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Bad Girl Rihanna does good

24 November 2014

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Bad Girl Rihanna does good

Bajan pop princess Rihanna is set to host her first annual Diamond Ball on December 11. The ball is a benefit for her Clara Lionel Foundation – which aims to improve and promote health, education, the arts and culture globally. #459215872 / gettyimages.com The singer started the foundation – named in honour of her grandparents […]

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Behind the Mic with Five Steez

9 November 2014

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Behind the Mic with Five Steez

@PreeJamaica goes Behind The Mic with rapper @FiveSteez. The independent artiste spearheads the Pay Attention live hip hop sessions with the an aim to popularize the genre. Along with partners, Steez operates the Gambling House Recording Studio located in New Kingston. The hip hop MC’s most recent offering is 8-track EP ‘These Kingston Times’. What […]

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Tessanne boards the Soul Train

9 November 2014

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Tessanne boards the Soul Train

Pop artiste Tessanne Chin (@Tessanne ) edged closer to her dream Grammy performance when she took to the stage at the 2014 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Jamaican vocalist – who reigned supreme in season 5 of (@NBCTheVoice ) – was among a group of artistes who paid tribute to American music legends […]

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The Best of Mariah – Top 25 Hits

7 November 2014

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The Best of Mariah – Top 25 Hits

Hot on the heels of being named the most successful and enduring solo pop artist of all time by Time Magazine, songbird supreme Mariah Carey is set to headline the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, which is scheduled to take place from January 29 to 31 at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium in Falmouth. […]

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‘Soul Tek’ signals rise of reggae-soul

29 September 2013

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‘Soul Tek’ signals rise of reggae-soul

A taste of reggae-soul as distilled by singer/songwriter Mario Evon was released on September 10, 2013 in the form of the “danceable one drop groove” titled “Soul Tek” – the first single off his upcoming debut album “Reggae-Soul Volume 1: M.E. On Love”. Written and produced by Evon, the song was recorded in Bob Marley’s […]

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Tessanne impresses on ‘The Voice’

24 September 2013

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Tessanne impresses on ‘The Voice’

Twenty-five seconds into her performance of Pink’s hit song “Try”, talented Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin won over all four coaches on the second episode of Season 5 of The Voice, which aired on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on NBC.  Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, the coaches on the popular American […]

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Reggae gone ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

21 September 2013

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Reggae gone ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Fourteen tracks spanning the early 1970s to 2012 are featured on Blue Ark FM, the reggae/dancehall radio station in the hotly anticipated, mega-selling video game Grand Theft Auto V. Hosted by eccentric reggae genius Lee “Scratch” Perry, the station’s formidable playlist includes tracks from Perry himself, Dennis Brown, Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs, Chronixx, Protoje, Konshens and […]

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Pay Attention returns on October 5

16 September 2013

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Pay Attention returns on October 5

Fresh off the successful staging of the August edition Pay Attention, the premier hip-hop event in Kingston returns on Saturday, October 5 with featured acts The Sickest Drama (TSD), BPM, Slo Mo and reggae soul crooner Mario Evon. Resident DJs Inztinkz and Fatalic will control the turntables, complementing a diverse and talented group of performers […]

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Wilmots featured in UK band’s music video

27 August 2013

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Wilmots featured in UK band’s music video

Family, camaraderie, conquering waves and continuing proud traditions are among the themes explored by UK electropop/psychedelic rock band Fenech-Soler in their new music video “Last Forever”, which features Jamaica’s first family of surfing – the Wilmots. Directed by Luke Monaghan, the video follows 15-year-old Ivah Wilmot as he walks the path of his famous surfer/musician […]

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TSD stays true to the struggle on new track

1 August 2013

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TSD stays true to the struggle on new track

Almost 10 years deep in the Jamaican hip-hop game and The Sickest Drama (TSD) still hasn’t lost the musical fire that initially motivated him to write rhymes and pick up a microphone. He’s a man with a story to tell, and on his latest joint “A Journey Through Life”, TSD recounts a multi-layered tale of […]

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Nomad Carlos flips the ‘Capital Script’

24 July 2013

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Nomad Carlos flips the ‘Capital Script’

Nomad Carlos, one of the MCs in the vanguard of the Jamaican hip-hop scene, has teamed up with New York-based producer Kevin “Sosa” Green on the newly released track “Capital Script”. Presented as gift to his core supporters, the song fuses autobiographical elements with the artiste’s declaration of intentions to attain “boss” status in the […]

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Skygrass releases debut album ‘I Am King’

20 July 2013

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Skygrass releases debut album ‘I Am King’

SkyGrass, the band formerly known as Blu Grass in the Sky, released their long-awaited debut album “I Am King” in grand style with a launch party on June 29 at the Spartan Courtyard on Brompton Road in Kingston. The band gave a live performance of some of the album tracks, which consist of “a fusion […]

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