Tag: Jamaica

Jayda Cheaves & Gregory Wright Plead Guilty To Illegal Firearm In Jamaica, Fined JM$800K

Jayda Cheaves and her friend Gregory Wright both plead guilty to illegal firearm possession charges in Jamaica and were hit with a hefty fine or face jail time. American Instagram model and entrepreneur Jayda Cheaves and popular businessman Gregory Wright appeared at the Gun Court in St. James on Wednesday morning, where they pleaded guilty to two firearms weapons charges. Jayda and Wright were released on bond after being arrested on Monday for having their American licensed guns – two Glock 9 mm pistols and ammunition on them that they brought from the United States to Jamaica while on vacation to celebrate Jayda’s 24th birthday. Both were detained after attempting to leave the island on Monday and remained to attend court to answer to charges of illegal possession of ammunition and ille...

Bounty Killer Lands Starring Role In Jamaican Crime Drama Movie

Bounty Killer is set to make his feature film debut after landing starring role in an upcoming movie set in Jamaica. It’s been a bumper year so far for Bounty Killer, and the legendary veteran is continuing his welcomed reemergence. He’s already announced that his album King of Kingston will be ready in December, and now comes news that he’s set to star in an upcoming feature film. The film, which has not been titled yet, is being produced mostly by the 9Z film company. That company is headed by Nigel Dixon and is set to be a crime drama set in Jamaica. The movie promises to attack several societal issues on the island. According to the Star, who reached out to Bounty, he is extremely excited to add this new skill to his resume. For him, the most important thing is gettin...

Tanya Stephens Shares A Prominent Dancehall Artist Sexually Assaulted Her

Tanya Stephens revealed a prominent dancehall artist sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager. In a recent IG Live session with Shannon Mack, reggae singer Tanya Stephens took to Instagram to reveal descriptions of her sexual attacker. The descriptions sent fans into speculation mode as they searched the reggae scene looking for the perpetrator, which she disclosed. The topic at hand was brought up as Tanya expressed how much of a “strange” place Jamaica was, she then went on to say that even though she loved her country, many horrible people roam the streets. The concern within Tanya’s voice could be heard throughout the Live as she vouched for all the females who went through and are going through the same thing that she did at age 17. “First of all, the fir...

Jamaican Police Charged Jayda Cheaves For Gun Possession, Released On Bail

Jayda Cheaves and her entourage member, Gregory Wright, were formally charged by Jamaican police for firearm and ammunition possession. The American YouTuber and popular businessman Gregory Wright have been released from police custody in Jamaica on station bail. Local police arrested the pair after two 9mm Glock pistols were found in their baggage as they attempted to leave the island. It appears that the two had brought the guns into the island, which were undetected but were picked up on the radar as they went through customs to depart the island. On Monday night, Jayda Cheaves updated her followers that she was fine. “ACT NORMAL,” she posted on her Instagram Stories. “I’m good for now y’all,” she added in the same post. It’s unclear if she is still on the island, but she and Wright hav...

Jayda Cheaves Addresses Arrest In Jamaica For Gun Possession

Jayda Cheaves has broken her silence after she was arrested in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on suspicions of gun possession. The Atlanta Entrepreneur and Instagram model, who is also the mother of a child for rapper Lil Baby, was reportedly arrested on Monday (September 27) afternoon in Jamaica as she tried to make her way back to the United States. According to several news outlets, Jayda Cheaves, who also goes by Jayda Wayda and Wayda, was on the island on vacation for her 24th birthday. However, she was detained Monday afternoon by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) along with members of her entourage after they attempted to leave the island. Two guns were in their possession, which led to them not being able to leave Jamaica. Sources within the JCF say that the team which flew in...

Popcaan, Beenie Man, Lil Ike Supports Raheem Sterling At 1962 Clothing Brand Launch

Raheem Sterling drew out some top dancehall stars for the launch of his 1962 clothing brand. The English footballer launched his clothing line 1692 last week Wednesday night at the London Fashion Week, where fans, including a number of celebrities like Popcaan, Beenie Man, and Lila Ike, were able to see pieces in the collection. Raheem Sterling‘s company’s first drop for AW21 collection pays homage to his homeland Jamaica. It is named after one of the greatest events in modern Jamaican history, the infamous 1692 earthquake. This 1692 earthquake sunk two-third of the city of Port Royal, which was then a major pirate hub called “the wickedest city in the world” for being the haunt of the buccaneers. For Sterling, 1692 has particular significance as it also made way for Kingston to beco...

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Widow Gives Update On His Funeral

No date has been confirmed for the funeral of legendary producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry as yet. However, his widow Mireille Perry is hoping to announce a date soon, especially since she’s due to return to her native Switzerland in the next seven days. Mireille made the comments while talking with the Observer. She added that she would need to talk to Jamaica’s entertainment and culture minister, Olivia’ Babsy’ Grange, as she and some family members are unclear about the new rules concerning funerals in Jamaica. The island recently introduced new rules to stem the surge of Covid 19. Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, announced on September 18 that funeral services would be allowed, but with a maximum of 20 persons, including mourners, clergy, an...

Ayesha Curry Says Popcaan Is Her Favorite Artist To Listen While Cooking, Steph Curry Reacts

Dancehall artist Popcaan had a laugh at the Curry’s expense as he reacted to Ayesha Curry stating that she loves putting on Popcaan’s music while cooking. Ayesha is of Jamaican heritage, and she never fails to promote and share her love for her culture, which also includes getting down and bussing a wine to her favorite dancehall bangers from Popcaan. In 2019, the Curry’s made headlines at a Jamaican-themed birthday party Steph threw for Ayesha, which saw her getting down on the dance floor to her favorite tunes from Konshens, who performed at the event. Ayesha is a talented Chef and businesswoman, and she shared in a recent interview that she loves listening to music while cooking. “I’m really into like Popcaan and I just love to like buss a wine while I’m cooking,” Ayesha said while laug...

Nicki Minaj Is The Bob Marley Of Trinidad Says Her Cousin

One of Nicki Minaj’s cousins in Trinidad and Tobago thinks that she deserves the same kind of recognition that Bob Marley has received for his contributions to culture and music in Jamaica. The search has been on for Nicki Minaj’s infamous cousin, who was referenced in her tweets last week as being witness to the effects of the Covid-19 vaccine causing testicular swelling in a friend leading to his fiancé canceling the wedding. However, the media has been able to track down another cousin of the Trinidadian-born rapper, and he is defending his cousin despite her tweets which many viewed as promoting conspiracies about the vaccines. Minaj’s cousin, who identified himself as Michael Daniel, 39, of St. James, Port of Spain, spoke to journalists from local newspaper the Trinidad Express ...

PM Andrew Holness Not Ruling Out Vybz Kartel Being Vax Ambassador

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that Vybz Kartel may have a key role in the government’s continued efforts to vaccinate the majority of Jamaica’s population by 2022. So far, just about seven percent (7%) of the island’s people are fully vaccinated. While the government has been trying to vaccinate persons, there has been a high number of people against taking the shot, which is said to help persons from either getting the virus or having minimal reactions. A recent study showed that anti-vaccination rhetoric and conspiracies were rife among the population, with the majority of people against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. However, the Prime Minister believes that Vybz Kartel, who is one of the most influential entertainers on the island, might be able to assist in getting more persons ...

Tion Wayne – West End Lyrics

[Intro: Young Adz & Tion Wayne] Be my best friend, racks in the west end I’ma take a flight with you I need more, tea for the west end (C’mon, c’mon), fuck all your best friends Girl, I got my eyes on you Yeah, T Wayne from the, yo (Yeah) [Verse 1: Tion Wayne] It’s like you love to make it all the bop, you’re with the drama (Yeah) Every time I’m vex, you’re my answer (You’re my answer) I know I’m, due a lot of karma I ain’t Peter Parker, but my ting better than Rihanna (Than RiRi) She don’t know we stеppin’ with some killers (Uh-huh, uh-huh) Love it whеn we sex up in the mirrors (Uh) Pop down, couldn’t buy you slippers (Yeah) But she don’t even care about no figures It’s long (Yeah), she don’...

Love & Hip Hop ATL: Safaree Is Tired Of “Fake” Deadbeat Dad Narrative

It’s the season of co-parenting drama, as Safaree joins Summer Walker and London on da Track, who both took to social media recently to vent about parenting dramas. Safaree Samuels has seemingly gotten fed up with his deadbeat dad narrative, and he took to the Twitter streets to let out his frustrations. In his tweets, Safaree addresses fans’ criticism of him partying in Jamaica while his child was in the NICU, as well as the storyline that he was unaware of Erica Mena’s pregnancy. In his first tweet, he stated, “I’m sick of this fake a** narrative too like I’m a dead beat. I don’t want a Treat for being with my kids but don’t act like I’m not with my kids becuz y’all don’t see it. My kids live in a mansion and that’s ...

Usain Bolt Explains Why Sha’Carri Richardson Is Good For Track & Field

One of the highlights of the recently concluded Olympics in Japan was the healthy rivalry between U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson and most of Jamaica’s female track and field team. What started as rivalry soon descended into a mean-spirited back and forth between the two countries. It did, however, peak more interest in track and field. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, believes it was all good for the sport. As the world waited with bated breaths for the showdown at the Olympics, news emerged that Richardson was suspended for a month because she failed a mandatory drug test. She was kicked off the U.S. team after testing positive for marijuana, which is banned from the Olympics by the World Anti-Doping Agency. She was given another chance to prove her mettle when she faced the Jamai...

Bounty Killer Foundation Donates $300K To Claude ‘Big Stone’ Sinclair For Heart Surgery

After almost three decades in the entertainment industry, Bounty Killer has made it his duty to give back to those in need. Through his ‘Bounty Foundation,’ the deejay continues to make a change in the lives of community members and colleagues. One of his latest contributions is to the C.E.O of Big Stone Records and Productions, Claude “Big Stone” Sinclair. Mr. Sinclair, who is also a veteran Philanthropist and Humanitarian, has been ailing for some time from a serious heart condition that had left him hospitalized earlier this year. Big Stone had posted several videos on social media seeking donations to assist with his surgery. In one video, he explained that he needs an angiogram examination which costs over $600,000, and an angioplasty surgery costing up to $1 m...

Alkaline’s “Top Prize” Debut At No. 2 On Billboard Reggae Chart

Alkaline’s new project debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart this week after a smooth rollout. The Vendetta deejay’s latest album Top Prize is performing well a week after its release, selling almost 3,000 units of track sales and streams. The album was first released on May 14 and is now at the No.2 place on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart. Alkaline is among a few independent artists within the dancehall space and has seen chart success with his first album New Level Unlocked, which debuted at the top of Billboard’s Reggae Chart, something no other artist has managed to achieve since Shaggy did in 2000. The 14-track album moved four places up the charts since the week started- at first debuting at No. 56 on the album sales chart. However, his album sales are currently 1...

Bounty Killer Reacts To Murder Of 6-Year-Old Boy, Insist Dancehall Not To Be Blamed

Bounty Killer used the recent murder of a 6-year-old boy to illustrate why dancehall music isn’t to be blamed for crime. The dancehall icon has never been afraid to speak out on social issues affecting Jamaica. Bounty Killer, also known as the “Poor People Goveror,” has used his platform to speak out against injustice, crime, corruption, among other issues plaguing Jamaican society. The May 17th murder of 6-year-old Jadaine Miller, reportedly by his 15-year-old cousin, is one of the latest viral incidents piercing Jamaica. Dancehall legend Bounty Killer sound off on his Instagram on Tuesday, May 18, where he shared his views about the viral killing, questioning Dancehall music’s impact on this kind of violence in Jamaica. “Music causing all these Dominic Acts ...

Teejay Taps Gyptian & Bremmy FZ – “Uptop Wine (Wine for Me)”

Teejay and Gyptian link up for a new party anthem. Summer is on, so call up a friend! Unsure of just how to spend your time during the lockdown this summer? Teejay, Gyptian, and Bremmy FZ have teamed up for a laidback, melody-filled song and video which explains just how to ensure those hot summer days are filled with loads of fun. The Uptop Boss and Gyptian make a luxurious house/villa their adult playground. The handful of natural-bodied females parading around the venue engage in everything from a game of pool to chillin’ by the pool. Island themes, button-downs, shorts, bikinis, and drinks flowing in abundance mark the order of the day, and the men behind the lends, David P, and director Angelo B capture every moment of it. While summer is known for its numerous parties and outdo...

Bounty Killer Blast Dancehall Artists Supporting Criminals Amid Police & Gunmen Shootout

Bounty Killer did not hold back on giving his opinion on the violence currently gripping Jamaica. The dancehall legend speaks out after receiving the news of a shootout that took place earlier today on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston that left two gunmen dead and another in custody. The shootout, which took place at a rather busy intersection in the Kingston 5 area around midday, was captured by a curious onlooker who was standing out meters away from where the shots were being fired. The “Benz and Bimma” recording artist took to his Instagram account to let his 815,000 followers know just how he felt about what had happened. “Moments after this took place on Waterloo Rd two likkle mascaraed go meet them Waterloo the little youths them have no rawt_d sense today”, B...

Sean Paul Explains How His Single Mom Inspired One Of His Biggest Hits “Rockabye”

Sean Paul has revealed that his 2016 collaboration with Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie, “Rockabye”, was one of his favorite collaborations, as he shared a personal connection to the track. The “Temperature” deejay opened up about his favorite collaborations during his recent sit down with Yendi Phillips. Sean Paul, whose real name is Sean Paul Henriques, explained that his favorite collaboration was with Rihanna, but he highlighted that “Rockabye” with Clean Bandit was quite personal. Rihanna’s collaboration stood in his top 3 because, unlike other collaborations, Rihanna showed significant interest by visiting and touring Jamaica with him, which made the song much more than just a musical collaboration. “Most collabs I do, I either travel abroad or I do it over the internet. But I met her (...

Boom Boom Says Skillibeng Now The Top Dancehall Artist But Lacks Versatility

Skillibeng has, no doubt, continued to aim high and make moves in the entertainment industry. But talks about the artiste’s declining song quality are once again popping up. Veteran selector Boom Boom recently expressed that while he believes Skillibeng is the “big name in Jamaica right now,” the deejay should steer clear of the same flows he has been using repetitively on many of his songs. The “Billboard Selector” made an appearance on TVJ’s Entertainment Report, which took place on Friday (April 30). Boom Boom, whose real name is Marlon Wizard, also recommended that the “Crocodile Teeth” deejay also reduce the number of tracks he has been releasing progressively. “Me caan hide him glory. A Skilli a the man right now,” Boom Boom said. But when E.R. host Anthony Miller asked if he believe...

Bounty Killer Cosigns Senator Damion Crawford’s Take On Dancehall & Crime

Bounty Killer seconds a Jamaican senator’s take on the correlation between crime and music. The ongoing debate in Jamaica concerning the impact of dancehall music on the country’s high crime rate has welcomed opinions and arguments from figures in both the entertainment and political industry. While the members of the proposition and opposition seemed to be clearly established as the government and dancehall community, respectively, a opposition senator recently did an interview on a very popular music entertainment platform where he shared an opposing view to the Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s controversial take. According to Damion Crawford, who is the vice president of the opposition political party, there are no statistics to support the notion that music has negati...

Dancehall Legend Baby Cham Calls Jamaican Gov’t Bias For Easing UK Travel Ban

Baby Cham speak on the Jamaican government lifting UK travel ban while ignoring the entertainment sector. Most sectors of the Jamaican economy, like many other countries around the world, have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment sector has staggered and tried as best as possible to keep up with the restrictions put in place to safeguard the country. With restrictions looking to be relaxed soon for UK tourism, veteran dancehall artist Baby Cham is making his feelings on the way the government handled the pandemic known. He posted a clip of his recent track called “Lockdown” on Usain Bolt’s Clockwork Riddim. He made sure to include his more explicit lyrics in expressing his feelings on Instagram. He also made his feelings known with the caption atta...

DJ Khaled Link With Jamaican Legends In “Where You Come From” Visual – Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton

DJ Khaled managed to get four of the biggest legends in dancehall in one video fitting as an ode to Jamaican culture. On the heels of the launch of his 12th studio album, DJ Khaled has dropped a new video for the single “Where You Come From.” The video for the song, which features a star-studded line-up of Reggae veterans, dropped on Saturday (May 1) on all major platforms. It has already started to do major numbers, racking up some 360,000 views on YouTube in just 5 hours. The track features heavyweights Buju Banton, Capleton, Barrington Levy, and Bounty Killer. In a post on Twitter, DJ Khaled celebrated the artists coming together, stating, “WHERE YOU COME FROM VIDEO out now on @vevo !! Let’s be CLEAR! All these artists have NEVER collaborated on one record before. This is HISTORY. JAMAI...

Tory Lanez Previews Fire Remix Of Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” – Listen

Tory Lanez has proven time and time again that he is the king of remixes, and he continues his reign with another fire dancehall collaboration through Skillibeng’s cross-over hit “Crocodile Teeth.” The Canadian rapper/singer shared a video of himself jamming to the new, unreleased joint to his Instagram page, and fans have already been calling for the official release. “@skillibeng #CrocodileTeeth …… should I drop this or leave this in the stash ???? … I think it’s fire tho … word to @ovoroxx cornrows,” the Toronto spitter declared in the caption. Throughout the remix, Tory Lanez name-dropped dancehall veteran Beenie Man among others. His actions led to a forward from the dancehall king himself, who commented fire emojis on the In...

DJ Khaled – WHERE YOU COME FROM Lyrics

[Intro: DJ Khaled] We The Best Music Murda We di best Another one (Ooh, fyah) Don’t need the rest (Ah, wah dem seh, wah dem seh, wah dem seh) DJ Khaled [Chorus: Buju Banton & Barrington Levy] If unu mess with we, you a go see a million We natty congo long, jus like the Amazon Spliff big like gas cylinder, man a beat like gong One question Dem seh, “Hey natty dreadlocks, a where you come from?” Hey! Hammer beat, bwoy retreat wen him hear di ting slam Dem sеh dreadlocks no play inna no bangarang An anywhere wе go, we ‘tan strong Hear dat Alright then (Cho, cho) [Verse 1: Capleton] Nuh pass your place and nuh cross di line An no ask me where me from, ’cause me no hard fi find An di nation wi stand up at di cost fi mine Right now me a go roll up another spliff...

Vybz Kartel Proclaims His Love For Shorty In New Song “Love Ya Babymom”

Vybz Kartel proclaims his love for Shorty in a new track dedicated to the mother of three of his children. The dancehall hitmaker is showing love to the mother of his kids in a major way with the release of the official audio for his single “Love Ya Babymom.” The track was uploaded to his YouTube channel on April 29. The dedication to Tanesha is also a “Message to all real man,” as per the song’s lyrics. Ironically, the song is produced by Short Boss Muzik, which is operated by the leading lady in question. In typical Vybz Kartel fashion, the song opens with him singing Tanesha’s name, he then goes into the chorus, which reflects on the couple’s time together. Kartel sings, “Love Yah Baby Mom / Look how far me and Shorty coming from? / And I ...

Romeich & Health Minister Tufton Debunks Vaccine Conspiracies On IG Live

Romeich Major is encouraging persons to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the Coronavirus, which has killed millions of people worldwide and has caused countries across the world to shut down as a measure to contain gatherings in an effort to stop the spread of the contagious viral infection. In a live video chat on IG with Jamaica’s Health Minister Christopher Tufton, Romeich disclosed that he and the entire Romeich Entertainment team, including Shenseea, have been vaccinated. According to Major, vaccination is needed to get back on track to restart the economy. “I am a human being that lives in Jamaica and I love the country, and I can tell you this and I want you to pass this onto the teams that makes decisions, yes, Corona I very dangerous and it is affecting us,” he said. “...

MP Lisa Hanna Bats For Ganja Lab And Gets Support From Entertainers

Jamaica announced that it would authorize a regulated medical marijuana industry and decriminalize small amounts of weed in 2015, but they are yet to cash in significantly like other countries in the world. In the US, where a similar approach was taken in multiple states, Forbes Magazine reported that the marijuana industry had raked in US$17.5 billion in 2020, which represented a 46% increase from 2019. Jamaica’s industry hasn’t scratched the financial surface like this. Just two months ago, Jamaica faced a shortage of the herb due to an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers. She added that the island faced heavy rains, which were followed by a drought. Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna may have come up with a solution to help aid the indust...

Rich The Kid & Jay Critch Checks In With Popcaan & Skillibeng In Jamaica For New Music

Rich The Kid and Jay Critch checks in with dancehall giants Popcaan and Skillibeng in Jamaica. Rich The Kid and Jay Critch are the two latest international rappers to touch down on Jamaican soil. Their visit begs the question, “Is this just a vacation or are they up to some musical mischief?” While the answer to that question has not yet been given by the artists, the two are hanging out with Dancehall deejays Skillibeng and Popcaan, and that is enough evidence for fans to surmise there is an upcoming collab. Last Friday, April 16, Rich The Kid posted a video on Instagram jamming to Skillibeng’s hit single “Crocodile Teeth,” and just a day after, the rapper posted pictures of himself and Skilli hanging out, captioned, “TOP SHOTTAS.” The latest additions to the crew, Popcaan and Jay Critch,...

Mr. Lexx Responds To Criticisms For Trashing DJ Khaled

Mr. Lexx is clapping back at criticism from inside dancehall for trashing DJ Khaled on Twitter. Despite the backlash Mr. Lexx has been receiving for the past four days, the dancehall veteran is standing by his contentious comments hurled at We The Best Music chief DJ Khaled. On Monday, August 12, the “Full Hundred” deejay made a tweet that has since developed controversy across Jamaica and its entertainment industry. “Every time Khalid come yah a di same artiste dem him use and di song dem nah hit. Kmt yea I said it,” he tweeted. This comment did not sit well with some members of the public and at least two members of the dancehall industry. Popular selector Bishop Escobar and veteran producer Gussie Clarke defended the Grammy-winning producer, saying he has the right to work with “whomeve...