Sep 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Marley

Roots, Rockstars, Reggae: Bob Marley Tribute at the Grammys

Words by Emily Shapiro

2013 Grammy Awards

Last week, Beyonce repped hard for Caribbean music when she hit the stage at the Super Bowl so we were hyped to hear that the Grammys would be following suit with a tribute to the one and only Bob Marley, who would have turned 68 last week (Here’s how we celebrated it). While we were thinking that reggae is having a serious and well-deserved moment in popular culture, the tribute featuring Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, Ziggy and Damian Marley fell a little short of expectations.

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Mixtape Mondays: Jasmine Solano x MeLo-X, Yaadcore, Pusha T

Words by DJ Theory —

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We’re back with your morning-after-the-Super-Bowl edition of Mixtape Mondays on deck. We know Beyonce’s dancehall-infused halftime performance last night has you in a Caribbean frame of mind, so we’re covering all of the bases with roots, rap, dancehall and electro-bashment business. Your Monday soundtrack should be looking a whole lot better right now. And look for our new LargeUp mix series launching this Friday with a mix from Jillionaire. Boom.

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Fashion Fridays: Marley’s 1Love Foundation’s New T-shirt for Charity

Words by Emily Shapiro

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The Marley family has always kept busy in a variety of ventures including fashion and non-profit work. Now, they are combining the two to do some more good for children in the US and abroad. Their foundation 1Love has collaborated with Made for Good, an online store that sells socially conscious clothing lines, and Save the Children to create a line of t-shirts. Profits from the sales of the shirts, which are decorated with 1Love’s mission statement, “Youth, Planet, Peace”, will be used by Save the Children’s “Literacy Boost” initiative to create and stock libraries and train teachers and volunteers in literacy education.

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Messages for Marley: Ireland Honors the Legend

Words by Emily Shapiro–

The April 20 premiere of Marley, the documentary of Bob Marley’s life, was a highly anticipated event for reggae enthusiasts and music lovers worldwide, one we celebrated by interviewing director Kevin MacDonald. Universal Music Ireland took a different tack, unveiling a large canvas of Bob Marley in a Dublin record store and inviting fans to write a message to Bob’s family explaining what his music meant to them. The label collected over 700 touching messages, written around a drawing of Marley’s face to form his iconic locks. The piece was sent to his family as a token of appreciation and this time-lapse video was created to document the event. It was a beautiful gesture—Large Up Universal Music Ireland!

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LargeUp Interview: “Marley” Director Kevin MacDonald

Words by Jesse Serwer—

After years in the making, the documentary Marley hits theaters—and Facebook (where its making history as the first movie to screen on the site the same day as its release)—today. We caught the movie at its U.S. premiere in Miami last week, and it is an impressive document, rich in facts, perspectives and unseen footage new to even Bob Marley’s biggest fans—and the artist’s own family. We recently spoke with director Kevin MacDonald.

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