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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ISIAH LAING BANS SIZZLA KALONJI & D'ANGEL FROM STING

 

According to Laing, Sizzla has been banned because he was repeatedly warned not to go on stage during the Boxing Day event and promote hate music.

Laing continued that although D'Angel was not booked for the show, she is banned as a patron because of her "embarrassing" stint during Ninja Man's set.

"We repeatedly told Sizzla not to do any hate music and he went up there and did it. D'Angel is banned for at least 5 years as a patron. We don't need your money D'Angel. Stay home. Watch the event on pay-per-view next year."

In a release to the media, the promoters of Sting - Supreme Promotions and Downsound Records - stated that that they have taken steps to force "corrective actions" from some artistes.

"We remain committed to advancing Reggae/dancehall music and the industry. We will continue to strive to improve our product and are confident that with your support we will achieve our aim," a spokesperson said.
 
Article courtesy of;
Jamaica Gleaner, Davina Henry, Staff Reporter
 
PRGirlAngel Views-
While D'angels impromptu "performance" was a bit "much", quite honestly, it was not any more slack than some other female performers. Therefore, the explanation of her being banned because of embarrassment sounds more like an excuse, making the decision seem more justified. Simply put, she was not booked for Sting, and jumping on stage more than once, was done in bad judgment. Banning her for 5 years does seem extreme. I am interested to hear what the outspoken female deejay has to say about this.
 
Sizzla will never stop the fire from burning! Anyone booking Sizzla for any type of event is fully aware of this. He has never waivered his views and outspoken lyrics against gays, and injustice, so why would they think he would do it for Sting?
 
Sting was a great production this year. From the vibrant stage to the artist performances, however, because for the first time the stage show was broadcast on pay per view, organizers may have expected artist to water down their performances for a broader audience. Sorry, not gonna happen! Sting is Sting, and should not, and could not be watered down by any means.
 
 

Monday, December 30, 2013

BLACK RYNO HITS THE STUDIO AFTER CLASH VICTORY

After dethroning Kiprich as "Clash King" at Sting 2013, the crowned, reigning Sting champion hits the studio. 
 
Black Ryno aka Ryno Di Stinga is currently voicing with producer "Weedseed" of Star Music in Portmore. 
 
The first song voiced will be on the Happy Day riddim, titled "Baddest Thing". Other artist on the riddim include Sting 2013 performers Ishawna, Specialist, Don Husky, and also Anthony B to name a few.
 
Ryno has been added to Star Musics annual bash "29 Strong". The star studded line up also includes Jah Cure, Bounty KIlla, Sizzla, and many more. This event takes place February 28 2014 in Bull Bay Jamaica. More details to come.

Stay in touch with Black Ryno;
Twitter @RynoDiStinger
Instagram @RynoDiStinga

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

NEW RELEASES - VYBZ KARTEL


VYBZ KARTEL
TALK TO DEM

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 24, 2013
STAR MUSIC INC.

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@STARMUSICJA INSTAGRAM & TWITTER

Monday, December 23, 2013

SUPERCAT RETURNS TO JAMAICA

Sting 2013 has created history bringing "The Original Don Dadda" - Supercat back to the island of his birth, Jamaica. This marking the 30 year anniversary of the world renowned "Sting Jamaica", producers of the show are pulling out all the stops this year. The show boast of local and international A-list artist such as Grammy Award winning, Wyclef Jean, platinum recording rapper, 2 Chainz, Beenie Man, Mavado, the legendary Super Cat and many more.
December 22 2013 was William Maragh the "Wild Apaches" first time back in Jamaica in over 10 years! His arrival in Jamaica was nothing short of shock, excitement and disbelief. His appearance has changed since the public last seen him, but his wit and charisma remains the same. Social media went into a frenzy when photos and videos began being posted from his Homecoming Celebration at Cockburn Gardens Primary & Junior High School, St. Andrew Jamaica.
The Don Dadda previously spoke about his ills with the music industry on an on air interview with Link Up Radio 93.5 FM in New York / Hot 102 Jamaica. In this same interview he spoke of conspiracies and actual threats against his career and life. It was also noted there had allegedly been a broadcast on Fox 5 News reporting his "death" in 1996, stating he died in Kings County Hospital. An apparent case of identity theft, or conspiracy derived from unknown sources, changed his life, career, and status dramatically. As a reggae ambassador, Super Cat is quoted as saying "I going to stand up as a great revolutionary into this business of ours that's called reggae, because there's a reggae revolution going on, and I'm a soldier, in the army of reggae, and if they cannot represent themselves, well them goin have to kill Dadda for it, for I am standing up for mine, and not only for mine, for the rest of the youth them out of the ghetto".
This could be the very come back Super Cat fans have long awaited. Shows are being promoted in US states for the months following Sting. The Don Dadda IS BACK!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TESSANNE CHIN CROWNED WINNER OF "THE VOICE"

After a 12 week competition on the Emmy-winning talent show, Tessanne Chin took the title last night, "Winner of The Voice 2013, Season 5"
The Jamaican singer wowed judges and fans with a classic, hit song, “I Have Nothing” by the late Whitney Houston on Monday’s final live performance show.
"I never felt safe," Chin said after Monday's performance. "Not until last week."
It's clear Tessanne saved her best for last. None of her recordings reached Billboard's charts during the season though her rendition of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is poised to enter the Hot Digital Songs chart on Wednesday on sales of 60,000. Her biggest seller previously was her take on Cliff's  "Many Rivers to Cross," which sold 24,000, according to SoundScan.
Her plans are not to make a "reggae" album, but is quoted as saying (reggae) "will always be a part of what I do," she said after Monday's performances. "Maybe not in a direct sense, but my music will always have that (swagger). It's who I am. I think the key to making great music is to stay true to yourself so (the listener) can relate to that."
The finale boasted a star-studded set on The Voice as R&B and Pop A-listers, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo and OneRepublic all took to the stage to celebrate the season five finale and welcome  the shows newest champion.

Chins fellow Jamaicans could not have been more proud! Instagram and twitter was on a #TeamTessanne #TeamJamaica overload while the finale aired! The picture above shows fans and friends at a watch party / celebration in the community of Half Way Tree Jamaica.

Tessanne Chin IS THE VOICE!!! Congratulations! You have showed the world the strength and talent of Caribbean people.


Stay in touch with Tessanne Chin on Instagram @thebestess


 



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

BOUNTY KILLER UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE "THE HARDER THEY COME"


Bounty Killer Unleashes New Single Inspired by Iconic Movie "The Harder They Come"

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary,  The Harder They Come has inspired countless reggae music love-ins on college campuses and among Jamaicans around the world.  Now the iconic movie can add a dancehall rhythm to its list of tributes, as One Jam Music releases Bounty Killer's blazing  Harder -- a devastating response to all his challengers, and the teaser to One Jam's latest production, the Harder Than Hard album slated for release in early 2014.

Harder Than Hard is the brainchild and labor of love of One Jam Music, a boutique reggae music label. The project was inspired by the classic 1972 Jimmy Cliff film written and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone. Considered a cult classic, The Harder They Come was the first film made in Jamaica shortly after independence, one of the most successful independent films of all time and “the soundtrack album has joined Marley’s catalog as reggae’s cornerstones” (SF Chronicle).

Continuing the firsts, Harder Than Hard will be the first riddim-driven album that will use samples and themes from one movie as the basis for all the songs on the compilation. The album, slated for release in early 2014, will feature a star-studded cast of established and rising dancehall and reggae artists and will lead off with the single Harder from Grammy nominated international star Bounty Killer.

On the eve of "Sting" 2013, dubbed "The greatest dancehall show on earth," the dancehall world has been eagerly awaiting a response from Bounty Killer to challenges and insults hurled at him in recent months from Mr. Vegas, Anthony B, and most recently Mavado. The Warlord has finally responded, and it is with devastating impact. The musical response Harder, which conjures up memories of a favorite dancehall era when lyrical battles were en vogue and reached their highpoint at Sting, draws dialog samples from The Harder They Come, and in true Killer style delivers a verbal lashing to his challengers.

While the single for Harder will be available on all major digital outlets served by digital giants 21st Hapilos Digital, the 40-year legacy and enduring potency of The Harder They Come is being celebrated by the film’s owners, International Films Limited (IFM) and their distribution partners. IFM, Syndctd Entertainment and Xenon Pictures will digitally release the film on iTunes and through VHX in late December. A blu-ray is set for Spring 2014 and various Harder They Come theatrical screenings / reggae music parties will roll out through 2014 on college campuses and with Jamaican diaspora groups and roots reggae groups in Boston, Brooklyn, Toronto and all over the globe.

Article courtesy of MPR Consulting

Stay in touch with Bounty Killer
Twitter  @GrungGaadZillA
Instagram @grunggaadzilla

Monday, December 9, 2013

DING DONG - DOH SIZE UP, SHOTS FIRED?

Jamaica, U.S.A  - Musical beefs are a thing of the norm, words thrown are always to be expected in a musical arena. Whether direct or subliminal, artists of all genres have often taken to the mic to convey and insinuate.

With dancehall star Ding Dong new pop-up single "Doh Size Up", the buzz is that the artist is taking shots at someone, but who the recipient of this musical attack is, remains a mystery. Speculations and the streets have thrown various names but to date there has been no confirmation. Ding Dong and his management have yet to comment.

Produced by Lockecity Music Group, the video was shot and edited by Dante for Team Elite Productions.





article courtesy of MPR Consulting
 

JAMAICA OBSERVER LAUNCHES ANDROID APP


One of Jamaica's leading media powerhouses, Jamaica Observer has launched an android app, making news and information available to readers worldwide at the touch of a button. Observer previously launched a Blackberry app, so the Android app was inevitable! The app is fully functional, and has every section, and sub-section, included as the actual website. I would like to see more share options (i.e. Whats App, Google Hangout, Facebook Messenger) for articles. Currently "Facebook", and "Twitter" are the only share options available. The app boast to be the "most comprehensive way to get all your local and international news", I couldn't agree more! Great move Observer!

Friday, December 6, 2013

STAR MUSIC PRESENTS - HAPPY DAY RIDDIM

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/happy-day-riddim/id768134890
 
 
The first release from Portmore based label, Star Music, is here! The much anticipated "Happy Day" riddim, boast upbeat tracks from reggae and dancehall greats such as Anthony B and other artist such as Specialist, Don Husky, Ninja Kidd, Flexxx, Naziir, Stalkazz, King Asar, Ishawna and Pretti Kitti.
 
 
If you missed the premiere of the Happy Day riddim on Sun City Radio 104.9 FM Portmore, make sure and tune in to check it out, or click the link below to sample, and purchase your favorite tracks!
 
 

 
Twitter: @StarMusicJA
IG: @StarMusicJA

DEVA BRATT EMBARKS ON US TOUR

Controversial dancehall deejay Deva Bratt, recently began his US tour. This is the deejays first US tour, and the streets are buzzing only a week into his entrance in the United States. Deva Bratt is popularly known for hit songs like "Bag a Talking/Gussie Clarke", and "Bungle a Gyal". Mr. "Actually Factually" is recording under his Krucial Konflict label formed in 2009. Look out for an exclusive interview from Deva Bratt, discussing life after Sting, new projects, and how he has maintained his lyrical eminence for all these years. Make sure your subscribed to this blog (www.prgirlangel.com), to get the exclusive!

 
Upcoming appearances:
Monday December 9 2013 Club Lux Springfield MA
Tuesday December 10 2013 Kabbalah Hartford CT
Saturday December 14 2013 Albany Manor NY
Friday January 24 2014 Vybz Lounge Fort Lauderdale FL
 
Twitter: @RealDevaBratt
 
 
For features, dubs, or bookings contact PRGirlAngel@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

VYBZ KATEL UPDATE

VYBZ KARTEL UPDATE: FORENSIC SCIENTIST, VICTIM'S SISTER & GIRLFRIEND TESTIFIED

A forensic investigator went on the stand in the Vybz Kartel murder trial today (Nov 21).
Kartel and four other men are on trial for the murder in the Home Circuit Court.
Reports are that the investigator has testified that he found bloodstains at the entertainer's home in Havendale, St Andrew where Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was allegedly beaten before being killed on August 16, 2011.
It is said that Detective Constable Avril Thomas from the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) has testified to processing a scene at the four-bedroom house on 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St. Andrew as part of investigations.
Reports are that the detective told the court he found spots of blood on a door-jam in one of the rooms and watermarks on the floor.
In the meantime, under cross-examination by defence lawyers Pierre Rogers this morning (Nov 21), the sister of the deceased said following an incident at her home on Sunday August 14, 2011, she instructed her brother to leave the community of Waterford in Portmore. She also testified to helping him to leave the area. She continued by saying that when she spoke to her brother on the Monday, she did not know where he was at that point and that she later found out on Tuesday that he was in Waterford.
Reports are that when asked if she was afraid about her brother’s whereabouts, she began to cry and said she only wanted to know that he was alive.
During her re-examined by prosecutor, Leighton Morris, she said she gave her brother $3,000 to help him to leave Waterford.
Also, to testify was the girlfriend of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, she testified that the last time she saw Williams was about 9 a.m. August 16 when she was going to work.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm, André St John, Shane Williams and Kahira Jones.
The fifth co-accused, fashion designer Calvin Haye, was released yesterday (Nov 20) after the prosecution said they found no evidence against him.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NEW MUSIC FROM FYAKIN - "JOURNEY"


FYAKIN CONTINUES THE JOURNEY -  "Journey" - This track is Fyakin's first independent release under his own label (Nyle Banks Music).  Fyakin, who is from St. Andrew, Jamaica, began his professional career in 2005. He's had the fortune to work with a variety of producers as well as perform on some of Jamaica's most popular stage shows. In late 2011 Fyakin traveled from Jamaica to Burlington, VT (USA) for a video shoot of "Old Vibes" (Upsetta Records). In fact it was during that lengthy excursion that Fyakin penned the lyrics for "Journey". This track gives us a glimpse into the artist's thoughts on pursuing the path of Rastafari while simultaneously perfecting his craft as a performer, songwriter, and producer. Through his poignant lyrics, Fyakin brings us to the understanding that while there is often struggle and obstacles – the blessings of Rastafari bring great peace and joy to life’s journey.

 
"Journey" was written, produced, and is performed by Fyakin. 

Journey by Fyakin (Nyle Banks Music) / 21st Hapilos Distribution
Available Online @
Itunes - http://itun.es/i6JP6xg
Amazon - http://amzn.to/T7A1W5
Google Play - http://bit.ly/XfLKjm


"Journey" Artwork - http://moby.to/yu88gj

www.fyakin.com
www.youtube.com/realfyakin
www.twitter.com/realfyakin
 
FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT PRGIRLANGEL@GMAIL.COM
 
Press Release courtesy of Desperado Promotions
Some edits by PRGirlAngel Entertainment

Monday, October 14, 2013

LAST DAYS PRESENTS RICH AND FAMOUS - DIRTY HAWK ENTERTAINMENT



Boston's GREATEST rapper, and best undisputed lyricist, Last Days, released a new track titled "Rich & Famous" on Drake and Jay-Z's Pound Cake instrumental! Check out the video below directed by Gil Videos.



Stay in touch with Last Days via;
Instagram @iwritehitsdh
Twitter @LastDaysDH
Facebook /NEC4Life

Thursday, October 3, 2013

BAJAN QUEEN RIHANNA RELEASES VIDEO FOR "POUR IT UP"

It seems a little late as "Pour It Up" has been popular on the charts and in the clubs for several months now, but Riri has WOW'ed the RIRI NAVY with her latest video. She posted pictures on her instagram page prior to the release of the video that got her fans in a frenzy! The video displays a very sexual side of Riri, far from the girl "Pon The Replay" we met many years ago. She has certainly grown and matured into one sexual, Chanel drenched, likably ratchet Caribbean Queen. Check out the video below courtesy of Rihanna's VEVO channel on Youtube.

 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Boasts Impressive Dancehall/​Reggae Radio Station Feat Kartel, Konshens & More

PRESS RELEASE:
Grand Theft Auto V Boasts Impressive Dancehall/Reggae Radio Station Feat Kartel, Konshens & More

Jamaica, U.S.A - The highly anticipated latest installment in Rockstar Games "Grand Theft Auto V," was released September 17th to record breaking sells that have surpassed $800 million in just 24 hours.

The popular game set in modern day Los Santos and Blaine County, San Andreas and its surrounding countryside, has always been known for boasting an eclectic choice of music.   Rolling Stone magazine has stated that "Grand Theft Auto V," has "the best soundtrack to date" with their impressive line up of 15 radio stations of all genres such as Hip Hop & Rap station "Radio Los Santos" hosted by Big Boy, Funk, R&B and Disco "Space 103.2" hosted by Bootsy Collins and Reggae, Dub and Dancehall "The Blue Ark" hosted by legendary Lee "Scratch' Perry.

Digital distribution giants 21st Hapilos Digital have been instrumental in the dancehall and reggae musical selections and facilitations for "The Blue Ark" with such singles as Konshens "Gun Shot A Fire" produced by Warriors Musick, Vybz Kartel & Popcaan "We Never Fear Dem" by Young Vibez and Tommy Lee Sparta "Psycho" by UIM Records, all 3 hit singles are distributed via 21st Hapilos Digital. The company also served as an agent for the Protoje's single "Kingston Be Wise" and Chronixx "Odd Ras".

Johnny Wonder,  Executive Vice President and co founder of 21st Hapilos Digital stated that "it's a proud moment and milestone to have singles we Distribute featured on Grand Theft Auto 5, it was also Pleasure Working With Rock Stars Games and Pushing Dancehall / Reggae Music To New Levels"

Konshens "Gun Shot A Fire" by Warriors Musick Productions - 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
Vybz Kartel & Popcaan "We Never Fear Dem" by Young Vibez - 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
Tommy Lee Sparta "Psycho" by UIM Record - 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes.
Press Release courtesy of MPR Consulting

Sunday, September 15, 2013

DANCEHALL PRODUCER "ROACH" ALLEGEDLY KILLED THIS MORNING


It is being rumored and reported that producer, manager, and road manager, Patrick Samuels aka Roach, was shot and killed this morning in St. Andrew, Jamaica. Details are very sketchy at this time, but I received over 10 tips about this story this morning. Allegedly, Roach was shot in a gas station by unknown assailants, numerous times, and even as the car drove off, shots were continued to be fired. Roach was formerly Vybz Kartel's road manager, and also managed dancehall artist Navino for some time. Musically, he is most popular for speaking his mind, and his very controversial interviews. Roach was not a stranger to controversy, but he was loved, and equally talented. He is most popularly known for production contributions on Mavado's hit song "Settle Down" on the Overtime Riddim in 2011. R.I.P Roach.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

SCRAPPY ANNOUNCES VIA FACEBOOK THAT HE IS NOW IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GUESS WHO???

Rapper Lil Scrappy updated his relationship profile via Facebook a short time ago, that states "in a relationship" and the lucky lady who appears in the picture sure looks a lot like reality vixen BAMBI, who originally starred on Basketball Wives LA, and had a short appearance on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. GOOD LORD... his fans don't seem to approve based on the comments, and I have NO COMMENT. 0_0
Stay in contact with Lil Scrappy via Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/scrapmerlojonez?fref=ts
Twitter @reallilscrappy
 

KONSHENS LAUNCHES SNEAKER LINE "KONZ876"


While taking over the dancehall charts, with ever flowing hits, Konshens is proving to be more than an artist. He has entered into the fashion world with a new sneaker line "Konz876".
Konshens has been promoting the new line for the last couple weeks. He appeared on the "Johnny Live Morning Show" on Sun City Radio 104.9 FM, Portmore JA, last week to promote his new line. He was more than enthusiastic, as he should be, the line is both fashionable, and hip! The sneakers are said to retail at $129 USD a pair. Pricey much? Yes, close to the price of a pair of Jordans! But Konshens is confident in his high quality, fashionable line.  Konshens was quoted as saying;
“I chose a shoe line because you can bring more culture into it. It takes a lot more effort as opposed to printing up T-shirts, plus there is a huge market for it.”
“Dancehall and Reggae music have the widest range of core fans worldwide and I think the only thing that separates us from other more mainstream genres is the lack of entrepreneurship on our part as artistes,” Konshens added.
Konz876 is said to have two stores opening in Jamaica. One in Montego Bay, and the other in Kingston.
The first launch party will be in Kingston Jamaica at The Quad on September 13 and the second launch will take place at the Donway Village on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay on September 14. Konshens has been advertising his product on his recent 2 week worldwide tour, and creating quite a buzz for himself. Great to see the entrepreneur spirit spreading amongst Jamaican artist. Good luck Konshens!
Stay in touch with Konshens on Twitter @KonshensSojah

LUTAN FYAH RELEASES 10TH STUDIO ALBUM

 
Roots, Reggae artist Lutan Fyah released his 10th studio album on Tuesday, titled "Life of a King". The album includes 13 new tracks, produced in part by Khabir 'Kabs' Bonner.
The album is said to fuse reggae with other genres including hip-hop, R&B and jazz.
Lutan Fyah was recently quoted as saying "The originality of the album is what will make an impact. The music is fresh and new and you will see Lutan Fyah in a different light.."
 
 
Stay in tuned with the artist via twitter @LutanFyah1

Check out his performance at Weedseed Entertainment (Twitter @weeedseeed) yearly "Summer is Here" event held in Bull Bay Jamaica recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOkj-RNT0U (skip to 41 minutes to see him perform alongside Sizzla Kalonji)


Saturday, September 7, 2013

QUEEN OF DANCEHALL LADY SAW, JOINS FORCES WITH RAPPER FloRida FOR REMIX OF "HEELS ON"

 

Hip Hop artist FloRida , and The Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw team up for the remix of her chart topping song "Heels On".
In a recent interview, Saw was quoted as saying "I'm so happy about it. I had my engineer and a few others from the industry listen to it and they are all so excited, it's the way he did it, it's jazzy and fun." The single is set to be released sometime this month.

Lady saw met FloRida initially at the yearly event, Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay Jamaica. It's said that FloRida pitched the remix to Lady Saw, and she of course obliged. This release is already growing a buzz in the street! The official "Heels On" video featured veteran artist Shaggy, and the chemistry and steamy sexually charged video put Lady Saw back at the top after a few quiet years.
This is not "The Queens" first collaboration with a Pop Star. She has notably recorded successful crossover hits like, "Underneath It All" No Doubt ft. Lady Saw, which was 3 times platinum, as well as won a 2002 Grammy for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group". She has also recorded tracks with Nicki Minaj and Trina.
Stay in touch with Lady Saw and FloRida on twitter @LadySawDHQueen & @official_flo

Friday, August 30, 2013

SEAN KINGSTON NAMED IN ALLEGED GANG RAPE LAWSUIT!


TMZ is reporting Sean Kingston and his bodyguard gang raped a drunk teenager in the singer's hotel room back in 2010, according to a new lawsuit -- but Sean says it's B.S.

Carissa Capeloto -- now 22 -- claims she was forced to have sex with Sean, his bodyguard and a member of Sean's band at a Seattle hotel in July, 2010, after she had smoked pot and downed 7-10 shots of vodka.

Capeloto -- who has sued all 3 men -- alleges she'd been invited to Kingston's hotel room for a meet-and-greet following a Bieber concert -- where Kingston had also performed -- but when she showed up ... Kingston was waiting naked on his bed.

Capeloto claims the bodyguard picked her up and placed her on top of Kingston, and all three of the men proceeded to gang rape her while she was "obviously intoxicated, incapable of consent."

Capeloto says her friend later entered the room and rescued her. The police were called and Capeloto was taken to the hospital where she says she was treated for physical injuries consistent with rape.

She says her life has been ruined ... she can barely sleep, has mood swings and panic attacks.  Capeloto wants $5 mil minimum. 
BTW ... criminal charges against Kingston were dropped in 2010 after cops concluded Capeloto wasn't credible enough for a legit case.

Kingston has filed legal docs insisting the sex was 100% consensual.

Trial is set for November.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/30/sean-kingston-sued-lawsuit-girl-gang-rape/#ixzz2dSusPJM0

Sunday, August 25, 2013

LABOR DAY WEEKEND CARIBBEAN TAKEOVER!!

 
Labor Day weekend is always a big deal in all major cities, such as Miami, & New York, but especially in the West Indian community in New York City.

Most of this year's events have a special spin with more interest in Dancehall and Soca.
Fever Irie Jamboree is a stage show that runs from August 30-September 1. The three night event takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a borough with a strong West Indian heritage.
It features performers and selectors from the Caribbean.
The star studded Soca line up includes Bunji Garlin and wife Faye-Ann Lyons, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood, and Iwer George.
Dancehall artist scheduled to perform include "Heels On" veteran Lady Saw, Shabba Ranks, son of the Legend himself Bob Marley, Damian "Jr Gong"Marley, I-Octane, "The Prophet" Capelton and more!

 
Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree,  was previously known as Irie Jamboree. Spokesman Steven Williams, was quoted in The Jamaican Observer, as saying; "What we have done this year is to take a successful premium product that has been tried and tested, and we have placed it in the heart of the
Caribbean celebrations over Labor Day weekend, he said. The response so far has been fantastic."

Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree is a joint venture between three companies: Williams' Enterprise LLC, Irie Jam Radio and Caribbean Fever.
All have promoted successful Caribbean inspired events in New York City over the years.
 
Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn have been home to immigrants of the Caribbean for many years. Jamaican culture has thrived there. Restaurants and record stores have grown from "moms and pops"; small businesses and outlets to major establishments.
 
More notable successful musicians and artist from New York, of Caribbean decent include
Nicki Minaj (Trinidad) Notorious B.I.G (Jamaica), Busta Rhymes (Jamaica) , Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh (Jamaica also) Peppa of Salt n' Peppa (Jamaica).


Friday, August 23, 2013

BABY NORTH WEST REVEALED!!!!


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West baby girl has finally made her first appearance! Baby West, was revealed on glam-mom Kris Jenner talk show, as well as Kim Kardashian's instagram page. What a cutie! I'm sure now that her appearance has been made, we will be seeing a lot more of baby West. Best wishes to the new parents!

JAH BOUKS RIDING THE SUCCESS OF "ANGOLA"

 
ROOTS-reggae singer Jah Bouks is currently riding a wave of popularity with Call Angola, says performing at Saturday's Marcus Garvey Awards was timely given the song's strong message of black pride. "I feel grateful to represent for Garvey, who was a black king. His main focus was on Africa and black people and so is mine," he told the Jamaica Observer.

The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) event was held at Devon House in St Andrew. Jah Bouks performed Call Angola, a tribute to the southern African country which was ravaged by the fight for independence from Portugal during the 1970s.
But how did the 37 year-old Rastafarian vocalist — who has never been to Angola — come up with the inspirational lyrics? "I was by myself one day and the melody came to mind and the lyrics came shortly after. Call Angola is really about calling on the ancestors of Angola to strengthen and unite black people," Jah Bouks explained. He premiered the song during this season's Magnum Kings and Queens Competition. Although he did not win, the single has become one of the summer's biggest songs.

Call Angola was produced by Bouk's 'momager' Patrica 'Zyon' Panton, who also produced his previous singles Cry Fi Di Youths Dem and Don't Cry.
Bouks, whose given name is Worren Shaw, was born in St Thomas, which has produced several roots-reggae acts such as Tarrus Riley, Bushman and Natty King.
"I have been doing music since I was 12...I have lots of songs but Call Angola is the one that the people take on to. It is the song that give me my musical break," he said.





Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Jah-Bouks-finds-calling_14913686#ixzz2cn6PuHB7

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

SYBRINA FULTON, MOTHER OF TRAYVON MARTIN, COLLABS ON NEW GOSPEL RAP TRACK


Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, was in Hollywood Florida yesterday at radio station, Hot 105 FM, promoting her new gospel rap single with "The Deliverer of Gods Gospel" aka "T.D.O.G.G". The track is titled "Joy Comes In The Morning". Channel 7 News is reporting proceeds from this single will be used to distribute and make more cd's to raise awareness about Trayvon Martin. Hats off to Ms. Fulton for continuing to inspire a nation, and remain positive through adversity. The Fulton Family also had a "Back To School Giveaway" earlier this month in their Florida community, where they gave away school supplies to needy families on behalf of Trayvon Martins foundation.
For more information about the Trayvon Martin Foundation, or donations, log on to
http://trayvonmartinfoundation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TheTrayvonMartinFoundation

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

MAVADO ALLEGEDLY REFUSED TO PERFORM IN GUYANA


Dancehall deejay Mavado is alleged to be a no-show at a Guyana booking on Sunday. According to Stabroek News (Guyana newspaper), Mavado was booked to perform at "Slingerz Summer Jam" held at the country's national stadium in Providence, the artiste, however, opted to stay in at the Princess Hotel in disgust of his muffled travel arrangements.

The article went on to say that, allegedly a jet was supposed to pick up Mavado from Jamaica, however, what should have been a 3 hour flight turned into a 19-hour flight, "cramped small plane with no bathroom" stuffed with Mavado, the promoter and his 16 man team. It's stated the plane was diverted several times, for refueling, and eventually had to land in Trindad due to clearance issues. The promoters allegedly state that Mavado missed his flight, and that is what led to the last minute arrangements.

NOW! Despite these claims, Mavado, who is no stranger to Guyana, had several tweets on his twitter page promoting the event, and even had a picture performing, we cannot confirm whether or not the picture was from said event, however, this report is quite contradicting. Some of his tweets (@Mavado_Gully ) read;
"Guyana we nah mek dem stop wi joy....National Stadium tonite I shall be there just $1000 entry"
"Guyana coming like mi second home, the people always show me crazy love, could never let you down. National Stadium tonite"

This picture, that was posted 6 hours ago, caption was  "Guyana mi place. Promote this show in 24 hrs an look pon people. "

No official statement has been released from Mavado or his management team regarding these allegations. Mavado is known best for hits like, "Real McKoy","Dying", "So Special" "On The Rocks" and "Star Boy".

Stay connected with Mavado on Twitter @Mavado_Gully  Instagram @mavadogully

Monday, August 19, 2013

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN SIGNS TO VP RECORDS

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2013


CHRISTOPHER MARTIN SIGNS TO VP RECORDS 

Jamaican Singer Will Combine Melody and Charisma on his

2014 Full-Length Debut Album

VP Records is proud to add singer Christopher Martin to their artist roster. The superb reggae singer will release multiple albums and partner with label on touring and publishing efforts. The Jamaican native, who is currently in the studio recording, is slated to unleash his debut album on VP Records at the top of 2014.

“We warmly welcome Christopher Martin to our family. His combination of vocal strength, outstanding stage presence and natural charisma are a winning formula for success, and we look forward to working with Christopher Martin and his team in the years ahead,” states Chris Chin, CEO of VP Records.

Christopher Martin also expressed his enthusiasm about joining forces with the label. "I am very happy to be working with VP. I've made major strides in my career as an independent artist, and with the backing of VP plus all the hard work I will continue to put in, I strongly feel that the sky is the limit for me.  I'm looking forward to greater things from myself and my new team," he says.

Born on Valentine’s Day in 1987 in Jamaica’s rural community of St. Catherine – Christopher Martin made his mark in 2005 when he won his native country’s top televised talent show competition Digicel Rising Stars. With his tremendous vocal prowess, soaring melodies and proven lyrical ability, he has consistently churned out hit after hit – including "Take My Wings," "Giving It," "I'll Be Your Driver," "Paper Loving," "Chill Spot" and "Cheaters Prayer" – on local and international reggae charts. Over the years, Martin has worked with reggae’s premier producers including Robert Livingston of Big Yard, ZJ Chrome of Chromes label, Shane Brown of Jukeboxx Recordings and Christopher Birch. He has developed a large fanbase abroad, particularly in Europe after his 2012 tour with German reggae artist Gentleman. 

article courtesy of Tiffany Mea

KONSHERS TEAMS UP WITH RAPPER/PRODUCER LIL JON



 Dancehall artist Konshens has teamed up with  rapper and producer Lil Jon for a remix of his Big and Sexy. The song was produced by Mark 'Mark Hize' Collinder and Konshens' Subkonshus Music, and is said to be very energetic and have the hip hop style and club appeal Lil Jon is best know for. Konshens, fresh of a European tour, stated in a release, "I could not refuse the opportunity to have Lil Jon, the crunk king, featured on one of my tracks. The Big and Sexy song already brought a vibe to the dance but with Lil Jon added, gives the song another fire."

Lil Jon is of course the "King of Crunk" known for hits like Usher Raymonds "Yeah", and his previous collaboration with Jamaica's "Energy God" Elephant Man, for the remix of "Get Low".Konshens and Lil Jon are set to begin promotions for the collaboration very soon, and of course, when the track is released you can find it here! Konshens is currently heading to Africa where he will perform at Pepsi's "Konshens and Alaine Live" in Concert in Uganda. He is riding the success of his latest singles "Do Sumn", and "I'm Coming".Lil Jon of course has more recently been credited for his contributions on Donald Trumps "Celebrity Apprentice" season 11, notably with Latoya Jackson and actor Gary Busey to name a few. He continues to produce music, and still believes "CRUNK AINT DEAD!"Stay connected with Lil Jon & Konshens on Twitter @LilJon @KonshensSojah. Check out his hit "I'm Coming" below!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

DIONNE WARWICK "RE-FIXES" "RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD"


Cousin of the late Whitney Houston, legendary singer, Dionne Warwick has re-recorded her 1989 hit "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" with the legendary and famed reggae rhythm duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Sly Dunbar is reporting that the song was recorded in Los Angeles, and produced by Damon Elliot, Dionne Warwick's son. Damon Elliot is most know for his work with R&B and Pop artist like BeyoncĂ©, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Keisha Cole and Macy Gray to name a few.
The track was originally recorded by singer B J Thomas in 1969 and it was used in the 1969 hit movie Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
Warwick has had a big following in Jamaica since the 1960s with hits like Walk On By, Do You Know The Way to San Jose, and A House is Not a Home, all co-written by David and Bacharach.
She performed in Jamaica, January this year at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival along with Mary J. Blige, Monica and several other artist. The track has not been released yet, but stay tuned!!
Check out the original version below, can you imagine what the reggae version will sound like??
Stay connected with diva Dionne Warwick on https://www.facebook.com/dionnewarwick Twitter @_DionneWarwick



Saturday, August 17, 2013

Emperor of Dancehall Shabba Ranks Working on 2014 Album Release



After a 15 year hiatus, one of the first dancehall artist to gain worldwide acceptance, Shabba Ranks, is scheduled to release an album in 2014. The 47 year-old Grammy award winning deejay previously had success with the major label, Epic Records, in which he was signed in 1991. He recorded five albums with Epic, before his hiatus. He remained a prolific, mainstream artist even in his time off.
Some of Shabba Ranks biggest hits include "Mr. Loverman" 1992, "Trailer Load a Girls" 1991, "Ting-a-ling-a-ling" 1992, and "Caan Dun" aka "X-Rated" 1990.
During his time with Epic, Shabba achieved two Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album, but was eventually dropped from the label in 1996. He has worked with super producers such as Bobby "Digital" Dixon, and Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke.
More recently in July 2013, Shabba was mentioned (the chorus is "Shabba Shabba Ranks, one gold tooth like I'm Shabba, Shabba ranks") in A$AP Ferg featuring ASAP Rocky's song "Shabba" and appeared in the official video.
The legend continues to make history. Stay tuned for more information on Shabba Ranks upcoming project!
Stay connected with Shabba at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabba-Ranks-emperor-Of-Dancehall/180120095363509 Twitter @EmperorRanks

WAYNE WONDER prepping for European tour, and BET 106 and Park appearance!



Wayne Wonder, is schedule to appear on BET's 106 and Park, on August 30th along with Beenie Man and Mr.Vegas! He will also be on a European tour beginning next week, and will be making a stop in Dubai! His album "My Way" is currently available in stores and on iTunes. Wayne Wonder is currently working on a new album "Sweet Songz" coming soon! Stay tuned for more updates from the "No Letting Go", and "Saddest Day" singer, the one and only Wayne Wonder. Stay in tuned with Wayne Wonder on https://www.facebook.com/WayneWonder4life Instagram @waynewondermusic
Twitter @waynewonder25

Spice debuts video for her new single "Come Inside" live from Italy!


Spice, dancehalls reining Princess, has released the video for "Come Inside" shot in Italy. She is looking better than ever, and still "SCORNING DEM!!" She has been releasing single after single, and most recently made headlines after dominating the Sum Fest stage, in a BUBBLE and 13 inch custom made heels! Spice is showing no signs of slowing down, while maintaining her dancehall princess status, she still maintains her boutique in Jamaica "Spicy Couture". Keep em on their toes Spice!!! #SCORNDEM. Stay in tuned with spice on her Instagram @spiceofficial Twitter @spiceofficial and https://www.facebook.com/SpiceOfficially