November 2011 Blog Posts (104)

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…

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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…

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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…

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

VILLA DUTCH IN LINSTEAD LOCKUP

Entertainer Villa Dutch is in custody at the Linstead lockup.

The police have confirmed that the entertainer, who has been in custody since Friday, was expected to be questioned today.

Police say he's being held as they investigate serious…

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Added by G-Mark on November 17, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

MAVADO WANTS NEW ALBUM TO BE 'THE BEST'

A new single featuring Mavado, Dj Khaled and Akon will be out just in time for the festive season.

In an exclusive interview, Mavado tells Music News that he’s currently working on his new 14 track album. The Gully-side singjay who is in the U.S says he has already completed six songs.

Mavado was recently signed to DJ…

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Added by G-Mark on November 16, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments

FINAL FAREWELL FOR JAMAICAN RAPPER HEAVY D

Jamaican rapper Heavy D will be laid to rest on Friday.

Rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs and the Reverend Al Sharpton will speak at the private funeral service at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon on November 18. Meanwhile, BET Networks is planning a tribute for the late rapper at Sunday's Soul Train…

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Added by G-Mark on November 16, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Bob rules digital charts

 REGGAE King Bob Marley still reigns supreme. According to popular digital music outlet iTunes, the Jamaican icon and his 1984 compilation album Legend has the number one spot in 17 of 22 international markets .

The countries include United States, France, Germany, Australia, Austria, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Japan, New…

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Added by G-Mark on November 16, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Stacious apologises for fight - Following alleged altercation with Bridgez

Following a fight with upcoming artiste Bridgez on Friday night, Stacious says she would like to apologise to her fans and the media house where the incident occurred.

According to an eyewitness, the two Alliance artistes were at the Hype TV studio premiering the medley music video for 'Bedroom'…

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Added by G-Mark on November 15, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

'Gramps' making miracles

 A year after forming a local children's charity organisation, 'Gramps' Morgan, has extended his reach to sections of Africa.

The organisation — Gramps Morgan Orchestrating Miracles (GMOM) — which was formed in June of last year aims to assist less fortunate children .

 "It was started with the sole intent of helping children…

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Added by G-Mark on November 15, 2011 at 9:27pm — No Comments

IS ENTERTAINER VILLA DUTCH IN JAIL?

Entertainer Villa Dutch is reportedly in police custody after he was accused of having sex with an underage girl.

Information reaching Music News is sketchy, but according to reports, the entertainer was arrested on Friday for breaches of the…

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Added by G-Mark on November 15, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

ALLEY CAT MARRIES LONGTIME GF

Dancehall deejay Alley Cat aka Imperial is currently off the island promoting his new album, Dancehall Knowledge Volume II.

The entertainer, who is currently in Florida, gives Music News the 411 on his upcoming promotion.…

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Added by G-Mark on November 15, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

6 cops under probe

 SIX policemen who were assigned to the Gun Court Remand Centre have been transferred and are facing certain corruption charges after they were allegedly caught on camera taking money from a close relative of jailed popular entertainer Vybz Kartel.

The entertainer, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently facing two separate charges of…

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Added by G-Mark on November 14, 2011 at 4:50pm — No Comments

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