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DMX In Critical Condition at Hospital After Overdosing On Drugs

DMX In Critical Condition at Hospital After Overdosing On Drugs

DMX is in a vegetative state at a New York hospital following a drug overdose. The New York rap legend reportedly overdosed on drugs at his home on Friday night at approximately 11 pm. TMZ reported that he was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is currently admitted to the critical care unit. While some sources are saying he has some level of brain activity, doctors are cauti... »

Dancehall Star Tommy Lee Sparta’s Alleged Sex Tape Leaked

Dancehall Star Tommy Lee Sparta’s Alleged Sex Tape Leaked

Tommy Lee Sparta isn’t just dealing with three years in prison, but also a recently leaked sex tape. The Sparta Boss is also apparently the bedroom boss after leaked footage of one of his explicit sexual acts made its way to social media. Tommy Lee Sparta, known predominantly for his gritty “Uncle Demon” persona, has also shown his fans that he can also please his ladies. Songs such as “Freaky Gir... »

Pastor Arrested After he Prophesied that Jamaica Prime Minister Holness “Affi Dead” (VIDEO)

Pastor Arrested After he Prophesied that Jamaica Prime Minister Holness “Affi Dead” (VIDEO)

A pastor who claimed that he is hearing from God, stated that the Prime Minister Andrew Holness must go down, because he is attacking the church in Jamaica, was arrested by the St Ann police. The man speaking in a video was identified as Peter Chambers, who is affiliated with the Miracle Healing Deliverance Ministry. A representative of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) revealed the... »

Bounty Killer Foundation Donated Money and Wheelchairs in Porus

Bounty Killer Foundation Donated Money and Wheelchairs in Porus

The latest stop for the Bounty Foundation “Each one Teach one to Reach one” campaign handed over 3 executive standard recliner wheelchairs and a donation of $Ja150,000.00 to be used for medication for the three beneficiaries. The dancehall artiste and his manager Paul ‘Bankie’ Giscombe went to the Porus Primary School in Manchester, to make the donation. The caregivers for the foundation donated f... »

Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” Added To Library of Congress

Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” Added To Library of Congress

Jimmy Cliff’s led The Harder They Come soundtrack has been added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry, an achievement for the album as it becomes only the second reggae album to have been recognized by the prestigious organization that recognizes impactful works of art. In 2007, Burnin, the sixth studio album by the iconic reggae band, The Wailers, was awarded that distinction.... »

Dancehall Dancehall Artiste Tommy Lee Sparta Sentenced To 3 Years For Firearm, Cops Guilty Plea

Dancehall Dancehall Artiste Tommy Lee Sparta Sentenced To 3 Years For Firearm, Cops Guilty Plea

Tommy Lee Sparta was sentenced to 3 years in prison on firearm charges. The dancehall artiste pleaded guilty on Wednesday when he appeared in court for his ongoing case of illegal possession of firearm and was sentenced right after to three years imprisonment for possession of firearm and two years in jail for illegal possession of ammunition. The sentences are to run concurrently, and he’ll serve... »

Jamaica Carnival Cancelled For Second Straight Year

Jamaica Carnival Cancelled For Second Straight Year

Jamaican carnival-goers are in for a second consecutive year of disappointment. The highly anticipated road March, scheduled to take place on April 11, has been canceled. The event has been put off due to rising cases of COVID-19 across the island in recent weeks. The country has been averaging approximately 600 cases of the dreaded virus daily, with yesterday’s count putting the island’s total ca... »

Dancehall Legend Tanya Stephens Helping Build Home For Single Mothers

Dancehall Legend Tanya Stephens Helping Build Home For Single Mothers

Tanya Stephens says she will be helping build homes for single mothers. Reggae/dancehall legend Tanya Stephens has joined the latest project of the Food For The Poor (FFTP) ‘Tan Ah Yuh Yard’ campaign. The Mission of the FFTP is partially to provide shelter for families. On Tuesday, the dancehall entertainer hopped the train to assist in the construction of a home for a single mother of five. Steph... »

Clarks continues Jamaica trek

Clarks continues Jamaica trek

British shoe company Clarks continues to have a healthy relationship with Jamaicans and the Jamaican culture. In its latest ode to the island, the iconic shoe brand has released three new styles which it says pays tribute to the individuality that the country is so famous for. “Since they first hit the street of Kingston, our profiles have occupied a special place in Jamaican culture. To celebrate... »

Mavado’s Son Sentenced To Life For Murder

Mavado’s Son Sentenced To Life For Murder

Mavado’s son, Dante Brooks, was sentenced in relation to the 2018 murder of Lorenza Thomas when he appeared in court on Friday. He was also sentenced to 20 years for illegal possession of firearm and sentenced to 15 years for arson. On the other hand, Brooks’ co-accused, Andre Hinds, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and will not be eligible for parole before 17 years. He also received... »

Reggae Singer Nesbeth’s Road Manager Shot & Firearm Stolen

Reggae Singer Nesbeth’s Road Manager Shot & Firearm Stolen

News has surfaced that Roland Drummond, the road manager for reggae artiste Nesbeth, was shot in the face by an unknown assailant and his licensed firearm stolen on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Nesbeth posted a short video clip of him and his road manager via Instagram with the caption: “They shot my road manager in his face and took away his license firearm. Please keep him in your prayers. Jamaica is ... »

When Will Mavado Return To Jamaica?

When Will Mavado Return To Jamaica?

Mavado’s mother died at a time when his son is close to being sentenced, on the 13th of March, which is the initial day when he was scheduled to be sentenced. The sentencing day was postponed for a few more days to the 19th of March however many people are speculating whether or not this just might be the most likely time for the Gully God to return to the island. Miss Elizabeth Gordon aka ‘Ms. Pi... »

Toots and The Maytals Win Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album 2021

Toots and The Maytals Win Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album 2021

The late and great, Toots Hibbert is regarded to be smiling from somewhere after his band “Toots and The Maytals” took home their second Best Reggae Album win at the 2021 Grammys kept at the Staples centre in Los Angeles. The announcement was made a couple hours ago during the live show and Loop news has gotten some reactions from his former manager Cabel ‘Jeffrey’ Stephenson. According to Stephen... »

Sean Paul Says There Might’ve Been No Sean Paul Without Shaggy

Sean Paul Says There Might’ve Been No Sean Paul Without Shaggy

Shaggy was instrumental in Sean Paul’s early career. The dancehall icon says Mutabaruka and Shaggy were the first ones to have shown interest in his musical talent back when he first started out in dancehall. During a recent interview with young DJs Amira and Kayla – two teenage bloggers on their online show Beats and Convo, Sean Paul praised DJs worldwide for the love and support they show to art... »

Popcaan & Jah Cure Beefing Over Same Female, Weapons Drawn Says Foota Hype (VIDEO)

Popcaan & Jah Cure Beefing Over Same Female, Weapons Drawn Says Foota Hype (VIDEO)

Popcaan and Jah Cure beefing, and Foota Hype spilling the tea. International reggae recording artiste Jah Cure seems to have somehow found himself in the middle of another controversy if the rumors circulating are true. On Monday, news broke that the “Longing For” singer may have been involved in an altercation with “Unruly Boss” Popcaan. Popular selector and dancehall commentator Foota Hype, also... »

Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies

Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies

Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer has dies at age 73 Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange confirmed the singer’s passing this morning. His cause of death was not revealed, but multiple sources confirmed that he passed away in the Medical Associates Hospital while getting treatment for an ailment. Bunny Wailer, whose real name is Neville O’Riley Livingston, had been in and out of the hospita... »

Vybz Kartel Donates $200K To 2-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer

Vybz Kartel Donates $200K To 2-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer

Vybz Kartel has donated JM$200,000 to a young boy battling stage 4 cancer. The incarceration of dancehall mogul Vybz Kartel has not stopped his musical output over the last decade, neither has it halted his charitable deeds. American-based DJ Lava’s Chat & Live show has risen as one of the go-to programs to tune into as persons await the resumption of normal outside activities. The show is kno... »

Dancehall Veteran U-Roy Died (VIDEO)

Dancehall Veteran U-Roy Died (VIDEO)

U-Roy, the voice that pioneered the sound of reggae/dancehall in the 70s, has died. The Jamaican music legend passed away on Wednesday (February 17) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston. Sources told Urban Islandz that he had recently undergone surgery following an undisclosed illness. U-Roy, whose real name is Ewart Beckford OD, was age 78 at the time of his death. As ... »

Koffee Shares Sweet Photos With Her Mother On Her 21st Birthday

Koffee Shares Sweet Photos With Her Mother On Her 21st Birthday

Dancehall superstar Koffee turns 21 today! It is uncertain just how she will be celebrating it, especially with such tight Covid restrictions in Jamaica. What we know for sure is that she has posted three photos on her Instagram, one in her mother’s arms as a toddler, a solo photo as an infant, and a recent one of herself. The photo dump was blessed with a simple caption, “21”. The post has now ga... »

Jah Cure Accused of Scamming US Rapper… Listen Voice notes

Jah Cure Accused of Scamming US Rapper… Listen Voice notes

Brooklyn-based upcoming rapper Eazi Money says Jah Cure robbed him and he is showing the receipts and posting the voice notes on social media. The “Longing For” singer who has often been a controversial artiste in the Reggae music industry is again back in the headlines for the wrong reasons. This time he is accused of getting paid for completing a verse for a track and failing to do it. Recently ... »

Beenie Man Stands Trial in April

Beenie Man Stands Trial in April

The king of the Dancehall Moses Davis aka Beenie Man who was earlier summons by the St Elizabeth police with regards to illegal parties that were kept in the parish back in November and another on December 31st had his case mentioned in the St Elizabeth Parish Court yesterday. Beenie was brought before the court after he breached the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) and Noise Abatement Act. Mos... »

Bob Marley’s Birthday Celebration Includes Timeless Catalog & Beenie Man Performance

Bob Marley’s Birthday Celebration Includes Timeless Catalog & Beenie Man Performance

Every year on February 6, we celebrate the birth and life of a music and world culture legend. Born Robert Nesta Marley in St. Ann, Jamaica, on February 6, 1945, the iconic being that is Bob Marley was destined for a life of world renown and insurmountable accolades. He is undoubtedly the most famous person in the history of the human race to have had such a profound and immortal influence on the ... »

Tommy Lee Sparta To Remain In Jail Until March But Remains Good Spirit Says Manager

Tommy Lee Sparta To Remain In Jail Until March But Remains Good Spirit Says Manager

Tommy Lee Sparta was remanded in custody on Wednesday when he appeared in court. The Montego Bay-deejay appeared in the Gun Court in Kingston via Zoom video conference due to COVID-19 restrictions. The artiste’s attorney was unable to secure bond as the judge ruled to remand him in custody until his next court hearing set for March 24. Sources told Urban Islandz that he is gearing up to fight for ... »

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival rescheduled to March

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival rescheduled to March

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival fans will have to wait a little longer for the event’s return to the local entertainment scene. Organisers announced Friday that the event, which was originally scheduled to be held virtually from January 28 to 30, has been rescheduled to March 4 to 6, 2021. This is in part due to COVID-19 concerns which prevented  some international artistes from participatin... »

Mavado’s Son To Be Sentenced In March, Murder Victim’s Father Testified In Trial

Mavado’s Son To Be Sentenced In March, Murder Victim’s Father Testified In Trial

Mavado’s son Dante Brooks is to be sentenced in March after being found guilty of murder. Dante Brooks and Andre Hinds were convicted for the June 2018 murder of Lorenzo Thpmas in Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Wednesday (Jan. 27). The two men who pled guilty to the charges they faced were convicted for illegal possession of a firearm, shooting with intent, and arson. According to the Office of... »

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