In Complex's 2009 Style & Design issue (on stands now!), we asked a variety of cultural tastemakers to list their "Inspirations"—things that are affecting their world now, and the things that they feel are going to have an impact moving forward. Representing the "Entertainment" section is none other than Major Lazer, the Jamaican commando and hero of the new Diplo & Switch album Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do (which Complex named The #2 Album of 2009...so far). Read on as the Major reveals his must-haves for an entertaining life...
G.I. JOE MOVIE
Back in '84, mi fight inna zombie war alongside Sgt. Slaughter and Gen. Hawk. Dem bwoy deh ah mi bredren fi life, and mi glad fi see dem ah tun movie star now.
Almost 10 year now me live ah Trinidad, an one ting people love fi do is 'lime' or 'heng out,' when dem jus cook some food and hol' some drinks and have a good time.
Yaad mi born an' grow, so every Jamaica Independence weekend I MUST BE DERE.
Mi rate di yute Rusko. Dubstep ah gwaan big right now, and it ah gwaan bigga fi di summa.
Me nuh ave nuh sponsor (JAH AH MI SPONSOR!), but inna di summa time mi love wear Vans when me nuh inna mi military boot. Tell dem seh ah size 10 mi wear if dem waan mi feature di ting dem!
GHOSTBUSTA VIDEO GAME
Me nuh too inna di play games ting, but bwoy mek mi tell yu! Any game weh man ah shot ghost and dem ting deh, mi muss have it!
Me nuh too inna di internet, but mi nah stop watch TV pon mi computa. Mi did ah watch Hulu inna Brooklyn but mi cyaan get it ah Trinidad—chaaaaa!
TERRY LYNN'S KINGSTONLOGIC
Terry di craziest ting outta yaad—after me, Major Lazer.
MAD DECENT SOUND SYSTEM
Diplo an Switch a tour out mi new record. Di vibes a go nice, suh anyweh dem de inna yu city, town, or country, mek sure seh ya check dem out, zeen?