VYBZ GETS POLITICAL
Fresh off attaining global recognition and being named to the prestigious Fall 2012 Reading List for the Public Archive’s Radical Black Books, Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto by Vybz Kartel is set to create more waves in the book industry.
Ghetto People Publishing will be hosting an unprecedented global social media debate on September 29th representing one year since Adidja Pamer’s (Vybz Kartel) incarceration. The central theme for the discussion will be: “Is it right for a Jamaican citizen that has never been convicted of a crime to stay in jail without bail for more than a year?” According to Chief Creative Officer Keecha Gooch, there will be sub-questions about the possibility of electronic monitoring for individuals on bail, whether or not artistes should be allowed to record while awaiting trial and overall comments on the justice system.
“This is not a ‘free werlboss’ initiative”. Our company is about bringing issues concerning the Ghetto to the forefront, essentially giving a voice to the voiceless. We need to have intelligent debates about these issues and stop the practice of casting opposing opinions aside. Social Media will allow that to occur and do so in a big and meaningful way. All the information will be located on the web-sitewww.vybzkartelbook.com,” Individuals can participate via twitter, facebook, blog, the chat room, text message, email or BB.
In a message posted on his website Monday, Tyler Perry announced he is cancelling the remaining live performances of his Madea play because bootleggers are buying and reselling show tickets at inflated prices, sometimes two or three times face value, he said. “I set a ticket price for the show starting at $25…so that everyone could get a chance to come out and see the show,”
He said he’s dealt with bootleggers for years, but this is the worst he’s ever faced. Perry also said people claim to be him online, advertising and selling tickets to fake meet and greet parties.
“DON’T FALL FOR THIS!” he wrote. “That’s not me.”
A clearly frustrated Perry wrote, “Why are people so evil? Why can’t people just get legitimate jobs and stop trying to do the wrong thing all the time?” He apologized to fans and promised they would receive refunds, but said of the cancellations: “my hands are tied.”
Perry said this would be the last live Madea tour and apologized again to those who won’t be able to see it.
If today is your birthday, you share it with the following Celebs..
Donald Glover- 29 (He plays Troy Barnes on “Community” and raps under the stage name Childish Gambino.)
T.I. – 32
Will Smith – 44 (Still fresh)
Scottie Pippen – 47
MARK HAMILL- 61 (Luke Skywalker.
Barbara Walters – 83 (“The View’s”.)