Weh Dem Up To: Daddy duties kept Da’Ville out of spotlight | Entertainment

After a lengthy musical break, entertainer Da’Ville is hoping to reintroduce himself to the Jamaican audience for 2018 and beyond. THE WEEKEND STAR caught up with the artiste at the recently concluded 25th staging of Rebel Salute, where he revealed that ‘daddy duties’ somewhat kept him away from the entertainment scene. However, he said he is back with a vengeance and is ready to take the industry by storm. “I was busy doing other things, still doing music and still touring, but at the same time I became a father.…

Studio Vibes: Beats and melody at Grafton | Entertainment

    On Wednesday afternoon, a song was being shaped in one of three recording studios at the Grafton complex in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, and hoops were being shot in the front courtyard. In the studio, producer Mikey Bennett was sitting with singer McKada, working on a song she had written. They bounced the lyrics and melody back and forth, Bennett adopting a falsetto to somewhat match her higher pitch. She had a small digital recorder, then as the session went on, the book with lyrics came out. Bennett…

Dancers’ Paradise: John Bling ventures into recording | Entertainment

Popular for his skills on the dance floor, John Bling is taking a step in another direction. He has entered the realm of the recording artiste. Fresh into the new year, John and the Black Dice Crew have hit the pavement with the newest song and dance called Swing It. “Dancing is just like miming. But I have a voice and a lot of things I want to express. Mi just a try give people a whole complete package of entertainment,” he told The WEEKEND STAR. “My music is ‘alcohol-free’,…

Romeich starts campaign to assist fire victims | Entertainment

Businessman Romeich Major has started a campaign to offer assistance to those affected by the recent fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety. Flames gutted the establishment earlier this week, claiming the lives of two wards and displacing another 34. Romeich said the idea actually came about after two of his employees decided to help out on their own. “We have a group and they were messaging, saying we should do what we can to help. As the head of the group I decided it was a good idea and…

Jovi Rockwell gets set to dance | Entertainment

Singer/songwriter Jovi Rockwell believes dance is important to the happiness of our communities. “It is one thing everyone can agree on and it shows togetherness,” she said in an interview with The WEEKEND STAR. “The power of dance is so far-reaching that people from different nations are not afraid to go a street dance hosted in a community that is considered violent.” Rockwell, who jumped on the entertainment scene as a dancehall artiste in the early 2000s, is taking a step back to her roots, finding herself in the crowd…

LC’s bedtime is still 7 p.m. – Agent Sasco controlling children’s involvement in entertainment scene | Entertainment

From the likes of Nadine Sutherland to Jimmy Ticker to Delroy Wilson, Jamaica has had a rich history when it comes to child stars. The last child to have shot to stardom in the music business in Jamaica was dancehall artiste QQ. The Poverty singer catapulted to fame at the age of nine and has never looked back since. Since QQ, there has been the likes of Wayne J and Xylophone, young artistes whom many Jamaican believe have what it takes to build on the legacy. Today, Lauren Campbell, more…

Safaree to be honoured | Entertainment

Hard work, a will to succeed and not being afraid of taking chances is helping Brooklyn-based, Jamaican rapper Safaree succeed in the entertainment business. On February 18, he will be presented with the ‘Blue & Bougie Impact Award’ at Mingles Cafe, in the Bronx, NY for his work in 2017. Jerry McDonald, executive from Blue & Bougie told THE WEEKEND STAR “Safaree is a bonafide star!” “He developed his music career in 2017 and flourished as a reality TV star of Love & Hip Hop. He expanded his business empire,…

Excitement fills peaceful Grants Pen | Entertainment

On a daily basis, youngsters play football in the Grants Pen Peace Park or lounge at a nearby chill spot on the main road. “You will find a lot of young people in the community,” said one passerby. The Kingston 8 community usually becomes lively after school, outside of work hours, and during the holiday period. It is the birthplace of recording artistes and producers like Predator, Gully Bop, Singing Sweet, and Jah Mike. It is not uncommon to hear of events promoting peace throughout the year, even though according…

Stone Cold Records scores with Sean Paul song | Entertainment

In 2001, Mark ‘Stone Cold’ Hudson produced the song ‘Regular Thing’ which was recorded by dancehall star Sean Paul. The song was featured on the Stone Cold Records’ Verdict rhythm project. Fast-forward to 17 years later, and Regular Thing has given Stone Cold Records some visibility on the Billboard Reggae album chart. The song is featured on the 15-track multi-artiste project titled Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica. The project debuts at number two on the latest chart. Hudson believes this will only shine some spotlight on work produced by the…

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