Caribbean Dance Radio

Caribbean Dance Radio is a podcast, radio show, and sound system bringing you the best and latest tunes in Dancehall, Reggae, and Roots. In a true sound system fashion Caribbean Dance Radio drops exclusive releases, dubplates, remixes, and 45s in an unforgettable style and pattern. Subscribe and Listen in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, and Stitcher.

RIDDIM WARFARE SOUNDCLASH

we at Caribbean Dance Radio are excited and eager to announce the annual soundclash event in Chico, CA. On July 12th, 2019 two competitors face off in a one-on-one, dubplate only soundclash. Egos will be hurt, speeches will cut deep, dubplates will take away your breathe…its gonna be a RIDDIM WARFARE

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The 9 Mile Music Festival continues strong into 2019

Just look at this lineup! Headliners only!

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The 9 Mile Music Festival began in 1993 as a musical testament by Cedella Marley Booker to the life and philosophy of her son, world renowned artist Bob Marley. Though the Festival has changed names several times over the last two decades, it remains inclusive and welcoming of all forms of music including Reggae, R&B , Urban, Latino and many other various sounds. 

Through out the years we've provided over 3 million canned goods since the festivals inception. Distributing them to homeless shelters and domestic centers throughout Miami; feeding families in need for months. For 25 years, the concert has required canned goods in addition to the price of admission, and it always will.

Popcaan Signed to Drake's OVO Sound

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Drake has finally signed Popcaan to OVO Sound.

For years there have been talks of Popcaan joining Drake‘s label OVO Sound, but nothing was never solidified. The two artists have been close friends for years with both of them even getting tattoos to rep their respective camps. Poppy got himself an OVO tat, and Drizzy got himself an Unruly tat. Jamaicans have pretty much adopted Drizzy because of his love for the culture.

During his performance at the dancehall star’s annual Unruly Fest on Saturday night in St. Thomas, Drake announced that he had made Popcaan an official OVO Sound member. “This is something we’ve been working on for a very long time, and I just wanna let everyone know that finally, officially 2019, Popcaan a sign to OVO label,” Drake told the massive crowd at Lyssons Beach in St. Thomas.

Popcaan will now join artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, dvsn, Plaza, and Baka Not Nice, who calls OVO Sound their home. In addition to these well-known names, OVO also has producers like Noah ’40’ Shebib, Boi-1da, T-Minus, Mike Zombie, and Nineteen85.

Drake is a co-founder of OVO Sound, a label based in Canada that he founded with producer Noah ’40’ Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib in 2012. Drake and his team have since transformed OVO from being just a record label to a full-fledged entertainment brand which includes merchandise like their own OVO Jordans.

[UPDATE] Tommy Lee Lottery Scam - DEEJAY EXONERANTED

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Dec. 20 - via UrbanIslandz

Tommy Lee Sparta is now a free man after prosecutors dropped his lottery scam case.

Tommy Lee Sparta, born Leroy Russell, is now breathing a sigh of relief after his lottery scam case was dismissed. His co-defendant O’Brian Smith also saw the charges against him dropped. In 2014, the pair were jointly charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions) Act.

“This case has been a dark cloud over Tommy Lee’s head for years, and now he can put it behind him,” a rep for the deejay told Urban Islandz. “For years the police force has been targeting the artist with all types of crimes that he is not guilty of. This is just another clear sign that they are just trying to fabricate a case against him.”

On Wednesday, the court got a chance to view the controversial laptop at the heart of the police investigation. A senior police officer testified in court that he found thousands of files on HP Pavilion laptop in a folder with Tommy Lee Sparta’s name.

Detective Corporal Campbell told the court that the files contain detail information about United States Citizens, as well as, letters sent to two elderly persons informing them that they won two Mercedes-Benz and millions of dollars.

Tommy Lee Sparta pleaded not guilty to the charges and his attorney Ernest Smith submitted a no case submission to the courts after yesterday’s hearing.

“In an effort to prove its case, the prosecution has placed its life on the contents of a laptop and external hard drive,” Smith said. “My Lady, in the first instance, the prosecution must prove that on the gadgets on which they rely, were in the sole possession of either or both accused, individually or jointly.”





Nov. 21

Tommy Lee Sparta was back in court last week for his ongoing lottery scam case.

The Mobay deejay is facing years in prison if found guilty of charges including breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions) Act. His ongoing case resumed last week Wednesday in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston where a police forensic expert testified in court in support of the DPP case against Tommy Lee Sparta. Detective Corporal Campbell told the court that he discovered files on a laptop belonging to the dancehall star which contained personal information about United States nationals.

Campbell noted that he found a partition on the computer’s external hard drive with the identity of persons living in New York, California, Florida, Virginia, and Connecticut. The hard drive contained 1,001 records, and another 5,500 records were found on the laptop. Campbell says the area codes of the phone numbers on the files helped him determine the location of the individuals.


“I found a partition on the hard drive called ‘Tommy Lee.’ I observed two files in the trash folder,” DC Campbell said.

Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, and three other persons were arrested in February of 2014 and charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013. Charges against two of the men were later dropped after cops could not provide sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.

Tommy Lee has maintained his innocence saying that he makes his money as an established dancehall artist. A rep for the Guzu Musiq deejay told Urban Islandz that he is confident that he will be vindicated when the trial concludes. Sparta also blamed his legal troubles for his inability to travel overseas to tour and make money. The trial will resume on December 12 following an adjournment on Monday.