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  • Autarchii tackles Land of The Free

    January 21, 2018 5:54 AM

    Since he was sworn in as United States president one year ago, Donald Trump has shocked the world with an unconventional approach to governing. That style has turned off a lot of people, including Jamaican singer Autarchii. The New York-based artiste takes the American system to task on Land of The Free, a song co-produced by Canada's Indie-Rootz Records

  • MoBay waan have fun again ... performer says violence killing street dances

    January 20, 2018 2:00 PM

    Montego Bay-based dancer Dyema said that she is feeling the pinch from the surging crime rate in the island's second city Montego Bay. The 36-year-old told THE STAR that for almost a month she has been unable to benefit financially because of the lack of street dances. "The place mash up bad and nobody can't keep no dance because no permit nah run. Even so, nobody

  • Top DJs for Mello Triple Threat

    January 20, 2018 6:04 AM

    THREE of the hottest old-school music connoisseurs have been commissioned to spin the hits of yesteryear, at next Saturday's staging of Mello Vibes at the Mas Camp's stadium parking lot. Dubbed the Triple Threat edition, Mello Vibes will feature the likes of DJ Nicco, DJ Marvin and Krazy Kris. “Patrons can expect a great time as is the norm with each staging

  • Steel Pulse's former drummer is dead

    January 20, 2018 6:04 AM

    STEVE “Grizzly” Nisbett, drummer and a member of British reggae band Steel Pulse's classic lineup, died in London Thursday at age 69. A post on Steel Pulse's Facebook page confirmed his death and acknowledged the Nevisian musician's contribution to their success. “It is with a heavy heart that we must pass the sad news that today, our brother, our friend

  • Stone Cold Records scores with Sean Paul song

    January 19, 2018 2:00 PM

    In 2001, Mark 'Stone Cold' Hudson produced the song 'Regular Thing' which was recorded by dancehall star Sean Paul. The song was featured on the Stone Cold Records' Verdict rhythm project. Fast-forward to 17 years later, and Regular Thing has given Stone Cold Records some visibility on the Billboard Reggae album chart. The song is featured on the 15-track

  • Chikie Grainz ready to spread her wings

    January 19, 2018 6:18 AM

    MOST newcomers in the music industry complain about the lack of airplay and limited opportunities. Despite the odds, rising deejay Chikie Grainz is ready to spread her wings. The St Thomas-based dancehall artiste is confident that her talent and work ethic will aid in her bid to become the next major female act locally. “I'm ready to take my place in the spotlight

  • Tommy Lee debuts in Billboard Top Ten

    January 18, 2018 5:48 AM 2

    New Creator , the debut album from Tommy Lee Sparta, enters the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week at number nine. The nine-song set was released on January 5 by Ricardo Gowe Records and sold 63 copies in its opening week. Tommy Lee Sparta is the sole dancehall artiste in the Billboard Reggae Album chart's Top 50. New Creator features songs like H appy Life, Slow Down, Bad Gyal Duppy

  • Stephen Marley's Kaya Fest gets new venue

    January 17, 2018 2:00 PM 4

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's song Kaya, his son Stephen 'Ragga' Marley, through his Fruit of Life Productions, will present the second annual Kaya Fest on April 28 and 29 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. To provide a better overall experience for the fans, the festival has been relocated from another venue

  • Diana King weds girlfriend

    January 17, 2018 6:05 AM 4

    The singer used social media to announce her marriage to local violinist Mijanne Webster last Friday. According to her post, she said making the big day public took some courage and equalled it to her coming out publicly in 2012. “As an artist who is LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), born and raised in Jamaica I never thought I'd ever say “My Wife” in this lifetime

  • Jah Bouks' manager to sue promoter

    January 16, 2018 2:00 PM 5

    Patricia Panton, manager for reggae act Jah Bouks, said she will be filing a lawsuit against a United States-based producer who she alleges failed to pay the Call Angola singer for performances in Africa. "I am feeling very disappointed," Panton said, adding that Jah Bouks is yet to receive payment for shows in Senegal and Gambia late last year. Jah Bouks