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RDGLDGRN Debuts Video For “Opera”

“Human beings in this country are still being treated as if they were aliens,” says Green of alternative hip-hop trio RDGLDGRN (pronounced ‘red gold green’) to NYLON MAGAZINE, in reference to not only his new video and single “OPERA”, but also, in a larger sense, the current political and social climate of the U.S.  Premiering today on NYLON, the provocative video (which features guest rapper METHOD MAN) captures the band at its most amped-up musically and politically, portraying the physical and metaphorical idea of this unnatural fear of “the other.”

“There’s a saying that we learned from protesters in Germany against the government and the country’s treatment of the Syrian refugees, it is that ‘NO HUMAN CAN BE ILLEGAL.’ That idea inspired this video,” he explains. “The aggression of the music and accent mirrors the way you view the speaker all the way from the beginning of the track to when it’s finally deconstructed at the end. So, basically, there are LEVELS TO THIS SHIT.” ​

A lot can be said about the band’s unique melting pot of sounds, which can range from Grime to Brazilian Polyrhythms to the more alternative side of Hip-Hop, but what truly sets RDGLDGRN apart from other bands is their work ethic and desire to set the bar higher than anyone else. Hustling enough to be able to share stages with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Foo Fighters to DeadPrez and The Dirty Heads, the multi-cultural band have previously collaborated with legends like Dave Grohl (who provided drums on their debut album) and Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams, all the while hopping on festivals like Hang Out, Afropunk, Trillectro and The Great Escape.

This new LP (title TBA), being released on the band’s Deuce Day World imprint, is just another step in their inevitable evolution and proof they are more than ready for any level. You can pre-order the LP via Pledge and catch them on tour with The Expendables with stops at Winter Rock Reggae, California Roots, and 420 Eve On The Rocks.
TOUR  DATES
*The Expendables & Tribal Theory
Feb 03    The Marquee        Tempe, AZ*
Feb 04    Winter Rock Reggae        Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 07    House Of Rock        Corpus Christi, TX*
Feb 08    Paper Tiger        San Antonio, TX*
Feb 09    House Of Blues        Houston, TX*
Feb 10    Granada Theater        Dallas, TX*
Feb 11    One Love Cali Reggae Fest        Long Beach, CA
Feb 13    Parish @ House Of Blues         New Orleans, LA*
Feb 15    Club LA        Destin, FL*
Feb 16    Mavericks at The Landing        Jacksonville, FL*
Feb 17    Culture Room        Ft. Lauderdale, FL*
Feb 18    House Of Blues        Lake Buena Vista, FL*
Feb 19    Jannus Live        St. Petersburg, FL*
Mar 02   311 Caribbean Cruise        Cozumel, Mexico
Mar 09   The Masquerade           Atlanta, GA*
Mar 10   Motorco Music Hall        Durham, NC*
Mar 11   House Of Blues Myrtle Beach     North Myrtle Beach, SC*
Mar 13   The NorVa       Norfolk, VA*
Mar 14   Rams Head Live        Baltimore, MD*
Mar 15   Theatre Of The Living Arts        Philadelphia, PA*
Mar 16   Gramercy Theatre             New York, NY*
Mar 17   The Stone Pony           Asbury Park, NJ*
Mar 18   Brighton Music Hall             Allston, MA*
Mar 19   Revolution Bar & Music Hall         Amityville, NY*
Mar 21   The Ballroom At The Outer Space        Hamden, CT*
Mar 22   Port City Music Hall       Portland, ME*
Mar 24   Rex Theater         Pittsburgh, PA*
Mar 25   The Grog Shop     Cleveland, OH*
Apr 19    Red Rocks Amphitheatre        Morrison, CO
May 28   California Roots        Monterey, CA
 

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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