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$18.00 - $25.00
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Richie Spice: Spice’s appealing brand of roots reggae is characterized by smoothly crooned, impassioned vocals that lovingly caress, as he does on his current romantic boom shot “Brown Skin”, or just as convincingly, deliver the militancy of a righteous rebel warrior on “Open the Door”, or the aura of ancestral mysticism that defines “Motherland Calling”. Guided by the principles of his Rastafarian way of life, Spice’s lyrics rail against injustices and the plight of the oppressed, implore assistance for the youth and extend maximum respect to the ladies. “My responsibility is to use the talent that God gave me as an instrument to uplift people who are facing the struggle worldwide and let them feel happy in themselves,” Spice explains. “It is all about righteousness, and endorsing the love of the people, good over evil and life over death.”
Born Richell Bonner in the Kingston, Jamaica suburb of St. Andrew, Richie Spice hails from a musical family that includes his older brother Pliers (from the deejay/singer duo Chaka Demus and Pliers of “Murder She Wrote” fame) and singer Spanner Banner (best known for his mid 90s hit “Life Goes On”), now a member of the 5th Element family. It was Spanner Banner who initially brought Spice to the recording studio; although the hopeful singer didn’t get the opportunity to record, it opened his eyes to the proficiency that is required to succeed in the reggae industry. “It was a strong learning experience,” Spice recalls. “At that time I tried to record but I was never really ready so I couldn’t manage it. But it show me that there is a lot of work to be done so just do the necessary things until you reach that space where you are supposed to be.”
RnD: RnD started as a side project of Rico Estrada (of Ease Up) and Dominic Blas (of Tribal Theory). Both Rico and Dominic’s bands are based out of San Diego, while they both reside in LA County. Linking up in early 2011, they formed RnD and started playing and making reggae music as a duo. Andres, Rico's brother, joined the group in 2012 on bass guitar. Today they can be found playing music primarily in the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and South Bay building a following of loyal supporters gradually reaching out to the Greater LA county.