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Jamaican Man cheats on Girlfriend with a Male!

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The picture showing the contents of an x-rated email sent from the employee of a popular local company to his gay lover has been making its rounds online. The email, dated May 7, was captured in the form of a photograph which also shows the name and logo of the company along with the employee's name and position at the company.

The explicit email speaks about the employee having unprotected sex with his male counterpart and also shows the response of his lover who compares the experience to that of a named woman.

It is unclear who took the picture of the email and how the details of the steamy affair got into the public's domain.

The correspondence begins with the employee stating in the email; "I really enjoyed ... u and I (am) daydreaming about it constantly ... simply amazing .... the highest feeling ever, plus the skin to skin made me .... so quick .... can't wait for the next round."

In response to the personal message, his male lover wrote from a personal email address, "Hurt but i'll be ok ... If you never had basketball I would soooooo ... Now I really know I'm ...... than (name of woman)."

Beenie Man on Rupaul gay show





Rayted Defends Dancehall with 'Unfair'

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There is an ugly scar on the left side of the face of dancehall artiste, Rayted. The artiste received the slash when he heroically came to the aid of a young child who was being bullied by an older child who wanted to steal his marbles.

Rayted wears his scars proudly. He is no hero and is far from perfect, but he has a habit of getting into trouble for defending what he believes to be right.

"It happen when I was 12, and did ah go Melrose All Age. An older bwoy,was trying to steal marbles from a young yute, and mi a defend it, ah mi lickle friend, and me and dem par, and the yute use a knife and slice mi face. Mi just did a look out fi the yute, and all mi get fi mi troubles was a bag juice and a banana chips, but mi did haffi deal wid da yute de wicked after, him violate," Rayted said laughing.

The artiste was born Tegana Lloyd Hemmings and he grew up in the tough streets of Clifton Road in Kingston 13, and gravitated between Chisholm Avenue and Ricketts Close, where his mother currently resides.

Fast forward 15 years and he is now taking on the Jamaican government with his scorching hot single, 'Unfair' that has been bombarding FM radio into submission over the last two weeks. The single, an unapologetic hard-hitting demand from the government to desist from enforcing the Night Noise Abatement act in a way that cripples economic benefits derived from dances held in tough, urban inner-city communities.

"The song ah get crazy play, mi love how the selectors in the streets ah endorse it as well. Right now, this song ah the anthem inna Chisholm, every yute a sing it," Rayted said.

"We anno hero but we need fi tek on the ting 'cause the yutes dem need fi know say a pure unfairness a gwaan inna the country because soca can go all night till morning, we nah see it ah lock off. There is no time line pon soca but there is one on dancehall, dem even waan lock it off before the time, and that's unfair. The garrison youths dem will party or do weh dem no waan do," he said.

He recently signed a booking and recording deal with Mario 'Mario C' Campbell of 357 Records /Jamhouse Records who will manage the 27 year-old youngblood's career.

"I heard his voice on a ringtone on my barber's phone, Dwayne formerly of Avery's, and I decided I wanted to meet him. We arranged a meeting, and signed him within a week because he has a powerful sound, an amalgamation of Octane, Kartel, Mavado and Chronixx, and he is focused. We're going to do great things with him," Mario C said.

Written and produced by Mario C, 'Unfair' has fast become one of the songs at the forefront of a new movement to get the Night Noise Abatement Act modified to allow sound systems to play an additional hour until 3 a.m.

"Ricky Trooper has endorsed the song, it is going to be the anthem that will push his lobby to get one more hour added to the cut off time of the Noise Abatement Act stipulations. All we need is one more hour," a passionate Rayted said.

Another song to look out for is 'Forward', which appeals to the public to change the negative mentality of the dancehall going public that seem to reward slackness, gun worship intolerance and sexual immorality.

"Dem nah money pull up the right song, government fi stop tief from the poor, ah dat fi get forward, mama fi stop sleep pon floor, that fi get forward, and we need more time inna dancehall, dat fi get forward," Rayted said.

The song are generating major buzz in the underground dancehall.

"When mi de a Clifton Road, dem see me , dem say Mr Law which come sfrom Unfair, and when mi go round a Ricketts Close, where mi mother live, dem say 'Forward' because the video shoot round there...people ah gravitate to the song dem," he said.

He has performed it at Pull Over Mondays at 53 Waltham Park Road and Nature Fridays on Spanish Town Road, close to Greenwich Farm, and both times received excellent feedback.

"Right now, mi ready fi tek this message to the world, mi haffi big up Mario C fi the support," he said.

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Flippa Moggla Back in the USA?

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Dancehall artiste Flippa Mogga is reportedly in the United States after he was shipped out a few months ago.

The artiste appeared on Entertainment Report a few weeks ago and told media personality Anthony Miller, that he was involved in some problems with the U.S authorities and had to return to Jamaica for awhile.

However, several critics of the dancehall artiste were quick to point out that Flippa was unable to travel and would never set foot in the USA again. Well apparently, they couldn't be more wrong.

The good news for Flippa Moggla comes just days after he was involved in a near fatal motor vehicle accident in Mandivelle, which left his Porche motor car in shambles.




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Dancehall recording artiste, Adijah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital this morning after complaining about chest pains.

Patients visiting the hospital flocked to a section of the institution to get a glimpse of artiste who has been incarcerated without trail for over two years.

After leaving the hospital building in handcuffs, Kartel was whisked away in a grey Nissan police motor vehicle.

According to reports, Vybz Kartel was taken to the X-ray department of the hospital.

Vybz Kartel needs jah love tuneeee





Gun Charge dropped against Buju Banton!

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Buju Banton is now celebrating after a Florida federal judge, yesterday, threw out the gun possession charge arising from his drug conviction two years ago.

But, Imhotep Alkebu-Lan, co-counsellor for the embattled reggae star, real name Mark Myrie told media Buju has 14 days to decide his next move.

Buju was in court seeking a new trial based on allegations that jury fore-woman Teri Wright violated the judge's orders in his February 2011 drug trial.

US District Court Judge, James S. Moody Jr, allowed Buju's conviction to stand but threw out the gun conviction which would have given the artiste an additional five years in prison.

"He (Buju) is now in the deliberation phase and is weighing his options to decide his next move," said Alkebu-Lan.

Moody also instructed prosecutors to bring contempt charges against Wright after accepting she did independent research and also provided the court with an incorrect hard drive for examination.

Compromised decision

The judge found that Moody discussed her findings from the independent research with other jurors, but that it was not possible to say if that had influenced the jury's decisions.

This information came to light after she did a newspaper interview in October 2012.

A computer forensics expert later testified that the hard drive that Wright submitted came from a desktop computer that sat idle from May 2010 to June 2011, a time frame that included the trial and its aftermath.

If found guilty, Wright could face fines and up to six months in prison.

Alkebu-Lan said Banton and his team had 14 days to make an appeal, whilst the prosecutors had 30.

Fantan Mojah - Rasta Got Soul [Official Music Video HD]





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Tommy Lee Sparta has officially launched his own dancehall team called the Spartan Army and a recording label, Guzu Musiq.

"Mi a build a Spartan Army right now. It important to have yuh own thing to add more to what yuh personally have out there. The label is Guzu Musiq and we sign four artistes, Jimbo Sparta, Destiny Sparta them a represent fi Montego Bay, as well as Stylish and Tabeta Cshae," Tommy Lee said. Well, Charley did have him three Angels don't? Three real bad gyal. Yuh nuh watch the movie? A suh dem three girl yah bad. Mi can't wait fi di world see them. When the video drop next week yuh will see wah a de pree," Tommy Lee says people have been asking to book his artistes.

"Request a come in fi dem already and we just a do production wi nuh reach promotion yet. The song weh name Di Creature the video a premiere in a few days. It a get a whole heap a attention since it drop. Mi three Spartan Angel them have a song on the same Creature rhythm too, and it name Real Bad Gyal it a shot same speed. The video fi dat shoot too so it's gonna be another Spartan summer," he said.

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For Destiny Sparta, her experience of being in the Spartan Army has been outstanding so far.

"It's a very good experience. Tommy Lee and I have been friends for years and nothing nuh change, he is always humble. The new members are like family and Tommy Lee is real hands on. He is in the studios with us most of the time to ensure that we are comfortable and happy," Destiny said.

Tommy Lee is booked to perform at Sumfest on dancehall night.
Tommy Lee Ft. Destiny Tabeta & Stylish - Real Bad Gyal (Raw) - Di Creature Riddim - June 2013




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Dancehall duo Twin of Twins, Dr Cooper and King Jammys have firmly defended Jamaican music in light of National Security Minister Peter Bunting's goal to send artistes and producers to prison for producing songs with violent content.

"They just keep going and going against the music. The Government should clean up their governing body, the dirty politics and how they run this country. They should clean up the 'wild-wild west' attitude they instilled in the people through political warfare and stop using the music as a scapegoat, because that is what is going on. Music is not the element of society that is not paying the teachers and nurses, music is not the element of society that is enforcing wage freezes on hardworking people, music is not responsible for unemployment ... in fact, it reduces that. Music does not control the ports through which guns are allowed to run freely and music is not responsible for the corrupt police. Once again, they are using ignorance to make their decisions. The music is a mirror of society. What you get from the music is what you put in, and if you break the mirror the problem will still exist. The music can only be cleaned if society is clean. To me, this is mostly a cultural difference between the lower class and upper class, and at present, many Jamaicans are not seen as being important if they don't have the right last name," Curly Lox said.

University of the West Indies professor, Carolyn Cooper, says not every song is intended to be violent.

"One of my issues is that some of the very violent-sounding music is not meant literally. Sometimes when we use language it is not always literal. For example, if somebody says 'kill yu wid it', would that be something that is banned? We have to be cautious of how we take things literally," she said, and a similar sentiment was shared by King Jammys who said.

"It all depends; if the music is influencing a bad thing, I am not in support of it. But at the same time, some things shouldn't be taken literal. When I say I am going to kill you with music, you can stand up in front the sound box and nobody nah guh dead. But if a man seh him a guh kill yu with a gun or a knife I don't support that," King Jammys said.

Also fighting against the music is Senator Dr Christopher Tufton who said the Government should consider enacting laws to counter the influence of popular culture in promoting crimes such as lottery scamming.

He also drew example with Vybz kartel's song Scamming, a song which was produced long after scamming was popular in Jamaica.

Jah Vinci Ft. Twin Of Twins-Jah is {VYBZ KARTEL DISS FEBRUARY 2013}


GarrIzon- Nuh Watch Gyal (Rum Fire Riddim)





SkyGrass Announces KING Album Release Party!

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For Immediate Release: SkyGrass Announces KING Album Release Party!

Greetings!

After many hours of songwriting, recording and perfecting instrumentals in studio, SkyGrass (formerly Blu Grass in the Sky) is proud to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album entitled, "I AM KING". The band has partnered with Jordan Weller of Collaborative Events (3Bs), Zen Events to put on what may prove to be the party to launch the summer! 

The event will take place on June 29th, 2013 at the Spartan Courtyard (Brompton Rd.) Kingston, Jamaica and will see live performances from SkyGrass. The show will be featuring a bevy of songs from the album, a fusion of the drum and bass rhythms of reggae music, the high flying energy of rock guitar, and the street flavoured lyrical delivery of Jamaican Dancehall.


A Solid Line-up

The event will boast a solid line-up with performances by Stephen Newland of the celebrated reggae group Rootz Underground and rising reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid. Much more than a concert, the Spartan Courtyard, an oasis in Kingston, will come alive to the sounds of DJ Richie Ras spinning into the night. VIP ticket holders will be treated to backstage access as well as free drinks all night long. But the event will leave no one empty handed! All ticket holders will go home with the SkyGrass album as a free gift on entry.

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I AM KING

Poised for take-off, the Kingston-based SkyGrass is comprised of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Simon Samuel, guitarist Rasheed McCallum and drummer Suane Brown. The band plays a key role in the resurgence of live music among Kingston's youth. Giving critically acclaimed performances at various venues, including the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival (2010 and 2011) where they opened the main stage for Maroon 5.

Written and produced by lead-singer Simon Samuel, the album has already received the thumbs up from Reggae Industry stalwarts. "I AM KING" is about claiming your destiny, knowing that you are supposed to be here and you were created by the many moments leading up to this BIG moment. If it had not been ordained how could it be so?" was Simon's explanation of the album title.


For the Press:

We would like to offer you a press pass and a coupon for complementary drinks at the event as well as a complementary pass to share with your audience.

Please find all of the details attached, including the band's bio, social media links, photographs of the band, and a flyer promoting the release party. If you need more information, would like to interview the event organizer, or the band prior to the event please feel free to contact us at 876-408-3126

Please RSVP by email to blubooking@gmail.com to be added to our guest list. 

Download link for Band Photos: 


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Recent Notable Shows:

- Water the Roots (alongside Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley and Cherine Anderson)

- Cosmic Rotation ( alongside Leftside, Kelissa and Zia Benjamin)

- Earth Hour Concert (alongside Jah9, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid)

- Mahima (alongside Beenie Man, Iwayne, Alaine, Jesse Royal)

- Gungo Walk Festival


Coming up:

- Mission Catwalk Finale Show at Trident Castle

- Miss Jamaica World Eliminations


Social Media Links:

Twitter: @SkyGrass




Snoop Lion outsells other Reggae artistes!

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Despite becoming a rastafarian and only doing reggae for just some months, rapper-turned-reggae artiste Snoop Lion has been enjoying strong presence on all the major reggae charts.

After releasing La La La that was done by Diplo and Major Lazer in June, Snoop managed to get a top spot on iTunes.

While many local artistes are hardly seen on major charts, Snoop's Reincarnated album that was released in April this year has definitely been maintaining a presence on major charts. Of 22 countries featured in the iTunes Store for Top 10 Reggae Albums, Reincarnated was placed in the top 10 for more than 50 per cent of the countries.

Doing well

In the United States and Belgium, the Reincarnated Deluxe Version took the number one spot. The album placed at number three for France, fourth for Germany and Spain, seventh in Belgium, second in Canada, ninth in Finland, fifth in Italy, third in Luxembourg and Switzerland, sixth in Netherlands and Portugal and eighth in Norway.

But iTunes is not the only chart that Reincarnated has been doing well on, as it is currently number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart after being on the chart for nine weeks. This chart records the week's top-selling reggae albums, ranked by sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The album also peaked at number 16 on Billboard 200, which measures the top-selling album among all genres.

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Flo Rida confirmed for Reggae Sumfest

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Summerfest Productions, organisers of the "Greatest Reggae Show on Earth" - Reggae Sumfest has announced the addition of international hip-hop mogul Flo Rida to the line up for International Night 1 on Friday, July 26 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.

Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director of Summerfest Productions, expressed that he is impressed by Flo Rida's catalog of hits. "Flo Rida is a great complement to this year's show, he has done very well over the past few years with a lot on internationally recognised hits. We are really glad to have him on the show, he will be bringing the full experience to the festival, full band, dancers and everything, so it's a big full show on International Night 1."

Nominated for six Billboard Awards in 2013; and with hits such as Whistle and I Cry from his fourth studio album Wild Ones, Flo Rida is expected to attract droves of patrons to the second city for the 21st staging of the Festival.

Wild Ones (originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2) was released in July 2012 and has debuted four singles from the album on the Billboard top 10 with the track Whistle holding the #1 spot in 20 countries, including the United States. Good Feeling peaked at #3 in the US and topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Scotland and the UK while making the top five in nine other countries. Other hits from the album receiving much rave across the world are Right Round ft. Kesha, Elevator ft. Timberland and In the Ayre ft. Will. I. Am.

Quite an extensive traveller, Flo Rida states this will be his first ever performance in the island. "Over the last few years, I've been everywhere -- Africa, Japan, Greece, South America, Russia, the Middle East, Australia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia; but never to Jamaica. I am excited," says the hip-hop sensation. The chart topper will share the stage with Jamaican reggae legends Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley and others on the Festival's International Night 1.

The star studded line-up this year, will showcase the young and dynamic hit makers emerging today, including Grammy Award winning R&B singer Miguel, reggae artistes; Damian " Jr. Gong " Marley & The Ghetto Youths International Crew, Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Nature, and dynamic performers No-Maddz. Dancehall newcomers Baby Tash and Blade are preparing to wow Sumfest audiences alongside young stars like; Tommy Lee, Popcaan, Aidonia, QQ, RDX and not to mention headliners Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, I-Octane and more.

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Reggae Sumfest kicks off with the Beach party on Sunday, July 21 and continues with Dancehall Night and International Nights 1 and 2 from July 25 to 27. The 2013 staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and Courts, Grand Palladum, Half Moon, Holiday Inn and Round Hill Hotel.

Tickets for show nights are now available online on the website http://www.reggaesumfest.com/ or visit for updates www.facebook.com/reggaesumfest.


Flo Rida Song List
Club Can't handle me (feat David Guetta)
Low (feat T.Pain)
Right Round (feat Kesha)
Whistle
Elevator 


For More Information Contact:

Carlette DeLeon
Headline Entertainment

Jamaica: 
8 Haughton Avenue, Kingston 10,
Jamaica WI
Tel: 876.469.4577, 876.754.1526 ,
Fax: 876.906.3634

US: 
221 South State Road 7, MB# 4237
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317, USA
Tel: 305.748.4602




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Popular dancer Keiva went to Bounty Killer's party without panties. The dancer is known to push the envelope where fashion is concerned, however this marks the first time that she has be caught on camera panty-less.

The dancer was definitely the cameraman's favorite for the majority of the night. If it makes you feel any better it was a dancehall setting and dancehall is known for sexually suggestive clothing. Still don't feel any better? Well it was a beach party. If you are yet to feel better too well at least we tried.

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Keiva's latest dance video





Jamari Makes Waves with M.O.N.E. Why Single

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Dancehall-reggae singer Jamari is a firm believer in the power of the mind and what it can create with active faith.  Ever since he was a teenager, he loved music, however, when he saw the financial struggles of his parents, he was determined to make it in the corporate world but, as fate would have it, it is in the music industry where he has made a mark, showing that his dreams can become a reality.

This 22 year-old young blood is generating a major buzz in the world of dancehall-reggae with his breakout single, 'M.O.N.E Why' on the OD Records label.

"The song is in rotation four to five times a day on the radio in Jamaica, my friends are happy for me, whenever they hear the song on the radio, they call me, everybody is excited," he said.

Award-winning director Jay Will shot the video for 'M.O.N.E Why' last week in Montego Bay, Jamari is moving full speed ahead to kick off his own label, Reid Music.

"The video shoot was great, fancy cars, a yacht, pretty girls, it was a great look in the city of Montego Bay," Jamari said. 

Born Jamari Reid, he grew up in community of Falmouth Gardens in the Georgian town of Falmouth in Trelawny. He attended Cedric Titus High where he focused on academics, especially electrical engineering. Upon graduating, his parents were unable to source the funds for his tertiary education. His mother works odd jobs as a waitress while his father,  a well-known detective from kingston that worked in parish of Trelawny.

"When I left school, my parents said they would find the money to continue my education, but it was not to be. So I did the next best thing, I got a nine to five, first, I was a ramp attendant at an airport but my salary was small and any money I got, I gave to my granny and my mother," he said.

Frustrated, he decided to enter the training programme at a hotel as an entertainment co-ordinator.

"I did really well, my supervisors said my results during training was extraordinary , but in the end, I was never hired...it was very disappointing at the time but knew what is to be will be" he said.

Then fate struck in 2009. One night, he was out partying with friends when there was a deejay competition in the Falmouth square.

"The first prize in the contest was 50,000, and my friends pushed me to enter, I went up and did a freestyle and bussed the placed, and came second. I got 15,000," he said, laughing.

Emboldened by his good showing, Jamari then took off for Kingston, determined to link up with the most popular producer in Jamaica.  Fastforward a couple of years, and he recorded  the single , 'M.O.N.E Why' for OD Records in Papine, St. Andrew. Jamari then started to experiment with different genres, working to fine-tune a sound he dubs 'dancehall jazz'. Other songs such as the brilliantly conceived 'One More Time' and the spiritually-charged 'Me Believe' show that Jamari is one of the fierce young voices emerging out of dancehall-reggae today. Now, with the assistance of a mentor, Jamari is starting to put it all together. 

"My mentor saw something different in me, and in time we built a rapport.  My mentor realised that I have a true passion and talent for doing music and when she heard my songs, she saw something special. Music is my passion, so she has decided to help me fulfil that potential. I want to develop and create a whole new sound for dancehall. I have a vision and all I need is the right producers and the right team to make it a reality," he said. 

Open your mind. Jamari will follow.




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Grammy nominated, Billboard chart topping and Icon of reggae and dancehall Bounty Killer and reggae artiste I-Octane have teamed up for a collab to called "Double Trouble".

Since Double Trouble spilled on the Internet, the song has garnered thousands of views via viral videos on youtube. The single was produced by Grammy award winner Buju Banton's eldest son Markus Myries who who heads his own successful Markus Records label and has been delivering a succession of hits productions who have charted both locally and internationally.

The Digicel and Busta soft drink brand ambassador I-Octane who has been busy in studio and with worldwide performances is gearing up for his new venture when he teams up with RepJA to launch shirt.

The I-Octane & Bounty Killer "Double Trouble" single produced by Markus Records is available on itunes and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.

I-Octane & Bounty Killer - Double Trouble - June 2013





Assassin Teams up with Kanye West!

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Dancehall artiste Assassin has been featured on Kanye West's upcoming Yeezus.

The song called I'm In It, sees Assassin delivering his hard hitting lyrics to the beat of the multi-platinum and multiple time Grammy Award winner.

Assassin explained.

"Kanye's production was there working on a summer project and wanted some verses from dancehall artistes, and I was one of the artistes selected. I spat some verses, some with and some without music. I got a call in January and I was told he liked what he heard and I'd be hearing from them soon in order to do a bit more work. What it means for my career really is a reinforcement that I am a diverse artiste who isn't limited to a specific genre or type of music. I believe in being creative, and working with Kanye's team was one of those great opportunities," he told THE STAR, adding that he is open to any other such opportunities.

Assassin is currently booming on local radio stations with his current hit single Shell. The song is featured on JA Productions Afterlife rhythm.

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Kanye West recently got his first child via his fiancé, sextape/ reality tv star Kim kardashian.

Kanye West - I'm in it (Yeezus)





Reasons to be mad at Veronica Campbell Brown?

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  1. She is the most achieved female Jamaican sprinter... she wasn't hungry.
  2. She puts Jamaican athlete in a negative light.
  3. The credibility of our greatest athletes are now under more scrutiny.
  4. If she is getting old she should simply bow out gracefully.
  5. When you represent a country, your actions determine how the country is perceived.
  6. We can't be bashing the rivals for one thing then end up doing the same thing.
  7. If it were the Americans, Jamaicans would be ready to cast stones against them.




Flippa Moggla Involved in Serious Car accident!

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Dancehall artiste/promoter, Flippa Moggela, was involved in a near deadly car crash this morning in Manchester.

According to sources, the artiste was returning to Kingston from a party and was possibly under the influence of alcohol.

The artiste is said to be recuperating from his injuries. The repair the car is estimated to cost him millions.

Some people actually a rejoice mi hear? Don't be so quick to judge somebody... a life is a life... get well soon Flippa.

Flippa Moggela aka Flippa Mafia- Hear Mi Hear But Mi Nuh Care (Official Video)





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As summer approaches the battle for the season's break out single is intensifying with various dancehall/reggae artistes penning their versions in search of that illusive summer smash hit. ANG (Alliance Next Generation) recording artiste and protégé of dancehall legend Bounty Killer, Patexx has however narrowed the search after releasing what may be the summer anthem for 2013. Fittingly titled Red Party Cup the track was produced by Studio Vibe Production and is already enjoying heavy rotation on local and international radio as well as in the dancehall.

According to Studio Vibe Production's publicist Karl Durrant the label is keen on creating a buzz for the summer, "the plan is to officially introduce the label to the public this summer by releasing songs that are appropriate for the season and this track is one of them. Patexx is a very talented artiste and this song has a great hook that everyone can sing along to and the riddim is also fantastic so its definitely in the runnings for summer song of 2013 even though it's still very early in the season" stated Durrant.

Studio Vibe Production which is headed by producers Oliver Wright and Adrian Jones will be releasing another project in the middle of June entitled the Jet Stream Riddim which will feature artistes such as I-octane, Munga, Alkaline and new artist Sqeel.

Patexx, Bencil And Navino - Gyal Dem Sexy(Official HD Video)





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Capleton gets pushed during show @ Reggae in the Hills on 6/8/2013





Sly & Robbie Present: Danielle DI The Rebel

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Legendary production duo, Sly and Robbie are celebrating the release of their most recent project, The Rebel. The pioneers of rockers and Rub A Dub have fused their unique sounds with the vocals of dancehall bombshell, Danielle DI. The Rebel is Danielle DI's debut album, constructed to showcase her to the world.

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"It's an immense opportunity to work with Taxi Records and One Pop Music. Sly and Robbie have worked with the best in the music industry on an international scale, from Britney Spears, Madonna, Mick Jagger, No Doubt to Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff and Shabba Ranks, so I feel blessed. The tracks are very different, it's far from what you would expect from a dancehall artiste, its more world music. If you don't have a passion for genuine, authentic music you wont be able to comprehend or appreciate this one," Danielle DI exclaims.

Danielle DI is no new comer to the spotlight. Rorey Baker and the riddim twins produced one of her first tunes, Brown Girl featuring Beenie Man in 2006. Shortly after she scored her first hit in the European market with Ce'Cile, Turn Him On. Her breakthrough song on the local scene was the collaboration, Beat It with Vybz Kartel. Danielle DI has now embarked on a new journey. Her mission is to create a stable position in the forefront for her genre on a global platform.

Official distributor of The Rebel, Tads Records is also enthused about the release. CEO Tad Dawkins shared, "This is a power move by Sly and Robbie to utilize their expertise to carve the future. Success is our focus and therefore we wholly endorse this project." The Rebel is now available on iTunes, Amazon and all major music outlets.

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Jamaican Girl [Official Music Video] Danielle DI


Danielle DI - Pat It Up


Danielle Ft. Cherine - Rebel (Official Video in {HD}) [Reggae fusion/Dancehall]





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Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, has told reporters that although dismissed head coach Theodore Whitmore tried "his endeavour best" he could not keep his job because of the poor performance of the Reggae Boyz on the road to Rio for the 2014 World Cup.

At a press conference a short while ago, Burrell said following last night's 2-0 loss to Honduras, he had a meeting with Whitmore at 0100 hours in Tegucigalpa.

"Following that meeting, coach Whitmore took the decision to tender his resignation," Burrell said.

According to Burrell, the string of poor performances by the national team demands action. 

"A coach's tenure depends on the results. Admittedly, the results over the past months have not been good and hence I have, without any reservation, accepted coach Whitmore's resignation," he said.

However, Burrell has seemingly not closed the door on Whitmore.

"Coach Whitmore has gained tremendous experience and there are other areas in which that experience can be used. But as it relates to the Reggae Boyz team coach Whitmore has resigned as the head coach and will resign from that unit," he said.

Montesso's role

Asked about the role of technical director Afredo Motessso, Burrell said it will take a few days before a decision is made.

"The technical committee and the JFF, in the next few days, will be discussing this matter as high priority," he said, in reference to the way forward following Whitmore's fallout.

In the meantime, Burrell says Jamaica still has a chance to qualify for the World Cup finals from the group of six teams.

"We're still in the qualifying, we still have in place the management staff and we will not want to dismantle the aggregation there," he said.

"All is not lost, there is still hope. Though it may be considered slim we still have a chance and will ask the public to continue supporting the programme."
















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Rumors have been circulating the music community that Vybz kartel was involved in a sexual relationship with the baby mother of reggae artiste Chuck Fenda.

The woman in question is called Georgina, and Vybz Kartel has a song called Georgina, in which he says he wants a girl who can ride it like Georgina.

Note, the message of the song could easily have been misinterpreted, because Georgina is also a horse jockey. So Vybz Kartel could have easily been making reference to the manner in which horses are ridden and not literally implying that he had sex with Chuck Fenda's baby mother (Georgina the jockey).

However music industry pundits are says the self proclaimed world boss was dating Georgina that jockey.

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Vybz Kartel - Georgina [RAW] [Mar 2013]





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For Immediate Release

Embracing the Reggae Story MIRF Declares - We Are One
Ten Years of Roots and Dancehall Reggae in Unity

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MONTREAL, June 4, 2013: For the past ten years the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) has been steadfast in generating unity through music and on August 16, 17 and 18, 2013, this reggae rocking tradition continues at the Old Port of Montreal. To mark this milestone, the festival will open up with a series of workshops to include: journalist, writer and director, Hélène Lee, who will present her film "Le premier rasta" that is based on the life of Leonard Percival Howell; and historian/musicologist, Roger Steffans, well known for his fascinating presentations on Bob Marley.

Since its beginnings in 2003 and throughout the ten years, MIRF held fast to its aim to showcase pillars of international and Canadian based reggae music in all its variations; highlighting the unique global appeal of the reggae genre - and this year is no exception.

Here are the first headliners for our 10th anniversary program:

Friday night features Morgan Heritage returning to MIRF after five years with their album, Here Comes the King. It is a pleasure to have 'the royal family of reggae' return. They also performed at the first production of MIRF.

Dubbed Dancehall Night, Saturday's line-up includes Mr. Vegas who is no stranger to the MIRF stage. Returning by popular demand Vegas' lyrical prowess thrust him in the category of international chart topper, as his hits like, Hot Wuk, Tek Wey Yuself and the more recent   album Sweet Jamaica with its blend of roots reggae and electrifying dancehall, continue to dominate airwaves and dancehalls.

In honoring the contribution of music and culture from Trinidad and Tobago, MIRF is delighted to present a dynamic trio - Kes (The Band). Leaders of the new soca, electro dancehall sound it has been argued that these three brothers: Kees, Hans and John Dieffenthaller represent the merging of all of the music of the Caribbean region.

Shaggy is undoubtedly the main attraction for this night. The Grammy Award winning electrifying performer was first known for his hit, Oh Carolina. His catchy beats and lyrics, as in hits like It Wasn't Me, Angel and the Grammy winning album, Boombastic, projected Shaggy to the level of being the only Jamaican artist to have an album go Platinum.

Sunday night is International Night with a roster that includes stalwarts Yellowman, Cocoa T and Freddie McGregor - all of whom have been creating memorable reggae tracks for more than 40 years. Head of the Big Ship label for about 25 years, Freddie McGregor recently released a new album, Freddie McGregor -Di Captain that includes several reggae classics re-visited.

Committed to the overarching theme "United Against Violence", this year's program continues to advance the reggae story with performers from all generations.  MIRF President, Eric Blagrove said, "We are pleased with our track record of bringing thousands of audiences together under the Reggae music banner and this year promises to be even greater as French and English; beginners and veterans perform styles that even go beyond the norms of fundamental reggae."

As is customary the ambiance at the Old Port will be festive with: activities for children; Caribbean and other cuisine; artisan displays and vendors of all sorts.

Tickets are now on sale at:

Ticketpro.ca Tel: 514-790-1111 or 1-866-908-9090


Friday, August 16

Tickets: $10 Available only at the door

Gates open at 4:00pm Showtime :  5 :00pm to 11 :00pm

Saturday, August 17

Tickets $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime: 3:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday August 17 - Official After Party (Venue tbc)

Tickets $10 all night with weekend pass bracelet; $20 in advance and more at the door.


Sunday, August 18

Tickets: $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime 3:00pm to 11:00pm


Weekend Pass

Tickets: $90 in advance; $110 at the door

The Weekend Pass includes all three days at the Old Port of Montreal and a discount at MIRF After Party.


Student Weekend pass 

Tickets: $70 in advance - only with a valid student I.D.  - Limited quantity available only at EB club Lounge. 


VIP Pass

Tickets $250 Available only in advance.

VIP Passes include: All MIRF events that weekend; Sound Clash on Friday night; 3days at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal; The After Party on Saturday; A MIRF Souvenir and complimentary rum punch all day at the Old Port of Montreal.


For Information: www.montrealreggaefest.com; MIRF Tel: 514-482-7921 

Press Material and Content Available in The Media Room: http://dpn.mc2concept.com/firm/

* Please note that other artists on the program for this 10th edition of MIRF, will be announced by press release on June 10, 2013                                                         

For English Media Relations:
Janice Dayle
Amanda Jackson Communications
Tel: (514) 638-5493




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International Rap artistes Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj have released the first rap record in history using the Jamaican patios in its entirety.

The song which is called Twerk It has been released under Lil Wayne's Young Money Records under which both Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes are signed.

Both rappers have roots in the Caribbean, Nicki Minaj hails from Trinidad and Busta Rhymes has Jamaican lineage.

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Rappers have long used Jamaican jingles, intros, curse words and featured Jamaican verses in their songs. But this marks the first time that a rapper has attempted to rap an entire song using patios.

Classist Jamaicans better start recognize patios, because its now a global language. For too long they have masked patios under the English language which was given to them by England.

Big ups to Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj for endorsing the language!!! Mi haffi pull yu dah tune yah bap

Busta Rhymes - Twerk It (Prod. by Pharrell)





Is Popcaan still hating on Chronixx?

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The two artistes have dispelled allegations that there was a brewing feud between them following Popcaan releasing a song counteracting some lines in Chronixx's single Odd Ras, in which he said he said, he would not perform any song about parties nor show his underpants.

Popcaan apparently took the words personal, since he is a party artiste, also known to wear his pants below his waist.

Chronixx told the media that his song was a general message and was not aimed at Popcaan. However Popcaan has released a new summer party song called Unruly Rave in which he again counteracts lines from Chronixx's song.

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Chronixx sang that he does not drink and would not 'sip up' and Popcaan counteracts it by saying 'mi nuh care who waah sip up' he also reaffirmed his stance in previous party songs saying 'the party buck'.

Critics are now wondering...is Popcaan jealous because of Chroixx's rise to stardom, or is he just bitter because he has lost popularity since he was booted from the Gaza Camp by former boss Vybz Kartel.

Since being kicked out of the camp, Popcaan has lost respect from a sea of his usual supporters. Popcaan is also involved in verbal squabble Black Ryno, with whom he had a physical altercation in 2012.

Popcaan - Unruly Rave (Raw) - Block Party Riddim - June 2013


CHRONIXX - ODD RAS - 90'S RIDDIM - DIGITAL VIBEZ ENTERTAINMENT


Blak Ryno Courage OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Popcaan Diss JAN 2013





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R&B singer Miguel is booked to appear at Reggae Sumfest this year. The singer was spotted spanking the ass of his girlfriend while having some quiet time.

Miguel is known for his R&B single Adorn and was recently a popular trendee on social networks because of his accident at the BET awards when he fell on the head of a female.

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Toots Hibbert scammed by ex-manager!

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Toots Hibbert of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals is suing his former manager for $1.25 million US dollars.

Andrea Davis, publicist for Toots Hibbert tells Music News that the law suit was filed over the singer's publishing. According to Davis, Toots said he was taken for a fool by his former manager who basically under paid him for some of his hard work.

Toots is one of the most sought after reggae artistes in the world. However since the last two weeks the artiste has been on the wrong side of luck. He was slapped by a drunk man while performing in the U.S, and now he is going to have to tackle his business associate in court.

Good luck Toots, sue him baxide...bright! after yu wuck hard and sing out yu throat fi di world.




Miguel All Set For Reggae Sumfest 2013

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Grammy winning, singer and songwriter Miguel has been confirmed by Summerfest Productions as one of the acts slated to perform at Reggae Sumfest 2013. The young, R&B vocalist, was signed to Jive Records in 2007, the same label responsible for the success of renowned pop superstars such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Miguel is well known for the chart toppers, "Sure thing", "Do You...", and "All I Want is You".

The Los Angeles, California native's biggest hit to date, "Adorn", is a sultry, soulful ballad reminiscent of the late Marvin Gay's smash, "Sexual Healing". Adorn, was the first track released from the singer's sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream which peaked at the number 1 spot on the Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Sumfest Patrons can expect to be wowed by the young artiste's striking vocals and alluring stage presence while rocking to the sounds of his eclectic LPs. The artiste, who has been knighted as the modern day Prince, often blends the rich sounds of R&B, Rock, Pop and Funk to produce colourful, musical oeuvres.

Miguel will join the list of internationally acclaimed musicians such as Destiny's Child, Rihanna, R-Kelly, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Usher, Chris Brown and many more who have all previously graced the Reggae Sumfest stage. The Sumfest appearance will mark the singer's first performance in Jamaica. Miguel is scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 27, the final night of the Festival, alongside Damian Marley and Chronixx. Reggae Sumfest kicks off with its annual beach party on Sunday, July 21. Early bird tickets for the event's show nights are now available online through Touchstone Ticketing the official online ticketing partner for the Festival. The 21st staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and the Jamaica Tourist Board along with many others.

Reggae Sumfest now in its 21st year, will take place July 21 to 27, 2013. Dubbed The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, the Festival is expected to again attract thousands of patrons from Jamaica and the rest of the world to its home in Montego Bay. Summerfest Productions, owners and organisors of the event, invite music lovers from all over to come to the Festival and celebrate this milestone.

J. Cole - Power Trip (Explicit) ft. Miguel


Miguel - How Many Drinks? (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar





Following the move by the government to enforce the noise abatement act, unscrupulous promoters and mischievous citizens to sabotage their rivals BY CALLING THE POLICE MAKING BASELESS NOISE COMPLAINTS.

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According to the general manager of Rebel T sound system, Dozer Rebel, promoters competing for the same target audience are using the police as their puppets to turn off events and revoke permits. Dozer Rebel says the police ought to visit the homes of their callers before actually turning off the reported events.

"I am having my event in Kingston and my rival can call from all the way in Montego Bay and complain that he/she is being disturbed and the police come turn off my dance. The police should verify the homes by going there and meeting with the complainant to see if it's true. Here in the US, when a complaint is made to the police, they go to the person's house before they turn off the event," Dozer continued.

"A cell phone run Jamaica and man just sit inna him car and call and turn of yu event just like that. No investigation to allocate the caller? It cyah work suh, I have said this over and over."

Street and Hype TV DJ  'Boom Boom' also shared a similar view. Using the Limelight nightclub as an example.

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"Limelight nightclub is indoors, plus it's located in a commercial area. A wi and God alone out deh a party. Yet, people call police to turn off events at Limelight and that is because of envy. But they must know what they are doing. People children go to school from entertainment. A nuh the police a fight entertainment, it's coming from Mr Who It May Concern," he said.

While the promoters complain about the obvious sabotage, the police says they are just following orders from their base.

"We understand that there are loopholes in the system, but we are police officers and we have to follow our instructions because a complaint was made to the base. In some ridiculous cases, we do realise that some persons are being mischievous and those are sometimes ignored. But we have to act on the information given," the officer said.












Jamaican Man cheats on Girlfriend with a Male!

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The picture showing the contents of an x-rated email sent from the employee of a popular local company to his gay lover has been making its rounds online. The email, dated May 7, was captured in the form of a photograph which also shows the name and logo of the company along with the employee's name and position at the company.

The explicit email speaks about the employee having unprotected sex with his male counterpart and also shows the response of his lover who compares the experience to that of a named woman.

It is unclear who took the picture of the email and how the details of the steamy affair got into the public's domain.

The correspondence begins with the employee stating in the email; "I really enjoyed ... u and I (am) daydreaming about it constantly ... simply amazing .... the highest feeling ever, plus the skin to skin made me .... so quick .... can't wait for the next round."

In response to the personal message, his male lover wrote from a personal email address, "Hurt but i'll be ok ... If you never had basketball I would soooooo ... Now I really know I'm ...... than (name of woman)."

Beenie Man on Rupaul gay show





Rayted Defends Dancehall with 'Unfair'

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There is an ugly scar on the left side of the face of dancehall artiste, Rayted. The artiste received the slash when he heroically came to the aid of a young child who was being bullied by an older child who wanted to steal his marbles.

Rayted wears his scars proudly. He is no hero and is far from perfect, but he has a habit of getting into trouble for defending what he believes to be right.

"It happen when I was 12, and did ah go Melrose All Age. An older bwoy,was trying to steal marbles from a young yute, and mi a defend it, ah mi lickle friend, and me and dem par, and the yute use a knife and slice mi face. Mi just did a look out fi the yute, and all mi get fi mi troubles was a bag juice and a banana chips, but mi did haffi deal wid da yute de wicked after, him violate," Rayted said laughing.

The artiste was born Tegana Lloyd Hemmings and he grew up in the tough streets of Clifton Road in Kingston 13, and gravitated between Chisholm Avenue and Ricketts Close, where his mother currently resides.

Fast forward 15 years and he is now taking on the Jamaican government with his scorching hot single, 'Unfair' that has been bombarding FM radio into submission over the last two weeks. The single, an unapologetic hard-hitting demand from the government to desist from enforcing the Night Noise Abatement act in a way that cripples economic benefits derived from dances held in tough, urban inner-city communities.

"The song ah get crazy play, mi love how the selectors in the streets ah endorse it as well. Right now, this song ah the anthem inna Chisholm, every yute a sing it," Rayted said.

"We anno hero but we need fi tek on the ting 'cause the yutes dem need fi know say a pure unfairness a gwaan inna the country because soca can go all night till morning, we nah see it ah lock off. There is no time line pon soca but there is one on dancehall, dem even waan lock it off before the time, and that's unfair. The garrison youths dem will party or do weh dem no waan do," he said.

He recently signed a booking and recording deal with Mario 'Mario C' Campbell of 357 Records /Jamhouse Records who will manage the 27 year-old youngblood's career.

"I heard his voice on a ringtone on my barber's phone, Dwayne formerly of Avery's, and I decided I wanted to meet him. We arranged a meeting, and signed him within a week because he has a powerful sound, an amalgamation of Octane, Kartel, Mavado and Chronixx, and he is focused. We're going to do great things with him," Mario C said.

Written and produced by Mario C, 'Unfair' has fast become one of the songs at the forefront of a new movement to get the Night Noise Abatement Act modified to allow sound systems to play an additional hour until 3 a.m.

"Ricky Trooper has endorsed the song, it is going to be the anthem that will push his lobby to get one more hour added to the cut off time of the Noise Abatement Act stipulations. All we need is one more hour," a passionate Rayted said.

Another song to look out for is 'Forward', which appeals to the public to change the negative mentality of the dancehall going public that seem to reward slackness, gun worship intolerance and sexual immorality.

"Dem nah money pull up the right song, government fi stop tief from the poor, ah dat fi get forward, mama fi stop sleep pon floor, that fi get forward, and we need more time inna dancehall, dat fi get forward," Rayted said.

The song are generating major buzz in the underground dancehall.

"When mi de a Clifton Road, dem see me , dem say Mr Law which come sfrom Unfair, and when mi go round a Ricketts Close, where mi mother live, dem say 'Forward' because the video shoot round there...people ah gravitate to the song dem," he said.

He has performed it at Pull Over Mondays at 53 Waltham Park Road and Nature Fridays on Spanish Town Road, close to Greenwich Farm, and both times received excellent feedback.

"Right now, mi ready fi tek this message to the world, mi haffi big up Mario C fi the support," he said.

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Flippa Moggla Back in the USA?

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Dancehall artiste Flippa Mogga is reportedly in the United States after he was shipped out a few months ago.

The artiste appeared on Entertainment Report a few weeks ago and told media personality Anthony Miller, that he was involved in some problems with the U.S authorities and had to return to Jamaica for awhile.

However, several critics of the dancehall artiste were quick to point out that Flippa was unable to travel and would never set foot in the USA again. Well apparently, they couldn't be more wrong.

The good news for Flippa Moggla comes just days after he was involved in a near fatal motor vehicle accident in Mandivelle, which left his Porche motor car in shambles.




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Dancehall recording artiste, Adijah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital this morning after complaining about chest pains.

Patients visiting the hospital flocked to a section of the institution to get a glimpse of artiste who has been incarcerated without trail for over two years.

After leaving the hospital building in handcuffs, Kartel was whisked away in a grey Nissan police motor vehicle.

According to reports, Vybz Kartel was taken to the X-ray department of the hospital.

Vybz Kartel needs jah love tuneeee





Gun Charge dropped against Buju Banton!

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Buju Banton is now celebrating after a Florida federal judge, yesterday, threw out the gun possession charge arising from his drug conviction two years ago.

But, Imhotep Alkebu-Lan, co-counsellor for the embattled reggae star, real name Mark Myrie told media Buju has 14 days to decide his next move.

Buju was in court seeking a new trial based on allegations that jury fore-woman Teri Wright violated the judge's orders in his February 2011 drug trial.

US District Court Judge, James S. Moody Jr, allowed Buju's conviction to stand but threw out the gun conviction which would have given the artiste an additional five years in prison.

"He (Buju) is now in the deliberation phase and is weighing his options to decide his next move," said Alkebu-Lan.

Moody also instructed prosecutors to bring contempt charges against Wright after accepting she did independent research and also provided the court with an incorrect hard drive for examination.

Compromised decision

The judge found that Moody discussed her findings from the independent research with other jurors, but that it was not possible to say if that had influenced the jury's decisions.

This information came to light after she did a newspaper interview in October 2012.

A computer forensics expert later testified that the hard drive that Wright submitted came from a desktop computer that sat idle from May 2010 to June 2011, a time frame that included the trial and its aftermath.

If found guilty, Wright could face fines and up to six months in prison.

Alkebu-Lan said Banton and his team had 14 days to make an appeal, whilst the prosecutors had 30.

Fantan Mojah - Rasta Got Soul [Official Music Video HD]





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Tommy Lee Sparta has officially launched his own dancehall team called the Spartan Army and a recording label, Guzu Musiq.

"Mi a build a Spartan Army right now. It important to have yuh own thing to add more to what yuh personally have out there. The label is Guzu Musiq and we sign four artistes, Jimbo Sparta, Destiny Sparta them a represent fi Montego Bay, as well as Stylish and Tabeta Cshae," Tommy Lee said. Well, Charley did have him three Angels don't? Three real bad gyal. Yuh nuh watch the movie? A suh dem three girl yah bad. Mi can't wait fi di world see them. When the video drop next week yuh will see wah a de pree," Tommy Lee says people have been asking to book his artistes.

"Request a come in fi dem already and we just a do production wi nuh reach promotion yet. The song weh name Di Creature the video a premiere in a few days. It a get a whole heap a attention since it drop. Mi three Spartan Angel them have a song on the same Creature rhythm too, and it name Real Bad Gyal it a shot same speed. The video fi dat shoot too so it's gonna be another Spartan summer," he said.

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For Destiny Sparta, her experience of being in the Spartan Army has been outstanding so far.

"It's a very good experience. Tommy Lee and I have been friends for years and nothing nuh change, he is always humble. The new members are like family and Tommy Lee is real hands on. He is in the studios with us most of the time to ensure that we are comfortable and happy," Destiny said.

Tommy Lee is booked to perform at Sumfest on dancehall night.
Tommy Lee Ft. Destiny Tabeta & Stylish - Real Bad Gyal (Raw) - Di Creature Riddim - June 2013




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Dancehall duo Twin of Twins, Dr Cooper and King Jammys have firmly defended Jamaican music in light of National Security Minister Peter Bunting's goal to send artistes and producers to prison for producing songs with violent content.

"They just keep going and going against the music. The Government should clean up their governing body, the dirty politics and how they run this country. They should clean up the 'wild-wild west' attitude they instilled in the people through political warfare and stop using the music as a scapegoat, because that is what is going on. Music is not the element of society that is not paying the teachers and nurses, music is not the element of society that is enforcing wage freezes on hardworking people, music is not responsible for unemployment ... in fact, it reduces that. Music does not control the ports through which guns are allowed to run freely and music is not responsible for the corrupt police. Once again, they are using ignorance to make their decisions. The music is a mirror of society. What you get from the music is what you put in, and if you break the mirror the problem will still exist. The music can only be cleaned if society is clean. To me, this is mostly a cultural difference between the lower class and upper class, and at present, many Jamaicans are not seen as being important if they don't have the right last name," Curly Lox said.

University of the West Indies professor, Carolyn Cooper, says not every song is intended to be violent.

"One of my issues is that some of the very violent-sounding music is not meant literally. Sometimes when we use language it is not always literal. For example, if somebody says 'kill yu wid it', would that be something that is banned? We have to be cautious of how we take things literally," she said, and a similar sentiment was shared by King Jammys who said.

"It all depends; if the music is influencing a bad thing, I am not in support of it. But at the same time, some things shouldn't be taken literal. When I say I am going to kill you with music, you can stand up in front the sound box and nobody nah guh dead. But if a man seh him a guh kill yu with a gun or a knife I don't support that," King Jammys said.

Also fighting against the music is Senator Dr Christopher Tufton who said the Government should consider enacting laws to counter the influence of popular culture in promoting crimes such as lottery scamming.

He also drew example with Vybz kartel's song Scamming, a song which was produced long after scamming was popular in Jamaica.

Jah Vinci Ft. Twin Of Twins-Jah is {VYBZ KARTEL DISS FEBRUARY 2013}


GarrIzon- Nuh Watch Gyal (Rum Fire Riddim)





SkyGrass Announces KING Album Release Party!

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For Immediate Release: SkyGrass Announces KING Album Release Party!

Greetings!

After many hours of songwriting, recording and perfecting instrumentals in studio, SkyGrass (formerly Blu Grass in the Sky) is proud to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album entitled, "I AM KING". The band has partnered with Jordan Weller of Collaborative Events (3Bs), Zen Events to put on what may prove to be the party to launch the summer! 

The event will take place on June 29th, 2013 at the Spartan Courtyard (Brompton Rd.) Kingston, Jamaica and will see live performances from SkyGrass. The show will be featuring a bevy of songs from the album, a fusion of the drum and bass rhythms of reggae music, the high flying energy of rock guitar, and the street flavoured lyrical delivery of Jamaican Dancehall.


A Solid Line-up

The event will boast a solid line-up with performances by Stephen Newland of the celebrated reggae group Rootz Underground and rising reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid. Much more than a concert, the Spartan Courtyard, an oasis in Kingston, will come alive to the sounds of DJ Richie Ras spinning into the night. VIP ticket holders will be treated to backstage access as well as free drinks all night long. But the event will leave no one empty handed! All ticket holders will go home with the SkyGrass album as a free gift on entry.

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I AM KING

Poised for take-off, the Kingston-based SkyGrass is comprised of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Simon Samuel, guitarist Rasheed McCallum and drummer Suane Brown. The band plays a key role in the resurgence of live music among Kingston's youth. Giving critically acclaimed performances at various venues, including the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival (2010 and 2011) where they opened the main stage for Maroon 5.

Written and produced by lead-singer Simon Samuel, the album has already received the thumbs up from Reggae Industry stalwarts. "I AM KING" is about claiming your destiny, knowing that you are supposed to be here and you were created by the many moments leading up to this BIG moment. If it had not been ordained how could it be so?" was Simon's explanation of the album title.


For the Press:

We would like to offer you a press pass and a coupon for complementary drinks at the event as well as a complementary pass to share with your audience.

Please find all of the details attached, including the band's bio, social media links, photographs of the band, and a flyer promoting the release party. If you need more information, would like to interview the event organizer, or the band prior to the event please feel free to contact us at 876-408-3126

Please RSVP by email to blubooking@gmail.com to be added to our guest list. 

Download link for Band Photos: 


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- Water the Roots (alongside Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley and Cherine Anderson)

- Cosmic Rotation ( alongside Leftside, Kelissa and Zia Benjamin)

- Earth Hour Concert (alongside Jah9, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid)

- Mahima (alongside Beenie Man, Iwayne, Alaine, Jesse Royal)

- Gungo Walk Festival


Coming up:

- Mission Catwalk Finale Show at Trident Castle

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Snoop Lion outsells other Reggae artistes!

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Despite becoming a rastafarian and only doing reggae for just some months, rapper-turned-reggae artiste Snoop Lion has been enjoying strong presence on all the major reggae charts.

After releasing La La La that was done by Diplo and Major Lazer in June, Snoop managed to get a top spot on iTunes.

While many local artistes are hardly seen on major charts, Snoop's Reincarnated album that was released in April this year has definitely been maintaining a presence on major charts. Of 22 countries featured in the iTunes Store for Top 10 Reggae Albums, Reincarnated was placed in the top 10 for more than 50 per cent of the countries.

Doing well

In the United States and Belgium, the Reincarnated Deluxe Version took the number one spot. The album placed at number three for France, fourth for Germany and Spain, seventh in Belgium, second in Canada, ninth in Finland, fifth in Italy, third in Luxembourg and Switzerland, sixth in Netherlands and Portugal and eighth in Norway.

But iTunes is not the only chart that Reincarnated has been doing well on, as it is currently number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart after being on the chart for nine weeks. This chart records the week's top-selling reggae albums, ranked by sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The album also peaked at number 16 on Billboard 200, which measures the top-selling album among all genres.

Snoop Lion - Ashtrays and Heartbreaks





Flo Rida confirmed for Reggae Sumfest

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Summerfest Productions, organisers of the "Greatest Reggae Show on Earth" - Reggae Sumfest has announced the addition of international hip-hop mogul Flo Rida to the line up for International Night 1 on Friday, July 26 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.

Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director of Summerfest Productions, expressed that he is impressed by Flo Rida's catalog of hits. "Flo Rida is a great complement to this year's show, he has done very well over the past few years with a lot on internationally recognised hits. We are really glad to have him on the show, he will be bringing the full experience to the festival, full band, dancers and everything, so it's a big full show on International Night 1."

Nominated for six Billboard Awards in 2013; and with hits such as Whistle and I Cry from his fourth studio album Wild Ones, Flo Rida is expected to attract droves of patrons to the second city for the 21st staging of the Festival.

Wild Ones (originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2) was released in July 2012 and has debuted four singles from the album on the Billboard top 10 with the track Whistle holding the #1 spot in 20 countries, including the United States. Good Feeling peaked at #3 in the US and topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Scotland and the UK while making the top five in nine other countries. Other hits from the album receiving much rave across the world are Right Round ft. Kesha, Elevator ft. Timberland and In the Ayre ft. Will. I. Am.

Quite an extensive traveller, Flo Rida states this will be his first ever performance in the island. "Over the last few years, I've been everywhere -- Africa, Japan, Greece, South America, Russia, the Middle East, Australia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia; but never to Jamaica. I am excited," says the hip-hop sensation. The chart topper will share the stage with Jamaican reggae legends Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley and others on the Festival's International Night 1.

The star studded line-up this year, will showcase the young and dynamic hit makers emerging today, including Grammy Award winning R&B singer Miguel, reggae artistes; Damian " Jr. Gong " Marley & The Ghetto Youths International Crew, Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Nature, and dynamic performers No-Maddz. Dancehall newcomers Baby Tash and Blade are preparing to wow Sumfest audiences alongside young stars like; Tommy Lee, Popcaan, Aidonia, QQ, RDX and not to mention headliners Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, I-Octane and more.

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Reggae Sumfest kicks off with the Beach party on Sunday, July 21 and continues with Dancehall Night and International Nights 1 and 2 from July 25 to 27. The 2013 staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and Courts, Grand Palladum, Half Moon, Holiday Inn and Round Hill Hotel.

Tickets for show nights are now available online on the website http://www.reggaesumfest.com/ or visit for updates www.facebook.com/reggaesumfest.


Flo Rida Song List
Club Can't handle me (feat David Guetta)
Low (feat T.Pain)
Right Round (feat Kesha)
Whistle
Elevator 


For More Information Contact:

Carlette DeLeon
Headline Entertainment

Jamaica: 
8 Haughton Avenue, Kingston 10,
Jamaica WI
Tel: 876.469.4577, 876.754.1526 ,
Fax: 876.906.3634

US: 
221 South State Road 7, MB# 4237
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317, USA
Tel: 305.748.4602




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Popular dancer Keiva went to Bounty Killer's party without panties. The dancer is known to push the envelope where fashion is concerned, however this marks the first time that she has be caught on camera panty-less.

The dancer was definitely the cameraman's favorite for the majority of the night. If it makes you feel any better it was a dancehall setting and dancehall is known for sexually suggestive clothing. Still don't feel any better? Well it was a beach party. If you are yet to feel better too well at least we tried.

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Keiva's latest dance video





Jamari Makes Waves with M.O.N.E. Why Single

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Dancehall-reggae singer Jamari is a firm believer in the power of the mind and what it can create with active faith.  Ever since he was a teenager, he loved music, however, when he saw the financial struggles of his parents, he was determined to make it in the corporate world but, as fate would have it, it is in the music industry where he has made a mark, showing that his dreams can become a reality.

This 22 year-old young blood is generating a major buzz in the world of dancehall-reggae with his breakout single, 'M.O.N.E Why' on the OD Records label.

"The song is in rotation four to five times a day on the radio in Jamaica, my friends are happy for me, whenever they hear the song on the radio, they call me, everybody is excited," he said.

Award-winning director Jay Will shot the video for 'M.O.N.E Why' last week in Montego Bay, Jamari is moving full speed ahead to kick off his own label, Reid Music.

"The video shoot was great, fancy cars, a yacht, pretty girls, it was a great look in the city of Montego Bay," Jamari said. 

Born Jamari Reid, he grew up in community of Falmouth Gardens in the Georgian town of Falmouth in Trelawny. He attended Cedric Titus High where he focused on academics, especially electrical engineering. Upon graduating, his parents were unable to source the funds for his tertiary education. His mother works odd jobs as a waitress while his father,  a well-known detective from kingston that worked in parish of Trelawny.

"When I left school, my parents said they would find the money to continue my education, but it was not to be. So I did the next best thing, I got a nine to five, first, I was a ramp attendant at an airport but my salary was small and any money I got, I gave to my granny and my mother," he said.

Frustrated, he decided to enter the training programme at a hotel as an entertainment co-ordinator.

"I did really well, my supervisors said my results during training was extraordinary , but in the end, I was never hired...it was very disappointing at the time but knew what is to be will be" he said.

Then fate struck in 2009. One night, he was out partying with friends when there was a deejay competition in the Falmouth square.

"The first prize in the contest was 50,000, and my friends pushed me to enter, I went up and did a freestyle and bussed the placed, and came second. I got 15,000," he said, laughing.

Emboldened by his good showing, Jamari then took off for Kingston, determined to link up with the most popular producer in Jamaica.  Fastforward a couple of years, and he recorded  the single , 'M.O.N.E Why' for OD Records in Papine, St. Andrew. Jamari then started to experiment with different genres, working to fine-tune a sound he dubs 'dancehall jazz'. Other songs such as the brilliantly conceived 'One More Time' and the spiritually-charged 'Me Believe' show that Jamari is one of the fierce young voices emerging out of dancehall-reggae today. Now, with the assistance of a mentor, Jamari is starting to put it all together. 

"My mentor saw something different in me, and in time we built a rapport.  My mentor realised that I have a true passion and talent for doing music and when she heard my songs, she saw something special. Music is my passion, so she has decided to help me fulfil that potential. I want to develop and create a whole new sound for dancehall. I have a vision and all I need is the right producers and the right team to make it a reality," he said. 

Open your mind. Jamari will follow.




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Grammy nominated, Billboard chart topping and Icon of reggae and dancehall Bounty Killer and reggae artiste I-Octane have teamed up for a collab to called "Double Trouble".

Since Double Trouble spilled on the Internet, the song has garnered thousands of views via viral videos on youtube. The single was produced by Grammy award winner Buju Banton's eldest son Markus Myries who who heads his own successful Markus Records label and has been delivering a succession of hits productions who have charted both locally and internationally.

The Digicel and Busta soft drink brand ambassador I-Octane who has been busy in studio and with worldwide performances is gearing up for his new venture when he teams up with RepJA to launch shirt.

The I-Octane & Bounty Killer "Double Trouble" single produced by Markus Records is available on itunes and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.

I-Octane & Bounty Killer - Double Trouble - June 2013





Assassin Teams up with Kanye West!

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Dancehall artiste Assassin has been featured on Kanye West's upcoming Yeezus.

The song called I'm In It, sees Assassin delivering his hard hitting lyrics to the beat of the multi-platinum and multiple time Grammy Award winner.

Assassin explained.

"Kanye's production was there working on a summer project and wanted some verses from dancehall artistes, and I was one of the artistes selected. I spat some verses, some with and some without music. I got a call in January and I was told he liked what he heard and I'd be hearing from them soon in order to do a bit more work. What it means for my career really is a reinforcement that I am a diverse artiste who isn't limited to a specific genre or type of music. I believe in being creative, and working with Kanye's team was one of those great opportunities," he told THE STAR, adding that he is open to any other such opportunities.

Assassin is currently booming on local radio stations with his current hit single Shell. The song is featured on JA Productions Afterlife rhythm.

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Kanye West recently got his first child via his fiancé, sextape/ reality tv star Kim kardashian.

Kanye West - I'm in it (Yeezus)





Reasons to be mad at Veronica Campbell Brown?

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  1. She is the most achieved female Jamaican sprinter... she wasn't hungry.
  2. She puts Jamaican athlete in a negative light.
  3. The credibility of our greatest athletes are now under more scrutiny.
  4. If she is getting old she should simply bow out gracefully.
  5. When you represent a country, your actions determine how the country is perceived.
  6. We can't be bashing the rivals for one thing then end up doing the same thing.
  7. If it were the Americans, Jamaicans would be ready to cast stones against them.




Flippa Moggla Involved in Serious Car accident!

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Dancehall artiste/promoter, Flippa Moggela, was involved in a near deadly car crash this morning in Manchester.

According to sources, the artiste was returning to Kingston from a party and was possibly under the influence of alcohol.

The artiste is said to be recuperating from his injuries. The repair the car is estimated to cost him millions.

Some people actually a rejoice mi hear? Don't be so quick to judge somebody... a life is a life... get well soon Flippa.

Flippa Moggela aka Flippa Mafia- Hear Mi Hear But Mi Nuh Care (Official Video)





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As summer approaches the battle for the season's break out single is intensifying with various dancehall/reggae artistes penning their versions in search of that illusive summer smash hit. ANG (Alliance Next Generation) recording artiste and protégé of dancehall legend Bounty Killer, Patexx has however narrowed the search after releasing what may be the summer anthem for 2013. Fittingly titled Red Party Cup the track was produced by Studio Vibe Production and is already enjoying heavy rotation on local and international radio as well as in the dancehall.

According to Studio Vibe Production's publicist Karl Durrant the label is keen on creating a buzz for the summer, "the plan is to officially introduce the label to the public this summer by releasing songs that are appropriate for the season and this track is one of them. Patexx is a very talented artiste and this song has a great hook that everyone can sing along to and the riddim is also fantastic so its definitely in the runnings for summer song of 2013 even though it's still very early in the season" stated Durrant.

Studio Vibe Production which is headed by producers Oliver Wright and Adrian Jones will be releasing another project in the middle of June entitled the Jet Stream Riddim which will feature artistes such as I-octane, Munga, Alkaline and new artist Sqeel.

Patexx, Bencil And Navino - Gyal Dem Sexy(Official HD Video)





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Capleton gets pushed during show @ Reggae in the Hills on 6/8/2013





Sly & Robbie Present: Danielle DI The Rebel

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Legendary production duo, Sly and Robbie are celebrating the release of their most recent project, The Rebel. The pioneers of rockers and Rub A Dub have fused their unique sounds with the vocals of dancehall bombshell, Danielle DI. The Rebel is Danielle DI's debut album, constructed to showcase her to the world.

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"It's an immense opportunity to work with Taxi Records and One Pop Music. Sly and Robbie have worked with the best in the music industry on an international scale, from Britney Spears, Madonna, Mick Jagger, No Doubt to Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff and Shabba Ranks, so I feel blessed. The tracks are very different, it's far from what you would expect from a dancehall artiste, its more world music. If you don't have a passion for genuine, authentic music you wont be able to comprehend or appreciate this one," Danielle DI exclaims.

Danielle DI is no new comer to the spotlight. Rorey Baker and the riddim twins produced one of her first tunes, Brown Girl featuring Beenie Man in 2006. Shortly after she scored her first hit in the European market with Ce'Cile, Turn Him On. Her breakthrough song on the local scene was the collaboration, Beat It with Vybz Kartel. Danielle DI has now embarked on a new journey. Her mission is to create a stable position in the forefront for her genre on a global platform.

Official distributor of The Rebel, Tads Records is also enthused about the release. CEO Tad Dawkins shared, "This is a power move by Sly and Robbie to utilize their expertise to carve the future. Success is our focus and therefore we wholly endorse this project." The Rebel is now available on iTunes, Amazon and all major music outlets.

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Jamaican Girl [Official Music Video] Danielle DI


Danielle DI - Pat It Up


Danielle Ft. Cherine - Rebel (Official Video in {HD}) [Reggae fusion/Dancehall]





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Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, has told reporters that although dismissed head coach Theodore Whitmore tried "his endeavour best" he could not keep his job because of the poor performance of the Reggae Boyz on the road to Rio for the 2014 World Cup.

At a press conference a short while ago, Burrell said following last night's 2-0 loss to Honduras, he had a meeting with Whitmore at 0100 hours in Tegucigalpa.

"Following that meeting, coach Whitmore took the decision to tender his resignation," Burrell said.

According to Burrell, the string of poor performances by the national team demands action. 

"A coach's tenure depends on the results. Admittedly, the results over the past months have not been good and hence I have, without any reservation, accepted coach Whitmore's resignation," he said.

However, Burrell has seemingly not closed the door on Whitmore.

"Coach Whitmore has gained tremendous experience and there are other areas in which that experience can be used. But as it relates to the Reggae Boyz team coach Whitmore has resigned as the head coach and will resign from that unit," he said.

Montesso's role

Asked about the role of technical director Afredo Motessso, Burrell said it will take a few days before a decision is made.

"The technical committee and the JFF, in the next few days, will be discussing this matter as high priority," he said, in reference to the way forward following Whitmore's fallout.

In the meantime, Burrell says Jamaica still has a chance to qualify for the World Cup finals from the group of six teams.

"We're still in the qualifying, we still have in place the management staff and we will not want to dismantle the aggregation there," he said.

"All is not lost, there is still hope. Though it may be considered slim we still have a chance and will ask the public to continue supporting the programme."
















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Rumors have been circulating the music community that Vybz kartel was involved in a sexual relationship with the baby mother of reggae artiste Chuck Fenda.

The woman in question is called Georgina, and Vybz Kartel has a song called Georgina, in which he says he wants a girl who can ride it like Georgina.

Note, the message of the song could easily have been misinterpreted, because Georgina is also a horse jockey. So Vybz Kartel could have easily been making reference to the manner in which horses are ridden and not literally implying that he had sex with Chuck Fenda's baby mother (Georgina the jockey).

However music industry pundits are says the self proclaimed world boss was dating Georgina that jockey.

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Vybz Kartel - Georgina [RAW] [Mar 2013]





PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Embracing the Reggae Story MIRF Declares - We Are One
Ten Years of Roots and Dancehall Reggae in Unity

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MONTREAL, June 4, 2013: For the past ten years the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) has been steadfast in generating unity through music and on August 16, 17 and 18, 2013, this reggae rocking tradition continues at the Old Port of Montreal. To mark this milestone, the festival will open up with a series of workshops to include: journalist, writer and director, Hélène Lee, who will present her film "Le premier rasta" that is based on the life of Leonard Percival Howell; and historian/musicologist, Roger Steffans, well known for his fascinating presentations on Bob Marley.

Since its beginnings in 2003 and throughout the ten years, MIRF held fast to its aim to showcase pillars of international and Canadian based reggae music in all its variations; highlighting the unique global appeal of the reggae genre - and this year is no exception.

Here are the first headliners for our 10th anniversary program:

Friday night features Morgan Heritage returning to MIRF after five years with their album, Here Comes the King. It is a pleasure to have 'the royal family of reggae' return. They also performed at the first production of MIRF.

Dubbed Dancehall Night, Saturday's line-up includes Mr. Vegas who is no stranger to the MIRF stage. Returning by popular demand Vegas' lyrical prowess thrust him in the category of international chart topper, as his hits like, Hot Wuk, Tek Wey Yuself and the more recent   album Sweet Jamaica with its blend of roots reggae and electrifying dancehall, continue to dominate airwaves and dancehalls.

In honoring the contribution of music and culture from Trinidad and Tobago, MIRF is delighted to present a dynamic trio - Kes (The Band). Leaders of the new soca, electro dancehall sound it has been argued that these three brothers: Kees, Hans and John Dieffenthaller represent the merging of all of the music of the Caribbean region.

Shaggy is undoubtedly the main attraction for this night. The Grammy Award winning electrifying performer was first known for his hit, Oh Carolina. His catchy beats and lyrics, as in hits like It Wasn't Me, Angel and the Grammy winning album, Boombastic, projected Shaggy to the level of being the only Jamaican artist to have an album go Platinum.

Sunday night is International Night with a roster that includes stalwarts Yellowman, Cocoa T and Freddie McGregor - all of whom have been creating memorable reggae tracks for more than 40 years. Head of the Big Ship label for about 25 years, Freddie McGregor recently released a new album, Freddie McGregor -Di Captain that includes several reggae classics re-visited.

Committed to the overarching theme "United Against Violence", this year's program continues to advance the reggae story with performers from all generations.  MIRF President, Eric Blagrove said, "We are pleased with our track record of bringing thousands of audiences together under the Reggae music banner and this year promises to be even greater as French and English; beginners and veterans perform styles that even go beyond the norms of fundamental reggae."

As is customary the ambiance at the Old Port will be festive with: activities for children; Caribbean and other cuisine; artisan displays and vendors of all sorts.

Tickets are now on sale at:

Ticketpro.ca Tel: 514-790-1111 or 1-866-908-9090


Friday, August 16

Tickets: $10 Available only at the door

Gates open at 4:00pm Showtime :  5 :00pm to 11 :00pm

Saturday, August 17

Tickets $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime: 3:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday August 17 - Official After Party (Venue tbc)

Tickets $10 all night with weekend pass bracelet; $20 in advance and more at the door.


Sunday, August 18

Tickets: $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime 3:00pm to 11:00pm


Weekend Pass

Tickets: $90 in advance; $110 at the door

The Weekend Pass includes all three days at the Old Port of Montreal and a discount at MIRF After Party.


Student Weekend pass 

Tickets: $70 in advance - only with a valid student I.D.  - Limited quantity available only at EB club Lounge. 


VIP Pass

Tickets $250 Available only in advance.

VIP Passes include: All MIRF events that weekend; Sound Clash on Friday night; 3days at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal; The After Party on Saturday; A MIRF Souvenir and complimentary rum punch all day at the Old Port of Montreal.


For Information: www.montrealreggaefest.com; MIRF Tel: 514-482-7921 

Press Material and Content Available in The Media Room: http://dpn.mc2concept.com/firm/

* Please note that other artists on the program for this 10th edition of MIRF, will be announced by press release on June 10, 2013                                                         

For English Media Relations:
Janice Dayle
Amanda Jackson Communications
Tel: (514) 638-5493




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International Rap artistes Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj have released the first rap record in history using the Jamaican patios in its entirety.

The song which is called Twerk It has been released under Lil Wayne's Young Money Records under which both Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes are signed.

Both rappers have roots in the Caribbean, Nicki Minaj hails from Trinidad and Busta Rhymes has Jamaican lineage.

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Rappers have long used Jamaican jingles, intros, curse words and featured Jamaican verses in their songs. But this marks the first time that a rapper has attempted to rap an entire song using patios.

Classist Jamaicans better start recognize patios, because its now a global language. For too long they have masked patios under the English language which was given to them by England.

Big ups to Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj for endorsing the language!!! Mi haffi pull yu dah tune yah bap

Busta Rhymes - Twerk It (Prod. by Pharrell)





Is Popcaan still hating on Chronixx?

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The two artistes have dispelled allegations that there was a brewing feud between them following Popcaan releasing a song counteracting some lines in Chronixx's single Odd Ras, in which he said he said, he would not perform any song about parties nor show his underpants.

Popcaan apparently took the words personal, since he is a party artiste, also known to wear his pants below his waist.

Chronixx told the media that his song was a general message and was not aimed at Popcaan. However Popcaan has released a new summer party song called Unruly Rave in which he again counteracts lines from Chronixx's song.

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Chronixx sang that he does not drink and would not 'sip up' and Popcaan counteracts it by saying 'mi nuh care who waah sip up' he also reaffirmed his stance in previous party songs saying 'the party buck'.

Critics are now wondering...is Popcaan jealous because of Chroixx's rise to stardom, or is he just bitter because he has lost popularity since he was booted from the Gaza Camp by former boss Vybz Kartel.

Since being kicked out of the camp, Popcaan has lost respect from a sea of his usual supporters. Popcaan is also involved in verbal squabble Black Ryno, with whom he had a physical altercation in 2012.

Popcaan - Unruly Rave (Raw) - Block Party Riddim - June 2013


CHRONIXX - ODD RAS - 90'S RIDDIM - DIGITAL VIBEZ ENTERTAINMENT


Blak Ryno Courage OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Popcaan Diss JAN 2013





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R&B singer Miguel is booked to appear at Reggae Sumfest this year. The singer was spotted spanking the ass of his girlfriend while having some quiet time.

Miguel is known for his R&B single Adorn and was recently a popular trendee on social networks because of his accident at the BET awards when he fell on the head of a female.

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Toots Hibbert scammed by ex-manager!

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Toots Hibbert of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals is suing his former manager for $1.25 million US dollars.

Andrea Davis, publicist for Toots Hibbert tells Music News that the law suit was filed over the singer's publishing. According to Davis, Toots said he was taken for a fool by his former manager who basically under paid him for some of his hard work.

Toots is one of the most sought after reggae artistes in the world. However since the last two weeks the artiste has been on the wrong side of luck. He was slapped by a drunk man while performing in the U.S, and now he is going to have to tackle his business associate in court.

Good luck Toots, sue him baxide...bright! after yu wuck hard and sing out yu throat fi di world.




Miguel All Set For Reggae Sumfest 2013

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Grammy winning, singer and songwriter Miguel has been confirmed by Summerfest Productions as one of the acts slated to perform at Reggae Sumfest 2013. The young, R&B vocalist, was signed to Jive Records in 2007, the same label responsible for the success of renowned pop superstars such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Miguel is well known for the chart toppers, "Sure thing", "Do You...", and "All I Want is You".

The Los Angeles, California native's biggest hit to date, "Adorn", is a sultry, soulful ballad reminiscent of the late Marvin Gay's smash, "Sexual Healing". Adorn, was the first track released from the singer's sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream which peaked at the number 1 spot on the Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Sumfest Patrons can expect to be wowed by the young artiste's striking vocals and alluring stage presence while rocking to the sounds of his eclectic LPs. The artiste, who has been knighted as the modern day Prince, often blends the rich sounds of R&B, Rock, Pop and Funk to produce colourful, musical oeuvres.

Miguel will join the list of internationally acclaimed musicians such as Destiny's Child, Rihanna, R-Kelly, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Usher, Chris Brown and many more who have all previously graced the Reggae Sumfest stage. The Sumfest appearance will mark the singer's first performance in Jamaica. Miguel is scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 27, the final night of the Festival, alongside Damian Marley and Chronixx. Reggae Sumfest kicks off with its annual beach party on Sunday, July 21. Early bird tickets for the event's show nights are now available online through Touchstone Ticketing the official online ticketing partner for the Festival. The 21st staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and the Jamaica Tourist Board along with many others.

Reggae Sumfest now in its 21st year, will take place July 21 to 27, 2013. Dubbed The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, the Festival is expected to again attract thousands of patrons from Jamaica and the rest of the world to its home in Montego Bay. Summerfest Productions, owners and organisors of the event, invite music lovers from all over to come to the Festival and celebrate this milestone.

J. Cole - Power Trip (Explicit) ft. Miguel


Miguel - How Many Drinks? (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar





Following the move by the government to enforce the noise abatement act, unscrupulous promoters and mischievous citizens to sabotage their rivals BY CALLING THE POLICE MAKING BASELESS NOISE COMPLAINTS.

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According to the general manager of Rebel T sound system, Dozer Rebel, promoters competing for the same target audience are using the police as their puppets to turn off events and revoke permits. Dozer Rebel says the police ought to visit the homes of their callers before actually turning off the reported events.

"I am having my event in Kingston and my rival can call from all the way in Montego Bay and complain that he/she is being disturbed and the police come turn off my dance. The police should verify the homes by going there and meeting with the complainant to see if it's true. Here in the US, when a complaint is made to the police, they go to the person's house before they turn off the event," Dozer continued.

"A cell phone run Jamaica and man just sit inna him car and call and turn of yu event just like that. No investigation to allocate the caller? It cyah work suh, I have said this over and over."

Street and Hype TV DJ  'Boom Boom' also shared a similar view. Using the Limelight nightclub as an example.

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"Limelight nightclub is indoors, plus it's located in a commercial area. A wi and God alone out deh a party. Yet, people call police to turn off events at Limelight and that is because of envy. But they must know what they are doing. People children go to school from entertainment. A nuh the police a fight entertainment, it's coming from Mr Who It May Concern," he said.

While the promoters complain about the obvious sabotage, the police says they are just following orders from their base.

"We understand that there are loopholes in the system, but we are police officers and we have to follow our instructions because a complaint was made to the base. In some ridiculous cases, we do realise that some persons are being mischievous and those are sometimes ignored. But we have to act on the information given," the officer said.








Jamaican Man cheats on Girlfriend with a Male!

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The picture showing the contents of an x-rated email sent from the employee of a popular local company to his gay lover has been making its rounds online. The email, dated May 7, was captured in the form of a photograph which also shows the name and logo of the company along with the employee's name and position at the company.

The explicit email speaks about the employee having unprotected sex with his male counterpart and also shows the response of his lover who compares the experience to that of a named woman.

It is unclear who took the picture of the email and how the details of the steamy affair got into the public's domain.

The correspondence begins with the employee stating in the email; "I really enjoyed ... u and I (am) daydreaming about it constantly ... simply amazing .... the highest feeling ever, plus the skin to skin made me .... so quick .... can't wait for the next round."

In response to the personal message, his male lover wrote from a personal email address, "Hurt but i'll be ok ... If you never had basketball I would soooooo ... Now I really know I'm ...... than (name of woman)."

Beenie Man on Rupaul gay show





Rayted Defends Dancehall with 'Unfair'

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There is an ugly scar on the left side of the face of dancehall artiste, Rayted. The artiste received the slash when he heroically came to the aid of a young child who was being bullied by an older child who wanted to steal his marbles.

Rayted wears his scars proudly. He is no hero and is far from perfect, but he has a habit of getting into trouble for defending what he believes to be right.

"It happen when I was 12, and did ah go Melrose All Age. An older bwoy,was trying to steal marbles from a young yute, and mi a defend it, ah mi lickle friend, and me and dem par, and the yute use a knife and slice mi face. Mi just did a look out fi the yute, and all mi get fi mi troubles was a bag juice and a banana chips, but mi did haffi deal wid da yute de wicked after, him violate," Rayted said laughing.

The artiste was born Tegana Lloyd Hemmings and he grew up in the tough streets of Clifton Road in Kingston 13, and gravitated between Chisholm Avenue and Ricketts Close, where his mother currently resides.

Fast forward 15 years and he is now taking on the Jamaican government with his scorching hot single, 'Unfair' that has been bombarding FM radio into submission over the last two weeks. The single, an unapologetic hard-hitting demand from the government to desist from enforcing the Night Noise Abatement act in a way that cripples economic benefits derived from dances held in tough, urban inner-city communities.

"The song ah get crazy play, mi love how the selectors in the streets ah endorse it as well. Right now, this song ah the anthem inna Chisholm, every yute a sing it," Rayted said.

"We anno hero but we need fi tek on the ting 'cause the yutes dem need fi know say a pure unfairness a gwaan inna the country because soca can go all night till morning, we nah see it ah lock off. There is no time line pon soca but there is one on dancehall, dem even waan lock it off before the time, and that's unfair. The garrison youths dem will party or do weh dem no waan do," he said.

He recently signed a booking and recording deal with Mario 'Mario C' Campbell of 357 Records /Jamhouse Records who will manage the 27 year-old youngblood's career.

"I heard his voice on a ringtone on my barber's phone, Dwayne formerly of Avery's, and I decided I wanted to meet him. We arranged a meeting, and signed him within a week because he has a powerful sound, an amalgamation of Octane, Kartel, Mavado and Chronixx, and he is focused. We're going to do great things with him," Mario C said.

Written and produced by Mario C, 'Unfair' has fast become one of the songs at the forefront of a new movement to get the Night Noise Abatement Act modified to allow sound systems to play an additional hour until 3 a.m.

"Ricky Trooper has endorsed the song, it is going to be the anthem that will push his lobby to get one more hour added to the cut off time of the Noise Abatement Act stipulations. All we need is one more hour," a passionate Rayted said.

Another song to look out for is 'Forward', which appeals to the public to change the negative mentality of the dancehall going public that seem to reward slackness, gun worship intolerance and sexual immorality.

"Dem nah money pull up the right song, government fi stop tief from the poor, ah dat fi get forward, mama fi stop sleep pon floor, that fi get forward, and we need more time inna dancehall, dat fi get forward," Rayted said.

The song are generating major buzz in the underground dancehall.

"When mi de a Clifton Road, dem see me , dem say Mr Law which come sfrom Unfair, and when mi go round a Ricketts Close, where mi mother live, dem say 'Forward' because the video shoot round there...people ah gravitate to the song dem," he said.

He has performed it at Pull Over Mondays at 53 Waltham Park Road and Nature Fridays on Spanish Town Road, close to Greenwich Farm, and both times received excellent feedback.

"Right now, mi ready fi tek this message to the world, mi haffi big up Mario C fi the support," he said.

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Flippa Moggla Back in the USA?

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Dancehall artiste Flippa Mogga is reportedly in the United States after he was shipped out a few months ago.

The artiste appeared on Entertainment Report a few weeks ago and told media personality Anthony Miller, that he was involved in some problems with the U.S authorities and had to return to Jamaica for awhile.

However, several critics of the dancehall artiste were quick to point out that Flippa was unable to travel and would never set foot in the USA again. Well apparently, they couldn't be more wrong.

The good news for Flippa Moggla comes just days after he was involved in a near fatal motor vehicle accident in Mandivelle, which left his Porche motor car in shambles.




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Dancehall recording artiste, Adijah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital this morning after complaining about chest pains.

Patients visiting the hospital flocked to a section of the institution to get a glimpse of artiste who has been incarcerated without trail for over two years.

After leaving the hospital building in handcuffs, Kartel was whisked away in a grey Nissan police motor vehicle.

According to reports, Vybz Kartel was taken to the X-ray department of the hospital.

Vybz Kartel needs jah love tuneeee





Gun Charge dropped against Buju Banton!

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Buju Banton is now celebrating after a Florida federal judge, yesterday, threw out the gun possession charge arising from his drug conviction two years ago.

But, Imhotep Alkebu-Lan, co-counsellor for the embattled reggae star, real name Mark Myrie told media Buju has 14 days to decide his next move.

Buju was in court seeking a new trial based on allegations that jury fore-woman Teri Wright violated the judge's orders in his February 2011 drug trial.

US District Court Judge, James S. Moody Jr, allowed Buju's conviction to stand but threw out the gun conviction which would have given the artiste an additional five years in prison.

"He (Buju) is now in the deliberation phase and is weighing his options to decide his next move," said Alkebu-Lan.

Moody also instructed prosecutors to bring contempt charges against Wright after accepting she did independent research and also provided the court with an incorrect hard drive for examination.

Compromised decision

The judge found that Moody discussed her findings from the independent research with other jurors, but that it was not possible to say if that had influenced the jury's decisions.

This information came to light after she did a newspaper interview in October 2012.

A computer forensics expert later testified that the hard drive that Wright submitted came from a desktop computer that sat idle from May 2010 to June 2011, a time frame that included the trial and its aftermath.

If found guilty, Wright could face fines and up to six months in prison.

Alkebu-Lan said Banton and his team had 14 days to make an appeal, whilst the prosecutors had 30.

Fantan Mojah - Rasta Got Soul [Official Music Video HD]





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Tommy Lee Sparta has officially launched his own dancehall team called the Spartan Army and a recording label, Guzu Musiq.

"Mi a build a Spartan Army right now. It important to have yuh own thing to add more to what yuh personally have out there. The label is Guzu Musiq and we sign four artistes, Jimbo Sparta, Destiny Sparta them a represent fi Montego Bay, as well as Stylish and Tabeta Cshae," Tommy Lee said. Well, Charley did have him three Angels don't? Three real bad gyal. Yuh nuh watch the movie? A suh dem three girl yah bad. Mi can't wait fi di world see them. When the video drop next week yuh will see wah a de pree," Tommy Lee says people have been asking to book his artistes.

"Request a come in fi dem already and we just a do production wi nuh reach promotion yet. The song weh name Di Creature the video a premiere in a few days. It a get a whole heap a attention since it drop. Mi three Spartan Angel them have a song on the same Creature rhythm too, and it name Real Bad Gyal it a shot same speed. The video fi dat shoot too so it's gonna be another Spartan summer," he said.

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For Destiny Sparta, her experience of being in the Spartan Army has been outstanding so far.

"It's a very good experience. Tommy Lee and I have been friends for years and nothing nuh change, he is always humble. The new members are like family and Tommy Lee is real hands on. He is in the studios with us most of the time to ensure that we are comfortable and happy," Destiny said.

Tommy Lee is booked to perform at Sumfest on dancehall night.
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Dancehall duo Twin of Twins, Dr Cooper and King Jammys have firmly defended Jamaican music in light of National Security Minister Peter Bunting's goal to send artistes and producers to prison for producing songs with violent content.

"They just keep going and going against the music. The Government should clean up their governing body, the dirty politics and how they run this country. They should clean up the 'wild-wild west' attitude they instilled in the people through political warfare and stop using the music as a scapegoat, because that is what is going on. Music is not the element of society that is not paying the teachers and nurses, music is not the element of society that is enforcing wage freezes on hardworking people, music is not responsible for unemployment ... in fact, it reduces that. Music does not control the ports through which guns are allowed to run freely and music is not responsible for the corrupt police. Once again, they are using ignorance to make their decisions. The music is a mirror of society. What you get from the music is what you put in, and if you break the mirror the problem will still exist. The music can only be cleaned if society is clean. To me, this is mostly a cultural difference between the lower class and upper class, and at present, many Jamaicans are not seen as being important if they don't have the right last name," Curly Lox said.

University of the West Indies professor, Carolyn Cooper, says not every song is intended to be violent.

"One of my issues is that some of the very violent-sounding music is not meant literally. Sometimes when we use language it is not always literal. For example, if somebody says 'kill yu wid it', would that be something that is banned? We have to be cautious of how we take things literally," she said, and a similar sentiment was shared by King Jammys who said.

"It all depends; if the music is influencing a bad thing, I am not in support of it. But at the same time, some things shouldn't be taken literal. When I say I am going to kill you with music, you can stand up in front the sound box and nobody nah guh dead. But if a man seh him a guh kill yu with a gun or a knife I don't support that," King Jammys said.

Also fighting against the music is Senator Dr Christopher Tufton who said the Government should consider enacting laws to counter the influence of popular culture in promoting crimes such as lottery scamming.

He also drew example with Vybz kartel's song Scamming, a song which was produced long after scamming was popular in Jamaica.

Jah Vinci Ft. Twin Of Twins-Jah is {VYBZ KARTEL DISS FEBRUARY 2013}


GarrIzon- Nuh Watch Gyal (Rum Fire Riddim)





SkyGrass Announces KING Album Release Party!

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For Immediate Release: SkyGrass Announces KING Album Release Party!

Greetings!

After many hours of songwriting, recording and perfecting instrumentals in studio, SkyGrass (formerly Blu Grass in the Sky) is proud to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album entitled, "I AM KING". The band has partnered with Jordan Weller of Collaborative Events (3Bs), Zen Events to put on what may prove to be the party to launch the summer! 

The event will take place on June 29th, 2013 at the Spartan Courtyard (Brompton Rd.) Kingston, Jamaica and will see live performances from SkyGrass. The show will be featuring a bevy of songs from the album, a fusion of the drum and bass rhythms of reggae music, the high flying energy of rock guitar, and the street flavoured lyrical delivery of Jamaican Dancehall.


A Solid Line-up

The event will boast a solid line-up with performances by Stephen Newland of the celebrated reggae group Rootz Underground and rising reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid. Much more than a concert, the Spartan Courtyard, an oasis in Kingston, will come alive to the sounds of DJ Richie Ras spinning into the night. VIP ticket holders will be treated to backstage access as well as free drinks all night long. But the event will leave no one empty handed! All ticket holders will go home with the SkyGrass album as a free gift on entry.

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I AM KING

Poised for take-off, the Kingston-based SkyGrass is comprised of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Simon Samuel, guitarist Rasheed McCallum and drummer Suane Brown. The band plays a key role in the resurgence of live music among Kingston's youth. Giving critically acclaimed performances at various venues, including the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival (2010 and 2011) where they opened the main stage for Maroon 5.

Written and produced by lead-singer Simon Samuel, the album has already received the thumbs up from Reggae Industry stalwarts. "I AM KING" is about claiming your destiny, knowing that you are supposed to be here and you were created by the many moments leading up to this BIG moment. If it had not been ordained how could it be so?" was Simon's explanation of the album title.


For the Press:

We would like to offer you a press pass and a coupon for complementary drinks at the event as well as a complementary pass to share with your audience.

Please find all of the details attached, including the band's bio, social media links, photographs of the band, and a flyer promoting the release party. If you need more information, would like to interview the event organizer, or the band prior to the event please feel free to contact us at 876-408-3126

Please RSVP by email to blubooking@gmail.com to be added to our guest list. 

Download link for Band Photos: 


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Recent Notable Shows:

- Water the Roots (alongside Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley and Cherine Anderson)

- Cosmic Rotation ( alongside Leftside, Kelissa and Zia Benjamin)

- Earth Hour Concert (alongside Jah9, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid)

- Mahima (alongside Beenie Man, Iwayne, Alaine, Jesse Royal)

- Gungo Walk Festival


Coming up:

- Mission Catwalk Finale Show at Trident Castle

- Miss Jamaica World Eliminations


Social Media Links:

Twitter: @SkyGrass




Snoop Lion outsells other Reggae artistes!

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Despite becoming a rastafarian and only doing reggae for just some months, rapper-turned-reggae artiste Snoop Lion has been enjoying strong presence on all the major reggae charts.

After releasing La La La that was done by Diplo and Major Lazer in June, Snoop managed to get a top spot on iTunes.

While many local artistes are hardly seen on major charts, Snoop's Reincarnated album that was released in April this year has definitely been maintaining a presence on major charts. Of 22 countries featured in the iTunes Store for Top 10 Reggae Albums, Reincarnated was placed in the top 10 for more than 50 per cent of the countries.

Doing well

In the United States and Belgium, the Reincarnated Deluxe Version took the number one spot. The album placed at number three for France, fourth for Germany and Spain, seventh in Belgium, second in Canada, ninth in Finland, fifth in Italy, third in Luxembourg and Switzerland, sixth in Netherlands and Portugal and eighth in Norway.

But iTunes is not the only chart that Reincarnated has been doing well on, as it is currently number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart after being on the chart for nine weeks. This chart records the week's top-selling reggae albums, ranked by sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The album also peaked at number 16 on Billboard 200, which measures the top-selling album among all genres.

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Flo Rida confirmed for Reggae Sumfest

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Summerfest Productions, organisers of the "Greatest Reggae Show on Earth" - Reggae Sumfest has announced the addition of international hip-hop mogul Flo Rida to the line up for International Night 1 on Friday, July 26 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.

Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director of Summerfest Productions, expressed that he is impressed by Flo Rida's catalog of hits. "Flo Rida is a great complement to this year's show, he has done very well over the past few years with a lot on internationally recognised hits. We are really glad to have him on the show, he will be bringing the full experience to the festival, full band, dancers and everything, so it's a big full show on International Night 1."

Nominated for six Billboard Awards in 2013; and with hits such as Whistle and I Cry from his fourth studio album Wild Ones, Flo Rida is expected to attract droves of patrons to the second city for the 21st staging of the Festival.

Wild Ones (originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2) was released in July 2012 and has debuted four singles from the album on the Billboard top 10 with the track Whistle holding the #1 spot in 20 countries, including the United States. Good Feeling peaked at #3 in the US and topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Scotland and the UK while making the top five in nine other countries. Other hits from the album receiving much rave across the world are Right Round ft. Kesha, Elevator ft. Timberland and In the Ayre ft. Will. I. Am.

Quite an extensive traveller, Flo Rida states this will be his first ever performance in the island. "Over the last few years, I've been everywhere -- Africa, Japan, Greece, South America, Russia, the Middle East, Australia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia; but never to Jamaica. I am excited," says the hip-hop sensation. The chart topper will share the stage with Jamaican reggae legends Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley and others on the Festival's International Night 1.

The star studded line-up this year, will showcase the young and dynamic hit makers emerging today, including Grammy Award winning R&B singer Miguel, reggae artistes; Damian " Jr. Gong " Marley & The Ghetto Youths International Crew, Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Nature, and dynamic performers No-Maddz. Dancehall newcomers Baby Tash and Blade are preparing to wow Sumfest audiences alongside young stars like; Tommy Lee, Popcaan, Aidonia, QQ, RDX and not to mention headliners Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, I-Octane and more.

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Reggae Sumfest kicks off with the Beach party on Sunday, July 21 and continues with Dancehall Night and International Nights 1 and 2 from July 25 to 27. The 2013 staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and Courts, Grand Palladum, Half Moon, Holiday Inn and Round Hill Hotel.

Tickets for show nights are now available online on the website http://www.reggaesumfest.com/ or visit for updates www.facebook.com/reggaesumfest.


Flo Rida Song List
Club Can't handle me (feat David Guetta)
Low (feat T.Pain)
Right Round (feat Kesha)
Whistle
Elevator 


For More Information Contact:

Carlette DeLeon
Headline Entertainment

Jamaica: 
8 Haughton Avenue, Kingston 10,
Jamaica WI
Tel: 876.469.4577, 876.754.1526 ,
Fax: 876.906.3634

US: 
221 South State Road 7, MB# 4237
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317, USA
Tel: 305.748.4602




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Popular dancer Keiva went to Bounty Killer's party without panties. The dancer is known to push the envelope where fashion is concerned, however this marks the first time that she has be caught on camera panty-less.

The dancer was definitely the cameraman's favorite for the majority of the night. If it makes you feel any better it was a dancehall setting and dancehall is known for sexually suggestive clothing. Still don't feel any better? Well it was a beach party. If you are yet to feel better too well at least we tried.

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Keiva's latest dance video





Jamari Makes Waves with M.O.N.E. Why Single

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Dancehall-reggae singer Jamari is a firm believer in the power of the mind and what it can create with active faith.  Ever since he was a teenager, he loved music, however, when he saw the financial struggles of his parents, he was determined to make it in the corporate world but, as fate would have it, it is in the music industry where he has made a mark, showing that his dreams can become a reality.

This 22 year-old young blood is generating a major buzz in the world of dancehall-reggae with his breakout single, 'M.O.N.E Why' on the OD Records label.

"The song is in rotation four to five times a day on the radio in Jamaica, my friends are happy for me, whenever they hear the song on the radio, they call me, everybody is excited," he said.

Award-winning director Jay Will shot the video for 'M.O.N.E Why' last week in Montego Bay, Jamari is moving full speed ahead to kick off his own label, Reid Music.

"The video shoot was great, fancy cars, a yacht, pretty girls, it was a great look in the city of Montego Bay," Jamari said. 

Born Jamari Reid, he grew up in community of Falmouth Gardens in the Georgian town of Falmouth in Trelawny. He attended Cedric Titus High where he focused on academics, especially electrical engineering. Upon graduating, his parents were unable to source the funds for his tertiary education. His mother works odd jobs as a waitress while his father,  a well-known detective from kingston that worked in parish of Trelawny.

"When I left school, my parents said they would find the money to continue my education, but it was not to be. So I did the next best thing, I got a nine to five, first, I was a ramp attendant at an airport but my salary was small and any money I got, I gave to my granny and my mother," he said.

Frustrated, he decided to enter the training programme at a hotel as an entertainment co-ordinator.

"I did really well, my supervisors said my results during training was extraordinary , but in the end, I was never hired...it was very disappointing at the time but knew what is to be will be" he said.

Then fate struck in 2009. One night, he was out partying with friends when there was a deejay competition in the Falmouth square.

"The first prize in the contest was 50,000, and my friends pushed me to enter, I went up and did a freestyle and bussed the placed, and came second. I got 15,000," he said, laughing.

Emboldened by his good showing, Jamari then took off for Kingston, determined to link up with the most popular producer in Jamaica.  Fastforward a couple of years, and he recorded  the single , 'M.O.N.E Why' for OD Records in Papine, St. Andrew. Jamari then started to experiment with different genres, working to fine-tune a sound he dubs 'dancehall jazz'. Other songs such as the brilliantly conceived 'One More Time' and the spiritually-charged 'Me Believe' show that Jamari is one of the fierce young voices emerging out of dancehall-reggae today. Now, with the assistance of a mentor, Jamari is starting to put it all together. 

"My mentor saw something different in me, and in time we built a rapport.  My mentor realised that I have a true passion and talent for doing music and when she heard my songs, she saw something special. Music is my passion, so she has decided to help me fulfil that potential. I want to develop and create a whole new sound for dancehall. I have a vision and all I need is the right producers and the right team to make it a reality," he said. 

Open your mind. Jamari will follow.




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Grammy nominated, Billboard chart topping and Icon of reggae and dancehall Bounty Killer and reggae artiste I-Octane have teamed up for a collab to called "Double Trouble".

Since Double Trouble spilled on the Internet, the song has garnered thousands of views via viral videos on youtube. The single was produced by Grammy award winner Buju Banton's eldest son Markus Myries who who heads his own successful Markus Records label and has been delivering a succession of hits productions who have charted both locally and internationally.

The Digicel and Busta soft drink brand ambassador I-Octane who has been busy in studio and with worldwide performances is gearing up for his new venture when he teams up with RepJA to launch shirt.

The I-Octane & Bounty Killer "Double Trouble" single produced by Markus Records is available on itunes and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.

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Assassin Teams up with Kanye West!

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Dancehall artiste Assassin has been featured on Kanye West's upcoming Yeezus.

The song called I'm In It, sees Assassin delivering his hard hitting lyrics to the beat of the multi-platinum and multiple time Grammy Award winner.

Assassin explained.

"Kanye's production was there working on a summer project and wanted some verses from dancehall artistes, and I was one of the artistes selected. I spat some verses, some with and some without music. I got a call in January and I was told he liked what he heard and I'd be hearing from them soon in order to do a bit more work. What it means for my career really is a reinforcement that I am a diverse artiste who isn't limited to a specific genre or type of music. I believe in being creative, and working with Kanye's team was one of those great opportunities," he told THE STAR, adding that he is open to any other such opportunities.

Assassin is currently booming on local radio stations with his current hit single Shell. The song is featured on JA Productions Afterlife rhythm.

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Kanye West recently got his first child via his fiancé, sextape/ reality tv star Kim kardashian.

Kanye West - I'm in it (Yeezus)





Reasons to be mad at Veronica Campbell Brown?

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  1. She is the most achieved female Jamaican sprinter... she wasn't hungry.
  2. She puts Jamaican athlete in a negative light.
  3. The credibility of our greatest athletes are now under more scrutiny.
  4. If she is getting old she should simply bow out gracefully.
  5. When you represent a country, your actions determine how the country is perceived.
  6. We can't be bashing the rivals for one thing then end up doing the same thing.
  7. If it were the Americans, Jamaicans would be ready to cast stones against them.




Flippa Moggla Involved in Serious Car accident!

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Dancehall artiste/promoter, Flippa Moggela, was involved in a near deadly car crash this morning in Manchester.

According to sources, the artiste was returning to Kingston from a party and was possibly under the influence of alcohol.

The artiste is said to be recuperating from his injuries. The repair the car is estimated to cost him millions.

Some people actually a rejoice mi hear? Don't be so quick to judge somebody... a life is a life... get well soon Flippa.

Flippa Moggela aka Flippa Mafia- Hear Mi Hear But Mi Nuh Care (Official Video)





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As summer approaches the battle for the season's break out single is intensifying with various dancehall/reggae artistes penning their versions in search of that illusive summer smash hit. ANG (Alliance Next Generation) recording artiste and protégé of dancehall legend Bounty Killer, Patexx has however narrowed the search after releasing what may be the summer anthem for 2013. Fittingly titled Red Party Cup the track was produced by Studio Vibe Production and is already enjoying heavy rotation on local and international radio as well as in the dancehall.

According to Studio Vibe Production's publicist Karl Durrant the label is keen on creating a buzz for the summer, "the plan is to officially introduce the label to the public this summer by releasing songs that are appropriate for the season and this track is one of them. Patexx is a very talented artiste and this song has a great hook that everyone can sing along to and the riddim is also fantastic so its definitely in the runnings for summer song of 2013 even though it's still very early in the season" stated Durrant.

Studio Vibe Production which is headed by producers Oliver Wright and Adrian Jones will be releasing another project in the middle of June entitled the Jet Stream Riddim which will feature artistes such as I-octane, Munga, Alkaline and new artist Sqeel.

Patexx, Bencil And Navino - Gyal Dem Sexy(Official HD Video)





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Capleton gets pushed during show @ Reggae in the Hills on 6/8/2013





Sly & Robbie Present: Danielle DI The Rebel

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Legendary production duo, Sly and Robbie are celebrating the release of their most recent project, The Rebel. The pioneers of rockers and Rub A Dub have fused their unique sounds with the vocals of dancehall bombshell, Danielle DI. The Rebel is Danielle DI's debut album, constructed to showcase her to the world.

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"It's an immense opportunity to work with Taxi Records and One Pop Music. Sly and Robbie have worked with the best in the music industry on an international scale, from Britney Spears, Madonna, Mick Jagger, No Doubt to Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff and Shabba Ranks, so I feel blessed. The tracks are very different, it's far from what you would expect from a dancehall artiste, its more world music. If you don't have a passion for genuine, authentic music you wont be able to comprehend or appreciate this one," Danielle DI exclaims.

Danielle DI is no new comer to the spotlight. Rorey Baker and the riddim twins produced one of her first tunes, Brown Girl featuring Beenie Man in 2006. Shortly after she scored her first hit in the European market with Ce'Cile, Turn Him On. Her breakthrough song on the local scene was the collaboration, Beat It with Vybz Kartel. Danielle DI has now embarked on a new journey. Her mission is to create a stable position in the forefront for her genre on a global platform.

Official distributor of The Rebel, Tads Records is also enthused about the release. CEO Tad Dawkins shared, "This is a power move by Sly and Robbie to utilize their expertise to carve the future. Success is our focus and therefore we wholly endorse this project." The Rebel is now available on iTunes, Amazon and all major music outlets.

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Jamaican Girl [Official Music Video] Danielle DI


Danielle DI - Pat It Up


Danielle Ft. Cherine - Rebel (Official Video in {HD}) [Reggae fusion/Dancehall]





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Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, has told reporters that although dismissed head coach Theodore Whitmore tried "his endeavour best" he could not keep his job because of the poor performance of the Reggae Boyz on the road to Rio for the 2014 World Cup.

At a press conference a short while ago, Burrell said following last night's 2-0 loss to Honduras, he had a meeting with Whitmore at 0100 hours in Tegucigalpa.

"Following that meeting, coach Whitmore took the decision to tender his resignation," Burrell said.

According to Burrell, the string of poor performances by the national team demands action. 

"A coach's tenure depends on the results. Admittedly, the results over the past months have not been good and hence I have, without any reservation, accepted coach Whitmore's resignation," he said.

However, Burrell has seemingly not closed the door on Whitmore.

"Coach Whitmore has gained tremendous experience and there are other areas in which that experience can be used. But as it relates to the Reggae Boyz team coach Whitmore has resigned as the head coach and will resign from that unit," he said.

Montesso's role

Asked about the role of technical director Afredo Motessso, Burrell said it will take a few days before a decision is made.

"The technical committee and the JFF, in the next few days, will be discussing this matter as high priority," he said, in reference to the way forward following Whitmore's fallout.

In the meantime, Burrell says Jamaica still has a chance to qualify for the World Cup finals from the group of six teams.

"We're still in the qualifying, we still have in place the management staff and we will not want to dismantle the aggregation there," he said.

"All is not lost, there is still hope. Though it may be considered slim we still have a chance and will ask the public to continue supporting the programme."
















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Rumors have been circulating the music community that Vybz kartel was involved in a sexual relationship with the baby mother of reggae artiste Chuck Fenda.

The woman in question is called Georgina, and Vybz Kartel has a song called Georgina, in which he says he wants a girl who can ride it like Georgina.

Note, the message of the song could easily have been misinterpreted, because Georgina is also a horse jockey. So Vybz Kartel could have easily been making reference to the manner in which horses are ridden and not literally implying that he had sex with Chuck Fenda's baby mother (Georgina the jockey).

However music industry pundits are says the self proclaimed world boss was dating Georgina that jockey.

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Vybz Kartel - Georgina [RAW] [Mar 2013]





PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Embracing the Reggae Story MIRF Declares - We Are One
Ten Years of Roots and Dancehall Reggae in Unity

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MONTREAL, June 4, 2013: For the past ten years the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) has been steadfast in generating unity through music and on August 16, 17 and 18, 2013, this reggae rocking tradition continues at the Old Port of Montreal. To mark this milestone, the festival will open up with a series of workshops to include: journalist, writer and director, Hélène Lee, who will present her film "Le premier rasta" that is based on the life of Leonard Percival Howell; and historian/musicologist, Roger Steffans, well known for his fascinating presentations on Bob Marley.

Since its beginnings in 2003 and throughout the ten years, MIRF held fast to its aim to showcase pillars of international and Canadian based reggae music in all its variations; highlighting the unique global appeal of the reggae genre - and this year is no exception.

Here are the first headliners for our 10th anniversary program:

Friday night features Morgan Heritage returning to MIRF after five years with their album, Here Comes the King. It is a pleasure to have 'the royal family of reggae' return. They also performed at the first production of MIRF.

Dubbed Dancehall Night, Saturday's line-up includes Mr. Vegas who is no stranger to the MIRF stage. Returning by popular demand Vegas' lyrical prowess thrust him in the category of international chart topper, as his hits like, Hot Wuk, Tek Wey Yuself and the more recent   album Sweet Jamaica with its blend of roots reggae and electrifying dancehall, continue to dominate airwaves and dancehalls.

In honoring the contribution of music and culture from Trinidad and Tobago, MIRF is delighted to present a dynamic trio - Kes (The Band). Leaders of the new soca, electro dancehall sound it has been argued that these three brothers: Kees, Hans and John Dieffenthaller represent the merging of all of the music of the Caribbean region.

Shaggy is undoubtedly the main attraction for this night. The Grammy Award winning electrifying performer was first known for his hit, Oh Carolina. His catchy beats and lyrics, as in hits like It Wasn't Me, Angel and the Grammy winning album, Boombastic, projected Shaggy to the level of being the only Jamaican artist to have an album go Platinum.

Sunday night is International Night with a roster that includes stalwarts Yellowman, Cocoa T and Freddie McGregor - all of whom have been creating memorable reggae tracks for more than 40 years. Head of the Big Ship label for about 25 years, Freddie McGregor recently released a new album, Freddie McGregor -Di Captain that includes several reggae classics re-visited.

Committed to the overarching theme "United Against Violence", this year's program continues to advance the reggae story with performers from all generations.  MIRF President, Eric Blagrove said, "We are pleased with our track record of bringing thousands of audiences together under the Reggae music banner and this year promises to be even greater as French and English; beginners and veterans perform styles that even go beyond the norms of fundamental reggae."

As is customary the ambiance at the Old Port will be festive with: activities for children; Caribbean and other cuisine; artisan displays and vendors of all sorts.

Tickets are now on sale at:

Ticketpro.ca Tel: 514-790-1111 or 1-866-908-9090


Friday, August 16

Tickets: $10 Available only at the door

Gates open at 4:00pm Showtime :  5 :00pm to 11 :00pm

Saturday, August 17

Tickets $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime: 3:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday August 17 - Official After Party (Venue tbc)

Tickets $10 all night with weekend pass bracelet; $20 in advance and more at the door.


Sunday, August 18

Tickets: $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime 3:00pm to 11:00pm


Weekend Pass

Tickets: $90 in advance; $110 at the door

The Weekend Pass includes all three days at the Old Port of Montreal and a discount at MIRF After Party.


Student Weekend pass 

Tickets: $70 in advance - only with a valid student I.D.  - Limited quantity available only at EB club Lounge. 


VIP Pass

Tickets $250 Available only in advance.

VIP Passes include: All MIRF events that weekend; Sound Clash on Friday night; 3days at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal; The After Party on Saturday; A MIRF Souvenir and complimentary rum punch all day at the Old Port of Montreal.


For Information: www.montrealreggaefest.com; MIRF Tel: 514-482-7921 

Press Material and Content Available in The Media Room: http://dpn.mc2concept.com/firm/

* Please note that other artists on the program for this 10th edition of MIRF, will be announced by press release on June 10, 2013                                                         

For English Media Relations:
Janice Dayle
Amanda Jackson Communications
Tel: (514) 638-5493




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International Rap artistes Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj have released the first rap record in history using the Jamaican patios in its entirety.

The song which is called Twerk It has been released under Lil Wayne's Young Money Records under which both Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes are signed.

Both rappers have roots in the Caribbean, Nicki Minaj hails from Trinidad and Busta Rhymes has Jamaican lineage.

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Rappers have long used Jamaican jingles, intros, curse words and featured Jamaican verses in their songs. But this marks the first time that a rapper has attempted to rap an entire song using patios.

Classist Jamaicans better start recognize patios, because its now a global language. For too long they have masked patios under the English language which was given to them by England.

Big ups to Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj for endorsing the language!!! Mi haffi pull yu dah tune yah bap

Busta Rhymes - Twerk It (Prod. by Pharrell)





Is Popcaan still hating on Chronixx?

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The two artistes have dispelled allegations that there was a brewing feud between them following Popcaan releasing a song counteracting some lines in Chronixx's single Odd Ras, in which he said he said, he would not perform any song about parties nor show his underpants.

Popcaan apparently took the words personal, since he is a party artiste, also known to wear his pants below his waist.

Chronixx told the media that his song was a general message and was not aimed at Popcaan. However Popcaan has released a new summer party song called Unruly Rave in which he again counteracts lines from Chronixx's song.

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Chronixx sang that he does not drink and would not 'sip up' and Popcaan counteracts it by saying 'mi nuh care who waah sip up' he also reaffirmed his stance in previous party songs saying 'the party buck'.

Critics are now wondering...is Popcaan jealous because of Chroixx's rise to stardom, or is he just bitter because he has lost popularity since he was booted from the Gaza Camp by former boss Vybz Kartel.

Since being kicked out of the camp, Popcaan has lost respect from a sea of his usual supporters. Popcaan is also involved in verbal squabble Black Ryno, with whom he had a physical altercation in 2012.

Popcaan - Unruly Rave (Raw) - Block Party Riddim - June 2013


CHRONIXX - ODD RAS - 90'S RIDDIM - DIGITAL VIBEZ ENTERTAINMENT


Blak Ryno Courage OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Popcaan Diss JAN 2013





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R&B singer Miguel is booked to appear at Reggae Sumfest this year. The singer was spotted spanking the ass of his girlfriend while having some quiet time.

Miguel is known for his R&B single Adorn and was recently a popular trendee on social networks because of his accident at the BET awards when he fell on the head of a female.

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Toots Hibbert scammed by ex-manager!

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Toots Hibbert of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals is suing his former manager for $1.25 million US dollars.

Andrea Davis, publicist for Toots Hibbert tells Music News that the law suit was filed over the singer's publishing. According to Davis, Toots said he was taken for a fool by his former manager who basically under paid him for some of his hard work.

Toots is one of the most sought after reggae artistes in the world. However since the last two weeks the artiste has been on the wrong side of luck. He was slapped by a drunk man while performing in the U.S, and now he is going to have to tackle his business associate in court.

Good luck Toots, sue him baxide...bright! after yu wuck hard and sing out yu throat fi di world.




Miguel All Set For Reggae Sumfest 2013

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Grammy winning, singer and songwriter Miguel has been confirmed by Summerfest Productions as one of the acts slated to perform at Reggae Sumfest 2013. The young, R&B vocalist, was signed to Jive Records in 2007, the same label responsible for the success of renowned pop superstars such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Miguel is well known for the chart toppers, "Sure thing", "Do You...", and "All I Want is You".

The Los Angeles, California native's biggest hit to date, "Adorn", is a sultry, soulful ballad reminiscent of the late Marvin Gay's smash, "Sexual Healing". Adorn, was the first track released from the singer's sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream which peaked at the number 1 spot on the Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Sumfest Patrons can expect to be wowed by the young artiste's striking vocals and alluring stage presence while rocking to the sounds of his eclectic LPs. The artiste, who has been knighted as the modern day Prince, often blends the rich sounds of R&B, Rock, Pop and Funk to produce colourful, musical oeuvres.

Miguel will join the list of internationally acclaimed musicians such as Destiny's Child, Rihanna, R-Kelly, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Usher, Chris Brown and many more who have all previously graced the Reggae Sumfest stage. The Sumfest appearance will mark the singer's first performance in Jamaica. Miguel is scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 27, the final night of the Festival, alongside Damian Marley and Chronixx. Reggae Sumfest kicks off with its annual beach party on Sunday, July 21. Early bird tickets for the event's show nights are now available online through Touchstone Ticketing the official online ticketing partner for the Festival. The 21st staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and the Jamaica Tourist Board along with many others.

Reggae Sumfest now in its 21st year, will take place July 21 to 27, 2013. Dubbed The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, the Festival is expected to again attract thousands of patrons from Jamaica and the rest of the world to its home in Montego Bay. Summerfest Productions, owners and organisors of the event, invite music lovers from all over to come to the Festival and celebrate this milestone.

J. Cole - Power Trip (Explicit) ft. Miguel


Miguel - How Many Drinks? (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar





Following the move by the government to enforce the noise abatement act, unscrupulous promoters and mischievous citizens to sabotage their rivals BY CALLING THE POLICE MAKING BASELESS NOISE COMPLAINTS.

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According to the general manager of Rebel T sound system, Dozer Rebel, promoters competing for the same target audience are using the police as their puppets to turn off events and revoke permits. Dozer Rebel says the police ought to visit the homes of their callers before actually turning off the reported events.

"I am having my event in Kingston and my rival can call from all the way in Montego Bay and complain that he/she is being disturbed and the police come turn off my dance. The police should verify the homes by going there and meeting with the complainant to see if it's true. Here in the US, when a complaint is made to the police, they go to the person's house before they turn off the event," Dozer continued.

"A cell phone run Jamaica and man just sit inna him car and call and turn of yu event just like that. No investigation to allocate the caller? It cyah work suh, I have said this over and over."

Street and Hype TV DJ  'Boom Boom' also shared a similar view. Using the Limelight nightclub as an example.

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"Limelight nightclub is indoors, plus it's located in a commercial area. A wi and God alone out deh a party. Yet, people call police to turn off events at Limelight and that is because of envy. But they must know what they are doing. People children go to school from entertainment. A nuh the police a fight entertainment, it's coming from Mr Who It May Concern," he said.

While the promoters complain about the obvious sabotage, the police says they are just following orders from their base.

"We understand that there are loopholes in the system, but we are police officers and we have to follow our instructions because a complaint was made to the base. In some ridiculous cases, we do realise that some persons are being mischievous and those are sometimes ignored. But we have to act on the information given," the officer said.




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