Italian Reggae singer Alborosie creating a havoc in the UK - "Herbalist"


Alborosie.jpgAlborosie, Italian Reggae singer based in Jamaica is making a major impact in Europe with his last single, "Herbalist." According to Dubvendor, England's most influential 7inch distributor of Reggae, "Herbalist" was the number 1 selling 45' for weeks.

"Herbalist" created quite a bit of excitement and controversy in Jamaica. After massive radio rotation and video rotation, it was banned by the Jamaica Broadcast Commission (JBC), which prevented the single from gaining its full course in Jamaica. However, now it is gaining full course overseas.

There has been a high level of anticipation from fans of the music waiting to see what Alborosie is coming with next as an artist/producer. He recently produced his first studio LP in 6 years, Soul Pirate. This LP describes his passion, love and continuing journey in Jamaica. "Call Up Jah" is the next single, which will be released from this LP. The video was recently shot by MTV Italy in Kingston.

As the focal artist of Forward Records, Alborosie is no stranger to the music scene. He was born in Sicily in 1977 and was quickly recognized as a young virtuoso, playing numerous instruments including guitar, piano, bass and drums.

In 1993, he formed a Reggae band in Italy called Reggae National Tickets. Under BMG Records Italia, Alborosie's band sold over 200,000 units by the year 2000. This came on the heels of his first performance in Jamaica at Sunsplash 1999 and Sumfest 2000.

He has written a number of singles for many international artists and produced music for J Records, Mario, Angie Stone, Virgin France's Les Nubians, Jimmy Cozier and Manu Chao. His current production on the road is the XXL riddim featuring Beenie Man, Sizzla, Elephant Man, himself, Voice Mail, Red Rat, Danny English, Tony Fisher, Ms.Thing and others through Geejam.