LargeUp Premiere: Rocker-T Meets Mykal Rose + Mr. Williamz on “Disgrace”



Brooklyn-born, Oakland-based conscious dancehall reggae pioneer Rocker-T will release his new album, The Return of the Tru Ganjaman, June 17th. The 19-track project features collaborations with the legendary Mykal Rose, Prezident Brown and U.K. reggae star Gappy Ranks as well as up and coming artists Mr Williamz, Skip Wicked, Mama T, Ras Indio and Jah Wave. Look for the CD on Luvinnit Productions, Rocker-T’s independent record label as well as digitally on Itunes and the like.

The first offering from the album, premiering worldwide here on LargeUp, is a roots and culture chune that will have lighters flicking in the air from Jamaica to Germany. “Disgrace” opens with Black Uhuru’s Mykal Rose delivering his signature ad-lib vocals on a simple, yet catchy, chorus that will stay on your mind for the rest of the day…”Babylon dem a big disgrace, dem nah want di yutes dem fi progress.” The song stays solid as Rocker-T drops a heavy verse filled with gems on the dutty ways Babylon keeps us down, and U.K. deejay Mr Williamz locks down the final verse giving praise to Jah in the most high. The production on Disgrace is in a dubwise style with huge, lumbering bass lines and masterful horns echoing in the background… this could easily be a big riddim for 2016, were some other artists to voice it. As Rocker-T says, “You fi bless and not stress di yutes dem progress.” Do the knowledge, put this one on repeat and tun it up loud!


LargeUp Premiere: Rocker-T Meets Mykal Rose + Mr. Williamz on “Disgrace”


New Rocker-T track “Herbalist feat. Mama T” from ‘The Return of the Tru Ganjaman’ getting airplay on the No Pigeonholes radio show, featured on KKUP 91.5 FM in Santa Cruz and throughout continental Europe

No Pigeonholes
European Edition on Radio Marabu
hosted by Don Campau
June 2016 program 2
artist/title/ album/ label-source
Rocker -T featuring Mama T/ Herbalist/ The Return Of The Tru Ganjaman/ IDC CD
Gabby Lala/ Alarm Clock/ I Know You Know I Know/ Gabby Gab CD
Hildadisco/ Love/ Suns Up/—DL
Katharina Tunicata/ Influence You/ Black Widow/ —CD
The Chris Busche Band/ The Catch 22/ The Walls We build/ Dingdog CD
Kickstart/ All The Trouble /—/—CD
Ray Paul/ I Love It/ Whimsicality/ Permanent Press CD
Steve Kusaba/ Mercury To Jupiter/ Life Cycle Of The Proletariat/—CD
Jeanne Lozier/ Beg And Plead/ Backroom Blues Vol 2/ Bongo Boy CD
Savodelli- Casarano- Bardoscia/ The Great Gig In The Sky, Money/ The Great Gig In The Sky/ Moonjune CD
Zhongyu/ Apple Of My Mind’s Eye 2/  Zhongyu Is Chinese For Finally/ Moonjune CD
David W Donner/ Avesah/ Eterna/ —CD
Geoff Hall/ Gone But Not Forgotten/ Understanding The Signs/ —CD
Stations that broadcast No Pigeonholes:
KKUP Edition> 2nd and 4th Sundays 3-5 PM, on KKUP, 91.5FM
European Edition> broadcast twice monthly by Radio Marabu throughout continental Europe ( and archived for the internet).
No Pigeonholes EXP> broadcast and streamed live on KOWS-FM ( 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays 6-8 PM Pacific Time.> all experimental music.
Radio On> independent radio from Berlin.