Posts tagged "Dexta Daps"

Boomshots 420 Playlist (2018)

Boomshots 420 Playlist (2018)

A Playlist with Smoking Hot Chalice Chunes 

California was the first state to launch a program for the use of medical marijuana, with Proposition 215 in 1996. This was followed up with the groundbreaking Senate Bill 420 in 2003, to clarify the provisions for medical use and protect those with authorized medical prescriptions from criminalization. This gave way to the 420 movement that is celebrated on April 20 for cannabis culture. Now 29 states allow for the medical use of marijuana, while only 8 states (California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana) have legalized recreational use in the United States. On a Federal level, marijuana is illegal and viewed as a highly addictive Schedule I drug, with no therapeutic properties.

Reggae music, as a genre, has always produced music with a high level of consciousness and significant social commentary. Throughout the years, there have been many marijuana anthems promoting freedom of choice, which are highly revered by smokers and non-smokers of this plant. On this 420, also Earth Day we hope to take you on a natural musical and mystic high with the Boomshots 420 Playlist.  Boomshots 420 Playlist After The Jump…

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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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The Worst of the ‘Best Of The Best’ Instagram Comments After Epic Mavado Fail

The Worst of the 'Best Of The Best' Instagram Comments After Epic Mavado Fail

How Them Fi Deal With The Gully Gad So?

This past Memorial Day Weekend the Best Of The Best music festival put on their 11th annual stage show at Miami’s Bayfront Park. Just like every year the show kicked of in the early afternoon and went on until midnight presenting many of “the best of the best” acts in the reggae and dancehall fraternity. Over they years BOTB has brought some amazing musical moments. However this year’s show ended on a rather sour note. When midnight rolled around without Mavado—the show’s headliner—setting foot on stage to perform. Acts billed for this year’s show included the likes of Jahmiel, Spice, Konshens, Aidonia and Christopher Martin—not to mention veteran acts like Barrington Levy, Mad Cobra, Josey Wales and Brigadier Jerry. However the Gully Gad’s non-performance was a major disappointment to say the least. During the final hour of the show, MC and promoter Jabba paced the stage as Mavado’s band tried to set up as the final moments ticked down. Then at just a few minutes to midnight he called Mavado to the stage, then after a few moments returned to the stage to announce that due to Miami Police and  curfew regulations Mavado would be unable to perform. Confused?! Most of the thousands of patrons in the park were definitely unhappy. (One eyewitness spotted a heated argument going down backstage after the unpopular announcement.) Everybody including artists, promoters, and fans and patrons (who paid as much as $170 for VIP tickets) wasted no time taking to social media to vent their frustrations. Team Boomshots was in the park too. Here’s how the drama unfolded. More After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Dexta Daps “Mi C Mi Bed N Miss U”

HEAR THIS: Dexta Daps "Mi C Mi Bed N Miss U"

Daps Gets All in His Feelings on this new Tune for the Ladies

You might know Dexta Daps from his street anthem “Shabba Madda Pot” or his new collab with M.I.A. “Foreign Friend,” but the latest release from the dancehall heartthrob is entitled “Mi C Mi Bed N Miss U.” According to the artist “It’s about a real-life situation where you miss that person so much you go home from work one day and you just see the bed and you’re like, “Oh my God! Where’s my significant other?” In a recent interview with Pigeons & Planes, the Seaview Gardens star speculated as to why she’s not by his side in the tune. “Maybe she’s out there with another man?” he said with a laugh. “I don’t know. Maybe she’s cheating? That’s why I give her a Chinese Jordan.” This led correspondent Reshma B to probe further on Daps’ views on male-female relationships, as his hit tune “7Eleven” outlines a very open-minded approach to commitment. “Let me tell you what I really believe. Whether or not she is doing it I will never know, so I’m not gonna put it in my mind that she’s not, I’m not gonna put it in my mind that she is. I just don’t care. If she does, I’m right at “I don’t care.” And if she’s not, I’m still at “don’t care.” Me are her are good. We are still good.” Elsewhere in the Pigeons & Planes feature, Daps speaks about working with M.I.A. and the real-life inspiration for “Shabba Madda Pot.” Check the new sounds, plus highlights from this rare interview. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: M.I.A. ft. Dexta Daps “Foreign Friend”

HEAR THIS: M.I.A. ft. Dexta Daps "Foreign Friend"

 Maya & Daps Link Pon The Borderline

Ever since M.I.A. first burst on the world, she has been all about crossing lines in the sand, using her playground chants, beatbox ballistics, and agitprop visuals to mash up all cultural and geopolitical borderlines. Now that M.I.A.’s released what she warns may be her last album, her focus on speaking truth to power from a refugee point of view takes on new urgency as the world finds itself in the midst of a “refugee crisis” and Brexit meltdown and a Trump presidential run. As soon as M.I.A. released “Borders” (both the song and its breathtaking video) anticipation for this album began to build, and yesterday AIM finally arrived. On this track Maya dabbles with dancehall star Dexta Daps of “7Eleven” and “Shabba Mudda Pot” fame who sounds like the UK bad gyal inspired him to hit some strong new notes. Audio After The Jump…
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Kingston Nights: A Jamaican Street Dance Photo Essay

Kingston Nights: A Jamaican Street Dance Photo Essay

Robert Cooper Photographs What Real Dancehall Looks Like Right Now

“I started listening to dancehall during the late ’80s,” recalls photographer and videographer Robert Cooper, who’s covered the Hartford, CT dancehall scene for some time. “I began photographing dancehall parties and concerts 8 years ago, and began writing about dancehall also, so being able to finally go to Jamaica was a blessing. It took me only about two days photographing at the dances before people started recognizing me and I was a part of the scene.” With plans for an exhibit and a book in the works, Cooper shared some visuals from his first trip exclusively with Boomshots. This selection focuses on Jamaica’s thriving street dance culture, highlighting all the stars on the scene—not just the recording artists. Dancers, selectors, and other colorful personalities all help create the vibe that continues to entertain and inspire the world. Dancehall 2016: This is what it looks like. Photos After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Dexta Daps “Trigger Finger”

HEAR THIS: Dexta Daps "Trigger Finger"

Dexta Empties A Full Clip of Lyrical Ammo

Although he’s known for sweet love songs, Dexta Daps isn’t afraid to let his haters know which part him come from when necessary. So think twice before you decide to cross him; otherwise, you’ll end up drowning in a bloodbath—at least according to the grisly new “Trigger Finger,” produced by TJ Records. In his latest underground cut, the Daseca Productions signee has more than a few choice words for any bwoy who nuh put some respeck pon him name. The end result is far from pretty. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps “F U” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps "F U" Official Music Video

The Dappa Continues To Explore The Unspoken Dramas That Unfold In The Bedroom

As the Jamaican Proverb goes, who cyaa hear aguh feel. And for budding dancehall crooner Dexta Daps, he learns the hard way from his main female Denyque in the video treatment for “F U.” Shot by Dunwell Productions, the tune finds Dappa Don suffering the consequences of all those sexual encounters he sang about in 2013 with “Pretty Nicki,” as him find out seh girlfriend ah f*ck pon him too. Video After The Jump… Read more »

No Long Talk: Serani Relives the Anger Management Riddim

No Long Talk: Serani Relives the Anger Management Riddim

Ten Years After Daseca’s Breakthrough Riddim, Serani Reflects

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Serani (former one-third of Jamaican producers Daseca) reminisced on the creation, influence and legacy of Anger Management riddim on its 10th anniversary. Though officially released towards the end of 2004, it buss (a.k.a. impacted) in 2005. Made on a PC via a Triton keyboard in not much time (approximately 15mins), it went on to become one of the most memorable, gun finger-raising (critically-acclaimed) riddims of the noughties. The era-defining riddim spawned hits by legends Bounty Killer (“Gun Heaven”) and Sizzla (“No Way”), an establishing star in Vybz Kartel (“War Nah Talk Over”) and kick -tarted the career of a young talent from Cassava Piece by the name of David Brooks, better known as Mavado (“Real McKoy”). Everything was light prior to Anger Management. And things in the dancehall became a helluva lot darker after it ruled the airwaves and the streets. Audio After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps “Slavery” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps "Slavery" Official Music Video

The Dappa Slappa Is Missing That Glue Sincerely

Dexta Daps is a youth who sings for girls and gallis—full stop. And when he deals with the matter, he doesn’t go sideways or screech around corners—he addresses it straight and plain. Sure, this gifted singer/songwriter serves up some sweet and tender melodies—and this sticky-sweet slow jam, produced by the masterminds at Daseca, ranks up there as one of his sweetest. But let’s not beat about the bush. When he says he missed this girl, he’s not just thinking of long walks on the beach or evenings at home to “Netflix and chill.” He misses her f*ck. As with his breakout hit “7Eleven,” Daps keeps it 100 on this tune, a winning formula for his fervent female fanbase. “Me friends ah laugh and say me pussy-whip,” Daps sings. “Pussy whip me like slavery!”  Check him profiling in a Rolls Royce with his honey dip in this criss new video. Video After the Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps “7Eleven” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Dexta Daps "7Eleven" Official Music Video

Dexta Daps Advises All Gallis To Stay Focused

All year long Dexta Daps has been keeping his female fanbase fully laced with big tunes, whether “Jealous Ova,” his combination with Tifa, or “7Eleven,” his breakout hit on Troyton’s Intoxxicated Riddim (with a fresh new video directed & edited By Robin Chin, courtesy of 21st Hapilos). Born and raised in Seaview Gardens—the same Kingston area where Shabba Ranks and Bounty Killer got their start in life—Daps now seems to be the people’s choice for next to buss big and broad. Fresh off a massive performance at the Oracabessa Festival in Jamaica Queens, Dexta took a moment to chat with the Reggae Girl About Town about the real-life situations behind his tunes.   Video & Interview After The Jump… Read more »

PREE THIS: The “Category 5” Riddim

Preview The Latest Juggling From Daseca… It’s About To Blow You Away

Mavado x Serani x I-Octane x Bugle x Kibaki x Dexta Daps = A Perfect Storm. Read more »