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Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, Mavado, Popcaan, Aidonia On Same Riddim ?

Imagine Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, Mavado, Popcaan, and Aidonia on the
same riddim?
That is exactly what’s about to happen if some new promo by So
Unique Records. Elvis Redwood posted a artwork for his upcoming
riddim due out on April 6th that will feature the five top artists in
dancehall currently. This development comes nearly a year after the
infamous debacle between Elvis Redwood and Vybz Kartel over the
“Loodi” collaboration with Shenseea. The incarcerated deejay was
quite upset with the producer over rumors that he wasn’t properly
paid and credited for the success of the single.
Nevertheless, the So Unique head released a video clearing up many
of the rumors while making it clear that Kartel was paid and he sold
the rights to the single to VP. Elvis is now getting ready to drop not
just another Kartel single, but also tracks from Alkaline, Popcaan ,
Aidonia , and Mavado . A lot of dancehall enemies and a lot of
dancehall talent on the same production. That don’t usually happen
in dancehall these days since most artists and producers are locked
in their respective factions and usually don’t work with each other
across the aisle.



Alkaline Accused Of Stealing Popcaan Style In New Song

Alkaline is being accused of stealing Popcaan ‘s flow for his new
song “Hard Tackle.”
Dapstream News reported this week that Alkaline new song “Hard
Tackle” is the top trending dancehall song on YouTube. The anti-
haters anthem was released on Saturday and already it’s stirring up
some controversies with Popcaan fans going on the attack claiming
that the Vendetta boss bites his style from his 2016 hustle anthem
“ Nah Idle .”
Poppy injected a catchy line in the chorus “You cyaa just a idle, a
idle, a idle, a idle / Granny tell mi say yo mouth need waan bible.”
Fans are comparing that line to Alkaline’s chorus “That’s why me
say hard tackle, hard tackle, Hard tackle, hard tackle / Life everyday
is a hard battle.” Listening to the two songs you will hear a distinct
difference, but the Unruly fans are adamant that their artist’s style
was used by the Vendetta leader.
Alkaline fans are pushing back saying he would never copy Popcaan
or any artists. “Alkaline on a different level from everyone and that is
the truth about this music and some Jamaica people they are so
fool,” one fan wrote. “Alkaline do everything in is own way to please
his self and the vendetta families who show him love in everything
that he do in music.”
Some fans are saying that there are more similarities between “Hard
Tackle” and an old Mavado song “Gun Battle” than with Popcaan
“Nah Idle.” In fact, Popcaan was widely criticized by Vendetta fans
last year for stealing Alkaline’s “New Level Unlocked.” Listen to the
two songs below and make your own judgment.

Vybz Kartel Drops Two New Singles and Disses Alkaline Again

Vybz Kartel unleashed two new singles on dancehall airwaves in one

day and they are both fire. On one of the singles, he once again

disses Alkaline .

On Wednesday, the incarcerated deejay drop a solo single “So Easy”

and another collaboration with Ishawna “How Can You .” Both singles

have been getting raved reviews from Kartel’s massive dancehall fan

base. “Song ya is pure fire big up Worl’Boss the GOAT, so easy,” one

fan wrote on Dapstream News fan page.

Kartel is also getting some attention for a line on the single “So Easy”

where he disses dancehall artists who are copying his style. “Every

man in a me style a so the p**** them stay,” Kartel deejay. Some

Gazanation fans are already pointing fingers to Alkaline being the

artist that Vybz Kartel is referring to. While the “Dancehall Hero”

deejay didn’t call any names, Alkaline has been getting scrutinized

for what some people say is a blatant rip off of Kartel’s image and


“Alka a live in a Addi style from day one,” sources inside the Gaza

told Dapstream News . “A Kartel style buss him and a it get him to where he is

right now. At this moment he should just come out and admit that

Kartel is his idol. His friend Kasanova already said it and I think he

should just come out and say it.”


Alkaline Beat Out Vybz Kartel With Three Hapilos Awards

Alkaline beat out Vybz Kartel in three major categories at last night’s

2017 21st Hapilos Digital Music Awards.

Vybz Kartel went home empty handed while his arch dancehall

nemesis Alkaline picked up three trophies for Top Male Artist, Most

Streamed Artist, and Most Downloaded Artist. There were some

other big winners like Tommy Lee Sparta who got an award for

People’s Choice Award — Artist, and Spice who won Top Female

Artist. Konshens picked up an award for op Dancehall Single and

Most Downloaded Single for his single “Bruk Off Yuh Back.” While

Foota Hype got an award for Social Media Icon.

Vybz Kartel received nominations in the categories of Top

Collaboration and Top Vevo Video for “Loodi” with Shenseea. He also

got nods for Most Streamed Artist and Top Male Artist. A rep for the

Gaza camp told Dapstream News that they are not really concerned

about the Hapilos Awards calling it irrelevant. “Just another award

show that no one really pays attention to,” sources told DapstreamNews . “There

are categories where Addi should have won easily but a lot of these

awards shows are bias and buyout and that is why the industry can’t

move forward and can’t take them more seriously.”




Alkaline Drops Gritty Tommy Lee Sparta Diss Track “Buss Head”

Alkaline come through with a gritty Tommy Lee Sparta diss track

titled “Buss Head.”

Someone inside the Vendetta camp sent us the new record this

morning (Aug. 23) and now Alkaline has uploaded it to his Vevo

channel. Already the track is racking up the views and is one of the

most talked about tracks in dancehall currently. The single was

produced by Alkaline’s go to producer DJ Frass and features the

Detta deejay getting explicit of where he wants to take this war/beef

between himself and Tommy Lee Sparta.

“Tell unnu fi low the badness and pre gal / We humans but we a no

equals / War can’t buyout it can’t resolve / Don’t need police it no

hard fi we resolve / Vendetta don’t style them but we deadly / Pu**y

them a chat like Beverly / Anything a Anything tell them we ready,”

Alkaline rhymes over a base heavy dancehall beat.

This marks the second diss record Alkaline released this year aimed

at Tommy Lee Sparta, while the Mobay deejay has already released a

handful of tracks dissing his rival. Back in March, the Vendetta leader

stirred up some controversy with a track called “Red Eyes” where he

used a photo of Tommy Lee’s eye in the artwork . The Spartan deejay

recently joked about it in an interview where he said that Alka used

his “good good eye” and put in his artwork.

Alkaline Denies Visiting Vybz Kartel In Prison To Make Peace

Alkaline has denied ever visiting Vybz Kartel in prison to make peace

and possibly record a collaboration.

On Tuesday, rumors started floating around the internet claiming that

Alkaline visited Vybz Kartel in GP. The reports alleging that the

Vendetta deejay apologizes to the incarcerated deejay and asked for

a collaboration in music and possible business ventures.Dapstream News reached out to sources in both the Vendetta and Gaza camp

who could not confirm the claim, the folks over Vendetta

categorically denied the reports.

“Alkaline never and I want to emphasize ‘never’ visit Kartel in or out

of prison,” a rep for the Vendetta told Us. “This is nothing more

than fake news made up by supporters of the other side. We too busy

making hit songs and making moves to even sit down behind a

keyboard and makeup foolishness.”

DJ-LYTMAS also reached out to our sources inside the Gaza for a comment

and they also couldn’t confirm that the meeting ever happen. “I don’t

know about that,” sources said. “Vybz Kartel gets visit from people

from time to time and there is a process to see him so at the very

least Shorty or management would know if that ago go down.” Vybz

Kartel and Alkaline are both rivals in dancehall and two of the hottest

artists in the genre over the last few years.

In October last year, Vybz Kartel released an Alkaline and Mavado

diss track “Round Corna” which solidifies their beef. That track has

since racked up 3 million views on YouTube.

Vybz Kartel Gaza Fans Trolling Alkaline Over This Photo

Vybz Kartel‘s Gazanation fans are some of the most loyal fans in

dancehall and it’s always best to not get on their bad sides.

By extension, a lot of Gaza fans will also support former Gaza

members like Tommy Lee Sparta. Last week, Sean Kingston and

Tommy Lee Sparta got into it with Alkaline ‘s Vendetta fans when the

reggae pop singer posted a video of himself playing with the Mobay

deejay’s hair and another clip of him sleeping inside his Porsche.

Alkaline took a subliminal shot at both artists calling them b*tches

and that didn’t go over well for the Gaza/Sparta fans. Over the

weekend someone went a dug up an old photo of Alkaline and

another man, but it wasn’t just another old pic. If you look closely,

you will see the man finger touching Alkaline’s nipple. This could be

just mere coincidence or it could be calculated. Nevertheless, this is

what the beef has come down to, a war of who have the gayest



The photo has been online since around 2015, and Gazation fans are

are going in on social media about it. “Long time we know that

Alkline is a fish but this prove it,” one fan wrote. This is the video

that Sean Kingston posted on IG of himself putting his hands in

Tommy Lee Sparta’s hair. Do you think fans are reaching or is there

something in this photo and video to be concerned about? Sound off

in comments below.

Dancehall Artist Accused Alkaline of Stealing His Song

An up and coming dancehall artist name Boasy

Brown is accusing Alkaline of stealing his song.

Last month, Alkaline released a new single

“Golden Hold” that has been doing very well on

dancehall airwaves since it’s debut. But now a

relatively unknown deejay has stepped forward

accusing the Vendetta head of stealing his flow

and lyrics. We provide a song to compare below

and Boasy Brown has released a video blasting

Alkaline for his lack of originality.

“I have a song name ‘Carry On’ you can check it

out on YouTube,” Boasy said. “I was sleeping

and my phone is just vibrating and when I

checked it out it was people texting me saying

‘Boasy Brown your song Carry On I just heard

Alkaline with it and it sounds just like your own.

When I listened to his song it sounds exactly like

my own and he is using my style just like how I

did it.”

Alkaline new song “Golden Hold” has already

racked up over a million views on YouTube.

Tommy Lee Says Alkaline “Used his Good Good Eye On His Art”

Tommy Lee Sparta is reacting to Alkaline using his eye on the cover

art of the single “Red Eyes.”

Back in March, Alkaline released his first ever Tommy Lee diss track

titled “ Red Eyes.” On the cover art of the single, the Vendetta deejay

cleverly used a photo of the Spartan deejay’s eye. The whole thing

was hilarious and now Tommy Lee’s response is even more hilarious.

“True him take my good good eye and put it in him thing (artwork),

so me just shoot up back him mask,” Tommy Lee said in a recent


The Mobay deejay released a new single last week title “Target ” and

on the cover art he used a Vendetta mask covered in bullets and

blood. Seems like this beef is turning into a war on who can come up

with the best cover art, but so far Tommy Lee has already released

more than half a dozen diss records. Alkaline has only released one

track and has side step the beef for the most part except for a small

jab during his performance at Reggae Sumfest last month.

Damian Marley Names Alkaline As Next Big Jamaican Artist, Talks JAY-Z and New Album “Stony Hill”

Damian Marley names Alkaline among the next big acts coming out

of Jamaica, but just how big is the Vendetta deejay right now and

how big will he get.

The reggae/dancehall legend sat down with Charlamagne Tha God,

DJ Envy, and Angela Yee on Thursday for an interview on The

Breakfast Club where he opened up about new acts in dancehall, his

new album Stony Hill , JAY-Z’s recent visit to Jamaica and

collaboration on the single “ Bam ” featured on the rapper’s landmark

album 4:44 .

“You have youths like Alkaline and then set of youths who are popular

right now,” Damian “Jr Gong” Marley said. “Am kind of more working

with some of the more conscious younger artists. Kabaka Pyramid is

one of them who I am working with personally. Chronixx just released

his new album which was a pretty good effort also but there are a lot

of young talent from Jamaica coming up right now.”

On JAY-Z visiting Jamaica to shoot the video for “Bam,” Damian

Marley said that the single was actually recorded in Los Angeles. “We

did the recording in Los Angeles and then after doing the recording

he said that he wanted to come down and do some visuals,” Jr Gong

said. “It was cool because that was the first time I’ve spent so much

time around him, he is very down to earth brethren and we had some

cool conversations. I also get to show him around Trench Town

which is where my father grew up as a young man. I just get to show

him a lot of family history.”

Alkaline Not Wanted In Kasanova Missing Case [Rumor Control]

Alkaline is not wanted by police in the Kasanova missing case despite
the rumors floating around.
Some folks online started a rumor this week claiming that Alkaline is
being sought by police officers investing the missing case of his
former associate Kasanova. The upcoming dancehall deejay
mysteriously vanished over a week ago and has not been seen or
heard from since. A rep for the Vendetta deejay told Dancehall
HipHop that Alkaline has nothing to do with the missing case and
cops have not contacted him.
“These are just rumors because them love to call Vendetta [Alkaline]
name on everything,” Alka rep said. “He is not wanted by cops nor did
any police officer contacted him regarding that case. I hope the
person who is missing is alive and well because we don’t wish bad on
any man. But Vendetta has nothing to do with this, point blank.”
Kasanova manager DJ Luxx is casting the blame for him going
missing on another former manager name Jay Bad whom he said had
a falling out with the deejay just a few days before he went missing.
Luxx told Nightly Fix that he fears something nefarious happened to
the artist.

Fambo Says He Is Bigger Than Vybz Kartel & Alkaline Internationally

Is Future Fambo a bigger more recognized artists internationally than

Vybz Kartel and Alkaline?

Both Vybz Kartel and Alkaline have been the two biggest artists in

dancehall locally over the last few years although some fans of the

genre may argue about which of the two is bigger right now. Without

doubts, they are both hugely popular in Jamaica, but just how well do

they stack up against other artist on the international scene. Speaking

with Nightly Fix, Fambo noted that his last album Evolve – The Uprise

outsells Vybz Kartel and Alkaline albums which were all released in


“You know that my album out did Vybz Kartel and Alkaline albums on

that chart… nobody no business,” Future Fambo said. The album

Evolve – The Uprise debut at number two on the Billboard Reggae

Chart in August last year. “Am not a popular artist in Jamaica,”

Fambo added. The veteran dancehall deejay admitted that he is not a

big artist in Jamaica and often gets out shadowed by bigger artists

locally like Beenie Man on the track “Rum and Red Bull.”

Tags: Alkaline Future Fambo Vybz Kartel


Tommy Lee Sparta Supports Alkaline Says Cops Targeting Artist Unfairly

Tommy Lee Sparta defending Alkaline amidst more pressure from


Yes you did read that headline right. Although these two artists are

arch enemies musically they can still find common ground within the

dancehall space. In fact, just yesterday Tommy Lee Sparta released

two new diss tracks aimed at Alkaline and just last weekend Alka

dissed the “Uncle Demon” deejay during his performance at Reggae

Sumfest. Both deejays have been recently targeted by police officers

and Lee is now defending the Vendetta deejay who almost had a

another running with lawmen at Sumfest for use of profanity.

“Look pon Alkaline, dem man deh a go school from them little, and

now, all of a sudden, a bare badness Alkaline name a call up inna.

Just imagine that,” Tommy Lee Sparta said. “All of a sudden? And

when the man did a suffer him never bad? But now when him

successful, a now him a go bad and life nice now? The system just

love the foolishness.”

Tommy Lee Sparta also added that cops should not be too quick to

judge artists by their music because even he himself is doing a lot of

good in his community.

Vybz Kartel Fans Want Deejay On Next Sumfest Lineup With Alkaline & Mavado

Following a successful staging of the 2017 Reggae Sumfest, Vybz

Kartel fans are pleading for the deejay to be released so he can be on

next year’s lineup.

Some fans on Twitter think that Vybz Kartel could have done a better

job than Alkaline and Mavado who both received high marks for their

sets on Dancehall Night on Friday. Both Alka and Vado delivered well-

received sets at Sumfest this year with some fans calling Mavado

performance the best on that night.

“Worl’Boss would have done a better job and Sumfest would have

made a whole lot more money if he was on the lineup,” one fan said

on Twitter, while another added, “Hope them free Kartel in time for

next year lineup. Am in Canada and I would book my ticket same

time to see the Gaza boss perform.”

The last time Vybz Kartel graced the Reggae Sumfest stage was in

2011, a few months before his arrest in Kingston. Although he has

been incarcerated since then, he has remained a relevant dancehall

artist thanks to a regular supply of new music coming from his camp.

Alkaline Former Friend Kasanova Missing After Cryptic Message On Instagram

Alkaline former friend and upcoming dancehall

deejay Kasanova has been reported missing for

roughly a week now.

The last time anyone heard from the “Now You

Know” deejay was last week and around that

same time he posted a cryptic message on his

Instagram page. The message raised a few

eyebrows leaving some of his fans to think that

he is suicidal. “Kasanova – It will all end soon.

Rather die a free man than live in bondage,” he

wrote on a photo that reads, “There comes a

time when you have to lose your life to live your

life and lose all in order to win the one thing that

matters most FREEDOM.”

Some folks are saying that it’s a publicity stunt

on the part of Kasanova, real name Ariel

McIntosh. Nevertheless, we all hope that he is

safe wherever he is and will get help if he is

battling depression.


Kasanova’s family and friends have posted

messages on social media pleading with anyone

with information on his whereabouts to come

forward. Watch below a recent interview

Kasanova did on OnStage with Winford Williams.

His interview starts around the 7-minute mark.

Alkaline VS Tommy Lee Sparta – Reggae Sumfest 2017

Alkaline and Tommy Lee Sparta returns to

Reggae Sumfest with a big bang. The two

dancehall rivals put on a show for their fans in

Montego Bay on Friday night.

The new owners of Reggae Sumfest, Downsound

Entertainment, pulled off another hugely

successful staging of one of the most popular

reggae music festivals in the world after taking it

over last year. Both Dancehall Night and

International Reggae Night saw a massive

turnout of fans and local artists were in fine


Alkaline made a grand entrance on stage

approximately 6 AM Saturday and perhaps the

high point of his performance was when he

dissed Tommy Lee Sparta in his backyard at the

Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. “Hey

bwoy Nyammy Lee,” Alkaline said on stage as

the crowd went wild. The Vendetta boss kicked

off his performance with “ Formula” a song that

French Montana remake for his new album

Jungle Rules

. Alkaline even performed his Tommy Lee diss

record “Red Eyes.”

A few weeks before Sumfest, Tommy Lee Sparta

made a statement warning Alkaline not to try

anything in his home town Montego Bay. He

even made reference to the “Champion Boy”

deejay using his eyes on the cover art of his diss

single “ Red Eyes .” But Alka ignored the threats

and did exactly what Tommy Lee Sparta told him

not to.

reggae sumfest live stream 2017

You can live stream the 2017 Reggae Sumfest

music festival in Montego Bay Jamaica video the

players below.

Dancehall Night is on Friday, July 21 and Reggae

Night is on Saturday, July 22. This year’s lineup

sees some strong outings from the likes of

Alkaline and Mavado who headline Dancehall

Night. Other artists on the lineup includes

Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Masicka, Dexta Daps,

Tommy Lee Sparta, Spice, Shenseea, Tifa, Devin

Di Dakta, Iyara, Singer J, Ding Dong, and

Canadian singer Tory Lanez.

Saturday will see some big names in action like

Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Jah Cure, Beenie Man,

Sizzla Kalonji, Mad Cobra, Christopher Martin,

Queen Ifrica, Kabaka Pyramid and more. You can

stream the show on any device including

smartphones, laptops, tablets and smart TV.

Listen Alkaline New Single “Golden Hold” – It’s Fire

Alkaline drop a new single “Golden Hold” ahead

of his highly anticipated performance tomorrow

night at Sumfest.

Sources inside the Vendetta told DJ LYTMAS  that he

will be performing the new Lee Milla-produced

single at Reggae Sumfest. “No pretty boy thing

mi wild and mean / Mi a kick weh yo foot them

and f**k yo hard mek yo scream / Turn on the

show left the water fi steam / When mi done

with your pu*** yo walk and go in / She did have

a man but she no bother waan see him,” Alkaline


Since the start of the year, Alkaline has been

dropping a consistent supply of new music,

around one or two songs per month. Listen to

the new track “Golden Hold” below.

Are Mavado, Alkaline & Jahmiel Working On New Music

Mavado , Alkaline, and Jahmiel have formed an

alliance in dancehall called MVP and now they

are working on new music together.

The MVP clique, which stands for Mavado

Vedetta Patriotz, recently hit the studio together

fueling rumors that they are working on a new

project. Sources are telling Dancehall HipHop

that they recorded a song together that will

arrive sometime this summer. “I know a lot of

people have a lot of questions but all I can say

is a new song is coming from MVP,” sources told


Our sources didn’t give us a release date or the

producer behind the upcoming single, but

Mavado, Alkaline, and Jahmiel have a large

segment of the dancehall fan base. Some may

even argue that Alkaline is currently the leading

artist in dancehall after surpassing Vybz Kartel in

popularity, but that is still up for debate. The

three dancehall deejays have been beefing with

Popcaan and Vybz Kartel and a few of their

affiliate artists since last year. All three of them

will also be performing at this week’s Reggae


Alkaline & Vybz Kartel Lost Traction From Video Controversies

Controversy sells but not all the time just ask

Alkaline and Vybz Kartel.

Both deejays are embroiled in a music video

controversy with Jamaican law enforcement

officials at the highest levels. But that

controversy didn’t equate into views for their

music videos. Cops became interested in the two

deejays when they released music videos toting

guns with police cars and armored truck. Alkaline

was even interviewed by cops and released.

Kartel collaborator Masicka also spoke with


Somehow the controversy surrounding the videos

“ After All ” and “ InfraRed ” didn’t put more money

in their pockets. At the time of the controversy,

“After All” music video had around 1.5 million

views on YouTube and three weeks later it

gained roughly another 300,000 views. In

comparison, the “Loodi” music video received

around 1.5 million views during the few weeks of

its controversy. Masicka and Vybz Kartel’s music

video “InfraRed” even performed worst post the

controversy. Before cops launched their

investigation, the video received around 400,000

views on YouTube and three weeks later it only

gained an additional 150,000 views. Perhaps this

is a sign that dancehall fans are less interested

in crime-filled drama themed music videos.

YouTube pays artists US$1,000 for every million

views their videos get on the video sharing

platform. This means that both Alkaline and Vybz

Kartel didn’t profit much from the controversy.