Happy Birthday Bobby! Bob Marley’s 70th Earthstrong

It’s 2015 and the legend’s music still lives on in my heart, mind and soul.  Today rootsnwingz remembers and celebrates Bob Marley and his life’s work with a classic tune: “Misty Morning”. Listen & Share in HD audio quality.

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2 Brand New Original & Amazing Reggae Music Videos recommended by rootsnwingz

These two excellent videos were an impressive and wonderful way for Midnite and Chronixx with Inner Circle to kick off 2015.  Roots & Culture Everytime!

Midnite x I Grade – “Credited” (Official Music Video January 2015 – Directed By Royal Ras Productions)

The music video for “Credited”, off Midnite’s new I-Grade produced album, “Ride Tru”, was filmed at Mount Victory Camp, St. Croix and was directed by Birhan Tonge of Royal Ras Productions, a NYC-based film company that has previously collaborated on film projects with both Buss Pipe Records and I Grade Records. The innovative music video for “Credited” utilizes the original artwork created at the scene of the filming by artists Marcus Wilson and Omar Boothman. Marcus Wilson is the official Midnite artist who has painted the vast majority of Midnite’s 52 album covers.

“Credited” (V. Benjamin, L. Alfred, D. Goldfine)
Lyrics and vocal melodies by Vaughn Andre Benjamin (BMI)
Song Produced by: Zion I Kings
Drums, Percussion: Lloyd “Junior” Richards
Bass, Percussion: David “JAH David” Goldfine
Keyboards, Melodica & Guitars: Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred
Lead Guitar: Padraic Coursey
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred at Aqua Sounds Studio, STX

Credited Music Video
Directed, filmed & edited by: Birhan Tonge
Additional camera work by: Ajani Clunie, Josiah Winans
& Paul Cusin
Original artwork: by Marcus Wilson & Omar Boothman
Produced by: Royal Ras Productions & I Grade Records


Inner Circle featuring Chronixx & Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard / News Carryin’ Dread [Full Movie Version](January 2015)

Video directed by Gil Green & Damian Fyffe
Label: Soundbwoy Entertainment

“Babylon Brutality” – Marlon Asher (New Official Music Video 2015)

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Best known for his hit tune “Ganja Farmer”, Marlon Asher, the Trinidadian reggae singer from Enterprise, Chaguanas, returns to the frontline with a brand new powerful song and video against police brutality. Marlon Asher’s perfect flow, positive vibes and conscious, original and notably relevant lyrics depicting the sad, unjust sociopolitical climate, combined with a big sound, reaffirm his singing talent and ability to create reggae masterpieces. “Babylon Brutality” is the first single off Marlon’s upcoming album “Illusions”, out January 13th 2015. I am happy to see Marlon making quality productions once again and getting the recognition he truly deserves. I await the new album’s release in anticipation and with high hopes. Enjoy & share the excellent reality tune & video here!

“Talent is Healing” – Rootsriders ft. Ashwin Jaydee & Maikal X (Official Music Video 2010)

A big tune from Holland, I’ve loved this one longtime.  Off the Rootsriders album “So Much More”. The video is shot on the beautiful island of St. Eustatius in the Caribbean.  Blessed vibes, a positive, inspirational message and great performance by all the artists!

“Is It Worth It ? (Gunman World)” – Damian Marley (Official HD Music Video 2014)

The brand new music video / short film by Damian Marley, off the upcoming compilation “Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Vol. 2” (out December 23!, was directed and shot in Morocco by acclaimed directors Nabil Elderkin and Francesco Carrozzini and features renowned French – Moroccan actor Saïd Taghmaoui, best known for his roles in “La Haine” and “Three Kings”. Remarkably well made, the short film provides significant insight into the life, mind and conscience of a “gunman”, i.e. a contracted, mercenary killer. The “Is it Worth it?” message is powerful and successfully delivered through memorable and realistic visual scenes depicting both the violence and humanity of the killer. May not be suitable for all audiences as it contains graphic violence that may be unsuitable to some viewers. Watch the full official video in high definition here.

“Shame” – Mykal Rose & Snow (Official HD Music Video 2014)

Yes, you read correctly.  Canadian international reggae artist Darrin Kenneth O’Brien aka “Snow”, best known for his 1993 hit “Informer”, is back!  This past summer, Snow signed with Bugatti Music Entertainment and, with the guidance of producers Kent Jones and Grammy wining duo Cool & Dre, created this massive tune to explain his disappearance from the music scene in the U.S. And what’s more, the tune features the legend Michael Rose, former lead singer of Black Uhuru.  Two amazing reggae veterans with original and timeless vocal styles; their flow and lyricism have been left intact by the passing of time, which is why the video is so awesome to watch. As Mykal Rose sings: “Some ah dem nah really know we boss”. A must watch and listen!
All proceeds from “Shame” will be donated to the fight against Cancer.
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◆ iTunes – http://smarturl.it/Snow_MykalRose
◆ Amazon – http://amzn.to/1zgH8kh

“Ασφάλεια” – Κακό Συναπάντημα (Unofficial Lyric Video by rootsnwingz)

Unofficial lyric video of a great song by Greek reggae band “Kako Synapantima”, on the classic “Solomon” riddim.  The lyrics are a clever and ironic commentary on city life and particularly the current tragico-comic security measures in Athens and Thessaloniki (The increased presence of police and army in the streets, discrimination, abuse of power and especially undercover informas). Video made by rootsnwingz, lyrics are in Greek and were transcribed by rootsnwingz.

Ανεπίσημο lyric video ενός άψογου και επίκαιρου κομματιού από την ελληνική reggae μπάντα ¨Κακό Συναπάντημα”.  Έξυπνοι στίχοι γεμάτοι ειρωνία και χιούμορ για την τραγική πραγματικότητα της ζωής στην πόλη. Δείτε το βίντεο για να ακούσετε το κομμάτι βλέποντας τους στίχους. Καλή Απόλαυση!


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Revival: Sugar Minott – “A Letter To Nelson Mandela + Dub” (HD audio)

Tribute to Nelson Mandela, produced by Black Solidarity. Amazing riddim! I predict that the “A Letter To Nelson Mandela” riddim will soon become very popular again as it is used in the upcoming OBF Dubplate “Freedom Fighter”, featuring crazy good lyrics and vocals by Mr. Williamz. The dubplate is yet to be released so I’ve also embedded a live video with decent audio of OBF playing it at Garance Dub Station 2014. Lemme see unu hand if you love Nelson Mandela, the great freedom fighter from outta South Africa!

“Dubby Dubby” – Specialist Moss featuring Mr. Williamz (New Official Music Video December 2014)

Filmed and edited by TRAMPLAZ TV, this excellent music video focuses on soundsystem and dancehall dub reggae culture today.  Off the “Dub Style” EP by Specialist Moss and Mr. Williamz, produced by 45 Special Music.  All Music Played, Mixed And Mastered By Specialist Moss. Two awesome DJs and singers in a memorable dub collaboration!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dub…
http://www.musicmeter.nl/album/463119
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_…

“Worldwide Traveller” – Top Cat & Mr. Williamz (Official Music Video 2014) / Chopstick Dubplate

Awesome reggae dub drum & bass track, by the great Jamaican/UK artists Top Cat and Mr. Williamz, off the Chopstick Dubplate LP “Wanted – Murda We Charge For”. Gotta love the lyrics. Big up all worldwide travellers! Watch & Share now:

Directed by Jacky Murda
Filmed by Jacky Murda and Aries
http://www.facebook.com/jah.murda
http://www.facebook.com/ariesdubs

Video editing and graphics by Trav (EXM. COLLECTIVE)
http://www.backdownwarchild.co.uk

“Jah Is My Friend” – Kenyatta Hill featuring Christos DC (Official Music Video December 2014)

Brand new official music video of Kenyatta Hill and Christos DC performing “Jah Is My Friend” off Kenyatta’s new album “Riddim Of Life”.  The legendary late Lincoln ‘Style’ Scott of Roots Radics plays the drums on this one.  ‘Style’ was the drummer on some BIG chunes, like Gregory Isaac’s “Night Nurse” and Bunny Wailer’s “Rock and Groove”.  Livicated to his memory and legacy!

Shot by Dub Africa
Edited by BOONDOX-IJAW Films

written by Kenyatta Hill & Christos DC
Produced by Christos DC for Honest Music
mixed by Kenyatta Hill for Honest Music Studios

Lead Vox: Kenyatta Hill & Christos DC
Backing Vox: Christos DC
Drums: Lincoln ‘Style’ Scott
Bass – Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt
Guitar – Dalton Browne
Additional Guitar: Christos DC
Keys – Darryl ‘D-Trane’ Burke
Trumpet – Joseph Brotherton
Percussion – Ken Joseph

3 Reggae Music Videos with Powerful Images and Lyrics Pertaining to the Slave Trade

Junior Reid – “Same Boat” (2012)

Stephen Marley featuring Capleton & Sizzla – “Rock Stone” (2014)

Chronixx – “Capture Land” (2014)

Watch, Listen and Learn!

To read more on the subject, check out my research paper “Mutiny Aboard the Slave Ships in the 18th century: Implications for the Transatlantic Slave Trade

“Getting to Zero” – No-Maddz with EveForLife and the UN Joint Team on AIDS (New Official Music Video December 2014)

aidsJamaican reggae band and dub poetry group “No-Maddz” present their brand new official music video “Getting to Zero”, directed by Kurt Wright.  A groovy riddim and powerful, touching and educational message on AIDS discrimination in Jamaica and the rest of the world.  A great positive video, released today, World Aids Day, to accompany a great song.  Respect to the youths of No-Maddz for contributing to another important cause by effectively raising awareness and by educating on the social seriousness and reality of AIDS and its prevention.  Watch the music video now and share the good vibes now:

Don’t forget sharing is caring!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-Maddz
https://www.facebook.com/nomaddzja?ref=stream
http://www.eveforlife.org/
http://www.unaids.org/

“Sink or Swim” – Bo Napoleon featuring Tenelle (Official Lyrics Video)

Native Hawaiian Bo Napoleon teamed up in 2012 with Tenelle to create this moving love duet. Reggae and Hawaiian music influences, two great passionate voices and a positive, powerful message. Anyone who’s ever been in love will greatly appreciate and relate. “Love is either sink or swim”… Check it out here:

Written by Bo Napoleon
Produced by Chazrox via Gee’rage Music

rootsnwingz presents new artists: Eli-Mac

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Hawaiian Filipino singer Eli-Mac, aka Ciara-Camile Roque Velasco, released her debut reggae album “DubStop EP” last month. All five tracks are great thanks to Eli-Mac’s singular voice and the top-notch production by Live Animaux (J Boog, The Green, etc). I love her work so far and look forward to see what this artist has in store for us in the future!

Watch the awesome explicit official music video of “Dub Stop”, the first single off the EP:

Also, here’s her amazing collaboration with Japanese reggae singer, song writer, producer, club DJ and owner of an independent music label, Likkle Mai. Also off Eli-Mac’s new album, the track is entitled “Young Soul Rebels” and is a truly original dub reggae tune. A big tune all around, two unique female voices, a positive, uplifting message and some real heavy dub sounds from producers. I listen to this one on repeat. “Keep the keiki (meaning youth in Hawaiian) strong!”

Finally, here’s one of Eli-Mac’s first singles, “Guava Jelly”, a cover of Bob Marley’s hit. Produced in Jamaica by Stephen Marley, who also does some toasting on the track!

Check out more videos and tunes by Eli-Mac on her official YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtCPemfdVe6KYE2lMcZ0-Dg.

rootsnwingz presents new artists: Leilani Wolfgramm

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Leilani Wolfgramm is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with Tongan roots from Orlando, Florida. Three years ago she started playing along side her brothers, Zech and Nasur in their reggae band, Hor!zen. After a year she set out on a solo career releasing an EP entitled, “I Burn.” Leilani has toured with Fortunate Youth and the Supervillians and has shared the stage with acts such as Ballyhoo, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Sublime ft. Rome, New Kingston and The Movement. In 2014 she collaborated with producer and artist, E.N Young, known for his work with Tribal Seeds, on her new reggae album, “Rebel”, that dropped in the Summer of 2014.

http://www.leilaniwolfgrammmusic.com/
http://instagram.com/leilaniwolfgramm
https://www.facebook.com/Leilaniwolfgramm

Full of natural charisma and talent, Leilani is bound to grab people’s attention with her beautiful voice, conscious lyrics and her own original music.  Check out her new album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rebel/id901713554

Watch the official video of one of my favourite tracks off  the “Rebel” album, entitled “Herbivore”, below:

Here’s a few more, cause I know you won’t be able to get enough of the stunning Leilani:

Gentleman ft. Marlon Roudette – “Big City Life” (MTV Unplugged)

German reggae singer Gentleman and British / Vincentian Marlon Roudette of Mattafix sing the 2005 hit song “Big City Life” by Mattafix on MTV Unplugged. Amazing version of a timeless song performed by a full string and wind instrument orchestra, featuring the legendary Dean Fraser on the sax. A big collaboration!

Check it out here:

N.A.S.A. – “Money” (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip) (Official Music Video)

Amazing animation music video. A successful fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk and Brazilian sound by an all star collective of musicians. Both the music and video are guaranteed to blow your mind! N.A.S.A. never fails to create timeless music with an message against corruption and injustice. No surprise that 6 years after its release, this track is still hot and original… Brace yourself for a quite trippy audiovisual experience!

© 2008 Spectrophonic Sound under license to Anti- Records

Art by Shepard Fairey
Directors: Syd Garon & Paul Griswold
Producer: Susan Applegate

N.A.S.A.’s debut album “The Spirit of Apollo” hit the shelves 2/17/09 on Anti-/Spectrophonic Sound.