Posts tagged "Kranium"

Fresh Off Collab With Alkaline, Kranium Announces International “Hotel Tour” Dates

Fresh Off  Collab With Alkaline, Kranium Announces International "Hotel Tour" Dates

Kranium Picks Jamaican Star Jada Kingdom As Opening Act

Revealing his brand new tour itinerary exclusively to Boomshots, Kranium was in a celebratory mood–and this time everybody haffi know! “Ladies you already know the deal,” Kranium stated, “pure entertainment!” The NYC-based dancehall star is on a roll after dropping a recent collab, “Just The Style” produced by Jamaican hitmaker DJ Frass. “‘Just the Style’ is just our reality, when we steppin hot gyal want to link up,” Kranium explained of the concept behind the tune. He also tapped rising Jamaican tour Jada Kingdom as his opening act on select dates of this must see tour.Tour Dates, Link And Latest Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Kranium “Meet & Beat” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Kranium "Meet & Beat" Official Music Video

Just Living That Star Life

Ever since he shook the world with that “Nobody Haffi Know” joint, Kranium has been living a different kind of life. The Queens dancehall artist has been grinding for years to reach this point and while he still works hard every day, he’s all about enjoying the ride. Today he dropped the visuals for his latest dancehall cut “Meet & Beat,” a humorous look at what really goes down at those meet and greet sessions. Because he loves his fans so much, Kranium will be hitting the road this fall. After you catch the new visuals, check out the Meet and Beat tour itinerary and maybe he can pencil you in.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Watch Boiler Room TV “Nice Up” NYC

Watch Boiler Room TV "Nice Up" NYC

Win Tickets To See Boiler Room’s NYC Dancehall Culture Showcase

In case you never know, Boiler Room is the world’s leading online music broadcaster. The UK-born multinational network streams the best in underground music, from techno and hip hop to jazz and contemporary classical with award-winning content reaching 12 million dedicated monthly unique users, some of the most active music fans all over the world. Tomorrow night they will be hosting “The Nice Up” a dancehall and reggae showcase in downtown Manhattan featuring some our favorite artists and selectors Boomshots is proud to be the official media partner for the event. Details After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Kranium ft. Tory Lanez “We Can” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Kranium ft. Tory Lanez "We Can" Official Music Video

Queens x Toronto Link-Up

Ever since he put Queens dancehall on the map with his x-rated worldwide smash “Nobody Haffi Know,” Kranium has been putting in much work while ignoring the haters. After signing a deal with Atlantic Records the stakes were raised even higher but somehow the singjay has maintained his cool while developing his own distinctive voice. Hitting the road with New Toronto sensation Tory Lanez, Kranium has carved out his own lane, and developed some creative chemsitry with the T-Dot reprsenter and today they dropped a new video for their collab “We Can.” Inspired perhaps by President Obama’s “Yes We Can” refrain during his Farewell Address, Kranium makes it clear that he and his girl can do just about anything they want. The visuals are as tasteful as the tune is raw. With Mr. Lanez’ radio clout, it sounds like Kranium may have a next banger on his hands. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Kranium x Tory Lanez “We Can”

HEAR THIS: Kranium x Tory Lanez "We Can"

From Toronto To Queens Pum Pum Reigns Supreme

A half-Bajan R&B/hip hop artist from Toronto who’s been doing his thing for a few years now, Tory Lanez has recently begun exploring Caribbean sounds. When Tory’s “LUV,” a reworking of Tanto Metro & Devonte’s worldwide dancehall hit “Everyone Falls In Love,” was described as “Terrible” by OVO stalwart Boi 1da, Tory proceeded to remix Drake’s “Controlla” in a fairly murderous fashion and tweeted that he was “bout to have Jamaica on fire.” Today he drops “We Can,” a sexed-up combination with Kranium which sounds more like Kranium jumping on a Tory Lanez #Swavey R&B track than vice versa. Still their icy machismo nicely complements this gauzy beat from Sak Pase and DJ Marley Waters as two young players pledge allegiance to the pum pum. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Mixpak Wins Red Bull Culture Clash

Mixpak Wins Red Bull Culture Clash

A Big Assist From Popcaan & Drizzy Drake

Friday night at London’s O2 Arena four sound systems representing Dancehall, Hip Hop, UK Garage and Grime battled before a 20,000 seat venue for the 2016 staging of Red Bull Culture Clash. Wiley’s Eskimo Dance and UK Garage All-Stars featuring So Solid Crew had the place rocking with the hometown hits, and Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang linked with Supa Dups and Black Chiney Sound to drop some big dubplates, but in end Brooklyn NY’s Mixpak sound who took the trophy with support from dancehall stars Tony Matterhorn, Spice, Kranium, and Popcaan. The Unruly Boss sealed the win in the final round with a Drizzy Drake dub plate of One Dance that done the place. Video After The Jump… Read more »

“Sounds From The Caribbean Stage” Showcase at SXSW Reps Reggae & Dancehall To The World

"Sounds From The Caribbean Stage" Showcase at SXSW Reps Reggae & Dancehall To The World

W&R Projects x Irie Jam x Boomshots Link Up To Make Music History

Launching as a regional music festival in 1987, SXSW (pronounced “South By Southwest”) has grown by leaps and bounds to become one of the biggest cultural events in the world—expanding to a nine-day marathon encompassing Film and Interactive as well as Music. Major motion pictures like Neighbors, 21 Jump Street, and Bridesmaids as well as the TV series Girls have premiered and secured distribution deals at SXSW. Major digital startups like Twitter and Foursquare debuted at SXSW. But music is the lifeblood of the festival, with over 28,000 artists participating last year, from unknown hopefuls (John Mayer and James Blunt are just two of the future stars to be discovered at SXSW in years past) to bonafide megastars (Kanye West, Prince, Lil Wayne and Jay Z have all performed there in recent years). One area that has been woefully under-represented at SXSW has been Reggae. But this year, W&R Projects have linked with Irie Jam and Boomshots to represent reggae and dancehall music to the world at this influential gathering of media tastemakers and industry power-players.  Details After The Jump… Read more »

“Sorry,” Not Sorry: A Justin Bieber Remix Rewind

"Sorry," Not Sorry: A Justin Bieber Remix Rewind

Biebz x Skrillex Have The Dance On Lock

Ever since the “Tropical House” track “Sorry” dropped last October, it’s been going HAM in the dancehall. If the ragga drum patterns didn’t tip you off, then those New Zealand bashment girls in the official video—Ladies of ReQuest joining forces with the Royal Dance Crew—must have driven the point home. Skrillex has always been a big reggae fan and he’s been spending nuff time in Jamaica lately. It seems the local sounds are definitely rubbing off. But they rub both ways of course. What dancehall artist doesn’t enjoy a good remix? This holiday season the club was flooded with “Sorry” versions. Here are a few of our favorites, without any apology. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Kranium Talks Ty Dolla $ign Collab, Major Label Deal, and Repping JA from NYC

Kranium Talks Ty Dolla $ign Collab, Major Label Deal, and Repping JA from NYC

Everybody Haffi Know Bout Kranium

The rising dancehall star responsible for the worldwide smash “Nobody Has To Know” chats with the Reggae Girl About Town shortly after his performance at the RBMA Yardcore show. They discuss his signing to major label Atlantic Records, his collab with L.A. rapper Ty Dolla $ign, what he learned from his uncle Screwdriver, and how he reps Jamaican music as a youth raised in NYC. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Spragga Benz’s Bongo Bash in Jamaica

Spragga Benz's Bongo Bash in Jamaica

The Dancehall Icon Celebrates A Career Without Compare

With 22 years in the music industry, Carlton Errington Grant aka Spragga Benz, tours the world, on long journeys from his home in Dunkirk, Kingston, Jamaica. However, despite his worldwide success, the dancehall icon remains deeply rooted to his humble beginnings with LA Benz sound. This weekend,  he will return home for his Bongo Bash at “LA Benz Corner” in Duhaney Park, Lessing Avenue, Kingston 20 on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Ricky Villa, owner of LA Benz, who has now passed on, encouraged Spragga to first enter the studio and this followed with a big break, when he voiced some dubs for Buju Banton. More After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Kranium “Nobody Has To Know”

HEAR THIS: Kranium "Nobody Has To Know"

JA-Born Queens-Raised Lyricist Lives By The Joe Grine Law: Get And No Chat

The Twenty-three-year-old NYC dancehall artist Kranium will be dropping his first single on Frequent Flyer Records October 15th. The artwork, courtesy of RavieOne, hearkens back to the classic Super Cat LP Si Boops Deh. And on Kranium’s single “Nobody Has To Know,” (or actually “nobody nah fi know”) co-produced by the artist and LMR, he’s nobody’s sugar daddy. Kranium is more like that Joe Grine who sees to a lady’s urgent needs—you know, like “use me cocky play guitar with your lungs”—on the low. As the late great Captain Barkey once put it: Original Get and No Chat. Audio After The Jump… Read more »