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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... »

Comedian Majah Hype Arrested In Georgia For Felony Kidnapping & Battery Involving Ex-GF (Picture)

Comedian Majah Hype Arrested In Georgia For Felony Kidnapping & Battery Involving Ex-GF (Picture)

Majah Hype was arrested and placed in jail in Cobb County, Georgia, on Thursday night. A copy of the charge sheet released on the internet shows that the popular comedian, whose name is Joseph Nigel Theron, was booked around 9:30 PM on felony kidnapping charges, one count of simple battery, which is a misdemeanor, and felony terroristic threats. The document also shows that Majah Hype was born in ... »

Beenie Man Performed At Dwyane Wade’s 39th Birthday Celebration

Beenie Man Performed At Dwyane Wade’s 39th Birthday Celebration

Beenie Man helped Dwyane Wade celebrate his 39th birthday in dancehall style. Beenie Man is proving that age is just a number and that he is still a very much requested entertainer. The veteran deejay recently shared that he was invited to be a guest performer at retired NBA player Dwyane Wade’s birthday celebration yesterday, Sunday, January 17. Early this morning, January 18, Beenie Man shared a... »

Beenie Man & Krystal Tomlinson Announces Split: “This chapter on love is closed”

Beenie Man & Krystal Tomlinson Announces Split: “This chapter on love is closed”

Beenie Man and Krystal Tomlinson announced their breakup. Beenie Man  and Krystal Tomlinson are no longer together, as the politician and motivational speaker confirmed via her social media account that she has parted ways with the King of the Dancehall. They were previously engaged to be married and have a two-year-old daugther, Xiah. In January 2020, the couple had teased that they planned to ma... »

Mavado’s Son Dante Brooks’ Murder Trial Underway, Witnesses Cross-examined

Mavado’s Son Dante Brooks’ Murder Trial Underway, Witnesses Cross-examined

The verdict in the trial of Dante Brooks, the son of Dancehall Deejay Mavado, is expected to be handed down by the end of the month. Brooks’ Attorney-at-Law Peter Champagnie QC said the trial began on January 11, 2021, and is still in the prosecution stage. “The prosecution is still presenting its case, and the main witnesses are still being cross-examined. I can’t say for sure how long the trial ... »

Reggae Month 2021 Virtual Launch Sets For January 31

Reggae Month 2021 Virtual Launch Sets For January 31

Reggae Month 2021 is on despite the ongoing pandemic that has forced the cancellation of many similar events. Things look hopeful for the month-long celebration of one of Jamaica’s most famous creations. It will be organized by the Reggae Month Secretariat. That group is a collective of members from Jamaica’s ministries of tourism and culture, gender, entertainment and sports, and the Jamaica Regg... »

Dancehall Artiste Tommy Lee to face courts on Wednesday

Dancehall Artiste Tommy Lee to face courts on Wednesday

Attorney-at-law Donahue Martin, who along with Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson are representing dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta, has shared that their client did not appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday. “The short answer is the matter never went to court,” Martin told THE WEEKEND STAR. “The registrar called yesterday (Wednesday) to indic... »

Tony Rebel Announces Rebel Salute Going Virtual For 2021 Staging

Tony Rebel Announces Rebel Salute Going Virtual For 2021 Staging

The current coronavirus pandemic has forced many promoters around the world to get innovative. Many popular shows in Jamaica, like Reggae Sumfest and the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, have followed suit and added their own special touch. This will also be the case for the organizers of Rebel Salute. The show’s organizers, which is usually a two-day reggae festival, have officially announced t... »

Bob Marley’s Daughter Dismisses Reports Rita Marley Is Dead

Bob Marley’s Daughter Dismisses Reports Rita Marley Is Dead

Rita Marley is NOT dead. Sometimes the internet can be a friend, and other times it can be a foe used by others for clickbait as it spreads misinformation. Such was the case of an internet hoax claiming that Rita Marley, the widow of Reggae Legend, Bob Marley was dead. In fact, Mrs. Marley is alive and well, as her oldest daughter, Cedella, shared a heartwarming video of her mother being anything ... »

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... »

Usain Bolt Vibe With Girlfriend Kasi Bennet In Studio Amid Popcaan Beef

Usain Bolt Vibe With Girlfriend Kasi Bennet In Studio Amid Popcaan Beef

Usain Bolt turned his attention to his girlfriend and vibe with her in the studio amid a social media spat with Popcaan. Usain Bolt is a man of many talents, and he’s planning on perfecting every single one of them with his queen by his side. Bolt has long spoken about his love for music, and now that he is finally retired from the tracks and has tried his hands at football, he’s now focusing on t... »

Vybz Kartel’s Wife Shorty Shares PDA Photo On His 45th Birthday, “My husband birthday loading”

Vybz Kartel’s Wife Shorty Shares PDA Photo On His 45th Birthday, “My husband birthday loading”

Vybz Kartel celebrates his 45th birthday today (January 7) and judging from his wife Shorty’s recent posts on IG, it will be lit. Vybz Kartel might be in jail, but he is still receiving love from his baby mother and common-law wife, Tenesha “Shorty” Johnson, who is anticipating the Dancehall icon’s birthday on January 7, 2021. The two have been together for over a decade and share thre... »

Vybz Kartel And Fellow Inmates Goes on Hunger Strike Due to Abuse From Officers

Vybz Kartel And Fellow Inmates Goes on Hunger Strike Due to Abuse From Officers

The inmates of the St. Catherine Adult correctional facility, are currently protesting with a hunger strike, as many of them have reported cases of abuse by the police officers as well as unnecessary searching by the lawmen. The St. Catherine prison is the current location where Vybz Kartel, is being held, and it is being said that the cell block that he is on is one of those that have decided to ... »

Beenie Man Gets Court Date, Charged For Hosting Illegal Party

Beenie Man Gets Court Date, Charged For Hosting Illegal Party

Beenie Man is “that guy” as he has been charged with breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) that currently prohibits parties due to the coronavirus pandemic and breaching the Noise Abatement Act. The artiste appeared in a video on YouTube promoting a New Year’s party in St. Elizabeth and can be heard saying, “Yuh know say a New Year’s Eve and we affi ring in the New Year’s we don’t care... »

Cops Issued Summons For Beenie Man For Breaching DRMA With Illegal Party

Cops Issued Summons For Beenie Man For Breaching DRMA With Illegal Party

Beenie Man is reportedly wanted by the police for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA)- the law that has allowed the government to institute measures to stop social congregating, parties, and large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading. According to reports, the police have sent warnings to party promoters about promoting illegal entertainment events that breached the D... »

Fab 5, Flourgon To Perform at Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris’ Virtual inauguration

Fab 5, Flourgon To Perform at Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris’ Virtual inauguration

The Caribbean has not been left out of the celebrations for incoming United States Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. The well-known show band Fab 5 and popular 90s deejay Flourgon will join other artists from the Caribbean to perform at the Vice-President elect’s virtual inauguration party. The event, which is still being planned by the Caribbean American Action Network (CAAN), is carded to take... »

Lady Saw ‘Marion Hall’ Announces Dancehall Return Amid RT Boss & Mr. Vegas Beef

Lady Saw ‘Marion Hall’ Announces Dancehall Return Amid RT Boss & Mr. Vegas Beef

Lady Saw, who now goes by the name Marion Hall, has announced her return to dancehall amid a recent feud with RT Boss and Mr. Vegas. Ever since Minister Marion Hall decided to follow a new path and turn away from dancehall, fans have secretly been hoping for her return. They may get a little bit of a taste of the old Lady Saw as rumors have begun to float around that she intends to release a diss ... »

Nicholas Lall Claims Spice Wanted To Abort Son, Shares Baby Cham Story

Nicholas Lall Claims Spice Wanted To Abort Son, Shares Baby Cham Story

In a lengthy interview, Nicholas Lall did on social media, the father of Spice’s two children has not taken a DNA test yet, but he claims that he has doubts about the paternity of the children, who he says Spice wanted to abort when she got pregnant both times. In the interview, Nicholas Lall said Spice wanted to have abortions when she was pregnant, but he begged her not to. He also seems t... »

Popcaan Producer Dre Skull Buys $7 Million Mansion In Los Angeles

Popcaan Producer Dre Skull Buys $7 Million Mansion In Los Angeles

Dre Skull finishing the year on high by copping a $7 million mansion in Los Angeles. Any fan of Dancehall will be familiar with the work of dancehall music producer Dre Skull. He’s produced music for some of the top names in the genre like Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, and Beenie Man, to name a few. He’s also worked with American artists like Snoop Dogg and Lily Allen. He and Diplo have also produced a lo... »

Majah Hype Hints He’s Back With Kirby Amid Leaked Photos Of Him In Female Underwear

Majah Hype Hints He’s Back With Kirby Amid Leaked Photos Of Him In Female Underwear

Majah Hype left fans confused after hinting that he and Latisha Kirby are back together. Here lies a classic case of love conquering all, as it seems Majah Hype and Latisha Kirby are looking to mend fences and start anew. Could this be the epilogue of the nailbiting drama series Caribbean nationals have been locked into for the last couple of months? It all started after Kirby accused Majah Hype o... »

R. Kelly Gets September 2021 Trial Date In Chicago For Federal Sex Crimes

R. Kelly Gets September 2021 Trial Date In Chicago For Federal Sex Crimes

R. Kelly is set to stand trial in September 2021 in Chicago. R. Kelly will not be having a new trial anytime soon as his trial date has once again been rescheduled for later in the year 2021. The artist has been in prison for 17 months as hopes of a trial in 2020 had to be moved due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The date has been pushed back several times, and now his lawyer has agreed ... »

Nicholas Lall Lawyers Up To Fight Rape Allegations Made By DHQ Danger, OnStage & Danger Respond

Nicholas Lall Lawyers Up To Fight Rape Allegations Made By DHQ Danger, OnStage & Danger Respond

Nicholas Lall has hired a team of lawyers to defend him against allegations that he had raped a former Team Spice dancer DHQ Danger, who came out last week to say that Lall allegedly raped her while on a Europe tour that Spice was performing on. Lall had initially come on an Instagram live video with Nardo ‘RT Boss’ Smith in which he claimed that he did not give Danger oral sex, but rather he did ... »

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