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Jamaica's Government Questions Music in Prisons Published March 3, 2017

STATE Minister for national security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jnr, says he has asked a legal team and the Commissioner of Corrections Ina Hunter to provide a clear understanding of the interpretation of the laws and regulations governing the production of…

International Acts, Week-long Events for BritJam Published March 3, 2017

The 2017 staging of Montego Bay's BritJam is shaping up to be one of the best yet as top international acts Ginuwine and Young M.A., are scheduled to perform at two of the parties during the week-long activities. The series of…

Sean Paul, Ambassador of Reggae and Dancehal Published March 3, 2017

As a proud ambassador of Reggae and dancehall, Sean Paul continues to tap into various genres of music, including EDM, soca, pop, afro-beat and Latin, becoming a strong reference internationally for Jamaican music. Having made history in 2014 with the…

Is Alaine Really Married? Published March 3, 2017

It took merely a handful of Instagram posts from Jamaican songbird Alaine and Kenyan gospel singer Willy Paul Msafi that set their social media spaces abuzz one week ago. The photographs and videos on their social media pages re-enforced with…

Chronixx Gets Set for 'Chronology' Tour and Album Published February 28, 2017

CHRONIXX is busy in New York preparing for his four-month-long tour of North America and the release of his upcoming album Chronology, which is set to hit the streets early March. As part of the promotions for the album, the…

Kaci Fennel Blasts Foota Hype Published February 28, 2017

Jamaican beauty queen Kaci Fennell has hit back at dancehall selector Oneil 'Foota Hype' Thomas after he accused her of degrading herself with her 'revealing' choice of carnival outfit.Fennel who posted a photograph yesterday before joining carnival celebrations drew the attention…

Jamaican Government Urged to Use Music, Events to Attract Tourists Published February 28, 2017

Former Member of Parliament and CEO of BOJ TV Kern Spencer is asking the Government of Jamaica to consider using music and events to attract more tourists. According to Spencer, sand and sea are not unique to Jamaica, since islands…

Rise of a New Generation: Skip Marley Published February 28, 2017

It may be hard to believe that it took the Marley's three generations to achieve a top 10 hit on the US, Billboard Hot 100 charts, but that's the reality. Bob Marley's grandson, Skip Marley, made history earlier this week…

War Erupts Between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj Published February 28, 2017

Two of the hottest Female Hip Hop MC’s are going head-to-head in what can be billed as one of the most captivating rap beefs in years. But what exactly ignited the hottest feud in hip-hop? Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma…

Jamaican politician Lisa Hanna responds to threats Published February 28, 2017

An array of attacks and threats have been hurled at former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna for her comments on convicted murderer Vybz Kartel producing music from behind prison bars. Her comments came in the wake of her firm…

David Rodigan Details Connection to Jamaican Music in New Book Published February 28, 2017

Pioneering British DJ David Rodigan is set to release his autobiography in March! Titled "My Life in Reggae," the good read channels his ties to Jamaican music and culture, going back to his youth in the 1960s. Rodigan first worked…

Judge Temporarily Lifts Stop Order Against Dancehall Artist Tommy Lee Sparta Published February 28, 2017

Dancehall artist Leroy Russell, BKA Tommy Lee Sparta, is among four persons who were scheduled to go on trial in the Home Circuit Court today on charges related to the lottery scam. The entertainer is charged with unlawful use of…

Cops claim ... Entertainers funding criminal activities Published February 17, 2017

The police yesterday painted a damning picture of some entertainers, saying they are using their money and influence to drive up crime figures in the country. "Several entertainers are people who are misguided. They have come in possession of wealth,…

Queen Latifah to be honored as an entertainment icon Published February 15, 2017

Queen Latifah will get the royal treatment at the upcoming American Black Film Festival Honors. The Oscar-nominated actress is set to receive the Entertainment Icon award at this year’s ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on Friday. The star…

Aidonia to build public computer lab for kids Published February 15, 2017

Dancehall artiste Aidonia is set to give back to the younger generation, after revealing plans to fund a public access computer lab for needy children in the Kingston area. The “Banga” deejay recently revealed plans to fund a facility that…

Police Superintendent objects to Alkaline’s release, deejay maintains innocence Published February 14, 2017

A Judge has ordered the release of Dancehall entertainer Alkaline by 6PM on Monday if the deejay isn’t charged in relation to the murder of Rohan “Head” Morris. The ruling was made Monday morning in the St Andrew parish court,…

Anthony Cruz 15-year-old daughter murdered in Florida Published February 14, 2017

Reggae Singer Anthony Cruz is mourning the death of his 15-year-old daughter, Shanice Smith and his baby mother. The two were killed by a man identified as 32-year-old Kevin Nelson on Monday at their home in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale. Nelson…

Reggae Sumfest Extends To One-Week Festival Published February 8, 2017

Following a successful staging of the refreshed Reggae Sumfest brand, Downsound Entertainment (DSE) has announced that the 25th staging of the festival is slated for Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting July 16 through to July 22. The weeklong festival of Jamaican…

Alkaline claims he’s not wanted in relation to murder, says the JCF is lying Published February 8, 2017

Dancehall artiste Alkaline is refuting the claims made by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that he is wanted for questioning in murder. On Tuesday the JCF announced in a press release that Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Branch Headquarters were…

‘Spine-tingling’ lost Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in a cellar Published February 6, 2017

A cache of lost Bob Marley recordings has been discovered after lying for more than 40 years in a damp London hotel basement. The 13 reel-to-reel, analogue master tapes were discovered in cardboard box files in a run-down hotel in…

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