You can always count on Tommy Lee Sparta to drop some good videos. The Mobay deejay drop the cut for his catchy single “Bad Gyal Duppy.”
Lee surrounded himself with plenty female just like the theme of the single. “Mi girlfriend got a gloc a road / Sparta gal them no take chat a road / Them no take check a body drop a road / Some wonna be thugs never shot a soul,” the Spartan deejay spits.
Earlier this month, Tommy Lee Sparta was accused of recording mumble dancehall music following the release of his new video “Cross Over” with Sean Kingston. The deejay released some excerpts of his lyrics on the single for some of his critics who are complaining that they have no idea what he is saying.
Tommy Lee Sparta is being accused of making mumble dancehall music?
While mumble rap became a thing in hip hop in recent years, mumble dancehall is not a thing, at least not yet. Some fans are accusing Tommy Lee Sparta of making mumble music, but unless you’re a hardcore dancehall follower you may not always understand what he is saying in his songs. Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee debut their new video for their first collaboration “Cross Over” on WorldStarHipHop yesterday and fans have been weighing in.
“WTF when since dancehall artist start with this mumble rap foolishness, this guy [Tommy Lee Sparta] isn’t even saying real words, this is trash,” one fan wrote while another added, “This guy is just making a bunch of sounds he is not even rapping they should keep this mumble foolishness out of reggae at least cats like Sean Paul and Beenie Man use real words even if its patois.”
One thing we should point out about this is that most of the critics were American based fans who are probably used to Sean Kingston reggae-pop flavor of music and not hardcore dancehall. So for those who don’t understand what Tommy Lee is saying here is a snippet of his lyrics. “Clean in a new bank robber / Time is money watch the gal them a fallow / Full of gold chains like a me name Shaba / Every body know me a the lyrical bomber / Scarface, Toni Montana, mi jus spend a million dollar / Weed me smoke me don’t run coke joke / Last boy this run up inna gun smoke,” Sparta spits.
“Any American saying they dont understand Tommy Lee verse gotta embrace it cuz u know y i don’t understand sh*t you’ll mumble rappers be saying yet still I’m from the Caribbean an i embrace you’ll sh*t so dont get it twisted,” one dancehall fan wrote. “Too me Tommy’s verse sounds more like a new style in mumbling so maybe he might be bigger than lil pump, xxxtenation, ski mask.”
The cut has been in the works since the summer and now its finally here. Kingston debuts the video on WorldStarHipHop yesterday and already it clocked 200,000 views. The OutHereVisuals-directed video starts out with SK and Tommy Lee hanging out with their crew at the mansion. The singer then gave a female a briefcase full of cash to deliver to someone but things got ugly on her journey as she was ambushed by robbers.
“Cross Over” marks the first time that Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee Sparta are working together and during the summer the reggae-pop singer announced that he wants to sign the Mobay deejay to his label Time Is Money Entertainment. “Haven’t been this excited about signing a artist since @torylanez.. mi nuh hide an talk @tommyleesparta is undeniably talented.. big news soon come!! Time is money Ent/Sparta leave a comment if u agree,” Kingston wrote.
Watch the video for Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee Sparta new video “Cross Over” below.
Kartel spent a week in the hospital last week for a severe kidney infection. He is currently back behind bars, but his family members are deeply concerned about his health. Tommy Lee spoke with What’s Up where he expressed his shock and concerns for his former mentor’s health. “Vybz Kartel in the hospital me no know if it’s stress cause it,” he said.
“Me just wish him a speedy recovery yo see me, just want the dog [Vybz Kartel] forward a road and be there for his kids because they are turning into men now and they need him to guidance,” Sparta added. Tommy Lee also said that he is currently working on his debut album which will be comprised of only new singles. Seems the new album will be part of his new deal with Sean Kingston’s label.
“Look like they need an album so it me a work on right now,” he said. “I start to work on the album already. Pure new songs and these songs are different levels of songs because of the type of riddim a some big producers in America I am voicing for.”
Tommy Lee Sparta didn’t revealed the title or release date for the album.
Sparta is one of Vybz Kartel’s former protege and he along with Popcaan and Vanessa Bling went on to have well recognized careers in dancehall. While all three artists are not on good terms with the incarcerated deejay, that doesn’t mean that they don’t often praise him on stage and in songs. Speaking with Anthony Miller on ER, Tommy Lee says he deeply misses Kartel and want him to be released from prison.
“Kartel know artists any artists that you see Kartel take, every single artist in the Gaza bad [great], because he has a good ears and him know what he is looking for,” the Mobay deejay said. When asked by Miller if he misses Vybz Kartel, Lee didn’t hesitate to say yes. “Me miss Kartel yes yo think its an easy thing that he is going through. Remember Kartel is a man who is use to his girls, him money, him hype life.”
Tommy Lee Sparta also revealed that he is currently in talks with Sean Kingston for a new record deal on the singer’s Time Is Money Entertainment label. “It’s going to be signed, its just the paperwork we going through and putting some agreements together,” Lee said. “They came with and agreement and we put forward our agreement also.”
The reggae pop star has been under scrutiny in recent weeks over his finances after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest for failing to pay a Miami jeweler thousands of dollars. Despite posting photos of his mansion and luxury cars in Jamaica, Sean Kingston has been getting criticism on social media for living lavishly while still not paying his debts.
In a video clip posted recently, Kingston said he is far from being broke. “Yo can write songs for Chris Brown and Justin Bieber and them man there and broke, a what happen to some man, stop believe everything yo hear,” the singer said. Sean Kingston also recently launched his own line of headphones called Monster Box. He will be working with the same company that make Beats By Dre and will be giving a twelve percent stake in the new venture. He will also include a Jamaican version of the headphone line which he said will have more bass in the speakers.
Kingston also revealed that he will be launching a reality show on E! this fall that will give fans a deeper look into his life.
The heartbreak single is currently on Apple Music for streaming. The track features vocals from the “Ridiculousness” co-host singing about her new man while Safaree come through with a killer verse. “I already got a new bae / Mother****er, you’re too late / You say that you’re sorry, but I can’t believe that you’d treat me this way / You tried to come back in my life but you already know that it’s too late,” Chanel West Coast sings.
Safaree seems to be taking a few shots at his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj in his verse where he raps, “Listen, old bae, I’m tired of you / I don’t see the fire in you / You washed, I’ma put the dryer to you / You a geek, I see the Quagmire in you.” Safaree is currently working on his upcoming mixtape Shoulda Been Did It and recently worked with Sean Kingston and K. Michelle on some new singles. Listen to the track below.
Alkaline Vendetta fans are not much different from Vybz Kartel Gaza fans, they will attack at any moments notice.
A video showing Sean Kingston horse back riding in Ocho Rios last weekend has since gone viral on social media. Some of Alkaline’s Vendetta fans have since been trolling the reggae pop singer over the viral clip. “This is horse abuse this man is heavier than the horse he is riding and now they might have to retire the poor horse, bout him a ride ass, Vendetta for life,” one wrote.
Another Alkaline fan added, “Is this the same fat fool trying to diss Vendetta, go pay your Jewelry bill him cyan go back a foreign or else him a go jail.” Sean Kingston made headlines last weekend when reports surfaced that a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest for his failure to pay a Miami jeweler he owes $44,000. The singer is asking a judge for a retrial saying that he thought that the judgement was for another jeweler.
Sean Kingston says he is far from being broke but his legal troubles just keep piling up, in fact a warrant is now out for his arrest.
The reggae pop singer is asking a judge for a retrial after a warrant was issued for his arrest in his jewelry case. In stead of going to jail, Sean Kingston wants a retrial, TMZ reported. Back in December, Kingston was ordered by a judge to pay a Florida jeweler $44,000 for which he agreed to pay for some expensive jewelries her took.
Sean Kingston wasn’t forthcoming with the payment, so a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. The “Beautiful Girl” singer filed some new legal documents telling the court that he wasn’t aware of the order and that he thought that the papers that he got was for another jewelry case, so he pretty much ignored it. He also said that he regret his action and is now ready to take responsibility. He is asking the judge to cut him some slack because he is experiencing some financial difficulties and he is representing himself because he can’t afford an attorney.
Kingston also said in his legal docs that he recently has some health problems and was assaulted and robbed. The reggae pop star said he has since returned some of the jewelries he took from Haimov Jewelers and tried to work out a payment plan but they refused. This development is particularly interesting given the fact that Sean Kingston just bought a house and some expensive cars in Jamaica. He is also proclaiming to be far from broke.
Vybz Kartel‘s Gazanation fans are some of the most loyal fans in dancehall and it’s always best to not get on their bad sides.
By extension, a lot of Gaza fans will also support former Gaza members like Tommy Lee Sparta. Last week, Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee Sparta got into it with Alkaline‘s Vendetta fans when the reggae pop singer posted a video of himself playing with the Mobay deejay’s hair and another clip of him sleeping inside his Porsche.
Alkaline took a subliminal shot at both artists calling them b*tches and that didn’t go over well for the Gaza/Sparta fans. Over the weekend someone went a dug up an old photo of Alkaline and another man, but it wasn’t just another old pic. If you look closely, you will see the man finger touching Alkaline’s nipple. This could be just mere coincidence or it could be calculated. Nevertheless, this is what the beef has come down to, a war of who have the gayest pictures.
The photo has been online since around 2015, and Gazation fans are are going in on social media about it. “Long time we know that Alkline is a fish but this prove it,” one fan wrote. This is the video that Sean Kingston posted on IG of himself putting his hands in Tommy Lee Sparta’s hair. Do you think fans are reaching or is there something in this photo and video to be concerned about? Sound off in comments below.
Alkaline may have turned down Sean Kingston‘s offer to sign him to his label before they started beefing.
Kingston is currently living in Jamaica and already he is stirring things up from signing Tommy Lee Sparta to his label Time is Money Entertainment, to beefing with his former collaborator Alkaline. Sources around the Vendetta deejay exclusively told Dancehall HipHop this weekend that Sean Kingston tried to get a signature from him and he said no.
“The fans will soon see that it’s just a bag of badmind thing just because he tried to sign Alka and the youth turned him down,” sources said. “Alkaline flat out turn down his offer because it was a bad deal plus his label not bringing much to the table right now. Tory Lanez leave and all the other artists he signed turn worthless, so any man want to get frighten and sign with him that’s their choice.”
Sean Kingston and Alkaline left from collaborating on “Ride On Me (Remix)” to beefing, but the reggae pop singer is saying its just because he said Gaza why the “Champion Boy” deejay don’t like him. “It’s just because we said Gaza so some boy start hate,” a rep for Kingston told DHH. “We been saying Gaza from long time even before anybody hear about Alkaline so this is not something new.”
Tommy Lee Sparta wants all his fans to party for the rest of the summer to his new video “Grim Rim Rave.”
The “Uncle Demon” deejay just signed a new deal with Sean Kingston’s Time is Money Entertainment making him the newest artist to call the label home. The 4-minutes clip was directed by Cinema Gods while the single was produced by Silver Birds Records. The video starts out with Tommy Lee Sparta and his crew hosting a pool party with plenty bikini clad females.
They then took the party inside his mansion at night fall and party until day break. Tommy Lee Sparta is having a great year this year with a number of singles in heavy rotation on dancehall airwaves. He is looking to close out the year with his new deal with Sean Kingston.
Sean Kingston is currently living in Jamaica and he is not playing. The reggae-pop singer signed Tommy Lee Sparta to his Time is Money Entertainment label.
Sean Kingston has a contract with Warner Bros. Records so this means that Tommy Lee will be getting representation from Warner. Kingston made the announcement on Instagram on Monday without divulging the nature of the contract. Sources are telling us that the deal is a management contract, which means the Mobay deejay will retain control over his music.
“Haven’t been this excited about signing a artist since @torylanez.. mi nuh hide an talk @tommyleesparta is undeniably talented.. big news soon come!! Time is money Ent/Sparta leave a comment if u agree,” Sean Kingston wrote on IG. Tommy Lee Sparta has been having a great year with a ton of new music dominating the dancehall airwaves so this signing could be the icing on the cake to cap off a great year.
Vybz Kartel fans are begging the incarcerated deejay to release more new music.
It’s been two months since Vybz Kartel released a new single and Gaza fans are hungry for more new music already. Over the last few years, the Worl’Boss was releasing one and sometimes two or three new singles every week, but these days fans are getting new music at most one or two every other month. His fans are now feeling like the slow supply of new music is diminishing his presence while his rivals like Alkaline and Mavado are dominating the genre.
“When we going to get some new music from Worl’Boss?” one Gaza fan asked on IG. Dancehall HipHop reached out to our sources inside the Gaza camp who told us that the incarcerated deejay is retaining more control over his music and that is why we are seeing a slow down of releases. “Addi (Vybz Kartel) now has more control over his unreleased catalog so the entire team vet carefully whats release and what don’t,” sources said. “A lot of the new music that was released are from producers that Addi voiced for so we don’t have much control over when those producers chooses to release those music. But going forward it’s quality over quantity.”
Despite the slow release from Vybz Kartel, the incarcerated deejay scored his second Billboard hit single with “Fever” climbing the charts and a few other singles in heavy rotation. Vybz Kartel has also been releasing a number of collaborative singles like “Loodi” with Shenseea and “Chance” with Sean Kingston.
Last month, Gaza Tussan and Vybz Kartel teamed up on a new single “Sweetest Days” and since dropping two weeks ago, the track has been getting a lot of attention. Sources inside the Gaza told Dancehall HipHop that they have decided to shoot a music video for the song because of the positive response that they have been getting.
“The feedback has been great so we decided to shoot a video right in Kartel back yard,” sources told us. “Sean Kingston came through to support the shoot and the overall vibe was good.” Earlier this year, Sean Kingston shot a video on the same block in Portmore for his new collaborative single “Chance” featuring on his new mixtape Made in Jamaica.
Sean Kingston has answered critics of his so-called money woes by buying a mansion and a AMG Mercedes-Benz SUV in Jamaica.
The reggae pop star will be performing at Reggae Sumfest this weekend, but before he took the stage, the singer dropped some major racks in his birth land. Sean Kingston revealed on his Instagram that he bought a house in the upscale Norbrook community in St. Andrew and then hit up the Mercedea-Benz dealership to cop a new Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG coupe.
“With hard work and prayers anything and everything is possible,” Kingston wrote. “New All white Benz to match my new all white mansion in Kingston. Don’t believe what u read. Believe what u see!! Bless up.” The “Beautiful Girl” singer has been in the news a lot lately with several reports of him being slapped with lawsuits for money he owed to jewelers and his cars being repossessed.
Sean Kingston says that he made the move because whenever he travels to Jamaica he has to rent a car and a house. “Every time I come to Jamaica, I always have to be renting a car or try to get buses for my entire team,” said. “In the US, I have like three, four cars, so I just feel like Jamaica is my country and one of the best places I have been to, so I want to set the thing. So I made up my mind that this year I will be getting a car and a house. With God’s willing, everything, has been falling into place; I got the car, and I have my house in Norbrook, so I am really excited, and I will be here a lot.”