Posts tagged "Noisey Jamaica"

Reasoning with Chronixx:
“I’m Not Ashamed of My Weaknesses”

Reasoning with Chronixx: "I'm Not Ashamed of My Weaknesses"

Di Steam Ministah Talks Coachella, Roots & Chalice Mixtape, and Controversy With his “Big Brother” Vybz Kartel

Just after his historic performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Di Steam Ministah sat down with Reshma B for an exclusive interview. They speak about the challenges of being an artist in a material world, the joy of performing live, and how he sees himself as only being in his “infancy” as an artist, as he puts it: “baby stage.” Chronixx talks about being booked on Damian Marley’s 2016 “Welcome to Jamrock Cruise” and goes on to name some of his “Big Brothers” in the reggae music fraternity, mentioning names like Jr. Gong, Mavado, and Vybz Kartel. Chronixx also addresses the controversy surrounding his comments on a recent VICELAND TV show “Noisey Jamaica,” explaining that he overstands the fact that the media is more concerned with clicks and views than with telling a fair and balanced story. “Artists have to be artists, media have to be media. I can’t make the media determine how I feel.” Videos After The Jump… Read more »

Chronixx Bigs Up Vybz Kartel, Burns Out Ignorant Bloggers and VICE Media

Chronixx Bigs Up Vybz Kartel, Burns Out Ignorant Bloggers and VICE Media

Was Di Steam Ministah Misrepresented On Noisey Jamaica?

“I will never dignify untrue and twisted publications made by a media who only seek to create headlines which drag artistes and their supporters through the valley of disunity and division,” said Chronixx in a new Instagram post. “It is all a part of the overall effort to divide our music, divert our creative focus and incarcerate the legends of our music- ‘To divide and rule is their only plan,’ he continued, quoting Sizzla Kalonji and Jah Cure. ‘I a nuh fool.'” The post was apparent response to media reports that Chronixx compared Kartel to a “cannibal” in a recent TV program called Noisey Jamaica. “Vybz Kartel himself has done a lot of good things in life, I must say,” Chronixx was quoted as saying in the program, which aired on the new network VICELand. “Gangsterism, cannibalism… because Vybz Kartel over time became a cannibal. When you listen to his music it is very cannibalistic.” Chronixx took to IG to clarify his remarks and to castigate “ignorant bloggers” and media outlets that sow discord rather than overstanding. Full Statement After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Noisey Jamaica “Tommy Lee Sparta”

Snoop Lion’s Dancehall Documentary Continues Its Gaza Trend
The first two episodes of Noisey Jamaica’s dancehall series focused on Vybz Kartel and Popcaan, and the Gaza trend on part three, which features “the Anti-Christ of the dancehall,” Tommy Lee Sparta. His “Uncle Demon” persona has made him easily the most controversial character in Jamaican music, hot with the kids and dissed by older dancehall diehards. In a dimly lit room, Tommy Lee opens up in this interview. Be afraid. But it’s not all fun and games and scary makeup. The former Leroy Russell says he can’t return to his home in MoBay because of his success, as police have now branded him a don. “I can’t even get to see my kids them,” he says. “I can’t go to my place. I have to let them come visit me at a hotel when I have shows and those things. They don’t want me to go into my place. They say I should stay away from there and I don’t know why.”  Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Noisey Jamaica “Popcaan”

Snoop Lion’s Dancehall Series Turns Its Attention To The Hotskull
Today Noisey premiered the second episode in its dancehall series, Noisey Jamaica, executive produced by Snoop Lion. This time we meet Vybz Kartel protege Popcaan as he performs his hits, chills with Shabba Ranks, and walks us through Jamaican club culture and fashion. The rising star was most recently featured on “Lighters Up,” one of Snoop Lion’s new tracks off his reggae album, Reincarnated, and will make an appearance in the upcoming music video for the track! Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Noisey Jamaica “Vybz Kartel”

The First Episode Of Snoop Lion’s Dancehall Documentary Series Goes To Gaza
Episode one of “Noisey Jamaica” focuses on the Werlboss. Although there’s no interview with Kartel—whose trial date was recently postponed again, this time until May—we do get a few words with Dre Skull, who produced the album Kingston Story, and some Gaza youths who want to see Kartel free. We also get a very interesting conversation about how Kartel encourages girls to “quint” their muscles during sex. All in all an entertaining start. Video After The Jump…
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Snoop Lion Exec-Producing a 10-Part Series On Dancehall

“Noisey Jamaica” Will Seek To Explicate “One of the Most Misunderstood Music Scenes of All Time” 
Yesterday Noisey premiered a new 10-part series devoted to the culture of dancehall called NOISEY JAMAICA. The series is executive produced by Snoop Lion and will feature such artists as Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Popcaan, Tommy Lee, Tifa, Spice, Konshens, Gaza Slim, and I-Octane. The online series premieres next week but you can check out the trailer right now. Video After The Jump… Read more »