Trinidad – Two songs for Calypso Monarch again

Calypsonians vying to wear the calypso monarch crown will have to compete with two songs again this year. This was confirmed to Newsday by Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) assistant general secretary Shirlane Hendrickson. In a phone interview, Hendrickson said the change had been agreed to by the group’s general membership last year. For the […]


No thanks Rihanna says Shaggy

In a recent interview with UK’s Daily Star newspaper, Grammy-winning reggae artiste Shaggy revealed that he turned down an opportunity to be part of Rihanna’s pending reggae album. In an article published by the international press on Tuesday, Shaggy said that he was approached by Rihanna’s team but opted out to let ‘younger’ folk audition. “They approached […]

Vybz Kartel

Kartel’s decade – Birthday boy dominates dancehall even from behind bars

Today is the 44th birthday of one of the greatest lyricists in Jamaica’s dancehall – Vybz Kartel, the entertainer who exploded on to the scene between 2002 and 2003. Both years were credited as the dancehall entertainer’s period of emergence, having been crowned deejay of the year at Stone Love Sound’s anniversary party in 2002 […]