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876-411 Review Show - The Foota Hype-Ishawna saga and assessing Mavado's run in the U.S.

876-411 Review Show – The Foota Hype-Ishawna saga and assessing Mavado’s run in the U.S.

Check out this brand new episode of the live, online Jamaican entertainment show, 876-411. Hosted by Marc Brown.

In today’s episode, we look at the ongoing fallout from the much publicized breakup of popular sound selector, Foota Hype and singer Ishawna as well as Mavado’s run in the U.S. since signing with We The Best Music Group and whether it has been a success.

Visit the official 876-411 website for the latest news, videos and music within the world of Jamaican entertainment, sports and culture, whether at home or abroad: http://www.876411.com/

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Ishawna and Foota Hype split

Ishawna and Foota Hype call it quits nearly a year after engagement

Ishawna and Foota Hype splitOne of the Jamaican music industry\s most enduring couples has called time on their nearly decade-long relationship as curvaceous singer, Ishawna and popular selector, Foota Hype are no longer together.

The news comes 11 months after the duo officially got engaged after Foota proposed to Ishawna during a party at O’neil’s Place in Kingston. It was Ishawna herself who confirmed the news on Friday, saying they were no longer an item, though she did not confirm the reason behind the break-up.

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Foota Hype and Ishawna

Ishawna now engaged to long-time boyfriend, Foota Hype

Foota Hype and IshawnaAnother power couple within Jamaican music has decided to tie the knot as veteran selector, Foota Hype is now engaged to emerging singer and long-time girlfriend, Ishawna.

Foota shocked the fellow Downsound Records musician with a proposal in front of a full house at a party celebrating his 12th year as a selector inside Oneil’s Place. The party, which took place Wednesday night, had the likes of Bounty Killer and Beenie Man witness an occasion that Ishawna says took her completely off guard.

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Ishawna kills it as ‘Murderer’ video garners positive reviews

IshawnaEmerging singer and Downsound recording artist, Ishawna has been creating quite a buzz with the release of her latest music video titled, Murderer.

Originally released last October, Murderer features samples of the classic song, Murderer by embattled Reggae/Dancehall legend, Buju Banton. The accompanying video for the song, released in late March, features a combination of steamy love scenes and intense arguments and has seemed to connect well with fans, with well over 6,000 YouTube views to date.

The video for Murderer, filmed at locations across Kingston and Negril, also premiered during Easter Weekend on two popular CVMTV shows, DWrap and OnStage.

In a statement, Ishawna said she is pleased about the response her new video has received.

I’m so happy about the way things are going with my video, we really did our best to make it right and I must say that result is very good; the fans love it a lot,” she said. “I’ve also been getting a lot of positive feedback about the video from people in the business as well.”

According to Ishawna’s manager and Downsound Records CEO, Joe Bogdanovich, he expects the Murderer video to enhance her career.

“The video tells a good story,” he said. “It’s about lovers who are always fighting but in the end they are making love, so we have a happy ending. I think this video is going to take Ishawna’s career to another level, because it’s not just a regular music video, the acting in the video is superb. Ishawna is a really talented young lady, she’s not just a good singer she also possesses good acting skills and this video is going to show that to the people and they are going to love it.”

He also added, “We at Downsound like to do things right, so we really spent a lot of time working on this video, choosing the right locations, making sure the acting was perfect, we made sure every scene was filmed properly and the results are great.”

Ishawna is continuing to reap success from her hit collaboration, Do For Love alongside fellow Downsound artist, Specialist, with the video for that single having been viewed over 60,000 times on YouTube. She is currently busy in the studios working on a number of soon-to-be released projects.

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Ishawna hangs out with Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks to be honored at Reggae Sumfest

Just under 48 hours from now, Dancehall legend, Shabba Ranks will appear on a Jamaican stage show for the first time in 11 years and organizers of Reggae Sumfest look to ensure that his return will be memorable.

Shabba Ranks arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday, where he was ceremoniously greeted by family, friends several fans who’ve long-awaited his return to Jamaica. Additionally, the iconic deejay visited his native neighborhood of Olympic Gardens where he bonded with fans and has since toured Kingston, with pictures emerging in the last two of Shabba Ranks alongside vaunted Dancehall superstar, Aidonia as well as prominent Alliance diva, Ishawna.

Now, as Shabba prepares to perform on the first of two International nights at Reggae Sumfest on Friday night, the self-professed Emperor of Dancehall music will be recognized by organizers of the stage show for his long-standing contributions to Jamaican music when he takes the stage at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.

Shabba Ranks has etched his name within Dancehall folklore since emerging in the late 1980s and subsequently dominating the music scene in the early 1990s with classics like Bedroom Bully, Trailer Load and Ting a Ling. Shabba hails as one of six Jamaican artistes to earn at least two Best Reggae Album Grammy awards and the only local entertainer to boast successive victories at music’s most celebrated awards show, winning for As Raw As Ever in 1992 and X-tra Naked the following year.

Citing artistes like Josey Wales and Yellow Man as some of his inspirations, Shabba Ranks has become a legend for his hardcore lyrical delivery and somewhat eccentric stage antics while later creating his own label, Emperor Ranks Entertainment. Having spent most of the last decade in Miami, Shabba Ranks promises to delight fans who’ve been craving to see him for so long.

Tonight, music lovers will witness ample star power as Dancehall Night takes center stage. Artistes such as Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Konshens, Tifa, Popcaan, I-Octane, Khago, Baby Tash and Montego Bay native, Tommy Lee will be some of the acts who will grace the Catherine Hall stage on Thursday night.

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Video: Ishawna – Real Hot Gyal – Hold Mi Tight

Video: Ishawna – Real Hot Gyal – Hold Mi Tight

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Ishawna set to unveil new video, has big plans for the summer

Alliance first lady, Ishawna seeks to make a big impression on Dancehall circles this summer as she’s set to release a slew of projects that will turn heads locally and internationally.

The Hold Him singer recently returned to the spotlight with her sultry collaborations with prominent Dancehall star, Assassin entitled Phone Seduction as well as Falling In Love With You alongside the much vaunted group, Voicemail.  Now, Ishawna seeks to stamp her authority within the local music industry once more as she’s set to unveil the Hot Gal Anthem, produced by internationally acclaimed hit maker, Rohan ‘Jah Snowcone’ Fuller.

According to Ishawna, working with a producer of Snowcone’s caliber was a quite humbling experience.

“Working with Snowcone was an amazing experience. I have always admired his work and I feel extremely blessed and honored to have been given this opportunity. The song was written by Black Pearl who is also an amazing songwriter. We all just had a great chemistry working on this project. The vibe in the studio was great, everything just flowed,” she said via press release.

Hot Gal Anthem will be premiered via Nationwide 90FM on Thursday night.

In conjunction with this latest achievement, Ishawna intimated that she has upcoming collaboration coming soon, featuring other established producers such as Foota Hype, Mario C, Troyton and Baby G.

Additionally, Ishawna recently shot the medley for her recent singles, Real Hot Gal (Jam 2 Records) and the Christopher Birch produced track, Hold Me Tight. The video, directed by Krystle Karee and IK Koncepts will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the Alliance diva will also be seeking to appease her fans in Jamaica and in North America with performances and a brand new compilation.

“I’m in the process of working on my first mixtape which is to be released this summer and looking forward to performing at Reggae Sumfest as well as other shows in Canada and New York this summer.”

Ishawna is known for singles such as Same Boy (featuring Raine Seville), For You (featuring Demarco) and her most successful single to date, Legendary.

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D’Angel a no show for Beenie’s birthday party, rumors of marital issues sparked

D’Angel a no show for Beenie’s birthday party, rumors of marital issues sparked

Prominent Dancehall power couple, Moses “Beenie Man” Davis & Michelle “D’Angel” Downer are reportedly experiencing turbulence within their marriage once again after D’Angel failed to turn up at Beenie’s birthday party last night.

Anonymous sources close to the situation told Urban Islandz that D’Angel did not fly back down to Jamaica to personally wish her husband a happy birthday at the party which was attended by several industry players. That left a very bitter taste in Beenie’s mouth; prompting him to voice his displeasure to the crowd, according to the sources. “Imagine mi de a mi birthday party and ah cut mi cake and mi wife no de ya wid mi,” Beenie told the crowd.

A seemingly irate Beenie also told the crowd as he cut the cake by himself, “She nuh come a my party but she go a Bounty Killer birthday party. F**k her,” relating to Bounty’s birthday party at the QUAD nightclub earlier this summer.

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