Dancehall artiste Gaza Slim has distanced herself from at least two Facebook pages and an Instagram account which have been created on her behalf. According to reports, the pages are sending messages to the artiste’s fans which do not represent her views and she wants to put an end to it. The singer claims, some deceitful persons have been using the profiles to broadcast rumours that she was involved in a fight at a courthouse and this is not true. In an interview with E Zone, the artiste stated that she would never tarnish her reputation to take part in a public squabble and she wants persons to desist from spreading this lie. She allegedly also took the opportunity to rubbish claims that she was in an argument with Vybz Kartel’s common-law wife, Shorty. The artiste is currently riding high with the success of her latest single called ‘Whine’ that has raked up over 200,000 views on YouTube, and she was also featured in a song called ‘Children Are Our Future’, which denounces crimes against children.
QQ And Rosie
Rosie has collaborating with Dancehall artiste QQ for a song called Tutty Gran Wine. Reports are that sometime last week; QQ posted a short video on Instagram with Rosie talking about the ‘Tutty Gran Wine’ dance move and song, and in another video where Rosie did the dance move in which she shakes her head with her hands raised while moving her hips from side to side then confessed that they are in studio working on ‘Tutty Gran Wine’. In an interview with E Zone, QQ admitted that his father GQ approached him with the idea to do something with Rosie. QQ said the song will be released soon but so far Rosie has done her intro and he has done some sections of the song. Since her television interview that went viral, Rosie has appeared on Reggae Sumfest 2013 Dancehall Night alongside Dancehall artiste Lady Saw and she was also featured in an advertisement for Ity and Fancy Cat Show.
E Zone understands that the Ministry of Youth and Culture has released a statement expressing remorse that the Grand Gala stage was used by reggae artiste Queen Ifrica as a platform to express homophobic comments. According to the Ministry, it is now reviewing the system of contractual engagement of artistes and suppliers for national events as well as improving quality control to ensure there is no recurrence. The statement reads: There were prior discussions with all artistes about the expectation required of them during the show. The Grand Gala was an opportunity for celebration through the artistic display of the performing arts as a vehicle to help the nation reflect not just on the many hurdles we have overcome as a nation, but also to reinforce the value of coexistence, unity and respect for one another as part of a cultural revolution in the nation. The Ministry of Youth and Culture sought to produce and execute a Grand Gala show that traced our rich history and culture while charting the future of Jamaica as the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business. Artistes were therefore selected based on their ability to authentically recount and portray the various phases and periods of the “Emancipendence” journey of Jamaica. The Ministry is reviewing the system of contractual engagement of artistes and suppliers for national events as well as improving quality control to ensure there is no recurrence.”
Vybes Kartel Book
Princeton University is one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions and often vies with Harvard in debates about the top University in the United States of America. 92% of its applicants are rejected and it serves as the alma mater for at least 2 US Presidents, current first Lady Michelle Obama and the founder of Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos. Albert Einstein is known to have frequented the University and now Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel and Michael Dawson’s book Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto sits on its shelves despite resistance in Jamaica to do the book.
Reggae artiste Gyptian is about to release the track Stock and Pile, which arguably is one of his better offerings since his 2010 smash hit Hold Yuh. Stock and Pile is due for release digitally on August 13. It was produced by New York based Jamaican born producer Adrian Hanson and Peter Harrison. Stock and Pile tells the story of Gyptian having access to a number of females and being able to maintain them. In a release to E Zone, Hanson spoke about his experience working with the gold selling international artiste.
Nicki Minaj doing dancehall in performance
American rapper Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend, Safaree, recently performed several dancehall songs during her set at the Barclaycard Wireless festival. According to the Young Money rapper, she grew up listening to dancehall music and she proved this claim by doing renditions of some of dancehall’s most popular hits. She started her set with Beenie Man’s Who Am I, then going on to Vybz Kartel’s Tek. For this song she received a huge roar of approval from the audience. “Mi know sey wi have children inna di place, suh mi cyaan give unno too much of dat,” she said, then went on to perform Tony Matterhorn’s Dutty Wine. She then sang Dutty Love by Jamaican born rapper /reggae artiste Sean Kingston before concluding her set with Hold You by Gyptian. After getting an encore for her effort, she said to the audience, “I didn’t even believe that you guys knew these reggae songs, so make some noise for yourselves”.
Vybz Kartel’s lawyer Christian Tavares-Finson has said that the Crown does not have a good case regarding the death of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams because there is “no body, no DNA and no video, and no pictures”. Tavares-Finson, who was instrumental in securing a not guilty verdict for the dancehall star.
Word on the street is that Lady Saw has announced that she will be doing a Heels On remix with rapper Flo Rida, who recently performed on Reggae Sumfest International Night.
Serani has come a long way since starting out as a keyboard player in a backing band at the turn of the millennium. After graduating through the ranks of the dancehall business as a session musician and then as part of hit-making producer DASECA, Serani had a hand in the production of Sean Paul’s Billboard smash We Be Burning, as well as producing the Dutty Wine riddim and a lot more besides. Serani took the microphone in his hand in 2006 and has sold over 400,000 singles since, including Billboard-charting No Games. He has once again returned to his producing roots. Caribbean Drop riddim features two tracks, Fire Want Wood by Rockstone Media’s Deep Jahi and a track by Serani that is based on the “One Drop” female dance craze sweeping Jamaica’s dancehalls.
E Zone International
Chris Brown suffered a seizure at a music studio in Hollywood recently, at around 1 a.m. someone from the Record Plant recording studio called the medical emergency 911. Brown refused medical treatment and wouldn’t go to a hospital. Breezy reportedly suffered seizures as a child. He has yet to confirm or deny the story. A rumored medical emergency adds another potentially stressful item to Brown’s already packed plate. His ongoing legal troubles came to a head when he was charged with hit and run, revoking his probation stemming from the 2009 assault on Rihanna.
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