All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘reggae’

Vybz Kartel: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Found Guilty In The Murder Of Clive “Lizard” Williams

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, was convicted of murder in the Caribbean Supreme Court. 10 of the 11-person jury found the Jamaican dancehall artist guilty, along with three others – Andre St. John, Kahira Jones, and Shawn Campbell. Shane Williams, another associate, was the only one found not guilty. Although Vybz Kartel has been spending the last three years …

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Buju Banton’s Gun Conviction Struck Down

In 2011, Reggae singer Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for cocaine charges. Banton was convicted by a Tampa, Florida jury of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kg (around 11 pounds) of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense. Banton’s lawyers had argued that the singer was entrapped …

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Toots Hibbert Cancels Tour Over Bottle Injury

Almost two weeks ago, at the Dominion Riverrock outdoor music festival in Virginia, Reggae singer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was hit in the head with a large glass vodka bottle during a Toots and the Maytals performance. He was rushed to the hospital, where he received seven stitches to close the wound on his head. The person who allegedly threw the …

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