The issue will also focus on other interantional , such as looking at how Akon kicked off the international craze, UK music makers Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Mark Ronson and Morocco’s RedOne.
According to VIBE Editor-in-Chief Jermaine Hall “We wanted to introduce the readers to some leaders in the international space that helped craft the sound as well as artists that are successful outside the US.”
Gracing the maagazine cover is Triple threat rapper/actor/entrepreneur and global gangster 50 Cent who talks God, growth, girls and keeping it global
Wyclef on show still
Fri, March 25, 2011 - 12:06 AM
Injured Haitian music star Wyclef Jean is still on schedule for the May 1 Reggae On The Hill climax of this year’s Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival.
According to producers FAS Entertainment, they have received no information to suggest any change in his commitment to headline the event.
Speaking after a site visit at the Farley Hill National Park venue by stakeholders, FAS director Al Gilkes said nothing had changed in terms of the planning for any of the festival’s five events, which start April 25 (Easter Bank Holiday) with the Reggae Beach Party at Brandon’s, St Michael.
“Like everybody else we know that Wyclef was injured while campaigning last weekend in the just ended elections in Haiti, but from all reports the injury was superficial and he was treated at hospital and discharged.
The incident did not stop his political activity in Haiti and we have not heard that it will affect his scheduled performances in Barbados and other countries,” Gilkes said yesterday.
Gilkes added that FAS had also received an audio clip by Wyclef for broadcast on radio, in which the Grammy Award-winning performer is promoting his coming appearance at Reggae On The Hill. (PR)
Cameras barred from ‘Dudus’ enquiry
Monday, March 21, 2011
The woman is said to live in an area where her safety may be in jeopardy, and so Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry chairman Emil George barred videotaping of the proceedings.
Only audio recording was allowed.
George also told reporters to tell editors to not prominently display the woman’s evidence.
In a private meeting, however, reporters told him that neither they nor he could dictate how stories were placed.
The chairman also wanted to take the reporters’ cellphones, but the journalists protested, saying the phones were part of their work tools.
The woman, who is also a worker with the Commission, was said to have sent an email outlining the extradition proceedings to Leys and Brady.
Lightbourne had said, before the email was brought into evidence, that she had not spoken Brady in relation to the extradition of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.
Lightbourne has since said that the email sent by the woman had to have been a forgery.
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