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April 30, 2011

Party Like It's Your Birthday - 2nd week at #1 on Hype TV's Reggae/Dancehall Chart

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Watch It Now - Nicki Minaj Loves To Sleep In Thongs

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April 29, 2011

Good Man In Your Life - Still A Top Of The OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart

OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart

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TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (01) (09) Chuck Fenda -- Good Man In Your Life – Penthouse - (2wks@#1)

02 (03) (08) Nesbeth -- A Nuh Suh Mi Want Live - Jan Biggs Production

03 (05) (05) Alaine -- Your Are Me - 1 Thirty 1 Records

04 (04) (06) Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records

05 (06) (04) Queen I-frica -- In Times Like These - 2 Hard Music

06 (02) (10) Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone - Penthouse - (3wks@#1)

07 (07) (04) Romain Virgo -- Taking You Home – Penthouse

08 (08) (03) Buju Banton -- Innocent - Gargamel Music

09 (09) (03) Stevie Face -- Thank You For Loving Me - Penthouse

10 (10) (01) Protoje ft Ki-mani Marley -- Rasta Love - Don Corleon

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TOP FIVE BUBBLERS

1 Etana -- People Talk - VP Records

2 Vybz Kartel -- Yea Though I Walk – Human Rights Production

3 Tiana -- Don’t Trust Dem - CashFlow Records

4 Anthony Cruz -- Only The Father - John John/Shan Shan

5 Sophia Squire -- Nature Calling - Tremor Maddanize/Bredrocmusic

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Magnum Kings & Queen Judges Prepares The Future Of Dancehall

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The music industry is tough business, and for the past 4 years the Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall judges have the task of getting these contestants ready for the crown and prepared for the reality of the Dancehall industry.

From the auditions to the very live shows, the comments of the show’s three resident judges, veteran dancehall performer Professor Nuts, internationally renowned producer Skatta Burrell and popular media personality Miss Kitty, seem to be the driving force for the King and Queen hopefuls.

Scatta Burrell explains that their job is to mentor young talents and give them the tools to deal with the unforgiving entertainment world: “When we comment on a contestant’s performance it’s not that we want to be harsh, cruel, bring them down or whatever, but it’s because we want the best or we see and believe that they can do more.”

For its fourth season, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall shifted gears, increasing the number of finalists, chosen only by the judges, to 28, which forced them to split into two groups: Castle Red and Castle Blue, giving more fresh talents a chance at the crown and mounting competitive spirit. So what do the judges think of this year’s contenders for the King and Queen of Dancehall?

The Fluffy Diva Judge affirmed: “Openly I have no favourite, but Castle Red is obviously stronger than Castle Blue...and certainly when you hear the talks on the streets and look back at the contestants they coincide with persons from Castle Red.

“I would like to see the contestants working on their clarity, which is very important, because the judges as well as the viewing public need to hear what they are saying. Harder lyrics, they need to leave us with that punch-line, leave the audience with something that when they go to vote they remember.”

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I-Octane Confirmed For Reggae Sumfest...Nuh Ramp Wid We1# on Charts

ioctane_jamaica.jpgInternational recording star I Octane continues to blaze a brilliant trail as the hottest artiste to emerge on the dancehall scene in the last 18 months.

He has now been confirmed to perform on Dancehall Night at this year's Reggae Sumfest concert. On Wednesday night, he delivered an incredible performance after the climax of the boxing match to decide the winner of the first Wray and Nephew-sponsored Contender reality TV series.

Last week, I Octane journeyed to Canada to perform at the Rozz Restaurant Complex in Brampton, Ontario. He did extensive radio and TV promotions for two days before the event and the promotion paid immediate dividends as the show was sold out. Long queues stretched from the venue and around the block as Canadians clamoured to see the Nuh Ramp Wid Mi singer.

I Octane hit the stage a few minutes after 2 a.m with Nuh Love Inna Dem, followed by My Life. He got huge forwards for hits Puff It, and Lose a Friend, and his new songs, Mi Nuh Dream Bout Bwoy and Badmind Fi Di Year were well received by the jam-packed club.

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April 28, 2011

Shabba Ranks Attacks The Dancehall Hero?

shabba_ranks_none_a_dem_counteraction.jpgBy Sekret Agent
OutAroad.com Writer

Right now mi nuh mad bout it but mi Rrrrrrrrrr…Right now mi nuh ignorant bout it but mi Rrrrrrrrr!!! An angry Shabba Rankin chants in his latest release titled None A Dem produced by Di Genius on the popular Pepper Riddim.

Since the release of Shabba's None A Dem many dancehall followers believe it's a straightforward hit on Vybz Kartel. According to several youtubers Vybz Kartel's controversial single Dancehall Hero might be the reason why Shabba is "Rrrrrrrrrrrr" about it.

"How can you not rate who come before yuh…yuh a gwaan like yuh come bout yah come mek music big…dem and those who suppose to respect the elders but they don't…and a gwaam like a you a di man…a nuh you a di man a god a di man".… Shabba then further went on to question, "Stop dah one deh and ask him if him nuh imitate the great Shabba Rankin.

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Dancers Medley Mixed Flash Back - Men Vs Women

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Sophia Brown Launches New Merchandise Line

sophia_brown_merchandise_reggae_singer_jamaica.jpgAs if the sweet heart songstress of reggae Sophia Brown was not already busy preparing for the release of her sophomore album "Catch Me if You Can" which is due out in a couple of months, a new business venture is now on the horizon as Brown begins promotion of her new and exclusive line on brand name merchandise.

The line "Sophia Brown" will offer a wide range of memorabilia products which include T Shirts, Jewelry, Clocks, Calendars, Blankets, Key Chains, License Plate Frames, Greeting Cards, Yoga Mats, Cell Phone Cases, Tracksuits, Pajamas, Cups Mugs and Thermos Coolers.

According to Brown the idea for the line presented itself in 2010. "I first thought about starting a merchandise line around a year ago when I started getting more recognition internationally. It was a move that would allow my fans to enjoy more of who I am as an artist. Since then the whole idea started to manifest and I am proud to finally unveil what we have been working on".

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UK-based artiste Chuky rocks radio with 'Whine Pon Mi'

chuky_dancehall_artiste_jamaica_uk.jpgUK-based dancehall artiste Chuky is in the island promoting his new single, Whine Pon Mi, which is receiving favourable rotation on local radio stations such as HITZ, ZIP and other stations. Last week, he co-hosted TVJ's Fi Wi Choice top ten music countdown.

"I am a very musical person, I create my own beats, write my own lyrics and produce my own songs. My friends and family in the UK believe in me 100 per cent and I am going all out to make it," Chuky said.

Chuky began his music career at the tender age of 4. During his career spanning 25 years music has always been the dominant force in his life choices. The music fraternity has taken Chuky on a journey of adventure, spotlight and over the world in the world of music that he loves so much.

Chuky can adjust his composition to any genre and still keep his own unique individual flair. His versatility can be heard in “Radio Girl”, “Striptease”. & ’You Know Dat’ currently being played on BBC Radio 1Xtra with over 30k hits on youtube.

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April 27, 2011

Week #3 for I-Octane in the #1 spot

OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart

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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 - (12) I-Octane Nuh Love Inna Dem - Cashflow Records - (2wks@#1)

02 - 04 - (10) Vybz Kartel - Cake Soap - Adidjaheim/Notnice

03 - 02 - (12) I-Octane - Puff It - Cashflow Records - (peaked@#2)

04 - 05 - (12) D-Major, Busy Signal & Richie Loop - Scikron Entertainment

05 - 07 - (12) Konshens - Gal Dem Ahh Talk - D&H/SubKonshus

06 - 03 - (12) Mavado - Stulla - ZJ Chrome

07 - 08 - (12) Tiana - Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi - D&H/SubKonshus

08 - 09 - (10) Mavado - Warn Dem - Dj Frass Production

09 - 06 - (13) Vybz Kartel - Dumpa Truck - ZJ Chrome - (2wks@#1)

10 - 11 - (11) Shaggy ft Alaine - For Your Eyes Only - Ki-Licious Music

11 - 12 - (08) Demarco - I Love My Life - Star Kutt Pro

12 - 13 - (05) Vybz Kartel - Dancehall Hero - ZJ Chrome

13 - 16 - (05) Mavado - Star Bwoy - Chimney

14 - 15 - (08) Aidonia - Jack Hammer -- Equinoxx Production

15 - 17 - (04) Chan Dizzy - Strange Face -- Head Concussion

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Mr. Proppa Fix - He's 59-year-old - I am going crazy

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Hi Mr.Proppa Fix,

I am a 53 year old woman dating a 59 year old man. This man came in my life with me thinking he had a retirement to live off of but I later found out he has no job, no income, no home no nothing. He has been with me for the past two months and I am tired of nothing I had him leave and now he is back just lays around the house, I stopped cooking, going place because he never had anything to contribute. No goals, I think I am going crazy can't stand it...he uses up my electric, water and gas enough is enough....what do you think...

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Dear EF,

It's clear to me that you entered into this relationship with a high expectation that you will be living the time of your life. However, I must let you know that a relationship is about helping each other to be firm on their feet; it's what you called a pre-marriage. During this period you both will identify the likes and the dislikes which should not be surrounded by material things.

If you believed that he will never be able to contribute to the relationship, then I think you should move on as the tone of your mail already predicted what will be your final decision…However my advice to you is if he's not physically abusing you then I think you should give him some more time to prove himself, I notice you ran him out but still you accepted him back, which is evident that there is something special about him that you liked. Another point I want to raise is - you are not getting any younger and life with out someone to love and comfort you when you are older can be miserable…it doesn't matter the amount of cash you have stored away in the bank, it will never buy you the happiness you are searching for.

That's my advice lady tek it or leave it.

Are you having an issue that you can't resolve by yourself? Need some advice? Send your emails to mr.proppafix@gmail.com

You can read previous Proppa Fix letters at this link READ MORE PROPPA FIX

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Beyonce hit with $100 million lawsuit

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beyonce_law_suit_100_million.jpgDid Beyonce cause dozens of people to lose their jobs before Christmas, and a video game developer to lose more than $100 million? That's what a summons filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges.

The document, filed by video game company Gate Five, claims that they'd teamed up with the singer for a dance game called "Starpower: Beyonce." The game was due out this November, but the project went bust when Beyonce asked for more money last December. The suit calls it "a bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five's business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas."

The summons alsoclaims that her demands were "so unscrupulous that her then manager (who is also her father) renounced them." Not sure how that will help anyone's cause, as Beyonce has since severed all managerial ties with her father Matthew Knowles. And, according to one source familiar with the split, Matthew and Beyonce are "borderline estranged" even on a personal level.

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April 26, 2011

Vybz Kartel - "I Will No Longer Be Doing Gun Lyrics"

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Dancehall lyricist Vybz Kartel who is known for releasing some of the most notorious gun songs has pledged to no longer pen or "medz" anymore gun lyrics.

In an exclusive statement sent to OutAroad.com the deejay states: "As of this moment I will no longer be doing "gun lyrics". I did a song called "Bad Up U Mada" and every one and their mada (lol) counteracted it. Trying to get their already expired 15 minutes of fame. Well I got news for them. They're at war with themselves, cause I aint giving them the time of day...hush yaw insects and parasites."
With that being said, the record must show that 1) songs such as 'Big Bad and Brave'…2) 'Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten' and 3) 'Clap It Up' were all released earlier this month just in case people hear them and think I’m going against my words. I guess I must be twitter, because everybody following me'.

Even though Adidjah Palmer warned parents that it's not Vybz Kartel responsibility for raising their kids or being their role, this unbelievable decision certainly pushes him a step closer of being labeled as a role-model…not just only for kids, but also for young upcoming entertainers.

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Colin Levy happy with US college radio tour

colin_levy_illy_dread_reggae_singer.jpgAs singer Colin Levy winds down his month-long US college radio tour, he confesses to being in extremely high spirits and eager to share his music with the world.

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The reggae artiste, who has been in the States since the first week in April, was on a promotional blitz of his most recent song, Lovers’ Holiday, from his soon-to-be-released album, Unleashed. Already the single has found favour in Jamaica, where it is enjoying good rotation on radio and has made its way onto the Jamaica Countdown Chart where it has taken over the #2 spot.
Levy, who also uses the moniker Iley Dred, is accompanied on the road by his marketing manager, Brian ‘Daddy Biggs’ Muntz, who single-handedly put together the radio station package.

Muntz, the IT Coordinator for computing services in a university in Canada, is also part time in the music business working in the field of Artist & Repertoire, music production and marketing. Muntz, who took on Colin Levy as a client and started working with him immediately after hearing the Lovers’ Holiday single feels very strongly about his project and the upcoming album.

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Nazine Shines With Neva Haffi Wake This Morning

Nazine_neva_affi_wake_reggae_artiste.jpgReggae artiste Nazine is fast developing a loyal undergound following since the release of his hit song, Neva Haffi Wake single. The video for the single recently premiered on Hype TV and has been receiving good rotation since on a number of local cable stations.

"People are really responding to Neva Haffi Wake, it strike a chord wid them, and everywhere mi go, ah just crazy love...disc jockeys, random people inna the streets, dem love the song," he said in a release.

Nazine's other recent songs include Take Your Pain and Zion Call the latter of which has been enjoying good rotation on local radio stations such as IRIE, Zip and Hitz FM.

Since his exit from the Magnum Kings and Queens competition, Nazine took some time off from his career to develop his musical skills and is now working closely with popular producer, Rohan 'Jah Snow Cone' Fuller.

"Leaving the competition mi neva really in full gear to be a musician, I had to develop the artiste himself which is me as an individual. Mi do voice training and the works. The competition acted as the first step then," said Nazine.

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OutAroad introducing Shaska TV - Junie Ranks Video release

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April 25, 2011

Lights, Camera, Magnum Kings & Queens Live!

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"9:15 guys!" bellows Sanjay Ramanand, one of the producers of the hit series, Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall. The minutes seem to literally be running. Only 15 minutes are left until they go live. A few models are getting their final make-up applied, the host is reviewing the script for the last time, tensions are high with the contestants backstage while the judges seem most relaxed and the social media specialist is tweeting about the energy backstage. In the meantime, in a living room in Jamaica: "What time now? Magnum soon start!"

Another time signal is heard, this time it’s a high pitched voice, Natalie Parboosingh, Producer: "9:25! We go LIVE in 5!! Take your positions." As models scamper to stage left, host Yanique is already centre stage and ready to welcome Dancehall fans to another episode of the 4th Season. As the theme song for Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall is played and we're seconds away from being 'live on air' one thing is obvious, it takes a lot of hard working hands to get here,...so let's wind up to the beginning, the coming together of this live Dancehall talent show.

Planning a Live Show
"A whole lot goes into getting the show live on air so that viewers at home get to see Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall each week," explained Sanjay when asked, what goes into the planning of the show. “A lot of technical stuff happens. Rehearsals, script, sound, camera, dress and several other bits and pieces that make the show come alive are checked, double checked and re-checked. We have to ensure everything is in perfect order."
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April 24, 2011

Cops Want Spragga Benz While He's On Tour

spragga_benz_cops_tour.jpgBy Kon-Vick
OutAroad.com Writer

Dancehall artiste Spragga Benz who’s currently touring with various international artistes such as Stephen Marley, Junior Gong and Nas must be shocked when they heard the news about Spragga Benz being listed as a major person of interest in connection with a triple murder that occurred in the McIntyre Villa community.

On Friday April 22 a vehicle filled with thugs all strapped with high power weapons went on a rampage killing three men who were seated at a corner shop in the community. The dead men are Peter Escoffery aka 'Stumpy' and Kenique Richards aka Runkus while the other man is yet to be identified.

According to sources close to Spragga Benz they just can’t understand why the cops would have Spragga Benz listed as a major person of interest when he’s not even in Jamaica for the pass couple of weeks.

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New Singles On iTunes - Vybz Kartel - Sophia Brown - Christopher Martin

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Vybz Kartel - Colouring Book
There is no stopping the powerhouse that is Vybz Kartel. This single release (featured on iTunes this week) captures the vibes within the art that covers his skin in many tattoo's.

Sophia Brown - Lovers Rock
A fantastic Lover's Rock Reggae compilation from Sophia Brown and Music Mecka Records now available on iTunes. In heavy rotation throughout Europe it features Sophia Brown, Ginjah and Fire Star. Check out the promo here!

Christopher Martin EP Still Going Strong
We are pleased to present the release of the Christopher Martin EP, featured on Itunes for the fourth week running. Included in this release are several mixes of his latest hit I'm an African (coincidentally, martin recently returned from a series of shows in Kenya) as well as the anthem This Year. This is truly an all around enjoyable release from one of Jamaica's rising stars.

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April 22, 2011

Chuck Fender Takes Control Of The Top Spot With Good Man In Your Life

OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart

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TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (02) (08) Chuck Fenda -- Good Man In Your Life – Penthouse

02 (01) (09) Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone - Penthouse - (3wks@#1)

03 (03) (07) Nesbeth -- A Nuh Suh Mi Want Live - Jan Biggs Production

04 (04) (05) Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records

05 (05) (04) Alaine -- Your Are Me - 1 Thirty 1 Records

06 (06) (03) Queen I-frica -- In Times Like These - 2 Hard Music

07 (08) (03) Romain Virgo -- Taking You Home – Penthouse

08 (09) (02) Buju Banton -- Innocent - Gargamel Music

09 (10) (02) Stevie Face -- Thank You For Loving Me - Penthouse

10 (NEW) (0) Protoje ft Ki-mani Marley -- Rasta Love - Don Corleon

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TOP FIVE BUBBLERS

1 Etana -- People Talk - VP Records

2 Vybz Kartel -- Yea Though I Walk – Human Rights Production

3 Tiana -- Don’t Trust Dem - CashFlow Records

4 Anthony Cruz -- Only The Father - John John/Shan Shan

5 Sophia Squire -- Nature Calling - Tremor Maddanize/Bredrocmusic

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Skirt & Blouse Makes Skyylar Feels Sexy

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April 21, 2011

Rihanna the Youngest Female Star to Get 10 Billboard Hit Singles

Krazy Katty
OutAroad.com Writer

rihanna-sketch-art-work-billboard.jpgThe Billboard hit wizard Rihanna is a top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart again courtesy of her controversial S&M single.

With S&M holding down the #1 spot it signifies Rihanna's 10th holding of the #1 position which makes her the first artiste to get ten #1 hit songs in less than five years. This achievement also labeled Rihanna as the youngest female artiste to score ten number ones (23-year-old)…Mariah Carey, the previous record holder was 25 when she got her 10th #1.

When Rihanna found out about her 10th billboard hit she immediately began to tweet, "10th!!! Now look at what you did, Rihanna Navy. You rocked the sh*t out! Thank you so much, this is the best news!" you guys #werk hard

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Tiana Continues to Climb the Charts - Debut on Hype TV Dancehall/Reggae Chart

Tiana-charts-reggae-dancehall-female-artiste.jpgKingston Jamaica: Dancehall fast rising female star Tiana has made her second debut on the Hype TV Top 20 Reggae/Dancehall Chart with her female anthem No Man Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi. Tiana's first Hype TV debut was Skippin Feelin ft Chi Ching Ching.

No Man Cant Talk Bad Mi is currently rocking the 11 position on Richie B's Dancehall Chart…#8 on the OutAroad Top 20 Hot Singles Chart.

In previous chart news the single spent three weeks in #1 spot on Wave's Radio Starlight Saturdays Top Ten located in Belize, the single also topped the CVM's Hit List Chart for three weeks as well (Jamaica’s #1 video count show)…The video also dominates the #1 spot on New York Based Web TV Carivibze.

What's New?
Since the start of the Year Tiana has released several new tracks such as No Other Lady on the Star Girl RiddimNo Ring Pon Mi Finger on G Shock RiddimYou Mi Want ft Darrio on the West Pines Riddim. Other soon to be released tracks are Betta Luv Tell on the Dumplin & Butter Riddim produced by Billboard hit producer Snow ConeGyal Mi Love You ft Konshens a Famshouse ProductionMy Story on the Diamond Stone Riddim produced by Very Huge Records and Hot Gyal Step Out on the Party Bounce Riddim produced by Miami based radio disc jock Dj Snypa.

According to Tiana, "This music industry is a very challenging one but at the same time I must give thanks to God for giving me the strength to keep pushing on and I also have to give thanks to my manager Carlington Wilmot because he has certainly been working none stop around the clock. However another thing that gives me the drive are the wonderful emails I have received by fans from all over the world via facebook, youtube, twitter and reverbnation.

Tiana is also breaking new grounds in Costa Rica, Swedenand Kenya with songs such as Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi on the Trailer Reloaded Riddim produced by D&H/SubkonShus Music...Don't Trust Dem on the Pagans Riddim produced by Cash Flow Records and Dat Mi Want on the infectious Flirtation Riddim produced by Media House OutAroad Production.

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Lisa Hyper inks management deal with US company

lisa_hyper_us_management.jpgDJ Lisa Hyper has inked a three year management deal with the US-based artiste management firm, da Dark Productions to streamline her unique dancehall sound and tap into opportunities in the international marketplace.

'I saw she possessed the fortitude to persevere through adversity and humiliation, and if one can overcome humiliation and to do so with some amount of grace, that's one of the greatest attributes that one can possess. That tells me a lot about her character, the fight in her, her work ethic, her ability to persevere and how far she's willing to go in the music industry and life, for that fact," Ron Coleman, head of N da Dark Productions, said in a release.

Lisa Hyper's bookings will now be handled by the US-based Cariblinks booking agency.

"Since leaving the Empire, a lot of people have approached me, but I decided to finally sign because this firm actually has a management philosophy that I like, and that is compatible with my needs. I had been shopping around for an investor and I met these guys who are willing to whatever it takes to get me to the next level, this company is willing to do that...that's why I have signed," Lisa Hyper said.

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April 20, 2011

It's Not A Duppy Or A Gunman...It's Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith Hits NY and Cayman Islands

ernie_smith_tasz_new_york_reggae_artiste.jpgNew York: One Saturday night in 1974, a young musician who was gaining his footing in Jamaica's burgeoning new popular music scene, had a rendezvous with a girlfriend that went frightfully wrong. Written that Saturday night and recorded the following Monday, the single "Duppy Gunman" was released that same week, and soared to number 1 on the local charts almost immediately. The phenomenal success of "Duppy Gunman" is a testament to the influence that pioneering singer/songwriter Ernie Smith has had on Reggae music, both locally and internationally, becoming the first Jamaican musician to win an international music award.

This Saturday, April 23rd, Ernie Smith will make a rare appearance in New York for Bayville Entertainment's Easter Nostalgia in Brooklyn, before heading to the Caribbean for a two-day stint in Grand Cayman from April 29th & 30th.

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Nesbeth Clears His Name!

nesbeth-performance.jpgA local television network in its Prime Time News broadcast on Friday April 15th, 2011 mistakenly identified conscious Reggae artiste Greg Nesbeth aka Nesbeth as a captured fugitive on the police "Most Wanted" list. The damning news report immediately got the attention of 'concerned Nesbeth fans' as far away as London who bombarded his cellular phone with calls.

In an effort to clear his name, Nesbeth in a live television interview categorically denied the allegations brought against him and stated further that the individual to whom the police took into custody (whose name is Nicolas Nesbeth) is not a family member.

Nesbeth, like any other law-abiding citizen of Jamaica does not take kindly to the error made by the network. He cautioned journalists to bear in mind that they have an obligation to do their independent investigation on any news item obtained and consider that not all information found on the internet is accurate. His other concern, 'had to do with the damaging implications such information can have on his career as persons in authority at the Embassies as well as other countries monitors the news media and will almost immediately, take action against artistes alleged to have criminal affiliation or record in the already fragile local industry."

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Jahvinci Heads To Guyana This Weekend

jahvinci_reggae_dancehall_artiste.jpgPortmore Empire singer Jahvinci, known for the number one hit Watch Yu Friends, is amping up the promotion of his singles for the busy Summer. Jahvinci recently shot a video for his new single, Draw the Line, which will debut on local TV soon.

"My songs are really doing well in Europe, there is a lot of interest over there from promoters who heard how well the Empire tour did early this year. I am getting ready to do some great things this year. I am working hard, writing and voicing songs, I am about to step things up," Jahvinci said in a release.

However it is Jahvinci's 'Mama Love' tune that is creating the greatest buzz in the streets.

"Yea, man. I heard that the Mama tune is popping on Internet radio charts in France, and another one in Belgium, the response has been amazing...the song seems to be touching people and the feedback is the reason we're shooting a video in early May when I get back from
Guyana,"
he said.

He will be performing in Guyana on a show on April 23rd. Other Jahvinci singles to look out for are Holding On, Rising, Hear My Cry and Know Jah featuring Lutan Fyah.

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April 19, 2011

Vybz Kartel To Take Legal Action Against The State

"Enough is enough now and I need to put an end to them 'badmind' in a court of law".

By KonVick
OutAroad.com Writer

vybz_kartel_mtv_uk_bleaching_story_photos.jpgJamaica's Dancehall Hero Vybz Kartel is once again pleading for justice after his well talked about Coloring Book Party was cancelled 11 hours before its scheduled starting time over the weekend.

When OutAroad.com questioned Vybz Kartel about the cancellation of the event he stated... "The police from Greater Portmore are always trying to stop Vybz Kartel food. And I think they have a personal vendetta against me but I will be suing them for loss of income...When they're not making false accusations about me threatening police and that I'm a gang leader,they're saying my shows are flocked by undesirables. Enough is enough now and I need to put an end to them 'badmind' in a court of law".

The event was supposed to feature other acts such as Macka Diamond, Lady G, Terror Fabulous, Venjance, Macho Kid, Johnny, Amanda Cat and Kibba Ranks.

Late last year the deejay had a series of events ended prematurely by the police force such as the Gaza Celebration Party and several of Gaza's events that took place in the Buildin NIght Club.

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Konshens Lives in The Heart of the Streets

konshens_pray_reggae.jpgWhen asked to name the one thing he’s happy about career wise right now, deejay Konshens, without any hesitation, said: “Being in Jamaica and performing for my fans here at home.”

The artiste, who spent part of 2009 and most of 2010 on overseas tours - promotional and otherwise - took the informed decision to come off the road in 2011 and “focus on yaad”. This, apparently was a wise move as it is working like a charm. Konshens has been making himself available for local shows and the response from his fans has been heartwarming, he confesses with an appreciative smile that lights up his entire face.

Konshens, who has a full repertoire consisting of old and new material, recently performed at the Irie FM roadshows in the parishes of Portland and St. Mary and, at the end of the sessions, easily reclaimed his space in the dancehall. In fact, some would say that it was as if he had never been on a short hiatus from the local stage.

As Konshens reeled off hits like Winner, Rasta Imposter, This Means Money, Good Girl Gone Bad, Gal Dem A Talk, Realest Friend, Represent and Forward, the fans embraced him and sang the songs word-for-word. The deejay took command of the stage, communicated with the audience and gave them “more pon more”. The crowd loved it and readily showed their high-spirited appreciation.

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Sexy Rihanna - Her Messed-Up Rolling Stone Interview Is Sad

Story by sfgate

sexy_rihanna_photos.jpgRolling Stone Magazine has done it again: managed to get a revealing interview out of an iconic star: in this case, Rihanna. The Hip Hop singer still most-closely linked to artist Chris Brown says she likes to be spanked, is into sexting, and has been making songs about abuse in the wake of her violent relationship with Brown.

Two years ago, Chris Brown and Rianna had an argument that turned ugly, with Brown hitting her in the face, causing it to be badly disfigured. Brown gave an apology that to this day many don't believe, and is still (as evidenced by his recent blow-up after being interviewed by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts) not completely normal and has anger problems.

Rihanna also has her problem - with the fact that she's a public figure.

In a recent Twitter dust-up, Rihanna got after blogger Sandra Rose criticized her for agreeing to have the restraining order against Brown partially lifted. Ms. Rose said that "The true fans who supported Rihanna through those tough times after chris brown beat her azz deserve better than this." The hot singer / model tweeted back "I would've sworn he beat YOUR ass, just by how upset u are! My fans don't care abt a restraining order and neither do I! My bad!"

In Rolling Stone, Rihanna said the issue was essentially none of Rose's business and that it was her personal decision.

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April 18, 2011

Assassin A Talk How Him Feel - On Stage Interview With Winford Williams

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Gt Taylor's Steady Flow Riddim off to a Good Start

Irie Fm's veteran disc jock GT Taylor is certainly on his way of bringing back a "Steady Flow" with his recently released reggae compilation. Fans can get their hands on this masterpiece via several online digital stores such as iTunes, E-Music…etc. Already the Steady Flow Riddim has been getting crazy love from several local radio stations; the overwhelming radio love for the Steady Flow Riddim has also infected several radio stations outside of the Jamaica.

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G.T Muzik's selections of artistes on the Steady Flow Riddim are Sizzla with Pretty Black GirlLutan Fyah with Bring Back The LoveKhago with Take Me As I AmNesbeth with True LoveFire Star With My LovingVilla Dutch with Born Wid TalentWarrior King & Gal-A-Wasp with Let Me KnowZamunda with My Loving...Delly Ranks with Inna Di FireTeflon with That's LifeDway with Gimmi Your LoveKalli Blaxx with Just The Way You Are and Bobby Hustle with Search For It.

Apart from the Steady Flow Riddim GT Taylor is now busy in the studio adding the final hit-ingredients to his soon to be released up tempo dancehall riddim which was created by Seanizzle.

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Nicolas Cage's Arrest Has Not Affected Filming of New Movie

by Lindsay Powers
hollywoodreporter

Nicholas_cage_arrested_new_orleans.jpgThe actor showed up on set Monday ready to work after being picked up by cops for domestic abuse on Saturday in New Orleans.

Nicolas Cage's weekend arrest for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace hasn't affected the production schedule for his film, Medallion, a rep for the movie tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Despite spending hours in jail Saturday, the actor showed up on set ready to work Monday morning, TMZ.com reports. The rep cannot yet confirm to THR that Cage was on set Monday.

Cage was picked up by cops Saturday at 6:33 a.m.

A cabdriver spotted an inebriated Cage and his wife, Alice, fighting over their rental address (the two homes he owned were foreclosed upon), and called police. When cops arrived, Cage dared them to cuff him, yelling, "Why don't you just arrest me?"

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April 17, 2011

I-Octane's Nuh Love Inna Dem continues to dominate the #1 spot

OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart

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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 - (11) I-Octane Nuh Love Inna Dem - Cashflow Records - (2wks@#1)

02 - 03 - (11) I-Octane - Puff It - Cashflow Records

03 - 02 - (11) Mavado - Stulla - ZJ Chrome - (1wk@#1)

04 - 09 - (09) Vybz Kartel - Cake Soap - Adidjaheim/Notnice

05 - 06 - (11) D-Major, Busy Signal & Richie Loop - Scikron Entertainment

06 - 05 - (12) Vybz Kartel - Dumpa Truck - ZJ Chrome - (2wks@#1)

07 - 07 - (11) Konshens - Gal Dem Ahh Talk - D&H/SubKonshus

08 - 08 - (11) Tiana - Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi - D&H/SubKonshus

09 - 10 - (09) Mavado - Warn Dem - Dj Frass Production

10 - 04 - (13) Spice - Jim Screechie - Equinoxx Production - (peaked@#4)

11 - 11 - (10) Shaggy ft Alaine - For Your Eyes Only - Ki-Licious Music

12 - 12 - (07) Demarco - I Love My Life - Star Kutt Pro

13 - 13 - (04) Vybz Kartel - Dancehall Hero - ZJ Chrome

14 - 15 - (08) Cecile - Mi Tek Yuh Man - Sankofa Music

15 - 16 - (07) Aidonia - Jack Hammer -- Equinoxx Production

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Belize Getting Ready To Give Darrio An Easter Edition Welcome

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SubkonShus Music recording artiste Darrio will be making a quick run to Belize this weekend (April 23) for the highly anticipated Island Invasion the Easter Edition (San Predro). Darrio will depart from Jamaica a day before the event as he's scheduled to do a series of radio/tv promotions leading into the show.

Darrio became a favourite among the Belizean people after his single Virtual Gallis on the Trailer Reloaded riddim ravished the airwaves and the dancehall circuits…Other songs that also got Belizean success on the Trailer Reloaded riddim are Konshens' Gyal Ahh Talk and Tiana's Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi.

A few months later Darrio stamped his name once again in the Belizean market with Girly Girly on the G Shock Riddim.

What's New With Darrio
Fans can expect a few soca/carnival songs from the deejay - Drunk & Wuk along with Tic Tac, both songs were produced by Bajan producers. However on the local scene be on the look out for several new singles produced by SubkonShus Music along with a couple calabs…one a piece with his label mates Konshens and Delus and another with the upcoming Princess of Dancehall Tiana titled You Mi Want on the West Pines Riddim which was recently released under the Media House OutAroad/Lion Path Music label.

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April 16, 2011

West Pines Riddim Another Classic - Vybz Kartel - Konshens - G Whizz - Tiana - Darrio & More

West-Pines-Riddim-Cover-Lion-Path-OutAroad_itunes.jpgThe long awaited West Pines Riddim is now available worldwide via Hapilos21 on iTunes and several other online digital outlets.

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The West Pines Riddim features dancehall favorites such Vybz Kartel with Don’t Dis MeKonshens with Body TalkG Whizz with Sort Out AgainTiana & Darrio with You Mi Want and upcoming stars such as Cilon with So MuchFormila One with Nuff People and Sotto Bless with Trillionaire.

The West Pines Riddim was produced by Media House OutAroad Production and Lion Path Music. The West Pines created, mixed and mastered by Miami based musician Maroon.

Within the next couple of weeks Miami based director Shutah Films will be coming to Jamaica to shoot videos for the songs on the West Pines Riddim.

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Exclusive: Christopher Martin Paper Loving Video

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I Caught My Husband With My Brother

Now that Mr. Proppafix has received a bulk of emails his column will once again be available weekly...Please remember to send your letters to mr.proppafix@gmail.com this cannot be possible without your emails.

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I've been married for 8yrs, with three kids I never knew my husband is bisexual, I caught him with my brother on my bed naked having sex, I never let them know what I saw. My husband is into politics, he could do anything to protect his image, what am I going to do, I have no money on me, I don't love him anymore if I leave am going to suffer, he sleeps with anything in skirts n jeans, please tell me what to do I need your help.

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Dear Anonymous,

I know how nerve wrecking this must have been for you, being deceived not only by your husband but also your own flesh and blood. Before I go any further I think you should immediately file for a divorce…I don’t think you will have any problem getting out of this miserable relationship, however the best way of doing this is by confronting him about what you have seen. The fact that he’s a well known politician he will never want his bisexual behaviors to be known by the public, I am 100% convinced that you will not have an ounce of problem emancipating yourself from out of this “Ferro” relationship. If you decided to stay then it’s clear that money is your main objective of staying into this filthy relationship, never let money steps in the way of what’s right.

I am urging that you pack up and leave this man, this is not even something for you to think about. Just remember this bold step that you are about to take is for the betterment of your kids…And I am also urging that you seek counseling.

That's my advice young woman tek it or leave it.

Are you having an issue that you can't resolve by yourself? Need some advice? Send your emails to mr.proppafix@gmail.com

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April 15, 2011

What The F@#K - Wayne - Tifa & Fambo

Tifa_wayne_marshall_fambo_washroom_wtf.jpgBy Sekret Agent
OutAroad.com Writer

Washroom Entertainment who has recently released a blazing club bangger with Konshens ft Voicemail titled Last Drink which has become a permanent fixture on several radio disc jocks playlist while the video is also receiving the same love on the local tv channels since its Hype TV premiered.

However the Washroom Entertainment group has released another potential hit single called What The F@#K... Anyways don't take that name serious the real name of the single is WTF, "W" for Wayne Marshall"T" for Tifa and "F" for Fambo.

With Swag being the new talk and craze in Jamaica this single should definitely be another bonifide hit for the Washroom producers.

Washroom Entertainment is also known for producing hit songs such as Certified Diva by Tifa and Tami ChynVoicemail's Dance The Night Away ft Busy Signal and Wicked Inna Bed by Tami Chyn.

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Hezron And Shaggy Go Two Places

shaggy_hezron_go_two_places.jpgFast rising reggae crooner Hezron and international superstar have shot the video for their hit Two Places. The song places on the riddim of the same name were produced by Danny Champaign of Champaign Records and have been doing well on the airwaves.

It was Danny Champaign who was instrumental in bringing Hezron and Shaggy together to record the song. Danny Champaign says he is confident that the song is a hit and the video will only make it better: “I think the video took a while but is a fairly good video. It tells the story that was designed for it and the final product is of a good quality”.

Champaign also reveals he is happy with the response the song has been getting based on radio play. “We are happy with the song and it has been playing well on the radio continuously and that pushed us to do the video. I show some people the video and they loved it and as far as I am concerned the song is already a hit and the video will only make it better”.

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April 14, 2011

Mavado's Star Bwoy Video Got A Worldstarhiphop.com Premiered

Gully Gad Mavado has been amping up his visuals from the top of the year, appearing in videos for DASECA's just-released Category 5 medley video, his collabo with Shaggy - Girls Dem Love We, DJ Khaled's mega-remix for Welcome To My Hood, a collab with Sony Records UK artist Chipmunk and his very own Dancehall smash Star Bwoy.

The Winston "Tyson" Mayhew-directed video is unique as it incorporates never-seen-before footage from Mavado's triumphant return to New York after a year absence due to the loss of his visa in 2008. A camera followed Mavado and his entourage around New York as he was in studio, in the streets, shopping and performing in front of thousands of people,

"We had Tyson travel with us on that trip to capture the history as it unfolded," says manager Julian Jones-Griffith. "It was a moment in time that needed to be captured and the footage we got was even more than we expected. It was a very memorable weekend and we have it all recorded. We are going to release a DVD/music package this Summer made from that weekend and a couple other trips we shot as well. It's going to give Mavado's fans a chance to see him like never before and this Star Bwoy video will give them a teaser of that. It all came together perfectly when we decided to also use Tyson to shoot the Star Bwoy video."

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Shabba Ranks Added To Best Of The Best!

best_of_best_shabba_ranx.jpgThe legendary Shabba Ranks has officially been added to the long list of artists who will converge on the City of Miami May 26th-30th for Best Of The Best Weekend 2011. Ranks joins an already stellar list of performers scheduled for the back-to-back blockbuster concerts jumping off on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th at Bicentennial Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd).

The Jamaican music icon will perform on day two, alongside some of the top acts in Reggae, Hip-Hop, Dancehall and Soca, such as Stephen and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, DJ Khaled, Vybz Kartel (who will appear with his band live via satellite from Jamaica), Tarrus Riley, Alison Hinds, Trina, Assassin, Etana, Sanchez, I-Octane, Ace Hood, Stephen McGregor, Chino, Richie Loop, Demarco, Gappy Ranks, Romain Virgo, Big AC and ZJ Liquid.

Day one, dubbed Spring Fest, will feature the best of the best in contemporary R&B, including Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Jeremih, Miguel and Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of the duo Floetry) and Travis Porter. Nationally syndicated radio host and comedian Rickey Smiley will host with Jabba of Massive B.

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TJ Records releases Star a star and Bottle Party riddims

tj_records_logo.jpg2010 was a quiet year for Billboard charting producer TJ Records. However, he managed to keep the momentum going with the inescapable Touch a Button by Vybz Kartel and the DNA rhythm project.

TJ is off to a good start in 2011 as he recently released the Bottle Party and Star a Star rhythm projects. Both rhythms are among the bombs being unleashed upon unsuspecting dancehall fanatics.

The Bottle Party features Hear Dem a Talk by Popcaan; More than Neo by Vybz Kartel; Popping Bottles by Beenie Man and Lolita; and Chuck Off by Bugle.

Cute Baby by Richie Feelings; Nuh Fear Dem by Assassin; Wife a Wife by Lady Saw; and Truck Tru by Tony Matterhorn, are the missiles accompanying the heavy loaded Star a Star rhythm.

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April 13, 2011

I-Octane Featured in the April/May Issue of Vibe Magazine!

You have some artists in Jamaica, and them making money but them nah invest back in themself. Them prefer have 10 girlfriend and pay 10 rent

vibe_magazine_i-octane_dancehall_reggae.jpgNEW YORK, NEW YORK April, 2011: While artist, 50 Cent, maybe the face on the cover of the current Vibe Magazine, Jamaica is definitely represented both on the cover, small photo of the Jamaican flag and Bob Marley and Usain Bolt's name listed, and in between the pages.

Jamaica's latest export, I-Octane has also been featured in the International April/May Issue. The music and entertainment magazine which predominantly features R&B and Hip-Hop artists, has featured top billing entertainers such as Mary J. Blige, the late Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Ciara, Eminem and a long list of others. I-Octane remarks, "It feels good to know I am featured in a well known International magazine like Vibe. And I give thanks for Rob Kenner, who gave me the opportunity to introduce I-Octane to a wider editorial market."

The article, titled Gassed Up delves into what the artist thinks about his new found fame, reggae music, Grammy Award and beefs. Read the article in its entirety below.

As told to Rob Kenner:

In seven months, I-Octane broke through the dancehall and merged into the fast lane. Jamaica's most explosive act explains his sudden acceleration.

LOSE YOURSELF
The breakthrough for me was when I left Arrows. You have to weigh your pros and cons. I lose nuff things, but [when] I started to do my career on my own, I hired my own publicist and put all the things in place that was missing. I left in February 2010, and by August I was the number one artist in Jamaica.

SELL OUT. . . IN A GOOD WAY
You have to look beyond the box. Me wan go everywhere with reggae music. Me wan collect a Grammy Award and say, "Selassie I"

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Da'Ville's Blowing Up My Phone song named as USA Today's Top Music Pick of the week

Daville_blowing_up_my_phone.jpgWith summer just around the corner, international reggae/pop singer Da’Ville’s latest single “Blowing up My Phone” has garnered steady airplay on American urban and mainstream radio since its release more than a month ago.

In the April 5 issue of the respected North American publication USA Today, “Blowing up my Phone was highlighted as one of the Top Music Picks of the Week. Music reviewer Steve Jones had this to say about Blowing Up My Phone. ‘The reggae star delivers a lighthearted ditty about a groupie who is about to get him in trouble with his girl.’

In a release to the media, Da’ Ville opined that the track can best be described as a pop track with a sensuous, fun and charismatic feel. “Blowing up My Phone is just one of many releases I have in the works that I know my fans will embrace as well as me trying to broaden my fan base.’

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April 12, 2011

Nicki Minaj Has Beenie Man, Lady Saw and Mavado on Her IPod

nicki_minaj_dancehall_music_ipod.jpgBy J-Tymz
OutAroad.com Writer

The Pink Friday Platinum Album creator Nicki Minaj who's currently busy promoting her album reveals that during her spare time a little dancehall music is a must play on her IPod.

According Nicki she recently got herself a ton-load of new dancehall tracks that includes songs from Beenie Man, Lady Saw and Mavado.
Apart from the hardcore beats of dancehall she likes to slow down the tempo with songs from her favourite gospel artistes Cyndi Lauper, Avril Lavigne.

In the R&B - Hip Hop category you find artistes like Rihanna, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and of course her rumored boyfriend Drake.

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DJ Savage breaks out of the pack with 'Mi Nah'

savage_dancehall_artiste.jpgThe streets are buzzing about a new deejay called Savage whose thumping street anthem “Mi Nah” has been blowing up like a Roman candle all over FM radio.

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"The song ah shot, believe me, it ah go hard in the streets, the response has been phenomenal, last week, at Swag Tuesdays, the crowd open up when it draw because it ah bun out certain kinda livity inna the Jamaican society, the ting tun up, right up, nuff ah the selectors ah play it, mi ah campaign it hard," Savage said in a release.

The single, which appears on Billboard-topping producer Rohan “Jah Snowcone” Fuller’s Ital Stew Riddim, is already a huge crowd favorite at other weekly local events such as Uptown Mondays, Weddy Weddy Wednesdays, and Hapilos Thursdays. The video, directed by Janelle Dyer, has just been released and is in rotation on CVM, HYPE TV, RE TV and Negril TV.

"Everywhere mi go, people ah say dem love the video, it ah get proper rotation," he said.

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Rihanna Takes Aim At Opinionated Blogger For Chris Brown

rihanna_chris_brown_relationship_status.jpgRihanna has fired off at one Internet blogger who bashed the R&B beauty for refusing to continue her court-imposed restraining order against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown earlier this year (2011).

The Umbrella hitmaker allowed the order to expire and agreed with a judge that Brown had been punished enough for his attack on her in 2009.
But not everyone was happy with her decision and one blogger, Sandra Rose, called it "a disgrace".

Rihanna has used a new Rolling Stone interview to hit back at the opinionated writer, insisting, "A lot of people get so brave behind the computer screen."

The singer rages, "When she's jumping to conclusions about my personal decision, it really p**sed me off. That's my decision. You don't make that decision for me."
And the star insists the relaxing of the restraining order does not mean she has any plans to get back together with her ex.

She adds, "It doesn't mean we're gonna be in a relationship, or make up, or even talk ever again... We don't have to talk again ever in my life. I just didn't want to make it more difficult for him professionally."

Under the terms of the original order, Brown had to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna after pleading guilty to assaulting her. That meant there were awards shows and functions he simply could not attend.

Source: contactmusic

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April 11, 2011

Bounty Killer No Cream To Mi Face

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Hollowpoint: Real Artiste - Real Music

hallowpoint_artiste_dancehall_jamaica.jpg"Never judge a book by its cover" is truly of substance when paired with Shevon Toriano Stewart, better known as the artist, Hollowpoint. Hollowpoint's seemingly subtle, quiet, and reserved demeanor is surprisingly mingled with a diversely intelligent mind and sharp witted tongue.

Catching the nickname of Hollowpoint during his youth, he is anything but a "hollow point". Always harboring a passion for music growing up, he spent high school afternoons captivating classmates with his ability to deejay the lyrics from dancehall greats such as Nicodemus, Eek A Mouse, and Supercat. From classrooms to studio booths, along with his friend Bascom X, Hollowpoint started emerging with his own lyrics and defining style. When he realized his musical talent could grab an eager listening audience, he acknowledge that through dancehall, his music could be use to bring forward messages.

As his journey into music became more solid, his cousin, dancehall artist, Chico introduced him to, Alozade, for whom he began to assist in writing. This collaboration led him to producer Cordell "Scatta" Burrell who was thoroughly intrigued by his well written lyrics and impressed by his solid style and delivery, he went on to produce hits such as "Sitting By My Window" and "Unda Mi Sensi" ft Mr. Vegas & Alozade. With works from producers like Don Corleone ("Who Goes" and "Top Dagger"), Steelie & Clevie (“Dads”), Hollowpoint’s presence has graced local radio stations and sound systems to international broadcast.

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April 9, 2011

Ja Rule to be jailed for up to five years on weapons and tax evasion convictions

ja_rule_sentenced_prison.jpgLaTimes Though he made his name hollering "it's murda," Queens-born rapper Ja Rule now faces up to five years in prison for weapons possession and tax evasion.

On Tuesday, the rapper born Jeffrey Atkins pleaded guilty in a New Jersey Federal Court to two counts of tax evasion, each carrying a maximum one-year sentence.

Agreeing to fork over $1.1 million in back taxes and penalties, the rapper is currently free on $500,000 bail pending sentencing June 13. A week before that, he's scheduled to report to jail to begin serving a three-year sentence for a weapons possession conviction stemming from a 2007 arrest.

According to court reports, the rapper had failed to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008, despite significant revenues from royalty and touring. 2004 was the last year the formerly multiplatinum recording artist had an album of new material in stores. That year's "R.U.L.E." managed to go gold, an impressive feat in today's attenuated record industry, but a minor blip in that more robust era.

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Aksess Drops Official Video for “Stress Me Out”

DAGCK Promotions fast rising recording artiste Aksess drops his latest video for his hit single “Stress Me Out”. The video, directed by Nordia Rose, was shot at several carefully chosen locations throughout Kingston and Portmore to depict the overall message of the song; The struggles of all class of people in Jamaica.

Aksess' “Stress Me Out” were featured and voted Number 1 on TVJ Roll Out Friday.

“Stress Me Out” is produced by DAGCK Promotions and IM LOUD Music.

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Hawwwt Phuck Morning

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April 7, 2011

Busy Signal's Comfort Zone Still In Control

OutAroad Weekly Top Ten Reggae Chart

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TW LW WOC ARTIST -- TITLE -- LABEL
01 (01) (08) Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone - Penthouse - (3wks@#1)

02 (02) (07) Chuck Fenda -- Good Man In Your Life – Penthouse

03 (03) (06) Nesbeth -- A Nuh Suh Mi Want Live - Jan Biggs Production

04 (05) (04) Ikaya -- Hard Way - Out A Road Records

05 (06) (03) Alaine -- Your Are Me - 1 Thirty 1 Records

06 (07) (02) Queen I-frica -- In Times Like These - 2 Hard Music

07 (04) (09) Tarrus Riley -- Protect The People - Don Corleon - (2wks@#1)

08 (08) (02) Romain Virgo -- Taking You Home – Penthouse

09 (09) (01) Buju Banton -- Innocent - Gargamel Music

10 (10) (01) Stevie Face -- Thank You For Loving Me - Penthouse

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TOP FIVE BUBBLERS

1 Protoje ft Ki-mani Marley -- Rasta Love - Don Corleon

2 Etana -- People Talk - VP Records

3 Vybz Kartel -- Yea Though I Walk – Human Rights Production

4 Tiana -- Don’t Trust Dem - CashFlow Records

5 Anthony Cruz -- Only The Father - John John/Shan Shan

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Taurus Riley Answers Sophia Squire’s Nature Call!

Taurus Riley has responded to Sophia Squire’s nature call on a sexy remix of Squire’s popular single, ‘Nature’

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sophia_squire_tarrus_riley_nature.jpgThe song, produced by Bredroc Music is a smooth, sultry Reggae/Lovers Rock piece that grabs you the moment you hear it and rocks you from start to finish. Radio comes alive when “Nature” is playing and having a vibrant, talented, young and outstanding entertainer who is described as, “one of the most promising of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers,” like Taurus Riley intertwine lyrics with Sophia Squire on this one is simply awesome! An almost perfect love song, one every lover should have especially if the individual intent is to set the mood for a sexy moment.

Sophia Squire released a track titled, ‘LOVE’ recently, produced by Don Corleone. The song is also getting heavy airplay and according to Manager Audley Allen, “we will be dropping at least three more singles soon.”

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April 6, 2011

Jamaican Honey Leesangh Lewis Pt 2

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JAMROCK For JAPAN With Mr. Vegas In NYC!

Japan_mr_vegas_jamrock.jpgWe have all been moved by the human catastrophe that has visited the country of Japan in recent weeks. Needless to say, the initial earthquake followed by the threat of deadly radiation have exacted an unbearable and miserable toll on the Japanese people. Even though we are miles away from the epicenter of the Japanese earthquake, and the eminent threat of radiation, the palpable suffering of the Japanese people reverberates world wide. We here at LinkUp Media Group of Companies feel duty-bound to assist the people of Japan. So, we have planned a charitable fund raising concert, dubbed "JAMROCK FOR JAPAN." This is our way of letting the Japanese people, and by extension the world, know that we stand together in time of distress, and we recognize that there is this common thread of humanity that binds us together as a people, whether we are right here in the United States or as far away as Japan. Let's come out and support this cause, it is our way helping our fellow human beings who are suffering in Japan.

JAMROCK FOR JAPAN will be held on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at SOBs, located at 204 Varick Street, New York NY. Doors will open promptly at 7pm. This charitable event will be hosted by 93.5 FM LinkUp Radio Broadcaster and Publisher of JAMROCK Magazine, David "Squeeze" Annakie.

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Anthony B - Rasta Love

rasta_love_anthony_b.jpgWe are please to announce the release of Anthony B's latest album Rasta Love, currently featured in the European territories on iTunes. This long anticipated release is full of big tunes such as Sweet Jamaica, My Yes & My No, and Coming In Hot (featuring Peter Tosh).

The theme of Rasta Love is universal, as Anthony B says, "Rasta Love is an album that is all about love. Music is an art and a universal link... A platform of influence. Traveling around the world has shown I man that people have more in common than in our differences. So don't misunderstand Ras, sit and try to overstand I&I and you will see it's all about love, Rasta Love to all of mankind.

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April 5, 2011

Lil' Wayne hit with tax bill for over $5 million

New IRS reports creates more financial woe for rapper

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Lil Wayne is facing a tax bill of $5.6 million (£3,400,000) that dates back to 2008, according to reports made public today (April 5).

The rapper has been hit with new bills from the US Internal Revenue Service. He reportedly owes $3,300,000 (£2 million) from 2008 and $2,250,000 (£1,400,000) from 2009, according to The Detroit News.

A federal tax lien has been imposed on his Miami mansion - which is valued at nearly $13 million (£8 million) and is currently for sale - in order to secure the payment.

The latest IRS report doesn't mark the first time Lil' Wayne has been hit with huge tax problems. Last July he was ordered to pay a $1.1 million (£740,000) bill once he completed his prison sentence for gun crimes.

Meanwhile, last month producer Dezzle - real name Darius Harrison - filed a lawsuit against the rapper for $20 million (£12.3 million), claiming he wasn't paid for work on the rapper's song 'Lollipop'.

It was the fourth high-profile lawsuit the rapper has faced, after he was sued by producer Bangladesh for allegedly unpaid royalties in 2007, and for separate suits concerning copyright infringement and canceling US shows in 2009.

Source: nme

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Exclusive: Nah Laff Wid DI Road Again - Ziggie Bless

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April 4, 2011

I-Octane's Nuh Love Inna Dem takes over from Mavado's Stulla

OutAroad.com Top 20 Hot Singles Chart

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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 - (10) I-Octane Nuh Love Inna Dem - Cashflow Records

02 - 01 - (11) Mavado - Stulla - ZJ Chrome - (1wk@#1)

03 - 04 - (10) I-Octane - Puff It - Cashflow Records

04 - 05 - (12) Spice - Jim Screechie - Equinoxx Production

05 - 03 - (11) Vybz Kartel - Dumpa Truck - ZJ Chrome - (2wks@#1)

06 - 06 - (10) D-Major, Busy Signal & Richie Loop - Scikron Entertainment

07 - 07 - (10) Konshens - Gal Dem Ahh Talk - D&H/SubKonshus

08 - 08 - (10) Tiana - Cant Talk Bad Bout Mi - D&H/SubKonshus

09 - 09 - (08) Vybz Kartel - Cake Soap - Adidjaheim/Notnice

10 - 10 - (08) Mavado - Warn Dem - Dj Frass Production

11 - 12 - (09) Shaggy ft Alaine - For Your Eyes Only - Ki-Licious Music

12 - 13 - (06) Demarco - I Love My Life - Star Kutt Pro

13 - 14 - (03) Vybz Kartel - Dancehall Hero - ZJ Chrome

14 - 11 - (13) Movado - When U Feel Lonely - Daseca Productions - (1wk@#1)

15 - 16 - (07) Cecile - Mi Tek Yuh Man - Sankofa Music

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Sean Paul Denies Past Relationship With Beyonce

Reggae superstar Sean Paul won't be feuding with Jay-Z, at least for now.

sean_paul_beyonce_relationship.jpgPaul is denying reports that he has plans to release a book detailing an alleged relationship with Hov's wife, R&B singer Beyoncé. The book -- a chronicle of his life growing up in middle-class Jamaica -- is rumored to expose the tryst that occurred while the 'I Am... Sasha Fierce' creator was taking a break from her relationship with Jay.

News about the book surfaced on the Internet earlier this week and the Grammy Award-winning reggae singer took to Twitter to refute the claims.

"RRR!!! THIS IS THE TWEETINATOR!!! RRR!!! SP SAY HE DON'T WRITE BOOKS. HE
WRITE SONGS!!! RRR!!! [sic]"
he wrote.

A rep for Sean Paul also told Radar Online the rumors were not true. "The reports are completely false," the rep said. "Sean is not working on a book and has never had anything more than a working relationship with Beyoncé."

The business relationship the rep speaks of occurred in 2003, when the two collaborated on the Destiny's Child frontwoman's hit song 'Baby Boy.'

Sean Paul's last album, 'Imperial Blaze,' was released in 2009. He is set to headline the UCLA JazzReggae Destival, alongside Lupe Fiasco, on May 30.

Source: theboombox

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Reggae Singer Luciano, Warrior King, Casey to Perform Disaster Relief Benefit Concert In Australia

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Reggae messenger Luciano will join musician and activist Michael Franti, along with his band Spearhead; The Aggrolites; Warrior King; Kim Churchill; Nicky Bomba and Canada's reggae soul princess Bonnie Casey will headline a benefit concert on Wednesday, April 20th 2011 at the Northern Hotel in Byron Bay, Australia to assist those affected by the devastating disasters that recently hit Japan, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia.

Event organisers in a press release said, "floods, earthquakes and tsunamis have taken a toll on millions of people recently and we are the lucky ones that get to help. It will be a night of celebration for life, acknowledging and helping those caught in the multi-regional disasters. The evening is an international collective of musicians from USA, Jamaica, Canada and Australia that care and will perform semi-acoustic sets closing with an all-star jam that will surely be of legendary proportions."

Event headliner Michael Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music. His latest release, The Sound of Sunshine, marked the highest chart debut of Franti’s career on the Billboard Top 200 and continues to find success on the charts with singles “The Sound of Sunshine”, “Hey Hey Hey” and the latest release “I’ll Be Waiting”. Franti’s impressive series of recordings have vividly reflected his status as a musical citizen of the world as he continues to bring his unique sound and inspiring message to fans everywhere.

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April 2, 2011

Bounty Mi Call Yuh Name Again - Kartel Eva Dis Yuh

Recently Bounty Killer voiced a track on the Boardhouse label titled Ready Fi Dem in which he warns "If Di One Beenie Eva Call Mi Name Again Yuh Si…Mi Left Dem Inna Problem Yuh Si".

However, after a few weeks Beenie Man hit back at Bounty Killer with No Talk Too Long produced by Seanizzle. Beenie Man also spits a few lines aimed at Vybz Kartel.
"You know dem fraid mi…me bun satan, 'bafament' and Lucifer then put a fire pon all devil worshiper, Bounty so wah you a call me name so fah.

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Dumplin & Butter Coming

snow_cone_jermaine_dupri_ascap.jpgChart topping Billboard producer Snow Cone who's responsible for Sean Paul's #1 billboard hit single Temperature is now gearing up to release several new projects which will be focusing on the younger stars of dancehall/reggae such as G Whizz, Tifa, Tiana, Savage, Nazine just to name a few.

The Dumplin & Butter Riddim will be the first of his many projects to be released. This project host songs from G Whizz with Bad Pon Earth, Tiana with Better Love Tell(Clean) Better Hole Tell(Raw) and Savage with Don't Dis No Man.

According to Snow Cone its time for some new Stars…so fi now mi ago focus mi energy pon di young and futuristic stars.

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New Music: Nicki Minaj Calls Lil Kim A “Tragedy” In New Diss Track Snippet

By Story Gilmore

nicki_minaj_feud_lil_kim.jpgWelcome to yet another round of the Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj feud. This time though, Nicki is the one doing the dissing.

Nicki spits a whole boatload of venom at Lil Kim in a fiery new diss track snippet called Tragedy.

In the snippet, Nicki rips Kim a new behind for her career fall from grace. “Man, you was magic/I mean, look at you now hoe!/You just tragic,” Nicki raps on the track first premiered by famed New York DJ Funkmaster Flex. Nicki also takes a stab at Kim for selling her latest mixtape, Black Friday, on PayPal.

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April 1, 2011

Beyonce And Jay-Z In Trouble Over Sean Paul Fling?

jay-z-beyonce-sean-paul-gossip.jpgThe people over at MediaTakeOut shovel so much manure they were probably gardeners before getting into the gossip biz. The latest heap of bull their pushing is an outlandish rumor that dancehall performer Sean Paul is preparing to release a tell-all book that will detail his alleged fling with Beyonce.

"Word is that Sean Paul dated Beyonce during a time when Jay-Z and Beyonce were on the outs," the site reports.

An insider explains, "Jay-Z was very jealous ... to this day he has a problem with [Sean Paul]."

"And get this ... Sean is planning on telling everything!!! He'll graphically talk about every nook and cranny of his relationship with Bey," MTO adds.

RumorFix spoke with a rep for Sean Paul who not only says their client isn't writing any silly book, but also that the Sean never dated Beyonce. "These reports are completely false. Sean is not working on a book and has never had anything more than a working relationship with Beyonce."

Back to garden MTO, we need some tomatoes for our salsa.

Source: rumorfix

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Dance Til Yuh Dutty

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