G-Mark's Blog – October 2013 Archive (31)

Bob Marley Makes Forbes Rich List

BOB Marley has once again made Forbes Magazine's list of top-earning dead celebrities.

According to the latest list from the respected financial publication, the reggae icon is in the top five with Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Charles Schulz (of Peanuts cartoon fame) and John Lennon.…


Added by G-Mark on October 31, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Messi teams up with Busy Signal

International football superstar Lionel Messi has teamed with artiste Busy Signal on a new Pepsi commercial. The Argentinean/Barcelona FC baller is seen doing several football stunts in the ad with a Pepsi tin, while Busy Signal and Major Lazer's Bumaye (Watch Out Fi Dis) plays throughout.

The ad begins…


Added by G-Mark on October 31, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Mavado returns to Jamaica for Sting 30

According to Supreme Promotions CEO Isaiah Laing, Sting 30 will serve patrons a mixed bag of goodies.

"Throughout the years, Sting has become famous for giving the patrons what they want. The patrons want fun, excitement and good-quality entertainment for their hard-earned money, and that's what they…


Added by G-Mark on October 31, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Dancers unite for Bogle tribute

Local dancers have united to pay tribute to dancehall icon Gerald Bogle Levy with a song called We Are The Dance

The song was written by John Bling and sees a team of dancers showing their respect in their own unique ways.

According to Keiva, who is a featured dancer in…


Added by G-Mark on October 28, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Flippa Moggela Remains Jailed

Flippa Moggela remains behind bars but preparations for a trial are underway.

New information is that a grand jury is to be empanelled in the state of New Jersey to hear the allegations against the dancehall deejay.

Last week, the New Jersey State Police reported that…


Added by G-Mark on October 27, 2013 at 4:42am — No Comments

Where Is Elephant Man's Case-File...

Elephant Man’s case-file is missing.

The entertainer, who is on a charge of rape, had his bail extended this morning, until November 29 in the Home Circuit Court.

The new date was set after the prosecution informed the court that that the case-file for the accused could…


Added by G-Mark on October 27, 2013 at 4:41am — No Comments

Mavado gets BET video premiere - Says it's a struggle to get dancehall airplay in US

Dancehall artiste, Mavado, appeared on BET's 106 & Park yesterday alongside DJ Khaled and a host of U.S., top-notch rappers where he premiered the music video for his single 'Give It To Me' which features American rapper Nicki Minaj.

Give It To Me is produced by JA productions' Justus Arison and Patrick…


Added by G-Mark on October 24, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Sean Paul Wins MOBO

Sean Paul copped his third (MOBO) Award on Saturday, winning the Best Reggae Act category ahead of Mavado, Tarrus Riley, Popcaan and Stylo G.

The Grammy-winning deejay was not present at the ceremony, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland.

The MOBO Awards established in…


Added by G-Mark on October 23, 2013 at 3:27am — No Comments

Barrington Levy In Car Accident

Singer Barrington Levy walked away scratch free following a motor vehicle accident last night.

Barrington, who is thankful he’s unhurt, tells Music News that the accident occurred after he left the studio at around 7:30pm Tuesday. The veteran singer explains that the other driver sped off following the…


Added by G-Mark on October 23, 2013 at 3:21am — No Comments

Mavado's Appeal Dismissed

Entertainer Mavado has lost the appeal of his 2012 conviction.

The singjay was hoping to reverse the ruling of his assault-related conviction and a one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) fine.

In May 2012, Mavado was convicted in the Montego Bay R-M Court of assault…


Added by G-Mark on October 23, 2013 at 3:15am — No Comments

Mavado reportedly set to perform at STING 2013

Organizers of Dancehall’s most popular and controversial event, STING are seemingly pulling out all the stops for their 30th anniversary show as Dancehall superstar, Mavado is reportedly leading the line to perform this December.

According to reports Saturday, the ‘Gully Gaad’ will be headlining STING 2013, a…


Added by G-Mark on October 23, 2013 at 2:57am — No Comments

Snoop Lion changes name to Snoopzilla for funk album

Snoopzilla, formerly known as Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg, will release a funk-inspired album with Dam-Funk on Dec. 10.

From Dogg to Lion and now a Parliament-Funkadelic-inspired name, Snoop has changed his moniker once again.

The 41-year-old…


Added by G-Mark on October 23, 2013 at 2:46am — No Comments

Flippa Mafia among 9 busted in international drug ring

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October 17, 2013

State Police and DEA Take Down International Drug Ring in “Operation Next Day Air”

West Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression South Unit and the…


Added by G-Mark on October 18, 2013 at 4:24am — No Comments

New reality TV show for Mr Vegas - Also doing work with former nemesis Sean Paul

Although his new album was released only weeks ago, dancehall artiste Mr Vegas is already in the planning stages of a new reality TV show.

Vegas explained that he decided to make the reality series, Bruk It Down In Reality, because he thought "people would like to see the life of a dancehall…


Added by G-Mark on October 17, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Tessanne Chin advances on The Voice

The Voice premiered its battle rounds this week and Jamaican artiste Tessanne Chin once again proved that she is a force to be reckoned with.

Performing a rendition of Emeli Sande's Next To Me, both Chin and Donna Allen gave a chill-inducing performance, which had the judges confused as to which member of Team…


Added by G-Mark on October 16, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Dancehall stagnant without Kartel? - Industry insiders say that's not the case

Following Vybz Kartel's assertion that dancehall is stagnant without his presence during a recent interview, some music industry players have begged to differ.

They claim that even though the deejay is missed, dancehall still remains a powerful force.

According to…


Added by G-Mark on October 15, 2013 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Ninja Mi Ninja features on Eminem's music channel

Desmond Ballentine, better known as Ninja Man, continues to see his single, 'Ninja Mi Ninja', cross several musical borders.

Just last week, the veteran Downsound Records (DSR) artiste had his single premiered on Shade 45, which is an uncensored hip hop channel owned by popular American rapper…


Added by G-Mark on October 15, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments

"Dancehall Is In Jail" Says Vybz Kartel... Foota Hype Responds...

"Dancehall is in jail" this statement was made by Vybz Kartel in a rare voice interview to United Kingdom news publication, The Voice…


Added by G-Mark on October 14, 2013 at 5:07am — No Comments

Toots Hibbert Cancels More Tour Dates

legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals is forced to cancel all remaining tour dates for 2013 as a result of a head injury he sustained at a concert recently.

Music news understands that Toots is at home recuperating after cancelling scheduled dates of his acoustic tour in the United States and…


Added by G-Mark on October 14, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments

Super Cat, 2Chainz for Sting

Sting is doing it big this year!

'The Greatest One Night Reggae/Dancehall Show On Earth' is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and, as such, the promoters have promised a major treat for patrons.

The promoters of Sting have already confirmed legendary dancehall…


Added by G-Mark on October 14, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

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