Featured Blog Posts – December 2017 Archive (26)

Popcaan gives new energy to Sound Di Alarm

Recording artiste Iba Mahr says the addition of top-flight dancehall artiste Popcaan to the line-up for this Sunday's Sound Di Alarm has lifted the show to new heights.

"Over the years, we have been seen as a reggae festival, but with artistes like Popcaan added, it shows that Sound Di Alarm is a complete music experience," Iba Mahr said.

The Tru Juice-sponsored…

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Added by Mico on December 29, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Healing In The - Let Peace Reign Fitting Theme For Tarrus Riley And Friends

For the last two years, in late December, Sherene Tomlinson leaves her home in Four Paths, Clarendon, for the Tarrus Riley and Friends free concert at Emancipation Park, New Kingston.

On Thursday night, the 49-year-old told The Sunday Gleaner that while she does enjoy the live music, she is all about the message of love and unity that the event promotes.…

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Added by Mico on December 29, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel Shows Off His Christmas Clarks Collection and His Daughter

Vybz Kartel shows off his Christmas gifts which include a couple pairs of Desert Clarks and a visit from his daughter.

One of Kartel’s biggest singles of his career is his 2009 mega-hit “Clarks” and his love for the iconic show brand has not changed despite seeing him rocking Jordans in…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

LA Lewis Tells Sizzla “He Should Try Taste Pum Pum”

LA Lewis has shot back at Sizzla Kalonji who threatened to teach him a lesson.

Unless you have been living off the grid then you would’ve likely heard about the leaked video of LA Lewis dubbed the “Equal Rights” video for male dancehall artists. The deejay has since been on a campaign to get dancehall…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 29, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Reggae Singer Michael Prophet Is Dead At 60

Roots reggae singer Michael Prophet has died.

Reggae music is mourning the death of another icon of the genre following the death of Michael Prophet, real name Michael George Haynes. The singer died on Saturday in London from a long battle with cancer. He emerged in the 1980s with hits like “Gunman”…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 29, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Alkaline disses Matterhorn after selector plays Kartel song at his birthday bash

Was Tony Matterhorn seriously searching for controversy when he played a Vybz Kartel song at Alkaline's birthday party in Florida lst weekend? Or was he simply doing what all good selectors do--- play the songs which will nice up a session?

Well despite a massive reaction from the crowd at Alkaline's…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 29, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Christopher Martin New Girlfriend Brittny Newman Is Pregnant

Christopher Martin and his new girlfriend Brittny Newman are expecting their first child together.

The dancehall singer and Newman have been dating for over a year now following his split with dancehall diva Ce’Cile with whom he has a child with. Rumors started started…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 29, 2017 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Reggae Life Festival To Assist Princess Margaret Hospital

Reggae singer Prophecy will be bringing cheer to the residents of St Thomas with the Reggae Life Music Festival tomorrow. It will be held at the Goodyear Oval, Springfield.

In 2016, Prophecy established the Prophecy Youth Foundation to give back to low income families with children in St Thomas. Through the foundation, Prophecy adopted the children's ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital to which he…

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Added by Mico on December 26, 2017 at 12:32am — No Comments

KRANIUM REFLECTS ON HIS DANCEHALL ROOTS IN TIDAL'S 'WHERE I'M FROM' DOCU-SERIES: VIDEO PREMIERE

Kranium had one of the biggest successes in dancehall this year, as his hit songs "We Can" with Tory Lanez,  "Meet and Beat" and  "Can't Believe" with Ty dolla $ign and Wizkid have elevated him to international stardom. But his growing status hasn't let him forget his roots. Fuse is happy to premiere the artist's "Where I'm From" video, which is part of TIDAL's docu-series in collaboration with Appleton®…

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Added by Mico on December 26, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Kartel fuming after Stephen Di Genius releases new Kartel song 'Murda Practice' {AUDIO}

Jailed entertainer Vybz Kartel is sitting in his prison cell with his hands tied and fuming after a new song was released entitled Murda Practice. The singer of the song is none other that Vybz Kartel, but according to Kartel he did not give the producer permission to release the dated track.

Kartel has since used social media to send a not-too-subtle message to…

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Added by omar on December 22, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments

5 Things You Never Knew About Mr. Vegas

Clifford Smith who is famously known as Mr. Vegas is one of Jamaica’s leading dancehall artists. He has had so many hit reggae and dancehall singles it is hard to keep count. He has performed all over the world and was featured on a remixed version of Beyoncé’s “Standing on the Sun“. Several of  Mr. Vegas songs have been on the Billboard charts.  The nickname “Mr. Vegas” was given to Smith by classmates who he played football with, as they thought he…

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Added by Mico on December 21, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments

A Cole Worl': Too many hot heads inna dancehall

Talk truth, was I the only person who thought Matterhorn was dead to how his chest was being puffed?

I thought he died and Alkaline was resuscitating him Friday night at his birth night bash. I don't think any man should ever talk to another man the way Alka did to Matterhorn, not even a child should ever be spoken to in such a manner.

Jah know star, a wha him…

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Added by Mico on December 21, 2017 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Up-and-Coming Dancehall Reggae Artist Keywee Signs With MVB Records

Damian "Keywee" Morgan is a Jamaican Dancehall Reggae artist from Old Harbour, Jamaica, who has been making rounds in the underground Dancehall Reggae scene for several years. He has been featured on a handful of music compilations with various producers in Jamaica, performed on several stage shows, and even shot a music video. Despite all of these efforts, Keywee was never able to 'officially' crack into the Jamaican Dancehall music industry; until…

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Added by Mico on December 21, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

One Love Cali Reggae Fest Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring Ben Harper, Nas and Atmosphere

One Love Cali Reggae Fest has announced the lineup for their 2018 event from February 10th to 11th at The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. This year’s lineup includes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, who has performed at the Forecastle Festival, Nas, who has performed in New York with other bands such as Red Hot Chili…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Puerto Rican star Ozuna takes on Dancehall with Cardi B and Rvssian

For the past few weeks, Puerto Rican star Ozuna has been teasing the upcoming release of his next single called 'La Modelo'.

The young star has a powerful online following, amassing half a billion views for a single music video on YouTube.

Still, the artiste is expanding the scope of his sound to include dancehall.…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Reggae Grammy Changes - Meeting Held For More J'can Input

Ziggy Marley (left) accepts the award for best reggae album for 'Ziggy Marley' at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February in Los Angeles. Three Jamaican acts are nominated for the 2018 reggae Grammy.

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Vybz Kartel Turning Rasta In Prison Deejay Posts New Photo On Social Media

Vybz Kartel switching up his image once again.

The incarcerated dancehall star posted a new photo of himself taken recently. Kartel always find ways to connect with his fans and keep them entertained despite being incarcerated for the past six years. On Friday night, he abruptly uploaded a…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 17, 2017 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Chronixx Calls For Dancehall Artists To Release More Positive Music

Chronixx is calling on dancehall artists to release more positive music.

The reggae singer has been vocal about the type of music he chooses to focus on and often weighs in on other artists music that he thinks are not socially acceptable, including music from controversial figures like…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 17, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Shaggy & Sting Talks Grammy Subway Skit, Recording Joint Album

SHAGGY X STING – DON’T MAKE ME WAIT (OFFICIAL VIDEO) Shaggy and Sting new joint album is on the way and they are already doing the press runs to promote the LP.

The album 44/876 is set for release on April 20th. On Monday, the duo hit up The Breakfast Club where they chopped things up with Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee. Two of the…

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Added by DJ Trends on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sting, Fetty Wap, Wyclef among top acts for Shaggy & Friends

Shaggy called his friends...and they said yes.

Therefore, come January 6, 2018 at Jamaica House, there will be a shindig like never before when international acts Sting, Fetty Wap and Wyclef Jean, join our homegrown international acts Christopher Martin, Aidonia, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Capleton, Professor Nuts, and Wayne Wonder, along…

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Added by omar on December 9, 2017 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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