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US embassy promises to reveal information on artistes' visa denials Published October 31, 2016

The United States Embassy in Kingston has said that it will release information on specific visa denial cases involving several Jamaican artistes if the entertainers waive their privacy rights. Waiving these rights would make the information regarding the denial of…

U.S. Embassy Says Anti-Gay Lyrics Don’t Affect Artists Visas Published October 27, 2016

Anti-gay lyrics among reggae/dancehall artists is not to be blamed for U.S. visa woes, at least that is what the embassy in Kingston is saying. Dancehall artists have been dealing with visa woes for several years and anti-gay lyrics have…

Son of Big Youth, Tafari, hits Billboard Published October 26, 2016

Recording artiste Tafari, son of reggae veteran Big Youth, has debuted at number nine on the Billboard Reggae album chart with his sophomore album Desire Fulfilled. The album contains 15 tracks and has been released by Tafari’s RUD3 Music LLC…

Suge Knight files lawsuit claiming Dr Dre hired hitman to kill him Published October 25, 2016

Controversial Hip Hop figure, Marion “Suge” Knight, has reportedly launched a lawsuit against Dr. Dre claiming that he hired a hitman to kill him, over supposed shares in his Beats By Dre deal with Apple. According to reports, Suge knight…

Louie Rankin Send Message To Vybz Kartel In response To single "Round Corna"- Published October 21, 2016

Famous Shotta and Belly movie star Louie Rankin was not pleased with Vybz Kartel recent single titled 'Roun Corna'. 'Roun Corna' is labeled as a 'diss song' directed at Mavado throughout social media. At the beginning of the single you…

Lee Scratch Perry Says Kartel Is The Greatest Dancehall & Reggae Artist Published October 21, 2016

Legendary Grammy award-winning record producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry has declared that Vybz Kartel is the best deejay of all time. According to the legend, he is hoping Vybz Kartel will be released from prison and be given the chance to…

Another Artist Departs Downsound Records Published October 21, 2016

Entertainer Nature Ellis has severed ties with DownSound Records. In a WhatsApp message, the “World Peace” singer stated, “I am no longer a member of DownSound Records; matters beyond my control.” Nature Ellis is the latest entertainer to have separated…

Peter Tosh Museum Opens To VIP Crowd Published October 21, 2016

It was a star-studded affair on Wednesday night as scores of specially invited guests turned up at Pulse’s home on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston for the VIP launch of the Peter Tosh Museum. Among the guests were Prime Minister…

Montano responds to rumours that he was arrested at JFK Airport on Cocaine charges Published October 20, 2016

Soca superstar Machel Montano is refuting reports that he was arrested in New York at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday after allegedly attempting to smuggle twenty kilograms of cocaine. The rumors started circulating on Thursday after an…

Shabba's mother shouts hallelujah after dancehall icon gets national award Published October 19, 2016

Shabba Rank's mother Constantine 'Mama Christie' Christie said she is sitting on cloud nine right now in celebration of her son being conferred with the Order of Distinction for his contribution to music. "I am overjoyed! I'm overwhelmed! I feel…

Preparations for Peter Tosh underway Published October 18, 2016

Major plans are underway to celebrate the life and legacy of the great Peter Tosh. The highlight of the five-day festivity includes the launch of the Peter Tosh Museum which will commemorate what would have been Tosh’s 72nd birthday on…

We didn't cut Spice's set - Organizers claim innocence after artiste's shocking outburst Published October 18, 2016

The organisers of the Rio Sports Gala and Awards ceremony have denied interrupting the set of dancehall artiste Spice last Saturday night. The deejay prematurely ended her performance at the National Indoor Sports Centre, and blasted organisers on Sunday hinting…

Jah Cure gives Haiti helping hand Published October 17, 2016

The “Help 4 Haiti Charity Drive” a project of the San Fernando City Council (SFCC) in conjunction with several non governmental organizations and the San Fernando Volunteer Network got an international boost on Saturday night with large foodstuff donation from…

King Turbo ‘Clenches’ World Clash Title Published October 13, 2016

Within the corridors of Queens, New York's second most populous borough, amidst a damp fall night, one of Jamaica's oldest music art forms came to life. Incredibly, the rich art of sound clash (an intense competition between sounds/DJs specializing in…

“Martin” star Tommy Ford dead at 52 Published October 13, 2016

Actor Tommy Ford, who starred in the hit television series “Martin,” died yesterday(October 12) at the age of 52 after being hospitalized since Sunday. Ford famously played Martin Lawrence’s best friend on the “Martin” TV show for five seasons. He…

Mavado releases new Vybz Kartel diss song, reigniting Gully/Gaza feud Published October 13, 2016

Mavado has released a brand new diss track aimed at incarcerated Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel titled ‘Brawla’ reigniting their previous Gully versus Gaza feud. The JA Productions track comes days after the self-proclaimed ‘Worl Boss’ released a diss track for…

Gabrielle Union sues BET over ‘Mary Jane’ contract breach Published October 12, 2016

Gabrielle Union is suing Black Entertainment Television, alleging the cable network wants to combine the fourth and fifth seasons of her series “Being Mary Jane” into a single season of 20 episodes in an effort to extend her contract. The…

Rick Ross attempts to mount a horse Published October 11, 2016

Rapper Rick Ross was captured mounting a horse.    Many would have thought this would have been a hard feat the the rapper, but he did well.

Update on Vybz Kartel’s appeal, deejay yet to start process Published October 11, 2016

Incarcerated Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel is yet to start his appeal process after he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. According to sources close to the case, the ‘Fever’ deejay’s legal team is…

Usain Bolt set to release all-access documentary 'I Am Bolt' Published October 11, 2016

Olympic champion Usain Bolt is no stranger to the bright lights. However, a new documentary about the star sprinter is set to reveal the hard graft that goes into the six-time Olympic champion’s every day preparation ahead of the Rio…

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