Posts tagged "Wyclef Jean"

Remembering “The People’s Champion” -Muhammad Ali

Remembering "The People's Champion" -Muhammad Ali

A Champion of All Champions

According to Matthew 22:14, “many are called but few are chosen.” Born in the first month of the year, in Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. seemed to be destined for greatness. He began his boxing journey at 12 years old and by 22 years old, he was the World HeavyWeight Champion (1964). The “People’s Champion” was kingly by nature, and his confidence was inspiring especially for people of African descent, because his title was preceded by the passing of the Civil Rights Act in the same year. His accomplishments left an indelible mark on history, culture and the globe. More After The Jump

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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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HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Wyclef Jean & Verna Nova “Girl Don’t Break It”

HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas ft. Wyclef Jean & Verna Nova "Girl Don't Break It"

Shake What Your Momma Gave You, But Try Not To Damage Anything

“Am I ready?” Clef tells Vegas at the top of this tune. “The Carnival returns man.” That’s a big statement coming from a world-renowned music maker like Wyclef Jean. Last time he threw a carnival it was a multiplatinum Grammy-winning fete. The former Fugee, who’s performing on Sting this Dec. 26, teams up with Mr. Vegas on this Carib-EDM banger that’s perfectly suited for turning parties out all over the globe. Audio After The Jump…

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Wyclef Jean Booked For 30th Anniversary Staging of Sting

Wyclef Jean Booked For 30th Anniversary Staging of Sting

Talks Super Cat, Bounty Killer, and The Fugees

For the past 30 years the day after Christmas has been the dancehall fanatic’s biggest secret Santa gift: a one-night-only no-holds-barred stage-show/battle-royale known as Sting. This year’s headliners include Super Cat, Mavado, 2 Chainz, Ninja Man, Sizzla, Aidonia, Kiprich. And now the Greatest One Day Reggae Show on Earth has announced that they’ve added Wyclef Jean, the multi-Grammy-winning rapper, singer, producer, guitarist, soundbwoy killa, and founding member of The Fugees. Boomshots sat down with Clef to chat about his plans for Sting 2013, his works with Bounty Killer and Super Cat, as well as  his efforts to push dancehall culture into the mainstream hip-hop industry, plus his favorite spots in Jamaica. Well  If you can’t make it down to Jamrock this Holiday Season, do not despair. You can experience this event via Pay-Per-View or stream the action online on BringTheSting.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Caribbean Fever Music Fest Brings Reggae and Soca Beat To Barclays

Caribbean Fever Music Fest Brings Reggae and Soca Beat To Barclays

Shabba Ranks, Damian and Stephen Marley, I-Octane, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons, and Alison Hinds Headline As Caribbean Fever Music Festival Celebrates Caribbean Music at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center This Labor Day

“This concert is a collaborative effort between Bobby Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam Media and Caribbean Fever” Dahveed Levy, CEO of Caribbean Fever, draped with Caribbean beauties wearing elaborate headpieces and vibrant body paint, confirmed at the press conference held at Milk River.  He went on to describe the concert theme for each night. Friday, August 30  “International Night” will feature music predominately from the French Caribbean with artists such as Wyclef Jean, Kassav, Tabou Combo and Djakout #1.  Saturday, August 31 “Carnival Mania Night” will have acts like Allison Hinds, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Edwin Yearwood, Iwer George and Tallpree “preparing the massive for Eastern Parkway and the true culture of Carnival.” Details After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Cherine Anderson “Talk If Yuh Talking”

Some singers have a voice; Cherine Anderson has a cannon. And pity the fool who ends up in her crosshairs. Like the poor sap who inspired her new tune, “Talk If Yuh Talking.” My condolences, dude. Read more »

NOW HEAR THIS: Buju & Wyclef “Bedtime Story”

“Daddy won’t be coming home tonight” sing Buju Banton and Wyclef Jean on this touching Wyclef and Jerry Wonder production, taken from Buju’s latest album on the Gargamel label, Rasta Got Soul. Read more »

VIDEO: Mavado’s NYC Release Party

The poster said Mavado and Friends, but the star power assembled onstage at SOB’s last Tuesday night was more than anybody bargained for. Serani, Bounty, Matterhorn, Wyclef, Shaggy…

NYC Superstation Hot 97 and V.P. Records sponsored the official release party for the Gully God’s new album, David Brooks: A Better Tomorrow and the venue was rammed from early with a line around the block. Read more »