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Shaggy Details How Jamaica’s Homophobic Label Hurt His Career Overseas

Shaggy Details How Jamaica’s Homophobic Label Hurt His Career Overseas

Shaggy says Jamaica’s reputation as a homophobic country led to him being barred from a television network album promotion of one of his projects with British musician Sting. Speaking on a Sound Chat Radio interview that explored the link between dancehall music and criminality on the island, Shaggy said the TV network had a problem with him because of the misconceived notion of Jamaica The “It Wa... »

Icon Rapper DMX is dead

Icon Rapper DMX is dead

Rap icon DMX has died. After a week of being on life support, DMX has passed, his family confirmed via a statement. Last night rumors of his death started spreading on social media, but that was cleared up by his manager, who assured us that he was still on life support. Nevertheless, this morning TMZ reported that he had multiple organ failures forcing his family to make a difficult decision to t... »

Dancehall Legend Sister Charmaine Dies At Age 54

Dancehall Legend Sister Charmaine Dies At Age 54

Dancehall legend Sister Charmaine has died. Reggae/dancehall has lost another icon as veteran artiste Sister Charmaine passed away. Sources confirmed that the legendary dancehall singer, who suffered from asthma, died peacefully in her sleep this morning. She was credited with being one of the first female deejays to use more vulgar lyrics and was considered a pioneer when it came to holding her o... »

Reneto Adams, 5 former colleague lawmen and families, banned from US

Reneto Adams, 5 former colleague lawmen and families, banned from US

Former tough-talking and feared Senior Superintendent of Police, the controversial Reneto DeCordova Adams, and five other cops who were part of the now -disbanded Crime Management Unit (CMU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), along with their immediate family members, have been banned from entering the United States. The former cops are among 17 officials and family members of foreign govern... »

Jamaican-born nurse first to receive COVID vaccine in New York

Jamaican-born nurse first to receive COVID vaccine in New York

A 52-year-old Jamaican-born nurse was the first person to get the COVID-19 vaccine in New York as the biggest vaccination campaign in US history kicked off Monday with health workers rolling up their sleeves for shots to protect them from the deadly coronavirus. It was a day of optimism even as the United States’ death toll closed in on 300,000. “I feel hopeful today. Relieved,” critical car... »

Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris said fully aware of Jamaican, Caribbean agenda

Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris said fully aware of Jamaican, Caribbean agenda

BY HAROLD G BAILEY Observer writer NEW YORK, United States — Fears that United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is not making much of her Jamaican heritage and might be unaware of Caribbean community hopes are unfounded, a leading Diaspora spokesman has said. Member of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Council, Wayne Golding said the history-making Harris and her surrogates had met wit... »

Majah Hype’s Estranged Wife Says He Abused Her For Years In Tearful Tell-All

Majah Hype’s Estranged Wife Says He Abused Her For Years In Tearful Tell-All

In a lengthy Instagram post, the wife of comedian Majah Hype alleges that she has been battered and abused by the comedian during their relationship. In her #WomenWednesday chat with her fans, she laid bare the shocking abuse allegations in an emotional speech. Majah Hype last week suffered a mild heart attack and was hospitalized. . He later revealed that the cause of his heart attack was because... »

Majah Hype Reveals His Hospitalization Was Due To Mild Heart Attack

Majah Hype Reveals His Hospitalization Was Due To Mild Heart Attack

Many fans thought that Majah Hype, the Caribbean comedian, was hospitalized because of the coronavirus, but it turns out he actually suffered a mild heart attack. Earlier this week, Hype shared with fans that he had been hospitalized in Atlanta following an illness. At first, he didn’t reveal what the illness was, so many fans assumed he had been struck with the deadly virus. Majah Hype kept his f... »

VP Records Teams With The Jamaican Gov To Fight Human Trafficking Through Music

VP Records Teams With The Jamaican Gov To Fight Human Trafficking Through Music

Human trafficking continues to plague nations of the world and is a serious problem that governments around the world are actively fighting. With this in mind, VP Records has partnered with Jamaica’s National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) to raise awareness about the issue. The campaign has a reggae medley called “Shadows After Dark,” which pleads with people to be aware of ... »

Sean Paul Finally Addresses Bizarre Beef With DMX

Sean Paul Finally Addresses Bizarre Beef With DMX

Sean Paul is finally addressing his bizarre age old beef with DMX. Back in 2005, American rapper DMX explained that his beef with Jamaican artiste Sean Paul was possibly responsible for his dislike of reggae music. Now 15 years later, Sean Paul is speaking on the matter, explaining to The Fix and their listeners what he thinks caused the rift between him and X. Sean actually explained that he was ... »

Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole Will Have To Wait Another Year For Release From Prison

Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole Will Have To Wait Another Year For Release From Prison

Bobby Shmurda was denied parole sending shock waves throughout the hip hop community. Bobby Shmurda was dealt a massive blow in court today as his parole was denied. There is no word yet on why the New York rapper was denied parole, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but TMZ reported that he went before a parole board last week when he learned his fate. This means that Shmurda will have... »

Jamaican Appointed New Head Of NYPD Special Victims Unit

Jamaican Appointed New Head Of NYPD Special Victims Unit

Jamaican Michael King, a deputy inspector in the New York Police Department (NYPD), has been elevated to head the department’s Special Victims Unit (SVU). As head of the specialised unit that deals with sex crimes, domestic violence and child abuse, King will oversee some 300 investigators. He brings a unique background to his new position, as not only is he a police officer but also a forensic nu... »

New York Radio Pioneer Gil Bailey dies from COVID-19

New York Radio Pioneer Gil Bailey dies from COVID-19

NEW YORK, United States — Veteran Broadcaster and Radio personality, Gil Bailey died in the United States this morning. His death was a result of the coronavirus, multiple sources have confirmed. Bailey, who with his wife Pat hosted the Gil and Pat Bailey show was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican Government. He is credited with paving the way for many of those in Radio here in New ... »

Irie Dale And Furniture Dale Back To School Give Back @ Peoples Choice Furniture

Irie Dale And Furniture Dale Back To School Give Back @ Peoples Choice Furniture

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Dancehall Dancing King Ding Dong Gets Honored By New York City

Dancehall Dancing King Ding Dong Gets Honored By New York City

Dancer turned deejay Ding Dong hasn’t looked back since becoming an artiste, and the proof is in the hits. Since songs like “Man A Gyallis,” he has steadily built his catalog which has seen him on Dancehall’s Biggest stages both locally and internationally. It is valuable to note that Ding Dong did all this by producing clean, positive music aimed at making the people dance. The people have been d... »