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0Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel Sentenced to Life in Prison




Jamaican dancehall artist 38 year old Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Williams was murdered at  his house in Havendale, a suburb north of Kingston, Jamaica  August 16,  2011.

He will serve 35 years in jail before he will be eligible for parole. Kartel was also sentenced to hard labor which includes landscaping, bushing, cleaning toilets and mopping floors.
“As far as [Kartel] is concerned, we are not surprised about the sentence based on the posture of the judge at this stage,” one of Kartel’s lawyers, Christian Tavares-Finson, told the Jamaica Gleaner. “We will be appealing both conviction and sentence on instructions from our clients. Kartel has maintained his innocence, and that he’s interested in appealing his conviction.”



Vybz Kartel does not plan on recording music while locked up. Fellow entertainer 35-year-old Shawn Campbell, popularly known as ‘Shawn Storm’, and 27-year-old Kahira Jones will serve 25 years before they can apply for parole while 26-year-old barber Andre St John, otherwise called ‘Mad Suss’, is to serve 30 years before he can be eligible for parole.

0Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder


Vybz Kartel real name is Adidja Palmer, has been guilty  of 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Three out of four of Vybz’s accused associates Shawn Campbell(a.k.a. Shawn Storm), Kahira Jones and Andre St. John were also found guilty in Clive’s fatal beating.

Prosecutors alleged Williams was beaten to death at the reggae performer’s home in August 2011 after being lured there to answer for two missing illegal guns. His body has never been found. Police testified they retrieved a text message from Kartel’s phone saying Williams was chopped up in a “mincemeat” so fine that his remains would never be found. Vybz has been in jail for about three years since his arrest in connection with the case in Jamaica.

In addition to the conviction, a male juror was arrested last Thursday evening on charges of attempting to bribe the jury foreman in an attempt to influence the panel to free Kartel.  The juror offered the foreman $500,000.

Vybz Kartel will be given a sentence in court on March 27, but his lawyers have said that they are planning to appeal the verdict.

0(Watch) Rihanna’s “Half of Me” Documentary

The 11 minute documentary is part of Budwieser’s “Made For Music” campaign, which also features Jay Z. The “Made For Music” campaign involves Budweiser, the sponsor of Made In America festival.

Cameras follow the Bajan around as she tours UK and US thanking her friends.

Check it out above

0New music Mavado feat Nicki Minaj “Give All To Me”


Jamaican singer Mavado and Trinidad’s Nicki Minaj come together for a fiyah reggae track.

So girl, a waan yo give it all to me
Give it all to me
Gyal di way yuh a wine, gyal yo know seh it groovy, yuh groovy
Dem a prove, dem a steer, dem a watch like movie, movie
Yuh a tell mi yo bad, now a time fi yo prove hi

Nicki Minaj

I hit up Instagram, post some nudes up
Caribbean girls run it, ask RiRi.”


0New Remix by Sean Paul feat Juicy J, Nicki Minaj & 2 Chainz “Entertainment”

8Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Of Jamaican Descent

rapper Gunplay- Jamaican mother and puerto rican father

late rapper The Notorious B.I.G- Jamaican parents

rapper Busta Rhymes – Jamaican parents

Fallout Boy member Peter Wentz- Jamaican mother

Singer Mya- Jamaican father

rapper Uncle Luke- Jamaican father

rapper Tyga- Jamaican father

Salt n Pepa – Pepa (left) born in Kingston, Jamaica – hear her speak patois 

Actor Corbin Bleu- Jamaican father

Actress Kerry Washington - Jamaican mother

Model Tyson Beckford - Jamaican father and grew up in Ja. hear him speak patois 

former secretary of state Colin Powell- Jamaican parents

rapper Slick Rick- Jamaican parents

late rapper Heavy D- born in Mandeville, Jamaica

rapper & Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.AM- Jamaican parents

rapper & actor Christopher reid  – Jamaican father

Model Naomi Campbell- Jamaican parents

Minister Louis Farrakhan- Jamaican parents

nba player Ben Gordon- Jamaican parents

Singer Alicia Keys- Jamaican father

stylist & has a son with Diddy (Justin)- Misa Hylton brim – Jamaican mother

1New Video by Sean Kingston “Beat It” Feat Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa

0(WATCH) Bob Marleys Sons in new Documentary called “Marley Africa Roadtrip”


Ziggy, Rohan and Robbie Marley gives you a sneak peek into their new documentary called Marley Africa Road Trip. Here a little more info about the late Bob Marley’s sons.

ZIGGY MARLEY, The Musician

The five time GRAMMY winner brings a passion and joy to his music that crosses the barriers of age, language, race and politics making him one of the most lovable musicians working today. Being the eldest brother he is the natural leader with an innate sensitivity and a razor sharp wit. Constantly collaborating with a diverse range of artists, Ziggy was turned on by the prospect of spontaneously performing with African musicians.

ROHAN MARLEY, The Entrepreneur

A former football star with a passion for life, Rohan has an irresistible sense of humor and contagious smile that makes him instantly magnetic. Founder of Marley Coffee, he has vigorously pursued his family tradition of Ital farming on an expansive coffee plantation in Jamaica.


Hardcore motorcyclist and stuntman Robbie has ridden in films like The Fast And The Furious, shredding, flipping andtotaling bikes for Hollywood. Thoughtful and poignant, Robbie is not only a thrill seeker but also an artist.


0Snoop Lion says Homosexuality in Hip Hop Won’t Be Accepted



Snoop overall is  supportive of gay marriage and equality but says it would be a long time before its accepted in hip hop.  The Guardian newspaper asked the rapper about his thoughts on Frank Ocean coming out  in the hip hop world.

The Guardian newspaper, Snoop said: “Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper. He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine.

“It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherf**king tough-a** dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.”

Snoop, 41, says he has nothing against homosexuality and even has gay friends himself. “I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies,” Snoop admitted.

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