Captain Collin Hines alongside fast rising selector Linkon had the Appleton 12 To 12 patrons dancing like crazy on the beach to a mixture of 90s Dancehall and Reggae while teasing the "party animals" with a few of the latest anthems that's currently rocking the airwaves and the party circuits.
With the pulsating vibes that was created earlier by Collin Hines and Linkon during their first set they ended up had to take the spotlight once more as the 12 To 12 promoters requested for them to close the show knowing that they would be able to complete the patrons’ musical satisfaction.
Linkon next major stops will be at the anticipated Yush and Yesterday along with Fame FM's DJ Marvin. He will also be a guess selector at the weekly Magnum Swagga Thursdays event.
The first staging of Western Fest (the Ice Breaker) turned out to be a huge success, as thousands of patrons converged on the lawns of the scenic Rhodes Hall Plantation Resort last Saturday night, to witness what turned out to be a very exciting event.
Although the event got off to a bit lat, patrons were not the least bit upset as they were kept entertained by the musical juggling of Hype Zone disco. Show time began in a rather unusual manner for a stage show, as Merrick the Magician who was not originally on the lineup, was invited on stage about 11:30 pm, by MC Dwight Findley for a brief but very entertaining performance.
The first segment of the show also featured several artistes from Hanover including Imani, Mr Groove and Lighta Secret who all did well. This segment also featured a very talented young US Rapper who goes by the name BJ American Idol; he connected well with the audience as he waxed some very catchy rhymes over heavy Hip Hop beats.
However Timmi Burrell was clearly the best act in this segment, the Negril based singer was smooth in his delivery as he closed off the first segment of the show, performing songs such as Friend In Need, Make Doh, Gi Mi A Ounce and Dark Shades White Tee. During his performance he was joined on stage by stable mate, Vengeance who made his presence felt with Pat It Dung and Weed Anthem.
Shawn Storm's My Life roared into the pole position of the Jamaica Music Countdown charts last week, capping a meteroic rise of the longtime Portmore Empire member.
He dedicates the success to his 66 year-old mother Carlene Campbell and his mentor Vybz Kartel.
"My mother, Carlene Campbell, inspired me to write this song, and all the experiences in the song are true, it’s really an autobiography and I poured my heart into it, Vybz Kartel endorse it to the universe oh!, everybody say ah the baddest song mi ever do and it’s real, it ah talk about my life inna real life, mi feel proud fi sieve out da number one ya," he said.
In this booming hard-knock anthem, Storm proves that he's unafraid to challenge himself or his peers, and certain lines are bonafide tear-jerkers such as when he deejays that "all now mi no fix mi mother eye", a reference to his mother who is legally blind because of the glaucoma which has afflicted both her eyes.
"Mi just ah work hard so my career can grow from strength to strength," Storm said.
He is booked for several shows this Christmas including the Digicel road show, a Christmas Day show in Guyana, and concerts in Antigua, and St. Kitts.
OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart
TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (02) (06) Mavado -- Nine Life
02 (01) (10) Vybz Kartel -- Thank You Jah -- Adidjaheim / Notnice - (2wks@#1)
03 (04) (05) Stevie Face -- In The Living Years -- Bootcamp Records
04 (03) (12) Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -- Unconditional Love -- SOBE/Danga Zone - (3wks@#1)
05 (06) (03) Etana -- Free - No Doubt Records
06 (08) (01) Shawn Storm A My Life (incase yuh never know) Adidjaheim / Notnice
07 (10) (01) J. Boog -- Let's Do It Again – Don Corleon
08 (09) (02) Popcaan -- Gangster City - Adidjaheim / Notnice
09 (05) (07) Junior X Gangster Life -- Revolutionary Entertainment (peaked@#3)
10 (NEW) (0) I-Octane -- No More - DJ Frass
TOP FIVE BUBBLERS
1 Tarrus Riley -- Protect The People - Don Corleon
2 Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records
3 Hezron -- We Shall Find A Way - Hard Shield/Tads Int'l Records
4 Protoje -- Dread - Don Corleon Records
5 Denyque -- Summer Love – Cash Flow Records
New York, NY - (RAINE PR): Tads Records is offering music fans the ultimate Dancehall experience - a compilation of the year's biggest street anthems and radio bangers from 'Dancehall hero' Vybz Kartel. Mixed by popular Jamaican radio disc jock DJ Wayne, Clarks: De Mixtape Raw is slated to hit iTunes and other digital outlets on Friday, December 10th.
Starting off the year with the release of Pon Di Gaza 2.0, Vybz Kartel's successful double album that was released in February, Tads is looking to cap off 2010 with an EP of singles from Kartel's catalogue of local and international hits and radio favorites from 2010, including "Clarks," an ode to the British shoe giant that has become a staple in Hip Hop and Dancehall fashion with styles such as Wallabees and Desert Boots. "Clarks" remained among the top three Reggae singles garnering the most radio airplay overseas for nearly 35 weeks.
Other singles on Clarks: De Mixtape Raw include the popular street zinger "Touch a Button," "Turn and Whine," "Cake Soap," "Better Can Wuk," and the recently released "Dancehall Hero." The EP also features "Clarks Again," and "Wear Weh You Have (Clarks 3)," his two follow up songs to "Clarks" - collectively known as the 'Clarks Trilogy.'
On Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Nationwide 90FM will officially launch the newest programme to hit night time radio ACTION Tonight. The media launch party will be held at the Village Blues Bar, 20 Barbican Road. The front man for this revolution in nighttime radio, Markland ‘Action’ Edwards personifies good vibes, pure fun talk-di-tings-ability, and wit. He has upped the ante in nighttime radio and is putting Nationwide 90FM in the spotlight.
As Nationwide 90FM seeks to diversify it’s programming portfolio, Markland “Action” Edwards transitioned into an edgy, fearless and captivating personality who strikes the perfect balance between being the voice of reason and playing the devil’s advocate.
ACTION Tonight is a nightly radio programme Mondays to Fridays 8pm-11pm on Nationwide 90FM. Coupled with the infectious personality of Markland ‘Action’ Edwards, ACTION Tonight is a fusion of all genre of music, irresistible discussion, fun trends, no holds barred interviews, an array of fascinating features, opinionated commentary and a whole lot of personality.
Cash Flow Records who's responsible for several of the latest dancehall anthems has release another international banger titled the Pagans Riddim which introduces five of Jamaica's freshest and baddest set of artistes to watch for the rest of 2010 and beyond.
The Pagans Riddim which was recently released is already in high rotation and several overseas radio stations, especially in the US (Miami) and the UK. The Pagans Riddim highlights fast rising stars such as T'Nez with "Cant Stop Mi", Tiana with "Don’t Trust Dem", Versatile with "More Money", Chan Dizzy with "Same Thing" and Caldhino with "Try Survive".
With the overwhelming requests by several youtubers demanding that the artistes should shoot videos immediately for their songs or unite and shoot a medley had their prayers answered over the weekend. However unity is strength so all the artistes held a meeting to discuss the future of the Pagans Riddim and within a few days they were all geared up to shoot a medley video.
Directing skills were displayed by the CEO of Outaroad.com Carlington Wilmot and Cashflow's beat-maker DJ X who also displays his inborn skills on camera.
The Pagans Riddim medley video is set to be premiered on CVM's Hitlist Video Countdown Chart within a week.
Reggae/dancehall acts Barbee, Gramps and Mr. Vegas were among the international stars who rubbed shoulders on the dazzling red carpet at the recent Soul Train Awards, held in Atlanta, USA.
Whereas both Gramps and Mr. Vegas were nominees, female reggae singer, Barbee was in Atlanta doing some recording sessions and had linked up with Gramps at a Soul Train pre-party.
"Gramps said that as Caribbean people we should really stick together, so since I was already going to the event, we decided that I would be his ‘date’ for the night,” Barbee said, laughing and adding that “it was a lot of fun. Gramps is cool to hang with.”
Also a part of the ‘Caribbean’ contingent was soul singer India.Arie, who visited Jamaica earlier this year to receive a special Friend of Reggae award from the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (EMEs).
It was India who introduced the group to R&B sensation, Anita Baker, who was a special honoree at the Soul Train Awards.
“That was really a special moment. Meeting a legend like Anita Baker … just shaking her hands is an inspiration,” Barbee declared.
Singer G-Whizz heads to Barbados this weekend for a charity concert in aid of the victims of a deadly Tudor Street fire.
The fire which claimed the lives of six persons in September aroused the ire and pity of thousands, as a result, a charity concert was arranged. It was however postponed because of the death of the nation’s Prime Minister, David Thompson. The concert will now be held at Club Extreme as an Independence affair on November 30.
G-Whizz who is known for his stellar hit, Life, and more recently Feel It, Live Life & Love It, Weekend Anthem, Night Or Day and more, says, “Though we went the first time and it was postponed, I was still extremely willing to go back for the event. It’s for a worthy cause and something as tragic as that deserves any sort of support I can lend and I want to use my music to motivate and comfort people through their problems.”
Singer Romain Virgo has left the island to embark on what will be his first solo European tour.
Virgo, who left the island on Wednesday is also expected to release a video for his recent single, Taking You Home on Donovan Germain’s Big Stage Riddim, next week. Virgo, who also recently returned to the island after his one month US tour alongside Capleton and Munga Honorable, is excited about his first solo European stint.
“It’s going to be a different vibe holding down shows in Europe on my own, but I’m ready for it. I’ve been putting in a lot of work, and the fans are excited about what I have to offer, so that’s what I focus on, doing great performances instead of being nervous,” he said.
When Virgo returns to the island fans can look out for the singer who is known for his hits Can’t Sleep, Wanna Go Home, Love Doctor, Who Feels It Knows It and more, on shows including GT Taylor’s Christmas Xtravaganza and others.
ONE ON ONE OUTAROAD
My faithful peeps, One-On-One is taking a new approach OutAroad (no pun intended) and your girl Shani is expanding my portfolio and including in it one-on-one moments with persons of influence within our community. For the first issue in this a new dawning, you will get a one-on-one opportunity with the owner and fashion designer for the clothing line DRENZ, which has been buzzing since last summer. Hailing from Portmore, Check it out.
Setting: Under the Gazebo at UWI Juicy Patties
Interviewer: Shanique Campbell AKA Shani
Real Name: Richard Campbell
OutAroad: What’s the story behind Drenz, the name?
Richie: It actually started with a group of us in a crew, 9 of us. We were searching for a name to call ourselves and we originally came up with the name Adrenaline. We planned a party and decided that we wanted to create our own line of clothing for the crew and to promote the party. Whenever we went out, people would always tell us that they loved the clothing and ask where they could get them from. Over time we shortened the name from Adrenaline to just DRENZ.
OutAroad: What type of clothing does Drenz comprise of?
Richie: Right now it’s all men outawear; jackets, vests
OutAroad: From Last year’s Christmas season into this year, there has been a buzz with your line of clothing. How do you feel about it?
Richie: I am extremely humbled by the effect but it is minute to where I wanna be. We can definitely push for more and for the effect to be more widespread.
OutAroad: How difficult was it for you to start this clothing line?
Richie: It was real hard believe me and I have to thank Shaky for all his support over the years. My mother use to throw out the clothes. I was in my final year in business at UTECH and I remember I used the money to buy cloth to make clothes. So I went from accounting to fashion designer and with that came a lot of financial difficulty. In addition to that I am from a very humble background so that made it even worse.
'Only Girl (In the World)," the first single from Rihanna's fifth album, 'Loud,' has skyrocketed the pop princess to new Billboard heights, making her the artist with the most No. 1 singles since 1992.
The song was released in September and gives Rihanna her seventh No. 1 appearance on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, breaking a new record in the Nielsen list's 18-year-history. This puts Ri-Ri ahead of number two contenders Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, who each have six No. 1 singles under their belts.
Rihanna's previous number one hits include: 'S.O.S.' (May 2006), 'Disturbia' (July 2008) 'Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)' (Dec 2008), 'Rude Boy' (May 2010) and 'Love the Way You Lie' (Aug 2010). Her most recent single, 'What's My Name?' featuring Drake, debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart two weeks ago. The two recently filmed the video for the song in New York City.
Tiana is now on top of the world courtesy of her latest single "Best Weed In The World" a remix of Rihanna's Only Girl In The World chart topper.
TO DOWNLOAD BEST WEED IN THE WORLD CLICK HERE
"The night when I voiced that song it was just a track for my facebook fans to listen and comment on...however, when I checked my facebook the morning after it was filled with comments with one person commenting that the song is already in rotation on a few radio stations in the UK," Tiana told OutAroad.com. She added, "My manager had also given me a download link to place on my Facebook profile which got over 100 downloads within the few hours it was posted".
For 2011 Tiana will be working closely with Sean "Da Entertainer" of Wyclef Refugee All-Star Sound who will help to stamp her music in the dancehall/reggae circuits around the world.
According to Sean, "Tiana is quickly becoming the new diva of Dancehall especially in Belize, Gambia, UK and several places in the European Market.
Sean "Da Entertainer" left the Island this morning for New York.
TO WATCH TIANA LATEST VIDEO CLICK HERE
Fans can also be on the lookout for Tiana's follow-up to No Man Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi on D&H soon to be released G Shock Riddim.
Reggae singer/songwriter sensation Etana returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album Free Expressions in February 2011 from VP Records. Before her new studio effort hits the shelves, VP Records is releasing a digital EP entitled Free, which features three of her current hits that are also included on the album. The digital EP drops on December 7, 2010, to satisfy fans during the wait for the full-length album.
Etana deems this second album Free Expressions because she adamantly refuses to be constrained by approach or lyrical content. "This album was produced a little differently from the first, most of the sessions were less planned so there is more of a free vibe," she reveals. "I just wanted to express myself freely, write just what I want without thinking too hard about what anyone's opinion would be - just doing music as I feel to do it."
Fans are so consistently enthralled by Etana's music that several tracks from Free Expressions have already topped the charts in Jamaica and reggae charts internationally, including "Free," "August Town" and "Mockingbird." The album's first official single "Free" was produced by Kemar "Flava" McGregor and offers a somber reflection of a prolonged period of struggle endured by the artist. Its second single "Heart Broken" is equally as heartfelt with London-based producers Curtis Lynch, Jr. and Gussie Clarke at the helm.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke debunks rumors spread on blogs and YouTube that Jay-Z is down with the illuminati.
People who depict Jay-Z as a devil-worshipping member of a secret society known as the illuminati are whack. Hov - as they call him - has constantly battled rumors he rose to the top by making a deal with Satan. Recently, he told website Hip-Hop Wired: "When people have a certain amount of success, it needs to be explained in a way other than hard work and talent and being blessed." He is absolutely on point.
All Jay-Z has done is work his ass off. Back in the day, he was on my pay-per-view program Luke's Freakshow. At that time, he was hanging with Biggie Smalls and observing how the late rapper dealt with fame. He learned from other rappers' mistakes, and that's why he has lasted so long in the business.
Jay-Z is a loyal guy who is way ahead of the game - you don't see him starting beef with other rappers or going to jail for stupid shit. But because he is so successful, and married to a very successful and famous woman (Beyoncé), people search for something screwed-up to say about him.
With a growing catalogue of high quality and infectious tunes, Angele Smith is clearly a rising star.
Rising musical star Angele Smith has teamed up with Washroom Entertainment to create one of his best songs yet. The song dubbed 'Falling to Pieces' was recently recorded on the Bad Suh Riddim for ace producer Conroy Forte and is currently garnering rave reviews.
Angele delivers Falling to Pieces with vocal perfection, moving out of his musical comfort zone trumpeting a cry which identifies with the common man, while at the same time revealing some of the struggles the Westmoreland native has had to face over the years.
Angele Smith is known for his smooth sexually charged lyrics but, the change in message shows that he is not a one track artiste and has numerous styles and flavours in his arsenal of lyrics. Angele says that writing the song came natural to him as the issues it address are struggles that he, and friends of his, have experienced. “I grew up very poor, a nuff time mi nuh have money fi tek bus go studio or even buy food. People si mi smiling all the time an doh realise di sorta tings I have to deal with, just like most Jamaicans. But, although things tough we cyaan mek dat keep wi down, yu si mi”.
by Jayson Rodriguez
Pink Friday finally arrived on Monday, and Nicki Minaj has been making the rounds to promote her debut project. The Lil Wayne protégé appeared on BET's "106 & Park" yesterday, and today, she's traipsing all over New York. First, she'll make an in-store appearance at the Times Square MAC store before stopping by radio stations Power 105 and Z100. MTV News will be tailing the Harajuku Barbie all day. Check back for updates and live reports on the action as Team Minaj runs the city.
12:31 p.m.: Team Minaj is en route to Power 105 for her next interview. We're in a three-car entourage with Nicki's vehicle, a chauffeured Maybach, leading the way.
11:57 a.m.: Nicki has wrapped her interviews and walked over to the front of the store to wave to her fans. They've stuck around to cheer her on. "I'll see you all over at Best Buy," she said, referring to her in-store later in Union Square.
11:34 a.m.: Nicki is doing a series of TV interviews, talking up her Pink Friday project and her upcoming documentary "My Time Now," which is set to premiere this Sunday on MTV at 10 p.m.
11:19 a.m.: Fans are starting to pound against the glass store front chanting "Let her out" and singing "Right Thru Me."
11:16 a.m.: Nicki wrapped her interview inside the MAC store. She's going to take pictures with some of the products. Before the cameras started snapping, though, her fans cheers and called out her name. Nicki looked up at them outside and smiled wide.
Premiering over the weekend on TVJ's Entertainment Report, the Duss Medley Riddim Video features Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Maxwell, Jah Vinchi, and Shawn Storm. Working and editing studiously to meet the premiere deadline, RoadBlock Films! is excited to have the opportunity to work Vybz Kartel and Popcaan again.
TO WATCH THE DUSS RIDDIM MEDLEY CLICK HERE
This is RoadBlock's third video with Kartel ("Jeans & Fitted" currently has over 1.9 million youtube hits and recently made it onto WorldStarHipHop.com) and second with Popcaan ("Dream" has over 160,000 youtube views). Duss Medley video marks the first official video for rising artist Maxwell.
Medley videos give directors opportunities to have multiple concepts seamed together into one. With the Duss Riddim, Director Kirk Lee, describes the concept as "one of continuous movement/kinetic direction" and hopes that viewers appreciate the "vintage" energetic feel and look of the video.
G Life recording artiste Ras Bogle is currently riding high with his latest single, Money We Want, which has been earning him increased popularity in the dancehall industry since its recent release.
"The people dem a work with the song, the fans love my delivery and the lyrics, and the song is on a hot rhythm, the Machine rhythm, so it ah happen, IRIE, HITZ, ZIP, everybody ah show the single some love," said Rasta Bogle.
Born Hemrick Troy Bogle, the entertainer is well known along the east coast of the United States of America and he has been able to build his reputation in Jamaica one stage show at a time. He is also eying a spot on this year's Sting concert as well.
"I am going all out to make my name out there, I already have a big fan base in East Kingston and now the ting start catch on in Portmore, so things are looking up," he said.
TO WATCH CANT TALK BAD BOUT MI VIDEO CLICK HERE
Tiana Jamaica's newest addition to the badgals of dancehall who recently premiered her video for No Man Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi last week on Jamaica's #1 Video Count Down Show "Hitlist" is now rocking CVM's Hitlist Chart after debuting at #1. TO DOWNLOAD VIDEO CLICK HERE
According to Tiana, It's always a wonderful feeling to be #1especially when you've worked hard for it and for those who didn't believe look at me now...even when I am on top I will still view my self as the underdog…Once again I must give a big shout out to my friends on Youtube such JJevafrassonceagain, Kez876Music, Dancehallzone, CjKing, Blacknibblesrabbit1, YungLegendzEnt, MrKillachristopher, DjGazaPrince94, SelectaBurndem, BLitv1, VapBussMusic, HoneyDippedPromo, Mioke3, Pyro Movement, Ruffstream, FiremanUndergrounddancehall, Moto2k8, GueregSelecta, CiviliNation3, Rolex3011 and Djangofficial. Also to all of my Facebook fans, xtra big up to everyone from my home town St. Mary, D&H from out of France, SubKonshus Music and of course my wonderful manager Carlington Wilmot who believed in me from the very first start.
Since the release of "No Man Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi" Tiana has been imprinting her name in the minds of dancehall lovers from all over especially in Gambia, Belize, UK, Germany, France, Bahamas, Trinidad just to name a few.
Within the next few days Miami based video Director Shutah of Shutah Films will be coming to Jamaica to shoot four videos for Tiana over a one week period.
Meanwhile CashFlow Records is also gearing up to shoot a medley video this weekend which includes Tiana's latest track "Don't Trust Dem" on the Pagans Riddim.
Gambia's biggest Dancehall Entertainment group G Click Entertainment has done a massive regional dancehall queen contest on Friday the 19th of November 2010. The show is so far the biggest attendance of dancehall fans of 3000 people in a venue that meant to take only 1500 patrons.
The big man DJ Gfaal, Gambia's #1 dancehall selector and host of the event said, "it was a very successful show and dancehall fans of Brikama were very much happy about the presentation and overall conduct of the event.
Gfaal had the patrons rocking to hardcore dancehall music from the likes of Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Konshens and Tiana. "Before the event I got Tiana to do a dubplate as her song No Man Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi has been doing extremely well, whenever mi drop that song the Gambian goodas girls dem walkout, it got every girl dancing and requesting for it to be played over and over
Reporting from Gambia. It’s ESSA COLLEY
OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart
TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label
01 - 03 - (07) Fambo ft. Beenie Man - Drinking Rum & Red Bull - Seanizzle Records
02 - 01 - (07) Gaza Slim ft Vybz Kartel - One Man -- Adidjaheim/Notnice
03 - 06 - (06) Vybz Kartel ft Russian - Jeans N Fitted -- Head Concussion Records
04 - 04 - (10) Vybz Kartel - Clarks Pt 2 (Clarks Again) -- Head Concussion
05 - 05 - (05) Khago - Nah Sell Out -- Seanizzle Records
06 - 02 - (13) Elephant Man feat Bounty Killer - This Is How We Do It -- CR203Records - (2wks@#1)
07 - 07 - (09) Andrew & Wada Blood - Irie – Deewaan
08 - 10 - (06) Wayne Marshall ft Mavado - My Heart -- Yard Vybz/Off Limits
09 - 08 - (16) Mavado - Gal A Mad Ova -- Di Genius
10 - 11 - (04) Vybz Kartel - Touch A Button Nuh
11 - 12 - (05) Beenie Man - I’m Ok - Seanizzle Records
12 - 13 - (05) Tiana - Inna 2010' - Cashflow Records
13 - 09 - (16) Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan & Gaza Slim Clarks - CR203/Adidjaheim/Notnice - (3wks@#1)
14 - 16 - (03) Mavado - Messiah - Chimney Records
15 - 17 - (02) Movado - When U Feel Lonely - Daseca Productions
Cherine has gone all out dancehall on the brand new single titled "Make Up Sex" and it is hot. The song produced by Ward 21 was written by Cherine and recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at Ward 21's home studio.
"Make Up Sex" is a high energy feel-good jam, which speaks to the confident, no-nonsense woman who embraces the idea of having make up sex. The song is sexy without being raunchy, and skillfully plays with words to depict real life situations faced by many couples. Whilst this new hit will certainly have the ladies energized the men will equally be entertained by its intriguing nature.
Andrew & Wada Blood are back from Manhattan, USA, where they alongside their father Junior Reid performed at friend, and international rapper, Cassidy's album launch.
Wada Blood says, "It was a great experience and a great opportunity to perform for the more hard core hip hop fans and they were loving it." Prior to their Manhattan performance, the duo also gave another showstopping performance at The Prince in New Jersey, featuring their singles Hustler For Life, Hustle Till The Day I Die, their crossover single, Irie and more.
On the local scene, the duo has also released several new singles, specifically, Just For Me Alone on the Red and Black riddim, produced by the NotNice label and One Blood with Beenie Man and Junior Reid on Beenie Man's latest 'Beenie Man and Friends' musical project.
Dancehall artiste Chino has continued to pave the way for his March 2011 US album. Over the weeks, the artiste has not only been busy performing in Canada and a number of US states, but he has also been busy accruing a number of interviews across the region.
Among the profile pieces already done on the singer are from the media houses: The Trinidad Guardian and The Barbados Advocate's youth publication, HELLO! Magazine, which was quoted as saying, "Chino’s latest album is a testament to the hard work the artist has put into his craft, the importance of Dancehall music across the globe and most importantly, the incredible contribution we can expect here in the western world."
The album which the media house makes reference to is, Chino's sophomore album, From Mawning which was released in July, solely for the Japan territory. The album debuted at the number 7 position and later that day went to the number two spot on the Japan Reggae iTunes charts where it comfortably settled for some time.
Currently occupying the No.2 and No.6 slots on the FIWI Choice and ER Charts respectively with his single ‘Fake Jeans Admit It’ featuring Trever Off-Key; fast rising dancehall artiste Chedda continues to exhibit upward mobility becoming the latest in an array of Jamaican entertainers along with teen sensation QQ, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Sean Paul and Tifa among others to be featured in the prestigious U.S based FADER Magazine.
Chedda & QQ recently collaborated on a sizzling single titled ‘Cleanest’ which was featured in world renowned DJ - Max Glazer’s latest edition of Ghetto Psalms 115, a column that addresses the latest developments in Dancehall, Soca, Cumbia and other invasive musical genres.
According to Glazer’s column, “The Coppershot-produced “Cleanest” from Chedda & QQ seems to have slipped through the cracks, but of all the hip-hop-ish songs coming out of Jamaica recently, this is one of the few that really gets it right.”
The Beenie Man/Rolexx VS La Lewis trial that was scheduled to begin yesterday had to be postponed until January 5, 2011 as Beenie Man failed to show up for Court.
On June 5, 2010 Dancehall superstar Moses Davis AKA Beenie Man and popular selector Jeremy Wade AKA Rolexx were both charged for assaulting graffiti artiste La Lewis after his vehicle crashed into the back of Beenie Man's Audi Q7. Beenie Man and Rolexx however pleaded not guilty to the charges at their previous court date.
Substance Free, the latest release from Gregory Isaacs on the Vizion Sounds label includes the track My Salvation that the Isaacs family requested be Gregory's anthem on Jamaica radio stations, as well as being played during the state funeral to be held in Jamaica this weekend.
Gregory recorded the album in 15 days straight - 1 track each day and each track in a single take - he kept to his promise and commitment to the family to go substance free during the entire recording period, no substances of any kind. Gregory commented on completion of the album that it's his first album without a love song.
To Hear My Salvation CLICK HERE
Written by Tego Sigel
Jay-Z admits that he wanted Vybz Kartel on his last album but couldn’t make it work.
In an interview on the Cipha Sounds and Pete Rosenberg podcast Juan Epstein, Jay-Z admitted that he had dancehall star Vybz Kartel in the studio during the recording of his last album Blueprint 3 but failed to get a song that worked.
“We had him in Roc The Mic [Jay's studio], we tried three songs” we’re going to spend the rest of the day trying to work out which songs on BP3 Vybz would have sounded best on.
During the interview Vybz Kartel was described as the Eminem of Jamaica
TO LISTEN THE INTERVIEW CLICK HERE
Meanwhile on the Ed Lover Show (Power 1051 FM) they were curious to know which artistes from the Caribbean Rihanna would love to do a callab with at the moment. Rihanna quickly replied…"I love Vybz Kartel, love Sizzla too and Berres Hamond.
With the festive season a little over a month away C.D.C Events promoters of the popular weekly club sequence Inclusive Saturdays are gearing up for the official kick off staging of their Christmas Series this Saturday Nov 20th in the Building.
Fitting dubbed "Return To Greatness" this Saturday will mark the 13th staging of the event which began on August 28th with some 300 persons in attendance. Since then it has grown steadily with an average of 1,000 persons turning out each week. Known for exciting new theme's Inclusive Saturdays has held true to its concept of providing good enjoyable vibes for both uptown and downtown patrons with the likes of "Rave All Night", "Dance Explosion", "Party Cups", "College Night Out", and "Overdrive" to name a few.
According to Chad Williams of C.D.C Events some of the theme's planned for the Christmas edition of Inclusive Saturdays include "Ol'Skool", "High Voltage", "Uptown Returns", "Clash Of The Clubs" and "Red & White" the December 25th Celebration with musical selections from some of the biggest and hottest Sounds / DJ's in the fraternity including Stone Love, ZJ Chrome, ZJ Ice, Metro Media, Code Red and the resident Sound System Coppershot. Outside of new theme's patrons can expect a newly refurbished venue for Inclusive, this as the proprietors will undertake a total makeover of the club in furniture and decor come the 1st week of December.
Deejay Beenie Man, buoyed by the success of his number one hit singles, Rum & Red Bull and I’m O.K., has tackled a new ambitious musical project which he hopes will help to re-define his legacy as a leader and innovator in the world of dancehall.
Beenie Man has enlisted the help of his superstar friends on the musical project he has dubbed “Beenie Man & Friends” and the result has been eight great combination singles, each featuring Beenie Man, on a bouncy dancehall beat.
“No other artiste in the business has ever tried anything like this before. I am writing, arranging and co-producing every song on the riddim, and I am also performing on every song on the riddim,” a proud Beenie Man said. “The only thing I haven’t done is build the riddim, that was done by Danny Browne.”
The project features the talents of artistes such as Khago, D’Angel, Ding Dong, Fambo, Deva Bratt, Kantana, Versatile, Cee Gee and Laden.
“I plan to shoot a video for the single called Time of My Life with D’Angel, and a medley video with all the others, I already have the concept in my head, it is going to be sick,” he said, laughing.
This audacious project is the germ of an idea that Beenie Man had years ago, but he got the raging fever last month and within a week, and a couple of urgent Blackberry pings and messages, he had pulled the critical elements together.
Nicki Minaj is adding to the long list of artists that she has collaborated with by recording a track with Rihanna!
Nicki has already worked with Christina Aguilera, Trey Songz, Will.i.Am, Jay Sean, Sean Kingston and heaps more. And now she's teaming up with Rihanna for Nicki's upcoming album.
The ladies recorded a song called 'Fly' for Nicki's album 'Pink Friday'.
Nicki wrote on her Facebook page, "I wanted to work with Rihanna for a long time. I'm very proud of her accomplishments; especially since she was born on an island like me :).
"This song is a female empowerment song. But then again, it's not specific to just women. It speaks about flying, soaring high in the face of every single solitary adversity that comes your way. I speak about how the media has attempted to box me in and how that has made me feel suffocated."
They'd make a great team!
Written By: Pau De Arco
Newlywed Katy Perry is emanating with the married bliss that she wants her bff Rihanna to walk down the aisle real soon!
RIHANNA could be the next one to say "I do” if her pop pal Katy Perry has anything to do with it!
The Barbados born singer says, her friend fellow artist Katy Perry has been bugging her to tie the knot with boyfriend Matt Kemp.
"Katy thinks I should get married now, but she needs to calm down on that one. I mean, one day, but not just yet…. we’re having too much fun,” she said.
Rihanna and Matt have been dating since January.
As previously reported,the 22 year old Rihanna was so disappointed about ditching Perry and Brand’s wedding in India last month due to her prior work commitments.
To atone for missing out Katy’s big day,the red haired Rihanna has apologized by arranging a lavish second honeymoon in Tokyo for them costing $60,000.
“Rihanna hasn’t stopped apologizing since the wedding day,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “She told Katy she’d been racking her brains about how to make it up to them.
“She knows how much Katy loves Tokyo, so this way she could give them a trip they would always remember.”
The self proclaimed "Mr. Swaggarific" aka Mr. G, has finally etched the term and title into film via RoadBlock Films! Along with Beenie Man and Khago, Mr. G's installment to the "One Day Riddim" produced by Seanizzle, is now available as an official video.
The exclusive premiered of the video went to Entertainment Report ER (check out another RBF production, Spice's "Jim Screechie" which is #4 this week) on Jamaica's TV J station, the "Swaggarific" video marks the first collaboration between Mr. G and RoadBlock Films!
Managing to take a break from back to back video projects, the team at RoadBlock Films! states, "It was a pleasure working on the video, we had lots of fun and hope the views will think it does justice!"
The concept of the video is a fun and catchy one, sure to catch the vibe of the song itself confirming that not only is Mr G, "Swaggarific" but RoadBlock Films! is "so Swaggarific" as well.
OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart
TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (01) (09) Vybz Kartel -- Thank You Jah -- Adidjaheim / Notnice
02 (04) (05) Mavado -- Nine Life
03 (02) (11) Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -- Unconditional Love -- SOBE/Danga Zone - (3wks@#1)
04 (05) (04) Stevie Face -- In The Living Years -- Bootcamp Records
05 (03) (06) Junior X Gangster Life -- Revolutionary Entertainment (peaked@#3)
06 (07) (02) Etana -- Free - No Doubt Records
07 (06) (12) I-Octane - My Life – Frass Production - (3wks@#1)
08 (10) (0) Shawn Storm A My Life (incase yuh never know) Adidjaheim / Notnice
09 (09) (01) Popcaan -- Gangster City - Adidjaheim / Notnice
10 (NEW) (0) J. Boog -- Let's Do It Again – Don Corleon
TOP FIVE BUBBLERS
1 I-Octane -- No More – DJ Frass
2 Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records
3 Tarrus Riley -- Protect The People - Don Corleon
4 Hezron -- We Shall Find A Way - Hard Shield/Tads Int'l Records
5 Denyque -- Summer Love – Cash Flow Records
The Hold Yuh hit-maker Gyptian who copped the MOBO Award for best reggae artiste a few weeks ago also came out on top at the recently held Soul Train Music Award.
Gyptian went up against other dancehall/reggae acts such as Vybz Kartel, Damian Marley, Jah Cure, Mr Vegas, and Gramps Morgan.
The Soul Train's audience was also treated to a high energetic medley performance by Gyptian.
2010 has definitely been great year for Gyptian as his smashing hit single Hold Yuh dominates the Billboard charts. Gyptian is once again on a high with his follow-up single Nah Let Go.
By Gavin Martin
She is an artist who has learned to grow up fast. During her half-decade in the limelight, the 22-year-old Bajan bombshell's image has developed at an ever accelerating pace.
Now, with Loud, her lust-filled fifth album, Rihanna moves closer to fulfilling her ambition - stated early in her career - to become "the black Madonna".
"I like things strong and edgy," she smiles.
"I don't like things that are expected."
The teenybop, carnival reggae princess who appeared on her tentative 2005 debut Music Of The Sun seems a world away from the flame-haired hip-hop temptress who strides, and writhes, her way through Loud. In a pop world driven into a hormonal frenzy by Lady Gaga and her pal Katy Perry, Rihanna is clearly ready to compete.
Of course, much has happened between then and now. She left her Caribbean home to find the fame she dreamed of while growing up in Barbados in the shadow of an absentee crack-addicted father. In America, Jay-Z spotted her determination right away.
Rising young deejay Ultimate will be one of the acts which will be performing at this year's World AIDS Day activities which are organised by the Ministry of Health.
"I am looking forward to the concert because we need to continue to educate our children and promote the idea of safe sex so that each generation can make positive choices and possibly save lives in the future...about 2 million people died in 2008 from AIDS," Ultimate said.
"World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done."
The World AIDS Day concert will be held at National Heroes Park in Kingston on December 1st.
Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access & Human Rights'..
Both Mavado and Vybz Kartel were released today after being questioned by the St. Andrew North Police Division in the presence of their lawyers.
According to the St. Andrew North police the Big Yard and Cassava Piece communities have been facing an ongoing fracas that as resulted into innocent citizens being targeted.
Buju Banton Out On Bail
After being incarcerated at the Pinellas County lockup for almost year Mr. Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton was offered bail under strict conditions. The Gargamel will not be able to journey out the Southern District of Florida, the Banton will be under 24-hour security surveillance along with a tracking device attached to his angle.
He will also need to do regular urine tests just to make sure he’s not in use of any illegal substances.
Definitely the 'Comeback Kid for the year 2010', deejay Future Fambo's career is moving from strength to strength. With his fan base growing since the release earlier this year of his Seanizzle-produced hit Rum And Red Bull, (featuring Beenie Man), Fambo's demand has spiked.
The deejay, known for his energetic on-stage presence, recently returned to Jamaica from a two-show trip to Canada, where he had fans in frenzy as he worked the stage like a pro. Dubbed Reggaelution, the shows were staged by PFB Entertainment on October 29 inside the Government Entertainment Complex in Toronto and the following night in Montreal. Both shows were well supported and kudos to the promoters for proper stage management and good time control.
Of course, Fambo's international hit Rum And Red Bull proved to be a favourite mix, despite the fact that the Doctor Beenie Man wasn't there in person to sing the hook. However, Future Fambo's delivery was on point and, as the self-proclaimed Drunken Master of the Dancehall, he delighted patrons with his infectious Swaggaholic style and song of the same name.
Also a hit with the Canadian massive was the single Pop Bottle and Fambo made sure to work it with the crowd. Before he exited centrestage, the deejay called on stage Supa Hype, much to the delight of patrons who enjoyed the extra treat.
Earlier today Mavado and Vybz Kartel turn themselves over to the St. Andrew North Police Division after they were both listed as persons of interest.
According to police reports both artistes maybe of help to the police concerning a double-murder which took place on Mannings Hill Road (St.Andrew)
Both deejays will remain behind bars for further questioning until tomorrow.
This will make it person of interest #2 for Vybz Kartel…earlier this year the deejay was locked up by the St Catherine South police for more than two weeks during the recently held State Emergency.
Tony Anthony, the multi-awards winning Jamaican reggae singer who now resides in Toronto, Canada, is living the local dream as his song "Torn" is currently number one on Richie B's Top 25 Reggae Singles charts on Hot 102FM.
"Torn", is the first single released from his debut album "Million Chance" and for the past few months has been on regular rotation on radio stations across the island, so much that it is also sits at number 2 on Stampede's Streets Charts. "Torn" has also gained popularity in other countries; it is now number 15 on the Caribbean top 30 music charts and spent 8 weeks at number one on Canada’s Rebel Vibez top 10 charts.
Tony Anthony's "Million Chance" album is also creating a huge buzz worldwide, it is presently number 2 on Richie B's Top 10 album charts, it just made its debut on the South Florida and New York reggae album charts and has garnered a lot of interest in Europe. Earlier this year the album debuted at number five in the Netherlands reputed Reggae Vibes magazine Top 50 recommended albums. The second single released from the album "Bad News" is already receiving regular airplay and great reviews.
OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart
TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label
01 - 02 - (06) Gaza Slim ft Vybz Kartel - One Man -- Adidjaheim/Notnice
02 - 01 - (12) Elephant Man feat Bounty Killer - This Is How We Do It -- CR203Records - (2wks@#1)
03 - 06 - (06) Fambo ft. Beenie Man - Drinking Rum & Red Bull - Seanizzle Records
04 - 03 - (09) Vybz Kartel - Clarks Pt 2 (Clarks Again) -- Head Concussion
05 - 08 - (04) Khago - Nah Sell Out -- Seanizzle Records
06 - 09 - (05) Vybz Kartel ft Russian - Jeans N Fitted -- Head Concussion Records
07 - 07 - (08) Andrew & Wada Blood - Irie - Deewaan
08 - 04 - (15) Mavado - Gal A Mad Ova -- Di Genius
09 - 05 - (15) Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan & Gaza Slim Clarks - CR203/Adidjaheim/Notnice - (3wks@#1)
10 - 13 - (05) Wayne Marshall ft Mavado - My Heart -- Yard Vybz/Off Limits
11 - 12 - (03) Vybz Kartel - Touch A Button Nuh
12 - 14 - (04) Beenie Man - I’m Ok - Seanizzle Records
13 - 15 - (04) Tiana - Inna 2010' - Cashflow Records
14 - 11 - (14) Mavado - House Top - Rose Gold Ent - (1wk@#1)
15 - 11 - (15) Richie Loop - My Cupp - Big Yard Music
Sean Kingston makes the most of his Reggae heritage and his rapping abilities, like in his phenomenal Beautiful Girls
By ALLAN MOSES R.
The city fell into a dance trance and stepped up to groove with Jamaican-American Reggae fusion singer and rapper Sean Kingston as he rapped his way into the hearts of Bangaloreans. Here in Bangalore as part of a four-city tour across India the 20-year-prodigy had the crowd screaming for more as he performed to a packed audience at Hard Rock Café in a concert organise by Bacardi.
Touring the country for the first time, Sean finds the subcontinent a place of talent. “India's music is quite popular and is a great place for young artistes to come up. Personally it feels good to come here and do shows for crowds with so much energy,” said an enthusiastic Sean.
Born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Sean grew up in an atmosphere of music.
“Singing since I was six, I found life taking me into the realm of music and it was no surprise that my family supported me all through,” he recalled. The young boy wonder also had the music vibe in his blood being the grandson of reputed Jamaican reggae producer Lawrence Lindo.
For the fourth time running, singer Alaine has made it onto the popular Strictly The Best compilation series.
Her sultry ballad You Are Me which she wrote and produced (released on her 1 Thirty 1 Records imprint), is featured on Volume 42 of the long running compilation.
Strictly The Best which culls the year's biggest hits and future hits, is released annually by VP Records.
In a release to the media, Alaine who recently signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications giant LIME, said she was grateful to be a part of a tradition of great music.
Said Alaine, "Just to have a song that I produced, wrote and sang, and for it to be featured on such a prestigious compilation series, means a lot to me".
Strictly The Best Volume 42 will be released on December 7 stateside.
Alaine's previous releases that have been included on the Strictly The Best series were Wine (Volume 35), Deeper (Volume 36), and Sincerely (Volume 38).
Serani's career continues on an upward path as his dancefloor smash "Skip to My Luu," featuring Ding Dong and Razz n Biggy, has been added to daytime rotation on America's #1 radio station HOT 97 in New York.
Its a phenomenal feat for Serani as its his third single to get added to mainstream daytime radio in the US in the last 2 years, following on from the Billboard-charting No Games and She Loves Me.
"it really is all about hard work," said Serani. "I've been putting in the groundwork over the last two years, constantly being out there on the road. We've been working Skip for a while at radio and now its paying off. HOT 97 always shows Reggae and Dancehall a lot of love and kudos to them for introducing Dancehall records to the mainstream."
Skip to My Luu is a fun track based off the dance of the same name that was #1 in Jamaica earlier this year and still a staple at dances across the globe. It crossed into American clubs over the last couple of months and was then picked up by US radio. Skip to My Luu was produced by top tier production trio DASECA.
Reggae singer Tarrus Riley recently completed what could be said is his best music video to date. Riley teamed up with US based video director Rik Cordero to work on the video for Superman, a track on his most recent album Contagious.
Superman has been generating strong buzz across the Caribbean and this prompted Riley’s decision to shoot a video.
In a release to the media, Riley outlined his reasons for deciding to work the US based director. "Rik is friends with one of my friends Mabricio Wilson (owner of the Futbulr clothing line) and he suggested that I try a different look for my next video", said Riley.
He added "Superman has been doing well in the Caribbean islands for over a year now, so based on the feedback from the fans, I decided to get the video done. Persons who are not familiar with the song will get to know it".
Wake the town and tell the people. Culture has returned to the reggae music scene with a bang.
Fifth Element Records hosted a highly successful ‘Culture in the City’ event over the Halloween weekend in the United States. The two day celebration, which marked the tenth anniversary of the successful recording outfit, kicked off with the first event being held on Saturday, October 30 at the C-Pac in Brooklyn. The second concert was held the following night at Macedonia Hall in Mount Vernon, New York.
While the first concert in Brooklyn failed to attract a huge crowd, there were high energy performances from all the artistes. However, on the second night, a packed venue full of cheering fans at the Macedonia Hall greeted the artistes and they did not disappoint.
Veteran singer John Holt was in scintillating form, wowing the audience with a steady stream of hit songs from his superb catalogue. Members of the audience jumped out of their seats to dance to huge hits like "Stealing", "Love I Can Feel", “Ali Baba”, the pro-marijuana ‘Police in Helicopter’ and "If I Were A Carpenter". After performing for about 15 minutes, he even paused to take requests, belting out ‘Wear You to the Ball’, a song from his stint with the Paragons, a capella much to the delight of the female fans.
The party anthem which collectively features the vocal flexes of Busy Signal and Scikron Recording Richie Loop and D-Major released in September has been steadily creeping its way onto the airwaves, clubs and weekly events. With the official video release pending this weekend into next week, it is quite amazing the numerous amount of existing fan videos on social networks such as Facebook and YouTube, amassing well over to thirty Thousand (30,000) views thus far. The call for an official video has been heard, and this weekend will unleash such a request by the trio.
The video shoot which was done last week by female director Nordia Rose hopes to bring to the forefront just what the song says, a high energy performance by all three artistes depicting how much they enjoy the track, as well as the entire crew bringing the song to life (video) in a simple yet fun setting. She assures the viewers that, "the final product when completely edited and approved, fans will see of all three artistes having fun by listening the song and watching the video alike." She believes that the fans will feel closer to the respective artistes, as the visual imaging will give of the kind of vibe that the trio is performing not only to them but for them in the same breath.
The Jamaica Star calls it "a gritty street banger par excellence" while youtubers have managed to play it nearly 30,000 times since its release the evening of November 2 and it has spread to over 300 (and rapidly rising) websites and blogs and is already enjoying wide airplay. Vibe.com says, "Jah Cure and the SoBe family dropped the week's hottest heatrock" while Reggae.com echoes Cure's lyric, "We don't need no visas to come thru your speakers" in its praise of the tune.
TO LISTEN Jah Cure's Like I See It ft Rick Ross & Mavado CLICK HERE
The James Beard production released by SoBe Entertainment/Maybach Music Group and distributed digitally by Zojak World Wide includes versions with tough talking rapper Rick Ross as well as 'Gully Gad' Mavado, in addition to the pure Cure (both radio and explicit cuts). The single is a precursor to Cure's next album, World Cry, due out early next year.
Download Like I See It on iTunes now.
Reggae Ambassador Etana, one of Jamaica’s most sought after reggae musicians is currently on tour in Europe. Majority of the venues she plays to, have been packed to capacity and receiving rave reviews. The tour kicked off in Amsterdam to thousands of supporters and reggae music lovers. She shares the stage with other reigning international reggae acts, Gyptian and Busy Signal.
The singing sensation has developed a sturdy fan-base in Europe where tracks from her debut album, “The Strong one” are still in high rotation. “Free”, “August Town”, “Blessings”, “Roots” and “I Am Not Afraid”, have been favorites for patrons. The down to earth songstress has her audience singing along word for word, raising the level of exuberance to the sold out shows. Though humble, Etana is delighted with the responses received, based on the comments she posts to her following on Twitter and Facebook. The over 77,000 Facebook fan page members are updated with her every move, as she shares photos and links to watch recorded footage of her journey. The singer has a down to earth approach towards the group that she opens up to. She has grown attached to the group that is privy to her personal thoughts and closed circuit photos while on tour.
The singer admits, "It’s a wonderful experience once again being on the road and I look forward to a bigger and better next year". The good vibes and energy from the shows continues to Rome, Rimini, Venice, Linz, Vienna, Slovenia, Tirol, Bienne and Zurich. Upon completing the tour Etana gets ready to drop her highly anticipated, sophomore album Free Expressions due early 2011.
“Bredda me love you ; sister me love you; Mama me love you …” reggae singer I-Octane croons in his latest single which speaks, not just to his love for family and friends, but in true I-Octane style, also embraces his “enemies”.
Entitled One Love, the single is set to become I-Octane’s theme song to carry him through to the rest of this year and into 2011 and seems a natural sequel to the lessons learnt from his monster hit, Lose A Friend. Whereas Lose A Friend laments the death of someone closedear, One Love declares the importance of telling the person ‘I love you’ because” mi nuh know when Pharisees a go dun dem”.
According to the singer, he felt compelled to write these lyrics and the lyrics just poured out. “Love is an awesome feeling and if you believe in word, sound and power, you will understand the importance of saying the words ‘I love you’ out aloud,” I-Octane says of the single One Love.
“Love is something we can never get too much of or get tired of hearing … as long as there is sincerity to the words,” he added.
By Secret Agent
Dancehall giant Bounty Killer along with former police officer, Calis Bowen appeared in Gun Court yesterday which marks the beginning of their gun trial.
Both men face charges of unlawful wounding and illegal possession of firearm for an incident which took place in September 2007 on St. Lucia Ave in New Kingston.
According to reports the victim who’s an off duty police officer was travelling along St. Lucia Avenue when he pounced upon a roadblock which was consisted of several vehicles. The off duty officer then flash his headlamp several times signaling for them to move their vehicles. The situation however got out of control with the men attacking the officer.
The off duty officer also reported that several shots were echoed; he also stated that a gun was pointed in his face by Mr. Rodney Pryce AKA Bounty Killer.
Reggae star Buju Banton's retrial for buying cocaine from a police officer has been moved to February. U.S. District James Moody, originally scheduled Banton's trial for December, granted a motion by the defense to move the case to February but has yet to announce a specific date. Moody declared a mistrial last month after jurors were not able to reach a verdict on the case.
Banton, born Mark Myrie, was arrested last December and accused of conspiring to purchase five kilos of cocaine from an undercover officer in Sarasota, Fla. He has been held without bail ever since, but is hoping to be let free pending the beginning of the new trial.
While prosecutors maintain that he is guilty of attempting to purchase the contraband, Banton's lawyer claims that he is the victim rather than the criminal, siting the sting operation as an entrapment conspiracy, set-up by the U.S. government. "In addition to refusing to disclose the identity, the government has refused to identify the prior cases in which he has been involved, the outcomes of those cases, the amount of money he has earned making cases for the government, or even the amount he has been paid (or expects to be paid) in this case," Banton's lawyer argued in a previous statement.
If released, Banton is hoping to spend the holidays with his family.
This is not the first time they have collaborated musically as their first track "One Man" was a chart topper in 2005 and "You're my first" in 2010. "Time of my life" sees both artiste singing about being together and how they are having a great time in their relationship.
According to Beenie Man, "It’s a song for anyone that ever had relationship problems, but always seem to find themselves back together. So its just about showing gratitude and making that person feel appreciated ". He further went on to say "working with D'Angel is always a good vibe because she is very talented and passionate about her music".When contacted, D'Angel chuckled then said "I've always enjoyed working with Beenie Man, he's a perfectionist and he brings out the best in my vocals. Beenie is just a workaholic which reminds me a little about myself". She also revealed that a video is already in the pipeline but she won’t disclose much about it at this time.
D'Angel & Beenie Man will be appearing together on serveral shows over the Christmas season including "GT Taylor's: Christmas Extravaganza" & "Teen Splash" just to name a few.
TO WATCH PUSH OVER CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW
Storming back to the forefront with effortless "swag" is musical sensation Danielle. She makes a bold statement with her new release, "Push Over". The up-tempo track is produced by world renowned music legends, Sly & Robbie. The infectious beat fuses elements of house, dancehall and rhythmic dance music topped with seductive vocals. Already, the track has received excellent feedback, thus sparking the need for a first world music video to capitalize on the audios emerging success.
Ace music video director Gareth Cobran merged forces with photographic director, William Richards to create a fairy tale imagery bringing, "Push Over" to life. Cobran decided upon an old world Venetian theme. Scenes captured in the video show the leading lady playing a madam role in her boudoir, clad in sexy, glamorized ensembles. The lady of the house was catered to by servants who poured wine and bath water to her comfort. In their mistress’ absence they were not shy to bust a move to the high energy beats.