Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mavado Popcaan Junior Reid and Jah X for Bobby Shmurda 'Modmon" or Hot Nigga Revamp

New York's out-of-nowhere sensation Bobby Shmurda just might have the song of the summer with 'Hot Nigga," but he's about to add more fire.

As reported on Vibe Magazine website, 20 year old Jamaica-Trinidadian spitter is putting on for his West Indian people with an official dancehall remix to his viral hit, which hit No. 52 on Billboard Hot 100 this week.  Shmurda says Mavado, Popcaan, Junior Reid and Jah X are hopping  on the 'Modmon" revamp.

The GS9 boss says the remix should hit just in time for the annual West Indian Day Parade, which takes place September 1 and treks Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, not far from the block where Bobby's signature dance first went worldwide.  The shockwaves of the Jahlil Beats-produced "Hot Nigga" have already far exceeded New York City.

Jamaica's already going crazy, they got me in the newspaper and all that," says Bobby who made a surprise appearance during Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour in New Jersey. "Mavado called me yesterday saying they be talking about me all on the radio in Jamaica.

There are plans for another "Hot Nigga" update - Chris Brown, French Montana, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes are names that have been thrown around - but Shmurda lives up to his alias (shh!) when it comes to speaking about guests on the second remix.  As for this weekend's big parade in Brookly, Bobby is

John Kennedy Vibe Magazine

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

IRAWMA Announces its 2014 Nominees

The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) announce its 2014
nominees. Among a list of over 19o reggae/dancehall, calypso/soca and world music artistes, top nominees this year are Sean Paul, Chronixx, Major Lazer in 4 categories, Bunji Garlin, Mavado, Shaggy, Busy Signal and Calypso Rose in 3 categories. Winners will take their awards at the  Saturday October 4 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Florida. 

Sean Paul
Jimmy Cliff
Nominated for the Bob Marley Entertainer of the Year Award are Jimmy Cliff, Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Sean Paul and Soja. Fans and well wishers get a chance to vote for their favorite artiste entertainer here

Shaggy and Tessanne
The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) was established in 1982 and acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artistes, songwriters, promoters and musicians.  The Award show over the years has been staged in across major cites in the US including Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, New Orleans, New York as well as Jamaica

QQ for BET 106 and Park

BET 106 and Park welcomes Jamaican Dancehall artiste QQ to their live show August 27.
He is expected to perform his 2008 hit single 'Stookie' and 'One Drop ft Venomous'  QQ in a publication by the local STAR newspaper said "I'm elated, it's most certainly a pleasure to reach such a milestone in my career like this because, this is a dream for a lot of youths including me, and its now becoming a reality. So What it tells us as youths is to continue to work hard towards your dream and never give up or give in to weak-minded people that come with negatives. Just trust in God and it will happen." 

QQ's upcoming New York trip will see him courting a busy schedule that involved an escort by new music cable network Revolt TV for a week and making stops Hot 97, Sirius, Irie Jam and Link Up Radio stations and making a guest appearance at Hot 97 DJ Magic's, Press Car Show.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Get Ready for Tafari's 'Re-fix' featuring Tarrus Riley Beenie Man Big Youth and JanefrFinch

Yup, Tafari is making a 're-fix' of his Money In My Pocket single that will feature Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man, 
JanefrFinch and Big Youth all on one track. With Beenie Man and Big Youth already featured on the remix the new track entitle, 'Can't Get No Love'  will be re-fix to include Tarrus, Alaine and JanefrFinch love and bad girl energy. When asked how he thinks it's gonna come off Tafari said, "Soph it baaad!"

Judging from a sneak peak of Tarrus Riley and JanefrFinch bars, the original and video, we expect this new track will be pumping. Tafari is one of the 'bomb-est' artiste, to love him is to know him. He can be feisty but warm and friendly, having you in stitches from his jokes or whenever he is telling you like it is.  He has been searching for love, "yes I pray to find a woman of my own, yes I pray cause I don't want to be alone" he sings but doesn't seem to be in any rush.  But when all is said and done Tafari know what he's looking for so as we follow this interesting Jamaican along his musical journey the anticipation makes us more than ready for this 're-fix!' Wonder what, JanefrFinch has to say on this topic, hmmn. 

Getting features such as the iTunes banner and air time across major U.S. radio stations, The 'I Want You' recording artiste will be releasing a new single called, 'No Odda' in September and promises new videos and an EP "hopefully by end of year."  Tafari dropped his debut 'Rud3 Lov3' album in recent months which also made its debut on Billboard Reggae Chart at #17.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wayne Marshall for BET 106 and Park

Wayne Marshall
Wayne Marshall will make his US TV debut when he perform on BET 106 and Park August 26 in New York for a special Caribbean Carnival takeover. While in New York Marshall will be releasing a new video for his hip-hop inspired joint 'Go Harder' featuring rappers Waka Flocka and Ace Hood, fellow artistes Cham and Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley.  The video was shot in Miami and directed by Maybach Music's Jon J.

Wayne's BET 106 and Park performance comes hot on the heels of the release of his debut album 'Tru Colors'
hailed by the Associated Press as a refreshing curve to the dancehall game.  The 13-track album is a production of Ghetto Youths International and features an all-star list of collaborations that includes Junior Gong Marley, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Ace Hood, Cham, Assassin, Tarrus Riley and I-Octane and tracks written by Tessanne Chin.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aidonia to Spearhead Educational Initiative for Children

In addition to launching his '1Voice' clothing line, Reggae Dancehall artiste Aidonia will spearhead a new educational initiative that involves himself and members of his camp performing philanthropic duties that are aimed at rendering assistance to children from various communities and socio-economic background.

This newly founded project by the deejay is yet to be made official with a date but according to a release Aidonia had this to say, "As an individual and an artiste there are many changes that are coming from me and this is just another step in the direction of positivity and upliftment.  The youths are the future of this nation so we have to nurture and care for them in any way we can, be it economical, financial, social or otherwise."

According to a release, despite a more passive persona and renewed spirit the deejay continues to wreak havoc from his high energy performances. Recently, he whipped up a frenzy to the large outpouring of fans in Nassau, Bahamas with a sweat drenched performance then went on to headline another show in Suriname recently at Flamboyant Park in the capital city of Paramaribo.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's Just Reggae for Dolli Difference

Dolli wid a Difference DWAD
It's just reggae right now for Dolli Difference who is about to shoot a new video for track 'Lingerie' produced by Icon.  "I'm looking forward to the month of September, I have new and interesting materials to promote" Dolli said.  Among the new materials she will be promoting is a track she did with popular British artiste Gappy Ranks called 'Real Bad Girl' on the Tmar Production label. Dolli also anticipates the release of a single called, 'Self Esteem' by producer Duane Edwards of D-Dot Music.  
So pump for this new dolli diference I have to drop soon !!! Its fire for the girls them !!!

Overall the summer has been good for Dolli who is basking in the feedback she has been getting "it's encouraging" she said, "people tweeting, email or calling me with good news or just being supportive, praises to God."  Dolli recently did an interview on NTV Africa stemming from consistent airplay across Kenya and Johannesburg. While her music continue to enjoy airplay across various media both locally and internationally Dolli has kept focus and often share some interesting tweets showing how she manages to do so:-  

With God in the vessel I can smile at the storm


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's Not An Easy Road

One artiste thought threatening to take his own life was an effective way to get the attention of a radio jock to play his music. His suicidal attempt got him his wishes as the crew at radio station ZIP103 FM and ZIPJock ZJ Liquid, one of Jamaica's most loved radio jock played the track but vowed to never play it again in its present state because in his opinion "wasn't the best song". 
what does it profit a man to gain the world in exchange for his soul?..

Confidence is good, but being overly confident can lead to the very action Ikon took which on the other hand displays worrying signs.  Did he actually knew what he was doing or was he acting on 'troubled' emotions he does not realize is haunting him? We might want to believe, 'a nuh nutten' since he even took a selfie and posted it on his instagram page during the moment but are there other artistes out there who get frustrated whenever you don't get the attention you think you deserve? You're not alone, it's a part of life, think on these things, 'nothing that is good in life will ever come easy. Life is not an easy road...You gotta keep holding on..." 

A Dislocated Shoulder Could Not Hinder I-Octane's Performance in Europe

I-Octane wearing an arm brace after hurting his shoulder
Not even an excruciatingly painful, dislocated shoulder could dampen the potency of I-Octane's performance while on his 'My Journey' tour across Europe. I-Octane during his performance at Reggae Geel in Belgium dislocated his shoulder during a performance where he was said to exuberantly jumped from the stage, missing his target and fell.

Without missing a beat, I-Octane was said to have literally clambered back on stage and bravely performed for another 45 minutes without fans becoming aware of his agony and was called back to the stage on two encores by the Mcees.

I-Octane in a release recalled screaming "No!" in his head when he was called back but went anyway and performed another song but after the second encore and following the same script he quickly put down the mic and told his team, "take me to the hospital now my shoulder is on fire" the report said.

On Doctor's order I-Octane was told to rest for two weeks but refused
I-Octane performing at Reggae Geel
disappointing his fans was not an option. Determine to perform his other shows at Reggae Jam in Germany and Reggae Sundance in the Netherlands where he shared stage with some of the biggest names in reggae such as Big Youth, Earl Sixteen, Luciano, Beenie Man, Tarrus Riley, Shaggy, Tanya Stephens, Busy Signal and Romaine Virgo, I-Octane gave his best performance to a receptive and appreciative crowd.

I-Octane's challenge is a reminder of how success comes in the lives of many a successful artistes out there.  A dislocated shoulder could not stop him from fulfilling his commitment to fans and his work. His tour has ended but he continues along his path full-filling his other obligations in the coming days that include performances in St. Maarten, Canada, Belize and the United States.