Monthly archive September, 2013

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas “Give It To Har”

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas "Give It To Har"

Send Me A Badder Gyul

Vegas drops the official video to his latest scorcher “Give It To Har” off his Bruk It Down 2.o album.  As expected the video is laden with women ranging from the slim goodas to the mampies dem. You think you have what it takes to deal with Vegas? Hit The Jump To Find Out… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

Well They Say Guinness Is Good For Your Back, And Apparently Your Ears

Arthur Guinness was a man who made great things happen, he created a beer that is still beloved by the world 250 years later and of course the Caribbean. Guinness has found its name called in many a Dancehall tune, often stated as the drink of choice to give you that extra bit of stamina incase you decide to get into some trouble with your lady friend later. To commemorate this auspicious occasion 55 countries across the globe pour up a pint and take in some good music and since we’re talking about the Caribbean, great music. Last night in Kingston an all-star cast comprising of Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, Bunji Garlin with his beautiful wife Fay Ann, Aidonia and lastly Nature serenaded spectators and those who were lucky enough to catch the simulcast. What’s that? You missed it? Don’t fret Boomshots has you covered, simply Hit The Jump For Videos Of All The Performances…  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Orezi “Rihanna” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Orezi "Rihanna" Official Music Video

Naija Pop Banger About a Girl Who Looks Just Like RiRi 

You may not know the name Orezi yet, but it rhymes with “crazy.” In Lagos, Nigeria they call him the “Ghen Ghen Master.” He’s put up his like “Booty Bounce” and “I No Fit Lie,” but this song—about a girl who makes him say “na na na” and to whom he wants to give his “ba na na”—looks like his biggest yet. “I am into music to make my mark and leave my foot prints,” he recently told one South African blog. “I am glad that South Africans and Nigerians resident here accepted my music and they have showed me so much love that I am overwhelmed. I never knew that ‘Rihanna’ is an anthem here like it is in Nigeria, for that I give glory to God and my management companies, Sprisal Records and Synergy Entertainment.” They’ve spared no expense on this jiggy video, complete with a canary-yellow Lambo that’s almost as pretty as the leading lady. Somebody needs to remix this tune cause it feels like something that could cross over in a big way. Video After The Jump…

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Popcaan Interview: “Vybz Kartel Put Me To The World”

Popcaan Interview: "Vybz Kartel Put Me To The World"

Hotskull Talks About His Debut Album And Sends His Respects To The Worl’ Boss

Fresh off the stage at his Danchall Night performance on Reggae Sumfest Popcaan sits down with Reshma B for a chat. He says his new album will be all about raving although there will be a likkle bit of raving vibes on there. He even treats Boomshots to an acapella sneak preview of “Where I’m From.” And of course he bigs up Addi his daddy, making a point of restating that it was Kartel who brought him to the world’s attention. As a wise man once said, loyalty over royalty. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Vybz Kartel Speaks From Behind Bars: “Betrayed Is The Order of the Day”

Vybz Kartel Speaks From Behind Bars: "Betrayed Is The Order of the Day"

A Few Words From The Worl’ Boss

Earlier this week Tads Records released a triple album entitled Kartel Forever: The Trilogy. The album includes 60 tracks, ranging from some of Kartel’s most popular hits—such as “Touch A Button,” “Benz Punany,” “Cake Soap,” “Ramping Shop” ft. Spice, and “Straight Jeans and Fitted”—to new and unreleased songs such as “School,” on which Kartel advises youths “don’t bleach your face,” and  “Business,” which has been mashing up dances across Jamaica—and also stirring up controversy about whether the artist has been recording music from his jail cell. (Kartel has been incarcerated for nearly two years, charged with two murders. He’s since been found not guilty on the first of these cases, and he expects to face trial for the second case this November.) “I want to thank all my supporters for your love and unfailing support throughout these trying times,” Kartel stated in a press release accompanying the new album. “Even though I am incarcerated, I am still up to the time. This album shows that I get stronger with each passing second. Tad’s plus Adidjaheim Records is a sick formula and the result is Kartel Forever: Trilogy. Worl’ Boss fullstop!” To help support his album roll-out Kartel agreed to answer a few questions relayed via reliable links close to the artist. But just when things seemed to be looking up for the dancehall “Worl’ Boss,” his cell was raided last week by police investigating the murder of producer Patrick “Roach” Samuels, Kartel’s former road manager. Two cellular phones, a  DVD player, and thumb drives were confiscated and any hopes for a dialogue with Kartel seemed to be dashed. But just this morning we received answers to some of the questions we submitted prior to the police raid. We are publishing them exactly as they came to us without editing.  Email Interview After The Jump…

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Tad Dawkins Speaks On Vybz Kartel’s New Album “These are stuff he recorded before he was locked away”

Tad Dawkins Speaks On Vybz Kartel's New Album "These are stuff he recorded before he was locked away"

Earlier this week Tads Records released a triple album entitled Kartel Forever: The Trilogy. The album includes 60 tracks, ranging from some of Kartel’s most popular hits—such as “Cake Soap,” “Ramping Shop” ft. Spice, and “Straight Jeans and Fitted”—to unreleased songs such as “School,” on which Kartel advises youths “don’t bleach your face,” and “Business,” which has been mashing up dances across Jamaica—and also stirring up controversy about whether the artist has been recording music from his jail cell. (Kartel has been incarcerated for nearly two years, charged with two murders. Interview After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: King Addies Presents Rodney Price AKA Bounty Killer Dubplate Mix

HEAR THIS: King Addies Presents Rodney Price AKA Bounty Killer Dubplate Mix

Addies Bad From Dem Time Till Now, Who Nuh Like It Defend It 

The Biltmore Era is known as the Golden Era and most competitive period of the Sound Clash Industry extending from the late ’80s to 1996. Such clashes were kept in four major venues throughout New York City—Tilden Ballroom, Starlite Ballroom, Flamingo Ballroom and most importantly the Biltmore Ballroom. As the “Mecca” of the industry, the era contained many talented and entertaining sound systems all of which rightfully deserve their place in the history books. However, none has been more dominant and respected as King Addies. They were the sound that made upcoming selectors believe that you didn’t have to be a Jamaican based sound system to make it to the top of the industry. Of all the artists represented in their devastating dubplate collection, one loomed larger than all the others: The Warlord, a.k.a. Bounty Killer.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Schoolboy Q “Banger (Mosh Pit)”

HEAR THIS: Schoolboy Q "Banger (Mosh Pit)"

Boom Shocka-Lock Boom Budy Bye Bye Bye

Kendrick Lamar of Tog Dawg Entertainment has already expressed his desire to musically murder all competition. Now his TDE bredren Schoolboy Q is back with a beat produced by tHe renegades and mixed By Ali that’s fit for soundbwoy killing. Q gets right in the mood, licking lyrical shots as the militant drum rolls crank up the tension. This is the hardest thing we’ve heard from SBQ yet, and he makes it perfectly clear that “that bullshit” can go down in any town. How’s that sound? Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Black Lion ft Kat Dahlia & Nyanda “Mash It Up”

HEAR THIS: Black Lion ft Kat Dahlia & Nyanda "Mash It Up"

Kat Sounds Super On The Wizard’s Riddim Inna Cubana Dancehall Stylee

Air horns, dubbed-out keyboards and trap drums announce that the Cubana cutie who gave us “Gangsta” is back at it on some raggamuffin tip. Dahlia’s smoky, sultry voice sounds adorably earnest as she flings down her best Miami patois over a hard-hitting beat courtesy of The Wizard. Black Lion of BLMG and Nyanda of Brick & Lace join in the fun and soon everyTING tun up. Just keep in mind that Kat & them “don’t give a ____.” Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Bugle “Unnecessary Hype”

HEAR THIS: Bugle "Unnecessary Hype"

Come To Think Of It, Is Hype Ever Necessary? 

Bugle unleashes a tune on Cashflow Productions’ Better Way Riddim entitled “Unnecessary Hype.” As its title appropriately states, the tune deals with people’s tendency to overhype themselves over certain things. Money, cars, girls—all these things are unnecessary hype for Bugle. He only gets hype off of one thing: Jah. Tune After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Gyptian “Sex, Love & Reggae” Mixtape

HEAR THIS: Gyptian "Sex, Love & Reggae" Mixtape

Who Says Gyptian Only Makes Love Songs 

Known for his soulful voice, most would expect a Gyptian mixtape to be full of nothing but love songs or songs dedicated to women in general; not that there’s anything wrong with that. Love is a beautiful thing, and some would argue that music is “all about the girls.” On his just released “Sex, Love & Reggae” mix Gyptian makes sure to drop something for all reggae lovers, but the real treat is that Gyptian choose to pair his soothing voice over some classic riddims. Add this to your Hump Day playlist and thank us later. Stream And Download After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Patra “Bad In Bed”

HEAR THIS: Patra "Bad In Bed"

When The Queen of The Pack Links With The A Team—Bare Badness

When Lady Patra got down with Epic Records in the early 90s she helped bring the sexiness of dancehall music straight into pop culture with smash hits like “Queen of the Pack” and “Romantic Call” featuring Yo-Yo. After stepping out of the spotlight, Patra’s back in the studio with A Team producer Rellee Hayden, the maesto behind Mr. Vegas’s certified boomshot “Mus Come A Road.” As soon as Patra starts riding the “Pleasure & Pain” riddim with her sultry voice, it ain’t hard to tell that these two have cooked up a straight banger. Look out ladies, Patra’s coming back hard. Audio After The Jump… Read more »