By Nathan Leig January 11, 2019 Gary Clark Jr. is arguably the greatest guitarist in a generation, so any new music from him is a big fucking deal, and his latest single “This Land” is pure fire. It’s a defiant anthem that flips Woody Guthrie’s gentle ode to communist idealism into a battle cry. “Fuck you, I’m […]

Aurora Innovations Gangsters With Shovels

Roots Organics 1.Various Reggae Arists – Milk and Honey 2.Konshens – Give Your Plants A Treat 3.Chezidek – Roots Planters 4.Don Carlos – Roots Party 5.Rootz Underground – Bat Sh*t Crazy 6.Sean Paul and Damian Jr. Gong Marley – Riot 7.Agent Sasco – Buffalo Soldier 8.Munga – Plant It 9.Jah Vinci – Fire 10.Kabaka Pyramid […]

First Listen: Michael McDonald “Cries” in terrific Muscle Shoals tribute

(September 10, 2018) From the 1950s through the 1970s, much of the iconic soul music was recorded in FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Listerally a who’s who of blues and soul performers – and later rock performers – found inspiration in this musical bastion of the deep south. Now an equally impressive group of […]

Black August In The Roots Mix

Soul Rebel plays reggae for Black August – roots & culture with dub! Our guest Jared Ball, PhD educates our listeners about Black August and provides context for America’s human rights struggle in the age of “new” media and technology.   source:

The real heroes of modern-day Afrikan postal services risked their lives delivering letters by running in the 1800s

-photo-historicalbotswana- In Ancient Africa, communication was done through music, drumming and on critical occasions, the sending of royal servants and soldiers. In times when a piece of information was very sensitive or better delivered in person, royal kings left their palaces to speak with other kings behind closed doors. After settling, the Europeans realised the […]