Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Angela Hunte

LargeUp Premiere: Zion I Kings’ Junction Riddim

Words by Jesse Serwer


We first got a taste of Zion I Kings’ Junction riddim via Jahdan Blakkamoore and Kabaka Pyramid’s “For The Children” single/video back in February. A few seasons later, Zion I Kings — which consists of Zion High Productions’ David Goldfine on bass, I Grade Records’ Laurent “Tippy” Alfred on keyboards and Lustre Kings Productions’ Andrew “Moon” Bain on guitar — have returned with a full riddim release with tracks voiced by Lutan Fyah, Johnny Osbourne, Angela Hunte with Ziggi Recado, Pressure Busspipe, Perfect Giddimani, Hempress Sativa, Bobby Hustle and Midnite. The riddim, which was recorded at Jamaica’s Tuff Gong studio with Style Scott of the Roots Radics on drums, blends a one-drop rhythm with traces of hip-hop, dub and dubstep.

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Mixtape Mondays: Angela Hunte, Tribe of Kings x Boom Steppa, Yaadcore

Words by Deejay Theory —

MM 31

Halloween is finally over after what seemed like a solid week this year… Back to life, back to reality with another slice of our weekly radio show featuring a gang of special guests, a large dancehall premiere from SoCal, and a deeply rooted tribute from Jamaica. Catch a fire below.

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Video “Vixen”: Watch Gyptian + Angela Hunte Get Hot and Heavy

Words by Natalie Weiner—


One thing is for sure: Gyptian knows how to get any party bumpin’. His 2010 hit “Hold You” was one of those (unfortunately rare) dancehall songs to cracked the Billboard Hot 100, inspiring NSFW dancing around the globe. Gyptian is trying to replicate the success of “Hold You” with his new album, Sex, Love, and Reggae, which was just released Tuesday. You’re probably beginning to sense a theme here —with song titles like “Majestic Love,” “Turn Me On,” and “G-Spot” (!) Gyptian isn’t shy about being a ladies’ man. As he told us last time he came by, “I am here to elevate the mind of the people but I love the ladies so much, man.”

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The LargeUp Sessions (10/31) with Angela Hunte, Paebak + Uwe Banton

Words by LargeUp Crew—


Who says LargeUp is just a Jamaican reggae ting? We’ve always made it a point to feature culture from across the Caribbean, the diaspora and behind. And our next episode of our RadioLily show The LargeUp Sessions is sure to be a great reflection of this diversity.

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Audio: Snoop Lion’s “Here Comes the King”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Snoop Here Comes the King

Snoop Lion is a cipher on “Here Comes the King,” the second single from the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg’s reggae album, Reincarnated. Similar to the project’s first release, “La La La,” the song serves more as a showcase for Major Lazer, Ariel Rechtshaid, and 6Blocc’s pop-, dancehall- and dubstep-straddling production and, in this case, the vocals of “Empire State 0f Mind” co-writer Angela Hunte (sounding an awful lot here like Jovi Rockwell on “La La La”), than as a canvas for  Snoop’s singing talents. In what is perhaps a testament to the production—or perhaps not—at points you almost forget that he’s there. Stream below.

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