Monthly archive August, 2009

HYPE TV Top 20: Jah Cure On Top

What’s Really Poppin’ In Yard? Jah Cure & Phyllisia’s Duet “Call On Me”

The rootical singer Jah Cure has been “Longing For” a big hit tune ever since becoming a free man two years ago, and now the Danger Zone artist has reached the top spot on the Hype TV Charts with “Call On Me,” his sultry duet with Phillisia. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Charly Black Interview

Reasoning With A Rising Star Backstage at Reggae Sumfest 2009

HEAR THIS: Charly Black “High Grade”

Multitalented Singer Drops Big Bad Ganja Tune Pon The Full Up Riddim

Coppershot Productions has a hit on their hands with Charly Black’s big bad ganja tune called “High Grade.” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Major Lazer “Pon De Floor”

Skerrit Bwoy Stars In a Dazzling Digital Daggering Dramarama.

First time we heard it on the Major Lazer album, we thought it was a Kartel tune called “Bestest Wine,” but looks like Di Teacha nah represent for da one yah. So them send for the one Skerrit Bwoy. Him well fit and flexible, but mad, sick, head no good. Read more »

HYPE TV Top 20: Elephant Man Holds The Faith

What’s Really Poppin’ In Yard? The Energy God says “Hallelujah.”

Even the Energy God has to call on a higher power from time to time. And once again Elephant Man is making a joyful noise on the Hype TV Charts with his gospel-flavored track “Hallelujah” perched in the #1 position for yet another week. Read more »

Tarrus Riley Spreads The Reggae Virus

“Much Better Than The Swine Flu” says Tarrus, a Singer On A Mission

Today’s Sunday New York Times calls Tarrus Riley a “Reggae Singer With A Legacy, A Following, And A Mission.” I know this because I wrote the blasted piece. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Usain Bolt Homecoming Jam

World’s Fastest Man Brings Olympic Gold Back To His Old School In Trelawny, Jamaica
The first time Usain Bolt brought Olympic Gold back to Jamaica, the party tun up. Tony Matterhorn,Ravers Clavers, and Mystic were all there to celebrate the moment—and Boomshots was there too. Video after the jump.
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WATCH THIS: L.U.S.T. “Let It Be” Live in MoBay

Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody, & Tony Curtis Bless The Place

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Father God is there for me, speaking words of wisdom: Let it be.” Read more »

Thriller U Pleads For Help Finding Murderer

Grieving Father In Florida To Support Wife and Catch Daughter’s Killer

Thriller U spoke to TV news reporters yesterday; His daughter Nikita was 15.

“Just put yourself in my shoes, having someone you loved so dearly, someone that you grow from a baby, growing up so decent, to be murdered.” Read more »

Prayers For Thriller U After Family Tragedy

Singer’s Beloved Daughter & Wife Innocent Victims of Senseless Shooting

Thriller U in recent years and on his classic 1986 debut album for Jammy’s.

We didn’t want to believe it yesterday when a very reliable source told us that Thriller U, the veteran dancehall singer and member of the Jamaican harmony super-group L.U.S.T., had lost his daughter in a brutal Florida homicide that also left his wife severely wounded. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Sean Paul & Estelle “Come Over” LIVE

Estelle Nices Up Sean Paul’s Imperial Blaze Release Party in NYC

The biggest dancehall star on the planet celebrated the release of his fourth album Imperial Blaze last night with a sold-out show at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Queen Ifrica “Mek Me Grow”

The Fyah Muma Is Not Rampin’ With Kartel’s “Virginity” Argument.

In keeping with a long dancehall tradition, Vybz Kartel has made a habit of pushing the envelope of lyrical propriety. But even for Di Teacha, “Virginity” was a highly controversial track. Read more »