Posts tagged "Flashback Friday"

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rita Marley “One Draw” Original 12” Mix

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rita Marley "One Draw" Original 12'' Mix

Build One Spliff An Take A Whiff

The legalization of marijuana is a topic on many a person’s lips. States like Colorado and Washington are spearheading the legal marijuana trade and basically showing the U.S and the rest of the world how profitable and how positively it affects the economy. So why dem nah fi legalize di herb?! We’ve been asking that question for years. With the legalization and medical usage of marijuana seemingly reaching a tipping point, Rita Marley felt it was the right time to re-issue the original extended 12″ hit version of “One Draw.” In 1981 she released an upbeat ode to herb-smoking with a memorable tongue-in-cheek dialogue between a “teacher” and some of her “students” with names such as “Herbie,” “Smokie” and “Mila” (short for “sensimilla”). Even though at its core “One Draw” was reggae song, it was leaps and bounds over the majority of what was being recorded and released in Jamaica at that time. On why she felt it was the right time to re-issue the classic, Rita said: Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: I-Octane “Stab Vampire”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: I-Octane "Stab Vampire"

Octane A Bad From Long Time

His new album “My Journey” dropped this week and is already getting rave reviews. I-Octane has been burning up charts for a while now, but when did it all start? Let’s take it all the way back to 2007 right after I-Octane previously known as Richie Rich dropped this bun out pagan tune “Stab Vampire.” It was with this tune that people began to take notice and realize that I-Octane wasn’t just a flash in the pan. Tune After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Mighty Sparrow “Jean And Dinah (When The Yankees Gon)”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Mighty Sparrow "Jean And Dinah (When The Yankees Gon)"

Yankee Gon’ So Sparrow Take Ova Town

It’s Carnival Friday! So what better way to celebrate (since we can’t be there) than to dedicate today’s Flashback Friday to one of the originators of the artform. “Jean and Dinah” (When The Yankees Gon) is a Calypso from Grenadian born Mighty Sparrow. The song became an international hit in 1956 and would be his first of eight Road March titles. This calypso, Sparrow’s first hit, commented on the large-scale prostitution that the bases once supported and the desperation of these ladies following the closure of many American military bases in Trinidad in the post-war period. Take A Little Wine After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Buju Banton “Wanna Be Loved”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Buju Banton "Wanna Be Loved"

Dedicated To The Lovers

It’s that dreaded day, Valentine’s Day, the day most people find out where they stand with their significant other. Heartbreak for some but a day to rejoice in the emotion that is love of to feel loved for many. Let’s focus on the latter (sorry side pieces). Love is a beautiful thing and everyone deserves to be loved, but more importantly loved for who they are, isn’t that right Buju? Gargamel himself stated these words on his hit tune “Wanna Be Loved” of his 1995 classic “Til Shiloh.” Buju expressed these same sentiments, he wants love, but only if his lady loves him for him or as he put it “not for who you think I am or who you want me to be could you love me for me?” Tune After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Beres Hammond “I Feel Good”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Beres Hammond "I Feel Good"

Feel Good Friday

T.G.I.F!!! You’re probably counting down the hours you have left on work thinking about what plans you have this weekend with your friends or even that special someone. Let us here at Boomshots add to your already building good vibes with this 2008 hit from the man himself Beres Hammond entitled “I Feel Good.” As the song implies, Beres focuses on the simpler things in life, good music, his lady in his arms and an all around good feeling. Feel good to, Tune After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Barrington Levy “Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Barrington Levy "Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)"

Trouble Double Double

Yesterday we gave you a listen to Barrington’s latest entitled “Rosie.” If you haven’t noticed, Barrington has been dealing with Rosie since the beginning of his career, most notably on his 1985 classic “Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway).” Take a trip down memory lane – Tune After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cutty Ranks “Who Seh Me Dun” & “Limb By Limb”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cutty Ranks "Who Seh Me Dun" & "Limb By Limb"

Yesterday we gave you a listen to DJ Green Lantern & DJ Craze’s “Rocket Launcher” mix  which featured samples from Dancehall bad man Cutty Ranks, so it was only fair that today for our Flashback Friday series we pull out not one, but two Cutty tracks. The 1993 hit “Limb By Limb” a sound bwoy clash favorite and “Who Seh Me Dun” off his acclaimed 1996 “Six Million Ways To Die” Album. You wan test the rocket launcher? Tunes After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Junior Murvin “Police & Thieves”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Junior Murvin "Police & Thieves"

Watch How Dem Fight Outta Street 

It is with a heavy heart we at Boomshots bring you today’s Flashback Friday tune. It seemed only right to honor the passing of one of Dub music’s foundation artistes, none other than Junior Murvin. Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Scare Dem Crew “Many Many”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Scare Dem Crew "Many Many"

How Many Girls Scare Dem Get When They Ready?

Monday the “Energy Gad” Elephant Man dropped a video honoring America’s favorite past time entitled “Miley Cyrus (Twerk).” Before Ele gained his moniker and had the gyal dem gyrating he was apart of the Scare Dem Crew. Consisting of Boom Dandimite, Elephant Man, Nitty Kutchie and Harry Toddler, Scare Dem took Dancehall by storm in the mid 90’s releasing a myriad of hits most memorably “Many Many,” Scare Dem’s ode to the number of girls they get when they feel like it. Video After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: DMX Feat Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas “Top Shotter”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: DMX Feat Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas "Top Shotter"

Here Comes The Boom

While we eagerly await Mr. Vegas Feat. Sean Paul and Fatman Scoop’s official video for their tune “Party Tun Up (Remix) we take a look back at one of Vegas and Paul’s previous Hip Hop collaborations from the classic Hype Williams directed “Belly.” The dog himself DMX roped in Vegas and Paul for the 1998 hit “Top Shotter” (commonly known as “Here Comes The Boom”) to create one of the best hip hop/dancehall crossover records ever. X’s gritty wordplay paired with Vegas and Sean’s attacking lyrics act as a perfect backdrop to Hype’s visuals. Video After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Bunji Garlin “Gimme The Brass”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Bunji Garlin "Gimme The Brass"

Before Differentology There Was Brass

Yesterday, Thursday 7th of November marked exactly one year since the mega hit “Differentology” was officially released to the world. Fast foward to the present and “Differentology” is still being played at high volumes and remix after remix is coming out the woodwork adding to the longevity of the tune. Bunji is a household name now, but there was a time when he was just another guy who had the talent and trying to make a name for himself performing at local secondary schools around Carnival time. Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Gyptian “Is There A Place”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Gyptian "Is There A Place"

Gyptian Is On The Search For That Place

Earlier this week Gyptian celebrated the release of his new album “Sex, Love & Reggae” along with his 30th birthday at NYC’s very own S.O.B’s to a capacity crowd. Gyptian year after year has been releasing great reggae music focusing on everyday life, love and everything in between. So to further honor the talented singer we take it back to when his dreads weren’t fully grown and his chin had a little less fuzz with the 2005 hit “Is There A Place” on the highly touted Seasons Riddim. Tune After The Jump… Read more »