A couple of weeks ago, Rootfire published an Artist Spotlight article about international producer/engineer/recording artist extraordinaire, Victor Rice, who has enhanced the work of hundreds of reggae acts from around the world during his multi-decade career. One… Read More
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STREET PHARMACY AND GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD TEAM UP TO RELEASE A SOCIO-POLITICAL CHARGED ANTHEM FOR ACTIVISM.
Canadian reggae-rockers Street Pharmacy have teamed up with American roots-reggae veterans Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on their newest single “They Don’t Give a $$$$.” The song tackles the… Read More
Richie Spice drops his new album TOGETHER WE STAND, June 12, on VP Records. This fifteen-song collection features guest appearances from Chronixx, Dre Island, Red Hot, and Kathryn Aria.
A longtime staple of conscious reggae music from Jamaica, Richie’s album and message could not be more timely against the backdrop… Read More
In the long revered Jamaican style of multiple artists voicing over the same instrumental, the Cali Roots Riddim is an instrumental written by Collie Buddz and produced by Johnny Cosmic, featuring 21 different artists (“versions”) including Yellowman, Anthony B, The Movement, SOJA, Gentleman, Jesse Royal,… Read More
Reggae fans from the Southeast are likely familiar with Nashville’s Roots of a Rebellion, a well-respected band bursting with talent that has been putting out original music since 2012. From within the ranks of ROAR, guitarist Marco Martinez has been channeling some… Read More
The hysteria surrounding the coronavirus increases daily. While we all need to stay informed and take precautions to remain healthy and not contribute to the spreading of this flu-like virus, amid this growing panic, let’s not lose sight of those who are fighting for their lives against… Read More
I woke up in the middle of the night recently to find not one, not two, but all three of my cats leaning against me. I stayed awake only long enough to try to gently rearrange myself (so as not to disturb the cats, of course) into… Read More