HEAR THIS: Andre Xcellence “Ram It Up” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Andre Xcellence "Ram It Up" PREMIERE

The Turn Up Was The Old Wave—Now It’s Time to Ram It Up!

Andre Xcellence is a reckless Trini youth based in Los Angeles whose daily agenda includes “Shuttin’ down the club, even bringin’ Ballys back.” To be honest we just heard about him yesterday but he had us from the moment he flipped Super Cat’s “Don Dada” hook over a frenetic Supakuma-produced track that sounds something like Diwali on steroids. With a lyrical flow that’s more rap than reggae, Xcellence shouts out Charlie Sheen and displays a zero-phuxx-given sense of humor: “I don’t want you to limbo low / I want you to bounce like a Backpage bimbo” etc… Definitely not suited for the conscious Rasta crowd, “Ram It Up” gets a Boomshots premieres simply because the energy is undeniable. If you’re in the mood to “celebrate like we just won a gold cup” you need this tune in your life.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin “The Blacker The Berry”

HEAR THIS: Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin "The Blacker The Berry"

K Dot Links Sasco On A Revolutionary Record

Assassin aka Agent Sasco is your favorite rapper’s favorite dancehall star. First Kanye West enlisted him to drop bars on the standout Yeezus track, “I’m In It.” Yesterday the consensus pick for best rapper alive dropped a new track from the forthcoming (and highly anticipated) follow-up to his classic 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The song’s a lyrical tour-de-force of course, touching on racism, mental slavery, violence and hypocrisy. It’s thrilling to hear two of the world’s greatest doing what they do best, coming together across cultural and geographical lines through the art of riding riddims. Of course, it would have been even more thrilling if Assassin were credited for the feature, but Boomshots went ahead and gave him that on the strength cause it’s only right. Audio After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Schoolboy Q “Banger (MOSHPIT)” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Schoolboy Q "Banger (MOSHPIT)" Official Music Video

TDE’s Next To Blow Brings the Ruckus… Boom!

Boomshots only fux with certain hip-hop records, but the first time we heard Schoolboy Q’s “Banger” it felt like a soundbwoy killer. The bucket-hat-wearing madman from the Top Dawg Entertainment fam gets rough rugged and raw over a track by tHe renegades track that’s punctuated with reggae-matic drumrolls. Much like the record, the stark black and white video, directed by Jerome D, is all killer no filler. No telling exactly what SBQ’s puffin on, but judging by his reckless behavior it must be some of that extra-wacky Cali tobacky.  Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Schoolboy Q “Banger (Mosh Pit)”

HEAR THIS: Schoolboy Q "Banger (Mosh Pit)"

Boom Shocka-Lock Boom Budy Bye Bye Bye

Kendrick Lamar of Tog Dawg Entertainment has already expressed his desire to musically murder all competition. Now his TDE bredren Schoolboy Q is back with a beat produced by tHe renegades and mixed By Ali that’s fit for soundbwoy killing. Q gets right in the mood, licking lyrical shots as the militant drum rolls crank up the tension. This is the hardest thing we’ve heard from SBQ yet, and he makes it perfectly clear that “that bullshit” can go down in any town. How’s that sound? Audio After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Feat. Iza “The Good Good”

People Search Their Whole Life To Find Itsnooplion


Snoop is in a good place right now and it clearly shows in the visual for his latest of his critically acclaimed “Reincarnated” album appropriately titled “Good Good.” Snoop brings the whole family in on the action, proving that the message he was trying to convey as Snoop Lion and his new music of peace, love and happiness is clearly shown on the faces of the Broadus clan. “Good Good” has different meanings, but to Snoop it is happiness, healthiness and the love of his family. What’s your “Good Good?” Video After The Jump…  Read more »

Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beenie Man and Elephant Man Shell Down BET Awards

The Award Show’s First Ever Dancehall Showcase

Year in and year out, the BET Awards have become known for show-stopping performances. But the water-cooler talk this year isn’t about the latest hip-hop posse cut, it’s about the awards’ first-ever mashup of reggae and dancehall superstars. Opening with Dawn Penn’s Studio One classic “No No No” the set segued into Chake Demus & Pliers’ “Murder She Wrote” which had the venue of rap and R&B superstars  skanking and raving as Jabba punctuated their precise singer and DJ routine with his energetic exhortations. Next up was Beenie Man doing “Who Am I” and “Rum and Red Bull” and then Elephant Man came through in a zebra-print jacket to shut the whole show down in true Energy God style and fashion. As Elephant Man put it: “Feel good fi know seh BET Awards a request Elephant Man U have a million artistes dem can call but dem call Ele.” Witness history in the making. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ashtrays And Heartbreaks The Mixtape

Snoop Lion Does Things Differently And Drops A Mixtape AFTER His Albumsnoopmixtape


Stemming from the buzz off his recent Reincarnated album Snoop Lion unlike most artists drops a mixtape after the initial release. Named after one of the critically acclaimed singles “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” features an infusion of reggae, dancehall, hip hop and yes a little dubstep sprinkled in between. Mixed by the Federation Sound General Max Glazer “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” is available for Streaming And Download After The Jump… Read more »

CONCERT ALERT: HOT 97’s On Da Reggae Tip 2013

CONCERT ALERT: HOT 97's On Da Reggae Tip 2013

Move Over Summer Jam HOT 97 Has Another Concert Guaranteed To Mash Up The Scene

Long time supporters of the Reggae boom in NYC radio station HOT 97 announces their annual “On Da Reggae Tip 2013” concert going down Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Hosted by none other than Bobby Konders and Jabba, the line up boast such heavyweights as Beenie Man, Damian & Stephen Marley, Cham, Mavado, Konshens, I-Octane, Gyptian. This is definitely where you need to be to kick off your Labor Day weekend festivities – Hit The Jump For All Ticket Info… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Carnival TAO 2013 By Precision Productions

This Mix May Cause Some Carnival Tabancatao

It’s Monday, rarely anything spectacular happens on a Monday and by now you’re probably at work staring at the clock realizing you have at least 5 more hours in that place.  Need a pick me up? Not talking about a caffeine fueled one, more along the lines of music motivation. Caution! Carnival TAO 2013 is likely to cause overwhelming Mas and Fete memories and induce a Tabanca of epic proportions. Proceed to listen ONLY if you are prepared to push back and wine any and everywhere. Presented and created by the entire Precision Productions family this unique mix will soothe every Soca loving soul, even as it takes a euphoric forage into such entrancing genres as Techno, Dancehall, R&B, and Hip Hop embracing a new world sound guaranteed to harmonically blow minds. Hit The Jump Now… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” Remix

Brooklyn and Compton Together, Now You Know You In Trouble
OK so… the same day Mrs. Carter tells the world to “Bow Down,” Jay and Kendrick decide to roll out this official BDKMB RMX? Overkill? You bet. Too much ain’t enough, apparently. “Lookin’ to be the God MC,” K-Dot rhymes, “Look at my hat and see thorns there. Look at the game and see porn there.” Yeah Kendrick fucks with it hard. And Jay does what he does, presenting his verse from the Bombardier Challenger 850 that B gave him for Father’s Day. “Up in the clouds, me and my spouse.” And yeah that turbulence in the air might just be a touch of competitive juices flowing. Peep the Jordan and Kobe cover art then judge for yourself. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Better Mus’ Come Will Open In US Theatres

The Award-winning Feature Film Finally Make Its Way Statesidebmc


It has been such a long journey for the award-winning feature film Better Mus’ Come. The gritty period piece is set within the politically charged turf wars of 1970s, when Kingston, Jamaica is set to open in US theaters on Friday, March 15, 2013. Boomshots has been following this film closely  even managed to grab a few words with the film’s director Storm Saulter. We are very excited about this new as you should be to, Be Sure To Check Out The Trailer And Bonus Clips Along With Showtimes And Locations After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: No Doubt Feat. Busy Signal & Major Lazer “Push And Shove” Video

No Doubt Unleashes Visuals For Their Tune With Busy Signal & Major Lazer 

Coming off almost an 11 year hiatus Pop/Rock sensation No Doubt dropped their 6th studio album entitled “Push And Shove” (available on iTunes) today and along with the release their official video to their title track. Even though featured on the track both Major Lazer (for obvious reasons) and Busy Signal aren’t in the video – Busy as we all know is currently serving a short prison sentence and is expected to be released soon. Peep the vid below after the jump. Read more »