While it turned out yesterday that the judge in the Kartel trial is about to direct the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty of the murder of St. Catherine businessman Barrington »Bossy« Burton, the Werl’ Boss will remain in custody because he has another murder case pending against him.
Meanwhile, two time World Reggae Dance Championships winners Shady Squad released their entertaining take on the Kartel’s song »Peanut Shell« pon Youtube. Watch the short film above.
During Red Bull’s Music Academy earlier this year, former editor in-chief of JUICE magazine, Davide Bortot, sat down with New York-based hip hop, dancehall and soca don Dre Skull to find out how he became one of Jamaica’s most in-demand beatmakers and how it came about that
after lacing beats for heavy hitters such as Beenie Man, Popcaan and Pusha T, the mighty Major Lazer asked him to co-produce Snoop Dogg’s reggae-fied reincarnation as Snoop Lion.
Major Lazer’s second album »Free the Universe« hit the iTunes store today. So far, my favourite tunes besides the singles that had been released upfront, are »Jessica« featuring Ezra Koenig, »Keep Cool« featuring Shaggy, and »Playground« featuring Bugle.
However, the latest video for the album is for »Watch Out For This (Bumaye)« featuring Busy Signal. The Jay Will production pays tribute to the styles and aesthetics of the 90′s dancehall era:
The team even went so far to bring on Earl “Biggy” Turner, the noted designer behind some of the era’s most memorable fashions (for Shabba, etc.), as a consultant. (via LargeUp)
Watch the video above, pass by the Major Lazer pop-up shop at Miss Lily’s if you are in NYC, and check the Major Lazer website for upcoming tour dates.