Apr 19, 2014
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Happy, 4/20: The Toppa Top 20 Reggae Weed Anthems

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Words by Jesse Serwer— Sure, hip-hop has The Chronic, “I Got 5 On It,” and Meth and Red’s entire catalog, but when it comes to weed-smoking anthems, reggae is king. With literally tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of reggae weed songs to choose from, we selected some of our favorites and tapped the artist […] Read more

Ah, Murda!: Assassin’s LargeUp Sessions Freestyle


Words by LargeUp Crew— Assassin (aka Agent Sasco), Tanisha Scott and Echo Slim were our guests on an action-packed edition of the LargeUp Sessions last Thursday night. DJ Gravy warmed things up with some choice selections, followed by a guest set from Echo Slim, LargeUp contributor and producer of this super dope remix of Bob […] Read more

Big People Ting: Farmer Nappy on Soca + Big People Parties

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Words by Saxon Baird— Farmer Nappy has been a major player in the soca scene for over 30 years but it’s only recently that he’s become more a household name in Trinidad and beyond. This year, Nappy scored a major hit with his song “Big People Party,” a groovy soca tune that came in second […] Read more

Yardie Offishall: Kardinal Offishall in Jamaica


Words by Tasha Brown, Photo via Rep JA— If you are still wondering what makes Kardinal Offishall so official, watch his latest video, for the patois-laden, dancehall-inspired ”Tattoo (Rudebwoy).” You can always count on the Toronto MC to give you a mix of authentic hip-hop and dancehall flavor, but this go round, Mr. Offishall produced and […] Read more

You Rate It: Elliphant ft. Bunji Garlin and Diplo – “All Or Nothing”


Words by Natalie Weiner— Bunji Garlin is, once again, taking soca from T&T to the international pop scene—this time, on a new track with recent Mad Decent-signee Elliphant. Since the release of his crossover hit “Differentology” last year, the Soca Viking’s been making serious moves that have kept his name on everyone’s lips. Now, “Carnival […] Read more

Fashion, Forward: Aidonia’s “80s Dancehall Style”


Words by Saxon Baird— We don’t want to call it a full-on revival, but dancehall has definitely been leaning towards a return to the vintage style and sound of Jamaica in the late ‘80s and ‘90s. Mr. Vegas (and Joe Lickshot!) just dropped “Real Don,” channeling the simple sound of dancehall’s early digital era. Konshens […] Read more