Serious business this week at #MixtapeMondays with dubplate pressure, dancehall comedy, ruffneck lyrics and throwback heat all rolled up in one big-head spliff a badness
The reggae ambassador has appeared on records by artists from Wu-Tang to the Soup Dragons. Here's some of our favorite JR cameos.
DJ Treats revisits the meaning of Born Jamericans' "Gotta Get Mine" (featuring Shinehead and Mad Lion) through the lens of U.S. Independence Day, July 4.
Kardinal Offishall's Island Boy Cartel crew drops a new tune featuring U.K. (via St Kitts) rapper Lady Leshurr and Anything ILL of the US Virgin Islands' Planet VI.
Gappy Ranks and P-Money follow up their hip-hop/dancehall banger "Baddest" with an EP of trunk-rattling anthems fusing their distinctive styles.
Parent Trap is Toronto's newest, Jamaican-inflected musical export—listen to the premiere of the first single, "Bad Up," on LargeUp.
Revisit the Jamaica-set video for the 2004 collaboration between Wayne Wonder, CNN and Mr. Lexx, from the reggae-meets-hip-hop compilation, Def Jamaica
Words by Natalie Weiner— L.A.-based group The Red, Gold & Green Machine describe themselves as "Native Tongues meets Parliament-Funkadelic at a neighborhood party in Jamaica," which could go down in ... Read More...
Words by Natalie Weiner, Photo by Charlie Rubin— Remember Jah Banks Jah Makin Music mixtape, which we premiered back in February? We loved the whole thing, but definite standout was the "Battle For Middle Yo... Read More...
Words by Natalie Weiner— DJ Prince is getting ready to drop his debut LP Test My Sound on May 13th — to celebrate, he's giving us an exclusive preview, with the track "Shottas" featuring Brooklyn hip-hop... Read More...