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Gyptian On Distant Relatives Tour

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Gyptian has been added to the Damion “Jr Gong”  Marley and Nas Distant Relatives 2010 beginning August 24th in Charloette, NC.   Gyptian, whose real name is Windel Beneto Edwards, has been enjoying successes on the charts with his new album “Hold Yuh” which continues to hold the #2 spot on Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart. The title track has become a multi-chart hit worldwide and was viewed by many as the 2010 anthem for summer. 

 The Washington Post named Gyptian “the owner of the summer’s most compelling dancehall hit.” In addition to the Distant Relatives tour dates, Gyptian will also headline dates through October and then head to Europe for tour dates.Gyptian recently shot his video for the single “Nah Let You Go.”   

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Lady Saw, My Way

 

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Dancehall Queen, Lady Saw (Marion Hall), has announced the release of her first album since 2007, My Way, is expected to be released  within the next month — September 7, 2010 through a new partnership with Toasting Music, alongside her label Diva Records, distributed by Fontana/Universal. 

With the release of My Way, Saw is said to be bringing  back her famous Dancehall beats and gritty lyrics that first gained her acclaim and widespread popularity at Dancehall shows. The album features fourteen tracks including lead single, Party Till December, which will also feature a music video due out in late August. Other tracks include He Is At My House (featuring Eve), Every Way Mi Go, and I Can’t Wait (featuring Ding Dong). For Saw this album is her declaration of independence per say, as she selected all the tracks to put on it and everything was done ‘her way.’  

 

Tash Goes Back To School 

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2008 Magnum Queen of the Dancehall, Tashon Williams, known as  “Baby Tash”, is going back to school to get a higher education.The Jonathan Grant High School graduate will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and Technology at the University of Technology, UTECH.”Baby Tash” will be a full-time student, but does not intend to give up her entertainment career.The Magnum Dancehall Queen had taken a break from her studies in 2005 as she had a hard time juggling classroom and a full time job as a deejay.Her latest single “Hotel Room” will be out soon

Wailer Troubles 

 

Living icon, Bunny Wailer has found himself in trouble with the law. Operators of a school which is owned and operated by the artiste in Mona, St. Andrew were given an eviction notice by the courts on Monday for forfeiting a lease agreement.

Bailiffs went to the school, the Millennium Institute at 20 Mona Road, about 10 o’clock Monday morning and served the operators walking papers from the courts.

Courts paper suggests that the artiste owes his landlord more than $1.2 million in outstanding rent plus $87,000 in late fees. This matter will be taken to the courts.

 Popcaan Acquitted

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Popcaan, one of the three Gaza” members who reportedly attacked a Bahamian Pilot was acquitted of all charges after he pleaded not guilty…the other two members are still in police custody.

The three artistes were alleged to have attacked a pilot on Monday at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) were arraigned in the magistrates’ court on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. The artites were in Bahamas to entertain fans at a birthday bash.

Twenty-four-year-old Ainsley Morris (Notnice), 22-year-old André Sutherland (Popcaan) and 26-year-old Lenburgh McDonald (Leng) all members of Vybz Kartel’s entourage appeared before Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams to answer to the charges of causing grievous harm and damage.

It is alleged that the men got into a “brawl” with the pilot after he asked why there were women in the men’s restroom with them. The pilot reportedly left the restroom after a member of the group started to shout obscenities at him.

The pilot reportedly told police that when he returned to use the bathroom another time one of the women who is a part of the group was hit by the bathroom door. It was at that point Bannister said one of the group members slapped him in the face and punched in his left eye. He said the brawl ended in the lounge of the departure terminal alarming hundreds of passengers.

He then called for security, and although some of his alleged attackers were already on board the plane (awaiting departure) by the time he returned with security, the three were pointed out and taken off the plane. Notnice and Leng pleaded guilty to the charges of damage and grievous harm, and are expected to return to court this morning for sentencing.

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