Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Single: Spawnbreezie - When She Left Me


Since the release of Dear Billy in 2011, Spawnbreezie has taken the music scene by storm with his signature 'island hip-hop' sound. The resident of Independence, Missouri is now back with another smooth single entitled "When She Left Me". Listen as Spawn pours out his pain with vocals that you can just feel. Be sure to get your copy now on iTunes!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Gentleman - Heart of a Rub-a-Dub (Jr. Blender Remix)


Jr. Blender continues to impress with dope remixes. This time he takes on Gentleman's New Day Dawn track "Heart of a Rub-a-Dub". Blender never disappoints! 


The Voice: Tessanne Chin


Check out Jamaican reggae vocalist Tessanne Chin as she holds it down on The Voice. You know your good when all four of these judges are fighting over you. Also make sure to watch Adam Levine of Maroon 5 at 2:56 at when he says that reggae is his favorite music and is the greatest thing in the world to him.  Below is Tessanne's track "Hideaway" off her debut album In Between Words. Hopefully she makes it to the finals on The Voice! Good luck Tessanne!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sly and Robbie presents: Shaggy - Out of Many, One Music

SHAGGY IS BACK! Since the release of his single "You Girl ft. Ne-Yo", Mr. Boombastic has had us anticipating this album's release. Sly and Robbie Presents: Out of Many, One Music is a complete album from beginning to end and shows that the legendary 44 year still got it. The talents of Sly and Robbie left no stone unturned when producing this album. On top of that, an impressive list of features to the likes of Beres Hammond, Peetah Morgan, Tarrus Riley, Jr. Gong Marley, Chronixx & more accompany Shaggy's iconic sound. Check out a few of our favorites below. Make sure to get your copy on iTunes now!


Music Video: Da Soul Sound - Ganja Farmer

Da Soul Sound from Auckland, New Zealand doing a great cover of Marlon Ashers "Ganja Farmer."

Friday, September 20, 2013

BOOM TUNE OF THE WEEK


Can't go wrong with Wash House Music, Peetah Morgan and Lion Fyah!!

Roots Corner: First Reggae Tracks





Reading up on the origins of reggae and I discovered that these tracks are credited as being some of the first reggae songs ever produced. In those times (late 1960's), the music was coming out of a rapidly evolving ska/rocksteady scene. Really cool to hear that original and raw sounds and definitely makes you think about how far the music has come. But no matter what, can't forget the ROOTS! 

"In a sense reggae combines all the previous forms of Jamaican popular music - the ska riff on top of a slowed down rocksteady bass line with a dash of mento influence. Rastafarian influences were heard in increasingly pointed spiritual, social and political commentary." ~ Reggae Routes by Kevin O'Brien Chang and Wang Chen

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Music Video: Eddie Murphy - Red Light ft. Snoop Lion

                     
Legendary comedian, Eddie Murphy, puts all jokes aside in "Red Light ft. Snoop Lion". Murphy has recently released an official video to the tune after dropping the single on Itunes this past monday. Keep an eye out for Eddie's forth coming album "9".

Monday, September 16, 2013

Alborosie: Sound The System


Depending on where you are in the world, Alborosie's new album, Sound The System, is unreleased or a few months old. Either way, the pioneer of the Italian reggae scene has got some new jams. My favorites are most of the tracks with featured artists and "Shut U Mouth". Gotta love his unique style and commanding vocals. Can't wait to see this guy live cause Ive heard his live set is unreal! Find more at alborosieofficial.com and check out the new album on ITUNES! Enjoy the music below. RESPECT

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cultural Spotlight: Malama Maunalua


If you know us at RudeboyReggae, you know how much we love sharing music. However, occasionally its important for us to go beyond music, and share something we feel could make a positive contribution to those around us and the global community. Above is a captivating short film for an environmental organization in the islands of HawaiĘ»i who work hard every day to restore and protect a small stretch of ocean. Hopefully it helps inspire you to take care of your environment, wherever in the world that may be. Mahalo for watching! 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

KBong New Single: "In Session"



KBong released another single off of his upcoming debut album, Hopes and Dreams.  Featuring EN Young, "In Session" is a really nice follow up track that continues to show promise for this album.  This tune is definitely different from his first single, "Rising", in that it is much dubbier and less pop-sounding.  It's nice to hear the variation in singles, which shows me the range of what to expect from this album.  Can't wait!


As a reminder... "Rising".

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Music Video: Delle - Power of Love


 Seeed member Frank Delle's video for "Power of Love" off of his debut solo album Before I Grow Old. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

International Spotlight: Mellow Mood

Yet another European talent bringing good vibes to our ears! Hailing from Northeast Italy, Mellow Mood jumped on the map after qualifying as finalists for the 2008 Italia Wave Love Festival. Since then, the group has put together two albums: Move! (2009) & Well Well Well: Heart Over Mind Over Matter (2012). Tracks such as "Refugee" and "Dance Inna Babylon" showcase high quality production and strong vocal performances by twins Jacob and L.O. Garzia. I am excited to see what the future has in store for these guys. Check out some of our favorite tunes below as well as their recently released single "Dig Dig Dig". You can find their music on ITUNES and mellowmoodmusic.com

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pick Your Style: Bizzarri Sound and Yaadcore Mixtapes


Two recent hour-long mixes from Italian-based, Bizzarri Sound, and Jamaica's Yaadcore have grabbed my attention.  I love how there are so many different styles of Reggae and these two mixes do a great job portraying the polar opposites that it has to offer.  Bizzarri Sound brings us an upbeat, strictly dancehall mix titled, "Who Run Di Dance?" featuring artists like Alborosie, Jah Sun, and Bizzari Record's own, Lion D.  Yaadcore provides an ode to Emperor Haile Selassie's 121st birthday in a old-school roots classic, "Hail Ras Tafari Vol. 1: Tribe of Judah" with artists like Israel Vibration, Luciano, and Black Uhuru.  In a rare move, he starts off with over nine minutes of Nyahbinghi drumming and chanting.  While it may be a little excessively long, it is awesome way to set the tone for the next hour of Reggae.  Technically, both mixes are flawlessly done.

Check out more from Bizzarri Records and DJ Yaadcore.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Music Video: Seeed - Blink Blink


Dope new music video from Seeed for the track "Blink Blink" which is the english version of "Augenbling"off their most recent self-titled album Seeed. I don't know what's more impressive, the video or the ability to make sick music in two languages. RESPECT! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

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