Tommy Lee Sparta – Outlaw (Alkaline & Gage Diss) July 2014
The entertainment community was once again thrown into a state of disarray after news broke that another entertainer had been killed. According to preliminary information gathered, upcoming dancehall artiste Propally was killed in the wee hours of Friday morning.
The artiste, whose given name is Samora Grey, was struck by an oncoming motorcycle. He succumbed to his injuries soon after.
Propally’s death comes as a shock to many, especially True Gift Entertainment (TGE) who was on the verge of inking a management deal with the burgeoning star.
Dancehall superstar and president of TGE, Demarco, currently in the United States, says he is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of such a promising and affable entertainer.
“Today is a very sad day for the Jamaican music industry and TGE, as we bemoan the loss of another talented soldier who met his demise in such a tragic manner. It hurts to the core; we recently started working with him and were only days away from signing Propally as an official member to the camp. No one knows what tomorrow brings and, therefore, the Almighty knows best. We would like to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends in this their time of grief,” a statement from the camp read.
Despite not achieving his big break, Propally was no stranger to the entertainment scene and has performed at several notable events including Champions In Action, Camp Fire, and Brit Jam.
The young deejay has worked with industry players such as Marlon Samuels, ZJ Sparks, ZJ Dymond, Frenz For Real Production, Armzhouse Records, Jay Crazie Records. He is best known for his collaborative efforts Concrete Jungle with Jah Vinci and Deh Pon Mi Way featuring Demarco.
Much outrage has been coming from fans and associates of Vybz Kartel following the use of one of his songs as the soundtrack for a video showing crossing-dressing and homosexual men in New Kingston.
The four-minute long video surfaced on YouTube on Monday with Kartel’s Beautiful Girl being used as the soundtrack. It showed men dressed as woman modelling dancing and parading along Trafalgar Road in New Kingston and the gully close by. The video was posted by Noisey.com that also did the Snoop Dogg Reincarnated documentary, as well as other documentaries with dancehall artistes like Popcaan, Vawnessa Bling and Konshens.
Since hearing about the video, So Unique producer Elvis Redwood said he is appalled by the actions of Noisey, which is the music channel for a magazine called VICE.
“We disapprove of this. We distance ourselves from it. They didn’t ask for clearance and we have nothing to do with it,” said Redwood, who says he is the man in charge of Adijaheim Records and Short Boss Records.
“We are just disappointed that they used the artiste’s song in a video like that without approval. We are against homosexuality and it is illegal in Jamaica.”
In the video description, Noisey acknowledged that they did not get approval from Vybz Kartel, however, it said, “Kartel was unable to sign off on this video as an official promo, but we licensed the song and are putting it out there to show people a rarely seen side of one of our favourite places in the world.”
They also offered more explanation in the description.
The Gully Queens of New Kingston documentary
“While making a documentary on The Gully Queens of New Kingston, a growing community of gay and transgender youth living in the Jamaican capital’s storm drain system on Trafalgar Road, we met people that had been driven below the depths of the city by desperation. This unique community has found solace in the lyrics of street life and struggle of the recently incarcerated singer Vybz Kartel, a national hero of sorts and considered ‘The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto’ by many,” it said.
But that did not stop fans of Vybz Kartel from voicing their anger.
“There is no way Vybz Kartel would approve of this video. Not saying I agree with his views but it’s nonsensical to pair these visuals with his music,” one viewer said.
Another viewer added, “Kartel would not want this done to his music!!!! This is a big insult to him!”
As the comments flowed, another of the 313 comments that were generated in little over 24 hours said, “This is an insult to Vybz Kartel legacy. Noisey I don’t know if y’all know but Kartel don’t promote homosexuals at all. Dancehall don’t promote homosexuals at all. Keep that in your own circles, don’t try to contaminate dancehall with this.”
“Now you are trying to bring man down when he already down!!! This video will bring out the worst out of Kartel, that is not what he promotes and never has!!!! Stop using BIG artist name on a SMALL concept video to make it popular,” another viewer said.
D’Angel – Tie Man © 2014
Produced by UIM Records
Amidst allegations that she was in a physical altercation with her ex-fiancé Foota Hype recently, singer Ishawna says they were merely involved in an argument.
It was being rumoured that the singer and her selector ex-fiancé were involved in a fight after her performance at Chug It in Portmore last week.
However, Ishawna has cleared the air, stating that there was no physical fight between them.
“We were not fighting, we had an argument,” she said.
“The whole Downsound was there, it was just a verbal altercation between me and him.”
She, however, did not disclose what the argument was about.
This incident comes just months after she announced that she had parted ways with Foota Hype despite being together for almost a decade and being parents of a son.
“It’s done, I am just doing me. We have to deal with each other regardless ’cause we work together. There is no bad vibe or anything, but because of personal issues, we call it quits. Sometimes, that’s just how it is in life, nobody knows the answer,” she told THE STAR in an interview in March.
But the split came as quite the surprise to many, as there was much fanfare around their engagement in April last year.
She also said she didn’t expect there to be any awkwardness between them as it relates to raising their son. And she did not expect it to affect their working relationship.
“We still have to work together because we are still signed to Downsound Records. No animosity or anything … we had such a public relationship, so we have to let the people know that we are no longer attached in that way. I am not gonna say I hate him ’cause I don’t. It’s not working right now, and I just want to focus on my career,” she said in the March interview.
Meanwhile, Ishawna has been gaining much traction in the entertainment industry since releasing the music video for Need Love.
Nicki Minaj addressed critics of her bootylicious cover art for Anaconda with pics of other women’s butts.
Posting pics of supermodels showing their backsides– including the recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover of Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge– the 31-year-old rapper captioned their butt shots with: “Acceptable.”
She captioned her cover art with: “Unacceptable.”
Source: ET Online
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Scammers, using sophisticated techniques have cloned the voice of well-known media personality Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton, and are fleecing money from unsuspecting customers of telecom giants Digicel, of which Hylton is a brand ambassador.
THE STAR understands that in at least one instance, as a result of the ongoing scam, a victim was tricked out of US$485 or its Jamaican equivalent $54,320, all of which was sent over to an individual who reportedly used the name Denise Williams.
A relative of the victim told THE STAR, “last week Thursday dem call her saying this is Miss Kitty and used her popular shout ‘lalalalalalala’ saying that she was a winner in Digicel summertime promotion “They asked her to call back to confirm her winning number, when she did they asked her to hold a moment to transfer the call.”
The relative continued, “My understanding is that when the call was transferred, someone purporting to be Miss Kitty came on the line and confirmed the winning, and said the prize was a trip to America and $400,000 cash, adding that four persons could accompany her on the trip.”
When quizzed by THE STAR if the victim had entered any contest, the relative was quick to state, “She never knowingly entered any contest, but a Digicel and sometime when you add credit you are automatically entered in a contest and she knew of some type of promotion going on.”
Our news team gathered that the victim was also informed that a family member who resides overseas would have to make contact with the competition’s organisers to establish that they would receive the group on arrival in the United States. THE STAR was told that contact was made with a family member living in the US who agreed to receive the group.
The relative said, “When our cousin called them, she spoke to the same Kitty person and the promotion was again explained to her. They then told her that she needed to pay a processing fee in order for them to receive the tickets to travel, and the prize money to be paid out.”
THE STAR was told that US$485 was sent by the relative.
When our news team contacted Miss Kitty, she informed THE STAR that she is aware of people pretending to be her and that the scam came to light a year ago.
She said, “It has been happening from a year ago or so, I have tweeted, I wrote about it in my articles, I spoke about it in my interviews, I have spoken to the police, I have done all that’s within my powers. Persons must not be stupid enough to allow these heartless dishonest persons to take their hard earned money.”
Miss Kitty also told THE STAR that scammers in the past have even contacted her pretending to be her.
She said, “They have even called me pretending to be me, you understand what I’m saying? I’ve worked hard to build my brand and I cannot afford for these practices to be associated with my name, I’m beseeching that these scoundrels desist and again people must not be so gullible or vulnerable, when in doubt leave it out or ask dem to take for example the 10 out of the 20 and send the balance …”
Based on the hype surrounding his United States television debut, it was clear that Chronixx’s appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon would be something historic in the singer’s career.
Following his performance on Tuesday where host Jimmy Fallon lauded his recent album, the Dread and Terrible, the 10-track compilation has seen a boost in sales.
Dread and Terrible currently holds the number one spot on the iTunes chart, while the single, Here Comes Trouble, is standing firm at number three. A boost in sales has also contributed to the EP making its way back on to the Billboard’s Digital Reggae Singles chart. It is holding the number 19 spot.
Since its April 1 release, the work has sold just over 6,000 copies and in its release month it topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart before dropping as far back as number 10. However, following his Tonight Show performance, the album has made its way back towards the top once more holding the number three spot this week taking over from Ziggy Marley’s Fly Rasta.
Since his appearance on the late night show many Jamaicans, including fellow entertainers, Tessanne Chin, who also had an appearance on the Tonight Show earlier this year, took to her Facebook page to beam about Chronixx’s performance.
Her post read “OMG just got a chance to see this. LOVE IT !!! Gwan Tru @chronixxmusic !!! So proud and so happy to see you waving our flag high in a BIG way.”
Maxi Priest also used Facebook to congratulate the entertainer, “Chronixx you did a good job King. I enjoyed the performance on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. You did us proud!”
Reggae band Inner Circle also used social media to talk about the performance, “Big up to Jimmy Fallon we could tell he’s a real reggae fan! Early this week he featured the new rising star out of Jamaica, Chronixx.”
Social media has been abuzz since Tuesday with many users posting videos of Chronixx’s performance, with even the host himself using his Twitter account to share his views. His tweet read “@IamChronixx made his US TV debut on the show last night. So good.”