Vybz Kartel

  1. Morning Fix: Jennifer Lopez Outbids Sean Combs for Fuse TV; European Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law; Letterman's 5 Best Music Moments; Marc Anthony, Prince Royce to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 04, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE JASON ILEY NAMED CEO OF SONY MUSIC U.K. The former Roc Nation president and one-time Mercury Records U.K. chief has been named CEO of Sony Music’s activities in the U.K. and Ireland, filling the voi ...

  2. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:05 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in ...

  3. Breaking: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

    March 13, 2014 8:31 PM EDT Vybz Kartel, Jamaican Dancehall Star, Charged with Murder Vybz Kartel, Dancehall's 'World Boss,' Facing Mounting Legal Problems Vybz Kartel Facing Murder Charges: The Reggae Biz Reacts The eleven-member jury handed down their verdic ...

  4. Controversies, Clashes and 'Bad Man Police': Jamaica's 30th Anniversary Sting Concert

    February 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST Sting, a marathon-length concert dubbed "the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth," is the longest running event on Jamaica's jam-packed music calendar. Held annually since 1984 on Dec. 26, Sting was founded by Isa ...

  5. State Department Officer Admits to Taking Bribes From Dancehall Star Mavado For U.S Visa

    February 08, 2013 11:59 AM EST According to a February 7 report by Scott McCabe , staff writer for the Washington Examiner, a U.S. State Department law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from popular dancehall artist Mavado, (born David Constantine Bro ...

  6. Backbeat: Richie Spice Launches Album at Usain Bolt's Kingston Club With Shaggy, Tad's Records Chief

    November 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Boombastic: Raggae artist Richie Spice, founder/CEO of Tad's Records Tad A. Dawkins, Sr ; and recording artist Shaggy (Photo: Patricia Meschino) Kingston sports bar/restaurant Tracks and Records , where Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold me ...

  7. Backbeat: While Vybz Kartel Jailed, Vice Records Hosts NYC Album Party, Usain Bolt Gives Olympic Shout-Out

    August 17, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Usain Bolt (right), the Jamaican Olympian and the fastest man alive making the sign of Vybz Kartel's Gaza crew. Bolt and Kartel have known each other since high school Although he's been incarcerated for nearly a year awaiting trial on m ...

  8. Vybz Kartel, Dancehall's 'World Boss,' Facing Mounting Legal Problems

    December 23, 2011 9:40 AM EST The litany of legal problems facing incarcerated dancehall artist Vybz Kartel is mounting almost as quickly as he used to record hit songs. On December 15th, Jamaica's Supreme Court judge Martin Gayle ordered Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, to pa ...

  9. Vybz Kartel Facing Murder Charges: The Reggae Biz Reacts

    October 14, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Murder Was the Case: Vybz Kartel is facing murder charges following the death of promoter Barrington "Bossie" Bunton. As dancehall artist Vybz Kartel faces his latest and most serious criminal charges, speculation is rife within the regg ...

  10. Vybz Kartel, Jamaican Dancehall Star, Charged with Murder

    October 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT UPDATE: Kartel was not booked for court today, as previously announced, because the police say he was charged so late yesterday they couldn't list him. He will be listed for tomorrow. UPDATE: LIME has just announced the cancelling of 'Te ...

  11. Can Vybz Kartel's Business Empire Survive Split With Partner?

    June 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT "I always wanted to be the Russell Simmons of dancehall," says Vybz Kartel pictured here in late-May outside the offices of of his upcoming reality TV show in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo: Patricia Meschino) Vybz Kartel (born Adidja Palmer) ...

  12. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards have pulled the nominations of two controversial Jamaican reggae artists in a row about alleged homophonic lyrics. Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards ha ...

  13. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards have pulled the nominations of two controversial Jamaican reggae artists in a row about alleged homophonic lyrics. Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards ha ...