Tommy Lee Sparta Responds To Vybz Kartel Diss

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Tommy Lee Sparta has broken his silence on a recent statement made by Vybz Kartel.

The self proclaim Worl’Boss released a statement from behind bars just days after being acquitted of a murder charge in the Home Circuit Court.

The statement made headline because of what Vybz Kartel said about Popcaan and Tommy Lee, who were two of his most loyal protege up until his arrest in 2011.

“Can someone tell Popcaan and Tommy Lee stop big me up pon stage saying they’re GAZA when they’re not even near to my recently acquired PLAZA,” Vybz Kartel said. “They have no shame and could only be compared to undignified morons. They and I know that they are just a couple of traitors grabbing at the proverbial straw to save their downward spiralling careers.”

Tommy Lee has responded through his publicist Keona Williams.

This is what Williams said:

“It has reached our attention, however, we cannot confirm its authenticity. Tommy has explained he is clueless to how this statement came about … As far as we know there is no conflict that exists between Tommy Lee Sparta and the Worl’Boss … He (Tommy Lee) is on good terms with the Gaza which he has always been loyal to.”

“Tommy Lee Sparta constantly declares his devotion to the unit that brought him to forefront … At present, Tommy Lee Sparta is sincerely hopeful that Kartel’s legal woes will be resolved swiftly.”

Popcaan has remained silent since Vybz Kartel released the statement last weekend.

Vybz Kartel blasts Popcaan and Tommy Lee, calls them ‘undignified morons’

Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel continues to lambaste his former prodigies, Tommy Lee Sparta and Popcaan after recently being acquitted of murder and gun-related charges in one of his murder case.

Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel continues to lambaste his former prodigies, Tommy Lee Sparta and Popcaan after recently being acquitted of murder and gun-related charges in one of his murder case.

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After being acquitted of a murder charge in the shooting death of a St. Catherine businessman last week, embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel is holding nothing back as he has given the clearest indication yet of where his allegiances lie.

This past weekend, the self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ issued a statement addressing last week’s not guilty verdict in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton murder case while thanking his family, fans and legal team for their support throughout his incarceration.

“First of all I would like to thank my legal team,Finson and Associates for proving and maintaining my innocence,” he said. “I would also want to thank all my fans for being there with me and for their continued support musically, making me forever relevant to dancehall. Last but not least I want to thank my family, in particular my baby mother SHORTYGAZA who is and has always been the tower of strength in my life. Taking care of our three sons and handling my financial affairs plus being so focused amidst a sea of ‘crosses’ and tribulations. Just want the fans to know they should remain confident that Vybz Kartel will soon ‘Duh Road’ and that I am physically and spiritually great.”

“On a different note, a lot of people are speculating that I am internet capable but nothing could be further from the truth. Apart from my twitter page ‘iamthekartel’ which is being run by Michael Dawson for the time being, everyone else is an imposter,” he continued.

However, the standout section of Kartel’s statement came when he blasted protégés, Tommy Lee Sparta andPopcaan for what he calls a lack of loyalty. With reports surfacing in recent months regarding a possible rift between Kartel and his former prodigies, Kartel admonished the pair for their alleged actions.

“Can someone tell Popcaan and Tommy Lee stop big me up pon stage saying they’re GAZA when they’re not even near to my recently acquired PLAZA,” he said “They have no shame and could only be compared to undignified morons. They and I know that they are just a couple of traitors grabbing at the proverbial straw to save their downward spiraling careers.”

Kartel then signed out by paying homage to those who he believes have stayed true to the ‘Gaza’ cause, saying “Yea the forever controversial worl’boss,” “BIGUP ME BREDDA SHAWN STORM. BIGUP GAZA SLIM AND BIGUP GAGE. I’m out…WORL’BOSS.”

Despite last Wednesday’s not guilty ruling, Vybz Kartel remains in custody at the Horizon Remand Centre as he awaits a November trial date in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case. Kartel, Shawn Storm and four others men are accused in participating in the August 2011 killing of Williams at a Havendale residence.

Kartel, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are accused of conspiracy in connection to the Williams case.

Beenie Man’s former song writer, Don Mafia makes waves with ‘Money Making Ting’

Don Mafia, known for creating Mafia House Productions, has unveiled a video for his new song, 'Money Making Ting.'

Don Mafia, known for creating Mafia House Productions, has unveiled a video for his new song, ‘Money Making Ting.’

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Dancehall sensation and former writer for the ‘King Of The Dancehall,’ Beenie ManDon Mafiahas joined forces Manchester-based upcoming star with Gee Q to produce the long-awaited single, Money Making Ting, released earlier this month.

Over a short period of time, the two artistes have worked together to create a song that incorporates their message of ambition and correct state of mind, as well as showcasing their ability to make smash hits.

“This video, doesn’t discriminate, we wanted to show the masses dat everyone including you can make money, once yuh put yuh mind to it, so you will see different people from all walks of life in dis video.” said Don Mafia

The world-renowned Dancehall star, Don Mafia carved a name for himself in the music business with tracks such as Mafia Worldand Born a Man and his successful streak will only continue to grow steadily with the predicted success of Money Making Ting.

Rated by many key industry insiders, and no stranger to the Dancehall scene, Don Mafia, formerly known as Gringo, has written hit songs for the likes of Beenie Man and other notable artists.

According to a press release, the video for the single, Money Making Ting has amassed over 40,000 views under 48 hours. The video was premiered on Hype TV and has been in enjoying rotation on the FM airwaves.

Don Mafia and Gee Q, who are both signed to the KDNK Record Label, a fast-rising record label based in Manchester, have found middle-ground between their diverse vocal talents and are now ready to take on Jamaica and promote their hit single.

The rhythm for the song, Money Making Ting was produced by the extremely talented Zebby Lion, whose impressive work added another dimension to the song. Money Making Ting is the launching pad for Don Mafia and Gee Q and there’s sure to be many more impeccable songs on the way.

The music video was shot on location in England and recorded at KDNK , run by C.E.O Dexter McIntoshMoney Making Ting can be found on YouTube and other well-known musical internet platforms such as iTunes after the song’s official release.

Be on the look out as Don Mafia is ready to blaze a trail in Dancehall.

Vybz Kartel thanks fans, lawyers after being freed of murder charge

Vybz Kartel has thanked his fans, lawyers, family and other well-wishers following his acquittal in his murder trial on Tuesday.

Vybz Kartel has thanked his fans, lawyers, family and other well-wishers following his acquittal in his murder trial on Tuesday.

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Internationally-acclaimed Jamaican entertainer, Vybz Kartel has expressed gratitude to his family, friends and lawyers less than 24 hours after being freed of murder and gun-related charges in theBarrington ‘Bossie’ Burton trial Wednesday morning.

A 12-member jury returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Kartel, under the directive of Supreme Court judge, Bryan Sykes during a hear inside the Home Circuit Court. The Dancehall superstar, whose real name isAdidja Palmer, was freed along with two co-accused Lenburgh McDonald and Nigel Thompson after Judge Sykes after the prosecution dropped its case against the men. This took place a day after the Crown had their application to allow the entry of witness statements into evidence denied as the judge ruled that they did not take enough steps to ensure the location of witnesses who were expected to testify in the trial.

On Wednesday afternoon, Kartel extended his gratitude to those who supported him over the duration of the case by issuing a handwritten note, via IRIE FM to them. It read, “I had the utmost confidence from the outset as I knew I was being a scapegoat as usual because of my image and content of some of my music….I want to thank all my attorneys,Tom and Christian Tavares-Finson, my family, my baby mother ‘Shorty,’ and my fans for their continued support in these trying times.”

Meanwhile, Christian Tavares Finson hinted that a bail application could soon be made on behalf of Kartel in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case.

“One of the reasons why we felt the prosecution was really pushing this is because every time we go to court and raise the issue of bail, they say ‘Well, he (Kartel) has another murder charge.’ So here it is, that is no more,” he told IRIE FM. “I’m sure that he’s in good spirits here now and may very well instruct us to make another application on his behalf, which is a real possibility.”

Kartel, along with five other men are accused of participating in the August 2011 murder of Williams at a St. Andrew residence after an alleged argument over the disappearance of illegal guns. The self-proclaimed ‘Worl’ Boss’, along with Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are facing conspiracy charges in relation to the matter.

Vybz Kartel found not guilty in murder trial after prosecution drops case

Vybz Kartel, who has been incarcerated since September 2011, has been cleared of murder charges in the Barrington 'Bossie' Burton murder trial.

Vybz Kartel, who has been incarcerated since September 2011, has been cleared of murder charges in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton murder trial.

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Embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel is now one step closer to full freedom after he was officially freed of a murder charge in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton trial Wednesday morning.

A 12-member jury inside the Home Circuit Court was instructed by Supreme Court judge, Bryan Sykes to return a not guilty verdict in favor of the popular entertainer after the Crown offered no further evidence to continue its case. This news comes a day after Judge Sykes denied the entry of two witness statements into evidence by the prosecution after determining that the Crown did not take enough steps to locate missing witnesses who were due to testify in the trial.

The self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ stood accused of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in the July 2011 shooting of Burton, a St. Catherine-based businessman and promoter. Kartel’s co-accused, Lenburgh McDonald and Nigel Thompson were also freed of murder charges and are free to go.

However, Kartel will remain in police custody as he awaits a November trial date in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams case as he has yet to receive bail in the matter. Kartel and five other men are accused of participating in the death of Williams in August 2011 at a Havendale property in St. Andrew.

Kartel, his long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are accused of conspiracy in relation to the Williams matter.

Witness statements rejected in Kartel trial, deejay to be freed of murder charge

Dancehall superstar, Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' is expected to be freed of charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of a St. Catherine businessman.

Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ is expected to be freed of charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of a St. Catherine businessman.

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Embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel is expected to be acquitted of murder and gun-related charges in relation to the July 2011 shooting death of St. Catherine businessman after a judge rejected two witness statements submitted by prosecutors in the deejay’s trial.

Multiple reports Tuesday afternoonconfirmed that Supreme Court judge, Bryan Sykes denied the Crown’s application tohave the witness statements read into evidence, despite the witnesses being absent from testifying in the trial. According to Judge Sykes, the prosecutors did not show enough effort in locating the missing witnesses.

As a result, a hearing will now take place on Wednesday inside the Home Circuit Court, where it is expected that the prosecution will offer no further evidence before the judge directs a 12-member jury to return a not guilty verdict. As a result, Kartel and two co-accused would be acquitted of charges including murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He along withLenburgh McDonald and Nigel Thompsonstand accused of participating in Burton’s death as he walked along Gregory Park in St. Catherine.

Should Kartel be formally acquitted, it will be the second case the controversial entertainer has secured victory in after drug charges stemming from his initial arrest in September 2011 were dropped in June of last year.

However, Kartel will remain in police custody as he awaits the beginning of the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder trial between Nov. 18 and Dec. 5. Kartel and five other men are accused of participating in the August 2011 killing of Williams, a St. Catherine-based dancer.

Kartel and his long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler along with studio engineer,Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are accused of conspiracy charges in relation to the Williams case.

Mavado set for appearance at Reggae Sumfest?

Mavado, seen here performing at Reggae Sumfest 2011, is still hopeful that he will be a late addition to the Dancehall Night lineup at Reggae Sumfest this week, which takes place at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.

Mavado, seen here performing at Reggae Sumfest 2011, is still hopeful that he will be a late addition to the Dancehall Night lineup at Reggae Sumfest this week, which takes place at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.

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With the 21st edition of Reggae Sumfest having kicked off on Sunday, speculation is rife whether or not internationally-regarded Dancehall artist, Mavado will be a late edition to the lineup as confusion over his possible participation persists.

The artist’s camp is hopeful that the ‘Gully Gaad’ will join the Dancehall Night lineup Thursday night, despite Sumfest organizers’ claims the singjay recently informed them of his unavailability for the show. According toRobert Russell, a member of Sumfest’s organizing committee, attempts were made to book Mavado for the show, but talks disintegrated due to the entertainer’s contractual obligations to other events.

“We were told that he would not be available for Sumfest, and that is why we did not book him,” Russell told the Jamaica STAR. “There is no grouse between the organizers and the artiste because we try our best to get a complete line-up as much as possible each year.”

However, Mavado’s manager, Julian Jones-Griffiths insists there was an agreement in place for his client to perform at Sumfest.

“I have an email where we agreed to their offer over a month ago,” Griffiths told the STAR. “Mavado has a show in L.A., the day after Sumfest’s Dancehall night, and I was delaying booking the flights to L.A. because we weren’t sure if he was flying from Jamaica or not. We thought he was going to appear at Sumfest but it wasn’t confirmed as yet. That delay ended up costing the LA promoter more money because the flight cost went up.”

Griffiths believes organizers should be blamed for this breakdown in communication while insisting Mavado’s absence from the Sumfest lineup has hurt his following.

“They (the organizers) playing games. I maintain what I am saying is fact,” he said. “Perhaps, Mr Russell isn’t aware of what happened. A lot of his (Mavado’s) fans are asking how comes he’s not on Sumfest, and they should know it’s no fault of ours. A lot of Mavado’s fans have been communicating via social media, especially to his Twitter account. They are sharing their displeasure at him not being on this year’s Sumfest.”

Russell, however, intimated that there is still time to add Mavado to the show’s bill, but would have to adjust time slots on short notice, given favorable terms are agreed between the artist and organizers.

Griffiths also says Mavado is willing to perform at Sumfest, but would have to make changes to his travelling schedule to accommodate the move.

Reggae Sumfest kicked off proceedings with a beach party on Sunday and will resume on Thursday with Dancehall Night, which features Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, I-Octane, Popcaan, Aidonia, Spice, Macka Diamond and many more.

Jah Cure, I-Wayne added to Reggae Sumfest lineup

Jah Cure (left) and I-Wayne (right) are the latest stars to be added to this year's Reggae Sumfest lineup.

Jah Cure (left) and I-Wayne (right) are the latest stars to be added to this year’s Reggae Sumfest lineup.

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Internationally-acclaimed Reggae artists, Jah Cure and I-Wayne have become the latest additions to this year’s Reggae Sumfest bill, according to reports Thursday.

Jah Cure will be the closing act on International Night 1 on July 26 as he will perform in front of his hometown crowd at theCatherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay. The singer, known for recent hits like That Girl, World Cry and Strongerwill share the stage that night alongside Reggae legends, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy and Tarrus Riley, along with universally renowned rap sensation, Flo Rida.

Meanwhile, I-Wayne will perform a day earlier during Dancehall Night alongside Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, RDX, Spiceand I-Octane, amongst others. I-Wayne is riding high from his own share of recent hits, particularly Girl I Love You.

Deemed the largest concert in Jamaica, the 21st edition of Reggae Sumfest will take place from July 21-27, kicking off with theAquasol Beach Party and ending withInternational Night 2, which features Grammy-winning R&B singer, Miguel, Damian Marley, Chronixx and Romain Virgo, amongst others.

Youth Day FREE summer festival returns to Yonge-Dundas Square

      YD | T.O is a FREE annual festival celebrating the positive achievements of young people showcasing their MUSIC, DANCE, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY in front of some 30,000 visitors!


YD | T.O is a FREE annual festival celebrating the positive achievements of young people showcasing their MUSIC, DANCE, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY in front of some 30,000 visitors!

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YD | T.O now in its 7th year, is a non-profit FREE summer festival held at Yonge-Dundas Square with an unprecedented Yonge Street closure expecting an audience of over 30,000 people this summer. YD | T.O features over 100 live music and dance performances on 2 non-stop stages over 12 hours; mostly by youth 14 to 29 years olds. The event also includes a Youth Art Gallery, live Fashion Shows, the opening Flag Parade, Flash Dances, and much more! Yonge Street, closed from Dundas to Shuter is lined with a variety of vendors and exhibitors from food to jewelry and community organizations sharing valuable information. For details on what to expect for 2013 please visit the “YD | T.O ’13” section.

Headliner performers such as Karl Wolf, Reema Major, JD Era, Kim Davis, Blessed, Fefe Dobson, Lil JaXe, Michie Mee, Carlos Morgan and Jordan Francis have all lent their time and performed for their fans. Other personalities come out or MC to show their support, from Canadian Idol judges Zack Werner & Farley Flex to Liona Boyd to CTV anchor Ken Shaw, to So You Think You Can Dance judge Blake McGrath, renowned Director Lil X, Peter Kash of Flow 93.5, and many other sport celebrities. Karl Mullings Jr, son of Canadian reggae music ambassador Carrie Mullings and grandson of Caribana co-founder Karl Mullings, will be hosting at the 2013 edition of Youth Day Toronto. This year, the attendance is expected to be larger than any of the previous years

Year after year YD | T.O is proclaimed an official “Event of Municipal Significance” by the City of Toronto and is deemed the “Largest Youth Festival of Its Kind” by media. The festival has grown tremendously in popularity due to its dedicated volunteer staff, the passionate youth participants, and the Corporate Champions. For more details on each year’s highlights check the “ABOUT” section.

YD | T.O is not just a one day event, but rather a year round initiative. Youth participants also partake in events leading up to the July festival including auditions, press conferences, meetings, fundraising events, promotional video shoots, media interview sessions, etc. The initiative allows our youth to develop skills, obtain new knowledge, stay busy and active, connect and network with both peers and mentors that help empower them to pursue their passion. For more information on how to get involved please visit our “BE PART OF IT!” section.

By TorontoDeejays.com