Friday, December 27, 2013

Did Super Cat "bring the STING?" 'STING 2013'

It's a Dancehall ting!
"he surely live up to his name"

After they brought the "STING"

The STING 2013 (STING 30) Jamaica stage

What the people say about the STING 2013 (STING 30) aftermath?

SuperCat LadySaw Wyclef Jean #STING2013
Ryno woke up in a new Bugatti.

So mi hear “: A true say Ryno get 30k fi Sting? 30k US?”
Ok me ago talk the truth put up a fight but kill her

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Kiprich denounce clashing female artistes at STING 2013

Hailed as 'undisputed' and prepared to defend his title at STING 2013, Kiprich sends a clear message to fans and promoters of the event, "me nah clash nuh woman!" According to the popular Dancehall artiste word in the street is that the new format to clash at STING 2013 (STING 30) allows for female artistes to participate in the challenge against him and he's totally against it, "if it is dat anybody can come up pon stage fi challenge me den dat mean sey a female artiste can step up to the challenge" Kiprich said.  Although such information was not communicated to him by the promoters of the event, he wants the public to know of his stance before taking the stage.  Kiprich said the direction in which a clash can go especially with a US$30000 cash prize makes it inappropriate for any male artiste to clash a female artiste, "it can get real ugly and Dancehall nuh need dat."

No to women abuse
STING 2013 in its 30th year of staging has always had a lyrical clash between artiste as it's main attraction but the organisers have always separated genders.  A male and a female artiste vying for Dancehall supremacy via a clash goes against common human principles that will not only tarnish images but has a negative ripple effect, "we love di woman dem and prefer fi watch dem a do dem ting but we not here to compete wid dem or prove pon dem. I am against any abuse of women, physical. emotional or in this case, verbal." Kiprich does not believe a clash should destroy an artiste career but instead highlight the courage and versatility of the contenders as was demonstrated at STING 1993 clash between Bounty Killer and Beenie Man where both lyrically confronted each other tune for tune in what could easily be deemed as the best STING clash ever.

While not disclosing how he would handle the situation should it arise come Boxing Day,
Kiprich on Onstage
December 26 at Jamworld Sport complex in Portmore, St. Catherine when he takes the stage, one is left with the impression that Kiprich is about to walk away from any such challenge, should he?

By: Sophia McKay

What happens when a Gospel artiste goes culture?

Prodigal Son
Jamaican Gospel artiste Prodigal Son has found himself in the centre of a backlash from his fans after taking the decision to sing what he calls "cultural" music. So intense are the comments and messages he received, Prodigal Son saw it necessary to apologize for certain specific actions he made as well as clarify his reason for acclaiming a 'Cultural' artiste moniker. 

In a video posted on his facebook page, Prodigal Son affirm his Christian faith but stated that there are social issues he is called to talk about and will, with the influence God has placed in his life.  But the buck stops where? Prodigal Son further apologized for inappropriate action that stem from a 'clash' between himself and fellow Gospel artiste Omari in a nightclub! saying, "maybe it wasn't the right thing to do," then in an interview with the Star stated "he is still open to perform at any event whether Christian or non-Christian."

When music is about making money people in general will find it hard to separate those two main elements hence many will form the opinion that Prodigal Son has ditched his faith in Jesus Christ for fame and fortune.  But whereas it is about and from his own point of view, a risk, change or effort to spread the gospel among groups where it is needed most, as a "steward of a ministry of which I have a responsibility to carry out my duty" one has to do what he has to do. For those who do not care to judge, only time will reveal his true intent. 

Mindful of the danger that surround the plunge he's taken Prodigal Son said, "But in going in there I need to be a little more careful in how I represent.  It is a heavy mantle, but I have to carry it" and ask for prayers to guide him along his way.

By: Sophia McKay

Sunday, December 22, 2013