Sep 17, 2014
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Fashion Fridays: Rockers NYC x Ras Daniel Hartman

Words by Jesse Serwer

The late Ras Daniel Hartman is the definitive illustrator of the Rastafari experience, known for his much-copied charcoal and pencil drawings like “Prince Emanuel” (sometimes called “Original Rasta Baby”). You may also have seen Hartman, who passed away in Tanzania in 1990 two years after his repatriation to Africa, as Pedro, Ivanhoe Martin’s best friend in The Harder They Come. When selecting our lists of 50 Great Jamaicans and 10 Jamaican Visual Artists You Should Know Hartman was a “must.”

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Visual Culture: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “The Death of Baphomet” Art Show

Words by Jesse Serwer


Lee “Scratch” Perry isn’t known as The Upsetter for no reason.

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Mixtape Mondays: The Heatwave, Tribe of Kings x Bramma, Dubbel Dutch

Words by Deejay Theory

MM 43

It’s Bank Holiday weekend in London which can only mean one thingnonstop wining in the streets for this years Notting Hill Carnival. With bare madness ensuing on every corner, we mix it up with a few different vibes at #MixtapeMondays to catch a feeling regardless of your coordinates. Press play below

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Now Things: Behind the Mask with Noise Cans

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Nicole Sweet


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Mixtape Mondays: Screechy Dan, BRNGTN, The Freshest, King Addies x Buju Banton

Words by Deejay Theory

MM 31

Serious business this week at #MixtapeMondays with dubplate pressure, dancehall comedy, ruffneck lyrics and throwback heat all rolled up in one big-head spliff a badness.

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Fashion Fridays: Burberry’s Fall 2014 Line Includes A Mesh Marina

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Scroll through the advertisements in the latest issue of your favorite fashion magazine, and you might find a familiar object in an unfamiliar place: Specifically, the mesh marina in Burberry’s autumn/winter 2014 men’s line. The mesh tank is a staple in Burberry’s native England, where it’s better known as a string vest, but it has long been associated with working-class slobs, thanks to depictions like Andy Capp and Ras C. Nesbitt. Could its place in a collection from one of the country’s most iconic luxury brands have anything to do with Jamaica, where the undergarment has been re-purposed as a rude-boy fashion staple? We think so.

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