Rumour has it that Dancehall Artiste Alkaline has removed what appaered to be contact lenses from his eyes.
According to a recent picture which has been floating across the internet, the Deejay who admitted to tatooing his eyeballs in a number of interviews in the past, is seen sporting his ‘natural eye colour’.
However, its not clear whether the picture is recent or altered.
DANCEHALL artistes Beenie Man and Popcaan are featured on the remix of British duo Krept and Konan’s Freak of the Week single.
The track — which also features American R&B singer Jeremih — was produced by California-based DJ Mustard.
Released last weekend in the United Kingdom, Freak of the Week samples Jamaican producer Jeremy Harding’s 1997 Playground riddim.
Harding gave the remix thumbs up.
“The remix sounds good. One of dancehall’s current titans [Popcaan] with one of dancehall’s legends. Beenie Man killed it,” Harding told Jamaica Observer yesterday.
The Playground riddim sampled a loop from Section, a song by neo-soul band The Roots.
The South London duo Krept and Konan comprises Casyo ‘Krept’ Johnson and Karl ‘Konan’ Wilson, son of Jamaican ska/rock steady/reggae singer Delroy Wilson.
A week ago the duo signed with Def Jam Recordings in the United States. Prior to that, they were on the Virgin EMI Records roster.
In 2013 the duo won Best UK Newcomer at the MOBO Awards and took Best International Act UK award at the BET Awards. Earlier this year they won the Best Newcomer title at the 2015 MTV Brand New Awards in the UK.
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Reggae Sumfest headliner Rick Ross has been released after spending 7 days in jail.
The American rapper, who is expected to perform on Night 1 at the greatest reggae show on earth on July 17, was released once he paid a $2 million bond at a hearing in Fayette County, GA.
Rick Ross was arrested last Wednesday for kidnapping and aggravated assault.
According to reports, the victim claims the rapper pistol-whipped him, injuring his jaw and neck and chipping two teeth, and that the injuries were so bad, he’s been forced to go on a liquid diet.
The 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest will be held on July 12 – 18 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
After his car was shot at while leaving an event in the Riverton community on Sunday night, dancehall artiste Radijah says he is lucky to have escaped the attack with his life.
Speaking with THE STAR yesterday, Radijah explained that he is still surprised by the incident as he has no beef with anyone.
“I don’t have any issues with anybody. I used to work with a label from there and we don’t work no more, but as far as I know, we don’t have any beef. I was at a party and I was getting ready to leave for a next one. As I stopped at an intersection to let through a car, I saw a masked man approaching the car digging for his waist,” he said, adding that he reported the matter to the police.
“As I tried to speed off, the car stalled because it is a standard, and the man started to open fire on the car. I had to run off and then he started to fire shots at me. When I reached the main road, leaving my car behind, I begged the people driving past to carry me, but nobody did for a while. So I stood in hiding until somebody finally decided to take the chance and carry me to Three Miles. Then I headed to the police station,” he said.
An officer at the Hunts Bay Police Station confirmed receiving the report and added that the shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m.
Radijah, who hails from Spanish Town but resided in Riverton, Kingston for a short while, said he believes the resurgence of his music career is becoming an issue for his musical rivals.
“Nobody wanted to do me anything when my career went under the radar after the Walk Like a Dog single. I went overseas and got a record deal and come back a try my best to feed my family and something positive with my life and a this happen. So to me, this must be bad-mind-related,” he said.
Radijah recently signed a lucrative record deal with overseas-based record label Rags to Riches Records. He is currently promoting a new dance single called Thot Whine.
Track featured among best songs for 2015
CURTIS CAMPBELL, STAR Writer
Esteemed chart magazine Billboard.com has named Popcaan’s collaboration with rappers Jamie XX and Young Thug as one of the best songs for 2015, out of a list of 10 songs.
The single titled, Good Times, was recently released and is featured on Jamie XX’s independently produced album, In Colour, and sits at number 116 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
The song is yet to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the effort charted at number one on the Viral Global Spotify Chart.
Other 2015 songs that made the cut for Billboard’s best songs of 2015 include Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Sunday Candy, Florence and The Machine’s Ship To Wreck, The Weekend’s Can’t Feel My Face, Tame Impala’s Let It Happen, Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s FourFive Seconds, Years & Years’ King, Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber Where Are Ü Now, Kacey Musgraves’ Biscuits and Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen.
Meanwhile, the success of Good Times has also drawn renewed attention to Popcaan’s 2014 album Where We Come From. The album, which had not seen Billboard Reggae top 10 success since early 2015, quickly rose to number two last week ahead of Protoje, Etana and other reggae acts. However, Where We Come From fell six places this week and now sits at Number eight on the chart. The album is now spending its 18th week on the chart.
Popcaan last tasted real Billboard success in 2012 with the single Only Man She Want that debuted at number 89 on the R&B/HipHop Billboard charts. In 2014, Billboard.com also called Popcaan ‘Dancehall’s New King’ and raised questions about whether or not he would eventually become Jamaica’s next crossover superstar.
A man died yesterday after another man used a 25-pound gas cylinder to hit him in the head.
Reports are that 27 year old Cedric Maxwell was standing on the roadway in White Lane, Olympic Gardens, St Andrew, with a relative when they were approached by two men.
A dispute reportedly developed and one of the men used the cylinder to hit Maxwell before fleeing. There are no reports of his relative being injured. Maxwell was pronounced dead at hospital.
The incident comes following a bizarre social media trend where people are uploading pictures showing especially women and some men all dressed up at a party sporting a gas cylinder on their shoulders.
Music News investigations reveal that the trend may have started with a Cookout! dubbed “What Yuh Know Bout Pressure” with bring your cylinder as the admission.
The name of the party is taken from Vybz Kartel’s latest song Pressure. Some members of the entertainment fraternity have started re-posting the photos on some social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Dancehall entertainer Gage recently released his latest collaboration with an international act.
The Throat deejay teamed with Barbados/UK-based female singing sensation DeeVine on the track Missing You.
Produced by Frassout Records and WMG Lab, both artistes are adamant that it’s one to look out for. “The song is already doing well, especially overseas, because I’ve been getting a lot of calls about it. It’s just another hit song that my fans and dancehall fans in general are just really gravitating to,” said Gage.
DeeVine is equally optimistic about the song and its impact thus far. “It was really good working with Gage on this song, and it’s great to see that people are loving it. We put quality work in the creative process, so the end result is pure fire,” she said.
Both entertainers shared that they are anticipating a busy summer with upcoming song releases and performances.
Gage added that his recently concluded UK tour was a huge success, with each show being sold out.
Bounty Killer’s brother Wayne Price was charged with larceny and fined $6000EC which is approximately $260,000JA when he appeared in a St Kitts court earlier today.
Price was arrested at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday after he was caught on surveillance camera allegedly stealing a customer service representative’s cellphone.
Wayne Price appeared before the Basseterre Magistrate Court around 9 this morning. A rep for the court tells Music News that Bounty Killer’s brother was charged with larceny and fined $6,000EC of which $3,000 will be awarded to the court and the other $3000 will serve as compensation to the woman whose phone was stolen.
Wayne Price was a part of Bounty Killer’s entourage. The dancehall deejay performed on the St Kitts Music Festival in Warner Park, on Friday night.
Music News understands that Wayne Price will remain jailed in St. Skitts until the $260,000JA have been paid.
Efforts to get a comment from Bounty Killer proved futile.
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