G-Mark's Blog – July 2012 Archive (47)

I am Bob Marley reincarnated

SNOOP DOGG experienced a spiritual and artistic rebirth while making a new album in Jamaica last February.

The veteran rapper told the New York Times that he has abandoned rap as his preferred mode of expression, and wrote more than a dozen songs in a traditional Reggae style.…


Added by G-Mark on July 31, 2012 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

General Degree to release new album

 GENERAL Degree is slated to released his eighth album Snapple Dapple Volume 1 at the end of summer. The album — which comprises 15-tracks — is the deejay's latest since Generally Speaking in 2004.

"This album shows how much I have improved. I have reinvented and modernised myself as the…


Added by G-Mark on July 31, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Mr Vegas And Shaggy Feuding?

“It was a misunderstanding” is how Vegas is responding following reports he was served a letter by Shaggy asking him to desist from using a Jamaica 50 song featuring himself, Shaggy and Josey Wales.

Vegas tells Music News that the issue has been resolved and it was just a mere misunderstanding between…


Added by G-Mark on July 31, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Why Snoop Had To Bury The Dogg

Snoop Lion yesterday in an interview with MTV’s Sway discussed his transition from Dogg to Lion, his reggae album and documentary.

Snoop explained why he had to bury the dogg.

The documentary trailer also features a bite from Music News with Olimata…


Added by G-Mark on July 31, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments

King Jammy In Hospital

Legendary selector, dub mixer and record producer, King Jammy is dismissing reports he suffered a heart attack while on tour.

Jammy who is currently in a hospital in France following a minor procedure, tells Music News that his condition is not life threatening.…


Added by G-Mark on July 28, 2012 at 3:14am — No Comments

Controversial Vybz Kartel 'Scammer' Song Banned

Controversial Deejay, Vybz Kartel is once again in the news, after his song with Gaza Slim titled 'Reparation', which purportedly encourages 'scamming', has been banned from the airwaves. The song which is said to have been recorded from behind bars, where Kartel has been since 2011, is the latest in a string releases, including a book which the…


Added by G-Mark on July 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stacious Bares All?

Did entertainer Stacious strip down to her underwear during a recording session?

Well, a pic of the female deejay surfaced on the internet showing the gangstress in just her undies in front a microphone. But according to Stacious, she recently did a photoshoot and the photographer released all the pics without…


Added by G-Mark on July 26, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Snoop Drops The 'Dogg' For 'Lion'

From Dogg to Lion! Rapper Snoop is making the transition for his upcoming reggae album dubbed ‘Reincarnated’.

Snoop made the revelation on twitter saying “Sendin the positive vibes all around!!! jahh!!! rastafari!!!” With that Rastafarian tweet came a link to his new single “La La La”.…


Added by G-Mark on July 26, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Ninja Man Warns Beenie Man

“Don’t disrespect the elders” is Ninja Man’s message to dancehall deejay Beenie Man.

Ninja Man came to Shabba’s defense after Beenie Man’s alleged criticism of the motorcade that greeted the artiste when he arrived on the island last week for Reggae Sumfest. Ninja Man warns that Beenie should show…


Added by G-Mark on July 25, 2012 at 9:40pm — No Comments

US rapper 50 Cent samples Sizzla's song

American rapper 50 Cent recently sampled Sizzla Kalonji's Solid As A Rock on his new free mix tape called 5 (Murder By Numbers).

Solid As A Rock was featured on Sizzla's Da Real Thing LP back in 2002 and was popular on local and international airwaves.

Solid As A Rock…


Added by G-Mark on July 24, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

High demand for Beenie Man

International recording superstar, Beenie Man, has been experiencing a resurgence in his career over the past few months. He has been able to secure his United States work permit, and his new single, 'Dweet Again', is one of the hottest singles scorching FM radio in Jamaica today.

"The bookings are coming in…


Added by G-Mark on July 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Junior Gong Rocks Final Night Of Reggae Sumfest

International Night two belonged to Damian Junior Gong Marley.

Gong commanded patrons’ attention as he delivered a solid performance. His entertaining backup singers danced and sang adding life to his already excellent set. Junior Gong also paid tribute to his father Bob Marley and that too was well…


Added by G-Mark on July 23, 2012 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Shabba Ranks Delivers At Reggae Sumfest

The Grammy-winning deejay Shabba Ranks exceeded expectations delivering an excellent high-energy performance on Reggae Sumfest International 1 on Friday.

The veteran entertainer had the massive eating out of his hands during his hour-long set. He could do no wrong as he delivered hits like Trailer…


Added by G-Mark on July 23, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Lady Saw and Tommy Lee Rock Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night

Did the absence of Vybz Kartel and Mavado put a damper on the 2012 staging of Reggae Sumfest dancehall night? Well, over the 20 years of the festival dancehall night on Thursday saw its lowest turnout. Nonetheless, dancehall diva Lady Saw and Gaza entertainer Tommy Lee did not disappoint. Lady Saw came out fiery and took several jabs at just…


Added by G-Mark on July 22, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Sizzla scolds Snoop Dogg lyrically

Reggae artiste Sizzla Kalonji has fired lyrical shots aimed at American rapper Snoop Dogg in his recent song called 'Burn Out Smithsonians'.

The Smithsonian is an institution that was founded for the increase and diffusion of knowledge founded by British chemist and researcher James…


Added by G-Mark on July 20, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Potential Kidd denies scamming US promoter

Dancehall artiste Potential Kidd has denied allegations of scamming an overseas promoter. The allegations are being made by promoter Dwayne Grant who claims that he had been corresponding with Potential Kidd's manager Angeletta McKenzie since April 2012, to have Potential Kidd perform in the US, how-ever, despite paying the deposit, the artiste did…


Added by G-Mark on July 19, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Busy pleads guilty...

"Glendale Goshia Gordon, who performs under the name Busy Signal, could face between 12 to 18 months in prison and a fine of $3,000 to $30,000, under sentencing guideline recommendations."

Added by G-Mark on July 19, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Controversy over gospel songs - Flemmings claims songs, Levy says not so

Western Bureau:

St Catherine-based gospel singer Patricia Levy, who delighted patrons at the recently staged Little Ochi Seafood Carnival with several songs made popular by fellow gospel singer Joan Flemmings, is challenging the authorship of the songs.

Flemmings, who was also on the…


Added by G-Mark on July 18, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments


Tonight, Mr Vegas will be shooting what he describes as a "We Are The World type of studio shot" for his latest project titled Voices Of Jamaica presents Sweet Jamaica.

The project is another effort by Mr Vegas in celebration of Jamaica's 50th anniversary, but this time with a charitable…


Added by G-Mark on July 17, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Rumor Control: Vybz Kartel Was Not Stabbed In Jail

Vybz Kartel is alive and in good health despite rumors claiming he was stabbed and injured in jail.

Rumors of the alleged incident surfaced last week via BBM. An anonymous source claimed that deejay was attacked by two inmates who stabbed him in the chest.

A source close…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

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