Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to my podcast, risinglions Podcast. Please click the link below to view it. See you there! - James

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Seville Quarter :: Reggae Festival

Seville Quarter :: Reggae Festival

Rising Lion Live @ Seville Quarter Reggae Fest on Friday May 1st. in Pensacola, Fla.

Reggae Festival
We Be Jammin' Mon!!
Friday & Saturday, April 1, 2 & 3 – Reggae Festival in the End O’theAlley Courtyard. We Be Jammin’ at Seville Mon! The spirit of Jamaica returns to the End of the Alley Courtyard and on the Main Stage in the Party Plaza at Seville Quarter. The three day Festival will be Jammin’ with Reggae inspired music and food. Headlining the Reggae Festival are 5 Local & National known acts. Friday, April 1st on the End O’the Alley Stage will be One Drop 5-9pm & Tribe Zion 9:30-1:30am. Friday on the Main Stage in the Seville Quarter Party Plaza will be Vibe Irie 7:00-9:15 and National Touring Band out of Orlando, FL Rising Lion 9:30-11:30. Saturday Reggae music will start at 2pm with Reggae Love, One Drop 5:30-9:30 and Tribe Zion 10-2am. Saturday outside on the Main Stage will be Vibe Irie 7:00-9:15 and National Tour Reggae Band Split Zone 9:30-11:30. Sunday the Reggae Festival continues at 4:00pm with One Jamacian Band back at the End O’the Alley Courtyard. Head to the End O’the Alley Courtyard this weekend and grab a Red Stripe Beer and prepare to Celebrate the Sprits of the Islands all weekend long. We will feature a creative Reggae Menu full of the great tastes of Jamaica. It will be a laid back weekend at Seville Quarter. For more information go to or call 850-434-6211

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

RIP Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg, whose hooks boosted rap hits, dies
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LOS ANGELES – Singer Nate Dogg, whose near monotone crooning anchored some of rap's most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop, has died at age 41.

Attorney Mark Geragos said Nate Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday of complications from multiple strokes.

Nate Dogg wasn't a rapper, but he was an integral figure in the genre: His deep voice wasn't particularly melodic, but its tone — at times menacing, at times playful, yet always charming — provided just the right touch on hits including Warren G's "Regulate," 50 Cent's "21 Questions," Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode" and countless others.

While Nate Dogg provided hooks for rappers from coast to coast, the Long Beach, Calif., native is best known for his contributions to the West Coast soundtrack provided by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound and more. Nate Dogg was even part of a "supergroup" featuring Snoop Dogg and Warren G, called 213.

Nate Dogg, who had suffered strokes in recent years, also put out his own solo projects but was best known for his collaborations with others.

Last year, Warren G said Nate Dogg was in therapy but needed help.

"Everybody just gotta keep him in their prayers, cause he had two strokes and that's real dangerous. And a lot of people don't come back from that," he said in an interview to HipHollywood. "Cause the game needs him, I need him."

After word of his death spread, tributes poured in on Twitter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to my podcast, risinglions Podcast. Please click the link below to view it. See you there! - James