Apr 24, 2014
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Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursdays: Daddy Freddy Breaks His World’s Fastest Rapper Record

Words by Jesse Serwer—


British emceeing was all about speed back in the day, and no one chatted faster than Daddy Freddy. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the Trenchtown-born raggamuffin hip-hop pioneer became the world’s fastest rapper several times over.

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Throwback Thursdays: Melo-X on Tanto Metro & Devonte’s “Everyone Falls In Love”

Words by Melo-X

Tanto Metro Devonte Everyone Falls in Love

East Flatbush, Brooklyn native Melo-X is a man of many talents; he’s known as a rapper, DJ, producer and for his bold fashions. Raised by Jamaican parents, he’s also a dancehall aficionado and the co- founder of “dance party and global music utopia” Electric Punanny with Jasmine Solano. Tonight the pair will bring the Electric Punanny vibes to Miami as part of LargeUp’s Miami Winter Music Massive with Johnny Osbourne at Blackbird Ordinary. Look out for Melo’s upcoming EP, GOD: LoFI, out soon.

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Throwback Thursday: DJ Prince on Bounty Killer + The Fugees’ “Hip Hopera”

Words by DJ Prince

Bounty Killer Hip Hopera

New York’s DJ Prince recently caught our attention with Test My Sound, an upcoming, reggae-themed hip-hop album that taps into the underground rap selector/producer/MC’s West Indian roots. Read Prince’s reminiscence on one of his favorite hip-hop x reggae crossover joints, Bounty Killer’s “Hip-Hopera” (featuring The Fugees) below, and look out for Test My Sound, premiering on LargeUp soon.

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Throwback Thursdays: Third World Meet Stevie Wonder + John Candy

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Third World Try Jah Love

Feb. 6 being Bob Marley’s birthday and all, the Earthstrong of another reggae icon, Third World vocalist William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke, tends to go mostly unnoticed.

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Throwback Thursdays: Jasmine Solano on Shabba Ranks’ “Love Punany Bad”

Words by Jasmine Solano—

Love Punany Bad

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve indulged in our usual Throwback Thursdays routine. Tomorrow night, Feb. 1, sees the return of LargeUp friends Jasmine Solano and Melo-X‘s long-running and much-loved NYC-based party, Electric Punanny, so had Jasmine weigh in on a certain punanny-loving classic from Shabba Ranks that’s sure to get rinsed on Friday night.

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Throwback Thursdays: Beres Hammond’s “No Disturb Sign”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Beres Hammond No Disturb Sign

Beres Hammond hasn’t made very many music videos during his storied, four-decade-plus career. He’s just not that kind of artist. One of the first, and most memorable, videos he did make, though, was for “No Disturb Sign,” from his major-label debut, 1994′s In Control. The tune itself is the ultimate working class love song, told from the point of view of a 9-to-5-er trying everything he can to squeeze in a little bedroom time with his lady. The memorable line “I think I’m gonna have to call in sick-can’t leave my woman like this” says it all.

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