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 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.