Sep 15, 2014
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Posts tagged: L.A. Lewis

LargeUp TV: L.A. Lewis Drinks Through His Nose

Video by Martei Korley—

LA Lewis drinks water through his nose

Is L.A. Lewis a deejay? Is he a “conceptual artist”? It’s not exactly clear what Jamaica’s most baffling semi-celebrity does, or is, but whatever you call the self-professed “Jamaican Damien Hirst,” (check out his recent art show in Nottingham, England!) he certainly is entertaining. Take this for example: our cameras caught an immaculately attired Lewis accomplishing the unusual feat of drinking a glass of water through his nose at Barbican Football Field in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was announcing at a celebrity soccer match. Watch and, uh, enjoy:

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Dinner Theater: Sani Showbizz’s “Big Piece of Chicken”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Reggae lends itself to parody perhaps more than any other music, but there’s one man elevating the spoofing of it to new heights: Sani Showbizz. An ’80s-style skat chatter in the Eek-A-Mouse mold, Sani has previously given us the legend-making “I Know” (No. 4 on our Toppa Top 10 Fake Reggae Songs list) and starred in a hilarious sequence of webisodes with “Jamaican Damian Hirst” L.A. Lewis.

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LA’s Story: LA Lewis + Sani Showbizz Conquer the Conceptual Art World

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Jamaican deejay enigma LA Lewis recently re-emerged with a new website, a new sidekick manager in Prince Zimboo alter ego ’80s-style skat chatter/former Rolling Stones tourmate Sani Showbizz, and a new focus. He’s embracing the role of conceptual artist, becoming “Jamaica’s Damien Hirst,” we learn over a new video series documenting his evolution. “I been doing some research over the past few couple months,” he tells us while chiseling a sink fixture in one such clip, “and everything that LA Lewis have done, or touched, or have been said…is art!”

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