G-Mark's Blog – May 2013 Archive (32)

Producer demands US$20,000 from Mr Vegas

Veteran dancehall producer Shane 'Shines' Richards is demanding that Mr Vegas pay him US$20,000, claiming that the 90s Black Widow rhythm, of which he was the executive producer, was…


Added by G-Mark on May 31, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Shawn Storm To Make Bail Application June

After years behind bars, jailed dancehall deejay Shawn Storm will make an application for bail on June 7.

The entertainer has been in lockup since September 2011.

Shawn Storm was jointly charged with…


Added by G-Mark on May 30, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

US Promoter Bashes Chronixx...

Chronixx management is setting the record straight following confusion about an event slated for the US.

Daddy Barnes of Chronixx’s management team says that a delay with paperwork is the source of…


Added by G-Mark on May 30, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Vegas Baby-Mama A No Show In Family Court

Mr. Vegas’ child custody battle will be dragged into September.

The case was set for mention on Monday, but was again put off after his baby-mama was a no-show. The matter is set for mention on September 17.

Mr. Vegas speaks with Music News.…


Added by G-Mark on May 30, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Toots Postpones Tour To Get Checkup

Toots Hibbert of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals has postponed his Acoustic Tour in the US.

With five shows remaining, Toots who was recently struck in the head with a vodka bottle while performing at a festival in Virginia recently has put-off the concert to seek additional medical treatment.…


Added by G-Mark on May 30, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

Trial Dates Set For Vybz Kartel

Trial dates have been set for the two murder cases against popular entertainer Vybz Kartel.

Kartel, and his two co accused are charged for the murder of St. Catherine businessman Barrington Bossie…


Added by G-Mark on May 28, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Vegas Accused Of 90’s Rhythm Infringement...

Do you remember the 90s hit rhythm "Black Widow" produced by Shines?

Well, Shines is claiming infringement on Mr Vegas Album "Sweet Jamaica" causing the album to be pulled from ITunes, Amazon and google play. According to Mr Vegas he has been receiving disturbing emails from Shines.…


Added by G-Mark on May 28, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Da’Ville arrested after allegedly assaulting his wife

Internationally-acclaimed Jamaican singer, Da’Ville has been released from jail after allegedly hitting his wife in the face during a domestic dispute.

Reports are that the 35-year old entertainer,…


Added by G-Mark on May 25, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Producers cry ...'Too much foreign content on local radio'-Says this undermines local talent

Record producer Patrick 'Roach' Samuels and Suncity Radio's DJ Lux among others, are appealing to local radio station operators and DJs to reduce the amount of foreign music played on local airwaves and increase local content.

According to the two industry players,…


Added by G-Mark on May 22, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Dancehall Will Have A 24 Hour Zone

Minister Crawford with responsibility of entertainment, spoke to the complexity of the potential zoning system he promises to deliver to dancehall enthusiasts.

“We decided…

Added by G-Mark on May 21, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments

Beenie Man To Make Appearance On VH1's Love & Hip Hop

Beenie Man is leaving the island on Tuesday to Atlanta to add the final touches to a collab with hip hop artiste and actress Karlie Redd who is well-known for her role on the VH1 series, ‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Beenie Man gives us the 411 on the new track titled ‘Got the Draws’ and also…


Added by G-Mark on May 21, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

Toots Hibbert Injured After Bottling Incident In U.S.A

Veteran reggae singer Toots Hibbert was forced to cut his performance short after been slapped with a vodka bottle.

On Saturday, the legendary Toots and the Maytals were performing at a concert in Richmond, Virginia when a patron pelted a vodka bottle on stage hitting Toots in the…


Added by G-Mark on May 21, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

Saw in Twitter temper - Angry at ex-lover's infidelity and greed

The queen of dancehall, Lady Saw, had tongues wagging last weekend with controversial tweets, sent from her Twitter account, speaking about her relationship woes. According to her publicist…


Added by G-Mark on May 20, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

I do what's best for me!

Dem say anno everyting good fi eat good fi talk but sometimes yuh haffi talk fi clear yuhself and clear yuh conscience. Is not all the while we must suffer in silence or be the burden bearer, especially when we know we have done nothing wrong.

In life, sometimes tough decisions have to be made in trying…


Added by G-Mark on May 18, 2013 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Bling Dawg pens open letter to Gov't

"Why u pressuring the hands dem weh done dem pon jaw? Look how much money reggae and dancehall draw; food vendors, bartenders pawty a dem income fi pay bills…


Added by G-Mark on May 18, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

No copyright for dance moves

JIPO not yet able to facilitate


Following arguments put forward by several of Jamaica's dancers that they want to be able to copyright their dance moves, the…


Added by G-Mark on May 18, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Meet Model and Actor Nollis DeWar

Nollis Sylbier DeWar was born on March 14, 1985 in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Somerton, St James) to father Myron DeWar and mother Juliet Reid.  Nollis is the oldest sibling of five sisters and three brothers. Growing up in a third world country life…


Added by G-Mark on May 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Gaza Slim Fed Up With Court Delays

Gaza Slim and Pim-Pim along with embattled Gaza boss Vybz Kartel are to return to court in July.

The three are jointly charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice.

When the matter was called before the Corporate Area R-M…


Added by G-Mark on May 18, 2013 at 12:15am — No Comments

I AM NOT SILENT says Minister Crawford

At least two local music industry players are calling on Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Damion Crawford, to be more vocal on matters concerning the preservation of reggae/dancehall culture.

However, Minister Crawford says he is not silent, but he must first do…


Added by G-Mark on May 17, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Juggling rhythms on the decline?

Since the success of the One Day and Overproof rhythms, arguably no one dancehall juggling has made a solid impact on the Jamaican dancehall over the last year.

Instead, what the industry has experienced is a rise in the production of singles.

While admitting that…


Added by G-Mark on May 16, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

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