Aug 21, 2014
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Tr888 Fashion: Popcaan’s Unruly Guide to Style


Words by Popcaan. Photos by El Puru.

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Throwback Thursdays: Kevin Lyttle on “Turn Me On”


Words by Kevin Lyttle, as told to Jesse Serwer

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Toppa Top 10: Junior Reid’s Best Cameos


Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Mixtape Mondays: Jahdan Blakkamoore, Bass Odyssey x Buju Banton, Tribe of Kings x Mighty Mystic

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Another week at hand at Mixtape Mondays with more new and timeless music to share. Some insane dubplates this round from one of the pioneering soundystsems in reggae and dancehall history, plus more original music from some big voices in modern roots and beyond. Check the vibes below

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Visual Culture: Paint Jamaica Re-Imagines Downtown Kingston


Words by Michellee Nelson

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Throwback Thursdays: Maxi Priest On His Classic Shabba Collaboration “Housecall”

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden

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You could probably learn a thing or two about sexual relations from listening to Maxi Priest and Shabba Ranks’ “House Call” in 1991. However, getting it on, or getting it in, was the furthest thing from my mind when I first heard their collaboration at age 10. My father—a Jamaican DJ from New York, newly transplanted to Los Angeles—made me a mixtape with some of Shabba’s reigning hits like “Housecall” and “Mr. Loverman,” along with a bunch of tunes over the Telephone Love riddim. I was smitten by his seamless transition of the original “Housecall” into its 12” remix and the various versions of “Mr Loverman,” such as the David Morales Ragga Hop Mix. I might have been too young to remember “Housecall” gaining mass appeal in NY: it was Shabba’s core dancehall releases resonated deeper in my Caribbean neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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