G-Mark's Blog – October 2012 Archive (48)

Bounty, Ninja - Deejays feel promoter dissed them

With just a few weeks until the greatest one-night show on Earth, deejays Bounty Killer and Ninja Man are now back-pedalling and claim that they will not be performing at this year's Sting.

Speaking with THE STAR, Ninja Man vehemently stated that he would not be doing Sting…


Added by G-Mark on October 30, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Buju Banton's Sentencing Postponed

Buju Banton’s re-sentencing on a gun possession charge was postponed today (30/10/12) in the Sam M Gibbons federal court in Tampa Florida.

The sentencing hearing was put off on the request of Buju's lawyer Chokwe Lumumba who applied for an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of a…


Added by G-Mark on October 30, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Funeral Arrangements For Captain Barkey Set

The funeral service for Captain Barkey is set for Friday, November 9 at the Portmore Missionary Church in Bayside, Portmore St Catherine, Jamaica.

Following the service, Barkey's body will be interred at Up Park Camp in St Andrew, headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), where he served as a member for…


Added by G-Mark on October 30, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Elephant Man Gets 2013 Court Date On Sexual Assault Charge

2013 will see Elephant Man in court answering to charges of rape and sexual assault.

The dancehall deejay's trial was postponed today (29.10.12) in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's court. Music News understands that the postponement came due to an outstanding forensic report, among other…


Added by G-Mark on October 30, 2012 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel Murder Trial Put Off

Vybz Kartel’s on-going case involving the killing of Barrington Bossy Burton has been put off until December 3.

The controversial entertainer who has been in jail for over a year, is being represented by Tom and his son Christian Tavares- Finson, while the two other co-accused have other legal…


Added by G-Mark on October 30, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Buju's Lawyer Asks Judge To Reconsider Drug Sentence

Ahead of his court appearance, Buju Banton’s new attorney has asked a federal judge in Tampa to reconsider the 10-year prison sentence the reggae entertainer is serving following his conviction on drug possession.

Buju is set to appear in a Tampa federal court on Tuesday for a re-sentencing on a gun…


Added by G-Mark on October 30, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Zamunda to headline St Ann street festival

Reggae artiste Zamunda will headline the annual street festival in Discovery Bay, St Ann, on the Farm Town cricket field.

The show will feature performances from artistes such asLittle Hero, PZed, Angele Smith, Loyal Flame, Vyper, Spanner Banner, Absolute, Seanizzle, Zamunda, Jermaine Michael, Chris Demontague…


Added by G-Mark on October 26, 2012 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Twins form dancehall body

Dancehall deejays Twin of Twins are aiming to bring dancehall artistes together as one unit, to defend itself against oppositions to dancehall culture.

The brothers have decided to form a dancehall body, called Leadership For Empowerment of Artistes and Dancehall (LEAD).…


Added by G-Mark on October 26, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Teetimus demands 'Bruck It Dung' royalties from Vegas

With his private life made very public recently, Mr Vegas is again in the news as producer Teetimus says he plans to take legal action against the artiste for failing to give him his royalties for producing 'Bruck It Dung'.

According to Teetimus, he was contacted by Q45 to build a rhythm for the song. He…


Added by G-Mark on October 26, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall

The eye of Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southeastern coast of Jamaica, approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) east of Kingston, at approximately 2:00 p.m.

The Met Office says this is based on data from the National Meteorological Centre at the Norman Manley International Airport, corroborated by…


Added by G-Mark on October 24, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Aidonia and Tommy Lee to headline peace concert in November

A pair of Dancehall stalwarts will be shifting from their hardcore personas in the name of peace, as they will headline a special concert aimed at curbing violence.

Jag One Productions (J.O.P) leader, Aidonia and prominent ‘Gaza’ artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta will headline a peace concert dubbed Stop The Violence,…


Added by G-Mark on October 24, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Artistes, celebs ready to face 'Sandy'

As many persons hustle to prepare for Tropical Storm Sandy, public figures are just as busy getting ready for the possible disaster.

With a hurricane warning in effect for Jamaica yesterday as Tropical Storm Sandy moved towards the island, many persons took the opportunity to prepare for the storm. Sandy is…


Added by G-Mark on October 24, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

I do not have aids- Baby Chris

Artiste Baby Chris is denying rumours that he has been afflicted with the deadly disease, AIDS. The rumours began circulating via BB that the artiste, who is famous for his Ring Ding Ding Ding single, was withering away from the disease.

According to Baby Chris, the rumour was started by one of his…


Added by G-Mark on October 24, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Magnum competitors to face off at Sting

Taliban Rages War on Kayla Di Diva on new rhythm

As the war season dawns on the dancehall music industry, another set of artistes have begun to throw lyrical blows at each other.

At the centre of the unfolding drama is Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall winner Taliban…


Added by G-Mark on October 23, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Anthony B cancels tour

Anthony B has cancelled the remainder of his European tour due to exhaustion, according to a statement from his booking agency.

"We are sorry to announce that due to serious illness all shows on the artiste's Freedom Fighter Tour have been cancelled," the statement from Buxna Artist Agency read in…


Added by G-Mark on October 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Hot for Konshens

HOT 97 FM, the influential New York City radio station which has helped break dancehall acts and songs, is making a similar attempt with deejay Konshens.

The station featured his Gal a Bubble song at its weekly promotional show at the popular SOB's club in Manhattan Wednesday. His publicist Ronnie Tomlinson…


Added by G-Mark on October 21, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

KipRich says Matterhorn looking a Christmas hype

Sting 2012 is already looking to be a potentially explosive event as dancehall artiste Tony Matterhorn has managed to stir up much controversy within the dancehall arena.

Releasing a series of dis songs that lyrically challenge several of dancehall's top acts, Matterhorn, in his most recent single, Coolie…


Added by G-Mark on October 21, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

Gangnam Style remixes taking over dancehall

With more than four million views on YouTube, the 'Gangnam Style' phenomenon on does not seem to be going away anytime soon.

The video, shot by South Korean rapper Psy, has made its way into the dancehall arena and has been dominating local airwaves.

Not wanting to be…


Added by G-Mark on October 19, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Ninja Man says Sting needs him and Shabba ... as patrons would love that showdown

Veteran dancehall artiste Ninja Man has said anything is possible at Sting this year. The artiste who missed the show last year due to his incarceration on murder charges, said he wants to return Sting to its former glory days.

"If the money deh deh fi Sting, I will be there but mi naah run dung Sting, mi a…


Added by G-Mark on October 19, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Shawn Storm not mentally ill

The common-law wife of incarcerated dancehall artiste Shawn Campbell, otherwise called Shawn Storm, has denied allegations that the artiste has gone mentally ill since his incarceration.

According to Camille Chow, the now-single mother of Campbell's five-year-old daughter, persons should desist from spreading…


Added by G-Mark on October 19, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

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