Dred I Dread
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Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae and Hip Hop Band. The name Dred I Dread means “fear my dreadlocks”. The Band was formed in the Fall of 1998 and chosen as "Best Local Reggae Band" by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD "Listen to the Revolution" was released in March 1999. The CD was produced by International Reggae Keyboardist Tony “Asher” Brisset, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru. During 2000 and 2001, Dred I Dread was named 'Best Reggae Band in Minnesota" by the members of the Minnesota Music Academy. Dred I Dread produced a new album between 2002 - 2004 "A Piece of Americana". The current band line up features fresh talent augmenting the veterans of the band. The diverse heritage of these band members echoe in the sound of Dred I Dread. Dred I Dread musicans are from New Orleans, Jamaica, Minnesota and Turkey.These musicians that form Dred I Dread infuse traditional Reggae and Roots music with Hip Hop, Dancehall, Jazz, Blues, Rock and even Turkish music for an original mix.
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