Recently, International Recording Artist Jason Derulo released his latest single, “Too Hot“. While Jason has a great run with the pop hits, a familiar sound can be heard throughout the track, and it was the 1993 Dancehall classic, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers! Produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label, this song is Chaka Demus & Pliers’ signature track, and sampled another classic, the 1966 Toots & The Maytals’ “Bam Bam” which was produced by the late Byron Lee! Today, we’re gonna highlight the classic samples, songs that sampled them, and the many variations of the “Bam Bam Riddim” in our new “#13thStreetThrowback” Playlist series! It’s time to learn something, and party away!
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.
In recognition of French Montana and Nicki Minaj’s hit, “Freaks“, today I feature one of the songs that was sampled in it. Titled “Murder She Wrote“, this was a very popular hit of legendary duo Chaka Demus and Pliers. Released in 1992 and produced by Sly and Robbie on the “Bam Bam” remake riddim, this song was described as a song for the ladies with an “Angel face but a Devil’s heart“. This song spoke about a girl named Maxine who was a user, very promiscuous, and was also a murderer. According to the artists, this was written off an experience but with a few details omitted.