Apr 25, 2014
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Posts tagged: Junior Reid

EVENT: LargeUp + Federation Sound Present Chronixx + Junior Reid at Central Park Summerstage (7/26)

Words by LargeUp Crew— okayplayer-summerstage-2014

Here in New York, it’s almost summer—a.k.a. the season of free outdoor concerts all day, everyday. The granddaddy of them all is SummerStage, the series that turns Central Park (and other parks around the city) into a showcase for musicians and performing artists from around the world.

We’re excited to announce that, this summer, LargeUp is becoming a part of this venerable NYC tradition for the very first time. That’s right, we, along with Federation Sound (celebrating their 15th anniversary) are bringing dancehall and reggae—Chronixx and Zincfence RedemptionJunior Reid, and the Rice & Peas crew—to Central Park Summerstage on July 26, 100% free. The LargeUp show is one of a series of SummerStage shows commemorating Okayplayer’s own 15th anniversary, featuring a ton of great artists, including Guyana’s Blood Orange.

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Duppies and Vampires: A Haunted Reggae Top 10 For Halloween


Words by Eddie STATS Houghton and Jesse Serwer—

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AUDIO + VIDEO: Smif N Wessun x Junior Reid, “Solid Ground”

Words by Jesse Serwer, Illustration by Brian Finn

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If you’ve been reading LargeUp for a while— or if you came up on ’90s rap—you know about Brooklyn rap duo Smif N Wessun’s long history of dabbling in reggae and dancehall. When it comes to bringing authentic soundclash vibes into rap it doesn’t get much more classic than “Soundbwoy Bureill,” from ’94′s debut LP Dah Shinin‘. We’ve weighed in on that one a few times and, in fact, we kicked off our hip-hop x dancehall department Heds & Dreds back in 2011 by linking with Tek and Steele for an interview and a roundup of all their reggae-themed material.

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Visual Culture: The Photographs of Pogus Caesar


Words and Interview by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Pogus Caesar—
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Seen: Heavy D Remembered in Photos


Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Toppa Top 10: Busta Rhymes’ Biggest Bashment Tunes


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo via UpNorthTrips

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