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Vybz Kartel Special Delivery Now Available World-Wide @rvssianhcr @iamthekartel @Vybz_Kartel @Jwonder21DancehallLatest MusicMediaNews
Responsible for a slew of top charting hits such as his latest production “Special Delivery” performed by dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, Rvssian for popular Head Concussion music has become a staple on worldwide dancehall and reggae charts. Blazing the airwaves, “Special Delivery” is out now on all major online stores such as iTunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.
ZJ Chrome Says Let’s Rock This Riddim ft @Vybz_Kartel @Mavado_Gully @itsthetifa @therealkranium @ChiChingChingJA & More – @Jwonder21DancehallLatest MusicMedia
Popular ZJ Chrome’s Cr203 Reco
rds presents yet another blockbuster riddim with “Let’s Rock This Riddim“. The star studded riddim features international dancehall star Vybz Kartel with “Rock It” featuring Zagga, and “Stop Follow Me Up” featuring ZJ Chrome himself, Mavado with “Shadow”, Agent Sasco “Starlights”, Tifa “Ratings”, Kranium “What We Need”, Chilando “Another Man” and Nikomatic with “Dancing Vibes”. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, “Let’s Rock This Riddim” is available on all major online stores
@RickyBlaze and Acclaimed @DJNorie Team Up with Wayne Wonder & Konshens on “Girl Like You” – @KonshensSojah @Waynewonder25DancehallLatest MusicMediaNews
Billboard charting producer Ricky Blaze known for his work with some of the biggest names in Dancehall, Reggae and Hip Hop such as Vybz Kartel, Gyptian, Jim Jones, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj and many more notable acts, and acclaimed popular DJ Norie, producer in his own rights, and resident DJ at NY’s #1 station Power 105 have joined musical force with the production of “Girl Like You“.
Major forces in the music industry, the two have joined their keen talent for the hit bound single. A DJnMusicGroup/FME Recording project “Girl Like You” features the voices of two of dancehall and reggae biggest names, International reggae crooner Wayne Wonder and dancehall star Konshens. Both artists known for international strings of hits and major success on worldwide airwaves are the perfect combination with smooth soulful vocals and catchy prolific lyrics.
“Wayne wonder and Konshens never worked together before and I wanted to bring something different to our culture .. And ricky blaze was the right producer to make me make this history !!! Look out for Wanye Wonder EP coming in 2016 !!” explained DJ Norie
Ricky Blaze chimed in by stating “Im excited and honored to be working with dance hall music legends who inspired me when i was growing up and giving them production that shows them we understand there era of dance hall. Dj Norie came up with the idea of giving the track to Wayne after hearing Mr. Easy’s “Bashment Gal”, Now its a new single for Wayne featuring the bro Konshens. Huge!“
Alkaline Seh Fi Bend Yuh Back – Now Available On iTunes – @frassout_family @RealAlkaline @Jwonder21 @TheAlkalineDancehallLatest Music
Controversial dancehall artist Alkaline wants the ladies to “Mi gyal, bend yo back mi like how you a gwaan When you whine no clothe you nuh fi have on No gyal, nuh santa nuh in a fi yo class Bend yo back everybody fi look when you a pass“. The dancehall single“Bend Yuh Back” produced by Frassout Family and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital is out now on iTunes and all major online stores.
Chimney Records 2015 After Party Riddim joins the list of Hot Summer Riddims for 2015 – @chimneyrecords @Jwonder21DancehallLatest Music
After the concert is done, the dance lock up, where do you go? Chimney Records invites you to the “After Party” Riddim to party with Grammy Award winners Sean Paul with “Ganja Mi Smoke” and Beenie Man “We Run Road”, Agent Sasco “Everybody Rock”, Demarco “Who The Hell Cares”, Popcaan “Inna Di Lobby”, Tarrus Riley “Good Family, Good Friends”, Aidonia IV “No Man To Mi Spilff”, I Octane “Get Gyal”, Alkaline “Living It Up”, Chi Ching Ching “Coob Dem Up” and Chilando “everything Check”. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, “After Party Riddim” is available on iTunes.
With the accolades of the first reggae artist to top the Billboard rap singles chart, Mad Cobra name is forever embedded in dancehall history. His latest single “Style It” produced by Successful Brixton Music Group and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital has taken social media by storm and quickly made it’s way onto various charts. “Style It” is now available on iTunes.
Charismatic, sensual and lyrically lethal best describe dancehall recording star Spice. Her latest single “Needle Eye” has the artist sing the sexy lyrics “Lady in a the street, but mi a bi**h inna the bed Wine up mi body dem a call mi sick head“. Produced by Brixton Music Group, “Needle Eye” is out now on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital. #iTunes
After years of being labeled a “child star” in the dancehall industry, recording artiste, QQ has revamped his image and is showing off a sophisticated new look! His new promotional material sees the singer clad in an all-black ensemble, including a black leather jacket, designer shades, and sporting that perfect five o’clock shadow that women swoon over! –a look that definitely depicts his maturity.
“People grow. It’s ok to grow and although some find that difficult to grasp, I’m embracing this growth. I’m expanding and expressing myself and hoping the move will enhance my international profile and propel my career to the next level.” The singer says.
The new visual coincides with the release of his new single, Bad Gyal Wine, produced by Kirk ‘Kirkledove’ Bennett of Kirkledove Records.
QQ, whose given name is Kareem Dawkins, says he’s excited about all the opportunities 2015 has to offer and is looking forward to a great year . “I am excited about all my projects for 2015. I will be connecting solidly with my fans this year and Bad Gyal Wine is just one of the few songs I’m getting ready to promote on my North American tour next month. My team believes in me, and together, I believe we’ll create a great synergy that can push my music to crossover worldwide.”
Billboard Producer Ricky Blaze the Soulful Alexus Rose & Dancehall Star Kranium with “Left Out” Remix
Making her name for herself since her arrival on the musical scene by working with billboard charting producer Ricky Blaze, soulful R&Bsongstress Alexus Rose vocal abilities rival some of today’s biggest stars. The young artist star power has been omnipresent in both her various singles and videos.
Receiving modest success by displaying her sultry voice on her hit single “Left Out”, an R&B influenced dancehall melody, producer Blaze decided to breathe new air in the sizzling single by featuring New York based reggae/dancehall star Kranium who recently signed a multiple album deal with Atlantic Records
With a knack for creating hits and bringing rising talents to the airwaves, producer Ricky Blaze has never shied away from taking musical risks. He was once quoted as saying “Nobody wants to take risks anymore. Everybody wants to run with the flavor or spirit of the moment.”
Acclaimed producer Markus, of Markus Records latest riddim is best described as “On Fleek” pun intended! Used as a social media slang meaning “on point”, “On Fleek Riddim” features reggae star I Octane with “Don’t Stop Di Vibes” and Vanessa Bling “Future Guaranteed”. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, “On Fleek Riddim” is now available on itunes. #iTunes @1realmarkus
Hit City Records present “Nuh Boring Gyal” (Buddy Bruka) by dancehall recording star Aidonia. The catchy hardcore dancehall track sees the prolific artist sing the raw lyrics “You si my gyal Shi can skin out Gyal you a buddy bruka”. “Nuh Boring Gyal” (Buddy Bruka) is out now on itunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital. #iTunes @aidoniajop @iamAjan
Following the success of their hit production “Tamara” performed by billboard artist Busy Signal, Equiknoxx Music is proving why they are considered an innovative Jamaican music powerhouse, by releasing Busy Signal “Tamara (Remixes)”. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes, “Tamara (Remixes)” features Tamara (Puppy Disco Remix), “Tamara” (Swing Ting Club Mix), “Tamara” (Swing Ting Smooth Mix) and “Tamara” (Ghetto Vanessa Remix”. #iTunes @busysignal_turf @equiknoxx_music
“A nuh every hail is a good hail Nuh gi mi nuh back pocket hail A nuh every smile is a good smile Careful bout the fake smile” sings rising artist M-Gee has he teamed up with dancehall star in the making Dexta Daps on “Back Pocket Hail,” produced by A Beatz Mania Production. “Back Pocket Hail,” is out now on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital. #iTunes @mgeemusic
Creating havoc on the dancehall scene with his distinctive sound, recording artist Gage various singles have been blazing the dance floor and airwaves. Responsible for his hit single “Throat”, Picante music is releasing the EDM remix of the hot song. “Throat (EDM Remix)” is now available on itunes, distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital. #iTunes @istrongtemple
2015 Reggae/Dancehall artiste to watch K-OSS drops brand new mixtape hosted by Moviestar Johnny, popular London Selector and radio personality. The mixtape, ‘Indian God’ a high energy dancehall mix is a hot-pot of dancehall culture, with various releases by NW2 Music with a number of pre-released tracks by K-OSS that are scheduled for release this year. This collection of dancehall songs is a great insight into the young and fresh artiste, which reflects Jamaican youth culture at core, in a very British yet eccentric fashion. Dancehall culture has a vibrancy that this little Indian kid boasts with some swag – though this a dancehall collection, K-OSS’s music has incorporated a far more cultural journey, especially works such as ‘A World Of K-OSS’, a host of vintage reggae classics, with many tracks recorded in the top Jamaican reggae houses in the 60’s and 70’s, in Reggae’s golden era. The works, an exceptional insight into this multifaceted reggae act – the reggae LP platformed with reggae legends Uroy and Dennis Alcapone, only adds to the interest and calibre of this new London artist.
In these times, the focus for developing artists is the live industry, and this little Indian kid from London is teamed with top musicians and producers from around the world with an exciting catalogue of fresh and high quality songs. This kid is one to watch for at festivals around the world.
The ‘Indian god’ Mixtape can be downloaded free from the following link
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After a moderately successful run with Josef Bogdanovich’s Downsound Records, former Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall runner-up, Specialist has left the label after nearly four years.
The severance of ties was announced by Specialist Monday, ending a relationship which saw the deejay record several hits with the label such as Do For Love (feat. Ishawna), Come Wine (feat. Spice), Dweet featuring Ninja Man and Phone Card, the single which helped launch him to public acclaim after initially performing it on Magnum Kings and Queens. Reports suggest Bogdanovich refused to renew Specialist’s contract after it expired in August of last year, thus leading to the split.
“The reason why I’m quitting with Downsound is that I think my career should be way farther than it is right now,” the entertainer told IRIE FM in a radio interview Monday afternoon. “Big up the fans, big up Downsound same way, but at the end of di day, mi haffi mek sure my ting work, because dem quit, me haffi quit too. Mi cyaah sit down and wait pon no man and let my ting stall up.”
In the meantime, Specialist has joined forces with Denham Town-based label, 3R40 Records, a label full of upcoming producers who he insists have some rhythms and material ready to take the industry by storm.
Dancehall artist, Kranium, who made waves on Billboard with his hit single, Nobody Has To Know earlier this year, has signed a deal with prominent American record label, Atlantic Records, according to reports Wednesday.
The Jamaican-born singjay, who is currently based in New York, joins a label that features many elite international musicians, including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and David Guetta, among others. Atlantic is also the label that propelled Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul to international super stardom, including his sophomore album, Dutty Rock, which went multi-platinum in the United States and won him a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2004.
“I’m extremely happy,” Kranium said in a statement. “The work will definitely become harder but this deal will not only help me but will also help the entire genre.”
The entertainer, whose real name is Kemar Donaldson, struck gold with Nobody Has To Know, which peaked at number three on Billboard magazine’s Next Big Sound chart and earned regular rotation on HOT 97FM.
Kranium was born in Montego Bay, but moved to Florida in 2005 before heading to New York the next year. He opened shows for the likes of I-Octane, Gyptian and Tarrus Riley before landing his big break.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — One of two gunmen who shot and injured nightclub manager and dancehall promoter Corey Todd early Thursday morning was shot dead by a cop during a gunfight in St James.
Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 5:00am Todd was in the process of closing the facility when he was pounced upon and shot by two armed robbers.
The bandits were reportedly challenged by an off-duty police who was passing by.
One of the would-be robbers was subsequently shot and killed, while his crony escaped.
Todd was rushed to hospital where he is said to be undergoing surgery.
The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) is investigating.
Todd, who once partnered with dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, operates the Quad and Taboo Night Clubs in New Kingston and the Taboo Night Club in Montego Bay.
The Reggae.Zone News Update is a weekly news programme with Reggae & Dancehall News from around the World. On this week, Shaggy, Bounty Killer & Beenie Man, Spice & Kartel, new diss release from Ishawna Randy Valentine, Kabaka Pyramid, UK’s Reggae Star Factor + more
VPAL, VP Records’ subsidiary label teams up with Lady Saw’s label Diva Records to release her new album Alter Ego, available from November 18, 2014. The Queen of Dancehall is celebrating 25 years in the business with Alter Ego.
The album puts her creativity on full display and showcases both the racy side of “Lady Saw” and the more subdued side of “Marion Hall.” The album features collaborations with Beres Hammond, Estelle, Ali Campbell ofUB40 and Flo-Rida. Judging by her latest singles, “Hoping” and “Me & Mi X”, Lady Saw is adding some extra sizzle to the holiday season and posed to ignite the charts. The Queen is back and she means business.
Lady Saw is a musical pioneer. She is the first female Jamaican artist to win a Grammy, certify as a triple-platinum artist and headline dancehall shows outside her native country. Born Marion Hall in Galina (parish ofSaint Mary), she started her career on local sound systems like many artists on the island. As a female artist in a male-dominated world ofJamaican dancehall reggae, Lady Saw defeated all odds when she went on to top the Jamaican charts with “Find a Good Man.” In 1999, she had a major hit in the United States with “Smile,” recorded with Vitamin C, which peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song was also a major hit in New Zealand and Canada and made certified gold with over 500,000 sales. In 2002, her collaboration with No Doubt, “Underneath It All” reached number three in the U.S. and sold more than three million copies, reaching triple platinum certification. The track also won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Performance by a Duo or Group.’ Lady Saw released a total of 6 albums on VP Records and then formed her own label called Divas Records.
Young Lion presents EPISODE 118 of the weekly #DRB aka “Dancehall Reggae Bashment Show” Brand new Spice, Vybz Kartel, Deep Jahi, + more!
Nothing but da best Dancehall Vibes in da mix!
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Multi-talented, versatile singer-songwriter/producer hails from theTropical Isle of Jamaica and is currently under the umbrella of‘HempHigher’ and ‘J.O.A.T’ (Jack of all tradez) productions. Randy Valentine is a true star who hones his craft with a special passion and desire to touch people through his music.
2012 saw Mr. Valentine tour Costa Rica and Panama supporting one of Dancehall’s biggest artists – BUSY SIGNAL. The tour proved to be a huge success for Randy, catapulting him onto a brand new platform, on which he could voice his talent, and build up a solid international fan base. To add to his repertoire, Randy has also opened for the likes of BUSY SIGNAL, DEMARCO, MR VEGAS, US R&B Sensation, LLOYD from YOUNG MONEY and toured Austria alongside fellow rising Reggae star, Cali P.
Citing ‘the foundation’ music as one of his main sources of inspiration,Randy decided to release a one-drop mixtape, where he sings over 13 tracks – all built upon classic STUDIO ONE riddims, such as “Stalag Riddim”, “Bobby Babylon Riddim”, “Lecturer Riddim” and more!
Hence, on the 1st of October 2012,’ Bring Back The Love’ was introduced to the world. The mix-tape, mixed by Switzerland’s finest, ‘Straight-sound’ became an instant hit with fans, from the Caribbean to Japan, commanding 800 downloads on its first day of release.
Embarking on the US November 15 – November 18th Randy Valentine will be making stops via various media outlets and available for interviews.
If MAGIC! wins Single of the Year at the American Music Awards this month for its hit “Rude,” Toronto’s reggae culture will have played a part.
“Growing up in Toronto, there’s a pretty heavy Caribbean descent (and) community there,” the band’s frontman, Nasri Atweh, told Spin magazine in a summer interview. “So you grow up going to different college parties and everyone’s always playing reggae in the clubs . . . for whatever reason ever since I was a kid, whenever I heard reggae or reggae groove or whatever it was, I just understood the fun but serious part of it. I kind of got it.”
But the success that made “Rude” a No. 1 hit in the U.S. has eluded other reggae acts in the Greater Toronto Area.
Take Brampton’s Tasha T. She has had top 10 songs in Canada, Ghana, Italy and the U.S., earned a Juno nomination and toured worldwide, but she has to work regular jobs to help sustain her 25-year music career.
Her most recent album, Real Talk, was released in May via her own label, RasVibe Records.
“A lot of times what I find with a lot of us here is that we have to have a 9-to-5 to really balance everything,” she said. “I do all types of different jobs. Administrative jobs, customer service, sometimes I work in the factory.
“Even with grants, there’s so many independent artists that try to apply for these grants and they’re not able to get it unless there’s a close link that you know inside that can help,” she added. “It’s like an up and down situation.”
Cultural critic Klive Walker has written about the history of Canadian reggae, including his 2005 book Dubwise. He says a big gap has existed since the 1970s, when artists such as Leroy Sibbles, Jackie Mittoo and Carlene Davis migrated here, and local acts such as Truths and Rights, Mojah, the Sattalites and Lillian Allen emerged.
The music industry never truly backed the reggae movement, he argues, lacking the financial backing of a visionary such as Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, who successfully marketed Bob Marley to an international fan base.
“The thing was kind of diseased from morning,” Walker said. “Lillian, Mojah and Truth and Rights had to do a lot of work on their own. It’s a tribute to them that they were able to chip off a piece of mainstream notoriety out of it, but at the same time they didn’t have a consistent and substantial mainstream presence because the industry around them didn’t understand what they were dealing with.”
He also says a lot of Jamaican-born artists who grew up here during the emergence of hip hop in the 1980s and ’90s chose hip hop instead of reggae given there were more opportunities to make money.
Perhaps the most successful mainstream Canadian reggae act was Messenjah, who originated in Kitchener in 1980. They were the first Canadian reggae band in 1985 to be signed by a major label, Warner Music Canada, and appeared in the Tom Cruise movieCocktail in 1988.
The group has been reconstituted and will appear at the Tattoo Rock Parlour on Nov. 14, releasing a new single and performing other songs from their upcoming album We Return.
Charles “Tower” Sinclair, the band’s bassist, argues that a lack of business sense has hindered progress within the Canadian reggae scene and thinks artists should hold themselves more accountable.
“What (labels) look for is a business,” he said. “You need a business head to talk to a business head. We cannot just blame other people, we have to blame ourselves too.”
Sinclair said reggae acts here should bear no grudge against MAGIC!, which mixes reggae with other styles, including R&B and jazz, in its music.
“We have a little jazz influence in reggae, a little country influence. So why can’t they have reggae in their funk or reggae in their calypso?” he said. “Why must we think reggae must belong to us. . . . We got it from somewhere too. We got it from ska, we got it from jazz. That’s how reggae came down to what we made it today.”
JuLion King, a Toronto reggae promoter and founder of Canadian Reggae World, notes that European and Asian countries, as well as the U.S., have become big markets for reggae over the years and questions why mainstream Canada has not adopted the music.
“I’ve done reggae jams in this country for the past 15 years,” he said. “We used to play at the Opera House, BamBoo and other places. There are people who do love the music here.
“Reggae is the only music that doesn’t get mainstream airplay, yet why is it in Poland? Why is it in Japan? It’s not a fluke that reggae can penetrate every country; how come we can’t sell it here in Toronto? We’re a nonentity.”
There is some hope for the future in the form of Manchester-born Toronto singer Exco Levi, who has won the last three Reggae Recording of the Year Junos.
He admits there could be more mainstream promotion of reggae in Canada but says the music has evolved in terms of production and public interest since he immigrated here in 2005.
“I remember the first time performing in Montreal, there were 15 people,” he said. “But at the beginning of this year, I performed in Montreal and it was a sold-out crowd; me alone and my band. When I looked around the crowd, it was mostly white people. The promoters said to me they’ve never seen a reggae artist from Toronto draw those crowds in Montreal before.”
With a new album set for release next March, Exco believes he can carry the banner for Canadian reggae music but says the industry here must do a better job of unearthing and developing reggae talents.
Things won’t change “until Canada and the reggae community here realize what they have and realize that they have to support their artists and play them on the mainstream (airwaves),” he said. “We need booking agents, we need an industry.”
Bounty Killer & Beenie Man recently recorded ‘Legendary’ their first single together. The man behind the release Esco chats to Gibbo to explain how he managed to create dancehall history.
Ms. Thing months after giving birth to her second child for Gullyside artiste Flexx says she is ready for music.
The artiste, who graced the international charts with the single Dude featuring Beenie Man in 2004, says that she will have no more children and it’s strictly back to focusing on her music.
The 25-year-old deejay says that she is not about to give up on music and that having a child does not render an artiste finished.
“Having a child does not hold you back, you have to put in the work and persevere, there is a level of sacrifice with the child-rearing process but I’m coming back musically,” she said.
Ms Thing says that this child with Flexx is her last as she feels like she has accomplished her quota.
“I don’t plan on having anymore. I always wanted two kids and now that I’ve done so, that’s it. I had two C-sections and I’m not prepared to go through that much pain again,” she laughed.
According to the artiste, Flexx is a good partner and friend and they are very compatible.
“He is cool. We have arguments like normal couples do, but we are really level-headed most of the time because he is also like a friend,” she said.
The artiste currently has some new songs with Flexx that are yet to be released. One of the songs, however, Mi Waah More produced by L Brick Records is promised to be the next hit single, according to Ms Thing.
“The song has a good vibe and we even plan on doing a video for it as soon as Flexx gets back in the island,” she said.
Speaking of videos, who can forget the last Ms Thing video Bonify featuring PhycoTanbad, which created quite a stir.
However, Ms Thing says this video will be different.
“This video will be sexy and kinda on the edge but not as raunchy. Yuh dun know a me sey sexy,” she said.
The outspoken deejay, who already has an album and a billboard hit under her belt, says that she is in the rebuilding stage and she is confident that she can climb back to the top.
“I didn’t get to promote the album much but it is out, and right now I’m going to do some work with Supa Hype, Fagan Fraternity and just a lot of people. My fans miss me and I won’t disappoint them. Mi ago jus put in the hard work and I will reach where I was and even pass it,” she said.
Ms Thing’s album is called Miss Jamaica, and was released under international record label Sequence Records. The album can be found on iTunes.
Dancehall artiste Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor plans to fight the suit filed in the Supreme Court for full custody of his daughter from media personality and first runner-up in the Miss Universe 2010 competition Yendi Phillipps. He reportedly wants frequent visitation rights but has no issue making child support payments.
The former beauty queen is seeking $60,000 per month in child support, requesting that the expenses relating to the child be equally split and that Chino receives limited visitation rights. Sources have told Loop News that Chino intends to fight her in open court.
“It is unfortunate that the public may believe that Chino is not supporting his child. the fact is that Chino has been paying child support for his daughter but has limited visitation rights. He had already served Yendi papers before this surfaced in the media, because although he has no issues minding his youth, she has had him on a programme where he sees his daughter seven hours on Saturday, and twice a week, and that’s not enough for him,” a source close to the McGregor family told Loop News.
“Those are the terms she submitted to him and he wants to challenge that, because he loves his daughter. Chino loves his children, and he wants to fight for his children to the bitter end. Yendi was the one who was a character witness for him in court before when he was filing for custody of his daughter, Peyton, from ‘Rosie’ so she knows he is a good dad, so why not allow him to see her more often?” the source continued.
The news of the case triggered a buzz on social media yesterday afternoon, with many people voicing their opinion on a relationship that has been in the media spotlight ever since Phillipps took to Facebook to announce her pregnancy with the couple’s child.
They then did a video interview with one of the daily newspapers about their relationship, in which they expressed their love for each other.
Jamaica’s Grammy award-winning reggae star, Shaggy will perform at Food For The Poor’s (FFP) 20th annual Building Hope Gala, to raise funds to build critically needed houses for poverty-stricken individuals living in Pon Batay, Haiti.
FFP’s 20th annual Building Hope Gala will be Friday, February 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
According to Robin Mahfood, FFP President/CEO, the charity organisation is elated that Shaggy has chosen to help them raise funds to help build permanent homes for people living in dirt-floor makeshift shacks, who lack clean drinking water and must walk miles to another community to fetch water from a well.
“Shaggy is a true friend of Food For The Poor. Thanks to Shaggy, the determination of Building Hope Gala committee members, and the South Florida community, Food For The Poor is positioned to build even more homes to commemorate the gala’s 20th anniversary,” Mahfood said.
He further stated, “The gift of a safe, secure home is a tremendous blessing for a family who lives in a crumbling one-room shack, and does not know where their next meal will come from. A home offers more than shelter to a destitute family – it offers hope.”
Since its founding 32 years ago, FFP has built more than 91,000 housing units for people desperately in need of adequate shelter.
At Building Hope Gala, attendees will be invited to make pledges for the construction of the houses.
Attendees will also be able to bid on additional silent auction prizes, such as electronics, jewelry, vacations, golf and dining packages at Boca West Country Club.
Supporters can donate a Food For The Poor home in advance of the Building Hope Gala. Donors who do this will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to New York Fashion Week in September 2015.
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We wished and it seems like its happening. Another dancehall artiste that has been waiting in the wings, is now able to take advantage of the huge North American market. Former Gaza member Black Ryno was recently granted a US Visa. He now joins Alkaline and Iyara as recent recipients.
Black Ryno indicates that since the expiration of his last work permit in 2010, he choose not to attempt to renew it. He didn’t get into specific details but said “I decided not to go back until it was the right time, …. until some of the bad news died down”. Sounding relieved and excited he also announced that he will be performing in Miami, Florida in November and plans to have a busy 2015.
Under the mentorship of Vybz Kartel, he rose to prominence as a member of the Portmore Empire. In February 2010 he severed ties with group, which led to him being attacked in songs by Portmore Empire members who remained. A week after his departure there was a mysterious fire at his apartment but the perpetrators have never been confirmed. He was also involved in a physical altercation with former Kartel business Partner Corey Todd that was caught on video.
At Sting 2013 he defeated Kiprich in a lyrical face off and won US$30,000. The previous year he was pushed off stage by former affiliate Popcaan, after joining him on stage in hopes of a ‘clash’.
Former Miss Jamaica Universe and media personality, Yendi Phillipps, has filed for full custody of her child with dancehall entertainer, Chino, whose real name is Daniel McGregor.
The application was filed in the Supreme Court this week by the law firm Nelson-Brown, Guy and Francis.
Phillipps is asking the court to grant her custody, care and control of the child.
She is also seeking $60,000 per month in maintenance for the child.
Phillipps is further asking the court to order Chino to pay half of the child’s
medical and educational expenses.
As part of the custody arrangement, Phillipps is asking the court to grant the dancehall entertainer access to the child twice during the week for three hours and once every weekend for seven hours.
She has been ordered to serve the application on the defendant.
No date has been set for the matter to be heard.
For all the people That sat by their telly waiting to see what happen hear is a little snippet of the speech,the show will be on Repeat itv .......BIG THANKS again to all my supporters/Fans/friends and family That took the time out to vote and Help Change The future of Uk Reggae/Dancehall,we came from the streets of Jamaican We came a long way we fight we believe we never give up and we concur BIG UP my manager/my label/my Warning Team/ everyone That helped along the way so let the journey continue #GodBless
- 1.Bobby Shmurda Feat Jah X Movado Junior Reid Pop Caan-Hot Nigga Reggae Mix
- 2.Elephant Man-Shmoney Dance
- 3.Vybz Kartel-Ignite The World
- 4.Shaggy-Work So Hard
- 5.Showtime Damien-Watch Your Mouth
- 6.Munga Feat Ghetto Bomb-Different Currency
- 7.Elephant Man Feat Nitty Kutchie-Never Scarede
- 8.Vybz Kartel-A Bay
- 10.Alkaline-Never End
- 11.IShawna-Wine Your Body
- 12.Elephant Man vs Ding Dong-Sivva vs Moggla
- 13.Vybz Kartel-Road To Paradise
- 14.Alkaline-Grave Dem A Go
- 15.Red Fox-Right Pon Time
- 16.Danadi-Hustle And Flow
- 17.Zayne-Energy Up
- 18.Vanessa Slim Feat I Octane-Cyaah Do It
- 19.Capleton-Cup Yah Fill
- 20.Alkaline-Mek Me D Money
- 21.Iggy Azalea Feat The Kemist-Fancy
- 22.Vybz Kartel Feat.Lushus-It s Hot
- 23.Alkaline-Things Take Time
- 24.Vybz Kartel-Gal A Get More
- 25.Mad Cobra-Me My Gunz And I
- 26.Aidonia-Coco Powder
- 27.Bookie-Dem Nuh Bad
- 28.Nikki Feat Merrick-Summer Ride
- 29.Meera-My Love
- 30.Denyque-Smile For The World
It is a known fact that Fire Links and Mighty Crownare far from friends. In fact, these sounds move more like rivals than anything else. But in the rare instances when Mighty Crown and Fire Linksmeet up, an explosive, intense hardcore juggling experience is guaranteed! Last year, Irish and Chinstaged “Money Pull Up” inHartford, CT, featuring the rivaling sounds and Dancehall fans went crazy. Now, a year after the historical night, due to the demand of the masses, The Far East Rulers and the feisty Fire Links are taking their high level sound system entertainment on the road to settle ‘Unfinished Business’ on their “Money Pull Up” Tour, November 26 -29, 2014.
Staged by Caribbean entertainment gurus Irish and Chin, the “Money Pull Up” Tour will offer sound system aficionados 4 nights of unforgettable action packed performances in East Coast cities, including Boston, Rochester, Bronx and Hartford. This is definitely a special treat for fans and the industry alike. Prior to the landmark “Money Pull Up” in Hartford last year, Mighty Crown had not shared a bill with Fire Links in over a decade. The event was significant, as it showed that even warring sounds with public differences could entertain in a professional, fun manner.
“I think that it’s so important to keep the sound system industry buzzin’ with fresh and exciting concepts,” says Garfield “Chin” Bourne of Irish and Chin. “Bringing sounds together such as Mighty Crown and Fire Links supports a major goal of our R.E.S.E.T. (Restoring Exciting Sound System Entertainment Together) campaign.
This week on Video Alley which now airs on CIN TV in New York & Jam TVin the United Kingdom & throughout Europe, will see Suzie Q coming to the forefront to address several notions. The episode dedicated to shedding light on her ex-husband and others effort to discredit her through various media outlets.
The popular media personality speaks about the constant pressure to have her engage in threesomes and various sexual activities, even after she told him she has never participated in such and isn’t interested in being a part of. It’s also been alleged that Mr Absolute, who is Suzie Q’s ex-husband was cheating on her with several females and with his baby mother while he was married to Suzie Q (who he has been seeing at her house in Jamaica every day over the summer).
Though he was separated from his first wife, he lived with Suzie Q for two years before divorcing her. It’s also alleged that he had a different lady at his house every night while he was still married to his first wife, who resided overseas until he tried to settled down with the media personality.
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New York, New York – International recording artistShaggy started 2014 on a high note. It is evident there is no stopping for the Grammy award, diamond selling recording artist to end the year any other way.
On Monday, October 13,CENTRIC announced the nominees for 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, which celebratesR&B’s finest and most soulful artists. Among the nominees isShaggy, who was nominated forBest International Performancefor his single ”You Girl’ featuring R&B superstar Neyo.
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, hosted by Wendy Williams, will honor artists in 12 different categories. R*B star Chris Brown leads the pack with seven nominations and R&B diva Beyonce follows with six. ForShaggy this nomination is a great honor and recognition for the work he enjoys and loves.
“Its always a great accomplishment to be acknowledged for the work I love and
enjoy doing everyday. To Soul Train Awards and CENTRIC thanks for acknowledging the hard work” says Shaggy.
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will take place on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and air on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014 at