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The Love Chocolate Playlist

The Love Chocolate Playlist

Boomshots Presents A Multi-Genre Playlist for Valentine’s 2016

It’s that time again, lovers. This article features 14 decadent tunes in Reggae, Jazz, Contemporary, and Rhythm and Blues, for your listening pleasure. The songs were selected based on the artist/talent, lyrical content and overall sound. More After The Jump Read more »

Paying Tribute To The Crown Prince on
“We Remember Dennis Brown”

Paying Tribute To The Crown Prince on "We Remember Dennis Brown"

Young Reggae Artists Pay Homage To The Crown Prince

This February 1st marks what would have been the 59th birthday of the late great Dennis Emmanuel Brown, better known as the Crown Prince of Reggae. Having made his mark at Sir Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One as a child performer, D. Brown would go on to blaze a trail of soulful roots reggae, taking his sound to the top of the British charts in 1972 with “Money in My Pocket.” The singer recorded crucial cuts for many of Jamaica’s greatest producers including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Niney the Observer, Joe Gibbs, King Jammy’$, and Sly & Robbie. He passed away in 1999 but his music continues to play all around the world, with timeless lyrics like “Love and hate can never be friends” becoming immortalized in the popular vernacular. In 2016 V.P. Records has announced that they will be releasing a 2-CD tribute album entitled We Remember Dennis Brown. In the same spirit as We Remember Gregory Isaacs, the album will feature newer artists covering classic and rare cuts by the master. The first four songs in the double-CD set have been revealed. Lineup & Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Romain Virgo “Star Across The Sky” Acoustic Video

WATCH THIS: Romain Virgo "Star Across The Sky" Acoustic Video

Soulful reggae crooner slows it down in latest clip

Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 as the youngest winner of Jamaica’s leading reggae talent search Digicel Rising Stars, Romain Virgo has gone on to dazzle stadiums and dominate charts worldwide. This boy wonder has evolved into a fully fledged ambassador for lovers rock music with a consistently strong, ever-growing catalog of tunes. Virgo recently teamed up with legendary production duo Sly & Robbie for the celestial single “Star Across The Sky” which was featured on their 2014 Grammy nominated album The Reggae Power. Fresh from a successful European winter tour, he took time out to unveil a mellow yet stirring rendition of the same hit song this week, with just a keyboard for company. This guy’s vocal range is insane! Video After the Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Romain Virgo & Konshens “We No Worry Bout Them” Official Music Video

The Singer and DJ Take It Back To Street Dance Days on their Gallis Anthem

VirgoKonshensNoWorryBoutThemBOOMSHOTSWe’ve been rinsing this tune for a minute now. When you comebine two of the music brightest young stars in a singer and DJ combination over Super Cat’s “Come Down” riddim you’re bound to have a classic on your hands. But somehow this video escaped our attention until now. Konshens sips a Guiness while Virgo sings out his heart over a streetside sound system, then the DJ takes up the mic and before you know it, they’re bigging up the fat sexy girls to the max. Don’t worry. Ah just so it go. Video After The Jump… Read more »

2013 Reggae Sumfest Attracts Thousands to Montego Bay

Dancehall Nights Kicks Off Tomorrow—Who is Going to Shell Down Sumfest This Year?

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Reggae Sumfest has been taking place for 20 years and every year has out done the last. Last year, Reggae veteran, Shabba Ranks, wowed fans with his first performance in a decade. Trey Songz brought his sex appeal to Sumfest 2012 and had fans swooning in the crowd. R. Kelly performed his ultimate hit, “Bump N’ Grind,” in a rare acapella style. Quite the event, it may seem as if Reggae Sumfest 2o12 can’t be topped but this 21st year of Reggae Sumfest is already turning to be unforgettable and it hasn’t even begun yet.

With a line-up that includes returning artists, Damian Marley, Aidonia, Popcaan and newcomers, Miguel, Flo Rida, Ashley Martin and many more, there’s no telling what will be in store for the concert-goers. It has already been confirmed that I-Octane will be closing Dancehall Night and Jah Cure will be closing International Night One. Macka Diamond and Lady Saw will both be at Reggae Sumfest so there might be some healthy competition between the two for fans to enjoy. Popular Reggae artist, Beres Hammond, is also in the line-up and concert attendees are excited to see him perform tracks off of his newest album, One Love, One LifeAnd then there is always the special guests, surprise performances and unexpected stage antics. Reggae Sumfest 2013 has a line-up that will have thousands of fans anxiously waiting for the next Sumfest.

Though Reggae Sumfest is this week, it isn’t too late to buy yourself a ticket to join in the festivities! Check out the entire line-up in the photo gallery.

HEAR THIS: Romain Virgo “Beat You Down”

Romain Virgo Reminds The Women That They Are Stronger Than They Thinkromain

Domestic violence is a serious issue, even in today’s society women are still victims of this cowardice crime. Romain Virgo sings one dedicated to the ladies who deal with this on a regular basis, reminding them that they are strong and no amount of money or nice car is worth the physical abuse. Listen To This Powerful Tune After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Romain Virgo “I Am Rich In Love” Pon Radio Lily

Live & Direct From The Strictly Boomshots Show
selector romain BOOMIt’s hard to believe that Miss Lily’s Variety is only a year old. It already feels like an NYC institution. Just think of all the magic moments that have gone down on RadioLily. This week the Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1 CD hits stores, including cuts from many of the great artists who have passed through to nice up the place. Let’s take a look back at one of those very special nights… Video After The Jump…

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HYPE TV Top 20: Mavado Takes the Number 1 Spot

 I-Octane & Bounty Killer Slip to Number 2 as Mavado Seizes the Crown
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Mavado has slowly been creeping up the countdown for quite some time now; 14 weeks to be exact and he didn’t stop until he made it to number one. Now that he has taken the top spot, we must wait and see how long his fans can keep him there. Especially since I-Octane and Macka Diamond are not too far behind! Check out the countdown after the jump! Read more »

Miss Lily’s Variety Celebrates First Anniversary

Miss Lily's Variety Celebrates First Anniversary

Let’s Look Back At Some of the Most Memorable Radio Lily Moments So Far

They’ve been Playing the Peoples’ Music Night and Day for 364 days already. Tomorrow RadioLily.com hits the first year milestone in a big way with the legendary Johnny Osbourne live and direct and other special guests passing through. Make sure to catch The Best of Strictly Boomshots 2012 Saturday at 7pm. But for now, here are some of our favorite RadioLily moments so far. Audio After The Jump….

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WATCH THIS: Beres Hammond & Friends Live In London

Beres Welcomes Romain Virgo and Tarrus Riley Onstage At Wembley Arena, And They All Chat With RGAT

On the final night of the Beres & Friends tour at London’s Wembley Arena, Beres invites Romain Virgo onstage to perform “Can’t Sleep” and bigs up the young singer to the fullest. But that’s not all. Beres also called Tarrus Riley onstage to perform “Groovy Little Thing” and then Dean Fraser sealed the deal with a tasty sax solo. And you already know the ReggaeGirlAboutTown was there to capture the moment. Another Boomshots.com exclusive. Photos and Video by Ravi Sidhu (@REDNivars) After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Protoje ft. Romain Virgo “Reggae Revival”

Corleon, Diggy & Virgo Connect For A Rebirth, Not  Funeral

Protoje always comes fresh, and when he joins forces with a vocalist like Romain Virgo it’s a reggae rebirth—not a funeral. Diggy bigs up Coxsone Dodd, Winston Riley, & Junjo Lawes while Don Corleon keeps the vibes alive. “How dem fi say reggae dead, when we ah carry on?” Read more »

WATCH THIS: Romain Virgo “Not Today” Acoustic Version & Interview

The Singer Celebrates The Release Of “The System” On Radio Lily’s Strictly Boomshots Show

Last night Romain Virgo celebrated the release of his sophomore album The System with a live performance on Radio Lily’s Strictly Boomshots show. Shaggy, Rayvon, DJ Kue, and 77 Klash were all in the building with the lady who put the P in V.P. Records, Miss Pat herself plus Chris Chin along with Clive Chin—not to mention the original Miss Lily’s fam (too much name, can’t call nuh name). Photos and video by the man called Gizmo after the jump. Read more »