Posts tagged "Gully Bop"

Irie Jam Sizzles with Sizzla, Anthony B & Friends

Irie Jam Sizzles with Sizzla, Anthony B & Friends

Tropical Storm Stays Far, Roots Vibrations Catch A Fire At Queens Stage Show

On Sunday, September 4, boom chunes reverberated from early afternoon across the pristine greens of Queens’ Roy Wilkins Park. It was Irie Jam Radio’s 23rd Anniversary and heavyweights were out in full force to celebrate. Though fallout from a tropical storm was supposed to drown out the festivities, Bobby Clarke and the Irie Jam family kept on “Holding Firm” and in the end the only thunder and lightning came from the line-up of roots rock reggae entertainers. The jewel in the crown of these royal revelries was the return of Sizzla Kalonji to the New York City stage. After enduring over eight years of the artist’s absence, being reunited never felt so good. Photos 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 »

Eye of A Tiger: New Song Highlights The Style of Reggae Veteran Tiger

Eye of A Tiger: New Song  Highlights The Style of Reggae Veteran Tiger

New Twin of Twins Song  Shines A Bright Light On Tiger’s Classic “When”

“Bun Again” by Twin of Twins comments on tumultuous relationships in dancehall.  Mr. Vegas, Foota Hype and Gully Bop are featured in the video,  along with  their close encounters with infidelity and domestic violence. The song discusses these serious topics in a satirical way. The beginning of the song also lyrically makes reference to 2016 Grammy Nominated Artist, Barrington Levy  and his classic “Too Experienced.” Produced by Anju Blaxx, the intro is the classic song “Woman is Like A Shadow” by The Meditations.  Moreover, the entire song is a remake of “When” by  living legend, Tiger.  More After The Jump Read more »

Full Moon Playlist II

Full Moon Playlist II

Ten Multi-Genre Selections for Your Halloween Party Playlist

   This year, Halloween was preceded by a Supermoon, making this holiday extra spooky. On September 27, 2015, a total lunar eclipse occurred and the moon passed into the Earth’s shadow. The moon appeared  close to the earth with a bright red illuminance. The last time this happened was 1982. Many believe that this type of moon brings about badness in people. The Full Moon Playlist II highlights songs that unleash the dark side of human nature in reggae, pop, dancehall, hip hop and soca. The playlist contains ten tunes focusing on an intrinsic baddness theme, while others go beyond the theme and comment on social issues, and a few are highlighted for a wicked production. Playlist After The Jump

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Boomshots x Pepsi Best Dancehall Songs

Boomshots x Pepsi Best Dancehall Songs

From Jr. Gong to Gully Bop—And Everything In Between

If you peeped last year’s Pepsi list, you already know the flex. Reshma B selects Strictly Boomshots pon a worldwide level—with no badness, no slackness, and nuh shakiness. There are so many artists and producers on the island it seems like the tunes never stop, but with Boomshots as your guide you can sit back and enjoy nothing but the best. You dun know who makes culture pop. Up, up, up! Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Stylo G vs. Gully Bop “Who She Want?”

HEAR THIS: Stylo G vs. Gully Bop "Who She Want?"

It’s a Dancehall Dilemma: Experience vs. Youth? The G or the Bop?

“Right now me feel good, how me come a England and them just embrace me,” states JA sensation Gully Bop as the DJ continues his rise from sufferation and obscurity to the top of the game. “Big big BBC radio a play Gully Bop non-stop and invite me in them studio. Me a get support at every show, every one of them pack! People swarm me like bees fe take picture everywhere me go. Is a thousand things and more a go on right now, so me have to give God thanks.” He even found time to link with ranking UK Yardie Stylo GJust like Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney, and Home T, Cocoa Tea, and Shabba, Stylo and Bop seem to have a small serious disagreement on their hands. The affections of a young lady are at stake. Experience vs. Youth. The G or the Bop? Which one ah dem she want? StarTraxx & Adde on the riddim. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Gully Bop “Drop Mi”

HEAR THIS:  Gully Bop "Drop Mi"

Everybody has love for Robert Lee Malcolm aka Gully Bop! In 2014, Gully Bop saw an exponential rise in his music career (a career that dates back to the 1980’s under the moniker Country Man), after recently becoming an instant, internet sensation. His newly found fame, arose from the viral replication of an amateur video of him freestyling. The “Body Specialist” even headlined at STING, in December 2014, with a performance that received rave reviews. The Jamaica Gleaner dubbed him “the fastest rising artist in the island’s history.” However, in recent music news, fans learned the devastating news that he was dropped from Claim Records for being  “disrespectful and hype.” More After The Jump…

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Reasoning with Gully Bop: “Ninjaman Fraid of Me Bad Bad Bad”

Reasoning with Gully Bop: "Ninjaman Fraid of Me Bad Bad Bad"

Everybody Want a Piece Offa This Man

Three months ago nobody had ever heard of Gully Bop. Then came the viral video, then the link with Claims Records, and the Major Lazer Remix. Now the whole of Jamaica is singing “every gal want a piece offa me” and all the excitement at Sting centers around the artist formerly known as Countryman, who went through a “dark time” and is now shining very brightly. Reshma B caught up with dancehall’s man of the moment for this exclusive Christmas Eve chat. Bop! Bop! Bop!
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