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Busy Signal's New Single Will Get You 'High Like a Plane'

Hear the first single from the newly launched LargeUp Records.

Busy Signal's new song has us on a different kind of high.

"High Like a Plane" sees the artist singing about the bliss of a blunt, but it's the clean beat and bashment vibes that have us convinced.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Busy Signal is known for his dancehall-reggae sound which fuses electronic music with a distinctly Caribbean feel. His past work has included collaborations with Major Lazer and Tiwa Savage.


For "High Like a Plane," he worked with production squad Brukkout and notable hip hop engineer David Kennedy (Mos Def, The Notorious B.I.G., A Tribe Called Quest). The track was released by the newly formed LargeUp Records.

LargeUp Records launched last week, appropriately on 4/20, with the aim of bringing island music, arts and culture to the Caribbean and beyond. It comes from the same people that brought you LargeUp.com. "High Like a Plane" is the label's first release, and gives an exciting preview of a regional sound often underrepresented in the global music arena.

You can listen to Busy Signal's ganja-inspired track below. The single is available everywhere now from LargeUp Records.

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Somali Activist Ilwad Elman Wins Prestigious 2020 German Africa Prize

Somali activist Ilwad Elman is this year's winner of the German Africa Prize for her humanitarian work in rehabilitating child soldiers and sexual violence survivors.

Somali peace activist Ilwad Elman has reportedly won the coveted 2020 German Africa Prize for her continued humanitarian work in her homeland. According to DW, Elman received the award in person from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas last night. Elman has received the award for her work with child soldiers and survivors of sexual violence in Somalia. The news comes as a welcomed reprieve for those in the African diaspora for whom Elman has been an advocate since the age of 17. The young peace and justice advocate took to Twitter to share the news.

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