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May 20, 2008 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dancehall artists willing to clean up lyrics [Jamaica Star]

Danielle gets X-Rated [Out-a-Road]

Jamaican Designer talks the industry [Fashion Over Style]

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Cedella Marley-Booker Dead

April 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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According to the Miami Herald, Cedella Marley-Booker, mother of reggae legend Bob Marley, recently passed away in her south Florida home.

In honor of the late Cedella Marley-Booker:

A little Note From Me!

April 2, 2008 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sorry the direct link to the site has been down, and i’ve been slow on the posts, but i’m back on top of my game and will have some new stuff in the next few days.

 Sidenote: Seeing as how i didnt’ get to the Machel Concert here in NYC did anyone else get to go? How was it?

Mikey Dread Passed Away

March 18, 2008 at 5:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Over the weekend Michael Campbell aka “Mikey Dread” a popular radio personality datclogo.jpgand reggae artist passed away in Connecticut March 15, 2008.  Most are familiar with his popular radio program “Dread at the Control” on the Jamaica Broadcast Corporation (JBC), which aired late night bringing reggae/danchall to a station that mostly played pop music in the 1970’s. He then went on to record several albums including, Dread at the Controls, Africa Anthem and World War III.  Throughout his life he continued to tour, create music and host radio and television programs.

For those who would like to join us in remembering the wonderful memories of Mikey Dread, you can call or write to:

Mikey Dread
C/O Monika Campbell
99 Lawn Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

Tel: 203-353-1448

Lexie Lee Films Videos

February 26, 2008 at 8:36 pm | Posted in Musical Vibes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

According to her Myspace, The New Era of dancehall ambassador, Lexie Lee, has filmed three videos to be releasedsoon,

“Hey Myspace,

I know you guys have been waiting for a Lexie Lee Music video, well guess what, lexi.gifI shot 3 last week in Hollywood!!! I can’t wait to see the final product. My good friend and editor, Jen, is working hard on getting that together. Soon Come. And unlike the one I shot last year in January, this time I promise I’ll release it. It’s exactly what I wanted and since you guys have been waiting for a while, I wanted to give you something worth the wait! Something completely different from any other dancehall video you’ve seen. Something that was uniquely me and something that represented my music dancehall-hip hop-grindcore. I executive produced it, directed, and starred in it. ”

I personally can’t wait to hear more from this talented star in the making. I highly recommend you listen to her music: Lexie Lee

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lo

February 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

jennifer_lopez320.jpgMarc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez welcome twins! The babies were born early Friday in Long Island, N.Y. The girl was born at 12:12 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz., and the boy followed at 12:23 a.m., weighing 6 lbs.

Style and Vibes Sends Condolences

February 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

joe-gibbs.jpgOne of Jamaica’s iconic  record producers,  Joe Gibbs, died Thursday evening of a heart attack. Click HERE for full story

rraw.jpgAlso, upcoming dancehall DJ Rraw Dawg, who was recently link with the Alliance Crew, died on Friday in the Washington D.C. area. Click HERE for full story.
To check out more info and music on this artist please visit his myspace:Rraw Dawg Myspace

IRIE TV & IRIE-TV RESPONDS TO SCANDALOUS TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT ACCUSATIONS

January 30, 2008 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PRESS RELEASE

New York: Irie TV and Irie-TV.com are the registered trademark and domain name of Irie Jam Media, a New York based media group that has been in operation for over 15 years. We started from humble beginnings in 1993 as a radio outfit, doing a one-hour weekly radio simulcast in the tri-state area with our then Jamaican media partners Irie FM of Grove Broadcasting Corporation Limited. Our working relationship with Irie FM/Grove continued unabated for 4 years until it was mutually agreed to terminate the agreement.

Irie Jam Radio has since expanded our operations. Today we are full-fledged media entity that includes registered companies Irie Jam Media; radio (Irie Jam Radio), Internet (iriejamradio.com, Iriejammedia.com, Iriejamboree.com, irie-tv.com); TV (Irie TV); record company (Irie Records) and concert promoters (Irie Jamboree) – North America’s premier reggae festival.

To set the record straight, Irie TV is a registered trademark in the USA and has been so since 2003 when we registered the name and started broadcasting on Cablevision. We took a hiatus to restructure our operations and are now getting set to launch the first 24-hr Caribbean IPTV network that will broadcast content to Caribbean nationals living in the Diaspora.

Late last year we became aware, through a letter from Irie FM/Grove Broadcasting Corporation Limited that our intention to launch and operate Irie TV would constitute an infringement of their absolute right to use the Irie trademark and all common law representations thereof. We directed the letter to our attorneys and communicated to Grove Broadcasting Corporation Limited that our attorneys would respond appropriately.

We were therefore shocked and appalled that Irie FM/Grove would have gone public with a false and unsubstantiated statement that can and has caused irreparable damage to the integrity of Irie TV/Irie Jam Media, which has operated with impeccable credibility for almost two decades.

We take the actions of Irie FM/Grove Broadcasting Corporation very seriously, as we feel their actions were fundamentally scandalous, reckless and malicious, orchestrated to cause damage and to malign our wholesome reputation in the industry.

Our lawyers are currently investigating the matter and will take the necessary legal action to protect our interests. They will respond to Irie FM/Grove Broadcasting Corporation through the appropriate legal channels.

Yours truly;

Robert ‘Bobby’ Clarke

CEO, Irie Jam Media, Irie TV

1-914-576-2403 phone

"Blind to you" giants remix by collie buddz

January 29, 2008 at 8:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
 I think the NY Giants is the the only US team wit a DUB! GO GIANTS!

Forum on Free Speech in Music

January 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ZYNC-TV will examine the boundaries of free speech in today’s popular music culture, at a specially arranged forum at the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (Eastern Parkway/Flatbush Avenue), in central Brooklyn, on February 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“A number of today’s artistes are beginning to feel the pressure of censorship because their lyrics speak out against certain lifestyles and concert promoters now run the risk of having to cancel events or make considerable adjustments to their line-ups for fear of boycott, demonstration and rejection,” Eion Saunders, co-producer of ZYNC-TV and the forum’s convenor told JIS News.

The forum will draw on a number of key resource persons and personalities from the music industry, academia and the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) communities.

Mr. Saunders said that while the historical and social context of homosexuality in Jamaican culture would be discussed, the panelists would tackle vexing issues such as the double-standard involved in banning reggae artistes, in particular, and race.

The panelists will include, Poet/Activist, Stacey-Ann Chin (GLBT); Sirius Satellite Radio Programme Co-ordinator, Pat McKay; Professor of Caribbean Literature, Kelly Baker Josephs; Irie Jam Radio host, Roy ‘DJ Roy’ Walters; Donald Powell, Executive Director of the anti-Discrimination Project at Gay Men of African Descent; Stan Evan Smith, Journalist/Co-host of Reggae Roundtable,WBAI Radio and D’Niscio Brooks, Promoter, Reggae Carifest, New York.

ZYNC-TV will video-tape the forum, which will be developed as a special ‘edu-taining series of programmes’ for its weekly half hour show, which airs on NYC Channel 73 on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

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