Dancehall star, Mavado has opened up about his ongoing feud with former mentor and Alliance leader, Bounty Killer, claiming a lack of respect, among other things have cause the falling out between the two deejays.
Mavado appeared on CVM’s OnStage talk show, aired Saturday night, speaking from the We The Best Music Group headquarters about the issues between himself and Bounty. In the interview, Mavado held nothing back, joking that Bounty must be ‘mixing Hennessey with crack,’ after questioning his loyalty to the Alliance and calling him a ‘sellout,’ saying he’s always shown his ex-mentor respect.
From the inner, rural garrison of the reggae island’s capital of Kingston, Rockfort has bore the next rising star, Beky Glacier. The lyrically prolific, and versatile, singer/deejay has been entertaining venues ranging from the divine church hall to the irreverent and saucy dancehall scenes. From an early age Beky Glacier has honed in on his skills, which over time have fused under the vernacular sing-jay, contributing to the seductive and hypnotic sounds of dancehall, reggae and the Phyah Proof Label’s brand of reggae fusion.
Born Karim Beckett, the Glache as he is aptly nicknamed and which is partially attributed to his self-indulgence in jewelry, has the appearance of a stocky, athletic build of a soccer player, a pastime he continues to enjoy today. Playing soccer was an escape from the harsh realities of growing up in a hotbed of political and economic strife. In the midst of all the confusion, only music seemed to quell the confusion and provided a temporary ceasefire of the gunplay, allowing the people to “Hold a Vibes” every now and then. Beky has been inspired by the many nights that Rasta men would drum and chant sounds from Count Ossie’s Music Center. Rockfort is one of the areas that serve as the staging grounds for the outbursts accompanying the build up of pressure and frustration of the community, but it also is one of the rare sites with a naturally occurring mineral bath springs, a respite that the locals enjoy. Beky Glacier imbues these contrasting characteristics through his artistic compositions.
Reggae/Dancehall artiste and producer Immperial formerly known as Alley Cat talks about life in Jamaica,the music industry and his latest musical projects.
take a look at these videos and see the tremendous growth and professionalism of this artiste. As the artiste said it can only get better with the type of music
Yet another power couple within the Jamaican entertainment industry has broken up as it has been confirmed that universally-regarded Reggae singers, Ce’Cile and Christopher Martin are no longer together.
The duo have reportedly been dating since the start of the current decade, with Martin, 27, being 13 years younger than Ce’Cile, 40. The couple share a 20-month-old daughter.
Though Ce’Cile never publicly acknowledged her relationship with Martin, the artist, whose real name is Cecile Charlton, told the Jamaica STAR in a report published Friday that the two have been broken up for quite a while.
“I never publicly said who I was dating, but whoever I was dating is no longer in the picture,” she said to the newspaper. “I have been single for a few months now. I can confirm that. There’s no drama or anything attached to it. There’s a time and place for everything, and I guess this time has expired.”
Despite the split, Ce’Cile said the break-up will not affect their daughter.
“I lost a boyfriend, my daughter has not lost a dad. It should never be entangled,” she said. “He’s a good dad.”
Ce’Cile also opened up about her relationship with her daughter, saying that it is hard to leave her daughter behind when touring but plans to take her with her to a foreign country every year while on tour.
She is now working on a new album, for which she has already recorded 13 tracks for, and is promoting her new record label, YGMG.
The break-up of Ce’Cile and Chris Martin marks the third such breakup of note within the local entertainment industry in the last two months. In February, news broke that former beauty queen and current media personality, Yendi Phillipps and popular Reggae singer, Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor split after years of dating and sharing a child together. Last month, singjay, Ishawna confirmed her breakup from popular producer, Foota Hype, with whom she had been with for nearly a decade and was engaged to for 11 months.
It appears that a legal battle will be ensuing between reggae artiste Chronixx’s management team and representatives of Platinum Camp Records, following the broadcast of an email alleging that the artiste and members of his band were beaten at a reggae concert in Paris, France on Sunday.
an email was blasted from a member of the Platinum Camp Record which stated that Chronixx and his party were beaten by a group of security guards, because they allegedly refused to wear the armbands that were distributed in order to have access to the stage and backstage areas.
But in a release issued to media on Tuesday, Chronixx’s management team categorically denied the allegations stating, “There was no altercation whatsoever between members of Chronixx team and security providers at the show. There was also no incident involving Chronixx or any member of his team where anyone was beaten, nor was there any incident involving security personnel.”
The release also stated that they intended to seek legal counsel into the matter in a bid to get the statement retracted by Platinum Camp Records.
“We consider the false report issued by Platinum to be not only unprofessional and irresponsible, but also very damaging to the credibility and good name of Chronixx and members of the Chronixx Music Group team. We have therefore consulted our attorney and will be seeking to have all necessary actions taken to have this false report corrected, and any damage done repaired.”
Shortly after Chronixx’s team submitted the release, Platinum Camp responded stating they would not be retracting the contents of the email because they were not the creators of the story.
“Platinum Camp Records has been contacted by Chronixx’s lawyer and one of the producers of the event asking for the retraction of the story.Platinum Camp did not write the story, therefore, Platinum Camp cannot retract the story, we simply blast the story.”
The release also added that they were reliably informed about the alleged beating.
“Two eyewitnesses have confirmed the story but we also reserve the right to protect the identity of our sources.”
Chronixx is currently on his ‘Dread and Terrible’ European Tour which began on March 27 and is scheduled to conclude on April 20.
But while investigations are ongoing, the popular local entertainer is accusing the institution of moving too slowly to compensate him.
The attorney representing the entertainer yesterday said that the banking institution has failed to honour its financial obligations to his client, leaving him deprived of access to millions of dollars which he legitimately lodged to his account.
Information reaching our news team is that the entertainer deposited the money over time to his account through a specific female employee at the institution.
It’s gathered that the employee had been advising the entertainer for over a year and advised him how to invest his money. She is said to have then signed off on documents advising her client that everything was taken care of.
The attorney said that his client was under the impression that he had been receiving ‘special treatment’ from his personal banker and had never joined a queue whenever he visited the bank, on the advice of the woman.
The discrepancies were said to have been unearthed last month when the entertainer visited the bank, and had to join a line because the woman was not at work.
The attorney said, “He has two accounts and would normally leave the books with her and collect them a few days later, at which point he would check and it appeared that things were normal. While he was at another teller, he was told that one of the books he thought was a US account was not a US book, but in fact Jamaican … The number coding in the books were different, but my client didn’t look to see.”
Additionally, it was outlined that the entertainer was misled as none of the investments he made were there.
Our news team was told that since the discovery the entertainer has been receiving the run-around from the local bank in his attempt to reclaim his funds. It is said that he has been compelled to make contact with the bank’s head legal officer.
Yesterday, a Fraud Squad detective confirmed that an investigation has been launched.
It was told that it was the bank who contacted the police. We were told, however, that the female banker in question was not yet in police custody as the investigations are ongoing.
A wily reggae music executive — wanted for a 2002 murder in Maryland — was busted by federal marshals at JFK Airport late Sunday night after he crafted a new identity and eluded law enforcement for more than a decade, The Post has learned.
Kevin Reynolds was wanted for the the shooting death of Winston King in front of his screaming 11-year-old daughter in Silver Spring but managed to vanish into the shadows for the past 12 years, sources said.
Reynolds allegedly changed his identity to become “Dennis Graham” and soon climbed the ranks at popular reggae and dancehall music label 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution that lists offices on Madison Avenue as well as in Jamaica, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Despite his wanted status, Reynolds obtained new paperwork and passports and settled in Canarsie, Brooklyn while helping run the music company.
Sources said he even managed to fly freely from New York to Jamaica and back without detection until he was finally busted this weekend while waiting to board a flight to Kingston.
He was nabbed by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and NYPD detectives, sources told The Post.
Along with another man, Reynolds allegedly approached King and his daughter in a parking lot outside their Maryland apartment complex in November 2002, sources said. The men knew each other.
Reynolds allegedly dragged King away while his accomplice put his hand over his daughter’s mouth. She later heard gunshots and saw the men speed off, according to sources.
The child saw her father stagger and eventually collapse but told cops she recognized Reynolds before he bolted, sources said.
Twelve years later, Reynolds is expected to be extradited to Maryland to face murder charges.