Jamaican dancehall artist POPCAAN has been arrested and fined for assaulting a police officer in Antigua.
The deejay, real name Andre Sutherland, was arrested and charged after an altercation with a member of the Royal Antigua and Barbuda Police Force during a live performance at a rally.
Jamaican dancehall artist POPCAAN has won a Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Award in the best reggae category.
The awards ceremony took place at the Leeds First Direct Arena.
POPCAAN beat off competition from CHRONIXX, STYLO G, PROTOJE and OMI.
The nominees for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards can now be revealed, including five Jamaicans in the 'Best Reggae Act' category.
The shortlist includes the following artists:
The Guardian has put out a new reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring FACE T, POPCAAN and FARMER NAPPY.
Erin MacLeod has selected the following tracks this month from “Mi Nuh Trust Friend (Weh Fren Aguh)”, “Happy Street Riddim” by ONE ARMY ENTERTAINMENT and finishing up with “Everybody” by VYBZ KARTEL.
Erin MacLeod has selected for The Guardian her top five reggae, dancehall and soca tunes of 2014.
The special end-of-year playlist features the following tracks:
The shortlist for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) ‘Best Reggae Act’ award can now be revealed.
The shortlist includes the following acts:
Dancehall artist POPCAAN, real name Andre Sutherland, is set to appear in Jamaica’s Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on 5 June for assaulting a policeman.
Sutherland is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
The allegations are that in November last year he assaulted a policeman at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
The shortlists for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2013 can now be revealed, including four Jamaican-raised artists and STYLO G representing the UK.
The ‘Best Reggae’ category shortlist includes:
DJ RICHIE BLOOD has dropped the December ReggaeChapter podcast featuring a straight-up mix of 2012’s biggest riddims out of Jamaica.
Five Jamaican reggae/dancehall artists are up for the Best Reggae Act category in the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2012.
The contenders are:
DJ RICHIE BLOOD delivers another rammed set featuring the best in reggae, dancehall and jungle coming out of Jamaica and the UK.
The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published an article called ‘Sounds of Jamaica: eight acts you need to know about now’.
The list includes:
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.
This week prominent dancehall artists POPCAAN and GAZA SLIM released official statements shedding light on the Portmore Empire disbanding last month.
On Tuesday (19 June) POPCAAN, who is currently on tour in Europe, finally broke his silence on the rumoured clash with label boss VYBZ KARTEL and other members of his former crew.
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.
The March podcast from ReggaeChapter.com is now available featuring the latest in reggae, dancehall, dub and jungle coming out of Jamaica and the UK.
The third issue of dancehall fanzine No Ice Cream Sound has landed and features exclusive interviews with STYLO G, POPCAAN, MUNGO’S HIFI and YOUNG WARRIOR.
Highlights include a day in the life of CURTISH LYNCH, exclusive chart from POIRIER and a soundsystem special: how to build your own, plus a timeline.
Other interesting features are:
Soca musician SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER has teamed up with Jamaican dancehall artist POPCAAN for new single “Nobody Badda Dan We”.
The official remix is produced by King Bubba Production and is available for download here.
Here it is:
The Jamaican Broadcasting Commission has confirmed that POPCAAN's “Nuh Box Pon Jaw (All Now)” is unfit for broadcast on radio and television because it “endorses violence”.