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Repeat winners, interesting performances dominate 2014 Youth View Awards

Tifa 2014If this year’s staging of the highly-touted Youth View Awards sounded oddly familiar to the 2013 edition, it did as several winners from last year’s show defended their respective honors on a largely entertaining show.

The National Indoor Centre played host to a somewhat revamped edition of the show Saturday night, including the addition of 44 nominees to 22 of the show’s 24 categories. In most cases, however, that tweak did little to sway the opinions of the young adults and teenagers who mainly vote for the show, given its focus around celebrating entertainers and media personalities they revere.

Performances were mostly lively throughout the night, with I-Octane’s in particular standing out, including a mixture of older and current hits in his set. Additionally, 17-year-old American singer, Zendaya was one of two special guests performing on the night, showcasing hits such as her breakout song, Replay, while another 17-year-old upstart, Samantha J performed her smash hit, Tight Up Skirt. But while performances were fresh and offered variety during the show, the awards results again followed trends set in past years.

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Mp3: Mavado & Jadakiss – Just Like Magic by Musical Masquerade

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Live: Mavado Brings Out Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled at ODRT

Live: Mavado Brings Out Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled at ODRT

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Mp3: Mavado Ft Nicki Minaj – Give It All To Me – Overdrive Riddim

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Mavado freed from assault charge following settlement

MavadoA two-year old assault charge against Dancehall superstar, Mavado has been dropped as his case has been settled out of court.

The singjay, whose real name is David Brooks was freed from the charge during a hearing inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court Thursday afternoon. Mavado’s lawyer, Peter Champagnie announced during the hearing that his client’s case had been settled in mediation.

Furthermore, prosecutors confirmed that they had no evidence to try the ‘Gully Gaad’ on the assault charge, causing the judge to dismiss the case.

Mavado expressed relief at the judge’s decision, tweeting, “Charges against me dismissed in court today, to God be the glory.”

The assault charge was slapped on Mavado following an altercation with an off-duty police officer at Bounty Killer’s birthday bash at the QUAD Nightclub in New Kingston in June 2011. Said altercation led to the shooting death of Mavado’s close friend, Conroy ‘Connie’ Edwards.

Mavado subsequently came out in interviews, claiming that the shot which killed Edwards was intended for him while also chastising law enforcement officials for their handling of the situation.

The incident also reportedly caused friction between Mavado and Bounty Killer, who is the entertainer’s long time mentor. However, Bounty Killer showed his support to his protégé following the judge’s ruling, tweeting, “Vado buss up the idiot case bout police assault god a god gully gaad!”

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Tiana features on remix with Nicki Minaj and Mavado, stars on European tour

Tiana European tourThe reigning ‘Dancehall Duchess,’ Tiana has been on a roll in recent weeks as she continues her tour of Europe; scoring a major collaboration of sorts in the process.

Tiana has been featured on a soon-to-be-released remix alongside Trinidadian-American rap sensation, Nicki Minaj and Dancehall stalwart, Mavado. The remix, done by ‘The Remix King,’ DJ Dain features a mash-up of Tiana’s Freaky Man, a remix of Vybz Kartel’s Freaky Girl: Part 3 and Freaks, by Nicki Minaj and French Montana, with a sprinkling vocals by the ‘Gully Gaad’ across the song.

This remix is sure to be a smash for Dancehall and hip-hop fans as it encompasses various elements of urban music in one song.

It is another achievement for Tiana, who has been enjoying her first tour of Europe since April 13th. The Tiana: Live in Action tour has seen the Duchess perform at shows in Austria and across various German cities, including Dortmund, Bochum and Detmold.

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Mp3: Mavado – Rise Up ft. Akon & Rick Ross

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Mixtape: DJ CHUTA – DANCEHALL TIME MIXTAPE VOL 7

Mixtape: DJ CHUTA – DANCEHALL TIME MIXTAPE VOL 7

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01.INTRO – EKLYPSE
02.ANDRIDE FT EKLYPSE – VIBEZ THEM SICKA
03.TWIN OF TWINS – SO MUCH THINGS
04.CHAM – LAWLESS
05.CHAM – STRIPPER POSE
06.VERSION – 630
07.BOASY – 630
08.VERSION – MEAN MAN
09.DAJIGGA – MEAN MAN
10.VERSION – ALL OUT
11.POINT O – ALL OUT
12.VERSION – DONE SEE DEM
13.DEMARCO – DONE SEE DEM
14.BEEZ – RIDE AS U LIKE
15.VERSION – NO CHIP TO MY BRAIN
16.DI GOVANAH – NO CHIP TO MY BRAIN
17.VERSION – MY CONFESSION
18.DEMARCO – MY CONFESSIONS
19.VERSION – SPECIAL KINDA GYAL
20.MAVADO – SPECIAL KINDA GYAL
21.VERSION – EVERYTHING YOU NEED
22.VYBZ KARTEL FT. GAZA SLIM – EVERYTHING YOU NEED
23.VERSION – WEED SMOKERS
24.VERSION – FLY OVER BADMIND PEOPLE
25.I OCTANE – FLY OVER BADMIND PEOPLE
26.VERSION – NAADA LEVEL
27.HICE WATA – NAADA LEVEL
28.COLLIE BUDDZ – LIVE LIFE
29.VERSION – GONE TOO FAR
30.CHAN DIZZY – GONE TOO FAR
31.VERSION – PARTY VYBZ
32.VYBZ KARTEL – PARTY VYBZ
33.DE’VIOUS – GIVE THANKS
34.NINJA KID – NATURE A RISE
35.T’NEZ – HEARTLESS
36.MASICKA – LIVE THE LIFE
37.ZAGGA – LITTLE SOMETHING
38.VERSION – CROSSFIRE RIDDIM
39.TWIN OF TWINS – BIG TRACY-ANN
40.NINJA MNA – BUNN
41.TWIN OF TWINS – CHRISTMAS A COME
42.KIPRICH – HEAD A BUNN
43.VERSION – FACE OFF RIDDIM
44.AIDONIA – PSALMS
45.SEAN PAUL – TALLEST
46.DI GENIUS – PRAY
47.MAVADO – DISRESPECT
48.VERSION – STREET BOMB RIDDIM
49.BLAK RYNO – MI DISCIPLE DEM
50.BEENIE MAN – BURN DEMON AND GOAT
51.MATTERHORN – DEATH FROM THE RED PLANET
52.BOUNTY KILLER – DI GAAD
53.VERSION – RADIOACTIVE RIDDIM
54.BEENIE MAN – BADDA DAN DEM
55.KHAGO & ZAMUNDA – MI DI GAL DEM A TALK BOUT
56.ZAGGA – DAT IS A MUST
57.POPCAAN – YOUTH AFFI BORN
58.VERSION – INCURSION RIDDIM
59.KIPPO – FEAR NO EVIL
60.NAVINO – CAH FEAR ME
61.MAVADO – NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU
62.KALADO – SQEEZE IT
63.MUNGA FT SASSY D – BUBBLE
64.DEMARCO – REAL QWENGA
65.ELEPHANT MAN – POSITION
66.TOMMY LEE – BRAVERY
67.VYBZ KARTEL – CONVERTIBLE
68.VERSION – DUTCH POT RIDDIM
69.GYPTIAN – HERE I AM
70.NAVINO – WE NUH RUN EEN
71.PUMPUTAE – DASH OUT
72.MUNGA – DRACULA FI SCREAM
73.VERSION – SOAK
74.BENCIL – ANYTIME DI RAIN A FALL
75.TIANA – MAD OVA ME
76.CHARLY BLACK – LOVE ME
77.DAVILLE – COME MEK WE TOUCH
78.VERSION – 1990 RIDDIM
79.FRISCO KID – DAT MI LIKE
80.FRANKIE SLY – NUH BOY CYAA
81.SPICE – CYAAN MANAGE IT
82.MR LEXX – NUH MORE THAN YUH
83.VERSION – BAR BOUNCE RIDDIM
84.ELEPHANT MAN – HAPPY
85.BLAK RYNO & MARKUS – BAR AFFI SHELL
86.BEENIE MAN & FAMBO – LETS MAKE A TOAST
87.MAVADO – LIVE MY LIFE
88.VERSION – BED KNOCKINGS RIDDIM
89.TWIN OF TWINS – BIG TRACY-ANN
90.NINJA MNA – BUNN
91.TWIN OF TWINS – CHRISTMAS A COME
92.KIPRICH – HEAD A BUNN
93.VERSION – FACE OFF RIDDIM
94.AIDONIA – PSALMS
95.SEAN PAUL – TALLEST
96.DI GENIUS – PRAY
97.MAVADO – DISRESPECT
98.VERSION – STREET BOMB RIDDIM
99.BLAK RYNO – MI DISCIPLE DEM
100.BEENIE MAN – BURN DEMON AND GOAT
101.MATTERHORN – DEATH FROM THE RED PLANET
102.BOUNTY KILLER – DI GAAD
103.VERSION – RADIOACTIVE RIDDIM
104.KEIDA – WINE FI YUH
105.MR VEGAS – LOVE ZONE
106.DEMARCO – EVERY GYAL A MINE
107.LEFTSIDE – NAUGHTY
108.VERSION – DOG BITE RIDDIM
109.T.O.K – GYAL MAD PON DI BUDDY
110.TIANA – MINE DI DOG BITE YUH
111.SEAN PAUL – NUH BADDA WID DEM
112.KONSHENS – GUERILLA FOREVAH
113.VERSION – SMEAR BASS RIDDIM
114.T’NEZ – HUSTLE [GO HARD]
115.I-OCTANE – LIFE
116.NAVINO – DOLLAR SIGN
117.PATEXX – MORE MONEY
118.NAVINO – IT’S ALRIGHT
119.BABY CHRIS, DING DONG & NEW KIDZ – PARTY LIFE
120.BEENIE MAN – STYLE
121.DEMARCO – MAKE ME PROSPER
122.VERSION – THE KING RIDDIM
123.I OCTANE – STILL NAA RUN
124.I OCTANE – STILL NAA RUN
125.AGENT SASCO – MY OWN
126.ALAINE – US AGAINST THE WORLD
127.VERSION – HOLIDAY RIDDIM
128.ONTON – BROAD OUT
129.DEABLO – WINE N TURN ME ON
130.TONY MATTERHORN – ONE LIFE
131.AIDONIA – SWEAT UP YUH BODY
132.ROMAIN VIRGO – BEAT YOU DOWN
133.JAH VINCI – NEVER TOO LATE
134.COLLIE BUDDZ – NO TIME
135.CHRIS MARTIN – MI FRIEND DEM
136.VERSION – TROPICAL ESCAPE RIDDIM
137.ALAINE – AMAZING
138.ROMAIN VIRGO – EVERLASTING LOVE
139.CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – TOO BIG
140.ZAGGA – NEVER GIVE UP
141.VERSION – JOURNEYS RIDDIM
142.BUGLE – PRAYER
143.BLAK DIAMON – MY JOURNEY
144.KONSHENS – DON’T DISS MAMA
145.TOMMY LEE – LIVE MY LIFE
146.VERSION – UNSTOPPABLE
147.CHARLY BLACK – UNSTOPPABLE

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Mavado becomes first Caribbean singer to premiere video on Billboard

Mavado and Karian SangRenowned Jamaican entertainer, David Constantine Brooks aka Mavado has become the first Caribbean singer to have his video exclusively premiere on Billboard after the visuals for his hit, Take It debuted on the magazine’s website on Monday.

Take It, which features Jamaican-born singer/songwriter and Mansion Records recording artist, Karian Sang was initially unveiled in September, topping the BBC 1Xtra and Choice-FM charts in the United Kingdom last December as well as CHRY 105.5FM in Toronto. On the day of the video’s premiere, Billboard journalist, Patricia Meschino lauded the Gully Gaad, “Now aligned with a powerful hip hop conglomerate, Mavado nonetheless has pledged allegiance to the music that birthed his career.”

The single was produced by Troyton Music and distributed by Zojak World Wide while the accompanying video was directed by Scorpio 21. Said video has also been featured on WorldStarCaribbean.com and YouTube, garnering thousands of views in the process.

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Mavado alleged to have bribed American official to get visa

Mavado-600x320Dancehall superstar, Mavado has been enjoying a strong run of form in the United States since being re-issued his via two summers ago. How the singjay acquired those documents has now come into question.

A report in the Washington Examiner on Thursday revealed that a U.S. Department’s Diplomatic Security Service official, David J. Rainsberger plead guilty to accepting bribes from a well-known Jamaican entertainer in exchange for a visa to the country. Reportedly, court documents only revealed the entertainer’s initials as D.B. However, sources close to the Washington D.C. based newspaper later revealed said entertainer to be Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks.

Prosecutors said the singer presented Rainsberger with several gifts, including two luxury watches worth US$2,500, free nightclub passes and special VIP passes to events as a trade-off for help in attaining the visa. Additionally, Mavado is alleged to have hosted a birthday party for the former assistant regional security officer for investigations at the U.S. Embassy branch in Kingston.

Rainsberger allegedly befriended the entertainer after his United States visa was cancelled in 2010 after being suspected of criminal conduct, according to prosecutors. He was one of five prominent Jamaican entertainers at the time who had their visas revoked in April of that year by the U.S. Embassy, including Beenie Man, Aidonia, his mentor, Bounty Killer and sound system owner, Ricky Trooper. No reason was given for the visa cancellations at the time. However, prosecutors say that after investigating allegations against the singer, Rainsberger granted him a U.S. Visa in July 2011.

In addition to his alleged relations with Mavado, Rainsberger was also found to have been engaged to a Jamaican woman while married to an American woman. He intentionally withheld details of his engagement from the U.S. Government, according to prosecutors.

Rainsberger is now due for a sentencing hearing on April 19, where he could face up to seven years in prison for his actions.

Since acquiring his visa, Mavado signed to We The Best Music Group, a Miami-based record label under the Cash Money Records imprint and has recorded several songs with American acts such as Akon, Ace Hood and Papoose while touring across several American cities. He reportedly wed his long-time girlfriend, Monique McKenzie in Florida in January of last year.

No charges have been filed again Mavado, nor has it been confirmed by the U.S. Embassy, nor the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, who initially issued a statement on the case on Wednesday.

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Mavado set for 106 & Park return Friday, to perform during NBA all-star weekend

mavado-khaled-montana-ace-hoodWith his stock continuously growing in the United States, Mavado will capitalize on his high demand in the country by performing on two big stages in February.

The highly-revered Dancehall singjay will return to BET’s 106 & Park countdown show on Friday, where he is scheduled to give a solo performance, according to long-time manager, Julian Jones-Griffiths. This will mark the second appearance for the ‘Gully Gaad’ on the popular BET show after appearing alongside We The Best Music Group CEO, DJ Khaled, label mate, Ace Hood and Bad Boy recording artiste, French Montana.

Reportedly, Mavado will premiere the official video for the single, On Top of my Game alongside Brooklyn-based rapper, Papoose on the show.

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Snoop shoots first video in JA as he unites Mavado and Popcaan

mavado-snoop-lion-popcaan1Recently reincarnated American musician, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) continues to showcase his infatuation for Jamaican culture by shooting his first music video in the island. He is also using it as an opportunity to bridge two of music’s camps together.

Snoop Lion arrived in the island last weekend to shoot his second Reggae video since shifting his moniker earlier this year. The video, for his single Lighters Up, features appearances from prominent ‘Gaza’ artiste, Popcaan and popular ‘Gully’ singjay, Mavado. The trio shot the Andy Capper directed video in Portland.

In an interview on TVJ’s Entertainment Report aired Friday, Snoop Dogg admitted that he used Lighters Up as an opportunity to bring together two of the biggest names from the ‘Gaza’ and ‘Gully’ camps, known for their animosity towards each other in recent years.

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Sizzla, Busy Signal shine at drama-filled STING 2012

Spice prop at STINGIn the New Living Translation version of the Bible, John 1:5 reads, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” Perhaps this enlightening quote from scripture sums up STING 2012 in a nutshell: A night filled with few stellar performances standing out above the drama and sub-standard efforts that dominated Dancehall’s biggest stage show.

STING 2012 was hyped in recent weeks as a revamped stage show focusing on strong performances, unearthing more young talent and an adjusted clash format. Though the show left a somewhat disappointing taste in the minds of hardcore Dancehall fans, some noteworthy acts and less recognizable names added flavor to an event that has lost some taste in recent years.

After a number of unknown acts and a clash of the bands dominated the first few hours of STING, it took a couple of veterans to finally put life into the show; primarily Wickaman, who delivered a spirited performance while honoring his long-time friend and fellow deejay, Captain Barkey, delving into their catalogue of hits from the 90s and 2000s.

Fellow veteran, Lady G proved she still has gas left in the tank while comedic entertainer Food Kartel also engaged the crowd by ‘cooking’ some of this year’s biggest hits like Uncle Demon (Shook) and many others.

However, it was a newcomer that really ignited the crowd inside Jamworld in Portmore early Thursday morning as emerging Reggae star, Chronixx elevated his worth, delivering a wholesome set capped off by his smash hit, Warrior while proving himself as a must-see attraction for 2013 and beyond. From there, things heated up as ‘The Strong One,’ Etana gave a rousing set while Iba Mahr and I-Wayne also delivered strong sets.

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Video: Mavado – Di Gyal Dem

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Mp3: Mavado Ft Alison Hinds – Caribbean Girls Soca Remix

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Video: Mavado – So Gully (Presented by Rocksteady – The Shrine Chicago)

Video: Mavado – So Gully (Presented by Rocksteady – The Shrine Chicago)

Mavado – So Gully, a Superstar Film by Jamaar J presented by Rocksteady captures reggae superstar Mavado live at The Shrine Chicago. In this film you can catch an electrifying performances of hits like “Destiny” “So Special” and his new single “So Suicidal” . He also finds time to sit down and chat with Christina Mighty. In the interview Mavado speaks about what keeps him going in music, his influences and who he is listening to. This was yet another great night at The Shrine.

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Video: Mavado – Caribbean Girls

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Bounty Killer, Tommy Lee and Mavado to headline STING 2012

Though the two have publicly denied that a possible lyrical clash could happen, Dancehall superstars, Bounty Killer and Tommy Lee could indeed butt heads at the genre’s biggest stage show as both have been confirmed for STING 2012.

Having engaged in a lyrical feud over the last month, Bounty Killer and Tommy Lee will headline the 29th edition of STING and could possibly set the stage for Alliance leader and Gaza artiste to settle their ongoing differences. Tommy Lee recently released his track, Goat Head, which lyrically lambasted Bounty Killer after comments the ‘War Lord’ made about him and his ‘Sparta’ persona. Last week, Bounty Killer retaliated with the track, Nyammy Lee which upped the ante in the battle.

After initially insisting that he would never clash Bounty Killer out of respect for the legendary entertainer, Tommy Lee has now hinted that if provoked, he will challenge the ‘Grung Gaad’ at STING 2012.

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Mavado back in Jamaica, reportedly the subject of a ‘hit’

Internationally-acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Mavado has finally made his long-awaited return to Jamaica, but despite being back home, he’s making sure to watch his back at every turn.

According to reports, Mavado may be the subject of a ‘hit’ given his return to the island and has been beefing up his security detail and entourage to ensure his safety at all costs. This after the prominent singjay was reportedly the intended target during a shooting outside Bounty Killer’s birthday party at the QUAD nightclub in Kingston, which left his close friend, Conroy ‘Connie’ Edwards shot and eventually killed. Soon thereafter, Mavado revealed in an interview that the bullet which ended up killing ‘Collie’ was indeed meant for him while hinting that undercover police officers may have been in on the plot.

Last summer, following the re-acquiring of his United States visa and his subsequent deal with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group, Mavado reportedly relocated to the U.S. where he’s since toured and strengthened his international appeal with several collaborations featuring Akon (Survivor), Ace Hood (Emergency) and the aforementioned DJ Khaled (Suicidal Thoughts).

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Mavado reportedly working on collaborations with ‘Gaza’ artistes, Snoop Lion

Prominent Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Mavado might be seeking to prove that unity does exist between ‘Gaza’ and ‘Gully’ artistes after all as the self-professed Gully Gaad aims towards working with a pair of Gaza heavyweights.

According to reports, Mavado has communicated with highly acclaimed Gaza deejays, Tommy Lee and Popcaan regarding possible collaborations. A source close to entertainment website, Urban Islandz confirmed the exchanges, insisting that this move will help to encourage unity throughout the Jamaican music industry.

“The link was made through a third party and a popular producer in Jamaica…Mavado, Popcaan and Tommy Lee are the hottest artists in dancehall right now and we need unity in the industry. You never know you might just see a collab from Mavado and Kartel in the future,” the source said.

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Mavado premieres new video, appears on BET’s 106 & Park

Highly acclaimed Dancehall megastar, Mavado has once again improved his growing international stock by releasing his brand new video featuring prominent hip-hop producer, DJ Khaled while also appearing alongside the well-renowned disc jock on BET.

Mavado appeared alongside Khaled as well as fellow We The Best Music Group teammates, French Montana and Ace Hood on Monday’s episode of BET’s 106 & Park. Each of them visited the popular countdown show to talk about DJ Khaled’s new album, Kiss The Ring, which debuts in stores today.

Additionally, Mavado premiered his new medley video on Monday featuring a pair of singles that appear Kiss The Ring: Suicidal Thoughts and Aktion Pak. This video hails as the second that Mavado has unveiled whilst a member of We The Best Music Group, premiering eight months after unleashing the visuals for his first single with the label, Emergency (featuring Ace Hood).

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Mp3: Sterling Simms Ft. Mavado & Meek Mill – Tell Her Again (Remix)

Sterling Simms Ft. Mavado & Meek Mill – Tell Her Again (Remix)

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Video: Cris Cab NYC Concert Highlights Feat. Wyclef Jean, Pharrell & Mavado

Video:  Cris Cab NYC Concert Highlights Feat. Wyclef Jean, Pharrell & Mavado

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Rihanna’s Gun (Feat. Mavado)
No Woman, No Cry (Feat. Wyclef)
Redemption Song
Ticket (Feat. Pharrell)
Good Girls
Going Home
It Wasn’t Me (Shaggy Cover)

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Nefatari Just Added To Brooklyn Music Festival with Mavado, Lady Saw, & more!!!!

 Still reeling from her performance at the 2012 Essence Music Festival, Nefatari barely has time to catch her breath as she has just been added to the 5th annual “Brooklyn Music Festival”.

The event headlined by international dancehall star “Mavado” and Queen of dancehall “Lady Saw” is slated for July 28th, 2012.

Nefatari who Essence Magazine called her “a young Kelly Rowland” will be performing her latest hit single “What You Think About Me” and promises to give her fans her all. “No matter the location or crowd size, when my fans come to support me I give it my all, they deserve nothing but the best” she states.

This summer as been busy for the young singer who has been sharing her time between the studio and the stage, but enjoying every minute of it she reiterates “It’s hard work but I love every minute of it, so how can one complain when they love what they do?”

The 5th Annual Brooklyn Music Festival is schedule for Saturday, July 28th at Pulse48 Outdoor Complex (located at 1020 East 48th Street – corner of Farragut Road). Doors for the event open at 5pm.

Concert Advance General Admission tickets – $40 and VIP tickets – $75. Ticket On-Sale at all local Caribbean ticket outlets or online at www.TIX4ME.com or www.SHELLCARTEL.com. For further Information, Tickets and Vendor inquiries contact (718)282-8041 or (646)434-5390.

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Shabba returns to Jamaica for Sumfest, Mavado out of show

As Reggae Sumfest kicks into gear, one prominent Jamaican superstar receives a warm welcome back to the island while another won’t be heading back in time for the week-long stage show.

Multiple Grammy-winning Dancehall superstar, Shabba Ranks has returned home for the first time since 2001 as he prepares to perform at the 20th edition of Reggae Sumfest this week in Montego Bay. The internationally acclaimed superstar, renowned for classics such as Bedroom Bully, Ting a Ling and Trailer Load arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday to a rousing welcome from his Jamaican fans who’ve long awaited his re-emergence on the local scene.

Perhaps the greatest evidence that Jamaicans still have love for Shabba Ranks was during a tour of his native Olympic Gardens as fans rushed a vehicle carrying the beloved deejay through the neighborhood.

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Mavado joins forces with Pharrell

Highly acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Mavado seems to be adding to his already credible international repertoire as he’s reportedly teamed up with one of hip-hop music’s leading producers.

According to reports, Mavado, who’s a member of the Cash Money Records umbrella via DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group, has joined forces with Pharrell Williams to record some new material. Williams remains renowned for producing several classics such as Grindin by Clipse, I’m A Slave For You by Britney Spears and Hot In Herre by Nelly while collaborating with other international megastars such as Madonna, Shakira and Jay-Z.

The self-professed Gully Gaad tweeted a photo of himself in studio with Pharrell and fellow N.E.R.D producer, Chad Hugo.

This news comes as Mavado has been working on an upcoming mixtape as well as his third studio album which is slated for release later this year. His previous two releases were Gangsta For Life: The Symphony of David Brooks in 2007 and Mr. Brooks: A Better Tomorrow two years later.

Since joining We The Best Music Group last summer, Mavado has collaborated with several international acts such as Akon (Survivor), Ace Hood (Emergency) while releasing singles such as Soulja Girl.

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Mavado wants Gullyside feuding to stop

Internationally-acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Mavado hasn’t been fond of the ongoing feud involving past and present members of the Gully Squad and wants the quarreling to stop.

The We The Best recording artiste has stepped forward to address recent incidents involving former Gully Squad members, Flexx and Savage as well as current protégé, Chase Cross. This after reports emerged of an incident outside Weddy Weddy Wednesdays in Kingston involving each of the original Gully Squad members.

During a recent radio interview, Mavado revealed his disdain for the recent issues amongst his current and former friends; insisting that all the bickering needs to stop.

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Payday Music Presents Dancehall Legends Vol 1

If the term legend, is defined “as a non-historical story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted” and Dancehall as “a genre of Jamaican popular music, a style of dance-oriented Reggae” than the art form that is known as Dancehall, which lives through Reggae, spins the livelihood tales of Jamaican culture is most definitely a legend.

 

Then infusing with the DJs and Singjays of present, names like Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Mavado, Vybz Kartel and Sizzla, we create storytellers. Who embed in generations old, new, and yet to come cultural sagas to be enjoyed for years to come creating dancehall legends.

 

On July 10th, Payday Music Group presents “Dancehall Legends Vol 1” a compilation of work by Grammy award winning producer, Austin “Payday” Green spanning over the last 8 yrs.  This audio collection is a showcase of some of dancehall’s greatest artist that Austin has the opportunity to produce for.

 

Austin (better known as “Payday” or “Kevin”) Green started his career in music over 14 years ago. With beginnings at Gargamel Studios, work at England’s Jet Star, as well as all the years in between producing, engineering, crafting and creating, Austin Green has contributed greatly to Reggae music. Most recently Austin and the Payday team release “Play Your Part” the official theme song for HelpJA Children initiative.

 

As “Dancehall Legends” prepares to release, Austin remarks that it was “exciting” going through years of music, choosing selections for the 1st volume, stating, “I’ve produced a lot of good music over the years, I realize my catalogue is growing. I just want to showcase some of the work”. The compilation will have eleven tracks, nine previously released with two exciting new exclusives. Some of the singles featured will be “Informa” Mavado, “Run Dem Mouth” Sizzla, “When Yuh Hold Dem” Vybz Kartel, and “Tek It To The Heights” Capleton.

 

The exclusives tracks; however, come from Bounty Killer and Buju Banton. The two new songs “Dem A Trace” from Bounty Killer and “Pressure Dem” from Buju Banton, are currently un-released and will be available only on “Dancehall Legends”.  As curiosity might strike to why Payday waited to release these singles, Austin offers this response, I don’t like to rush music. When he (Buju) was incarcerated, people tried to rush and put out what music they had, I don’t do music like that, no bandwagon thing.  It just felt like the time is right to release it. As for the Bounty single, it’s a track we revisited during the “Play Your Part” recording. It’s included on the compilation versus a regular release as to not bring “hype” and “questioning” to the song title “Dem A Trace”.

 

With that said, let the stories be told and the legends unfold, as Payday Music presents “Dancehall Legends Vol 1” on July 10. The compilation will be available on all digital outlets.

For the premieres of “Dem A Trace” and “Pressure Dem” and more information follow@PaydayMusic. Visit PaydayMusicGroup.com for a complete musical catalog

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Popular Dancehall film to be screened in Trinidad and Tobago

A popular Dancehall film, which has already made waves in North America and Europe, will look to make a similar impact in the Caribbean as Trinidad and Tobago prepares to unveil it in the coming days at a popular film festival.

Hit Me With Music, a film featuring many of Dancehall’s pioneers, will be featured at the annual WeBeat Festival, which will take place between June 2 and June 7 in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, the film hails as a part of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival as well as the BPTT Community Cinergy series of film screenings.

Directed by Spanish filmmaker, Miquel Galofre, Hit Me With Music features a plethora of elite Dancehall acts credited with making the genre a global phenomenon while highlighting elements of Jamaica’s music that form an integral part of the island’s nightlife.

Additionally, the Dancehall documentary, which was originally screened last year, takes notice of many controversial trends that have greatly impacted Jamaican culture including skin bleaching, feuds between prominent Dancehall acts as well as the ‘Daggering’ dance which became popular between 2007 and 2009.

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall acts that feature in the film include Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, pioneering deejay, Yellow Man and late great dancing sensation, Bogle. Hit Me With Music has been screened at North American and European film festivals to positive responses. However, it remains unknown when the movie will be screened in Jamaica.

This isn’t the first documentary featuring Jamaicans for Galofre, as he’s also renowned for the award-winning film, Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast which took an in-depth look into the ‘formula’ that develops Jamaican runners into world class, record-breaking athletes.

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Xyclone creating a storm within Dancehall

It’s often hard for upcoming artistes within any genre to breeze through the industry given the many hurdles that must be faced. But for emerging Dancehall star, Xyclone, he’s stormed through the genre’s circles with impactful results.

Born Roje R. Robinson, Xyclone had an affinity for Dancehall music from a young age; a love which seemed genetically inclined given that his father, Peter Blacks hails as the iconic disc jockey of the Reggae Vibrations sound system in Philadelphia, PA.

After years of trying to perfect his craft, Xyclone soon caught his big break after meeting up with veteran Dancehall megastar, Spragga Benz who had been instrumental in the rise of fellow Dancehall superstar, Assassin. Xyclone recalls his meeting with Spragga Benz in 2007; a meeting which helped build their chemistry off-stage before ever working together on it.

 “We were watching a movie, The Black Wall Street to be exact. I never forgot that night, it was December 26th, Sting night and the artist did a eat some vegetables and beans. And wi did a reason about the plot of the movie’ nothing music, just a reason like we knew each other for years,” he said.

From there, it was all systems go for Xyclone’s career as he then signed to Spragga Benz’s highly regarded Red Square stable, which features other bright up-and-comers such as Briggy Benz, Tajji, Bad Gal Bambi and Kemmikal. As a member of Red Square Tropical Heat Productions (RSQTHP), Xyclone has brought along his writing, producing and engineering abilities to the table, immediately showing his multi-faceted traits.

After showing his potential on track such as Champagne Life and Not Again (Fake Friends) in 2010, Xyclone quickly ascended within Dancehall’s ranks the following year as he unveiled several noteworthy tracks such as Nuh Frighten Wi, Back It Up and It’s My Earthstrong which showed his potential to successfully garner support within the underground ranks as well as in the clubs.

In 2012, Xyclone has asserted his presence even more with tracks such as Money & Girls as well as Baddest? Explain Dat, a song which took lyrical shots at fellow up-and-comer, Masicka while also showing off his strong vocals and proving himself as a worthy threat within the industry.

All of his attributes have led to Xyclone performing alongside many of Dancehall’s best including his mentor, Spragga Benz, Beenie Man, Demarco and Mavado. Additionally, he’s worked with several noted producers such as Llamar ‘Rif Raf’ Brown (Notice Productions), Bobby Chin (Black Chiney), and Red Square’s own Survivor Slim who also hails as one of his managers along with Roy Fearon.

Having secured a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance, Xyclone has shown himself a full-rounded person who can achieve great things away from the microphone.

With his resume’ boasting several commendable accomplishments, Xyclone looks to continue his run towards superstardom.

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Mavado files lawsuits in response to stage show, label claims

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall singjay David Brooks, more popularly known as Mavado has fought back vigorously after reports emerged in the last 24 hours regarding his visa status as well as his label situation.

Several reports emerged yesterday that the Alliance artiste had been dropped from a concert scheduled to take place later this month at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex (Kool Haus) in Toronto, Canada after failing to secure a work permit to enter the country.

Additionally, popular entertainment publication, L3 Magazine issued a statement which in part revealed that Mavado was being dropped from the Cash Money Records (YMCMB) umbrella just two weeks after joining the group as a result of his label, We The Best Music Group joining forces with the New Orleans based hip-hop establishment.

The magazine even reported than an international arrest warrant was out for Mavado due to the deejay allegedly assaulting a police officer.

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Mavado reportedly dropped from Canadian stage show

Just over a week after being after a week after being found guilty in a recent assault case, prominent Dancehall singjay, Mavado may be feeling the ramifications of said verdict.

According to several media reports, the Alliance deejay will not be able to perform at a concert scheduled to take place on May 26 at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex (Kool Haus) in Toronto, Canada. This, after Mavado failed in his attempt to secure a valid work permit through the Canadian High Commission in Kingston.

Fellow internationally acclaimed singjay, Mr. Vegas has reportedly been touted as Mavado’s replacement at the event.

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Akon plans to unveil all-Reggae album

Internationally acclaimed hip-hop superstar and singer, Akon looks to truly connect with fans of another popular genre as he plans to release an all-Reggae album in the near future.

Currently completing work on his fourth studio album, Stadium, the Senegalese-born artiste insists that he was inspired to work on an all-Reggae project after visiting Jamaica in January. During his time in the island, Akon visited Tuff Gong studios where he worked on projects with prominent Reggae megastars, Damian Marley andStephen Marley as well as Julian Marley. Additionally, he toured the Bob Marley Museum and even tweeted pictures while on the legendary premises.

In a recent interview with Billboard.com, Akon spoke of his admiration for the Marley’s, insisting that they motivated him to achieve greater heights while in the creative process of music.

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Mavado found guilty in assault case, plans to appeal

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, David Brooks, more popularly known as Mavado has been found guilty of two charges in relation to an assault case stemming from an incident in Montego Bay last year.

The highly regarded singjay was deemed guilty of assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property when the case concluded on Monday morning inside the Montego Bay Resident Magistrates Court in St. James.

As a result, Mavado was sentenced to pay a JA$80,000 fine or face a six month prison term in relation to the assault charge and JA$20,000 or six months in prison with regards to the malicious destruction of property charge.

The charges are in relation to a July 2011 incident which took place less than a day after Mavado performed at Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall. Reportedly, Mavado and members of his entourage attacked a man, Henry Cunningham and his son, Oshane Cunningham in a moment of road rage. Both men sustained multiple injuries in the altercation and the vehicle in which they were travelling was reportedly damaged.

In reaction to the verdict, a seemingly perplexed Mavado questioned the judge’s ruling in the matter during a radio interview on IRIE FM Monday afternoon.

“Mi nuh understand how mi get a guilty verdict. Mi nuh do nutten, mi nuh come out a mi van and talk to nobody or any ting and furthermore, I don’t like how the judge deal with the situation because up to now I think that the judge don’t understand the whole case because him a she different ting so mi cyaah really understand,” he said.

The We The Best Music Group recording artiste insists that he plans to appeal the ruling as he continues to maintain his innocence.

“What happen, happen already and we jus’ a plan fi appeal right away and ting ‘cause mi nuh see how mi fi get a guilty verdict pon sommen weh mi nuh do…nutten nuh inna nutten seh mi come out a my vehicle and do anybody any ting.”

 

 

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Mavado now part of the Cash Money umbrella following major merger

The international platform for prominent Dancehall singjay, Mavado keeps growing after a major merger within hip-hop circles has made him part of another highly regarded record label.

Last summer, Mavado signed his first international record deal with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group and has since release reputable efforts such as Emergency with label mate, Ace Hood as well as Survivor featuring Senegalese-American hip-hop artiste, Akon and Soulja Girl. Additionally, the Do Road singer has been touring across the United States in recent months in an effort to market himself in the country following the re-issuance of his visa last July.

Earlier this week, Cash Money Records co-founder, Birdman announced that his label has now signed We The Best Music Group under their imprint, making Mavado an affiliate of the Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB) as he’s now under the Cash Money umbrella.

According to Mavado’s long-time manager, Julian Jones-Griffiths, he and the Gully Gaad have been aware of this deal for quite some time, even before the singjay signed with We The Best Music Group and believes that the deal will be beneficial for all parties involved.

Additionally, he relayed that the move will be beneficial for all parties involved given the fact that Cash Money Records will now be involved in directly promoting and marketing Mavado’s projects with We The Best. Also, given Mavado’s close relationship with the Young Money Cash Money Billionaires, Jones-Griffiths believes that more collaborations are in store between Mavado and their artistes and even hinted that the public will soon hear them.

For his part, Mavado believes that the merger only adds to his international status while intimating that this will affect him in a positive way given the label that they’re now affiliated with.

The Cash Money Records label features a slew of premiere hip-hop talent who’ve enjoyed countless mainstream success, including Grammy-winning hip-hop megastar, Lil Wayne, Trinidadian-American hip-hop superstar, Nicki Minaj and Canadian singing/rapping sensation, Drake, with whom Mavado has performed alongside on numerous occasions.

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Mavado to star in upcoming film

International exposure keeps accumulating for prominent Dancehall singjay, Mavado as he’s set to take on a new realm of the performing arts: Acting.

The Alliance artiste will be starring in the upcoming movie, Shottas Too (Shottas 2), a sequel to the revered urban flick, Shottas. The original installation of the film was unveiled 10 years ago, telling a story of two young men who grew up in the troublesome areas of Kingston participated in organized crime in the Jamaican capital as well as Miami. Reggae superstar, Ky-Mani Marley and Dancehall veteran deejay, Spragga Benz played the roles of the young men in Shottas while the flick also featured legendary Jamaican actor, Paul Campbell and was co-produced by former Fugees rapper, Wyclef Jean.

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Demarco denies seeking attention from Popcaan feud

Prominent Dancehall singjay, Demarco has garnered mass attention across Jamaican music circles after recently calling out breakthrough Portmore Empire deejay, Popcaan. However, the True Friends singer isn’t doing it to raise his profile.

Last week, Demarco claimed in a Jamaica STAR articlethat Popcaan had stolen his style while intimating that the ‘Gaza Prefect’ is overrated and doesn’t have any lyrics. Over the last month, both artistes have traded lyrical jibes; from Demarco’s Kingston City on Rick Ross’ Stay Schemin’ beat to Popcaan’s Fry Yiy.

On Friday’s episode of TVJ’s Entertainment Report, Demarco continued his attack on Popcaan during an interview with Anthony Miller, implying that the Portmore Empire deejay sparks too much controversy with his lyrics while insisting that he’s prepared to return Dancehall music to its heights when Vybz Kartel and Mavado dominated the scene.

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Mavado – Action Pak – Flexxx Diss [Action Pak Riddim]

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Bounty Killer to regain U.S. visa?

Could legendary Dancehall artiste and Alliance leader, Bounty Killer, become the next major Jamaican entertainer to get back his United States visa? By all early indications, it might just be a matter of time.

Various media outlets are reporting that Bounty Killer will regain his U.S visa later this year, in time to possibly perform across stage shows in Miami, New York and Connecticut to name a few. Reportedly, several arrangements are being made by the prominent deejay’s camp as they seek to reinvigorate his international status.

Additionally, it’s said that Bounty Killer’s associates have reached out to overseas promoters and radio personalities in anticipation of his soon-coming arrival. Also, there’s talk of the self-professed “War Lord” and long-time rival, Beenie Man performing together at festivals should Bounty be re-issued an American visa.

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It’s official: Mavado marries longtime girlfriend in U.S.

Queue the wedding bells. Dancehall superstar, Mavado has officially tied the knot.

After a few days of rife speculation, it was confirmed on Friday that the Alliance-affiliated singjay consummated his marriage to long-time girlfriend and the mother of his child, Monique McKenzie in Florida earlier this month.

According to media reports, a Clerk of Courts representative from the Broward County 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida confirmed that the official marriage certificate will be mailed to the newlywed couple next month.

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Has Mavado tied the knot? Deejay reportedly married

Could internationally-acclaimed singjay, Mavado be married? According to several reports, the Alliance affiliated artiste no longer enjoys the status of a single man.

Several news outlets are intimating that Mavado may have tied the knot with his long-time companion, Monique McKenzie. McKenzie hails as the mother of Mavado’s young son, David Vitton Brooks.

A supposed copy of their marriage license application can be found on jamaicangroupiemet.com in which plans for their union were allegedly given the go-ahead.

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Alicia Keys doing material for upcoming album in Jamaica, teaming with local artiste

Apparently big plans are in the works for American R&B superstar, Alicia Keys as she temporarily calls Jamaica home to delve into new music projects.

On Saturday, the 14 time Grammy Award winner arrived in the island; making her way to Geejam Studios in Portland. The renowned studio complex, known for previously hosting international acts such as rock bands, No Doubt and Gorillaz offers several accommodations, including a self-contained villa, spa, gym and restaurant, amongst other luxuries. Also, the level of privacy and security Geejam Studios offer create safe havens for the high-volume celebrities who visit the island.

However, details have emerged regarding the nature of Alicia Keys’ recording work in the island. According to online magazine, Urban Islandz, Keys is currently doing new material for her fifth studio album, set for a 2012 release. Sources close to a local producer Keys has teamed with told the magazine that it was easy to get the prominent singer on board.

“Her management team made the link with us to do some work on a single for her upcoming project, and from there everything was organized,” the source said.

Additionally, Keys will work with a highly-acclaimed local artiste for a combination single, the source stated. However, further details cannot be disclosed given the private nature of her visit.

Keys previously worked with Dancehall superstar, Baby Cham on the remix for Cham’s smash hit, Ghetto Story. Also, the Unbreakable singer joined forces with Junior Reid for the Reggae remix of her chart-topping single, No One while also working with internationally-renowned singjay, Mavado in 2009.

Keys’ discography includes multi-platinum albums such as her debut album, Songs In A Minor (2001), The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007) and The Element of Freedom (2009).

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Alicia Keys currently recording in Jamaica

American Grammy-winning R&B superstar, Alicia Keys has made Jamaica her temporary home, as she will embark on a recording project in the island.

The songstress, known for several classics such as Fallin, A Woman’s Worth and Superwoman arrived in the island on Saturday for music-related purposes. According to media reports, Keys began attending recording sessions at Geejam Studios in Portland.

The studio complex houses three deluxe cabins, a self-contained villa, spa, gym, swimming pool and restaurant. Additionally, reports claim that the privacy Geejam studios offer assured Keys safe accommodation.

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GT Taylor Extravaganza gives fans a Christmas treat

Dancehall fans got their Christmas wish this past Sunday as the GT Taylor Extravaganza stage show offered a combination of great talent and stellar performances for everyone to remember going into the New Year.

The Jagra sponsored event took place on Christmas Day in Black River, St. Elizabeth; offering a lineup that reeled in several patrons from around the island. The 12th edition of the Christmas show featured performances from a litany of Reggae and Dancehall stars including John Holt, Coco Tea, Twin of Twins, Warrior King and Specialist to name a few.

The self-proclaimed “Princess of Dancehall,” Tiana also graced the GT Taylor Extravaganza stage; aiming to once again show her worthiness as a female deejay of the year candidate. Despite band issues during her set, Tiana proved her character by performing a edited rendition of her popular single, Pum Pum Phat, to which several fans blew their horns in support. The breakthrough star then performed another fan favourite, Bruk Out and Wine from the internationally-acclaimed Overproof Riddim before closing off with another one of her hits, No Man Can Talk Bad Bout Mi.

Fellow breakout star, I-Octane also gave fans lots to cheer about; living up to his energetic performance mantra by shelling out hits such as Licky Licky, Nuh Ramp Wid Wi and Study Yuh Friends amongst others to a wonderful crowd reception. The prominent singjay continued to wow fans by performing Burn Dem Bridge and the classic hit, Mama Yuh Alone.

Another established singjay, Mavado stamped his authority on the event by performing such as Hope and Pray andI’m On The Rock prior to showcasing newer material such as Don’t Wanna Be A Memory and Survivor featuring the highly-acclaimed rapper, Akon.

However, it was yet another singjay, Khago who stole the Christmas show as his status continues to elevate within the Dancehall/Reggae ranks. Building his reputation as one of the best live performers in Jamaican music, Khago performed his sensual Reggae hit, Across Mi Heart before unleashing the chart-topping smash, Blood A Boil to an eruption of cheers. He then performed the hit, Badda Dan Dem which was then pulled due to the loud cheers from the patrons on hand.

Khago continued to rock the crowd by performing hits such as Nah Mek Dem Drain My Energy as well as his debut single, Nah Sell Out which was also tremendously received. Additionally, the singjay took time to seemingly call out his long-time rival, I-Octane before performing the Overproof Riddim smash, Tun Up Mi Ting.

Other notable performances included internationally-acclaimed deejay, Bounty Killer who continued his strong run of form after a dominant performance during his lyrical clash with rival, Beenie Man at Diamond Splash in Negril. The Alliance deejay performed his hits single, Who Tell Him Dweet, once again calling out Beenie while also performing hits such as No Cream To Mi Face before before bringing out his protégé, Kiprich who performed Real Badman amongst other hits.

JOP leader, Aidonia also made his presence felt at the event while performances from Wayne Marshall, Spice and D’Angel also were well-received.

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