Monthly archive October, 2013

WATCH THIS: Cham & O “Bend Down” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Cham & O "Bend Down" Official Music Video

The Dancehall Power Couple Never Take A Break

You already know when Cham & O drop a tune it’s going to be hot—and if O hasn’t got you singing the hook already, then it won’t be long. And just as their songs touch the road, those visuals are never far behind. “Bend Down” is the latest addition to the dancehall power couple’s catalogue. You may not have to stretch your imagination to figure out what it’s all about—the title is sort of self-explanatory—but it’s the swag  they  bring to the ting that keeps you coming back for more. Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Tessane Chin “Stronger” on The Voice

WATCH THIS: Tessane Chin "Stronger" on The Voice

Jamaican Singing Sensation Wins Knockout Round

The first time he heard Tessanne Chin sing, Adam Levine told her she could easily win the whole thing. And after this week’s Knockout Round, she took a step closer to fulfilling Adam’s prophecy. The Jamaican chanteuse went up against Ashley DuBose and blew her out the frame with a rousing rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.” The night was a double defeat for Ashley since none of the other judges picked her up.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Dub Gabriel feat. U Roy “Luv n Liv” (Ming vs. Subatomic Sound System Remix)

WATCH THIS: Dub Gabriel feat. U Roy "Luv n Liv" (Ming vs. Subatomic Sound System Remix)

Old Time Something Come Back again

The first in a series 7″ vinyl releases drawing from Dub Gabriel’s groundbreaking new album “Raggabass Resistance” is a wicked tune featuring the mighty Dread in a Babylon, U-Roy (The Originator) entitled  “Luv n’ Liv.” This track is a testament to all that can be when you put a reggae legend in the same room as one of America’s leading producers of nu-dub. The vid pairs classic footage of U Roy in all his splendor, galavanting up and down the stage over the reworked track. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Sizzla “Good Love” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Sizzla "Good Love" Official Music Video

Love Is The Answer 

Sizzla, one of reggae’s most prolific artists, releases his brand new video for “Good Love” off his 70th album (yes you read that correctly) “The Messiah,” released in May 2013 on Kalonji Music/VP Records. The Jay Will directed video showcases Sizzla through the years courting his lady to be along with beautiful shots of everyday jamaican life. Be sure to pick up “The Messiah” if you haven’t already and Check Out The Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Wayne Wonder “Reset It” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Wayne Wonder "Reset It" Official Music Video

Things Were Such Simpler Back Then 

We all have that one person who occupies our mind. The one we, in odd hours of the day, gaze and wonder about what could have been or in some cases should have been, “the one that got away” as they say. There’s also another saying that goes “if you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever.” This is what Wayne illustrates in his latest visual for “Reset It” We often find someone who is perfect for us but the timing may not have been appropriate, but the love is still their to revisit hopefully a few years down the line. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Gyptian & Friends Pon Radio Lily

Gyptian & Friends Pon Radio Lily

Gyppy Celebrates His Birthday by Nicing Up The Strictly Boomshots Show

October 28 was a good day for Gyptian. The certified gold reggae hitmaker celebrated his birthday at Radio Lily in NYC. along with some of his best friends—like longtime bredren Bascom X plus Khago, Fyakin, and the Rebel Princess Danielle D.I.  The whole crew rolled up in a fleet of criss BMWs and then when they were good and ready, they spilled out to nice up the Strictly Boomshots show. Gyptian took a moment to reason with DJ Rob Kenner about his new album Sex Love & Reggae, which went on sale at midnight that same night. Then he and his musical army busted out some wicked freestyles before hopping back in their cars and rolling up the road to tear up the stage at SOBs. #AllInADaysWork Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas “Keep The Faith”

HEAR THIS: Mr. Vegas "Keep The Faith"

Just When You Think You’re At The End Of Your Rope—Hold On Tighter

We’re used to hearing Mr. Vegas singing hard-hitting dancehall selections and roots rock reggae. But for some reason he just felt the inspiration to flip it inna soul man style for this musical message of inspiration. And all we can say is, thanks Mr. Vegas. This one reached us right on time. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH: Gyptian “Sex, Love & Reggae” Official Album Trailer

WATCH: Gyptian "Sex, Love & Reggae" Official Album Trailer

Gyppy Will Rock SOBs on His Birthday This Monday October 28th

This Tuesday VP Records will be releasing Gyptian’s long-awaited album Sex Love & Reggae. The album is Gyptian’s first full-length release since his single “Hold Yuh” was certified gold. We’ve been rocking with Gyptian for a long time now. It seems like just yesterday the young singer was mashing up Fully Loaded with his breakthrough hit “Serious Times.” To preview Sex, Love & Reggae check the official album trailer. And if you love what you hear make sure to join us at SOBs this Monday for a very special performance as Gyptian celebrates his birthday and the release of his next album live at the place where legends are made, backed by the incomparable Derrick Barnett and band. Our last Boomshots Reggae Monday show at SOBs was sold out so don’t wait until the last minute. Hit the pre-Order link below. Video & Ticket Link After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Schoolboy Q “Banger (MOSHPIT)” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Schoolboy Q "Banger (MOSHPIT)" Official Music Video

TDE’s Next To Blow Brings the Ruckus… Boom!

Boomshots only fux with certain hip-hop records, but the first time we heard Schoolboy Q’s “Banger” it felt like a soundbwoy killer. The bucket-hat-wearing madman from the Top Dawg Entertainment fam gets rough rugged and raw over a track by tHe renegades track that’s punctuated with reggae-matic drumrolls. Much like the record, the stark black and white video, directed by Jerome D, is all killer no filler. No telling exactly what SBQ’s puffin on, but judging by his reckless behavior it must be some of that extra-wacky Cali tobacky.  Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Mad Professor “Medusa’s Tail”

HEAR THIS: Mad Professor “Medusa's Tail”

Ariwa Posse Announces “The Roots of Dubstep Tour”

The legendary UK dub producer will be setting off to the other side of the Atlantic for a tour of the U.S. kicking off this coming Monday in Burlington Vermont. Setting up his Ariwa Sounds studio at home in 1979, the youth born Neil Fraser had an early fascination with electronics that has kept everyone fascinated with him ever since. He started in the game at a time when the UK lovers rock scene was at its peak with artists like Deborahe Glasgow (the sultry female voice heard on Shabba Ranks‘ “Champion Lover“), Kofi of Brown Sugar, and Sandra Cross. Using his innovative did numerous classic records with British microphone chanters like Macka B and Pato Banton. Not long after the Mad Professor teamed up with the Mad Genius Lee “Scratch” Perry and between the two madmen came some of sub’s most legendary works in the form of Mystic Warrior, Dub Take The Voodoo Out Of Reggae, and Fire In Dub. He remixed Massive Attack‘s second album Protection to create the sonic masterwork No Protection. Those who need to catch up on his work should check out A Rough Guide to Ariwa available via the proudly independent label’s official site. This compilation of dub tracks includes “Medusa’s Tail,” first released on Mad Professor’s 1986 album Schizophrenic. Audio & Tour Dates After The Jump…  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Smif N Wessun ft Junior Reid “Solid Ground” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Smif N Wessun ft Junior Reid “Solid Ground” Official Music Video

Boot Camp Vets Stand Firm With Mr. “One Blood”

In the past couple of months, a wave of reggae collaborations has surfaced across genres of music—from the lover’s rock of Shaggy’s “You Girl” featuring Ne-Yo to A$AP Ferg saluting “Shabba Ranks” to Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes providing dance lessons with “Twerk It” to Selena Gomez trying to walk “Like A Champion” in Buju Banton’s footsteps. Some collaborations represent sheer genius while others lean on loud yelling and Ja-fakin’ accents. The best usually feature a reggae artist’s vocals, giving the tracks authenticity. Case in point: Boot Camp Clik’s Smif N Wessun (General Steele & Tek) have paid homage to reggae music ever since their inception. Their classic “Sound Bwoy Bureill,” from their 1995 debut album, Dah Shinin, painted on a canvas of echoes from old-school dancehall verbal artillery. The verbal brushstrokes of Fuzzy Jones’s  intro and Smif N’ Wessun’s use of Jamaican patois-infused rap, create a masterpiece of hip-hop reggae fusion that could only have been birthed in Brooklyn. This warning was also sampled on Kanye West smash hit, “Mercy” in 2012. “Sound Bwoy Buriell” also features lyrics from Buju Banton’s “Boom Bye Bye” making it a BoOM tune by far! Video After The Jump…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas “Haffi Get De Gal Ya (Hot Gal Today)”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas "Haffi Get De Gal Ya (Hot Gal Today)"

Hot Gyal Today, Tomorrow, Anytime Of Year

Sean Paul is having a great week, first winning a MOBO (Music OF Black Origin) Award, then linking up with Konshens on a wicked tune called “Want Dem All” and lastly on an impressive remix of “Party Tun Up”with long time collaborators Mr. Vegas and Fatman Scoop it was only right we end the work week with another Sean Paul classic. We take you boomshotters back to the year 2000 where a mohawkless Paul was making waves with his “Stage One” album debut, especially with the stand out track “Haffi Get De Gal Ya (Hot Gal Today)” alongside Mr. Vegas over the immortal Street Sweeper Riddim. It’s like school bazaar all over again, Tune After The Jump… Read more »