Amanda "Ambrosa" Chloe Jacas was born in Kingston Jamaica to Dorrette Elaine Thompson and Ian Lloyd Jacas.Ambrosa has a voice that she had to mature really early due to family issues. At the tender age of 14 Ambrosa’s mother died from cancer, which led to her adoption by her aunt. She later migrated to the United States of America to Boynton Beach, Florida.
After high school Ambrosa moved from Florida to Atlanta Georgia to attend college. In May 2010, Ambrosa graduated from Georgia Military College achieving the status Cum Laude and being a part of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. At Georgia Military College she obtained two associate degrees, one in Middle School Education, and the other in General Studies. Currently Ambrosa is in college working on her Bachelorette degree in Finance and Marketing.
Ambrosa realized that she was called to sing when she was about 5 years old. She always had songs playing in her heart. Her...
(AP) A federal appeals court has upheld Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton's conviction on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges.
Banton's attorney, David O. Markus, argued that a government informant had improperly entrapped the Grammy-winning singer.
A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled last Thursday that the evidence supported Banton's 2011 conviction in Tampa federal court.
The panel also agreed with the jury's conviction of Banton on a gun possession charge, which the trial judge had dismissed after the verdict was read. The judges rejected Banton's argument that his right to a speedy trial had been violated.
Banton's real name is Mark Myrie. He's serving a 10-year prison sentence. Markus says he believes "a good man is in jail for talking a big game."
With his debut album on the horizon, MasSicker has teamed up with the upcoming reggae/pop sensation Jemere Morgan on his remix of "Come Right Back" originally released on Seanizzle's Split Personality rhythm
"It was a natural thing" says Mas. "From mi link with Jemere he made it clear that he's a big time fan of the sounds, "Come Right Back" in particular, and I've also been following his thing and feeling his tune particularly "Paradise" over Delly Ranx's Turnpike Riddim and "Sunshine Glow". Since we both walk that line of Reggae/R&B favor it was a combination that just made perfect sense"
With so much drama in the dancehall as of late, it is amazing that this young artiste has managed to stay so quietly focused on his craft while avoiding the contention in the dancehall. Particularly, as much confusion has arisen between him and the Portmore native deejay "Masicka" that was recently addressed in MasSicker's scorching "Public Service Announcement" voiced over the TNS riddim which peaked at #2 on Rico Vibes new music Tuesday chart.
Cecil "Terror Fabulous" Campbell pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Spanish Town RM Court last Tuesday for using a stone to smash a window in Portmore, St Catherine. It was reported that Terror Fabulous used a brick to smash the window to the house of a Portmore based Justice of the Peace.
The deejay was sentenced following his guilty plea when for malicious destruction of property and paid for the window said to be valued $11,000 dollars. Terror Fabulous was sentenced to 90 day's hard labor.
Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from Rodney King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m.,Responding officers found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital,
VP Records is set to release the 20th edition of the best-selling annual reggae compilation Reggae Gold. The June 26th release of Reggae Gold 2012 will mark this achievement with a two disc set offering double the hits. The deluxe package includes a commemorative sticker and 15” x 10” fold out poster of the this year’s Reggae Gold cover girls.
The compilation’s first disc carries on the Reggae Gold tradition with the year’s most popular reggae hits. Highlights include Sean Paul’s latest single “She Doesn’t Mind,” Jamaica’s hottest newcomer Popcaan’s “Only Man She Want“ and 4 newly commissioned exclusive songs including Busy Signal's “Kingston Town (Remix)” featuring Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Tarrus Riley's "Not Missing You," Etana's "Reggae" and Gyptian's "Overtime." Disc 2 is a commemorative collection of Reggae Gold classic hits spanning the past two decades. The all-star lineup includes Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond & Buju Banton,...
Come Sunday July 22, 2012 New Yorkers will once again get their fill of the best in Caribbean jerk cuisine, music and cultural expressions with the second staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – New York. The one-day family-friendly food festival will bring together professional chefs, eager taste-testers, reggae and soca music lovers, dance aficionados, and cultural enthusiasts in the most anticipated event of the year at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
Building on the success of last year’s initial staging, the producers of the event - Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc and VP Records - promise an even more sensational and impressive presentation this year, in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Independence Anniversary. Already booked to appear on the main stage is reggae star Tarrus Riley, whose popularity and wide appeal is sure to attract a diverse audience of young and mature fans. In the weeks to come, the names of more performers and celebrity chefs...