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ELEPHANT MAN cleared of rape charge

Rape charges against dancehall artist ELEPHANT MAN, real name O’Neil Bryan, have been dropped after the complainant died last month.

Bryan appeared in Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court on charges of rape, buggery and grievous sexual assault, but the prosecution said it could offer no evidence against him because the complainant passed away on 17 January.

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ELEPHANT MAN rape trial rescheduled

The rape trial of dancehall artist ELEPHANT MAN failed to get underway in Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court and the matter has now been rescheduled to 29 November. 

According to the Jamaica Gleaner, 'The Energy God's' trial was pushed back because the prosecution “could not find the case”.

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BET Awards video: DAWN PENN, CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS, BEENIE MAN & ELEPHANT MAN

Top reggae and dancehall stars gathered in Los Angeles over the weekend to perform at the BET Awards.

Jamaican rocksteady vocalist DAWN PENN, reggae duo CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS and dancehall stars BEENIE MAN and ELEPHANT MAN put on a “surprise” performance at the ceremony.

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MAJOR LAZER’s Free the Universe out tomorrow; new video for ‘Watch Out For This (Bumaye)’

The second full-length album by MAJOR LAZER, Free the Universe, is set for release tomorrow (15 April).

The new record, out on Mad Decent, features appearances by a host of Jamaican artists including ELEPHANT MAN, VYBZ KARTEL and BUSY SIGNAL, among many others.

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ELEPHANT MAN rape case postponed until February

Dancehall deejay ELEPHANT MAN, real name O’Neil Bryan, will return to court in February after his ongoing rape case was postponed.

Urban Islandz reports that the Jamaican singer appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court on 30 October to answer the charges.

However, the case was delayed due to the shortcoming of a long-overdue forensic report and other outstanding documents.

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1Xtra celebrates Jamaica 50 with Tuff Gong Studios film

BBC 1Xtra dancehall DJ ROBBO RANX has celebrated Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence from the UK with a free-to-view documentary on the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston.

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ReggaeChapter.com June 2012 podcast now available

This month DJ RICHIE BLOOD delivers another hour of the best in dancehall, dub, jungle and reggae to get you warmed up as the summer season kicks off.

The June podcast blazes a trail showcasing brand new dancehall riddims including Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor’s Bassline Riddim, Aurora Skies Riddim Pt.2 and Dre Skull’s Loudspeaker Riddim.

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RICHIE BLOOD drops ReggaeChapter podcast: Hot Jamaican riddims + rising UK dancehall talent

The new ReggaeChapter.com podcast for April is now available and features the latest dancehall and reggae music coming out of Jamaica and the UK. 

Listen to the show on Mixcloud or download it here.

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ELEPHANT MAN charged with grevious sexual assault and rape

Jamaican dancehall artist ELEPHANT MAN, real name O’Niel Bryan, has been charged with “grevious sexual assault and rape”.

According to the Jamaica Observer he was taken into police custody yesterday for questioning by detectives.

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New ELEPHANT MAN tracks for January 2012: ‘Gal Settings’ and ‘On Di 2012’

Jamaican dancehall artist ELEPHANT MAN has two new tracks out so far this month - “Gal Settings” on Di Genius Records and ‘On Di 2012’ from Mafio House Productions.

‘Gal Settings’ was produced by Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor and inspired by RIHANNA’s single ‘We Found Love’.

“Gal Settings”

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Top acts confirmed for Amsterdam Reggae Festival

The official line-up for the sixth edition of the Amsterdam Reggae Festival can now be revealed.

The show will take place on 26 February 2012 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and includes the following artists:

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ELEPHANT MAN no-show in Uganda: fans' ‘anger flared’ according to local media

Jamaican dancehall musician ELEPHANT MAN has angered his fans in Uganda after failing to perform at a recent show, according allAfrica.com.

The 'Let's Get Physical' concert was originally planned for the Cricket Oval in Lugogo, but organisers failed to pay the UGX40 million (£10,417) rent.

The show was then moved to the Kati Kati grounds, but ELEPHANT MAN refused to go on stage after the promoters failed to settle his wages.

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ELEPHANT MAN tour now in doubt: video appeal released

Jamaican musician ELEPHANT MAN has put out a video appealing for his recently stolen items, including his passport, to be returned just days before an international tour.

Here it is:

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