Apr 19, 2014
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Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursdays: Ten Classic Bob Marley Performances You Can Watch Online

Words by Jesse Serwer and Natalie Weiner—

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Throwback Thursdays: The Police, Rolling Stones + More at AIR Studios Montserrat


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis—

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Throwback Thursdays: Tony Rebel on BET in 1993

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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This weekend is the 21st edition of Rebel Salute, the music festival founded in 1993 by artist Tony Rebel. That was an important time for the artist known for classics like “Fresh Vegetable.” It saw the release of his first (and only) major label album, the Columbia release Vibes of the Time.

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Throwback Thursdays: Faybiene Miranda’s “Prophecy”

Words by Martei Korley—

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About two weeks ago the weeks ago, the reggae community lost a very significant contributor in Sister Faybiene Miranda. Renowned in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn as one of the pillars of the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, she had been an active performer of roots reggae since the early ’70s.

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Throwback Thursdays: EchoSlim on Sean Paul’s “Gimme the Light”

Words by EchoSlim—

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Sean Paul’s “Gimme the Light” put Jamaican dancehall on the path to its greatest period of crossover success following its release in 2001. Frequent LargeUp contributor and family member EchoSlim gives us the Miami-set backstory behind one of the most ubiquitous and internationally popular dancehall records ever.

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Throwback Thursdays: Marky Mark + Prince Ital Joe Chant Down “Babylon”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Credibility in hip-hop didn’t always come as easy as it does now. Just ask Vanilla Ice. A pre-Hollywood Mark Wahlberg, then known as Marky Mark, was no exception—even though the native of Boston’s hard-knock Dorchester neighborhood entered the business with a rap sheet (which included attempted murder) as extensive and horrible as any of his day’s gulliest gangster rappers.

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