Score to settle

A New York promoter will crown Beenie Man or Vybz Kartel King of The Dancehall following The Settlement, a two-part dance scheduled for New York in May and June. Both will feature sound system selectors playing songs of both deejays throughout the events. Read More

A cut above
 DREDZ Productions' Special Cuts, showing at Phoenix Theatre, takes viewers on a roller-coaster of emotions: love, hate, sympathy and empathy.Playwright/actor Rashiem Shepherd gave a synopsis of the show's plot.... Read More

Chimney Records drops Fresh Paint
Last month, Chimney Records scored a rare feat on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with two compilations.... Read More

TIME honours James
Jamaican author Marlon James has been listed among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.... Read More

Shabba Ranks…the Emperor

By Fitzroy Francis Observer writer | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon (aka Shabba Ranks) deserves his title, The Emperor, due to his groundbreaking achievements. In 1991, he signed a recording deal with Epic Records which helped him attain international stardom and become the first dancehall artiste to win... Read More

Prince Pin holds class

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

New York-based dancehall deejay Prince Pin is enthusiastic about the favourable response to his singles, Time a Di Masta and Whining Class . Read More

One class act

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

NEISHA-YEN Jones had the most dramatic and emotional acceptance speech of Monday's Actor Boy Awards held at Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew. Read More

Jah Lex gears up for Stronger

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Canada-based dancehall artiste Jah Lex is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album Stronger, scheduled for release later this year. It has collaborations with Lutan Fyah, Mikey General, Sugar Roy and Conrad Crystal. Read More

Hot Frass blazes with Polo

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

 St Thomas has produced entertainers including Popcaan, Morgan Heritage, Bush Man, and hot newcomer Chronic Law. Next out of the blocks is Hot Frass from the district of Hampton Court. Read More

Amèlle takes off with with Runaway remix

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Canadian-Lebanese singer Amèlle is currently in the island ramping up promotions behind her latest single Runaway (the remix), featuring Beenie Man. Read More

At LeiSure

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

With #thisisyourleisure trending, two of the Caribbean's strongest music genres — dancehall and soca — converged at Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew to give party lovers a feast last Saturday. Naturally, the cooler fete was dubbed “LeiSure”, and all in... Read More

Uncajed Melodies hit right notes

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer cunninghamc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

 SOOTHING sounds filled the air at the fifth staging of Uncajed Melodies held at the Philip Sherlock Centre on The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus in St Andrew on Sunday evening. Read More

Lamar Richards' Good deed

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

While attending GC Foster College in Spanish Town, Lamar Richards was kicked out of school six times for failure to pay tuition. With assistance from two mentors, the persistent Richards completed a diploma course at that institution in 2015 and is now its track... Read More

Spin Check — Russ Buss of Coppershot

WITH KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

This is the fifth in a 10-part series highlighting sound system selectors. Today, the spotlight is on Russell “Russ Buss” Gordon, a member of Coppershot Disco. He finished second in the 2017 SunCity High School DJ Competition.  Read More

Another Boom night!

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

We returned to Olympic Way last week for the latest staging of Boom energy drink's All-Star Sound Clash, and what a night it proved to be! OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY was kept busy getting the right shots. Read More


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