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  • Hitman Walle finds hit with Ghanaian artiste

    June 7, 2018 2:00 PM 3

    Reggae artiste Hitman Walle has teamed up with Ghanaian artiste Blackka Tee for a collaboration called 'Emperor' that is ruling the digital stores and airwaves in the African nation. "The song was first released in 2013 but has seen a dramatic resurgence after I re-released it on my album last year. Blackka Tee called me and said that the song is playing

  • High energy at Pan Di Plaza

    June 7, 2018 2:00 PM 1

    With patrons dancing from start to finish, the promoter of Pan Di Plaza kept their reputation in tact by hosting a fun party at Mas Camp, St Andrew, last Saturday. Patrons partied up a storm, and the selectors took turns to up the tempo with their musical offerings. The women, especially, danced like there was no tomorrow. While many patrons enjoyed

  • Chozenn's song being played in buses, taxis

    June 7, 2018 6:31 AM 1

    Gospel artiste Chozenn continues to receive heat for his remix of Dovey Magnum's raunchy dancehall hit, 'Bawl Out'. Chozenn's song, although repurposed to talk about Jesus, has been banned from at least one gospel radio station. However, the song has been garnering support on the streets and is now playing in rotation with Dovey Magnum's version, a goal Chozenn

  • Music for water in South Sudan community

    June 7, 2018 4:43 AM 1

    On his 2000 album Unchained Spirit, Buju Banton sings Sudan for the beleaguered African country. In Land of Promise, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and Nas' remake of Dennis Brown's Promised Land on the 2010 Distant Relatives album, Marley delights in the possibility of a transformed Africa with Philadelphia in Sudan. It is South Sudan that Toney Owens who, like many persons

  • Short shorts still a staple of dancehall fashion

    June 6, 2018 12:42 PM 3

    Buju Banton and Dave Kelly's 1992 lyrics dedicated to the classic dancehall wear, the b***y rider, or short shorts, were accurate. Women and men alike have a love for shorts that give a hint of shape. It is probably one of the few dressing styles that remains in style and will never spoil. Dancers expressed that short shorts are not only sexy and motivate

  • 12 vying for Miss Universe Ja NE crown

    June 6, 2018 8:55 AM 3

    The 12 finalists in the Miss Universe Jamaica North East pageant were introduced during a media launch and sashing last Saturday night, at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records in Ocho Rios. The winner automatically qualifies for the 2018 Miss Universe Jamaica contest. “We had 23 girls overall from the open casting. It was a tough job, as they are all very good. However

  • Reggae Gold 2018 set for July release

    June 6, 2018 6:32 AM 4

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic compilation series Reggae Gold. Now available for pre-orders and out on July 27 everywhere, this milestone will be celebrated with a throwback mixtape by the legendary RoryStoneLove, featuring classic reggae jams from the likes of Maxi Priest, Capleton, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, and more from Reggae

  • Plan it, risk it, take it

    June 6, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    Summer has not officially begun but the temperature's already shot up 8 degrees with the A-lister cast in the scene stealing action, adventure, comedy Ocean's 8. Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchet, along with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Calin, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina, make up the awesome team of unstoppable

  • McGregor buys Ford for US tour

    June 6, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    Reggae artiste Freddie McGregor has bought a tour bus in the United States. McGregor told The Gleaner that for his upcoming US tour, it simply was more cost-effective to buy a tour bus, rather than spend thousands of dollars on each occasion to rent. "I want to be self-sufficient now," the Grammy-nominated artiste said. "The cost of transportation is one of the main hurdles

  • CHART WATCH BILLBOARD: Kabaka's 'Kontraband' debuts at no. 3

    June 5, 2018 5:23 PM 3

    Kabaka Pyramid’s debut album, Kontraband, has debuted at number three on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, which holds up to Saturday, June 6. In the process, it has nabbed the Greatest Gainer of the Week honours. But if there was a prize for a ‘double-double’ – two versions of the same combination album on the chart at the same time – it would