Daddy Yankee Mun 2 One Nation Interview

November 30, 2007 at 11:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Petition for Reggae to be include on Grammy Telecast

November 30, 2007 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

For all those who want to see the progression of Caribbean music on mainstream television please sign the petition. You don’t have to BE caribbean to support the music. In the words of Bob Marley “ONE LOVE”

http://www.petitiononline.com/reggae1/petition.html

Sean Paul 2007 (new video) Watch Them Roll 2007

November 29, 2007 at 10:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I think this looks like a cross between Q-Tip’s “Vibrant Thang” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella” either way, not too crazy about it. I’ll let you decide.

Heated Competition for Miss Puerto Rico

November 29, 2007 at 9:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TODAY: Poisoned pageant?Nov. 28: Ingrid Marie Rivera talks to TODAY’s Meredith Vieira for the first time about the supposed pepper spray incident and what’s next for her.
Today show


By Mike Celizic
TODAYShow.com contributor
updated 9:07 a.m. ET, Wed., Nov. 28, 2007

Newly crowned Miss Puerto Rico Ingrid Marie Rivera insisted in an exclusive interview Wednesday that she wasn’t just imagining the redness, itching and swelling she says she experienced during last week’s pageant in San Juan.

“It’s not a nervous reaction. It’s not made up. It’s a beauty pageant, why would I do that to myself?” she told TODAY co-host Meredith Vieira during a live interview in New York.
After the pageant finals last Friday, Rivera had suggested that someone had put pepper spray on her evening gown, bikini and makeup brushes, causing her to break out in hives. But, as NBC’s Kerry Sanders reported from San Juan, investigators are skeptical that pepper spray was involved and other contestants have wondered why no swelling or redness was evident while she was on stage.

Sanders also reported that there was jealousy among some of the more than 20 other contestants, who thought Rivera had an unfair advantage because she had been a judge of the pageant the previous year and now was a contestant.
Rivera said she told security guards it might be pepper spray, but turned over the gown she wore in the finals and the makeup brushes to police for forensic investigation. She said she had first noticed something on her clothing and brushes during the preliminary round of the competition, when she re-did her makeup and changed from a bikini to an evening gown.
“I used a brush to do a bit of my face with powder and also to brush my chest, because it was a strapless dress,” she said. “After less than a minute, I began itching, burning, redness, swollen — [a] horrible feeling.”

‘I wanted to stay focused’She said the symptoms were so bad she didn’t want a pageant official to touch her to pin her sash to her dress.

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Irie TV

November 28, 2007 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NEW YORK, NY – RHONA FOX, INC.) Irie Jam Media, parent company to Irie Jam Radio (NYC 93.5 FM) and annual reggae festival Irie Jamboree, will officially launch their newest entity, Irie TV, in December. Irie Jam’s CEO Bobby Clarke and his team will unveil their latest brand as the next generation in television, with diverse programming geared towards enticing a strong Caribbean audience, and those interested in Caribbean culture and life.

Assasin’s Boardhouse Record Label

November 28, 2007 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NEW YORK, NY – RHONA FOX, INC.)

Spinning his unique blend of lyrics and sounds, dancehall’s “intelligent” deejay is now turning his eyes on a bigger prize – owning his very own record company. Assassin, along with his manager Gareth Campbell and soundman Jevon Bailey, recently established Boardhouse Records.”It’s good to be in a situation where you can have full creative control over your work,” states Assassin on his new venture.

“The direction of the music is what you envision so it’s great to be able to do that with Boardhouse.”Boardhouse Records sees its first productions with Assassin’s latest release, “Money Machine” featuring Sadiki, and “Dem Nah Look No Gal.” “Money Machine” is currently garnering airplay across Jamaican airwaves and both songs are available for your listening pleasure on his artist profile at www.myspace.com/assassinagent006.

Assassin can now look forward to a spectacular holiday season, where things will heat up as the young deejay celebrates his birthday in December. He will host a soiree in Kingston, Jamaica and is booked to perform at Sting 2007 just a few days later.For interviews, radio drops and media requests for Assassin, contact Rhona Fox at rhona@rhonafox.com or 1-212-933-9151.

Article with Wyclef on Allhiphop.com

November 20, 2007 at 7:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

EXCERPTS FROM WYCLEF’S Allhiphop.com article. He talks about his new album, T.I. and of course the lost Fugees Reunion… to read the entire artcle click here: http://allhiphop.com/blogs/features/archive/2007/11/20/18877063.aspx

Wyclef Jean: International Zone Coaster
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:00 AM
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By Archna Sawjani
While the world steadily inquires about reunions, The Preacher’s Son stays on his international grizzly.

Lead Fugees rapper Wyclef Jean was the first member of the group to embark on a solo career [The Carnival (1997)], and he proved ambitious and eclectic on his own. As the Fugees hung in limbo, Wyclef became Hip-Hop’s unofficial multicultural conscience; a seemingly omnipresent activist, he assembled or participated in numerous high-profile charity benefit shows for a variety of causes, including aid for his native Haiti.

Wyclef’s political consciousness also informed in his recordings, which fused Hip-Hop with as many different styles of music as he could get his hands on. In addition to his niche as Hip-Hop’s foremost global citizen, Clef was also a noted producer and remixer who worked with an impressive array of pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop talent, including Whitney Houston, Santana, and Destiny’s Child, among many others.

With no Fugees reunion still in sight, Wyclef is continuing to focus on his solo projects; which includes a new album Memoirs of an Immigrant and helping aid his hometown of Haiti.

AllHipHop.com: How are you?

Wyclef: I’m good. How are you?

AllHipHop.com: Great thanks. So let’s get right into your new album…

Wyclef: Well, you know how Carlos Santana has Supernatural and Quincy Jones has Back On The Block? Well, this is Wyclef Jean, Memoirs of an Immigrant. This is the song-writing EP that everybody has been waiting for, where I go ahead and put all this mad music together and then find the sickest cast to perform on a piece of music. It’s crazy!

AllHipHop.com: You’ve collaborated with so many people in your time. Collaboration wise, what are we to expect on this record?

Wyclef: I won’t really call them collaborations. Collaborations often occur when you call someone and be like, “Yeah let’s collab.” However, with this album, I already had the vibes written and the energy in place and I just went and found a believable cast. So you can expect Wyclef and T.I. you know? T.I. comes in over a guitar that Wyclef is playing. Wyclef sings on the right side of the speaker whilst T.I rhymes on the left side. Every time I sing a line he rhymes a line. It’s sick! We also have Chamillionaire on a joint called “Immigration” cause it’s a serious topic back home in Haiti, and of course the return of Mary J. [Blige] and Wyclef with the 911 everyone is waiting for. Then you have Clef and Shakira rhythm; which is a new sound I’ve come up with called the Columbian Swing. It’s a sound that has a bit of an Indian twang to it. It’s mad, trust me.

AllHipHop.com: You and T.I. seem to have struck up a real friendship…

Wyclef: Yeah he is one of my co-executive producers for this album. You know me as a producer, I get to bond with great artists. The bond just came naturally between me and T.I. We just clicked.

AllHipHop.com: You’ve also worked with Akon. Why did you choose “Sweetest Girl” as the first single off the album?

Wyclef: The music game is like a game of chess. Akon and I go back in the days of the Fugees. He is kind of like my little brother. He even flew 26 hours to come do the video. It’s like, I’m from Haiti and I have a style and he is from Africa (Senegal) and he has his style. When I heard his sound, heard his flow, I knew that we had to work together at some point. For me, the first joint had to be perfect and feel right. We both had to do a record together so people can understand the swagger, “This is what Clef does. Now we understand.” Think of it as Haiti with Senegal. We also have Weezy from New Orleans. It was the best of swaggers put together, but on a record where we can actually sing and you can feel the emotion. It’s some real stuff being talked about.

AllHipHop.com: You’re last two albums didn’t do so well commercially as some of your previous work. Why do you think that is?

Wyclef: Every album is a reflection of what I was going through. You know what I mean? When I did Masquerade I had just lost my father, so then after that I did The Preachers Son. Everything I do usually appeals to the masses but those two albums I think were kind of therapy for me and dealt with personal demons that I was going through.

AllHipHop.com: I know that your late dad was a man of the church. I’m assuming that that had a whole heap of inspiration on you also…

Wyclef: Yeah definitely, with my father being a minister. Pastor’s kids are supposed to be the worst kids; don’t think that because my dad’s a minister that I won’t kill you, I’ll kill you! What he did was he showed me spirituality, which is the most important thing. You can have everything but if you don’t have no spirituality and no culture, money doesn’t equal respect and culture. So he taught me the spiritual side of it. The spiritual side is to know your culture and where you’re from. Without him I probably wouldn’t be here, I’d be lost definitely.

AllHipHop.com: Within your music you have always outlined the struggles of your country as well as for refugees. Is that still important to you now?

Wyclef: That is the most important thing for me. You know you watch the BBC and you see there version of everything that is going on around the world and the opinions people have against refugees but without my past and me being a refugee, I wouldn’t even be hear right now, you know what I mean? There would never have been no “Fugees”

AllHipHop.com: Ok so as you have brought up the Fugees. What is the current state of your relationship with Lauryn Hill? Will the Fugees ever make another album?

Wyclef: Right now? No. At this point I really think Lauryn needs psychiatric help. Once she gets better I think that would definitely be a possibility but until she gets help and admits she has a problem, no one can help her. At this point I really think it will take an act of God to change her.

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Alicia Keys…Yard Gyal @ heart

November 19, 2007 at 8:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I thougtht her being featured on Baby Cham’s “Ghetto Story” was it, but look at Miss Alicia Keys reppin’ Reggae/Dancehall to the fullest on her performance on the AMA Awards, she brought it back & did the Bogle!(Junior Reid, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beenie Man & a set of wicked dance moves)

Shaggy & Lumidee – Feel Like Making Love

November 13, 2007 at 6:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Don’t know where I was when this vid hit the net but I think its kind of cute…

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