Category Archives: Dancehall

Vybz Kartel’s former road manager turn dancehall producer killed

Dancehall producer, Patrick ‘Roach’ Samuels, was shot dead by gunmen at 4:15 this morning. According to a police source, the gunmen fired shots into his Chevrolet Avalanche while he was in the vicinity of a gas station at Mary Brown’s … Continue reading

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Tom Laing hits with ‘Finally Free’

Tom Laing is extremely happy with the development of his singing career. After a five-year break, he’s back in full effect with a hot new single titled Finally Free. The song that was recorded at his Top Tier recording studio … Continue reading

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Mystic performs with Major Lazer in the U.S.

Jamaican dancer turned recording artiste Mystic, recently performed in the United States (US) in the capacity as a recording artiste for the first time, alongside internationally acclaimed producers Major Lazer. According to Mystic, she performed to 7,000 patrons and the … Continue reading

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Bugle’s “Shameless” creates huge BUZZ

Reggae/dancehall artiste Bugle aka Mr Compatible doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. His new single, ‘Shameless’, the follow up to his massive ‘Nuh Compatible’, is already creating a huge buzz. Shameless once again teams Bugle with production house … Continue reading

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Kartel releases album – 60-track CD planned for this month

Although he remains incarcerated, dancehall icon Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer will release a new studio album later this month. The album, titled Kartel Forever: Trilogy, will be available in CD and digital format as of September 24. The album boasts … Continue reading

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Chillando drops new single

Fast-rising dancehall artiste Chilando is all smiles as he continues to climb towards the top of the musical ladder. Chilando is currently enjoying much attention with his controversial single titled Gwaan Gyal. The supporting music video for Gwaan Gyal is … Continue reading

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Tommy Lee still says ‘Gaza’ … as Spartan Family invades Famous

Despite starting a new label, Guzzu Music controversial artiste Tommy Lee Sparta says he is still supporting ‘Gaza’ and has utmost respect for Vybz Kartel. “You have nuff people talk bout Tommy Lee left Gaza, me nah left Gaza, a … Continue reading

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Gaza Slim lashes out on ONLINE Impersonators

Dancehall artiste Gaza Slim has distanced herself from at least two facebook pages and an Instagram profile which have been created on her behalf. According to Gaza Slim, the pages are sending messages to her fans which do not represent … Continue reading

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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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Mr. Vegas’ ‘Heads High’ featured on Britain’s Got Talent

Mr. Vegas’1998 hit, Heads High was included on Simon Cowell’s top UK talent competition, Britain’s Got Talent. A part of the song was featured during last week’s semifinal of the hugely popular television show by contestant Twist and Pulse Dance … Continue reading

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Akon Plans Reggae Album

International superstar Akon is planning to release an all-reggae CD after wrapping up his upcoming album Stadium. This idea was said to have been sparked after his January visit to the island where he hangout with the Marley brothers, Damian, … Continue reading

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KONSHENS ‘JAMAICAN DANCE’ GETS GLOBAL RECOGNITION ON INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY

Jamaican Dance, a track recorded by Jamaican dancehall star Konshens, was recently recognized by dance and music lovers across the world during the celebration of International Dance Day (April 29). The song was featured as the soundtrack in a YouTube … Continue reading

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UK Based Reggae Star Tenza Released Third Studio Album

Ever since she choose to end her contract with Universal Japan and Def Jam, UK based reggae star Tenza has work been endless over the last 18 months to define her solo musical career, Tenza continue to push forward with … 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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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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