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Dancehall star Alkaline created a ruckus during his first performance in Jamaica in more than 3 years. Alkaline was the headliner for the Magnum New Rules concert, held in Jamaica’s National Stadium car park last Saturday. The artist took the stage shortly after 3am to a massive crowd – which immediately began uprooting the fence […]

St. Vincent Soca star Kevin Lyttle, has signed a major record deal with Sony Music. Via his own label Tarakon Records, Kevin Lyttle signed with Sony’s subsidiary Ultra Records, to release 4 new projects – including what will be his 4th full-length album tentatively entitled “Slow Motion”. The Sony/Ultra Records deal marks Kevin Lyttle’s second […]

The PBS series “Taste the Islands” returns for a second season. “Taste the Islands” is a half-hour cooking series produced by Blondie Ras Productions in South Florida, and is hosted by creator Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair. Premiering in 2015, it is the first Jamaican-produced and Jamaican-hosted series to air on national public television in the […]

Haitian-American Hip-Hop artist Wyclef Jean was mistaken for a robbery suspect by sheriff’s in Los Angeles. Yesterday, Wyclef posted a video on social media – which was recorded by Detroit female rapper T-Baby who was traveling with him, of himself being handcuffed and detained by Los Angeles County Sheriff officers. Wyclef says he was leaving […]

A legendary Caribbean author, poet, and playwright has passed away. Last Friday morning, St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, died at him home following a prolonged illness. During his career, Walcott received numerous regional and international awards including an Obie Award (1971), a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the […]

Imprisoned Dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel is being allowed to appeal his murder conviction. On Wednesday during a court appearance, Justice Frank Williams granted Vybz Kartel and his 3 co-accused leave to appeal their convictions and subsequent sentences. Kartel’s attorney Thomas Tavares-Finson, confirmed the new development with the Jamaica Observer, saying Judge Williams read through all […]

Jamaican Reggae songstress Etana, has chosen to parted ways with VP Records. Etana recently decided not to renew her contract with VP, following 10 years and 4 albums, citing ownership rights. Etana said once her contract with VP expired, she chose not to renew and instead remain independent, because she wants to retain full ownership […]

Reggae singer Anthony Cruz is using the tragic death of his daughter to help fight domestic violence. Last month Cruz’s 15-year-old daughter Shanice Smith and her mother Karen Lyle, were shot and killed by Lyle’s new husband Kevin Nelson. Cruz had his daughter’s remains cremated and returned to Jamaica, and will hold a celebration of […]

Jamaican artists will be featured in a new U.S. TV program. Scheduled to air fall of 2017, “Beyond the Fame” will feature profiles on some of today’s biggest celebrities, and their rise to fame. “Beyond the Fame” is created and produced by Mike Sherman, founder and president of Universal Media Group Inc., who first became […]

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