(Editorial) IDOLS BECOME RIVALS: YE AND PUSHA VS DRAKE

(Editorial) IDOLS BECOME RIVALS: YE AND PUSHA VS DRAKE

By: Kwame Manu |Published 7/17/2018 It’s pretty irregular for Drake to do the average rapper’s promotion tactics like interviews and freestyles, especially after dropping a successfully selling album (a 25 song album at that). Since his latest album Scorpion has been released and broke streaming records, Drake has gone back to his rap roots and been releasing UK radio freestyles where he seems to take slight shots at G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T and Kanye West….

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Chacne the Rapper DOES Have the Juice

Chacne the Rapper DOES Have the Juice

By: Brynn Rask |Published 7/17/2018| A lot of people have been following Chance the Rapper starting from his first album, “10 Day”, where on the cover he is looking up at the rap game. Then to “Acid Rap” where he is looking forward at the rap game on the album picture. Then finally to one of his best albums yet, “Coloring Books”, where he is looking down on the rap industry. These are all subtle…

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Brooklyn hosts 9th Season of Reggae on the Boardwalk

Brooklyn hosts 9th Season of Reggae on the Boardwalk

By: Julia Jackson |Published: 7/17/2018| The annual Coney Island: Reggae on the Boardwalk event will be returning August 5, 2018 and September 9, 2018. Over 30 vendors have registered for this year’s event. Some selected are: Jah Wise, Sir Tommy, Selecta Twice, and the Culture Cartel with Vaughn Allstar and Joseph Dimension. The chairman and spokesperson for the event, Carter Van Pelt, has been receiving donations from the Brooklyn Arts Council and VP Records to…

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Cardi B and Offset Welcome Baby Girl!

Cardi B and Offset Welcome Baby Girl!

By:Lakayla Boseman |Published 7/12/18| Rapper Cardi B welcomes her first child with her husband, Migos group member, Offset. The baby girl’s name is Kulture Kiari Cephus and was born on July 10, 2018. Cardi B revealed the baby’s name and date of birth in an early Wednesday afternoon Instagram post. (Via:Instagram) This only makes Cardi B’s 2018 brighter. After Cardi B’s smash single Bodak Yellow, Cardi B has established herself as a top female rapper,…

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(Review) Future’s Beast Mode 2

(Review) Future’s Beast Mode 2

Review by: Kwame Manu Sequel albums tend to be hit or miss. Most of the time it seems they come from an artist’s attempt to recreate the buzz he or she received from a high water mark in their career, not because they want to add extension to their prequel’s feeling. Like many of the reboots occurring on tv and film lately, the name itself is almost sure to guarantee views and attract attention. This…

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16-year-old son of Movado Charged with Murder

16-year-old son of Movado Charged with Murder

By:Julia Jackson |Published 7/12/2018| The son of dancehall artist, Movado, was charged with the murder of Lorenzo Thomas three weeks ago. Andre Himes, the boy’s accomplice, invaded Cassava Piece St. Andrew with guns, machetes, and gasoline. The body was found decapitated and burnt. An attorney representing the minor pleaded the court for bond but got unnoticed. “No ruling has yet been made by the judge. Part of the bail application was heard and we are…

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Scorpion: The Record Setter

Scorpion: The Record Setter

By: Lakayla Boseman |Published July 12, 2018| So far in 2018, Hip- Hop has been full of new albums. Established rappers are showing us why they are so successful on the Hip-Hop scene. New rappers are showing us that the future is bright. However, between all of the new albums, no Artist has dominated the Hip-Hop and Rap scene like Drake. With his hit single God’s Plan, and his record-breaking album Scorpion, his ability to dominate…

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Mura Masa’s “Move Me (ft. Octavian)” is the Slept on Song of the Summer

Mura Masa’s “Move Me (ft. Octavian)” is the Slept on Song of the Summer

By: Samuel Rosean |Published 7/9/2018 Beat-smith extraordinare Mura Masa, probably know best for his work with ASAP Rocky, Vic Mensa, and the UK”s own Stormzy, returns with his secret summer anthem, hidden in plain sight. Featuring the up-and coming UK MC Octavian, fresh off his Drake cosign, “Move Me” is the kind of lowkey summer jam that keeps a party moving effortlessly. Working his way amidst the lumbering rhythms and subtle guitar flourishes, Octavian raps…

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1 Zeal releases new Music Video

1 Zeal releases new Music Video

By: Julia Jackson |Published 7/9/2018| Zealous Pikin, songwriter and singer for Dancehall and Reggae, released a music video for his new single Thusday. “I Do” starts with a high angle overlooking the private property Pikin is staying at. It then turns eye-level once Pikin begins singing to his costar on his balcony. The camera ends with a zoom out of the singer staying on his balcony. This video was directed by Scaletone Media and produced…

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Ever been to Havana?

Ever been to Havana?

By: Brynn Rask |Published 7/9/2018| “Havana” peaking number one for Billboard on January 27th 2018 for a full week; and spending 45 weeks on top pop charts “Bad Things” ranking as Billboard’s number four spot on February 11th 2017; and continuing to appear on the charts for 23 consecutive weeks. “Never Be The Same” as number six spot for Billboard on May 12th 2018; and still appearing on charts for 27 more weeks. The artist…

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Grammy Award Winner earns place on the Caribbean Wall of Fame

Grammy Award Winner earns place on the Caribbean Wall of Fame

By: Julia Jackson |Published 7/3/2018| Singer and song writer, Maxwell,received recognition for his extraordinary talent June 29, 2018. Three singles from his four developed albums helped him become a tribute to the Caribbean Wall of Fame. Ascension, the second single to his first album Urban Hang Suite earned Maxwell a gold record and Grammy nomination. Embrya, his second album, had Fortunate featured where he received Hit of the Year for Billboard in 1999. Pretty Wings…

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Chronixx – “Reggae Revival”

Chronixx – “Reggae Revival”

By:Brynn Rask |Published 7/3/2018 Jamar McNaughton, also known as, Chronixx is a Jamaican singer songwriter whose music has been branded as “Reggae Revival”. If you listen closely to his song lyrics they follow the themes of anti-war, love and it’s trials, and strength. Chronixx became popular in 2013 with hits like “Smile Jamaica” and “Here Comes Trouble” after he was featured on “Start a Fire” with Major Lazer. These songs became the fuel for Chronixx’s…

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Former Manager of Gully Bop Writes Autobiography

Former Manager of Gully Bop Writes Autobiography

By Julia Jackson | Published 7/2/2018 Shauna Chyn, prior girlfriend and manager of Gully Bop, will be releasing her published autobiography later this year. I’m Legend: History of the Legend describes the hardships Chyn had to surpass in order to be where she is today. “It speaks about my journey, about me becoming an entertainer. I got bashed and humiliated a lot but I continue to put in the work until it is now starting…

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Cardi B Confirms Secret Marriage to Offset

Cardi B Confirms Secret Marriage to Offset

By: Jennifer Marr | Published: Thursday, June 28, 2018 | After much speculation and swirling rumors, Cardi B took to Twitter to confirm that her and Offset have already tied the knot. “This why I name my album ‘Invasion of privacy’ cause people will do the most to be nosey about your life,” she wrote in the tweet accompanied with a note providing an explanation as to why they kept the news under wraps. In…

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Young Caribbean Artist becomes a Musical Sensation

Young Caribbean Artist becomes a Musical Sensation

By Julia Jackson | Published 6/28/2018 19-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason stunned the Royal Wedding attendees May 20, 2018 after his musical performance. He opened with Sicilienne and Apres Un Reve by artists Maria Theresa Von Paradis and Gabriel Faure. He later closed with Ave Maria by Franz Schubert. Mason emphasized his gratitude by tweeting a special thanks to the royal couple. “It was such an awesome moment – just really incredible to perform for Prince Harry…

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Sizzla Collaborates with US-Based Reggae Band High Hopes for Song ‘Taken Souls’

Sizzla Collaborates with US-Based Reggae Band High Hopes for Song ‘Taken Souls’

By: Jennifer Marr | Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 | Dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji has teamed up with US-Based reggae band High Hopes to record a track called “Taken Souls”. The six-member New England based band won the 2015 Best Band in State of Massachusetts award by the New England Music Awards. They’ve also provided direct tour support to reggae stars such as Ziggy Marley, Easy Star All-Stars, and Maxi Priest. High Hopes has been…

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Migos Sign on as Star Producers for Chinese Reality Show ‘The Rap of China’

Migos Sign on as Star Producers for Chinese Reality Show ‘The Rap of China’

By: Jennifer Marr | Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Migos is slated to assist in Season 2 of Chinese originated reality show “The Rap of China” as producers. The internet based reality show will broadcast on iQuiyi.com and is geared to reflect the background of rappers, give perception into the Chinese culture all while searching for the best Chinese rappers. The show did a shift to an online stage due to China’s strict media regulations which…

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Tory Lanez Set to Release All-Latin Album, ‘El Agua’

Tory Lanez Set to Release All-Latin Album, ‘El Agua’

By: Jennifer Marr Tory Lanez announced via Instagram on June 7, that he will be releasing an All-Latin album titled “El Agua”. The Canadian rapper/singer captioned a sample of his first single from the project called “Pa Mi” which features Puerto Rican reggaetón and Latin Trap artist Ozuna. “ITS TIME ! … THE FIRST RELEASE FROM MY LATIN ALBUM #ElAgua COMES OUT FRIDAY ! It’s called #PaMi Featuring MY BROTHER @ozunapr MUCH LOVE TO MY LATIN FANS”.   Currently, no date has…

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Bob Marley Movie in the Works with Son Ziggy Marley & Paramount Pictures

Bob Marley Movie in the Works with Son Ziggy Marley & Paramount Pictures

By:Jennifer Marr Musician and Producer Ziggy Marley is in the process of developing a biopic on his father, Bob Marley with film studio Paramount Pictures. This is not Ziggy’s first time in production as he was an executive producer on the documentaries “Bob Marley Legend Remixed”, “Marley”, and TV series “Marley Africa Roadtrip”. He also produced the video for “Bob Marley & The Wailers: Easy Skanking in Boston ‘78”. Bob Marley is credited with bringing…

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5 Questions with Bugle

5 Questions with Bugle

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer The man who gave us ‘Nuh Compatible’ has more talents than his songs reveal. The versatile entertainer has a very soft spot and on special occasions you can find him cooking for the homeless. What more do you want to know about Bugle. Today we tell you more with five questions. 1. Which artistes are you listening to a lot right now? Right now mi…

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Cardi B Posts Cryptic Message About Her Social Life

Cardi B Posts Cryptic Message About Her Social Life

Cardi B posted a cryptic message on her Twitter page this afternoon, in which she seemingly hints at putting an end to being social. “Is like Cardi B VS the World,” the chart-topping rapper wrote on Wednesday (May 2). “You know what? Im not going to let motherf**kers drive me crazy,” she continues. “You will love it if i a was bum or lose everything tomorrow .Imma just eat ,go to the studio and post my…

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Popcaan Is A Talented Actor Says “The Intent” Director – Urban Islandz

Popcaan Is A Talented Actor Says “The Intent” Director – Urban Islandz

Popcaan is getting ready to make his big screen debut and already he is getting praise for his acting chops. The “Stray Dog” deejay landed a role in the upcoming Netflix sequel The Intent 2 and his portion of the film was shot in Jamaica. Popcaan plays a notorious crime boss name Sour Sop who runs the underworld in Kingston. According to the movie directors, Femi Oyeniran and Nicky Walker, the artist turn actor is…

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Spice May Be Queen of the Stage, But Now She’s Ready to Be The Ace of the Pack on This Season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

Spice May Be Queen of the Stage, But Now She’s Ready to Be The Ace of the Pack on This Season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

Being dubbed “Queen of the Stage” is a pretty serious superlative but not only does Spice accept the title with pride, she’s looking to be Queen of the A as she continues to grow as an artist. Spice, who’s real name is Grace Hamilton, established herself as a successful artist in her home country of Jamaica by working hard as a woman in a male dominated industry. She’s already taken over Jamaica and is ready…

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Enrique Iglesias Releases Sexy Summer Single ‘Move to Miami’ with Pitbull: Review

Enrique Iglesias Releases Sexy Summer Single ‘Move to Miami’ with Pitbull: Review

Enrique Iglesias is back! Thursday, Iglesias returned with his first English-language single in four years, the Latin-pop bop “Move to Miami,” which features Pitbull. On the steamy track — part come-on, part ode to the female suitors of his favorite town in Florida — the singer and his frequent collaborator Pitbull celebrate “the booty-shaking capital” with flirty lyrics and a throbbing beat perfect for those upcoming sweaty summer nights. Even if it doesn’t make you…

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See Damian Marley Explore Bob Marley’s Hometown in ‘Living It Up’ Video

See Damian Marley Explore Bob Marley’s Hometown in ‘Living It Up’ Video

The intimate clip opens with Damian and his son touring the Trenchtown neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica. “It’s where reggae music comes from,” the singer says reverently. “To survive in these places, you have to be a star. You have to be a soldier, you know? This environment is what built my father … In ‘Living It Up,’ that’s what we’re singing about: grandpa making it out of the ghetto.” The video then cuts to Marley…

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