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Designer and producer Romeich Major is fuming, following a video posted by dancehall artiste Aidonia, in which he burns T-shirts that were designed by Romeich two years ago.
This new issue came to the fore yesterday morning when Aidonia posted a video on his Instagram page with some shirts being burnt. The shirts were supposedly his ‘Run Road’ T-shirts that were designed by Romeich. At the end of the short video, Aidonia can be seen wearing a shirt that says ‘IV One Voice’.
When contacted by THE STAR, Romeich said the video took him by surprise.
“Mi wake up and see this video and see dem a burn ‘rubbish wear’. You can’t do dem negative thing deh. If yuh nuh want it, give it to some homeless people so dem can wear it,” said Romeich, owner of clothing line Romeich Wear.
“The last time I see him was at a party and him hail me and me hail him – about seven weeks ago. This came out of the blues. It is so disrespectful that even him own fans a bun him out for it. Him tek down the video now so him know him do sup’m wrong.”
He explained that he came up with the idea for the ‘Run Road’ T-shirts and even designed them.
“Run Road line did so much for him. A me design it and invest my money. The clothing line was my idea and my design and dem not even pay mi for all of it,” Romeich told THE STAR.
Romeich further explained that the only possible place all of this could be coming from is his connection with Masicka, who has voiced songs dissing Aidonia in the past.
“The only reason mi can see all of this is based off is Masicka,” he said.
Romeich stressed that Aidonia does not need to stoop to this level in order to promote his new T-shirt line. And, he was most upset that Aidonia would refer to the shirts as ‘Rubbish Wear’.
“Him a seh everybody a wear rubbish?,” Romeich questioned, pointing to his numerous corporate clients.
He said he did Reggae Sumfest shirts for companies like Summerfest Productions, Digicel, Royalton, Innovative Signs, Gleaner and Craven A, as well as outfits for artistes Gage and Kalado. Under the Romeich Entertainment brand, he said he had promotional girls at the event representing numerous companies.
“Mi brand still a gwaan good. Dem just need fi be positive and move forward. If you a promote your brand, promote it; you don’t need to demean a next brand,” Romeich said.
Nonetheless, he said this latest incident will push him to work even harder.
“It just a mek mi grow and do better. If you look pon all a him fliers, a my clothes him a wear. I don’t lose from not having him as a customer, ’cause he is not a well-paying customer. Him nah do nutten for me,” Romeich said.
Efforts to get a comment from Aidonia proved futile.
New York, New York (July 22, 2014). Billed on a star studded line up with Don Carlos and legend Jimmy Cliff, dancehall/reggae superstar Shaggy, was set to give the large crowd in attendance, at the world renown Hollywood Bowl, a performance unlike any other. Dressed in black shorts and white shirt, Shaggy came on stage after the roots reggae artist Don Carlos and immediately the patrons began to cheer and scream.
Shaggy provided his signature upbeat, uptempo entertainment style of performance, which his fans are all so familiar with and have grown to love. He immediately began to perform his hits ‘Long Time; and ‘Bonafide Girl’, which both had the crowd singing and rocking. As the night progressed the crowd began to get louder and louder as Shaggy ‘turned up his performance a notch’ with his segment of crowd participation. It was clear to the audience that Shaggy was not here to just perform but he was also ready to entertain them.
He would get the biggest crowd response with his hits like ‘Mr. Boombastic and ‘Oh Carolina’, which were clearly two of the crowd favorites. “You were amazing in Hollywood last night, you are not just a singer, you are an entertainer” one fan posted on Shaggy’s facebook fan page.
Shaggy, who has been touring substantially this year while working on his upcoming album, has only took two to three weeks off in between tours. Now back on his Out of Many One Music Tour Shaggy will hit Hawaii, Germany, France, UK and Slovakia just to name a few countries. The Grammy Award winner is definitely use to the hectic schedule and will be on tour for the next six weeks. If you think there is any slowing down for Shaggy, take another guess. Shaggy is clearly in demand and ready to please the millions of fans he will see in the upcoming weeks.
Roots-reggae star Chronixx believes his appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday presents an opportunity for reggae to break into new territories.
Chronixx, who makes his debut appearance on the NBC network’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallontomorrow night, has been on a steady rise courtesy of a stream of hits that include BehindCurtain and Here Comes Trouble.
“This is now a thing that is giving us, as a group of youth, an opportunity so that we are no longer reggae artistes stuck in the reggae industry, but reggae artistes and cultural artistes who can now branch out and can be highlighted on a world stage,” said the entertainer, who will become the first reggae artiste to appear on the show since Fallon took over from Jay Leno in February. “It is something that we pray and beg God for everyday, and slowly, but surely, Jah answers the prayers of the righteous. So we give thanks and praise for an opportunity like this.”
Always one to pay homage to those who came before him, Chronixx said the foundation laid by some of the great bands of the past has helped present-generation musicians. “Now we are seeing the fruits of the Third Worlds and the Black Uhurus. Our generation is now reaping those fruits,” said Chronixx, who delivered an outstanding set at Reggae Sumfest, that concluded over the weekend.
The appearance will come just days before the entertainer’s highest-profile concert to date, when he headlines the Largeup Inaugural Central Park Summer Concert on July 26. The concert is being presented with Okayplayer, Federation Sound and Rice&Peas, and will also feature reggae icon Junior Reid.
Last week, Fallon made reference to Chronixx’s upcoming appearance on the show. “Next Tuesday, we have a performance from this guy, Chronixx. He’s from Jamaica. He’s awesome. They say he could be the next Marley,” Fallon said to wild applause. “You’re gonna love him. I promise.”
Two-week 10-city tour
Meantime, Chronixx recently completed a two-week 10-city tour along the US East coast that included performances in Queens; Manhattan; Burlington; Martha’s Vineyard; New Haven; Philadelphia; Washington DC; Atlanta; and Providence, Rhode Island. He was being seen for the first time in a number of these venues and, according to his handlers, he was very well received.
“The tour was good,” said Brendan ‘Barnes’ Sharpe, a member of the artiste’s management team. “The reception was good. The supporters came out in numbers. We did mostly 750- to 2000-capacity venues. It our first time in Atlanta, Vermont and Burlington, and it was wonderful. We have to give thanks for that.”
He said they were looking forward to the appearance on TheTonight Show, so they can represent the people of Jamaica.
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Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has urged controversial deejay Alkaline to be careful of the messages that he is sending to minors especially as it relates to taboo sexual practices. This he did in a new single called ‘Nah Bad’.
Tommy Lee who received his fair share of criticism courtesy of iconic dancehall artiste Bounty Killer for using the moniker ‘Uncle Demon’ in his lyrics, is now the one seeking to straighten out another aspiring dancehall act.
According to the deejay, who told the audience at Sting that he has had a change of heart since his near fatal accident, Alkaline’s practice of encouraging taboo sexual practices can be more harmful to children than using the fictitious moniker ‘Uncle Demon’.
“Mi just a correct him, mi nah dis him. Mi a mek him know sey him fi fix up him argument. If mi wah dis him; mi wi dis him, mi nuh fraid fi duh dat. Mi just feel like di youth dem nuffi a hear dem thing deh … . A nuh nothing if yu sey yu a Uncle Demon, that is just a made-up character. But when yu a guh sey gyal fi lick out bottom a nastiness dat, and that is physical. How yu wudda feel fi see a likkle pickney a duh dat? Mi just a correct him … . I never said I didn’t want to be corrected when Bounty speak against Uncle Demon, because a di right thing him did a sey. It was the disrespect that came with his opinion that got me upset,” Tommy Lee Sparta said.
According to the deejay who has songs featured in internationally renowned video game Grand Theft Auto, he does not want the children to be led in the wrong path where sexuality is concerned. Tommy Lee Sparta was making reference to Alkaline’s single Touch You, in which he endorsed anal stimulation using the tongue.
“Mi just return from tour and mi life comfortable mi nuh haffi a stress out myself. Mi just a sey certain action weh mek di pickney dem think sey it right – mi just sit back and a watch the business from wah day and mi decide fi fix it. Mi nuh care bout nuh man feelings,” Tommy Lee Sparta said.
The deejay is getting strong attention for his recent UIM Records-produced singles Whine Up and Dream, which have received over 300,000 views on YouTube.
Alkaline’s publicist Kereen Beckford told The STAR that they are not aware of Tommy Lee’s song and are therefore unable to give a comment.