Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bramma's Gyal Hold Yuh Man New Track Released: Invites Fans to be Interactive on Website

As his street creds swells, the Mi Nuh Trus People Dancehall Gorilla Bramma, pile up some new videos to further intrigue his fans with his artistry.  As reported on Bramma's new website Bramma Music Dot Com the 24 year old Jamaican Dancehall artiste, wasted no time shooting videos for his Gorilla Dread Locks Rasta track on Big Ship Label which is expected to be released in unison with the video and another entitled, Only One But You.  But NIPnews is reliably informed that the entertainer will be shooting two more videos in the coming week for even newest tracks, 'Love Off Mi' and #newsh**t, 'Gal Hold Yuh Man' produced by Charlie Pro.  

Onset: Bramma sits on Motor bike with female pillion as Dir. Simeon  Edges shoots the scene
Other exciting projects the Gorilla will be dropping momentarily is a street mix that will be like none other plus a string of tracks already recorded but awaiting release dates by producer Steven 'Di Genius' Mcgregor who promised the releases will be out sooner than later. 

Interestingly, Bramma is creating an 'interactive space' for fans on his website by inviting them to send in personalized 'Bramma Art' for posting on website's 'Fan Wall' and even taking it further, one lucky female fan could win a date with the entertainer if her Bramma paraphernalia gets the 'it shat!' ratings.  For more and all things 'Bramma Da Gorilla' be sure to visit Bramma Music Dot Com  or follow the trending Dancehall entertainer on Twitter @bramma1.

By: Sophia McKay

Friday, January 25, 2013

#HappyHour with Tafari - "Fire"

Happy Friday - Enjoy Tafari's "Heartbeat Of The City"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snoop Lion Aggravates The Rastafarian Community

"Smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and Reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari indigenous Culture!"

Snoop Lion
Snoop Lion formerly Snoop Dogg, new image does not sit well with various members of the Rastafarian community.  Bunny Wailer, only surviving and founding member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, has reportedly told TMZ that Snoop Lion lied about becoming a Rasta just to make a movie and sell records...The TMZ article further stated that Bunny Wailer is heated about the docu-film "Reincarnated"..which documented Snoop's immersion in the Rasta culture as he recorded his first reggae album in Jamaica last year and they're threatening to sue.

Bunny Wailer
TMZ reports that Bunny Wailer claimed Snoop has engaged in "outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community's personalities and symbolism"....and has failed to meet "contractual, moral and verbal commitments."

The popular website reported that Bunny Wailer further stated that the converted Reggae crooner (Snoop Lion) failed to meet the "contractual, moral and verbal commitments of Rastafari causing the Council question Snoop's motives for making the switch and demanding he drop the 'Lion' off his name immediately!  "Smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and Reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari indigenous Culture!" 

Snoop Lions transformation has not only pissed off Bunny Wailer but, and according to TMZ, has also left leaders of the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council (aka Rastafari Millennium Council) burned. 

In explaining the demand of Bunny Wailer and the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council from Snoop Lion, TMZ summarized, they want Snoop to stop using the name "Lion" up the "financial and moral support" they claim he committed, and issue a public apology.  If Snoop refuses....they're gonna sue his ass.  

But while Snoop Lion is yet to respond, he showed up at LAX sporting a 'Bob Marley shirt and a badass Rasta cap.'

Source: TMZ

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

X-Factor Host Jesse Giddings teams with Jamaican Artiste Tiana on a Hot New Single

#Savejamusic: Universal Music recording artiste Jesse Giddings, co-host of the American Talent series, X-Factor, a popular Canadian singer and ex-VJ of Much Music flew to Jamaica recently to shoot a video with one of Dancehall's finest, Tiana.  The two have team up on a single entitled, "Back To Me."  

Scenes for the video, directed by Matthew aka Grandson, were shot in several locations across eastern Jamaica, Bull Bay, St. Thomas as well as Downtown Kingston and the train station in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.

Their collaborative effort signals a possible elevation for Tiana as she seek to secure the love and support of fans across Canada and North America.  In addition to the collab, the single will make Jesse Giddings album, set for release in Spring.  An after party to celebrate the success of the video was held during Giddings visit and will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Tiana who was nominated, 2012 Female Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the Kingston 10 Awards in Nairobi, Kenya, eclipsed female Dancehall artiste Tifa who is a Teen Choice Bestie, the Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw, emerging Reggae/Dancehall artiste Ikaya and the popular Dancehall artiste Ce'cile.


Has an Incarcerated Vybz Kartel Realized His Worth?

"I will be the man that will have the biggest positive effect on Jamaica since Marcus Garvey - mark my words" Vybz Kartel

In a press release, Jamaica's most popular and incarcerated Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel confessed his disgust being locked up, his faith in Haile Selassie and concern for his children, mother and youths of Jamaica.  The release read:-

Adidja Palmer has decided to give the green light to his co-author and business, Michael Dawson, to reveal to the public things about himself that he had previously chosen to keep private as he has always wanted to keep his personal and family life away from the intense public scrutiny that he has endured.

However, after being locked up without bail for nearly a year and a half, politicians still blame him for everything from scamming to teenage truancy to the increase in crime as he is constantly being portrayed as the root of all evil in Jamaica - this is a man who has never been convicted of a crime for his 37 years on earth.  He believes he owes it to his children and mother to not sit like a lame duck and let babylon demonize their father and son.  Furthermore he hears crazy stories about him attempting to escape and once even shooting a guard in the process.  Without an opportunity to defend himself, he has asked Dawson during their last visit to manage his Public Relations giving him the go-ahead to reveal lengthy discussions about the real Adidja Palmer that they had for months whilst writing their book, his reflections on the life during their visits and to market the catalogue of positive music that he had made years ago but has been shunned by Disc Jockeys, sound systems and record companies doing compilations.

He told Dawson during their last visit, "I'm not worried about the case right now as Haile Selassie said justice will prevail, regardless of how long it takes - if a so Jah say, a so it go so I am at peace that the matter will be dealt with.  I just dont want my children and the youths of Jamaica to get the wrong impression of me.  I am in no way perfect but I am not who Babylon says I am.  I love Jamaica, I love the youths and when I am out I will 100% guarantee that I will be the man that will have the biggest positive effect on Jamaica since Marcus Garvey - mark my words, tell the people of Jamaica they can take that to the bank and not the IMF 0 "OH (Kartel's voice.) Dawson through his company Whirlwind Entertainment will immediately take control of Kartel's twitter account '@iamthekartel' from this previous PR representative; will expand his social media reach and will periodically deliver "Conversations with Kartel" - a summary of hours of discussions they had in preparation for a Biography on the artist that they never got to complete.  

Dawson believes this is the best way for the people of Jamaica to know the man first hand rather than rely on unsubstantiated stories.  Whirlwind Records (part of Whirlwind Entertainment) will also be putting out a series of compilations of songs that have been around for many years but have never been heard.  Next month, Whirlwind will release Kartel's first Roots and Culture album with a twist, a gospel/spiritual album is next and some stuff from Vybz Kartel that will shock the world.  Dawson explains that the visits are short and the environment is noisy so they don't get to go into details but Addi is in good spirits.  He misses his family terribly and prison life is tough but he is spending his days studying W.E. Dubois and Garveyism, he is currently staying away from all meat and he prays and meditates as much as he can.  Many will be surprised by what he told Dawson about Popcaan and Black Ryno.

Source: Riddimstream Media

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekender News

Bramma Music Dot Com Website Launched

Bramma launches a new website recently requesting that all (promoters, selectors, radio jocks, fans and Reggae/Dancehall music interests) keep it here for all things Bramma.  Want to know what's going on with Bramma or how to book him?  Go to Bramma Music Dot Com

Newcomer Tishawn Drops New Single

Pstreet Records newest artiste Tishawn, has dropped a new track entitled, "Stop The Killing."  Sounding fresh, many are suggesting that this youngster is following hot on the heels of Reggae artiste I-Wayne.  Tishawn is a young soft spoken and humble guy whose first recording on the Pstreet label titled, "Carry One" hit #1 on Jamaica's HYPE TV Top Ten chart and has now been put in rotation on Got Tempo.  

Waspp Hit the Studio n Promotes 'Above Average' CD Mix

New tracks will be out soon for Waspp who hit the studios yesterday after a busy week of promoting his latest CD mix, Above Average.  Waspp recorded for producers, Ballers, Fresh Fame as well as drop a new track on the Phone Gallis riddim.

Kurt Legacy Already the Ladies Man
If you have been checking out our "Track New Artistes" page, you would have learnt about Kurt Legacy.  His current single produced by New Hites Production and entitled, "If I Said" featuring DJ Kyapi, has been getting a reasonable amount of airplay on local radio.  Kurt's sexy voice and cute image has the ladies singing on the bouncy Dancehall/Hip-Hop beat bringing to the fore once again a Shaggy and Rayvon flavour that we have longed to hear.