Tan Tuddy And Wine Up Yuh Body
Ladies be advised: Don’t bring your man to the dancehall unless you know you’ve got him on lock. When it comes to badness, some of these dancehall girls have it galore. Boomshots is proud to premiere the brand new video from MD Music Group, “Bad Till You Buck” directed by Michael Burbridge aka Biggz Ship. Mario C on the track. Beenie on the mic. Good girls watch out—some bad gyal deh bout. And make sure you peep the bonus cut, “Whine And Mash Up the Place.” EveryTING tun up. Video After The Jump… Read more »
Bunji Can’t Shake The Carnival Feeling
Let’s face it, Carnival is the greatest show on Earth. I mean come on, days of drinking, partying and all around good vibes what more do you need? It’s because of all that niceness that when it’s over you’re left with a feeling of serious withdrawal and the dreaded “Carnival Tabanca” sets in. This is the exactly what Bunji is stating in his new song (appropriately titled) “Carnival Tabanca,” he yearns for the streets, the atmosphere so much so that its starting to affect his reality. We know how you feel Bunji, Tune After The Jump… Read more »
I-Octane Promises to Shell Down Sumfest
Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night is set to take place on July 25th and it has been announced that I-Octane will be the closing act. I-Octane has performed at Reggae Sumfest for the past three years but this will be the first time he will actually be the one to shut the show down!
I-Octane’s first performance featured a crowd of 5 people but as his act started moving to a later time in the festival, the crowd got larger. This year I-Octane expects to have an extremely large crowd and he will be giving a performance like no other. Though very few details have been released about his performance, he has stated the following: ”This will not be just a 2:30 performance for me. I am coming with a different perspective this year. It is not an ego thing for me anymore. This year will be more like bringing down the curtains in one harmony and unity.”
Reggae Sumfest takes place in Montego Bay on July 21st to July 27th. We look forward to seeing how I-Octane tops his past performances. Video of I-Octane’s past Reggae Sumfest performances after the jump… Read more »
Toots Is Not About To Let This Outrageous Incident Slide
Jamaican music legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals fame has filed a $21 million lawsuit in the bottle-throwing incident that took place during Toots’ performance at the Dominion Riverrock Festival on May 18th. Toots was in the middle of his set when he was hit in the head with a vodka bottle thrown by 19-year-old William Connor Lewis. The drunken moron was seen near the stage drinking out of the vodka bottle before he threw it causing a laceration to Toots’ forehead and face. Toots immediately and walked off the stage and did not return. He was forced to cancel the rest of his tour and return to Jamaica to recuperate from his injuries.
Toots is suing Lewis for $1 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages. The singer is stated to be in extreme emotional distress and the wound on his face has caused permanent scarring. On top of being sued, Lewis faces a felony charge of malicious wounding and has also been let go from Radford University. Though his lawyer states that Lewis is “very remorseful,” Toots has no plans to drop the lawsuit. Check out the video of the incident after the jump… Read more »
To Kick Off Indiggnation’s Summer Tour Lead Singer Protoje Drops A New Mixtape
Jamaican Reggae artiste Protoje, lead singer for The Indiggnation band, just dropped his new mixtape called “Music From My Heart.” Music From My Heart combines tracks from The 8 Year Affair album with additional tracks featuring Sizzla Kalonji, Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx and Jah9. Read more »
We Nah Trade Nothing for the Reggae Roots Rock
The Big Ship brothers are best known for blazing up dancehall tracks. Now they’ve come together to bless lovers of classical reggae with “Roots Sound,” a new song that pays tribute to the musical tradition that allowed their father Freddie McGregor to build up the studio they work in every day. Of course Chino and Di Genius gave the whole thing their own next-generation 2013 flair, all while tipping their hat to their father as well as classic tunes by Dennis Brown and Tony Rebel. Audio After The Jump… Read more »
Aidonia Dethrones Tarrus Riley With Tip Pon Yuh Toe
Aidonia has been on the HYPE TV Top 20 countdown for 11 weeks now and he has finally taken the top spot! Aidonia knocks Tarrus Riley off the number one spot with his hit single, “Tip Pon Yuh Toe.” The Dancehall single features some very, good looking women showing off their best dance moves on the beach. Now, these aren’t your regular two step dance moves so we advise not to watch this video at work!
Check out the countdown and “Tip Pon Yuh Toe” after the jump.
The Wickedest Time When The Rain Start Fall
“The wickedest time when rain start fall,” is probably the most memorable lyric from Ronnie Thwaites’ entire catalog. It’s the first line from his King dancehall classic “Mr. Luxury” voiced on King Jammy’s digital version of the “Real Rock” riddim. Ronnie explains to us the problems females face during a little downpour, some send telegram some send phone call all for a little loving. Well they don’t call it 10 toes weather for nothing. Tune After The Jump… Read more »
Two Reggae Pioneers Meet Up Backstage And Reshma B Is There
Dressed in red from head to toe, the Jamaican dub pioneer, producer and provocateur Lee “Scratch” Perry—aka The Upsetter aka Super Ape aka Pipecock Jaxson—took the stage at Le Poisson Rouge on the final night of Red Bull Music Academy’s recent NYC conference. He was backed by the Subatomic Sound System featuring bassy from Dubblestandart, Larry McDonald on pecussion, Addis Pablo, son of Augustus Pablo, on melodica, the Dub Select Horns and Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound providing the live dub mix. It was one of Scratch’s best live shows in recent memory, his abstract lyrics delivered with maximum focus and a cleverness that belies his reputation as a madman. At age 77, Scratch has inspired countless legends, not least of which is producing many of the songs that shaped Bob Marley and The Wailers’ soul rebel sound. Both Scratch and the Wailers got their start at Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One, and both eventually left to work at Randy’s Studio 17 where Vincent “Randy” Chin and his son Clive—not to mention his wife Miss Pat—produced countless classics in their 17 North Parade recording facility. Scratch would go on to establish, and later burn down, his own Black Ark studio. But when Clive Chin dropped by to check Scratch at his recent NYC show, Reshma B was there to reason with two founding fathers of reggae music. Never one to hold his tongue, Scratch lets loose on certain reggae superstars and those he regards as “Vampires” in the reggae business. Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Video After The Jump… Read more »
Russian, J Capri and Konshens Link On An Explosive Track
Konshens just wrapped his video shoot with Head Concussion’s first lady, J Capri for their red hot Russian produced single “Pull Up To Mi Bumpa.” The video was shot on location at Belmont Road in New Kingston and directed by Ruption from RD Studios. Konshens and Russian are no strangers having previously collaborated on the chart topping single “Good Girl Gone Bad” which featured Tarrus Riley. When asked about the video shoot, Konshens said “J Capri is a bad new artiste, and Subkonshus works very closely with Head Concussion. The song is really a spin off from the song that J Capri did with Charly Blacks. The video is well put together, good fun vibe.” The official Video is set to drop soon exclusively on boomshots.com, in the mean time scroll through the pics and be sure to check out the Tunes After The Jump…
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Popcaan, Beenie Man, Capleton and Assassin All Featured Prominently
Last night an A-list hip-hop crowd—including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Q-Tip, and Busta Rhymes—came out on a rainy Monday night and packed into Milk Studios in Manhattan’s meatpacking district for a chance to hear Kanye West’s long-awaited sixth solo album, Yeezus. Kanye spoke at length before pressing play as fly graphics of air force bombers were projected on the walls. He talked about production by Daft Punk and Young Chop. He talked about guest verses by Chief Keef, King Louie, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. He talked about Rick Rubin’s crucial role in shaping the final project. But one thing he didn’t have to say—because it became very clear after hearing his hard-edged album—is that “Mercy” was not a fluke, and Kanye is becoming a major dancehall fan. We should have known when we heard that subtle Barrington Levy sample on the remix of “I Don’t Like.” Now here comes Yeezus, which has ten tracks in total, four of which feature prominent vocal samples of dancehall stars, including Popcaan (a chopped and screwed portion of his intro to Pusha T’s “Blocka”), Assassin (a new verse), Capleton (“Forward Inna Them Clothes“), and this tune “Send It Up,” featuring a classic Beenie Man cut. Video After The Jump… Read more »
Some of music’s greatest minds in one of the world’s greatest cities
The Red Bull Music Academy pitched up to NYC this year for their annual musical extravaganza. If you’re not familiar with the RBMA then it’s one event to note for the diary. Practically each year since 2002 they have set up shop all over the world for one month to provide a handful of fortunate students who applied for the program to learn the ins and outs of the music biz. Cities so far have ranged from Capetown-South Africa to Spain’s Madrid.
Trust and believe that the energy drink giants (who in 2011 sold 4.6 billion cans of Red Bull) nah cut corners at all! Everyone in NYC knew the team had arrived. Taking over coolest spots in NYC for their events, advertising their entire 31-day schedule in the New York subway (and on giant walls in Williamsburg), not to mention supplying a stand of in-house newspapers filled with quality stories by some of the best journo’s in town, printed fresh to pick up every morning.
So of course we went down to see wha gwan… Full Report Plus Videos After The Jump… Read more »