Monthly archive June, 2013

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Capleton “Forward Inna Dem Clothes”

Let’s Rewind That Original Fireman Selectioncape

It’s been a little over a week since “Yeezus,” Kanye West’s 6th studio album dropped and by now you should already know that it’s full up of Dance Hall samples one in particular is Capleton’s 2000 hit “Forward Inna Dem Clothes (Eye Shop)” off the massive Heat Wave Riddim. Yeezy sampled the fireman for the intro to his controversial record “I Am A God.” Is this a sign of a new fad in Hip Hop? Hit The Jump And Hol A Vibes… 

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Vybz Kartel Denies Rumors of Poisoning Plot

Worldboss Takes to Twitter To Calm The “Gaza Army”
Early this afternoon, Vybz Kartel took to Twitter to squash a rumor that he had been the victim of a poisoning plot while awaiting trial. Apparently he was released to receive medical attention, and his ever-attentive fans began speculating that he had been poisoned. Apparently some even leaped to the conclusion that he had passed away. Well to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of his death are greatly exaggerated.”  Tweets After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: J Capri ft. Konshens “Pull Up to Mi Bumper” Official Video

Puuuuuull Uuuuuuup! Bumper to bumper traffic up ahead.
As the first lady of Head Concussion Records, J Capri gets her pick of the hottest tracks produced by Rvssian. Her “Whine and Kotch” tune with Charly Blacks went down so well, she decided to voice a new combination with Konshens. We brought you the exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot, now Boomshots is proud to premiere the video right here, right now. Better pump your brakes, cause you’re about to enter some heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: M.I.A. “Bring The Noize” Official Video

Maya Keeps It Bangin’
Earlier this week M.I.A. broke us off with the first single from her Matangi project, a weaponized rapid-fire proto-ragga banger called “Bring The Noize.” Today she’s let loose the militant visuals. As Maya observes of her own rebel swag, “Bitches can’t touch this.” Indeed. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Popcaan “Unruly Rave” Official Video

WATCH THIS: Popcaan "Unruly Rave" Official Video

The Hotskull Gets To Ravin In His New Video
Poppin’ bottles, crazy bike stunts, and lots of lovely ladies—Popcaan’s life doesn’t look too bad in the fresh new video for his latest hit tune, “Unruly Rave” produced by Johnny Wonder for 21st Hapilos. Adde Instrumentals built the hard-rockin’ riddim, known as the Block Party. The video was directed by Niko and produced by 21st Hapilos. It might be Monday morning in your world, but for Popcaan it’s raving time again.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: DJ SpinKing ft. I-Octane, French Montana & Jeremih “Body Operator” Cipha Sounds Remix

Octane Jumps On One Of Those Crazy Club Bangers SpinKing ft French Montana Jeremih I Octane Body Boomshots“Body Operator” is one of those songs that was designed to destroy a club filled with strobe lights and sweaty bodies in motion. Nice to see Octane jump on the track and do his thing for a totally different audience.  The DJ SpinKing remix has been out for a minute, so consider this new Cipha Sounds version featuring I-Octane a remix of the remix. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Soon Come ”Shy FX” Official Video

WATCH THIS: Soon Come ''Shy FX'' Official Video

Original #JunglistMassive Nuttah Now Doin’ Reggae

“You never know Shy FX man big inna London”? If you know jungle you know Shy FX has his name all over that. The original rude boy was responsible for makin’ everyone dance like a nuttah in raves during the 90’s. Now he’s gonna come out with a straight-up reggae album! WTF?!  Reggae might not be what you expect to hear from the producer— who has worked with such UK artists as Dizzee Rascal & Plan B—but it’s always been in his roots. His granddad Count Shelly imported Jamaican reggae sounds to the UK during the ’60s & ’70s and owned a sound system back in the day. Judging by the first song off the album, it actually sounds like it’s gonna be quite good when it “Soon Come.” The track—featuring vocals by Liam Bailey—has a sooo very island sounds, sweet enough to make you feel nostalgic but cool enough to be blaring in your drop-top when summer hits. Video After The Jump….

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HEAR THIS: Sean Paul ft. 2 Chainz & Juicy J “Entertainment” PREMIERE

You Can Find Dutty Paul In The Club With Chainz, Juicy & Some Bad Girls

Sean Paul takes it to the club on the new single from his as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due out this fall. And who better to hit the club with than 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and a whole bunch of bad girls? “I always say that dancehall has become a staple of all genres of music and I am excited to continue to show how much impact the music has had,” said Sean Paul. “I have been a fan of 2Chainz and Juicy J for a while and getting them together on this track made perfect sense. As always, we needed to give the fans something to dance to for the summer.” Produced by Maejor Ali, SixOne, Young Yonny & Chef Tone, “Entertainment” will hit iTunes next week. Boomshots is proud to premiere it right here, right now. Audio After The Jump…

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Blondie On The Making of “The Tide Is High”

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry Chat Reggae on the RBMA Couch

Our peoples at the Red Bull Music Academy just posted the video of Blondie’s lecture at RBMA 2013 in New York City. Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, founding members of the legendary NYC punk/rock/rap/reggae fusion band, dropped science about how the innovative band came together in the 1970s. Reshma B got on mic to ask about the making of Blondie’s No. 1 smash hit, “The Tide Is High,”  a cover of the The Paragons’ rock steady classic. Video After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Vybz Kartel “Summer Time”

It’s Officially The First Day Of Summersummertime


Today marks the first official day of Summer and what better way to welcome the hot sun and bess body girls than with the Gaza general himself Vybz Kartel. “Summer Time” dropped in 2011 around the same time Kartel had solidified his domination of dancehall music to the point where if Kartel wasn’t on your riddim your riddim wasn’t hot. It would be unfortunate that that same year was when Vybz was arrested on a marijuana possession charge with later he was subsequently charged with murder and sentenced to jail where he still waits for trial to this day. Two years later and this tune is still the anthem of the Summer, Hol A Vibes After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ashtrays And Heartbreaks The Mixtape

Snoop Lion Does Things Differently And Drops A Mixtape AFTER His Albumsnoopmixtape


Stemming from the buzz off his recent Reincarnated album Snoop Lion unlike most artists drops a mixtape after the initial release. Named after one of the critically acclaimed singles “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” features an infusion of reggae, dancehall, hip hop and yes a little dubstep sprinkled in between. Mixed by the Federation Sound General Max Glazer “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” is available for Streaming And Download After The Jump… Read more »

CONCERT ALERT: HOT 97’s On Da Reggae Tip 2013

CONCERT ALERT: HOT 97's On Da Reggae Tip 2013

Move Over Summer Jam HOT 97 Has Another Concert Guaranteed To Mash Up The Scene

Long time supporters of the Reggae boom in NYC radio station HOT 97 announces their annual “On Da Reggae Tip 2013” concert going down Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Hosted by none other than Bobby Konders and Jabba, the line up boast such heavyweights as Beenie Man, Damian & Stephen Marley, Cham, Mavado, Konshens, I-Octane, Gyptian. This is definitely where you need to be to kick off your Labor Day weekend festivities – Hit The Jump For All Ticket Info… Read more »