Posts tagged "Aidonia"

Aidonia Keeps It Real: “A Lot Of These People Are Afraid Of The Streets”

Aidonia Keeps It Real: "A Lot Of These People Are Afraid Of The Streets"

Genna Boss Gets In Depth With Reshma B, Talks Dat’s A Trap Mixtape

“Growing up, ’80s, ’90s dancehall was all about the street,” Aidonia tells Reshma B in a brand new interview for BoomshotsTV. “Most of the artists them no inna the streets no more.” The Genna Boss has been heating up the streets of Jamaica with smash hits like “Breeze” and he’s now preparing to drop a new genre-busting mixtape called Dat’s A Trap, featuring his futuristic flows over trap-style beats. Passing through NYC for Hot 97’s Summer Jam stage show, Aidonia also speaks on the disappointment of having his set cut short due to scheduling problems. “It hurts because we came all the way from Jamaica to come perform for the fans,” he says. “But at the end of the day you have to take a positive out of a negative… We still deh ya say we wan’ reach the next level.” Check out the full interview for Aidonia’s thoughts on the impact of Bounty Killer and the Alliance to his own career, the importance of unity within dancehall, and why he thinks rivalry is mashing up the business. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Navino Next Level: New Label, Music, and Outlook

Navino Next Level: New Label, Music, and Outlook

Rising Star Overcomes Challenges and Sees Growth In Popularity

With great vocals and song concepts, rising talent from St. Mary, Jamaica, Ricardo “Navino” Fraser, is steadily gaining momentum. Recently signing to Real Live Records and releasing  the songs “Sup’n Like Suh,” “Yuh Fi Bruki, “Shallow Grave,” and “Never Touch Yet, ” Navino is seeing a steep rise in his music career. With the lyrical artillery to keep up with the best in dancehall and  new management, his fan-base is growing at a record fast pace. More After The Jump…

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Dancehall Nice Again: Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens Turn Up The Vibes In Trinidad

Dancehall Nice Again: Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens Turn Up The Vibes In Trinidad

Jamaican artists shine bright  on 96.1 WEFM and at Together As One Concert in Trinidad

Last night’s, July 4th, Together As One Concert (T.A.O) in Trinidad,  featured the top headliners in dancehall and soca. The line up included chart toppers from Barbados, Leadpipe & Saddis; Trinidadian popular artists Roy Cape All Stars, Squeeky Ranking, Blaxx, Darnella Simmons, Orlando Octave and Ricardo Drue; and Jamaican dancehall artists Charly Black, Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens. Just like the Olympics, the flag for Jamaica waved high.  Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens, delivered  high caliber performances before and during this music festival. More After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning with Tommy Lee Sparta “Watch Gage Dead Over Sting”

Reasoning with Tommy Lee Sparta "Watch Gage Dead Over Sting"

With Just Days To Go Before His First Clash at Sting, Uncle Demon Chats with RGAT

Last year he almost lost his life in a car crash, but Tommy Lee Sparts still made his way to the stage at Sting—the World’s Greatest One-Night Reggae and Dancehall Show—on a pair of crutches. This year the man called Uncle Demon is back and he credits his survival to the fact that God loves him. Tommy Lee Sparta talks about his highly-anticipated appearance on Magnum Sting 2014 to the Reggae Girl About Town in this exclusive interview. Uncle Demon talks about his plans for Gage, why he’s vexed Popcaan is not on the lineup this year, and what he thinks Alkaline was afraid of.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Sizzla, Popcaan, Aidonia, Teflon & Kiprich Shut Down Ghetto Splash 2014

Sizzla, Popcaan, Aidonia, Teflon & Kiprich Shut Down Ghetto Splash 2014

That’s What You Call A Grand Finale

Christmas is high season in Jamaica, an endless string of packed-out parties and star-studded stage shows. Even if money gets tight around the holidays, there’s no need to buy expensive tickets for some of the best shows of the season as artists show love to their fans with plenty of free shows. Eith the return of shows like Ghetto Splash—a Yuletide dancehall showcase which has run on and off since the 1990s—the downtown community of Waterhouse gets a much-needed dancehall stimulus package to  community residents, and a great concert to dancehall fans everywhere. The highlight of last year’s show was the appearance of both Popcaan and Mavado on stage at the same time, a cherished moment of Gaza/Gully harmony. Anticipation ran high for this year’s show, which did not disappoint. Surprise appearances by Shaggy and Beenie Man were just the beginning—the grand finale was a whole ‘nother level. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Masicka “Born Killa” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Masicka "Born Killa" Official Music Video

The “Sicka Than Them” DJ Discusses His Issues With Aidonia

That dude holding the baby crocodile? That’s Masicka. If you’re not up on dancehall’s next to bust, time to get familiar. As his name would suggest, he’s a born killa. Also his style is “sicka than then,” Hailing from a place called “Sin City” in Portmore Jamaica, Masicka has been making a name for himself with his dazzling displays of lyrical prowess. Last year he linked up with Subkonshus Records and dropped a crazy mixtape known as The Sikk Tape hosted by Konshens. Last month Masicka dropped a wicked tune called “The Truth,” a lyrical shot aimed at Aidonia and his JOP crew. Reshma B asked Masicka to explain the story behind their disagreement in this exclusive interview. Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Aidonia “80s Dancehall Style” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Aidonia "80s Dancehall Style" Official Music Video

Aidonia Salutes Veterans and Vinyl

Many of Jamaica’s musical legends never predicted the millions of fans, felt the weight of money or received instant gratification through social media the way today’s artists do. These musical soldiers earned their stripes the real way, with unquestionable authenticity. One must remember , as Supercat indicated in his recent interview with Rob Kenner, the days when a DJ drew the crowd into the dancehall with nothing but a big sound system combined with sheer vocal talent and lyrical ammunition. In a cultural tradition that predates Amateur Night at the Apollo, the crowd would decide whether it was worthwhile to pay admission and enter the party. There was no hiding behind good promotion, Auto-Tune or computerized production and deejaying. Born in 1981, Aidonia may not have been old enough to hang out in dancehall sessions during that time, but he represents for the newer generation, aware of their roots and culture. Aidonia (Didi) pays tribute to this era with his new video for “80’s Dance Style.”   Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

Well They Say Guinness Is Good For Your Back, And Apparently Your Ears

Arthur Guinness was a man who made great things happen, he created a beer that is still beloved by the world 250 years later and of course the Caribbean. Guinness has found its name called in many a Dancehall tune, often stated as the drink of choice to give you that extra bit of stamina incase you decide to get into some trouble with your lady friend later. To commemorate this auspicious occasion 55 countries across the globe pour up a pint and take in some good music and since we’re talking about the Caribbean, great music. Last night in Kingston an all-star cast comprising of Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, Bunji Garlin with his beautiful wife Fay Ann, Aidonia and lastly Nature serenaded spectators and those who were lucky enough to catch the simulcast. What’s that? You missed it? Don’t fret Boomshots has you covered, simply Hit The Jump For Videos Of All The Performances…  Read more »

2013 Reggae Sumfest Attracts Thousands to Montego Bay

Dancehall Nights Kicks Off Tomorrow—Who is Going to Shell Down Sumfest This Year?

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Reggae Sumfest has been taking place for 20 years and every year has out done the last. Last year, Reggae veteran, Shabba Ranks, wowed fans with his first performance in a decade. Trey Songz brought his sex appeal to Sumfest 2012 and had fans swooning in the crowd. R. Kelly performed his ultimate hit, “Bump N’ Grind,” in a rare acapella style. Quite the event, it may seem as if Reggae Sumfest 2o12 can’t be topped but this 21st year of Reggae Sumfest is already turning to be unforgettable and it hasn’t even begun yet.

With a line-up that includes returning artists, Damian Marley, Aidonia, Popcaan and newcomers, Miguel, Flo Rida, Ashley Martin and many more, there’s no telling what will be in store for the concert-goers. It has already been confirmed that I-Octane will be closing Dancehall Night and Jah Cure will be closing International Night One. Macka Diamond and Lady Saw will both be at Reggae Sumfest so there might be some healthy competition between the two for fans to enjoy. Popular Reggae artist, Beres Hammond, is also in the line-up and concert attendees are excited to see him perform tracks off of his newest album, One Love, One LifeAnd then there is always the special guests, surprise performances and unexpected stage antics. Reggae Sumfest 2013 has a line-up that will have thousands of fans anxiously waiting for the next Sumfest.

Though Reggae Sumfest is this week, it isn’t too late to buy yourself a ticket to join in the festivities! Check out the entire line-up in the photo gallery.

HYPE TV Top 20 Countdown: Aidonia Snatches the Number One Spot

Aidonia Dethrones Tarrus Riley With Tip Pon Yuh Toe
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Aidonia has been on the HYPE TV Top 20 countdown for 11 weeks now and he has finally taken the top spot! Aidonia knocks Tarrus Riley off the number one spot with his hit single, “Tip Pon Yuh Toe.”  The Dancehall single features some very, good looking women showing off their best dance moves on the beach. Now, these aren’t your regular two step dance moves so we advise not to watch this video at work!
Check out the countdown and “Tip Pon Yuh Toe” after the jump.

WATCH THIS: Aidonia “Fi Di Jockey” Official Video

Aidonia Encourages The Gyals To Giddyupaidonia

 

Aidonia is judge at the Rodeo, his job? See which gyal is the best jockey and who can handle the ride. If you seen any previous Aidonia videos you know what to expect, pretty girls, scantily clad and of course flexible. It’s no where near 6:30, but in Aidonia’s videos it always is – Hit The Jump Now… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Aidonia “Tip Pon Yuh Toe” Official Video

African King Aidonia Explains What He Needs For The Girls To Get Love From Himaidonia

Aidonia unleashes a track guaranteed to have the ladies going crazy in the dance. King Aidonia sits upon his throne admiring his many concubines as they each hang on to his every word as he rattles off what they need to do to get his love. “Tip pon yuh toe, ”  and check the Video After The Jump…

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