Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Westafa - Mixshow 9

Check out this mix from DJ Westafa out of Hawaii. Solid mix of Caribbean and Pacific reggae, roots, and holiday jams. Follow him on Facebook to hear more. Respect! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Introduction: Feel Free

Wanted to share some music from a Washington DC based Reggae-Rock band FeelFree. Check out couple of my favorite tracks from the band "Popcorn & Alcohol" and "Good Folk". Couldn't help but pick the smooth tracks! The band just released their new EP entitled The Ebb Tide, available for free download at www.feelfree703.com. Hopefully see more good things from these guys in the future!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

NPR Article: "Jamaica's Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots"

Check out this great article by NPR on how some of Jamaicaʻs hottest new school artists are fusing roots into their music: http://www.npr.org. Big ups to artists like Chronixx, Protoje, & Raging Fyah doin their part to keep the roots alive!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Interview With Diplo

Cool quick interview with Diplo shot in Kingston, Jamaica. Talking about the scene and working with Jamaican Artists. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fortunate Youth On AudioTree Live

Some pretty dope live songs from AudioTree of the boys from Fortunate Youth holding it down. These guys have been killing it in the recent years, working hard and sharing their music all across the country. Make sure to check them out on their upcoming West Coast Cruisin Tour with Hirie. More info at fortunatemusic.com! Keep up the good work!!! 

January 31st @ The Hideaway. Las Vegas, NV.
February 1st @ Winston’s. San Diego, CA.
February 2nd @ Slidebar. Fullerton, CA.
February 7th @ Slim’s. San Francisco, CA. (w/ HIRIE and Dewey and the Peoples)
February 8th @ The Reef Bar. Santa Cruz, CA.
February 9th @ Casa Sorrento. Salinas, CA.
February 12th @ Rave Wave. Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Musiq Soulchild & Syleena Johnson - 9ine

Just got turned on to this reggae album 9ine from R&B singer Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson. I have always been a big fan of R&B vocalists layin it down on some reggae beats so definitely had to check this album out. Acouple pretty good tracks including "never had" and "Feel The Fire (Dancehall Remix)". Wanted to share an excerpt from Musiq Soulchild about the album that I felt not only describes this album, but also many others being produced within the genre of reggae today. 

"Well the album just so happens to be categorized as reggae music because of the sound and the elements that we're using, the components and the arrangements and the cords. Anybody can listen to it and they can obviously tell that that it's part of the standard of music that is classified as reggae. But I think that, if I can speak for Syleena, we both entered into this project to make good music. It just so happened that we were making reggae music but our message is always the same. It's about love, it's about communication, it's about getting along with one another—not only in a relationship, but also as people, interacting with each other as human beings and just being uplifting and inspiring and also having a good time with life.

And if you are unfamiliar with Musiq Soulchild, make sure to check out one of my favorite tracks "Just Friends" from him down below! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rudeboy Reggae Interview With Harrison Stafford Of Groundation

Stoked to collaborate with our friends over at TradesHawaii and link with Harrison Stafford of Groundation for an interview after their show at The Republik in Honolulu, HI this past weekend! Was also an honor to watch legendary roots reggae band The Abyssinians all the way from Jamaica share their music at the show.  Check the interview for yourself and always a pleasure to hear the wise words of Harrison Stafford. Mahalo to BAMP also for the support and making it possible for great artists to play their music! 

RudeboyReggae.com #1 reggae blog!!!

RudeboyReggae.com has finally made it to the top reggae blog on the internet according to google!!! Rudeboy Reggae was started with the goal of sharing the best reggae, new and old, with anyone and everyone who has love for the music and to become an outlet for all of the quality reggae coming out of Hawaiʻi and The Pacific. Thanks to everyone who continues to love, listen, and support positive music and of course all of the artists and bands who make music for the people to love. Mission Accomplished!


Friday, December 13, 2013


Check out all the tunes from Overstand Entertainment's recent Militancy Riddim for this week's Boom Tune(s) of the Week!! As well as Protoje's music video for his single off the riddim.  Make sure to check out Jah Cure, Chezidek, and Kabaka Pyramid's tracks too.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Roots Corner: The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana

Stoked to see these legends, The Abyssinians, play alongside Groundation Saturday night at The Republik in Honolulu,HI! Last day for your chance to enter our ticket giveaway for the show. More details at Facebook.com/RudeboyReggae

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Upcoming Tour: GPGDS & The Expanders "In Roots We Trust"

NY based Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad will be teaming with our good friends The Expanders as well as The Simpkin Project for their "In Roots We Trust" West Coast tour! Tickets available at: http://livepanda.com/shows

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Tour Dates

Dec 4: Newmarket, NH - Stone Church
Dec 5: Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
Dec 6: Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Dec 7: Washington, DC - Tropicalia
Dec 31: Boston, MA - First Night Boston
Jan 11: Rochester, NY - Lovin' Cup
Jan 16: Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke *
Jan 17: Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
Jan 18: Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
Jan 20: San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew *
Jan 21: Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley *
Jan 22: San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
Jan 24: Portland, OR - Star Theater *
Jan 25: Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge *

* with The Expanders, The Simpkin Project

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Maxi Priest - "Easy to Love" Single

Maxi Priest has been a long time favorite of mine -- he continually delivers on these nice, airy, lovers tracks. Though he's been seemingly off the grid for a while now, it's great to see him back and preparing for  new album.

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