G-Mark's Blog – August 2013 Archive (16)

Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Wayne Wonder set to appear on 106 & Park

BET will be invaded by the black, green and gold this Friday as internationally regarded Dancehall superstars, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Wayne Wonder are all set to appear on their 106 & Park countdown show this Friday.

This Caribbean Day themed show will see Beenie Man performing and premiering the…


Added by G-Mark on August 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel's common-law wife, 'Shorty' debuts her own music label

Tanesha 'Shorty' Johnson, the devoted common law wife of incarcerated dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel is proudly debuting her own Short Boss Muzik label with the release of School.

 Following in the…


Added by G-Mark on August 22, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments


Jamaica has been warned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that it risked being expelled from the next Olympics and several other major competitions following a recent revelation by former JADCo executive Renee Anne Shirley.

WADA stated if the country fails to address several failings highlighted by Shirley, it…


Added by G-Mark on August 22, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Snoop Lion reveals why he'll never be a real Rastafarian

Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, has confessed that he'll never be a real Rastafarian because he'll never be able to give up pork.

The rapper-turned-reggae star, 41, explained: "You gotta understand, I was fed this sh** from a baby. I believe I was eating meat from six months old.…


Added by G-Mark on August 21, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

Shabba Ranks Working On New Album

Shabba Ranks is currently working on his first album in 15 years.

The dancehall legend last album was 1998 and has been missing off the dancehall scene for the most part of the last decade.

But now the Grammy-winning dancehall star has announced his return with anew…


Added by G-Mark on August 20, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Tommy Lee Sparta and UIM not at odds!

Dancehall producers Anju Blax and Deniro have rubbished allegations that UIM Records has severed ties with dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta. According to the label, unscrupulous persons have started a rumour because they haven't seen Tommy Lee at the recording studio on a regular basis.

"Yesterday was the…


Added by G-Mark on August 18, 2013 at 2:13am — No Comments

Lady Saw getting married?

After proclaiming that she will no longer be doing dancehall as of August 31, it appears as though the Queen of the Dancehall may be adding the title of wife.

In a series of tweets posted on her verified Twitter page, Marion Hall told fans of her imminent marriage.…


Added by G-Mark on August 15, 2013 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

Gaza Slim lashes out at online impersonators

Dancehall artiste Gaza Slim has distanced herself from at least two facebook pages and an Instagram profile which have been created on her behalf. According to Gaza Slim, the pages are sending messages to her fans which do not represent her views and she wants to put an end to it.…


Added by G-Mark on August 9, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments

QQ to collab with Rosie ... for 'Tutty Gran Wine'

More fame is coming Rosie's way, as she will be collaborating with dancehall artiste QQ for a song called Tutty Gran Wine. Late last week, QQ posted a short video on his Instagram page with Rosie talking about the 'Tutty Gran Wine' dance move and song. In another video, she did the dance move in…


Added by G-Mark on August 9, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Nicki Minaj adds dancehall to her set

American rapper Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend, Safaree, recently performed several dancehall songs during her set at the Barclaycard Wireless festival.

According to the Young Money rapper, she grew up listening to dancehall music and she proved this claim by…


Added by G-Mark on August 6, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel to join the Twerk craze - Busta Rhymes plans remix with the Gaza boss

Iconic American rapper Busta Rhymes has announced that he wants Vybz Kartel to be featured on the remix for his Twerk It single, which features Nicki Minaj.

The song was recorded in Patois and is a popular club banger in the United States…


Added by G-Mark on August 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Mr Vegas, Beyoncé on new remix

Dancehall artiste, Mr Vegas has collaborated with R&B Superstar, Beyoncé on the remix of her song Standing In The Sun.

"The song is already done. It is basically being serviced to radio channels over seas," said the Bruk It Down singer.

The global superstar recently…


Added by G-Mark on August 3, 2013 at 8:14am — No Comments

Entertainer's home gutted by fire - Waspp says he's disheartened by the loss

Dancehall artiste Waspp is now trying to pick up the pieces and move on with his life after fire gutted his three-bedroom house situated on Verene Avenue, Cassia Park, last week.

It's understood the tragedy struck last Tuesday afternoon while the deejay was at…


Added by G-Mark on August 2, 2013 at 2:16am — 1 Comment

Konshens Wraps Up European Tour

After an extended tour of Europe, Konshens is gearing up to return to the island for a string of events which include several charity shows.

The entertainer, who is currently promoting his album Mental Maintenance, speaks with Music News from Barbados.

Konshens will be…


Added by G-Mark on August 2, 2013 at 1:41am — No Comments

Buju Banton Prosecutor Tells Court He Will Not Prosecute Juror

The prosecutors in Buju Banton’s ongoing high profile drug trial have declined to prosecute juror Terri Wright for criminal contempt.

According to a document filed, the United States government has also opposed Buju’s appeal for a new trial.

Buju Banton’s attorney Chokwe…


Added by G-Mark on August 2, 2013 at 1:36am — No Comments

Ghana Honors Nana Rita Marley

In August of 2013, on Ghana’s Emancipation Day, the country will recognize an icon of the Diaspora, Nana Rita Marley, widow of the late superstar, Bob Marley. This historic event will take place at the nation’s annual Golden Jubilee celebration of OAU/AU and the Pan-African History Festival (PANAFEST), wherein Sister Rita (Nana Afua Adobeya1) will…


Added by G-Mark on August 2, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments

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