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Jamaica’s Capleton to Appear in Court Today. Trinidad’s ‘Inferno’ Organizers Ready for Any Eventuality.

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On Saturday news emerged that long time dancehall heavyweight, Capleton, was arrested by police in connection with allegations of a sexual misdemeanour as reported to police by a hairdresser in Jamaica. He will appear in court today. The artiste is billed to perform in Trinidad at a concert dubbed, ‘iNFERNO’ on June 9th at the Jean Pierre Complex. Organisers of the event, in a media statement issued this morning, said based on today’s court appearance, the public will be informed as to whether the artiste will have to be replaced with another reggae/dancehall entertainer.

See the media statement issued below: 

Trinidad and Tobago. May 14th, 2018——-Organisers of the highly anticipated ‘INFERNO’ concert event, which is being held in Trinidad on June 9thare today assuring patrons that despite recent reports that Jamaican entertainer, Capleton, has been detained by Jamaican police, the event will go on as planned. The promotional outfit says systems are in place to deliver an alternative ‘high caliber’ artiste depending on the outcome of Capleton’s day in court on Monday, May 14th.

Magnum Xplosion’s INFERNO, set to be held at the Jean Pierre Complex will also feature Barrington Levy, Sizzla Kalonji and Busy Signal. The event’s organisers are today expressing hope of a positive outcome for the entertainer, this as reports in the Jamaica Gleaner on Saturday suggested that police have confirmed that an investigation is presently underway into allegations made by Capleton that he is being extorted by the accuser- a hairdresser hired by the artiste to provide hair services on April 28th, 2018.

The Trinidad and Tobago outfit is today guaranteeing fans of Capleton that refunds will be made available to them, depending on Monday’s court outcome, should Capleton be unavailable for his performance at INFERNO on June 9th. The promotional outfit reiterates that another major reggae/dancehall artiste will be added to the cast, should Monday’s court appearance prove unfavorable to the artist. Fans of Capleton will be offered the option of a full refund, should they so desire.

For more on INFERNO please visit Instagram @infernoconcerttt.

 

 

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Shaft’s Master Plan for Artistes Will Blow You Away. Super Songwriter Prepares for Global Connects.

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He’s never too far. He’s a part of the carnival tapestry even when you hardly hear of his pursuits in a season. T&T’s carnival 2019 period has seen Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop penetrate the airwaves with more than six carnival anthems. He’s the man behind Patrice Roberts’ killer tourism-jingle- like hit, ‘This is The Place,’ and Lyrikal’s monster chipper, ‘Passing Through.” Shaft’s always in the shadows, even when his name isn’t calling much.

Patrice Roberts on stage.
PHOTO : Jermaine Cruickshank.

For years, Jason’s been the songwriter of choice for many. From Destra Garcia who’s hit ‘Lucy’ was written by Bishop, to Machel Montano, Nikki Crosby’s ‘Granny’ persona- who he manages, and certainly Patrice Roberts, with whom he struck gold when they delivered, “Big Girl Now”. His artist repertoire across the islands, includes the likes of Peter Ram, Alison Hinds, King Bubba and Ricardo Drue. Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop is most certainly the model songwriter in the Caribbean. “I’m an executive songwriter. I’m the only songwriter with such a significant number of songs tabulated since 1999,” he said to us during an exclusive EBUZZTT interview. Jason’s however got his eyes set on international territory these days, telling us that when Carnival is over, he’ll be heading out to Los Angeles where he’ll be treading deep waters outside of his calm Caribbean comfort zone.

Jason writes for each season, one year in advance. Explaining his process to EBUZZTT, he said he offers artistes full concepts based on his vision for the songs he pens. He also personally hand picks who receives which songs, based on character, topic and personality. Ahead of Barbados’ CropOver, he’s already prepared to distribute songs to the artistes who’ll sing them. “I’m heading to Barbados this evening,” he said when we spoke with him on Thursday. Jason’s been hard at work. His team, based in Barbados, has worked arduously behind the scenes, executing his vision of creating a full fledged songwriting business, that also features other elements that would aid all artistes in the execution of their goals. “I’m setting up offices of Shaft Vibes Entertainment in Barbados, Trinidad and New York,” he said, highlighting that artistes will be able to hire professional songwriters for all genres, videographers, marketing specialists and even dancers.

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Mr. Killa Does Damage At ISM 2019 Semi Finals.

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Who is this Mr. Killa and why the hell is he mashing up Trinidad and Tobago? The King of ‘Mash Up’ hails from Grenada and like a whirlwind he’s invaded Trinidad in the heat of the Carnival season… and guess what? Nobody’s complaining! Go brave Killa, go brave!

The entertainer, born, Hollice Mapp, hails from Guave. He’s no newbie. In fact, Mr. Killa’s been Grenada’s culture ambassador for quite some time. He’s an incredible entertainer. In Ibiza a couple years ago, Mr. Killa’s on stage antics led to an insane viral energy that immediately propelled him further. In the wake of that, his social media activity thrust him even higher toward stardom in the Caribbean, amplifying his worth as an all round entertainer. From dancing to performance and vocal ability, Mapp has all that it takes to stand among the best in the music industry.

On Sunday night in Arima, East Trinidad, Mr. Killa made his presence felt, like only he could, at the semi finals of the International Socia Monarch competition- so much so that the online competition punters have already crowned him King, ahead of Fantastic Friday. The artiste’s tune, ‘Run Wid It’ has influenced pure wild abandon at fetes, in recent days. People have reportedly been picking other people, tables, chairs and other items of solid weight. There’s no doubt that Mr. Killa’s influence is real and powerful.

Take a look at his performance from the Semi Finals of the ISM competition, on Sunday night. Let us know if you think Mr. Killa’s the man to beat on finals night in Port-of-Spain.

Hollice Mapp aka Mr. Killa Run With It- ISM 2019 semi finals! That performance was pure 🔥 🔥 🔥 🇬🇩 🇬🇩 🇬🇩Just so killa run up in the finals!

Posted by Doc Edd Francis on Sunday, February 10, 2019

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