Aug 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Salaam Remi

Watch The Nuh Fraid Riddim Video Medley Feat. Mr Vegas

Words by Saxon Baird—

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Four years since it originally appeared as “Duppy Nuh Frighten Vampire” on Spragga Benz‘s Shotta Culture LP, the throwback sound of producer Jah Snowcone‘s Nuh Fraid riddim has found forwards and a new life recently, with a new round of tunes.

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LargeUp Premiere: The Red, Gold & Green Machine — “The Look Of Love”

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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L.A.-based group The Red, Gold & Green Machine describe themselves as “Native Tongues meets Parliament-Funkadelic at a neighborhood party in Jamaica,” which could go down in history as one of the greatest self-described sounds ever. Fortunately, they live up to the hype with their new single “The Look Of Love,” a reggae/hip-hop/R&B groove with some Salaam Remi-esque soulful production from Selecta Kram. Featuring LA underground rap staple Dr. Oop alongside singer Tonye “Magic T” Aganaba, the single is the first release off of the group’s upcoming album Planet Africa, out June 9.

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Now Things: An Interview with Liam Bailey


Words by Kieran K. Meadows, Photos by Kevin Ornelas—

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Toppa Top 14: LargeUp’s Guide to South by Southwest 2014


Words by Kieran Meadows, Natalie Weiner and Jesse Serwer—

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Badda Don Dada: Ward 21 Channel Super Cat on “Mic Magician”

Words by DJ Autograph
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I might be a Jamaican but my introduction to Ward 21’s “Mic Magician” is a fortunate and direct result of my current effort to learn Swedish. I was listening to Safari Sound’s show on Swedish National Radio Friday, when I was blown away by the Super Cat sample-driven “Mic Magician,” featuring Marcy Chin and Deewunn, the newest members of Ward 21′s extended Badda Badda Gang family. The song’s use of “Under Pressure” is easily the best use of a Super Cat sample this side of Nas’ Salaam Remi-produced “The Don.”

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Throwback Thursdays: Marky Mark + Prince Ital Joe Chant Down “Babylon”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Credibility in hip-hop didn’t always come as easy as it does now. Just ask Vanilla Ice. A pre-Hollywood Mark Wahlberg, then known as Marky Mark, was no exception—even though the native of Boston’s hard-knock Dorchester neighborhood entered the business with a rap sheet (which included attempted murder) as extensive and horrible as any of his day’s gulliest gangster rappers.

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