Apr 18, 2014
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Posts tagged: Barrington Levy

Wha Gwaan: Listen to Afropop Worldwide’s NYC Reggae History Lesson

Words by Emily Shapiro—

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Afropop Worldwide, the long-running syndicated radio program and online magazine dedicated to highlighting the contributions of Africa and the African Diaspora to music and culture, yesterday ran an hour-long program about the history of Jamaican music in New York City.

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The LargeUp Sessions (9/19) with Barrington Levy

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Tonight’s guest on the LargeUp Sessions with DJ Gravy—6 to 8 p.m. EST on RadioLily.com—is none other than Barrington Levy. Must we really say any more?!? DJ G Brown will also be on the decks providing a guest set. But it’s all about Mr. Broader than Broadway himself, and his golden voice. To get you in the right vibes, here’s our Toppa Top 10 countdown on Barrington’s greatest tunes.

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Toppa Top 10: Kanye West’s Most Jamaican Moments


Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden and Jesse Serwer—

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tix, Be Photographer For A Day At UCLA JazzReggae Fest

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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LargeUp TV: The Toppa Top 20 Weed Anthems, Pt. 2 (Hosted by Carlton Livingston)

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo and Video by Jason Zucker—

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Sure, hip-hop has The Chronic, “I Got 5 On It,” and Meth and Red’s entire catalog, but when it comes to weed-smoking anthems, reggae is king. With literally tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of reggae weed anthems to choose from, we selected some of our favorites and tapped the artist behind one of ‘em, Carlton “100 Weight of Collie Weed” Livingston, to run down the best of the best. Earlier this week, we rolled out numbers 20-11 in our first video. With 4/20 upon us, here’s the Toppa Top 10.

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Heds and Dreds: Sterling Simms, Nas, Kanye + ’80s Dancehall Samples

Words by Jesse Serwer—

This week we’re reviving our long-dormant hip-hop x reggae column Heds and Dreds to discuss the growing trend of ’80s dancehall samples in rap songs.

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