NATTY NATION is a Madison, Wisconsin based roots, rock, reggae group from the Heartland of America. The genre bending group is known throughout the world for how easily they weave conscious lyrics, heavy rock, dancehall, and dub into majestic, traditional roots reggae; on their newest release, "Inatty in Jah Music," NATTY widens their scope to include hip-hop ("Rasta Revolution", even heavier rock ("Satisfy," harder dancehall ("Inatty," some traditional nyabinghi ("Wise and Prudent," soaking wet dub ("Dubwise and Prudent" by Scattershot), and even a little drum 'n bass (the "Rasta Revolution" remix, also by Scattershot) to name a few. "Inatty in Jah Music" is a 15 song 74 minute composition which takes you on an emotional roller coaster, while continuing to be a coherent journey from beginning to end.
NATTY NATION has been absorbing the heart breaking loss of band member Jeffrey Maxwell to cancer in late 2001. Due to some studio wizardry, his voice can be heard on two songs as well as in some of the thoughtful and entertaining interludes between tracks. In this time of war, neo-conservativism, and corporate domination, NATTY NATION stands up to say that the music community needs more Inatty (i.e. unity), and therefore they preach "Inatty in Jah Music." Peace.
NATTY NATION's positive reggae vibes and messages are creating a stir in the music community.
NATTY NATION's unique roots rock and funky reggae enlighten and unifiy people from different cultures. They're on a journey and their mission is to spread the music and the word of JAH. NATTY's purpose is the elimination of negative vibration. The driving beat of NATTY NATION will make you not only want to jump up and dance, but to listen to the message of the music.