Sign of the Times
ARTIST / ALBUM INFO: Anthony Henry a.k.a. Tippa Irie is one of the true legends of reggae and his music is as hot and relevant today as when he first started making hits for Greensleeves back in 1986. Tippa's latest Sign of the Times shows the DJ coming full circle, with his trademark rapid-fire conscious lyrics over classic roots & dancehall riddims. Highlights include dancehall smashes 'Man a Wall' and 'Praises', devotional tunes like 'Chantdown Babylon,' playful cuts like 'Back in the Days' and the anti-war anthem 'This is the Way' featuring So-Cal upstarts Better Chemistry. Tip's unique style was born from England's Saxon Sound Intl. Travelling Sound System which has been at the forefront of the U.K. dancehall scene for the past 20 years. He's well known as a live performer due to extensive worldwide touring with UB40, Pato Banton and Long Beach Dub Allstars (including the 2000 Warped Tour). And recently Tippa's been working in the hip hop community with artists such as Jurassic 5 and Black Eyed Peas, including their hit collaboration 'Hey Mama' from Elephunk. SELLING POINTS: ¥ Tippa Irie is featured on the Black Eyed Peas hit 'Hey Mama' from their platinum album Elephunk (Interscope). * Tippa is currently all over MTV, VH1 and B.E.T. * 'Hey Mama' was featured in the Apple Computers I-Pod television commerical * Tippa's tracks 'Shotta' and 'Lyrics a Rhyme' are featured in the new video game Fugative Hunter. * Tippa stars in the Reggae Nation DVD series.