Apr 18, 2014
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Posts tagged: Spragga Benz

Vintage Vibes: Mr.Vegas + Joe Lickshot’s “Real Don”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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It seems like everyone in reggae and dancehall is going back to basics. You could say Mr. Vegas helped kick off this trend back in early 2012 when he released Sweet Jamaica, an album inspired by vintage rocksteady and Jamaican festival tunes. Vegas of course went right back to the future, embracing uptempo EDM-influenced dancehall on subsequent hits “Party Tun Up” and “Give It To Har,” but he’s set his watch back once again with “Real Don.”

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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 10: The Best Dancehall Riddims of 2013


Words by DJ Shirkhan and DJ Autograph

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LargeUp Premiere: Stephen Marley feat. Spragga Benz and Damian Marley, “Bongo Nyah”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Sure, we love our culture tunes and badman tunes but, as any sound man (or gyal) knows, the most lighter-worthy, forward-inducing reggae/dancehall tunes are those that blur the lines between—and transcend— these two categories. A Bongo nyah is an age-old term describing a Rasta man who is also a gangster man, so you know with any song that uses it, you’re getting a little bit of both and, most likely, a big, big chune.

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Throwback Thursdays: Spragga Benz, “A1 Lover”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Today is the 44th birthday of one Spragga Benz. It’s also the 20th anniversary of Spragga’s career in the music business (We’ve seen records by him credited to earlier years, but 1993 was the year Spragga really broke out with tunes like “Mark Death” on the Answer riddim). It’s also Throwback Thursday— so who better to spotlight than one of dancehall’s most underrated and versatile deejays?

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Impressions: Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash 2013


Words by Kieran K. Meadows, Photos by Kevin Ornelas

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