They call him “Hov“, they say he’s not a Businessman, he’s a Business…man, but we know him as Jay-Z! Recently he released his 13th studio album titled, “4:44“, and many were blown away by the direction he took with the content. One of the standouts however is “BAM“, his collaboration with the “Gongzilla“, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, combined with the sampling one of the most sampled Dancehall singles of all time, “Bam Bam” by the iconic Sister Nancy. Today, they unleashed the visuals for that track. Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat and shot during Jay’s recent visit to Jamaica, we get a glimpse of Kingston including the iconic Trench Town, the infamous Tuff Gong Studio, and guest cameos included Hip Hop Producer Young Guru, Recording Artist Kabaka Pyramid, Junior Reid, Former Miss World (and Damian’s Mama) Cindy Breakspeare, and the elements of what makes our music culture so amazing! No more talking, watch the video below!
After catching listeners with the single, Raine Seville and Lisa Hyper finally unleashed the visuals for “Chat Mi (Remix)“. Directed by Muztang Media, Raine and Lisa get at detractors who have tried to throw dirt on their names and those who think their careers would be long gone. We’re also treated to lots of costume changing, dancing, and of course that Yardstyle Ent. production that sampled the ever popular “Murder She Wrote“. Look out for these two as they’ll grace the Reggae Sumfest stage this month! Keep dem talking, a nuh dem a put on mi pot a rahtid! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
What a “Bam bam” today! Keeping out of the way of naysayers and idlers is Dancehall artist Raine Seville with “Chat Mi“. The single, produced by JJ Wizzle (SunCity 104.9FM), samples the popular “Bam Bam Riddim” made famous by Chaka Demus & Pliers and other artists. On the track we hear Raine getting at those who keep her name in their mouths and speak ill of her and lets them know that she’s too humble, too sexy, and too busy to let them damage her career. She also encourages ladies out there to follow her footsteps in never letting people get them down. A great effort here as Raine did her thing on the Riddim and this could be an anthem for many out there. Look out for more of her music coming soon and follow her on Twitter/IG at @RaineSeville! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
In recognition of the recent Reebok Skyscape commercial, I present to you the song that was used in it from Dancehall artist, Sister Nancy. Titled “Bam Bam” and produced by the late Winston Riley for Techniques Records on the “Stalag Riddim” in 1982, Nancy speaks about being an ambitious woman, her lyrical prowess that will “nice up” Jamaica, growing up in Princeton 6, and being a very unique person along her infectious chorus “What a Bam Bam…“. “Bam Bam” was a single on Sister Nancy’s debut album, “One,Two” which was released in 1982 by Techniques Records. Sister Nancy is regarded as the first female Dancehall artist and the first female deejay to tour internationally. “Bam Bam” is her most famous single and borrows a little from Toots And The Maytals’ 1966 hit “What A Bam Bam“.