Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Promoter rejects sponsors to keep Sound System Festival authentic

Promoter rejects sponsors to keep Sound System Festival authentic

The organizers of the Jamaica Sound System Festival may be the first promoters to reject corporate sponsorship in a bid to maintain the authenticity of the sound system culture. The event in celebration of Bass Odyssey’s 28th anniversary is slated for Saturday, August 12 at the Grizzles Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann. Yaniq Walford says in order to remain relevant, it is important that the authenticity... [Read more]


Diddy Salutes Marcus Garvey

Diddy Salutes Marcus Garvey

As the world celebrated the 130th anniversary of the birth of Jamaica’s first National Hero Mwalimu Marcus Garvey on Thursday, some entertainers took to social media to salute Garvey for his work and inspiration as a black conscious leader. Business mogul and rapper Sean P. Diddy Combs used both his Instagram and Twitter platforms to urge his fans to learn more about Garvey. In his post Diddy had... [Read more]


Hip-Hop turns 44… a Jamaican credited

Hip-Hop turns 44… a Jamaican credited

In celebration of Hip-hop’s 44th anniversary, less than a handful of rappers have paid homage to Jamaican born Clive Campbell better known as Dj Kool Herc. Herc is credited with originating hip-hop music in the early 1970s in the Bronx, New York. Rapper Busta Rhymes via his official Instagram said “thank you for giving birth to our culture of hip hop.” The caption was made under a video which... [Read more]


Charly Black Attracts More International Acts

Charly Black Attracts More International Acts

The voice of reggae-dancehall recording artiste Charly Black cannot be mistaken for any other. His signature sounds and intro style contrasts well with the sultry voice of male singer-songwriter Dasu on the newly released single Turn Back Time. “The concept of the music is to show the unity of the world by mixing dancehall flavour, which is famous for positive high-energy, and with my own R&B... [Read more]


12 Jamaicans For Birmingham Diamond League

12 Jamaicans For Birmingham Diamond League

  Following on from the recently concluded IAAF World Championships in London, 12 Jamaican athletes will compete over four events in the Diamond League in Birmingham today. Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, who had a disappointing time at the World Championships in London, where she failed to medal, will headline the Jamaican contingent. She will feel that she has a lot to prove as she... [Read more]


England Humble WI

England Humble WI

England took 19 wickets in a day to send West Indies tumbling to a humbling defeat by an innings and 209 runs in the first Test yesterday, setting the scene for what could be a painful series for the tourists. England won with time to spare on Day 3 of the day-night Test at Edgbaston, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match contest in the most commanding fashion. The loss was the sixth heaviest ever... [Read more]


Dignified In The Face Of Death – Brave Cops Pull Out All The Stops But Fail To Save Woman’s Life

Dignified In The Face Of Death – Brave Cops Pull Out All The Stops But Fail To Save Woman’s Life

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday. Sonia Graham, described as a God-fearing Christian, her three sons and another female were attacked at their house located high in the hills of Melbrook Heights,... [Read more]


Queen Ifrica’s ‘Climb’ Makes It To The Top – Debuts At Number One On Reggae Billboard

Queen Ifrica’s ‘Climb’ Makes It To The Top – Debuts At Number One On Reggae Billboard

Queen Ifrica now sits atop the Billboard Reggae chart, as her latest studio album, Climb, made its debut in the number one spot this week. Sales of the album seemed to have been bolstered by an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records’ Florida location, as well as strong digital downloads. Known for her strong and compelling social commentary messages, Climb has been getting rave... [Read more]


Thompson To Give Heineman Donation To BT Basic School

Thompson To Give Heineman Donation To BT Basic School

Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson After winning a $50,000 donation following his participation in the Heineken Power Scrimmage match at the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, Arnett Gardens captain, Oneil Bigga’ Thompson, decided that he wants the benefits to be given to a school close to home. The Heineken Power Scrimmage match is a part of the build up to the arrival of the... [Read more]


Bolt Proud Of Racers Grand Prix Growth

Bolt Proud Of Racers Grand Prix Growth

Usain Bolt (left) chats with Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange (centre) and Glen Mills, president of the Racers Track Club, at the JN Racers Grand Prix media launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday. A star-studded line-up has been named for this year’s Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix, which takes place at the National Stadium on June 10. The meet, which is... [Read more]