Apr 23, 2014
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Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes


Words by Max Glazer and the LargeUp Crew, Image by Ellen G

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Mixtape Mondays: Youthman Promotion, J-Lava, Perfect Giddimani

Words by Deejay Theory —

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With WMC at a close and Carnival time in Jamaica rapidly approaching, the vibes don’t stop at Mixtape Mondays. Some untouchable dubplates are paired with brand new soca and a bit of one drop from memory lane. Wheel up below

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LargeUp Investigates: Bake and Shark

Words by Tishanna Williams—
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You don’t mess with a Trinibagonian’s belly. Food is all important here and we take it very seriously. But with the recent news headlines about diminishing shark populations and subsequent conservation efforts, could Trinis soon be forced to give up one of their favorite dishes? In order to get the real bake and shark story for you, LargeUp had to do some heavy research so we packed our sunblock, beach mats and a few Stags for the road and made our way to Maracas Beach to talk to some of the vendors behind this dish personally.

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Impressions: 2014 Winter Music Massive

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Samuel Rivas

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Mixtape Mondays: Jillionaire, So Shifty, Dancehall Yogi

Words by Deejay Theory  —

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With Winter Music Conference in full swing—look out for a recap from our Winter Music Massive in a few—it’s all about the Miami vibrations on #MixtapeMondays today. We have a wicked array of tropical bass and dancehall vibes on deck. Madness from Trini Chris, mixed bag of badness from Hamburg and uncut dancehall from Oakland. Heading straight to the beach today…

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Pop Style: Chi Ching Ching

Interview by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Gio

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Welcome to LargeUp’s new street style feature, Pop Style. Every other Friday, we’ll be talking sartorial shop with the most impeccably dressed men and women of the Caribbean and the diaspora, from familiar faces to everyday people pon di corner. Along the way we intend to show the world what we’ve long held true—no one’s got style and swagger quite like the islands.

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