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HEAR THIS: Kreema “Don’t You Worry” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Kreema "Don't You Worry" PREMIERE

“If It Ain’t OK… It Ain’t The End”

Two years ago we introduced you to K’Reema, the talenter singer and songwriter whose father happens to be dancehall legend Yellowman. Proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, K’Reema continues to show musical talent and ambition to make her voice heard to the world. Fast forward to 2019 and K’Reema is now the CEO of Yellowbaby Records, her new record label, which signed her dad to a recording cocntract. Both Yellowman and K’Reema are expected to release an album this summer. Check out her first single, a powerful message delivered via delicate vocals over a gorgeous one drop rhythm. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Marley Brothers Ready to Blaze at Third Annual Kaya Fest

Marley Brothers Ready to Blaze at Third Annual Kaya Fest

Born on 420, Stephen “Ragga” Marley Invites You To A Blazing Birthday Celebration

Now in its third year, Kaya Fest was launched with a mission that goes beyond music. Don’t mistake this event for just a “smoke out.” Yes the festival kicks off on April 20, which is also Stephen Marley’s birthday—and just happens to coincide with 4/20, the official herbalists’ holiday. But Kaya Fest’s stated purpose is “Education before Recreation.” More specifically, the festival’s goal is “to educate the people of the many uses of this plant as well as to inspire and encourage positive public awareness.” But of course music and herb is a perfect combination, and nobody pairs them better than the Marley family. Story Continues After The Jump… Read more »

The Long-Term Impact of Buju’s Long Walk To Freedom

The Long-Term Impact of Buju's Long Walk To Freedom

Buju Banton’s epic homecoming at Jamaica’s National Stadium ushers in a new era for reggae & dancehall music.

“My destination is homeward bound,” sang Buju Banton on stage at Jamaica’s National Stadium in the heart of Kingston. “Though forces try hold I down. Breaking chains has become the norm. I know I must get through no matter what a gwaan.” As the Grammy-winning reggae icon performed his song “Destiny,” a hit single from the 1997 album Inna Heights, the words took on added resonance due to the enormity of the occasion—a homecoming celebration for a living legend who’d been gone too long. Continued After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jahaziel Myrie “Leave Dem Alone” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Jahaziel Myrie "Leave Dem Alone" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Buju’s Son Is Learning Fast And Sharing The Lessons

Shortly before his appearance at the highly anticipated “Long Walk To Freedom” concert, Jahaziel Myrie shared some real talk on his Instagram. Posting a black square with big white letters, he sent a clear message: “Everyone please to come out DM.” The caption went into more detail, stating “I’ve seen my followers going up jus for the hypocrites,” and asking people to please “support me for my music.” It was only right for the young artist to focus himself before last night’s performance. Fresh off gracing the big stage at Jamaica’s National Stadium, Jahziel blesses the Boomshots massive with some fresh visuals for his new release “Leave Dem Alone,” a song that’s all about steering clear of fake friends and embracing #PositiveVibesOnly. It looks like Buju’s son is making his own way and learning important lessons too. As Jahaziel sings on the track, “Give them your all and them hurt you. Ah no every smile mean something good.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Bulby x Christopher Martin x Beenie Man “Lots of Signs” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Bulby x Christopher Martin x Beenie Man "Lots of Signs" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Brand New Visuals Off The Master Blaster Album

Originally recorded for Sugar Minott’s Youth Promotion label, “Lots of Sign” was one of those extra-special tracks that made Tenor Saw a legend of Jamaican Music. The song’s timeless message, encouraging listeners to “face reality all the time,” inspired producer and engineer extraordinaire Colin “Bulby York” to update the tune on his recent Master Blaster project. “It was an honor get Chris and Beenie Man to rework this Tenor Saw classic,” says Bulby who blesses the Boomshots massive with today’s exclusive premiere. “Now the video will document the vibes for eternity.” Having worked with many of the legends of Jamaican music—as well as international acts like Chaka Khan, No Doubt, and Rihanna—Bulby chose Christopher Martin for the lead vocal. “When I was first contacted, it was awesome to receive that call,” says Martin, “and then it was incredible to find out that Beenie Man was included on it.” The Doctor offered a similar diagnosis of the process: “Working with Bulby is always magic—mi longtime friend,” says Beenie. “Is like Chris ah mi bredda. We just show up and boom! It done. One take. Laughs and vibes.” As for the video itself? Martin describes the shoot as “effortless,” adding that “the final product really tied everything together. Now I’m just looking forward to people watching it and loving it as much as I do.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

Fresh Off Collab With Alkaline, Kranium Announces International “Hotel Tour” Dates

Fresh Off  Collab With Alkaline, Kranium Announces International "Hotel Tour" Dates

Kranium Picks Jamaican Star Jada Kingdom As Opening Act

Revealing his brand new tour itinerary exclusively to Boomshots, Kranium was in a celebratory mood–and this time everybody haffi know! “Ladies you already know the deal,” Kranium stated, “pure entertainment!” The NYC-based dancehall star is on a roll after dropping a recent collab, “Just The Style” produced by Jamaican hitmaker DJ Frass. “‘Just the Style’ is just our reality, when we steppin hot gyal want to link up,” Kranium explained of the concept behind the tune. He also tapped rising Jamaican tour Jada Kingdom as his opening act on select dates of this must see tour.Tour Dates, Link And Latest Video After The Jump… Read more »

Buju Banton Lays “Boom Bye Bye” Controversy To Rest

Buju Banton Lays "Boom Bye Bye" Controversy To Rest

Gargamel Declares “Love and Hate can never Be friends,” Removes Decades-Old Song From Streaming Platforms

Even before Buju Banton’s return home to Jamaica, there were signs that the Grammy-winning reggae icon was determined to make a fresh start. Three weeks prior to his release, the artist shared a statement on his Instagram making clear his intention to leave all contreversy in the past. “In light of the adversity I have encountered, I feel the need to stress that my only desire going forward is peace and love,” Buju wrote. “I only want to be associated with my craft. Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music. I just want to continue making music, which I’ve devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me.” Exactly what prompted this sentiment was left open to interpretation, but since that time Buju has quietly made moves to back up this talk with action. Without fanfare he pulled the song “Boom Bye Bye,” which has led to so much criticism over the years, including protests and canceled shows. The track—which he has not performed live since the mid 2000s—is no longer available on Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal. And yesterday, Buju issued a statement to explain why he made this move. Statement After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jemere Morgan “Troddin” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Jemere Morgan "Troddin" Official Music Video PREMIERE

“Don’t know where I’m going, but I’m going far…”

How time flies when you’re troddin’ along! Hard to believe it’s been five years since Jemere Morgan was a brand new voice on the scene, dropping his Jemere’s Jukebox project and letting his voice ring out on singles like “International Love.” Now here it is 2019, and Gramps Morgan’s son has grown a little taller, his dreadlocks are a little longer, and his sound has matured. Jemere describes his new single, “Troddin,” as “a journey through my developmental stages in music.” Produced by Matthieu Bost, who previously worked with Chronixx on “Skankin Sweet,” “Troddin” marks a continuation of a lifelong journey for the young singer. “I’ve toured around the world with my family Morgan Heritage and had the gift of learning,” he says. “From the business side of music and ultimately to what it takes to be a hard-working, inspiring artist. Most importantly as a young man, I’ve learned to carry the principles of manners, respect, and humility everywhere that I go. From a kid, I was always known for being a rebel soul—and to me, being a rebel soul A.K.A. ‘being a nomad’ gives you a sense of consciousness, freedom & understanding in Life.” Boomshots is proud to premiere the video today, a journey down a beautiful road. Check out the visuals and some more words from Jemere after the jump. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Koffee Previews “Rapture” EP at Tuff Gong Studios

Koffee Previews "Rapture" EP at Tuff Gong Studios

Koffee’s Music Makes “Everybody Lift Up Like Helicopter”

Bob Marley’s legendary Tuff Gong Studios was the location for an exclusive preview of Koffee’s highly anticipated debut EP, Rapture. The artist born Mikayla Simpson—who just turned 19 last February 16–first popped up on Rebel Salute 2018 as a guest of Cocoa Tea and has been hot like a thermos since the release of her single “Toast” late last year. Born in Spanish Town, Koffee was inspired by artists as diverse as Protoje and Supercat, and has been cosigned by Chronixx, who appeared alongside her on a freestyle video shot in this very same studio. Tuff Gong packed with Jamaican media and Boomshots’ own Reggae Girl About Town Reshma B was there soaking up the vibes. Check out her on-the-scene interview with Koffee and a surprise guest who attended the listening. Video & Interview After The Jump… Read more »

Shaggy & Sting Win Grammy for Best Reggae Album, And Also Burn Badmind

Shaggy & Sting Win Grammy for Best Reggae Album, And Also Burn Badmind

“It’s nice to be nominated… But it’s better to win!”


Dancehall reggae hitmaker Shaggy was honored twice at the 61st Grammy Awards, held yesterday in Los Angeles. Honor #1: The seven-time Grammy nominee was tapped to host the Grammy Premiere Ceremony, the day’s first round of award presentations, which was live-streamed from the Microsoft Theater, directly across the street from the Staples Center where the televised portion of the Grammy Awards took place. Honor #2: Shaggy’s collaborative project with Sting, 44/876, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. It was Shaggy’s second career win (his Boombastic album won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1995) and Sting’s 16th. “They always say about the Grammys that it’s nice to be nominated,” Shaggy said while accepting the award. “I’m telling you right now, it’s better to win!” Interview After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Dennis Brown “No Man Is An Island” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Dennis Brown "No Man Is An Island" PREMIERE

Unreleased Classic off Fatis Tapes In The Oven Vol. 2

When a young Dennis Emannuel Brown made his way to Jamaica’s legendary Studio One, he sang songs that laid the foundation for his legacy as the Crown Prince of Reggae. One of the earliest gems he cut for Coxsone Dodd was “No Man Is An Island,” a powerful single that became the title track for his 1972 album of the same name. A quarter century later D. Brown remade the tune for the late great producer Philip Fatis Burrell. Backed by the Firehouse Crew, Dennis Brown sounds older and wiser and he delivers lyrics of truth that have stood the test of time. This crucial mid-’90s update has never been released before, but thanks to producer Kareem Burrell it will now see the light of day on Fatis Tapes In The Oven Vol. 2. With this important reissue series, Remus carries on his father’s legacy while sharing beautiful music with the world. Give thanks.

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HEAR THIS: Jahazeil Myrie “Do Good” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Jahazeil Myrie "Do Good" PREMIERE

“Watch how you deal with people,” sings Jahazeil Myrie over dreamy production by his younger brother Jahleel. “Blame yourself before you blame others,” the young artist advises. “Cause ah your choice when the good matters / It’s right in front  your eye—time to realize / Have to do good fe good things reach you.” Today Boomshots proudly premieres a brand new tune on Leelo Records’ Virtue Riddim. Audio After The Jump… 


Sounding wise beyond his years, the 21-year-old artist drops gems on this track, sharing what sounds like hard-earned wisdom. While blessing us with the exclusive premiere, Jahzeil shared the inspiration for his latest release. “What inspire me to write this song is just choices what people makes in life,” Jahazeil reasons. “The good and the bad combine together.”

Without further ado, check the vibes right here, exclusively on Boomshots:

Shout out to Jahazeil and  Jahleel along with their brother Markus. Nice to see Buju Banton’s youths doing good & carrying on the Gargamel’s musical legacy in their own ways.

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