Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Sean Paul will finally tie the knot with his girlfriend and prominent Jamaican media personality, Jodi ‘Jinx’ Stewart. According to recent reports, the Grammy-winning artiste will marry the long time Reggae Entertainment Television (RETV) host in a private ceremony later this month. Words are that those invited to the wedding don’t even know the exact location of the wedding and a shuttle will be used to carry persons to and from the unnamed venue.
Prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Busy Signal has scored another major accomplishment on his international resume as he’s joined forces with prominent rock and roll group, No Doubt. Having previously collaborated with several other Dancehall stalwarts, No Doubt has merged with the singer on a new single entitled, “Push and Shove”. The joint effort will become the lead single on No Doubt’s fifth studio album which will be unveiled on September 25, 2012 according to the legendary band.
Beenie Man has publicly confirmed his stance regarding gay and lesbian critics. In a video posted via the official YouTube page of Rototom Sunsplash, the self-professed King of Dancehall issued a statement explaining his personal stance regarding the gay and lesbian communities. Citing recent problems while trying to secure work, Beenie Man made it perfectly clear that he has no personal issues with homosexuals. “Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one. I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race, regardless of which religious belief you have, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gays and lesbians,” he said. According to Beenie Man, the growing tension between himself and the gay/lesbian community stems from songs he did dating back to the early 1990s, when he first became a household name. “Do not fight against me for some songs I did 20 years ago,” he said. “There is no one in this world is the same as they were 20 years ago, I know I am not…But now I know that people live in this world that live their life differently from my life. I still have to respect and love human beings,” Beenie Man said.
Almost a year after severing ties due to controversial circumstances, incarcerated Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel and prominent American businessman, Corey Todd are set for a reunion. According to media reports, the former business partners will be reuniting to carry out a recent business deal that was agreed to between the two parties. According to Todd’s publicist, both Kartel and Todd have agreed to unveil several products, including the revival of Street Vybz Rum. Additionally, it was revealed that Todd and Kartel have been exchanging letters since the Portmore Empire deejay was arrested and later charged with murder, drug and obstruction of justice related charges last fall.
Rexton Rawlston Gordon, popularly known to fans as Shabba Ranks is set to perform at the “Adidas Jamboree” concert, Randall’s Island, New York on Saturday, June 9th. The concert – which will serve as a 50th anniversary celebration for both Jamaica and Trinidad – will take place at the conclusion of the annual Adidas Grand Prix where Caribbean track stars including those from Jamaica will compete – Louie Grant, VP, Irie Jam Radio said, ”This is Shabba’s first outdoor performance in New York in two years and fans can’t wait to see the Grammy winner on the Adidas stage, representing for Jamaica whilst ushering our Caribbean athletes off to the 2012 London Olympics this summer.”
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Red hot dancehall artiste Konshens continues his assault on the music scene with his latest single and video “A So Mi Tan”. “A So Mi Tan” has been ripping up the airwaves in recent weeks. It is the latest in a string of hits from Konshens who debuted in 2007 with the number one smash, “Winner” . The video for “A So Mi Tan” has been released to television stations across Jamaica and the Caribbean.
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Hip News Artiste For This Week Is Elephant Man & Lady Saw! Courtney Mac a feature the latest song from the two Prominent Deejays, the latest single is called “Si Dung Pon It” This is definitely one of the songs to watch for this summer. The single will surely be a winner among the authentic dancehall lovers especially with the help of the classy High Definition video.
50 Cent aroused concern from fans in the Twittersphere recently when he revealed he had checked into a hospital. The G-Unit general didn’t specify what was ailing him, but tweeted photos of himself reclining in a hospital bed with an IV in his arm. DJ Drama, who has been working with Fifty on a new Gangsta Grillz mixtape, told reporters that the rapper and mogul had come down with a stomach virus.
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