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Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Koffee, Shenseea Performing At BET Hip Hop Awards

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Koffee, Shenseea Performing At BET Hip Hop Awards

Reggae and dancehall artists are taking over the BET Hip Hop Awards stage tonight. The 20th annual BET Hip Hop Awards will be simulcasted tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 27). Hosted by the trio of comedians who go by the moniker 85 South, the show is slated to feature a lengthy list of performers, including some from the dancehall music category. BET announced on its official social media pages that we can... »

Beenie Man Explains Why He Collapsed At Mother’s Funeral, “My heart broke and I Blocked out”

Beenie Man Explains Why He Collapsed At Mother’s Funeral, “My heart broke and I Blocked out”

Beenie Man is speaking out amidst collapsing at his mother’s funeral. Dancehall veteran Beenie Man has had a rough few weeks. After losing his mother to long-term critical illness, the deejay had to help coordinate the funeral, where his exhaustion seemed to had reached full capacity causing him to faint. Today he offered a brief explanation and his gratitude to fans on social media. Taking to Ins... »

Reggae Singer George Nooks re-arrested on Cocaine Charge

Reggae Singer George Nooks re-arrested on Cocaine Charge

Jamaican Gospel Reggae singer George Nooks is left feeling some type of way after being arrested again last Thursday on charges stemming from back in 2017 when he was initially arrested. Nook was taken before the court last week on cocaine and perverting the course of justice related charges. This comes as a surprise to many as the 59-year-old was was earlier declared not guilty. George Nooks’ att... »

Heartbreaking, Beenie Man Rushed To Hospital After Fainting At Mother’s Graveside

Heartbreaking, Beenie Man Rushed To Hospital After Fainting At Mother’s Graveside

Beenie Man was taken to a hospital after fainting at his late mother’s graveside. The dancehall icon, along with other members of his family and close friends, gathered in St Elizabeth on Sunday for his mother’s funeral service, but it didn’t go all smooth. Sources told Urban Islandz that Beenie Man was visibly emotional during the entire funeral proceedings and was subsequently overcome with grie... »

Capleton Opens Up About Losing Mother, Why He Won’t Do Verzuz With Sizzla

Capleton Opens Up About Losing Mother, Why He Won’t Do Verzuz With Sizzla

Capleton doesn’t care for a Verzuz appearance though fans have been pining for the reggae star to face off with Buju Banton or Sizzla. If you’ve fantasized about seeing Capleton on Verzuz, it’s not gonna happen. Amidst his latest releases, the veteran reggae artiste says he is focused more on spreading positive messages than he is on clash culture. In a recent interview with The STAR, he said, “We... »

Sean Paul Details His Personal Struggles With Drug Addict Father

Sean Paul Details His Personal Struggles With Drug Addict Father

Sean Paul is opening up about his torturous past with his father. International dancehall star Sean Paul has always had to prove himself to his own local audience more than his international fans. The culture in dancehall music often glorifies those who come from a certain type of ‘struggle’ and consider them to be more authentic artistes. Since Sean has always been considered an ‘uptown’ lad, for... »

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 ... »

Dancehall Star Kemar Highcon ‘Sauce Boss’ Welcomes Baby Boy

Dancehall Star Kemar Highcon ‘Sauce Boss’ Welcomes Baby Boy

Dancehall artiste Kemar Highcon added more sauce to his life recently by becoming one of the latest entertainers to be blessed with a newborn baby. The artiste who is best known for his songs “So Saucy” and “Talk Bout” gave fans and co-workers something to talk about nearly a day ago when he posted a sweet photo of himself dressed him a hoodie, holding who everyone assumes is his precious little s... »

Vybz Kartel & Shawn Storm Granted Leave To Appeal Murder Case In UK’s Privy Council

Vybz Kartel & Shawn Storm Granted Leave To Appeal Murder Case In UK’s Privy Council

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm and their other two accused were granted leave to appeal to UK’s Privy Council. Vybz Kartel born Adidja Palmer, and his co-accused, Shawn ‘Storm’ Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones, scored a major win in the Court of Appeal on Friday when a judge granted them leave to take their case to the Privy Council. This is an important hurdle for the dancehall legend, who ... »

Beenie Man Thank Fans, Fellow Dancehall Artists For Support Amid Mother’s Death

Beenie Man Thank Fans, Fellow Dancehall Artists For Support Amid Mother’s Death

Beenie Man is thanking his fans, and fellow dancehall acts for supporting him following his mother’s death. The dancehall icon deleted all his posts on Instagram almost immediately after getting the news that his mother had passed. Sources told Urban Islandz that The Doc took her passing very hard since they were very close. Thankfully, he has been getting an outpouring of support from his million... »

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... »

Beenie Man Not Arrested Despite Reports He Breached COVID-19 Law

Beenie Man Not Arrested Despite Reports He Breached COVID-19 Law

Beenie Man is not in police custody despite recent reporting. Legendary dancehall deejay Beenie Man is now enduring one of the greatest emotional sufferings one can bear, the death of his mother, Lileth Sewel. It is believed that Sewell, who is also affectionately called ‘Mama Lilieth, succumbed to the effects of a stroke that she suffered sometime last year. As if that wasn’t enough, there are no... »

COVID-19: Organisers pull the plug on Carnival in Jamaica 2020

COVID-19: Organisers pull the plug on Carnival in Jamaica 2020

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that Carnival in Jamaica organisers will forego its annual road march and related activities until April 11, 2021. In a news release late Friday evening, Bartlett expressed: “As the country enters the community transmission phase of the COVID-19 virus, we strongly believe it is in the best interest of our people, to forego hosting our annual carnival ... »

Dancehall Artiste Rygin King Shares His Recovery From Gunshot Wounds, Hit The Studio

Dancehall Artiste Rygin King Shares His Recovery From Gunshot Wounds, Hit The Studio

Ryging King Shares with us his recovery from being shot as he hits the studio for new music. Dancehall artiste Ryging King was attacked by gunmen on June 28, 2020, Westmoreland in broad day light. The gunfire left one other man nursing gunshot wounds and the singer’s girlfriend dead. However, the singjay was extremely lucky not to face the same fate. Nearly a week ago, he announced in an IG post t... »

Usain Bolt Breaks Silence On Police Investigation Over COVID Party, Claims “Scapegoat”

Usain Bolt Breaks Silence On Police Investigation Over COVID Party, Claims “Scapegoat”

Usain Bolt says he’s being used a scapegoat amid police investigation into his birthday party where he might’ve contracted COVID-19. Since the firestorm around his surprise birthday party weeks ago, Usain Bolt has been laying low and resting up after contracting the coronavirus. But the life of the most prolific athlete alive doesn’t slow down for long, and the ‘greatest of all time’ was spotted j... »

Beenie Man Mourning Death Of His Mother, Bounty Killer, Swizz Beatz Shows Support

Beenie Man Mourning Death Of His Mother, Bounty Killer, Swizz Beatz Shows Support

Grammy Award-winning dancehall artist Beenie Man has lost his mother. Beenie Man’s mother passed away after months of battling a critical illness. In July, Beenie Man beseeched his supporters to keep his mother in their prayers. She was bed-ridden in the hospital after suffering a series of strokes. While the dancehall icon seemed to already be preparing for the worst at the time, his spirits were... »

Reggae Pioneers Toots Hibbert Of ‘Toots And The Maytals’ Dead At 77

Reggae Pioneers Toots Hibbert Of ‘Toots And The Maytals’ Dead At 77

Iconic reggae singer Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert has died at age 77. Toots Hibbert from the famous reggae group Toots and the Maytals met his demise on Friday, September 11 after weeks in the hospital. According to reports, the man who popularized the term “reggae” when his band released the song “Do The Reggay” in the ’60s had been battling colon cancer for months. His family announced his death ea... »

Dancehall Producer JBad Shot and Killed In Kingston, Jamaica

Dancehall Producer JBad Shot and Killed In Kingston, Jamaica

JBad, the Jamaican dancehall music producer known as J1 Production, was shot dead. Multiple media outlets are reporting that young dancehall producer and artiste JBad whose aliases include JJ and Yung Cezr, has passed away. While the details surrounding the events leading up to his death are scarce, he was shot and killed, according to rumors circulating online. JBad is most commonly known for wor... »

Dancehall Veteran Major Mackerel Leg Amputated

Dancehall Veteran Major Mackerel Leg Amputated

Dancehall veteran Makor Mackerel leg has been amputated. Two of the biggest songs coming out of Jamaica in the 1980s were “Pretty Looks Done” and “Dutty Bungle.” Both songs were done at the peak of Major Mackerel’s career and featured his traditional squeals and shrieks that the artist is widely known for. Despite an undeniable love from dancehall fans, Mackerel, who frequents both New York and Ja... »

Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert Hospitalize In Intensive Care, Got Tested For COVID-19

Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert Hospitalize In Intensive Care, Got Tested For COVID-19

Prayers up for reggae icon Toots Hibbert who is currently fighting for his life in the hospital. Cases of the deadly coronavirus have been rapidly increasing in Jamaica over the last couple of weeks. It is now being speculated that International reggae star, 77-year-old Toots Hibbert, may have been one of the latest contractors. The news coming out Hibbert’s camp is that the star is now in intensi... »

R. Kelly Attacked And Beaten In Prison Forcing Lockdown, Lawyer Demands Release

R. Kelly Attacked And Beaten In Prison Forcing Lockdown, Lawyer Demands Release

R. Kelly was allegedly beaten up by a fellow inmate in prison, and now his attorney is demanding his release. R&B singer R Kelly was reportedly on the receiving end of a beatdown in the detention facility where he is being held. Kelly, who has been incarcerated for over a year now, got a rude awakening in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. According to TMZ, Kelly was ... »

Usain Bolt Under Police Investigation, PM Andrew Holness Shutters Entertainment Industry Over COVID

Usain Bolt Under Police Investigation, PM Andrew Holness Shutters Entertainment Industry Over COVID

Usain Bolt is currently under police investigation as the Jamaican government shutters the entertainment industry over rising COVID-19 cases. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Usain Bo;t’s recent birthday party after the retired athlete, and ambassador tested positive for COVID -19 . The breakfast bash, which featured a host of big names including Raheen Sterling, Chris ... »

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther Star, Dead At 43 From Cancer, Celebrities Reacts

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther Star, Dead At 43 From Cancer, Celebrities Reacts

Chadwick Boseman is dead at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman is best known as the actor who led one of the most successful films in history, Black Panther, to Box Office success. The famed actor, who played King T’Challa in the hit film, has been quietly battling colon cancer since 2016, and even while filming the movie. His family released a statement late Frida... »

Tufton confirms Usain Bolt tested positive for COVID-19

Tufton confirms Usain Bolt tested positive for COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed that the COVId-19 test result for sprint star Usain Bolt has returned positive and he has been formally notified. Tufton, who was responding to a question at a virtual press briefing a short while ago, said the authorities have initiated contact tracing. Bolt, who celebrated his 34th birthday with a lavish par... »

Koffee & Popcaan Adds Dancehall Flavor To Barack Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist

Koffee & Popcaan Adds Dancehall Flavor To Barack Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist

Koffee and Popcaan are among a diverse list of musicians on Barack Obama’s 2020 summer playlist. It’s that time of year again when the former president of the United States Barack Obama unveils his summer music playlist. It seems Jamaican lyricist Koffee has become a regular on the compilation, and this year Popcaan entered the prestigious list with a hit from his new album. Among the songs that m... »

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