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Toppa Top 10: Jay-Z’s Most Jamaican Moments

Words by Jesse Serwer— Jay-Z is probably not a reggae fanatic. He's definitely never chased the Caribbean market with his music. In fact, he was more than a dozen years into his career before he...
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The LargeUp Interview: A Q+A with Ricky Blaze

Words by Emily Shapiro, Photos by Martei Korley— At age 17, Ricky Blaze, produced Ding Dong's "Bad Man Forward, Bad Man Pull Up," a dancehall track that, eight years later, is still in rotation at...
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Toppa Top 10: The Ten Best Caribbean Eats in NYC

Words by Jesse Serwer/LargeUp— This article appears in No Ice Cream Sound issue #4, which you can purchase here. No matter where you are in New York City, you’re not far from a great Caribbean...
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LargeUp Premiere: Red Fox’s “Soulja” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer— Red Fox is one of the pillars of dancehall music in New York City. Sure, he originally hails from St. Catherine, Jamaica and came to fame with the classic "Down in Jamaica"...