Posts tagged "Dave Kelly"

HEAR THIS: Cham ft. O “Get Drunk”

HEAR THIS: Cham ft. O "Get Drunk"

Reasoning with Cham: ”No! We never pay! We lawless.”

Whenever the artist who gave us classic cuts like “Ghetto Story” connects with his year-to-year sparring partner Dave Kelly of Madhouse Records, you can expect something wicked. The second official track (after the boasy “Money Wine“) off Cham’s  Lawless album just premiered  on MASS APPEAL. “Get Drunk” is a sexy, fun, flirtatious tune that Cham describes as “a fusion of dancehall and world music.” It’s also the long-awaited return of Miss O, whose previous collabs with Cham—”Back Way,” “Tun Up” and “Wine“—were straight bangers. “She had been kinda staying away from the recording booth for a minute,” says Cham “but I got her to grace her presence on this track which is a good thing.” Cham says he made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, which judging by the song may have involved some strong liquor and a few acrobatic positions.    Audio & Interview After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Nadine Sutherland “Never In Love” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Nadine Sutherland "Never In Love" PREMIERE

“Action” Star Is Taking It EZZ

“It’s a woman’s empowerment song,” explains Nadine Sutherland of her latest release. “Basically, it’s saying Watch, listen and learn before you give your all.” Giving her all to reggae music since an early age, Sutherland signed with Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong label at a tender age and exploded to worldwide fame with her Dave Kelly–produced 1993 smash “Action.” Since that time she’s maintained her standing as one of Jamaica’s finest vocalists and also grown as a person. “I think as a grown woman I am hesitant to ‘fall in love’ or to give of myself as easily in  comparison to when I was younger,” she says of the song she cowrote, and whhose lyrics share the blessings of hard-learned life lessons. Today Boomshots proudly premieres the tune, produced by College Boyz and distributed by Zojak. “I guess I have become wiser because of having experiences with people who have ulterior agendas. So I’m an experienced lover whey know me ABC’s, me no run Inna nobody, me tek it EZZ’s.”Audio After The Jump…
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No Long Talk: Spice “The Dancehall Heiress”

No Long Talk: Spice "The Dancehall Heiress"

Whenever You Hear “Scorrrrnnnn Dem!” You Know The Deal

No long talk has been out of action for a bit but they live by the quotes: “If you’ve got nothing constructive to say, say nothing” / “Better to say nothing than chat shit.” And no long talk has their first female. And who better than the hottest female out right now, Spice! “Scorrrrnnnn Dem!” Ahead of the #MoreLife2016 show in London’s o2 Brixton Academy (alongside Tarrus Riley and Assassin aka Agent Sasco), Spice speaks to No Long Talk about her gospel beginnings to X-rated dancehall, almost quitting, why her daughter “does not know who Spice is”, whether dark skin hinders progression in showbiz, and the importance of social media. Audio & Video After The Jump.. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Cham Exclusive “When I’m In The Studio I’m Floating—And I Don’t Smoke”

WATCH THIS: Cham Exclusive "When I'm In The Studio I'm Floating—And I Don't Smoke"

Live From The Reggae Cruise, The Kid Chops It Up With The Reggae Girl About Town

On board the second annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, Boomshots caught up with Cham for an exclusive in-depth interview. We got the inside scoop on Lawless, his first album since the classic Ghetto Story, scheduled to drop in early 2016. (In the meantime you can download the Lawless mixtape after the jump.) “When I’m in the studio I’m floating,” says Cham. “And I don’t smoke—I go wherever I want to go, musically.” Cham also gave us a sneak preview of his latest tunes live—and found out why he and legendary producer Dave Kelly are returning to hardcore dancehall.  He also spoke about his classic cut “Ghetto Story,” and why it resonates all around the globe. Cham broke down how he and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley came to collaborate on the song “Fighter,” what their link means for both artists in the future. Finally Cham gave us some guidelines for living lawless pon di cruise: “No time for resting in the days,” he says. “And in the night we go all flippin’ night.”  Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Cham ft. Damian Marley “Fighter” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Cham ft. Damian Marley "Fighter" Official Music Video

Show Me The Light, And Mek It Shine Bright

Anytime Cham and Dave Kelly connect, they’re going to make a big tune. But when Cham and the Stranger link with Gongzilla? Now that’s history in the making. We’ve been all over this song “Fighter” since it first dropped, but today the visuals were premiered over at Hova’s site, Life & Times. (Now that’s how you roll out a big project.) Love the image of the two Damians playing chess—and making big moves. #Kings. Show them the light.
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Mr. Easy Pon Radio Lily

Crucial Dancehall Singer Nices Up Strictly Boomshots
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Last week on the Strictly Boomshots show we were blessed by the presence of a true veteran in the dancehall business. Talking about the man called Mr. Easy aka Easy like Sunday morning. You know his tunes like “She Drives Me Crazy” on the big bad Buyout riddim. And you heard his latest release, the summer banger “Fly Away” Ft. Beenie Man right here on Boomshots. But did you know that he used to kick it with Christopher Wallace back in Jamaica before he grew up to become Biggie Smalls? Or that he won Showtime at the Apollo? Or that he was featured on a Big Daddy Kane album? Half the story has never been told.
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Reasoning With Cham & O

Reshma B Chats With Dancehall’s Hottest Husband And Wife Duo

Just after mashing up the stage at Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica, Cham & O speak with the ReggaeGirlAboutTown about being the hottest married couple in the dancehall game. EveryTING Tun up. Video After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Cham ft. O “Tun Up”

Cham On The Mic x Dave Kelly On The Riddim =  The Ting Tun Up

Some artist / producer combos never fail. Think of Biggie & Primo. Snoop & Dre. Cham & Dave Kelly. Yes, the dancehall dream team behind “Ghetto Story,” “Vitamin S,” and “Man and Man”—just to name a few—is back with another certified boomshot called “Tun Up.”  Read more »

HEAR THIS: Bounty Killer “The Message” (Done Talk)

The Poor People Governor Turns It Up Again With Madhouse

Gully Gaad, Warlord, Timberlee, Cham and Chase Cross at Big Yard Studio.

Madhouse Productions’ new “Turn It Up” riddim has been making noise for a couple of weeks already. But the mission was not complete until late last night, when Dave Kelly and Rodney Price finished off “The Message,” a powerful statement that Killer and Madhouse were back in effect—”the link seal and the link real.” And the new lyrics in the full version go even harder…

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Bling Dawg Turns It Up

Haters Suck An Egg! Ricky Rudie’s Rallying Back Again In 2010

Remember when Ricky Rudie was telling folk to “Gwan Suck An Egg” and linking Kartel via “Phone Call“? Seems like the DJ has been cooling out for a second, until he touched down on Breadback’s “Tan Bad” riddim the other day, and things started percolating… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rodney Price “The Message”

Madhouse Pon Them Case Again… The Link Seal And The Link Real

Last week Madhouse fired a warning shot that got the whole dancehall diaspora buzzing. The tune was called “Stronger” by Cham featuring Mykal “Grammy” Roze and it’s a Certified Boomshot. Read more »

VIDEO CLASH: Sean Kingston meets Marcia Griffiths

Sean Kingston’s new “Fire Burning” video vs. Marcia & Cutty’s ’92 lick.

RedOne on the track. Gil Green on the video. Models galore. Plus a posse of scooter-riders. “What a gwan?!” Read more »