October 26, 2009

Late pass on Jahdan Blakkamoore, the Brooklyn-based, Guyanese-raised artist on DJ/Rupture’s Dutty Artz imprint.  Like his label boss, Blakkamoore switches seamlessly between styles and sub-genres, encompassing everything from roots reggae to dancehall, hip-hop and grime and dubstep. He has yet to incorporate “genuinely Persian music with the electronic tools of the 20th-century avant-garde,” the current post on Rupture’s excellent Negrophonic blog, but there is still time. His solo debut, Buzzrock Warrior, came out last month on Gold Dust and for those nostalgic for Mad Cobra, Mad Lion and Mad Koala (latter may not exist), but who don’t want a strict homage to dead days, this will likely have you saying “Shabba.”

Below the jump, video of Blakkamoore performing “Sound Bwoy Burreil” with Smif-N-Wessum in Crown Heights.

MP3: Jahdan Blakkamoore-“What You Know About This”

MP3: Jahdan Blakkamoore-“Best I Ever Had Freestyle”

MP3: Jahdan Blakkamoore-“Never Gonna’ Stop”

Bonus: Get “The General” free from Blakkamoore’s Website

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