Thursday, 24 March 2016

Artiste Delete Producer Because he Support Popcaan

Dancehall producer Marcus Myrie has parted ways with his long time friend and former business associate I-Octane.

Marcus said the split was inevitable since the relationship was rocky for months. He said I-Octane recently crossed the line when he dissed him in a song then deleted him from social media because he showed support for rival dancehall artiste Popcaan.

Marcus posted two diss songs aimed at I-Octane on his social media page on the weekend, both recorded by his artiste D East. The producer said unlike I-Octane, his camp is not into beating around the bush.

"Me and I-Octane nah deal from July. Mi put up a video on Instagram using the slang 'Kickout' and he and his manager called me about it and was chatting up a bag of things. After that, they blocked me on Whats App because dem and Popcaan nuh good. Wi split and a do wi own thing, then him a guh sing song seh boy sell out dem friend for Mark X. At the time a me a drive a Mark X, suh mi know a me him a talk," he said.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Reggae Artiste Jimmy Riley Died At Age 68

Iconic reggae singer Jimmy Riley is dead.

Djslick44 Music News understands that "Jimmy Riley" who is the father of reggae artiste Tarrus Riley, died on Tuesday after battling with cancer.

Known for hits like Love and Devotion and Give Thanks And Praise, 

Many who have heard the news thought it was untrue, Fans started Question and asking Radio Personnel "Elise Kelly" if the Facts were true, While she was doing Her Show @Iriefm. Which she indicated the Artiste is Dead

Since news began circulating on Wednesday morning a number of persons have taken to social media to express their sentiments.

Tarrus Riley's label mate, Alaine was among the first to show support.

"Sending sincere condolences to @tarrusrileyja for the loss of his father. Only God knows the pain we feel and only God will heal it. #restinloveJimmyRiley #Godcomfortyourfamily #loveneverdies," she wrote.

Jimmy Riley was 68.

Buju Send Message To Fans

Imprisoned artiste Buju Banton has reached out to fans, pleading with them “not be distracted by all the things that are taking place around them”.

In a statement published in Vibe Magazine’s popular Boomshots column, Buju, 43, also blasted contemporary music, describing it as “meaningless”.

The Grammy-winning singjay is in the fifth of a 10-year sentence on drug-related offences. He is serving time in a federal prison in Florida.
The following is the full text of Buju’s statement.

“Tell my fans do not be distracted by all the things that are taking place around them because it is designed to throw them off kilter, to make moral decadence even more widespread than it already is, and plunge people into a state of darkness.

“They’re trying to reverse the progress that we have made over the years through the music. And now the music is meaningless. It doesn’t stimulate, it doesn’t educate, it doesn’t reinvigorate.

All it does is get you angry because it’s filled with nothing but narcissists exalting themselves over the earthly possessions that they have managed to get. They don’t even have anything—it’s crumbs.

“And therefore, the music is suffering. The people are suffering. Sadness and gloom is prevailing. It’s widespread. But be patient. Because suffering may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Three Charged With Murder for Luciano Son

THREE teenagers have been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Menelik McClymont, who died on Sunday, February 28, as a result of stab wounds he received the day before.

McClymont is the son of reggae singer Luciano.
Charged are: Jerome Coombs, 18, of Bob Marley Boulevard in Cooreville Gardens, Kingston 20; Camanie Shaw, 18; and Nashlyn Anderson, 18, both of Ambrook Lane, Kingston 10.

They are scheduled to appear in the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court in St Andrew, on Friday.
The day his son died, Luciano appealed in a video post on social media that anyone who had information should report the matter to the police.
“Dem kill mi son. The youth a go school ... Anyone who have any information leading up to this,” he said, in part.

According to information from the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), McClymont was stabbed several times on Saturday, February 27, around 2:30 pm in the vicinity of Parkington Plaza on Half-Way-Tree Road, St Andrew.
He was rushed to hospital

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Monday, 7 March 2016

Artiste Queen Say Man With No Teeth Make Best Love @IRIE_FM @ladyrennae

Gully Bob in a small interview with the Vibes Queen "Lady Rannea" at Irie

told lady Rennea that he was in a accident over the weekend, Which he almost lost his life. Gully Bop who is now in pain introduce his Queen to lady Rennae on radio.

Speaking to lady Rennea on Irie Fm she said the recording artiste is taking care of  and a man with no teeth make the best love.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Gully Bop tired of people taking advantage

Dancehall artiste Gully Bop said he is tired of people taking advantage of him, especially those put in charge of managing his career.

A disappointed Bop said that he is now contemplating leaving the island's shores in hopes of finding someone he can trust with his career.

The artiste said that he has had too many bad experiences with the local persons put in charge of his career and wants to now explore his options.

He claims that he has not been able to hold onto a manager because people are always trying to take advantage of him. "Everybody just want to use Bop and leave," he said. "Dem just a look out fi themselves and not my interests. Dem just want to take wat they can get, and I'm tired of it."

The deejay went on to reveal that he will be travelling overseas soon in hopes of finding a new manager. "Right now, a overseas me a look yah cause di people dem out here a users. It's time for me to look out for myself and, right now, that mean say mi affi look outside."

Bop said he is planning on travelling to Canada or the United States to find someone. Although he is adamant about finding someone outside of the country to manage his career, Bop has not totally given up on his people.

"It's not like mi a count out nuhbody because if me find somebody here weh really want fi help mi and not themself, den I will give them a chance, but right now, mi affi try somebody new," the deejay said.

The entertainer recently parted ways with manager Karl Durrant. Durrant had taken up the responsibility of managing the artiste after ex-fiance Chin Chin gave up the position following a nasty fall-out between the two. The relationship between Durrant and Bop, however, was short-lived.

WINSTON ‘Merritone’ Blake, Died At Age 75

A giant of Jamaica’s music industry, "Merritone Blake" die on Saturday, Feburary 27, at age 75.

His friend and neighbour, Michael Hall, told the Jamaica Observer that the legendary sound system man died at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Hall said Blake suffered a stroke in January and was recuperating at home. On Wednesday he was admitted to the UHWI after feeling ill.
Doctors there said he ‘took a turn for the worst’ on Friday and died at 5:30 am Saturday.

The Blake family is synonymous with the Merritone sound system, which was started by father Val Blake in 1950 in St Thomas. While still at Kingston College, Winston and his older brother Trevor took over operations of the ‘set’ in 1956 when their father died.

Winston Blake was also a music producer and promoter of talent contests that helped to launch the careers of his wife Cynthia Schloss and Beres Hammond.

He produced several of Schloss’s hit songs, including Love Forever and Surround Me With Love. She died in 1999.

In recent years, he was a founding member of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes, and continued to play Thursdays at the Waterfalls club in St Andrew.

Blake — who was awarded the Order of Distinction from the Jamaican Government in 1995 — is survived by brothers Trevor and Monty (Tyrone died in 2012), children and grandchildren.