October 2005 Archives

Dancehall - Sean Paul 'We Be Burning' Up Billboard

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sean_paul_002.jpg.jpgSean Paul is no doubt having a good week on the Billboard charts this week. He is currently #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and #10 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.

But these positions are not unfamiliar territory for this Dancehall superstar. In the past Sean Paul had entered the top 10 with singles like: Get Busy, Like Glue, Baby Boy (done with Beyonce), I'm Still In Love With You (featuring Sasha).





 

Dancehall Artiste - Kip Rich A Star For The Future

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It seems like such a long time ago that Marlon Plunkett aka KIPRICH was the Crazy Kid working out with the big one Jack Scorpio, as well as Danny Brownie of the hot Main Street Label to which he had been signed.

It was in fact, just the other day, the late nineties, when he catapulted onto the dancehall scene with his first number one single, LOGO DI BWOY. But KIPRICH has been so prolific since then, that he leaves fans in wonder at his many hits over such a short period of time.





The Game Arrested At Autograph Signing

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TheGame.jpgIt was the equivalent of getting nothing but raisin boxes in your goodie bag on Friday when the Game went to a mall in North Carolina to sign autographs. Instead of hanging with fans, the rapper was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when he refused to take his mask off.

According to a report by The Associated Press, the 25-year-old rapper (born Jayceon Taylor), and his crew were accused of causing a scene at the Four Seasons Town Centre on Friday when police said they were behaving disruptively and swearing loudly while in the mall for the signing session.





Reggae Artise - Junior Kelly's Album Launch

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JuniorKelly_yardflex.jpgJunior Kelly certainly has the knack for putting the right label on things. Like when he questioned why love could be so nice, yet hurt so bad and the song became the anthem for safe sex.

Now his sixth album tackles the issue of Tough Life, and since most Jamaicans agree that life could hardly be any tougher right now, it could well become the anthem for a generation refusing to cool.

Despite the acid title, the new product includes some refreshingly pleasant love songs and some moving inspirational ones too. These include his most recent hit single, the addictive Receive, which was very warmly appreciated at the launch, and a great duet with Dennis Brown titled Hold the Faith.





Judge Won't Dismiss R Kelly Charges

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Singer R Kelly is a step closer to trial after a judge refused to dismiss charges in a three-year old case against him for allegedly engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan rejected defence arguments that prosecutors have been too vague about when the alleged crime took place, said county state's attorney spokeswoman Marcy Jensen.






Macka Diamond - Soca Meets Dancehall

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Macka_yardflex.jpgKatana House Records (KHR), is a new independent record label based in London UK, and is about to pre-release it's very first rhythm, entitled; "The Hard Hitter Riddim". It will be released on the 22nd of October 2005, in Trinidad and Tobago, Miami, New York and the UK. "The Hard Hitter Riddim" is a combination of different genres of music; soca, dancehall and UK grime, produced by "JAatana" and co-roduced by legendary producer, arranger and engineer to the soca stars, "Kenny Phillips".

Featured on the rhythm for the build up to Trinidad's 2006 carnival, is a catchy duet entitled; "What Girls Like" by international female dancehall artist "Macka Diamond" who is currently signed to Greensleeves and international female soca artist "Denise Saucy Wow Belfon", who is one of the longest standing female soca artist in the world.






Jay Z & His Rival Nas Performs Together

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Nas_f.jpgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Bling took a back seat to brotherhood as Jay-Z surprised bloodthirsty fans by performing side-by-side with his rival Nas in a concert dedicated to squashing rap beefs.

The star-studded event at Continental Arena on Thursday night was promoted by New York radio station Power 105 as "Jay-Z Declares War," presumably against his rivals in the treacherous rap world. Leading up to the show, the station quoted Jay-Z as saying, "I gotta smash a couple people... everybody better make up and be my friend."






Vybz Kartel Lyrics - Cellular Get Gal Regular

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vybzKartel_yardflex.jpgArtiste: Vybz Kartel
Title: Cellular
Rhythm: Hello Moto
Intro:
Up to the time is modern
Technology from the southern to the northern
Run off:
Mi a use my cellular, Get gal regular
Nokia cellular get gal regular
Samsung cellular get gal regular
Hello Moto

Chorus:
How you fi have a gal if you nuh have a phone
She gi you di number yuh nuh have a phone
She woulda call fi di number, yuh nuh have a phone
Hurry up and go home to you comfort zone






Purported Janet Jackson nude video hits Internet

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janet_Yardflex.jpgLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No one can blame this on a wardrobe malfunction. A video clip that purportedly shows pop singer Janet Jackson sunbathing in the nude was circulating on the Internet on Thursday.

Jackson's manager in Los Angeles declined to comment on the footage and referred queries to the singer's New Jersey-based publicist, who did not immediately return repeated phone calls.





Third World - Marcia Griffiths For Reggae Festival

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The 2005 South Florida Family Reggae Festival organizers are proud to announce the musical headliners for this year's festival scheduled to take place Sunday, October 30, from 10am to 10pm at the Coconut Grove Expo Center at 2700 S. Bayshore Drive in Miami.

This year's festival headliners are Reggae music icons, the Grammy Award-winning supergroup, Third World, and "The First Lady of Reggae," Marcia Griffiths O.D. (I-Threes / Bob Marley and The Wailers).





Shinehead Wants to Strive In Jamaica Again

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ShineHead_yardflex.jpgShinehead is seeking to re-emerge on the Jamaican dancehall scene in a big way. The dynamic performer has been working on a number of projects to vault him back into the spotlight in a major way.
Although dancehall fans in Jamaica have not seen much of him in recent times, he says he has been working steadily.

"Almost every weekend, I have a show, I had one in San Diego recently, three weeks ago I was in Hawaii, one hour before, they asked me to emcee the show, so mi bring on Junior Reid, Sugar Minott, Everton Blender, so show gwaan every weekend," he said.





Greensleeves 'Feel It In The One Drop'

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greensleeves.jpgReggae music has too often been criticised for its willingness to deal with a painful reality that many would rather pretend was not happening at all and there is an implicit contradiction in attempting to make what could be classed as 'entertainment' out of real pain and suffering. It can sometimes be the only means of dealing with a reality too harsh to contemplate in any other way. Music can give a voice to the voiceless and out of the current conflagration of internecine violence simmering in the ghettos of Kingston has stepped a whole new generation of singers and deejays whose voices cry out to be heard... and the sound of the One Drop.






T.O.K Lyrics "Footprints" - Drop Leaf Riddim

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One set of footprints inna di sand - and yuh a grumble and a screw a seh it shoulda be two - remember one thing mi youth a Father God have the plan - so when you see one set of footprints a God carry you.





Anthony Cruz - Music Company Shan Shan

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Singer Anthony Cruz will be launching his own company, Shan Shan Music, to conincide with the release of his sophomore album 'Mama Blessing' next month. The twin projects are very much a labour of love, because they are dedicated to his tight-knit family unit. Cruz's new company is named after his daughter, Shanice, and he will be dedicating the album to his mother, Lorna Harriott, who currently lives in the state of Delaware in the United States.





Kevin Lyttle & Rupee Nominated C.S. Awards

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Teaneck, New Jersey,----USA The Caribbean Sunshine Awards organization announced earlier this month that international performing artists, Rupee of Barbados and Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are nominated for the 2005 Caribbean Sunshine Awards for their contribution to Caribbean music.





Japan - Look Out For So-Jah

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The dynamic duo So-Jah has now become a household name in various Japanese communities. The duo was propelled to stardom in Japan by attaining two number one singles under their belts, 'Pon De Corner' on the Guilty Rhythm and 'Life Get Harder' on the 'Tear Drops' rhythm featuring Martina, both of which were produced by CashFlow Records.





Strictly The Best Of Jamaican Music

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(Jamaica, NY-October 25th) After departing from the traditional format for the past two years, VP Records has returned to a simultaneous release of two consecutive volumes in the latest installment of the Strictly The Best compilation.





John Legend added to Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues

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john_legend.jpgThe three day Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2006: The Art of Music, transforms the picturesque Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay from Thursday, January 26 through to Saturday, January 28 next year. Well known for world class production values, a selection of leading yet diverse acts and an unparalleled comfort atmosphere, the ninth staging of the Festival is expected to supersede previous expectations.

Legend's album, Get Lifted, is his "major label debut album on Columbia Records. On the album, he shows his dynamism of fusing "classic old school soul music with the edgy flavor of 21st century hip-hop." Although he is new to the scene as a solo artiste, this unique and multi-talented artiste, has recently been nominated for four (4) VIBE Awards.





Carlene Davis - Rock Me Jesus

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carlenedavis_yardflex.jpgGospel singer, Minister Carlene Davis new album will be in stores worldwide this weekend. The album titled ROCK ME JESUS is being distributed in the United States and England by V.P. Records, in Canada by Universal Records and in the Caribbean by Glory Music.

According to Glory Music's Tommy Cowan the launch of the album will be through a special broadcast on Klas, F.M. 89, and R.J.R., A.M. 720, this he says will give a wider awareness of the product.

Containing fourteen tracks and a hidden track, Davis herself have co-written six of the tracks with her husband Tommy Cowan, whilst drawing on known Praise songs "Show Me Your Way, Draw Me Close, Hungry For You, Agnus Dei, I Have A Friend.

Says Carlene, "My personal testimony comes...





T.O.K's "Footprints" New Joint on 106 & Park

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New York, NY - October 20, 2005 - Jamaican superstar group T.O.K (Alex, Flexx, Bay-C and Craigy T.) who has been hailed by the New York Times as "the world's greatest dancehall-reggae boy band," have garnered their first U.S. crossover hit and second Vibe Music Award nomination in the Boomshot category with the socially conscious song "Footprints."





Dancehall Artise Mr. Vegas Riding High

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vegasA_yardflex.jpgVegas has been riding a high in the recent weeks. With a number one single under his belt, and armada of new projects under way, he is locked and loaded for what is shaping up to be a hectic fall season.

"Right now, I am working towards saturating the base markets in Asia and Europe, that is where the demand is, and my...





Tami Chynn - Jamaica's New Dancehall Sensation

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By: Jigga - YardFlex Reporter
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All the guys want her. And all the girls want to be her. Heck, with her stunning good looks, and her great voice, who wouldn't want to be Tami Chynn?





Jah Cure Lyrics - Love Is

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[Intro]
Yeah ya no, rasta live - Universal sign of love
Love is the answer my friend - And love is the only way
Yeah true love you can find yourself - And call a true identities
Love ya brother love your sister - Love one another the universal sign - I'll take it from here





Five Stars Rating For Sean Paul's - Trinity

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Paul_yardFlex.jpgWho said he couldn't do it again? Without a doubt, 'The Trinity', Sean Paul's latest album, three years after his 'Dutty Rock' breakthrough, rocks. For his album number three, Grammy-Award winner mixes dancehall, hip-hop and reggae.









Foxy Brown - Sizzla - Come Fly With Me - Lyrics

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[Intro]: Foxy Brown
Murder (Murder) na na na murder (murder) na na na
Murder dem, murder dem mi nuh competition I gwaan,
murder dem





Zebra - Deeper Feeling about Life in Prison

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ZebraA.jpgWhen the interviewer meets Zebra in the office of the Superintendent who runs the prison, he sees a man who radiates an unmistakable joy, fresh-faced and smiling. His five-year incarceration has not broken him.









Beenie Man - King of Dancehall for Montreal

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Montreal (QC) - 13 October 2005, Cezar Brumeanu Productions and Nuff Respect Promotions presents superstar king of dancehall artist Beenie Man featuring the Shocking Vibes crew; with John Hype, Silver Cat, Little Kirk, and Patchy.





Lutan Fyah Ready to Burn Up Charts

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Since the track Peace In Spanish Town, Jamaica has not stopped hearing the conscious cries of Lutan Fyah.This son of Spanish Town grabbed the spotlight in 2003, and has somewhat gone on a recording rampage to make sure he cements his place in the hallowed halls of Roots Reggae.





Little Hero - No Gun Nuh Down There

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littlehero_yardflex.jpgLittle Hero's luck has finally kicked in with the success of his runaway hit Inna De Ghetto. The song, which is featured on DJ Sunshine's Real Life rhythm, has given Little Hero's career the attention that he craved for.








Dancehall Artiste Assassin - Infiltration Review

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assasinalbum.jpgInfiltration kicks off with a bang as Assassin unleashes some of his biggest hit singles from his arsenal like As A Man, Idiot Thing and Don't Like You. So after all that partying with those well-knowns, he introduces a few of his latest singles like In Da Club, I'm A Hustla, We Dem Want.





Aisha - More than Beauty

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Aisha's unconventional and distinctive style has occasionally met with resistance, however this reluctance has not stifled this young talents' creativity as she remains steadfast in her goal of producing high quality music that will be accepted globally, and her fusion of Contemporary, Reggae and R&B will make her a household name.





Warrior King Holding The Faith

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Warrior King's eagerly anticipated 'Hold the Faith' VP Records album will be released on October 25th. "The singles which are getting great airplay so far are 'Caan Get Me Down', 'My Life' and 'Judgment Days'.





Jovi Rockwell A Star From Birth

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JOVIpromo.jpgJovi Rockwell carries herself much like a blues musician of the early 20th century; she is brooding and spiritual with her music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the child of an art and music connoisseur Jovi has been steeped in "the business" since an early age.





'It's A Concrete Jungle' - says Junior Gong

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Reporting Live From Jamaica's Concrete Jungles, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley Exposes A World You Won't See On Postcards.





Lady Saw is Back With A Bang

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Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw is fresh back from her one month tour which saw her all over the North American continent with stops in the nations Capital Washington DC, Chicago, New Mexico, Oregon, Miami and other states.





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Kenneth 'Spragga' Wilson told YardFlex this week that the controversy surrounding the 'Spiritual Warfare' rhythm that spawned the monster hit, 'Serious Time' is being resolved.





Cultural Artiste Chuck Fender Mad a Road

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Chuck Fenda.jpgChuck Fender a former member of the ever blazing Fifth Element Crew has recently shot the video for his radio hit, 'Crisis', in downtown Kingston earlier this week.












Jamaican Model Tamara crave for Intern'l Stardom

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How do you define true beauty? Mere words cannot describe the irridiscent beauty of 23-year-old Tamara Murray. Words can only diminish what she has become in the minds of the ordinary Jamaican male - the perfect definition of beauty.





Buju Banton's Letter of Apology

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To Whom It May Concern:
On the 30ft of September 2005, at my court mention, a number of my brothers and sisters came to show me support. I am overwhelmed and honored that so many people care about my welfare, and I thank them all for their encouragement.





Sean Paul Busy and Ever Blazing

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Jamaica's dancehall sensation Sean Paul will 'get busy' shooting a music video this weekend, for the single, 'Ever Blazin' which appears on his latest album.





Bongo Herman - Jamaica's #1 Nyabinghi Man

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Bongo Herman's unique ear, and superb percussive effects has been the driving force behind a lot of big reggae rhythms, including the ultra-popular 'Spiritual Warfare' rhythm featuring Gyptian's hit song, 'Serious Time'. Without a doubt, he is the leading Nyabinghi drummer in Jamaica.





TOK Brings Realness to Radio

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By Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur, BET.com Staff Writer

T.O.K.jpgAs most hip-hop artists obsess over "bling-bling," a new wave of reggae/dancehall is ushering in a new era of social consciousness. TOK's new album, Unknown Language, evokes the emotion and grassroots politics of early hip hop records, such as "The Message" by Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five.





Dancehall Artiste - Vybz Kartel Timeless Booking

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Deejay Vybz Kartel, who has been storming local and overseas charts with an arsenal of hits including 'Emergency', and 'Cellular', has decided to start his own booking company to handle his business.





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The charismatic deejay's latest album, 'The Trinity' (VP/Atlantic), racked up sales of 107,243 units in its first week, earning accolades for being the highest ever reggae debut. The album also earned the distinction of tallying the largest single week sales for a reggae artist in SoundScan history.










Cartoon Riddim Blowing up on Local Airwaves

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By: Jigga - YardFlex Reporter
Stephen.jpg With the creation of the Cartoon rhythm 15 year-old Stephen McGregor a fifth-form student at Ardenne High is now on the verge of becoming one of Jamaica's top dancehall producers. So far the 'Cartoon' rhythm has been creating a havoc in and around the dancehall circuit and is also getting favorable airplay on local radio stations





Niki.jpgSinger Nicky B recently returned to the island after a three-week jaunt opening for hot rapper of the moment, Kanye West. Nicky B, the son of veteran music producer Mikey Bennett, says the experience was a good one and he learnt a lot while being on the road.










yardflex_biggie.jpg Rap legend the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, continues to live on with the forthcoming release of "THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. DUETS: THE FINAL CHAPTER." The posthumous, all-star set is slated for release by Bad Boy Records on November 29th. The first single, "Hold Ya Head," it is a duet with another musical legend, the late Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley. Clinton Sparks produced the dramatic, poignant track, which features a sample from the Marley song "Johnny Was."








Dancehall Artiste - Cecile at it Again

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yardflex_cecile.jpgEveryone knows her as the girl who took on her male DJ counterparts in the 2001 number one single "Changez." Since then the self proclaimed "Bad Gyal" has dished out a slew of hit tunes but none as controversial as "Do it To me Baby" a strong feminine stance for oral sex.





'TEMPO' - MTV Coming to the Caribbean

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'Tempo', a new cable television network dedicated to Caribbean music and culture, will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. in October of 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, and will target all people with a passion for the Caribbean lifestyle.





 

The Game Arrested At Autograph Signing

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TheGame.jpgIt was the equivalent of getting nothing but raisin boxes in your goodie bag on Friday when the Game went to a mall in North Carolina to sign autographs. Instead of hanging with fans, the rapper was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when he refused to take his mask off.

According to a report by The Associated Press, the 25-year-old rapper (born Jayceon Taylor), and his crew were accused of causing a scene at the Four Seasons Town Centre on Friday when police said they were behaving disruptively and swearing loudly while in the mall for the signing session.





Reggae Artise - Junior Kelly's Album Launch

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JuniorKelly_yardflex.jpgJunior Kelly certainly has the knack for putting the right label on things. Like when he questioned why love could be so nice, yet hurt so bad and the song became the anthem for safe sex.

Now his sixth album tackles the issue of Tough Life, and since most Jamaicans agree that life could hardly be any tougher right now, it could well become the anthem for a generation refusing to cool.

Despite the acid title, the new product includes some refreshingly pleasant love songs and some moving inspirational ones too. These include his most recent hit single, the addictive Receive, which was very warmly appreciated at the launch, and a great duet with Dennis Brown titled Hold the Faith.





Judge Won't Dismiss R Kelly Charges

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Singer R Kelly is a step closer to trial after a judge refused to dismiss charges in a three-year old case against him for allegedly engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan rejected defence arguments that prosecutors have been too vague about when the alleged crime took place, said county state's attorney spokeswoman Marcy Jensen.






Macka Diamond - Soca Meets Dancehall

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Macka_yardflex.jpgKatana House Records (KHR), is a new independent record label based in London UK, and is about to pre-release it's very first rhythm, entitled; "The Hard Hitter Riddim". It will be released on the 22nd of October 2005, in Trinidad and Tobago, Miami, New York and the UK. "The Hard Hitter Riddim" is a combination of different genres of music; soca, dancehall and UK grime, produced by "JAatana" and co-roduced by legendary producer, arranger and engineer to the soca stars, "Kenny Phillips".

Featured on the rhythm for the build up to Trinidad's 2006 carnival, is a catchy duet entitled; "What Girls Like" by international female dancehall artist "Macka Diamond" who is currently signed to Greensleeves and international female soca artist "Denise Saucy Wow Belfon", who is one of the longest standing female soca artist in the world.






Jay Z & His Rival Nas Performs Together

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Nas_f.jpgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Bling took a back seat to brotherhood as Jay-Z surprised bloodthirsty fans by performing side-by-side with his rival Nas in a concert dedicated to squashing rap beefs.

The star-studded event at Continental Arena on Thursday night was promoted by New York radio station Power 105 as "Jay-Z Declares War," presumably against his rivals in the treacherous rap world. Leading up to the show, the station quoted Jay-Z as saying, "I gotta smash a couple people... everybody better make up and be my friend."






Vybz Kartel Lyrics - Cellular Get Gal Regular

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vybzKartel_yardflex.jpgArtiste: Vybz Kartel
Title: Cellular
Rhythm: Hello Moto
Intro:
Up to the time is modern
Technology from the southern to the northern
Run off:
Mi a use my cellular, Get gal regular
Nokia cellular get gal regular
Samsung cellular get gal regular
Hello Moto

Chorus:
How you fi have a gal if you nuh have a phone
She gi you di number yuh nuh have a phone
She woulda call fi di number, yuh nuh have a phone
Hurry up and go home to you comfort zone






Purported Janet Jackson nude video hits Internet

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janet_Yardflex.jpgLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No one can blame this on a wardrobe malfunction. A video clip that purportedly shows pop singer Janet Jackson sunbathing in the nude was circulating on the Internet on Thursday.

Jackson's manager in Los Angeles declined to comment on the footage and referred queries to the singer's New Jersey-based publicist, who did not immediately return repeated phone calls.





Third World - Marcia Griffiths For Reggae Festival

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The 2005 South Florida Family Reggae Festival organizers are proud to announce the musical headliners for this year's festival scheduled to take place Sunday, October 30, from 10am to 10pm at the Coconut Grove Expo Center at 2700 S. Bayshore Drive in Miami.

This year's festival headliners are Reggae music icons, the Grammy Award-winning supergroup, Third World, and "The First Lady of Reggae," Marcia Griffiths O.D. (I-Threes / Bob Marley and The Wailers).





Shinehead Wants to Strive In Jamaica Again

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ShineHead_yardflex.jpgShinehead is seeking to re-emerge on the Jamaican dancehall scene in a big way. The dynamic performer has been working on a number of projects to vault him back into the spotlight in a major way.
Although dancehall fans in Jamaica have not seen much of him in recent times, he says he has been working steadily.

"Almost every weekend, I have a show, I had one in San Diego recently, three weeks ago I was in Hawaii, one hour before, they asked me to emcee the show, so mi bring on Junior Reid, Sugar Minott, Everton Blender, so show gwaan every weekend," he said.





Greensleeves 'Feel It In The One Drop'

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greensleeves.jpgReggae music has too often been criticised for its willingness to deal with a painful reality that many would rather pretend was not happening at all and there is an implicit contradiction in attempting to make what could be classed as 'entertainment' out of real pain and suffering. It can sometimes be the only means of dealing with a reality too harsh to contemplate in any other way. Music can give a voice to the voiceless and out of the current conflagration of internecine violence simmering in the ghettos of Kingston has stepped a whole new generation of singers and deejays whose voices cry out to be heard... and the sound of the One Drop.






T.O.K Lyrics "Footprints" - Drop Leaf Riddim

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One set of footprints inna di sand - and yuh a grumble and a screw a seh it shoulda be two - remember one thing mi youth a Father God have the plan - so when you see one set of footprints a God carry you.





Anthony Cruz - Music Company Shan Shan

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Singer Anthony Cruz will be launching his own company, Shan Shan Music, to conincide with the release of his sophomore album 'Mama Blessing' next month. The twin projects are very much a labour of love, because they are dedicated to his tight-knit family unit. Cruz's new company is named after his daughter, Shanice, and he will be dedicating the album to his mother, Lorna Harriott, who currently lives in the state of Delaware in the United States.





Kevin Lyttle & Rupee Nominated C.S. Awards

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Teaneck, New Jersey,----USA The Caribbean Sunshine Awards organization announced earlier this month that international performing artists, Rupee of Barbados and Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are nominated for the 2005 Caribbean Sunshine Awards for their contribution to Caribbean music.





Japan - Look Out For So-Jah

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The dynamic duo So-Jah has now become a household name in various Japanese communities. The duo was propelled to stardom in Japan by attaining two number one singles under their belts, 'Pon De Corner' on the Guilty Rhythm and 'Life Get Harder' on the 'Tear Drops' rhythm featuring Martina, both of which were produced by CashFlow Records.





Strictly The Best Of Jamaican Music

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(Jamaica, NY-October 25th) After departing from the traditional format for the past two years, VP Records has returned to a simultaneous release of two consecutive volumes in the latest installment of the Strictly The Best compilation.





John Legend added to Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues

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john_legend.jpgThe three day Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2006: The Art of Music, transforms the picturesque Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay from Thursday, January 26 through to Saturday, January 28 next year. Well known for world class production values, a selection of leading yet diverse acts and an unparalleled comfort atmosphere, the ninth staging of the Festival is expected to supersede previous expectations.

Legend's album, Get Lifted, is his "major label debut album on Columbia Records. On the album, he shows his dynamism of fusing "classic old school soul music with the edgy flavor of 21st century hip-hop." Although he is new to the scene as a solo artiste, this unique and multi-talented artiste, has recently been nominated for four (4) VIBE Awards.





Carlene Davis - Rock Me Jesus

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carlenedavis_yardflex.jpgGospel singer, Minister Carlene Davis new album will be in stores worldwide this weekend. The album titled ROCK ME JESUS is being distributed in the United States and England by V.P. Records, in Canada by Universal Records and in the Caribbean by Glory Music.

According to Glory Music's Tommy Cowan the launch of the album will be through a special broadcast on Klas, F.M. 89, and R.J.R., A.M. 720, this he says will give a wider awareness of the product.

Containing fourteen tracks and a hidden track, Davis herself have co-written six of the tracks with her husband Tommy Cowan, whilst drawing on known Praise songs "Show Me Your Way, Draw Me Close, Hungry For You, Agnus Dei, I Have A Friend.

Says Carlene, "My personal testimony comes...





T.O.K's "Footprints" New Joint on 106 & Park

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New York, NY - October 20, 2005 - Jamaican superstar group T.O.K (Alex, Flexx, Bay-C and Craigy T.) who has been hailed by the New York Times as "the world's greatest dancehall-reggae boy band," have garnered their first U.S. crossover hit and second Vibe Music Award nomination in the Boomshot category with the socially conscious song "Footprints."





Dancehall Artise Mr. Vegas Riding High

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vegasA_yardflex.jpgVegas has been riding a high in the recent weeks. With a number one single under his belt, and armada of new projects under way, he is locked and loaded for what is shaping up to be a hectic fall season.

"Right now, I am working towards saturating the base markets in Asia and Europe, that is where the demand is, and my...





Tami Chynn - Jamaica's New Dancehall Sensation

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By: Jigga - YardFlex Reporter
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All the guys want her. And all the girls want to be her. Heck, with her stunning good looks, and her great voice, who wouldn't want to be Tami Chynn?





Jah Cure Lyrics - Love Is

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[Intro]
Yeah ya no, rasta live - Universal sign of love
Love is the answer my friend - And love is the only way
Yeah true love you can find yourself - And call a true identities
Love ya brother love your sister - Love one another the universal sign - I'll take it from here





Five Stars Rating For Sean Paul's - Trinity

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Paul_yardFlex.jpgWho said he couldn't do it again? Without a doubt, 'The Trinity', Sean Paul's latest album, three years after his 'Dutty Rock' breakthrough, rocks. For his album number three, Grammy-Award winner mixes dancehall, hip-hop and reggae.









Foxy Brown - Sizzla - Come Fly With Me - Lyrics

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[Intro]: Foxy Brown
Murder (Murder) na na na murder (murder) na na na
Murder dem, murder dem mi nuh competition I gwaan,
murder dem





Zebra - Deeper Feeling about Life in Prison

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ZebraA.jpgWhen the interviewer meets Zebra in the office of the Superintendent who runs the prison, he sees a man who radiates an unmistakable joy, fresh-faced and smiling. His five-year incarceration has not broken him.









Beenie Man - King of Dancehall for Montreal

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Montreal (QC) - 13 October 2005, Cezar Brumeanu Productions and Nuff Respect Promotions presents superstar king of dancehall artist Beenie Man featuring the Shocking Vibes crew; with John Hype, Silver Cat, Little Kirk, and Patchy.





Lutan Fyah Ready to Burn Up Charts

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Since the track Peace In Spanish Town, Jamaica has not stopped hearing the conscious cries of Lutan Fyah.This son of Spanish Town grabbed the spotlight in 2003, and has somewhat gone on a recording rampage to make sure he cements his place in the hallowed halls of Roots Reggae.





Little Hero - No Gun Nuh Down There

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littlehero_yardflex.jpgLittle Hero's luck has finally kicked in with the success of his runaway hit Inna De Ghetto. The song, which is featured on DJ Sunshine's Real Life rhythm, has given Little Hero's career the attention that he craved for.








Dancehall Artiste Assassin - Infiltration Review

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assasinalbum.jpgInfiltration kicks off with a bang as Assassin unleashes some of his biggest hit singles from his arsenal like As A Man, Idiot Thing and Don't Like You. So after all that partying with those well-knowns, he introduces a few of his latest singles like In Da Club, I'm A Hustla, We Dem Want.





Aisha - More than Beauty

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Aisha's unconventional and distinctive style has occasionally met with resistance, however this reluctance has not stifled this young talents' creativity as she remains steadfast in her goal of producing high quality music that will be accepted globally, and her fusion of Contemporary, Reggae and R&B will make her a household name.





Warrior King Holding The Faith

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Warrior King's eagerly anticipated 'Hold the Faith' VP Records album will be released on October 25th. "The singles which are getting great airplay so far are 'Caan Get Me Down', 'My Life' and 'Judgment Days'.





Jovi Rockwell A Star From Birth

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JOVIpromo.jpgJovi Rockwell carries herself much like a blues musician of the early 20th century; she is brooding and spiritual with her music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the child of an art and music connoisseur Jovi has been steeped in "the business" since an early age.





'It's A Concrete Jungle' - says Junior Gong

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Reporting Live From Jamaica's Concrete Jungles, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley Exposes A World You Won't See On Postcards.





Lady Saw is Back With A Bang

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Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw is fresh back from her one month tour which saw her all over the North American continent with stops in the nations Capital Washington DC, Chicago, New Mexico, Oregon, Miami and other states.





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Kenneth 'Spragga' Wilson told YardFlex this week that the controversy surrounding the 'Spiritual Warfare' rhythm that spawned the monster hit, 'Serious Time' is being resolved.





Cultural Artiste Chuck Fender Mad a Road

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Chuck Fenda.jpgChuck Fender a former member of the ever blazing Fifth Element Crew has recently shot the video for his radio hit, 'Crisis', in downtown Kingston earlier this week.












Jamaican Model Tamara crave for Intern'l Stardom

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How do you define true beauty? Mere words cannot describe the irridiscent beauty of 23-year-old Tamara Murray. Words can only diminish what she has become in the minds of the ordinary Jamaican male - the perfect definition of beauty.





Buju Banton's Letter of Apology

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To Whom It May Concern:
On the 30ft of September 2005, at my court mention, a number of my brothers and sisters came to show me support. I am overwhelmed and honored that so many people care about my welfare, and I thank them all for their encouragement.





Sean Paul Busy and Ever Blazing

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Jamaica's dancehall sensation Sean Paul will 'get busy' shooting a music video this weekend, for the single, 'Ever Blazin' which appears on his latest album.





Bongo Herman - Jamaica's #1 Nyabinghi Man

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Bongo Herman's unique ear, and superb percussive effects has been the driving force behind a lot of big reggae rhythms, including the ultra-popular 'Spiritual Warfare' rhythm featuring Gyptian's hit song, 'Serious Time'. Without a doubt, he is the leading Nyabinghi drummer in Jamaica.





TOK Brings Realness to Radio

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By Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur, BET.com Staff Writer

T.O.K.jpgAs most hip-hop artists obsess over "bling-bling," a new wave of reggae/dancehall is ushering in a new era of social consciousness. TOK's new album, Unknown Language, evokes the emotion and grassroots politics of early hip hop records, such as "The Message" by Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five.





Dancehall Artiste - Vybz Kartel Timeless Booking

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Deejay Vybz Kartel, who has been storming local and overseas charts with an arsenal of hits including 'Emergency', and 'Cellular', has decided to start his own booking company to handle his business.





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The charismatic deejay's latest album, 'The Trinity' (VP/Atlantic), racked up sales of 107,243 units in its first week, earning accolades for being the highest ever reggae debut. The album also earned the distinction of tallying the largest single week sales for a reggae artist in SoundScan history.










Cartoon Riddim Blowing up on Local Airwaves

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By: Jigga - YardFlex Reporter
Stephen.jpg With the creation of the Cartoon rhythm 15 year-old Stephen McGregor a fifth-form student at Ardenne High is now on the verge of becoming one of Jamaica's top dancehall producers. So far the 'Cartoon' rhythm has been creating a havoc in and around the dancehall circuit and is also getting favorable airplay on local radio stations





Niki.jpgSinger Nicky B recently returned to the island after a three-week jaunt opening for hot rapper of the moment, Kanye West. Nicky B, the son of veteran music producer Mikey Bennett, says the experience was a good one and he learnt a lot while being on the road.










yardflex_biggie.jpg Rap legend the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, continues to live on with the forthcoming release of "THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. DUETS: THE FINAL CHAPTER." The posthumous, all-star set is slated for release by Bad Boy Records on November 29th. The first single, "Hold Ya Head," it is a duet with another musical legend, the late Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley. Clinton Sparks produced the dramatic, poignant track, which features a sample from the Marley song "Johnny Was."








Dancehall Artiste - Cecile at it Again

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yardflex_cecile.jpgEveryone knows her as the girl who took on her male DJ counterparts in the 2001 number one single "Changez." Since then the self proclaimed "Bad Gyal" has dished out a slew of hit tunes but none as controversial as "Do it To me Baby" a strong feminine stance for oral sex.





'TEMPO' - MTV Coming to the Caribbean

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'Tempo', a new cable television network dedicated to Caribbean music and culture, will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. in October of 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, and will target all people with a passion for the Caribbean lifestyle.





 

Reggae Artise - Junior Kelly's Album Launch

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JuniorKelly_yardflex.jpgJunior Kelly certainly has the knack for putting the right label on things. Like when he questioned why love could be so nice, yet hurt so bad and the song became the anthem for safe sex.

Now his sixth album tackles the issue of Tough Life, and since most Jamaicans agree that life could hardly be any tougher right now, it could well become the anthem for a generation refusing to cool.

Despite the acid title, the new product includes some refreshingly pleasant love songs and some moving inspirational ones too. These include his most recent hit single, the addictive Receive, which was very warmly appreciated at the launch, and a great duet with Dennis Brown titled Hold the Faith.





Judge Won't Dismiss R Kelly Charges

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Singer R Kelly is a step closer to trial after a judge refused to dismiss charges in a three-year old case against him for allegedly engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan rejected defence arguments that prosecutors have been too vague about when the alleged crime took place, said county state's attorney spokeswoman Marcy Jensen.






Macka Diamond - Soca Meets Dancehall

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Macka_yardflex.jpgKatana House Records (KHR), is a new independent record label based in London UK, and is about to pre-release it's very first rhythm, entitled; "The Hard Hitter Riddim". It will be released on the 22nd of October 2005, in Trinidad and Tobago, Miami, New York and the UK. "The Hard Hitter Riddim" is a combination of different genres of music; soca, dancehall and UK grime, produced by "JAatana" and co-roduced by legendary producer, arranger and engineer to the soca stars, "Kenny Phillips".

Featured on the rhythm for the build up to Trinidad's 2006 carnival, is a catchy duet entitled; "What Girls Like" by international female dancehall artist "Macka Diamond" who is currently signed to Greensleeves and international female soca artist "Denise Saucy Wow Belfon", who is one of the longest standing female soca artist in the world.






Jay Z & His Rival Nas Performs Together

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Nas_f.jpgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Bling took a back seat to brotherhood as Jay-Z surprised bloodthirsty fans by performing side-by-side with his rival Nas in a concert dedicated to squashing rap beefs.

The star-studded event at Continental Arena on Thursday night was promoted by New York radio station Power 105 as "Jay-Z Declares War," presumably against his rivals in the treacherous rap world. Leading up to the show, the station quoted Jay-Z as saying, "I gotta smash a couple people... everybody better make up and be my friend."






Vybz Kartel Lyrics - Cellular Get Gal Regular

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vybzKartel_yardflex.jpgArtiste: Vybz Kartel
Title: Cellular
Rhythm: Hello Moto
Intro:
Up to the time is modern
Technology from the southern to the northern
Run off:
Mi a use my cellular, Get gal regular
Nokia cellular get gal regular
Samsung cellular get gal regular
Hello Moto

Chorus:
How you fi have a gal if you nuh have a phone
She gi you di number yuh nuh have a phone
She woulda call fi di number, yuh nuh have a phone
Hurry up and go home to you comfort zone






Purported Janet Jackson nude video hits Internet

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janet_Yardflex.jpgLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No one can blame this on a wardrobe malfunction. A video clip that purportedly shows pop singer Janet Jackson sunbathing in the nude was circulating on the Internet on Thursday.

Jackson's manager in Los Angeles declined to comment on the footage and referred queries to the singer's New Jersey-based publicist, who did not immediately return repeated phone calls.





Third World - Marcia Griffiths For Reggae Festival

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The 2005 South Florida Family Reggae Festival organizers are proud to announce the musical headliners for this year's festival scheduled to take place Sunday, October 30, from 10am to 10pm at the Coconut Grove Expo Center at 2700 S. Bayshore Drive in Miami.

This year's festival headliners are Reggae music icons, the Grammy Award-winning supergroup, Third World, and "The First Lady of Reggae," Marcia Griffiths O.D. (I-Threes / Bob Marley and The Wailers).





Shinehead Wants to Strive In Jamaica Again

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ShineHead_yardflex.jpgShinehead is seeking to re-emerge on the Jamaican dancehall scene in a big way. The dynamic performer has been working on a number of projects to vault him back into the spotlight in a major way.
Although dancehall fans in Jamaica have not seen much of him in recent times, he says he has been working steadily.

"Almost every weekend, I have a show, I had one in San Diego recently, three weeks ago I was in Hawaii, one hour before, they asked me to emcee the show, so mi bring on Junior Reid, Sugar Minott, Everton Blender, so show gwaan every weekend," he said.





Greensleeves 'Feel It In The One Drop'

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greensleeves.jpgReggae music has too often been criticised for its willingness to deal with a painful reality that many would rather pretend was not happening at all and there is an implicit contradiction in attempting to make what could be classed as 'entertainment' out of real pain and suffering. It can sometimes be the only means of dealing with a reality too harsh to contemplate in any other way. Music can give a voice to the voiceless and out of the current conflagration of internecine violence simmering in the ghettos of Kingston has stepped a whole new generation of singers and deejays whose voices cry out to be heard... and the sound of the One Drop.






T.O.K Lyrics "Footprints" - Drop Leaf Riddim

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One set of footprints inna di sand - and yuh a grumble and a screw a seh it shoulda be two - remember one thing mi youth a Father God have the plan - so when you see one set of footprints a God carry you.





Anthony Cruz - Music Company Shan Shan

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Singer Anthony Cruz will be launching his own company, Shan Shan Music, to conincide with the release of his sophomore album 'Mama Blessing' next month. The twin projects are very much a labour of love, because they are dedicated to his tight-knit family unit. Cruz's new company is named after his daughter, Shanice, and he will be dedicating the album to his mother, Lorna Harriott, who currently lives in the state of Delaware in the United States.





Kevin Lyttle & Rupee Nominated C.S. Awards

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Teaneck, New Jersey,----USA The Caribbean Sunshine Awards organization announced earlier this month that international performing artists, Rupee of Barbados and Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are nominated for the 2005 Caribbean Sunshine Awards for their contribution to Caribbean music.





Japan - Look Out For So-Jah

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The dynamic duo So-Jah has now become a household name in various Japanese communities. The duo was propelled to stardom in Japan by attaining two number one singles under their belts, 'Pon De Corner' on the Guilty Rhythm and 'Life Get Harder' on the 'Tear Drops' rhythm featuring Martina, both of which were produced by CashFlow Records.





Strictly The Best Of Jamaican Music

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(Jamaica, NY-October 25th) After departing from the traditional format for the past two years, VP Records has returned to a simultaneous release of two consecutive volumes in the latest installment of the Strictly The Best compilation.





John Legend added to Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues

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john_legend.jpgThe three day Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2006: The Art of Music, transforms the picturesque Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay from Thursday, January 26 through to Saturday, January 28 next year. Well known for world class production values, a selection of leading yet diverse acts and an unparalleled comfort atmosphere, the ninth staging of the Festival is expected to supersede previous expectations.

Legend's album, Get Lifted, is his "major label debut album on Columbia Records. On the album, he shows his dynamism of fusing "classic old school soul music with the edgy flavor of 21st century hip-hop." Although he is new to the scene as a solo artiste, this unique and multi-talented artiste, has recently been nominated for four (4) VIBE Awards.





Carlene Davis - Rock Me Jesus

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carlenedavis_yardflex.jpgGospel singer, Minister Carlene Davis new album will be in stores worldwide this weekend. The album titled ROCK ME JESUS is being distributed in the United States and England by V.P. Records, in Canada by Universal Records and in the Caribbean by Glory Music.

According to Glory Music's Tommy Cowan the launch of the album will be through a special broadcast on Klas, F.M. 89, and R.J.R., A.M. 720, this he says will give a wider awareness of the product.

Containing fourteen tracks and a hidden track, Davis herself have co-written six of the tracks with her husband Tommy Cowan, whilst drawing on known Praise songs "Show Me Your Way, Draw Me Close, Hungry For You, Agnus Dei, I Have A Friend.

Says Carlene, "My personal testimony comes...





T.O.K's "Footprints" New Joint on 106 & Park

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New York, NY - October 20, 2005 - Jamaican superstar group T.O.K (Alex, Flexx, Bay-C and Craigy T.) who has been hailed by the New York Times as "the world's greatest dancehall-reggae boy band," have garnered their first U.S. crossover hit and second Vibe Music Award nomination in the Boomshot category with the socially conscious song "Footprints."





Dancehall Artise Mr. Vegas Riding High

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vegasA_yardflex.jpgVegas has been riding a high in the recent weeks. With a number one single under his belt, and armada of new projects under way, he is locked and loaded for what is shaping up to be a hectic fall season.

"Right now, I am working towards saturating the base markets in Asia and Europe, that is where the demand is, and my...





Tami Chynn - Jamaica's New Dancehall Sensation

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By: Jigga - YardFlex Reporter
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All the guys want her. And all the girls want to be her. Heck, with her stunning good looks, and her great voice, who wouldn't want to be Tami Chynn?





Jah Cure Lyrics - Love Is

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[Intro]
Yeah ya no, rasta live - Universal sign of love
Love is the answer my friend - And love is the only way
Yeah true love you can find yourself - And call a true identities
Love ya brother love your sister - Love one another the universal sign - I'll take it from here





Five Stars Rating For Sean Paul's - Trinity

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Paul_yardFlex.jpgWho said he couldn't do it again? Without a doubt, 'The Trinity', Sean Paul's latest album, three years after his 'Dutty Rock' breakthrough, rocks. For his album number three, Grammy-Award winner mixes dancehall, hip-hop and reggae.









Foxy Brown - Sizzla - Come Fly With Me - Lyrics

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[Intro]: Foxy Brown
Murder (Murder) na na na murder (murder) na na na
Murder dem, murder dem mi nuh competition I gwaan,
murder dem





Zebra - Deeper Feeling about Life in Prison

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ZebraA.jpgWhen the interviewer meets Zebra in the office of the Superintendent who runs the prison, he sees a man who radiates an unmistakable joy, fresh-faced and smiling. His five-year incarceration has not broken him.









Beenie Man - King of Dancehall for Montreal

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Montreal (QC) - 13 October 2005, Cezar Brumeanu Productions and Nuff Respect Promotions presents superstar king of dancehall artist Beenie Man featuring the Shocking Vibes crew; with John Hype, Silver Cat, Little Kirk, and Patchy.





Lutan Fyah Ready to Burn Up Charts

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Since the track Peace In Spanish Town, Jamaica has not stopped hearing the conscious cries of Lutan Fyah.This son of Spanish Town grabbed the spotlight in 2003, and has somewhat gone on a recording rampage to make sure he cements his place in the hallowed halls of Roots Reggae.





Little Hero - No Gun Nuh Down There

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littlehero_yardflex.jpgLittle Hero's luck has finally kicked in with the success of his runaway hit Inna De Ghetto. The song, which is featured on DJ Sunshine's Real Life rhythm, has given Little Hero's career the attention that he craved for.








Dancehall Artiste Assassin - Infiltration Review

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assasinalbum.jpgInfiltration kicks off with a bang as Assassin unleashes some of his biggest hit singles from his arsenal like As A Man, Idiot Thing and Don't Like You. So after all that partying with those well-knowns, he introduces a few of his latest singles like In Da Club, I'm A Hustla, We Dem Want.





Aisha - More than Beauty

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1 Comment

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Aisha's unconventional and distinctive style has occasionally met with resistance, however this reluctance has not stifled this young talents' creativity as she remains steadfast in her goal of producing high quality music that will be accepted globally, and her fusion of Contemporary, Reggae and R&B will make her a household name.





Warrior King Holding The Faith

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Warrior King's eagerly anticipated 'Hold the Faith' VP Records album will be released on October 25th. "The singles which are getting great airplay so far are 'Caan Get Me Down', 'My Life' and 'Judgment Days'.





Jovi Rockwell A Star From Birth

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JOVIpromo.jpgJovi Rockwell carries herself much like a blues musician of the early 20th century; she is brooding and spiritual with her music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the child of an art and music connoisseur Jovi has been steeped in "the business" since an early age.





'It's A Concrete Jungle' - says Junior Gong

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Reporting Live From Jamaica's Concrete Jungles, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley Exposes A World You Won't See On Postcards.





Lady Saw is Back With A Bang

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Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw is fresh back from her one month tour which saw her all over the North American continent with stops in the nations Capital Washington DC, Chicago, New Mexico, Oregon, Miami and other states.





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Kenneth 'Spragga' Wilson told YardFlex this week that the controversy surrounding the 'Spiritual Warfare' rhythm that spawned the monster hit, 'Serious Time' is being resolved.





Cultural Artiste Chuck Fender Mad a Road

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Chuck Fenda.jpgChuck Fender a former member of the ever blazing Fifth Element Crew has recently shot the video for his radio hit, 'Crisis', in downtown Kingston earlier this week.












Jamaican Model Tamara crave for Intern'l Stardom

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How do you define true beauty? Mere words cannot describe the irridiscent beauty of 23-year-old Tamara Murray. Words can only diminish what she has become in the minds of the ordinary Jamaican male - the perfect definition of beauty.





Buju Banton's Letter of Apology

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To Whom It May Concern:
On the 30ft of September 2005, at my court mention, a number of my brothers and sisters came to show me support. I am overwhelmed and honored that so many people care about my welfare, and I thank them all for their encouragement.





Sean Paul Busy and Ever Blazing

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Jamaica's dancehall sensation Sean Paul will 'get busy' shooting a music video this weekend, for the single, 'Ever Blazin' which appears on his latest album.





Bongo Herman - Jamaica's #1 Nyabinghi Man

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Bongo Herman's unique ear, and superb percussive effects has been the driving force behind a lot of big reggae rhythms, including the ultra-popular 'Spiritual Warfare' rhythm featuring Gyptian's hit song, 'Serious Time'. Without a doubt, he is the leading Nyabinghi drummer in Jamaica.





TOK Brings Realness to Radio

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By Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur, BET.com Staff Writer

T.O.K.jpgAs most hip-hop artists obsess over "bling-bling," a new wave of reggae/dancehall is ushering in a new era of social consciousness. TOK's new album, Unknown Language, evokes the emotion and grassroots politics of early hip hop records, such as "The Message" by Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five.





Dancehall Artiste - Vybz Kartel Timeless Booking

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Deejay Vybz Kartel, who has been storming local and overseas charts with an arsenal of hits including 'Emergency', and 'Cellular', has decided to start his own booking company to handle his business.





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The charismatic deejay's latest album, 'The Trinity' (VP/Atlantic), racked up sales of 107,243 units in its first week, earning accolades for being the highest ever reggae debut. The album also earned the distinction of tallying the largest single week sales for a reggae artist in SoundScan history.










Cartoon Riddim Blowing up on Local Airwaves

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By: Jigga - YardFlex Reporter
Stephen.jpg With the creation of the Cartoon rhythm 15 year-old Stephen McGregor a fifth-form student at Ardenne High is now on the verge of becoming one of Jamaica's top dancehall producers. So far the 'Cartoon' rhythm has been creating a havoc in and around the dancehall circuit and is also getting favorable airplay on local radio stations





Niki.jpgSinger Nicky B recently returned to the island after a three-week jaunt opening for hot rapper of the moment, Kanye West. Nicky B, the son of veteran music producer Mikey Bennett, says the experience was a good one and he learnt a lot while being on the road.










yardflex_biggie.jpg Rap legend the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, continues to live on with the forthcoming release of "THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. DUETS: THE FINAL CHAPTER." The posthumous, all-star set is slated for release by Bad Boy Records on November 29th. The first single, "Hold Ya Head," it is a duet with another musical legend, the late Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley. Clinton Sparks produced the dramatic, poignant track, which features a sample from the Marley song "Johnny Was."








Dancehall Artiste - Cecile at it Again

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yardflex_cecile.jpgEveryone knows her as the girl who took on her male DJ counterparts in the 2001 number one single "Changez." Since then the self proclaimed "Bad Gyal" has dished out a slew of hit tunes but none as controversial as "Do it To me Baby" a strong feminine stance for oral sex.





'TEMPO' - MTV Coming to the Caribbean

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'Tempo', a new cable television network dedicated to Caribbean music and culture, will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. in October of 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, and will target all people with a passion for the Caribbean lifestyle.





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