[video] Jamaican Woman Bleaches Her Skin on Camera

My brothers and sisters in Jamaica are in crisis with the bleaching of their skin as evidenced by this woman in this video. Outside of the blatant self hate they have for their beautiful melanated skin, the health complications down the line will be severe at best. I cannot wait for the day this practice is finally stomped out in the Caribbean and in parts of Africa. To check out the original of this practice check out the movie Setting The Tone after the cut..

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Alleged Jamaican Drug Lord Fights U.S. Extradition, Violently Clashes With Police

Something out a movie huh or even a Drake video?  But this is very real and it seems that it will be some sort of a bloody end to this conflict between alleged drug lord and ‘Shower Posse’ leader Christopher “Dudus” Coke and Jamaican authorities.. It seems the U.S. wants this guy bad and he would rather stay put. More below:

Christopher "Dudus" Coke

via Reuters

(Reuters) – Jamaica declared a state of emergency in two parishes of its capital Kingston on Sunday after shooting and firebomb attacks on police stations by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who faces extradition to the United States.

The limited emergency in the popular Caribbean tourist destination covered districts of the capital where gunmen on Sunday fired on two police stations and set fire to another. At least one policemen was injured.

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[video] Dancehall Legends Mavado & Vybz Kartel Squash Beef at Jamboree

Source: SUN

Alot of my readers may not be familiar with dancehall music and this beef that has been going on between Mavado and Vybz Kartel for the past year.

These guys are basically the Jay Z and 50 Cent of the culture and for them to squash this beef is an accomplishment in it self.

Check out the video of these guys performing and driving the crowd absolutely nuts in Jamaica at the Jamboree.

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[video] MAVADO- Last Night/Gully Side

“…him get a pretty casket/yea the glass type”

There is something brutally compelling about Dancehall music, in particular “slack” Dancehall music. I was bred different, growing up in Flatbush, Brooklyn where we was exposed to the culture that went hand-in-hand with the music. The risks one had to take to enjoy a good tune in Biltmore or Tilden Ballroom gave the experience a whole other dimension. One of the rudest rude bwoys on the scene right now is Mavado who just went through a bloody battle with Vybz Cartel. He’s got some new music out right now, if anyone has the album let us know what you think!!

VYBZ KARTEL Celebrates His Win @ Sting With A New Mavado Diss “LAST MAN STANDING”

Hours after the clash between Vybz Kartel and Mavado at Sting 2008, Kartel has recorded a song boldly declaring that Mavado ran from the war.
Entitled Don’t Run (Last Man Standing) the song was recorded Saturday morning and was produced by Portmore Empire affiliated producer Not Nice. In the song Kartel dubs Mavado the ‘runner’ stating that the artiste ran before completing the clash.
When THE STAR contacted Kartel yesterday he said, “They can’t say they won war when, one, he deejayed one song twice, two, he called me barber when he turned instant idiot; three, he abruptly left the stage with the band, which is his band. I tested him on him own band and he failed so I built that song to remind him clashing is about the last man standing. Not the first boy running.”

source: smartenup

Mavado Powers Grand Theft Auto, Arrested For Pistol Related Charges


Big Tings A Gwon for reggae sensation Mavado aka David Brooks. His music has been chosen as the audio backdrop to the latest Rockstar release of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Series Volume 4. According to Mavado’s manager, Julian Jones-Griffith “One of the trailers they are using has Mavado singing Real McKoy as the backing music. He recorded several tracks for one of the radio stations featured in the game, but the people at Rockstar are big Mavado fans and went with the track for the trailer.”


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