Nov 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Reggae

Old-School Medley: Watch Busy Signal’s “Money Flow/Greetings (Ribbidibi)” Video

Words by Deejay Theory

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Like the rest of the reggae/dancehall world (or so it seems), Busy Signal has been on a throwback kick, paying homage to past masters with tracks like the Shabba tribute “Bedroom Bully.” Busy always injects a fresh energy into everything he does, and it’s no different on his latest set of tunes, “Money Flow” and “Greetings (Ribbidibi), which channel the timeless energy of 80’s dancehall icons Half Pint, Super Cat and Eek-A-Mouse. Busy brings his signature flow to his interpretations of “Wa Do Dem” and “Greetings,” unleashing a combo that should be mashing up a dance near you anytime now, rrrrriiiitttteee???

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AUDIO: Stream Pressure Busspipe’s “Africa Redemption” LP

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Pressure Busspipe is currently enjoying a Renaissance. Less than six months after he unleashed his enthusiastically received I-Grade Records LP, The Sound, he’s back with a second 2014 LP. For this project, entitled Africa Redemption, the St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands-based singer headed back to Jamaica, where he recorded the classic single “Love & Affection,” among other tracks, for producer Don Corleon in the mid 2000s.

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Kingston 360: Watch Chronixx’s “Capture Land” Video

Words by Natalie Weiner
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We last heard from Chronixx in July, when he was bringing the reggae revival vibes to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and LargeUp’s own debut SummerStage concert in Central Park. After closing out the summer on the festival circuit Europe, he’s back in the Western Hemisphere with visuals for “Capture Land,” the third single off his Dread and Terrible EP. Appropriate for the anti-colonial anthem, the video shows the “capture land” of Kingston from all angles—from the scenic views looking down from the mountains to the neglected Downtown waterfront, all beautifully shot by Jerome D of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). The director, who also shot Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice” videos, manages to capture both Kingston’s grit and its visual appeal, as the ever-charismatic Chronixx leads us through the real Kingston. Check out the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Mixtape Mondays: So Shifty, A7 Remix, Blessed Coast

Words by Deejay Theory

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Dancehall, soca and every combination of remixes take center stage this week at #MixtapeMondays with big new mixes to coast you through the week ahead. Catch some newness below

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Toppa Top 10: The Simpsons’ Best Caribbean References


Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden/Illustration by Knotti Chris

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R.I.P: Rocksteady Pioneer Hopeton Lewis, 66

Words by Kieran Meadows

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Hopeton Lewis, the Jamaican singer who recorded one of the the earliest rocksteady songs in 1966’s “Take It Easy,” passed away Thursday evening at his home in Brooklyn, New York, at age 66.

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