Saturday, February 3, 2018


Rootstime Production presents; Musical Sniper (Rappa Robert) - “Homeland” (reggae mix): This RootsTime reggae mix is inspired form the original dancehall single “Homeland” by Musical Sniper: A song about that joyful reminiscing of home, with melodious harmonies in the signature Rappa Robert style; alongside the soulful tenor vocal delivery from the Musical Sniper.

It is his love of DJing and rhythmic vocal precision, that Rappa Robert; the Musical Sniper; delivers on the microphone. His unique melodic DJ style premiered on the smash hit, “Nuh Trouble We” ft. Rappa Robert & Tippa Lee. With years of experience and many musical influences paramount to the quality of lyrics, and smooth vocals; his voice has been compared to the great Jimmy Cliff, and his DJ style is influenced by the vocal ability of Brigadier Jerry. A package of rich musical influences that create a style all his own: Rappa Robert /the Musical Sniper.

Alongside Rootstime Production, representing a uniquely seasoned sound, perfected through time; invested in quality of production and craft: rich cultural music reflecting the times we are living in now, the challenges and joys people share with one another while giving hopeful solutions for the future. The universal experience of home and message of “Homeland”; is something everyone can relate to, it represents the feeling of home. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recording Vocals with Musical Sniper (Rappa Robert) Live Video

Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert recording vocals live in the studio for his tune "God First" on the Musical Sniper - Tables Turning EP. An inside look into the production of a new song with seasoned vocalist Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert, gives credence to his two recent hit songs in the reggae charts; including the EP Title Track: "Tables Turning"; and the #1 hit reggae single "Gone" (on RootsTime's iDrop Riddim). All these songs, including the one in the video "God First", are available on the Musical Sniper - Tables Turning EP on iTunes, Amazon, and All Virgin Mega-stores.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

RootsTime New Music: Cera Kymarni debut EP "Island Beeze"

Cera Kymarni : “Island Breeze” Rootstime production presents new music from singer Cera Kymarni and her debut single “Island Breeze”. Cera is a tremendous singer hailing from the native Maori people of New Zealand. Now living in Australia where she concentrates on her career as a singer song writer, and performer; along with her back-up singers “Lioness Movement.” Cera Kymarni has a style of singing that reflects her gospel influences, along with classic reggae harmony groups like The Heptones, The Silvertones, and The Mighty Diamonds. With a sound like Martha and The Vandellas meets The I-Threes; including three part harmonies, soulful melody lines and vocal riffs with hints of influences from R&B singers Mariah Carey and Lauren Hill. When Cera Kymarni first heard Rootstime production’s iDrop Riddim, she could feel the harmony and sweet caress of the Island Breeze; and the positive vibrations of the islands: That place where you go to relax, get away, forget the problems of everyday life and feel peace. As an island girl, this song represents her own longing to see other islands in the Pacific, Caribbean and elsewhere: Visions on a sandy beach enjoying the sun, letting go of the rat race and being naturally oneself. The iDrop Riddim, on which Cera Kymarni debuts her first single “Island Breeze,” also features top reggae artists; Luciano - “Never Leave the Roots”, Freddie McGregor - “For Your Love”, and Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert - “Gone”; his #1 hit single in the Jamaican National Charts. Syncopation between the drum and bass and organ, rhythm section, and play on a major-minor tone center, have a meditative effect with a swinging grove creating a wide open platform for vocal expression. This landmark single from Cera Kymarni is a must have for music lovers of all genres around the world. As another top notch singer from New Zealand makes her mark in the music industry: Cera Kymarni - “Island Breeze” takes you to a place where the sunshine and cool breezes soothe your soul! A must have for your music collection...Look forward for the full length album coming soon! On the Rootstime Production Label.    

Rootstime production and Musical Sniper (Rappa Robert) - Gone #1 single ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert - Tables Turning EP : on iTunes

Rootstime Production presents this highly anticipated EP from Musical Sniper (aka Rappa Robert) titled “Tables Turning”: Featuring all New Music; Including the chart topping single: “Gone”; the title track: “Tables Turning”; a conscious dancehall single: “For The Youths”; and “God First”: Plus a special bonus track: “Believe”. It is his love of DJing that honed the rhythmic vocal precision heard in these new songs, along with years of experience and influence from singers like Freddie McGregor and Stevie Wonder; that are paramount to the quality of lyrics and smooth singing voice heard in Musical Sniper’s new music. His voice has been compared to the great Jimmy Cliff; also Maxi Priest, and singer Tabby of The Mighty Diamonds. This EP is a package of rich cultural music that reflects the times we are living in, and gives hopeful solutions for the future. The title track: “Tables Turning” takes into account people’s uprising against dictators and corrupt leaders all over the world; And “For the Youths”, an anthem for children of poverty, features african style tenor guitar lines and reggae rooted drum and bass. The hit single “Gone” calls out the trend of using other people’s suffering for one’s personal financial gain. “God First” is a reggae gospel song combining conscious lyrics, a driving drum and bass groove, and call and response harmonies. A special added bonus track; “Believe” has an up-lifting message that we can overcome the toughest challenges by remaining positive and steadfast on our purpose and goals in life. Musical Sniper alongside Rootstime Production, represent a uniquely seasoned sound perfected through time; invested in quality of production and craft; standing predominant in the ‘generic’ and ‘cookie-cutter’ production so common today. Musical Sniper - “Tables Turning” EP is a must have for your music collection.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Top 10 Reggae Singles in Jamaica: Rappa Robert aka Musical Sniper - "Gone"

Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert hit reggae single "Gone", on RootsTime Production's iDrop Riddim, is holding fast at #5 in the Jamaican Top 25 Weekly Reggae Charts; And steadily climbing the National Charts, recently at #17. This conscious reggae tune speaks to the use and abuse from one person to another, like crabs in a barrel, on their quest for selfish gain and desire for recognition. In a time when bad minded people, politicians, CEOs, and gangsters are glorified in the media; and hurting other people and their families for financial gain and notoriety has almost become a trend; the people's need for a song like "Gone" is self evident. This tune has become an anthem for those afflicted, as well as those aware of this type of affliction of our fellow human beings occurring on a daily basis in many places around the world. The song has been requested over and over on the radio in reaction to such travesties: Recently requested live on radio after a woman in a wheel-chair was robbed at gunpoint, having her chair and belongings stolen by the thief.
Years of perfecting his craft as a DJ and vocalist radiate throughout Musical Sniper's (Rappa Robert) new music. This is what gives his songs, lyrics, and vocal delivery, that unique quality and character that many different people identify with; and can only come from such time invested in quality and perfection of one's art. No stranger to the music industry, Rappa Robert (aka Musical Sniper) was an award winner in many talent contests as a youth, and spent 4 years in the Colgate Childrens Club from the age of 9, where he was a stand out developing his talents as a lead singer in the choir. Rappa is shown hear performing his original song live on the radio at his graduation from the Colgate Childrens Club on RJR Jamaica.One thing is for sure: In the cookie cutter / one-hit-wonder / fast-paced industry so common today; where corporations and criminals use the music industry to "wash" and get rid of excess money; Musical Sniper is a rare gem of an artist that remains true and steadfast to perfecting his craft as a vocalist and artist. Free and unmoved by trends and challenges around him, Musical Sniper is blazing his own path creating music reminiscent of reggae greats Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff: Music that all people can identify with; Music that remains timeless and will continue to stand the test of time. Look for Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert new music EP "Tables Turning" coming very soon on the RootsTime Production label.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Rootstime Production New Website is Up!

Taking time to get this new Rootstime Production website set right. Visit the site to access Rootstime news and updates regarding new releases and production status for up-coming releases featuring the best in reggae music and new music ventures. Also check the Rootstime store for high-quality t-shirt designs available only at Rootstime production web-store. Upgrade is still in progress so keep checking as things get dialed in. Help spread the word and become an active participant in the Rootstime revolution and musical mission.