Ms. Triniti’s and Vybz Kartel’s hit single Lockdown is slated to premiere on Jamaican television this week.
After an extensive delay, the much anticipated video for Ms. Triniti’s and Vybz Kartel’s hit single Lockdown is slated to premiere on Jamaican television this week. The video was released earlier today on YouTube and has already been garnering strong reviews. For those of you can’t wait for the broadcast on your local TV stations, Noel McKinson, CEO of Powermack Promotions, and Bolan, the production team at Heart to Art Music, suggest that you check out the link to the official video on YouTube at YouTube_HearttoArt . To view the YouTube HDversion, select the 720p option.
McKinson and Bolan are expecting the video for Lockdown, which is being described as a masterpiece from Russian director Vladimir Maslakov and as the Teacha’s best video to date, to top video charts across the Caribbean before making inroads on major networks outside the region. And speaking of Kartel, the launch of the video for Lockdown should help brighten the mood on the Gaza Strip, which has been plagued by rumors of infighting and by a spate of defections from the Portmore Empire, and deflect attention away from the Teacha’s leading roles in some X-rated clips that have been circulating over the internet.
On a related note, Heart to Art and Powermack are also using the premiere of Lockdown, which has just been added to Reggae Gold Japan, to relaunch the promotion for Deewaan’s Socaton Riddim, which features the aforementioned Lockdown and Rude, a new single from Nando (featuring Paashot). Rude will be available as a free download at MySpace_Heart to Art until April 15.
We must also congratulate Deewaan, whose remix of Lady Gaga’s Just Dance, was belatedly accepted as an official remix in November 2009. Rude is another spicy combination from Deewaan that looks set to make a name for Nando, a son of legendary Jamaican jockey, Winston “Fanna” Griffiths. Rude is the first single from Nando’s debut EP, Look at all these Girls, which is slated for release on May 7, and which, along with Lockdown, will also be included on the compilation, Heart of Reggae, which is due out on April 30.
Heart of Reggae is a cooperative compilation among Heart to Art, Barry O’Hare’s World-a-Muzik, Father Romie’s Exodus Nuclear Records, and Deejay Jay. It will feature current hits from stars such as Capleton, Anthony B, and Vybz Kartel, along with classics from reggae stalwarts such as Luciano and Bushman. Bolan believes that in this era where major-record companies are becoming less relevant to independent music producers, it is incumbent upon such producers to forge alliances with each other to market and distribute their products globally so as to be able to eke out a livelihood in this competitive and dynamic digital distribution and consumption age.
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OCEAN SPLASH - THE REFIX JAMES BOND BEACH MAY 2ND
MAVADO - AIDONIA - PRESTIGE -TWIN OF TWINS - DING DONG - RDX AND MORE FOR CELEB FOOTBALL MATCH & CONCERT AT JAMES BOND BEACH MAY 2ND
International Dancehall Superstar Mavado
KINGSTON, JA/NEW YORK, NY (Ms. RAINE INC): Since Ocean Splash '009 was cancelled due to December's torrential down-pour at James Bond Beach, entertainment firm Triple T Production returns with a brand new power-packed line up for Ocean Splash - The Refix, a celebrity football (soccer) match and concert on the shores of 'Agent 007's' signature spot in Oracabessa, St. Mary on Sunday, May 2nd.
International Dancehall superstar Mavado will be one of the featured performers at Ocean Splash Refix live concert, which also includes Dancehall diva D'Angel , the 'gangstress' Stacious, Roots Reggae soldiers Prestige, I-Octane, Vybrant, and Fyakin, Erup, Tiana, Hawkeye, and Bryan Art.
Famed dancers Dyema, Iyla, and Back It Up from the island's weekly Dutty Fridaze street party, will adding flavor to the dance party which will feature popular sound system Jam Rock and Dutty Fridaze's Slim J and Fire 20.
Comedic Duo Twin of Twins
Lead by team captain Dancehall deejay Wickerman, the Ocean Splash celebrity football team - Prestige, Aidonia, Twin of Twins, Ding Dong, RDX, I-Octane, Vybrant, John Hype, Fyakin, Delly Ranx, Mad Cobra, Captain Barkey, Tony Curtis, Lukie D, Jigsy King, Galaxy P, Mega Banton, Beetle Bailey, Ninja Kid, Little Chris, Mitch, Teacha D, Mr. Peppa, Kashu Man, Higher Boukie, Stikki, and Blacka Pride - will take on Oracabessa's local champions the 007 All-Stars to kick off the day long festivities, which also includes special giveaways and prizes.
"After Ocean Splash '009 was cancelled in December, everyone kept insisting that we set a new date - the players, performers, media, people who wanted to come to the event -the response was overwhelming," says Triple T Production CEO Tasz Smith. "I named this event Ocean Splash -The Refix because we remixed the line- up to enhance the event. The addition of Mavado, Twin of Twins, Stacious, Ding Dong, and Erup definitely brings an extra edge. In addition to his original role on the celebrity team, I-Octane will also be performing, which gives the stage show a nice balance. This time we 're-fixed' the show so that it is exactly right."
Ocean Splash - The Refix will be held on Sunday, May 2nd at James Bond Beach in St. Mary. The event features with Mavado, Aidonia, Prestige, Twin of Twins, Ding Dong, D'Angel, Stacious, Wickerman, RDX, Mad Cobra, Erup, Captain Barkey, Lukie D, Tony Curtis, Delly Ranx, Vybrant, Mega Banton, Beetle Bailey, Jigsy King, Mr. Peppa, Teacha D, I-Octane, Galaxy P, Ninja Kid, Little Chris, Mitch, Stikki, Kashu Man, Higher Boukie, Blacka Pride, John Hype, Dyema, Iyla, and Back It Up. Pre-Sold tickets are currently $1,000 (JA), more at the gate. Gates open at 10:00 AM.
Roots Reggae Artist .
Prestige. Ocean Splash - The Refix is sponsored by Caribflex.com, Yardmassive.com, CWtv, Rhona Fox Inc, G-D-Mani, DocMac Entertainment, Outaroad.com, Eye Collection, DancehallReggae.com, Twin Thumb Promotions, Irie Dale Inc., One876Entertainment.com, Major Links Entertainment, and Ms. RAINE INC. ###
For tickets and more information, contact Triple T Production at 876-419-0141 or 917-617-0874 or Tasz114@gmail.com. Visit www.tripletproduction.com.
Roots Reggae Artist
Internet scam affects Jah Cure - Money collected under false pretence for dubs, shows
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
Continuing on a disturbing trend, reggae artiste Jah Cure was a victim of an online scam recently.
His publicist Robert Nesta Morgan said the fraud was detected last week after Jah Cure's manager Delmar 'Della Danger' Drummond received a call.
"Delmar noticed it last week when a promoter from Belize called him asking for the dub that he paid for. Delmar was shocked. He told them to notify the police," Morgan told THE WEEKEND STAR.
He said the perpetrator has been using the social networking website, Facebook, to collect money illegally. Morgan said the crook directed persons wishing to get dubplates, jingles, general info and 45s or make bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org, which is an email address that does not belong to Jah Cure.
"Dubs are very expensive and can cost as much as J$1.3 million (US$15,000) depending on the artiste. We know of one person so far. We don't know who else might have been a victim 'cause nobody else has approached us," Morgan said.
"Nothing like this has ever happened with Jah Cure before. All we can do is go to the police. We can't refund what we didn't take."
Since the incident, Drummond, who is also the CEO of Danger Zone Music Group, has issued a statement via his Facebook page.
victim to impersonation
In it he said: "Please note that the Facebook page that uses the email address, email@example.com, is a fraud page. It has been brought to my attention that the scammers on this page are trying or have collected monies from potential clients of mine. Please 'only' Danger Zone management or Sobe Ent, along with Caribbean Ent, are authorised to handle Jah Cure's bookings. My sincerest apologies to whomever has fallen victim to this scam."
Morgan said an email was sent to the Facebook owners yesterday reporting the incident. And, the page also disappeared late yesterday evening.
Selector Foota Hype also fell victim to impersonation on Facebook only last month. The person on his fake profile seemed to be collecting money and was also causing other problems.
"I have received calls from foreign, weh people a ask me bout how mi a look dem woman pan Facebook, people calling me bout how must I be putting disrespectful comments about dem on my Facebook page, which I have no idea about because I have no Facebook profile," he told THE WEEKEND STAR.
But Jah Cure and Foota Hype are just the latest victims of Internet fraud. Last year, Twin of Twins and Laden suffered a similar fate on another social networking website, Myspace
GET READY FOR BEST OF THE BEST!
Sunday - May 30, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Best of the Best Press Office
MIAMI, FLORIDA - Now a Memorial Day weekend tradition, The Best of the Best International Music Festival returns to North America's favorite holiday hotspot of Miami, Florida and back in its home venue of Bicentennial Park, on Sunday, May 30, 2010.
Best of the Best sets the stage each year as the ultimate showcase of urban music and is presented by Miami-based lifestyle promotions company, JBJ Entertainment. Profiling the stars of Caribbean music - from dancehall, reggae and soca, the festival also thrills fans with the top acts in hip-hop, rap and R&B. Past years have included the likes of Flo Rida, Rick Ross, Diddy, T-Pain, Jeezy, Akon and Wyclef Jean.
Multi-platinum Grammy-Award winner Shaggy is excited to join this year's incredible lineup, which includes Gucci Mane, Mavado, Serani, Bounty Killer, Baby Cham, Mr. Vegas, Anthony B, Demarco, Gyptian, Tony Matterhorn and the New Kingston Band, just to name a few, with more artists to be added in coming weeks.
"I think Best of the Best is dancehall's premiere concert series," reveals pop reggae superstar Shaggy. "It promotes dancehall to the masses and every year it continues to evolve and set the highest standard in that respect. It's awesome to come back and perform for the holiday crowd this Memorial Day weekend." Shaggy previously headlined the festival back in 2007.
The show takes place at Bicentennial Park, located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. Park gates open at 1:00 pm and show time is set for 1:30pm sharp. The 10-hour event does not end there. Everyone is invited to the official Best of the Best After Party, at Bongos Nightclub (located behind the American Airlines Arena), immediately following the show.
Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster and bestofthebestconcert.com, as well as select locations across Florida and New York City. For more information, log on to www.bestofthebestconcert.com or call 1-305-438-9488. Please direct all press inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamaica Int. Kite Festival 2010 APRIL 5 @RICMOND ESTATE ST.ANN Jamaica
going to Jamaica,this Year 2010,you and your family have to go visit the Kite Competitions,you have to check out Jamaica Int. Kite Festival 2010,one of the biggest show in jamaica,big line up, and guest performance by :ShAGGY MACKA DIAMOND FREDDIE MCGREGOR CHINO LADEN GEORGE NOOK,FEEKEZ &VIILA DUTCH,KIPRICH ,
RITCHIE STEPHENS,ANTHONY CRUZ,I OCATANE CHARLEY BLACK,JUNIOR REID ,KHAGO,LUST,QQ,DADA,WASP. TYRICAL,COPPER CAT,SOPHIA SQUIRE,NEVILLE LLINDO,BROWN SUGAR,JIMMY RILEY,STACIOUS
Jamaica Int. Kite Festival 2010 APRIL 5
@RICMOND ESTATE ST.ANN Jamaica