Sep 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Tuff Gong

LargeUp Premiere: Jahdan x Kabaka Pyramid — “For The Children”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Over a career spanning 20 years, Jahdan Blakkamoore has collaborated with Smif N Wessun, Branford Marsalis, Major Lazer and, most recently, Snoop, on whose Reincarnated he was a key collaborator. On his latest offering, the Brooklyn-via-Guyana singjay teams with Kabaka Pyramid, one of the rising stars of Jamaica’s reggae revival, for an inspirational track aimed at uplifting the youth.

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CONTEST: Record at Tuff Gong with Stephen Marley

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Play reggae and looking for your big break? Marley’s Mellow Mood and the Marley family are launching a national search to find “the next great artist or band in the tradition of Bob Marley.” Prizes for the Marley’s Music Uprising contest include opportunities to perform on the Sierra Nevada, Electric Forest and Gathering of the Vibes music festivals this summer, and a grand-prize studio session at Tuff Gong Studio with Stephen Marley.

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PHOTO GALLERY: LargeUp on Instagram


Words and Photos by LargeUp Crew—

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Video: Watch Snoop Lion’s “La La La”

Words by DJ Gravy—

As you’ve probably heard, hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg recently took his career in a radical new direction, inspired by reggae, Bob Marley and the message of Rastafari. Snoop spent some time in Jamaica last winter to work on his debut reggae album, holding a press conference at Manhattan’s Miss Lily’s (where the pics in this post were shot) to announce his transformation from rapper to reggae artist and trading his canine status in for his new feline moniker,  Snoop Lion.

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You Rate It: Gyptian Covers Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”

Words by Sherman Escoffery—

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Reggae crooner Gyptian was selected to rep Jamaica as one of four international artists in the MTV Iggy/Chevy Spark “Cover the World” campaign. The cover song selected for Gyptian was Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and it flows perfectly with his upcoming album titled SLR, which stands for Sex Love and Reggae.

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Fashion Fridays: Bob Marley Shop

Words by LargeUp Crew—

Marley merchandise is a big, hundred-millions-dollar-a-year business and, for years, the music legend’s family/estate was seeing very little of that, while bootlegging ran rampant. Recently, however, the family has begun taking this aspect of the late legend’s legacy back into their hands.

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