Former Managing Director of Synergy Production, Ronnie Burke, is urging Jamaica's recording artistes to create more sustainable music that will be accepted in the global marketplace, and thus contribute to the economic development of the country.
"We have lost out a lot on marketing and overseas tours, because our dominant music is dancehall, which is not accepted in the traditional European festivals. What we have found in Europe, North America and the United Kingdom (UK), is that they simply don't understand what the DJs are saying and...
Dancehall artiste Mr Vegas has parted ways with his management Irish and Chin. Garfield 'Chin' Bourne of Irish and Chin said the parting of ways was a mutual one and he harbours no hard feelings for Vegas' decision. "The artiste said he wanted more control of his career. I still hold Vegas in high regard as an artiste and I wish him all the best," said Bourne.
Irish and Chin began working with Vegas in 2007. Their association yielded many accomplishments for Vegas, according to Bourne. 'Some of the achievements include taking the song Mus...
Studio engineer Freckles said that it was more than 10 years of pent-up frustration that caused him to attack and beat Rastafarian singer Luciano with a piece of metal pipe last week.
Friday at a gas station on Dunrobin Avenue, St Andrew, producer, songwriter and booking agent Freckles took a piece of iron and repeatedly beat singer Luciano, whose real name is Jepther McClymont, in retaliation for what he claims was an incident that took place in August 1998.
Freckles said his pent-up anger at Luciano has been brewing since he...
Word on the street is that Elephant man a borrow people song, them melody and most of all, them dance move and is like you forget to give the people back they things. Elephant man, if a true it can't continue so, cause them a say the new dance Sasa Step is not yours. they said it's Mundo Ravers originally create the dance and OverMars and QSean do the song. Remember that it's Ding Dong did do the original Badman Forward Badman Pullup and Nuh Linga and you tek it over. You also thief the Gully Creepa and a going on like a yours.
The murder of Shelly-Ann Gordon, a student of Frome Technical High School in Westmoreland, is the third tragic incident involving a student of that school in just under two weeks.
Gordon, 14, was found dead in bushes near her home after she was abducted from her house at Hatfield in the parish on Sunday.
According to her father, all four occupants of their house were at home about 9:30 p.m. when a gunman entered and demanded money. "Me tell him say me only have three hundred dollars, two one hundred and two fifty dollar and him take...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican regulators say they are forbidding all explicit references to sex and violence over the airwaves.
The new rules from the island's broadcast commission ban any song or music video that depicts sexual acts or glorifies gun violence, murder, rape or arson.
The Saturday announcement follows a Feb. 6 ban that specifically targeted dancehall tunes and videos depicting "daggering" — a dance style popular among Jamaican youth that features pelvic grinding simulating sex.
The celebrity Web site TMZ, which posted the photo Thursday night, did not explain its origin. The site wrote only that it was taken after an altercation between platinum-selling singer and her boyfriend, fellow pop star Chris Brown.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton acknowledged Friday afternoon that the photo could prove embarrassing to the woman pictured, a view shared by some advocates for abused women. But in the welts and marks on the face of the woman in the photo, some also saw a teaching moment.
Dancehall's First lady" D'Angel will be making a special guest appearance alongside the reigning "King of the Dancehall" Beenie Man at the inaugural staging of the Belize Reggae Fest Series. The brainchild of U.S. based promoters Triple T Productions and Nuff Muzik Productions, the series is set to launch on Saturday, March 7th at the new venue, the Civic Center in Belize City.
D'Angel is set to make her Belize debut with her hit single "Stronger".D'Angel, who was crowned 'Female Singjay of the Year' at the Excellence in Music and...
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“Beenie Man a di biggest hypocrite, laugh an’ skin teeth wid man like him an’ dem a fren wen him in front a dem, but chat a bag tings behine dem back,” says Ninja Man.
“When mi a kill people mi nuh haffi have nuh hit song. Mi use on the spot lyrics an’ kill people,” says Ninja Man who is responding to comments recently made by Beenie Man on CVM’s On Stage entertainment programme with host Winford Williams.
Ninja Man, who is referred to as ‘Mr. Sting’ because of his many on stage clashes, said it was not only lyrics that dictate who...
BARRING a last-minute reprieve, Jamaican-born Edward Bell will be executed in Virginia, USA at 9:00 tonight for the 1999 gun murder of a police officer.
Bell, 42, has been on death row for seven years after exhausting all avenues of appeal in the United States justice system.
Bell, a native of Portland in eastern Jamaica, was found guilty of murder of police sergeant Ricky Timbrook, who was chasing him in a dark alley on the night of October 29, 1999 in the city of Winchester. The cop was shot once in the face with a .38 revolver. He...
Director Jamil GS made his way into the heart of Jamaica; Kingston, where he captures the Dancehall movement that has been growing which is heavily influenced by sex. In this chapter he interviews Aidonia and his group. This is some pretty raunchy stuff so watch it in the privacy of your own home. Unless your work is cool like that.