Archive for June, 2006

‘No ‘Portmore Award’ for Beenie – Nuffy apologises

Friday, June 30th, 2006

No ‘Portmore Award’ for Beenie – Nuffy apologises At the recently held Portmore Awards Show, held at Sugar Man’s Beach in Hellshire, MC Nuffy honoured artistes Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Lady Saw, Anthony B and others by giving them ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’. However, ‘the doctor’ Beenie Man left without an award in his hand.

Ravi keeps fans dancing

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Ravi keeps fans dancing The energetic Ravi Bissembhar, lead singer with the popular band, Karma had the crowd dancing along with him as he sang at the Centre Pointe Mall in Chaguanas recently. Ravi has toured the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Guyana, Europe and Suriname; representing TT’s culture, chutney and soca. He was also voted the [...]

YT Straight Outta Britain

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

YT Straight Outta Britain ‘Straight Outta Britain’ may well be straight outta Ipswich, and most obviously straight outta reggae, but more importantly, it’s straight outta the mouth of YT, one of the most exciting performers to emerge from Britain’s home-grown reggae scene in many years. Firin’ heavyweight headshots straight to the dome, the vitality of [...]

DJ Spooky Mixes Trojan Records

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

DJ Spooky Mixes Trojan Records Paul D. Miller– artist, writer, and DJ Spooky– has, in the past year, put out an album with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, made a podcast using the sounds of New Orleans for a public radio show, created a “Buddhist hip-hop” mix, cooked up some ringtones, and probably been responsible for [...]

Elephant Man’s album Ova Di Wall to be distributed by Bad Boy

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Elephant Man’s album Ova Di Wall to be distributed by Bad Boy Elephant Man is in good spirits these days, as his long awaited album Ova Di Wall is due out in August on P Diddy’s Bad Boy label. This is the first in a three-album deal with the label. Specifics about the deal were [...]

The show goes on

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

The show goes on Oblivious to the debate in the country about whether their pending performances have been appropriately timed, Beenie Man, Shaggy and Maxi Priest are set to put down the presentations of their respective entertainment lives at the Antigua Recreation Grounds.

A ‘Gash’ in the number one spot

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

A ‘Gash’ in the number one spot It appears that the recent ban on Chuck Fender’s Gash Dem An Lite Dem might have done more to promote the song rather than hurt it, as the song has hit the number one spot on local charts.

Is U-Roy the Godfather of Rap?

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Is U-Roy the Godfather of Rap? Near a makeshift bar serving cans of Red Stripe, a bank of battered speaker boxes blast out a huge fat bass and a crisp top end to a lively outdoor crowd. While one guy puts the records on, another talks over the top of them. But he doesn’t stop [...]

‘Wake Up’ to reggae’s Mystic

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

‘Wake Up’ to reggae’s Mystic Boston music fans often argue about which local rapper will break big out of Beantown.But there’s little doubt which local reggae singer will explode beyond New England. Mystic is the rare Boston-based reggae artist to make a mark in the Caribbean, too. His single, ‘‘Riding on da Clouds,” is not [...]

Baby Cham fires back

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Baby Cham fires back We were all set, going into an interview, to pin the popular and durable DJ (admittedly one of our favourites) on the matter of his current hit, Ghetto Story (released late 2005), which speaks, in glowing terms, of criminal exploits and other vagaries of innercity life (with its signature line “we [...]