Archive | September, 2009

New music video medley form Mr Vegas “Gallis” and “Sassa Step” directed by Jay Will (Game Over). Check it out below.

Mr Vegas- Gallis/Sassa Step

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However, a fee of $25 will apply for the second checked bag. These regulations apply to checked baggage weighing up to 50 pounds each.

Air Jamaica’s New Baggage regulations

airjamaicaAir Jamaica announced Thursday that baggage regulations will be revised for passengers by October 14. As of this date, Economy Class passengers will be allowed two pieces of checked baggage and one carry-on piece. However, a fee of $25 will apply for the second checked bag. These regulations apply to checked baggage weighing up to 50 pounds each.

The revised policy will decrease the fee for overweight baggage from $75 to $50 for the first bag weighing 51 – 70 pounds. Excess baggage charges for flights within the Caribbean will increase from $80 to $125 per bag. For Lovebird Executive Class passengers, the policy remains unchanged as the airline continues to allow three pieces of checked luggage, along with one carry on bag at no charge.

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Wearing a pair of short red shorts and glittery tennis shoes, Jimmy Fallon challenged Usain Bolt to a race walk through NBC studios last night on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'

Usain Bolt on Jimmy Fallon late night show

Wearing a pair of short red shorts and glittery tennis shoes, Jimmy Fallon challenged Usain Bolt to a race walk through NBC studios last night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’ Bolt has wowed the running world at the Beijing Olympics and again at the IAAF World Championships, where he set new world records for the 100- and 200-meter races. While he completely dominates at his races on the track, how will he fare during a race walk?

Jimmy Fallon explains the course and they both limber up in anticipation of the race. While Usain Bolt looks like he’s barely moving during the race, he pretends to wipe sweat off his brow and does a moonwalk across the finish line:

Usain Bolt doesn’t say much during the segment, but Fallon asks him if ever imagined he would be the fastest man alive. The segment focuses mainly on the race walk, but it would have been interesting if Fallon had done a sit-down interview with the track star.

Usain Bolt’s
appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is just the latest stop on his whirlwind media tour in New York City. So far in his visit, Bolt has attended a Yankees game, appeared on numerous local radio programs, spoken at Walt Whitman College and even “raced” against 11 ESPN staffers: While his track season is over for the year, Usain Bolt is making the
most of his worldwide fame. He is apparently considering several multi-million dollar endorsement offers, and his current trip to the United States will only help to increase his visibility among Americans who don’t follow track and field.
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Tanya Menoni

Wearing a pair of short red shorts and glittery tennis shoes, Jimmy
Fallon challenged Usain Bolt to a race walk through NBC studios last
night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’ Bolt has wowed the running
world at the Beijing Olympics and again at the IAAF World Championships,
where he set new world records for the 100- and 200-meter races. While
he completely dominates at his races on the track, how will he fare
during a race walk?

Jimmy Fallon explains the course and they
both limber up in anticipation of the race. While Usain Bolt looks like
he’s barely moving during the race, he pretends to wipe sweat off his
brow and does a moonwalk across the finish line:

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A GROUP of Jamaicans in Miami have launched a petition to allow deejays Buju Banton and Beenie Man to appear on the October 31 Reggae Bash show in that Florida city.

The group has sent a letter to Miami mayor, Manuel Diaz, and Carlos Alvarez, mayor of Miami/Dade County, asking for their support. The show is scheduled for the James L. Knight Center.

Diaspora in Miami defends Buju Banton, Beenie Man

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A GROUP of Jamaicans in Miami have launched a petition to allow deejays Buju Banton and Beenie Man to appear on the October 31 Reggae Bash show in that Florida city.

The group has sent a letter to Miami mayor, Manuel Diaz, and Carlos Alvarez, mayor of Miami/Dade County, asking for their support. The show is scheduled for the James L. Knight Center.

Equality Florida, a gay rights group, told the Miami Herald that Banton has a history of abusing homosexuals. It pointed to his infamous 1992 anti-gay song, Boom Bye Bye, as evidence.

Forgotten matter

But Andrew Minott of Global Vybz Entertainment, promoters of the show, countered by saying the song was done almost 20 years ago and that Banton no longer performs it at concerts.

“The song was forgotten about. Because they are making it a big issue it’s come to the forefront. Let sleeping dogs lie,” Minott said.

According to the Miami Herald, the car dealership, Toyota of Hollywood, has ordered three of its salesmen to withdraw support for the concert.

Several calls by The Gleaner to Banton’s manager, Tracii McGregor, were not returned.

Equality Florida is the latest gay organisation in the United States to challenge Banton’s American tour, which is in support of his Rasta Got Soul album.

In August, promoters Live Nation and AEG cancelled dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas and Houston, following robust protests by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

Backlash forcing hand

The gay backlash has forced the singjay’s management to reschedule shows in other major cities such as Salt Lake City, Utah, Richmond, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio.

Banton and other dancehall acts, including Sizzla and Capleton, have been dogged by gay activists in the United States and Europe for several years. In 2007, gay rights groups drafted the Reggae Compassionate Act, which called for dancehall acts to show more tolerance towards homosexuals.

Banton has denied signing it, but the Miami Herald published a section of the document with the signature Mark Myrie (Banton’s real name) affixed to it.

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Pon Di Gaza is described as a complete portrayal of the life and times of Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer. Tunes such as the Billboard-charting single “Ramping Shop” “Versitility” and “Like a Movie”. Listen and get promo tracks and buy album here.

Vybz Kartel “Pon Di Gaza”

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Pon Di Gaza is described as a complete portrayal of the life and times of Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer. Tunes such as the Billboard-charting single “Ramping Shop” (featuring Spice), “Versitility” (featuring Indu), and “Like a Movie”, give audiences the flashy side of Vybz Kartel, while new singles such as “Teardrops,” “What You Won’t Do for Love,” “Can’t Frame Me,” and “Yeah Though I Walk” give personal testament of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Adidja Palmer.

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Here we go again, another hit by Timeka Marshall featuring Busy Signal. Busy said: She is "image and talent rolled up in one. New single call "Feel Fah". check it out

Timeka Marshall ft Busy Signal – “Feel Fah”

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Flava Squad Entertainment recently released the music video (medley) for their Addiction riddim. The video was directed by Wayne South and features Konshens (”What A Life”), Gyptian (”True Confession”), Khago (”Not A Man Of Many Words”) and Nitty Kutchie (”In God I Trust”). Check it Out.

ADDICTION MEDLEY VIDEO

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The daughter of a cabaret star and product of Jamaica, Jovi Rockwell has the edge of a more natural Rihanna and a staccato flow similar to that of M.I.A. Having worked with Ne-Yo and Akon, Jovi Rockwell is carving out her own lane as she embarks on her debut album tentatively titled Rebel Love Goddess.

Jovi Rockwell “Killin Dem” Single off “PSYCHO THERAPY MIXTAPE”

jovirockJamaica’s born artist Jovi Rockwell is the next Caribbean sensation coming to the states to deliver an upbeat attitude that’s sure to have you winding your hips and nodding your head to the riddim. Signed to Epic Records this 25 year old sings, “you’re gonna need me darling, and it wont be long” in her verse with Mr Vegas, and she means it! Already working with some heavy hitting music producers.

The daughter of a cabaret star and product of Jamaica, Jovi Rockwell has the edge of a more natural Rihanna and a staccato flow similar to that of M.I.A. Having worked with Ne-Yo and Akon, Jovi Rockwell is carving out her own lane as she embarks on her debut album tentatively titled Rebel Love Goddess.

Describing her style as influenced by all genres of music including Jazz, Jovi turns her real life experiences into song, manifesting storytelling ability reminiscent of a young Lauryn Hill, one of Rockwell’s many influences. Mixing the fluidity of her rapping with the combination of a heavy Yard accent, Jovi Rockwell is the latest ingredient in the flavoring of rhythmic music.

Let us take the honor of introducing Jovi Rockwell to you all and will definitely be added to our list of Faces to Watch 2009. Receiving notice from being featured on our latest favorite track to bump on our iPods, “Can’t Stop Now” from Diplo’s album Major Lazer.

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King Jammys - "King at the Controls"
Click to watch this classic DVD of how the great King Jammys got started.

King Jammys – “King at the Controls”

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At the age of 31, Jason Williams aims to create a legacy as the greatest film maker who ever existed locally and be listed among the best, internationally.

Known mostly as Jay Will in the music and film industries, Williams has been directing music videos since 2003. His love for this was fuelled by his introduction to television production in high school.

Director Jay Will Filming His Way To Success

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At the age of 31, Jason Williams aims to create a legacy as the greatest film maker who ever existed locally and be listed among the best, internationally.

Known mostly as Jay Will in the music and film industries, Williams has been directing music videos since 2003. His love for this was fuelled by his introduction to television production in high school.

“I moved to Florida and while in high school there I became involved in various aspects of television because we had a television station that I was heavily involved in.”

That introduction was what later guided Williams to his chosen career path.

“After high school I went on to film school for a year and then I went on to study journalism.” While in college, he interned at various television stations including NBC, ESPN and MTV. After graduating he did a stint at CBS and then took up a job offer at MTV, working in various posts and departments.

While working a full-time job, music video directing was his passion and the time came when he had to make a decision to either put an end to his job or allow his involvement in video production to die a slow death.

“I was always moving back and forth to do videos in Miami and even Jamaica. But then there was a conflict of interest and I had to choose between music video directing and my work at MTV because my side job was getting in the way. I had to decide to work with others or for myself.”

Luckily, he had jobs in the pipeline so making the decision was not hard. He decided to move back to Jamaica and lived in hotels before settling down. Williams has now created a name for himself and he is in his element.

“I like being able to let visions and thoughts come alive. Thinking of it and then seeing my ideas on TV is a great feeling. I have the power to make concepts come alive,” he said, smiling.

When you love something and in this case it’s your job, it is hard to separate it from your normal life. Some will say you eat sleep and breathe it, but he plays, hears and sees it.

“When I have a music video to do, I listen to it (the song) for a couple of weeks on my Ipod and in my car. But sometimes it is a curse because even without getting a request to do a music video, when I hear music, I just see images,” he said, chuckling. Concepts for music videos are generally left up to him. However, there are times when he gets input from the artistes.

“That is hardly the case though because most times it is left up to me. There are times when there is just one request from the artiste, like something that is meaningful to them. For instance, if they say, ‘make sure my mother is in my music video’, I will try and fulfil that wish.”

With his level of experience both locally and internationally, and a solid educational background, Williams has an edge over others in the industry.

“I work with high- and low-budget videos but still I try to make them with an international appeal. With my diverse background, I am able to put my experience into my work.”

Over the years there has been an increase in the number of music video directors and an equally marked increase in the number of ‘hustlers’ in the business. That fact gave birth to the Game Over signature by Jay Will.

“There was a time when I felt like a lot of people were hustling the business, so it was like if you had a camera you just start shoot and call yourself a director. Some were beginning to take the art as a romping thing so I did a music video and at the end I just added ‘Game Over’. His name has become synonymous with that signature ender.

Admitting that there is obvious growth and a greater demand in the industry, he is anticipating bigger breaks. Having worked with many local artistes, including a significant number of the top dancehall and reggae acts plus a number of internationals such as Kanye West and MIA, he wants to participate in even bigger projects.

“As the song says, my life soon ‘sort out’ because it is a very promising industry. Eventually, I want to do more music videos internationally. They are out there, people are seeing them,” said Williams, who also considers himself a storyteller.

Refusing to be complacent with his achievements to date, Williams operates his own company, Jay Will Films. He has also been directing television commercials which he said prompted his decision to take up fewer offers to direct music videos this year.

His hectic life includes being a single father to a nine-year-old-son. “My son is my heartbeat. I have had him since he was five months old and just when I was leaving college. I had to learn how to change diapers and everywhere I went he was with me. When I was moving back home, he was right there with me.” His relatives show their support by helping him to raise his son.

Though his specialty is music videos and commercials, it is merely practice for what’s to come. “I want to do feature-length films that are of international standard and that are recognised internationally. I also want to do films that will embrace and highlight the Caribbean culture in a positive way.”

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Miami, FL - Following the success of his latest full-length album Awake (Ghetto Youths Int'l) just released in April 2009, Julian 'JuJu' Marley and his band, the Uprising, hit the road for a cross-country US tour starting October 8 in Jacksonville, FL.

Julian Marley And The Uprising Kick Off Awake Tour

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Miami, FL – Following the success of his latest full-length album Awake (Ghetto Youths Int’l) just released in April 2009, Julian ‘JuJu’ Marley and his band, the Uprising, hit the road for a cross-country US tour starting October 8 in Jacksonville, FL. Accompanying him on stage will be Grammy-award winning musician, producer and older brother, Stephan Marley, as well as a young up-and-coming reggae artiste Javaughn, who is set to open for the band.

Already labeled as one of Julian’s career best, Awake is his third studio release and has already topped the number one slot for reggae downloads on iTunes. His latest single, Violence in the Streets featuring younger brother Damian Marley, has quickly climbed the online viral charts with the music video already receiving over a million hits on  popular music sites.

The Awake tour offers highlights from his latest album as well as classic Julian Marley hits, music that spans well over his 20-year career. The audience can expect an electrifying and uplifting set of roots music that will inspire, empower and awaken the human spirit.

Julian Marley x Damain Marley- Violence

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Julian Marley x Mr Cheeks – Oh Girl

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Changes medley video featuring Alaine,Richie Spice,Peetah Heritage,Tarrus Riley

Changes Medley Video

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hyah slyce so fine music video

Hyah Slyce – So Fine Video

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Rasun Ft. Beenie Man (Sneak Peek)
With the debut release of Kid Cudi last week, Rasun is releasing a smokin' dancehall club track titled "Get It On" featuring Beenie Man.

Rasun Ft. Beenie Man (Sneak Peek)

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One of the most promising rising stars of the new Churban music genre is the artist named Rasun, who is leading new recording artists to further popularize this new style of music. Music Industry Analysts say that this new style of music called Churban could be the next ‘Big Thing’ mixing Urban/Rap and Reggae. At the recent Texas Summer Music Conference a panel of music industry executives stated that, as of today Rasun is one of the most promising new artists of Churban music.
Rasun’s voice is very unique and can be instantly recognized, which is a strong characteristic for reaching superstar status. So long as he continues to put out great music, it is very possible that Rasun could hit the top of the music industry charts. There is a strong chance that with continued supporting from fans, Rasun could reach the Top of the Billboard Charts in 2010 and possible be nominated for a Grammy or two.

With the debut release of Kid Cudi last week, Rasun is releasing a smokin’ dancehall club track titled “Get It On” featuring Beenie Man.

Starting on October 01st , 2009 three songs by Rasun will be available to download for free. The information on downloading Rasun for free will be given out at www.MySpace.com/RasunMusicPage.

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Maybach Riddim
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Vybz Kartel – Mother In Law(Maybach Riddim Full Download)


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MIAMI (CBS4) ―Jamaican artists Buju Banton and Beanie have received international acclaim for their reggae dance hall music. But at least one group in South Florida says some of Banton’s lyrics are inflammatory enough that the city of Miami should cancel Banton’s upcoming concert at the James L. Knight Center.

Buju Banton Lyrics Causing Controversy – Protests by a Miami Gay Group

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MIAMI (CBS4) ―Jamaican artists Buju Banton and Beanie have received international acclaim for their reggae dance hall music. But at least one group in South Florida says some of Banton’s lyrics are inflammatory enough that the city of Miami should cancel Banton’s upcoming concert at the James L. Knight Center.

“These lyrics call for the violent murder and mutilation and pouring acid on gay people. They call for getting a rope and hanging lesbians. These lyrics are really out of control,” said Stratton Pollitzer of Equality Florida.

Pollitzer said he has successfully talked some advertisers to pull out and has had other concerts cancelled.

“Buju Banton has the right to say whatever he wants to on the street, but these venues are not obligated to provide a platform for him to incite violence and murder against gay and lesbian people,” Pollitzer said.

CBS4’s Gwen Belton attempted to contact officials at the James L. Knight Center, but was told there would be no comment. Pollitzer claims Knight Center general manager Lorenzo Muniz responded to their concerns in an e-mail saying: “We are not putting on the Buju Banton show. We are leasing the space to a promoter who is putting on a reggae concert, which happens to include this artist. The promoter is a very decent and honest man. I do not believe he signed this artist to invoke hate but to perform as just another reggae act.”

Pollitzer said his group will continue putting pressure on anyone associated with the planned performance to silence the two artists, at least at a city owned facility.

“We’ll continue to talk to advertisers and sponsors and promoters and ask them not to be associated with this event or any organization that provide a platform for this event,” Pollitzer said.

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