Pretty Flacko Bigs Up Buju Banton's "Boom Bye Bye" ...And Others A$AP Rocky reps Harlem all day as one of the biggest rap stars in the world, but his dad was born in Barbados and he grew up loving dancehall reggae. While he was doing press for his new album ALLA. Rob Kenner of Boomshots asked him to pick his favorite reggae artists, which led to an interesting discussion of Buju's controversial hit "Boom Bye Bye" as well as a very interesting chat about M.I.A. Rocky also spoke about directing A$AP Ferg's video for "Shabba Ranks" and what it was like meeting the Big Dutty Stinkin' Dancehall Emperor on the set. Apparently Shabba's so turnt up, even the A$AP Mob can't keep up. Video After The Jump... Rocky Favorite Reggae Rappers Directing the "Shabba Ranks" Video RELATED: A$AP Ferg Speaks on Shabba Subscribe to Boomshots TV Follow @ReshmaB_RGAT Follow @Boomshots
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Who And Who Rates As An Icon Inna The Business? Remember when Shabba Ranks dropped that tune "Respect"? "Step by step you haffi climb the ladder / The elders you haffi show respect fah." It's plan to see that Konshens got the message. He may be on top of the game now, but he's not one of those "likkle entertainers" who lose sight of the fact that their opportunities came from icons before him. The Dancehall artist recent single, "Icon," on the Bad Bounce riddim, pays tribute to a long list of certified icons, all of whom helped "put the spotlight on we island" and established the worldwide success of Jamaican music.Audio & Photo Gallery After The Jump... Konshens "Icon" (Bad Bounce Riddim) [audio:] From household names like Bob Marley to Shaggy to less obvious but no less crucial choices, nuff nuff big artists' names are mentioned. Click Through The Photo Gallery Above to see who else Konshens Bigs Up On The Tune  That was a really good start, but what about all the people he left out...? Go ahead and sound off in the comments. But you can't be mad at the Sojah. As he points out... "Jamaica Icon List Too Long."

Beenie Man

Shabba Ranks

Buju Banton

Super Cat




Spragga Benz

Mad Cobra

Sugar Minott

Alton Ellis



Lady G

Lady Saw


Scare Dem Crew

Josey Wales

Burro Banton


Cocoa Tea

Anthony B

Professor Nuts

"Great" Gregory Isaacs


Captain Barkey

Maxi Priest



Dennis Brown

Bob Marley



Tanto & Devonte

Wayne Wonder

Junior Reid

Freddie McGregor

Marcia Griffiths

Bunny Wailer

Peter Tosh

Garnett Silk

Tony Rebel

Ken Boothe

Leroy Smart

The Maytals

Jimmy Cliff

Beres Hammond

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