Is that Kartel? Sean Paul, too Labba Labba and Rihanna

By Courtney Mac
Sean Paul and Ed Sheeran

Sean Paul and Ed Sheeran could be already cooking up something in the studio. Sean Paul has been one of the hottest dancehall artistes over the past few years in the European market. SP has been particularly hot in France, and recently the dancehall legend ran into Ed Sheeran who said he is struggling to score a hit in that market. So naturally, SP offered his services to collaborate on some new music.
Sources told Hip News that Sean Paul and Ed Sheeran are already working on the song which could arrive in the fall of this year. Sean Paul has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music like Beyonce, Sia, Keyshia Cole, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, and more.

Kartel’s Family Day
New photos of Vybz Kartel have surfaced on social media. Fans of the incarcerated Dancehall entertainer were left shocked earlier last week when new images from Kartel’s recent Family Day at the St Catherine District prison were uploaded to Instagram. While several Dancehall fans refused to believe the images were of the self-proclaimed ‘Worl’ Boss,’ others were stunned at his drastic weight loss.

“Yo this can’t be Vybz Kartel! i don’t believe this one bit,” said one user, “Mi nuh see Kartel two weeks ago wid big belly, how him suh mawga now?” another questioned.
However others defended the “Under Water” deejay’s new appearance, “Unu think a heaven the man deh? Of course he’s fretting and wondering if he’ll win his appeal trial cuz definitely he doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life in prison,” another wrote.


Rihanna’s highly anticipated documentary is coming sooner than we think. A documentary chronicling the life and career of Bajan pop star Rihanna is coming this fall. The documentary has been in the works since 2016 when filmmaker Peter Berg announced that he is working on the project. Berg revealed that the documentary is ready and will be released within two and a half months, which will put it in right in the middle of this fall. Rihanna and Peter Berg have worked together in the past on the 2012 blockbuster film Battleship.

Dancer Labba Labba
Veteran Dancer Labba Labba has stepped forward to apologize to Beenie Man as he backtracks a previous statement claiming that the dancehall icon was allegedly responsible for the 2006 murder of legendary dancer Bogle. In a new video on social media the former dancer says he was drunk off Hennessy when he did the interview and didn’t mean to say what he said. In the short clip, Labba said he was drinking some Hennessy before he did the interview where he made some very serious claims about Beenie Man. Labba is now saying that he doesn’t know anything about the dancehall legend

Gospel Artiste Omari
Gospel singer Omari plans to release a double album this year. Titled ‘Royalty’, the 24-track set will be out on his Hub Entertainment label. Arif Cooper, Donovan Germain, Danny Browne and Africa-based Genus Records are some of the producers who worked on the project. The Album ‘Royalty’ will be Omari’s second album. His first, was Omari Presents ‘Heal Jamaica, Heal the World’, which was released in 2011. Omari emerged on the scene in 2006. The Gospel deejay scored with his first hit song called ‘Help’ in 2007. That single opened doors for him and established Omari as an artiste to watch. He followed up with ‘Why’ and ‘Jehovah Guide Me’, Omari also teamed with Kenyan artiste Jfam for the song “Wave”, which won an award for Best Song at the 2017 Groove Awards in Africa.