Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Back in 2004, Malalika Brooks was driving her son to school when she was pulled over for going 32 mph in a school zone. When she was pulled over she insisted that she was a victim of mistaken identity because it was in fact the vehicle in front of her that was speeding.
Vybz Kartel sends out the most mixed signals than anybody else in the limelight, you never really know if you want to love him or hate him but on a day like today, when I hear news like this, I'm willing to take the bad with the good.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I love it when I see artist venturing out into other branches of entertainment. You know that we are all multitalented so there is no point in putting ourselves in a box. We can do a little bit of everything and succeed in all of it!
Monday, March 29, 2010
I know what you mean when you say the good ole days! I love it when they bring back the old school riddims for another stroll around the block.
I went to the Reeewind & Come Again show this past Saturday, the show with all of our FAVORITE veteran artists..
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm taking you back...
Garnett Silk was a man who was gifted, blessed with a POWERFUL voice, and did his part by spreading positivity.
It's a shame that reggae lost such a talented soul so early in his career, but of course his music lives on.
Garnett Silk left us by the end of 1994 in a house fire, he entered the burning house to save his mother - but unfortunately neither one of them made it out.
Some say the good die young...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
When Munga first came out, I overlooked his talent, I can't lie.
I just don't like how they're treating Buju in prison. Yeah I know prison was never known for the lap of luxury lifestyle.. but he didn't even go to trial yet! They've been holding him for the past three months and he's already lost 40 lbs.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Check out this exclusive release of Buju Banton's Optimistic Soul from his recent Rasta Got Soul album. This video is really cool because it documents the last 5 days of the historic Rasta Got Soul US tour.. which was also right before he was arrested.
Shower Posse Movie Pitch
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This is a public service announcement: All who nuh bathe from mawwwning.. run go hold a FRESH!!
Friday, March 19, 2010
It's nice to actually hear Buju's voice.. you can tell he still has a high spirit and a positive outlook despite the situation.
Next weekend will be a big one for Barbados where superstar Mavado and Vybz Kartel will go to perform, but not before they do some charity work.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I really admire Lisa Hyper's hustler ambition.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I remember when I first heard Ghost you couldn't tell me nutt'n!! I just KNEW it was a female singing. But lo and behold.. here HE is.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
YES!! YES!! YES!! DC nice again!!!
First you have to understand something. Mavado is the #1 reggae artist right now. I'm not talking yesterday.. I'm not talking tomorrow.. i'm talking present day, modern day.. NOW! He's at the peak of his career, he's taking the WORLD by storm, he's crossing over and best of all.. he's not cutting off his roots to get there.
He is the SAME gully gad with the same sound he had from the day he got onto the scene. Like Chino says.. we never ever chaaaaannggee!!
So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that he was performing LIVE right here in Washington DC!
I got to the venue kind of late so I was surprised that I found the PERFECT parking spot the instant I got there. Great for me but bad for the situation! The only reason I got this perfect spot was because people we're starting to leave.
When I got to the door everyone seemed disgruntled. Everybody fussing, chaos and confusion.. when I finally got a chance to ask a few people what was going on they were complaining because according to them, Mavado will not be performing.
I just kiss my teeth.. what kind ah foolishness dem ah talk?? After dem no wah see innocent people DEAD in deh! chhuupps!
So I just continued setting up, putting up the banner, taking a few pics and those things. And before you know it I heard the crowd start to go WILD!!
Ladies screaming to the top of their lungs and rushing to the front of stage, people ah beat down di walls and everybody immediately start to get focused. All the cussing and the fighting and the bullshit MUST STOP!
The show about to start!!! And what a show it was!
Do you know that some of our favorite artists on CD can't perform.. AT ALL! You see them on stage and you just want to go to the next one. The crowd ah sing dem tune better dan dem!
But that was NOT the case this past Saturday. Mavado proved to be one of the elites. His stage presence is GREAT! He knows exactly what his audience want to hear, when they want to hear it and most importantly he knows how to control them!
I saw a point in the night when about 8 girls in the front were grabbing on him, just hoping to get a good hold on something long and strong. And the man simply told them to let go.. he didn't yell, he didn't kick them off, or shake them loose. Mavado calmly looked at them and told them to let go. It look like they were hypnotized because all of a sudden they became obedient, and they did as they were told!
During the performance he just gave us hit after hit after hit while the crowd sang along to EVERY word, not skipping a beat, and proving to the gully gad that he has #1 fans for days.
I loved the point in the night when Mavado starting singing, 'yuh know mi money NUFF' because the crowd was in for a treat when money started raining from the stage.. who said the artist dem nah stimulate the economy??
CLUB 24 was JAM PACKED that night which was an exciting sight, I don't see places sell off like that too often so it was a pleasure. The show was well worth it - the time, the money, the sexy outfit and even the fussing and the fighting.
One group of people that I have to give some BIG big ups to is the FANS!! This was the LIVEST CROWD I've seen in the DMV! Full of beautiful people who showed love and supported the thing. Well behaved, well dressed and full of vibes.
Round of applause to Mavado, the Gulliance crew, the selectors, the security guards, the staff, the groupies AND the fans.
The night went well!!