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Will the Cheerleader Artist, OMI, get the Grammy Nod?

International Recording Artist, Omi, did what most Jamaican artist only dreamed about doing this year, and that is, topping the acclaimed Billboard charts. The Recording Academy recently concluded its yearly screening process for selecting the top acts in over 83 categories in 30 different fields. Though nominations won’t be announced till early December, music critics may start to wonder if the Jamaican act who tireless pushed his “old single” may have earned a placed within the top four top categories namely “Record of the Year”, and “Song of the Year”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who is Dancehall’s Most Notorious Rapist? 

We seem to be in one of Jamaica’s darkest times at the moment in recent history. With Jamaica’s crime rate escalating beyond the level of chaos, and the recent curious case of Odane the alleged rapist, it doesn’t take an expert analyst to determine that we are in perilous times. Since I’m neither a politician nor social commentator and my department of expertise lies within the Dancehall industry, I will focus on Dancehall’s own alleged “rapist” Alkaline a.ka. Vendetta Clan Champ.  Read the rest of this entry »

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“Excuse Me… Let Me Speak” – Simpson-Miller, PM

Just like any other visit, Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, who was in New York visiting reportedly had to end her speech early last night due to pressure from the local gay community. Read the rest of this entry »

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NEW YORK, USA (Shuzzr) – Based on the article published in the Jamaica Star on Monday March, 16 2015 and several other issues. I Shuzzr, would like to publicly make the following statement:

Its saddens me that Grammy Award winning artiste, Shaggy, would seek to use his platform to downplay, fib or make a mockery publicly on matters concerning Homosexuality, Human Rights, Discrimination & Torture faced by any group but more specifically his fellow Jamaican citizens. Jamaica has continued to demonstrate to the world its stance on homosexuality and has been labelled by TIME Magazine in 2004 as the “Most Homophobic country in the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

Below is a response to Dane Lewis, Article Published on Sunday February 22, 2015, in the Jamaica Gleaner.

Once Again the director of JFLAG has decided to speak on behalf of a group of individuals who don’t necessarily share the same sentiments. The continuous extending of an olive branch to the Reggae & Dancehall Industry has gotten old and isn’t effective. Read the rest of this entry »

We have a ‘black problem’

Posted: February 5, 2015 in Articles

Recently, Joe Pinsker, assistant editor of The Atlantic, wrote an article about the financial consequences of saying ‘Black,’ vs ‘African American’. According to Pinkster, 100 years ago, ‘coloured’ was the typical way of referring to Americans of African descent. Then 20 years later, it was purposefully dropped to make way for ‘Negro’. Then by the late 1960s, that term was overtaken by ‘black’. And then, in 1988, Jesse Jackson, United States civil rights activist, declared that ‘African American’ was the term to embrace. That one was chosen because it echoed the labels of groups, such as ‘Italian Americans’ and ‘Irish Americans’, that had already been freed of widespread discrimination. Read the rest of this entry »

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