Gully Creepa creator killed The dancehall entertainment figure credited with creating the popular “Gully Creepa” dance move has been killed. David Alexander Smith, popularly known as “Ice” was shot and killed Friday morning at a bar off Waltham Park Road in Kingston.
Archive for December, 2008
Queen Ifrica – Entertainer Of The Year “HELLO,” she says, her tone polite and friendly, seconds after gliding next to me on a couch at the office and recording studio in Kingston which she probably frequents more than her own home. She is fashionably late (arriving with a mini-entourage that includes legendary reggae crooner Tony [...]
Sean Paul Makes a Difference Dancehall artiste Sean Paul will be lending a helping hand to Shaggy’s Make A Difference campaign. Sean Paul said he was in discussion with the management of the Bustamante Hospital for Children recently to determine the type of equipment that is needed.
Marley takes Control – But bad year for reggae on Billboard Acoustic has debuted at number one on Billboard Magazine’s Reggae Chart, ending a dismal year for Jamaican music on the trade publication’s charts. Acoustic is the unplugged version of Marley’s Mind Control, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album this year. Only [...]
Producer Dean Fraser upbeat about new Tarrus Riley album project Singer Tarrus Riley’s newest album, scheduled for a March 2009 release, will feature collaborations with Jnr Gong, Etana, Allison Hinds and Demarco. RILEY… album scheduled for a March 2009 It’s the crooner’s first album in three years, and currently Riley is recording at Grafton Studios [...]
CD release honors reggae’s ‘crown prince’ No less an authoritative figure than Bob Marley dubbed Dennis Brown “the Crown Prince of Reggae,” and throughout an extraordinary career that began at age 13, he was arguably the genre’s finest pure singer. His velvet voice was always rich, resonant and alluring, and Brown’s proficiency with ballads and [...]
Addi is still Aidonia’s daddy Deejay Aidonia and his musical father, Vybz Kartel, are not ‘at war’, despite rumours of a rift between the two. The rumours began last week with the release of an Aidonia song, titled Matic Nah Laugh,in which the artiste supposedly ‘disses’ Vybz Kartel. Aidonia, however, is denying that there is [...]
Fredlocks makes album in tribute to Dennis Brown Although he is not regarded as a prolific hit-maker, the record shows that Fredlocks has scored two of the biggest reggae hits. Given that fact, history will also recall that, when reggae music was dominated by culturally- aware messages, he was one of its foremost messengers. Fredlocks… [...]
Reggae Jammin Vol 1 singers’ roll call Although there is definitely a deejay presence on the Tad Dawkins-produced Reggae Jammin Volume 1 – Lady Saw, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Anthony B, D’Angel and Aidonia – it’s really the singers who dominate. Led by the master, Beres Hammond, with the Flava-produced single I Surrender, which is [...]
Mr Vegas rides crest of reggae wave Jamaican dancehall artiste Mr Vegas (Clifford Smith) has become a worldwide phenomenon with his mega-hit Heads High. He spoke to CAROLINE NYANGA about his music and private life. Pulse: Most top Jamaican reggae artistes feel that ragga and dancehall music are full of negative messages.