Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Fest Is This Sunday

The annual Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival is all set for Sunday, April 30th, at the College of Agriculture Science and Education in Port Antonio, Portland. At this year’s staging there will be a tribute to Jamaican dub poet and storyteller, Jean “Binta” Breeze, who passed away in 2021.

The event will feature several poets as well as some musical guests, namely: Informative History Man, Steppa, Dr. Olive Senior, Mutabaruka, Ras Takura, DYCR, Blaq Ice, Warrior King, Minka, Ras Osagyefo, Skripcha, Dawitt St. Aubin, Charlie Bobus, Yung Muta, Wise Wurdz, and that is just to name a few. It will start at 10AM and end at 7PM, and there is a $3,000 entrance fee.

Oliver Samuels’ “Teet An tung” Will Meet In Toronto On Mother’s Day Weekend

Jamaica’s king of comedy, Oliver Samuels, will be in Ontario, Canada from May 12th to the 14th, to star in Ebony Nile Production’s stage play, Teet An Tung. He will be joined by Deon Silvera, Andrey Reid and Tesfa Edwards for three back-to-back shows. See dates, times and locations below.

Friday, May 12th, 2023 | 8PM
L’Agora De Norte Place School
1780 Meadowvale Blvd. Mississauga ON

Saturday, May 13th, 2023 | 8pm
The Metropolitan Centre
3840 Finch Ave. E. Scarborough ON

Sunday, May 14th, 2023 | 4pm & 8pm
The Metropolitan Centre
3840 Finch Ave. E. Scarborough ON

Ice-T Will Receive His Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame This Friday

Rapper and actor Ice-T will be joined by fellow rap artist Chuck D, and Law & Order producer Dick Wolf, this Friday – February 17 – at his Walk of Fame ceremony. The MC is slated to receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his outstanding work in both music and TV.

The Weeknd Named 2022 Recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award

Canadian Music Week has announced that Abel “The Weeknd’ Tesfaye has received the 2022 CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to charitable initiatives.

The CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award is presented to a Canadian artist, duo or group, in recognition of their social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests and causes. As recipient of this Award, The Slaight Family Foundation will make a donation of $50,000 towards a charity of Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye choosing.


Miguel’s S1C Brand Announces Creator Grants Program (@s1c_la)

Miguel‘s S1C (Schedule One Concepts) brand is now accepting applications from artists of color for its Creator Grants Program. Winners will be awarded $10,000, and will be given the opportunity to collaborate directly with the S1C team on future projects.

Additionally, the first 100 artists of any ethnicity will be able to join the S1C community. Membership benefits include: preferred pricing and priority access to S1C drops, guaranteed entry to branded events, preferred access to S1C World Digital art, exclusive community resources, and direct access to countless creators including the man at the top: Miguel. Get additional information and apply at s1cworld-dot-com.

Stic From Dead Prez Celebrates New Book “The 5 Principles”

Next Tuesday (October 18), rapper, author and fitness fanatic Stic – one half of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez – will be celebrating his new book, The 5 Principles: a revolutionary path to health, inner wealth and knowledge of self.

He will be at Gifted BK, located at 153 Grand Street in Brooklyn, New York for a book signing from 6 to 9 pm. This is the first stop on his upcoming book tour.

Chambers Hydro Farm Using Music To Promote Agriculture & Healthy Eating

Former Jamaican Olympian Ricardo Chambers – who is the CEO and owner of Chamber’s Hydro Farm in Spur Tree, Manchester – has been using music and social media to highlight the importance of healthy eating and the advantages of farming.

Throughout the summer he and his team have been sharing short video clips of artists – and in some cases actors – performing songs and skits that promote agriculture and its benefits. All the performances are usually done on the farm and then shared online where they’re reviewed by his followers in real time.

Pleased with the public’s response, Ricardo has decided to take it a step further. He is now partnering with Blakkwuman22 Music to release a song written and produced specifically to bring awareness to the aforementioned. The song, which went live on all streaming platforms on September 27th, is titled Ground Provision and it’s penned and performed by dancehall artist Karamanti

On the record, Karamanti – who is a staunch pescatarian – breaks down her eating habits, and recommends that the listener use food as medication and not just something consumed impulsively.