Apr 17, 2014
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Posts tagged: Bashment

Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2013

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Damien “LoOkYah” Baddy

Busy Signal Bumaye Video Shoot

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Toppa Top 10: The Baddest Mixtapes of 2013

Words by Deejay Theory —

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You Rate It: Busta Rhymes’ “Twerk It”

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In his review of Snoop Lion’s reggae reinvention Reincarnated for the New York Times, writer Jon Caramanica noted “Busta Rhymes runs circles around Snoop on the bonus track ‘Remedy’ — his would be a reggae album worth hearing.” We couldn’t agree more. We’ve always rated Busta for his unique way of bringing dancehall flavor to hip-hop. Check our Busta’s Biggest Bashment Tunes Toppa Top 10 list for some classic examples, to see what we mean.

Still, everything about Busta’s patois-inflected new single “Twerk It” produced by Pharrell took us for a loop. For one thing, it’s called “Twerk It.” (Initial reaction: Busta is doing a twerk song? No, Busta, no.) Who’d guess based off that info that the now YMCMB-signed Busta would rap the whole thing in a Jamaican accent, dipping into patois while a rude gyal begins the whole thing talking about Yuh dun no, this time when we come in we come fi flatline everything inna dis bumboclaat til clash done!!!!!! 

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Mixtape Mondays: Murlo, DJ Sabo, DJ Satelite

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Spring has officially sprung and we’re ready to greet the warmer, longer days with a healthy selection of tropical mixtape heat. Digging into some deeper, darker and ultramodern territory this week, we travel the globe once again to round up that new song, artist, deejay or genre to spice up your week. Go in below.

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LargeUp Premiere: French Montana x Nicki Minaj, “Freaks (Mr. Vegas Remix)”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Nicki Minaj Mr. Vegas

Team Mr. Vegas just hit us off with a double dose of remixes featuring the dancehall star on the hip-hop-meets-bashment banger of the moment, the Doug E. Fresh/Lil Vicious-inspired “Freaks” by French Montana featuring Nicki Minaj. There’s two versions here: a Vegas, Montana and Nicki version and a strictly Vegas thing for the danchehall. Vegas, fresh off an appearance at Miami’s Calle Ocho Festival, is the crossover artist of the moment, with “Party Tun Up” beginning to follow the path of “Bruk It Down” onto hip-hop clubs and radio. Let’s see if he can keep the momentum going with this one…

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LargeUp Premiere: Toddla T vs. David Heartbreak feat. Mr. Lexx, “Pum Pum”

Words by DJ Theory —


Bashment mechanics Toddla T and David Heartbreak meet bedroom specialist Mr Lexx to give us some insight on what it means to be a modern-day gallis on their new tune titled, you guessed it.. Pum Pum. Taking authentic dancehall to the electronic stage can be a little tricky, but each of these dudes know the deal with crossover territory and have been pushing the boundaries with major releases and collaborations in their respective corners. For this new double dose of versions from Toddla’s Girls Music imprint, you get a taste of raw dancehall vibes inna moombahton fashion. The artist formerly known as Lexxus is in vintage form, riding the signature 108bpm riddim with his distinctive flow, and a couple nods to hip-hop.

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