Bost & Bim’s reggae mash-ups are the bomb

About two years ago I wrote a serie of articles about reggae mash-ups, i.e. songs with a non-reggae a cappella set to a riddim.

Among the people I interviewed were French production duo Bost & Bim. They had just released the third edition of their Yankees A Yard mixtape series, a series where they mostly use hip-hop and R&B vocals and put it over self-produced riddims.

Now they’ve put out the third compilation in another series – The Bombing. The Bombing collects a number of the mash-ups utilized on the Yankees A Yard mixtapes, but this time in its full-length version.

The Bombing Vol. 3 hosts twelve cuts and vocalists such as Justin Timberlake, Pink and Usher with their club bangers My Love, Get This Party Started and Love in This Club.

The vocals fit perfectly to Bost & Bim’s bubbling, pulsating and bouncy riddims.

With the Yankees A Yard and The Bombing series Bost & Bim have managed to captivate the spirit of both reggae and hip-hop, and hopefully this Trojan horse strategy helps to spread reggae to a wider audience.

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