Sep 19, 2014
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Posts tagged: Bob Marley

Toppa Top 10: The Simpsons’ Best Caribbean References


Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden/Illustration by Knotti Chris

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Ground Provisions: Ben & Jerry’s Bob Marley-Inspired Ice Cream

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Ben & Jerry’s is known for its Woodstock-inspired peace-and-love aesthetic, and ice cream flavors with goofy names occasionally inspired by peace-and-love minded musicians. (See the classic Cherry Garcia, and the more recent Phish Food). So it’s no surprise that the brand would introduce a flavor inspired by the music (or at least the concept) of Bob Marley.

After holding a contest to name the flavor, Ben & Jerry’s newest product (a tie-in with the 30th anniversary of Legend) has been dubbed Satisfy My Bowl, after “Satisfy My Soul,” the classic track from Marley’s 1978 album Kaya. Makes sense. What we’re a bit confused about is what the flavor—banana ice cream with caramel and cookie swirls and chocolate peace signs—has to do with Bob Marley or Jamaica. Sure, bananas grow in Jamaica, as they do across the Caribbean, but the fruit is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when anyone thinks Jamaica. (As far as we know, Marley’s ice cream preferences are undocumented, that is if he partook in the treat at all).

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Fashion Fridays: Jamaica’s Love Affair with the Mesh Marina


Words by Erin Hansen-McKnight, Photo by Martei Korley—

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Classic Songs with a Melodica


Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Toppa Top 10: Reggae’s Greatest Bassists

Words by Natalie Weiner and Martei Korley, Photo by Martei Korley—

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Toppa Top 10: Reggae’s Ten Greatest Drummers


Words by Kieran Meadows—

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