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See Hot Pics, Video, Review of Canada Cup Clash @ The Palace 09.19.15

By | September 24th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

The first ever Canada Cup Clash featured Hamilton’s King Attarney Sound (featuring new micsman-selector Junior D, alongside DJ and event promoter-Peezo), Toronto’s Steppa Choice Sound (Lumber G and DJ Itchy 1), Germany’s Warrior Sound (featuring one-man army, Mattai), and straight outta the Bronx (NYC), Younghawk Sound (featuring one man MC-DJ, Jami Hype). The clash, originally scheduled at the now defunked On Da Rocks Nightclub (switched later to the Palace), had been promoted for at least five months so [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, Review of Dancehall Tunnup–Spragga Benz & General Degree @ Revival 09.12.15

By | September 14th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

Dancehall Tunnup turned out to be a very nice event last Saturday inside Revival. When I arrived at the venue shortly after 11:00 pm, there was already a steady line up of people outside the doors, many sporting festive moods despite the rain and groggy pre-fall temperatures. I couldn't recall ever being inside Revival before (I'm sure I've been there though), but I immediately took a liking to the venue, a perfect size I thought for the 300 - 350 [...]

See our Hot Pics, Video, Review of Chronixx at Sound Academy 08.21.15

By | August 24th, 2015|2015 Pics, Chronixx, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News, Recording Artists|

As a dancehall journalist I get to see many Reggae shows coming to the Toronto area.  I’ll admit that over the years, I have witnessed the Reggae stage show scene enter into a state of regression in terms of failing to showcase any new or rarely seen before artists, rather there is a high repeat-return factor for the same shows and artists coming to town.  Over the past ten years or so, many artists coming to town are artists that have been [...]

See Hot Pics, Videos and Review of Jambana 2015 (Day One and Two)

By | August 12th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

Our ReggaeMania.com team arrived just before 2:00 PM at the Markham Fair Grounds for Jambana 2015 – Day One. The day seemed promising; the weather was holding up – sunny and hot and everything was well organized at the entry gates. Once inside the grounds, surveying the crowd, it seemed a bit sparse, but, it was early still. The festival kicked off at 1:00 PM. Our crew had already missed a few performances, one being, The Human Rights Band. Backstage, [...]

See our Hot Pics, Videos and Review of Timeless Classics ft Sanchez & Freddie at Sound Academy

By | July 6th, 2015|Entertainment News|

Good afternoon - this is Ron Nelson shouting out all of the fans who attended the TIMELESS CLASSICS concert last night at Sound Academy featuring Sanchez and Freddie McGregor live in concert. The show was a success from all accounts, and by midnight, there were close to 2,500 people inside the venue (mu unofficial guesstimate). In terms of audience dynamics – I should point out that the Timeless audience was made up of an older more mature reggae fan base, [...]

R.I.P “Shaggy” from Morning Ride

By | May 24th, 2015|Entertainment News, Lifestyle, News|

Last Wednesday evening (May 20th), it was reported on the news that 33-year old Marlon Lennox Mason aka "Shaggy", was gunned down in front of his car after leaving a barbeque-birthday party on Campbell Avenue in Toronto's Junction Triangle area (Dupont & Landsdowne).  It is reported that last Wednesday evening, "Shaggy" walked to his car, parked on the street, alone, after saying goodbye to his friends.  A few moments after, people at the barbeque heard gunshots and found Mr. Mason [...]

Goodbye CHRY, Hello Vibe 1055 FM

By | May 13th, 2015|Entertainment News, Lifestyle, News|

So, what’s up with CHRY? If you tuned into CHRY 105.5 FM today, you would have noticed the absence of radio hosts. Since Friday, May 01, 2015, all regularly scheduled programmes have been cut and have been replaced with a computer generated 'urban' music stream that will play continuously (24/7) until a new station - Vibe 1055 FM emerges mid-June. I admit, I was completely caught off guard by all of this. I had not heard anything through the grapevine, [...]

See Pics & Review – Legends featuring Capleton in T.O.

By | April 15th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

Capleton Lights Up Sound Academy Easter Thursday in T.O. The show was called “Legends”, and Easter Thursday in Toronto was highlighted by none other than the “Fireman” himself, ‘legendary’ artist Capleton (St. Mary, Jamaica) bunnin' a sweet fire inside Toronto’s Sound Academy Nightclub.  Just under 1,000 Capleton fans, despite having to wait for a late 2am showtime, would not be let down, as Capleton, backed by the Prophecy Band, put on yet another excellent performance from start to finish, steadily [...]

JUNO Awards History — 4 Wins for Exco Levi ​for “B​est Reggae Recording”!

By | March 17th, 2015|Entertainment News, News|

Thanks to CARAS, Exco Levi is celebrating his newest accolade, the 2015 JUNO for Best Reggae Recording!  On March 13th, 2015, Exco became the only artist in Canadian history to be nominated 4 times for Best Reggae Recording and win! Canada's top honor was handed out in Hamilton, Ontario at the 44th annual ceremony.  Voted by members of CARAS (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), the organizing body agreed that "Welcome the King" (produced by Kheilstone Music) is the [...]

Vybz Kartel Is Incarcerated But Not Silenced

By | March 17th, 2015|Entertainment News, News|

Last Friday the 13th of March signified one year of the "nightmare of King Street" (for Babylon) as Kartel still reigns supreme for all 365 days since conviction... From @ghettopublisher / Kartel Co-Author @realgazawriter There was champagne all over uptown Jamaica on March 13, 2014; politicians jockeyed to take credit for it; the police released statements of joy; some fanatical pastors and bourgeois Jamaica sang praises – March 13, 2014 was the night a jury disregarded and ignored tampered evidence, [...]