G-Mark's Blog – June 2014 Archive (22)

Predator 'walks holy' - Deejay sings against demons

While some artistes continue to release songs about and promoting demons, deejay Predator has returned condemning these types of songs.

Predator, who is known for 2005 hits like Mad Sick Head Nuh Good and Mad Again, has resurfaced with a song, Walk Holy, featuring singer Lukie D. Walk Holy is on Realinkz…


Added by G-Mark on June 24, 2014 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Jah Vinci to launch 'Ghetto Born'

Dancehall/Reggae superstar Jah Vinci is set to launch his debut album, 'Ghetto Born'.

The album is based on the subculture of inner city life. It focuses on the hardships 'ghetto youth' face such as crime, violence, and poverty. Out of those hardships a star is born to break those barriers and rise to success.…


Added by G-Mark on June 24, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Ninja man, Bogdanovich on Caribbean tour

Ninja Man and Joseph Bogdanovich, CEO of Downsound Records, departed the island last Monday to Nassau, The Bahamas, on a small Caribbean tour, a reality that the veteran deejay might have thought he'd never experience a few years ago.

Ninja Man, because of his legal issues, is without a passport. However, the…


Added by G-Mark on June 23, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Triple L Records presents Mr Wacky R.I.P

A Jamaican music label has released a rhythm compilation that can be considered to be a tribute to dancehall dancing legend, Bogle.

The rhythm, which can be accessed through iTunes, is produced by Triple L Records which operates in the Trench Town/Jones Town, Kingston 12 area.…


Added by G-Mark on June 22, 2014 at 3:09am — No Comments

Demarco involved in car accident ... Says, 'Give God thanks fi life'

Dancehall artiste Demarco is now recovering after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident last night.

According to the artiste's publicist, Raymond 'Shadow' Small, the artiste was in the Westchester area of Portmore, when his motor vehicle hit a young man on a bicycle.…


Added by G-Mark on June 21, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments

Macka Diamond Exposed

Macka Diamond is part of a new controversy.

A photograph circulating on the internet shows a young man with his face buried in the dancehall deejay’s chest.

It is not certain if the picture which is rated R is part of Macka Diamond’s promotional campaign following the video shoot of her single Karma in Long Island, New York.

Efforts by Music News to get…


Added by G-Mark on June 19, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Drake samples Kranium's hit single ... while performing in Texas last weekend

Kranium has been getting tremendous media attention locally and internationally as his hit single, 'Nobody Has To Know', continues to gain momentum. Though he predicted the song's success, Kranium could not predict what happened last Sunday.

While performing in Houston, Texas, on the weekend, international hip…


Added by G-Mark on June 19, 2014 at 1:29am — No Comments

Music & violence - Ninjaman rubbishes correlation

 IF you are what you eat, do you become what you listen to? Well, according to recent findings, this is the case.

A new study by the American Psychological Association reveals that songs with violent lyrics increases aggressive thoughts and emotions. The findings appeared in the May issue of the Journal of…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Summer album for Legend JR Reid

IN-DEMAND veteran reggae artiste Junior 'One Blood' Reid will be releasing his 17th studio album entitled Junior Reid, The Legend, on July 15.

The singer said the 16 track, one drop reggae set, is different from his previous projects as he wanted a local flavour.

"I have…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Tifa hits TV

Body Up, deejay Tifa's current hit, is in the July 11 episode of the popular American television series Hemlock Grove.

The song, produced by Stephen McGregor, appears in the opening show of the Emmy-nominated series' second season.

Hemlock Grove is a horror feature that…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments

Entertainment zone idea pleases promoters

Days after State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Damion Crawford, announced plans to utilise the Palisadoes area as Jamaica's first entertainment zone, as well as retrofitting several Kingston and St Andrew Corporation owned parking lots in downtown Kingston to accommodate the growing number of entertainment events, promoters…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments

Patexx blazing the dancehall

Alliance Next Generation (ANG) recording artiste Patexx has been making waves with the release of a handful of singles.

Life Sweet (Apple Vodka rhythm), Done Chat, Artiste Peggy (Baxx rhythm), Better Days and Me Have It, a collaboration with Cecile, round off the latest efforts by the young…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

LA Lewis, Tanto Blacks to clash for $1m

The Ewarton Community Centre in St Catherine is set to come alive on August 6, 2014 with the inaugural staging of Summer Jam.

The event, which will be headlined by Alkaline, will have a million-dollar-man matchup between Tanto Blacks and LA Lewis, who will engage each other in a lyrical…


Added by G-Mark on June 18, 2014 at 7:01am — No Comments

Chris Martin does video for dad and dads

Leighton Levy, Star Writer

Reggae star Chris Martin flew off to Europe this week for shows in Paris, Copenhagen and Hamburg, but not before he completed work on his latest video, 'Just Like You'.

The video and song, dedicated to his father, and fathers in general, was…


Added by G-Mark on June 16, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Pepsi throws support behind Sumfest

Dancehall entertainer Ninjaman was snapped in the company of Carla Hollingsworth, brand manager, Pepsi, at the launch of Reggae Sumfest, Countryside Club, recently. - Contributed

Jamaica's 'Greatest Reggae Show', Reggae Sumfest, will this year celebrate its 22nd anniversary with Pepsi Cola Jamaica, who is on…


Added by G-Mark on June 14, 2014 at 2:57am — No Comments

Tommy Lee, Gage for Kern Spencer bday bash

Recording artistes, Tommy Lee Sparta and Gage, who are said to sound quite similar, will for the first time in the history of their careers appear at the same time in one location.

The artistes will be at the Annual Kern Spencer Birthday Bash scheduled for the Peace Club in Braes River, St Elizabeth, on June…


Added by G-Mark on June 14, 2014 at 2:53am — No Comments

Popcaan releases debut album today

Dancehall superstar Popcaan, who burst on the scene in 2010 on the biggest dancehall tune of the year, Clarks (with Vybz Kartel), is today releasing his debut album Where We Come From.

As Vybz Kartel's protége, the 23-year-old has proven to be one of most talented up-and-coming vocalists in the genre, lending…


Added by G-Mark on June 13, 2014 at 3:33am — No Comments

KONSHENS engaged?

After cementing his place in the hearts of many adoring female fans, many hearts were left broken when news began spreading via social media that artiste Konshens was engaged. His fiancé reportedly posted a picture of her engagement ring on her Instagram page, with friends and family congratulating the two on their upcoming nuptials. Upon hearing…


Added by G-Mark on June 13, 2014 at 3:31am — No Comments

TIFA SIGNS RECORD DEAL - North American label to work with dancehall artiste

Recently named by Largeup.com among the Top 10 Reggae/Dancehall Greatest Lady Deejays, Tifa has now made a major step in her evolving musical career. She recently signed with a North American-based independent label, Island Kings Records.

Island Kings Records was founded in 2014 by a team of…


Added by G-Mark on June 5, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments

I-Octane turns down Sumfest offer - Says Vegas should close show, prove his worth

Dancehall/reggae artiste I-Octane has been approached by the organisers of Reggae Sumfest to close the show's Dancehall Night for the second time in two years. However, the singjay has declined that offer.

According to I-Octane, fellow recording artiste Mr Vegas made disparaging comments about…


Added by G-Mark on June 5, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

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