Jun 29, 2011

Lisa Hyper "Pissed"..and peppery

Lisa Hyper aka Lisa Swiper...pepper..renker..
Jesus Christ what is this im hearing about Lisa Hyper. The former portmore empire protege who was kicked out of the Gaza Camp for her freaky behavior ( the irony).. was recently dowsed with stale piss and pepper....MYY GAAAD!!... It seems Lisa had a beef with some one in a Stony Hill community and its is reported that while she was going into a dance in the area the she was baptised with the substance....
She naturally retaliated and dealt some blows on the offender, Lisa was then arrested by police.. it is not fully clear if the offender was arrested. Now im saying where is the damn justice here!!.. a mean you were just dowsed with renking piss and god damn pepper.. and u get arrested for retaliating...
I'm not sure where the offender got that idea for such a concoction..but some thing tells me it could be from the line from Mavado's track.."Kectup dem a play man a pepper"... that same tune that Kartel counteracted with his DJ Chrome dub.. talking about ."man annuh pepper.he sweet and ketchupy"...

Jun 28, 2011

Vybz Kartel new Look?

Oh My rass claat gad... lol
Idk... this is perhaps an artiste impression of Vybz Kartel ...im not this could be the deriction the dude is heading..yeah that super freak look.
Anyway that Twins of Twins volume 9 is out ...go get your copy

Jun 26, 2011

Buju Banton pursue Masters Degree..while in prison

Buju Banton and Lawyer Mr Markus
Buju Banton is now bracing for the long hall of jail time and since he has been there for some 18 months or more the Jamaican Reggae\Dancehall superstar has already made provisions to make good use of his time. Buju will be pursuing a masters of science degree in the field of Political Science and Economics. The dj according to reports was already attending classes and have passed the preliminary entry stages of the programme.
Well buju did not see it fit to put all his time on making music whilst in prison, now this is a pleasant surprise and we hope he will be successful in his efforts to better himself and rehabilitated to a point where he would have sense enough not to taste coke taken from strangers. Mr Banton, really don't need a masters to tell him that...
Well he can go into politics on his return home... with that qualification under his belt, he doesn't need a visa to the US.. nor need to have a clean criminal record to enter into Jamaican politics ...trust me.

Top recent Songs on itunes Raggae Chart

This is a hand picked list of tunes from Itunes Reggae Chart. It reflects the most recent tunes and their position on the itunes reggae chart. Shaggy is doing pretty well with his new tune called "Sugar Cane".. also doing well is the Seanizzle. Fambo and Beenie man combination on "Rum n Red Bull". But what is weird is the Vybz kartel tracks that saturate the chart since the release of his latest album Kingston Story... the Jamaican Michael Jackson has about 4 tunes on the chart.. it should interesting to see how things fizzles out next week round about this time. ehh!!

14. Sugarcane - Shaggy
18. Every Little Thing (feat. Fiji) - J Boog
28. Take You Higher - Positive Motion
30. I'm Drinking / Rum & Red Bull - Beenie Man & Fambo
33. Let's Do It Again - J Boog
42. Yuh Love - Vybz Kartel
48. Wild and Free - Ziggy Marley
52. Feels Like - Katchafire
61. Sweet As - Katchafire
69. Go Go Wine - Vybz Kartel
72. In Your Eyes - Tribal Seeds
73. Jamaica - Vybz Kartel
77. Wanted (Just Aint the Same) - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
78. New Heights - Ky-Mani Marley
91. Pale Moonlight (How Many Times) - Stephen Marley
96. Summer Time - Vybz Kartel

Jun 25, 2011

Corey Todd replaces Kartel with Beenie Man

It has been confirmed that Beenie Man and Cory Todd are now together. They are together to start up where Todd and Kartel left off, where the rum and night club is concerned. They have introduced a new rum called "Street Swag"...The Building night club will be hostin an event instigated by Todd and Beenie..its not clear if this is gonna be a regular format as it was with Kartel.
Now with Beenie Man's star power and Todds creativity one expects this relationship should yield great things. Todd have been so hurt by the bleacher (i.e. Vybz Kartel) he barely speaks his name these days... Beenie is a more concious head...a bit selfish (judging by the amount of artiste him buss compared to Bounty) but a good artiste that should help to push and market the products with his massive fan base.

Beenie Man and Visa wooo's

Beenie Man

The visa woo's continue for Jamaican Dancehall Artiste... Beenie Man, the King of the Dancehall has problems  getting into Canada to "eat a food". The Go Go Club artiste who is still doing relatively well in 2011, and we can safely say ..better than Bounty Killer..was "not allowed" by the Canadian embassy to enter Canada recently due to slow pace in the visa process and of course according to Beenie it was the promoters who were at fault due to their late application for the visa, Beenie indicated that he was not denied a visa to work and ended cancelling the shows he had scheduled.
It was recently Beenie Man had indicated that the Caribbean countries should ease up on Jamaican Dancehall artise... perhaps he need to mention this to North America as well.

Jun 23, 2011

Alliance Next Generation Just a Buss?

Alliance Next Generation

What is a breakthrough...? I see a recent article saying that the Alliance next generation group... who has been around long before Popcaan..from a group formerly referred to as Portmore Empire... is just breaking through.. and what timing it is.. just after the collapse of the Empire. Anyway.. time will tell if this group has really broken through. Its not often said.. but the Pormore Empire group was obviously always more popular than this Alliance Next Generaion and even the rest of the Gullyside Squad... a lot of people still dont who the hell is 3 star... and by the way ..there is a guy trying say thet he is the real 3 star... as soon as he saw that the 3 star from the gullyside starting to rise...what a prick

New Video Vybz Kartel Summer Time

This is Vybz Kartel summer time video... again there are issues according to some.. the complaints range from the  quality of the song to the quality of the girls ...
Well Kartel is Jamaicas pop star.. and all though the Portmore Empire has fallen he continues to do his thing. Where is Gaza Slim in this video though?.. is there an exit from this young chick?..anyway not to take way from the vid...
Enjoy... Summer Time... you notice how the bleacher keep out of the sun though LOL 

Buju Banton to go Home By 2017

Buju Banton aka Gargamel was sentenced today to ten years imprisonment after he was convicted of drug dealing... or more like an attempt to conduct a drug deal. The Jamaican goodly DJ..Reggae singer was slapped with a ten year sentence after he was found guilty by a US District Judge in a Tampa Florida court room this morning for "conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense."
Buju Banton aka Mark Myrie will perhaps spend only six years in prison because he already served some time already. His lawyers Mr. Marcus will be appealing and this appeal process can go up to at least 18 months.

Well Buju we look forward to having you home by 2017.. by then you will know not to mess around those raasss cllaaaat things like that. We love you brother but we hate what you did...just for that stinking money.
Anyway.. lets see what this appeal can do.
Check some peoples reaction courtesy of Jamaica gleaner

Jun 21, 2011

Vybz Kartel Releases New Album - Kingston Story

Vybz Kartel
Vybz Kartel drops his latest album called Kingston Story, word out is that the DreSkull 'impact' has caused the album to do well initially. its currently number 66 on the itunes chart but is said to be doing well in countries like Germany.
To tell the truth I haven't listened to any track on this album... but it seems it has gotten mixed reviews strictly along partisan lines as expected..
check out the track list
Vybz Kartel – Kingston Story Track List
1 Jamaica
2 Beautiful Girl
3 Half On A Baby
4 Go Go Wine
5 Yuh Love (Interlude)
6 Yuh Love
7 My Crew
8 Breathless
9 Mi Remember
10 Push It In
11 Wine Pon Me
12 Fresh
13 Freestyle
14 Ghetto Youth

Jun 19, 2011

Busy Signal.. Busy with Tours

Busy Signal
Busy Signal... keeping busy as always is expected to grace the stage in Germany, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands early July. As expected you can expect a good performance from Busy. No US tour dates as yet though.. dude still have that issue to sort out...will it ever?...anyway if you are in any of the following zones at the same time indicated ..go check out Busy

Friday 01 to Sunday 03 July 2011
Summerjam Festival 2011 — Cologne

Saturday 02 July 2011
BLESSED REGGAE FESTIVAL 2011 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 13, 2011
Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway

Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July 2011
Dour Festival 2011 — Dour, Belgium

Bounty Shows off His New Tattoo

Bounty Killer the man who steps on morals that "wobble". If you are not clean and upright and you are in the Jamaican Dancehall Business..and bounty knows you... then chances are he might let you know that you are not doing right. This is why I was a bit surprised that Bounty would seen advertising his "Tattoo" .."its wobbly", though its for Tattoo Philip, one of the Tattoo artiste that works on Vybz Kartel himself. ..the "drag queer"?
IDK.. he perhaps might not have a problem with Tats cause they are not new to him ...but don't try and bleach to let it show more clearly now bounty cause we cant make out clearly what u got there still... ROFL

Jun 18, 2011

New Music Vybz Kartel

Addija Palmer aka Vybz Kartel..as featured in NY Times

Brand New Vybz Kartel here... he actually DJ in this one.. a touch of the original Kartel in this one with the Bounty Killer coached baritone voice. This is called Defend Mi Self on the UMI label

Vybz Kartel featured in New York Times

Vybz Kartel and Soulja Boy on Fader feature
Even though he has been hit by scandal after scandal.. attention grabber vybz kartel is very much in the news and features. The most recent ones include a feture on fader as well as an article in the NY Times. The recent exit of key elements of his empire is not quite obvious as yet... but as time passes that will be clearly seen.

The Article... from NY Times
Ports Bishop
The dancehall reggae artist Vybz Kartel. His new album, “Kingston Story,” will be released on Tuesday.

SHORTLY before 10 p.m. on the final night of Best of the Best, a reggae and hip-hop concert held over the Memorial Day weekend in Veterans Park in Miami, DJ Nuffy, the master of ceremonies, began to introduce the dancehall reggae artist Vybz Kartel. But Vybz Kartel wasn’t actually in the park, in Miami, or even in the United States. He was more than 500 miles away at Jamaica Jamaica, a fancy nightclub just outside Ocho Rios, because he has been denied a United States visa.

 In addition to his music Vybz Kartel said he is developing beverage and clothing brands.

“And now for your feature presentation, the biggest thing in Jamaica,” DJ Nuffy roared, adding “him look like Michael Jackson.” The sly remark — referring both to the artist’s enormous celebrity in the Caribbean diaspora and to his controversial practice of lightening his skin — drew laughter and mischievous cheers from the crowd of some 10,000 who stared intently at a screen on the stage where artists including DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes and I-Octane had performed just moments before. “Let’s welcome via satellite, live to you, Vybz. Vybz. Vybz.”
The crowd shouted “Kartel” in unison as his image filled the screen. He wore a purple suit with a loosely knotted silk tie and button-down shirt, his pale brown tattooed face framed by aviator glasses and a mane of black hair extensions. “Yo, Miami, you know what time now?” he asked, checking his wristwatch as the stuttering digital beat for “Touch a Button,” his chest-thumping challenge to rivals, started to play. Before long Vybz Kartel’s rapid-fire flow had the audience spellbound.
Over the last few years Vybz Kartel (pronounced Vibes Cartel) has become the most talked about figure in dancehall, a genre that is to the roots reggae of Bob Marley as hip-hop is to R&B. More than any of his predecessors or his peers, Vybz Kartel understands that he is not just entertaining an audience but managing a global brand. At a time when major-label interest in the genre is at a low ebb, and most dancehall artists release a smattering of singles, he will drop a full album, “Kingston Story,” on Tuesday on the Brooklyn digital label Mixpak Records. Although there will be no P.R. blitz to push the work, Kartel, 35, is highly skilled at creating controversy and leveraging the media exposure into new opportunities. The secret of his success may be that Vybz Kartel doesn’t worry about conforming to expectations; he’d rather break the rules.
“Kartel has remixed the notion of what it means to be a dancehall star,” said the Jamaican novelist and essayist Colin Channer. “He’s a pop artist in the sense of somebody like Madonna or Lady Gaga, who are aware of how transforming their image makes them attractive to different segments of the public.”
When asked how he maintains his international notoriety while rarely leaving Jamaica, Vybz Kartel laughed and said, with his usual braggadocio, “We work with what we have, and we make miracles like Jesus.”
The satellite-feed performance is only the latest example of this artist’s innovative approach to advancing his career. “I feel very special,” Vybz Kartel said by phone two weeks after the performance. “A lot of artists don’t have any visa now, but I am the one they approached. The job was pulled off, and I was the first to do it.” (He said he had his United States visa taken away six years ago over what he calls “allegations”; United States officials are not required to explain the grounds for denial of a visa.)
But the show almost didn’t happen. A week before the concert Vybz Kartel’s longtime business partner, Corey Todd — an American businessman who formerly worked with the Pimp Juice drink brand owned by the rapper Nelly — gave a series of interviews on Jamaican television accusing Vybz Kartel of threatening his life. He publicly severed ties with Vybz Kartel, dissolving the ventures that the two had built together, including Street Vybz Rum and the popular Kingston night club the Building, where the satellite performance was supposed to have been staged. Two of Vybz Kartel’s top collaborators — the singer Jah Vinci and the producer Not Nice — also jumped ship with Mr. Todd.
“I didn’t threaten anybody,” Vybz Kartel responded. “That is definitely a lie, and we are going to pursue that matter in court.” No legal action had yet been taken.
Vybz Kartel (born Adidja Palmer) made his name through a prodigious output of music, flooding iTunes with two or three new releases each week, with songs like “Ramping Shop” and “Jeans & Fitted” becoming international hits on radio. “I’m the Jay-Z for Jamaica, don’t call me a faker,” he rhymed a few years ago.

(Page 2 of 2) Like Jay-Z he is as much an entrepreneur as an artist. He said he is planning to release a book analyzing his lyrics, similar to Jay-Z’s best seller, “Decoded.” Vybz Kartel is constantly making headlines with his X-rated lyrics, his leaked sex tapes, his well-documented arrests and for lightening his complexion in a culture with a long tradition of black pride. The skin-bleaching brouhaha is an enlightening case study.

“How you going to liberate the black people when you bleach out your skin?” asked Vybz Kartel’s erstwhile mentor Bounty Killer, voicing a widely repeated question. “You’re supposed to be proud to be a black man.”
In February the New York radio D.J. Dubmaster Chris of 93.5 FM banned Vybz Kartel’s music on his show during Black History Month. “If you don’t stand for something,” he said, “you’ll fall for anything.”
But Vybz Kartel parlayed the publicity into his first-ever live morning show interview on Hot 97 FM, one of the most influential hip-hop radio stations in America. “This music stuff — what people say about me good or bad — I don’t take it personally,” Vybz Kartel explained later. “It’s business.”
While working on “Kingston Story” the producer, Dre Skull, said he saw firsthand how Vybz Kartel took care of his business. Most of the album was recorded in Not Nice’s bedroom studio during a series of four one-night sessions. “One of the most exciting things about this record is that we did it with no A&R’s, no outside songwriters and no other producers,” said Dre Skull, who runs Mixpak from his apartment in Brooklyn.
Dre Skull was also impressed with how prolific a songwriter Vybz Kartel is. “Your average U.S. artist might do 300 songs over the course of a really successful career,” he said. “Kartel must have written three or four thousand songs, if you add it all up. The man is a master of his craft.”
Mr. Channer, who organizes the annual Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, agrees. “Kartel is one of the best writers in any form to come out of Jamaica in the last 15 years,” he said. “It’s just that he likes to write about nothing but sex and guns.”
Vybz Kartel recently announced that he would no longer record songs with violent lyrics in favor of “more cultural” fare but added that explicit sex, as with the new album’s “Go Go Wine” remained fair game.
He got his break in the late 1990s writing hits for Bounty Killer, one of the most popular dancehall artists of the last decade. He rose to prominence as a performer in 2003 with the song “New Millennium,” which featured his trademark intricately constructed polysyllabic rhymes delivered in densely coded patois — the diametric opposite of mainstream hits. His career has been marked by run-ins with the law. Last July he was detained by the police as “a person of major interest” shortly before the accused drug lord Christopher Coke was extradited to the United States where he is now on trial.
“Why was I in jail?” he asked. “They said I was a gang leader. It was ludicrous. And I don’t mean the rapper.”
But there is no doubt that he exerts a powerful influence over his listeners. His 2010 hit “Clarks,” he said, offers proof of his clout in the global marketplace. The catchy song about the storied British shoe brand — long a staple among dancehall fashionistas — received worldwide airplay, sparking a rush on Clarks retailers in Jamaica and elsewhere. This month the company announced a 19 percent uptick in sales in the United States last year, pushing profits past £100 million (about $164 million) for the first time in its 186-year history.
“Those Clarks people, they are like me, they know how to capitalize on what’s happening,” Vybz Kartel said. “That’s why I decided to come with my own shoe line. ’Cause I got a knack for making things move off the shelf.” Although his rum and condom lines have been discontinued, he said he’s developing new beverage and clothing brands.
Meanwhile he said his line of “cake soap” — a detergent usually used for laundry — is selling briskly. “When people were talking about whether I bleached my skin, I made a joke that I used cake soap,” he explained. “I made some songs about it, and cake soap started to sell like hot bread in Jamaica.” Recognizing an opportunity he rushed his own brand of cake soap to market.
Mr. Channer, the novelist, likens Vybz Kartel to Anansi, the trickster character of Afro-Caribbean folklore. “Many cultures have a trickster figure,” he said. “The trickster finds a way to get something when there seems to be nothing.”
Throughout the controversies, Vybz Kartel seems to be enjoying a laugh as well as a tidy profit. “It’s fun for me to watch people hate me, and it’s flattering to watch people love me,” he said. “But 10 years from now the public is going to love somebody else. Vybz Kartel is going to become irrelevant, and I can accept that. That’s why a lot of artists are bitter, ’cause they can’t accept that. Get over it. Stop trying to be Kartel. You can’t. It’s all about making that money while I’m in the limelight.”

R. Kelly to Performe inJamaica ...

First it was only Nikki Minaj now its goona be one of the greatest RnB singer in modern history R. Kelly that will grace the Reggae Sumfest stage. R. Kelly who is well known for his deeds and his misdeeds ..is very much a well known figure in Jamaica. I certainly cant forget his inclusion in the Twins of Twins piece,  we are not sure if R. Kelly has heard it before.
Kelly is schedule for the July 22 performance at Reggae Sumfest 2011, this will be his second performance in Jamaica

Jun 17, 2011

Mavado's Entourage Man is Dead

The fellow who got shot at the quad and who is said to be apart of Mavado's entourage is now dead according to reports. The fellow known as Conroy Edwards succumbed to the fatal wound he ascertained in his attempt to perhaps save Mavado on that faithful night.
We will express condolences to his family and friends.

Neo gets involved in Jamaican Music


Top RnB act Neo.. who's affiliation, to my recollection, with Jamaican Music is not very obvious until recently. NEO recently launched "Compuond Island" - his new record label ealier this week. The derective of this new record label from the International RnB singer Neo ..is to seek, harnest and bringforth local music talent in Jamaica.
Neo's name is not new at all to Jamaican Dancehall Music.. as we can recall, Rampin Shop was a spin-off from Neo's track thus he referred to Vybz Kartel as a thief some time ago and more recently there was a track called "More Than Neo".. which is about getting more pum pum than Neo and all these things.. the song is done by the said Vybz Kartel