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Newsletter, Issue #016 ---"Popcaan breaks silence" & "Summer Tun up"
June 21, 2012
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"Popcaan break the silence............."Source : The Jamaican Star
Popular dancehall artiste, Popcaan has broken his silence, and has now sought to respond to a number of rumours and allegations.
In a recent interview, artiste Tommy Lee stated that Popcaan was not a member of Vybz Kartel's newly formed PG 13 label.
Responding to this and other rumours in a release, Popcaan, whose real name is André Sutherland, stated that rumours of him not being a
member of the Gaza began circulating in September 2011.
"Rumours started as early as 2011 that I had left the Portmore Empire; this was not so. My actions in October 2011 were to seek booking
representation, as this very important function was no longer viable for me with the incarceration of the head of my management and
booking company. To date, I have no formal management or booking agreement and only since June 2012, with the dissolution of the Portmore
Empire have I engaged the services of a lawyer to put these agreements in place," the release read.
Popcaan also addressed the issue of his not visiting the Gaza World boss since his incarceration. Popcaan said he made several inquiries
to law enforcement officials about visitation, but to no avail. He also stated that Vybz Kartel himself advised against such
"Vybz Kartel communicated through letters that I should focus on my career and stay away from the police. All our communication has been
focused on updates on my career, my song releases and stage shows and general discussions as one would expect in the present situation. Up
until May 2012, when the Portmore Empire was dissolved, we maintained a business relationship," Popcaan said.
He also pointed out that members of his family have been subjected to death threats, but that he will remain focused on his career and his
"I have never said and will never say I am not a part of Gaza. Gaza is my original home and foundation and I will always remain loyal to
the Gaza," he said.
Since the release of Popcaan's statement, another member of the Gaza has released a statement counteracting Popcaan's words.
Gaza Slim, in her release to THE STAR, stated that the release put out by Popcaan "is nothing but lies in an attempt at keeping the
support of Gaza fans, and by Gaza, I mean Kartel because he is Gaza".
Slim went on to say that although Kartel had invested his time and money into Popcaan's career, following his incarceration, Popcaan
immediately sought bookings from elsewhere.
"When the boss was arrested he was held at a small jail where anyone could have visited. I know because I did. Popi didn't visit because a
certain producer told him to 'stay far from Kartel, him nah see back road'. In his statement, Popcaan said that he and Kartel spoke
through letters. I see the Boss in court regularly, so I know that's a lie," she said.
"Stop the lies. You and I know that World boss nuh want nothing from you cause dem man deh full a pride, an him pay all a we lawyer fee.
The reverse psychology that you're using to try look decent, a Kartel teach you that. So don't try use it on his fans, because I was there
when the white man asked you if you were going to visit Kartel and you said 'Why me haffi go?'," Gaza Slim's release said.
Busy Signal Extradited to the United Sates.Popular dancehall entertainer, 'Busy Signal' has been extradited to the United States.
Busy Signal whose given name is Glendale Gordon, was taken out of the country (Jamaica) this morning June 19, 2012, by a team of U.S. marshals on a special flight to the U.S.
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R Kelly and Trey Songz booked for Reggae Sumfest 2012International superstars Trey Songz and R Kelly have been added to the 20th anniversary staging of Reggae Sumfest, set to take place from
July 15-21 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay.
Trey Songz is set to take the stage on July 20 (International Night 1), and will be followed by the controversial R Kelly on July 21
(International Night 2).
"Happenings"Cool Spots in Montego Bay Jamaica
*Jamaica Bobsled Cafe
Friday, June 22, 2012 Lloydie McLean Tribute and Benefit Session Music by Purple Masters. Venue:Witty's Soul Tone Wine Bar, Savannah Plaza, Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10 Cost: $500.00 Time: 8:00 pm
Heineken Best of Summer Music by ZJ Chrome. Performances by Rick Ross, Aidonia, I-Octane, Tifa and others. Cost:$2,500 early bird, $3,000 presold, $4,000 at the gate, $7,000 VIP Venue:UDC Car Park, New Kingston Time: 7:30 pm
Extatic Fridays, Rum In The City Venue:Club Overtime, New Kingston Cost: $800.00 Time: 9:00 pm
Best of Summer Music by ZJ Chrome. Performances by Rick Ross, Aidonia, I-Octane, Tifa and others. Cost:$2,500 early bird, $3,000 presold, $4,000 at the gate, $7,000 VIP Venue:Location to be announced Time: 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Ballin, Music and Fashion Fyreworks Fly Society presents Ballin, Music and Fashion. Music by DJ Quick, DJ Toxik, DJ Chrisani and DJ Ariez. Venue:Hotel Versalles, Clarendon Cost: $600.00 Time: 10:00 pm
Appleton Water Party, Beach Edition From 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by Renaissance, Chris Dymond, Richie Ras, DJ Narity and DJ Billy. Cost:$1,000 presold, $1,500 at the gate, women two-for-one Venue:Fort Clarence Beach, Portmore Time: 3:00 pm
A Yah Suh Nice Music by Crystal Clear. Cost:N/A Time: 9:00 pm Venue:Clarion Road, Marverley, St Andrew
Sunday, June 24, 2012 Rum Punch, Pool Party Music by ZJ Liquid, Coppershot, Bambino, Supa Hype, Chromatic, Flabba Dabba, Jamrock and Magnum Energy Jocks. Cost:$1,000 presold, $2,000 at the gate Time: 9:00 pm Venue:Liguanea Club, New Kingston
Beer Madness From 2 to 10 p.m. Music by Illusion, Hyperactive and DJ Kentucky. Cost:$1,000 Time: 2:00 pm Venue:Ocean village, Ocho Rios, St Ann
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Bomb Weh Wednesdays Music by DJ Marlon, Sound Kaos and special guest selectors. Venue:14 Parkington Plaza Time: 9:00 pm
Friday, June 29, 2012 U. B. Cruzin Cost:N/A Time: 5:00 pm Venue:on Caribbean Queen, Kingston Pier, King Street PYC Fish Fiesta Cost:$600 Time 12:00 pm Venue:Allman Town Police Station, Kingston
Pure, A Touch of White Music by ZJ Bambino. Cost:$800 presold, $1,000 at the gate, $1,500 VIP Time: 9:00 pm Venue:Wolmer's Girl School Auditorium, 2 Marescaux Road, Kingston 5
Guinness Club Hamma Featuring ZJ Wah Wa, Blak Ryno, DJ Toxik, DJ Calico, Ninja Kid and DJ Acid. Cost:$500 before midnight, $700 after Time: 9:00 pm Venue:Hotel Versalles, Clarendon
Extatic Fridays, Flash Back Cost:$800 Venue:Club Overtime, New Kingston Time: 10:00 pm
Di Memorial, Domino Tournament and Fish Fry Bibbi Boys Promotion and Cash Money present Di Memorial, Domino Tournament and Fish Fry. Music by Bass Odyssey and Upsetter Sound. Cost:$200 Time: 12:00 pm Venue:Faith's Pen Rest Stop, St Ann
Annual Supper Featuring Jermaine Edwards, Energy Plus Mento Band, Mary Black, Tivoli Dance Troupe and others. Cost:$900 Time: 6:00 pm Venue:St. Luke’s Church, Cross Roads, St Andrew
Annual June Dinner and Concert The Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ presents Annual June Dinner and Concert. Food starts serving at 11 a.m., free concert at 6:30
p.m. Cost:$600 Venue:22 South Camp Road, Kingston 4
Saturday, June 30, 2012 Month End Satday Music by Sound Explosion, Real Vibes Sound, Nitro CD Sound and others. Cost:N/A Venue:Kensington Road, Kingston Time: 9:00pm
Container Satdazs All-Inclusive Pool Party Magnum Container Satdazs All-Inclusive Pool Party. From 3 p.m. to midnight. Music by 007 with Supa Hype, The Uncontainables and Chris
Dymond. Cost:$500 with invitation, $1,500 without invitation for men and $1500 for two women without invitation. Venue:58 Golden Acres, Red Hills Time: 3:00 pm
Bikini Car Wash Allman Town Police Youth Club presents Bikini Car Wash. Cost:N/A Venue:National Heroes Park, St Andrew Time: 11:00 pm
2012 CB Pan Chicken Championship Western Regional Eliminations Caribbean Broilers presents 2012 CB Pan Chicken Championship Western Regional Eliminations. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost:N/A Venue:Dump Up Beach, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 am
Sunday, July 01, 2012 Smudge, Water Park From 2 to 10 p.m. Music by ZJ Liquid, ZJ Ice, ZJ Chrome and Chromatic. Cost:$2,000 presold, $2,500 at the gate, $3,500 VIP, women two-for-one at the gate before 5 p.m. Venue:The New Mas Camp, National Stadium Parking Lot, St Andrew Time: 2:00 pm
Rum Bar Double Shots Rum Bar Double Shots, Extreme Wet Up Water Party. Music by DJ Nicco, DJ Wayne and Renaissance Disco. Cost:$1,000 presold, $1,500 at the gate, women two-for-one. Venue:Stones Jerk Hut and Lounge, Braeton Parkway, Portmore Pines, Portmore Time: 9:00 pm
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