Jul 28, 2014
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Posts tagged: Buju Banton

Special Techniques: Winston Riley’s Ten Most Essential Tunes


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by David Corio—

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Toppa Top 10: The Year’s Best Dancehall Singles


Words by Jesse Serwer, DJ Theory and Emily Shapiro

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Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Albums of 2011


Words by Jesse Serwer and Martei Korley

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Heds and Dreds: Remembering The Big Belly Gorgon, Heavy D


Words by Jesse Serwer

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Toppa Top 10: Supa Dups’ Top 10 Jamerican Collaborations


Selections by Supa Dups, Words by LargeUp

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Heds and Dreds: Annotated Tribe Called Quest for the Unseasoned Patois Interpeter

Words by Jesse Serwer

If you know your Jazz from your Rhime, you’re probably aware of Phife Dawg’s Caribbean roots. Sometimes thought to to be Jamaican due to his love for reggae and patois inflections, A Tribe Called Quest’s Five Foot Assassin is actually 100-percent Trinidadian. Lesser known is that Q-Tip, too, is of Caribbean heritage: his late father was from Montserrat. Catching the new Tribe documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life last week we were reminded of just how much patois, dancehall lyrics and general yard-isms the Quest MCs spiced their rhymes with. Michael Rapaport’s movie doesn’t delve into this aspect of Tribe’s background but it did have us pulling our Midnight Marauders, The Low End Theory and even The Love Movement LPs out of the crates, and even catching some references we’d never noticed before. Here’s a look at the 10 most yardwise (and Trini-wise) tunes in the Tribe catalog.

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