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Reggae Sumfest 2018

wanyewonderYardFlex.jpgSinger Wayne Wonder is gearing up to shoot the video for his track 'Don't Give a Damn' which is featured on the 'Red Bull and Guinness' rhythm. The song is said to be an exclusive track for his upcoming VP Records album. The shoot is expected to take place early next month.

Additionally, Wayne has a bunch of new singles set to hit radio. They include the Tony Kelly-produced 'Gonna Love You', Wonder has been working tirelessly in the studio completing tracks for the upcoming still untitled album. The album which is due out this summer will feature appearances from Wonder's alter ego, Surprise as well as a number of guests.





By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

MafiaHousebirthCarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgFamily is forever. That's the main reason that Beenie Man, the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, has formed his very own production house, Mafia House Productions. In this venture, he will be the Capo di tutti capi (boss of bosses) of a group of talented artistes that will include D'Angel, real 'stand-up' guys like Don Mafia, and Hugh Lynch the studio engineer.

"In February last year, we registered the domain name, Don Mafia for the website, and we have gradually put things into play. My upcoming album has a lot of Mafia House-produced tracks, and with Angel coming on board, it compliments the whole thing. Director Nordia Rose is also a key part of the whole thing, we seek out and get the best talent...ah Mafia House ting," Beenie Man told YardFlex.Com.

Beenie Man, who is a Grammy winning artiste signed to Virgin Records, is intent on establishing Mafia House as a big player in the international dancehall market, and is seeking out talented artistes who can help to form the core of what will be a powerful new force in the business.





Chico's New Hit Single 'Bad Out Deh'

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chicoYardFlex.jpgDancehall singer Chico has new hit single presently building up steam in Jamaica. The song is titled 'Bad Out Deh' and is a combination with Dancehall deejay Alozade and Kiprich on Richard "Shams" Browne's re-release of the Baddis Riddim. These three artists; Chico, Alozade and Kiprich have together generate a popular release for Dancehall massives. The original Baddis Riddim resulted in Chico's Dancehall hit Grudgeful when the Riddim debuted back in 1998.

Recognizing the growing popularity of the song; Chico, Alozade and Kiprich have shot a video in support of the song. The video was directed by Asha and edited by talented video director Kevin Lee. The song is already starting to chart and is featured in the Mega Jamz Top 20 Dancehall Chart this week.





Bounty Killer and CeCile Dating?

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By: Jigga Mattic

Bounty&CecileYardFlex.jpgTalk about your unusual 'Changes'.The streets have it that Cecile, who recorded 'Woman Tings', a big top ten hit last year, may be involved in an intimate relationship with deejay Bounty Killer a.k.a 'The Warlord'.

Word is that the two have been spotted on cozy dates in and around the Corporate Area, and Cecile frequents Oaklands Apartments, home to many top entertainment personalities, including Bounty Killer.
However, when YardFlex asked the successful female deejay about the relationship, she denied it.

"Think is Beenie and D'Angel this?" she asked playfully. "I got my man, everybody knows I've got my man. Ah same way dem spread rumour say mi tek out one of my ribs and have surgery fi mek mi stomach smaller fi get my new makeover. But nutten nuh go so. Bounty is not what everybody thinks he is...he is not the Warlord, Bounty is cool."





Shaggy carded for St Kitts Music Fest

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shaggyYardFlex.jpgGrammy Award winner and double platinum recording artist Shaggy will be among the top acts performing at the 10th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place on the island from Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2.

Shaggy was a major hit with the crowd when he performed at the 7th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival in 2003. He won his first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1996 while the album's title track, Boombastic shot to number one on reggae, R&B and rap charts all over the world. Hits such as Summertime, Angel, That Girl and It Wasn't Me further solidified his appeal. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy was raised in Brooklyn and remains one of the biggest crossover successes in dancehall reggae.





Moodies Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

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moodies-records-sticker.jpgMoodies Records, one of the pioneers of reggae music retailers in the United States, will be having it's customer appreciation day on May 17 this year.

According to a press release from the reggae retailer, "this is to show our love to the customers and every one for supporting us over the years". Without the love and support we would not have come this far, the release said.

The firm will also be seeking financial contributions in aid of the "Butterfli Wings Foundation", a non-profit organization that is helping children in the island of Jamaica with all their educational needs.





majaAward.jpgIn June of this year, the very best from among Jamaica's crop of talented Gospel Artistes at home and overseas will be brought together for Jamaica's first international Gospel awards, the Maja Awards. The event will be held on June 10 and 11 in the Kingston and St Andrew area.

The first evening will be entitled "People's Choice Nomination Concert". This production will bring together a star-studded line-up of local and international Jamaican recording gospel artistes. The audience will be treated with a show of the highest calibre and will be asked to vote for the "People's Choice Artiste of the Year".
On Sunday evening, June 11, there will be the Maja Awards Red Carpet Gala Affair.





Fantan Mojah's 'Hail The King' Goes #1

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FatanMojahAlbum.jpgDownsound Recording artiste Fantan Mojah now has the number one album in Jamaica. The album, 'Hail the King' vaulted to the pole position on local charts this week.

"I am just grateful to my fans who are supporting my album in Jamaica, mi love the support," he said. "The album is also doing well overseas, in fact, a few weeks ago, the album was leading Jr. Gong, and even I-Wayne on the reggae album charts in Europe, and only Lucky Dube was ahead of me. The people are responding to me, Downsound is already into the third pressing of the album so we are registering a lot of real sales and subsequent re-orders which shows that we are quickly gaining momentum," Fantan told YardFlex.





Japan Splash Was Great!

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By Copeland Forbes
'YardFlex Correspondent'

Tokyo, Japan

japansplash.jpgThe shows were great, each of the artistes, Marcia Griffiths,Junior Kelly andthe 'Cool Ruler' Mr. Gregory Isaacs along with the Live Wyya Band did Jamaica and Reggae Music proud at the 2006 staging of the Spring version of Reggae Japansplash.

Two (2) shows were held in Tokyo at a venue name East Coast
March 18 and 19 and one (1) show was held in Okayama. The attendance at the show in Okayama was tremendous,as it was the first time that a reggae show was held in that city and the crowd response was just great.

The shows in Tokyo were sponsored by FM Tokyo and the one in Okayama was sponsored by FM Okayama the top radio stations in each city.
The organisers were very happy and showered praises on the Jamaican contingent for their professional inputin the staging of the festivals. The festivals had a few Japanese reggae acts as openers and each act was a force to reckon with.





YOU KNOW HOW LONG DI REAL BOD MON WHAN DANCE AND CYAN DANCE - HOW COME?
YEA AH DING DONG ALWAYS SEH EVERTING AH WORK NUTTIN NUH PLUG OUT AND WE SAY DANCASS

DingDong-YardFlex.jpgall out, ravas clavas, everting ah work nuttin nuh plug out Johny Brav, Ova War yah hear me, king man everting alright, yeo flava flav, chicken and beer everting alright hear dis, Sadik G-unit, we say a bad mon time fi dance ah bod mon foward bad mon pull up, who nuh like it, dont pull up so we sing seh

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Aquatic Park for Negril-Jamaica This July

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US$6.5 million (J$422 million) Disney-style waterpark.

AquaticPark.jpgThe state-of-the-art aquatic amusement centre, which is to be opened in July, will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.

The family entertainment centre, slated for erection on five acres of land across from the seven miles of Negril beach, will change the hospitality landscape in the resort town, which is currently home to the multibillion-dollar, world famous Rick's Cafe, but few other attractions.

Negril is a major tourism mecca, and the waterpark is expected to complement the many hotel rooms and recent tourism development within the area. Insiders say that 250 Jamaicans will be employed to the theme park, reducing the high level of unemployment in the parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland.





Make Boys Cry (MBC) Inks Deal With Toshiba EMI

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By: Jigga Mattic

MBC_FACE_POSTER.jpgMake Boys Cry has just signed a deal with Toshiba EMI in Japan for
their debut album due out in June 2006. They also just premiered their second video "I like it hot" on Hype tv this week and it has already started creating a huge buzz.

"They are currently voicing for other top producers and will be releasing a number of singles in the coming months. I've been working with them for a while, and they are solid performers destined to go a far way," Computer Paul told YardFlex this week.

Here is a link to their first video "Short a Nuttin" which is still in rotation and getting huge responses since its Dec 2005 release. The link for the video is at

www.jamdown-music.com/audio/shortanuttin.mov. The video is #8 on
Channel U in London which is the premiere Urban music video channel in England.





New Reggae Releases - With Energy Beat

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gyptian_yardflexCarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgENERGY BEAT has re-stocked the following songs on the Palm of Gold label ('More Life' rhythm): Fantan Mojah with Warm In The Street, Turbulence with Gun Bring Misery, Gyptian with Love Is The Only Solution, Anthony B with More Love, Chezideck with Are You With It and Bush Man with Consider Me.

Soon to be released by Energy Beat label are the following:

Gyptian with Beng Beng, on the 'No Doubt' rhythm, Michael Davis with Don't Hate Me on the 'Pleasure Time' rhythm and on the 'Godfather' rhythm are Gyptian with Stop The Fussing And Fighting, Jah Mason with Give Praises, Pinchers with Halliluyah and Guidance with Put Down The Gun.





Da'Ville Returns From Japan Tour

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Daville-YardFlex.jpgSinger Da'Ville is back from his recent two weeks tour of Japan. He had been out of the island since the middle of February where he did a Valentine's Day show in Canada, and a post-valentine showcase in South Florida, USA. After performing in the US, Da'Ville immediately left for Japan where he did a series of shows in support of his recently released album In Heaven. The album, according to reports, has been doing well in Japan since its release late last year.

Da'Ville said he is in the middle of commencing work on his sophomore album which he anticipates will be completed in time for a late 2006 release in Europe. Fans who have been waiting for the local release of the album In Heaven will have to wait until summer. According to Da'Ville, the album is being fine tuned with new tracks for release in Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America.





Death Knell for Death Row

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DeathRow.jpgA judge has frozen the assets of Marion "Suge" Knight, including his Death Row Records label, after finding the rap mogul had avoided paying a $107 million civil court judgment won last March.

In another twist, the ruling alsao favors an imprisoned drug dealer, who wants half of a $107 million court award to his wife, Lydia Harris, who claimed Knight cheated her out of a 50 percent stake in the rap label.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald Sohigian said Knight, who co-founded Death Row with rapper Dr. Dre in the early 1990s and helped launch the careers of performers Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur, could stave off the order if he fully disclosed his assets in a debtor's exam set for April 1.





Hayee: You've Got Voice Mail

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voicemail-YardFlex.jpgIt is hard to go to any local stage show and not be graced with the unique sound, Hayee which alerts you that 'you've got mail;' Voice Mail. The dancehall trio has been making waves in the Jamaican music industry for quite sometime. However, it was when they flipped it a little and piggybacked on the vibrant dancing culture that leading Dancehall artist, Elephant Man revived, that they made a lasting impression in the music mind of the populace.

The group comprises of three very talented and hardworking young gentlemen and their dynamic personalities add to the synergy of the group. Kevin, a former model is very low profile and comments that "I'm just a happy go lucky person... always ready for anything."

Craig on the other hand, is a perfectionist when it comes to recording and is considered as the most miserable. Nevertheless he is also the most fun loving and comical. O'Neil, who is very business oriented, is considered the "unspoken boss."





Wayne Wonder Takes It to The Streets

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wayneYardFlex.jpgHe's got diverse new tracks on radio; he's completed a sexy new photo shoot, and bared his soul in a spanking new video … all this and a brand new mix tape as well.

Strictly for the Streets Vol. 1 is a hard core, hour long, fresh mix hosted by Bigga Rankin, that is for "real nigga radio". Wayne Wonder sheds his trademark lover boy sentiments, ropes in his alter ego, deejay Surprise, and unleashes a string of cutting edge tracks that target the underground market.

To promote the summer release of Strictly for the Streets Vol. 1 ahead of his forthcoming studio album, Forever, Wayne Wonder and his doppelganger have 'taken it to the streets' so to speak. Wayne Wonder has popped up at Mix DJ shows all over the east coast.





RadamYardFlexB.jpgRadam is a nightmare for potential managers and potential A & R representatives alike. He is fiery, cocksure, brash and has a quiet intensity that makes you want to take a step back.

But Radam has been raising eyebrows in dancehall circles for his catchy street anthem, 'Dam Dam', which is set to propel him into the Dancehall Game in a big way. But it has been a hard road to get to the point where he is now, all grown up and on the verge of stardom.

As a toddler, Radam's parents left him in the care of his grandmother who found that she couldn't manage to properly discipline the hell-raising teen who gave no end of trouble while attending Hope Bay All Age school in St. Mary.

"She couldn't control me, I had no father figure and I usually give her pure problem to the point where I ended up in reformatory school. I don't regret it though, if it wasn't for that, mi woulda dead already, Sister Mary Ignatius reach me as a mother, she was the boss," the man born Lincoln Dwight Hamilton said, smiling.





Sean Paul's Temperature is RED HOT at #1

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TemperatureSeanPaul.jpg

The Temperature has risen to the pinnacle of the Billboard charts today, as it cops the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is Sean Paul's third #1 hit song on that chart as Get Busy and Baby Boy with Beyonce, have enjoyed the same success!

The Trinity has also been relentless and a whopping 726,115 copies of the album have been purchased in the United States alone.

Check out the trackings below for yourself and see the chart movement updates on Sean Paul, Damian Marley, TOK and Cham.

The Trinity, Temperature, and We Be Burnin' continue to climb the charts.





King of Fire Capleton - Stay Pon Toppa Things

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
Sponsored by Tru Juice

CapletonYardFlexCarlingronWilmotPhoto.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 3 7 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon (1 Wk@#1) U-2

02 1 10 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham-Mad House (2Wks@#1) D-1

03 6 8 Gangster Rock-Elephant Man-Birchill Records U-3

04 8 5 Bad Out Deh-Alozade/ Kiprich / Chico-B-Rich U-4

05 7 10 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro-B-Rich U-2

06 2 18 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)D-4

07 9 10 Do You Know-Mr.Vegas-Fiwi Music U-2

08 4 19 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-4

09 12 9 Please Stop The Killing-Hit List-Fouta/Gogan Music U-3

10 18 4 We Set The Trend-Beenie Man-John John U-8





Shemara - Precious Charms - Sexy Jamaican Beauty

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By: Jigga Mattic
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

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Shemara has a big problem that refuses to go away. Guys keep staring at my boobs, she breathed almost petulantly/
And I can see why! Who can blame men? Who wouldn't stare at those gazangas? After all, this gorgeous undergrad is a drop dead knock-out lass with boobs like intercontinental missiles.

With her overpowering sexuality and her outsize assets, she is sure to turn heads and get loads of unwanted attention from men, and playa-hating stares from envious females wherever she goes. YardFlex caught up with her in Lime Cay recently where she had just showed her potential star power by just commandeering the set of a Wata video shoot with her sassy moves and perky, can-do personality.





Universal Love. Peace & Unity - Bob Marley

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LegendBobMarleyyardflex.jpgAccording to the Newsblaze website, the Annual Bob
Marley Festival Tour has been renamed as the 2006
Annual "Universal Love" Legends of Rasta Reggae
Festival Tour. This is the original Reggae Festival
Tour. Over the past 19 years, the Houston based Tour
has visited over 45 cities in the United States and
abroad, making it the longest running Touring Festival
in the world.

This year marks the 20th year since the first tour and
the 15th year it has traveled the world to spread
awareness of Reggae Music and messages of Universal
Love, Peace & Unity along with the Rastafarian way.

The 2006 Tour theme is "Universal Love" and the theme
song is "I Can See Clearly", by Johnny Nash.





EscoYardFlex.jpgMatthew 'Esco' Thompson of the duo, Leftside and Esco, will be taking a brief hiatus from the performance side of the business to spend some much-needed down time with family because he will soon be wearing the cap of a father.

Esco's first child, Jasmine Shea Thompson, is expected to arrive in the world in April, and he is excited about the prospect.

He told YardFlex that the mother of the child is Tanya Grey, with whom he has been involved in a relationship for the last six years.

"I am not planning on getting married before I hit age 30 though, I am just not ready for that step yet," the soon-to-be father said.





BeenieManGyptianKartelNankoPeppaYardFlex.jpgNEW YORK: Dancehall kingpin, Beenieman - fresh from his public admission of plans to wed his lover D'Angel - is the first artist confirmed to participate in the 7th annual Irie Jam Annual Celebrity Soccer Match which takes place on Monday, May 29, 2006 at the Roy Wilkins Park in New York. Other confirmed acts include Tanto Metro & Devonte, Richie Spice, Jessie Jender, Mr. Peppa, Nanko and Gyptian.

"This is easily one of the most important events on the entertainment calendar in NY" Louie Grant, VP of Irie Jam Radio said.

"Aside from the obvious entertainment for fans, the event will be a tremendous opportunity for the artists to market themselves and the projects they are involved with as media outlets from as far as England, Canada and Jamaica will be on hand to cover the event" Grant noted.

The Celebrity match will again be hosted by Irie Jam Media of New York and Asylum Night Club of Jamaica however Jingles Entertainment of New Jersey will come board this year as co-producer of the event.





DellyRanxYardFlex.jpgStudents at the Innswood High School on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine were given a motivational talk by recording artiste and producer Delly Ranks last Friday afternoon.

The visit was organised by President of the Federation of Musicians,
Desmond 'Desi' Young. The popular entertainer spoke to the students about the importance of staying in school, as well as personal hygiene.

"I told them about the relevance of obtaining a proper education, and I even pointed out to them that they should avoid getting into any form of sexual contact with teachers, minibus drivers, taxi drivers and conductors," said Ranks.

Ranks emphasised the importance of a solid education to them in the future, he pointed out that he came from a poor background and worked hard at what he wanted to achieve in life, while obtaining a solid education.





'I Need Your Name & Number' Lyrics - Turbulence

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TurbulenceYardFlexCarlingtonWilmot.jpgUnexpected turbulence
emperes i'd like to get to know you
believe me i have so meny thing to show you
right now i just want to grow you
let me tell you this

It was love at first sight
when I saw you first night
And I knew from that moment
that your thoughts and deeds was golden
Goosebumps came all over me
when I looked into your eyes
You were so happy and free
I had to walk over and say

I need your name and number and where you reside
I need you by my side
Need your name and number and where you reside
lets take a ride





Buju_Banton.jpgGargamel Music, Inc. is thrilled to announce that dancehall - reggae star Buju Banton aka Gargamel has been nominated for two International Reggae & World Music Awards: Best DJ/Rapper (Male) and the Haile Selassie Award for Spiritual Service Through Music.

The honors come on the heels of Banton also being named Comeback Artist of the Year 2005 by daily newspaper, the Jamaica Observer, for his steady barrage of smash singles in the dancehall and on the radio over the past 12 months. Buju, who is in Jamaica putting the finishing touches on his new dancehall album, says of the prestigious nominations, "It is truly a blessing to be recognized for my works. I and I look forward to bringing the fans more music and more love in 2006."





MackaMoney.jpgMacka Diamond will be releasing her long-awaited album on March 27. The album titled 'Money-O' is Macka Diamond's first effort for Greensleeves since she created history by being the first Jamaican born female artiste to sign an album deal with the company.

The 20-track CD saw Macka working with top flight dancehall producers such as Steelie & Cleevie, Shane Brown, Don Corleon, Richard Browne, Christopher Birch, Robert Livingston, Dave Kelly and more.

The album already has a winning start as many of the tracks are dancehall favourites including the number one hits 'Done Already' and 'Bun Him' featuring Black-er. Among the other popular tracks on the album are 'Mi Nuh Done' remix, featuring Cobra, 'Lexus and Benz' and the title track 'Money-O'; the album also feature eight exclusive tracks





notoriusbig.jpgAccording to a story from Yahoo on the Net, a judge halted sales of Notorious B.I.G.'s breakthrough 1994 album "Ready to Die" after a jury decided the title song used part of an Ohio Players tune without permission.

The jury Friday awarded $4.2 million in punitive and direct damages to the two music companies that own rights to Ohio Players recordings.

The sales ban imposed by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell affects the album and the title song in any form, including Internet downloads and radio play.

It was unclear when or how the ban would take effect. By Saturday evening, a search of BestBuy.com and Amazon.com showed "Ready to Die" was still available for purchase online.





Absolute Temptation Isle - (ATI)

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VpSpringBreak.jpgThursday, July 27 - Wednesday, August 2, marks the annually anticipated Absolute Temptation Isle (ATI) weekend, which takes place in Negril. The five-year anniversary of the event is marked by five days and eleven nights of non-stop partying.

The weekend caters to all because it kicks off with a launch in the Quad Night Club in New Kingston on Thursday, July 27 for those who will not be able to go to Negril. Nevertheless, it continues on Friday, July 28 with patrons moving to Negril to commence a party experience that will not be forgotten.





Rihanna Readies Sophomore Album

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rihanna.jpgThe release date for Barbados-born singer Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, A Girl Like Me, has been pushed back two weeks to Tuesday, April 25. A limited edition of the project will be housed in a special digipak featuring five collectible postcards and album covers.

As they did on Rihanna's 2005 debut, Music of the Sun, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers handled the majority of production on the new offering, whose lead single SOS is featured in a Nike ad campaign. The cut was released exclusively last month through Nikewomen.com.

Other songs expected to appear on the album are Dem Haters, No Looking Back, Don't Lie and Selfish Girl. Rihanna's labelmate, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, penned the second single, Unfaithful.





Top Female Video Director Nordia Rose is Well

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NordiaRoseYardFlex.jpgNordia Rose says that she is feeling much better physically these days following a recent scare when she was hospitalised for two days last month on what should have been the second day of a T.O.K photo shoot when she became dehydrated and had to be given an IV.

"From my mother was pregnant, she had to take iron injections because she didn't have enough iron in her blood. So as I grew up, I found that I had to take iron tablets as I was tested at two different schools and the same result, low iron. Because of that, I have to eat a lot of fruits, a lot of callaloo, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drink a lot of fluids," she told YardFlex.Com.

We caught up with her while she was backstage at the Spring Break show in Negril.

Arguably Jamaica's busiest music video director, she has a host of new projects coming up with Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel and she has been chosen to shoot Beenie Man's 'Heart Attack' video.





Text & Photo By Warlington

Tanto&DevonteYardFlex.jpgThe Dynamic duo Tanto Metro & Devonte - "Musically Inclined" their latest album will hit the selves on March 21, 2006. The Duo have recently shot the video for one of the lead single on their album titled 'Good Or Bad Times' produced by Troyton Remi for Black Shadow Records on the Blink Riddim. The video was shot at 11 Lindsay Crecesnt in the studio of Advico/Music Plus.

This magnificent video was the sole responsibility of Rass Kassa, which he says will be premiering on MTV-TEMPO within the next couple of weeks.

Tanto Metro & Devonte are now hard at work promoting the single as well as their upcoming album. They did themselves well last week at VP Records Spring Break held at Margaretville, Negril.





Swing Eh 'Weh in Barbican, The Uptown Garrison

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Rolling Wid PaPa & Razzi

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SOLD OUT! When Beenie Man shot the video for his new single, 'Swing Eh Weh' in Barbican Place, the uptown garrison, it was no comparison, the whole community came out for the event. School kids coming home from school stopped by, mangy dogs and even an old codger that looked like he must have had his last erection in 1987 showed to ogle the winking bellybuttons, exposed thighs, and daring fashions of the Barbican hotties at the video shoot.

It's the first time that Pappa and Razzi have ever seen so many girls dressed up in their finest on a hot, Tuesday afternoon, even the bleached-out face ones who normally scorn the sun like it's something lethal appeared in their numbers. And Kingston, de gal dem hot!





'Bling Bling' - Check Out D'Angel's Ring

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By: Claude Mills
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

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D'Angel has decided to break her self-imposed silence and sat down with an editor to reveal intimate details of her recent engagement with Virgin Records Grammy winning artiste Beenie Man.

According to D'Angel, Beenie flew to England more than two weeks ago and whisked her away to a private spot to propose to her.

"He engaged me in a limousine and he gave me an expensive ring, that was so romantic!" she told YardFlex.Com.





Baby Cham Ghetto Story Two Weeks At 1# Spot

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
Sponsored by Tru Juice

babychamStory.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 9 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham - Mad House (2Wks@#1) NM

02 2 17 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)NM

03 5 6 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon U-2

04 3 18 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-1

05 4 19 Plead My Cause-Junior X-Herbs House (pp#4) D-1

06 8 7 Gangster Rock-Elephant Man-Birchill Records U-2

07 7 9 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro - B-Rich NM

08 13 4 Bad Out Deh-Alozade/ Kiprich / Chico- B-Rich U-5

09 10 9 Do You Know-Mr.Vegas-Fiwi Music U-1

10 9 10 Love What You Got-Guidance - Brown Brothers (pp#9) D-1





Alozade Turns Up The Heat - 'Bad Out Deh'

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ALOZADE_0I.jpgDeejay Alozade is hot on the music scene again, ripping up the place with some hard-hitting music, chief among them 'Bad Out Deh', done on the Baddest Ting rhythm.

Alozade recorded 'Bad Out Deh' with long time friends Chico and Kiprich with whom he had previously joined forces to create the monster hit song 'Nuh Pet Gal'.

'Bad Out Deh' is presently creating a stir throughout the world. It is a 'must play' at local and overseas dancehall events and has elevated the artiste once again into the 'big times'. "I feel real good about the success of the song. It has done a lot for me where my career is concerned," he said. "My fans love it and I feel good about that."

A music video for the song was released recently. It was directed by local music video mogul Asha and is presently getting heavy rotation on local TV and cable stations.





JMT - Vybz Kartel's Album Out

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By: Jigga Matic

AlbumVybzKartel.jpgDeejay Vybz Kartel recently returned from a six-show run in two weekends in the Tristate area, as well as shows in the state of Texas, Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. The deejay's sophomore album, JMT, has been released by Greensleeves Records.

The lead single for the album is "Emergency" and it was released before the album, while "Hello Moto" is released with the album on 12 inch vinyl. The album is classic Vybz Kartel with songs like "Stammer", �High Altitude� with Bounty Killer, and the original 'Gun Session - Buddabye'. Wayne Marshall features twice on the album on "Late Night in the Scheme" and "Need You Girl". It's a really good mix of songs," he told YardFlex.Com.

Dancehall fans may be disappointed to hear that the remixed version of the song with T-Pain's 'So Sprung' is not on the album. However, a number of the songs have some crossover appeal and he is looking to repeat the success of 2004's effort with a UK R&B singer, Zena on "Been Around the World" which resulted in his first major mainstream hit outside the local Jamaican dancehall arena. The single debuted at number 44 on the UK singles chart.





carnivalDigicel.jpgMobile telecommunications giant Digicel will be exceeding the expectations of all Carnival revelers around the country with fun, excitement, frolic and entertainment, as it turns up the heat on all such events islandwide.

Digicel is the only telecommunications company sponsoring the staging of Bacchanal, Jamaica, Downtown and UWI/UTECH Carnivals.

"Our sponsorship of these four mega-events is a balancing act that we are really enjoying," says Wayne Miller, Marketing Communications Manager. He points out that this year marks Digicel's first foray into the world of Jamaica Carnival.

"We will be bringing the Digicel Flavour to the islandwide series of events which are being staged under the theme 'Carnival 2006 - Ocean Fix'. Digicel's involvement in Jamaica Carnival will ensure that rural communities get in on the high energy music and vibes which that Carnival generates," Mr. Miller states.





Richie Spice US Tour Doing Well

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RichieSpice.jpgRichie Spice's 'In the Street to Africa' tour is reportedly doing well, with gigs such at the Raggamuffins Festival in California, the island of St Marteen, Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia Beach, and Massachusetts, pulling in large crowds.

The singer, whose radio hit Youths are So Cold is bounding up local charts is accompanied by Spanner Banner, Etana and Jah Penco.

Spice, whose seven-year-old recording Earth a Run Red topped the charts in 2004, has had numerous chart successes within the past two years, including Black like Tar, High Grade, This Ghetto Girl, Righteous Youths, and Operation Kingfish.





Ding Dong Goes Number One

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DingDong.jpgArguably Jamaica's top dancer, Ding Dong, showed his versatility this week by scoring his first number one hit with his �Bad Man Forward Bad Man Pull Up� single on the VP imprint. The single is the top song this week on the CHOICE FM chart in London, England. The single is also #15 on the South Florida Top 20 Reggae Singles chart.

Ding Dong, whose real name is Kemar Ottey, has contributed his voice to a number of songs such as Wacky Dip with Voice Mail and Weddy Time 2, along with Bogle and Voise Mail.

His solo recording Chakka Chakka, also did well a few months ago.
Ding Dong believes that dancers are now doing their own tunes because they often had ideas, which were disregarded by artistes.





Ne-Yo Takes Triple Titles on The Billboard Charts

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neyo.jpgRhythm and blues sensation Ne-Yo grabbed the pole position on three main Billboard charts this week. The 23 year-old singer who has written songs for top acts including Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Mario (he wrote Mario's number one hit Let Me Love You), has seen his debut single So Sick rise from number nine to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ne-Yo's debut solo album In My Own Words sold over 301,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at number one on both the Billboard 200 and R&B Hip Hop album charts. a feat aided by digital sales of his hit So Sick, the No. 1 download with 120,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Jay-Z was a producer on the singer-songwriter's album, "In My Own Words," which sold 301,000 copies in its first week, and is pulling the strings behind the scenes on Ne-Yo's success. The single, "So Sick," a huge radio hit, was withheld from the digital market until the album hit stores, and the label invoked UMVD's rebate program for developing acts to bring the set's sale tag to as low as $7.98 at price-driven chains Target, Best Buy and Circuit City.





It's All About Dancing

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jamaicandanceMINIcover.jpgIt's All About Dancing reveals dancehall culture in its truest form. Filmed in Jamaica, this DVD incorporates the best of the local dancehall selectors, DJ's and dancers, almost all of whom are native to Jamaica including Ding Dong, the host.

Other star performers featured are Beenie Man, Elephant Man, T.O.K., Mr. Vegas, Voicemail, Macka Diamond, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Tony Matterhorn, Scatta, Richie Feelings, Bogle, John Hype, Ice, Sadik & G-Unit, Latisha and Kiyo (dancehall queens).

Together in one "dance-u-mentary", all the key figures of dancehall describe the style, history, language and their personal definitions of dancehall culture.

It's All About Dancing entertains viewers by showing the essence of dancehall through interviews and candid monologues inter-spliced with improvisational dance sequences that can teach anyone the basics of the cross-cultural, multigenerational, phenomenon called dancehall. Filmed in Kingston by the Jamaican world renowned director Jay Will and starring an all Jamaican cast and crew! Rah! Rah!





Partnership Marks Largest Ever Corporate Investment in Haitian Sport, Set to Grow Haitian Football to its True Potential

Digicel_logo1.jpgMarch 13, 2006 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Digicel, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean set to transform wireless communication services in Haiti, has announced an unprecedented multi-million sponsorship agreement with the Haitian Football Federation (HFF) designed to grow Haitian football to its true potential.

Digicel's initial four-year partnership with the HFF comes in advance of the company's imminent launch in Haiti and represents the most significant single corporate investment ever made in Haitian sport. Digicel is the largest official sponsor of all time of the National League and one of the largest ever official sponsors of the Haitian National Football Team.





By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

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At 10 minutes to six on Monday morning, Beenie Man hit the stage to a tremendous roar from the crowd, and announced that he would not be working alone. Minutes later, the whole venue just 'lift up' in an orgy of flag-waving, hand-waving, and fire-torches stabbing orange tongues of fire at the purplish dawn sky. Enter the Fireman.

He hit the stage dressed in a regal-looking red and gold outfit and launched into 'Top of Things', Beenie responded 'Come Again', when he did 'Slew Dem', Beenie replied with 'Troublemaker', when Capleton suggested 'Bad Mind', Beenie declared 'Nuh Like Me' and so on, and the crowd loved every second of it.





Sexy Spring Breaker Kerri

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By: Lucky Me
Photos By Warlington

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Alright, I admit it. I like writing this feature because I get the chance to ogle the tight, firm bods of beautiful Jamaican women, so sue me. Ah de so mi ting de right about now.

This weekend, I hooked up with Kerri at Spring Break in Negril. To merely say that Kerri is beautiful is not enough, there are no words to express the line of her delicate cheekbones, her gorgeous face or the way her eyes seem to speak to your soul.





Spring Break with PaPa & Razzi

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"Gone a Negril - we gone a Negril - PaPa & Razzi live from Negril"

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We gone ah Negril! Yea, it's Papa and Razzi coming to you live from the decadent town of Negril where the crazy Spring Breakers are gathered, and plotting to take over the town.

We arrived last night to attend the Spring Bling '06 pre-party on the Negril strip. Trust me, there were crazy girls on the strip that night, some heading to The Jungle, and we soon spotted other girls of the streetwalking variety dressed in some bootylicious fashions that fired up our overactive, testosterone-filled imaginations.





Beenie & D'Angel - Love Conquers All

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By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

D'Angel&BeenieManPhotoByCarlingtonWilmotA.jpgThat's the question on everyone's lips as rumours have spread like a wild brush fire on the Serengeti National Park of Africa that Beenie Man and D'Angel are officially engaged, and ready to go public about their relationship.

Since November last year, the two have been working together on music projects, and eventually started dating. There's no wedding ring yet, but D'Angel is sure waiting for it! When will the wedding bells be tolling for Beenie and D'Angel? Who knows?

Beenie Man confirmed that the relationship had evolved into something more serious this week. He told a VOICE newspaper writer that:
"Yes, it's a mafia engagement...ah mi wife, me and har ah go get married 'cause mi love her."

He was speaking during the shooting break of D'Angel's new video, 'Woman Power' that celebrates the recent victory of Portia Simpson Miller as the first female president of the PNP, and what the victory means to the 'gentler sex' in Jamaica. During the break, the two were openly flirting with each other, sharing jokes and tender moments away whenever D'Angel had the opportunity.





R&B Star Jimmy Cozier Explores Jamaican Roots

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By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

JimmyCozyPhotoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgR&B singer Jimmy Cozier will soon complete his reggae album for Harmony House Records in Jamaica. The album, which has not yet been titled, could be released this Summer.

"I am just doing the last couple of tracks now, it's going to be 14 tracks of classic reggae," he said.

Jimmy Cozier's mother, Dawn, is Jamaican-born, while his dad is an accomplished jazz musician so he grew up in a home where diverse music cultures converged and he was exposed to a pantheon of jazz greats, as well as music from reggae icons such as Bob Marley and Beres Hammond. So it was almost inevitable that he would explore the Jamaican side of his heritage.





Beenie Man & D'Angel Engaged

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By The Insider
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

BeenieManD'AngelYardFlex.jpgThat's the question on everyone's lips as rumours have spread like a wild bush fire on the Serengeti National Park of Africa that Beenie Man and D'Angel are officially engaged, and ready to go public about their relationship.

Since November last year, the two have been working together on music projects, and eventually started dating. There's no wedding ring yet, but D'Angel is sure waiting for it! Come on Beenie, be quick with the bling! Word is that she has an expensive engagement ring on her ring finger that has had her girlfriends wagging their tongues in excitement.

When will the wedding bells be tolling for Beenie and D'Angel? Who knows?

Congratulations guys!
What makes things vague is that neither of the two have said anything to the press that indicates a concrete relationship other than friendship...that is, until now, and we've got the YardFlex exclusive.

Log on later and we will give you the juicy details and exclusive pictures of the two lovebirds.





Bescenta - A Rare Combination of Intensity

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BescentaPhotoByCarlingtonWilmotYardFlexB.jpgAmbition never ends with the first hit song. The pursuit of excellence is the driving force behind reggae artiste Bescenta, who is a rare combination of intensity, quiet confidence and humility.

Born Bryden Bescenta Craig Wilkins on April 12, 1975, he grew up in the Salisbury Plain area, close to Stony Hill in St. Andrew. He attended Almond Hill All Age, then Oberlin High, before graduating from St. Andrew Technical High School (S.T.A.T.H.S) in Kingston. Immediately after high school, he learned the electrician trade, and to support himself, even did odd jobs like painting houses.





Tina More Than Fire - What Do You Think?

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By: Lucky Me
Carlington Wilmot Photos

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It's not often that you find a girl who is as wholesome as she is sexy, but when that happens in one package, it's sheer magic. That happened when YardFlex caught up with one of our favourite YARDGIRLS, Tina.

"It is not my ambition to become a model, what I want to do is establish my own business," the 22 year-old nail technician told YardFlex.





By: Jigga Mattic
Photos By Warlington

D'Angel-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmotYardFlex.jpgDressed to the nines in a white business suit and her hair a stunning red, D'Angel looked like the portrait of a take-no-prisoners career woman on the set of her new video, 'Give the Woman a Chance' on Wednesday afternoon. The video was shot by critically acclaimed director Nordia Rose at Victoria House, Lindsay Crescent.

"I think that this song is an important one because it sends a clear message to women that they can succeed at the highest level of politics and business, if they just stick to their guns," D'Angel said.





MafiaHousePhotoByCarlingtonWilmotZG1.jpgWhen Beenie Man informed YardFlex of the plans he had for Mafia House Productions, Jigga Mattic and Warlington decided that we had to find a 'gangster car'. After a couple of phone calls, we located 48 year-old Merrick Reid, a building contractor who collects classic cars as a hobby.

Mr. Reid had a 1936 Ford V8 three-window couple that was similar in make to ones the gangsters used to call 'The Hardtop Roadster' which were often used to go on 'moonshine runs' (transporting bootleg whisky) during the Prohibition Era in the United States. During Prohibition Era ( 1917-1933) the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was prohibited. Underground saloons popped up, and inevitably, most of the liquor traffic fell into the hands of gangsters.





Sting Awarded - The Most Secure Stage Show 2005

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stingcd1.jpgThe Supreme Promotions team is now in high spirits after being awarded The Most Secured Show for 2005 by CVM TV.

STING 2005 promoted the theme of PEACE LOVE & UNITY on Boxing Day December 26 at the Jamworld Entertainment. Due to its tumultuous history this international showcase attracted over 12,000 patrons who enjoyed a twelve hour long incident free PEACE concert.

Supreme Promotions gives commendation to their Security Manager -Caple Williams and GUINNESS' Risk Management Team who made great strides in ensuring the safety of the patrons.





Western Consciousness 2006

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twd_sm.jpgWestern Consciousness 2006 will be held on April 29th at Llandilo Cultural Center in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Western Consciousness has developed a loyal audience over the last 17 years, averaging solidly 6-8 thousand patrons. The show consistently promotes positive music, positive people and positive vibrations in a positive environment.

King of Kings Promotions is proud to present the 18th staging of Western Consciousness featuring 2002 Grammy Award Winner Lee “Scratch” Perry in a rare concert performance on home soil. Other artistes billed for the show are Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffith, Third World, Barrington Levy, Culture, Richie Spice, Anthony B, I-Wayne, Taurus Riley and Gyptian.





Belize shows Wayne Wonder Love and Affection

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WayneWonder.jpgBased on the reception he received in Belize, you would think that he was an old friend, rather than on his first visit to Belize recently.

Wayne Wonder and fellow veteran reggae artiste Beenie Man performed to a packed house at the Belize City Centre in Belize City last Saturday. Following brief, but vibes building appearances by Gringo re-christened Don Mafia and large on talent Kirk Davis, Ruff Kutt struck up the introduction that heralded the arrival of Wayne Wonder.

Dressed in a white jacket and blue jeans, Wayne stepped on stage with searing vocals. Moving effortlessly from his classic hits such as Saddest Day and Movie Star, to favourites No Letting Go, Bounce Along and Hold Me Now, to fresh cuts I Still Believe and Love and Affection, Wayne grabbed up the crowd and never let them go.





Gyptian at #1 One Again - 'Mama Don't Cry'

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM

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Sponsored by Tru Juice
TW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 15 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)NM

02 3 7 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham - Mad House U-1

03 2 16 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-1

04 6 17 Plead My Cause-Junior X-Herbs House U-2

05 4 18 Not Going Down-Busy Signal - Renaissance Records (pp#4) D-1

06 14 4 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon U-10

07 5 14 Taxi Fare Vegas & Lexus - B - Rich (pp#3) D-2

08 13 7 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro - B-Rich U-5

09 7 26 Far From Reality-Natural Black-Don Corleon (2wks@1) D-2

10 12 8 Love What You Got-Guidance - Brown Brothers U-2





Leon Joins The New Look of BET JAZZ

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leon8X10sm.jpgActor and singer/ songwriter Leon hosts the first series of the BETJ showcase, "The Best Shorts". This new programme that provides viewers with some of the best short films in drama, comedy, horror and suspense. "The Best Shorts" offers a unique opportunity to catch the work of the best and brightest emerging black film makers.

No stranger to the BET family, Leon also produced and hosted the popular talk show The L-Bow Room.

Leon is currently on tour in the US with his band The Peoples; as they promote there debut album "THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED" you can catch them on the following dates:





YardFlex - From E-zine to Magazine

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PRESS RELEASE
YardFlex-Cover-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgYardFlex.Com, launched in July 2005 as an e-zine announced this week its official launch of its monthly Magazine which, according to preliminary estimates, will have a readership of at least 50,000 people in the Kingston Metropolitan area, a target demographic which includes students, young professionals, senior management-level marketers, as well as media and ad executives.

The first issue of YardFlex will appear on newsstands on March 4, 2006. YardFlex has the the inside scoop of the juiciest gossip and acts of extreme perversity that take place on the Rock in our monthly gossip column, Yaadchat. We've got your favourite Yaadlyrics, where we showcase the kind of 'chunes' that make FM radio sit up and pay attention. We've got interviews with offbeat, and zany personalities in the media and entertainment business. We've got the 'maddest' photographs of spandex-wrapped-booty-bouncing babes romping to dancehall, hip-hop, soca and rap at any one of Kingston's steamy alcohol-fuelled 'sessions'.





Dancehall Artiste Sizzla Goes to Montreal

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Zizzla-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmot-yardflex.jpgSizzla Kalonji featuring the Judgment Yard Crew, will be performing live at Le Medley (1170 St-Denis) in Montreal on Saturday, March 18th, 2006.

After his previous successfull sold-out show in Montreal and Toronto in August 2004, Sizzla is now going on a Canada-wide "Da Real LIVE Thing Tour"; in such cities as Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Cambridge, and Toronto, respectively.

Opening acts for the Montreal show (March 18), include Django, Sampaloo, Toronto's Sample King, and more. Hosts for the night include Prymtym and Don Ignorance. Music will be provided by Montreal's own Little Thunder, Assassins, and Toronto's King Klepto.





'Gangsta Rock' Lyrics - Elephant Man

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Elephant-photoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgintroGangstas da one yah name badman forwud and badman pull up sell off.

Verse 1
Semantically rock/
them want I dance fi stop/
wi nah guh pay them nuh mind because dah dance just a rock/
wi them want fi drop/
after wi nuh hear nuh shot/
wi nah guh pay them nuh mind because some bockle just a rock./

Chorus
Everybody fi a duh gangsta rock now
Lean back now den yuh duh gangsta rock now
Yuh haffi catch it some how duh gangsta rock now
Put dung yuh glock now duh gangsta rock now
Everybody fi a duh gangsta rock now
Roll a spliff now duh gangsta rock now
Ask wen it kip now duh gangsta rock now
Everybody move yuh body mek mi si yuh rock now





YardBeat With Jigga Mattic

gentleman.jpgJah Cure remains an unstoppable force in music business despite his continued incarceration. The Vertex label scores another hit on the Choice FM Top 20 Reggae Chart in London this week, as 'Share the Love' by Jah Cure featuring Gentleman rises to number seven.

"Really, it was my idea to put the two together, but the Cure who inspires Gentleman to write songs waste no time to jumped at the opportunity. Both parties wanted it to get done, I am pleased that it is moving up the charts so quickly, great to see that the work is reaching the people, the idea put together, come forth and the people dem like it," Vertex told YardFlex.Com.





Tami Chynn's New Video

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TamiChynnA_yardflex-CarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgA new video for Tami Chynn's Hyperventilated single is to be shot on local shores over the next few weeks. Word is that music video director Little X will be involved in this project
What's Wrong Wid Nordia?

POPULAR VIDEO DIRECTOR, Nordia Rose collapsed while shooting a music video, 'Everybody Bounce' for international dancehall group TOK recently.

According to Flexx, "It happened on the second day of shoot while we were on the Hellshire Beach last Sunday. She jus' collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital."





Jah Cure's New Video With Fantan Mojah

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By: Claude Mills

JahCure-FantanMojah.jpgJah Cure, the infamous reggae singer who has been incarcerated since 1999, is in the middle of shooting a combination video with Fantan Mojah for his latest single, 'Nah Build Great Men' for Downsound Records.

YardFlex got the inside scoop on the video shoot today, and we will be posting pictures and stories from behind-the-scenes of the video shoot tomorrow.

"It's a great song, and it talks how society kills great men, and does not build them, it mentions great black leaders such as Marcus Gravey, Martin Luther King who was assassinated and it has a wonderful social vibe. The director of the video is Mr. B, the guy who did 'Hail the King' video. The 'Jah Cure' scenes have already been shot and they look good, it's going to be a wicked video," Joe Bogdanovich, the head of Downsound Records, told YardFlex today.





gregoryisaac.jpgGregory Isaacs has been on the road for the last couple of weeks, playing a number of gigs across the United States. This is Gregory Isaacs’ first tour of the United States since 2001.

"Gregory played the Bob Marley Festivals on the west coast of the US. Gregory Isaacs who has not toured the US in over 5 years is packing all venues that he plays as he's on a 4 week tour of the US and Hawaii.

In Tijuana Mexico he drew over 4000 thousand people which were 98 per cent Mexicans," Copeland Forbes told YardFlex.Com today.





Reggae Sumfest 2018

By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

MafiaHousebirthCarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgFamily is forever. That's the main reason that Beenie Man, the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, has formed his very own production house, Mafia House Productions. In this venture, he will be the Capo di tutti capi (boss of bosses) of a group of talented artistes that will include D'Angel, real 'stand-up' guys like Don Mafia, and Hugh Lynch the studio engineer.

"In February last year, we registered the domain name, Don Mafia for the website, and we have gradually put things into play. My upcoming album has a lot of Mafia House-produced tracks, and with Angel coming on board, it compliments the whole thing. Director Nordia Rose is also a key part of the whole thing, we seek out and get the best talent...ah Mafia House ting," Beenie Man told YardFlex.Com.

Beenie Man, who is a Grammy winning artiste signed to Virgin Records, is intent on establishing Mafia House as a big player in the international dancehall market, and is seeking out talented artistes who can help to form the core of what will be a powerful new force in the business.





Chico's New Hit Single 'Bad Out Deh'

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chicoYardFlex.jpgDancehall singer Chico has new hit single presently building up steam in Jamaica. The song is titled 'Bad Out Deh' and is a combination with Dancehall deejay Alozade and Kiprich on Richard "Shams" Browne's re-release of the Baddis Riddim. These three artists; Chico, Alozade and Kiprich have together generate a popular release for Dancehall massives. The original Baddis Riddim resulted in Chico's Dancehall hit Grudgeful when the Riddim debuted back in 1998.

Recognizing the growing popularity of the song; Chico, Alozade and Kiprich have shot a video in support of the song. The video was directed by Asha and edited by talented video director Kevin Lee. The song is already starting to chart and is featured in the Mega Jamz Top 20 Dancehall Chart this week.





Bounty Killer and CeCile Dating?

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By: Jigga Mattic

Bounty&CecileYardFlex.jpgTalk about your unusual 'Changes'.The streets have it that Cecile, who recorded 'Woman Tings', a big top ten hit last year, may be involved in an intimate relationship with deejay Bounty Killer a.k.a 'The Warlord'.

Word is that the two have been spotted on cozy dates in and around the Corporate Area, and Cecile frequents Oaklands Apartments, home to many top entertainment personalities, including Bounty Killer.
However, when YardFlex asked the successful female deejay about the relationship, she denied it.

"Think is Beenie and D'Angel this?" she asked playfully. "I got my man, everybody knows I've got my man. Ah same way dem spread rumour say mi tek out one of my ribs and have surgery fi mek mi stomach smaller fi get my new makeover. But nutten nuh go so. Bounty is not what everybody thinks he is...he is not the Warlord, Bounty is cool."





Shaggy carded for St Kitts Music Fest

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shaggyYardFlex.jpgGrammy Award winner and double platinum recording artist Shaggy will be among the top acts performing at the 10th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place on the island from Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2.

Shaggy was a major hit with the crowd when he performed at the 7th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival in 2003. He won his first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1996 while the album's title track, Boombastic shot to number one on reggae, R&B and rap charts all over the world. Hits such as Summertime, Angel, That Girl and It Wasn't Me further solidified his appeal. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy was raised in Brooklyn and remains one of the biggest crossover successes in dancehall reggae.





Moodies Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

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moodies-records-sticker.jpgMoodies Records, one of the pioneers of reggae music retailers in the United States, will be having it's customer appreciation day on May 17 this year.

According to a press release from the reggae retailer, "this is to show our love to the customers and every one for supporting us over the years". Without the love and support we would not have come this far, the release said.

The firm will also be seeking financial contributions in aid of the "Butterfli Wings Foundation", a non-profit organization that is helping children in the island of Jamaica with all their educational needs.





majaAward.jpgIn June of this year, the very best from among Jamaica's crop of talented Gospel Artistes at home and overseas will be brought together for Jamaica's first international Gospel awards, the Maja Awards. The event will be held on June 10 and 11 in the Kingston and St Andrew area.

The first evening will be entitled "People's Choice Nomination Concert". This production will bring together a star-studded line-up of local and international Jamaican recording gospel artistes. The audience will be treated with a show of the highest calibre and will be asked to vote for the "People's Choice Artiste of the Year".
On Sunday evening, June 11, there will be the Maja Awards Red Carpet Gala Affair.





Fantan Mojah's 'Hail The King' Goes #1

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FatanMojahAlbum.jpgDownsound Recording artiste Fantan Mojah now has the number one album in Jamaica. The album, 'Hail the King' vaulted to the pole position on local charts this week.

"I am just grateful to my fans who are supporting my album in Jamaica, mi love the support," he said. "The album is also doing well overseas, in fact, a few weeks ago, the album was leading Jr. Gong, and even I-Wayne on the reggae album charts in Europe, and only Lucky Dube was ahead of me. The people are responding to me, Downsound is already into the third pressing of the album so we are registering a lot of real sales and subsequent re-orders which shows that we are quickly gaining momentum," Fantan told YardFlex.





Japan Splash Was Great!

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By Copeland Forbes
'YardFlex Correspondent'

Tokyo, Japan

japansplash.jpgThe shows were great, each of the artistes, Marcia Griffiths,Junior Kelly andthe 'Cool Ruler' Mr. Gregory Isaacs along with the Live Wyya Band did Jamaica and Reggae Music proud at the 2006 staging of the Spring version of Reggae Japansplash.

Two (2) shows were held in Tokyo at a venue name East Coast
March 18 and 19 and one (1) show was held in Okayama. The attendance at the show in Okayama was tremendous,as it was the first time that a reggae show was held in that city and the crowd response was just great.

The shows in Tokyo were sponsored by FM Tokyo and the one in Okayama was sponsored by FM Okayama the top radio stations in each city.
The organisers were very happy and showered praises on the Jamaican contingent for their professional inputin the staging of the festivals. The festivals had a few Japanese reggae acts as openers and each act was a force to reckon with.





YOU KNOW HOW LONG DI REAL BOD MON WHAN DANCE AND CYAN DANCE - HOW COME?
YEA AH DING DONG ALWAYS SEH EVERTING AH WORK NUTTIN NUH PLUG OUT AND WE SAY DANCASS

DingDong-YardFlex.jpgall out, ravas clavas, everting ah work nuttin nuh plug out Johny Brav, Ova War yah hear me, king man everting alright, yeo flava flav, chicken and beer everting alright hear dis, Sadik G-unit, we say a bad mon time fi dance ah bod mon foward bad mon pull up, who nuh like it, dont pull up so we sing seh

Bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon pull up bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon pull up, bod mon pull up





Aquatic Park for Negril-Jamaica This July

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US$6.5 million (J$422 million) Disney-style waterpark.

AquaticPark.jpgThe state-of-the-art aquatic amusement centre, which is to be opened in July, will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.

The family entertainment centre, slated for erection on five acres of land across from the seven miles of Negril beach, will change the hospitality landscape in the resort town, which is currently home to the multibillion-dollar, world famous Rick's Cafe, but few other attractions.

Negril is a major tourism mecca, and the waterpark is expected to complement the many hotel rooms and recent tourism development within the area. Insiders say that 250 Jamaicans will be employed to the theme park, reducing the high level of unemployment in the parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland.





Make Boys Cry (MBC) Inks Deal With Toshiba EMI

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By: Jigga Mattic

MBC_FACE_POSTER.jpgMake Boys Cry has just signed a deal with Toshiba EMI in Japan for
their debut album due out in June 2006. They also just premiered their second video "I like it hot" on Hype tv this week and it has already started creating a huge buzz.

"They are currently voicing for other top producers and will be releasing a number of singles in the coming months. I've been working with them for a while, and they are solid performers destined to go a far way," Computer Paul told YardFlex this week.

Here is a link to their first video "Short a Nuttin" which is still in rotation and getting huge responses since its Dec 2005 release. The link for the video is at

www.jamdown-music.com/audio/shortanuttin.mov. The video is #8 on
Channel U in London which is the premiere Urban music video channel in England.





New Reggae Releases - With Energy Beat

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gyptian_yardflexCarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgENERGY BEAT has re-stocked the following songs on the Palm of Gold label ('More Life' rhythm): Fantan Mojah with Warm In The Street, Turbulence with Gun Bring Misery, Gyptian with Love Is The Only Solution, Anthony B with More Love, Chezideck with Are You With It and Bush Man with Consider Me.

Soon to be released by Energy Beat label are the following:

Gyptian with Beng Beng, on the 'No Doubt' rhythm, Michael Davis with Don't Hate Me on the 'Pleasure Time' rhythm and on the 'Godfather' rhythm are Gyptian with Stop The Fussing And Fighting, Jah Mason with Give Praises, Pinchers with Halliluyah and Guidance with Put Down The Gun.





Da'Ville Returns From Japan Tour

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Daville-YardFlex.jpgSinger Da'Ville is back from his recent two weeks tour of Japan. He had been out of the island since the middle of February where he did a Valentine's Day show in Canada, and a post-valentine showcase in South Florida, USA. After performing in the US, Da'Ville immediately left for Japan where he did a series of shows in support of his recently released album In Heaven. The album, according to reports, has been doing well in Japan since its release late last year.

Da'Ville said he is in the middle of commencing work on his sophomore album which he anticipates will be completed in time for a late 2006 release in Europe. Fans who have been waiting for the local release of the album In Heaven will have to wait until summer. According to Da'Ville, the album is being fine tuned with new tracks for release in Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America.





Death Knell for Death Row

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DeathRow.jpgA judge has frozen the assets of Marion "Suge" Knight, including his Death Row Records label, after finding the rap mogul had avoided paying a $107 million civil court judgment won last March.

In another twist, the ruling alsao favors an imprisoned drug dealer, who wants half of a $107 million court award to his wife, Lydia Harris, who claimed Knight cheated her out of a 50 percent stake in the rap label.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald Sohigian said Knight, who co-founded Death Row with rapper Dr. Dre in the early 1990s and helped launch the careers of performers Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur, could stave off the order if he fully disclosed his assets in a debtor's exam set for April 1.





Hayee: You've Got Voice Mail

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voicemail-YardFlex.jpgIt is hard to go to any local stage show and not be graced with the unique sound, Hayee which alerts you that 'you've got mail;' Voice Mail. The dancehall trio has been making waves in the Jamaican music industry for quite sometime. However, it was when they flipped it a little and piggybacked on the vibrant dancing culture that leading Dancehall artist, Elephant Man revived, that they made a lasting impression in the music mind of the populace.

The group comprises of three very talented and hardworking young gentlemen and their dynamic personalities add to the synergy of the group. Kevin, a former model is very low profile and comments that "I'm just a happy go lucky person... always ready for anything."

Craig on the other hand, is a perfectionist when it comes to recording and is considered as the most miserable. Nevertheless he is also the most fun loving and comical. O'Neil, who is very business oriented, is considered the "unspoken boss."





Wayne Wonder Takes It to The Streets

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wayneYardFlex.jpgHe's got diverse new tracks on radio; he's completed a sexy new photo shoot, and bared his soul in a spanking new video … all this and a brand new mix tape as well.

Strictly for the Streets Vol. 1 is a hard core, hour long, fresh mix hosted by Bigga Rankin, that is for "real nigga radio". Wayne Wonder sheds his trademark lover boy sentiments, ropes in his alter ego, deejay Surprise, and unleashes a string of cutting edge tracks that target the underground market.

To promote the summer release of Strictly for the Streets Vol. 1 ahead of his forthcoming studio album, Forever, Wayne Wonder and his doppelganger have 'taken it to the streets' so to speak. Wayne Wonder has popped up at Mix DJ shows all over the east coast.





RadamYardFlexB.jpgRadam is a nightmare for potential managers and potential A & R representatives alike. He is fiery, cocksure, brash and has a quiet intensity that makes you want to take a step back.

But Radam has been raising eyebrows in dancehall circles for his catchy street anthem, 'Dam Dam', which is set to propel him into the Dancehall Game in a big way. But it has been a hard road to get to the point where he is now, all grown up and on the verge of stardom.

As a toddler, Radam's parents left him in the care of his grandmother who found that she couldn't manage to properly discipline the hell-raising teen who gave no end of trouble while attending Hope Bay All Age school in St. Mary.

"She couldn't control me, I had no father figure and I usually give her pure problem to the point where I ended up in reformatory school. I don't regret it though, if it wasn't for that, mi woulda dead already, Sister Mary Ignatius reach me as a mother, she was the boss," the man born Lincoln Dwight Hamilton said, smiling.





Sean Paul's Temperature is RED HOT at #1

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The Temperature has risen to the pinnacle of the Billboard charts today, as it cops the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is Sean Paul's third #1 hit song on that chart as Get Busy and Baby Boy with Beyonce, have enjoyed the same success!

The Trinity has also been relentless and a whopping 726,115 copies of the album have been purchased in the United States alone.

Check out the trackings below for yourself and see the chart movement updates on Sean Paul, Damian Marley, TOK and Cham.

The Trinity, Temperature, and We Be Burnin' continue to climb the charts.





King of Fire Capleton - Stay Pon Toppa Things

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
Sponsored by Tru Juice

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01 3 7 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon (1 Wk@#1) U-2

02 1 10 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham-Mad House (2Wks@#1) D-1

03 6 8 Gangster Rock-Elephant Man-Birchill Records U-3

04 8 5 Bad Out Deh-Alozade/ Kiprich / Chico-B-Rich U-4

05 7 10 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro-B-Rich U-2

06 2 18 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)D-4

07 9 10 Do You Know-Mr.Vegas-Fiwi Music U-2

08 4 19 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-4

09 12 9 Please Stop The Killing-Hit List-Fouta/Gogan Music U-3

10 18 4 We Set The Trend-Beenie Man-John John U-8





Shemara - Precious Charms - Sexy Jamaican Beauty

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By: Jigga Mattic
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

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Shemara has a big problem that refuses to go away. Guys keep staring at my boobs, she breathed almost petulantly/
And I can see why! Who can blame men? Who wouldn't stare at those gazangas? After all, this gorgeous undergrad is a drop dead knock-out lass with boobs like intercontinental missiles.

With her overpowering sexuality and her outsize assets, she is sure to turn heads and get loads of unwanted attention from men, and playa-hating stares from envious females wherever she goes. YardFlex caught up with her in Lime Cay recently where she had just showed her potential star power by just commandeering the set of a Wata video shoot with her sassy moves and perky, can-do personality.





Universal Love. Peace & Unity - Bob Marley

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LegendBobMarleyyardflex.jpgAccording to the Newsblaze website, the Annual Bob
Marley Festival Tour has been renamed as the 2006
Annual "Universal Love" Legends of Rasta Reggae
Festival Tour. This is the original Reggae Festival
Tour. Over the past 19 years, the Houston based Tour
has visited over 45 cities in the United States and
abroad, making it the longest running Touring Festival
in the world.

This year marks the 20th year since the first tour and
the 15th year it has traveled the world to spread
awareness of Reggae Music and messages of Universal
Love, Peace & Unity along with the Rastafarian way.

The 2006 Tour theme is "Universal Love" and the theme
song is "I Can See Clearly", by Johnny Nash.





EscoYardFlex.jpgMatthew 'Esco' Thompson of the duo, Leftside and Esco, will be taking a brief hiatus from the performance side of the business to spend some much-needed down time with family because he will soon be wearing the cap of a father.

Esco's first child, Jasmine Shea Thompson, is expected to arrive in the world in April, and he is excited about the prospect.

He told YardFlex that the mother of the child is Tanya Grey, with whom he has been involved in a relationship for the last six years.

"I am not planning on getting married before I hit age 30 though, I am just not ready for that step yet," the soon-to-be father said.





BeenieManGyptianKartelNankoPeppaYardFlex.jpgNEW YORK: Dancehall kingpin, Beenieman - fresh from his public admission of plans to wed his lover D'Angel - is the first artist confirmed to participate in the 7th annual Irie Jam Annual Celebrity Soccer Match which takes place on Monday, May 29, 2006 at the Roy Wilkins Park in New York. Other confirmed acts include Tanto Metro & Devonte, Richie Spice, Jessie Jender, Mr. Peppa, Nanko and Gyptian.

"This is easily one of the most important events on the entertainment calendar in NY" Louie Grant, VP of Irie Jam Radio said.

"Aside from the obvious entertainment for fans, the event will be a tremendous opportunity for the artists to market themselves and the projects they are involved with as media outlets from as far as England, Canada and Jamaica will be on hand to cover the event" Grant noted.

The Celebrity match will again be hosted by Irie Jam Media of New York and Asylum Night Club of Jamaica however Jingles Entertainment of New Jersey will come board this year as co-producer of the event.





DellyRanxYardFlex.jpgStudents at the Innswood High School on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine were given a motivational talk by recording artiste and producer Delly Ranks last Friday afternoon.

The visit was organised by President of the Federation of Musicians,
Desmond 'Desi' Young. The popular entertainer spoke to the students about the importance of staying in school, as well as personal hygiene.

"I told them about the relevance of obtaining a proper education, and I even pointed out to them that they should avoid getting into any form of sexual contact with teachers, minibus drivers, taxi drivers and conductors," said Ranks.

Ranks emphasised the importance of a solid education to them in the future, he pointed out that he came from a poor background and worked hard at what he wanted to achieve in life, while obtaining a solid education.





'I Need Your Name & Number' Lyrics - Turbulence

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TurbulenceYardFlexCarlingtonWilmot.jpgUnexpected turbulence
emperes i'd like to get to know you
believe me i have so meny thing to show you
right now i just want to grow you
let me tell you this

It was love at first sight
when I saw you first night
And I knew from that moment
that your thoughts and deeds was golden
Goosebumps came all over me
when I looked into your eyes
You were so happy and free
I had to walk over and say

I need your name and number and where you reside
I need you by my side
Need your name and number and where you reside
lets take a ride





Buju_Banton.jpgGargamel Music, Inc. is thrilled to announce that dancehall - reggae star Buju Banton aka Gargamel has been nominated for two International Reggae & World Music Awards: Best DJ/Rapper (Male) and the Haile Selassie Award for Spiritual Service Through Music.

The honors come on the heels of Banton also being named Comeback Artist of the Year 2005 by daily newspaper, the Jamaica Observer, for his steady barrage of smash singles in the dancehall and on the radio over the past 12 months. Buju, who is in Jamaica putting the finishing touches on his new dancehall album, says of the prestigious nominations, "It is truly a blessing to be recognized for my works. I and I look forward to bringing the fans more music and more love in 2006."





MackaMoney.jpgMacka Diamond will be releasing her long-awaited album on March 27. The album titled 'Money-O' is Macka Diamond's first effort for Greensleeves since she created history by being the first Jamaican born female artiste to sign an album deal with the company.

The 20-track CD saw Macka working with top flight dancehall producers such as Steelie & Cleevie, Shane Brown, Don Corleon, Richard Browne, Christopher Birch, Robert Livingston, Dave Kelly and more.

The album already has a winning start as many of the tracks are dancehall favourites including the number one hits 'Done Already' and 'Bun Him' featuring Black-er. Among the other popular tracks on the album are 'Mi Nuh Done' remix, featuring Cobra, 'Lexus and Benz' and the title track 'Money-O'; the album also feature eight exclusive tracks





notoriusbig.jpgAccording to a story from Yahoo on the Net, a judge halted sales of Notorious B.I.G.'s breakthrough 1994 album "Ready to Die" after a jury decided the title song used part of an Ohio Players tune without permission.

The jury Friday awarded $4.2 million in punitive and direct damages to the two music companies that own rights to Ohio Players recordings.

The sales ban imposed by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell affects the album and the title song in any form, including Internet downloads and radio play.

It was unclear when or how the ban would take effect. By Saturday evening, a search of BestBuy.com and Amazon.com showed "Ready to Die" was still available for purchase online.





Absolute Temptation Isle - (ATI)

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VpSpringBreak.jpgThursday, July 27 - Wednesday, August 2, marks the annually anticipated Absolute Temptation Isle (ATI) weekend, which takes place in Negril. The five-year anniversary of the event is marked by five days and eleven nights of non-stop partying.

The weekend caters to all because it kicks off with a launch in the Quad Night Club in New Kingston on Thursday, July 27 for those who will not be able to go to Negril. Nevertheless, it continues on Friday, July 28 with patrons moving to Negril to commence a party experience that will not be forgotten.





Rihanna Readies Sophomore Album

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rihanna.jpgThe release date for Barbados-born singer Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, A Girl Like Me, has been pushed back two weeks to Tuesday, April 25. A limited edition of the project will be housed in a special digipak featuring five collectible postcards and album covers.

As they did on Rihanna's 2005 debut, Music of the Sun, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers handled the majority of production on the new offering, whose lead single SOS is featured in a Nike ad campaign. The cut was released exclusively last month through Nikewomen.com.

Other songs expected to appear on the album are Dem Haters, No Looking Back, Don't Lie and Selfish Girl. Rihanna's labelmate, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, penned the second single, Unfaithful.





Top Female Video Director Nordia Rose is Well

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NordiaRoseYardFlex.jpgNordia Rose says that she is feeling much better physically these days following a recent scare when she was hospitalised for two days last month on what should have been the second day of a T.O.K photo shoot when she became dehydrated and had to be given an IV.

"From my mother was pregnant, she had to take iron injections because she didn't have enough iron in her blood. So as I grew up, I found that I had to take iron tablets as I was tested at two different schools and the same result, low iron. Because of that, I have to eat a lot of fruits, a lot of callaloo, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drink a lot of fluids," she told YardFlex.Com.

We caught up with her while she was backstage at the Spring Break show in Negril.

Arguably Jamaica's busiest music video director, she has a host of new projects coming up with Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel and she has been chosen to shoot Beenie Man's 'Heart Attack' video.





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Tanto&DevonteYardFlex.jpgThe Dynamic duo Tanto Metro & Devonte - "Musically Inclined" their latest album will hit the selves on March 21, 2006. The Duo have recently shot the video for one of the lead single on their album titled 'Good Or Bad Times' produced by Troyton Remi for Black Shadow Records on the Blink Riddim. The video was shot at 11 Lindsay Crecesnt in the studio of Advico/Music Plus.

This magnificent video was the sole responsibility of Rass Kassa, which he says will be premiering on MTV-TEMPO within the next couple of weeks.

Tanto Metro & Devonte are now hard at work promoting the single as well as their upcoming album. They did themselves well last week at VP Records Spring Break held at Margaretville, Negril.





Swing Eh 'Weh in Barbican, The Uptown Garrison

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Rolling Wid PaPa & Razzi

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SOLD OUT! When Beenie Man shot the video for his new single, 'Swing Eh Weh' in Barbican Place, the uptown garrison, it was no comparison, the whole community came out for the event. School kids coming home from school stopped by, mangy dogs and even an old codger that looked like he must have had his last erection in 1987 showed to ogle the winking bellybuttons, exposed thighs, and daring fashions of the Barbican hotties at the video shoot.

It's the first time that Pappa and Razzi have ever seen so many girls dressed up in their finest on a hot, Tuesday afternoon, even the bleached-out face ones who normally scorn the sun like it's something lethal appeared in their numbers. And Kingston, de gal dem hot!





'Bling Bling' - Check Out D'Angel's Ring

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By: Claude Mills
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

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D'Angel has decided to break her self-imposed silence and sat down with an editor to reveal intimate details of her recent engagement with Virgin Records Grammy winning artiste Beenie Man.

According to D'Angel, Beenie flew to England more than two weeks ago and whisked her away to a private spot to propose to her.

"He engaged me in a limousine and he gave me an expensive ring, that was so romantic!" she told YardFlex.Com.





Baby Cham Ghetto Story Two Weeks At 1# Spot

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
Sponsored by Tru Juice

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01 1 9 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham - Mad House (2Wks@#1) NM

02 2 17 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)NM

03 5 6 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon U-2

04 3 18 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-1

05 4 19 Plead My Cause-Junior X-Herbs House (pp#4) D-1

06 8 7 Gangster Rock-Elephant Man-Birchill Records U-2

07 7 9 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro - B-Rich NM

08 13 4 Bad Out Deh-Alozade/ Kiprich / Chico- B-Rich U-5

09 10 9 Do You Know-Mr.Vegas-Fiwi Music U-1

10 9 10 Love What You Got-Guidance - Brown Brothers (pp#9) D-1





Alozade Turns Up The Heat - 'Bad Out Deh'

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ALOZADE_0I.jpgDeejay Alozade is hot on the music scene again, ripping up the place with some hard-hitting music, chief among them 'Bad Out Deh', done on the Baddest Ting rhythm.

Alozade recorded 'Bad Out Deh' with long time friends Chico and Kiprich with whom he had previously joined forces to create the monster hit song 'Nuh Pet Gal'.

'Bad Out Deh' is presently creating a stir throughout the world. It is a 'must play' at local and overseas dancehall events and has elevated the artiste once again into the 'big times'. "I feel real good about the success of the song. It has done a lot for me where my career is concerned," he said. "My fans love it and I feel good about that."

A music video for the song was released recently. It was directed by local music video mogul Asha and is presently getting heavy rotation on local TV and cable stations.





JMT - Vybz Kartel's Album Out

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By: Jigga Matic

AlbumVybzKartel.jpgDeejay Vybz Kartel recently returned from a six-show run in two weekends in the Tristate area, as well as shows in the state of Texas, Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. The deejay's sophomore album, JMT, has been released by Greensleeves Records.

The lead single for the album is "Emergency" and it was released before the album, while "Hello Moto" is released with the album on 12 inch vinyl. The album is classic Vybz Kartel with songs like "Stammer", �High Altitude� with Bounty Killer, and the original 'Gun Session - Buddabye'. Wayne Marshall features twice on the album on "Late Night in the Scheme" and "Need You Girl". It's a really good mix of songs," he told YardFlex.Com.

Dancehall fans may be disappointed to hear that the remixed version of the song with T-Pain's 'So Sprung' is not on the album. However, a number of the songs have some crossover appeal and he is looking to repeat the success of 2004's effort with a UK R&B singer, Zena on "Been Around the World" which resulted in his first major mainstream hit outside the local Jamaican dancehall arena. The single debuted at number 44 on the UK singles chart.





carnivalDigicel.jpgMobile telecommunications giant Digicel will be exceeding the expectations of all Carnival revelers around the country with fun, excitement, frolic and entertainment, as it turns up the heat on all such events islandwide.

Digicel is the only telecommunications company sponsoring the staging of Bacchanal, Jamaica, Downtown and UWI/UTECH Carnivals.

"Our sponsorship of these four mega-events is a balancing act that we are really enjoying," says Wayne Miller, Marketing Communications Manager. He points out that this year marks Digicel's first foray into the world of Jamaica Carnival.

"We will be bringing the Digicel Flavour to the islandwide series of events which are being staged under the theme 'Carnival 2006 - Ocean Fix'. Digicel's involvement in Jamaica Carnival will ensure that rural communities get in on the high energy music and vibes which that Carnival generates," Mr. Miller states.





Richie Spice US Tour Doing Well

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RichieSpice.jpgRichie Spice's 'In the Street to Africa' tour is reportedly doing well, with gigs such at the Raggamuffins Festival in California, the island of St Marteen, Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia Beach, and Massachusetts, pulling in large crowds.

The singer, whose radio hit Youths are So Cold is bounding up local charts is accompanied by Spanner Banner, Etana and Jah Penco.

Spice, whose seven-year-old recording Earth a Run Red topped the charts in 2004, has had numerous chart successes within the past two years, including Black like Tar, High Grade, This Ghetto Girl, Righteous Youths, and Operation Kingfish.





Ding Dong Goes Number One

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DingDong.jpgArguably Jamaica's top dancer, Ding Dong, showed his versatility this week by scoring his first number one hit with his �Bad Man Forward Bad Man Pull Up� single on the VP imprint. The single is the top song this week on the CHOICE FM chart in London, England. The single is also #15 on the South Florida Top 20 Reggae Singles chart.

Ding Dong, whose real name is Kemar Ottey, has contributed his voice to a number of songs such as Wacky Dip with Voice Mail and Weddy Time 2, along with Bogle and Voise Mail.

His solo recording Chakka Chakka, also did well a few months ago.
Ding Dong believes that dancers are now doing their own tunes because they often had ideas, which were disregarded by artistes.





Ne-Yo Takes Triple Titles on The Billboard Charts

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neyo.jpgRhythm and blues sensation Ne-Yo grabbed the pole position on three main Billboard charts this week. The 23 year-old singer who has written songs for top acts including Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Mario (he wrote Mario's number one hit Let Me Love You), has seen his debut single So Sick rise from number nine to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ne-Yo's debut solo album In My Own Words sold over 301,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at number one on both the Billboard 200 and R&B Hip Hop album charts. a feat aided by digital sales of his hit So Sick, the No. 1 download with 120,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Jay-Z was a producer on the singer-songwriter's album, "In My Own Words," which sold 301,000 copies in its first week, and is pulling the strings behind the scenes on Ne-Yo's success. The single, "So Sick," a huge radio hit, was withheld from the digital market until the album hit stores, and the label invoked UMVD's rebate program for developing acts to bring the set's sale tag to as low as $7.98 at price-driven chains Target, Best Buy and Circuit City.





It's All About Dancing

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jamaicandanceMINIcover.jpgIt's All About Dancing reveals dancehall culture in its truest form. Filmed in Jamaica, this DVD incorporates the best of the local dancehall selectors, DJ's and dancers, almost all of whom are native to Jamaica including Ding Dong, the host.

Other star performers featured are Beenie Man, Elephant Man, T.O.K., Mr. Vegas, Voicemail, Macka Diamond, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Tony Matterhorn, Scatta, Richie Feelings, Bogle, John Hype, Ice, Sadik & G-Unit, Latisha and Kiyo (dancehall queens).

Together in one "dance-u-mentary", all the key figures of dancehall describe the style, history, language and their personal definitions of dancehall culture.

It's All About Dancing entertains viewers by showing the essence of dancehall through interviews and candid monologues inter-spliced with improvisational dance sequences that can teach anyone the basics of the cross-cultural, multigenerational, phenomenon called dancehall. Filmed in Kingston by the Jamaican world renowned director Jay Will and starring an all Jamaican cast and crew! Rah! Rah!





Partnership Marks Largest Ever Corporate Investment in Haitian Sport, Set to Grow Haitian Football to its True Potential

Digicel_logo1.jpgMarch 13, 2006 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Digicel, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean set to transform wireless communication services in Haiti, has announced an unprecedented multi-million sponsorship agreement with the Haitian Football Federation (HFF) designed to grow Haitian football to its true potential.

Digicel's initial four-year partnership with the HFF comes in advance of the company's imminent launch in Haiti and represents the most significant single corporate investment ever made in Haitian sport. Digicel is the largest official sponsor of all time of the National League and one of the largest ever official sponsors of the Haitian National Football Team.





By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

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At 10 minutes to six on Monday morning, Beenie Man hit the stage to a tremendous roar from the crowd, and announced that he would not be working alone. Minutes later, the whole venue just 'lift up' in an orgy of flag-waving, hand-waving, and fire-torches stabbing orange tongues of fire at the purplish dawn sky. Enter the Fireman.

He hit the stage dressed in a regal-looking red and gold outfit and launched into 'Top of Things', Beenie responded 'Come Again', when he did 'Slew Dem', Beenie replied with 'Troublemaker', when Capleton suggested 'Bad Mind', Beenie declared 'Nuh Like Me' and so on, and the crowd loved every second of it.





Sexy Spring Breaker Kerri

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By: Lucky Me
Photos By Warlington

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Alright, I admit it. I like writing this feature because I get the chance to ogle the tight, firm bods of beautiful Jamaican women, so sue me. Ah de so mi ting de right about now.

This weekend, I hooked up with Kerri at Spring Break in Negril. To merely say that Kerri is beautiful is not enough, there are no words to express the line of her delicate cheekbones, her gorgeous face or the way her eyes seem to speak to your soul.





Spring Break with PaPa & Razzi

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"Gone a Negril - we gone a Negril - PaPa & Razzi live from Negril"

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We gone ah Negril! Yea, it's Papa and Razzi coming to you live from the decadent town of Negril where the crazy Spring Breakers are gathered, and plotting to take over the town.

We arrived last night to attend the Spring Bling '06 pre-party on the Negril strip. Trust me, there were crazy girls on the strip that night, some heading to The Jungle, and we soon spotted other girls of the streetwalking variety dressed in some bootylicious fashions that fired up our overactive, testosterone-filled imaginations.





Beenie & D'Angel - Love Conquers All

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By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

D'Angel&BeenieManPhotoByCarlingtonWilmotA.jpgThat's the question on everyone's lips as rumours have spread like a wild brush fire on the Serengeti National Park of Africa that Beenie Man and D'Angel are officially engaged, and ready to go public about their relationship.

Since November last year, the two have been working together on music projects, and eventually started dating. There's no wedding ring yet, but D'Angel is sure waiting for it! When will the wedding bells be tolling for Beenie and D'Angel? Who knows?

Beenie Man confirmed that the relationship had evolved into something more serious this week. He told a VOICE newspaper writer that:
"Yes, it's a mafia engagement...ah mi wife, me and har ah go get married 'cause mi love her."

He was speaking during the shooting break of D'Angel's new video, 'Woman Power' that celebrates the recent victory of Portia Simpson Miller as the first female president of the PNP, and what the victory means to the 'gentler sex' in Jamaica. During the break, the two were openly flirting with each other, sharing jokes and tender moments away whenever D'Angel had the opportunity.





R&B Star Jimmy Cozier Explores Jamaican Roots

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By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

JimmyCozyPhotoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgR&B singer Jimmy Cozier will soon complete his reggae album for Harmony House Records in Jamaica. The album, which has not yet been titled, could be released this Summer.

"I am just doing the last couple of tracks now, it's going to be 14 tracks of classic reggae," he said.

Jimmy Cozier's mother, Dawn, is Jamaican-born, while his dad is an accomplished jazz musician so he grew up in a home where diverse music cultures converged and he was exposed to a pantheon of jazz greats, as well as music from reggae icons such as Bob Marley and Beres Hammond. So it was almost inevitable that he would explore the Jamaican side of his heritage.





Beenie Man & D'Angel Engaged

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By The Insider
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

BeenieManD'AngelYardFlex.jpgThat's the question on everyone's lips as rumours have spread like a wild bush fire on the Serengeti National Park of Africa that Beenie Man and D'Angel are officially engaged, and ready to go public about their relationship.

Since November last year, the two have been working together on music projects, and eventually started dating. There's no wedding ring yet, but D'Angel is sure waiting for it! Come on Beenie, be quick with the bling! Word is that she has an expensive engagement ring on her ring finger that has had her girlfriends wagging their tongues in excitement.

When will the wedding bells be tolling for Beenie and D'Angel? Who knows?

Congratulations guys!
What makes things vague is that neither of the two have said anything to the press that indicates a concrete relationship other than friendship...that is, until now, and we've got the YardFlex exclusive.

Log on later and we will give you the juicy details and exclusive pictures of the two lovebirds.





Bescenta - A Rare Combination of Intensity

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BescentaPhotoByCarlingtonWilmotYardFlexB.jpgAmbition never ends with the first hit song. The pursuit of excellence is the driving force behind reggae artiste Bescenta, who is a rare combination of intensity, quiet confidence and humility.

Born Bryden Bescenta Craig Wilkins on April 12, 1975, he grew up in the Salisbury Plain area, close to Stony Hill in St. Andrew. He attended Almond Hill All Age, then Oberlin High, before graduating from St. Andrew Technical High School (S.T.A.T.H.S) in Kingston. Immediately after high school, he learned the electrician trade, and to support himself, even did odd jobs like painting houses.





Tina More Than Fire - What Do You Think?

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By: Lucky Me
Carlington Wilmot Photos

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It's not often that you find a girl who is as wholesome as she is sexy, but when that happens in one package, it's sheer magic. That happened when YardFlex caught up with one of our favourite YARDGIRLS, Tina.

"It is not my ambition to become a model, what I want to do is establish my own business," the 22 year-old nail technician told YardFlex.





By: Jigga Mattic
Photos By Warlington

D'Angel-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmotYardFlex.jpgDressed to the nines in a white business suit and her hair a stunning red, D'Angel looked like the portrait of a take-no-prisoners career woman on the set of her new video, 'Give the Woman a Chance' on Wednesday afternoon. The video was shot by critically acclaimed director Nordia Rose at Victoria House, Lindsay Crescent.

"I think that this song is an important one because it sends a clear message to women that they can succeed at the highest level of politics and business, if they just stick to their guns," D'Angel said.





MafiaHousePhotoByCarlingtonWilmotZG1.jpgWhen Beenie Man informed YardFlex of the plans he had for Mafia House Productions, Jigga Mattic and Warlington decided that we had to find a 'gangster car'. After a couple of phone calls, we located 48 year-old Merrick Reid, a building contractor who collects classic cars as a hobby.

Mr. Reid had a 1936 Ford V8 three-window couple that was similar in make to ones the gangsters used to call 'The Hardtop Roadster' which were often used to go on 'moonshine runs' (transporting bootleg whisky) during the Prohibition Era in the United States. During Prohibition Era ( 1917-1933) the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was prohibited. Underground saloons popped up, and inevitably, most of the liquor traffic fell into the hands of gangsters.





Sting Awarded - The Most Secure Stage Show 2005

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stingcd1.jpgThe Supreme Promotions team is now in high spirits after being awarded The Most Secured Show for 2005 by CVM TV.

STING 2005 promoted the theme of PEACE LOVE & UNITY on Boxing Day December 26 at the Jamworld Entertainment. Due to its tumultuous history this international showcase attracted over 12,000 patrons who enjoyed a twelve hour long incident free PEACE concert.

Supreme Promotions gives commendation to their Security Manager -Caple Williams and GUINNESS' Risk Management Team who made great strides in ensuring the safety of the patrons.





Western Consciousness 2006

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twd_sm.jpgWestern Consciousness 2006 will be held on April 29th at Llandilo Cultural Center in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Western Consciousness has developed a loyal audience over the last 17 years, averaging solidly 6-8 thousand patrons. The show consistently promotes positive music, positive people and positive vibrations in a positive environment.

King of Kings Promotions is proud to present the 18th staging of Western Consciousness featuring 2002 Grammy Award Winner Lee “Scratch” Perry in a rare concert performance on home soil. Other artistes billed for the show are Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffith, Third World, Barrington Levy, Culture, Richie Spice, Anthony B, I-Wayne, Taurus Riley and Gyptian.





Belize shows Wayne Wonder Love and Affection

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WayneWonder.jpgBased on the reception he received in Belize, you would think that he was an old friend, rather than on his first visit to Belize recently.

Wayne Wonder and fellow veteran reggae artiste Beenie Man performed to a packed house at the Belize City Centre in Belize City last Saturday. Following brief, but vibes building appearances by Gringo re-christened Don Mafia and large on talent Kirk Davis, Ruff Kutt struck up the introduction that heralded the arrival of Wayne Wonder.

Dressed in a white jacket and blue jeans, Wayne stepped on stage with searing vocals. Moving effortlessly from his classic hits such as Saddest Day and Movie Star, to favourites No Letting Go, Bounce Along and Hold Me Now, to fresh cuts I Still Believe and Love and Affection, Wayne grabbed up the crowd and never let them go.





Gyptian at #1 One Again - 'Mama Don't Cry'

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM

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Sponsored by Tru Juice
TW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 15 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)NM

02 3 7 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham - Mad House U-1

03 2 16 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-1

04 6 17 Plead My Cause-Junior X-Herbs House U-2

05 4 18 Not Going Down-Busy Signal - Renaissance Records (pp#4) D-1

06 14 4 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon U-10

07 5 14 Taxi Fare Vegas & Lexus - B - Rich (pp#3) D-2

08 13 7 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro - B-Rich U-5

09 7 26 Far From Reality-Natural Black-Don Corleon (2wks@1) D-2

10 12 8 Love What You Got-Guidance - Brown Brothers U-2





Leon Joins The New Look of BET JAZZ

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leon8X10sm.jpgActor and singer/ songwriter Leon hosts the first series of the BETJ showcase, "The Best Shorts". This new programme that provides viewers with some of the best short films in drama, comedy, horror and suspense. "The Best Shorts" offers a unique opportunity to catch the work of the best and brightest emerging black film makers.

No stranger to the BET family, Leon also produced and hosted the popular talk show The L-Bow Room.

Leon is currently on tour in the US with his band The Peoples; as they promote there debut album "THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED" you can catch them on the following dates:





YardFlex - From E-zine to Magazine

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PRESS RELEASE
YardFlex-Cover-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgYardFlex.Com, launched in July 2005 as an e-zine announced this week its official launch of its monthly Magazine which, according to preliminary estimates, will have a readership of at least 50,000 people in the Kingston Metropolitan area, a target demographic which includes students, young professionals, senior management-level marketers, as well as media and ad executives.

The first issue of YardFlex will appear on newsstands on March 4, 2006. YardFlex has the the inside scoop of the juiciest gossip and acts of extreme perversity that take place on the Rock in our monthly gossip column, Yaadchat. We've got your favourite Yaadlyrics, where we showcase the kind of 'chunes' that make FM radio sit up and pay attention. We've got interviews with offbeat, and zany personalities in the media and entertainment business. We've got the 'maddest' photographs of spandex-wrapped-booty-bouncing babes romping to dancehall, hip-hop, soca and rap at any one of Kingston's steamy alcohol-fuelled 'sessions'.





Dancehall Artiste Sizzla Goes to Montreal

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Zizzla-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmot-yardflex.jpgSizzla Kalonji featuring the Judgment Yard Crew, will be performing live at Le Medley (1170 St-Denis) in Montreal on Saturday, March 18th, 2006.

After his previous successfull sold-out show in Montreal and Toronto in August 2004, Sizzla is now going on a Canada-wide "Da Real LIVE Thing Tour"; in such cities as Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Cambridge, and Toronto, respectively.

Opening acts for the Montreal show (March 18), include Django, Sampaloo, Toronto's Sample King, and more. Hosts for the night include Prymtym and Don Ignorance. Music will be provided by Montreal's own Little Thunder, Assassins, and Toronto's King Klepto.





'Gangsta Rock' Lyrics - Elephant Man

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Elephant-photoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgintroGangstas da one yah name badman forwud and badman pull up sell off.

Verse 1
Semantically rock/
them want I dance fi stop/
wi nah guh pay them nuh mind because dah dance just a rock/
wi them want fi drop/
after wi nuh hear nuh shot/
wi nah guh pay them nuh mind because some bockle just a rock./

Chorus
Everybody fi a duh gangsta rock now
Lean back now den yuh duh gangsta rock now
Yuh haffi catch it some how duh gangsta rock now
Put dung yuh glock now duh gangsta rock now
Everybody fi a duh gangsta rock now
Roll a spliff now duh gangsta rock now
Ask wen it kip now duh gangsta rock now
Everybody move yuh body mek mi si yuh rock now





YardBeat With Jigga Mattic

gentleman.jpgJah Cure remains an unstoppable force in music business despite his continued incarceration. The Vertex label scores another hit on the Choice FM Top 20 Reggae Chart in London this week, as 'Share the Love' by Jah Cure featuring Gentleman rises to number seven.

"Really, it was my idea to put the two together, but the Cure who inspires Gentleman to write songs waste no time to jumped at the opportunity. Both parties wanted it to get done, I am pleased that it is moving up the charts so quickly, great to see that the work is reaching the people, the idea put together, come forth and the people dem like it," Vertex told YardFlex.Com.





Tami Chynn's New Video

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TamiChynnA_yardflex-CarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgA new video for Tami Chynn's Hyperventilated single is to be shot on local shores over the next few weeks. Word is that music video director Little X will be involved in this project
What's Wrong Wid Nordia?

POPULAR VIDEO DIRECTOR, Nordia Rose collapsed while shooting a music video, 'Everybody Bounce' for international dancehall group TOK recently.

According to Flexx, "It happened on the second day of shoot while we were on the Hellshire Beach last Sunday. She jus' collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital."





Jah Cure's New Video With Fantan Mojah

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By: Claude Mills

JahCure-FantanMojah.jpgJah Cure, the infamous reggae singer who has been incarcerated since 1999, is in the middle of shooting a combination video with Fantan Mojah for his latest single, 'Nah Build Great Men' for Downsound Records.

YardFlex got the inside scoop on the video shoot today, and we will be posting pictures and stories from behind-the-scenes of the video shoot tomorrow.

"It's a great song, and it talks how society kills great men, and does not build them, it mentions great black leaders such as Marcus Gravey, Martin Luther King who was assassinated and it has a wonderful social vibe. The director of the video is Mr. B, the guy who did 'Hail the King' video. The 'Jah Cure' scenes have already been shot and they look good, it's going to be a wicked video," Joe Bogdanovich, the head of Downsound Records, told YardFlex today.





gregoryisaac.jpgGregory Isaacs has been on the road for the last couple of weeks, playing a number of gigs across the United States. This is Gregory Isaacs’ first tour of the United States since 2001.

"Gregory played the Bob Marley Festivals on the west coast of the US. Gregory Isaacs who has not toured the US in over 5 years is packing all venues that he plays as he's on a 4 week tour of the US and Hawaii.

In Tijuana Mexico he drew over 4000 thousand people which were 98 per cent Mexicans," Copeland Forbes told YardFlex.Com today.





Reggae Sumfest 2018

Chico's New Hit Single 'Bad Out Deh'

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chicoYardFlex.jpgDancehall singer Chico has new hit single presently building up steam in Jamaica. The song is titled 'Bad Out Deh' and is a combination with Dancehall deejay Alozade and Kiprich on Richard "Shams" Browne's re-release of the Baddis Riddim. These three artists; Chico, Alozade and Kiprich have together generate a popular release for Dancehall massives. The original Baddis Riddim resulted in Chico's Dancehall hit Grudgeful when the Riddim debuted back in 1998.

Recognizing the growing popularity of the song; Chico, Alozade and Kiprich have shot a video in support of the song. The video was directed by Asha and edited by talented video director Kevin Lee. The song is already starting to chart and is featured in the Mega Jamz Top 20 Dancehall Chart this week.





Bounty Killer and CeCile Dating?

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By: Jigga Mattic

Bounty&CecileYardFlex.jpgTalk about your unusual 'Changes'.The streets have it that Cecile, who recorded 'Woman Tings', a big top ten hit last year, may be involved in an intimate relationship with deejay Bounty Killer a.k.a 'The Warlord'.

Word is that the two have been spotted on cozy dates in and around the Corporate Area, and Cecile frequents Oaklands Apartments, home to many top entertainment personalities, including Bounty Killer.
However, when YardFlex asked the successful female deejay about the relationship, she denied it.

"Think is Beenie and D'Angel this?" she asked playfully. "I got my man, everybody knows I've got my man. Ah same way dem spread rumour say mi tek out one of my ribs and have surgery fi mek mi stomach smaller fi get my new makeover. But nutten nuh go so. Bounty is not what everybody thinks he is...he is not the Warlord, Bounty is cool."





Shaggy carded for St Kitts Music Fest

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shaggyYardFlex.jpgGrammy Award winner and double platinum recording artist Shaggy will be among the top acts performing at the 10th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place on the island from Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2.

Shaggy was a major hit with the crowd when he performed at the 7th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival in 2003. He won his first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1996 while the album's title track, Boombastic shot to number one on reggae, R&B and rap charts all over the world. Hits such as Summertime, Angel, That Girl and It Wasn't Me further solidified his appeal. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy was raised in Brooklyn and remains one of the biggest crossover successes in dancehall reggae.





Moodies Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

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moodies-records-sticker.jpgMoodies Records, one of the pioneers of reggae music retailers in the United States, will be having it's customer appreciation day on May 17 this year.

According to a press release from the reggae retailer, "this is to show our love to the customers and every one for supporting us over the years". Without the love and support we would not have come this far, the release said.

The firm will also be seeking financial contributions in aid of the "Butterfli Wings Foundation", a non-profit organization that is helping children in the island of Jamaica with all their educational needs.





majaAward.jpgIn June of this year, the very best from among Jamaica's crop of talented Gospel Artistes at home and overseas will be brought together for Jamaica's first international Gospel awards, the Maja Awards. The event will be held on June 10 and 11 in the Kingston and St Andrew area.

The first evening will be entitled "People's Choice Nomination Concert". This production will bring together a star-studded line-up of local and international Jamaican recording gospel artistes. The audience will be treated with a show of the highest calibre and will be asked to vote for the "People's Choice Artiste of the Year".
On Sunday evening, June 11, there will be the Maja Awards Red Carpet Gala Affair.





Fantan Mojah's 'Hail The King' Goes #1

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FatanMojahAlbum.jpgDownsound Recording artiste Fantan Mojah now has the number one album in Jamaica. The album, 'Hail the King' vaulted to the pole position on local charts this week.

"I am just grateful to my fans who are supporting my album in Jamaica, mi love the support," he said. "The album is also doing well overseas, in fact, a few weeks ago, the album was leading Jr. Gong, and even I-Wayne on the reggae album charts in Europe, and only Lucky Dube was ahead of me. The people are responding to me, Downsound is already into the third pressing of the album so we are registering a lot of real sales and subsequent re-orders which shows that we are quickly gaining momentum," Fantan told YardFlex.





Japan Splash Was Great!

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By Copeland Forbes
'YardFlex Correspondent'

Tokyo, Japan

japansplash.jpgThe shows were great, each of the artistes, Marcia Griffiths,Junior Kelly andthe 'Cool Ruler' Mr. Gregory Isaacs along with the Live Wyya Band did Jamaica and Reggae Music proud at the 2006 staging of the Spring version of Reggae Japansplash.

Two (2) shows were held in Tokyo at a venue name East Coast
March 18 and 19 and one (1) show was held in Okayama. The attendance at the show in Okayama was tremendous,as it was the first time that a reggae show was held in that city and the crowd response was just great.

The shows in Tokyo were sponsored by FM Tokyo and the one in Okayama was sponsored by FM Okayama the top radio stations in each city.
The organisers were very happy and showered praises on the Jamaican contingent for their professional inputin the staging of the festivals. The festivals had a few Japanese reggae acts as openers and each act was a force to reckon with.





YOU KNOW HOW LONG DI REAL BOD MON WHAN DANCE AND CYAN DANCE - HOW COME?
YEA AH DING DONG ALWAYS SEH EVERTING AH WORK NUTTIN NUH PLUG OUT AND WE SAY DANCASS

DingDong-YardFlex.jpgall out, ravas clavas, everting ah work nuttin nuh plug out Johny Brav, Ova War yah hear me, king man everting alright, yeo flava flav, chicken and beer everting alright hear dis, Sadik G-unit, we say a bad mon time fi dance ah bod mon foward bad mon pull up, who nuh like it, dont pull up so we sing seh

Bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon pull up bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon foward bod mon pull up
bod mon pull up, bod mon pull up





Aquatic Park for Negril-Jamaica This July

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US$6.5 million (J$422 million) Disney-style waterpark.

AquaticPark.jpgThe state-of-the-art aquatic amusement centre, which is to be opened in July, will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.

The family entertainment centre, slated for erection on five acres of land across from the seven miles of Negril beach, will change the hospitality landscape in the resort town, which is currently home to the multibillion-dollar, world famous Rick's Cafe, but few other attractions.

Negril is a major tourism mecca, and the waterpark is expected to complement the many hotel rooms and recent tourism development within the area. Insiders say that 250 Jamaicans will be employed to the theme park, reducing the high level of unemployment in the parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland.





Make Boys Cry (MBC) Inks Deal With Toshiba EMI

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By: Jigga Mattic

MBC_FACE_POSTER.jpgMake Boys Cry has just signed a deal with Toshiba EMI in Japan for
their debut album due out in June 2006. They also just premiered their second video "I like it hot" on Hype tv this week and it has already started creating a huge buzz.

"They are currently voicing for other top producers and will be releasing a number of singles in the coming months. I've been working with them for a while, and they are solid performers destined to go a far way," Computer Paul told YardFlex this week.

Here is a link to their first video "Short a Nuttin" which is still in rotation and getting huge responses since its Dec 2005 release. The link for the video is at

www.jamdown-music.com/audio/shortanuttin.mov. The video is #8 on
Channel U in London which is the premiere Urban music video channel in England.





New Reggae Releases - With Energy Beat

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gyptian_yardflexCarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgENERGY BEAT has re-stocked the following songs on the Palm of Gold label ('More Life' rhythm): Fantan Mojah with Warm In The Street, Turbulence with Gun Bring Misery, Gyptian with Love Is The Only Solution, Anthony B with More Love, Chezideck with Are You With It and Bush Man with Consider Me.

Soon to be released by Energy Beat label are the following:

Gyptian with Beng Beng, on the 'No Doubt' rhythm, Michael Davis with Don't Hate Me on the 'Pleasure Time' rhythm and on the 'Godfather' rhythm are Gyptian with Stop The Fussing And Fighting, Jah Mason with Give Praises, Pinchers with Halliluyah and Guidance with Put Down The Gun.





Da'Ville Returns From Japan Tour

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Daville-YardFlex.jpgSinger Da'Ville is back from his recent two weeks tour of Japan. He had been out of the island since the middle of February where he did a Valentine's Day show in Canada, and a post-valentine showcase in South Florida, USA. After performing in the US, Da'Ville immediately left for Japan where he did a series of shows in support of his recently released album In Heaven. The album, according to reports, has been doing well in Japan since its release late last year.

Da'Ville said he is in the middle of commencing work on his sophomore album which he anticipates will be completed in time for a late 2006 release in Europe. Fans who have been waiting for the local release of the album In Heaven will have to wait until summer. According to Da'Ville, the album is being fine tuned with new tracks for release in Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America.





Death Knell for Death Row

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DeathRow.jpgA judge has frozen the assets of Marion "Suge" Knight, including his Death Row Records label, after finding the rap mogul had avoided paying a $107 million civil court judgment won last March.

In another twist, the ruling alsao favors an imprisoned drug dealer, who wants half of a $107 million court award to his wife, Lydia Harris, who claimed Knight cheated her out of a 50 percent stake in the rap label.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald Sohigian said Knight, who co-founded Death Row with rapper Dr. Dre in the early 1990s and helped launch the careers of performers Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur, could stave off the order if he fully disclosed his assets in a debtor's exam set for April 1.





Hayee: You've Got Voice Mail

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voicemail-YardFlex.jpgIt is hard to go to any local stage show and not be graced with the unique sound, Hayee which alerts you that 'you've got mail;' Voice Mail. The dancehall trio has been making waves in the Jamaican music industry for quite sometime. However, it was when they flipped it a little and piggybacked on the vibrant dancing culture that leading Dancehall artist, Elephant Man revived, that they made a lasting impression in the music mind of the populace.

The group comprises of three very talented and hardworking young gentlemen and their dynamic personalities add to the synergy of the group. Kevin, a former model is very low profile and comments that "I'm just a happy go lucky person... always ready for anything."

Craig on the other hand, is a perfectionist when it comes to recording and is considered as the most miserable. Nevertheless he is also the most fun loving and comical. O'Neil, who is very business oriented, is considered the "unspoken boss."





Wayne Wonder Takes It to The Streets

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wayneYardFlex.jpgHe's got diverse new tracks on radio; he's completed a sexy new photo shoot, and bared his soul in a spanking new video … all this and a brand new mix tape as well.

Strictly for the Streets Vol. 1 is a hard core, hour long, fresh mix hosted by Bigga Rankin, that is for "real nigga radio". Wayne Wonder sheds his trademark lover boy sentiments, ropes in his alter ego, deejay Surprise, and unleashes a string of cutting edge tracks that target the underground market.

To promote the summer release of Strictly for the Streets Vol. 1 ahead of his forthcoming studio album, Forever, Wayne Wonder and his doppelganger have 'taken it to the streets' so to speak. Wayne Wonder has popped up at Mix DJ shows all over the east coast.





RadamYardFlexB.jpgRadam is a nightmare for potential managers and potential A & R representatives alike. He is fiery, cocksure, brash and has a quiet intensity that makes you want to take a step back.

But Radam has been raising eyebrows in dancehall circles for his catchy street anthem, 'Dam Dam', which is set to propel him into the Dancehall Game in a big way. But it has been a hard road to get to the point where he is now, all grown up and on the verge of stardom.

As a toddler, Radam's parents left him in the care of his grandmother who found that she couldn't manage to properly discipline the hell-raising teen who gave no end of trouble while attending Hope Bay All Age school in St. Mary.

"She couldn't control me, I had no father figure and I usually give her pure problem to the point where I ended up in reformatory school. I don't regret it though, if it wasn't for that, mi woulda dead already, Sister Mary Ignatius reach me as a mother, she was the boss," the man born Lincoln Dwight Hamilton said, smiling.





Sean Paul's Temperature is RED HOT at #1

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The Temperature has risen to the pinnacle of the Billboard charts today, as it cops the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is Sean Paul's third #1 hit song on that chart as Get Busy and Baby Boy with Beyonce, have enjoyed the same success!

The Trinity has also been relentless and a whopping 726,115 copies of the album have been purchased in the United States alone.

Check out the trackings below for yourself and see the chart movement updates on Sean Paul, Damian Marley, TOK and Cham.

The Trinity, Temperature, and We Be Burnin' continue to climb the charts.





King of Fire Capleton - Stay Pon Toppa Things

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
Sponsored by Tru Juice

CapletonYardFlexCarlingronWilmotPhoto.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 3 7 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon (1 Wk@#1) U-2

02 1 10 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham-Mad House (2Wks@#1) D-1

03 6 8 Gangster Rock-Elephant Man-Birchill Records U-3

04 8 5 Bad Out Deh-Alozade/ Kiprich / Chico-B-Rich U-4

05 7 10 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro-B-Rich U-2

06 2 18 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)D-4

07 9 10 Do You Know-Mr.Vegas-Fiwi Music U-2

08 4 19 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-4

09 12 9 Please Stop The Killing-Hit List-Fouta/Gogan Music U-3

10 18 4 We Set The Trend-Beenie Man-John John U-8





Shemara - Precious Charms - Sexy Jamaican Beauty

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By: Jigga Mattic
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

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Shemara has a big problem that refuses to go away. Guys keep staring at my boobs, she breathed almost petulantly/
And I can see why! Who can blame men? Who wouldn't stare at those gazangas? After all, this gorgeous undergrad is a drop dead knock-out lass with boobs like intercontinental missiles.

With her overpowering sexuality and her outsize assets, she is sure to turn heads and get loads of unwanted attention from men, and playa-hating stares from envious females wherever she goes. YardFlex caught up with her in Lime Cay recently where she had just showed her potential star power by just commandeering the set of a Wata video shoot with her sassy moves and perky, can-do personality.





Universal Love. Peace & Unity - Bob Marley

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LegendBobMarleyyardflex.jpgAccording to the Newsblaze website, the Annual Bob
Marley Festival Tour has been renamed as the 2006
Annual "Universal Love" Legends of Rasta Reggae
Festival Tour. This is the original Reggae Festival
Tour. Over the past 19 years, the Houston based Tour
has visited over 45 cities in the United States and
abroad, making it the longest running Touring Festival
in the world.

This year marks the 20th year since the first tour and
the 15th year it has traveled the world to spread
awareness of Reggae Music and messages of Universal
Love, Peace & Unity along with the Rastafarian way.

The 2006 Tour theme is "Universal Love" and the theme
song is "I Can See Clearly", by Johnny Nash.





EscoYardFlex.jpgMatthew 'Esco' Thompson of the duo, Leftside and Esco, will be taking a brief hiatus from the performance side of the business to spend some much-needed down time with family because he will soon be wearing the cap of a father.

Esco's first child, Jasmine Shea Thompson, is expected to arrive in the world in April, and he is excited about the prospect.

He told YardFlex that the mother of the child is Tanya Grey, with whom he has been involved in a relationship for the last six years.

"I am not planning on getting married before I hit age 30 though, I am just not ready for that step yet," the soon-to-be father said.





BeenieManGyptianKartelNankoPeppaYardFlex.jpgNEW YORK: Dancehall kingpin, Beenieman - fresh from his public admission of plans to wed his lover D'Angel - is the first artist confirmed to participate in the 7th annual Irie Jam Annual Celebrity Soccer Match which takes place on Monday, May 29, 2006 at the Roy Wilkins Park in New York. Other confirmed acts include Tanto Metro & Devonte, Richie Spice, Jessie Jender, Mr. Peppa, Nanko and Gyptian.

"This is easily one of the most important events on the entertainment calendar in NY" Louie Grant, VP of Irie Jam Radio said.

"Aside from the obvious entertainment for fans, the event will be a tremendous opportunity for the artists to market themselves and the projects they are involved with as media outlets from as far as England, Canada and Jamaica will be on hand to cover the event" Grant noted.

The Celebrity match will again be hosted by Irie Jam Media of New York and Asylum Night Club of Jamaica however Jingles Entertainment of New Jersey will come board this year as co-producer of the event.





DellyRanxYardFlex.jpgStudents at the Innswood High School on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine were given a motivational talk by recording artiste and producer Delly Ranks last Friday afternoon.

The visit was organised by President of the Federation of Musicians,
Desmond 'Desi' Young. The popular entertainer spoke to the students about the importance of staying in school, as well as personal hygiene.

"I told them about the relevance of obtaining a proper education, and I even pointed out to them that they should avoid getting into any form of sexual contact with teachers, minibus drivers, taxi drivers and conductors," said Ranks.

Ranks emphasised the importance of a solid education to them in the future, he pointed out that he came from a poor background and worked hard at what he wanted to achieve in life, while obtaining a solid education.





'I Need Your Name & Number' Lyrics - Turbulence

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TurbulenceYardFlexCarlingtonWilmot.jpgUnexpected turbulence
emperes i'd like to get to know you
believe me i have so meny thing to show you
right now i just want to grow you
let me tell you this

It was love at first sight
when I saw you first night
And I knew from that moment
that your thoughts and deeds was golden
Goosebumps came all over me
when I looked into your eyes
You were so happy and free
I had to walk over and say

I need your name and number and where you reside
I need you by my side
Need your name and number and where you reside
lets take a ride





Buju_Banton.jpgGargamel Music, Inc. is thrilled to announce that dancehall - reggae star Buju Banton aka Gargamel has been nominated for two International Reggae & World Music Awards: Best DJ/Rapper (Male) and the Haile Selassie Award for Spiritual Service Through Music.

The honors come on the heels of Banton also being named Comeback Artist of the Year 2005 by daily newspaper, the Jamaica Observer, for his steady barrage of smash singles in the dancehall and on the radio over the past 12 months. Buju, who is in Jamaica putting the finishing touches on his new dancehall album, says of the prestigious nominations, "It is truly a blessing to be recognized for my works. I and I look forward to bringing the fans more music and more love in 2006."





MackaMoney.jpgMacka Diamond will be releasing her long-awaited album on March 27. The album titled 'Money-O' is Macka Diamond's first effort for Greensleeves since she created history by being the first Jamaican born female artiste to sign an album deal with the company.

The 20-track CD saw Macka working with top flight dancehall producers such as Steelie & Cleevie, Shane Brown, Don Corleon, Richard Browne, Christopher Birch, Robert Livingston, Dave Kelly and more.

The album already has a winning start as many of the tracks are dancehall favourites including the number one hits 'Done Already' and 'Bun Him' featuring Black-er. Among the other popular tracks on the album are 'Mi Nuh Done' remix, featuring Cobra, 'Lexus and Benz' and the title track 'Money-O'; the album also feature eight exclusive tracks





notoriusbig.jpgAccording to a story from Yahoo on the Net, a judge halted sales of Notorious B.I.G.'s breakthrough 1994 album "Ready to Die" after a jury decided the title song used part of an Ohio Players tune without permission.

The jury Friday awarded $4.2 million in punitive and direct damages to the two music companies that own rights to Ohio Players recordings.

The sales ban imposed by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell affects the album and the title song in any form, including Internet downloads and radio play.

It was unclear when or how the ban would take effect. By Saturday evening, a search of BestBuy.com and Amazon.com showed "Ready to Die" was still available for purchase online.





Absolute Temptation Isle - (ATI)

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VpSpringBreak.jpgThursday, July 27 - Wednesday, August 2, marks the annually anticipated Absolute Temptation Isle (ATI) weekend, which takes place in Negril. The five-year anniversary of the event is marked by five days and eleven nights of non-stop partying.

The weekend caters to all because it kicks off with a launch in the Quad Night Club in New Kingston on Thursday, July 27 for those who will not be able to go to Negril. Nevertheless, it continues on Friday, July 28 with patrons moving to Negril to commence a party experience that will not be forgotten.





Rihanna Readies Sophomore Album

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rihanna.jpgThe release date for Barbados-born singer Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, A Girl Like Me, has been pushed back two weeks to Tuesday, April 25. A limited edition of the project will be housed in a special digipak featuring five collectible postcards and album covers.

As they did on Rihanna's 2005 debut, Music of the Sun, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers handled the majority of production on the new offering, whose lead single SOS is featured in a Nike ad campaign. The cut was released exclusively last month through Nikewomen.com.

Other songs expected to appear on the album are Dem Haters, No Looking Back, Don't Lie and Selfish Girl. Rihanna's labelmate, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, penned the second single, Unfaithful.





Top Female Video Director Nordia Rose is Well

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NordiaRoseYardFlex.jpgNordia Rose says that she is feeling much better physically these days following a recent scare when she was hospitalised for two days last month on what should have been the second day of a T.O.K photo shoot when she became dehydrated and had to be given an IV.

"From my mother was pregnant, she had to take iron injections because she didn't have enough iron in her blood. So as I grew up, I found that I had to take iron tablets as I was tested at two different schools and the same result, low iron. Because of that, I have to eat a lot of fruits, a lot of callaloo, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drink a lot of fluids," she told YardFlex.Com.

We caught up with her while she was backstage at the Spring Break show in Negril.

Arguably Jamaica's busiest music video director, she has a host of new projects coming up with Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel and she has been chosen to shoot Beenie Man's 'Heart Attack' video.





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Tanto&DevonteYardFlex.jpgThe Dynamic duo Tanto Metro & Devonte - "Musically Inclined" their latest album will hit the selves on March 21, 2006. The Duo have recently shot the video for one of the lead single on their album titled 'Good Or Bad Times' produced by Troyton Remi for Black Shadow Records on the Blink Riddim. The video was shot at 11 Lindsay Crecesnt in the studio of Advico/Music Plus.

This magnificent video was the sole responsibility of Rass Kassa, which he says will be premiering on MTV-TEMPO within the next couple of weeks.

Tanto Metro & Devonte are now hard at work promoting the single as well as their upcoming album. They did themselves well last week at VP Records Spring Break held at Margaretville, Negril.





Swing Eh 'Weh in Barbican, The Uptown Garrison

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Rolling Wid PaPa & Razzi

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SOLD OUT! When Beenie Man shot the video for his new single, 'Swing Eh Weh' in Barbican Place, the uptown garrison, it was no comparison, the whole community came out for the event. School kids coming home from school stopped by, mangy dogs and even an old codger that looked like he must have had his last erection in 1987 showed to ogle the winking bellybuttons, exposed thighs, and daring fashions of the Barbican hotties at the video shoot.

It's the first time that Pappa and Razzi have ever seen so many girls dressed up in their finest on a hot, Tuesday afternoon, even the bleached-out face ones who normally scorn the sun like it's something lethal appeared in their numbers. And Kingston, de gal dem hot!





'Bling Bling' - Check Out D'Angel's Ring

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By: Claude Mills
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

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D'Angel has decided to break her self-imposed silence and sat down with an editor to reveal intimate details of her recent engagement with Virgin Records Grammy winning artiste Beenie Man.

According to D'Angel, Beenie flew to England more than two weeks ago and whisked her away to a private spot to propose to her.

"He engaged me in a limousine and he gave me an expensive ring, that was so romantic!" she told YardFlex.Com.





Baby Cham Ghetto Story Two Weeks At 1# Spot

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
Sponsored by Tru Juice

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01 1 9 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham - Mad House (2Wks@#1) NM

02 2 17 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)NM

03 5 6 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon U-2

04 3 18 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-1

05 4 19 Plead My Cause-Junior X-Herbs House (pp#4) D-1

06 8 7 Gangster Rock-Elephant Man-Birchill Records U-2

07 7 9 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro - B-Rich NM

08 13 4 Bad Out Deh-Alozade/ Kiprich / Chico- B-Rich U-5

09 10 9 Do You Know-Mr.Vegas-Fiwi Music U-1

10 9 10 Love What You Got-Guidance - Brown Brothers (pp#9) D-1





Alozade Turns Up The Heat - 'Bad Out Deh'

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ALOZADE_0I.jpgDeejay Alozade is hot on the music scene again, ripping up the place with some hard-hitting music, chief among them 'Bad Out Deh', done on the Baddest Ting rhythm.

Alozade recorded 'Bad Out Deh' with long time friends Chico and Kiprich with whom he had previously joined forces to create the monster hit song 'Nuh Pet Gal'.

'Bad Out Deh' is presently creating a stir throughout the world. It is a 'must play' at local and overseas dancehall events and has elevated the artiste once again into the 'big times'. "I feel real good about the success of the song. It has done a lot for me where my career is concerned," he said. "My fans love it and I feel good about that."

A music video for the song was released recently. It was directed by local music video mogul Asha and is presently getting heavy rotation on local TV and cable stations.





JMT - Vybz Kartel's Album Out

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By: Jigga Matic

AlbumVybzKartel.jpgDeejay Vybz Kartel recently returned from a six-show run in two weekends in the Tristate area, as well as shows in the state of Texas, Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. The deejay's sophomore album, JMT, has been released by Greensleeves Records.

The lead single for the album is "Emergency" and it was released before the album, while "Hello Moto" is released with the album on 12 inch vinyl. The album is classic Vybz Kartel with songs like "Stammer", �High Altitude� with Bounty Killer, and the original 'Gun Session - Buddabye'. Wayne Marshall features twice on the album on "Late Night in the Scheme" and "Need You Girl". It's a really good mix of songs," he told YardFlex.Com.

Dancehall fans may be disappointed to hear that the remixed version of the song with T-Pain's 'So Sprung' is not on the album. However, a number of the songs have some crossover appeal and he is looking to repeat the success of 2004's effort with a UK R&B singer, Zena on "Been Around the World" which resulted in his first major mainstream hit outside the local Jamaican dancehall arena. The single debuted at number 44 on the UK singles chart.





carnivalDigicel.jpgMobile telecommunications giant Digicel will be exceeding the expectations of all Carnival revelers around the country with fun, excitement, frolic and entertainment, as it turns up the heat on all such events islandwide.

Digicel is the only telecommunications company sponsoring the staging of Bacchanal, Jamaica, Downtown and UWI/UTECH Carnivals.

"Our sponsorship of these four mega-events is a balancing act that we are really enjoying," says Wayne Miller, Marketing Communications Manager. He points out that this year marks Digicel's first foray into the world of Jamaica Carnival.

"We will be bringing the Digicel Flavour to the islandwide series of events which are being staged under the theme 'Carnival 2006 - Ocean Fix'. Digicel's involvement in Jamaica Carnival will ensure that rural communities get in on the high energy music and vibes which that Carnival generates," Mr. Miller states.





Richie Spice US Tour Doing Well

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RichieSpice.jpgRichie Spice's 'In the Street to Africa' tour is reportedly doing well, with gigs such at the Raggamuffins Festival in California, the island of St Marteen, Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia Beach, and Massachusetts, pulling in large crowds.

The singer, whose radio hit Youths are So Cold is bounding up local charts is accompanied by Spanner Banner, Etana and Jah Penco.

Spice, whose seven-year-old recording Earth a Run Red topped the charts in 2004, has had numerous chart successes within the past two years, including Black like Tar, High Grade, This Ghetto Girl, Righteous Youths, and Operation Kingfish.





Ding Dong Goes Number One

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DingDong.jpgArguably Jamaica's top dancer, Ding Dong, showed his versatility this week by scoring his first number one hit with his �Bad Man Forward Bad Man Pull Up� single on the VP imprint. The single is the top song this week on the CHOICE FM chart in London, England. The single is also #15 on the South Florida Top 20 Reggae Singles chart.

Ding Dong, whose real name is Kemar Ottey, has contributed his voice to a number of songs such as Wacky Dip with Voice Mail and Weddy Time 2, along with Bogle and Voise Mail.

His solo recording Chakka Chakka, also did well a few months ago.
Ding Dong believes that dancers are now doing their own tunes because they often had ideas, which were disregarded by artistes.





Ne-Yo Takes Triple Titles on The Billboard Charts

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neyo.jpgRhythm and blues sensation Ne-Yo grabbed the pole position on three main Billboard charts this week. The 23 year-old singer who has written songs for top acts including Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Mario (he wrote Mario's number one hit Let Me Love You), has seen his debut single So Sick rise from number nine to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ne-Yo's debut solo album In My Own Words sold over 301,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at number one on both the Billboard 200 and R&B Hip Hop album charts. a feat aided by digital sales of his hit So Sick, the No. 1 download with 120,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Jay-Z was a producer on the singer-songwriter's album, "In My Own Words," which sold 301,000 copies in its first week, and is pulling the strings behind the scenes on Ne-Yo's success. The single, "So Sick," a huge radio hit, was withheld from the digital market until the album hit stores, and the label invoked UMVD's rebate program for developing acts to bring the set's sale tag to as low as $7.98 at price-driven chains Target, Best Buy and Circuit City.





It's All About Dancing

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jamaicandanceMINIcover.jpgIt's All About Dancing reveals dancehall culture in its truest form. Filmed in Jamaica, this DVD incorporates the best of the local dancehall selectors, DJ's and dancers, almost all of whom are native to Jamaica including Ding Dong, the host.

Other star performers featured are Beenie Man, Elephant Man, T.O.K., Mr. Vegas, Voicemail, Macka Diamond, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Tony Matterhorn, Scatta, Richie Feelings, Bogle, John Hype, Ice, Sadik & G-Unit, Latisha and Kiyo (dancehall queens).

Together in one "dance-u-mentary", all the key figures of dancehall describe the style, history, language and their personal definitions of dancehall culture.

It's All About Dancing entertains viewers by showing the essence of dancehall through interviews and candid monologues inter-spliced with improvisational dance sequences that can teach anyone the basics of the cross-cultural, multigenerational, phenomenon called dancehall. Filmed in Kingston by the Jamaican world renowned director Jay Will and starring an all Jamaican cast and crew! Rah! Rah!





Partnership Marks Largest Ever Corporate Investment in Haitian Sport, Set to Grow Haitian Football to its True Potential

Digicel_logo1.jpgMarch 13, 2006 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Digicel, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean set to transform wireless communication services in Haiti, has announced an unprecedented multi-million sponsorship agreement with the Haitian Football Federation (HFF) designed to grow Haitian football to its true potential.

Digicel's initial four-year partnership with the HFF comes in advance of the company's imminent launch in Haiti and represents the most significant single corporate investment ever made in Haitian sport. Digicel is the largest official sponsor of all time of the National League and one of the largest ever official sponsors of the Haitian National Football Team.





By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

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At 10 minutes to six on Monday morning, Beenie Man hit the stage to a tremendous roar from the crowd, and announced that he would not be working alone. Minutes later, the whole venue just 'lift up' in an orgy of flag-waving, hand-waving, and fire-torches stabbing orange tongues of fire at the purplish dawn sky. Enter the Fireman.

He hit the stage dressed in a regal-looking red and gold outfit and launched into 'Top of Things', Beenie responded 'Come Again', when he did 'Slew Dem', Beenie replied with 'Troublemaker', when Capleton suggested 'Bad Mind', Beenie declared 'Nuh Like Me' and so on, and the crowd loved every second of it.





Sexy Spring Breaker Kerri

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By: Lucky Me
Photos By Warlington

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Alright, I admit it. I like writing this feature because I get the chance to ogle the tight, firm bods of beautiful Jamaican women, so sue me. Ah de so mi ting de right about now.

This weekend, I hooked up with Kerri at Spring Break in Negril. To merely say that Kerri is beautiful is not enough, there are no words to express the line of her delicate cheekbones, her gorgeous face or the way her eyes seem to speak to your soul.





Spring Break with PaPa & Razzi

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"Gone a Negril - we gone a Negril - PaPa & Razzi live from Negril"

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We gone ah Negril! Yea, it's Papa and Razzi coming to you live from the decadent town of Negril where the crazy Spring Breakers are gathered, and plotting to take over the town.

We arrived last night to attend the Spring Bling '06 pre-party on the Negril strip. Trust me, there were crazy girls on the strip that night, some heading to The Jungle, and we soon spotted other girls of the streetwalking variety dressed in some bootylicious fashions that fired up our overactive, testosterone-filled imaginations.





Beenie & D'Angel - Love Conquers All

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By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

D'Angel&BeenieManPhotoByCarlingtonWilmotA.jpgThat's the question on everyone's lips as rumours have spread like a wild brush fire on the Serengeti National Park of Africa that Beenie Man and D'Angel are officially engaged, and ready to go public about their relationship.

Since November last year, the two have been working together on music projects, and eventually started dating. There's no wedding ring yet, but D'Angel is sure waiting for it! When will the wedding bells be tolling for Beenie and D'Angel? Who knows?

Beenie Man confirmed that the relationship had evolved into something more serious this week. He told a VOICE newspaper writer that:
"Yes, it's a mafia engagement...ah mi wife, me and har ah go get married 'cause mi love her."

He was speaking during the shooting break of D'Angel's new video, 'Woman Power' that celebrates the recent victory of Portia Simpson Miller as the first female president of the PNP, and what the victory means to the 'gentler sex' in Jamaica. During the break, the two were openly flirting with each other, sharing jokes and tender moments away whenever D'Angel had the opportunity.





R&B Star Jimmy Cozier Explores Jamaican Roots

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By: Claude Mills
Photos By: Carlington Wilmot

JimmyCozyPhotoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgR&B singer Jimmy Cozier will soon complete his reggae album for Harmony House Records in Jamaica. The album, which has not yet been titled, could be released this Summer.

"I am just doing the last couple of tracks now, it's going to be 14 tracks of classic reggae," he said.

Jimmy Cozier's mother, Dawn, is Jamaican-born, while his dad is an accomplished jazz musician so he grew up in a home where diverse music cultures converged and he was exposed to a pantheon of jazz greats, as well as music from reggae icons such as Bob Marley and Beres Hammond. So it was almost inevitable that he would explore the Jamaican side of his heritage.





Beenie Man & D'Angel Engaged

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By The Insider
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

BeenieManD'AngelYardFlex.jpgThat's the question on everyone's lips as rumours have spread like a wild bush fire on the Serengeti National Park of Africa that Beenie Man and D'Angel are officially engaged, and ready to go public about their relationship.

Since November last year, the two have been working together on music projects, and eventually started dating. There's no wedding ring yet, but D'Angel is sure waiting for it! Come on Beenie, be quick with the bling! Word is that she has an expensive engagement ring on her ring finger that has had her girlfriends wagging their tongues in excitement.

When will the wedding bells be tolling for Beenie and D'Angel? Who knows?

Congratulations guys!
What makes things vague is that neither of the two have said anything to the press that indicates a concrete relationship other than friendship...that is, until now, and we've got the YardFlex exclusive.

Log on later and we will give you the juicy details and exclusive pictures of the two lovebirds.





Bescenta - A Rare Combination of Intensity

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BescentaPhotoByCarlingtonWilmotYardFlexB.jpgAmbition never ends with the first hit song. The pursuit of excellence is the driving force behind reggae artiste Bescenta, who is a rare combination of intensity, quiet confidence and humility.

Born Bryden Bescenta Craig Wilkins on April 12, 1975, he grew up in the Salisbury Plain area, close to Stony Hill in St. Andrew. He attended Almond Hill All Age, then Oberlin High, before graduating from St. Andrew Technical High School (S.T.A.T.H.S) in Kingston. Immediately after high school, he learned the electrician trade, and to support himself, even did odd jobs like painting houses.





Tina More Than Fire - What Do You Think?

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By: Lucky Me
Carlington Wilmot Photos

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It's not often that you find a girl who is as wholesome as she is sexy, but when that happens in one package, it's sheer magic. That happened when YardFlex caught up with one of our favourite YARDGIRLS, Tina.

"It is not my ambition to become a model, what I want to do is establish my own business," the 22 year-old nail technician told YardFlex.





By: Jigga Mattic
Photos By Warlington

D'Angel-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmotYardFlex.jpgDressed to the nines in a white business suit and her hair a stunning red, D'Angel looked like the portrait of a take-no-prisoners career woman on the set of her new video, 'Give the Woman a Chance' on Wednesday afternoon. The video was shot by critically acclaimed director Nordia Rose at Victoria House, Lindsay Crescent.

"I think that this song is an important one because it sends a clear message to women that they can succeed at the highest level of politics and business, if they just stick to their guns," D'Angel said.





MafiaHousePhotoByCarlingtonWilmotZG1.jpgWhen Beenie Man informed YardFlex of the plans he had for Mafia House Productions, Jigga Mattic and Warlington decided that we had to find a 'gangster car'. After a couple of phone calls, we located 48 year-old Merrick Reid, a building contractor who collects classic cars as a hobby.

Mr. Reid had a 1936 Ford V8 three-window couple that was similar in make to ones the gangsters used to call 'The Hardtop Roadster' which were often used to go on 'moonshine runs' (transporting bootleg whisky) during the Prohibition Era in the United States. During Prohibition Era ( 1917-1933) the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was prohibited. Underground saloons popped up, and inevitably, most of the liquor traffic fell into the hands of gangsters.





Sting Awarded - The Most Secure Stage Show 2005

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stingcd1.jpgThe Supreme Promotions team is now in high spirits after being awarded The Most Secured Show for 2005 by CVM TV.

STING 2005 promoted the theme of PEACE LOVE & UNITY on Boxing Day December 26 at the Jamworld Entertainment. Due to its tumultuous history this international showcase attracted over 12,000 patrons who enjoyed a twelve hour long incident free PEACE concert.

Supreme Promotions gives commendation to their Security Manager -Caple Williams and GUINNESS' Risk Management Team who made great strides in ensuring the safety of the patrons.





Western Consciousness 2006

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twd_sm.jpgWestern Consciousness 2006 will be held on April 29th at Llandilo Cultural Center in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Western Consciousness has developed a loyal audience over the last 17 years, averaging solidly 6-8 thousand patrons. The show consistently promotes positive music, positive people and positive vibrations in a positive environment.

King of Kings Promotions is proud to present the 18th staging of Western Consciousness featuring 2002 Grammy Award Winner Lee “Scratch” Perry in a rare concert performance on home soil. Other artistes billed for the show are Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffith, Third World, Barrington Levy, Culture, Richie Spice, Anthony B, I-Wayne, Taurus Riley and Gyptian.





Belize shows Wayne Wonder Love and Affection

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WayneWonder.jpgBased on the reception he received in Belize, you would think that he was an old friend, rather than on his first visit to Belize recently.

Wayne Wonder and fellow veteran reggae artiste Beenie Man performed to a packed house at the Belize City Centre in Belize City last Saturday. Following brief, but vibes building appearances by Gringo re-christened Don Mafia and large on talent Kirk Davis, Ruff Kutt struck up the introduction that heralded the arrival of Wayne Wonder.

Dressed in a white jacket and blue jeans, Wayne stepped on stage with searing vocals. Moving effortlessly from his classic hits such as Saddest Day and Movie Star, to favourites No Letting Go, Bounce Along and Hold Me Now, to fresh cuts I Still Believe and Love and Affection, Wayne grabbed up the crowd and never let them go.





Gyptian at #1 One Again - 'Mama Don't Cry'

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By Richie B, host - "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM

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Sponsored by Tru Juice
TW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 15 Mama Don't Cry-Gyptian-No Doubt Records (2Wks@1)NM

02 3 7 Ghetto Story-Baby Cham - Mad House U-1

03 2 16 Bun Him-Macka Diamond & Black-er-Big Yard (4Wks@1) D-1

04 6 17 Plead My Cause-Junior X-Herbs House U-2

05 4 18 Not Going Down-Busy Signal - Renaissance Records (pp#4) D-1

06 14 4 Toppa Tings-Capleton-Don Corleon U-10

07 5 14 Taxi Fare Vegas & Lexus - B - Rich (pp#3) D-2

08 13 7 Hotta-T.O.K feat. Maestro - B-Rich U-5

09 7 26 Far From Reality-Natural Black-Don Corleon (2wks@1) D-2

10 12 8 Love What You Got-Guidance - Brown Brothers U-2





Leon Joins The New Look of BET JAZZ

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leon8X10sm.jpgActor and singer/ songwriter Leon hosts the first series of the BETJ showcase, "The Best Shorts". This new programme that provides viewers with some of the best short films in drama, comedy, horror and suspense. "The Best Shorts" offers a unique opportunity to catch the work of the best and brightest emerging black film makers.

No stranger to the BET family, Leon also produced and hosted the popular talk show The L-Bow Room.

Leon is currently on tour in the US with his band The Peoples; as they promote there debut album "THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED" you can catch them on the following dates:





YardFlex - From E-zine to Magazine

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PRESS RELEASE
YardFlex-Cover-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgYardFlex.Com, launched in July 2005 as an e-zine announced this week its official launch of its monthly Magazine which, according to preliminary estimates, will have a readership of at least 50,000 people in the Kingston Metropolitan area, a target demographic which includes students, young professionals, senior management-level marketers, as well as media and ad executives.

The first issue of YardFlex will appear on newsstands on March 4, 2006. YardFlex has the the inside scoop of the juiciest gossip and acts of extreme perversity that take place on the Rock in our monthly gossip column, Yaadchat. We've got your favourite Yaadlyrics, where we showcase the kind of 'chunes' that make FM radio sit up and pay attention. We've got interviews with offbeat, and zany personalities in the media and entertainment business. We've got the 'maddest' photographs of spandex-wrapped-booty-bouncing babes romping to dancehall, hip-hop, soca and rap at any one of Kingston's steamy alcohol-fuelled 'sessions'.





Dancehall Artiste Sizzla Goes to Montreal

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Zizzla-PhotoByCarlingtonWilmot-yardflex.jpgSizzla Kalonji featuring the Judgment Yard Crew, will be performing live at Le Medley (1170 St-Denis) in Montreal on Saturday, March 18th, 2006.

After his previous successfull sold-out show in Montreal and Toronto in August 2004, Sizzla is now going on a Canada-wide "Da Real LIVE Thing Tour"; in such cities as Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Cambridge, and Toronto, respectively.

Opening acts for the Montreal show (March 18), include Django, Sampaloo, Toronto's Sample King, and more. Hosts for the night include Prymtym and Don Ignorance. Music will be provided by Montreal's own Little Thunder, Assassins, and Toronto's King Klepto.





'Gangsta Rock' Lyrics - Elephant Man

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Elephant-photoByCarlingtonWilmot.jpgintroGangstas da one yah name badman forwud and badman pull up sell off.

Verse 1
Semantically rock/
them want I dance fi stop/
wi nah guh pay them nuh mind because dah dance just a rock/
wi them want fi drop/
after wi nuh hear nuh shot/
wi nah guh pay them nuh mind because some bockle just a rock./

Chorus
Everybody fi a duh gangsta rock now
Lean back now den yuh duh gangsta rock now
Yuh haffi catch it some how duh gangsta rock now
Put dung yuh glock now duh gangsta rock now
Everybody fi a duh gangsta rock now
Roll a spliff now duh gangsta rock now
Ask wen it kip now duh gangsta rock now
Everybody move yuh body mek mi si yuh rock now





YardBeat With Jigga Mattic

gentleman.jpgJah Cure remains an unstoppable force in music business despite his continued incarceration. The Vertex label scores another hit on the Choice FM Top 20 Reggae Chart in London this week, as 'Share the Love' by Jah Cure featuring Gentleman rises to number seven.

"Really, it was my idea to put the two together, but the Cure who inspires Gentleman to write songs waste no time to jumped at the opportunity. Both parties wanted it to get done, I am pleased that it is moving up the charts so quickly, great to see that the work is reaching the people, the idea put together, come forth and the people dem like it," Vertex told YardFlex.Com.





Tami Chynn's New Video

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TamiChynnA_yardflex-CarlingtonWilmotPhoto.jpgA new video for Tami Chynn's Hyperventilated single is to be shot on local shores over the next few weeks. Word is that music video director Little X will be involved in this project
What's Wrong Wid Nordia?

POPULAR VIDEO DIRECTOR, Nordia Rose collapsed while shooting a music video, 'Everybody Bounce' for international dancehall group TOK recently.

According to Flexx, "It happened on the second day of shoot while we were on the Hellshire Beach last Sunday. She jus' collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital."





Jah Cure's New Video With Fantan Mojah

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JahCure-FantanMojah.jpgJah Cure, the infamous reggae singer who has been incarcerated since 1999, is in the middle of shooting a combination video with Fantan Mojah for his latest single, 'Nah Build Great Men' for Downsound Records.

YardFlex got the inside scoop on the video shoot today, and we will be posting pictures and stories from behind-the-scenes of the video shoot tomorrow.

"It's a great song, and it talks how society kills great men, and does not build them, it mentions great black leaders such as Marcus Gravey, Martin Luther King who was assassinated and it has a wonderful social vibe. The director of the video is Mr. B, the guy who did 'Hail the King' video. The 'Jah Cure' scenes have already been shot and they look good, it's going to be a wicked video," Joe Bogdanovich, the head of Downsound Records, told YardFlex today.





gregoryisaac.jpgGregory Isaacs has been on the road for the last couple of weeks, playing a number of gigs across the United States. This is Gregory Isaacs’ first tour of the United States since 2001.

"Gregory played the Bob Marley Festivals on the west coast of the US. Gregory Isaacs who has not toured the US in over 5 years is packing all venues that he plays as he's on a 4 week tour of the US and Hawaii.

In Tijuana Mexico he drew over 4000 thousand people which were 98 per cent Mexicans," Copeland Forbes told YardFlex.Com today.





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