Addis Swaby was born in Redbank new jersey in 1989 to Karen Scott and Horace Swaby better known to the world as Augustus Pablo. Brought to live amongst his father at his home in Kingston Jamaica within the Rockers International Home Studio Pablo being a world renounced Reggae legend for creating his own unique style of playing which is associated with the Far East sound of Don Drummmond , the use of a instrument which was still considered to be a child’s toy though he was not the first musician to incorporate the melodica into reggae music he was the most recognized for bringing
it to the forefront as a lead instrument . Reverbnation
Born in the ghetto of La Horqutta in Trinidad, at a young age Khari
Kill discovered his gift of song writing and love for Reggae music.
Khari Kill bases
his name and lyrics on trying to end oppression, injustice, racism, poverty and evil principalities in both high and low places. ....
Khari performs with high energy and spirit and has performed in
Europe, the Caribbean Islands and in numerous states in the U.S. with
this hit debut
single " Picture of Selassie" on the Massive B label, which went straight to 1 on reggae charts world wide. His music is buzzing throughout the streets
of New York City and is circulating on all underground radio stations as well as stations including Hot 97 FM, Power 105.1 FM and WBLS 107.5 FM.
His video's can be seen on MTV Tempo, PLUSH TV, BETJ, RE TV and other Caribbean networks. ....
Brooklyn native Rocker-T has been guided by a higher power and life
experience to vocalize the messages of peace, love and equality
is a promoter of truth and rights through music. His array of musical knowledge and the spiritual teachings he’s acquired throughout life have enabled
him to not only blaze trails in many genres, but to create a unique voice which touches spirits around the world from all walks of life.
At the tender age of three, Toby Petter Herskind Sorensen began
learning songs and singing in the church choir. He was trained to play
the piano and
sing by his mother who encouraged him to master the classics. Knowing he wanted to be a performer at an early age, he eagerly watched the likes of
Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in the movies. His love of The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix inspired him to write songs and study the guitar. When he
first watched Joan Baez’s performance in the Woodstock movie (a poignant moment that would come full circle many years later) the cornerstone of
the construction of the emcee/singer/songwriter to be named "Rocker-T" was placed.
During junior high school, he became influenced by U2, Earth, Wind
& Fire, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Devo. He also got heavily into the
Ska, Punk and
New Wave sound. At the same time, rap music was emerging in New York and groups such as Run DMC, BDP, and Eric B and Rakim really took hold
of his ears. Rocker-T’s name is inspired by his need to rock out and by the name of his favorite rapper of the day, T La Rock. During these days, he
also heard Bob Marley and the Wailers for the first time, and this would become another brick in the construction of his musical career. While in high
school, he formed his own rock, new wave, and punk bands, all of which were met with much acclaim by students and faculty alike. It was these bands
that transformed into the wildly popular and notable Ska-Reggae fusion band The Ska-Danks.
Rocker-T’s musical tastes and styles continued to evolve and in 1995,
he headed to the west coast to join Jah Levi and the Higher Reasoning,
toured extensively from Seattle to Santa Cruz. He also travelled to Jamaica where he performed at the Portmore Entertainment Center opening for
Jr. Cat and Capleton. During this time he was initiated by Elder Lidj Ras Menelik Da Costa and Rastafari Elder Ras Pidow into the true and living
science of Word, Sound & Power and Nyabinghi chanting and drumming. By now, Rocker-T had been getting deeper into his consciousness and
began the study of tantric and daoist practices such as yoga and kung-fu. This deeper spiritual lifestyle began to take precedence in his life and
dominate his lyrics. In this same year, he was asked to be one of the main front men for the newly-formed and presently renowned Cannabis Cup
Band and played the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup for the first of eleven times. Notably, he backed and sang with Rita Marley for Bob Marley's
induction into the Cannabis Hall of Fame, and opened for Spearhead, Culture and Andrew Tosh. He ultimately became the DJ Coordinator for the
entire event and organized shows involving local deejays and artists like Jamalski, Luciano, Kymani Marley and Bushman.
In 1996, Rocker-T and Skadanks parted ways and in 1997 he returned to
New York to team up with long-time Ska-Scene brethrens King Django of
the Stubborn All-Stars and Agent Jay of the Slackers and Crazy Baldhead. That same year he produced and released his first solo album “Nicer by
the Hour” with Agent Jay and Victor Rice for Stubborn Records. He continued to record many singles for King Django including “Fiya Bunn Roam”
and "Dread Inna Mi Heart". These singles announced the “re-awakening” of Rocker-T. The NYC Rocksteady scene was in full swing and he formed
the International Rastafarian Transport (IRT) Band which performed constantly around the scene in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Rocker-T is an international underground sensation who is respected
by many top artists of several genres, and this popularity has enabled
tour Japan with Jamalski, Europe with the NYC Ska Mob, the West Coast several times in many forms, the US twice with the IRT Band (once with Shinehead), and in Mexico, Trinidad, and Panama. He has recorded internationally including three songs produced in Germany for Dr. Ring Ding’s
album “Diggin Up Dirt” and “Sensi in the Club” recorded while living in Amsterdam, released by Owen Maigret's Conquering Lion Soundz. His West
Coast tours with Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi were a major influence on West Coast sound systems as they saturated the area with their authentic
Jamaican style sound system.
In 2000, Rocker-T appeared at Reggae on the River, an event that was marked by the obvious excitement of the backstage staff and front row fans
over his presence. It was also at Reggae on the River that Rocker-T met and established a relationship with Joan Baez, the music icon who had
greatly influenced his career early on, and with whom he would later record “The Way Life Should Be” in 2009. He was clearly the local favorite when
he played the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in 2001 and 2004 and has played many top venues including NYC's Central Park, CBGBs, B.B.
Kings, The Fillmore, The Hollywood House of Blues, Fox Theatre in Boulder and the Melkweg in Amsterdam to name a few.
Rocker-T has maintained his youthful exuberance, energy and sound
quality both onstage and off throughout his twenty seven year career
spiritual and holistic lifestyle, and a grand love of life and music. He has been a huge influence on every music scene he has been involved in, leading
the way for such artists as Matisyahu, Gentleman and Alborosie, and groups like Soja and Groundation, beginning at a time when American born
artists really did not perform hip hop, roots or dancehall in a West Indian Patois. Due to his skill set he is sure to have even greater influence now and
in the future. A man whose life seems to have been created for music, Rocker-T is a happy pulsating force with so much energy and love to share with
Rocker-T is now the official US EmCee for Neil Perch's Zion Train and he currently performs with the Fyah Squad Band, Dubsmashers and Jah
Warrior Shelter and holds solo healing and channeling ceremonies. He has spent the past nine years producing his newest album "The Hurban
Warrior of Peace," due to be released in 2013 with an preluding EP entitled "From Brooklyn To Oakland" arriving December 2012. Rocker-T.com
To understand Bobby Hustle, you’ll have to understand the origins
of this Seattle, Washington native. Bringing reggae to a city known for
Nirvana and the grunge alike, Bobby reminds the masses that Seattle has room for reggae. Representing Seattle and its own islands with the
support of Dynasty Records, Bobby Hustle invites you to his…well, his hustle.
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, just west of Seattle, Bobby was inspired by a diverse range of reggae artists such as Garnet Silk, Cocoa Tea,
Beres Hammond, Lutan Fyah, Taurus Riley, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel. Bobby stays true to the message of the island life and
combines it with the current dancehall culture that holds its own in the Pacific Northwest.
Through Dynasty Records, Bobby Hustle has released songs getting strong play in the dancehall as well as on radio airwaves the world over. On the
Alive riddim released in April 2011 is "On The Run" and on GT Taylor’s Steady Flow riddim his "Search For It" has enjoyed great rotation in Jamaica.
On the summer 2011 Party Town riddim he released "Tun It Up", which spent five months on the Hot ‘n’ Fresh Top 15 chart in Holland, reaching as
high as #3.
Aside from his work with Dynasty Records, he has recorded songs for other record labels including Delly Ranx’s Pure Music label, Bread Back
Productions, ZJ Sparks, Hot Coffee Music and the aforementioned GT Taylor of IRIE FM. His performance style on stage is full of energy and he
creates a mood that gets the fans involved. Performances have included a 2011 West Coast tour of the U.S. with Jamaica's Konshens as well as
work regionally on festivals and as an opening for artists like Gentleman, Gappy Ranks, Serani, Mr. Vegas, Lutan Fyah, Perfect, Delly Ranx,
Bobby Hustle's early 2011 mixtape CD release, “Go Harder” featured a collection of 21 songs that still compete with any of the "hardest" sets on the
street. Later that year, he released his first EP called “Always On The Hustle”, a five-song disc including his hit “Search For It” off the Steady Flow
riddim and his rising single “Inna Rizzla”. “Inna Rizzla” was an instant success and jumped onto the New England Reggae Top 10 Charts in the U.S.
in December 2011, and has been featured on sound system mixes worldwide.
In January 2012, Bobby Hustle recorded his tune “7th Tim Rise”,
released by Larger Than Life Records. Promoting hard work and
the face of life’s obstacles, Bobby’s tune shot around the world and in April 2012, it wound up at #1 on the Hot ‘n’ Fresh Top 15 charts in Holland.
The Hustle’s music is a result of his lifelong love for reggae and
tireless hours in the studio finding his voice. Bobby’s message fits in
with the overall
mission of the Dynasty Records crew, to bring modern reggae to a wider audience of listeners and in so doing help build the "dynasty" for reggae
worldwide. Considered an up-and-coming talent, the support and producing expertise of Dynasty Records allows Bobby to be a total artist. His
knack for writing strong hooks and flowing on the latest trends in music are clear signs that this is an artist whose time to shine is here. Reverbnation