G-Mark's Blog – August 2012 Archive (29)

Cecile And Chris Martin Welcome Baby Girl

Dancehall deejay Cecile has given birth to a bouncing baby girl.

Music News understands that the child was born on Tuesday afternoon.

Congrats to Cecile and singer Christopher…


Added by G-Mark on August 29, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Tanto gives back to community

With the start of the new school year fast approaching, dancehall artiste Tanto Black is playing his part in giving back to his community.

The artiste is gearing up for his upcoming event which will also incorporate a back-to-school treat .

The event titled 'Full Moon…


Added by G-Mark on August 29, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

Beenie returns to celebrate birthday

International recording superstar Beenie Man returned to the island yesterday to celebrate his birthday with a party at Oneil's Place on Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, today.

"The event ah go mad, all ladies come out early, yu free before midnight and no worry if yu nuh have no money, Beenie Man ah the girls dem…


Added by G-Mark on August 29, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

Dancehall moves on without Kartel

With Vybz Kartel in lockup, many have expressed the view that dancehall has become stagnant. However, some industry insiders believe the industry is still very active.

The artiste has been in jail since October and is currently facing two murder charges, conspiracy to murder, illegal possession of a firearm…


Added by G-Mark on August 29, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

Buju Banton's Lawyer Sacked

Buju Banton has sacked his lawyer and has hired new legal representation.

Chokwe Lumumba is the lawyer who will continue Buju’s fight against federal drug and gun charges.

David Oscar Markus, who represented Buju through two weeklong trials and is no longer representing…


Added by G-Mark on August 28, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Is There Beef Between Tommy Lee And Vybz Kartel?

Tommy Lee is in shock following an alleged text message from jailed dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel which questioned his affiliation with the Gaza.

In the text message Vybz Kartel reportedly states – “ I jus want u to let the ppl kno that all a dem runnin aroun sayin g*z* g*z* are not real. Before I came here we…


Added by G-Mark on August 24, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Spice goes acoustic

Roots singer Richie Spice's latest album, Richie Spice Acoustic — Soothing Sounds, is scheduled to be released in October. It contains 14 songs including Grooving Girl, Free and Youth So Cold.

According to Spice, recording an acoustic album gave him the opportunity to express himself…


Added by G-Mark on August 23, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Street Vybz rum is back

After disappearing from shelves following a split with Vybz Kartel, Corey Todd has officially relaunched Street Vybz rum.

In 2011, the rum was discontinued after a falling-out with the business partners. According to Todd, because of the overwhelming demand for the rum, they were obligated to supply…


Added by G-Mark on August 23, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel And Cronies To Return To Court Next Week

On August 29 Vybz Kartel, Vanessa Bling and Pim-Pim are expected to return to court to answer to charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Allegations are that Pim Pim assisted Gaza Slim also known as Vanessa Bling with a report she made to the Constant Spring Police last year that she had been…


Added by G-Mark on August 23, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Mavado making waves - Deejay's video has huge premiere

Mavado is currently foraging new grounds outside of dancehall music. He is slowly working into the groove of things on the United States pop culture scene.

Among his most recent efforts include Monday's premiere of the Suicidal/Aktion Pak video, a collaboration with popular producer/personality DJ…


Added by G-Mark on August 22, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Isaac could become a Hurricane by Thursday

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica's latest advisory stated that at 4am the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near Latitude 15.5 degrees north and Longitude 57.3 degrees west or about 445 kilometres east of Guadeloupe. TS Isaac is moving towards the west at 30 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of…


Added by G-Mark on August 22, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Leftside Not Daunted By Negative Comments For ‘CLAP THAT' Video

Amid the controversy surrounding the video for Clap That, Leftside says he’s not fazed by the negative comments.

The song which also features Konshens has been getting mixed reviews following the internet release of the R rated video which was shot in a strip club.…


Added by G-Mark on August 21, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments

“Dancehall” Producer Roach Charged With Assult

A popular dancehall music producer accused of assault appeared before the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s court yesterday to answer to the charges

harged with assault is Patrick ‘Roach’ Samuels.

The accused entered a not guilty plea.…


Added by G-Mark on August 20, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Mavado And Dj Khaled On BET 106&Park Later

Mavado will be a special guest on BET's flagship program 106&Park on Monday (Aug 20.)

In what will be a proud moment for Mavado, he will appear alongside…


Added by G-Mark on August 20, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Ninja warns Beenie and Twins

Dancehall icon Ninja Man has come out in defense of female artiste Stacious after she was lyrically attacked by dancehall artistes Twin of Twins in a recent recording.

The female deejay was strongly chastised by the twins after she had previously made comments in her single Talk that Tony Matterhorn defeated…


Added by G-Mark on August 19, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Popcaan teams up with Drake -Deejay, Canadian star to work together

Dancehall star Popcaan completed a big summer by making huge strides in Canada, including linking up with Canadian rapper and international star Drake.

While the world was enraptured with the Summer Olympics in London, the deejay, whose real name is Andrae Sutherland, was busy in Canada with two shows over the…


Added by G-Mark on August 15, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Scammer targets Lutan Fyah

Reggae singer Lutan Fyah says that he has been scammed by someone who was pretending to be him and defrauding producers from all over the world.

According to the reggae singer, he employed someone to control his Facebook and Twitter accounts, but now believes he may be one of the persons that carried out the…


Added by G-Mark on August 15, 2012 at 1:59am — No Comments

Sizzla Gives Snoop Lion The Green Light

Sizzla Kolonji has given Snoop Lion his blessing following the rapper’s transition to embrace the Rastafarian faith.

Sizzla made the…


Added by G-Mark on August 13, 2012 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Gaza sign a hit at Olympics

Warren Weir shows the Gaza sign while he and Usain Bolt celebrate Jamaica's trifecta in the 200m final on Thursday.

J'can athletes 'Gazarising' London - website


Star-studded athletes in London have…


Added by G-Mark on August 12, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt Gets Dubplate From Tommy Lee

The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has received a personal dubplate from Gaza deejay Tommy Lee.

Tommy Lee tells Music News he’s inspired by Usain. He…


Added by G-Mark on August 10, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

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