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ROOTS SINGER DANN-I, HUNTS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION!

ROOTS SINGER DANN-I, HUNTS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION!

Dann-I— In a move to establish himself in markets outside of Jamaica, reggae singer Dann-I recently signed a deal with New York-based Donsome Booking Agency. The company, which has veteran reggae singer Marcia Griffiths on its roster, has been actively promoting its charges on the international scene. “With Donsome Booking Agency now handling my affairs, I am looking to capitalize on what I have yet to accomplish as a professional recording artiste that is gaining more international … Read entire article »

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WITH NEW SONG “JAH LISTENING”, CHUCK FENDA TAKES AIM AT GUNMEN!

WITH NEW SONG “JAH LISTENING”, CHUCK FENDA TAKES AIM AT GUNMEN!

Chuck Fenda— Chuck Fenda recently released his anti-crime record ‘Jah Listening’, and, in a matter of weeks, the record has already picked up momentum on local radio and at local parties. According to the artiste, who had his controversial anti-rape social commentary record Gash Dem banned over five years ago, Jah Listeningis just as brazen, as it takes aim at gunmen. However, due to the current … Read entire article »

BERES HAMMOND, SIZZLA, BEENIE MAN, AND POPCAAN, MADE DUDPLATES FOR RIHANNA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!

BERES HAMMOND, SIZZLA, BEENIE MAN, AND POPCAAN, MADE DUDPLATES FOR RIHANNA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!

By Shereita Grizzle— Beres Hammond— Bajan superstar Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty celebrated her 30th birthday last Tuesday, and, as expected, a huge bash was held to mark the milestone. With the star always professing her love for Jamaican music, it was probably no surprise that a few local entertainers were called upon to be a part of the occasion. A special surprise dubplate was created for … Read entire article »

BUJU BANTON’S CO-DEFENDANT IAN THOMAS, 51, IS ARRESTED AGAIN FOR MONEY LAUNDERING!

BUJU BANTON’S CO-DEFENDANT IAN THOMAS, 51, IS ARRESTED AGAIN FOR MONEY LAUNDERING!

Buju Banton– One of the men who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in a case that involved Buju Banton has again been arrested. Ian Thomas, 51, was arrested in Florida on February 16 on three charges, including money laundering and unlawful use of a communications device. Thomas, who Buju said he knew since he was 19, was arrested in 2009 along with … Read entire article »

THIS WEEKEND, LT. STITCHIE TO DO CHARITABLE CONCERTS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF LAST SUMMER’S HURRICANES!

THIS WEEKEND, LT. STITCHIE TO DO CHARITABLE CONCERTS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF LAST SUMMER’S HURRICANES!

The Dancehall Governor and Pastor, Lt. Stitchie, is putting the Word into action when makes charitable and humanitarian appearances on three events from 23rd – 25th February, in St. Thomas UVI. He will be partnering with Dr. George Phillips, Senior Pastor of the Assembly of God Church  and Gospel Artiste and Pastor, Trinidad &Tobago’s Terrence Baynes, in an effort to … Read entire article »

RESPECTED ENGINEER BARRY O’HARE TO BE HONORED BY THE JAMAICA REGGAE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25!

RESPECTED ENGINEER BARRY O’HARE TO BE HONORED BY THE JAMAICA REGGAE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON— Engineer Barry O’Hare will be recognized for his contribution to the reggae industry at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Awards ceremony set for Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Sunday. (Photo: Steve James) — For as long as he can remember, Barry O’Hare has wanted to to be involved in music and audio engineering. Today, he is one of … Read entire article »

SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SHAUNA DAZZLE, RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE “TEK IT!”

SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SHAUNA DAZZLE, RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE “TEK IT!”

    One of reggae’s best kept secrets is now exposed. Singer, songwriter, musician and sound engineer, Shauna “Dazzle” is a total package coming at you; and, for added value, include beauty and brains to describe this stunning law school graduate. Her rich and vibrant voice was recognized by legendary reggae producer Willie Lindo, who produced her popular debut single, “Live In Harmony.” The South … Read entire article »

A GUIDE TO THE LEGENDARY CATALOG OF STUDIO ONE RECORDS!

A GUIDE TO THE LEGENDARY CATALOG OF STUDIO ONE RECORDS!

By Lloyd Bradley—-   Inset image – Bob Marley and the Wailers. When, in the late 1950’s, naturally curious and open-minded sound system owner Clement “Coxsone” Dodd supplemented the imported records that comprised his DJ set with a smattering of recordings he’d produced himself, his intention was to grow Jamaican music. In his first dabblings in record production, he poured jazz influences onto … Read entire article »

MEET THE 18-YEAR-OLD KOFFEE, MAKING WAVES ON THE JAMAICAN MUSIC SCENE!

MEET THE 18-YEAR-OLD KOFFEE, MAKING WAVES ON THE JAMAICAN MUSIC SCENE!

Koffee is fast becoming one of the most spoken about stars coming out of Jamaica, and aged just 18, it seems her time has come… By Seani B—  BE HUMBLE: Koffee is not letting the hype affect her growing career as an artist— NEW TALENT excites me. The ability to see an artist develop and flourish, then fulfil their potential is a beautiful thing. As … Read entire article »

THE FAMILY OF SLAIN 14-YEAR OLD TIANNA CLARKE, APPEALS TO THE PUBLIC FOR ASSISTANCE IN BURIAL EXPENSES!

THE FAMILY OF SLAIN 14-YEAR OLD TIANNA CLARKE, APPEALS TO THE PUBLIC FOR ASSISTANCE IN BURIAL EXPENSES!

Tianna Clarke—   The family of Tianna Clarke, the 14-year old girl whose body was found in an abandoned house in Granville, St James, last Saturday, is seeking the public’s assistance to cover her burial expenses. Her grandmother Daphane Bent said the family has identified a package that will cost $195,000, however, the relatives cannot afford it. They are urging persons to contribute via … Read entire article »