Posts tagged "Shawn Storm"

Vybz Kartel Appeal Moves Forward

Vybz Kartel Appeal Moves Forward

Gaza Fans Rejoice But There’s Still A Long Road Ahead

Gaza fans are celebrating at today’s news that Vybz Kartel and his co-defendants have been granted “leave” to pursue his appeal. His Lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson told the Jamaica Observer that this was an important step in the case. “It’s the first but critical step in the appeal process,” the prominent attorney explained. “A single judge, Justice Frank Williams, has read all the papers from the trial and determined that there are grounds on which an appeal could be allowed, so he has given the green light to proceed. We will move on to a full appeal in September. It is a limited victory, but an important moral victory for my client, as it reinforces the notion in his mind that justice will be srved and he will be acquitted.” Full Story & Video After The Jump…  Read more »

HEAR THIS: Shawn Storm “True Story” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Shawn Storm "True Story" PREMIERE

Exclusive Preview From The EP Word, Sound, Power
Rastafarian tradition speaks of the ancient precepts and principles that govern the lives of mankind. Among these is the concept of “Word Sound and Power,” a phrase that refers to the many ways language in general and music & lyrics in particular can bring about change within the lives of those who transmit or receive these words. Shawn Storm’s debut EP, Word, Sound, Power bears witness to the mental, musical and spiritual growth of an artist who remains steadfast despite his incarceration. Distributed by the mighty 21st Hapilos Digital, the EP (which is scheduled for release on May 6) features 10 tracks that received the stamp of approval from Shawn’s inner circle. “This is my first EP and my fans and I are both anticipating the outcome and the acceptance of new level of growth in my music—mentality and lyrically,” says the artist (who previously made a mark with the single “My Life”). “This EP  consist of a list of songs that were hand-picked by great people, mixed and organized by great minds and approved by my realest brother and mentor the greatest “World Boss.” From me to my fams and fans, I give you WORD SOUND POWER—my greatest creation yet.” Boomshots is proud to premiere this exclusive preview of the autobiographical lead single, “True Story,” a slice of life from the man called Shawn Storm.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Quarantine Inna Dancehall: The Ebola Riddim Is So Sick

Quarantine Inna Dancehall: The Ebola Riddim Is So Sick

When Current Events Meets Dancehall: How important is the name of a riddim?

The Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, claiming numerous lives since 1976. Just recently, two Americans died from the deadly virus, upon returning from Africa. Health care workers returning to the US from altruistic service in Africa, with viral symptoms have been quarantined in isolation. Luckily,  many received treatment which proved life saving, however, Africans continue to die  in alarming numbers from the deadly virus. Since its release in November 2014, the “Ebola” riddim has become a topic of controversy in dancehall.   The infectious riddim by renowned producer, Andrew “Anju Blax” Myrie of UIM  records, features a dozen top-rated dancehall artists. In the  riddim cover art, a micrograph of an Ebola virion appears superimposed over an animated image of  Anju Blax with supinated palms. Many on social media believe the riddim should be quarantined because of the “insensitivity,” in regards to its naming. Opposers refute this argument, stating that social commentary in dancehall is a norm, What’s in a name? While the jury is still out on this complex issue,  we present six songs featured on the Ebola riddim, because from a musical stand point,  the riddim itself is well produced.  Audio After The Jump…

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Gaza Slim’s Redemption Song

Gaza Slim's Redemption Song

April 3, 2014 was a melancholy day for dancehall fans, when Justice Lenoxx Campbell made his ruling in the murder case of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole after 35 years. In this case, no body was ever found and the case was decided mostly on text message evidence from telephones seized from the accused. Attorneys Christian Tavares-Finson and his father Tom Tavares-Finson, both lawyers who defended the dancehall artist, are already working on an appeal. Vybz Kartel associates Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm and Kahira Jones also received life sentences with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Shane Williams, another associate was acquitted on all charges in this murder case but charged for another murder case. Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim, Vybz Kartel’s protégé was charged with a lesser charge, obstruction of justice, for filing a false incident report about being robbed at knife-point by Clive “Lizard” Williams, just five days after Kartel was charged with murder, in an effort to pervert justice. As Kartel fans gathered outside of the Jamaican Supreme Court for the 58-day trial, Gaza Slim showed her presence and undying love for the World Boss.  More After The Jump…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Vybz Kartel Feat. Popcaan, Shawn Storm & Gaza Slim “Empire Forever”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Vybz Kartel Feat. Popcaan, Shawn Storm & Gaza Slim "Empire Forever"

Me Say Gaza, Me Say Gaza

News broke late last night that Vybz Kartel and his cohorts, after much deliberation  were found guilty of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Even though the evidence was stacked against them the news was still met with shock and public outcry, many more concerned about the state of the music than the man. With that in mind we take a look back to a time when Kartel had a firm grip on Dancehall and recruited long time friend Shawn Storm and rising stars Popcaan and Gaza Slim into what was then known as the Empire. With a solid team behind him and the now debunked “Teacha’s Pet” reality show ahead, the future looked even brighter for the Gaza general. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Shawn Storm “My Life” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Shawn Storm "My Life" Official Music Video

Throwback Selection From Kartel’s Co-Defendant

The dancehall world is still reeling from the news that Vybz Kartel was found guilty today. But Adi di Teacha isn’t the only artiste awaiting sentencing for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Portmore Empire singer Shawn “Storm” Campbell, whose alleged text messages played a big part in the case. He hasn’t tweeted from his account since Oct 2011, when he and Kartel were locked up on ganja charges. They haven’t been out of jail and they don’t know the next time they will. In this throwback 2010 music video, he drops profound lyrics over NotNice’s “Gangster City” riddim .”Teacha sign me and me gone now / Everybody know ’bout Sean now.” Video After The Jump… Read more »