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T.I. -- real name Clifford Harris -- was sentenced to 366 days in the Forrest City penitentiary earlier this year, after he was busted in 2007 for sending his bodyguard out to buy machine guns and silencers.
T.I.'s lawyer, Steve Sadow, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that the rapper is expected to report to Dismas Charities Atlanta West in Georgia tonight -- where he'll live in a halfway house for the next three months.
After his sentence is completed, T.I. still has to complete 500 hours of community service and 23 days of home incarceration.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
According to a Nielsen Soundscan report, Eminem has dominated album sales for the past decade despite only releasing three solo albums.
Em sold more than 32.2 million albums in the 2000s, edging out the Beatles to claim the title of top-selling artist. The Beatles ended up with the decade's best-selling album (they sold nearly 11.5 million copies of 2000's greatest-hits comp 1,) besting the likes of 'NSYNC's No Strings Attached (11.1 million copies sold) and Norah Jones' Come Away With Me, (10.5 million). Eminem was the only artist to place two albums on the list; his The Marshall Mathers LP and Eminem Show records landed at #4 and 5, selling 10.2 million and 9.8 million copies, respectively. Interestingly, of the top 10 albums of the decade, the most recently released is Usher's Confessions, which came out in 2004. (MTV)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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2. OK! You’re Right – 50 Cent
3. Rich This Year – Charlie Blacks
4. Bad Mind – Bad Mind
5. Vybz Kartel – Money
6. Ramajay – Machel Montano
7. I’m A Zoe – Black Dada
8. Renegade – Wynter
9. Wyclef feat. Mavado – Rain Fall Rain
10. Shontelle – Licky
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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World’s Greatest DJ Awards
April 19, 2009
We would like to announce that you have been chosen as a nominee for The World’s Greatest DJ Awards (WGDA) slated fall 2009. WGDA recognizes the most influential DJ’s throughout the world representing hip hop, reggae, dance, and techno.
WGDA is an innovative marketing and promotions company that has a special and strong interest in the DJ. We see DJs as valued constituents who contribute to the success of many artists and produce quality and high level music. We aspire to produce an awards show at a higher standard of quality, production, and DJ representation.
Currently WGDA is launching a website set to launch the 2nd week of May. The website will have entertainment news, updates, blog, online merchandising/apparel, and profile information on the DJs. Most importantly, the website serves as the primary source and tool for our judging process which allows your fans and supporters to vote online for their favorite DJ.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
It's cool that Westwood is supporting these talented artists, but it's taken him a while - it's now four years since we had Chann and No Lay at our Heatwave vs Mas Fuego ladies' night.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This is a first....Dancehall meets Hollywood....This is a very good look....Keep up the works Skerrit, and keep paying your premium on your health insurance!!
Large up tot the whole V.I,Bahamas massive...We have been spinning Jah Hem for the last three years after we stumbled upon his hit single "Come Here Girl", followed by a powerfull album featuring veterans such as Luciano as well as the Marley Brothers. This is a definate spin for djs and a purchase that you will not be upset about purchasing on itunes. Definately worth it!!...
D'Jsens aka Jaimelous
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
first leak from Major Lazer. album drops JUNE 16
this one called Hold the line and its ‘like a surf rock ragga thingamajig, zeen!’ - LAzer says .. its got Mr Lexx (formerly Lexxuss) and Santigold (formerly Santogold) rockin outthis is a Dj edit and got inst and acca for yall too so u can voice the riddim and send it back and ill post it here too
Monday, April 20, 2009
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Shane C. Brown, Mr. Producer
extraordinaire has simply done it
again! 'It', is the production of a
certified 'oh so hot' riddim called
Bringing out the best in each performer,
Shane's riddim is already receiving
critical nods of approval from the
Fraternity in Jamaica, and abroad.
Some of the heavy hitters who voiced
include: Busy Signal with the chunes
"Beep" and "Missing You". "Beep" directly
addresses the JBC and the recent ban
of some Dancehall chunes from radio.
Assassin's chune "Stay Like Bees" asks
a powerful question: 'What if man did
stay like bees? Just like how dih bee
dead when him sting you / woulda dead
when the trigga squeeze'. Timeka asks
if she should 'hush, hush, hush', or should
she keeping on living a double Life?!
Also on the riddim are: Konshens /
Cherine Anderson / Lutan Fyah /
Peetah Heritage / Jah Cure / Richie
Spice. All chunes are certified; don't
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch the
Indiscretions Riddim here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=ce03febb96f53e5a8c9e7c56ba37815ff0b54c25980d23b4
Additional Riddims by Shane include:
Nylon Riddim (Greensleeves One
Drop Riddim #01): http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=ce03febb96f53e5a8c9e7c56ba37815f077396bc5d18f170
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Every week resident FADER selector Eddie STATS runs through dancehall riddims and other artifacts from the ghetto archipelago.
The ATM is a new riddim from the label run by veteran deejay Bling Dawg aka Ricky Rudie, which is naturally called Dawg House. Built from scratchy scratchy sounds and techno-terrorist synths, it’s reminiscent of the Nookie riddim which backed “We Set the Trend”—Beenie Man’s unsolicited answer record to “Ghetto Story”—but more melodic and thus maybe a stronger vehicle for different versions. One of the toughest is from Assailant, a new artist I’ve been waiting for more new tracks from ever since Bounty Killer name-checked him in an interview I conducted with him for the FADER 10th Anniversary issue. Assailant’s name came up as one of a handful of Alliance young guns that Killer endorsed as a Could be the next Busy or Mavado type dude, and upon a MySpace and YouTube review, Assailant definitely stood out from that pack, killing a tune on the under-utilized one drop riddim Ole Sitt’n and a few other off-the-wall tunes like “Fling Some @#S%” and “A Wa.”
ATM / Sunglasses Blend:
Assailant, “Dirty Money”
Assassin, “Mind of my Own”
Busy Signal, “Blaze Up the Herbs”
Stacious, “It’s Over”
Bling Dawg, “Jamaica, Jamaica”
Fire Linkz, “I Need Money”
Bruk Up, “Sunglasses At Night”
Download: Ghetto Palms ATM / Sunglasses Blend
Then at the end I threw on (literally, like as in needle dropping) a track called “Sunglasses At Night” from dancer-turned-vocalist Bruk Up and NYC’s own Shortman Movements. Bruk’s flow sounds a bit like Ding Dong on Ricky blaze collabo’s like “Badman Forward” or “For Life,” while the hook does to Corey Hart what Blaze did to Depeche Mode on “How Mi Look.” But it works, the track is straight adrenalin, a ragga-soca meets evil NRG track that sounds like it would blend nicely with DJ Mujava’s anthem “Township Funk.” Note to self…
Friday, April 10, 2009
Pressure - 77Klash feat. Matt Shadetek
Thursday, April 9, 2009
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Born at The Victoria Jubilee Hospital and raised in Cassava Piece, Camelle Jordean Brooks affectionately known as “Joey” is the new Reggae/R&B singing sensation for 2009 and beyond. While attending The Queen’s High School Joey always enjoyed the subject of Clothing and Textiles. Meanwhile growing up in Cassava Piece the young songstress embraced a musically inclined childhood, where the Church played a vital role in the development of her music career/dream. At the tender age of 4 Joey recited poems at her grandmother’s Church then at age 8 she was a prominent member on the Church Junior Choir up until the age of 17. This is where she realised her potential to become a songwriter/singer. Joey then became a devoted songstress and wrote and sang her songs at Church functions. After being successful in 8 C.X.C subjects Joey graduated from The Queen’s School in 2002, then attended Institute Of Academic Excellence where she pursued a diploma course in Sociology. Joey, still having that zeal for entertainment and fashion designing decided to join The La Face Modelling Agency after which she went to Miguel Models. This allowed her interest to expand into makeup artistry; The Face Place Institute of Aesthetics was where she attended and so received a certificate of merit for her artistic quality. Being the all rounder that she is Joey also attended classes in Spa Therapy where she became a certified masseuse.2008 was when Joey took her music more serious, where she began recording. She then wrote and recorded her hit single “Heartbeat” produced by Ariff Butler of Bloozick media. “Heartbeat” has created a stir on local airwaves and has patrons dancing up a storm in nightclubs. Following her debut “Heartbeat” Joey wasted no time in following up with another hit single “Emotions”, which is sure to be a favourite amongst the guys. Being the younger sister of David Constantine Brooks more popularly known as Mavado, Joey is following in the musical footsteps of her brother, who has also inspired and motivated her in her musical journey. Joey Brooks has taken on the role of manager of Gully Side Wear and is still making fashion apart of her life. Apart from being a talented, hardworking singer and mother of one, Joey is a charismatic, outgoing, fun loving, jovial individual and the world is sure to love her music and the vibe she takes along with it. Continue to look out for Joey Brooks and upcoming singles.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
D'Jsens aka Jaimelous....born in Kings County,Brooklyn, Nyc now currently residing in Howard County,Maryland by default after college. Now currently you can find D'Jsens spinning at local clubs and sportsbars, Such as Seacrets in Ocean City where he established his name outside out the NYC circuit and now the sound that D'Jsens presents which was learned while growing in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn where where Jaime learned how to rock crowds from the age of 10 years old with sound like Earth Ruler,LP International and Ruffkut.When he first started spinning records in the early 90's with youths like Johnny Killa(Alliance Invasion) in elementary school,Then going on to be a apprentice on the sound Fashion Muzik Stuido where the role as a "box boy" was taken in order to learn what was needed to learn the politics behind the music(Yes there are politics).With years of experience in the music business following including being a former employee of GreenSleeves records, and working with artist such as Yellowman,Sizzla,Spragga Benz,Assasin,Red Sqr Crew,Dennis Brown(YES), Bushman,Barrington,Natasja,Notch,Red Rat,Nah Switch,Scotty P(Jah Works) to name a few and now currently working with Artist/Producer 77Klash(featured song on Madden 08"Brooklyn Anthem").D'Jsens has established his name over the years playing on sounds such as Vigilante,as well as forming the Juggling Sensations in the summer of 1998.In 2005 Jaimelous was recruited by Shortman Movements to be a major part of (Da Movmentz) as D'Jsens or D'Juggling Sensation with the trademark to "keeping the ladies dancing and the bad boys skanking" of playing all genres of music for all occasions and events as well as featuring new and exclusive music...Available for all parties local or abroad.....
Check Out Live In The 352! With Klarc Shepard!
Klarc Shepard Bio
Raised in the streets of Brooklyn, NY, DJ Klarc Shepard realized he was musically inclined early-on, learning to play the trumpet and piano. At 10, he stumbled upon his love for djing after his sister showed him the ropes of turntablism. He took this knowledge to the streets, rocking parties for older crowds.
By 13, Shepard was touring Jamaica, showcasing his skills at local parties. He later landed a job as a radio show host for Pirate Radio in Miami (where he learned the basics of radio broadcasting). During this time, he hosted various celebrity- parties including, Shaggy’s Platinum Party, The Bob Marley Fest, The Mix Show Power Summit Kick-Off Party in Miami and The Caribbean Reggae Fest.
In 2002, Shepard found himself hosting parties and serving as a tour DJ for mainstream Reggae artists. He was working not only in Jamaica, but in Miami and the tri-state ( NY, NJ and Connecticut) area as well. He was a featured DJ at the Radio One Tour where he performed for a crowd of more than 50,000.
In 2003, Klarc Shepard made a name for himself in Gainesville working for Sunshine Broadcasting’s urban- radio station Magic 101.3 (WTMG). He hosted a reggae show during the weekends that eventually was canceled. Shepard used his free time to produce hip hopmix-tapes that garnered attention all over the country. In 2005, the station’s execs caught wind of his success and invited him back as the Mix Show Director.
Two years later, he helped Magic 101.3’s ratings rocket to the number 1 spot in the market. Since then, he’s run the ones and twos at hundreds of parties, clubs and concerts. He gained a loyal following with his Reggae-inspired mix-tape series Radikation, which was one of the first-ever dance hall cds to have 60 plus tracks.
He’s worked with the likes of rappers Lil Boosie, Webbie, Yung Joc, Plies and Devin the Dude on his Ridin High mix-tape series. R&B artists The Dream, Pleasure P (formerly of Pretty Ricky) and J. Holiday have been featured on his Pink Chocolate series. For Klarc Shepard, music is the constant force in his life. Some days, there’s nothing around but music. “Music is my all-day, every day.”
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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FOR MANAGEMENT/BOOKINGS PLEASE CONTACT: (1876)4208862, 1(917)4495856 OR E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Ishawna is the new singer on the rise on the local scene who is set to dazzle the world with her smooth voice and good looks. Christened Ishawna Natalia Smith, she was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in both Brooklyn New York and Jamaica where she attended Canarsie High and Meadowbrook High respectively. She is from a strong musical background being the daughter of outstanding singer Don Angelo, who made a name for himself in the rub-a-dub era singing on King Jammies in the 1980s and 1990s . She is also the neice of the "chosen one" singer Paul Elliot. As a youngster she idolised singers such as the late Garnette Silk, R&B singers Anita Baker, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Natalie Cole, Monica and Brandy. She perfected her craft performing at school and community functions as well as singing at weddings and funerals..........you name it and Ishawna was there to sing it a real star Ishawna always shined. " I was always singing, it was inevitable that I would take it up as a career," she disclosed. At age 15 she was introduced to the New York based singer/producer Ed Robbinson by Junior Demus, a family friend. Through Robbinson she got a chance to record her first proffessional demo, a compilation of five songs, in which she penned herself. In her teens she joined an R&B singing group called Honey Do in New York, which earned her some valid experience performing in front of large audiences. After going back and forth to Jamaica and the United states, she came back in 2005 for good where she met the popular selector/producer Foota Hype who sighting her remarkable talent, decided to guide her musically. "Foota believes in my talent and has opened alot of doors for me." Ishawna pointed out. Since being based in jamaica she has been very busy in the studios. She has recorded singles such as "Baby" produced by Raww Dawg and Baby G on the Yellow Tape Riddim, "All over again" and " He's Leaving You" on the Foota Hype Music Label and Love You So on the Stone Love Label. Her Most recent work is the Single " For You" , which features Demarco. The song has been getting a good response both locally and internationally. Ishawna also did a song entitled "Dreaming of you" for Buggy Productions, which she named as one of her favorite songs. I really love it, you really get to hear my vocals, it is sweet!" she said of the single. Ishawna is currently working on several tracks with Shane Brown including a combination with Bounty Killer, which she predicts will be very hot. As Ishawna looks towards the future she says, " I will be working on my debut album and I want to take my career big on the international scene, that's what I am focusing on."
Monday, March 30, 2009
From the streets of Jamaica to the clubs of the United States, Jamaica’s premiere dancer, Bruck Up has kept busy dancing, and has collaborated with artists like Rupee (7 times platinum song in Europe called “Push It On Me”) Lumidi, and Wyclef John, just to name a few. Adding to his entertainment empire, Bruck Up took a hiatus from dancing and stole away to the studio and has been there for the past several years, finally releasing the first of many tunes, the worldwide summer anthem, “Sunglasses at Night”.
“Sunglasses at Night” is a collaboration with Bruk up and Shortman Movements from The Heavy Hitters, which will be featured on Shortman Movements Summer Scheduled ep " NEW ERA" and is a high energy, certified blazing, up-tempo dance beat which includes the latest swagger lingo, and calls dancers to the dance floor with their ‘stunna shades’.
New York’s premiere DJ, Jabba from Hot 97FM was the first radio DJ to premiere the song to over 9 million listeners who called in to request several ‘pull-ups’ of the song. Since then, “Sunglasses” has been the number one tune download on L3 Music Distribution’s download service which services over 1,000 radio DJ’s worldwide. “I’m overwhelmed by the response to the song”, says Bruk Up, currently in Atlanta. “I just Love to entertain, so singing is another extension of that”.
Later this month, Bruk Up will be shooting the Video for “Sunglasses”. Always surprising us with cameo appearances in celebrity videos, we’ll have to wait and see which celebrity artists will make a cameo appearance in Bruk Up’s video! When asked which Sunglass company will be showcased in the video, Bruk Up laughed saying “wait and see”!
Photo Credit: Christopher Porzio
The name one of Holland's most talented artists goes by: Michael Parkinson a.k.a. Shyrock a.k.a. Rollarocka. He’s presently working on his soon to be released solo material.
After having started his career as MC for AmoLab amongst others, Maikal X was a part of Postmen for nine years (with Anonymous Mis and G Boah).
He conquered Europe with his popular hip-hop/reggae act, performed at renowned festivals such as Pinkpop and Lowlands. He was awarded among other things with a Heineken Crossover award, a Zilveren Harp and the Popprijs on top of having major hits such as ‘Cocktail’ and ‘You Wait’. The debut album ‘Documents’ is still considered one of the best sold hip-hop/reggae albums ever in the Netherlands. Grossing over 70,000 albums sold.
After leaving the group, he became a much sought-after guest artist and worked with a host of Dutch artists. Now he is ready to make his entrance as a solo artist in his own right, with a name which is no longer tied to his musical past but to his future, thus Maikal.
"Michael is my own name, X stands for the different things I am known for, whether it is featuring with Opgezwolle, Extince or U-Niq or my years with Postmen. The names Shyrock and RollaRocka will always continue to be associated with me, and that's alright. In the end it is not the name, but the music you bring out".
In possession of a brand-new contract with the independent record label Rock ..N Vibes, responsible for the success of Ziggi, Maikal dove into the studio with producer Mr. Rude, to record new solo material. His first track is being given away for free on the Internet.
In spite of his successful past, he has a realistic outlook on his musical future. "I see myself as a new artist and as such, I have to prove myself. People are aware of the kind of work I have done throughout the years, but I have long been away from the limelight". Quote Mr. Rude: "It is a blessing to work with Maikal X"