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Posts tagged: Guyanese
Words by Jesse Serwer—
Prince Paul is known for his work with De La Soul, Gravediggaz, 3rd Bass and Handsome Boy Modeling School but the veteran hip-hop producer is no stranger to Caribbean music, either—or at least parodies of it. As highlighted in our recent rundown of Toppa Top fake reggae tunes, 2005′s ItsTrumental boasted a hilarious faux dancehall tune about a Boston creme donut (“Boston Top”). Baby Elephant, Paul and Don Newkirk’s project with P-Funk’s Bernie Worrell, featured Yellowman on the tongue-in-cheek “Cool Runnings,” from their lone LP.
Words by Emily Shapiro—
Last year, our friend, the fabulous Anya Ayoung-Chee, repped hard for her country, Trinidad and Tobago, on Project Runway, even naming her final collection, “Tobago Love.” Not only did she win the competition but she was voted the fan favorite.
Words by Ras Kwame—
Ras Kwame is a legend in Britain’s black music scene, one of the original DJs for BBC1Xtra and a pioneer when it comes to the blending of reggae and dancehall with garage and other U.K. dance sounds. These days he can be found pioneering the new sound called Electro Bashy, as one half of Orange Hill Productions. Look out for our interview with Kwame and his partner in crime Jnr. Tubby on LargeUp tomorrow.
Words and Photographs by Matt Goias—
We never know what to call our friend Matt Goias. The guy does a little bit of everything. While we already know him as a branding expert, fashion consultant, producer, ex-DJ, Twitter provocateur and writer, it also turns out that he is nice with a camera, too. When we found out Matt was down in Miami for that city’s increasingly noteworthy Carnival, we had him share some of the photos he took on the road and inside the main event, as well as a play-by-play rundown of the festivities.
Words by Kaci Hamilton
It took me about three weeks to pin down Dean Singh for an interview. The fashion world has never been a dormant one, and with me trying to sit him down on the eve of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I was actually impressed that we found the time. Drenched (we met amidst a thunderstorm) and with about 15 minutes to spare, I sat with Dean to hear all about his trajectory into the all-white cocoon of luxury and craftsmanship that is the Tykoon Brand Holdings showroom. I caught him heading for a much-needed cigarette break, and as soon as we hit the flooding streets, I saw how Dean had gotten to where he was, as this growing company’s brand manager. His easy swagger belied the organized chaos I knew was his world. On the street, he was like the mayor, shaking hands and holding babies, doling out the ubiquitous “Hey” and “What up” and cracking jokes. With three very distinct and varied brands to manage under the Tykoon umbrella, all of which run with the big dogs in their respective fashion niches, he had managed to make it look easy.