ENTERTAINMENT DAILY – JULY 18, 2012
Mighty Mike will be laid to rest on Friday, July 20 in Mandeville. The service is set for noon at the Ridgemount United Church followed by the interment at Melrose cemetery Williamsfield.
An autopsy revealed that complications due to diabetes and difficulty breathing are what contributed to his death.
Mighty Mike was found dead at his home on Thursday, July 5.
NY Promoter says “Ah Yah Not Nice” and Wants His Money From Potential Kidd
NY, USA (Mpr Consulting/Shuzzr PR) – A breakthrough artist for 2012 Potential Kidd exploded on the scene with his dancehall hit “A Yah So Nice”, the song took over the streets, airwaves, video charts and for a short lived time was used as a promotional song for telecommunications company LIME. Very much in demand, Potential Kidd hit the various stage shows, went on a promotional tour in the U.K and was eagerly awaited on The East Coast of the United States of America. Unfortunately to the disappointment of fans, the artist did not appear on the advertised show of July 14th, 2012 in New Jersey.
The event slated as a Birthday Bask “Urgency” had Potential Kidd for it’s main attraction and featured artist. The event came to pass without the artist present to entertain the crowd. The promoter having to deal with the fallout from the event and the anger from the crowd was left with only one explanation “No visa”.
The promoter of the event Dwayne Grant took a lost for his event, and although he is left bitter, says he just wants some answers and his money back. He stated;
_”The situation is that back in April, I was introduced to Potential Kidd Management & booking. Theresa Small of Terri Booking Agency said they were the booking agency for the artiste Dwayne Taylor aka Potential Kidd. I spoke to Theresa and she told me nothing is guarantee until a deposit is made and quoted a fee of $3700USD to book the artiste.”
“On the 27th of April I sent $1850usd via Western Union which she collected and followed up with introducing the Manager of the artiste name “Angeletta” and was informed that the deposit was paid. Weeks later I was informed that Potential Kidd will be traveling to Europe & England for several performance and at which I was assured that all documentation was in order for his performance her in the USA.”
“Two months later I sent an additional $300USD for airfare as my event was July 14, 2012. Five days before the event I was told he didn’t have the required travel documents nor permit to perform in the states but will be visiting the embassy. Check made by me proved other wise.
I tried speaking with Angeletta Mckenzie & she inform me that she will try and refund my money ,and that was the last i heard. I even spoke with Theresa (Booking Representative) and she inform me that Angeletta Mckenzie receive all the money and no one can get in contact with her until this day!!!!”_
“Again after several attempts to contact Potential Kidd Manager which failed she then contacted me and said that booking agent had given the money to the artiste and he didn’t know it was mine which was an ridiculous excuse. I also managed to speak with Potential Kidd who said he hasn’t received any money and that his management & booking may have pocketed the money.”
“Potential Kidd manager after several conversations between the parties asked me to give them time to refund the money as the artiste is broke and after all this she will be quitting as his manager. Potential send me a voice note also and denies knowing anything event though he signed the contract… “
Although event promoter Dwayne Grant expressed his disappointment with the team for intentionally misrepresenting and misleading him, since Potential Kidd didn’t possess the requisite documentation to travel or perform in the states. He only asks to recoup costs associated with booking the artiste be reimbursed. His attempts have proven futile thus far so he has retained a local based attorney to pursue the matter to the full extent of the law .
Tiana Asks “Weh Di Party Deh”
The eternal summer question is asked by dancehall artist Tiana “Weh Di Party Deh”? There is an euphoria that comes with the summer season, and most people take this time to relax, enjoy life and hit the party scenes! Although the song resonates well with the summer, it very well applies to year long parties, and has all the musical components to become a classic played throughout the year.
Danielle Shand, better known as Tiana has had a busy year and from all accounts a busier more months to come. It seems as if the artist who burst onto the scene in 2009 with her single “I Won’t” produced by her manager, Carlington Wilmot (OutARoad), has found the formula to connect with her fans on a deeper level. Such an example is the single “I Won’t” addressed issues of domestic violence & was recorded following the notorious incident involving R&B/pop superstars, Chris Brown & Rihanna. Tiana has since been non stop in studio releasing hits after hits and to the delight of her fans some videos (check out her latest video “Dem A Bawl” below).
Tiana who has been dubbed “The princess of dancehall” names her musical inspirations to include Rihanna, Beenie Man, Lady Saw and Lady Gaga. She attributes her success in the male dominated arena to working twice as hard, staying focus, believe in what you are doing and most importantly having a good team and management, a nod to her manager Carlington Wilmot who has been a friend, mentor, family and guide.
Tomorrow not being promised for anyone, Tiana reflects on her goals, and boldly states “I see myself being one of or if not the first female artiste(s) to close Sting or Sumfest.”
Tiana “Weh Di Party Deh” is available on itunes
Ranked in the top 50 on ReverbNation’s top 50 chart, fans have declared Agent Sasco as one of the top artists they want to see perform at the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival. Songs such as “Step Pon Dem” and “Idiot Ting” as well as recent hits “Nuh Jus A Come” produced by Bobby Digital have added to the artist’s longevity in the business.
Getting his start in high school, Agent Sasco, accompanied by his classmates hit the cafeteria during lunch break where the classmates would build the riddim, and Sasco, with his clever lyrics, ‘assassinating’ his lyrical opponents thus earning the title Assassin. He earned the attention of Dancehall veteran Spragga Benz, and became Spragga’s protégé where he went on to impress and earn the respect of the Dancehall fraternity.
For the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival, Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco welcomes you to take in his performance at the Old Port. Will the artist take lyrical aim and DJ what’s on his mind? Come out to the Festival to find out!
PREVIEW THE “EVA FRESH RIDDIM” HERE
21st Hapilos Digital News (JA,USA) – TJ Records latest musical project “Looking Glass” riddim is available for pre order on itunes. Not yet released and the buzz is already hot on the streets, the riddim distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital features some of the hottest chart topping dancehall/reggae artists such as Konshens, Popcaan and incarcerated “World Boss” Vybz Kartel.
Konshens who is considered as one of the hottest artist on the scene has lend his voice with the single “Dem Gal Dem” on this scorching riddim. Since he stepped on the musical scene back in 2005, Konshens has been a constant chart topper and won several awards locally and internationally. Teaming up with TJ records is not a first for the artist, their collaboration already spun several hits and if its any previous indication, “Dem Gal Dem” is next!
It only makes sense that billboard chart topping producer TJ records and chart topping dancehall artist Popcaan once again team up for a sure hit with “Popcaan Says” on the Looking Glass riddim. This much anticipated unreleased song has been the talk of social media and anxious fans are eagerly awaiting to hear the music. Popcaan latest released “When Mi Party” on the Summer Wave riddim by TJ records has become a summer anthem.
The riddim also features international artist Vybz Kartel with the title track “Looking Glass” and his former Portmore artists and protégé Gaza Slim “Muscle Contract” and Tommy Lee “Jah Watch Over Me”. I Octane “Prefer Death” and Masicka “Food Alone” round up the “Looking Glass” riddim.
You can pre order TJ records “Looking Glass” riddim expected release date is July 17th, 2012 on itunes
Elephant Man Talks Spending Money Out of Control
Oneil Bryan, aka Elephant Man “The Energy God,” who put the ‘dance’ in dancehall with anthems like “Pon the River,””Willie Bounce,” “Gully Creeper” and more, went all in with host Chin during a recent interview. The deejay revealed how he flosses nightly, spending excessive money at dances (dancehall raving). Renaming himself “Raving King,” the deejay went on to ridicule fellow artists who walk around with pockets full of money and refuse to buy even a bottle of water. Furthermore, Elephant Man boasted about keeping up the “swag” in the dancehall. The deejay’s hilarious antics and dialogue had listeners cracking up for more than 20 minutes! This over-the-top interview is a must hear! Click below to listen.
Cham Speaks on Not Flooding the Market and Making Classics
Damion Beckett aka Baby Cham, now known to his fans as Cham, dished the skinny on his strategy of not flooding the market with his music. He advised host ‘Chin’ that he has never worried about playing the game that way as he knows his capabilities and that no one else can do what he does, giving much credit to his support system, aka Team Cham. Cham added “The secret is making classics…naturally you are on the road working non- stop, if your songs are not classics when you retire no one will remember you because Jamaica is producing 50 songs a week or more!” With dancehall defining hits such as “Joyride,” “Showtime,” “Bruk Out” and “Ghetto Story” — Cham just may have proven his theory valid. The deejay also talked his friendship with Bounty, recording with his wife and lots more! Click below to listen.
DIGICEL INSPIRES JAMAICANS WITH ’RUN IT’ SUMMER CAMPAIGN
Massive summer campaign gives customers multiple chances to run it and win big with over J$15M in cash and prizes
Friday, July 13, 2012 – Kingston, Jamaica: As the excitement mounts for Olympics 2012, Digicel, proud sponsor of Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and the Jamaica Olympic team has unveiled its ground-breaking summer campaign, titled, ‘Run It’.
Digicel’s ‘’Run It’ campaign therefore comes to life in two major ways this summer:
The first is through an impressive, high energy advertising campaign entitled, Run with Bolt, which features over 500 Digicel and Usain Bolt fans starring alongside the world’s fastest man. Customers can see this advertising campaign through advertisements starting Friday, July 13, 2012.
Brand Ambassador Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, who is also featured in the campaign, had this to say: “I’m very happy to be here in London representing my country, especially at a time when we’re celebrating 50 years as an independent nation. And even though we are here to compete as athletes, this campaign makes me feel assured that Digicel and the entire country are running behind us and supporting us on this journey”.
The second way that Digicel will bring its summer campaign to life is through a fantastic promotion which gives customers across Jamaica multiple opportunities to win big and share over J$15 million in cash and prizes in this Olympics themed promotion.
- Top up promotion: Starting from Friday, July 13 to Thursday, September 6, Digicel customers can win weekly prizes of home theatre systems, television sets, Samsung handsets, call credit plus up to J$1 million cash in the grand prize draw.
- To qualify, prepaid customers can top up with $200 or more; prepaid and post-paid customers can talk for 20 minutes throughout the campaign period or pay their 4G bills on time and in full.
- Text-to-to-win: Customers get a chance to win a range of prizes such as a trip to the Olympics; a 42” TV and over J$60k in cash and credit from Friday, July 13 to Tuesday, July 31.
- Handset discount: To celebrate Samsung being an official sponsor to the London Olympics 2012 and Digicel’s exclusive handset partner this summer, customers can avail of up to 50% discount on Samsung handsets and receive one month free 4G mobile data service on all 4G compatible devices purchased from Sunday, July 15th to Monday, August 6th.
- Social Media: Jamaica’s biggest corporate Facebook fan page is not to be left out of the mix. Digicel is engaging its over 360’000 fans with interactive games, trivia, giveaways and other activities so that they too can win big this summer.