First Note: 09.19.2012

How Sean Paul’s iPad Helped Him Make His New Album (Forbes Magazine)
Dancehall superstar Sean Paul is best known for his maddeningly catchy hooks, his distinctive Jamaican lilt and ever-changing hairstyles that have run the gamut from cornrows to his current mohawk. But thanks to his iPad, this musical chameleon of coiffure has added a few more titles to his resume: technologist, tinker, producer.
Over the past few years, Sean Paul has been using the popular Apple product as a sort of melodic sketchpad, tapping out beats while traveling on planes, trains and automobiles and later refining them in the studio. One such song, “Roll wid di Don,” appears on his new album, Tomahawk Technique, released today.

Bounty Killer, Tommy Lee battle intensifies (
ust last week, it seemed like any possibility of a lyrical tussle between Alliance leader, Bounty Killer and ‘Gaza’ artiste Tommy Leewould subside given the apparent expressions of respect they expressed towards each other. However, after the latter entertainer’s latest taunts, Dancehall could be witnessing the next big clash within its circles.

Cliff tops Billboard reggae chart (The Jamaica Observer)
REGGAE great Jimmy Cliff is still making an impact internationally.
His latest release, Rebirth, sits atop the Billboard Reggae Album chart after an eight weeks.
After holding the runner-up spot last week, Rebirth edged out last week’s number one album Easy Stars Thrillah, the project from the Easy Star All-Stars, which is now in third position.

Dancehall’s finest up for MOBO Award (Jamaica Observer)
FIVE artistes are up for the Best Reggae Act category at the November 3 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in Liverpool, England.
Konshens, Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Popcaan, and Mr Vegas are the contenders.

Reggae legends set to make some Boss Sounds (The Shields Gazette)
ONE of the world’s biggest reggae stars is on his way to Tyneside as part of this year’s Boss Sounds Festival.
Anthony B, direct from Jamaica, will get the festival off to a flying start when he plays at World Headquarters in Newcastle on Friday, October 12.
A regular headliner at festivals around Europe, Anthony B is an instantly recognisable figure at major European Festivals.

Patra Talks Comeback Album, Record Deal And More [Video] (Urban Islandz)
Patra launched herself back on dancehall airwaves with a new single “Comer Over,” and an accompanying video featuring Delus.
In a recent interview with Anthony Miller of ER, Patra opens up about her upcoming album, her new single and record deal.



First Note: 09.19.2012
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