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Etana Dumps ‘Natural Woman’ Image For New Head-Turning Looks

Four years after releasing her The Way I Are (Natural Woman) song, Reggae singer Etana, is being labelled a fifth columnist, after seemingly making a full about-turn with her once-Afrocentric image, donning instead Eurocentric wigs, lash extensions and heavy makeup. The back-tracking comes 13 years after The Gleaner’s Outlook Magazine described Etana as a “young singer who rejected the Continue Reading

           
               

Vybz Kartel Dominating Dancehall A Decade After Incarceration – What’s His Secret?

Critics of the dancehall legend, who is aptly called ‘Worl’Boss,’ proclaimed in 2014 ahead of his sentencing that if convicted, the life and career of the controversial but highly gifted artist would be effectively over. Fast forward to 2021, and a lot has changed from 2014 when Kartel was convicted and sentenced to 35 years Continue Reading

           
               

Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies At 73

Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer has died. Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange confirmed the singer’s passing on Tuesday morning. His cause of death was not revealed, but multiple sources confirmed with Urban Islandz that he passed away in the Medical Associates Hospital while getting treatment for an ailment. Bunny Wailer, whose real name is Neville Continue Reading

           
               

Shabba Ranks Mother ‘Mama Christie’ Has Died: Dexta Daps, Bounty Killer Reacts

Shabba Ranks is mourning the death of his mother Miss Christie, aka ‘Mama Christie,’ as tributes poured in from all corners of the community. Sources confirmed with Urban Islandz on Tuesday that the mother of International dancehall superstar Shabba Ranks has passed away. Constantine Christie, affectionately called “Mama Christie” by all who knew her, reportedly passed away Continue Reading

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Cardi B, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion To Perform At 2021 Grammy Awards

Cardi B, Lil Baby, and Megan Thee Stallion are among the top performers at the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Grammy’s has revealed their star cast and it includes some of the biggest names in rap and hip hop to perform at the annual awards ceremony. This year’s event is being held virtually for the first Continue Reading

           
               

Tekashi 6ix9ine Accused Of Not Paying Lawyers While Flaunting $1 Million Chain

Tekashi 6ix9ine can’t seem to catch a break as his debtors take on the extravagant artist for monies owed to them. Now, the very people who have defended the artist legally are claiming that they were stiffed by him as he shows off on the internet spending big on women, liquor, and expensive jewelry. The Continue Reading

           
               

Beyoncé Honors 13-year-old Lyric Who Died From Brain Cancer With Medley

Beyoncé is honoring a young fan who died on Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lyric Chanel, 13- years old, passed away after suffering from cancer and anaplastic Ependymoma for two years. Since she was diagnosed, her family has shared videos on her Instagram page of her fight against the deadly disease. Among her Continue Reading

           
               

Eminem Gets Real Shady With Snoop Dogg In “Tone Deaf” Video

An animated video to the Music To Be Murdered By track “Tone Deaf” is now being claimed to have references to Snoop Dogg, which Eminem fans say is the popular rapper dissing Snoop, as the two continue what appears to be tense relations spurred by fans insisting on having the two legendary rappers clash. It started with Tik Continue Reading

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George Floyd death: How will jurors be selected in Derek Chauvin trial?

It was video footage seen across the world – Derek Chauvin with his knee pressed on the neck of George Floyd for about nine minutes before he died. Now the former US police officer faces trial on second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Three other dismissed officers will stand trial together later this year but Continue Reading

           
               

Meghan and Harry interview: I didn’t want to be alive any more, duchess says

The Duchess of Sussex has said she found life within the British Royal Family so difficult that at times she “didn’t want to be alive any more”. In a deeply personal TV interview, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she did not get help when she asked for it. She said a low point was when Continue Reading

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Manchester United Beats Manchester City 1-0… See Goals and Highlights – Video

Today was the Manchester derby between united and City, both teams are regards as first and second best teams in the English league, while Man City was huge favourites going into the match having a 21 match winning Streak, United turned out to be too strong for them on the day. City also went 28 Continue Reading

           
               

West Indies Beats Sri Lanka in 3rd 20/20 Match to Take Series… Watch highlights – Video

Today was the third and final match of the West Indies vs Sri lanka three match twenty twenty series which saw the West Indies getting the better of Sri Lanka 2-1. Tonight the Windies managed to win by three wickets after winning the first match of the series however losing the second match of the Continue Reading

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