Aug 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Brooklyn

You Rate It: Brooklyn Rap Great Chip Fu Hits Us With “Tear Gas”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Chip Fu, hip-hop heads over 30 may recall, was the featured MC in Fu-Schnickens, the Brooklyn trio known for lighthearted rap tunes like “La Schmoove” (with A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife) and “What’s Up Doc,” the MC debut of one Shaquille O’ Neal.

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No Ice Cream Tee: Johnny Osbourne Reps LargeUp

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Johnny Osbourne, Luciano and the man called Downbeat the Ruler, Tony Screw, stopped by the Sound Liberation Front‘s fourth and final Coney Island Reggae Beach Party of 2012 on Sunday. As it happened, Johnny was wearing his brand-new, LargeUp x RockersNYC Jamaica tee, as captured in this photo by Sound Liberation’s Quoc Fam. Cop your tee here. Large up yuhself, Johnny!

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Impressions: The Styles of NYC’s West Indian Parade


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Reid Van Renesse—

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Impressions: Ramajay Mas Band at Mas Camp and Carnival


Photos by Reid Van Renesse—

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LargeUp Interview: At the Instrument Zoo with Salaam Remi


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Daison Osbourne—

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Independent Film: Jamaica Doc “One People” Premieres in Kingston, NYC + London

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, a milestone being celebrated in various ways not just across Jamaica, but across all of the diaspora capitals, and around the world. One of the many events celebrating the milestone is the world premiere of One People, a public-sourced documentary (meaning regular people, as well as some professionals, were asked to film and submit their own footage in the spirit of inclusiveness) premised around the simple question (as asked to Jamaicans and “friends of Jamaica locally and oversea), “What does Jamaica mean to you?”

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