Nov 25, 2014
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Posts tagged: Rick Ross

Three the Hard Way: Stephen Marley x Sizzla x Capleton – “Rock Stone”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Fresh off his appearance at LargeUp’s Winter Music Massive party Saturday night, Stephen Marley has issued the second leak from his upcoming album, Revelation Part 2: The Fruit Of Life. (Stream “Thorn or Rose” featuring The Roots’ Black Thought here).

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Heds & Dreds: Six Rap Tracks Featuring Sizzla

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Mavado’s appearance on Rick Ross’ latest, Mastermind, is hardly surprising. Now based primarily in Florida, the Gully Gad is signed to Ross affiliate DJ Khaled’s We The Best stable, a partnership that has already led to ‘Vado’s appearances on tracks by French Montana and Ace Hood. Sizzla’s appearance on the same tune, “Mafia Music III,” on the other hand, is a little more noteworthy. Kalonji, who’s been sampled on numerous rap tracks over the years, including “Crown” from Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, has collaborated with a small handful of rappers during his 20-year career, but it’s been a few years since we’ve heard this side of the firebrand singjay. Scroll through for a full list of his notable rap link-ups.

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You Rate It: Wayne Marshall, Assassin + Damian Marley Connect On “Stupid Money”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Rick Ross, the master of using food as a metaphor for the trappings of success, would approve of how Wayne Marshall begins his verse on his trappings-of-success-themed “Stupid Money”: Cheddar cheddar, genuine leather/From bully beef to lobster bruschetta.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Haitian MCs Besides Wyclef

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Tony Yayo, Top 10 Haitian Rappers

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Mixtape Mondays: Black Chiney, Sensi Movement, Massive B & Safari Sound

Words by DJ Theory and Eddie STATS Houghton

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Black Chiney, 10 Year Anniversary Mix: What can you really say about Black Chiney? Members Supa Dups, Walshy Fire, Bobby Chin and Willy Chin have been callin’ shots and murdering sounds for years and years with no tears. Ten years, specifically, and they’ve just launched a mix CD and tour to commemorate that fact. The silky r&b special intro (from Notch?) is so sick, moving directly into a plate of the hiphop reggae remixes that made them famous in the first place, including the Vybz Kartel remix of Eminem’s Supa Dups-produced “W.T.P“. The mix closes out with a grip of their classic live sets and a preview of their 10th Anniversary Tour, which starts May 14th in their homebase of Miami, then heads to Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Make plans accordingly and download the mix here, or stream at Soundcloud.

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Cockney & Yardie: Heatwave’s UK Update, March 2011

Words by Gabriel Heatwave

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First up this month is the tragic news that Smiley Culture, UK dancehall icon and a key inspiration for this column, has died, aged 48. In fact, we’re dedicating the whole of this month’s update to his memory and legacy. The circumstances surrounding his death are somewhat mysterious, with some debate over how his fatal stab wound was inflicted during a police raid on his home just outside London. An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission is underway and there have been calls for a full public inquiry into his death.

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