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...
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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...
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Me Nuh Know No Screwface

Words by DJ Gravy While we're still surrounded by Halloween madness, (here in NY, that is) you remember the evil, possessed, fictional Jamaican drug dealing gang in cinema tough guy Steven Segal's "Mark... Read More...
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How to Build Riddims

Words & Photos: Martei Korley One way to ensure some heavy riddim for your buck is to call up some good musicians. Firehouse Crew comprises of exactly that. The members have played together for the last ... Read More...

Remembering Natasja

Photos by Martei Korley, Words by DJ Gravy and Martei Korley Throughout the 1980's, we saw the rise of Reggae music on an international level. More Jamaican artists than ever were touring and selling rec... Read More...