Omar's Blog – February 2021 Archive (30)

Shabba Ranks Mother ‘Mama Christie’ Has Died: Dexta Daps, Bounty Killer Reacts

Shabba Ranks is mourning the death of his mother Miss Christie, aka ‘Mama Christie,’ as tributes poured in from all corners of the community.

Sources confirmed on Tuesday that the mother of International dancehall superstar Shabba Ranks has passed away. Constantine Christie, affectionately called “Mama Christie” by all who knew her, reportedly passed away earlier today.…

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Added by omar on February 28, 2021 at 3:16am — No Comments

JetBlue Apologizes to Jamaican Government and Fires Kalina Collier

Kalina Collier, the American stewardess, who was employed by JetBlue Airways, made a report that said, she was being held hostage in Jamaica after she was tested positive for COVID-19.

The Corporate Communications Manager reported that an investigation was done, and the crew member in question was no longer employed at JetBlue. On behalf of the company he continued to offer apologies for the frustration and concern caused by the…

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Dahved Levy's interview with BOB's daughter, Cedella Marley

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Reggae Singer Jesse Royal Joins JACANA Canabis Company As Brand Strategist

The Jamaican cannabis company JACANA has partnered with reggae star Jesse Royal to help bring more awareness to the brand and the multiple uses of marijuana as well. Jesse Royal is well-known for his advocacy for the free use of marijuana.

Alexandra Chong, the CEO and founder of JACANA, said that…

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Protoje Teases Skillibeng and Lil Iké Collab Dropping This Week

Protoje put dancehall fans on high alert for Skillibeng and Lila Iké collaboration possibly coming this week.

Lila Iké and Skillibeng are on the verge of dropping a collaboration this week as fans wait with bated breath for the remix of her song “Thy Will.” In an interview with Ebro Odogwu on his Apple Music show Ebro…

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sean Paul Makes Strides In Latin Market With Steve Aoki

Sean Paul has spent a lot of time guiding his music to an international level. His latest trek seems to be into the Latin market as he was recently featured on EDM producer Steve Aoki’s latest single, “Mambo.”

The track came in at number 41 on this week’s Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. It had the support of some…

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

U-Roy, Dancehall Pioneer, Dies At 78

U-Roy, the voice that pioneered the sound of reggae/dancehall in the 70s, has died.

The Jamaican music legend passed away on Wednesday (February 17) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston. Sources told Urban Islandz that he had recently undergone surgery following an undisclosed illness.…

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Beenie Man Says “SIMMA” Album Is Done, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Popcaan Makes Guest List

Beenie Man has a new album coming this spring with a star-studded guest list.

It’s been more than a decade since Beenie Man released a new project. For many old-school dancehall fans, it seemed like something they would never see happened again in this lifetime, but the dancehall veteran made the…

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Added by omar on February 18, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

WATCH: Gramps Morgan “Runaway Bay” Music Video



GRAMMY award-winning artist Gramps Morgan has recently released the music video for ‘’Runaway Bay’’, Directed by Gareth Cobran and shot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, the visuals for the video highlights the breathtaking scenery and contagious positive spirit of the local community.



Set on a laid back piano vocal,…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Burro Banton Son Leno Banton Looks To 90s Dancehall For Career Move

Leno Banton, a promising dancehall deejay, hopes to live up to his father Burro Banton’s reputation but intends to create his own legacy to be remembered by as well. His path to this legacy starts with his brand of music, which he described as a fusion of different sounds while being interviewed by the Jamaica Gleaner. He also shared that part of his brand of music focuses on old school dub.…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Donovan Germain Puts Entire Penthouse Records Catalog On Streaming Services

One of the most respected veterans in the game, Donovan Germain, is expected to make his impressive and well-aged catalog available to the public on March 7. He has worked with some of the artists that helped put dancehall and Jamaica on the map. The music producer has said that Penthouse Records will be available to the public for purchase through a digital platform.

Germain, who is most…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

LA Lewis Claims he Bought this Ship



Former entertainer now alleged Maroon leader, L.A. Lewis has declared himself as the big man in Jamaica, by showing a ship he claims he purchased.

The seven-star general recently posted a photo of the sea vessel in an Instagram photo, that showed a blue and white ship and in the caption, the “Nyan Ka Pong”…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 10:20am — No Comments

Reggae Singer Fantan Mojah Ridiculed By Mutabaruka For Raunchy Dancehall Song “Fire King”

Jamaican reggae artiste Fantan Mojah has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism following the release of his brand new song and music video titled “Fire King.” The public lashing has been handed out by critics all over social media, as well as members of the Rastafarian religion. Popular poet, orator, and radio talk-show host…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Vybz Kartel Taps His Sons To Takeover His Record Label & Build On His Legacy

Vybz Kartel put his confidence in his sons to protect and build on his legacy and so you will see them become the face of his label.

Vybz Kartel’s son Akheel Raheim Palmer, better known by the name Likkle Addi, joined host Winfred Williams for an Onstage interview where he discussed school, music, and business. The teenage dancehall star explained that he’s no longer attending Jamaica…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Shenseea Lends Her Voice For COVID-19 PSA In Jamaica Amid Rising Cases

Shenseea lends her voice and influences to issue warning about COVID-19 in Jamaica amid rising new cases.

The big C, and we’re not taking cancer, has been the topic on everyone’s tongues for the past few months. The World Health Organization is working tirelessly to find ways to combat the deadly COVID-19 virus. One of the first steps in the process is public education, which the Jamaican…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mutabaruka Responds To Fantan Mojah’s Claim About Bob Marley & Cindy Breakspeare

Ever since the release of his track “Fire King,” Fantan Mojah has been unable to keep his name out of the media; presumably, this was the intention all along. Nonetheless, we digress as sure enough; the “Rasta Got Soul” singer has caused a significant uproar among many members of his Rastafarian community, with at least one person threatening legal action and others preparing to put their lion…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Foota Hype Blames Jamaica PM Andrew Holness For Slump In Reggae and crime

There has been much back and forth concerning who should take the fall for the downward spiral in Jamaica’s musical output. Well-known dancehall selector Foota Hype believes that Jamaica’s government is leading the charge in the demolition of the island’s music by withholding one of the catalysts needed to manufacture a hit,…

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Added by omar on February 9, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Skillibeng Proves Controversy Sells, Tops 1 Million Streams In 2 Days

Skillibeng’s new video “Coke” clocked a million views in just two short days. The dancehall hit that has gone viral was inspired by a real-life event that occurred in late January when a plane crashed on a coast in Clarendon, Jamaica.

For the visuals, the St. Thomas deejay shot scenes at the crash…

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Added by omar on February 7, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

Defendant uses his Charm in Court with Gorgous Judge – Video

Demetrius Lewis became a sweet talker when he faced Judge Tabitha Blackmon remotely in Florida, even though Covid-19 restrictions were in place he was determined to use his charm to play a game with the attractive judge.

He used some of the tactics that were taught in playaz school.  He is facing charges of attempted burglary and ecstasy possession, but he thought he could sweet talk the judge and get…

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Added by omar on February 6, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bounty Killer Posts his Dancehall Family Tree with 17 Artist

The dancehall Godfather Bounty Killer, recently reposted a picture on his Instagram account showing a fan crafted Dancehall family tree, which shows how much of a legend Bounty Killer is.

At the top of the tree is the “Grung Gad” himself, which then branches off to show current and past members of the alliance that he helped pave the way for such as Bling Dawg, Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, Wayne Marshall,…

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Added by omar on February 6, 2021 at 7:21pm — No Comments

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