Monday, June 15, 2015

Single: The Expanders Drop Two Singles of Upcoming Album, Hustling Culture

Diggin the new music from The Expanders! Perfect summer music. Enjoy! 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Special Delivery Music: Green and Yellow Riddim


Special Delivery Music brings us the high-energy Green and Yellow Riddim, with such a fresh lineup of artists!  Chronixx, J Boog, Ziggi Recado, and Lukie D are some of the best out there, and they all hold it down again.  Check out Boog's "Amsterdam" above, and sample the rest of the artists HERE.  It's rare that you see a quality riddim with so few artists, but I'm perfectly okay with the list that the chose this time around.

Friday, June 5, 2015

BOOM TUNE OF THE WEEK



Dre Island is most definitely an artist to keep your eye on, and "Move Up" shows off his vocals perfectly.  It's such a mashup of Ky-Mani and Damian Marley's voices, it made me double check they weren't featured.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

BRAND NEW: Stick Figure: Smokin' Love (Remix) ft. Collie Buddz, J Boog, Iration and Dizzy Right!



A huge remix of Stick Figure and Collie Buddz' track "Smokin' Love" was just released!!  You may remember that they released this original tune almost exactly a year ago today.  Well this time around they brought in the help of J Boog, Iration, and Funk Volume's Dizzy Right.  The original track brought us some amazing vibes, and with the help of this crew, it manages to elevate it even more.  J Boog is too good!

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Single: Major Lazer - Powerful Ft. Tarrus Riley & Ellie Goulding

As we near release date for the new album Peace Is The Mission from Major Lazer, they drop another big single titled "Powerful". This one featuring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley for perhaps one of the best tracks off the upcoming album. Awesome to see some of the top tier reggae artists teaming up with the big time mainstream artists, something only the Lazer could make happen! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Music Video: Raging Fyah - Brave

Nice new track from Raging Fyah. Strong message & deep vibe on this one. Respect! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Isasha: Chatty (on the Meddi Riddim)



Isasha hopped on Optimus Productions' Meddi Riddim last month, bringing us "Chatty".  While this track may not rival some of his classics, it's still fire, and I can't tell you how happy it makes me to hear some new stuff from him.  Besides "Don't You Know", he's been such a solid under-the-radar artist!  I want to keep hearing more and more.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Music Video: AER - I Can't Help It

New music video from AER, "I Can't Help It" shot in Hawai'i. The Rudeboy team is happy to have helped produce this music video! Big ups to the AER crew & enjoy the music video capturing some of their trip to O'ahu. ALOHA

Monday, May 11, 2015

More From Ras Attitude: "Warrior Status"


Another new track from Ras Attitude has caught my attention in the past week or so, this one titled, “Warrior Status.” What I’m digging most about this single is the riddim. It reminds me a lot of some of the riddim productions of the early 2000’s – those gritty and hype riddims from unknown production houses that featured 35 different artists all gunning for our attention. This was the era of reggae that I was first introduced to, so it holds a special place in my heart.

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Icedrop Records: Cold Times Riddim


The Cold Times Riddim from Icedrop Records just released, and it's fire! I can't remember hearing anything from them before, but the massive list of artists on this is more than enough support for me. The big artists from the lineup are some of my favorite Roots artists since way back -- Lutan Fyah, Niyorah, Warrior King, Chezidek, and Cali P to list a few.  There are some lesser-known artists that hold their own as well.  Natsja & Little Hero's track is one of those that should definitely be sampled.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day from the Rudeboy Reggae Crew! A few classics on this special day..

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Music Video: Richie Campbell - I Feel Amazing

New music video from Portugal's Richie Campbell. Track titled "I Feel Amazing"! Cool cinematography on this one. Respect 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Film: The Green - Alive Film Series: Tahiti

Really excited to release a new film we have produced in collaboration with The Green. It is the first installment of the "Alive Film Series" aimed at taking a deeper, more personal look into the bands world, on and off stage. The entire piece was shot on the islands of Tahiti & Mo'orea in French Polynesia. Enjoy & much Aloha to The Green for the amazing opportunity as well as the people of Tahiti for taking care of us like family!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spiritual Warfare: Rasta Lion Culture Mix



I’m psyched to share one of the best mixes, from front to back, that I’ve heard in a long, long time. Titled, “Spiritual Warfare,” this 1.5-hour-long mix features the very best in modern roots reggae music over the past year. Most of the music in here I’ve heard before, but I’d say there was a solid 1/3 of this mix that I’d never come across. The sound system who produced this hails from Jerusalem, and they go by the name Rasta Lion. Be sure to check out some of their other mixes here

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ras Attitude, “Please Mr. Police”


I was lucky enough to stumble upon the end of Ras Attitude’s set the other night in Oakland, CA, as he was one of a handful of artists who opened up for Morgan Heritage at The New Parish. I was super impressed with his act – lots of energy, and his vocals are commanding (even with all of the bouncing around stage, he doesn’t miss a note).

This song, “Please Mr. Police” was one of the songs I caught, and it absolutely crushes live, even more than it does on this recorded track. I can’t stop listening to it. Great production. Killer vocals. Boom.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Single: Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done


“Well Done” is the latest single coming from one of Jamaica’s most promising rising stars, Kabaka Pyramid. The track was produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley  (so you know it’s gotta be good!) under the Ghetto Youths International label and released within the past month. Always love new music from this artist. For me, he ranks right up there next to some of my favorite contemporary artists. Hopefully there’s more to come!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Single: Iration - Reelin


New single from Iration titled "Reelin"! Love the vibe. New album on the way? 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Strike Gold Music: Gold Rush Riddim



Roots!! Roots!! Strike Gold Music just released the Gold Rush Riddim, and it couldn't be sweeter music to my ears!  They really brought it back with this one -- Lutan Fyah, Midnite, Fantan Mojah, and Natural Back are just a few artists that kill it on this riddim. It makes me reminiscent to years past when more quality roots riddims were like this -- simple and hard hitting.  Check out Jah-T Jr's riddim mix below for the full show of artists.

BOOM TUNE OF THE WEEK



Big herbs tune released on 4/20 from Keznamdi!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Music Video: Ky-Mani Marley - All The Way



Softer side of the one and only Ky-Mani Marley with this new track "All The Way"! Enjoy the visuals. Respect 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chris Martin: Stepping Razor EP

Chris Martin just dropped a new 5-track EP, Stepping Razor.  It's a quick compilation of mainly previously released tracks, but if there's ever an excuse to listen to Chris Martin, I'll take it.  And he's surprisingly able to bounce around between dancehall, pop, and roots/culture seemlessly throughout the small sample of tunes.  Go and check out the full EP here.

Protoje: Who Can You Call



Here's a big track from Protoje's album, Ancient Future: "Who Can You Call".  In a time when conscious lyrics seem to be left behind in the music industry, it is amazing to hear Protoje continue to deliver his message.

And do you think that with the last breath that you take
you'll be sitting thinking bout the money that you made.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Morgan Heritage Album Released: Strictly Roots


Don't say we didn't warn you!  Morgan Heritage released Strictly Roots, and as expected, it's absolute fire.  Reggaeville was nice enough to upload the entire album above, so who would I be to keep that from you all?  Of course, remember to support the band on iTunes and on tour though!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Short Film "Capture Land" by Nabil Elderkin!

Really sick short film titled CAPTURE LAND by Nabil Elderkin inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song 'Capture Land' by Jamaican artist Chronixx. The film was was shot in early November 2014 in Port Royal, Kingston - Jamaica. Presented by Montblanc, Capture Land was made as part of The Power of Words series. In partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this initiative inspires filmmakers to explore the written legacy of influential figures as a source of story and using film as a tool of education. Solid film. Great to see music intermixing more and more with film. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Music Video: Irie Locals - Stand High


After recently traveling to Tahiti, had the pleasure of being introduced to the music of local Tahitian band, Irie Locals. This song is dope and the music video is badass. Check it! Cant wait to hear more music from these guys. Respect! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Randy Valentine: "Wake the Town" MV off "Keep Pushing" EP


Randy Valentine continues his tear! "Wake the Town" brings us more of the style I've grown to love -- old-school, rootsy production accompanied by quick-hitting, modern vocals.  This is the first music video released from his upcoming project, Keep Pushing. The 8-track EP, produced by Higher Hemp Productions and Ariwa Music, is set to be released on May 1st, so be sure to keep an ear out for that.  

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Single: The Movement - Rescue



Smooth new track from The Movement titled "Rescue". Gotta love these guys style. Never seem to disappoint. Big ups!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Morgan Heritage to Release New Album


The Royal Family of Reggae is back on the road again (though really I don't think they ever get off the road) promoting their forthcoming album, "Strictly Roots," and I couldn't be more stoked about it. Set to be released on April 20th, this 13-track collection is sure to be a great addition to the Morgan Heritage portfolio, featuring guest vocals from notable artists such as Chronixx, J Boog and Shaggy.

Below is the album single titled "Perform & Done," which has been around for a little while at this point, but is just now gaining some traction again in anticipation of the album release next week.

Pre-order your copy of Strictly Roots today (for only $5.99!), and be sure to check out this amazing live act when it comes through your city.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Silly Walks Discotheque: Ram Jam Riddim



Silly Walks Discotheque is one of those sound systems that you always have to keep an eye out for.  When they drop a riddim, you pay attention!   So with the announcement that they will be releasing Ram Jam Riddim on April 17, I want to make sure that everyone is prepared.  Check out the megamix above to see what you think, but it is impossible to not enjoy this feel-good riddim.  The big artists are Shaggy, Chronixx, Protoje, and Exco Levi, but don't be surprised if some of the others make an impression as well.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dancehall Sings Riddim



Zj Chrome at CR203 Productions brings us two versions of the the Dancehall Sings Riddim -- the Lovers Edition and Roots Edition. Both are the same artists, with the same tracks, of course with a different feel on the riddim. Some of dancehall's biggest names represent on this riddim -- Chris Martin, Konshens, Alkaline, I Octane, Bugle, Demarco, and more -- so you know it's worth checking out. Decide for yourself which version you like better!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

DJ Castro Presents Legacy Vol. 2



DJ Castro "The Ladies Choice" brings us Legacy Vol. 2:  Old Skool Reggae Classics and reminds me that I am a sucker for any Roots Reggae mix like this.  Just over an hour long, this is all I need sometimes!  Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Buju Banton, Capelton, Barrington Levy, John Holt, Sister Nancy, Beres Hammond, and many more.  What more can I say.. bump it!


1) Bob Marley- Natural Mystic
2) Bob Marley- Three Little Birds
3) Bob Marley- One Love
4) Dennis Brown- Here I Come
5) Garnett Silk- Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders
6) Buju Banton- Our Father in Zion
7) Capelton- Jah Jah City
8) Sanchez- Praise Him
9) Tony Rebel- If Jah
10) Barrington Levy- Murderer 
11) Barrington Levy- Under Mi Sensi
12) John Holt- Police in Helicopter
13) Dennis Brown- Get Myself Together 
14) Barrington Levy- My Woman
15) Gregory Isaacs- Night Nurse
16) John Holt- Love I Can Feel
17) Dennis Brown- Sitting and Watching
18) Ranking Dead- Lots of Loving
19) Sister Nancy- Bam Bam
20) Super Beagle- Dust A Sound Boy
21) Reggie Stepper- Drum Pan Sound
22) Shelly Thunder- Kuff
23) DJ Castro Skit
24) Dawn Penn- You Don't Love Me
25) Cocoa Tea- She Loves Me Now
26) Sanchez- If I ever Fall in Love
27) Tony Curtis- Love Brought You
28) Beres Hammond- I Could Beat Myself
29) Mega Banton- Sound Boy Killing
30) Red Dragon- Crotches 
31) Reggie Stepper- Whinning Skill
32) Shabba Ranks- Champion Lover
33) Super Cat- Cabin Stabin
34)Tenor Saw- Golden Hen
35) Barrington Levy- Here I Come
36) Barrington Levy- Black Roses
37) Dennis Brown- Revolution 
38) Cocoa Tea- Me no Like Rikers Island 
39) Johnny Osbourne- Buddy Bye

Six60 Release New Album: "Six60 (Deluxe)"



One of our New Zealand favorites, Six60, just dropped a brand new full length album titled Six60 (Deluxe) on February 27th!  We aren't able to download it yet on US iTunes, but it has already received high praise on the NZ charts:  opening at #1 on album chart, and having 13 singles on the NZ singles chart, including the #1 spot for "So High".  For anyone that can get your hands on this album -- go for it!

The thing that I love about these guys is their ability to change sounds.  "Last Ones Left" keeps it mellow, but be sure to expect some higher energy tracks throughout the album also.  They will bring out their Reggae roots, while able to show off their pop side as well.  Enjoy!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Chimney Records: Country Bus Riddim

There's a big, big lineup on Chimney Records' latest release, the Country Bus Riddim!!    Anytime you can pull in Tarrus Riley, J Boog, Morgan Heirtage, Jah Vinci, I Octane, Konshens, and Alaine on one riddim, it has to smash. And it does!  It seems to be that the summer is always when the biggest riddims are released, so hopefully the Country Bus Riddim is just the start to a great summer of Reggae in 2015.  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Album: Protoje - Ancient Future

Protoje has recently dropped his highly anticipated album, Ancient Future. Love the title of the project and the music follows up strong. A handful of solid tracks with the album overall a big step forward for one of Jamaica's biggest modern day reggae artists. Regardless of geography, Protoje is holding it down for the reggae scene with the new music and sending a big message to all the listeners out there. Purchase the album for yourself on iTunes & support reggae music! Respect




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Single: Major Lazer - Roll The Bass


Second single titled "Roll The Bass" off Major Lazer's upcoming album, Peace Is The Mission. Get your copy on iTunes. Respect! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monty Alexander -- A Jazz Pianist's take on Bob Marley


Driving to work, I scanned past a local Jazz station and was completely caught off guard by the sounds of Bob Marley!  Almost a month later, ever since I discovered the full album -- Jamaican-native, Monty Alexander's 1999 release of Stir It Up: The Music of Bob Marley -- I can't stop listening. I included a few favorites above, but check it out for yourself! I can't believe I hadn't heard these tracks before. It's just another amazing direction to see Bob's influence take. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Single: Fortunate Youth - My Love

Fortunate Youth drops a new single "My Love" in classic FY fashion! Check it! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Na'an Stop Debut Album "From The Deep"


Amongst the constant new faces in the growing genre of contemporary reggae, theres no one like the band Na'an Stop. Fresh style, fun vibes, and music overflowing with life make these guys irresistible. From The Deep is the bands debut album and a window into the lives of the 5 guys from Boulder, CO on a constant mission to have a good time through their brand of "Lively Reggae". Definitely had some tracks I've grown to love on the album, check out a few of my favorites below & be sure to help support the up and coming bands like Na'an Stop by purchasing their album on ITUNES! And if you have the chance make sure to catch these guys live, they are a blast! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Music Video: Magic! - No Way No


New music video from Magic! for the track "No Way No". Diggin the music on this one! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Single: Na'an Stop - Cruising



Sneak preview of upcoming debut album, From The Deep by Boulder, Colorado based Na'an Stop titled "Crusing". Check it & make sure to watch out for the album drop this Thursday March 5th on iTunes!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hip Hop Homage: Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry

Heavy song from Kendrick Lamar featuring Dancehall artist Assassin. Doesn't get more real than songs like this! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Album: New Kingston - Kingston City



Check out some new tracks off the recently released Kingston City from New Kingston! Make sure to check these guys out live & purchase the album for yourself on iTunes! We awarded them breakout artist of the year for 2014 for a reason. These guys are badass! Respect

Monday, February 9, 2015

Music Video: The Skints - This Town ft. Tippa Irie & Horseman


Nice video from London based, The Skints, featuring Tippa Irie & Horseman

Celebrating Bob Marley's Birthday Weekend!!



It's always great to have an excuse to pay homage to the legend, Bob Marley!  And his birthday weekend is perfect for that.  It's amazing to think he would have turned 70 this year.  And even crazier to think that it's been almost 34 years since he passed and his impact continues to be so strong.  Check out the a cappella version of "Could You Be Loved" posted on bobmarley.com today!


Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Remix: Rebelution - More Love ft. J Boog, The Green, Iration



Sick new remix of "More Love" off Rebelution's most recent album, Count Me In, featuring The Green, J Boog, & Iration!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Single: Akon & Stephen Marley - Just A Man

New single from Akon & Stephen Marley titled "Just A Man" likely to be on Stephen's upcoming album! Check it! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Keznamdi and Kelissa to Team Up Again



Brother and sister, Keznamdi and Kelissa team up again on the upcoming track, "Live for Today".  Check out the preview video above to get some samples of the tune.  Last time, they brought us "Gideon" and the way their vocals work off each other and the chemistry between show how tight their bond must be.  I'm stoked to see that their continuing to strive for more.

For those lucky enough to be on the US West coast, make sure to check these two out with Chronixx on his upcoming Dread & Terrible West Coast Tour starting on February 4th in San Diego.


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Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 RudeboyReggae.com Awards

Album Of The Year

Tribal Seeds - Representing 

Father Psalms Presents Mike Love - Jah Will Never Leave I Alone



EP Of The Year

Randy Valentine - Break The Chain EP


Eli-Mac - Dubstop EP


Single Of The Year

Stephen Marley ft. Sizzla & Capleton - Rockstone



SOJA ft. J Boog & Anuhea - Easier



Progressive Album Of The Year

Matisyahu - Akeda



Music Video Of The Year 

Protoje ft. Chronixx - Who Knows



Artist Of The Year 

Nahko & Medicine For The People

Chronixx


Live Artist Of The Year: 

The Green


Alborosie


Breakout Artist Of The Year: 

Raging Fyah


New Kingston

Breakout Female Artist Of The Year

Leilani Wolfgramm


Crossover Artist Of The Year

Magic!


Film Of The Year



Living Legend Tribute Award

Clinton Fearon



Best of 2014 Playlist: 



Congratulations to all the winners of this years awards! It's surreal to see how much exceptional music is being produced every single year and how many artists are putting themselves out there and continuing the rich musical legacy of reggae. Looking forward to another great year of music in 2015! Stay tuned for some new changes at RudeboyReggae.com. Mahalo for all the support!!! Respect

- The Rudeboy Reggae Staff

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Music Video: Clinton Fearon - Poor Nana


Music video for "Poor Nana" off legendary artist Clinton Fearon's most recent album, Goodness
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