Noisey’s got the premiere of Snoop Lion’s new video “Here Comes the King”. Watch it here
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Charlet touches down in Kingston, Jamaica, and gains an audience with Elephant Man, aka The Energy God, to find out why dancehall girls cause the local men so many problems. She then explores the illegal and dangerous skin-bleaching trend.
Vybz Kartel - “My Crew” (PREMIERE!)
This video was shot by Danilo Parra and VICE Global Editor Andy Capper, who told us they put this thing together on a budget of “like $200.” They produced the video way out in the Portmore area of Kingston, Jamaica, a zone that Vybz and his crew have locked down and nicknamed “Gaza City.”
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VICE Films, in partnership with Snoopadelic Films, presents Reincarnated. The documentary follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. While there, Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people, is positively impacted by Rastafarian culture, and becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion.
Reincarnated is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7.
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A decade ago, Jamaican dancehall fashion was all about Sizzla dressed head to toe in khaki, Selassie flags, and head wraps and being black and not being into gays. At some point over the past decade, devotees of this resolutely homophobic Jamaican genre have started wearing tight clothes and diamanté blazers, getting their nipples pierced, and lightening their skin from black to a sort of off-black.
Read the rest at Vice Magazine: BOOM BYE-BYE TO KHAKI: YOU LOOK FABULOUS! - Jamaican Dancehall Stars Are Whitening Their Skin and Piercing Their Belly Buttons - Vice Magazine
LOVE AND ROCKERS
TED BAFALOUKOS TAUGHT US EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT JAMAICA
Theodoros Bafaloukos wrote and directed Rockers, the film that single-handedly made Jamaica and reggae interesting to couch-cozy white folks, their stoner kids, and a bunch of famous English punks with guitars. Today, Ted is not so reclusive as he is remote, spending his time at his childhood home on the secluded Greek island of Andros. Over 30 years after the movie’s release, we made the long journey for this, his first-ever print interview.
In addition to screenwriting and filmmaking, Bafaloukos was also a production designer for three Oscar-winning directors (Barry Levinson, Errol Morris, Jonathan Demme) and has helped conceive countless famous music videos, including that one for Aerosmith where Alicia Silverstone bungee-jumps off a freeway overpass in a flannel and then flips off Stephen Dorff.
After a brief tour of his house—several hundred paintings and images of magnified snake parts dot the walls—he sat us down and started thumbing his way through some old photo albums. Many of these were from his time shooting Rockers. As you’ll see, it’s a trove of archival happiness.