Dec 27, 2014

Sting 2014 Bopped to an End

Sting was brought to a premature end this morning after it was reported that Masicka and Demarco's entourage got into a scuffle backstage during the performance of Major Mackerel's. The show then went into a tail spin from there. The likes of Tommy Lee, Gage, Ryno, and Kiprich tried in vein to bring back things to order, with Lee expressing his disgust about what happened.
The clash between Ryno and Kiprich never got off the ground as it should as things went not how it was intended. It was reported that Ryno grabbed the mic from Kiprich and thats when the plug was pulled. Kiprich was realing out tunes after tunes even about Ryno's $3 million he won last year... and with Ryno desperately trying to get a song in..tried to no avail.. he then ripped the Mic from Kiprich in desperation.

Earlier the likes of Gully Bop got a good crowd response, Ishawna, Teflon and some early female clashing went down well with the crowd.

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Dec 17, 2014

Sting 2014

The 2014 Sting poster.. missing are beenie man bounty killer and alkahline. Of cousre Kartel is represented by Gage.. check out his pic second from top left. Gully Bop is up in it for sure .. i expect him to take the show.. barring a killing from the likes of ninja man

Dec 12, 2014

There has been an Attempt on Corey Todd life

With the death of ROACH sometime ago when he was brutally gunned down at a Gas Station and it was well known that ROACH was an affiliate to Vybz Kartel when Vybz Kartel was very black. Now Corey Todd was affiliated with Vybz Kartel when Kartel was moving from Brown to White, they were business partners. ...and it is well known that the relation ship between the two broke down, so it was for the relationship between Kartel and ROACH.
Now Roach is dead and there has been an attempt on the life of Todd.
It was recently reported that One of two gunmen who shot and injured nightclub manager and dancehall promoter Corey Todd early Thursday morning was shot dead by a cop during a gunfight in St James.
According to the observer at about 5:00am Todd was in the process of closing the facility when he was pounced upon and shot by two armed robbers.
The bandits were reportedly challenged by an off-duty police who was passing by.
One of the would-be robbers was subsequently shot and killed, while his crony escaped.
Todd was rushed to hospital where he is said to be undergoing surgery.The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) is investigating.

Todd, who once partnered with dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, operates the Quad and Taboo Night Clubs in New Kingston and the Taboo Night Club in Montego Bay.

Buju Banton trying to make Sting 2014

With the upcoming "Greatest One night Show on Earth" Sting 2014, it has been roumered that the likes of Buju Banton would be a great entry in the show if the Jamaican convicted artiste was deported to Jamaica in time for the show. According to recent reports the Grammy winning Jamaican reggae artiste, Buju Banton, who was convicted on cocaine trafficking charges in 2011, has filed a motion in court in an attempt to secure an earlier release date, according to a report in a Florida newspaper.

The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buju, whose given name is Mark Myrie, filed his own motion from prison asking to be released early based on a recent change in federal drug sentencing guidelines.

Buju is currently serving a mandatory ten-year sentence for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

He is scheduled to be released in 2019. s

Nov 5, 2014

Bounty Killer and Beenie Man Sings together

Is it a good thing that Bounty Killer and Beenie man did a collaboration recently. I heard snippet of the song, it dont sound all that. But why now...? why do a collab now? why do a collab?
One has to remember that these guys have been fighting for that past 20 years. This fighting has been lost in this day and age of konshens, i-octane, kalado, Alkablind etc...
Beenie man has almost always remained current... but not so over the last 2 years or so whilst bounty killer has found a hit once every 6 years or so,,, some say he dont need to have a hit because his catalogue is deep and wide enough like Beenie Mans.. and i agree.
Beenie and Bounty should be living off concerts and rights to their songs right now. To still be recording can be seen as a sign of desperation and fear of being seen as done and washed up artises. These guys had enough time to build their production company and venture into other means of living. ... now if you going to make songs being the G.O.A.T that they are .. make it good and make it a HIT..

Oct 29, 2014

Kalado locked up and Quarantined for Ebola?

this new artiste called kalado.. has been running some nice clean hits in the dancehall recently and has been doing well. He is from the Bounty Killer lead Alliance Next Generation ANG. This contains other artiste but for the most part Kalado has been the one shining. The group was more or less constructed after the Alliance as we knew has disintegrated somewhat...
Now there have been reports indicating that DANCEHALL artiste Kalado has been detained in Miami, Florida for the past 10 days. Kalado, whose given name is Eton Gordon, is reportedly being held on suspicion of immigration fraud, his publicist Ray Alexander told local news media.
“I really don't know much, but I can confirm that he has been detained.
I have made contact with his management team and they told me that an attorney was appointed,” said Alexander, who insists that the singjay's travel documents are authentic.
Kalado was slated to perform in Boston on the weekend of October 17.
It has been speculated that the sinjay might be quarantined for observation for Ebola has he may have recently toured parts of Africa
Efforts to contact his management team were unsuccessful.
Kalado, 30, is a member of deejay Bounty Killer’s Alliance Next Generation for the past few years.
The two collaborated on the 2012 single When She Wine, which was followed by Nuh Gyal Caan Tear Mi and Whole Night.
The following year, Kalado got his breakthrough with the hit singles Make Me Feel, Good Good Bring Life and Body Nuh Dead.
His popularity increased this year with Pree Money and Gyal and Personally.

Aug 20, 2014

Top Ten 10 Jamaican Dancehall and Reggae in Jamaica Right Now August 2014

Check out the latest top ten dancehall and reggae music in Jamaica.. Been a while .. i know,,, but here are some frash tracks here since my last post. Vybz Kartel is back on the list, they cant seem to get rid of this creature - has a nice one called Miami Vice episode. Also Charly Blacks is there .. i cant recall seeing Charly on the charts in recent times and this sone dont seem too hot but hey im not gonna scream payolla here cause technically it cant be. There is a new artiste called Kranium who has a hit song here... i hope its not a 1 hit wonder. My favourite artiste these days Chronixx is very much well represented on the chart with 2 tracks.. one of them is almost a tear jerk-er for me. The is a foreign raggae tune in the mix... its alright..

Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right NOW

10.  Jamaican Everyday - Charly Black

9. Miami Vice Episode - Vybz Kartel

8.  Who Knows - Protoje & Chronixxx

7. Nobody Has to Know - Kranium

6. Trendsetter - I-Octane

Jun 9, 2014

VYbz Kartel ,,, said scammer and ZJ wah wah the same tune

ZJ Wah wah .. as you may all know is currently in the united states in custady as he was charged for lotto scamming. It was today i heard a song that convicted murderer vybz kartel did some time ago called Business.
In that song reference made to ZJ wah wah and the scamming business. I was trying to make the connection... as the line goes .. "trick a gyal fuk a gyal scyammer businizz Zj wah wah hammer business"",,,.
Im not sure if Kartel was aware that Wah Wah was involved in mattters of this nature and thus the sublte reference in the song. If its just a coincidence then .. bad omen ?
And things are not looking of the ZJ as it was recently reported in the press that the JAMAICAN disc jock ZJ Wah Wa, who was arrested in Florida on wire fraud and money laundering charges earlier this month, will be tried in a North Dakota court.

The disc jock (given name Deon-ville O'Hara) was ordered transferred to that state when he appeared in court Tuesday.

It is, however, unclear where he is being held.

Keith Reisenauer, assistant attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota, confirmed the transfer, but had no records on the disc jock's whereabouts.

"We have no information on where he's being held," Reisenauer told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

"The US Marshals have him in their custody... and no date has yet been set for his court appearance," was all he disclosed.

The disc jock, who is employed to Zip 103 FM, was arrested by US law enforcement authorities during a visit to Florida. It is alleged he helped run a lottery scam in Jamaica that induced American victims to send millions of dollars for 'lottery winnings'.

Once the parties were duped, it is alleged ZJ Wah Wa travelled to the US and picked up money from the victims.

He is charged on three counts, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and money laundering. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Herman F Rubio Jr, the Florida attorney who represented ZJ Wah Wa, specialises in drug trafficking, money laundering and securities fraud. He said he will be represented by a new attorney 'up north'.

D'Adra Williams, ZIP 103 FM's station manager, issued a statement on the company's position yesterday.

"We will allow the due process of the law to take place, where persons are given the benefit of the doubt and presumed innocent until proven guilty. Our employees will be extended the same courtesy," the statement read.

The Associated Press reported that the victims are an 83-year-old North Dakota woman who sent seven cheques amounting to US$158,000 after being promised US$19 million in winnings; and a South Dakota man who sent a US$14,000 cheque after being promised US$3.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz.

In response to complaints from the American government, the Jamaican government set up a lottery scam task force in 2009 to stamp out the illegal activity.

May 6, 2014

Vybz Kartel Gaza Empire ... still not dead... there is more?

According to media reports it was indicated that As it becomes more apparent that Worl' Boss Vybz Kartel could be incarcerated for several decades, other artistes have taken it upon themselves to keep the Gaza brand alive with the Gaza Next Generation (GNG).

Two of the latest adherents to the Gaza legacy are Gaza Nana and Stamma Gramma.

"At the end of the day, we a Gaza from birth and Vybz Kartel along with fellow ex-members of the Gaza inspire us to do music in di fus place hombre. Many people waa see Kartel fall, and they get wha them wish fah, but we a go mek sure his legacy and what he started don't end wid his downfall," Gaza Nana, whose real name is Jamarlie Guthrie, said.

Gaza Nana, 21, was raised in Portmore, but hails from Irish Pen, St Catherine. He is known for songs such as Tick Tock, Wine Up Fimi and an Alkaline diss song that is huge in Spanish Town.

For his part, Stamma Gramma, who first came to public attention last year in a feud with Tommy Lee Sparta over a song called Scammer Anthem, is enthusiastic about the GNG.

"This is not about me nor my story, this is about preserving one of the most successful legacies in dancehall music, the Gaza, and who better to do it than the loyal fans and associates of the Gaza. I do hope we receive Worl' Boss's blessing," Stamma Gramma, whose real name is Michael Williams, said.

Stamma Gramma operates popular dancehall fan pages on Facebook including Gaza Fans Only and Dancehall Worldwide, alongside one of Gaza Next Generation members Gaza Leeha. The 22 year-old was raised in Tavern, Papine and hails from New York, United States where he is president of Gtunez, one of the fastest developing companies ever to make its debut in the dancehall music industry scene. "Gaza Nana met Vybz Kartel while performing at a show in Dela Splash in 2008, while I met Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm in 2008 at Portmore Empire All Schools Jamboree, where Shawn Storm introduced me as as one of the future members of Gaza, then named Portmore Empire," Stamma Gramma said.

The GNG is a bit of a rogue organisation as it was never brought to the attention of Vybz Kartel, nor did they attempt to ask for his approval.

"We will only cease and desist with the idea if Vybz Kartel condemns the plan publicly," Stamma Gramma said.

Other members of the newly formed Gaza Next Generation include MoBay-based artiste Gaza Leeha, New York-based artiste Lala Pinkdoll and Spanish Town-based Talex Daynjah, Don Dappa and Wycked Haat.

Stamma Gramma also added that an open invitation will always be open to Gage, Likkle Danjah and "Vybz Kartel's children as they are the natural heir to the Worl' Boss' throne".

Vybz Kartel appeal May Take 5 Years

Embattled dancehall star Vybz Kartel is currently channeling his focusing on his appeal.
The self proclaim Worl’Boss, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, Andre St John are all serving a life sentences in a maximum security prison after being convicted of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams on March 13.

Kartel and his three co-convicts have since filed paperwork appealing the conviction on the grounds that they received an unfair trial.
But law enforcement sources told news media that the appeal process in Jamaica could take up to five years due to a huge backlog of cases.
“Currently the Appeal Court is seeing cases that were filed up to five or more years ago,” the source said. “So it could be a number of years before Vybz Kartel get a decision on his appeal. In the meantime he will continue to serve his sentencing until such time arrive.”
Vybz Kartel will become eligible for parole in 35 years when he is 73 years old.
Kartel says he will not be making music behind bars despite a plea from his fans to continue to record.

Mavado calls Bounty Killa Music Garbage

According to media reports it was indicated that Mavado said "You have to be on my level to want a lyrical confrontation" in response to Bounty Killa's recent diss tracks.

Mavado bashed Bounty Killa calling the tracks garbage.

Bounty Killa has released a few songs the latest includes “A Who” and “Death Work” both labeled Mavado diss.
Bounty Killa is credited for breaking Mavado on the dancehall scene through his Alliance squad.

Since Mavado signed the dotted lines with Miami born hip-hop rapper and disc jock Dj Khaled’s “We The Best” music group, many questioned the singjay’s loyalty.

This led to the release of a track dubbed “Real Talk” by entertainer Busy Signal in which he questions Mavado’s loyalty warning the singjay not be ungrateful.

Apr 30, 2014

Bounty Killer disses Mavado in New Song

Bounty goes all out in this new track and Diss Mavado.... and its not subliminal .. call out Mavado and diss him proper.

Apr 26, 2014

Vybz Kartel recent Top Songs

Well the bleacher is no longer in the studios ... at least for now. but one thing for sure his tunes are still on rotation. These are some of the top ones since the last couple months.

Vybz Kartel - Represent Portmore

Vybz Kartel (Worl' Boss) - Louis V

Vybz Kartel - You Want Me (Raw) - Igloo Riddim

Vybz Kartel - Addi

Apr 10, 2014

Vybz Kartel killed 100 men?

There are reports in the Media that entertainer Vybz Kartel now convicted murderer is responsible for the death of 100 persons. This was indicated by the Commissioner of Police. According to the commissioner Vybz Kartel and his gang was responsible for over 100 deaths.
Vybz Kartel is now serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Clive lizard Williams.

Mar 13, 2014


It was reported today that Dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel and three of his four co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams marking the end to a keenly watched trial that has lasted for 65 days.

The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m.

Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict.

They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict was not unanimous and was reached under two hours.

The jurors then went back to consider the matter before again returning to the courtroom.

Adidja Palmer – GUILTY
Shawn Campbell – GUILTY
Kahira Jones – GUILTY
Shane Williams – Not GUILTY
Andre St John – GUILTY

The convicts are to be sentenced on March 27.

Kartel, 38, whose real name is Adidja Palmer and his co-accused went on trial on November 20 in the Home Circuit Court.

They had been in custody since September 2011.

They were charged with the murder of 27-year-old Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, of Waterford, St Catherine.

The Crown represented by senior deputy director of public prosecutions, Jeremy Taylor, and Crown Counsel Leighton Morris alleged that on August 16, 2011 ‘Lizard’ was beaten to death at Kartel's house at 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St Andrew over two missing guns.

SEE: THE KARTEL TIMELINE - How the trial unfolded

The prosecution relied on circumstantial evidence and common design to prove its case against the men.

Those found guilty are to return to court for sentencing on March 27.

Kartel and five other men had been charged with William’s murder, but at the start of the trial in November last year, the fifth co-accused, fashion designer, Calvin Haye, was freed after the Crown offered no evidence against him.

Feb 27, 2014

Top 10 Dancehall and Reggae in Jamaica right now

Check out the latest top ten dancehall and reggae music in jamaica.. I love the Tarrus Riley here it is just as good or better than the current number one  ;)

Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right nOW

10.  Here Comes Trouble - Chronixx

9.  Things Mi Like - Alkaline   

8.  Pree Money - Kalado  

7. Want It All  - Sean Paul ft Konshens

6. My Day -  Tarrus Riley 

click to see the top 5

Mavado dissing Bounty Killer the Ground God?

Mavado is still around in the dancehall scene. He is not making the frequent hits as he use to do but he is making hits just the same... With his nemesis Vybz Kartel soon to be locked up (except for a miracle ...he might not) there is minor pickings for Mavado to have a verbal spat these days. We know that Mavado and Flexx are no longer good friends ... but we are not sure of the relationship between him and Bounty Killer the "Ground God" aka the "grungad".
In this recent track called "Pon di Gully" by Mavado speculations are that there is a subliminal diss in that track directed at Bounty Killer the Ground God. Its obvious there is a diss for Flexx who rise from the grime of the gully with Mavado - so when mavado says they are saying that they are cussing about his style flow and that he made it big because of them.... he is perhaps directing his venom at Flexx. But as for the line about the people in the dancehall don't want to see a next "God"... and that he is the leader of the new school and some of them should go a and look a next job - this is where some make the connection to Bounty Killer the Ground God. Mavado should be the only God in dancehall and Bounty Killer should find another means of making living.. perhaps the figuree bizznizz... idk rasta
check out the track

Feb 19, 2014

Vybz Kartel verdict coming soon

The lawyer for accused murderer Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer has told a Home Circuit Court jury that the defense has left the State's case against his client naked and exposed as a conspiratorial lie.

Tom Tavares-Finson made the comment while making his closing arguments to the 11-member jury in the murder case involving Kartel and his four co-accused.

The defense closed its case this morning, paving the way for addresses to be made to the jury.

Tavares-Finson told the jury that the prosecution, in trying to prove its case, brought a number of witnesses masquerading in robes of the Constitution and in the authoritative robe of the Director of Public Prosecution.

He said the prosecution had said their witnesses would have been ones of truth and bring evidence to convince them of the role of the accused in the case.

However, the lawyer said through cross-examination, the defense has ripped the robes to threads, leaving the prosecution's case naked and exposed as a conspiratorial lie.

Tavares-Finson said the prosecution's case has also been left dressed in incompetence.

He pointed to the missing original copy of the main witness' statement to the police and a compact disc containing original evidence.

He also highlighted the notebook lost by Senior Superintendent of police Cornwall 'Bigga' Ford.

He told the jurors that they have been left to judge a case tampered and discredited by the prosecution's dishonesty and incompetence.

Yesterday morning, Tavares-Finson complained that the defense was served with some documents overnight.

One of the documents was a report from handwriting experts William Smiley and George Dixon.

The lawyer said the defense was not told about the second expert and that it was a serious breach of the protocol of disclosure and prosecutorial misconduct.
He asked the presiding judge, Justice Lennox Campbell to sanction the prosecution.

The Crown is alleging that Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer; entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm; André St John; Shane Williams; and Kahira Jones, murdered Clive 'Lizard' Williams on August 16, 2011.

All the defendants have given unsworn testimony declaring their innocence.

Feb 18, 2014

Brand New SOng from Vybz Kartel - Portmore

Even though Vybz Kartel is close to being either locked up for a long time or executed the Jamaican Dancehall Star still more songs in the bag that are unreleased. This track called Portmore on the old time Baltimore Riddim is a perfect example. This is another short boss influenced track. The track is ok.. full of lyrics ,,but its on a 1980's riddim called Baltimore.. check it out

Feb 6, 2014

Vybz Kartel House stink of Dead Body... house smelled like dead animal

KINGSTON, Jamaica Observer — The lead investigator in the alleged murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams testified Tuesday that he smelled a foul odour “like the scent of a dead animal” inside the Hevendale home of entertainer Vybz Kartel, where Williams is believed to have been killed.

He said he noticed the smell when he visited the house on August 29, 2011.

Deputy Superintendent of police Vern Thompson, the man in charge of criminal investigations for the St Andrew North Police Division, testified also that the house was set on fire after his first visit on August 22, 2011, as part of a probe.

He said that the caution tape that he strung around the perimeter of the property was also torn down. The tape was replaced, Thompson said.

Additionally, Thompson, who was being led in his examination-in chief by senior prosecutor Jeremy Taylor, told the court that on a subsequent visit to the house on September 30 he noticed that the back of the house had been demolished and the police tape again torn down

Police believe Williams was killed on August 16, 2011.

Kartel and co-accused, fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm, André St John, Shane Williams and Kahira Jones are on trial for the murder.

Tommy Lee arrested for Lotto Scamming

Tommy Lee was arrested today for the what is alleged to be his involvement in the notorious lotto scam. Tommy Lee Sparta remains in police custody but has not been slapped with any charges.

Feb 3, 2014

Third World Leading Singer Bunny Rugs Dead

There have been reports that Veteran singer Bunny Rugs has died. It was indicated that Rugs, the leading singer for the group Third World reggae band, was battling cancer and was ailing for sometime. Bunny Rugs died in hospital.

Feb 2, 2014

Akaline gets head on Stage while performing

This is another indication of how dancehall has opened up to taboo sexuality... in this clip we see young rising danchall star Alkaline is given and imitation head by a girl from the audience...check it out at 6:14 it thrilled the audience

Girl Skins out and takes Wee wee in her Front

The world has change.. a lot since Bob Marley time... etc. Vulgarity rules and reigns. It sells some what.. it goes viral. good s-hit dont go viral .... unless its like a  Cliff Twang... but more often than not the dancing in dancehall over the past 15 years have gotten ridiculous... the latest to draw attention is this pic...shown below
It shows a girl skinning out and a man imitating pis-sing in her front.... now how is that for fun... now check out the look on the faces in the back ground.... and the "victim" LOL is drinking it ...right?

Jan 29, 2014

Vybz Kartel phone used while he was locked up

Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, the former Head of the Cybercrimes unit, was questioned at length this afternoon as to how a cellphone attributed to entertainer Vybz Kartel was used to make several calls when it was locked up for safe-keeping in his locker.

In response to defence lawyers Tom Tavares-Finson and Pierre Rogers, Linton said he had no explanation for that.

The policeman said the key was put on top of the locker and he did not take it home with him.

He said when he received the phones on October 3, 2011 from the Flying Squad, he did not access them until the 14th.

The lawyers suggested to the witness that the Blackberry phone was used on October 19 to make several calls.

The lawyers also suggested that the integrity of the phone has been compromised.

Linton said he could not say if it has been compromised and agreed that the phone was put in the locker for safe-keeping.

Tavares-Finson also suggested to the witness that phone messages referring to Kartel as a 'flight risk were put in when a bail application was being made for the entertainer.

Linton denied that suggestion.

He said all that happened was that the investigating officer had asked him to write a forensic report in relation to information from the BlackBerry messages.

It was then suggested that Linton had put in those messages to oppose the bail application.

However, Linton said his request was based on what was relevant to the court.

Rogers then suggested to the witness that he was a trickster but Linton said no.

Linton later agreed that calls were made from the cellphone while it was in his custody.

The lawyers then indicated that if the evidence that the phone was used was not brought out by the defence he would not have brought it out.

Linton responded by saying that his analysis was to extract data relevant to the case.

However, he said he had not reported the unauthorised use of the phone to his superiors.

Linton also denied the suggestion that he was setting up his colleagues for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Kartel, fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as 'Shawn Storm', Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John are on trial in the Home Circuit Court for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Williams was allegedly killed in relation to two missing guns.

Top Ten Dancehall Reggae songs in Jamaica right NOW

Check out the latest top ten dancehall and reggae music in jamaica..It seems Cham Chronixx rules this thingi the last part of the year here...

Check out the TOP TEN tunes in Jamaica right nOW

10. MY Destination - Zagga 

9. Bend Down - Cham ft O 

8 1..2...3 -  Alkaline

7   Wine and Jiggle - I Octane

6. Stupid Money - Wayne Marshall ft Sasco 
click to see the top 5

Jan 28, 2014

Marley beats Snoop Dogg or Lion

Ziggy Marley on monday of this week won in the category of Best Reggae Album beating the likes of Snoop Lion.

An AP report listed Marley among the early winners, Cyndi Lauper making the announcements during the pre-telecast ceremony.

Marley, who is the eldest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, and who has been presented with the award four times already, three times as the leader of his eponymous band, told The STAR, "We give thanks, it is an honour and a blessing. Much respect to the Recording Academy and the fans."

Next on the agenda, Marley said he was now "looking forward to the release of my new record, Fly Rasta".

Among the contenders ousted for the top spot were: Beres Hammond for his One Love, One Life (VP Records), Sizzla's The Messiah (VP Records), Sly & Robbie and The Jam Masters with Reggae Connection (K'z Records), and Snoop Lion's Reincarnated (RCA Records/Berhane Sound System/Boss Lady Ent/Vice/Mad Decent).

Hosted for a third straight time by LL Cool J, the prestigious Grammy Awards show was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and saw artistes/entertainers being honoured in approximately 70 categories.

Jan 24, 2014

Video Evidence starts in Vybz Kartel Case

KINGSTON, Jamaica:
A police sergeant has testified at the Vybz Kartel murder trial to seeing a man with a pick-axe stick in a phone video confiscated in the investigation of Clive 'Lizard' Williams' killing.

The prosecution is alleging that Williams was beaten and killed at the Havendale, St Andrew house of the entertainer on August 16, 2011 over two missing guns.

Yesterday, the prosecution tendered into evidence four mobile phones, an iPhone and three BlackBerry devices.

They were submitted by Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, who was formerly attached to the Cybercrime Unit of the police force.

Linton told the court he received the cell phones from a Detective Corporal Albert Pitt from the Police Flying Squad on October 3, 2011.

This morning, the policeman said, on October 22, 2011, he retrieved a BlackBerry phone and used his device to power the instrument.

He told the court that he extracted data into his forensic work station.

Sergeant Linton said the data extracted contained video and audio files, photographic images, textual data, documents and other files.

He said in one of the videos, he saw several persons.

He said one of the persons was a light-skinned man, with his right forearm showing a tattoo titled 'boss'.

He said the word was clearly visible with bright colour red ink.

He also said he saw a man holding a pick-axe stick.

The trial of Kartel and four others is continuing in the Home Circuit Court in downtown, Kingston.

Jan 20, 2014

BiSexual Dancehall Personality Revealed

Shuzzr "the mix fish" on the left with Tifa on the right
It was recently reported by the star news paper that Despite the homophobic nature of the dancehall industry, a dancehall publicist has come out to say he is bisexual.

Rickardo 'Shuzzr' Smith recently came to the fore with his sexuality.

"I Rickardo Smith, more popularly known as Shuzzr, has been a victim, is still a victim of discrimination because of my sexual orientation. I refuse to let my life be subjected to the old colonial thought. I must embrace a new era where all men are equal irrespective of their beliefs, lifestyle and choices," said the publicist, who has worked with persons such as Gaza Kim, Blak Ryno, Patexx, Teflon, Morgan Heritage, RDX and Lisa Hyper.

He noted that at the close of 2013 he decided to "confront his inner demons."

"Years ago, I pledged to serve the ultimate master of all. Though it's been challenging, it found me straying away from his will as I understood it. I was compelled to reflect on the life I've lived and continue to live and the choices I've made. I was living a life that men deemed abominable, while others like me saw it as a blessing only few will ever be able to experience," he said.

He continued, "Whilst it was not an exemplary life at times, I felt closer to my Creator than I could ever be, and though some moments found me on my knees crying, struggling, I asked for help and it was given. God's mercy continued despite not fulfilling my end of the deal. "

'God's mercy, as Smith puts it, did not make it any easier to work within dancehall.

"Over the last three years, I've represented several dancehall heavyweights with distinct pleasure and humility, but, while doing so, I was subjected to the torture that the industry is historically known to carry," he said.

"Dancehall has always stood firm in its belief against homosexuality. As a practitioner within the industry, I have had to endure the blatant hypocritical stance over the years, but if I'm to ever be who I truly am, and be truly comfortable with myself, in my soul, I must take a stance and speak against injustice, hate lyrics, discrimination, and anything that may seek to reduce the life of one and their beliefs."

anti-homosexual stance

And, although there is still a general anti-homosexual stance in the dancehall industry, Smith says he still wants to work in the industry.

"I'm still a publicist and I hope dancehall artistes would still engage me, but, so far, I represent no one since the start of the year," he told THE STAR, noting that he is currently working as a freelance journalist.

"I've managed to build a brand and reputation, irrespective of my sexual orientation. There will always be backlash, but I'm embracing a dancehall culture where we all can have our stance and beliefs and still coexist. Judge me by my work not my sexuality."

And shortly after opening up about his sexuality, Smith also sent out a statement in which he said dancehall artiste Sizzla should have been dropped off the Grammy nomination list for the 'Best Reggae Album' category.

"In lieu of the Grammy reggae album nominations and Sizzla's performance at the recent staging of Sting, one would expect that the organisers of the most recognised entertainment award show worldwide would seek to distance themselves from the act and his pronouncements," he said in a press release.

"One cannot ignore Sizzla's contribution to the industry. However, we can't turn a blind eye to his prolonged negativity and the injustice his fellow gay Jamaicans face daily. The reggae industry over the years has produced a reservoir of talent from which such accolades would be more fitting of. Any artiste who continues in this day and age to promote homophobic lyrics and receives international recognition only helps to deter the fight for equality, justice, and freedom for all irrespective of their beliefs and sexual orientation."


This video was posted by Tony and questions are being asked about his sexuality

Vybz Kartel Trial continues

It was reported today that The cross examination of OCID officer Sean Brown continued in the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel.

Kartel whose real name is Adijah Palmer is on trial for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. Mr. Brown, who was examining the call logs from the accused phone had some issue accessing his logs and had to acquire another computer.

It was then highlighted by the prosecution that the call logs were not the same as there was a call that appeared on one log but not reflected on the other. It was also highlighted that call duration differed on each log. Mr. Brown noted that while he was unable to provide an explanation, they could be explained.

The cross examination of Mr. Sean Brown is currently ongoing in the home circuit court.

Jan 7, 2014

Vybz Kartel Trial may be Derailed - Reports

According to a Gleaner News report Veteran defence attorney, Bert Samuels, says there is a possibility that information that an individual purporting to be a juror in the Vybz Kartel murder case turned up at the office of a defense lawyer could derail the entire trial.

News source says while the murder case was on break over the Christmas period, the purported juror attended the lawyer's office.

However, it is reported that the lawyer declined to have any discussion with the person.

If it turns out that a juror had in fact sought to speak with the defence lawyer, there could be implications for the trial.

There's reportedly to be an investigation into the incident and Samuels says this is necessary to determine whether any damage had been done to the case.

Samuels says given how advanced the trial is he is hoping it will be found to have been an innocent encounter and the jury will not be dismissed.

When the trial resumed this morning, the jurors and the media were again barred as lawyers made submissions to the judge in relation to the in-camera hearing.

Before the matter was adjourned for the Christmas break, the jurors were asked to stay home because of the sensitive nature of the evidence being given by a cyber crime expert.

They are now expected to return to court tomorrow.

Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer and four other men are on trial in relation to the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

The prosecution says Williams was killed on August 16, 2011 allegedly over two missing guns.

Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John

Jan 6, 2014

Vybz Kartel Trial Continues,, the 2014 version

Well the Chistmas and New Year celebration has passed.. and now Vybz Kartel trial is scheduled to resume Monday morning in the Home Circuit Court with the prosecution and defence in an in-camera hearing.

Both sides have been perusing information retrieved from electronic gadgets including cellular phones and laptop computers. accused to ascertain what will be admitted into evidence.

Vybz Kartel, Shawn Campbell, also known as Shawn Storm, Kahirah Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St. John have been charged with the August 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Jan 4, 2014

New 2014 Song from Vybz Kartel - Make Up

This is a brand new song from Vybz Kartel. The riddim is not impressive ... overall the tune does not sound like a hit... but hey we know how world boss have a impact more time. But im going out on a limb and say this one is not gonna get many rotations....
This one is called "Make Up" and appear to be produced under the direction of Short Boss Muzik