Aug 21, 2014
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AUDIO: Stream Iba MaHr’s “Glory to the King”

Words by Saxon Baird
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Still riding the wave of success from his excellent single “Diamond Sox”, Iba MaHr is back with another roots-heavy summer scorcher sure to find forwards at a bashment near you.

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LargeUp Premiere: Stream Martei Korley’s “Kingston Konfidential” EP

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If you’ve followed reggae music for the last 15 years, you’ve seen the work of Martei Korley. As a photographer, he has snapped cover images for albums by Beres Hammond, Busy Signal and I-Wayne, to name a few, as well as countless editorial features for magazines including As LargeUp’s co-founder, creative director and chief photographer, he’s also responsible for the look of this site, taking many of the memorable images that have distinguished us as the web’s top destination for Caribbean music and culture.

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Breaking News: Chronixx To Appear on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Jamaica’s newest music hero Chronixx is having another big year, and Tuesday July 22 he’ll add another notch to his red, gold and green belt when he makes his U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The “Here Comes Trouble” singer will be the first reggae artist to appear on The Tonight Show since Fallon (and the Roots) took over the late-night institution from Jay Leno in February. He’ll be backed live by his band, Zincfence Redemption. Chronixx and Zincfence’s appearance comes just days ahead of their highest-profile U.S. concert appearance to date, as the headliner for LargeUp’s inaugural Central Park SummerStage concert presented with OkayplayerFederation Sound and Rice & Peas on July 26.

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A$AP Soca: A$AP Ferg Links Bunji Garlin For “Truck On D Road”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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It looks like Labor Day Weekend in NYC might just have its anthem for this year in place (and perhaps Caribana and Notting Hill, too).

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EVENT: Chronixx + Junior Reid at Central Park SummerStage

Words by LargeUp Crew

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LargeUp has teamed with OkayplayerFederation Sound and Rice & Peas to bring Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption, along with Junior Reid, to Central Park Summerstage in NYC on July 26th. The show, which is absolutely free, takes place from 3-7 p.m. at Rumsey Playfieled near 72nd Street and 5th Ave, and celebrates the 15th anniversary of both Okayplayer and Federation. We don’t need to remind you of the impact that Chronixx has had on reggae music over the last few years, or do we? In any case, this event is going to be huge!

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EVENT: Tifa + Corey Chase on the LargeUp Sessions (7/10)

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LargeUp is proud to announce that dancehall’s certified diva Tifa, as well as DJ Corey Chase, are joining us for this Thursday’s edition of the LargeUp Sessions radio show.

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