RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane - Boom Boom

18 November Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Boom Boom (with Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane) - RedOne |

There is so much going on in this music video, you have to do your best not to blink. I've been meaning to review this visual for a while now since Dinah Jane is my favourite Fifth Harmony member - although I do love each of the girls and will support all of them on their solo releases and collective releases. This song is quite the collaboration, and the song sure is fire in every way. It's a real shame that it didn't blow up internationally, as it is definitely worthy of being a global hit. Watch RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane present Morocco in all it's beauty as we watch two female characters use teleporting bracelets that send them to various places in Morocco in this music video for "Boom Boom".

RedOne, real name Nadir Khayat, is probably most known for his songwriting collaborations with Lady Gaga, is there any way we can say his name without singing it the way we've heard it over the years? He has since gone into releasing his own music, this song becoming his official second single. He always manages to turn it into a massive collaboration. His debut was "Don't You Need Somebody" featuring Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah, and Shaggy. This one is a collaboration with a whole ray of artists. Daddy Yankee, real name Ramón Rodríguez, is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Puerto Rica singer-songwriter. He's had phenomenal international success and he'll always be a force to be reckoned with. His biggest single is "Gasolina" back in 2004, but he's become popular all over again with the Luis Fonsi collaboration on "Despacito". "Boom Boom" also sees French Montana and Dinah Jane on this track. The former's real name is Karim Kharbouch. He went viral with his hit single "Unforgettable" featuring Swae Lee, since then he has been releasing some great songs and killer collaborations. The latter's full name is Dinah Jane Hansen. She's one-fourth of girl group Fifth Harmony. She previously released a solo single before her days on The X Factor and in the girl group, titled "Dancing Like A White Girl". She's certainly has a massive career ahead of her. This song samples Modjo's "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" hence some of the writing credits. "Boom Boom" was written by Nadir Khayat, Ramón Ayala, Edwin Serrano, Timothy Thomas, Theron Makiel Thomas, Jakke Erixson, Yann Destagnol, Roman Tranchert, Bernard Edwards, and Nile Rodgers.

Directed by Saïd C. Naciri, this music video is both performance and narrative based. We follow two female characters, played by Amanda Cerny and Abla Essofi, as they find two bracelets that allow them to teleport to various places in Morocco. The narrative is full-on and cleverly includes the performance piece as part of the background with intercut scenes.

It opens up with Amanda Cerny and Abla Essofi outside Red Coast University Los Angeles. They put on the bracelets and teleport themselves and the carriage to Marrakech, Morocco, where doors open to display RedOne starting the song off with a load of female companions behind him.

This is where one of the biggest name intros starts as each act calls out their name for the track, with intercut scenes of various locations in Morocco. The party is in full swing as the names are called out, and as the first verse starts, our two main characters decide to bail, using the bracelets to travel to Chefchaouen where Daddy Yankee is performing in an alleyway, they stay there for a second before they decide to ride on top of a taxi that is full of Guess product placement.

As Daddy Yankee wraps up his verse, the taxi puts the break on and the girls go flying. They use the bracelets, quickly, and instead, they land on a beach in Cabo Negro. A full-on beach party is in full swing with RedOne performing the chorus of the song. After having a great time at the beach party, they use the bracelets again, just in time for the next verse.

Amanda Cerny and Abla Essofi teleport to the streets of Tétouan where groups of horsemen are riding towards them as French Montana sings his chorus on a rooftop accompanied by RedOne and Dinah Jane - where Daddy Yankee is, who knows? Maybe he's one of the horsemen? It looks weird to have three out of the four singers on the rooftop. As French Montana's verse ends, the horses are nearly on top of our characters and they teleport themselves and the horses away from Tétouan.

The two women end up inside a car, which parks outside the Royal Mansour Marrakech hotel. They get out of the car and are greeted by a huge lion and RedOne - once again, it's totally time for the chorus. Another party ensues, RedOne sure knows how to put on a party, please invite me next time. This is a defining scene as during the chorus the dancers are all in black tie clothing, but then the dance beats kick in, they transform to sand particles and reemerge in blue dance-wear.

Our two main characters look up to find hot air balloons, and soon use the bracelets to teleport inside one. This is where Dinah Jane comes in, she's floating in her own hot air balloon, giving off some much-needed female vocals over the Moroccan Sahara. Down below, RedOne and Daddy Yankee ride beach buggies over the sand as the latter sings the rest of the verse.

The final scene of the song itself is a night beach party in Merzouga. All the artists, the dancers, and Amanda Cerny & Abla Essofi perform around a wood campfire. But, that's not the end, our two main characters arrive back outside the university, where a lecturer comes out telling them to get back to class or they will fail. He's also not impressed with the clothes they are wearing - they are the ones they wore to the Royal Mansour Marrakech hotel. The girls decide to use the bracelets again, and the video ends with the hook of the song and various snapshot videos of the various places that they visited in Morocco.

This music video is amazing from start to finish. They have literally showcased Morocco in every single way. It may not relate all that well with the song itself, but who cares when they've created this awesome visual? All the artists bring energetic performance vibes, with each one making their presence known in the music video, not one of them is overshadowed - although I would've liked to have seen Dinah Jane a little more, hell I would've liked her to have sung more of the song too. The dancers were incredible in every way, with the choreography lit - something I want to totally learn. This music video is just WOW!
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