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GUEST RUNDOWNS

Postings from special guest contributors. From commentaries, to higher reasonings, to just running-off the mouth. “Everybody has an opinion!”

UPCOMING DANCEHALL ARTIST PROPALLY, KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT!

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July 30, 2014
UPCOMING DANCEHALL ARTIST PROPALLY, KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT!

  The entertainment community was once again thrown into a state of disarray after news broke that another entertainer had been killed. According to preliminary information gathered upcoming Dancehall artist ‘Propally’ was killed in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The artist whose given name is Samora Grey met his untimely demise last Saturday (July 26th) in the...
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GYPTIAN GETS ROMANTIC ON NEW SINGLE “DAGGER THRU MY HEART!”

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July 29, 2014
GYPTIAN GETS ROMANTIC ON NEW SINGLE “DAGGER THRU MY HEART!”

  Singer Gyptian has teamed with Donsome Records LLC/Shadyhill Music for the single Dagger Thru My Heart.  The song was produced by Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson and Peter ‘Shady’ Harrison. In a release, Hanson explained that even though the song was recorded a few years ago, the track is now being mixed and mastered for...
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ROCK LEGEND MICK JAGGER MEETS CHRONIXX AT NEW YORK CITY’S SUMMERSTAGE CONCERT!

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July 29, 2014
ROCK LEGEND MICK JAGGER MEETS CHRONIXX AT NEW YORK CITY’S SUMMERSTAGE CONCERT!

  Jagger comes out for Chronixx— Mick Jagger has rubbed shoulders with prime reggae talent in his time — Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and now Chronixx. The Rolling Stones frontman was in the audience for Saturday’s SummerStage concert at Central Park in New York City, which Chronixx headlined with veteran roots singer Junior Reid....
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CHEZIDEK RELEASES HIS LATEST ALBUM “FREEDOM FIGHTERS!”

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July 28, 2014
CHEZIDEK RELEASES HIS LATEST ALBUM “FREEDOM FIGHTERS!”

By Erik Magni—- You know those ”Parental advisory – explicit lyrics” guidelines stamped on loads of hip-hop records? Well, you probably do. A version of that should be on every Chezidek album. It should read ”Extremely fragile – handle with care”. This is because of Chezidek’s voice. It’s high and instantly recognizable, but fragile as a vase....
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BERES HAMMOND, CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS, HEAD TO THE NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AUGUST 23!

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July 28, 2014
BERES HAMMOND, CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS, HEAD TO THE NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AUGUST 23!

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening of romantic, soulful reggae with long-reigning singer-songwriter Beres Hammond, Jamaica’s undisputed king of “lovers rock” and one of contemporary reggae’s most iconic stars. Featuring special guests Chaka Demus & Pliers Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8pm. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722).Beres Hammond is an artist whose music...
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TESSANNE CHIN TALKS ABOUT THE SOFT RELEASE OF HER DEBUT ALBUM “COUNT ON MY LOVE!”

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July 28, 2014
TESSANNE CHIN TALKS ABOUT THE SOFT RELEASE OF HER DEBUT ALBUM “COUNT ON MY LOVE!”

“Count on My Love” The season-five champ, who floored competitors with power ballads and reggae-rock songs under Adam Levine’s wing, remains hopeful about her debut album, “Count On My Love.” It’s been a “whirlwind” of a year for Tessanne Chin — in December, the season-five champ of The Voice won viewers over with power ballads and reggae-rock songs while under Adam...
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GOING BROKE? SEAN KINGSTON’S BENTLEY, MERCEDES BENZ, AND NOW LAMBORGHINI REPOSSESSED!

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July 28, 2014
GOING BROKE? SEAN KINGSTON’S BENTLEY, MERCEDES BENZ, AND NOW LAMBORGHINI REPOSSESSED!

By Urban Islandz Staff —  Sean Kingston fans are wondering if the reggae pop singer is going broke because another one of his pricey cars just got repossessed. According to TMZ, some repo guys swoop in on Sean Kingston’s white Lamborghini over the weekend while it was parked at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and took it away...
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“I LOVE JA” IS THE 2014 FESTIVAL SONG!

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July 28, 2014
“I LOVE JA” IS THE 2014 FESTIVAL SONG!

   By Rory Daley— Rushane ‘Deep Jahi’ Sanderson (left) won the 2014 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song competition on Saturday night with his entry I Love JA. Here he accepts his trophy from chairman of the JCDC Aston Cooke.— WITH his song I Love JA, Rushane Sanderson — 2012 Magnum Kings...
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JAMAICA’S SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT IN NEW BOOK!

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July 28, 2014
JAMAICA’S SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT IN NEW BOOK!

    Burning Spear – File By Shereita Grizzle– Back in April, the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles announced the introduction of a ground-breaking exhibition highlighting the sound system element of Jamaican music culture. Now, just a few months later, the country’s sound systems are back in the spotlight, following the publication of a...
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PLAYWRIGHT GINGER KNIGHT HEADS TO THE BIG SCREEN!

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July 27, 2014
PLAYWRIGHT GINGER KNIGHT HEADS TO THE BIG SCREEN!

   By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston— KNIGHT… eyeing a return to the big screen with his latest project– SINCE the late 1970s, Keith ‘Ginger’ Knight has been one of local theatre’s leading playwrights. But he says he always wanted to make movies. His 2005 comedy, Room For Rent, eventually became a movie, thanks to a contribution...
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