Yaksta Taps Usain Bolt For Tropical Single ‘Whine’ Off New Album ’22’

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Yaksta taps Usain Bolt for his new tropical feel single “Whine.”

The track is featured on the reggae/dancehall artist’s new album, 22. The party anthem features the retired athlete showcasing his vocals over a bouncy beat produced by his label A-Team Lifestyle. “Whine” sets the mood ahead of the summer party season in Jamaica, with the two artists plotting a music video to further push the single.

“We no need no Hennessy to rave/ All I need is a cup of lemonade/ A pack of rowdy wrap around my brains/ Defy gravity and levitate for days/ I can make you call me babes/ Slow strokes while I whisper in your ears,” the deejay rhymes.

22 is the debut album for Yaksta, who has been steadily making a name for himself in Jamaican music over the past few years with a catalog of conscious music. The album packs 20 singles with guest appearances from Chronic Law, Rygin King, Marlon Easy, Demarco, Monifa, and Usain Bolt. The deejay held a star-studded album release party in Kingston last week with performances from some of his musical friends, including Kranium, 10Tik, Beenie Man, Shane O, Turbulence, Munga Honorable, and Grammy winner Kabaka Pyramid.

In speaking about the project, Yaksta says he simply do music for his fans, and so far, he hasn’t missed a step.

“I do music for the people,” he told the Star. “My music aims to entertain and to educate, so I wanted to host a launch that would place me closer to my fans. My only expectations are to interact with the fans themselves, and show them the work that has gone into my album. It comes at a significant time of the year, in Reggae Month, and the plan is to let persons see how there is consciousness in dancehall.”

Yaksta is best known for songs like “Ambition,” “See and Know,” “Hype & Bruk,” and “Alchemist.”


Kanye West and Adidas Rumored To Reunite In New Deal

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Adidas has reportedly patched things up with Kanye West just a few months after the company ended its relationship with the controversial rapper. On


XXXTentacion Trial: Judge Rule In Favor Of Drake To Avoid Deposition

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The presiding judge in the murder trial of Florida rapper XXXTentacion, Judge Michael Usan, has denied a motion by a defense attorney to have rapper Drake sit for a deposition.

On Friday, the jury was excused early to allow the judge to hear arguments from Drake’s lawyer, Brad Cohen, and Mauricio Padilla, who is representing defendant Deidrick Williams, the alleged mastermind behind XXXTentacion’s murder.

Williams’ lawyer had applied to the court to force Drake to respond to a Show Cause motion as to why he should not be forced to sit for a deposition in the trial. The lawyer had argued that following X’s death, his fans had made reports that Drake might be responsible since XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, made statements to that effect just before he was killed.

However, on Friday, Cohen pointed out that while XXX did indeed claim that Drake wanted to harm him, he later used the same mediums on social media to state that his account was hacked and that his statements should be disregarded.

Judge Usan rejected the submission from Williams, which would essentially implicate the rapper as a suspect in the trial. The judge noted that the application to force Drake to sit for the deposition amounted to a “fishing expedition,” and he also referred to it as a “Chewbacca” defense that is harassing in nature.

“The same degree of reliability or authenticity, there’s also a tweet or Instagram saying I didn’t post that, that’s a hack. Those are the only things we have up there and if that’s the only thing you have, then this is a fishing expedition that the court is not going to sustain any further,” the judge firmly said.

He added, “We’re getting outside of the realm of what is a colourable legitimate defense and just turning into harassment. It’s like a Chewbacca defense.”

Drake had to hire counsel to represent him in court after Padilla was successful in getting a motion granted to allow him to serve Drake to sit for a deposition to support Williams’s case that he was not one of the four men on trial for the murder of XXXTentacion.

At a hearing on February 13, the rapper’s attorney said that the deposition request was “harassing,” especially since there was no other supporting evidence that showed sufficient reason.

The attorney also said that Drake had an alibi to corroborate that he was not in Florida when the murder took place and that he had “nothing to do with this case, Mr. Graham is not listed in any report, I don’t believe it has been discussed whatsoever in this case to my knowledge other than rumour and innuendo.”

“There needs to be some good faith showing at least – his phone was in the area, he was in the state of Florida at the time, there’s some sort of communication, something. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever,” Cohen said.

In the meantime, the prosecution claims that defendant Williams is the mastermind behind XXXTentacion’s murder as he was the one who allegedly came up with the plot to block the driver’s car so they could ambush and rob him. He was caught on camera at Riva Motorsports, showing him spotting the rapper and his car in the parking lot and later in the store, and he is accused of driving the getaway car that was used to rob and kill the rapper.


Mavado Returns With “Pain” Featuring Dexta Daps and Jay-A

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Mavado is back on the music scene with a new song featuring Dexta Daps and Jay-A.

The Gully Gad has been going through a lot in his personal life, which may have affected his career, so it’s good to see him back in his element doing what he loves, music. For his new song, Mavado enlists Dexta Daps and Jay-A for a gritty street anthem produced by Sponge Music and Mansions Records. As usual, the singjay didn’t disappoint with this new banger released with an accompanying music video.

“We a come from real bad life/ Some Jeepers Creepers life/ Where the dogs them no sleep at night/ If yo f–k around then a real drive by/ Me play me part yes./ Now a Dudus badness man a talk,” Vado sings. Daps handled the cook singing, “The world full a haters the streets no have no love, no love/ Cyan lef your thing them make shot sing like chorus, chorus/ Me see friend a kill friend a get famous, no love, no love.”

Mavado, Jay-A, and Dexta Daps all appeared in the music video, which was recently shot in South Florida, with Starr Dawkins making a cameo.

At the top of the year, Mavado released his new single, “21 Psalm.” Last year he also released a handful of new music, including “Location,” “Thunderclap,” and “Feelings.”


Skillibeng Heads On Tour With WizKid After Exiting Chris Brown’s Tour

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Skillibeng is set to join Afrobeats artist Wizkid for his ‘More Love Less Ego’ multi-city tour in the United States.

The latest announcement comes just weeks after Skillibeng shared that he will not be going on tour with Chris Brown for his European leg of “Under The Influence Tour.”

Skillibeng’s appearance was announced by African promoter Duke who shared that the artist will appear as a guest on six of the dates in March listed for the More Love Less Ego Tour. Dates revealed so far shows that Skillibeng is set to perform with Wizkid in Philadelphia, Montreal, and Toronto, Canada. The promotional poster also showed that the dancehall artist is also making a guest appearance with another artist, Ruger, in Washington, Brooklyn, and Boston.

On Instagram, Duke Osy shared, “Insta Cousins, I have some breaking News!!! @wizkidayo “More Love, less Ego Tour” Just got bigger!!! With Jamaican superstar @skillibeng and Nigerian sensation @rugerofficial It’s about to be crazy.”

Skillibeng has not shared the reason he pulled out of the Chris Brown tour, but the artist shared last week that he won’t be joining the artist in Europe.

“It is with a heavy heart that Skillibeng/Eastsyde Records would like to announce to fans, his withdrawal from the “Under the Influence Tour: Europe,” a statement posted to Instagram read.

“We were looking forward to being on the road with our brother Chris Brown and doing what we both do best which is entertaining our fans,” it added.

Both Chris Brown and Skillibeng are signed to record label RCA Records, and Skillibeng previously joined Brown on tour for a guest appearance for his song “Whap Whap” last year.

The Under The Influence Tour begins on February 12 in Dublin and concludes on March 6, 2023, in Amsterdam, while the More Love Less Ego Tour begins on March 3 in Houston, Texas, and ends on April 7 in Los Angeles.

Wizkid is currently one of the leading faces of the Afrobeats movement that has gained tremendous traction in mainstream music over the last few years. Last year, we saw African artists Burna Boy, Tems, Davido, and Wizkid selling out stadium shows worldwide, and so far this year, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

Skillibang is also one of the leading new artists of the new generation of Jamaican artists carrying the dancehall banner worldwide. Following hits like “Brik Pan Brik,” “Crocodile Teeth,” and “Whap Whap,” the St. Thomas native went on to collaborate with Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Shenseea, and Nardo Wick.