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  • March 24, 2009
    Posted by: Dutty Crew

    Hey Everyone,

    Its starting to warm up, and it won't be long until CariVibe is upon us again.  For those who don't know, CariVibe is a huge Reggae/Soca festival in Ottowa, Canada on June 20th the FIRST day of summer.  To get in the mood, check out these two Soca mixes from Ebony and Ivory Entertainment.

    via TheFader

    Download CARIVIBE 2009 presents GROOVY SOCA 2009 (HIGH OF DE MUSIC) Mixed by MACE (E&I)

    Download CARIVIBE 2009 presents SOCA HEAT 2009 (HANDS IN DE AIR) Mixed by MACE (E&I)

    Enjoy and we will see you all there!

    -Dutty Crew

    March 24, 2009
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    Hey Everyone,

    For those who didn't know, the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica recently banned Jamaican radio and TV stations from playing any music with content deemed to be violent or overtly sexual in nature.

    Obviously, dancehall musc has come under fire here, namely the type of songs with "Daggering" (a culture based around quasi-erotic dancing) content, with most of the attention falling on Vybz' Kartel's notorious tune "Rampin Shop" (we won't post the video/song here as we trust you are resourceful enough to find it if you want to see/hear it).

    Vybz Rampin Shop

    Many have spoken out about the ban, and there are no doubt some very different opinions about the ban.  Should "daggering" and other suggestive language be confined to the dancehall and OFF the public airwaves?  Is this move towards censorship going to be bad for the future of Jamaican music and culture? 

    Since we haven't addressed it here on yet, and everyone here no doubt has an opinion on the situation, we ask you:  What do you all think?

    To get you thinking, here are a few articles about the ban:


    March 23, 2009
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    Sean Paul is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, yes that is true! But, the internet rumors of the album titled "The Next Thing" is completely FALSE!!! Stay tuned for the official announcement of the new album title, coming very soon and lots more news on the new single, album and release date!!! You Ready???

    March 21, 2009
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    Head over to for an exclusive sneak peak, behind the scenes of Jah Cure's new video "Call On Me" directed by Rhonda Fox. Wayne Marshall was also on set! Check it out and be on the lookout for the full music video coming soon!

    March 18, 2009
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    HotelChatter contributor Shira Levine got the chance to interview Jamaican singing sensation Sean Paul while on assignment for HEEB magazine. But when Sean Paul revealed he had a past in hotel employment, she knew it was too good to pass up for HotelChatter. Here's what she learned.

    Last week, Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Sean Paul flew into New York for a few live shows in Manhattan and Queens. Come this summer, his fourth album will hit the streets, so we took the opportunity to chat up the "Gimme the Light" and "Like Glue" singer in his suite at The London NYC.

    Sean Paul chooses typically to roll up in that spot because he digs the suite life. “It’s all suites in here," he said of the hotel's accommodations.

    Speaking of sweet, random details, it turns out that long before he was a multi-award winning superstar, Sean Paul was on the academic track to a career working in hotel management. That's right, Sean Paul could have been a hot hotelier! Below, he dishes on what that was like.

    Sean Paul: I used to work in hotels for my work experience. I went to school for it...

    March 15, 2009
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