Jul 24, 2014
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Impressions: International Reggae Day

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by Richard Maitland—

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Throwback Thursdays: Born Jamericans’ “Gotta Get Mine”

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden

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Everyone’s invited when America gears up for its big Independence Day party. Beyond celebrating the U.S.’ freedom from King George III’s British empire, the 4th of July is a chance for all nationalities to reflect on the truths set in the Declaration of Independence: all men are created equal, with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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LargeUp Interview: Rolling with Martei Korley


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Jenny McLaughlin—

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Mixtape Mondays: Kalibandulu, New Vision x Bushman, Federation Sound

Words by Deejay Theory 

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Broadcasting live from the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, we’re back with another stacked edition of your weekly Caribbean mixtape fix. Dancehall and reggae lead the way this week to keep the summer vibes in motion. Wheel up below:

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Ground Provisions: The Belcour Cookbook Highlights Jamaica’s Culinary Diversity + GIVEAWAY

Words by Natalie Weiner

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When you think of Jamaican cuisine, certain dishes come to mind right away—jerk chicken, rice and peas, curried goat, ackee and saltfish.. and they come to mind for a reason: they’re delicious. But the island’s diverse heritage (and abundance of unique ingredients) means that there’s actually a lot more to Jamaican food than just these traditional recipes.

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Throwback Thursdays: Melodic Yoza on Lt. Stitchie’s “Natty Dread”

Words by Melodic Yoza

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Born in Saint Thomas, Jamaica, raised in New York City, and now based in Toronto, Melodic Yoza specializes in a sound he calls “reggaesoulhop.” The artist, who recently debuted his new project The Parent Trap with us, via their track “Bad Up.” Here, he shares his love for dancehall great Lt. Stitchie, and his classic 1987 video for “Natty Dread.”

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