HEAR THIS: Mavado “Nuh Trust Friend”

HEAR THIS: Mavado "Nuh Trust Friend"

DJ Frass New “Gwaan Bad” Riddim A Murda, But This Gully Gad Tune Is So Special

“Cut dem off yuh fi cut dem off,” sings Mavado on this brand-new selection off DJ Frass’s crazy new juggling, the Gwaan Bad riddim—reminiscent of certain classic Dave Kelly beats from the 90s. The riddim features new songs from Buju Banton (!), Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, Elephant Man, and nuff more artists. All of dem bad, but this new Gully Gad selection is extra special. Sounds like singa has a lot on his mind right about now. “From badmind can’t stop yuh, yuh special too.” Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Chronixx Was Not Beaten In Paris

Chronixx Was Not Beaten In Paris

Don’t Believe The Hype!

There were a series of reports from “reputable” media sources claiming that reggae star Chronixx was beaten by security guards at one of his shows in paris. Headlines like “Chronixx go farrin go hype pon some white security guards and get beaten to a pulp. Him tink say ah Kingston him de weh people frighten fi him?” were seen plastered above numerous blogs and news sites. Well, we at boomshots.com are here to tell our readers and Chronixx fans alike that what you’ve been reading and or hearing is just not true. Read more »

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 »

Toots Files $21 Million Lawsuit Against Bottle-Throwing Suspect

Toots Is Not About To Let This Outrageous Incident Slide

gty_toots_hibbert_and_the_maytals_jt_130519_msJamaican music legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals fame has  filed a $21 million lawsuit in the bottle-throwing incident that took place during Toots’ performance at the Dominion Riverrock Festival on May 18th. Toots was in the middle of his set when he was hit in the head with a vodka bottle thrown by 19-year-old William Connor Lewis. The drunken moron was seen near the stage drinking out of the vodka bottle before he threw it causing a laceration to Toots’ forehead and face. Toots immediately and walked off the stage and did not return. He was forced to cancel the rest of his tour and return to Jamaica to recuperate from his injuries.

Toots is suing Lewis for $1 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages. The singer is stated to be in extreme emotional distress and the wound on his face has caused permanent scarring. On top of being sued, Lewis faces a felony charge of malicious wounding and has also been let go from Radford University. Though his lawyer states that Lewis is “very remorseful,” Toots has no plans to drop the lawsuit. Check out the video of the incident after the jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Busy Signal “Bad Up Who”

No Bwoy Can Beat Busy

By the sound of this new Jukeboxx Production, it would appear that somebody’s been running their mouth of late, acting up and chatting fuckery bout the Hotthead. But Busy’s got some pointed questions for all those spreading loose arguments. (“Them say box inna face—when? How?? Which guy?”) And if logic doesn’t sway them, there’s always the heavy metal. Sound it!  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Vybz Kartel’s Trial Postponed Again

But The Werlboss Vows He Won’t Let The System Break Him

The wait is still not over. After being ordered to wait until the new year to commence his trial, The Werlboss now faces another setback. We’re starting to get the feeling that the court is not in any hurry to see this trial go forward. On Monday, officials at Kingston’s Home Circuit Court placed another postponement on Vybz Kartel’s trial date—the second one put into effect since last November. The reasons for yet another delay? “Insufficient jurors.” But Kartel isn’t letting the politricks get to him. Read More After the Jump Read more »

HEAR THIS: I-Octane “Gal A Gimmi Bun”

Fellas Take Note—If It Happened To Octane It Can Happen To Anybody
First it was Mr. Vegas baring his personal pain with “Bare Tingz,” now I-Octane joins the ranks of dancehall stars singing about girls doing them wrong. Affairs of the heart never fail to inspire great songs, and this banger (produced by Troyton and Seanizzle) is no exception. It’s not clear whether Octane is speaking from personal experience here, but the truth is that it can happen to anybody—and it’s a hell of a feeling. “Nah spend no time with me gal and me gal ah gimmi bun.” You have been warned.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Di Genius “Me Alone”

Stephen McGregor Speaks The Truth, Cause It What It Will (Dem Get Kill)
Stephen McGregor started out the new year by stepping out from behind the mixing board to talk his mind upon the mic. His chosen topic? All the forces holding back real reggae music—from mass media mediocrity to payola to straight-up fuckery. “Me know dem ah go vex and cuss when dem hear this. Remember who the cap fit let them wear it.”  Audio After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Popcaan Pushes Blak Ryno Off Stage

When Push Came To Shove, Popcaan Wasn’t Trying To Share The Stage At Sting
Popcaan was in the process of rocking the Sting 2012 crowd at Jamworld in Port More, Jamaica—in front of a crowd that included many Gaza fans—when Blak Ryno, his old comrade from the Port More Empire, strolled onstage like it was all good. But instead of a Gaza family reunion, the show turned into a pushing and shoving (and boxing and kicking) match. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Spice Interview “She Can’t Style Me, Lyrically or Physically”

The Mad Gyal Goes OnStage With Winford Williams To Talk Di Tings Dem

The Dancehall girl fight continues to escalate as Spice visits OnStage with Winford Williams, the same show where Macka Diamond recently vented frustration against various female artists including Lady Saw and another whom she would refer to only as “the black one.” (UPDATE: Macka has even released a diss song called “Kill the Black One.”) Though she says she considers herself “Black and beautiful,” Spice made no attempt to hide her annoyance with Macka. “Me haffi box her down, jook out her eye, and nearly take out the eye outta her head,” Spice recalled of a physical confrontation between the artists some years back. Though the guys get most of the attention with their so-called beef and lyrical clashes, Spice says the dancehall divas have some serious rivalries of their own: “The women dem inna the business, them fight ‘gainst them one another. It come in like crab inna barrel. If you put on a nail polish, and it look better than fi her own, them wan’ chop off your fingers fe it.” Wow. Spice goes on to recall her falling out with Lady Saw. But she says her and Tifa’s song “Why You Mad” was not written for anyone in particular. Well, not anyone that she cares to mention at the moment. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Mr. Vegas Launches Bare Tingz Website

First Came The Song, Then The Video, And Now The Website… Next Up? The Book

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But when your woman gives you bun, what do you do with that? In the case of Captain Barkey it led to a tragic double homicide followed by a suicide. But in the case of Mr. Vegas he turned his real-life pain into a hit song and music video. Yesterday the singer took things a step further with the launch of BareTingz.comMore Details After The Jump…

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Gunmen Rob Khago; Did Friends Sell Him Out?

Khago Strives To Remain Positive, But Questions Linger

You would think that being robbed at gunpoint would scare someone into hiding but for Reggae/Dancehall star Khago, it has had the exact opposite effect on him. He and members of his team were recently held up while working at Khago’s unfinished home in Mandeville, Jamaica. Though the gunmen didn’t get anything major but cellphones and a bicycle, the incident in itself was disturbing. Ironically the singer who shot to fame by singing “Nah Sell Out Me Friend Dem” suspects that the robbery may have been set up by some associates of his. Although he feels violated, he is trying to stay focused on his plans to finish his house and keep creating more music.  Check out Khago’s thoughts on the robbery below.
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