Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stephen Marley: CD Release Party in Providence, RI

On April 4th - that's this coming Monday - Stephen "Ragga Muffin" Marley is throwing a release party for his upcoming album, Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life, at the MET in Providence, RI. I think originally the event was supposed to be held at Lupo's, but it looks like it got moved to the MET. The event will be hosted by RI's Hot 106, and promises to be an awesome night. I've seen Stephen once before, a few years back when he was touring for his album, "Mind Control," and he put on an amazing show.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Check out the Facebook event page HERE for more details. Should be a great night.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Green in Cambridge Tonight!

Check out Hawaii's, The Green, tonight at TT & The Bears in Cambridge. Awarded "Best Reggae Album of 2010" by iTunes, and listed as one of Billboard's Top 10 reggae albums of 2010, The Green is taking the fast track to the top of today's reggae music scene.

Tickets are 12$ at the door. The Green comes on at 10:20. If you've got the extra cash and are looking for a GREAT show, you do not want to pass this one up.

Conscious Minds will be there shooting an interview with the group, so look for some footage here in the next few days.

Directions to TT & The Bears:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Big Release From Young Vibes!

This one's been out for a minute, but I think it's a super big rhythm, so I wanted to post it. Those who know me, or follow Rudeboy, know that I'm not a big dancehall fan at all. I do, however, really like this kind of hip-hop/dancehall-ish kind of vibe. This one - The Handfull Riddim - has all my favorite artists in this category - namely Jah Vinci, with "Rise," and Laden, with his track, "As I walk." Laden absolutely kills this rhythm, and no doubt takes to cake on this one. Pre it below:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bob Marley - Never Before Seen Footage

Check out some of this newly released footage of Bob Marley, narrated by Esther Anderson - an old friend/girlfriend of Bob's. The footage was shot sometime in the 1970's and highlights a trip taken by the two to Trinidad, and tells of her first hand account of particular events from that voyage, some inside scoop on the Wailers and her personal take on the rise of the group during that era. Enjoy.

Gappy Ranks' Tribute to Japan

"I Was There"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Introducing: The Knowmads

One of my long-time favorite hip-hop groups is the Seattle-based duo, The KnowMads. This group's been around for a number of years now and have released five albums: The Rooftop, Knowmads, So It Goes, Saturdayzed, and Seattle. Within the past month, the group released its first mixtape, "The Bus Station." Already, at the ripe age of twenty, the Knowmads' music is catching the hearts and souls of music lovers throughout North America and Europe. And while their relevant, conscious music strikes cords with a younger generation, their lyrics, which are wise beyond their years, attracts a wide range of listeners from all different ages and backgrounds. 

What I like most about the Knowmads is their unique ability to deliver the same, powerful vibe and message behind an array of different sounds. The two tracks below are great examples of this. "Freedumb," which is a very well produced hip-hop remix of Bob Marley's "Dem Belly Full," showcases some super conscious, truthful lyrics about the backwards, sometimes corrupt society in which we live. The second track, "Wildflower," is a song that I think represents the Knowmads to the fullest. Lyrically it's very impressive - creative and catchy - and the great production behind stays true to their underground feel.

The KnowMads believe that music is a universal tool to create positive change and bring people together in the world, and strive to achieve this through their own progressive and diverse style. Be sure to keep an ear to the street for these guys, and expect The KnowMads to push the hip-hop scene to new heights in 2011.

Free Single Download: Knowmads - "Happy"

The Gorilla Riddim

For all those Dubby, Roosty reggae fans that follow Rudeboy, the new, Gorilla Riddim is just your jam. Tunes featured on this little mix are Cali P, with "Herbalist," and my man Tarrus Riley with "LaLa Warrior."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sing it Ras!

Ras Attitude, one dude that I always forget about, absolutely sings the hell out of his new single, "Don't Be Afraid To Pray." This one's a super schmood jam...