Jul 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: Shabba Ranks

Eddie Ranks: Eddie Murphy’s Top Five Caribbean Moments


Words by Jesse Serwer—

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AUDIO: A$AP Ferg’s “Shabba” Continues Hip-Hop’s ’90s Dancehall Obsession

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden—

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We were up real late last night when A$AP Ferg’s “Shabba” caught our ear (via NahRight), minutes after seeing the video for his “Work” remix on MTVJams. The Harlem native is emerging from A$AP Rocky’s shadow and killing it right now, and it didn’t take him long, either. He’s officially hit a stride between “Work,” stealing the show on A$AP MOB’s Lord$ Never Worry, and now “Shabba”. The latest in the wave of new hip-hop tracks referencing classic, ’90s-era dancehall, (see also Kanye’s recent Shabba shout-out), the A$AP Rocky-guested track sees Ferg likening his accessories game to the iconic dancehall star whose style is synonymous with swagger.

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Toppa Top 10: Kanye West’s Most Jamaican Moments


Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden and Jesse Serwer—

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Toppa Top 10: The Best ’90s Dancehall Videos (Selected By Jay Will)


Words by Jay Will

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LargeUp TV: Marcia Griffiths x Toppa Top 10 Reggae Love Duets

Words by Jesse Serwer, Video and Photo by Joel Ndunda—

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No one has more classic reggae duets than Marcia Griffiths. The queen of reggae and former member of Bob Marley’s I-Threes has made hits with everyone from Beres Hammond to Buju Banton to Bob Andy, many of which are collected on her newly released Marcia Griffiths and Friends double CD. When we found out Marcia was planning something special of her own for Valentine’s Day this year, we connected with Marcia to select 10 of our favorite reggae love duets—meaning songs performed together by male and female vocalists, on the topic of love—for a special Valentine’s Day Toppa Top 10 countdown. Watch the video countdown below, and catch Marcia’s Valentine’s Day performance, at Gingerbay in Hollywood, Florida, live on her website tonight.

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Throwback Thursdays: Jasmine Solano on Shabba Ranks’ “Love Punany Bad”

Words by Jasmine Solano—

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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve indulged in our usual Throwback Thursdays routine. Tomorrow night, Feb. 1, sees the return of LargeUp friends Jasmine Solano and Melo-X‘s long-running and much-loved NYC-based party, Electric Punanny, so had Jasmine weigh in on a certain punanny-loving classic from Shabba Ranks that’s sure to get rinsed on Friday night.

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