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Toots Hibbert, Dead at 77

Legendary reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert died at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on Friday evening. He was 77.The singer had been admitted at the hospital last week Monday and was in a medically induced coma. Claude Mills, Hibbert's publicist, confirmed the singer's passing. "Jamaica has lost a great cultural icon. The soul of an age has died." "The family is asking for privacy […]

todaySeptember 12, 2020 45


Protoje In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time is the fourth title for Protoje to make the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The 10-track set, released August 28 via In.Digg.Nation Collective/RCA Records, opens at number six on the stream-driven tally. With 700 copies sold in its first week of release, In Search of Lost Time opens at number four on the sales-driven US Current Reggae Albums chart. Protoje has two number one titles […]

todaySeptember 10, 2020 58


Pamputtae Donates Back-to-School Packages

Dancehall artiste Pamputtae last week issued school supplies to children in Fletchers Land and surrounding communities, through her Single Mothers Foundation. Pamputtae told THE STAR that although COVID-19 has prevented many entertainers from hosting their annual back-to-school treats, she did not want that to stop the philanthropic efforts she started through her foundation. She said instead of having a large gathering, she decided to venture into some communities and hand […]

todaySeptember 9, 2020 37


Intence Ventures Latin market

Dancehall artiste INTENCE is breaking into the Latin market with his single Dry Eye, according to Winston Newman, CEO of Boogie Down Records. “Intence is one of the most marketable dancehall artistes to have emerged out of Jamaica in the past year. By all indications, the song has crossed over into the Latin market and is doing well in clubs and radio stations, so this is a positive move, and […]

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Mr Lexx scores musical ‘Touchdown’ with new EP

Late last year, '90s dancehall front runner Mr Lexx released a track called Back It Up, that he said would fill the void for 'gyal songs' in the business. The track did create some buzz and the entertainer is now looking to capitalise on that attention even more by dropping a new EP. The project, titled Touchdown, is expected to be released this Friday and, according to the deejay, will […]

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