Sep 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Kingston

LargeUp Premiere: Pressure Busspipe’s “Show Love” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Pressure Busspipe had a massive day yesterday, starting things off with a live appearance on The Wendy Williams Show to launch the US Virgin Islands’ new ad campaign featuring his single “Virgin Islands Nice.” Next it was over to Miss Lily’s Variety for a killer live set on the LargeUp Sessions backed by I-Grade Dub. More on that soon, including photos and audio, so look out.

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Watch The Nuh Fraid Riddim Video Medley Feat. Mr Vegas

Words by Saxon Baird—

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Four years since it originally appeared as “Duppy Nuh Frighten Vampire” on Spragga Benz‘s Shotta Culture LP, the throwback sound of producer Jah Snowcone‘s Nuh Fraid riddim has found forwards and a new life recently, with a new round of tunes.

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Higher Level: Watch Kabaka Pyramid’s “Never Gonna Be a Slave” Video

Words by Saxon Baird—

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Kabaka Pyramid has dropped some spectacular new visuals for his tune “Never Gonna Be a Slave.” Directed by Norway’s Erik Christian King, the strikingly colorful video intersperses aerial shots of Kingston with clips of the roots artist dropping energetic verses on the streets and atop the iconic Office Centre Building, near the capital’s waterfront. Over the Cane River riddim from the prolific DJ Frass, the tune also spotlights the good things we’ve come to expect from the lyrically-gifted Pyramid, who chants down “Babylon” here with his silver-tongued flow.

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Righteous Excursion: Jesse Royal Meets Sly, Robbie and Chinna

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jesse Royal is one of the key figures bringing reggae into the future, but he’s working closely with some of the music’s past giants to get there. For “Little Did They Know,” a track on Living HeART, the exceptional new compilation LP celebrating 25 years of XTerminator Records and the life of its late founder Philip “Fattis” Burrell (buy here), Jesse teamed with three of reggae’s greatest musicians: Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and Earl “Chinna” Smith.

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Throwback Thursdays: Ten Classic Bob Marley Performances You Can Watch Online

Words by Jesse Serwer and Natalie Weiner—

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Ways To Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday

Words by LargeUp Crew— Bob-Marley-football-soccer Today would be the 69th Earthstrong of the Caribbean’s greatest musical ambassador, Bob Marley. As usual, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the occasion. Here’s a few top choices.

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