Apr 19, 2014
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Posts tagged: Salaam Remi

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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Top Honors: Ini Kamoze

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Many know Ini Kamoze from “Here Comes the Hotstepper,” the massive reggae/hip-hop crossover single from 1994. Others may recognize his as the voice sampled by Damian Marley (“Out in the streets they call it merther!”) on “Welcome To Jamrock.” In 1984, when he released his first music for Chris Blackwell’s Island and Mango labels, Kamoze (real name Cecil Campbell) was considered by some to be the future of reggae.

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ALBUM STREAM: Salaam Remi’s “One: In The Chamber”

Words by Jesse Serwer—
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When it comes to contemporary music makers, there’s few people we rate higher than Salaam Remi. Last summer we spent time at the low-key superproducer’s Miami compound, where he spoke on his career highs and outlook on music, and gave us the play-by-play on 10 of his most classic productions, from Super Cat’s “Ghetto Red Hot (Remix)” to Nas’ “The Don.”

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