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Richie Spice Live & Direct from Jamaica with DJ Jahflex
July 14 @ 9:00 pm - July 15 @ 2:00 am
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, dancehall singer Richie Spice is a member of a musical family that includes Pliers (best known for his production work with Chaka Demus), Spanner Banner, and DJ Snatcher Dogg. He is a member of the Rastafari movement. Some of his most famous songs include, “Youth Dem Cold”, “Groovin’ My Girl”, “Earth A Run Red”, “Marijuana” and “The Plane Land”. is first Jamaican single “Killing a Sound” was produced by Dennis “Star” Hayes. This was followed by “Shine”, produced by Clive Hunt. Spice also teamed up with Hunt for his debut album on the Island Jamaica label from which came his first major hit “Grooving my girl”. His second album included hits such as “Earth a Run Red”, “Living Ain’t Easy”, “Land of Jamaica”, “Time So Rough”, the aforementioned “Grooving My Girl” and many others.
More recently, a remix of one of his more popular tracks, “Marijuana”, by Digital Mystikz’s Coki, renamed “Burnin'” has focused more attention to him in the blossoming dubstep scene coming out of the UK. The original version of “Marijuana” also appears on the These Are Serious Times modern reggae compilation on XL Recordings.
His song “Youth Dem Cold” was featured on Grand Theft Auto IV’s Massive B Soundsytem 96.9 and the ending sound track of Attack the Block.
Spice chose Book of Job as the title for his fifth album, released on 22 February 2011 on VP Records, stating that his commitment to creating uplifting music is as unwavering as Job’s faith was while enduring his many hardships. Richie Spice is a supporter of Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica, and gives a proportion of the proceeds from his performances to the charity.
Doors open at 9 p.m.; dj Jahflex kicks off the show. Winston’s Kitchen will be on hand with delicious Caribbean fare.