Archive | August, 2009

Vybz Kartel ft Black Ryno – Movie Star Medley

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It’s. It’s New Seraaani. R Six Riddim + “Skip To My Luu”

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Serani’s moment in New York was summer 2008, with “Doh,” “No Games” and “She Loves Me” all on constant rotation on both pirate stations and Hot97, and he’s been trying to get an album filled with that same music out for a while now. Hopefully, that will still happen, but for everyone who’s already ready for some new Serani/Daseca emotional dancehall, here is Serani’s version on Daseca’s new R Six riddim and a random joint that also has dancer-turned-deejay, best named Ding Dong. Both are absurdly upbeat and perfect for the doggy days of summer.


Serani: “I Don’t Say I Love You”


Serani: Ding Dong, Razzy & Biggy, “Skip To Ma Luu”

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Mavado ft Di Genius – Cant take we life

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The First Rasta (Short Film)


Leonard Percival Howell (June 16, 1898 – 1981) was a Jamaican religious figure. He was one of the first preachers of the Rastafari movement (along with Joseph Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley, and Robert Hinds), and is sometimes known as “The First Rasta.”

Born in May Crawle River, Jamaica, Howell left the country as a youth and returned in 1932. He began preaching in 1933 about what he considered the symbolic portent for the African diaspora—the crowning of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. His preaching asserted that Haile Selassie was the “Messiah returned to earth.” Although this resulted in him being arrested, tried for sedition and imprisoned for two years, the Rastafari movement grew. [1]

Over the following years, Howell came into conflict with all the establishment authorities in Jamaica: the planters, the trade unions, established churches, police and colonial authorities. Nevertheless, this movement prospered, and today the Rastafari faith exists worldwide.

Leonard Howell died in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Poor And Boasy- Uh Ohh

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Poor & Boasy Released Video for Uh Ohh

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Known for sleeping in the Cemetery at the back of the Kingston parish church in halfway tree. Poor and Boasy, went from street youth to Magnum Kings and Queens second season winner and was made a millionaire overnight. From rags-to-riches the street youth windscreen wiper boy that dared to dream and capture the hearts of a nation has just released a music video for his trademark single “Uh Ohh”. It was directed by popular music video director Jay Will.

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Usain Bolt on September Issue of Sports Illustrated

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On the Cover: Usain Bolt, Track and Field, Jamaica
Photographed by: Bob Martin / SI

His performances are unthinkable, but also seemingly self-evident. Usain Bolt is a sprinter, after all; his work is timed to the thousandth of a second. Within five days last week at the world track and field championships in Berlin—a deeply significant site in the sport’s history—Bolt crushed his own year-old world records while winning both the 100 and 200 meters. The numbers speak in track’s most eloquent tongue.
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Anthony B “Boosty Wine Master”

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World Beat Music Festival Miami x Julian Marley

flyer1The First Annual World Beat Music Festival Miami Presented by WEDR 99 Jamz will be held on Sept 6, 2009. Featured Artists include: Julian Marley, Wayne Wade, Screwdriver, Phyllisia, Jahfe’, Marijah, Nukachez, Papduck, Momowilly, Yellow Cake 235, Melocanari, Exclusivley Africa, Mariachi Jalisco, T-Snow, Buddha Gonzalez, 3Kingz, Chinxs, & more. Doors open at 1PM. Showtimes are 2-11PM


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Live Nation Cancels Buju Banton shows

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By Julie Bolcer

Concert promoter Live Nation cancelled a series of upcoming shows by Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton (pictured) on Thursday after gay rights activists pressured the company to drop the antigay performer through an e-mail campaign.

Banton was scheduled to perform in October at House of Blues venues in Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Houston, among other dates and locations. However, last week, activists began contacting the Beverly Hills-based Live Nation to express their dismay because of his violent antigay lyrics.

Live Nation announced plainly that the concerts by Banton were cancelled, and that refunds would be available to ticket holders.

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RAS PENCO SET FOR IRIE JAMBOREE + NEW HIT SINGLE – “Be By My Side”

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Reggae sensation Ras Penco has enjoyed a tremendous run this year, first hitting number one in Jamaica with his single “Thousand Miles,” and will cap off the summer on an even higher note with exciting performances, a new hit single in hand and a video shoot in the works.The culture crooner is preparing to return for his second bout at New York’s reggae summer staple Irie Jamboree, put on by Irie Jam Radio 93.5 FM in the New York Tri-State region, on Sunday, September 6.”It feels good to return to Irie Jamboree because I’m coming back on a different level,” reveals the young star. “More people are familiar with my single now and know who Ras Penco is. It’s going to be good to come to New York and perform for all the people who will come out for the big Labor Day celebration. “Directly after Irie Jamboree, Penco will head to Los Angeles to shoot the video for his new hit single, the romantic pop ballad “Be By My Side.” The video is sure to propel the tune even more, as it is already receiving airplay in Jamaica. “It’s a wonderful feeling to be doing my second video,” smiles Penco. “I’m still holding the vibe of ‘Thousand Miles,’ and want to give the people that same energy and sentiment. It’s going to be even better.” Penco’s video for “Thousand Miles” continues to enjoy rotation in and out of the Caribbean, including on BETj and VH1 Soul. With the crossover sound of “Be By My Side” and the Hollywood-based production team at the helm of the upcoming video, he’s sure to have another major hit on his hands. For the latest artist news and tour information on Ras Penco, log on to www.myspace.com/raspenco.

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Tarrus Riley performs “Good Girl Gone Bad” live in NYC

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The secret to the success of Tarrus Riley, believe it or not, is quite simple – “when preparation meets opportunity”, stated a self-assured Riley. “I’ve been surrounded by music all my life. My father is a singer and my mother is a bathroom singer”, he explains with a chuckle. “Because I can’t change the world, I sing for the people – this is the contribution I can make and after I make a song; it isn’t even mine anymore; it belongs to the people.”

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War War And More War

elephantflippaWar war and more war. It seems like the season for diss tracks and Counteraction since Sting is almost here again. The new contenders in the ring  Flippa Mafia and Elephant man going back to back throwing blows on TJ Records Unstoppable Riddim. “Who We” By Flippa Mafia started it all, followed by Elephant Man “People”. Flippa Mafia followed up  with “Talk The Truth” . Listen Below

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Sean Paul’s Imperial Blaze debuts in Billboards top 20

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Sean Paul, returned to the charts this week with his brand new album Imperial Blaze. It places at no. 12, selling just 28,000 copies. It’s the artist’s first album since 2005′s The Trinity, which went on to sell over 1 million copies.
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Shawn Storm -Clap Shot Inna face

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Tarrus Riley – Love’s Contagious

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New Music- Shawn Storm x Anthony B

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This is a new single from Shawn Storm called Clap shot inna face.The track is a diss back at alliance in particular Bounty Killa for the tune Chatta Box. The riddim is called Challenger and is produced by X-FACTA, on the Morris Code Production label.

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Draped in the rich colours of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about Reggae music. This artiste has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using sharp lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the quality of performance standards and lyrical content for the industry, through the release of 13 albums, over 1000 singles and appearances on over 100 albums in the last 14 years.

Anthony B’s musical journey started in the church, back when he was still called Keith Anthony Blair in Clark’s Town, Trelawney. In this part of rural Jamaica, Anthony B was immersed in the thunderous chants and rhythms of Revivalism and the Seventh Day Adventist church where he honed his soon-to-be signature vocals. In his formative years, the artiste also cleaved to the music of Otis Redding and the incomparable Peter Tosh.

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Bounty Killer @ Kartel Once Again – “Wata Chune”

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Shabba Ranks Dancehall Emperor

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Influenced by such “toaster” as Josey Wales and yellowman, he began performing in Kingston in 1980 and soon was recording Jamaica hit singles with such leading record producers as King Jammy and Bobby Digital. Grammy Award winning Shabba Ranks has always mastered a brand of explosive intimacy, working the studio in refresing ways, giving the world hit after hit bass after bass and masterfully stripping away bass and reverb when needed to be. He became with his talent, has charisma and his singular voice a monarch of the the music. Jamaica dancehall emperor, Shabba Ranks demonstrated the tremendous possibilities of blending his brand of reggae with the urband contemporary R&B and inovative sound are making permanent and long-lasting in roads into the music industry. Acknowledged phenomenal dancehall emperor Shabba Ranks makes the reggae dancehall music for everybody. To all of  Shabba’s fans he is presently in the studio putting the finishing touches on soon to be released album. as everyone says it, he’s nothing but the emperor of dancehall reggae, the biggest selling and highest profile star of dancehall reggae.

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Shabba Ranks Performance

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Busy Signal Documentary (Flashback)

Reanno Gordon, better known by his stage name, Busy Signal, is an artist from Tivoli Gardens in the heart of West Kingston, Jamaica. Known as one of the artists leading the contemporary Dancehall movement, Busy Signal has been a large part of the scene since 2003. His poetic lyrics in his first hit single, “Step Out,” made it one of the most popular dancehall songs in 2005. A music video of Step Out was released shortly afterwards.

He was nicknamed Busy Signal by his friends because of the fact that he is constantly busy. His hit tracks for 2007/2008 were “Nah Go A Jail Again”, “Smoke Some High Grade”, “Tic Toc” and the crazy track ripping the charts entitled “Unknown Number” has made tremendous airplay and dancehall reviews especially in the Caribbean and the U.S. He has released a hit dancehall album entitled Step Out.

On The September 22, 2008, Busy Signal released his second studio album titled Loaded, a 15 track compilation of from Vp Records of well known dancehall hits such as “Jail”, “Whine Pon Di Edge”, These are the days among others as well as never heard before exclusive tracks such as “People So Evil”, “Hustle Hard” etc.

Busy Signal is also known as one of the most prominent artists of the Bounty Killer lead Alliance along with Mavado, Roderick (ROD) Douglas, Wayne Marshall and Bling Dawg. He was once at odds with fellow dancehall artist Aidonia where both exchange lyrical words but that didn’t materialize in a clash. Later in 2008 dancehall artist Vybz Kartel produced various “dis tracks” aimed at Busy Signal and other alliance members, to which Busy responded with a few tracks.

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School Bell Riddim – Elephant Man – You a di Wife


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Hot Buzz: Magazeen | Shawn storm | Kevin Lyttle

magazeenMaybach Music Group founder and rap star Rick Ross has touched down in Kingston, Jamaica to launch his artist Magazeen to the dancehall community. Jamaican-born Magazeen is the only dancehall act signed to the Miami-based label, Maybach Music Group (MMG), which has a joint venture through Def Jam – a syngery Magazeen is looking to capitalize on with his fusion of dancehall, hip-hop, R&B and pop sounds and thus international appeal.

His versatile musical style can be sampled on Ross’ single “Yatch Club,” on his current album, Deeper Than Rap. “I’m coming like a loaded clip with my music,” discloses Magazeen, on his launch in Jamaica – the motherland of reggae and dancehall music.

While in Jamaica, Magazeen and Ross will be shooting not one but three videos, as they aim to capture the reality of Jamaica on screen, as lyrically depicted in their songs. The videos are for new singles “Psalms 27,” “Seven Eleven” and “Real Jamaicans.”

“I’m here to show Jamaica new Maybach Music star Magazeen and what he can do,” states Ross. “And we’re going to take advantage of being here to get the real Jamaican flavor for our videos to show the world.”

“I’m happy to be coming home to Jamaica,” reveals Magazeen, who currently resides in Miami. “I love my people and it’s great to be back to experience the vibes as I’m working on taking our music to the international level and to all corners of the globe.”

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Shawn Storm’s new single “Pum Pum Talk” on the Jazzika Riddim produced by X-Facta of Morris Code Productions  has a different twist to it unlike any other dancehall track out right now. Shawn Storm gets creative on his single  by show casing a smoother side of delivering on the track . Check it out.

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Kevin Lyttle’s new single “Bring It Out”, produced by The Studio Monkeys and recorded at North Miami’s famed Circle House Studios. For more info on Kevin and his current album, go to www.kevinlyttle.com

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Demarco – “True Friend”

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Courtney John Hits MTV

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Just three months since his sophmore album release “Made In Jamaica”, Courtney John is breaking boundaries and records in the music business.
Two weeks after a blistering globe hopping album premier, his 50′s themed black and white HD video has hit MTV.

The single “Lucky Man”, has already topped the AOL Reggae Charts and is making its way through europe and UK on its own high powered electricity.

Locally the Video and the single is in heavy rotation, and rumours within the international community has poised the video as the International Reggae Video & Single of the year.

Shot on location at the historic Ward Theatre and monumental CPTC complex, the video was directed by the award win ning team of Ras Tingle and Danielle Delsume of TD Films.

Check Out Video Here: http://www.dancehallusa.com/?p=2403

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Sean Kingston – “Island Queen”

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Mavado’s Japan Tour is a major success

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A crowd the size of Reggae Sumfest came out to the AICHI Reggae Breeze Festival yesterday to see Mavado Saturday night. Thousands and thousands of Japanese Reggae and Dancehall fans flocked to the beach for what can only be described as a cross between Sumfest and Fully Loaded.

Thousands of miles away from home, Jamaican culture was alive and kicking as sound systems pumped out everything from Garnet Silk to Bounty Killer, surrounded by stalls selling Jerk chicken and Ital stew! Japanese Dancehall acts and selectors warmed up the crowd but when Mavado hit the stage the energy level was cosmic. The huge crowd hung on Mavado’s every word and went ballistic from start to finish.

“Its a great feeling to travel so far from Jamaica and be shown so much love from another country,” said a tired Mavado after giving his all at the show. “It shows the power of our music and culture and we need to keep using it and representing it positively. I’m having a great experience in Japan and will definitely be back soon.”
Anger Management Band did another fine job, as well as Flexxx and Chase Cross who were both shown a lot of love from the sea of fans in attendance when called on stage by Gully God.

The final leg of the Reggae Breeze Mavado Tour stops in Kumamoto tonight for the Kyushu Music Festival that is sure to round off the trip on an extreme high.

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Tanto Metro And Devonte- Bruk Out

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Dj Webstar Feat Serani – “Tipsy in the club” Refix

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Jamaica achieves best-ever World Championship performance

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Regardless of the performance of Jamaica’s women in today’s 4x400m relay final, the country has already created World Athletics Championship history.

Helsinki, Finland, in 1983 was where it all started when Bert Cameron pocketed gold in the men’s 400m, running an impressive 45.05 seconds. The outstanding Merlene Ottey took the baton and collected back-to-back 200m gold medals in 1993 and 1995.

After that, the country experienced a drought of individual gold medals until Trecia Smith’s triple jump gold in 2005.

Jamaican superstar Veronica Campbell-Brown added the 100m title in Osaka, Japan, in 2007.

Team Jamaica did, however, win a gold medal in the women’s 4x100m in 1991.

The 2001 women’s 4x400m relay team finished second but was awarded the gold medal after the United States team was disqualified.

Before this awesome performance, Jamaica had won overall seven gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships but no more than a single gold came at any one meet.

The country’s best medal haul came in Osaka, Japan, in 2007, where athletes took home one gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

With one day left in the 2009 Championships, Team Jamaica has already grabbed 12 medals, seven gold, three silver and two bronze.

But even more impressive was the performances in victory.

It’s the first time Team Jamaica has grabbed the men’s 100m and 200m, women’s 400m and 100m hurdles, along with the men’s 4x100m relay.

It is a performance which has been hailed by Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

“The performance of our athletes at the Berlin games and the victories they have brought to our country almost on a daily basis confirm that this country is destined for greatness.

“We are blessed, our people are blessed and we now need to translate this energy, this determination, discipline and drive into all spheres of our lives,” Golding said.

According to Golding, “The athletes have outdone themselves, bringing with them a nation that is bursting with pride and joy, beyond words.”
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Vybz Kartel ft Gaza Kim – Danger

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Serani’s 2nd single makes Billboard Top 100

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Multi-talented Alliance member Serani has scored his second successive Billboard hit with “She Loves Me,” the second single from his upcoming album.

Debuting this week at number 82 on the Billboard Hot Hip Hop/R&B Chart, She Loves Me is in heavy rotation on the station that breaks Dancehall records in the US – New York’s HOT 97, as well as at other urban and crossover formats across the country as it begins to pick up speed.
“Its a great time for Jamaica right now,” said Serani. “Our athletes are on top the world and we’re continuing to make huge strides like Usain with our music! 2009 has been a great year for me and for Jamaican music, now I am just readying up to drop the album and try to move some units!”
The video for She Loves Me will be shot in New York over the next two weeks which will propel the song further into the realms of mainstream America. Serani, who self-produced the song, also has a hot track bubbling on US radio with rapper Webstar.
Serani continues his hectic schedule this Sunday inside Club Mansion on Miami’s party capital – South Beach. He is also slated to appear on Miami’s POWER 96 FM’s Beach House show next Saturday the 29th at the Deauville beach resort on Miami Beach, alongside T Pain, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi, Trick Daddy, Trina, Jagged Edge and more. Serani will be hitting New York Friday September 4th with fellow Alliance members Bounty Killer and Mavado for HOT 97′s On Da Reggae Tip at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Major Myjah – “My Sunshine”

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DON YUTE – Get Down On The Floor

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Alliance Provides Clarity to ‘Beenie Man’

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In light of Beenie Man’s recent comments regarding his “invitation” for the Alliance to perform at his show this Saturday we just wanted to balance a couple of issues…..

Beenie himself came to me at Champions in Action and asked me if the artists would be available for his show,” said Alliance management’s Julian Jones-Griffith. “I’m not sure why he is saying he sent someone to ask me when he himself came to me. And genuinely every artist will be off the island this weekend. I’m in Japan right now with Mavado, Killer and Serani will also be away. A member of Beenie’s promotional team contacted my office a couple of months ago asking if Serani would be available but he was already booked in advance. There was no request for Killer or Mavado back then and when Beenie asked me on Saturday they were already contracted for overseas engagements. So for him to say we ‘refused’ his invitation to unity is putting a negative spin on the situation to say the least.”

Cynics are saying Beenie is just using this ploy as part of the intense damage control media campaign both he and Vybz Kartel have undertaken since they were unceremniously booed at Champions in Action. Beenie Man, who did a song called “Gaza mi Seh,” declared himself the Gaza Emperor and counteracted Mavado’s Mockingbird is now insisting he isnt saying Gully or Gaza he’s saying “Jamaica” and calling for unity. Thats an admirable thing to do, but why the sudden change of heart……in the run-up to his show?

And as for the accusation that the Alliance carried people to Champions to boo Beenie is laughable and not worth another word. They got booed at one stage show and have spent the days since then having their publicists running around like headless chickens with denials, accusations and distractions. Its not that big of a deal but they are only damaging themselves by drawing it out for days like this.

The Alliance sends its congratulations to Usain Bolt, Shely Anne Fraser, Brigitte Foster-Hylton and the rest of the Jamaican athletes that have captured the imagination of the world with their supreme performances in Berlin. And all the best to Beenie with his show.

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J. Period & K’naan – The Messangers (Bob Dylan & Bob Marley tribute)

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Deejay and producer J. Period and Somali emcee K’naan are joining forces for The Messengers, a remix project paying tribute to musical icons Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.

The project, which is a mix of Afro-Beat, Reggae, Ska, Folk Music, Rock and Hip Hop, remixes the music of the three artists in an effort to continue conveying their messages. K’naan is fresh off of his sophomore release, Troubadour [click to read], which debuted at #32 on Billboard’s top 200. J. Period has done numerous remix projects – one of which was with Q-Tip – yielding over 600,000 downloads. In addition, J. Period has worked with Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Kanye West and many other artists.

“This project is really special to me,” says K’naan. “Not the product of ego but of passion. Far from a marketing tool, it is an honest musical offering. Nothing gives a better window into the root and concept of my own sound than The Messengers.”

“A lot of people say Hip Hop is in a stagnant place, but I see few actually doing something about it,” says J.Period. “I love the The Messengers because the concept is completely unique, but still true to the original spirit of Hip Hop: combining the best elements from everywhere to create something fresh, to make a new statement. Fela, Marley and Dylan proved that when great music meets a powerful message, the result lives forever. I hope K’naan and I have done their legacies justice with this project.”

The Messengers will be released in five parts over the course of five weeks, begging with an installment consisting of one remix of Fela , Marley, and Dylan each. The first installment will be released today (August 18). A new release will follow every Tuesday in September, beginning with a tribute to Fela Kuti (September 1), Bob Marley (September 8), Bob Dylan (September 15), and finally The Messangers in its entirety plus bonus tracks on September 22.

J.Period x K’Naan: “Let’s Start (Fela Kuti Tribute)”

J.Period x K’Naan: “Belly Full (Bob Marley Tribute)” feat. Kardinal Offishall, General Steele, Baja

J.Period x K’Naan: “Relationships Lay (Bob Dylan Tribute)”

Other artists involved in The Messengers project are M1 of Dead Prez, Kardinal Offishall, Baja of Dry Eye Crew, Steele of Smf’N’Wessun, Zumbi of Zion I, Netic the Rebel of Game Rebellion, bassist Brian Satz, and produced DJ Preservation.

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Busy Signal x Poirier x Natalie Storm x Lots of Women

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This blend started out with the Natalie Storm 45 “God Bless Me” on the Cheez Trix riddim—which, if you’ve been reading the blogs you know was produced by Nats herself. A move out of the deejay booth and behind the boards seems like a natural step for her since the whole Badda Badda Gals modus toppa-randi is about the daughters doing it for themselves. It also just happens to be one of the nicest dancehall beats we’ve heard in a while, capturing the polyrhythmic crack of ’90s dancehall without actually being a thief-ed and recycled version of a ’90s classic. Nat’s version might be the best but like any good riddim, the Cheez Trix invites a ton of strong versions, not surprisingly showcasing some of the top non-badda badda affiliated female DJs, ie Macka Diamond and newcomer Tiki.

We notice that another new juggling had an unusually high estrogen quotient. That riddim is called Unstoppable and it comes from TJ Records. Linton “TJ” White is the same dude who’s almost single handedly kept the dancehall scene alive with Bembe Thursdays and also put out the Showtime throwback riddim called Unfinished Business. That run alone spawned the two biggest crossovers of the past year or two—Serani’s “No Games” and Mavado’s “So Special”—so if you are in any way living off this reggae business, you owe the man a round of applause. Until now he hadn’t produced a follow up that even came close to duplicating the impact of Unfinished Business but that situation may have changed with Unstoppable.

It would have been perfect if it wasn’t for for two meddling tunes from Deejay stalwart Busy Signal in the same tempo. The remix came straight from Ghis (Poirier—not to be confused with Giz “77Klash” Burrowes).

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Usain Bolt 200m World Record 19.19!

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Usain Bolt’s extraordinary world championships continued as he broke his own 200m world record, running in a time of 19.19sec that slashed 0.11sec off the time he set in Beijing last year. Earlier this week he ran a time of 9.58sec to break his own 100m world record by exactly the same margin.

“I can definitely say I didn’t expect that because I was a little bit tired,” Bolt said after the race. “I said ‘Let’s try because people are really looking out for this’. I said ‘It won’t hurt to try’. So I tried really hard and now I’m really tired.

“Maybe next time I should just run the 200m or the 100m alone,” he added. “My form was going backwards. I wasn’t running upright. It wasn’t a good race but it was a fast one.”

Bolt was in relaxed mood before the race, showing off to the cameras and wearing a t-shirt bearing the phrase “Ich Bin Ein Berlino”, in reference to Berlino the bear, the event’s mascot. After one false start, Bolt got off the blocks quickly and opened up an easy, early lead. He had time, towards the end of the race, to appear to check the stadium clock before he crossed the finish line. His nearest competitor was Alonso Edward, who finished with a time of 19.81sec while the American Wallace Spearmon finished third with 19.85sec.

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2nd Annual Ottawa Reggae Festival!

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Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, takes on a Red Yellow and Green transformation with the staging of the 2nd annual Ottawa Reggae Festival! Live from Le Breton Flats located in Downtown Ottawa, and beside Canada’s War Museum, the festival will span 3 days and will host more than 30 performers from Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, Mexico and the US.

The festival’s headliner, Shaggy, said “it’s been a few years since I’ve been to Canada. I’m really looking forward to performing for my Canadian fans!” Featuring artists Tanya Stephens, Pressure, Baby Cham, and Shurwayne Winchester, all artists have expressed that they are looking forward to entertaining Canada’s large Reggae, Dancehall and Soca community.

“There’s a little something for everyone,” said Festival President Benjamin Williams, “and front stage accommodations in the Heineken VIP Lounge for patrons with disabilities shows that we are looking forward to seeing everybody!”

In keeping with their commitment to fostering and promoting Canadian talent, the festival also features award winning Ras Lee & Roots from Ottawa, Auresia from Montreal and Juno Award winner Humble from Toronto, among others.

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Spragga Benz -Shotta Culture

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A documentary and an album are only a couple things Spragga Benz has on his agenda after a lengthy United States tour.

Spragga recently wrapped up the ‘Blazed And Confused’ tour, which he did with Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley. During the tour they visited 25 cities.

“We did mostly outdoor shows. It was great, probably the best tour I have been on. Everything went well,” said Spragga. He said he visited places for the first time where people were not familiar with reggae or dancehall.

With the tour aside, his focus is now on a documentary about his life, which will tentatively be called Shotta Culture. It will look at his life, musical career , relationships, children and his deceased son, Carlton Grant Jr.

“It’s a 90-minute documentary and I will be candidly talking about everything about Jamaica – gang violence, politics. We nah glamourise it but we a speak pon all these things,” he said.

Spragga’s friends and family will also be in the documentary, talking about him. It will have his family members, Buju Banton, Stephen Marley, friends from Arrows Recording Studio, his friends from La Benz and Ricky Villa, who died some 10 years ago, but Spragga found an old footage of him talking about their friendship and Spragga’s career.

There will also be footage from some of his shows and the recent Life Fest, which was dedicated to the Carlyle Foundation set up in his son’s honour.

Spragga said the documentary was scheduled for release in October. However, he said he wanted to include the December 16 trial over his son’s death in the documentary. So, he would prefer if the release date was rescheduled to February next year.

“We want to include the trial. We want to put the full story in it. Show seh the law do its job, if it do it job,” Spragga said.

However, the October release of his album is already set, as it is almost complete. The songs have been recorded but some of them are still being mixed. It features artistes such as Wayne Wonder, Marcia Griffiths, Nas, Stephen Marley, Sizzla, Jah Cure and Queen Ifrica.

“I been working on that for a while now but I wasn’t rushing it. We neva did a mek a dancehall album. It is reggae/dancehall-based with some dub sound but with a new twist to it,” Spragga said, while noting that the album is being produced by him and popular hip-hop producer Salaam Remi.

In addition, Spragga said he wants to shoot videos for all the songs on the album, so that they can be a part of the documentary.

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Hot 97 Interviews Sean Paul

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Mighty Crown gets Nike shoe deal

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Having worked together in the past, Japanese music group Mighty Crown are once again collaborating with Nike Sportswear on lesser known model, the Dynasty High. This particular release sees some pretty out of the ordinary touches including a studded ankle strap and double flag logo on the tongue. The re-visitation of the 1981 original Dynasty High comes in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Mighty Crown Yokohama Reggae Festival.

`I am blessed to be a part of Reggae music….it is powerful because it comes from a powerful culture,` says Simon Tse, co-founding member of Mighty Crown. `The Jamaican culture has taught me so much that I travel the world spreading it`s vibes and incorporate it into my work.`

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Chase Cross(Gully) – Many At Times

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Vybz Kartel – Birthday F**k Refix

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Enter Now! Sean Paul “Imperial Blaze” Grand Prize Giveaway Contest

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Sean Paul’s HIGHLY acclaimed new album IMPERIAL BLAZE is hitting stores everywhere on August 18th, and Sean Paul and DancehallUSA is giving you the opportunity to win an exclusive IMPERIAL BLAZE Giveaway! There can only be one grand prize winner, and the winner will receive:

Grand Prize:

(1) “IMPERIAL BLAZE” signed CD

(2) Sean Paul “Imperial Blaze” t-shirt

(3) 11×17 Sean Paul Poster

Please note: Contest ends September 7th and grand prize winner will be chosen and announced immediately on DancehallUSA.

Upon entering the contest you’ll be judged based on the time you spend on a question and the accuracy of your answers, You’ll  be required to provide your Name and Email which is used for validation purposes only. GOOD LUCK!!

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Rick Ross for Beenie Man Sizzle

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Rick Ross, the artiste who shot to stardom after the release of his 2006 album, Port of Miami and who dominated the charts with songs like Push it and Hustling is all set to make his debut appearance in Jamaica this summer. As part of the star-studded line-up planned for Lime Beenie Man Sizzle to be held at the National Stadium on Saturday, Rick Ross is expected to deliver a superb showing belting out his major hits.

According to Beenie Man, he is pulling out all the stops to ensure that fans walk away from this show thinking it was the best one they’ve ever been to.

“This year I’m celebrating 30 years in the music. I am putting my all into this show because it is for my fans who have supported me over the years. I have put together a solid line-up that I believe the fans will like,” Beenie said.

“Rick Ross is one of the big names in rap music, he has never performed in Jamaica so having him as part of my show is a big deal,” he added.

Beenie Man also disclosed that the plans for the show were underway and everything was going well.

Rick Ross has collaborated with several major players in the music business including Nelly, T-Pain, Nas and John Legend. He is looking forward to coming to Jamaica and supporting Beenie Man’s annual event.

Ross is also planning to release his fourth studio album entitled Teflon Don which has been confirmed on some of his websites. It is set to be released in early 2010. He is also working on a collaboration with the Triple C’s entitled Custom Cars and Cycles which is set to be released in 2010.

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Vybz Kartel – “Lightning Bolt” Tribute 2 Usain

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Vybz Kartel “Lightning Bolt”

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Jamaican Usain Bolt set a world record for the 100-meter dash on Sunday, speeding to the finish in an unprecedented and nigh absurd 9.58 seconds—which inspired Vybz Kartel to immediately hit the studio and memorialize the freakish sprinter. The song is only two minutes long so it feels nearly as quick as Bolt’s record, but it’s notable that Vybz sounds audibly STOKED, singing with a glorious wail and proudly repping the Jamaican flag. The Times writes, “Jamaica is the cradle of sprinting now, and all those curious to know just how fast Bolt might have gone if he had not stopped trying 20 meters before the finish in Beijing now have a much clearer answer. Assuming ratification, the time to beat is 9.58 seconds. And for now, only one man appears capable of playing this game.” Bolt also dragged his feet at the start of this one. Vybz puts it more succinctly: “The fastest man in the history of the worrllllllldddddd!”

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Konshens – “The Realest”

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Bruck Up Feat Shaggy – SUNGLASSES “KEEP YA SHADES ON

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Shelly Ann Fraser wins women 100m

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