Posts tagged "Kingston"

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 »

Pusha T Shoots Video In Kingston

Behind The Scenes Flicks From The “Blocka” Video Shoot

Long before “Mercy,” we knew Pusha T loved that dancehall sound. Remember his verse on the “Half On a Baby” remix with Vybz Kartel? Last week, Pusha and his crew took a trip to Kingston, Jamaica for the video shoot of “Blocka,” the Young Chop–produced single of his upcoming Wrath of Cain mixtape. We hear there’s another big dancehall star Popcaan featured on the track, which debuts soon is hard as f**k. While you let your imagination run wild, check out some exclusive behind-the-scene photos of the shoot. Photographs After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado & Vado “M.O.V.A.D.O.”

Harlem And The Gullyside Link Up: This Could Be A Problem

It didn’t take a genius to see this one coming. Like Mavado, Vado is most hated. And the Dipset’s blazing young gun traces his heritage back to Jamaica too. Vado + Mavado = Certified Boomshot. You knew they had to link up eventually, but who really knew it would be this hard? “I’ma grow my wings again,” the Gully Gaad sings, reflecting on his inability to fly to America due to visa politics. Feel his pain: “The streets, love me dearly. Can’t see me, but I know they hear me.” Then Vado checks in from Dipset HQ and you know what comes next… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Spice “What I’ve Been Through”

Mad Gal Spice Keeps It Mad Real: “We Know What It’s Like To Struggle”

Though she’s best known for racy tunes like “Rampin’ Shop” there’s another side to the dancehall diva known as Spice.

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REMIX: Biggie & Busy

Biggie Smalls & Busy Signal “Dead Wrong / Too Much Gun” The Remix

March 9 is not a day to celebrate. Today marks the 12th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ murder in Los Angeles. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christopher Wallace’s close friends and family. Unbelievable was deep, and Notorious was heartbreaking, but as Jay-Z put it, “This ain’t a movie, dog.”

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