Ishawna has confirmed her relationship with Masicka after months of rumors.
Since last year, Ishawna and Masicka have been rumored to be dating, and now they’re finally stepping out of the shadows as dancehall’s newest power couple. Urban Islandz first reported last year that solid sources spilled the beans on their relationship. The couple managed to keep their relationship under wraps for the most part, except when some random photos would surface online showing them together.
On Tuesday, Ishawna posted a few pics of herself and Masicka on her Instagram while wishing the Genahsyde deejay a happy birthday. “Happy Birthday to a king,” she wrote along with a king, crocodile, and heart emoji. The “Infrared” deejay liked the post but didn’t comment.
Masicka is celebrating his 25th birthday today, December 4, 2018. He has been in the United States for the past few weeks tour and has a show this weekend in San Diego, as well as, more shows coming up in New York and Boston.
Ishawna and Masicka have previously collaborated on singles like “Regardless” and “Answer Me” for which they released a music video in May of last year. “You know me love you in a real life don’t?” the Genahsyde boss said in the intro of the song.
The international Dancehall entertainer purchased the high-end performance and luxury vehicle last week to celebrate his 37th birthday.
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Rolls-Royce Wraith starts at $320,550 USD. Therefore Mavado dropped around $40 Million JMD, that’s definitely a ‘big league.’
Mavado and producer Rvssian are the only two in the Dancehall industry to own a Rolls-Royce.
Meanwhile, Mavado, Alkaline and Jahmiel who goes by the moniker MVP, all performed in New York City for the very first time on Saturday night.
Celebrating his birthday and also the celebration of life, what better way than with his brothers in music who over the past two years remain dancehall unified powerhouse. With MVP, (dancehall Most Valuable Players) Mavado, Vendetta (Alkaline) and Patriotz (Jahmiel) have toured the world under this umbrella selling out several outdoor festivals in the United States and Canada while still maintaining three separate careers and their own huge fan base.
“MVP is an alignment of artists at the heights of their powers, any one of whom is more than capable of attracting big crowds wherever people love dancehall music—which in 2018 means pretty much anywhere in the world. All parties involved emphasize that they are not a group and they can and will do their own thing whenever they please. Mavado, Alkaline, and Jahmiel have come together because real dancehall culture needs this right now. At this particular moment in music history, MVP’s full combined star power is more important than giving in to the usual forces that drive show business” says Music Journalist Reshma B.
With their own unique artistry, each artist are able to maintain a huge fan base on their own, while touring Europe, UK, US, Canada and the Caribbean, yet the unity of all three artists on one concert has become an energectic and vivacious performance, which dancehall is known for.
Mavado career spans over 10 years in dancehall and has remained one of dancehall living legends to date. With mainstream collaborations with Nikki Minaj, Akon, Stefflon Don just to name a few.
The newly crowned “Queen of Dancehall” was recently lauded as the “Beyonce of Dancehall” following the release of another creative music video.
Spice, whose given name is Grace Hamilton, pays homage to the women who started Dancehall and paved the way for this era, such as; Althea and Donna, Sister Nancy, Sister Charmaine, Patra, Dawn Penn, Sasha, Marcia Griffiths and Lady Ann with “Romantic Mood.”
Romantic Mood is featured on the ‘Original Gigi Riddim’ produced by Steelie and Cleevie. The official visuals were shot on location in Kingston, Jamaica by Xtreme Arts, who shared directing credits with Spice.
The retro banger is taken off Spice’s new “Captured” mixtape. The project made its debut at the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart last week.
Romantic Mood visuals is currently the No. 3 trending video on YouTube in Jamaica with almost 500,000 views since its November 29 release.
“Spice is like the Beyonce of Dancehall right now,” a Dancehall fan wrote, “I’ve never seen another so creative. She gives us visuals with audio all by herself with no record label or manager.”
“Spice really versatile – she deserves the crown. Blending old school with the latest bigger than this you can’t get. Spice run things,” another added.
“Dalton fi do better by his mother. Him fi deal with her better. She fight with her seven kids dem, dem always a go school, dem always clean, so why him caan just give her the respect she deserves. Because she beat him? She scold him outta love, it wasn’t no abuse thing,” a male resident told Loop News reporter, Claude Mills.
The winner of The X Factor is awarded a £1 million (approximately J$162,632,400) recording contract with Syco Music, in association with Sony Music. However, the money is a secondary and peripheral concern to the people of Sanguinetti, who are worried that the sleepy hamlet’s reputation is being tarnished by the ongoing mudslinging.
“Why as him ah get some real success now him choose fi disrespect him mother? Him shoulda a try elevate her and not put her in a negative light. It nuh look good and it nuh feel good as a parent,” another resident said.
“Is like him have up his mother all this time and ah use the contest to deal with her wicked and get revenge on her. It hurtful because the town of Sanguinetti love him, but he is ungrateful. The New Testament Church of God pastor who prayed for him as a youth when he heard him sing in the church for the first time, all those people, him forget them, including the people dem from Grantham who encouraged him to enter Rising Stars. We hope he wins (The X Factor), but him fi deal wid his mother better,” he said.
The mother of seven, who lives in a rented house in Sanguinetti, said she expects the issues with her son to be resolved one day.
The Jamaican Government will not be organising an event to mark the return of Buju Banton to Jamaica.
Minister of Entertainment and Culture, Olivia Grange, revealed that while the Grammy-winning entertainer’s team will be hosting an event to celebrate his return, the government will not be among the organisers.
“We are aware that Buju Banton and his management team will be having a concert, and the Ministry of Culture may have a presence, but it is nothing that the government will be actively organising,” Grange said.
Earlier this year, Reggae superstar Chronixx called on the government to show their support for Reggae and Dancehall music by staging an event for the “Wanna Be Loved” singer.
“It [Reggae and Dancehall] is the number one export in this country. It’s the only thing that we export all year round. The city of London invite me the city of Kingston neva invite me to do a show yet, enuh. They don’t think it’s worth it to say we are going to put in our budget $20 million for Buju Banton and Sizzla to perform,” the “Likes” singer said.
Buju Banton is currently on the final lap of his 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. He is presently being housed at the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia and is listed as inmate number 86700-004. Banton is set to be released next week, on December 8, 2018.