Friday, April 13, 2018

Bugle Brings Easter Cheers To The Homeless, Heads To New York City [WATCH VIDEO]

Reggae singer Bugle is scheduled to depart the island later this week, for New York City. Where he is booked to headline the 31st staging of the Loveline Muzik anniversary and award ceremony at the Portuguese Club in Queens alongside compatriots Agent Sasco and Delly Ranx. 

This comes on the heels of a pair of exhilarating performances at the Serengeti Bistro, Hope Gardens and Providence in Guyana. Despite, the frigid weather conditions currently affecting that space, Bugle says he definitely plans to bring some musical heat to the event.

"We know it's snowing in New York City presently but I definitely plan to bring a musical fire to the event and turn up the temperature especially for my Caribbean people." a seemingly jocund Bugle exclaimed.

Meanwhile, the An9ted Entertainment recording artiste last week brought cheers to the homeless in Jamaica as part of the ongoing initiative to alleviate hunger in the island. The singer along with members of his Humanitarian Foundation prepared hundreds of meals accompanied with the customary Bun & Cheese, eaten by most locals at this time of the year. The group then embarked on their 4th instalment to feed the less fortunate across the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolis.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Marlon Samuels Address Social Media Controversy with Official Statement

Sports star Marlon Samuels who return to the island over the weekend from his exploits in Pakistan has released an official statement regarding a flurry to social media controversy surrounding him and a popular TV personality.

The 'Cease and Desist statement read: 

"It has been brought to my attention that there are allegations in social media circles, that a female television personality who goes by the moniker Yanique Curvy Diva has made several derogatory posts on social media about me. I am therefore informing the public that I refute the allegations made by Miss Yanique Barrett and I intend to take the necessary steps legally to defend my reputation in due course.

In my capacity as a sports ambassador, my job is to continue serving the people of Jamaica, the West Indies and by extension the cricketing world, and in addition the blind community by way of the Marlon Samuels Foundation for the Blind. In the circumstances, I am therefore requesting that the mentioned media personality and those associated directly or indirectly to her immediately cease and desist from embroiling my name in any controversy, (expressly or implied) surrounding this person. Failure to observe this request will result in legal action for an injunction against you to restrain you from further slandering and defaming my name and reputation." 

- Marlon Samuels

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Govana Finds The Sauce for Success with 'Bake Bean' [WATCH VIDEO]

4th Genna recording artiste Govana appears to have found the sauce for success with this latest entry titled 'Bake Bean'. Produced on the Quantanium Records/Raheef Muzik Group imprint, the record is already a certified hit for the deejay despite being released a week ago. 

Now a staple on the playlist of various jocks across the diaspora, the song accompanied by an official video courtesy of RD Studios, at one point was the second most trending video on Youtube, amassing almost 400,000 views to date. 

Speaking on the sudden upsurge, Govana says he is very pleased with the current momentum being enjoyed by the song, citing that he has the sauce like Bake Bean (Sauce is an urban terminology used to describe someone who has a certain aura, style, confidence and attraction about them.)

"I release the song Wednesday afternoon, and by the following day it was trending at No.2 on Youtube, but what is even more surprising Saturday I went to perform at an after champs event (Up To The Line) and decided to test the crowd and to my astonishment, they knew every word to the song and sang in unison during my set. So that is testament the record is surely hit-bound."

Bake Bean, has become Govana's first official hit for the New Year as he continues to dominate the airwaves with tracks like 'Gyal Clown, Gyal Thief, Rich Forever and Breeze (featuring Aidonia). 

Fresh from a pair of performances in Ocho Rios and Negril over the Easter weekend, Govana is booked for a cadre of high profile assignments in the weeks ahead the deejay is also expected to depart the island in May for Toronto, Canada.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Aidonia's Team Deny 'Bottling' Rumours

Aidonia’s management team has denied the deejay was ‘bottled’ during a concert in St Kitts and Nevis earlier this week.

A statement sent to THE STAR denied reports that the deejay was injured in an attack during his performance at a show in the twin-island country.

The statement said that while there was a fracas that took place at the venue where the deejay was present, Aidonia was not involved and sustained no injuries during the melee.

The statement revealed that Aidonia was in attendance at a meet and greet where fans came out to see him.

Among the crowd were members of two rival factions "who decided to, unfortunately, attack each other at the gathering. Thankfully the quick action of Aidonia and his team averted him getting injured in the melee,” a part of the statement read. 

Regarding the allegations of the deejay's involvement, the statement said, "we would like to advise the masses that these allegations are false and aimed at sullying the entertainer’s reputation”.

Aidonia’s team has since released a video of the incident hoping to clear up rumours regarding the deejay’s alleged involvement. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

4th Genna Recording Artiste JAYDS Warns With 'Keep Har Close' [WATCH VIDEO]

Fresh from a myriad of performances in Antigua, Bahamas, Guyana and St. Lucia with compatriot Aidonia. 4th Genna recording artiste Jayds is definitely intent on amplifying the strong presence currently being enjoyed by that camp in the dancehall space. 

The burgeoning star now back on the island has released his first official single for 2018 titled 'Keep Har Close'. A sultry number that alludes to his persuasive skills with the fairer sex. Shot and directed under the watchful eye of Magical Studios, the complementary visual portrays Jayds as a rogue playboy ensnaring his female prey with sheer charm and wit as he warns his male counterparts to keep their ladies close.

Though the song is relatively new, Jayds says the feedback has been tremendously positive and continues to grow in popularity with each passing day.

"It's a great song with a nice visual and the fans are steadily embracing it. As part of my promotional campaign, I make sure to include it in my set during every performance and the response has been very positive, especially from the ladies. Right now I'm rolling out the Jamaican leg of the campaign so you can expect to see  increased visibility on the various local platforms."

Hailing from the tough enclaves of East Kingston, Jayds is no stranger to the dancehall scene and is best known for the gritty street anthem 'Weh We Come From'. He is also an accomplished producer responsible for the latest monster hit 'Breeze' by Aidonia and Govana. Some of his other noteworthy efforts with the camp include Frass Box, Coco Powder, Don Deh Yah, Gangster Town, Better and Krayzay'.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Usain Bolt & Leon Bailey Gives Major Endorsement to Reggae Singer Jae Prynse [WATCH VIDEO]

After receiving the nod of approval in early 2017 as one of the artistes to watch from industry stalwarts Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, Winford Williams and Seani B of BBC 1Xtra. Jamaican recording artiste Jae Prynse influence appears to be growing exponentially.

The burgeoning singer back from a promotional stint in Canada was thoroughly surprised recently after a pair of videos surfaced online featuring sprint superstar Usain Bolt and German-based football star Leon Bailey endorsing his song 'Try Harder', citing it as motivation during training for their respective disciplines. 

The thought-provoking composition which speaks to the adage of never giving up despite how daunting the journey may become also alludes to being thankful for rejection and discouragements as they are the catalyst to 'Try Harder'. Since getting the double endorsement the official video has racked up an additional 157,000 views via Vevo which now stands at almost 400,000 views.

No stranger to the perils of the inner city after losing several family members to gang violence, the young singer hailing from the Spanglers community in Downtown Kingston is currently signed to Live MB Music. Jae Prynse explained that the song speaks to his personal struggles and he feels that the motivational force of the song has enabled it to solidly connect with critics and fans alike.

"The song is about my personal struggle, growing up surrounded by violence, poverty and lack of opportunities which is a journey many people across the globe can relate to. As Jamaicans, we know the journeys of Usain Bolt and Leon Bailey to get to the level that they are at presently, but for them to endorse my song it is truly a blessing and I say respect to them and everyone that has been supportive of me and my career since my emergence."

Monday, March 19, 2018

Jahmiel Prepares for Upcoming Tour of the UK

Recording artiste Jahmiel has been on the go since the start of the year, and there seems to be no stopping in sight. On Wednesday, March 14th, Jahmiel departed for Austin, Texas, where he was confirmed to perform on three SXSW staging. 

The first show he co-headlined with Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean and then on Friday he would perform at Global Fest and Paligrossa. All three events were set with a musically diverse line up of artists from all over the United States.

"Performing in front of a non-Caribbean crowd is always an eye-opener, it allows you to see how far your music is reaching, how much work you have put in as well as how much further you need to go," says Jahmiel.

At each show, Jahmiel performed some of his well-known hits like,Gain the World, U Me Luv, Things Take Time, Where Were You and True Colours, but to his surprise, it was Strongest Soldier that was the biggest song at each show.

"The promotion we've put into 'Strongest Soldier' and continue to put in, makes me realize, its just time and hard work, as well as many of the people, resonate with the message in the song," says Jahmiel.

Getting ready to release the video for his single "Live Without Limits" Jahmiel is also gearing up for his UK tour, which will have him performing in Birmingham, Brixton and Manchester. Jahmiel is scheduled to embark to UK the first week of May and performs alongside Cham and Tarrus Riley on a few of the biggest reggae concerts in the UK, More Life, Full 100 and Reggae Loves Manchester festival. The anticipation in the UK has definitely grown over the past few months for Jahmiel and his fans have made it known that they are ready to see him in the UK.

"The Greatman has put in a lot of work over the years and UK ready for his return.  His growth as an artist and his energy on stage is one not many young artist have as a part of their package. Jahmiel delivery on stage is one that is always memorable. So I and nuff of my friends dem plan to roll out in our numbers to see the Patriotz boss" says Marcus Wyatt of Brixton UK.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Reggae Singer Ammoye Nominated for Fourth JUNO Award

Ammoye's Album The Light has been nominated for the fourth time for a Canadian JUNO Music Award.  Category: "Reggae Recording of the Year" for 2018. The Light, features collaborations with top Jamaican reggae talent including legends Sly Dunbar & Lenky Marsden; acclaimed song-writer Mikey Bennett and preeminent producer Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records and Natural High Music.

Ammoye sings of love, life and justice, a lightworker and a soul rebel. Rooted in the Reggae music of her native Jamaica, Ammoye effortlessly glides from Reggae and Dancehall to Gospel, Soul and R&B with breathtaking ease and presence.

This now multi-award winning artist started out her career while living with her grandparents in Clarendon, Jamaica, finding solace from life’s trials and tribulations by singing in her local church choir. After choir practice, she would regale the neighbourhood with her latest songs and poems from the top of the mango tree in her backyard.

In her late teens, reuniting with her mother brought her to Toronto, Canada. She quickly established herself in the community by forming the Sisters in Christ church group and the Voices of the Underground Artist movement, leading to further involvement and collaborations in Toronto’s vibrant music scene.

2017’s The Light, featuring collaborations with top Jamaican reggae talent including legends Sly Dunbar & Lenky Marsden, acclaimed songwriter Mikey Bennett and preeminent producer Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records and Natural High Music.