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July 31, 2010

Uaher, Mavado, & Elephant Man at Reggae Simfest 2010

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Jah Vinci & Popcaan live at Hot Mondays

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Lil Wayne Owes 1.5 Mil In Back Taxes, IRS Claims; Rappers Being Targeted?!

lil-wayne-cute-pretty-photo.jpgAccording to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Young Money rapper Lil Wayne who’s still incarcerated serving a one year prison sentence, owes 1.5 million dollars in back taxes and they want it now!

Wayne reportedly owes back taxes for the years 2004, 2005 and 2007.

According to an AllHipHop.com source, Lil Wayne isn’t the only rapper being targeted, the IRS reportedly has a special unit that tails and tracks rappers and other artists.

Meanwhile, since being in jail, the rapper has made headlines for a prison guard fired for allegedly spying on Lil Wayne, for a lawsuit alleging that Lil Wayne and producers stole the song Lollipop, another lawsuit for the song Milli, as well as for allegedly sneaking a music player into his cell wrongfully and more.

Rapper Lil Wayne is currently at Riker’s Island where the rapper is currently serving out a one year sentence for gun possession.

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Jah Cure From Reggae Sumfest To Europe

jah-cure-reggae.jpgAfter completing what some would consider one of his best Sumfest performances, International Reggae Star, Jah Cure, is now en-route to Europe for a series of performances.

The artiste has been busy of late: shooting the video for Unconditional Love In Havana Cuba in early July, performing on International Night One on Sumfest last Friday Night and he recently shot the video for the techno version of Never Say Never in Kingston.

Along with that, Jah Cure has also been putting the final touches on his latest album which is yet to be titled to be released in the last quarter of this year.

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July 29, 2010

He Did Not Want Her To Know About Me

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Hi, I am a young woman and I have had problems with this man that I once dated. See it started like this he did not tell me that he was already dating someone. So I was ready for a friendship with him.

We started having sex with each other…few weeks later a girl called my phone cursing at me and etc. I told her the whole truth about me and this man. She told me that he was her man. I called him a few days later and he picked up the phone. He cursed me out so bad. I really did feel bad. It hurt me that he cursed me out like that. I haven’t talked to him since then and I don’t plan to. I think that the reason he cursed me out was because he did not really want her to know about me and him in the first place. So please could you give me some important advice please.
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Danielle strives to promote patriotism throughout the Caribbean

dannielle-di.jpgDanielle is making a sharp return to the spotlight with the release of her hot new single "Jamaican Girl". The song's intention is to represent all ladies of Jamaican origin, similar to Katy Perry's reigning billboard hit, "California Gurls", which features Snoop Dogg.

The inspiration for this track came from the absence of a hit that would proudly represent Jamaican females across the board. The cliché of giving major attention to a particular group of females can be seen as disunion. She has therefore created a patriotic opportunity, for island girls to proudly rave to, in unity.

When quizzed on her inspiration Danielle said, "My intention is to highlight all proud Jamaicans, not singling out the hot girls or uptown females, but ladies from all walks of life, out of many one people". She continued to express the joy she has found with her recent efforts and implores her loyal fans to keep up, as she makes strides ahead.

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Ikaya pleased with Reggae Sumfest performance

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Fast rising female deejay Ikaya has a reason to feel good about her career. She proved that she had what it takes to hold a 12,000 strong crowd and deliver.

The deejay took the Catherine Hall stage on Thursday, July 22 at 10:30 pm adorned in a black sexy edgy Lady Gaga like outfit, accompanied by her three back up singers and launched accapella style into the single that first gained her attention in the dancehall Amber Alert.

She then went into a medley of songs including Good Up Good Up, Headliner, Joe Grind, Hard Way closing out her segment with Money Ova Man.

Ikaya says she is happy with the response she received from the crowd, "I made sure I put in the rehearsal time and was determined to give of my best. But it was great to see that my performance went over well," she said, adding, "Honestly, this experience was a wonderful one for me. Having conquered this hurdle, I am now looking forward to bigger and better things happening in my career," Ikaya said.

With Reggae Sumfest now behind her, the deejay is heads to St Mary mi come from show.

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July 28, 2010

Sean Kingston Speaks Out About Sexual Assault Allegations

by andPOP Staff

sean-kingston.jpgEarlier this month, two women accused Sean Kingston and a group of other men of sexual assault in a Seattle hotel room.

Both women told police that the men held them against their will, and were forced to having sex with the men. However, after police investigated further, they decided not to pursue charges against Kingston and the other men as they did not feel the claim was valid.

TMZ caught up with Kingston and asked him about the rape accusations. He replied by saying “That’s a rumor man.”

This incident evidently occurred while Kingston was on tour with Justin Bieber.

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Jamaican Honey Model - Shauna-Kaye

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The Queen Of Dancehall Lady Saw Is Back With "My Way"

lady-saw.jpg15 years deep, 9 albums strong, the Grammy-winning dancehall pioneer, Lady Saw will release her first album My Way on September 7, 2010 with Toasting Music/Diva Records, distributed by Fontana/Universal. My Way follows the 2007 release Walk Out, her final album on the reggae label VP Records. Her latest collection, featuring collaborations with rapper Eve and Ding Dong as well as production by Lady Saw along with Tony 'CD' Kelly, Lloyd 'John John' James, Danny Browne and Stephen McGregor, opens a new chapter for Saw and Divas Records productions.

"I wanted to have the independence and freedom to do things 100% my way. I can tell the producers what I want for my riddim and say what I want to say in my songs. No one is telling me what I can or can't do on this album," states Lady Saw.

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July 27, 2010

Cecile tops the chart for a second week

OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart

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TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (01) (12) Ce'Cile -- Cook Fi Yuh -- Don Carleone - (2wks@#1)

02 (03) (05) I-Octane - My Life – Frass Production

03 (02) (09) Gyptian Hold Yuh - VP Records - (3wks@#1)

04 (05) (05) Sean Paul feat Keri Hilson - Hold My Hand - Fresh Ear

05 (06) (04) G Whizz Mama -- TJ Records

06 (07) (04) Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -- Unconditional Love -- SOBE/Danga Zone

07 (08) (02) Bugle -- Pearly Gates -- TJ Records

08 (09) (02) Vybz Kartel -- Thank You Jah -- Adidjaheim / Notnice

09 (04) (08) Ricky Blaze Just You & I -- VP Records - (peaked@#2)

10 (NEW) (0) I-Octane Think A Little Time -- TJ Records
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TOP FIVE BUBBLERS

1 Junior X Gangster Life -- Revolutionary Entertainment

2 G Whizz Tomorrow -- TJ Records

3 Mavado -- Nine Life

4 Tifa -- If I Could – Ward 21

5 Etana -- Free - No Doubt Records

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One On One OutAroad With Richie Loop

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richie-loop-one-outaroad.jpgOnce again we are gathered here to be one-on-one with our artistes. I am your girl Shani and this column is all about Richie Loop today. Although not a stranger to the music industry, Richie Loop is a new performing artiste who has seemingly over taken Jamaica overnight with his hit single MY CUPP. My Cupp has been a blasting the radio waves and has been enjoying success on both local and international charts. OutARoad had to get up close and personal with him to see how he feels about his current success as well as his plans for the future.
Setting: In the studio of Scikron Entertainment/Big Yard Music Label

OutARoad: What's your real name?
Richie Loop: Richard Raquish Webb

OutARoad: How old are you?
Richie Loop: 23 years old.

OutARoad: What got you started in the business?
Richie Loop: I started out a dancer, however after watching some friends making beats, I decided to try, so eventually I started producing and writing..and today I am an artist/producer.

OutARoad: Which song do you think gave you that big break and had RICHIE LOOP on every body's lips?
Richie Loop: Well I had two singles on the Scikron Entertainment out called ‘She wants it good’ on the Brainstorm Riddim, and 'Gal Whine' on the 'Sweat Shop Riddim,' however it was my first single 'My Cupp' that garnered me local and international spotlight.

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July 26, 2010

Bounty Killer Honoured At Reggae Sumfest 2010

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Vybz Kartel Live at Reggae Sumfest 2010

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eXile di BraVe - Europian Tour

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Fast rising Dancehall artist eXile di BraVe is now off to the United Kingdom for several confirmed shows in Birmingham, with the momentum of his current hit singles "ALL OF ME" and "RIGHT OR WRONG" with British artist Mykey.

eXile will make his first stop in Moseley Birmingham at the function suite on July 24th and is also booked to perform in Aston on the 30th before making his way to Switzerland for another show on August 4th with several other shows to be confirmed.

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July 25, 2010

Trailer Reloaded Riddim Mix - Kutchie, Darrio, Konshens & Tiana - Mixed by Kez876

The Trailer Reloaded Riddim was produced by Konshens (SubKonshus Music) and D&H (France)

All songs were mixed by D&H and Mastering KERON "SCRATCH MASTER" HECTOR

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July 24, 2010

Lisa Hyper Canadian, England Tour Went Well - U.S Pending

lisa-hyper-promo.jpgLisa Hyper, the proud recipient of EME's prestigious award for Best new female artist 2009 has thus far, since the start of 2010, maintained her strides locally and has since otherwise taken her career to the international level.

Lisa Hyper, head of the newly formed dancehall group "21 Bad Gyal" recently toured Canada and England. The DJ embarked on her first tour of Canada in May 2010.The spunky Lisa Hyper performed at two shows in Toronto during her stay. Lisa Hyper recalls her experience of Canada, "Canada cold bad, and dem up de ah tell me say the weather nice now, wah dem a deal wid?" a laughing Hyper recalls. The patrons were most receptive to her 'Clarks Tune', they screamed for encores, Lisa gladly complied. She shared the stage with her manager, MC Nuffy and Teddy Brukshut. After her return from Canada Lisa Hyper took to the studio and recorded her first single "Nuh Tek Style" with her new group '21 Bad Gyal'. The new single entitled Nuh tek style" has been receiving heavy rotation on the airwaves and views on You Tube.

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Ishmael Turner - Jamaica's Golden Son

ishmael-reggae.jpgJamaica has given birth to another great musical treasure- the organic and soulful singer/songwriter Ishmael Turner. "One of Jamaica's next great exports" hails from the water house area of Kingston that gave us Junior Reid, Mykal Rose, Don Carlos, Beenie Man, Half Pint and Garth Dennis.

A shining star, Ishmael Turner first international release "No More" is an engaging, heartfelt debut single with impressive vocals and strong lyrical content. His cutting edge style but classic form creates a sensational sound in the roots reggae genre. Seeing Ishmael Turner perform is to experience a champion showman with a great voice and powerful stage presence.

The new reggae explosion is promised to create waves throughout the music scene with his hot new single “No More”. Ishmael musical testimonies captivate the listener, reflecting his intense passion and love for music. "Jamaica's Golden Son is more than just good looks and charm he is a great talent with a lot to offer and the world will come to know and love Ishmael Turner. Download the new hit "No more" on www.ishmaelturner.com view pics, videos, tour dates and more.

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One On One OutAroad With Versatile

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This artiste had a major buzz surrounding him when he dropped his single "Bank Inna Mi Pocket” produced by his manager Romeich. OutAroad One-on-One team just had to catch up with Versatile to see whether or not "if him really have a bank inna him pocket".

Setting: Sitting on the back of a van, under a street light on Good Wood Terrace
Interviewer: Shanique Campbell AKA Shani
Interviewee: Versatile


versatile-dancehall-artiste.jpgBirth name: Sheldon Taylor
Age: 23 Years old

OutAroad: What sparked your interest in the music business?
Versatile: Entertainment on a whole, Naturally I'm a musician

OutAroad: What influenced you to make a song like "Bank Inna Mi Pocket"?
Versatile: Definitely everybody wants to have money so this is just my way of changing the approach.

OutAroad: Oh ok…so do you have a bank in your pocket?
Versatile: lol not yet but I’m working on it… nah gi out nuh loan tho.

OutAroad: lol Where are you from?
Versatile: Portland

OutAroad: With that said do you think in order for an artiste to flourish in the music industry, they have to be stationed in or around Kingston?
Versatile: Most definitely, because this is the entertainment capital and the central hub…musicians, if you want to make it, Kingston is definitely the placed to get started.

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July 23, 2010

Nuh Bowy Caan Buy Mi Out - Busy Signal - #1

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Busy Signal's Buy Me Out is now the new #1 song on the OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart. Meanwhile Vybz Kartel's Clarks ft Popcaan and Gaza Slim is standing firm in the #2 position.

The Greatest Gainers for this week are Beenie Man's Under Curfew jumping from #12 to nine while Vybz Kartel's Clarks Pt 2 jumps from #19 to sixteen.

The latest entries on the chart are Andrew & Wada Blood's Irie making its debut at #19 and Demarco’s Show It ft Craig which makes its debut at #20.

TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label

01 - 02 - (10) Busy Signal Buy Me Out

02 - 03 - (07) Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan & Gaza Slim Clarks - CR203/Adidjaheim/Notnice

03 - 01 - (11) Mavado & Stacious - 'Come Into My Room' - Di Genius - (2wks@#1)

04 - 04 - (10) Mavado 'Starlight' - Di Genius

05 - 05 - (10) Steven McGregor - Caan Fren Again - Di Genius

06 - 07 - (07) Richie Loop - My Cupp - Big Yard Music

07 - 09 - (06) Mavado - House Top - Rose Gold Ent

08 - 08 - (10) Ricky Blaze I Feel Free

09 - 12 - (05) Beenie Man - Under Curfew - Rose Gold Ent.

10 - 11 - (07) Mavado - Gal A Mad Ova -- Di Genius

11 - 06 - (12) Assassin - Put Yuh Hand Up In The Air - Di Genius - (1wk@#1)

12 - 10 - (14) Vybz Kartel - Slow Motion - Big Yard - (3wks@#1)

13 - 14 - (04) Elephant Man feat Bounty Killer - How We Do It -- CR203Records

14 - 15 - (06) Ikaya - Money Ova Man - Out A Road Records

15 - 16 - (03) Vybz Kartel - 'Know Bout Mi' - Cash Flow Records

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Tarrus Riley looking to represent Jamaica in a positive light on upcoming 5 week tour

tarrus-riley.jpgTarrus Riley, the new prince of Reggae music, is set to embark on a five week tour in support of a forthcoming project. The jaunt is expected to kick off stateside before snaking its way across several European territories.

The tour will reconnect Riley with his die-hard fans who have consistently supported his work ever since he exploded onto the musical radar more than four years ago.

The award winning vocalist, who will be making the trek with his Black Soil Band, is looking forward to entertaining his North American and European fans with his arsenal of hits.

"I am really looking forward to representing Jamaica in a positive light on this tour and get more ears listening to the music", an excited Riley stated.

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July 22, 2010

Lisa Hyper and Beenie Man - The Dynamic Duo?

Lisa Hyper Making Strides - New Territory

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Felicia Gooden more popularly known as Lisa Hyper is at it again, fresh from her first tour of Canada and England respectively, has put out a new release with Beenie Man entitled "Nuh Stress Mi Out". The song is featured on the 'Rail Up' riddim which is produced by Sankofa Productions. Beenie Man, the proclaimed King of the Dancehall is a veteran to the music business whom is known for his extensive 'gallis' reputure, which is often portrayed through his music and "Nuh Stress Mi Out" is no exception. Beenie Man brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the song whilst Lisa Hyper brings her new raw and outspoken talent coupled with her spunk and charisma which has created what some may call "A Dynamic Duo".

The song with it's up tempo riddim and jovial lyrics are expected to generate much wave within the dancehall. The song which has been posted on the popular music site YouTube a mere three days ago has already seen over 10,000 views and is generating quite a buzz. The song has already stormed the social networking sites Facebook, MySpace and Twitter receiving rave reviews from fans expressing their delight to see a vibrant synergy from both artists.

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Renaissance Goes Black Jack For 21st Anniversary

Renaissance-logo-Disco.jpgWhen the Renaissance Disco celebrates its 21st anniversary on August 7, the festivities will be see a Blackjack theme in full effect.

According to Renaissance top selector Delano Thomas, the Blackjack theme promises to be quite exciting. 'Just like poker blackjack, Renaissance can be considered as the highest hand in music and party production. Blackjack means 21 which signifies 21 years of the existence of the sound. We also see the blackjack theme as a viable way to have an all black party, which is quite the opposite of our Christmas All White party’, said Thomas.

The Renaissance 21st anniversary party will take place at the Palisadoes Go Kart Track. The event will see the Renaissance Disco's cadre of selectors as well as special guest selectors, pumping the latest in party music.

Pressed on what patrons can expect at the event, Thomas said 'The musical selections will consist of extreme high energy - pulsing hits - in keeping with the standard of a high end Blackjack excellence - all inclusive drinks all night. The food area setup with parallel casino booths and will be accessible to patrons in our royal suites. Women dressed in high roller attire and swagger, will be selected from the crowd randomly, to pop bottles with the Renaissance dealers'.

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Shaggy & Alaine "For Yur Eyez Only" Now Available

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K..Licious Music Group and Zojak World Wide are proud to present For Yur Eyez Only, the latest single from international dancehall superstar Shaggy and Alaine. This release is now available on iTunes and a variety of fine e-tailers worldwide, and is currently #18 on the iTunes charts in the United States.

For Yur Eyez Only is a true collaboration of some of the best in Jamaican music. Shaggy is known as one of the best-selling dancehall artists of all time (selling more than 10 million copies of his Hot Shot album). Alaine is a consistently rising star with many hits under her belt and a huge fanbase both in Jamaica and abroad in countries like the United States and Japan. Bringing it all together is legendary producer Tony "CD" Kelly, who is responsible for some of the biggest reggae and dancehall hits of the last 2 decades. All have hit again with this anthem that is already in major demand on radio and clubs throughout the world.

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A Name That's On Everyone's Lips... DELUS!

delus-sojah.jpgIt is 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 and Delus, still tired from the previous night's work in the studio, preps with his PR team for a few more post tour interviews. Studio life is something that is second nature to the DJ, "most of my time is spent in the studio. Whether I am voicing a song, recording drops or dubs, that's where I am day and night." Delus recognizes the hard work he must put in to reap the rewards and he does so graciously. "I am grateful. There are people out there that have the talent but not the resources to pursue their dreams. So I can't complain - ever."

With a nod and a smile, Delus indicates that he is ready for the day's tasks. Very vocal about the direction of his career, Delus goes over songs that will be released on iTunes in the coming weeks. He reviews the album cover for his EP entitled "My Reality." "I like the concept, let's not make the background so dark. This graphic designer is mad [JA slang for good], I love his work - he gets it."With regard to "Another Gal," I have to do all those drops today." Delus is referring to the lengthy list of DJs that has flooded his management's mailbox requesting drops for his latest offering. In a barely audible voice, the singjay says, "I feel it in my gut, I think Another Gal is the song. The reception from fans, DJs, radio and fellow artists is crazy."

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July 21, 2010

Tax Authorities Seized Elephant Man's Red Convertible Benz

elephant-man-benz.jpgDancehall artiste Elephant Man's red convertible Mercedes Benz was seized yesterday by tax officials as it's allegedly that the deejay owed several thousands in taxes.

The raid was carried out by the Tax Department Special Enforcement Team along with members of the Police force at the entertainer's posh Hillview Apartment.

According to the Tax Department when individuals or business places failed to pay their taxes, then it's in their rights to seized assets which are use to settle delinquent tax payers unpaid taxes. However if that person decided to clear up what is owing to The Tax Department then its likely that their assets would be returned.

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Who will be the Lucky Charm of the Week A or B?

After holding the title for four weeks Terry was denied of a fifth week by the then Challenger Tasharna now Champion who defeated Terry by 8 points (21-13).

Tasharna will now face off with Krissy - who will it be Tasharna or Krissy?

If you want to become a lucky Charm you can send your photos to outaroadinfo@gmail.com

Votes from the same Computer's IP address will be counted as one vote.

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M.I.A. Says 'Nicki Minaj Runs Hip-Hop'

By Mawuse Ziegbe
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M.I.A.'s brand of glitchy, warbling electro, zany fashion sense and singular vocals make the star one of the most eccentric artists on the scene. Perhaps that's why the controversial Brit has taken a liking to unconventional MC Nicki Minaj. The two joined forces for the remix of M.I.A.'s "Teqkilla" (a track she called "exciting"), and the artist said she was impressed by Minaj's imaginative approach.

"She's really creative with how far she's willing to go," M.I.A. told DJ Skee of Los Angeles' 102.7 KIIS-FM. "I just feel like I get her."

M.I.A. pointed to Minaj's willingness to put in work as the reason the MC has become an increasingly powerful force in hip-hop. "Nicki Minaj runs hip-hop," she said. "She works hard, and that's what it is. She's focused, and that's good. She's got really good work ethic."

M.I.A. is renowned for her unique style, but the singer has mystified some fans with the title of her latest album, /\/\/\Y/\. The singer acknowledged that the title's use of computer jargon may have rendered it less Google-friendly, conceding, "because of the 'forward slash' 'backward slash,' it's just not findable."

However, she asserts that punching out the moniker of her third studio album is actually very simple. "Everyone's got those keys. Everyone's got a 'forward slash' and everyone's got a 'backward slash.' It's actually a lot easier to write, 'cause you go [typing noise] 'Y' [typing noise]. You can write the album name with three keys," M.I.A. explained. The singer also said she was into the aesthetic appeal of the title. "I like it. I like it when you look on iTunes and you got the album title, and it's just made up of slashes. It looks good."

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July 20, 2010

Shara-Kiki the new voice on Starz Fm 91.7 - Florida

FunPhotoBox141627tgpdun.gifShara-Kiki the Caribbean voice of South Florida airwaves has spread her wings and reached for the "Starz".

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The popular radio Diva Shara-Kiki who wears many caps such as hosting parties, ceremonies and several other social events has once again taken on a new challenge that will certainly help to elevate Shara's career to the next level as she will be the new voice of morning time radio on the popular FL radio station Starz FM 91.7. (Monday through Friday 7am - 10am.

Shara-Kiki is known for keeping her listeners intrigued with her humor and the use of different voices and also for representing the dancehall/reggae artistes of South Florida.

Shara-Kiki admits --- To an on-looker it might appear that every move she has made was carefully orchestrated…however that was not the case because she has never envisioned all things that she has now accomplished.

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I would like to send some Mwah Mwah (kisses) to all those who kept encouraging and believed in me such as my mother Yvette Thomas, Hopeton Lindo, Sotto Bless, my Manager Carlington (OutAorad), Richie Platinum, Oliver Starchild, Magnum-force ENT, Bagga Militant and my road manager Father Scobby.

Shara-Kiki plans making every morning a "shara-riffic" morning on Starz FM with her morning Starz show and her signature style…"Mwah Mwah hold dem yah"

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Meet ZJ Wah Wa, the newest addition to the Zip FM family

djwah-wa-zip.jpgDespite the harsh economic climate facing Jamaica, many still holds the view that hard work is the key to success. Amidst the current state of affairs with our local job market, there is always that occasional beacon of light which intermittently shines and one such individual is popular disc jock DJ Wah Wa of Darkcide International.

A graduate of the St. Georges' College and Calabar High School, DJ Wah Wa from his adolescent years has always had a love for music and after completing his professional studies wasted no time in delving into the art form.

Following his discovery by the Kingston based sound system, DJ Wah Wa has spent his formidable years travelling the thoroughfares of Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America entertaining fans while making a name for himself.

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July 19, 2010

Sean Paul staying in tune

Once upon a time there was a ragga and dancehall music dynasty which included the likes of Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Snow and Beanie Man.

While all of these have seen their careers wilt, master songwriter and Grammy Award winning superstar Sean Paul has defied the odds and managed to survive his peers’ demise.

sean-paul-performing.jpgSean Paul, whose performance opened the new season of the popular reality show Big Brother All Stars yesterday, is delighted to be back in South Africa. "This is the second time I have been here because this is a beautiful place. The last time we were here was four years ago, and we did a show with Snoop Dogg, and that was a lot of fun," he said.

The bulk of the who’s who of the international entertainment industry was here just a week ago for the World Cup, and Sean Paul regrets that he missed that train. “I am really sad to come only after the World Cup, especially because there were plans in place for us to come here for a semi-final performance, but they fell through at the last minute, and I and my band were crushed. “Thanks to Big Brother, who saved the day, we are finally here,” he said.

While he doesn’t watch the Big Brother show, the singer understands and likes its concept. If there was a Big Brother Celebrity show, would he enter if he had the time? “I am a very sociable person and I will not have a problem being around people. My only problem, though, is I am a very private, guarded person and so I would not be comfortable with being locked up in the house,” he said, adding that the fact that such a show would be for charity would not change things.

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July 18, 2010

Cecile's Cook Fi Yuh Takes Over From Gyptian's Hold Yuh

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Bad Gal Cecile's Cook Fi Yuh denied Gyptian's Hold Yuh from making it week #4 a top of the prestigious OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart.

Other songs that are expected to continue its upward trend are I-Otane's My Life which easily occupied the #3 position like 1,2,3 and Vybz Kartel's Thank You Jah in the #9 position.

TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (02) (11) Ce'Cile -- Cook Fi Yuh -- Don Carleone

02 (01) (08) Gyptian Hold Yuh - VP Records - (3wks@#1)

03 (04) (04) I-Octane - My Life – Frass Production

04 (03) (07) Ricky Blaze Just You & I -- VP Records - (peaked@#2)

05 (06) (04) Sean Paul feat Keri Hilson - Hold My Hand - Fresh Ear

06 (07) (03) G Whizz Mama – TJ Records

07 (08) (03) Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -- Unconditional Love -- SOBE/Danga Zone

08 (09) (01) Bugle -- Pearly Gates -- TJ Records

09 (10) (01) Vybz Kartel -- Thank You Jah -- Adidjaheim / Notnice

10 (05) (06) Etana - August Town -- Freemind Music - (peaked@#2)

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TOP FIVE BUBBLERS

1 I-Octane Think A Little Time -- TJ Records

2 Junior X Gangster Life -- Revolutionary Entertainment

3 G Whizz Tomorrow -- TJ Records

4 Tifa -- If I Could – Ward 21

5 Mavado -- Nine Life

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Beenie Man - Nuh Stress Mi Out - Lisa Hyper

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Wesley Snipes Will Serve 3 Years In Prison

By Craig Jones

westley-snipes-prison.jpgA federal appeals court denied on Friday Wesley Snipes' appeal for a 3 year prison sentence. Wesley Snipes based his appeal on the argument that the sentence was unreasonable and that he should be considered for a probation.

At the 2008 trial, the actor was found guilty of failing to file tax returns, and not guilty on federal tax fraud and conspiracy charges. A 3 year sentence is the maximum sentence Mr. Snipes could have received.

Judge William Terrell Hodges handed down the sentence, and allowed Mr. Snipes to remain free on bond until he is summoned to serve the sentence. The judge didn't say when will Wesley Snipes report to prison.

A member of Mr. Snipes' legal team said that they were hoping for a complete acquittal and that they will appeal the decision.

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July 17, 2010

Vybz Kartel Freed In Time For Reggae Sumfest

vybz-kartel-jeans-white-shirt-hat.jpgThe Gaza's General Vybz Kartel who was listed as a "major person of interest" walked free yesterday after spending 14 days behind bars.

During his detention the deejay was questioned by authorities about his relations with gangs located in Portmore, St. Catherine area.

Now that Vybz Kartel is outaroad once more this is definitely good news for the promoters of Reggae Sumfest and dancehall lovers.

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I-Octane Red - Stripe Kick Off Party - Great Performance

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Tanto Metro and Devonte Heading to Germany

tanto-metro-devonte.jpgSummer is here and if you think it's hot you have not seen anything yet. Tanto Metro and Devonte will be turning up the heat when they perform live for thousands of fans at the annual Reggae Jam Festival in Kosterpark, Bersenbruck. The duo who brought you hits such as "Everyone Falls In Love" and "Good Times and Bad Times" will be among the lineup of reggae superstars to take the stage at Germany’s premier reggae festival, scheduled to take place from July 30th to August 1st.

We know the excitement is killing you so check out all the duo's videos including their latest release "Are You Ready" online now at youtube.com/dimmiejoe.

July 16, 2010

G-Whizz - It's A "Weekend" Again

gwhizz-weekend-party.jpgIf things go G-Whizz's way, this summer will have a lot of frosty weekends. Dancehall/Reggae artiste G-Whizz has released a new single,Weekend, which was produced by ZJ Ice.

The single which promises to be another hit under the artiste's growing repertoire is not only a great party anthem but also extremely catchy. Infact, although the track was only released a few days ago, fans are already loving the carefree excitement conveyed in the music.

G-Whizz whose correct name is Garland Rowe and is known for his previous hits Life, On and On and others, says he has been remaining focused on writing, releasing great music and performing across the Caribbean and the US. "Right now I'm trying to stay motivated and focused on what I have to do and always give my fans great music. The video for my techno track Feel It is doing well so far and the people overseas especially love the vibe," he said.

Also making waves, are his two singles Mama and Tomorrow which are ranked in the number four and eight positions respectively, on the Stampede Street Charts.

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Chino's 2010 Formula

Chino-formula-2-mix-taped.jpgChino and one of Reggae/Dancehall's most internationally renowned sound systems, Federation Sound, have once again teamed up to bring fans the mixtape, The Formula 2.

The Formula 1, which was released in 2008 and featured Chino and other artistes including: Assassin, Timberlee, Bramma, Laden, Wayne Marshall and others, did well in the dancehall market and reinforced the artistes' lyrical prowess. The Formula 2, released a few days ago has 52 tracks of remixed perfection. In addition to dubs and songs from the main man, Chino McGregor, there are also great singles by Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor, Freddie McGregor, Shema McGregor, other members of the Big Ship family including Laden, Singing Sweet, Bramma, Frisco Kid and their close affiliates: Mavado, Assassin, Miss Kitty, Aidonia, Baby Cham, Elephant Man, Wayne Marshall and others.

Some of the remixes include Chino and Alaine's Me and You (Secret) on Gyptian's Hold Yuh riddim, From Mawning on Jay Z's Do It Again rhythm and more. Chino says, "Federation Sound is like family to Big Ship and the collaboration was a natural process. It's now out with some of the fans' favourite Chino songs re-done, some of their favourite Mavado, Laden, Stephen and the list goes on. Fans are able to download it from a number of sites including the Federation Sound website."

In addition to Chino's Formula 2 being released, fans will be able to catch him in action at this year's Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest on Guinness Dancehall night where he will deliver a monumental performance.

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G-Whizz - I Feel It - (Official Video)

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Style Dem Riddim - Bounty Killer, Mavado & More (PayDay Music)

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July 15, 2010

Sean Kingston Accused Of Rape, Police Doubtful: Says He's Wise To Trouble Women

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Sean Paul set for Big Brother Africa launch

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Jamaican dancehall superstar, Sean Paul, is set to perform at the launch of Africa’s biggest reality television show Big Brother Africa All-Stars in South Africa on July 18, it has emerged.

M-Net Africa has roped in the Grammy Award-winning artist to perform three of his popular songs on the glittering night which will see 14 housemates from 14 countries make their way into a brand new state–of –the–art Big Brother House.

MultiChoice Zimbabwe public relations and publicity manager, Elizabeth Dziva, confirmed the development yesterday.

“Sean Paul has been contracted to perform at the Big Brother Africa All-Stars launch,” she said, adding, “Now with Sean Paul jetting in to perform at the Big Brother All-Stars launch from Casablanca where he is currently touring, the launch of the 91-day reality super-series is set to get off to a spectacular start.”

Since his breakout 2002 hit, Gimme the Light, the talented performer has been hard at work releasing four albums in quick succession.

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Five Sex Questions With Wada Blood

wada-blood-feature.jpgOutARoad: What would be your reaction if you found out that your girl was a fan of sex toys?
Wada Blood: She could never b a fan of sex toys because shi have di real thing.

OutARoad: What was your first time like having sex?
Wada Blood: It was an unforgettable moment. A time that I will always remember.

OutARoad: lol…ok. What’s your favourite sex position?
Wada Blood: I really don’t have a favourite enuh. Variety is the spice of life so we like it different at times.

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July 14, 2010

October Trial Date For Bounty Killer’s Gun/Assault Case

By Secret Agent
OutAroad.com Writer

Bounty-Killer-outaroad.jpgAfter recently being freed from an assault charge, Bounty Killer will once again be fighting to set himself free from a pending 2009 gun/assault case that is scheduled for trial on October 20, 2010.

In July 2009 Mr. Rodney Pryce more popularly known as Bounty Killer was slapped with several charges by the Half-Way-Tree police such as unlawful wounding, assault at common law and illegal possession of a fire arm.

Flash Back
On September 27, 2007 the constable was heading in the direction of St. Lucia Avenue, New Kingston in his private motor vehicle when he pounced upon several men who blocked the road with their cars.

The constable then beeped his horn for the men to clear the road but things got ugly when one of the men known as Ice allegedly threw his drink in the constable face which forced the officer to take action against Ice but was however ganged by his friends.
During the malicious beating of the officer it's alleged that Bounty Killer pulled a firearm.

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Ikaya Shoots Two Videos

ikaya-video_twi.jpgIkaya has just shot the video for two new singles Hard Way and These Tears. The video was done under the direction of Scorpio 21 and was shot on location at Sterling Sound Stage studio on Red Hills Road.
Speaking about the shoot Ikaya says Hard Way plot is geared at emphasing the lessons that there are always consequences for wrong choices made. The storyline so rounds a young boy and a girl who refuse to listen resulting them learning a trough life lesson the hard way.

The video for the second song These Tears was just a performance piece, but no less enjoyable. According to Ikaya fans will see a more softer side to her as it's a soulful piece. The artiste is seen in a beautiful gown in front of a screen that shows off "an out of this world image" in the artiste's own words.

The first video to be premiered will be Hard Way.

Coming up for Ikaya is her Sumfest debut on Dancehall Night. The fact rising deejay says she is looking forward to sharing the best of the best from the dancehall arena. "I definitely will be going all out to win over new fans," she said.

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Fantan Mojah Turn On The Trills in Cologne - Summerjam 2010

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July 13, 2010

Mavado's Come Into My Room ft Stacious Still #1

OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart

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Stacious is still requesting for Mavado to Come Into Her Room as their romantic collab maintained it's dominant position a top of the OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart for a second week.

While Mavado has the #1 song on the chart his House Top hit single has leaped three places up the chart from #12 to nine which makes it the Greatest Gainer for this week.

The newest entries on the chart are Vybz Kartel's Clarks Pt 2 making its debut at #19 while Versatile's Bank Inna Mi Pocket closes off the chart at #20.

TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label


01 - 01 - (10) Mavado & Stacious - 'Come Into My Room' - Di Genius

02 - 02 - (09) Busy Signal Buy Me Out

03 - 04 - (06) Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan & Gaza Slim Clarks - CR203/Adidjaheim/Notnice

04 - 05 - (09) Mavado 'Starlight' - Di Genius

05 - 07 - (09) Steven McGregor - Caan Fren Again - Di Genius

06 - 03 - (11) Assassin - Put Yuh Hand Up In The Air - Di Genius - (1wk@#1)

07 - 09 - (06) Richie Loop - My Cupp - Big Yard Music

08 - 10 - (09) Ricky Blaze I Feel Free

09 - 12 - (05) Mavado - House Top - Rose Gold Ent

10 - 06 - (13) Vybz Kartel - Slow Motion - Big Yard - (3wks@#1)

11 - 11 - (06) Mavado - Gal A Mad Ova -- Di Genius

12 - 13 - (04) Beenie Man - Under Curfew - Rose Gold Ent.

13 - 08 - (10) Shaggy - Long Time - Big Yard - (Peak@#7)

14 - 16 - (03) Elephant Man feat Bounty Killer - How We Do It -- CR203Records

15 - 17 - (05) Ikaya - Money Ova Man - Out A Road Records

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One On One OutAroad With G Whizz

ONE ON ONE OUT-A-ROAD

In the last column you guys got a glimpse of what life is like with Wayne Marshall before the release of his new video (My Heart). In this column we will continue the line of greatness with G-Whizz.

Setting: Under a Streetlight in front of Fams House Studio
Interviewer: Shanique Campbell AKA Shani
Interviewee: G-Whizz

gwhizz_red_hat_video.jpgOutARoad: What is the name on your birth certificate?
G-Whizz: Garland Rowe but while growing up I got the nickname Usher

OutARoad: How old are you?
G-Whizz: I wish to not give my age but I was born on January 28, 19--(unu figure it out)

OutARoad: …ok then…how long have you been in the business?
G-Whizz: Professionally, six and a half years but in music its not so easy to get a buss cause there is a million weh a try get a buss and a million weh buss already. So its very hard but my break was in 2009.

OutARoad: Does the political turmoil that we are in now affects you musically in any way?
G-Whizz: Mi nuh really hav no problem enuh, mi jus neutral. Me wi perform at a function weh Portia Host and then perform at Bruce function to. For me, Music has no barriers.

OutARoad: Am glad you said that… and in that light, how widespread do you think that your music is?
G-Whizz: you can never really and truly tell how widespread it is enuh but kno that “Life soon sort out” was at the number one spot in England for seven weeks, then for five weeks in Canada, it went to the number one spot in the Bahamas and it was number one on all the charts in Jamaica so I know that the spread is global.

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July 12, 2010

21st/Hapilos Continues To Break Barriers With Ultra Digital Distribution

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Two of Dancehall's finest are continuing to create pandemonium in the digital hemisphere. Wayne Marshall, with the newly released remix of his single, My Heart featuring Mavado and Vybz Kartel & Popcaan's continuous ascent with Clarks are doing not only well on charts, but have also continued to rake in sales both home and abroad.

Wayne Marshall's My Heart remix single and video were released recently, the latter on Friday night, and within hours websites and media houses were in a flurry of excitement over the new video.

21st/Hapilos Digital Distribution which is responsible for the distribution of Marshall's My Heart remix featuring Mavado produced by Baby G on the Yard Vybz/Off Limits label and the Vybz Kartel & Popcaan Clarks phenomenon are adamant about continuing to push their clients to new heights.

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Rose Gold Entertainment finds success with House Top rhythm

ZJ-Rose-house-top-lady.jpgPopular radio personality ZJ Rose is all smiles as the songs on her House Top rhythm, continue to blaze the airwaves both locally and abroad. One of the biggest songs on the rhythm is Mavado’s hit single titled House Top, which is currently number one on the FIWI Choice Top Ten Countdown, HYPE TV Top 20 Singles Chart and the Stampedes Street Charts. The single is also speedily climbing the OutAroad Top 20 Hot Singles Chart. Her Rose Gold Entertainment imprint is also enjoying tremendous success with Tarrus Riley’s hit single titled Intimate Reservation, which is enjoying much popularity overseas.

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NTV to launch top ten singles chart

NTV-logo.jpgWestern Jamaica based entertainment cable station NTV is about to launch a Top Ten singles Chart. This chart will be called the NTV Top Ten Singles Chart and will be compiled weekly based on information that is sourced from a pool of leading radio DJs and sound-system selectors. The chart is schedule to be aired on Fridays starting from Friday July 16 at 6:30 PM. The chart will also be aired several times each week.

The managing director of NTV Hopeton Williams says that creation of the chart is in keeping with his decision to move NTV in a new direction. Therefore over the next six months the station which is largely music video driven, will be introducing several other new and exciting programmes and features to its viewers across the island. NTV is available to subscribers on the on the FLOW Cable Network

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July 11, 2010

Dancehall/Reggae Legend Sugar Minott is Dead

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OutAroad.com Writer

Sugar Minott who's defined by most as the Godfather of Dancehall died yesterday evening (July 10, 2010).

Earlier this year Mr. Minott was diagnosed with a severe heart condition called Angina Pectoris. However it's still not known if his recent illness is to be blamed for the cause of his death.

R.I.P. Sugar Minott, and condolences to his daughter Fire Pashon and other members of his family and close friends.

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Versatile Says It's His Year

Artiste, Versatile is the embodiment of the saying, 'hard work pays off'.

versatile_romeich_artiste.jpgThe Bank In A Mi Pocket and My Year artiste who always proudly proclaims his Portland origin, says his musical journey has been anything but smooth, but passion for his craft keeps him motivated.

"I'm the kind of person, once I get one foot in the door that's all I need. My foot in the door was meeting Beenie Man when I first started out and then from there linking with other producers, now Romeich. So I'm definitely not letting the opportunities pass me by," said the artiste whose correct name is Sheldon Taylor.

So focused is he, that hitting the studio and perfecting his stage craft have been at the forefront of his mind. He says, "I've been focusing on my new songs, Watching You featuring Beenie Man, Country A Mash Up on the Stagemix riddim by Romeich Records, Sneakers, and some other jugglings. Plus Bank In a Mi Pocket is doing great on the local charts. I'm focused on making this year and others, my year."

In addition, last weekend Versatile wracked up five shows: Bakers Fiesta in Brown's Town, Ochi Invasion, The High school cheer-leading competition at the National Arena on Saturday and Portland Jerk Festival and it's after-party on Sunday. This weekend fans can catch him in action at the Bling Dawg's Summer Jam which will be staged in Portland, Jamaica on Sunday night.

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July 10, 2010

Wayne Marshall My Heart remix ft Mavado OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Lohan 'scared to death' of jail, plans to appeal

lindsay-lohan-court-jail.jpgLOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan is "scared to death" about going to jail, and is planning to appeal her 90-day sentence with a new lawyer, her mother Dina Lohan said in an interview.

"She's a fighter, and until the final result - we're not giving up," Dina Lohan told celebrity news television show Entertainment Tonight in an interview to be broadcast on Friday.

"I think it's time we get another attorney just to see it from another light and do damage control," she added, saying her daughter hoped to file an appeal.

The "Mean Girls" actress is due to start her three-month jail term on July 20. She was ordered to jail by a Beverly Hills judge who ruled on Tuesday that Lohan, 24, had violated her probation for a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case because she had failed to attend weekly alcohol education classes imposed by the court.

Lohan's lawyer abruptly quit on Thursday, hours after issuing a statement calling the sentence "harsh and unfair" but stating that Lohan was prepared to serve her jail time and comply with the court's orders."

Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley did not give a reason for leaving, but Dina Lohan suggested Lohan's team was unhappy with Holley's handling of the case.

"I feel like Shawn, Lindsay's attorney, should have stood up (in court on Tuesday) and said, 'Listen, I didn't know you were going to have witnesses.' We would have had ten witnesses. We didn't get a shot. We didn't get a shot at fairness," Dina Lohan said.

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Beenie Man ft. Fambo - I'm Okay/Drinking Rum & Redbull

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July 9, 2010

Vybz Kartel to spend another 30 days behind bars

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OutAroad.com Writer

Vybz Kartel who was expected to be back on the streets after his five-day detention order will spend an additional 30 days behind bars.

Vybz Kartel's lawyer Christian Taveres Finson said he will be pushing to get an earlier release date for the deejay who have been in police custody since last week Friday.

According to reports Vybz Kartel was questioned about his relations with gangs located in Portmore, St. Catherine.

Due to the present situation Vybz Kartel might be a no show at Reggae Sumfest.

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Katy Perry rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart for fifth week in a row

by Brad Wete

katty-perry-billboard.jpgThis is one boring week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mostly because the first five spots in the top 10 are the same as last week’s. For the fifth straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the chart. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for it’s second week in a row. Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 3 spot, while B.o.B’s “Airplanes” does the same at No. 4. And Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” is No. 5.

The fun starts at No. 6, where newcomer Mike Posner creeps up a spot with “Cooler Than Me.” Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” leaps seven places to No. 7. Drake’s “Find Your Love” seems to have stalled out, dropping two places to No. 8. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” moves up one to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” closes out the top 10.

Mike Posner is getting close to the top spot. Do you think the Duke grad can rise to No. 1? If not him, then who? Let us know.

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Ziggie Bless "Or Wah?" Official Video

Since the release of the video it has been getting heavy rotation on CVM, TVJ Hype TV and RE TV

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July 8, 2010

Week #3 for Gyptian A Top Of The Chart

OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart

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TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL

01 (01) (07) Gyptian Hold Yuh - VP Records - (3wks@#1)

02 (03) (10) Ce’Cile -- Cook Fi Yuh -- Don Carleone

03 (02) (06) Ricky Blaze Just You & I -- VP Records - (peaked@#2)

04 (05) (03) I-Octane - My Life – Frass Production

05 (06) (05) Etana - August Town -- Freemind Music

06 (07) (03) Sean Paul feat Keri Hilson - Hold My Hand - Fresh Ear

07 (08) (02) G Whizz Mama – TJ Records

08 (09) (02) Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -- Unconditional Love -- SOBE/Danga Zone

09 (NEW) (0) Bugle -- Pearly Gates -- TJ Records

10 (NEW) (0) Vybz Kartel -- Thank You Jah -- Adidjaheim / Notnice


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TOP FIVE BUBBLERS

1 I-Octane Think A Little Time -- TJ Records

2 Junior X Gangster Life -- Revolutionary Entertainment

3 G Whizz Tomorrow -- TJ Records

4 Tifa -- If I Could – Ward 21

5 Mavado -- Nine Life

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Alaine Breaks Boundaries With New Single "You Are Me"

alaine_singer.jpgThe summer is already off to a great start for Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Alaine Laughton, more popularly known as “Alaine”, who has not only just released a new song, but also her own record label - proving once again what an amazing talent she has to share with the world.

"You Are Me”, the first single produced by Alaine’s 1Thirty1 record label, is already receiving rave reviews and garnering heavy rotation on both local and International airwaves. The song isn’t the typical kind of music that we have grown to expect from the artist, this song is deeply personal and touches listeners to their very core.

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Vybz Kartel ft Russian - Jeans Fitted

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July 7, 2010

Justin Bieber wants to stay a virgin, says his mom Pattie Mallette

Justin Bieber isn't the first pop-star to sing this tune, that's for sure.

justin-Bieber-enews.jpgThe Bieb's mom, Pattie Mallette (who will NOT be posing for Playboy any time soon, thank you very much) tells E! News that her son has a strict code of ethics when it comes to the girls he dates. "He's expressed his desire to stay pure, and honor women, and treat women with respect," she says.

Just what every 16-year-old boy wants: his mom, on national television, talking about his virginity.
"It's definitely hard to find, like, a girl that really likes me for me," Bieber confesses. Poor thing. Are they all using him to get to Usher?

Speaking of Usher, Bieber's R&B mentor recently made the ultimate sacrifice for Bieber's career -- he gave up his personal assistant, Ryan Good, so that Good could go be Bieber's road manager and show him the ropes. "The idea, for Usher, was to bring me in [to] be Justin's Puffy, introducing him to the world of entertainment," Good says, referring to the way Sean Combs mentored Usher.

Introduce him to the world of entertainment all you want... just don't introduce him to too many girls.

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From Einstein To Stein - Also inks new management deal

stein_dancehall_artiste.jpgIt’s now official, popular dancehall recording artiste Einstein has adopted a new moniker and will be known as ‘Stein’ from here onwards.

Stein said the need to change his name came after years of being in the business and realizing that everyone kept referring to him by that alias, a shortened version of the original moniker. Following a meeting with members of his management team earlier this week, the decision was taken to make it official.

However Stein explained, “If people still want to call me Einstein I am ok with that as well. The name is not really new because people and my colleagues have been calling me that for years, so I just decide to drop the ‘Ein’ and leave that to Albert Einstein and just work with Stein.”

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Iley Dread for Montreal Reggae Festival

iley-dread-reggae-singer.jpgSinger Iley Dread is fit and ready to unleash on the reggae stage once again. The conscious crusader will get his chance at the upcoming Montreal Reggae Fest which takes place on Sunday, August 8.

Iley will be sharing the stage with the likes of the living legend Bunny Wailer, Little John, Frankie Paul and many others.

“I’m really looking forward to taking the stage in a major way,” said the singer who recently lit the stage up at the Reggae Music Achievement Award.

Following that stint in Montreal Iley Dread will be heading for the States - Vermont to be exact where he is scheduled to perform on the Vermont Reggae Festival on Saturday, August 14.

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I-Octane Stamped His Class Over The Weekend

i-octane-reggaesinger.jpgThere seem to be no stopping the conscious singjay I-Octane these days as he is “all over the place - be it with his music videos or singles.

Last Saturday, the conscious crusader’s video for the hot single My Life enjoyed its world premiere Onstage (CVM TV). Since then there has been a steady buzz surrounding it.

Lose A Friend is now sitting in the number one position on the Toronto Radio Dubplate Top 10 Chart.

I-Octane could not be any happier about all this as he says, “for me it’s the reward for putting good music out there. It shows that when you do songs that touch the heart of people it will always find a niche.”

Last Friday morning at Digicel’s Jus Bus summer promotions launch at Mandela Park, the singjay was a hit with his many fans there when he took the stage. They just could not seem to get enough of him. Fortunately for them other opportunities will present itself as the I-Octane will be one of the featured performers on the Digicel road shows which will be taking him across the island. Wednesday July 7th you will see him making the first of those stops in Clarendon and Manchester.

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July 6, 2010

One On One OutAroad With Wayne Marshall

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Once again we are gathered here to be one-on-one with our artistes. Am your girl Shani and this column is all about Wayne Marshall today. Wayne is a well-known artiste in the business and one that has continued to give us good music over the years. Now that he is married, OutARoad had to get up close and personal with him to see what the latest scoop is.

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Setting: Somewhere on King’s House Road, around an oak table
Interviewer: Shani

OutARoad: What's your real name?
Wayne Marshall: Wayne Mitchell

OutARoad: How old are you?
Wayne Marshall: 30 yrs

OutARoad: What got you started in the business?
Wayne Marshall: I jus always did love music enuh. I loved to hear the real big man dem weh mek yuh affi stop and listen, like Bob Marley and all dem other big men. I started writing poems then came the exploration of the voice. I used to hang out by King Jammies (they lived three gates down the road), with Baby G who shared the same love as me. They would make the riddims while I would try to impress King Jammies; although dat never work. Back then as a youth wi used to have access to Bounty Killer's latest tune along with nuff other artistes. By the next day wi know dem word for word…then off to school to perform these songs for friends, not knowing that I was indirectly working on my stage presence.

Den it was on Ward 21 Badda Badda and Joint riddims, which for me was the ground breaking riddims for my career. It was during that time I made the link Bounty Killer. Then I was linked with Ward 21 and did a collaboration with Bounty then later on with Elle.

Surprisingly enough my present single, "My Heart" was voiced at Jammies. (Back where I started).

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Sean Kingston Turned Down A Date With Rihanna

by Maria-Mercedes Lara

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If you were a young single man, would you turn down a date with pop star Rihanna? Probably not, unless your name is Sean Kingston.

The "Beautiful Girls" crooner tells The Mirror about the time he turned down a date with the "Rude Boy" singer because...his clothes weren't ironed:

Rihanna asked me to go clubbing with her [when we met in London]. Looking back I can't believe I said no just because I didn't have any clothes ironed. But I couldn't go out with a superstar looking bad.

We can understand why Sean wanted to make sure he looked nice for RiRi but something tells us that if people saw him saunter into a club with Rihanna on his arm no one would notice that his clothes were a little bit wrinkled.

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Chedda All Set For Bling Dawg's - Summer Jam & Tidal Waves

chedda_male_park.jpgChedda, currently riding high on the local airwaves with the singles ‘Fresh To Death’, ‘Jacket’ and ‘Can’t Stay Poor’ is set to unravel is lyrical artistry this weekend at Bling Dawg’s Summer Jam concert set for Saturday, July 10th at Somerset Falls, Portland. The annual showcase will feature a number of A-List entertainers including: Bounty Killer, Mavado, Aidonia, Busy Signal, reggae crooners I-Octane, Tarrus Riley among others.

Chedda will then turn his attention to Sugarman’s Beach, Portmore, St. Catherine for the inaugural staging of the Tidal Waves beach party performing alongside dancehall bad boy Vybz Kartel.

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'Inception': The Early Reviews Are In!

'Leonardo DiCaprio finds the tortured center of his character,' one reviewer writes.
By Eric Ditzian

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Almost one year ago, the teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Inception" hit the web. It featured acrobatic fight sequences, hallucinatory imagery, and left us with far more questions than answers. Just what the heck was this movie really about, anyway?

In the months that followed, Nolan slowly peeled back the curtain to reveal peeks at his top-secret follow-up to 2008's "The Dark Knight." Now, with the movie's July 16 release date approaching, "Inception" has been fully unveiled to industry insiders, and the first reviews are beginning to pop up online. Here's what folks are saying about the flick.

The Story
"Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb, an expert in what the film calls extraction, the theft of secrets or information from the subconscious mind," Todd Gilchrist wrote in Cinematical.com. After botching a job thanks to the intrusion of his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard), Cobb finds an unlikely opportunity for redemption from one of his former victims: Saito (Ken Watanabe), CEO of a flourishing multinational, offers him amnesty in exchange for planting an idea - known as inception - within the mind of Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy), one of Saito's competitors. Enlisting the help of teammates Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Ariadne (Ellen Page), Eames (Tom Hardy), and Yusuf (Dileep Rao), Cobb reluctantly agrees to the mission, only to discover that the mind's defenses are more formidable than any physical threat he could face. Heist-movie plot details notwithstanding, the above description scarcely scratches at the surface of what's in the film, and certainly reveals nothing of the deeper conceptual and thematic dimensions of its story."

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July 5, 2010

"I Am Not A Gold Digger"

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Hello to you sir, first I must congratulate you on the work you are doing, I do hope you can find it to help and give your advise on my situation.

I have a boyfriend of six years but he's in the states now for three years. He went away on work programme. He's convinced that we're still together now but I don't know what to think. I love him very much still. I am sickly now and everyday and minute he call and text to see if am ok. He is concern about my health. On the other hand I met an older guy two years ago (much older), he wanted to be with me but I told him no due to the fact that I love my boyfriend a lot. Telling this guy no is an invitation to my heart. He showered me with gifts, money even when I don't want it. I must say I am not a gold digger and certainly not a user.

With my boyfriend I tell him everything, how I met this older guy and he's giving me things, he's upset but he is not the type to shower people with things but show love and affection to a person.

This other guy now is a business man and I hardly see him but he does not show the love he has for me like my boyfriend does. Well the problem is, this other guy bought me a car and almost finishes my house and as I said I am not a gold digger. I tried to tell him not but he still insists. The other problem is my boyfriend is coming in September and I don't know what to do. I want to leave the older guy but I don't want him to think anything and you know people now-a-days, they will kill even the ones they love and I don't like to break people's heart. Can you give me any advice as how to go about this situation? Thanks in advance!

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Who will be the Lucky Charm of the Week A or B?

The Champion Terry as once again dismantled her opponent to make it win #4. Terry will now face off with Tasharna Can the new Challenger Tasharna stop Terry from making it win #5?

If you want to become a lucky Charm you can send your photos to outaroadinfo@gmail.com

Votes from the same Computer's IP address will be counted as one vote.


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Highest Praise 2010 - Gospel's Most Anticipated Event

highest_praise_concert.jpgLovers of gospel music will be in for a treat this Saturday July 10, as one of the most anticipated events within the fraternity, Highest Praise 2010 unfolds at the Karram Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High School, Kingston. Now in its third year, this annual concert series, presented by Faircloth Music Ministry which started in Montego Bay, moved to Kingston last year and returns with an even bigger line-up of performers and the promise of a greater outpouring of praise and worship for the thousands who are expected to attend.

Patrons can expect some real soul stirring presentations from the likes of Sandra Brooks, The Faircloth Music Ministry Singers, Jermaine Edwards, Carey Sayles, One Voice, Odayne Rhoden from Psalms Ministries, Signs of the Time from Montego Bay, Men of Valor and believe it or not Apache Chief & Sarge who are back by popular demand.

Racquel Faircloth of Faircloth Music Ministry said 'we're thankful to all the loyal supporters of Highest Praise and look forward to delivering another well organized show in which everyone is guaranteed a blessing and God be praised. The continued success of this event will allow us to do even more for our charity of choice, The EJC Good Samaritan Inn'.

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Kanye West Adds Nicki Minaj To "Good Ass Job"

nicki-minaj-kanye-west.jpgFollowing his impressive opening performance for the 2010 BET Awards, more information is coming out concerning rapper/producer Kanye West and his fifth studio album Good Ass Job.

Earlier this week, sources close to the Chicago artist stated the new album is tentatively scheduled for a September 14 release date alongside G.O.O.D. Music label mates Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Consequence. More recently, BET’s Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill revealed to Rap-Up.com that Young Money’s sole female emcee will also be a part of Mr. West’s much anticipated project. “He’s got a track with Nicki Minaj that’s so dope…You won’t believe it when you hear it,” said Hill.

In related news, Kanye West’s first single from Good Ass Job, “Power,” has officially been released on iTunes today.

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July 4, 2010

Angele Smith's video burning up the charts

angele_smith.jpgThe opening textual graphics on Angele Smith's first solo music video of the single, Let Me Know, are introduced by bright orange and red flames, a prelude to its hot lyrics and scorching scenes. No wonder it has been blazing up the charts since its television debut on Hype TV in May.

Shot on location in Norbrook, upper St Andrew, directed by Oneil 'Shac' Harris and produced by Christopher Birch of Birchill Records for Kross Ova Entertainment Limited, the video has been praised for its high sound and production quality, and its temperature-rising treatment.

The feedback from fans is general positive and promising, as the video is at number four on Hype TV's VTX (Video Top Ten) and racing to the top at number three on RE TV's MVP Countdown. "Thanks for that because I give it my best, so I feel good. Whenever I go on the street, people are singing the song word for word, all the kids know it! Wow! And the ladies love it," an ecstatic Smith reveals.

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July 3, 2010

Stacious Cries For Mavado To Come Into Her Room - #1

OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart

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Assassin's Put Yuh Hand Up In The Air could only managed to rock the #1 spot for one week as Mavado's 'Come Into My Room' ft Stacious jumps from #3 to take over the top spot.

The Greatest Gainer for this week is Beenie Man's Under Curfew which ascended three places up the chart from #16 to 13

The Top Ten welcomes two songs this week, My Cupp by Richie Loop jumping from #11 to nine and I Feel Free by Ricky Blaze ascending from #12 to ten.

TW means This Week, LW means Last Week and WOC means Weeks on Chart
TW - LW - WOC Artiste Name ----- Song Title ---- Record Label


01 - 03 - (09) Mavado & Stacious - 'Come Into My Room' - Di Genius

02 - 04 - (08) Busy Signal Buy Me Out

03 - 01 - (10) Assassin - Put Yuh Hand Up In The Air - Di Genius - (1wk@#1)

04 - 06 - (05) Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan & Gaza Slim Clarks - CR203/Adidjaheim/Notnice

05 - 05 - (08) Mavado 'Starlight' - Di Genius

06 - 02 - (12) Vybz Kartel - Slow Motion - Big Yard - (3wks@#1)

07 - 08 - (08) Steven McGregor - Caan Fren Again - Di Genius

08 - 07 - (09) Shaggy - Long Time - Big Yard - (Peak@#7)

09 - 11 - (05) Richie Loop - My Cupp - Big Yard Music

10 - 12 - (08) Ricky Blaze I Feel Free

11 - 13 - (05) Mavado - Gal A Mad Ova -- Di Genius

12 - 14 - (04) Mavado - House Top - Rose Gold Ent

13 - 16 - (03) Beenie Man - Under Curfew - Rose Gold Ent.

14 - 09 - (11) Mavado - Gal Ova Gun - Armz House Production - (Peak@#2)

15 - 10 - (18) Tiana ft Chi Ching Ching - Skippin Feelin - Media House Production - (Peak@#4)

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July 2, 2010

Vybz Kartel - me gone een now

By Kon-Vick
OutAroad.com Writer

vybzkartel-gaza-kim.jpg"Me gone een now,” Vybz Kartel stated on is BB status. Earlier this week the St. Catherine Police requested for Vybz Kartel's presence at the station after he and several other men were listed as "major persons of interest".

Below is an excerpt from one of Vybz Kartel's previous statements:

What has changed in the last 28 days about me to make me so interesting? Interestingly enough I have not been to Portmore in over two years yet it is Portmore police who have taken interest in me and not St. Andrew north where I have lived for the last 6 years.

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One On One OutAroad With Andrew Blood

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Part 2 with the Bloods

I know that you guys have been waiting patiently for part two of this fresh new column with the Bloods. The other part of this team is Andrew Blood. Indeed this is a team because neither of them goes through on a decision without the other one knowing first.

SETTING: STILL UNDER THAT TREE AT UTECH

andrew_blood.jpgInterviewer: Shani

Interviewee: Andrew Bloods

OutARoad: How old are you?
Andrew: 24

OutARoad: I know you guys are brothers but are you twins?
Andrew: No, but we were born in the same year of mom's who both bared the same first name (Jennifer).

OutARoad: lol …Ok then, what are the songs that you are most popular for?
Andrew: "It's My Time", "Money Print" and "Hustle Hard".

OutARoad: How long have you been in this music business?
Andrew: Professionally, 4 years.

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Konshens signs multi Plat Form Endorsement Partnership with digital cable TV giant Flow

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(New York) One of the most sought after talents from the Caribbean music scene Konshens has been recruited to be the brand ambassador for cable giant Flow.

Since he exploded onto the dancehall music scene in 2008 with the hit single "Winner" the dancehall phenom Konshens has been on a non-stop rise to the top of the charts and the concert arenas from the Caribbean to Europe to the US with his no fear, no limits attitude and lyrical prowess. With his 2010 European tour in high gear and finishing up the highly anticipated debut album Konshens shows no sign of slowing down.

"FLOW is extremely pleased with this new partnership. We look forward to the excitement and fresh new perspective that KONSHENS will bring to our marketing activities."
Flow's Brand Marketing Manager- Nasha-Monique Douglas

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July 1, 2010

Vybz Kartel Has Not Turned Himself

"This is not the first time they have tried to tarnish my name"

vybzkartel_lucia_trinidad.jpgVybz Kartel who was named as a "Major person of interest" has still not turned himself over to the cops. Below is a second statement from the deejay explaining why he has not turned himself into the authorities as yet.

A State of Emergency is implemented to treat poor people and ghetto people like dogs. Take for example me. I am always in the public eye. Always going about my merry way, why is it that now is the time when they have an interest in me? When all human rights have been suspended? What has changed in the last 28 days about me to make me so interesting? Interestingly enough I have not been to Portmore in over two years yet it is Portmore police who have taken interest in me and not St. Andrew north where I have lived for the last 6 years.

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'Marketing' THE artiste, PART 2

The following is an excerpt of the talk show programme titled 'INSIDE THE MUSIC BIZ' co-hosted by Thaddeus "Teddy" Laidley every Wednesday at 3:30 to 4:00pm. The programme is aired on HOT 102 FM during "THE HOT MIX", with Richie B 2:00 to 5:00 PM. 'INSIDE THE MUSIC BIZ' is aimed at offering insights into the music business for aspiring artistes and industry personnel

Inside%20The%20Music%20Biz%20logo.jpgThis week we continue the discussion on marketing the artist, but this time the marketing plan will not be analyzed as a static instrument, instead it will be pictured as the blueprint to navigating this vibrant and dynamic industry, driven by technological advances and the digitization of music.
Trends in global music sales
- More than 500 online music services available in over 40 countries at the end of 2008
- Portable player (iPods, Zune, etc) sales grew 15% in 2007 to 140 million
- Record companies’ digital music sales are estimated to have increased 53% in 2007 reaching 1.7 billion legally downloaded tracks
- Social networking sites exploded in popularity and advertising-supported models such as imeem emerged as a potential revenue stream for record labels. In 2007 and 2008 major record labels signed agreements with imeem, youtube, kyte, myspace music, etc in exchange for a percentage of ad revenue
- There were 220 million ring tone purchases in 2007 resulting in sales of $567 million.
Based on these global trends, the shift to digital has redistributed importance up, down and across the traditional marketing plan, creating new areas of priority and in some instances allowing for a significant reduction in your marketing budget.

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Britney Spears Not Concerned With Child Abuse Charges

By Hollie McKay
FoxNews.com Writer

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LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears is reportedly the subject of a new investigation pertaining to allegations that she abused her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. However, inside sources have said that the troubled pop princess and her management are not concerned over the claims, apparently made by her former bodyguard, Fernando Flores.

According to the British paper The Sun, Flores approached investigators with the allegations that Spears beat one of her young sons with a belt, and fed them both food they were allergic to which in turn made them violently ill. He also claimed he had no choice but to resign from the job as a result of Spears’ “erratic” behavior.

“(Flores’ claims) are simply not true. There are always people around Britney, nannies and such, so she is never alone with the boys, and would never even have the opportunity to do something like that. She’s very loving of the kids,” a source close to the Spears camp told Pop Tarts, adding that the former guard was perhaps retaliating as a result of being fired from his position, and that neither Spears nor her manager, Larry Rudolph, were concerned about the allegations because they were simply “unfounded.”

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