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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Govana and Mad Cobra Collaborates on New Project [WATCH VIDEO]


Less than 24 hours after releasing the new Aidonia titled 'Krayzay' the streets are abuzz with activity as they await the next offerings from the 4th Genna camp. Label-mate Govana known for hits like 'Run Road' and 'No Complaining' over the years has stepped to the fore to fill the increase demand. 

Currently enjoying an upsurge with 'Happy' the savvy lyricist has joined forces with veteran deejay Mad Cobra for a grimy street banger entitled 'Sky A Drop' the song is featured on the Krayzay Riddim along with Aidonia and will be officially released this week.

Govana said the collaboration with Mad Cobra is just one of several career moves intented for 2017. 

"2017 is a different year and we have some major things planned to take the career to the next level but all will be revealed in due time. Right now we just putting in the groundwork and finalising all the requisite paperwork."

Aside from a number of upcoming performances in the weeks ahead, the 4th Genna entertainer says he is focused on promoting the video for 'Happy' which was released via his official VEVO Channel at Youtube.com/GovanaVEVO.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aidonia Creates History at U.S College [WATCH VIDEO]


Dancehall Superstar Aidonia created history over the weekend becoming the first solo Dancehall act to sell out a major venue in less than two hours after tickets were announced.

According to representatives from the New York based Buffalo State College, tickets went on sale last  Monday and within an hour and twenty minutes everything was sold. It's further understood the college auditorium accommodates approximately 3000 persons.

Unfolding on Friday, April 21st the concert dubbed 'Caribash' featuring the 4th Genna deejay as the sole headliner saw throngs of patrons waiting outside the venue at the Buffalo State College up to two hours before showtime. Brother and member of Aidonia's management team Lav Lawrence said,

"I went with my team to do sound check prior to showtime and was shock to see patrons already outside the venue waiting to gain entry."

The show which kicked off at approximately 10pm was packed from wall to wall as hundreds poured inside the venue to see the 4th Genna Boss in concert, who ironically was also making his debut in that space.

The hour-long presentation saw the 'Banga' deejay delivering arguably one of his best performance showing growth and maturity as the predominantly female audience hung onto his every word singing in unison to each selection. Following the performance Aidonia thanked the College and patrons for the overwhelming support before obliging a photo op and autograph session.

However, unfortunately on Saturday night his second concert in Newark, New Jersey did not enjoy a similar fate as the city's Fire Marshalls shut down the concert before it commenced citing potential overcrowding issues which could lead to other security concerns.

Though somewhat disappointed Aidonia said he understood the concerns of the authorities and the safety of the patrons has to be paramount, but vow to return undoubtedly to a bigger venue in the near future.

Locally, the savvy lyricist is gearing up to release the highly anticipated follow-up to his monster hit 'BANGA' dubbed 'KRAYZAY', the latter is produced on the 4th Genna Music /Ancient Records imprint.

Nesbeth Heads To North America For Reggae Springfest 2017 [WATCH VIDEO]


They say music is a journey and not a destination and indeed the adage is true as Reggae Star Nesbeth prepares for another major assignment this weekend. 

The journey continues for the 'My Dream' hitmaker who is scheduled to depart the island later this week for North America where he's billed as double headliner for Reggae Springfest 2017 in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio. The 2017 instalment of the annual concert series is slated to unfold on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th respectively.

Nesbeth says he is looking forward to the concerts as this will be his first time performing in that particular state.

"I am definitely looking forward to the shows this weekend, anticipation from the fans are high and I intend to delivering another solid performance to patrons in those spaces while keeping the Reggae and Jamaican flag flying high".

With his european exploits behind him Nesbeth  is now focused on promoting 'New Gangster', his latest musical offering which continues to enjoy premium rotation across the diaspora. The single aims to redefine the negative connotations generally associated with the word 'Gangster'.

According to the Rastafarian crooner a 'New Gangster' is one that uplifts and positively influence those around him through his deeds. 
"take care of your youth a the new gangster...
buy mama house a the new gangster ...
bad and still hungry a luu gangster... 
rich and up a the new gangster ..." 

are just some of the words from this thought provoking composition the singer has also released a lyric video online for the aforementioned.

Meanwhile, an official  video for the Seanizzle produced 'Road To Glory' was also premiered recently via VEVO, fans can watch it at Youtube.com/NesbethVEVO and plans are afoot to shoot the visuals for ' New Gangster'.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jamaican Olympian Germaine Mason Dies In Motorbike Crash, Prime Minister Andrew Holness Sends Condolences


Jamaican high jump record holder Germaine Mason is dead.

Mason, a close friend of the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, crashed along the Palisadoes main road in Kingston on Thursday morning. Reports claim Mason, who partied with Bolt in London in August 2016, had been on a night out before the crash.

He was 34 years old.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) confirmed Mason's death on its Twitter page. The JCF said in a statement that Mason apparently lost control of his Honda motorcyle and died on the spot.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted: "Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity."

Mason set a Jamaican record of 2.34 metres to win the Pan American Games gold in 2003.

He won silver and bronze medals at the World Junior Championships in 2000 and 2002 respectively, the latter event held in his hometown of Kingston.

Mason, in 2006, switched allegiance to Great Britain based on his father's nationality and went on to win silver in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The former Wolmer’s Boys' High School student, in 2004, cleared 2.25 metres to win bronze at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BAD GIRLS OF DANCEHALL Trending Online, As Feud Between Girls Remains Unresolved [WATCH VIDEO]


'Bad Girls Of Dancehall' the hot new online reality series continues to pick up steam as the feud between Jamaican Dancehall Queens Cuban and Chinny Unique remains unresolved.

The latest instalment of the drama filled series titled 'Unresolved Issues' has been trending on Youtube since its debut on Sunday night.  Episode 5 though released only two days ago has amassed over 44,000 views and continues to steadily climb.

Triad Media the creator of the series said the current trend is a good look for the show despite only being available online presently. A spokesperson for the team said, "we are looking into other avenues to promote the show, however I am not at liberty to divulge much at this time". But promised great things are ahead.

'Bad Girls Of Dancehall' is a Jamaican based production which aires fortnightly via Youtube  (Youtube.com/TRIADMEDIA) and features Dancehall Queens Sher, Aneika Head Top, Renee Sixthirty, Cuban, Chinny Unique and Tall Up. Some of the island's top female dancers giving viewers an uncut perspective into their lives; the trials and triumphs of their daily endeavours.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Aidonia Breaks Million Mark Twice & Pulls Record Crowd At Birthday Party [WATCH VIDEO]


Sitting atop the charts with his monster hits 'Banga' and 'Trigger Work It' Dancehall superstar Aidonia has been progressing through 2017 with a bang indeed. This as the catchy street anthem 'Banga' has amassed over a million plays via online streaming and the official video for 'Trigger Work It' also broke the one million mark on Vevo early last week. 

Adding to the cadre of accolades is the fact that his birthday celebrations held over the Easter weekend saw a record turn-out, one of the biggest ever in Ocho Rios in recent times. 

Though the numbers are not definitive it's evident from the outpouring of patrons that the Island Village Beach venue was bursting at the seams with fans who came out in their droves to see one of dancehall's favourite sons. The event also featured performances from Unruly boss Popcaan and 4th Generation camp members Govana, Tanso, Shokryme, Jayds, Mad Patience among others who whipped the large gathering into a frenzy making way from Aidonia who could do no wrong in the eyes of his adoring fans.


A collaborative effort between 4th Genna Music and Streetz Entertainment the Guinness sponsored event was a major success. 

Meanwhile, Aidonia’s is expected to depart the island later this week for assignments in Buffalo, New York and New Jersey. An official video for ‘Banga’ is also afoot.  

Cricket Superstar Marlon Samuels Donate Almost $2 Million To The Visually Impaired


Cricket superstar Marlon Samuels has come to the aid of a Church Teachers' College visually impaired student who was on the brink of dropping out of school because his tuition fees had overwhelmed him.

Samuels said that after reading Garfield Mitchell's story, which appeared in THE STAR last week, he immediately instructed members of his foundation, Marlon Samuels Foundation, to reach out to Mitchell and tell him that he would cover his tuition fee.

"This opportunity comes at a good time because the owner of one the cricket teams that I play for just donated $US10,000 (approximately J$1.3 million) to my foundation," Samuels said.

"It turns out that Mitchell needed about $350,000, so we gonna pay all of it," he said.

On Tuesday morning Samuels donated the funds to Mitchell and an additional Jamaican $1.5 Million to the Jamaica Society For The Blind at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Among the attendees were former Prime Minister Portia Simpson and current Entertainment Minister Olivia Babsy Grange among other dignitaries.

Samuels formed the foundation after he had encountered a moment of blindness himself. In 2013, while playing in Australia's domestic cricket league Big Bash Samuel took a nasty blow to one of his eyes from the cricket ball while batting.

"My eye was bloodshot, and I couldn't see, and while I was in a room, I said you can imagine what those people who lose their sight are going through," Samuels said. "And right there, I decided that I would use this opportunity to build the charity after feeling a little bit of what they have to for through for the rest of their lives.

Mitchell, who is from Manchester, has dreams of becoming a teacher. He said though his vision is impaired, he would not allow it to prevent him from achieving his objectives. "People like Senator Floyd Green continues to motivate me to do well."

Mitchell attended the Salvation Army School for the Blind and graduated with seven CSEC subjects, including Mathematics and English. He has already done two surgeries on his eyes, one in 2015 and one in 2016, to remove the cataracts but his sight has only improved slightly.

"The doctors are watching it to see what will happen, but nothing else can be done to correct my vision," said the undaunted 23-year-old, who is convinced that his brightest days are still ahead.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Nesbeth Clears The Air On A Number of Topical Issues Including Vybz Kartel [WATCH INTERVIEW]


Fresh from his tour of Europe Reggae singer Nesbeth is now back in the island preparing for a U.S stint later this month. Last week the "My Dream" hitmaker sat down with the team from popular entertainment based program Nightly Fix aired on Newstalk 93FM to speak on a number of topical issues. 

During the thirty minutes long interview with hosts Naro and Arriana the Rastafarian crooner elaborated on his recent musical exploits in Europe; the reason for his abrupt departure from the Youth View Awards; the definition behind "New Gangster" his latest chart bubbler that has been doing very well across the diaspora ; Vybz Kartel and the current state of dancehall.

Amidst the very engaging discussion, Nesbeth made it very clear while he stands for positive morals he holds no personal malice against any artiste in the industry. 

Locally, the singer is promoting the video for 'Road To Glory' as he prepares for Springfest which unfolds on April 29th in Columbus, Ohio.