August 2012 Blog Posts (29)

T.O.K. breaks from record label - No longer signed to VP Records

Dancehall group T.O.K says that they have now officially been released from their VP Records contract.

The group, which consists of Alistaire 'Alex' McCalla, Roshaun 'Bay-C' Clarke, Craig 'Craigy T' Thompson and Xavier 'Flexx' Davidson, rose to fame in the 1990s and signed a contract with VP Records soon…

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Added by G-Mark on August 8, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Snoop Lion says ... Reggae, music of love, happiness and struggle

Snoop Dogg, now called Snoop Lion, says the reason why he became a reggae artiste is because it is a music of love, happiness and struggle.

According to the artiste, who was doing an interview with MTV host, Sway Calloway recently for his Reincarnated Documentary Press Conference, he wants to expand his musical…

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Added by G-Mark on August 8, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Buju facing more time

Rastafarian deejay Buju Banton may now be facing the prospect of having his 10-year prison sentence extended to 15 years after a Federal judge yesterday rejected his request for a new trial.

Federal Judge James Moody…

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Added by G-Mark on August 8, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ranking Trevor dies in accident

VETERAN deejay Ranking Trevor died from injuries sustained in a motor accident yesterday.

The deejay, whose real name is Maxwell Grant, was hit from his motorcycle near Cling Cling Oval, a sports complex at the corner of Cling Cling Avenue and Olympic Way, in St Andrew. He was 60 years old.…

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Added by G-Mark on August 8, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Artistes salute Olympians with songs

As it was four years ago for the Beijing Olympics, several artistes have penned songs to salute the athletes who are currently competing at the London Olympics.

While the songs are not completely new, artistes like Tommy Lee, Melloquence, Cherine Anderson and Masicka have done tributes for the…

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Added by G-Mark on August 8, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Promoters not worried about Ernesto

Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter

Although Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to be near Jamaica by Monday, organisers of some major events that will be held over the weekend are far from worried.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) upgraded Ernesto from Tropical Depression…

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Added by G-Mark on August 5, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Local artistes welcome Snoop Dogg ... to reggae/dancehall industry

Never mind the fact that he has the number one song on the iTunes Reggae Top 100 Chart a month after becoming a 'reggae' artiste, some local acts have welcomed Snoop Dogg, now Snoop Lion, to the reggae/dancehall industry with open arms.

At a press conference in the United States on Monday, Snoop Dogg announced…

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Added by G-Mark on August 3, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Etana Pregnant?

Another female entertainer is pregnant.

Etana is reportedly due to give birth in October or early November.

The singer who got married in 2010 to model/actor Andre Morris tweeted on her official twitter page “Lying in bed with my round belly and my handsome…

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Added by G-Mark on August 2, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

I-Octane hospitalised after asthma attack

Reggae singer I-Octane has been hospitalised following an asthma attack, THE STAR has learnt.

The entertainer, whose real name is Byiome Muir, was admitted on Thursday to a hospital in, Kingston.

A source close to the entertainer told THE STAR that I-Octane fell ill after…

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Added by G-Mark on August 1, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

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