April 15, 2014

Feds nab music executive at JFK for decade old murder

A wily reggae music executive — wanted for a 2002 murder in Maryland — was busted by federal marshals at JFK Airport late Sunday night after he crafted a new identity and eluded law enforcement for more than a decade, The Post has learned.
Kevin Reynolds was wanted for the the shooting death of Winston King in front of his screaming 11-year-old daughter in Silver Spring but managed to vanish into the shadows for the past 12 years, sources said.
Reynolds allegedly changed his identity to become “Dennis Graham” and soon climbed the ranks at popular reggae and dancehall music label 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution that lists offices on Madison Avenue as well as in Jamaica, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Despite his wanted status, Reynolds obtained new paperwork and passports and settled in Canarsie, Brooklyn while helping run the music company.
Sources said he even managed to fly freely from New York to Jamaica and back without detection until he was finally busted this weekend while waiting to board a flight to Kingston.
He was nabbed by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and NYPD detectives, sources told The Post.
Along with another man, Reynolds allegedly approached King and his daughter in a parking lot outside their Maryland apartment complex in November 2002, sources said. The men knew each other.
Reynolds allegedly dragged King away while his accomplice put his hand over his daughter’s mouth. She later heard gunshots and saw the men speed off, according to sources.
The child saw her father stagger and eventually collapse but told cops she recognized Reynolds before he bolted, sources said.
Twelve years later, Reynolds is expected to be extradited to Maryland to face murder charges.

Source: New York post

Chronixx releases statement denying "alleged beating"

An official statement has been released from Reggae Artiste Chronixx's
management team with regards to reports that the Artiste was beaten by security personnel after his performance in Paris recently.

It's being rumoured that the "Dread and Terrible" Artiste and his team had an altercation with members of the security personnel after their performance at La Cidale in Paris on April 6. 

However, in an official statement, Chronixx's music group, his Managers and Booking agents says "the report is false and that there was no altercation whatsoever between members of the Chronixx team and security providers at the show".

It further states that "There was also no incident involving Chronixx or any member of his team where anyone was beaten, nor was there any incident involving security personnel with high powered weapons and baseball bats as alleged in the report".

The Entertainer and his team also said in the statement, that "they will be taking legal action against the source of the rumour, as not only is the report false, but is very damaging to the credibility and good name of Chronixx and members of the Chronixx Music Group team".

In the meantime Chronixx is on his Dread and Terrible European tour which sees the young entertainer making various stops across the continent.

ChroniXX Respond To Platinum Camp Email Blast ChroniXX Suffered a Chronic Beating in Paris France Part 2 PLATINUM CAMP EXCLUSIVE

  • Chronixx Suffered a Chronic Beating in Paris Part 2

The contents of all Email Blast does not reflect the views or opinion of Daddy Bigg$ or Platinum Camp Records In response to yesterday's eblast titled 'Chronixx Suffered a Chronic Beating in Paris France', Platinum Camp Records have been contacted by Chronixx lawyer and one of the producers of the event asking for a retraction on the story. Let's make this clear, Platinum Camp did not write the story
therefore Platinum Camp cannot retract the story, we simply blast the story. Two eyewitnesses have confirmed the story but we also reserve the rights to protect the identity of our sources. As we are an equal opportunity entity, we have offered the same opportunity and platform to Chronixx to air his side of the story!


Chronixx Got A Beat Down in Paris France

At a reggae concert in Paris France at the La Cigale venue on Sunday April 6th, the performers (Barrington Levy, Chronixx, Kelissa, Dre Island and French Roses Band) and their immediate parties were all asked to wear identifying armbands in order to have access to the stage and back stage areas. But according to an eyewitness, Chronixx and his party refuse to wear the armbands and proceeded to rough up the security guards. After his performance was over and unbeknownst to him, a group of guards with high powered weapons and baseball bats were waiting in the wings for them. It was reported that the beating that Chronixx and his posse suffered was horrendous, they ran for their lives and sought refuge in a chateau.  The occupants of the chateau hid them and had to call for the French Authorities in order to save them. 

Miss Joan, reporting from Paris, France.


April 04, 2014

I-Octane returns to SOBs Wednesday April 9th for "My Journey" album release.

NEW YORK, USA - After a groundbreaking Jamaican launch of the critically acclaimed, DJ Frass-produced, "My Journey" album, I-Octane is ready to take his journey back to the States.  Backed by the Emperor's Choice band, his album release show is set for April 9th at the legendary SOBs in New York City. 
He reflects “My very first performance in New York was at SOBs with Squeeze from Link Up Radio in 2011, and it opened the door to a lot more opportunities. Last year I performed here as part of my 2013 Dancehall campaign at Hot 97’s Who’s Next” show with Ding Dong & Chris Martin but this year my Conquer The Globe and I are going on “My Journey” starting with the record launch event. We’ve learned a lot and have listened to our fans and are bringing a different energy. This will be my first time performing in SOBs with a band so overall it's going to be a legendary night.” Octane concluded.

 Supported by Digicel, Guinness and Busta Soda, the Jamaican launch, at famed cricketer Chris Gayle's "Triple Century Sports Bar" in Kingston, was a super success.  The artist introduced the audience to a more balanced performance through the cultural tunes from his new album.  This was a departure from his usual fiery performances and is in keeping with the showing the various aspects of his “Journey”.

"I started the set with Million Miles Away, which creates a new vibe from what people usually see mi do, it puts me in a different spiritual state and I loved it, so I'm going to give the fans in New York, that same side, if you saw my show last year, this experience will be totally different" Octane said of the event.
Paul Parris explained the branding by saying, "We want the true fans to represent, so we have a merchandise package available, where they receive a copy of the album, 2 tickets to the launch, a merch item and a wristband, plus be a part our Meet & Greet.  Make no mistake; we are also looking to push Octane beyond the diaspora market: partnering with Rob (Kenner of Complex/Boomshots) demonstrates our commitment.  It starts with the fact that some mainstream media houses will be present at the album launch on April 9th"  
 "Octane & Frass delivered a timeless album and we will work with his team to make sure this album is experienced across the Globe" was iterated by Tad Dawkins of Tad's Records, the distributor of the "My Journey" album.
Behind the Scenes "A Yah Wi Dey" featuring Kymani Marley

Look out for the official video release next week 

“My Journey” is currently on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Tad’s Records, VP Reggae and Fox Fuse retailers.  

April 03, 2014

Kartel, co-accused get life

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused were Thursday slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Kartel is to serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. His co-accused, Shawn 'Shawn Storm' Campbell is to serve 25 years before he is eligible for parole, Kahira Jones- 25 years and Andre St John, 30 years.
Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the sentences after listening to summations from each defence lawyer in the case.
A guilty verdict was returned for all four on March 13, ending 65 days of trial for the beating death of Williams, which police say occurred on August 16, 2011 at a house owned by Palmer in Havendale, St Andrew.
Shane Williams, the fourth co-accused was found not guilty by the 11 member jury.
Williams was killed, police say, over the disappearance of two missing firearms. 
His body is yet to be found. 
Source: Jamaica Observer

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