Posts tagged "Snoop Lion"

Busy Signal In Beast Mode

Busy Signal In Beast Mode

Busy Signal’s “All In One,” stands as the only dancehall freestyle  fused over 12 classic hip hop beats. In this 2014 song, Busy chops it up vocally and lyrically over each beat, as if competiting for a black belt.   The song trending heavily on social media, a year later, really highlights Busy Signal’s talent. He adds, “Don’t try this at home or the studio or you will have to do it live too,” reminding the music community that each artist in the dancehall genre is an individual; no need for Stereo-Types. More After The Jump…

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Eddie Murphy Roots Reggae

Eddie Murphy Roots Reggae

Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy ranks as the 4th highest paid actor in the United States. Making people laugh out loud, comes second nature to this comedian. The actor from Bushwick, Brooklyn, even masters the art of playing multiple roles in the same movie; including fan favorite, “Coming to America.” He’s dabbled in music for years, but Murphy gets serious with  reggae in 2015.  More After The Jump…

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Troubling Questions Raised by the Riff Raff, Snoop & Collie Buddz Collab

Troubling Questions Raised by the Riff Raff, Snoop & Collie Buddz Collab

So… Another Rapper’s Dabbling in Dancehall?

This past Friday, you may have noticed all those hipster blogs breathlessly reporting that Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller had “gone reggae.” OK, fair enough—these “Yankee rappers dabbling in dancehall” posts are surefire crowd pleasers. Why should we even be surprised when a kid from Houston born Horst Christian Simco signs with Mad Decent and decides to switch up his bugged-out raw flow and try singing over a reggae beat? But can we honestly claim that the guy has “gone reggae.” I mean, what ever happened to Snoop Lion? When Big Homie first aappeared on the Strictly Boomshots show, he was all about that Rasta life. Now he turns up on a reggae track produced by The Cataracs (the duo who made “Like A G6”) rappin’ like Snoop Dogg? Riff Raff’s in Jody Highroller mode, Snoop’s in Dogg mode… Hold up—we’re getting confused. Wasn’t Snoop suposed to be Bob Marley reincarnated or something? Thank God Collie Buddz sounds like himself on this one.  Audio After the Jump… Read more »

Reasoning with Wiz Khalifa: “I Get it Grown For Me”

Reasoning with Wiz Khalifa: "I Get it Grown For Me"

Taylor Gang Boss Rocks Reggae Sumfest In Montego Bay, Readies Blacc Hollywood Album

This past weekend Wiz Khalifa made his first trip to Jamaica to rock Reggae Sumfest 2014. Before the big show he sat down poolside with RGAT to talk about his love for Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Listen as Wiz weighs in on whether yard weed stacks up to Khalifa Kush, plus he reveals which reggae artist he’d like to collaborate with. Then watch him shell down International Night 1 in the same black and yellow shorts he was chilling in by the pool! Videos After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Feat. Major Lazer “Get Away”

WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Feat. Major Lazer "Get Away"

Snoop Lion And The Major Join Forces Against The Evil Sound

Snoop pays homage to the early days of Pokémon in his latest visual, only this time he isn’t battling the evil Team Rocket. Instead (after a brief test of might) he and Major Lazer hop on their hover board and flying lowrider respectively and take on the forces of bad music. Presented in all its 8-bit splendor this video will have you wanting to dig up that ol’ Game Boy and lose a couple hours reliving your childhood. Gotta catch ’em all, Video After The Jump… Read more »

Reggae Grammy Nominees Announced For 2013

Reggae Grammy Nominees Announced For 2013

The Music Industry’s Highest Honor Will Go To One of These Five Reggae Acts

If there’s one thing reggae fans love to complain about it’s the Grammy Awards. Well today the nominees for Best Reggae Album category have been revealed, and let’s just say there’s going to be some more lively debates going on. Check out the final five after the jump—and let us know in the comments if you’d like to thank the Academy, or if they missed some of your favorites. Full List of Nominees After The Jump…

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“Bruk It Down 2.0” Delivers

"Bruk It Down 2.0" Delivers

Mr. Vegas  New Album Review and Interview

Just after leaving the Strictly Boomshots show on September 23, 2013, Mr. Vegas headed uptown to host a listening event at Rosewood in New York City to preview his new release Bruk It Down 2.0 and celebrate what’s sure to be one of the biggest releases of the year. This 16-song album simmers with a culture gumbo, blending ingredients of pop, soca, reggaeton and raw dancehall vibes. Track-by-track Review and Interview After the Jump…!

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WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Feat. Iza “The Good Good”

People Search Their Whole Life To Find Itsnooplion

 

Snoop is in a good place right now and it clearly shows in the visual for his latest of his critically acclaimed “Reincarnated” album appropriately titled “Good Good.” Snoop brings the whole family in on the action, proving that the message he was trying to convey as Snoop Lion and his new music of peace, love and happiness is clearly shown on the faces of the Broadus clan. “Good Good” has different meanings, but to Snoop it is happiness, healthiness and the love of his family. What’s your “Good Good?” Video After The Jump…  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Feat. Rita Ora “Torn Apart”

It’s Better To Have Loved And Lost Than Never To Have Loved At All—Right?snooprita

 

Snoop and the ever beautiful songstress Rita Orta jet off to the picturesque country of Thailand to shoot the video to Snoop’s latest cut off his impressive Reggae album Reincarnated entitled “Torn Apart.” The video tells a story of a chance encounter between to two people on holiday which turns into something more. Hit The Jump To Peep The Vid For Yourself And Especially Rita… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ashtrays And Heartbreaks The Mixtape

Snoop Lion Does Things Differently And Drops A Mixtape AFTER His Albumsnoopmixtape

 

Stemming from the buzz off his recent Reincarnated album Snoop Lion unlike most artists drops a mixtape after the initial release. Named after one of the critically acclaimed singles “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” features an infusion of reggae, dancehall, hip hop and yes a little dubstep sprinkled in between. Mixed by the Federation Sound General Max Glazer “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” is available for Streaming And Download After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning With Sizzla Kalonji

Reasoning With Sizzla Kalonji

Kalonji Speaks On The Motherland, The Messiah, Losing Fattis and Finding Snoop Lion

Sizzla’s new album The Messiah finds Sizzla near the heights of his creative powers. This new set of tunes harkens back to some of his greatest works Black Woman and Child and Da Real Ting among them. On “Give Them A Ride” he sang, “Words without works can’s sustain.” Now after his bike accident, the death of his mentor Phillp “Fatis” Burris, and his time in the motherland, Sizzla seems reinvigorated and more committed than ever to works—raising awareness of the conditions of the sufferers worldwide and proclaiming His Majesty as the true and living God. Kalonji took time to speak with Boomshots on the new songs, life after Fatis and his next plans. Run it: Interview by Rob Marriott After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Feat. Miley Cyrus “Ashtrays And Heartbreaks” Official Video

Snoop And Miley Blaze Their Troubles Awayash

Life is hard, even harder for others, and at some point we realize there are just things we cannot control. So what do we do? Simple, just let go take your problems and roll them into a nice fat spliff, light it, and blow those problems in the air. This is the message that Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus is trying to convey in the video for the lastest cut off Snoop’s “Reincarnated” album. (Snoop’s position on “The Healing of the Nation” is well known, and we all remember Miley’s bong escapade.) If life was easy then it wouldn’t be called life now would it – Peep The Video After The Jump… Read more »