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Breaking News!! Popular Jamaican Music Producer ‘Fattis’ Burrell has passed away

by Natalie Monique
CEO of Xterminator Records, Music Producer and former manager of popular Dancehall artiste, Sizzla Kalongi, ‘Fattis’ Burrell aka. Fattis has died.

RJR reports that Burrell fell into a coma last Saturday morning, and died shortly after. He had been previously admitted to the University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica after suffering a mild stroke.

The legendary Reggae Music icon, is also responsible for the careers of other Reggae acts such as the classic Luciano and Pinchers.

The Music Fraternity has surely lost another huge contributor to the Industry…R.I.P Fattis

NEW!! Sizzla performs for Nigerian Foreign Minister, first performance since accident READ MORE

UPDATE! Dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel gets bail for one murder charge

by Natalie Monique
Vybz Kartel recently received bail in the sum of J$3 million dollars today for one of the murder charges he was facing for the death of Barrington ‘Bossie’ Bryan..

However Jamaica Observer sources say, he will remain in prison as he still faces others including the highly publicized one, including the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, which he was allegedly involved in along with a couple of his cronies, including another popular Dancehall artiste and fellow ‘Gaza camp’ member, Shawn Storm.

Sources say, Kartel and his Tavares-Finson led legal team are to appear in court tomorrow to apply for further bail.


UPDATE! Levi Roots admits to lying about being sole creator of Reggae reggae sauce

by Natalie Monique

Recently it was reported that the supposed creator of the successful international brand, Reggae Reggae sauce, musician Levi Roots was being sued for trickery. Wellllll….. it seems Levi couldn’t take the heat in the kitchen as he has finally admitted to lying about the whole story behind the sauce. Roots originally gave the impression that he adapted the recipe for the sauce from his Grandmother, a ‘story’ he also gave on the Dragons Den TV show, where he won a 50, 000 (pound) investment for further development. He made no mention of his partner and then close friend who happens to be the one now suing him.

Daily Mail sources, say during questioning, reading from the sauce label, Ian Glen QC, acting for the claimants, said: ‘On the bottle of sauce, it says “Our family in Jamaica have been blending home-made jerk sauce since way back, and for years it’s been the taste of London’s Notting Hill Carnival.” Is that true?’ Mr Roots replied: ‘No, that’s not true. It’s a marketing ploy.
‘When I was trying to market the sauce, I thought of every conceivable way that I was connected with music and the Notting Hill Carnival…I cooked all that in a bag together and tried my best to make a story about it.’ When Mr Glen asked about the claim that it was his grandmother’s recipe, he admitted that this was also untrue.

Mr Glen also made reference to his appearance on the the TV show, which is actually where the whole investigation started, after his ‘humble’ and ‘hardworking’ beginning had convinced two huge entrepreneurs to invest in the business.

He said: ‘You were saying that you had been successfully selling Reggae Reggae sauce for 15 years, is that right?
Mr Roots: ‘It’s my connection to Notting Hill Carnival was more what I was talking about. This was my marketing ploy.’
Mr Glen: ‘But the sauce didn’t have a 15-year reputation?’
Mr Roots: ‘It’s not about sauce, it’s about Levi Roots. It [the carnival stall] was only popular because it was a Levi Roots stall.’

The charismatic, and ‘quite much of a character’ Levi Roots also admitted to lying about his past, saying the sauce had been doing well for the past 15 years, when in truth he was covering up a ‘gangland past’ sources say. He said, “I wouldn’t say it was a lie – I was trying to market myself at the time. I was trying to market myself as Levi Roots.”

He did admit having a business agreement with Mr Williams, but said it had been abandoned before his appearance on Dragons’ Den. His claim being that since the Television Show, he realised what he now meant to especially the Black and Caribbean community in the UK’ and it was no longer about the sauce.

Mr Roots is currently being sued for over 600, 000 pounds between his former partner and their financial advisor, where they are claiming a breach of confidence over the recipe where he allegedly tricked them into getting and a breach of contract. Levi says the two have no rights in the sauce of the overall business.

Just a little under two weeks debuted the product in his birthhome, Jamaica. *Side Stare* Again, we will keep you updated on this…oh boy:) May the real Reggae Reggae owner stand UP:)

Read how the whole saga began

NEW!! Jamaica’s Dancehall artiste Wasp releases Music Video ‘Thank You’

by Natalie Monique

Jamaican Dancehall’s Marvin Clarke aka. Wasp recently released a Music Video to his popular single, ‘Thank You.’

The song is creatively delivered by the raspy-voiced deejay, with lyrics that contain sarcasm, slight humor and a very thought-provoking message. The artsy video shot by the Jamaican All Female Jamaican Production team, Scorpio 21, directed by Renais marshall and the styling by Sashon Burton.

The visuals have a dark background right throughout, whilst Wasp strategically placed in contrasting attire stands out amidst the darkness. He sings, ‘…Thank youuu, for always ah fight me..thank you fi talk seh you nuh like me (for saying you dont like me)…the more you fight, the more me reach farrrrr…’ Love this!

Check it out:

NEW MUSIC!! Soca Diva Destra and Kerwin Du Bois ‘Baddist’

by Natalie Monique
Boyee, Carnival 2012 is craazy, based on all these hot songs coming out one after the other…check out Destra and Kerwin Du Bois ‘Baddist’.

We jus bad, bad, baaaadddd…take out a rag, fan miiii..check it

Produced by Kerwin Du Bois (Oct 2011)
Written by Destra and Kerwin Du Bois