Monday, August 11, 2008

Hunt's Summer CookOut - Food, Flex, Party

Hunt's Summer CookOut - Food, Flex, Party

With their recent success of the May Daze party series that was held every Friday in May of this year, the promoters from Fusion:Beatz promotions has joined forces with Hunt's products and Kingston Beer to host the first ever Hunt's Summer CookOut.

The event slated to happen on Sunday, August 17th, will see the exodus of food-lovers and party goers flocking to the 29 Salisbury Avenue venue in Barbican, for a taste of the food, flex and vibes promised by the promoters.

"It's an event for friends" said promoter and CEO of, Stephen Willie, "Now that summer is winding down, we wanted to provide an event where people can just come out and chill with friends, eat some real Jamaican food, chat and "lyme" during the day then dance thier troubles away by nightfall" he continued.

It will be a food inclusive event, however, patrons will have to buy the bar, "There will be none of that 5 Star international, blaah blaaah blaahh... Summer CookOut is about that craving for Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Barbeque Chicken, Curry Goat, Roast Yam, Breadfruit, Ackee and Saltfish, Roast Fish and Okra, Festival and Bammy and more of that homestyle Jamican food... all you can eat for $1,000 with invitation and $1,500 without" said an excited Dwayne Harris, promoter and marketing consultant.

"We will also be having games like dominoes, dandy shandy, chinese skip, card games added with other adult games, a 12ft pool for cooling out and lots more activities to add to the daytime fun happenings", said the promoters "Jamaica's True Rude Brew, Kingston Pilsner Beer will be available to all patrons at no cost before 7:00pm, and we will be serving some of the best, Gungu peas, Pepperpot and Red peas soups you will ever taste, provided by the Linstead Market Jamaica Products brand" they added.

The promoters urge patrons to come out early for the event, gates open at 3:00 pm and the festivities will continue until 11:00 pm. Music will be provided by ZJ Ice, Renaissance, Dj Inferno, Elementry and Phil Dawg among others.

Interested persons can contact Jade:Beatz promotions at 843-2210, 376-6738 or 382-7436 or send an email to for limited invitations.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A Solid Style

With hard hitting punch lines, intense metaphors, SOLID Lyrics and a wide variety of compelling topics; the entertainment industry is now warming up to the sounds of now twenty (20) year old Altonie Thomas, a past student of Jonathan Grant High School and Jose Marti Technical High.

A Solid Style
Ever since his first recordings, he always had a style and presence that separated him from his peers; it was always quite evident that he had an irresistibly ‘solid’ style. It was this style that influenced his name, Solid. Solid is not an artiste limited by the scopes that music can channel you in. He uses his love for the industry to drive the music that he writes and delivers. His style is not one that is utterly unique in an Industry that sees the likes of creative minds such as Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel amongst others; however he takes it a step further creating a style that is a hybrid of Hip-hop, Dancehall, and Reggae with a hint of Alternative thus making his style bound to be unforgettable.

In building his style he drew his influences from Artistes like Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, and Assassin, who are a few of the artistes that he admires based on the creativity, strength and confidence that they exhibit. As he works at creating his individual style, people have told him that he has similar style influences as that of Busy Signal, though that is indeed a complement, Solid Continues to build his own style and expound on it.

Great Reception
His lyrical prowess has allowed him the favour of quite a few people; it has also helped in him being invited to perform at quite a few events, to name a few Digicel Jamaica’s Anniversary and Christmas Party for 2007 and a few local stage shows in his area (Tredegar Park in Spanish Town). He was always well received by patrons no matter where he performed and that reception continues. The First track that Solid wrote was titled ‘Naa Vote’, this was a track filled with social commentary as it has always been the case that the poorer class of people in our society has always received the bad end the stick when it comes to politics and politicians. Many of his songs speak to these situations and others that people can easily understand and relate to. Its hard for him to find a favorite song, his songs are written with such soul that they are all dear to him. Solid is poised for great things, with his current mind frame set to ‘focused’, 2008 will prove to be a successful year for the entertainer.

Currently he is in the studio with producers putting in the work on his first mixtape/LP.