Friday, July 27, 2018

Teejay Creates History, Artiste To Share Stage With Aidonia & U.S Rapper T.I [WATCH VIDEO]

Last Friday saw history being created in Montego Bay when for the first time in the 25 year staging of Reggae Sumfest, three Montegonian artistes shared top billing on Dancehall night. Among the aggregate was Rush Sheikh recording artiste Teejay who gave a good account of himself in the wee hours of Saturday as the large gathering showed their appreciation for the segment featuring the trio dubbed 'The Mobay Tribute'.

Teejay, who hails from the volatile enclave of Glendevon says he never felt pressured to deliver despite the high level of expectation from the fans.

"It was great, the fans came out and I did my thing. I never felt pressured because Mobay is my hometown. However, I must applaud the organisers for a well-orchestrated, incident-free event because with all that is happening in Montego Bay, keeping the peace is paramount."

Coming on the heels of Reggae Sumfest Teejay is already upping the ante as he makes final preparations to departs for the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago this weekend where he is slated to headline the highly publicised Great Fete Weekend alongside Dancehall protagonist Aidonia and Grammy Award-winning U.S Rapper T.I

Great Fete Weekend is a series of annual parties hosted at Pigeon Point Beach Resort and other popular locations on the Isle of Tobago. The shindig boasts an impressive array of disc jocks and artistes spanning various genres across the Caribbean and North American diaspora.

Govana Gives Reggae Sumfest 'One and Moves' Onto Antigua & St. Kitts [WATCH VIDEO]

Speaking with members of the media prior to the 2018 instalment of Reggae Sumfest, 4th Genna recording artiste Govana said he was "Ready" for his solo debut and indeed he was. Dapperly attired in a full burnt orange ensemble the deejay made good on his promise, delivering a commendable set at last Friday's Dancehall Night to the appreciation of those in attendance.

Though not his first time on the festival but his inaugural as a solo act. The 'One And Move' hitmaker intimated that he's pleased he was able to deliver on such a major platform to the hordes who came out in support.

"The experience was great, I definitely felt the energy and support from the crowd, so it's fair to say I'm satisfied with my solo debut. I also want to say a special thank you to my team, the fans and the organisers of Reggae Sumfest for a great show."

Looking ahead, Govana is scheduled to depart the island in the coming days for a pair of concerts in the Leeward Islands this weekend. On Friday he'll be at the Frigate Bay Strip in St. Kitts before hopping over to Antigua's Dove Cove on Sunday for the highly publicised 'La Playa Privada' alongside labelmate Aidonia.

Upon returning to Jamaica, the Spanish Town deejay is expected to resume work on his debut EP along with several other projects. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Reggae Singer Jae Prynse Survives Brazen Attack by Gunmen [WATCH VIDEO]

Conscious Reggae crooner Jae Prynse is today counting his blessing following an incident on Monday evening which almost cost him his life.

The incident unfolded on Monday, July 9 at approximately 5:30 pm in Sydenham Villas, Spanish Town when the tunesmith went to the old capital on business to review some footage for an upcoming project. While outside the residence of the videographer discussing details, the two were pounced upon by a group armed men. With firearms brandished the men proceeded to threaten before robbing Jae Prynse and the videographer of several items of value including three smartphones, an Apple MacBook computer before yanking the artiste keys from him for his Yamaha motorcycle.

At least a third man was involved in the incident who was seen speeding away in a Silver Nissan AD Wagon alongside the two on the motorcycle.

Recounting the ordeal, a seemingly stunned but calm Jae Prynse says he is very disheartened by the bold actions of the unknown assailants considering Spanish Town and its environs are currently under a state of emergency. Underscoring that it's clear the presence of the law enforcement officers in the area is not a deterrent to criminals. However, despite the unpleasant experience, the singer disclosed that he's very thankful no one was seriously harmed amid encouraging the youths to work honestly for what they want as there is no future in criminality. 

The matter has been reported to the Spanish Town Police Station who are now conducting their investigations.

Jae Pryse is best known for the hit singles 'Try Harder' and 'Hard Work'

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Growing Demand For Govana, Artiste Premiers 'One And Move' Video [WATCH VIDEO]

Dancehall hot ticket Govana is not only dominating the entertainment scene locally, but his presence seems to be rapidly gaining momentum within the diaspora, with a noticeable surge in demand across the Caribbean archipelago and North America. 

Billed as one of the headliners for the highly publicised Reggae Sumfest 'Dancehall Night' which unfolds on July 20 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. Govana is set to embark on a Caribbean/North American stint thereafter. Alluding to his upcoming Sumfest solo debut, Govana insists he only has one thing to say "Ready". 

With a myriad of singles such as 'Gyal Clown', 'Better Than That', 'Breeze, Bake Bean, Hot Topic and One and Move' enjoying premium rotation across the space, the 4th Genna hitmaker is solidly booked for the summer with local engagements in Mandeville, St. Elizabeth, Ocho Rios and Negril before switching to the international landscape for assignments in St. Kitts, Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago, Grand Cayman and Canada.

In a statement to the Media, Govana says he is very happy with the current trajectory of his career with plans afoot for a series of visual releases in the weeks ahead.

"Right now I am very pleased with how my career is looking, everything is where it needs to be so we're just allowing the music to do the work and continue to build the brand through performances and other promotional avenues. We're working on several new projects and some new visuals most of which will be released soon. Aside from that, the focus is still on my debut EP, which will be something memorable."

Taking home some silverware earlier in the year for 'Breakthrough Artiste' and bullying his way onto the BBC 1Xtra Chart, Govana continues to break new ground has the weeks unfold scoring several consecutive chart-toppers in the process. The deejay on Thursday afternoon released the official visuals for his summer anthem 'One and Move', currently trending in the No.1 spot on Youtube. The video was shot by RD Studios.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Teejay Fully Booked For Summer, Ready For Reggae Sumfest [WATCH VIDEO]

If his current momentum and most recent performances are any indicators to go by, then it's fair to say that patrons at the upcoming Reggae Sumfest slated for July 15 -21 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay, will be in for quite a festive treat.  This as Dancehall artiste Teejay, one of their homegrown talents is all set to serve up a musical delight on the highly anticipated Dancehall Night set for Friday, July 20.

A native of the Glendevon community in the parish, Teejay says that all systems are in place and he is ready to bring his energized brand of music to the people of the second city.

"Everybody knows that Montego Bay is my place and Reggae Sumfest in one of the biggest festivals in the Caribbean for our music. So based on those factors alone I have to make sure to bring my 'A-Game' when I touch the stage on Dancehall Night." 

Quizzed if he felt pressured to deliver the 'Buss Head hitmaker said,"No! because Mobay already knows what I'm capable of when it comes to performing. It's just the outsiders will now get a chance to see for themselves."

Teejay who recently wrapped up a pair of fiery performances at Chromatic Live and 100 Live, the latter held at 100 Hope Road, is currently one of the hottest new picks in dancehall and continues to heat up the airwaves and social scene with his gritty street anthems 'Buss Head' and 'Up Top'. Both of which have amassed millions of views online.

According to his management, the artiste is fully booked for the summer and is expected to make appearances at several high profiles local events before jetting off to the Caribbean for a few assignments throughout the region.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Dancehall Artiste Versatile Changes Name & Rubbish Feud Rumours [WATCH VIDEO]

Currently enjoying an upsurge in the dancehall space with the singles '3 Card Man' and 'Gyal Teggareg', recording artiste Versatile continues to make strategic moves aimed at bolstering his presence on both the local and international front.

The entertainer in recent times has been facilitating the idea of a rebranding exercise through a name change. Citing the reason for this move as his moniker not being unique especially when searches are conducted online. 

"Though the name 'Versatile' which means 'the ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances' is fitting based on my artistic talent. It still proves difficult especially when people are searching for my content online and it's based on this reason I have decided to officially change my name to 'Versi'."

The artiste says the new alias will afford him more exclusivity and make it easier for fans to find him online.  "The name is not a major change, many people already refer to me as 'Versi' in the streets because you know how Jamaicans are, they always shortening people name, so the only real difference is that I am now making it officially public."

Along with the new moniker, Versi has released a new visual for 'Watch Over My Head' via his official VEVO Channel (VERSIVEVO). The single is produced by Markus Records. The deejay says based on current feedback plans are also afoot to shoot the video for '3 Card Man' in the days ahead. This move comes as part of efforts to amplify his presence has the summer unfolds.

Meanwhile, when quizzed about the lyrics of '3 Card Man' Versi quickly moved to rubbish furphies explaining that the song is not aimed at any particular artiste and he will not be fueling those speculations. Stating that the song speaks to disingenuous persons he has encountered throughout his life and musical journey.

"It's one of those songs that people can relate to. It's about fake friends, pretenders, tricksters, who appear to be the best persons when they are actually the worst. Just like the three card man, these fake friends are tricksters. They behave like they mean you good, when that is not their real intent. They smile with you, but behind your back tear you down."

The song was produced by Hempton Music, on the Happy Mood Rhythm.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Nesbeth Loses Close Friends in First Single from Upcoming Album [LISTEN AUDIO]

For the past few years recording artiste Nesbeth has lived a life filled with physical and spiritual trials and triumphs, but through it all, what has become most evident is the strength of his mental resolve and a noticeable growth in his music. 

Nowhere, is that better showcased than in the latest offering titled 'Remove My Enemies', the first single from his upcoming album A.M.E.N. The song alludes to Nesbeth asking the Almighty to eliminate the foes from his life but in an ironic twist, he notices the sudden disappearance of many of his close relatives and friends. 

"I ask God to remove my enemies and close friends start to fall. Anuh every family a relative can't trust nobody at all. Some of the worst fight weh me ever get a from the same people who benefit, from every hard work, every sweat.", - excerpt from Nesbeth's 'Remove My Enemy'

Radio rotation on the Sweet Music produced single is expected to commence this week, as the Rastafarian singer continues work on the completion of the album.

Executively produced on the Entertainment Soul recording imprint 'A.M.E.N', the album though still without an official release date is slated for the last quarter of 2018. Speaking on the project Nesbeth says, 

“My music is about real life issues, social commentary and topical matters presented in a clean and conscious manner that people from all ethnicities and spheres of life can appreciate.”  

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Grammy Nominated Jay-5Flow 'Noh Play' With Dancehall [WATCH VIDEO]

Working assiduously on becoming a household name in Jamaica, while carving out his own niche internationally. Dancehall recording artiste Omar Forsythe more popularly known by his moniker 'Jay-5Flow', has been creating waves on the international scene in recent years. 

So impacting has been his presence in North America that it landed him a nomination in the Reggae Category, at the 2014 instalment of the prestigious Grammy Awards for the hit single 'Tick Tack', featured on his debut album 'Dancehall Macarena'.  Produced on the Hot Boxxx Entertainment imprint, the album also featured 'Shake It SeƱorita', another noteworthy offering orchestrated by three times billboard producer, Minto Pierre. 

No stranger to the dancehall scene, the Jamaican born California based Jay-5Flow set to release his official visuals for 'Me Noh Play' in the days ahead, has worked with a myriad of international acts including; Foxy Brown, Ky-Mani Marley, Beenie Man, Gyptian, Warrior King, Konshens and Kranium. The burgeoning star credits Spragga Benz as one of his mentors under whose tutelage he toured extensively honing his craft in the process.

Despite his international achievements, Jay-5Flow says he also wants to make an indelible mark regionally hence the reason for broadening his focus to incorporate the Caribbean market. 

"They say a king is never crown in his own country, so that's why we have to go out there as ambassadors and do it internationally and let the people see our capabilities. As a Jamaican it is very important to remain grounded to my roots hence, going forward I will be placing a lot of emphasis on the local and regional markets. " - Jay-5Flow intimated.

Steadily broadening his network of local industry players the deejay his gearing up to unleash an aggressive promotional campaign around his latest effort 'Me Noh Play' produced by Big Zim Records.