Nov 24, 2014
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Ticket Giveaway: Chronixx in Australia

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Chronixx is headed to Australia next month, with a pair of headlining shows in Melbourne and Sydney, on December 11 and 12, respectively. As longtime supporters of Chronixx, LargeUp is the official media sponsor for both performance, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for each. To enter, just head to Twitter, and tweet this link with one f these two hashtags: #ChronixxinMelbourne or #ChronixxinSydney.

This one’s for our Aussie readers only: We can’t fly you over there, so make sure you’ll be in Australia on the specified dates. And make sure you’re following us on Twitter: Winners will be contacted by direct message.

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Empresses + Queens: An Interview with Jah9


Words by Tami Tsansai
Photos by Sameel “Kush-I” Johnson

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LargeUp Premiere: Serani’s “In My Arms” Video

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When you talk about dancehall from the last 10 years, you have to mention Serani. As the leader of the production crew Daseca, he helped launch Mavado’s career, soundtracking early Gully Gad anthems like “Real McKoy,” as well as big hits by Sean Paul (“We Be Burnin”) and Tony Matterhorn (“Dutty Wine”). Stepping out as an artist a few years later, he struck big with 2009’s “No Games.” One of dancehall’s last truly massive crossover hits, it’s one of those tunes that mus’ play anytime a hip-hop or big-room club DJ plunges into dancehall.

Things have been quiet for Serani in the last few years–or so it might seem.

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AUDIO + VIDEO: Mike Lawry’s Island Hop Mini-Movie

Words by Kaya.lah

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“Black America/I pledge allegiance, to the flag/Take off the hats, do I stand a chance/Should a n***a dance, or ride in the streets/Ok I get it, we just trynna eat…So we dancin’…”

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Empresses + Queens: Etana Speaks on Being a Woman in Reggae

Words by Etana/Photos by Martei Korley

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Green Screen: Jah9 Toasts To Fresh Food In Her “Avocado” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Last year’s “Steamers a Bubble” was a big tune for singer Janine “Jah9″ Cunningham, and one of our favorite female-sung ganja anthems since Rita Marley’s “One Draw.” For her latest single,  “Avocado,” the Falmouth, Jamaica native turns her attention to a different sort of green. An avocado might seem like an odd object to serenade, but the track, produced by Rory Gilligan of Stone Love, is the latest in a long line of reggae songs celebrating healthy eating (see Chronixx’s “Spirulina” for another recent example).

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