The duo was reportedly at odds two years ago. This time, Quick Cook is urging Popcaan to stop disrespecting his fans.
According to Quick Cook, his fans in Costa Rico sent him an audio recording of the ‘Unruly Boss’ disrespecting him.
“Mi go Costa Rica week before last and him go the weekend that just passed. Some of my fans saw him and said ‘Can we get a picture quick, quick, quick’ and him tell dem say fi stop call Quick Cook name cuz mi a fish. Him a tell dem say mi name ‘Fish Cook’,” an angry Quick Cook told THE STAR.
He said he is surprised at the utterance, since he had recently seen Popcaan at an event.
“Mi nuh know wha dat fah. Mi see him wha day and him never try diss me but mi realise say when him go Caribbean countries him try style me all the time. Him sing the song and a say ‘hear mi nuh fish cook’. Him come back wid the same ting. Mi fans dem very upset by this,” he said.
He added that Popcaan was trying to tarnish his reputation because his career was now taking off. Quick Cook also took to Instagram to post several photos of Popcaan, labelling him as ‘frock caan’.
“Mi ting a shot to the sky and him a try mash it up. A nuh di first time people a come to me and tell mi say Popcaan still a try style me, but a one ting mi a tell Popcaan, do music and leave Quick Cook name alone. If you nuh have nutten good fi say, leave it alone.”
Several efforts to get a comment from Popcaan proved futile.
In the meantime, Quick Cook is currently working with several top local producers including ZJ Liquid, Markus Myrie and Justus Arison. He has also introduced a new slang called ‘bread’, which he says has been catching on in the streets.
Beenie Man’s 22-year-old daughter, Desha Davis, has joined the Ding Dong-led dance crew Ravers Clavers. According to the now first lady of the popular dance crew, becoming a member of the music industry was inevitable.
The dancer, who was introduced as a Ravers Clavers crew member for the first time at the recently concluded Marco Polo anniversary, told The STAR: “Dancing has been in my blood since I was a baby. I came into one of my father’s videos for the song Girl’s Prayer when I was younger, so I came up dancing. I have known Ding Dong for a while now because he and my father have been good friends, so the link came from my dad.”
Davis also said Ravers Clavers was like her extended family.
“I have been with them a few months and it has been good. I am enjoying it, and the experience is overwhelming. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for a better dance friend. Ding Dong is my friend and brother. It’s just one family and one link. People can expect neat dances from me along with everything else that Jamaican dancing is supposed to offer,” she said.
Ding Dong, who the made the announcement during his performance at Marco Polo, described Davis as a good dancer and said her presence would add another dimension to the dance crew.
Ravers Clavers are currently riding high with the local popularity of the dance single Syvah. Other dance songs like Kreech by Bling Dawg and Moggla by Voicemail and Flippa Moggla are also popular in the dancehall.
Music video by Jah Cure performing The Life We Live.
DANCEHALL entertainer Macka Diamond on Friday escaped serious injury following a three-vehicle crash on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine.
Details as to what caused the incident are not clear but the female entertainer, whose real name is Charmaine Munroe, was able to drive away from the scene in her damaged white Honda Civic motor car.
Her publicist, Claude Mills said the artiste escaped without injury but visited the doctor out of precaution.
“The artiste is well and in high spirits,” he said.
As to what caused the crash, Mills said Macka believes there could be more to the incident than meets the eye.
“She is not dismissing the notion that there may be unknown spirits working against her but she is determined to stay strong as God is on her side,” he told the Jamaica Observer.
The incident comes just weeks before the anniversary of last October’s crash on the French Caribbean island of Martinique in which the entertainer and her personal assistant sustained minor injuries.
She was said to have injured her left shoulder while her assistant injured her neck and foot.
The two were driving to the airport in the Martiniquan capital of Fort-de-France when the accident occurred. They were treated at the hospital.
IT’S been some time since Mavado has had a hit song in the United States… five years to be exact.
The self-proclaimed ‘gully god’ is eyeing a return to the Billboard charts, and he’s getting some help from a rap legend.
This week, the dancehall artiste spoke with Splash from his base in South Florida about Hustler, a song he recently did with LL Cool J. Mavado said the link came through Grammy-winning producer Jerry ‘Wonder’ Duplessis.
“I was told that LL was in town (New York City) and that he was interested in doing a collaboration with me, so we met up and went in the studios and began recording,” he said.
Hustler was recorded in the Big Apple and produced by Duplessis. The song was released in late July.
A video for the track was shot in sections of Flatbush and Queens, New York.
Mavado has been working the pop circuit since inking a record deal with DJ Khaled’s We The Best rap label. Other collaborations include Emergency featuring rapper Ace Hood and Survivor with singer Akon.
Though he has remained consistent on the dancehall scene, he has not entered the Billboard charts since 2009 when I’m so Special made the R&B list.
Mavado first made that chart in 2006 with Wha Dem a Do. Getting a hit in the US, he says, is important.
“This is where the bigger and larger music market is. If I can break the ice in the United States it would be a huge step for my career,” he said.
Mavado (real name David Constantine Brooks) has been chastised by critics for what they believe are violent lyrics. In his defence, he said those songs addressed situations he was exposed to growing up in Kingston’s gritty Cassava Piece community.
“I sing about the streets because that’s where I came from. I have been there and I see all the positive and negatives that it entails,” he explained. “It’s not about me jus’ singing ’bout violence as a means of getting airplay, it’s about my encounters.”
Some of those encounters were with his arch-rival, deejay Vybz Kartel, who is currently serving a life sentence for murder.
Their Gully/Gaza conflict got national attention six years ago with the police high command stepping in to calm their feuding supporers.
Mavado said he has reached out to Kartel since he was sentenced in April.
“It’s about growth, we have build two musical column in the industry that can never be destroyed and it doesn’t matter where each of us are and the circumstances that we are faced with,” he stated.
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With the month of October regarded internationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month reggae recording artists Ras Slick and I Octane is slated to perform on Sunday Oct 12th at the “I Think Pink 365″ Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser in Washington DC.
The event which is organized by Crystal Clear Entertainment is dedicated to both survivors and those who have passed from the disease which is said to affect 1 in 8 women in the US.
Ras Slick who is based in the District of Maryland and Virginia lauded the organizers for what he explained is more than a worth cause. “I fully endorse this event, Breast Cancer is the most common form of Cancer and as artists its our responsibility to not only entertain our fans but also help to keep them informed so I’m encouraging everyone to come out”.
Tickets for the Fundraiser Concert are only $25 with music by Prince Royal, Ricky Platinum, Sonic 71, DJ Sniper alongside DJ Danny Fyah.
JAMAICAN disc jockey ZJ Wah Wa plans to change his plea to guilty when he returns to Federal District Court in North Dakota on September 25.
ZJ Wah Wa, whose given name is Deon-ville O’Hara, is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. He pleaded “not guilty on all charges” when he first appeared in court in June.
“We entered into a written plea agreement with Mr O’Hara. It was filed September 10 in Bismarck (capital of North Dakota). This means he would waive his right to a jury trial and plead guilty,” Clare Hocchalter, federal prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney, told the Jamaica Observer.
Hocchalter said four other persons connected with the case pleaded guilty at their court hearing this week. They are Americans Mikael Gillette, 24; Charles Bauder, 54; Shannon O’Connor, 30; and James Simpson, 72.
Wah Wa is one of 26 people (16 Jamaicans) arrested as part of the ring. He is detained at the Heart of America Dentention Centre in Rugby, North Dakota.
His federal-appointed attorney, Steve Mottinger, confirmed the development.
“He has expressed an interest to plead guilty and this has been filed,” was all Mottinger was willing to say.
Wah Wa, 24, was employed to radio station Zip 103 FM. He was arrested by American law enforcement during a visit to Florida in May. Allegations are he assisted in running a lottery scam in Jamaica that induced American citizens to send millions of dollars for ‘lottery winnings’. The disc jock is said to have acted as a courier to transport monies from the United States to Jamaica.
He was stopped by Jamaican customs officials at the Sangster International Airport with US$105,000 alleged to be proceeds of the scam. If convicted, ZJ Wah Wa faces a maximum 30-year imprisonment per count, a possible fine, mandatory restitution, and possible forfeiture of property.
At least 10 people over age 55 were allegedly duped. The Associated Press reported that one of the victims is an 83-year-old North Dakota woman who sent seven cheques amounting to US$158,000 after being promised US$19 million in winnings, and a South Dakota man who sent a US$14,000-cheque after being promised US$3.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz.