Yendi vs Chino, Vegas for good and Mavado’s double


Just days after word got out that his ex-girlfriend and former Miss Jamaica Universe, Yendi Phillips filed for full custody of their two-year-old daughter, Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor is hitting back at the beauty queen turned media personality, insisting he is shocked by Phillipps’ court action and has been denied access to their child for several months. Phillips filed the action in Supreme Court earlier last week, seeking full custody, care and control of their daughter, as well as $60,000 of child maintenance while asking McGregor to cover half of the child’s medical and educational expenses. Additionally, she asked the court to grant McGregor access to the child twice a week for three hours as well as seven hours each weekend. In response, McGregor issued a statement Thursday morning saying he has made multiple efforts to see their child, but with no success. The statement read in part, ‘It is unfortunate that when relationships fail the child is often used as a pawn. I won’t bash or give my opinions on the matter, I will only share facts. Firstly, and most importantly, I have not been able to see my daughter for almost five months. Calls and texts have gone unanswered; suitcases of toys and clothing have remained unopened because neither I nor my family has been able to gain access to my daughter. Secondly, my attorneys have tried on numerous occasions to reach an amicable resolution to the matter, particularly my visiting rights, all of which have been declined by her. Neither myself, nor my lawyer, nor any member of my team has been provided with the documents people keep talking about. Everyone definitely knows I am an extremely private person so I had hoped that in the interest of the child the matter would have been handled with sensitivity.” Phillips herself spoke out last Wednesday after word of the custody suit got out, blasting the media for leaking the story without permission or consultation for her or her legal team. No date has been set for a hearing on the matter.




Recently, dancehall superstar Mavado released his video for two single ‘My Own’ & ‘Paypah’, which premiered on in early October. Mavado’s video has received over 4.9 million hits to date on the prominent urban website. Days later, the popular urban magazine/website also featured Mavado’s double hitter video and is currently getting a lot of views. In the video you can see Mavado spitting his lyrics outside the mansion with some beautiful ladies and later counting his ‘Paypah’. The single ‘My Own’ is getting a lot of play in the dances and on urban stations as the lyrics are so clear and hard hitting for all demographics to respond and relate to. “I get feedback every other day about this tune, my fans tell me how the vibe and energy of the song is wicked on the riddim, so shooting the video was no question,” says Mavado.




Etana’s fourth studio album ‘I Rise’ is now available on itunes/VP Records. The Jamaican singer-songwriter’s melodic power sets this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career. Etana also kicked off her U.S. tour this month. She recently performed on Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s first annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise on October 22 as well as shows in Boston and Philadelphia, US. She is off to New York City then to the Midwest region and Texas for dates with reggae icon Cocoa Tea..


Magnum Sting


The 2013 staging of Magnum Sting made history when the show aired live on pay-per-view in multiple countries and now the event’s promoter, Supreme Promotions, is set to present another historic first. This year’s staging will not only see the largest dancehall spectacle across the globe but also a full-blown reggae show, and another exciting addition with the introduction of a brand new genre EDH: Electronic Dance Hall. This year’s staging of Magnum Sting will also feature the Fireman Capleton and more, the promoter Isaiah Laing says patrons should be on the lookout for an even better clash this year.


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Jah Cure


Reggae artiste Jah Cure says 2015 is the year he will be dropping new artistes from his newly formed label. Jah Cure says after focusing on his own work for this year, he will be promoting a slew of new artistes.



Dancehall duo RDX who recently released a video on their new Vevo page says they are doing promotion to get the page more recognized. The group who already has an active Youtube page recently opened the vevo page to attract more attention internationally. Half of the duo, Delamar, says the views have not yet lived up to their liking but he expects with time and promotion, the views for their video bum, will increase.


Mr. Vegas partners

CEO of Mr. Vegas Music (MV Music), Clifford Smith, more popularly known as Mr. Vegas, has announced a food drive and campaign to collect non-perishable items and help raise funds for children housed at Mustard Seed Communities (MSC). MSC is a faith based non-profit organization founded by Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon under the principle of caring, in 1978 and the organization has remained committed to helping those in need. Today, MSC serves over 500 children, young adults and families who belong to the most vulnerable groups in our society. The population of their homes includes children and young adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS and teen mothers along with their babies. MSC also manages a number of community outreach programmes to combat poverty and provide education. Mr. Vegas has been supporting MSC since his first visit there some eight years ago but wants to do more for the organization. His goal now is to raise enough food and funds to provide three daily meals for children housed at MSC for the next year. “Vegas is pleased to partner with the MSC for this food drive,” stated Mr. Vegas.


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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has been dubbed ‘incredibly rude’ after turning up six hours late for a photo shoot. The 31-year-old rapper arrived at 2 am to shoot photos for a future issue of Billboard magazine in New York, and has since been blasted by staff for her rude behaviour. Unfortunately for the people working on the shoot, the New Yorker, who will release her second full-length studio album ‘The Pinkprint’ in December, was on poor form after her late arrival, and was feeling too sleepy to pose for the camera. Hip safe and party safe, Courtney Mac a seh safe travel pon di gravel, Keep in touch with Hip news at or contact The North Coast Times by email at or log on to our website