Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up

Published on Apr 12 2017, at 8:03 pm


Caribbean-roots- actress Nia Long and singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams attend BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 13, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending April 13, 2017:

Caribbean-Roots Actress To Star Opposite Terrence Howard

Caribbean-Roots Actress Nia Long will star opposite Empire star Terrence Howard on the big screen! Long and Howard will appear in a new film produced by Will Smith, titled ‘Life In A Year.’ They will play parents to Smith’s 18-year-old son, Jaden in the romantic drama. Long, 46, traces her roots to Trinidad, Grenada and Barbados.

Reggae’s Chronixx Does Single With Joey Bada$$

Reggae star Chronixx, currently on the North American leg of his Chronology tour, has linked up with Joey Bada$$ on the new single “Babylon” which can be found on the rapper’s new album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$.

The conscious single features Chronixx lending his vocals to another powerful track that tackles social unrest and racial tension in the US. “Run to the rock of my salvation (yeah, yeah, yeah) / Run to the stone that the builder rejected (yeah, yeah, yeah) / I run to aboriginal, Christ, Haile Selassie / Hear them call some other name,” Chronixx sings. The singer’s tour ends at the end of this month and then he will move on to tour Europe. Joey Bada$$ is one of the most promising new rappers on the scene right now and the reggae singer has in the past spoke about his admiration for the Jamaican singer.

Get Ready For The Bob Marley Turntable

Get ready for more Bob Marley memorabilia. The latest from House of Marley is a turntable, appropriately named Stir It Up. The plinth, which makes up the base of the turntable, is a hunk of sustainably harvested (and pretty) bamboo wrapped in fabric made from hemp and recycled plastic bottles. The vibration-dampening feet and the neat, sparkly slip-mat are made from recycled silicone but the metal parts are aluminum alloy. It also includes a built-in preamp that lets you plug it into any speaker, a USB-out makes it easy to digitize your vinyl, and a headphone jack lets you listen without waking the whole yard. The tone-arm comes loaded with a decent Audio-Technica cartridge and is engraved with the line, “One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain.” You can get the Bob Marley turntable on April 22, which is both Earth Day and Record Store Day, for $229.

Jamaican American Singer Sued

Jamaican American Singer Sean Kingston has seen slapped with another lawsuit over failure to pay the full bill for a rolex worth $46,000.  The “Beautiful Girls” singer reportedly purchased the Rolex back in June 2013, but according to the jeweler, he has only paid about half the bill since then, and now the jeweler has filed a lawsuit.

This isn’t the first time Kingston has owed money for jewelry, as he was reportedly ordered by a judge to fork over $44,000 to Haimov Jewelers, whom he purchased a Rolex and diamond bracelet over a year ago.

Reggae Star Jack Radics Has Done It Again

International reggae star Jack Radics has brought the Neil Diamond song “I’m A Believe,r” into modern times with a with a hype pop reggae feel. The song fits the Radics invented genre of Rhythm and Pop. It is another example of blending well orchestrated sounds with the right vocals. You can find out more about this and other Radics music and news at www.jackradicsonline.com


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