Vybz Kartel “Party” on the Good Good Productions Produced “Liquor Riddim” shot in Montego Bay Jamaica During Britjam.Video Directed & Edited By Sasha Bling
The announcement was made just as Popcaan left the island for a two-week tour of Europe that will be followed by a performance at Reggae Sumfest on July 16.
Chi Ching Ching, who is popular for his slangs, dance moves and songs, said he is pleased with this new partnership.
“Everybody know seh me and Popcaan par and we a born star. Popcaan say ‘Way up and Stay Up’ and me find the dance, and now the whole world a ‘Way up and stay up’. Right now, dah signing ya up wid seven ‘p’ and the world a go see Popcaan and Ching Ching and di whole OVO/Unruly army kick out fi 2015 and beyond,” he said.
Demonie Wilson added, “Popcaan and I were discussing the next moves in his career as an artiste and the next moves for Unruly Entertainment. We wanted an artiste that represented our label, who was loved by the streets and who people from all ages and diverse backgrounds could listen to. (We wanted someone) with a global appeal and approach to music, and we believe we made the best selection with Chi Ching Ching.”
Ching recently scored his biggest hit so far with Way Up, Stay Up. His collaboration with Popcaan, Nah Go Home, is currently enjoying good response. He will also release his debut EP that will feature songs like Kickout and Coob Dem Up.
In addition, Chi Ching Ching will perform on the Pepsi Refresh tour series and is looking forward to his performance at Reggae Sumfest on July 18.
… says photo claiming otherwise is fake
Curtis Campbell, STAR Writer
Dancehall enigma Alkaline says viral photos, which allegedly show him posing without an inked sclera (white of the eye) are fake.
The deejay broke on to the dancehall scene years ago claiming that he had tattooed the sclera of his eyes. He drew much attention due to his darkened eyes with some persons claiming at the time that the tattoo was not real.
Fast-forward to 2015, and a photo has surfaced on social media with Alkaline posing with a child. Unlike some of his more recent pictures, his eyes appear white.
But according to Kymona Bartley, Alkaline’s manager and sister, the new photos have been edited and they have the original photos.
Speaking on Alkaline’s behalf, Bartley told THE WEEKEND STAR that persons are always trying to hurt the artiste’s career.
“The photos are not authentic. Those photos were possibly taken a year or two ago. We went to an event and he took the photo with the promoter’s son. It was photoshopped and we have the original,” she said.
Bartley also sent THE WEEKEND STAR a copy of the same photo said to be the original. However, on this copy, appear to be black.
Since the release of the controversial photos, persons on social media have been celebrating what they claim to be the end of a desperate publicity stunt orchestrated by Alkaline to get attention.
“See a long time mi a tell idiot people sey it fake like him skin. Some a unno too gullible,” one person posted on Facebook.
Another posted, “Di bwoy smart and get unno fi a talk bout him … but at the same time dat eye thing is demonic. Read it up.”
Meanwhile, Alkaline is gearing up to release a new EP and will perform at several overseas events over the summer.
Production Company – Iconoclast
Director – Robyn Rihanna Fenty & MegaForce
Producer – Kathleen Heffernan & Ciarra Pardo
Line Producer – Bridgitte Pugh
Editor: Douglas Crise
“Easy to Love” Performed by Percy Faith. Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Composer : Denis Levaillant
Publisher : Cezame Music
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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Produced By: KonseQuence Muzik
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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.