Jul 26, 2014
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Posts tagged: Montego Bay

Mek Mi Know: Get Familiar with Ryme Minista

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Among the names already announced for this year’s Reggae Sumfest, Ryme Minista might be the least familiar, especially to those from outside Jamaica. On the island, however, the deejay’s name is quickly gaining currency, starting in his home turf of Montego Bay, where he’s shored up a loyal local base not unlike his associate Tommy Lee Sparta a few years back.

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Tarrus Tun Up: “Singy Singy” Meets Chi Ching Ching On “Tun Up The Music”

Words by Natalie Weiner—Tarrus Riley Radio Lily 2

Tarrus Riley is going from one-drop to the drop in his latest release “Tun Up The Music,” an EDM-influenced track with Chi Ching Ching from Chimney Records. The track is something of a departure for Riley, best known for his mellow, lilting lover’s rock—just listen to his most recent rocksteady-throwback album Love Situation. For Chi Ching Ching—recent guest on our own LargeUp Sessions and a featured performer at tomorrow night’s bashment with Federation Sound—the club-ready sound is less surprising. Ching’s been on top of the EDM trend for a minute, most recently with his remix of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” (apparently he’s equally adept at turning up and down).

The video starts off with Riley playing hide-and-seek in the forest (with a pretty gyal, naturally), which quickly turns into a very fluorescent forest party. Check it out below, and tell us what you think in the comments. And if you’re in Miami, don’t miss Ching alongside Wayne Wonder, Cham and the rest of the crew.

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Real Big Man: Orlando Franklin Reps the Caribbean At Super Bowl XLVIII

Words by Natalie Weiner–

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This coming Sunday is all about the Super Bowl. During what essentially amounts to a national holiday in the US (and, to a lesser degree, Canada), people gather around the nearest television — beer and insanely unhealthy food in hand — to watch a bunch of enormous (and inexplicably graceful) men butt heads (literally). In the Caribbean, as with most of the rest of the world, however, football = soccer. As a result, players from the Caribbean are not often represented in the Super Bowl though their ranks are growing in the NFL. We even did a ranking of our favorites two years ago, when no less than four players with Caribbean roots appeared in the big game. In that one, there was even a scion of Jamaican reggae royalty.

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Toppa Top 10: Top Ten Summertime Festivals


Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Nicolas LÊ

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You Rate It: Bobby Tenna’s “Me Mumma”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Hailing from Montego Bay, singjay Bobby Tenna recently dropped “Me Mumma,” a catchy culture tune on an infectious dancehall riddim of the same name, with Tenna dishing out messages and anecdotes gleaned from his great grandmother. Tenna and his Wilefiya Inc. have gone out and followed up with a full juggling riddim, with tunes from some of dancehall’s biggest names, including Lady Saw, Elephant Man and I-Octane.

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Toppa Top 10: Bunny Rugs Shares His Top Spots Backayard


Words by Bunny Rugs and Erin MacLeod—

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