Mr. Easy Pon Radio Lily

Crucial Dancehall Singer Nices Up Strictly Boomshots

Last week on the Strictly Boomshots show we were blessed by the presence of a true veteran in the dancehall business. Talking about the man called Mr. Easy aka Easy like Sunday morning. You know his tunes like “She Drives Me Crazy” on the big bad Buyout riddim. And you heard his latest release, the summer banger “Fly Away” Ft. Beenie Man right here on Boomshots. But did you know that he used to kick it with Christopher Wallace back in Jamaica before he grew up to become Biggie Smalls? Or that he won Showtime at the Apollo? Or that he was featured on a Big Daddy Kane album? Half the story has never been told.
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Assassin Pon Radio Lily

Assassin Pon Radio Lily

Agent Sasco Nices Up The Strictly Boomshots Show—And Shaggy Drops By To Turn It Up Another Notch

This past Monday the #StrictlyBoomshots show celebrated International Reggae Day inna fine style by welcoming Assassin as our special guest. The veteran dancehall star and lyricist extraordinaire has been in the spotlight lately thanks to his ruff, tuff feature on Kanye West’s critically acclaimed album, Yeezus. Agent Sasco kicked it live on for over an hour—talking about his Yeezy collabo, previewing some of his latest dancehall releases, and freestyling over all types of versions. Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any better, diamond-certified superstar Shaggy grabbed the mic and took the vibes to a whole nother level. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Mighty Crown Pon Radio Lily

 The Far East Rulers Came Through To Rock SOBs—And the Tour Continues
Mighty Crown came together 22 years ago with a love for foundation reggae music. These friends from Yokohama, Japan started producing sound mixes in 1991 and then began participating in sound clashes before establishing a legacy as mighty as their name. In 1999 they became Japanese Sound Clash Champion and then went on to win several sound clashes in the United Kingdom, United States and in the Caribbean. They teamed up with Irish and Chin Entertainment in 2000 to expand their international relations. These creative business men have earned endorsement deals with Nike Sportswear, New Era and Clarks. Moreover, in 2006 Mighty Crown teamed up with Nike Sportswear to design some of the highest selling custom-made sneakers. This collaboration produced a line of footwear made for royalty with the luster of pattern leather and block design patterns. They also own “Lifestyle Records” record company and have collaborated with many reggae and hip-hop artists on shows such as “Back to the Hardcore” and Reggae Sai (“Sai” means festival in Japanese).

First stop in New York for the Far East Rulers aka Mighty Crown was Radio Lily’s “Strictly Boomshots” show for a live interview with Rob Kenner and Mighty Crown selectors Sami-T and Masta Simon, who spoke about the night when Drake passed through their dance in Toronto. Next stop was the legendary Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s) for a highly anticipated concert. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Damian Marley Pon Radio Lily

Gongzilla Calls In To The Strictly Boomshots Show
Last night on, Damian Marley dialed in to the Strictly Boomshots show to reason with Rob Kenner about the new Ghetto Youths International album Set Up Shop Vol. 1  He also gave his thoughts on the recent Bob Marley tribute at the Grammys and his latest release, “Dem Neva Mek It.”  Audio After The Jump…

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Strictly Boomshots Lovers Selection

Valentine’s Day Vibes From Radio Lily With Love
Love never goes out of season, but on a day like today it’s all anybody seems to be thinking about. That’s why this week’s Strictly Boomshots show is strictly for the lovers. So light the candles, pour the wine, and throw on this 3 hour mix to set the mood. Just don’t be surprised when the ting tun up. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Chronixx Pon Radio Lily

Chronixx Flashes Through NYC And Nices Up The Strictly Boomshots Show

For some reason Chronixx decided to leave sunny Jamaica and head for snowy NYC this weekend. Luckily he found his way to Radio Lily, where Max Glazer and DJ Autograph were holding down the Strictly Boomshots show. Listen to him freestyling on some Studio One gems and touching his breakthrough hit “Behind Curtain” on a different type of riddim. Video and Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Romain Virgo “I Am Rich In Love” Pon Radio Lily

Live & Direct From The Strictly Boomshots Show
selector romain BOOMIt’s hard to believe that Miss Lily’s Variety is only a year old. It already feels like an NYC institution. Just think of all the magic moments that have gone down on RadioLily. This week the Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1 CD hits stores, including cuts from many of the great artists who have passed through to nice up the place. Let’s take a look back at one of those very special nights… Video After The Jump…

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I-Octane Pon Radio Lily “Me Ting Global, So De Ting Set”

I-Octane Pon Radio Lily "Me Ting Global, So De Ting Set"

Octane Passes Through The Strictly Boomshots Show—It Siiiick

If you didn’t know I-Octane was on a mission to Conquer the Globe, consider this your first and last warning. The dancehall singjay who’s been blazing Jamrock for the past seven years or so has set his sights on outernational acclaim. Conquer The Globe is actually the name of Octane’s new production company, and if you’ve been paying any attention to his career thus far, then you know Octane is an extrordinarily focused individual who usually accomplishes what he sets out to do. Early last year he released his debut album, Crying To The Nation, an outstanding suite of tunes that was critically acclaimed but criminally slept-on by the general public due to lackluster promotion and limited radio play. At the close of 2012, he blessed his fans with a free mixtape called Thankful, which served notice that Octane. Since then he’s dropped yet another banger called “Gal A Gimmi Bun” that’s rocking the streets of Kingston as you read this. Just before heading down to Rebel Salute, Octane passed through the Strictly Boomshots show for some reasoning and a wicked freestyle or two. It Siiiiick.  Audio and Video After The Jump… Read more »

Johnny Osbourne & Tarrus Riley Rock Miss Lily’s Variety Anniversary Bash

Last Night Come In Like A Stage Show

Last night Miss Lily’s Variety and Melvin’s Juice Box celebrated its first anniversary in fine style with an all-day party that was broadcast live on The place was packed with reggae royalty from early out. Dean Fraser and Tarrus Riley mingled with Clive Chin and Carol Dodd, who blessed the place with some amazing never-before-heard Studio One rarities (including “In My Fathers House” and “Ungodly King” by Dennis Brown, a new version of “Gorgon” by Cornell Campbell, “Mix It Up” by J.D. Smoothe, and the original “Shank-I-Sheck” instrumental by Roy Burroughs). Noel Alphonso, son of the late great Roland Alphonso (whose birthday was also last night) was in the place along with the whole Miss Lily’s family to enjoy one-of-a-kind live performances by the one and only Johnny Osbourne and Tarrus Riley—up close and personal with DJ Max Glazer at the controls. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Miss Lily’s Variety Celebrates First Anniversary

Miss Lily's Variety Celebrates First Anniversary

Let’s Look Back At Some of the Most Memorable Radio Lily Moments So Far

They’ve been Playing the Peoples’ Music Night and Day for 364 days already. Tomorrow hits the first year milestone in a big way with the legendary Johnny Osbourne live and direct and other special guests passing through. Make sure to catch The Best of Strictly Boomshots 2012 Saturday at 7pm. But for now, here are some of our favorite RadioLily moments so far. Audio After The Jump….

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HEAR THIS: Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1 “Megamix”

DJ Max Glazer Makes The Music Play—Right Away!

Miss Lily’s hasn’t been around much more than a year, but the Houston Street hotspot is already an NYC institution, bringing yardstyle food, music, and vibes to Gotham City residents. When the good folks at aren’t playing the people’s music (night and day) or playing host to reggae royalty that passes through Miss Lily’s restaurant (and the next-door chill spot Miss Lily’s Variety / Melvin’s Juicebar) on the regular, they’re hosting art exhibitions, publishing recherche books, and curating reggae-dancehall-soca anthologies like the oh-so-crucial Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1. Peep my liner notes below, and keep clicking for a full track list and a taste of DJ Max Glazer’s murderous megamix.   Audio After The Jump…

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Romain Virgo Album Release Party

All Roads Lead To Miss Lily’s, Where Romain Virgo Will Perform Live On The Strictly Boomshots Show

Tonight at Miss Lily’s Variety in NYC, see why the critics are raving about Romain Virgo’s new album The System, when he stops by the Strictly Boomshots show. This one is not to be missed. So if you can’t pass through, make sure you tune in to Read more »