OKP x LargeUp TV: Diplo, Walshy Fire + Jillionaire Get Mad + Talk Major Lazer

July 17, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Terrence Jenningsโ€”

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Amidst all the rappity rap and R&B madness at this summerโ€™s Roots Picnic, the electro-dancehall carnival known as Major Lazer turned what would come to be dubbed โ€œDiplo-tentโ€ into a rain-soaked rave of legend. Major Lazer being family (yuh dun no Jillionaire and Walshy Fire are LargeUp contributors), we linked with our Afro-wearing overlords at Okayplayer for a behind-the-scenes peek inside the madness that is Major Lazer, covering everything from Diploโ€™s Philly roots to the influence of Machel Montanoย and carnival culture on the crewโ€™s live attack. Watch the webisode below, head over to Okayplayer for more highlights from this yearโ€™s momentous (and two-day long) edition of the Roots picnic, and be sure to check our LargeUp TV episode with Diplo in Jamaica for more Philly-JA connectivity.