Jul 29, 2014
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Posts tagged: patois

LargeUp Interview: Adam Mansbach + Crew Talk “Go de Rass to Sleep”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Adam Mansbach’s “bedtime book for parents who live in the real world” Go the F*** to Sleep has already been translated into more than 30 languages. Now, the New York Times and Amazon.com bestseller has become the first book ever to be translated into Jamaican patois (With the exception of the Bible, that is.)

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AUDIO: Major Lazer x Pharrell – “Aerosol Can”

Words by Natalie Weiner—
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It’s not like Pharrell really needs any extra heat right now — he’s had production credits on many of the most notable albums in the past year, adding to his already abundant collection of statues and plaques.

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Bumboclaat!: Rob Ford’s Drunken Patois Rant

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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West Indian culture is arguably more deeply embedded in Toronto than in any other farin city—even New York and London. What other place could have given us such patois-slanging yankees canucks as Drake and Snow?

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Bussa Move: Watch Busta Rhymes’ “Twerk It” Video with Nicki Minaj

Words by Jesse Serwer—
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To say we’ve been anticipating the arrival of Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj’s “Twerk It” video would be an understatement. Here’s a few reasons why:

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Biggie 101: The Notorious B.I.G. x Jamaica

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Exactly a year ago, we published one of our most ambitious and most popular Toppa Top 10 lists, highlighting the influence of Jamaican culture on the lyrics of the Notorious B.I.G, from lamb’s bread weed references to collaborations with JA singer Diana King and Super Cat. As we celebrate what would have been the iconic Brooklyn rapper’s 40th birthday today, on the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, we’re back in that state of mind. Check out some of our favorite yard-ified Biggie tunes below, or read the whole Toppa Top 10 here.

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Toppa Top 10: Hollywood’s Worst Fake Jamaican Accents


Words by Jesse Serwer, Eddie STATS Houghton and Bonjay—

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