Jamaica Nice

July 13, 2009

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Recently, I spent almost a solid month on the sunny isle of Jamaica…

For the first time, I spent a great deal of time traveling in country and I got to visit some amazing places including Montego Bay, Lucea, Negril, Savannah La Mar, Black River, Junction (MAJOR big up to Junction!), Mandeville, and, of course, Kingston.

A few weeks in, DJ Max Glazer and Kenny Meez met me in Kingston. In Kingston we visited our Big Ship family and got to work on the forthcoming Business Class / Federation Sound / Aidonia mix cd.

At one point, our boy Sean Meenan, owner of New York City’s Cafe Habana and Habana Outpost, met up with us to begin the initial planning of yet another project. (Big big tings a gwaan.)

Anyway, this was an amazing trip for all.

Big shouts to our whole Jamaica peoples. Tifa, Natalie Storm, Leftside, Jackie Juceam, Alric & Boyd, Sean Paul, Steve Brand New Machine, Aidonia, the Equiknoxx crew, Jeremy Harding, Jah Freedom, and our Big Ship family… Chino, Stephen, Biggz, Yush, Lance and everyone else in the yard.

Check out the many pics below…

Rose Hall, Montego Bay. Home of Annie Palmer, the White Witch.

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Annie Palmer’s finally resting place.

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Big guns.

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Him dead.

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Scotchie’s in Montego Bay. Maybe the second best jerk chicken on the planet. Crazy. Go there asap.

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Negril

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Mongrel dem.

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They have this in Jamaica.

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Our boy has a likkle farm in his backyard. This is his dog, Marley.

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Our boy grows plants.

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This was the view from my bed at Rockhouse.

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Rainbow around the sun. We thought the world was ending.

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Jah Freedom.

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Road to YS Falls.

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YS Falls

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After Negril, I headed down to Jake’s in Treasure Beach where I turned my phone off and vegetated for five days. This place is insane and you have to go here.

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Floyd’s Pelican Bar

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Fisherman’s Cove

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My view at Jake’s

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Most awesome tree in the world.

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After relaxing in country for a few weeks, I headed to Kingston where I was gonna meet Max and Kenny. Before starting our marathon of Kingston madness, I spent some time at Strawberry Hill, high atop the Blue Mountains. I’m a super hotel snob and I must say that this was one of the best hotel experiences I’ve ever had. It was so choice. I highly recommend staying here if you ever have the means.

High above the King’s Town.

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DJs Boyd and Kenny Meez taking a break at Equiknoxx Studios, Vineyard Town. Aidonia in the building.

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Big Ship Studios

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Sean Meenan from Cafe Habana at Big Ship Studios. Peep the ill McGregor Family portraits.

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Max Glazer & Kenny Meez at Big Ship

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Biggz!!!

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Yush & Max in the Big Ship yard.

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Ask me about this Elephant Man painting. It’s one of the greatest stories I have.

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This is Elephant Man’s home. Looks about right.

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