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Words by Mikaila Brown, Photos by Jason Eric Hardwick for Brother Vellies—
“Everybody haffi ask weh mi get mi Clarks”
Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Craig Phang Sang—
The New York Times yesterday ran a story on the front page of its New York/Metro section about the phenomenon of dancehall party DVDs (specifically those depicting entire parties, unedited, from start to finish) and their popularity among expats abroad (and particularly in NYC). The story, by nightlife reporter Sarah Maslin Nir, would possibly have been more current about seven years ago, when the market for these videos was at their peak prior to the availability of such footage on YouTube, but it is an interesting read nonetheless. Read the full story here.
Words by DJ Prince—
New York’s DJ Prince recently caught our attention with Test My Sound, an upcoming, reggae-themed hip-hop album that taps into the underground rap selector/producer/MC’s West Indian roots. Read Prince’s reminiscence on one of his favorite hip-hop x reggae crossover joints, Bounty Killer’s “Hip-Hopera” (featuring The Fugees) below, and look out for Test My Sound, premiering on LargeUp soon.