Posts tagged "Portmore Empire"

WATCH THIS: Shawn Storm “My Life” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Shawn Storm "My Life" Official Music Video

Throwback Selection From Kartel’s Co-Defendant

The dancehall world is still reeling from the news that Vybz Kartel was found guilty today. But Adi di Teacha isn’t the only artiste awaiting sentencing for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Portmore Empire singer Shawn “Storm” Campbell, whose alleged text messages played a big part in the case. He hasn’t tweeted from his account since Oct 2011, when he and Kartel were locked up on ganja charges. They haven’t been out of jail and they don’t know the next time they will. In this throwback 2010 music video, he drops profound lyrics over NotNice’s “Gangster City” riddim .”Teacha sign me and me gone now / Everybody know ’bout Sean now.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Intros the Portmore Empire

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Intros the Portmore Empire

The Werlboss Bigs Up His Gaza Affiliates

The year is 2011. Vybz Kartel is a free man at the peak of his fame and success. Shortly after ripping the stage at Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night, he welcomes Boomshots into his backstage tent to meet the members of his Portmore Empire crew, from Popcaan “The Prefect” aka Young World to Vanessa Bling aka Gaza Slim to Sheba “the Diva” and a fresh new recruit named Tommy Lee. Within a few months Kartel would be arrested and the whole landscape of dancehall would shift. Now that Popcaan and Tommy Lee have become major stars it’s fascinating to look back, and amazing to see how things have changed in such a short space of time. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Vybz Kartel Disbanding Portmore Empire

Official Statement From Adidjaheim Records: Tommy Lee and Gaza Slim Moving On To PG13

This morning Boomshots received an official communique from Vybz Kartel’s record label announcing the end of an era. “Adidjahiem Records would like to announce that the outfit known as the Portmore Empire is being disbanded.” After contacting reputable sources to confirm, it appears that the statement is legit. Although producers have continued to release new Kartel songs recorded before his arrest last October, there is no infrastructure in place to keep up with the day-to-day management of artists. The release also included the following statement from Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer…  Read more »

HEAR THIS: JaVinchi “Prayer”

Portmore Empire Singer Flexes On Izes’ “Full Blast” Riddim

“Full Blast” is the latest juggling from Izes, the young producer responsibile for the “Applause” riddim, which sparked Sean Paul’s #1 smash “Temperature” as well as hardcore favorites like Sizzla’s “Run Out Pon Dem” and Shane-O’s “Lightning Flash.” Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ragga Hustle-Nomics 101

Busy, Kartel, and Mavado put forward a dancehall stimulus package.

Even when the Alliance and the Empire can’t seem to get along, there’s at least one thing they can all agree on: Cash Rules. As we struggle with a global recession, it only makes sense to pree their proposals. Run the tracks… Read more »