Posts tagged "Di Genius"

WATCH THIS: Di Genius & Chino “Family” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Di Genius & Chino "Family" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Musical Christmas Gift From The Big Ship Fam

Merry Christmas! If you’re truly blessed, right now you’re surrounded by loved ones on this special morning. Friends are friends, and sometimes they come and go—but family is forever. Jamaica’s Big Ship family is no exception. Growing up as the sons of reggae legend Freddie McGregor may have been the greatest gift Daniel and Stephen ever received. Maybe that’s why they’ve gifted the whole Boomshots massive with a musical gift to remind us what the holidays are all about: Di Genius & Chino alongside Di Captain himself with a musical thing called “Family.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

NO LONG TALK: Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor on the Red Bull & Guinness Decade

NO LONG TALK: Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor on the Red Bull & Guinness Decade

Dancehall’s First Podcast Hits #10 In Fine Style

To commemorate the series tenth episode, Man Like Marvin Sparks drew for the decade’s defining producer, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor. 2016 marks ten years on from his classic breakthrough riddim, Red Bull & Guinness. The riddim boasted voicings from Vybz Kartel, Wayne Marshall and Sizzla to a then-emerging singjay called Mavado. “Weh Dem A Do” went on to become an immovable anthem which still draws gun fingers and pull-ups as it did all those years ago. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Chino McGregor & Stephen McGregor “Zero Tolerance” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Chino McGregor & Stephen McGregor "Zero Tolerance" Official Music Video

Chino & Di Genius Stirring Up Some Revolutionary Sounds

Just because they haven’t been dominating the JA juggling like one time, don’t sleep on the Big Ship Crew. Di Genius has been keeping busy on the production tip, making hits with UK Afrobeat star Fuse ODG and earning a Grammy nomination for his work on Mali Music’s album. He and Supa Dups recently produced Michael Franti’s entire album—and he’s preparing his Labwork compilation featuring dancehall joints with artists like Konshens and Popcaan. Meanwhile the Captain himself, reggae legend Freddie McGregor, will be dropping an album of his own this year. To kick off what looks to be a big 2016, here’s the first cut off the G.M.T.A. project featuring McGregor brothers Chino and Stephen dropping revolutionary lyrics over a rub-a-dub riddim. Perfect soundtrack for troubled times. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Chino “Wet Weather Music”

HEAR THIS: Chino "Wet Weather Music"

Chino Nah Go Make The Girl Wait—Smooth & Sexy Sounds From The Big Ship Family

When Daniel & Stephen McGregor (aka Chino & Di Genius) get it poppin inside that Big Ship studio, you never know what the result will be. Sometimes it’s a Roots Sound, sometimes it’s hardcore dancehall. Today we get some breezy pop for the ladies. This is one of those sexy sticky hooks that will lodge in your brain after just one listen. In other words, when the rain starts to fall the ting tun up. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Denyque “Make Me Believe You” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Denyque "Make Me Believe You" Official Music Video

Her Name Is Denyque And She Doesn’t Believe You

Denyque Dontre’s first song, called “Can’t Breathe,” dropped back in 2009 and she’s been taking our breath away ever since. The beautiful and brainy singer / songwriter (and former Rum Cream model) is about to drop an EP called Her Name Is Denyque with production by Daseca, Big Ship, and Ricky Blaze. So when she says it’s gonna be “Sure fire” believe that. Consider this video, for a song produced by Di Genius, an early warning shot. They don’t call her “supergirl” for nothing. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Chino & Di Genius “Roots Sound”

We Nah Trade Nothing for the Reggae Roots Rock
The Big Ship brothers are best known for blazing up dancehall tracks. Now they’ve come together to bless lovers of classical reggae with “Roots Sound,” a new song that pays tribute to the musical tradition that allowed their father Freddie McGregor to build up the studio they work in every day. Of course Chino and Di Genius gave the whole thing their own next-generation 2013 flair, all while tipping their hat to their father as well as classic tunes by Dennis Brown and Tony Rebel. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor “Struggle”

New Reality Dancehall From Di Geniusdigenius

Even with all his success Stephen still carries his torch for the down trodden with his latest cut “Struggle.” McGregor sings about the ever real trials and tribulations that ghetto youths face daily, be it finding food or even a place to lay their heads at night Stephen reminds us that even in the face of all adversity Jah has a plan.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Chino “Sex Symbol” & “Argument (On Top Already)”

Big Ship’s New “Quack” Riddim Brings Back Classic Dancehall Vibes

The Big Ship family is definitely not ramping in 2013. Di Genius kicked off the new year by blasting hypocrites and parasites in the reggae industry with his track “Me Alone.” Now Chino’s followed up with two of his biggest baddest boasiest tunes ever. First up is “Sex Symbol,” which is all about how “the gal dem horny and thirsty” and “some bwoy ah carry feelings” because he’s got the ladies on lock from New York to London. But that’s just a warmup for Chino’s second tune on the “Quack” riddim—Big Ship’s hard-hitting re-lick of Jammy’s immortal 1987 “Duck” riddim. And Chino’s lyrics hit just as hard as the track: “Argument” is all about how Big Ship is “on top already” and how they “represent for Gregory, Sugar, Dennis Brown, Bob .” And just in case you feel Chino’s getting too hype; he’s one step ahead of you on that argument too: “We no frighten fi vanity,” he says at one point, “caw we have proper meddy.” Alright Chino, mek it go so then. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Denyque “Make Me Believe You”

If You Can’t Tell The Truth, Could You At Least Do A Better Job Lying?

It’s been a minute since we heard something new from Denyque Dontrae, a.k.a. Supergirl. She first caught our attention a couple of years ago with her Jeremy Harding–produced single “Hooked On Me,” a tragically slept-on pop masterpiece. Now the brainy beauty is back with a Stephen McGregor jam that looks at affairs of the heart with a very unromantic eye. In this song she’s way past expecting this man to tell the truth, but she wouldn’t mind if he a bit more effort into his lies and alibis. Love is not a game—if ya don’t know, you might be getting played.  Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Di Genius “Me Alone”

Stephen McGregor Speaks The Truth, Cause It What It Will (Dem Get Kill)
Stephen McGregor started out the new year by stepping out from behind the mixing board to talk his mind upon the mic. His chosen topic? All the forces holding back real reggae music—from mass media mediocrity to payola to straight-up fuckery. “Me know dem ah go vex and cuss when dem hear this. Remember who the cap fit let them wear it.”  Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Chino “Touch Your Body”

Sounds Like The Big Ship Bigger Bredda Wants To Ruff It Up

The last tune we heard from Chino was some lovey-dovey stuff, but enough of all that. This tune finds him feeling rude, telling the girls to “take the dancefloor and get naughty.” Girls from “all bout” are welcome—though Chino seems partial to the yardie gal dem—and he doesn’t care if she has a man. “Me ah no yuh man, but I can be one who turn your bow leg inna bandy.” Ah whoah. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “Special Kinda Gyal”

Every Gangster Needs The Right Girl

Shabba put it straight when he said “happiness is a tight punany.” It must be true cause young gentlemen sing that to every kinda beat. The latest release from Di Genius is no exception. This one’s dedicated to the Gully Gad’s bad gyal. Sounds like she’s gotta be real bad—bad like the carnival. But more importantly she’s gotta know how to bend over and please him, and never leave him. Clearly he knows what he wants. Some guys think they want a bad girl but when they get one they cry about it. But just know that being a gangster’s special kinda gyal is no joke, and if you’re thinking you want to sign up for the challenge know what you’re gonna be in for. But something tells me if you make it to the finish line he’ll return the favor real good. Audio after the jump…

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