HEAR THIS: Kabaka Pyramid “Well Done”

Accurate! Real talk from the minister of argument and reasoning, honorable Kabaka Pyramid. “Music is the Weapon of the Future,” Fela Kuti once declared, and he used his power as an artist to bring about political change. Kabaka Pyramid follows in that proud tradition with his latest song, the sarcastically titled “Well Done,” which was produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. In the tune, Kabaka blazes a fire on Jamaica’s political leaders for selling out the people and leaving the island nation in a serious predicament. “I don’t want it to look like I’m on a all-out attack against the government, but I want people to be aware that they have a say in the governance of the country,” the prolific lyricist said when asked by the Jamaica Observer newspaper. “It might be a harsh statement but I see no inclination that politicians are interested wholeheartedly in the welfare of the people.” The song makes mention of the IMF debt, and development deals with Spanish and Chinese interests. But since that time the Riverton dump fire has given the song fresh meaning. Kabaka took to Instagram today to make the connection. Audio After The Jump… Every year dis madness gwaan […]

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The Lox – Bring It Back

Even though The Lox has reunited last year, they have remained relatively quiet this year, until now. The break their silence with their new track "Bring It Back," as members Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch deliver what they have known to do best — spit killer bars. Play the track above.

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Anna Lunoe featuring Jesse Boykins III – Heartbreak In Motion (Gladiator 4AM Remix)

Gladiator has shared an R&B-leaning rework of Anna Lunoe and Jesse Boykins III’s "Heartbreak In Motion." The "4AM" remix of "Heartbreak In Motion" stands in stark contrast to the previous Gladiator flip of the song featured on Anna Lunoe’s Heartbreak In Motion Remixes EP, which showcased a darker sound. Gladiator’s latest comes after finishing a joint tourContinue Reading

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BADBADNOTGOOD – Boogie No. 69

Nothing like rounding off the week with a groovy ensemble courtesy of Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD. On deck today we have "Boogie No. 69," the B-side of buttery tune "Velvet," now in streaming glory via their Soundcloud account. The gracious release comes in support of their pending South by Southwest 2015 appearance where they will hit theContinue Reading

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Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. 4eva (Chapter One)

Big K.R.I.T. stays busy. A day after releasing a chopped-and-screwed one-off cut in support of his recently announced SXSW showcase, K.R.I.T. returns with another new number entitled "K.R.I.T. 4eva (Chapter One)." K.R.I.T. isn’t playing on this, though. No vocal effects or odes to DJ Screw’s sound here; just three minutes of autobiographical, hard-as-concrete, straight-from-the-heart bars.Continue Reading

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Chronixx “Capture Land” Tour Reaches Kingston

Stream Chronixx Di General Alongside Zinc Fence Redemption Live Online This Summer Chronixx and his band Zinc Fence Redemption, will perform at some of the most exclusive concerts in the U.S., from Governor’s Ball in NYC to the Roots Picnic in Philly, but right tonight they’ll be rocking in Kingston City. Following successful gigs in Negril and St. Elizabeth, the “Capture Land JAMAICA Tour”—named after his Dread & Terrible selection—rolls into town tonight before wrapping up tomorrow in Portland on Sunday March 15.  Good news for all those who cannot make it to Kingston tonight: the show will be streaming live (details below). This is more than a tour, it’s a mission with a message: the upliftment of Jamaica’s cultural product. “We are doing tours and events in makeshift venues,” Chronixx recently stated without apology. “Which means there is no form of movement that acknowledges the fact that we are the main export. It’s not bauxite, it’s not tourism. It’s music.” Video After The Jump… Stream Chronixx Live 8 p.m. Kingston Time (9 p.m. New York Time) Chronixx Announces Capture Land Tour Chronixx and Chronicle Chat with RGAT RELATED: Chronixx “Capture Land” Official Music Video Subscribe to Boomshots TV Follow […]

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