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Dancehall is now porn – Squeeze

Veteran selector DJ Squeeze has come out swinging at the new crop of dancehall artistes for flooding the music industry with what he calls ‘porn-hall’ music. According to Squeeze, artistes should be able to employ witty techniques to tell stories about sex without blatant vulgarity on records. Squeeze, who was also a programme director on […]

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Facebook Hero demands apology – Marvin The Beast insists that no threat was made

Social media sensation Facebook Hero wants dancer Marvin The Beast to apologise on behalf of his brother for threats his sibling made to a member of Hero’s family. According to Facebook Hero, Marvin’s brother, who goes by the name Money Beast, threatened to kill his little sister, a threat he says he has taken very […]

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Etana goes independent after ending VP contract

Reggae artiste Etana is now an independent reggae artiste following her recent release from record label VP Records. The artiste, who has released four albums under the label, said she will not renew her contract because she wants ownership of her music. “My contract with VP ran its course and I decided not to renew […]

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Young MA

Young MA delights at BritJam

AMERICAN hip hop recording artiste Young MA delighted scores of patrons at BritJam’s All White party at Tropical Bliss in Montego Bay, St James, on Saturday. The 24-year-old Brooklyn native, who was performing in Jamaica for the first time, made her intention clear when she was introduced on stage shortly before midnight. “This is my […]

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Yanique

Curvy Diva gets sexier for music career

Although Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett announced that she will be making changes to her image as she takes on a career as a recording artiste, she said the public should not expect the well-sculpted media personality to shelve her sexiness. In fact, she intends to add to it. “Now I’m seen as a sex icon, […]

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Curvy Diva signs recording deal

Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett is planning to “make changes with her image” as she takes the plunge to become a recording artiste. She recently signed a recording deal with Good Good Production. “The Curvy Diva intends to make changes with her image as well and will be open and honest with her fans through her […]

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Vybz Kartel

Few new J’can albums make impression – New Kartel album debuts at 75

The iTunes Reggae Albums topmost tier changes very slowly and, when it does, it tends to go back to the accustomed pattern in very short order. New Jamaican sets tend not to enjoy the good fortune of reaching the chart’s upper echelons, so the recent releases are a bit far down the track. Inna de […]

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A strategy that works – Alkaline’s former manager admits to studying Kartel’s formula

Veteran musician and producer Dwayne Cahban has finally revealed that he and his team at Cahban Records strategically studied and copied Vybz Kartel’s artistry. Cahban, who plays with the Ruff Kutt band and was also a teacher at Alkaline’s former school, Ardenne High, revealed that he and his team studied Kartel’s formula with the intention […]

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Dancehall date ... ZJ Rush wants to take out Lisa Hanna

Dancehall date … ZJ Rush wants to take out Lisa Hanna

Popular selector-turned-recording artiste DJ Rush wants to take Lisa Hanna on an educational date. Hanna has been vocal on the negative messages that at times emanate from the dancehall genre. She even called for a discussion on whether songs by the incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel should be banned from the local airwaves. Rush challenged Hanna […]

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Wild happenings at Phucket Exotic Beach party

With scantily clad women and songs like ‘Naughty Girl’ by RDX blaring from the speaker boxes, you could tell this wasn’t a regular beach party. Patrons who wanted an exotic experience got that and more at Phucket Exotic Beach party held at the Grand Port Royal Hotel recently. The beach was transformed into an exotic […]

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