Posts tagged "Capleton"

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Capleton “Forward Inna Dem Clothes”

Let’s Rewind That Original Fireman Selectioncape

It’s been a little over a week since “Yeezus,” Kanye West’s 6th studio album dropped and by now you should already know that it’s full up of Dance Hall samples one in particular is Capleton’s 2000 hit “Forward Inna Dem Clothes (Eye Shop)” off the massive Heat Wave Riddim. Yeezy sampled the fireman for the intro to his controversial record “I Am A God.” Is this a sign of a new fad in Hip Hop? Hit The Jump And Hol A Vibes… 

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Kanye West’s Yeezus Full Up of Dancehall Samples

Popcaan, Beenie Man, Capleton and Assassin All Featured ProminentlyIMG_8496

Last night an A-list hip-hop crowd—including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Q-Tip, and Busta Rhymes—came out on a rainy Monday night and packed into Milk Studios in Manhattan’s meatpacking district for a chance to hear Kanye West’s long-awaited sixth solo album, Yeezus. Kanye spoke at length before pressing play as fly graphics of air force bombers were projected on the walls. He talked about production by Daft Punk and Young Chop. He talked about guest verses by Chief Keef, King Louie, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. He talked about Rick Rubin’s crucial role in shaping the final project. But one thing he didn’t have to say—because it became very clear after hearing his hard-edged album—is that “Mercy” was not a fluke, and Kanye is becoming a major dancehall fan. We should have known when we heard that subtle Barrington Levy sample on the remix of “I Don’t Like.” Now here comes Yeezus, which has ten tracks in total, four of which feature prominent vocal samples of dancehall stars, including Popcaan (a chopped and screwed portion of his intro to Pusha T’s “Blocka”), Assassin (a new verse), Capleton (“Forward Inna Them Clothes“), and this tune “Send It Up,” featuring a classic Beenie Man cut. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Konshens Pays Respect To 47 Reggae Superstars Who Paved the Way

Konshens Pays Respect To 47 Reggae Superstars Who Paved the Way

Who And Who Rates As An Icon Inna The Business?

Remember when Shabba Ranks dropped that tune “Respect“? “Step by step you haffi climb the ladder / The elders you haffi show respect fah.” It’s plan to see that Konshens got the message. He may be on top of the game now, but he’s not one of those “likkle entertainers” who lose sight of the fact that their opportunities came from icons before him. The Dancehall artist recent single, “Icon,” on the Bad Bounce riddim, pays tribute to a long list of certified icons, all of whom helped “put the spotlight on we island” and established the worldwide success of Jamaican music.Audio & Photo Gallery After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Bushman ft. Capleton “We Mean It”

Just In Case You Had Any Doubt, Bushman And Capleton Are Not Playing

The Man From The East, touches down on Stingray Productions’ tasty Tamarind Juice Riddim—with a little extra dash of hotness courtesy of the Fire Man. Total niceness. And yes, we mean it too.
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Jimmy Cliff Up For The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

15 Years After Bob Marley, A Second Reggae Artist Is In The Running

“Very few single albums can be said to have changed music forever,” reads the official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot entry for Jimmy Cliff, who’s in the running to be inducted in 2009, the 25th year of the Hall’s existence. “Jimmy Cliff’s The Harder They Come is one. The album—and the movie that spawned it—introduced reggae to a worldwide audience and changed the image of the genre from a cruise ship soundtrack to music of inspiration and rebellion.” Read more »

Best of The Best 2009

Bounty, Beenie, Ross & Jeezy rip Miami’s biggest reggae/rap stage show.

The Doctor meets The Bawse: All photos by the man called Wayne Lawrence. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Rodigan Rules

Here’s a throwback clash video demonstrating why selector extraordinaire David Rodigan is still the baddest gringo in the game: First (@ 21 secs) The man carries a murderous dubplate selection. Second (@ 3:19) He wears his Kangol with pride. Third (@ 4:14) He stays in peak physical condition thanks to a rigorous program of isometric exercises. And Fourth (@ 5:22) He refuses point-blank to put cocaine in his spliff, and encourages others to do likewise. Let it go…