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Words by Jesse Serwer—
RDX’s “Jump” has been one of the biggest tunes in the Caribbean—and at bashments around the world—for months, and now it’s the basis for a top-notch refix (though “Crooklyn Clan-style party break record” would be a more accurate way to describe it) courtesy of The Heatwave.
Words by Jesse Serwer—
Here at LargeUp we try to carefully curate all of our musical selections so you don’t have to. There’s plenty of other sites where you can sift through all the junk that gets thrown onto the Internet on a daily basis. But every now and then something drops that’s just too notable to ignore even if it’s not exactly our cup of tea. Such is the case with Nicki Minaj’s “Gun Shot” featuring Beenie Man.
Words by Shaggy, as told to Jesse Serwer
On July 16, Shaggy launched his Summer in Kingston EP with a free concert in Kingston. The event included performances by Bounty Killer, Khago, Stephen McGregor, Chino, Assassin and Shaggy himself, and the world premiere of his Jay Will-directed video for “Sugarcane”–on four jumbo screens on New Kingston’s Knutsford Boulevard. Here, he explains the thought behind the concert and the video, and how it fits into plans to boost “Brand Jamaica” in advance of next summer’s London Olympics.
Words by Jesse Serwer
It’s hard to think of anyone to whom the description “fun loving” applies more than Shaggy. But these are serious times, especially for a Jamaican recording artist, and Shaggy has more than sex and partying on his mind. Speaking over the phone during a tour stop in Cyprus earlier this summer, the owner of the best-selling dancehall album of all time shared his thoughts on the decline of the reggae business and the music industry as a whole, and why having more mega-hit singles would only be a pain in his neck. It’s rare to hear an artist who has achieved such overwhelming commercial success in the not-too-distant past sound so content with his transition into a legacy act. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for more, as Mr. Bombastic explains his new role as Jamaica’s spokesperson for culture, and how his recent Summer in Kingston EP ties in with next summer’s London Olympics.
Mixtape Mondays: Federation Sound x 10 Deep, “Summer Murda” + Rep JA x Chinese Assassin, “Frenemies”
Words by DJ Theory
As we cruise into September, we’ve got one last summer post to close out the season proper. It’s Carnival season here in the US (make sure to check back here on LU soon for a wrap-up on today’s BK Carnival festivities), so anything else would be uncivilized. This Mixtape Mondays is so huge we don’t even know if our bandwidth will allow this much weight…