Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jabba

Wild Apache Rides Again: Watch Supercat’s Surprise Appearance at On Da Reggae Tip

Words by DJ Gravy, Photo by Johnny Nunez (Via Max Glazer’s Instagram)— Supercat-Max-Glazer-On-Da-Reggae-Tip

Every year as New York City gears up for Labor Day Weekend, Massive B’s Bobby Konders and Jabba along with the Tri State’s leading urban radio station Hot 97 throw a monstrous annual concert dubbed On Da Reggae Tip. The genre’s biggest artists perform for an always-enthusiastic audience, and Friday night’s edition was no exception. Reggae and dancehall giants Stephen and Damian Marley, Mavado (who brought out surprise guest Nicki Minaj), Cham, Mr Vegas, Konshens and many more performed.

But it was during Shaggy’s set that dancehall’s most elusive personality not only showed face—with some seriously long hair and beard— but dished out classics like “Vineyard Party” and “Ghetto Red Hot.” That’s right, the Don Dada, Original Wild Apache and Boss of all Bosses, Supercat, tore down Hammerstein Ballroom last night, and everyone who missed it can all cry together, or maybe hope that he returns to the stage more frequently as it’s been years since his last performance. Catch Hot 97’s footage from the scene below:

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VIDEO: The BET Awards Spotlights Classic Dancehall

Words by Jesse Serwer—


If you caught tonight’s BET Awards, or have checked in with Twitter or social media in the last few hours, you probably heard about the dancehall tribute featuring Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Beenie Man and Elephant Man. (Also Bobby Konders and Jabba!)

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Miami Vibes: Rolling Stone Spotlights Dancehall + Best of the Best

Words by Emily Shapiro, Photo by Alex Markow, via Rolling Stone

The annual Best of the Best concert during Urban Beach Weekend in Miami (or what’s known as Memorial Day Weekend to the rest of the United States) is  perhaps the only major U.S. festival where we see the stars of dancehall share equal billing with their hip-hop counterparts. While rappers like Meek Mill, Fabolous and Fat Joe topped this year’s bill, prime time was also reserved for I-Octane and Mavado, who recently signed to DJ Khaled’s label, We the Best, and LargeUp favorite Mr. Vegas closed the show, Shaggy, Serani, Chris Martin, Demarco, Marcia Griffiths, Admiral Bailey and other Jamaican artists also performed, while LargeUp friends Walshy Fire and Jabba were among the concert’s many hosts.

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Hey, Dude: Introducing The Ranch Entertainment x Rice and Peas 5th Anniversary

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Double the reasons to party, double the vibes. Has someone said that before? Welp, we’re saying it now. As New York’s famed Rice and Peas party celebrates its fifth anniversary in style at Santo’s Party House on Monday, June 4, newly launched record label The Ranch Entertainment will be celebrating its birth. Ranch artists Shaggy, Rayvon and Red Fox will take the stage while the Rice and Peas crew (Max Glazer, Micro Don, DJ Gravy, DJ Maya, Orijahnal Vibez) holds down the decks, and Massive B’s Jabba hosts. Oh, and the party will also be the set of a video shoot for Rayvon’s “Selecta,” so come looking proper.

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Mixtape Mondays: Black Chiney, Sensi Movement, Massive B & Safari Sound

Words by DJ Theory and Eddie STATS Houghton

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Black Chiney, 10 Year Anniversary Mix: What can you really say about Black Chiney? Members Supa Dups, Walshy Fire, Bobby Chin and Willy Chin have been callin’ shots and murdering sounds for years and years with no tears. Ten years, specifically, and they’ve just launched a mix CD and tour to commemorate that fact. The silky r&b special intro (from Notch?) is so sick, moving directly into a plate of the hiphop reggae remixes that made them famous in the first place, including the Vybz Kartel remix of Eminem’s Supa Dups-produced “W.T.P“. The mix closes out with a grip of their classic live sets and a preview of their 10th Anniversary Tour, which starts May 14th in their homebase of Miami, then heads to Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Make plans accordingly and download the mix here, or stream at Soundcloud.

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Now Things: Exclusive Interview with The Kid Daytona

Words and Interview by Jesse Serwer

The Kid Daytona is one of New York hiphop’s best kept secrets. The dapper Antiguan MC from the Bronx balances style and substance in a fashion that reminds us of Slick Rick and Q-Tip, outerborough MCs of Caribbean heritage. Over the last few years, the Cipha Sounds protege has cultivated a rep through conceptually tight mixtapes like A Tribe Called Fresh, wherein Daytona and friends rhymed exclusively over classic ACTQ beats; and The Daytona 500, a mini-mixtape whose beats were all constructed from samples of Bob James’ “Nautilus.” His latest effort, The Interlude, takes a similar tack, turning musical interludes from classic rap albums like Illmatic and Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s The Main Ingredient into fresh, full-length jams like “NYA” (with Aloe Blacc) and “Fly Lullaby.” (Choice line: Dread in the mesh shirt/Chefing roti with goat meat in the Bahamas) New Yorkers who’ve had their ears to the street, though, might recall ‘Tona from his hiphop flip of the late Bogle’s “All Dem Deh” (featuring Jabba of Hot 97/Massive B) from way back in 2006. LargeUp recently chatted him up about his Antiguan heritage, Bronx backyard bashments and the Caribbean’s influence on hiphop…

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