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NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14

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NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 07:59PM
Greetings SNMWF Massive,

The brand new album by Ras Batch entitled "Know Thyself" is set for release on August 14, 2012 in both digital and physical format. This is a very special album for Ras Batch as it is his 7th full length solo release. We at I Grade Records and Sound VIzion Records are very proud of this release and pray that ones and ones will fulljoy it.

Ras Batch will have copies on hand for sale at the Northwest World Reggae Festival the weekend of 8/10 - 8/12. Online retailers & wholesalers such as VIROOTS.COM, EBREGGAE.COM, and VPREGGAE.COM, will have physical CDs available on or before Tuesday August 14th. The album will be on iTunes on 8/14 as well.

Give thanks for support!

Here is the cover art:


Track Listing:
1 Jah Children
2 Give Jah Thanks for Life
3 Stay Fit
4 Dem Against Jah Rules
5 Love Always
6 Guns on the Street
7 Together
8 Live Pray
9 Roots Tradition
10 Trees feat. NiyoRah
11 Dem Wrong
12 Mama Daisy
13 Know Thyself
14 Most High feat. Ima
15 Never Forget
16 Sacramental Herb
17 Repatriation

Finally, this is the first single: "Together" on Soundcloud.

Together on SoundCloud
Feel free to share and spread. The song is being made downloadable for free for a limited time. Give thanks for the support of conscious roots music!!!

BLESS
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 08:35PM
Thank you very much Tippy for the link on the new single! Will most certainly be picking the album up at NWWRF! I have been waiting for this album! Very much so looking forward to seeing Batch live for the first time at NWWRF.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 08:45PM
Yeah that single has a real nice sound.. Cant wait!!
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 08:53PM
Quote
iriebarto
Yeah that single has a real nice sound.. Cant wait!!

i agree.. the sound cloud tune is very catchy..

i will support the works with an emusic download.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 09:26PM
hail tippy*

do you know the players of instrument that will be supporting batch at the NWWRF?
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 10:27PM
Give thanks Family!

Blessed love blazeiyah. Escort Service w/Tuff Lion will be backing.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 26, 2012 11:18PM
strength & guidance
jps
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 27, 2012 01:21AM
Such a great surprise when I saw this news. I had no idea it was going to be out this soon after Meditation......which is still in steady rotation. Been looking forward to this since I first heard about it last year.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 27, 2012 04:06AM
Yes Tippy! Yes Batch! Give Thanks for the Works!
Sounds Real Nice!
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Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 27, 2012 06:13AM



More love, more strength. Forward breddrin forward.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
July 28, 2012 07:51PM
Royal pic Christopher!

Here's a link to the full press release that describes the players of instrument on this album:

KnowThyselfPressRelease
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 09, 2012 11:36PM
Free single giveaway on Unitedreggae.com:

UnitedReggae Ras Batch Giveaway
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 14, 2012 05:04PM
Batch put on such a good show with Ras attitude and Tuff Lion at NWWRF!! I picked up the new Cd Know Thyself and have listened to it 3 times already it is so good. Batch has a new fan for life!!! Also really enjoyed Ras Attitude as well. Big up I Grade productions for bringing the best out of Batch!!!
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 14, 2012 05:08PM
Iam gonna pick it up as well as attitudes new one
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 14, 2012 05:15PM
I also picked up Attitudes new one and it is also very nice! I personally just enjoy Batch's style more.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 14, 2012 05:18PM
Give thanks rossta8888! Glad the performance was well-received.

Here's a link to Know Thyself on iTunes

KnowThyself iTunes

and physical copies are available on VIROOTS.COM:

KnowThyself viroots

Finally, Ras Achis gave a great review that was posted today - receiving a rare 5/5!:

RasAchis KnowThyself

Give thanks for the support all around! Bless
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 20, 2012 08:42PM




Ras Batch performing at NWWRF 2012

Respect due to the man vidbybill. Love the natural lighting of this footage.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 21, 2012 03:52AM
Batch & Ras Attitude were my #2 set of the fest
wikkid work on the vocals, both dem bredrin / Know Thyself is one of the strongest releases of 2012, imho

(I-Taweh was the #1 set, again, imho)
Bill is a huge asset to the Oregon reggae community and the collaboration
with Tyson Copeland will help us blow up the scene / look for more great vids from this set

--
blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 21, 2012 03:11PM
Looking forward to picking up this album when they come through Ashkenaz this Thursday...
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 22, 2012 11:02AM
Yes Tippy, long time now. Hope everything bless your side. Love this new album, the combi with Niyorah is HUGE !
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 22, 2012 05:29PM
bless up Neeko!

--
blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 22, 2012 09:27PM
yes that niyo medi is on repeat* been vibes on this album full time, bles up the bringers. as batch say 'pay no attention to the messenger. all that matter is the message' humble & wise.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 24, 2012 12:09AM
Just received I hard copy of this CD!

Been listening all day***

Joyful, Wholesome Works..

Nuff good “mental nectar” to mediate on, but in addition to ”Give Jah Thanks for life” and “Together”, which I have previously fulljoyed, enjoying the Higher Heights of “Roots Tradition” and “Know Thyself” for characterizing the CD’s Title. Ive thought that Batch’s “Green Gold” is one of the top herb songs ever, but thanks to the riddim, “Trees” with NiyoRah, has a strong potential to cross over and catch the ear of those who may not listen to reggae as a primary.
“Dem Wrong” is another beautiful track, with guitar licks reminding I of Yahadanai’s “One Atonement”


Blessing to support the works
Jah Bless
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 27, 2012 08:16PM
This is the 3rd time i have read about One atonement from Yahadanai's. I am going to search for that album!
jps
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 27, 2012 09:04PM
Yes rossta, you need to track that one down. As I had mentioned in one of the other threads, that is one of my favorite I Grade albums ever.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 27, 2012 09:21PM
Just purchased it off of amazon!!! Thank you JPS!! I could not find it in stock anywhere else. I would rather not buy from amazon but really wanted that album. looking forward to it!!
Yo Tippy
August 28, 2012 10:52AM
Yo Tippy - when you look at Batch tunes on Itunes it doesn't show this album because its listed as "Ras Batch" instead of "Batch". You should let them know its same artist. Jussayin.
Just purchased it on Itunes. Downloading now. Soundtrack for tomorrow.
Re: Yo Tippy
August 28, 2012 12:09PM
Yes I Family, Give thanks for the supportive reasoning. Glad the album is being received well. Here's a clip of Batch talking about the album (give thanks vidbybill!):




Rossta888, we have Yahadanai's album available on viroots.com. Truly a classic album. Give thanks.

DJ Jacques, that's a good point. Batch decided a few months ago to go by "Ras Batch" on his future releases due to the difficulty of finding his music online when searching for "Batch". I will see if iTunes can make that linkage.

Bless up one and all!
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 28, 2012 02:40PM
Tippy, thank you so very much for letting me know you have Yahadanai's album! I might be losing it but i swear yesterday that when i tried to buy it on your website it was sold out. I was able to cancel my order from amazon as they had not shipped it yet and bought it this morning along with Abja Inna Red I hour!! I saw you mailed the other cds i purchased yesterday already!! Very excited!! Bless
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 28, 2012 07:51PM
Yo Tippy... I was really looking forward to picking up Ras Batch's new joint when thy passed through the Bay. Seeing as how that's not going to happen for a minute, I just ordered the album from the viroots site. Bless up for the links and the works, and since I won't get the chance to do it in person, pass on more strength and heart to Batch and Attitude for the I.

Bless up
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 28, 2012 08:47PM
Yes I Rossta - I just saw the order come in. We'll get it out tomorrow for sure. Same way Christopher. And I will pass on the energies to Batch & Attitude. Give thanks bredrin. Yea, the Ashkenaz show booking was made pre-maturely and without good communication. Apologies to all the massive who were looking forward to that event. We are hoping to link up some touring to support this album later this year and early next year. Prayerfully we can link up several NorCal shows. Bless up
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 28, 2012 09:42PM
Thank you Tippy! Raspect. I really appreciate your skills and talents and love the Music that comes out of I Grade! I also love how humble and available you make yourself to the masses. How many top producers take the time to message a fan like me???? Blessed.
jps
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 29, 2012 01:23AM
I'll be placing my order tonight or tomorrow morning too. I had been holding out till it got to Ernie's so I could pick up some records at the same time but haven't seen it there yet.

Tippy, we need you guys to come through and bless the East Coast with some shows.....been way too long.

And Rossta, one more album that you absolutely need if you don't have already is the Joyful Noise compilation.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 29, 2012 03:08PM
haha that is funny JPS, I just ordered it along with the others I just purchased. I have heard big things about that cd. I have heard its one of the best compilations since Eastbound. Looking forward to it!! I appreciate you making the suggestion! Any others that come to your head is grately appreciated!!! I hope that they get some VI reggae out your way!
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 29, 2012 07:31PM
Yes I Rossta - give thanks for the positivity! JPS - touring has been very difficult (financially) over the past few years - especially on the east coast. We'll do our best to make something happen for early 2013. Keep spreading the word and letting your local promoters/clubs know who you want to see! Give thanks
jps
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 31, 2012 12:39AM
I completely understand Tippy, just wishful thinking on my part. Haven't seen an I Grade show since 2005 in D.C. when the Army, Ancient King and Niyorah albums came out and they were all on tour together. I have recently come in contact with a few real good people here in North Carolina that are doing some real good work getting shows in the area. Lutan Fyah was here last week, Vaughn and Messenjah Selah next month, Brigadier Jerry in November and Cocoa Tea later as well. I will definitely spread the word.

And please know that all of the work you put in to spread the music and message is very much appreciated.

Rossta, you will be happy picking up anything on the I Grade label and at the rate you are buying them up you should have them all pretty soon haha. Here are a few other of my favorite VI albums off the top of my head....just to name a few.

Various Artists- Talking Roots Vol 1...House of the Living was the first VI song I ever heard back in 2003 i think.
Bambu Station- One Day
Pressure- The Pressure is On
Ras Attitude- Holding Firm
Midnite- Ras Mek Peace (I'm sure you have this one already)
Iba- Jah Lion
Inner Visions- Stay Alive along with their live album
Ikahba- Troddin to Zion

I know there are plenty more though.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
August 31, 2012 06:14PM
JPS, I love I Grade and really am starting to find out there is much more than just Midnite being produced by I Grade. I do own all 45 of Midnite's albums and I will be buying two I grade albums a week till I have them all hopefully. But I am a bit late on the VI music scene so albums I really want I am having a hard time finding. For example Ikahba- Trodding to Zion, cannot find it anywhere. Sabbitical Ahdah- Heart Ah Joy. They have this one for $50 on amazon and I thinking about purchasing it today. I do have Bambu station one day and Talking roots volume 1. I love Ras Attitudes new album and will check out Holding firm. Pressure i know nothing about so that is a good suggestion.

Thank you JPS
Tyler
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
September 01, 2012 09:37PM
Thank you Tippy, recieved my cds today!!! Just popped in Conquering Sound by Ancient King!! Irie!!! Going to be listening to music all night!! Thanks for the speedy shipping!! Bless
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
September 12, 2012 05:32PM
JPS you were not joking about One Atonement! That album is wicked!!! Been grooving to it since i got it!!
jps
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
September 12, 2012 06:03PM
Good to know you are enjoying it. It's always nice when you can help someone out and introduce them to something new. I was just listening to it the other night. It's one of those albums for me that just keeps getting better. Check the link here for a nice follow up Modern Classic review from Achis.

[achisreggae.blogspot.com]

And since this was originally a post about the new Ras Batch album, I finally got a copy of this last week and haven't stopped playing it since. Amazing album.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
September 12, 2012 06:06PM
I read the Ras Achis review this morning on One Atonement!! Great article. Tippy had posted it on FB. THe Ras Batch album in my humble opinion is the best album to be released this year!!! Now that excludes anything done by Midnite. LOL Number ten Trees with Niyorah is an amazing song!! I cant get enough of it.
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
September 22, 2012 03:46PM
Big album!! Big up I Grade everytime. A East Coast VI Showcase would be amazing!! Count us in for a show up here in Maine if a tour get's put together... bless
Re: NEW Ras Batch Album - KNOW THYSELF - Releasing on 8/14
September 24, 2012 11:46PM
East Coast must haffi come! and pass through KY as a swing out!

nuff ears need to hear!
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