Apr 20, 2014
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Posts tagged: Mims

Ital Snoop: Snoop Dogg’s Top 10 Jamaican Moments


Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Video: Mims feat. Jovi Rockwell, “The City”

Words by Jesse Serwer

Mims is pretty much known in the hip-hop world as a one-hit wonder thanks to his massive success with “This Is Why I’m Hot,” and relative radio silence since then. But the Washington Heights rapper has actually done quite a bit of dabbling in Caribbean music since then, featuring on a song with Barrington Levy (and Snoop) and chatting some patois on “Hold Yuh.” Much as when Junior Reid laid waste to the dancehall remix of “This is Why I’m Hot,” Mims’ latest track, “The City,” (download here) sees him shown up by another Jamaican, in Jovi Rockwell.

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Toppa Top 10: Pop Music Catches Reggae-itis 2000-2010

Words by Jason “J-Rockaz” Orford

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Reggaeitus–it’s contagious! In the last decade there has been a growing pattern of songs that included (or attempted to include) elements of reggae. A slice of reggae pie with your bubblegum, if you will. There have been horrible tracks that blended about as well as you would expect the flavors of rumcake and bubblegum to compliment each other. But still–we’ve been blessed with some cool tunes as well.

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Toppa Top 10: Rapper/Deejay Collabos

By Jesse Serwer

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With Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives set to drop on Tuesday, it only seems right at this moment to look back at all of the important reggae artist/rapper summits that have come before it. Here’s our picks for the cream of the cross-cultural crop.

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