February 2014 Archives

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Controversial youtuber Youtube Usher, has wrongfully accused billboard charting dancehall producer Notnice of producing Alkaline's Batty Wash song called Fuck You. The youtuber was speaking his mind in one of his usual online rants, however he was way off target this time around as it relates to who the real producer of the song was.

Several commentators have since took to the social networking site to inform Youtube Usher that he should research his facts before opening his mouth.

Alkaline's song has received thousands of views since the controversy about anal licking and continues to grow.

Di sadamite a dancehall music (alkaline and notnice)


Alkaline - Fuck You (2016) [Raw] - Igloo Riddim - February 2014





 

Buju's former lawyer dead

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Lumumba, the attorney who represented Buju Banton before being named mayor of Jackson, Mississippi has died.

Mr. Lumumba who was a prominent attorney and human rights advocate died Tuesday at the age of 66. City officials said Chokwe Lumumba died at St. Dominic Hospital. A cause of death was not immediately clear.

Olimata Taal who was one of Mr. Lumumba's mentees is saddened by what she describes as his sudden passing.

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Prior to being appointed Mayor in Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba advised Buju Banton to seek other legal counsel.

Mr. Lumumba served one term on the City Council and was sworn in as mayor last July.

As an attorney, Chokwe Lumumba represented rapper Tupac and countless others.

Buju Banton - Untold Stories





Dominicans demonstrate for Tommy Lee Sparta

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Tommy Lee Sparta's  has stated that several Dominicans took to the streets to protest against the government's decision to refuse entry to the artiste. Tommy Lee Sparta, who was set to perform in Portsmouth on Sunday night, was denied entry when the private jet he was travelling in landed in Dominica on Sunday evening.

Several residents turned up outside the police station where the artiste was being held. One irate resident stated that the people of Dominica will be there for Tommy Lee regardless of what happens. Another young man had a placard around his neck with the words 'Free the Boss'.

"Free Tommy Lee. Free Tommy Lee. Watch everybody in this spot, everybody in this spot is for Tommy Lee," he said, while showcasing a section of the crowd.

Others pleaded with the artiste to open the bus window as he was being transported to the hospital. Some could be heard questioning the authorities as to why they had locked up the artiste like a criminal.

"We reported this to the United Nations headquarters that the CARICOM nationals were arrested, denied food and water, medication and rights to legal representation. This changed when the artiste developed serious medical conditions from the ghetto concrete floor accommodation provided. He was consequently moved to the Marigot Hospital emergency room because a metal from his broken leg developed blood clots, cramps and muscle spams," Williams said.

With more Dominicans taking to social media to blast the government, Williams assured fans that the artiste has no history of disrupting public safety.

"He has performed in Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Germany and several other countries. None of these countries had security concerns. Based on online feedback and public outcry, to view him as a threat of the safety of an entire nation is ridiculous."

Tommy Lee Sparta - Spartan Soldier - OCTOBER 2013





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Reggae artiste Fantan Mojah has received over two million views on YouTube.com for his single Rasta Got Soul, a song which has never charted in Jamaica and is rarely played on local radio.

The song was produced by Warrior Music on their Think Twice rhythm and is one of Fantan Mojah's more successful singles internationally.

According to Fantan Mojah's management Young Veterans, reggae is not getting effective coverage from local media. "How can a reggae song with no controversy nor nudity get more than two million views online and remains relatively under the radar in Jamaica? Reggae music should be getting more attention especially since the society is going in a direction that doesn't look too morally correct right now," Young Veterans said.

The management says Fantan Mojah has been performing on shows in Jamaica and abroad, and is already an icon in some parts of the world.

"Fantan Mojah is a terrific performer who has thrilled millions all over the world with his music. But I guess sometimes people don't realise just how much impact some of our artistes are making on the global scale if you don't follow the hype. Right now Fantan Mojah's image is painted on the house of one of Chelsea's star football players and that shows the level of respect that he has," Young Veterans said.

The artiste recently performed at Lutan Fyah's Birthday Bash, Ninja Man's Birth Day celebration, Noddy Virtue's Reggae Salute, Stone Love Anniversary, Patrick Roberts Ghetto Splash among others.

The reggae artiste is currently promotion a dancehall song called pro marijuana song called Hydro.

Fantan Mojah - Rasta Got Soul Produce by Dameon Gayle

















VCB cleared

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Jamaica's multi Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Veronica Campbell Brown has been cleared to resume her track and field career.

The Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) cleared Campbell Brown, "100 per cent of any wrong doing", according to a source close to the situation.

Other sources stated that Campbell Brown had been suspended by the IAAF for two years but she appealed to CAS and was cleared.

The 16-time medallist tested positive for a banned substance at the Jamaica International invitational last year May and has been side-lined ever since.

She missed the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia last August.




Alkaline Says he wants a girl to Give him batty wash

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If you think sucking pussy and sucking dick was going too far in dancehall. Dancehall artiste Alkaline has pushed the boundaries of dancehall music a step further by saying in his new song Fuck You that he wants to get his anus licked by a girl.

According to the artiste "cocky suck and batty wash is just a brawta. Since the song's release several persons have took to youtube to condemn the young artiste for the batty wash/ass licking line.

Here are some of the comments.

"Chuckie" cah believe that a wah alkaline a deal wid.

Nicholas Graham "Suck mada alkaline!! Yah freak! Batty man bout batty wash"

Bloodray jones "any man who make gal push tongue up dem asshole is a battyman!! alkaline getting off on gal licking him batty!! him worst dan nyamstardam!! mi would bun him out if him say him eat pussy!! but mi bun fire pan battyman more dan fire pan pussy sucker!! mi bun dem all but fire hotter for battyman!! alkaline a battyman!!"

Alkaline - Fuck You (2016 Raw) [Igloo Riddim] February 2014


Dancehall veteran Mr. Vegas recently released a song asking the young artiste to careful what he sings about.




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The artiste triggered a nerve-wracking anticipation of a verdict being handed down recently in the high-profile murder trial. The artiste brought a section of the busy downtown Kingston commercial district to a virtual standstill that harked back to the 1991 extradition case against notorious Tivoli Gardens don Lester Lloyd Coke, aka Jim Brown, as the police were forced to stave off a crowd which descended on the area.

The Igloo rhythm is expected to pick up steam following his anticipated release.

Vybz Kartel- Hey Girl (Preview) February 2014 (Igloo Riddim)






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The Dancehall & Reggae community has come to its peak in recent weeks with an excess of music that lacks creativity and quality. There has been an outcry for a form of quality control within this particular music industry for as long as we can remember. There has been a need for a quality control sector which disallows certain music that doesn't meet the regulated standards of production from being distributed within this market.

Some say Dancehall is dead! Some say Reggae is dead! But is it really? Surf the net or any social media platforms that promote Dancehall and Reggae. I guarantee that you will find quality singles and compilations from each genre, but only after a deep search. This is the major problem. There is so much music being released with no regulatory body to govern these releases. So as a result, music that hasn't been mixed or mastered properly is displayed on the same platforms with the bunch that is up to standards. Then ultimately resulting in the perception that Dancehall and Reggae is dead, because the quantity exists in abundance, but the quality is relatively at a minimum.

Now we should ask ourselves who is responsible for this travesty that is now our music industry. Do your research and you will end up with the name Johnny Wonder of Hapilos 21st nine out of ten times. I will bet you that this individual qualifies for your answer nine out of ten times. Who is Johnny Wonder? Well many say he is one of the worst persons they ever encountered professionally, while others say he is a money grabbing piece of s****t. Whatever the results of your survey about this individual may be , I can bet you that it lacks anything positive, nine out of ten times.

While I respect this individual for his experience and hard work he has done over the years for our music. I can't afford to let him hide behind his merits and continue to help destroy this music industry that provided so much for so many and continues to provide regardless of its state of affairs. Now many will ask, who are you to judge Johnny Wonder? Well let's just say I am an artist myself who was a victim of some of the worst customer service ever to be handed down to a customer. With that said I will add that Johnny Wonder has the professionalism of a teenager who sells lemonade from a street cart and I would recommend him to take a crash course in business ethics at the very minimum.

How can someone who is so unqualified be responsible for so much? How can someone so unqualified have so much power in this music industry? It's almost as If we Jamaicans sat back and allowed our Government to run the operations of dancehall. We need to take back our music! Ask any mainstream producer in the dancehall community about Johnny Wonder. Nine out of ten of them will tell you that Mr Wonder services are equivalent to JPS of Jamaica. They can't do without the services because there are no better options but it lacks efficiency immensely and if they had a better option they would switch in a heartbeat. Compare his services to the less popular but very diligent Zojack Worldwide or the crowd favorite Riddimstream Media and you will notice a big gap in professionalism, courtesy and delivery.

It's just unfortunate that it's the wolf of Dancehall Johnny Wonder that is currently top of the hierarchy. Now I gave you a quick rundown of what the wolf of dancehall lacks, which is ultimately everything. God knows Mr Wonder may have started this journey as an innocent man who had the welfare of this music industry as his priority, and perhaps along the way got corrupted by the its monetary benefits because all he seems to prioritize now is the welfare of the superstar artists while treating the younger upcoming artists like they don't exist. Is this fair? I always thought a business's initial aim should always be to treat all customers equally. If we look at the likes of Digicel, Flow, Verizon, Cablevision and other companies, Johnny Wonder's company would not even qualify for an internship if these companies were hiring relative companies to work with them.

I want to assure you that this is not a hate article against this individual, as I am actually being very kind with my words when compared to the damage and corruption he has done to this industry. Who ever elected him to be Dancehall's president? Well this is basically what he did. He organized and extracted a couple thousands of email contacts from his years of experience as the industries inside man, then started to blasts releases to these contacts, representing himself as the main distributor, and then overtime was able to develop a descent relationship with his recipients as he created the supply and demand network of music.

Nothing more, nothing less. Are you impressed? I was for a while, until in my second year of my computer science major I learnt how to write a script that not only extracts all email contacts from the web related to dancehall, music, reggae, and videos but was also able to tell me which of these emails were active in a matter of five minutes. Get my point? If not, my point is that not only is the wolf of Dancehall old school, lacks professionalism, integrity and efficiency, there are a lot of persons who can do what he does with their eyes close, better than he does it.

In a few days, we will share a recent interview conducted by YoutTube Promoter JJ Eva Frass with Dancehall Artiste Stamma Gramma as they speak further on the issue.




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The defense in the high profile murder trial against dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has closed their case.

Tom Tavres Finson is making an address to the jury regarding his criticism of the prosecution's case.

He has criticized the credibility of the prosecution's star witness along with the police officers who testified.

At the start of this morning's session, Defense attorney Tom Tavares Finson, raised concerns about the prosecution hiring handwriting experts and not informing the defense.

Mr. Finson highlights the use of one expert by the name of William Smiley who prepared a report in December on documents related this case.

In a statement from Mr. Smiley, the expert says that he had started analysis and the documents were requested to be returned the prosecution.

Finson also mentions the hiring of another expert, George Dixon who did one report on November 25 2013 and another on December 12, 2013. Finson says he did not know of this second expert until yesterday.

He says under the proper protocol procedure, this information should have been given to the defense.

In response, lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor says that he did not see the importance of disclosing the report as it was inconclusive.

The judge says that as a minister of justice the prosecutor should have tendered the information to the defense.

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm along with three others are on trial for alleged 2011 murder of Clive Lizard Williams.




Sparta Boss Charged for Lotto scam?

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Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged in relation to alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam.

The Major Organized Crime and Anti- Corruption Task Force, MOCA charged Tommy Lee last Friday, with breaches of the law reform (fraudulent transaction) (special provisions) act. His 4 co accused, including 2 women, have been charged.

Tommy Lee Sparta's attorney Bert Samuels says the entertainer is expected to appear in the half way tree R-M court.

Tommy Lee Sparta is out on 400 thousand dollars bail.

Mr. Samuels says the deejay's bail conditions allow him to perform at shows.

Reports are that on Monday, February 3, members of the New Kingston police were conducting a routine stop and search operation along Knutsford Boulevard, when a motorist was cited for breaching the road traffic act.

Police say the motorist, who did not have a driver's license in his possession gave an identity, which turned out to be fictitious. Further investigations were conducted that resulted in the lottery scam task force being called in to carry out additional probe.

As a result the driver and two occupants of the motor vehicle were detained.

A probe was launched and an operation was conducted at a house in the Kingston 5 area, which is the residence of one of the occupants of the motor vehicle. Police say during a search of the premises, items related to lottery scam activities were detected and seized.

Efforts to get a comment from Tommy Lee Sparta or his management were futile.

Iyara - Naa Dweet (Raw) [John Legend - All Of Me Remake] February 2014 | ANG Dancehall Reggae





Nicki Minaj video Cover Art upsets Malcolm X's fans

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Rapper Nicki Minaj has never shied away from making a statement -- and with her latest video, the rapstress is back in the crosshairs of controversy. The clip, for her new single "Lookin Ass Nigga," has drawn mixed reviews so far, but what's sparked a debate isn't the track itself -- but, rather, her unofficial cover art, which uses an image of Malcolm X holding a gun. (The image has since been taken down, but you can see it here.)

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Shortly after she posted the picture to her Instagram account, the uproar began -- including a Change.org petition, which drew thousands of signatures, urging a boycott to stop her from "dishonoring the life and contributions of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century." In another petition, activist Kevin Powell made the point that Malcolm X's reason for carrying a gun (because he was justifiably afraid for his life) isn't comparable to Minaj's sexualized use of guns in the video.

Amidst the furor, Minaj took to Instagram on Thursday evening to explain herself and offer an apology to the assassinated leader's estate. "What seems to be the issue now?" she wrote, before apologizing:

...Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued...

Nicki Minaj - "Lookin Ass Nigga" (Official Video) . #HD





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Supporters of dancehall music have a reason to celebrate today, following Parliament's decision to remove Clause 15 of the Anti-Gang legislation.

That section of the act stated that "A person shall not use a common name or identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical marking, colour or style of dress or graffiti or produce, record or perform songs to promote or facilitate the criminal activity of a criminal organisation", and was said to be aimed at preventing artistes from recording material deemed as being violent or supporting gangs.

The announcement of the removal of the clause was made by former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, and Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor at a recent panel discussion at The University Of The West Indies, organised by the Mona Campus Youth League (MYCL), a chapter of Generation 2000 on the campus.

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However, McGregor still stood his ground as it related to his stance on the controversial clause. He also revealed that the clause was created as a result of the Mavado-Kartel feud, which, he said, segregated dancehall fans and facilitated the rise of gangs in local schools.

Vybz Kartel Vs Mavado Full War Mix By Dj Diddy





Lil Kim is Pregnant

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Rapper Lil' Kim has shown off a surprise baby bump at New York Fashion Week.

The diminutive hip hop diva - who was last linked to boxer Floyd Mayweather - let her bump do the talking as she was carried by a burly bodyguard from her car, showing off her new physique at the event in New York.

It is unclear who Kim - real name Kimberly Denise Jones - is currently in a relationship with.

Recently Kim has been linked to professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., 36, and the pair were said to be still 'dating' in September last year.

The 39-year-old rapper claimed to be in love with music producer Scott Storch in 2012 - who she collaborated with on her hit single Lighters Up - and even revealed that she 'would have married him.

Kim has been quiet on the music scene of late, although she performed in London in November last year, and released a mix-tape which featured the cover art for 1995 debut album Hard Core.

Her debut album, Hard Core went double platinum following its release and reached number eleven on the US Billboard 200 - the highest entry for a female rap album at the time - after selling more than 78,000 copies in its first week of release.

Adding to that accolade, Kim then climbed to number one on the Rap Chart with three tracks from the critically acclaimed set, including Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix) and Crush on You.

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Tessanne Chin signs with international agency

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Tessanne Chin, who won season five of NBC's The Voice last December, will now be represented by one of the world's largest talent and literary agents, ICM Partners, according to a report on Hollywood.com.

ICM Partners, which has offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, is a full service agency representing creative and technical talent in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and live entertainment. Among some of the agency's clients are Al Pacino, Samuel Jackson, Eminem, Beyonce, and The Beach Boys.

Chin is now working on her album with Universal Republic Records; it is slated to be released later this year.








Casinos famous for live music around the world

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Today's casinos are often part of a much larger resort that offers guests a complete entertainment package. Typically a diverse choice of activities can be found with some resorts even including amusement parks and other unexpected points of interest. Casinos have also become well known as hosts to various music acts. Many casino resorts include specially designed theatres that can accommodate live music performances.

The city of Las Vegas features numerous casinos and on any given day is the site of just as many music events. Some of the acts are there for a limited engagement while others book performers for longer contracts.

One of these is the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Currently, they are headlining Donny & Marie. While this may be their permanent show, there are other music acts that come there as well. A popular one is the Legends in Concert which is a tribute to top musicians of yesteryear.

Many attendees of this show enjoy the nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Caesar's Palace is one of the most renowned casinos on the Vegas Strip.

Also, the casino is a place many go to take in musical performances. The casino features all the games you would find at Riverbellecasino.com but also its has its own theatre which is fittingly known as the Coliseum.

Over the years, many top performers have dazzled audiences with their musical prowess. Big names like Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, Celine Dion and Elton John have headlined shows here at the Coliseum. The casino's reputation for superb musical talent continues into the present with names like Rod Stewart drawing in the crowds. Most casinos require prior purchase of tickets to get into these shows. In fact, some casinos recommended purchasing tickets prior to your departure to ensure you have a seat. Shows are additional fees and not part of one's hotel or casino fare.




L.A. Lewis challenges Bounty

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Deejay L.A. Lewis has reported to the St Andrew South police that he has been receiving death threats from some of Bounty Killer's followers because of a YouTube post.

It is reported that after leaving a party last week Wednesday, Lewis was approached by men with ratchet knives who started arguing with him over the controversial diss track he posted on YouTube.

The deejay told the media that he was not hurt in that incident, but he said the experience pushed him to lodge a report to the cops.

Since the latter part of 2013, the deejay has been inviting Bounty Killer to a lyrical confrontation. However, the veteran artiste has not responded to any of the the self-proclaimed Seven-Star General's songs.

The Youtube video, titled 'Bounty Killer Girl Confess to L.A Lewis', has more than 10,000 views and shows a female claiming to be a former lover of Bounty spilling details about the artiste's sexual habits.

Lewis told the media that he is not fearful for his life, because his intentions were merely lyrical; however, he is concerned for the woman in the video who is also receiving death threats.

Efforts made by the media to confirm the report with the police were futile. However, the deejay presented his original receipt to The Gleaner's North Street offices as proof that a formal complaint was in fact made to the police.

LA Lewis - Bounty Yuh Bow (Bounty Killer Diss)





Red Square Productions/Maybach Music Group Releases "Twerkin' Cyrus" on the Suburb Riddim with Magazeen Featuring Wale.

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[February 11, 2014 - Kingston, Jamaica/Los Angeles, California] Dancehall icon Spragga Benz' record label, Red Square Productions, teams up with Hip-Hop superstar Rick Ross' record label, Maybach Music Group, to officially release the first single off of the "Suburb Riddim" which is entitled "Twerkin' Cyrus". The track was produced by Manager/Producer Tugz of the Red Square team for Red Square Productions.

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This sizzling record features Magazeen, a Dancehall Artist, and Rapper sensation, Wale, both of which are Maybach Music Group Recording Artists.  This is also the first time in history of Dancehall and Hip-Hop colliding in such a way with Wale being the first Hip-Hop Artist to be featured on a real Dancehall Riddim, not on a remix.

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The Suburb Riddim is also the first team project of 2014 for the Red Square Productions label. It features their own entire label recording Artists, which includes: Spragga Benz, Amlak, Tajji, Jay-5, Kemmikal, Jahfrica, Xyclone, Askel, Natty Cris and Bittah.

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Maybach Music Group's Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Wale.

This Dancehall compilation of the "Suburb Riddim" is yet to have a release date set but be sure to know that it is coming soon.

For updates, media queries and bookings, contact Lesley Hayles, @LesleyOdyssey on Twitter or email lesley.hayles@gmail.com

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Magazeen featuring Wale
"Twerkin' Cyrus"
Suburb Riddim
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Today -- Reggae Wednesday -- Reggae Praise

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Today!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 pm at Emancipation Park Reggae Wednesday show "REGGAE PRAISE" featuring - Ryan Mark • Kevin Downswell • Judy Mowatt • Sista Pat • Claudius England • Lt King Stitchie!!!

Please invite your colleagues, family and friends!





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Reggae artiste Mr Absolute, otherwise known as Shaggy Wonder, says he is picking up the pieces following his controversial divorce with TV host and artiste manager Suzie Q.

The two had tongues wagging in the entertainment industry in 2012, after Mr Absolute accused Suzie Q of cheating with reggae artiste Spanner Banner a claim which was refuted by both Suzie Q and the Life Goes Onsinger.

However, Suzie Q and Spanner Banner later tied the knot in 2013, and Mr Absolute says he has cut his locks as a result of the stressful divorce.

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The Taliban singer said he is now directing his focus on his music career. "I didn't expect what happened to happen and certain things I can't even put out there because we have children together and I am more disappointed in her than even angry," Mr Absolute said.

"The house was built by both of us and mi haffi leave everything in Jamaica wid har and start over in America because I was too embarrassed to stay where we lived," Mr Absolute said.

He said that he has willed his portion of the property to his children and another family member in case anything should happen to him. He has also released a song called Happy With Yourself which chronicles his experience during the divorce, and is currently promoting the music videos for singles Burning Fire and Plea My Cause.

The singjay disclosed that his music videos are being aired on several local media outlets except that which is operated by Suzie Q.

"Mi nah guh ask har fi play dem ... Mi a tek the place by storm ya now. mi have more freedom fi duh mi music. Every single piece of furniture wey inna di house a me and har buy dem a foreign. Spanner need fi provide fi him wife as a big artiste ...," Mr Absolute said.




Introducing Nordia Witter

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Beautiful, Young and Talented are just some of the words used to describe up-and-coming artiste Nordia Witter.

Firmly aiming for the top and never settling for less is just one of Witter's personal Mantras.

With a distinctive and innate talent that promises to be one of Jamaica's finest, Nordia is determined to take her place in music history.

Her latest single "B Rider" was just recently released and sees Nordia showing her skills as she handles the hard hitting beat like the professional she is. The song is aimed at targeting the international audience and is expected to be the break out single for Witter.

The aspiring artiste had tongues wagging at the recently concluded Youth View Awards with her Keenea Linton-George dress and Christian Louboutin heels, however she hopes in 2014, music lovers will be speaking about her music rather than her image as she aims to impress with her pop infused dancehall single called B Rider.






Konshens and Sean Paul for Arsenio Hall show

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Social media have been abuzz with reports that dancehall star Konshens and international dancehall deejay Sean Paul will be making a primetime appearance on one of America's most highly rated late night talk shows.

Well the buzz is real. Both entertainers will perform their hit single Want Dem All on the CW Television network affiliate WPIX's Arsenio Hall show on February 13.

Ever since Want Dem All was released, fans have been showing their approval on social media and requesting it on radio. Want Dem All is produced by Benny Blanco. It is a ladies anthem and definitely a party starter.

Want Dem All is featured on Sean Paul's forthcoming studio album Full Frequency, which is due for release on February 18 via Atlantic Records.

"We recently went to Costa Rica and performed it in front of over 10,000 screaming fans and trust me it was a great energy," said Konshens.

Both artistes will bring the energy to American television viewers.

Konshens is gearing up for a hectic schedule after he departs the island for Washington DC later this month. He has dates in Pennsylvania and New York, then he returns to the island to take part in the Rainforest Seafood Charity event in Montego Bay on March 5.

The top rated Arsenio Hall show began its run on American television in 1989. A number of top selling stars from urban to pop music have performed on the show which lasted until 1994. The show was revived last year. Among the Jamaican entertainers who have performed on the show in the past were Patra and Shabba Ranks, while foreigners include 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Easy E among others.

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Sean Paul - Want Dem All ft. Konshens [Official Audio]





Rasta Man bawls for Vybz kartel

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A Rastafarian who goes by the name Bad Ras has uploaded a YouTube video where he cries for incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, asking Jah to forgive the deejay for his mistakes.

The minute and 34 seconds long video is called Kartel Case and shows the Rastaman holding a Gleaner in his hand while reading about Kartel's trial and beginning to cry (literal eyewater) while chanting a song.

The song, dedicated to Vybz Kartel, is a remake of Sizzla Kalonji's Dry Cry. It has received over 5,000 views thus far, with mixed reviews.

He also says Vybz Kartel was wrong for saying he fucked Mavado's mother as well as fighting Ninja Man and betraying Bounty Killer after the Alliance boss gave him a career so he could feed his family.

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STEPHEN "RAGGA" MARLEY REVEALS NEW SONG "THORN OR A ROSE" FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT OF THE ROOTS 

ROLLING STONE PREMIERES "SOULFUL" COLLAB OFF HIS UPCOMING SUMMER ALBUM 'REVELATION PART 2: THE FRUIT OF LIFE'

Stephen "Ragga" Marley unveils his brand new track "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought, giving fans a sneak peek of what is to come on his 2014 summer album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life.' The eight-time Grammy-winning artist and son of Bob Marley will also tour all major markets in the U.S. throughout April and May. For most up-to-date schedule visit: https://www.facebook.com/stephenraggamarley

Rolling Stone raves that the "soulful" track weighs "in on 21st century race relations and staying true to yourself amidst a laconic, jazzy backdrop." Read full article here:

Listen to Marley's "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought:

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His upcoming album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life' is the second installment in a two part series, following his 2012 Grammy-winning Best Reggae Album 'Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.'  Whereas 'The Root of Life' is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae, filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation,  'The Fruit of Life' will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip-hop.





DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY GOES GOLD ONCE AGAIN 
FOR HIS SKRILLEX COLLAB "MAKE IT BUN DEM"

GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST DROPS BRAND NEW SINGLE
"IS IT WORTH IT (GUN MAN WORLD)"

This week, reggae star Damian "Jr Gong" Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab "Make It Bun Dem." This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his 'Welcome To Jamrock' album in 2006. The album's title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, "Make It Bun Dem" saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views:

Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Make It Bun Dem [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on 'Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley also reveals his brand new single "Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)." LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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Reports out of Australia are that Jamaican netball star Romelda Aiken has been the victim of a "racist" and "aggressive" cyber attack.

According to the Central Queensland News (CQNews), Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz says the entire team has thrown its support behind teammate Aiken after her public admission that she has been the victim of cyber racism, bullying and aggressive threats.

The CQ News reported that the Jamaican star revealed that she sent a "naked photo of herself to a person she met on Instagram".

The photo was then posted on various public social media platforms. The person then began a series of racial and personal attacks, stalking and threatening the star athlete over a period of months, the CQ News report said.

Australia's Couriermail also reported that Aiken admitted she sent the stalker a photograph, "naked, taken side on. It was revealing - but at the same time showed very little".

"The fact Romelda has brought her private turmoil out into the public arena at the risk of her own reputation will mean more young women may get the message that this is a form of interaction that can so easily be exploited," Geitz is reported as saying.

"The Firebirds love and respect Romelda even more so now after knowing what she has been going through, and I think she is only going to be stronger for it."

Queensland police have been investigating the matter, the CQ News report said.

Aiken began her netball stint in Australia joining the Queensland Firebirds in 2008.




Popcaan charged for assaulting a police officer

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Dancehall artiste Popcaan has found himself in trouble with the law, after allegedly assaulting a police officer at the airport recently. The artiste managed to hide the issue from the media for several months by keeping a low profile.

However he recently turned up on his court date and was forced to reveal the situation in full view of the media. Popcaan is the second former Gaza member to make the news for a criminal act in the past few days.




Zimmerman wants to fight Rappers... they accept

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Two years after his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in February of 2012, George Zimmerman's promoters are saying he is asking for a boxing match with rapper Kanye West.

Why does Zimmerman want to fight the Yeezus rapper? According to international sources, Zimmerman has taken issue with Kanye's treatment of seemingly defenseless people. Kanye assaulting a paparazzi member in September of 2013 and his recent altercation with an alleged racist 18 year old troublemaker has rubbed Zimmerman the wrong way.

This is the second rapper Zimmerman has voiced his desire to fight. A few days ago, promoter Damon Feldman of the Celebrity Boxing Federation informed the international media that rapper Game would be a "perfect match" for the training Zimmerman. The hated ex security guard has also pulled the attention of DMX who says he wants to throw A punches at Zimmerman on behalf of Trayvon Martin.

DMX - Slippin'


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The Game - Ali Bomaye (Explicit) ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross


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Tommy Lee, the controversial dancehall artiste, is among several persons taken into custody by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) in a major crack down on the lottery scam.

The entertainer, whose given name is Leroy Russell, was arrested in the business district of New Kingston late Monday.

A senior investigator at MOCA told RJR News, that the artiste and six other persons, including two women were detained.

He said the cops raided a house on Brompton Close off Lady Musgrave Road and seized documents, including lists with the names of US citizens and other material used in the lottery scam.

Tommy Lee Sparta - Megah Banton - UNKIND - Extended Version - Official Music Video - October 2013





Reggae Month 2014 - Sunday, February 2

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Reggae Month Calendar of Events

Reggae Month 2014 under the theme "The Journey Continues" is set to kick off this Sunday, February 2, with an Ecumenical Service at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona, St Andrew, beginning at 12:00 pm. A staple for the start of our Reggae Month activities, this celebratory service brings various denominations together in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the festival now in its sixth staging. Ken Boothe, the Alpha Boys Band, Dawn Martin, Dimario McDowell and DehJah Dance Theatre and others will be participants.

Later, the Jamaica Music Museum will host their lecture series "Grounation" to be held at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street and the Trench Town Festival will present "Jammin at the Bass" at the Ambassador Theatre bringing a close to the first day's activities.

Attached is our Reggae Month Calendar for your perusal. Regular notices on our events will be sent throughout the month and we also invite you to visit our website: www.jariajamaica.com for additional details.

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Jazz and Blues Festival - Jan 30th - Feb 1st, 2014

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'Bunny Rugs' of Third World is dead

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William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke former lead singer of the popular band Third World has died in a Miami hospital.

Clarke who would have turned 66 on Thursday, February 6, had been in intensive care for some time.

He missed a number of engagements linked with the celebration of Third World's 40th anniversary last year but it was generally felt that he would have recovered enough to return to Jamaica this month.

Clarke was born in Mandeville and replaced 'Prilly' Hamiltion as lead singer for the band in 1976. His first album with the band was '96 degrees in the Shade' but is best known for the hits 'Now that we found Love' an O'Jays original, and 'Try Jah Love'.

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Alkaline Groupies Face-off on Facebook

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Two girls recently went ham on facebook over dancehall artiste Alkaline, one of the Groupie who goes by the name Gully Princess claims to be just a fan of the deejay, however she has several pictures of the artiste posted on her profile...even her banner picture. She was apparently approached by a next girl (Shantoy) who claims she is the wife of Alkaline...here are the messages and a picture of Gully Princess.

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Tony Matterhorn and Nasheen Fire Clash over wig

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When sound system selector Tony Matterhorn decided to wear a female wig in an Instagram video posted recently, he may not have expected that the backlash would have been so great.

Florida-based DJ Nasheen Fire  made his thoughts abundantly clear via his Instagram profile by posting a self-made video in which he made disparaging comments about Tony Matterhorn's wig.

Tony Matterhorn then took Nasheen's comments to heart and retaliated by hurling several verbal blows at the DJ, during which he insulted Nasheen's mother and iconic dancehall artiste, Bounty Killer, who earlier, had shared Nasheen's video bashing Matterhorn's wig-wearing stunt.

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"Listen! Mi born March and mi nuh hate pon people, yu hear. Yu see After Dark, it's entertainment and mi keep it professional. Some a unno man vex because unno see gyal a comment and unno might like da girl deh. Then suppose unnu see mi messages them? Unno would a dead?," Tony Matterhorn questioned.

And as for his attack on the Florida-based DJ, he said: "Nasheen and Bounty Killer already know mi a sick head. Unno nuh waah mi guh back to wey mi used to duh. Just leave it alone. If unnu see mi a entertain and unno have a problem with it, pick a number and join the line. If yuh want some followers tell mi and mi mek unnu get some followers. Him talk bout a gyal alone talk up inna video and him duh six video pon him page ... talk up," Tony Matterhorn said.

Nasheen says he had not intended to start a feud with Matterhorn but only wanted to make him aware that wearing a female wig did not look good for his image. He also said Tony is fraud for dissing Bounty Killer.

"I want the world to know that I don't have a personal beef with Matterhorn, but from how I see he reacted, it's clear that he has a problem with me. I know Matterhorn for years and he and I both know that I'm not a follower and I speak my mind at anytime whenever I feel like. He was the one who blew this out of context when he made his first video dissing me saying I should gomy mother, and I would never dis Miss Maggie. He is out of place for dissing Killer, but Matterhorn just feels guilty because he dissed Killer in a song last year, which he never responded to. So this is just another attempt to try get Killer to diss him back. Matterhorn just wants the attention that he is not getting. Let me remind you, Bounty Killer is responsible for making the entire world know about Dufton Taylor a.k.a. Tony Matterhorn. Killer will never answer him on wax because him (Matterhorn) a lose him way. Not because you have a big female fan base you should do anything to keep them entertained. You control your fan base. Don't get caught up and let them control your mind till you start doing things you would not have done before," Nasheen said.

Nasheen Fire and his sound system, Innocent Sound, are now calling for a sound clash with Tony Matterhorn to settle the argument.

"Tony Matterhorn, I challenge you to a clash with my Innocent Sound and we can settle this musically. If not, shut yuh big mouth and go back to making skits with wigs and low selecting life. Big up Team Innocent Sound, Fada Taylor di boss, Juxxy Fire, Dappa lee-Neely and the whole squad," Nasheen told the medi.




 

Dominicans demonstrate for Tommy Lee Sparta

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Tommy Lee Sparta's  has stated that several Dominicans took to the streets to protest against the government's decision to refuse entry to the artiste. Tommy Lee Sparta, who was set to perform in Portsmouth on Sunday night, was denied entry when the private jet he was travelling in landed in Dominica on Sunday evening.

Several residents turned up outside the police station where the artiste was being held. One irate resident stated that the people of Dominica will be there for Tommy Lee regardless of what happens. Another young man had a placard around his neck with the words 'Free the Boss'.

"Free Tommy Lee. Free Tommy Lee. Watch everybody in this spot, everybody in this spot is for Tommy Lee," he said, while showcasing a section of the crowd.

Others pleaded with the artiste to open the bus window as he was being transported to the hospital. Some could be heard questioning the authorities as to why they had locked up the artiste like a criminal.

"We reported this to the United Nations headquarters that the CARICOM nationals were arrested, denied food and water, medication and rights to legal representation. This changed when the artiste developed serious medical conditions from the ghetto concrete floor accommodation provided. He was consequently moved to the Marigot Hospital emergency room because a metal from his broken leg developed blood clots, cramps and muscle spams," Williams said.

With more Dominicans taking to social media to blast the government, Williams assured fans that the artiste has no history of disrupting public safety.

"He has performed in Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Germany and several other countries. None of these countries had security concerns. Based on online feedback and public outcry, to view him as a threat of the safety of an entire nation is ridiculous."

Tommy Lee Sparta - Spartan Soldier - OCTOBER 2013





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Reggae artiste Fantan Mojah has received over two million views on YouTube.com for his single Rasta Got Soul, a song which has never charted in Jamaica and is rarely played on local radio.

The song was produced by Warrior Music on their Think Twice rhythm and is one of Fantan Mojah's more successful singles internationally.

According to Fantan Mojah's management Young Veterans, reggae is not getting effective coverage from local media. "How can a reggae song with no controversy nor nudity get more than two million views online and remains relatively under the radar in Jamaica? Reggae music should be getting more attention especially since the society is going in a direction that doesn't look too morally correct right now," Young Veterans said.

The management says Fantan Mojah has been performing on shows in Jamaica and abroad, and is already an icon in some parts of the world.

"Fantan Mojah is a terrific performer who has thrilled millions all over the world with his music. But I guess sometimes people don't realise just how much impact some of our artistes are making on the global scale if you don't follow the hype. Right now Fantan Mojah's image is painted on the house of one of Chelsea's star football players and that shows the level of respect that he has," Young Veterans said.

The artiste recently performed at Lutan Fyah's Birthday Bash, Ninja Man's Birth Day celebration, Noddy Virtue's Reggae Salute, Stone Love Anniversary, Patrick Roberts Ghetto Splash among others.

The reggae artiste is currently promotion a dancehall song called pro marijuana song called Hydro.

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VCB cleared

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Jamaica's multi Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Veronica Campbell Brown has been cleared to resume her track and field career.

The Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) cleared Campbell Brown, "100 per cent of any wrong doing", according to a source close to the situation.

Other sources stated that Campbell Brown had been suspended by the IAAF for two years but she appealed to CAS and was cleared.

The 16-time medallist tested positive for a banned substance at the Jamaica International invitational last year May and has been side-lined ever since.

She missed the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia last August.




Alkaline Says he wants a girl to Give him batty wash

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If you think sucking pussy and sucking dick was going too far in dancehall. Dancehall artiste Alkaline has pushed the boundaries of dancehall music a step further by saying in his new song Fuck You that he wants to get his anus licked by a girl.

According to the artiste "cocky suck and batty wash is just a brawta. Since the song's release several persons have took to youtube to condemn the young artiste for the batty wash/ass licking line.

Here are some of the comments.

"Chuckie" cah believe that a wah alkaline a deal wid.

Nicholas Graham "Suck mada alkaline!! Yah freak! Batty man bout batty wash"

Bloodray jones "any man who make gal push tongue up dem asshole is a battyman!! alkaline getting off on gal licking him batty!! him worst dan nyamstardam!! mi would bun him out if him say him eat pussy!! but mi bun fire pan battyman more dan fire pan pussy sucker!! mi bun dem all but fire hotter for battyman!! alkaline a battyman!!"

Alkaline - Fuck You (2016 Raw) [Igloo Riddim] February 2014


Dancehall veteran Mr. Vegas recently released a song asking the young artiste to careful what he sings about.




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The artiste triggered a nerve-wracking anticipation of a verdict being handed down recently in the high-profile murder trial. The artiste brought a section of the busy downtown Kingston commercial district to a virtual standstill that harked back to the 1991 extradition case against notorious Tivoli Gardens don Lester Lloyd Coke, aka Jim Brown, as the police were forced to stave off a crowd which descended on the area.

The Igloo rhythm is expected to pick up steam following his anticipated release.

Vybz Kartel- Hey Girl (Preview) February 2014 (Igloo Riddim)






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The Dancehall & Reggae community has come to its peak in recent weeks with an excess of music that lacks creativity and quality. There has been an outcry for a form of quality control within this particular music industry for as long as we can remember. There has been a need for a quality control sector which disallows certain music that doesn't meet the regulated standards of production from being distributed within this market.

Some say Dancehall is dead! Some say Reggae is dead! But is it really? Surf the net or any social media platforms that promote Dancehall and Reggae. I guarantee that you will find quality singles and compilations from each genre, but only after a deep search. This is the major problem. There is so much music being released with no regulatory body to govern these releases. So as a result, music that hasn't been mixed or mastered properly is displayed on the same platforms with the bunch that is up to standards. Then ultimately resulting in the perception that Dancehall and Reggae is dead, because the quantity exists in abundance, but the quality is relatively at a minimum.

Now we should ask ourselves who is responsible for this travesty that is now our music industry. Do your research and you will end up with the name Johnny Wonder of Hapilos 21st nine out of ten times. I will bet you that this individual qualifies for your answer nine out of ten times. Who is Johnny Wonder? Well many say he is one of the worst persons they ever encountered professionally, while others say he is a money grabbing piece of s****t. Whatever the results of your survey about this individual may be , I can bet you that it lacks anything positive, nine out of ten times.

While I respect this individual for his experience and hard work he has done over the years for our music. I can't afford to let him hide behind his merits and continue to help destroy this music industry that provided so much for so many and continues to provide regardless of its state of affairs. Now many will ask, who are you to judge Johnny Wonder? Well let's just say I am an artist myself who was a victim of some of the worst customer service ever to be handed down to a customer. With that said I will add that Johnny Wonder has the professionalism of a teenager who sells lemonade from a street cart and I would recommend him to take a crash course in business ethics at the very minimum.

How can someone who is so unqualified be responsible for so much? How can someone so unqualified have so much power in this music industry? It's almost as If we Jamaicans sat back and allowed our Government to run the operations of dancehall. We need to take back our music! Ask any mainstream producer in the dancehall community about Johnny Wonder. Nine out of ten of them will tell you that Mr Wonder services are equivalent to JPS of Jamaica. They can't do without the services because there are no better options but it lacks efficiency immensely and if they had a better option they would switch in a heartbeat. Compare his services to the less popular but very diligent Zojack Worldwide or the crowd favorite Riddimstream Media and you will notice a big gap in professionalism, courtesy and delivery.

It's just unfortunate that it's the wolf of Dancehall Johnny Wonder that is currently top of the hierarchy. Now I gave you a quick rundown of what the wolf of dancehall lacks, which is ultimately everything. God knows Mr Wonder may have started this journey as an innocent man who had the welfare of this music industry as his priority, and perhaps along the way got corrupted by the its monetary benefits because all he seems to prioritize now is the welfare of the superstar artists while treating the younger upcoming artists like they don't exist. Is this fair? I always thought a business's initial aim should always be to treat all customers equally. If we look at the likes of Digicel, Flow, Verizon, Cablevision and other companies, Johnny Wonder's company would not even qualify for an internship if these companies were hiring relative companies to work with them.

I want to assure you that this is not a hate article against this individual, as I am actually being very kind with my words when compared to the damage and corruption he has done to this industry. Who ever elected him to be Dancehall's president? Well this is basically what he did. He organized and extracted a couple thousands of email contacts from his years of experience as the industries inside man, then started to blasts releases to these contacts, representing himself as the main distributor, and then overtime was able to develop a descent relationship with his recipients as he created the supply and demand network of music.

Nothing more, nothing less. Are you impressed? I was for a while, until in my second year of my computer science major I learnt how to write a script that not only extracts all email contacts from the web related to dancehall, music, reggae, and videos but was also able to tell me which of these emails were active in a matter of five minutes. Get my point? If not, my point is that not only is the wolf of Dancehall old school, lacks professionalism, integrity and efficiency, there are a lot of persons who can do what he does with their eyes close, better than he does it.

In a few days, we will share a recent interview conducted by YoutTube Promoter JJ Eva Frass with Dancehall Artiste Stamma Gramma as they speak further on the issue.




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The defense in the high profile murder trial against dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has closed their case.

Tom Tavres Finson is making an address to the jury regarding his criticism of the prosecution's case.

He has criticized the credibility of the prosecution's star witness along with the police officers who testified.

At the start of this morning's session, Defense attorney Tom Tavares Finson, raised concerns about the prosecution hiring handwriting experts and not informing the defense.

Mr. Finson highlights the use of one expert by the name of William Smiley who prepared a report in December on documents related this case.

In a statement from Mr. Smiley, the expert says that he had started analysis and the documents were requested to be returned the prosecution.

Finson also mentions the hiring of another expert, George Dixon who did one report on November 25 2013 and another on December 12, 2013. Finson says he did not know of this second expert until yesterday.

He says under the proper protocol procedure, this information should have been given to the defense.

In response, lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor says that he did not see the importance of disclosing the report as it was inconclusive.

The judge says that as a minister of justice the prosecutor should have tendered the information to the defense.

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm along with three others are on trial for alleged 2011 murder of Clive Lizard Williams.




Sparta Boss Charged for Lotto scam?

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Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged in relation to alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam.

The Major Organized Crime and Anti- Corruption Task Force, MOCA charged Tommy Lee last Friday, with breaches of the law reform (fraudulent transaction) (special provisions) act. His 4 co accused, including 2 women, have been charged.

Tommy Lee Sparta's attorney Bert Samuels says the entertainer is expected to appear in the half way tree R-M court.

Tommy Lee Sparta is out on 400 thousand dollars bail.

Mr. Samuels says the deejay's bail conditions allow him to perform at shows.

Reports are that on Monday, February 3, members of the New Kingston police were conducting a routine stop and search operation along Knutsford Boulevard, when a motorist was cited for breaching the road traffic act.

Police say the motorist, who did not have a driver's license in his possession gave an identity, which turned out to be fictitious. Further investigations were conducted that resulted in the lottery scam task force being called in to carry out additional probe.

As a result the driver and two occupants of the motor vehicle were detained.

A probe was launched and an operation was conducted at a house in the Kingston 5 area, which is the residence of one of the occupants of the motor vehicle. Police say during a search of the premises, items related to lottery scam activities were detected and seized.

Efforts to get a comment from Tommy Lee Sparta or his management were futile.

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Nicki Minaj video Cover Art upsets Malcolm X's fans

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Rapper Nicki Minaj has never shied away from making a statement -- and with her latest video, the rapstress is back in the crosshairs of controversy. The clip, for her new single "Lookin Ass Nigga," has drawn mixed reviews so far, but what's sparked a debate isn't the track itself -- but, rather, her unofficial cover art, which uses an image of Malcolm X holding a gun. (The image has since been taken down, but you can see it here.)

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Shortly after she posted the picture to her Instagram account, the uproar began -- including a Change.org petition, which drew thousands of signatures, urging a boycott to stop her from "dishonoring the life and contributions of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century." In another petition, activist Kevin Powell made the point that Malcolm X's reason for carrying a gun (because he was justifiably afraid for his life) isn't comparable to Minaj's sexualized use of guns in the video.

Amidst the furor, Minaj took to Instagram on Thursday evening to explain herself and offer an apology to the assassinated leader's estate. "What seems to be the issue now?" she wrote, before apologizing:

...Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued...

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Supporters of dancehall music have a reason to celebrate today, following Parliament's decision to remove Clause 15 of the Anti-Gang legislation.

That section of the act stated that "A person shall not use a common name or identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical marking, colour or style of dress or graffiti or produce, record or perform songs to promote or facilitate the criminal activity of a criminal organisation", and was said to be aimed at preventing artistes from recording material deemed as being violent or supporting gangs.

The announcement of the removal of the clause was made by former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, and Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor at a recent panel discussion at The University Of The West Indies, organised by the Mona Campus Youth League (MYCL), a chapter of Generation 2000 on the campus.

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However, McGregor still stood his ground as it related to his stance on the controversial clause. He also revealed that the clause was created as a result of the Mavado-Kartel feud, which, he said, segregated dancehall fans and facilitated the rise of gangs in local schools.

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Lil Kim is Pregnant

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Rapper Lil' Kim has shown off a surprise baby bump at New York Fashion Week.

The diminutive hip hop diva - who was last linked to boxer Floyd Mayweather - let her bump do the talking as she was carried by a burly bodyguard from her car, showing off her new physique at the event in New York.

It is unclear who Kim - real name Kimberly Denise Jones - is currently in a relationship with.

Recently Kim has been linked to professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., 36, and the pair were said to be still 'dating' in September last year.

The 39-year-old rapper claimed to be in love with music producer Scott Storch in 2012 - who she collaborated with on her hit single Lighters Up - and even revealed that she 'would have married him.

Kim has been quiet on the music scene of late, although she performed in London in November last year, and released a mix-tape which featured the cover art for 1995 debut album Hard Core.

Her debut album, Hard Core went double platinum following its release and reached number eleven on the US Billboard 200 - the highest entry for a female rap album at the time - after selling more than 78,000 copies in its first week of release.

Adding to that accolade, Kim then climbed to number one on the Rap Chart with three tracks from the critically acclaimed set, including Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix) and Crush on You.

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Tessanne Chin signs with international agency

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Tessanne Chin, who won season five of NBC's The Voice last December, will now be represented by one of the world's largest talent and literary agents, ICM Partners, according to a report on Hollywood.com.

ICM Partners, which has offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, is a full service agency representing creative and technical talent in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and live entertainment. Among some of the agency's clients are Al Pacino, Samuel Jackson, Eminem, Beyonce, and The Beach Boys.

Chin is now working on her album with Universal Republic Records; it is slated to be released later this year.








Casinos famous for live music around the world

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Today's casinos are often part of a much larger resort that offers guests a complete entertainment package. Typically a diverse choice of activities can be found with some resorts even including amusement parks and other unexpected points of interest. Casinos have also become well known as hosts to various music acts. Many casino resorts include specially designed theatres that can accommodate live music performances.

The city of Las Vegas features numerous casinos and on any given day is the site of just as many music events. Some of the acts are there for a limited engagement while others book performers for longer contracts.

One of these is the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Currently, they are headlining Donny & Marie. While this may be their permanent show, there are other music acts that come there as well. A popular one is the Legends in Concert which is a tribute to top musicians of yesteryear.

Many attendees of this show enjoy the nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Caesar's Palace is one of the most renowned casinos on the Vegas Strip.

Also, the casino is a place many go to take in musical performances. The casino features all the games you would find at Riverbellecasino.com but also its has its own theatre which is fittingly known as the Coliseum.

Over the years, many top performers have dazzled audiences with their musical prowess. Big names like Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, Celine Dion and Elton John have headlined shows here at the Coliseum. The casino's reputation for superb musical talent continues into the present with names like Rod Stewart drawing in the crowds. Most casinos require prior purchase of tickets to get into these shows. In fact, some casinos recommended purchasing tickets prior to your departure to ensure you have a seat. Shows are additional fees and not part of one's hotel or casino fare.




L.A. Lewis challenges Bounty

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Deejay L.A. Lewis has reported to the St Andrew South police that he has been receiving death threats from some of Bounty Killer's followers because of a YouTube post.

It is reported that after leaving a party last week Wednesday, Lewis was approached by men with ratchet knives who started arguing with him over the controversial diss track he posted on YouTube.

The deejay told the media that he was not hurt in that incident, but he said the experience pushed him to lodge a report to the cops.

Since the latter part of 2013, the deejay has been inviting Bounty Killer to a lyrical confrontation. However, the veteran artiste has not responded to any of the the self-proclaimed Seven-Star General's songs.

The Youtube video, titled 'Bounty Killer Girl Confess to L.A Lewis', has more than 10,000 views and shows a female claiming to be a former lover of Bounty spilling details about the artiste's sexual habits.

Lewis told the media that he is not fearful for his life, because his intentions were merely lyrical; however, he is concerned for the woman in the video who is also receiving death threats.

Efforts made by the media to confirm the report with the police were futile. However, the deejay presented his original receipt to The Gleaner's North Street offices as proof that a formal complaint was in fact made to the police.

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Red Square Productions/Maybach Music Group Releases "Twerkin' Cyrus" on the Suburb Riddim with Magazeen Featuring Wale.

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[February 11, 2014 - Kingston, Jamaica/Los Angeles, California] Dancehall icon Spragga Benz' record label, Red Square Productions, teams up with Hip-Hop superstar Rick Ross' record label, Maybach Music Group, to officially release the first single off of the "Suburb Riddim" which is entitled "Twerkin' Cyrus". The track was produced by Manager/Producer Tugz of the Red Square team for Red Square Productions.

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This sizzling record features Magazeen, a Dancehall Artist, and Rapper sensation, Wale, both of which are Maybach Music Group Recording Artists.  This is also the first time in history of Dancehall and Hip-Hop colliding in such a way with Wale being the first Hip-Hop Artist to be featured on a real Dancehall Riddim, not on a remix.

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The Suburb Riddim is also the first team project of 2014 for the Red Square Productions label. It features their own entire label recording Artists, which includes: Spragga Benz, Amlak, Tajji, Jay-5, Kemmikal, Jahfrica, Xyclone, Askel, Natty Cris and Bittah.

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Maybach Music Group's Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Wale.

This Dancehall compilation of the "Suburb Riddim" is yet to have a release date set but be sure to know that it is coming soon.

For updates, media queries and bookings, contact Lesley Hayles, @LesleyOdyssey on Twitter or email lesley.hayles@gmail.com

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Today -- Reggae Wednesday -- Reggae Praise

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Today!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 pm at Emancipation Park Reggae Wednesday show "REGGAE PRAISE" featuring - Ryan Mark • Kevin Downswell • Judy Mowatt • Sista Pat • Claudius England • Lt King Stitchie!!!

Please invite your colleagues, family and friends!





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Reggae artiste Mr Absolute, otherwise known as Shaggy Wonder, says he is picking up the pieces following his controversial divorce with TV host and artiste manager Suzie Q.

The two had tongues wagging in the entertainment industry in 2012, after Mr Absolute accused Suzie Q of cheating with reggae artiste Spanner Banner a claim which was refuted by both Suzie Q and the Life Goes Onsinger.

However, Suzie Q and Spanner Banner later tied the knot in 2013, and Mr Absolute says he has cut his locks as a result of the stressful divorce.

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The Taliban singer said he is now directing his focus on his music career. "I didn't expect what happened to happen and certain things I can't even put out there because we have children together and I am more disappointed in her than even angry," Mr Absolute said.

"The house was built by both of us and mi haffi leave everything in Jamaica wid har and start over in America because I was too embarrassed to stay where we lived," Mr Absolute said.

He said that he has willed his portion of the property to his children and another family member in case anything should happen to him. He has also released a song called Happy With Yourself which chronicles his experience during the divorce, and is currently promoting the music videos for singles Burning Fire and Plea My Cause.

The singjay disclosed that his music videos are being aired on several local media outlets except that which is operated by Suzie Q.

"Mi nah guh ask har fi play dem ... Mi a tek the place by storm ya now. mi have more freedom fi duh mi music. Every single piece of furniture wey inna di house a me and har buy dem a foreign. Spanner need fi provide fi him wife as a big artiste ...," Mr Absolute said.




Introducing Nordia Witter

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Beautiful, Young and Talented are just some of the words used to describe up-and-coming artiste Nordia Witter.

Firmly aiming for the top and never settling for less is just one of Witter's personal Mantras.

With a distinctive and innate talent that promises to be one of Jamaica's finest, Nordia is determined to take her place in music history.

Her latest single "B Rider" was just recently released and sees Nordia showing her skills as she handles the hard hitting beat like the professional she is. The song is aimed at targeting the international audience and is expected to be the break out single for Witter.

The aspiring artiste had tongues wagging at the recently concluded Youth View Awards with her Keenea Linton-George dress and Christian Louboutin heels, however she hopes in 2014, music lovers will be speaking about her music rather than her image as she aims to impress with her pop infused dancehall single called B Rider.






Konshens and Sean Paul for Arsenio Hall show

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Social media have been abuzz with reports that dancehall star Konshens and international dancehall deejay Sean Paul will be making a primetime appearance on one of America's most highly rated late night talk shows.

Well the buzz is real. Both entertainers will perform their hit single Want Dem All on the CW Television network affiliate WPIX's Arsenio Hall show on February 13.

Ever since Want Dem All was released, fans have been showing their approval on social media and requesting it on radio. Want Dem All is produced by Benny Blanco. It is a ladies anthem and definitely a party starter.

Want Dem All is featured on Sean Paul's forthcoming studio album Full Frequency, which is due for release on February 18 via Atlantic Records.

"We recently went to Costa Rica and performed it in front of over 10,000 screaming fans and trust me it was a great energy," said Konshens.

Both artistes will bring the energy to American television viewers.

Konshens is gearing up for a hectic schedule after he departs the island for Washington DC later this month. He has dates in Pennsylvania and New York, then he returns to the island to take part in the Rainforest Seafood Charity event in Montego Bay on March 5.

The top rated Arsenio Hall show began its run on American television in 1989. A number of top selling stars from urban to pop music have performed on the show which lasted until 1994. The show was revived last year. Among the Jamaican entertainers who have performed on the show in the past were Patra and Shabba Ranks, while foreigners include 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Easy E among others.

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Sean Paul - Want Dem All ft. Konshens [Official Audio]





Rasta Man bawls for Vybz kartel

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A Rastafarian who goes by the name Bad Ras has uploaded a YouTube video where he cries for incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, asking Jah to forgive the deejay for his mistakes.

The minute and 34 seconds long video is called Kartel Case and shows the Rastaman holding a Gleaner in his hand while reading about Kartel's trial and beginning to cry (literal eyewater) while chanting a song.

The song, dedicated to Vybz Kartel, is a remake of Sizzla Kalonji's Dry Cry. It has received over 5,000 views thus far, with mixed reviews.

He also says Vybz Kartel was wrong for saying he fucked Mavado's mother as well as fighting Ninja Man and betraying Bounty Killer after the Alliance boss gave him a career so he could feed his family.

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STEPHEN "RAGGA" MARLEY REVEALS NEW SONG "THORN OR A ROSE" FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT OF THE ROOTS 

ROLLING STONE PREMIERES "SOULFUL" COLLAB OFF HIS UPCOMING SUMMER ALBUM 'REVELATION PART 2: THE FRUIT OF LIFE'

Stephen "Ragga" Marley unveils his brand new track "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought, giving fans a sneak peek of what is to come on his 2014 summer album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life.' The eight-time Grammy-winning artist and son of Bob Marley will also tour all major markets in the U.S. throughout April and May. For most up-to-date schedule visit: https://www.facebook.com/stephenraggamarley

Rolling Stone raves that the "soulful" track weighs "in on 21st century race relations and staying true to yourself amidst a laconic, jazzy backdrop." Read full article here:

Listen to Marley's "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought:

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His upcoming album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life' is the second installment in a two part series, following his 2012 Grammy-winning Best Reggae Album 'Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.'  Whereas 'The Root of Life' is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae, filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation,  'The Fruit of Life' will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip-hop.





DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY GOES GOLD ONCE AGAIN 
FOR HIS SKRILLEX COLLAB "MAKE IT BUN DEM"

GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST DROPS BRAND NEW SINGLE
"IS IT WORTH IT (GUN MAN WORLD)"

This week, reggae star Damian "Jr Gong" Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab "Make It Bun Dem." This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his 'Welcome To Jamrock' album in 2006. The album's title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, "Make It Bun Dem" saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views:

Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Make It Bun Dem [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on 'Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley also reveals his brand new single "Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)." LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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Reports out of Australia are that Jamaican netball star Romelda Aiken has been the victim of a "racist" and "aggressive" cyber attack.

According to the Central Queensland News (CQNews), Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz says the entire team has thrown its support behind teammate Aiken after her public admission that she has been the victim of cyber racism, bullying and aggressive threats.

The CQ News reported that the Jamaican star revealed that she sent a "naked photo of herself to a person she met on Instagram".

The photo was then posted on various public social media platforms. The person then began a series of racial and personal attacks, stalking and threatening the star athlete over a period of months, the CQ News report said.

Australia's Couriermail also reported that Aiken admitted she sent the stalker a photograph, "naked, taken side on. It was revealing - but at the same time showed very little".

"The fact Romelda has brought her private turmoil out into the public arena at the risk of her own reputation will mean more young women may get the message that this is a form of interaction that can so easily be exploited," Geitz is reported as saying.

"The Firebirds love and respect Romelda even more so now after knowing what she has been going through, and I think she is only going to be stronger for it."

Queensland police have been investigating the matter, the CQ News report said.

Aiken began her netball stint in Australia joining the Queensland Firebirds in 2008.




Popcaan charged for assaulting a police officer

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Dancehall artiste Popcaan has found himself in trouble with the law, after allegedly assaulting a police officer at the airport recently. The artiste managed to hide the issue from the media for several months by keeping a low profile.

However he recently turned up on his court date and was forced to reveal the situation in full view of the media. Popcaan is the second former Gaza member to make the news for a criminal act in the past few days.




Zimmerman wants to fight Rappers... they accept

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Two years after his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in February of 2012, George Zimmerman's promoters are saying he is asking for a boxing match with rapper Kanye West.

Why does Zimmerman want to fight the Yeezus rapper? According to international sources, Zimmerman has taken issue with Kanye's treatment of seemingly defenseless people. Kanye assaulting a paparazzi member in September of 2013 and his recent altercation with an alleged racist 18 year old troublemaker has rubbed Zimmerman the wrong way.

This is the second rapper Zimmerman has voiced his desire to fight. A few days ago, promoter Damon Feldman of the Celebrity Boxing Federation informed the international media that rapper Game would be a "perfect match" for the training Zimmerman. The hated ex security guard has also pulled the attention of DMX who says he wants to throw A punches at Zimmerman on behalf of Trayvon Martin.

DMX - Slippin'


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The Game - Ali Bomaye (Explicit) ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross


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Tommy Lee, the controversial dancehall artiste, is among several persons taken into custody by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) in a major crack down on the lottery scam.

The entertainer, whose given name is Leroy Russell, was arrested in the business district of New Kingston late Monday.

A senior investigator at MOCA told RJR News, that the artiste and six other persons, including two women were detained.

He said the cops raided a house on Brompton Close off Lady Musgrave Road and seized documents, including lists with the names of US citizens and other material used in the lottery scam.

Tommy Lee Sparta - Megah Banton - UNKIND - Extended Version - Official Music Video - October 2013





Reggae Month 2014 - Sunday, February 2

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Reggae Month Calendar of Events

Reggae Month 2014 under the theme "The Journey Continues" is set to kick off this Sunday, February 2, with an Ecumenical Service at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona, St Andrew, beginning at 12:00 pm. A staple for the start of our Reggae Month activities, this celebratory service brings various denominations together in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the festival now in its sixth staging. Ken Boothe, the Alpha Boys Band, Dawn Martin, Dimario McDowell and DehJah Dance Theatre and others will be participants.

Later, the Jamaica Music Museum will host their lecture series "Grounation" to be held at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street and the Trench Town Festival will present "Jammin at the Bass" at the Ambassador Theatre bringing a close to the first day's activities.

Attached is our Reggae Month Calendar for your perusal. Regular notices on our events will be sent throughout the month and we also invite you to visit our website: www.jariajamaica.com for additional details.

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Jazz and Blues Festival - Jan 30th - Feb 1st, 2014

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'Bunny Rugs' of Third World is dead

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William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke former lead singer of the popular band Third World has died in a Miami hospital.

Clarke who would have turned 66 on Thursday, February 6, had been in intensive care for some time.

He missed a number of engagements linked with the celebration of Third World's 40th anniversary last year but it was generally felt that he would have recovered enough to return to Jamaica this month.

Clarke was born in Mandeville and replaced 'Prilly' Hamiltion as lead singer for the band in 1976. His first album with the band was '96 degrees in the Shade' but is best known for the hits 'Now that we found Love' an O'Jays original, and 'Try Jah Love'.

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Alkaline Groupies Face-off on Facebook

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Two girls recently went ham on facebook over dancehall artiste Alkaline, one of the Groupie who goes by the name Gully Princess claims to be just a fan of the deejay, however she has several pictures of the artiste posted on her profile...even her banner picture. She was apparently approached by a next girl (Shantoy) who claims she is the wife of Alkaline...here are the messages and a picture of Gully Princess.

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Tony Matterhorn and Nasheen Fire Clash over wig

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When sound system selector Tony Matterhorn decided to wear a female wig in an Instagram video posted recently, he may not have expected that the backlash would have been so great.

Florida-based DJ Nasheen Fire  made his thoughts abundantly clear via his Instagram profile by posting a self-made video in which he made disparaging comments about Tony Matterhorn's wig.

Tony Matterhorn then took Nasheen's comments to heart and retaliated by hurling several verbal blows at the DJ, during which he insulted Nasheen's mother and iconic dancehall artiste, Bounty Killer, who earlier, had shared Nasheen's video bashing Matterhorn's wig-wearing stunt.

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"Listen! Mi born March and mi nuh hate pon people, yu hear. Yu see After Dark, it's entertainment and mi keep it professional. Some a unno man vex because unno see gyal a comment and unno might like da girl deh. Then suppose unnu see mi messages them? Unno would a dead?," Tony Matterhorn questioned.

And as for his attack on the Florida-based DJ, he said: "Nasheen and Bounty Killer already know mi a sick head. Unno nuh waah mi guh back to wey mi used to duh. Just leave it alone. If unnu see mi a entertain and unno have a problem with it, pick a number and join the line. If yuh want some followers tell mi and mi mek unnu get some followers. Him talk bout a gyal alone talk up inna video and him duh six video pon him page ... talk up," Tony Matterhorn said.

Nasheen says he had not intended to start a feud with Matterhorn but only wanted to make him aware that wearing a female wig did not look good for his image. He also said Tony is fraud for dissing Bounty Killer.

"I want the world to know that I don't have a personal beef with Matterhorn, but from how I see he reacted, it's clear that he has a problem with me. I know Matterhorn for years and he and I both know that I'm not a follower and I speak my mind at anytime whenever I feel like. He was the one who blew this out of context when he made his first video dissing me saying I should gomy mother, and I would never dis Miss Maggie. He is out of place for dissing Killer, but Matterhorn just feels guilty because he dissed Killer in a song last year, which he never responded to. So this is just another attempt to try get Killer to diss him back. Matterhorn just wants the attention that he is not getting. Let me remind you, Bounty Killer is responsible for making the entire world know about Dufton Taylor a.k.a. Tony Matterhorn. Killer will never answer him on wax because him (Matterhorn) a lose him way. Not because you have a big female fan base you should do anything to keep them entertained. You control your fan base. Don't get caught up and let them control your mind till you start doing things you would not have done before," Nasheen said.

Nasheen Fire and his sound system, Innocent Sound, are now calling for a sound clash with Tony Matterhorn to settle the argument.

"Tony Matterhorn, I challenge you to a clash with my Innocent Sound and we can settle this musically. If not, shut yuh big mouth and go back to making skits with wigs and low selecting life. Big up Team Innocent Sound, Fada Taylor di boss, Juxxy Fire, Dappa lee-Neely and the whole squad," Nasheen told the medi.




 

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Reggae artiste Fantan Mojah has received over two million views on YouTube.com for his single Rasta Got Soul, a song which has never charted in Jamaica and is rarely played on local radio.

The song was produced by Warrior Music on their Think Twice rhythm and is one of Fantan Mojah's more successful singles internationally.

According to Fantan Mojah's management Young Veterans, reggae is not getting effective coverage from local media. "How can a reggae song with no controversy nor nudity get more than two million views online and remains relatively under the radar in Jamaica? Reggae music should be getting more attention especially since the society is going in a direction that doesn't look too morally correct right now," Young Veterans said.

The management says Fantan Mojah has been performing on shows in Jamaica and abroad, and is already an icon in some parts of the world.

"Fantan Mojah is a terrific performer who has thrilled millions all over the world with his music. But I guess sometimes people don't realise just how much impact some of our artistes are making on the global scale if you don't follow the hype. Right now Fantan Mojah's image is painted on the house of one of Chelsea's star football players and that shows the level of respect that he has," Young Veterans said.

The artiste recently performed at Lutan Fyah's Birthday Bash, Ninja Man's Birth Day celebration, Noddy Virtue's Reggae Salute, Stone Love Anniversary, Patrick Roberts Ghetto Splash among others.

The reggae artiste is currently promotion a dancehall song called pro marijuana song called Hydro.

Fantan Mojah - Rasta Got Soul Produce by Dameon Gayle

















VCB cleared

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Jamaica's multi Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Veronica Campbell Brown has been cleared to resume her track and field career.

The Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) cleared Campbell Brown, "100 per cent of any wrong doing", according to a source close to the situation.

Other sources stated that Campbell Brown had been suspended by the IAAF for two years but she appealed to CAS and was cleared.

The 16-time medallist tested positive for a banned substance at the Jamaica International invitational last year May and has been side-lined ever since.

She missed the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia last August.




Alkaline Says he wants a girl to Give him batty wash

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If you think sucking pussy and sucking dick was going too far in dancehall. Dancehall artiste Alkaline has pushed the boundaries of dancehall music a step further by saying in his new song Fuck You that he wants to get his anus licked by a girl.

According to the artiste "cocky suck and batty wash is just a brawta. Since the song's release several persons have took to youtube to condemn the young artiste for the batty wash/ass licking line.

Here are some of the comments.

"Chuckie" cah believe that a wah alkaline a deal wid.

Nicholas Graham "Suck mada alkaline!! Yah freak! Batty man bout batty wash"

Bloodray jones "any man who make gal push tongue up dem asshole is a battyman!! alkaline getting off on gal licking him batty!! him worst dan nyamstardam!! mi would bun him out if him say him eat pussy!! but mi bun fire pan battyman more dan fire pan pussy sucker!! mi bun dem all but fire hotter for battyman!! alkaline a battyman!!"

Alkaline - Fuck You (2016 Raw) [Igloo Riddim] February 2014


Dancehall veteran Mr. Vegas recently released a song asking the young artiste to careful what he sings about.




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The artiste triggered a nerve-wracking anticipation of a verdict being handed down recently in the high-profile murder trial. The artiste brought a section of the busy downtown Kingston commercial district to a virtual standstill that harked back to the 1991 extradition case against notorious Tivoli Gardens don Lester Lloyd Coke, aka Jim Brown, as the police were forced to stave off a crowd which descended on the area.

The Igloo rhythm is expected to pick up steam following his anticipated release.

Vybz Kartel- Hey Girl (Preview) February 2014 (Igloo Riddim)






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The Dancehall & Reggae community has come to its peak in recent weeks with an excess of music that lacks creativity and quality. There has been an outcry for a form of quality control within this particular music industry for as long as we can remember. There has been a need for a quality control sector which disallows certain music that doesn't meet the regulated standards of production from being distributed within this market.

Some say Dancehall is dead! Some say Reggae is dead! But is it really? Surf the net or any social media platforms that promote Dancehall and Reggae. I guarantee that you will find quality singles and compilations from each genre, but only after a deep search. This is the major problem. There is so much music being released with no regulatory body to govern these releases. So as a result, music that hasn't been mixed or mastered properly is displayed on the same platforms with the bunch that is up to standards. Then ultimately resulting in the perception that Dancehall and Reggae is dead, because the quantity exists in abundance, but the quality is relatively at a minimum.

Now we should ask ourselves who is responsible for this travesty that is now our music industry. Do your research and you will end up with the name Johnny Wonder of Hapilos 21st nine out of ten times. I will bet you that this individual qualifies for your answer nine out of ten times. Who is Johnny Wonder? Well many say he is one of the worst persons they ever encountered professionally, while others say he is a money grabbing piece of s****t. Whatever the results of your survey about this individual may be , I can bet you that it lacks anything positive, nine out of ten times.

While I respect this individual for his experience and hard work he has done over the years for our music. I can't afford to let him hide behind his merits and continue to help destroy this music industry that provided so much for so many and continues to provide regardless of its state of affairs. Now many will ask, who are you to judge Johnny Wonder? Well let's just say I am an artist myself who was a victim of some of the worst customer service ever to be handed down to a customer. With that said I will add that Johnny Wonder has the professionalism of a teenager who sells lemonade from a street cart and I would recommend him to take a crash course in business ethics at the very minimum.

How can someone who is so unqualified be responsible for so much? How can someone so unqualified have so much power in this music industry? It's almost as If we Jamaicans sat back and allowed our Government to run the operations of dancehall. We need to take back our music! Ask any mainstream producer in the dancehall community about Johnny Wonder. Nine out of ten of them will tell you that Mr Wonder services are equivalent to JPS of Jamaica. They can't do without the services because there are no better options but it lacks efficiency immensely and if they had a better option they would switch in a heartbeat. Compare his services to the less popular but very diligent Zojack Worldwide or the crowd favorite Riddimstream Media and you will notice a big gap in professionalism, courtesy and delivery.

It's just unfortunate that it's the wolf of Dancehall Johnny Wonder that is currently top of the hierarchy. Now I gave you a quick rundown of what the wolf of dancehall lacks, which is ultimately everything. God knows Mr Wonder may have started this journey as an innocent man who had the welfare of this music industry as his priority, and perhaps along the way got corrupted by the its monetary benefits because all he seems to prioritize now is the welfare of the superstar artists while treating the younger upcoming artists like they don't exist. Is this fair? I always thought a business's initial aim should always be to treat all customers equally. If we look at the likes of Digicel, Flow, Verizon, Cablevision and other companies, Johnny Wonder's company would not even qualify for an internship if these companies were hiring relative companies to work with them.

I want to assure you that this is not a hate article against this individual, as I am actually being very kind with my words when compared to the damage and corruption he has done to this industry. Who ever elected him to be Dancehall's president? Well this is basically what he did. He organized and extracted a couple thousands of email contacts from his years of experience as the industries inside man, then started to blasts releases to these contacts, representing himself as the main distributor, and then overtime was able to develop a descent relationship with his recipients as he created the supply and demand network of music.

Nothing more, nothing less. Are you impressed? I was for a while, until in my second year of my computer science major I learnt how to write a script that not only extracts all email contacts from the web related to dancehall, music, reggae, and videos but was also able to tell me which of these emails were active in a matter of five minutes. Get my point? If not, my point is that not only is the wolf of Dancehall old school, lacks professionalism, integrity and efficiency, there are a lot of persons who can do what he does with their eyes close, better than he does it.

In a few days, we will share a recent interview conducted by YoutTube Promoter JJ Eva Frass with Dancehall Artiste Stamma Gramma as they speak further on the issue.




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The defense in the high profile murder trial against dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has closed their case.

Tom Tavres Finson is making an address to the jury regarding his criticism of the prosecution's case.

He has criticized the credibility of the prosecution's star witness along with the police officers who testified.

At the start of this morning's session, Defense attorney Tom Tavares Finson, raised concerns about the prosecution hiring handwriting experts and not informing the defense.

Mr. Finson highlights the use of one expert by the name of William Smiley who prepared a report in December on documents related this case.

In a statement from Mr. Smiley, the expert says that he had started analysis and the documents were requested to be returned the prosecution.

Finson also mentions the hiring of another expert, George Dixon who did one report on November 25 2013 and another on December 12, 2013. Finson says he did not know of this second expert until yesterday.

He says under the proper protocol procedure, this information should have been given to the defense.

In response, lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor says that he did not see the importance of disclosing the report as it was inconclusive.

The judge says that as a minister of justice the prosecutor should have tendered the information to the defense.

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm along with three others are on trial for alleged 2011 murder of Clive Lizard Williams.




Sparta Boss Charged for Lotto scam?

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Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged in relation to alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam.

The Major Organized Crime and Anti- Corruption Task Force, MOCA charged Tommy Lee last Friday, with breaches of the law reform (fraudulent transaction) (special provisions) act. His 4 co accused, including 2 women, have been charged.

Tommy Lee Sparta's attorney Bert Samuels says the entertainer is expected to appear in the half way tree R-M court.

Tommy Lee Sparta is out on 400 thousand dollars bail.

Mr. Samuels says the deejay's bail conditions allow him to perform at shows.

Reports are that on Monday, February 3, members of the New Kingston police were conducting a routine stop and search operation along Knutsford Boulevard, when a motorist was cited for breaching the road traffic act.

Police say the motorist, who did not have a driver's license in his possession gave an identity, which turned out to be fictitious. Further investigations were conducted that resulted in the lottery scam task force being called in to carry out additional probe.

As a result the driver and two occupants of the motor vehicle were detained.

A probe was launched and an operation was conducted at a house in the Kingston 5 area, which is the residence of one of the occupants of the motor vehicle. Police say during a search of the premises, items related to lottery scam activities were detected and seized.

Efforts to get a comment from Tommy Lee Sparta or his management were futile.

Iyara - Naa Dweet (Raw) [John Legend - All Of Me Remake] February 2014 | ANG Dancehall Reggae





Nicki Minaj video Cover Art upsets Malcolm X's fans

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Rapper Nicki Minaj has never shied away from making a statement -- and with her latest video, the rapstress is back in the crosshairs of controversy. The clip, for her new single "Lookin Ass Nigga," has drawn mixed reviews so far, but what's sparked a debate isn't the track itself -- but, rather, her unofficial cover art, which uses an image of Malcolm X holding a gun. (The image has since been taken down, but you can see it here.)

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Shortly after she posted the picture to her Instagram account, the uproar began -- including a Change.org petition, which drew thousands of signatures, urging a boycott to stop her from "dishonoring the life and contributions of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century." In another petition, activist Kevin Powell made the point that Malcolm X's reason for carrying a gun (because he was justifiably afraid for his life) isn't comparable to Minaj's sexualized use of guns in the video.

Amidst the furor, Minaj took to Instagram on Thursday evening to explain herself and offer an apology to the assassinated leader's estate. "What seems to be the issue now?" she wrote, before apologizing:

...Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued...

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Supporters of dancehall music have a reason to celebrate today, following Parliament's decision to remove Clause 15 of the Anti-Gang legislation.

That section of the act stated that "A person shall not use a common name or identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical marking, colour or style of dress or graffiti or produce, record or perform songs to promote or facilitate the criminal activity of a criminal organisation", and was said to be aimed at preventing artistes from recording material deemed as being violent or supporting gangs.

The announcement of the removal of the clause was made by former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, and Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor at a recent panel discussion at The University Of The West Indies, organised by the Mona Campus Youth League (MYCL), a chapter of Generation 2000 on the campus.

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However, McGregor still stood his ground as it related to his stance on the controversial clause. He also revealed that the clause was created as a result of the Mavado-Kartel feud, which, he said, segregated dancehall fans and facilitated the rise of gangs in local schools.

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Lil Kim is Pregnant

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Rapper Lil' Kim has shown off a surprise baby bump at New York Fashion Week.

The diminutive hip hop diva - who was last linked to boxer Floyd Mayweather - let her bump do the talking as she was carried by a burly bodyguard from her car, showing off her new physique at the event in New York.

It is unclear who Kim - real name Kimberly Denise Jones - is currently in a relationship with.

Recently Kim has been linked to professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., 36, and the pair were said to be still 'dating' in September last year.

The 39-year-old rapper claimed to be in love with music producer Scott Storch in 2012 - who she collaborated with on her hit single Lighters Up - and even revealed that she 'would have married him.

Kim has been quiet on the music scene of late, although she performed in London in November last year, and released a mix-tape which featured the cover art for 1995 debut album Hard Core.

Her debut album, Hard Core went double platinum following its release and reached number eleven on the US Billboard 200 - the highest entry for a female rap album at the time - after selling more than 78,000 copies in its first week of release.

Adding to that accolade, Kim then climbed to number one on the Rap Chart with three tracks from the critically acclaimed set, including Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix) and Crush on You.

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Tessanne Chin signs with international agency

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Tessanne Chin, who won season five of NBC's The Voice last December, will now be represented by one of the world's largest talent and literary agents, ICM Partners, according to a report on Hollywood.com.

ICM Partners, which has offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, is a full service agency representing creative and technical talent in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and live entertainment. Among some of the agency's clients are Al Pacino, Samuel Jackson, Eminem, Beyonce, and The Beach Boys.

Chin is now working on her album with Universal Republic Records; it is slated to be released later this year.








Casinos famous for live music around the world

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Today's casinos are often part of a much larger resort that offers guests a complete entertainment package. Typically a diverse choice of activities can be found with some resorts even including amusement parks and other unexpected points of interest. Casinos have also become well known as hosts to various music acts. Many casino resorts include specially designed theatres that can accommodate live music performances.

The city of Las Vegas features numerous casinos and on any given day is the site of just as many music events. Some of the acts are there for a limited engagement while others book performers for longer contracts.

One of these is the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Currently, they are headlining Donny & Marie. While this may be their permanent show, there are other music acts that come there as well. A popular one is the Legends in Concert which is a tribute to top musicians of yesteryear.

Many attendees of this show enjoy the nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Caesar's Palace is one of the most renowned casinos on the Vegas Strip.

Also, the casino is a place many go to take in musical performances. The casino features all the games you would find at Riverbellecasino.com but also its has its own theatre which is fittingly known as the Coliseum.

Over the years, many top performers have dazzled audiences with their musical prowess. Big names like Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, Celine Dion and Elton John have headlined shows here at the Coliseum. The casino's reputation for superb musical talent continues into the present with names like Rod Stewart drawing in the crowds. Most casinos require prior purchase of tickets to get into these shows. In fact, some casinos recommended purchasing tickets prior to your departure to ensure you have a seat. Shows are additional fees and not part of one's hotel or casino fare.




L.A. Lewis challenges Bounty

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Deejay L.A. Lewis has reported to the St Andrew South police that he has been receiving death threats from some of Bounty Killer's followers because of a YouTube post.

It is reported that after leaving a party last week Wednesday, Lewis was approached by men with ratchet knives who started arguing with him over the controversial diss track he posted on YouTube.

The deejay told the media that he was not hurt in that incident, but he said the experience pushed him to lodge a report to the cops.

Since the latter part of 2013, the deejay has been inviting Bounty Killer to a lyrical confrontation. However, the veteran artiste has not responded to any of the the self-proclaimed Seven-Star General's songs.

The Youtube video, titled 'Bounty Killer Girl Confess to L.A Lewis', has more than 10,000 views and shows a female claiming to be a former lover of Bounty spilling details about the artiste's sexual habits.

Lewis told the media that he is not fearful for his life, because his intentions were merely lyrical; however, he is concerned for the woman in the video who is also receiving death threats.

Efforts made by the media to confirm the report with the police were futile. However, the deejay presented his original receipt to The Gleaner's North Street offices as proof that a formal complaint was in fact made to the police.

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Red Square Productions/Maybach Music Group Releases "Twerkin' Cyrus" on the Suburb Riddim with Magazeen Featuring Wale.

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[February 11, 2014 - Kingston, Jamaica/Los Angeles, California] Dancehall icon Spragga Benz' record label, Red Square Productions, teams up with Hip-Hop superstar Rick Ross' record label, Maybach Music Group, to officially release the first single off of the "Suburb Riddim" which is entitled "Twerkin' Cyrus". The track was produced by Manager/Producer Tugz of the Red Square team for Red Square Productions.

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This sizzling record features Magazeen, a Dancehall Artist, and Rapper sensation, Wale, both of which are Maybach Music Group Recording Artists.  This is also the first time in history of Dancehall and Hip-Hop colliding in such a way with Wale being the first Hip-Hop Artist to be featured on a real Dancehall Riddim, not on a remix.

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The Suburb Riddim is also the first team project of 2014 for the Red Square Productions label. It features their own entire label recording Artists, which includes: Spragga Benz, Amlak, Tajji, Jay-5, Kemmikal, Jahfrica, Xyclone, Askel, Natty Cris and Bittah.

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Maybach Music Group's Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Wale.

This Dancehall compilation of the "Suburb Riddim" is yet to have a release date set but be sure to know that it is coming soon.

For updates, media queries and bookings, contact Lesley Hayles, @LesleyOdyssey on Twitter or email lesley.hayles@gmail.com

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Today -- Reggae Wednesday -- Reggae Praise

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Today!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 pm at Emancipation Park Reggae Wednesday show "REGGAE PRAISE" featuring - Ryan Mark • Kevin Downswell • Judy Mowatt • Sista Pat • Claudius England • Lt King Stitchie!!!

Please invite your colleagues, family and friends!





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Reggae artiste Mr Absolute, otherwise known as Shaggy Wonder, says he is picking up the pieces following his controversial divorce with TV host and artiste manager Suzie Q.

The two had tongues wagging in the entertainment industry in 2012, after Mr Absolute accused Suzie Q of cheating with reggae artiste Spanner Banner a claim which was refuted by both Suzie Q and the Life Goes Onsinger.

However, Suzie Q and Spanner Banner later tied the knot in 2013, and Mr Absolute says he has cut his locks as a result of the stressful divorce.

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The Taliban singer said he is now directing his focus on his music career. "I didn't expect what happened to happen and certain things I can't even put out there because we have children together and I am more disappointed in her than even angry," Mr Absolute said.

"The house was built by both of us and mi haffi leave everything in Jamaica wid har and start over in America because I was too embarrassed to stay where we lived," Mr Absolute said.

He said that he has willed his portion of the property to his children and another family member in case anything should happen to him. He has also released a song called Happy With Yourself which chronicles his experience during the divorce, and is currently promoting the music videos for singles Burning Fire and Plea My Cause.

The singjay disclosed that his music videos are being aired on several local media outlets except that which is operated by Suzie Q.

"Mi nah guh ask har fi play dem ... Mi a tek the place by storm ya now. mi have more freedom fi duh mi music. Every single piece of furniture wey inna di house a me and har buy dem a foreign. Spanner need fi provide fi him wife as a big artiste ...," Mr Absolute said.




Introducing Nordia Witter

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Beautiful, Young and Talented are just some of the words used to describe up-and-coming artiste Nordia Witter.

Firmly aiming for the top and never settling for less is just one of Witter's personal Mantras.

With a distinctive and innate talent that promises to be one of Jamaica's finest, Nordia is determined to take her place in music history.

Her latest single "B Rider" was just recently released and sees Nordia showing her skills as she handles the hard hitting beat like the professional she is. The song is aimed at targeting the international audience and is expected to be the break out single for Witter.

The aspiring artiste had tongues wagging at the recently concluded Youth View Awards with her Keenea Linton-George dress and Christian Louboutin heels, however she hopes in 2014, music lovers will be speaking about her music rather than her image as she aims to impress with her pop infused dancehall single called B Rider.






Konshens and Sean Paul for Arsenio Hall show

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Social media have been abuzz with reports that dancehall star Konshens and international dancehall deejay Sean Paul will be making a primetime appearance on one of America's most highly rated late night talk shows.

Well the buzz is real. Both entertainers will perform their hit single Want Dem All on the CW Television network affiliate WPIX's Arsenio Hall show on February 13.

Ever since Want Dem All was released, fans have been showing their approval on social media and requesting it on radio. Want Dem All is produced by Benny Blanco. It is a ladies anthem and definitely a party starter.

Want Dem All is featured on Sean Paul's forthcoming studio album Full Frequency, which is due for release on February 18 via Atlantic Records.

"We recently went to Costa Rica and performed it in front of over 10,000 screaming fans and trust me it was a great energy," said Konshens.

Both artistes will bring the energy to American television viewers.

Konshens is gearing up for a hectic schedule after he departs the island for Washington DC later this month. He has dates in Pennsylvania and New York, then he returns to the island to take part in the Rainforest Seafood Charity event in Montego Bay on March 5.

The top rated Arsenio Hall show began its run on American television in 1989. A number of top selling stars from urban to pop music have performed on the show which lasted until 1994. The show was revived last year. Among the Jamaican entertainers who have performed on the show in the past were Patra and Shabba Ranks, while foreigners include 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Easy E among others.

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Sean Paul - Want Dem All ft. Konshens [Official Audio]





Rasta Man bawls for Vybz kartel

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A Rastafarian who goes by the name Bad Ras has uploaded a YouTube video where he cries for incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, asking Jah to forgive the deejay for his mistakes.

The minute and 34 seconds long video is called Kartel Case and shows the Rastaman holding a Gleaner in his hand while reading about Kartel's trial and beginning to cry (literal eyewater) while chanting a song.

The song, dedicated to Vybz Kartel, is a remake of Sizzla Kalonji's Dry Cry. It has received over 5,000 views thus far, with mixed reviews.

He also says Vybz Kartel was wrong for saying he fucked Mavado's mother as well as fighting Ninja Man and betraying Bounty Killer after the Alliance boss gave him a career so he could feed his family.

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STEPHEN "RAGGA" MARLEY REVEALS NEW SONG "THORN OR A ROSE" FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT OF THE ROOTS 

ROLLING STONE PREMIERES "SOULFUL" COLLAB OFF HIS UPCOMING SUMMER ALBUM 'REVELATION PART 2: THE FRUIT OF LIFE'

Stephen "Ragga" Marley unveils his brand new track "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought, giving fans a sneak peek of what is to come on his 2014 summer album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life.' The eight-time Grammy-winning artist and son of Bob Marley will also tour all major markets in the U.S. throughout April and May. For most up-to-date schedule visit: https://www.facebook.com/stephenraggamarley

Rolling Stone raves that the "soulful" track weighs "in on 21st century race relations and staying true to yourself amidst a laconic, jazzy backdrop." Read full article here:

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His upcoming album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life' is the second installment in a two part series, following his 2012 Grammy-winning Best Reggae Album 'Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.'  Whereas 'The Root of Life' is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae, filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation,  'The Fruit of Life' will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip-hop.





DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY GOES GOLD ONCE AGAIN 
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"IS IT WORTH IT (GUN MAN WORLD)"

This week, reggae star Damian "Jr Gong" Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab "Make It Bun Dem." This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his 'Welcome To Jamrock' album in 2006. The album's title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, "Make It Bun Dem" saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views:

Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Make It Bun Dem [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on 'Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley also reveals his brand new single "Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)." LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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Reports out of Australia are that Jamaican netball star Romelda Aiken has been the victim of a "racist" and "aggressive" cyber attack.

According to the Central Queensland News (CQNews), Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz says the entire team has thrown its support behind teammate Aiken after her public admission that she has been the victim of cyber racism, bullying and aggressive threats.

The CQ News reported that the Jamaican star revealed that she sent a "naked photo of herself to a person she met on Instagram".

The photo was then posted on various public social media platforms. The person then began a series of racial and personal attacks, stalking and threatening the star athlete over a period of months, the CQ News report said.

Australia's Couriermail also reported that Aiken admitted she sent the stalker a photograph, "naked, taken side on. It was revealing - but at the same time showed very little".

"The fact Romelda has brought her private turmoil out into the public arena at the risk of her own reputation will mean more young women may get the message that this is a form of interaction that can so easily be exploited," Geitz is reported as saying.

"The Firebirds love and respect Romelda even more so now after knowing what she has been going through, and I think she is only going to be stronger for it."

Queensland police have been investigating the matter, the CQ News report said.

Aiken began her netball stint in Australia joining the Queensland Firebirds in 2008.




Popcaan charged for assaulting a police officer

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Dancehall artiste Popcaan has found himself in trouble with the law, after allegedly assaulting a police officer at the airport recently. The artiste managed to hide the issue from the media for several months by keeping a low profile.

However he recently turned up on his court date and was forced to reveal the situation in full view of the media. Popcaan is the second former Gaza member to make the news for a criminal act in the past few days.




Zimmerman wants to fight Rappers... they accept

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Two years after his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in February of 2012, George Zimmerman's promoters are saying he is asking for a boxing match with rapper Kanye West.

Why does Zimmerman want to fight the Yeezus rapper? According to international sources, Zimmerman has taken issue with Kanye's treatment of seemingly defenseless people. Kanye assaulting a paparazzi member in September of 2013 and his recent altercation with an alleged racist 18 year old troublemaker has rubbed Zimmerman the wrong way.

This is the second rapper Zimmerman has voiced his desire to fight. A few days ago, promoter Damon Feldman of the Celebrity Boxing Federation informed the international media that rapper Game would be a "perfect match" for the training Zimmerman. The hated ex security guard has also pulled the attention of DMX who says he wants to throw A punches at Zimmerman on behalf of Trayvon Martin.

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The Game - Ali Bomaye (Explicit) ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross


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Tommy Lee, the controversial dancehall artiste, is among several persons taken into custody by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) in a major crack down on the lottery scam.

The entertainer, whose given name is Leroy Russell, was arrested in the business district of New Kingston late Monday.

A senior investigator at MOCA told RJR News, that the artiste and six other persons, including two women were detained.

He said the cops raided a house on Brompton Close off Lady Musgrave Road and seized documents, including lists with the names of US citizens and other material used in the lottery scam.

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Reggae Month 2014 - Sunday, February 2

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Reggae Month Calendar of Events

Reggae Month 2014 under the theme "The Journey Continues" is set to kick off this Sunday, February 2, with an Ecumenical Service at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona, St Andrew, beginning at 12:00 pm. A staple for the start of our Reggae Month activities, this celebratory service brings various denominations together in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the festival now in its sixth staging. Ken Boothe, the Alpha Boys Band, Dawn Martin, Dimario McDowell and DehJah Dance Theatre and others will be participants.

Later, the Jamaica Music Museum will host their lecture series "Grounation" to be held at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street and the Trench Town Festival will present "Jammin at the Bass" at the Ambassador Theatre bringing a close to the first day's activities.

Attached is our Reggae Month Calendar for your perusal. Regular notices on our events will be sent throughout the month and we also invite you to visit our website: www.jariajamaica.com for additional details.

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Jazz and Blues Festival - Jan 30th - Feb 1st, 2014

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'Bunny Rugs' of Third World is dead

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William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke former lead singer of the popular band Third World has died in a Miami hospital.

Clarke who would have turned 66 on Thursday, February 6, had been in intensive care for some time.

He missed a number of engagements linked with the celebration of Third World's 40th anniversary last year but it was generally felt that he would have recovered enough to return to Jamaica this month.

Clarke was born in Mandeville and replaced 'Prilly' Hamiltion as lead singer for the band in 1976. His first album with the band was '96 degrees in the Shade' but is best known for the hits 'Now that we found Love' an O'Jays original, and 'Try Jah Love'.

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Alkaline Groupies Face-off on Facebook

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Two girls recently went ham on facebook over dancehall artiste Alkaline, one of the Groupie who goes by the name Gully Princess claims to be just a fan of the deejay, however she has several pictures of the artiste posted on her profile...even her banner picture. She was apparently approached by a next girl (Shantoy) who claims she is the wife of Alkaline...here are the messages and a picture of Gully Princess.

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Tony Matterhorn and Nasheen Fire Clash over wig

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When sound system selector Tony Matterhorn decided to wear a female wig in an Instagram video posted recently, he may not have expected that the backlash would have been so great.

Florida-based DJ Nasheen Fire  made his thoughts abundantly clear via his Instagram profile by posting a self-made video in which he made disparaging comments about Tony Matterhorn's wig.

Tony Matterhorn then took Nasheen's comments to heart and retaliated by hurling several verbal blows at the DJ, during which he insulted Nasheen's mother and iconic dancehall artiste, Bounty Killer, who earlier, had shared Nasheen's video bashing Matterhorn's wig-wearing stunt.

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"Listen! Mi born March and mi nuh hate pon people, yu hear. Yu see After Dark, it's entertainment and mi keep it professional. Some a unno man vex because unno see gyal a comment and unno might like da girl deh. Then suppose unnu see mi messages them? Unno would a dead?," Tony Matterhorn questioned.

And as for his attack on the Florida-based DJ, he said: "Nasheen and Bounty Killer already know mi a sick head. Unno nuh waah mi guh back to wey mi used to duh. Just leave it alone. If unnu see mi a entertain and unno have a problem with it, pick a number and join the line. If yuh want some followers tell mi and mi mek unnu get some followers. Him talk bout a gyal alone talk up inna video and him duh six video pon him page ... talk up," Tony Matterhorn said.

Nasheen says he had not intended to start a feud with Matterhorn but only wanted to make him aware that wearing a female wig did not look good for his image. He also said Tony is fraud for dissing Bounty Killer.

"I want the world to know that I don't have a personal beef with Matterhorn, but from how I see he reacted, it's clear that he has a problem with me. I know Matterhorn for years and he and I both know that I'm not a follower and I speak my mind at anytime whenever I feel like. He was the one who blew this out of context when he made his first video dissing me saying I should gomy mother, and I would never dis Miss Maggie. He is out of place for dissing Killer, but Matterhorn just feels guilty because he dissed Killer in a song last year, which he never responded to. So this is just another attempt to try get Killer to diss him back. Matterhorn just wants the attention that he is not getting. Let me remind you, Bounty Killer is responsible for making the entire world know about Dufton Taylor a.k.a. Tony Matterhorn. Killer will never answer him on wax because him (Matterhorn) a lose him way. Not because you have a big female fan base you should do anything to keep them entertained. You control your fan base. Don't get caught up and let them control your mind till you start doing things you would not have done before," Nasheen said.

Nasheen Fire and his sound system, Innocent Sound, are now calling for a sound clash with Tony Matterhorn to settle the argument.

"Tony Matterhorn, I challenge you to a clash with my Innocent Sound and we can settle this musically. If not, shut yuh big mouth and go back to making skits with wigs and low selecting life. Big up Team Innocent Sound, Fada Taylor di boss, Juxxy Fire, Dappa lee-Neely and the whole squad," Nasheen told the medi.




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