Monthly archive January, 2014

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Barrington Levy “Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Barrington Levy "Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)"

Trouble Double Double

Yesterday we gave you a listen to Barrington’s latest entitled “Rosie.” If you haven’t noticed, Barrington has been dealing with Rosie since the beginning of his career, most notably on his 1985 classic “Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway).” Take a trip down memory lane – Tune After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Barrington Levy “Rosie”

HEAR THIS: Barrington Levy "Rosie"

Barrington Hasn’t Lost A Step When It Comes To The Ladies 

Barrington Levy has been to the rodeo a couple times, so any trick you try to pull against him, he’s probably already saw it coming. All he’s looking for is a little romance, not the bag of long talking and game playing, so Rosie, stop beating around the bush and give the man some loving. Tune After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Chronixx “Here Comes Trouble” for BBC 1Xtra

WATCH THIS: Chronixx "Here Comes Trouble" for BBC 1Xtra

Chronixx Performs Here Comes Trouble For BBC 1Xtra At Tuff Gong Studios Jamaica

Reggae phenom Chronixx performs his hit tune “Here Comes Trouble” accompanied by his Zinc Fence Band, live at the renowned Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica courtesy of David Rodigan and BBC 1Xtra. Video After The Jump… Read more »

QQ at Wet Wet Wednesdayz: “It’s About To Go Down”

QQ at Wet Wet Wednesdayz: "It's About To Go Down"

Mr. One Drop Chops It Up With Reshma B

Live from Kingston, Jamaica, direct from the river side in Caymanas Park, dancehall star QQ chops it up with the ReggaeGirlAboutTown before jumping in the water and wetting up the place himself. The not-quite-20-year-old artist who brought us “One Drop” in 2013 talks about his latest smash, “Mosquito Net”—and gives Reshma B a quick lesson in how to do the dance (as well as a crash course in how young dancehall stars deal with the ladies). QQ also shares some of his plans for 2014—including a “major” 20th birthday party, and more work with his charitable foundation to uplift underprivileged and disabled children. He even previews his latest release, “Dutty Heart,” a special request to all the haters. Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: IBC (Island Boy Cartel) Feat. Kardinal, Assassin, And Raekwon “Pretty Paper (Primo mix)”

HEAR THIS: IBC (Island Boy Cartel) Feat. Kardinal, Assassin, And Raekwon "Pretty Paper (Primo mix)"

Some Will Kill Dem Neighbour For That Pretty Pretty Paper

Kardinal Offishall taps Raekwon and Assassin (Agent Sasco) for “Pretty Paper.” The dancehall tune weaves in boom-bap where both Raekwon and Assassin flex their lyrical muscle over Premier’s signature blends. “Money talk, stop the bag a long chatting.” Tune After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jah Cure “Wake Up” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Jah Cure "Wake Up" Official Music Video

IyaCure Keeps On Beating The Drums of Righteousness

“Jah Children Wake Up and stop walk in your sleep”! sings Jah Cure as he beats the bongo drum while the Binghi fire blazes in the latest video from Iyacure Productions. This standout cut on the Sweet Personality Riddim, produced by Nature’s Way Entertainment, has been crying out for a powerful visual treatment, and finally it’s here. The video, directed by Skanka, closes with Marcus Garvey’s inspirational words: “Work to make the dream a possibility within another generation.” How many wake-up calls do you need? Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Gyptian “Stuck” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Gyptian "Stuck" PREMIERE

Ricky Blaze Blesses Gyppy With Another Banger

The last time Gyptian stopped by Ricky Blaze’s Brooklyn basement studio, the result was a worldwide certified gold dancehall classic called “Hold Yuh.” Since that time we have not witnessed their musical chemistry—until today. Boomshots is proud to premiere “Stuck,” a new song by Gyptian produced by Ricky Blaze. And just like their last collaboration, this tune is guaranteed to get Stuck in your brain. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Boomshots Cosign: Why Beres Hammond Should Win Best Reggae Album Grammy And Why He Probably Won’t

Boomshots Cosign: Why Beres Hammond Should Win Best Reggae Album Grammy And Why He Probably Won't

The soulful voice of Beres Hammond, the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” has captured our full attention since his 1976 Willie Lindo produced debut “Soul Reggae.” Now, with his 26th studio album, One Love, One Life (VP records), nominated for a “Best Reggae Album” Grammy (the second nomination of his remarkable career), Beres provides the ultimate love experience with 20 skillfully crafted songs for music lovers to enjoy. Taking the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 10 Reggae Albums chart, and being noted by Rolling Stone as “one of the best albums of a four-decade-long career,” Beres’ latest album proves this artist continues to hone his craft, getting better with time. However will this album receive the Grammy it so richly deserves during today’s ceremony in Los Angeles? Beres faces some tough competition this year. However the final decision rests in the hands of the Grammy Voting Committee and as a member of this Committee, the Recording Academy and expert in music, Rob Kenner breaks down how the process works in Complex Magazine’s “Hate Me Now: What Its Like To Be A Grammy Voter.” In this article he bravely reveals the secrets that make it less likely that such a strong album will  be selected. Story Continues After The Jump…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cutty Ranks “Who Seh Me Dun” & “Limb By Limb”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cutty Ranks "Who Seh Me Dun" & "Limb By Limb"

Yesterday we gave you a listen to DJ Green Lantern & DJ Craze’s “Rocket Launcher” mix  which featured samples from Dancehall bad man Cutty Ranks, so it was only fair that today for our Flashback Friday series we pull out not one, but two Cutty tracks. The 1993 hit “Limb By Limb” a sound bwoy clash favorite and “Who Seh Me Dun” off his acclaimed 1996 “Six Million Ways To Die” Album. You wan test the rocket launcher? Tunes After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)”

HEAR THIS: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley "Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)"

Gongzilla Raises Thought-Provoking Questions About the Real Gangsta Life

Sometime after midnight tonight Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will be taking the stage at Rebel Salute, Jamaica’s biggest roots reggae festival, which kicks off place just outside Ocho Rios. This morning he’s blessed us with a brand-new tune on the big bad “Rootsman Riddim.” The song asks a simple yet profound question to all those living (or glamorizing) the gunman life. “Is It Worth It?” As you would expect from Gongzilla, the lyrics are catchy, carefully crafted, and creatively thought-provoking, exploring all the nooks and crannies of a real gunman’s life, from his family troubles to his financial pressures. “Does he get nervous just like you and I? Watching out as the police pass by?” Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Green Lantern & Craze “Rocket Launcher”

HEAR THIS: Green Lantern & Craze "Rocket Launcher"

The Evil Genius Links With Craze On A Mad Reggae Refix

NYC’s own DJ Green Lantern links with Miami’s Dj Craze on a well, crazy reggae refix. Green and Craze combine the sounds of Dancehall, Trap, Moombah under samples of Cutty Ranks’ Who Seh Me Dun” and “Limb By Limb” into a track they call “Rocket Launcher.” Sound Bwoy Fi Dead! Tune After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano “Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)”

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano "Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)"

Double M Is About To Destroy The Road With This One

Machel and Precision Productions collide once more and they’re are committed in destroying everything in their path. Don’t worry they’ll fix everything right up after. Presenting the “Ministry Of Road,” or M.O.R. as its commonly known will mash up any road, anywhere, day or night. Do you have a road that’s in need of a little mashing up? Call M.O.R. now! Tune After The Jump… Read more »