Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (73)

MAVADO GETS 2012 COURT DATE FOR ASSAULT

Mavado will enter the New Year battling his ongoing legal troubles.

Vado, who was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm following a shooting incident which resulted in the death of his friend at Bounty Killa’s party in June this year, is to return to court on May 16, 2012.…

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Added by G-Mark on November 21, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Flexxx cuts USA tour - Artiste meets with cops to try to clear name

Having been named a person of interest by the police, dancehall artiste Flexxx said he had to cut short his stint in the United States in order to clear his name.

The artiste, whose name is Omar Henry, was listed as a person of interest by the St Andrew North Police Division two weeks ago. However, at…

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Added by G-Mark on November 21, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Driver of overturned bus warned by police

The ill-fated Toyota Coaster bus outside the Ferry Police Station yesterday. - Winston Sill

The driver of a Toyota Coaster bus that overturned with Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who were coming from the party's annual conference yesterday, has been warned for prosecution by…

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Added by G-Mark on November 21, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

Vybz Kartel Under Police Radar For 5 More Murders

Just when you think Vybz Kartel’s legal troubles couldn’t get any worse, it did.

Jamaican law enforcement officials have indicate that the deejay could be facing up to 5 additional murder charges.

Kartel, whose government name is Adidja Palmer, is currently facing a two…

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Papa Biggy does Careless Fearless

  JAMAICA-BORN, American-based deejay Papa Biggy is to release a new single entitled Careless Fearless. The track features the talent of 10-year old singer, Nikia.

Papa Biggy, whose real name is Courtney Porteous, said he was moved to record this song…

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Dancehall's love affair with violence

Mel Cooke - Dr Donna Hope-Marquis, senior lecturer, Cultural Studies, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus.

CURTIS CAMPBELL, STAR Writer

With the police probing into the lives of some artistes in the music industry, and the recent…

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Chino preps for another hit album in Japan

Reggae and dancehall singjay Chino is already in preparation mode for yet another album.

The artiste, who released is sophomore Japan album, Never Change, last summer and a…

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Teacha's Pet contestants launch music career

Teacha's Pet contestant Lola Mack. - Contributed

Two of the contestants from reality dating show Teacha's Pet, which stars deejay Vybz Kartel, have utilised the show to launch their own careers in the music industry.

'Brooklyn', aka…

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 2:58am — No Comments

KARTEL'S ARREST HELPS TEACHA'S PET?

Director Jay Will claims that the incarceration of deejay Vybz Kartel has caused the reality dating show 'Teacha's Pet' to be even more popular than expected.

The director claims that the deejay's arrest has caused the show to be the "hottest ting a road".…

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Added by G-Mark on November 19, 2011 at 2:56am — No Comments

Deejays look to music market in Africa

 THE continent of Africa has always been a cherished place for many Jamaicans, particularly those whose foreparents were brought forcibly to this part of the world.

Through cultural forces including the work of Rastafari and the power of reggae, the African continent has been maintained…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Catch Di Riddim - Popcaan's Ravin hits the BBC 1Xtra playlist

 DANCEHALL artiste Popcaan is red hot these days churning out multiple hits. The deejay currently has two songs riding the local charts namely Ravin and Only Man She Want.

The big news is that Popcaan's Ravin has been added to the playlist of UK urban radio station BBC 1Xtra.

A quick glance of the station's playlist reveals…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Konshens for Studio 38 tonight

 DANCEHALL artiste Konshens, takes to the stage at Studio 38 tonight for the first time, as the bistro's second anniversary celebrations continue.

Konshens, considered to be one of Jamaica's more conscious dancehall artistes, emerged on the scene in the late 2000s. Formerly one half of the…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

RICHIE STEPHENS PERFORMS AT JAMAICA JAZZ AND BLUES NYC LAUNCH

Richie Stephens is currently in the 'big apple' for the official launch of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival where he’s expected to perform.

The singer, who speaks with Music News from Manhattan, says there will be a special presentation of his song Live Your Life featuring German reggae…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

VILLA DUTCH CHARGED WITH RAPE

Entertainer Villa Dutch has been charged with rape.

Police confirmed with Music News that the dancehall deejay was charged on Thursday after being interrogated. Villa Dutch is expected to appear in the Linstead R-M court on Wednesday (23/11/11).

The entertainer has…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

VYBZ KARTEL'S LAWYERS UNAWARE OF NEW MURDER PROBES

Lawyers representing Vybz Kartel are this afternoon saying they are unaware that the deejay is being implicated in 5 other murders currently being investigated by the police.

According to Christian Tavares-Finson, they are only aware of the two charges brought against him.…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

I-OCTANE ADDRESSES CONTROVERSY IN NEW MIXTAPE

The new "So Siiick" mixtape featuring I-Octane is now available on iriefm.net.

In addition to music, the unique tape provides listeners with insight about who the artiste is, as Dj Sunshine can be heard interviewing the entertainer in-between songs. I-Octane addresses controversial issues involving…

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Added by G-Mark on November 18, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Lauryn Hill, Ne-Yo for Shaggy show

INTERNATIONAL recording artistes Lauryn Hill, Ne-Yo and Deniece Williams headline this year’s staging of the charity concert organised by diamond-selling reggae artiste Shaggy.…

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Added by G-Mark on November 17, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

KASHU RECOVERING FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA

Kashu recovering from injuries sustained in car accident in California

Dancehall artist Kashu is currently recovering from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident over a week ago while on tour in the US.

The deejay said he was travelling from an event, which was…

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Added by G-Mark on November 17, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

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