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Andrew and Wadda Blood alongside Capleton in New York this weekend Published May 8, 2009

  Andrew and Wadda Blood seem to have a knack for recording 'hustling songs' which graduate to become hardcore street anthems in Jamaica. The superstar duo will be spitting their hits this weekend in Rochester, New York even as the…

20/20 Cricket Meets Rock Steady, Reggae and Dancehall at Jamalco Sports Complex Published May 8, 2009

When Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall meet in a massive show down on May 23rd at the Jamalco Sports Complex in Clarendon, it will be an entertainment phenomenon. Entertainers such as U-Roy, Leroy Sibbles, Ernie Smith, Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley,…

What's New Published May 7, 2009

This week on Irish and Chin, we show you highlights from Death Before Dishonor 6, and the Game Over clash between Beenie Man and Matterhorn. Chin talks about the upcoming clash between Bass Odyssey and Sentinel in his blog. We…

Freddie McGregor elected chairman of Reggae Industry Association Published May 7, 2009

Reggae artiste Freddie McGregor has been elected chairman of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA). He is joined by several other respected members of Jamaica's music industry on the board of the recently-formed association following their elections on Tuesday.

'Contagious' as 'Parables'? - Tarrus Riley not singing the follow-up blues Published May 7, 2009

THERE is a virus in the air. And no, it's not the swine flu. "I would love for everyone to get it. I want everyone to catch on to something positive," says singer Tarrus Riley, referring to his newest album,…

Kartel Served Summons Published May 6, 2009

Litigation has been set in motion against Adidjah Palmer, popularly known as Vybz Kartel, to recover a fee deposit and extract a public apology for his absence at the December 25 staging of Magnum GT Taylor's Christmas Extravaganza.

Collectors Spin, Selectors Swing Published May 5, 2009

The Vinyl Records Collectors Association of Jamaica (VRCAJ) will host Collectors Spin, Selectors Swing on Saturday May 9 at Curphey Place.

Ninja Man’s son charged for murder Published May 5, 2009

Members of the Major Investigation Task Force (MIT), have charged Janile Ballentine, the son of popular dancehall entertainer, Desmond "Ninja Man" Ballentine, with murder.

JARIA board of directors nominees selected Published May 5, 2009

Celebrated members of Jamaica's music industry, including Tony Rebel, King Jammys, Assassin, Queen Ifrica and Freddie McGregor, have been nominated to be on the board of the newly formed Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA).

Einstein Embarks On U.S. Tour Published May 5, 2009

Alliance deejay Einstein who has been at the center of numerous controversy in the past seems to be on a path to clean up his image as the deejay who once proclaimed himself to be the 'Gun Gad' his singing…

Spragga Benz Reaches Out Published April 30, 2009

For Deejay Spragga Benz, Saturday's Life Fest show at the Back Yaad venue in St Andrew is not just another live event. He says it is his way of helping to improve an area where Jamaican youth are struggling.

Usain Bolt to skip Jamaica meet following crash Published April 30, 2009

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has dropped out of a weekend track meet in Jamaica after being lightly injured in a car crash. Bolt, amazingly escaped serious injury last night after overturning his car in a road accident in Jamaica.

Sean Paul is 'So Fine' Published April 30, 2009

"So Fine", the new song from Sean Paul, made its debut online last week. According to the website, it is the appetizer for the deejay's new album, Imperial Blaze, which is scheduled to be released in August through VP/Atlantic…

Blackwell, Lewis lose millions - Times rich list Published April 29, 2009

'Ol' pirates, yes, they rob I.' That might very well be the tune being sung by Chris Blackwell, the music magnate who turned Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley into a superstar.

Promotor Denies Beenie embarassed Rihanna Published April 29, 2009

The promoter of Reggae On The Hill, Roger Hill, has denied claims that Jamaican deejay Beenie Man embarrassed Barbadian singer Rihanna at the event which was held Sunday night in Barbados at Farley Hill National Park .

Spice for Brooklyn Music Festival Published April 29, 2009

Dancehall's spicy vixen and real-life barbie doll will be joining the likes of the 'King of the Dancehall," the 'Gully Gaad' and the 'Energy God' as headliners of the Brooklyn Music Festival on Sunday, June 21st at Floyd Bennett Field…

Aidonia to Tour NY Published April 29, 2009

  Popular dancehall deejay Sheldon 'Aidonia' Lawrence is slated to headline a number of major shows in North America and the Caribbean in the coming days.

Beenie Man Disses Chris Brown Published April 28, 2009

Moses Davis aka Beenie Man the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall last Sunday raised a few eyebrows and unnerved some patrons during his performance at Reggae on the Hill concert in Barbados.

Buju Makes Controversial Statement Published April 28, 2009

The reknowned reggae artist was quoted in the Jamaica Observer expressing the view that Bob Marley is not the greatest Jamaican musician and that this fixation on the reggae icon has hurt the growth of the music.

Ras Penco Scores First #1 Published April 28, 2009

Reggae artist Ras Penco scores his first number one hit in Jamaica with the romantic ballad, "Thousand Miles," a poignant promise mimicking his life as a traveling musician far and wide, who vows to never break his loyalty to his…


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