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VYBZ KARTEL SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR MURDER

Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. A jury found 38-year-old Palmer guilty of the death of associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Williams was killed after being asked to Kartel’s home to discuss two missing illegal hand guns. His body has never been found. Palmer won’t be eligible for parole for 35 years. … When ‘bad man’ antics go wrong.

TIM WESTWOOD LIVE IN NIGERIA……..

  Hahahahahahahahaha Not content with just spreading his unique brand of nonsense all over the United Kingdom, Capital Xtra’s resident Hip Hop DJ Tim ‘Big Dawg’ Westwood is now being encouraged/paid to spread the same nonsense across the motherland. First stop Nigeria.

REGGAE DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been found guilty of murder. Via The Jamaica Gleaner Palmer and three of his four co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams marking the end to a keenly watched trial that has lasted for 65 days.  The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m.  Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict.  They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict []

SUSPECT MUSIC INDUSTRY ANTICS: LILY ALLEN WINS BEST SOLO ARTIST AT NME AWARDS 2014

Pop singer Lily Allen announced she was “retiring” from the music industry three years ago but decided to return to the scene late last year with the single Hard Out Here, along with a controversial video featuring those misguided former Britain’s Got Talent contestants the CEO Dancers. Hard  Out Here failed to set the chart alight and Lily has not released her new album titled Sheezus (*rolls eyes*) yet. So imagine my surprise when I spotted her smug mug on the front cover []

TWEET OF THE DAY: ANITA BAKER

R&B has been replaced by Ego, Narcissism, the Cult of Personality… all of which has very little to do with actually "Creating Music" — Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) February 22, 2014 Well said Anita!

WIG DESIGNER SUING NICKI MINAJ FOR $30 MILLION

Via Access Atlanta An Atlanta wig designer is suing hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj for $30 million, claiming intellectual property infringement. In the civil complaint filed Friday morning in federal court, Terrence Davidson claims he and Minaj, his former client, struck a deal to form a wig-making business. But Davidson claims Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj, started the business without his consent or knowledge, turning it into a multi-million dollar business selling his designs. “I actually hand-made these wigs,” Davidson []