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Fresh from the studio, Rootstime Jamaica artist Bobby Boom under the Noni tree in Kingston, Jamaica. Classic picture here (from right to left): Ras Maka; China; Pinchers, Bobby Boom, and singer Mitch. Boom been working on some new tracks with the RootsTime family and the vibe nice. Singer and musician coming together inna collective effort to make great music for music lovers around the world: “Collective Security,” so Jah say.

This shot bring memories of a great show ini did with Pinchers (toastin the green bottle) at Rockers Night Club, with Jah Soldiers band in San Diego, California a few moons ago…  Another artist in the pic here, to the right of Boom, is singer Mitch who used to sing in a singing group with Da’Ville; before Da’Ville start his quite successful solo career.

The Noni tree above them is a great medicine plant used around the tropics and South Pacific cultures; especially here in Hawaii. Basic recipe for Noni Juice: Pick the ripe fruit, Put in a sealed glass jar and let the ripening fruit “sweat” juice that one drinks as a tonic. One of the highest sources of vitamin C an immune enhancer, defense against virus and infection, as well mood lift and sense of well being. Taste a bit like apple cider vinegar but more sweet in the early stages of fermentation. Some people keep a jar fermenting for years, to use when a powerful health tonic is needed. The leaves can be used for sprains, bruises, and other inflamation; and the rest of plant has many medicinal and practical uses.

Irie vibes from the RootsTime family under the Noni tree inna Yaad! Collective effort world wide! Up Up!!!!!!! One blessed love… Roots Time is Now!

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Rootstime Production Presents New Music EP from Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert – Tables Turning

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Rootstime Production presents this highly anticipated EP from Musical Sniper (aka Rappa Robert) titled “Tables Turning”: Featuring all New Music; Including the chart topping single: “Gone”; the title track: “Tables Turning”; a conscious dancehall single: “For The Youths”; and “God First”: Plus a special bonus track: “Believe”.

It is his love of DJing that honed the rhythmic vocal precision heard in these new songs, along with years of experience and influence from singers like Freddie McGregor and Stevie Wonder; that are paramount to the quality of lyrics and smooth singing voice heard in Musical Sniper’s new music. His voice has been compared to the great Jimmy Cliff; also Maxi Priest, and singer Tabby of The Mighty Diamonds.

This EP is a package of rich cultural music that reflects the times we are living in, and gives hopeful solutions for the future. The title track: “Tables Turning” takes into account people’s uprising against dictators and corrupt leaders all over the world; And “For the Youths”, an anthem for children of poverty, features african style tenor guitar lines and reggae rooted drum and bass. The hit single “Gone” calls out the trend of using other people’s suffering for one’s personal financial gain. “God First” is a reggae gospel song combining conscious lyrics, a driving drum and bass groove, and call and response harmonies. A special added bonus track; “Believe” has an up-lifting message that we can overcome the toughest challenges by remaining positive and steadfast on our purpose and goals in life.

Musical Sniper alongside Rootstime Production, represent a uniquely seasoned sound perfected through time; invested in quality of production and craft; standing predominant in the ‘generic’ and ‘cookie-cutter’ production so common today. Musical Sniper – “Tables Turning” EP is a must have for your music collection.

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Official Rootstime Production New Website is Up!


We have been working hard to produce the freshest original and highest quality music from the top artists in reggae music like: Luciano, Anthony B, Tippa Irie, Freddie McGregor, Rappa Robert aka Musical Sniper, Yami Bolo, Peter Hunnigale, and more…. At the same time we are in the process of up-grading the official Rootstime Production website. Take a look, show support for the Rootstime musical mission. Check out the web-store for one-of-a-kine Rootstime t-shirt designs available only at Rootstime

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Rootstime Production Presents the artist Soul Redemption

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Soul Redemption (aka Moroni, or Bradda Mo), born and raised on the “Big Island” of Hawai’i, is a Native Hawaiian musician who keeps and maintains his cultural roots with his expression through song. In step with the ancient tradition, where there is no separation between music, the chant (or song), and life itself; Soul Redemption’s music is culturally interwoven with life and the living breath of life, or “Ha” (in Hawaiian), where heart and soul flows through every lyric.
He has been compared to reggae singers; Luciano, and Lucky Dube; but it is his uniquely Hawaiian musical roots, reggae foundation, and charismatic lyrical delivery that Rootstime production wanted to highlight and bring to the world on the iDrop Riddim (aka Rootstime Riddim): Various Reggae Artists compilation album.
The track by Soul Redemption – “Love Is” ; recorded remotely in a “little grass shack” by the beach; is an example of his love life passion, and features his whole “Ohana” (family), including his own kids, and many nieces and nephews on the chorus line.
Soul Redemption believes in music’s ability to empower and unite all under one love and mutual understanding, through a direct conscious, and positive lyrical message.

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NOW on iTunes; iDrop Riddim (aka Rootstime Riddim): Various Reggae Artists

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Rootstime Production is honored to present the iDrop Riddim (aka Rootstime Riddim): Various Reggae Artists project. The full length album is now available for digital download world wide. Give thanks for the the support of all the various artists, musicians, studios, and engineers involved from around the world….Completion of the project would not have been possible without this collective effort; And for that we are truly blessed. Sample mixes from the iDrop album, along with exclusive dub mixes, and listen to other Rootstime prod. projects at

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Rootstime Production presents the artist: Kalani Kealoha

Kalani Kealoha_artist pic (color=COA)Native Hawaiian singer Kalani Kealoha began singing Hawaiian music as a child. His soulful voice gained the attention of the many traditional Hawaiian musicians and singers in his Ohana (family). His influences range from traditional Hawaiian, to R&B, and reggae. Kalani’s vocal abilities helped him win a Hawaiian Hoku award in 1995, and have made him the goto harmony guy for many local “Jawaiian” artists, where his brief featured solo performances are always a hit with the crowd.

Though it could be said that he is everyone’s “side man” or a “harmony singer”, his stage presence and ability during solo features is what lead to Kalani being asked to be a feature artist on the Rootstime Production label; iDrop Riddim (aka Rootstime Riddim): Various Reggae Artists album.

Kalani Kealoha’s tune, “Irie Eyes”, produced by Grammy nominated reggae guitarist Jason “Jahson” Murphey for Rootstime Production, features his smooth “lover’s rock” style vocals and the sweet Hawaiian Lap-Steel guitar of legendary Hawaiian musician, Greg Sardina. This unique combination of lap-steel guitar over the roots reggae iDrop Riddim (aka Rootstime Riddim), highlights Kalani Kealoha’s “Hawaiian style” vocals and brings a fresh new style to the world of reggae music.

Produced by Jason “Jahson” Murphey for Rootstime Production llc (2013).

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Rootstime Production presents the artist: Ishmel McAnuff


Ishmel Mcanuff (aka: Little Lion, Little Dragon, Trouble Double, et Kenniyata, Ishmael, Ishmel, and Macklaw) was born July 27, 1984 in Kingston Jamaica. Ishmel is the son of reggae great Winston Mcanuff and Viviene Johnson. Coming from a musical family Ishmel was on stage from an early age during Reggae Sunsplash 1987 at 2 ½ years old while his dad was performing: Watching and waiting he caught his dad’s eye, asking for the mic forcing his father to stop on stage and give him the mic. He fearlessly approached the crowd smiling, waving, and dancing, and then gave the mic back to his dad. This moment is etched in his earliest memories and is a testament to his charismatic performances to this day. At 7 years old, with the encouragement of his mother, he started DJing at parties and events, and at 9 he began writing and singing his own songs. At 10 Ishmel recorded his first song titled; “Me a Old Don” at Matic Studio in Christiana, Machester. Living in Kingston, violence was very high, so he left Kingston and moved to the country in Christiana Manchester. In 1996 at Treasure Beach St. Elizabeth, Ishmel (going by the stage name was “Little Lion”) opened for Dennis Brown, Culture and Tyrone Taylor .

Ishmel’s talent for music, and comfortable stage presence, also helped him win The Best Junior Actor in “Jamaica Gold” while attending Jamaica’s Knox College 1998. In that same year he continued his musical journey, opening for Bounty Killer and Baby Cham at Fayers Entertainments Mandeville, now going by the stage name; “Trouble Double”. In year 2000 Ishmel was the winner of the GT Taylor Red Label competition. Since then, Ishmel has not stopped moving forward with his musical career, recording and touring in Europe extensively. Ishmel Mcanuff  has his own naturally inspired style, and is a charismatic performer that is sometimes compared to Sizzla, Capleton, and Jah Mason. Rootstime production is honored to have Ishmel Mcanuff be a part of the upcoming album: iDrop Riddim (aka Rootstime Riddim): Various Reggae Artists. His tune, “Time a Get Tough” carries the strength and wisdom in lyrical advice from his mom, as well as a custom lead melody guitar that is unique to his track, with the guitar highlighting Ishmel’s emotional delivery and lyrical content, making it a standout on the album.

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