LARGEUP + OKAYPLAYER PRESENT A NEW MIXTAPE BLENDING HIP-HOP & REGGAE CLASSICS
Download Here: http://www.largeup.com/2015/05/25/double-barrel-reggae-samples-and-hip-hop-classics/
Reggae and rap are two sides of the same coin, and the history of hip-hop is deep with sounds borrowed from Jamaica. Premiered today via LargeUp.com and Okayplayer, DJ Gravy and Corey Chase’s Double Barrel mixtape brings this connection to the fore, blending classic hip-hop tracks with the classic reggae tunes that inspired them.
Named for a 1971 single by Dave and Ansell Collins that was the first reggae song to top the UK charts— and later sampled by Special Ed for his 1988 classic “I’m the Magnificent”— Double Barrel features hip-hop staples from Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, BDP, Ghostface, and the Diplomats. Experts in both genres, Corey Chase and DJ Gravy blend these tracks with reggae cuts sampled on those same records, from artists like Super Cat, Max Romeo, John Holt, Super Beagle, Sanchez and Toots and the Maytals.
With original artwork from Spliffington and endorsements from the likes of King Yellowman, Sister Nancy, Beres Hammond and Junior Reid (each of whom appears on Double Barrel) as well as legendary Jamaican reggae selector Rory StoneLove, one thing is certain: nuh likkle sound bwoy ting dis!
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LargeUp is the global platform for Caribbean music, arts and culture, capturing the unique sounds, styles, flavors, destinations and activities that define Island culture. Part of the Okayplayer Media Network, LargeUp’s daily-updated website delivers original content with in-depth reporting, striking photography, a distinct street sensibility, and a unique level of access to this highly influential but often overlooked cultural arena.
Launched in 1999 by ?uestlove of The Roots, Okayplayer is the original progressive urban music site and maintains its position as the premier digital destination for music connoisseurs worldwide. Okayplayer delivers the full spectrum of groundbreaking music to your fingertips (and earphones) everyday. Well-established as the gold standard in online hip-hop, Okayplayer–together with channel partners Okayafrica, LargeUp and Revivalist–also defines the cutting edge in African & Caribbean music, arts and style as well as soul, jazz and indie rock.
About DJ Corey Chase
Born and raised in Miami and Jamaica, DJ Corey Chase is a man of diverse musical interests. He’s laid down scratches for Britney Spears and Prince, produced tracks used by Frank Ocean, and worked with Damian and Ky-mani Marley. He recently partnered with famed selector Yaadcore to launch Dubwise Miami, a weekly US edition of the popular and influential Kingston dub/reggae session Dubwise Jamaica.
About DJ Gravy
DJ Gravy is the founder of LargeUp.com and the Rice and Peas Party. He’s collaborated with Slick Rick, Wyclef, The Roots and Sister Nancy as a DJ and musician, and produced landmark events with Chronixx, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Damian Marley and Machel Montano, to name a few. Behind the scenes, he’s helped everyone from Major Lazer to Matisyahu get their projects off the ground before you knew about them. He’s previously explored the connection between hip-hop and reggae on his B.I.G. Tings a Gwaan and Back in Time mixtapes.