Empire's V for CFW

Veronika Bozeman

AMERICAN singer and cast of the hit TV series Empire, Veronika Bozeman is scheduled to perform at Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew, on Friday, June 12. "V (Bozeman) is one of the stars of the hottest television series in the world, so it was not an easy ... Read More

Agent Sasco
(aka Assassin) Dancehall entertainer Agent Sasco robbed
DANCEHALL entertainer Agent Sasco's (aka Assassin) vehicle was broken into and his passport stolen w ... Read More

Crawford Curfew extension
PLANS are underway to extend the hours under the Noise Abatement Act from 2:00 am under special circ ... Read More

Bling Bling’s future guaranteed
DANCEHALL deejay Vanessa Bling recently shot the video for her latest hit single Future Guaranteed. ... Read More

G Rock moves centre stage

Saturday, May 30, 2015    

G Rock

IT is not easy making the leap from songwriter to artiste. Just ask dancehall artiste G Rock. He wrote the hit Party Time on the Diwali riddim by Danny English and Egg Nog. "It's really hard to make the jump because industry people don't often give credit and respect to those people who are behind the scenes who help to make the music a hit. But I am ready to take up the challenge of moving to the front, and being in front of the cameras," G Rock told the Jamaica Observer. Signed to Rocka Fyah ... Read More

Biggaton burns bad mind

Saturday, May 30, 2015    


DEEJAY Biggaton has issues with people he deems as 'bad mind', and lets his feelings known on his new song, Why They So Ungrateful. The track is produced by MEM Productions, a London-based company. "Wi looking at people wey yu help in life, and they turn around an' be ungrateful in different forms," said Biggaton. Why They So Ungrateful is expected to be on his third album which is scheduled for release late this year. Biggaton's previous albums, Optical View and Eyes of the Wise, were rele ... Read More

L’evate seeks more

Saturday, May 30, 2015    


TAMPA-BASED singer L'evate was in Kingston recently for another round of recording sessions. He worked with producer Sheldon 'Calibud' Stewart on songs he hopes will give him a presence in the Jamaican market. "Our time in Jamaica wasn't just about recording, but try getting with the movers and shakers," said L'evate. Of the nine songs he did with Calibud, three are scheduled for a summer release. They are Seek More, You Build Your World and Better Love. Born in Westmoreland, L'evate (Carl S ... Read More

Dylan Dili to 'power up' in Ja

Friday, May 29, 2015    


HIP hop artiste Dylan Dili will be in Jamaica in mid-June to record tracks with local producers for his upcoming debut album Pain 2 Power. Dylan Dili is best known for his role in the 2002 MTV reality series, Making The Band, which was produced by hip hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs. "While the project is a hip hop album, I have a lot of freedom, so there will definitely be a few dancehall/reggae tracks on it. I didn't want an American producer to fix me a dancehall rhythm, so we planned the upco ... Read More

Life's a blast for Courtney John

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 29, 2015    


REGGAE artiste Courtney John continues his Rootstronic project with Live A Blast. The recently released single is from his upcoming album Upthrust. "This is our second album using Rootstronic sounds. The first (Future: The Courtney John Project) did very well and we scored lots of publicity which served to introduce the sound to the market," he told Splash. Rootstronic, according to the singer, is a blend of Jamaican music with European electronic sounds. John said it allows him a level of fr ... Read More

Blow by Blow with Tami Chynn

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 29, 2015    

Chynn welcomes clients to her
blow, dry bar, Blow by Blow,
located inside the Loshusan
Centre in St Andrew.
CHYNN... always been around hair

This is the eighth in a 10-part series looking at entertainers who have moved into business outside their industry. FIVE years ago she was the Jamaican artiste everyone thought would cross over and become a major pop star. Today, Tami Chynn has put those expectations behind her and is exploring another passion. In 2012, she decided she wanted to open her own beauty salon. However, motherhood put that on hold as she gave birth to son Jaxen in July 2013. But four weeks ago, Blow by Blow, Chynn' ... Read More

Artiste calls it a Spade

Friday, May 29, 2015    

Singjay and tattoo artiste
Orville ‘Spade’ Swaby

THESE are busy times for dancehall singjay and tattoo artiste Orville 'Spade' Swaby. He is, however, splitting his time between his Seaview Gardens-based tattooing business as well as putting the final touches to his 14-track mixtape entitled Full House. Produced by Chevon 'Diego' Parchment, the set is scheduled to be released in June. "This is my first professional mixtape and I believed it will help to widen my fan base," he told Splash. Among Full House's track listings are songs like Bod ... Read More

Francheno, a True Born Hustler

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, May 29, 2015    


THE determination of people in his Montego Bay community inspired True Born Hustler, singer Francheno's latest song, which is released by Chenoget Records. "From I was a little youth, I see a lot of people in my community and other places working hard and hustling to feed their families, some of them had a nine-to-five," Francheno told this column. "Those who didn't, had to hustle in the streets. It's the same thing today, I see people selling bag juice, banana chips, and shoe polish on the cor ... Read More

Tafari gets real on All She Wants is Love

Friday, May 29, 2015    

Tafari with an
extra on the set
of his video.

Tafari has released the video for his single, All She Wants Is Love. It was directed by Rona Cohen and shot in Miami. All She Wants is produced by Noah Besimhon and released through Tafari's RUD3 Music LLC. "The song was inspired by women and their relationship trial and errors, that cause confusion in their gender choice based on their mixed emotions," said Tafari. He added that All She Wants targets a diverse demographic, as all ages can relate to its message. Tafari, who is the son of dan ... Read More

Dancehall Queen Sher is Tip Fi Di Strip winner

Friday, May 29, 2015    

Dancehall Queen Sher (second right) poses with a cheque for US$150 (from left) alongside female deejay Tifa,
director Ruption, and producer Dre Day.

DANCEHALL Queen Sher is the winner in Tifa's Tip Fi Di Strip competition. Conducted on social media, the recently concluded competition sought to find the best dancer of Tifa's latest single Tip Fi Di Strip. Tifa shared her thoughts on how she came up with the idea for the competition. "I wanted to see who could give me the best 15 seconds of the song. It was an Instagram competition. Persons tagged me or direct messaged me their videos, and I basically chose the winner based on the most 'lik ... Read More



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