Internationally-acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Beenie Man will appear on the popular VH1 reality series, Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta as he looks to put the finishing touches on a new single which could feature on the show’s soundtrack.
The revered deejay will travel to Atlanta on Tuesday where he will link up with one of the show’s cast members, Karlie Redd to record vocals their collaborative single, Got The Draws. read more
Incarcerated Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel will return to court for a second consecutive summer as his conspiracy case has been put off until July.
The matter, which is connected to the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case was mentioned at a hearing inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston Friday morning. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer is jointly charged alongside singer and long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler as well as studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry with attempting to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice.
Gaza Slim admits the constant delays have frustrated all parties involved, telling IRIE FM that the legal process has been tiring. However, she is optimistic there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.
“Dem just constantly putting it off, putting it off but yuh done know, a God we put we trust inna enuh, not mankind so what is to be must be,” she said. “Just waiting on the boss [Kartel] to just come out. Yuh done know everybody miss him but I miss him the most.”
Gaza Slim and Pim Pim are currently out on bail while Kartel, who was granted bail in the conspiracy matter last November, remains imprisoned as he has yet to be afforded bail in the Williams murder case. It is alleged that Kartel ordered Gaza Slim to file a police report claiming she had been robbed and gun-butted by Williams in October 2011, the same month Kartel was charged with Williams’ murder.
He is expected to return to court May 27th in the Williams matter when the trial is expected to commence. He and five other men are accused of participating in Williams’ murder at a Havendale, St. Andrew residence in August 2011.
Two of the music world’s emerging superstars will be thrust into the spotlight at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay as American R&B singer, Miguel and Reggae sensation, Chronixx will headline International Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest 2013. read more
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Incarcerated Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel insists he has never been physically harmed during his 19-month long jail stay, but claims he has been stabbed in the back by two of his prized protégés.
The controversial entertainer, whose real name is Adidja Palmer has been the subject of rumors once more after reports emerged last month that he was stabbed and beaten in jail during an altercation. Kartel’s business associate and the author of his Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto book, Michael Dawson quickly squashed the speculation.
Kartel himself addressed the rumors in a letter addressed to the Jamaica STAR Wednesday. read more
Like many other supremely talented Reggae artists, Romain Virgo has decided to ply his traits within Dancehall as he is promoting a new single, Scary Movie, showcasing his versatility as a deejay.
Though he is no stranger to the Dancehall genre, having performed at STING and other Dancehall-themed shows, Virgo has been hesitant to release such material in the past. However, the 23-year-old entertainer feels Scary Movie, which talks of people who dare to challenge God, was a good opportunity for him to prove his range and connect with young people.
“We always do a one Dancehall song from time to time. I am young and young people go for Dancehall, soApr
Buju, who’s real name is Mark Myrie, was ordered to appear by Judge James Moody along with Terri Wright, the juror who is alleged to have violated court orders during the singjay’s February 2011 drug trial. The date was set late Tuesday, just over two weeks after a new development in the case in which a forensic expert hired by Banton concluded that she brought a desktop computer hard drive for examination of her alleged misconduct instead of a laptop she used during the trial.
Wright’s lawyer, Lori Palmieri later claimed her client misspoke in calling her computer a laptop. The aforementioned hard drive had over 1.6 million records during the trial’s duration, which were examined by the expert. However, it was determined none of those records pertained to the trial
Wright admitted to a Florida newspaper last fall that she researched aspects of Buju’s case, but later insisted this took place three weeks after the trial concluded. She has now been summoned to court to answer the forensic expert’s findings as well as issues raised in a motion filed by Buju’s legal team pertaining to a new trial.
Buju is still set to serve six more years of a ten-year sentence on drug-related charges stemming from a December 2009 incident in Florida. A gun charge, which was thrown out during the initial ruling was reinstated following a failed appeal on his conviction.
As a result, the entertainer was due to face a re-sentencing hearing and five additional year in prison in relation to the gun charge. However, the hearing was postponed after Buju’s team successfully filed an application to investigate the alleged misconduct.
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This album, set for release June 11, will be the last by the group released through the VP Records imprint and will feature 12 tracks, including Man Has Forgotten, Dem Ah Run Come and Love Stoned, which featured Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Shaggy. read moreVN:F [1.9.22_1171]Apr
Jordane Delahaye, Gleaner Writer
There is no denying that reggae music went underground in Jamaica for a while, but the latest wave of artistes bringing the genre back to the fore has been changing the game and redefining the sound, building on the firm foundation left to them by veterans. It is not ‘out with the old and in with the new’, but rather a metamorphosis of the sound to reflect contemporary society.
At 15 years old, Jesse Royal was recording music with friends whenever they had the time or opportunity to do so. Music was never a goal or chore for them, simply recess. Now, at the age of 23, the young talent is one of the champions of reggae music for his generation.
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Last night, ZJ Heno called up Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett CEO of Don Corleon Records and Jamaica’s most respected dancehall producer on his Tuesday night mix show on HBR’s Uptown Nights.
Corleone ought to be someone every person (dancehall heads included) should know about, having been behind massive riddims like the Message Riddim, Major Riddim and Scriptures Riddim plus having worked with dancehall’s finest artists like Alaine (whom he dated for a lil bit), Tarrus Riley, Konshens and the Morgan Heritage Siblings among others.
So in a thirteen minute phone interview, Heno who is a radio show host, club deejay, CEO of Empire Sounds and a budding producer himself talks to Corleone about everything!
I mean we are talking what he’s up to, how it’s like to make a best selling riddim, how he decides what artist to feature where, does he prefer one drop riddims to dancehall riddims?
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