Sep 30, 2014
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Posts tagged: Cris Cab

Lift Off: Stream Cris Cab x Wyclef’s “She’s So Fly”

Words by Emily Shapiro—

The PUSH Artist of the Week, MTV’s initiative to highlight and support new talent in the music industry, recently put its spotlight on Cris Cab, but Large Up has been following the 19-year-old Miami artist for a while now. While Cab’s voice has an emo quality to it, his songs often have a pop reggae vibe not unlike that of his mentor and collaborator, Wyclef. Earlier this year, the pair collaborated on “Rihanna’s Gun,” a smooth response to “Man Down” also featuring Mavado that got our attention definitely took Cab out of any box we might have placed him in.

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Win Tix, Be Photographer For A Day At UCLA JazzReggae Fest

Words by LargeUp Crew—

LargeUp and Okayplayer are offering you the chance to win a free pair of tickets to the 26th annual edition of the legendary JazzReggae Fest at UCLA (No. 9 on our Toppa Top 10 list of best summertime festivals), taking place this coming Sunday May 27th and Monday May 28th. Don’t worry, it’s Memorial Day–school’s out. The line-up on Sunday, “Jam Day,” includes The Roots, Booker T. Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Thundercat, Selah Sue and Sonnymoon; Monday’s “Reggae Day” features Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Collie Buddz, Alison Hinds, Cris Cab, Don Carlos and the just-added Kes the Band. In other words, a whole lot of LargeUp TV webisode stars.

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Audio: Cris Cab x Melanie Fiona x Shaggy, “Turn You On”

Words by Jesse Serwer

The force really seems to be aligning behind 18-year-old reggae-pop protege Cris Cab. The Cuban kid from Miami dropped his Echo Boom mixtape today, featuring production from Wyclef (who’s executive producing Cab’s upcoming debut LP) and Pharrell Williams, and, unsurprisingly, it’s everywhere. We’d like to bring your attention to two tracks in particular that we’re jamming to the most—at least on first listen. The first being “Turn You On,” featuring two of our favorite Caribbean crossover acts in Shaggy and Melanie Fiona, and the other being “Put In Work,”—’cause any track that starts out with ‘Clef referencing Phil Collins just wins on GP. Download Echo Boom here, and listen to “Turn You On” and “Put In Work” below.

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Three Men Down: Cris Cab, Wyclef + Mavado Hit by “Rihanna’s Gun”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

We’ve been hearing about Miami’s Cris Cab for a minute but, after hearing “Rihanna’s Gun,” we get the sense we completely had him twisted. While there’s a definite Wyclef (specifically Wyclef channeling Bob Marley) vibe to his single “Good Girls,” we had him mostly pegged as a Starbucks-y John Mayer type. But “Rihanna’s Gun” (produced by ‘Clef and his brother, Sedeck Jean) is some badman business, with young Cris (seriously, we’re not sure he’s even graduated high school) holding his own next to the MFin’ Gully Gad, Mavado, as he responds to Rihanna’s “Man Down.” As much as this song is about being humbled and wounded, CC turns the phrase “Rikers Island” like a hardened shotta. Count us officially intrigued by the possibilitie of his Echo Boom mixtape, featuring production from Pharrell and Supa Dups among others, out next Wednesday. Stream and DL “Rihanna’s Gun” below.

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