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What's Spragga up to?

IT has been two weeks since Spragga Benz and fellow deejay Bounty Killer rocked a full house at the Pulse Entertainment complex in St Andrew.

For 44-year-old Spragga Benz, it was a homecoming of sorts as he had not performed in Jamaica for sometime.


While he is not seen regularly in Jamaica, he has been busy recording and touring with Grammy winners Stephen and Damian Marley.

The veteran toaster spoke to Splash this week from his base in the United States. One of the things he addressed was the importance of making hit songs.

"At every stage in an artiste's career, hits are important and I am no different. It keeps old fans on their toes and wins new fans," he said.

"My catalogue, however, keeps me from reaching that point. Often during my performances requests for old material are always high.

Keeping current is the aim of a recently released 43-track mixtape titled Spragga Benz Mi Name.

He is also preparing for the Shotta Reunion Tour of the US west coast and Canada with singer Ky-Mani Marley. The two-month run is scheduled to start in October.

In June, Spragga Benz, along with Stephen and Damian Marley, did a nine-week tour of Europe dubbed Revelation Part 2.

The trio performed in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium and Italy. According to Spragga, exposure to non-dancehall audiences has been good for his career.

"Being among the Marleys is a blessing as it has been a positive impact on my personal life, knowing the discipline they practise in their approach to the music and other works has inspired me to keep the levels optimum," he said. "Many new fans have been exposed to my brand of dancehall through my touring with Stephen especially."

It is not all music. He has been approached to appear in a sequel to Shottas, the 2002 urban drama in which he co-starred, but is uncertain if he will accept.

"I have seen a script but that's just about it," he stated.

Spragga Benz (real name Carlton Grant) emerged on the dancehall scene in 1991. He recorded a number of hit songs for various producers including Steely and Clevie and Winston Riley.

Among his hits were Could a Deal, produced by Riley and Girls Hooray which he did for Steely and Clevie.

Spragga Benz's hit run led to a deal with Capitol Records which issued his second album, Uncommonly Smooth, in 1995.

A third album, Fully Loaded, was released in 2000 and featured duets with Lady Saw and American rapper Foxy Brown.

His last album, Shotta Culture, was released in 2010.

Shabba Ranks explains why he didn't perform at BET Awards

Shabba Ranks speaks on Ninja Man, he says Ninja Man opened doors for him. However since he started to rise Ninja Man made others came between their relationship, but he will work with Ninja Man if the opportunity presents itself.

Shabba Ranks also said he wanted a set for himself at BET and didn't want to be rushed in an unprofessional manner. He wanted to walk on the red carpet just like other celebrities and treated in a good manner. The two Grammy winner says he wants BET and other international companies to treat dance-hall artistes like other celebrities and not hiding them behind a corner.

Miley Cyrus Perfomance at the MTV VMA Gave a lot of talk.

Cyrus’ performance at Sunday night’s MTV VMAs was perhaps the most talked about of the night.

The pop star performed her smash single “We Can’t Stop” in a tiny shorts and bra, surrounded by plenty dancers and stuffed animals.

Most fans have gone on twitter to talk about this. Fans are comparing her ass to chicken and some to apple.

Mavado Gives Back To Guyana..

Mavado did not leave Guyana without performing for his huge fan base in the South American country.

The Gully Gad received some bad press last weekend following a no show at the Slingerz Caribbean Summer Jam.

Instead of jumping back on a flight and leave Guyana, Mavado and his team organized a last minute concert at the National Stadium last Monday. The concert say a huge turnout of over 20,000 strong fans.

“Guyana people always show me crazy love,” said Mavado. “I couldn’t leave there without performing for them and I just want to thank them for the support. Its like my second home. All’s well that ends well.”

Mavado donate a part of the proceeds from the concert to two charitable organizations in Guyana.


Nicki Minaj Shows off her own K MART Collection on instagram.

Nicki Minaj is promoting her new K Mart collection and what better place to start than Instagram. The picture shows her possing on the camera in her fashion style. Her new collection hit K Mart stores this fall and will feature several more designs from the rapper. "One of my dresses. Hugs u in all the right places,” Nicki Minaj captioned one of the photos.

NEW; Sean Kingston - Shotta Luv ft 2Chainz

Sean Kingstone drop a new single off his upcoming album Back 2 Life.

The new single “Shotta Luv” featuring Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is now available on iTunes.

Future promises to marry Ciara.

looks as though Ciara found her future. He’s ready to wife that up!

This week, Future stopped by Hot 97′s Angie Martinez Show to chat about his upcoming album Honest, and while there he admitted that Ciara is the one that he hopes to spend the rest of his life with.  He also revealed that he saw her seven years ago on the set of a music video, and he told his friend Rocko that he was going to have her one day.

"On what it feels like to be in a serious relationship.
If feels good. Going from me being with different girls everyday to cooling and being with [just] one.

On life prior to Ciara
Months before I met her, I was going through something and just living the life. Everything was taking a toll on me and I was just waking up and seeing things different[ly]. I felt like it was just so easy for me to get certain things. [I felt] like, I had to be committed and stop. I needed to be able to balance my lifestyle. […] Somehow [it] just happened and it happened for all the right reasons. She ‘s fly. This it it. I don’t get into nothing to get out. We haven’t set a date [but] this is the one. I said it before, I said it seven years ago, so for it to come around and happen, it was just meant to be.

Quick cook releases a video dissing Popcaan

Charly Black stripes a gal naked on stage.

After it had been said to be Knshens in the picture it has now been confirmed to be Charly according to Urbanislandz.com Konshens camp confirmed with Urban Islandz that the artist in the photo is Charly Black and not Konshens.
The photo has been circulating on social media. Some fans believed it was Konshens who was behind the female, but now Konshens camp confirmed it is not him and the real artist is Charly Black.