Next to her vegan diet, our Star of the Month, Macka Diamond, says a regular fitness routine is on her list of lifestyle changes to focus on.
The artiste joined the launch of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life health and fitness programme last weekend, and to her surprise became a participant in a butt-kicking, military style boot camp that left her breathless and sweaty.
"Although I knew it was a fitness-themed event, I did not anticipate that the warm-up segment would be so intense,". Macka Diamond was among over 200 fitness enthusiasts who turned out early at the home of the media house at 7 North Street on Saturday morning, going against her normal routine, which includes stretches, a satisfying amount of cardio and her latest experiment, yoga. "I have been meaning to get back into the gym under the supervision of a trainer that will push me harder to stick to the routine. This workout is a great start and this is a manifestation of my goals."
While many Jamaicans are seeing less of Dancehall star Rygin King it would seem as that much of his success has been taking place over seas. The artist who hails from Montego Bay broke out in 2018 with his smash hit "Tuff" and has had mixed review for most of his follow up tracks.
In a recent track titled "Amazing" Rygin King claims he has made "$70,000,000 from stage show alone". He continues to drop new music which seems to be describe how he is feeling and where he's going.
Listen Amazing track below...
In a interview on Power 105 Breakfast Club Dovey Magnum & Naomi Cowan Shine Light On Reggae And Dancehall, Sex And Spirituality.
Watch full interview below
With pristine organisation and an all-star line-up including international rapper Drake, the inaugural staging of Popcaan's Unruly Fest wowed natives of St Thomas and beyond, and offered a sense of hope in reviving the live entertainment scene in the parish.
Touting a mantra to promote 'brand Jamaica', the event returns on December 21, and the unruly camp is going all the way up.
"Popcaan is extremely excited about the upcoming event. Not only is he making plans as an artiste, but he is also anxiously waiting to present another great production that will make St Thomas and Jamaica proud," event producer Carleene Samuels told THE WEEKEND STAR.
Among those electrifying the stage at Lyssons Beach last year were Popcaan's Portmore Empire mates, Jah Vinci and Doza Medicine, as well as Bounty Killer, Bugle, I-Wayne, Agent Sasco, Tanya Stephens and Cocoa Tea.
St James man who allegedly broke into a wholesale and stole several items, to include numerous cases of alcohol and a case of condoms, was remanded in custody when he appeared before the St James Parish Court on Wednesday, September 11.
Dale Stewart, of a Porto Bello address, is charged with shop-breaking and larceny. He is to return to court on September 25.
Allegations are that on August 21 at 4:53 a.m., Stewart and another man entered the wholesale through the roof and made off with numerous items, to include 12 cases of Campari, one case of Red Label Wine, two cases of white overproof rum, 23 bottles of Appleton Rum, and one case of Rough Rider condoms.
AS the world continues to wait for Rihanna to bless our ears with some new music, the Bajan beauty is making headlines after appearing to have sported a baby bump at her Diamond Ball.
And it certainly didn’t help when the Disturbia hitmaker would go on to tell reporters that she was “going to give birth to a black woman,” but is Rihanna really pregnant?
Is Rihanna is no stranger when it comes to finding herself surrounded by claims that she’s expecting a baby - and this certainly isn’t the first.
At her Diamond Ball in New York City on September 12, the Fenty Beauty entrepreneur looked incredible in a dramatic black Givenchy dress with an accompanying hoop skirt.
Good Good Production releases "Flammable Riddim" which features a super star cast of artist.
See compliation mix below
After the release of "Funeral Program" what was dubbed Squash the 6ix Boss worst track in the lyrical feud by fans, Alkaline struck while the flame was hot with his Most Wanted track. Friday the 13th of September got two new releases from Squash "ONE SHOT" which racked up approximately 40,000 views within the first hour & "PITCH BLACK" with 75000 in 6 hours.
In One shot Squash responds to several allegations from Alkaline's tracks while sending a few shots of his own. Fans of both artist and the Dancehall fraternity are all on their heels to see where this leads.
View Squash latest tracks below.
Only 24 hours after Squash 6ix Boss released his diss track "Funeral Program" Alkaline has responded with his own track titled "Most Wanted". The lyrical battle has been getting more heated as both artist has been injecting deep personal jabs. In This track Alkaline states that his badness is modern and the Squash entire family will get it. From the fans point of view it's all fun and entertainment until in get physical, let us all hope it doesn't get to that point. Listen Aklaline's respond below.
As the lyrical battle between Squash and Alkaline heats up fans react to each song both artist release to the public. Squash the 6ix Boss latest release "Funeral Program" and reply to Alkaline's "Death Announcement"has been hit with mixed reviews but mostly on the negative end. Several squash fan has voiced their disappointment on the track empowering the Alkaline fan to add gas to the already burning flame.
what are your thoughts on the track
Singer and songwriter Tessanne Chin today announced that she is expecting a baby girl in 2020.
Chin, who shot to stardom following her win of Season 5 of NBC's reality tv singing competition, The Voice, shared the news to her almost 200,000 followers on Instagram.
In the post, Chin is seen kissing her myster man in the background of a photograph with pink baby shoes in the foreground.
"Oh Baby" an excited Chin capteions the post.
Congratulatory messages mixed with expressions of shock quickly followed the post.
Naomi Garrick, Kaci Fennel and Yendi Phillips were among the first to hail the mom-to-be
One person wrote, âWoaah I feel like a proud mom. I've been waiting. Congratulations!â
And another wrote, âWhat? Iâm so happy. Congratulations! Youâll make a great mommy.â
Renowned psychologist Dr Leachim Semaj believes that although Jamaica popular music has long been nurtured by feuds, things can get out of hand if the artistes don't step in.
"The history of the music is always one against another from the days of Derrick Morgan and Prince Buster, then Super Cat and Ninja Man ... to the very popular clash between Gully (Mavado) and Gaza (Vybz Kartel), that took dancehall feuds to a special level because it was anchored on communities," he said.
Drake and Shenseea were recently spotted at a party in Turks and Caicos.The Jamaican singjay and the Canadian rapper were photographed and filmed at the event before leaving the club together. International music producer, Rvssian, was also on the scene.
I'm actually writing to you in shock, pain, and with a broken heart. I've been with this girl for almost a year. I trusted and loved her so much that we agreed to start having unprotected sex. This girl cheated on me, Pastor, and on top of that she gave me an infection; possibly AIDS. I said possibly AIDS because I haven't had a check-up yet. It has been one week and one day since I had sex with her, and now I've started seeing symptoms of chlamydia.
If it was left up to actress and broadcaster Rosie Murray, noted Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, would be named among Jamaica's national heroes.
Miss Lou, who would have turned 100 yesterday, is recognised as the first lady of Jamaican theatre, and her writing, poetry, radio broadcasts and performances, primarily with the National Pantomime, have become part of the nation's cultural history. As part of the centenary celebrations her main square in Gordon Town, St Andrew, is to be renamed Louise Bennett Square.
Murray spoke with pride at her opportunity to share the stage with Miss Lou nearly 30 years ago, when the cultural icon returned to Jamaica for a special performance titled 'Miss Lou and Friends' held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. She noted that evening cemented a long-standing admiration she had for Miss Lou who, for her, had long been championing the acceptance of Jamaican folk culture from as far back as the 1950s.
That for Murray underpins her status and therefore makes her worthy of receiving the country's highest national honour.
A woman recently ended up in Dexta Daps' bed in his hotel room, and a video of her presence there has gone viral. But the ladies' favourite entertainer says he has no idea how she got there.
"Me affi bun out da girl deh, dat girl is a problem," the No Underwear singer said in an Instagram live post. "Me wake up to a video dis morning, me actually inna di bed and gyal a take one video a me," he said in one of the videos.
"Me get a wicked set-up, mi nuh know how it happen, me still a try figure it out. Me still nuh know how she end up deh suh at that time. Yuh see however she get inna di room, somebody please figure it out and please prevent dem things yah from happening to the artiste dem," he said.
Dexta Daps is considered by women to be one of the hottest in the business, and many fantasise about being with him, some going to great lengths to make this a reality. But he is not the first artiste to be pursued by his adoring fans in this manner
The “Olympe Rosé” riddim features songs from five artistes. Dexta Daps‘ “Big Moves,” Munga Honorable’s “Weekend,” Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner’s “Mount A Gyal,” Christopher Martin‘s “Dweet” and Ding Dong’s “Top A Di Top.” Ding Dong has also created an accompanying Top A Di Top dance. The video is fire, and it is well put together. The transition from artiste to artiste is seamless and smooth. The whole flow is just liquid and full of vibes. You have to get on your feet when watching this video as it makes you want to move and party.
The video produced by Rajah Karanja Nelson and distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital is quickly gaining views. The video was released to promote his Olympe Rosé champagne which can be seen right throughout the video. Many fans are also commending his brilliant idea to showcase his other branded products throughout the video, such as his Jeep and scooters.
Check out the Olympe Rose Medley Video
Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76.
The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer, her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said.
In her indelible late-1960s hits, Ms. Franklin brought the righteous fervor of gospel music to secular songs that were about much more than romance. Hits like “Do Right Woman — Do Right Man,” “Think,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools” defined a modern female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable, loving but not to be taken for granted.
RAZOR B is set to open a restaurant in the Corporate Area in early October.
The entity named Cassup's Kitchen will be located at Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew and will offer dine-in and takeout options.
“Our focus is 100 per cent on making sure people get great food, great service, at a decent price. It is a casual place to go for good, authentic Jamaican food. Full of flavour, nothing watered down or catered to a muted palette,” said Razor B. “We will have a full menu featuring all of the favourites as well a nice fusion of Indian style dishes including roti, pastas and nightly specials.”
A trained chef, Razor B operates a catering business in Canada
Dancehall artiste Iyara is currently on a month-long tour of Canada, where he performed at a show in Leamington, Ontario, and did so well that he was booked for a follow-up show at the same club, the Devon House Bar and Nightclub, the following Saturday, August 11.
"A just crazy shellings a gwaan on this Canada tour. Special big-ups to all the - Alliance fans who support Iyara, Dem really a respond to the music in a real way," Iyara said.
Iyara will end his Canada run with a performance at the Ring nightclub on August 25 in Branford, Canada.
The deejay, who is a member of Bounty Killer's Alliance, is touring to support his eight-track, EP Proven, to rave reviews from music critics and fans alike.
The EP is produced by his own label, Bellevue Entertainment, and is distributed by Johnny Wonder Distribution.
The EP features major collaborations with artistes such as Bounty, Bunji Garlin, and Wayne Wonder.
He has continued to push the EP in the local marketplace, aggressively distributing the EP to his growing legion of fans.