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Dancehall’s superstar, Aidonia, is back in the island from a successful tour of Europe. The artiste left the island at the end of February and toured multiple cities in Europe.
The deejay was also introduced to new markets where he was surprised at the enormous love and support from crowd response.
“Non-stop singing, it was like a choir. They knew all the songs. It goes to show my music is definitely breaking barriers. Give thanks for the love,” said Aidonia.
Among the performances, Aidonia said, Portugal, Holland, Rotterdam and Paris were most memorable.
Aidonia leaves the island this weekend to headline Barbados Reggae Festival for the second year. Last year, the top-flight deejay headlined the festival, which brought out more than 20,000 patrons.
“Barbados is definitely one of my favourite places in the Caribbean to perform. My fan base is very huge over there, and they definitely know how to party and full-joy themselves. Last year was a blast. The ladies guh hard on ma set. I had to invite some of them on stage and the thugs dem blaze whole heap a fire in the crowd. Can’t wait to see my Bajan fans on the 21st at Bourbon Beach,” said Aidonia.
After last year’s staging of the Barbados Reggae Festival, Aidonia made the front page of Heat, a Barbados newspaper, with the headline, ‘Aidonia Rocks Barbados’.
Aidonia also shot a video for chart-topping single, Brukki, produced by Stephen ‘DiGenius’ Mcgregor, in Barbados last year.
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Red hot dancehall artiste Alkaline has been riding a musical wave of success in recent times. The rhyme master who has taken over FM radio and the dancehall with his catchy hooks and melodies, recently returned to the island after a commanding performance in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
In a release to the media, Alkaline spoke about the performance, his upcoming tour and latest musical projects.
‘It was a great turnout at the show in St Lucia. I’m very happy with the response that I received from the crowd’, said Alkaline.
His 45 minute set was riddled with chart topping hits including Things Mi Love, 1,2,3, Touch You, Gal Bruck Out, Ready, Move Mountains, High So, More than a Friend, Gone Away, and Obeah among others.
The artiste is satisfied with his stint in the Caribbean isle and has promised fans in other Caribbean territories that he will be in their area soon.
Alkaline has been riding a musical tear with a slate of new releases for various producers including Not Nice Productions, ZJ Liquid’s H2o Productions, and Sounique Records.
Some of his latest singles include Move Mountains, A Wah Gwaan, Touch You, On and On and Weh We ago Do.
In addition, there’s also an upcoming release and video for a remix called Press Play by Rkade which features Alkaline, Sean Paul and Beenie Man.
‘My career has evolved tremendously right now definitely getting a lot of airplay gained a lot of new fans around the world. I’ve also become a target for artistes who want to get a quick buss by aiming diss tracks at me hoping that I will answer. Its overall a good feeling and I’m accepting the good and the bad with opened arms and there’s a lot more to come’, said Alkaline.
The artiste says his career has experienced an upswing since he changed management.
‘Since I began working with a new management team things are now finally moving in the direction that I want. I am now being managed by Real Life Productions which is owned by Kimona Bartley and Kereena Beckford’ he noted.
Alkaline post a photo of himself on twitter referring to himself as a “Sabbatic Goat” which sometimes considered as Baphomet.
Baphomet has been connected with Satanism, primarily due to the adoption of it as a symbol by the Church of Satan.
Alkaline burn down london on 12 april 2014
14,326 people came out to see Alkaline for the first time.
90% was female age 18 to 40
John F. Kennedy International Airport
A wily reggae music executive — wanted for a 2002 murder in Maryland — was busted by federal marshals at JFK Airport late Sunday night after he crafted a new identity and eluded law enforcement for more than a decade, The Post has learned.
Kevin Reynolds was wanted for the the shooting death of Winston King in front of his screaming 11-year-old daughter in Silver Spring but managed to vanish into the shadows for the past 12 years, sources said.
Reynolds allegedly changed his identity to become “Dennis Graham” and soon climbed the ranks at popular reggae and dancehall music label 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution that lists offices on Madison Avenue as well as in Jamaica, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Despite his wanted status, Reynolds obtained new paperwork and passports and settled in Canarsie, Brooklyn while helping run the music company.
Sources said he even managed to fly freely from New York to Jamaica and back without detection until he was finally busted this weekend while waiting to board a flight to Kingston.
He was nabbed by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and NYPD detectives, sources told The Post.
Along with another man, Reynolds allegedly approached King and his daughter in a parking lot outside their Maryland apartment complex in November 2002, sources said. The men knew each other.
Reynolds allegedly dragged King away while his accomplice put his hand over his daughter’s mouth. She later heard gunshots and saw the men speed off, according to sources.
The child saw her father stagger and eventually collapse but told cops she recognized Reynolds before he bolted, sources said.
Twelve years later, Reynolds is expected to be extradited to Maryland to face murder charges.
Motor vehicles belonging to singers Jah Cure and Chris Martin were seized by police as part of a major crackdown by MOCA and the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) of the Ministry of Finance.
Reports are that the high-end motor vehicles which include a Range Rover and BMW X-5 are believed to be illegally imported.
Chris Martin’s manager Lydon Kingy Letman tells Music News that the entertainer saw a vehicle on a registered car lot and made a purchased. Kingy further explains that their lawyers are looking into the matter.
When Music News contacted Jah Cure’s manager Robert Livingston for a comment he was locked in a meeting.
Meanwhile, the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) tells Music News that they were unable to comment on the matter but will be issuing a press release in short-order.
Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption agency (MOCA) also refused to release the identities of the persons whose vehicles were seized.
Nonetheless, Irie FM Music News source has confirmed that the son of a politician is said to be in the mix.
Source: Irie FM
Local sources have reported that the family of incarcerated dancehall artiste Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer say they are now in fear for their lives following yesterday’s revelation by the police that the convicted artiste gave the cops the whereabouts of several St Catherine wanted men and additional information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms.
According to a police source, the information provided by Kartel before he was arrested was an attempt to ensure his freedom or to obtain a reduced sentence.
Reports are that it was also revealed that the artiste was an influential member of the much-feared Spanish Town gang, Klansman, and that the gang carried out murders for the artiste.
Following this report, it is said that yesterday, Kartel’s family said they were very upset about the report, saying the information was news to them and that it had put their lives in danger.
According to reports, Maureen Nelson, sister of the incarcerated artiste said they are in fear for their lives and that they were not sure about how the public had taken the news, but that the family was concerned that their relative would be branded an informer.
She continued by saying, “everybody is now crying. We thought that when he got sentenced to life in prison it would be over. But that is not the end, it is the beginning.”
Nelson said the media needed to be mindful of what it reports and whether or not the information is credible and how it will affect the family.
Reports are that Kartel’s mother, Teresa Palmer, expressed anger at the police and Police Commissioner Owen Ellington for stating last week that her son was the leader of a gang that was responsible for more than 100 murders.
Vybz Kartel, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were convicted on April 3 for the August 16, 2011 beating death of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams over the disappearance of two illegal guns. Accused Shane Williams was acquitted at the end of the five-month-long trial.
A story published on the front page of the Observer yesterday about Vybz Kartel being a police informant is having some ripple effects.
According to new reports, two journalists employed by the Observer have been getting death threats since the story went viral.
Nationwide News Network reporter/producer Abka Fitz-Henley and Jamaica Observer Crime/Court Desk Editor Karyl Walker says they received several phone calls from thugs threatening to kill them over the story.
The Director of Public Prosecution and several other persons involved in the trial have also reported that they are getting death threats from thugs aligned to the self-proclaim Worl’Boss.
Reps for Vybz Kartel sent Urban Islandz a statement from the embattled deejay condemning the death threats.
Vybz Kartel full statement:
It was brought to my attention this morning by a member of my legal team that a number of persons including journalists have reported receiving threats from persons purportedly acting on my behalf.
During my sentencing hearing my Attorney Tom Tavares-Finson indicated to the court that I hold no ill-will to any of the persons involved in my trial neither the Police, Prosecutors, Executives from Digicel and certainly not any member of the Media who covered my trial in a manner which exposed the weaknesses in the Prosecution’s case for all the world to see.
I reiterate the position “I hold no ill-well [sic] to anyone who was involved in my trial” and I put my faith in the judicial system and the appeal process on which we have now embarked.
I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone, to stop it.
Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the Police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal.
In the meantime I thank my family, friends and fans who continue to support and have faith in me.
Signed: Adidja Palmer