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Embattled Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel has called for fans and others top stop making threats against journalists and members of the public in the aftermath of his March murder conviction in the Clive 'Lizard' Williams trial.
Since the verdict and subsequent life sentence on April 3, several threats have been made against journalists due to their coverage of the trial, as well as telecommunications giant, Digicel following voice notes implicating Kartel in the lead up to when the murder allegedly took place. Nationwide News reporter, Abka Fitz-Henley received some of said threats after playing some of the voice notes obtained by the local radio station following the trial.
An editor at the Jamaica Observer faced similar treatment after it was alleged he was the author a story that broke Sunday citing an unnamed police source as saying Kartel had given them information on wanted men in his native Portmore in exchange for the possible dismissal of his murder charge, a claim the deejay's lawyer later refuted.
In a statement released Tuesday morning, Kartel said persons making these threats should cease and desist, insisting they are not making his situation any easier.
"I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone to stop it," he said. "Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal."
Speaking out for the second time since his conviction, Kartel also said he harbors no negativity towards those involved in his trial.
Dancehall's superstar Aidonia is back in the island from a very successful tour of Europe. The artiste left the island the end of February and toured multiple cities in Europe. The deejay was also introduced to new markets where he was surprised at the enormous love and support from the crowd response when he was onstage. "Non stop singing it was like a choir they knew all the songs it goes to show my music is definitely breaking barriers give thanks for the love" says Aidonia.
Among the performances Aidonia said Portugal, Holland, Rotterdam and Paris was most memorable.
Aidonia leaves the island this weekend to headline Barbados Reggae Festival for the second year. Last year the top flight deejay headlined the festival which brought out over 20,000 patrons. "Barbados is definitely one of my favourite place in the Caribbean to perform my fan base is very huge over there and they definitely know how to party and full-joy themselves. Last year was a blast the ladies guh hard on ma set I had to invite some of them onstage and the thugs dem blaze whole heap a fire in the crowd cantwait to see my Basian fans on the 21st at Bourbon Beach" said Aidonia.
After last years staging of the Barbados Reggae Festival Aidonia made the front page of "Heat" Barbados #1 newspaper with caption "Aidonia Rocks Barbados". Aidonia also shot his video for chart topping single "Brukki" produced by Stephen 'DiGenius' Mcgregor in Barbados last year says Aidonia's publicist Kaylia 'PressKayPr' Williams.
International reggae lyricist Kabaka Pyramid, is ready to embark on his "Lead the Way" Spring European Tour after his recent Juno Award win.
On Saturday, March 29th reggae artists Exco Levi and Kabaka Pyramid won the prestigious Canadian Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording of the Year, which was a collaboration with the three time Juno award winner Exco Levi for the single 'Strive'. 'Strive' produced by Silly Walks, on the Honey Pot Riddim talks about striving and never allowing anyone or anything to get you down.
"Its an honour to be recognized for the works we do and the positive music we continue to put out. I thank the fans and the committee of the Juno Awards" says Kabaka Pyramid.
With only four months into 2014 Kabaka Pyramid has received several awards and global recognition and is set to embark on his European tour. Commencing in Prague on April 9th, Kabaka Pyramid will be in Europe for over five weeks performing in several cities; Vienna, Andorra, Munich,Dortmund, London, Zurich, Oslo and Bordeaux, just to name a few.
We give thanks for the opportunity to travel and spread the music. The "Lead the Way Tour" will be a great vibration and the European fans will get a chance to see the growth in Kabaka Pyramid's career says Abishai Hoilett of The Bebble Rock Management Team.
(Pembroke Pines, FL) 23 year-old music producer and engineer Maroon Riddimz shows how it is possible to cater to a diverse audience through music with a self-produced project. The release of his new compilation album titled "American immigrants: 2nd Generation" exceeds mainstream boundaries from what listeners would typically expect to hear from an album or mixtape release. Artists or producers usually release projects marketed to their specific fan base that enjoys the genre of music they create. Maroon Riddimz markets to people like him, second generation immigrants that enjoy modern musical diversity. The project contains self-written skits, and 5 different genres, including the introduction of "Househall" -- Maroon's original genre from the fusion of new age Electronic Dance Music with bashment style Dancehall. House, Trap, Reggae and Hip-Hop are the other styles found in the mix, and every track is produced and mixed by Maroon himself. Overall, the diverse project contains 30 tracks in total - a full 79 minute CD of entertainment!
Born in the United States, descending from Jamaican parents and raised in South Florida, Maroon grew up in a melting pot of cultures:
"As a second generation immigrant, being open to different types of music is definitely more common than uncommon here. I don't feel that I would experience music the same way without growing up in such a diverse part of America."
Young Lion presents EPISODE 89 of the weekly #DRB aka "Dancehall Reggae Bashment Show"
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Epik Jones presents Spice so mi like it mixtape...already in France, Uganda, Gambia, Suriname & Czech Republic Dancehall/Reggae mixtape charts & many international website charts.
Epik Jones Uk award winning dj & producer of Let out the donkey track does mixtape with Spice. Using current tracks, retro riddims, hip hop, afro beats, electronic dance music (edm) and remixing pop ballads infused into one mixtape featuring collabs with Alkaline, Cobra, Mya, Missy Elliott, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Elephant man, Tifa, & Busta Rhymes.
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Intent on leaving an indelible mark in 2014, Triple Dose recording artiste Jah Vinci was nothing short of brilliant at a recent concert on the African continent. Dubbed the 'AllStar Live Series', the 14th staging held at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday, March 8th saw the 'Watch Yuh Friends' singer attracting over 20,000 fans in the Ghanaian capital as part of their 57th Independence celebration.
Despite being his inaugural visit to the continent, it was hard to discern as Jah Vinci quickly adapted to the local culture and delivered a scintillating set as patrons within the capacity-filled venue showered bountiful adulation on the melodic crooner. Other commendable performances came courtesy of Ghanian stars: Shatta Wale, Samini, Stonebwoy and Jamaican comrade Popcaan.
Prior to the show Jah Vinci made stops at a number of local media outlets disseminating his latest updates; recorded two collaborations titled 'Party Time' and 'Happiness' with Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy respectively an official video was also shot for the latter. The sojourn culminated with a visit to the inner-city community of Nima accompanied by a heavy motorcade of security detailing as well-wishers came out in their hordes to get a glimpse of the Jamaican star.
OutAroad Hot Singles Chart also has a huge international following... So Dancehall/reggae songs that are also doing well overseas will be climbing the chart as well ... OutAroad Wi Seh!!!
TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW…LW…WOC - Artiste Name - Song Title - Record Label
1 - 1 - 13 - Alkaline - Things Me Love - NotNice Records - (2weeks@#1)
2 - 3 - 23 - Tiana - Gyal Broad Out - HitMaker Muzik - (Move 1 Place Up)
3 - 4 - 14 - Tarrus Riley - To The Limit (Hurry Up) - JukeBoxx/BSMG/JamHouse - (Move 1 Place Up)
4 - 2 - 19 - Kalado - Good Good Bring Life - HitMaker Muzik - (1week@#1)
5 - 5 - 13 - I-Octane - Wine & Jiggle - Seanizzle Records - (Stand Still)
6 - 6 - 15 - Hitmaker - Dah Look Deh - HitMaker Muzik - (Stand Still)
7 - 9 - 11 - Gage - In Deh In Deh- UPT007 Records/ Dutty Fridaze Promotion - (Move 1 Place Up)
8 - 7 - 12 - Major Lazer ft Busy Signal - Watch Out Fi Dis (Bumaye) - Secretly Canadian / Mad Decent - (3weeks@#1)
9 - 10 - 11 - Konshens - Show Yourself - Birchill Records (Move 1 Place Up)
10 - 12 - 8 - Jah Bouks - Angola - Sunizes Ent Jamaica (Move 2 Places Up)
11 - 11 - 10 - Vershon - Boom (Like A Ball) - Birchill Records - (Stand Still)
12 - 8 - 21 -Chronix - Smile Jamaica - Silly Walks Discotheque - (3weeks@#1)
13 - 14 - 6 - Ginjah - Sweet Killer - Silly Walks Discotheque - (Move 1 Place Up)
14 - 15 - 5 - Alkaline - 123 - U.I.M Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
15 - 13 - 9 - Gage - Hey Mama - Dutty Fridaze Promotion - (peaked@13)
16 - 17 - 4 - Tiana - Yuh Nuh Groupie - (123 Counteraction) U.I.M Records - (Move 1 Place Up)
17 - 16 - 16 - Liquid - Bubble - Techniques Records(Kurt Riley) - (Peaked@#5)
18 - 19 - 3 - Razor B - Whine and Stop - OG Entertainment - (Move 1 Place Up)
19 - NEW - 1 - Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble - Overstand Entertainment
20 - 18 - 14 - Vybz Kartel - School - Short Boss Muzik - (Peaked@#2)
Top Five Bubblers Out A Road
1 - Alkaline - Gyal Bruk Out - Notnice Records
2 - Spice - Suh Mi LIke It - Notnice Records
3 - Voicemail - Step ft. Boom Boom - Adde Prod/Johnny Wonder
4 - Vershon & Tiana - Wine Pon Yuh Vershon - Birchill/Twelve “9” Records
5 - Berri - I Cant Let Go - OutA Road Records
21st Hapilos Digital Distribution Inc. will this year be celebrating 4 years of great success. With their client base expanding, 21st Hapilos Digital is set to give back at the 21st Hapilos Annual Anniversary and Digital Awards show. This show is set for Saturday, April 19th, 2014 and will feature the presentation of over 30 awards along with performances from the 'Gal a Bubble' deejay Konshens, the 'Anointed' Bugle, 'Make Me Believe' songstress Denyque, the "Lets Do it again" singer J.Boog and Stylo G from London UK. "This show is our way of awarding those artiste and producers who have worked tirelessly on their music" shared Hapilos, President of Hapilos Entertainment Group.
The blue carpeted event, promises to be a great success featuring title sponsors Appleton Jamaica Rum. Hapilos further adds that with Appleton's input this year's staging of the awards will be far more elaborate and formal than the past award shows; "We pride ourselves in knowing that we have grown so much over the years so this ceremony also acts as a celebration of the work done by our company".
Admission to the awards is a general ticket which can be won on several Appleton Jamaica Rum and 21st Hapilos social media platforms or from one of many media sponsors affiliated with the event. "If you did not win a ticket online, the 21st Hapilos Annual Anniversary and Digital Awards show will be streamed live on both Appleton Jamaica Rum and Hapilos Entertainment Group's Facebook Fan Page for all to see" added Hapilos, "this show promises to be very entertaining and filled with surprises".
The 21st Hapilos Annual Anniversary and Digital Awards show will be held at the Chinese Benevolent Association Ltd; Blue Carpet begins at 6:00 p.m with host Deborah Bissoon. Showtime will be at 9:00 p.m, hosted by the Fame Full House Crew. Photography by Ishango.
Local and international fans of the Greatest Reggae Show on earth can now purchase tickets at reduced rates for the event scheduled for July 13-19 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay. Reggae Sumfest organisers are giving diehard fans access to what promises to be an exciting event with an early bird special which began on April 1 and ends on April 30.
Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director with Summerfest Productions, organizers of the event notes that his team is always looking to give patrons value for their money and this Early Bird Special is one such initiative. "We know that Reggae Sumfest is loved by Jamaicans at home and abroad and also boasts admirers globally. In harsh economic times impacting the world we want to reward those committed fans with saving on their tickets which is why Early Bird tickets are available for one month and we encourage persons to buy early. This year's show will be phenomenal," he explained.
Fans are urged to beat the rush and get your tickets now because passes are likely to sell out fast given that Tessanne Chin, Sanchez and Wiz Khalifa are already confirmed and more artistes will be announced soon.
Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card at www.touchtix.net or on the Reggae Sumfest website, www.reggaesumfest.com. Early Bird tickets for the Beach Party and All White party on Sunday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 15 respectively cost $1,000 each. Tickets for Dancehall Night on Thursday, July 17 are available to early birds for $3,300, and $6,050 for VIP while Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 costs $6,600 for regular admission and $9,900 VIP. Weekend and VIP passes are also available in the Early Bird Special.
This Saturday the Dancehall Duchess, Tiana will be shooting a brand new video for a remake of Buju Banton's monster hit, "Batty Rider". She adds a modern day spin to the infamous dancehall chart topper.
The location is set for the vicinity of Harbour View. The shoot is scheduled to commence at 6:30pm at the basketball court, a few meters away from Harbor View's bus terminus. Carlington Wilmot of OutAroad Pictures, the video's director says, "Based on the treatment that we have laid out, once it's executed as planned the video will definitely be a hit. It will boost the popularity of the song tremendously. Besides, I strongly believe that this song will be a huge hit for Tiana".
The Dancehall Duchess, Tiana also shares similar views, "This song was already a big hit back in the days of Buju Banton. With the right video concept and vibe, it is going to be mad, no doubt. I know I can always count on Carlington when it comes to capturing the right angles as well as breathtaking scenery."
ChrisRock Music and Australian based producer, Fire Side, produced the single, Batty Rider. While the song was mixed by Adrian Locke of LockeCity Music in Jamaica.
Just last weekend Tiana and Danielle D.I. released the steaming hot and sexy video for the Sly & Robbie produced single, Talk It Out.