WARDERS AT PENITENTIARY HAPPY FOR VYBZ KARTEL TRANSFER, HOPING HE WILL MAKES NEW MUSIC

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kartel-sld-1Warders stationed at Tower Street, formerly known as the General Penitentiary were happy when Dancehall super Vybz Kartel was recently transferred to the Adult Correctional Facility.

A Warder who spoke to the Jamaica Star about the self-proclaimed Worl Boss’ arrival said his presence was immediately felt by the waders and inmates. “The presence of him (Kartel) being here was felt from the first day,” the warder, listed as Simon Willard told the publication. “The entire prison, warders and inmates a talk up bout him. We nuh know the real reason he was placed there, but a whole heap a speculation,” he added.

CHRIS BROWN SENDS TRAFFIC TO DANCEHALL DEEJAY MASIKA SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE

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Dancehall artiste Masicka has gained a new set of fans after international hip-hop artiste Chris Brown posted a comic strip on his official Instagram page using the artiste’s song, ‘Buss The Cylinder’.

“We get whole heap more followers you know because a 33 million followers him (Brown) have, so from him post that, then automatically you get the followers,” he said. “Anybody woulda feel good, you know wah me mean because at the end of the day a Chris Brown dat, and it’s not just good for me, but for the dancehall also.”

The post which has been making the rounds on Instagram since Tuesday, has already been viewed more than a million times on Brown’s page and has sent many persons searching for the voice on the track.

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Grateful for the attention, Masicka told THE WEEKEND STAR that he is not surprised that his music has reached

the level it has, but he is a bit stunned that a celebrity of Brown’s stature would be paying attention to his music.

“Well yuh done know the music go different places as far as Africa and Europe, so we had an idea (of the reach), but to see somebody of Chris Brown’s calibre, the superstar that he is, and the impact that he has on the American market and the American industry, is a good look,” he said.

Dancehall Artist Darrio Beaten Unconscious at River in St Ann

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Dancehall artist Darrio is currently at the hospital recuperating following a beating that left him allegedly unconscious Today.

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Live2partyja.com understands that the entertainer was at a river in Ocho Rios, St Ann at around 2:00pm, having a drink when he was approached by a man.

No one as yet knows what triggered the motive.

The police are currently seeking the whereabouts of the attacker.

Meanwhile, attempts were made to contact Darrio, he was unable to speak as he was resting.

MAVADO DISS POPCAAN ON INSTAGRAM

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Since last week the Gully God has been sharing warnings on Instagram without addressing directly anybody, but after that new Popcaan’s line on instant hit song “World Cup” (“We don’t know bout league a we name World Cup”), fans have freaked out and many people out there really think the long peace (they have never engaged any feud) between Mavado and Popcaan might be over.

Popcaan is also currently receiving backlash for his last drunk Instagram rant in which he may have addressed Vybz Kartel and the fact that many fans think the Worl’boss made Popcaan’s career.

Here is the full caption on Mavado’s IG:

Sizzla headlines US festival

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AFTER years of being unable to perform in the United States, firebrand Rastafarian singjay Sizzla Kalonji is one of the headliners on the 32-year-old Reggae on the River (ROTR), set for California on August 4-7.

Sizzla (whose given name is Miguel Collins) has been facing the wrath of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community for what they deem as inflammatory lyrics against them.

Efforts to contact Sizzla were unsuccessful.

The line-up for this year’s event also includes the Fire House Band, Kranium, Agent Sasco, Anthony B, Protoje and the Indiggnation Band, Yellow Man, Jesse Royal, Sister Carol, Jah9 and the Dub Treatement, No Maddz, Keznamdi, Addis Pablo, and Dubtonic Kru.

Justin Crellin, the festival’s general manager, said the inclusion of a number of the younger reggae acts reflects the age group of festival goers.

“With more than 30 years behind us, we’ve seen multiple generations of festival goers make the ROTR pilgrimage. Some attendees from the early years are still with us to this day, and we are also now seeing a new crop of first-timers each year that are coming for a taste of the ROTR experience — and hopefully becoming return guests year after year. I would say that some of this is due to the younger acts we are hosting, but is also representative of a larger trend of younger folks being a primary festival audience,” he said.

The organisers said with more than three decades under their belt, it gets easier to organise the festival.

“It has been a roller coaster over the years with venue changes. But now that we are in our fourth year back at our original French’s Camp venue, and our crews have settled back into things, I would say it is generally getting easier to organise. Of course, there are other aspects of the business that are more challenging these days like work visas, more festival competition, shifting trends in reggae music,” Crellin told

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One of the major summer festivals in the United States, Reggae on the River has constantly had to update its offering and this year’s staging will be no different. The natural environment is also taken into consideration.

“On the festival site, we constructed a 780,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond that will allow us to better irrigate and manage the venue — with enough excess left in the pond after the event for us to put back into the ground and offset our total water usage. This will make ROTR a water-neutral event (the first of its kind as far as we know). So this is big news, especially considering the California drought and an improvement that will greatly enhance the patron experience. We are also increasing art and other installations to add to the ambiance throughout the festival grounds, offering new premier public camping options, and expanding activities in the campground like yoga,” Crellin added.

JLP wins the election Jamaica’s first family swears in

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12802753_10156585926515722_2331636394022837582_nIt was a close victory; however, the Jamaica Labor Party edged out the People’s National Party out of power. With the promise of lowered tax for many and prosperity for Jamaica the voters turned out in low numbers but in support of new leadership. The PNP did not make much of an effort to lure voters there way by refusing to debate the then opposition, many saw them as pompous and arrogant hence they had to go. Jamaica is at a very stagnant level by depending on the International Monetary Fund the country will not be able to see its full potential.

The goals of the IMF is not the same goals as the Jamaican population so getting out of bed with the IMF is our only way to prosperity. The JLP has a huge task ahead of them and we pray they find the wisdom and strength needed to overcome. Dancehall and reggae played a vital part in The Rt Honerable Andrew Holness campaign as he jammed to Alkaline’s “Champion Bwoy” when he won and sang Nesbeth “My Dream” at his inauguration.

The dancehall fraternity took it’s side with Beenie Man and Foota Hype endorsing the now opposition party, PNP and Khage applauding his party JLP for winning. Social media played a huge role this election as can be seen by the jubilation present within the Facebook group, JLP Supporters. The comrades of the PNP almost caused a national war as numerous false rumors of the PNP retaining power during the EOJ recount surfaced on social media. Tensions were high during this period but this was a historic election as The RT honorable Juliet Holness also became a winner of her seat; hence, joining her husband in governing the country. Both wore blue at the swearing in as ode to being graduates of St. Catherine High School.  The supporters of the Jamaica Labor Party expects greatness from their leader and we wish Mr. Holness the best. One Love from the #L2PJa  family.12027378_10156561439925722_4470728958653432059_o


 

Swine Flu claims life of woman pregnant with twins – report

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A 29-year-old woman reportedly died of the H1N1 virus, popularly called Swine Flu, at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

The woman is reported to have been pregnant with twins. It’s the fourth swine-flu related death in Jamaica since cases of the virus were first reported locally in early February, 2016.

A medical doctor, 50-year-old Suzanna Roye, who had also been hospitalised at the UHWI, was the first patient to die from H1N1-related issues in Jamaica. A 49-year-old woman, who had other illnesses, died a week later, followed by an 84-year-old woman days later.

The virus has been classified as a category one illness, which requires medical practitioners to notify the relevant public health authority within 24 hours of suspecting a case of severe acute respiratory illness.

RIP Jordan Foote

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We wish to express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and fellow teammates of the late Jordan Foote.

Even through his battle with bone cancer, Jordan was a bright shining star, his memory lives on.

May he Rest in Peace.

Image courtesy of Yardie Sports.

DIGICEL LOADED CHRISTMAS – Downtown, Kingston

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This particular Friday evening, I was listening to ZJ Bambino juggling on ZIP 103.9fm when interestingly enough; he switched over to ZJ Sparks who was LIVE at a Digicel concert downtown. The line up piqued my interest so I paid keen attention as Sparks named I-Octane, Queen Ifrica, PopCaan , Shawn Storm and a few other artistes to take the stage. I contemplated whether or not to go but as I thought of the footage to be had, I hit the shower immediately, got dressed, jumped on a cab to Spain, hopped on a bus for Kingston then walked to the venue. When I reached my destination the venue was overcrowded. I made my way through in search of a suitable location for some footage. Presently Ity & Fancy cat (the host for the show) was entertaining the crowd.


They announced who was next to hit the stage by saying “weh di Gaza people dem deh” right then, PopCaan voice could be heard as he stepped on to the stage.  The crowd went wild as he started his set with, “big up Jah Vinci mi breddah, Addi Mi Fada” who were both noticeably absent from the lineup.  He shelled it down with his hit “Fi di new year”. His appearance represented the Portmore Empire as he rocked a purple fitted Yankee hat, cut off foot jeans, and a white leather desert, Clarks.

He promptly called up, Shawn Storm, who had fans railing as he hit the stage performing his latest single, the NotNice production “It’s a vibes party”. Shawn Storm rocked, but of course, Straight Jeans and Fitted.  These two acts from the Gaza Fraternity have been basking in their successful solo projects over the summer which has had the local radio station support. They both rocked the crowd, with their well-known hits while NotNice spun the turn table with the instrumentals.

After PopCaan and Shawn Storm gave us an acceptable performance, Next Up was Ding Dong and the Ravaz Clavaz family. They took over the stage and delivered the latest dance moves while performing the hits “Gallist” “Party cup” and “Badman forward” we watched and eagerly participated in the dance class.

Then the sponsors, Digicel gave out some treats, we stayed entertainment by Ity & Fancy Cat, for it was Queen Ifrica who was next to hit the stage. With the band playing her instrumentals, we felt her positive vibration as she came on to the stage, the Queen was looking very sexy as she performed “Yu know mi nah go box yuh down babe”, but that’s not what her motive was about.   She educated the crowd, mainly made of High school children, with some positive influence.  She called on us informing Jamaicans to open their eyes, notice what is going on in our surrounding. She performed the hits, “Cant draw mi round nuh corner” “A nuh everybody a rub” “We need some more of our heroes”. She beckoned on us to think wisely before we make decisions and not fight any war over [a man cause he’s dubbed] a politicians.  Hers was a tremendous performance!

After The Queen’s performance, it was I-Octane to close the show, in other words di man shut down the whole place.  He was called on stage by the hosts but even before he came on, there were torch flames blazing high as the crowd displayed their loyalty. Everyone was a fan as everyone jumped with hands in the air as they welcomed him to the stage performing “All type a things them weh do”.  He brought a different level, the highest octane of energy, to the crowd.  This artiste have been riding high on continued radio play all year and as recourse produced songs such as-“My life” “ Think a little time” “Study your friends” “Mine who them a diss” and a few more which he effortlessly performed. His performance was surely spectacular and he delivered thrilling harmony before he left the stage.

We want to say “Nuff Respect” to Digicel for this free unification concert and their efforts in reconstructing the Coronation Market, Down Town, Kingston. A warm shout out to all the Artistes who entertained and all the spectators who enjoyed the spectacle.  The LIVE2PARTYJA team was able to capture various footages so enjoy these and more as you browse through the website.

Di Building vs. Quad

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So Maze, Toya, Lea, a friend and I left Spain at roughly 1:15am to attend Street Vybz Anniversary inna Di Building. When we arrived thirty minutes later there was a small crowd at the entrance. This did not rattle Klik at all, as I sized it up and was ready to proceed inside, but Lea and Toya was not so confident. A guy, named Cory, was manning the gate and only allowed a few individuals with armbands inside, while hollering that the place was over capacity.


 

 

This was still not fazing Klik, so I squeezed through some patrons and started to make my way in, with Lea and Toya right behind. After 8 minutes of wrestling with the crowd, mostly some inconsiderate bwoy who refused to give us ladies a blye, Klik was triumphant in squeezing inside. Sisters, Lea and Toya, relented after hearing a woman cursing profanities as she exited the club upset at the condition of inside. Since I was beyond the madness, I figured I would take a look inside.

The cool air that greets you as you go up the stairs to the dance floor is so refreshing; that it is hard to believe that the place is packed. However, when the door opens the heat envelops you and the only space inside is wherever your feet lands. The crowd was impenetrable, so Klik started to leave. Just then I spotted a camera man sluggishly making his way through the thick crowd and de cided to trail him. Bodies w ere pressed tightly together as the whole club swayed in unison to the music that was blasting. The club was dark so it was hard to see more than the patrons’ silhouettes; but the posters of Vybz Kartel and Gaza Indu displayed on the walls were visibly. Then a woman backed up her ass on the camera man for a whine and that ended my pathway into the crowd. With nowhere else to go, I squeezed over to the bar as body movement was somehow possible there. Then I got really hot and sweat started to lightly build on my brows. I looked at the couple in front of me and they are drenched. I looked at my outfit and decided IT was too hot for this place; thus exiting five minutes after entering.

Plan B- Quad Night Club

It was 2:30am when I rejoined everyone outside, after a good laugh on how crazy it was getting in and even crazier inside, we went around the block to Quad Night Club. Since it was a regular party night the admission was the standard, ladies $600JM and men $800JM. Quad has three floors to play on, the 1st floor has a bar to lounge at, 2nd floor is the Main dance area while the 3rd floor houses the Voodoo Lounge dance floor with the attached outside balcony for smoking. The party was dubbed, Smirnoff Extreme, a weekly event to be held each Saturday under the new management.

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We started the party on the 2nd floor and found the vibes next to the small bar beside the VIP area. The house DJ was playing a decent mix that the crowd was enjoying. It was obvious that most of us inside were Street Vybz patrons that decided against Di Building. The sounds of Dancehall music and its effect on its listener were evident as the flashing disco lights revealed exuberant bodies whining. When the hip hop started, I went to the Voodoo Lounge to see what was up. The crowd was smaller on this floor but the music was bumping. Pamputtae and Spice “Slim vs. Fat gal” was getting pull up for the third time, as a Fluffy was attracting a circle as she drop it low to the floor. The Dj beckoned for a slim girl to join har but when two jumped into the circle and the Dj still pointed out that him need a slim girl to take on them, Klik couldn’t stop laughing. This went on for about 5-10 minutes then the song changed and everyone started dancing. The rest of the crew finally joined me inside the Voodoo Lounge and we went on the balcony for a smoke (no cigarette). When we returned inside, the dance floor was empty so we went back to the second floor and partied the rest of the night there. The crowd was trying their best to hold a solid vibes; but the DJ was making it hard because the song selections were not consistent. He jumped between genres and years way too quickly; never fully transitioning hence not allowing fluid dance movements from the patrons. We exited Quad at 5am, Toya had a blast but Lea and I thought the night was a drag.