Thursday, April 11, 2013

Has Hope Been Restored for Buju Banton?

The possibility of a retrial in the latest development regarding Juror misconduct in Buju Banton's case seem more than likely as it is now being reported that Juror Teri Wright had submitted the wrong computer hard drive for examination by forensic expert hired by Buju.

According to reports, Teri Wright had told the court in earlier sittings that she had used a laptop but the experts have found that the hard drive she submitted belongs to that of a desktop computer. 

Attorney Chokwe Lumumba representing Buju Banton to told radio station Irie FM, that a ruling has not been made and they now await the judges decision.

Buju Banton was convicted of drug trafficking charges in 2011 and is serving a 10 year prison sentence in a Florida prison.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Main Street Artistes Reunite for Performances

Remember the synergy created back in the 90s from a group of artistes under the label Main Street Records?  Recently the artistes, General Degree, Red Rat, Mr. G aka Goofy, Buccaneer, Hawkeye and Lady G have reportedly reunited for performances and their first will be in the Bahamas on May 3rd.

Deejay General Degree explained how the idea came about in a Jamaica Observer article, "our fans are always requesting this and I have always wanted to do this but it wasn't until last year that we meet up as a crew to discuss the matter."

When Main Street crew was the domineering set of artistes in Dancehall, the artistes individually had songs that impacted the airwaves impressively which resulted in them travelling frequently across the Caribbean, Europe, UK and the United States performing.  Tracks such as Red Rat's Shelly Ann, Bucanneer's Bruk Out, Goofy's Brush Yuh Teeth, Hawkeye's Arrest Mi Officer and General Degree's Hold Yuh Tight and Granny.

Main Street label hiatus came to an abrupt end when Manager Danny Browne join the Christian faith 15 years ago and never looked back.  Former members Richie Stevens and Chrissy D will not rejoin the group.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lets 'Fog Up De Place' It's Carnival Time

Yuup!!, It's that time of year when Jamaicans fuck up Ooops!
Fog up the streets of Kingston. It's their last hurray for the Soca season, thousands line street pavements in anticipation of, "de Road March mon" Trinidad style, snooping from high rise buildings, fences or any elevated area that will allow for good view.  Soca music fill the air and revellers, some highly intoxicated from heavy consumption of liquor or the music dance and fuck up  Fog Up' de place.  'The Fog' is one of, if not the most popular track out this season by Soca King Machel Montano.

If you are in Kingston this Sunday April 7, 2013, get to the New Kingston area, join the road march, get on bad and fuck up (hic) "Fog up de place." read more