Jul 30, 2014
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Posts tagged: Junior Reid

Impressions: Chronixx, Junior Reid + Rice and Peas at Central Park SummerStage


Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by Sherwin Dyer

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AUDIO: Jah Vinci x Junior Reid, “Penitentiary”

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More than a half-decade after he came to the reggae world’s attention as a member of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire/Gaza crew, Jah Vinci has just released his debut LP Ghetto Born.

The dancehall/reggae singer has been on the scene since 2008, with tracks like “In My Life,” “Kill Dem Fast,” and “Money” showcasing his versatile vocal stylings. Now, he’s collaborating with artists like Beenie Man and none other than Junior Reid, who is currently in New York getting ready to perform at the first ever LargeUp SummerStage concert in Central Park this Saturday. Jah Vinci is far from the only artist to have been blessed with a cameo from Reid, however. Mr. One Blood’s 30 year career has been punctuated by appearances on dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop tracks of all stripes—check out some of the best here. “Penitentiary,” Jah Vinci and Reid’s duet, is a conscious treatise on the problems with the prison system over an EDM-inflected reggae beat—listen below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

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Dread and Television: Watch Chronixx Perform “Here Comes Trouble” on The Tonight Show

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jimmy Fallon was truly, genuinely excited to have Chronixx as his guest on last night’s Tonight Show. So much so that he was talking about it days earlier, singing “Here Comes Trouble” on last Thursday’s show, asking Roots keyboardist and yardie James Poyser if he was up on the singer (C’mon James!)

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Breaking News: Chronixx To Appear on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Jamaica’s newest music hero Chronixx is having another big year, and Tuesday July 22 he’ll add another notch to his red, gold and green belt when he makes his U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The “Here Comes Trouble” singer will be the first reggae artist to appear on The Tonight Show since Fallon (and the Roots) took over the late-night institution from Jay Leno in February. He’ll be backed live by his band, Zincfence Redemption. Chronixx and Zincfence’s appearance comes just days ahead of their highest-profile U.S. concert appearance to date, as the headliner for LargeUp’s inaugural Central Park SummerStage concert presented with OkayplayerFederation Sound and Rice & Peas on July 26.

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Toppa Top 10: Junior Reid’s Best Cameos


Words by Jesse Serwer—

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EVENT: Chronixx + Junior Reid at Central Park SummerStage

Words by LargeUp Crew

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LargeUp has teamed with OkayplayerFederation Sound and Rice & Peas to bring Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption, along with Junior Reid, to Central Park Summerstage in NYC on July 26th. The show, which is absolutely free, takes place from 3-7 p.m. at Rumsey Playfieled near 72nd Street and 5th Ave, and celebrates the 15th anniversary of both Okayplayer and Federation. We don’t need to remind you of the impact that Chronixx has had on reggae music over the last few years, or do we? In any case, this event is going to be huge!

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