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Rygin King Back In The Studio

7945810684?profile=RESIZE_584xAFTER being sidelined by gunshot wounds for months, Rygin King is back in studio. The dancehall deejay posted a picture of himself on Instagram to announce his 'return to the office'.

“Give thank fi life,” Rygin King wrote, along with a praying emoji.

 

His colleagues I-Octane and Chronic Law were very supportive and posted several praying emojis. Deep Jahi referred to “powers” of a supreme being in his response.

 

International footballers Leon Bailey and Raheem Sterling also sent their best wi

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Legendary Reggae Singer Toots Hibbert Dead At 77

7904232887?profile=RESIZE_710xLegendary reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert died in the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on Friday evening. He was 78.
The singer had been admitted at the hospital last week Monday and was in a medically induced coma.

Claude Mills, Hibbert's publicist, confirmed the singer's passing.

"Jamaica has lost a great cultural icon. The soul of an age has died," he told Observer Online a short while ago.

"The family is asking for privacy at this time as they are going through a v

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Beenie Man Mourning Death Of His Mother

7899702268?profile=RESIZE_710x'Mama Lilieth' the mother of international dancehall artiste, Beenie Man,  passed away on Thursday. Rohan 'Blue' Smith, Beenie Man's brother and manager, confirmed the news.

"Yes, it is true. Mama Lilieth passed away. She was about 63 years old. Miss Lilieth Sewell was hospitalised in July after she suffered a series of strokes. Since the news broke about her death Beenie Man, has deleted all the posts on his Instagram account, 

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7839180266?profile=RESIZE_584xSeveral lyrical battles post Beenie Man Verzuz Bounty Killer, and it has been declared that the title of 'Best Battle' (thus far) can be awarded to the Jamaican dancehall-reggae stars. Both delivered a unique and stellar performance in their face-off for Verzuz which was the quarantined brainchild of award-winning producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.

Though the writing was already on the wall, American entertainment media and charting giant Billboard Magazine published a poll for people to vote

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Kabaka A ‘Nice Up Di Dance’

7816247092?profile=RESIZE_584xKabaka Pyramid recently unleashed an updated version of Michigan & Smiley's mega dancehall hit, 'Nice Up the Dance.' The renowned lyricist incorporated both new and original lyrics to bring the track into a contemporary context. According to a release from the artiste's team at Bebble Rock, the song is supported by a visually rich and celebratory video shot in Jamaica and produced by Davida-Mae Chambers and directed by 300K.

The original version of 'Nice Up the Dance' was released in 1979 on the

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7722091876?profile=RESIZE_584xStandard on the lips of up and coming dancehall/reggae acts is the lack of support they get in and from the establishment and players in the entertainment industry. Many complain about being snubbed by producers for already established artistes, not getting support from the media/radio stations, having to pay for everything they need etc. Others emphasize that corporate brands and the government aren’t willing to help them get the big break but are always at the ready to jump on the band-wagon i

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7695724654?profile=RESIZE_710xIf your name is Skillibeng, you are having a great August! Less than a week ago the dancehall up and comer dropped his unconventional 3 track EP and is already trending internationally. 

On August 20, the artiste released his second musical compilation, and to everyone's surprise, the EP (which is more like a Demo Album… sorry not sorry) has only 3 tracks. The EP aptly titled 'Brik Pan Brik' features his already released breakout hit of the same name, another already famous Skillibeng track; 'Mr

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Tommy Lee Sparta Drops ‘Hot Topic’

7574577085?profile=RESIZE_584xIt has been four days since dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has been released from police custody, and already he is dropping musical bombs. Less than 24 hours ago (August 21), the Sparta boss dropped an audio on Youtube for what seems to be his new banger 'Hot Topic'. The song immediately started moving up on Youtube's on Trending list.

Contrary to what speculations may suggest, the song is not about his recent run-in with the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The song doesn't so much as mention i

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7574156073?profile=RESIZE_584xEstablished as an underground dancehall act for a few years now, Fully Bad, is beginning to sprout new leaves. Though the present climate of the genre portrays artistes from Jamaica's East and West side as the dominant forces, Fully Bad is undaunted nor intimidated by it. Since cutting ties with former management, the Foota Hype-led Foota Hype Music (FHM), he is fully ready to put down roots in the dancehall community.

Since cutting tied with Foota Hype, Fully Bad has secured a management deal w

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Mad RE:Views Tek It by Jada Kingdom ft. Skillibeng

7556496688?profile=RESIZE_710xLooking like the most iconic dancehall duo of 2020, Jada Kingdom and Skillibeng are giving it to us raw, real and uncut in 'Tek It'. The song has a sexy-dancehall vibe (dare we say Traphall). It is very provocative, walking that very thin line between Beyoncé's 'Partition' and Spice's 'So Mi Like It'. To say the least, Jada and Skilli are making us put our great imaginations to good use.

The very partition-esque, visuals took us on a sexy little ride between the two artistes. The video featured

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7556290095?profile=RESIZE_584x#1. Shenseea - Sure Sure (Official Music Video)

Cementing her place in the Youtube #1 on Trending spot is dancehall princess Shenseea with 'Sure Sure'. The song produced by platinum-selling producer Rvssian and video shot by Ruption of RD Studios has racked up over 1.6 million views since its release on August 13. It has been holding the number one spot for the past 4 days. We are 'Sure Sure' that Shenseea may be holding the #1 spot for at least another week.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch

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7556000863?profile=RESIZE_584xDebuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart, Popcaan's 'Fixtape' seems to be a sure-fire dancehall hit internationally. The album not only debuted high on the reggae chart but broke into the coveted Billboard Top 100 of the Hot 200 Chart list. Billboard noted that 'Fixtape' had the sixth-best debut of the week, entering at 94th, on the Hot 200 Chart which combines statistics from streams and sales.

In addition to his Billboard success, poppy has also topped a few charts on iTunes since

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4203320860?profile=RESIZE_584xDancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta is back on the road! His attorney Ernest Smith confirmed that yesterday August 17, after spending 41 days in police custody without being charged, the ‘Rich Badness’ deejay was released from police custody. His release comes on the heels of a tribunal ruling that stated that there was no justifiable reason for Sparta to have been detained under State of Emergency (SOE) regulations.

The wildly popular dancehall artiste has been in police custody since June 7, 20

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7335588074?profile=RESIZE_584x#1. Squash - Different Rankin | Official Music Video | Reggae Gold 2020 Exclusive

Knocking Jada Kingdom’s ‘WiN’ from the top spot Squash is back on top with ‘Different Rankin’. Stacking it up, packing it up is what the 6iXX boss does the best and this Shabdon Records produced track is doing just that. The track which is a track featured on the VP Records’ Reggae Gold 2020 Exclusive has stacked up over 400,000 views since its release about 48 hours ago.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1J4

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7324015089?profile=RESIZE_584xPopcaan has surprised fans with a brand new 19-track mixtape. Titled FIXTAPE, the  project arrived on Jamaican Independence Day (August 6) and is released in conjunction with Chromatic Sound. The mixtape includes guest vocals, from Popcaan's OVO label boss Drake. The  rapper appears on “All I Need” and “Twist & Turn,” the latter of which also boasts a verse from PARTYNEXTDOOR.

 

Other names on the project include Stylo G , Jada Kingdom ("Suh Me Luv It"), and French Montana ("Murda"). Masicka , T

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7169664479?profile=RESIZE_584xNot so popular on the dancehall/reggae scene is reggae soul singer Zia Benjamin who just keeps on surprising us with each passing year. It has been almost 2 years since the singer released the Rory Stone Love produced single ‘Mr. Never Man’ and about a year since the release of the video. Cue 2020 and ‘Mr. Never Man’ is featured on the soundtrack of the newly released British comedy series ‘Maxxx’.

The series produced by Fagbenle brothers O.T. & Luti (Luti Media) premiered in the United Kingdom

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