Just after leaving the Strictly Boomshots show on September 23, 2013, Mr. Vegas headed uptown to host a listening event at Rosewood in New York City to preview his new release Bruk It Down 2.0 and celebrate what’s sure to be one of the biggest releases of the year. This 16-song album simmers with a culture gumbo, blending ingredients of pop, soca, reggaeton and raw dancehall vibes. Track-by-track Review and Interview After the Jump…!
Who Run The World? Young B decided to polish up her crown and trophy collection and bless her loyal subjects with two snippets, reasserting her dominion over her R&B pop queendom. Hit-Boy produced “Bow Down” and “I Been On” was produced by The-Dream with assistance from Polow Da Don, Timbaland, and Planet VI. Audio After The Jump…Read more »
Dutty Paul Speaks On The International Response To His Latest Album—And Brushes Off The Backlash Backstage at the NYC release party for his 5th album, “Tomahawk Technique,” Dutty Paul took time out to reason with the Reggae Girl About Town. Sean has sold more albums in his career than 99% of the rest of the dancehall fraternity combined. But as we all know, great success often comes with a side order of hate. Some longtime fans have complained that his new album blends international pop sounds and production to his usual dancehall recipe. But Sean defends his work here, saying it’s all part of his campaign to take dancehall to the next level. Sean Paul also talks about working with Kelly Rowland, looks forward to mashing up this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival, and explains what motivated his Twitter rant. Read more »
The Dutty Don speaks about his latest album, Imperial Blaze.
Another Boomshots.com Xclusive. Sean Paul on artists fighting against artists: “This little sticks and stones shit with music,” says the multiplatinum, chart-topping, Grammy-winning DJ. “I don’t cater for it.” Read more »
The homie DJ Power a.k.a. “The Soul Controller” just dropped his latest mixtape, Press Play 4.0 Dancehall 2K9, and as usual it’s packed with crazy juggling—new music from Kartel, Mavado, Serani, Junior Reid, Elephant, Beenie & more—plus nuff exclusive remixes. But which one of them is the wickedest? You make the call in this Boomshots webclash. Read more »