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NEW!! Busy Signal receives six month sentence in US courts today

by Natalie Monique

International Dancehall artiste Busy Signal who was recently extradited to the United States, finally received his sentence today.

Busy fans and family should be happy as according to our reliable source, he was only issued a six month sentence, despite the fact that Minnesota sentencing guidelines would have seen him with up to 18 months imprisonment for his charge of absconding bail.

His manager Shane Brown, told the Observer that the judge was impressed with the positive change in the artiste. He said: “He was very happy with the type of artiste he is. The judge had the lyrics to Nah go Jail Again in front of him and liked the fact that Busy was part of school programmes in Jamaica.”

Sometime ago his lawyer, Bill Mauzy told the Associated Press that the team was going to ask for a lesser sentence than the possible 18 months, but did not disclose how much time they were requesting.

Busy Signal was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica shortly after returning from a European tour. After the first court hearing in Jamaica, where he was denied bail Busy and his legal team opted to waive extradition rights and face the US courts instead.

He is currently facing charges of absconding bail and returning to Jamaica, during a pending drug case in the United States which occurred ten years ago.

This is surely great news for the Reggae and Dancehall fraternity, fans, friends and family. Two months ago his girlfriend gave birth to a bouncing baby boy….the well loved artiste will be home very soon, having only about two months left to serve in prison

NEW!! Audio: UK Dancehall artiste Chuky ft. Gyptian ‘Burning From The Heart’

by Natalie Monique
UK Dancehall artiste Chuky teams up with Award winning International Reggae artiste Gyptian in powerful collaboration for new Lovers rock single, ‘Burning From The Heart’.

The song has a very sexy vibe, with the two artistes going in on the vocals, Chuky gives an edgy, Dancehall touch complimented by Gyptian’s worldwide renowned sultry harmonious vocals, alongside a subtle acoustic type, serene yet energetic beat…very catchy.

Chuky is known for other songs such as, ‘Whine Pon Mi’, ‘Mr Agriculture’ and ‘Make A Change’ and is also popularly known for creating a wide range of beats for various artistes, of which ‘Burning From the Heart’, he can also boast as creator. Loving the smooth vibe on this!

Taking the Caribbean to the worlddddd…..

‘Burning from the heart’ can be downloaded HERE

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NEW!! Reggae star Buju Banton could walk free due to a supposed violation of rights

by Natalie Monique
According to recent reports, popular, Grammy Award winning Reggae Dancehall artiste Buju Banton could have his case dismissed, due to violation of his rights as the Defendant in the case. The singer was arrested and sentenced to ten years in prison earlier this year, for drug-related charges, after a lengthy trial period. It is now being discovered that the US government may have violated the Speedy Trial Act. In judging speedy trial claims, the US Supreme Court has developed a four-part test that considers the length of the delay, the reasons for the delay, the defendant’s assertion of his right to a speedy trial, and the prejudice to the defendant.

Wikipedia defines the Act as, ‘One of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution to defendants in criminal proceedings. The right to a Speedy trial guaranteed by The Sixth Amendment, is intended to ensure that defendants are not subjected to unreasonably lengthy incarceration prior to a fair trial. The length of time can either be defined by statute (vary by states) except murder, or the charges are dismissed by action of law without regard to the merits of the case.’ They add that there are exceptions in cases where the delay is requested by the defendant.

Just last week, Banton’s David Markus led legal team filed an appeal in the Georgia Appeals court claiming violation of this Act. Buju’s first trial took place in Septemeber 2010, which was nine (9) months after his initial arrest. The Jamaica Observer reported that he was convicted after waiting another four months after trial, this being the second delay having been ‘pushed back’ by the Judge, US Magistrate James Moody.

Sources also said on both occasions, Buju’s lawyers had requested a shorter trial filing a motions stating, “Today, on May 28, 2010, the court has again continued the case another 70 days plus until the September trial calendar. No reason has been given for the continuance until September. No findings have been made. Mr Myrie remains incarcerated in the county jail. This is presenting an enormous burden on Mr Myrie, his witnesses, and his counsel. Through this pleading, we demand a speedy trial as required under the act and the constitution.”

Interesting…. We will keep you updated on the development of this. Since his arrest, multitudes of Buju fans across the globe and fellow artistes continue to express their hopes of seeing the Artiste walk free again, as is evident on the various Social networks, and campaigns set up in his support.

NEW!! Music Video: Soca King Machel Montano ‘Vibes Cyah Done’

by Natalie Monique
Soca star Machel Montano finally released the long awaited Music Video for his hit single, ‘Vibes Cyaan Done’.

The video is full of energy and the concept quite unique, showing Machel’s love for Soca from a tender age up until we see him in the future, when he is old and gray, yet still not stopping, lol. It was directed by Machel along with David Cropper and Leroy ‘Gotto’ Thomas. The song was produced by Kasey Phillips on the Precision Productions ‘Antilles’ Riddim.

‘If ah whine on you and if ah grind on ya, and get on wild on you..ohhh is the music causing me to break away…the vibes cyaan done…’ Check it out!!!

NEW!! Video: Shaggy performs Jamaican styled Christmas Carols on NBC Todays Show

by Natalie Monique
Award winning Reggae Pop superstar Shaggy put some island flavor in Christmas for Music lovers. He recently represented for the islands on NBC Todays show, where he performed Chrismas songs with his own ‘little twist’.

Shaggy is versed at successfully adding Reggae fusion to anything. He previously collaborated on a remix of the track, Christmas in Jamaica’ a song he had originally teamed up with R & B singer and Reality TV Star Toni Braxton back in 2001. The song was an original track from Braxton’s 2001 Christmas album entitled, ‘Snowflakes’

The platinum star, is no stranger to celebrity studded involvements, often using his achievements in a positive way always representing for his island. Through his Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation and sponsors, Shaggy is gearing up for his huge Annual Benefit Concert, Shaggy and Friends, to be held in Kingston, Jamaica on January 7th, in aid of the building of a 15-bed Cardiac intensive Care unit at the Bustamante hospital for Children, in St Andrew, Jamaica.

The show was originally scheduled for December 30th, but due to the unforeseen announcement of the Jamaica Political Elections set for December 29th, the show was postponed. The line up includes popular American Soul/R & B acts such as Lauryn Hill and Eve alongside a host of Caribbean celebrity acts Stephen Marley, Assassin aka. Agent Sasco, I-Octane, Gyptian, Wayne Marshall, Romain Virgo, Tami Chynn, Coco Tea, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons and Half Pint.

Reggae ambassador, Shaggy performed spreading Holiday Island spiced cheer to an average 6.4 million viewers of NBC’s Today Morning Show. Love it! Taking the Caribbean to the worldddd!!!

Check out his performance of Drummer Boy:)