Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Winston Rodney aka Burning Spear has laid some of the hardest roots reggae  albums of all time. Spear got put on to reggae around  1967 by bob marley, Spear had lived in the same parish Saint Anns Bay also this was the town where Marcus Garvey grew up. Spear asked bob how he got into that reggae an he said he started selling ganja an fruits at the local market in Kingston for studio time.The parish where they lived was all the way across the island so they would farm for a full year an then make the trip to Kingston to sell their goods,  the studio was also in kingston. Bob had a head start because he had moved from Saint Ann's to Kingston for a year an started hanging with the wailers around studio 1 ran by famos mixer cox son dood. Bob  headed back to saint anns to build a farm an got things going quick.While bob had laid down his first two albums with the wailers. Spear had just saved up  to get to kingston an studio time. When spear went to his first audition they select him,after that he has been going hard ever since no spear album would be considered complete without a tribute to Marcus Garvey his home town guider. Bob had made his first few albums real hard but the lyrics where for everyone but Spear on the other hand came at his albums mad and expressed the rastafari feelings of selassie  ganja, equal rights,  marcus garvey, and Africa so his albums only sold to the core listeners but after bob had toured around the world more an more rastas started popping up that weren't black  so around 1972 spear albums started to pick up demand for his first few albums put out in 69.Spears music is for deep mediation an a clear minds.My uncle put i on so i been collecting them for a few years here are some of them he has so many more an still pumping them out hard an heavy these are some of his best work that i have from his early days. Bob the king an Spear the prince of reggae.


Spear albums 1969-2007

Sunday, January 27, 2008

HAPPY Birthday ROB-O

Big respect gos to Robbie. His birthday was Jan 22nd. 

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abounded everywhere is war. That until there is no longer first class nor second class citizens of any nation. Until the color of a persons skin is no more significant than the color of his or her eyes. Me say war.(Selassie intro to united Nations 1960)

So many people have things to say about this and that but those are the people who don't understand life an its purpose.We over here understand the energy force that makes up life. We the people take up space for a certain matter of time which is an energy force that makes up life. We take up that space for a certain matter of time but after we that have taken up the space dies the space is still there and energy an life still gos on so while being granted to partake in that space with a energy force such as human life,the most riches thing is to have is life especially human life . A wild animal only is what it is, it could never be human so with that being said we appreciate life an try to live positive giving thanks an praise to the energy force by living upright with a positive Ora an vibe given off. Haile Selassie is a perfect defender for that energy force. His teachings an sayings is nothing new but of a wise time threw the dynasty of Ori that ruled befor him which he is the last king of that dynasty which is Ethiopian.Ethiopia birthed Egypt an the Egyptians.Ethiopia was the first civilization starting at the beginning of the banks of the Nile others flourished down further.We understand the philosophy of the first ancestors of people which was love an positive vibes good all ways over evil so if it was then it shall be now in this time the people that took up that space in that time are now gone but the vibe an the spirit is their so live good for you only live once an will be remembered for the life you lived. This one is to the masses. Neither Rastafari nor the people that pursue this way of life ever gave off negative vibes threw propaganda or media to hold people doing something positive back.STAY POSITIVE.

Flick of Russ from the other day. Global warming is defiantly here. This winter in NY has been pretty mild. snow here an there but nothing to crazy. Irie vibes all ways photo keith R

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Me russ keith an my cousin pj went out the other day to ride an get some photos here are some of the photos that we got that are going to be Fitbikeco ads.

vegan friendly

Fit ad

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Welcome to Ras Life.

Rastafari developed among an oppressed people who felt society had nothing to offer them except more suffering.Rastas may regard themselves as conforming to certain visions of how Africans should live,reclaiming what they see as a culture stolen from them when their ancestors were brought on slave ships to americas an jamaica , the movement's birthplace.

The messages expounded by the Rastafari promote love and respect for all living things and emphasize the paramount importance of human dignity and self-respect. Above all else, they speak of freedom from spiritual, psychological, as well as physical slavery and oppression. In their attempts to heal the wounds inflicted upon the African peoples by the imperialist nations of the world, Rastafari continually extol the virtue and superiority of African cultures and civilization past and present.

Shawn Garrett - Photo by Romanowski.

Russ Barone - photo by Romanowski.