New Single from Ras Penco - Most High
TEFLON freed of all charges!!!
Popular dancehall entertainer Shaniel Watson, aka Teflon, was freed of charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition when he appeared in the Port Maria Circuit Court yesterday. High court judge Bertram Morris dismissed all charges against the accused, citing several discrepancies in the evidence against him. During his summation, Judge Bertram Morris said that "the practice of tampering with evidence is such a sore point" and added he had no choice but to give the benefit of the doubt to the entertainer. He warned the accused to be careful in the future.
Allegations against Watson are that on August 28, 2008, a team of police from Area Two headquarters went to his studio in an area known as 'Yard A Love' near Oracabessa, St Mary. It was further alleged that the entertainer was spotted with a black strap bag over his shoulder when he was accosted and searched. During the search, a .45 pistol loaded with seven rounds along with an iPod and camera was taken from the bag. Watson was later arrested and charged.
Source : Jamaica Star (Jul. 11, 2009)
Writer: Nedburn Thaffe (Staff Writer)
New Release from Bescenta - Too Much Killing
JOVI ROCKWELL & RAS PENCO TEAM UP FOR NEW HIT
NEW YORK, NY (RHONA FOX, INC.) - Labelmates Jovi Rockwell and Ras Penco team up for a collaboration that is a sure hit for both entertainers. The Uprize Music artists bring together Rockwell's pop/rock flavors and Penco's reggae riffs on "I Am For You," a fusion that will find fans in both the pop and reggae worlds.
Rockwell has been busy working on productions for her upcoming debut album on Epic Records. She's also been steadfast promoting her brand and doing interviews, most recently with Vibe.
Penco has seen his own recent success, topping the reggae chart in Jamaica last week with the #1 hit "Thousand Miles," (Jamaica Weekly Countdown). The video for the single is currently making it rounds on video countdowns as fans get familiar with the rising reggae star. Penco fans can catch him in action at the upcoming BEST OF THE BEST concert on May 24 in Miami, where he joins the cast as one of the only two reggae artists on the bill.
Say what you want to say about him but Prince Pankhi really loves his Caribbean women. He blew up last year with the single, My Jamaica girl, which peaked at #4 on the CVM Hitlist chart and in the top ten on the Jamaica Music Countdown chart. Now, he is expounding on the virtues of Caribbean women with his latest single, Caribbean Girl.
'Women from the Caribbean are some of the most beautiful girls on the planet, so I just wanted to express that in song," Pankhi said. The versatile Pankhi also dabbles a little in dancehall as his single Earthquake Shook a Shook is also making waves in the music world, and another single, Free and Single, is also gaining popularity.
"I try to remain versatile by challenging myself, I can deejay on any beat because music a music, My Jamaican Girl is the single that make the world know about me because it got good promotion to reach the furthest, but I will always endeavour to make good music to educate and entertain the masses," he said. It is the kind of single that people fall in love with every now and then, a wonderfully-produced traditional love song with an island feel, it is a song carved in reggae oak: solid and powerful. The song has been blowing up on the radio since its release and the video has been a fixture on most video stations across the island.
"Yea, everywhere yu go, yu hear the song, it kinda overwhelming and gratifying at the same time. People love the vibes, dem love the video, and we get some good airplay on it, GT Taylor, Richie B, Amber, Gary G ah play it, so mi give thanks," he said. Based in the US, Prince Pankhi has been coming to Jamaica regularly in the last few months to focus more on getting his music promoted in the island. Born in Westmoreland, he grew up in Papine before migrating to the US several years ago. Ever since he inked a deal with Otis Riddim Records, Prince Pankhi's career has taken off like a Roman rocket and he has gained more fans in Jamaica and overseas.
"Jamaica is always mi yard so mi travel back and forth but it is always good to come back and get a groundation," he said.
He has done several shows in clubs and entertainment spots in Virginia, North and South Carolina, New York. He also opened for Capleton during a 35 state US tour a few years ago, and has done several dates in Europe, including a two-and-a-half week trek through France, Germany, Italy and Spain with Capleton a few years ago.
"I just try to keep it positive and be creative enough so that people can know about rastafari even while I try to educate and uplift the people. The world is in a dark place right now, especially Jamaica with the high crime, the child abuse, the gangs and other criminal activity, I and I just want to use good music and keep the yutes dem positive," Pankhi said.
Pankhi's followup song, Waiting Fans on the Otis Riddim Records/I Entourage label is also getting favourable airplay and video was shot by popular director Archie Caparchie.
The versatile Pankhi also dabbles a little in dancehall as his single Earthquake Shook a Shook is also making waves in the music world, and another single, Free and Single, is also gaining popularity.
"I try to remain versatile by challenging myself, I can deejay on any beat because music a music, My Jamaican Girl is the single that make the world know about me because it got good promotion to reach the furthest, but I will always endeavour to make good music to educate and entertain the masses," he said.
Written by Claude Mills