Posts tagged "Wayne Marshall"

WATCH THIS: Wayne Marshall ft. Tessane Chin & Ryan Mark “Glory To God” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Wayne Marshall ft. Tessane Chin & Ryan Mark "Glory To God" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Marsheezy and Jay Will Tap Into A Higher Power

After months of having the biggest song  out of Jamaica, Wayne Marshall has released the long-awaited music video for his smash hit “Glory To God.” Marshall’s gospel-infused song which includes vocals from a choir, his sister-in-law Tessanne Chin, and gospel artist Ryan Mark is a departure from his badmon dancehall chunes, and has proved to be his biggest song ever. “We were under pressure to get the visuals ready,” the artist told Boomshots. “My father passed and I had to make the funeral arrangements, so we had to reshuffle our the plans. I knew we needed to have some great visuals to accompany the song which was doing so well in Jamaica and all over.” The song can be heard in churches, from passing cars, and even at dances—which is a rarity for a gospel song. Marshall and director Jay Will collaborated on the concept, which finds Wayne Marshall singing in a full suit of white, with a gritty story that intertwines several different people going through the struggles of life. “The video is basically showcasing the fact that we all have stories deeper than what people perceive on the surface,” says the artist, who says the main theme of the video is forgiveness. “We can’t really judge people,” Marshall adds. “We have to leave all judgment to the creator of all things.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

Interview With Wayne Marshall Regarding His New Song, “Glory To God,” featuring Tessanne Chin and Ryan Mark

Interview With Wayne Marshall Regarding His New Song, "Glory To God," featuring Tessanne Chin and Ryan Mark

Wayne Marshall Creates A Worship Song That Mirrors His Spirituality

Widespread fans are connecting with the lyrics of a gospel infused dancehall track, entitled, “Glory to God” by Wayne Marshall featuring Songtress and Winner of The Voice, Season 5 Tessanne Chin and  Gospel Singer and Reverend of Pure Heart Ministries, Ryan Mark. We spoke to Wayne about the inspiration behind this influential song.  Interview After The Jump…

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Ghetto Youths International Posse Tour the U.S. In Support of Set Up Shop Vol. 2

Ghetto Youths International Posse Tour the U.S. In Support of Set Up Shop Vol. 2

Cham, Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis & Black-Am-I Touch The Road

There is a famous saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and for the heirs of reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian, Stephen and Julian Marley, their actions prove just that. Just as their father founded the Tuff Gong imprint, his youths see big things looming for their fresh record label Ghetto Youths International (GYI). For lovers of the perfect mixture of blues, calypso and rock and roll, Jamaica’s own reggae, GYI has a tour in the works next week. With the Marley imprint behind this initiative one can expect nothing less than a star-studded lineup of acts including Cham,Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Jo Mersa, and Christopher Ellis. Said GYI participants are of course featured on the Billboard chart-topper, Set Up Shop Volume 2, a compilation that represents a full spectrum of music, from reggae to dancehall and futuristic fusion. With such a stellar selection of artists on tour, backed by the Lawless band, who wouldn’t be excited? Tour Schedule After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Birthday Bash 2002

WATCH THIS: Vybz Kartel Birthday Bash 2002

Witness the Birth of a Dancehall Legend

Thirteen years ago today, Vybz Kartel (or as the videographer spelled it Vibes Cartel) celebrated his 25th birthday with an action-packed session at Club La Roose on Port Henderson Road in Portmore. Judging by the massive turnout of artists on the stage and the reaction of the ram-jam crowd inside the venue—not to mention the ridiculously futuristic flows emanating from his microphone—it’s clear that Kartel is a young champion on the rise. Having graduated from street mixtapes to writing hits for the likes of Bounty Killer, Kartel now had a major hit on Don Corleon’s Mad Ants riddim, “New Millennim” featuring Wayne Marshall. His debut album for Greensleeves Records, Up 2 Di Time, was still a year away, but anybody in La Roose that night knew something big was happening. Much has changed since that time: for one thing, when’s the last time you saw Kartel rocking a Nets jersey and a durag? Moreover, Kartel’s name is now known all around the planet, although much of the world is more familiar with his controversial exploits than his cutting-edge music. But one thing has stayed the same from that time until this : even as Kartel marks his third consecutive birthday behind bars, the Werlboss still has the streets on lock, and despite his predicament Kartel remains the most influential dancehall artist in the game, period. In honor of Adidja Azim Palmer’s earthstrong, let’s take it back to 2002, and bear witness to the birth of a legend.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Damian Marley & Friends Rock The Boat on the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise

Damian Marley & Friends Rock The Boat on the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise

As Bob Marley Once Sang, We Were “All In The Same Boat, Rockin on The Same Rock”

When The Wailers linked with Lee “Scratch” Perry to record their classic African Herbsman selection “Don’t Rock My Boat” back in 1973, chances are Bob Marley had no idea that 40-plus years in the future his family would be rocking the biggest boat in reggae history. But when the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise pulled away from the Port of Miami on Monday October 20th, the 2400 artists, selectors, and reggae lovers on board the luxury liner Norwegian Pearl were just as Bob sang, “All in the same boat, rocking on the same rock.” Continued After The Jump… Read more »

Top Ten At-Sea Selections

Top Ten At-Sea Selections

A Boomshots Playlist Inspired By The Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise

“Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean sea,” Super Cat once observed. “In case you never know, it fulla mic MCs.”  The Land of Wood and Water is also full of boats and fishermen and as such it’s inspired countless reggae songs about the sea. Here’s a few of our favorite selections for all you Nautical Dreads. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Spragga Benz’s Bongo Bash in Jamaica

Spragga Benz's Bongo Bash in Jamaica

The Dancehall Icon Celebrates A Career Without Compare

With 22 years in the music industry, Carlton Errington Grant aka Spragga Benz, tours the world, on long journeys from his home in Dunkirk, Kingston, Jamaica. However, despite his worldwide success, the dancehall icon remains deeply rooted to his humble beginnings with LA Benz sound. This weekend,  he will return home for his Bongo Bash at “LA Benz Corner” in Duhaney Park, Lessing Avenue, Kingston 20 on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Ricky Villa, owner of LA Benz, who has now passed on, encouraged Spragga to first enter the studio and this followed with a big break, when he voiced some dubs for Buju Banton. More After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Wayne Marshall & Jr. Gong “Go Hard” in NYC

WATCH THIS: Wayne Marshall & Jr. Gong "Go Hard" in NYC

The Last Time Marsheezy Came to NYC the Whole Ghetto Youths Crew Came Along

Wayne Marshall celebrates the Release of his latest album TRU Colors in NYC tonight at the Delancey. Packed with hits  like “I Know,” “Stupid Money,” and the mega-posse cut “Go Hard,” TRU Colors is easily Marshall’s greatest album yet—a must have for reggae and dancehall fans worldwide. Here at Boomshots, we’ve been rocking with Marshall since 2000 and better—so we’ve anticipating this particular project for quite a while. We first heard  Marshall had linked up with the Marley Bros back in 2012, and as the project took shape the Boomshots massive has stayed up-to-date on its progress. Congratulations Marsheezy and the whole GYI fam. As the celebration kicks off, let’s rewind back to Labor Day weekend 2013 when the Ghetto Youths crew took over Radio Lily (peep the photograph above by Mark Shaw) then rolled to SOBs for a historic performance courtesy of Boomshots Reggae Mondays. Do you remember? Bust it! Video AFter The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall ft. Ace Hood, Baby Cham, Waka Flocka “Go Harder”

HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall ft. Ace Hood, Baby Cham, Waka Flocka "Go Harder"

Certified Boomshot Off The Tru Colors EP, Dropping Today

Looks like the Ghetto Youths crew have been going extra hard this month, releasing the fruits of their labour. Hot on the heels of Christopher Ellis’s Better Than Love EP  comes Wayne Marshall’s Tru Colors EP, which officially hits the streets today. The movement is large and the hard work sure is paying off as Tru Colors is another outstanding piece of work that’s sure to stay in heavy rotation on your playlist until the full album drops in early 2014. Produced by Damian Marley, the EP includes Marshall’s latest certified boomshot, a remix of the dancehall posse cut “Go Hard,” this time aptly renamed “Go Harder” and featuring Ace Hood, Baby Cham & Waka Flocka. It’s a whole next episode in the saga. Audio & Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall ft. Assassin “Stupid Money”

HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall ft. Assassin "Stupid Money"

Marsheezy & Sasco Dumbin’ Out Over Dollaz

Remember when Snoop said he had his mind on his money and his money on his mind? Well that’s how Wayne Marshall and Assassin are feeling on this hard-hitting tune. It may be the root of all evil, but it sure is fun to spend. And rarely has filthy luchre inspired such eloquent expressions of enthusiasm. These two are all about their paper, so if it don’t make dollars it don’t make sense.   Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall “Bloodclaat” Riddim

A Big Bad Bloodclaat Juggling
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Wayne Marhsheezy kicks off the latest juggling from Ghetto Youths International crew with a hilarious tune about a certain medical condition that might be easily misconstrued as a different sup’m. Also on the juggling: Jo Mersa, Assassin, Aidonia, and Frisco Kid (!) In other words, it’s a big bloodclaat riddim. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Ghetto Youths Take Over Radio Lily

Ghetto Youths Take Over Radio Lily

Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I and Jo Mersa Storm the Strictly Boomshots Show

Just before the Ghetto Youths crew shelled down SOBs, they passed through Radio Lily to nice up the Strictly Boomshots show. Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, and Wayne Marshall passed the mic around like a coconut chalice. Everybody took a hit—little bit of interview, little bit of freestyle, and a whole heap of vibes. You know how the crew do. Audio After The Jump…

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