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LISTEN UPPPPPPPPPPP, TO THE PRODUCERS, ARTISTS AND MANAGERS

CALLING THE INDUSTRY

I am a nobody so because I am a nobody I can inquire about the ‘’somebodies’’ in Jamaica and after inquiring I have realized that they are nobodies just like me  :(

First I want to address the managers and producers who for years have been feeding the public with poorly orchestrated , lame gimmicks. One publicist cannot service the whole music fraternity because in doing so you are putting your careers in the hand of one person to do as they please.  We are different  and we all will not get along. There is no need to invent superficial rivalries and the real ones are swept under the rug. Those don’t sell music. Jamaica is a small place, everyone knows someone that knows someone, when you send those superficial promotional releases they are boring because the person you are writing about, the people reading know it is nothing more than a bag of lies. Silly enough though, the truth about people will always be more interesting because in relating the truth, someone will always be able to relate and fans will be gained in the process.

Some promoters try to promote music encouraging the artist to ‘’diss’’  the hottest/most successful artist of the day. It wont work if the artist doesn’t know the person singing the dis song and doesn’t have a true disagreement with them. The record will not sell, you are wasting your time.

Last week , apparently two artist ,planned a ‘’sex tape’’ release , without a sex tape . Plans were put into motion via blackberry and twitter, to fool gossip lovers like myself and innocent fans in order to sell a few songs to the crowd. Later on in the week, a ‘’pretend kartel’ pregnancy was used to launch a career. How much lower are you trying to take us? Or are you insulting our intelligence and boldly doing so? One thing for sure, if American musicians come up with a sales gimmick, you best believe its real.  Leading people on is an insult and if it is used to sell music, people will get tired of both.

Allow the music to be the music.

 

OBEAH AND THE BUSINESS

We were all spermlings before we became fetuses,then babies, then toddlers then ,adolescents then adults, then mature adults then we die. When many musicians started, they had to beg, pretend to like ,sponge and endure many sleepless nights until they got a breakthrough.  So why is it as soon as someone gets to the top, they start fighting the small ones at the bottom? You had your time to shine, allow someone else to come in and shine as well.

Many of you claim you go to church yet you are ‘’protected’’ by the obeah man. People say they walk by you and  their whole body goes numb, I guess that one was stronger than the March Drug store brand. I won’t call you by name but is that supposed to make your music sell?

 

The uptown singer, that sings well, you have an ex that everyone says you have not gotten over. They say the Obeah man says you are his biggest customer? Why hasn’t your career crossed over?

Young woman with the nice husband and two children, you said the obeah man told you the other person’s obeah is too strong so because you could not get her down. You have been carrying news from pillow to post spreading lies and even a photograph you sent out online.  You don’t even have a career, shame on you.

The man in the business that no one cannot obeah but still that doesn’t stop you from going to the obeah man carrying back the fake stories about people wanting you to hang.  The spirit is a strong thing why cant your obeah man cure yours?

The dread that wears his locks around his ankle for protection, why didn’t you lend it to your siblings to be protected?

The universal all rounder obeah man clown, that confessed that it wasn’t you but called out another entertainer that did the obeah deed. How did you know that he did something if you didn’t try?

I could go on and on but by reading you know yourselves and know they what I have typed are not lies.

You all have dirty , badminded red eyed nasty ways and that is why the business is stagnant, you each sit and watch each other, plotting your brother’s demise, blocking whoever you feel should not shine in the music, forgetting God gave you a chance, and don’t think it was man. It was God who gave you your time to shine. Have you ever wondered why other musicians world wide makes more money than Jamaicans?  They all concentrate on their music, while you concentrate on the music of others. Plotting, cutting, obeah-ing, cursing each other with none to console. But I will leave you this ..Because me the nobody loves the music so much.

But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18: If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19: And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20: But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21: When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23: He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

JAMAICA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY..WHERE DO YOU STAND?

UNNO MUS MADDAH DAN SHER LEE FI MASH UP HAR CYAR..COME ON NOW

Them seh one trouble a nuh trouble. After mi sick with asthma and can’t breathe and had to take off from work the morning I am suppose to return to work uno come mash up mi car then mi had to call out and now mi boss say mi miss too much time off work him want replace mi and if mi loose mi job mi can’t fix back mi car. And when mi report uno to the police uno upset if uno get lock up. Mi nuh like problem yuh nuh kmt

MAN IS A BIG ISSUE CAUSE SUMBADDIE GET BEAT UP

Hello Met,
Last night  Muchie and Stacy  a fight over the HAITIAN  man after Peter Blacks  dance, Munchie wig drag off and all..
And  now the  war  is on  F/B. here  is a snippet.
TODAY IS SUNDAY BUT I HAVE TO GO THERE FB BAD GAL CONT. TALK SHIT ON UR PAGE..DO WEH YUH FI DO…CLEAN SCATTER TEETH WEH MI CAN FIX IF I WANT AIN’T GOT A PROBLEM WITH IT…BUT UR CRASH FACE NOT EVEN REBIRTH CAN’T FIX IT…UR REDUNDANT HOLE CAN’T MEND…THAT’S WHY YUH WAAN WAR…YUH RED EYE FI MI ARMANI DRESS THAT’S Y YUH RIP IT BUT THERE’S MANY MORE TO CUM..CONT. WATCH THE FACT THAT ME AND DI MAN DEH MALL EVERYDAY…GO GET UR CHEAP HAIR OFF THE STREET @ GARRETT RD…””ENJOYING MY SUNDAY WITH THE MAN WEH YUH A DEAD FA”” P.S ISN’T UR FACE HURTING…SHIT I FORGET DUMPA TRUCK…

ASSETS OVER CLOTHES AND SHOES….AT THE SAME TIME IT’S ALWAYS BITCHES WHO AIN’T GOT SHIT OR OWN SHIT…SAY OTHER PEOPLE BADMINE DEM..BITCH ALWAYS BEGGING LIQUOR OR A $20 FI FOOD…NO HUNGRY GAL CAAN BEAT MI DEM NEED FOOD INNA DEM BODY…
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A WAH DO DEM WID DEM EXPIRED UNDERNEATH…

MAN IS NOT AN ISSUE CAUSE IT TUN UP…WAR OUT FI POP OVA IT. …TIPSY.COM…RAAYYYYY…
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DEM SERIOUS INA ZIMBABWE

Street hawker Yvonne Chikotsa last visited a bank in 2008, near the zenith of Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation. She would wake each morning at dawn to beat long lines and withdraw more than one trillion Zimbabwean dollars, which was what a loaf of bread cost at the time.

“I still have mortal fear of banks,” said Ms. Chikotsa, who sells used clothing at a market in Harare’s impoverished Mbare district. She blames the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for allowing the runaway inflation that destroyed the value of her modest income. Now, she says: “My pillow is my bank.”

Zimbabwe’s economy is growing, in part because the government in 2009 discarded the country’s currency in favor of the U.S. dollar. The move tamed inflation and slowed a rush to the exits for investors. Yet deep-seated distrust of the government’s handling of money matters lingers among ordinary Zimbabweans, depriving banks of the deposits they need to drive a faster economic expansion that might ease some of the country’s tensions.

The uncertainty has turned Zimbabwe into a nation of hoarders. The grubby graying American dollars on Zimbabwe’s streets—including bountiful supplies of $2 bills, last printed by the U.S. Treasury in 2006—attest to a robust cash economy that largely bypasses the country’s banks. Deposits in Zimbabwe’s banks have recovered from $1.25 billion at the beginning of 2010 to some $3.3 billion since “dollarization,” but people hold more than that amount—or about $3.5 billion—outside of banks, according to the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s cash-starved banks, and a central bank that has lost control of its currency, mirror challenges in other countries, including Greece, Malawi and Swaziland. But troubles at Zimbabwe’s central bank have reached a different level of dysfunction.

Over the past decade, the reserve bank lent $1.5 billion to President Robert Mugabe’s government for pet projects. The bank now owes $1.1 billion to a cast of regional development and central banks that it says it can’t repay because the government hasn’t reimbursed it.

Gideon Gono, who has led the reserve bank since 2003, is also battling allegations he has embezzled millions in central bank funds for personal use. Mr. Gono hasn’t publicly addressed the allegations, and in an email response to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Gono declined to comment in detail. He said he would “respond to pressures” about the allegations “at the appropriate time.”

In the meantime, the bank can’t even serve as Zimbabwe’s lender of last resort. The government is in talks with the African Export-Import Bank to create a $100 million program to restart the lender-of-last-resort facility.

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Alex Vaviro runs his dirty U.S. dollars through a washing machine in Harare, Zimbabwe, in July 2010, in an effort to keep them fresh.

Short of that, if the central bank can’t step in to guarantee bank lending, liquidity will dry up, which is what has happened.

The string of troubles has left Zimbabwe’s financial system gasping, depriving businesses of capital at a time of sky-high unemployment. Zimbabwe officials estimate 90% of the country’s working-age population is unemployed.

After Zimbabwe abandoned its currency in favor of the greenback, the economy grew at an annual rate of 6% in 2009 and 9% in 2010. But growth dropped back to a rate of 6% last year and will fall to 3.1% this year, the International Monetary Fund predicts.

The crippled banking sector is contributing to the eroding growth rate, said Yvonne Mhango, Renaissance Capital’s economist for sub-Saharan Africa.

“Basically there is no monetary policy. I think they’re out of ideas,” Ms. Mhango said.

The banking troubles have dimmed an already bleak investment picture.

The country has untapped deposits of platinum and rich agricultural land. But few are willing to risk losing their investment to the “indigenization” agenda of President Mugabe, which aims to transfer farms and control of businesses and mines to blacks.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s ideas for shoring up the financial sector have had a similar effect, economists say. In February, the central bank demanded that foreign banks, including Barclays BARC.LN +1.37% PLC and Standard Chartered STAN.LN 0.00% PLC, keep at least 70% of local deposits and assets in the country. Mr. Gono has promised meetings with banks and unspecified punishment for those that don’t comply.

A spokeswoman for Standard Chartered in Harare, Lillian Muchafara Hapanyengwi, said the bank always tries to comply with local laws. “All regulatory issues are given the highest attention,” Ms. Hapanyengwi wrote in an email. Barclays didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The demands have made banks hesitant to lend in Zimbabwe, hurting small domestic ventures that need capital to expand.

Tofara Kwenda, who earns $1,000 a month as a field officer for a democracy-advocacy group, applied last year for a $2,000 loan from Standard Chartered to open a candle-making business.

He says the bank never ruled on his application, even after a bank official called to scold him for complaining on his Facebook page about the slow process. Eventually, he got a loan from one of the many for-profit microfinance firms that have proliferated in Zimbabwe as traditional banks have pulled back.

“The banks are not grateful,” Mr. Kwenda said. “I am just using my bank account as a conduit to get my salary, which I immediately withdraw and keep at home.”

The distrust of banks is a problem for small domestic lenders that haven’t been able to rebuild deposit bases enough to expand their businesses, economists say. Many of Zimbabwe’s local banks have merged or sold majority stakes after struggling to meet capital requirements. The government is pushing for more consolidation.

Meanwhile, Zimbabweans are trying to get by without traditional loans and bank accounts.

Ms. Chikotsa, the 33-year-old clothing merchant in Harare, said she had never heard of Mr. Gono or Zimbabwe’s reserve bank until her small deposits started losing their value so rapidly.

“We were only taught to count to a thousand when we were in primary school, but that man, Gono, got us to know figures that we never thought existed,” Ms. Chikotsa said.

The government says it wants to compensate depositors for the money they lost. But three years have passed, and Ms. Chikotsa is still waiting.

Write to Patrick McGroarty at [email protected]

SISTER VS SISTER OVA IAN

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
Sista claim she not worried about me but she reading my facebook statuses and comments everyday and telling lies about I am talking about her kids them. Stop lie to make people sorry for u. U are pathetic girl

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
If u need my address just let me know cause I am not hiding.

Mar 22 at 4:22am · Like

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Keisha SweetJuice Trini
Lol Jerome they know who they are.

Mar 22 at 4:27am · Like

KeishaPosh Brown
Keisha ignore these ppl, u r Better than this stop making these ppl draw u out its not worth it at all

Mar 22 at 4:37am · Like

Balla Beris
Where 2

Mar 22 at 4:41am · Like

Tiffany Reed
U muss comment ms posh go to sleep lol

Mar 22 at 4:41am · Like

KeishaPosh Brown
@tiffany lol leave me alone I sm still waiting for u

Mar 22 at 4:43am · Like

Tiffany Reed
Lol Amma hit u up now ms posh

Mar 22 at 4:44am · Like

KeishaPosh Brown
Call me on my house phone check ur inbox

Mar 22 at 4:51am · Like

Denise DenDen Singh
Keisha….why are you even wasting your time? Let God in and let go off the garbage. Yah big woman. Leave the kiddie bs for the kids.

Mar 22 at 4:52am · Like · 2

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
True den but sometimes the heathens get u there although u avoid them. Trust me but I be catching myself. Lol

Mar 22 at 6:13am · Like · 1

Keisha Gibbs
Keisha you and those people again..ignore them, trust me, answering them make them visible and makes them seem viable in your life, when they’re not!! it hurts them more when you make them invisible…

Mar 22 at 6:45am · Like · 1

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
Marva Ingram say that I do not have the right to say what I want and chat who I want on my facebook because although Sista is not my friend on fb and she has block me she still go on my page everyday through someone else page to see my statuses and comments. What u all think about that?

Mar 22 at 2:41am · Like

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Dianna Mcpherson
Lol u got sumthing she want Lmaoooo she’s a stalker

Mar 22 at 2:46am · Like

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
Past stalker cause when u block somebody that mean u do not eant to see or hear what is on their page right dianna?

Mar 22 at 2:48am · Like · 1

Dianna Mcpherson
U so right about that hun …

Mar 22 at 2:51am · Like

Marva Ingram
I never say u did not have the right to talk but say it to the person faceccccc. And stop ride them back .and im not Facebook wach Dog mi care 0 -because 0-0=O i see no evil hear no evil .Remember that keisha .war is ugly and love is lovely

Mar 22 at 3:46am · Like

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
I hope everybody know war ugly and take no prisoners. I talk where I want to talk. After is not my friend for me to walk up to her and say u nuh look good, u a wear the same nasty wig for months, u need lipo or fi go buy some clothes. No I laugh at her and put up my status. I tell my friends my opinion not a duppy who a collect disability. She retarded. Happy people do not leave their man in their bed and inna party a worry bout them so call ex man everynight. But tell her she can have him I released him long time she just had to easy. Mi nuh worry bout gal pussy cause mi nuh do girls. Lol she wish don’t she. Marva u know ur friend life miserable but my life happy and is not man make it happy. Waste gal Sista who just move out her father apartment at 33. Why she run in her house she only know bout vibes a party? Lmao.

Mar 22 at 4:10am · Like

Marva Ingram
Keisha please don’t call mi name

Mar 22 at 4:16am · Like

Marva Ingram
Ian is not my Ex. And i don’t want to hear it .im not out on the street a belitte mi self mi nor war with nobody fi man. Reaches me reaches u .i care 0000000000000000000000

Mar 22 at 4:22am · Like

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
I am not waring for no man no day. No gal nah violate me a dat is my problem. Men come and go but some people just cannot get that point.

Mar 22 at 4:25am · Like

Bernadette Brenda Jones
One word stalker lmaoooo real talk bottom line ………

Mar 22 at 12:10pm · Like

Keisha SweetJuice Trini
BRENDA LINK ME.

Mar 22 at 12:30pm · Like

Dionne Williams
I HATE TO SEE GROWN WOMAN WHO CLAIM TO BE INTELLIGENT ACT STUPID!! WHEN ARE YOU LADIES GONNA STOP. IS IT GONNA TAKE DEATH OR PRISON?? AND FOR WHAT A MAN!! YA;LL NEED TO REMEMBER YOU HAVE CHILDREN DEPENDING ON YOU, PLZ DONT MAKE IT REACH THE IF I CUDDA, WUDDA, SHUDDA STAGE AND THEN BE SORRY Keisha SweetJuice Trini, Dunkirk Sista.. I HOPE I APPEAL TO AT LEAST ONE OF YOU THIS MORNING IN JESUS NAME YA;LL NEED TO STOP B4 ITS TOO LATE.

Mar 22 at 6:10am

TRAYVON MARTIN

PHILLY DANCE & MATIE BRIEF

Last night the man of the hour Mr. Burgs was in attendance at Peter Party and so was all his women..A di fuss mi eva si him stand up ina 1 corna and naw play Mr GQ taking picture wid everbaddie. Tracy him woman a yaad si dung a di bar a watch him while Glama stand ina fi har zone. Dwl. Tracey mussi hear bout the posing up Thursday night wid him and Glama thats why she come out. Burgs look like him have DieAreeYaH di whole night. From wah day him no stop flop veachy, cause she a last in line afta glama and tracy. Glama Back in biznezz cause she well a advertise him party pan her Fb page. a wonda how him party ago tunn out wid so much owners coming out April . Lmao. Glama is you sponsoring the party muma?? inquiring minds want to know, because from wah day burgs juss a rope you back in so. $$ talk yess.

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