Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Outta Road: Great Cover, Video & Riddims

With it's classic dancehall poster artwork, Mr. Vegas's new two-riddim showcase is a brilliantly marketed and presented set of music. The compilation features two riddims, one roots and culture, the other bashment dancehall.

The cover art depicts comically accurate images of a dread with his staff of judgement to represent the roots riddim ("Protector"), and a "shotta" with his gold chain and "gun finger" pose to represent the dancehall riddim, titled "Outta Road."

There has been a renewed appreciation for dancehall posters and reggae folk art, as evidenced by the use of cartoon artist Clovis for several recent album and single covers and LA's Sonos Art Gallery's "Ring Di Alarm" sound system culture art show.

Now watch Mr. Vegas and crew tear up the road with this clever medley video.