Author: Midwest Reggae

Over the past few months, we’ve seen Buju Banton and Sizzla Kalonji having a running with gay rights groups. Buju was forced to release a statement addressing his classic dancehall hit “Boom Bye Bye” which he has shelved permanently, gay rights groups in Europe threatened to disrupt his “Long Walk To Freedom” tour. Sizzla was removed from the lineup of the […]

Is the Court of Appeal ready to hand down a verdict in Vybz Kartel’s appeal case? The dancehall deejay and his co-convicts have been waiting on a judgment for almost a year. The case was presented before the courts in July last year. Kartel’s attorney, Valerie Neita-Robertson, says that she plans to inquire with the court […]

Rihanna explains why her dancehall album has been delayed so long. Her fans have been waiting on the project for about two years, and lately, the frustration has been getting evident as some fans are threatening to boycott her products if she doesn’t release new music. To be fair, Rihanna‘s last album ANTI was released in 2016, and […]

Legendary dancehall deejay/sound system selector Jah Stitch is dead. Jah Stitch, whose real name is Melbourne James, passed away on April 29 in Kingston following a long battle with diabetes and heart problems. Stitch was a popular figure in the dancehall community in the 70s and 80s. He was selector on Tippertone and Black Harmony […]

Konshens continues to hit back at Foota Hype. The Subkonshus deejay posted a classic clip of Bounty Killer performing live. Konshensand Foota Hype have been in a back-and-forth on social media for a few weeks. The sound system selector recently turned his attention to Shenseea and Romeich. Both of them have since hit back at him with some scathing remarks. […]

Tony Rebel is calling out gay reggae artistes who he says should come out the closet. The reggae icon is reacting to recent talks of gay artistes following the release of Shenseeaand Tyga‘s new music video “Blessed.” The video drew criticism from some dancehall fans over a scene where she woke up in bed with another female. […]

Bounty Killer will be sipping a different glass of cognac this year. The dancehall legend was a huge fan of Hennessy and even often drop lines in his songs about the legendary refreshment. Now he is aligning his brand with another historic brand of cognac, Martell. Bounty Killer confirmed the deal on his Instagram account […]

Spice has zero tolerance to anyone who wants to come for her kids. When it comes to most celebrities, their kids are always off limits, and I agree with that rule. Say whatever you want about the celebrity you follow, but leave their kids out of it unless you see them abusing their little ones […]

One of the most infamous and feared of the political enforcers of that decade was the Tivoli Gardens don, Claudius Massop. Massop had risen through the ranks of the criminal underworld to become one of the most feared names in western Kingston. In 1976, a state of emergency was called by the then prime minister, […]

Teenage reggae sensation Koffee is writing songs for Rihanna. Koffee resume just keeps on growing. This week the 19-year-old singer/deejay was listed on Apple Music as one of the next breakthrough artists this year. We in the reggae/dancehall community already see her as a shining star, and it appears Rihanna also saw greatness in her. California rapper Haiti […]


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