Chuck Fenda has the living fire. His voice and music are on fire with passion from the heartbeat of Jamaica. His songs present reality, hope and love for the people. Fenda's album, FULFILLMENT bring him full circle; showcasing his lyrical wisdomon a variety of one drop and roots riddims produced by Kemar 'Flava' McGregor, including the new "Ghetto Riddim" and "Identifiably", the most spiritual album from the artist to date.
Featuring collaborations with like-minded artistes such as I-Wayne on the track "Thin Line", "Bad Boys" with Sammy Dread and "Time Rough" featuring Bush Man, FULLFILLMENT has it all. Through his conscious songs and high-energy performances, Chuck Fenda has cemented himself as one of few in the evolution of Jamaica's music across the world.
Listen to Chuck Fenda music and download press materials by clicking on this link!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Check out the '09 Alliance preview on the Honey Comb Riddim, also known as the Alliance Honey Comb Medley featuring Demarco, Flawless, Iyara, Flexxx, Chase Cross, Wayne Marshall, Assailant, Einstein, Bling Dawg and Mavado.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The lovely lady Stacious is moving up in the industry and just joined forces with Mavado on the Gully side.
When she was asked why did she decide to partner up with Mavado, she stated, "Well, I guess that the time is right, I have been friends with Mavado for a long time and I see where he respects my talent. On more than one occasion, we have performed together onstage, and he told me that he needed a first lady for the Gully Squad, so he called on the best person for that role, him call the Gangstress."
Some were surprised with the new partnership between Stacious and the Gully side. Does that mean she is the newest Alliance member?
Stacious elaborated on the terms of her Gully Squad involvement.
"Throughout all this, I have to maintain my own independence, I am not signed to Mavado, I am signed to DocMac Entertainment, if the situation arises, I will perform with the Gully Squad but my bookings and management remain separate."
Stacious and Mavado has already started working on a new hit produced by Di Genius, Stephen McGregor - but says that we must wait until the official release.
Source: Dancehall Reggae
Gaza is definitely becoming a household name but is being attached to negativity more than anything else, so the leader, di teacha, the lyrical preacha Vybz Kartel is leading by example and doing his part by showing that there is some positivity coming from his well established empire, and is calling it Street Vybz Thursdays.
Street Vybz Thursdays is a weekly event being held at the Building, formerly known as Asylum where Vybz Kartel himself will either be there performing each week or hosting the event - regardless, he will be there EVERY THURSDAY promoting the event.
Ladies will be free all night and the proceeds of the event will be going towards the betterment of the community.
The profit will be going towards buying computers for some of the primary schools in Portmore, the establishment of an after school program, and a playground in Waterford.
According to Kartels' business partner Corey Todd, "For the after school program we want to teach job training skills, hire people to work with our products and to work in the Kingston area. Jobs are lacking in these communities and the high school drop out rates are high, so we plan to address all of that."
Todd hopes to show through this venture, that the 'gaza' name is not a negative one saying, "we do a lot of good stuff as well, we provide a lot of jobs and are doing great things for the dancehall that hasn't been done before."
Source: The Star
First of all, there is a difference between a MAN and a MALE.
The other day I asked a guy who I would like to consider a man... a manly man at that - if he ever hit a female and he responded, "I would never lay my hand on a women outside of affection."
Even if he was lying, it was exactly the response I feel a MAN would make.
With that said, British Reggae Star Maxi Priest was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex girlfriend.
According to WonderWall, Maxi Priest attacked his former lover when she found him in a car with another female.
He was taken into custody by cops in London with allegations that he pushed his ex to the floor and ripped off her clothes when she threatened to smash his vehicle with a brick.
He was set free on bail after spending one night in custody.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Look out for the Soul Train Music Awards this year, its being taped on November 3rd, 2009 and hosted by Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson - but for the very first time they will be adding a BEST REGGAE ARTIST category!!
This will be the first time that one of our beloved reggae artist will be taking home a very much deserved trophy from the Soul Train Music Awards.
It makes me proud!
The 21 year old event will be commemorating one of our favorite reggae artists with Tarrus Riley, Mavado, Sean Paul, Serani, and Ziggy Marley competing for the title of BEST REGGAE ARTIST.
Look out for it on November 29th, 2009 on BET - check your local listings for details on the time.
Source: Jamaica Observer
This one is for all aspiring artists in the Miami area.
The Miami Music Festival is looking for a few more opening acts so if you are interested in taking your music to the next level, you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity.
I highly suggest that if you are selected, make sure you bring your hype man and have him sell copies of your CD to the crowd. Go HARD or Go HOME people!!
They are now accepting performance applications and the deadline is approaching!! November 1st is the cut off date so apply NOW!!
To performat the Miami Music Festival, artists must complete the online application and submit a $35 fee to be considered for showcase participation. Broadjam.com is the official application submission partner and a sponsor of The Miami Music Festival. Those who apply automatically receive a free 6 month membership to Broadjam.
Festival venues offer some sound equipment, however, artists are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Once selected to perform, venue information will be made available to artists.
All performance applications must be received no later than NOVEMBER 1, 2009. All artists who have applied by October 15 and are selected to perform will be notified by November 1, 2009. Late applications will be reviewed and contacted promptly if selected. If artists applying to perform are not selected, the Festival will issue a $35 credit toward one conference badge or one three-day wristband.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I can't say that it wasn't a good little come up... but its wrong!
This one is for those who hustle everyday... even if your hustle is frowned upon, as long as you don't rob and steal your alright by me.
Laden has been the victim of a recent scam where someone hacked into his myspace account, started booking fraudulent shows and collecting money from international and local promoters.
Laden didn't realize what was going on until he started getting weird phone calls from people curious about why they haven't received their dubs and what preparations was necessary for an upcoming show that Laden had no knowledge of.
"Mi have a likkle yute mi have as a friend who help me out sometimes, he had my myspace address and password" states Laden.
He continued; "him talk to the promoter on myspace and tell di promoter don't call me, give him numbers to contact him and account information to send the money. Mi a get other calls from people bout how 'mi nah get mi dubs' and I don't know what dem talking about," Laden said.
"Mi want the public to know that those shows had nutten to do wid me. Mi upset cause it just a hurt my ting and my reputation cause I'm not a yute like dat who woulda tek people money and don't show. I'm going to be taking over all the runnings for my myspace from now on so persons can get to me through there, or link Laden personally or contact the Big Ship offices," he said.
So by now I’m sure you’ve heard the big news about dancehall’s ‘bad gyal’ Ce’Cile. If you haven’t let me catch you up a bit! This Manchester-born diva has signed a licensing agreement with both MTV and E! networks. This agreement allows both stations to play Ce’Cile’s music for popular reality TV shows that run on both stations. Jamaica Gleaner reports:
“Jamstar Productions, LLC announced late last week that a master and synchronisation licensing agreement for popular reality TV shows will include several songs performed by Ce'Cile. The agreement covers the use of Ce'Cile's tracks for the hit reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired on E!, and The Real World and Road Rules Extreme/All-Star Challenge, currently airing on MTV Networks.”
Incase you were wondering, this is definitely a big deal and a good look for Ce’Cile. Her music is going to be heard in millions of homes making it more mainstream; and I don’t know about you but I’m happy to finally be getting some quality dancehall music on these networks. It is way overdue. Ce’Cile seems to be elated about the entire situation. She was quoted saying:
“I'm very excited about it," Ce'Cile said of the agreement and what it means for her career. "Millions of people, including myself, love watching those shows, so without a doubt my music will reach new audiences and that's the intention."
Jamaica Gleaner also reports:
“The agreement was reached with Bunim-Murray of Los Angeles, California, the leading producers of reality TV docu-dramas in the USA. Ce'Cile has been a growing international force with the success of her songs, including the hit single Hot Like We that was just a few months ago the number one song on the German Black Music Charts.
"Ce'Cile is a very talented artiste, and she has put in a lot of hard work over the years. This agreement is just further testament of the dedication she has devoted to her career and her music. We are excited for her, and we think it's great, especially for the female artistes in the Jamaican music industry. There is a lot of untapped talent there," said Donald Harper, CEO and president of Jamstar Productions, LLC.”
Well we are all rooting for you Ce’Cile and very proud that you will be stepping in the forefront with some great dancehall music for everyone to enjoy! Don’t forget to look out for Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the E! network; which airs its fourth season this November. Also check out MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge which has recently begun its 18th season.
Listen for Ce’Cile’s songs and most definitely go out and support her. We look forward to big things from her very soon!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Christopher Palmer, also known as Mr. Lexx was accused by a NY woman that the deejay sexually molested her. She told the authorities that Palmer forced himself into her hotel room in Queens, NY and molested her.
Mr. Lexx was arrested Friday, Oct. 16th, 2009 in New York on rape charges. He was released on bail and is awaiting his court date which is scheduled for Nov. 2nd, 2009.
Mr. Lexx manager was contacted and has confirmed that the deejay did get arrested, but stated that Lexx is innocent and will be proven as such on the set court date. He also confirmed that Lexx knew the woman and has much respect for her and her parents.
Lexx's manager could not disclose any other information due to the open case.
Mr. Lexx is currently working in the studio on new projects since he can’t leave the states. A well known producer and Mr. Lexx has been u-streaming straight from the studio for fans and supporters of his music to listen and watch him work.
I personally believe that what is in the dark must come to light and our justice system will prevail in this case. Good Luck trying to come out with a successful album or hit track after this embarrassing experience!
What happen to some wuttless man??
Its not even the ladies fault...there is a lack of manly men roaming these streets.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
One of the most important part of the Caribbean culture is the art of DANCE so today we're doing a special dedication to the choreographers who spend their free time perfecting their signature move, the life of the party who gets the crowd in the mood, and the fans who admire yet call the dance lewd.
Ever since the 'daggering phenomenon' I hear too many people bad mouthing an essential part of the Caribbean heritage and its time to stop. We meditate to music and we express through dance - some things will never change.
So, lets start off with a dance lesson...
THIS is why you have to respect the dancer!!!!
Do you realize how much effort is put into each dance move, how much practice is necessary and how much passion is involved to 'bruk out' at your local dance?
I love to see people with a passion so let me introduce you to Mz. Envii.. a young lady who dances her ass off for no other reason other than the love of the art.
She's a very talented dancer, determined & disciplined (you should see how many videos she has up on youtube!), always have a great music selection and her video editing skills are on point.
My message to you is - learn to RESPECT the dancers!
How many people do you know can spin on their head tops with NO HANDS?!
I love to dance.
I was always the one my family would call to the dance floor for the entertainment of others. My electric slide game was down tight! I can rock my hips to all music, but I remember one song in particular, "Nanny Wine Down Low". I used to get on bad to that song!
I'm no dancehall queen but I've been blessed with good rhythm. Both of my parents are Bajan so I guess I inherited the gene for wukin up stink!
When a soca track would play, I'd gravitate to the middle of the dance floor, backyard, living room, wherever the spotlight was. I'd let the music take control, swaying my hips to the beat so effortlessly. I'd close my eyes knowing already all eyes were on me.
Everyone would watch and cheer and as soon as the beat dropped, it was wukin time. I've always loved soca. There is something about moving your body to the beat of the drum.
When I think of soca, I'm reminded of light hearted fun and times when the only thing that I needed to do was jump and wine or hold on to the big truck. ::smile::
Later on in life I discovered a new love. Reggae.
Instantly I was hooked. The swag of Jamaicans, undeniable. Loved the different riddims, loved the pace and melodies, and I loved the entertainers. I found the dj's and their messages so fascinating.
What is it about reggae artists that can have you grooving to a song when you might not even necessarily agree with it's content?
When Buju says 'boom bye bye,,,", I fling my gun hand in the air, knowing I'm terrified of guns.
Or have me singing for Kartel to "come breed mi", when I'm not ready for children yet.
Or have me wining and patting my front while Mavado wants to sex me "Inna car Back", knowing that's not my style.
It doesn't seem to matter, because when one of my favorite tunes come on, I never miss an opportunity to bust a slow wine. Its sexy and seductive, slow and deliberate.
Its a chance to showcase your skills, have men hoping your not wicked in the dance, but soft in the bed. The right reggae song will make you hold your partner close as your bodies move in sync. It will make you feel in love if only for the duration of the song.
Whether you like to wuk up stink to the latest soca track, or bust a slow wine to the baddest tune, have fun with it ladies, cuz if you do it right....free drinks for you and all of your friends!
Ms. Nika (Don't Judge Me)
Excerpt from Jamaica My Way!
These are three of the MANY talents I know from Jamaica who dance their hearts out every day. All this video was compiled on my September trip and I’ve finally got it together into this awesome compilation. I swear these guys should be famous.
Elaborate costumes, bold and bright colors, and thousands of excited masqueraders dancing to the music and celebrating a wonderful history.
This is the full essence of what Carnival experience is like. I was able to have the pleasure of attending the Brooklyn West Indian Carnival for the first time this past Labor Day weekend 2009. I must say that it was one of the most fun and interesting pleasures that I’ve ever experienced. I’ve always heard about the different Carnivals in other nations and how much fun it is to witness one in person but never did I imagine it would be quite like this.
For those aren’t familiar with the West Indian-American Day Carnival, let me tell you that you should indeed attend one. These groups of events take place every year from the Thursday before Labor Day through the actual Labor Day weekend. The parade actually takes place on Labor Day and extends from Utica Avenue along Eastern Parkway to Grand Army Plaza.
“In the 1920s, immigrants from Trinidad and other Caribbean islands with a carnival tradition began celebrating Carnival in private spaces in Harlem. These celebrations took place during the traditional pre-Lenten period. In the mid-1940s, Trinidadian Jesse Waddle (sometimes spelled Wattle) organized a street festival held on Labor Day, on 7th Avenue in Harlem. The parade permit for Harlem was revoked in 1964 following a disturbance.
Five years later, a committee headed by Carlos Lezama obtained permission to parade on Eastern Parkway. That committee became the West Indian-American Day Carnival Association, now a well-established organization. Lezama headed the organization through many years of growth, retiring at the age of 78 in 2001. His daughter, Yolanda Lezama-Clark, was subsequently elected President.
Events are held every year from the Thursday before Labor Day through the weekend, culminating in the parade on Labor Day itself. The parade now proceeds from Utica Avenue along Eastern Parkway to Grand Army Plaza. Highlights include a steel band competition, a Dimanche Gras (Fat Sunday) extravaganza and a special Kiddie Carnival which runs from President Street to the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.”
I think I barely rested the entire time I was in Brooklyn. From the Clash of The Calypso Titans to some of the hottest Soca & Kaiso super-stars ever; there was no way you could not have a good time. So many beautiful people in all different colors and shades of blackness, it was simply breathtaking.
The best part for me definitely had to be the night leading up to the parade. This night is known as J’ouvert which means “Day Break.” J’ouvert begins late Sunday night at 2am and runs until the next morning. Trust me you have never witnessed a celebration this wonderful since ‘Mardi Gras.’
This fun-filled event consists of several bands playing while hundreds of followers fill the streets slinging powder, mud, chocolate, and even paint to symbolize the traditional carnival.
It’s almost as if you’re in a trance as your body winds to the music and all your inhibitions are set free. You are able to inhale the true essence of what carnival is about and get away from everything else that is wrong with the world.
Trust me, this night is definitely a stress reliever and you get to meet some nice and very memorable people in the process. I will definitely be attending next year’s events and I may even get a costume and join the parade!
Check Out a Video From Labor Day 2009 Below:
I came across a Jamaican dance show by the name of In The Dance. The show debut’s Jamaica’s top dances,new trends and exclusive songs to the dancehall community.
The host by the name of Yanique and the DJ co-host by the name of DJ Diamond introduce reggae artists, new dance groups, and new dances that are taking the dancehall by storm.
When I saw the clip of the dance show my first reaction was “Finally Jamaica has done it.” It’s about time there is a show to showcase Jamaican artists and dancers in a structured way. The show reminds me of a Jamaican Soul Train.
The energy that the show emits is sure to have any amateur dancer dancing. It’s great to see our dancehall community promoting something positive and fun that people can learn from.
It is a must see and I advise everyone to take a look at it. Let me know what you think about the show by leaving your thoughts and opinions in our comment box. This goes to show that Jamaica is on the rise!!
Do you remember him?
Tek we ah go tek it to dem RUM RAM!
Or better yet, Whatchu gonna say whatchu gonna do STOOKIE!
Either way, he's baaaaaaaack! QQ is here with his latest featuring Ding Dong in 'Skip To My Luu Now' premiering the latest dance trend.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Laden is a pleasant addition to the dancehall industry. I really appreciate his music and dis one a tek ovah!
Laden reminds me that my time soon come.. and sometimes that's exactly what you need fi reach yuh goal inna life.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I love it I love it I love it!!!
I LOVE this medley video from Busy Signal! First of all I love the idea of medley videos for reggae artists because the idea of consolidating your best tunes and putting them in one QUALITY video is probably the BEST way to promote a reggae artist as far as music videos are concerned.
Secondly, the reason why reggae music has not made it to mainstream is not because of the lack of quality in the music but because the general public have no idea who these artists are.
They can't attach a name to the face to the music. They don't see them on MTV, VH1 or BET, the barely hear anyone other than Sean Paul on the radio, unless your in New York or Miami - but if artists continue making videos like this it would be easier to get them on these different networks.
And while they're on TV they can show off a couple of their hits by creating these samplers/medleys which highlight their best work. Even if you don't really like one song, you might like the other, you might like the artist, you might by the album, you might support him in concert, etc. etc.
I have to do an applause for this one!! I'm pleased.
Busy Signal in Hottt Ed Medley...
Remember the recent story of the Jamaican hijacker that was sentenced to 83 years??
Well his name is Stephen Fray, a young man at the age of 22 who was stupid enough to try a likkle ting on a CanJet charter flight departing from Montego Bay back in April.
Some people say that he was mentally unstable so he shouldn't go to prison, but instead a mental facility. From the look at this picture he seems to be a normal 22 year old to me - but who am I to judge.
Although he was originally sentenced to 83 years, I am happy that his years will run concurrently which will only have him behind bars for 20 years.
I do believe that he should go to prison, with hopes that he will learn a valuable lesson and to use him as an example of a warning to other idiots who thinks it ok to hijack a plane..
83 years was too extreme.. he deserves to be imprisoned but not for his ENTIRE life - I think 20 years is sufficient, it gives him time to think some things through and if he is REALLY mentally unstable, the courts can handle it in whatever way they deem fair but you already know the first thing people say when they're about to face the judge is how their schizophrenia kicked in.
It wont fool me and I doubt it fooled the judge either.
Source: Dancehall USA
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Rumors stating that Vybz Kartel has problems with Big Ship Records can finally come to an end now that he's responded to news.
He makes is clear that he is not beefing with Big Ship Records but he's decided to no longer record with Stephen 'Di Genious' McGregor.
According to Kartel, 'It wasn't personal, just business!"
"There's no problem with me and Big Ship. Di Genius ah one of the greatest producers of the new millennium, but I have my own company, now plus I have Notnice and Russian (geniuses as well) who are my musical partners in production for both my Portmore Empire artistes and myself. Me love Stephen same way," he said.
Bad man cyah stay outta trouble!
Blak Ryno was just released from spending the night in jail for unlawful wounding and assault over FOOLISHNESS!
It was from an argument with his neighbor that stemmed the dispute over unpaid water bills. During the argument, Blak Ryno is alleged to have kicked the neighbor which resulted in cuts on his shoulder and both elbows, swellings on his head, back, face, stomach and chest.
“From yu hear dat u mus know a lie. Di non-payments cause by my landlord, and him (neighbor) know that, but him want a reason fi come a style man caa him dun seh me as a ghetto yout nu fi deh deh (don’t belong there),” said the soft-spoken Ryno.
He also indicated that the police charged him based on the complainant’s report.
“From long time dis man a do tings fi try draw me out so him can do dis … all walk him dog come p—— pon mi mat regular an dem nastiness deh. Di ting did get physical after him walk come over my apartment, which is way down a corridor from his own, with his dog,” Ryno explained.
He continued, “Me have nothin’ gainst dogs, but dis one rush me, so mi ease (kick) him off wit mi foot in defence and dis man box me, so a suh di ting get physical … mi did mad seh him mash up mi water pipe dem yes. All police weh come fi arrest mi seh him wrong.”LOL, funny thing is Blak Ryno felt very welcomed in jail since all of the prisoners were excited upon his arrival 'Gaza, Gaza!!'- Ryno felt more welcome there than he did at his apartment complex!!
“It come like a Gaza mi deh although mi deh a jail, caa every man in deh a seh Gaza … mek yu feel comfortable fi know nobody nah do yu nothing. Imagine mi cyaa get da peace deh whe mi live,” said Ryno.
A police source confirmed that the response from the jailed men was overwhelming. “As dem hear is Blak Ryno in jail with them you could hear the pandemonium from the station, which is a separate building … look like a whole heap of Gaza fans we have lock up, so i can imagine how many songs Ryno sing,” quipped the officer, who requested anonymity.
Blak Ryno is scheduled for court on October 21.Source: TheStar
Busy Signal is such a flexible artist, he incorporates so many different styles in his music and seems to create hits every single time.
Versatility seems to just seep out of his PORES!
He is, without a doubt, one of my favorites.. and this song is just hilarious 'Mi Decide Fi Answer' is a song about Busy Signal answering the phone for his groupies.
But then you HAVE to hear the other version 'Mi Nah Answer' where he's hiding from them.
Monday, October 12, 2009
A good friend of mine called me up and said "gurl, I have a play for you to watch, it is messy, you'll love it!" Turns out it was the play "Bashment Granny".
I've heard of it before, especially, the slack star Shebada, so I cleared my Sunday afternoon and got ready for laughs. It didn't disappoint, but I must admit it was a lot longer than I expected. I found myself welcoming the end.
All in all I gave this play a good rating. Shebada with his banter always had me wanting more, he could even show me a thing or two on the dance floor. The other cast members were enjoyable too but it was painfully obvious who everyone paid to see.
I'd give it 4 out of 5 apples.
Not even a month after I discovered "Bashment Granny", I learned that "Bashment Granny 2" was being performed in my area. I was puzzled. I definitely wasn't expecting a follow up and wasn't sure how far they could actually take this play. I had absolutely no interest in the sequel then, and I still don't.
So you can imagine my being absolutely floored, when I learned that there was going to be a "Bashment Granny" movie. First thought, "Are you freaking serious?!?" They are milking this thing bone dry and I cannot possibly be the only one who feels this way.
Enough is enough already. Tyler Perry, who I love by the way, done gone and got everyone hype thinking they can turn their mediocre plays into on screen successes.
I hate to be the one to break it to them, but it was a good, fun loving play, but had no real substance that could translate on screen. By the look of the 3minute trailer I watched, I was absolutely right.
Ms. Nika (Don't Judge Me)
The lovely Spice is working on the release of her very first album in November 2009, which is definitely exciting news but WHY why WHY is the album still untitled and we're already in October??
Fans should already be seeing promos for the album, 'COMING SOON' and building up anticipation and you don't even know what the TITLE of your very first album is going to be yet?
Remember, Kartel only sold 8 copies in his first week!
But regardless, I LOVE Spice so make sure unno support her - get the album next month! The album is expected to be strictly raunchy and highlight hardcore dancehall.
Good luck Spice!
Source: Dat Mad
Friday, October 9, 2009
Why does it have to be this way??
Yesterday, Chino sent out a message to his publicist stating, "Yes, I have a baby daughter and I'm very elated about it. She is one in a million with parents and family members who adore her."
The mother of the child is Rosie Chin and it was also rumored that the father of the child was Craig from the group Voicemail.
Hmmm, Chin?? And does that rumor mean that she gets around?
Well to end all rumors, a DNA test that was done earlier in the week proves that Chino is the father!
Rosie Chin is also the sister of Shantal Chin, the young lady who is now seeking help from the Family Court to get support from dancehall artiste Busy Signal for maintenance of their child.
We've all heard about the girls who plot on celebrities and invest in turkey basters with attempts to 'lock 'em down' - it sounds like this run in the family, the Chin sisters are surely making a name for themselves.
I'm not saying that these babies did not come from pure and true love... I'm just saying I doubt it.
So many artists get caught up in the foolishness of groupies and unprotected sex that it's truly hard to believe. I guess you can't hate the player.. hate the game.
I laugh, but I'm a bit disappointed.
Another one bites the dust. But then again.. I guess your not really an artist until you have a groupie claiming your baby.
I have a question:
Is having unprotected sex supposed to be equivalent to the modern day engagement ring??
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Julian Marley is coming stronger than ever before with his new album 'Awake' which is known to be his BEST work to date!
As one of the many talented children of the legendary Bob Marley - he has his own set of standards and reputation to adhere to, it must be a great feeling to know that he is getting a lot of great feedback and making both reggae lovers and reggae critics proud!
Julian 'JuJu' Marley starts his cross country tour today alongside his Uprising Band, his brother Stephen Marley and upcoming Ghetto Youth International artist Javaughn.
"I'm looking forward to going on the road. I hope I'll be getting a good response. I have very good music to give di people and music is di message, so I hope it is embraced," said Julian.
"This album is about everything I have to talk about. The title track 'Awake' speaks for every song on the album. It's different from the other albums in that it's been quite a few years and I've grown. My voice has gotten more mature and I'm not as shy as before, writing wise," he said.
According to the Billboards, 'Awake' peaked on the Reggae Album chart at #2 and is STILL within the top 20, even after 19 weeks on the charts!
From listening to the album you really see that Bob Marley does live on through his children, through their music, and through their virtues..
Recently, I got the privilege to sit and discuss what's going on for Red Rat - the artist who is known for singing smashing hits like 'Shelly Ann', 'Tight Up Skirt' and many others.
It was exciting to hear the new business ventures he has committed himself to. Fans, I promise you - it's something to look forward to.
Red Rat also brought out a new artist by the name of Pascalle. She has a beautiful voice and is surely becoming a rising star. Pascalle is a girl with many talents which includes but doesn't limit her to songwriting, singing, and acting.
Her hit single 'Me and You' which features Red Rat has gone global!!
Fans, hear it from the artists yourself!
Yes dear, I'm doing live performances today!
This one is to commemorate Buju Banton - I know this tour must be a bit stressful because of all of the controversy its been getting from the gay population but funny thing is, the more they picket, the more noise they make, and the harder they work to ban the artist, hmmmm - we actually need to thank them for their efforts because its been the BEST promotional tactic for the show.
Now, because of the gay population EVERYONE knows when BUJU is in town and the response from the rest of civilization has been extreme - yeah, they have to change venues to make accommodations but now they are adding dates and doing back to back shows just to please the growing fan base.
damn... if only I could get them to promote this website! lol
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Garland Germaine Rowe also known as G Whizz was forced to make a report to the police when he started getting threats from an anonymous caller saying in a muffled voice stating "Yuh a talk bout leave a detail message well this is a detail message p*$$yhole mi aguh cut off yuh head,".
That's a bit harsh..
G Whizz is most popular for his HIT SONG 'Life' which is rocking the airwaves. Since he is known so well from such a positive uplifting song many fans are curious as to why ANYONE would want such a sweet sounding man DEAD!
G Whizz says the message was left on his manager's telephone and he claims that he has no idea where the threats could come from stating that he has done no one wrong and cannot understand this level of hatred directed towards him.
The only thing that you can do is pray for life and prosperity. Keep safe G Whizz!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It's MUNGA HONORABLE...yyeeeaah!
Its a shame he stepped out of the limelight for a second but I LOVE it when they come back HARD and on point!
It's like he never left and ready to conquer!!
Here is Munga in a double video - Mi Want Money/Mama Can't Short Ah Nutten
Reggae is really taking over.. slowly but surely!
Not only does Gramps Morgan have THE number one album in New York AND South Florida, starting tomorrow he will also be hosting The Gramps Morgan Show on Da Flava Radio on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm-2pm (eastern)
But that has NOTHING to do with THIS past weekend at the New York Mets vs Houston Astros game, singing sensation Gramps Morgan delivered a wonderful pre-game performance that was recognized among THOUSANDS of baseball fans.
I think opportunities like this is a GREAT way to broaden the reggae culture.. one step closer to mainstream!
"This is a historic moment for me as it is first time I have performed in a stadium before thousands of baseball fans in my entire career," an elated Gramps Morgan declared moments after he left the mound.
"To have my image beamed live on the big jumbotron TV monitors at a ballpark that I grew up close to as a youngster is a very special moment for me. I am happy I was able to represent for Jamaica, the Caribbean and all my reggae fans" he said.
In return for giving the crowd a wonderful performance the baseball fans gave him hearty applause's to show their love for his music and bringing them a taste of our Caribbean culture!
I find Gaza fans very interesting.
When it comes to a Kartel song, whether it hot or it flop - you still hear maximum support, "Gaza mi seh.. STRAIGHT!"
His BRAND NEW videos on youtube get 0ver 20,000 views within 2-3 days but when its time to buss out the wallet, buy the album and officially support the artist - only 8 of unno step up to the plate.
Kartel should really find those 8 people who actually bought the album and treat them to a backstage pass to one of his shows..
So yesterday I was telling you about Esco getting robbed after leaving Bling Dawgs barber shop.. if you need to refresh - click here!
Well yes, so according to Esco, "I stopped at the shop on my way to an interview. I was on the balcony with another yute and see when the car drive up, the man dem come out and split up cause it's two ways up to the balcony...Honestly mi si di play but mi not even too think that would happen."
Even though he tried to tell the armed robbers who he was, they ignored him. Which is funny to me because they probably knew EXACTLY who he was - probably the same reason why they chose to rob HIM of all people.
When he tried to offer the robbers more money so that they wouldn't kidnap him, he was gun butted over the right eye.
"Me jus decide seh mi naw mek dem tek mi weh," Esco added.
That was the point when he decided that he wouldn't go down so easily.
He was later admitted into the hospital where he received seven stitches but all is well for the artist!!
"Dem might slow mi down a little, but dem neva stop mi!"Esco is using this experience as inspiration for a new song that he ALREADY voiced the chorus for. He is waiting on Chase Cross to drop a few lines before he releases the new tune to the public and noted that he appreciates all of the love and support from fans during his misadventures outside of Bling Kuttz.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Oooooh, this song is NIIIICE!
I love the beat - it makes me wanna wine up on my special lover!! I know the Haitian clubs are loving this one..
The Jamaican Reggae artist Garfield Dixon also known as Major Mackerel was slashed in the head, arm, and hand by his Brooklyn neighbor with a 2 foot sword.
Mackerel was hospitalized for several hours and released. Upon his release Mackerel was spotted with bandages on his head, arm, wrist, and hand.
The alleged cause of this brutal attack had to do with Mackerel allegedly trying to pursue his neighbor’s wife. Mackerel denied all allegations of harassment.
Mackerels' Brooklyn neighbor was arrested and is facing charges of assault with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon.
On behalf of The Wickedest Time we will continue to pray for Major Mackerel and keep him in our best thoughts. We are hoping for a speedy recovery!
Good news for the great ones who EDUCATE our Black Children!
Jamaica's government agreed to pay public school teachers OVER $90 million in back wages within the next 3 years..
It sure was a long time coming but better late than never.
A Ministry of Labor statement says it will distribute $45 million next year and the remainder by 2012. No further details are available.
Teacher Association president Michael Stewart said Wednesday the union accepts the agreement in good faith and expects the payment schedule will not be changed.
Jamaica has more than 27,000 teachers who serve nearly 690,000 students. The Teacher Association represents 20,000 of the teachers.
I know a promise is only a comfort to a fool, but I really hope they keep their word.
Source: Associated Press
Don't pretty boys already know that they have to be careful!! Even men are trying to kidnap them..
Matthew Thompson, better known as Esco from Leftside & Esco was robbed and nearly kidnapped this past friday after leaving Bling Dawgs barbershop, Bling Kuttz.
Bling Dawg has a barber shop?! News to me!! That's definitely a good look, I'm happy that so many artist are starting to wise up and start a little business on the side as well.
But, back to the featured presentation - When Esco was leaving the barbershop, he was attacked by 3 armed men who robbed him of his valuables and forced him into their car.
Lucky for Esco his adrenaline rush kicked in and was able to escape with only a few minor injuries.
Who seh life ovah death!! Of course a man like Esco who appreciates life..