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Valentine’s Day promotion gives lucky man chance to date Denyque

Denyque dateSultry Jamaican singer, Denyque is offering one lucky fan the opportunity to go on a date with her through an upcoming Valentine’s Day promotion.

Jamaican show, Pree Dis, in connection with Hershey’s Kisses chocolates and Jade Promotions are offering the chance to go on an all-expense paid date with the Make Me Believe You singer at Usain Bolt’s Track and Records right before Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14).

Males aged 18-30 in Jamaica, Canada, New York and across the Caribbean are eligible to enter. All entries must be sent to [email protected] before the due date of Feb. 6.

Pree Dis is a Caribbean-themed entertainment and lifestyle show that airs on Flow TV (Channel 100 in Jamaica) as well as CEEN TV in Toronto and New York as well as in 20 Caribbean countries, via Caribvision.

For more, information, visit the official Pree Dis YouTube page for full entry and prize details. Co-sponsors include LIME, Azan’s Super Centre, Grandeur, Adam and Eve Spa, Stewart’s Auto, Arm Bands Plus and Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records.

Meanwhile, Denyque has teamed with embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel on a newly-released single, RevengeThe single, released last week, has already received its share of positive reviews on social media, with the singer herself stating the concept has connected with fans.

“Loved the concept of the song. It’s not a topic that females do very often and that’s what grabbed my attention – along with the title,” she said in a press release. “Great vibe, very relatable.”

The song is produced by Adidjaheim Records, is available on iTunes and is being distributed by 21st Hapilos (Johnny Wonder).

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Five pure Jamaican singers who deserve more recognition

Tessanne Chin The VoiceTessanne Chin’s landmark appearance on NBC’s The Voice has not only allowed her to take her career to its highest level yet, but has given her a chance to represent Jamaica musically in ways that have not been seen in quite a while, as most recently evidenced Monday night.

After years of being producing modest hits on the Jamaican music scene, Tessanne decided she was not going to settle for being an afterthought on the local music scene, showed and showed great humility in deciding to enter the American talent show despite being a known, regarded musician in her homeland for nearly 10 years.

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Denyque set to release new EP, drops video for ‘Make Me Believe You’

Denyque WetSwimPopular Jamaican songstress, Denyque is seeking to stamp her authority on the local and international music scene as she is set to release a new EP within the new few weeks as she rides the strong waves produced by her single, Make Me Believe You.

The versatile singer, who burst onto the scene in 2009 with her hit single, Can’t Breathe has collaborated with a number of top producers for the EP which will feature a number of Reggae and pop infused tracks.

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Alleged creator of ‘Jamaican Girls Exposed’ website arrested, charged

After months of speculation and hype, the supposed creator of a controversial Jamaican adult website has charged in relation to his operation of the outlet.

Law enforcement officials arrested 27-year-old Ronald Oates on Monday and subsequently slapped him with several charges under the cyber-crimes act and the larceny act on Friday. Oates was nabbed by police at his home where they seized several computers, mobile phones, wireless modems, flash drives amongst other items.

In a press conference held on Friday morning, representatives of the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID) intimated that they arrested Oates after receiving aid from police personnel overseas.

Oates will appear in court next week Wednesday to answer the aforementioned charges.

Jamaican Girls Exposed became a hot button website for adult content when it emerged on the scene earlier this year, showing several graphic photos and videos of Jamaican women without their consent. A number of high-profile entertainment personalities were featured on the website, including internationally acclaimed Reggae singer, Denyque, award-winning media personality, Pepita Little and, most recently, Miss Jamaica World 2011 finalist, Kayla Mendes.

After initially being shut down this past spring, Jamaican Girls Exposed returned on a pair of occasions with the tagline ‘Exposing Jamaican Girls will never stop.’ The third version of this adult website was removed last week after posting several more graphic photos and videos of Jamaican women. 

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Denyque fights back following nude photo scandal on controversial new blog

A new social blog in Jamaica has raised many eyebrows as well as drawn the eyre of several women islandwide after discovering naked pictures and videos being leaked on the website without permission.

Over the last week, social media has been buzzing over the website, jamaicangirlsexposed.blogspot.com which has posted several XXX rated picture women ranging from entertainment figures to business women, as well as several citizens. The identities, addresses and Facebook contact information of these women have been released on the website, triggering several safety concerns.

One of the women affected by this infamous blog is prominent Reggae artiste, Denyque who suddenly appeared on the page later Monday night. A nude photograph of the Can’t Breathe singer headlined jamaicangirlsexposed.com along with a picture of her kissing a male in a bedroom setting. The administrators of the website, who remain unknown, demanded that Denyque pay JA$50,000 in exchange for the removal of this material.

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Fantasia to perform in Jamaica this month

Internationally acclaimed R&B/Soul singer, Fantasia Barrino will become the latest artiste to grace Jamaica’s presence with a performance as she prepares to headline an event later this month.

The former American Idol winner will perform at an event, dubbed Wishes: The Love Song on April 21 at the Constant Spring Golf Club in Kingston. Fantasia leads the line of international acts on the show’s bill as she will be joined by R&Bsinger,J Holiday, who’s universally known for his 2007 chart-topping hit, Bed.

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Top 10: Most underrated Jamaican artistes

Though debate lingers as to whether or not the Dancehall/Reggae industry wallows in decline, there certainly isn’t a shortage of good, young talent within Jamaican music.

Yet some artistes, whether still relatively new or polished veterans, either are somewhat overlooked or don’t garner the respect their production deserves. Keeping that in mind, here are ten prominent Dancehall/Reggae acts that warrant more attention for their work than they’ve been given.

10. Natalie Storm: Formerly a part of the dominant trio of divas known as TNT (featuring Tifa and Timberlee), Natalie Storm has always been considered a well-rounded artiste, but somewhat in the shadow of her long-time friends. However, she deserves more consideration than she’s actually received, given her strong international resume’ which includes her hit collaboration with Mr. Vegas (Doggy). That single, along with her highly regarded single, Hotta earned her strong acclaim in Europe and North America as she’s built a growing fan base overseas.

Locally, her star has shone bright in recent months through the release of her sultry single, When You Hold Me as well as the Reggae-themed song, I A’int Missing You showcased varying sides of an artiste that possesses as much lyrical dexterity and sex appeal as her female counterparts. Perhaps, 2012 will be the year she finally earns local recognition as a top-draw act.

 

 

 

9. Stein: In 2011, few artistes released more singles than Gully Squad deejay, Stein whose work ethic can hardly be questioned. Always regarded as lyrical mean machine since his emergence in the early 2000s, Stein stepped up his efforts in 2011 with reputable singles such as Take You for a Ride (feat. Gyptian) Party Hard on the Overproof Riddim and Shell Dung Di Party, amongst several others.

However, his talent, while appreciated on an underground level, hasn’t been appreciated as much via the mainstream. Perhaps, that’s what led Stein to accuse the Dancehall industry of racism in a scathing YouTube rant last month. Hopefully, he won’t be forced to resort to such measures again in exchange for recognition regarding his quality music.

 

8. Raine Seville: Having been away from music for over a year due to the birth of her first son, Raine Seville returned with a bang last year with hit singles like, Showdown, Tra La La and See Dem A Look which reinforced the strong potential she showed after releasing Curious in 2009.  Her strong vocals and easy-flowing lyrics make her a contender for big accolades and in 2012, she’s already made a name for herself, collaborating with Mavado on the sparkling duet, Cheating Games to rave reviews locally.

Certainly making up for lost time, Raine Seville seems poised to take her place as a dominant Dancehall diva going forward.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Demarco – Known for several top ten hits such as Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten, Fallen Soldiers and True Friends, amongst several others, Demarco has a resume that more seasoned artistes would envy. However, it was with Love My Life where Demarco scored on an international level, earning over 30 million YouTube views for the chart-topping single, putting him in elite company with Sean Paul and Shaggy as the only artistes to achieve such as feat.

Though many might consider him in the second tier of top-draw Dancehall acts, his concepts and lyrical delivery warrants even more praise. Iron Bird and 6:30 have already proven so far this year why he merits more credit.

 

 

6. Ikaya: Certainly one of Dancehall’s sexiest acts, Ikaya’s qualities as a musician frankly should garner just as much notice. Whether a risqué, sensual vibe on a Dancehall track or a cool, soothing essence while performing Reggae, Ikaya has proven herself as the total package through internationally-acclaimed singles such as These Tears, Get High and the chart-topping single, Hard Way.

While showcasing thought-provoking singles, Ikaya has also proven herself as a culpable performer with strong sets at Reggae Sumfest 2011 and STING 2011 aswell as a memorable rendition of the classic Bob Marley single, Redemption Song at this year’s Youth View Awards. Ikaya’s heard from scarcely, which might explain why she’s not as highly rated as talent deserves. But in her case, quality does exceed quantity, thus leaving no doubt that she’ll fulfill her high mainstream potential.

 

 

 

5. Denyque: When fans first heard the chart topping single, Can’t Breathe back in 2008, Denyque unleashed a heartwarming voice that elicited countless goose bumps across the world. Expectations quickly rose following her debut and, to her credit, unveiled notable follow-up efforts such as Summer Love and Hooked on Me in 2010.

Since then, many wondered if she’d ever live up to her potential as she released culpable efforts but never quite connected on the charts like expected after her first mainstream success. But with a seemingly more mature attitude, Denyque has re-dedicated herself and, in turn, collaborated with Chino for the smash hit, Driving Me Insane which paid homage to Shabba Ranks’ classic single. Driving Me Insane re-ignited the aforementioned expectations initially placed on her and with more recent hits like Turn My Music Up, To Be in Love and What You Like alongsideDing Dong have renewed her status as one of Jamaica’s best singers.

 

 

 

4. Chino: Along with Driving Me Insane, Chino and Denyque have the underrated tag in common. Living up to expectations set by legendary father, Freddie McGregor and his brother/producer, Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor, Chino is an apparent afterthought when it comes to the discussion of Jamaica’s best artistes. Given his willingness to present unconventional ideas within his music, Chino has become an international success with singles like Protected, From Mawnin, Seal the Link and Handwritings, which was an ode to late Reggae superstar, Dennis Brown. Having previously named Singjay of the Year at the EME Awards in 2010, Chino hails as one of Jamaica’s most versatile products and his lyrical clarity deserves even more local acclaim as his typically conscious vibe brings forth a refreshing aura which Dancehall desperately needs.

3. Busy Signal: Everyone knows Busy’s plethora of number one hits and commercial appeal through various Red Stripe and Red Label Wine. But for some reason, Busy Signal doesn’t get talked about with the likes of Vybz Kartel and Mavado despite over 10 number one hits and a rare lyrical ingenuity that made him a household name.

Disregard the fact he doesn’t perform at STING and Reggae Sumfest every year, his crossover appeal continues to rise as he aims to break down international barriers that Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Shaggy and Damian Marley did previously. Whether a country-influenced single like, The Gambler, a Reggae track like Life or ‘pure’ Dancehall like Swag Tun Up, Busy’s range has never been more evident and with a Reggae album now out, there’s little doubt that this artiste should be in the conversation of Jamaica’s best musicians.

 

2. Tiana: Combine the number of videos that Tifa, Lady Saw and many other female artistes unveiled in 2011 and they still don’t equal Tiana’s total. Her 11 videos in 2011 were unprecedented for a female artiste in 2011 and amongst them, some notable gems such as Pum Pum Phat, Gyal Mi Love Yuh (featuring Konshens) as well as Bruk Out and Wine on the Overproof Riddim.

With a musical resume’ many would envy, Tiana still seeks to earn the respect commercially that she warrants while taking the Dancehall world by storm. Her mainstream following is only now just taking shape after dominating the underground and international ranks and while Tifa and Lady Saw continue to assert themselves as prominent divas, Tiana’s body of work should garner more accolades. Nevertheless, her attempts to grab mainstream attention are finally succeeding as the ‘Princess of Dancehall’ looks to elevate her royal status within Dancehall while leading a very talented group of female prospects.

1.Konshens: Like Tiana to female artistes, nobody is more underrated as a male act that Konshens. Since the hustling anthem, Winner took the local industry by storm in 2008, Konshens’ affinity for the unorthodox has earned him his share of fans and critics in the industry. Whether voicing on frowned upon ‘one-drop’ Riddims or earning few award nominations, Konshens continues to ignore stereotypes as singles like Simple Song, Last Drink (feat. Voicemail) and Do Sumn show aspects of an artiste whose vision goes beyond music but more so, uniting and educating society. His willingness to work with younger artistes shows his optimism for Dancehall’s future and intelligence shown while addressing key music issues make him a well-polished product.

In 2012, Konshens looks to ascend within the Dancehall ranks as he’s already triggered Deejay of the Year conversation with singles like Bad Gal, Gyal A Bubble and Badman Settings. Saying that he merits his place as one of Dancehall’s elite is an understatement. But at this pace, there’s no question Konshens could quickly shed this label as Jamaica’s most underrated artiste.

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Video: Denyque & Ding Dong – What You Like

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DENYQUE performance at Red Bull Street Style

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It’s not what you do, but it’s HOW you do it that makes the difference. This is exactly what the Youth View Awards nominated Favourite / Best New Artiste of 2009, rising superstar DENYQUE is proving every time she steps on stage. After tearing up STING 2009 to “PIECES” with her debut performance, 2010 has gone off to a great start for the “Can’t Breathe” singer.

On Saturday January 30, 2010, Red Bull invited DENYQUE to be a celebrity guest and performer at their Football Street Style competition hosted at the Emancipation Park in Kingston, Jamaica. She started her performance with the Don Corleon produced “Pieces” on the Feminine Riddim where she began strutting across the stage with powerful and controlled vocals.

She continued with a debut performance of her new single “Oh So Good” which is produced by Equiknox Music on their Kamera Trick riddim released on January 10, 2010. She closed her performance with her first single “Can’t Breathe” which is still breaking new ground since March 2009. On exiting the stage, the MC, Otis Hamilton stated “From last year, DENYQUE has come a long way and I didn’t know she would be so successful in such a short space of time”.

On Friday January 29, 2010, DENYQUE was HU$TLIN’ for HAITI at Chilitos with her first ever live performance of her latest single “That Place” by Don Corleon, which was done acapella to an astounding applause from her audience. Her performance was all in aid of Earthquake Relief efforts for Haiti by the Jamaica Red Cross, and the show was produced by CHR Productions.

But it won’t stop here, look for DENYQUE to perform as well as present an award at the Youth View Awards on Saturday February 6 where she also hopes to collect the award for Favourite / Best New Artiste in 2009.

Also, in March, DENYQUE will travel to the United States on a month long tour where she is expected to represent, cross over and do extremely well.

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