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Donsome back with Black Tears rhythm

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, November, 5 2020    

A DECADE after releasing the roots-reggae inspired project Crime Stop rhythm, producer Adrian “Donsome” Hanson is back on the beat. Read More

No bail for Laden

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

DANCEHALL deejay Laden will remain in police lock-up, as his attorney Charles A Benbow was unable to secure his release in the St Elizabeth Resident Magistrate Court in Santa Cruz yesterday morning. Read More

Shaggy's still hot

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

FOR the first time since its release 20 years ago, Hot Shot, the diamond-certified album by Shaggy enters the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart at number three. Read More

'Stop killing the artistes!'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Frankie Campbell, head of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA), has lashed out at the spreading of false information on social media regarding the deaths of members of the entertainment fraternity, which is now becoming common... Read More

Derrick's alive and well

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 3 2020    

YESTERDAY rumours began swirling on social media that Derrick Harriott had passed away. The veteran singer/producer said he was made aware of it by the numerous phone calls he received. Read More

Fred Locks still praising Jah

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 3 2020    

STAFFORD “Fred Locks” Elliot was 16 years old in April 1966 when Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I made his State visit to Jamaica. He remembers being among the throng at the Harbour View roundabout in St Andrew and receiving a “personal salute” from His... Read More

Laden in lock-up

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 30 2020    

LADEN spent last night in a St Elizabeth police lock-up after being charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read More

Teflon defends Buju Banton, but...

Friday, October, 30 2020    

Rastafarian singer Teflon has come to the defence of Buju Banton saying there was some validity to his comments but the delivery of the message was “too harsh”. Read More

Korexx is out to win

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, October, 30 2020    

Deejay Korexx makes a trod on the positive side with his latest single Still a Win. The song is featured on the Black Tears rhythm from Donsome Records.Still a Win talks about survival despite the obstacles that people may come across. Read More

DeeClef asks for loyalty

Friday, October, 30 2020    

Friends he thought were loyal have betrayed newcomer DeeClef. The experience formed the basis for his latest single Constancy . Read More

A settlement in the works

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 30 2020    

US-based, Jamaican-born recording artiste HoodCelebrityy is still smarting from the lawsuit brought against her by fellow Jamaican and 90s deejay Nardo Ranks who accused her of infringing on his intellectual property by drawing on his popular track Dem a Bleach, for her song Run Di... Read More

SITTING AND WATCHING - Jamaica, 1980-style

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 30 2020    

OVERBLOWN political rhetoric, runaway crime, and a stagnant economy. Jamaica 2020? Try 1980. Forty years ago the situation in Jamaica was not much different than today, which marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 General Election. Read More

Popcaan twists, turns on Billboard

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

TWISt and Turn, the lead single from Popcaan's latest project Fixtape, enters the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at number 50. It is his first entry on that chart. Read More

A BET boost

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

There is no such thing as bad publicity. That's the sentiment being expressed by entertainment insider/music consultant Clyde McKenzie regarding the inclusion of Jamaican artistes Shenseea, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley, and Koffee as well as radio personality ZJ Liquid on... Read More

Heartfelt appeal for Dalton Browne

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

VETERAN guitarist Dalton Browne is getting medical treatment at Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew after suffering a massive heart attack on Saturday. He is scheduled to do a quadruple bypass surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies this... Read More



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