Posts tagged "Shabba"

Reasoning with Jack Scorpio: “Good Music Come In Like The Bible”

Reasoning with Jack Scorpio: "Good Music Come In Like The Bible"

Heartical Words of Wisdom From the Founder of Black Scorpio Sound System And Record Label

Among the many icons, legends and superstars we were able to link up at Irie Jam’s recent 23 anniversary celebration concert was elder statesman Jack Scorpio of Black Scorpio sound. A giant in the industry and among men, this powerful pioneer has had his hands on the careers of a cornucopia of crème de la crème cultural current creators from Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs to Garnet Silk and Luciano to Beenie Man, Buju and Mega Banton to Capleton, Bounty Killer, Barrington Levy and Shabba Ranks of Jamaica’s Order of Distinction.  As a man who has launched legacies and banged out hits with the best of the best, Jack Scorpio knows a thing or two about the rules of engagement in the love and war of Dancehall and Roots and Culture Reggae. “My history too long fi talk,” said the tall man dressed in full white—but with a bit of perseverance, we convinced him to give it a try, and he took the time to share his insights with the BOOMSHOTS TV cameras.

Jack Scorpio doesn’t come out to events often, but he was pleased that he attended Irie Jam’s 23rd anniversary and had positive vibes to share, especially of rising sun, Jahmiel, who he wants to work with, and the things Jahmiel had to share in terms of critiques of the current Dancehall culture. Scorpio likened today’s Dancehall to destructive drug dealing and called for balance. “Good music come like the bible,” he says, and it’s time for artists, and the selectors who play the chunes, to take it to the next level and make immortal music. Turn on and tune in as Jack Scorpio reasons on Dancehall dimensions, trends on the changing winds, and why hit songs with stamina and staying power solidify like Holy Scripture. Videos After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Latty J “Who Rule”

HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Latty J "Who Rule"

Vegas Latty Wage A Classic Battle of the Sexes—Inna Dancehall Style

Dancehall superstar Mr. Vegas links with his protege Latty J for a classic battle of the sexes inna dancehall style. Flipping Shabba’s “Twice My Age” riddim, Vegas and Latty go line for line as they try to prove who really rules the world—or at least the household—Man or Woman? Listen for yourself and let us know who got the upper hand! During a recent Mr. Vegas performance in Florida, Reshma B caught up with Latty J and got to know the rising female DJ who first broke through with a wicked tune called “Put Up Uno Hand” on the “Nuh Frighten Vampire” diddim. Latty’s now doing music full time under Mr. Vegas’ management and it sounds like #TeamHustle is going hard. Audio & Video After The Jump… Read more »

Shabba Records First Song In JA For Three Years

Shabba Records First Song In JA For Three Years

If you want to work with Shabba Ranks, don’t bring “Monkey Money”—make sure it’s “Gorilla Money”!

Shabba Ranks decides to record a new track in Jamaica after ceasing his production there for years. (His last Jamaican production was “None A Dem” for Di Genius in 2011.) While in New York the Dancehall Emperor collaborated with American rappers A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky on the official remix of a eponymous song “Shabba Ranks”. The Grammy award winning DJ boasts an elaborate list of hits from his travels from yard to the United States. On his most recent visit back to JA, Shabba discusses his new musical projects, his pay rate—”no monkey money, we take gorilla money”—and his clothing line E.R.E. : Emperor. We expect more crossover success from the “Mr.Loverman” singer. Video After The Jump…

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Reasoning With Philip Smart “Music Is My Life”

Reasoning With Philip Smart "Music Is My Life"

Exclusive Interview With the Late Great Producer Who Was The Cornerstone of NYC’s Reggae Scene

This has been a rough month for reggae music. After the untimely deaths of Bunny Rugs and Wayne Smith comes news that legendary producer Philip Smart has died after a battle with cancer. The humble, soft-spoken genius learned his trade from the great King Tubby and played a crucial role in the development of the NYC reggae scene, producing classic sides by Shaggy and Super Cat and nurturing countless other producers at his studio and on his Get Smart radio show. Last year Boomshots stopped by HC&F Studio in Long Island where Philip was keeping one of his usual late-night sessions. He didn’t feel very well that day—said he had a cold—but luckily he found the strength for a long conversation with Reshma B. To say that Father Phil will be missed is a serious understatement. Respect in all aspect. Music alone shall live. Video After The Jump… Read more »

A$AP Ferg NYC Listening Event

Ferg Previews Trap Lord And Yams Burns Out the Nonbelievers
ASAPFergLast night A$AP Ferg held a listening event for his new album, Trap Lord. The Darby NYC was ram-jammed with A$AP Mob members and hip-hop tastemakers. The album sounds crazy—from the street single “Shabba” to abum cuts like “Cocaine Castle” and “Fuck Out My Face”—and A$AP Yams had a few choice words for all those who did not believe in his vision. Damn it feels good to see people up on it. Video After The Jump… Read more »

A$AP Ferg Speaks on Shabba

A Rare Interview with the Trap Lord
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A$AP Ferg’s summer scorcher “Shabba” has set the streets of NYC on fire—and the mad music video featuring the whole A$AP Mob and Shabba Ranks himself has everybody wondering why a youth from Harlem decided to pay homage to Shabba. The A$AP Mob is known for their ’90s nostalgia, and who was a bigger dancehall star in the early 90s than Shabba Ranks? And of course if you listen to A$AP Rocky’s hit “Pe$o” you can hear the dancehall influence runs deep amongst the mob. But still Ferg’s connection to Shabba runs even deeper. Born into a Trinidadian family, Ferg used to visit Jamaica as a youth. Boomshots’ own Reshma B sat down with Ferg for an in-depth discussion of “Shabba” and a preview of Ferg’s debut album, Trap LordVideo After The Jump… Read more »

Ziggy Marley Responds To The Buju Controversy… “We Don’t Put Down Our Heroes”

Bob’s firstborn son speaks out in defense of his father

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