Grime

WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Big Narstie “We Like It” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Atumpan ft. Big Narstie "We Like It" Official Music Video

Afrobeat Meets Grime In The Streets of London, Kingston, Tokyo, Accra & NYC

Last time we heard from Atumpan the UK-based Ghanaian artist (whose name meaning “Talking Drum” in Akan) was up in the club with Paigey Cakey talkin’ about not watching nobody. Now he’s back with another sick collab, this time with London’s own Big Narstie.  Just how irresistible is this track? It seems to have made one girl start dancing while she’s on the toilet! Video After The Jump…
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Mixpak Wins Red Bull Culture Clash

Mixpak Wins Red Bull Culture Clash

A Big Assist From Popcaan & Drizzy Drake

Friday night at London’s O2 Arena four sound systems representing Dancehall, Hip Hop, UK Garage and Grime battled before a 20,000 seat venue for the 2016 staging of Red Bull Culture Clash. Wiley’s Eskimo Dance and UK Garage All-Stars featuring So Solid Crew had the place rocking with the hometown hits, and Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang linked with Supa Dups and Black Chiney Sound to drop some big dubplates, but in end Brooklyn NY’s Mixpak sound who took the trophy with support from dancehall stars Tony Matterhorn, Spice, Kranium, and Popcaan. The Unruly Boss sealed the win in the final round with a Drizzy Drake dub plate of One Dance that done the place. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Krept & Konan ft. Jeremih, Beenie Man & Popcaan “Freak of the Week” Remix

HEAR THIS: Krept & Konan ft. Jeremih, Beenie Man & Popcaan "Freak of the Week" Remix

Di Playground Riddim Ah No Play Play Ting

South London grimesters K&K serve up hip hop and grime on their new mixtape The Long Way Home. The breakout single, featuring DJ Mustard on the beats and Chi-town singer Jeremih on the hook, has a definite dancehall flavor—inspired by the mighty Playground Riddim—which inspired Beenie and Papi to give it a refix. Check the levels. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Drake Brings Out Skepta to Shutdown London’s Wireless Festival

Drake Brings Out Skepta to Shutdown London's Wireless Festival

Drizzy Is The Latest Superstar to Link With Boy Better Know

According to NME, Drake brought out London grime MC Skepta to perform “Shutdown” during his set at London’s Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park July 3rd. OVO affiliate Partynextdoor joined Drake on one song as did iLoveMakonnen, who performed ‘Tuesday’ with his new label boss. However, the biggest reaction was by far when Skepta came out. Drake wore a Boy Better Know T-Shirt and chatted in some UK slang: “Man’s never been in Finsbury when it’s shutdown,” said Drake as the song began. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Lady Chann “Slew Dem & Dun” Ft. Diesel D-Power

HEAR THIS: Lady Chann "Slew Dem & Dun" Ft. Diesel D-Power

UK Bad Gyal In The Mood For Murderation

If you ever met Chann you wouldn’t ever believe so much fire could come outta her. How can someone who’s so pleasant in person pick up the mic and just murder everyTING? Not that we’re complaining, mind you. Chann’s nice with the lyrics, and her energy is mad as per usual. This time she teams up with grime veteran Diesel D-Power. #Nang. Audio After the Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Vybz Kartel & Shabba Ranks “Bulletproof”

HEAR THIS: Vybz Kartel & Shabba Ranks "Bulletproof"

Bulletproof Vest, But We Nah Shoot Chest

Two of the most lyrical dancehall artists collide on one amazing track. Vybz Kartel and Shabba Ranks unleash a barrage of individual wordplay not rivaled by many, in fact you can probably count on one hand. Both artist trade verses/warnings to those who wa try test over the “Rolling Mad” Riddim and are quick to remind us how deep their arsenal really is. Tune After The Jump…

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Chronixx Was Not Beaten In Paris

Chronixx Was Not Beaten In Paris

Don’t Believe The Hype!

There were a series of reports from “reputable” media sources claiming that reggae star Chronixx was beaten by security guards at one of his shows in paris. Headlines like “Chronixx go farrin go hype pon some white security guards and get beaten to a pulp. Him tink say ah Kingston him de weh people frighten fi him?” were seen plastered above numerous blogs and news sites. Well, we at boomshots.com are here to tell our readers and Chronixx fans alike that what you’ve been reading and or hearing is just not true. Read more »

Sean Paul Wins MOBO Reggae Award

Sean Paul Wins MOBO Reggae Award

Other Winners Include Tinie Tempeh, Wiley, Rudimental, Fuse ODG, Naughty Boy, and Laura Mvula 

This Weekend the UK celebrated the 18th staging of the MOBO—Music Of Black Origin—Awards. This year Scotland’s capital Glasgow played host and was rammed with celebrities galore—from Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora to So Solid Crew and Ms Dynamite. Craig David even flew in from Miami to present an award. It’s been an exciting year for reggae and the nominees for the Best Reggae Act category were right on point for 2013 making this category a real nail-biter. The competition was tough between Mavado, Stylo G, Sean Paul, Popcaan and Tarrus Riley—and as they say “may the best man win.” So congrats to Sean Paul for taking that home. This makes it a cool 3 times for Sean Paul. Unfortunately Dutty Paul didn’t make it to Glasgow to receive his award in person but he did send through a video of his acceptance speech—RRRRRRRRRR! (always wonder how the organisers keep that under wraps!) Other highlights from the event included Tinie Tempah taking home ‘Best UK Hip Hop/Grime,’ Rudimental taking home “Best Album,” Fuse ODG taking home “Best African Act” Naughty Boy Taking Home “Best Video” Wiley taking home “Best Male Act” and Laura Mvula taking home “Best R&B/Soul Act” & “Best Female.” Check here for full list. All in a days work—back with the MOBOs next year! Video Interviews After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Slew Dem “Playground Vocal”

UK Grime Posse Spits Hot Fire Over A Chopped & Screwed Dancehall Riddim
 

The East London grim collective gets all greezy over Spooky’s “Playground” instrumental, a slowed-down sample of 2 Hard’s classic dancehall riddim the Playground, made famous on Sean Paul’s “Infiltrate” and Beenie Man’s “Who Am I.” UK Grime + JA dancehall = musical murderation. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Buju Banton Sends Out a Special Message from Jail

Buju Reaches Out to His Fans In His Hour Of Need

It has been a long, hard struggle for Buju Banton the last couple of years. Since December of 2009 he has been fighting a battle at trial that some say he was bound to lose even when the jury had his back. But Buju is trying to stay positive and push forward through the long stretch he has ahead of him until 2019, when he is set to be released. Just as the news broke that his sentencing on gun charges had been postponed, Buju decided to reach out to his friends and fans via the “Free Buju Now” Twitter Page and give them a little strength. Read Buju’s message below.
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The Heatwave Picks Their Top Boomshots

Reshma B Reasons With Gabriel To Find Out How The Heatwave Keeps It Hot

After mashing up this year’s Notting Hill Carnival and taking a crazy road trip to Croatia, UK bashment sound The Heatwave will be releasing a brand new remix today. (RDX & Friends ”Jump”.) We reckoned this would be a great time to catch up with Gabriel—one of the DJ collective’s top selectors—to find out which songs and artists are ramming their Hot Wuk and Madd Raff sessions right about now. He chats with ReggaeGirlAboutTown about the influence of Jamaican music on the UK underground, and explains why he doesn’t do the Dutty Wine.  Interview After The Jump

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INTERVIEW: “Swagga Dem” Stylo G Speaks On Style

Reshma B Reasons With Stylo G: Part 1 of 3

Last summer when “Call Me A Yardie” seemed to blasting out of every passing car in London, we caught up with Stylo G for an in-depth interview. Since that time, the song has only gotten bigger, and Stylo’s continued to solidify his position as the next big breakout star from the UK. Most recently he released a video for “Dash Out,” his hot collabo with Chip. In this first part of a three-part series, Stylo talks about how he got his name, how he made the adjustment from Jamaica to England, and why you ain’t saying nothing if you don’t have your Air Force One trainers.

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