Rohan Robinson, more popularly known as Ragga Lox, is a reggae recording artiste, (born August 13), in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica. He grew up in a small district, on the outskirts of the capital Mandeville, known as Georges Valley. His first live performance was while attending DeCarteret College High School. He then migrated to the USA shortly thereafter; before getting a chance to showcase his musical talent in Jamaica.
His smooth flow and confident delivery of songs on his music makes him a true nowadays ambassador of Reggae. His voice compliments tracks in a style resembling none. On stage Ragga interacts with the audience, while using well organized lyrics and his melodic flow to win fans over.
Ragga Lex, as he was then known, started recording for Rhythm One Records. His debut release came in 1995 with three tracks on a compilation CD entitled Rhythm One Riddims. His single, Ghetto Youths, was a favorite; the album also featured Wayne “Sling Ting" Smith, and other label mates. He was a founding member of the Reggae band U.N.I, which gave him the opportunity to perform in and around the north eastern section of the United States.
After parting with Rhythm One Records, Ragga was inspired by musician, Tarriii to start his own production company, and recorded “Bright Lights Big City”, and “Chocolates and Roses” for himself. Chocolates and Roses was an instant success, and received a considerable amount of airplay in and around the New York area, before spreading out to other markets.
In 1998 Ragga linked with Blackmind Records, and recorded His debut album, "Mr. Lexinstein". The album was release in 2000, and featured, Chocolates and Roses and Bright Lights Big city, and had the underground market as the main target. However, it got to the shores of Jamaica. Balfour Henry of the Jamaica Sunday Gleaner wrote of how he was "Delighted on hearing its lyrical tirade against all forms of injustices", but also highlighted the fact that the album "Has the hallmarks of a relatively poor inexperienced producer, trying to make the best of his ambition”. Another beautiful article was published in the Jamaica Observer, but featured the picture of popular dancehall deejay, "Lexxus” instead, who was, at the time using the alias "Mr. Lexx”.
Ragga decided to go back to the drawing board. First, he made a promise to himself, that future productions have to be industry standard. Ragga then changed the "Lex " to "Lox", which was more practical as Rastafari had now became his way of life. Ragga Lox, as he is now known, instantly began marketing and promoting the new name, image and sound, interning as a radio personality, co-hosting Culture Jam Radio, with Bobby Channel One, and then Reggae Jam Radio with Dave Judah, 93.5 FM, New York.
Blackmind Records re-release the album under a new name “LIFE", which is no longer available. Ragga Lox parted with the company, in October 2004, to complete what he started years earlier, his own record company, Rtist4Rtist Ent.
Rtist4Rtist Ent. is Ragga Lox's in-house label, that handles releases, marketing and promotions etc. To date, the company has released three albums for the artiste.
The first, “Music Is My Life" Ragga Lox Tenth Anniversary Collection. The disk , released in 2005 , is a collection of songs recorded for various producers, over Ragga's first ten years of recording, and featured collaborations with Natty Remo, Jango Thriller, Ken Serious and Lee Kelly.
The second album, “Steppa Inna Babylon ", has eleven tracks, and features guest artiste Richie Spice, Lutan Fyah, Mikey General, and Ethiopian singer, Jah Lude. The music was produce mostly by Undeniable Records in Jamaica. However, productions also came from New Creation Records, Atlanta, USA; and Jungle Productions, Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
The third, "Black Christ", has thirteen tracks, and is a collection of work from various producers. The album has one feature from hip hop artiste, So tha God, but features Ragga on some rhythms hosting some of Reggae's top performers. On the Rising Rhythm, produce by Steven Mcgreggor for Shacks Records, Ragga "Ride Off In The Sunset" (Ride) with his princes. Chronixx, Luciano, Capleton and others are also on the Rhythm. Another track, "Nobody Can't Bother We" (Time Now), is on the Steamaz Rhythm, produce by Biggy for Big One Productions. Jessie Royal, Jah9 and more are on the same rhythm. Other productions came from producers Ainsworth Clark, Donald Maxwell, Rally Up Music, Jungle Productions, Omid Geneceo and David Rowe
Rtist4Rtist Ent. has also promoted various shows, both in Jamaica and in the USA, and has worked with Reggae Jam Intl. to book its artiste, Ragga Lox on numerous shows, including Irie Jamboree, NYC; One Love Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and shows in Shahemene and Kenya.
Ragga Lox has also performed on the same stage, with the likes of Luciano, Mikey General, Beenie Man, Junior Gong, Sizzla, Bob Andy, Gregory Isaacs, to name a few. Ragga was inspired by artiste such as Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Charlie Chaplin and Professor Nuts
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