Watch LargeUp TV’s “A Day in the Life with Popcaan” webisode | Scroll through the photo gallery for the full effect here. 
Watch LargeUp TV’s “A Day in the Life with Popcaan” webisode | Scroll through the photo gallery for the full effect here. 
THREE THE HARD WAY: Female dancehall greats Lady P, Lady Ann and Sister Nancy circa late ’80s. Check out more of dancehall’s greatest lady deejays. 
Check this wicked video and some choice reggae sounds courtesy of Antigua’s Promise No Promises, Justin Jus Bus Nation + Walshy Fire here. 
Get to know Jamaica’s most unusual street artist, River Sand, here. 
Photo cred + Martei Korley 
Get to know Jamaica’s most unusual street artist, River Sand, here.
Photo cred + Martei Korley
Photo by: Martei Korley
Subject: Spiritual Retreat
In the hills of Westmoreland overlooking the big blue of the Caribbean Sea, we just had to stop and pause. Sav. La Mar and Negril Points stretch like a hand towards the Central America in an explosion of color and serenity. Which is why our gracious host, Ras John, prefers to never leave his hill. It’s plainly put amazing! As we parted with the dizzying beauty, it’s keeper remained…
See more photos from our “Pic of the Week” series here.
 
Addis Pablo, son of dub legend Augustus Pablo, sat with us in Earl “Chinna” Smith's yard to share some insight about growing up surrounded with music and carrying on his father's mystic tradition. Inspired by footage of Augustus &Hugh Mundell, we then joined him, Jesse Royal and drummer Tesfa zion on Jack’s Hill for an acoustic session. Read the full story and watch the video here.
Did you know the Caribbean is home to a rich tradition of jazz? Get familiar with the region’s greatest jazz musicians, in our latest Toppa Top 10 list here.
Photo by: Martei Korley 
Subject: Organic Lifestyle
Dreaddie lives and farms on a beautiful hill in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. A veritable Garden of Eden, he grows a variety of crops: From sorrel, jimbellin (starfruit), long mangos, lemons, oranges to all kinds of seasonings, bird pepper and scallion included. Here he shows us one of the most coveted and costly of spices: The vanilla bean. In addition to farming, he keeps bees at a number of apiaries scattered around his property. The bees secure effective pollination and thus as greater yield. Plus the honey is delicious. Solar panels on the roof of Dreddie’s Swiss-styled cottage provide most of the energy he needs on his compound and enables him to live in an organic balance with nature. At 70 years of age Dreaddie’s sprightly, fit frame and infectious wit makes you wonder if if Noddy Virtue wasn’t right about going back to the land? Pretty sure Dreaddie ain’t going anywhere…
See more photos from our “Pic of the Week” series here.
Photo by: Martei Korley 
Subject: Rockin Steady! 
Words of the late, great, Alton Ellis in his ode to the working man. These three Port Antonio gents are kicking it Ol’ School in the shade. A drink of white rum and some ska tunes blasting on the set while the fishermen mend their nets on the beach behind them. If they got their rice and peas like Alton sang remains a mystery…
See more photos from our “Pic of the Week” series here.
Photo by: Martei Korley 
Subject: Small business 
The Lookout community is situated along the Gordon Town Road, perched on a ledge slightly above the town of Papine, JA. It overlooks the Hope River valley, and this is where you find Shanty Man’s shop. This entrepeneur sells a range of products: Homemade juices from fruits like sour sop and jimbilin plum, brooms, pendants, amazing ital food and his soon to mass marketed Shanty Man Roots wine. If you’re pockets are empty you can always just stop in for a chat while you enjoy the view. Always welcoming, Shanty Man has many friends from everywhere. A true cosmopolitan in his own microcosm, the small roadside red gold and green shop on Gordon Town Road.
See more photos from our “Pic of the Week” series here.
Throwback Thursdays: Bunny Wailer in the 1980s
Read the full LargeUp post on Bunny Wailer here.
Photo by David Corio
In January of last year, we named a then little-known Chronixx as our “Artist to Watch” for 2013, and we all know how that turned out. This year, we called Jesse Royal. What do you think, did we make the right pick? See who else made the cut here: http://lrgup.co/Mjdkxc
Watch Gyptian's brand-new video for “Stunta,” just premiered via LargeUp: http://lrgup.co/XX70Ai