First Note: 09.24.2012

Positive Signal: Judge impressed by Busy’s transformation (The Jamaica Observer)
IT’S not customary for an accused to rejoice when given a prison sentence, but deejay Busy Signal broke that trend last Friday.
A judge in the United States ruled that the 33-year-old artiste will only serve two months of a six-month sentence, as he has been incarcerated for four months on a 10-year-old charge of failure to show up for trial in that country.

Walking For A ‘Buss’ (The Jamaica Gleaner)
Up-and-coming reggae artiste Cue P is celebrating after selling more than the 2,000 self-produced albums without any media promotion or financial backing.
According to the artiste, his self-motivation keeps him pushing for musical success.
The artiste, who operates his own record label, Medina Records, says he has no studio equipment; however, he recorded his singles through collaborations with other young music practitioners.

KipRich, Bounty song target Tommy Lee? … Not so, says Kippo (The Jamaica Star)
Although rumours have been circulating via social-media sites that a collaborative single done by artistes KipRich, Bounty Killer and Kalado was aimed at Tommy Lee, KipRich has denied this claim.
The song titled War Fi God, which KipRich describes as ‘putting a fire pon all antichrist and devil worshipper’, has been creating waves on social-media sites.

Interview: Michael Goldwasser from Easy Star All-Stars (United Reggae)
U.S. reggae act Easy Star All-Stars have become a worldwide name thanks to clever and innovative interpretations of classic rock albums. The latest album to get the All-Star treatment is Michael Jackson’s multi-million seller Thriller. United Reggae got a chat with Michael Goldwasser, renowned reggae producer behind the band and co-founder of Easy Star Records.

Five for Soul Train award (The Jamaica Observer)
THERE will be stiff competition in the Best Caribbean Performance category of the Soul Train Awards, which takes place November 8 in Las Vegas.
Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Sean Paul and Cover Drive are the nominees.

Bounty Killer Talks Early Career, Clashing Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel (Urban Islandz)
Not very often you see Bounty Killer opens up about starting out as an artists, as well as, his rivals and friends in dancehall.
During a recent interview with while on tour in Europe, Bounty Killer discussed a wide range of topics including getting his big break in dancehall in the early 1990s, Beenie Man biting his style, forming Scare Dem Crew, The Alliance, and Vybz Kartel leaving the group.





First Note: 09.24.2012
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