Ras Mikey
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Ras Mikey

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo Alternative Reggae


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     Ras Mikey born Michael Gamboa is an early pioneer of Reggae Music in Southern California and Hawaii. Cultivating authentic, classic, timeless Reggae Music that he has been writing, recording, producing, and performing since the early '90s, Ras Mikey always comes fe rock up the dance with positive vibes and conscious Reggae Music rooted in Sound System Culture. In the tradition of foundation Reggae Singers and DJs he performs with a live band or inna Sound System style or more often as the mic man for Solomonic Sound System Hawaii.

     Having spent his formative years in the Surf/Skate Youth Culture of late 80s/early 90s Southern California, he rode for and represented the 3rd Generation of Z-Boys under George Wilson. During those days the sounds of Punk & Hip Hop were prevalent of course, but to Ras Mikey, the various eras and styles of Jamaican Music including Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub, and Dancehall were much more sonically pleasing and inspirational. He spent these early music years immersed in his adoption of the Rastafari Livity and Jamaican Sound System Culture. This influence would spark a lifelong mission to create a legacy of powerful Reggae Music that he could call his own, while keeping the Roots of Reggae and Sound System Culture alive outside of its homeland Jamaica. His musical calling would begin with his first band ISOULJAHS, which he formed in 1992 with a group of childhood friends from Santa Ana and Costa Mesa. They would go on to release 2 albums and various singles, touring, and promoting, performing live throughout the West Coast and Hawaii for over 20 years. His connection to the skateboard world would also find his songs being placed in early skate, surf, and skimboard videos which brought him international exposure.

     Over the years Ras Mikey has largely gained his following through his strong live shows at clubs, concerts, showcases, festivals, and tours – consistently playing, performing, and touring throughout Hawaii, California, and the Western portion of the US continent and is looking forward to reaching out to new audiences.