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Assault charge dropped against MAVADO

Jamaica's Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court has dropped an assault charge against dancehall artist MAVADO, real name David Brooks.

As reported by the Jamaica Gleaner, when the case was called up the court was told that the matter was settled at mediation and the complaint withdrawn. 


BOUNTY KILLER wins two court battles in a week

Jamaican dancehall artist BOUNTY KILLER, real name is Rodney Price, has won two court battles within the last week.

Price was freed on 14 December of charges of dangerous driving and obstructing traffic which allegedly took place in 2008. 

Attorney-at-law Linda Wright said the deejay should be freed because there were too many contradictions and discrepancies in the evidence. Magistrate Prima Griffiths upheld the submissions.


MAVADO trial pushed back to February

Jamaican dancehall artist MAVADO, real name is David Brooks, is set to return to court on 12 February 2013 for his assault trial.

The case was scheduled to get underway earlier this month, but a judge adjourned the trial because Brooks’ attorney is engaged in another trial.


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.

Artists:- 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.


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

The new 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.


BOUNTY KILLER will not be in Europe in Feb 2012; shows being planned for April

Solid Agency, the management company behind dancehall artist BOUNTY KILLER, has made it clear that the performer is being ‘falsely advertised’ for several shows in Europe next month.


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:


BOUNTY KILLER and GABRIEL discuss ‘My Boy Lollipop’ remake: plus footage of the pair performing the song

Jamaican dancehall artists BOUNTY KILLER and GABRIEL have appeared on CVM TV show ‘On Stage’ to discuss and perform their new single "My Boy Lollipop".

Critics have recently laid in to BOUNTY KILLER on the grounds that the MILLIE SMALL cover is contrary to his gangster image.

Here it is:


BEENIE MAN granted 10-year US visa

Anthony Moses Davis, better known as BEENIE MAN, has become the latest dancehall artist to have his US visa and work permit reinstated.

BEENIE MAN’s management team confirmed he received a visa, but that he had no immediate plans for travel or performances in the US.

The reinstatement of Davis' visa follows hot on the heels of MAVADO who also had his US visa returned earlier this month.


MAVADO arrested: back to court again

Another week, another court appearance in the diary for MAVADO. After walking free from court just last week, the dancehall musician has been arrested again charged with assault.

The popular Jamaican singer, whose real name is David Brooks, has been charged with assault after an incident which allegedly occurred outside the Quad Night Club in new Kingston while BOUNTY KILLER’s birthday party was in progress.


MAVADO & BOUNTY KILLER “persons of interest”

The Half Way Tree Police have listed MAVADO and BOUNTY KILLER as “persons of interest” following a shooting in New Kingston, Jamaica.

According to local reports, David “MAVADO” Brooks was inside the Quad Night Club at BOUNTY KILLER's birthday party when the shooting took place outside.


ELEPHANT MAN in court for “abstracting electricity”

Dancehall musician O'Neil Bryan, better known as ELEPHANT MAN, has appeared in court accused of “abstracting electricity” from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS).

The Jamaican deejay has denied the allegations, but JPS investigators told the court they had gone to his Hill Crest Avenue apartment in Kingston, St. Andrew and found an illegal connection.

He was arrested at his home on 2 June after it was discovered that he was using stolen electricity.