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Just weeks after releasing the collaboration video for the single 'Adultery' he has with deceased Dancehall artiste J Capri, Kalando almost suffered the same fate after meeting in a near fatal car accident late Sunday Night. Kalado, who was traveling on Red Hills Road in Kingston, swerved to avoid hitting a car who made an abrupt stop in the middle of the road, in swerving however he ended up in the path of an oncoming vehicle and collided head-on with that vehicle. His car is badly damaged and had its airbag deployed, the artiste also suffered a head injury but was not kept in hospital overnight. No one was fatally hurt in the crash. Kalado was noticeable shaken up after the accident and is thankful that it was not as fatal as that of J Capri who died over a year ago in a similar car crash. "Nothing in life surprises me still, is just one of those things, when something great is coming some problem always rise up. Just have to give God thanks that it wasn't worse" Kalado shared The artiste has been out nightly at events promoting his new single 'Bruk Foreigner' that has been taking over the dancehall space. His ‘Adultery’ music video with J Capri has also been receiving excellent reviews along with recent singles 'Ghetto Pledge' and 'Bounce'.

The 2017 Nominations for Best Reggae Album have arrived and here is who made the list

Best Reggae Album:

Sly & Robbie Presents... Reggae For Her – Devin Di Dakta & J.L

Rose Petals — J Boog

Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley

Everlasting — Raging Fyah

Falling Into Place — Rebelution

Soja: Live In Virginia — Soja

The reggae legend has done it again by continuing to expand his creativity and brand across the world. The musician has now found his way into the tech world with the launch of the world's first ever line of reggae themed emojis. With his new partnership with EmojiFame, Marley has developed two parts of trending icons inspired by reggae culture including his own personal interests in a Ziggy Marley Pack and a Ziggy 420 Pack (for ages 17 and up). 

The Reggae Emoji Packs are now available, go and grab yours from the Apple Store today!

Today, Digicel announced a lifetime partnership with the Olympic legend Usain Bolt while also declaring him their Chief Speed Officer (CSO).

“The unique ‘job for life’ comes in tandem with the agreement of a lifetime partnership between Digicel and Usain Bolt – an honour only a very small number of the absolute greatest athletes in the world have ever achieved – and a first for Digicel,” said the telecommunications company in a release today.

Digicel has explained that as CSO, Bolt will be able to get close and personal with Digicel customers in a variety of ways ranging from commercials to community involvement. He will continue to inspire, motivate and interest customers and fans across the world for many years to come.

Bolt, who has accepted the new role, said: “I’m very humbled. It’s been an amazing journey with Digicel – they have been there for me since I was 17 years old and now we will be together forever. As Digicel CSO, I am opening a new chapter and will be making it my mission to ensure that speed stays at the top of the agenda.”

Shakira Martin was more than a beauty fashion model, she was also an inspiration to many. Though she had the dreaded sickle cell anemia, and knew her life could be ripped away at any moment, she made every effort to make the most of the time she was given.

Shakira was born on June 1, 1986, in Brooklyn, New York. Her family relocated to South Florida in 1989, but would visit her mother's homeland of Jamaica frequently. She was a student of Nova High School and graduated in 2004. She then attended Broward College. Before becoming a model, Martin was a pre-school teacher. Martin competed in a pageant in Miami and came in second. A friend of Martin's convinced her to compete in Miss Jamaica Universe. Martin won the title of Miss Jamaica Universe in 2011 and used her crown as a platform to raise awareness for people affected by sickle cell anemia. in 2011, Martin was a part of a toy drive that donated 400 toys to ill children in a Jamaican hospital. She had modeled in several different countries such as Jamaica, Brazil, Canada and Haiti.

Martin was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at 3 months old. Both of Martin's parents had the trait for the disease and thus had a 25 percent chance of giving it to a child. Her brother is also a carrier of the trait. According to Martin's mother, Martin wasn't feeling well after a trip to Jamaica. She died at 12:28 a.m. on August 3 2016 from complications with sickle cell blood clots in both her lungs. She was 30 years old


Tivoli Garden's, Jamaica is under lock down after gun men surround the local police station following a police killing yesterday of 19 year old Tevin Gordon.

According to the young man's aunt they were at home last night when they heard a knock at their door and the voices of men identifying themselves as police and that they were to open up.

The aunt said when she let them in they told her to take her baby and step outside which she did. Shortly after that she heard gun shots inside her house then the Policemen reappeared outside with the dead body of her nephew claiming he shot at them with a 9mm from.

Residents and his family claim he was a good person, owned no gun and was executed. Gunmen have reportedly retaliated by shooting at the Denham Town police station, while residents have blocked roads and burn debris on the street. Videos of young men running through the streets with rifles in broad day light have been circulating on social media as they and police trade shots throughout the day.

Rapper T.I. is so broke that at least one jewelry store is done with him, claiming he walked off with a ton of their bling and never had the money to pay.

The jewelry company Aydin & Co in Georgia says in a new lawsuit it delivered an 18.5 karat white gold bracelet, a ring and yellow gold rosary to the rapper in 2014 and was paid $20k, but he still owes $44k.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. According to the lawsuit, during the decade T.I. was one of its shoppers, he stiffed them out of more than $400k.

All tolled, Aydin's gunning for T.I. to the tune of $700k. T.I. says the lawsuit is bullshit!

Without 'real niggas', many jewellers would be out of business. A 'nigga' is an uneducated forever consumer and can easily be sold bullshit, as long as it is shiny. They make lots of money because they are capable of making an ass of themselves for entertainment, and a wise business man is always there to market them and pay them pennies. Then the addage 'a fool and his money will part' takes over.

Here are some 'real niggas'


When news broke that N.W.A. would be inducted into the next class at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the whole hip-hop world was elated. “This means that the group’s mark is solidified,” Ice Cube said during a new interview with Rolling Stone. “We got some of the most creative, talented people in N.W.A that’s ever been compiled in one group. It’s just exciting that the group as a whole gets recognized by the whole industry as Hall of Fame-worthy.”

“I have always done what I love to do, so to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is unreal. I am humbled to be included in such an amazing group of great artists,” Dr. Dre added in the same interview.

To see Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Arabian Prince and DJ Yella all get their due alongside some of the most legendary bands and solo artists of all time is a massive achievement–a triumph for the culture. However, one question has us hung up.

It’s customary for a tribute performance to accompany a group’s induction, and while often times another band, solo artist, or supergroup will perform while the inductees look on, in other instances the guests of honor themselves will take to the stage to show, once more, why they deserve to be considered one of the greats. Should N.W.A. take the stage to perform one of their classic early West Coast cuts, who might possibly fill in for their departed member, Eazy-E? Who could possibly fill the shoes of that legendary MC and stand on stage, holding their own beside the likes of Ice Cube, Dre and company?

rihanna suing

Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna is one of several artists, including Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, who have jointly sued a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cell phone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission.


The complaint, filed last week in federal court in New York, said ElevenParis has ignored the singers’ warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan’s Soho district and on its website.

The artists accused ElevenParis and its affiliates of being “habitual, wilful intellectual property infringers that, without authorization, usurp the trademarks, copyrights and other rights of A-list celebrities.”

The challenged products include clothing bearing the singers’ faces, phrases such as “Kanye is my Homie” and “Pharrell is my Brotha,” and Rihanna and Beyonce song lyrics.

According to the complaint, ElevenParis’ actions “have caused and are causing immediate irreparable harm” to the plaintiffs, who seek to recoup profits and triple damages over the allegations of trademark infringement and violations of their rights of publicity.

Each of the artists also has their own clothing lines or collaborations with apparel manufacturers, the complaint said, generating “hundreds of millions of dollars” in sales.

This is not the first time that Rihanna has fought a legal battle over the unauthorised use of her likeness.

In January, the “Diamonds” girl emerged on top after a two-year dispute with British high street fashion chain Topshop, which used the singer’s image on a line of T-shirts without her permission.

The Grammy Award-winner sued Topshop’s parent company Arcadia for £3.3million (about US$5million) over the garments, which featured an unauthorised photograph taken during the filming of a video for her hit song “We Found Love” in 2011.

Back in 2013, the 26-year-old superstar’s legal team successfully argued that her fans would have incorrectly assumed that she had endorsed the line of sleeveless T-shirts sold by Topshop.

The courts consequently banned the chain from selling Rihanna tank T-shirts without her permission, but Topshop moved to overturn the ruling.

The case was finally put to rest when the Court of Appeal upheld the ban, agreeing that marketing the clothing without the Barbadian singer’s approval amounted to “passing off,” a term used to enforce unregistered trademark rights.

The star, who is perceived to be a fashion icon by many of her fans, had, moreover, signed a major deal to design a range with High Street fashion rival River Island in 2012.

In the appeal, Topshop lawyer Geoffrey Hobbs QC argued that there was a tradition of merchandising star images, including those of Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.

Rihanna’s legal team countered that the image was from an unauthorised photograph and Topshop should be banned from exploiting it.

This view was endorsed by the final judgement, in which Lord Justice David Kitchin noted: “In the present case I am entirely satisfied that the judge did have a proper regard to the distinction between endorsement and general character merchandising.

“The judge considered the use of this image would, in all the circumstances of the case, indicate that the T-shirt had been authorised and approved by Rihanna; many of her fans regard her endorsement as important for she is their style icon, and would buy the T-shirt thinking she had approved and authorised it.

“In short the judge found that the sale of the T-shirt bearing this image amounted to a representation that Rihanna had endorsed it. In my judgement the reasoning of the judge discloses no error of principle.”

He added that although Rihanna knew she had no right in English law to prevent any use of her image, this did not rule out the judge finding Topshop had been guilty of “misrepresentation.”

“The vice in the impugned activities lay not in the use of Rihanna’s image but in using it in such a way as to cause misrepresentation,” he said.

The judge was right to find Topshop was “recognizing and seeking to take advantage” of Rihanna’s public perception as a style icon, he added.

Legal experts commented that the ruling should serve as a warning to businesses who use celebrities’ images without permission.

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