Rebelution & friends fill Florida’s Vinoy Park

“There’s nothing like roots reggae music” and you could feel that as you got closer to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL on September 17th. With dub style music in the air, reggae family came from all around to join together for Keznamdi, Kabaka Pyramid and, of course, the amazing Rebelution. The Good Vibes Summer […]

Mykal Rose brings reggae to Santa Barbara

On August 20th, Elings Park in Santa Barbara was blessed with a performance by legendary reggae artist Mykal Rose. To start off the night was Jacob Marquez and The Good Vibes, an up-and-coming local reggae band with an island reggae sound. The way they all connected with the crowd made it feel personal and authentic. […]

Reggae Rise Up finally heading to Vegas Fall of 2021

The iconic inaugural Reggae Rise Up Festival is coming to Las Vegas on October 9th and 10th at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, after being postponed due to COVID last year. Good news is, the lineup stayed relatively the same, including reggae heavyweight headliners Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, with other incredible groups joining […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Feel Good Today”

Ras Fraser Jr. returns in the new video for his forthcoming single “Feel Good Today”, premiering today ahead of its public release only on Top Shelf Music! The established Jamaican dancehall artist pays tribute to the late Slaughta Bone — an Atlanta legend gone too soon. Instead of dwelling in sadness for the loss, Ras […]

Rebelution performs at Berkley’s historic Greek Theatre

Rebelution… wow, what a night at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California! It is an amazing venue and Top Shelf Music was so happy to cover this show on August “Friday the 13th”, 2021 Before a recap, we want to appreciate the amazing William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre. This is the longest running outdoor amphitheater […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Jealousy”

Rastafarian Ras Fraser Jr. returns in this comedic world video premiere of “Jealousy”, a song previously featured on the Sheng Slang Riddim album via Giddimani Records. The single asks why people carry such jealousy of others around in their hearts — “God knows!?” Greed and envy manifest in many ways, even at an everyday car […]

Meet Maka Roots: man of conscious roots & livity

Maka Roots has been an essential constituent inside the melting pot of great San Diego music, performing live for over three decades with the likes of Pato Banton and beyond. Maka Roots’ musical career has taken him from California to Hawaii and back, playing keyboard in many bands before his solo debut. Elevating and empowering […]

Cali Roots finalizes lineup for May 2022

I don’t know about you, but the minute the world started shutting down due to COVID the second week of March 2020, the first thing I thought about was “there’s no way this will affect Cali Roots, it’s too far out”. Then, like the festival gods were listening and wanted to punish me, the announcement […]

Ziggy Marley at the Ventura Fairgrounds: Show 1

The return of the Concerts in Your Car series at Ventura Fairgrounds began on April 17th, with Ziggy Marley doing two beautiful shows in honor of his father, Bob Marley, on the 40th anniversary of his death. Energetically kicking off the concert, Ziggy’s singer and DJ daughter Zuri Marley opened up, with her hits to […]

Ziggy Marley at the Ventura Fairgrounds: Show 2

On April 17th, Ventura County was blessed with two legendary back-to-back performances by GRAMMY Award-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley, in the form of a drive-in concert. The venue was put together to accommodate social distancing, reggae lovers and fun-seeking fans from all walks of life. Attendees arrived in their own personal vehicles and every automobile […]

Turbulence transmits new single, “Celebration of Life”

Jamaican born reggae artist Turbulence is here to help prepare you for his forthcoming album with the new, uplifting single “Celebration of Life”. Aptly titled, the track is nothing but exactly what the name suggests — a full-on celebration of this thing we call life. Being born may be seen as a curse that none […]

Blvk H3ro x Green Lion Crew release hard-hitting “Higher Heights” single

Jamaican singer-songwriter Blvk H3ro is back, collaborating with American producers Green Lion Crew for the first time in his latest “Higher Heights” single. The moral-meets-dancehall track encapsulates the confusion and fear of this past year perfectly, being written in H3ro’s home in 8 Mile, JA at the onset of the lockdown in March. “I know […]

Buju Banton unveils “Buried Alive” acoustic exclusive

Jamaican reggae legend Buju Banton is back with a new acoustic release of the hit song, “Buried Alive”, exclusively available now as an Amazon Music Original. The song became a fan favorite on his most recent album, Upside Down 2020, the first for Banton since his release from incarceration and return to Jamaica in 2018. […]

Akae Beka teams with Chronixx in “Black Carbon”

A mastermind of spiritually-conscious reggae, Rastafarian Vaughn Benjamin brings forth music from the grave in his new Akae Beka single “Black Carbon”, featuring reggae revival catalyst Chronixx. Vaughn’s untimely passing in 2019 did not deter Akae Beka’s co-founding member Ron, brother of Vaughn, from releasing yet another beautifully-executed call to action with the late singer […]

Bonafide ‘s “Start and Stop” video begs world for peace

Jamaican born and Vegas-based reggae band Bonafide brings to the forefront the ongoing evils of police brutality towards people of color in America in their new “Start And Stop” music video. Not only that, but they do so alongside son of one of the biggest freedom fighters ever lived, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The video […]