July 23, 2010
Roots Organics presents "The Mixtape"
My real good friends from Jamaica Rootz Underground are part of a new mixtape that has been slamming the irie culture & meditations recently! From beginning to end this mixtape has a very positive & conscious message to all those working in Babylon dreaming of Zion's rise. Lots of nice drops and DJ shoutouts throughout the mixtape from many top artists out of Jamaica in the reggae, dancehall, and roots styles. Bless, and download this & puff to the Most High!
Get the FREE ROOTZ ORGANIC HERE!
Artists In Order Of Appearance
Rootz Underground, Rory Stonelove, Junior Byles, Robert French, Busy Signal, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Richie Spice, Chuck Fenda, Taru, Luciano, Sizzla, Johnny Osbourne, Duane Stephenson, Big Yout, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Abijah, Lutan Fya, Capleton, Nas, Julian Marley, Anthony B, Norris Man, Sugar Minott.
Rootz would also like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Sugar Minott, we grieve with you as we adjust to his physical absence. Music however will live on forever!
The immortal Stone Love and selector Rory, forged a reputation during the 80's and 90's in the inner city communties of Kingston Jamaica. A living legend within the soundsystem movement, Stone Love rose to the top by promoting reggae dancehall culture, Jamaica, Rastafari, and the movement to legalise marijuana. The name Stone Love came to embody the spirit of generations of reggae lovers. Many "soundboys" have "perished” at the hands of the soundsystem in now legendary soundclashes.
It was the custom in the impoverished garrison communities of Kingston for benevolent community leaders otherwise known as "Dons" (robin hood type figures to some, organised crime bosses to others) to host free weekly street dances for the people of the community. These "Dons" would provide the essential ingredient, the music, which included the soundsystem, the selector, and a wall of speakers towering above the revelers who, for a moment, could escape the harsh socio-economic and political situation and simply enjoy a night of feel good reggae music.
Many of the singers of the day would pass through the dance and show their respect for the Don and the community by toasting on the microphone and creating lyrics on the fly that were both poignant and profound.
Roots Organics, Rootz Underground, and Selecta Rory of the Stonelove Movement have created “Culture Mix 2010” to recapture the essence of the dancehall .... We invite u to light up your spliff, or just simply come with good vibes and be a part of this legendary era of reggae culture
Always remember – “Music is farming!”