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Uptop Boss Teejay’s music producer J-Don Heights is hinting at new music with the Migos and DJ Khaled.
DJ Khaled has been making waves in Jamaica ever since he touched down. The super producer who often pays homage to the cultural island for his musical background has recently been working on his forthcoming album, Khaled Khaled. Already, DJ Khaled has linked up with the likes of Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Barrington Levy, and more. He even had rap group Migos and Grammy-winning R&B singer H.E.R.
Teejay and the other members of the Romeich Entertainment outfit are yet to be seen in Khaled’s company, but the main producer in the Uptop camp has made his acquaintance. J-Don Heights, who is responsible for engineering some of Teejay’s biggest hits was spotted hanging out with the producer at Buju Banton’s studio in Kingston.
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DMX’s family says they are not strapped for cash and do not need help from the public to assist with the burial expenses. The family’s statement says any online solicitations are not from the family, and fans should be wary of the scams to profit off of the death of the rapper.
According to TMZ, there are unfounded rumors circulating since the rapper’s death last week that the family is in dire financial straits and his inner circle is raising money to help pay for his funeral. The family says that they are not raising money because the rapper’s estate is capable of handling the expenses. The family says any fundraising efforts online are not sanctioned by the family.
There are several links online asking persons to donate to help the rapper’s family but that the family does not need money. The family also says that fans should be wary of persons selling DMX merchandise selling online because the family is not selling any merchandise, and anything selling online is not authorized by the family, and that money won’t be coming to DMX’s estate.
|Posted by Admin on April 13, 2021 at 8:40 AM||comments (3)|
DJ Khaled has assembled a star-studded dancehall lineup for his new album with Koffee, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Buju Banton, Barrington Levy, and other artists. The album called Khaled Khaled” is almost ready at 98% done, according to the legendary music producer who is in Jamaica.
DJ Khaled has always been a fan of and includes reggae and dancehall acts in his projects, but this might be the first time that he is featuring so many artists on his album. What’s even more unique about the new project is that, unlike other overseas producers/ artists who worked with Jamaican acts, Khaled flew down to Jamaica. He also brought his crew to record and shoot music videos in Jamaica, so money from the album production is flowing directly into the island.
The new album is Khaled’s 12th studio album, and among those who are going to be featured are Migos and H.E.R. They are also in Jamaica for a week as they wrap up filming. Several other A-listers are said to be on the album, which includes Post Malone and Drake, who are on the first two tracks of the album. The tracks -“Popstar” and “Greece” have already been released. The songs mark the reunion of Drake and DJ Khaled, who last worked together in 2010.
Both songs debuted at No. 8 and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively, marking the Canadian rapper’s 39th and 40th Hot 100 top ten song entries- achieving a milestone as it broke Madonna’s 18-year record.
In the U.S, “Greece was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling one million-plus copies while “Popstar” was certified 2x platinum-selling more than two (2) million copies.
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Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, and Tarrus Riley are among Jamaican dancehall stars showing support for the people of St Vincent amid a devastating volcano eruption.
St. Vincent’s La Soufriere Volcano has been erupting since April 9 and has left the island and other neighboring islands covered in ash and stones from the eruption. Sections of the island have had to be evacuated even as the small island nation prepares for more fallout from the volcano that last had a major eruption some decades ago in April 1979.
Quite a few of their neighboring islands and countries have reached out to help in the evacuation measures and also to lend support to those still on the island. On Friday, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves got quite emotional in expressing his thanks to all the persons who have reached out.
Quite a few Jamaican entertainers who have been watching the situation unfold have also lent their voices to the nation’s cause. They have encouraged others to pray for the nation and have also shared posts instructing persons where they may drop off donations for the island nation.
Vybz Kartel took to Instagram and posted: “JAMAICA MEK WE SEND SOME LOVE AND SOME WELL WISHES TO THE STRONG PEOPLE OF ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES!!!! STAY SAFE MI PEOPLE. THIS TOO WILL PASS.”
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Popcaan added an interesting twist to the ongoing discussion of Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness blaming dancehall for crimes in the country.
In an early morning tweet on Thursday (April 8), Popcaan told PM Holness to invest some of his own money into dancehall music. His statement comes after PM Holness says that he’s the first Jamaican Prime Minister to openly embraced and support dancehall music. Still, his recent statement triggered a backlash not only from entertainers but also from fans, a lot of whom have voted for him in past elections.
“Good morning mr prime minister, invest some of your money into dancehall music, Embrace it for a year!!!! you’ll never regret your investment,” Popcaan tweeted.
While it’s very unlikely that the Prime Minister will respond to Popcaan directly, it’s likely that he will further address the broader issue in the near future. The Unruly deejay’s tweet breathes new life into the ongoing debate sparked by the Holness over a week ago where he blamed dancehall lyrics for high crime rate. The vast majority of fans of the deejay disagree with Holness’s assessment, but some others don’t agree with politicians pumping money in the genre due to the fear that they will ultimately stifle creativity.
“Government not allowed to mix up in Art or Culture poppy,” one fan tweeted in response to Popcaan. “Our creativity is at risk if such should happen. Plus we no want nuh hand outs from Politicians remember.”