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BUNNY WAILER, BERES HAMMOND AMONG FOUR ARTISTS TO RECEIVE KEYS TO KINGSTON’S CITY!

BUNNY WAILER, BERES HAMMOND AMONG FOUR ARTISTS TO RECEIVE KEYS TO KINGSTON’S CITY!

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer   IN celebration of International Reggae Day on July 1, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will present the Keys to the City to four artists on a date to be announced. They are Bunny Wailer, Ernie Smith, Marcia Griffiths, and Beres Hammond. The decision was made at a KSAMC council meeting in downtown Kingston on Tuesday. Jamaica Labor Party Councilor Tosha Schwapp of the Stony Hill Division, who moved the resolution, described … Read entire article »

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JAY Z MET WITH KARTEL’S LAWYER WHILE IN JAMAICA!

JAY Z MET WITH KARTEL’S LAWYER WHILE IN JAMAICA!

So, last week we (Zipcode) broke the story that Jay Z was in Jamaica and that he was here making music with his business partner Damian Jr Gong Marley and veteran reggae singer, Sister Nancy… According to gossip site Tropix, Jay Z met with Christian Tavares-Finson (who is a part of Vybz Kartel’s legal team)… the claims are that Tavares gave Jay Z insight into the case and that Jay Z has been assisting with Kartel’s … Read entire article »

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KINGSTON BACKS THE PROPOSAL TO RENAME MONTEGO BAY’S “HIP STRIP” TO “JIMMY CLIFF BOULEVARD!”

KINGSTON BACKS THE PROPOSAL TO RENAME MONTEGO BAY’S “HIP STRIP” TO “JIMMY CLIFF BOULEVARD!”

CLIFF… internationally recognized reggae star — GLOUCESTER Avenue, Montego Bay’s famous Hip Strip, is to be renamed Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in honor of one of Jamaica’s most talented reggae artists. The St James Municipal Corporation council meeting in April voted in favor of the renaming. The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, at its council meeting on Tuesday, noted its support for the St James resolution seeking to rename Gloucester Avenue. The resolution described James Chambers, better known as … Read entire article »

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SELECTOR CHUCKY 4 STAR, REFUSES TO USE “OBEAH” TO BEAT DRUG CHARGE!

SELECTOR CHUCKY 4 STAR, REFUSES TO USE “OBEAH” TO BEAT DRUG CHARGE!

By Curtis Campbell— Chunky 4 Star Popular selector Chunky 4 Star has been freed of drug charges, and is ready to take his career to the next level. The selector, who rose to prominence under the wings of Foota Hype, said the four years he spent battling the Jamaican justice system was the worst experience of his entire life. During his predicament, he was unable to travel, and this resulted in the depletion of his income, especially since he … Read entire article »

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TEARFUL SEND OFF FOR ARTHUR ‘BUNNY’ ROBINSON!

TEARFUL SEND OFF FOR ARTHUR ‘BUNNY’ ROBINSON!

By Marcia Rowe   Family, friends and well-wishers turned out recently to say farewell to the remarkable Arthur Ashbourn Robinson, more affectionately called ‘Bunny’. Holding back tears, in some instances, they delivered tributes in poems, anecdotes and songs for a loved one who died just before his 82nd birthday, on May 9, 2017. The well-organized thanksgiving service for the consummate Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) member was held at the North Street Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church … Read entire article »

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MORGAN HERITAGE’s “AVARAKEDABRA” ALBUM, HOLDS NO.1 FOR THE SECOND WEEK!

MORGAN HERITAGE’s “AVARAKEDABRA” ALBUM, HOLDS NO.1 FOR THE SECOND WEEK!

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 20 ALBUMS/CD’S (NY)          6/9/17 Second week in the top spot. TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                                 LABEL 1 1          3          AVARAKEDABRA  (2)        MORGAN HERITAGE  CTBC MUSIC GROUP 2 2          8          Rush                                        Karen Smith                            Heavy Beat Records 3 3          7          Reconnect                               Jabez                                       Tad’s Records 4 6          6          Good Day Riddim                   Various Artists                         Gysai Records 5 8          5          Season Change Riddim           Various Artists                         Berta Records 6 4          10        Be Yourself                              Bugle                                       Lock City Records 7 7          7          Sweet Lyde Riddim                 Various Artists                         … Read entire article »

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GOSPEL ARTIST STITCHIE AFFECTED BY NEW TRAVEL RULES!

GOSPEL ARTIST STITCHIE AFFECTED BY NEW TRAVEL RULES!

NEW YORK, USA — New immigration rules imposed by the Donald Trump Administration prevented dancehall deejay-turned-gospel act Stitchie from performing in New York on Sunday. He was part of a group of entertainers — including Sister Carol, and Mutabaruka — who were scheduled to perform at a show at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. Stichie, whose real name is Cleve Laing, took the stage and explained to thousands of fans that he was “unable to obtain a … Read entire article »

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SKIP MARLEY NOMINATED FOR BET AWARD!

SKIP MARLEY NOMINATED FOR BET AWARD!

Skip has been nominated in the category International Viewer’s Choice. Skip Marley scored his first international collaboration with American Pop Singer Katy Perry, to become the first Marley to earn a top 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, when their collab ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ debuted at Number 3. Fans can vote online by using the hashtag #IPickSkipMarley on Instagram and Twitter. The 2017 BET Awards will air live on BET on Tuesday June 27. … Read entire article »

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BOLT TO FEATURE IN PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 GAME!

BOLT TO FEATURE IN PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 GAME!

He will officially hang up his spikes after the 2017 World Championship in August but track and field superstar Usain Bolt will not be slowing down anytime soon. Bolt took to his official Instagram page today to announce that come September, he will be a character in the latest version of Pro Evolution Soccer. “Anything Is Possible I Don’t Think Limits #PES2018,” Bolt wrote. Bolt’s character will be available to Pro Evolution Soccer players after Konami, the game’s … Read entire article »

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KAREN SMITH’s “RUSH” HOLDS NO.1 FOR THE THIRD WEEK ON THE SOUTH FLORIDA ALBUM CHART!

KAREN SMITH’s “RUSH” HOLDS NO.1 FOR THE THIRD WEEK ON THE SOUTH FLORIDA ALBUM CHART!

THE SOUTH FLORIDA TOP 15 ALBUMS/CD’s CHART                       6/9/17 TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                     LABEL 1 1          12        RUSH  (3)                               KAREN SMITH       HEAVY BEAT RECORDS 2 3          9          Reconnect                               Jabez                           Tad’s Records 3 5          6          Man Next Door                       Various Artists             Poorman Red Hills 4 4          10        Sweet Lyfe Riddim                 Various Artists             Crown International 5 10        3          Avarakedabra                          Morgan Heritage         CTBC Music Group 6 6          4          Season Change Riddim           Various Artists             Berta Records 7 7          5          The Return Of The Melodians   The Melodians         Upstairs … Read entire article »

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