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I dare you to listen to this next artist’s masterpieces and not be automatically endowed with rhythmic muscular articulation. Yeah, I thought it was impossible. Usher Raymond IV is an American recording artist and actor that cannot be denied of his share of the pie. . He rose to fame in 1997 with his hit album “My Way” that has been declared Platinum (sold at least one million CD’s) six times, and which contained his first Billboard Hot 100 number one charter “Nice and Slow” This entertainer extraordinaire creates lyrical beauties and melts the hearts of many with his socially correct swagger and totally flawless style. Known for his exceptionally ranged honey smothered voice and the capability to twist his body to limits known to few, Usher exudes sensuality and desire. He has “copyrighted” his style and maintained his status as being one of the number one R&B artists of all time. His new album “Raymond vs. Raymond” Deluxe Edition was released earlier this year, and is no doubt a gem to



behold. Next there was the album “Versus”, a complimentary to the previous album, giving a blessing of 22 tracks to his adoring fans. Included on the album are his hit singles, “Dj Got Us Falling in Love” featuring rapper Pitbull, “O.M.G.” featuring Will I Am and his saucy construct “There Goes My Baby”. In this enticingly seductive music video, Usher is mostly topless; showing his delectable form, in a passionately laced encounter with a sexy young lady. Usher never fails to please his fans, reflected in his four time nominations for the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards hosted by B.E.T. Usher has posted a video on dance at his official website and his larger than life OMG Tour has jaw dropping concerts across the UK and the US. Usher top single release...OMG,DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love,There Goes My Baby & Hot Tottie..from the albums...Versus & Raymond V. Raymond

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Still trying to fit in .......conform.....blend? Huh! That’s so

old school. Just ask Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta Lady


school they made


Gaga. Since in private school

they made fun of her.

fun of her for her

unique vision in



entertainment, but they could not deter this certified su-

perstar. Soon her antics were being seen as a revolution-

ary turn in the entertainment world. Lady Gaga had a habit

of stripping to her hand-crafted hot pants and bikini top,

lighting cans of hair spray and seductively posing for a low-

ered disco ball during eccentric performances at Lower

East Side night clubs. Lady Gaga, an American recording

artiste, learned to play the piano by ear at age 4 and has

showed extraordinary talent since. In 2008 her debut album

“The Fame” peaked at number one in UK and Canada and

hit the Top 10 in countries worldwide. She was initially dis-

Her new global chart topping single “Bad Romance” has

enticed the senses of fans all over from her





album “The Fame

Gaga cleaned the

MTV’s Video Music Awards with this single; copping six

awards, including Best Video of the Year and Best Dance

Video, donning a “meat dress” at the awards- a dress made

from real beef. In the new video for the “Bad Romance”,

white capsules labelled “Monster” in blood red produce

contorted characters crawling out of them, dressed in milky

white body suits. The choreography has a foundation of

cryptic like movements and Lady Gaga dons some “out of

this world” creations, doing it only like Lady Gaga can. The

video ends with Lady Gaga on a burnt bead with a skele-

ton. Smoking!



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Unless you have been living under a rock for

the past decade, this artiste needs no Beyonce

ration at the MTV’s Video Music


Awards this year for her chart

Knowles- American R&B and

topping hot single “Video

Pop recording artist/ actress

Phone” featuring Lady

and fashion model.


Beyonce has raised

the inaugural BET

to a level few can

Awards. In the

grasp. Combining a

video, a “bootili-


cious” Beyonce

with a hypnotic voice

is seen strutting

and an outrageous

her stuff amongst

stage performance, Be-

men in suits and

yonce is no longer in a

faces of video cam-

league of her own; she has

eras. The choreogra-

changed the whole game!

Married to the rap mogul Jay Z,

curvaceous Beyonce has the world on

phy is wicked and a dance

American tour called I AM...The Tour where the diva came to the

shores of Trinidad and mesmerized

the locals with her out of body performance by her stage alter ego- Sasha Fierce.

She has many times likened this personality as her es-


cape from the pleasures and intense energy of stage

performance only she can deliver. Beyonce has re-

cently been featured on the cover of Self magazine.

sequence with Beyonce and

Lady Gaga serves as icing on the


fire with her latest album “I AM...SASHA

FIERCE” which led to a South


the Year Award at

the bar of performing gorgeous


won the Video of

cake, spicing up the flavour at every twist and shake.

Beyonce also has her

own fragrance- Heat, no

doubt to turn up the passion as the name insinuates. There have been rumours flying around of Beyonce

being pregnant, but her mother, Tina Knowles have

claimed Beyonce’s possible gestation as false. The diva

has claimed she loves children, but is not ready for that

big step as yet. She’s giving her fans all the attention

we deserve first!



She has won the award for Best Collabo-

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When the world was introduced to Barbadian Pop/ R&B

recording artist and songwriter, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known

simply as Rihanna, she came as an innocent beauty; young and


dominated the air-

waves with her smash

hit singles,

Umbrella &

Pon de Replay

“Music of the Sun” peaked in

the Top 10 Billboard 200

Charts in 2005. She domi-

the barrel of the smoking gun came “Good Girl Gone Bad: Re-

loaded” with shots such as “Take a Bow”, “Disturbia” and Bill-


naive, full of excitement and hungry for success. And succeed

she did; her debut album

ber one hit single “Umbrella” featuring rap mogul Jay Z. From

nated the airwaves with her smash hit single, “Pon de Replay”;

and so, the journey had begun. Her second beauty, “A Girl like

board Top 20 Charter, “Rehab”. Rihanna has achieved feats only dreamed by the

masses; including eight

number one singles on

the prestigious Billboard

Hot 100 Charts, sold approximately five million album units in

the US and claimed accolades from “World’s Best Selling Pop

Me” was unleashed, and it scored in the Top 5 on the Billboard

Female Artist” to two Grammy Awards. Her latest album, “Loud”

“S.O.S.” Fondly called “Ri-Ri”, this Caribbean gem, once inno-

“What’s My Name” featuring Drake, and another charter, “Only

charts, which produced her first US number one hit single

cent, suddenly started to transform- an evolution of imagery.

The evolved state was a seductive, sultry and exotic Rihanna.

Embracing the state of woman-hood, she personified her new

album “Good Girl Gone Bad”. And what a tantalizing compilation

it was; responsible for the Grammy Award winning global num-

features the

most popular downloaded song in America-

Girl (In the World)” ripping up the airwaves. The special deluxe

version includes a thirty minute DVD of Ri-Ri recording her new

album and special behind the scene content. One can conclude,

therefore, that this “Bajan” diva has near conquered the music

industry; and it in return has crowned her for all she’s worth.

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“Our country is such a cosmopolitan country,” said Griffith. “We mix so many different colors and fabrics and that is why the theme of my last piece was Carnival,” said Griffith. “That’s the only way I could show how our country has such a diverse amount of different people and everyone comes and celebrates as one.” Bahamian native, Tesha Fritz, has been designing jewelry for seven years and expressed that nature itself has been her inspiration in designing her collection.

“I wanted to exemplify being natural and appreciate nature,” she said. “I think nature is one of the things we have walked away from and I think it’s about time we returned.”

Jamaican designer, Desreen Waller’s collection was amazing blend of bright satin fabrics with eco-friendly materials such as Spanish moss and Hemp. The Jamaican designer said she took her cues from her mentor, London designer, John Galliano.

“I wanted to use bright colors in my collection because they are our island colors,” Waller explained. “It’s a part of my culture and I wanted to share a bit of that with the Islands of the World Fashion Week.”

Designer collections are inspired by anything that excites the human palate. Their themes can portray a period in history, a range of colors, types of fabric - anything which has a strong visual impact. This is what fashion designer Shaun Griffith of Perez Designs showcased in his stunning collection.


With more than 16 years in the field of fashion design and construction, Griffith said that his country, Trinidad, was the driving force behind his inspiration to exude a theme of comfort and simplicity with just a touch of sophistication. Attributes portrayed in the intricate beadwork and embroidery complimenting his designs.

Kendal Major, Senior Manager of Communications and Public Relations at the Ministry of Tourism explained that events like IWFW are good for the economy.

“We are trying to showcase our own heritage and give the visitors here tonight the Bahamian experience through our presentation with an array of entertainers that’s the real essence of it,” Mr. Major explained.


lowing fabrics, funky jewelry and shimmering satin were the order of the day at Islands of the World Fashion Week’s evening runway session. The event hosted at the British Colonial Hilton displayed collections by designers Desreen Waller, Tesha Fritz (Elements) and Shaun Griffith of Perez Designs.

Heather Jones Design

Claudia Pegus Design


of the s d n a l s I k on Wee i h s a F World

Following the extravagant fashion show, guests, designers, locals, models and judges were treated to a Bahamian cultural night of mind blowing entertainment. Included in the entertainment line-up were, Fire dancer Action Johnny, local entertainer, Matellus Chipman and The Bahamas National Youth Choir. The cultural evening was complimented by a succulent buffet complete with a mindboggling spread of Bahamian dishes, including local favorites such as conch salad, peas soup and dumplings and coconut water. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation in the beautiful Bahamas National Trust Gardens.

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TRINIDAD MODEL..Analisa Wittet





Date of Birth – September 10, 1986

Professional Qualification – Sound Engineering & Musical Production, Radio Broadcasting and Video Production.

Involved in Artiste Management and Consultancy, Event Management, Market-

ing, Jungle and Ad productions and Music Distribution.

Mr. Shawn (SPINE) Stewart, within his young career has attained a wealth of experience in his career as a music producer. He has continued his talent with the

establishment of Holy House Production, his own music studio which has been

in existence for over six (6) years producing music for numerous Local and re-

gional artistes such as KMC, Maximus Dan, Shabba Ranks, Norris Man, Looney Spack and Electrify to name a few.

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Never judge a book by its cover. This was

the mistake made by this young star’s rivals,

and boy, did they get a rude awakening! Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, this rapper/pro-

weeks. Another hot single on the album “Not

Afraid” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot

1 0 0


ducer/actor has hushed the lips of so




achieved for the last

many who doubted his extraordinary gift, and is on a seemingly relent-



in awe with his awesome deliveries.

Growing up in a poverty stricken single parent fam-

ily unit was quiet a chal-

lenge for Eminem, but as

the proverb goes, what

don’t kill you makes you


less quest to stun the masses

stronger. And strong he is, lyri-

cally, with a tongue that breaks

the speed limit barriers at a ticket


giving pace.

Eminem’s hot new single “Love The Way You

Lie” featuring Rihanna is his fourth single to top

the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. The fiery video

for this single features Megan Fox from “Transformers” and Dominic Monaghan from the TV

series “Lost” in a sizzling view of a couple experiencing an extremely abusive but addictive relationship.

The single itself hails from Eminem’s amazing

new album “Recovery” which has scored No. 1


(Photographer) David LaChapelle,


on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart in June this year, with neck breaking sales of more than

700,000 copies and holding the top slot for 5

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Model...Malaika Lue

ily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's

any rap


song. The shows


cool and calm Eminem perched on a ledge and

progressively in the video he gets supernatu-

ral strength and zooms through the air like superman. Recent times have seen him win two

awards at the MTV’s Video Music Awards and

nominated for the Best Hip Hop Song of the

year award at the B.E.T.’s Soul Train Awards.

Truly an established entertainer, Eminem is

walking the road of success and it seems no

other can fill his shoes.

Eminem top single release...No Love & Love

The Way You Lie..from the album...Recovery


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Smooth brown sensuality, smothered over

a youthful frame, exuding a nacreous finish




LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE HOT PIC another SEXY LADY @ Mint night club in Toronto Canada

shivers down your

s p i n e .

late to. It features the popular “Bottoms Up”


Sounds like it’s a sexy young individual cov-

ered in chocolate ice-cream or it’s Trey Songz.

featuring mogul





charted on Hot



Songs and “Already Taken” which is the sound-

track for the hit movie “Step Up 3D”. He has

Well, if you ask me, I don’t see the difference;

won the B.E.T. Award for Best Male R&B Artist

Aldon Neverson, Trey Songz is an American

Awards in the category “Favourite Soul/ R&B

both one and the same to me! Born Tremaine


mesmerizing voice and lyrics we can re-

and was nominated for the American Music

recording artist, producer and actor; stealing

Male Artist. He’s doing his thing selling cloth-

table Sagittarian broke through the industry

line store, “Song Shop” and enticing fans all

the hearts of fans the world over. This delec-

with his debut album- “I Gotta Make It” in

2005.While recording his debut album in 2004, he released mixtapes under the alias “Prince

of Virginia”- one of them an answer back to

R&B giant R.Kelly’s “Trap in The Closet”

named “Open the Closet” which gave him

some notoriety. When his debut album

ing, posters and other merchandise on his on-

over on his “Passion, Pain and Pleasure Tour”

along with R&B songstress Monica. Oh, and

did I mention he released a three part flip book

with never before seen photos from videos

coming out of the “Passion, Pain and Pleasure”

package? doubt a must have.

I’m looking forward to more things from the

dropped, that beauty scored 40,000 sales in

sensual, sexy, seductive chocolate drop!

stardom, he has not slowed down since.

TREY SONGZ top single release...Can't Be

the first week. And with that “proclamation” of

His recent album “Passion, Pain and Pleasure” is a sensual stimulus, seducing fans with a

Friends & Bottoms Up from the album...

Passion, Pain & Pleasure

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Embedded in the soil of New York, this

“daughter” emerges, nourished with the soulful in-

fluence of her

musical peers

and mastery of

dom”, an enticing compilation, seductively

stimulating from the very first note.


the black and white keys. Just the thought of her

puts you in a poetic mood. Alicia Augello Cook,

better known as Alicia Keys, is an American R&B






her hot sin-

gle “Unthinkable” (I’m Ready), masterfully plays on

one story line over different decades in time; a bi-

racial love that seemingly transcends timelines. It

singer, but she is also a songwriter, pianist, author,

also features Alicia standing elegantly against a ra-


she usually does. Alicia Keys has been nominated

philanthropist, producer, news correspondent and

diant back drop, looking absolutely amazing as

for 4 awards at the Soul Train Awards hosted by

This maven in her own right, possessing exquisite

B.E.T. Her major charity event, The Black Ball,

and wooed them into a hypnotic trance with her

Alive” foundation, features performances by Jay Z

beauty and grace, has won the hearts of the world

deep, soulful rhythms, tantalizing lyrics and unde-

niable style. Though Alicia has earned several ac-

colades, she is a multifarious individual; completing her first marathon in 2006 in Greece and being a

best selling author in 2005 for her masterpiece

“Tears for Water”, a songbook of poems and lyrics.

She is a New York Daily News travel correspondent and plays an active role in charitable organi-

which is held to raise funds for the “Keep a Child

and Sade, as well as the diva herself. There is

much more to be expected from Alicia Keys; this

limitless beauty always aims to please.

Alicia Keys has been officially included in the list of nominee's for the upcoming People's Choice Awards. Alicia is nominated for two awards: "Favorite R&B Artist" as well as "Favorite Web Celeb. The People's Choice Awards will air on Wednesday January 5 2011

sations for the youth such as “Keep a Child Alive”

Alicia Keys also Leads The Pack At 2010 Soul Train Awards BEST R&B/SOUL ARTIST FEMALE , SONG OF

medication to AIDS infected kids in Africa. Keys re-

YEAR - The Element of Freedom , RECORD OF THE YEAR

foundation raising funds to provide anti-retroviral leased her newest album “The Elements of Free-

THE YEAR - "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" ALBUM OF THE - "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)".


from Trinidad Model: Jamie-Lee Phillips photo by Haydn Gonzalez

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Style, charisma, seductive voice,

huh! Not enough space to contain

the barrage of characteristics

owned by this entertainer extraordinaire.



Smith, better known as Neyo, has brought to the music indus-

try personal style and flavour as only a signature chef knows how for his most prized dish. Known

for his keen fashion sense, favouring the romantic threads of the 1930’s, this American Pop

and R&B singer/ songwriter/ record producer/ actor/ occasional rapper is no doubt an idol

in the hearts of many fans.Neyo, so nicknamed as he is


likened to seeing music as the




the Matrix in the


popular trilogy, is doing

some serious damage in the music arena.

His hot new singles “Beautiful Monster” and “Champagne Life” are burning up the airways in traditional

Neyo style. The video for “Beautiful Monster” is a wonderful construct, opening with a fight scene, Neyo displaying “supernatural” powers. It then moves to a club scene where some fantastic choreography sets the

pace for the next scene. Then Neyo is confronted by the “Beautiful Monster” in a sexually laced dance off.

The video for “Champagne Life”, on the other hand, is masterfully set in an elegant night club, no doubt for

the crème de la crème, combined with glimpses of Neyo destroying the crime syndicate as a detective. The melodious tune itself gives aide to the back drop of a lifestyle for the elite with a readily available supply of

champagne. Neyo has recently been featured in the New Ebony Magazine, looking delectably edible, along-

side Ciara, coined the “Sexiest Face-Off”. The pair, both highly talented in voice and in dance, is a force to be reckoned with. Check out Neyo’s official website- for a peek of his interview while on stay in London, promoting his new album “Libra Scale”.



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They say the acorn does not fall far from the

tree.Tarrus Riley is a living example of this.

Son to the reggae singer Jimmy Riley, Tarrus has been building a name of his own. And what a wonderful architect he has proven to be in

such a marvellous construct. Tar-

rus Riley, a Jamaican born reg-

gae artist, released his debut

album Challenges in 2004, intro-

ducing a signature melodious sound

that is loved the world over. A man of

sound morals and values, Tarrus defines him-


self as focused on creating thought provoking music

about Black consciousness and experiences. Attesting his inability to change the world as one of

his few limitations, he takes on his duty as exemplar and role model by evoking change with his

delivered music. He reaches out to the inner conscious with his soul searching renditions, deliver-

ing music with a message; soul food. He is also affiliated with a group of friends in a movement

called BLAKSOIL, an acronym for Bredren Living According King Selassie I Overstanding and Irit-

ical Livity, a group devoted to a worthy mission. This Rastafarian is not only focused on Black Rights but promoting the rights of all mankind through his weapon of expertise- reggae music. His

new album “Contagious” is true to its name, definitely the reaction one gets on experiencing this

album. With scorching singles such as “Good Girl Gone Bad”-a morally strong warning to young

girls growing up in a sexually charged society and “Far Away”-expressing his lover’s devotion and

fidelity in his absence, it is a reflection of the ingenuity of this truly amazing artist. The album also

inspires positivity and all its songs are equipped with conscious cleansing instructions, combining

an enjoyable past time with educative results. Tarrus Riley will be sizzling as usual in his upcom-


ing concerts in London, England.


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It’s Barbie B@*ch! Oh yeah, we all know that popular proclaim. Trinidadian born

Onika Tanya Maraj left her birth country and migrated to America at age 5.

She was raised in New York in a home seeing parents regularly fighting; thus she used alter egos and music to create a defence

mechanism to cope with the trauma. The

end result- Nicki Minaj was born. Having a

larger than life persona and an outlandish

style consisting of bright wigs and even

brighter make up, this mega super star has

soared to the top, doing collaborations with

the best of them, all before she released her debut album! Nicki was discovered by Lil’ Wayne through

her mix tape delivery “Beam Me Up Scotty” released in April, 2009.

Her hit single “Your Love” scored on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts and she is signed with one of the

Niki Minaj

most star studded labels of this era- Young Money Entertainment. Nicki Minaj herself has always

been unique. She created different alter egos to deal with her father’s violence towards her mother, including characters of “Roman

Zolanski” and “Harajuku Barbie” and claims of the alter egos tak-

ing over during specific per-

formances. She has an affinity to

pink and has created a list of her specially developed phrases and their meanings, calling it the “Nic-

tionary”, for better comprehension of her trademark dialogue. She has a devoted group of Barbie fol-

lowers and has admitted to being “bi-curious”. Naming Lil’ Wayne as a big influence, Nicki’s style is space bound, using funny voices, silky smooth beats and boa constrictor tight rhymes. She has been

compared to phenomenal female rappers such as Lauryn Hill and has revolutionized the rap game.

She has been nominated for awards in the Soul Train Music Awards, hosted by B.E.T. and her debut album “Pink Friday” is now out. Top single..Roman's Revenge..Nicki Minaj Featuring Eminem

LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE Profile Photographer..May Aguez

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recognition by Lil’ Wayne and an invitation to go on tour with him, not to

mention being a Billboard Hot 100

Charter with the two hot singles-

“Best I Ever Had” and “Every Girl”.

His highly anticipated album “Thank Me Later”, have fans thanking him now for what can only be labelled a

legacy. With the Billboard Hot 100 Charter single “Find Your Love” and

wonderfully reviewed masterpieces “Over” and “The Resistance”; Drake

is feverishly pacing the rap game,

Aubrey “Drake” Graham

Talk about making a statement! Aubrey “Drake”

blazing a trail to the top. And accord-

ing to Mack Maine, president of




Drakes’ record label, the mega-super

star is hard at work at his sophomore

album and discussions of a release date

Graham, no doubt a star born out of mix tapes

are already being held. In the video for his hot

he had a record deal, this Canadian born rap-

maica, Drake does the ultimate crime and “in-

has done it like no other. Blowing up even before

per/singer has changed the rules in this rap

game. His first mix tape was released in Febru-

new single “Find Your Love”, on location in Ja-

dulges” in the playmate of a top gang leader in

Jam Rock, played by the Gully king himself

ary 2006- “Room for Improvement” on the popu-

Movado, a top dancehall artist. Drake is nomi-

video for his hit single “Replacement Girl” fea-

Train Music Awards hosted by B.E.T. and has

lar social website MySpace. In 2007, his music

turing R&B crooner Trey Songz was featured on

BET’s “New Joint of the Day”, making him the

first unsigned Canadian rapper to achieve such a feat. But the damage came with his third official

mix tape “So Far Gone”, getting 2000 downloads in the first 2 hours of release. It brought him

nated for three awards at the inaugural Soul

shown us a talent that knows no boundaries and no signs of slowing down.

Drake top single release...Fancy & Miss

Me..from the album...Thank Me Later

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Known for his honey flavoured voice, Jah Cure, real name Siccature Alcock, leaves you with a sen-

sation of satiety and yet also a gluttonous sweet tooth for more. Born in Jamaica, this reggae artist was welcomed to the music world as a teenager with the

release of a duet with fellow

reggae artist Sizzla, called

“King in this Jungle”. But this

rise would soon be curtailed,

as in November 1998;

Jah Cure was pulled over

while driving in Montego Bay


and questioned by police as a

suspect in the case of rape. He was subsequently arrested



sentenced years


prison. Jah Cure

has always maintained his in-

nocence, claiming the arrest-

ing officer was courting the

accuser’s mother and that his

legal representative was useless and unprofessional. Yet his sentencing only helped catapult his

name to stardom; through support from fellow reggae artists and fans alike. His prison stay was not

wasted either; with access to recording equipment, he released three albums behind his prison walls“Free Jah’s Cure- The Album, The Truth” released in 2000, “Ghetto Life” in 2003 and “Freedom Blues”

in 2005. He was released after serving 8 years. His latest contribution is a sizzling new single, “Unconditional Love” featuring singer Phyllisia.

The video for “Unconditional Love” is set in the romantic back drop of Havana, Cuba; Jah Cure being

driven by a pretty “mamacita” in a cherry red Cadillac, roof top down, as the sensual strings of the

Spanish guitar of this magnificently developed song caresses the audio. Jah Cure has been nomi-

nated for the prestigious award, Best Reggae Artist at B.E.T.’s Soul Train Music Awards. This is but

one of many amazing feats by Jah Cure, as he always seems focused on satisfying his adoring fans.

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We have yet another no-contract, discount wireless service provider in Canada today, called Chatr, borne of Rogers. The new carrier is meeting younger players, like Wind, Mobilicity, and Public by offering cheap, metropolitan, no-contract, unlimited texting and calling. Sure, Rogers already has Fido, but it’s just prepaid carrier, nothing else. Roger’s Chatr takes the discount wireless service model and kicks it up a notch with unlimited this and that and affordable rate plans. Chatr’s starting lineup includes

the Nokia 1661 candybar for

Another cell phone company launches in Toronto Canada.

$60, LG GB125R

flip for $75, Nokia

2680 portrait slider

for $95, and Sam-

sung Gravity landscape

slider for $130. As far as plans go, unlimited talk (including anywhere in the province) goes for $35/month, and unlimited talk and text across Canada is $45. Of course, all of that unlimited

goodness only counts when you’re within defined zones, which currently include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa.

Rogers Launches Chatr Wireless to Compete with Wind and Other Discount Wireless Carriers





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There is no denying; this young man, bursting

with talent at the seams, was destined for greatness. Born and bred in Jamaica, real

name Windel Beneto Edwards, he was

always a shy child, initially resisting his

obvious destiny of becoming a superstar.

In the end, destiny prevailed and under

the guidance of Mr. Wong and Earl

Chinna Smith this reggae star was capti-

vating fans with his hypnotic style and

sensational renditions.


Receiving na-

tional acclaim

with his debut single “Serious Times”,

Gyptian has continued to break barriers

with his unmatchable trademark style. Nick-

named Gyptian due to his habit of tying a shirt around his

head and twisting his beard similar to a Pharaoh’s, this velvet smooth voiced artist with his distinctive flavour captivated the masses and rocketed to stardom. He describes himself as “everything in balance, humble

and calm as the wind, although at times the wind turn hurricane and haffi blow off house top”.



His latest album “Hold You” has brought him much attention; his hit single sharing the same name- “Hold

You” earning him a remix featuring rap sensation Nicki Minaj, resulting in worldwide fame and propelling him

to a head spinning tour schedule. Gyptian made the front cover of Orijin- a magazine influenced by African

culture and he has been recognized as the most popular dancehall artist in America as evidenced by the

number of hits he has had on Google’s search engine. Not to mention he has been nominated for Best

Reggae Artist for the Soul Train Music Awards hosted by B.E.T. and won the 2010 M.O.B.O. (Music Of Black Origin) Award for Best Reggae Artist. He was also featured on the Distant Relatives Tour with Nas and

Damian Marley. This singer extraordinaire is showing no signs of slowing down.......which is music to his

fans’ ears.



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They say that the bad

boys always get

the girls. Well this is

one bad boy that

gives truth to this




ation. Gangs developed, but soon after the


Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel has ladies melting at his feet, with his lyrical certification and

legit swagger; he’s blazing the parties and air-



their account-

ability amidst

public outcry

and called a



publicly ending the rivalry. Vybz Kartel aka Addi

maican Charts with his hot singles “One Man” fea-

turing Gaza Slim and “Jeans and Fitted” featuring

belonged to a group in the 90’s that soon dis-

Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards in

Russian. He has won many accolades via 2010

banded due to disagreements. He was later taken

Jamaica, such as DJ of the year and Recording

Killa, and from there his legacy began to unfold.

nated for Best Reggae Artist of the year at the

under the wing of veteran dancehall king Bounty

Vybz Kartel is known for his controversial lyrics,

being banned from entrance in many countries because of a “bad influence” to the youth. He also

fuelled a public feud with dancehall mogul

Movado, both artists releasing diss tracks; insult-

ing each other in song. Vybz Kartel claimed his

hometown, Port more, as the “Gaza Strip” and

fans became alliances of same, pledging total

hate for the “Gully Side”, which is Movado’s cre-

Aion Clarke..Blowing up!

Teacha aka Gaza Thug is burning up the Ja-

waves with his contagious renditions. This Ja-

maican born dancehall artist and lyricist first


Aion Clarke is a hot new singer/songwriter who has written songs for Rihanna, Day 26, Danity Kane and Monica. Aion was discovered by Grammy Award Winning producer Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Usher). Aion then signed a publishing deal with Los Angeles based Warner/Chappell Publishing.

Artist of the year, just to name a few. He is nomi-

prestigious Soul Train Awards hosted by B.E.T.

And unlike other dancehall artists, Kartel has cer-

tified his true genius by branding his own rum-

Street Vybz Rum. He sets the pace for the dance-

hall industry; true to his name- a one man syndi-

cate controlling the “vibes” in dancehall world.

Top songs by Vybz Kartel Ft. Russian – Jean &

Fitted, Clarks pt.2, Touch A Button Nuh


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