Rock Jamaica Goes Underground Tuesday to Celebrate Neville Garrick’s Earthstrong


Bob Marley, Family Man & Neville Garrick in London on the Exodus Tour 1977 – Photo Cate Simon

Kress – 6608 Hollywood Blvd. 90028
Doors – 10p, Cost –  Free B4 11p & $10 after

In honor of  Neville Garrick’s Earthstrong Rock Jamaica is taking it to the Basement club of Kress this Tuesday. Come help us celebrate the achievements of one of Jamaica’s most prominent artistic minds who provided the visuals for legendary musicians like Bob Marley, Bunny Wailier, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Marcia Griffith and many more reggae artists.

There will be a special mix of Neville’s favorite classic songs from these artists in a dedication to their music and Neville’s artistry. So come party with a legend and experience how the foundation of music was laid in the ‘Foundation Club’ at Kress where we can go loud and bring you the real underground movement…

Smoking patio available so don’t worry bout elevating your experience…

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An Alluring look inside the Velvet Rope of Global Jet-Setting Trendsetters

As the sun sets on the famous Hollywood Strip  Horizon and gives way to an intoxicating  moonlit sky, you begin to see sultry shadows of style conscious beings emerging and being immediately whisks away to the secret back elevator lift leading  to Hollywood’s known Best & Most Avante Garde future-chic Rooftop Lounge that the city has to offer. Continue reading

Rock Jamaica’s Reggae Tribute To Michael Jackson


Rock Jamaica would like to recognize Michael Jackson’s impact on reggae music as well as his impact on the world. So this Tuesday at Reggae on the Rooftop at Kress we will be featuring some of the best Michael Jackson reggae covers and some of his biggest hits. Please check out some of Michael Jackson’s reggae covers below. Kress 6608 Hollywood Blvd. 90028 click here for additional info…

Tarrus Riley and his version of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”

“The girl is mine” by  Dancehall King Yellow Man and Peter Metro

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‘The Family’ – Feat. Damian ‘Gong’ Marley

In the studio with Damian Gong Marley as he lays down a couple ‘Rock Jamaica’ dub plates. ‘

‘Reggae on the Roof Top’ @ Kress in Hollywood, this Tuesday…

The ‘Rock Jamaica’ family is looking forward to bringing a new Uptown Kingston vibe to Hollywood. Meaning we look forward to seeing a great mix of people from all areas celebrating Jamaican culture in a Hollywood setting such as Kress. For those new to Rock Jamaica expect to hear predominantly Reggae and Dancehall music mixed in with some Hip Hop just like how we throw parties in Kingston. Do not expect to hear too much of the brand new new dancehall music as we have to educate our crowd over these next few weeks by inserting the newest songs slowly. We find when people dont know the song as yet they stop dancing and since Rock Jamaica is a new concept to Hollywood we have to be gentle. But we are confident that eventually we will be able to play more of the newest dancehall hits mixed into hip hop sets. This way we allow our patrons who are new to the Dancehall vibe a chance to dance to songs already familiar to them. We understand that we cannot please everyone with the music selection but we will do out best to find a middle ground. Remember this is not Toronto, Miami or New York where Jamaican culture has infiltrated the city and is even heard on main stream radio stations on the regular. Our Dj Black Gold sound plays off the vibe of the crowd so if the crowd is only dancing to hip hop you may hear more hip hop than normal so please dance to the reggae/dancehall if that your preference (i know i will be).

We look foward to your comments and suggestions so please come out and enjoy yourself. If you have questions about a song please find the closest Jamaican and I am sure the will be happy to date you and then answer your question. ha…


Rock Jamaica’s Trailer #2, ‘The Vibe’, for ‘Reggae on the Roof’ this Tuesday May 19th @ Kress…. ‘


Rock Jamaica News – LA Reggae

Click the fliers below to view Rock Jamaica’s Reggae on the Roof info

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Free i Entertainment’s monthly ‘Rock Jamaica‘ event was the premier Los Angeles reggae party for 2008. Rock Jamaica’s ability to merge the Caribbean crowd with the Hollywood crowd caught the attention of the exclusive roof top venue Kress who was looking  for new events. The two companies met and the hottest summer party was born, Rock Jamaica’s ‘Reggae on the Roof’.  The event will happen weekly beginning Tuesday, May 19th on the spectacular design-driven rooftop lounge of Kress. This summer the Hollywood Reggae scene will be created and the LA Reggae scene will expand.

Thank you for all the emails and comments showing your love for ‘Rock Jamaica’ and asking when we are coming back. As you have read above, we have the privilege of bringing back ‘Rock Jamaica’ this summer to a brand new vwnue, the amazing Kress roof top in Hollywood with a weekly party called ‘Reggae on the Roof’. For those of you who don’t know, Kress is located at 6608 Hollywood Blvd. but you enter in the back off of Schrader which is the cross street.

For those of you new to ‘Rock Jamaica’ get ready for an uptown Kingston experience which features Jamaican and local Dj’s who will spin the best Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop. Yes, we play some hip hop because in Jamaica hip hop is mixed into to most of the parties as hip hop has had a big influence on dancehall, reggae culture and vice versa. Our events bring an influential industry crowd as well as hardcore reggae/dancehall fans creating a unique networking experience surrounded by authentic Jamaican culture. Free i is creating the Hollywood Reggae scene and we are proud to promote the positive aspects of Jamaican culture.

A few things have changed this time around with the ‘Rock Jamaica‘ events. As you will see on the front of the flier we have added Art Director Nesta Garrick, Former Senior Executive with CBS, Peter Mott and Writer/Director Bobby O’neill as hosting the party along with me, Jason Robinson. Nell and Justin are not based in LA right now so once the deal came through with Kress I decided to bring on friends of mine who are experts in their fields, who have worked with me before on Rock Jamaica events and most importantly who are Jamaican themselves. I am predicting that these additions, along with Nell and Justin’s guidance, will take Rock Jamaica to the next level in the LA Reggae party scene.

Justin is now based in Kingston, Jamaica handling business on that end for Free i Entertainment along with working on other business ventures. Nell is still travelling the world doing her modeling, fashion endeavors and, most recently, completed a sohot for Italian GQ. They will fly in at least once a month to attend and help coordinate the Rock Jamaica Reggae on the Roof events.

The entire ‘Rock Jamaica’ crew thanks you for your continued support and looks forward to sharing the 2009 series of Rock Jamaica Reggae on the Roof events with all of you. Please send us your questions, comments and suggestions as your feedback helps us to develop. Subscribe to this blog as I will be constantly updating you on Jamaican popular culture news and Rock Jamaica events.