February 2013 Blog Posts (41)

Witness In Vybz Kartel's Murder Trial Uncooperative

Another trial for Vybz Kartel has been delayed.

The murder trial of the deejay involving the shooting death of Barrington 'Bossie' Burton was put off until…

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Added by G-Mark on February 12, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments

Jimmy Cliff wins second Grammy - Reggae fans still hope for live broadcast

Reggae music pioneer James 'Jimmy Cliff' Chambers has added yet another feather to his cap after his album Rebirth won the Best Reggae Album category at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards yesterday.

The second-time, Grammy-Award winner came out on top after competing against other giants in the reggae music…

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Added by G-Mark on February 11, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Freddie McGregor's album launch set for tomorrow

Fans, media personalities and industry insiders will get a chance to experience one of reggae music's legends in action tomorrow.

Icon, Freddie McGregor will host his album launch tomorrow, and the evening promises to be one filled with musical excitement. The launch for his well-produced Di Captain album will…

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Added by G-Mark on February 11, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dancehall welcomes oral sex

In an industry where sex sells, more dancehall artistes and fans are accepting and becoming liberal about oral sex.

Probably sparked by the increase in the number of 'freaky' songs by Vybz Kartel, many artistes are now openly singing about a more risqué lifestyle.

While…

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Added by G-Mark on February 9, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Luciano blasts young musicians for making degrading content

The self-professed 'Messenger of Reggae,' Luciano has a big issue with the current state of Jamaican music, taking aim at younger artistes for what he calls the demise of positive lyrical content within Reggae/Dancehall music.

Speaking with Bermudan newspaper, The Royal Gazette earlier this week, the veteran…

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Added by G-Mark on February 9, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Snoop Lion NOT Beaten By Rastas

Allegations that Snoop Lion was mobbed by Rastas at Bobo Hill are SO FALSE!!!

The internet was in a frenzy following fake reports on several…

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Added by G-Mark on February 8, 2013 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel's Lawyers Seek Bail

Lawyers representing Vybz Kartel are to appear before a judge in chambers at the Supreme Court this today to make another case for bail.

VK has been in custody since September 2011.

The dancehall deejay has been granted bail in relation to the murder case of Barrigton…

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Added by G-Mark on February 8, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Major Lazer produces Chronixx mixtape

Fast-rising reggae artiste Chronixx is celebrating yet another milestone in his career after collaborating with Major Lazer for his Start A Fire mixtape.

Major Lazer opted to work with the reggae act after hearing his music in a bus, and now the mixtape has over 125,000 hits on their sound…

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Added by G-Mark on February 8, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments

Tommy Lee Sparta Admits To Overdoing Demon Persona Now Releases “Spartan Angels”

Has Tommy Lee Sparta cast out his demons?

Well, according to the dancehall deejay, his demons are resting and he has released his Spartan angels. Tommy Lee…

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Added by G-Mark on February 8, 2013 at 7:39am — No Comments

State Department Officer Took Bribes From Jamaican Entertainer For Visa Help

A U.S. State Department law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to help a "well-known" Jamaican entertainer gain a visa to enter the United States, federal prosecutors say.

According to The Washington Examiner, David J. Rainsberger, an officer with the State Department's Diplomatic…

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Added by G-Mark on February 8, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments

Bob Marley Celebration In Full Swing

Born on February 6, 1945, in Jamaica, singer, musician and songwriter Bob Marley helped introduce reggae music to the world and remains one of its most beloved artists to this day.

In celebration of Bob Marley’s 68th birthday, IRIE FM is at the Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Road…

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Added by G-Mark on February 7, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Tommy Lee to christen his demons - New focus and direction for the artiste

Dancehall deejay Tommy Lee Sparta, who has been described by international media such as Google Play as 'the Jamaican demonic MC' and VICE magazine as the 'Antichrist deejay', is singing a different tune.

Today, he officially released his latest single, Spartan Angels. The soulful piece is a far cry from the…

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Added by G-Mark on February 6, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

BUSY FOR COURT TODAY

Embattled dancehall deejay Busy Signal is hoping to put his latest legal problems behind him, so that he can focus totally on his music.

The artiste who has recently returned from the United States after serving time in prison has been slapped with several charges stemming from his arrest last year on an…

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Added by G-Mark on February 5, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Vegas Child Custody Battle Postponed

Mr. Vegas’ child custody case has been put off.

Vegas is seeking full custody of his 2 year old daughter after the child’s mother was allegedly seen via surveillance cameras getting intimate with her male companion in the entertainer’s home.

The case…

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Added by G-Mark on February 4, 2013 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Anthony B Gets Bail

Anthony B has gotten bail after spending 6 days behind…

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Added by G-Mark on February 4, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Jah Vinci says he has 2013 remedy

Renowned artiste Jah Vinci has become a force to be reckoned with.

Since he stamped an indelible mark on the dancehall/reggae scene with hits such as Watch Your Friends, Mama Love, In My Life, Remedy and Wipe Those Tears, the artiste has definitely charted the waters of the competitive music industry and has…

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Added by G-Mark on February 3, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

Bongo Herman Defends Snoop But Bashes Bunny Wailer

Bongo Herman has come to Snoop Lion’s defense bashing Bunny Wailer in the process saying “Leave the judging to the almighty”.

Bongo Herman is responding following Bunny Wailer’s interview with TMZ, where he reportedly questioned Snoop Lion’s motives claiming the rapper has engaged in "outright fraudulent use…

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Added by G-Mark on February 3, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

Buju Banton's Trial For Juror Misconduct Resumes February 19

Buju Banton’s ongoing high profile case into investigations of possible juror misconduct will continue on February 19.

Nine additional former jurors have…

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Added by G-Mark on February 3, 2013 at 12:35am — No Comments

Anthony B Nabbed In ATL For Ganja

On Monday, Music News hinted that a popular reggae entertainer was arrested in Atlanta for ganja possession.

Today, we can confirm that entertainer Anthony B was arrested in Georgia on Sunday, January 27 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.…

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Added by G-Mark on February 3, 2013 at 12:34am — No Comments

Dennis Brown Concert Postponed Due To Lack Of Funds

The late Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born this day in the year 1957. He was one of the pioneers in the lover’s rock style of reggae and with 78 albums to his name, was one of the most prolific names in the business.

Honoured with the title "crown prince of reggae" by the great Bob Marley, D Brown was regarded by…

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Added by G-Mark on February 2, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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