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RAS D / Press

“SACRAMENTO, CA – Ras D, a reggae musician originally from Kingston, Jamaica but currently residing in Sacramento, California announced the official release of his brand new song "Survivah" for download. The song is now available for download on iTunes and at cdbaby.com, as well as through Ras D's own website, www.rasd1.com. It is the latest release by an artist who has devoted his musical career to preaching peace, love, respect and unity through his music. "I'm very excited to be able to release this brand new song online," said Ras D. "It is my hope that this song will have an inspirational message for listeners across the globe to persevere through their difficult times and to be encouraged in their life's journey." Ras D's love for reggae was fueled by the many hours spent as a child as a guest in the home of Peter Tosh of the Wailers. He also shares many of the same world views and musical styles as Tosh, which is evident in his music. "Survivah" promises to be a welcome ne”

“Exhilarating and brilliant as the colors cast into the sea at sunset, Ras D captures that essences on his current CD "Give Some Love Today." This Bay Area based Singer/DJ/Songwriter has formulated his music to intermingle conscious lyrics in a dancehall style with a blend of roots and culture. Ras D's Music is not stagnant. It keeps you moving and at the same time, if you pay attention, his lyrics will educate you. Reggae music is constantly evolving and this artist's synthesis of song will definitely heighten your senses and make you evaluate the type of life you are living. Ras D has incorporated some lovers's rock lyrics into dancehall style. Vocalist Regina Espinoza, featured on "Love Attraction," is captivating and soothing. It is done without any slackness and is very enchanting. He compliments the woman and reveals how important she is to the man in a positive and true manner. "Peace Call" is a nyabinghi rhythm based song that showcases Ras D's broad style and variety.”

“THE BEAT MAGAZINE Born in Jamaica and based in Northern California Ras D debuts with "Give Some Love Today" (Ras D Music CD-R), a stirring set of music with conscious lyrics delivered in a gravelly voice right at home in the contemporary dj style. This is an artist who has something to say and gets it across with power and style while keeping things on the upbeat way. With a strong sense of the sound of today and the positive message that harks to the roots music of the '70s Ras D seems poised to take the reggae world by storm with outstanding cuts like "Sept. 11th," "Love and Devotion," "Hail the King" and "Education" keeping the progressive spirit high, Sons of two of reggae's founding fathers guest (Junior Toots on "After the Storm" and Andrew Tosh on one of the best songs, "Peace Call"). A very strong entry from an artist I expect to hear more from in the future.”

“DAVE MUNROE Welke media vind u het leukst om in de gaten te houden en waarom? Facebook. Hierop lees ik regelmatig de reacties van mensen op mijn muziek. Daar ben ik hun erg dankbaar voor. Ik vind het belangrijk dat mensen mijn muziek een mensen leven kan bereiken. Dat motiveert mij en het geeft mij een goed gevoel om verder te gaan hiermee. Wat is dan de karakter van uw muziek, dat deze de mensen bereiken? Iets unieks. Een crossover tussen Reggae, Dancehall, r&b en zelfs ska. Ik durf mensen mee te nemen naar een hoger niveau. Bob Marley en Peter tosh hebben mij geïnspireerd. Ik begon met het maken van muziek sinds mijn 25e. Ik ben toen begonnen met het zingen op een soundsystem en gebruikte hiervoor een van mijn eerste songs: Sweet love. Niet heel lang daarna mocht ik mee op tour met Andrew Tosh door Amerika en nader ben ik meer inspiratie gaan krijgen waarna mijn eerste album uitkwam namelijk: Give some love toddy. ”