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(Quannum, Latyrx, Blackalicious), Jah Yzer (Acclaimed Dj-Producer), And Winstrong (Multi Talented Musician)
New Single “Election Time” Out Today

Roots and Tings are excited to announce their timely double single release “Election Time” and the Headnodic Remix “Election Time” Ft. Rico Pabon! The new singles are a rally cry to the masses to exercise their voices and right to vote. Listen here:

Roots and Tings comments, “‘Election Time’ speaks to the complex feelings Americans have about the upcoming election. The phony political promises, the broken, intrinsically racist, sexist, classist and, in this time, a lying administration that is increasingly, dangerously authoritarian.  The need to resist and fight includes- but is not limited to- voting.  This song explores that, as well as the “why” behind it.”


Watch video of “We” off upcoming album Timebomb

They continue, “But the song also speaks to the joy and hope that ‘Election Time’ can embody. The way it can be a time to celebrate as the will of the people is made manifest.
A time to party for the hope of a better tomorrow. 
A time to choose.
A time to self-define. 
A time to fight at the ballot box for equality that only even showed up because of protests and riots.
A time to dance
Election Time”

The Bay Area based Revolutionary Culture Music creatorsRoots and Tings, is comprised of Quannum and Solesides co-founder, Grammy nominated MC, Lateef the Truth Speaker, acclaimed Bay Area DJ and producer Jah Yzer and the multi-talented musician and reggae artist Winstrong. Together they have created their unique sound fusing together elements of dancehall and hip-hop into a stunning reggae tapestry with a catchy groove with subversive lyricism hitting hard on their revolutionary culture music stylings!

Winstrong states, “Our mission described best as learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. Roots and Tings is a community of curious souls with a generous goal to engage with each other thru the stories told.”

Roots and Tings debuted with their critically acclaimed album All of This, out now and available everywhere. The new album is stacked with standouts including the recently released video for ‘Dominoes,’ a catchy groove with powerful and provocative lyricism. They also have new music on the Bandcamp exclusive TALK – ACTION = ZERO VOL. 2 compilation benefiting Spread the Vote, an album emphasizing the importance of voting and empowering citizens to be heard at the polls, with the new video and track “We”.

For the past year, the trio has been touring Roots & Tings, as well as, new music and fan favorites, including a memorable run with Blackalicious! Today during the time of COVID-19, Roots and Tings look forward to returning to the stage and performing. In the meantime, you can catch Jah Yazer on his regular Twitch show: The Wake And Bake Show. For more information, follow the group on socials and check out their new site: for exclusive merch, vinyl, t-shirts and more!

Save “Election Time”:

Watch the new video for “Dominos” here:

Watch the new video for “We” here:

Catch the TALK – ACTION = ZERO VOL. 2 compilation benefiting Spread the Vote here:

And download the debut album ‘All of This’ here:

“The trio kicks a lot of gems over the bombastic beat crafted by Jah Yzer, while Winstrong brings it to a closer with an affirmative hook.” – Earmilk

“Bay Area Hip Hop staple Lateef The Truthspeaker has resurfaced with a new single called “Class War” featuring his Quannum Recordings brethren Gift of Gab and Lyrics Born. The track is taken from his forthcoming Roots & Tings album, which intends to showcase the existing parallels between reggae and Hip Hop.” – HipHopDX

“ The new music draws deeply and respectfully from the history of both genres while pushing a new vibe to create powerful and provocative tracks…able to elegantly combine world music, hip-hop with R&B and Soul, alongside his foundation as a roots reggae and dancehall vocalist” – Platinum Hip Hop