For a second consecutive year, Charmb Production roots reggae recording artist Sativa D Black 1 and manager, Charmaine Bailey-Smith have copped awards at the Youth In Progress Awards show in Canada.
Dancehall artiste Wedda aka Sol is pleased that he played a huge part in the current trend of girl-on-girl videos which are currently de rigeur in the world of dancehall.
Reggae artiste Isiah Mentor has a message for would-be vigilantes and citizens who engage in reprisal killings: leave all vengeance to God. The song, 'God ah Go Deal with Them', will be released officially on iTunes on his own Village Roots label this month.
"I wrote the song because I know that the ultimate punishment is from the Creator, and I want to promote a form of anti-vigilantism, I don't feel that people should take up the law in their own hands and do reprisal killings, and that is one of the biggest problems we face today in Jamaica. We need to leave justice if you can, to the law," he said.
The song is inspired by the rash of killings of young schoolchildren, especially girls, in recent times.
Dancehall artiste Chuky Theoutcome believes that the recent trend of authorities locking off entertainment events at 12 midnight has a negative impact on the wider community, and has recorded a song called 'Jamaica Jamaica' which articulates his beliefs.