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See Hot Pics, Video, Review of CA Rumble Road To World Clash @ La Victoria 01.28.17

By | February 1st, 2017|2017 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, Lifestyle, News|

Click Here (or image above) to See the CA Rumble ReggaeMania Video Footage CA RUMBLE @ La Victoria Banquet Hall 01.28.17 If you missed CA Rumble – Road To World Clash (Saturday January 28th @ Victoria Banquet Hall), I can safely say that you missed a really exciting event.  This much anticipated clash featured six top Canadian Sounds – in order of appearance; Outcast, Soul Survival, King Attarney, Twin Starr, Steppa Choice, and finally, Mystic.  The winner of the 5-Round [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, Review of Alkaline @ Sound Academy 06.25.16

By | July 19th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News, Video|

There’s no doubt about it – Earlan Bartley aka Alkaline, has a solid and rapidly growing fan base in Toronto.  Love him or hate him, this 23 year old Jamaican Dancehall superstar, trademarked by his tattooed eyes, sex-symbol status and distinctive sing-jay style, is the artiste currently running Dancehall in 2016.  Now, on a beautiful Saturday night inside Sound Academy (Toronto), about 1,800 of his loyal fans would pack up Sound Academy to witness a fast paced and actionable 35-minute [...]

See Video, Review and Hot Pics of Elephant Man & Cocoa-Tea at S.O.R Music Festival 06.05.16

By | July 15th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, Music, News|

My bad – previous obligations prevented me (and Lisa West) from arriving early enough to cover all of the S.O.R (Summer of Reggae) Daytime Music Festival event held outdoors at Toronto’s  Wild Water Kingdom.  A late arrival meant that we only saw the tail end of Junior Reid’s show, followed by Cocoa Tea then finally Elephant Man; we arrived too late to see performances by Demarco, Wayne Wonder, Mad Cobra, Kranium, as well as a Renaissance Disco, Stone Love Sound, [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, and Review of Luciano live @ Opera House 04.09.16

By | April 13th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News|

The Opera House had a healthy turnout last Saturday April 9th, as the one and only Luciano backed by the Riddim Up Band (alongside Fujative – who I did not see due to my late arrival), were headliners for a fundraising concert purposed to support ‘programs for Dr. Roz’s Healing Place – a women’s and children’s shelter’.  The show was a Pucca.ca Promotion, also featuring DJ African Star, and was hosted by Julian King (CanadianReggaeWorld.com).  Here is the info the [...]

International Music Artist ALANDON Releases “1980” Exclusive Dancehall Music Video

By | February 11th, 2016|Entertainment News, Lifestyle, News, Video|

Watch "1980" Video by Alandon International music artist ALANDON has released his new music visual for the bubbling inspired dancehall anthem "1980" , premiered on The Fader and featured on DanceHallSoca.net, HipHopWeekly, ThisIs50, and AllHipHop.  Although born and raised in the Waterhouse neighborhood of Kingston Jamaica, the video was shot in Alandon's current home of Hartford Connecticut and features the likes of superstar dancer BLACKA DI DANCA who works regularly with Diplo's Major Lazer massive. In a recent conversation with FADER MAGAZINE Alandon stated quote:  "We [...]

See Video & Hot Pics, Listen to Clash Audio, Read Review & Interviews from #U.S. Rumble Sound Clash @ Club Amazura

By | October 18th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, Lifestyle, News|

Well people...what a weekend!!!!! ReggaeMania.com (represented by Problem Child) arrived in New York Friday night...and immediately went to Miss Sally's Restaurant (owned & managed by Soul Supreme) to get a piece of her World-famous pudding before heading over to Amazura Niteclub (the venue with the 25ft LionHead on the front facade of the building that you cannot miss at the corner of 144th pl and Archer Ave in Jamaica, Queens, NY) for sound check. Both Taranchyla (Poison Dart) and Ajax (Blunt Posse) were [...]

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 [...]

A Call for Action for Marlon Lennox aka Shaggy – Please make a donation to help his family!

By | June 5th, 2015|Lifestyle, News|

The murder of Marlon Lennox Mason, a father of five and community volunteer at CIUT 89.5 FM, has devastated his family, friends, colleagues, fans and loved ones. It has sent shock waves through their beings and turned worlds upside down. A call to action for Marlon Lennox Mason, a.k.a. Shaggy Please make a donation   to help his family! All donations can be made through  Scotia Bank transit #24182 account #0518182 Rookie Danger, Shaggy & Scabba GSteady Vybz Toronto's 18th Homicide [...]

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, [...]