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MAGNUM STING 2014 to create history, two Stage Shows, Reggae and Dancehall for one ticket

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Last year MAGNUM STING made history when the show aired live on pay-per-view in multiple countries across the world and now the event’s promoter, Supreme Promotions, is set to present another historic first. This year’s staging will not only see the largest dancehall spectacle across the globe but also a full-blown reggae show.

On December 26th Jamworld will host not one, but two major festivals: Reggae and Dancehall – featuring today’s Giants of Reggae and the Reigning kings and queens of Dancehall, patrons can therefore look forward to enjoying two colossal shows with one ticket. Another exciting addition is the introduction of a brand new genre EDH (Electronic DanceHall), a fresh new wave of electronic music merged with pulsating dancehall beats, anticipated to be another exceptional treat for the audience at Magnum Sting come Boxing day.

“For the first time ever, we will have two major festivals on one night, this year will be electrifying! The number one dancehall show and the number one selling dancehall brand, Magnum, have reunited for this extraordinary staging. For the reggae show we will see the current major players in reggae. We have a reputation of always delivering the giants for a reasonable entrance fee that will not change for Magnum Sting 2014” Supreme Promotions head honcho Isaiah Laing revealed.

Magnum has been on board as a major sponsor of several of Sting’s productions throughout the years. Their relationship dates back as far as 2002. This year the company is putting major focus on the event to achieve monumental success.

Magnum Sting’s stage opens at 8PM with emerging artistes and the roots rocking reggae show runs from 10PM to 2AM, with the unquenchable “cyaan cool” Fireman Capleton who is bound to set Jamworld ablaze at midnight. At 2AM, the sweltering dancehall explosion begins with Magnum showcasing the Dance culture that is again making headlines. Magnum Sting climaxes at the traditional daybreak with the anticipated Clash.

Sophia Fairman
, Group Brand Manager for Fortified Wines and Liqueurs of J Wray & Nephew says fans are in for a unique experience this year: “Magnum has always been the brand of Dancehall and Sting carries the crown and has bragging rights for hosting the most dynamic stage show. This year Magnum Sting gives patrons a complete Jamaican musical and cultural journey. This is what Magnum represents as we continue to showcase our unique and diverse culture. We feel that Magnum Sting is doing just that and fans are in for an energetic experience.”

Magnum Sting 2014
will make history yet again with their most dynamic stage show to date. Featuring today’s Giants of Reggae and the Reigning kings and queens of Dancehall, fans get two stage shows with one ticket this Boxing Day!

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2014 Makes History

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WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE 2014

MADE HISTORY ON THE HIGH SEAS

The First Annual Sold-Out Voyage Breaks New Ground for Genre

The first annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise broke new ground by captivating nearly 2400 passengers with an entire week of authentic reggae experiences aboard the Norwegian Pearl ship.

WATCH: Video recap of what transpired on the 5-day voyage:

The cruise, which set sail from Miami on October 20 with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before its October 25 return, sold out within one month after it was announced. People came from all over the world. Even though the ship embarked from the United States, 44% of the passengers were international representing almost 50 different countries.

“There was such a unique blend of people. It meant a lot to see the music bring unity between such a diverse group of people,” observed Damian Marley.

Filled with jaw-dropping performances from reggae’s top artists to legendary jam sessions from world-renowned DJs and sound systems, Jamaican music was celebrated on every spectrum. From themed movie theater selections (Dancehall Queen, The Harder They Come and Third World Cop), to pick-up soccer (football) games, to poolside jerk chicken, the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise also made sure to give passengers a slice of the island’s culture every day.

“Nothing like this has ever been done on this scale in the reggae genre. Never before, have you been able to see legends of this level touch the stage for five straight days in such a contained intimate setting. One minute you are eating breakfast next to Sean Paul, then watching a soccer game with Christopher Ellis and Wayne Marshall. Later in the night, you are witnessing a 2-hour set from Bounty Killer, then an historical session with King Jammy’s, Shinehead and Damian Marley at 4 am. This is the only place to create these type of vibes, period,” states cruiser Maya Mitte.

On the main stage, Damian, Julian and Stephen represented the Marley family, as well as their label Ghetto Youths International, with solo performances from the entire crew including Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis and Black-Am-I. There were more live sets from legendary bands like the Wailing Souls and Morgan Heritage, multi-platinum pop stars like Shaggy and Sean Paul, roots reggae singers like Etana, Jah Cure and Tarrus Riley and dancehall’s biggest names like Busy Signal, Bounty Killer and Cham. On the last night, not even the rain could stop the vibes. Stephen “Ragga” Marley continued his set inside the Atrium and brought out all the artists still on the ship for a 3-hour freestyle session, arguably one of the most epic performances in the history of reggae.

Whether patrons wanted to hear dub, ’90s dancehall, roots or today’s hits, there was something for everyone from sunrise to sunset at the various clubs and stages on board and even on-land in Jamaica. Hailing from across the globe: London’s David Rodigan, Japan’s Mighty Crown, Los Angeles’ Dub Club, and Jamaica’s own Stone Love, Renaissance and King Jammy’s were some of the renowned sound systems and DJs that took over the decks throughout the night. Those who stayed up after midnight witnessed rare jam sessions with surprise performances from some of the artists on deck.

NEW! Dancehall artiste Konshens switches up things with new Soca tune ‘Ole Digger’

Love this! Konshens teams up with J. Capri in vibesy Soca song, ‘Ole Digger’

” I want you to dig so deep, that the building stand tall forever…” lol @ Pervert in the end, haha

‘Ole digga, ole digger… Carnival turn uppp!!;-)

Check it out:

FULL List Winners: BET Hip Hop Awards 2014

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The BET Hip Hop Awards took place last night, and Drake, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Mustard came out on top copping the most awards. Check out the full list of 2014 winners below:

Album Of The Year
Drake ‘Nothing Was The Same’

Best Club Banger
Future feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino, ‘Move That Doh’

Best Collab, Duo Or Group
YG Feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan ‘My Hitta’

Best Hip Hop Online
World Star Hip Hop

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake ‘Worst Behaviour’

Best Live Performer
Kanye West

Best Mixtape
Wiz Khalifa 28 Grams

DJ Of The Year
DJ Mustard

Hustler Of The Year
Dr. Dre

Impact Track
Common Feat. Vince Staples ‘Kingdom’

Lyricist Of The Year
Kendrick Lamar

Made You Look Award
Nicki Minaj

MVP Of The Year
DJ Mustard

Producer Of The Year
DJ Mustard

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Kendrick Lamar ‘Control’

Track Of The Year
‘My Hitta’ YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan

Video Director Of The Year
Hype Williams

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea

NEW! Music Video: Ishawna releases visuals to her controversial song ‘Restraining Order’ about Ex-fiancee

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Downsound Records female Deejay, Ishawna recently flamed up in the media, with her recent highly publicized break-up with partner and ex-co-worker international DJ Selector Foota Hype.

She has admitted in various Media outlets, that ‘Restraining Order’ was indeed written about her ex, and is not the first song she has written about her alleged unhappiness in their nine year long relationship.

The song was also allegedly the reason for the end of the Employer-Employee relationship between Foota Hype and Downsound Records, who are also the producers of the controversial tune. Foota felt the song was a betrayal, considering he too (as well as Ishawna) was also a part of the label.

Check out the video below: