Ziggy Eva Strap drops a hot new single

 

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by TorontoDeejays.com

Less than two weeks before he is scheduled to make his first appearance at BUSS: The All Canadian Stage Show, Toronto deejay Ziggy Eva Strap (aka Swick Don) drops his hot new tune “Live Your Life” on the Before and After Riddim, produced by Notnice Records. The self proclaimed Swick Don has received accolades for past releases including “Lyrics a Beat Dem” and “Bad Man Copycat” as well as newer tunes like “Life In The Ghetto” ft. Maxximus. Ziggy Eva Strap has his own unique style and charisma and shows his versatility on the brand new release, “Live Your Life.”  Alongside 30+ of Canada’s finest Dancehall and Reggae deejays, Eva strap is ready to BUSS the stage on Nov. 28th @ On The Rox in Toronto.

Click the Link Below to listen:

Ziggy Eva Strap – Live Your Life

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Also Check out:

Life In The Ghetto ft. Maxximus (http://youtu.be/catuR-j2x7M)

Lyrics A Beat Dem (Music Video)  (http://youtu.be/uMyRI4WI0no)

Sizzla denied return to the U.S. after being denied visa

sizzlaby Jodee Brown

Having being barred from performing in the United States for five years, it appeared that Reggae superstar, Sizzla Kalonji was nearing a return to the country with an impending tour there set to start. That return has now hit a sudden snag.

According to reports Tuesday, Sizzla has been denied entry into the U.S. after his visa application was revoked. This just two days before the highly respected singer was due to begin a month-long tour across the U.S., which was due to go on until Dec. 22.

The tour would have seen Sizzla, whose real name isMiguel Collins, travelling cross-country, with performances set for venues in New York, Washington D.C. and Colorado, amongst other states.

Stephen Brush, the booking agent for said tour told theJamaica Observer that they have decided to push back the tour as they hope to reschedule to tour for late winter.

“I am deeply saddened by the news, and I can say this is one of the worst weeks in my career,” Brush said. “It is not a dead issue, but I am no longer comfortable waiting and seeing. What I would like to do is postpone the tour and look at re-booking it for February and March.”

Sizzla has not held a U.S. visa since 2008. Perceived ‘gay-bashing’ in his music over the years has triggered protests of his shows from gay rights groups in the United States, Canada and Europe in the past, including cancellations to shows in Toronto and Montreal thanks to protests by members of the Stop Murder Music coalition.

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce snag IAAF Athlete of the Year honors

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (left) and Usain Bolt (right) accept their 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards at a gala in Monaco on Saturday.. Associated Press (AP)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (left) and Usain Bolt (right) accept their 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards at a gala in Monaco on Saturday.. Associated Press (AP)

by Jodee Brown

Jamaica can now lay claim to being only the third country ever to sweep IAAF Athlete of the Year honors after Olympic legends, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Prycetook home the male and female titles respectively at a gala on Saturday in Monaco.

Neither athlete winning was a shock in truth as both left their marks on the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, with both winning the 100m and 200m titles as well as anchoring Jamaica to gold in the 4 by 100 relays. Bolt beat out British long distance Olympic champion,Mohamed Farah and Ukranian high jumper, Bohdan Bondarenko on the men’s side while Fraser-Pryce beat New Zealand’s world champion shot-putter, Valerie Adams and the Czech Republic’s 400m queen, Zuzana Hejnova.

While Bolt’s victory continued his stellar run of consecutive athlete of the year triumphs (five in the last six year – exception being 2010), the win for Fraser-Prycebroke a 23 year drought for Jamaican women in relation to the award, being the first since legendary sprinter, Merlene Ottey to do so. The win comes after Fraser-Pryce was surprisingly left off the shortlist last year despite retaining her 100m title at last year’s Olympics in London.

Prior to Jamaica’s sweep this year, only the United States in 1988 (Carl Lewis and Florence Griffith-Joyner) and the United Kingdom in 1993 (Colin Jackson and Sam Gunnell).

Imperial Alley Cat set to kick off U.S. tour

Imperial Alley Cat, mastermind behind the 'Dancehall Knowledge' compilation series will begin a tour across the United States this weekend in Orlando.

Imperial Alley Cat, mastermind behind the ‘Dancehall Knowledge’ compilation series will begin a tour across the United States this weekend in Orlando.

by Jodee Brown

Multitalented Jamaican musician, Imperial Alley Cat is set to showcase his talents across the United States in the coming weeks, which will kick off on Sunday in Orlando, FL.

The Dancehall/Reggae singer and producer will join a diverse collection of talents on this upcoming tour, presented by the LA-based United Artiste Alliance Music Group (UAA Music) label, which will begin at theOrange County Convention Center. The tour will feature acts from genres such as rock and roll, hip-hop, R&B and pop, including Elliot Noir, SLK, Roger Rackz, If Humans Could Fly and many more.

This tour will enable Imperial to get up close and personal with his American fan base as he hopes to break new ground within the industry, hailing as the lone Dancehall/Reggae act on the bill. The singjay looks forward to engaging with young music lovers who will fill the venue as he looks to represent Jamaica to the fullest on the American music scene.

Imperial says he is ‘very excited and in high spirits’ as he promises to deliver steady, thought-prompting performances that reflect the music and positive energy he brings within the industry.

The U.S. tour comes on the heels of Imperial’s hit single,Idling which has garnered strong buzz in his homeland as well as in the U.S., Canada and Europe while the accompanying video features cameos from Mavado and Karian Sang. Furthermore, Imperial Alley Catwill be dropping more new music before the end of this year, going into 2014 and is currently promoting the official video for his new single, Real Ghetto Story.

Check out the Real Ghetto Story video on YouTube as well as Idling on Soundcloud. To bookImperial, email him at immperialproductions@gmail.com or imperialbookings1@gmail.com

Mr. Vegas challenges Bounty Killer to clash at STING

Vegas-Bounty clash at STING? The two superstar deejays could be heading for a lyrical confrontation at Dancehall's largest showpiece.

Vegas-Bounty clash at STING? The two superstar deejays could be heading for a lyrical confrontation at Dancehall’s largest showpiece.

by Jodee Brown

Not known for entertaining lyrical confrontations throughout his illustrious career, Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Mr. Vegas now seeks to break this mold by challenging one of the genre’s clash kings and long-time rival, Bounty Killer at STING 2013.

On Thursday, Vegas made his intention to clash the ‘War Lord’ public and insists he will not back down from Bounty at Dancehall’s most hyped showcase.

“I just put it out there to let it be known that mi a big man now and mi nah mek nuhbody feel like dem can cow mi down,” Vegas told the Jamaica STAR.

Vegas and Bounty’s years of verbal exchanges came to a head in September after a recent performance in which Vegas donned 70s plaid clothes and a fake afro, with the ‘Grung Gaad’ and his fans ridiculing the outfit. The seemingly petty argument turned into a flat out war of words with everything being questioned, from Vegas’ sexuality to Bounty’s status within the music.

Vegas later claimed that his relationship with an ex-girlfriend of Bounty’s was the reason behind this deep-seeded dislike his fellow deejay showed towards him.

Despite having no clashing experience, Mr. Vegas says he has studied enough about the history of Dancehall and the art of lyrical warfare that gives him the confidence to clash Bounty Killer and said he would even turn down his show in Dubai, scheduled for the same day as STING, just to confront the Allianceleader.

“Clash is to entertain people with lyrics, not bag a noise and nasty mouth,” he said “So, if a man come wid some fresh new lyrics, then mi wi cancel my show a Dubai and mek Laing run back the promoter food, just to show people sey mi can tek on Goliath.”

Mr. Vegas has even gone as far as to record a diss song against Bounty dubbed Bury Him Fuss, suggesting he is ready for a clash at STING.

Bounty Killer has yet to respond to Vegas’ challenge.

Last year, Bounty Killer was at the centre of another major feud, that time with former Vybz Kartel protégé,Tommy Lee Sparta, with many rumors swirling of a clash between those two at STING. However, Bounty ended that speculation by insisting he would not be at STING and that Tommy Lee Sparta was no established enough for him to take seriously in that setting.

STING 2013, the 30th anniversary of the show, will take place at Jamworld in St. Catherine on Dec., 26.