Oct 02, 2014
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Posts tagged: Bashment

Wheel + Come Again: Watch Assassin’s 90s Bashment-Inspired “Sekkle an Cease” Video

Words by Saxon Baird

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Directed by Scorpio 21 of Kao Arts (whose work also includes the colorful “Tight Skirt” video from Samantha J), Assassin’s “Sekkle an Cease” is the latest in a wave of 2014 dancehall videos inspired by the look and feel of ’90s dancehall sound system party, and it might just be the most on-point one yet. There’s jerk chicken in the back, nuff Guinness, mesh marinas, high-top fades, backwards Kangols and whining gyals in pum-pum shorts (including one in a gold-lamé outfit styled after Dancehall Queen Carlene). Perhaps the most authentic touch of all is a scratchy video quality meant to simulate the experience of watching on a worn, dub-of-a-dub VHS tape—in other words, the way you would have seen a video like this back in the era it’s meant to resemble.

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Mixtape Mondays: Renaissance Disco, Million Vibes, CeeJay

Words by Deejay Theory 

MM 31

Currently wrapping things up out here on the Far East side (Singapore at the moment) the mixes cyan dun as always with straight dancehall running the show this week. Dig into some history from Jamaican and quality juggling from Europe below.

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Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2013

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Damien “LoOkYah” Baddy

Busy Signal Bumaye Video Shoot

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Toppa Top 10: The Baddest Mixtapes of 2013

Words by Deejay Theory —

MM 13

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You Rate It: Busta Rhymes’ “Twerk It”

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In his review of Snoop Lion’s reggae reinvention Reincarnated for the New York Times, writer Jon Caramanica noted “Busta Rhymes runs circles around Snoop on the bonus track ‘Remedy’ — his would be a reggae album worth hearing.” We couldn’t agree more. We’ve always rated Busta for his unique way of bringing dancehall flavor to hip-hop. Check our Busta’s Biggest Bashment Tunes Toppa Top 10 list for some classic examples, to see what we mean.

Still, everything about Busta’s patois-inflected new single “Twerk It” produced by Pharrell took us for a loop. For one thing, it’s called “Twerk It.” (Initial reaction: Busta is doing a twerk song? No, Busta, no.) Who’d guess based off that info that the now YMCMB-signed Busta would rap the whole thing in a Jamaican accent, dipping into patois while a rude gyal begins the whole thing talking about Yuh dun no, this time when we come in we come fi flatline everything inna dis bumboclaat til clash done!!!!!! 

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Mixtape Mondays: Murlo, DJ Sabo, DJ Satelite

Words by Deejay Theory —

MM 23

Spring has officially sprung and we’re ready to greet the warmer, longer days with a healthy selection of tropical mixtape heat. Digging into some deeper, darker and ultramodern territory this week, we travel the globe once again to round up that new song, artist, deejay or genre to spice up your week. Go in below.

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