Oct 24, 2014
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Check It Deeply: When Jamaican Reggae Met Miami Bass


Words by Scott Brown, with Jesse Serwer

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Throwback Thursdays: Salaam Remi on Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes The Hotstepper”

Words by Salaam Remi

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On a hot July day in Summer 2012, LargeUp visited producer Salaam Remi at his Instrument Zoo studio in Miami, for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from his father (musician/promoter Van Gibbs) to Nas’ then freshly released Life is Good album. One memorable story he shared with us involved the genesis of Ini Kamoze‘s “Here Comes the Hotstepper,” Remi’s first production to top the Billboard singles chaart. With today being Ini Kamoze’s 57th birthday, and the 20th anniversary of “Hotstepper” hitting No. 1 looming on the horizon, we thought we’d let Mr. Remi tell the story...

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Mixtape Mondays: Jus Now, I-Shence Sound, Kalibandulu, DJ Dümi

Words by Deejay Theory

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As we drift into October #MixtapeMondays is here to make sure that summer cyah dun with brand new music and vibes every week. This round we touch some exclusive soca heat, up-to-the-time dancehall, reggae and more. Catch it all below.

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LargeUp Interview: Talking “Pum” with Pomme is French For Apple


Words By Marcha M. Johnson
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Toppa Top 10: Ten Classically Caribbean Ice Cream Flavors


Words by Jesse Serwer/Photos by Martei Korley

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Throwback Thursdays: Philip Michael Thomas’ “Living The Book Of My Life”

Words by Desmond Alfonso
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Jah!… Rastafari! Words you’ve surely heard countless times before but words you would hardly expect to hear at the start of an album by one of ’80s TV’s preeminent pretty boys. Yet these are the very first things uttered on “Living The Book of My Life,” the first track on Philip Michael Thomas’ debut solo LP by the same name.

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