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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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TOMMY LEE aka UNCLE DEMON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM


Tommy Lee announced on his FB page this morning, that you can now pre-order his new album, debuting under label name of "Guzu Musiq". Coming off of the recent controversial statements by Vybz Kartel (see article in the archives) stating Tommy Lee was a "moron", and "anti-gaza" could this be his way of confirming he is in fact no longer affiliated with GAZA, and is now GUZU??? Hmmmm #UncleDemonVoice

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

KENDRICK LAMAR's VERSE ON BIG SEAN'S "CONTROL" HAS THE STREETS BUZZING!


Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control" also featuring Jay Electronica, has the hip hop community in a frenzy! Lamar's verse was pure lyrical fire, and was delivered with such force and command, you had to wonder, "who's song is this again?" Shots were taken at EVERY big name in the rap industry, and he held no bars! No one has taken personal (BY NAME) shots like this since Tupac! We know this is a lyrical confrontation, but I don't think anyone could come back and come out on top. Kendrick Lamar, YOU WIN!!! Hip Hop is back!! Check out the YouTube link below with lyrics!