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The Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture in Toronto – Photo Exhibition

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:26+00:00 January 29th, 2013|2013 Events, Entertainment News, News|

The Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture in Toronto Photo Exhibition TORONTO - On February 1, 2013, Lesia Bailey, Photojournalist, Motivator and Advocate mounts her second photo exhibition aptly named "The Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture in Toronto".  This exhibition is featured as part of TD Then & Now 2013 Black History Month Series. Where: Fourth Eye Gallery, 438 Parliament Street, Toronto, (416) 519-6456 Why: To expose the good, bad and ugly of a often maligned and misunderstood music that originated [...]

Delly Ranx Shares ‘The Next Chapter’ With The World!

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:35+00:00 December 12th, 2012|Entertainment News, News, Uncategorized|

Dancehall and Reggae veteran Delly Ranx has released his music video for "The Next Chapter" and fans can’t get enough.  Shot entirely on location in Kingston, Jamaica, Delly teamed with Terminal 4 Media to create a story depicting various stages of Delly’s life.  With an opening scene of a book’s pages turning, the video takes a first look at the artist speaking with a humorous impersonation of Larry King whom Delly calls 'Harry King', then throws back to recording sessions [...]

Grammy Nominees Announced for ‘Best Reggae Album’ Category

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:35+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Entertainment News, News|

There were fifty-three entries for the Best Reggae Album - only five made the cut.  The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees for Best Reggae Album are... Rebirth Jimmy Cliff [UMe/Sunpower] Miracle The Original Wailers [MRG Recordings] Tomahawk Technique Sean Paul [VP/Atlantic] New Legend - Jamaica 50th Edition Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters [Mondo Tunes] Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill Toots And The Maytals [Metropolis Recordings] In the Music Industry, winning a GRAMMY is the highest honour.  [...]

Hot Pics – The Night Before Global Clash – King Klepto Send-Off @ Borderline 12.07.12

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:35+00:00 December 10th, 2012|2012 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News|

Ten years ago, I went to New York for World Clash and witnessed Rebel Tone winning the championship. Disappointed that I would not be attending Global Clash this year, I found myself heading down to Borderline (18 Automatic Dr., Brampton) on Friday, where a last minute "send-off" for King Klepto Sound (the only Canadian Sound on Global Clash) had been advertised (blasted by BBM) featuring a barrage of local clash sounds who were supposed to pass through to 'pay [...]

King Addies Handed Global Clash Title After Supreme Walks Out of Tune Fi Tune

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:35+00:00 December 9th, 2012|Entertainment News, News|

Congratulations to King Addies! - winner of Global Clash 12.08.12 (Brooklyn, NY) - featuring Heavy Hammer (Italy) vs. Soul Supreme (USA) vs. King Klepto (Canada) vs. Madd Squad (Jamaica) vs. Risky Dise (Japan) vs. King Addies (USA) and hosted by Bobby Konders from Hot 97 FM. also congratulates our own King Klepto who was the final sound to be eliminated before 'tune fi tune'. In the 'tune fi tune' finals (King Addies vs. Soul Supreme), Soul Supreme jumped ahead [...]

Toronto welcomes CEEN to Rogers Cable Channel 684

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:36+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Entertainment News, News|

Canada welcomes CEEN Television (Caribbean Entertainment Everyday Network, pronounced "seen") to the Toronto market.  The Jamaican Television Subscription Network made its Toronto premiere on the evening of Thursday November 29th on the Rogers Cable TV Network on Channel 684. CEEN currently airs a popular one-hour daily Caribbean News Program covering news from across the region and also features international sports & special event coverage, popular and exclusive music videos, talk shows, news magazine programs, dramas and three early morning shows.  [...]

Reggae Singjay Eek-A-Mouse Deported – Facing Extradition

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:36+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Entertainment News, News|

Reggae artist Ripton J. Hylton, known as “Eek-A-Mouse,” has been deported from Paraguay and faces extradition to North Carolina on four year old charges, police say. Kill Devil Hills police reported that Hylton had left the country sometime after his arrest back in August 2008, when he was charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree rape and possession of cocaine.  According to police reports, a 23 year old woman was held against her will by Eek-A-Mouse at a motel, but, [...]

Terminal DG releases “Glasses Dark” Music Video – Madd!

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:37+00:00 November 30th, 2012|Entertainment News, News, Video|

“It’s all about people having fun, no need to promote crime.  Bad man dem a 'ave fun and a good time, but, jus' don't cross the line”. Terminal DG's - "Glasses Dark" music video was officially released today.  Not only is this one of the best songs out there on the Duffle Bag Riddim, but, it was one of the first songs on the riddim.  It carries an entity of its own - 'everything dark'!   When asked how he [...]

Tommy Lee Sparta Camp Lash Out Against ‘False Claims’ And $1.5 Million Dollar Lawsuit Threat by Canadian Promoter!

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:37+00:00 November 30th, 2012|Entertainment News, News, Recording Artists, Tommy Lee|

On Monday November 26th, broke the news that Jamaica’s hottest artist, Tommy Lee Sparta, alongside his manager, Heavy D (Heavy D Promotions) and his booking agent, Jackie Baker (Borderline Production Inc.) were being sued by Canada’s CVR Entertainment Promo after a show that was scheduled for December 15th at the Kool Haus in Toronto was pulled by the aforementioned parties due to alleged ‘fraudulent’ cheques that were issued by Canada’s CVR Entertainment Promo as deposits for the show.  The [...]

David Rodigan resigns from Kiss FM after 22 Years!

By | 2017-09-17T10:23:38+00:00 November 22nd, 2012|Entertainment News, News|

Big Up the Independent - who broke the story earlier today that England's celebrated DJ David Rodigan has resigned from his Kiss FM radio show after serving on that station for 22 years.  Sir Rodigan's reasons for resigning were in protest to what he called Kiss FM's "continuous 'marginalisation' of Reggae music in the (programming) schedule".  David Rodigan, it seems, despite being a decorated radio broadcasting veteran and legendary sound clash sniper recognized worldwide and adored by even the toughest [...]