Omar's Blog – February 2020 Archive (7)

Chris Brown Says Incarcerated Dancehall Icon Vybz Kartel Is “Immortal”

Chris Brown sees incarcerated dancehall icon Vybz Kartel as the ultimate force in music, “Immortal.”

“He’s Immortal Now” was clearly the phrase of the day in Jamaica, America, and as far as the African continent. It seems things kicked off with Bryan Bigred Fox posting one of his usual videos of him singing along to a track. He has made quite a few Jamaican tracks…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

30 Most Essential Dancehall Tunes of the 2010s

Illustration by Robin Clare

The 2010s will be remembered as the decade when pop went dancehall. Whether it was Rihanna scoring the biggest hit of her career with her most undiluted homage to date, Drake’s mainstreaming of patois, or the dancehall-lite rhythms on massive pop hits by Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and others, Jamaica’s influence on mainstream music and popular culture has perhaps never been as widespread as in these last few…

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Added by omar on February 8, 2020 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Jamaican Sentenced to 57 Months in US Prison for Sending Guns and Ammunition to The Island

Jermaine Rhooms the Jamaican who pleaded guilty in July 2019 to sending 19 guns and over 3000 rounds of ammunition, was sentenced to 57 months in a US federal prison. 

The judge handed down the sentence after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn addressed the US Federal court in Florida. The guns and…

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Tessanne Chin and Husband Brandon Welcomes Baby “Zaia”

Tessanne Chin Marries Her Baby's Dad

Tessanne Chin and her husband welcomed their daughter Zaia Christine Crooks into the world on Saturday.

The Voice winner who is also known for hits such as “Hideaway” and “Everything Reminds Me of You” posted a photo of the baby and a caption that was heartfelt and long.…

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Stacy Xpressionz Speaks About the Stunt that Caused the Death of Roxanne the Dancer

Dancer Dies After Her Neck was Broken During Dance Routine

Stacy Xpressionz
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Added by omar on February 8, 2020 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Jamaican Government To Lobby The Grammys For Reggae To Be On Live Show

Jamaica’s Minister of Entertainment, Olivia ‘Babsy” Grange, is not happy that the Best Reggae Album Grammy award presentation continues to not be a feature of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ main awards show, and is vowing to lobby to put the category at the forefront.

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Story Of Vybz Kartel Getting Freed By Appeal Court Is A Hoax

Vybz Kartel is not yet a free man, so the story that has been circulating is a hoax.

The dancehall deejay’s attorney is dispelling rumors that the deejay’s appeal verdicthas already arrived in his favor. Over the last few days, rumors have been circulating that the “Any Weather” deejay had come out of the other side of the storm. People received false…

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