Posts tagged "Yellowman"

HEAR THIS: Kreema “Don’t You Worry” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Kreema "Don't You Worry" PREMIERE

“If It Ain’t OK… It Ain’t The End”

Two years ago we introduced you to K’Reema, the talenter singer and songwriter whose father happens to be dancehall legend Yellowman. Proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, K’Reema continues to show musical talent and ambition to make her voice heard to the world. Fast forward to 2019 and K’Reema is now the CEO of Yellowbaby Records, her new record label, which signed her dad to a recording cocntract. Both Yellowman and K’Reema are expected to release an album this summer. Check out her first single, a powerful message delivered via delicate vocals over a gorgeous one drop rhythm. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning with Jack Scorpio: “Good Music Come In Like The Bible”

Reasoning with Jack Scorpio: "Good Music Come In Like The Bible"

Heartical Words of Wisdom From the Founder of Black Scorpio Sound System And Record Label

Among the many icons, legends and superstars we were able to link up at Irie Jam’s recent 23 anniversary celebration concert was elder statesman Jack Scorpio of Black Scorpio sound. A giant in the industry and among men, this powerful pioneer has had his hands on the careers of a cornucopia of crème de la crème cultural current creators from Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs to Garnet Silk and Luciano to Beenie Man, Buju and Mega Banton to Capleton, Bounty Killer, Barrington Levy and Shabba Ranks of Jamaica’s Order of Distinction.  As a man who has launched legacies and banged out hits with the best of the best, Jack Scorpio knows a thing or two about the rules of engagement in the love and war of Dancehall and Roots and Culture Reggae. “My history too long fi talk,” said the tall man dressed in full white—but with a bit of perseverance, we convinced him to give it a try, and he took the time to share his insights with the BOOMSHOTS TV cameras.

Jack Scorpio doesn’t come out to events often, but he was pleased that he attended Irie Jam’s 23rd anniversary and had positive vibes to share, especially of rising sun, Jahmiel, who he wants to work with, and the things Jahmiel had to share in terms of critiques of the current Dancehall culture. Scorpio likened today’s Dancehall to destructive drug dealing and called for balance. “Good music come like the bible,” he says, and it’s time for artists, and the selectors who play the chunes, to take it to the next level and make immortal music. Turn on and tune in as Jack Scorpio reasons on Dancehall dimensions, trends on the changing winds, and why hit songs with stamina and staying power solidify like Holy Scripture. Videos After The Jump… Read more »

Grand Theft Auto V Reggae Selections

Grand Theft Auto V Reggae Selections

Lee “Scratch” Perry Programs GTA V’s Blue Ark Radio Playlist

The biggest selling video game in the world has always had the baddest tunes. Grand Theft Auto V hits stores today and the reggae playlist tun up. Just jack any passing car, turn your radio dial to The Blue Ark and check out these roots and ragga selections courtesy of mixmaster Lee “Scratch” Perry. As you can imagine, there are plenty of Upsetter cuts—he may act like a madman, but don’t sleep… Scratch is about his paper. Happily there’s also some Konshens and Chronixx and Kartel too. Click through the photos above to get in tune. Wheel Out…  Read more »

Yellowman ft. Burro Banton, Ninja Man, Tiger, Bounty Killer, Capleton, SIzzla Kalonji, Shabba Ranks, Lady G, Jigsy King, Josey Wales, Little Twitch, General Trees, “Champion”

King Yellowman Heads Up The Ultimate Dancehall Posse Cut
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When it comes to dancehall legends, it’s hard to top King Yellowman. The prolific albino DJ rose from the streets of Kingston to land an major label record deal and make records with Run-DMC and Afrika Bambaataa. After surviving a near-fatal brush with cancer and having much of his jawbone removed, he continues to tour the world spreading good vibes wherever he goes. In this brand new posse cut, King Yellow kicks things off and a dozen or so of his DJ bredrens finish the job. Here comes the musical ting called Champions in action. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning With King Yellowman

There’s No Stopping The King of The Dancehall—And Him Nah Tek Back Nuh Chat
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King Yellowman’s reign just won’t let up. In the 80s, he made a massive impact on dancehall that became responsible for the very sound we know and love today. His track record for album releases are more than consistent and his high energy, onstage presence has heralded him a top performer. Now, Reggae Anthology: Yellowman’s Young, Gifted & Yellow, a double CD/DVD anthology of his work, is culminating some of Yellowman’s best songs and performances. Interview After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Yellowman “Don’t Bun It Dung” Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’88

The Original Dancehall King In Full Effect
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Next week VP Records’ 17 North Parade imprint will be dropping an epic Yellowman double-disc compilation called Young Gifted & Yellow. (And it’s only right, since the albino OG was the first dancehall superstar, and he’s still doing his thing to this day. ) The box set also includes a DVD that’s full up with vintage video footage of the dancehall king doing his thing, and we’ve got your sneak preview right here. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Final Reggae Sumfest 2012 Lineup

Shabba Ranks, Junior Gong, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Bunny Wailer, U Roy, and More… 

After months of waiting and anticipating, the 20th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth” is all set to kick off in Montego Bay tomorrow night. Check out the full lineup and promo videos after the jump… Read more »

Buju Celebrates Grammy Win

Before The Dawn Honor Lifts Spirits As The Gargamel’s Trial Resumes

Although Buju Banton was not able to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony yesterday in Los Angeles, the reggae star—who is still confined to Florida—celebrated his win to the fullest. A member of Buju’s security team was startled when he heard shouting from Buju’s hotel room in Tampa, where the artist faces jury selection in his second trial on drug charges today. “I thought something was wrong,” the guard told The Jamaica Observer. Instead he found out Buju had won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Early B “DJ Origination”

Special Request To The Original Doctor, Going Down In Dancehall History

One more reason to remember September 11: Seven years after Peter Tosh’s 1987 murder in Kingston, the foundation dancehall artist Early B The Doc was killed by a stray shot in a Boston dancehall session 15 years ago today. To call Early B a dancehall legend doesn’t nearly do the man justice. He was a DJ’s DJ, a styistic innovator, a mentor and sparring partner of Super Cat the Don Dada, and a vast repository of information who crammed as much raw data into his lyrics as possible. He was also an ardent student of the culture he chronicles in this 1983 cut on the Sonic Sounds label. “Now I dedicate this style to all the DJs over the years who have been champions, from Daddy Roy straight down to King Yellowman, from Josey Wales and Chaplin and even I Early B the Doctor. Laaaaaawd.” Let it go… Read more »

DUNGLOAD: Michael Jackson Reggae Megamix

The King of Pop Inna Rub A Dub Stylee

The King may be gone but his legend lives on… and we don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone. While many in his own homeland took Michael Jackson’s staggering brilliance for granted, MJ gets maximum respect in the dancehall, where a big bumbaclaat tune is a big bumbaclaat tune, no matter how dem chat. So here comes a set of classical MJ selections in a different style and pattern. Strictly Boomshots.

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Reggae Grammy Rewind

“Reggae Get The Grammy.” All These Years Later… do you still feel happy?

“They nominate five ah we,” Yellowman chants over a bouncy Junjo Lawes riddim track. “Steel Pulse Black Uhuru and me / Peter Tosh and also Jimmy.”

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