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Louie Rankin, Actor & Jamaican Dancehall Cultural Icon, Everything You Should Know

Louie Rankin, Actor & Jamaican Dancehall Cultural Icon, Everything You Should Know

Jamaican dancehall/reggae artiste and actor Louie Rankin best known as ‘Teddy Bruckshut’ or ‘Ox’ from the popular films “Shottas” and “Belly” respectively, has passed away. The dancehall legend was involved in a fatal vehicle collision in Melancthon Township in Ontario, Canada at 9 a.m. on Monday (Sept 30). While more details regarding the crash are yet to be revealed, Louie Rankin is thought to h... »

TRAVEL TRAUMA – J’cans Recount Ordeal Of US Immigration Officials Seizing Phones, Rifling Through Private Info

TRAVEL TRAUMA – J’cans Recount Ordeal Of US Immigration Officials Seizing Phones, Rifling Through Private Info

While travellers passing through United States airports will breathe easier after a federal court ruled warrantless searches of phones, tablets and laptops unconstitutional, several Jamaicans have recounted tales of trauma about what they deemed an invasion of privacy. While Washington has vigorously defended the searches as a critical tool to protect America, the American Civil Liberties Union (A... »

Leroy “The Don” Smart is showing Dancehall fans that he is ‘out an bad,’ and even though he is three years shy of 70, he is still looking for a “Goodas” girl in his life. Smart released the video for his new track “Goodas,” which has been turning heads and sparking much conversation online, after a few YouTube channels carried the full clip, which also features Instagram celebrity turned Dancehall... »

Cops halt Twelve Tribes concert in Jamaica

Cops halt Twelve Tribes concert in Jamaica

The Twelve Tribes of Israel concert commemorating the 89th anniversary of Haile Selassie I as Ethiopian Emperor came to an unceremonious end Sunday morning, at the organisation’s Hope Road headquarters. Police ended the show just after 1:00 am with headliner Mikey Spice able to do only one song. Paul “Ashes” Ashton, one of the event’s organisers, told the Jamaica Observer that officers... »

Sizzla Released From Hospital, Recovering From Broken Leg In Motorcycle Crash

Sizzla Released From Hospital, Recovering From Broken Leg In Motorcycle Crash

Sizzla Kalonji is back at his home and is recuperating from injuries he sustained during a motorcycle accident two weeks ago. The artiste posted an excerpt from a short interview he conducted with popular radio announcer Ron Muschette on his morning radio show on Mello FM on Friday, on Instagram. It was the first interview the star was doing since the mishap, which resulted in one of his ankles be... »

Dancehall Deejay Aidonia Involved In A Serious Car Crash

Dancehall Deejay Aidonia Involved In A Serious Car Crash

Dancehall artiste Aidonia was involved in another car accident. The 4th Genna leader was involved in a fender bender last night in Kingston, but sources confirmed that he is doing okay. We’re told that the accident took place early Sunday morning, and it’s unclear if Aidonia or someone else was driving the white SUV involved in the collision. At least one eye witness posted a video on IG early thi... »

Jamaican Police Threatened To Arrest Alkaline And Squash, Heavy D Reveals

Jamaican Police Threatened To Arrest Alkaline And Squash, Heavy D Reveals

Did Jamaican police threaten to arrest Alkaline and Squash over their heated lyrical feud? It was the Jamaican police high command which had demanded both the 6IX and the Vendetta camps cease and desist from releasing a spate of disrespectful, violence-laced songs in which dancehall stars Squash and Alkaline threatened to murder each other, according to Junior’ Heavy D’ Frazer, manager of the 6IX.... »

Reggae Icon Sizzla Hospitalized Following Motorcycle Crash

Reggae Icon Sizzla Hospitalized Following Motorcycle Crash

Reggae/dancehall icon Sizzla is currently hospitalized following a motorcycle crash. Get-well wishes have begun to pour in for the reggae star after he reportedly sustained a broken ankle, following a motorcycle accident on Saturday. Sources inside Sizzla‘s camp confirmed on Tuesday that the singer was ‘out and stuntin’ on one of his motorcycles along Mona Road in Kingston when he lost control and... »

Jamaica’s Culture Minister Babsy Grange Told Kanye West To Stop Selling Merch

Jamaica’s Culture Minister Babsy Grange Told Kanye West To Stop Selling Merch

Kanye West will now have to stop selling Jamaican merch after he angered some fans. Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange, has released a statement addressing Kanye West selling merch with Jamaican emblems. Ye is in Jamaica this weekend with his weekly Sunday Service. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper drew a massive crowd at the Emancipation Park on Fri... »

Kanye West Angered Jamaicans By Selling Jamaican Merch At Sunday Service

Kanye West Angered Jamaicans By Selling Jamaican Merch At Sunday Service

Kanye West managed to anger some Jamaicans by selling some Jamaican merch at his Sunday Service on Friday. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper, who is now a born again Christian, drew a massive crowd at his Sunday Service at Emancipation Park in Kingston yesterday. Thousands of his Jamaican fans turned out to see Yeezus and his large choir performed. While patrons enjoyed the performance, some folks voiced ... »

Sean Paul To Receive Jamaica’s ‘Order of Distinction’ On National Heroes Day

Sean Paul To Receive Jamaica’s ‘Order of Distinction’ On National Heroes Day

Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul, will be presented with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander for his’ contribution to the global popularity and promotion of Reggae Music’ on National Heroes Day. The dancehall artiste, whose real name is Sean Paul Francis Henriques, will be one of 143 Jamaicans who will be conferred with national honors at Kings House, the official residence of the Gove... »

Busy Signal’s ‘Parts of The Puzzle’ Album Debuts In Top 10 On Billboard

Busy Signal’s ‘Parts of The Puzzle’ Album Debuts In Top 10 On Billboard

Busy Signal is back on the Billboard Reggae Chart with his new album. Parts of The Puzzle, the first album in seven years released by Reggae/dancehall artiste Busy Signal, is number two on the Billboard top Reggae Album chart. The album was released on October 4, 2019, and fans seem to be enjoying every bit of it. The album, which is trending for the week of October 19, 2019, is the highest entry ... »

Dancehall Artiste Tanya Stephens Blast Wendy’s For Denying Bathroom Access

Dancehall Artiste Tanya Stephens Blast Wendy’s For Denying Bathroom Access

Dancehall singjay Tanya Stephens is livid at one of Wendy’s fast food outlets for denying her access to their bathroom when she most needed it. According to the artiste, she was denied access because she had not first purchased food from the entity in order to establish that she was a buying patron. “Almost peed on myself in Wendy’s today. Ran to the restroom and was rejected by this little guy an... »

Vybz Kartel Corrupt Juror Trial Evidence Raises More Fairness Questions, Says Attorney

Vybz Kartel Corrupt Juror Trial Evidence Raises More Fairness Questions, Says Attorney

Vybz Kartel’s corrupt juror case is back before the courts. Livingston Cain, the juror charged for allegedly bribing the jury in Vybz Kartel 2014 murder trial, was back in court on Thursday for his ongoing trial. Some new evidence was presented in Cain’s trial that also raises some questions about the fairness of the original murder trial. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and his three co... »

Dancehall Artiste Louie Rankin ‘Teddy Bruckshut’ Died In Car Accident

Dancehall Artiste Louie Rankin ‘Teddy Bruckshut’ Died In Car Accident

Famed Jamaican actor and dancehall artiste Louie Rankin, more popularly known as Teddy Bruckshut, had died. Sources confirmed with Urban Islandz on Monday (September 30) that Louie Ranking passed away from injuries he received in a car accident in Canada. The full details surrounding the unfortunate incident is still sketchy, but we’re told that the actor received head trauma as a result of the cr... »

Dancehall Icon Spragga Benz Drops First Album In A Decade “Chiliagon”

Dancehall Icon Spragga Benz Drops First Album In A Decade “Chiliagon”

Dancehall icon Spragga Benz dropped a new album titled “Chiliagon” on Friday, September 27th and fans are in love. The long-awaited project is Spragga Benz‘s 8th album, the first in nearly a decade. He previously released “Shotta Culture” in 2010, “Live Good” in 2007, “Thug Nature” in 2002, “Fully Loaded” in 2000, “Two Bad DJs” with Beenie Man in 1999, “Uncommonly Smooth” in 1995, and “Jack It Up”... »

Dancehall DJ Arrested After Spitting In Woman’s Face At Toll Booth

Dancehall DJ Arrested After Spitting In Woman’s Face At Toll Booth

A well-known DJ was arrested and charged for assault, however, he got off with a slap on the wrist, paying a mere $5000 fine. According to Loop News, a DJ by the name of Sadiki Kemar Powell, who is a resident of Bridgeport in St Catherine, was arrested and charged for assault. Based on reports he spat in the face of a female toll collector at the Portmore Toll Plaza in St Catherine. Reports state ... »

Dancehall Star Stylo G Fled Jamaica After Run-In With Police

Dancehall Star Stylo G Fled Jamaica After Run-In With Police

Deejay Stylo G promptly left Jamaica and headed back to the UK after his unfortunate run-in with police while staying at an Airbnb in Caymanas Estate, St Catherine. On September 16th, the “Dumpling” deejay received a very unpleasant visit by a group of heavily armed police officers. According to Stylo G, the officers received an anonymous tip stating that there were guns inside the residence. Offi... »

Kemer Highcon Calls BS On Pay For Play In Dancehall

Kemer Highcon Calls BS On Pay For Play In Dancehall

Fast-rising Dancehall artiste Kemar Highcon has rubbished the notion of artistes paying music selectors to play their songs. He made his comments on entertainment television program The Fix recently, during a discussion on the recent observations made by international recording artiste Mr. Vegas, that some music selectors have been engaging in payola. Mr. Vegas had said some selectors have even be... »

Entertainer Stylo G traumatised after being taken from house by cops

Entertainer Stylo G traumatised after being taken from house by cops

UK-based recording artiste Stylo G claims that he has been traumatised by an incident during which policemen detained him and four members of his entourage briefly at the National Police College of Jamaica in Twickenham Park, St Catherine, then processed and released them on Monday. “It just traumatising fi me fi know say I’m here working on my music and somebody gonna come and take me... »

Sean Paul Goes Up Against Drake For “LATINAMAS” Crossover Award

Sean Paul Goes Up Against Drake For “LATINAMAS” Crossover Award

Jamaica’s very own Sean Paul has been nominated alongside DJ Snake, Drake, and Snow, for the Favorite Crossover Artist award at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards (LATINAMAS), and the artiste is extremely happy. Sean Paul made the announcement recently on his Instagram and Facebook pages and invited his fans to cast their votes for him. The names of the nominees were announced two Wednesdays ago... »

Dancehall Singer Tessanne Chin Share Photos Of Her Mystery Baby Daddy

Dancehall Singer Tessanne Chin Share Photos Of Her Mystery Baby Daddy

Tessanne Chin finally shares a pic of her mystery baby daddy. The Voice champion and reggae songstress Tessanne Chin recently announced her pregnancy and the congratulatory messages began rolling in. Fans were curious to find out the identity of the father of Tessanne’s, unborn baby, as they thought she was single. Fans got their wish today when the singer posted a close-up photo of the two. On Se... »

Former Dancehall Queen Lady Saw Holding Benefit Concert For Bahamas Amidst Hurricane Dorian

Former Dancehall Queen Lady Saw Holding Benefit Concert For Bahamas Amidst Hurricane Dorian

Minister Marion Hall, formerly Lady Saw is spearheading a fundraising concert for the hurricane-ravaged islands of The Bahamas, in its capital city Nassau. And, the legendary former Queen of the Dancehall, is seeking the assistance, not only from gospel artistes, as the majority of persons she has reached out to are her colleagues within the secular Reggae and Dancehall fraternity. “BAHAMAS we are... »

Dancehall Artiste Agent Sasco Tackles Drought Mitigation, Water Harvesting In His Community

Dancehall Artiste Agent Sasco Tackles Drought Mitigation, Water Harvesting In His Community

Dancehall artiste Agent Sasco is being lauded by many of his international fans as well as his Jamaican compatriots, for his humanitarian work in the community of Kintyre in St. Andrew where he grew up. The deejay is on a mission to ensure his community and alma mater, the Hope Valley Experimental School have a consistent water supply, through rainwater harvesting, in light of the perpetual drough... »

Iana Tickle Garcia cops Miss Universe Jamaica title 2019

Iana Tickle Garcia cops Miss Universe Jamaica title 2019

Iana Tickle Gracia won the Miss Universe Jamaica title at the National Arena in Kingston on Saturday night. Tickle Garcia topped a field of 18 contestants to ensure her trip to the 69th edition of the Miss Universe pageant in London in December. The beautiful Jamaican ambassador was all smiles as she gracefully accepted her honour while being cheered on by the audience and her fellow contestants. ... »

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