VPAL, VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm, teams up with Lady Saw’s label Diva Records to release her new album Alter Ego, available now. The Queen of Dancehall is celebrating 25 years in the business with Alter Ego.
The album puts her creativity on full display and showcases both the racy side of “Lady Saw” and the more subdued side of “Marion Hall.” The album features collaborations with Beres Hammond, Estelle, Ali Campbell of UB40 and Flo-Rida. Judging by her latest singles, “Hoping” and “Me & Mi X”, Lady Saw is adding some extra sizzle to the holiday season and posed to ignite the charts. The Queen is back and she means business.
Alter Ego Track Listing:
1. What Kinda Man featuring Estelle
2. I Do Love You featuring Ali Campbell
3. She Has Changed featuring Beres Hammond
5. Hate Your Guts
6. Nuh Yuh Business
8. Pretty Fingers
9. Mi & Mi X
10. Heels On Remix featuring Flo-Rida
(AP) Police in Jamaica say a French woman has been arrested at an island airport and charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force on Sunday identified her as 33-year-old Emillie Legros. They say she told investigators she was a musician and gave a Jamaican address.
She was attempting to board a flight to the Belgian capital of Brussels from Sangster International Airport in the northern tourist city of Montego Bay. When her luggage was searched during screening, officials allegedly found four bottles containing a ½ pound (about a quarter kilogram) of cocaine.
Legros is due before a magistrate's court on Tuesday. It was not immediately known if she had a lawyer.
Known for her daring lyrics, vivacious stage performances and fiery bravado, Jamaican dance hall sensation Spice is happy to announce the release of her eagerly awaited debut EP So Mi Like It, available December 2, 2014 on VP Records. The digital-only EP will showcase her skills with a new selection of her most buzz-worthy anthems as well as exclusive material.
On the 5 song set, Spice knows what she wants and has no qualms expressing exactly how she feels. Whether she is taking the reigns in and outside the bedroom on songs like “So Mi Like It,” “Go Go,” “Conjugal Visit” featuring Vybz Kartel and the never-before-heard track “Whine Inna Di Dance” or flipping the script on “Like A Man” – the tell all about being a female in the male-dominated industry – there is no holding back with Spice.
Spice is reaching numbers that are unprecedented in the genre. She received almost 10 million views alone on her VEVO channel for “So Mi Like It.”
John Holt died in a London hospital on Sunday. He was 69. The cause of death is yet to be announced.
John Holt still stands head and shoulders above the rest as one of Jamaica's sweetest singers and enduring songwriters. He has voiced and penned so many of the country's classics that in a way, Holt has defined the island's sound. Born in the Greenwich Farm area of Kingston, Jamaica, on July 11, 1947, the young Holt took his first steps into the music business via the talent show circuit. Talent shows have always had a massive popularity in Jamaica and the top ones were initially broadcast live on radio and later on television.
Jamaican born Kamara James, who represented Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in fencing, has passed away at the age of 29.
James passed away in Modesto, California. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to Queens, New York, at the age of 10. She received a full scholarship to Princeton, where she graduated in 2007. James’ first Olympics was the 2004 Athens Games when she was 19. She won bronze at the Junior World Championships in 2003 and was a member of the Senior National Team since 16.