Jan 30, 2013

Shaggy Not Stbbed to Death in LA

OCHO RIOS irirfm: There was a Rumour a couple days aggo that International Reggae Star had died but
Sharon Burke of Solid Agency and representative of Shaggy, has rubbished internet reports that the international entertainer was stabbed in a bar fight in L.A.

Rumours of Shaggy’s death in a bar fight circulated in international media, sparking the Twitter (hashtag) #RIPShaggy.

The Wikipedia page of Shaggy, born Orville Burrell, was even updated with bogus information on the fight and the reggae entertainer's subsequent death.

But thankfully, Shaggy is alive and well!!!

Rastas Questions Snoop Dogg Authenticity

KINGSTON, STAR: Members of the Rastafarian community have criticised Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg), alleging that the rapper turned reggae artiste is not sincere in his conversion to the Rastafarian movement.

According to the anti-Snoop Lion Rastafarians, the hip-hop icon has failed to meet the contractual, moral and verbal commitments of the Rastafarian community.

The questions about Snoop Lion's authenticity became a concern to some Rastafarians after the rapper released a premiere of his upcoming documentary called Reincarnated, which depicts his conversion to Rastafarianism. However, members of the Rastafarian community in Jamaica allege that Snoop Lion is only seeking to make a profit off the Rastafarian culture.

According to Rastafarian and former member of the Third World band, Michael 'Ibo' Cooper, who has been a member of the Rastafarian community since 1972, Snoop Lion should not be judged by other humans, because the Almighty is the ultimate judge. He also questioned the need for a Rastafarian contract.

"I don't know of people having financial contract to the Almighty. The only person who Snoop has to answer to is the Almighty and I say that without apology. We are a post-Christ philosophy so we can't judge people. As a matter of fact, some of his very critics are not living the required life either. So I don't think we should be judging others. We must allow man and woman to embrace consciousness," Ibo said.

He also shared a lesson he learnt from Bob Marley with The STAR. "I asked Bob Marley once what he thought about some Rastas who were wearing the colours but were not true to the movement, and Bob Marley said to me, 'At least the consciousness a touch dem', so that is one of the reason I respect Bob, so in this case at least the consciousness is touching Snoop Lion," Ibo Cooper said.

"If Snoop tries to manipulate the Almighty he will find himself in problems with the Almighty. But not in the court of man or having to pay a fine, no sah. That is between Snoop and the Almighty, I cyah judge no man. I embrace Snoop as a brother, but if him nuh sincere that is his and the Almighty business," Ibo Cooper concluded.

Jan 25, 2013

Mavado returns the money

OCHI RIOS (iriefm) DownSound Records boss, Joseph Bogdanovich who recently demanded a refund from Mavado following his non-appearance at Sting last year says the issue has been dealt with.

Talks of a refund surfaced after Mavado made statements during a recent television interview which suggested that his non-appearance at Sting was due to a payment issue.

But Joseph Bogdanovich quickly fired back, calling Vado's statement untrue.

Joe is currently working with Supreme Promotions on Sting's 30th anniversary celebration.

Jan 21, 2013

Jurors Shun Vybz Kartel Case.. saga continues

The trial of embattled dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel who is accused of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams has again been stalled.

The case could not begin in the Home Circuit Court this morning because of insufficient jurors.
The Crown and the defense expressed disappointment as they both said they were ready for the trial to begin.

The trial has now been rescheduled for May 27.

Kartel, fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, more popularly known as 'Shawn Storm', Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were further remanded.

Bail was extended for the other accused, fashion designer Calvin Haye.

It's alleged that Williams was killed at Kartel’s home in Havendale, St. Andrew, on August 16, 2011.

It’s reported that Williams was killed after he and another man were taken to the entertainer’s house to account for a lost firearm.

Williams’ body has not been found.

The other man is expected to be the prosecution’s main witness.

The police had reported that they have video and audio recordings linking Vybz Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and his co-defendants to the killing.

Vybz Kartel to bite his nails today

The trial of embattled dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel who is accused of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams is set to begin the Home Circuit Court today.

Also on trial are fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, more popularly known as 'Shawn Storm', fashion designer Calvin Haye, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones.

Williams was reportedly killed at Kartel’s home in Havendale, St. Andrew, on August 16, 2011.

It’s reported that Williams was killed after he and another man were taken to the entertainer’s house to account for a lost firearm.

Williams’ body has not been found.

The other man is expected to be the prosecution’s main witness.

The police had reported that they have video and audio recordings linking Vybz Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and his co-defendants to the killing.

The police also said they have eyewitness statements connecting the men to the murder.

Jan 18, 2013

Tommy Lee Local vybes dips Artiste looks ovserseas

KINGSTON STAR: Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has his eyes set on international success in 2013.

According to publicist Keona Williams, the artiste has successfully developed a local fan base and now yearns for the international break.

Along with some potential international collaborations, Tommy Lee Sparta is expected to kick off his international tour soon. The artiste is already billed to perform in places like Canada and Europe.

"Last year was exceptional, he (Tommy Lee) did a lot of things that was being done for the first time by a young dancehall artiste. He did extremely well on Sumfest and he has over one million views on YouTube for his single Some Bwoy. He has a strong fan base, especially online from mostly young people and teenagers," Williams said.


Jan 17, 2013

RDX Says they didnt steal song from Prinz Charmin

STAR KINGSTON; Syndicate Records and their recording artiste Princz Charmin are accusing dancehall duo RDX of stealing the concept of their single 'Kotch It Deh Soh'.

According to the label, RDX heard the preview of their song and copied both the instrumental and concept without their consent.

Princz Charmin disclosed that RDX's single even has a similar name to his.

He explained, "Dem come up with a song called Kotch and build a rhythm similar, only changing a few phrases. Syndicate Records had sent the rhythm to RDX through Cashflow and wi nuh get nuh reply from dem. I recorded my song and I placed the studio preview on YouTube to gwaan circulate, then suddenly RDX come with a song name Kotch."

Recent Danchall Music affiliated deaths

It has been reported that the mother of veteran entertainer Derrick Morgan and grandmother to Queen Ifrica will be laid to rest on the weekend.
Mable Robinson, who would have celebrated her 93rd birthday today (15/01/13), died of Cancer on December 26, 2012. It was indicated that Queen Ifrica did not get to see her as she was too busy with new baby and all.

Nesbeth mother Ms. Gloria Wright died at the Kingston public hospital on last week Friday. Nesbeth’s mom was 58. A Wake is being planned for Saturday at the family home in Arnette Gardens while the funeral date is still pending.

Also to complete the death in threes Macka Diamond is in mourning following the death of her little brother.
Macka says her 23 year old brother, Charles Monroe died on her birthday, Saturday, January 12 from Leukemia.

Jan 13, 2013

Popcaan callls Ryno black ants

Popcaan who was bussed by vybz kartel, called Flopcaan by Bounty Killer and was challenged in a clash sometime ago by Demarco over the phrase "Yoooww" recently spilled his guts in an interview about the sting incident between himself and Black Ryno which he refers to as Black Ants.
Popcaan also speak about the incident in Zimbabwe where he was hit with a bottle

ONSTAGETV - ONSTAGE JANUARY 12 2013 SEGMENT 5 POPCAAN from ONSTAGE on Vimeo.

Jan 12, 2013

Iron Balloons and Titanium Balloons of 2012

According to reports Chase Cross outclassed other nominees such as K-Queens, Dosa Medicine and Bridgez to secure the 'iron balloon' title of the year 2012. Despite being in the industry for some time, 'rap-singing' in an American accent, being part of Mavado's Gully Squad and dissing Bounty Killer in a song, Chase Cross is yet to get his big break.
To be fair really, no one knows who are K-Queens and Dosa Medicine... which implies that if Chase Cross is a iron balloon then K-Queens and Dosa Medecine are Titanium ballons. At least Chase had a tune that was popular..."Better Days" nothing can be said about the other candidates...

Jan 11, 2013

Snoop Dogg Mavado Popcaan makes video in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Star; Reggae newcomer Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) was in the island on the weekend to shoot his first reggae video since converting to the genre and changing his name.

The video for the song Lighters Up, which features dancehall artistes Mavado and Popcaan was shot in the scenic parish of Portland.

According to Mavado, he was honoured to be a part of the project.

"Snoop is a legend in the game, so it was an honour to be a part of the project and Lighters Up is a great track. Snoop has mad love for Jamaica, so when he asked me to be a part of the video I didn't hesitate because anything that positively highlights Jamaica and brings it to a bigger stage, I am always ready to be a part of that," Mavado the STAR.

Popcaan was also elated to be on the project, telling the. STAR that he enjoyed working with Snoop Lion.

"It was very good working with Snoop, first on song and then on video. When I heard the hook I really liked it and when I met Snoop he asked me to write a couple verses. It worked out where he sang one of the verses I wrote and I sang the other. Later, he asked how I felt about Mavado being on the song, and I said I had no problem with it."

Adding, "Snoop is really cool, just getting to know him and hearing advice from someone who has been so successful in the music industry is a blessing. The video gonna be sick, any time hip hop and dancehall artistes work together we take it to a next level. Look out for the video it wicked TR88."

Snoop Lion released his debut reggae track titled La La La last year. Lighters Up will be on his upcoming album which is set to be released in the upcoming months.

Jan 9, 2013

Buju Banton Studies ruffled

KINGSTON Observer; AN effort by reggae icon Buju Banton to acquire higher education while serving his 10-year prison sentence has been postponed due to the latest development in his case.
Minutes after he was sentenced in the US Sam Gibbons Court in Tampa, Florida last year, Banton told the Jamaica Observer that he planned to pursue a first and masters degree in political science and economics.


Jan 8, 2013

Snoop Dogg unites Gully and Gaza thru Popcaan and Mavado

Snoop Dogg who was once embroiled into East Coast West Coast fracas in America in the 90s.. where there was tension between east and west coast rap artiste namely Biggie Smalls and TuPac.. is now the latest to try and make amends with Gully and Gaza.
Here in the picture we can See Mavado who once was from the Gullyside and Popcaan who was a member of the now disbanded Gaza.... 

Cartoon Vybz Kartel highly requested in UK


Recently it was reported that Vybz kartel music is amongst the most requested in UK prison system. This cartoon done by clovis in the observer is the artistic expression of what that situation would be like.. with Kartel looking very  faggatish on stage.. ROFL



Jan 7, 2013

Roach Upset with Busy Signal

Star Jamaica: Dancehall artiste Busy Signal has come under fire from producer Patrick 'Roach' Samuels, who claims the artiste is playing hypocrite for his song titled Artiste, in which Busy Signal argues that the music industry is plagued with impersonators.
Roach also believes that a section of the song was directed at him as a producer who sometimes deejays.

The section in Busy's song to which Roach refers says, "From wah day lizard wah tun artiste, roach wah tun artiste, ants wah tun artiste wah diss? The flag man all di man wey a wash the van wah tun artiste".

Jan 4, 2013

Hope for Buju Banton on possible juror error

Gleaner: The American News Network Tampa Bay Online is reporting that a federal judge is expanding his investigation into possible juror misconduct in the drug trial of reggae star Buju Banton.

US District Judge James Moody this morning ordered US Marshals to seize computers belonging to jury foreperson Terri Wright, to allow a defense expert to look for evidence of Internet research conducted during the trial.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is serving a 10-year prison sentence on two drug charges.

The Grammy winner faces an additional five years on a related gun possession charge, but his resentencing hearing was postponed to investigate the report of juror misconduct.

During a telephone conference on Wednesday, Judge Moody also told lawyers that he plans to subpoena more jurors and conduct another hearing into allegations that Wright violated his orders not to do outside research during the trial.

Wright told a reporter for a South Florida newspaper that she researched the case, apparently during the trial.

However, she testified that she only researched Banton's music and the federal Pinkerton rule, which involves liability among conspirators for the actions of other conspirators.
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Male Fan hug Popcaan then beaten Popcaan hit with bottle in Zimbabwe

HARARE – It's official. The Raving King of dancehall Popcaan thrilled revellers with a scintillating performance at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) just after midnight yesterday.
The Jamaican ushered his Zimbabwean fans into 2013 with most of his hits leaving the crowd spellbound.
Popcaan came onto the stage a little after 12 midnight and every song he performed ignited frenzy among the crowd and he managed to maintain it throughout his entire act.
The song that had the crowd jumping was his opening song System on the much popular Loudspeaker Riddim produced by the New York-based Dre Skull.
The-24-year-old then started to dig into his wide catalogue to bring out some of his early hits like Fake Friend, Dream and New Year.
Popcaan and the fans were in sync and the more he gave, the better it was received and given back to him tenfold.

Clarks has been one of the biggest tunes in Zimbabwe since it was released in 2010, and Popcaan got full marks from the crowd.
Midway through the Jamaican's act, an overzealous reveller jumped onto the stage and tried to hug the raving king and all hell broke loose.
An equally overzealous security guard moved in and pushed the man onto the floor and started assaulting him with a baton.
Popcaan at Zimbabwe gig New Year's eve


Within a space of few seconds, the man was badly injured and bleeding from the forehead when the police finally moved in to stop the brutal assault.
This did not go down well with Popcaan and the rest of the crowd who felt there was no need for such brutality on a fan who was just trying to get closer to his star.
Popcaan then started shouting on the mic: "Please stop beating up my fan!"
Bottles and empty cans started raining in from the upper deck as fans showed their disapproval to the way the security handled the situation.
Unfortunately, one of the missiles struck Popcaan on his right forehand and the Jamaican had to run to the back stage to seek cover.
After a brief stoppage, the situation was back to normal and Popcaan, who had not been seriously hurt by the missile, returned to the stage and continued with his show.
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Male Fan hug Popcaan then beaten Popcaan hit with bottle in Zimbabwe

HARARE – It's official. The Raving King of dancehall Popcaan thrilled revellers with a scintillating performance at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) just after midnight yesterday.
The Jamaican ushered his Zimbabwean fans into 2013 with most of his hits leaving the crowd spellbound.
Popcaan came onto the stage a little after 12 midnight and every song he performed ignited frenzy among the crowd and he managed to maintain it throughout his entire act.
The song that had the crowd jumping was his opening song System on the much popular Loudspeaker Riddim produced by the New York-based Dre Skull.
The-24-year-old then started to dig into his wide catalogue to bring out some of his early hits like Fake Friend, Dream and New Year.
Popcaan and the fans were in sync and the more he gave, the better it was received and given back to him tenfold.

Clarks has been one of the biggest tunes in Zimbabwe since it was released in 2010, and Popcaan got full marks from the crowd.
Midway through the Jamaican's act, an overzealous reveller jumped onto the stage and tried to hug the raving king and all hell broke loose.
An equally overzealous security guard moved in and pushed the man onto the floor and started assaulting him with a baton.
Popcaan at Zimbabwe gig New Year's eve


Within a space of few seconds, the man was badly injured and bleeding from the forehead when the police finally moved in to stop the brutal assault.
This did not go down well with Popcaan and the rest of the crowd who felt there was no need for such brutality on a fan who was just trying to get closer to his star.
Popcaan then started shouting on the mic: "Please stop beating up my fan!"
Bottles and empty cans started raining in from the upper deck as fans showed their disapproval to the way the security handled the situation.
Unfortunately, one of the missiles struck Popcaan on his right forehand and the Jamaican had to run to the back stage to seek cover.
After a brief stoppage, the situation was back to normal and Popcaan, who had not been seriously hurt by the missile, returned to the stage and continued with his show.
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Sean P Diddy Combs in Jamaica for Sound Clash



Observer; American rapper, record producer and media exec Sean John Combs (centre), seen here with (from left) actor Bryson Wilson, former undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis, Britbased art insider Rachael Barrett, Ocean Style’s Douglas Gordon, American actor Anthony Anderson and his wife Alvina, has nothing but rave reviews for Jamaica.

P Diddy will also be part of a Bad Boy clash later this evening at the Lime Light Club in Half Way Tree.

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs aka PuFf Daddy, yes the rapper is really in the "building" & you can come and see him 2nite!!!

Supreme Promotions Limited

presents

Bad Boys Clash, January 4th in Limelight parking lot. 8:00pm to 1:00am. Hosted by P Diddy, Tommy Lee Sparta and Kiprich.

Music by: Foota Hype, Tony Matterhorn, Black Cat and Bass Odyssey. *music**clash**music*

Referee: Nuffy

US$20,000 up for grabs! presented by DiDDy himself. Winner takes all.

Be there to party with the Bad Boys!

Adm: FREE

After party: inside limelite!

Vybz Kartel songs requested in UK Prison

OBSERVER; KINGSTON, Jamaica - Imprisoned dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has ironically been named the second most requested artiste among British prison inmates.

The list, which is topped by deceased American rapper Tupac, features other Jamaican acts, Gyptian (10th), Jah Cure (11th), Bob Marley (14th) and Movado (18th), according to National Prison Radio (NPR) 2012 playlist.
The top five is completed by K Koke, Rihanna, the lone woman on the list of 20, and rapper Drake.

NPR, which is run by the National Prison Radio Association, broadcasts to more than 80,000 prisoners across the United Kingdom.

Jan 3, 2013

Sean Paul being sued for $80 due to erection problems amongs other things

Sean Paul and Jilted Lover Lady Ms Persson?

A jilted lover is suing Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Sean Paul in New York for $80 million — and taking intimate revenge in the process — claiming he had her illegally deported from Jamaica and drove her to attempt suicide.

Susanne Persson, a busty blonde from Sweden, said Paul “bribed Jamaican police” to oust her from the country in June 2010, the suit claims.

The documents, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, include an illustrated, self-written, 120-page tell-all that promises on its cover to allegedly expose: “The Truth About Sean Paul’s Cocaine Dealings, Lies, Murders and Erection Problems.”

The work, titled “Irie Jamboree: My life in Jamaica as a jet set slave with the enormous secret of a love affair with Jamaica’s perhaps most well known Dancehall Artist,” has a childishly hand-drawn cover depicting Persson in a blue sari and Paul with his signature Mohawk.

“Ever since [Paul] started using cocaine regularly, he has had severe erection problems. If it lasts one minute, it is a good day,” Persson alleges in the 11-chapter work, which she submitted as a supporting document to her self-filed lawsuit.


Persson included her American Airlines itinerary from Kingston, Jamaica, to Stockholm, Sweden, on June 24, in the court filing. Headline Entertainment, Paul’s promotion company, made the reservation, according to the receipt. Immigration authorities forced her to board the plane, the lawsuit claims.

It’s filed in New York because Paul’s record label, Atlantic, is based here

Reached in Jamaica, Paul’s lawyer denied the deportation allegations.

“He would not have the power to do that,” said attorney Tom Taveres-Finson.

The day before Persson was allegedly booted from the country, she claims she attempted suicide. “I had tried to kill myself, losing more than one liter of blood from a cut on my wrist,” she wrote in the court filing. “I had shown the pictures of the cuts to Sean over the Internet. I feel he should see what he had caused.”

Persson said the singer, who turns 40 next week and whose hits include “She Doesn’t Mind” and “Get Busy,” ruined her life.

He subjected her to “starvation, homelessness, repeated suicide attempts, loss of ability to generate income,” the complaint alleges.

Persson did not return calls for comment.

In the exhibit to her filing, she brags about her “long, blonde Barbie hair” and “E-cup bra” size, claiming Paul took hundreds of nude photos of her “obtained under the pretext of a future marriage.” A jilted lover is suing Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Sean Paul in New York for $80 million — and taking intimate revenge in the process — claiming he had her illegally deported from Jamaica and drove her to attempt suicide.

Susanne Persson, a busty blonde from Sweden, said Paul “bribed Jamaican police” to oust her from the country in June 2010, the suit claims.

The documents, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, include an illustrated, self-written, 120-page tell-all that promises on its cover to allegedly expose: “The Truth About Sean Paul’s Cocaine Dealings, Lies, Murders and Erection Problems.”

The work, titled “Irie Jamboree: My life in Jamaica as a jet set slave with the enormous secret of a love affair with Jamaica’s perhaps most well known Dancehall Artist,” has a childishly hand-drawn cover depicting Persson in a blue sari and Paul with his signature Mohawk.

“Ever since [Paul] started using cocaine regularly, he has had severe erection problems. If it lasts one minute, it is a good day,” Persson alleges in the 11-chapter work, which she submitted as a supporting document to her self-filed lawsuit.

Persson included her American Airlines itinerary from Kingston, Jamaica, to Stockholm, Sweden, on June 24, in the court filing. Headline Entertainment, Paul’s promotion company, made the reservation, according to the receipt. Immigration authorities forced her to board the plane, the lawsuit claims.

It’s filed in New York because Paul’s record label, Atlantic, is based here

Reached in Jamaica, Paul’s lawyer denied the deportation allegations.

“He would not have the power to do that,” said attorney Tom Taveres-Finson.

The day before Persson was allegedly booted from the country, she claims she attempted suicide. “I had tried to kill myself, losing more than one liter of blood from a cut on my wrist,” she wrote in the court filing. “I had shown the pictures of the cuts to Sean over the Internet. I feel he should see what he had caused.”

Persson said the singer, who turns 40 next week and whose hits include “She Doesn’t Mind” and “Get Busy,” ruined her life.

He subjected her to “starvation, homelessness, repeated suicide attempts, loss of ability to generate income,” the complaint alleges.

Persson did not return calls for comment.

In the exhibit to her filing, she brags about her “long, blonde Barbie hair” and “E-cup bra” size, claiming Paul took hundreds of nude photos of her “obtained under the pretext of a future marriage.”

Back Stage Sting 2012 Blak Ryno entourage member beaten

Back stage of Sting 2012.. here we see lots of stuff happening... one of the most interesting is the rouging up Blak Ryno entourage member...@3:08.. and of course Sizzlas performance

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