Latty J – Same Pay (Single)
Vybz Kartel – A-Bay (Raw) – Kanambo Music
Vybz Kartel – 6 Missed Calls | September 2014
AUGUST 29, 2014 || The management of Dancehall artiste Aidonia would like to advise the public that he will not be appearing at a concert dubbed ‘Dancehall Sweets – 3 Year Anniversary’ slated for Friday, September 5th in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The artiste was forced to withdraw following a surfeit of mendacious activities by the alleged organizer(s).
Canadian pop band MAGIC! holds the top positions on Billboard’s Digital Reggae Singles chart, based on latest figures from SoundScan.
Their big hit, Rude, is still number one after several weeks. Let Your Hair Down occupies the number two position.
Rude has sold over 2.4 million copies, while Let Your Hair Down (which entered the chart eight weeks ago) has sold over 48,000 copies.
New York-based singjay Kranium and singer Jah Cure are the only Jamaicans with songs in the Top 50. Most of the songs by Jamaicans in the Top 100 were released over two years ago.
Kranium’s Nobody Has to Know was produced by Lamar Reynolds, another New York-based Jamaican. To date, it has sold over 17,835 copies and is number 32 on the chart. It is on Billboard’s Next Big Sound and Twitter Emerging Artistes charts.
Jah Cure is at number 45 with his cover of John Legend’s All of Me which has sold 1,029 copies. Chronixx is number 60 with Here Comes Trouble which has sold over 15,462 copies. Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin is number 74 with Differentology, which has sold over 32,000 copies.
Dancehall artiste Macka Diamond and selector Tony Matterhorn are at loggerheads following a heated exchange on social media earlier this week.
The developing argument followed comments made by Matterhorn on the popular social network site Instagram on Tuesday on his After Dark programme. The selector began discussing intimate relationships between older women and young guys when he made mention of Macka Diamond.
In discussing the sexual agility of older women, Matterhorn said that women of a certain age should not be intimately involved with men considerably younger than them before specifically calling out the Dye Dye singer.
“Now I don’t know why this discussion have women inna dem early 30s a talk bout dem nah go deh wid nuh young boy, I’m talking women inna dem 50s like Macka Diamond,” he said.
The comments did not go down well with Macka Diamond, who took to her own Instagram page in retaliation. “Yea Matterhorn a wah? You have a problem wid di woman dem weh a fk young boy a wah. We nah dun di whole a di young boy dem innu, di whole a dem out deh fi you same way.”
Upon seeing the deejay’s response, Matterhorn insisted that he was only joking calling her his ‘home girl’, proclaiming her to be one of the best female entertainers in the industry.
Efforts to speak to Mattheron proved futile yesterday, but when THE WEEKEND STAR contacted Macka Diamond, she was adamant that the selector was not just making fun. “Him WhatsApp mi and say a joke, but that was after the damage was done,” she said. “I was already angry because him call mi name directly, if him did just mention the song, mi wouldn’t have a problem, but him call mi name.”
On his After Dark programme on Wednesday, Matterhorn continued to make reference to the entertainer calling her a green lizard while making claims she was seeking a ‘hype’ from his name.
Macka diamond insisted however, that she doesn’t need to use an argument with the selector to stay relevant as she still has one of the biggest songs in Jamaica. “Him have a problem. Him look argument wid everybody, so clearly a him a look a hype, him love attention,” she said, adding that she would put an end to the argument if he leaves her alone. “Mi feisty too, so mi just want him leave me alone. If him do that, den everything good.”
New York, New York (August 29, 2014). Earlier this week, the music industry heard a buzz about dancehall diva Ce’Cile releasing her upcoming album titled, “STILL RUNNING.” Known to many as Ce’Cile, this Jamaican diva has consistently been dubbed as the woman most likely to join dancehall’s men in the mainstream. Style with grace, intelligence, creativity and flair for controversy are all key components for a diva. Add a bit of sexiness, along with a large measure of talent and you’ve just defined the allure of Ce’Cile – dancehall’s ‘Bad Gyal’.
Known for hits “Give It To Me”, “Can You Do Di Wuk” feat Sean Paul, “Hot Like We” and “When Your Gone”, Ce’Cile is already armed with a plethora of singles and albums released in Japan, Europe and North America. “STILL RUNNING” is said to be the album, showcasing the versatility of Ce’Cile. The first single, which is titled ‘Turn it Up,’ was produced by Vinny Venditto, who has worked with Eminem, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz, just to name a few, is currently receiving rave reviews.
Ce’Cile premiered the single ‘Turn it Up’ last week Friday on Hot93.7 (WZMX) with radio personality Nikki Z and social media was buzzing with great feedback about the single.
“This is a strong single, with the right push I can hear this being played on mainstream radio” says DJ Buck, Hot93.7 program director.
The upcoming album is set to be released on October 14th 2014.
“I have elected to release a new album, which ventures into some new musical genres for me…specifically; pop EDM, R&B, and Hip-Hop and I wanted to share that musical experience with my fans. This musical experience cannot be shared with just one single, but can be appreciated in a body of work contained in one full studio album. Of course, there are reggae, dancehall and soca tracks on the album for my existing fan base. This album reflects the ‘new Ce’Cile’ enjoy the musical experience” says Cecile.
In a time where we constantly hear the phrase ‘albums are not selling’ Ce’Cile has not made that deter her from her innovative and self driven characteristic so many has known her for. The ‘Bad Gyal’ has always kept the tongues wagging while staying one step ahead of the masses since first breaking into the dancehall scene.
For Ce’Cile, being a touring artist it has always been a necessity for her to have albums to support her tours therefore “STILL RUNNING” was evident. Yet, the creative direction Ce’Cile chose to take with “STILL RUNNING” you will be amazed. Listeners can hear the depth and substance of Ce’Cile’s lyrics and the unique style of rhythms she sings on, yet still maintaining ‘Bad Gyal’ Ce’Cile. “STILL RUNNING” embodies 16 tracks of the ‘real deal’ Ce’Cile showcasing her musical experience and versatility.
Christopher Martin – Look On My Face (Official Video) prod. by Silly Walks Discotheque
Romain Virgo – Encore © 2014
Produced by DigitalVibez Ent
Music video by Tarrus Riley performing Burning Desire. © 2014