England-based Jamaican deejay, Stylo G has walked away with the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) award for Best Reggae Act during Wednesday night’s staging of the 19th annual MOBO Awards at the SSE Arena in London.
The Spanish Town native pipped the likes of Alkaline, Popcaan, Chronixx and Tarrus Riley for the honour, bouncing back after losing out on the honour to Grammy-winning deejay, Sean Paul last year. It is the first MOBO award for Stylo G.
Stylo G is highly regarded on the U.K. circuit, having scored a Top 20 hit on the British chart with Soundbwoy and is also known for singles such as Call Mi a Leader and Badd featuring foundation deejay, Sister Nancy. The entertainer moved the United Kingdom in 1998 and made a name for himself on the underground scene prior to signing with British label, 3 Beat Records.
Next year’s MOBO Awards will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Grammy-winning Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul and prominent American label, Atlantic Records have severed ties after more than a decade together.
According to reports, Atlantic recently dropped the multi-platinum selling deejay/singer, with the label’s chairman and CEO, Craig Kallman confirming to the Jamaica Observer in an email over the weekend that the entertainer is ‘no longer’ with them. Kallman did not elaborate on why the split took place.
Sean Paul joined Atlantic in 2002 as part of a joint deal with independent Reggae/Dancehall label, VP Records and enjoyed a highly successful run with the Los Angeles based record label. He subsequently released his first album under the label, Dutty Rock in November of that year, which went on to sell over six million copies worldwide and featured two Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers: Get Busy and Baby Boy (alongside Beyonce).
He then released his second studio album under the label, The Trinity, which set a record for most albums sold by a Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall act in its debut week with 107,000 copies sold. That compilation, which featured hits such as We Be Burnin and Temperature, sold over 4.3 million copies worldwide.
Since joining with the label, Sean Paul also secured collaborations with top international acts such as Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Keyshia Cole and Enrique Iglesias, among countless others.
Sean Paul’s last two projects released via Atlantic, however, were much less successful in the United States. His fourth album, Tomahawk Technique, sold just over 1,200 copies in its first week in the U.S., though it enjoyed much more success in Switzerland, being certified gold while selling over 25,000 copies.
Having copped the award in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2012 respectively, the Greatest Gallissinger copped the award thanks in large part to charting twice on the U.K. singles charts with hits such as The Other Side Of Life as well as What About Us, a collaboration with British pop group, The Saturdays.
Past winners of the Best Reggae Act award atMOBO, an award ceremony celebrating urban music in the U.K and worldwide, includeGyptian, Alborosie and Shaggy, who hosted the show in London in 2007.
Updated 7/24 – release of the official Video – Busta Rhymes Ft. Nicki Minaj – Twerk It
Behind the Scenes Video || Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes do new song entirely in Jamaican patois
Updated 6/20 – Behind The Scenes: “TWERK IT” by Busta Rhymes (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Internationally acclaimed rappers, Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes have combined their Caribbean roots to create a new single recorded entirely in Jamaican patois.
The curvaceous Trinidadian-American rapper and Jamaican-born hip-hop veteran recently recorded a remix to Busta Rhymes’ hit single, Twerk It, voicing the song in their best Jamaican dialect. The Pharrell Williams produced remix was unveiled on Thursday, featuring lyrics from that paid tribute to Jamaica’s Dancehall elite, including Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel.
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“Dutty gal, when ya see mi and what yu fi do/ Bow down, big chain and it heavy too,” Minaj sings while she and Rhymes sing, “Come here gyal wey yu a duh? What a gwaan? Dun wid dat, Dutty Wine … Tony Matterhorn … Kartel, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer too roll di weed buss a dutch all Rizla too.”
Though in the past, many American entertainers have used Dancehall samples, verses and Jamaican sayings in their music, this is the first time two American rappers have ever done a song entirely in Jamaican patois
Neither Busta Rhymes nor Nicki Minaj are strangers to implement Dancehall themes in their music. Busta Rhymes has used dialect in many of his songs and scored noteworthy collaborations, such as his chart-topping hit, Make It Clap (feat. Spliff Star and Sean Paul) as well as Wine and Go Down, alongside Vybz Kartel.
Minaj has long expressed her affection for Jamaican music as well, featuring on the remix for Gyptian’s hit song, Hold Yuh in 2010 and featured on French Montana’s recent single, Freaks, which samples the Murder She Wrote rhythm created by Sly and Robbie. She was also the headline international act at the 2011 edition of Reggae Sumfest.
Accomplished Reggae/Dancehall star, Gyptian has made a bit of history thanks to arguably his biggest hit as his 2010 single, Hold Yuh is now certified gold.
On Thursday, it was announced that Hold Yuh was officially declared a gold record by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), meaning it has now eclipsed 500,000 copies sold. The song, produced by Ricky Blaze is the first by a Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae artist to be certified gold since Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley’s Grammy-winning single, Welcome to Jamrock achieved such status in 2005.
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
Just days after startling claims made by a Swedish woman claiming to be the ex-girlfriend of Dancehall/Reggae megastar, Sean Paul, a prominent radio station in New York is crying foul after discovering its name on the front of her tell-all book.
Irie Jam Radio, a popular Dancehall/Reggae music station based in Queens, is considering bringing a lawsuit against Susanne Persson, a Swedish hairstylist and makeup artist who accused Sean Paul of abusing drugs and trying to have her deported from Jamaica in 2010. The reason of Irie Jam’s threat of legal action stems from a lawsuit filed by Persson against Sean Paul, seeking US$80 million in damages from the prominent entertainer.
In Persson’s lawsuit, she included a book titled Irie Jamboree, documenting alleged cocaine abuse, erectile dysfunction and even murders committed by Sean Paul during their time together. Upon hearing of this book, Irie Jam Radio has accused Persson of illegally using the Irie Jamboree title given their station trademarked the name given to their annual music festival.
It’s been a bizarre start to 2013 for internationally revered Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul, who’s facing a lawsuit from an ex-lover who has made a myriad of surprising claims.
Susanne Persson, who claims to be Sean Paul’s ex-girlfriend, has sued the Got 2 Luv U singer for a whopping US80 million, insisting that the entertainer had her deported from Jamaica in June 2010 after bribing local law enforcement officials. Persson, a Swedish makeup artist and hairstylist, filed the lawsuit in New York’s Manhattan Supreme Court, which includes a self-written book, Irie Jamboree that promises to expose ‘The Truth about Sean Paul’s Cocaine Dealings, Lies, Murders and Erection Problems.’
Irie Jamboree depicts a hand-drawn caricature of Persson and Sean Paul in his trademark mohawk. In the book, Persson claims Sean Paul’s alleged cocaine issues severely affected their love life.
“Ever since [Paul] started using cocaine regularly, he has had severe erection problems. If it lasts one minute, it is a good day,” an excerpt of the book reads.
Internationally-acclaimed entertainer, Sean Paulwill be gunning for yet another Grammy award when music’s most celebrated show takes place next February in Los Angeles.
The Got 2 Luv U singer’s fifth album,Tomahawk Technique was selected on Wednesday as one of five finalists for the Best Reggae Album Grammy. It’s the fourth time that Sean Paul has been nominated for the prestigious honor as previous albums like The Trinity (2006) and Imperial Blaze (2010)have also been selected by The Academy.
Sean Paul previously tasted success at the 2004 Grammys when his multi-platinum CD,Duty Rock was named Best Reggae Album. Should the highly-acclaimed artiste prevail once again in two months, he’ll become the sixth act to capture the accolade.
The accolades keep coming for highly acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul, who has walked way with another international award.
The Grammy-winning entertainer copped theMusic Of Black Origin (MOBO) award for Best Reggae Act during the 17th annual MOBO Awards, which took place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Sean Paul beat out fellow top Jamaican acts such as Mr. Vegas, Konshens, Popcaan and Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley the coveted accolade.
This is the second time that Sean Paul has won MOBO’s Best Reggae Act award as he previously took home the honor in 2005. TheTemperature singer was unable to collect his award as he is currently touring in India.
Embattled Dancehall superstar, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton will have to wait a while longer to know his fate regarding sentencing on a gun charge.
The sentencing on said gun charge in Buju Banton’s ongoing drug trial was postponed when the Grammy-winning entertainer appeared in Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday morning. The hearing was put off on the request of Buju’s lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba, amidst an application for an investigation he filed earlier this month, alleging juror misconduct during the singjay’s drug trial in February 2011. No new date has been set for Buju’s sentencing.
Terri Wright, a juror in Buju drug trial last year, revealed in an interview with the New Times Broward that she researched aspects of the entertainer’s case to gauge a greater understanding of the matter before deliberation. Though Wright insisted that it had no bearing on her final decision, reports surfaced that her research could constitute as a violation of court orders, thus, possibly sparking a mistrial in Buju’s case.
Though prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Sean Paulmay not be reaping the rewards he hoped for in the United States regarding his latest album, the entertainer has scored a major milestone through the North American country’s biggest video-sharing outlet.
The official video for Got 2 Luv U, the chart-topping single from Sean Paul and American pop princess, Alexis Jordanhas clipped the 100 million views mark on YouTube, via Atlantic Records’ official channel. This makes Sean Paul the first Jamaican artiste to reach such a milestone with one single as the lead track off his new album, Tomahawk Techniquehas struck a chord with his fans in around the world, particularly in the United States and Europe, since its release in September 2011.
Sean Paul’s nine figure achievement blows away his Jamaican compatriots as Reggae legend, Bob Marley (No Woman No Cry, One Love) and Dancehall megastar, Shaggy (Angel) are the only other artistes from the island to top 50 million views with one song.