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(WATCH) Interview with Massive B, the Sound of Brooklyn

Massive B is the sound of Brooklyn, New York City. It’s one of the most important sound systems from the USA and one of the most prolific record labels for reggae and dancehall in the world. In the early 90s Bobby Konders, founder of the sound remixed the Ghetto Red Hot of the Jamaican DJ Super Cat. In the mid-nineties, Bobby Konders with the great producer Salaam Remi remixed songs of Jamaican artists like Bounty Killer, Cutty Ranks, and Junior Demus. They created a real musical genre that we know today as Ragga Hip Hop. They were really influential with their productions. In fact, on the US charts, there were a lot of super hits produced by Massive B. They promoted famous names like King Kong, Chronicle, Half Pint, Nicodemus, Collie Budz, Bunjy Garling, Movado, and Vybz Kartel.

Over the years Bobby Konders consolidated the artistic relationship with the veteran of the Jamaican dancehall Burro Banton, that recorded most of its productions for Massive B Records and became the third godfather of sound as well as Jabba and Bobby Konders.

Bobby Konders and Jabba are the resident DJ at HOT 97, New York’s famous urban radio, where every Sunday night from 9 to 11 leads “On The Reggae Tip”, one of the longest reggae programs of all time. They organize the most exceptional soca, dancehall, and hip-hop events of the Big Apple too.
The annual concert “On the Reggae Tip” is a format devised by Massive B and recorded annually sold out.

Massive B plays dancehall every week in Brooklyn for the famous Fire Sunday at Buzz NightClub.

They collect a lot of collaborations with Tok, Shaggi, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, and many more. This label of Brooklyn wrote the history of black music of the past 20 years. Massive B can be recognized today as a true institution in reggae music.

Interview Eugenia Conti Editing Morello Selecta 

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