Alkaline gives his views on his song firing shots at bounty killa, does he have a point or is he just making excuses. Listen below, leave your comments.
It seems Alkaline has no limits to who he fires shots at. Fans of dancehall music have heard subliminal messages being sent to the imprisioned World Boss Vybz Kartel. This time in a preview release of a song titled "Anywhere We Go" Alkaline is going even harder and sings about having sex with women that men have no idea about and then further goes on to labeling Bounty Killa and Foota Hype in some disrespecting choice of word. Listen to the preview below and comment with your views.
Our krush Yaad team received a broadcast from Alliance member Cross Cris who stated "After a short discussion with Bounty Killer "The General" a short while ago, he has asked me to make these developments known to our AllianceANG fans worldwide....... (1). We will be planning a free Party/Concert some time this year for our Fans/Supporters.... (2). We will offer free passes at times throughout this year to Fans/Supporters for our weekly Hennessy Bounty Sundays event.... (3). Any other ideas that you the fans may have to keep our fan base and supporters active feel free to send me a message...
Any hope that Dancehall superstar, Bounty Killer will perform at STING 2012 seems all but dashed after the 'War Lord' confirmed his intention to skip the popular stage show.
The Alliance leader, who initially was on theSTING lineup, declared that he would not perform at STING following 'disrespectful' comments made by the show's lead promoter,Isaiah Laing in an interview, implying that'Gaza' deejay and current rival, Tommy Lee Sparta had a good chance of defeating him in a clash.
The warlord Bounty Killer has once again stepped forward to defend his legacy. The 'Grung Gaad' appears to be on the warpath after members of his Alliance team were said to be disrespected by artiste Munga Honorable in his latest song titled, Haffi Dead.
In his song, Munga issues a challenge to the Alliance, Gaza and JOP that he is willing and ready to contest them in a lyrical showdown.
In his usual militant mood, Bounty Killer tweeted:
"Munga u are no more honorable! Ur ending is inevitable! From u dissed Alliance, u dissed me as well so anything a anything. U who ran from Debra Sprat 08 and flopped ur career ..."
Rival dancehall artistes Bounty Killer and Tommy Lee Sparta have denied allegations that there was a fight between them in Riverton City on Tuesday night.
It is alleged that during Tommy Lee's performance of the song Goat Head at the City Jam stage show, Bounty Killer took offence and in a rush to the stage to defend himself, he was intercepted by members of Tommy Lee's security personnel.
Dancehall artiste and controversial selector Tony Matterhorn has released another song chastising several of dancehall's top performers.
The song is called Duppy Attack and calls out the likes of Popcaan, Tommy Lee, Khago, Bounty Killer, Mr Vegas, Baby Cham and I-Octane.
It's Seems the war season is here as Tommy Lee form the Gaza camp fired the first lyrical shot at the Alliance boss Bounty Killa with a song titled Goat Head. Shots have been returned with a collaboration from Bounty featuring Kiprich and Kalado called War Fi God.
Dancehall artiste Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis and his manager/brother Rohan Smith, aka 'Blue', are mourning the loss of their father who is more affectionately known as 'Bragga'.
Information received is that he died at the University Hospital of The West Indies yesterday while undergoing treatment for a health complaint. According to sources close to the family, the death came as a shock to them and the general mood is one of sadness.
Beenie Man's ex-wife D'Angel, who also went to the hospital, described 'Bragga' as a jovial individual.
"Moses dad is somebody that I have met. He is a jovial and fun person. Condolence goes out to the family and we definitely lost a man that produced a legend. Moses just be strong and hold up your head. When I heard I went straight to the hospital to give my support because he is my child's grandfather and the father of my son's father," D'Angel said.
Since news broke of the death, several entertainers have shown support to the entertainer via tweets, sending their condolences.
Among them was Bounty Killer who tweeted, "Not so sure about this just got it ppl, Beenie Man father just died at University Hospital. Condolence goes out." And ZJ Sparks tweeted, "My sincerest condolences @KingBeenieMan to you and your family."
Dancehall artiste Bounty Killer has dismissed claims by Beenie Man that Jamaican artistes will witness an increase in overseas shows because of the recent video footage showing remorse for his previous lyrics bashing the gay community.
The deejay said that if put in a similar position, he would never have apologised. Dancehall music, the deejay said, has helped significantly to maintain the country's stance on homosexuality and artistes must not divert from that regardless of the financial motivation it brings."Me can't ever put a dollar over Jamaica and its culture. If it wasn't for dancehall and its culture I don't know where or who I'd be today. Mi nuh sorry fi nothing that I said or sang, I am sorry to know it offended anybody but that's how I see it. My views and beliefs, all I can say is that homosexuals fi stop try ban we shows and dancehall must leave dem alone to God still and let peace reign," he said.
The deejay further said that he believes Beenie Man's act was motivated by money. "When since a money control Jamaicans' morals? Leave the gold and save unuh souls. It no look good," he added. He said he believes there was no need for an apology as for the last couple of years no tracks released by any dancehall artiste has instructed violence on to any groups.
"What are you apologising for? You don't apologise for what you sincerely believe in. You can only regret if it offended or hurt anyone," he said. Bounty, who recently came back from a two-and-a-half week European tour, said he's pleased with dancehall's progress overseas and that the music is still striving despite claims that it is dying fast. "Every show mi go on went well. I don't see a reason to believe dancehall music is dying," he said. The deejay also responded to a recent statement by Beenie that he (Bounty) performed in front of eight people, at a show in Amsterdam. This, according to Beenie Man, came after Bounty refused to perform before him. "How eight people fi lef inna venue out of 8,000 and a Bounty Killer ago perform? Yuh nuh see say Beenie Man a live in disillusion?" Killer said.
Amid Vybz Kartel's legal battles, there comes even more news from the 'Gaza' camp as the 2007-formed Portmore Empire has been disbanded. Shortly after his much-publicised fallout with Alliance head honcho Bounty Killer, and his exit from the group, Vybz Kartel looked to his hometown of Portmore, St Catherine, to raise his own musical force, which would later be aptly titled the Portmore Empire.
At the time of its origin, the group consisted of mainly young artistes like Blak Ryno (now Ryno), Craig Dennis (deceased), Omeil, Lisa Hype (now Lisa Hyper), Nuclear, Dosa Medicine, Shawn Storm, and Deva Bratt, who was touted to be Kartel's right hand and the one who was "leading out the Empire". A few fallouts and scandals later with artistes like Deva Bratt, Lisa Hyper, Gaza Kim (now Kym), Jah Vinchi, and Ryno, the size of the group has dwindled.
In recent days, the Empire came to boast acts like Popcaan, Gaza Slim, Sheba, Gaza Indu, Shawn Storm, and Tommy Lee. However, in a recent release sent to The STAR, Adidjahiem Records announced news of the disbanding with a statement from incarcerated boss, Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer.
It read: "Dancehall fans worldwide, it is with great regret that I, Adidja Palmer, have decided to disband the Portmore Empire. These artistes have been under the Adidjahiem leadership for years, where they have honed their craft and made their mark, and as such, are well on their way to becoming major forces in dancehall." It continued: "They have reached a level where they are more capable of taking on their careers by themselves, and it would be unfair to them, based on the limited resources of Adidjahiem Records, and the current legal woes of the Adidjahiem CEO, and team members. I wish them the best, and I am confident that they will live up to my expectations. In the future, Adidjahiem will continue to bring out new acts and groom them for stardom. Thank you."
It also stated that members of the Portmore Empire, Vanessa 'Gaza Slim' Saddler and Leroy 'Tommy Lee' Russell are moving on with their careers under a newly formed label, PG 13. "PG 13 is the new name right now. a just deh so di ting deh, and that's all mi haffi say," When pressed as to how she felt since the group has now been dissolved, Gaza Slim said she had no comments and would only be focusing her attention on the new PG 13 label. In similar manner, Tommy Lee said PG 13 was where he would now be based. "A PG 13 me say straight. A dat me a say," Both artistes have been part of the Portmore Empire since 2010. The 'gaza prefect', Popcaan, who rose to the heights of fame under the guidance of Palmer, has been doing well for himself. Efforts to contact him, however, since Kartel's incarceration proved futile.
The other standing member, Shawn Storm, was whisked away by the authorities as he is said to be implicated in the legal woes with Kartel.
Busy Signal has followed in the footsteps of dancehall queen Lady Saw and his musical mentor Bounty Killer with his recent collaboration with Grammy winning group No Doubt.
The song titled Push and Shove, is to be the lead single on the American group's upcoming album. Busy Signal's manager Shane Brown told The STAR how the collaboration came about, saying that Busy Signal had done a song for Diplo of Major Lazer and Gwen Stefani (lead vocalist for the group) heard it and liked it. They later met up in studio and did the track. The STAR caught up with Busy Signal at the Penthouse studios in Kingston and he shared his experience working with No Doubt. "Sometimes you can't really explain the vibe to how it just glorious in terms of the music and the ideas and the creativity. When everybody just a come up with their different parts and different ideas and we just sharing them. It's definitely a good thing to look out for. Busy Signal, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani - it's just great," said Busy Signal.
He added, "I'm just here giving thanks for the blessings and just a continue to do the work that I'm doing because it's showing that the people outside of Jamaica who really know the real thing, them come and them choose who they think is qualified to even be in studio collaborating with them." Busy Signal also has other recent collaborations with top international acts. His recent Reggae Music Again album has been doing well, landing the number five spot on the coveted Billboard chart in the reggae category. Of No Doubt's 10 Grammy nominations, they have won two which were collaborations with dancehall acts. Hey Baby with Bounty Killer and Underneath It All with Lady Saw were awarded 'Best Performance by a Duo or Group' in 2001 and 2004, respectively.
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