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Dancehall Reacts To Vybz Kartel Appeal Verdict, Fans Blast Attorney

Dancehall Reacts To Vybz Kartel Appeal Verdict, Fans Blast Attorney

The dancehall community is reacting to Vybz Kartel losing his appeal case, and some fans are now blasting his defense attorney, Valerie Neita-Robertson. Social Media erupted last night when it was announced to the public that the results of Vybz Kartel appeal would be revealed on Friday, April 3, 2020. Fans went crazy, predicting the best outcome and how they would react if the deejay were release... »

Vybz Kartel Loses His Appeal To Overturn Murder Conviction

Vybz Kartel Loses His Appeal To Overturn Murder Conviction

Vybz Kartel suffered a crushing defeat as the Appeal Court handed down its verdict today. The day has finally come for Vybz Kartel to hear his fate, and though his appeal was basically denied, he might be out sooner than initially thought. Attorney for incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel was on the receiving end of a vital phone call today from the Court of Appeal. According to the judge, he is allowi... »

Vybz Kartel Appeal Verdict To Be Handed Down On Friday, Dancehall Icon Upbeat

Vybz Kartel Appeal Verdict To Be Handed Down On Friday, Dancehall Icon Upbeat

Incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel will hopefully be a free man soon. Breaking news interrupted our typical day to announce that there has finally been some development in Vybz Kartel’s appeal case. The deejay is reportedly scheduled to appear in court tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. to hear the final verdict. It has been a long-awaited decision for the dancehall star who stood trial for ... »

Jamaica Reggae Radio Irie FM Goes Off Air, Owes $35 Million In Royalties

Jamaica Reggae Radio Irie FM Goes Off Air, Owes $35 Million In Royalties

Famed reggae radio station Irie FM is currently off the air. Irie FM is one of Jamaica’s leading radio stations whose mantra is fixated on the promotion of authentic reggae music. Sadly some listeners, both users of the FM band and those who connect through the station’s paid platform reported hours of dead air, which resulted from an internal strike. The strike was initiated on Tuesday evening fo... »

Vybz Kartel Prison Cell Raided, Cellphone Recovered, Facing Solitary Confinement

Vybz Kartel Prison Cell Raided, Cellphone Recovered, Facing Solitary Confinement

Vybz Kartel found himself in serious trouble after correctional officers searched his prison cell and uncovered a cellphone, which is a banned item. Vybz Kartel fans are running to his defense as authorities launched an investigation following news that he was live on Instagram. It’s no surprise that “Kartel” was trending on Twitter all of last night. What else would you expect after the incarcera... »

Dancehall Icon Elephant Man Charged For Lying About COVID-19, Faces Jail Time

Dancehall Icon Elephant Man Charged For Lying About COVID-19, Faces Jail Time

Elephant Man is looking at some possible jail time for lying to Immigration about COVID-19 A few days ago, dancehall deejay Elephant Man took to social media to share his side of the story about what happened at the Sangsters International airport that eventually led to him being sought after by the Minister of Health and law enforcement. Elephant Man also apologized profusely in his videos for fa... »

Foota Hype Remains Incarcerated In Florida, Relocated To New Prison

Foota Hype Remains Incarcerated In Florida, Relocated To New Prison

Foota Hype is still incarcerated in the United States. Apart from being a dancehall disc jockey, Foota Hype is also known for his regular social media commentary on the hot topic floating around in the news, especially when it involved Jamaicans. The latter is one of those things that has surely been missed by his social media followers since he was arrested by United States Immigration and Custom... »

Dancehall Icon Elephant Man Apologize For Lying To Immigration About Coronavirus

Dancehall Icon Elephant Man Apologize For Lying To Immigration About Coronavirus

Dancehall artiste Oneal Byran, better known as Elephant Man, is currently being investigated on the basis of false declaration to immigration, following his return to Jamaica. A whistleblower in the form of an immigration worker sounded the alarm to the public by releasing a recording describing what the Elephant Man allegedly did. The public immediately called out the deejay for his actions, prom... »

Carnival in Jamaica postponed to October

Carnival in Jamaica postponed to October

Jamaica’s carnival celebrations have been postponed by six months to October as a safety measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the island. Kamal Bankay, Chairman of the Carnival in Jamaica stakeholders committee, made the announcement on Friday, after the number of COVID-19 cases in the island quadrupled overnight to eight. Bankay said the road march, originally s... »

Dancehall Veteran Lady G To Release Tell-All Book

Dancehall Veteran Lady G To Release Tell-All Book

Dancehall veteran, Lady G, is carrying out the finishing touches on her tell-all book chronicling her 30-year musical journey, which is set to be released before the end of this year. According to Lady G, the book, which has no definitive title or release date as yet, will reveal what she describes as the “good and bad side” of the music business. Nevertheless, she says she wants readers to walk a... »

‘Irie Jam, New York’ Reggae Mission

‘Irie Jam, New York’ Reggae Mission

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer Roy “DJ Roy” Walters of Irie Jam Radio (third from left) with (from left) Kabaka Pyramid, Christopher Ellis and Vershon at Tuff Gong studios in Kingston. Irie Jam Radio conducted a series of artiste interviews as part of its Reggae Month activities in Jamaica. A four-man team from Irie Jam Radio in Queens, New York, visited Jamaica in February to report on... »

Pharrell Williams Recording New Music With Buju Banton In Jamaica

Pharrell Williams Recording New Music With Buju Banton In Jamaica

Pharrell Williams and Buju Banton might have some new music on the way. The late 90s and the early 2000s were glorious times for both hip hop and dancehall music. Big facts. The era produced timeless tracks that are still bumping in the clubs to this day. While the artistes are the ones who are usually praised in the public domain, it is the early grunt work of other persons such as the producers ... »

Rapper Lil Kim Reportedly Had MORE Surgery On Her Face & Body (Pics)

Rapper Lil Kim Reportedly Had MORE Surgery On Her Face & Body (Pics)

Rap superstar Lil Kim recently underwent a series of new plastic surgery procedures, according to new social media reports. And yesterday, MTO News obtained pics of Lil Kim’s new and improved face and body. Social media reports say that Kim recently had a Brazilian Butt Lift, and some new lip injections. Lil Kim, real name Kimberly Denise Jones, is one of the greatest female rappers in histo... »

Machel Montano Got Married To Longtime Girlfriend Renee Butcher

Machel Montano Got Married To Longtime Girlfriend Renee Butcher

Soca superstar Machel Montano invited thousands of fans to watch him get married in a grand finale concert. Machel Montano is well known for his annual concert event in Trinidad called Machel Monday. The exciting yearly extravaganza that has been ongoing for the last decade came to a ceremonious close this week when Machel hosted the final staging and ended with a wedding on stage in front of his ... »

Amari ‘surrenders life to Christ’, says she’s done with Gully Bop

Amari ‘surrenders life to Christ’, says she’s done with Gully Bop

Social media personality Amari “DJ Mona Lisa”,  known for her tumultuous relationship with dancehall star Gully Bop, is calling it quits with the deejay. Why? She has given her life to Christ. “I am over Gully Bop. He is not trustworthy but I will always care about him,” she said. She got baptised over two months ago after going through a particularly rough patch in her life. “I ... »

Bounty Killer Donates $250K To Dancehall Pioneer Junior Byles Suffering From Mental Illness

Bounty Killer Donates $250K To Dancehall Pioneer Junior Byles Suffering From Mental Illness

ounty Killer appeared OnStage with Winford Williams where he donated $250K to dancehall pioneer Junior Byles, through his . During his time on-air, the veteran dancehall artist talked about a very important issue that is often neglected among the fortunate – giving back. Bounty Killer brought along with him to the TV interview, famous old school reggae artist Junior Byles. The reggae singer who is... »

Spragga Benz Says Cops Constantly Harassed Him After His Son’s Murder

Spragga Benz Says Cops Constantly Harassed Him After His Son’s Murder

Veteran Dancehall artiste Spragga Benz has explained the reason why he has maintained a low profile on Jamaica’s music scene over the last several years. According to the 50-year-old, since the killing of his son in 2008, he became very uncomfortable with the events that took place in the wake of that event, noting that he felt his life was in danger. “Career did always alright. Mi did just haffi ... »

Story Of Vybz Kartel Getting Freed By Appeal Court Is A Hoax

Story Of Vybz Kartel Getting Freed By Appeal Court Is A Hoax

Vybz Kartel is not yet a free man, so the story that has been circulating is a hoax. The dancehall deejay’s attorney is dispelling rumors that the DEEJAY’S APPEAL VERDICT has already arrived in his favor. Over the last few days, rumors have been circulating that the “Any Weather” deejay had come out of the other side of the storm. People received false reports through the grapevine that his ... »

Koffee Says Kendrick Lamar Collab Is On The Way

Koffee Says Kendrick Lamar Collab Is On The Way

Does Koffee have a new collaboration in the works with Kendrick Lamar? Rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest artists in his genre and of his time. Many other artists, both young and old, aspire to work with the “Loyalty” rapper at some point in their career, and Jamaica’s 19-year-old koffee is no different. The reggae artiste recently said in an interview that she has met Kendrick Lamar and... »

Bob Marley’s Classic “Redemption Song” Gets New Visual On His 75th Birthday

Bob Marley’s Classic “Redemption Song” Gets New Visual On His 75th Birthday

Bob Marley would’ve been 75 years old, if he was still alive. The new animated video for Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” which was released by his estate yesterday, has been receiving rave reviews from fans of the Reggae legend, who would have turned 75 today. The images featured in the video were drawn by French artists Octave Marsal and Theo De Gueltzl, to aid in telling the song’s story o... »

Dancehall Legend Bounty Killer Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

Dancehall Legend Bounty Killer Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

Bounty Killer seems to be on a mission to help in curbing domestic violence, by reaching out to Jamaican men with a well-reasoned message. The Poor People Governor posted a minute-long video on his Instagram page recently where he tackled the social problem which been plaguing Jamaica for years but further highlighted by a spate of murder-suicides and killings of women by enraged ex-lovers, over t... »

Nicki Minaj Brother Jelani Maraj Sentence 25 Years To Life For Rape

Nicki Minaj Brother Jelani Maraj Sentence 25 Years To Life For Rape

Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for child rape. Niky Minaj’s elder brother has been in and out of court for the last four years after being arrested in December 2015 on child rape charges. The shocking charges stemmed from allegations that he sexually assaulted his 11-year-old stepdaughter at the time. The disturbing details emerged during the 2... »

Koffee Creates History, Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy

Koffee Creates History, Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy

Koffee just made history by becoming the youngest solo act and only female ever to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. The day we all knew would come is finally here, and Jamaica is celebrating a huge win for one of its biggest superstars. Koffee, whose real name is Mikayla Simpson, just won her first Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album for her “Rapture” EP. The 19-year-old reggae star is ... »

Dancehall Dancer Bumpa Died Performing Dangerous Acrobatic Stunt

Dancehall Dancer Bumpa Died Performing Dangerous Acrobatic Stunt

Popular dancehall dancer Bumpa lost her life after a dangerous stunt went horribly wrong. The dancehall community is mourning the death of another of its members. Popular street dancer Bumpa died on Thursday (January 23, 2020) after sustaining serious injuries to her neck while performing a dangerous acrobatic dance move. Video footage of the incident has been circulating on social media since yes... »

Former Queen Of Dancehall Lady Saw Building Massive Church

Former Queen Of Dancehall Lady Saw Building Massive Church

Marion Hall, formerly Lady Saw, is building a massive church as she gets ready to start preaching. Marion Hall, previously known as the Queen of dancehall Lady Saw is on her mission to spread the word of God all over Jamaica, and she has recently landed equipment to help her on the journey. The evangelist was speaking to the Jamaican Star when she revealed her plans and progress since leaving the ... »

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