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Gullyside group shrinks

Like the once powerful Gaza Camp, Mavado’s Gullyside appears to be shrinking with the exit of another member, Savage, who was featured on the Christmas collaboration with Mavado called Gully Christmas. According to Savage, the Flexx-led Fagan Fraternity and the … Continue reading

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Macka Diamond featured on iTunes

Up-and-coming record label Nicko Rebel Music recently scored big when mega digital music marketplace iTunes featured its production Looking Good in its ‘New & Noteworthy’ feature section for dance music. Looking Good, a dancehall-house fusion song by Macka Diamond and … Continue reading

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Popcaan’s busy summer starts with Europe

Deejay Popcaan kicks off a busy summer by heading to Europe, where he plans to get his growing European fan base raving this month. Popcaan, real name Andrae Sutherland, heads off to Europe next week for a two-week stint. The … Continue reading

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LA Lewis to auction his underpants at art show

Dancehall and Graffiti artiste LA Lewis has decided to try his hand at conceptual art. According to the popular dancehall personality, the LA Lewis brand has gone commercial and his aim is to exploit new ventures. “Over the years I … Continue reading

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Junior Kelly for US tour

Roots reggae champion, Junior ‘Love So Nice’ Kelly, is quite upbeat as he makes his way across the West Coast of the United States to reconnect with fans and share with them his catalogue of hit songs. The tour, which … Continue reading

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Lutan Fyah shoots down rumours

Artiste Lutan Fyah is refuting claims that he cancelled an album launch because of ego. According to the artiste, while in New York recently, he met a man who told him he was managing up- and-coming artiste Khalilah Rose. “This … Continue reading

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Specialist says… Jealous girlfriend destroyed his property

Dancehall artiste Specialist is now fuming after losing some house appliances and furniture following a feud with his girlfriend. The feud reportedly started because of his girlfriend’s jealousy and her belief that she was ‘getting bun’. “Man a ghetto yute, … Continue reading

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Top reggae acts for Sumfest 2012

Several top reggae acts are set to ignite the Reggae Sumfest stage when the event dubbed, ‘the greatest reggae show on earth’, returns to Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, for its 20th staging from July 15 to 21. It was this week revealed … Continue reading

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Beenie Man mourns father’s death

Dancehall artiste Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis and his manager/brother Rohan Smith, aka ‘Blue’, are mourning the loss of their father who is more affectionately known as ‘Bragga’.   Information reaching The STAR is that he died at the University Hospital of The … Continue reading

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Dancehall film for June 2-7

Hit Me With Music, a documentary on Jamaican dancehall music, will be featured at the annual WeBeat Festival, scheduled for June 2-7 in Trinidad and Tobago. According to the guardian.co.tt website, the documentary is part of the Trinidad and Tobago … Continue reading

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Fans will be kept ‘Busy’ – Until the Signal returns, says manager

The album, Reggae Music Again, was released in April with tracks like Come Over, Running From The Law and Kingston Town. However, early last week, news broke that the entertainer had been nabbed by the Fugitive Apprehension Team at the … Continue reading

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‘Dangerous’: JA-born singer’s track in De Niro movie

A Kingston record label has gone Hollywood with one of its songs picked up for Freelancers, a crime flick starring Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker. Dejavu Records’ Jermaine Blake is the producer behind Jamaica-born, United States-based singer … Continue reading

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‘Mine You Own Business’ – Natural Black tells Assassin

Agent Sasco, also known as Assassin, seems to be the target of one more artiste’s lyrical shots. Singer Natural Black has released a song titled Mine You Own Business, which he says is aimed at Assassin. “From mi trim mi … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of Lisa Hyper

SINGJAY Lisa Hyper is best known as a member of deejay Vybz Kartel’s Empire crew, but she is eager to step out of her mentor’s shadow with her debut album, The Rebirth. The 15-track set is driven by Life Changes, … Continue reading

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‘Beenie was brave’ — Festival promoter lauds deejay

A spokesperson for the Rototom Sunsplash festival says Beenie Man’s olive branch to gays last week took “incredible courage” and is calling on Jamaican artistes to follow the deejay’s lead by mending fences with the homosexual community. Filippo Giunta is … Continue reading

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Dancehall stalwarts honoured

THREE dancehall stalwarts were recognised by Chiney K Productions for their contribution to the genre at the popular Weddy Weddy dance, last week. They are Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell, founder of the Stone Love sound system who received the Lifetime … Continue reading

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The importance of copyright

Most players looking to get their break in the music business are excited about scoring that big song. Unfortunately, a lot of artistes lose out in the all-important areas of copyright and publishing. There are many stories of pioneer performers … Continue reading

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Bad Gal Shawnte takes a shot at dancehall music

American rappers are being increasingly drawn to dancehall music. The latest is Bad Gal Shawnte from AC Money Records, a hip-hop artist/songwriter from Virginia who mixes up the game with her different reggae-inspired styles, sick raps, and that sexy bad-girl … Continue reading

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Gaza artistes react to the news

With news forthcoming that the ‘World Boss’ has disbanded the Portmore Empire, artiste Sheba says she is in shock since she was not informed about the decision. “I was not personally informed about this. Mi just wake up and see … Continue reading

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Busy Signal To Appear In Court Today

Dancehall/Reggae Artiste Busy Signal who’s being represented by attorney-at-law K.D Knight will appear in the HWT Resident Magistrates’ court today to face an extradition warrant issued by US authorities. If extradited, he’ll be the first high profile Jamaican to be … Continue reading

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Vybz Kartel officially disbands the Portmore Empire

After five years in existence and stamping their place as one of Dancehall’s most dominant crews, the Portmore Empire has officially disbanded. The shock announcement was made early Wednesday morning by Portmore Empire leader, Vybz Kartel, who issued a statement … Continue reading

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Artistes react to Beenie Man statement

Since the release of a video with Grammy winning artiste Beenie Man’s video statement to the gay community, many artistes have also voiced their opinions on the matter. Bounty Killer, leader of the Alliance and Beenie Man’s long-standing nemesis, recently … Continue reading

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Busy Signal faces court in 2 days

Jamaican Government sources last night said that all the necessary case files related to the Busy Signal extradition matter are in order and they expect to have the entertainer before the court on May 24. The artiste, whose real name … Continue reading

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Busy Signal arrested on extradition warrant

Law enforcement agents have arrested another high profile figure from the West Kingston community, on an extradition warrant. Glendale Gordon known as Busy Signal Popular dancehall artiste, Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Gordon, was picked up at the … Continue reading

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Boom Boom happy with Hype TV gig

Local disc jockey Boom Boom is celebrating what he sees as some acceptance from Corporate Jamaica after being hired as the resident DJ on Hype TV’s weekly television show Gully Fridays. According to Boom Boom, this gig is the first … Continue reading

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Konshens rocks Portmore Seafood Festival

DJ Konshens was an instant hit as soon as his vocals were heard over the microphone and the overzealous women and children in the crowd clapped and screamed at a stage show that took place at the Portmore Seafood Festival … Continue reading

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More money for artistes

IT seems like we have finally found a minister of information with the gumption to do what the government should have done years ago. After numerous consultations with stakeholders, the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has recommended and Minister Sandra Faulkner … Continue reading

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Lady Saw to guest judge on Mission Catwalk

Grammy Award-winning dancehall diva Lady Saw will serve as a guest judge on episode five of Caribbean fashion designer reality series Mission Catwalk which airs Tuesday, April 24 on Television Jamaica. She will join executive producer/host Keneea Linton-George and other … Continue reading

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Yung Quincy’s ‘Raving’ hits TV in the UK

YardBack TV’s resident presenter, Choice FM’s Friday night DancehallWorld sensation and now recording artiste, DJ ‘Yung’ Quincy has hit the TV in the UK with his new music video ‘Raving’. Yung Quincy’s comeback single is the first of many tracks … Continue reading

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Music Industry Achievers Awards Nominations 2012

Another exciting year and MIA is gonna be bigger & better. But First here are the nominations. Music Industry Achievers Awards Nomination List 2012 To vote for your Nominees Text their name and category to +1(876)-534-7289 Text Only, Cost $4JMD!! … Continue reading

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