Irie Magazine | Roots | Rosa Parks
Roots, 2017, December 2017

Roots | Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Chronicle: December 1, 1955 Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called ‘the first lady of civil rights’ and ‘the mother of the freedom movement’. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey […]

Irie Magazine | ROCK | Honest Music
2017, December 2017, Rock

Rock | Honest Music

Rock | Honest Music 21st Century Roots Honest Music is an up and coming independent record label specializing in roots reggae with a modern twist. The majority of the production is made in-house under the guise of Christos and Darryl “Trane” Burke. The label has released 8 albums and singles by some of the brightest […]

Irie Magazine | Reggae | Christos DC
2017, December 2017, Reggae

Reggae | Christos DC

Christos DC Honest Music The artist/ producer Christos DC (aka Christopher Vrenios) was born and in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage, using a nickname given to him by his grandmother to represent the lineage that set the tone of his musical path. It was […]

Irie Magazine | Respect | Akae Beka
2017, December 2017, Respect

Respect | Akae Beka

Akae Beka Akae Beka is the current manifestation of an evolving consciousness. Following a quarter of a century as lead singer and co-founder for the legendary, St. Croix-based band, Midnite, Vaughn Benjamin was inspired to intensify his light when life situations led him to revisit the Book of Enoch. He then realized his preparedness to answer […]

Irie Magazine | Respect | Don Carlos
2017, December 2017, Respect

Respect | Don Carlos

Don Carlos Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) Legendary Reggae Artist – Born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggae’s greatest ever talents, such as King Tubby, an original member of Black […]

Irie Magazine | Respect | Kenyatta Hill
2017, December 2017, Respect

Respect | Kenyatta Hill

Kenyatta Hill Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Kenyatta Hill’s career as a singer began the day his father’s ended.  Joseph Hill, the lead singer/ songwriter of the legendary Jamaican trio Culture, passed away in 2006 while on tour in Europe. Kenyatta, then the band’s sound engineer, stepped from behind the mixing board and onstage to deliver […]

Irie Magazine | Respect | Puma Ptah
2017, December 2017, Respect

Respect | Puma Ptah

Puma Ptah Christopher Smith formerly known as Ras Puma was born in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  His earliest musical memories and inspiration include watching his uncle playing upright bass and guitar in local Mento band and listening to grandmother perform acoustic songs. He was encouraged to enter cultural competitions to which his uncle Mungo […]

Irie Magazine | Respect | Zafayah
2017, December 2017, Respect

Respect | Zafayah

Zafayah Zafayah is a versatile artist and a reggae pioneer in his own country, Bulgaria. A lyrical talent and a producer, he is on a mission to spread the message of love, tolerance and overstanding. At the moment, Zafayah is working on a new EP heading into a more rootical direction as well as on […]

Irie Magazine | Respect | Ras Attitude
2017, December 2017, Respect

Respect | Ras Attitude

Ras Attitude Blessed with one of the Virgin Island’s most crucial voices of Reggae is St. Croix born Ras Attitude. His love for music is one passed down from generations. His mother and Grandmother, both well known for their musical abilities, are the foundation for his established vocals. With the release of his debut album […]

Irie Magazine | REWIND | Stoned Gamer
2017, December 2017, Rewind

Rewind | Stoned Gamer

Stoned Gamer Grand Finale December 9, 2017 The 2017 Stoned Gamer Tournament season started on 4/20 weekend and spanned sixteen qualifying tournaments held across California and Nevada. Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition was the game of the year, and gamers across the country were invited to smoke heroic amounts of cannabis, then competitively game for […]