G-Mark's Blog – July 2014 Archive (26)

Aidonia video upsets Romeich - Deejay burns designer's products in Instagram post

Designer and producer Romeich Major is fuming, following a video posted by dancehall artiste Aidonia, in which he burns T-shirts that were designed by Romeich two years ago.

This new issue came to the fore yesterday morning when Aidonia posted a video on his Instagram page with some shirts being burnt.…


Added by G-Mark on July 23, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Reggae takes a step forward

Roots-reggae star Chronixx believes his appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday presents an opportunity for reggae to break into new territories.

Chronixx, who makes his debut appearance on the NBC network's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallontomorrow night, has been on a steady rise courtesy…


Added by G-Mark on July 21, 2014 at 10:06pm — No Comments

I-Octane and Bounty Killa Steals Spotlight At Reggae Sumfest

I-Octane and Bounty Killa were the top performers on Dancehall Night which started the three night line-up of performances set for the 22nd staging of the annual Reggae Sumfest. I-Octane gave patrons a great performance while highlighting the ongoing feud between him and Mr. Vegas. The artist proved that he is capable of closing an event as big as…


Added by G-Mark on July 20, 2014 at 12:08am — No Comments

Tommy Lee’s lawyer awaiting Dominica’s response

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Bert Samuels said he is currently awaiting a further response from the Dominican Government in relation to the deportation of his client, dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta, from that Caribbean state.

In May, Samuels told the Jamaica Observer he would be filing a claim with the Trinidad and…


Added by G-Mark on July 17, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Alkaline Driven by St Kitts & Nevis Saga

Despite steps by the authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis to bar Alkaline’s performance, the dancehall deejay, says he’s not deterred by the move as he has gotten accustomed to people being against him.

Law enforcement officials revoked the work permit granted to the Jamaican deejay to perform in Nevis last…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2014 at 3:54am — No Comments

Tough love for Tessanne

Count On My Love, the major label album from Tessanne Chin, debuted on the Billboard charts last week but with paltry sales.

The set, released July 1 by Republic Records (a division of Universal Music) as part of Chin’s prize package for winning season five of NBC's The Voice, sold 6,623 copies in its first…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2014 at 3:41am — No Comments

Queen Latesha hits out at Gage - Says freaky song degrading women

Dancer/dancehall artiste Queen Latesha has counteracted the pro-oral sex single, 'Throat', performed by recording artiste Gage.

According to Queen Latesha, Throat is derogatory to females and she wants her counteraction called, Yu Mouth, to make male artistes understand how it feels when females have to…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments

Maxi Priest Lands on Billboard

Maxi Priest’s new album Easy to Love has landed the reggae singer on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart, debuting at number two.

The album was released on July 1 by VP Records. The 11 tracks album sold 1,169…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2014 at 3:27am — No Comments

Buju's Son Warns against Scammers

Buju Banton’s son Markus Myrie is warning the public that he is NOT seeking money from anyone in order to raise funds in aid of his father. 

Unscrupulous persons pretending to be Markus Myrie are reportedly soliciting monies for a Buju Banton charity concert.…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2014 at 3:24am — No Comments

Powell settles for 3rd place finish in first race since being cleared by CAS

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell was a third place finisher in his first competitive race since being cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Powell, who ran from lane 4 in heat 3 of the men’s 100 meters time final at the IAAF Permit Meeting in Switzerland, posted 10.30…


Added by G-Mark on July 16, 2014 at 3:16am — No Comments

Nevis plans to cancel Alkaline show

News reports out of the island of Nevis claim that Premier Vance Amory wants a concert featuring Jamaican entertainer, Alkaline, to be cancelled over fears of his social and moral influence on citizens.

While the reports coming from the island suggest that the relevant permits for the concert to be held…


Added by G-Mark on July 13, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

Foota Hype Arrested

Well-known selector Foota Hype was arrested recently for breaches of the Night Noise Abatement Act.

Foota was reportedly playing at the LIME LIGHT club in Kingston when he was allegedly arrested after he went over the slated 4a.m. lock off time.

Joseph Bogdanovich, the…


Added by G-Mark on July 10, 2014 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Mavado records with LL Cool J

Mavado is no stranger to the music industry, whether you love hip hop, R&B, reggae or techno. Currently signed to hip hop mogul DJ Khaled's We the Best Music, dancehall superstar Mavado continues to break barriers and raise the bar.

Last week, while in New York, Mavado recorded with hip-hop icon LL Cool J.…


Added by G-Mark on July 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ninja Man claims ... Beenie a Dancehall Hypocrite

Veteran dancehall artiste Ninja Man has blasted Beenie Man as a 'dancehall hypocrite', in response to comments he made about Elephant Man and other entertainers in a recent interview with US-based station Hot 97 FM.

During the interview, Beenie Man stated: "I am the balance in dancehall music. Every time the…


Added by G-Mark on July 9, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel To File Defamation Suit Against Police Commissioner

Barbara Gayle and Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writers

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Convicted murderer, Adidja Palmer is to file a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington and Television Jamaica (TVJ).…


Added by G-Mark on July 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ZJ Liquid hits BET's 106 & Park

Zip Jock Liquid will be the guest on BET’s 106 and Park this evening.

The Recording Artiste, Producer and Zip Jock shares with Music News how the connection was…


Added by G-Mark on July 7, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

QQ Pulls Out Of Reggae Sumfest

Did QQ pull out of Reggae Sumfest over money issues?

According to QQ’S dad and manager GQ, the dancehall deejay was forced to withdraw from the event after the money which was allegedly agreed on, fell thru the cracks.

Sharon Burke tells Music News "I do not know what GQ…


Added by G-Mark on July 5, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Vanessa Bling Tight-lipped On Conspiracy Case

Vanessa Bling could not confirm or deny if the conspiracy case connected to the murder of Clive ‘Lizzard’ Williams which involves Vybz Kartel will take place this month.

The artist said she was advised by her lawyer not to speak about the case.

Vanessa Bling along with…


Added by G-Mark on July 5, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Beenie chastises Ele - Doc responds to Energy God's statements

Popular deejay Beenie Man has come out with all guns blazing following an article earlier this week when Elephant Man chastised him.

In an interview with the WEEKEND STAR earlier this week, the 'Energy God' made comments about the entertainer that didn't seem to go down well with the King of the Dancehall.…


Added by G-Mark on July 5, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Notnice releasing dancehall magazine

Dancehall producer Notnice is gearing up to launch his dancehall publication called Faawud Magazine. The magazine is expected to focus on all Jamaican genres and will be available online and in print.

Notnice has no prior experience in media but disclosed that he is working with a team of professionals in…


Added by G-Mark on July 5, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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