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Reasoning with DJ Khaled: “I’d Love to Make a Record with Bounty Killer and Mavado”

Reasoning with DJ Khaled: "I'd Love to Make a Record with Bounty Killer and Mavado"

Live From We The Best Studios in Miami, Khaled Talks Mavado, Killer, and Rinses Some Dubs

You already know that all DJ Khaled does is win, win, win no matter what, but did you know the founder and CEO of We The Best Music, who has produced some of the biggest anthems in the history of hip-hop, has deep roots in the dancehall soundclash game. Long before he got down with Terror Squad or YMCMB or became president of Def Jam South, the Miami-based hitmaker was cutting dubplates and flying down to Jamaica to compete in clashes like Fully Loaded. Boomshots made the link with Khaled from those days so you dun know our interview is gonna be different than all the rest. Reshma B went deep with Khaled, discussing his work with Mavado, his deep roots with Bounty Killer, and how he’s navigating the friction between the Gully Gad and the Warlord. Khaled even dips into his dubplate collection to brandish some exclusive tunes for the Boomshots massive. Videos After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “Nah Do A Ting” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Mavado "Nah Do A Ting" PREMIERE

Gully Gaad Links With DJ Frass To Get Something Off His Chest

Mavado has a deal with DJ Khaled but he’s still going hard on the dancehall circuit, dropping hot verses on all the latest juggling riddims out of Jamaica. Today we’re proud to premiere a new one-off tune he recorded with DJ Frass. It seems like Mavado has something to get off his chest. There’s no telling who he’s addressing on this tune, but let’s hope the healing power of music helps him cool off and stay focused. Nobody wants to see Mavado get vexAudio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas Feat. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop “Party Tun Up (Remix)” Video Shoot Behind The Scenes

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas Feat. Sean Paul & Fatman Scoop "Party Tun Up (Remix)" Video Shoot Behind The Scenes

Yesterday  we gave you a sneak peak into the mad video shoot for Mr. Vegas “Party Tun Up (Remix) featuring Sean Paul and Fatman Scoop  that went down at NYC’s very own WIP and Greenhouse. Today we give you more Boomshots exclusives with some nice behind the scenes footage as well as interviews with the artists and enough eye candy to hold you over until the official video drops. Waste no time, Hit The Jump Now… Read more »

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 RadioLily.com 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 »

Reasoning With Stylo G Part 1: “I’m Diving In It”

Reasoning With Stylo G Part 1: "I'm Diving In It"

Reshma B Rolls to West London to Chop It Up With The “Soundbwoy” Killa

The man who brought us “Call Mi A Yardie” is back with a new label deal at 3Beat Records and a hot new tune called “Soundbwoy.” The ReggaeGirlAboutTown links up with Stylo in West London to talk about Stylo’s next-level movements, his upcoming dancehall EP, and why he’s now “diving in it.” Video After The Jump…

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Reasoning With King Yellowman

There’s No Stopping The King of The Dancehall—And Him Nah Tek Back Nuh Chat
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King Yellowman’s reign just won’t let up. In the 80s, he made a massive impact on dancehall that became responsible for the very sound we know and love today. His track record for album releases are more than consistent and his high energy, onstage presence has heralded him a top performer. Now, Reggae Anthology: Yellowman’s Young, Gifted & Yellow, a double CD/DVD anthology of his work, is culminating some of Yellowman’s best songs and performances. Interview After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Intros the Portmore Empire

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Intros the Portmore Empire

The Werlboss Bigs Up His Gaza Affiliates

The year is 2011. Vybz Kartel is a free man at the peak of his fame and success. Shortly after ripping the stage at Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night, he welcomes Boomshots into his backstage tent to meet the members of his Portmore Empire crew, from Popcaan “The Prefect” aka Young World to Vanessa Bling aka Gaza Slim to Sheba “the Diva” and a fresh new recruit named Tommy Lee. Within a few months Kartel would be arrested and the whole landscape of dancehall would shift. Now that Popcaan and Tommy Lee have become major stars it’s fascinating to look back, and amazing to see how things have changed in such a short space of time. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Jah Cure Interview “The World Is Crying As We Speak”

WATCH THIS: Jah Cure Interview "The World Is Crying As We Speak"

We Were Just Kickin’ It Poolside With IyaCure And His Little Princess—And Then Scratch Showed Up!

Live from Kingston, Jamaica, Boomshots presents Reshma B’s exclusive Jah Cure interview. Watch Jah Cure and his beautiful baby daughter Kailani Belle kicking it poolside with the ReggaeGirlAboutTown about his long-awaited album World Cry and why it took two years to complete, about his recent marriage and the birth of his daughter, about his collab with 2Pac and why he identifies with Pac’s struggle, about how Drake sampled his music, and about the “World Cry” title track and why it was better after he remade it without any guest artists. He even told @ReshmaB_RGAT about his Mavado and Rick Ross collabo “Call It Like I See It” and why it did not appear on his album. Then while he was explaining why he would never work Sting, we got a special surprise visit from Lee “Scratch” Perry. Video After The Jump…

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DOWNLOAD: I-Octane “Thankful” Compilation

Octane Blesses His Fans With the Gift of Free Music This Christmas
Octane has found the perfect way to cap off another amazing year—blessing his fans with a 13-track compilation—and giving them a thank you note! He even spelled out the concept of gratitude for all those bad-minded folks who may be unfamiliar with the concept of giving thanks. And if that misses them, the music won’t. Tunes like “My Story” and “Fly Over Badmind” are emblematic of Octanes higher meds. And so on this Christmas day 2012, we’re not just proud but grateful to debut this outstanding new compilation exclusively on Boomshots.com Download Link—And Thank You Note—After The Jump… Read more »

Rihanna Rocks Custom-Made Bob Marley Dress on SNL

You Won’t Believe How This One Was Created

Rihanna has always had a unique sense of fashion—from pairing chucks with a girly, pink dress to a bustier top and high-waisted shorts, her style has caught everyone’s attention from day one. And of course her vision has paved a path for millions of fans to follow. But RiRi’s best looks are those that can’t be duplicated. Case in point: the Bob Marley dress Rihanna wore during last weekend’s SNL performance. Boomshots did a little bit of digging and found out that the dress was a one of one. The Story Behind The Dress After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas “Rise Again” And “Bare Tingz” World Exclusive

Vegas Show Us He Will Rise And Be Stronger Than Before

October has been a trying month for Dancehall artist Mr. Vegas. Since news of his then girlfriend’s infidelity broke Vegas has weathered the storm and even though after publicly voicing his feelings on the matter he has shown a resilience not easily matched by many in the same situation. The times are still tough for Mr. Vegas, but  he has latched on to the one thing that has always brought him happiness, his music, which has proven to be a great asset is his healing process and now with a new sense of purpose he has been knocking down hours in the studio. Fresh off the press Vegas blessed Boomshots with two new cuts, “Rise Again” an acoustic version based on the one he recently performed at the Rockhouse Foundation benefit in New York City. and a special bonus track “Bare Tingz” both guaranteed to get heavy rotation. Audio After the Jump Read more »

INTERVIEW: Reasoning With Gappy Ranks

The Big Bad UK DJ Tells The ReggaeGirlAboutTown Why He Loves Dancehall

This week Gappy Ranks debuted a brand-new world exclusive with Federation Sound. The tune is called “Love Dancehall” and if you haven’t heard his plea to free Kartel from the prison cell, you might want to get familiar. Gappy’s been keeping the dancehall full of niceness for a good likkle while now. His first two albums, Put The Stereo On for V.P. and Thanks & Praise for his own Hot Coffee Music imprint, are both must-haves for any respectable reggae collection. This year he added the herbalicious Cookies EP. And as he told Reshma B just after stepping off stage at London’s IndigO2, he’ll soon begin working on his third album, to be called Breakfast in Jamaica. So what’s he gonna cook up next? Video interview after the jump…
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