Oct 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Mykal Rose

Happy, 4/20: The Toppa Top 20 Reggae Weed Anthems

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Sure, hip-hop has The Chronic, “I Got 5 On It,” and Meth and Red’s entire catalog, but when it comes to weed-smoking anthems, reggae is king. With literally tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of reggae weed songs to choose from, we selected some of our favorites and tapped the artist behind one of ‘em, Carlton “100 Weight of Collie Weed” Livingston, to count down the best of the best. Watch parts one and two of our Toppa Top 20 Reggae Weed Anthems countdown below. And if you’re not all smoked out after that, check our Top 10 of reggae’s most slept-on weed anthems.

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Toppa Top 10: Top Ten Summertime Festivals


Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Nicolas LÊ

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AUDIO: Stream Mykal Rose’s “Dutty Road” + “Bloody Town”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Mykal Rose Showdown Inna Bloody Town

We’ve always got an open ear to lend new music from Mykal Rose. Anyone who tells you Rose isn’t one of reggae’s greatest vocalists is buggin’, and his voice hasn’t lost any of its power since his peak with Black Uhuru 30 years ago. Rose’s new LP, Show Down Inna Bloody Town, was recorded in California’s Bay Area, and along with the new surroundings have come some new sounds for Mr. Tutu Tweng, specifically splashes of Ethiopian jazz and Afrobeat.

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LargeUp TV: The Toppa Top 20 Weed Anthems for 4/20, Pt. 1 (Hosted by Carlton Livingston)

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos and Video by Jason Zucker—

Carlton Livingston

If you know your smokers’ anthems, you know Carlton Livingston. The St. Mary-born, Kingston-raised singer is responsible for one of reggae’s biggest weed tunes ever,  “100 Weight of Collie Weed.” And he’s got more where that came from: his “Trodding Through the Jungle” made an appearance on our Toppa Top 10 Slept-On Weed Anthems for 4/20 last year, too. After catching up with Carlton at last month’s Rice and Peas party, we brought him over to the The Kennel Recording Studio in Brooklyn to count down our Toppa Top 20 Weed Anthems for 4/20.

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Tweng Teng: Mykal Rose on Autotune, Black Uhuru and ‘The Cosby Show’

Words by Jesse Serwer, via Broward-Palm Beach New Times


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Mikey Dread: Easy Star All-Stars Unveil “Thrillah” LP + Luciano’s “Billie Jean” Cover

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Easy Star All-Stars, the musical crew behind the much-celebrated 2003 Pink Floyd reggae tribute Dub Side of the Moon and the Radiohead covers album Radiodread, have been building hype for their upcoming LP over the last few weeks by keeping it’s exact identity a secret, encouraging fans to pick which classic album they thought they were set to tackle. After checking possibilities like Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and U2’s The Joshua Tree off the list, today they’ve removed the curtain and unveiled Thrillah, a reggae tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller due out Aug. 28

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