The Far East Rulers Came Through To Rock SOBs—And the Tour Continues
Mighty Crown came together 22 years ago with a love for foundation reggae music. These friends from Yokohama, Japan started producing sound mixes in 1991 and then began participating in sound clashes before establishing a legacy as mighty as their name. In 1999 they became Japanese Sound Clash Champion and then went on to win several sound clashes in the United Kingdom, United States and in the Caribbean. They teamed up with Irish and Chin Entertainment in 2000 to expand their international relations. These creative business men have earned endorsement deals with Nike Sportswear, New Era and Clarks. Moreover, in 2006 Mighty Crown teamed up with Nike Sportswear to design some of the highest selling custom-made sneakers. This collaboration produced a line of footwear made for royalty with the luster of pattern leather and block design patterns. They also own “Lifestyle Records” record company and have collaborated with many reggae and hip-hop artists on shows such as “Back to the Hardcore” and Reggae Sai (“Sai” means festival in Japanese).
First stop in New York for the Far East Rulers aka Mighty Crown was Radio Lily’s “Strictly Boomshots” show for a live interview with Rob Kenner and Mighty Crown selectors Sami-T and Masta Simon, who spoke about the night when Drake passed through their dance in Toronto. Next stop was the legendary Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s) for a highly anticipated concert. Video After The Jump…
Sami T and Masta Simon chop it up with Rob Kenner on the Strictly Boomshots show
Mighty Crown is the second top-rankin’ sound system invited to headline at SOB’s, the first was Stone Love. As excited concert goers filled Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s) for the launch of “Boomshots Reggae Mondays,” the tantalizing beats of wicked dancehall and deep-rooted culture tunes played. DJ Stranger of Xcaliber sound delivered selections that provoked people to move their feet immediately upon entry. Fashion filled the room; ladies wearing floral patterned mini dresses, sequence and balloon skirts with vivid leggings and funky hats wined to the floor. The men skanked to the beats with freshly brushed Clarkes, flashy jewelry, dashing button up shirts, fitted caps and blazers. Top celebrities like Rohan Marley and Spragga Benz were in the building feeling the vibes. The stylish crowd cheered when Mighty Crown hit the stage. Audience members threw lighters in the air and shouted the song lyrics of their favorite reggae songs. Irish and Chin, Rohan Marley and Spragga Benz were some of the celebrities that came to support the reigning “World Clash Champions.” Thoughtful selections and flirtatious interludes made this juggling session entertaining for different ethnicities bubbling and singing song lyrics in unison.
The Far East Rulers Rock SOBs for Boomshots Reggae Mondays
One of the final segments of the show was dedicated to Buju Banton and left an indeliable impression on the fans who chanted “Free Buju!.” Mighty Crown played a balance of reggae, hip hop and soca amalgamating a diverse crowd. This was an epic New York City night for the reigning sound clash kings.