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Rock Steady EP

  • Artists Nappy Riddem
  • Release Date 2013-09-03
  • Labels Fort Knox Recordings
  • Catalog FKX066
  • Description Since releasing their debut album on Fort Knox Recordings in 2011, NAPPY RIDDEM has been busy touring nationwide and releasing a string of remixes, transforming itself into an uplifting and conscious reggae band that is funky enough to pack the dancefloor. Started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem, NAPPY RIDDEM is now joined in the studio and on stage by drummer Jon Modell. The Rock Steady EP contains four upbeat reggae tracks that represent NAPPY RIDDEMs fresh new sound! The EP starts off strong with a track that shows the group is serious about the healing of the nation. I Wish is a deep and meaningful track that reaches the soulful depth of Mustafa Akbars vocals. The title track, Rock Steady oozes positivity with a groovy, rocksteady vibe, and features Rex Riddem on Ukulele and lead vocals. Keeping the dance vibe going is Rastaman, rudeboy defiance on top of an irresistible stepping beat results in pure fire! Closing out the EP is Red Blood, featuring Brittany Tanner on additional vocals, a emotional ballad for the people, it is sweet and full of soul. The Nappy Riddem sound has developed into its own brand of Dancehall Funk that moves bodies, hearts, and minds. The Rock Steady EP represents a new beginning for this exciting band from Washington, DC. Reggae for the dancefloor, messages for the people, and fresh beats for the heads.

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