Apr 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Chris Brown

Bouyon Bass: Asa Bantan’s “One Man” Mashes Up Dominica

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley—

Asa Bantan Photo by Martei Korley

The dominant sound in Dominica today, bouyon was developed in the 1980s by bands like WCK, combining elements of kadans (or cadence-lypso), the folk style jing-ping and a quick-paced electronic drum pattern similar to soca. More recently, deejays with raggamuffin-style vocals inspired by dancehall have moved to the fore, updating the sound for the youth.

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Diamond Rhymes: Watch Busta Rhymes’ “Why Stop Now” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Now that you’re up to speed on producer Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph (Read his Now Things interview from this past Friday) and his super track record (Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Watch the Throne‘s “Who Gon Stop Me”), let’s take a look at the end product of his latest creation, shall we? Among the other projects the beatmaker currently has his hands in, Sham is heavily involved in Busta Rhymes’ upcoming Cash Money Records debut, having already produced the album’s lead single, “Why Stop Now” featuring Chris Brown. The Hype Williams-directed video for the tune dropped today, the clear (and random) highlight of which is a moment where Busta’s face into something resembling Damien Hirst’s diamond skull, as he mills about an encampment of Occupy Wall Street type protesters. Watch below, and download the track here.

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