Roots Rock Reggae: one of my favorite music documentaries of all-time.
Back in the day when I used to manage bands, one of the films I always insisted we watch together was Roots Rock Reggae. It’s one of those experiences where it’s more than just a film. It takes a deep look at the music scene in Jamaica and how, for many, music was their ticket out of poverty. It’s an incredibly powerful film, layered with several SUPER talented musicians that get the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up. There’s this one scene where Lee “Scratch” Perry is in the studio, blazed up beyond belief, producing a hot new jam and it’s just so fucking amazing to watch someone so incredibly passionate about his craft. He’s standing up behind the control board, grooving so hard while engineering the shit out this song and there’s not a second that goes by where you can’t stop smiling. See, no matter what you do in life, if you’re passionate about something so intensley, you can relate to this. I’m getting chills just thinking about it. Here’s to all the people who do what they love. Keep the music turned up and don’t ever stop the hustle.