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Sizzla denied U.S. visa

Sizzla 2013Having being barred from performing in the United States for five years, it appeared that Reggae superstar, Sizzla Kalonji was nearing a return to the country with an impending tour there set to start. That return has now hit a sudden snag.

Reports Tuesday confirmed that Sizzla has been denied a visa application to enter the U.S. just days before the highly respected singer was due to begin a month-long tour across the U.S. this Thursday, until December 22.

The tour would have seen Sizzla travel cross-country, with shows set in New York, Virginia Washington D.C. and Colorado to name a few.

International Artists Agency, the booking agency for the tour, say they have no choice but to postpone, hoping to reschedule to tour around February or March of 2014.

Sizzla has not held a U.S. visa since 2008. Perceived ‘gay-bashing’ in his music over the years has triggered protests of his shows from gay rights groups in the United States, Canada and Europe in the past, including cancellations to shows in Toronto and Montreal thanks to protests by members of the Stop Murder Music coalition.

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Sizzla shoots video for Mother’s Day single

Prominent Reggae singer, Sizzla Kalonji has shot a video for a single dedicated to the plights of mothers across the world.

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, the internationally acclaimed singjay recently shot the visuals for his hit single, Mama Mek Mi Deh Ya So. The song, produced by Richard Bramwell of Breadback Productions on the Long Life Riddim was initially released in January in which Sizzla speaks of his admiration for the work the mothers and fathers have put in as well as the love that youths consistently show for their parents.

This isn’t the first single Sizzla has done honoring the sacrifices that parents, particularly mothers make on a regular basis. The Reggae veteran burst onto the mainstream scene with his 1997 single, Black Woman and Child and also captured hearts with the video for his highly acclaimed 2002 single, Thank You Mama.

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Sizzla unveils new album

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Sizzla Kalonji continues to slowly but surely ease his way back into a musical rhythm as he’s unveiled his latest album, Don’t Mislead the Youths.

The six track EP, released via United States based Reggae label, Locksmith Records hails as Sizzla’s 68th album and third since his near fatal motorcycle crash last August. Don’t Mislead the Youths features singles such as Hotta Fire on the Saudi Arabia Riddim as well as Learn to Read and the EP’s title track, Don’t Mislead the Youths.

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Sizzla hits back at gay rights critics

Prominent Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Sizzla Kalonji has responded sternly to gay rights activists who’ve long criticized the lyrical content of his songs.

Last week, promoters in Sweden cancelled a stage show that Sizzla was booked to appear on this Wednesday at the Hornstull Strand in Stockholm. The show was axed after several gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual activists protested Sizzla’s appearance on the bill; condemning his lyrical damnation of homosexuality.

After the latest complaints issued against him by gay rights groups, Sizzla, throughhis management team at Kalonji Musik and Pride Music, issued a detailed statement firing back at such critics who have long opposed his music and stances on such issues as well as clarifying public misperceptions made about him in recent times.

The statement in part reads, We work closely with many of the artists in the reggae scene and feel that your constant attack against the artists and the musical genre is unfair and one sided. Sizzla has not even begun to tour, yet press releases have been sent giving misinformation to the public about him performing homophobic lyrics at 18 other shows recently. The tour has not even started and Sizzla was not booked to perform in neither Canada nor England.  False information is being written to malice and defame his character. It is good to remember that Sizzla has not been arrested, convicted, or charged with any crime and does not have a criminal record what so ever.  He abides and will continue to abide by the laws of any State in the World that he chooses to visit or is invited to visit.  It is his nature and his character to respect all.”

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Sizzla says accident changed his life, looks forward to return concert

Internationally acclaimed Reggae singjay, Sizzla Kalonji continues to reflect on the accident that changed his life while seeking to return to full strength career wise.

Sizzla survived a near fatal motorcycle accident last August in St. Ann, suffering multiple broken bones as well as a ruptured liver. Since the crash, Sizzla has been recovering at home while slowly readjusting to the speed of the music business; releasing singles such as Mama Mek Mi Deh Yah So, None A Dat and So Lovely while unveiling his 67th studio album, The Chant last month.

Talking on Friday’s episode of TVJ’s Entertainment Report, Sizzla relented that the accident fully altered his focus in life.

“It’s a vivid experience. It drastically changed my life. Even though we know time is the master spanner, there is no time to waste. You just got to do what you doing now and make sure you doing good because it’s just love that had created us,” he said

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Sizzla to give first live performance since crash

Internationally acclaimed Reggae superstar, Sizzla will take his biggest step career wise since he endured a horrific motorcycle crash last year.

The artiste, whose real name is Miguel Orlando Collins, will return to the local stage for the first time in over a year when he’ll participate in an upcoming live show dubbed, Sizzla: Unplugged and Acoustics. Branded the ‘event of the century,’ Sizzla has joined forces with Florida-based public relations outlet, Whirlwind Entertainment Group to showcase a historic event, scheduled to take place at Club Privelege  in New Kingston on March 18, starting at 8 p.m.

Keecha Hamilton, production manager for the event intimated via press release that Sizzla: Unplugged and Acoustics will meets fan demands for more unplugged performances while they get the chance to witness the triumphant return of  Sizzla Kalonji in a calm atmosphere to ease him back into the fold.

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Mixtape: Buss A Blank! Vol3 Reggae Mix – Mixtape Yardy

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The latest reggae mix from @MixtapeYardy filled with 53 of the best reggae tracks out from Jamaica. The mix starts off with the latest production from Head Concussion Records, called High Times Riddim, featuring Chan Dizzy, Rasco, Erup and Hollow Point..then roll straight to riddims like Real Reggae, Kingston 13, Cool Out, Heart and Soul. #BUSSABLANKVOL3 also features artistes Sizzla Kalonji, Chris Martin, Bucanneer, I-Shenko, Tilibop, Roman Virgo, Da Professor, Protoje, Kymani Marley, Tarrus Riley + more!

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Sizzla Kalonji to perform again in 2012

Internationally acclaimed Reggae singjay, Miguel Orlando Collins, better known as Sizzla Kalonji, has announced a return date regarding on-stage performances.

Last week, the “Solid as a Rock” singer announced that he was close to 100% fitness following a serious motor cycle crash that he was involved in on August 24th in St. Ann; suffering multiple broken bones and a rupture liver in the accident. Additionally, he signaled his intent to shoot two new videos for singles from his 65th studio album, The Scriptures that was released this past summer.

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Sizzla not dead, false news spreads of singer’s demise

Internationally acclaimed Reggae singer, Miguel Orlando Collins, better known as Sizzla Kalonji is not dead despite speculation to the contrary.

Rumors spread across the internet early Saturday afternoon that Sizzla had died; causing a scare amongst several of his fans. This news comes nearly two months after the Judgement Yard singjay was involved in a serious motor cycle accident in Runaway Bay, St. Ann. Sizzla suffered several broken bones and internal bleeding related to a ruptured liver as a result of the accident. Eleven days later, he was released from hospital & has been recovering at home ever since.

However, some websites and DJ profiles posted erroneous reports that Sizzla died on Saturday.

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Sizzla close to full strength, eager to return to music

Internationally acclaimed Reggae artiste, Sizzla Kalonji, is close to a full recovery following a serious motor cycle accident last month. As a result, the singer is ready to return to the music scene.

Sizzla has been resting comfortably at home since the bike crash in Runaway Bay, St. Ann. The crash left the “Solid as a Rock” singer with multiple broken bones as well as a ruptured liver. He spent 10 days in a Kingston-based hospital, receiving treatment for his injuries before his release on September 4th.

In a statement issued by Sizzla on Thursday, he expressed his gratitude towards his loved ones, fans & the doctors who made his hospital stay worthwhile. Now the Judgement Yard singjay feels as if he’s back to full strength. “I am feeling very strong, healthy, and I am coming along well. Thanks to the Most High Jah Rastafari,” Sizzla intimated.

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Mavado to Africa? Artiste expresses interest in living there

Internationally acclaimed singjay, David “Mavado” Brooks may soon be setting up shop in the continent of Africa following a recent performance there.

Reports out of the West African nation of Ghana suggest that Mavado expressed his interest in migrating there to local journalists at a pre-concert press conference in Accra last weekend. The concert was hosted by Ghanaian Reggae artiste, Samini, who discussed the possibility of featuring the Alliance singjay on his show two years ago while visiting Jamaica

Now, the “Gully God” has intimated that he’d love to move to Ghana in the near future as soon as he acquires land there; claiming that “Ghana reminds me of home.”

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Sizzla expresses gratitude for life following accident

Internationally renowned Reggae artiste, Miguel “Sizzla” Collins has spoken for the first time since being involved in a serious motor cycle accident in St. Ann two weeks ago.

Sizzla Kalonji’s ordeal occurred on August 24th when a bike he was riding along Runaways Bay in St. Ann crashed into a bus that tried to overtake him. The bus caused Sizzla’s motor cycle to swerve; causing the singjay to lose control of his bike & he was thrown off it by the bus, which sped off following the collision. Sizzla was rushed to the St. Ann’s Bay hospital & later transported to a Kingston based hospital to treat several serious injuries including a broken collarbone, broken ribs & internal bleeding suffered as a result of a ruptured liver.

However, Sizzla’s will to live showed as he slowly but surely recuperated in hospital and, as a result was released from hospital on Sunday night. Speaking for the first time since the accident, Sizzla Kalonji took to Ron Muschette’s “Wake Up Call” morning, radio show on IRIE FM; expressing gratitude that he still has life following the crash & insisting that things could’ve been worse.

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Sizzla released from hospital

Internationally acclaimed Reggae singer, Miguel Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla Kalonji has officially been discharged from a Kingston-based hospital nearly two weeks following a motor cycle crash in St. Ann.

Sizzla was involved in a crash on August 24th in Runaway Bay, St. Ann when his bike collided with a bus that tried to overtake him. The bus caused Sizzla, not wearing a helmet during the accident, to swerve & his motor cycle slammed into the bus; throwing the entertainer off his bike. The bus driver involved in the accident reportedly refused to stop to avoid getting caught.

Sizzla was later taken to the St. Ann’s Bay hospital for emergency treatment; suffering many broken bones including a broken collarbone as well as internal bleeding as a result of a ruptured liver.

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Sizzla’s condition improves, recovering well from bike crash

Prominent Reggae artiste, Miguel Orlando Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla Kalonji is slowly but surely returning to full strength following a motor cycle crash he was involved in Wednesday Night in St. Ann.

The crash occurred when a bus, trying to overtake Sizzla, caused the “Praise Ye Jah” singer to lose control of his bike whilst traveling in Runaway Bay; throwing the singjay off his motor cycle. Sizzla, who didn’t wear a helmet at the time of the crash, suffered several broken bones, including a broken collarbone as well as broken ribs & internal bleeding cause by a ruptured liver & was initially treated at the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital. The bus driver involved in the crash sped off after he hit Sizzla & has yet to turn himself in.

Now, Five days since the crash, Sizzla’s publicist, Olimatta Taal intimates that Sizzla has made vast improvements as he recovers in a Kingston-based hospital, where he was airlifted to on Thursday.

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Sizzla remains in serious but stable condition, family expresses gratitude for support

Internationally acclaimed Reggae superstar, Miguel Orlando Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla Kalonji, remains in serious but stable condition in the St. Ann’s Bay hospital following a crash involving his motor cycle & a bus in Runaway Bay on Wednesday night.

The “Black Woman & Child,” singjay was surrounded by family, friends & Kalonji Musik representatives since his admission into hospital & Sizzla’s loved ones expressed their appreciation regarding the concern & prayers sent the artiste’s way from fans & Dancehall/Reggae industry players since the crash.  “The family of Miguel Collins and staff of Kalonji Muzik would like to thank everyone for praying for Sizzla Kalonji and sending him positive energy,” Kalonji Musik representatives stated via press release. Additionally, the press release implied that, “As strong and resilient as his messages, we look forward to seeing him on a powerful journey towards healing. Sizzla is presently surrounded by lots of love from his family and friends.”

Sizzla accident occurred when the bike he was riding crashed into a bus that attempted to overtake the singer. The crash occurred near the popular Jerky’s restaurant in the area; throwing Sizzla off his motor cycle. The bus driver in the incident reportedly refused to stop despite the crash. Sizzla was then taken to the St. Ann’s Bay hospital where doctors tried vigorously to ensure he regained stability & consciousness. Sizzla suffered several broken bones as a result of the crash, including a broken collarbone, broken finger & internal bleeding cause by a ruptured liver. He was airlifted to a Kingston hospital on Thursday morning to further operate on Sizzla. The artiste was deemed conscious earlier this morning, according to a member of his camp.

Sizzla is scheduled to go on a promotional tour across the Caribbean as well as Africa, Japan and other regions later this year to promote his 65th album, The Scriptures that was released earlier this summer. The singer’s known for many classic singles such as “Solid as a Rock,” “Dry Cry,” “Give Me A Try,” & “Thank You Mama,” amongst several others.



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Mavado Real McKoy Birthnite Bash Pictures & Review

After days of wrangling with the police, who eventually prevented it from happening at the larger outdoor location at Temple Hall in the hills of St. Andrew, dancehall singjay Mavado’s Real McKoy birthnite bash took place without incident last night at the The Building (formerly known as the Asylum Night Club) in New Kingston. Below we’ve featured some pictures and a short review courtesy of Mis Pamela aka ‘Dora the Explora’.

Mavado’s sister, Joey Brooks & Gully Squad’s Flexxx

Selector Boom Boom in the foreground, while Assassin performs


The Gully Gaad…MAVADO

Sizzla Kalonji

Wayne Marshall

Busy Signal & Bounty Killer

Mini-review courtesy of Mis Pamela aka ‘Dora the Explora’ – The Gully Gad was out with a full Alliance crew plus some special guests at The Building (formerly Asylum) last night. Selector Jigzy got the party going and then Boom Boom from the Gully Squad took over as new young artists popped up on stage one after the other. Iyara, Einstein and Flexx in the Complex! and then Chase cross from the Gully!!

As the Gully Gad himself waited patiently on the sidelines, he motioned to get the ‘gully gals’ some time on the mike … Up came newcomer Miss Joey Brooks, who’s sweet voice put a hush on the crowd.

But before the girls had a chance to walk up the stairs, across from the other side of the stage came Assassin …. then Baby Tash and Stacious and then with a roar, up came Spice!

Mavado came back out front and jumped into his list of hits, but struggled to stay up on the stage as the front line of women kept pulling at him his clothes and dragging him down! A brief visit from Sizzla got the crowd even more hype, and then up came Busy Signal and then The Poor People’s Governor … the crowd went nuts!!.

Then, with screams from the crowd up came Wayne Marshall … then Bling Dawg and again Bounty Killer.

The stage could barely hold the line up of incredible talent…and as fully loaded alliance team blasted out the best rendition of “Keepin It Gangsta” … I smiled and was glad I was at the right place at the right time.

props: courtesy of Mis Pamela aka ‘Dora the Explora’

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Sizzla Kalonji on European tour Promoting Ghetto Youth-Ology Album


Sizzla Kalonji and The Fire House Band, are currently on a ten-week European tour promoting the album, Ghetto Youth-Ology. Already one week into the tour, Sizzla and the crew have performed in the cities of Rotterdam, Geneva, and Groningen with over thirty more shows to go in Germany, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Italy, and France.

According to reports, the Reggae crusader has been receiving rave reviews from the press in those areas. It is further reported that venues were packed to capacity with show goers representing all nationalities, genders, and religions sharing the music and love of this artiste. The rich sounds from The Fire House Band have the crowds excited and enjoying the music.

Sizzla… ‘my songs represent the cries from the youth in the ghetto’

According to Sizzla, his songs represent the cries from the youth in the ghetto who continue to be marginalised and ignored by many.

Sizzla takes the time to cater to the needs of his hungry European fans by pulling from his catalogue of over 50 albums to include songs like Black Woman and Child, Thank You Mama, Woman I Need You and others. He even sings Beautiful, a song described by Chris Blackwell as brilliant and a masterpiece. Sizzla Kalonji gives the people a special treat, which includes the newest European favorite Crucial Times, featured on his upcoming album to be released later this year.

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