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876-411 Review Show – Episode 6

Mace DancehallThis is the sixth episode of our new, weekly entertainment review show, 876-411, which takes a look at all the hot topics in Jamaican music, entertainment and pop culture.

This edition of the show looks at the issue of Dancehall/Reggae music and homophobia, a focus on Sizzla and Beres Hammond ahead of this month’s Grammy Awards and the Spice picture controversy, as well as another artist deciding to get an eye tattoo. Co-hosted by Jodee ‘Marc Parc’ Brown and Jodiann ‘Jodz’ Perry.

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876-411 Review Show – Episode 5

Shaggy and Friends 2014This is the fifth episode of the new, weekly entertainment review show, 876-411, which takes a look at all the hot topics in Jamaican music, entertainment and pop culture. Co-hosted by Jodee ‘Marc Parc’ Brown and Jodiann ‘Jodz’ Perry

This first episode for 2014 looks at highlights from Shaggy and Friends, Sizzla and D’Angel being banned from STING and much more.

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D’Angel, Sizzla speak out against STING ban

Sizzla and D'AngelTwo days following the announcement that Reggae/Dancehall artists, Sizzla and D’Angel were banned from future editions of STING following their controversial performances at the show’s 30th anniversary, both are crying foul following their punishments.

Isaiah Laing, the show’s lead organizer, announced Tuesday that Sizzla was banned from the show for promoting ‘hate music’ during his performance, in which he repeatedly hit out against homosexuality.D’Angel, meanwhile, was banned for at least five years as a patron following her impromptu clash with Ninja Manat the Dec. 26 show, which saw her spread her legs and gyrate while wearing a short dress during her set, before giving a bizarre post-performance interviewlater in the night.

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Sizzla, D’Angel banned from STING, says Isaiah Laing

Sizzla and D'AngelDays after giving what some said was the best performance of STING 2013, Reggae singer, Sizzla Kalonji has been banned from future editions of the show by its lead promoter, Isaiah Laing, for alleged hate lyrics performed during his set, according to reports Tuesday evening.

The Grammy-nominated artist gave a rousing, hard-hitting set during the 30th anniversary show, in which he spoke out strongly against homosexuality, negative connotations attached to marijuana, among other societal issues. According to Laing, Sizzla’s ban comes as result of continuous rants against homosexuals throughout his performance, which went against a pre-show agreement with organizers not to sing anti-gay lyrics during his set.

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Supercat, Saw, Sizzla and ‘Di Stinga’ highlight intriguing STING 30

Wyclef and Ishawna STING 2013After a night filled with clashes, eye-raising moments and the return of a legend, STING 2013the 30th anniversary of the ‘Greatest Dancehall show on Earth’ on Dec. 26 certainly entertained and provoked thoughts throughout, leaving music lovers with lots of talking points to dissect for a long time coming.

The show, organized by Supreme Promotions andDownsound Records was, in this writer’s opinion, the most intriguing one since 2008 when the rivalry betweenVybz Kartel and Mavado came to a head. Highlights were prevalent and lowlights were evident; here’s a look at some of those performances and moments in thisSTING 30 review.

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Beres Hammond and Sizzla Receive 2014 Grammy Nominations for Best Reggae Album

The 2014 Grammy nominees were revealed on Friday, December 6th, 2013. Two titles released on VP Records, Beres Hammond’s One Love, One Life and Sizzla’s The Messiah, are in the running for the Best Reggae Album category.

Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet vocals over every kind of riddim track for almost 40 years. VP Records released his latest Grammy-nominated, double-disc studio album One Love, One Life in November 2012. The release peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Reggae Album chart and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the best albums of a four-decade-long career.” The first disc One Love includes his signature classic lover’s rock sound, while the second disc One Life contains more of his socially-conscious, spiritually empowering tunes. Beres Hammond produced 19 of the 20 songs with co-producers Donovan Germain on “No Candle Light,” Collin “Bulby” York on “In My Arms” and Michael Fletcher on “More Time.”  This is Beres Hammond’s second Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album. The icon was considered in 2002 for his 2001 studio album Music Is Life.

This is Sizzla’s first Grammy nomination. Mostly written and executive produced by himself, Sizzla’s full scope of talents are displayed on his 70th effort The Messiah, which was released this May. As one of reggae’s most prolific artists, he showcases his musical depth, passion and precision on this 15-track collection inspiring positive change worldwide.  His social commentary on songs like “Chant Dem Down,” “No Wicked Man” and “Psalms 121″ reveal his daring bravado and righteous lyrics, while the melodic anthem “Good Love” unveils his softer side. The Messiah peaked at #1 on the South Florida Reggae Chart and New York Reggae Chart. With his fresh perspective, it is evident that Sizzla remains the reigning king of roots.

“We are very proud of Sizzla and Beres for this outstanding achievement. Each artist, who are both legends in their own right, created inspiring and groundbreaking material on their latest collections. They not only released some of their best work to date, but raised the bar for the genre,” he adds.

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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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Aidonia and Tommy Lee to headline peace concert in November

A pair of Dancehall stalwarts will be shifting from their hardcore personas in the name of peace, as they will headline a special concert aimed at curbing violence.

Jag One Productions (J.O.P) leader,Aidonia and prominent ‘Gaza’ artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta will headline a peace concert dubbed Stop The Violence, Stop The Crimeat the Little Coppa Club in Bull Bay, St. Thomas on November 24. Bermudian promoter, Kevin Smith, who’s currently spearheading a peace tour throughout the Caribbean, organized the event.

The event will also features legendary Reggae singer, Sizzla Kalonji as well asPotential Kidd, Stylysh, Darrio, Eyesus, Marlon Binns and Chi Ching Ching, amongst many others.

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Portia Simpson-Miller condemns Mugabe’s comments

The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller has finally broken her silence regarding recent comments made by Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe about her country.

As reported on Monday, Mugabe allegedly made a number of controversial assertions about Jamaican while speaking to a number of business people, government official and dignitaries during the Research and Intellectual Expo 2012. At this event, Mugabe lectured that people from the Caribbean island are drunkards, weed smokers and somewhat uneducated; sparking expressions of disappointment and anger towards the revered African leader, including from high-profile Jamaican artiste such as Sizzla and Tony Rebel as well as Opposition Spokesperson for the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange.

Now, Jamaica’s prime minister has weighed in on the controversial statements after her government moved to confirm that these comments were valid. Once verified, Simpson-Miller blasted Mugabe for what she labeled as distasteful and highly stereotypical given the continued progress that the island’s people have made over the years.

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Zimbabwe president allegedly labels Jamaicans as drunkards, weed smokers

Many Jamaicans who go overseas will tell you that they’re often confronted with the stereotypes that people from the island either smoke or drink often. Those labels apparently have been slapped on Jamaicans by one of Africa’s most revered leaders.

Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, reportedly took shots at Jamaicans at a recent university lecture dubbed the Research and Intellectual Expo 2012. According to Zimbabwean internet news and entertainment outlet, Nehanda Radio, President Mugabe branded Jamaican men as weed smokers and drunkards.

According to the report, Mugabe allegedly described Jamaica as, “a country of marijuana smokers, where women are now taking charge since men are always sloshed (drunk).”

President Mugabe, who neither smokes nor drinks alcohol, insisted that Zimbabweans should never follow in Jamaica’s footsteps while implying that the island’s culture has negatively influenced his people. This, as speculation mounts that Mugabe has diplomatic differences with Jamaica.

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Son of ‘Fattis’ Burrell does tribute album

Legendary Reggae producer, Philip ‘Fattis’ Burrell may no longer be here physically but his music and legacy live on thanks to his son as a new tribute album has been released to honor his hit making father.

Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell, a well-respected producer in his own right, recently unveiled an album dedicated to his father entitled Living Heart, an eight-track compilation features tracks from former collaborators and friends of ‘Fattis’ as they honor his contributions to the Jamaican music industry.

Some of those collaborators include Reggae legend, Beres Hammond who features on Living Heart with his track, Do It Now while emerging Reggae artiste and a former protégé of ‘Fattis,’ Kayla Bliss contributes the single, Love Rebel, her last single for the Xterminator Records founder. Other artistes who appear on Living Heart include Lutan Fyah, Richie Spice and another Xterminator protégé, Jesse Royal.

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Mp3: Lutan Fyah Ft Freeky – God Watch Ova Wi

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Olihile ‘FREEKY’ Afrika is an African reggae artiste that was born in a
township south of Johannesburg, South Africa. His name ‘Freeky’ is origin from
Sotho (one of the tribes found in South Africa). He was musically incline and
dominantly played the bass guitar within his teenage years; and contributed
greatly to his friend’s albums and demos. This is where he developed his
recording skills. His musical transition to secular music introduced him to
his musical influences which stems from: Bob Marley, Garnet Silk,Buju
Banton,Capelton and Sizzla.

Thereafter, Freeky joined a legendary Sotho Band (Ntjapedi) in 2006. It
was with this band, that he shared stages with Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela and
other African musical legends. He also collaborated with other African musicians
he regards highly such as: Bongo Riot, Jah Seed under the Ntjapedi umbrella. At
the point, he was appointed a leadership position which deems him out of his
comfort zone to be front and centre to lead a band called TATTOO L9. TATTOO is
a band he writes, leads and composes music for.

In 2007 Freeky decided to try a solo career. He met Robin Mabunda of Dreaded
Sounds who got him more in touch with reggae music’s roots. His abilities as
a song writer and singer added colour to every song he did and as such drawn
the attention of other musicians he has now collaborated with: Mawe2, Lutan
Fyah, ,Singer Jah , Sizzla Tommy Gunn and Stacious

Freeky, is currently working on his sophomore album for Dreaded Sounds and
anticipate going to Jamaica to work with other artistes and producers.

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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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Beenie Man publicly addresses gay rights critics

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Beenie Man has publicly confirmed his stance regarding gay and lesbian critics who have continuously criticized him throughout his prestigious career.

In a video posted via the official YouTube page of Rototom Sunsplash, the self-professed King of Dancehall issued a statement regarding the flack he’s received from gay and lesbian rights groups while explaining his personal stance regarding those communities. Citing recent problems while trying to secure work, Beenie Man made it perfectly clear that he has no personal issues with homosexuals.

“Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one. I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race, regardless of which religious belief you have, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gays and lesbians,” he said.

According to Beenie Man, the growing tension between himself and the gay/lesbian community stems from songs he did dating back to the early 1990s, when he first became a household name.

“Do not fight against me for some songs I did 20 years ago,” he said.

“There is no one in this world is the same as they were 20 years ago, I know I am not. I was a kid and I come from Waterhouse, which is a small community. I never know what the world is like and what the world is all about. But now I know that people live in this world that live their life differently from my life. I still have to respect and love human beings.”

Beenie Man isn’t the first artiste this year to publicly address this issue as Reggae superstar, Sizzla Kalonji rubbished claims of promoting violence against homosexuals in his songs.

Beenie Man was one of several Jamaican artistes to sign the Reggae Compassionate Act in 2007, an agreement created to dissuade entertainers from using homophobic lyrics in their music.

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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 concert in Europe cancelled following gay rights protests

Internationally acclaimed Reggae singjay, Miguel Orlando Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla continues to get a hard time from gay rights groups who’ve long complained about his lyrics addressing homosexuality.

The prominent entertainer, who gave his first live performance since surviving a near-fatal motorcycle crash last summer, was due to appear at a stage show in Stockholm, Sweden on March 28. However, the event, due to take place at the Hornstull Strand has been cancelled after lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and supporters condemned Sizzla’s anti-gay lyrics; protesting his appearance on the show’s bill.

Gay rights groups in Canada and England previously made similar protests regarding Sizzla’s music, which contains lyrics strongly opposing homosexual lifestyles.

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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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Video:The Chant Interview #1: Sizzla On His Inspiration – by John Masouri

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Mp3:Sizzla – Love Alone – Kings Army Riddim

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Veteran Reggae producer, Philip ‘Fattis’ Burrell dies

Internationally renowned Reggae producer, Philip ‘Fattis’ Burrell has died.

The long-time CEO of Xterminator Records suffered complications from a stroke that occurred two weeks ago; slipping into a coma on Saturday morning before succumbing to the complications Saturday evening. Burrell spent the last two weeks at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) receiving treatment for his stroke.

Burrell’s condition deteriorated on Tuesday when doctors discovered a blood clot close to his lungs.

Family members of Burrell expressed their gratitude towards friends, fans, industry players and hospital staff who supported and cared for the producer during his ordeal; asking the public for prayers during their time of grief.

Burrell played an integral part in launching the careers of many Reggae superstars including Luciano, Pinchers and Sanchez as well as Sizzla, who he managed in recent years. Additionally, Burrell worked with other internationally-acclaimed Reggae acts such as Beres Hammond, Capleton, Gregory Isaacs, Cocoa Tea and Gentleman, amongst several others.

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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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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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Sizzla said to be conscious following bike crash

Internationally acclaimed Reggae artiste, Miguel Orlando Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla is reportedly conscious following a motor cycle crash involving the artiste in St. Ann last night.

At around 8:30pm Jamaican time, Sizzla was riding his friend’s bike along the Salem main road near Runaway Bay in the St. Ann; reportedly riding 95mph in a 55mph zone. Sizzla then lost control of the bike & collided with a bus near the popular Jerky’s restaurant in the area. The “Solid as a Rock” singer was reportedly not wearing his helmet whilst riding his motor cycle.

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I-Octane, Khago & Teflon put differences aside; share stage at Capleton’s show (St. Mary Mi Come From Review)

Prominent Dancehall-Reggae singjays, I-Octane, Khago & Teflon all put their differences aside, at least for one night as they shared the stage at Capleton’s annual “St. Mary Mi Come From” event early Saturday morning.

Capleton himself invited the three men on stage after 3am Jamaican time in an effort to promote continuity within the Reggae fraternity & quell what has been an intensifying feud involving the three men over recent months. The three men seemingly took Capleton’s message to heart & along with Capleton, Khago, Octane & Teflon performed a combination of their biggest hits such as “More Fire,” “That Day Will Come,” “Nah Sell Out Mi Fren Dem,” “Puff It,” “My Life,” & “No Rasta Ways,” amongst other songs.

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Captain Riddim Medley ft Sizzla, Jah Cure and More

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Sizzla sets up home in Zimbabwe


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The artiste- who has not been home to Jamaica since he pitched up at Mugabe’s birthday party at short notice is wanted in Kingston on weapons charges.

The 34 year old Jamaican, who has scored a number of hits and is generally popular among dancehall fans, reportedly received a large farm in Chegutu as part of his payment for playing at Mugabe’s bash and he intends to set it up as a youth development centre.

His continued presence raises questions about Zimbabwe’s commitment to background checks for issuing work permits. Sizzla’s is reported to have been pushed through in record time.

He says he intends to set up agro- industries for young people. Zimdaily paid a visit to Chegutu and discovered that locals are either ecstatic that Sizzla will be staying in the area or reluctant to talk about him as they fear reprisals since most of his work is being pushed straight from Mugabe’s office.

A few cautioned Sizzla about losing his air of superstardom once he settled in the dust of Mashonaland West.

There is old saying- Familiarity breeds contempt- and Sizzla should be aware of this. Once he gets settled here, he will become like Lubumbashi Stars or Real Sounds- just another refugee trying to make a living in small clubs and at State functions,said a farmer in Zvimba.

A small section of Chegutu residents feels Sizzla could have a negative effect on young people in the area.

This is a man who is wanted for gun crimes and he is coming to settle here. He says he wants to start things with young people.

Our youths have been used many times and he wants to be the latest user.

This will not end well, said a pastor with a Chegutu church.

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Sizzla Sets Ghana On Fire

THE nation’s capital was at the weekend rocked with loud vibration of music which blasted the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, venue for the much-hyped ‘Sizzla Kalonji Reggae Concert’ musical.

Thousands of adult youth, most of whom were students from almost all the tertiary institutions, thronged the mega concert venue to watch celebrity artistes that had teamed up with the Jamaica reggae star.

The event attracted a large crowd including, reggae fans and stakeholders in the reggae industry.

Jamaica reggae super star, Sizzla Kalonji, who was the main artiste for the show, rocked thousands of reggae lovers in Ghana to usher in Ghana’s 53rd independence celebration.

He entertained the crowd with some of his hit-songs, and song after song, the crowd could not help but dance their hearts out to show appreciation.

Sizzla, the Jamaican born reggae super star who is one of the most successful contemporary reggae artistes, set the entire stadium on fire with his stage craft and dancing skills.

Music fans, both the young and old, danced and sang along as he performed his favourite hit songs.

He also used the show to salute Ghanaian teachers for contributing to the development of education in the country and asked them to work harder for the nation’s progress.

Sizzla, born Mignel Orlando Collins, has already released 45 solo albums and over 15 combination albums, crossing into different genres of reggae. Twenty of his albums have also made it onto the Billboards’ Top Reggae Charts worldwide.

The show was organised by Lalibela Music Limited and Aduanaba Promotion Limited, with support from GTV, Radio Gold and Vibe Fm.

Some reggae artistes that participated in the concert included Chizzy Wailer, Black Prophet, Prickie Yhardhey, Combolo, Bandana and Vibration Kings.

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Sizzla to Play Ghana’s Birthday Party Days After Mugabe’s

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Days after Robert Mugabe’s birthday celebration, where Sizzla had to intercede to protect Zimbabweans from being brutally beaten by local police, sources in Ghana have announced that the Jamaican reggae star will also be the marquee name for the country’s upcoming celebration of its own birthday.

Unlike the ultimately violent Zimbabwe festivities, the Ghana shows won’t be state-sponsored, but rather organized by two local production firms, that also plan to book Cheesy Wailer, last year’s recipient of Ghana Music Award’s Best Reggae Artist of 2009.

The shows will go down March 5 and 6 (Ghana’s Independence Day) at the Ohene Gyan Sport Stadium in Accra and March 8 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumas.

He also released a promo video to announce his shows, which you can see after the jump.

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Sizzla comes to the rescue of fans

HARARE – Jamaican reggae star Sizzla Kalonji on Saturday came to the rescue of his Zimbabwean fans who were being bashed by riot police, soldiers and youths from the Border Gezi Youth training camps.

Sizzla, who was performing during the 21st February Movement gala, appeared on stage under heavy security from the security services who included the CIO.

Sizzla, whose real name is Miguel Orlando Collins, arrived in the country Thursday afternoon at the invitation of organizers of the extravagant event, organized to celebrate President Robert Mugabe’s 86th birthday.

Wild scenes greeted his appearance on stage at 2.15am.

Ecstatic fans broke a men barricade that was formed by the police to have a closer look at the reggae star on stage.

He was the star performer among a line up of local and foreign musicians.

The gala was also broadcast live on ZBC TV.

As he performed, he was surrounded by youths from the Border Gezi youth training camp, derisively known as Green Bombers, and a soldier.

CIO officials l dressed on suits were also on stage to boost security around him.

Suddenly, police started beating up the fans, apparently to control them, The commotion resulted in a brief stoppage of Sizzla’s performance. He pleaded with the police to stop the beatings.

“Please, security, take it easy,” said the musician. “Please stop beating up my fans. All the security please, climb up the stage.”

Agitated fans responded by throwing missiles at the police and were only restrained after the reggae artist appealed for calm.

“You know who brought me here?” asked the Jamaican artist, who did not even spend 30 minutes on stage, “It is President Mugabe. So you have got to be at your best behaviour. Set a good example. This is the 21st February movement. Please do not mess it up.”

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