LargeUp Exclusive: Beres Hammond "In My Arms" + New LP
OK, I'ma put you non-reggae heads up on something. Beres Hammond is the Barry White of the Caribbean. He is also the Teddy Pendergrass of the Caribbean and the Frankie Beverly & Maze of the Caribbean. Which is to say he is the go-to babymaker, the best kept secret and the perennial crowd favorite who apparently does not know how to fall off--all rolled into one man. Beres Hammond has been turning out great music so long he makse L.L. Cool J look like a 7-year old. Seriously, he started his career with reggae-soul outfit Zap Pow in 1975--when L.L. was 7-years old--and never looked back. All of which is why you need to pay attention to the fact that he is about to drop a new album November 12th. As it happens LargeUp visual director (and tireless documentarian of reggae culture) Martei Korley shot the album cover, so it's no surprise they brought or attention to the new project, a 2-disc affair due out Nov. 12th that promises to be Beres' strongest outing in years. But don't take our word for it, stream the sublime "In My Arms" below and then hit the link to get the full story (including another track "Dancing Beauty") at LU.
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