Posts tagged "Ne-Yo"

WATCH THIS: Shabba Ranks Rules On Da Reggae Tip 2014

WATCH THIS: Shabba Ranks Rules On Da Reggae Tip 2014

Beenie, Shaggy, Sanchez, and Spice Help the Hot 97 Crew Kick off Labor Day Weekend 2014

This past Friday, just like every other Friday before a Labor Day Weekend in recent memory, a galaxy of reggae and dancehall stars descended on Hot 97’s annual showcase On Da Reggae Tip. Just as in years past, the event was hosted by Bobby Konders and Jabba, whose Sunday-night reggae show has been a fixture on New York’s No. 1 hip-hop station since 1992. And as like in year’s past, there were a few surprise guests from the worlds of R&B, hip-hop, and classic dancehall waiting in the wings. But some things this year were very different, starting with the venue. Instead of the ornate but overcrowded Hammerstein Ballroom, where the perennially sold-out show has always been held, ODRT2014 took place at a much larger outdoor venue, JBL Live at Pier 97 on the edge of Manhattan’s Hudson River. As the sun set on a perfect late-summer evening, the show kicked off with blossoming pop stars like teenage sensation Samantha J, and Tessanne Chin, the Jamaican-born crooner who won the last season of NBC’s The Voice, as well as dancehall acts like Tifa, currently riding high off her single “Bak It Up” and Kranium, the Brooklyn-based DJ whose keep-it-on-the-downlow single “Nobody Has To Know” has made him a name to know. < Full Review And Videos After the Jump… Read more »

Shaggy And Friends Bring Jamaica Together For The Bustamante Children’s Hospital

Shaggy And Friends Bring Jamaica Together For The Bustamante Children's Hospital

Shaggy And Friends Put On A Great Show For An Even Greater Cause

Reggae powerhouse Shaggy brought together a few friends for a charity show in aid of the Bustamante Children’s Hospital on the grounds of Jamaica House in Kingston. The level of support was evident on the streets of Kingston as patrons converged on the venue resulting in a massive traffic backup along Waterloo Road and others, with motorists crawling in line for almost an hour before being able to enter the grounds. But what’s a little traffic and a few lines for a good cause.  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Smif N Wessun ft Junior Reid “Solid Ground” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Smif N Wessun ft Junior Reid “Solid Ground” Official Music Video

Boot Camp Vets Stand Firm With Mr. “One Blood”

In the past couple of months, a wave of reggae collaborations has surfaced across genres of music—from the lover’s rock of Shaggy’s “You Girl” featuring Ne-Yo to A$AP Ferg saluting “Shabba Ranks” to Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes providing dance lessons with “Twerk It” to Selena Gomez trying to walk “Like A Champion” in Buju Banton’s footsteps. Some collaborations represent sheer genius while others lean on loud yelling and Ja-fakin’ accents. The best usually feature a reggae artist’s vocals, giving the tracks authenticity. Case in point: Boot Camp Clik’s Smif N Wessun (General Steele & Tek) have paid homage to reggae music ever since their inception. Their classic “Sound Bwoy Bureill,” from their 1995 debut album, Dah Shinin, painted on a canvas of echoes from old-school dancehall verbal artillery. The verbal brushstrokes of Fuzzy Jones’s  intro and Smif N’ Wessun’s use of Jamaican patois-infused rap, create a masterpiece of hip-hop reggae fusion that could only have been birthed in Brooklyn. This warning was also sampled on Kanye West smash hit, “Mercy” in 2012. “Sound Bwoy Buriell” also features lyrics from Buju Banton’s “Boom Bye Bye” making it a BoOM tune by far! Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Shaggy ft. Ne-Yo “You Girl” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Shaggy ft. Ne-Yo "You Girl" Official Music Video

Mr. Boombastic and the R&B Gentleman Touch The Ladies Just Right

Shaggy’s latest album Out of Many, One Music is all about building bridges. With riddims laid by Sly & Robbie and a guest list spanning from reggae O.G.s like Beres and Ccocoa Tea to young guns like Konshens and Chronixx, Shaggy has put together a classic release that every reggae lover needs to check out—and R&B heads too. Today he released the visuals for his smooth duet with Ne-Yo, who sounds right at home on a reggae rhythm. After all that’s who Kartel jacked the “Ramping Shop” beat from. This tune’s approach is way classier, but it all ends up the same. Nawmean? Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Shaggy ft. Ne-Yo “You Girl”

Mr. Boombastic Links With The Perfect Gentlemen, And It’s All About The Girls—As Usual
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Shaggy’s really pulling out all the stops for his new classical roots reggae album with riddims laid down by Sly & Robbie and production by Sting International and Lenky. First he gave us “Can’t Fight This Feeling” featuring Beres Hammond. Now he’s just dropped a sweet lover’s rock selection called “You Girl” featuring R&B star Ne-Yo. It’s nice to hear a U.S. singer sounding so comfortable with the one-drop groove. Looks like Shaggy has another hit on his hands. And having heard most of the album, we can confirm there’s a lot more where that came from. Audio After The Jump…

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Keri Hilson Busts A Quick Bogle Dance

“No Boys Allowed” Star Takes It Back To ’92 At VIBE Cover Launch

Interscope Records artist Keri Hilson was in NYC this week celebrating her first VIBE magazine cover and preparing for the launch of her sophomore album No Boys Allowed on December 21. The event at HK Lounge—sponsored by AKOO clothing and Smirnoff Masters of the Mix—was packed by the time Keri took the stage to perform her signature songs like “Turning Me On” (featuring Lil Wayne), “Knock You Down” (featuring Kanye West), as well as her new hit single “Pretty Girl Rock.” Keri also took time out to bust a quick Bogle dance… Read more »