Oct 25, 2014
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Posts tagged: Buju Banton

Terror Fabulous Speaks: A Rare Interview with the Elusive ’90s Dancehall Star

Words by Sherman Escoffery, Photos by Martei Korley—

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LargeUp Interview: Super Beagle on “Dust A Sound Bwoy” + Kanye’s “Mercy”

Words by Sherman Escoffery, Photos by Martei Korley—

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Visual Culture: A Q+A with Atlantic Records Creative Director Greg Burke

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton:::Photos by Martei Korley:::Artwork by Greg Burke—

Jamaica-born, Long Island-raised Greg Burke has designed covers for some of the most notable albums of the last two decades, from Missy Elliott’s Supa Dupa Fly to Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3—and a whole slew of ’90s underground rap classics, too, like Group Home’s Livin’ Proof. Currently, Burke is the VP creative director at Atlantic Records, where he oversees design packages for LPs by everyone from T.I. to Jason Mraz. In this sitdown interview at Atlantic’s Manhattan office, he shares stories from his days designing for Island, Elektra and Tommy Boy Records in the ’90s (including the particularly amusing tales of his hiring by the latter’s Tom Silverman, and a never-released design for Buju Banton), the dying art of CD booklet illustration and collaborating creatively with T.I. and Jay-Z.

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Punany Art: Toorel Asher’s Pum Pum Sculpture

Words by Emily Shapiro, via Pree Jamaica

The Mutual Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica is currently running it’s annual “Art Fresh” exhibit, showcasing the works of self-trained local artists and recent art school graduates. Among the works featured this year is Toorel Asher’s “Pretty Pum Pum” (above), a giant ceramic vagina created as a retort to the “popular male perception of women as merely sexual objects,” and Cavel Johnson’s “The Entrapment of Buju” (below). The objective of the multimedia exhibition, which opened March 8th and runs through until April 7th, is to stimulate growth of Jamaica’s art community and inspire people to consider a career as an artist. Find out more about the show and Mutual Gallery here.

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Fashion Fridays: Nine Rulaz Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Japanese sound Mighty Crown‘s Nine Rulaz clothing line line isn’t just T-shirts, Nike collabs and fitted caps. The line’s Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook runs the gamut from pants and fedoras to wallets and AK47 necklaces. Notably they’re also paying tribute to dancehall’s jailed legends, Buju and Ninja this season, with tees depicting both. Check out some more looks below, see the full lookbook here, and buy here. Or maybe you need a a mini-movie to help you visualize it all?

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Reggae Make-Up Songs

Words by Jesse Serwer and Sherman Escoffery

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