approached…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Konshens, Sean Paul for Arsenio Hall show

Social media have been abuzz with reports that dancehall star Konshens and international dancehall deejay Sean Paul will be making a primetime appearance on one of America's most highly rated late night talk shows.

Well the buzz is real.…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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