Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I've just been released from my contract with the Portmore Empire but even though I am no longer the first lady of the Gaza, mi still ah seh Gaza. Death before dishonor! Mi nuh haffi be a part of the Empire fi still seh Gaza.Gaza means fight for what you believe in and never give up.. never say die. In every setback, there is an opportunity fi grow and right now, mi not going to stop, a persistence mi seh... all mi name change, my new name is Lisa HYPER.As a solo artist, mi can explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms, mi ah go mek it. I want to thank everyone at Portmore Empire for the love and support they've shown me and to the Teacha especially who enlightened my to nuff tings inna the world.Mi love everybody same way, nothing no change, memba seh mi ah the first lady fi put Gaza pon mu knuckles and Empire pon mi neck. Mi wish everybody the best.Gaza fi life. Gaza til death.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
"Lisa Hype is no longer a part of the Portmore Empire. The members of the Empire have unanimously agreed to end our professional relationship especially in light of certain 'developments' that have come to our attention regarding her overall conduct, conduct that is not consistent with the decorum expected of a member of the Portmore Empire.She is an incredible artiste and we wish for her all the best in her future endeavors, but Lisa Hype will not play a future role in the Empire as she no longer fits in with our organizational goals as we move forward in 2010."-- Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer
I wonder if it has anything to do with her most recent diss track, click below to hear it!
They complain so much about women who want the better things in life! Why?! I'm sorry, I can't apologize for that.
I just feel bad that the few men who actually have the money to dash and the champagne to splash come very few and far in between. That's the reason why they're usually surrounded by flocks of beautiful women...
Monday, December 28, 2009
"I am so elated at the video's success and would like to thank everybody who worked with me -- especially my 'momager' -- to make this a reality," she said, smiling. "But this is just the beginning, there is a lot more to come." She added.
BIG BIG CHUNE!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Are you ready?
Without a doubt, Nicky B is seducing the ladies with his honey coated voice and enticing lyrics. He may be young but he sure is suave -- the man knows what he's doing!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This song SWEET it, sweet, it sweet, it sweeeeeeeet!! This track is called 'End Of Time' from Stephen Marley, Jah Cure, and Christopher Ellis.
Oh my, BUJU!!
Even Dennis Brown was preaching it!
"Then there was a loud bang, that's when the passengers knew something was wrong, when oxygen masks deployed and also they noticed that the structure of the fuselage started to crumble. My information is that it's broken into three pieces."
Fortunately, no fatalities were caused by this accident but approximately 90 people suffered from minor injuries and was immediately sent to a nearby Kingston hospital for treatment.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sanchez is making a comeback!!
I love, love, love Queen Ifrica. She is so real and always cover topics that people are ashamed or scared to acknowledge, which is why her music is known to be so controversial but you can't even be mad about it.
It's the truth! One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.. If you wanna hit me, hit me with MUSIC!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Yuh zeeet, yuh zeeet!!
I'm a rebel. Soul Rebel. Click here for lyrics.
Friday, December 18, 2009
This song is flyyyy!!
'Brown Skin Girl' from Chris Brown and Sean Paul -- Rhianna really gave Chris Brown a little island flavor. She might still be upset but in a weird twisted way, she must be proud!
This is an amazing collabo.. and a good look for both Sean Paul and Chris Brown!!
New, new tune from Vybz Kartel! This is my favorite song from the Thunder Ball riddim.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Right before Buju was arrested I was pissed off that the gay protestors were starting petitions and sending out letters to The Recording Academy with hopes that the Grammy's nomination board would denounce his nomination.
But thankfully, the Recording Academy responded to the protestors with this:
"The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Awards have a long history of supporting freedom of speech and creative expression, and of supporting artists and the music they create.
Artists of a variety of political or cultural perspectives have been nominated or featured on the telecast, despite protests and backlash. ... The GRAMMY Awards is a celebration and recognition of outstanding musical achievement by music makers, regardless of politics, and that will continue to be our mission."
Say it with me.. hip.. hip... HOOORAAY!! Click here for lyrics.
I love the Christmas spirit..
First lady, Michelle Obama wants parents to see their children smile on Christmas morning. The Obama family joined the toy collection drive to benefit Toys For Tots. So far, White House staff members already donated 500 gifts including board games and Legos.
About one third of the gifts went to children in Quantico, Virginia --while the rest went to a distributing center in Anacostia, SE Washington DC.
Thank you Ms. Obama, don't forget the black babies.
She also mentioned that she will be apart of the Toys for Tots campaign where they've already collected over 59,000 gifts!
If you want to donate toys to the children in the DC/MD/VA area, click here!!
Kibaki got me dancing around my room! This is a new one from Kibaki -- what can I say, the new generation got some hard hitters!!
"This song will be the first and only time that I will address the Lisa
Hype issue. I absolutely refuse to engage in a senseless back and forth
war of words, which on her part consists of lies and lackluster insults.
Especially when her 'daddy' and my friend have decided to prove to the
world the great men they are and bury the hatchet. I have many songs that
I poured my heart into, which displays my lyrical prowess.
I will now turn my attention to promoting songs such as, 'Fight Back'
produced by Don Corleon and a number of other great tracks of which includes a
collabo with Mavado, produced by Stephen McGregor.
As I gear up for a hectic schedule throughout this season, my fans can
expect only the best from Stacious. I have invested years in this and live
and love good music, it's just a pity that the media prefers to hype controversy
over real authentic music.
My real fans that believe in me won't be disappointed, this whole drama is
just a mere stepping stone for the greater elevation and success that is
yet to come, so keep listening because good music will continue to flow."
Sounds like a new year, a new flair!! Get ready for 2010! 2009 is over so take what you need from it and leave what you don't.
2010 is about positive vibes!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
OMG!! When Buju gets out of all of this he needs to make a video for this song! For a matter of fact, they need to start filming it while he goes through this. Click here for lyrics.
Well, the latest on this is that he is going to FIGHT THE CHARGES!! He waived his bail hearing and is waiting to be transferred from Miami to Tampa, where his case will be brought to trial.
Yes Buju!! You're innocent until proven guilty! Join the 'I Support Buju Banton' facebook group.
Having Busy Signal and Di Genius in the same studio will always be explosive, they are both creative and stylistic, super talented and know how to manipulate their craft. I love it!
We have to pay homage to the vintage artists! Every chance we get, bow your head, shake their hands, and give respect to the people who paved the way in the industry. They make it easier for our generation to conquer, and we make it easier for the generations to come.
Greensleeves Records is releasing a four classic Sugar Minott albums on January 12, 2010. For the first time on CD, this Reggae Legends box set contains all four albums recorded for legendary 80s producer George Phang.
This box set is packed with classics from the legendary Sly & Robbie. These are four of Sugar Minott's most loved 80s albums.
Included in this pack is the Rockers Award Winners set that spotlighted Sugar in classic showcase style with the legendary Leroy Smart.
Sugar Minott remains one of Jamaica's best loved and most popular reggae artists. His hit cover of 'Good Thing Going' topped the UK charts which led to RCA. Four original albums collected together in reproduction sleeves giving an extensive overview of Sugar Minotts successful hit-making career.
To get your own copy, click here!!
I am Riddim Driven. It's true.
January 12, 2010 is a very special day! The latest album on the Riddim Driven series will be released. The album is entitled 'Ghetto Riddim' from super producer Kemar 'Flava' McGregor.
It features 15 new vocal tracks from some of Reggae's top artists. The album also includes an instrumental track from Kemar.
The infectious guitar hook and stripped down riddim sets a vintage groove for a new sound in roots reggae. Feature tracks include: Unfair by Peetah Morgan featuring Busy Signal, Inna De Garrison by Italian singer Alborosie and Mocking Bird by Etana.
I am Riddim Driven ... and you can be too!! Click here to get your copy!!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Spice owns a clothing store, Tanya Stephens have a bar in Ochie, Bling Dawg has a barber shop and the list goes on. So there is no reason why Buju should have been meddling in drugs, he could have built an enterprise to stimulate the economy, provided jobs on the island and who knows how far that ripple effect would have went. Instead, he wanted to deal with cocaine -- something that would further destroy the society. But Buju is innocent until proven guilty so let me stop bad mouth the man..
Here is an interview of Vybz Kartel and Dahved Levy, they talk about quite a few topics from Beenie Man and D'Angel's wedding, how the name GAZA was born, how he builds a vibe before he make a song, but my favorite is when they talk about Kartel owning his own rum factory to better distribute Vybz Rum. That is quite an accomplishment and from listening to the clip you can tell that this is something that Kartel is very very proud of.
Wow!! Everybody is endorsing this new dance, Skip To My Lou so it looks like I need to really practice in front of the mirror. This is actually Ding Dong's second Skip To My Lou video!!
Here is Serani and Ding Dong, with ANOTHER official video for Skip To My Lou. Tell me something, the cup in the hand MUST be DING DONG's trademark because no matter where I see him, in a video, in a studio, at a party -- he always have a cup!
What you sippin' on Ding Dong??
Check out Ding Dong's other Skip To My Lou video.. Click Here!!
Karma is a bitch, what goes around comes around, and anything at dark must come to light - all of this is true, no matter how you put it! So for all the hypocrites, watch yourself..
New, new music!! Russian from Head Concussion Records produced this track from Busy Signal, 'Must Come Ah Light'.
Monday, December 14, 2009
It was Tuesday afternoon when the silver Land Rover with the tag “Jah One” pulled up to La Tropicana de Havana restaurant in Sarasota, according to federal and local law enforcement agents who were staking out the restaurant.
Mark Anthony Myrie [Buju Banton], Ian Thomas and an unidentified woman got out of the SUV. They were there, authorities say, to purchase several kilos worth of cocaine.
The episode, they say, was recorded.
Inside the restaurant, Myrie and the woman met with a confidential source, according to a federal criminal complaint against Myrie, Thomas and Mack.
The confidential source told Myrie and the woman to go to another location – which turned out to be an undercover warehouse – to continue negotiations for a large amount of cocaine.
There they met with an undercover Sarasota police officer who showed Myrie and Thomas a specially equipped vehicle that contained 20 kilos of coke in hidden compartments.
Myrie and Thomas went over to the vehicle, pulled out a kilo and placed it on a table. Thomas pulled out a knife and cut open the package of cocaine.
He handed the knife to Myrie, who wiped his finger on the blade and put his finger in his mouth in what appeared to be an attempt to taste the drug.
Myrie and Thomas continued to negotiate with the confidential source until about 3 p.m., when the two men left the undercover warehouse.
The next day, Thomas called the confidential source, trying to purchase 15 kilos of cocaine.
They met at an Applebees restaurant in Sarasota, where Thomas told the source his organization wanted to purchase five kilos and, if there were no problems, would buy more cocaine later.
Thomas told the source another member of his drug organization was in the parking lot with about $125,000 in cash to buy the five kilos.
Shortly after 5 p.m., Thomas and the source left Applebees and met with James Mack, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of a Honda sedan parked in the lot. Thomas and the source went back into the restaurant and continued negotiating.
At about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10, Thomas and Mack drove to the undercover warehouse, where an undercover Sarasota officer saw Mack pull large amounts of cash from a hidden compartment in the rear driver’s side of his Honda. After looking over the money, the undercover police officer gave a bag containing seven kilos of cocaine to Thomas and Mack.
As the men inspected the drugs, the undercover gave a signal and agents arrested Thomas and Mack.
Myrie … was arrested in Miami.
All three men are charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. Mack and Thomas are being held in the Pinellas County jail with no bond set.
Myrie is being held in Miami with no bond set and is scheduled to have a first appearance in Miami later this week according to Steve Cole, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa.
There may be more arrests to come, according to Sarasota Police Lt. Wade McVay.
“We are still investigating,” said McVay. “The investigation extends to a lot of places. This is right out of a movie script.”
The most talked about show, "Keep The Peace" was scheduled to take place at the National Park in Guyana yesterday but was canceled due to Kartel's failure to show.
Conscious Minds Promotions who promoted the whole event made an apologetic announcement in a press conference a few hours before the show was schedule to begin starting.
"As we express appreciation for the support we have received from our sponsorsIt was reported that several members of the Portmore Empire were already in the country and like many other supporters anxiously waiting on the arrival of Kartel.
and fans, we the management of Conscious Minds Promotions regret to announce
that the Vybz Kartel Keep The Peace concert scheduled for today ... has been
In the press release, it stated that all fans and supporters who bought tickets for the show will be refunded the full price of the ticket beginning Tuesday at all ticket locations.
"We again express our deep regret at the disappointment that our supporters must feel and pledge that we will make good with other promotions." The promotional team has yet to give a valid reason why the show was canceled.
This past Thursday, The Ministry of Education ostracized Kartel saying they will not support a "Keep The Peace" campaign supporting the artist. The ministry spoke of reaffirming its commitment to molding the minds of young people in a statement released on the event, adding that part of its mandate is to promote wholesome and healthy lifestyle choices.
Recently, Kartel and his lyrical rival Mavado shook hands, made peace, and made a pact to continue to keep the peace due to the Gully/Gaza feud that began to breed and attribute negativity and violence into communities.
This is really not a good look and I hope that this situation can be rectified immediately. We will continue to keep you updated.
Source: Stabroek News
The 36 year old Grammy nominated, Buju Banton, who is also known as Mark Anthony Myrie has been held in Miami Florida Federal Detention Center due to his arrest last Thursday on drug related charges. This rumor was confirmed by the Miami Police Department spokesperson on Decemeber 12.
Mark Myrie was caught with what was said to be "over 5 kilograms of cocaine" which is appox 10-12 lbs with an estimated worth of $125,000 according to Officer Gonzalez who is a part of the Miami Police Force.
"He is here ... I can't tell you when he will go to court or anything like that,
but yes, he is here facing a charge of possession and the intent to distribute
cocaine." Officer Gonzalez stated.
Gonzalez also stated that further details of the arrest will be disclosed at a later time. When asked if bail will be offered for Myrie, he stated, "I am not able to disclose any further information, further details will be released at a later time."
Even though Gonzalez was careful not to give too much information regarding Myrie and the charges, he confirmed that Myrie and another person were arrested. According to our sources it is alleged that Myrie and another man were caught on surveillance.
We will continue to keep you updated on what is happening with Mr. Myrie and his case. Please keep him in your prayers.
On behalf of The Wickedest Time we would like to thank you for your continued support!
Please Note That Buju Banton Is A Grammy Nominee ... Not Yet a Grammy Winner!
Source: Miami Herald
When we really speak about a multi talented female artist we define Jovi Rockwell, she is blessed to have the talent to rock any crowd. Rockwell was born in Jamaica and at the age of 16 migrated t Miami. She sings, deejays, raps and spends a bulk of her time working between Florida and then going back to Jamaica, her birth place to work as well.
Rockwell has a new mixtape out called Psycho Therapy. I got a change to listen to the songs and I really feel that its going to be a chart topper. When Rockwell sings, you can hear the versatility which is hard to come across. her style can be best described as eccentric and definitely out the box.
When asked to describe herself in three words, Rockwell said, "I'm a rebel at heard, a lover, no doubt and I believe every woman is a goddess, so I call myself The Rebel. Love. Goddess."
Rockwell also stated, "Music is music and I represent a culture, not a specific area. The only time you belong in a box is when your dead."
I know for sure that Rockwell isn't a one hit wonder. She seems to be well rounded and multifaceted.
Click here to get your free copy of Jovi Rockwell's latest mixtape 'PSYCHO THERAPY'!!
Thanks for your continued support!!
Source: The 305