Apr 25, 2014
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Posts tagged: Sly Dunbar

Righteous Excursion: Jesse Royal Meets Sly, Robbie and Chinna

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jesse Royal is one of the key figures bringing reggae into the future, but he’s working closely with some of the music’s past giants to get there. For “Little Did They Know,” a track on Living HeART, the exceptional new compilation LP celebrating 25 years of XTerminator Records and the life of its late founder Philip “Fattis” Burrell (buy here), Jesse teamed with three of reggae’s greatest musicians: Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and Earl “Chinna” Smith.

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LargeUp Premiere: Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Stand In Love”

Words by Jesse Serwer–
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Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with dancehall knows the name XTerminator. The record label and production house of the late Philip “Fattis” Burrell played a pivotal role in the careers of Capleton, Luciano, Beres Hammond and Buju Banton, and introduced the world to Sizzla.

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Visual Culture: The Photographs of Pogus Caesar


Words and Interview by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Pogus Caesar—
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AUDIO: Shaggy x Beres Hammond x Sly & Robbie “Fight This Feeling”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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As you may have heard, Shaggy has been in the studio working on a collaborative, back-to-reggae-basics LP with none other than the Riddim Twins, Sly and Robbie. We already were quite amped to hear what these legends were cooking up together—how could we not. But we didn’t imagine that the first leak would be something as massive as a collaboration with Jamaica’s favorite living singer, Beres Hammond, on the Sitting and Watching riddim made famous by Dennis Brown.

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Sparks Fly: OMI Sets Off “Fireworks”

Words by Tasha Brown—

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After Omar “OMI” Pasley released his smooth, do-right, do-good single “Cheerleader” last year, we warned you to be on the lookout for the Jamaican crooner in the coming months. We even put him at No. 2 on our Top 10 artists to watch this year.

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Toppa Top 8: Eight Reggae Albums By Non-Reggae Stars


Words by Jesse Serwer and Raine Martin—

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