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The debut album from Rising Son features an original sound with roots reggae, dancehall, soul and rock elements with a powerful message and delivery that is true to the streets.
Genre: Reggae: Reggae rock
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1. Communication
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2. Take Root
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3. Brand New
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4. Try Again
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5. Burdens
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6. Lovely
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7. Find A Way
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8. Born Ready
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9. Plant The Seed
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10. Oceans
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11. Lifeline
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12. Uprising
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Album Notes

RISING SON was formed in the year 2001 when singer/songwriter Levi began to collaborate with Teknique [guitar] and K.C. Zebulon [keyboards]. The group would be assembled through a series of timely events. “It was divine providence; I had written all these songs and needed a creative outlet…all of a sudden, I started connecting with these great musicians,” says Levi. The three were later joined by Benji on bass and began to jam and rehearse a series of songs. They tried out several drummers, playing shows and recording the singles, “This Life” and “Angels” which received radio airplay.

Early in 2002 Rising Son was joined by Ezra on drums, at a music festival in Ventura, CA. “Their drummer didn’t show up and they came back stage and asked if I could fill in,” says Ezra. “Levi played me a demo tape and I was ready to go…We only played a few songs before the police shut down the show. It was a revolution! A new line up had been born.”

They recruited Jahram on backup vocals and Doc Smith on percussion. With a solidified sound, the band played shows throughout Southern California with Michael Rose, Sly and Robbie, the Twinkle Bros, H.R., Big Mountain, Gregory Isaacs, Eek-a-mouse, Mikey Dread, Barrington Levy, Culture and others. They recorded a few singles, including Plant Up, Stand Firm, and Lovely and immediately began to develop a fan base with their intense live shows. In 2003 Davey G joined the band as their new keyboard player.

In the summer of 2004, the band began recording their self-produced debut album for G.Y.O. Records. “We built a studio in this little room up in the country and recorded the album there”, recalls Levi, “…we were all going through struggles but when we got into that space, it was like returning to the essence of creation…it was beautiful.” The result is the ground-breaking 12-song masterpiece entitled Take Root. From the upbeat social commentary of Communication to the powerful acoustic soul-baring of Uprising, the tracks display a wide range of styles, while still remaining original and true.

“This music is about overcoming struggles from within and breaking through barriers and obstacles all around us through faith, determination and perseverance.”

2006 marks the long awaited release of Take Root in May. The title track has already gained a good share of airplay and positive reviews in Hawaii [98.3 Da Jam…], California [92.9 KJEE, 91.9 KCSB, 89.9 KCRW, Power 106, 100.3 The Beat] and Japan. With their unique blend of Reggae, Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B, this group is poised for international success. They are currently planning a nation-wide tour and promotional campaign…the future is looking bright for RISING SON.


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Very nice, smooth, addictive beats. These guys are going to go far! Love the vinyl LP look to the CD. Take Care.


What can I say, Rising Son/Take Root's message and music have truly touched my heart and soul. I've known these guys for a while now and have always loved their music, but this CD's flow, organization and overall crispness simply blows me away... As a bonus, the CD looks and feels like an old-school vinyl. How sweet is that?? Much props and love to Rising Son. God bless!



This is an awesome CD! I love it when I get a new CD and love every song on it. Those are the CD's you listen to over and over again! This is one of those CD's!

Ana Rosales

Levi is hot.
I like the singer. yum. His voice is soothing and mesmerizing. Lyrics are profound.
CD is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!


I absolutely love this cd. Rising Son is Great!!!!
I absolutely love this cd.The music is awsome!!! It's a must on my party shuffle!!!! I've already mentioned to Ezra that I adore the vinyl look of the disc. Overall great CD.


very enjoyable
i like the cd, and the biblical references. the singer has a very likeable voice, and i bought this cd just off of instinct and by listening to one song. i'd never heard of the group before. good job fellas


man levi what can i say i love it man
man i love this cd my number 1 favriot song is try again i love that song i atleast listen to it 1000 times a day but great job guys


5 stars from the east coast!
This CD is deffinetly a nice chill sound to kick it to. I dig the rhythm and the flow. I'll be enjoying this CD for a very long time, can't wait to hear more :).