The King may be gone but his legend lives on… and we don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone. While many in his own homeland took Michael Jackson’s staggering brilliance for granted, MJ gets maximum respect in the dancehall, where a big bumbaclaat tune is a big bumbaclaat tune, no matter how dem chat. So here comes a set of classical MJ selections in a different style and pattern. Strictly Boomshots.
At 2pm this past Tuesday afternoon, the mercilessly hilarious, always controversial dancehall artist/satirist/ghettologist duo known as Twin of Twins were arrested on Half Way Tree Road in Kingston JA. Read more »
Original Wailer says Beenie, Bounty, and Sean Paul are “Lollipop Stuff.”
When it comes to living legends, nobody can test Neville Livingston a.k.a. Bunny Wailer. At age 62, Bunny’s the last man standing from the original Wailing Wailers trio that put reggae music on the map internationally. Jah B recently announced plans to offer his entire back catalog for online download in association with Zojak World Wide, and as part of the promotional push, he took time out to reason with Boomshots.com. Needless to say, it was a lively conversation (check VIBE’s August issue for more highlights). Meanwhile, here’s a little taste of his thoughts about the state of reggae music. Who the cap fit, let them wear it. Read more »
From Big Ship Studio Kingston, JA to Santos Party House NYC
Brother 2 brother, here’s Chino live in session with Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, plus the Big Ship Family live on stage in NYC doing the big tune “From Morning” plus a thing called “Bad Mind.” Strictly Boomshots.com.
For all those who thought Trini music was nothing but soca and steel pan, think again. 3 Canal have been on some Public Enemy ish for 12 years now and they’re still out here making history every day. “Rapso man want to right the wrongs; Rapso man bring Babylon down.” Let off…
Just got back from Trinidad Fashion Week (stay tuned for the photos) but they weren’t playing any soca at all. Started reminiscing a few months back to carnival season and I had to rock this Top 10 for old-times sake. Read more »