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June 30, 2010

"I WILL BE EXONERATED" - KARTEL


Vybz Kartel has issued a statement to the press regarding a statement by the police naming him as a "major person of interest" in St. Catherine. He has consented to be interviewed by the police this morning.
I, like millions of other Jamaicans, have certain concerns about the potential violation of my civil rights and liberties during this State of Emergency, however, I will grant the police an audience this morning as they have declared me a "major person of interest", and placed my name on a list populated by a number of alleged criminals.
This is not the first time that the police force has attempted to smear my reputation based on half-baked assumptions and ridiculous rumours, but as it happened then, I know I will be exonerated once again. I have nothing to fear. Fear makes men believe the worst, but I believe in our justice system, however flawed it may be, and in the end, I will be vindicated. I remain confident that the security forces will act with professionalism in this matter.
I have engaged legal counsel to safeguard my rights, and the truth will prevail.
I know I will be exonerated.

Lauryn Hill Breaks Her Silence


Lauryn Hill hasn’t granted many interviews as of late, but NPR managed to score some one-on-one time with the reclusive singer during her visit to the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, Calif., earlier this month.
Reporter Zoe Chace was invited to ride in the former Fugees member’s car following her performance and soon found out that Ms. Hill, as she prefers to be called, is doing just fine despite the rumors.

On why she stopped putting out music: “There were a number of different reasons. But partly, the support system that I needed was not necessarily in place. There were things about myself, personal-growth things, that I had to go through in order to feel like it was worth it. In fact, as musicians and artists, it’s important we have an environment—and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the [music] industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society, or at least some aspect of society. And it’s important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected. Oftentimes, I think people are forced to make decisions prematurely. And then that sound radiates.”

On wanting to sing more: “I’m trying to open up my range and really sing more. With The Fugees initially, and even with Miseducation, it was very hip-hop—always a singing over beats. I don’t think people have really heard me sing out. So if I do record again, perhaps it will have an expanded context.Where people can hear a bit more.”

On why she started to perform again: “I don’t know if you know this, but I have five children. The youngest is 2 now, so she’s old enough that I can leave her for a period of time and know she’s going to be okay. That’s one reason. And I think it’s just time. I’m starting to get excited again. Believe it or not, I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first. I think people might realize, you know, ‘We love the way she sounds, we love the music, but I think we just love how fearless she is. How boundless she is, when it comes to what she wants to do.’ And I think that can be infectious.”

On staying healthy: “I think if I was created with such power or an ability, then what’s also been put in me is the blueprint for the responsibility part, as well. I have to take care of myself in order to take care of this gift, which has affected so many. I don’t treat it lightly. It’s important to me to be healthy and to be whole.”
Source: www.rap-up.com

June 27, 2010

AGENT SASCO, I-OCTANE TO LEAD DIGICEL’S SUMFEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN


Digicel, sponsor of Sumfest for the 10th consecutive year, recently announced the two faces that will lead the company’s Sumfest Marketing Campaign — Agent Sasco and I-Octane. The announcement was made during the official launch of the Reggae Sumfest 2010, came a week after the telecommunications company reported that they have teamed up with international producer Demarco to produce the vibrant and energetic rhythm titled “Next Generation”.
Agent Sasco, after rebranding himself from his former name — Assassin, is said to be leading a revolution in the Jamaican music industry. Commenting on his involvement with Digicel’s Sumfest marketing campaign Sasco expressed, “something like this is a testament to my character as an artiste and something that I am very proud of.”
I-Octane, a fresh face that also has one of his recent singles (She Deh Yah Fi Mi Love) featured on the Digicel Sumfest rhythm, also echoed similar sentiments stating that, “being one of the faces of Digicel’s marketing campaign for Sumfest definitely adds a new dimension to my career and it’s truly an honour to be a part of the Digicel family in such a big way”.
Digicel’s marketing campaign for Sumfest is gearing up to be the hottest marketing campaign for the summer with the telecoms provider promising customers great value offers. According to Shelly-Ann Curran, Senior Sponsorship Manager at Digicel, “Our line-up of activities this year has led us to forge some fantastic partnerships that will ensure that our customers continue to benefit from superior value and amazing offers. We have also joined with Motorola again to continue wowing our customers with the latest innovation in mobile technology and we will be announcing these details very soon. It’s going to be a great summer for Digicel and our customers and we’re looking forward to it”.

IKAYA CONNECTED AT PIER 1



Female deejay Ikaya is said to be feeling good about the her performance at the event dubbed Colour Me Purple which was held at Pier 1 in Montego Bay, last Saturday.
Sharing the stage with Lady Saw and Ce’Cile, the up-and-coming artiste held her own going on right after a fiery performance from the bad gal of dancehall Ce’Cile.
Ikaya opened her set with Amber Alert before going into singles such as Good Up Good Up and closing out with Best Wine (a counteraction to Gyptian’s Hold Yuh).
“I was really heartened by the warm reception I received. It’s shows that my music is reaching its target,” commented Ikaya about the crowd’s response to her performance.
In other news the video for her latest single Money Ova Man is enjoying chart success
on both Hype TV’s VTX and RE TV’s MVP video countdown charts.
The video is currently in the number two position on both charts.
The single is also receiving good rotation on local airwaves.

June 26, 2010

“CLARKS” HOLD’S FIRM @ #1 ON HYPE TV TOP 20 SINGLES CHART




Members of the Portmore Empire Vybz Kartel, Popcaan & Slim withClarks continues to grip the chart’s #1 spot for yet another.

I-Octane maintains his hold with Think A Little Time at the #2 position.

The general Mavado’s House Top climbs into the #3 place on the chart moving up from #4 and claimed the Shot To Watch title.

Multicultural artiste Ms Triniti steps in the top five with Mr. Deejay, now at #4 two spaces up from #6.

Fresh act Richie Loops’ My Cup is this week’s Greatest Gainer as it leaps three places up to take hold of the #5 position.

The chart New Entry goes to radio disc jock Sunshine, Unicorn and creator of Dancehall slangs Ching Ching with A Doh Care Anymore as it makes entry at #20 and produced by DJ Frass.

THE CHART AIRED FRIDAY'S @ 9:15pm WITH REPEATS DURING THE WEEK ON HYPE TV CAN BE VIEWED IN THE WEEKEND CHAT! NEWSPAPER ON FRIDAY'S, YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS WEEK TOP 20 SINGLES CHART ON HYPE TV WEBSITE JUST LOG ONTO www.hypetvjam.com




TOP 5 BUBBLERS

TW ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL
01 Busy Signal – Night Shift – Tuff Muzik/Star Player Music

02 Bugle – Pearly Gates –TJ Records

03 Beenie Man – Under Curfew – Rose Gord Ent

04 Sophia Squire – Nah Fight Ova Man – Breddroc Music

05 Etana - Happy Heart - No Doubt Records
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• Chart Compilation was done based on information received from the Sound Systems, Record Shops and Clubs Island wide.

June 24, 2010

Christopher Dudus Coke Turned Over to U.S. Officials



• Accused Jamaican Drug Lord Arrived in New York Thursday Evening

By RICHARD ESPOSITO and MARK SCHONE

Christopher Coke, the accused drug lord captured by Jamaican police Tuesday, was escorted by U.S. federal agents off a plane in suburban Westchester County, New York, at about 7 p.m. after his extradition from Jamaica.
He is expected to be arraigned in federal court in Manhattan on Friday.
Coke, also known as Dudus, who was wanted by the Southern District of New York on drug and weapons charges, was captured by Jamaican police on the outskirts of Kingston on Tuesday. He waived his right to judicial proceedings in Jamaica, according to a statement from the Justice Department, and was transferred to the custody of the U.S. Marshals service and the DEA.
U.S. Marshals, DEA agents and federal prosecutors had worked hand in hand with senior Jamaican military and police officials in an effort to effect Coke's surrender and extradition. His attorney had contacted U.S. authorities on Monday advising that Coke was considering turning himself in to the U.S. It was the first communication that U.S. authorities had had with Coke's attorney in several weeks.
"We are relieved that Coke's arrest and transfer to New York was not marked by the violence that had gripped the streets of Jamaica for so many days," said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. "We look forward to presenting our case to a jury in a Manhattan courtroom and bringing Coke to justice."
Source: abcnews.com

‘PRAY FOR ME’, ‘DUDUS’ BEGS JAMAICA


HOURS before his extradition to the United States, former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke asked Jamaicans to pray for him.
In a two-page typewritten statement issued through his lawyer Tom Tavares Finson, Coke said he was leaving with a heavy heart, but was convinced he would be “vindicated”.
“Pray for me and God bless Jamaica,” Coke said. “I leave Jamaica and my family, in particular Patsy [mother Pauline ‘Patsy’ Halliburton], with a heavy heart, but fully confident that in due course I will be vindicated and returned to them.”
He said he had taken the decision to waive his rights to an extradition trial “on my own free will and have done so even though I’m of the belief that my case would have been successfully argued in the court of Jamaica”.
“I take this decision for I now believe it to be in the best interest of my family, the community of West Kingston and in particular the people of Tivoli and above all Jamaica,” he said.
Coke will be taken to the United States today, where he faces drug and gun-running charges.
Source: www.jamaicaobserver.com

NICKI MINAJ TONES DOWN THE SEXINESS



By T. Cole Rachel
Photography Aldo Rossi

Nicki Minaj might have been born in Trinidad and raised in Jamaica, Queens, but the 25-year-old rapper and one-woman style tornado makes music like she comes from another planet. Minaj’s Harajuku Barbie aesthetic and penchant for autographing the breasts of her devoted female fans notwithstanding, she is arguably one of the strongest female voices to emerge in hip-hop in the last decade. “I don’t mind being called a weirdo,” says Minaj. “There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.” Minaj has worked hard to establish her own voice, writing all her own material and not leaning on sex appeal. “I made a conscious decision to try to tone down the sexiness,” she says. “I want people—especially young girls—to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go with that.” It was Minaj’s oversize personality and kaleidoscopic raps that drew the attention of her new friend and mentor Lil Wayne, who signed her to his Young Money label in 2009. Since then, Minaj’s progress on her hotly anticipated debut album, Massive Attack (due out this fall), has been slowed only by her popularity as a collaborator. She’s popped up on tracks for artists such as Usher, Robin Thicke, and Mariah Carey. “One of the biggest highlights of this year was being onstage with Jeezy, Wayne, and Drake in the middle of Jay-Z’s set at Madison Square Garden,” says Minaj. “And not only did we do a song together, but I was in a video with Mariah Carey! I still haven’t gotten over that!”.
interviewmagazine.com






I-OCTANE SHOOTS VIDEO FOR MY LIFE




I-Octane recently wrapped up the video shoot for his popular single My Life. The video was shot on location at the Lindsay Crescent studio in Kingston and is now in the editing stages.
Directed by Asha Mchail and the single produced by DJ Frass, it is expected to come with a strong storyline. The artiste says that fans can look out for “something that will depict the everyday twist and turns of life.”
“You know life comes with a lot of surprises – some good some bad. While the video will not be going into all that drama…you will still be getting a ‘little taste’ of my life,” pointed out I-Octane on his upcoming video which he says is expected to be premiering soon.
My Life is presently on the Jamaican charts and feedback coming from the streets is that it is one of the most requested songs in the dancehall right now.
Other singles that has been garnering success for the artiste is Lose A Friend and Think A Little Time
I-Octane recently recorded the song Hold You in My Arms for radio jock turned producer ZJ Chrome. The song is featured on the Cardiac Bass rhythm project.

June 22, 2010

'DUDUS' BEING HELD IN SECURE FACILITY, SAYS JAMAICAN POLICE





• Miller was transporting him to US embassy

Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is now being held in a secure facility according to the police.

Coke was held earlier this afternoon in a police spot check at Ferry on Mandela Highway, in St. Catherine. The Reverend Al Miller was accompanying him. He was then transferred to a secure facility.

Coke is wanted in the US on drug and gunrunning charges.

In a press briefing being held at the Commissioner's Office on Old Hope Road, Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington said that they are looking forward to starting legal proceedings within the next 48 hours.


Ellington again appealed to Al. Miller to turn himself in to the police. He told the press briefing that no member of the police high command was aware of Miller's plan to turn in Coke without going through the legal process.

Ellington said that the police are investigating as to why Miller was let go and they had several questions to ask him.

He said that Coke was in good condition.

Ellington also appealed to members of the public to remain calm.

In the meantime the Police High Command has again raised the threat level from criminal violence against their members and assets to extremely high. This means there is anticipation of imminent violent attacks on members as well as physical assets.

This upgrading of the threat level is based on intelligence suggesting that detained and displaced criminals as well as other criminal criminals are planning attacks on Security Forces personnel and assets.

The police is urging all members to take seriously this threat assessment and raise their level of awareness and anticipation on and off duty.

Source: go-jamaica.com

Behind the scenes : On Set of Sean Kingston’s Tour Rehearsals


Sean Kingston will kick off one of the biggest tours of the summer with Justin Bieber this Wednesday in Hartford, Conn. The Jamaican-American singer invited Rap-Up TV exclusively on set of his tour rehearsals in Los Angeles, where he ran through his hits including “Me Love,” “Face Drop,” and his brand new single “Letting Go (Dutty Love).”
The future husband of Nicki Minaj also talked about hitting the road with the teen phenom, what fans can expect, and the pranks he’ll pull on his tourmate. Watch out, Justin!
Source: www.rap-up.com

June 20, 2010

Rihanna Working with Producer Alex Da Kid on New Album


By Georgette Cline

Creating a record to top the success of Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” is a challenge Alex Da Kid is willing to take on. The 26-year-old producer has been crafting beats for the Bajan singer’s’ forthcoming album.

Rihanna may be in the early stages of recording her fifth opus, but she’s already calling on Alex to craft records to her liking. In the past, the London native made beats specifically thinking about the pop star’s tastes. “When I first started working with [Rihanna], I was doing that,” reveals Alex, who produced “Love the Way You Lie,” her collaboration with Eminem.

As time progressed, the “Airplanes” producer took a more organic approach. “I don’t try to directly mold [a record] to her ’cause you never really know what she’s thinking,” he tells Rap-Up.com. “She wants input from other people. She doesn’t always want to come up with the ideas. She wants talented people to help come up with ideas. I just do what feels natural.”

Alex has teamed up with Rihanna on several records, none of which he can name nor describe yet. “We’ve done a couple,” he admits. “We’ve got a few good ones that will probably end up on the album.”

When brainstorming ideas to make a beat, Alex’s approach is rather simple. “[Artists] never want to do something like their last album; they want to do something fresh and new,” he states. “I just do whatever I feel like is a hot song.”

Source: www.rap-up.com


MELLOQUENCE DOES MUSIC VIDEO FOR TAKE YOU HOME SINGLE



A combination of the words ‘mellow’ and ‘eloquence’ has given rise to Melloquence, a singjay who says his name speaks for itself. A 2008 Top 10 finalist in the talent quest, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall, Melloquence is currently signed to Big Already Entertainment, for whom he has been voicing singles while honing his performance skills. One of the singles commanding air time is Take You Home, and the artiste is quite excited at the possibilities. “This song is being embraced by the people and we have been encouraged to do the video,” he said. Directed by Janelle Dyer of Scorpio 21, the video had its television premiere last weekend and so far response has been quite positive. “When I saw the storyboard, it was something similar to what I had in mind for the song, and it’s really a nice video, even if I say so myself,” Melloquence said. “It is a club setting and it very much to the point. There’s nothing for anyone to have to guess and spell about,” he said. Other singles in rotation for the artiste are Royal Woman, produced by Dr Dizzle and Heart Cries Out, which features Classical Esca. “Right now things are looking up. I am comfortable in myself and have every confidence in my management team,” he stated. The Charliemount High School past student, whose real name is Ramone Drake, writes all his material himself and has worked on projects with other artistes including Tanya Stephens, Gentleman, I-Eye, Buju Banton and Sizzla.

June 19, 2010

EDGY, PARTY RIDDIM FOR DIGICEL 2010 SUMFEST CAMPAIGN



Digicel Jamaica, a main sponsor of Reggae Sumfest since 2001, has partnered with the talented and versatile producer, Demarco to create a hot, new riddim that will be the catalyst behind the company's Sumfest campaign this year.
"So far, the riddim features nine of dancehall's hottest acts including I-Octane, Tifa, Ding Dong, Liquid, Bugle and D'Angel," shared Shelly-Ann Curran, senior sponsorship manager at Digicel.
Speaking to Demarco on the inspiration behind the production of this riddim, he explained, "I actually got a call from Digicel saying they were looking for something edgy, something with a party vibe that will excite and entertain Jamaica. So the riddim was created with all of that in mind, plus ensuring that it represented Digicel's innovative spirit."

Demarco also made note of the kind of artistes that are featured on the production, saying that "they are recognised as being among some of the most futuristic artistes that represent the next generation in Jamaican music. Overall it's a good project".
In the meantime, Digicel was still mum on what their Sumfest campaign for 2010 will entail.
"We'll be unveiling the entire campaign at the Sumfest media launch, but it's going be an exciting summer with Digicel," closed Shelly Ann Curran.

“CLARKS” TOP HYPE TV TOP 20 SINGLES CHART


Vybz Kartel and his team Popcaan & Slim from Portmore Empire has made their way in the #1 position this week with Clarks as they dethroned the strong one’.

I-Octane creeps up with Think A Little Time for the #2 spot moving up from #3 and also holds the Greatest Gainer title for My Life as it jumps three places up into #16.

Etana ‘the strong one’ lose her position with August Town has it’s no longer reigns and slips into #3.

The ‘gully god’ Mavado’s House Top claims the Shot To Watch title this week as it moves in the top five position in at #4.

Stephen McGregor with Caan Fren Again drops to the #5 place on the chart.

The chart’s New Entry goes to Andy Livingston with My Promise as it comes it #19 off the Black Dutch Records.


THE CHART AIRED FRIDAY'S @ 9:15pm WITH REPEATS DURING THE WEEK ON HYPE TV CAN BE VIEWED IN THE WEEKEND CHAT! NEWSPAPER ON FRIDAY'S, YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS WEEK TOP 20 SINGLES CHART ON HYPE TV WEBSITE JUST LOG ONTO www.hypetvjam.com





TOP 5 BUBBLERS

TW ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL
01 Busy Signal – Night Shift – Tuff Muzik/Star Player Music

02 Bugle – Pearly Gates –TJ Records

03 Beenie Man – Under Curfew – Rose Gord Ent

04 Sophia Squire – Nah Fight Ova Man – Breddroc Music

05 Etana - Happy Heart - No Doubt Records
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Chart Compilation was done based on information received from the Sound Systems, Record Shops and Clubs Island wide.




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June 16, 2010

SNOOP DOGG FINALLY GRANTED ENTRY TO THE U.K.


by Danielle Harling

After what seemed like a never-ending battle with U.K. immigration authorities rapper Snoop
Dogg has finally been granted a visa to visit the country. The Wall Street Journal reports that Snoop was informed of the decision last week.

The decision to allow Snoop to return to the U.K. couldn’t have come at a better time. In the coming weeks, the Cali-based rapper will perform at the renowned Glastonbury Festival, a concert in London’s Hyde Park, and a charity event in Manchester.

According to Snoop’s lawyer, if he was unable to perform at those shows because of visa issues he could have possibly lost somewhere near half a million dollars.

“This is a major coup for the renewal of his relationship with the British immigration authorities and justifies the approach he has taken over the last three years to clear his name and reputation,” said Snoop’s lawyer in a letter sent to immigration authorities.

Following the ban Snoop received after a scuffle and consequent arrest at London’s Heathrow Airport he attempted to visit the country again in 2007, but was denied entry.

Source: www.hiphopdx.com



DENNO’S MAKE IT AND MI FEEL IT ‘A SHOT’


Make It and Mi Feel It, two of the latest singles from Master One Production artiste, Denno, have been getting a lot of love from FM radio and also from the selectors in the dancehall.
“The songs are doing good … we’ve been getting a lot of requests,” Denno reports with a smile. “In other words dem a shot,” he said by way of further explanation.
It’s not hard to imagine why these songs are finding their way into the hearts of the people. Not only are they conscious and thought-provoking, Denno sings them with a conviction that is piercing and memorable. In fact, Denno says he always wanted to be a deejay, but he realised early on that the types of lyrics which he pens are best suited to a singer rather than a deejay.
“I realise that for me to bring out the right words it’s not about the fast spitting out of lyrics … it’s all about slowing it down so that people can hear the words, listen and learn,” says the singer.
According to Denno, his management team is now working on video projects for the singles.
“We hope to release the videos by the end of this month. We are assembling the video crew and making sure that the video reflects the mood and tone of the songs,” the artiste said.
Asked how he felt about the early success of the singles, he noted, “I am happy that things are moving in the right direction and with hard work and Master One Productions giving me their total support things can only get better.”

June 13, 2010

DIGICEL PARTNERS WITH SUMFEST AGAIN




Digicel has signed on as the official telecommunications sponsor for Reggae Sumfest for the 10th consecutive year. In what is gearing up to be a truly exciting season, Digicel has promised to deliver "superior value and amazing offers" to its over two million customers and Sumfest patrons, a release from the company said.
"Reggae Sumfest is a staple in Jamaican entertainment and Digicel is excited about our 10th year of partnership with what is truly the greatest reggae show on earth and this is a testament to Digicel's commitment to supporting our culture and our heritage," commented Shelly-Ann Curran, senior sponsorship manager at Digicel, about their involvement.
Reggae Sumfest 2010 will take place from July 18 through 24 in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay and organisers have already confirmed some of the most talented local and international artistes to be on its line-up.
"Last year Digicel brought Divas of Dancehall campaign to Sumfest patrons, which was a huge success. This year will definitely be bigger and better," Curran continued.
When asked what Sumfest patrons can expect from Digicel this year, Curran shared that cellphone manufacturer and innovator Motorola is on board with them this year and will be an integral part of the company's marketing campaign around Sumfest.
"We can't let the cat out of the bag just yet, but what I will say is that it will be explosive, it will be everything that an energetic, hip, and cutting-edge-out-of-the-box brand like Digicel could conceive, and something that we will deliver with Motorola," Curran said.
Among the acts confirmed for this year's Reggae Sumfest are Chris Brown, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica, Jah Cure, Elephant Man, I-Octane, Assassin, Konshens, Stacious, Chino, Tessanne Chin, Gramps Morgan and Tifa.



DESTINY PROUD OF HER FALSE HAIR AND FALSE EYELASH


Rising singjay, Destiny, is one girl who makes no bones about ensuring that she grabs a position on the much-talked-about “look good chart”. In her newest single, entitled Duppy Bat, she shouts it out loud that she proud of her false hair and false eye-lash.
Just seeing the title of the song without listening to it could make one walk away with the wrong impression, but one listen clears up any confusion. In this song she warns girls not to “mek nuh bwoy tek oonu fi nuh duppy bat”. A ‘duppy bat’ is a girl who makes no effort to ‘fix up’ herself by putting in hair extensions, weaves and other “niceties of life”.
Destiny fiercely defends the wearing of “hair and false eyelash” as she recounts her trip to the wholesale and her efforts at bartering wiht the ‘Chiney man’ as she stocks up on her necessary goodies. She makes it clear that no matter how unattractive a girl may be — “Gal coulda ugly, face big like pig” — it is possible for her to look good.
According to Destiny, this song is just a reflection of what goes on day in day out, and it’s not just about ghetto life or uptown and downtown.
“All women, regardless of where they come from, try to enhance their beauty. Even those who you didn’t think would wear false hair, when you check it out they are the ones who have it in, although some of them try to disguise it. This song is also telling those girls who would want to try to experiment, but are afraid, that there is nothing wrong with wearing false eyelash, for example,” Destiny says.
According to her, it’s all about making a fashion statement and no woman should look like a ‘duppy bat’.

June 12, 2010

“AUGUST TOWN” REIGNS ON TOP FOR YET ANOTHER WEEK ON HYPE TV TOP 20 SINGLES CHART



Etana reigns with August Town for yet another week as she kept the #1 position.
The lyricist Vybz Kartel and his protégés Popcaan & Slim hold Clarks in the threatening #2 spot.

Young gunner I-Octane moves Think A Little Time two places up into the #3 position from #5 as he keeps a high ride on the chart after eleven weeks.

Producer and artiste Stephen McGregor’s Caan Fren Again grips the #4 once more making this his third week in the position.

Mavado & Stacious luring single Come In To My Room pulls down two places to the #5 spot from #3 which has control the top position for three weeks.

Reggae singer Gyptian who has embarked in Pop music made a smashing hit single Hold Me which is claiming this week Greatest Gainer title, moving four places up the chart into #15 spot.

THE CHART AIRED FRIDAY'S @ 9:15pm WITH REPEATS DURING THE WEEK ON HYPE TV CAN BE VIEWED IN THE WEEKEND CHAT! NEWSPAPER ON FRIDAY'S, YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS WEEK TOP 20 SINGLES CHART ON HYPE TV WEBSITE JUST LOG ONTO www.hypetvjam.com

Hype TV Top 20 Singles Chart

June 11th – June 17th 2010

TW LW WOC ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL - Peak Position

01 01 12 Etana – August Town – Necessary Mayhem - 2wks@1

02 02 09 Vybz Kartel/Popcaan/Slim- Clarks – Notnice/CR203Records - NM – Shot To Watch

03 05 11 I-Octane – Think A Little Time –TJ Records - U2

04 04 12 Stephen McGregor – Caan Fren Again – Di Genius - NM

05 03 13 Mavado & Stacious – Come In To My Room – Di Genius – D2 - 3wkS@1

06 07 10 Mavado - House Top - Rose Gold Ent - U1

07 09 10 Ms. Triniti - Mr. Deejay - Trini Girl - U2

08 06 18 Vybz Kartel – Slow Motion – Big Yard Music - D2 - 2wks@1

09 11 07 Richie Loops – My Cup – Big Yard - U2

10 08 19 Junior X – Gangster Life – Revolutionary Ent. - D2 -pp@ #4

11 12 07 Ikaya – Money Ova Man – Outaroad Records - U1

12 14 06 Jah Cure/Phyllisia – Unconditional Love – SoBe/Danga Zone - U2

13 10 19 Mavado – Gal Ova Gun – Armz House Records - D3 - 4wks@1

14 16 11 Etana – Free – No Doubt Records - U2 -pp@ #15

15 19 03 Gytian – Hold me –VP Records - U4 – Greatest Gainer up4

16 18 04 Toya – Boss Lady – Downsound Records - U2

17 15 23 Beenie Man – Mi Woman A Call Mi – Sankofa Prod - D2 - 1wk@1

18 13 20 Toya – Hot Like Ah Fire – Downsound Records - D5 -pp@ #5

19 20 02 I-Octane – My Life – Frass - D2

20 17 14 T.O.K. – Everyday We Try – Very Huge Records - D3 -pp@ #12


TW -This Week, LW – Last Week, WOC – Weeks On Chart, PP – Peak position, NE – New Entry & WKS@#1 – Weeks @#1
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Key: U - Upward, D - Down, NM - Non-Mover




TOP 5 BUBBLERS

TW ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL
01 Andy Livingston – My Promise – Black Dutch Records

02 Bugle – Pearly Gates –TJ Records

03 Beenie Man – Under Curfew – Rose Gord Ent
04 Busy Signal – Night Shift – Tuff Muzik/Star Player Music
05 Etana - Happy Heart - No Doubt Records
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Chart Compilation was done based on information received from the Sound Systems, Record Shops and Clubs Island wide.

June 11, 2010

New Music: Sean Kingston f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Letting Go (Dutty Love)’



Sound the alarm. Sean Kingston has just entered the race for the song of the summer. With a track record that includes past summer smashes “Beautiful Girls” and “Fire Burning,” the Jamaican-American singer grabs fellow islander Nicki Minaj for the new single from his upcoming album.
Sean feels the Stargate production is his strongest single yet. “O.K So I Never Felt So Good About Any OF My Songs Since ‘BEAUTIFUL GIRLS’ But Trust Me When I Tell YOU.. ‘Letting Go (dutty love)’ Is A HIT!” he tweeted. We concur.

"Take a listen to the song below"

Letting Go (Dutty Love) by Sean Kingston ft. Nicki Minaj by khoolray




I-OCTANE’S LOSE A FRIEND GETS NEW LIFE


The recent turn of events since the State of Emergency in Kingston was announced and the death of Voicemail member O’Neil Edwards may be the contributing factors for the reason I-Octane’s single Lose A friend is now enjoying ‘new life’ in the dancehall. The single, which to date has been his most popular song is now one of the most requested songs in the past few days in the clubs and on many of the reggae programmes.
“I have been receiving calls from selectors and disc jocks about the number of requests coming in for it,” I-Octane said. He pointed out that a lot of people have been losing friends during this rough time that the country is going through, surmising that they are using the song to express the emotions they feel.
“At some point in our lives we all have lost someone who is dear to us, everyone can relate to this song and that’s the reason a lot of persons are relating to it,” the singjay said.
Lose a Friend peak at number one on most charts and still enjoying a presence on some charts such as Jamaica Music Countdown Stampede street chart and Yardflex Top 10.

June 09, 2010

BEENIE MAN DETAINED BY COPS AT HUNTS BAY POLICE STATION


Beenie Man has been arrested by cops and is now in police custody at the Hunts Bay Police station. He has not yet been charged but this website understands that he has been detained in connection with allegations that he got into an altercation with graffiti artiste L.A Lewis over the weekend.
Beenie Man is scheduled to leave the island today from Montego Bay to go on a six week European tour.

June 08, 2010

DING DONG BARRED FROM TRINIDAD


• Deejay, dancer said to be a threat to Trinidadian society

IT seems to be a recurring theme: Jamaican artiste barred from entering Caribbean territory. This time the artiste is deejay and dancer Ding Dong, and the Caribbean island is Trinidad.
Ding Dong, who was scheduled to perform at an event in the twin-island republic on Saturday, did not get very far, as on reaching the Piarco International Airport in Port-of-Spain, he was informed that he would not be allowed to enter the country.
It is alleged that the artiste has been placed on a list of Jamaican artistes who have been banned from performing in Trinidad & Tobago. One Chat! source said these artistes, including Ding Dong, have been deemed a threat to Trinidadian society and therefore cannot be allowed into the country.
Last night, Chat! caught up with the artiste, who was still bewildered by the actions of the Trinidadian authorities. “Fi tell you de truth me can’t even explain wha’ go down a Trinidad... mi can’t tell you,” was all Ding Dong could say.

Source: Chat!! Newspaper




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June 05, 2010

RIHANNA ROCKS RED HAIR IN RIO


Rihanna has gone red. The fashion chameleon changed up her hairstyle yet again for the summer, opting for a bright red color with shaved sides. She debuted the bold look on day 2 of the Rock in Rio Madrid Festival in Arganda del Rey, Spain, on Saturday (June 5).
Also check out the director’s cut of her “Rockstar 101” video, in which she sports a red wig, although the final version was converted to black and white.
Source: www.rap-up.com



IKAYA GAVE A ‘GOOD UP’ PERFORMANCE IN CANADA




Fast rising dancehall artiste Ikaya gave her fans in Canada a ‘Good Good Up” performance over the Victoria Day weekend in Canada.
Ikaya who was on a three gig stint in Canada made her first stop at Miss Independent, held at Laroomba in Toronto, after that it was onto Passa Passa at Some Place Else Club in Bramford on May 23. After working up a sweat there Ikaya left that venue to hook up with Jamaican heavyweight sound Stone Love for Taurus Bash which was held at Speranza Banquet Hall in Brampton.
“It was the perfect way to end the evening as it was pure nice vibes in the house. Wee Pow from Stone Love and Jaro were nicing up the place,” Ikaya.
After that Ikaya, the lone performer on the bill took the stage performing songs such as Good Up Good Up, Headliner, Clean Up and Better Wine a counteraction to Gyptian’s hugely popular Hold Yuh.
At one point the singjay had patrons engaged in a sing-a-long as she sang happy birthday to the promoter Picture man Lloyd.
“Trust me, I couldn’t have asked for a better reception,” she said.

SKENG DON'S HOUSE SEARCHED


AS the search for wanted fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke intensifies, police yesterday swooped down on the home of popular Manchester businessman and People's National Party supporter, Kenneth 'Skeng Don' Black.
The cops went to Black's home in the upscale community of Ingleside in Mandeville and searched the house for more than an hour based on information that Coke was hiding out there.
Five persons were found inside the house but none were of interest to the cops who left empty-handed.
In a bid to execute an arrest warrant on Coke, the police have searched several houses in upscale neighbourhoods including two belonging to Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie.
Coke is wanted by the United States authorities to answer to arms and drugs running charges. He has managed to elude several police operations to collar him and remains at large.

Source: www.jamaicaobserver.com

June 04, 2010

ETANA TOP HYPE TV TOP 20 SINGLES CHART



The ‘strong one’ Etana has managed to dethroned the once reigning sexy collab has makes August Town the new #1 this week on the chart.
Portmore Empire’s members Vybz Kartel, Popcaan & Slim with the Clarks continues to pose a threat as they maintained the hold of the Shot To Watch title from the #2 position.
Mavado & Stacious with Come In To My Room as been unseated from the top position and is now sitting in #3 after a three weeks reign whilst spending twelve weeks on the chart.
The ‘genius’ Stephen McGregor keeps his post with Caan Fren Again in the #4 position.
Conscious singer I-Octane moves Think A Little Time in the top five place to take hold of the #5 position. Also carries the chart New Entry this week with My Life, entering at#20 and produced by Frass label.

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Hype TV Top 20 Singles Chart

June 4th – June 10th 2010

TW LW WOC ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL - Peak Position
01 02 11 Etana – August Town – Necessary Mayhem -1wk@1

02 03 08 Vybz Kartel/Popcaan/Slim- Clarks – Notnice/CR203Records U-1– Shot To Watch

03 01 12 Mavado & Stacious – Come In To My Room – Di Genius D-2 - 3wkS@1

04 04 11 Stephen McGregor – Caan Fren Again – Di Genius - NM

05 07 10 I-Octane – Think A Little Time –TJ Records U-2

06 05 17 Vybz Kartel – Slow Motion – Big Yard Music D-1 - 2wks@1

07 09 09 Mavado - House Top - Rose Gold Ent U-2

08 06 18 Junior X – Gangster Life – Revolutionary Ent. D-2 -pp@ #4

09 11 09 Ms. Triniti - Mr. Deejay - Trini Girl U-2

10 08 18 Mavado – Gal Ova Gun – Armz House Records D-2 - 4wks@1

11 13 06 Richie Loops – My Cup – Big Yard U-2

12 14 06 Ikaya – Money Ova Man – Outaroad Records U-2

13 10 19 Toya – Hot Like Ah Fire – Downsound Records D-3 -pp@ #5

14 16 05 Jah Cure/Phyllisia – Unconditional Love – SoBe/Danga Zone U-2

15 12 22 Beenie Man – Mi Woman A Call Mi – Sankofa Prod D-3 - 1wk@1

16 18 10 Etana – Free – No Doubt Records U-2 -pp@ #15

17 15 13 T.O.K. – Everyday We Try – Very Huge Records D-2-pp@ #12

18 19 03 Toya – Boss Lady – Downsound Records U-1

19 20 02 Gytian – Hold me –VP Records U-1

20 NE 01 I-Octane – My Life – Frass


TW -This Week, LW – Last Week, WOC – Weeks On Chart, PP – Peak position, NE – New Entry & WKS@#1 – Weeks @#1 * Censor.
Key: U - Upward, D - Down, NM - Non-Mover



TOP 5 BUBBLERS

TW ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL
01 Busy Signal – Night Shift – Tuff Muzik/Star Player Music

02 Bugle – Pearly Gates –TJ Records

03 Beenie Man – Under Curfew – Rose Gord Ent

04 Andy Livingston – My Promise – Black Dutch Records

05 Etana - Happy Heart - No Doubt Records

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June 03, 2010

ONEIL EDWARDS WILL BE BURIED ON SATURDAY


The funeral service for Voicemail member Oneil Edwards will be held on Saturday, June 5th at the Church on the Rock, Clifton Avenue, Kingston beginning at 10 a.m.
Oneil's body will be interred at Meadowrest. The Voicemail group is known for hits such as Let's Dance, Wacky Dip, Weddy Time and Bring You Body Come.
He was shot five times, once in the head, during an attack as he attempted to enter his home at Belloc Avenue in the middle class community of Duhaney Park on May 10th.
He had been listed as critical even though he was said to be breathing on his own, but eventually succumbed to his injuries.
The main suspect in the shooting was found dead in the Chancery Hall community on Tuesday, May 11. Police said the unidentified man managed to escape a dragnet set up to nab him the previous day.
Edwards' cellular phone was found in the dead man's possession. The body was clad in green short pants, white T-shirt and blue slippers and was found on Lady Hamilton Close with several gunshot wounds.
A second suspect was picked up by the Manchester Police in that parish on the following night and is being transported to Kingston where he will be questioned by senior homicide investigators.

Source: one876entertainment

June 01, 2010

DUDUS' BROTHER LIVITY IN POLICE HANDS

Leighton Coke, the brother of alleged West Kingston crime lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, has handed himself in to the police.

Leighton, who is otherwise called Livity, reportedly turned himself in a short while ago at the Half Way Tree Police station in St Andrew, Jamaica.

A source at the station said he was accompanied by religious leader, Reverend Al Miller.

His name was among those issued on a police wanted list last week.
Also in custody, since Saturday, is Justin O'Gilvie, the business partner of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

O'Gilvie is a member of the Presidential Click business and one of several alleged members of the Shower Posse gang – reputedly lead by Christopher Coke – who cops included among a list of persons asked to turn themselves in.

The other alleged Shower Posse members on the list are Harry Mcleod, also called 'Harry Dog'; Prince Bucket, also called 'Tugman'; and Paul KirkPatrick, otherwise called 'Teddy Paul'.