Archive for October, 2013

Vybz Kartel: Dancehall is in jail

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

TO SAY it was a surprise to get an interview with Vybz Kartel would be an understatement. Even upon hearing that the dancehall superstar would be doing press to support his new album, there was reason to be sceptical. After all, he is behind bars – where he’s been for the past two years – [...]

One more VP album for Etana

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

NEO-ROOTS singer Etana says she will part ways with VP Records after her next album for the Queens, New York label. “I have one more album left with VP. After that album, I will no longer be a VP artiste as our agreement would have expired. I plan to release single after single, do my [...]

Shaggy’s new album flops early on as Reggae projects struggle to sell in U.S.

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Despite quality music being produced as part of Reggae music’s apparent renaissance, many of Jamaica’s top Reggae acts continue to garner paltry album sales figures in the American market, with Grammy-winning singjay, Shaggy becoming the latest victim of this downward trend. According to reports Friday, Out of Many One Music, the new Sly and Robbie-produced [...]