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Mr Vegas- Gallis/Sassa Step

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Timeka Marshall ft Busy Signal – “Feel Fah”

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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”

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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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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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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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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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Usain Bolt Dance “Nuh Behaviour” On 106 & Park

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Jimmy Cliff Nominated For The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Jimmy Cliff was announced on Wednesday as one of twelve 2010 nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The other nominees are ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies, and The Stooges.

To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Thus, this year’s nominees had to release their first single no later than 1984. Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will make their selections for artistes to be inducted.

The five artistes with the most votes will be announced in January 2010, and their induction ceremony will happen on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York City. It will be the 25th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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Renaissance DJ Christuff Presents Still A Level Ahead

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Selecta Renegade presents “Flames 6″

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Usain Bolt Playing With Fire In Gaza vs. Gully War?

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Usain Bolt is Jamaica’s sprint super hero, a man who will soon become the youngest ever recipient of one of Jamaica’s highest national honors – the Order of Jamaica – and a man who was recently named Jamaica’s Ambassador-at-Large with full diplomatic status; among other accolades. The on-going Gaza (Vybz Kartel) vs. Gully (Mavado) saga is never far off the radar of most young people here in Jamaica, and in many past interviews where he has been asked the question, Usain Bolt has not been afraid to state his preference for Vybz Kartel (i.e. the Gaza). In a recent television interview, he reiterated that he’s a passionate Vybz Kartel/Portmore Empire/Gaza fan, but highlighted that as long as both artistes “kept the war lyrical”, he had no problem.

Last night was Bolt’s welcome home party at his favorite place to party – the Quad Night Club in New Kingston – but he reportedly made statements on the microphone to the packed club that can only lead you to question the sensibility of his actions. According to eyewitness reports, the party was in full swing and an extended segment of Mavado songs was being played when Bolt appeared in the DJ’s booth and announced on the microphone that this is the end of the ‘Gully tunes’ and that “a gaza mi seh, and anybody nuh like dat jump inna gully.“

Knowing his famous personality, there is no doubt that his words were said in jest, but given recent violent incidents involving ‘Gaza’ and ‘Gully’ fans, and given how notoriously easy it is to incite violence here in Jamaica, his words seem a bit over the top – because ultimately this Gaza vs. Gully war is no joke. From his own perspective as well, he should recognize that by drawing lines and making statements (unsolicited), he may be playing with fire, as his almost demi-God status here in Jamaica may mean nothing to some die hard ‘Gully’ fan who decides to take him on physically or verbally because of his words

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Serani putting in serious work promoting debut album

SERANIThe DASECA producer-turned-singjay has been collaborating with mainstream American rappers such as Queen Latifah, DJ Webstar and the ‘Making the Band’ winners Day 26. When THE STAR spoke to the singjay recently, he was on set in Los Angeles at his video shoot for the single She Loves Me. The video is being directed by Rich Newey who has worked with the likes of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, fellow Jamaican Sean Paul, Nate Dogg and Christina Aguilera, among others.

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Serani told THE STAR about some of the collaborations including the Neptunes-produced reggae love song, If He Wanna with Queen Latifah. The song appears on Latifah’s much-anticipated album Persona, which was released in July.

“Basically, Queen Latifah heard I was free and was excited about doing something with me. I was glad to do the song and I love what I did with it. She has been bigging me up on interviews she’s been on like ‘Regis and Kelly’ and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’,” said Serani.

He also completed a club song with DJ Webstar, who is known for the Chicken Noodle Soup dance and song. The collaboration is called Tipsy In Da Club, and according to Serani, it might be the first single to be released from Webstar’s upcoming album.

“I also have a song coming out with Day 26 which is kind of a R&B and hip hop. Me and them have a good relationship. I had met one of them before when he did backup vocals for a song I did with Wyclef,” Serani explained.

four-album deal

Another upcoming single should be released soon with veteran rapper Bun B and possible work with rapper Jim Jones. Serani said, “I have a good relationship with Jim Jones who came out wid me on Hot 97′s On Da Reggae Tip. So we’re suppose to be doing something together as well.”

Outside of collaborations, Serani is looking forward to the release of his first album No Games on October 27. This will be one of the albums from the four-album deal the artiste signed with Universal Records in January.

The first single to be released from the album was the title track No Games, which peaked at number 53 on the Billboard Hot Hip Hop/R&B charts.

Recently, She Loves Me, the second single to be released overseas, debuted at number 82 on the Billboard Hot Hip Hop/R&B Chart. The album will feature collaborations with Ding Dong with Skip To My Luu and features work from fellow DASECA member Raine Seville.

Serani said, “I’m here just promoting, just a work hard. October 27, dat a di biggest thing right now and I’m very excited, I can’t wait.”

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Mavado – Dissecting the violence in Dancehall

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Ghetto Palms: Go-Go Club Riddim / Busy Signal

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The Alliance clique out of Jamaica makes up more than their fair share of these usual suspects, but Busy Signal in particular has made his appearance so many times it’s a joke. In fact it’s gone past farce and into tragedy; he comes with palm-worthy tunes so regularly that I am actually angry at him, although I guess I should be mad at the rest of dancehall and the world for failing to match his level of constant originality.

Black Belt / Go Go Club blend:
Busy Signal, “Black Belt” (Kirkledove/Jukeboxx)
Busy Signal, “Nuh Guh Round Me” (Kirkledove/Jukeboxx)
Merital, “My Money (Ha Ha)” (Go-Go Club riddim / Russian)
Demarco, “A Nuh Whore” (Go-Go Club riddim / Russian)
Lisa Hype & Gaza Kim, “Bill” (Go-Go Club riddim / Russian)
Konshens & Dario, “Do D Ting” (Go-Go Club riddim / Russian)
Vybz Kartel, “Go-Go Club” (Go-Go Club riddim / Russian)

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The other Major component of this week’s blend is the Go-Go Club riddim from Russian, a young producer. As the title indicates, it’s clearly strip-club oriented, but not in any way you would expect a dancehall track to be, the eerie synth-pop of the intro colliding with Enya-ish “Orinoco Flow” chords and a shuffling hip-hop beat that makes an equally strong vehicle for a do the dance artist like Merital and a gangster like Vybz.

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Floyd West “Reasons”

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Spotlight: Etana

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JAH CURE MOVING ON WITH THE MUSIC

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Sobe Entertainment/Danger Zone artiste Jah Cure controlled the charts this summer with his smash hit Call On Me featuring Phyllisia. On that foundation Jah Cure was able to please the thousands to which he performed and was excellent on Sumfest, Beenie Sizzle and several other top flight show in Jamaica and overseas. Not only has Jah Cure been an ever present feature locally but the artiste has also cracked the US market with his recent collaboration with Jason Mraz and ace rapper Lil Wayne on Mraz’s I’m Yours Remix.

The track has a tropical feel and blends the smooth vocals of Jason Mraz with the beckoning wails of Jah Cure and the platinum rhymes of Lil Wayne. This genius of a hit is presently number one on Power 96 in Florida, beating out Drake and other mainstream international artistes. The track has received over 2 million spins on Jah Cure’s Myspace site. I’m Yours Remix was produced by acclaimed producer Lu Diaz who is known for the Busta Rhymes’ Arab Money Remix and has also done work the DJ Khalid, Rick Ross, Pitbull and Kanye West.

Jah Cure has had a successful summer and now the artiste is set to consolidate the gains he has made both on the local and international scene with his latest video for the song You’ll Never Find. The video directed by Asha Mchail, has been climbing the charts on local cable channels Hype TV and RE TV. With this video Jah Cure is set to dominate the last quarter of 2009.

Asha Mchail believes that the You’ll Never Find video is an excellent follow-up to Call On Me: “I am happy with the turnout and the setting at Jakes in St Elizabeth was excellent. We did some underwater scenes that added a different dimension to the quality of the video. It is a very intimate video and harkens back to a simpler time when life was easier. Jah Cure works hard and always puts 200% into what he’s doing to get the job done; that’s why his work has been of such a high quality”

In the last quarter of this year Jah Cure will return to the Caribbean for a series of shows. Dates are already confirmed for Trinidad, St Vincent, Bahamas and several French Caribbean countries as well as dates in Amsterdam, France and Scandinavia. Already there is a buzz that Jah Cure will be in town and based on last years’ trend these shows will be sold out.

This year has been watershed year for Jah Cure; one in which he maintained his focus and reaffirmed his position as one of Jamaica’s top reggae musicians: “I am really happy with how the year has turned out so far. The fans have been fully behind me and I have worked hard to ensure that the music that I put out is worthy of their praise”.

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The Release of Mighty Crown’s New Sneaker Causes Havoc

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The highly anticipated Mighty Crown/Nike Dynasty High sneaker made it’s official debut in Japan a day following Crown’s Yokohama Reggae SAI stadium show.  Way before the Dynasty High’s release, the demand for the sneaker was heavy. In Mighty Crown’s Yokohama-based store, an incredible 500 pairs were sold in one day.  Although Mighty Crown believed that the sneaker would do well, never did they fathom such a response.  With a line wrapped around the corner of their store for the sneaker, Mighty Crown’s members couldn’t help but flash warm felt smiles.

“We were so excited about the Nike deal and the release of the sneaker,” says Rohan “Ninja” Henry, the Jamaican-bred member of Mighty Crown. “We never imagined how strongly our fans and sneaker freaks would embrace the sneakers.”

The limited edition sneaker is due to hit the States any day now.  If the U.S. response to the sneaker is anything like that in Japan, the Dynasty High will fly off shelves.  The sneaker will only be available for a brief time, so one should not delay copping a pair.  Calls from sneaker aficionados and collectors through out the world have been flooding Mighty Crown’s phone lines. It’s reported that the price per sneaker has peaked at $350.00 on the internet.

Notably, the Mighty Crown Dynasty High represents the second time that Mighty Crown has joined forces with Nike. The first time around, in 2006, these entities released the Mighty Crown Pack consisting of the infamous Dunk High and Court Force Low sneakers.  The Mighty Crown pack was a hit among sneaker freaks and celebrities and everyday folks.

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Bounty Killer records “Love this Lifetime” with Haile Selassie relative Sheba Sahlemariam

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Alliance CEO Rodney Price AKA Bounty Killer has recently recorded a remix for songstress Sheba Sahlemariam single “Love this Lifetime.”
Sheba, the cousin of Emperor Haile Selassie, did the single late this year and could not see a more perfect fit to remix this single than the Ground God himself. Showing a different side of Mr. Price it once again underlines his versatility.
Bounty’s inclusion on the single has brought renewed excitement to the project, with Sheba now in Jamaica to shoot the video for the single.
“Jay Will is director of the Love this Life,” said Sheba. “I know he is going to make a big statement with this video as he has done with so many before. We are hoping it is going to revolutionize how videos are done and with the incorporation of Mr. Price we are looking forward to the end product.”
The video was completed over the weekend and will be ready to air in the coming weeks.

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‘Tomorrow’ is another bright day for Kingston

Sean Kingston is a little more mature than the 17-year-old who made a big splash in 2007, but he’s still enchanted with beautiful girls. The cuddlesome Jamaican Romeo’s second album, Tomorrow finds him looking for love — or at least company for the evening — in all the club places. His lighthearted, dancehall-flavored R&B is engaging, if somewhat repetitive with its chantable choruses and recurring themes.

Producers such as mentor J.R. Rotem, Lady Gaga collaborator RedOne and Wyclef Jean give Kingston plenty of party-starting beats with which to work, and he makes the most of them.

After scoring three top 10 pop hits with his self-titled debut, Kingston proves that his appeal hasn’t waned with first single Fire Burning, a thumping, synth-fueled dance jam in which he marvels at a shorty so hot, he needs somebody to “call 911.” He also has found success with the follow-up hit, Face Drop, about getting the last laugh on a superficial ex-girlfriend who poked fun at his pudginess.

His fun-loving manner and the pop sheen of his music make him more radio-friendly than most of his island peers, meaning it’s likely there will be many bright Tomorrows in his future.


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Mavado Treats Guyana To Full Range Of Hits

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After all the controversy, Jamaican artiste David ‘Mavado’ Brooks, sang all of his hits, including those that had caused the Government of Guyana to earlier deem him a security risk at the National Park on Saturday night. The ‘Gully God’ as he now better known, came out on stage to loud screams from the sold-out

crowd and soon proved he would live up to his ‘Gangsta fah life’ crest. His first tune was ‘Wah dem a do’ on the Anger Management Riddim.

“Wah dem a do/wah dem try/marrow would fly high to sky/Guns me nah borrow/me money buy,” Mavado sang, later on saying, “Guyana, you know how long me wan come yah… big up dah government, me deh yah.”

Mavado is known around the world for his gangsta music, but in recent times he has changed his flow and become more versatile, singing songs that have gained him more popularity with the ladies.

He gave the ladies present a full performance of all his ‘tune fah de girls’ as he described them, and had them responding with cheers. A few times he stepped closer to those near the stage and they had a chance to sing parts of his songs as well.

However Mavado did not forget his trademark, telling his appreciative audience, “Big up Buxton, yah know, me glad dem lift dah ban, but just like how dem lif dah ban pun me, same way dah government feh help free up poor people… Guyana yah hear me.”

And that statement was followed by the song, “How yah move… seh yah want to ban the beats but yah nah ban the blues/she yah collect the tax money and yah gone pun cruise,” which is a reference to the government banning dancehall music as well as to those who feel it is not suitable for airplay but who still allow pornography and violent movies and videos 20090921mavadoto be shown on television.

That particular song had been recorded in conjunction with many other Jamaican artistes who lamented the restrictions on dancehall music in the land of wood and water.

Then it was time for another of his songs which speaks of depression in society: ‘Hope and pray.’

The show could never gone on without Mavado ‘big up’ the Gully Side but it was something of a Mavado gets the crowd involved during his performance at the National Park on Saturday (Rawle Toney Photo)

surprise when the ‘Gully God’ then said: ”All Mavado fans leh me see yah hands… all Vybz Kartel fans, leh me see yah hands.” But ‘big up’ Gaza and Vybz Kartel he did, and Kartel incidentally was the same person with whom he was involved in one of the biggest musical feuds in recent history.

Mavado said to the crowd, “Yo a music we a deal with and love and peace… you nah see me and Kartel a kill and fight one another… so let go ight people.” However, he could perhaps be accused of double standards as shortly after that he fired off the lyrics of ’Meh deh pun dah Gully side.’

“Guyana you know dem call me dah Gully God… big up Bounty Killa, a mah dans dat… but mek me see dah hands of all dah real gangsta dem on dah Gully side.” Mavado said just before singing ‘No chorus.’

The abrupt end to his fiery performance left a feeling of wanting more in his fans.

His last song was his billboard hit ‘I’m so special,’ but in the middle of the song, Mavado said “Thanks Guyana… meh love yah.” “Oh shucks, that was it?” complained one female patron, a statement that many others echoed. However, they all agreed it had been a great show.

Meanwhile, leading up to Mavado’s stellar performance, the crowd was warmed up by both local and international artistes including Jamaican star Tony Matterhorn. But it was Jory who stole the show with his new hit ‘Mr. Limpy J.

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Bruckup – SUNGLASSES “KEEP YA SHADES ON- teaser

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Keep Your Shades On 2009 Bruck Up, aka Mr. Excitement, started his career dancing in the streets and clubs of Kingston, Jamaica. His mix of reggae, hip-hop and pop brings traditional Jamaican expression into the global realm, creating a “Shaggy meets Busta Rhymes with a little bit of Machel Montanna” phenomenon ofmusic that’s beenmoving feet all over the world.

As an artist, dancer or choreographer, Bruck Up is, as always, driven by the music. His formation of The Arcade Dancers in the Nineties pioneered a dance form that mixed pop-locking with Jamaican moves, and forged his role as one of the most original and vivacious dancers in Jamaica.

After meeting director Hype Williams during the music video shoot for Snow’s “I Will Do Anything,” Bruck Up took Williams’ advice to heart and moved to America where he immediately threw his career into high gear by being featured in two major music videos—Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” and Wyclef Jean’s “Gone Till November.” He quickly scored an endorsement deal with designer Tommy Hilfiger, andstarted touring with pioneer hip hop artists Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick.

Bruck Up is currently in the studio recording his own music, and his dance style has started an underground movement in Brooklyn and New York that’s going global. He’s worked with hit producers including Teddy Riley and Rocwilder. Currently, the smash “SUNGLASSES feat. Shaggy,produced by hit producer J.Marty/ Soundboy Music, is burning up the clubs and airwaves from New York to Miami, all the way down to Kingston JA. Bruck Up wants everybody to KEEP YOUR SHADES ON…all night!

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Bounty or Kartel, Who had the better counteraction? Cast your Vote.

bountykartelThe feud, which has been brewing since his departure from the Alliance, has resulted in a barrage of lyrical insults, a face-off between himself and Mavado at Sting in 2008 and now, a rising tension directly linked to Bounty after the song “Chatter Box”. Vybz Kartel answers with Duppy Killa.

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KARTEL NEW ALBUM ‘PON DI GAZA’

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St. Catherine, JA/New York, NY – Vybz Kartel is perhaps the most talked about man in Dancehall–a captivating figure noted just as much for his supposed rivalries and alleged personal controversy as he is for his suave but brazen delivery, racy content, and sharp lyrical agility. His latest album Pon Di Gaza, slated for release on iTunes on Tuesday, September 22nd, gives listeners a totally different perspective; an in-depth look at the man behind the myth.

Released on the Adidjahiem Records/NotNice Records label, Pon Di Gaza is a complete portrayal of the life and times of Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer. Tunes like the Billboard-charting single “Ramping Shop” featuring Spice, “Virginity” featuring Indu, and “Like a Movie” give audiences the flashy Vybz, while new singles like “Teardrops,” “What You Won’t Do for Love,” “Can’t Frame Me,” and “Yea Though I Walk” gives personal testament of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Adidja.

“The exclusive tracks were done late last summer, and reflects the mood of what I was going through at that point in time,” states Kartel. “Detained in jail without just cause, relationships between my baby mothers and myself–each with a different outcome, the death of a good friend…real life situations. I think my fans will love to get personal with Kartel, so this is their chance.”

Since his initial introduction as deejay (emcee) in 2002, Kartel quickly established himself as one of the most domineering talents in Dancehall. That same year, he was crowned Deejay of the Year at the Stone Love 30th Anniversary celebration. In 2003, he nearly topped the Billboard Reggae charts for the most singles sold, coming in second to Elephant Man.

Crossover singles like “Tekk,” “Gun Session,” and “Ramping Shop” have earned Kartel international recognition, in addition to collaborations and remixes with Hip Hop and R&B stalwarts like Jay-Z, Rihanna, Missy Elliot, M.I.A, Pharrell, Kardinal Offishal, Akon, and Jim Jones. In recent years, he has been nominated for Source, VIBE, and MOBO awards.

In 2009, Kartel has had six number one singles in Jamaica: “Last Man Standing;” “Million By A Morning;” “Ramping Shop” featuring Spice; “Mama;” “Dollar Sign;” and “Completely” featuring Indu. In addition, he scored two international hits with “Ramping Shop” debuting on the Billboard Top 100 Singles charts, and “Dollar Sign” being in regular rotation on popular urban stations in the U.S. This year he was also recognized by the EmE (Excellence in Music and Entertainment) Awards for Song of the Year, Lyricist/Songwriter of the Year, and Male Deejay of the Year.

Pon Di Gaza is slated for release by Adidjaheim Records/NotNice Records on iTunes (www.apple.com/itunes) on Tuesday, September 22nd. The album’s production credits include Ainsley “NotNice” Morris, Lenburgh “Leng” McDonald, Jordan McClure, and Tarik “Russian” Johnston.

ALBUM TRACK LIST

Virginity (featuring Indu)
Ramping Shop (featuring Spice)
Like A Movie
Life We Living
The World Turns
You and Me Baby
Get Wild
Ghetto Youth
Teardrops
Gangsta Love
Martin Luther King Speech
What you Won’t Do for Love
Can’t Frame Me
Forever Young
Want My Weed
Yea Though I Walk
Love at First Sight

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Bob Marley Documentary Still On Track

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The authorised Bob Marley documentary will still premiere in Germany for Marley’s 65th birthday amidst reports that production was stalled due to changes in directors.

“It is in the post-production stages and shall premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next February,” Janice Allen, film manager at Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), told the Observer. “We are still in discussion as to when it will be premiered in Jamaica.”

JTI had facilitated the acquisition of documentation needed to commence filming on the island, including licences, and permits Allen said.

The Berlin Festival is one of the world’s leading film festivals. Founded in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978.

US media reports last month stated that Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme was the second major director to leave the project, following Martin Scorsese. Scorsese directed the iconic Bob Dylan documentary.

“I am not aware of that,” stated Allen, who was briefed by Cinecom, the local arm of the production team.

US producer Steve Bing has been working closely with the Marley family in order to portray the life of the reggae legend, who is referred to as the Che Guevara of music.

Allen said that the documentary was important not only to the Marley family but to Jamaica as it would “tell how he impacted the world”.

JTI helped facilitate the 99 films made in Jamaica over the 2008/9 fiscal year, which was a 20 per cent decrease over the previous year. Even with the reduction, these projects earned six per cent more at $480 million. Indeed, more money was made from fewer films but many projects were foreign-based and their profits would have been repatriated. The number of persons employed remained stable at some 2,000 persons.

Film projects include feature films, television commercials, television productions, music videos, documentaries, television series, concerts, festivals and special events.

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Buju vows to win battle

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In face of fierce opposition to his current US tour from the gay community, Buju Banton, no stranger to controversy, no doubt is reaching for the ‘Inna Heights’ of his ‘Unchained Spirit’ (in the vein of two of his finest albums), determined not to be outdone by his detractors.

According to information reaching the Observer, the Richmond, Virginia leg of Buju Banton’s Rasta Got Soul tour, which was scheduled to take place at The National on Saturday, September 26, has been relocated to The Hat Factory (in the same city) due to threats by strong arms thugs from the gay community.

This is due largely because the Gargamel and the promoters refused to buckle under the pressure of the gay lynch mobs and has secured a venue for the upcoming event. But the struggle is far from over.

“It seems as if the gays are definitely out to get Buju this year, all his shows at the House of Blues and all venues which are under the Live Nation/AEG Live, are cancelled,” a well informed source close to the tour told Splash.

“Another show, this one in Virginia has also been cancelled but (incidentally) the promoter, whose pet name is Buju and whose company is called Lionheart Promotions, is determined not to be outdone by the gay community, so he found another venue,” the source added.

The gay community in Richmond has been loud in its outcry against Buju Banton performing in their town to the point where, it is understood, they sent an email to city councilwoman Ellen Robertson threatening violence as well as revenue loss for The National.

It is also understood that an October 3 show featuring the Gargamel at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, in Columbus, Ohio has been cancelled after protests by advocates for Columbus’ gay community.

At the centre of the imbroglio is Buju Banton’s 1988 hit, “Boom Bye Bye”. Taking issue with the content, it is understood that several groups including Stonewall Democrats of Ohio and Equality Ohio, circulated e-mail urging people to voice their disapproval by shutting down the show.

These developments follow cancellations in August of seven shows for the ace deejay by promoters AEG Live/Goldenvoice and Live Nation. These concerts were scrapped following a spate of e-mails, phone calls and Facebook notes objecting to the tour.

In an attempt of damage control, at the start of this month, a release from the controversial artiste’s company, Gargamel Music gave the assurance that the tour was on regardless of the resistance of the gay community.

With the heading, ‘The voice of Jamaica will not be silenced’, the release stated in parts: “We are disappointed by the hasty cancellation of a few shows by Live Nation/House of Blues and Goldenvoice/AEG, but fans will be happy to know we have over 30 confirmed shows that are definitely playing and we are working to replace the cancelled dates.

“Now our team is primarily concerned with setting the record straight on the grossly inaccurate portrait of Buju being painted by certain organisations and systematically relayed to the masses and the media.

“Buju Banton was all of 15 years old when he wrote ‘Boom Bye Bye’ in response to a widely publicised man/boy rape case in Jamaica. It was not a call to violence. The song was released on a popular dancehall rhythm in 1992 and caused a huge uproar after receiving commercial radio play in the States. Following much public debate back then, prominent gay rights leaders and Buju decidedly moved on. For the record, it is the only song he ever made on the subject – and he does not perform it today.”
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Foota Hype leaves Cassava Piece

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Popular sound system selector Foota Hype has withdrawn his final string of attachment connecting him to his native community of Cassava Piece.

The selector, who has spent most of his life in the community, which is located in St Andrew, painted out a mural of his name on a broken wall, as he no longer wished to be mentioned in anything relating to the area.

In recent times, both Foota Hype and dancehall artiste Mavado have been at odds, and there have been reports in the media about violent attacks that could be related to the feud. This Foota Hype says, has led him to fear for his own life and personal security.

“Yea, mi a low di community. Right now di ‘Gully’ a stay inna mi heart but mi affi leave di community – a it dat,” he said.

Just weeks ago, Foota Hype says he reported an incident to the Constant Spring Police, alleging that members of Mavado’s entourage fired shots directly at his mother’s house, which he said was hours after the said deejay kept a treat in the community.

Days later, Mavado’s Range Rover was shot up, and reports began to surface that it had been a reprisal of the shooting earlier. “It a get too much – cause di only way dem a offer mi is death or prison. Suh mi a tek whe myself from all negativity,” Foota Hype said.

Foota Hype said he believed the painting only portrayed him in a bad way, even though it was initially spray painted out of respect to him. “Di painting pon di wall mek it look like mi a don when it was out of respect dem did do it. It’s a decision I take where yuh av to tink ’bout protection a yuh family and income,” he added.

Foota Hype again hit out at the way Mavado, who was a longtime friend, has changed since his emergence on the dancehall scene in 2005. He was, however, unconcerned about the impact his decision would have made on his career, saying he still remains loyal as a member of the Alliance, which is led by Bounty Killer.

“Mi wah everybody remember sey Alliance means Bounty Killer and friends. Me and Mavado thing nuh determine dat (him still being part of Alliance). Mi still love ‘Gully’, still say Alliance, but when things start happen in yuh community whe start affect yuh life, yuh youth and yuh mada, yuh affi tek whe yuh self,” he said.

Foota Hype also said his recent feud with Mavado has tarnished his reputation.

“Everything a cost mi now, when mi deh a jail it cost mi, because mi affi find lawyer fee. It a mash mi image and I’m just a selector, mi nuh don,” he said.

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Little X Hired For Sean Paul’s Hold My Hand

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Dancehall artiste Sean Paul will hire famed director Little X to shoot Hold My Hand in an attempt to bolster album sales hitting a quarter-million. It will be the third time that both men will collaborate on a music video. X was credited for exposing Paul to a wider audience via the video, Gimme the Light. That song was a hit along with I’m Still In Love, also directed by Little X.

X, born Julien Christian Lutz, is a Canadian music video director of Trinidadian and Swiss descent. A protégé of Hype Williams, Little X is known for his fast-paced and high-budget videos.

“We are going to shoot the video next week,” manager Jeremy Harding told Splash.

Paul’s new album, Imperial Blaze, has been selling in Japan and Europe, but not to a similar degree in the US. It currently has “236,000 albums” shipped “not including digital for everywhere outside the US,” according to industry data corroborated by Harding. “We are very pleased with our sales so far; the international sales are very encouraging,” added Harding on the global performance of the album. The album debuted at # 1 on Billboard reggae charts, # 1 in Japan, # 4 in Switzerland, # 4 in Mexico on itunes, # 5 in Canada and # 8 in France.

Imperial Blaze has given Sean Paul his third consecutive number one album on the Billboard Reggae album chart. In its opening week, US sales hit 28,465 copies. The sales impact, though, is not as huge as his previous opening in 2005

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BLAK RYNO – SHOT A BUS an VJ Elite Production

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Aspire Riddim by Silly Walks Discotheque – Mix Video

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“Silly Walks Discotheque has teamed up with top producer Jr. Blender and created a classical dancehall reggae riddim that is a link between the apart drifting genres Dancehall and Reggae.

The production has 14 Tracks and features some household names such as Gentleman, Luciano, Louie Culture, Lady G as well as newcomers as Nkulee Dube, the daughter of Reggae legend Lucky Dube, who performs her first Reggaesong on the Aspire riddim.

From 25th of September the Riddim Selection will be available digitally at Itunes, Finetunes and all other relevant platforms.
The release of the 7“ Vinyls is also scheduled for 25th of September 2009. The records will be distributed by Soundquake.com. ”

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Wayne Marshall And Tami Chynn Private Ceremony

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Popular couple, Tami Chynn and Wayne Marshall, will be tying the knot this weekend in a private ceremony.

The couple will be getting married under much secrecy, as the selected few persons who have been told about it have been sworn to keeping information under wraps.

Efforts to get information from persons participating in the wedding proved futile as they refused to disclose anything as requested by the couple.

“We have been told to keep it quiet,” one source said. He was only willing to admit that the wedding would take place this weekend.

When asked about the marriage on Monday, Marshall did not deny it, he only laughed and asked to call him the following day as he was unable to speak at the time. When he was called yesterday, he said the timing was still bad.

Calls were even made to Chynn’s mother Christine Chin, who did not say much either. “Whatever is happening in Tami’s life has to come through Tami, it can’t come through me,” she said.

Sharon Burke, Marshall’s manager and Chynn’s booking agent, was also unwilling to disclose any information about the wedding, as she made a promise to the couple to keep it a secret.

In an interview earlier this year on May 1, under the headline ‘Tami Chynn wants out – Universal deal in shambles’, the female singer had spoken openly about their affair.

She had admitted; “Yes Wayne (Marshall) and I are in a relationship. It has been for a long time now and we’re not trying to hide from it.”

Previously the couple had mostly kept their relationship under wraps from the public eye.

When asked about rumours that they were planning to

getting married this year, Chynn had said no. She however, said that Marshall was someone she would absolutely consider tying the knot with.

Wayne Marshall is known for hits such as I Forgot Them, Marshall In Town and Me By Myself. More recently, he released the video for Good Love, in which Chynn played the role of his companion.

Chynn while enjoying local success for sometime, gained international attention when she teamed up with international artiste Akon and producing partner RedOne in early 2007, releasing Frozen, which enjoyed time on Billboard’s Dance Music Club list.

She also signed on to Pepsi’s ‘Kung Fu Pepsi’ campaign, working alongside Akon and going on tour with seminal boy band New Kidz on the Block. However, this year she parted ways with major international label Universal Motown Records, with which she signed a four-album deal in 2005.

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Mighty Crown’s Yokohama Reggae SAI Festival Celebrates 15 years

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A whopping crowd of more than 40,000 Japanese fans descended upon the Yokohama Reggae SAI music festival in early September to celebrate Mighty Crown’s anniversary in the business and the landmark 15th anniversary of the event.

The vibes were incredible in Yokohama, Japan, as Japanese dancehall enthusiasts were indulged with a performance by Dancehall legend Barrington Levy.As “The Far East Rulers” have elevated Dancehall music and culture in Japan to unprecedented heights, Yokohama Reggae SAI is an ideal glimpse of how enormous Mighty Crown’s position is in the country. The event reached an all-time high when founding Mighty Crown members Masta Simon and Sami T took over the stage with a live and direct, 8-round sound clash. With their claim to fame as a worldwide clashing sound system, no stone was left unturned. The brothers battled, introducing a new theme in each round. They even unleashed video dubs in one round. While Sami played a video dub of Beenie Man that dissed Simon. It was a TOK dub that Simon entrusted to fire back at Sami. The response was great!
“This was another great year of Yokohama Reggae SAI.” said Masta Simon, co-founding member of Mighty Crown. “Each year, the event increases in popularity….drawing more and more fans to experience an international Reggae Dancehall experience. “The awareness of the event is also soaring in Jamaica,” added Mighty Crown’s manager Garfield “Chin” Bourne of Irish and Chin.

The 15th Yokahama Reggae SAI went out in spectacular style with a fireworks display that was out of this world. Mighty Crown was quite pleased with the show’s success. And what made the event extra special was the official Japan release of the Mighty Crown Dynasty High Nike sneaker. Focused on the future, Mighty Crown’s Dynasty High Tour is set to jump start in October. Always bridging the gap between Japanese and Jamaican culture through the power of Reggae music, for Mighty Crown — the sky is the limit.

The Yokohama Reggae Festival SAI has become Japan’s largest Reggae music concert. Over the years, what reads like a who’s who of the Reggae music industry have taken center stage at the epic event including Beenie Man, TOK, Wayne Wonder, Voicemail and many others.


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Jamaica names highway after Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, is to be accorded the nation’s fourth-highest honour, the Order of Jamaica, Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced yesterday in a statement to Parliament.

This award will make Bolt the youngest-ever recipient of the Order of Jamaica. Bolt recently celebrated his 23rd birthday.

In making the announcement, Golding noted that when the honour was bestowed on the world-record holder in both the 100 and 200 metres, he would be referred to as ‘The Honourable’ Mr Bolt.

comp_pic5In recognition of the outstanding record-breaking performance by Bolt at both the Olympics in Beijing, China, and his recent mind-boggling run at the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, Golding said Highway 2000 would be renamed after the sprint sensation.

The roadway along which the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt crashed his car a few months ago will be renamed in his honor.

The road connects the capital of Kingston in the east with Montego Bay in the far west of the country.

Only three Jamaican prime ministers – Sir Alexander Bustamante, Norman Manley, Michael Manley have had highways named after them. Olympians Herb McKenley and Arthur Wint have also had roads named after them.

The road connects the capital of Kingston in the east with Montego Bay in the far west of the country.

Only three Jamaican prime ministers – Sir Alexander Bustamante, Norman Manley, Michael Manley have had highways named after them. Olympians Herb McKenley and Arthur Wint have also had roads named after them.

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