The Movement Is Good As “Gold” In Phil’s Picks’ 2016 Top 10 New Reggae Albums List

Courtesy:  Rootfire Cooperative

Courtesy: Rootfire Cooperative

Reggae is one of the most overlooked genres in the vastness of the musical universe.  Its reputation has for ages served more as a burden than a boon.  Even with its reputation it is still its own genre, and releases its own variety of records each year.  That being the case this critic would only be doing the genre a disservice by ignoring it in the Phil’s Picks year-ender lists.  That being said, Phil’s Picks presents today its List of the year’s Top 10 New Reggae albums.

As always, the list reads 10 albums but five honorable mention titles have been included for a total of 15 albums.  Without any further ado, here for you is Phil’s Picks’ list of 2016’s Top 10 New Reggae Albums.

 

PHIL’S PICKS 2016 TOP 10 NEW REGGAE ALBUMS

 

  1. The MovementGolden

 

  1. Unified HighwayUnified Highway

 

  1. Stephen MarleyRevelation Part II: The Fruit of Life

 

  1. RebelutionFalling Into Place

 

  1. John Brown’s BodyFireflies

 

  1. Fluid FoundationFluid Foundation

 

  1. HirieWandering Soul

 

  1. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadMake It Better

 

  1. Gary Nesta PineRevelations

 

  1. Might MysticThe Art of Balance

 

  1. The FrightnrsNothing More To Say

 

  1. Cliton FearonThis Morning

 

  1. Chuck FendaThe Living Fire

 

  1. Ronnie DavisIyahcoustic

 

  1. Mykal RoseRasta State

 

 

 

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Phil’s Picks’ New Contest Is A “Very Important” Giveaway

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Courtesy: Ashton-MagnusonMedia

The Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is returning this summer. And in honor of the festival’s return Phil’s Picks is giving one person the chance to see the festival for free.

On Saturday, June 4th the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival will return for its second year. It will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds. The festival features some of the biggest names in hip-hop and rap today as well as some of the biggest names in the underground. This year’s festival features veteran rapper Nas as well as Atmosphere, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, and a number of others. In honor of the festival’s return Phil’s Picks is giving away to one lucky person a pair of VIP passes to the one-day festival. For those that might not already know, the VIP passes include:

 

 VIP admission ticket to BLAZE N GLORY

— Designated Fast Pass Entry Lane into Venue

— BLAZE N GLORY VIP Commemorative Laminate

— Exclusive BLAZE N GLORY 2016 Poster

— Access into KUSH VIP Lounge, which includes:

— Complimentary select beer (21 & over while supplies last)

— Complimentary ROCKSTAR water in lounge (while supplies last)

— Complimentary snacks & candy in lounge (while supplies last)

— Complimentary games in lounge, including corn hole

— Private Restrooms in VIP Lounge

— Comfortable areas to sit and relax

— Dedicated Cash Bar in VIP Lounge

— Exclusive Food truck available for purchase in lounge

 

The VIP Package does NOT include access to the VIP Viewing Platform. That is included in the KUSH Early Bird VIP Packages. Early Bird VIP passes are retailing at $149 each. Prices for the VIP Packages will soon increase to $169 each. Thanks to Phil’s Picks one lucky person will be able to get a pair of these passes—that’s a total value of nearly $300 before tax and fees for Early Bird passes and nearly $340 for regular-priced VIP passes before tax and fees—for himself/herself and a friend or family member for free. It should be noted that these passes do not include the cost of airfare or lodging. Should the lucky winner be attending from out of state, said winner will have to handle travel and lodging costs himself/herself. These passes are only for VIP access to the festival. The passes will be given away on Friday, May 6th. Anyone interested in getting their name in for this drawing can enter their name NOW. All a person has to do in order to enter is reply to this article saying they want to be entered for a chance at these passes. Anyone interested in being entered in the drawing for these VIP passes to the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival can write on the Phil’s Picks Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/philspicks, noting that they want to be entered for a chance at them or just send a message at the Phil’s Picks Face book page saying they want to be entered. It’s that easy. Again, the winner of the passes will be announced on Friday, May 6th. More information on the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is available online now at:

Website: http://www.blazenglory.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blazengloryfest

Twitter: http://twitter.com/blazengloryfest

 

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Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival Returning For Its Second Year

Courtesy:  Ashton-MagnusonMedia

Courtesy: Ashton-MagnusonMedia

The Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is returning this summer.

The Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival made its debut in 2015. And following the success of that first-ever festival, it will return this summer for its second year. It will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. This year’s festival features a diverse mix of acts including but not limited to: Nas, Atmosphere, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Black Salt Tone, and others. Along with the festival’s rich mix of acts there will also be over 100 lifestyle vendors, a midway, carnival rides, craft beer, food trucks, and much more.

A very limited number of discounted “Early Bird” General Admission and VIP tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 19th at 1pm EST/10am PST. They can be purchased online via the festival’s official website at http://www.BlazeNGlory.com. Prices will increase after the “Early Bird” period ends. Details on camping will be announced soon. “Early Bird” General Admission tickets will go for $49 while Premium KUSH Pass Early Bird will run $169. VIP Lounge Early Bird passes will be $149. That is before fees for each admission.

The KUSH Early Bird package includes: 1 VIP admission ticket, designated fast pass entry lane into the venue, VIP laminate, exclusive Blaze ‘N’ Glory poster, access to a VIP viewing platform for the best concert experience at the festival, and access to the KUSH VIP Lounge. It includes: complimentary select beer, snacks, candy, and Rockstar water (while supplies last). It also includes: VIP cash bar, private restrooms, and large sitting areas.

The VIP package includes: 1 VIP admission ticket, designated fast pass entry lane, VIP laminate, Exclusive 2016 Blaze ‘N’ Glory poster, and access to the KUSH VIP Lounge. Unlike the KUSH VIP package, the VIP package does not include access to the VIP viewing platform.

The Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is produced by Synergy Global Entertainment and Live Nation. More information on ticketing, artist lineup and more for the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.BlazeNGlory.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blazengloryfest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blazengloryfest

 

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