Posts tagged "Ding Dong"

Hot 97 On Da Reggae & Soca Tip 2018

Hot 97 On Da Reggae & Soca Tip 2018
Massive B Family Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend Inna Fine Style
Labor Day Weekend in New York City is Caribbean culture at its finest. And Hot 97’s year to year On Da Reggae and Soca Tip, hosted by Bobby Konders & Jabba of the Massive B family, has become the official jump off for the biggest stars from Jamaica, Trinidad, and the whole Caribbean to come mash up NYC. This year the Ford Ampitheater in Coney Island was the location for mind-blowing performances by top ranking artists like Aidonia, Konshens, Masicka, Tifa, Dovey Magnum, Nailah Blackman, and Di Energy God Elephant Man who brought plenty of firepower to the stage. Photos & Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Tarrus Riley, Ding Dong, Beenie Man, Tifa & Charly Black “Bring Di Beat” (Jamaica Remix)

HEAR THIS: Tarrus Riley, Ding Dong, Beenie Man, Tifa & Charly Black "Bring Di Beat" (Jamaica Remix)

Now A Straight Winnings

With Olympic fever in full swing, you already know “Bring The Beat,” the big tune by Machel Montano and Tessane Chin, is in heavy rotation. Now, just in time for the Rio Olympiad Chimney Records is bringing the beat with a “Jamaica Remix” of the winnings anthem with musical Gold Medalists Tarrus Riley, Ding Dong, Beenie Man, Tifa & Charly Black blazing the lyrical torch. So what if you deh pon one big lazy par and skip the torch ceremony? As long as you know when to press gas!  Audio After the Jump… Read more »

Dancehall Nice Again: Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens Turn Up The Vibes In Trinidad

Dancehall Nice Again: Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens Turn Up The Vibes In Trinidad

Jamaican artists shine bright  on 96.1 WEFM and at Together As One Concert in Trinidad

Last night’s, July 4th, Together As One Concert (T.A.O) in Trinidad,  featured the top headliners in dancehall and soca. The line up included chart toppers from Barbados, Leadpipe & Saddis; Trinidadian popular artists Roy Cape All Stars, Squeeky Ranking, Blaxx, Darnella Simmons, Orlando Octave and Ricardo Drue; and Jamaican dancehall artists Charly Black, Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens. Just like the Olympics, the flag for Jamaica waved high.  Aidonia, Busy Signal and Konshens, delivered  high caliber performances before and during this music festival. More After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ding Dong & I-Octane “Hold Yuh Own” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Ding Dong & I-Octane "Hold Yuh Own" PREMIERE

Brand New Dance Inna The Place

Ah wah gwan? Brand new dance inna the place—Ding Dong and Octane connect with DJ Frass for a musical thing called “Hold Yuh Own.” Hot Ras and Ravers Clavers link up… When you see them in the dance just give them space. Audio After the Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Ding Dong “Syvah” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Ding Dong "Syvah" Official Music Video

Ricky Blaze x Ravers Clavers Buss The New Dance Worldwide—Oh My Daaaays

Ding Dong is known for always bringing the big new dance anthems that get the whole world bouncing. But his brand new illectro boomshot—produced by the man called Ricky Blaze—he also separates the thugs from the bait. What else do you expect from the team that brought you “Badman Forward Badman Pull Up?” The song is maaad and this new video is oh so bad. Pull up! Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Elephant Man & Ding Dong “Crocodile / Badman Style” Video

Epic Two-Part Video Takes Elly & Crew From The Swamp Around The World And Back

You’ve gotta love the new Elephant Man video from Terminal 4 Media. Not just because it’s hilarious seeing Elly and Ding Dong and Keiva and the Ravers Clavers crawling in the primordial ooze like a bunch of swamp creatures. And not just because they so clean up in the second half of the video, trash and ready and bush to the bone ready to floss around the world in yet another dancehall version of Psy’s runaway hit “Gangnam Style.” And not just because it’s great to hear Elly singing a ridiculous dancehall instructional video all hoarse and off-key and not giving a frack like in the good ol’ days. It’s a little bit of all those things, actually. “How dem say Ding Dong stop dance?” Elly asks, outraged. “A lie dem ah tell!” As silly as these songs are—and make no mistake, they’re pretty silly—there’s a serious subtext behind the whole thing. “Mek we bring back the dancehall,” Elly sings on the delightfully ear-splitting hook. “Mek we show dem how it used to be.” Which means you’ve got to come with a new style. Even if it means making up your face like a reptile and crawling in the mud. And of course “Badman Style” isn’t exactly new. Psy did it first. Then Mega Banton, Singer J, and G-Loc brought it into the dancehall. But theirs was more of a bad man badman thing. And you already know Elly’s thing is a dancing thing. As in not taking oneself too seriously. As in embracing the inherent silliness of the whole thing. As in having fun again. Just like it used to be. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: New Kidz, Baby Chris, Ding Dong “Street Pledge” Video

Truck Back Family Brings Fun Into The Dancehall
Steve Locke of Truck Back Records has dreamed up another smash in “Street Pledge,” the latest smash hit from Truck Back Records. “The song came to me in a dream,” Locke told The Jamaica Star. “I woke up the next morning and started putting pen to paper.” Although he dreamed that he saw Baby Chris and New Kidz doing the song, Ding Dong happened to be in Locke’s studio—which is literally in the back of a truck—and since nobody makes a dancehall pop anthem like Ding Dong, he jumped on the song too. “Street Pledge” is shaping up to be the new ravers theme song. Reinterpreting Fun’s No. 1 hit “We Are Young” in a dancehall style, the video places the song firmly in the streets of Kingston. Nobody does road better. Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Eklypse, Kalado, Iyara, Ding Dong, Rav-A & Martin LV “Pretty Gal” Medley Video

Something Fresh From Hype Skool Muzik

Something about this riddim caught us from the first listen… Now the video medley just took it to the next level. Remember the words of a wise man: If we don’t support new artists today we can’t have big artists tomorrow.
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Happy Birthday Bogle

Mr. Wacky Is Gone But His Dancing Lives On

His name first got big thanks to Buju Banton’s 92 smash “Bogle,” but over the years people learned that “Bogle” was not just a dance, but a human dancehall phenomenon. Simply put, no other dancer has had a greater impact on dancehall culture than Gerald “Bogle” Levy. Shortly after making his transition to recording artist, the longtime member of the Black Roses Crew was gunned down shortly after leaving the popular dance Weddy Weddy Wednesdays. On the day he would have turned 48 Boomshots celebrates his life and legacy. Fashion over style. Read more »

Just Kickin’ It At Irie Jam’s Celebrity Soccer Match

Artiste All-Stars defeated in a shoot out… Ajamu shoots all the action.

Don’t watch the pretty smile—when it comes to football, Spice is not rampin’.

It just wouldn’t be summer without the Irie Jam Celebrity Soccer Match, one of the coolest places to meet and greet your favorite reggae stars in a relaxed setting. One week ago today the 10th Anniversary showdown went down in Roy Wilikins Park in Queens, co-sponsored by the late great Asylum Nightclub. As you’ll see after the jump, an irie time was had by all (and the ladies in the crowd were stylin’ extra hard). We woulda posted these shots for you sooner but these biting blogs out here got us watermarking each and every one of Ajamu’s priceless images. Read more »