WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “Back Trax”

Everyone’s favorite reggae-rap artist, Inna Vision, returns with a world premiere for “Back Trax” off his latest Link Up album. The LP, off Roots Musician Records, hit the charts back in June of 2018 and features instant hits like “O.G. IV”, “Real Type Of Cop” and (naturally) the title track “Link Up”. After several videos […]

Scallywag San Diego 2018 vlog

Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose explores the last stop of Scallywag Fest 2018 in sunny San Diego, California in a skankin’ vlog style. Presented by 91x, performances included Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, The Interrupters and Beach Goons. The first half of the day, festivalgoers were revelling in free beer […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Gonzo x Inna Vision “Show You Love”

Everyone loves a good team-up album. The soulful sounds of Tribal Seed’s Gonzo and the reggae-rap flows of Inna Vision have recently joined forces to create a collab album exceeding everyone’s expectations entitled Curricular Style. The new album, available everywhere off Roots Musician Records, features the two going head-to-head in love songs, call to actions […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Katchafire “100”

New Zealand roots-reggae rockers Katchafire brings another track to life off their latest LEGACY LP in this world video premiere of “100”. As an ode to family, the video for the single starts with footage from Katchafire tours: rolling down the Las Vegas Strip, seeing “Katchafire” on a big marquee, roaming random downtown streets and […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Sun-Dried Vibes “I & I” lyric video

Southeast reggae rockers Sun-Dried Vibes (SDV) are proud to debut their artsy lyric video for “I & I” off their latest Stay Hopeful LP here on Top Shelf Reggae! The album, out earlier this year via Space Duck Records and debuting at #3 on the Billboard Reggae chart, exemplifies the band’s persistent effort to grow […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Barbic “Break Free” feat. Ras Fraser Jr.

The hustler out of San Jose, Ben Barbic, is back with this world premiere for “Break Free”: a hometown heavy video for the track off Rebel Sound Records and featuring rasta artist Ras Fraser Jr. Bursting onto the reggae charts in 2013 with his lead single “Rat Race”, Barbic has manufactured three albums since and […]

Sammy J sits down at Cali Roots 9

Sammy “J” Johnson sits down after his Day One performance on the main Bowl Stage at Cali Roots 9 in Monterey, California to chat with Top Shelf Reggae’s Kristy Rose. Coming off of his Sleepwalker tour, Sammy J chats about his latest Sleepwalker EP, his upbringing, getting back in the studio, his eternal love for […]

Catching up with New Kingston at California Roots 2018

Brooklyn-based family band, New Kingston, sits down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose after they kicked off the Bowl Stage Day Three at the 9th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, California. With their dad resting, the three brothers of New Kingston talk about their upcoming European summer tour, the vibes […]

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018: Day Two vlog

Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose returns to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California for Day Two of Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018, capturing the entire day in top vlog fashion. Following sensational Day One performances, such as Jack White, Neil Young and The Pretenders, Day Two attendees were ready to rage, starting with a Prince […]

A smoke break with Yaadcore at Cali Roots 2018

Protoje personal DJ Yaadcore takes a break from spinning the Bowl Stage at Cali Roots 9 in Monterey, California to chat with journalist Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae – all the while smoking a much earned spliff! Being the first to spin Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx on the airwaves, Yaadcore has quickly become one […]

The Hip Abduction chats at Cali Roots 2018

The Hip Abduction chats with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose after their Bowl Stage performance at Cali Roots 2018 in Monterey, California. With their fourth full-length album coming, The Hip Abduction members chat about their first California show, what’s next for the band, the meaning behind their band name, their ice cream addiction and […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “O.G IV”

Maui’s original roots musician Inna Vision is taking his status literally in his new hip hop-meets-Hawaii single “O.G IV” off the latest Link Up album via Roots Musician Records and produced by Rick Haze: a track who’s subject matter converges everything the artist has worked so hard for over the years with the family that […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ataru “Salvation”

More from the recent African Trod Riddim compilation off Rebel Sound Records, Ataru chants “salvation out there and I know I’m going to find it” in this world video premiere for “Salvation” shot by Small Axe Entertainment’s Cally B and APS Columbian Films. With fast cutting, the video begins with a backwards montage of Ataru […]

KBong drops new track & video for “Easy To Love You”

If he’s not slaying the keyboards with Stick Figure, Hawaii’s KBong is livin’ it up creating his own music in whatever spare time he had. In his newly released single and music video for the new track “Easy To Love You,” KBong teams up with The Movement to up the ante. The new track is […]

Kyle Smith sits down at Cali Roots 9

Kyle Smith and drummer Scotty B sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 at California Roots Festival 2018. Kyle Smith won the Pop-Up contest to be featured that weekend on the Weedmaps Stage, so the band talks their upcoming performance, what’s to come this summer and hypothetical collabs. Artist links: Facebook […]