Sep 27, 2016

Queen Ifrica Performs At Madikizela-Mandela’s 80th Birthday Celebration

On Sunday afternoon the street in Soweto, South Africa was painted green and gold  as the ANC Women’s League hosted a mega party for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s 80th birthday celebration.

Queen Ifrica and South Africa’s Hugh Masekela were some of the performances at the celebration.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela turns 80, the latest milestone in the remarkable life of South Africa’s most prominent revolutionary. 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a South African activist and politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League

Sep 26, 2016

Vybz Kartel Still The King On Billboard

Vybz Kartel’s latest album King of the Dancehall is currently the top-selling album from a dancehall artiste on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. According to Itunes store, King of the Dancehall has, to date, sold 3,249 copies since its release 15 weeks ago. It sits at number 19 from the latest tally. 

The album debuted at number two in June. Over the past week, the album moved 54 copies. The week before it sold 93 copies.

The other dancehall album ranked on the latest Billboard chart is Alkaline’s
New Level Unlocked. Released 26 weeks ago, the set is at number 31. It had debuted in the number one spot.

To date, New Level Unlocked has sold 2,578 copies. It sold 26 copies over the past week.

Ele Trunk Son Of Elephant Man Regrets Leaked Dis-Track

Ele Trunk Son of  Dancehall international artist Elephant Man Regrets Leaked dis-track.

In a ONSTAGE TV interview with Winford Williams, he stated that he doesn't want anything from his dad.

Jamaica heard about an alleged paternal dispute brewing between Elephant Man and one of his many children, well that child who goes by the name Ele Trunk is an upcoming recording artiste who joins us right now to talk about his own career and the alleged threats received from Elephant Man.

Prince Buster’s Children Brawl Marred His Funeral

In sharp contrast to the accepted principle of Islam being a religion that preaches peace, the sons of late ska pioneer Prince Buster marred his funeral yesterday when they engaged in a verbal brawl that almost became physical outside the Islamic Council of Jamaica on Camp Road in St Andrew.

The uproar occurred just after Sheikh Musa Tijani concluded the brief Muslim funeral rites.

At the centre of the fracas, which saw the siblings hurling insults at each other, was the final resting place of their late father.

The ska legend had apparently asked to be buried at May Pen Cemetery in his West Kingston community.

During the verbal clash, the entertainer’s son, Saladin Ali, was heard saying that his father made the request when he was extremely ill and was not thinking straight.

However, his younger brother, Kareem Ali, later told the source at May Pen Cemetery that he was simply respecting his father’s wishes.

“It was my father’s wish to be buried here and we had to honour it,” he explained. “We granted his wish and purchased two plots for him and my mother. Others wanted him to be buried at Dovecot or National Heroes Park, but he came here in 2014 in a wheelchair and requested that his remains be buried in West Kingston. How could we not respect his wishes?”

All signs of the dispute had disappeared by the time the funeral procession got to May Pen Cemetery, with well-wishers giving some of their fondest memories of the entertainer. As shovels of earth concealed the pine coffin, the small gathering, which included Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and musician Bongo Herman, gave their renditions of some of Prince Buster’s most popular hits.

Minister Grange later hailed the late ‘Godfather of Ska’ as not only an extraordinary musician, but one who was very true to his roots.

“Prince Buster has been laid to rest and has gone to rest with the angels. He stuck with his faith and his family, which included all of West Kingston. He was true to his roots, and where we are standing now is one of the most historic sites in the English-speaking Caribbean,” she said.

The minister also stated that plans are underway to renovate and develop the cemetery into a memorial garden.

“We are very passionate about the development, as we will never turn our backs on West Kingston and the people. We are all good enough to be buried here. Some prominent Jamaicans are buried here,”
she said.

Entertainers Lloyd Brevett and Don Drummond of The Skatalites fame, as well as West Indies and Jamaica cricketer Collie Smith are among the famous Jamaicans interred in the cemetery, which is located between Horizon Adult Remand Centre on Spanish Town Road and Tivoli Gardens High School on Industrial Terrace.

Born Cecil Bustamante Campbell in West Kingston, Prince Buster got his start with Clement ‘Sir Coxone’ Dodd’s fledgling Studio One sound system before branching out to start his own sound system, Voice of the People.

He produced the Folkes Brothers’ famous 1959 hit Oh Carolina that featured the Nyahbinghi beats of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.

Oh Carolina is said to be the biggest seller in the Voice of the People catalogue.

The Buster catalogue is one of the most formidable in Jamaican popular music. His hits include Hard Man Fi Dead,

Wash Wash, Judge Dread, and Blackhead Chiney man.

Prince Buster, who was 78 when he died at Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida on September 8, is survived by his wife Mona, 19 children, and numerous grandchildren.

A special tribute to the legendary ska icon was held at the Institute of Jamaica Auditorium in downtown Kingston following the burial.

Sep 25, 2016

Shawn Storm - Party Night - September 2016

New Single From Di Sivva Shawn Storm Called ''Party Night'' Of The 47th Floor Riddim Produced By Sean Izzle Records. 
September 2016