I was thinking of writing about Rory and his very impressive US Open win, but didn’t really watch much of it, so that went out the window. Is he the next Tiger or Arnie? I don’t really want to debate that since he has ONE major, compared to Tiger’s 14 or Arnie’s 7. Hell, why doesn’t anyone like to compare him to Gary Player? I feel like his 9 majors are the most overlooked of any of golf’s “superstars”. Lets wait until Rory wins each of the majors before we make comparisons to the all-time greats. It feels like comparing Lebron to MJ a couple weeks ago all over again. Anyways, I said awhile back I’d put up some reggae artists, but haven’t really come through on that. Since I called reggae the golf of sports awhile back, in that everyone plays/listens to it, but most don’t really know many artists/players. It seemed like a good time to revive the series as I start bumping more reggae with the weather heating up.
This Sizzla song is as close as you’ll see me listening to the Beanie Man or Sean Paul type of reggae. I’m more of a dub reggae fan, but once in awhile you break the mold. The one below is my favorite of his, and my second favorite song of his is, Give Me a Try.
Today is the unofficial holiday in the US for weed. In Cali there’s always quite a bit of celebration going on, and especially in cities like SF. I remember one year going to a parade in SF, and many people were dressed up like different types of weed, bongs and hippie stuff. One thing is for sure during this day, there’s no trouble started from these groups celebrating. It might be one of the least threatening holidays there is. This John Holt song came out back in 2001, and was one of my favorite songs in my early college years! For some reason a lot of people think this is Eek-a-mouses song, but it doesn’t sound like him so I’m not sure why that is…
With opening day for baseball, and the weather hitting the high 80′s and low 90′s over the last couple days in LA, I found myself busting out the reggae music. I’m not sure why, but every year I seem to listen to a lot more reggae during the summer than the other months in the year. Maybe it’s the whole kick back and chill outside by the grill attitude that summer brings. Whatever the case, I thought I’d share with our readers my favorite reggae DUB band 10 Ft. Ganja Plant. It’s strange that of all my friends I can only think of two that really listen to reggae as much as me. I’m kinda glad it’s not mainstream like hip-hop. It’s like following the golf of music, everyone kinda likes playing it, but most people don’t know much about it or the bands. This Born Free track might be better served for a holiday like the 4th of July, but it’s my favorite track of theirs, and the lead singer sounds a lot like Bob Marley. Plus, when I was in little league our baseball coach used to play reggae for our batting practice to try to give us some riddim mon. If you want me to keep posting reggae artists that you probably haven’t heard, let me know. If not, this could be a one and done with the reggae posts.