May 30, 2013

Romain Virgo went Demonic... Tommy Lee Fault?

We are not sure if Romain Virgo was inspired by Tommy Lee videos which has a strong content of Demon themes. Whilst Tommy Lee appear to be biging up the demon and so and so forth, to be fair to Romain he is actually trampling them. The video is being heavily criticized for its strong content of demon costumes. Yes it was a little too much for a artiste of Romains callibre, so we have to draw the conclusion that Romain was influenced or if not him the directors and producers maybe Tommy Lee stuff. Tommy Lee really put the demon ting on the menu.
Check out the video... o the tune is called Scary Movie

Chronixx first brush with Trouble

It has been reported that the new reggae sensation Chronixx has his first taste of trouble. In a recent star report it was indicated that hee promoters of 'Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Band' concert in Hartford, Connecticut, are now seeking legal redress from the artiste.

According to the promoters (Bigga Yard, DNZ Productions and Billionare Ent), after postponing the event until June, they were informed via email that the artiste would still be unable to honour his commitment to perform at the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Connecticut, on Sunday, June 9.

The promoters further stated that in order to facilitate Chronixx on the new date, they had printed new materials and bought more ad spaces.

"Chronixx's management approached us about staging this event; we poured our hearts and time into promoting not only the event but the artiste. We received nothing but unprofessional conduct, from taking a month to receive advertisement vocals to this latest unfortunate series of events," the release read.

Promoter Nikki Z said that she was disappointed with the cancellation.

"It's very disappointing when artistes have so little care for their craft. It's a job and a business and people are affected by it. Several persons had to change their flights because they wanted to see him perform. He didn't show for Best of the Best and people were also upset," Nikki Z said.

She also added that the artiste's management team did not even have the courtesy to telephone her about the cancellation.

"It's not something to be taken lightly. If you are dragging your feet with the issue of filing travel documents, then they need to know that there are consequences. We have never put on a show and had something like this happen. This is his first impression on the US, and your first impression is a bad one. It's ridiculous, it should not have happened," Nikki Z said.

When contacted, Chronixx's management team stated that the cancellation was as a result of delays in obtaining a work permit.

"We would like to apologise to all the fans, promoters and media outlets that support the Chronixx movement for our inability to fulfil these commitments. Due to work permit delays, we are disheartened to learn we must postpone Chronixx and the Zinc Fence band's first-ever US tour. As an independent entity, we did everything possible to solve the situation with the US embassy but, unfortunately, we couldn't get the work permit for Chronixx and the Zinc Fence band delivered on time to make this tour possible.

"We have been in constant dialogue with the promoters of the events Chronixx and Zinc Fence were booked for. We appreciate the understanding and support we have been receiving from both promoters and fans and we look forward to coming to 'Start a Fyah' with them in the near future."

May 27, 2013

Vybz Kartel trial delayed till November

The trial of embattled dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel for the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams, was in the Home Circuit Court today.

It's alleged that Williams was killed at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew, on August 16, 2011.

It's further alleged that Williams was killed after he and another man were taken to the entertainer's house to account for a lost firearm.
Williams' body has not been found.

The other man is expected to be the prosecution's main witness.

The police had reported that they have video and audio recordings linking Vybz Kartel and his co-defendants to the killing.

The entertainer, whose real name is Adija Palmer, has been in custody since September 2011.

The trial was push back today in court to resume in November 2013

May 25, 2013

Brand new Song from Popcaan called Talk Mi Business

Brand new song from Popcaan as the young artiste tries to keep his head above the water... its clear the singj is making strides to separate himself from the whole Gaza culture.

Check out his new track called Talk Mi Business on the Pyramids Riddim

Thievery Piracy and all these things in the Dancehall QQ TOK Demarco alledgedly invovled

Recently in the star news paper it was reported that the Spanish Town-based recording artiste Gangoolie, is alleging that his song Muscle Wine was copied by at least three different dancehall artistes. Among the list is TOK, QQ and Demarco.

According to the deejay, his fellow artistes are attempting to use his ideas to make similar songs, which can be detrimental to his career since he is already promoting his song.

"QQ, Demarco and TOK tried to make versions of the Muscle Wine. Mi nuh have no problem with that but ah me first do the song seven months ago, and put it out there. Dem need fi show respect and tell people where it ah come from," he said.

The artiste says he is personally upset with TOK, because they literally remade his song, using his melody. "Imitation is the best form of flattery so ah just so it go. But mi nuh like how TOK sing back mi song the same way, same melody, same words. Dem nah show no creativity," he said.

Muscle Wine peaked at number two on the FIWI Choice Top Ten charts, and has become a favourite on selectors' playlists. Gangoolie believes this success is what has lead to the issues.

The artiste further said that the dance move now promoted by QQ as the One Drop, was also his 2012 idea which he called the Trapsetta.

"Mr Vegas, and QQ ah do Trapsetta too. Mi nuh have no problem with Mr Vegas but QQ fi call the dance the right name. Him ah tek Trapsetta and a call it One Drop and that no right. Him nah gi the people dem who originate it no props, everywhere mi go the fans dem ah say wah dat. Why QQ ah try rush music or is a hit song him a run down?" he said.

Gangoolie says the Trapsetta dance was created by Portmore-based dancers SWA Twins. "I made sure to buss the females who come with Muscle Wine, mi call up eight females name inna the song and dem buss one time. Dem a get bookings and everything," he said.

TOK member Flexxx says their song is different. "His song name Muscle Wine and ours name Walk and Broad Out. We mentioned Muscle Wine, but at the same time wi neva know sey a him mek Muscle Wine. Mi think a did some girl," he laughed. "At the end of the day we nuh know wey di dance come from. Wi just see di girls dem a duh the move and wi vibe it in the studio. We respect the dancers and the females who made the dance and if we were aware of who made it, we would have given the credit. But if it's a situation wey him a sey wi thief him song, nothing like that."

QQ also cleared the air stating that he did not rename the Trapsetta. "I wasn't aware of it until last week. I went to a party and saw some girls and they told me. I simply went to a party and some girls were doing a dance move and I liked it. I asked them the name of the dance, and they said it was called the One Drop and so I made a song about it," QQ said. "I would never try to undermine another artiste. Him (Gangoolie) career is taking off. So he just needs to capitalise on that and stop try create animosity, because I am not that type of artiste. Furthermore he is not a female, so he did not create a dance."

Gangoolie, a protégé of deejay Bounty Killer, became popular in 2005 when he was using the name Hitlist and recorded the single Please Stop The Killing.

Thievery Piracy and all these things in the Dancehall

Da'ville moving Devilish - Singer beats wife

It has been reported by several news media that LOVER'S rock singer Da'Ville was released from the American Nassau County Fourth Precinct in New York yesterday after allegedly assaulting his wife.

The 35-year-old singer, whose given name is Orville Thomas, was arrested on Thursday and charged.

A man, who gave his name as Sergeant O'Conner at the Nassau County Court, confirmed that the singer attended the 9:00 am session. He is scheduled to return on June 24.

In a telephone interview with the Jamaica Observer, Jae Brown-Thomas — the singer's wife — confirmed the incident.
Daville and His Wife in good times

She said calling the police was her last option.

"I am not trying to bash my husband but at the same time, what happened was wrong," she said.

Brown-Thomas, who manages her husband through Fashozy Records, said she has always led a private life as they were always a private couple.

"I still love my husband and I want everyone to know we are going through a rough time," she said.

"I had no choice in action. My husband is a big, tall man," she said.

She said they both needed time to resolve it.

Singer Da’Ville has been released from lockup, The singer has since removed his clothes and other belongings from the matrimonial home after being reportedly slapped with a restraining order which prevents him from having any form of contact with his wife of 5 years or going anywhere near the home.

May 22, 2013

Vybz Kartel Gaza Slim etc Frustrated about cases

Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim
There have been reports indicating that Gaza Slim and Pim-Pim along with embattled Gaza boss Vybz Kartel are to return to court in July.

The three are jointly charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice.

When the matter was called before the Corporate Area R-M court last week friday, the case was put-off.

Gaza Slim who is frustrated with the constant delays in dicated on a radio news programme that she is frustrated with the constant back and forth with the court cases

Allegations are that Pim Pim assisted Gaza Slim with a report she made to the Constant Spring Police that she had been robbed by Clive Lizard Williams after Kartel was arrested for his murder.

Gaza Slim and Pim Pim are out on bail while Vybz Kartel remains behind bars.

Kartel who faces two separate murder charges has been in custody since September 2011.

Beenie Man Keep on Pushing

According to recent radio reports Beenie Man was scheduled to leave the island yesterday to Atlanta to add the final touches to a collaboration with hip hop artiste and actress Karlie Redd who is well-known for her role on the VH1 series, ‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.
Beenie one of the top dancehall acts in jamaica for the past 20 years is trying his best to keep up with the likes of Konshens, Assassin and Mr. Vegas...
Beenie indicated that he did a recent Karlie Ried recently, the DJ will be off the island for a while

May 20, 2013

Reggae Veteran Toots Hit Hard with a Huge bottle in the Head

Apparently some drunk youngster went bizzerk recently at a Toots and the Maytals performance at a concert in Virginia USA. The teen though drunk had a wicked aim as the massive glass bottle landed flush on the forehead of Toots. The teen has since been arrested, Toots in the meantime have stiched up jis wounds and have move on to other shows... here is a video and report of the incident by CBS news

May 16, 2013

Dancehall Star Shaggy bearly recognised by New Generation - replaces major lazer though

In a report from it was pointed out that ..In a performance that will conjure nostalgic memories of the early 2000s, Jamaican-American singer Shaggy will replace electronic music duo Major Lazer at this weekend’s Green Key concert. At the show, he will perform alongside rapper ASAP Rocky after Major Lazer dropped out for a last-minute commitment in France last week. While many students were surprised by the choice, those interviewed said they were excited to revisit some of the hits Shaggy released during their childhoods.

Shaggy’s website and Facebook page confirm his May 17 performance on Gold Coast lawn. Programming Board, however, declined to comment on Shaggy’s selection.

Shaggy, born Orville Richard Burrell, is a former Marine who fought on the frontlines in the Persian Gulf War. His stage name was inspired by his shaggy hair and the name of Scooby-Doo’s companion in the popular animated cartoon franchise.

Shaggy is primarily known for his hit song “It Wasn’t Me” (2000) and won a Grammy in 1996 for his album “Boombastic.” Two of his songs reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and “Hot Shot” (2000) was certified six times platinum in the United States.

Matt Garczynski ’14 was surprised Programming Board chose an artist who he has not heard mentioned in over a decade.

“He’s not relevant, he’s way in the past,” Garczynski said. “But it’ll still be fun in the way it would be if they brought back a band like Blink-182.”

Garczynski said Shaggy still has name recognition and will make for an interesting pairing with rapper ASAP Rocky.

Since Shaggy played a “significant part” in her childhood, Kelsey Sipple ’16 said she is excited to feel nostalgic about the past.

Many students interviewed also did not know much about the singer.

Jacob Savos ’16 said he was unfamiliar with Shaggy.

“I don’t know who he is, but I’m sure he’ll still be a good addition to the show,” Savos said. “I think the majority of people will definitely like his style of music. All the reactions I’ve seen have been very positive and people have been very excited.”

Maya Herm ’13 said Shaggy is an upgrade from last year’s Green Key weekend, when Programming Board did not host an official concert. Herm said she thinks Shaggy is a bigger name than Major Lazer.

Myles McMurchy ’16 said Shaggy’s style might not appeal to all students.

“I think he will appeal less than Major Lazer because Major Lazer is at the forefront of the dance and electronica music that is really popular right now, whereas Shaggy is a reggae artist, which is not as mainstream,” he said.

McMurchy added that he thinks Shaggy’s music is “a lot of fun” and the student body will have as much fun watching Shaggy perform as they would at a Major Lazer performance.

Shaggy is credited with making reggae music more accessible to the American public at the turn of the century. By 2001, his album “Hotshot” reached the top of the charts over albums from major artists, including Jennifer Lopez and The Beatles. Rolling Stone magazine’s David Fricke called Shaggy “Dancehall reggae’s genial ambassador” in 1997.

Shaggy’s 2002 and 2005 albums failed to garner as much commercial success as his previous efforts.

Recently, he has been focusing on live performances and concerts over making albums.

Shaggy will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday on Gold Coast lawn.

May 12, 2013

Kanye West Bumped head into a pole.. badly... O shiiiittt

In a bid to escape the papz Kenye west hung his head down was not looking where the rass he was going and then kaboom .. dude bumped in a pole then got pissed off at the paps... ..poor kim didnt know what to do..that bump made a loud sound man.. you could hear it a mile away.. ROFL

The Irony - impersonators worry about being Impersonated

Sometime ago round head was awfully worried about twin of twins copying his style, eat food off it and him a dead fi hungry. now the table has shifted a bit as it was pointed out in a recent report in the star that Dancehall duo Twin of Twins is asking selectors to ignore unscrupulous individuals who are claiming to be Ankle Socks, who is a fictitious character in their most recent CD Stir It Up Volume 10.

According the twins, at least two persons have claimed that somebody has approached them under the name Ankle Socks, while seeking to sell jingles.

Patrick Gaynor who spoke to The STAR says, give us our props.

"We heard from more than one person that somebody is saying that they are Ankle Socks, but don't say that because we made that character. Just give Twin of Twins their props if you admire the work, and don't try to pretend that you are a literal character," he said.

According to the twins, several of the characters are based on the personalities of real people, examples being Jah Mikes, Big Wayne, Bounty Killer, Mutabaruka, Mr Adams among others. However, other characters like Ankle Socks are fictitious.

"Because of the attention and the success that Big Wayne got out of the CD, people are hoping to get the same success. So I guess that is why they are trying to mimic a character," he said.

Twin of Twins also took the opportunity to clear up misconceptions pertaining to the originators of certain popular slangs.

"A we first sey 'I are the one' Bounty Killer never said that in his life until we sey dat on our CD. 'Wah duh man yah man' by Big Wayne - a we sey dat on the CD. Plus other slangs with Julian and so forth, so don't mek mistake and think the slangs were made by the real characters, it's all Twin Of Twins," Gaynor said.

The artiste says the success of the latest CD has already got them tour dates.

"We are getting a lot of calls from local promoters. We have our US, tour starting on Monday; we also have an Africa tour coming up, so the summer is going be busy. The success of the CD is overwhelming because it has only been released for a little over two weeks and we have tours coming out of it," he said.

Twin of Twins also revealed that their tour will carry both dancehall and comedy displays. Some popular scenes from the CD will also be re-enacted live onstage.

Jamaican Dancehall Music cleaned up a little bit and Back on the Rise

In a recent report by Chris Mugan in New Zealand Herald he pointed out that dancehall is back on the rise as it was A decade ago a gay rights group called for the arrest of several singers over lyrics they said incited violence.
With Bruno Mars and Wyclef Jean guesting on Diplo's new Major Lazer album, Jamaican artist Busy Signal guesting on No Doubt's comeback record and bass-heavy tunes heard in Britain's hipster clubs, Jamaican dancehall seems to be enjoying a peak of influence on mainstream pop and underground dance.

And yet, a decade ago, the genre was mired in controversy.

As a musical term, dancehall has been used since the '80s to describe a distinct style emphasising rhythm over melody, with Sly & Robbie among its most famed producers.

A step-change came with the ditching of in-house bands for pure digital instrumentation, providing a platform for the high-energy ragga vocalists that emerged in the '90s and vied to provide the killer line over popular backing tracks, or riddims.

May 9, 2013

Vybz kartel betrayed by Popcaan and Tommy Lee?

In a recent report in a local news paper Incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel has rubbished allegations of being beaten behind bars.
According to the self-proclaimed world boss, he is in high spirits and is focused on the journey set before him courtesy of local authorities.
"I want the fans to know that I am physically okay. I have never been stabbed, kicked, punched or beaten and I did not try to commit suicide. Jail is undoubtedly, unquestionably the worst place to be on this planet called Earth, but as it relates to my encounters with the correctional officers at the institution, I have no complaints," he said in a letter addressed to The STAR.
The artiste says he has received continued support from his parents and his common-law wife and babymother during his tribulation; however, he remains disappointed with some of his former musical associates.
"Despite being denied bail recently, and being betrayed by Popcaan and Tommy Lee whilst going through the darkest hour of my existence, I am unparalleled in my determination to remain positive. I do a lot of reading and writing and usually try to exercise." he said.
His book, The Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto co-authored by Michael Dawson of People's Telecom fame, received favourable feedback in places like Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Bulgaria, Chile and Amsterdam, and recently spiralled a debate from literature enthusiasts about whether it should be included in the CXC syllabus.
As a recording artiste, Vybz Kartel remains current and relevant in the dancehall genre, receiving the Artiste of the Year awards for both Youth View and Portmore Awards, respectively.
"I would like to thank all my fans who have been behind me in my time of peril and unjust prosecution. Thanks for your continued support of my music, making me the recipient of Youth View's Deejay of the years 2011 and 2012 as well as Portmore Awards 2012, plus voting countless songs to the number-one spot on the reggae/dancehall charts worldwide," he said.
Kartel has been in custody since September 2011. He and his co-accused are to return to the Home Circuit Court on May 27 when it is expected that their trial will begin.
The artiste and accomplices are alleged to have murdered Clive 'Lizard' Williams at Vybz Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew, on August 16, 2011.

First it was US visa setback now Wee Pow thrown off course by Dog

Wee Pow aka Father Pow

It was recently reported of the problems with stone love selectors and staff members having trouble leaving the island to the united states due to the stance taken by US immigration authorities.
So thats a set back for stone love ... now this... it was recently reported that Stone Love Sound System owner Wee Pow is today in hospital after a motor vehicle accident in the wee hours this morning.

Music News understands that Father Pow has broken his right leg, and suffered a few minor cuts and bruises. The veteran selector’s F150 was also badly damaged.

Wee Pow sustained the injuries while reportedly trying to save the life of a dog. Music News understands that Father Pow who was heading home after leaving a party swerved to avoid hitting a dog when he collided in a wall in the Waterhouse area, near Moscow.

Unkown Jamaican Reggae Artiste Kabaka Pyramid Hits Billboard

Kabaka Pyramid

According to a recent star news report it was indicated that While he may not be a household name in Jamaica, reggae artiste Kabaka Pyramid has been gaining quite a bit of recognition since being featured on Billboard's Next Big Sound.

the artiste said he was very pleased about the achievement.

"I feel good about it, feel like the work that we've been doing is getting appreciated. We definitely feel good overall," he said, noting that he has been doing a lot of work on social media websites such as SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.

According to, Next Big Sound is a chart that measures 'the fastest accelerating artistes during the past week, across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success, as measured by Next Big Sound.'

Kabaka's biggest market up to the point he was featured on were in Europe and the United States west coast. However, in recent times it has been growing in places like Jamaica, Africa, Australia and Mexico.

new achievement

With this new achievement, Kabaka says he believes it will have a good impact on his career.

"I can see ways in which it is boosting my career already in terms of interviews, different producers calling, and shows. We will see how significant it is in the future," he said, noting that persons have been contacting him from places like Switzerland, Atlanta and New York.

As for Jamaica, "I feel people will be more inclined to play the music. Once you are getting regular play, you will become a household name."

In addition to the recent Billboard boost, Kabaka says he is also getting ready to do a new EP. The new production will include songs like No Capitalist, King Kabaka, Lead The Way, Warrior (a collaboration with Protoje)and Worldwide Love.

In July and August, he says he will be doing tours in the United States, performing at major events like Reggae On The River and Northwest World Reggae Festival. He will also be touring Europe in late August and September.
Check out one of Kabaka Pyramids top song called FREE FROM CHAINS

May 7, 2013

Vybz Kartel the Bob Marley of Dancehall - Video

The good Doctor continues to express her Love for Vybz Kartel. Here she described Vybz Kartel as the Bob marley of Dancehall. Dr. Cooper is still expressing her surprise on the quality of Vybz Kartels book and says the DJ is still innocent until proven guilty.
Check out the video

Sound System Selectors Fight to Survive

It was recently reported that Award-winning selector Ricky Trooper, last evening, hosted a meeting with fellow selectors and other music industry players in keeping with his promise to unite the industry.

The unification, Trooper had previously explained, is necessary to fight what he sees as the Government's attempts to put an end to street dances.

The meeting was hosted at Skateland, in Half-Way Tree, and was well attended.

In an informal speech, an outspoken Trooper encouraged his fellow selectors to join forces to save Jamaica's sound system culture.

May 3, 2013

Vybz Kartel book for CXC?

It was recently reported by the star that Dr Carolyn Cooper's article 'Vybz Kartel's Book for CXC', published last month, has been criticised by some Jamaicans, who say the incarcerated deejay's book has no place in the classroom.

Tameka Gordon, 32, a mother of two, told THE STAR with fervour, "I haven't read it, but I wouldn't want my children reading Kartel's crap!"

Anthony Byfield, 23, expressed, "Personally speaking, I haven't read the book to know its content to say whether it's school oriented, but knowing Kartel him probably talk about some negatives about the Government, so I don't think so."

Mark Stanley, 24, told THE STAR however, " I couldn't say because I haven't read it, and I don't know its content, but if it has positive messages and is something that is relevant to learning regardless of his character, then maybe it could be a part of it."

In Dr Cooper's article, published in The Gleaner, she said Kartel's book, which was released last year, "Gives a penetrating account of the deadly conditions endured by too many youths who are barely surviving on the margins of Jamaican society."

According to her, The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto should be read in and out of school, it ought to be on the CXC social studies syllabus".

She argued, "It raises complex issues of social justice in an accessible way, this book will engage the attention of every student".

Unlike many others, Antoinette Shakespeare, 19, thinks otherwise.

"I think it should be incorporated in the syllabus because it encourages thought and a look at the other aspect of society that we often pretend doesn't exist," she said.

Brand New Song from Mavado with Rick Ross and Akon

When Movado is not wanted by the local authorities in Jamaica the dancehall sing-j does things like getting the likes of Akon and Rick Ross for a new track called “Rise Up.” The gully gawd channels his inner rebel and puts it down on the track. The vocals laid down by Konvict Muzik’s co-founder is perfect for the song’s theme. Add in Ross’ verse, and this song is well put together. These are three really different artists getting together to make a song for the revolutionaries around the world.
Check it out... below

May 2, 2013

Dancehall artiste beaten to a pulp by a renter woman

It was recently reported that Less than a month of living in his new apartment, dancehall artiste Unicorn was left battered and bloodied after he and his landlady were involved in an altercation.
Unicorn told THE STAR that he has since had to seek medical attention because of the terrible injuries he sustained.
"Is one piece a commotion gwaan. Dem buss up mi face and mi head. Me rent a place and di landlord tell me say is a quiet and decent place and she nuh want no bag a crowd and noise inna her yard. Mi tell her mi good with that. The first night mi move in is like a big dance she keep inna di yard and mi ask her how she say she nuh want no noise but yet she have man a smoke weed and a make noise. She say a fi her place and she can do anyting she want," Unicorn told THE STAR.
According to the deejay, that is where the problem started. He said the landlady complained to the men in the yard about the conversation they had.
"Di yute dem draw dung pon me and a ask if me have a problem wid dem. One a di yute dem thump me inna mi face and mi thump him back. By time dat happen, she bruk bokkle pon me and mi haffi run guh a station," Unicorn said.
threatening text
He then decided to move out and the landlady agreed to return his deposit. She later started sending threatening text messages to his phone stating that he owed her $2,000 for light bills.
"When she say me owe her fi light mi tell her fi take the $2,000 out a di deposit and give me the rest. She start tell me bere nastiness bout mi madda and ting and mi get nine days fi vacate the premises. When mi go back there in the night mi realise say she take out mi light bulb and mi did have $3,000 in there and dat missing to, so mi report it to the police station."
When mi report it to the police dem say dem soon come a di house, so I went back there and knock pon her door and ask her why she take out mi bulb. She start cuss say she want her $2,000 fi light and a tell me say mi nah get back no deposit. Den she fling bokkle after me, buss up mi face, and head. Mi nuh live there one month and dis lady cause big disgrace pon me," he said.
The landlady has since been arrested by the police and is awaiting a court date. In the meantime, Unicorn is hoping that his landlady returns his deposit, along with the $3,000 she took out of his apartment, and also withstand the costs of his doctor bills