Best Roots Reggae artists

Best Roots Reggae artists - First, let us define what is Roots Reggae Music, like dancehall and lovers rock, this is a subgenre of Reggae. 

Most artists who sing Roots Reggae are Rastafarian.

Roots reggae lyrics mostly consists of everyday lives, black liberation, Rastafari, African and the African Diaspora. Most of these artists referred to their God as Selassie I.

When the former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela was in prison most of Jamaica's Roots Reggae artists did songs, asking for his release.

Now that we have broken the Ice about Roots Reggae, Let name some of the best Roots Reggae artists ever.


The heyday of roots reggae is considered to be the latter half of the 1970s – with artists such as The Abyssinians, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell and The Gladiators teaming up with producers such as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bunny Lee, Joseph Hoo Kim and Coxsone Dodd.

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