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Bounty Killer and Beenie Man collaborate for first time on ‘Legendary’

Bounty Killer Beenie Man LegendaryDancehall icons and long time rivals, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man have been exchanging lyrical jabs on and off for the past two decades. These days, the two are more about uniting than fighting, as evidenced by their newly-released collaboration, Legendary. 

Marking the first time the duo have joined forces on a track, Bounty and Beenie talk up their respective places in Dancehall as well as their approach to life and music. The song is produced by veteran deejay turned producer, Matthew ‘Esco’ Thompson on his Starstruck Records label and has already made the rounds on Jamaican mainstream radio.

Thompson, who also co-wrote the song, explained in an interview with the Jamaica Observer published Tuesday that he originally went to Beenie Man with the idea and that the ‘King of Dancehall’ approved. The two were said to have wanted to collaborate for a while now.

“We all know both artistes were once rivals, but they have tossed away their differences for a while now,” he told the newspaper. “A lot of producers wanted them to collaborate but it didn’t happen. So I feel really honoured to be the one to do it,”

“He thought it was a perfect idea as both artistes wanted to record a single together for a while, but it was sort of difficult finalizing what the topic would be about,” he added.

Legendary will officially be released via iTunes later this month. Check out the single below:

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Top 10 – Most polarizing figures in the Jamaican entertainment industry

In the last year, the most talked about entertainer in Jamaica, aside from Kartel of course, has been Alkaline.

From his tattooed eyeballs (though this has often been disputed) to the recent admission to bleaching his skin, the deejay has often drawn comparisons to the aforementioned Kartel in terms of his persona and controversial lyrical style. These elements have made Alkaline one of the most polarizing artists in today’s music industry.

But the entertainment industry at large has provided with several talented figures, whether in music, media or otherwise, who were just as controversial as they were successful, whether due to their persona, alleged incidents or lyrics/statements that made you raise their eyebrows. Here’s a look at the most polarizing figures within the Jamaican entertainment industry.

Honourable Mentions:

Jah Cure – A rape conviction as a teenager in 1999 threatened to destroy his career to and still stirs up talk to this day. However, advocacies for his release due to alleged inaccuracies with the case, the support he has received since rejuvenating his music career after being freed and family

Macka Diamond – Sex sells; that’s a fact which cannot be denied. However, in Macka’s case, she has gone above and beyond to promote her music; from her chart-topper, Dye Dye to having a man in a very compromising position in her Twist Me. Disagreements with some male and female artists, including Spice and Lady Saw get her an honourable mention here.

Isaiah Laing – The STING promoter and ex-detective within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has garnered controversy for disagreements with fellow entertainers with regards to ‘The Greatest Dancehall show on Earth.’

Anthony Miller – Regarded as one of Jamaica’s best journalists, Miller has a penchant for being one of the most controversial and flat-out hated figures in the industry, particularly if you watch his judging exploits on Digicel Rising Stars. His dismissive and blunt approach towards talents on the show combined with his hard-hitting weekly interviews on Entertainment Report.

Lady Saw – When you are widely regarded as the Queen of Dancehall, you are likely to garner as much criticism as praise throughout your accomplished career, with the likes of Tifa, Macka Diamond and Spice having taken issue with her in the past, while her risqué performance style and hardcore lyrics winning her plaudits and scrutiny simultaneously while issues within her on again-off again relationship with producer, John John have often played out in the public, leaving her subject to all sorts of reaction, particularly when his cheating exploits were chastised on social media by the Dancehall diva.

To the list…

Alkaline Dancehall10. Alkaline – We start this list with one of the more controversial newcomers to the music scene in recent memory and the inspiration behind this list, Alkaline.

His recent interview on TVJ’s Entertainment Report summed up his persona through his two years in the spotlight – Unassuming, willing to do anything to have people talk about him and having an affinity for causing a stir. Having admitted to bleaching his skin was just the latest in a string of controversies involving the old boy from my alma mater (Ardenne High School), including an X-rated video for his debut, tattooing his eyes (allegedly), a lyric about his interest in anal stimulation, among other things.

His image and hardcore lyrical content have drawn comparisons to one Vybz Kartel, with some suggesting he should credit Kartel for paving the way for him and inspiring his persona. Alkaline continuously shoots down those comparisons as he aims to continue making his own waves in the industry. But at just 21, this artist may have only just scratched the surface when it comes to success and controversy in the music world.

Sean Paul9. Sean Paul – Undoubtedly one of the most successful Jamaican artists on the international stage ever, Sean Paul Henriques will always be highly regarded for the doors he helped open for Dancehall in the United States and worldwide.

His Grammy-winning album, Dutty Rock (2002) and collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé and Busta Rhymes have long been celebrated as breakthrough achievements for the genre and made him one of the bigger crossover stars of our generation.

But with that success comes scrutiny, particularly from fans in his native country, who have consistently accused him of ‘selling out’ and abandoning the Dancehall/Reggae sound that helped make him into  a global superstar in favour of more pop-oriented music; even forcing a hard-hitting response from the deejay at one point.

Though Shaggy can also be accused of the same shift, he hasn’t come close to the level of criticism levelled at Sean Paul throughout his career, perhaps because Shaggy was never considered a purely Dancehall/Reggae artist to begin with. Though some of the criticism is warranted, it’s also unfortunate as his work certainly helped raised Dancehall’s profile, both on the charts and in pop culture worldwide, all while endorsing his culture. Nonetheless, such a debate will always make him a polarizing figure in the Jamaican music industry

Mavado 20148. Mavado - One of the most celebrated Dancehall artists of the last decade, Bounty Killer’s ex-protégé won legions of fans through his hard-hitting lyrical content and wordplay.

However, he won just as many enemies as friends from the moment he entered, with his high-profile beef with former Alliance teammate, Vybz Kartel drawing worldwide attention considering the violent lyrical and physical exchanges between camps, with STING 2008 being the peak of their rivalry.

Once he and Kartel settled their disagreement for good in 2009, Mavado continued to score local hits, particularly his single, Come Into my Room featuring Dancehall diva, Stacious. However, he couldn’t stay out of his own way with a slew of off-stage incidents threatening to derail his career during that period.

With a desire to become more of a crossover act, the singjay, like LeBron James took his talents to South Beach by the turn of the decade, joining with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group in 2011.

Though the move has seen him collaborate with hip-hop superstars such as Nicki Minaj, Akon and others, Mavado, who now lives in Florida, has earned Sean Paul-like criticism for ditching his original style to gain more acclaim. Despite the detractors, his mentor perhaps being the biggest one, he still drops his share of Dancehall tunes, but hasn’t found the same favour with Jamaican music lovers that he did previously.

D'Angel7. D’Angel – Perhaps no Dancehall diva in history has divided opinion more than this one, particularly due to her marriage to Dancehall legend, Beenie Man and the dramatic divorce that followed.

Her marriage to the ‘King of Dancehall’ caused consternation from the minute they said ‘I Do,’ dogged by allegations of infidelity as well as accusations she married the deejay to help boost her then emerging career. When the marriage ended, not even her teary interview with Winford Williams did much in terms of garnering sympathy from the viewing public as she was booed at various events she performed at following news of the split.

To this day, she remains a derisive figure to many music lovers, gaining lots of ridicule for her wardrobe malfunctions late last year, one of which landed her in hot water with STING promoters.

6. Tony Matterhorn – Unafraid of the repercussions from his often eyebrow-raising statements or songs, Matterhorn is certainly one of Jamaican music’s more controversial figures.

The sound selector turned deejay has garnered a reputation for being quite mouthy on the music circuit, mostly to draw attention to his much-lauded work, but in some cases, to simply irk his contemporaries.

After first garnering acclaim and controversy for his 2006 chart-topper, Dutty Wine, promoting one of the most talked about dance crazes since the turn of the millennium, Matterhorn has often exchanged words with some of the music’s most popular figures, including Bounty Killer, Twin of Twins, Mr. Vegas. Kiprich and others. He even caught heat earlier this year in an Instagram video in which he was wearing a wig, making his antics all the more hair-raising (couldn’t help the bad pun).

At least we can credit Matterhorn for being consistent with his persona as he always has tongues wagging with whatever statements he makes.

Yendi Phillipps5. Yendi Phillipps – She’s one of Jamaica’s most successful pageant winners and celebrated for her beauty and eloquence when speaking on several important issues, the latter becoming more evident during her current spell as a media personality.

With those accomplishments, you’d think the former Miss Jamaica World and 2010 Miss Universe runner-up would be as popular as former Miss World winner, Lisa Hanna. However, whenever Phillipps name is mentioned, controversy is somewhat attached and in all honestly, there’s no clear reason why.

Her much-publicized relationships with Asafa Powell and Daniel ‘Chico’ McGregor made her a target of rife rumour-mongering, with people accusing her of everything from infidelity to, in the latter case, over-publicizing her love life. With the announcement of her first child with McGregor came lots of mean-spirited comments, some even claiming that her deceased mother would be ashamed of her having a child out of wedlock. Other critics also point to her personality, claiming she’s far from the darling she appears to be in real life.

The criticism all seems baseless on the surface and fueled out of either jealousy, dislike or a similar emotion. But while she may be one of Jamaica’s most celebrated figures, she’s equally as polarizing for reasons that aren’t necessarily of her own doing.

Mr. Vegas 20144. Mr. Vegas – Always accused of being somewhat of a drama king by both fans and fellow artists, Vegas has found himself in the spotlight just as much for off-stage controversies as he has for his music.

Disputes with Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and I-Octane are well documented. But his biggest public squabble came after finding his ex-girlfriend and baby mother, Shellian McBayne with another man in his Florida home in front of Vegas’ daughter and going on an epic social media rant about the situation.

Initially, many thought Vegas was making the most of the situation for the sake of his career, doing a bevy of interviews, including this tear-jerker with HOT 97 and released a song chronicling the incident. However, after a recent video of the incident was released earlier this month, much of the criticism levied at Vegas initially turned to sympathy and even praise for not resorting to violence to handle the situation.

Still, his aforementioned squabbles within the music world have made him come across as petty, particularly when he claimed his recently-ignited feud with Killer started because he dated one of the Alliance leader’s exes while the Octane feud started because Vegas wasn’t too gung-ho about him being the closing act for Sumfest. His outspoken nature wins just as many detractors as fans, but with a new reality show on the way, he never seems too perturbed by the attention.

Beenie Man3. Beenie Man – Where do we begin with this guy? No doubt, the ‘King of Dancehall’ has earned his rightful place as one of the greatest deejays to ever pick up a microphone.

However, he surely knows how to agitate as much as he gets the ladies to gyrate to his songs. His feud with Bounty Killer could be a story within itself, his marriage to and eventual divorce from D’Angel, taking unnecessary shots at artists such as Shabba Ranks, Elephant Man and others in recent years, Beenie is constantly accused of being full of himself by detractors and a drama king in his own right.

He has been less of a fixture in the news in recent years as he focuses more on his career, but still ignites furious debate whenever he speaks.

 

Beenie Man2. Bounty Killer – You can never accuse the ‘War Lord’ of being shy. Matter of fact, the confrontational aspect of his persona has made Bounty one of the most revered and respected lyricists and entertainers of all time.

He could have his own list of feuds frankly (one compiled by yours truly a while back), with his issues with Beenie Man, and ex-protégé, Vybz Kartel well noted, while his penchant of speaking out against homosexuality and perceived slackness in Dancehall has made him both celebrated and disliked for being ‘badmind’ by his detractors, making him a lightning rod within the industry.

Allegations of ‘hammering’ one of his exes, gun charges and other off-stage incidents such as the fatal shooting of a friend of his ex-protégé, Mavado outside his birthday party in 2011 which triggered their feud, have made him the subject of conversation for the wrong reasons at times.

But, as said with Matterhorn, Bounty is at least consistent with his approach and refuses to change who he is for the sake of being liked. This is how Killer is. Love him or hate him, he cares not.

maxresdefault1, Vybz Kartel – Who else was going to top this list? Not only is Kartel the most polarizing figure in Jamaican music history, he may be one of the most controversial music stars worldwide considering his resume.

Captivating countless audiences with his world-class wordplay, song concepts and ability to set tones in his songs with various personalities, Kartel’s musical legacy will forever leave an impression on Dancehall music and certainly took the genre to another level. However, allegations including ties to lodges, alleged beatings issued at his former protégés and links to gangs long dogged the deejay and made him a hard figure to warm to.

More serious allegations, however, would come to his undoing as he was later charged and convicted for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams back in April. That conviction put a huge black mark on his musical legacy and perhaps validated the concerns his critics had towards him given what was levied against him in the past.

Even then, his most loyal of fans refuse to accept the fact the ‘World Boss’ will be imprisoned for at least the next 35 years, with some stunningly saying he should be released due to the fact the victim was not famous. As delusional as it gets.

He may be the greatest lyricist in the history of Dancehall, but he is also Jamaican music’s most polarizing figure by some distance.

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Jah Vinci Ghetto Born

Jah Vinci set to release debut album, ‘Ghetto Born’

Jah Vinci Ghetto BornReggae/Dancehall singer and former Portmore Empire standout, Jah Vinci is soon set to unveil his debut album, Ghetto Born, according to reports Tuesday.

The 13-track album features collaborations with the ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man on Don of all Dons as well as Reggae legend, Junior Reid on Unsolved Mystery. Ghetto Born mostly takes Reggae, Dancehall and crossover sounds, with songs speaking on societal issues as well as the trials and tribulations of inner-city life. A video for another single off the album, We Nuh Trust Dem will be shot in the coming weeks.

No official release date for Ghetto Born has been set, although it is expected to be unveiled in July. The album will be available on iTunes and all other digital outlets upon release.

Meanwhile, Jah Vinci recently toured the African country of Gambia and will be touring the Caribbean, Japan and Europe in the coming months.

 

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Annie Khalid

Beenie Man & Annie Khalid, the ‘Face of Pepsi’ release new single

Annie KhalidBritish/Pakistani singer & model, Annie Khalid is back with an infectious new pop song featuring the legendary Grammy Award winning Dancehall King, Beenie Man.

Boom Boom Danze is the catchy, upbeat and energetic dance track with a reggae twist that is looking set to be a big hit, with the backing of Annie’s army of fans worldwide, as well as introducing her to a new mainstream audience with the many Reggae & European club mixes also available.

Annie Khalid first made waves with her first single, Mahiya which spread like a virus throughout the Asian population worldwide before being picked up by leading Bollywood producers for the movie Awarapan when Annie was still in her teens. Since then she’s had worldwide success with a blossoming modelling career in which she became the face of Pepsi’s mass marketing campaign in Pakistan, resulting in Annie’s face appearing on millions of drink cans, bottles and billboards.

Annie has also worked on campaigns with leading hairstylists Toni & Guy and had the honor of being the first Pakistani artist to do an international campaign with European telecom giant Lebara MobileShe released the single,Be My Baby with internationally recognized dance DJ Judge Jules in 2010 and another single, Just 3 Words with chart-topping British boy band A1. Annie has also had the privilege to perform at the 2012 Emmy Awards in Norway.

Annie’s impressive music and modelling career thus far has enriched an army of fans, with a following of over 400,000 fans on Facebook and thousands more across the internet. Her eagerly anticipated forthcoming single Boom Boom Danze will officially be released on September 30th and features one of the Kings of the Reggae music world, Beenie Man, adding further buzz among Annie’s already huge and rapidly growing fan base. The single features a video shot in Jamaica with Beenie Man and has already had over 150,000 hits on YouTube, with the song being a dance floor hit in clubs across Europe.

Hot on the heels of Boom Boom DanzeAnnie Khalid has teamed up with British Asian super-producer Rishi Rich for the next single, Tujhe Yaad set to release in October. Annie is also in the middle of filming a BBC TV documentary, currently titled Annie Khalid…A Woman’s World, in which she profiles her own career so far and talks to other successful Muslim women looking to break down misconceptions.

Annie Khalid’s Boom Boom Danze featuring Beenie Man is available to pre-order from iTunes.

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Event : LIVE REGGAE !!! SAT SEPT 28TH ANTHONY B’S ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT CLUB REVOLUTION

reggae_by_the_seaAfter 4 years, Roots/Reggae artist Anthony B, returns to South Florida to celebrate the release of his latest studio album, “Tribute to the Legends.” On Saturday, Sept. 28th, right in the heart of Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, MasterOne Productions and Born Fire Music will present “Reggae by the Sea,” inside REVOLUTIONS LIVE (100 SW 100 St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Anthony B will be performing alongside some of his closest friends in the business.

Freddie Mcgregor, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Tydal, Fyakin, and Green House & Mixed Cultural Band will give South Florida an unforgettable musical experience. Doors open at 10pm and showtime kicks off at 11:15pm. Tickets are on sale now and available on Ticketmaster.com, MasterOneProductions.com, or at your local Caribbean ticket outlets. Music will be provided by Supa Sound, Waggy T of 99 Jamz, Shadow, and DJ Reem of Champion Squad.

Tribute to the Legends is a very personal album for Anthony B. With the help of MasterOne Productions and Trainline Records, he was able to pay homage to some of music’s greats such as, Ray Charles, Peter Tosh, Elvis Presley, and much more. “I chose to make a tribute album to show how much these legends influenced my music and my life. I think a lot of young people need to know where we are coming from musically and to help them be better in the future,” said Anthony B. The album is available on iTunes and can also be purchased at MasterOneProductions.com.

Title:
LIVE REGGAE !!! SAT SEPT 28TH ANTHONY B’S ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT CLUB REVOLUTION
When:
28.09.2013
Where:
Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale

 

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Beenie Man, Mr., Vegas and Wayne Wonder

Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Wayne Wonder set for 106 & Park this Friday

Beenie Man, Mr., Vegas and Wayne WonderBET will be invaded by the black, green and gold this Friday as internationally regarded Dancehall superstars,Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Wayne Wonder are all set to appear on their 106 & Park countdown show this Friday.

This Caribbean Day themed show will see Beenie Man performing and premiering the official video for his single,Thug Love. The single, produced by Grillaras Productions and distributed by Zojak World Wide features prominent Dancehall/Reggae diva, Ce’Cile while the video was recently shot in the Jamaican parish of Portland.

This marks Beenie’s first appearance on BET since featuring on the island segment of the 2013 BET Awards which also featured Elephant Man, Chaka Demus and Pliers as well as Dawn Penn.

Fellow acclaimed Dancehall star, Wayne Wonder will also appear on 106 & Park where he is set to perform his classic single, No Letting Go while also promoting the video for his single, Caught Up the second single off his new album, My WayThis appearance comes as the singjay embarks on a European tour which sees him perform across venues in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, amongst other stops.

Mr. Vegas will also feature on the show while he embarks on a European tour of his own. The Bruk It Down singer recently joined forces with R&B/Pop superstar, Beyoncé for the single, Standing on The Sun, which marked another major step in his career. He is set to debut his new, 16-track studio album, Bruk It Down 2.0 on September 24, which features a soca remix of his Bruk It Down hit as well as Give It To Har,amongst other tracks.

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Don Mafia 2013

Beenie Man’s former song writer, Don Mafia makes waves with ‘Money Making Ting’

Don Mafia 2013Dancehall sensation and former writer for the ‘King Of The Dancehall,’ Beenie Man, Don Mafia has joined forces Manchester-based upcoming star with Gee Q to produce the long-awaited single, Money Making Ting, released earlier this month.

Over a short period of time, the two artistes have worked together to create a song that incorporates their message of ambition and correct state of mind, as well as showcasing their ability to make smash hits.

“This video, doesn’t discriminate, we wanted to show the masses dat everyone including you can make money, once yuh put yuh mind to it, so you will see different people from all walks of life in dis video.” said Don Mafia

The world-renowned Dancehall star, Don Mafia carved a name for himself in the music business with tracks such as Mafia World and Born a Man and his successful streak will only continue to grow steadily with the predicted success of Money Making Ting.

Rated by many key industry insiders, and no stranger to the Dancehall scene, Don Mafia, formerly known as Gringo, has written hit songs for the likes of Beenie Man and other notable artists.

According to a press release, the video for the single, Money Making Ting has amassed over 40,000 views under 48 hours. The video was premiered on Hype TV and has been in enjoying rotation on the FM airwaves.

Don Mafia and Gee Q, who are both signed to the KDNK Record Label, a fast-rising record label based in Manchester, have found middle-ground between their diverse vocal talents and are now ready to take on Jamaica and promote their hit single.

The rhythm for the song, Money Making Ting was produced by the extremely talented Zebby Lion, whose impressive work added another dimension to the song. Money Making Ting is the launching pad for Don Mafia and Gee Q and there’s sure to be many more impeccable songs on the way.

The music video was shot on location in England and recorded at KDNK , run by C.E.O Dexter McIntosh. Money Making Ting can be found on YouTube and other well-known musical internet platforms such as iTunes after the song’s official release.

Be on the look out as Don Mafia is ready to blaze a trail in Dancehall.

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Lady Saw at Reggae Sumfest 2012

Lady Saw, Beenie Man and Romain Virgo set for Reggae Sumfest 2013

Lady Saw at Reggae Sumfest 2012Patrons at this year’s edition of Reggae Sumfest will be treated to musical royalty as the ‘King of the Dancehall’ and ‘Queen of Dancehall’ have been added to the show’s lineup.

On Wednesday, Reggae Sumfest organizers announced that veteran deejays, Beenie Man and Lady Saw will perform at the 21st edition of the popular stage show, set to take place from July 21-27 at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay. Both entertainers performed at the show’s Dancehall Night last year, with Sumfest organizers serenading Lady Saw with honors for her two decades of contributions to the music industry while officially crowning the Heels On singer as the ‘Queen of Dancehall.’

Additionally, Reggae sensation, Romain Virgo will return to the Sumfest stage following a successful Dancehall Night in 2012. Virgo comes off a highly successful 2012, which saw him drop hits such as I Know Better and Don’t You Remember; following that up this year with Cry Tears for You and Scary Movie.

These latest additions join an already star-studded lineup, led by Grammy-winning R&B singer/songwriter, Miguel as well as highly-touted Reggae star, Chronixx and Grammy-winning Dancehall/Reggae star, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley. All three will perform on International Night 2, the closing night of Reggae Sumfest (July 27).

Additionally, popular artists such as Tarrus Riley, Aidonia, Popcaan and Kiprich have been confirmed for the event.

Early bird tickets for Reggae Sumfest are now available online through Touchstone Ticketing, the official ticketing stub for the festival.

Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel Jamaica, Iberostar, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and the Jamaica Tourist Board.

 

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Beenie Man set to appear on VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’

Beenie ManInternationally-acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Beenie Man will appear on the popular VH1 reality series, Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta as he looks to put the finishing touches on a new single which could feature on the show’s soundtrack.

 The revered deejay will travel to Atlanta on Tuesday where he will link up with one of the show’s cast members, Karlie Redd to record vocals their collaborative single, Got The Draws. Redd, a hip-hop artist, model and actress reached out to Beenie about possibly doing the single and, through links with the deejay’s management teams in Jamaica and the United States, was able to secure his services.

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Another gay rights group targets Beenie Man, wants upcoming U.S. show cancelled

Prominent Dancehall superstar, Beenie Man can’t seem to shake off the pressure brought on by the LGBT community despite his best efforts as yet another gay rights group targets one of his upcoming shows in the United States.

Nearly two weeks ago, the Queer Humboldt organization staged a peaceful protest while attending Beenie Man’s show at the Ocean Grove Lodge in northern California. The gay rights group insisted that they were not trying to stop the show from proceeding, but wanted to educate Beenie Man and others about tolerance.

However, a new gay rights group, the Gay Liberation Network (GLN), has decided to turn up the heat on the ‘King of the Dancehall,’ demanding that Beenie Man’s show at The Shrine in Chicago be cancelled due to the Grammy-winning entertainer’s past remarks about homosexuals.

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Chris Gayle to record debut single

Following in the footsteps of teammate, Dwayne Bravo, fellow West Indies cricketer, Chris Gayle will step into the recording booth as he plans his first single.

Just weeks after shocking the cricket world by leading the West Indies to the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka, Gayle will add musician to his list of titles as he will record his debut single to promote a new dance named after him, called the Chris Gayle Cover Drive. The dance was crafted by Jamaican dancer, Zinga after Chris Gayle continuously did the overwhelmingly popular, Gangnam Style dance during many of the West Indies’ matches throughout the tournament.

This comes over a year after Bravo recorded a single alongside Dancehall legend, Beenie Man and Guyanese singer entitled Badman Soca. That was accompanied by a track that Bravo and Beenie Man did alongside Guyanese singer, Timeka Marshall dubbed Beenie Man & Bravo.

Dancehall star, QQ will feature on Gayle’s track, which will be unveiled in November. Gayle will reportedly record his part of the song before heading with his West Indies teammates for an upcoming series of matches in Bangladesh. Additionally, fans can expect accompanying visuals for the single once Gayle returns to Jamaica as the video will feature many of Gayle’s teammates, including Marlon Samuels, Daren Powell, Wavell Hinds and the aforementioned Dwayne Bravo.

Zinga revealed that he’s currently creating dance moves in honor of Gayle’s teammates as he’s looking to craft a move dubbed Wave Dem for Wavell Hinds as well as Nah Laugh Wid Dem for Marlon Samuels.

Gayle’s exuberant renditions of Gangnam Style made him a YouTube sensation while in Sri Lanka as he paid homage to the dance move that has dominated the world scene since its unveiling last month. Gangnam Style, a song and move created by South Korean rapper, Psy has become one of this year’s biggest crazes, with the accompanying video accumulating a record-shattering 500 million views on YouTube.

Several Dancehall artistes have hitched on to this trendy dance as veteran deejay, Mega Banton went viral last month with his own rendition of Gangnam Style with Gangnam Badman Style. Elephant Man followed that up two weeks ago with his remix of the track, dubbed Badman Style.

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Ninja Man calls out Beenie Man for Shabba comments

 

A squabble has erupted amongst some of Dancehall’s patriarchs after recent comments made by Beenie Man in the wake of Shabba Ranks’ return to Jamaica.

Shabba Ranks returned to the island following an 11 year absence and was arguably the most dominant performer when he graced the Reggae Sumfest stage in Montego Bay for the first time since 1994. Shabba received a warm welcome from fans and industry players on his arrival; from being swarmed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston to hanging out on the town with fellow artistes such as Aidonia and Ishawna before finally receiving his due honors following an epic Sumfest performance.

But not everybody was go-hung about Shabba’s return as fellow Dancehall legend, Beenie Man made some intriguing comments about Dancehall’s ‘Emperor’ as well as his place amongst Dancehall folklore.

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MixtapeYARDY DanceHall Mix V4

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MUSICALLY INCLINED V4
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MixtapeYARDY rolls in the Summer with Musically Inclined Volume 4.
A musical explosion with some of the hottest Dancehall Riddims and songs for 2012.
Fully endorsed by one of Dancehall’s biggest acts Konshens,
the mix is loaded with some of the baddest riddims for 2012 like Money Box Riddim,
Summer Rave Riddim, Happy Daze Riddim, Overtime Riddim, Pool Side Riddim, Wet Up Riddim and more!

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TRACKLIST

  1. INTRO – MUSICALLY INCLINED VOL 4
  2. KONSHENS – A SO MI TAN
  3. KONSHENS – FROM U Si MI
  4. AIDONIA – KUSH INNA MI BRAIN
  5. MAVADO – BOX A MONEY
  6. CHASE CROSS ft 3STAR – HOUSE A MONEY
  7. SERANI – MORE MONEY
  8. ZAGGA – SHE NEVER BEEN
  9. CHI CHING, MUNGA, SUPA HYPE – SLAP WEH
  10. DEABLO – JAH GUIDE MI STEP
  11. AIDONIA and DEABLO – RUN ROAD
  12. AIDONIA – LA LA LAND
  13. MAVADO/CHIP – MORE MONEY
  14. BOUNTY KILLER/CALADO – WHEN SHE A WHINE
  15. BUSY SIGNAL – POOLSIDE
  16. TIFA – HOLD ON
  17. AISHA – SI MI LOVE YA
  18. VOICEMAIL – CLAP IT UP
  19. DARRIO/KONSHENS – SIDDUNG
  20. AIDONIA – TAN TUDDY
  21. MR. VEGAS – BRUK IT DUNG
  22. KONSHENS – DO SUPM
  23. POPCAAN – FRY YIY
  24. VYBZ KARTEL – BACK TO LIFE
  25. TOMMY LEE – LYRICAL BOMBER
  26. DON ANDRE – ROLL WI A ROLL
  27. FAMBO – HAPPY DAZE
  28. MELLOQUENCE – STARS R US
  29. CHI CHING CHING – STOP MOCK
  30. BEENIE MAN – FEELING GUD
  31. MUNGA – PULL UP DI TUNE
  32. GYPTIAN FT JUPITA – BODY GOOD
  33. MR LEXX – NAH BEG A GYAL
  34. KONSHENS – FUCK REGULAR
  35. BLAK DIAMON – TEASER
  36. BASTIC – LIVE MY LIFE (HOLIDAY)
  37. LAZA MORGAN – WITH U
  38. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – NA NA NA
  39. SPRAGGA – SHE LOVE ME
  40. GYPTIAN – OVERTIME
  41. WASP – HOT LIKE FIYA
  42. NAVINO – PARTY WE SEH
  43. BLACK RYNO – SUMMER WINE
  44. ELEPHANT MAN & KHAGO – SLAP WEH
  45. BYRD VILLAIN – PUSHY GOOD
  46. SPICE – THE HOLIDAY
  47. BEENIE MAN – CLEAN HEART
  48. AIDONIA – YOU HOLD U MAN
  49. KHAGO – ALL OVER ME
  50. POTENTIAL KID – READY FA DI LOVING
  51. CHARLY BLACK – WINE & BRUKOUT
  52. MR.G – JIGGLE UP
  53. DEMARCO – WINE
  54. KIPRICH – DA WINE DEH
  55. BENCIL – WINE UP FI ME
  56. ISHAWNA – HOLD HIM
  57. G WHIZZ – CONNECT
  58. SPICE – RUN JOE RUN
  59. LIQUID – WHO A DI FADA
  60. ELEPHANT MAN – SHARE HIM
  61. SEANIZZLE – RUN GAL RUN
  62. BEENIE MAN – CARRY NO SCENT
  63. I OCTANE – TAKING OVA
  64. RDX – JUMP
  65. I OCTANE – JIGGLE FI MI
  66. POPCAAN – SUMMER RAVE
  67. OUTRO

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Video:REGGAE GOLD 2012 – DELUXE 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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2CD Set Includes This Year’s Biggest Hits from Sean Paul, Melanie Fiona, Popcaan, Konshens and Busy Signal & Damian Marley
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The Series’ Most Crucial Songs from Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Sizzla, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond & Buju Banton
VP Records is set to release the 20th edition of the best-selling annual reggae compilationReggae Gold next week on June 26 with VP Records. This year’s two disc set offers double the hits.  The deluxe package includes a commemorative sticker and 15″ x 10″ fold out poster of the this year’s Reggae Gold cover girls.

The compilation’s first disc carries on the Reggae Gold tradition with the year’s most popularreggae hits. Highlights include Sean Paul’s latest single “She Doesn’t Mind,” Konshens’ chart-topping anthem “Gal A Bubble,” Jamaica’s hottest newcomer Popcaan’s “Only Man She Want” and four newly commissioned songs including Busy Signal’s “Kingston Town Remix” featuring Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley” (listen via Complex ), Tarrus Riley’s “Not Missing You” (listen to premiere on Large Up) Etana’s “Reggae” and Gyptian’s “Overtime.”

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Busy Signal – Kingston Town ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Disc 2 is a commemorative collection of Reggae Gold classic hits spanning the past two decades. The all-star lineup includes Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond & Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Sean Paul, Sizzla, T.O.K. and many other names that fans of the series have come to know and love.

The Reggae Gold series was launched in 1992 by VP Records and provides a round-up of each year’s most popular dancehall, roots & culture and lover’s rock hits on one go-to summer compilation.  Reggae Gold has consistently earned best seller status and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Chart, landed consecutively on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned a Top 20 spots on the Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent chart. Reggae Gold serves fans of both reggae and dancehall music by gathering the big names, trends and styles from the specific year into one timeless set.

TRACK LISTING DISC 1 – CURRENT HITS

1.   She Doesn’t Mind – Sean Paul
2.   Only Man She Want – Popcaan
3.   Yah Suh Nice – Potential Kidd
4.   Gal A Bubble – Konshens
5.   Cheater’s Prayer – Christopher Martin
6.   Come Over (Missing You) – Busy Signal
7.   Reggae – Etana
8.   Will I Wait In Vain – Iba Mahr
9.   Kingston Town (Remix) – Busy Signal ft. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
10. I Know Better – Romain Virgo
11. Do Sum’n – Konshens
12. Wine – Cham featuring O
13. Overtime – Gyptian
14. Like I Love You – Melanie Fiona
15. Not Missing You – Tarrus Riley
16. In My Arms – Beres Hammond

17. Terry Linen – I Look To You

TRACK LISTING DISC 2 – CLASSIC HITS

1.   No Letting Go – Wayne Wonder
2.   Hold You – Gyptian
3.   Temperature – Sean Paul
4.   Romie – Beenie Man
5.   Benz And Bimma – Bounty Killer
6.   When I Hold You Tonight – General Degree
7.   Heads High – Mr. Vegas
8.   So Special – Mavado
9.   Pull It Up – Beres Hammond & Buju Banton
10. Can’t Satisfy Her – I Wayne
11. Just One Of Those Days – Sizzla
12. It’s A Pity – Tanya Stephens
13. Below The Waist – Queen Ifrica
14. Healing – Lady Saw featuring Beenie Man
15. Footprints – T .O.K.
16. Down By The River – Morgan Heritage

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DJ SoupaModel turns up the style as she unveils ‘Ms. International’

Internationally renowned African producer and disc jockey, DJ SoupaModel seeks to showcase her unique sense of musical style as she’s unveiled her eagerly anticipated combination single, Ms. International.

Released digitally, via iTunes today, Ms. International features an ear-pleasing combination of sounds merged into a sole energetic effort that’s sure to win the plaudits of fans and industry players worldwide. For Ms. International, DJ SoupaModel enlists the  services of  several prominent artistes, most notably Dancehall legend, Beenie Man, who once again validates his enormous international appeal with a delivery and lyrical dexterity that’s sure to get his female fans in a frenzy.

Additionally, Ms. International features some of Africa’s best young talent as BET International award winner and Konvict Musik protégé, WizKid caters to the ladies with his edgy Dancehall sound while Nigerian-Sierra Leonean singing sensation, Di’Ja offers a soothing and sultry delivery fit for some of music’s biggest stages.

While each of these artistes provide fruitful contributions, it’s DJ SoupaModel who successfully blends these sounds into one tasteful mix as she showcases her highly touted producing and DJ skills on Ms. International.

A snippet of Ms. International, which was released on June 28, has already created a noteworthy stir within music circles, with over 40,000 views on popular video-sharing outlet, YouTube and according to DJ SoupaModel, the full version of her latest track promises to be, ‘bananas.’

Hailing as Africa’s first ever female disc jock and producer, DJ SoupaModel has become a fast rising musical threat as she’s previously teamed with past and present musical icons such as Earth, Wind and Fire, T.I. and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Ms. International hails as the second single off DJ SoupaModel’s upcoming studio project, Who Is DJ SoupaModel which will feature several artistes of different genres including Barbadian soca superstar, Rupee as well as highly-acclaimed Dancehall diva, Stacious and Dirty Money singer, Kaleena.

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DJ SoupaModel struts down music runway with ‘Ms. International’

Africa’s first ever female producer and disc jockey prepares to unleash her biggest project to date as she looks to prove herself as the Motherland’s ultimate ‘Soupa Model.’

Also known as Kehinde O, DJ SoupaModel has been s student of the music game for quite a while. Born in Tucson, Arizona to Nigerian parents, DJ SoupaModel developed an affinity to make music as she sought to make history from the moment she delved into music profession in 2004. Since then, the Washington DC based producer and her label, Music Boulevard Group has collaborated with some of music’s elite acts, past and present such as Earth Wind and Fire, T.I., T-Pain, DJ Khaled and B2K to name a few.

Now DJ SoupaModel looks to showcase her undeniable versatility on a higher level as she’s teamed with the King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man,  the crown prince of the dancefloor and Konvict Musik, WizKid and Nigerian-Sierra Leonean singer, Di’Ja on the new track, Ms. International.

Fans, music lovers and media alike have been bursting in anticipation for Ms. International, the second single off DJ SoupaModel’s new album, Who Is DJ Soupamodel. With a pulsating beat and its ability to create a surreal live experience for listeners, Ms. International is the African disc jock’s greatest achievement to date as she successfully meshes the energetic vibes of Dancehall that Beenie Man and WizKid create with the soulful, sultry voice of Di’Ja who adds spice to the record.

Ms. International is set for digital release via iTunes on July 3 as DJ SoupaModel has released a snippet of her soon to be unveiled video of the track to satisfy the building appetite fans have for this top-notch effort.

“We are pleased to have a snippet release for all the fans and listeners! Brace yourself!” she insists.

Additionally, DJ SoupaModel has unveiled a VLOG video, taking time to talk to her fans about the Who is DJ SoupaModel project which will also features Barbadian soca superstar, Rupee, Kaleena from Dirty Money and highly regarded Dancehall diva, Stacious. The video also gives great insight into the remarkable journey of this African Queen.

Ms. International looks likely to be a mainstream master class as DJ SoupaModel struts confidently down the runway to success.

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