Omar's Blog – July 2016 Archive (9)

Dancehall Is Pop Now, But We Can’t Let Pop Stars Steal Dancehall

If you turn on the radio, you’ll still be able to catch the infamous, minimal and digitally-induced bassline that made its debut five months ago. Paired beneath a melody dotted with hollow, echoing synths that introduce the Patois Rihanna weaves in and out of, there’s no doubt that the production of “Work” has drawn from sounds rooted within traditional dancehall riddims. Dancehall’s sounds are mostly characterized…

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Added by omar on July 28, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments

Sean Paul & Sia ‘Cheap Thrills’ Hit No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

Sean Paul 2017

Sean Paul is enjoying some chart success with his collaborator Sia after their single “Cheap Thrills” climb all the way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100.

The single overthrow Drake’s “One Dance” which held the top spot on the chart for 10 weeks. “Cheap Thrills” first made it debut in December…

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Added by omar on July 28, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sizzla’s US Visa And Work Permit Reinstated. Can Now Perform In The U.S Again

After being barred from the United States for some eight years, Sizzla Kalonji’s travel documents have been reinstated. , Sizzla confirmed the news In an exclusive Music News interview on irie Fm.

Talks of Sizzla expected to perform at the 32nd annual Reggae on the River in the United States sparked questions about whether Sizzla’s US travel documents were…

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Added by omar on July 28, 2016 at 10:28am — No Comments

Bounty Killer Brought Out Safaree At Reggae Sumfest 2016

Bounty Killer and Safaree



Bounty Killer had a memorable performance at last night’s Reggae Sumfest 2016. The dancehall legend surprised fans with a few guest appearances including Nicki Minaj ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels.

Dancehall Night saw some solid performances from some of dancehall biggest names including Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, I-Octane, Popcaan, Spice, Agent Sasco,…

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Added by omar on July 24, 2016 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Popcaan Rep Vybz Kartel End Beef Speculations At Reggae Sumfest

Big Guns Delivered At Reggae Sumfest Popcaan, I-Octane, Spice & More



Popcaan Rep Vybz Kartel End Beef Speculations At Reggae Sumfest

Popcaan used his time on stage at last weekend’s Reggae Sumfest to end all speculations of a beef between himself and his former mentor Vybz Kartel.

The “Unruly Boss” deejay was one of the headlining acts…

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Added by omar on July 24, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Wayne Marshall On Vybz Kartel “Prison Is No Place For His Talent”

Wayne Marshall and Vybz Kartel

Wayne Marshall joins the long list of local celebrities calling for Vybz Kartel to be released from prison.

The dancehall singjay paid tribute to the incarcerated deejay on IG with an old photo of the two while they were coming up under Bounty Killer wings in The Alliance.

“From them times i knew Vybz Kartel would be an enigma,” Marshall said. “Could not…

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Added by omar on July 18, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Mavado Son Attacked and Shot

Dancehall star Mavado son was shot and injured. 

Police sources say that the teenager is currently in the hospital in serious condition after receiving a single gunshot wound.

The incident reportedly took place a week ago in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew where Mavado grew up.

“They have not received an…

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Added by omar on July 8, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Reggae Vibes Riddim Medley Video. Feat Sizzla x Lutan Fyah x Delus x Fantan Mojah + More

Here is the official visual for the Reggae Vibes Riddim produced by Reggae Vibes Music, Warriors Musick Prod and Michael Davey . Video features Sizzla x Lutan Fyah x Delus x Fantan Mojah + More ( check out video inside ) .…

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Added by omar on July 5, 2016 at 8:40pm — No Comments

[Video] Tommy Lee Sparta Calls Out Jamaican Cops For Harassment And Banning Him From Performing In Jamaica

Dominica faces lawsuit for refusing entry to controversial Jamaican dancehall artiste Video Inside

Tommy Lee Sparta talks about getting harass by Jamaican cops , His house gettting searchedrecently and promoters being told by cops not…

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Added by omar on July 5, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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