Second SPLASH For Porus (The Jamaica Gleaner)
Medina Entertainment is gearing up to host the second staging of its flagship event, SPLASH, tomorrow. As implied by the name of the event, SPLASH is a water party and Porus, Manchester, will get a second chance to indulge in a concept that is fast growing in popularity.
Tommy Lee says he will not clash Bounty … and apologises to Rum Blood (The Jamaica Star)
Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta says he has no interest in a clash or lyrical feud with Bounty Killer. According to the artiste, who released a Bounty Killer dis song last month called Goat Head, clashing only pushes crime and violence.
“War inna dancehall cause crime and violence and mi nuh deh pon dat. Mi nuh deh pon nuh clash thing fi police come pree mi and sey mi start crime,” Tommy Lee Sparta said.
The controversial Goat Head song created much fracas in the dancehall circle, with some Bounty Killer fans expressing discontent with Tommy Lee’s lyrics. However, Tommy Lee who had earlier told THE STAR that he would not disrespect Bounty killer, now says Bounty Killer pushed him to the limit.
INTERVIEW: Rayvon Still Going Strong, Getting That Cheddar (Boomshot)
Just last night in New York City Shaggy and Rayvon performed at the RockHouse Foundation benefit to raise funds for the education of Jamaica’s youth. They’ve been doing their thing since the late Eighties in good ol’ Brooklyn, where Rayvon and Shaggy first linked as the ultimate dancehall duo, dropping hit after hit after hit along with the rest of the ‘Ruff Entry Crew.’ For decades since, Shaggy & Rayvon have been instrumental in showcasing dancehall across the globe. From their early hits, including the classic “Big Up“—which as far as we can tell was the first tune to popularize that universally recognized slang term—to the smooted-out jam ’In The Summertime‘ to the history-making international chart topper ‘Angel,’ these two have a natural chemistry. But Rayvon is also a solo star in his own right who shows no signs of slowing down.