image Pharoahe Monch is of one of those REAL MCs you listen to and realize that THEY ARE HIP HOP as they represent its true essence in the purest form. His various flows, conscious as well as purposefully “demented” lyrics are off the charts. He is also a true entertainer who knew how to hype up this West Coast DragonFly crowd with Tupac and NWA references and classic West Coast tracks/beats spun by his fast Jazzy Jeff reminiscent DJ Revolution. Pharoahe Monch confirmed that REAL Hip Hop is not dead and old school MCs are still relevant and get better with time with his upcoming album which he promoted by performing new songs as well as classic tracks such as “Simon Says” and “Oh No” now a tribute to Nate Dogg (RIP). Check Afrocentric Shirt Designs: Fitness is 80% Nutrition and 20% Exercise! If you’re interested in losing weight, check:



REAL Hip Hop DJ/Rapper/Producer 9th Wonder graced us with his presence and Baritone voice at the DragonFly with his new Protégé Rapsody who seems like a Black Female version of Eminem with conscious lyrics from the Zulu Nation. 9th Wonder started the show off by bangin’/mixin’ classic 90s Hip Hop joints from the Biggies to the Wus to the Nas to clearly define the era he stems from, as well as old school 70s R&B joints to the delight of the crowd, his signature Hip Hop/R&B mix. I was very surprised and enchanted by female MC Rapsody who’s a true lyricist that can hold her own amongst the best of her male peers, her flow, lyrics and delivery are incredible, and she goes from sexy to conscious to funny to straight battlin’. Great show!

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What: The 30th Annual Reggae On The River®

Where: French’s Camp (Humboldt County- Garberville, CA)
When: July 31, August 1-3, 2014. Tickets on sale now!
Why: Celebrating 30 years of Reggae On The River®- back again at the original venue! Not to be missed!!!

Reggae On The River® Celebrates 30 Years! – Back once again at the festival’s original venue- French’s Camp, July 31, August 1-3, 2014

Home once again at our original venue, the iconic Reggae On The River® festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary on the weekend of July 31, Aug 1-3, 2014 at French’s Camp in Humboldt County, CA.

Featuring an incredible line-up to showcase the best and brightest of today’s reggae and world music talent, the 30th annual Reggae On The River will include such luminaries as Jimmy Cliff, Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Gentleman & The Evolution, Iration, Israel Vibration, Gyptian, Third World, Michael Rose, Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang, Etana, Fishbone, Bitty McClean, SEE-I, Jah9, Mutabaruka, Megah Banton, Meta & The Cornerstones, Marlon Asher, GAUDI with Danny Ladwa, Courtney John Project, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Iba MaHr, Abya Yala, Zili Misik, John Trudell & Bad Dog, i-Kronik, Los Rakas, Indubious, Ishi Dube, Majic, Thicker Than Thieves, Paapa Wastik, Winstrong, Bobby Hustle, Jade Steel, and Tchiya Amet- plus DJs, sound systems, and more still TBA! Visit the festival website for more info- and if you haven’t joined already- be sure to sign up for the ROTR e-newsletter and receive the final sneak peeks into the amazing line-up, along with other benefits, offers, and festival news.

The main 3-day festival will take place Friday through Sunday, August 1-3 and tickets for this 3-day concert and camping pass are priced at $190. A limited number of early arrival tickets will allow access to the grounds a day early- on Thursday, July 31- for an extra evening of entertainment and first dibs on camping/ parking. This 4-day early arrival concert and camping pass is priced at $250. Get yours before its too late! Print at home tickets are available online at and hard tickets are available at the usual outlets in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties, as posted on the festival website. Please also note there will be no single day tickets offered.

Camping and parking is on a first come, first served basis- with all vehicles charged a fee to park on site. The grounds have been expanded this year to allow for additional parking, camping, and RV options. RV spaces are limited and are available by advance registration only at a price of $500 per RV. RV reservations must be made in advance through the Mateel office at 707 923-3368 x21.

This special 30th anniversary celebration is guaranteed to sell out- so don’t delay in making your plans for this historic milestone event! For more information on the 30th annual Reggae On The River®, call the festival office at (707) 923-3368 or send an email to See you on the River!