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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... »

Anthony B Bringing One Love Concert To Israel and Gaza

Anthony B Bringing One Love Concert To Israel and Gaza

The Original Fireman Anthony B is planning a big intervention in the Israel-Palestine conflict, in February 2020. According to the Trelawny homeboy, he will intervene in the way he knows best, and that is via Reggae music concert in collaboration with some of his friends, including some who are from the Middle East. “One Love 2020 in Israel & Palestine/All I Know is Love JAH is love. I am plan... »

Drake To Donate Profits From Rock In Rio Merch To Protect Amazon Rainforest

Drake To Donate Profits From Rock In Rio Merch To Protect Amazon Rainforest

Drake and his official merchandise company, TourLife announced that they are donating all proceeds from his Rock in Rio t-shirt to the organization Amazon Conservation Team. Tourlife shared the news on Instagram posting a picture of the shirt with the caption, “Dropping tomorrow at 12PM PST/ 3PM EST on Tourlife.com to support local Amazonian communities on the front lines in the fight against fire... »

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... »

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... »

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement From Rap To Start Family With Kenneth Petty

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement From Rap To Start Family With Kenneth Petty

Nicki Minaj claims she is walking away from the music biz. Nicki Minaj tweeted Thursday afternoon that she is retiring to start a family just weeks after she announced she was working on a new album with an exclusive executive producer. It’s hard to say what drove the Queen Barb to decide to call it quits, but she has been hinting at wanting to get married to her current boyfriend Kenneth Petty fo... »

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. ... »

Charly Black Associate Dancehall Artiste Buck 1 Shot Dead

Charly Black Associate Dancehall Artiste Buck 1 Shot Dead

Charly Black associate Buck 1 was shot and killed yesterday. Dancehall deejay Buck 1 of Charly Black‘s Team Unstoppable was shot and killed in Parry Town, Ocho Rios yesterday morning (Aug. 26, 2019). The story is still developing, the artiste and another man were both shot and killed. The other man has been identified as 35-year-old Kemar Thomas, also of Parry Town, St Ann, and a Clarendon address... »

Dancehall Sensation Koffee Featured On President Obama 2019 Summer Playlist

Dancehall Sensation Koffee Featured On President Obama 2019 Summer Playlist

“Gratitude is a must!!!” Koffee scored another W. Former United States President Barack Obama posted a his Summer Playlist on his Twitter page today. The highly anticipated playlist consists of songs he and his wife Michelle Obama have been listening to throughout the summer, and reggae/dancehall sensation, Koffee, made the cut. The playlist consists of songs new and old, all the way from Hip Hop/... »

Dancehall Artiste Spice Pleads With Jamaica PM Andrew Holness To Legalize ‘Bad Words’ In Dancehall

Dancehall Artiste Spice Pleads With Jamaica PM Andrew Holness To Legalize ‘Bad Words’ In Dancehall

Spice wants Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness to legalize the use of “bad words” in dancehall because it’s holding back the culture. Earlier this month we published two articles detailing Popcaan and Bounty Killer’s outcry for lifting the ban the Jamaican Government has on profanity in dancehall . In Jamaica, whenever an artist is performing, they have to ensure that there is no profanit... »

Queen Of Dancehall Spice Shed Tears As Chaos Erupts At Back To School Treat

Queen Of Dancehall Spice Shed Tears As Chaos Erupts At Back To School Treat

Spice was moved to tears on Tuesday at her annual back to school treat. The Queen of Dancehall has apologized profusely for the chaos that took place during her Back-to-school treat today, acknowledging that she had underestimated the turnout would have been so massive. Spice was in for a surprise when she staged her back-to-school treat on Tuesday at the Marverly Gospel Hall in Kingston, which sh... »

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