July 2009 Blog Posts (86)

Flippa Mafia Flossing King Dazzles Sumfest

Smartly attired in Gucci and making a bold fashion statement, the King of Flossing, Flippa Mafia, made the Reggae Sumfest stage his own on Dancehall Night, Thursday, July 23.

It was in front of a capacity crowd at the Catherine Hall venue in Montego Bay that Flippa…

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Added by rugu rockstar on July 31, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

aidonia stands alone...no gaza, gully, or alliance



"No Alliance, no 'Gaza', no 'Plaza', no 'Gully'; JOP a dat me seh," says former Alliance member Aidonia after what seemed like a hiatus from the dancehall industry.



Aidonia said he has reinvented himself and is now ready to take back his spot in the dancehall industry with JOP (Jag One Production) by his side.



"Mi hide weh and reinvent mi thing. Mi nah deal with anything fi throw off mi energy or mi meds. So any negative… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 31, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

beenie man kicks off summer sizzle



The always-smiling Beenie Man was beaming especially broadly on Wednesday night at Pure Plush, New Kingston, as he launched his August 22 Sizzle at a brief ceremony hosted by Dr Kingsley 'Ragashanti' Stewart.



The concert, which marks Beenie Man's 30 years in music, takes place inside the National Stadium and features a staggering line-up of performers, including Shaggy, Sizzla, Funkmaster Flex, John Holt, D'Angel, Etana, Fanton Mojah,… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Twin of Twins Freed of Fraud Charges

Controversial dancehall artistes Patrick and Paul Gaynor, popularly known as Twins of Twins, were freed of fraud charges on Thursday morning when they appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.



The two brothers were charged several weeks ago for allegedly defrauding a fellow artiste of more than $50,000.



Allegations are that the complainant paid the brothers the money to assist with the application for a… Continue

Added by ReGGae on July 31, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

queen ifrica takes international night @ reggae sumfest



It appears as though there is nothing stopping the 'Fyah Muma', Queen Ifrica now, as she continues to blaze a fiery trail with her captivating and peppery performances, the latest being Reggae Sumfest's International Night 1, staged on Friday, July 24, in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.



Reports in a local newspaper described Queen Ifrica's performance as 'one that stunned thousands of patrons with one of the better performances the night… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 31, 2009 at 2:24am — No Comments

alfamega writes letter to T.I



Former Grand Hustle associate Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars has reportedly inked an open letter to T.I. which speaks on his past and present loyalty.



alfamega-ti-300x300-2009-05-05.jpg"On the real, I'm not coming to you as a disgruntled crying as*ed b*tch who's mad about being let go," Alfa wrote. "I'm coming to you as a man who is disappointed that he was publicly exiled by a friend. You've often said that you're a man of your words but… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 31, 2009 at 2:22am — No Comments

hartford teen missing...have you seen her



HARTFORD - Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager.



Valentina Rodriguez, also known as "Valley," has been missing since about 6 p.m. Wednesday, when the 14-year-old ran away, threatening suicide, police said.



She is Hispanic, 5 feet 1, 110 pounds, and has dark brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt; striped, multicolored pajama pants; and gray and white… Continue

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sasha turns life over to christ



Sasha is no longer singing about wanting a 'Natty' on her front-line, as she is now a Christian.



The singer was recently seen on a local television station advertising Gospel Explosion, a gospel concert which will be held on August 1 in St Ann.



When contacted, she confirmed that she was now a Christian.



"Yes, I am a Christian. Almost a year now," she told THE STAR, while noting that she was baptised at Bethel… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 30, 2009 at 2:11am — No Comments

Bounty makes early exit @ fully loaded; Fat Joe shines & Darkcide does good

Just days after an awesome performance at Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night, Bounty Killer left fans wondering what went wrong after he made an early exit at Fully Loaded's 13th anniversary at James Bond Beach, St Mary.

The incident, which occurred just as things were beginning to pick up, angered fans who were waiting to see his performance. Most left immediately despite the announcement that they were other…

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Added by rugu rockstar on July 28, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Lady Saw takes on producing role

After many successful years in the dancehall as an artiste, 'Queen of the Dancehall', Lady Saw, is now a producer.

Lady Saw's first production on her recently registered Diva Records is the Summer Bounce rhythm. The rhythm was made by Jam 2 and Stephen McGregor and given to Lady Saw three years ago.



However, it was only recently that she decided to use the rhythm. She produced songs for herself like Bills and Beg Yuh, as well as other… Continue

Added by ReGGae on July 27, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dancehall Coming of Age - Reggae Sumfest

Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest was special in many ways, firstly it shows the strength of the young people in Jamaica who are still hungry for the popular sound. Secondly, there was hardly any hype about impending clashes or confrontations amongst the deejays and sing-jays who were billed for the event. Nor was there any expectation of any fire burning and gay bashing from any of the usual suspects. Yet… Continue

Added by ReGGae on July 27, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

rihanna & chris brown spend week-end in same hotel



Trump International Hotel & Tower won't comment on pair skirting a court order to stay separate.



A week before Chris Brown is scheduled to be sentenced for beating Rihanna last February, there's evidence that the two are unwisely disobeying court orders to stay separate from each other...in fact, they spent this weekend in shockingly close proximity.



Despite a judge's orders for Chris to stay 50 yards away from Rihanna… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

man on heroin crashes into hydrant



By LYNN DOAN The Hartford Courant



10:23 AM EDT, July 26, 2009



HARTFORD - A 34-year-old Hartford man, who appears to have been under the influence of heroin, barreled through a red light at Broad Street and Capitol Avenue this morning before knocking down a fire hydrant in front of The Hartford Courant headquarters and then crashing into a median, police said.



Witnesses told police that Noel Salaberrios of… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 26, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Bounty Hails Gaza At Sumfest + Video

Vybz Kartel underlined his dominance as dancehall's top act with a brilliant performance at Reggae Sumfest 2009 this morning. Hitting the stage at a few minutes to 5 a.m., the EME deejay of the year immediately energised the crowd with his trademark line from his recent number one, Money…

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Added by ReGGae on July 26, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

rae town...street dance suffering from ban

Michael Lee, Star Writer



Residents of Rae Town, east Kingston, are suffering because of the death of their 'Sunday Night Old Hits' party which they say was the life of their community.



"A it mek my daughter go through primary school, till she pass an go St Hugh's, go six form and now shi a do har bachelor's degree," said Mama Bird, a well-known resident in the community.



This sentiment was shared by other residents who… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 25, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

usain bolt....rules in london

Against a strong headwind, Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 100 metres at the London Grand Prix yesterday in his last race over the distance before the world championships next month.



The Olympic

champion and world record-holder clocked 9.91 seconds at Crystal Palace.



Another of the sport's biggest stars, Yelena Isinbayeva, was stunned in the pole vault, losing for the first time in six years.



Anna Rogowska of… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 25, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

barrington levy "only you"

Platinum Camp recording artiste Barrington Levy hot new single ONLY YOU on the SELF DEFENSE RIDDIM produced by Skatta Burrell and Shady, which has been getting solid rotation on HOT 97 since its release, is certainly on its way of becoming a hit.



"Only You" expresses the romantic pledges of a man in love, and dishing out his pleas and reassurances to his female counter part, "only her posses the powers that be, to make him feel and act the… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 24, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

gramps morgan to release solo album

After taking a brief hiatus from Morgan Heritage, Gramps Morgan is ready to release his debut solo album. Titled '2 Sides Of My Heart', the album is set for release in August.



Gramps - a diverse multitalented artiste with that distinctively deep voice - is on a mission to reinvent himself with resolute vows to inspire and motivate people through his craft.



"I want to heal people through music and, at the same time, I just want to… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 24, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

lady spice signs with VP records

Grace 'Spice' Hamilton, who is now a Billboard artiste after landing the number 86 spot on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts with Rampin' Shop, her controversial duet with Vybz Kartel, is celebrating yet another victory.



Spice was last week signed to the prestigious VP Records label

for a major album deal.



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She said, "Last year, so many people started to approach me about signing me to album deals but I was so… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 24, 2009 at 4:07pm — No Comments

selectors begging for peace

Several selectors have been abused in the past, whether by artistes or their entourages. However, these acts of violence are not encouraged by selector and other members of the dancehall industry.



The lastest victim was selector Richie Feelings who was hit with a bottle in his forehead, allegedly by a member of the Alliance, at the last Hot Mondays. This reportedly occurred because Richie Feelings… Continue

Added by rugu rockstar on July 24, 2009 at 4:03pm — No Comments

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