Posts tagged "ZJ Chrome"

The Biggest Dancehall Riddims of 2016

The Biggest Dancehall Riddims of 2016

Who Run The Place? Johnny Wonder, CEO of 21st Hapilos, Counts Down The Year’s Top Juggling

With Rihanna’s “Work” dominating mainstream airwaves all year, you might think Richie Stephens’ “Sail Away” riddim would take the top spot. Yes that was hot in the streets ten years ago, and shout out to OVO for bringing it back. But here at Boomshots we’re all about the music’s progress forward into the future—and celebrating the innovators over the imitators. After all the Tropical House hype dies down, where does reggae and dancehall go from here? Few people are better qualified to chart the music’s movements than Johnny Wonder, CEO of 21st Hapilos Digital, the leading digital distributor of new reggae and dancehall music from Jamaica. As the man who breaks most big riddims first, Johnny Wonder’s ranking is based strictly on facts—streams and sales—and never payola or politricks. So if you want to know who ran the place in 2016, look no further. Riddim Countdown After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Tifa “The Champ” x “Big Bumper” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Tifa "The Champ" x "Big Bumper" Official Music Video PREMIERE

“Crouching Tiger Meets Kill Bill Meets Jamaica Booty Pageant”

Tifa’s visuals are always next level, and this medley video featuring two songs—”The Champ” produced by Zj Chrome on the The Champ Riddim & “Big Bumper” on Birch’s Moskato Riddim (both distributed by the might 21st Hapilos Digital)—is no exception. Shot on location in Kingston Jamaica at the Chinese Garden in Hope Gardens the video was directed by RD Studios Jamaica with styling & makeup by Dexter 3D Pottinger. “In terms of the concept, it’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ meets ‘Kill Bill’ meets Jamaican booty/bumper pageant,” the DJ explained to Boomshots. (Things get pretty hilarious in that over-the-top pageant scene—with DJ Chi-Ching-Ching, producer Birch and comedian/radio host Dufton “Duffy” Shepherd as judges.) Later, in a heartfelt IG post, she elaborated on her creative spirit: “I was born different! I guess that’s why no matter what I always take a different approach to things🙏🏾🌟 & I wouldn’t change it for anything. I wouldn’t change me for anything💙” Neither would be. Boomshots is proud to premiere this very special video. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Tifa “Stay Away” Mixtape

HEAR THIS: Tifa "Stay Away" Mixtape

Tificles Sprays Them Haters With Lyrical Aerosol

“Guess that’s why they mad when Tifa win.” If there’s anyone who has never been afraid of addressing her haters then you gotta give the title to the princess of dancehall. Over the course of her career, Boomshots have had many reasoning sessions with Tifa, and she always keeps it real as far as what’s going on. Whether you refer to haters as “enemies,” “frenemies,” “badmind,” or “grazmites,” there are numerous ways to describe those individuals who impose their jealousy, envy, and greed on those around them. There is a reason why Jah Cure sings about “Wicked people and badmind lurking in the dark.” What makes people embrace these deadliest sins? Some may say that others can’t stand to see you flourish or can’t wait to swoop in and take credit for your hard work. If you can relate to this concept just realize that you are not the first person to feel this way—nor will you be the last. If you’re a firm believer in God you may believe that you will be just fine if you can only stay strong because fake people always fall by the wayside in the end.  In her latest mixtape Tifa appears on the cover spraying aerosol poison on an assortment of roaches. Press play to hear her call out the people who have “robbed” her and pretended to be her “friends.” She even sends out a special warning to watch out for anyone  calling themself your “family.” ZJ Chrome keeps the beats fresh—including recent joints from Drake and Rihanna—to provide a canvas for Tifa’s real talk about sex, dating, overcoming haters, handicaps, and industry politricks. At the end of the day she sets the record straight she can still create hits and make money—so  don’t bother playing with her. If you are a hater, unless you are a “dunce,” then the message in the title is crystal clear—you have been warned! After you give the tape a good listen, check out some of our classic Tifa interviews for context. Audio & Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Alkaline “Anywhere We Go” & “In This World”

HEAR THIS: Alkaline "Anywhere We Go" & "In This World"

Plug Into Both Sides Of The Alkaline Battery

An Alkaline battery has two sides, one positive and one negative. The same goes for the controversial dancehall star of the same name. When I sat down to chat with him last December at 21st Hapilos headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, he was already emerging as one of the most powerful new voices in Jamaican music—and all this past year he’s continued to charge up his ever-growing fan base with an unpredictable I-care-zero approach to making music. Two fresh selections—one produced by DJ Frass, one by ZJ Chrome—highlight both sides of this polarizing young artist. On “In This World” he touches on the realities of life and sufferation and on “Anywhere We Go” he disses Bounty Killer and Foota Hype. Hate it or love it, you cannot deny Alkaline’s talent nor his ability to electrify the streets of Kingston. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Tifa “Show Me The Bubble”

Tifa Gets Wild & Loose On ZJ Chrome’s New “Wild Bubble” Riddim

You’ve gotta love a girl who knows what she wants. And Tifa leaves nothing to the imagination, providing her man with motivation to tan tuddy and wine pon her body. ZJ Chrome’s Wild Bubble Riddim is loaded with hits—Voicemail with the title cut, plus Popcaan, Konshens, Elly, Aidonia, Bugle, Black Diamond, Tommy Lee, a Kartel & Gaza Slim duet, and two outrageous tracks from Tony Matterhorn—but Tifa’s sexy selection ranks right up near the top. She already told y’all bout “Swaggin“, and showed you how the “Hot Gal Sit’n” goes. Now she wants somebody to show her the bubble. So who’s up to the job? Audio after the jump.
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HEAR THIS: Miguel & J Cole “All I Want Is A Mad Collab” (Mike D Remix)

Wah Gwaan Popcaan? ZJ Chrome Big Riddim Sell Off… (Again)

Big tune + Big riddim = Mad Collab still breaking down barriers. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Nelly “Just A Dream” Mad Collab Riddim (Mike D Remix)

Wah Gwaan Popcaan? ZJ Chrome Big Riddim Sell Off….

Big tune + Big riddim = Mad Collab still breaking down barriers. Mike D on the Remix. Turn it up… Read more »