February 2018 Blog Posts (20)

Buju Banton Moves To Circumvent ICE Detention Ahead Of Prison Release

Buju Banton Team Calls Out ABC For Releasing Video Buju Banton

Buju Banton is moving to circumvent any ICE detention that might come his way.

Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, has just over a month to serve before he is released from federal prison, on December 8, 2018. The reggae/dancehall legend is eager to return to his family and fans in Jamaica, so…

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Added by omar on February 28, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

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Added by omar on February 21, 2018 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Black Panther movie grabs Jimmy Cliff's daughter Nabiyah Be for role

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Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther" released on Thursday and among the cast is actress/ singer Nabiyah Be, who plays the role of Tilda Johnson, aka. Nightshade.Nabiyah Be is a Brazilian-Jamaican actress and singer/songwriter. She's the daughter of Grammy Award winner Jimmy Cliff.

Odessa, the actress' sister confirmed her character's identity on Twitter, from the middle of last year and again in an…

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Added by omar on February 21, 2018 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Popcaan Says He Is A Gad Because Dons Are In Jail

Popcaan ambition in the game is very clear after this post.

The Unruly Boss is one of the most successful young acts in dancehall currently, but often artists success comes with greater attention, sometimes unwanted attention from haters and even law enforcement. So you can understand how Popcaan feels when he says he doesn’t want to be a Don or a General because those people usually end up in prison or in…

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Added by Mico on February 20, 2018 at 11:41am — No Comments

Legendary reggae band continues tradition of Bob Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers forever changed the musical landscape, bringing reggae music to the mainstream with songs such as “One Love” and “Jamming.” The album “Exodus” was anointed Best Album of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999, and “One Love” was named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC.

Upon Marley’s tragic death in 1981, the remaining members of The Wailers continued performing live,…

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Added by Mico on February 20, 2018 at 11:35am — No Comments

ROMAIN VIRGO’S “LOVESICK” OUT MARCH 30- EMBARKS ON THE LOVESICK EUROPEAN TOUR

VP Records is proud to announce “LoveSick,” the upcoming album from rising reggae star Romain Virgo will be out on March 30th. The 16-track album takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced it all and now has a dynamic story to tell.…

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Added by Mico on February 20, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Amara La Negra Samples Classic Reggae Anthem 'Bam Bam' in First Single & Video From Debut Album

Dembow extraordinaire and purveyor of #BlackGirlMagic, Amara La Nerga dropped her first new music since signing a multimillion-dollar, multi-album record deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG on Tuesday (Feb. 13). "What a Bam Bam," the first single from her upcoming debut album, samples the classic reggae anthem "Bam Bam" from Jamaican dancehall legend Sister Nancy. 

The newly premiered…

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Added by Mico on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This Is How Vybz Kartel Stay Fit In Prison, Video Leaked

Listen to "Real Bad Gal," an Unreleased Track From Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel lost a ton of weight since going to prison and this how he keeps fit.

Someone leaked a video showing the dancehall icon playing football at GP and let’s just say sports might not be a career alternative.

Vybz Kartel famously…

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Added by Mico on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Reggae Month partners with Red Rose for Gregory on Valentine's Day

The Gregory Isaacs Foundation along with Reggae Month organisers will be hosting the second annual Red Rose for Gregory fund-raising event on Wednesday, February 14, at the Jamaica College Auditorium in St Andrew.

It's among the big events for Reggae Month, as lovers of the genre from all across the world converge on Jamaica to enjoy one of the island's greatest products.…

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Added by Mico on February 14, 2018 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Ghanaian dancehall star Ebony Reigns killed in car accident aged 20

Singer Ebony Reigns has been killed aged just 20 in a car accident. The Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeat artist died just one week before her 21st birthday in a horror crash in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. According to local reports, Ebony – real name Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng – was driving to Accra following a trip to Sunyani with two friends when the accident occurred in Mankronso. Ebony’s vehicle collided with a bus which was heading in the opposite…

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Added by Mico on February 14, 2018 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Incarcerated Vybz Kartel touts Sikka Rymes as next big thing in dancehall

Up-and-coming artiste Sikka Rymes is today over the moon after receiving an endorsement from incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel.

Sikkaa Rymes was labelled as one to watch on a Vybz Kartel Instagram post last week.

In an interview with The STAR, Sikka Rymes says he has been ready to take the music industry by storm for quite some time, but expressed that after…

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Added by Mico on February 14, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel’s Mother Speaks On Deejay and Dancehall Influence In Jamaica

Vybz Kartel mother, Teresa Palmer, gave a rare interview recently.

Kartel, whose government name is Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence for murder but his music and persona is still very influential in the Jamaican entertainment space. “What’s a party without Vybz Kartel music,” the incarcerated deejay said in a post on Instagram recently. In that case, he wasn’t just being…

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Added by Mico on February 14, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

“Gramps” Morgan chose reggae over football

Roy “Gramps” Morgan, of the Grammy-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage, said that he thought he first might have a promising career as a football player, but he had to make a choice early on.

Added by Mico on February 10, 2018 at 12:43pm — No Comments

As the World Celebrates Bob Marley Day, Reggae is Changing and So Are Its Fans

Reggae icon Bob (Robert Nesta) Marley was born on February 6, 1945; his birthday is now celebrated around the world as Bob Marley Day. This year, he would have turned 73 years old. Marley's hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, is now recognised by UNESCO as a Creative City of Music.

As the anointed birthplace of reggae music, music-lovers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the Bob Marley Museum in…

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Added by Mico on February 9, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments

How to exit a bad relationship, according to a new Shenseea song

Kingston artist Shenseea made waves last year when she released "Loodi", a dancehall banger featuring Vybz Kartel and anchored by a clever reference to the strategy board game popular in Jamaica and beyond. A couple of follow-ups fared well and her latest single, the deceptively bubbly "Love I Got For U," is poised to do the same.…

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Added by Mico on February 9, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Calvin Harris Enlists PARTYNEXTDOOR For Dancehall-Inspired Track 'Nuh Ready Nuh Ready'

EDM's most-wanted producer Calvin Harris has kicked off 2018 a month late but in style with the release of the single "Nuh Ready Nuh Ready", a dancehall-tinged track with a feature by alt-R&B singer and rapper Partynextdoor. The track also came accompanied by a glitched-out, dark-vaporwave-inspired music video that borrows heavily from 80s and 90s nostalgia.



The track itself is decent, not a…

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Added by Mico on February 9, 2018 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Don’t categorize me as a dancehall artist - MzVee

MzVee’s big break in the Ghanaian music industry begun with her releasing hit songs in the dancehall genre.

Ghanaian female artist MzVee has said that she should not be categorized as a dancehall artist.

MzVee’s big break in the Ghanaian music industry begun with her releasing hit songs in the dancehall…

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Added by Mico on February 3, 2018 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Dancehall fans show loyalty with fashion

Dancehall artistes establish themselves as trendsetters influenced by the rhythms of that genre and reggae, and drawing inspiration from everyday street slangs.

Artistes and clothing brands are constantly collaborating, but nowadays it is all about who you represent and who represents you.

As recording artiste Konshens says, "we are international brands, and it's…

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Added by Mico on February 3, 2018 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Do the Marleys Have an Unfair Advantage at the Grammys?

Jamaica is this cool place on the world map that is hardly visible, but everyone knows of the little rock because of its musical legacy. When it comes to the Grammys, Jamaica is always present. In the 2018 staging it was Shaggy's on-stage performance that ensured Jamaica's presence at the live Grammy show, and when he uttered "I'm a Jamaican in New York" (the Grammys show was live at Madison Square Gardens), the crowd response…

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Added by Mico on February 2, 2018 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Reggae's Influence In Europe Just Got Bigger

GERMANY, IT would seem, is leading the way for Europe, earning a massive reputation for itself in Jamaica, especially with the quality and authenticity of its sound. Step up one of the leaders of the gang, Silly Walks.

Consisting of Oliver Schrader and Joscha Hoffman, they are a production outfit whose roots are firmly entrenched in Sound System culture, and they are…

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Added by Mico on February 2, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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