Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Ghetto Youths International

LargeUp TV: “Redemption Song” Aboard the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by Martei Korley

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Last week, LargeUp set sail from Miami to Jamaica aboard the inaugural Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, alongside Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley and about 3,000 of our “closest friends.” Along the way we stopped in MoBay and Ochi, picking up Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Jah Cure, Etana and Busy Signal, and witnessed performances from all of the above as well as epic dances spun by Stone Love, King Jammy’s, David Rodigan, Mighty Crown. And that’s just about half of it.

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VIDEO: Christopher Ellis’ “Roller Coaster”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Christopher Ellis is rocksteady royalty. But the son of the great Alton Ellis has been making a name for himself recently, with a soulful sound that sits somewhere between reggae and the retro R&B vibes of an Aloe Blacc. If you were at last year’s Okayplayer Holiday Jam you might have seen Chris jamming with the Roots on a cover of his pops’ classic “I’m Still in Love With You.”

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You Rate It: Wayne Marshall, Assassin + Damian Marley Connect On “Stupid Money”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Rick Ross, the master of using food as a metaphor for the trappings of success, would approve of how Wayne Marshall begins his verse on his trappings-of-success-themed “Stupid Money”: Cheddar cheddar, genuine leather/From bully beef to lobster bruschetta.

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VIDEO: Wayne Marshall’s “I Know”

Words by Kimberly Burgess—

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In his video for “I Know,” Wayne Marshall pushes the good guy we have all come to love aside–rude boy Marshall is so much more captivating! As he tells a rival, “you’re no threat to me,” stealing away with the man’s girl right in the same dance, it’s obvious that the singjay who built his career as dancehall’s soft-spoken, go-to crooner is stepping with new confidence since signing with the Marley Brothers’ Ghetto Youths International. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Sean “Young Pow” Diedrick produced this rocker, the first single off of TRU Colors, Marshall’s debut on the imprint and his sophomore album. TRU has a September release date.

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LargeUp Premiere: Stephen Marley + Busy Signal, “You and Me Attract”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Ahead of his upcoming third solo album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life (due out later this year), Stephen Marley recently dropped the single “Bongo Nyah” featuring Damian Marley and Spragga Benz on us, via an exclusive LargeUp premiere. And, now he’s got another high-profile collaboration in “You and Me Attract” with perennial LargeUp favorite, Busy Signal.

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TRU Music: Hear Wayne Marshall’s Jr. Gong-Produced Single, “I Know”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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If you didn’t know, Wayne Marshall is officially a part of the Marley family’s Ghetto Youths International family. Marshall’s single “Go Hard” appeared on the Ghetto Youths LP Set Up Shop, Vol. 1 earlier this year, and his new album TRU Colors is set to drop via the label later this summer. The deejay will also hit the road this summer with the Ghetto Youths crew which, besides him (that’s Wayne, second from right at the top), currently includes (clockwise from top left) Julian Marley, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis, Jo Mersa, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley.

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