Thursday, November 8, 2012

Every Lil Thing's Gonna Be Alright - Kashu

Kashu's career before music was to design and make clothes for anyone who paid him.  He realized while in school that he wanted to sing.  He was baptized in the Christian faith, wrote and sang a few gospel songs before his triumphant victory from an island-wide talent competition that changed his life.   

Kashu lived in California, USA for years and had only returned to his island home Jamaica, to pursue his music career.  "People can identify me with songs like The System, Nothing Nah Gwaan and Mama Joy" he said, as those were the songs that made him an household name.  

Already a popular artiste in his home parish Clarendon, Kashu visits city Kingston twice each week to attend popular weekly events, Hot Monday's and Weddy Weddy.  He disclosed that a great challenge for him over the years had been the lack of a professional body or team to spearhead his career in the positive direction it was heading when he first emerged. "Music has never been my challenge," he said "it was not having a solid structure that was.  But since working with Moby's Entertainment I feel relaxed and confident that every little thing is gonna be alright." Manager Ryan Singh released a remix of PSY's popular Gangnam Style song called "Size Nuh Matter" (now showing on N.I.P.T.V. ) aimed at showing off Kashu's flexibility on youtube.  "Kashu is fun, fashionable and trendy and we want people to see that side of him" said Ryan.  

Plans are under way to launch a compilation album soon and talks about an early 2013 UK tour soon to be confirmed.

by Sophia McKay

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bramma Drops Video for Track Produced by Gappy Ranks

Bramma "Da Gorilla" drops video for his 'Love Sensimellia' track on the Gappy Ranks produced "Throw Me Di Herb" riddim.  Working alongside management S-Lock Entertainment, the artiste promised several videos and much work. This is the first of a series, check it out!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jamaican Entertainers Advocate for Barack Obama's Second Term

US President Barack Obama
With today being the grand finale and day of reckoning for what critics describe as the most expensive US presidency campaign and most highly anticipated election, several Jamaican entertainers have been using twitter and blackberry messenger to remind persons to vote for Barrack Obama.  One entertainer sent a broadcast on bbm (blackberry message) that read, "Election Day is today! Time to make Obama a 2nd term president!!! Tell your friends: text POLLS to 62262 to confirm your polling location & get ready  to vote."  Another read, "Vote Obama today nuh mek dem trick you."  On twitter one interesting tweet by a Jamaican entertainer being circulated read, "mek sure you go out and vote for  Obama don't give no f#@&$$ up excuse bout your dog was sick, ur cat needs milk! just go and vote." The expectation among Jamaicans in Jamaica are highly favorable for the sitting United States President Barack Obama. Jamaica like the rest of the world watch and wait the outcome of the US General Elections November 2012 as the race for Presidency intensifies.