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In what could be a crippling blow to the fortunes of the Portmore Empire, one of its leading members, Black Ryno,has chosen to exit the troubled crew, making it the third high-profile exit in only eight weeks,"Mi a leave the Empire...is not anything to do with financial problems or nothing, mi just a leave, star," a pensive-sounding Blak Ryno told…Continue
Vybz Kartel will close this year's edition of Magnum Follow Di Arrow, a popular stage show that is widely regarded as an Alliance stomping grounds. The Teacha's inclusion on the show has stoked the embers of the tension between he and Bounty Killer. However, the Portmore Empire head Vybz Kartel said quietly:
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Jamaican dancehall sensation Clifford Smith AKA Mr. Vegas, with mega hits Heads High, I Am Blessed and Do You Know, is the second Jamaican artiste to be banned from performing in Grenada by the 19-month old NDC administration, in less than a year.
In the following blog post, STAR of The Month, Dancehall artiste Konshens sounds off what he thinks is really destroying the music business.
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The Gaza just rolls on and on and on. Vybz Kartel walked away with the DJ of the Year title at the annual EMEs for the second consecutive year, adding an exclamation mark to an incredible 12 month run that included eight number one singles, as well as a Billboard R & B chart hit, and oodles of controversy. The deejay also copped the Recording… Continue
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Deejay and businessman Vybz Kartel has taken over the running of Club Blaze in Portmore, and is renovating it for a grand opening over Valentine's weekend.
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Portmore Empire leader and record company CEO Adidja "Vybz Kartel" Palmer issued the following statement in the wake of Kim 'Gaza Kim' Hamilton's decision to leave the Empire after her alleged assault at the hands of four men she claims to be affiliated with the Portmore Empire. The statement is as follows:
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2009 was a great year for many dancehall acts, but when veteran Deejay Rodney Pryce, also known as Bounty Killer, called himself 'plaza' on Sting in reference to being the creator of both the Gully and the Gaza, he closed off what was arguably the worst year in his career. With no definite hits, and misguided aims at his musical son and former protégé Adijah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, 'Plaza', as he prefers… Continue
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Clashing is part of the dancehall culture and according to some artistes it can boost their careers.
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the Gully/Gaza controversy is now a thing of the past, however Jamaican-born Tameika ‘Tammy’ Dorman, an Associate Producer at BET TV, is reportedly in Jamaica at this time on a working vacation, with plans to interview both Vybz Kartel and Mavado about their feud and the recently-brokered peace agreement. The Gully/Gaza feud was reminiscent (to some) of the East Coast/West Coast rap rivalry of the 1990s featuring… Continue
Former Portmore Empire First Lady Lisa Hype has been expelled from the Portmore Empire by Empire CEO Adidja 'Di Teacha' Palmer after what a release called her 'overall conduct' which was "not consistent' with what is expected of members of the group.
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