Dennis-Brown

The Prophet Rides Again

Words by Martei Korley Remembering that the birthday of Dennis "Emmanuel" Brown, The Black Crown Prince of Reggae, falls in same week as that of Bob Marley, O.D.(Feb 1st and 6th respectively); it is only... Read More...

MK’s Daily Picture: Fastest Man Alive!

Photo: Martei Korley ย  Subject: Fastest Man Aliveย ย  Location: German Embassy, Kingston, JA Usain looks like he is long out the blocks, having been the celebrity presenter at the launch of the new BMW 7 ser... Read More...

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

Posted by Martei Korley The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is wrapping up its three days of revelry in Montego Bay tonight. Rather than actually focusing on strictly Jazz and Blues, the annual event incorpo... Read More...

Who is that drummer???

Words by Martei Korley His name is Kirk Bennett, but people just call him Kirk or Kirkledove. This crazy talented drummer is behind more riddims than we can mention in a small caption; so we decided to go all o... Read More...

Ifrika on the rise

Words by Martei Korley In a time where reggae and dancehall is often described as needing some ex-factor; it is interestingly enough often a return to the basics that provides it. Queen Ifrika has on her la... Read More...

Burning Spear “Man In the Hills”

Words: Martei Korley As a testament to majestic nature of Jamaica's mountains; Spear wrote his classic tune in 1976, immediately following his smash hit "Marcus Garvey". The hills(mountains) have always... Read More...

Nightfall in The Blue Mountains

Words and Images: Martei Korley Jamaica is an Island of contrasts. From shanties to opulence, crowded inner cities to โ€œcountryโ€. Country is the term Jamaicans use for most locations outside of Kingston. One goe... Read More...
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Ranking Trevor Sets the Record Straight

Words and Photos by Martei Korley LargeUp caught up with the DJ at Lincoln "Sugar" Minott's historic Black Roots/Youthman Promotions Studio at the top of Jungle. Famous for it's eclectic mix of artists, it s... Read More...