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5 reasons Chronixx's Chronology should win 2018 Reggae Grammy

The 2018 Grammys will take place in New York, USA, on January 28, 2018 and all eyes are on the Reggae category. Overall, it has been a great year for reggae music, and for many artistes, like Sizzla and Charlie Blacks, who have both been on record-breaking projects. There are also reggae-inspired songs on the top projects of the year in other Grammy categories, including Bam on…

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Added by Mico on January 19, 2018 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Usher taps dancehall power producer Don Corleone for his new single “Pressure.”

Usher taps dancehall power producer Don Corleone for his new single “Pressure.”

The link-up between the R&B singer and the producer was put together by producer Rico Love, according to Don Corleone. The two met for the first time at the famous AfterMaster Recording & Mastering Studios in Hollywood, CA. “I got a call from Rico Love (an American producer) one night asking me if I…

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Added by Mico on January 17, 2018 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt Name Ding Dong As His Favorite Dancehall Artist Now

Ding Dong is thankful for a major endorsement from Usain Bolt on the global stage.

The fastest man in history, Usain Bolt, was at CES 2018 this week when he did an interview with CNET. Among the many things he spoke about was music where he listed a few of the local dancehall artists that he has been listening to. Bolt, who is a longtime fan of Vybz Kartel, says Ding Dong is one of his current favorite…

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Added by Mico on January 15, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Skip Marley Brings Reggae To Coachella 2018

Bob Marley’s grandson Skip Marley joins the lineup of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Skip is billed for day one of the annual music festival which usually pulls a massive crowd to Coachella Valley in mid-April. This show is set to take place on the weekend’s of April 13th to 15th and 20th to 22nd. This year’s Coachella is headline by Eminem, Beyonce, and hot new rapper Cardi B. Last…

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Added by Mico on January 15, 2018 at 1:12pm — No Comments

VYBZ KARTEL PUBLICLY SHAMED POPCAAN WITH EPIC SNUB

Vybz Kartel and Popcaan have not made peace despite some recent reporting.

The self-proclaim Worl’Boss celebrated his 42nd birthday on Sunday and a number of his past and current allies took the timeout to wish him a happy birthday on social media. We saw artists like Popcaan, Sean Kingston, Tommy Lee Sparta, Spice, and NotNice post images of Kartel while sending birthday greetings his way.…

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Added by Mico on January 9, 2018 at 9:53pm — No Comments

VYBZ KARTEL AND BUJU BANTON: FANS CRY FOR THEIR FREEDOM THIS YEAR

Could 2018 be the year that both Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton gets released from prison?

Reggae/dancehall fans have been crying for their freedom, but will their cries be heard this year? We know for sure that at least one of the two Jamaican music icons will be released this year. Buju Banton release date is set for November this year after getting a few months reprieve in his 10-year sentence. On the other…

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Added by Mico on January 7, 2018 at 5:43pm — No Comments

VYBZ KARTEL DROP FIRST TRACK OF THE NEW YEAR “MY BOO”

Vybz Kartel delivered his first single of the new year “My Boo.”

At the end of last year, we saw a flurry of new music from the incarcerated deejay after his fans complained over the summer that they aren’t getting enough new music from the Worl’Boss. His representatives told us that 2018 will be a big year for Vybz Kartel with a new album and a plenty solo singles coming. “My Boo” is the first of many more…

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Added by Mico on January 7, 2018 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Snoop Dogg Set To Make Surprise Career Move In 2018. From Hip Hop to Reggae to Gospel?

In a move that should probably be contextualised by the fact he smokes around 81 blunts a day, Snoop Dogg has declared that he is giving up hip hop and launching a gospel career.

He told Billboard that 2018 will the year he enters the gospel genre as he prepares for a major rebrand.

"I have always wanted to try Gospel," he said. "This may surprise some people but…

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Added by Mico on January 7, 2018 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Freddie McGregor Warms Hearts In NYC

A few hours after millions of New Yorkers watched the ball drop in Times Square, Manhattan, on what was the second-coldest New Year's eve celebration on record in 100 years, veteran reggae crooner Freddie McGregor, brought fireworks and a burst of Jamaican sunshine, to warm hearts at the New Year's Eve Black and White Ball held at the Resort World Casino New York City.

"Happy New Year!" McGregor said, as he…

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Added by Mico on January 4, 2018 at 2:58pm — No Comments

SHAGGY AND WYCLEF JEAN PERFORMING AT STONE LOVE ANNIVERSARY SHOW [VIDEO]

Shaggy and Wyclef Jean took the stage together last weekend at Stone Love Anniversary concert 2017.

The former Fugees frontman is currently in Jamaica for a big performance at the upcoming benefit concert Shaggy & Friends set for January 6 on the lawns of Jamaica House in Kingston. The show saw an all-star lineup including performances from I-Octane, Mavado, Sizzla, and Aidonia. During his set, Shaggy…

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Added by Mico on January 3, 2018 at 4:35pm — No Comments

VYBZ KARTEL FANS ROAST SEAN KINGSTON EVEN AFTER PRISON VISIT

Sean Kingston paid a visit to the Worl’Boss at GP last week and came back saying that the dancehall icon is in good spirit and has big plans for this year. You would think that is some great news for the Gazanation fans but turns out that Kingston got trolled instead of a pat on the back all because his pant was a bit too tight for some folks.

Sean Kingston posted a photo of himself and two of Vybz Kartel’s…

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Added by Mico on January 3, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Reggae & Dancehall Legends – Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Sanchez & Beenie Man – Invite You Onboard Love and Harmony Cruise 2018

The second annual Love and Harmony Cruise is already set out to be a historic event. On October 28th, Winford Williams and the Onstage TV crew (Jamaica national TV program) made a stop by the Harmony House studio, where they sat down with Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Sanchez and the King of the Dancehall Beenie Man. Social media was in a frenzy for 24-hours with the historic interview floating all around, which left persons rushing to…

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Added by Mico on January 1, 2018 at 6:52pm — No Comments

WYCLEF JEAN EXPLAINS WHY HE LIKES VYBZ KARTEL SO MUCH, TALKS REGGAE INFLUENCE GLOBALLY

Wyclef Jean is a big fan of Vybz Kartel and here is why he has so much respect for the incarcerated dancehall icon.

Clef is currently in Jamaica for the upcoming Shaggy and Friends benefit concert this weekend in Kingston. But before he graced the stage, he had a sit down with Winford Williams on OnStage where he opened up about local talents and the heavy usage of reggae/dancehall in mainstream music…

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Added by Mico on January 1, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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