Apr 20, 2014
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • YouTube
  • RSS


Jesse Serwer

Righteous Excursion: Jesse Royal Meets Sly, Robbie and Chinna

Words by Jesse Serwer—

jesse-royal-sly-robbie-chinna

Jesse Royal is one of the key figures bringing reggae into the future, but he’s working closely with some of the music’s past giants to get there. For “Little Did They Know,” a track on Living HeART, the exceptional new compilation LP celebrating 25 years of XTerminator Records and the life of its late founder Philip “Fattis” Burrell (buy here), Jesse teamed with three of reggae’s greatest musicians: Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and Earl “Chinna” Smith.

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


In the LargeUp Store: Ninjaman Prints by Lord Blakely

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Ninjaman-lord-blakely
Drawing from his love of dancehall music, early animation, European history, Saturday morning cartoons and the collision of cultures, Portland, Oregon-based Blakely Dadson, a/k/a Lord Blakely, creates realistic, often fantastical, scenes that somehow incorporate all those diverse interests.

Tags:, , , , , ,


Vegas Improv: Mr. Vegas + Cipha Sounds at Upright Citizens Brigade

cipha-mr-vegas-improv-show

Unlike most dancehall artists, Mr. Vegas lets it all hang out when it comes to his personal life. For better or worse, the singjay behind “Bruk it Down,” “Heads High” and other hits has been known to give some of the most personal, hilarious, sad and occasionally uncomfortable interviews, making him a popular guest on all variety of radio shows.

One of his most memorable interviews occurred on New York hip-hop station Hot 97′s morning show with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg in 2012, when Vegas broke down in tears discussing being cheated on by his wife. Since then, he’s been something of a regular guest on that show.

Tags:, , , , , , , , ,


Rockers Redux: Watch Chronixx’s “Rastaman Wheel Out” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

rastaman-wheelout

Chronixx released his Dread & Terrible project yesterday and, we thought, a video for the EP’s “Rastaman Wheel Out” was coming, too. That turned out to be something of an April Fools, as the video’s just showed up this morning…with an unexpected dose of comedy. Chronixx makes his acting debut in the Ras Kassa-directed video, which has more than a bit of Rockers about it, as a humble rasta man played by Chronixx (“Oh!…Dat yout deh, him gwaan good enuh!”) gets into something of a pickle when trying to fetch some peas down the road. Picking up some ganja along the way as payment for a debt, he attracts the attention of a pair of bumbling police officers and… adventure ensues. At a full 9 minutes, the clip is something of a mini movie, and definitely a new direction for Chronixx.

Tags:, , , ,


Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes


Words by Max Glazer and the LargeUp Crew, Image by Ellen G

Ellen-G-Vybz-Kartel

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Three the Hard Way: Stephen Marley x Sizzla x Capleton – “Rock Stone”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Winter-Music-Massive-stephen-marley

Fresh off his appearance at LargeUp’s Winter Music Massive party Saturday night, Stephen Marley has issued the second leak from his upcoming album, Revelation Part 2: The Fruit Of Life. (Stream “Thorn or Rose” featuring The Roots’ Black Thought here).

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , ,


Page 1 of 11012345...102030...Last »
-->