Thursday, December 23, 2010

T-shirt Re-Design


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Single From Gyptian, ft. Jr Reid


Gytpian ft. Jr Reid | "Baby I"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Josh Heinrichs' Cover of English Legends, Aswad

Earlier this month GanJah Recording artist, Josh Heinrichs, toured the Southeastern USA with Jimmie Haha from the MTV Nationally acclaimed band, Jimmies Chicken Shack as well as East Coast stalwarts, Groove Stain & Florida's own heavy dubbers, Ovni Sound System, who combined to make a killer backing band for Josh. During the tour, Josh had a day off and was fortunate enough to hit "Full Wave Recording Studios" for a compilimentary recording session with the bands. Josh decided to put the 2 piece horn section and full backing band to use on one of his favorite classic reggae songs, "Your Recipe" by English reggae legends, Aswad.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

EXTRA! EXTRA!


THIS JUST IN:


Gentleman & SOJA will be performing live at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, February 12, 2011. DO NOT waste time in getting your tickets, this show will sell out! I don't even know the last time Gentleman was on the East Coast, and there's no telling when he'll be back. If there's one thing both of these artists are known for beyond their quality music, it's their outstanding live performances that put all other acts to shame. I cannot wait! 
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 17th. This will be one show you do not want to miss out on. 


Gentleman | "See Dem Coming"

Gentleman ft. Alborosie | "Celebration"

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Note the Rudeboy Reggae shirt that SOJA's Bobby Lee is rockin around min - 1:45, designed by Rudeboy Reggae's own, Ras Jess.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Congratulations!


The most surprising comeback artist, in my opinion, as we round out the last few weeks of 2010 is Perfect, aka "Mr. Perfect." I say "comeback" because I've never really liked him. I obviously got on the Hand Cart Boy bandwagon when that track came out years ago - and during that time he also had a handful of good singles in circulation as well - but since then, I haven't been into Perfect at all.

The first single I heard in recent past from Perfect that I found to be super good was off of the Jah Protect Riddim - Work Hard. It's lyrically sound, and his unique, often annoying voice plays into the sound really well.


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The second track, which was just released by Cut Stone Productions on the Ghetto Stream Riddim that I posted earlier, is Perfect's Tax Extortion. Again, lyrically top-notch and the head-bobbing, uplifiting rhythm works well with his voice.


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Lastly, to bring it all home for me is this new single: Congratulations off the La Familia Riddim produced by Dynasty Records. It's more  along the lines of heavy, dancehall/hip-hop roots, but plays really hard. Its a sort of welcome back song, where Perfect is celebrating his return to the airwaves after a long hiatus. Hopefully we continue to see this sort of production from Mr. Perfect in 2011.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Latest From Cut Stone Records


Introducing the Ghetto Stream Riddim from Cut Stone Records. Cut Stone is an up-and-coming US label which sprouts from Green Lion Crew. Past releases include the Rhyme Stone and Rain Wata Riddims. All three rhythms in the Cut Stone name are solid - each draws from subtle hip-hop and roots influences. While the majority of artists under the label are nothing to brag about in terms of lyrics and delivery, the likings of Chezidek and Kali Blaxx tend to deliver every time. The dark horse on this rhythm, who I believe takes the crown on this production is the unknown, Ras Myrhda, with "Jah Love."



Ghetto Stream Riddim | Mix: Jah-Love

Chezidek - More Trees
Kali Blaxx - Hold Di Faith
Perfect - Tax Extortion
Ras Myrhda - Jah Love

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Introducing: Conscious Minds Ink


Be sure to check out the brand new, Conscious Minds Inkorporated website to preview and purchase the latest fall collection of culture T's, get involved in the movement and help to spread the message. One love, one destiny, one unity!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stephen & Damian Marley - 'Jah Army'




A big tune from the Marley brothers, 'Jah Army,' on the General Penitentiary Riddim - a rhythm that's been remastered and remixed a number of times, this being the most recent. This track is a classic Stephen-Damian collaboration. RUN IT!



Friday, November 12, 2010

J Boog & Don Corleon Link Up Again!



If you don't know J Boog by now, get to know him. I've been a huge J Boog fan for a few years now, as he's been doing his underground thing. Finally, in recent past, Don Corleon got his hands on him and has taken J Boog under his wing. This is J Boog's most recent single from D.C. Records, Waiting On The Rain.. an absolute hit.


J Boog | Waiting On The Rain



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J Boog | Love Season



J Boog | Aye OK


J Boog | Let's Do It Again 

New, Big Culture Tune From Don Corleon


Looks like J Boog got his boy Fiji in the mix with Don Corleon - here's a brand new, BIG culture tune: Peetah Morgan ft. Fiji,"Rock and Come In."

Remember, you can download any music on this site that is played through DivShare. Just click "share," then "download," to enjoy any of this music on your iTunes at any time. 

BOOM TUNE OF THE WEEK

MAADD tune from Spectacular! "Badda Than Dem." Another big, passionate track from Spectacular. This song should be played at high volumes. Nuff said!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Throwback Jam: The LaLaBella Riddim


I think this has to be one of my all time favorite rhythms. Until recently, I never knew what it was called. And to be honest, I kind of forgot about it all together until recently. What reminded of this rhythm and how much I like it is the Sizzla, Like Mountains remix which I stumbled across on YouTube a week or two ago. This remix is guaranteed to get your feet moving.

This rhythm is an old one, for sure. I believe it came out in '95, and has a ton of old artists on it. The only two tracks I really like are Tony Rebel, with Why Be Afraid, and Everton Blender, with Ghetto People. Both are HUGE tunes! It's really a shame this rhythm isn't remastered and showcased with some newer artists, because it bumps so hard, and could definitely use the vocal chords of some of today's biggest singers.


LaLaBella Riddim | Mix: Jah-Love


Jah Protect Riddim - November 2010


A new, super conscious rhythm from the up-and-coming record label, Young Veterans. There are two fire tunes on this collection - the first is by one of my favorite artists, Konshens, with his track Watch Me Fada. The second tune (which comes last on this mix) is Work Hard by Perfect, an artist who I seldom enjoy. Both these artists absolutely kill it here lyrically, something I've come to expect from Konshens, but certainly not from Perfect.


Jah Protect Riddim | Mix: Jah-Love


Konshens - Watch Me Fada
Patexx - Jah Will Never
Christopher Martin - As I Walk Away
Maverick - Keep Working
Perfect - Work Hard

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eyes On My Purpose Riddim


My last post from a few days ago showcased Spectacular's new single, "I wish," which comes to us off the Eyes On My Purpose Riddim. Still not sure if this rhythm comes from Irie Ites Records or not, but I'm pretty sure it does, especially considering all these artists on the rhythm are signed to that label.

Check out the Eyes On My Purpose Riddim mix below: Black Warrior starts off with a his track, Warrior, which has a real mean hook. Second is Lutan Fyah with, Cut It Out, and lastly is the man who kills this rhythm, Spectacular, with his new single, I Wish.


Eyes On My Purpose | Riddim mix - Jah-Love


Monday, October 25, 2010

The Elusive Talents of Spectacular


Spectacular has been a long time favorite artist of mine. His rich, powerful and energetic voice is an unmistakable one that continues to deliver on every tune I hear from him. The only problem is, is that Spectacular is found on rhythms few and far between, and I believe he only has one album out. The reason, I do not know. I would be all over this guy if I were a producer. He has the capability of murdering any sound.

This video is of Spectacular on the new, "Eyes On My Purpose Riddim." His track is called, I Wish. I believe the rhythm comes from Irie Ites Records.

I think this tune is another perfect example of Spectacular's talents. I hope we get to see more of this guy in the future.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ifficially The Hottest Riddim This Fall!


I've been hyping up this riddim release for a while now, and finally, a week or so ago, the Ifficial Riddim hit the ground running. With solid performances by just about every artist listed, this is no doubt one of Itation Records' biggest drops. I'll personally put this one right up next to (just below actually) Itation's Higher Meditation Riddim as my favorite release from them. I would have liked to see as many big names on this rhythm as that one had. I think if it did, the two would be in fierce competition for the up-and-coming record label's hottest riddim yet.

This mix below are my favorite tracks on the rhythm: Bescenta, who seldom shows his face, but when he does, he makes sure you know here's there, with "Your Love." Kali Blaxx with "Backyard," which is a song that grows on you for sure. I didn't like it at first, because of Kali's unique, sometimes annoying, voice, but the more you listen to it, the more you find yourself singing it to yourself in yourhead throughout the day. Anthony B comes HUUUGE  on this riddim, straight out of the reggae artist graveyard,  with his track, "Outta Road." Play this tune at any party, see if you don't get everyone dancing.  Lastly, new artist, Monsoon, does well with "Jah." I'm super interested to see some more work from this guy, and see what Itation can do with his talent and voice.

Be sure to rep this rhythm. This comes from one of my favorite production groups, Itation Records. It's always exciting to see what they come out with next. Big up to Tune In Crew as well - they were a huge collab on this rhythm.

BOOM TUNES!

Konshens - Showing Us That Versatility is the Key to Success


Konshens is one of my favorite artists today because of his ability to come strong, lyrically and passionately, on any rhythm. The first track is his  new single off the "Feel So Good Riddim," titled, "Who Jah Bless" - a more low key tune, while the second track is a heavier, dancehall/roots song. "Crossfire" is a much more hard-hitting single, where Konshens, as always, comes with a lot of energy. Be sure to keep an ear to the street for this guy as he continues to climb his way to the top of reggae stardom.



Who Jah Bless - Feel So Good Riddim



Crossfire - Westside Riddim


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good Ova Evil Riddim


This one's been sitting on my desktop for some time now, but I'm finally getting around to mixing it together for you. I've been out of commission for a while, but hopefully will be able to keep updating the blog more often these days. Like always, stay locked on Rudeboy for the latest and greatest in reggae music and news. BOOM!
Jah Cure - "Let Them Cry"
Etana - "Never Fail"
Khago - "Granny Teachings"
Sizzla - "Free Up Di Herb"

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sneak Peak of Itation Records' New Riddim!


Preview for yourselves a quick sound clip of Itation Records' newest riddim, The Ifficial Riddim, set to be released towards the end of this month. This track is from Itation's newest artist, Monsoon, with his single,"Jah."
Keep an eye and an ear to Rudeboy for the I-fficial drop of the Ifficial Riddim soon to come!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bost & Bim Productions Present: The Hustlin' Riddim


 My personal jam of the summer was J Boog's "Coldest Zone" off of Bost & Bim's latest release, "The Hustlin' Riddim." With back up vocals from the one and only Peetah Morgan - one of Reggae's most powerful, influential and memorable voices - this new single from the rising J Boog hit heavy and guarantees to make your feet move!

Here's a sneak peak behind the scenes with Bost & Bim and the production of J Boog's new single:

Download this mash of both Peetah and J Boog on the Hustlin' Riddim by clicking "Share" and then "Download" on the DivShare player below.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Toussaint - A Review of His Rise & His Debut, "Black Gold"




Follow United Reggae's brief interview with one of the industry's hottest and newest rising stars, Toussaint - a gifted and vocally dominating singer, who's talents reach far beyond reggae, touching upon other genres such as hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz.

Also, check out Green Lion's Toussaint mixtape, "Sounds to Murda," to get a taste of what this guy has to offer. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Major Lazer & Jah Dan


This is my favorite track off Major Lazer's new album, "Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do." This is Jah Dan with "Cash Flow."

I recently just saw Jah Dan perform at Club Metronome in Burlington, VT. He sticks mostly to Dub Step and Dancehall, but there's no doubt that this track above highlights his abilities to deliver strong on any reggae or roots rhythm. I wish he would stick to more of this kind of vibe...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Don Corleon - "The Minor Riddim"



Lutan Fyah: "Over Come Dem"


Selena Serrano & Pressure: "Love Me Right"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Re-Release of The Meditation Session!



For all you local Burlingtonian's following, you can now pick up the re-release of Rudeboy Reggae's Fall '09 mix - The Meditation Session, Volume One. Cut with new tracks and edited in key, the re-release stands in hopes of making up for the lack of my annual summer mix that I unfortunately ran out of time for this year.

Be sure to swing by Ridin' High skateshop on the corner of Battery Street and Pearl, Burlington VT, to pick up your copy today. Also keep an ear to ground for a winter mix release this year from Rudeboy.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Pleasure Riddim, August 2010


Introducing The Pleasure Riddim. Below is a mix thrown together of my three favorite tracks on the rhythm: Gyptian - "More Life," Christopher Martin - "My Ex Girl," Konshens - "No Retreat."

Chezidek Interview

"We nah stray from the reggae music, because the reggae music is The King's music; it is the heart beat of the people." - Chezidek

Jamaican artist, Chezidek, tells the people why Europe does it BETTER THAN Jamaica: go to 1:30min.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DJ BenJah - Summer 2010 Mix




Back with a blazin' summer mix, highlighting all of 2010's hottest roots and modern roots rhythms, DJ BenJah says hello to the world once again.
Download Here

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dream Dayz Riddim


Young Veterans Productions recently introduced their newest rhythm, "The Dream Dayz Riddim." Artists featured include: Bugle, Cutty Corn, Dario, Perfect, Fyakin, Geoffrey Star, Hyah Slyce, Maverick, Mitch, Nico D, Sheba, Teflon and Spanner Banner - a plethora of dancehall artists, who all come strong on this heavy hitting dancehall-roots rhythm. Below is a quick mix of my three favorite tracks on this collection, Hyah Slyce with "Pressure We Bare," Fyakin with "Oyeh No," and Cutty Corn (an artist I've never heard of until this track) with "Dreaming."










Thursday, August 12, 2010

RiddimTube


Introducing the easiest way to get a hold of the hottest and most up-to-date rhythms in both reggae and dancehall: http://www.riddimtube.com. It's like YouTube, but strictly dedicated to reggae and dancehall videos and music. Check it out.

The Latest From Tarrus


My all-time favorite artist -- yes, that's right, I said ALL-TIME -- Tarrus Riley is back with a new roots track on the Rebellion Riddim titled, "Poverty Nuh Inna Fashion."I cannot get enough Tarrus innah mi life! While I do prefer his modern-roots music, he is a very versatile artist and will dominate any rhythm, whether it be roots, modern-roots, dancehall, hip-hop roots, etc.




Below is a mix from BMC that I just came accross. I haven't listened to it yet, so I don't know how good the quality is, but it's titled "Tarrus Riley & Friends," so if you don't know much about the man, this mix is a  MUST LISTEN. On it is every single one of his hits...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Introducting: Ras Penco


Hailing from Riversdale, St. Cathrine, Ras Penco has recently been stirring up some commotion with his new chart-topping single, "Thousand Miles." With his debut album due out soon, Ras Penco has also released two other singles: "Be By My Side" and "Most High." While the latter is more of a dancehall-roots track, the first two singles are more along the lines of catchy, almost popp-ish tunes, but still very good nonetheless.

"THOUSAND MILES":



"MOST HIGH":



"BE BY MY SIDE":

Another From Gyptian


Gyptian's track, "She's My Lady," on the new Slaata Riddim, is another smooth, low-key tune from the vocally gifted Jamaican artist. Making himself busy these days, with the recent release of his third album, "Hold You," Gyptian delivers strong on this new tune:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Finally Home


Back after a six month hiatus, and returning with a fresh, new look! A lot of good music has been produced during my absence, and there's no way I could try and play catch up. However, what I can do is start us off with two brand new singles from two great artists who have been on their own respective hiatuses for some time. These are two of my favorite singles out right now: "More Life" by Gyptian and "Mother Love" by I-Wayne.

Be sure to stay up to date with the Rudeboy blog - I'm finally back in the states and finally getting busy in the music scene again..

| More Life |

| Mother Love |

Friday, February 12, 2010

Greetings From South Africa!


What's good massive? I'll be taking a leave from Rudeboy for the next couple months as i'll be in SA until June. I'll be on the site from time to time, but not often. Still, be sure to check back in every once and a while for any updates and posts. ONE LOVE

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Introducing: Selecta Ben Jah

Hailing from Santa Monica, CA, DJ Ben Jah brings you his debut mixtape: "Girls Dem Love Di Benjamin." Download HERE.




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