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We are proud to represent one of Kingston's most original Roots artists Rassi Hardknocks
RASSI HARDKNOCKS was born in Kingston, Jamaica within the rasta organization of The Twelve Tribes Of Israel. Rassi's earliest musical influences comes from his mother, the singer Marva Gillespie with whom, together with his sister started performing at an early age.
RASSI'S singing career took off when introduced to Jah B from Jah Love Muzik Sound , he travelled around Jamaica as one of the youngest members of the Jah Love family alongside Culture Dan, later on in 1999 Rassi joined the stage with Brigadier Jerry, Culture Dan, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin coinciding with Brigadier highly celebrated return to Jamaica performing in front of 10.000 people.
During 2008 Rassi teamed up whilst in Jamaica with Seenjah from the German Sound system "Natty Vibes Sound" later on travelling to Europe and performing in different countries as well as working on musical projects such as the "Eternal Life, The Mixtape".
In 2015 Rassi released his debut album "GREAT SONGS" a beautiful collection of spiritual songs featuring other artists like Rassi's own mother and singer Marva Gillespie, Micah Shemaiah, Exile di Brave and Jahkime/Eesah.
Also a regular on the mic having performed in different sound systems, JahLoveMuzik, Natty Vibes Sound, (Germany) Vinyl Thursdays (Jamaica) with the EDB family, and Kingston Dub Club (Jamica) showcasing across Europe and Jamaica inna "rockers style".
With top tunes such as "RAGGA INNA MY SOUL" , "AFRICA AWAITS" "FIVE -O" and the acclaimed "LEGAL" by Micah Shemaiah ft Rassi Hardknocks played by legendary David Rodigan on his BBC 1Xtra radio.
Rassi Hardknocks continues his musical career having released eight singles since his album release to include "FIVE O" (RastaToTheBone Records) reaching 1.900.000 views in Reggaeville YouTube Channel, and hitting the 1 million views in 11 weeks since the video release .
RASSI'S extensive music career has brought him to some of Europe's largest musical events such as Germany's Reggae Jam Festival , Reggae in Wulf , Rototom Sunsplash in Spain. RASSI HARDKNOCKS achieved one of his personal highlights when performing for The Ethiopian Crown prince Zere Yacob Asfa Wossen, Haile Selassie I in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
RASSI is now based in London and available across Europe - since moving to London Rassi Hardknocks has released exciting new projects across other genres besides the Roots Reggae and Dub such as Dubstep , Jungle and Breakbeat.
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR NEW MUSIC AND VIDEOS FOR 2021
all video links can be seen below at the bottom of this page
RADICALLY STEPPIN - (Up In Zion Music / RastaToTheBone Records)
DOWNPRESSORS NO MORE - (Up In Zion Music / RastaToTheBone Records)
WORLD TODAY - (RastaToTheBone Records)
KING INNA DI ARENA - (RastaToTheBone Records)
RISE - (Rassi Hardknocks x Iron Dub) - Evidence Music
TELEPHATICAL - (UpInZionMusic/RastaToTheBone Records)
MATRIX RED ALERT (UpInZionMusic / RastaToThebone Records)
Mix & Master: Highnoon Station
Artwork : Kotxetxe
ME NO EZY - Lion Twin Music meets Rassi Hardknocks
JAH LOVE IS - (Bellyfull)
RADICALLY STEPPING - (Bellyfull)
CASH TAG - (UpInZionMusic/WeGenerationMusic)
GREAT SONGS ALBUM
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RAGGA INNA MY SOUL - RASSI HARDKNOCKS
Taken from the Rassi Hardknocks debut album "GREAT SONGS", produced by Natty Vibes Sound & WE Generation Music. Video production: Ring A Ting
NEARLY 2 MILLION VIEWS ! Age Restricted video, please sign up to YouTube to view, thanks
Falling Apart Rassi Hardknocks World Crisis Riddim Lava Voice Productions
Rassi Hardknocks - King inna Di Arena - RastaToTheBone Records
Rassi Hardknocks - King inna Di Arena (Dub) - RastaToTheBone Records
Check out this great video
Legal by Micah Shemaiah ft Rassi Hardknocks Produced by Shamala Productions Shot & Directed by Raatid Magic Films | Sherkhan Chiffr
RASSI HARDKNOCKS voicing for LITTLE LION SOUND
Music is truly international!
CASH TAG - RASSI HARDKNOCKS & THE DUBHOUSE BAND LIVE AT THE GROW IN HACKNEY!
Live in the UK for the First time 2018! Rassi Hardknocks for the 1st The Hootananny Brixton with The Artist Band