MAY 2016

Irie Jam Radio & Bobby Clarke Presents Oracabessa Festival 2016 @ Roy Wilkins Park, Queens Ny

Irie Jam Radio & Bobby Clarke Presents Oracabessa Festival 2016 @ Roy Wilkins Park, Queens Ny

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Irie Dale & Errol Fr. Mingles Shorts & T-Shirts After BBQ Party @ Mingles

Irie Dale & Errol Fr. Mingles Shorts & T-Shirts After BBQ Party @ Mingles

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Ghana To Ban Sale Of Skin Bleaching Products

Ghana To Ban Sale Of Skin Bleaching Products

Selling products containing hydroquinone will be illegal from August in Ghana. The Voice: Skin bleaching will be banned in Ghana from August, as the African country attempts to strengthen public health and safety. Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has resolved to ban the sale of cosmetic products which contain the skin bleaching ingredient hydroquinone, effective August this year. The decisio... »

Troy Ave Held Without Bail, Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder Charge

Troy Ave Held Without Bail, Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder Charge

Troy Ave is staring down a lot of years in prison if convicted on attempted murder charges. The Brookly rapper pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared in a Manhattan Criminal court on Monday. Ave attorneys, Scott E. Leemon and John Stella, requested a $50,000 bail for their client. They argued in court that the rapper has no prior criminal record. But judge Pandit-Durant denied their ba... »

Jamaicans now largest number of U.S. black migrants

Jamaicans now largest number of U.S. black migrants

Black immigrants from Jamaica now account for the largest number of foreign-born blacks in the US today, according to a US  Census Bureau survey.The study estimates the Jamaican-American as 682,000 or 18 percent of foreign born blacks that comprise America’s black population. Haitians, estimated at 586,000, are the second highest number of foreign-born blacks in the US, representing in total 15 pe... »

Junior Reid Collaborates With Lil Wayne On “RappaPomPom”

Junior Reid Collaborates With Lil Wayne On “RappaPomPom”

Junior Reid is no stranger to collaborate with big name rappers but this time the reggae veteran is on a track with Lil Wayne title “RappaPomPom.” The single is a previously recorded unreleased song from around 2006 that was mastered and released by StreetRunner. “I passed Wayne a beat cd at the studio and 15min later got the call to hold this track down,” StreetRunner said. “Wayne recorded this s... »

Jamaican Lotto scammer reveals new Lottery scheme

Jamaican Lotto scammer reveals new Lottery scheme

Criminals involved in the multi-million dollar lotto scam have come up with a new scheme that targets the very victims whose lives were devastated by illicit activity. Details of the latest scheme was revealed to Loop News by one of those involved in the criminal activity that has shattered the lives of hundreds of victims across the world, more so in the United States of America. “Criminals are n... »

Veteran DeeJay Ninja Man Back In Court For Murder Case In July

Veteran DeeJay Ninja Man Back In Court For Murder Case In July

Ninja Man will be back in court for his ongoing murder case on July 27. The dancehall legend has been in court since 2009 fighting for his freedom. Ninja Man, real name Desmond Ballentine, and his son were both charged with murder following a domestic dispute with another man in Kingston back in 2009. The deejay spent a few months in jail but is now out on bail pending the trial. “All I want is th... »

Vybz Kartel Murder Appeal Transcripts Are Ready

Vybz Kartel Murder Appeal Transcripts Are Ready

Vybz Kartel is staring down a big legal showdown in the Jamaican appeal court later this year. The dancehall star has been waiting on his appeal for two years now and seems things are finally moving forward. Kartel’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson has revealed that the transcripts for his appeal are now ready. “The transcripts have been reviewed, and we were told that they have been copying and numberi... »

Reggae Boyz shock Chile 2-1

Reggae Boyz shock Chile 2-1

Jamaica shocked Chile 2-1 in front of a packed Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar in Chile on Friday in a friendly international match. Goals by Clayton Donaldson in the 38th minute and Joel Grant in the 53rd, were enough to provide the win for the FIFA 55th ranked Reggae Boyz over their No. 3 ranked opponents, who had Nicolas Castilo scoring a consolation goal in the 81st minute. The victory will ... »

Gully Bop New Girlfriend Toya revealed (VIDEO)

Gully Bop New Girlfriend Toya revealed (VIDEO)

You may have seen a video circulating on Facebook showing Amari frantically trying tk defend herself. Meet the woman who brought the mighty Dj Mona Lisa from her throne. Her name is Toya Harris. Amari claimed that she has been replaced as Bop’s girlfriend by Toya. The Keeping up with the Bops star said she had been sitting in a restaurant waiting for her dancehall beau to arrive for them to do bus... »

American woman making some wild accusations that Ninja Man is HIV Positive (VIDEO)(Explicit)

American woman making some wild accusations that Ninja Man is HIV Positive (VIDEO)(Explicit)

Dancehall has always thrived on controversy and Gully Bop and Amari Seems adamant to keep in the spotlight. The two has been in so much controversy that they had their own reality tv show name coined for them, namely “Keeping up with The Bops”. Ninja Man posted a video to facebook this morning in which he went directly for Amari and Gully Bop’s juggulars. He was very outraged at the behaviors exhi... »

Dancehall Artiste Aidonia Shortens European Tour Due To Recent Tragedy

Dancehall Artiste Aidonia Shortens European Tour Due To Recent Tragedy

After receiving a honourable mention from Billboard Magazine for his ‘Project Sweat’ EP; Surpassing the three million mark on VEVO with ‘Nuh Boring Gal’ and his Chimney Records produced single ‘Nuh Man To Me Spliff’ topping a number of charts across the diaspora, dancehall star Aidonia though elated as decided to postponed the celebrations until a later date. Currently in Europe on a six weeks tou... »

Reggae Singer Nesbeth Sister Dies Just Months After His Wife’s Death

Reggae Singer Nesbeth Sister Dies Just Months After His Wife’s Death

Reggae singer Nesbeth is mourning the death of another one of his love ones, his sister. The “My Dream” singer broke the news on his Instagram page on Wednesday. “It too much fi one man bare,” he wrote. “Jah know my little sis drop short on the journey ? this morning. Many rivers to cross.” This is the second close family member for Nesbeth to have passed away since the start of the year. The sing... »

Rapper Troy Ave Arrested For Shooting At T.I. Concert In NYC (VIDEO)

Rapper Troy Ave Arrested For Shooting At T.I. Concert In NYC (VIDEO)

roy Ave was arrested by NYPD following the release of a video showing the rapper firing a hand gun at T.I. concert in New York City on Wednesday night. The surveillance video taken at the Irving Plaza shows Troy Ave walking into a room with people with a gun in his hand and firing at least one shot as people scatter. The rapper was reportedly chage for reckless endangerment, criminal use of a fire... »

Irie Dale Fr. Irie Jam Radio Pre Memorial Dar Round Robin @ Xpressions, Bronx Ny

Irie Dale Fr. Irie Jam Radio Pre Memorial Dar Round Robin @ Xpressions, Bronx Ny

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Flippa Mafia Sentencing Date Set For June 3

Flippa Mafia Sentencing Date Set For June 3

Flippa Mafia will know his fate on June 3. The dancehall star was found guilty of first-degree distribution of cocaine, as well as, second-degree conspiracy and money laundering. There was also a mistrial on his charge of leading a narcotics-trafficking network and a new trial will set for a later date. With these charges, Flippa Mafia, whose real name is Andrew Davis, is looking at up to 20 years... »

Former Don Dudus Turns to God pursuing a theology course in prison

Former Don Dudus Turns to God pursuing a theology course in prison

Six years ago, the tough-talking Camille ‘Sandy’ Coke was regarded as one of the most influential women of the troubled and poverty-stricken West Kingston community, where she and her siblings grew up. So, when the security forces were sent to execute an extradition warrant on her older brother, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, the former Tivoli Gardens strongman, in May 2010, she was among a number of p... »

Drake Claps Back At Mr. Vegas Diss ‘Y Fi Di Heads High

Drake Claps Back At Mr. Vegas Diss ‘Y Fi Di Heads High

Drake took a subliminal shot at Mr. Vegas after the dancehall star called him out for not crediting the genre on his album. Seems Mr Vegas is disgruntled about Drizzy’s use of dancehall on his album Views without properly crediting artists in the genre. MV basically calls Drake a fake for a number of reasons. But the Young Money rapper seems unbothered. “Thank you to Jewel Nightclub. Had to done o... »

Popcaan Threatens Mr. Vegas For Dissing Drake “OVO Unruly” (Explicit)

Popcaan Threatens Mr. Vegas For Dissing Drake “OVO Unruly” (Explicit)

Popcaan has not only threatened Mr. Vegas with violence but he also calls him out for going in on Drake. All true dancehall fans will know that Drake and Popcaan has a close friendship with the former Portmore Empire deejay even forming his own branch of OVO calls OVO Unruly. But Drizzy raised the eyebrow of Popcaan fans when he released his Views album last month and removing the “Unruly Boss” de... »

Over 400 Jamaicans denied entry to T&T since January 2015

Over 400 Jamaicans denied entry to T&T since January 2015

er 400 Jamaicans have been denied entry to the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago since January 2015, Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, indicated on Friday. During an address in the Senate, she said that Jamaica continues to push for implementation of plans for the improved treatment of Jamaicans who are denied entry to the fellow CARICOM state. Senator Johnson-Smith ... »

Man Tries To Commit Suicide By Feeding Himself To Lions

Man Tries To Commit Suicide By Feeding Himself To Lions

According to sources – A Chilean man tried to kill himself by throwing himself into a cage with African lions on Saturday. According to reports, the 20-year-old man took off his clothes and broke into the lionenclosure in the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo in Santiago, Chile. He was horribly mauled by the lions, who pounced and began to ‘play’ with him, and zoo keepers had to put down the two lions (on... »

Alkaline Dismisses Visa Woes Rumors Shows Still On

Alkaline Dismisses Visa Woes Rumors Shows Still On

Alkaline has stepped forward to dismiss recent rumors that his United States visa was cancelled resulting in cancelled shows. Earlier this week news surfaced that the “City” deejay became the latest dancehall act to have his work visa revoked over lyrics on a new single title “Save Yourself.” That single has yet to be surfaced. Alkaline’s sister/manager, Kereena Beckford, is dismissing those repor... »

Lady Saw Says No She Will Not Be Returning To Dancehall

Lady Saw Says No She Will Not Be Returning To Dancehall

Lady Saw is dismissing rumors that she will be making a grand return to dancehall despite being baptized  and giving her live to Christ. Rumors started circulating on social media since last week claiming that the former dancehall queen could be taking the stage at Reggae Sumfest as her former self, a hardcore dancehall diva. A rep for Saw told Urban Islandz that she will not be returning to dance... »

World 2nd Oldest Woman Violet Brown wants two more years

World 2nd Oldest Woman Violet Brown wants two more years

Jamaican supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown has thanked God for long life and expressed that she would love to live for two more years. The world’s second oldest person, Brown, affectionately called “Aunt V”, sat down with Loop News at her home in Duanvale, Trelawny this week. She is 116 years old. In the video, watch Brown reflect on life growing up in post-emancipation Jamaica, as the country re... »

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