Posts tagged "Wayne Wonder"

Flashback Friday: Wayne Wonder, “No Letting Go”

Flashback Friday:  Wayne Wonder, "No Letting Go"

In 2003, when “No Letting Go”  hit MTV,  Wayne Wonder’s music career went into a projectile motion that continues to reach new heights.  Twelve years later, fans are still expressing their love for this song on YouTube and other social media. I caught up with Wayne Wonder this week to find out his inspiration for this song, which was Number 11 on Billboard Hot 100. Video and Interview After The Jump… Read more »

Anything Goes at DJ Norie’s Anniversary Bash

Anything Goes at DJ Norie's Anniversary Bash

Live Sets From Wayne Wonder, Red Rat, Tarrus Riley & More

DJ Norie has come a long way since his days on Brooklyn’s Wah Gwan Radio. His weekly show on New York’s top urban radio station, Power 105.1 FM, is one of the city’s leading platforms for reggae and dancehall music. So when he celebrated his anniversary late last week the stars came out. Check out Wayne Wonder breezing through his vast catalog of certified Boomshots—including the song that gave this annual showcase its name. And how long since we saw Red Rat blazing up his hits? He’s still got the girls screaming “Oh Noooo!” for tunes like “Dwayne” and “Tight Up Skirt”—and watch what happens when the Rat bucks up a fluffy gal from the front row. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Wayne Wonder “It’s Legendary” Mixtape

HEAR THIS: Wayne Wonder "It's Legendary" Mixtape

Wayne Wonder Drops A Blazing New Mixtape

Grammy nominated reggae superstar Wayne Wonder returned to Jamaica to promote the release of his brand new mixtape entitled “Its Legendary.” On why he decided to head home to promote the mixtape Wonder said:

“Right now I’m in the island to turn up the promotion on a number of projects including the singles “Let Me Love You Tonight” and “Many Reasons” which have been getting good radio airplay across the board. We will be shooting the video for both singles in a few days and we also will be releasing the highly anticipated video for “Searching For Love” which is a single I did with A.N.G recording artiste Iyara so the fans can look out for that.”  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Wayne Wonder “Reset It” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Wayne Wonder "Reset It" Official Music Video

Things Were Such Simpler Back Then 

We all have that one person who occupies our mind. The one we, in odd hours of the day, gaze and wonder about what could have been or in some cases should have been, “the one that got away” as they say. There’s also another saying that goes “if you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever.” This is what Wayne illustrates in his latest visual for “Reset It” We often find someone who is perfect for us but the timing may not have been appropriate, but the love is still their to revisit hopefully a few years down the line. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Behind The Scenes Wayne Wonder “Reset It” Video Shoot in Portland Jamaica

Behind The Scenes Wayne Wonder "Reset It" Video Shoot in Portland Jamaica

Wayne Wonder Gives Us A Look At The Picturesque Parish Of Portland 

Grammy nominated Reggae singer Wayne Wonder took to beautiful Portland Jamaica last week Wednesday to shoot scenes for his upcoming music video for the single “Reset It.” The video which was directed by Icey Jace Film Factory was shot across several popular locations in the parish including the Errol Flynn Marina and Rio Grande river. The video is expected to drop early October. Hit The Jump for Photos and To Get Better Acquainted With The Song If You Haven’t Already…

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Dancehall Takes Over at BET’s 106 & Park

Dancehall Takes Over at BET's 106 & Park

Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder, and Mr. Vegas Star on Pre-Labor Day Special

With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, New York is buzzing with anticipation for a weekend of Caribbean culture. Even hip-hop and R&B stations are pumping up their reggae, dancehall, and soca playlists. Not to be outdone, BET’s top-rated music show 106 & Park will be devoting today’s show to dancehall stars Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder and Mr. Vegas. Even the music videos on the show representing Caribbean culture, and the audience and hosts are repping their favorite islands. Boomshots got the early heads-up so we made our way to BET’s studios for the taping and snagged some backstage interviews. We chopped it up with Beenie Man, who debuted a new video on the show (“Thug Love” featuring Ce’Cile) and Mr. Vegas, who told us about his big Beyonce remix “Standing on the Sun” and his forthcoming dancehall album, Bruk It Down 2.0. Make sure to tune in to 106 & Park today at 6pm to set the mood for your Labor Day festivities. Interviews After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Wayne Wonder “Flashback”

How’d Singso Know We’ve Been “Right Here Waiting” For One Of His Classics To Come Back?
There’s not many singers who can make a computerized riddim tug at your heartstrings like Wayne Wonder. His catalog is filled with dreamy love songs set to cutting-edge eletronic grooves. Back in the day he used to flip a lot of cover versions, until he hit 1995 with the turning point album Original Bombshell. Since then it’s been “No Turning Back” for the Billboard-certified outernational hitmaker. So we were pleasantly suprised when we received our latest Johnny Wonder 21st Hapilos E-Blast and saw that Wayne had linked with Mad Spyder productions to release a thing called “Flashback.” It’s a crispy 2013 update of his best-loved dancehall classics—a cover of Richard Marx’s pleasantly cheesy “Right Here Waiting”—inna 2013 style. And surprise surprise—it sounds sweeter than ever.   Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Konshens Pays Respect To 47 Reggae Superstars Who Paved the Way

Konshens Pays Respect To 47 Reggae Superstars Who Paved the Way

Who And Who Rates As An Icon Inna The Business?

Remember when Shabba Ranks dropped that tune “Respect“? “Step by step you haffi climb the ladder / The elders you haffi show respect fah.” It’s plan to see that Konshens got the message. He may be on top of the game now, but he’s not one of those “likkle entertainers” who lose sight of the fact that their opportunities came from icons before him. The Dancehall artist recent single, “Icon,” on the Bad Bounce riddim, pays tribute to a long list of certified icons, all of whom helped “put the spotlight on we island” and established the worldwide success of Jamaican music.Audio & Photo Gallery After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Wayne Wonder “Drop It Down Low” Video PREMIERE

Brand New Visual From The Album My Way

The smooth singer who brought us dancehall classics like “Saddest Day of My Life” and “No Letting Go” is finally back with a new album called My Way on his own Singso Music imprint. His latest video, also featuring Triple-D and DJ Mo-A-Lee, finds Wayne in the club with champagne poppin’ and hot girls twerkin’. What’s not to like?
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A Warm Jamaican Christmas Time

Just Seven Days Left To Download Your Madhouse Collectors’ Box Set

“Where there is no snow, where the good sensimilla grow.” It’s no surprise that Wayne Wonder and Baby Cham made the best dancehall Christmas song ever—after all, it was a Madhouse production. If you’re looking to party all the night away this holiday season, you might want to download this mega Madhouse Collectors’ Box Set. For just $49 supm you get 27 different titles—most of them full albums, including classic Madhouse riddims like the Pepperseed, Action, Arab Attack, Showtime, Y2K Bug, and more. Read more »

Reggae Sumfest 2011: International Night 2

Nicki Minaj Falls In Love With Jamaica, Bigs Up Gaza AND Gully

Fresh new faces on the local scene like Denyque and Protoje got things
going on Saturday’s International Night 2 before Turbulence and Gyptian set it off. And then the festival built to a Young Money climax. Read more »

Buju Announces “Before The Dawn” Show Lineup

First Concert In A Year To Take Place Jan. 16 At Miami’s Bayfront Park

(Photograph by Marlon “Ajamu” Myrie)

After spending the past year behind bars on drug charges, Grammy-nominated Reggae star Buju Banton is free on bail and making plans to return to the stage at Miami’s Bayfront Memorial Park one month from today. Read more »