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TOP 10 DANCEHALL ACTS OF 2018

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Locally, dancehall music stood tall in 2018. A number of acts came to the fore, mostly from rural areas, including deejays Rygin King and Teejay. The hit songs came fast and furious. And while some songs enjoyed extended shelf life, others fizzled after a few weeks. Based on a survey …

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MC NUFFY DEMANDS MONEY AND APOLOGY FROM SPICE

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The lawyer for MC Nuffy says his client will be pressing for an apology and monetary compensation from entertainer Spice, who made some shocking allegations against the popular selector last week. “We want an apology, but compensation is something we are very interested in as well. I believe his reputation …

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ALKALINE SAYS HE’S THE G.O.A.T IN NEW SINGLE

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Alkaline reflects on how people around him have made him feel on ‘Black Heart’, his circumstances has made him unable to trust or love anybody, Alkaline only blames himself for his feelings as he reflects on some of the reckless decisions he has made previously. Alkaline’s final single for 2018 …

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I-OCTANE AND MUNGA TEAMS UP FOR NEW “NUFF LOVE” SINGLE

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I-Octane and Munga Honorable are the first two Dancehall entertainers to drop music in the new year. The two released their new collaboration titled Nuff Love just seconds after the ball dropped to ring in 2019. The party anthem is produced by I-Octane’s Conquer The Globe Production and follows the Hot …

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MC NUFFY THREATENS TO SUE SPICE

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Last weekend, in a most riveting Instagram Live update, dancehall star Spice brought quite a few entertainment industry players under fire for various transgressions. She expressed regret at collaborating with D’Angel and claimed to know some intimate details of broadcaster Nikki Z’s personal life. The Black Hypocrisy singer also levelled serious allegations …

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RUFFI DROPS NEW “PRESSURE” SINGLE

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From the Sound System to the stage, Dancehall Artist Ruffi aims to become one of the greats! Born in Westmoreland, Jamaica in the community of Haddo, music has always played an important role in his life. Since his schooling years from Haddo Primary to Knockalva Technical High, Ruffi and his …

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MORE DATES FOR BUJU BANTON

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The number of dates on Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom tour is steadily growing. Concerts in the sister Caribbean islands of The Bahamas, Barbados and St Kitts join Jamaica and Trinidad which were previoiusly announced. The new dates follow the announcement that the tour will commence here in Jamaica …

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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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