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LargeUp Premiere: Gyptian, “Let You Go” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer— Gyptian is, arguably, reggae's reigning king of the gyal tune. "Serious Times" announced him as a culture artist a decade ago, but he's been singing to the ladies ever since, fro...
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The LargeUp Interview: A Q+A with Ricky Blaze

Words by Emily Shapiro, Photos by Martei Korley— At age 17, Ricky Blaze, produced Ding Dong's "Bad Man Forward, Bad Man Pull Up," a dancehall track that, eight years later, is still in rotation at cl...
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Irie FM: Gyptian Gets A Seat at NPR’s Tiny Desk

Words by Jesse Serwer In spite of the huge 2010 that Gyptian had across the Caribban disapora and at urban radio, mainstream media coverage of the phenomenon was quite thin.  So it was a pleasant surpri...
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Los Rakas “Abrazame” Official Video

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton The stereotype about latin dancehall (and I have probably been as guilty as anybody in perpetuating it) is that it all sounds the same--that Puerto Rico basically co-opted t...