Escalating Rivalries Spark Buzz for U.S. Rumble Sound Clash

Escalating Rivalries Spark Buzz for U.S. Rumble Sound Clash

US Rumble Poster bottom side

It’s officially sound clash season and the calendar is bursting at the seams with fiery sound wars! But as New York, the epicenter of sound clash comes alive, Irish and Chin’s “US Rumble” on Saturday, April 22 inside Amazura in Queens, NY is atop the list of sound revelers picks. Deemed as a must-see clash, “US Rumble” oozes sound rivalry, promising clash fans an upsurge of heated battles. Sound clash, the highly entertaining and competitive subset of Jamaican music and culture, will not disappoint U.S. Rumble fans.

As fans pour in to Amazura for U.S. Rumble, a real authentic sound clash awaits them from some of the country’s most promising sounds including King Shine (New Jersey), One-A-Day (New Jersey), Kosmik (New York), Platinum Kids (New York), Black Magic (Georgia), Riddim Force (Florida) and returning champion Innocent (Florida). The competing sounds are firing up for what could easily be one of their toughest and most critical clashes to date. U.S. Rumble is bound to yield limitless excitement and Reggae and Dancehall music infused sparring as the sounds take center stage.

Amidst the unleashing of well-constructed speeches, crafty dub plates and tightly executed stage presence, a skilled set of sound men will battle for their slot on the World Clash stage and the awesome slice of exposure, recognition and clout that comes in tow. One of the competition’s most anticipated face offs is ultimately King Shine and Kosmik, who still have unsettled clash business to handle and tension from their last showdown. For many, their first encounter had a questionable outcome, prompting clash fans to crave a re-match. Will U.S. Rumble boil down to a “tune-fi-tune” between these two sounds? Just as many clash fans are ready to capture the kinetic and competitive spirit of the inaugural U.S. Rumble, which saw Innocent in a heated dub-fi-dub against King Shine.

King ShineSince the line-up dropped, another rivalry that’s been buzzing excessively is that of defending champion Innocent and Riddim Force. Both Florida sounds, the budding rivalry has been years in the making. The word amongst clash fans is that the sounds have been wanting to afflict musical mayhem upon each other for ages. Yet, for some reason, the war has never happened. Until now, when the Sunshine state sound systems meet up on the U.S. Rumble stage for the very first time. This could get interesting and quite entertaining to say the least!

InnocentWhile Irish and Chin stand behind adding the wild card juggling element of Platinum Kids to the already fiery U.S. Rumble line up, not all the hardcore clashing sound contenders agree. In fact, many of the sounds billed for U.S. Rumble don’t believe the hardcore clash scene is a place for juggling sounds. It may be a good idea for the hardcore clashers to not sleep on Platinum Kids, especially since well known juggling team Sky Juice and Oliver of Metromedia came into World Clash a few years back and kicked out all sound boys.

Frankly, at U.S. Rumble, strong verbal sentiments must be converted into an all-out war. Rounding off the anticipated face offs are the admission of talented sounds Black Magic, who won Atlanta’s U.S. Rumble qualifying clash, and One-A-Day, who is making quite the name for themselves on the up and coming clash scene.

Rumble Weekends 2As purveyors of sound culture and Caribbean entertainment specialists Irish and Chin celebrate their 20th Anniversary throughout the year, they couldn’t be more thrilled to see their “Rumble Series” brand take flight with the long awaited “US Rumble” up next on the series calendar. Find out everything you want to know about the “Rumble Series” by tuning into Rumble Thursdays” on Sound Chat Radio each Thursday, 6-8 PM EST via

The Rumble Series was formally introduced by Irish and Chin in late 2015 to bring new stars into the sound clash industry. With a limited and seasoned pool of clashing sound systems, new faces are a must to sustain the vibrant culture. Further, The Rumble Series allows the talent and skills of promising sounds (those with regional buzz but not international exposure) to be showcased to mass audiences. With Japan Rumble (Fujiyama) and Canada Rumble (King Attarney) concluded, remaining are “US Rumble” (April 22, 2017), “UK Rumble” (June 17, 2017) and “EU Rumble” (June 24, 2017).

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

More in Events


RDX Album showcase set to Ignite 100

DonDonNovember 28, 2017

Soulful Reggae Star Etana Announces her Reggae Forever North American Tour

Riddim-Don MagMay 21, 2017
Morgan Heritage album cover 1

Grammy-Winning Morgan Heritage Leaves Lasting Impression on Avrakedabra World Tour 2017, Releases “We Are” feat Kabaka Pyramid & Dre Island

Riddim-Don MagApril 19, 2017
ishawna - R-DM

Ishawna Fans Were Left Bawlie Bawling For More

Samuel GardnerApril 18, 2017
Ishawna fl flyer

Ishawna Set To Rock Orlando This Weekend

Riddim-Don MagApril 12, 2017
Travis 1


Riddim-Don MagApril 1, 2017

Hafa Adai Festival of the Arts Debuts with Reggae Revival

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 31, 2016

Mass Ran Tribute Concert Set October 26

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 25, 2016

IRAWMA winners

Jacqueline HarrisOctober 7, 2016

The newest and hottest online Magazine!! Riddim-Don Magazine

Copyright © 2016 Riddim-Don Magazine. Website Designed by The.Pure_Groop 1.876.622.1998

Translate »