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Archived: The Caribbean’s Damn Hot! Drake, Nicki, FayAnn, Rih Prove It!



Everyone wants to be “Caribbean”, whether they admit it or not. Doesn’t matter what island, they yearn to rock it like we do. Caribbean energy and vibe’s been making headlines in recent days and weeks like nothing else. Drake’s new 22 track playlist as he coins it- “More Life”, “scans like 80 minutes of club music from Canada, America, the UK, the West Indies, and Africa on shuffle,” writes Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago born Nicki Minaj is proving that she’s a game changer and a winning one at that.

Fay Ann’s “Break The World” made it to #3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Soca heavyweight, Fay Ann Lyons may not be receiving the praise she so deserves- this after her debut album, “Break The World” stood at #3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart upon its debut. The achievement was a first for an individual artist album in the Soca genre. Despite the lack of fanfare at home in Trinidad and Tobago, the achievement was duly noted with Jamaica’s national newspaper, The Gleaner, paying pretty close attention.

Minaj meanwhile has been repping for the Caribbean the only way she seemingly knows how- by twerking her heavy butt and winning! Whether her butt antics on social media is meant to rep the region or not, she’s definitely sending a subliminal message about Caribbean women-, They WIN! On March 20th, the “Anaconda” singer surpassed the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, as the female artiste with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits. She’s up to 76.

Then there’s Rihanna. What hasn’t she done? The Bajan pop princess can now add series actress to her  resume. Last night Rihanna made a cameo on A&E’s Bates Motel as Marione Crane. Rihanna went live on Inatagram as she caught her debut performance on the show. It’s unclear how long she’ll be appearing.

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Another Caribbean Hot ‘Gyal’ Set to Heat up International TV This Month.



After weeks of rumors and speculations, Jamaican dancehall sensation, Spice has confirmed that she has joined the cast of popular urban reality TV show, VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.

Spice and the cast-mates of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta in Jamaica.

While some may wonder how the dancehall artist fits into the scope of the show, fans of the show will know that some parts rarely focus on Hip Hop music or love. Notwithstanding, the series has propelled the entertainment careers of many stars of the show. Cardi B, known for her unapologetic Bronx, New York swag and comedic flare, became an instant hit, some may say due in part to the show. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta event revitalized rapper Remy Ma’s music career after her stint in prison.

 Sp ice, who’s real name is Grace Hamilton, hopes the platform will help showcase her Jamaican culture, open doors for Caribbean music, as well as help her branch out into Hip Hop music, she says. Spice appeared on the last season of the show when friend, cast member, Karlie Redd who is Trinbagonian and other cast-mates visited Jamaica on vacation.

Quite the character and entertainer, Spice has a strong social media following and is quite interactive on the platform, which has certainly helped with her popularity. She won’t be the first Jamaican to join the popular television franchise as Rapper/Producer/Writer and Ex to Nicki Minaj – Safaree Samuels is a favourite on the show as well. Spice will however be the first Jamaican female dancehall artist on the show.

Some of her popular hits include So Mi Like It, Needle Eye, and Sheet. She recently released her debut Hip Hop single “Duffle Bag”.

The season premieres on Monday March 19th  on VH1.

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INT’L BUZZ : Celebs To Wear Orange Flag Pins At Tonight’s Oscars. Here’s WHY…



In the United States, celebs are stepping up and standing strong in solidarity against gun violence at tonight’s Academy Awards. People Magazine says celebs will likely rock orange American flag pins on the red carpet in a bid to raise awareness for the need to do more, when it comes to gun control legislation.

Last month, a teenager opened fire on students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, killing 17. The orange flag pins are from an advocacy group called,  Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence and raising awareness. Many celebrities have voiced their disdain for the spate of gun violence across the United States, over the years. Actress, Gabriel Union remarked, “This does not have to be our collective reality. How many more? How many children must not make it home?,” in the aftermath of the Florida shooting.

Several big names in international entertainment have donated to the effort, among them Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney.

Tonight marks  the 90th Academy Awards event. A record 40 women have received Oscar nominations outside of acting this year, including in traditionally male-dominated categories such as cinematography, directing and film editing. RnB sensational, Mary J Blige is among the nominees for her supporting role in the film, MudBound.



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