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Mavado Awarded Best International Reggae Act Published July 24, 2009

Dancehall singjay Mavado won big recently in New York at the seventh anniversary of the Urban Music Awards, copping the award for 'Best International Reggae Act.'  Held on July 17 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Mavado was among…

SEAN PAUL Shines on Good Morning America's Concert Series Published July 24, 2009

Sean Paul performed live before millions of tv viewers and fans on Friday, July 24 on Good Morning America.  Headlining the highly popular tv show's summer concert series, Sean Paul delivered an over-the-top performance at Rumsey Playfield in New York…

Number of Dancehall Artistes Frequenting Courthouse, Jail Increases Published July 23, 2009

With a number of entertainers singing behind bars and others making headlines not for their stage presence but for their criminal records, it's not difficult to see how dancehall could be seen in a negative light from outside interests. Dancehall artistes…

Capleton Blazes Toronto Published July 23, 2009

The original fireman himself, Capleton ripped downtown Toronto venue Koolhaus last weekend. An estimated 2,000 people were in attendance for the annual redemption show, which always goes down as the best in reggae that the city can offer. It was…

Australian Sound Added To Fully Loaded 2009 Lineup Published July 22, 2009

With just days to go before Fully Loaded 2009 goes down at the James Bond Beach in St. Mary, organizers of the event - Solid Agency - are confirming the introduction of yet another international sound system: An Australian sound…

Black Ryno Detained During Raid Published July 22, 2009

Portmore Empire deejay Blak Ryno and several men said to be affiliates and supporters of the Gaza movement were last Saturday detained in a police operation. It's understood that the Police decided to conduct a raid on the premises of Blitz…

Richie Feelings Attacked Published July 22, 2009

Former Stone Love selector turned artiste Richie Feelings is now on the recovery path following a vicious attack by thugs earlier this week at Uptown Monday in Kingston. Allegedly, the attack stems from an incident last week while Feelings was playing…

'Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae' Opens in Canada Published July 22, 2009

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, a documentary on the Jamaican beat that preceded reggae, will be released in Canada on Friday. The 90-minute film features interviews with some of the genre's leading performers and musicians. It premiered earlier this month at…

Jamrock Reggae Fest Sells Off Published July 21, 2009

With a milestone line up of Reggae’s greatest icons and an unprecedented marathon month of steady promotions that covered the NY Tri-State area from the streets, to the airwaves, to the internet, marketing andpromotions powerhouse SAIGE PR created the right…

Beenie Man, Dancehall's King for 30 Years and Running Published July 21, 2009

In the fickle world of entertainment where careers are launched and ended in a heartbeat, survival is the mantra of those who dare to endure the constantly changing environment of what it takes to sell records and keep fans interested. …

Sumfest Taps Jagra Wine to Sponsor Dancehall Night Published July 21, 2009

When Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest rolls around, it will be like none other in the festival's 17-year history. This year, Summerfest Productions presents the performances of artistes like Toni Braxton, Jazmine Sullivan, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Etana, Beenie Man, Lady…

Kingston in MoBay! - Sean launches new single this Friday Published July 20, 2009

International reggae-influenced recording artiste Sean Kingston will be coming to Jamaica to celebrate the release of his single Fire Burnin', which is off his brand-new album "Tomorrow".

Fully Loaded Set for Improvement Published July 15, 2009

After non-flattering reviews last year when the annual Fully Loaded was staged at its original venue of Fort Clarence beach in Portmore, the stage show has returned to James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary, with hopes of providing an…

Veteran DJs and Vintage Singers to Ignite IrieJamboree Published July 15, 2009

New York: Call him the "Bandelero" or simply "The Don." His name is Pinchers and it was his dapper outfits and mega hits "Agony," "Request Of Denise," "Bandelero" and "A Small World" which seduced female fans and made him the…

Bugle Releases New Video Published July 15, 2009

DASECA recording artiste Roy Thompson better known as Bugle has released yet another video; this for two of his latestsingles entitled 'Anything Goes & Summa Times', produced by ZJ Chrome of CR2O3 Production and Open Ear Music respectively.  The singjay…

Beenie Man Signs New Record Deal Published July 15, 2009

Popular hip hop portal allhiphop.com recently reported that dancehall deejay Beenie Man has signed a joint-venture deal with Brookland Entertainment/Universal Republic, a New York-based independent record label. Beenie Man was previously signed to Virgin Records,  and according to the report,…

Mavado Survives Car Accident Published July 14, 2009

Dancehall deejay Mavado and his manager Julian Jones-Griffith are counting their lucky stars after surviving a serious car accident over the weekend, while en route to an assignment in Negril, Westmoreland.  Apparently, the vehicle in which the two were travelling…

Spanner Banner Still Making Hits Published July 14, 2009

Singer Spanner Banner, a member of the talented Bonner brothers, which includes Pliers (of Chakademus and Pliers fame) andRichie Spice, says he is ready to reclaim his heritage. Spanner Banner. recorded his very first single Life Goes On, for legendary…

Tony Matterhorn, the Globetrotter Published July 14, 2009

Matterhorn has travelled to places unknown to most Jamaicans, mainly to select, but also to perform at shows such as IrieJamboree and Best of the Best, among others. According to Matterhorn, he has been to North America, South America, Europeand…

Degree is a Triple Threat Published July 14, 2009

Musically, dancehall artiste General Degree has been quiet locally but says he is upbeat about three significant things in his career currently. The deejay, who burst on to the music scene in the early '90s with Granny, has been busy promoting…
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