G-Mark's Blog – June 2013 Archive (31)

Kartel released from hospital after suffering chest pains

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital after complaining of chest pains.

Kartel allegedly told wardens at the Horizon Remand Centre that he was feeling chest pains. He was treated and released from the hospital where crowds flocked to see him.…


Added by G-Mark on June 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Mavado claims ... They Snubbed My Artiste!

Dancehall artiste David 'Mavado' Brooks is setting the record straight regarding his recent collaboration Cheat On Me, which features fellow dancehall artiste Spice.

According to Mavado, his Mansion Records up-and-coming female artiste ShakOne was originally intended to be featured on the song, however, her…


Added by G-Mark on June 26, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Buju's Lawyer Elected Mayor

Buju Banton’s lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was elected new Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, winning the general election with 87 percent of the votes.

Congrats to Mr. Lumumba…. But will this affect Buju Banton’s ongoing trial? When Music News contacted the office of longtime Black Nationalist organizer and…


Added by G-Mark on June 25, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Junior Reid Rolls With Hip-hop Heavyweights

Junior Reid was a special guest at Jay Z’s Club 40/40’s 10th Anniversary on June 17 in New York City. Junior Reid was blinded by the paparazzi during the red carpet but had a great attitude saying “One Blood, Jamaica’s in the house.”

Inside the club paparazzi followed Junior Reid around and got shots of him…


Added by G-Mark on June 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tommy Lee Signs artistes to his new recording team

Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has officially launched his own dancehall team called the Spartan Army and a recording label, Guzu Musiq.

The deejay told THE STAR that he decided to form the team, which includes three females and a male deejay, because having allegiances help to add more value to a…


Added by G-Mark on June 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Snoop Lion Soars With Reggae Album

Just months after his transition to the Rastafarian faith, Snoop Lion is making an impact on many charts with his reggae album Reincarnated.

In the United States and Belgium, the Reincarnated Deluxe Version took the number one spot. The album placed at number three for France, fourth for Germany and…


Added by G-Mark on June 25, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Mavado Freed Of Assault Charges

Mavado was this morning freed of assault charges.

Vado armed with his legal team appeared in the Halfway Tree R-M court today to answer to charges of assault occasioning bodily harm. Attorney at law Tameka Harris tells Music News that the parties agreed to mediate the…


Added by G-Mark on June 21, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

Capleton speaks out after being attacked

Iconic Reggae/Dancehall artiste Capleton, is still uncertain why he was attacked on stage twice last weekend while performing at Reggae In The Hills in California.

According to the artiste, persons…


Added by G-Mark on June 20, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Flippa Moggela Recuperating After Crash

Flippa Moggela is at home recuperating after a motor vehicle accident along the Spur Tree Main Road in Manchester on Saturday.

The self-proclaimed “Flossing King” was rushed to a local hospital where he received treatment. Flippa’s Porsche Panamera S was totalled.



Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Assassin featured on Kanye's new album

Dancehall is quite vocal on Kanye West's upcoming album with a collaboration with Assassin and samples from Capleton, Popcaan and Beenie Man.

West is due to release his album, Yeezus, today. But when the album leaked late last week, one of the most noticeable things on the 10-track album was the strong…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Kartel did not ride jockey - No disrespect meant by song 'Georgina'

Incarcerated deejay Adijah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer has responded to the STAR article, 'Kartel Pokes Fun at Chuck Fenda's Baby Mother?', which was published on Thursday, June 13. Speaking through his associate Elvis 'So Unique' Redwood, Kartel has made it clear that he was not referring to Georgina Sergeon in the song.…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Security Minister Seeks Queen Ifrika's Help On Crime

Queen Ifrika is to have a follow-up meeting with Security minister Peter Bunting on Tuesday following her single “Don’t Cry” in which she poses some serious questions to the minister.

"Don’t cry mister Bunting, Come yah meck mi tell you something - Yo cyaa fight crime like that - Fire to fury a go get too hot”…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Capleton Pushed By Patron In The US

Another Jamaican entertainer was assaulted in THE United States.

The fireman Capleton was pushed twice by a patron performing at Reggae in the Hills in California last weekend.

During his well energized set, a male fan walked onto the stage and pushed Capleton before…


Added by G-Mark on June 15, 2013 at 12:31am — No Comments

Toots Sues 19 Year Old For Millions

Veteran reggae singer Toots is suing the man accused of throwing a bottle at him during a concert in Virginia.

Toots of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals has filed a lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against 19-year-old William C. Lewis, who is charged with felony malicious…


Added by G-Mark on June 15, 2013 at 12:29am — No Comments

Kartel pokes fun at Chuck Fenda's babymother?

Though behind bars, Vybz Kartel is still stirring up controversy in the entertainment industry with his music.

The latest controversy comes with the release of his new single Georgina, in which the deejay reveals experiences of a sexual encounter with a woman.

The main…


Added by G-Mark on June 13, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

"Save Dancehall" Says Mavado

Entertainer Mavado is urging the relevant authorities to help dancehall.

In a Music News exclusive, Vado, who now spends most of his time in the US, says fighting dancehall kills our culture and allows others who depend on it as a means of survival to suffer.



Added by G-Mark on June 10, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes record 'patios' song

International rap artistes Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj have created history by becoming the first American rap/hip hop artistes to release a song done entirely in Jamaican patois.…


Added by G-Mark on June 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Shawn Storm Remanded!

Jailed Gaza deejay Shawn Storm was denied bail.

Lawyers representing the dancehall entertainer failed in their bid to have him released on bail today(07.06.13).

His attorneys argued that there is no evidence linking him to the murder and that he will turn up for his…


Added by G-Mark on June 10, 2013 at 2:31am — No Comments

Miss Kitty is back - Popular media personality moves to Nationwide 90FM

After weeks of bated breaths and pines for her return, the 'Fluffy Diva' Khadine 'Miss Kitty' Hylton will be back on afternoon radio on July 1.

The effervescent radio/TV personality will return to…


Added by G-Mark on June 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gyptian’s ‘Hold Yuh’ certified gold

Accomplished Reggae/Dancehall star, Gyptian has made a bit of history thanks to arguably his biggest hit as his 2010 single, Hold Yuh is now certified gold.

On Thursday, it was announced that Hold…


Added by G-Mark on June 8, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

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