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Full Black tonight

Ninja Man, Elephant Man and Lady Saw

ROBERT Minott, promoter of the annual stage show Full Black, is saying all is set for a spectacular event at the LIME Golf Academy in New Kingston, St Andrew, tonight. "Everything will be running like a well-oiled machine," Minott told the Jamaica Observer. This year's staging will see performance ... Read More

Borgeous Borgeous for EDX
AMERICAN DJ and music producer Borgeous is special guest performer at Electronic Dance Xposed (EDX) ... Read More

Grammy hopefuls to know on Dec 5
NEW YORK, USA (AP) — The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awar ... Read More

From left: Kunley McCarthy, Mark ‘Mean Dawg’ Henry and Andre ‘Suku’ Gray Ward 21 launches new project
EARLIER this week, dancehall group Ward 21 re-launched their fifth studio album, Still Disturbed. T ... Read More

Carib Hall of Fame Awards tomorrow

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter henryb@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man and David Rudder

GARNETT Reid, executive director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation, is very excited about the 12th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, tomorrow evening. "Everybody has been enthusiastic about it from we began 14 years ago, because we are recognising Jamaicans in fields that were being ignored, despite their tremendous contribution to the growth and development of the Caribbean culture, ... Read More

Infinite stays positive

Friday, October 24, 2014    

WITH Jamaica facing perennial problems such as a struggling economy and high crime, singer Infinite says he stays positive by looking at the country's positives. On Country Bus, his latest single, he yearns for the simple things that made Jamaica a peaceful place. "Mi jus' find myself reminiscing 'bout going to the country fi look fi the family. Wi jus' get a nostalgic energy," Infinite told Splash. Infinite was born and raised in the Franklyn Town community of east Kingston, but has rural r ... Read More

Stream works on EP

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Nateesha Stream

RASTAFARIAN reggae singer Nateesha Stream is currently in studio working on her seven-track Extended Play (EP) project which is expected to be released in December. The yet-to-be titled set is a precursor for her album which has a 2015 deadline. "I think EP will work for me now, while gearing up for my album," she told Splash. The singer, whose given name is Nateesha Irving, said she recently recorded Miles Away, which will be included on the set. "I think the crowd will love this one becaus ... Read More

Prince Levy crosses London Bridge

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Prince Levy

PRINCE Levy is creating waves with his nwew song London Bridge. The singer created ripples with his previous single Take it Slow. He has followed up with the controversial London Bridge, which he wrote and is produced by Jay Edge. A video for the song has also been released. According to Prince Levy, it gives insight into a challenging period in his life. "London Bridge is actually a true story. While I was pursuing studies at the tertiary level, I used to sell herbs as a means to help with ... Read More

Rock Supreme drops Make Money Time

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Rock Supreme

Actor-turned-deejay Rock Supreme is currently promoting his latest single, Make Money Time. The song was co-produced by Richard Dawkins and Windsor Nethersole for Don Shine Music Group/Bankazz Records. "Right now it's all about progress. People are making money in different ways and it's a reality of what is happening in the world right now," said Rock Supreme, 35. After studying video production at the Media Technology Institute (MTI), Rock Supreme (Gregory Nelson) popped in music videos suc ... Read More

Stylo G wins MOBO

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Stylo G wins MOBO

JAMAICAN deejay Stylo G won the Best Reggae Act award at the MOBO Awards in London yesterday. The event took place at the SSE Arena. Stylo G (real name Jason McDermott) was selected over Alkaline, Popcaan, Chronixx and Tarrus Riley. He was nominated last year but lost to Sean Paul. Born in Spanish Town, St Catherine, Stylo G relocated to the United Kingdom in 1998. He made a name for himself in underground music circles before signing with British dance label 3 Beat Records. Last year he sco ... Read More

UK 'drunk' on Krishane Levy

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Krishane Levy

SINGER Krishane Levy, the 20-year-old son of veteran artiste Barrington Levy, has entered the British charts with his debut song Drunk and Incapable, which features Atlantic Records label mate Melissa Steel. The single is number 27 on the UK pop chart, number 19 on the UK Digital Singles chart and number 33 in Scotland. Drunk and Incapable is produced by British producer Bless Beats. In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Levy revealed how the collaboration with Steel came about. "We are ... Read More

Popcaan's finest hour

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Singjay Popcaan entertained the
audience at his album launch at
the Triple Century Sports Bar and
Grill in New Kingston, recently.
(PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY)

It was a full house that turned out for singjay Popcaan's latest project, Where We Come From, at the Triple Century Sports Bar and Grill in New Kingston, recently. The support not only came from patrons, but the entertainment fraternity as well. Dancehall acts Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Assassin, Sizzla Kalonji, Aidonia, Ryno, Lisa Hyper and dancer-cum-deejay Ding Dong were numbered among the evening's performers. Here are a few patrons who came out to witness the event. Read More

Port Royal Seafood Fest a hit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

A section of the crowd at the Grace
Tropical Rhythm Port Royal Seafood
Festival in Kingston on Monday.

The annual family event was held on the Port Royal football field in the community. Radio personality Jenny Jenny -- whose Jenny Jenny Production has been responsible for hosting the festival the last eight of its 11 years -- was pleased with the event. "It was superb and fantastic. It was a great festival," Jenny Jenny told the Jamaica Observer. She said plans were already in train for next year's staging. The entertainment package had something for everyone. Eleven-year-old Wayne J, whose ... Read More

Jermain Edwards to release album

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Jermaine Edwards
to release album

GOSPEL singer Jermaine Edwards will be releasing his fifth studio album, Don't Count Me Out, on November 28. The 15-track effort is the follow-up to his 2012 effort Hideaway. "Don't Count Me Out is a reminder to us not to count anybody out, because God can turn around anyone's state. Many times, people tend to judge others when they are in situations that are frowned upon," Edwards told the Jamaica Observer. Co-produced by Edwards and Christopher Wright, the set was mastered by Herb Powers. ... Read More



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