H.R. and The Dub Agents & Rebelmatic – The Studio at Webster Hall

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Peace brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters! A few weeks back I was lucky enough to catch a performance at The Webster Hall Studios of legendary Bad Brains front man H.R. with The Dub Agents along with NYC hardcore act Rebelmatic! Let me tell you that the these brothers give rise to the spirit!!!

Rebelmatic got the crowd open with a steady flow of that raw hardcore. The set was pure energy with jams like “Check Please”, “Native”, “Walls Have Ears” and more…Reb-El-Matic brought that head-nod factor to the audience. If you get a chance to see them rock make sure you have boots on to stomp the floor up!!! Jump in for pics>>> Continue reading

Yellowman, Dancehall Legend…

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The word legend is sometimes thrown around too loosely nowadays in the music industry. The endeavor of “paying your dues” seems to have taken the backseat for YouTube views and FB likes. Very few artists can say they have dropped 30 plus albums and have had their music sampled by a league of other artist. One artist does come to mind though and that is the legendary, Yellowman. Born in Jamaica and raised in an orphanage, Yellowman is the epitome of the phrase “paying your dues”. He officially jumped on to the dancehall scene in the early 80’s and constructed some of the most notable and enduring jams in the genre! Titles like the infectious, “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng”, “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt”, “Yellowman Getting Married”, “Ram Jam Master” and so many more will be found on the newly released, Yellowman: Young, Gifted & Yellow Reggae Anthology on the VP Records imprint. I was able to break bread with Yellowman from his home in Jamaica and speak on this release and other tings! Check it out… Continue reading