G-Mark's Blog – December 2013 Archive (27)

KipRich says he came for Cobra not Ryno

Dancehall artiste KipRich says he had no plans to clash Ryno at Sting 30.

According to the artiste, who has three clash victories under his belt, he was prepared for a clash with Mad Cobra. However, he is happy that Ryno is the one who took home the US$30,000 due to the struggles that he (Ryno) faced after…


Added by G-Mark on December 31, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt stars in various roles in new Virgin media ad

Usain Bolt showed his versatility in Virgin Media's newest advertising campaign. The ad which is estimated to have cost millions of pounds sees the global track star taking on the roles of a 'baby baby and what is being described as 'mischievous' Mrs. Bolt whose favorite track and field athlete is Britain's Mo Farah as they use Virgin Media's…


Added by G-Mark on December 30, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

LA Lewis wants to enter The Voice

Hailing himself as the superman of the dancehall, LA Lewis says he is now gearing up to compete on next season's The Voice competition.

Hailing Tessanne Chin as one of the greats such as himself, Bob Marley, and Usain Bolt, LA Lewis told THE WEEKEND STAR that he has already narrowed down the songs he might…


Added by G-Mark on December 28, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Stinging' memories - Artistes choose 'Greatest One-Night Show' as most memorable

Davina Henry, Staff Reporter

Today is Boxing Day, and for many, it is a day to rest after the excitement of Christmas Day and the preparations that go into celebrating it. But that is not the case for approximately 20,000 Jamaicans each year. Boxing Day is the…


Added by G-Mark on December 26, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Nature gets ready for Sting

Downsound recording artiste Nature wants to deliver a big performance at Sting 30.

The talented Montegonian singer is arguably one of the brightest new stars in reggae. Since signing to Downsound, he has built an impressive catalogue of hits that includes songs such as Trying Man, Revolution and World…


Added by G-Mark on December 26, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

Guinness sees bright future with dancehall

Leighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

A number of dancehall celebrities are expected to show their respects to legendary sound system Stone Love and its owner Weepow during the sound system's 41st anniversary celebrations at the Red Stripe Oval on Saturday.



Added by G-Mark on December 26, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

VENDORS PROFIT FROM TESSANNE WIN - Selling bootleg Voice DVDs on streets

Some very enterprising DVD vendors are taking advantage of Tessanne Chin's victory on the just-concluded The Voice by selling bootleg DVDs called 'Tessanne Chin Live' at $100 per copy.

Last Tuesday, Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin finished on top of the United States-based The Voice competition aired on NBC.…


Added by G-Mark on December 25, 2013 at 2:10am — No Comments

Macka, Saw showdown for Sting

They have been at each other's throat for quite some time, and now, Lady Saw and Macka Diamond are finally confirmed to clash at Sting on Boxing Day.

Heavy D, one of the Sting promoters, confirmed the clash yesterday.

"Lady Saw deh pon the show long time and Lady Saw and…


Added by G-Mark on December 22, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

Scammers target QQ

Dancehall artiste QQ is warning scammers to desist as God is watching their lifestyle, therefore their deeds might come back to haunt them. According to the One Drop singer, he was recently a target of scammers and the experience was an eye-opener.

The artiste says scammers recently collected more than…


Added by G-Mark on December 19, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Blak Ryno added to sting line-up

Former Portmore Empire Liutenant Blak Ryno has been added to sting 2013 line-up after his negotiations were finalised recently.

Blak Ryno was added to create a sense of spirit and excitement to the show, as last year he created furore when he walked out in the middle of Popcaan's set, creating major excitement…


Added by G-Mark on December 18, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

3 more witnesses set to give testimony at Kartel trial

At least three witnesses are slated to give testimony without the presence of the jury or the public and media at today’s session of the Vybz Kartel murder trial. Yesterday Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton finished giving testimony on phones and other electronics taken from Vybz Kartel and his co accused charged for the murder of Clive “Lizard”…


Added by G-Mark on December 17, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Future Fambo delivers at Mavado's birthday bash

It was a performance that many never expected. Dancehall artiste Future Fambo delivered an exciting performance at Mavado's birthday bash on Saturday night at the Famous nightclub in Portmore, St Catherine.

Fambo earned one of the biggest forwards of the night when he shot on stage with the chart- topping hit…


Added by G-Mark on December 17, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Another Christmas In Jail For Artiste

It appears that dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel will spend another Christmas in jail after the Supreme Court revealed today that his murder trial will go into the New Year.

Kartel was arrested in September 2011 for the alleged murder of 27-year-old dancer Clive 'Lizard' Williams a month…


Added by G-Mark on December 15, 2013 at 2:38am — No Comments

'Any int'l artiste test dead', says Ninja

With Sting's 30th anniversary show just around the corner, the Don Gorgon Ninja Man is set to retain his title as one of the greatest clash artistes of all time.

"Dem can sign all who dem waan sign, but mek dem know sey nuh come wid nuh competition because anything cross dis yah border a go dead lyrically.…


Added by G-Mark on December 14, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Wyclef Jean added to Sting line-up

Sting patrons are in for an even bigger treat as rapper Wyclef Jean has been added to the show's line-up.

The announcement was made this week via Sting's twitter and Instagram accounts.

Speaking with THE STAR, one of the…


Added by G-Mark on December 14, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Sizzla gets Grammy nod after 70 albums

Reggae artiste Sizzla Kalonji has received his first Grammy Award nomination after releasing 70 studio albums.

However, according to head of Sizzla's management team, Homer Harris, the Grammy nomination team seems to know little about reggae music, hence, their decision to select and award the same set of…


Added by G-Mark on December 14, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments


Still reeling from his defeat at the Magnum All Star celebrity face-off against Tanto Blacks last week, LA Lewis says he is now ready to lyrically take on Bounty Killer and Mad Cobra.

The artiste issued an ultimatum to the 'Grung Gaad' Bounty Killer earlier this week, stating that he had 88 hours to apologise…


Added by G-Mark on December 14, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Twin of Twins, Muta at odds? - Talk-show host disagrees with content for 'Up Wid Di Money'

Dancehall artistes Twin of Twins have changed the concept of their popular dancehall social commentary single Up Wid Di Money, in which they pretend to be robbers who prey on other artistes in order to alleviate the pain of poverty.

According to Patrick Gaynor of the duo, Mutabaruka's disparaging comments…


Added by G-Mark on December 12, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Seanizzle to release first album

Sean Reid, who is known as Seanizzle, is set to release his first album called Music My Way Vol 1.

Music My Way Vol 1 is a compilation of artistes. Seanizzle recently released two new singles, namely I Octane's Wine And Jiggle and G Whizz's If Jah Be For Me, from his upcoming Music My Way album. The album will…


Added by G-Mark on December 12, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Tessanne gives mind-blowing performance ... of Bridge Over Troubled Water

While the #TeamTessanne parties continued across the corporate area, the songbird inched one step closer to winning the NBC hit talent show, The Voice.

Tessanne's participation on the show has certainly brought about an atmosphere of camaraderie and togetherness.



Added by G-Mark on December 11, 2013 at 4:14am — No Comments

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