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Caribbean Entertainment Report – Dancehall Producer Shot Dead



Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones was shot and killed on Tuesday morning on Caymanas Estate Road in St Catherine, Jamaica.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 15, 2017: A top Jamaican dancehall producer and independent label owner has been shot dead in Jamaica.

Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones was shot and killed on Tuesday morning on Caymanas Estate Road in St Catherine, Jamaica. Jones’ bullet-riddled body in a pool of blood by Jamaican police officers and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones was the CEO of Mineral Boss Records, a label he founded just over a decade ago. Last year he produced one of the biggest dancehall hits of the year, Mavado’s hit single “Progress” that was eventually featured on DJ Khaled’s platinum-selling album Major Key.

Shaggy And Friends Making A Difference

Reggae star Shaggy and his friends continues to make a difference for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica.

The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, (SMADF), will host another fundraiser for the institution on Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the lawns of Jamaica House, St. Andrew.

Among the acts scheduled to perform are Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons, Christopher Martin, Aidonia, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, ChakaDemus and Pliers, Capleton, Professor Nuts and Wayne Wonder.

Proceeds from this show will go towards increasing the beds in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, the sole pediatric facility in the island and the only full-service children’s hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Shaggy and Friends Benefit Concert had its inaugural staging on January 3, 2009 after which the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation was born. The organization has since donated more than US$1.5million in equipment and services thanks to the proceeds from the Shaggy & Friends concerts.

Soca Star Allison Hinds Sports Drops New Single

The Caribbean Queen of Soca, Allison Hinds, is getting ready for the next carnival season with a new single, a new team and a new look.

Hinds, according to Loop T&T, is working with new management team, Perception Management and has already released a new single of the season – “Pull Up.”  The song was written and produced by Badjohn Republic.  Her signature locks are also now hidden under custom-made wigs by Trinidadian stylist Leiselle Barnett of New York.

This Trini Is The Highest-Paid Female Rapper In The World

Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj is now the highest-paid female rapper in the world. The 35-year-old is worth a whopping $75 million, making her also one of the top-grossing artists, despite not releasing an album since 2014. She brought in $20.5 million in 2016, according to Forbes and was the only female artist to earn a spot on its Cash Kings 2016: Hip-Hop’s Highest-Earning Acts list.

Kartel Criticized For New Song

Jailed dancehall deejay, Vybz Kartel, is being slammed by some fans on Instagram for his new song, which some say promotes domestic violence.

Kartel recently previewed “One Box” on the social media site, featuring a woman with a black eye and a finger over her lips. On the song he deejays over a dancehall beat: “One box in a yo face, just true yo reach home late, Jesus Christ good thing yo never dweet whole day, dead yo would a dead same place, the boy waan kill yo for your pum pum.”

Many slammed the deejay with one fan writing: ““Don’t like the theme of this song… nothing to dance to here. Domestic violence is no joke. Some men will listen to that theme and use it as an instruction manual.”