G-Mark's Blog – April 2013 Archive (41)

Sugar Minott's family face off over icon's estate

Maxine Stowe, the wife of late reggae/dancehall artiste Sugar Minott, is currently feuding with several of Minott's children over matters concerning his estate and his life-celebration event dubbed Sugar Minott Day Celebration, hosted by his eldest daughter Pashon Minott.

According to Stowe, Sugar Minott did not leave a will delegating how profits…


Added by G-Mark on April 30, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments


Coming off a successful tour where he mostly performed to packed houses at several venues across Europe, Chris Martin has his eyes set on bigger things for his burgeoning career. His three-week, 12-city tour opened his eyes up to what he can achieve with just a little shift in what has been, to date, a successful career strategy.…


Added by G-Mark on April 30, 2013 at 9:58pm — No Comments

I-Octane, Tia 'Queen T' Rainford to stage free concert

High-riding Dancehall artiste I-Octane has once again joined forces with popular Westmoreland-based events promoter Tia 'Queen T' Rainford to stage a free concert for his fans in western Jamaica.

According to I-Octane's manager, Ray Alexander, the artiste is happy to be able to work along with Queen T…


Added by G-Mark on April 28, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Sean Kingston Records Album In Portland, Jamaica

Pop entertainer Sean Kingston left the island this morning after recording six tracks for his upcoming album.

Kingston has been recording tracks at the Gee Jam studios in Portland for his third studio album, Back 2 Life.

Sean Kingston is headed for Boston where he’s…


Added by G-Mark on April 28, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Snoop Disses Bunny Wailer...

Snoop Lion lashed out on Bunny Wailer.

 In an interview with the Rolling Stone Magazine, Snoop said a lot!!! Snoop said “He's speaking and the album isn't out. That gave me fair warning to get this bleep off my bleep. I have no insight what turned him. The people I visited at the…


Added by G-Mark on April 28, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel NOT Stabbed

Vybz Kartel’s business partner Michael Dawson is dismissing rumours regarding a stabbing incident at the Horizon Adult Remand Center and that the deejay is soliciting funds to pay his lawyers.

Reports surfaced that the deejay was engaged in a fight on Tuesday night with another inmate when he was…


Added by G-Mark on April 26, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Ele upset over gay post - Plans to sue local radio station

Following an article posted on the website of a popular local radio station, dancehall artiste Elephant Man says he intends to take legal action.

The article, headlined 'Elephant Man caught with gay men in his pool', alleges that Elephant Man's gardener walked in on the artiste who was at the time sharing the…


Added by G-Mark on April 25, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Scammers use Kartel's name to rip off artistes

Dancehall producer Elvis Redwood is warning local entertainers not to send money to any individual who proclaims him/herself to be Vybz Kartel or a representative of the incarcerated deejay.

According to the producer, unscrupulous persons have been scamming entertainers claiming that they are Vybz Kartel and…


Added by G-Mark on April 23, 2013 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Ninja Man, Specialist hit number one with 'Dweet'

Resurgent dancehall legend Ninja Man and former Magnum King of Dancehall Specialist have hit number one on the very popular CVM TV Hitlist music chart countdown with their single 'Dweet'.

The song, produced by Downsound Records' Scatta Burrell, is a witty compilation between two different genres of artistes.…


Added by G-Mark on April 23, 2013 at 11:50pm — No Comments

NY Issues Arrest Warrant For Vegas' Baby-Mama

An arrest warrant has been issued for the immediate arrest of Mr. Vegas’ baby-mama, Shellian McBayne.

Music News understands that the warrant was issued by the Family Court of New York Bronx County following Shellian’s nonappearance in court today (April 23, 2013).



Added by G-Mark on April 23, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Twin of Twins go to 'jail' Set to launch Stir It Up Vol. 10 tonight

The controversial duo Twin of Twins is releasing the 10th instalment of their highly anticipated Stir It Up series. This volume offers the same twist, as is customary for the twins, to change concepts to avoid being monotonous and preserve the shock value.

Stir It Up Vol 10, once again in true…


Added by G-Mark on April 21, 2013 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Magnum Portmore Dancehall Awards

Incarcerated Gaza boss Vybz Kartel and deejay Spice copped the male and female deejays of the year awards at the 2013 edition of the Magnum Portmore Dancehall Awards at Club Ntyce, Oaks Plaza, Marine Park, on Saturday.

Kartel, though not physically in the public domain, is still able to make an impact. Spice…


Added by G-Mark on April 21, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Mr. Vegas Not Engaged And Actor Bad Boy Trevor Now Uncle Freaky



Did the entertainment industry gain another “uncle”? SO TRUE!!!! Well, with Demon already taken by Tommy Lee, comedian Bad Boy Trevor has decided to add “UNCLE FREAKY” to his stage name. So what prompted this…


Added by G-Mark on April 21, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Warrant Issued For Mavado's Arrest Intercepted by Lawyer

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of dancehall singjay Mavado following his none appearance in the Corporate Area R-M court on Thursday.

However, according to his attorney, Tamika Harris, a warrant was issued but there’s a “stay” on the execution until his next court date.…


Added by G-Mark on April 21, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Sentencing Of U.S State Officer Bribed By Dancehall Deejay Postponed

According to the US Attorney's office the trial for David Rainsberger who pleaded guilty to receiving bribes from a dancehall deejay for visa has been reset to June 10.

Music News was reliably informed that sentencing will be done then and will be open to an interview after trial.…


Added by G-Mark on April 21, 2013 at 11:14pm — No Comments

U.S State Officer Bribed By Dancehall Deejay To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

U.S. State Department law enforcement officer David Rainsberger who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to help a “well-known” Jamaican dancehall deejay gain a visa to enter the United States, will be sentenced on April 19. Rainsberger, an officer with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, admitted to unlawfully receiving watches worth…


Added by G-Mark on April 19, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

University Professor Defends Kartel's Book For Schools

Professor Carolyn Cooper has stepped forward to defend her decision for educators to introduce Vybz Kartel’s book Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto in schools.

The University of the West Indies professor is being widely criticized for her controversial decision. Nonetheless, Professor Cooper is…


Added by G-Mark on April 18, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments

Khago Still On For Boston Show

Following the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, entertainer Khago is gearing up to leave the island for a performance in Boston.

The reggae entertainer is sending condolences to the families who have lost loved ones and wish for those with injuries a speedy recovery.…


Added by G-Mark on April 18, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Buju Banton Gets June Date In Misconduct Saga

Buju Banton will have to wait a while longer to know the outcome of his juror misconduct case in his quest for a new trial.

Buju was ordered by Judge James Moody to appear in court on June 26 along with Terri Wright, the juror who is alleged to have violated court orders during the singjay's February 2011 drug…


Added by G-Mark on April 18, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

Anthony B Seeks Singers For New Label

International recording artiste Anthony B is seeking two young female singers to sign to his new label, Born Fyah-Master One Productions.

"I am seeking to find the next Marcia Griffiths, the next Cecile, there is a void out there for credible female reggae artistes with international appeal. I want to be the…


Added by G-Mark on April 18, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

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