October 2007 Archives

Ninja Man wants a clash at Sting 2k7

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By: Joseph Cunningham

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"It's been a while since I have committed murder at
Sting" – Ninja Man

The Don Gorgon who many refer to as 'Mr. Sting' is in fighting form and he is ready for action – he sounded the battle cry at Sting Launch held last night at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

The charismatic DJ made an appeal to the promoters at the launch of Guinness Sting 2007 held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last night.

"Send Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Super Cat and Mad Cobra all at once let me kill them lyrically," Ninja Man fired.

The Don Gorgon argued that lyrical competition in the form of clashing, is the institution which is responsible for the meteoric rise of all the biggest names in dancehall history, past and present. They all keep fighting against clashing, saying that it creates violence. But what they need to do is find a way to control the stage area and let the clash happen, Ninja Man pointed out.





 

Beenie Man blames government for problems

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edit_Beenie_Man.jpgBeenie Man's claim that he was being targeted because of political reasons was firmly dismissed by the ruling Jamaica Labour Party.

According to a release on radiojamaica.com his claim was referred to as "Misguided, mischievous and absurd!"

According to Beenie Man, he is being targeted by the new Government because of his support for the People's National Party (PNP).

The JLP stressed that the tax assessment levied on Beenie Man and the action to recover through the courts was initiated long before the present government took office.

They also pointed out that Beenie Man's former manager and PNP candidate, Patrick Roberts, recently stated that it was not the first time the government had attempted to collect the multi-million dollar tax claim.

According to the JLP, Mr. Roberts also stated that his company had challenged the tax assessment in the past.

Beenie Man will be returning to court on December 10 to face the music.





Passa Passa

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macka-diamond-.jpgNot a dime for Money Oh artiste!
Bwoy mi feel it fi true, but how dem fi do that to the Teenage Choice female artiste of the year. Di odda day dem have big charity celebrity bidding up a UWI fi help out a school and bwoy it embarrassing fi true.

Daville, Tanya Stephens, Nikki Z and Christopher get nuff ratings inna di bidding ting, but would yuh believe it dat not even a dime dem couldn't spen pon Macka Diamond?

Yes man mi hear sey di feisty UWI students dem sey dem find it hard fi bid fi dem madda! What a piece a brightness...to how dem meck it sound it woulda come een like sey di artiste deh near menopause...hush yah Macka just gwaan duh yuh ting.

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MAVADO keeps his promise

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Mavado kept his promise to assist in ensuring all local schools are able to connect to the Internet by donating 2 computers each to Constant Spring All Age and Charlie Smith High School recently.

The DJ gave God thanks that he was in the position to help students in the country. "I gave to Constant Spring Junior High and Charlie Smith first, because I attended those schools myself, but we will be going to schools around the island. Our aim is to cover every school," Mavado quipped.

Marva Maylor, Business Basic Coordinator at Constant Spring All Age expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the donation. "We really appreciate this donation. I hope that other entertainers will follow and try and make a difference," was her encouraging remarks.





No Credit, Bad Credit, Aquiline Card is For You!

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By: Olimatta Taal

card.jpgImagine this situation, you need to rent a car but you don't have a credit card. What do you do? You have bad credit but you really want a credit card, could there be a solution? Aquiline Cards is the solution and is available for companies who have employees that can't get the standard credit card.

This is how it works. The Aquiline Card is a Visa or MasterCard that is set up through a pre-paid system that can be used anywhere that Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The card can be used as long as the value has not been depleted. Having access to a credit card of this sort will open up opportunities for more financial services and online purchases.





lisa-raye_&_missick.jpgSeems likes some exciting juicy days are ahead in the lives of the celebs. A gosisp website reported that Lisa Raye's husband, Turks and Caicos Premiere Michael Missick may be having an affair with Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.

According to a story in New York Daily News, Misick and Murphy who were this close at the opening of the Mediterranean Village at Sandals' Grande Antigua resort. Mrs. Misick did not attend.

Spies had a hard time getting any photographic evidence as the premier's bodyguard made sure there were no photos taken of the two. And he did a great job: neither WireImage, the event's official
photographer, nor Access Hollywood, who did a segment on the launch, mentioned either of them being there.





Rihanna kicked out of cousin’s wedding party!

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rihanna_2.jpgWow! Rihanna recently attended her cousin Nigel wedding in Barbados and reports coming out on the internet is that she was asked to leave the wedding early!

According to mediatakeout.com the trouble began almost as soon as Rihanna arrived. Reports from guests at the wedding claimed, "I was shocked when I saw what Rihanna was wearing. Every time she moved, her [breasts] looked like they were ready to come loose." The tipster added, "[The bride comes from] a very Christian family. [Rihanna] should have known better than to show up wearing such scandalous attire."

The story doesn't stop there. According to a number of eyewitnesses, Rihanna refused to eat the food offered to other guests. An insider explained that "She brought her own food and wouldn't touch anything else...Our food must not be good enough for a big star like her."





Passa Passa

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Romain_Virgo.jpgRomain Virgo hot
People people! Digicel Rising Star 2007 winner Romain Virgo is red hot. The little shy boy just have the women going crazy. Him can sing, and him not bad to look at either, plus there is something about his shy little self that is just driving women wild.

Can you imagine at the recently held Old Harbour Fish and Bammy Festival how the women galang baad.

Some of YardFlex friends tell us that they have never seen it that bad when it came to any of the other Rising Star winners.

"You shoulda see how dem galang over Romain. Mi mean big, big woman a bawl and grab afta him...bwoy it look like sey from now on Romain aguh need body guard pon stage."





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The doc3.jpgBeenie Man faces the music
Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis today turned himself in to the authorities to answer to the charge of tax evasion.

The DJ who had a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to show up in court on October 23 was remanded in custody for over one hour before being bailed for $1.5 million.

Beenie Man appeared before Senior Magistrate Owen Parkins in the company of his attorney, Garth McBean.

The DJ and his team will now have the task of unraveling the huge mountain of debt before they return to court in December.





musiciens_kitchener.jpgBut what is really happening in the world when a mistress has more ratings than a wife?

In Trinidad a High Court judge ruled on Friday, October 26 that the wife of the late calypsonian Aldwyn Roberts, aka Lord Kitchener, must hand over their Diego Martin home to the family of Roberts's mistress.

According to the report carried in the Trinidad Express Roberts's wife, Valerie Green, said she was hurt by the decision, and said her family and the country may now be justified in saying that Kitchener was not only the Grand Master of calypso and soca, but of dishonesty and deceit.

"These people don't know how Rainorama [Roberts's house at Diego Martin] came there. Is I have it so," Green said.

She defiantly declared that she will not move out of the house, even though Justice Lennox Deyalsingh said she had to move out by the December 31. Her attorneys plan to appeal the judge's decision.





By: J. Koni
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Oprah Winfrey
, made a vibrant apology to the parents of students at her school in South Africa recently. The school administration is clouded with a sex-abuse scandal, which has already resulted in the dismissal of one of its dormitory matrons.

Addressing the parents, a tearful Oprah said, "I have disappointed you. I'm sorry. I am sorry." The occasion was an emergency meeting at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Allegations began two weeks ago that a "dorm parent" had been accused of fondling a girl and physically and verbally abusing several others, including grabbing them about the neck, beating them and hurling them against a wall. Since these findings have been confirmed Oprah has reportedly taken full responsibility for the immoral occurrence.





Why do men allow skettels to hold them?

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By Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgI give up! I have been trying to figure out what makes men tick and I now have to admit that I am nowhere close to finding out.

Who knows maybe Madness who just loves to cuss me out can actually give me an hindsight into how the male species function.

Here is my big dilemma – I am trying to figure out what would make a man who is married to a decent, hardworking woman...ambitious, sexy as hell to boot and jeopardize all that for one that's loud, brawling, non ambitious and makes no apologies for it!

Added to that, the skettel makes no secret of the fact that one man can't satisfy her so if you want her, you just have to be prepared to share...and he willingly agrees!

Seriously I am not talking about having a one slap off the skettel and then moving on. I am talking about a big grown educated, responsible man acting like an idiot and the skettel twining him around her little
finger and bragging to her friends about how she has him weak.

On top of that the skettel get too bright and start to call the house, (which the clown fool fool enough to give her his home number) and then having attitude when wife or the legit woman of the house answers.





mcmillan_plummer.jpgOn Thursday November 15, 2007 an exclusive interview with Terry McMillan, one of the most celebrated African American writers of contemporary literature, will be posted to UNEQ Magazine.com.

Taking a pause from writing her seventh novel titled, "Getting To Happy," McMillan decided to speak out and bring closure to the vilification she has experienced by the public because of misinterpretations that surfaced during her divorce from ex-husband Jonathan Plummer. Details that have never been revealed about her relationship with the now infamous Jamaican gay man who deceptively lived a heterosexual lifestyle as her husband, will be disclosed in what has been described as a no holds barred interview.

McMillan, whose work is characterized by dominant female protagonists has written only brilliantly penned literary works from her first novel "Mama," to those that received more international attention like, "Waiting To Exhale," "Disappearing Act" and the famed "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," that actually somewhat portrays her early life with Plummer.

UNEQ Magazine reports the interview is shocking, with McMillan opening up on issues like mass amounts of money Jonathan stole from her private bank account and a discovery she stumbled upon that was so disturbing it would make any parent completely lose their mind. McMillan issued the following statement as her reasons for speaking out:





The Alliance is as strong as ever

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By: Joseph Cunningham

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The Alliance
is experiencing resurgence after the bitter split between the core of the unit and Vybz Kartel and Idonia.

However, the greatest buzz in the streets concerns the crews' new Medley, titled, "Keeping it Gangster". The medley features Bounty Killer, Mavado, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall and Bling Dawg.

Yardflex
caught hold of Bling Dawg for a few minutes, and inquired of a few things. It was obvious that he was very quiet during the animosities surrounding Idonia and Vybz Kartel's departure.

"The truth is that people will act as they please at times. To each his own. However, The Alliance is as strong as ever and is moving to even higher heights," Bling asserted.





Percy Sledge's love for Jamaica is warm and tender

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Percy_Sledge.jpgPercy Sledge, the legendary soulful singer who has thrilled legions of fans for 41 years performed in Jamaica at the legend billed Classics in Reggae concert on October 28 and disclosed his strong feelings for the island saying his heart is 'nit' with "the land we love."

Percy told Yardflex during a very casual interview, "These days it's not so much about making hits. I have achieved so much over the years that now I am really focused on enjoying life." He said he likes watching baseball, plays golf and has good times with his twelve children.

However, Percy has made his fourth journey to the island because its people have showed him much love throughout his career. He revealed that he first came across Jamaicans when performing in England in 1966. In that year the mega-hit "When A Man Loves A Woman" was released. "I performed in England while on a tour and the Jamaicans in the crowd were so supportive. I fed off their energy for the entire set," he said.





Without the right man no kids for Ciara

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By: Jahni
Photography: Marcus Thompson

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Still without the right man and looking fine, Ciara took time to unwind at her 22nd birthday party, hosted by Ayana Frazer. A star studded audience turned out at Club Runway for the New York leg of what is actually a five city birthday tour, with other regions to follow being: Miami, D.C., Bahamas and her hometown of Atlanta.

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Ciara walked the red carpet greeting her fans and the press in an elegant 24k gold dress by Jessica Cavalli. Excited about her upcoming movie debut in the film titled, "Mamma Wanna Sing," where she stars alongside, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Billy Zane and P. Diddys' baby momma, Kim Porter, Ciara said, "I loved working on the movie."

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But when pressed about the other loves in her life and the men she is rumored to be dating Ciara was more reserved. "I want a man who will treat me right, I admire a man who has a lot of confidence," she explained, while also hinting of distant plans to become a mother. "I would love five children! But without the right man there will be no kids," she stated adamantly.





T.I. placed under house arrest despite objections

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T.jpgFreed from jail but still confined by a house arrest order, rapper T.I. left a US federal court on Friday after posting a US$3million bond, AP reported. T.I. whose real name is Clifford Harris is facing weapons charges.

Conditions placed on his release include remaining at home except for court or medical reasons. According to AP, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Alan Baverman went along with the bond, that was somewhat opposed by government, on the condition that these restrictions are adhered to by T. I. Other limits to T.I.'s freedom were imposed. His passport was seized, he was ordered to refrain from owning guns and to stay clear of witnesses and informants in the case. Only his girlfriend and children have been approved to be with him. All other visitors will have to be court approved.

Arrested on October 13 for allegedly buying unregistered guns and silencers, Harris, 27, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 fine for each charge. Judge Baverman reportedly warned the rapper against taking the conditions imposed lightly. Breaking any of them would have serious repercussions that could include receiving a larger sentence in the long run.

Next date for T.I. to "check in" with the court system is November 5.





New Mikey born…dad falls seriously ill

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Mikey_Dread.jpgDread At The Controls, Inc. (DATC) sent a disturbing heads up to reggae lovers concerning Mikey Dread, the internationally renown "Dread at the Control" reggae legend. Although laden with heaviness the announcement opened with the joyful news of birth.

Congratulations are in order to Monika and Mikey Dread at the birth of their healthy son on October 12, 2007. DATC camp reports that the newborn has already been delegated future controller of DATC.

DATC also speaks of Mikey Dread's current health condition, that sees him standing in faith with doctors at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina, where he is undergoing chemotherapy for a diagnosed Brain Tumor.

"Mikey is working towards recovery and does not give up his faith in God," DATC reported.

According to Mikey Dread, "Dread at the Control’s reggae music and dub music continues to Break down the Walls, internationally"





Kareem counteracts negative forces with love

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Kareem picture.jpgMavado and other entertainers who glorify gangster lifestyles are those who Kareem vows to counteract!

He is a Gospel singer who believes that "word power" should not be discredited, and so he says the messages being delivered by "gangster artistes" have been unleashing the wrong spirit on the Jamaican society.

"I want to be an agent of change through my music, promoting love, peace and joy," he said.

Kareem is convinced that music which educates is the way to go, revealing that as a younger man he admired the gangster image as well. The 21 year-old said his involvement in the music world began from as early as age 8, when he would deliver solo performances in church, and at that same age his older brother exposed him to drumming.

August Town, the Jamaican community where Kareem lives is plagued by sporadic outbursts of violence and it is no surprise that his opinion about "message" is as it is! He says he has seeing his community torn apart by poverty and its most infamous side effect, violence.

Out of a desire to see his community and the wider society become a better place, he recorded "I will Give You Love Tonight." "That song was an effort to comfort the poor and needy through my music,' he confirmed.





Serani feat. Bugle - DOH

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Sizzla gets involved with Trinidad’s politics

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sizzla-kalonji.jpgReggae star Sizzla Kalonji is being more vocal about Trinidad's politics than he was about the election in his own country.

In an article printed in the Trinidad and Tobago Express Sizzla says he fully endorses the move by the incumbent People's National Movement (P.N.M) to unite the nation's youth at the Beyond Youth Rally at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, this weekend.

The artiste claimed to have no qualms about making that endorsement since it is in the best interest of the people.

Well he may have no qualms, but a quick scan at the comments at the bottom of the story showed the natives resentment to Sizzla's support.

According to one comment, "Please can we keep Jamaican musicians out of Trini politics. Next thing election time will be murder time."

Another Trini was more vocal in his criticisms, "Well, well, we really reach! The electoral process is being taken for a 'pappy-show.' Now foreign artists are being imported to "Endorse." What the hell Sizzla have to do with Trinidad and our politics? First of all he is Jamaican, let him endorse over there and besides with the quality of life in Jamaica I am pretty sure that with the amount of money he got from the P.N.M he would endorse anything. Well boy, U.N.C have
RITCHIE SPICE and P.N.M have SIZZLA this is a real "party election" huh? Who needs to discuss real issues when we could be wining and putting our lighters in the air, huh? Ridiculous, I am ashamed."





By: Elizabeth Smith

classics_in_paradise_flyer.jpg"Grown ups and big people say they want early evenings on the town so our production team prides itself in prompt timely concerts," Jeff Sarge told Yardflex recently. As one-third of a partnership that steers South Florida's Master P's Events Inc., Sarge spoke of his company's unique attribute and philosophy that caters to the "Golden" crowd.

With more than 25 years of individual experience in bringing Caribbean and Afro-Centric rhythms and culture to the masses, Sarge and his partners recognized a niche market that was being largely left out; those concert-goers aligning mainly with "the oldies." He said big reggae shows with stellar iconic acts would roll into major cities, begin at midnight – if patrons were lucky – and end in the wee hours before sunrise. This situation forced many of the older crowd to miss out on enjoying amazing performances form reggaes formative leaders.

Luminary artistes like Pat Kelly, Percy Sledge, Ken Booth and many more will now have the chance to truly please their life long fans. "We have worked a great deal in the past with many of the long time musical heavyweights, and our early in - early out strategy is getting rave reviews from the mature crowd," Sarge explained. He said many people comment in amazement at the promptness of his productions while welcoming the change.





By: Joseph Cunningham

Luciano.jpgLuciano, "The Messenger" continues to communicate principles of peace, love, human rights and justice, this time, on the continent of Africa.

Luciano will share a stage with the likes of American platinum-selling crooner, John Legend, and fellow Reggae super-stars, Bounty Killer and Mikey General.

Speaking with Yardflex, a few hours before his flight to that continent, he said, a festival is being staged by the Ghanaian Government as an ongoing effort to raise funds in support of the country's guinea worm victims.

"Promoters of the show have selected a few stars from different genres who produce music which represent the voice of the poor," the messenger revealed. The show will take place at the Independence Square in that country, on Saturday, October 27.





By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

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01 2 12 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records(1wk@#1) U-1
02 1 16 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions(1wk@#1) D-1
03 4 11 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon U-1
04 3 14 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1)D-1
05 6 8 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
06 7 11 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
07 5 12 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment(pp#5) D-2
08 9 6 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
09 10 7 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-1
10 8 11 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon(pp#6) D-2
11 12 5 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-1
12 15 4 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-3
13 11 17 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-2
14 16 4 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-2
15 13 26 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-2
16 17 5 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
17 19 2 Everybody Dance-RDX -Apt 19 U-2
18 18 23 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) NM
19 20 2 Pick It Up & Drop It - Sean Paul-Birchill Records U-1
20 14 23 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-6





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Beenie_&-Barbee.jpgBeenie Man thriving amidst controversy
One thing we can say about Beenie Man he sure can roll with the punches. All hell seem to be breaking loose in his life on a personal level what with the tax charges, his breakup with his wife and the rumoured link with Barbee – the DJ is still forging ahead career wise.

Even while his presence was needed in court Beenie was in New York with Barbee putting the finishing touch on their 'Paddy Cake' video.

Currently he holds the number one position on Richie B's Jamaica Countdown Charts with sexy singer Barbee with their combination single 'Give It Up'.

For real it takes a really good entertainer to maintain a strong fan base in the midst of so much negativity.

Barbee also seem to be weathering the storm where their rumoured relationship is concerned as recently in New York she performed to rave response from the audience.





By: Elizabeth Smith

Mikey_General.jpg"Without confidence you're always ill-treated and never respected," Mikey General says and his 9th album, "Confidence in Self," sends this message in its title track.

Yardflex interrupted Mikey General yesterday as he was preparing to head out once again to the Motherland. Ghana is his destination this time and he will be featured at a special concert to be held there on October 27th that also has John Legend, Bounty Killa and Luciano on the bill.

Having just returned from Ethiopia and taking part in the Millennium celebrations there, Mikey General spoke passionately about this "special time" in world history, and how it correlates to his latest release. "You better have confidence in self or your choice will be defeated...I wanted to send a message to the world, because it is a special time for African people. We have entered the Ethiopian Millennium as well as the 77th anniversary of His Imperial Majesty's crowning. At such an important milestone we must reflect on how to achieve our goals despite being held back...and that can only be done with confidence in self first," he explained.

Obviously possessing oodles of confidence himself the General, who made a notable transformation of sorts some 15 years ago, explained how his crossing of paths with Luciano resulted in the blossoming of his own career. Having been boosted as one of UK's top dancehall toasters and dubplate masters, with number one hits like “Kuffen Dem” and "My Commanding Wife," Mikey General yearned for a change that would enhance his spiritual leanings. "To tell you the truth, coming back to Jamaica revived my career. Meeting up with Luciano at a time when he was just starting out and the influences of his strong faith and jovial spirit helped me to go deeper," he stated.





By: Elizabeth Smith

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Hedonism III was a buzz with excitement recently with one of the hottest shows on the North Coast of Jamaica gracing its poolside stage. Entertainment Director, Nichel Lindsay said, "There's always a competition going on here and we are consistent with inviting top judges."

On this early October evening there were slightly dressed, chiseled men pouring out of the backstage woodwork, flaunting their well packed stuff for not only a room full of patrons, but also for 5 judges - there to decide who would walk away with US$500.00 plus 4 nights complementary stay at the super all-inclusive Hedonism III and the 2007 title of Mr. Caribbean International.





Rihanna and Chris Brown in love!

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chris_rihanna.jpgThe secret is out! R&B singer Chris Brown has not been officially linked with a girlfriend...well (roll the drum please) it seems he and Caribbean queen Rihanna are now a hot item.

According news surfacing on the internet a source close to Rihanna camp the two have been secretly dating for months now. But a few days ago they came out in public for the first time.

The insider revealed that, "Rihanna was performing at the House Of Blues [in Los Angeles] and Chris Brown came out to see her. He sat in the audience while she performed and the two left together and went back to his [place] - which is off Sunset Blvd and Doheny."





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Passa Passa

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ky-enie&buju.jpgA wha a gwaan between Buju and Ky-enie
A wha dis mi a hear bout some passa passa between the Gargamel, Buju Banton and Kye-enie. Mi hear sey Ky-enie did a have one affair with a woman who is involved with a prominent member of Buju's camp.

But yuh done know sey whatever do inna secret mus' come to light and a suh it buss out sey him a trespass pon people territory. Mi dear from him affair come to light Buju nuh waan appear pon no more show wid him.

Suh now mi know why anytime Buju deh pon a show yuh nuh hear peep fire bout Kye-enie all when the show dem a feature di Big Yard family (Shaggy, Rayvon, Schreechie and Red Foxx) that Buju has performed on!

Bwoy all mi can sey is yuh si whey punash cause...artiste careful who fah milk yuh go crawl inna...cause it caan worth yuh career!





Getting pregnant won’t keep the man

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By Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgDamn if I do and damn if I don't. People, people, please read the article carefully before you start to put words into my mouth! I am amazed at some of the comments and I have to wonder...did I imply that!

Sorry if I am stepping on a few toes in this article but I am tired of women getting pregnant in an effort to lure the man from his upfront woman.

The lengths some women will go to in competing to keep what's not hers. Every time the man's ligit woman get pregnant, the matey pregnant too! Give me a break here, what's the catch anyway. Yeah we done know the man wutless aready, but does that mean you have to be
a breeding box just to keep a hol' on him?

It's sad and sickening to see these women without pride doing everything to hang on to a man that’s not even theirs.





Kings and Queens of the dancehall

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magnumTonicWine.jpgWith the promise of a million dollars worth of cash prizes the Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall competition is sure to be a great watch. The aim of the show is to uncover the best female and male dancehall artists Jamaica has to offer. On the 3rd of November recruitment will begin in Sav-La-Mar, and will then move on to Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Portmore, and finally Kingston.

Asylum Nightclub was the site of the launch recently. Zinc lined walls covered in dancehall paraphernalia, the magnum girls strutting around in the latest dancehall fashions and jerk pans cooking up a storm made this event feel like a regular street session!





Passa Passa

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Beenie Man's troubles keep coming like a flood at him. A warrant was issued yesterday for the DJ after he failed to show up in court to answer to charges of tax evasion.

According to the news Beenie Man owes J$47 million in taxes! Wow! Poor Beenie, when you salt, you salt bad.

Everyone on the street now wondering what kind a crosses this a follow dem king.

"Beenie Man need fi get a good bathe star, one man caan salt suh," one ardent fan was heard commenting on the DJ's woes.





Menace the Messiah.... A musical Saviour cometh!!

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By: Joseph Cunningham

MENACE.jpgIt is his most earnest desire to see the world unite, and for love and peace to be the "watch-word and song".

"Menace the Messiah" is not a menace to the society, but instead, he is a menace to all which seems contrary to the spirit of goodness. He says, "I hold a very strong stance against all the war and strife that is destroying the world at this time," and his position reflects during his performances.

Menace, whose real name is Christopher Jennis, is a very strong, conscious, energetic and powerful performer with a positive, humble countenance, and he is rapidly growing in the hearts of reggae lovers.

Born in Portmore, St. Catherine, hometown to some of Reggae's most revered stars, namely Mad Cobra and Vybz Kartel, Menace is the second of two sons for his mother Ardell Sommers and fifth of seven for father Lesford Jennis. He was not born to wealthy parents, and lacked organized fun, so a familiar pattern developed in his life at a tender age; that is, he found happiness in listening and creating music.





By: J. Koni

edit_Jimmy_Cliff_harder-they-come.jpgJimmy Cliff's, "The Harder They Come" is number three on the all-time greatest soundtrack listing!! The study was conducted by editors of Vanity Fair magazine.

The song, recorded by the Jamaican Reggae icon, shares "elite space" with Prince's "Purple Rain" which topped the list.

Next month the full list will be revealed in a one-time Conde Nast magazine, "Movies Rock," for subscribers of its 14 titles.

"Purple Rain" topped the chart even though it was described as "perhaps the best badly acted film ever," editors at Vanity Fair said.





Shaggy bigging up YardFlex.com

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By Afrika Queen

edit_Beenie_Man.jpgNeither the muddy field nor rain falling down on Beenie Man's band could prevent the doctor from giving a great performance on October 20 in Costa Rica.

Surprisingly his fans are still wondering what the heck is going on between himself and D'Angel because when he drew for 'Reverse The Thing' he bigged up his estranged wife on stage.

Hmm, after all that she did to him, one would think the last thing he would want to do is send kudos to her!

Anyway, Beenie doesn't deserve any bad names cause he really mash up the stage. He even took time out to big up God as always.

After delivering a first class performance The Doctor headed for the after party, which was another drama in itself. Beenie Man put on some mad dancing on the dance floor, proving to his fans that he's really the King of the Dancehall. He enjoyed friendly rivalry with the Jamaican dancehall queen who really had the crowd going. She showed that it was her wicked moves that ruled the dance floor that night.





Keeping the Tosh flames alight

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By: Elizabeth Smith

edit_peter_tosh.jpg"The inspiration is not just because of Peter Tosh, but because of how we around here [in Jamaica and the reggae world] treat our icons - we have allowed the system to kill them," says Worrell King, originator and producer of the annual Tribute to Peter Tosh.

Last Friday, the second part of that tribute blew up Independence Park in Savanna-La-Mar, causing a joyful stir, especially with the children in attendance. Many young people joined the huge crowd to honor Jamaica’s cultural and the world’s literary hero, Peter Tosh, who was violently and prematurely taken from us.

Now a free show, with stellar artistes giving their support at no cost, the concert was a follow-up to "Tribute to Peter Tosh Part I," that took the form of a symposium. Held at the University of the West Indies on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, the symposium was designed to foster a closer in depth look at Tosh and his works.





Papa San Getting Ready for Higher Heights

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By: Olimatta Taal

edit_PAPA_SAN.jpgIn a time where the message in music is sometimes overshadowed by sex, violence, and money, there remain a number of artists whose main mission is to "edutain" and motivate through song like Jamaica's beloved Papa San. Riding on the success of over 30 number one singles and over 15 albums, one would wonder why the transition from secular reggae music to gospel reggae?

"I was depressed, frustrated, and confused. After the Benz, the house, the money, and the fame, I still had no peace. That's why we find artist going into drugs because they are trying to fill a void," expresses Papa San as he passionately recounts his life's transition. He continues to talk about the pain he experienced from watching 40 friends and two brothers die from gun violence.

Discussing turbulent times in his life he explains, "I was almost killed and imprisoned. I looked for protection in the gun but there was no protection. Looked for comfort in fame but I still didn't find it. I had to start over and search and then the Lord began to reach out to my heart".





News Brief

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edit_Whitney-Houston.jpgWhitney on top again
Whitney Houston shocked the audience of a fashion show in London when she gracefully took the stage in a white Valentino gown to introduce the final catwalk show of the night.

According to EURweb the 44-year-old singer arrived at Royal Albert Hall with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, looking vibrant and healthy following months of treatment for a drug addiction.

Arriving on the red carpet, she said: "I know it's been said before but I want to say it again - thank you for your support and, yes, I will always love you."

Houston was a big hit as she had everyone in the audience amazed...and cheering and that included stars such as Kate Moss, Lilly allen and Naomi Campbell.

Eat your heart out Bobby Brown!





Who will ride D'Angel riddim? - Passa Passa

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d'angel_smiling.jpgWho will voice on D'Angel's new riddim?
D'Angel have a new riddim and it's wicked! It's called the Boo riddim and it hot it hot it hot. Ever since her disastrous performance at the Divas in concert held at Fayors over the weekend the people dem a talk bout di riddim.

Dem all did a wonda why har parring partner Macka Diamond never do har combination song whey she have wid D'Angel...it look Sticky fi true.

D'Angel my girl, just cool out fi a while and lef di dancehall scene, yuh nuh si sey di people dem nuh waan si yuh pon di stage. Wuss lacka how yuh mash up di Doctor.





Exco Levi... Dominating Canadian Reggae Scene

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By : Joseph Cunningham

Exco Levi.jpgBeing awarded the "Most Promising New Artist" and "Best New Artist" at the annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards (CRMA) is a notable accomplishment for Exco Levi and his hit song, "O CANADA".

Also known as Wayne Ford Levy, he was born in Jamaica, the son of popular reggae artist Michael Levy a.k.a. Professor Wayne. Exco grew up in church, and sang on the youth choir, where he developed his passion for music. In addition to his vocal training, he learned to play the keyboard and gained a greater understanding of harmony and composition. As a teenager, he started to embrace the music of Garnett Silk, Sizzla, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and he built his career around those icons.

"Receiving the award for the "Most Promising New artist", at the CRMAs is a great feeling of accomplishment,” he told Yardflex. The winning song "O Canada" is a tribute to his home away from home.

As his love for music grows and strengthens, he continues to work harder to expose his musical versatility. The success of "O Canada" has encouraged Exco, so do the many accolades that have come his way since he first launched into music, only in February of this year. "O Canada" is currently receiving airplay on Flow 93.5, CKLN 88.1 and CHR Y 105.5 and most other major radio stations across Canada.
In addition, he was also nominated for "Song Writer of the Year."

Exco performs solo with a Toronto based band- "The Black Eskimos" in which he sings and plays the keyboard.





Dreadlocked singer worships Jesus

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Ziggy_Soul_ALBUM_COVER[1].JPGZiggy Soul sports dreadlocks, the main symbol of Rastafarianism, but he is a devoted Christian. What does he mean by devoted? He does not worship the Rastafarian god, but praises Jesus.

His behavioural pattern was recognized by the Jamaican society as very strange, and this resulted in various unpleasant experiences . It is arguable that Jamaica is one of the most vibrant Rastafarian communities in the world, and so when Ziggy Soul sought to settle in a Christian place of worship, he was met with fierce resistance.

"During the period when I was seeking a place of worship, there were occasions when I was attacked physically, because of my locks. Some people told me they did not want me in their church," he said.

While he acknowledged that a deadlocked person claiming to be a Christian would not have been readily accepted by Jamaicans, he was and is still adamant that the way he looks does not determine who he is.

All these negatives were ongoing while Ziggy was walking the walk and talking the Christian talk. He had established a non-profit organization in Trench Town, which served the academic and social needs of the community. "I was giving of my time as a form of worship." Undoubtedly the neglect he had been receiving from some church organizations had insulted his sincerity.





By: Joseph Cunningham

Guidance.jpg"Many people get distracted by bright lights and life in the fast lane, but it is what you own that really counts." Those words could only have come from someone who is willing and equipped to give proper guidance and Guidance, the reggae singer fits the criteria.

"Love What You Got" was Guidance's 2006 hit that introduced him to mainstream reggae. The song was a feature on every reggae chart.

Well, if you thought the title of that song was derived at merely out of prudence, you are mistaken. Guidance spoke to Yardflex a few minutes before his rehearsal session for Curefest. He revealed, "The truth is that I have been a victim of the hype. I had a business and other assets which I lost because of a reckless approach to life." He then experienced challenging times that caused him to appreciate the principles of sobriety. That was how I got the concept for the song, he said.





South African Reggae Star Lucky Dube shot and killed

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Lucky_Dube.jpgSouth African Reggae singer Lucky Dube was shot and killed in a carjacking attempt on Thursday night in that country.

Apparently he tried to drive away and crashed into a car and a tree, this according to police news and reports coming out of South Africa.

43 year old Dube was shot in front of his son whom he was dropping off in Johannesburg's southern Rosenttenville suburb, according to media reports posted on the internet.

Lucky Dube who many say sounds uncannily like Peter Tosh, recorded 20 albums in his career of over two decades. He was the best selling reggae singer in his country and racked up many local and international awards. In the 1980s the singer switched to reggae style of singing – as he joined the protest against South Africa's racist government.





Munga Honourable takes full controll of the # 1 Spot

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES


Munga_Honorable2.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 2 15 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions(1wk@#1) U-1
02 3 11 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records U-1
03 1 13 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1)D-2
04 4 10 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon NM
05 5 11 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment NM
06 7 7 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
07 8 10 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
08 6 10 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon(pp#6) D-2
09 10 5 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
10 13 6 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-3
11 9 16 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-2
12 14 4 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-2
13 12 25 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-1
14 11 22 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-3
15 16 3 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-1
16 19 3 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-3
17 18 4 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
18 15 22 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-3
19 - New Everybody Dance-RDX -Apt 19
20 - New Pick It Up & Drop It - Sean Paul-Birchill Records





Signs your man's cheating

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Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgYes, I know you guys gonna cuss me out, but guess what I am looking out for my homegirls. It's time to help them see clearly, you're all not the slick players you think yourselves to be. Homegirls look out for those players!

Women, don't be caught off guard! No matter how slick men think they are, there are some dead giveaways that they are sampling the goods elsewhere. However, I have to caution – make sure you are not acting upon your paranoia and mistrust of your man. Some women need to work on their self-esteem as no matter how the man reassures, they are still convinced he is cheating, even when he is not.

This article is intended for men who think they can get away with playing around; using sweet lies to keep their partners in the dark. Still, no matter how great of an actor they are, there is no getting away from these infallible proofs. So if you don't want to be left in the dark, start paying close attention. Hopefully (if you are lucky) you will never have to see any of these dead giveaways, but if your man's roving eye is wandering then catch that cheating sucker now!





Yardflex Passa Passa

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By: Chat Dem

Yow mi people!!! A di big bad Chat Dem inna di place, an by now unu should know!!! Ok! Hmm

Mek mi get straight inna di Judgement. A wha duh some fish!! The rising star an him dread bwoy inna showa a bathe!!!! An dem all ave anada man a video it. How dem suh brazen? A suh di fish dem always gwaan till yaadman ready fi scale dem!!!

kyino_cunningham.jpgKyino caught bare naked!!!!!!!!!!

It's all over the place! Tongues are wagging and everywhere people are talking about the video that has been making the rounds on the internet mainly via emails.

Yardflex got their hands on the video and all we can say is Kyino has gotten himself into a real tight fix. Everywhere you go on the street his name is ringing on everyone's lips. "Kyino Cunningham, him really a fish? Bwoy mi lose offa him," one woman was heard bewailing the fate of the man she claimed she had sent a lot of text to keep alive in the just completed Digicel Rising Star competition.

If the shocked responses of people on the streets are anything to go by then this Rising star hopeful could be in for a hard time from fans.

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Kimala_Bennett2+.jpgMajor accomplishments for the 24 year-old, Kimala Bennett, has already placed her among the most recognized music directors in the Reggae industry; an arena dominated by men. She brings freshness to your screens, a freshness brought about by her creativity. Recent videos such as Cherine Anderson's "Good Love" and her collaboration with Chuck Fenda, "Coming over tonight" are videos directed by Bennett.

The daughter to internationally renown music producer Mikey Bennett, Kimala has worked alongside famed video directors and was sent to the Czech Republic to do a documentary on the famed Hype Williams, while he directed Kanye West's "Diamonds are Forever" video.

Working on a documentary about Baby Cham at the request of Atlantic Records; and the making of his MTV2 featured video, "Ghetto Story," that was done with Alicia Keys, were also big achievements.





By : Joseph Cunningham

The final night of Curefest, dubbed, the 'Longing For' concert, proved to be one that did justice to its build up, as a celebration of the rebirth of one of Reggae's favourite sons, Jah Cure. As opposed to the previous night and second event titled, 45 Cure's, the crowd was huge and festive spirit extremely high.

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The moment Yardflex arrived at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose stadium, close to mid-night last Sunday, October 14, an energy was felt that is not customary so early during a Reggae show.

It was a night that defied all negative customs at high profile events in Jamaica; "word throwing and it's associates," but stayed true to that of electrifying performances. Jigsy King's run in with the police, who met and walked off with him following his spicy lyrical showdown was a slight dent in the smooth vibes.

From the early stages when MCs Jigsy of Danger Zone and Nuffy engaged the crowd with lyrics, gimmicks and antics, all present could have foretold that it would have been a night with a difference. Early performances from Jimmy Riley, I-Octane, Jah-Mel, Little Joe, Nitty Kutchie, Captain Barkey and Wickerman along with many others scored big with the patrons. Band changes were done swiftly, and so patrons never got restless.





Radio Disc Jockeys rule at 45 Cure

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By: Joseph Cunningham

nikkiZ_nuffy.jpgReggae music selectors, who apply their skills mainly within the studios of radio stations, were in their element at 45 Cure, the second of three events that constitute Curefest.

It featured friendly rivalries between the most popular sound system selectors and radio disc jockeys in Jamaica.

The Yardflex team arrived at the venue shortly after mid-night, and was greeted by the sounds of Kentucky, the system that kept the vibes going until the more recognizable turntables appeared. Kentucky did a good job of keeping the then small gathering involved. Minutes before 1:00 AM evidence of the rains that had been lashing the island days before, left the impression that patrons were probably guessing whether or not the frontal troth had left the island.

MC Nuffy ascended the stage close to 1:15AM, and like a magnetic force, patrons began streaming in shortly after he began his antics, causing one early bird to ask, "A Nuffy dem did a wait pon?"





CONDOM.jpgAustralian pharmaceutical company Starpharma and SSL International, which owns the Durex condom brand, have signed an agreement to develop condoms coated with Starpharma's microbicide VivaGel, the drug maker announced on Tuesday, the AAP/Age reports.

In July, at the International AIDS Society conference in Sydney, the vaginal microbicide, VivaGel, was reported as preventing HIV and genital herpes in animal and human studies.

Designed to prevent STIs by stopping viruses from entering cells and thus avoiding infection, VivaGel's active ingredient is dendrimer, a molecule that binds itself to the viruses preventing them from infectng healthy cells. Early results from research also places VivaGel as a potent contraceptive.





Caribbean Dubpoets given a platform on BET J's

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BET_ J_LOGO.jpgLast Saturday at 11am and 11pm, the first show for the series, Word Sound Power was viewed worldwide by millions on BET J. For the first time, dub-poets were given a platform on a commercial network to showcase Caribbean poetry for the world to experience.

Word Sound Power is an artistic force uniting the African oral tradition of rhythmic dub poetry and the literary art form of spoken word to form the voice of a new poetic generation.

Hosted weekly by M-1 of legendary Hip-Hop Duo Dead Prez, it features some of the best dub poets like Ansley Burrows, Cherry Natural, Yasas Afari, Suhir Hammad, LSX, Roger Bonair Agaird, Kamika and others.

The first three shows of the series were recorded at Boone Hall in Stony Hill. The cast will return to Jamaica to finish recording the rest of the show, utilizing the beauty, wonderful themes, and perfect location.





By: Elizabeth Smith

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Spruced up and re-vamped, Trelawny sits pretty today with its new stadium and developing highway. In like form, Jah Cure has experienced the beginning of what can be termed his re-birth; copped with his freedom, sell out sound and most importantly oodles of adoring fans.

Dressed in full white, avid fans came out to ram the Starfish Trelawny Beach Hotel, on Jamaica's North Coast for day 1 of the long awaited "Curefest" – a rhythmic celebration of liberty. The soon to become annual reggae music fest had the hotel hopping on Friday, October 12, as they delivered top line services, delectable dishes and fine beverages to a room full of revelers who could be closely likened to floating clouds, with their white garments and genuinely ecstatic demeanor.

Purity that white denotes permeated the atmosphere, leaving joy, peace and love as foundation for one of the most enjoyable and meaningful evenings ever. Between champagne toasts, hugs, laughter, dancing and genuine good cheer - came solid entertainment organized by "Curefest's" production team of Danger Promotions, Iyah Cure Promotions and Brass Gate Promotions.





Yard News Brief

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christopher-martin.jpgChristopher Martin needs to cool it.
At the 17th Annual Merritone Family Reunion held at Hedonism III in Runaway Bay, St. Ann. Christopher Martin had some folks crawling up the wall in frustration at his Saturday's performance.

One lady who attended the event to have a good time came back ranting and raving to this Yardflex reporter about Christopher Martin’s antics, "He was just full of himself. Every song he did he had to inject his name as if he is all that."

He overstayed his welcome and the poor band members seemed very frustrated.

Someone needs to tell this gentleman that he should remember where he is coming from and regain his humility and that winsome personality...or was it all an act to win the coveted first spot in the Digicel Rising Star Competition?

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Happy Heroes Day - Oct 15, 2007

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Jamaica celebrates yet another Heroes Day and in honour Yardflex pay tribute to the many who have laid the foundation that we can now enjoy true freedom. To the many unsung heroes whose work will not make it in the history books, to those who are still working behind the scenes making a difference in their own way.

Yardflex now take a brief look at our seven national heroes...they may be gone, but their work will be ringing out in the ages to come.

Garvey1.jpgMarcus Garvey
Marcus Mosiah Garvey stands out in history as one who was greatly committed to the concept of the Emancipation of minds. He sought the unification of all Blacks through the establishment of the United Negro Improvement Association and spoke out against economic exploitation and cultural denigration.

Jamaica's first national hero was born in Saint Ann's Bay on August17, 1887. In his youth Garvey migrated to Kingston where he worked as a printer and later published a small paper "The Watchman".
During his career Marcus Garvey traveled extensively throughout many countries observing the poor working and living conditions of black people.

In 1914 he started the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica. The UNIA, which grew into an international organisation, encouraged self government for black people worldwide; self-help economic projects; protest against racial discrimination and cultural activities.

In 1916, Garvey went to the USA where he preached his doctrine of freedom to the oppressed blacks throughout the country. He spent many years in the United States pursuing his goal of Black Unification. However, USA officials disapproved of his activities and he was imprisoned, then deported.

Back in Jamaica in 1927, he continued his political activity forming the People's Political Party in 1929. He was unsuccessful in national elections. The world of the thirties was not ready for Marcus Garvey’s progressive ideas. He left Jamaica again, this time for England where he died in 1940. His body was brought back to Jamaica in 1964 and buried in the National Heroes Park in Kingston.





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The doc3.jpgBeenie Man in a tight spot
Bad luck must worse than obeah where Beenie Man is concerned. The man who everyone dubs the Doctor must now find the remedy for his latest dilemma.

Come October 23 he will be appearing before the Sutten Street Tax Court where he will have to answer the claim submitted by the Revenue Department.

According to a source the DJ owes as much as
$30 million in back taxes!

Beenie Man who appeared before the presiding Magistrate claimed ignorance to the fact that he owed so much money.

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foxybrown3.jpgWhat's wrong with Foxy Brown!
Foxy Brown who is currently serving time at Rikers Island prison missed a court hearing in Brooklyn because she refused to get on the bus. Not once but all of three times!

The reasons – her hair and make-up weren't done, she was hungry and the final time she just plain refused!

Just what in blazes is going on here? Who is really in charge...when do prisoners get a choice in these matters? Well it seems that Foxy is allowed Diva like behaviour as far as those warders are concerned.

The judge has since set a new hearing date for October 16 and if Little Miss Tantrum Thrower doesn't get on the bus this time an order will be issued forcing her to.

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T.I. Set Up

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By Olimatta Taal

T.jpgFree T.I.!!! were the words expressed by a number of artist and host at the BET's 2nd Annual Hip-Hop awards on Saturday, October 13th, as it was evident that he was not there to pick up his award nor perform.

The whole evening there were speculations about why T.I. had been arrested. According to sources, T.I. was arrested at Walgreens by federal agents on charges stemming from an alleged firearms purchase.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives arrived at T.I.'s College Park residence in Atlanta with a federal search warrant. These agents were seen carrying boxes of evidence but it's not clear whether weapons were in the box that T.I. purchased.

T.I. claims his innocence and that the charges against him are false. Rumors have been circulating that T.I.'s body guard set him up and cut a deal with the feds. According to T.I.'s friend, money was given to the bodyguard as an advance pay.

The rapper claims that he will not take responsibility for anything that the bodyguard bought with the money, including gun's, drugs, or formula for this children.





No more faking it!

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By: Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgAdmit it women, many of you don't enjoy sex with your mates as you would like and you are just enduring it because you don't have the nerve to tell him he does absolutely nothing for you! But how long can you stay in that relationship looking into the ceiling every time he climbs atop you? Trust me, that am not a healthy way to live, and it certainly offers you little pleasure.

Yeah, yeah, you can talk, so what can I do about it, he is a great guy otherwise and he is truly caring and he makes me feel like a million bucks (just not in the bedroom). Should I walk away from him when I can always pleasure myself later by masturbating?

We are not saying you should walk away from your man, but you don't have to 'endure' either. It's time to address that all important area in your relationship. If the guy is as great as you think then he won't mind you having a heart-to-heart with him right? Remember though that he is a man and therefore his emotions are fragile. Don't just blurt out that you have been pretending all along. Just tell him that you have some great ideas for making sex more enjoyable for both of you.





By: Alan Lewin

steele_tosh.jpgThe annual tribute to the late great singer Peter Tosh who was a member of The Wailers is set for Independence Park in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland. The event will be held on October 19, 2007 and there will be no admission fee since artistes will be contributing their services free of cost.

Of notable interest is the appearance of Jamaican born Canadian based singer Steele who will also fly in from Canada specifically for the show. "I am glad to be a part of this show, as when I was a kid growing up, I was a fan of Peter Tosh, so I have to thank Promoter Worrel King for the opportunity to showcase my ability in my home land." Said Steele who has been honoured with several Canadian Music Awards.

Two of his most popular songs are "What's Wrong With We," a combination with George Nooks and "Silhouettes," a cover version.

Others down to appear on the show are Luciano, Bushman, Blendah, Etana, Leroy Sibbles, Dezi Boyd, Iley Dread, Rated R, Hero, X Factor, Edge Michael, Lil Joe, Aaron Silk, Jah Mason, Smokie Benz, Mackie Conscious, Ginjah, Iyah Blaze, Edi Fitzroy and Lymie Murray. Music will be provided by Melody One.





Passa Passa

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D' Angel2.jpgD'Angel flop big time in Canada. The annual History dance that was held in Toronto recently sell off! Yardflex understands that the place was corked as dancehall fans turned to enjoy themselves to the max.

Macka Diamond delivered big time but her parring P D'Angel was a total disaster. From what we hear no matter how hard she tried she just could not connect with the audience. Bwoy mi
shame, cause the people dem a Canada a sey she flop
big time.

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By: Joseph Cunningham

beenieman_rastingle.jpgA hearing in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon revealed that dancehall superstar Moses Davies, more popularly known as Beenie Man was never sued by the St. Andrew Parish Church located in Jamaica.

"The real purpose of the hearing was to ensure that the controversial footage in the video was handed over to the courts and as such alleviate any possibility of it being broadcast" explained Danielle Desulme, producer of the footage in the video titled "These Streets." "That is what happened and the issue is now resolved," she expounded.

Controversy has abounded since the St. Andrew Parish Church filed an injunction barring the broadcast of footage in the video which had been shot at a grave yard on the church compound. According to Desulme, the church had issues with the footage being aired after they had made the initial injunction. However, she explained that, "The real cause was not that the video production team had ignored the churches request, but instead it was that neither Beenie Man nor persons close to him had received a copy of the injunction on time, neither were they informed of the injunction at that point. It was a case of miscommunication on our part."





Busy Signal keeping the # 1 Spot Lock

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

busysignal.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 12 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1) NM
02 2 14 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions NM
03 3 10 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records NM
04 4 9 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon NM
05 5 10 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment NM
06 7 9 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon U-1
07 8 6 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
08 9 9 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
09 6 15 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-3
10 11 4 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
11 10 21 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-1
12 12 24 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) NM
13 14 5 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-1
14 15 3 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-1
15 13 21 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-2
16 18 2 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-2
17 16 19 Gully Side - Mavado-Firelinks (pp#6) D-1
18 19 3 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
19 20 2 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-1
20 17 23 Dance-RDX featuring Jigsy-Apt 19(pp#3) D-3





2_Face.jpg2face Idibia whose real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia was reportedly shot by unknown assailants on Thursday past in Nigeria. The 32 year old hit maker whose famous single, "African Queen" has taken the world by storm, was taken to hospital in Lagos where he is now recovering.

According to eyewitness reports, the incident occurred while 2face Idibia was en route to his FESTAC Town, Lagos home from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. Around 3 gunmen approached the Honda vehicle the singer was in and ordered the occupants to open the doors. The witness reportedly said that it was while opening the car door that 2face Idibia was shot. This was his first time back home since winning the MOBO award on September 19.





Live Stream Of Jamaican Events

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Jam247.tv started streaming events from Jamaica and the Caribbean to the rest of the world. It all began Oct. 11 at www.jam247.tv at Bembe's 1 year anniversary LIVE from Kingston Jamaica. Did I mention it was also FREE. Make sure to sign up to get emails about our next LIVE stream event.





ENUR feat. Natasja - Calabria 2007

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Date: Wednesday, October 17th 2007

Time: 7pm -9pm

Place: Blue Mahoe Restaurant 243 East 14th Street (Between 2nd and
3rd Avenues) New York City

This Reception is made possible by GRACE Foods and Caribbean Food Delights

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Monday, October 15th @ info@tsoproductions.com





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'Vegas' song that has been lately released 'Must Come A Road' almost proved prophetic Tuesday October 10 in Fort Lauderdale while on a leg of his tour.

The singjay who was being transported by the promoter who had that leg of the tour found himself under close scrutiny by a black American Sheriff. A thorough search of the Benz uncovered that not only was it reported stolen, but a gun was also discovered in it! According to reports coming from sources close to Vegas, he saw his whole life flashed in front of him. Fortunately for him the American sheriff recognised the singjay and he escaped being arrested with the
other occupants of the car.

Also traveling in the vehicle was selector Hotterball who too escaped being arrested. Whew, talk about a close call!





YardFlex News Brief

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ninjaman_Dancehall2.jpgYardflex understands that the 'Original Don Gorgon' Ninja Man who has just returned to the island yesterday met in an accident today along the Junction Main Road. He, however received no injuries and is schedule to perform on Curefest this weekend.

Yardflex is happy to hear that the DJ is not hurt and wishes him all the best.

Yardflex advise all Jamaican to exercise caution when traveling on the road, in this inclement weather.





Women don't be fooled

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By Rootzgirl

The time has come to call a spade a spade and present women with some real home truths. I am tired of the many intelligent, independent women out there who are hanging on to these men, washing, cooking, cleaning and treating them like kings, clinging to the hope that one day they will marry them.

Grow up! Take the advise of my dearly departed grandmother, "if a man have cow a him yard, him doh need to buy milk!" In case you can’
't figure out what she means let me put it in blunt terms. You are home giving the man everything he needs. He has a ready punash, someone to
cook his meals, take care of his home and in some cases his children...hat hasn't he got that the married man has?

Absolutely nothing! The only difference is that one woman is wearing a ring and the other is offering all these services without any recognition. I am tired of women tying themselves down with men year after year while he feeds her one excuse after another promising that "as soon as he pays off his loans" or "when he is more financially secure" or the ultimate "he isn't ready yet."





dbrown.jpgThe world's love affair with Dennis Brown and Joe Gibbs gets a boost with the re-release of the Crown Prince's classic roots album, "Visions of Dennis Brown" and the innovative dub collection, "African Dub All Mighty – Chapters 1 –4" from Gibbs, the legendary reggae producer. As part of the 17 North Street imprint's "Reggae Rewind" series, these re-releases join the celebration of music recorded at Joe Gibbs famed studio.

Launched in 2007 by VP Records, the 17 North Parade imprint pays homage to the historic location of Randy's Record Mart, the premier recording studio and record shop in Kingston, and the Mecca for Reggae music between the late 60s and 70's – an era strongly represented in both re-releases.

"Vision" will be tweaked, especially for the "Reggae Rewind" series, with special extended versions of songs like, "Love Me Always," "Stay At Home," "Say What You Say” and "Repartriation." Recognized globally as one of Dennis Brown's best, the album is the biggest of his career and was instrumental in helping to establish the Joe Gibbs Studio as a dominant recording house in the 70s.





Yardflex News Brief

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macka-diamond-.jpgMacka Diamond and her publicist Ray Alexander are at odds!!!

Rumour has it that the two have severed ties. However, Ray Alexander says he has no idea what's happening because he hasn't seen Macka Diamond since she returned from Canada some three weeks ago.

He added that the Macka, who is reported to be doing her own booking, has not yet made it official that their working relationship is a thing of the past.

Attempts to get a comment from Macka Diamond were unsuccessful.

Ray Alexander has been Macka Diamond's publicist/booking agent for almost 3 years.

A who really write Macka Diamond book Bun Him?

Ever since the female DJ launched her novel Bun Him tongues have been wagging left, right and center about who really wrote the book. Some women while waiting in line at a popular bank had a field day speculating on the real author, "Yuh can stay dere meck dem tun yuh inna idiot, yuh believe a she really write deh book deh?"

"No sah, somebody ghost write it..." was the comment
from the other woman. This YardFlex reporter was on hand at a popular dance and again that was the topic under discussion with the overwhelming consensus being that someone else wrote the book. Well...all we can say is whether it was written by her
or not...the book a gwaan!

More Macka Passa Passa

Who is Macka Diamond really seeing? Just who is her upfront man? Well those questions cannot easily be answered as word is that she is along with Panther from Black Cat but then again, we hear that she is chasing "a young little boy dancer" so...stay tuned, we might just be able to solve this puzzle soon for you.

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Tarrus Riley - She's Royal

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Dainty Aisha Is More Than Blessed.

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Photography By: Marcus Thompson

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Name: Aisha Levy

D.O.B: July 27, 1983

Height: 5'9”

Weight: 145 lbs

Nationality: Jamaican

Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Career Goal: To be at a point where I can actually do something significant to help other nations.





THE CURE IS HERE!!

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edit_Curefest.jpgWith the recent release of "Freedom" his first single written and recorded in the 'free world', Jah Cure announces to the world: "Now the day has come you will see me again." And see him we will, for the first time in Jamaica, Cure will perform a full length set on Sunday, October 14 at Longing For the final night of the 3-day event aptly titled Curefest.

In celebration of Jah Cure's freedom, Danger Promotons, Iyah Cure Promotions and Brass Gate Promotions are throwing down this 3 day 3 venue extravaganza that goes from October 12 to the 14th. Starting off at the Starfish Trelawny Hotel with an all white affair on the Oct 12, the fest moves to Pier 1 in Montego Bay on October 13, then over to the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium on the final Sunday night, October 14.





Jah Cure facing resistance in Europe

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jahcure_yardflex.jpgHot on the heels of the promotion surrounding Jah Cure's British tour comes the news that a bitter row has broken out over the expected British tour of one of the world’s acclaimed reggae stars. In a story printed in the British Observer women's rights groups have expressed anger at the way that Cure - real name Siccature Alcock - has reassumed his celebrity status just months after being released.

According to the report - The Voice, the newspaper for Britain's black community, received complaints after it carried adverts for the tour. Campaigner Paulette Coombs urged people to protest outside Cure's tour venues, while others have demanded he donates some of the millions of pounds he is expected to make from his music to rape victims' charities. 'He is able to move on with his life,' Coombs told the newspaper. "Who cares about the young woman he raped?"

The victim, Suzanne Ferguson, who waived her anonymity to speak out after she heard Cure was due for release, told the Jamaican press last year: "Every time there is a lot of publicity about Jah Cure, I have even more flashbacks. Sometimes I am so afraid to leave my house. It seems to me that entertainers are more valued than everybody else in Jamaica and, as a woman, I feel seriously undervalued." She has claimed she was offered money by Cure's supporters to retract her claims.





Yardflex Passa Passa

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Beenie_&-Barbee.jpgPeople people Dah one ya is a HOT Yardflex Exclusive
One man up a de Range Rover car dealaship inna Bronx New Yaak sey - im spot Beenie Man wit Baabie...jus a walk roun an a size up de range rover dem!!

Yes a de same Docta wey dem a spred propaganda pan...a look range rova fe put Baabie coka-cola bakkle shape inna!!

People people listem mi good...oonu fe stop spread ruma! A couldn' de same Doc wey dem a chat bout pop dung inna Tayota Carolla and reh reh...a "wha- appen-to-dem."

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Howard University's Homecoming, October 12 – 20 will regrettably go on without Bounty Killer. "Double booked" – is the explanation, and the Killer will touch Connecticut in that time instead. Although seemingly falling apart for Howard organizers, things will pull together well with artistes like Marshal Monatana*, Akon and Missy Elliott, who are scheduled to perform at the Washington, DC affair.

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pdiddy.jpgChance Chapman Combs, Sean "Diddy" Combs' 5th child was announced first to the world by MediaTakeOut.com – that website claims. They have yet another "Diddy" tale to break today – and YUP it's another baby!! Rap mogul, Combs is said to be expecting baby number 6 in about 5 months.

In a reported exclusive, MediaTakeOut.com learned from a friend of the supposed new baby's mother, a 24 year old blond from Long Island, New York - that this pregnancy was scary for the woman at first, but she has decided after much difficult pondering, to keep the baby. The friend said both mom and baby are doing well both health wise and financially. "Everything is cool between the woman and Diddy, for now, but she want s to make sure things stay that way," the girlfriend reportedly disclosed. She said her pregnant friend hired a lawyer to "protect her child's interests."

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Story and Photography By: Alan Lewin

Dezi_Boyd4.jpgNew creation recording artiste, Desmond Boyd, more popularly known as Dez I Boyd, went on a promotional tour of Clarendon and Manchester on October 4, distributing several school supplies to children at May Pen Primary, Toll Gate All Age and Harmons Primary Schools. Dez I first visited the May Pen Primary School where he met with the principal Mrs. Saidie Comrie and other guidance counselors including his own sister, Cecile Boyd-Forbes who is also a teacher at the school.

Some of the items presented to the teachers and students were knapsack bags that flaunt Dez I's printed image on them, pencils, pens, notepads and stickers of Dez I Boyd's image. The entourage, which included his publicist, Bridgette Anderson, then journeyed to the Toll Gate All Age where they presented the same items at that school.

His final visit took him to his alma mater, Harmons Primary in Manchester. At Harmons, he received a warm welcome by the teachers, students, citizens and auxiliary staff. At Harmons Primary, he played games and sang his monster hit song, "Shake Up Yu Natty." In interacting with the very receptive audience at Harmons, Dez I asked some of the students to shake up their heads as if they were shaking their Natty Dread Locks. His including that bit of movement, went over very well. The children had the chance to participate in a song and dance contest for which winners were rewarded with a knapsack.





UNPROTECTED SEX IS A RISK...

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By: Amanda Spence

aids_logo.jpgThe onus is on each individual to minimize chances of contracting diseases like HIV/AIDS, by having protected sex unless absolutely sure of their partner's status – through testing.

Today a sad story (sad for both accused and alleged victims)emerged. It speaks of a 22 year old Miami Club Promoter, Elidor Kersaint, who has been in prison since June for the crime of having unprotected sex while knowing he is infected with HIV. Recently more women have come forward to bring evidence against Kersaint who was born to an HIV + mother and has reportedly been infected all his life.

The question posed in a report is, what deep pain caused Kersaint's insane denial...how was he counseled and prepared from childhood to live with his disease...and most importantly – how many other Kersaints are being ignored. How do we prepare our world so people living with HIV/AIDS (especially youth who contracted this disease from birth – through no action of their own) feel free to disclose without negative repercussions.





PASSA PASSA

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Yes people is anoda time for the dramatic happenings in the music bizz.

Beenieman2.jpgFirst of all people! How unuh a walk a road an a chatty chatty bout how the doc look mash dung? As recent as Friday night me deh a one spot a cool out, an ova hear a argument weh a man a seh how him si the 'doc', an Jah know seh nuh man weh ave money nuh fe look suh pop dung! Di man added that di doc pants foot look likena house, di way di doc mawga dung

Then mi hear seh a certain man si di same doc a drive a cheap car pon hope road last week! Mi hear seh di man push him head through the window an seh, "Wha doc! A dat yuh come to?" As expected the doc start trace him! Wow!!!

It really mean seh the angel run him head to a wreck? A dats why di big man start play wid Barbee doll like a baby?

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Secon pon mi list. Awha Macka Demon, sorry!!! A meant Diamond, an Stacious ave a di club wa dy yah? Mi hear she Stacious a drink har juice an chill wid har fren dem, wen Macka si har an a gwaan like shi waa juck har!! Mi hear seh wen Stacious ask di wild bush wha shia gwaan suh fa, di bush respon seh "eeh Stacious! Mi nuh inna nuh lyrical war, a guns an ammunition mi a deal wid!" Oooh boy!!!!

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People unuh need fi Big up the Portmore Empire, dem jus shot a medley a Big Ship Studio. Mi hear seh it sick!!

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An Mr. Lance from di sed Big Ship , yuh respec tall like palm tree. Walk good mi boss.

Unitil next time, lata mi peeps!!!!!!





Yardflex News

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foxybrown2.jpgFoxy Brown has a new website www.freefoxybrown.com where you can get the entire scoop about Foxy Brown from behind the bars.
Keep the faith and hold tight Foxy...Yardflex sends love and respect.

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Shaggy, Mr. Boombastic himself is back with a blazing new release. Tracks featured include the hit 'Church Heathen' as well as the new bubbler 'Bonafide Girl' featuring Rik Rok, on the
huge 'Shanty Town' Riddim. Other guest artists include, Sizzla, Collie Buddz, and Akon. Mr. Lover Lover always delivers and this album is no disappointment! Album will hit stores November 13th on VP records.

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Amina Blackwood-Meeks' son reportedly physically abused his girlfriend's sister and charges were filed against him and the accuser for assault. A frantically written and disturbing account from the female abuse victim has been circulating newsrooms recently. Attempts to reach the accused and the actual victim were futile at press time, but Yardflex would like all men who physically abuse women in their life to know that we do not support this cowardly act.

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kymani_new_series.jpgBET J invites viewers to tune in each week on Fridays, to witness the extraordinary life of reggae legend Bob Marley's son, Ky-mani Marley, in the reality style Fall programming entitled, "Living The Life Of Marley," that premieres on October 26, 2007 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

The invitation is for all to roll with Ky-mani as he gears up to launch his second long-anticipated CD, blazes through celebrity hot spots with his crazy entourage, prepares to reprise his memorable role as "Biggs" in the long-awaited sequel to successful indie film 'Shottas' and hits many concert stages bringing electrifying performances. Each electrifying episode will have viewers embracing everything Marley – the infectious natural vibes, the intriguing mystique and the rich musical legacy.

Solo Rubenstein is executive producer and the marathon viewing schedule is: Tuesday, November 16, 2007 at 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 17, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT





BET_ J_LOGO.jpgThis fall season, BET J launches a fresh, new slate of original shows, ground-breaking short films and returning favorites to explosively round out the year! Warming up the season, the digital cable channel delivers a sizzling menu of hot shows offering viewers a diverse mix of innovative, unique, and thought-provoking programs to keep viewers tuned in 24/7.

The month of October shines with an unmatched lineup of BET J shows guaranteed to entertain the masses. Kicking of the month are spectacular shows like TEARS, SHEARS & BEAUTY, a reality show granting an inside look at four hair stylists and four barbers' quest to compete at the International Hair Show; LIVING THE LIFE OF MARLEY starring Ky-mani Marley, the all-new, break-out reality show featuring Ky-mani Marley, son of reggae music legend Bob Marley; PARALLEL PATHS, an introspective show that bridges and parallels today’s hottest entertainment figures with their inspirational icons; REAL LIFE DIVAS, a returning BET J favorite that profiles beautiful African-American divas; THE BEST SHORTS, a BET J film showcase presenting the best in short films by emerging Black filmmakers; AFRICANA, a new series previewing African-themed films; and TIMELESS, the ultimate musical journey.

Tune in to BET J, the digital cable destination dedicated to providing a complete programming platform that encompasses all cultures, music and lifestyles for the mature viewer!





Busy Signal continues to hold down the #1 Spot

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

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01 1 11 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (3wks@#1) NM
02 2 13 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions NM
03 6 9 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records U-3
04 3 8 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon D-1
05 7 9 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment U-2
06 5 14 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab D-1
07 8 8 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon U-1
08 10 5 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-2
09 9 8 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca NM
10 4 20 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-6
11 14 3 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-3
12 11 23 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-1
13 12 20 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-1
14 16 4 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-2
15 18 2 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-3
16 15 18 Gully Side - Mavado-Firelinks (pp#6) D-1
17 13 23 Dance-RDX featuring Jigsy-Apt 19(pp#3) D-4
18 - New No Man-TOK-Don Corleon
19 20 2 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceberg U-1
20 - New Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G





By: Joseph Cunningham

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The Electric Slide is one of the biggest cross-over hits in the history of the Reggae genre, and music lovers across the world have embraced it as a party song. Marcia Griffiths, former backup vocalist for Bob Marley delivered the song that was written by Bunny Wailer, who in tandem with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh became famous as the "The Wailers."

According to Marcia, "There was never an official dance move that accompanied the song. Dancers in Jamaica developed various body movements in the clubs." One of the many dances became extremely popular and was accepted as the official dance.

The credit was claimed by Ric Silver, a Caucasian man, who has been very possessive! He insists that when done correctly the dance is comprised of 22 steps and not 18 as is practiced by many.





By: J. Koni

j_lo_&_omarion.jpgJennifer Lopez has produced a movie starred by current R&B hotshot Omarion, which infuses rap, reggae, dancehall and bomba; the combination which is known to create the reggaeton sound.

The movie titled, "Feel the Noise" infuses the scenes with a vibrant music in the background. The story features a youth (Omarion) who has ambitions of becoming a rap star and is faced with adversity. In the opening scene, he ends up in jail and is then sent to Puerto Rico to where his father lives; a man he does not know. He's dealing with a lot of issues inside of him, but finds solace in this new sound, reggaeton.

The movie is one that will appeal to young people especially and Omarion hopes it will have the impact intended. "No matter what barriers there are and no matter what's in front of you, you conquer your dreams! I want young people and everyone to take that from this, because sometimes people feel like it's too late. And it's never too late to follow your dreams," he told reporters.

In related news, the singer is about to release "The Face Off" album featuring fellow young sensation, Bow Wow. "We went on four 'sold out' tours back-to-back, before we did 'Let Me Hold You,' which was a Top Five single. We just feel like this is a great opportunity for our fans to merge. We both could’ve done our own solo albums, but we wanted to do something different and exciting."





By: J. Koni

seanpaul_beyonce.jpg"Baby Boy," a 'musical anthem,' which arguably helped boost the superstardom of Jamaican Reggae singer Sean Paul, is currently the talking point the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court received a copyright infringement case yesterday filed by a woman claiming that Beyonce Knowles' 2003 hit featuring Sean Paul, illegally uses lyrics from her song "Got a Little Bit of Love for You."

Jennifer Armour of Shakopee, Minnesota had a similar lawsuit dismissed by a Houston judge previously, but it is reported that she feels her case should be heard by a jury, and hence proceeded to appeal further.

Beyonce did not attend Wednesday's hearing, which took place before a three-judge panel.

Dana Kirk, Armour's attorney told the judges that an expert analyzed Armour's slow and melodic version alongside Knowles' song featuring Sean and that the two are substantially similar.

However, Knowles representative, Cynthia Arato said the standard for copyright cases is what an ordinary person hears, not an expert's analysis.

The judge who heard the case in Houston last year had ruled the two songs were "substantially dissimilar."





African Queen - 2 Face Idibia

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By: Elizabeth Smith
Photography By: Omar Burgess

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Dez I tore up the place on Sunday, September 30 at Club Amnesia in Ocho Rios. It was the traditional Sunday night dancehall party that doubles as a dance competition and features upcoming and established artistes. Sunday's "Juicilicious" party was hosted by Stacious the wicked DJ and it was presented in collaboration with Juice TV and Rodeo Energy Drink.

'Working' his new album, "Give Thanks For Life," Dez I stole the show with his strong and captivating performance. His fast paced calypso number went over very well with the audience as did the well known numbers, "She Got It," "Essence" and "Shake Up Yu Natty."

Lil' Joe, well known for his hit single, "Not Good At All," was also able to get the audience moving and grooving. Singing his popular single, that speaks to what's good about a bad man, put club patrons where Little Joe wanted them, and the rest was smooth sailing, as the 'fresh yet seasoned' young lyrical whiz kept it real and got resounding "Forwards!"

Cashew Man and Junior Tiger were other performers featured that night and they were also crowd pleasers – as were the many dancers on hand for the popular competition.





Keri Paige and Computer Paul discuss new project

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By: Alan Lewin

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"The prodigal daughter has returned home." Those are the words from Paul Henton, better known as 'Computer Paul' in the music business, upon seeing Kerri Paige, who visited him recently at his Riverside Studio in Harbour View. Computer Paul recorded four songs for Paige between the late 90’s and early 2000s.

The veteran producer has worked with some of the biggest names in reggae music, picking up several awards. His most recent was in Manhattan, New York, for work done on Akon's album, "Mama Africa." Tanya Mullings was on hand to present Computer Paul with his award.

His latest project is a rhythm called "Hypocrite" and it features many artistes like, Norris Man, Singing Melody, Galawasp, Fred Locks, Bushman and new sensation – Tarry.

At the moment negotiations are taking place to re-launch Paige's career, with Computer Paul planning to record her once again.





The Doctor says sorry to Christians and Church

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Beenieman.jpgPopular dancehall entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis sent out his humble public apologies yesterday, to the members of the St. Andrew Parish Church, the Christian fraternity, and relatives of deceased whose remains are interred in the church's cemetery.

This follows an injunction taken out by church lawyers on September 28, barring defendants, Beenie Man and his production team from publishing, broadcasting or releasing a video filmed at the cemetery, for publication or broadcast in any audiovisual media, the music video films or other visual images recorded by said production team.

The entertainer said he is emphatically sorry about the misunderstanding that has arisen and wants the Christian fraternity, who are incensed about the videotaping, to know that he would never knowingly do anything demeaning to offend Christian or any other doctrine.

Not seeking and acquiring permission to film at the cemetery, is what got Beenie Man and crew in the hot water to begin with. The defendants are barred by the courts from showing the video or any parts of it that have aspects of the Church yard and cemetery depicted, for a period of 28 days. Every part of the video has been not only halted for publication but also ordered turned over to the court until an October 11th Supreme Court hearing.





Kevin Federline gets temporary custody in LA courts

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By: Amanda Spence

britneyspears.jpgOn Monday, Britney Spears temporarily lost custody of her two sons, Sean Preston, 2 and Jayden James, 1 after a court battle with Kevin Federline, her ex-husband. Judicial sources reportedly quoted court documents that outlined, Federline "is to retain physical custody of the minor children on Wednesday October 3, 2007 at 12:00pm until further order of the court."

Spears, 25 and Federline, 29, finalized their divorce at the end of July, but were experiencing difficulties with the arrangements made for temporary shared custody of their sons with allegations floating around the Federline camp that Spears was an unfit mother. The singer and dancer who recently had a month-old contract cancelled with her management company following the hugely criticized public display at the MTV Music Video Awards show, has been making attempts to rebuild her career and salvage her image. All this in the lead up to her November album release; however, this new twist in her step puts a damper on her new strides.





Incarcerated Foxy Brown links up with Mavado

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movado_foxy.jpgHaving only been inconvenienced recently in Canada and not jacked up, stripped or mobbed, as is the popular opinion – 'Gangsta for Life,' Mavado was back in studio last week to record a track for incarcerated rapper, Foxy Brown's upcoming album, set to drop in November. It is official, that Mavado’s possessions were stolen by unscrupulous persons, reportedly connected to the Toronto hotel he stayed in. This incident was just another stumbling block and has effectively been overcome.

So "Feisty Foxy" and de 'Gangsta for Life,' have a tentative title for the new collaboration - "Fire." It was recorded at DASECA's studio with Koch Records' Bob Perry as producer. A report explained how Foxy planned this collaboration for some time now, shouting out Mavado on the intro and laying down her verses around 2 months ago.

"Foxy had been in dialogue with my manager for some time now talking about doing the track," said Mavado. "You know Foxy's a hothead so the combination with me and her was fire!"





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Beenie Man, Ninja Man, Tony Matterhorn and veteran selector David Rodigan are joining the lineup of top selectors from around the world to celebrate the 10th anniversary and final staging of World Clash New York – entitled, "Game Over." Founded by Irish and Chin Inc., the highly anticipated meeting of "toppa notch" selectors and sounds, will be held at Amazura in Queens, New York, on November 24, 2007. This event is set to mark the end of an era.

"We are extremely ecstatic about closing out World Clash in style, as these past ten years have been quite rewarding," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne, Irish and Chin, Inc. "Our dedicated fans deserve to experience the best in sound clash entertainment, while being a part of history."

World Clash New York revolutionized sound system (DJ) competitions and the sound clash arena as a whole. "Game Over" is expected to attract a diverse audience of clash lovers as well as those not particularly fond of sound clashes, with its champion features and driving dancehall rhythms.





Bold Sexy Chiney Tereza with Jamaican Flavor

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NAME: Tereza Buddasingh

DOB: December 29, 1982

WEIGHT: 114LBS

NATIONALITY: Chinese, Indian, Jamaican

LOCATION: Hollywood, FL

CAREER GOAL: To become an entrepreneur





elephantman.jpgCurrently being witch hunted by gay rights groups in Canada while on a tour that ends Friday October 5, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Elephant Man will brush all that off his shoulders to join some of the youngest folk in the US reggae music industry to call themselves veterans.

Adamari Studios, a production empire committed to the immediate and long-term reinvention of mainstream reggae, dancehall and hip hop will have the 'Energy God' and the lyrical genius of their own breakthrough artiste Richie Kupone as special guests at their night of jubilation. Recognized mainly as concert promoters, especially following the recordbreaking audience that attended their summer season Seabreeze Reggae Festival, Adamari is a bigger experience that will be celebrated at an official launch and appreciation gala on October 23. Queen Mary Grand Salon in Long Beach, California, is the venue where this rising musical empire will throw down their party.





DuaneStephenson_SEPT 30.jpgDuane 'Soul Roots' Stephenson is truly a fresh ray of light on the Jamaican reggae music scene. Formerly of To-Isis, Stephenson's solo career is now in the making and this lyrically fit and powerful performer has just released his debut album, "From August Town." Released on the VP label, the album features mostly new material with a few familiar tracks. "I would love for people to sit, watch and listen to good music without violence without hate. Music that fills you with love and hope," Stevenson remarked, in explaining his vision behind the album and its 'star' track, "Fairy Tale."

"Fairy Tale" is one of the best tracks on the album with meaningful lyrics and a strong rhythm. It is a soothing ode to the struggles of life and is aimed at inspiring the oppressed and disheartened. Reggae horns icon Dean Fraser is credited for forging this hit with his excellent composition and arrangements. Oral Napier directed the video for "Fairy Tale" that features Lamont Savary on acoustic guitar. The video was shot in Kingston and successfully mirrors the message that the song conveys.





 

Passa Passa

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macka-diamond-.jpgNot a dime for Money Oh artiste!
Bwoy mi feel it fi true, but how dem fi do that to the Teenage Choice female artiste of the year. Di odda day dem have big charity celebrity bidding up a UWI fi help out a school and bwoy it embarrassing fi true.

Daville, Tanya Stephens, Nikki Z and Christopher get nuff ratings inna di bidding ting, but would yuh believe it dat not even a dime dem couldn't spen pon Macka Diamond?

Yes man mi hear sey di feisty UWI students dem sey dem find it hard fi bid fi dem madda! What a piece a brightness...to how dem meck it sound it woulda come een like sey di artiste deh near menopause...hush yah Macka just gwaan duh yuh ting.

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MAVADO keeps his promise

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Mavado kept his promise to assist in ensuring all local schools are able to connect to the Internet by donating 2 computers each to Constant Spring All Age and Charlie Smith High School recently.

The DJ gave God thanks that he was in the position to help students in the country. "I gave to Constant Spring Junior High and Charlie Smith first, because I attended those schools myself, but we will be going to schools around the island. Our aim is to cover every school," Mavado quipped.

Marva Maylor, Business Basic Coordinator at Constant Spring All Age expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the donation. "We really appreciate this donation. I hope that other entertainers will follow and try and make a difference," was her encouraging remarks.





No Credit, Bad Credit, Aquiline Card is For You!

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By: Olimatta Taal

card.jpgImagine this situation, you need to rent a car but you don't have a credit card. What do you do? You have bad credit but you really want a credit card, could there be a solution? Aquiline Cards is the solution and is available for companies who have employees that can't get the standard credit card.

This is how it works. The Aquiline Card is a Visa or MasterCard that is set up through a pre-paid system that can be used anywhere that Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The card can be used as long as the value has not been depleted. Having access to a credit card of this sort will open up opportunities for more financial services and online purchases.





lisa-raye_&_missick.jpgSeems likes some exciting juicy days are ahead in the lives of the celebs. A gosisp website reported that Lisa Raye's husband, Turks and Caicos Premiere Michael Missick may be having an affair with Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.

According to a story in New York Daily News, Misick and Murphy who were this close at the opening of the Mediterranean Village at Sandals' Grande Antigua resort. Mrs. Misick did not attend.

Spies had a hard time getting any photographic evidence as the premier's bodyguard made sure there were no photos taken of the two. And he did a great job: neither WireImage, the event's official
photographer, nor Access Hollywood, who did a segment on the launch, mentioned either of them being there.





Rihanna kicked out of cousin’s wedding party!

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rihanna_2.jpgWow! Rihanna recently attended her cousin Nigel wedding in Barbados and reports coming out on the internet is that she was asked to leave the wedding early!

According to mediatakeout.com the trouble began almost as soon as Rihanna arrived. Reports from guests at the wedding claimed, "I was shocked when I saw what Rihanna was wearing. Every time she moved, her [breasts] looked like they were ready to come loose." The tipster added, "[The bride comes from] a very Christian family. [Rihanna] should have known better than to show up wearing such scandalous attire."

The story doesn't stop there. According to a number of eyewitnesses, Rihanna refused to eat the food offered to other guests. An insider explained that "She brought her own food and wouldn't touch anything else...Our food must not be good enough for a big star like her."





Passa Passa

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Romain_Virgo.jpgRomain Virgo hot
People people! Digicel Rising Star 2007 winner Romain Virgo is red hot. The little shy boy just have the women going crazy. Him can sing, and him not bad to look at either, plus there is something about his shy little self that is just driving women wild.

Can you imagine at the recently held Old Harbour Fish and Bammy Festival how the women galang baad.

Some of YardFlex friends tell us that they have never seen it that bad when it came to any of the other Rising Star winners.

"You shoulda see how dem galang over Romain. Mi mean big, big woman a bawl and grab afta him...bwoy it look like sey from now on Romain aguh need body guard pon stage."





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The doc3.jpgBeenie Man faces the music
Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis today turned himself in to the authorities to answer to the charge of tax evasion.

The DJ who had a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to show up in court on October 23 was remanded in custody for over one hour before being bailed for $1.5 million.

Beenie Man appeared before Senior Magistrate Owen Parkins in the company of his attorney, Garth McBean.

The DJ and his team will now have the task of unraveling the huge mountain of debt before they return to court in December.





musiciens_kitchener.jpgBut what is really happening in the world when a mistress has more ratings than a wife?

In Trinidad a High Court judge ruled on Friday, October 26 that the wife of the late calypsonian Aldwyn Roberts, aka Lord Kitchener, must hand over their Diego Martin home to the family of Roberts's mistress.

According to the report carried in the Trinidad Express Roberts's wife, Valerie Green, said she was hurt by the decision, and said her family and the country may now be justified in saying that Kitchener was not only the Grand Master of calypso and soca, but of dishonesty and deceit.

"These people don't know how Rainorama [Roberts's house at Diego Martin] came there. Is I have it so," Green said.

She defiantly declared that she will not move out of the house, even though Justice Lennox Deyalsingh said she had to move out by the December 31. Her attorneys plan to appeal the judge's decision.





By: J. Koni
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Oprah Winfrey
, made a vibrant apology to the parents of students at her school in South Africa recently. The school administration is clouded with a sex-abuse scandal, which has already resulted in the dismissal of one of its dormitory matrons.

Addressing the parents, a tearful Oprah said, "I have disappointed you. I'm sorry. I am sorry." The occasion was an emergency meeting at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Allegations began two weeks ago that a "dorm parent" had been accused of fondling a girl and physically and verbally abusing several others, including grabbing them about the neck, beating them and hurling them against a wall. Since these findings have been confirmed Oprah has reportedly taken full responsibility for the immoral occurrence.





Why do men allow skettels to hold them?

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By Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgI give up! I have been trying to figure out what makes men tick and I now have to admit that I am nowhere close to finding out.

Who knows maybe Madness who just loves to cuss me out can actually give me an hindsight into how the male species function.

Here is my big dilemma – I am trying to figure out what would make a man who is married to a decent, hardworking woman...ambitious, sexy as hell to boot and jeopardize all that for one that's loud, brawling, non ambitious and makes no apologies for it!

Added to that, the skettel makes no secret of the fact that one man can't satisfy her so if you want her, you just have to be prepared to share...and he willingly agrees!

Seriously I am not talking about having a one slap off the skettel and then moving on. I am talking about a big grown educated, responsible man acting like an idiot and the skettel twining him around her little
finger and bragging to her friends about how she has him weak.

On top of that the skettel get too bright and start to call the house, (which the clown fool fool enough to give her his home number) and then having attitude when wife or the legit woman of the house answers.





mcmillan_plummer.jpgOn Thursday November 15, 2007 an exclusive interview with Terry McMillan, one of the most celebrated African American writers of contemporary literature, will be posted to UNEQ Magazine.com.

Taking a pause from writing her seventh novel titled, "Getting To Happy," McMillan decided to speak out and bring closure to the vilification she has experienced by the public because of misinterpretations that surfaced during her divorce from ex-husband Jonathan Plummer. Details that have never been revealed about her relationship with the now infamous Jamaican gay man who deceptively lived a heterosexual lifestyle as her husband, will be disclosed in what has been described as a no holds barred interview.

McMillan, whose work is characterized by dominant female protagonists has written only brilliantly penned literary works from her first novel "Mama," to those that received more international attention like, "Waiting To Exhale," "Disappearing Act" and the famed "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," that actually somewhat portrays her early life with Plummer.

UNEQ Magazine reports the interview is shocking, with McMillan opening up on issues like mass amounts of money Jonathan stole from her private bank account and a discovery she stumbled upon that was so disturbing it would make any parent completely lose their mind. McMillan issued the following statement as her reasons for speaking out:





The Alliance is as strong as ever

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By: Joseph Cunningham

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The Alliance
is experiencing resurgence after the bitter split between the core of the unit and Vybz Kartel and Idonia.

However, the greatest buzz in the streets concerns the crews' new Medley, titled, "Keeping it Gangster". The medley features Bounty Killer, Mavado, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall and Bling Dawg.

Yardflex
caught hold of Bling Dawg for a few minutes, and inquired of a few things. It was obvious that he was very quiet during the animosities surrounding Idonia and Vybz Kartel's departure.

"The truth is that people will act as they please at times. To each his own. However, The Alliance is as strong as ever and is moving to even higher heights," Bling asserted.





Percy Sledge's love for Jamaica is warm and tender

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Percy_Sledge.jpgPercy Sledge, the legendary soulful singer who has thrilled legions of fans for 41 years performed in Jamaica at the legend billed Classics in Reggae concert on October 28 and disclosed his strong feelings for the island saying his heart is 'nit' with "the land we love."

Percy told Yardflex during a very casual interview, "These days it's not so much about making hits. I have achieved so much over the years that now I am really focused on enjoying life." He said he likes watching baseball, plays golf and has good times with his twelve children.

However, Percy has made his fourth journey to the island because its people have showed him much love throughout his career. He revealed that he first came across Jamaicans when performing in England in 1966. In that year the mega-hit "When A Man Loves A Woman" was released. "I performed in England while on a tour and the Jamaicans in the crowd were so supportive. I fed off their energy for the entire set," he said.





Without the right man no kids for Ciara

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By: Jahni
Photography: Marcus Thompson

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Still without the right man and looking fine, Ciara took time to unwind at her 22nd birthday party, hosted by Ayana Frazer. A star studded audience turned out at Club Runway for the New York leg of what is actually a five city birthday tour, with other regions to follow being: Miami, D.C., Bahamas and her hometown of Atlanta.

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Ciara walked the red carpet greeting her fans and the press in an elegant 24k gold dress by Jessica Cavalli. Excited about her upcoming movie debut in the film titled, "Mamma Wanna Sing," where she stars alongside, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Billy Zane and P. Diddys' baby momma, Kim Porter, Ciara said, "I loved working on the movie."

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But when pressed about the other loves in her life and the men she is rumored to be dating Ciara was more reserved. "I want a man who will treat me right, I admire a man who has a lot of confidence," she explained, while also hinting of distant plans to become a mother. "I would love five children! But without the right man there will be no kids," she stated adamantly.





T.I. placed under house arrest despite objections

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T.jpgFreed from jail but still confined by a house arrest order, rapper T.I. left a US federal court on Friday after posting a US$3million bond, AP reported. T.I. whose real name is Clifford Harris is facing weapons charges.

Conditions placed on his release include remaining at home except for court or medical reasons. According to AP, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Alan Baverman went along with the bond, that was somewhat opposed by government, on the condition that these restrictions are adhered to by T. I. Other limits to T.I.'s freedom were imposed. His passport was seized, he was ordered to refrain from owning guns and to stay clear of witnesses and informants in the case. Only his girlfriend and children have been approved to be with him. All other visitors will have to be court approved.

Arrested on October 13 for allegedly buying unregistered guns and silencers, Harris, 27, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 fine for each charge. Judge Baverman reportedly warned the rapper against taking the conditions imposed lightly. Breaking any of them would have serious repercussions that could include receiving a larger sentence in the long run.

Next date for T.I. to "check in" with the court system is November 5.





New Mikey born…dad falls seriously ill

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Mikey_Dread.jpgDread At The Controls, Inc. (DATC) sent a disturbing heads up to reggae lovers concerning Mikey Dread, the internationally renown "Dread at the Control" reggae legend. Although laden with heaviness the announcement opened with the joyful news of birth.

Congratulations are in order to Monika and Mikey Dread at the birth of their healthy son on October 12, 2007. DATC camp reports that the newborn has already been delegated future controller of DATC.

DATC also speaks of Mikey Dread's current health condition, that sees him standing in faith with doctors at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina, where he is undergoing chemotherapy for a diagnosed Brain Tumor.

"Mikey is working towards recovery and does not give up his faith in God," DATC reported.

According to Mikey Dread, "Dread at the Control’s reggae music and dub music continues to Break down the Walls, internationally"





Kareem counteracts negative forces with love

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Kareem picture.jpgMavado and other entertainers who glorify gangster lifestyles are those who Kareem vows to counteract!

He is a Gospel singer who believes that "word power" should not be discredited, and so he says the messages being delivered by "gangster artistes" have been unleashing the wrong spirit on the Jamaican society.

"I want to be an agent of change through my music, promoting love, peace and joy," he said.

Kareem is convinced that music which educates is the way to go, revealing that as a younger man he admired the gangster image as well. The 21 year-old said his involvement in the music world began from as early as age 8, when he would deliver solo performances in church, and at that same age his older brother exposed him to drumming.

August Town, the Jamaican community where Kareem lives is plagued by sporadic outbursts of violence and it is no surprise that his opinion about "message" is as it is! He says he has seeing his community torn apart by poverty and its most infamous side effect, violence.

Out of a desire to see his community and the wider society become a better place, he recorded "I will Give You Love Tonight." "That song was an effort to comfort the poor and needy through my music,' he confirmed.





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Sizzla gets involved with Trinidad’s politics

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sizzla-kalonji.jpgReggae star Sizzla Kalonji is being more vocal about Trinidad's politics than he was about the election in his own country.

In an article printed in the Trinidad and Tobago Express Sizzla says he fully endorses the move by the incumbent People's National Movement (P.N.M) to unite the nation's youth at the Beyond Youth Rally at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, this weekend.

The artiste claimed to have no qualms about making that endorsement since it is in the best interest of the people.

Well he may have no qualms, but a quick scan at the comments at the bottom of the story showed the natives resentment to Sizzla's support.

According to one comment, "Please can we keep Jamaican musicians out of Trini politics. Next thing election time will be murder time."

Another Trini was more vocal in his criticisms, "Well, well, we really reach! The electoral process is being taken for a 'pappy-show.' Now foreign artists are being imported to "Endorse." What the hell Sizzla have to do with Trinidad and our politics? First of all he is Jamaican, let him endorse over there and besides with the quality of life in Jamaica I am pretty sure that with the amount of money he got from the P.N.M he would endorse anything. Well boy, U.N.C have
RITCHIE SPICE and P.N.M have SIZZLA this is a real "party election" huh? Who needs to discuss real issues when we could be wining and putting our lighters in the air, huh? Ridiculous, I am ashamed."





By: Elizabeth Smith

classics_in_paradise_flyer.jpg"Grown ups and big people say they want early evenings on the town so our production team prides itself in prompt timely concerts," Jeff Sarge told Yardflex recently. As one-third of a partnership that steers South Florida's Master P's Events Inc., Sarge spoke of his company's unique attribute and philosophy that caters to the "Golden" crowd.

With more than 25 years of individual experience in bringing Caribbean and Afro-Centric rhythms and culture to the masses, Sarge and his partners recognized a niche market that was being largely left out; those concert-goers aligning mainly with "the oldies." He said big reggae shows with stellar iconic acts would roll into major cities, begin at midnight – if patrons were lucky – and end in the wee hours before sunrise. This situation forced many of the older crowd to miss out on enjoying amazing performances form reggaes formative leaders.

Luminary artistes like Pat Kelly, Percy Sledge, Ken Booth and many more will now have the chance to truly please their life long fans. "We have worked a great deal in the past with many of the long time musical heavyweights, and our early in - early out strategy is getting rave reviews from the mature crowd," Sarge explained. He said many people comment in amazement at the promptness of his productions while welcoming the change.





By: Joseph Cunningham

Luciano.jpgLuciano, "The Messenger" continues to communicate principles of peace, love, human rights and justice, this time, on the continent of Africa.

Luciano will share a stage with the likes of American platinum-selling crooner, John Legend, and fellow Reggae super-stars, Bounty Killer and Mikey General.

Speaking with Yardflex, a few hours before his flight to that continent, he said, a festival is being staged by the Ghanaian Government as an ongoing effort to raise funds in support of the country's guinea worm victims.

"Promoters of the show have selected a few stars from different genres who produce music which represent the voice of the poor," the messenger revealed. The show will take place at the Independence Square in that country, on Saturday, October 27.





By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

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01 2 12 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records(1wk@#1) U-1
02 1 16 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions(1wk@#1) D-1
03 4 11 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon U-1
04 3 14 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1)D-1
05 6 8 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
06 7 11 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
07 5 12 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment(pp#5) D-2
08 9 6 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
09 10 7 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-1
10 8 11 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon(pp#6) D-2
11 12 5 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-1
12 15 4 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-3
13 11 17 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-2
14 16 4 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-2
15 13 26 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-2
16 17 5 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
17 19 2 Everybody Dance-RDX -Apt 19 U-2
18 18 23 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) NM
19 20 2 Pick It Up & Drop It - Sean Paul-Birchill Records U-1
20 14 23 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-6





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Beenie_&-Barbee.jpgBeenie Man thriving amidst controversy
One thing we can say about Beenie Man he sure can roll with the punches. All hell seem to be breaking loose in his life on a personal level what with the tax charges, his breakup with his wife and the rumoured link with Barbee – the DJ is still forging ahead career wise.

Even while his presence was needed in court Beenie was in New York with Barbee putting the finishing touch on their 'Paddy Cake' video.

Currently he holds the number one position on Richie B's Jamaica Countdown Charts with sexy singer Barbee with their combination single 'Give It Up'.

For real it takes a really good entertainer to maintain a strong fan base in the midst of so much negativity.

Barbee also seem to be weathering the storm where their rumoured relationship is concerned as recently in New York she performed to rave response from the audience.





By: Elizabeth Smith

Mikey_General.jpg"Without confidence you're always ill-treated and never respected," Mikey General says and his 9th album, "Confidence in Self," sends this message in its title track.

Yardflex interrupted Mikey General yesterday as he was preparing to head out once again to the Motherland. Ghana is his destination this time and he will be featured at a special concert to be held there on October 27th that also has John Legend, Bounty Killa and Luciano on the bill.

Having just returned from Ethiopia and taking part in the Millennium celebrations there, Mikey General spoke passionately about this "special time" in world history, and how it correlates to his latest release. "You better have confidence in self or your choice will be defeated...I wanted to send a message to the world, because it is a special time for African people. We have entered the Ethiopian Millennium as well as the 77th anniversary of His Imperial Majesty's crowning. At such an important milestone we must reflect on how to achieve our goals despite being held back...and that can only be done with confidence in self first," he explained.

Obviously possessing oodles of confidence himself the General, who made a notable transformation of sorts some 15 years ago, explained how his crossing of paths with Luciano resulted in the blossoming of his own career. Having been boosted as one of UK's top dancehall toasters and dubplate masters, with number one hits like “Kuffen Dem” and "My Commanding Wife," Mikey General yearned for a change that would enhance his spiritual leanings. "To tell you the truth, coming back to Jamaica revived my career. Meeting up with Luciano at a time when he was just starting out and the influences of his strong faith and jovial spirit helped me to go deeper," he stated.





By: Elizabeth Smith

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Hedonism III was a buzz with excitement recently with one of the hottest shows on the North Coast of Jamaica gracing its poolside stage. Entertainment Director, Nichel Lindsay said, "There's always a competition going on here and we are consistent with inviting top judges."

On this early October evening there were slightly dressed, chiseled men pouring out of the backstage woodwork, flaunting their well packed stuff for not only a room full of patrons, but also for 5 judges - there to decide who would walk away with US$500.00 plus 4 nights complementary stay at the super all-inclusive Hedonism III and the 2007 title of Mr. Caribbean International.





Rihanna and Chris Brown in love!

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chris_rihanna.jpgThe secret is out! R&B singer Chris Brown has not been officially linked with a girlfriend...well (roll the drum please) it seems he and Caribbean queen Rihanna are now a hot item.

According news surfacing on the internet a source close to Rihanna camp the two have been secretly dating for months now. But a few days ago they came out in public for the first time.

The insider revealed that, "Rihanna was performing at the House Of Blues [in Los Angeles] and Chris Brown came out to see her. He sat in the audience while she performed and the two left together and went back to his [place] - which is off Sunset Blvd and Doheny."





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Passa Passa

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ky-enie&buju.jpgA wha a gwaan between Buju and Ky-enie
A wha dis mi a hear bout some passa passa between the Gargamel, Buju Banton and Kye-enie. Mi hear sey Ky-enie did a have one affair with a woman who is involved with a prominent member of Buju's camp.

But yuh done know sey whatever do inna secret mus' come to light and a suh it buss out sey him a trespass pon people territory. Mi dear from him affair come to light Buju nuh waan appear pon no more show wid him.

Suh now mi know why anytime Buju deh pon a show yuh nuh hear peep fire bout Kye-enie all when the show dem a feature di Big Yard family (Shaggy, Rayvon, Schreechie and Red Foxx) that Buju has performed on!

Bwoy all mi can sey is yuh si whey punash cause...artiste careful who fah milk yuh go crawl inna...cause it caan worth yuh career!





Getting pregnant won’t keep the man

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By Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgDamn if I do and damn if I don't. People, people, please read the article carefully before you start to put words into my mouth! I am amazed at some of the comments and I have to wonder...did I imply that!

Sorry if I am stepping on a few toes in this article but I am tired of women getting pregnant in an effort to lure the man from his upfront woman.

The lengths some women will go to in competing to keep what's not hers. Every time the man's ligit woman get pregnant, the matey pregnant too! Give me a break here, what's the catch anyway. Yeah we done know the man wutless aready, but does that mean you have to be
a breeding box just to keep a hol' on him?

It's sad and sickening to see these women without pride doing everything to hang on to a man that’s not even theirs.





Kings and Queens of the dancehall

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magnumTonicWine.jpgWith the promise of a million dollars worth of cash prizes the Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall competition is sure to be a great watch. The aim of the show is to uncover the best female and male dancehall artists Jamaica has to offer. On the 3rd of November recruitment will begin in Sav-La-Mar, and will then move on to Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Portmore, and finally Kingston.

Asylum Nightclub was the site of the launch recently. Zinc lined walls covered in dancehall paraphernalia, the magnum girls strutting around in the latest dancehall fashions and jerk pans cooking up a storm made this event feel like a regular street session!





Passa Passa

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Beenie Man's troubles keep coming like a flood at him. A warrant was issued yesterday for the DJ after he failed to show up in court to answer to charges of tax evasion.

According to the news Beenie Man owes J$47 million in taxes! Wow! Poor Beenie, when you salt, you salt bad.

Everyone on the street now wondering what kind a crosses this a follow dem king.

"Beenie Man need fi get a good bathe star, one man caan salt suh," one ardent fan was heard commenting on the DJ's woes.





Menace the Messiah.... A musical Saviour cometh!!

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By: Joseph Cunningham

MENACE.jpgIt is his most earnest desire to see the world unite, and for love and peace to be the "watch-word and song".

"Menace the Messiah" is not a menace to the society, but instead, he is a menace to all which seems contrary to the spirit of goodness. He says, "I hold a very strong stance against all the war and strife that is destroying the world at this time," and his position reflects during his performances.

Menace, whose real name is Christopher Jennis, is a very strong, conscious, energetic and powerful performer with a positive, humble countenance, and he is rapidly growing in the hearts of reggae lovers.

Born in Portmore, St. Catherine, hometown to some of Reggae's most revered stars, namely Mad Cobra and Vybz Kartel, Menace is the second of two sons for his mother Ardell Sommers and fifth of seven for father Lesford Jennis. He was not born to wealthy parents, and lacked organized fun, so a familiar pattern developed in his life at a tender age; that is, he found happiness in listening and creating music.





By: J. Koni

edit_Jimmy_Cliff_harder-they-come.jpgJimmy Cliff's, "The Harder They Come" is number three on the all-time greatest soundtrack listing!! The study was conducted by editors of Vanity Fair magazine.

The song, recorded by the Jamaican Reggae icon, shares "elite space" with Prince's "Purple Rain" which topped the list.

Next month the full list will be revealed in a one-time Conde Nast magazine, "Movies Rock," for subscribers of its 14 titles.

"Purple Rain" topped the chart even though it was described as "perhaps the best badly acted film ever," editors at Vanity Fair said.





Shaggy bigging up YardFlex.com

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By Afrika Queen

edit_Beenie_Man.jpgNeither the muddy field nor rain falling down on Beenie Man's band could prevent the doctor from giving a great performance on October 20 in Costa Rica.

Surprisingly his fans are still wondering what the heck is going on between himself and D'Angel because when he drew for 'Reverse The Thing' he bigged up his estranged wife on stage.

Hmm, after all that she did to him, one would think the last thing he would want to do is send kudos to her!

Anyway, Beenie doesn't deserve any bad names cause he really mash up the stage. He even took time out to big up God as always.

After delivering a first class performance The Doctor headed for the after party, which was another drama in itself. Beenie Man put on some mad dancing on the dance floor, proving to his fans that he's really the King of the Dancehall. He enjoyed friendly rivalry with the Jamaican dancehall queen who really had the crowd going. She showed that it was her wicked moves that ruled the dance floor that night.





Keeping the Tosh flames alight

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By: Elizabeth Smith

edit_peter_tosh.jpg"The inspiration is not just because of Peter Tosh, but because of how we around here [in Jamaica and the reggae world] treat our icons - we have allowed the system to kill them," says Worrell King, originator and producer of the annual Tribute to Peter Tosh.

Last Friday, the second part of that tribute blew up Independence Park in Savanna-La-Mar, causing a joyful stir, especially with the children in attendance. Many young people joined the huge crowd to honor Jamaica’s cultural and the world’s literary hero, Peter Tosh, who was violently and prematurely taken from us.

Now a free show, with stellar artistes giving their support at no cost, the concert was a follow-up to "Tribute to Peter Tosh Part I," that took the form of a symposium. Held at the University of the West Indies on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, the symposium was designed to foster a closer in depth look at Tosh and his works.





Papa San Getting Ready for Higher Heights

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By: Olimatta Taal

edit_PAPA_SAN.jpgIn a time where the message in music is sometimes overshadowed by sex, violence, and money, there remain a number of artists whose main mission is to "edutain" and motivate through song like Jamaica's beloved Papa San. Riding on the success of over 30 number one singles and over 15 albums, one would wonder why the transition from secular reggae music to gospel reggae?

"I was depressed, frustrated, and confused. After the Benz, the house, the money, and the fame, I still had no peace. That's why we find artist going into drugs because they are trying to fill a void," expresses Papa San as he passionately recounts his life's transition. He continues to talk about the pain he experienced from watching 40 friends and two brothers die from gun violence.

Discussing turbulent times in his life he explains, "I was almost killed and imprisoned. I looked for protection in the gun but there was no protection. Looked for comfort in fame but I still didn't find it. I had to start over and search and then the Lord began to reach out to my heart".





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edit_Whitney-Houston.jpgWhitney on top again
Whitney Houston shocked the audience of a fashion show in London when she gracefully took the stage in a white Valentino gown to introduce the final catwalk show of the night.

According to EURweb the 44-year-old singer arrived at Royal Albert Hall with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, looking vibrant and healthy following months of treatment for a drug addiction.

Arriving on the red carpet, she said: "I know it's been said before but I want to say it again - thank you for your support and, yes, I will always love you."

Houston was a big hit as she had everyone in the audience amazed...and cheering and that included stars such as Kate Moss, Lilly allen and Naomi Campbell.

Eat your heart out Bobby Brown!





Who will ride D'Angel riddim? - Passa Passa

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d'angel_smiling.jpgWho will voice on D'Angel's new riddim?
D'Angel have a new riddim and it's wicked! It's called the Boo riddim and it hot it hot it hot. Ever since her disastrous performance at the Divas in concert held at Fayors over the weekend the people dem a talk bout di riddim.

Dem all did a wonda why har parring partner Macka Diamond never do har combination song whey she have wid D'Angel...it look Sticky fi true.

D'Angel my girl, just cool out fi a while and lef di dancehall scene, yuh nuh si sey di people dem nuh waan si yuh pon di stage. Wuss lacka how yuh mash up di Doctor.





Exco Levi... Dominating Canadian Reggae Scene

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By : Joseph Cunningham

Exco Levi.jpgBeing awarded the "Most Promising New Artist" and "Best New Artist" at the annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards (CRMA) is a notable accomplishment for Exco Levi and his hit song, "O CANADA".

Also known as Wayne Ford Levy, he was born in Jamaica, the son of popular reggae artist Michael Levy a.k.a. Professor Wayne. Exco grew up in church, and sang on the youth choir, where he developed his passion for music. In addition to his vocal training, he learned to play the keyboard and gained a greater understanding of harmony and composition. As a teenager, he started to embrace the music of Garnett Silk, Sizzla, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and he built his career around those icons.

"Receiving the award for the "Most Promising New artist", at the CRMAs is a great feeling of accomplishment,” he told Yardflex. The winning song "O Canada" is a tribute to his home away from home.

As his love for music grows and strengthens, he continues to work harder to expose his musical versatility. The success of "O Canada" has encouraged Exco, so do the many accolades that have come his way since he first launched into music, only in February of this year. "O Canada" is currently receiving airplay on Flow 93.5, CKLN 88.1 and CHR Y 105.5 and most other major radio stations across Canada.
In addition, he was also nominated for "Song Writer of the Year."

Exco performs solo with a Toronto based band- "The Black Eskimos" in which he sings and plays the keyboard.





Dreadlocked singer worships Jesus

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Ziggy_Soul_ALBUM_COVER[1].JPGZiggy Soul sports dreadlocks, the main symbol of Rastafarianism, but he is a devoted Christian. What does he mean by devoted? He does not worship the Rastafarian god, but praises Jesus.

His behavioural pattern was recognized by the Jamaican society as very strange, and this resulted in various unpleasant experiences . It is arguable that Jamaica is one of the most vibrant Rastafarian communities in the world, and so when Ziggy Soul sought to settle in a Christian place of worship, he was met with fierce resistance.

"During the period when I was seeking a place of worship, there were occasions when I was attacked physically, because of my locks. Some people told me they did not want me in their church," he said.

While he acknowledged that a deadlocked person claiming to be a Christian would not have been readily accepted by Jamaicans, he was and is still adamant that the way he looks does not determine who he is.

All these negatives were ongoing while Ziggy was walking the walk and talking the Christian talk. He had established a non-profit organization in Trench Town, which served the academic and social needs of the community. "I was giving of my time as a form of worship." Undoubtedly the neglect he had been receiving from some church organizations had insulted his sincerity.





By: Joseph Cunningham

Guidance.jpg"Many people get distracted by bright lights and life in the fast lane, but it is what you own that really counts." Those words could only have come from someone who is willing and equipped to give proper guidance and Guidance, the reggae singer fits the criteria.

"Love What You Got" was Guidance's 2006 hit that introduced him to mainstream reggae. The song was a feature on every reggae chart.

Well, if you thought the title of that song was derived at merely out of prudence, you are mistaken. Guidance spoke to Yardflex a few minutes before his rehearsal session for Curefest. He revealed, "The truth is that I have been a victim of the hype. I had a business and other assets which I lost because of a reckless approach to life." He then experienced challenging times that caused him to appreciate the principles of sobriety. That was how I got the concept for the song, he said.





South African Reggae Star Lucky Dube shot and killed

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Lucky_Dube.jpgSouth African Reggae singer Lucky Dube was shot and killed in a carjacking attempt on Thursday night in that country.

Apparently he tried to drive away and crashed into a car and a tree, this according to police news and reports coming out of South Africa.

43 year old Dube was shot in front of his son whom he was dropping off in Johannesburg's southern Rosenttenville suburb, according to media reports posted on the internet.

Lucky Dube who many say sounds uncannily like Peter Tosh, recorded 20 albums in his career of over two decades. He was the best selling reggae singer in his country and racked up many local and international awards. In the 1980s the singer switched to reggae style of singing – as he joined the protest against South Africa's racist government.





Munga Honourable takes full controll of the # 1 Spot

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES


Munga_Honorable2.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 2 15 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions(1wk@#1) U-1
02 3 11 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records U-1
03 1 13 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1)D-2
04 4 10 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon NM
05 5 11 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment NM
06 7 7 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
07 8 10 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
08 6 10 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon(pp#6) D-2
09 10 5 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
10 13 6 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-3
11 9 16 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-2
12 14 4 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-2
13 12 25 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-1
14 11 22 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-3
15 16 3 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-1
16 19 3 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-3
17 18 4 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
18 15 22 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-3
19 - New Everybody Dance-RDX -Apt 19
20 - New Pick It Up & Drop It - Sean Paul-Birchill Records





Signs your man's cheating

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Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgYes, I know you guys gonna cuss me out, but guess what I am looking out for my homegirls. It's time to help them see clearly, you're all not the slick players you think yourselves to be. Homegirls look out for those players!

Women, don't be caught off guard! No matter how slick men think they are, there are some dead giveaways that they are sampling the goods elsewhere. However, I have to caution – make sure you are not acting upon your paranoia and mistrust of your man. Some women need to work on their self-esteem as no matter how the man reassures, they are still convinced he is cheating, even when he is not.

This article is intended for men who think they can get away with playing around; using sweet lies to keep their partners in the dark. Still, no matter how great of an actor they are, there is no getting away from these infallible proofs. So if you don't want to be left in the dark, start paying close attention. Hopefully (if you are lucky) you will never have to see any of these dead giveaways, but if your man's roving eye is wandering then catch that cheating sucker now!





Yardflex Passa Passa

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By: Chat Dem

Yow mi people!!! A di big bad Chat Dem inna di place, an by now unu should know!!! Ok! Hmm

Mek mi get straight inna di Judgement. A wha duh some fish!! The rising star an him dread bwoy inna showa a bathe!!!! An dem all ave anada man a video it. How dem suh brazen? A suh di fish dem always gwaan till yaadman ready fi scale dem!!!

kyino_cunningham.jpgKyino caught bare naked!!!!!!!!!!

It's all over the place! Tongues are wagging and everywhere people are talking about the video that has been making the rounds on the internet mainly via emails.

Yardflex got their hands on the video and all we can say is Kyino has gotten himself into a real tight fix. Everywhere you go on the street his name is ringing on everyone's lips. "Kyino Cunningham, him really a fish? Bwoy mi lose offa him," one woman was heard bewailing the fate of the man she claimed she had sent a lot of text to keep alive in the just completed Digicel Rising Star competition.

If the shocked responses of people on the streets are anything to go by then this Rising star hopeful could be in for a hard time from fans.

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Kimala_Bennett2+.jpgMajor accomplishments for the 24 year-old, Kimala Bennett, has already placed her among the most recognized music directors in the Reggae industry; an arena dominated by men. She brings freshness to your screens, a freshness brought about by her creativity. Recent videos such as Cherine Anderson's "Good Love" and her collaboration with Chuck Fenda, "Coming over tonight" are videos directed by Bennett.

The daughter to internationally renown music producer Mikey Bennett, Kimala has worked alongside famed video directors and was sent to the Czech Republic to do a documentary on the famed Hype Williams, while he directed Kanye West's "Diamonds are Forever" video.

Working on a documentary about Baby Cham at the request of Atlantic Records; and the making of his MTV2 featured video, "Ghetto Story," that was done with Alicia Keys, were also big achievements.





By : Joseph Cunningham

The final night of Curefest, dubbed, the 'Longing For' concert, proved to be one that did justice to its build up, as a celebration of the rebirth of one of Reggae's favourite sons, Jah Cure. As opposed to the previous night and second event titled, 45 Cure's, the crowd was huge and festive spirit extremely high.

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The moment Yardflex arrived at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose stadium, close to mid-night last Sunday, October 14, an energy was felt that is not customary so early during a Reggae show.

It was a night that defied all negative customs at high profile events in Jamaica; "word throwing and it's associates," but stayed true to that of electrifying performances. Jigsy King's run in with the police, who met and walked off with him following his spicy lyrical showdown was a slight dent in the smooth vibes.

From the early stages when MCs Jigsy of Danger Zone and Nuffy engaged the crowd with lyrics, gimmicks and antics, all present could have foretold that it would have been a night with a difference. Early performances from Jimmy Riley, I-Octane, Jah-Mel, Little Joe, Nitty Kutchie, Captain Barkey and Wickerman along with many others scored big with the patrons. Band changes were done swiftly, and so patrons never got restless.





Radio Disc Jockeys rule at 45 Cure

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By: Joseph Cunningham

nikkiZ_nuffy.jpgReggae music selectors, who apply their skills mainly within the studios of radio stations, were in their element at 45 Cure, the second of three events that constitute Curefest.

It featured friendly rivalries between the most popular sound system selectors and radio disc jockeys in Jamaica.

The Yardflex team arrived at the venue shortly after mid-night, and was greeted by the sounds of Kentucky, the system that kept the vibes going until the more recognizable turntables appeared. Kentucky did a good job of keeping the then small gathering involved. Minutes before 1:00 AM evidence of the rains that had been lashing the island days before, left the impression that patrons were probably guessing whether or not the frontal troth had left the island.

MC Nuffy ascended the stage close to 1:15AM, and like a magnetic force, patrons began streaming in shortly after he began his antics, causing one early bird to ask, "A Nuffy dem did a wait pon?"





CONDOM.jpgAustralian pharmaceutical company Starpharma and SSL International, which owns the Durex condom brand, have signed an agreement to develop condoms coated with Starpharma's microbicide VivaGel, the drug maker announced on Tuesday, the AAP/Age reports.

In July, at the International AIDS Society conference in Sydney, the vaginal microbicide, VivaGel, was reported as preventing HIV and genital herpes in animal and human studies.

Designed to prevent STIs by stopping viruses from entering cells and thus avoiding infection, VivaGel's active ingredient is dendrimer, a molecule that binds itself to the viruses preventing them from infectng healthy cells. Early results from research also places VivaGel as a potent contraceptive.





Caribbean Dubpoets given a platform on BET J's

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BET_ J_LOGO.jpgLast Saturday at 11am and 11pm, the first show for the series, Word Sound Power was viewed worldwide by millions on BET J. For the first time, dub-poets were given a platform on a commercial network to showcase Caribbean poetry for the world to experience.

Word Sound Power is an artistic force uniting the African oral tradition of rhythmic dub poetry and the literary art form of spoken word to form the voice of a new poetic generation.

Hosted weekly by M-1 of legendary Hip-Hop Duo Dead Prez, it features some of the best dub poets like Ansley Burrows, Cherry Natural, Yasas Afari, Suhir Hammad, LSX, Roger Bonair Agaird, Kamika and others.

The first three shows of the series were recorded at Boone Hall in Stony Hill. The cast will return to Jamaica to finish recording the rest of the show, utilizing the beauty, wonderful themes, and perfect location.





By: Elizabeth Smith

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Spruced up and re-vamped, Trelawny sits pretty today with its new stadium and developing highway. In like form, Jah Cure has experienced the beginning of what can be termed his re-birth; copped with his freedom, sell out sound and most importantly oodles of adoring fans.

Dressed in full white, avid fans came out to ram the Starfish Trelawny Beach Hotel, on Jamaica's North Coast for day 1 of the long awaited "Curefest" – a rhythmic celebration of liberty. The soon to become annual reggae music fest had the hotel hopping on Friday, October 12, as they delivered top line services, delectable dishes and fine beverages to a room full of revelers who could be closely likened to floating clouds, with their white garments and genuinely ecstatic demeanor.

Purity that white denotes permeated the atmosphere, leaving joy, peace and love as foundation for one of the most enjoyable and meaningful evenings ever. Between champagne toasts, hugs, laughter, dancing and genuine good cheer - came solid entertainment organized by "Curefest's" production team of Danger Promotions, Iyah Cure Promotions and Brass Gate Promotions.





Yard News Brief

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christopher-martin.jpgChristopher Martin needs to cool it.
At the 17th Annual Merritone Family Reunion held at Hedonism III in Runaway Bay, St. Ann. Christopher Martin had some folks crawling up the wall in frustration at his Saturday's performance.

One lady who attended the event to have a good time came back ranting and raving to this Yardflex reporter about Christopher Martin’s antics, "He was just full of himself. Every song he did he had to inject his name as if he is all that."

He overstayed his welcome and the poor band members seemed very frustrated.

Someone needs to tell this gentleman that he should remember where he is coming from and regain his humility and that winsome personality...or was it all an act to win the coveted first spot in the Digicel Rising Star Competition?

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Happy Heroes Day - Oct 15, 2007

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Jamaica celebrates yet another Heroes Day and in honour Yardflex pay tribute to the many who have laid the foundation that we can now enjoy true freedom. To the many unsung heroes whose work will not make it in the history books, to those who are still working behind the scenes making a difference in their own way.

Yardflex now take a brief look at our seven national heroes...they may be gone, but their work will be ringing out in the ages to come.

Garvey1.jpgMarcus Garvey
Marcus Mosiah Garvey stands out in history as one who was greatly committed to the concept of the Emancipation of minds. He sought the unification of all Blacks through the establishment of the United Negro Improvement Association and spoke out against economic exploitation and cultural denigration.

Jamaica's first national hero was born in Saint Ann's Bay on August17, 1887. In his youth Garvey migrated to Kingston where he worked as a printer and later published a small paper "The Watchman".
During his career Marcus Garvey traveled extensively throughout many countries observing the poor working and living conditions of black people.

In 1914 he started the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica. The UNIA, which grew into an international organisation, encouraged self government for black people worldwide; self-help economic projects; protest against racial discrimination and cultural activities.

In 1916, Garvey went to the USA where he preached his doctrine of freedom to the oppressed blacks throughout the country. He spent many years in the United States pursuing his goal of Black Unification. However, USA officials disapproved of his activities and he was imprisoned, then deported.

Back in Jamaica in 1927, he continued his political activity forming the People's Political Party in 1929. He was unsuccessful in national elections. The world of the thirties was not ready for Marcus Garvey’s progressive ideas. He left Jamaica again, this time for England where he died in 1940. His body was brought back to Jamaica in 1964 and buried in the National Heroes Park in Kingston.





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The doc3.jpgBeenie Man in a tight spot
Bad luck must worse than obeah where Beenie Man is concerned. The man who everyone dubs the Doctor must now find the remedy for his latest dilemma.

Come October 23 he will be appearing before the Sutten Street Tax Court where he will have to answer the claim submitted by the Revenue Department.

According to a source the DJ owes as much as
$30 million in back taxes!

Beenie Man who appeared before the presiding Magistrate claimed ignorance to the fact that he owed so much money.

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foxybrown3.jpgWhat's wrong with Foxy Brown!
Foxy Brown who is currently serving time at Rikers Island prison missed a court hearing in Brooklyn because she refused to get on the bus. Not once but all of three times!

The reasons – her hair and make-up weren't done, she was hungry and the final time she just plain refused!

Just what in blazes is going on here? Who is really in charge...when do prisoners get a choice in these matters? Well it seems that Foxy is allowed Diva like behaviour as far as those warders are concerned.

The judge has since set a new hearing date for October 16 and if Little Miss Tantrum Thrower doesn't get on the bus this time an order will be issued forcing her to.

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T.I. Set Up

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By Olimatta Taal

T.jpgFree T.I.!!! were the words expressed by a number of artist and host at the BET's 2nd Annual Hip-Hop awards on Saturday, October 13th, as it was evident that he was not there to pick up his award nor perform.

The whole evening there were speculations about why T.I. had been arrested. According to sources, T.I. was arrested at Walgreens by federal agents on charges stemming from an alleged firearms purchase.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives arrived at T.I.'s College Park residence in Atlanta with a federal search warrant. These agents were seen carrying boxes of evidence but it's not clear whether weapons were in the box that T.I. purchased.

T.I. claims his innocence and that the charges against him are false. Rumors have been circulating that T.I.'s body guard set him up and cut a deal with the feds. According to T.I.'s friend, money was given to the bodyguard as an advance pay.

The rapper claims that he will not take responsibility for anything that the bodyguard bought with the money, including gun's, drugs, or formula for this children.





No more faking it!

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By: Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgAdmit it women, many of you don't enjoy sex with your mates as you would like and you are just enduring it because you don't have the nerve to tell him he does absolutely nothing for you! But how long can you stay in that relationship looking into the ceiling every time he climbs atop you? Trust me, that am not a healthy way to live, and it certainly offers you little pleasure.

Yeah, yeah, you can talk, so what can I do about it, he is a great guy otherwise and he is truly caring and he makes me feel like a million bucks (just not in the bedroom). Should I walk away from him when I can always pleasure myself later by masturbating?

We are not saying you should walk away from your man, but you don't have to 'endure' either. It's time to address that all important area in your relationship. If the guy is as great as you think then he won't mind you having a heart-to-heart with him right? Remember though that he is a man and therefore his emotions are fragile. Don't just blurt out that you have been pretending all along. Just tell him that you have some great ideas for making sex more enjoyable for both of you.





By: Alan Lewin

steele_tosh.jpgThe annual tribute to the late great singer Peter Tosh who was a member of The Wailers is set for Independence Park in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland. The event will be held on October 19, 2007 and there will be no admission fee since artistes will be contributing their services free of cost.

Of notable interest is the appearance of Jamaican born Canadian based singer Steele who will also fly in from Canada specifically for the show. "I am glad to be a part of this show, as when I was a kid growing up, I was a fan of Peter Tosh, so I have to thank Promoter Worrel King for the opportunity to showcase my ability in my home land." Said Steele who has been honoured with several Canadian Music Awards.

Two of his most popular songs are "What's Wrong With We," a combination with George Nooks and "Silhouettes," a cover version.

Others down to appear on the show are Luciano, Bushman, Blendah, Etana, Leroy Sibbles, Dezi Boyd, Iley Dread, Rated R, Hero, X Factor, Edge Michael, Lil Joe, Aaron Silk, Jah Mason, Smokie Benz, Mackie Conscious, Ginjah, Iyah Blaze, Edi Fitzroy and Lymie Murray. Music will be provided by Melody One.





Passa Passa

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D' Angel2.jpgD'Angel flop big time in Canada. The annual History dance that was held in Toronto recently sell off! Yardflex understands that the place was corked as dancehall fans turned to enjoy themselves to the max.

Macka Diamond delivered big time but her parring P D'Angel was a total disaster. From what we hear no matter how hard she tried she just could not connect with the audience. Bwoy mi
shame, cause the people dem a Canada a sey she flop
big time.

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By: Joseph Cunningham

beenieman_rastingle.jpgA hearing in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon revealed that dancehall superstar Moses Davies, more popularly known as Beenie Man was never sued by the St. Andrew Parish Church located in Jamaica.

"The real purpose of the hearing was to ensure that the controversial footage in the video was handed over to the courts and as such alleviate any possibility of it being broadcast" explained Danielle Desulme, producer of the footage in the video titled "These Streets." "That is what happened and the issue is now resolved," she expounded.

Controversy has abounded since the St. Andrew Parish Church filed an injunction barring the broadcast of footage in the video which had been shot at a grave yard on the church compound. According to Desulme, the church had issues with the footage being aired after they had made the initial injunction. However, she explained that, "The real cause was not that the video production team had ignored the churches request, but instead it was that neither Beenie Man nor persons close to him had received a copy of the injunction on time, neither were they informed of the injunction at that point. It was a case of miscommunication on our part."





Busy Signal keeping the # 1 Spot Lock

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

busysignal.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 12 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1) NM
02 2 14 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions NM
03 3 10 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records NM
04 4 9 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon NM
05 5 10 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment NM
06 7 9 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon U-1
07 8 6 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
08 9 9 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
09 6 15 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-3
10 11 4 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
11 10 21 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-1
12 12 24 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) NM
13 14 5 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-1
14 15 3 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-1
15 13 21 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-2
16 18 2 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-2
17 16 19 Gully Side - Mavado-Firelinks (pp#6) D-1
18 19 3 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
19 20 2 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-1
20 17 23 Dance-RDX featuring Jigsy-Apt 19(pp#3) D-3





2_Face.jpg2face Idibia whose real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia was reportedly shot by unknown assailants on Thursday past in Nigeria. The 32 year old hit maker whose famous single, "African Queen" has taken the world by storm, was taken to hospital in Lagos where he is now recovering.

According to eyewitness reports, the incident occurred while 2face Idibia was en route to his FESTAC Town, Lagos home from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. Around 3 gunmen approached the Honda vehicle the singer was in and ordered the occupants to open the doors. The witness reportedly said that it was while opening the car door that 2face Idibia was shot. This was his first time back home since winning the MOBO award on September 19.





Live Stream Of Jamaican Events

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Jam247.tv started streaming events from Jamaica and the Caribbean to the rest of the world. It all began Oct. 11 at www.jam247.tv at Bembe's 1 year anniversary LIVE from Kingston Jamaica. Did I mention it was also FREE. Make sure to sign up to get emails about our next LIVE stream event.





ENUR feat. Natasja - Calabria 2007

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Date: Wednesday, October 17th 2007

Time: 7pm -9pm

Place: Blue Mahoe Restaurant 243 East 14th Street (Between 2nd and
3rd Avenues) New York City

This Reception is made possible by GRACE Foods and Caribbean Food Delights

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Monday, October 15th @ info@tsoproductions.com





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'Vegas' song that has been lately released 'Must Come A Road' almost proved prophetic Tuesday October 10 in Fort Lauderdale while on a leg of his tour.

The singjay who was being transported by the promoter who had that leg of the tour found himself under close scrutiny by a black American Sheriff. A thorough search of the Benz uncovered that not only was it reported stolen, but a gun was also discovered in it! According to reports coming from sources close to Vegas, he saw his whole life flashed in front of him. Fortunately for him the American sheriff recognised the singjay and he escaped being arrested with the
other occupants of the car.

Also traveling in the vehicle was selector Hotterball who too escaped being arrested. Whew, talk about a close call!





YardFlex News Brief

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ninjaman_Dancehall2.jpgYardflex understands that the 'Original Don Gorgon' Ninja Man who has just returned to the island yesterday met in an accident today along the Junction Main Road. He, however received no injuries and is schedule to perform on Curefest this weekend.

Yardflex is happy to hear that the DJ is not hurt and wishes him all the best.

Yardflex advise all Jamaican to exercise caution when traveling on the road, in this inclement weather.





Women don't be fooled

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By Rootzgirl

The time has come to call a spade a spade and present women with some real home truths. I am tired of the many intelligent, independent women out there who are hanging on to these men, washing, cooking, cleaning and treating them like kings, clinging to the hope that one day they will marry them.

Grow up! Take the advise of my dearly departed grandmother, "if a man have cow a him yard, him doh need to buy milk!" In case you can’
't figure out what she means let me put it in blunt terms. You are home giving the man everything he needs. He has a ready punash, someone to
cook his meals, take care of his home and in some cases his children...hat hasn't he got that the married man has?

Absolutely nothing! The only difference is that one woman is wearing a ring and the other is offering all these services without any recognition. I am tired of women tying themselves down with men year after year while he feeds her one excuse after another promising that "as soon as he pays off his loans" or "when he is more financially secure" or the ultimate "he isn't ready yet."





dbrown.jpgThe world's love affair with Dennis Brown and Joe Gibbs gets a boost with the re-release of the Crown Prince's classic roots album, "Visions of Dennis Brown" and the innovative dub collection, "African Dub All Mighty – Chapters 1 –4" from Gibbs, the legendary reggae producer. As part of the 17 North Street imprint's "Reggae Rewind" series, these re-releases join the celebration of music recorded at Joe Gibbs famed studio.

Launched in 2007 by VP Records, the 17 North Parade imprint pays homage to the historic location of Randy's Record Mart, the premier recording studio and record shop in Kingston, and the Mecca for Reggae music between the late 60s and 70's – an era strongly represented in both re-releases.

"Vision" will be tweaked, especially for the "Reggae Rewind" series, with special extended versions of songs like, "Love Me Always," "Stay At Home," "Say What You Say” and "Repartriation." Recognized globally as one of Dennis Brown's best, the album is the biggest of his career and was instrumental in helping to establish the Joe Gibbs Studio as a dominant recording house in the 70s.





Yardflex News Brief

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macka-diamond-.jpgMacka Diamond and her publicist Ray Alexander are at odds!!!

Rumour has it that the two have severed ties. However, Ray Alexander says he has no idea what's happening because he hasn't seen Macka Diamond since she returned from Canada some three weeks ago.

He added that the Macka, who is reported to be doing her own booking, has not yet made it official that their working relationship is a thing of the past.

Attempts to get a comment from Macka Diamond were unsuccessful.

Ray Alexander has been Macka Diamond's publicist/booking agent for almost 3 years.

A who really write Macka Diamond book Bun Him?

Ever since the female DJ launched her novel Bun Him tongues have been wagging left, right and center about who really wrote the book. Some women while waiting in line at a popular bank had a field day speculating on the real author, "Yuh can stay dere meck dem tun yuh inna idiot, yuh believe a she really write deh book deh?"

"No sah, somebody ghost write it..." was the comment
from the other woman. This YardFlex reporter was on hand at a popular dance and again that was the topic under discussion with the overwhelming consensus being that someone else wrote the book. Well...all we can say is whether it was written by her
or not...the book a gwaan!

More Macka Passa Passa

Who is Macka Diamond really seeing? Just who is her upfront man? Well those questions cannot easily be answered as word is that she is along with Panther from Black Cat but then again, we hear that she is chasing "a young little boy dancer" so...stay tuned, we might just be able to solve this puzzle soon for you.

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Tarrus Riley - She's Royal

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Dainty Aisha Is More Than Blessed.

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Photography By: Marcus Thompson

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Name: Aisha Levy

D.O.B: July 27, 1983

Height: 5'9”

Weight: 145 lbs

Nationality: Jamaican

Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Career Goal: To be at a point where I can actually do something significant to help other nations.





THE CURE IS HERE!!

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edit_Curefest.jpgWith the recent release of "Freedom" his first single written and recorded in the 'free world', Jah Cure announces to the world: "Now the day has come you will see me again." And see him we will, for the first time in Jamaica, Cure will perform a full length set on Sunday, October 14 at Longing For the final night of the 3-day event aptly titled Curefest.

In celebration of Jah Cure's freedom, Danger Promotons, Iyah Cure Promotions and Brass Gate Promotions are throwing down this 3 day 3 venue extravaganza that goes from October 12 to the 14th. Starting off at the Starfish Trelawny Hotel with an all white affair on the Oct 12, the fest moves to Pier 1 in Montego Bay on October 13, then over to the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium on the final Sunday night, October 14.





Jah Cure facing resistance in Europe

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jahcure_yardflex.jpgHot on the heels of the promotion surrounding Jah Cure's British tour comes the news that a bitter row has broken out over the expected British tour of one of the world’s acclaimed reggae stars. In a story printed in the British Observer women's rights groups have expressed anger at the way that Cure - real name Siccature Alcock - has reassumed his celebrity status just months after being released.

According to the report - The Voice, the newspaper for Britain's black community, received complaints after it carried adverts for the tour. Campaigner Paulette Coombs urged people to protest outside Cure's tour venues, while others have demanded he donates some of the millions of pounds he is expected to make from his music to rape victims' charities. 'He is able to move on with his life,' Coombs told the newspaper. "Who cares about the young woman he raped?"

The victim, Suzanne Ferguson, who waived her anonymity to speak out after she heard Cure was due for release, told the Jamaican press last year: "Every time there is a lot of publicity about Jah Cure, I have even more flashbacks. Sometimes I am so afraid to leave my house. It seems to me that entertainers are more valued than everybody else in Jamaica and, as a woman, I feel seriously undervalued." She has claimed she was offered money by Cure's supporters to retract her claims.





Yardflex Passa Passa

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Beenie_&-Barbee.jpgPeople people Dah one ya is a HOT Yardflex Exclusive
One man up a de Range Rover car dealaship inna Bronx New Yaak sey - im spot Beenie Man wit Baabie...jus a walk roun an a size up de range rover dem!!

Yes a de same Docta wey dem a spred propaganda pan...a look range rova fe put Baabie coka-cola bakkle shape inna!!

People people listem mi good...oonu fe stop spread ruma! A couldn' de same Doc wey dem a chat bout pop dung inna Tayota Carolla and reh reh...a "wha- appen-to-dem."

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Howard University's Homecoming, October 12 – 20 will regrettably go on without Bounty Killer. "Double booked" – is the explanation, and the Killer will touch Connecticut in that time instead. Although seemingly falling apart for Howard organizers, things will pull together well with artistes like Marshal Monatana*, Akon and Missy Elliott, who are scheduled to perform at the Washington, DC affair.

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pdiddy.jpgChance Chapman Combs, Sean "Diddy" Combs' 5th child was announced first to the world by MediaTakeOut.com – that website claims. They have yet another "Diddy" tale to break today – and YUP it's another baby!! Rap mogul, Combs is said to be expecting baby number 6 in about 5 months.

In a reported exclusive, MediaTakeOut.com learned from a friend of the supposed new baby's mother, a 24 year old blond from Long Island, New York - that this pregnancy was scary for the woman at first, but she has decided after much difficult pondering, to keep the baby. The friend said both mom and baby are doing well both health wise and financially. "Everything is cool between the woman and Diddy, for now, but she want s to make sure things stay that way," the girlfriend reportedly disclosed. She said her pregnant friend hired a lawyer to "protect her child's interests."

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Story and Photography By: Alan Lewin

Dezi_Boyd4.jpgNew creation recording artiste, Desmond Boyd, more popularly known as Dez I Boyd, went on a promotional tour of Clarendon and Manchester on October 4, distributing several school supplies to children at May Pen Primary, Toll Gate All Age and Harmons Primary Schools. Dez I first visited the May Pen Primary School where he met with the principal Mrs. Saidie Comrie and other guidance counselors including his own sister, Cecile Boyd-Forbes who is also a teacher at the school.

Some of the items presented to the teachers and students were knapsack bags that flaunt Dez I's printed image on them, pencils, pens, notepads and stickers of Dez I Boyd's image. The entourage, which included his publicist, Bridgette Anderson, then journeyed to the Toll Gate All Age where they presented the same items at that school.

His final visit took him to his alma mater, Harmons Primary in Manchester. At Harmons, he received a warm welcome by the teachers, students, citizens and auxiliary staff. At Harmons Primary, he played games and sang his monster hit song, "Shake Up Yu Natty." In interacting with the very receptive audience at Harmons, Dez I asked some of the students to shake up their heads as if they were shaking their Natty Dread Locks. His including that bit of movement, went over very well. The children had the chance to participate in a song and dance contest for which winners were rewarded with a knapsack.





UNPROTECTED SEX IS A RISK...

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By: Amanda Spence

aids_logo.jpgThe onus is on each individual to minimize chances of contracting diseases like HIV/AIDS, by having protected sex unless absolutely sure of their partner's status – through testing.

Today a sad story (sad for both accused and alleged victims)emerged. It speaks of a 22 year old Miami Club Promoter, Elidor Kersaint, who has been in prison since June for the crime of having unprotected sex while knowing he is infected with HIV. Recently more women have come forward to bring evidence against Kersaint who was born to an HIV + mother and has reportedly been infected all his life.

The question posed in a report is, what deep pain caused Kersaint's insane denial...how was he counseled and prepared from childhood to live with his disease...and most importantly – how many other Kersaints are being ignored. How do we prepare our world so people living with HIV/AIDS (especially youth who contracted this disease from birth – through no action of their own) feel free to disclose without negative repercussions.





PASSA PASSA

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Yes people is anoda time for the dramatic happenings in the music bizz.

Beenieman2.jpgFirst of all people! How unuh a walk a road an a chatty chatty bout how the doc look mash dung? As recent as Friday night me deh a one spot a cool out, an ova hear a argument weh a man a seh how him si the 'doc', an Jah know seh nuh man weh ave money nuh fe look suh pop dung! Di man added that di doc pants foot look likena house, di way di doc mawga dung

Then mi hear seh a certain man si di same doc a drive a cheap car pon hope road last week! Mi hear seh di man push him head through the window an seh, "Wha doc! A dat yuh come to?" As expected the doc start trace him! Wow!!!

It really mean seh the angel run him head to a wreck? A dats why di big man start play wid Barbee doll like a baby?

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Secon pon mi list. Awha Macka Demon, sorry!!! A meant Diamond, an Stacious ave a di club wa dy yah? Mi hear she Stacious a drink har juice an chill wid har fren dem, wen Macka si har an a gwaan like shi waa juck har!! Mi hear seh wen Stacious ask di wild bush wha shia gwaan suh fa, di bush respon seh "eeh Stacious! Mi nuh inna nuh lyrical war, a guns an ammunition mi a deal wid!" Oooh boy!!!!

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People unuh need fi Big up the Portmore Empire, dem jus shot a medley a Big Ship Studio. Mi hear seh it sick!!

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An Mr. Lance from di sed Big Ship , yuh respec tall like palm tree. Walk good mi boss.

Unitil next time, lata mi peeps!!!!!!





Yardflex News

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foxybrown2.jpgFoxy Brown has a new website www.freefoxybrown.com where you can get the entire scoop about Foxy Brown from behind the bars.
Keep the faith and hold tight Foxy...Yardflex sends love and respect.

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Shaggy, Mr. Boombastic himself is back with a blazing new release. Tracks featured include the hit 'Church Heathen' as well as the new bubbler 'Bonafide Girl' featuring Rik Rok, on the
huge 'Shanty Town' Riddim. Other guest artists include, Sizzla, Collie Buddz, and Akon. Mr. Lover Lover always delivers and this album is no disappointment! Album will hit stores November 13th on VP records.

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Amina Blackwood-Meeks' son reportedly physically abused his girlfriend's sister and charges were filed against him and the accuser for assault. A frantically written and disturbing account from the female abuse victim has been circulating newsrooms recently. Attempts to reach the accused and the actual victim were futile at press time, but Yardflex would like all men who physically abuse women in their life to know that we do not support this cowardly act.

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kymani_new_series.jpgBET J invites viewers to tune in each week on Fridays, to witness the extraordinary life of reggae legend Bob Marley's son, Ky-mani Marley, in the reality style Fall programming entitled, "Living The Life Of Marley," that premieres on October 26, 2007 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

The invitation is for all to roll with Ky-mani as he gears up to launch his second long-anticipated CD, blazes through celebrity hot spots with his crazy entourage, prepares to reprise his memorable role as "Biggs" in the long-awaited sequel to successful indie film 'Shottas' and hits many concert stages bringing electrifying performances. Each electrifying episode will have viewers embracing everything Marley – the infectious natural vibes, the intriguing mystique and the rich musical legacy.

Solo Rubenstein is executive producer and the marathon viewing schedule is: Tuesday, November 16, 2007 at 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 17, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT





BET_ J_LOGO.jpgThis fall season, BET J launches a fresh, new slate of original shows, ground-breaking short films and returning favorites to explosively round out the year! Warming up the season, the digital cable channel delivers a sizzling menu of hot shows offering viewers a diverse mix of innovative, unique, and thought-provoking programs to keep viewers tuned in 24/7.

The month of October shines with an unmatched lineup of BET J shows guaranteed to entertain the masses. Kicking of the month are spectacular shows like TEARS, SHEARS & BEAUTY, a reality show granting an inside look at four hair stylists and four barbers' quest to compete at the International Hair Show; LIVING THE LIFE OF MARLEY starring Ky-mani Marley, the all-new, break-out reality show featuring Ky-mani Marley, son of reggae music legend Bob Marley; PARALLEL PATHS, an introspective show that bridges and parallels today’s hottest entertainment figures with their inspirational icons; REAL LIFE DIVAS, a returning BET J favorite that profiles beautiful African-American divas; THE BEST SHORTS, a BET J film showcase presenting the best in short films by emerging Black filmmakers; AFRICANA, a new series previewing African-themed films; and TIMELESS, the ultimate musical journey.

Tune in to BET J, the digital cable destination dedicated to providing a complete programming platform that encompasses all cultures, music and lifestyles for the mature viewer!





Busy Signal continues to hold down the #1 Spot

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

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01 1 11 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (3wks@#1) NM
02 2 13 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions NM
03 6 9 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records U-3
04 3 8 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon D-1
05 7 9 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment U-2
06 5 14 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab D-1
07 8 8 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon U-1
08 10 5 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-2
09 9 8 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca NM
10 4 20 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-6
11 14 3 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-3
12 11 23 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-1
13 12 20 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-1
14 16 4 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-2
15 18 2 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-3
16 15 18 Gully Side - Mavado-Firelinks (pp#6) D-1
17 13 23 Dance-RDX featuring Jigsy-Apt 19(pp#3) D-4
18 - New No Man-TOK-Don Corleon
19 20 2 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceberg U-1
20 - New Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G





By: Joseph Cunningham

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The Electric Slide is one of the biggest cross-over hits in the history of the Reggae genre, and music lovers across the world have embraced it as a party song. Marcia Griffiths, former backup vocalist for Bob Marley delivered the song that was written by Bunny Wailer, who in tandem with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh became famous as the "The Wailers."

According to Marcia, "There was never an official dance move that accompanied the song. Dancers in Jamaica developed various body movements in the clubs." One of the many dances became extremely popular and was accepted as the official dance.

The credit was claimed by Ric Silver, a Caucasian man, who has been very possessive! He insists that when done correctly the dance is comprised of 22 steps and not 18 as is practiced by many.





By: J. Koni

j_lo_&_omarion.jpgJennifer Lopez has produced a movie starred by current R&B hotshot Omarion, which infuses rap, reggae, dancehall and bomba; the combination which is known to create the reggaeton sound.

The movie titled, "Feel the Noise" infuses the scenes with a vibrant music in the background. The story features a youth (Omarion) who has ambitions of becoming a rap star and is faced with adversity. In the opening scene, he ends up in jail and is then sent to Puerto Rico to where his father lives; a man he does not know. He's dealing with a lot of issues inside of him, but finds solace in this new sound, reggaeton.

The movie is one that will appeal to young people especially and Omarion hopes it will have the impact intended. "No matter what barriers there are and no matter what's in front of you, you conquer your dreams! I want young people and everyone to take that from this, because sometimes people feel like it's too late. And it's never too late to follow your dreams," he told reporters.

In related news, the singer is about to release "The Face Off" album featuring fellow young sensation, Bow Wow. "We went on four 'sold out' tours back-to-back, before we did 'Let Me Hold You,' which was a Top Five single. We just feel like this is a great opportunity for our fans to merge. We both could’ve done our own solo albums, but we wanted to do something different and exciting."





By: J. Koni

seanpaul_beyonce.jpg"Baby Boy," a 'musical anthem,' which arguably helped boost the superstardom of Jamaican Reggae singer Sean Paul, is currently the talking point the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court received a copyright infringement case yesterday filed by a woman claiming that Beyonce Knowles' 2003 hit featuring Sean Paul, illegally uses lyrics from her song "Got a Little Bit of Love for You."

Jennifer Armour of Shakopee, Minnesota had a similar lawsuit dismissed by a Houston judge previously, but it is reported that she feels her case should be heard by a jury, and hence proceeded to appeal further.

Beyonce did not attend Wednesday's hearing, which took place before a three-judge panel.

Dana Kirk, Armour's attorney told the judges that an expert analyzed Armour's slow and melodic version alongside Knowles' song featuring Sean and that the two are substantially similar.

However, Knowles representative, Cynthia Arato said the standard for copyright cases is what an ordinary person hears, not an expert's analysis.

The judge who heard the case in Houston last year had ruled the two songs were "substantially dissimilar."





African Queen - 2 Face Idibia

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By: Elizabeth Smith
Photography By: Omar Burgess

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Dez I tore up the place on Sunday, September 30 at Club Amnesia in Ocho Rios. It was the traditional Sunday night dancehall party that doubles as a dance competition and features upcoming and established artistes. Sunday's "Juicilicious" party was hosted by Stacious the wicked DJ and it was presented in collaboration with Juice TV and Rodeo Energy Drink.

'Working' his new album, "Give Thanks For Life," Dez I stole the show with his strong and captivating performance. His fast paced calypso number went over very well with the audience as did the well known numbers, "She Got It," "Essence" and "Shake Up Yu Natty."

Lil' Joe, well known for his hit single, "Not Good At All," was also able to get the audience moving and grooving. Singing his popular single, that speaks to what's good about a bad man, put club patrons where Little Joe wanted them, and the rest was smooth sailing, as the 'fresh yet seasoned' young lyrical whiz kept it real and got resounding "Forwards!"

Cashew Man and Junior Tiger were other performers featured that night and they were also crowd pleasers – as were the many dancers on hand for the popular competition.





Keri Paige and Computer Paul discuss new project

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By: Alan Lewin

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"The prodigal daughter has returned home." Those are the words from Paul Henton, better known as 'Computer Paul' in the music business, upon seeing Kerri Paige, who visited him recently at his Riverside Studio in Harbour View. Computer Paul recorded four songs for Paige between the late 90’s and early 2000s.

The veteran producer has worked with some of the biggest names in reggae music, picking up several awards. His most recent was in Manhattan, New York, for work done on Akon's album, "Mama Africa." Tanya Mullings was on hand to present Computer Paul with his award.

His latest project is a rhythm called "Hypocrite" and it features many artistes like, Norris Man, Singing Melody, Galawasp, Fred Locks, Bushman and new sensation – Tarry.

At the moment negotiations are taking place to re-launch Paige's career, with Computer Paul planning to record her once again.





The Doctor says sorry to Christians and Church

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Beenieman.jpgPopular dancehall entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis sent out his humble public apologies yesterday, to the members of the St. Andrew Parish Church, the Christian fraternity, and relatives of deceased whose remains are interred in the church's cemetery.

This follows an injunction taken out by church lawyers on September 28, barring defendants, Beenie Man and his production team from publishing, broadcasting or releasing a video filmed at the cemetery, for publication or broadcast in any audiovisual media, the music video films or other visual images recorded by said production team.

The entertainer said he is emphatically sorry about the misunderstanding that has arisen and wants the Christian fraternity, who are incensed about the videotaping, to know that he would never knowingly do anything demeaning to offend Christian or any other doctrine.

Not seeking and acquiring permission to film at the cemetery, is what got Beenie Man and crew in the hot water to begin with. The defendants are barred by the courts from showing the video or any parts of it that have aspects of the Church yard and cemetery depicted, for a period of 28 days. Every part of the video has been not only halted for publication but also ordered turned over to the court until an October 11th Supreme Court hearing.





Kevin Federline gets temporary custody in LA courts

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By: Amanda Spence

britneyspears.jpgOn Monday, Britney Spears temporarily lost custody of her two sons, Sean Preston, 2 and Jayden James, 1 after a court battle with Kevin Federline, her ex-husband. Judicial sources reportedly quoted court documents that outlined, Federline "is to retain physical custody of the minor children on Wednesday October 3, 2007 at 12:00pm until further order of the court."

Spears, 25 and Federline, 29, finalized their divorce at the end of July, but were experiencing difficulties with the arrangements made for temporary shared custody of their sons with allegations floating around the Federline camp that Spears was an unfit mother. The singer and dancer who recently had a month-old contract cancelled with her management company following the hugely criticized public display at the MTV Music Video Awards show, has been making attempts to rebuild her career and salvage her image. All this in the lead up to her November album release; however, this new twist in her step puts a damper on her new strides.





Incarcerated Foxy Brown links up with Mavado

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movado_foxy.jpgHaving only been inconvenienced recently in Canada and not jacked up, stripped or mobbed, as is the popular opinion – 'Gangsta for Life,' Mavado was back in studio last week to record a track for incarcerated rapper, Foxy Brown's upcoming album, set to drop in November. It is official, that Mavado’s possessions were stolen by unscrupulous persons, reportedly connected to the Toronto hotel he stayed in. This incident was just another stumbling block and has effectively been overcome.

So "Feisty Foxy" and de 'Gangsta for Life,' have a tentative title for the new collaboration - "Fire." It was recorded at DASECA's studio with Koch Records' Bob Perry as producer. A report explained how Foxy planned this collaboration for some time now, shouting out Mavado on the intro and laying down her verses around 2 months ago.

"Foxy had been in dialogue with my manager for some time now talking about doing the track," said Mavado. "You know Foxy's a hothead so the combination with me and her was fire!"





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Beenie Man, Ninja Man, Tony Matterhorn and veteran selector David Rodigan are joining the lineup of top selectors from around the world to celebrate the 10th anniversary and final staging of World Clash New York – entitled, "Game Over." Founded by Irish and Chin Inc., the highly anticipated meeting of "toppa notch" selectors and sounds, will be held at Amazura in Queens, New York, on November 24, 2007. This event is set to mark the end of an era.

"We are extremely ecstatic about closing out World Clash in style, as these past ten years have been quite rewarding," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne, Irish and Chin, Inc. "Our dedicated fans deserve to experience the best in sound clash entertainment, while being a part of history."

World Clash New York revolutionized sound system (DJ) competitions and the sound clash arena as a whole. "Game Over" is expected to attract a diverse audience of clash lovers as well as those not particularly fond of sound clashes, with its champion features and driving dancehall rhythms.





Bold Sexy Chiney Tereza with Jamaican Flavor

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NAME: Tereza Buddasingh

DOB: December 29, 1982

WEIGHT: 114LBS

NATIONALITY: Chinese, Indian, Jamaican

LOCATION: Hollywood, FL

CAREER GOAL: To become an entrepreneur





elephantman.jpgCurrently being witch hunted by gay rights groups in Canada while on a tour that ends Friday October 5, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Elephant Man will brush all that off his shoulders to join some of the youngest folk in the US reggae music industry to call themselves veterans.

Adamari Studios, a production empire committed to the immediate and long-term reinvention of mainstream reggae, dancehall and hip hop will have the 'Energy God' and the lyrical genius of their own breakthrough artiste Richie Kupone as special guests at their night of jubilation. Recognized mainly as concert promoters, especially following the recordbreaking audience that attended their summer season Seabreeze Reggae Festival, Adamari is a bigger experience that will be celebrated at an official launch and appreciation gala on October 23. Queen Mary Grand Salon in Long Beach, California, is the venue where this rising musical empire will throw down their party.





DuaneStephenson_SEPT 30.jpgDuane 'Soul Roots' Stephenson is truly a fresh ray of light on the Jamaican reggae music scene. Formerly of To-Isis, Stephenson's solo career is now in the making and this lyrically fit and powerful performer has just released his debut album, "From August Town." Released on the VP label, the album features mostly new material with a few familiar tracks. "I would love for people to sit, watch and listen to good music without violence without hate. Music that fills you with love and hope," Stevenson remarked, in explaining his vision behind the album and its 'star' track, "Fairy Tale."

"Fairy Tale" is one of the best tracks on the album with meaningful lyrics and a strong rhythm. It is a soothing ode to the struggles of life and is aimed at inspiring the oppressed and disheartened. Reggae horns icon Dean Fraser is credited for forging this hit with his excellent composition and arrangements. Oral Napier directed the video for "Fairy Tale" that features Lamont Savary on acoustic guitar. The video was shot in Kingston and successfully mirrors the message that the song conveys.





 

MAVADO keeps his promise

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Mavado kept his promise to assist in ensuring all local schools are able to connect to the Internet by donating 2 computers each to Constant Spring All Age and Charlie Smith High School recently.

The DJ gave God thanks that he was in the position to help students in the country. "I gave to Constant Spring Junior High and Charlie Smith first, because I attended those schools myself, but we will be going to schools around the island. Our aim is to cover every school," Mavado quipped.

Marva Maylor, Business Basic Coordinator at Constant Spring All Age expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the donation. "We really appreciate this donation. I hope that other entertainers will follow and try and make a difference," was her encouraging remarks.





No Credit, Bad Credit, Aquiline Card is For You!

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By: Olimatta Taal

card.jpgImagine this situation, you need to rent a car but you don't have a credit card. What do you do? You have bad credit but you really want a credit card, could there be a solution? Aquiline Cards is the solution and is available for companies who have employees that can't get the standard credit card.

This is how it works. The Aquiline Card is a Visa or MasterCard that is set up through a pre-paid system that can be used anywhere that Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The card can be used as long as the value has not been depleted. Having access to a credit card of this sort will open up opportunities for more financial services and online purchases.





lisa-raye_&_missick.jpgSeems likes some exciting juicy days are ahead in the lives of the celebs. A gosisp website reported that Lisa Raye's husband, Turks and Caicos Premiere Michael Missick may be having an affair with Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.

According to a story in New York Daily News, Misick and Murphy who were this close at the opening of the Mediterranean Village at Sandals' Grande Antigua resort. Mrs. Misick did not attend.

Spies had a hard time getting any photographic evidence as the premier's bodyguard made sure there were no photos taken of the two. And he did a great job: neither WireImage, the event's official
photographer, nor Access Hollywood, who did a segment on the launch, mentioned either of them being there.





Rihanna kicked out of cousin’s wedding party!

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rihanna_2.jpgWow! Rihanna recently attended her cousin Nigel wedding in Barbados and reports coming out on the internet is that she was asked to leave the wedding early!

According to mediatakeout.com the trouble began almost as soon as Rihanna arrived. Reports from guests at the wedding claimed, "I was shocked when I saw what Rihanna was wearing. Every time she moved, her [breasts] looked like they were ready to come loose." The tipster added, "[The bride comes from] a very Christian family. [Rihanna] should have known better than to show up wearing such scandalous attire."

The story doesn't stop there. According to a number of eyewitnesses, Rihanna refused to eat the food offered to other guests. An insider explained that "She brought her own food and wouldn't touch anything else...Our food must not be good enough for a big star like her."





Passa Passa

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Romain_Virgo.jpgRomain Virgo hot
People people! Digicel Rising Star 2007 winner Romain Virgo is red hot. The little shy boy just have the women going crazy. Him can sing, and him not bad to look at either, plus there is something about his shy little self that is just driving women wild.

Can you imagine at the recently held Old Harbour Fish and Bammy Festival how the women galang baad.

Some of YardFlex friends tell us that they have never seen it that bad when it came to any of the other Rising Star winners.

"You shoulda see how dem galang over Romain. Mi mean big, big woman a bawl and grab afta him...bwoy it look like sey from now on Romain aguh need body guard pon stage."





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The doc3.jpgBeenie Man faces the music
Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis today turned himself in to the authorities to answer to the charge of tax evasion.

The DJ who had a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to show up in court on October 23 was remanded in custody for over one hour before being bailed for $1.5 million.

Beenie Man appeared before Senior Magistrate Owen Parkins in the company of his attorney, Garth McBean.

The DJ and his team will now have the task of unraveling the huge mountain of debt before they return to court in December.





musiciens_kitchener.jpgBut what is really happening in the world when a mistress has more ratings than a wife?

In Trinidad a High Court judge ruled on Friday, October 26 that the wife of the late calypsonian Aldwyn Roberts, aka Lord Kitchener, must hand over their Diego Martin home to the family of Roberts's mistress.

According to the report carried in the Trinidad Express Roberts's wife, Valerie Green, said she was hurt by the decision, and said her family and the country may now be justified in saying that Kitchener was not only the Grand Master of calypso and soca, but of dishonesty and deceit.

"These people don't know how Rainorama [Roberts's house at Diego Martin] came there. Is I have it so," Green said.

She defiantly declared that she will not move out of the house, even though Justice Lennox Deyalsingh said she had to move out by the December 31. Her attorneys plan to appeal the judge's decision.





By: J. Koni
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Oprah Winfrey
, made a vibrant apology to the parents of students at her school in South Africa recently. The school administration is clouded with a sex-abuse scandal, which has already resulted in the dismissal of one of its dormitory matrons.

Addressing the parents, a tearful Oprah said, "I have disappointed you. I'm sorry. I am sorry." The occasion was an emergency meeting at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Allegations began two weeks ago that a "dorm parent" had been accused of fondling a girl and physically and verbally abusing several others, including grabbing them about the neck, beating them and hurling them against a wall. Since these findings have been confirmed Oprah has reportedly taken full responsibility for the immoral occurrence.





Why do men allow skettels to hold them?

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By Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgI give up! I have been trying to figure out what makes men tick and I now have to admit that I am nowhere close to finding out.

Who knows maybe Madness who just loves to cuss me out can actually give me an hindsight into how the male species function.

Here is my big dilemma – I am trying to figure out what would make a man who is married to a decent, hardworking woman...ambitious, sexy as hell to boot and jeopardize all that for one that's loud, brawling, non ambitious and makes no apologies for it!

Added to that, the skettel makes no secret of the fact that one man can't satisfy her so if you want her, you just have to be prepared to share...and he willingly agrees!

Seriously I am not talking about having a one slap off the skettel and then moving on. I am talking about a big grown educated, responsible man acting like an idiot and the skettel twining him around her little
finger and bragging to her friends about how she has him weak.

On top of that the skettel get too bright and start to call the house, (which the clown fool fool enough to give her his home number) and then having attitude when wife or the legit woman of the house answers.





mcmillan_plummer.jpgOn Thursday November 15, 2007 an exclusive interview with Terry McMillan, one of the most celebrated African American writers of contemporary literature, will be posted to UNEQ Magazine.com.

Taking a pause from writing her seventh novel titled, "Getting To Happy," McMillan decided to speak out and bring closure to the vilification she has experienced by the public because of misinterpretations that surfaced during her divorce from ex-husband Jonathan Plummer. Details that have never been revealed about her relationship with the now infamous Jamaican gay man who deceptively lived a heterosexual lifestyle as her husband, will be disclosed in what has been described as a no holds barred interview.

McMillan, whose work is characterized by dominant female protagonists has written only brilliantly penned literary works from her first novel "Mama," to those that received more international attention like, "Waiting To Exhale," "Disappearing Act" and the famed "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," that actually somewhat portrays her early life with Plummer.

UNEQ Magazine reports the interview is shocking, with McMillan opening up on issues like mass amounts of money Jonathan stole from her private bank account and a discovery she stumbled upon that was so disturbing it would make any parent completely lose their mind. McMillan issued the following statement as her reasons for speaking out:





The Alliance is as strong as ever

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By: Joseph Cunningham

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The Alliance
is experiencing resurgence after the bitter split between the core of the unit and Vybz Kartel and Idonia.

However, the greatest buzz in the streets concerns the crews' new Medley, titled, "Keeping it Gangster". The medley features Bounty Killer, Mavado, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall and Bling Dawg.

Yardflex
caught hold of Bling Dawg for a few minutes, and inquired of a few things. It was obvious that he was very quiet during the animosities surrounding Idonia and Vybz Kartel's departure.

"The truth is that people will act as they please at times. To each his own. However, The Alliance is as strong as ever and is moving to even higher heights," Bling asserted.





Percy Sledge's love for Jamaica is warm and tender

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Percy_Sledge.jpgPercy Sledge, the legendary soulful singer who has thrilled legions of fans for 41 years performed in Jamaica at the legend billed Classics in Reggae concert on October 28 and disclosed his strong feelings for the island saying his heart is 'nit' with "the land we love."

Percy told Yardflex during a very casual interview, "These days it's not so much about making hits. I have achieved so much over the years that now I am really focused on enjoying life." He said he likes watching baseball, plays golf and has good times with his twelve children.

However, Percy has made his fourth journey to the island because its people have showed him much love throughout his career. He revealed that he first came across Jamaicans when performing in England in 1966. In that year the mega-hit "When A Man Loves A Woman" was released. "I performed in England while on a tour and the Jamaicans in the crowd were so supportive. I fed off their energy for the entire set," he said.





Without the right man no kids for Ciara

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By: Jahni
Photography: Marcus Thompson

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Still without the right man and looking fine, Ciara took time to unwind at her 22nd birthday party, hosted by Ayana Frazer. A star studded audience turned out at Club Runway for the New York leg of what is actually a five city birthday tour, with other regions to follow being: Miami, D.C., Bahamas and her hometown of Atlanta.

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Ciara walked the red carpet greeting her fans and the press in an elegant 24k gold dress by Jessica Cavalli. Excited about her upcoming movie debut in the film titled, "Mamma Wanna Sing," where she stars alongside, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Billy Zane and P. Diddys' baby momma, Kim Porter, Ciara said, "I loved working on the movie."

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But when pressed about the other loves in her life and the men she is rumored to be dating Ciara was more reserved. "I want a man who will treat me right, I admire a man who has a lot of confidence," she explained, while also hinting of distant plans to become a mother. "I would love five children! But without the right man there will be no kids," she stated adamantly.





T.I. placed under house arrest despite objections

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T.jpgFreed from jail but still confined by a house arrest order, rapper T.I. left a US federal court on Friday after posting a US$3million bond, AP reported. T.I. whose real name is Clifford Harris is facing weapons charges.

Conditions placed on his release include remaining at home except for court or medical reasons. According to AP, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Alan Baverman went along with the bond, that was somewhat opposed by government, on the condition that these restrictions are adhered to by T. I. Other limits to T.I.'s freedom were imposed. His passport was seized, he was ordered to refrain from owning guns and to stay clear of witnesses and informants in the case. Only his girlfriend and children have been approved to be with him. All other visitors will have to be court approved.

Arrested on October 13 for allegedly buying unregistered guns and silencers, Harris, 27, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 fine for each charge. Judge Baverman reportedly warned the rapper against taking the conditions imposed lightly. Breaking any of them would have serious repercussions that could include receiving a larger sentence in the long run.

Next date for T.I. to "check in" with the court system is November 5.





New Mikey born…dad falls seriously ill

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Mikey_Dread.jpgDread At The Controls, Inc. (DATC) sent a disturbing heads up to reggae lovers concerning Mikey Dread, the internationally renown "Dread at the Control" reggae legend. Although laden with heaviness the announcement opened with the joyful news of birth.

Congratulations are in order to Monika and Mikey Dread at the birth of their healthy son on October 12, 2007. DATC camp reports that the newborn has already been delegated future controller of DATC.

DATC also speaks of Mikey Dread's current health condition, that sees him standing in faith with doctors at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina, where he is undergoing chemotherapy for a diagnosed Brain Tumor.

"Mikey is working towards recovery and does not give up his faith in God," DATC reported.

According to Mikey Dread, "Dread at the Control’s reggae music and dub music continues to Break down the Walls, internationally"





Kareem counteracts negative forces with love

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Kareem picture.jpgMavado and other entertainers who glorify gangster lifestyles are those who Kareem vows to counteract!

He is a Gospel singer who believes that "word power" should not be discredited, and so he says the messages being delivered by "gangster artistes" have been unleashing the wrong spirit on the Jamaican society.

"I want to be an agent of change through my music, promoting love, peace and joy," he said.

Kareem is convinced that music which educates is the way to go, revealing that as a younger man he admired the gangster image as well. The 21 year-old said his involvement in the music world began from as early as age 8, when he would deliver solo performances in church, and at that same age his older brother exposed him to drumming.

August Town, the Jamaican community where Kareem lives is plagued by sporadic outbursts of violence and it is no surprise that his opinion about "message" is as it is! He says he has seeing his community torn apart by poverty and its most infamous side effect, violence.

Out of a desire to see his community and the wider society become a better place, he recorded "I will Give You Love Tonight." "That song was an effort to comfort the poor and needy through my music,' he confirmed.





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Sizzla gets involved with Trinidad’s politics

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sizzla-kalonji.jpgReggae star Sizzla Kalonji is being more vocal about Trinidad's politics than he was about the election in his own country.

In an article printed in the Trinidad and Tobago Express Sizzla says he fully endorses the move by the incumbent People's National Movement (P.N.M) to unite the nation's youth at the Beyond Youth Rally at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, this weekend.

The artiste claimed to have no qualms about making that endorsement since it is in the best interest of the people.

Well he may have no qualms, but a quick scan at the comments at the bottom of the story showed the natives resentment to Sizzla's support.

According to one comment, "Please can we keep Jamaican musicians out of Trini politics. Next thing election time will be murder time."

Another Trini was more vocal in his criticisms, "Well, well, we really reach! The electoral process is being taken for a 'pappy-show.' Now foreign artists are being imported to "Endorse." What the hell Sizzla have to do with Trinidad and our politics? First of all he is Jamaican, let him endorse over there and besides with the quality of life in Jamaica I am pretty sure that with the amount of money he got from the P.N.M he would endorse anything. Well boy, U.N.C have
RITCHIE SPICE and P.N.M have SIZZLA this is a real "party election" huh? Who needs to discuss real issues when we could be wining and putting our lighters in the air, huh? Ridiculous, I am ashamed."





By: Elizabeth Smith

classics_in_paradise_flyer.jpg"Grown ups and big people say they want early evenings on the town so our production team prides itself in prompt timely concerts," Jeff Sarge told Yardflex recently. As one-third of a partnership that steers South Florida's Master P's Events Inc., Sarge spoke of his company's unique attribute and philosophy that caters to the "Golden" crowd.

With more than 25 years of individual experience in bringing Caribbean and Afro-Centric rhythms and culture to the masses, Sarge and his partners recognized a niche market that was being largely left out; those concert-goers aligning mainly with "the oldies." He said big reggae shows with stellar iconic acts would roll into major cities, begin at midnight – if patrons were lucky – and end in the wee hours before sunrise. This situation forced many of the older crowd to miss out on enjoying amazing performances form reggaes formative leaders.

Luminary artistes like Pat Kelly, Percy Sledge, Ken Booth and many more will now have the chance to truly please their life long fans. "We have worked a great deal in the past with many of the long time musical heavyweights, and our early in - early out strategy is getting rave reviews from the mature crowd," Sarge explained. He said many people comment in amazement at the promptness of his productions while welcoming the change.





By: Joseph Cunningham

Luciano.jpgLuciano, "The Messenger" continues to communicate principles of peace, love, human rights and justice, this time, on the continent of Africa.

Luciano will share a stage with the likes of American platinum-selling crooner, John Legend, and fellow Reggae super-stars, Bounty Killer and Mikey General.

Speaking with Yardflex, a few hours before his flight to that continent, he said, a festival is being staged by the Ghanaian Government as an ongoing effort to raise funds in support of the country's guinea worm victims.

"Promoters of the show have selected a few stars from different genres who produce music which represent the voice of the poor," the messenger revealed. The show will take place at the Independence Square in that country, on Saturday, October 27.





By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

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01 2 12 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records(1wk@#1) U-1
02 1 16 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions(1wk@#1) D-1
03 4 11 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon U-1
04 3 14 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1)D-1
05 6 8 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
06 7 11 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
07 5 12 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment(pp#5) D-2
08 9 6 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
09 10 7 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-1
10 8 11 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon(pp#6) D-2
11 12 5 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-1
12 15 4 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-3
13 11 17 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-2
14 16 4 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-2
15 13 26 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-2
16 17 5 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
17 19 2 Everybody Dance-RDX -Apt 19 U-2
18 18 23 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) NM
19 20 2 Pick It Up & Drop It - Sean Paul-Birchill Records U-1
20 14 23 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-6





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Beenie_&-Barbee.jpgBeenie Man thriving amidst controversy
One thing we can say about Beenie Man he sure can roll with the punches. All hell seem to be breaking loose in his life on a personal level what with the tax charges, his breakup with his wife and the rumoured link with Barbee – the DJ is still forging ahead career wise.

Even while his presence was needed in court Beenie was in New York with Barbee putting the finishing touch on their 'Paddy Cake' video.

Currently he holds the number one position on Richie B's Jamaica Countdown Charts with sexy singer Barbee with their combination single 'Give It Up'.

For real it takes a really good entertainer to maintain a strong fan base in the midst of so much negativity.

Barbee also seem to be weathering the storm where their rumoured relationship is concerned as recently in New York she performed to rave response from the audience.





By: Elizabeth Smith

Mikey_General.jpg"Without confidence you're always ill-treated and never respected," Mikey General says and his 9th album, "Confidence in Self," sends this message in its title track.

Yardflex interrupted Mikey General yesterday as he was preparing to head out once again to the Motherland. Ghana is his destination this time and he will be featured at a special concert to be held there on October 27th that also has John Legend, Bounty Killa and Luciano on the bill.

Having just returned from Ethiopia and taking part in the Millennium celebrations there, Mikey General spoke passionately about this "special time" in world history, and how it correlates to his latest release. "You better have confidence in self or your choice will be defeated...I wanted to send a message to the world, because it is a special time for African people. We have entered the Ethiopian Millennium as well as the 77th anniversary of His Imperial Majesty's crowning. At such an important milestone we must reflect on how to achieve our goals despite being held back...and that can only be done with confidence in self first," he explained.

Obviously possessing oodles of confidence himself the General, who made a notable transformation of sorts some 15 years ago, explained how his crossing of paths with Luciano resulted in the blossoming of his own career. Having been boosted as one of UK's top dancehall toasters and dubplate masters, with number one hits like “Kuffen Dem” and "My Commanding Wife," Mikey General yearned for a change that would enhance his spiritual leanings. "To tell you the truth, coming back to Jamaica revived my career. Meeting up with Luciano at a time when he was just starting out and the influences of his strong faith and jovial spirit helped me to go deeper," he stated.





By: Elizabeth Smith

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Hedonism III was a buzz with excitement recently with one of the hottest shows on the North Coast of Jamaica gracing its poolside stage. Entertainment Director, Nichel Lindsay said, "There's always a competition going on here and we are consistent with inviting top judges."

On this early October evening there were slightly dressed, chiseled men pouring out of the backstage woodwork, flaunting their well packed stuff for not only a room full of patrons, but also for 5 judges - there to decide who would walk away with US$500.00 plus 4 nights complementary stay at the super all-inclusive Hedonism III and the 2007 title of Mr. Caribbean International.





Rihanna and Chris Brown in love!

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chris_rihanna.jpgThe secret is out! R&B singer Chris Brown has not been officially linked with a girlfriend...well (roll the drum please) it seems he and Caribbean queen Rihanna are now a hot item.

According news surfacing on the internet a source close to Rihanna camp the two have been secretly dating for months now. But a few days ago they came out in public for the first time.

The insider revealed that, "Rihanna was performing at the House Of Blues [in Los Angeles] and Chris Brown came out to see her. He sat in the audience while she performed and the two left together and went back to his [place] - which is off Sunset Blvd and Doheny."





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Passa Passa

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ky-enie&buju.jpgA wha a gwaan between Buju and Ky-enie
A wha dis mi a hear bout some passa passa between the Gargamel, Buju Banton and Kye-enie. Mi hear sey Ky-enie did a have one affair with a woman who is involved with a prominent member of Buju's camp.

But yuh done know sey whatever do inna secret mus' come to light and a suh it buss out sey him a trespass pon people territory. Mi dear from him affair come to light Buju nuh waan appear pon no more show wid him.

Suh now mi know why anytime Buju deh pon a show yuh nuh hear peep fire bout Kye-enie all when the show dem a feature di Big Yard family (Shaggy, Rayvon, Schreechie and Red Foxx) that Buju has performed on!

Bwoy all mi can sey is yuh si whey punash cause...artiste careful who fah milk yuh go crawl inna...cause it caan worth yuh career!





Getting pregnant won’t keep the man

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By Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgDamn if I do and damn if I don't. People, people, please read the article carefully before you start to put words into my mouth! I am amazed at some of the comments and I have to wonder...did I imply that!

Sorry if I am stepping on a few toes in this article but I am tired of women getting pregnant in an effort to lure the man from his upfront woman.

The lengths some women will go to in competing to keep what's not hers. Every time the man's ligit woman get pregnant, the matey pregnant too! Give me a break here, what's the catch anyway. Yeah we done know the man wutless aready, but does that mean you have to be
a breeding box just to keep a hol' on him?

It's sad and sickening to see these women without pride doing everything to hang on to a man that’s not even theirs.





Kings and Queens of the dancehall

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magnumTonicWine.jpgWith the promise of a million dollars worth of cash prizes the Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall competition is sure to be a great watch. The aim of the show is to uncover the best female and male dancehall artists Jamaica has to offer. On the 3rd of November recruitment will begin in Sav-La-Mar, and will then move on to Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Portmore, and finally Kingston.

Asylum Nightclub was the site of the launch recently. Zinc lined walls covered in dancehall paraphernalia, the magnum girls strutting around in the latest dancehall fashions and jerk pans cooking up a storm made this event feel like a regular street session!





Passa Passa

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Beenie Man's troubles keep coming like a flood at him. A warrant was issued yesterday for the DJ after he failed to show up in court to answer to charges of tax evasion.

According to the news Beenie Man owes J$47 million in taxes! Wow! Poor Beenie, when you salt, you salt bad.

Everyone on the street now wondering what kind a crosses this a follow dem king.

"Beenie Man need fi get a good bathe star, one man caan salt suh," one ardent fan was heard commenting on the DJ's woes.





Menace the Messiah.... A musical Saviour cometh!!

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By: Joseph Cunningham

MENACE.jpgIt is his most earnest desire to see the world unite, and for love and peace to be the "watch-word and song".

"Menace the Messiah" is not a menace to the society, but instead, he is a menace to all which seems contrary to the spirit of goodness. He says, "I hold a very strong stance against all the war and strife that is destroying the world at this time," and his position reflects during his performances.

Menace, whose real name is Christopher Jennis, is a very strong, conscious, energetic and powerful performer with a positive, humble countenance, and he is rapidly growing in the hearts of reggae lovers.

Born in Portmore, St. Catherine, hometown to some of Reggae's most revered stars, namely Mad Cobra and Vybz Kartel, Menace is the second of two sons for his mother Ardell Sommers and fifth of seven for father Lesford Jennis. He was not born to wealthy parents, and lacked organized fun, so a familiar pattern developed in his life at a tender age; that is, he found happiness in listening and creating music.





By: J. Koni

edit_Jimmy_Cliff_harder-they-come.jpgJimmy Cliff's, "The Harder They Come" is number three on the all-time greatest soundtrack listing!! The study was conducted by editors of Vanity Fair magazine.

The song, recorded by the Jamaican Reggae icon, shares "elite space" with Prince's "Purple Rain" which topped the list.

Next month the full list will be revealed in a one-time Conde Nast magazine, "Movies Rock," for subscribers of its 14 titles.

"Purple Rain" topped the chart even though it was described as "perhaps the best badly acted film ever," editors at Vanity Fair said.





Shaggy bigging up YardFlex.com

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By Afrika Queen

edit_Beenie_Man.jpgNeither the muddy field nor rain falling down on Beenie Man's band could prevent the doctor from giving a great performance on October 20 in Costa Rica.

Surprisingly his fans are still wondering what the heck is going on between himself and D'Angel because when he drew for 'Reverse The Thing' he bigged up his estranged wife on stage.

Hmm, after all that she did to him, one would think the last thing he would want to do is send kudos to her!

Anyway, Beenie doesn't deserve any bad names cause he really mash up the stage. He even took time out to big up God as always.

After delivering a first class performance The Doctor headed for the after party, which was another drama in itself. Beenie Man put on some mad dancing on the dance floor, proving to his fans that he's really the King of the Dancehall. He enjoyed friendly rivalry with the Jamaican dancehall queen who really had the crowd going. She showed that it was her wicked moves that ruled the dance floor that night.





Keeping the Tosh flames alight

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By: Elizabeth Smith

edit_peter_tosh.jpg"The inspiration is not just because of Peter Tosh, but because of how we around here [in Jamaica and the reggae world] treat our icons - we have allowed the system to kill them," says Worrell King, originator and producer of the annual Tribute to Peter Tosh.

Last Friday, the second part of that tribute blew up Independence Park in Savanna-La-Mar, causing a joyful stir, especially with the children in attendance. Many young people joined the huge crowd to honor Jamaica’s cultural and the world’s literary hero, Peter Tosh, who was violently and prematurely taken from us.

Now a free show, with stellar artistes giving their support at no cost, the concert was a follow-up to "Tribute to Peter Tosh Part I," that took the form of a symposium. Held at the University of the West Indies on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, the symposium was designed to foster a closer in depth look at Tosh and his works.





Papa San Getting Ready for Higher Heights

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By: Olimatta Taal

edit_PAPA_SAN.jpgIn a time where the message in music is sometimes overshadowed by sex, violence, and money, there remain a number of artists whose main mission is to "edutain" and motivate through song like Jamaica's beloved Papa San. Riding on the success of over 30 number one singles and over 15 albums, one would wonder why the transition from secular reggae music to gospel reggae?

"I was depressed, frustrated, and confused. After the Benz, the house, the money, and the fame, I still had no peace. That's why we find artist going into drugs because they are trying to fill a void," expresses Papa San as he passionately recounts his life's transition. He continues to talk about the pain he experienced from watching 40 friends and two brothers die from gun violence.

Discussing turbulent times in his life he explains, "I was almost killed and imprisoned. I looked for protection in the gun but there was no protection. Looked for comfort in fame but I still didn't find it. I had to start over and search and then the Lord began to reach out to my heart".





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edit_Whitney-Houston.jpgWhitney on top again
Whitney Houston shocked the audience of a fashion show in London when she gracefully took the stage in a white Valentino gown to introduce the final catwalk show of the night.

According to EURweb the 44-year-old singer arrived at Royal Albert Hall with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, looking vibrant and healthy following months of treatment for a drug addiction.

Arriving on the red carpet, she said: "I know it's been said before but I want to say it again - thank you for your support and, yes, I will always love you."

Houston was a big hit as she had everyone in the audience amazed...and cheering and that included stars such as Kate Moss, Lilly allen and Naomi Campbell.

Eat your heart out Bobby Brown!





Who will ride D'Angel riddim? - Passa Passa

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d'angel_smiling.jpgWho will voice on D'Angel's new riddim?
D'Angel have a new riddim and it's wicked! It's called the Boo riddim and it hot it hot it hot. Ever since her disastrous performance at the Divas in concert held at Fayors over the weekend the people dem a talk bout di riddim.

Dem all did a wonda why har parring partner Macka Diamond never do har combination song whey she have wid D'Angel...it look Sticky fi true.

D'Angel my girl, just cool out fi a while and lef di dancehall scene, yuh nuh si sey di people dem nuh waan si yuh pon di stage. Wuss lacka how yuh mash up di Doctor.





Exco Levi... Dominating Canadian Reggae Scene

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By : Joseph Cunningham

Exco Levi.jpgBeing awarded the "Most Promising New Artist" and "Best New Artist" at the annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards (CRMA) is a notable accomplishment for Exco Levi and his hit song, "O CANADA".

Also known as Wayne Ford Levy, he was born in Jamaica, the son of popular reggae artist Michael Levy a.k.a. Professor Wayne. Exco grew up in church, and sang on the youth choir, where he developed his passion for music. In addition to his vocal training, he learned to play the keyboard and gained a greater understanding of harmony and composition. As a teenager, he started to embrace the music of Garnett Silk, Sizzla, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and he built his career around those icons.

"Receiving the award for the "Most Promising New artist", at the CRMAs is a great feeling of accomplishment,” he told Yardflex. The winning song "O Canada" is a tribute to his home away from home.

As his love for music grows and strengthens, he continues to work harder to expose his musical versatility. The success of "O Canada" has encouraged Exco, so do the many accolades that have come his way since he first launched into music, only in February of this year. "O Canada" is currently receiving airplay on Flow 93.5, CKLN 88.1 and CHR Y 105.5 and most other major radio stations across Canada.
In addition, he was also nominated for "Song Writer of the Year."

Exco performs solo with a Toronto based band- "The Black Eskimos" in which he sings and plays the keyboard.





Dreadlocked singer worships Jesus

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Ziggy_Soul_ALBUM_COVER[1].JPGZiggy Soul sports dreadlocks, the main symbol of Rastafarianism, but he is a devoted Christian. What does he mean by devoted? He does not worship the Rastafarian god, but praises Jesus.

His behavioural pattern was recognized by the Jamaican society as very strange, and this resulted in various unpleasant experiences . It is arguable that Jamaica is one of the most vibrant Rastafarian communities in the world, and so when Ziggy Soul sought to settle in a Christian place of worship, he was met with fierce resistance.

"During the period when I was seeking a place of worship, there were occasions when I was attacked physically, because of my locks. Some people told me they did not want me in their church," he said.

While he acknowledged that a deadlocked person claiming to be a Christian would not have been readily accepted by Jamaicans, he was and is still adamant that the way he looks does not determine who he is.

All these negatives were ongoing while Ziggy was walking the walk and talking the Christian talk. He had established a non-profit organization in Trench Town, which served the academic and social needs of the community. "I was giving of my time as a form of worship." Undoubtedly the neglect he had been receiving from some church organizations had insulted his sincerity.





By: Joseph Cunningham

Guidance.jpg"Many people get distracted by bright lights and life in the fast lane, but it is what you own that really counts." Those words could only have come from someone who is willing and equipped to give proper guidance and Guidance, the reggae singer fits the criteria.

"Love What You Got" was Guidance's 2006 hit that introduced him to mainstream reggae. The song was a feature on every reggae chart.

Well, if you thought the title of that song was derived at merely out of prudence, you are mistaken. Guidance spoke to Yardflex a few minutes before his rehearsal session for Curefest. He revealed, "The truth is that I have been a victim of the hype. I had a business and other assets which I lost because of a reckless approach to life." He then experienced challenging times that caused him to appreciate the principles of sobriety. That was how I got the concept for the song, he said.





South African Reggae Star Lucky Dube shot and killed

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Lucky_Dube.jpgSouth African Reggae singer Lucky Dube was shot and killed in a carjacking attempt on Thursday night in that country.

Apparently he tried to drive away and crashed into a car and a tree, this according to police news and reports coming out of South Africa.

43 year old Dube was shot in front of his son whom he was dropping off in Johannesburg's southern Rosenttenville suburb, according to media reports posted on the internet.

Lucky Dube who many say sounds uncannily like Peter Tosh, recorded 20 albums in his career of over two decades. He was the best selling reggae singer in his country and racked up many local and international awards. In the 1980s the singer switched to reggae style of singing – as he joined the protest against South Africa's racist government.





Munga Honourable takes full controll of the # 1 Spot

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES


Munga_Honorable2.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 2 15 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions(1wk@#1) U-1
02 3 11 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records U-1
03 1 13 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1)D-2
04 4 10 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon NM
05 5 11 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment NM
06 7 7 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
07 8 10 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
08 6 10 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon(pp#6) D-2
09 10 5 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
10 13 6 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-3
11 9 16 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-2
12 14 4 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-2
13 12 25 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-1
14 11 22 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-3
15 16 3 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-1
16 19 3 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-3
17 18 4 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
18 15 22 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-3
19 - New Everybody Dance-RDX -Apt 19
20 - New Pick It Up & Drop It - Sean Paul-Birchill Records





Signs your man's cheating

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Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgYes, I know you guys gonna cuss me out, but guess what I am looking out for my homegirls. It's time to help them see clearly, you're all not the slick players you think yourselves to be. Homegirls look out for those players!

Women, don't be caught off guard! No matter how slick men think they are, there are some dead giveaways that they are sampling the goods elsewhere. However, I have to caution – make sure you are not acting upon your paranoia and mistrust of your man. Some women need to work on their self-esteem as no matter how the man reassures, they are still convinced he is cheating, even when he is not.

This article is intended for men who think they can get away with playing around; using sweet lies to keep their partners in the dark. Still, no matter how great of an actor they are, there is no getting away from these infallible proofs. So if you don't want to be left in the dark, start paying close attention. Hopefully (if you are lucky) you will never have to see any of these dead giveaways, but if your man's roving eye is wandering then catch that cheating sucker now!





Yardflex Passa Passa

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By: Chat Dem

Yow mi people!!! A di big bad Chat Dem inna di place, an by now unu should know!!! Ok! Hmm

Mek mi get straight inna di Judgement. A wha duh some fish!! The rising star an him dread bwoy inna showa a bathe!!!! An dem all ave anada man a video it. How dem suh brazen? A suh di fish dem always gwaan till yaadman ready fi scale dem!!!

kyino_cunningham.jpgKyino caught bare naked!!!!!!!!!!

It's all over the place! Tongues are wagging and everywhere people are talking about the video that has been making the rounds on the internet mainly via emails.

Yardflex got their hands on the video and all we can say is Kyino has gotten himself into a real tight fix. Everywhere you go on the street his name is ringing on everyone's lips. "Kyino Cunningham, him really a fish? Bwoy mi lose offa him," one woman was heard bewailing the fate of the man she claimed she had sent a lot of text to keep alive in the just completed Digicel Rising Star competition.

If the shocked responses of people on the streets are anything to go by then this Rising star hopeful could be in for a hard time from fans.

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Kimala_Bennett2+.jpgMajor accomplishments for the 24 year-old, Kimala Bennett, has already placed her among the most recognized music directors in the Reggae industry; an arena dominated by men. She brings freshness to your screens, a freshness brought about by her creativity. Recent videos such as Cherine Anderson's "Good Love" and her collaboration with Chuck Fenda, "Coming over tonight" are videos directed by Bennett.

The daughter to internationally renown music producer Mikey Bennett, Kimala has worked alongside famed video directors and was sent to the Czech Republic to do a documentary on the famed Hype Williams, while he directed Kanye West's "Diamonds are Forever" video.

Working on a documentary about Baby Cham at the request of Atlantic Records; and the making of his MTV2 featured video, "Ghetto Story," that was done with Alicia Keys, were also big achievements.





By : Joseph Cunningham

The final night of Curefest, dubbed, the 'Longing For' concert, proved to be one that did justice to its build up, as a celebration of the rebirth of one of Reggae's favourite sons, Jah Cure. As opposed to the previous night and second event titled, 45 Cure's, the crowd was huge and festive spirit extremely high.

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The moment Yardflex arrived at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose stadium, close to mid-night last Sunday, October 14, an energy was felt that is not customary so early during a Reggae show.

It was a night that defied all negative customs at high profile events in Jamaica; "word throwing and it's associates," but stayed true to that of electrifying performances. Jigsy King's run in with the police, who met and walked off with him following his spicy lyrical showdown was a slight dent in the smooth vibes.

From the early stages when MCs Jigsy of Danger Zone and Nuffy engaged the crowd with lyrics, gimmicks and antics, all present could have foretold that it would have been a night with a difference. Early performances from Jimmy Riley, I-Octane, Jah-Mel, Little Joe, Nitty Kutchie, Captain Barkey and Wickerman along with many others scored big with the patrons. Band changes were done swiftly, and so patrons never got restless.





Radio Disc Jockeys rule at 45 Cure

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By: Joseph Cunningham

nikkiZ_nuffy.jpgReggae music selectors, who apply their skills mainly within the studios of radio stations, were in their element at 45 Cure, the second of three events that constitute Curefest.

It featured friendly rivalries between the most popular sound system selectors and radio disc jockeys in Jamaica.

The Yardflex team arrived at the venue shortly after mid-night, and was greeted by the sounds of Kentucky, the system that kept the vibes going until the more recognizable turntables appeared. Kentucky did a good job of keeping the then small gathering involved. Minutes before 1:00 AM evidence of the rains that had been lashing the island days before, left the impression that patrons were probably guessing whether or not the frontal troth had left the island.

MC Nuffy ascended the stage close to 1:15AM, and like a magnetic force, patrons began streaming in shortly after he began his antics, causing one early bird to ask, "A Nuffy dem did a wait pon?"





CONDOM.jpgAustralian pharmaceutical company Starpharma and SSL International, which owns the Durex condom brand, have signed an agreement to develop condoms coated with Starpharma's microbicide VivaGel, the drug maker announced on Tuesday, the AAP/Age reports.

In July, at the International AIDS Society conference in Sydney, the vaginal microbicide, VivaGel, was reported as preventing HIV and genital herpes in animal and human studies.

Designed to prevent STIs by stopping viruses from entering cells and thus avoiding infection, VivaGel's active ingredient is dendrimer, a molecule that binds itself to the viruses preventing them from infectng healthy cells. Early results from research also places VivaGel as a potent contraceptive.





Caribbean Dubpoets given a platform on BET J's

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BET_ J_LOGO.jpgLast Saturday at 11am and 11pm, the first show for the series, Word Sound Power was viewed worldwide by millions on BET J. For the first time, dub-poets were given a platform on a commercial network to showcase Caribbean poetry for the world to experience.

Word Sound Power is an artistic force uniting the African oral tradition of rhythmic dub poetry and the literary art form of spoken word to form the voice of a new poetic generation.

Hosted weekly by M-1 of legendary Hip-Hop Duo Dead Prez, it features some of the best dub poets like Ansley Burrows, Cherry Natural, Yasas Afari, Suhir Hammad, LSX, Roger Bonair Agaird, Kamika and others.

The first three shows of the series were recorded at Boone Hall in Stony Hill. The cast will return to Jamaica to finish recording the rest of the show, utilizing the beauty, wonderful themes, and perfect location.





By: Elizabeth Smith

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Spruced up and re-vamped, Trelawny sits pretty today with its new stadium and developing highway. In like form, Jah Cure has experienced the beginning of what can be termed his re-birth; copped with his freedom, sell out sound and most importantly oodles of adoring fans.

Dressed in full white, avid fans came out to ram the Starfish Trelawny Beach Hotel, on Jamaica's North Coast for day 1 of the long awaited "Curefest" – a rhythmic celebration of liberty. The soon to become annual reggae music fest had the hotel hopping on Friday, October 12, as they delivered top line services, delectable dishes and fine beverages to a room full of revelers who could be closely likened to floating clouds, with their white garments and genuinely ecstatic demeanor.

Purity that white denotes permeated the atmosphere, leaving joy, peace and love as foundation for one of the most enjoyable and meaningful evenings ever. Between champagne toasts, hugs, laughter, dancing and genuine good cheer - came solid entertainment organized by "Curefest's" production team of Danger Promotions, Iyah Cure Promotions and Brass Gate Promotions.





Yard News Brief

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christopher-martin.jpgChristopher Martin needs to cool it.
At the 17th Annual Merritone Family Reunion held at Hedonism III in Runaway Bay, St. Ann. Christopher Martin had some folks crawling up the wall in frustration at his Saturday's performance.

One lady who attended the event to have a good time came back ranting and raving to this Yardflex reporter about Christopher Martin’s antics, "He was just full of himself. Every song he did he had to inject his name as if he is all that."

He overstayed his welcome and the poor band members seemed very frustrated.

Someone needs to tell this gentleman that he should remember where he is coming from and regain his humility and that winsome personality...or was it all an act to win the coveted first spot in the Digicel Rising Star Competition?

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Happy Heroes Day - Oct 15, 2007

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Jamaica celebrates yet another Heroes Day and in honour Yardflex pay tribute to the many who have laid the foundation that we can now enjoy true freedom. To the many unsung heroes whose work will not make it in the history books, to those who are still working behind the scenes making a difference in their own way.

Yardflex now take a brief look at our seven national heroes...they may be gone, but their work will be ringing out in the ages to come.

Garvey1.jpgMarcus Garvey
Marcus Mosiah Garvey stands out in history as one who was greatly committed to the concept of the Emancipation of minds. He sought the unification of all Blacks through the establishment of the United Negro Improvement Association and spoke out against economic exploitation and cultural denigration.

Jamaica's first national hero was born in Saint Ann's Bay on August17, 1887. In his youth Garvey migrated to Kingston where he worked as a printer and later published a small paper "The Watchman".
During his career Marcus Garvey traveled extensively throughout many countries observing the poor working and living conditions of black people.

In 1914 he started the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica. The UNIA, which grew into an international organisation, encouraged self government for black people worldwide; self-help economic projects; protest against racial discrimination and cultural activities.

In 1916, Garvey went to the USA where he preached his doctrine of freedom to the oppressed blacks throughout the country. He spent many years in the United States pursuing his goal of Black Unification. However, USA officials disapproved of his activities and he was imprisoned, then deported.

Back in Jamaica in 1927, he continued his political activity forming the People's Political Party in 1929. He was unsuccessful in national elections. The world of the thirties was not ready for Marcus Garvey’s progressive ideas. He left Jamaica again, this time for England where he died in 1940. His body was brought back to Jamaica in 1964 and buried in the National Heroes Park in Kingston.





News Brief

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The doc3.jpgBeenie Man in a tight spot
Bad luck must worse than obeah where Beenie Man is concerned. The man who everyone dubs the Doctor must now find the remedy for his latest dilemma.

Come October 23 he will be appearing before the Sutten Street Tax Court where he will have to answer the claim submitted by the Revenue Department.

According to a source the DJ owes as much as
$30 million in back taxes!

Beenie Man who appeared before the presiding Magistrate claimed ignorance to the fact that he owed so much money.

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foxybrown3.jpgWhat's wrong with Foxy Brown!
Foxy Brown who is currently serving time at Rikers Island prison missed a court hearing in Brooklyn because she refused to get on the bus. Not once but all of three times!

The reasons – her hair and make-up weren't done, she was hungry and the final time she just plain refused!

Just what in blazes is going on here? Who is really in charge...when do prisoners get a choice in these matters? Well it seems that Foxy is allowed Diva like behaviour as far as those warders are concerned.

The judge has since set a new hearing date for October 16 and if Little Miss Tantrum Thrower doesn't get on the bus this time an order will be issued forcing her to.

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T.I. Set Up

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By Olimatta Taal

T.jpgFree T.I.!!! were the words expressed by a number of artist and host at the BET's 2nd Annual Hip-Hop awards on Saturday, October 13th, as it was evident that he was not there to pick up his award nor perform.

The whole evening there were speculations about why T.I. had been arrested. According to sources, T.I. was arrested at Walgreens by federal agents on charges stemming from an alleged firearms purchase.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives arrived at T.I.'s College Park residence in Atlanta with a federal search warrant. These agents were seen carrying boxes of evidence but it's not clear whether weapons were in the box that T.I. purchased.

T.I. claims his innocence and that the charges against him are false. Rumors have been circulating that T.I.'s body guard set him up and cut a deal with the feds. According to T.I.'s friend, money was given to the bodyguard as an advance pay.

The rapper claims that he will not take responsibility for anything that the bodyguard bought with the money, including gun's, drugs, or formula for this children.





No more faking it!

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By: Rootzgirl

Rasta-Girl-Posters.jpgAdmit it women, many of you don't enjoy sex with your mates as you would like and you are just enduring it because you don't have the nerve to tell him he does absolutely nothing for you! But how long can you stay in that relationship looking into the ceiling every time he climbs atop you? Trust me, that am not a healthy way to live, and it certainly offers you little pleasure.

Yeah, yeah, you can talk, so what can I do about it, he is a great guy otherwise and he is truly caring and he makes me feel like a million bucks (just not in the bedroom). Should I walk away from him when I can always pleasure myself later by masturbating?

We are not saying you should walk away from your man, but you don't have to 'endure' either. It's time to address that all important area in your relationship. If the guy is as great as you think then he won't mind you having a heart-to-heart with him right? Remember though that he is a man and therefore his emotions are fragile. Don't just blurt out that you have been pretending all along. Just tell him that you have some great ideas for making sex more enjoyable for both of you.





By: Alan Lewin

steele_tosh.jpgThe annual tribute to the late great singer Peter Tosh who was a member of The Wailers is set for Independence Park in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland. The event will be held on October 19, 2007 and there will be no admission fee since artistes will be contributing their services free of cost.

Of notable interest is the appearance of Jamaican born Canadian based singer Steele who will also fly in from Canada specifically for the show. "I am glad to be a part of this show, as when I was a kid growing up, I was a fan of Peter Tosh, so I have to thank Promoter Worrel King for the opportunity to showcase my ability in my home land." Said Steele who has been honoured with several Canadian Music Awards.

Two of his most popular songs are "What's Wrong With We," a combination with George Nooks and "Silhouettes," a cover version.

Others down to appear on the show are Luciano, Bushman, Blendah, Etana, Leroy Sibbles, Dezi Boyd, Iley Dread, Rated R, Hero, X Factor, Edge Michael, Lil Joe, Aaron Silk, Jah Mason, Smokie Benz, Mackie Conscious, Ginjah, Iyah Blaze, Edi Fitzroy and Lymie Murray. Music will be provided by Melody One.





Passa Passa

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D' Angel2.jpgD'Angel flop big time in Canada. The annual History dance that was held in Toronto recently sell off! Yardflex understands that the place was corked as dancehall fans turned to enjoy themselves to the max.

Macka Diamond delivered big time but her parring P D'Angel was a total disaster. From what we hear no matter how hard she tried she just could not connect with the audience. Bwoy mi
shame, cause the people dem a Canada a sey she flop
big time.

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By: Joseph Cunningham

beenieman_rastingle.jpgA hearing in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon revealed that dancehall superstar Moses Davies, more popularly known as Beenie Man was never sued by the St. Andrew Parish Church located in Jamaica.

"The real purpose of the hearing was to ensure that the controversial footage in the video was handed over to the courts and as such alleviate any possibility of it being broadcast" explained Danielle Desulme, producer of the footage in the video titled "These Streets." "That is what happened and the issue is now resolved," she expounded.

Controversy has abounded since the St. Andrew Parish Church filed an injunction barring the broadcast of footage in the video which had been shot at a grave yard on the church compound. According to Desulme, the church had issues with the footage being aired after they had made the initial injunction. However, she explained that, "The real cause was not that the video production team had ignored the churches request, but instead it was that neither Beenie Man nor persons close to him had received a copy of the injunction on time, neither were they informed of the injunction at that point. It was a case of miscommunication on our part."





Busy Signal keeping the # 1 Spot Lock

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

busysignal.jpgTW LW WC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 12 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (4wks@#1) NM
02 2 14 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions NM
03 3 10 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records NM
04 4 9 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon NM
05 5 10 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment NM
06 7 9 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon U-1
07 8 6 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-1
08 9 9 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca U-1
09 6 15 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab(pp#5)D-3
10 11 4 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-1
11 10 21 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-1
12 12 24 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) NM
13 14 5 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-1
14 15 3 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-1
15 13 21 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-2
16 18 2 No Man-TOK-Don Corleon U-2
17 16 19 Gully Side - Mavado-Firelinks (pp#6) D-1
18 19 3 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceman U-1
19 20 2 Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G U-1
20 17 23 Dance-RDX featuring Jigsy-Apt 19(pp#3) D-3





2_Face.jpg2face Idibia whose real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia was reportedly shot by unknown assailants on Thursday past in Nigeria. The 32 year old hit maker whose famous single, "African Queen" has taken the world by storm, was taken to hospital in Lagos where he is now recovering.

According to eyewitness reports, the incident occurred while 2face Idibia was en route to his FESTAC Town, Lagos home from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. Around 3 gunmen approached the Honda vehicle the singer was in and ordered the occupants to open the doors. The witness reportedly said that it was while opening the car door that 2face Idibia was shot. This was his first time back home since winning the MOBO award on September 19.





Live Stream Of Jamaican Events

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Jam247.tv started streaming events from Jamaica and the Caribbean to the rest of the world. It all began Oct. 11 at www.jam247.tv at Bembe's 1 year anniversary LIVE from Kingston Jamaica. Did I mention it was also FREE. Make sure to sign up to get emails about our next LIVE stream event.





ENUR feat. Natasja - Calabria 2007

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Date: Wednesday, October 17th 2007

Time: 7pm -9pm

Place: Blue Mahoe Restaurant 243 East 14th Street (Between 2nd and
3rd Avenues) New York City

This Reception is made possible by GRACE Foods and Caribbean Food Delights

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Monday, October 15th @ info@tsoproductions.com





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'Vegas' song that has been lately released 'Must Come A Road' almost proved prophetic Tuesday October 10 in Fort Lauderdale while on a leg of his tour.

The singjay who was being transported by the promoter who had that leg of the tour found himself under close scrutiny by a black American Sheriff. A thorough search of the Benz uncovered that not only was it reported stolen, but a gun was also discovered in it! According to reports coming from sources close to Vegas, he saw his whole life flashed in front of him. Fortunately for him the American sheriff recognised the singjay and he escaped being arrested with the
other occupants of the car.

Also traveling in the vehicle was selector Hotterball who too escaped being arrested. Whew, talk about a close call!





YardFlex News Brief

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ninjaman_Dancehall2.jpgYardflex understands that the 'Original Don Gorgon' Ninja Man who has just returned to the island yesterday met in an accident today along the Junction Main Road. He, however received no injuries and is schedule to perform on Curefest this weekend.

Yardflex is happy to hear that the DJ is not hurt and wishes him all the best.

Yardflex advise all Jamaican to exercise caution when traveling on the road, in this inclement weather.





Women don't be fooled

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By Rootzgirl

The time has come to call a spade a spade and present women with some real home truths. I am tired of the many intelligent, independent women out there who are hanging on to these men, washing, cooking, cleaning and treating them like kings, clinging to the hope that one day they will marry them.

Grow up! Take the advise of my dearly departed grandmother, "if a man have cow a him yard, him doh need to buy milk!" In case you can’
't figure out what she means let me put it in blunt terms. You are home giving the man everything he needs. He has a ready punash, someone to
cook his meals, take care of his home and in some cases his children...hat hasn't he got that the married man has?

Absolutely nothing! The only difference is that one woman is wearing a ring and the other is offering all these services without any recognition. I am tired of women tying themselves down with men year after year while he feeds her one excuse after another promising that "as soon as he pays off his loans" or "when he is more financially secure" or the ultimate "he isn't ready yet."





dbrown.jpgThe world's love affair with Dennis Brown and Joe Gibbs gets a boost with the re-release of the Crown Prince's classic roots album, "Visions of Dennis Brown" and the innovative dub collection, "African Dub All Mighty – Chapters 1 –4" from Gibbs, the legendary reggae producer. As part of the 17 North Street imprint's "Reggae Rewind" series, these re-releases join the celebration of music recorded at Joe Gibbs famed studio.

Launched in 2007 by VP Records, the 17 North Parade imprint pays homage to the historic location of Randy's Record Mart, the premier recording studio and record shop in Kingston, and the Mecca for Reggae music between the late 60s and 70's – an era strongly represented in both re-releases.

"Vision" will be tweaked, especially for the "Reggae Rewind" series, with special extended versions of songs like, "Love Me Always," "Stay At Home," "Say What You Say” and "Repartriation." Recognized globally as one of Dennis Brown's best, the album is the biggest of his career and was instrumental in helping to establish the Joe Gibbs Studio as a dominant recording house in the 70s.





Yardflex News Brief

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macka-diamond-.jpgMacka Diamond and her publicist Ray Alexander are at odds!!!

Rumour has it that the two have severed ties. However, Ray Alexander says he has no idea what's happening because he hasn't seen Macka Diamond since she returned from Canada some three weeks ago.

He added that the Macka, who is reported to be doing her own booking, has not yet made it official that their working relationship is a thing of the past.

Attempts to get a comment from Macka Diamond were unsuccessful.

Ray Alexander has been Macka Diamond's publicist/booking agent for almost 3 years.

A who really write Macka Diamond book Bun Him?

Ever since the female DJ launched her novel Bun Him tongues have been wagging left, right and center about who really wrote the book. Some women while waiting in line at a popular bank had a field day speculating on the real author, "Yuh can stay dere meck dem tun yuh inna idiot, yuh believe a she really write deh book deh?"

"No sah, somebody ghost write it..." was the comment
from the other woman. This YardFlex reporter was on hand at a popular dance and again that was the topic under discussion with the overwhelming consensus being that someone else wrote the book. Well...all we can say is whether it was written by her
or not...the book a gwaan!

More Macka Passa Passa

Who is Macka Diamond really seeing? Just who is her upfront man? Well those questions cannot easily be answered as word is that she is along with Panther from Black Cat but then again, we hear that she is chasing "a young little boy dancer" so...stay tuned, we might just be able to solve this puzzle soon for you.

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Tarrus Riley - She's Royal

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Dainty Aisha Is More Than Blessed.

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Photography By: Marcus Thompson

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Name: Aisha Levy

D.O.B: July 27, 1983

Height: 5'9”

Weight: 145 lbs

Nationality: Jamaican

Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Career Goal: To be at a point where I can actually do something significant to help other nations.





THE CURE IS HERE!!

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edit_Curefest.jpgWith the recent release of "Freedom" his first single written and recorded in the 'free world', Jah Cure announces to the world: "Now the day has come you will see me again." And see him we will, for the first time in Jamaica, Cure will perform a full length set on Sunday, October 14 at Longing For the final night of the 3-day event aptly titled Curefest.

In celebration of Jah Cure's freedom, Danger Promotons, Iyah Cure Promotions and Brass Gate Promotions are throwing down this 3 day 3 venue extravaganza that goes from October 12 to the 14th. Starting off at the Starfish Trelawny Hotel with an all white affair on the Oct 12, the fest moves to Pier 1 in Montego Bay on October 13, then over to the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium on the final Sunday night, October 14.





Jah Cure facing resistance in Europe

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jahcure_yardflex.jpgHot on the heels of the promotion surrounding Jah Cure's British tour comes the news that a bitter row has broken out over the expected British tour of one of the world’s acclaimed reggae stars. In a story printed in the British Observer women's rights groups have expressed anger at the way that Cure - real name Siccature Alcock - has reassumed his celebrity status just months after being released.

According to the report - The Voice, the newspaper for Britain's black community, received complaints after it carried adverts for the tour. Campaigner Paulette Coombs urged people to protest outside Cure's tour venues, while others have demanded he donates some of the millions of pounds he is expected to make from his music to rape victims' charities. 'He is able to move on with his life,' Coombs told the newspaper. "Who cares about the young woman he raped?"

The victim, Suzanne Ferguson, who waived her anonymity to speak out after she heard Cure was due for release, told the Jamaican press last year: "Every time there is a lot of publicity about Jah Cure, I have even more flashbacks. Sometimes I am so afraid to leave my house. It seems to me that entertainers are more valued than everybody else in Jamaica and, as a woman, I feel seriously undervalued." She has claimed she was offered money by Cure's supporters to retract her claims.





Yardflex Passa Passa

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Beenie_&-Barbee.jpgPeople people Dah one ya is a HOT Yardflex Exclusive
One man up a de Range Rover car dealaship inna Bronx New Yaak sey - im spot Beenie Man wit Baabie...jus a walk roun an a size up de range rover dem!!

Yes a de same Docta wey dem a spred propaganda pan...a look range rova fe put Baabie coka-cola bakkle shape inna!!

People people listem mi good...oonu fe stop spread ruma! A couldn' de same Doc wey dem a chat bout pop dung inna Tayota Carolla and reh reh...a "wha- appen-to-dem."

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Howard University's Homecoming, October 12 – 20 will regrettably go on without Bounty Killer. "Double booked" – is the explanation, and the Killer will touch Connecticut in that time instead. Although seemingly falling apart for Howard organizers, things will pull together well with artistes like Marshal Monatana*, Akon and Missy Elliott, who are scheduled to perform at the Washington, DC affair.

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pdiddy.jpgChance Chapman Combs, Sean "Diddy" Combs' 5th child was announced first to the world by MediaTakeOut.com – that website claims. They have yet another "Diddy" tale to break today – and YUP it's another baby!! Rap mogul, Combs is said to be expecting baby number 6 in about 5 months.

In a reported exclusive, MediaTakeOut.com learned from a friend of the supposed new baby's mother, a 24 year old blond from Long Island, New York - that this pregnancy was scary for the woman at first, but she has decided after much difficult pondering, to keep the baby. The friend said both mom and baby are doing well both health wise and financially. "Everything is cool between the woman and Diddy, for now, but she want s to make sure things stay that way," the girlfriend reportedly disclosed. She said her pregnant friend hired a lawyer to "protect her child's interests."

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Story and Photography By: Alan Lewin

Dezi_Boyd4.jpgNew creation recording artiste, Desmond Boyd, more popularly known as Dez I Boyd, went on a promotional tour of Clarendon and Manchester on October 4, distributing several school supplies to children at May Pen Primary, Toll Gate All Age and Harmons Primary Schools. Dez I first visited the May Pen Primary School where he met with the principal Mrs. Saidie Comrie and other guidance counselors including his own sister, Cecile Boyd-Forbes who is also a teacher at the school.

Some of the items presented to the teachers and students were knapsack bags that flaunt Dez I's printed image on them, pencils, pens, notepads and stickers of Dez I Boyd's image. The entourage, which included his publicist, Bridgette Anderson, then journeyed to the Toll Gate All Age where they presented the same items at that school.

His final visit took him to his alma mater, Harmons Primary in Manchester. At Harmons, he received a warm welcome by the teachers, students, citizens and auxiliary staff. At Harmons Primary, he played games and sang his monster hit song, "Shake Up Yu Natty." In interacting with the very receptive audience at Harmons, Dez I asked some of the students to shake up their heads as if they were shaking their Natty Dread Locks. His including that bit of movement, went over very well. The children had the chance to participate in a song and dance contest for which winners were rewarded with a knapsack.





UNPROTECTED SEX IS A RISK...

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By: Amanda Spence

aids_logo.jpgThe onus is on each individual to minimize chances of contracting diseases like HIV/AIDS, by having protected sex unless absolutely sure of their partner's status – through testing.

Today a sad story (sad for both accused and alleged victims)emerged. It speaks of a 22 year old Miami Club Promoter, Elidor Kersaint, who has been in prison since June for the crime of having unprotected sex while knowing he is infected with HIV. Recently more women have come forward to bring evidence against Kersaint who was born to an HIV + mother and has reportedly been infected all his life.

The question posed in a report is, what deep pain caused Kersaint's insane denial...how was he counseled and prepared from childhood to live with his disease...and most importantly – how many other Kersaints are being ignored. How do we prepare our world so people living with HIV/AIDS (especially youth who contracted this disease from birth – through no action of their own) feel free to disclose without negative repercussions.





PASSA PASSA

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Yes people is anoda time for the dramatic happenings in the music bizz.

Beenieman2.jpgFirst of all people! How unuh a walk a road an a chatty chatty bout how the doc look mash dung? As recent as Friday night me deh a one spot a cool out, an ova hear a argument weh a man a seh how him si the 'doc', an Jah know seh nuh man weh ave money nuh fe look suh pop dung! Di man added that di doc pants foot look likena house, di way di doc mawga dung

Then mi hear seh a certain man si di same doc a drive a cheap car pon hope road last week! Mi hear seh di man push him head through the window an seh, "Wha doc! A dat yuh come to?" As expected the doc start trace him! Wow!!!

It really mean seh the angel run him head to a wreck? A dats why di big man start play wid Barbee doll like a baby?

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Secon pon mi list. Awha Macka Demon, sorry!!! A meant Diamond, an Stacious ave a di club wa dy yah? Mi hear she Stacious a drink har juice an chill wid har fren dem, wen Macka si har an a gwaan like shi waa juck har!! Mi hear seh wen Stacious ask di wild bush wha shia gwaan suh fa, di bush respon seh "eeh Stacious! Mi nuh inna nuh lyrical war, a guns an ammunition mi a deal wid!" Oooh boy!!!!

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People unuh need fi Big up the Portmore Empire, dem jus shot a medley a Big Ship Studio. Mi hear seh it sick!!

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An Mr. Lance from di sed Big Ship , yuh respec tall like palm tree. Walk good mi boss.

Unitil next time, lata mi peeps!!!!!!





Yardflex News

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foxybrown2.jpgFoxy Brown has a new website www.freefoxybrown.com where you can get the entire scoop about Foxy Brown from behind the bars.
Keep the faith and hold tight Foxy...Yardflex sends love and respect.

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Shaggy, Mr. Boombastic himself is back with a blazing new release. Tracks featured include the hit 'Church Heathen' as well as the new bubbler 'Bonafide Girl' featuring Rik Rok, on the
huge 'Shanty Town' Riddim. Other guest artists include, Sizzla, Collie Buddz, and Akon. Mr. Lover Lover always delivers and this album is no disappointment! Album will hit stores November 13th on VP records.

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Amina Blackwood-Meeks' son reportedly physically abused his girlfriend's sister and charges were filed against him and the accuser for assault. A frantically written and disturbing account from the female abuse victim has been circulating newsrooms recently. Attempts to reach the accused and the actual victim were futile at press time, but Yardflex would like all men who physically abuse women in their life to know that we do not support this cowardly act.

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kymani_new_series.jpgBET J invites viewers to tune in each week on Fridays, to witness the extraordinary life of reggae legend Bob Marley's son, Ky-mani Marley, in the reality style Fall programming entitled, "Living The Life Of Marley," that premieres on October 26, 2007 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

The invitation is for all to roll with Ky-mani as he gears up to launch his second long-anticipated CD, blazes through celebrity hot spots with his crazy entourage, prepares to reprise his memorable role as "Biggs" in the long-awaited sequel to successful indie film 'Shottas' and hits many concert stages bringing electrifying performances. Each electrifying episode will have viewers embracing everything Marley – the infectious natural vibes, the intriguing mystique and the rich musical legacy.

Solo Rubenstein is executive producer and the marathon viewing schedule is: Tuesday, November 16, 2007 at 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 17, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT





BET_ J_LOGO.jpgThis fall season, BET J launches a fresh, new slate of original shows, ground-breaking short films and returning favorites to explosively round out the year! Warming up the season, the digital cable channel delivers a sizzling menu of hot shows offering viewers a diverse mix of innovative, unique, and thought-provoking programs to keep viewers tuned in 24/7.

The month of October shines with an unmatched lineup of BET J shows guaranteed to entertain the masses. Kicking of the month are spectacular shows like TEARS, SHEARS & BEAUTY, a reality show granting an inside look at four hair stylists and four barbers' quest to compete at the International Hair Show; LIVING THE LIFE OF MARLEY starring Ky-mani Marley, the all-new, break-out reality show featuring Ky-mani Marley, son of reggae music legend Bob Marley; PARALLEL PATHS, an introspective show that bridges and parallels today’s hottest entertainment figures with their inspirational icons; REAL LIFE DIVAS, a returning BET J favorite that profiles beautiful African-American divas; THE BEST SHORTS, a BET J film showcase presenting the best in short films by emerging Black filmmakers; AFRICANA, a new series previewing African-themed films; and TIMELESS, the ultimate musical journey.

Tune in to BET J, the digital cable destination dedicated to providing a complete programming platform that encompasses all cultures, music and lifestyles for the mature viewer!





Busy Signal continues to hold down the #1 Spot

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By Richie B - host of "HOT MIX" on HOT 102 FM
TOP 20 DANCEHALL SINGLES

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01 1 11 The Days-Busy Signal-Daseca (3wks@#1) NM
02 2 13 Wine Pon It/Talk To Me-Munga- Casper Productions NM
03 6 9 Give It Up-Beenie Man feat Barbee-357 Records U-3
04 3 8 Conscience-Cham- Don Corleon D-1
05 7 9 Love Is Wicked-Brick & Lace- 180 Entertainment U-2
06 5 14 Bounce Along-Miss Triniti feat Edee-Unseen Lab D-1
07 8 8 Take My Place-Munga-Don Corleon U-1
08 10 5 Bubble Like Soup-Timber-Lee- Ward 21 U-2
09 9 8 What I'm Gonna Do-Bugle-Daseca NM
10 4 20 Caan Cool -Chuck Fender-Birchill Records (3wks@#1) D-6
11 14 3 Dem A Sissy-Assassin-Don Corleon U-3
12 11 23 Tease Her-Anthony B-Trinity 7 Records (2wks@#1) D-1
13 12 20 Back It Up -Beenie Man-357 Records (5wks@#1) D-1
14 16 4 Nah Go A Jail-Busy Signal-Jam 2 U-2
15 18 2 Tell Dem Don't Follow-Buju Banton-Heart of Love U-3
16 15 18 Gully Side - Mavado-Firelinks (pp#6) D-1
17 13 23 Dance-RDX featuring Jigsy-Apt 19(pp#3) D-4
18 - New No Man-TOK-Don Corleon
19 20 2 Crab Inna Barrel -Shane-O-Iceberg U-1
20 - New Me and My Dogs-Mavado- Baby G





By: Joseph Cunningham

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The Electric Slide is one of the biggest cross-over hits in the history of the Reggae genre, and music lovers across the world have embraced it as a party song. Marcia Griffiths, former backup vocalist for Bob Marley delivered the song that was written by Bunny Wailer, who in tandem with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh became famous as the "The Wailers."

According to Marcia, "There was never an official dance move that accompanied the song. Dancers in Jamaica developed various body movements in the clubs." One of the many dances became extremely popular and was accepted as the official dance.

The credit was claimed by Ric Silver, a Caucasian man, who has been very possessive! He insists that when done correctly the dance is comprised of 22 steps and not 18 as is practiced by many.





By: J. Koni

j_lo_&_omarion.jpgJennifer Lopez has produced a movie starred by current R&B hotshot Omarion, which infuses rap, reggae, dancehall and bomba; the combination which is known to create the reggaeton sound.

The movie titled, "Feel the Noise" infuses the scenes with a vibrant music in the background. The story features a youth (Omarion) who has ambitions of becoming a rap star and is faced with adversity. In the opening scene, he ends up in jail and is then sent to Puerto Rico to where his father lives; a man he does not know. He's dealing with a lot of issues inside of him, but finds solace in this new sound, reggaeton.

The movie is one that will appeal to young people especially and Omarion hopes it will have the impact intended. "No matter what barriers there are and no matter what's in front of you, you conquer your dreams! I want young people and everyone to take that from this, because sometimes people feel like it's too late. And it's never too late to follow your dreams," he told reporters.

In related news, the singer is about to release "The Face Off" album featuring fellow young sensation, Bow Wow. "We went on four 'sold out' tours back-to-back, before we did 'Let Me Hold You,' which was a Top Five single. We just feel like this is a great opportunity for our fans to merge. We both could’ve done our own solo albums, but we wanted to do something different and exciting."





By: J. Koni

seanpaul_beyonce.jpg"Baby Boy," a 'musical anthem,' which arguably helped boost the superstardom of Jamaican Reggae singer Sean Paul, is currently the talking point the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court received a copyright infringement case yesterday filed by a woman claiming that Beyonce Knowles' 2003 hit featuring Sean Paul, illegally uses lyrics from her song "Got a Little Bit of Love for You."

Jennifer Armour of Shakopee, Minnesota had a similar lawsuit dismissed by a Houston judge previously, but it is reported that she feels her case should be heard by a jury, and hence proceeded to appeal further.

Beyonce did not attend Wednesday's hearing, which took place before a three-judge panel.

Dana Kirk, Armour's attorney told the judges that an expert analyzed Armour's slow and melodic version alongside Knowles' song featuring Sean and that the two are substantially similar.

However, Knowles representative, Cynthia Arato said the standard for copyright cases is what an ordinary person hears, not an expert's analysis.

The judge who heard the case in Houston last year had ruled the two songs were "substantially dissimilar."





African Queen - 2 Face Idibia

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By: Elizabeth Smith
Photography By: Omar Burgess

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Dez I tore up the place on Sunday, September 30 at Club Amnesia in Ocho Rios. It was the traditional Sunday night dancehall party that doubles as a dance competition and features upcoming and established artistes. Sunday's "Juicilicious" party was hosted by Stacious the wicked DJ and it was presented in collaboration with Juice TV and Rodeo Energy Drink.

'Working' his new album, "Give Thanks For Life," Dez I stole the show with his strong and captivating performance. His fast paced calypso number went over very well with the audience as did the well known numbers, "She Got It," "Essence" and "Shake Up Yu Natty."

Lil' Joe, well known for his hit single, "Not Good At All," was also able to get the audience moving and grooving. Singing his popular single, that speaks to what's good about a bad man, put club patrons where Little Joe wanted them, and the rest was smooth sailing, as the 'fresh yet seasoned' young lyrical whiz kept it real and got resounding "Forwards!"

Cashew Man and Junior Tiger were other performers featured that night and they were also crowd pleasers – as were the many dancers on hand for the popular competition.





Keri Paige and Computer Paul discuss new project

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By: Alan Lewin

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"The prodigal daughter has returned home." Those are the words from Paul Henton, better known as 'Computer Paul' in the music business, upon seeing Kerri Paige, who visited him recently at his Riverside Studio in Harbour View. Computer Paul recorded four songs for Paige between the late 90’s and early 2000s.

The veteran producer has worked with some of the biggest names in reggae music, picking up several awards. His most recent was in Manhattan, New York, for work done on Akon's album, "Mama Africa." Tanya Mullings was on hand to present Computer Paul with his award.

His latest project is a rhythm called "Hypocrite" and it features many artistes like, Norris Man, Singing Melody, Galawasp, Fred Locks, Bushman and new sensation – Tarry.

At the moment negotiations are taking place to re-launch Paige's career, with Computer Paul planning to record her once again.





The Doctor says sorry to Christians and Church

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Beenieman.jpgPopular dancehall entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis sent out his humble public apologies yesterday, to the members of the St. Andrew Parish Church, the Christian fraternity, and relatives of deceased whose remains are interred in the church's cemetery.

This follows an injunction taken out by church lawyers on September 28, barring defendants, Beenie Man and his production team from publishing, broadcasting or releasing a video filmed at the cemetery, for publication or broadcast in any audiovisual media, the music video films or other visual images recorded by said production team.

The entertainer said he is emphatically sorry about the misunderstanding that has arisen and wants the Christian fraternity, who are incensed about the videotaping, to know that he would never knowingly do anything demeaning to offend Christian or any other doctrine.

Not seeking and acquiring permission to film at the cemetery, is what got Beenie Man and crew in the hot water to begin with. The defendants are barred by the courts from showing the video or any parts of it that have aspects of the Church yard and cemetery depicted, for a period of 28 days. Every part of the video has been not only halted for publication but also ordered turned over to the court until an October 11th Supreme Court hearing.





Kevin Federline gets temporary custody in LA courts

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By: Amanda Spence

britneyspears.jpgOn Monday, Britney Spears temporarily lost custody of her two sons, Sean Preston, 2 and Jayden James, 1 after a court battle with Kevin Federline, her ex-husband. Judicial sources reportedly quoted court documents that outlined, Federline "is to retain physical custody of the minor children on Wednesday October 3, 2007 at 12:00pm until further order of the court."

Spears, 25 and Federline, 29, finalized their divorce at the end of July, but were experiencing difficulties with the arrangements made for temporary shared custody of their sons with allegations floating around the Federline camp that Spears was an unfit mother. The singer and dancer who recently had a month-old contract cancelled with her management company following the hugely criticized public display at the MTV Music Video Awards show, has been making attempts to rebuild her career and salvage her image. All this in the lead up to her November album release; however, this new twist in her step puts a damper on her new strides.





Incarcerated Foxy Brown links up with Mavado

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movado_foxy.jpgHaving only been inconvenienced recently in Canada and not jacked up, stripped or mobbed, as is the popular opinion – 'Gangsta for Life,' Mavado was back in studio last week to record a track for incarcerated rapper, Foxy Brown's upcoming album, set to drop in November. It is official, that Mavado’s possessions were stolen by unscrupulous persons, reportedly connected to the Toronto hotel he stayed in. This incident was just another stumbling block and has effectively been overcome.

So "Feisty Foxy" and de 'Gangsta for Life,' have a tentative title for the new collaboration - "Fire." It was recorded at DASECA's studio with Koch Records' Bob Perry as producer. A report explained how Foxy planned this collaboration for some time now, shouting out Mavado on the intro and laying down her verses around 2 months ago.

"Foxy had been in dialogue with my manager for some time now talking about doing the track," said Mavado. "You know Foxy's a hothead so the combination with me and her was fire!"





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Beenie Man, Ninja Man, Tony Matterhorn and veteran selector David Rodigan are joining the lineup of top selectors from around the world to celebrate the 10th anniversary and final staging of World Clash New York – entitled, "Game Over." Founded by Irish and Chin Inc., the highly anticipated meeting of "toppa notch" selectors and sounds, will be held at Amazura in Queens, New York, on November 24, 2007. This event is set to mark the end of an era.

"We are extremely ecstatic about closing out World Clash in style, as these past ten years have been quite rewarding," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne, Irish and Chin, Inc. "Our dedicated fans deserve to experience the best in sound clash entertainment, while being a part of history."

World Clash New York revolutionized sound system (DJ) competitions and the sound clash arena as a whole. "Game Over" is expected to attract a diverse audience of clash lovers as well as those not particularly fond of sound clashes, with its champion features and driving dancehall rhythms.





Bold Sexy Chiney Tereza with Jamaican Flavor

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NAME: Tereza Buddasingh

DOB: December 29, 1982

WEIGHT: 114LBS

NATIONALITY: Chinese, Indian, Jamaican

LOCATION: Hollywood, FL

CAREER GOAL: To become an entrepreneur





elephantman.jpgCurrently being witch hunted by gay rights groups in Canada while on a tour that ends Friday October 5, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Elephant Man will brush all that off his shoulders to join some of the youngest folk in the US reggae music industry to call themselves veterans.

Adamari Studios, a production empire committed to the immediate and long-term reinvention of mainstream reggae, dancehall and hip hop will have the 'Energy God' and the lyrical genius of their own breakthrough artiste Richie Kupone as special guests at their night of jubilation. Recognized mainly as concert promoters, especially following the recordbreaking audience that attended their summer season Seabreeze Reggae Festival, Adamari is a bigger experience that will be celebrated at an official launch and appreciation gala on October 23. Queen Mary Grand Salon in Long Beach, California, is the venue where this rising musical empire will throw down their party.





DuaneStephenson_SEPT 30.jpgDuane 'Soul Roots' Stephenson is truly a fresh ray of light on the Jamaican reggae music scene. Formerly of To-Isis, Stephenson's solo career is now in the making and this lyrically fit and powerful performer has just released his debut album, "From August Town." Released on the VP label, the album features mostly new material with a few familiar tracks. "I would love for people to sit, watch and listen to good music without violence without hate. Music that fills you with love and hope," Stevenson remarked, in explaining his vision behind the album and its 'star' track, "Fairy Tale."

"Fairy Tale" is one of the best tracks on the album with meaningful lyrics and a strong rhythm. It is a soothing ode to the struggles of life and is aimed at inspiring the oppressed and disheartened. Reggae horns icon Dean Fraser is credited for forging this hit with his excellent composition and arrangements. Oral Napier directed the video for "Fairy Tale" that features Lamont Savary on acoustic guitar. The video was shot in Kingston and successfully mirrors the message that the song conveys.





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