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BEENIE MAN faces US visa issues

Jamaican dancehall artist BEENIE MAN is facing visa issues that could affect his US tour this summer.

A representative for the deejay told Urban Islandz that he was denied a work permit to perform in the US.

“I don’t know why he was denied the work permit again but he couldn’t get it sort out in time for Best of the Best,” the source said. 

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The Guardian puts out new reggae playlist

Erin MacLeod has selected some new tracks for The Guardian’s reggae, dancehall and soca playlist, featuring BEENIE MAN, MR VEGAS and MORGAN HERITAGE.

The selection also includes conscious roots from SISTER NANCY as well as up-and-coming dancehall artist DEXTA DAPS.

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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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BEENIE MAN signs new distribution deal

Jamaican deejay BEENIE MAN has signed a new deal with Tommy Boy Entertainment to distribute some of his songs in the US.

BEENIE MAN's manager, Rohan “Blue” Smith, said: “We have signed a deal with Tommy Boy that will see them distributing the 'Greatest Gallis' song featuring Sean Paul, 'Soul Mate', a song with Gyptian and one more song produced by Beenie Man's label, MD Entertainment.”

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ReggaeChapter podcast: RICHIE BLOOD drops September mix

The September edition of the ReggaeChapter.com podcast, hosted by London-based DJ RICHIE BLOOD, is now available as a free download.

This month RICHIE drops the freshest riddims out of Jamaica, the biggest hits from the UK, mixed in with a selection of dub and jungle, and ending up with a trip down memory lane.

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MACHEL MONTANO on bringing Caribbean islands together through music: New interview in The Voice

Trinidadian soca artist MACHEL MONTANO said in a recent interview with The Voice newspaper that music, no matter the genre, should “create unity and bring people together.”

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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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BEENIE MAN cancels all UK shows at the eleventh hour

All of BEENIE MAN’s UK shows over the following few days have been cancelled with no official explanation as to why this happened at the last minute.

Venue organisers and promoters confirmed the bad news via official websites and social media channels.

The following shows have been cancelled:

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BEENIE MAN lines up big London show

Jamaican dancehall artist BEENIE MAN will play at the O2 Brixton Academy next month as part of a Jamaica and Trinidad 50th anniversary of independence celebrations.

The ‘Reggae meets Soca’ show also includes CHAM, BUGLE, CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, SWAPPI, LIL RICK and MISS O.

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Reggae Gold 2012 out now

VP Records and Greensleeves Records have released the 20th edition of the annual reggae compilation Reggae Gold as a special two-disc set including new and old hits from SEAN PAUL, POPCAAN, KONSHENS, BUSY SIGNAL and DAMIAN MARLEY.

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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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BEENIE MAN to headline UK festival: Joins ALBOROSIE & TANYA STEPHENS at BoomTown

King Of The Dancehall BEENIE MAN is the latest headliner to be announced for this summer's BoomTown Fair festival. 

He will be the Saturday night (11 August) headliner at one of the UK's few dedicated reggae, dub and dancehall festival stages: The Lion's Den. 

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BEENIE MAN falls off the stage at Costa Rica show

Jamaican dancehall artist BEENIE MAN has been caught on video falling off the stage at a live performance in Costa Rica.

It appears the deejay was not seriously injured as he quickly returned to the stage to carry on with the show.

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D'ANGEL dishes the dirt on BEENIE MAN: 'I was dragged through the mud, beaten, almost like when Christ came on earth'

Dancehall artist and ex-model Michelle Downer, more commonly known as D’ANGEL, has appeared on Jamaican TV speaking about her divorce from Moses Davis, BEENIE MAN.

D’ANGEL was interviewed on TVJ’s Entertainment Report - her first television appearance since the announcement of her divorce.

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BEENIE MAN gets Lifetime Achievement Award: video available

Jamaican dancehall artist BEENIE MAN, born Anthony Moses Davis, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues festival in Queens, New York.

The award was presented by US congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, born to Jamaican immigrant parents, in Roy Wilkins Park on 4 September.

The brief ceremony included a video celebrating the "King of the Dancehall's" milestones in the music industry.

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