Articles by: James Max

Reggae Film Festival Kicks Off On May 23-27

Reggae Film Festival Kicks Off On May 23-27

The 4th Jamaica Reggae Film Festival will be held at Studio 38, Trafalgar Road, New Kingston from May 23-27. The annual event is being hosted by The Jamaica Film Academy with main focus to Make A Film In 24 Hours competition, in which teams will use any media to make […]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments News
Etana And Queen Ifrica Appeal To Jamaicans Not To Kill Themselves

Etana And Queen Ifrica Appeal To Jamaicans Not To Kill Themselves

Etana and Queen Ifrica are the two latest reggae artists to express concerns about the growing number of suicide in Jamaica. Both reggae stars appealed to Jamaicans, particularly the children, not to make suicide an option as they spoke openly about the issue in Montego Bay during the four-day music […]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments News
Beenie Man Calls Out Barbados, “Stop Pressuring Jamaican”

Beenie Man Calls Out Barbados, “Stop Pressuring Jamaican”

Dancehall deejay Beenie Man has let his voice be heard on the ongoing issue of Barbados mistreating Jamaicans. During his performance at the Reggae Beach Party in Brandons Beach, St Michael last Sunday, Beenie Man said, “Ease up Jamaican. Stop pressuring Jamaican.” Beenie added: “Sometime you get fed up ah […]

by April 27, 2011 0 comments Feature, News
Mavado, I-Octane Vybz Kartel To Perform At Contender Finals

Mavado, I-Octane Vybz Kartel To Perform At Contender Finals

Dancehall heavy weights Mavado, I-Octane and Vybz Kartel are slatted to perform at tonights final of the Wray & Nephew-sponsored televised boxing series, The Contender. The three top dancehall stars of last year will provide the evenings entertainment with Melloquene opening the show with the theme song “Champion.” The Contender […]

by April 27, 2011 0 comments News, Top Stories
Sly And Robbie Prep Japan Tribute Song

Sly And Robbie Prep Japan Tribute Song

URBAN ISLANDZ NEWS: Veteran bass makers Sly and Robbie has prepped the release of their tribute song to Japan quake victims. The project, which is titled Sly & Robbie with Friends: Let Us Pray – Another Song For Japan, involves the Japanese Classic Strings Players who recorded their part at […]

by April 27, 2011 0 comments News
Vybz Kartel: “They’re at war with themselves” [Audio]

Vybz Kartel: “They’re at war with themselves” [Audio]

Dancehall Hero Vybz Kartel said he will no longer be releasing songs with “Gun Lyrics.” In a release send to the media, Vybz Kartel said the decision is in response to other artists counteracting his songs. “As of this moment i will no longer be doing “gun lyrics”. I did […]

by April 27, 2011 0 comments Feature, News, Top Stories
Reggae Artists Record Two New Songs For Japan Quake Victims

Reggae Artists Record Two New Songs For Japan Quake Victims

Japanese reggae musicians living in Jamaica are continuing their support earthquake victims with the recording of two new songs. Japan natives Jun Tochino and Yumiko ‘Yumi’ Gabe recently records new tracks “Matsushima” and “Starting Over” featuring several big names in reggae. Starting Over was written by international reggae artistes Triston […]

by April 26, 2011 0 comments News
Spragga Benz Wanted, But Currently Overseas

Spragga Benz Wanted, But Currently Overseas

URBAN ISLANDZ NEWS: Reggae/dancehall artists was named by Jamaican Detectives as a person of interest in relation to a triple murder in Kingston last week Friday (April 22). According to reports, Spragga, born Carlton Gordon, is overseas and is not due back in the island before May 17. Investigators said […]

by April 26, 2011 0 comments News, Top Stories