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After daring to make a difference earlier this year, Shaggy and Friends are back with even bigger dreams for their second charity concert to be held on January 2 at Jamaica House.

Double Dare – Shaggy and Friends host second ‘I Dare You’ concert – Targeting $50 million for the Bustamante Hospital for Child

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After daring to make a difference earlier this year, Shaggy and Friends are back with even bigger dreams for their second charity concert to be held on January 2 at Jamaica House.

Shaggy and his team, sponsors, old and new, media, employees of Bustamante Hospital for Children, as well as King of the Dancehall Beenie Man, were out in their numbers yesterday at the hospital’s conference room for the launch of ‘Shaggy and Friends I Dare You 2010′. A smiling Shaggy, real name Orville Burrell, made an early appearance to greet his now extended family for the concert that last year raised $27 million, which was used to buy much-needed equipment for the Bustamante hospital.

This year, according to presenter Dr David McBean, CEO of CVM-TV, they are aiming to raise $50 million. With that goal in mind, various sponsors stepped forward yesterday, such as Digicel, KFC, Sagicor, Stewart’s Auto, Bank of Nova Scotia and Wisynco, donating $11 million combined. Red Stripe has also pledged its support alongside a number of other companies.

New developments

Executive producer for the event, Shaggy, was first up to talk about the new developments and plans for the concert. This year, reminiscent of the diamond-selling artiste, there will be a diamond ticket priced at $30,000. Shaggy commented, “Last year, we did it in eight weeks. This time we have a bit more time to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. Last year the $20,000 tickets were the first to sell off so this time we’re going super executive with $30,000. There will only be about 100-150 of these tickets so it’s best to get them in advance. It will be champagne style, all access everywhere.”

Other ticket prices are $20,000 for platinum, $10,000 for gold and $5,000 for silver.

An addition this year will be a celebrity pre-party at Fiction Lounge on January 1, which will be a star-studded affair priced at US$50. While last year several international artistes cancelled at the last minute, such as J Holiday and Sean Kingston, this year Shaggy is banking on local talent to carry the show.

“We want the brand to be perfect. Jamaicans put on the best show so this year we’re trying not to make it an international show. It’s the Jamaican artistes who have children who have to come here (at the hospital). We have the best talent here so there will be no shortage of artistes,” Shaggy said.

Performers

Confirmed to perform are Papa San, Tanya Stephens, Michael Rose, Queen Ifrica, Sanchez, Ce’Cile, Toots Hibbert, Ding Dong, Baby Cham, Machel Montano, Half Pint, Busy Signal, Beenie Man, American singer Joe and former lead singer of UB40 Ali Campbell. There will also be a red carpet at the event for all the fashionistas to strut their stuff.

Public service announcements and an official music video for Save A Life has been edited by Joel Burke for the campaign. Flow has also created a channel dedicated to Shaggy and Friends that will be on air soon.

via: The Gleaner (Krista Henry)

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Vybz kartel releases another smashing video titled "There is love". This is something totally different from the vybz machine than any other ofhis vids. check it out.

VIDEO: Vybz Kartel “There Is Love”

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Heirs of the Jamaican reggae legend are plunging into the global trademark wars, seeking to enforce their exclusive rights to an image that has grown steadily in scope and appeal since the Jamaican superstar died of brain cancer in 1981 at age 36.

Marley Family wage war on trademark pirates

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Heirs of the Jamaican reggae legend are plunging into the global trademark wars, seeking to enforce their exclusive rights to an image that has grown steadily in scope and appeal since the Jamaican superstar died of brain cancer in 1981 at age 36.

The Marley name, look and sound are estimated to generate an estimated $600 million a year in sales of unlicensed wares. Legal sales are much smaller — just $4 million for his descendants in 2007, according to Forbes magazine. The Marleys refuse to give a figure.

Now the family has hired Toronto-based Hilco Consumer Capital to protect their rights to the brand. Hilco CEO Jamie Salter believes Marley products could be a $1 billion business in a few years.

“The family managed all the rights before Hilco was brought on board,” said Marley’s fourth son, Rohan. “We didn’t have a real good grasp on the international scope prior to Hilco, nor the proper management.”

The turn to big business has stirred some grousing from die-hard fans in Internet chat rooms, who say it goes against the grain of a singer who preached nonmaterialism and popularized the Rastafarian credo of oneness with nature and marijuana consumption as a sacrament.

But Lorna Wainwright, who manages a Kingston studio and music shop called Tuff Gong, Marley’s nickname during his slum boyhood in a nearby slum, backed the move, saying “the world needs the Bob Marley police.”

“It’s a free-for-all out there with all the fakes, all the piracy,” she said. “It’s important to continue getting his real message out like when he was alive because the world is in a crisis and Bob Marley’s lyrics provide a solution.”

Most of Marley’s heirs are also musicians, including his widow, Rita, and son Ziggy, who won four Grammys with the Melody Makers, a band that included another son, Stephen, and daughters Sharon and Cedella. Son Damian has won three Grammys.

The family says it cares less about moving merchandise than about preserving the patriarch’s legacy in such efforts as the Marley organic coffee farm, whose product is dried, roasted and packaged in bags emblazoned with Marley song titles such as “One Love” and “Mystic Morning.”
Article : AP

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Shaggy feat Gary Nesta Pine Fly High
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Shaggy feat Gary Nesta Pine Fly High

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Get Your Tickets for Reggae Bash 2009 : Miami

Get Your Tickets for Reggae Bash 2009 : Miami

Reggae Bash 2009

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: James L. Knight Center
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Performing:

Buju Banton,
Beenie Man,
Wayne Wonder &
Red Rat!

More Details: 786-301-4630
www.globalvybzent.com

Ticketmaster: 1-800-745-3000

Ticket Prices: $87, $47, $37 & $27

Purchase tickets: Ticketmaster

For more information: (305)416-5977 or (305)416-5978 Box Office

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According to various media reports, Shyne is scheduled to be deported back to Belize today.

Updated: Shyne deported today, may move to Jamaica to record next album

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shyneAccording to various media reports, Shyne is scheduled to be deported back to Belize today.

The immigration status of rapper Shyne (real name Jamal Barrow) has been under review since earlier this month. The rapper was scheduled to be released on October 6th but due to him serving time as a non-citizen of America, Shyne faced having to be deported back to Belize – the country where the rapper was born but not raised.

Though Shyne will not be able to return to his rap career here in the states, it is being hinted that the rapper will continue to record while living in Belize. According to Miss Info, reports have revealed that Shyne may move to Jamaica to record his next album.

Shyne served 8 years behind bars for his involvement in a club shooting in December of 1999, which also involved music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and then girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.

Diddy has yet to release a statement on the matter.
Props: NY Hip-Hop Music Examiner
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Spragga Benz’s brand new music video for the single “Who Inna The Middle”, a song that was produced by Salaam Remi (a popular American hip hop producer) and which will be featured on Spragga’s upcoming album – Shotta Culture.Hip hop star Wyclef Jean
makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Video: Spragga Benz – Who Inna The Middle

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Mavado , Flexx and Savage - Gully Christmas
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MAVADO FLEXXX & SAVAGE – GULLY CHRISTMAS

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JUNIOR REID NEW VIDEO AND NEW TUNE ""REAL O.G.'' Directed By Jordon Tower Films.

Junior Reid – Real O.G (OFFICAL VIDEO)

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Mp3: Bounty Killer - Kill Dem OFF ( Kartel Diss)
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Mp3: Bounty Killer – Kill Dem OFF ( Kartel Diss)

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Vybz Kartel - Gaza Nuh Bore Tongue Diss video to Bounty Killer Check it out.

Vybz Kartel – Gaza Nuh Bore Tongue (Bounty Killer Diss)

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Today sees the release of Serani's debut US album release, the culmination of an immense amount of hard work and creativity. 14 track "No Games" is available on iTunes and all online digital music stores, as well as in retail stores across the country. | Buju Banton, whose Rasta Got Soul tour of the United States has been dogged by protests from gay rights groups, will perform at the Reggae Bash show in Miami this week.

News Briefs: Buju Gets Green Light | Serani Album Out Today

Buju Gets Green Light To Perform In Miami

dhusabujuBuju Banton, whose Rasta Got Soul tour of the United States has been dogged by protests from gay rights groups, will perform at the Reggae Bash show in Miami this week.

The event was in danger of being cancelled after groups like Equality Florida wrote to city officials, including Mayor Manuel Diaz, complaining that some of Banton’s music incites violence against gays.

Andrew Minott of promoters Global Vybz Entertainment told The Gleaner last week that the show will take place on Saturday at the 5,000-seat James L. Knight Center.

“Everything’s good, everything’s on,” Minott said. According to Minott, a statement from the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) admonishing the gay groups may have saved the day. It accused them of promoting censorship.

Written by the Florida ACLU’s executive director Howard Simon, the statement was published in the October 18 edition of the Miami Herald. “I guess when they (gay groups) saw that letter, they backed off,” Minott said.

Members of Global Vybz have had dialogue with the gay lobbyists. They recently appeared in a panel discussion with Equality Florida spokesperson Vanessa Brito on WAVS, a south Florida-based Caribbean radio station.

Even though is company got the green light, Minott admits the negative publicity seems to have hurt. “Ticket sales are slow, I think all the protest talk made people weary,” he said.

Equality Florida is the latest gay rights organisation to come out against Banton performing in a major US city. Similar protests forced the cancellation or rescheduling of Rasta Got Soul shows in Salt Lake City, Utah, Columbus, Ohio, Richmond, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The groups say their protests are driven by the violent tone of Banton’s 1992 anti-gay anthem, Boom Bye Bye. Banton met gay activists prior to his show in San Francisco two weeks ago. They demanded he reach out to homosexuals, including those in Jamaica.

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SERANI RELEASES “NO GAMES” ALBUM TODAY

seraniToday sees the release of Serani’s debut US album release, the culmination of an immense amount of hard work and creativity. 14 track “No Games” is available on iTunes and all online digital music stores, as well as in retail stores across the country.

Continuing his almost never-ending promotional tour, Serani will be all over Hot  97 today, appearing on Angie Martinez’ afternoon show and Funkmaster Flex at night. He will also appear on HOT 97’s morning show with Cipha and Rosenberg on Wednesday.

in between that you can meet Serani and have him sign your CD for you @ the Best Buy store on Broadway & Lafayette in Manhattan at 5pm, before he attends the album release party inside SOBs, 240 Varrick St, also in Manhattan. HOT 97 on air personality Rosenberg is also hosting the album release party.

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Alliance artists continue to break ground on the world stage, with Mavado and Serani once again being given the nod at a prestigious international award show. The 2009 Soul Train Music Awards has recognised both artists in the Best Reggae Artist category.

MAVADO AND SERANI NOMINATED FOR 2009 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS

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Alliance artists continue to break ground on the world stage, with Mavado and Serani once again being given the nod at a prestigious international award show. The 2009 Soul Train Music Awards has recognised both artists in the Best Reggae Artist category. They are in great company with Ziggy Marley, Sean Paul and the torch-bearer of Jamaican conscious music Taurus Riley rounding out the nominee list.

After being on hiatus the past couple of years, this year’s show will be taped at the Georgia World Congress Center on Tues., Nov. 3 and then air on both BET and Centric (the channel formerly known as BET J) on Sun. Nov. 29. The lineup of performers includes Trey Songz, Ryan Leslie, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Brian McKnight, Melanie Fiona and many, many others. This year’s show will honor the careers and musical influences of Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, L.A. Reid and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.

The news comes on the eve of the release of Serani’s debut album “No Games,” in stores an available on iTunes and all online music stores as of October 27.

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This is the official video for Belly's single "HOT GIRL" ft. Snoop Dogg. The video also features reggae singer Serani as part of a remix version of the song.

The video was directed by award winning Randall "RT!" Thorne and it was shot in Toronto, Canada.

Video: BELLY FT. SNOOP DOGG & SERANI – HOT GIRL

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As much as we love Rihanna, we admit we were sad when she ditched the pop dancehall of her first album for the more lucrative electro waters. Luckily, Kingston native and F51 star Jovi Rockwell fills our hooky-dancehall yearning with super sweet Caribbean tracks like her latest candied booty-call track “Tonight.”

Mp3 Hot Buzz: Jovi Rockwell – Tonight

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We first posted a Jovi track a couple weeks ago. And now, here’s another track from her that’s a bit older and that seems to have been released earlier this year. She really does have hints of being like a “Jamaican Nelly Furtado” as a couple people have already deemed her. But I think she has something about her that will in the long run make her a superstar. Listen/download below…


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