Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaica

LargeUp TV: Wyclef Talks Sting, Dancehall + Dubplates

Words by Jesse Serwer:::Video Shot by Allison Swank:::Edited by Kieran Meadows

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If you’ve followed Wyclef since his start with the Fugees, you know ‘Clef isn’t just a fan of dancehall, he’s a proper student of the culture. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Refugee Camp Sound president for a wide-ranging conversation on all things dancehall and Jamaica, ahead of his upcoming appearance at the 30th anniversary edition of the world’s greatest dancehall show, Sting.

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Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Riddims of 2013


Words by DJ Shirkhan and DJ Autograph

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Beyond The Voice: 5 Tunes From Tessanne Chin


Words by Michellee Nelson~

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LargeUp x Okayplayer TV: Christopher Ellis x Mr. Vegas x The Roots

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We’re back with another memorable performance from the OkayPlayer Holiday Jam with The Roots. This time, Christopher Ellis, son of reggae crooner Alton Ellis (and an established singer in his own right), took the stage with Mr. Vegas and The Roots to perform the rocksteady favorite, “I’m Still in Love with You.” Depending on your age, you might be more familiar with the version that Sean Paul and Sasha re-popularized back in ’04 on SP’s album Dutty Rock, but the senior Ellis penned the original track back in 1967.

Watch Christopher Ellis and the West Indian massive of the The Roots groove to “I’m Still in Love with You” as Mr. Vegas joins in to mash it up with “Hot Gyal Today.” While your at it, check out the rest of the bashment segment of the Holiday Jam with Bunji Garlin, Addis Pablo of “Suns of Dub, and more from Mr. Vegas below.

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Pop Style: Steven Jackson

Interview by Tami Tsansai, Photos by Martei Korley—

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Welcome to LargeUp’s new street style feature, Pop Style. Every other Friday, we’ll be talking sartorial shop with the most impeccably dressed men and women of the Caribbean and the diaspora, from familiar faces to everyday people pon di corner. Along the way we intend to show the world what we’ve long held true—no one’s got style and swagger quite like the islands.

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LargeUp Premiere: Ding Dong’s “Syvah” Video Feat. Ricky Blaze

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Dancer-turned-deejay Ding Dong and producer/artist Ricky Blaze have been joined since the beginning of the careers. For both, their music debut came with “Bad Man Forward, Bad Man Pull Up,” the 2006 single Blaze produced for Ding Dong to showcase the latter’s dance of the same name.

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