G-Mark's Blog – July 2013 Archive (28)

Vegas Vents about sumfest - Complains about this year's festival

Outspoken dancehall artiste Mr Vegas joined other persons who are complaining about the line-up of the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest.

According to Mr Vegas, via his Facebook account, the line-up could have been stronger if the acts were meticulously…


Added by G-Mark on July 31, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Tommy Lee Sparta says ... No bad blood with Kartel

Following the circulation of a statement this weekend that was said to have been released by incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, deejay Tommy Lee Sparta and his team have questioned its authenticity, and are wondering how it all came about.

On the…


Added by G-Mark on July 31, 2013 at 2:58am — No Comments

Vybz Kartel blasts Popcaan and Tommy Lee, calls them ‘undignified morons’

After being acquitted of a murder charge in the shooting death of a St. Catherine businessman last week, embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel is holding nothing back as he has given the clearest indication yet of where his allegiances lie.

This past weekend, the self-professed ‘Worl’…


Added by G-Mark on July 30, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

Classy Dancehall Night

I-Octane, arguably dancehall's hottest property at this time, justified the decision to have him close Thursday night's Dancehall Night segment of Reggae Sumfest 2013 when he delivered a blazing performance, which would have made many seasoned veterans proud.

With the vast majority of the crowd holding their…


Added by G-Mark on July 30, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments

Vybz Kartel Case Faces Collapse ... Judge Refuses Witness Statements

Supreme Court judge Bryan Sykes has turned down the application to accept two witness statements at the murder trial of dancehall artiste Adija 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer.

Justice Sykes handed down his ruling a short while ago.

He said he was not convinced that the prosecution…


Added by G-Mark on July 28, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Lady Saw goes gospel - Dancehall Queen to leave old life behind

Queen of the Dancehall Lady Saw says she will be leaving the dancehall music industry as of August 31 to pursue gospel music.

"The 31st of August I'm out," revealed the artiste.

"Me nah stay no longer," she added.

Saw cited…


Added by G-Mark on July 25, 2013 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Ninja Man blowing up FM radio

After his last stint in jail, most people in the music industry were ready to write off Ninja Man, but not Downsound CEO Joe Bogdanovich, who signed the deejay to a long-term management and recording contract earlier this year.

"Ninja Man is without a doubt one of the best dancehall acts of all times, and I…


Added by G-Mark on July 25, 2013 at 11:34pm — No Comments

I-Octane heading into Sumfest with Number 1 song in Jamaica

Reggae/dancehall star I-Octane is heading into this year's Reggae Sumfest with the number one song in Jamaica.

Buss A Blank has been the No.1 song on local charts for the past two to three weeks, and has definitely set the precedence for Octane, who is set to close Dancehall Night tonight for the very first…


Added by G-Mark on July 25, 2013 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Song stirs controversy, artiste calls out hypocrites - Destiny Sparta gets real about oral sex

Guzu Music recording artiste Destiny Sparta has become the first dancehall artiste to explicitly state that she performs oral sex in a song.

Ce'Cile was perhaps the first female artiste to have given hints in a few of her songs that oral sex was practised by some female artistes. However, until now, a pro oral…


Added by G-Mark on July 23, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments

Will Mavado perform at Sumfest 2013? - Confusion, uncertainty surround artiste's appearance

Dancehall artiste Mavado and the organisers of Reggae Sumfest are both sending mixed messages as it relates to the circumstances surrounding Mavado's exclusion from the line-up.

Mavado's manager Julian Jones Griffiths believes the organisers are playing games, while a member of the Sumfest organising team, Robert Russell, says they were informed that the artiste was…


Added by G-Mark on July 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Bridgez Sever Ties With Bounty Killa's Alliance

Female dancehall deejay Bridgez, has decided to cut all ties with the Bounty Killer lead Alliance camp.

Earlier last year Bridgez had announced that she was leaving 'Alliance Next Generation' however her former manager Bounty Killer took to his twitter at the time to make it clear that the young singer was…


Added by G-Mark on July 22, 2013 at 1:03am — No Comments

Beres Hammond Responds With Press Release

Beres Hammond’s management has issued an official release following his recent cancelation of a string of concerts in Europe.

The release states “It is with great regret that due to unseen circumstances and last minute challenges that could not be resolved in a timely manner, Beres Hammond and his band were…


Added by G-Mark on July 22, 2013 at 12:56am — No Comments

Rihanna Causes 2 Mil Spike In Viewership for Notice Produced Reggae Song

Busy Signal got a huge boost this week after Rihanna was seen in a home video dancing and lip-synching to his 'Missing You' hit which was produced by Unga of Notice Production.

Following Rihanna’s antics, Busy Signal’s “Missing You” has seen a significant spike in online viewership with over two million views…


Added by G-Mark on July 22, 2013 at 12:53am — No Comments

I-Wayne And Jah Cure Added To Reggae Sumfest

Singers Jah Cure and I-Wayne are the latest additions to Reggae Sumfest!!!

I-Wayne has been added to Dance hall Night on Thursday, July 25 along with other acts such as Macka Diamond, Tommy Lee, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, RDX, Bouny Killer and I-Octane.

Meanwhile Jah…


Added by G-Mark on July 22, 2013 at 12:47am — No Comments

Tifa Nominated For MTV Iggy Song Of The Summer Award

Tifa’s music continues to make inroads on the international scene. Her latest accolade is a nomination for MTV Iggy’s Song of the summer title.

Her video Champion Bubbler which was featured prominently a few months ago on the MTV Iggy site is competing for the coveted title along with nine…


Added by G-Mark on July 18, 2013 at 1:54am — No Comments

Ele takes BET appearance to the world

So proud is he of his recent achievement of appearing on the recent BET Awards in Los Angeles that Elephant Man has put pen to paper about the experience in a song called Tek It To The World.

The song was produced by Cordel 'Skatta' Burrell and released late last week.…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bugle's 'Nuh Compatible' rides high on charts

Bugle's summer hit 'Nuh Compatible' continues to top the charts months after its release. The UIM-produced track is now number one on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 dancehall chart.

Nuh Compatible spent three weeks at number one on the ER Top Ten chart and four weeks at number one on the Pree Dis Top 10.…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

Three Testify In Murder Trial Against Vybz Kartel

The murder trial of dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel is adjourned until tomorrow.

Today in the Home Circuit Court, three witnesses including a crime scene investigator testified. The case was adjourned at lunch time because one of the jurors had a previous engagement.



Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Comedian Apache Chief Dead

Comedian Apache Chief, of the comedic duo Apache Chief and Sarge, died yesterday at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine.

Music News understands that Apache who had been in and out of hospital receiving treatment for undisclosed ailments had one of his legs amputated recently.…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

Sony Music Scouts For Young Male Artist

SONY MUSIC/SYCO ENTERTAINMENT UK is looking for a young male Caribbean reggae/pop artiste for a major record deal.

The search is for a young male artiste in his late teens to mid 20’s or anyone with a great voice, passion for music and personality that is ready for a career…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

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