Anju Blaxxx reportedly out on bail while awaiting trial in scamming case

by Jodee Brown

Six months after his arrest and subsequent charges in an ongoing lottery scam case in the United States, acclaimed Jamaican producer, Anju Blaxxx has been released from a North Dakota jail on bail as he awaits a trial on the matter.

The musician and head honcho of UIM Records, whose real name is Andrew Myrie, was let go earlier this week, according to a report from IRIE FM. It is unknown whether the conditions of his bail allow him to leave the country.

Myrie was initially granted bail shortly following his arrest in February. However, that bail was revoked after he was considered a flight risk by a North Dakota judge.

The producer faces charges of  conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering in relation to an alleged lottery scam which defrauded elderly citizens in North Dakota and across the U.S. of millions of dollars in exchange for promised lottery winnings.

Former ZIP FM disc jock, ZJ Wah Wa plead guilty to telemarketing fraud in a similar case last fall and reportedly implicated Myrie during his plea agreement.

During his jail stint, Myrie released the Mildew Riddim, which features artists such as Popcaan, Bugle, Blak Diamon and others.

Omi climbs to second on Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Cheerleader’ remix

by Jodee Brown

The house-inspired remix of Omi’s smash hit, Cheerleader continues to build steam on the Billboard Hot 100, on the verge of history as it has reached number two on the chart.

Cheerleader has been steadily climbing the chart since the spring when it first appeared at 95 in May before jumping all the way up to number 11 just a month later. Hailed recently as the ‘song of the summer dark horse’ by Billboard.com, the Felix-Jaehn produced remix of Omi’s track only trails Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (feat. Charlie Rush) on the chart.

If Omi can overtake Wiz at the top spot, he’d be the first Jamaican act to achieve such a feat since Sean Paul in 2006 with Temperature.

Cheerleader’s fast rise on the U.S. charts follows its strong run in other countries, topping charts in Australia, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.

The Felix-Jaehn remix of Cheerleader was released in 2014, nearly three years after the original version of the song was released.