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It was Bounty Killer’s turn in the hot seat on Wednesday’s episode of Magnum’s ‘Spice It Up” talk show hosted by the very vivacious Queen of Dancehall, Spice. Leave it to the Genie singer to get the Warlord to open up, and quite candidly so, about how he felt when his former flame and Dancehall artiste D’Angel ran off with his then archenemy, Beenie Man.
It was sometime in 2005 when the two split,…Continue
Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 5:58am — No Comments
Olatunji Yearwood says don't stop the Carnival.
That’s the gut-wrenching plea from the energetic singer in the face of the postponement and possible cancellation of Carnival 2021.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley put every masquerader on high alert when he recently hinted that the festival may not be possible, given the current circumstance of the global COVID-19…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:50am — No Comments
In recent times Soca has emerged from being a local style of music to one of the top genres in the Caribbean, thanks to lovers of the genre that have pushed Soca as a way of life.
One of those Soca lovers is Julian Hackett, whose music platform JuliansPromos, recently became the first 100% Soca Music YouTube channel to surpass 1 million subscribers worldwide.…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:47am — No Comments
For many, it’s about getting the likes and being popular on as many social media platforms as possible. But for Karyce “Savanna” Phillips it's about singing and creating music because she loves it.
Savanna is no stranger to the music industry as she is the sister of Kyle and Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions, and the daughter of WACK 90.1 FM’s owner, Kenny Phillips. She recently released her first…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:38am — No Comments
K-Mix & Socaboy who were known together as DJ Close Connections (CC) have announced an end to their era. Close Connections which was started by Soca Flex as a crew in 2003 took to their social media last weekend to share the rather unfortunate news which came as a shock to many Fans.
In the past Close Connections have released at least 15 mixes a year, including Mixtape of Kings of NYC, Soca…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:44am — No Comments
With the entertainment industry shut down and soca artistes grounded, some have ramped up their social media presence, connecting with their fans in ways they never had time to before.
If there was a contest for the artiste with the best social media presence now, that title would probably go to Nadia Batson.
From very early in Trinidad and Tobago’s lockdown in…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments
Soca artiste Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart has been discharged from hospital. He had been hospitalised since October 13 with lung and kidney issues. A GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds to assist with medical expenses.
His manager Giselle Gellineau-Penrose told Newsday on Thursday that the singer was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home after successful…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:56am — No Comments
Kes The Band is gearing up for a major lawsuit against iPhone makers Apple and singer Remi Wolf.
The song used for one of Apple’s iPhone 12 commercials has piqued the interest of Kes the Band as it sounds very similar to their hit 2018 release ‘Hello.’ The band’s new management team, Evan Vogel and Damon DeGraff, are now considering…Continue
Added by DJ Trends on November 18, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments
Musician Courtney Robb, a former member of legendary Jamaican band, Byron Lee and The Dragonaires, has died in Florida. Frankie Campbell, chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) and bass player for Fab 5 band, told The Gleaner that Robb, who had been battling health issues, passed away last Friday.
Robb, a bassist, played an integral role in pioneering ska,…Continue
Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments
Popular dancer White Chocolate is being dragged from his high seat, after mentioning that he paved the way for black people to make wining into a profession.
The name ‘White Chocolate’ has become synonymous at fetes, and soca themed parties all across the Caribbean region and…Continue
Added by DJ Trends on October 18, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments
On this day in 2008, Jones was honored with a Great British Stamp in the “Women of Distinction” series to…Continue
Added by omar on October 14, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Soca singer Blaxx is recuperating from a kidney infection. An appeal has been put out for funds to assist with his medical expenses.…
Added by omar on October 13, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Added by omar on October 13, 2020 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Popular Trinidadian comedian, actor, radio talk show host, and entertainer Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt. Hope last Friday.
He was 72 years old and had just celebrated his birthday on September 30.
He was receiving medical attention after being hospitalized last week.…Continue
Added by omar on October 8, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
BLISSFUL FUN: Revellers of the mas band Bliss cross the Socadrome stage for Carnival 2020 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Added by omar on October 5, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments
Trinidadian soca star Nailah Blackman will be evermore radiant as she performs virtually on Friday during the West Indian American Day Carnival Association’s (WIADCA) first ever virtual Brass Fest.
Born on Dec. 2, 1997, Blackman is not only a singer but also a songwriter.
Her grandfather, the late Garfield Blackman, also known as Lord Shorty or Ras Shorty I,…Continue
Added by Icom on September 11, 2020 at 11:47am — No Comments
Saturday 5 September saw the launch of a new children’s mas band, Future Mas, a collaboration between UCOM and Caribbean Sessions. For the launch event they were joined by Gemz Mas, who also have a section in the band; their theme is Ashanti Safari.
Future Mas’ theme for 2021 is ‘Moonlight over the Serengeti’, and you can view their costumes at futuremas.co.uk from the 14 September. There are three…Continue
Added by Icom on September 17, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Icom on September 17, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
Caribbean mourns another giant: King Swallow Dead at 78
Legendary Calypsonian Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo is dead at age 78.
King Swallow, one of Antigua and Barbuda’s greatest gifts, passed away on September 11th, 2020, after a prolonged battle with kidney disease.
King Swallow was born on February 14, 1942, in the historic village of…Continue
Added by omar on September 12, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Is Toots Hibbert Critically ill and need Blood?
One of the most coveted names in reggae, the man who helped to name the genre Toots Hibbert has passed away on September 11th at age 77.
The Reggae legend has been in the hospital for some time now and was earlier reported to be in critical but stable condition by Minister Grange who also urged…
Added by omar on September 12, 2020 at 6:56pm — No Comments