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Friday, Apr 22 2016 | 08:20
Image: 1603768 Tippa Lee’s new album Cultural Ambassador will be released on Stones Throw, May 20, 2016. Available now is the dub version of the album, Dub Them with Reality, mixed by producer Tom Chasteen (Dub Club, Natural Numbers), who has reconfigured the tracks live on the mixing board with echo, reverb and various arcane electronics. The LP covers, in two variations, were screen printed in gold and black by Hit & Run, with artwork by Ellen G. Tippa Lee was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He started performing on his fathers Sound System as a child, standing up on a beer bottle box to reach the mic. He made his first recordings at King Tubby’s studio at the age of 12. Eventually he teamed up with Rappa Robert and as a duo had a number of hits including “No Trouble We”, an anthemic statement against police harassment, which was a number one Jamaican hit in 1988 and is still played often on Jamaican radio. In more recent years he has been based in the US, performing live and releasing his own underground CDs.

1. Dub Them With Reality
2. Rasta Hi Power
3. Dub Them Wicked
4. Original Cassette
5. Dubbler
6. Freeway Doctor
7. Weak Teeth
8. Herbs Interest
9. Draw Down
10. Rootsmatic

• Dub version of Tippa Lee’s forthcoming album Cultural Ambassador
• Produced and mixed by Tom Chasteen of Dub Club, and engineered by Dave Trumfio and Celso Estrada at Kingsize Soundlabs, Los Angeles
• The LP covers, in two variations, were screen printed in gold and black by Hit & Run, with artwork by Ellen G.
• Includes download card Available from 20.05.2016
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