Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What is it Like Performing in Jamaica?

It was a rewarding weekend for Rapper J-Rich who has been in Jamaica for about a month promoting his single, Love and  Joy featuring Warrior King.  Stopping over in the cool southern parish of Manchester with family, the Canadian came into Kingston on invitation to perform at the African Liberation Day concert with Warrior King held on campus of the University of Science and Technology, UTECH last Saturday May 25.  Heavy rains which fell late in the afternoon just minutes before the 4pm scheduled event and a last minute decision by the organisers to relocate indoors from the original venue could not dampen the high spirits of fans.  When reggae stalwart Warrior King introduced the 23 year old rapper during his set a confident J-Rich did not disappoint the crowd and later said at that moment, "I could really see that people knew the song and those who hadn't heard it before were really tuned in wanted to know what it was about."  

Rapper J-Rich
Before his performance J-Rich watched locals performed and enjoy it he said, "I had time to see so many talented artists perform before me, overall Saturday's performances were a great experience." The same sentiments were shared among fans as a few took to twitter to share their opinion, one tweet read:-

JRich perfomance with warrior was one i enjoyed lastnite
Early Sunday morning following his Saturday performance, J-Rich and Warrior King graced the stage of the Sugar Minott Memorial concert held at Youth Man Promotions studio complex in Kingston.  He took notice of the 'packed venue' and according to him, "the vibes were on point, it felt like Minott's energy was flowing through the place and feeding every performer that hit the stage" and when the Toronto native had his moment he said, "when Warrior and I performed I felt a rush from the love the crowd was showing and I really felt at home."  The Sugar Minott Memorial Concert saw an outpouring of popular Jamaican International Reggae artistes such as Queen Ifrika, Everton Blender, Lutan Fyah, Jimmy Riley and Cocoa Tea.
Now J-Rich looks forward to use this experience to fuel any other performances he does in Jamaica.

Toots Hibbert Injury Severely Affecting Him

The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting that injuries Toots Hibbert received to the head while on tour recently is affecting him more severely than it initially appeared.  It is widely reported that the international reggae icon was struck by a bottle that was thrown by a patron during a performance at the Dominion Riverrock Outdoor Sports and Music Festival in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, May 18.  Toots Hibbert was rushed to the VCU Medical Centre in Richmond for treatment which subsequently resulted in the cancellation of the 'Toots and the Maytals' US tour slated to run until June 2.  The blow to the head has lead Toots to seek additional medical treatment while on tour and as reported in yesterday's Observer further resulted in the artiste's decision to return to Jamaica to seek even further medical treatment read more

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More Postponements for Vybz Kartel's Court Case

Postponed once again to June 10, one wonders why so many mishap surrounds the case involving Vybz Kartel.  This time around a witness is said to have failed to appear in court last Monday, May 27.

Allegedly, Vybz Kartel is jointly charged with Lenburgh McDonald and Nigel Thompson in the July 2011 murder of a St. Catherine businessman Barrington 'Bossy' Bryan.          

The Dancehall DJ is facing yet another murder charge in the death of Clive 'Lizard' Williams who was reportedly killed over a missing gun the following.  Vybz Kartel, his protoge Shawn Storm and others have been charged with Williams Death.