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Tommy Lee Sparta remains behind bars

DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta will have to wait behind bars at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, until tomorrow for his question-and-answer session with lawmen, as yesterday's scheduled interview did not materialise. Read More

Tropical House Cruises dock in Africa
IN a effort expand reggae's footprint on the African continent, Contractor Music Records has released a 25-track project dubbed Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica: The Reggae Collector's Edition.... Read More

Kim Thomas in cruise control
For many fans of easy-listening ballads, Smokey Robinson's Cruisin' is the yardstick for that genre. Kim Thomas chose the 1979 standard to cover as her first single.... Read More

Nowlege set to make debut
Although he was part of his high school's, and later US college's athletic team, deejay Nowlege always had a passion for music. He showcases this passion on his debut album, Big and Heavy, scheduled for release on July 24.... Read More

Tommy Lee in lock-up

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta spent last night in the Freeport Police Station lock-up in Montego Bay, St James.His attorney, Ernest Smith said the entertainer was detained under the current state of public emergency (SOE) in that parish. Read More

Buju up and running

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

UPSIDE Down, Buju Banton's first album in 10 years, makes its presence felt on the charts this week in North America. The 18-track set, released June 26 by Gargamel Music/Island Records/Roc Nation, sold 2,995 copies in its first week. Read More

Snappa Chef cooks up new single

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

ON-THE-RISE reggae singjay Snappa Chef believes being obsessed with someone else's success is a major hurdle in preventing people from attaining their goals. His latest single, Stage 4 Badmind, addresses this issue. Read More

Shaggy reworks classic

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

SHAGGY is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album Hot Shot with a brand new album titled Hot Shot 2020. Read More

New music from Germain's Penthouse

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

PROJECTS by Shuga, Nikki Burt, and Splashe are part of last-quarter plans for Penthouse Records, according to its principal Donovan Germain. Read More

Tommy gets noon deadline

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

EMBATTLED dancehall deejay Tommy Lee Sparta has until noon today to make himself available to the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, for a question-and-answer session. He is, again, listed as a person of interest. Read More

Junior X calls on Jah

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

RICHARD Wright was not yet known as Junior X when deejay Daddy Screw took him to producer Dave Kelly in the mid-1990s. Kelly gave the budding singer a straightforward assessment. Read More

Edge 105 launches Bob Andy contest

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

JAMAICA's newest radio station, The Edge 105 has launched a contest centred around legendary Jamaican singer and songwriter Bob Andy, who died in March of this year. Read More

Reggae Sumfest goes virtual

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

THE organisers of the annual music festival Reggae Sumfest team have inked a deal with Facebook (FB) and Instagram (IG) to host a virtual staging of the event. Read More

Dalton Harris to host concert

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 3 2020    

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is taking his music to the virtual space with a concert tomorrow. Read More

Krisirie desires to Return to Love

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 3 2020    

With all the turmoil in the world, just watching the news on television can be depressing even for a teenager. Read More


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