Raymond Dewdney, Gully Bop a.k.a Country Man, who shockingly took the Dancehall scene by storm and building his brand since, has teamed up with Bermudian female Rapper Imari in catchy tune ‘Drop Mi’.( listen below story)
Country Man is popular for his success story of rising from grave poverty to fame in a matter of months via Social media, many at first thinking he was simply a toothless, mad man from the streets with a hidden talent…of which Bop continues to prove he is way more than. Gully Bop has informed the public he will be getting his teeth very soon:-)
He apparently missed his appointment with his US dental surgeon while she was in the island, due to his busy schedule.
He so far boasts break out songs such as “Bad Like Mi” and “Every gal want a work offa mi” and his recent outstanding performance at one of the largest annual Dancehall shows held in Jamaica, Sting.
Bop was recently ‘accused’ of becoming too hype since his recent blow up on the Entertainment scene, which led to his Management team allegedly dropping him.
The artiste has since confirmed his management is his now fiancee, Shauna Chin and apparently now lashing back with said tune ‘Drop Mi’…check it out below
Upcoming Jamaican artiste Samantha J, has been making a number of major international appearances, performing alongside top artistes, recording with world renowned producers and Print modeling.
The eclectic, vibesy 18 year old singer is popularly known for her hit song, ‘Tight Skirt’ and more recent Pop/Reggae Dancehall infused tunes ‘Hot Gyal Anthem’, ‘Angel’, ‘Tun It Up’ and ‘Run Come’ to name a few.
Based on her very active Social Media presence and posts, it seems she has much more in the pipeline and definitely an artiste to watch…Check out her remix below of R&B Magic’s popular single ‘Rude’.
Following anti-government protests, and a commission request to step down from his position, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation.
According to LA Times, Lamothe said: ‘…I am leaving the post of prime minister…with a feeling of accomplishment.” Lamothe also added that he was stepping down with the hope that the move would “unblock the political crisis.”
With Lamothe’s resignation, Martelly must now appoint a new government that can oversee legislative elections, which has been delayed for more than three years. LA Times reports that Martelly must call an election by January 12th, when some legislator’s terms end, or else Parliament will be forced to shut down. This consequence will give martelly a ‘rule by decree’, a policy which would see Haiti returning to the days of Dictatorship, which the country had been undergoing for most of its history.
Although Haiti has seen some amount of growth, citizens believe there is still way too much corruption, and took to angry demonstrations in favor of Lamothe stepping down.
In his closing speech, Prime Minister Lamothe said he was ‘…proud of his administration and that Haiti was put on a positive course.’
The United States have tried to intervene and assist in Haiti’s crisis. Former US President Bill Clinton said,’ “The one thing that Haiti doesn’t want to get out of this process is looking like ‘OK, we had four great years, we were growing like crazy so you think we’ll throw it all away and go back to the old ways,’” he told the paper. “It won’t be good for the country.”
According to LA Times, Haitians are not happy with the US ‘support’ for the ‘decaying’ Haitian government.
Recording artiste, Visionary, Songwriter, Producer, Fashion Designer, Rapper Pharrell Williams has been a staple in the Music business and continues to prove why he can make the entire world ‘happy’.
…and we are indeed happy for the man who continues to prove he is way more than the cute-faced artsy entertainer with the strange hats…Williams can now boast an even greater accolade than all above, as he has earned his very own star, on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California!! (His is the 2,537th star created)
Pharrell has totally mastered converting anything, no matter how simple or complex and turning it into pure ingenuity.
His amazing multi-talent, simplicity, unassuming demeanour, undying youthfulness; humility, love, equality, confidence boosting advocacy and carefree yet professional attitude, all compliment his intellectual brilliance, which is evident through his varied work.
The following pics were posted on Pharrell’s official Instagram page:
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Where are they now one may ask…Though notably quiet on the local music scene, Jamaican veteran duo Tanto Metro and Devonte have been doing their thing on the international circuit, performing worldwide, working with major producers and still representing Dancehall/Reggae music, while diversifying with musicians from various world genres.
The veteran Jamaican duo are popularly known for their 90’s award winning Reggae single, ‘Everyone Falls In Love’ and ‘Give it to Her’, harmonious vocals, catchy songs and comedic yet thought-provoking lyrics and vibe.
Groovemakers Freddy Fresh and Andy Ictus featured the Jamaican duo in their ‘feel good’ single, ‘Hardcore Rocka’ and the fun, quirky, vibesy visuals have been released.
An energetic, somewhat funky backyard party takes place as we hear Tanto and Devonte lending their Dancehall/hardcore flavored vocals to add even even more unique flavor to the rustic rock beat.
The video is currently on MTV’s top Music Videos list…love the fusion!! Taking Jamaica and the Caribbean to the world!
Check out vid below: