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SPICE CALLS D’ANGEL UNGRATEFUL HYPOCRITE

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Spice went on Instagram live Saturday and dished out some scorching hot tea. The Dancehall entertainer was hosting her weekly Question and Answer session dubbed ‘Genie Saturdays’ on IG and YouTube with her Team Spice dancers when a fan asked her about doing a collaboration with Pamputtae. Spice who first stated …

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TOMMY LEE SPARTA RELEASES FIRST SONG AFTER LOTTERY SCAM TRIAL VICTORY

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Tommy Lee Sparta is already back to business after recent legal victory. Just days after the Gothic Dancehall entertainer was cleared of all Lottery Scamming-related charges, Sparta has released a brand new single titled “Born Wicked.” The gritty track is featured on the new “Fire Pin Riddim” produced by Donjay’s Highdon Entertainment. Tommy …

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TEEJAY DISS POPCAAN ONCE MORE

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Montego Bay-based entertainer Teejay took jabs at Popcaan on Saturday while defending his longtime friendship with Mavado. The “Uptop Boss” deejay who is currently in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with Mavado, uploaded a radio interview with the Gully Gad praising his talents as a newcomer in the industry. A Dancehall fan …

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SHOW US SOME RESPECT! TANYA STEPHENS LASHES OUT AT BAD PROMOTERS

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Reggae singer Tanya Stephens, says promoters should show artistes more respect when they book them for shows. The entertainer was speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR following her performance at Unruly Fest in St Thomas last Saturday. “A lot of the good shows are dying out and I’m going to tell …

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JADA KINGDOM GIVES FANS CHRISTMAS GIFT

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This holiday season, Jada Kingdom kept up with her tradition by once again completely ignoring music industry standards. Music distributors customarily avoid Christmas Day, as the average consumer is preoccupied with consuming food and spending quality family time. Not Ms Kingdom. For the second Christmas in a row, the young …

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RYGIN KING, TEEJAY AND GOVANA LEAD THE PACK AT GT TAYLOR SHOW

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It was all musical excitement in the wee hours of Wednesday morning when the red-hot trio of Rygin King, Teejay and Govana, alongside the veteran Beenie Man, created a lyrical firestorm to end the 2018 edition of the GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza in a blaze of glory at the Luana …

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KARTEL CONTINUES TO BE THE LEADING ENTERTAINER IN JAMAICA

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Despite being locked up since September 2011, dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel continues to be the leading entertainer in Jamaica, based on YouTube streaming data. The World Boss, who is serving a life sentence for murder, is the most streamed artiste in Kingston, over the past 12 months. With 25.4 million …

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UNRULY FEST BRINGS GOOD VIBES

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St Thomas has often been referred to as the forgotten parish, but on Saturday night into Sunday morning, the parish took centre stage as it hosted the inaugural Unruly Fest. Spearheaded by a son of the soil, the event brought out thousands of patrons even amid the unfavourable weather conditions. …

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MASICKA IS ALREADY READY FOR A “NEW YEAR”

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It seems that Masicka is already ready for a ‘New Year’, despite already putting himself in deejay of the year contention in 2018. If Masicka is even more prepared for 2019 that he was for 2018, we are about to see something historic. Masicka has managed to cement himself as …

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POPCAAN MOURNS SHAGEL

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It was the first time he was publicly addressing the death of his close friend Shagel, and entertainer Popcaan had to fight back tears as he paid tribute to a man he described as more than a friend. Sporting a T-shirt bearing the image of his fallen friend, Popcaan shared …

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POPCAAN SIGNED TO DRAKE’S OVO

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Two Thousand and nineteen will mark new beginnings for entertainer Popcaan. The ‘Unruly Boss’ is slated to officially become the newest member of Drake’e OVO entertainment camp in the new year. Drake, who was making his performance debut in Jamaica, made the revelation during his set at the inaugural Unruly …

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MACKA DIAMOND DISS SPICE, SHENSEEA, AND ISHAWNA

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Macka Diamond is sick and tired of Dancehall trolls comparing her to other women in the industry. On Thursday, the veteran entertainer uploaded a viral meme which questioned who was the best looking woman in Dancehall. The image featured Spice, Shenseea, Ishawna and Macka Diamond. The “Dye Dye” singer edited …

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POPCAAN DISS NIGHTLY FIX HOSTS NARO AND ARI

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Popcaan is the latest Dancehall entertainer to blast Nightly Fix hosts Orane ‘Naro’ Hart and Arianne ‘Ari’ Hammond. The ‘Unruly Boss’ trashed the crew on Saturday after they ranked him at number four on their list of top 10 artistes of 2018. Naro and Ari told their panel that while they …

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UNRULY ARTISTE QUADA DROPS NEW “VIRGIN MARY” SINGLE

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Quada is ready to make someone’s mother beg for her son’s life like ‘Virgin Mary’ on his latest single, as he looks to take some serious action against his opponents. Quada is strapped up and ready to hits the battlefield on ‘Virgin Mary’, he isn’t intimidated by his opponents, but …

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TOMMY LEE CRIES AFTER BEING FREED

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Dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta was reduced to tears in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston on Thursday, minutes after Justice Carolyn Tie upheld a no-case submission made on Wednesday by his attorney Ernest Smith. The deejay, whose given name is Leroy Russell, and three others were initially charged …

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WE RUN DANCEHALL SAID QUADA IN NEW SINGLE

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Quada goes into over drive on ‘We Run Dancehall’, telling everyone exactly what he is doing for dancehall right now, he isn’t on the same level as these other artists and is about to prove it on this riddim, they haven’t seen what he has seen and done the things …

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JAHVILLANI DROPS NEW “MY GUN” SINGLE

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Jahvillani drops the first single ‘My Gun’ on the ‘Deranged’ Riddim produced by Damage Musiq, which waspremiered on Dancehall Promo’s YouTube channel yesterday. Jahvillani comes aggressive on ‘My Gun’, as he comes through strapped up ready to protect himself, as he is ready to make “a bagga man duppy” pulling …

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AWARD SHOWS MOTIVATE YOUNG TALENT – GOVANA

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“Wow, YVAs nah keep next year?” said a surprised Govana, who had recently returned to the island following a tour in Toronto. The 4th Genna hitmaker said it has been difficult to keep up to date with media amid his busy schedule. He was disappointed to hear that the Your View Awards …

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STRICT SCHEDULE PROMISED FOR UNRULY FEST

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Unruly Fest: Popcaan and Friends in Concert is poised to become St Thomas’ signature live music event. But for this new event to go off without a hitch, it takes more than just a stellar line-up. Event coordinator Sharon Williams churns the cogs behind the scenes, and she is imploring …

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PROSECUTION CLOSES CASE IN TOMMY LEE’S LOTTERY SCAM TRIAL

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The prosecution has closed its lottery scamming case against dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta. The artiste, whose given name is Leroy Russell, is jointly charged with O’Brian Smith for possession of identity information and unlawful use of premises. Wednesday morning’s session saw the court examining evidence that was found on …

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BUJU BANTON’S FIRST MAJOR PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 16

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IT’S official. Buju Banton’s first major performance will be held on March 16 at National Stadium in St Andrew. Ronnie Tomlinson, publicist for the Grammy-winning deejay, confirmed the date with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, noting tickets will go on sale as early as January 16 — two months before the highly anticipated …

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RYGIN KING DROPS NEW “POWERFUL” SINGLE

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Rygin King has been beyond ‘Powerful’ in 2018 and he has released yet another single to continue his run towards deejay of the year. ‘Powerful’ comes as Rygin King’s first official release in a month following the release for the video for ‘Paranoid’ which was released on the 15th of …

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POPCAAN ROCKS WEMBLEY ARENA

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On Saturday Popcaan will host Unruly Fest at Lyssons Park in St Thomas. The concert is expected to feature performances by the dancehall deejay and several of his friends from the entertainment fraternity. Unruly Fest comes two weeks after he performed to a packed venue at SSE Arena, popularly called …

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BUJU BANTON & DJ KHALED WORKING ON NEW MUSIC

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Buju Banton is already working on new music with DJ Khaled. The Grammy-winning duo were photographed working in studio just hours after Khaled arrived in Jamaica… DJ Khaled travelled to Jamaica on Sunday and went straight to visit Buju Banton. The American DJ, record producer arrived via private jet shortly after 4:00…

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