Early in the morning on Carnival Friday in Trinidad, the day starts with the annual Canboulay re-enactment. See more of our photos of this year’s event at LargeUp.com.

Mesh marinas. Flip-up shades. Gold rope chains. Aidonia brings Dancehall Style back to the ’80s, over at LargeUp.com.

Mesh marinas. Flip-up shades. Gold rope chains. Aidonia brings Dancehall Style back to the ’80s, over at LargeUp.com.

Wondering who today’s most important dancehall artists are? Check out our top ten at LargeUp.com.

This LargeUp exclusive mixtape is just one of fresh sounds out of this week’s Mixtape Mondays - listen here.

This LargeUp exclusive mixtape is just one of fresh sounds out of this week’s Mixtape Mondays - listen here.

At the top of the year, we told you how Notice, the production duo of Wayne “Unga Barunga” Thompson and Jason Welsch, were stepping out from behind the scenes and positioning themselves as a producer/group a la Major Lazer. With a slightly varied spelling—notice it’s now Notis, not Notice—they’ve released a new collaboration with the underrated reggae vocalist Iba Mahr. Listen here, and read more at LargeUp.com.

Toronto hip-hop/soul/? group Grand Analog is getting ready to drop their third full-length, through Jillionaire‘s brand-spankin’-new Feel Up Records (it’s the label’s first release). Listen to an exclusive track off the album here. 

Toronto hip-hop/soul/? group Grand Analog is getting ready to drop their third full-length, through Jillionaire‘s brand-spankin’-new Feel Up Records (it’s the label’s first release). Listen to an exclusive track off the album here

Jack Johnson meets Popcaan in this week’s viral video—check out the softer side of dancehall over at LargeUp.com.

The three-part “Phenomenon” series of prints by Lord Blakely come from his most recent body of work, Portraits of a Ninja,a collection of portraits of dancehall artist Ninjaman. Read more about these unique works at LargeUp.com, or buy them at the Okayplayer Store.

Hollywood rarely gets Jamaican accents right, but what actor was responsible for the biggest Fauxmaican fail? Our money’s on Philip Michael Thomas (“Agent Tubbs”) from ’80s TV series Miami Vice: http://bit.ly/1g8mmIL

Hollywood rarely gets Jamaican accents right, but what actor was responsible for the biggest Fauxmaican fail? 

Our money’s on Philip Michael Thomas (“Agent Tubbs”) from ’80s TV series Miami Vicehttp://bit.ly/1g8mmIL

"Yuh Love" is one of our top 30 essential Vybz Kartel tunes—check out the rest of the list at LargeUp.com.

Touch ah button nuh for Vybz Kartel's most essential tunes.

Touch ah button nuh for Vybz Kartel's most essential tunes.

See the rest of Chenee Daley’s outfit in this week’s Pop Style column over at LargeUp.com.

See the rest of Chenee Daley’s outfit in this week’s Pop Style column over at LargeUp.com.

Vybz Kartel has been one of dancehall’s most prolific artists ever, even through his now 30-month long incarceration. We name the most essential tunes of his career over at LargeUp.com.

Vybz Kartel has been one of dancehall’s most prolific artists ever, even through his now 30-month long incarceration. We name the most essential tunes of his career over at LargeUp.com.

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