Apr 18, 2014
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AUDIO: Vybz Kartel x Federation Sound, “Portmore Scheme”


Words by Max Glazer— This is probably my single favorite thing I have ever had the pleasure of working on with Adidja Palmer, professionally known as Vybz Kartel. It’s not the most polished recording, in fact you will probably notice some digital distortion, but it certainly has the vibe. This may even be my all […] Read more

Mamacita!: Rvssian Goes Latin with Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel + J Capri


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley— Jamaica’s Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston keeps his studio in Kingston, but the dancehall producer (formerly known as Russian with a ‘u’) currently resides in Miami. It is fitting then that a Latin thread runs through his latest batch of productions. First up is “Mamacita,” a track on the […] Read more

Watch Jus Now, Bunji Garlin + Stylo G’s “Tun Up” Video


Words by Marcha M. Johnson British-Trini production duo Jus Now released the original version of their tune “Tun Up” during last year’s Trinidad Carnival season, as part of their debut EP, One Time. And now, amidst all the buzz surrounding their collaborations with Bunji for Carnival 2014, the “Truck on D Road” producers have gone […] Read more

LargeUp Premiere: Jasmine Solano x Melo-X, Electric Punanny Vol. 4


Words by LargeUp Crew— Just in time for South by Southwest, Winter Music Conference and, most importantly, springtime, Electric Punanny‘s Jasmine Solano and MeLo-X are back with their annual mixtape. Combining the best dancehall, soca and other gems from 2013 with some fresh new 2014 heat, Electric Punanny Vol. 4 drops right before Jasmine and […] Read more

Video: Anguilla’s Omari Banks Shares “Jahovah Message”


Words by Ravi Lloyd— LargeUp contributor Ravi Lloyd recently co-directed (along with Rocklyn Maynard) the new video for Anguillan cricketer-turned-reggae star Omari Banks, so we tapped him to introduce the newly launched clip. Omari Banks and his band Eleven teamed up with Anguillan hop hop emcee (and Omari’s cousin) Lateef Banx for “Jahovah Message,” a socially […] Read more

Boys of Summer: Documentary Spotlights Youth Baseball in Cuaraçao


Words by Natalie Weiner— It’s no secret that the Caribbean is home to some of baseball’s best talent. Players from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have long dominated in the major leagues, and more recently Curaçao and other Dutch Antilles islands like Aruba have started to gain international recognition for their outstanding players. But, […] Read more