Morgan Heritage’s latest single “Ends Nah Meet,” has been selected as the official theme song for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, following Jamaica’s last leg of FIFA’s World Cup Trophy Tour.
It is being reported that popular International Dancehall artiste Busy Signal has been arrested for a Narcotics offence committed back in 2002 in Minnesota, United States.
This follows recent news of the success of his newly released album, ‘Reggae Again‘ already making it to Top Ten on the Billboard charts.
Sources say Busy was held immediately after he landed in Kingston(May 21, 2012), Jamaica, having just returned from a recent tour in Amsterdam.
Some time ago it was being highly discussed that a high profile entertainer was under watch for being in connection with the operations of extraditied Jmaican Crime Drug Lord Dudus Coke, which led to rumors surfacing that Gordon was indeed the unnamed person of interest, and the reason for his arrest.
It is also reported that he has been operating under a false name for the past decade, and his real name is actually Glendale Goshia Gordon. We will keep you posted on this….Sad day in Dancehall and Reggae News plz say it aint so
Busy is set to make his first court appearance on May 24th at the Half Way Tree Magistrate’s Court, where he will be represented by the Law firm of Queens Counsel, K D Knight.(Knight, Junor and Samueals)
(Via MTV News)
The warrant is apparently the result of a decade-old charge for drug conspiracy in the state of Minnesota. The arrest of the 33-year-old took place May 21 at at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, after Signal, real name Glendale Goshia Gordon, had just arrived from London after playing shows in both Paris and Amsterdam.
The original arrest of Gordon was for traveling using false identification documents. Police claimed that his passport listed his name was Reanno Devon Gordon, which led to his detention as a fugitive for the decade-old drug-related warrant.
The warrant includes charges for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, three counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine (level 4) and a possession charge with intent to distribute. The level 4 distinction indicates that the accused planned to distributed no less than five kilograms of cocaine.
According to the Associated Press, Busy’s first appearance in court is schedule for this Thursday (May 24). He will appear at the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate court in Kingston.
Dancehall Reggae artiste Demarco recently released a brand, new Music Video ‘Kingston City’, directed by Ricke Films. The video is shot in the gritty streets, expressing his inner-city life experiences in Kingston and seems to contain some deep seated feelings, at some points in the song resulting in graphic, ‘colorful’ lyrics…
Though still displaying his usual thought-provoking content, his delivery in this one is a little more ‘out there’ than the laid back vibe in his more recent tunes, as he speaks his raw truth…check it out:
by Natalie Monique New Jersey.com sources reported that Bobby Brown, ex-husband of Whitney Houston left the New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey just minutes before the funeral began.
According to our sources, Bobby Brown was allowed to take two guest but instead turned up with nine, and was asked to move seats three times. He decided to leave the funeral, kissed Whitney’s casket and departed.
Despite the various stories surfacing that he was asked to leave and so forth, ABC News says an official statement was released through Brown’s representatives:
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions.
I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and noone else to move. Security then prevented me from seeing my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are distraught over the events. This is a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respect to my ex-wife the best I know how”
Reverend Al Sharpton wrote on his Twitter: I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney! Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston were married for 14 years, parents of Bobbi-Kristina; a union that eventually ended due to constant rivalry, highly publicized through the Media.
RIP to a beautiful Musical legend, Miss Whitney Houston!
by Natalie Monique
Levi Roots, the supposed creator of the popular international, Reggae, Reggae Sauce is being sued by former friend and partner, Tony Bailey who says he was ‘tricked’ into handing over his sauce recipe to Levi Roots.’
Bailey and their Financial Advisor, Sylvester Williams are both suing Levi Roots for a third share of the profits made from Reggae Reggae sauce, which is at least £300,000 each! The once friends, Bailey and Levi Roots used to sell at a Jerk Stall in Notting Hill from as far back as 1991.
Apparently after they branched out into this Reggae Reggae path, Levi was the mere ‘salesman’, and knew nothing about the actual sauce recipe, until himself and a mutual friend, Carlos Hoffman showed him. Hoffman says he was ‘lured’ into a demo session showing him the whole business, under the impression he was going to be financially rewarded when the business became successful.
He says, ‘Levi was self centred… he took the sauce and wrapped it up in some concocted story. He’s a serial, secret cheater…he had gone on TV, on Dragons’ Den and said it was his grandmother’s sauce. That’s actually cheating…Levi just ran away with the sauce and made up a story about it.’
Reggae Reggae is a spicy Jerk sauce. Just earlier this year, even the popular food chain, Dominos Pizza launched their new ‘Reggae Reggae Pizza’ in the UK, creating a pizza with Caribbean style, having also a Vegetarian version. Referring to the joint venture, Levi Roots had said, ‘Its fantastic to be working with Dominos to launch this mouth watering pizza. The Dominos ingredients as topping and my Reggae Reggae sauce, its a partnership made in the Caribbean. I am framed for putting music into food and this pizza will really bring out the Reggae in you.’Hmmmm
Just recently, Levi Roots held a huge, highly publicized launch at the popular Devon House in Kingston, Jamaica, attended by various Media houses. The sauce has been doing very well in the UK market, and he decided to bring it to his island home, Jamaica. He spoke of the remarkable success gained so far, a high point he mentioned of being invited to dinner by Prince Charles.
Video of the highlights from the Jamaica launch via You Tube
but PAUSE, there seems to be a problem now……..
Sources say Keith Valentine Graham aka. Levi Roots had this to say: ‘He denied their claims and insists the pair have no rights in the sauce or the business>He claims he came up with Reggae Reggae from a basic Jerk sauce recipe, and Mr Bailey had ‘no interest’ in the commercial marketing of the product>He also insists Mr Williams was due to provide finance, but never did, so he decided to go it alone, and by the time he appeared on Dragons Den, both were history.’
He had won 50, 000 pounds investment from appearing on the Dragons Den TV show in 2007 as the sole owner for the sauce. What a mix up…hope it all works out for this great brand