Nov 28, 2010

Cell Phone Companies Goes all out With Dancehall

LIME.. the telecommunications company is going all out this christmas, dancehall style, to try and regain some market share in the fight against Digicel and Claro. Dancehall music seem to be the medium through which the battle has reached for the cell phone companies. The companies have used dancehall artiste to promote their products this time round. LIME has up it up a bit when they their commercial included top acts such as Mavado, Beenie Man, Cecile and Elephant Man, the company also went gaza as Vybz Kartel ft Russian straight jeans and fitted to LIME products. The other cell phone companies Digicel add features I-Octane, Tifa and Ding Dong whilst Claro is ridding high on Seanizzle's swaggarific riddim with the likes of Mr G...
Sting 2010 this year will be sponsored by LIME .. this is a big commitment by the company showing that it has confidence in Dancehall music to facilitate a mutual exchange that will help both parties, however to what extent? one does not really know.

Nov 27, 2010

The top 10 Jamaican dancehall songs in Jamaica...

The top Jamaican dancehall songs in Jamaica...

10.  In loving Memories - gwhizz

9.  My life - i-octane

8.  Realest Meds - Konshens

7.  Stulla - Mavado

6.  Nah sell out  pt 2 - Khago

5.  Dumper Truck - Vybz Kartel

4.  My life - Shawn Storm

3.   Messiah - Mavado

2.  Jim Schreechy - Spice

1. Stronger - Bounty Killer, Cham and Mykal Rose

Nov 25, 2010

Vybz Kartel Steps Up To A BENZ?

Kartel in di Benz
Word out is that the most talked about artiste.. and perhaps the most despised from various factions in the Jamaican dancehall music fraternity, Vybz Kartel has gotten himself a brand new ride... no ordinary ride it is. It is said to be a S-Class Mercedes Benz the 2009 version.. and thus perhaps not brand new.
It is not certain as to whether the ride is completely paid for as yet..however bloggers are come Kartel has his Benz and Elephants' and Bounty Killers Range Rover are still pounded!! Can the street Vybz Rum be selling that well? with a $12 million dollar price tag...and of course there is the expression that Kartel is perhaps nit investing in his kids as he ought to...
There are comments saying that the DJ does not care much for Jamaica and is deemed selfish..this was counteracted along the line that he might be the only DJ in history that employs 50 people through his Street Vybz Rum factory production. One thing is for sure is that if he got that kind of money we know that he just might invest in a cake soap and AC factory further contributing to the nations economy and his ascension from the dark into the light.

Nov 24, 2010

Khago Blowing up the Charts

 Khago has blown up this year with the hit tune "Nah Sell Out" and the few other tracks he has released he has been on the seen since this year, including "nah sell out part2" the most recent being "Want a Search" in collaboration with Beenie man. It has been reported that Khago is now enjoying some good times on the charts around the world, the tune "nah sell out" is said to be number 1 on MTV Africa, the BBC Radio Dancehall chart and is also said to be Number 1 in Japan and Greneda.
Khago is currently busy working in the studios on some new material and is expected to be a number of shows in the christmas season.
Congrats Khago.. keep up the good work.. more Blessing rasta!!

Etana will Release "Free"


Things are going quite smoothly for the Jamaican reggae diva Etana. Etana recently returned from a successful European tour and is bubbling with delight ever since she got married earlier this year. Etana is expected to release a digital EP through VP records, the Ep will be called "Free"...this digital EP is expected to be released by December 7th of 2010. The full album called "Free Expressions" is expected to be released in February of 2011 under the jurisdiction of VP Records.
Please go support Etana people ..not because the ablum name free.. so support good music..

Nov 23, 2010

Aidonia Diss Vybz Kartel in New Song

Top Jamaican DJ Aidonia has made it clear that he is willing and able to clash the likes of Vybz Kartel. The DJ has released a new track called "Nuh Par Wid" on the Tables Turn Riddim produced by Romiech Records. The DJ didn't call vybz Kartel name but from the subliminal content it was obvious who was the target.. with lines like ..."unnu a hol di wrong vybz from da rum deh" ..."u mr bleach face"
The fans of clash music and those representing JOP., the Aidonia affiliated music group, that Vybz Kartel will take the time out and respond because tis the season for such activities, even though Isaiah Laing indicated there will be no clash at sting this year. Dancehall as a culture over the years has always had this element to it

Nov 20, 2010

Portmore Empire Duss Medley

Vybz Kartel some how never seem to let up when it comes on to his music production... though its a lot of wasted stuff that shouldn't have come out.. the artiste is perhaps in a mode of serving it while things are hot. Jah Cure is not too amused about the volume of junk being thrown on the market these days the artiste who is enjoying a good stint indicated that the people need to focus one or two good tunes out there and artistes in general should take their time and make quality music... as this seem to be a dying tradition on the Jamaican music landscape now being gobbled up by foreign acts.
This Duss Medley is not too bad.. here we see the resurrection of Jah-Vince and inclusion of the likes of Maxwell in the Portmore/Gaza Empire...
Check out the medley... its not bad ... but Whit man Kartel need a tan ...jah know rasta...cho!!

Nov 19, 2010

Beenie Man didnt Show UP

Beenie Man

Beenie Man exposed his disrespect for the judicial system when he didn't turn up for trial on Wednesday in relation to the assault on LA Lewis. The fact that its 'LA Lewis' who can be described as a nut case is pressing the charges against the Grammy Winning reggae artiste, ... Beenie perhaps deem this as a waist of his time.
The trial is rescheduled for January 5 in the coming new year.

Zebra will be Caged for 30 years

The Jamaican dancehall artiste called Zebra otherwise known as Garfield Vassell will be caged for the next 30 years with hard labour. The artise was found guilty for buggering and assualting his 14 year old step daughter.
Zebra has been this kind of monster for years and we have given ideas of what to do with this beast... We don't know for sure after he comes out in the year 2040 that he might continue along the same line.. I would hate say I told you so...
On Tuesday the artiste was found guilty of the first count of rape and sentenced on Friday in the St. Catherine Circuit Court to 20 years and on the second count of buggery which he received a sentence of 10 ten years, hard labour was tagged to the years.

Nov 16, 2010

Confirmed --NO CLASH at STING 2010

Isaiah Laing Sting Promoter
The promoter of what can be described as the greatest one night dancehall reggae show on earth has indicated that the show, for this year, will be shifting from the traditional format where clashes would be the main course of the evening. Sting 2010 will be subjected to a number of collaborations, love, peace, unity and general friendliness willbe promoted-- something like a Reggae Sumfest perhaps.
Sting promoter Isaiah Laing says he has surprises in store foe the fans of the event and this will not be divulged until the sting launch on November 23rd. Included in the sting package this year would be grouped scenarios like comedy hour, 13 bad girls of sting, 13 Warriors of sting, spotlight and disc jocks.
Great expense and effort will be enforced for the security at the event and Laing indicated step will also be taken to eliminate the drawn out segments of the programme and condensing it in a nice little entertaining package.

Nov 15, 2010

Mavado no longer a gangster for life

I say Mavado is no longer a ganster for life. This maybe due to the fact that he has been making efforts to indicate that he is a "good boy" and this image of a good boy was what was taken from him..when he was recently briefly detained. David Brooks was deemed a "bad boy"--a "gangster"---for life even.. But then the big wigs pulled the plug ..rendering the beast vulnerable, hungry and cold. He yearns for the warmth of access to the market that could yield him a sustinance that could fixate to his pension fund and the upkeep of his real estate...a
The dutty babylon lock the good good artiste for a day with that guy called addi di teacha.. in the same cell !!?..and in the process taint him of wrong doing he has absolutely nothing to do with. This completely eradicate the very rooot of the what he and his management team was trying to achieve..
In a recent report the number one singj in Jamaica indicated that his recent string of hits is a testament to his good behaviour, tunes like - nine lives, messiah, coming soon..etc and also contributing to social life by building a library and donating computers to learning institutions..and of course some peace treaty pact with the Portmore Empire don.. Kartel.
Mavado is now considering legal action against the authorities for perhaps making him look like a gangster for life once again, or for the night he spent in the cell.
Sue dem baxide yess...

Nov 14, 2010

$5 Million Dollar fine for Payola

Payola is the practice of paying  the player of the music usually a radio disc jock a lump sum to play a particular piece of music, giving it special attention, wheel-ups, wheel and come agains as well as making extra mention of the its production and how the tune bad ans so on and so forth
There will be in the near future a punishment of up to JA$5 Million for persons who act as mercenaries when it comes on to playing music on the nations airwaves. The Jamaican Broadcast Commission is taking steps to enact laws to expel the practice. Payola is nothing new and is always seem to be a taboo topic in the radio industry. For sound system selectas these days no-one is too sure what's the motive for playing a tune more often than the other, is it the selectas affiliation to a group, the selectas being threatened or crowd demand or the plain and simple that tracks are played because they are pleasing to the ear.

Nov 13, 2010

Top Ten Dancehall and Reggae Songs in Jamaica right NOW

The top Ten song in jamaica ... according to the polls

10. Dumpa truck - Vybz Kartel
9. Stulla - Mavado
8. Jim Screechie - Spice
7. Hard Way - Ikaya
6. Walk and Wine - ZJ Liquid
5. The hammer - Andrew and Wadda Blood
4. Wild Fire - Taurus Riley
3. Dread - Proteje
2. Cake Soap - Vybz Kartel
1. Nah Sell Out pt.2 - Khago

Nov 12, 2010

Vybz Kartel the Jacko Wacko of Dancehall Music

Rock music ..heavy metal is perhaps one of the most extreme in terms of the dress code and culture of the chracters of all the genre of music. Micheal Jackson was so often called Jacko..and quickly and very easily coined as WACKO.. simply because he was dysfuntional, his skin tone, plastic surgery and lifestyle all had to do with it he represents pop music.

Now the Jamaican dysfuntional artiste, the wacko jacko of Jamaican dancehall music.. Vybz Kartel has added a few more tattoos and gotten a hell of a lot lighter in tone... He is very much coined a freak at times and has to do with the fact that its not easy on the eyes at all... parentel discretion is advised before looking at Vybz Kartel these days... he is more or less unrecognisable..and way beyond scrawny.

Gyptian Wins Soul Train Award 2010

Congratulations to the new Jamaican music star Gyptian for winning the Soul Train award. The entertainer copped the Best Reggae Artiste award beating the likes of Junior Gong, Vybz Kartel and Gramps Morgan. Gyptian recently took the MOBO awards and is still enjoying the popularity and sales from the 'Hold Yuh' song. Gyptian is expected on tour with diva Mary J Blige in the UK at the end of November.
The soul train award is expected to be aired on BET on the 28th, where fans can perhaps get a view of Gyptian's performance at the show.

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Vybz kartel and Mavado closer to home

Kartel and Mavado
Vybz Kartel  and Mavado are very much more closer to home this evening as there were released this afternoon after being question by the police. This after the two were held over night for questioning on the next day ..with no charge, which became the axis on which the lawyers succeeded in releasing the DJ/SingJ and SingJ.
These guys are very much not concious that these are the sort of things that affect their visa status. The more legal trouble they get themselves in the greater there chances of not getting their visa and denying there fans in the lucrative markets a good chance to see them.
I don't know if they were called persons of interest solely on the basis that they are have some kind of "Don" status in the areas where the troubles flares, i.e. in Big Yard and Cassava Piece. Kartel appear to be more dysfunctional than Mavado perhaps with reasons he was held for about two weeks earlier this year under the same suspicion and something tells me they not finish with this Cake-Soap-Guy 

Nov 11, 2010

Buju Banton closer to home

Buju Banton
Buju Banton should be eating a more decent meal these days because he is in his Florida home. His family can now get to see him. There is perhaps a dilemma as the reggae artiste does not have a US visa however it not the prerogative of the state to expunge the artiste. So it is expected that immigration officials will not pursue Buju Banton on immigration grounds, however just incase he escapes then there is the GPS tracking device.. and if he reaches far, closer to home then the waiver on extradiction intends to make it far more efficient to apprehend the artise.

Nov 10, 2010

Kartel and Mavado in Jail Together

Mavado and Vybz Kartel are both locked up in jail since they turned themselves in today. This is after they were described as persons of interest in matters surrounding the death of two men in the Big Yard community as well as a number incidents that have taken place in both the Big Yard and Cassava Piece communities.
Its not certain at this time if the artiste are in the same jail cell together or if Kartel is in the in the same jail cell that he spent two weeks in at the height of the State of Emergency earlier this year.
The artistes will be interviewed tomorrow in the presents of their attorneys...
This will certainly be more material to sing about...  chances are none of these entertainers will be implicated, to the disappointment of Ninja Man..cause at least he would have had company for the Christmas .

Buju Banton FREE

Free at last Free at last thank god almight Buju Banton is free for the moment. After spending over a year in a Florida State jail Jamaican Dancehall Reggae star Buju Banton walked a slightly free man today. Buju will be free to visit his lawyers and his doctor and will be staying at his Florida home. There is no word yet as to when he will be available for interviews ...chances are he will not be able to participate in any revenue generating event, nor any event deem to be in breach of his bail conditions. His lawyers are now preparing for the next trial said to begin in February 2011.
I dont know after this I think Buju Banton should trim dem locks and stop smoking weed as punishment for getting himself in this mix up in the first place.

Nov 9, 2010

Bounty set for Trial in 2011

Bounty Killer

While Mavado and Vybz Kartel remain wanted until they turn up tomorrow for questioning, the man that was instrumental in their musical careers, Bounty Killer, has his share of troubles pushed further in 2011 for resolution and closer.
The case relating to him zapping and hammering a 19 year old young lady appear to be in limbo as the young lady did not turn up today for the hearing and had indicated the last time that she wish to drop the charges against the DJ and enter into some form of Mediation. The case will be recalled January 11, 2011 whilst the other case pending for Bounty was set forward to March of 2011.

Vybz Kartel and Mavado wanted ..

Reports are that top Jamaican entertainers Vybz Kartel and Mavado are wanted by the police as persons of interest for incidents which apparently occurred in the Big Yard and Cassava Piece communities, this according to an Observer Report.
THE St Andrew North police have tonight (November 9) named dancehall deejays Vybz Kartel and Mavado as persons of interest.

Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer and Mavado, whose name is David Brooks are wanted by investigators to face interviews in relation to recent crimes committed in the division.

Police say Kartel wields considerable influence in a community known as 'Big Yard' while Mavado hails from a nearby community of Cassava Piece and is very influential there.

Last week Friday evening two men – 26-year-old Randal White otherwise called 'Troy' and Kevon Brown, 23 – both of Big Yard addresses were shot dead On Mannings Hill Road near the entrance to Big Yard.

Investigators said the double murder was the result of an internal conflict in Big Yard and named the two dead men as suspects in a number of shootings that took place in the area. The police said even though they were well known in Big Yard no one was seen mourning at the crime scene.

Palmer and Brooks are to report to the Constant Spring Police Station by 3:00 pm tomorrow.

Nov 8, 2010

Serani Skips to the top with Lou

If it is the case that because Serani is already an established act on the international scene..well mostly in the United States, that his version of the Skip to my Luu is now on rotation on Hot 97 and steadily climbing the charts ..including the reggae itunes chart.
I will admit that my favourite Skip to my Luu was on the baheba riddim by don corleone, tune was done by Voicemail. QQ's version was not so bad either and of course the worst one for me was Serani's version. Well I guess what is annoyance to me is someone else's sweet music... Dont get me wrong I am perhaps one of the few that appreciates Serani's material... but of all the tracks this one is the one that is doing well.
Credit must be given to Serani he has broken into the US market, however mediocre it maybe at this time.., and doing whatever is necessary to stay on top ..even when it means he has to sing for free... it is slowly but apparently working nicely for him.

The "Marley Image" Slightly Scratched

Ms Sharon Marley should be attending court today to answer to charges that she allegedly was cruel to a minor.
This is the second daughter of Marley to be implicated in wrong doing in recent times. Though Steven was instrumental in facilitating bail for Buju Banton, his siblings according to some has somewhat tarnish the "Marley image"-- at least a bit. .. I dont know but this has left the The "Marley Image" Slightly Scratched.

Nov 7, 2010

'Recent Dancehall Reggae' Tunes on Reggae iTunes Chart

'Recent Dancehall Reggae' Tunes on Reggae iTunes Chart

Noticeable on itunes reggae chart this week is CeCile's 'Woot Woot' doing fairly well placing (technically) second to Gyptian as the 'Recent Jamaican Artiste' on the chart. The Don Corleon influence on J Boog material has resulted in a feeding frenzy by the fans he has two pieces on there. Serani's "No Games" is like staple on the chart and is expected to remain there even longer than his latest entry "Skip to my Luu" under both VP Records and Rockstone Media/Phase One copyright. Seanizzle's production "I'm Drinking Red Bull" with Beenie Man and Fambo sits pretty at number 39 on the charts....and its climbing. The Marley family usually represent well, and need to be represented these days on their own label. As with the case with Vybz Kartel straight jeans and Fitted copping out at number 100, the track copyright says Adeijaheim/Notnice although it was produced by Russian from Head Concussion.

1. Hold You (Hold Yuh) - Gyptian
11. Waiting On the Rain - J Boog 
23. Let's Do It Again - J Boog 
25. Nah Let Go - Gyptian 
26. Woot Woot - CeCile 
32. No Games - Serani 
39. I'm Drinking / Rum & Red Bull - Beenie Man & Fambo
50. Like I See It (Club) - Jah Cure, Rick Ross & Mavado 
58. Skip to Ma Luu (feat. Ding Dong) - Serani 
60. Skip to My Luu - Serani
62. Romping Shop (Raw Version) - Vybz Kartel & Spice 
67. Shake It (feat. Lady Saw) - Michael Franti & Spearhead 
92. Two Places - Shaggy & Hezron 
96. I Love You Too (feat. Rita Marley & Cedella Marley) - Ziggy Marley 
98. My Generation - Nas, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Lil Wayne & Joss Stone 
100. Straight Jeans and Fitted (Raw) - Vybz Kartel

Nov 5, 2010

Ryno Recovers and Apologises

Blak Ryno recently had a mishap along Waltham Park Road resulting in bruises and perhaps had what could be described as a near death experience. Due to this incident Ryno was not able to honour his European tour as scheduled. The SingJ has had his head examined since the incident and was determined to be on the recovery. It was reported that Ryno apologised to his fans on the European circuit for the shows were originally scheduled to start November 23. The new tour is tentatively set for February 2011.
Ryno who is still somewhat suffering from not only his recent scars from the Bike accident last month but also the severing of ties from his old affiliate Portmore Empire.. it can heard in one of his latest production called Seh Dem A Friend
check out the clip

Buju Banton wants Family for X-Mas

According to reports Jamaican reggae star could be on the road as early as next week after the Judge rejected the appeal from the prosecution to stop Buju's bail. Reports are also indicating that the bail bond for Buju has increased to US$300,000 with the defence team also putting up a US$25,000 for the security bond.
Under the conditions of the bail it is required that Buju sign a waiver for extradition, be subjected to 24-hour security surveillance, undergo random drug screening and he is also expected to be attached a GPS ankle tracking Device.
Buju second trial was rescheduled for February next year giving the singer enough time to apply for bail and spend some time with his family, friends and well wishers. According to Buju's lawyer the artiste has expressed strong interest that he wants to spend the Christmas with his family.

Vybz Kartel dissed/corrected Name

Kartel was dissed again, which is nothing new these days, but what is strange about this one is that the artiste who he did it didn't ID himself which we found quite weird as all artiste does want some popularity, the in the song refers to himself as name. Then we are left to speculate that this guy is not in for the fame he is apparently upset that Vybz Kartel has made false statements in his songs and is intended to make a correction and made it clear that it is not a counteraction. The artiste expressed disgust at Kartel's negative impacts on the music industry, from the shirt, the skin to the signing of the compassionate act contract.
Check out the tune..

Nov 3, 2010

Lysa Hype and Beenieman - Nuh Stress Mi Out - Official Video

Since Beenie Man visa ban earlier this year the DJ has stepped up the pace of his record production. His latest hit is the tune called Nuh Stess Mi Out featuring Lisa Hype. The official video features the tunes "out and clean" and "nuh stress mi out", the video was directed by Janelle Dyer. Its a nice clean production, nothing excessive in there but I couldn't help noticing that Lisa Hype was never in a scene with Beenie Man when the "Nuh Stress Mi Out" combination started. One has to wonder if Beenie is subduing any potential backlash that might occur due to Lisa's passed association, not with Portmore Empire but that now famous scene with her and the "mic" in her mouth.

Nov 2, 2010

Busy Signal and Twins of Twins at War

Busy Signal and Twins of Twins are apparently at War on wax that is. It was recently that Busy Signal expressed his disgust with the Twins for their apparent milking of the "Gary Issue". Now they both did a dublate for cash money sound system and they went all out... take a pree from the youtube clip

Nov 1, 2010

Buju Banton Trial set for February 2011

When the trial of Buju Banton recently ended up in a hung jury and was declared a mistrial, there was a declaration for a retrial in December 2010, the application for his bail more or less hit a brick wall. Buju was granted bail but was hit with some unrealistic conditions that has lead to the Jamaican artiste to be still being in jail up to this time.
Recent reports are now indicating that the retrial is now pushed back to February of 2011 at the request of Banton's lawyer.

Jah Cure robbed in Dominica but still have LOve fo' 'em

Jah Cure with his Rolex?
There are reports stating that Jamaican Reggae Star Jah Cure was robbed over the weekend in Dominica. While performing with his entire entourage on stage someone broke into his hotel room and removed valuable items including a Rolex Watch and a Chain. Jah Cure was apparently one of the headline acts at the 14th World Creole Music Festival at the Windsor Park Stadium on Sunday.
Jah Cure in a radio interview, according to the report, indicated that he still have love for Dominican People.. indicating that it was someone at the hotel who might have committed that act since there was no forced entry.
Well Jah Cure give thanks that you are alive and well... you have a large entourage use them well.. im sure not all are competent in the art of performance is absolutely necessary every where you go.

The Cake Soap and AC theory

Cake Soap Kartel and some Bulla
It is still being debated although its a foregone conclusion that it is not practical ..or should I say if you are dark complexion  it is totally impossible for you to shower with Cake Soap and sit in a room with Air Conditioning and you will then move a dark tone to a very light skin tone. Surly if you keep from the sun and apply other substances then chances are you will reduce melanin as well as your health and self-esteem in most instances. Kiprich, from experience clearly indicated that this will not work and Tony Matherhorn in one of his latest songs had indicated that he knows basic chemistry and if he is being told of a mixture of Cake Soap and AC to produce a lighter shade of yourself ..he would leave that school. Perhaps its a Kartel diss we are not sure to keep it balanced Tony did mention something about di Hammer refering to Bounty Killer and the alleged Hammer beating of that girlfriend of his.
We all know that Kartel concocted this theory of Ac and Cake Soap as matter of saying its none of your business....But according to him his objective was to be controversial and to hight light his tattoos but laaad man...
Cake Soap
Kartel Did..indicate that they should stop watching him and all these things ...but laad god man.. this is just awful... this tune alright though.. here he repeats the cake soap concept