May 2012 Blog Posts (70)

Roy Wilson is dead

 ROY Wilson, half of the trailblazing Jamaican singing duo Higgs and Wilson, died last Saturday in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 72 years old.

The cause of Wilson's death has not been disclosed but the Jamaica Observer learnt…

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Added by G-Mark on May 31, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Quick Cook denies feud with Chi Ching

Rising dancehall artiste Quick Cook is denying rumours that he and fellow artiste Chi Ching Ching are involved in a feud.

The artiste, who has been on tour in the United States, said he made an appearance on the Memorial Day weekend…

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Added by G-Mark on May 31, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Wayne Wonder Merchandise In The Pipeline

Entertainer Wanye Wonder is busy sharpening his entrepreneurial skills.

Clothes, shoes…

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Added by G-Mark on May 31, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Fans will be kept 'Busy' - Until the Signal returns, says manager

Shane Brown, the manager of artiste Busy Signal, says he does not believe the artiste's incarceration will affect the success of his recently released album.

The album, Reggae Music Again, was released in April with tracks like Come…

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Added by G-Mark on May 30, 2012 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Tarrus Riley Backup Singer Dead

Connie Campbell, former back-up singer for Tarrus Riley is dead.…

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Added by G-Mark on May 30, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments

'Mine You Own Business' - Natural Black tells Assassin

Agent Sasco, also known as Assassin, seems to be the target of one more artiste's lyrical shots.

Singer Natural Black has released a song titled Mine You Own Business, which he says is aimed at Assassin.…

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Added by G-Mark on May 29, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Mr. Vegas Lashes Out On Show Promoters

Mr. Vegas is expressing disappointment with show promoters who fail to properly organize and run efficiently and effectively their…

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Added by G-Mark on May 29, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Dancehall's greatest 50

One of Jamaica's biggest brands, Guinness, is to recognise and celebrate the 50 most influential and iconic persons behind dancehall music.

The Guinness brand, which has been a major player in the Jamaican dancehall culture for over 20 years, will…

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Added by G-Mark on May 28, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Ghost Disgruntled With Best Of The Best Promoters

“Disorganized and unprofessional” is how entertainer Ghost is describing the organizers of Best of the Best.

The singer who was billed for the event held on Sunday in Miami, Florida USA claims that the organizer’s lack of stage management is what…

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Added by G-Mark on May 28, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Artistes try to keep 'Gaza' alive

When Vybz Kartel formed the Portmore Empire in 2007, he told The STAR that he was trying to develop the talents of a group of artistes in order to propel them to successful careers in the music business.

"Portmore Empire is about a group of…

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Added by G-Mark on May 27, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Bounty says ...'I didn't diss any artiste' - Beenie apologised for money

Dancehall artiste Bounty Killer has dismissed claims by Beenie Man that Jamaican artistes will witness an increase in overseas shows because of the recent video footage showing remorse for his previous lyrics bashing the gay community.

The deejay…

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Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Flippa Mafia Changes Name To 'Flippa Moggela'

Flippa Moggela is the name entertainer Flippa Mafia is now going by.…

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Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Busy Signal Overwhelmed By Fans Support

Despite his sudden arrest, Busy Signal is reportedly in good spirit.

In an exclusive…

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Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Busy Signal To Face US Court

Busy Signal has approximately one month before he will be extradited to the United…

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Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments

'Gaza' artistes react to the news

With news forthcoming that the 'World Boss' has disbanded the Portmore Empire, artiste Sheba says she is in shock since she was not informed about the decision.

"I was not personally informed about this. Mi just wake up and see a broadcast message…

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Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2012 at 12:10am — No Comments

Court hears...Track team used in Dudus' drug trade

A former assistant track and field coach took to the stand inside the Southern District Court in Lower Manhattan, United States, yesterday, and provided more damaging evidence against former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher Coke.…

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Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments

Letter Release from Vybz Kartel Regarding The Disbanding Of Portmore Empire

Adidjahiem Records would like to announce that the outfit known as the Portmore Empire is being disbanded, with the following statement from Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer:

"Dancehall fans…

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Added by G-Mark on May 23, 2012 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Reggae hits the track with J'can athletes - Shabba, Shaggy, Richie Stephens make Grand Prix appearance

Shabba, Shaggy, Richie Stephens make Grand Prix appearance

Jamaica's most celebrated dancehall artiste, Rexton Rawlston Gordon, popularly known as 'Shabba Ranks', is set to perform at the 'Adidas Jamboree' concert, Randall's Island, New York, on…

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Added by G-Mark on May 23, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments

'It's ... Serani' in stores today

Serani's European album finally makes its debut today and Europe is abuzz with excitement.

The singer, who has been touring Europe extensively since the beginning of the year, says all systems are a go for the release of the sophomore…

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Added by G-Mark on May 23, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Artistes react to Beenie's statement

Since the release of a video with Grammy winning artiste Beenie Man's video statement to the gay community, many artistes have also voiced their opinions on the matter.

Bounty Killer, leader of the Alliance and Beenie Man's long-standing nemesis,…

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Added by G-Mark on May 22, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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