Nov 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Damian Marley

LargeUp Premiere: Jo Mersa’s “Comfortable” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Jo Mersa Comfortable Video

“Comfortable” is one of two tunes from Jo Mersa, eldest son of Stephen Marley, on the just-released Ghetto Youths International compilation, Set Up Shop, Volume 1. And, like Mersa’s first single “Bad So,” it’s something a break from the family tradition of cultural reggae: young Jo has a very modern dancehall sound geared towards the ladies and the club.

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Audio: Stream “Treat You Right” From Ziggy’s Son, Daniel Marley

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Ghetto Youths International’s Set Up Shop, Volume 1 is out today and, while the compilation features a whole heap of tracks from album producer Damian Marley, including the brand-new “Dem Neva Make It” and the not-so-new “Affairs of the Heart,” and a heavyweight collaboration from Stephen Marley, Buju and Akon, one of the tracks that’s got us pressing repeat comes from the next generation of Marley kids.

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Free Reggae: Marley’s Mellow Mood’s “Tune In Tuesdays” Series Presents Christopher Ellis

Words by LargeUp Crew—

Tune in Tuesdays Christopher Ellis

Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series, co-curated by LargeUp, dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link features a download of a new single from a different artist.

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Vintage Jamericana: Watch Christopher Ellis’ “Don’t Change Your Number” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer–

christopher ellis don't change your number

I don’t know about you but when I think of vintage, way-back-in-the-day Jamaica, an Alton Ellis tune is always what’s playing in the vision. Alton just had that voice that takes you back, even if you were never there. It’s only fitting that Ellis’ singer son, Christopher Ellis (though he doesn’t particularly sound like his old man) would take a page from his pops, bringing a classic feel to his music when the riddim calls for it.

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Roots, Rockstars, Reggae: Bob Marley Tribute at the Grammys

Words by Emily Shapiro

2013 Grammy Awards

Last week, Beyonce repped hard for Caribbean music when she hit the stage at the Super Bowl so we were hyped to hear that the Grammys would be following suit with a tribute to the one and only Bob Marley, who would have turned 68 last week (Here’s how we celebrated it). While we were thinking that reggae is having a serious and well-deserved moment in popular culture, the tribute featuring Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, Ziggy and Damian Marley fell a little short of expectations.

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You Rate It: Tarrus Riley x Anuhea, “Only Man In The World”

Words by Skyla Stover, Photo by Martei Korley—

Tarrus Riley World Creole Festival

The well respected and most talented Tarrus Riley has always put out reggae hits that everyone enjoys, always having strong roots in his culture and working with fellow reggae artists. This time Tarrus Riley has teamed up with someone outside of the reggae world, Anuhea, a singer/songwriter from Hawaii whose musical background is more folk rock than roots reggae. Tarrus and Anuhea’s collaboration “Only Man In The World” is the first single from Dub Rockers, a new label under VP Records.

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