Toppa Top 10: Fake Reggae Songs

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton Not 'fake reggae' as in 'Matisyahu' or Eminem attempting patois but as in intentionally funny shit spoofing reggae music. Yes, for once, it is a joke thing: ... Read More...

Large Up Exclusive: Drake and Mavado!

words by Eddie STATS Houghton, photos by Alliance Entertainment The weather in NY is hotting up and it feels like we might be entering a new golden era of rap/reggae collabos. Mere seconds after Nikki Mi... Read More...

My Operator: Sylvan Morris Lays it Down

words by Eddie STATS Houghton, via Babylon Falling More great original fieldwork from Babylon Falling who tracked down legendary engineer Sylvan Morris for an in-depth interview and studio visit. Sylvan'... Read More...

Rockers Hall of Fame: Jimmy Cliff

words by Eddie STATS Houghton Just  a week or two short of his 62nd born-day, Jamaican music and film icon Jimmy Cliff was honored by the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame last month, welcomed aboard by super-fa... Read More...

Mos Dub: the Name Says it All

words by Eddie STATS Houghton How often do 2 syllables speak such volumes? This is exactly what it sounds like, a concept mixtape layering Mos Def raps over slabs of classic rocksteady and rub a dub regg... Read More...

Old Time DJ: African Love on Goldshop

words by Eddie STATS Houghton As promised Gold Shop has dropped part two of their re-issue run of 45s on seminal NY dancehall labels with new 45s originally released on both African Love and Witty's. We'... Read More...