Fear Nuttin Band

Fear Nuttin Band

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Reggae-Rock originators from the Northeast, road rugged, label and major release tested, creating a new genre of crossover sound called YARDCORE, with a simple mission to "Unify The Music, Unify The People." As seen on FuseTV, Warped Tour, and have toured with Soja, Toots & The Maytals, and more!

Biography

Reggae-Rock originators from the Northeast, road rugged, label and major release tested, creating a new genre of crossover sound called YARDCORE, with a simple mission to "Unify The Music, Unify The People."

As seen on FuseTV, Warped Tour, and have toured with Soja, Toots & The Maytals, and more!

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On a mission to Unify The Music and The People

Some bands have coined themselves as revolutionary, but Fear Nuttin Band is evolutionary. With their musical roots fusing the intensity of metal, the rhythm of Jamaican dance hall and the social consciousness of hip hop, this band is defining a genre.

The Fear Nuttin Band sound is as diverse as the cultures the band members represent. The hot West Indian sun incubated the talents of frontmen Roosta (vocals), Prowla (vocals) and Jay Chung (guitar), while instrumentalists Matt Penza (drums), Chris Regan (guitar), Brian Daigle (bass) represent New England’s finest. The union of these six individuals was in the stars: with Chris, Jay, Penza and Brian lending their musical talents to heavy bands all over the Pioneer Valley, the four always found themselves in and out of bands together. It was the same day that Matt, Chris and Brian found themselves without a frontman that Roosta and Prowla called up and asked them to jam. These final Fear Nuttin Band members have been together since.

Much can be said about their home of Springfield, Massachusetts, and its reputation for breeding original artists and ideas. Put on the map for growing groundbreaking entertainers from the powerful reggae dynasty that is the Morgan Heritage, to the mixed melodies of one of the country’s biggest new rock acts Staind, the metal onslaught of Shadows Fall, and All That Remains, Springfield has become a musical hotbed. Fear Nuttin Band took the area by storm with their infamous live shows, and became hometown heroes when they were awarded wins in the Valley Advocate Grand Band Slam four years in a row, taking home the honors for best new band, best new reggae/ska band, and best party band.

Most recently, Fear Nuttin Band triumphantly competed in the nationwide Bodog Music Battle of the Bands, making them Boston’s champions and landing them a recording contract with Bodog Music. Fans watched as Fear Nuttin Band trekked the nation on the Bodog Battle reality TV series, winning the hearts and respect of their competitors and fans, and becoming a favorite among esteemed judges Johnny Rotten, Bif Naked and Billy Duffy. Fear Nuttin Band victoriously returned for the explosive Bodog Battle finale as the Alternative Press Magazine’s popular vote-back winner. Kevin Lyman, founder of the Warped Tour, told the band once, “All you need is one man to believe in this band and the rest is history.” Bodog Music’s founder Calvin Ayre is that man. Calvin was so excited about the public’s response to Fear Nuttin Band that even though they had been previously voted out of the competition, he made them a part of the Bodog Music roster alongside the Bodog Battle winners.

With their musical credo “Unify the Music, Unify the People,” the band has embarked on a musical mission. They have developed a worldwide following due in part to their unique sound, but also because of their diehard work ethic. Live, Fear Nuttin Band are an unforgettable force that draws audiences into the stage swagger of two of today’s most charismatic frontmen, Roosta and Prowla. Because of the band’s unique charisma and energy, they’ve played over 500 sold-out shows and toured the nation with the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Blink 182, Buju Banton, Green Day, Morgan Heritage, Fishbone, and graced several stages on the Vans Warped Tour. All this, plus the band has released several independent EPs, and developed their own merchandise line.

In 2007 Fear Nuttin Band linked up with famed producer Terry Date (The Deftones, Pantera, White Zombie, Korn) to take the reins on their Bodog Music debut record titled Yardcore. The album captures their infectious, energetic live performance while highlighting the vocalists’ phonetic banter and melodic verses. A mix of reggae, dance hall, and hard, heavy rock, the album is a progressive body of work. Peppered with political statements, the singers bare their souls through every track and speak of their personal values and beliefs. Yardcore is a crossbreed, a non-conformist body of work put together purely to give the listener something to think about. What it’s not is “Rockstaffari” bullshit — it’s an angsty, ballsy blend of hardcore instrumentals and vocals that scat and swoon with Jamaican nobility. Chris Regan and Jay Chung provide the wailing guitars and pocket riddem harmonies while Brian Daigle’s bass acts as the pulse of the rhythm section and Matt Penza’s drumming pyrotechnics pop and burst throughout the disc.

Fear Nuttin Band’s Yardcore is a real offering of love driven with intensity, and it might be the first album in history to cause a mosh pit that ends i

Lyrics

Vibes

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

Run down party run down rave thing
Everybody feel dem off to run down some ting
But I an I as a youth mi no need fi dem ting
From jam down yo mi did a build mi own ting
What a thing dem a sing wi no need dem bling ting
Fear Nuttin Band no go chase in ting
Dem nah no boundries but we no business
Talk dem just a talk but a we a di real ting

You can feel the same if you are feelin it
Believe in it, stay caught in it (we can never give in)
I know we all fit in,
I’m seeing it, reading it, believin it

I feel the vibes
Adrenalin pumpin, party’s bumpin, everyone is jumpin
I feel the vibes
Mi glad say mi find it
Stop from denying and join it
I feel the vibes
Feel it bumpin FNB you better know we run tings
I feel the vibes
And we no in a no fear ting you this a di brand new gear ting

On top of the world that’s how I feel, my feelin is real
Living my life I’m livin it right
Hey you should have good karma that’s a big deal
If you feelin my flow
Then you should know yo you feel it let your vibes grow,
Let yourself go–just let go!
Let it flow let it flow let it flow ’cause

You can feel the same if you’re feeling it, believe in it,
Stay caught in it (we can never give in)
I know we all fit in
I seein it, I’m readin it, revealin it

I feel the vibes
Adrenalin pumpin, party’s bumpin, everyone is jumpin
I feel the vibes
Mi glad say mi find it
Stop from denying and join it
I feel the vibes
Keepl it bumpin FNB you better know we run tings
I feel the vibes
And we no in a no fear ting you this a di brand new gear ting

What I and I is feelin, I’m revealing
We revealin that it’s real, yeah
I can’t deny this feelin, this feelin’s extreme
Yeah!

Adrenalin pumpin, party’s bumpin, everyone is jumpin
I feel the vibes
Mi glad say mi find it
Stop from denying and join it
I feel the vibes
Keepl it bumpin FNB you better know we run tings
I feel the vibes
And we no in a no fear ting you this a di brand new gear ting

I feel the vibes
Mi glad say mi find it
Stop from denying and join it
I feel the vibes
Keep it bumpin FNB you better no e run tings
I feel the vibes
And we no in a no fear ting you this a di brand new gear ting

Fears

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

Throw your fears into the ocean, and mek dem sink right to the bottom yo
Cause I got no desire to live like this anymore — no no no no
I got a new meditation unto Jah Jah when mi give mi dedication yow
Now my dimensions are higher, I’m thinking more spiritual now

I’m movin on, just groovin on hear mi now
I’m movin on, just groovin on watch ya now

Cause I’ve been to the four corners of the earth
And I see my people in distress yes
And I see how my forefathers have been hurt
And it adds to mi daily stress, but Lord,
Give mi some peace of mind so I can think about the here and now,
I’m leaving all my fears behind
I don’t need them any how
Follow mi and say

Throw your fears into the ocean, and mek dem sink right to the bottom yo
Cause I got no desire to live like this anymore — no no no no
I got a new meditation unto Jah Jah when mi give mi dedication now
Now my dimensions are higher, I’m thinking more spiritual now

The path that I know that I was on before
I had to detour, detour, detour
All mi hear in a mi head a just a voice just a tell mi
Think more think more think more
So me set me mental straight, unno fi understand,
My Lord mi nah go fear no man
Mi a walk with faith as mi new weapon
Dash way all satan clan, so follow me and say

Throw your fears into the ocean, and mek dem sink to the bottom yo,
Cause I got no desire to live like this anymore — no no no no
I got a new meditation unto Jah Jah when mi give mi dedication now
Now my dimensions are higher, I’m thinking more spiritual now

In a the ocean mi fears mi throw, all of the people wheh in a the front row
Listen up — dem yah kinda ting which you fi know
Yo, you fi let you light show, mi go so den, tell them fi read mi mind
Go tell dem say we fully incline
All the people dem unno come join di line, yo we go shout it out one more time
Gusso!

Throw your fears into the ocean, and mek dem sink right to the bottom you,
Cause I got no desire to live like this anymore — no no no no
I got a new meditation unto Jah Jah when mi give mi dedication you
Now my dimensions are higher, I’m thinking more spiritual now

Throw your fears into the ocean…

No

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

Words from mi mout mi say hear what mi say,
Shouda know sey dat we are di boss deejay
Yo me say say we give it to dem endlessly, hear what the man say, yeah

Absolutely positively so mi live day to day
And a from mi culture seh mi no mi nah go stray
Never try to offend another man no way
Mi live life with simplicity
And all thru that, so them a scheme everyday,
And a try fi put mi under cause them want mi fi decay,
But true mi know say, who mi nah go do’s it fi them way
Them nah go come and take mi energy
And mi nah gonna do it your way — and this is what I say

No — no me nah go sit dung inna confusion, and this is what I say
No — me nah go mek dem tell misay mi neva have ambition
No — no mi nah go stray from being who I am
No — mi naaah

So mi gusso mek mi expose the one dem wheh
A do the wrong dem a mek the land condemn
Mi couldn’t fool fi go fallo satan dem
If you agree then make mi see you hands dem
So physically, mentally nah go tolerate no folly
Spiritually nah go be nobody dolly,
Basically, who be true and who be folly
Man a ralley right thru the valley optimistically
Burnin them up under mi collie (yeah)
Mi not gonna do it your way now, and this is what I say

No — no me nah go sit dung inna confusion
No — me nah go mek dem tell misay mi neva have ambition
No — no mi nah go stray from being who I am
No — mi naaah

A so mi live life day to day,
And a from mi culture man you know mi na stray
Cause we not gonna live this way
And this is what I say

A could a Roosta you a try come deal with like roach,
And the ’Owla ’Owla with you side way approach,
True you know so how we nah gonna do it,
Nah do it your way, this is what I say
No

No — no me nah go sit dung inna confusion
No — me nah go mek dem tell misay mi neva have ambition
No — no mi nah go stray from being who I am
No — mi naaah

Mi nah do it your way — and this is what I say

Pon Di Block

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

Ow Ow Ow, oh Lord oh Lord oh Lord
Pon di block
Hey Hey Hey, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Pon di block pon di block a wa cool an relax
Pon di block you know say mi no left mi dutty glock
Pon di block, you know say when mi come mi start chatt
Pon di block you know say Roosta man a di cream a di crop,
Pon di block mi tell dem say mi buy a TV
Pon di block, mi tell dem say mi buy a DVD
Pon di block you know say when mi come mi ca flap
An if you think you dutty hot you step on di block
Pon mi block mi sing again an say

Ow Ow Ow, oh Lord oh Lord oh Lord
Pon di block
Hey Hey Hey, oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

Pon di block who wicked like we?
Melodic one him no play number two neither three
Pon di block who wicked like mi
Prowla lock it dung and then mi just gonna dash with the key
Pon di block mi pour out some liquor for mi friends
Some ragamuffin youth who use to hold down the ends
Oh yeah him died and left him baby mother a Benz
And money did put dung fi mind the children
And youth and youth deh you know we have to stay 24 hour cause we have to get we pay
Say pon di block say rude boy no in a lay lay ,
So hear what Prowla & Roosta have to say (when mi sing say)

Ow Ow Ow, oh Lord oh Lord oh Lord
Pon di block
Hey Hey Hey, oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

Pon di block, you we make mils we make g’s
Maclauren parked up you know that I got the keys
So who be rollin on them diamond studded 20s?
Windows rolled down so I can feel the breeze,
Pon di block sometimes things get dread,
Feds and FBI all a run the place red
Informer walk with price pon dem head,
Men have to all a sleep with them gun in a dem bed:
Pon di block you who wicked like we?
We run the gal dem from A down to Z,
Woman a come and check mi from down in Italy,
Fi chill inna the penthouse with FNB (you no see, you no see)

Ow Ow Ow, oh Lord oh Lord oh Lord
Pon di block
Hey Hey Hey, oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah
Ow Ow Ow, oh Lord oh Lord oh Lord
Pon di block
Hey Hey Hey oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

Pon di block pon di block a wa cool an relax
Pon di block you done know say mi buy di buds
Pon di block you know say mi come show love
Pon di block you done know sa day mi a dove
Pon di block you know mi a di wicked thing
A boy talk to much you know chip off him wings
Pon di block you know when me cross te border never go no way
Mi of to have mi big glock
Pon di block and if a boy talk like him vile
An a try come deal with di Roosta like a child
Pon di block you know mi lay the body don because you know mi no left mi dutty gun

Ow Ow Ow, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord Owwwwwww
Pon di block
Hey Hey Hey, oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

Pon di block mi tell dem sa roosta sell crack

Rule The World

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

Everybody done know say life a test fi we so di ting set up so rule you destiny,
Build you own tings and no attempt fi tek fimme,
Wreck you own a tings and no relent fi wreck fimme
Own a ting and no relent fi wreck fimme

Until di grave there be no rest fi we,
Gal heart a beat right behind them breast fimme,
Jah mi put mi trust inna, and him bless fimme
Skills come sing the rest fimme

If I had to rule the world I’d start today
I’d start it right away hear when mi say
Oh yeah Oh yeah

People livin’ it day to day say dem don’t care about di neighbor
Dem hear mi say, let water, love and food be free
No more war over land when God give we
Just imagine, gender don’t matter, color it don’t matter, who skinny who fatta,
Just imagine no more conflict, no more captives, no more convict;
Then you would a see the grass greener pon every side
Burn out the fanatic dem wheh come wid all them genocide,
Army together and then we all go ride,
Full force against all the evil side wheh we a go do?
Bomb dung dem territory —
Wheh we a go do Bomb dung dem territory
Yo me come again
Then bring peace and love in a hurry

If I had to rule the world I’d start today
I’d start it right away hear when mi say
Oh yeah Oh yeah

If given a chance to rule the world, wouldn’t doing it with love be cool…
If I rule the world there be no more war
If I rule the world there be no hunger
If I rule the world things would be alright
If I rule the world there be no man made disease,
No poverty, all pain would cease

If I had to rule the world I’d start today
I’d start it right away hear when mi say
Oh yeah Oh yeah

Real Music

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

What I feel is people want real music
Na na na naah yeahee
Na na na naah naah nah yeahee

What I feel is people want to feel this
Na na na naah yeahee
Na na na naah naah nah

Chukumella she feel da one yah
Up inna Canada mi say down in America
Yow this ya one a the number one hitta
Music sick already and out to get sicka
Wicked piece a thing an mi say when it pass thru
This one is gonna hit you like the Hong Kong flu
Bring in you brethren and bring in all the crew
Bring in you friend dem too (what mi sing, say)
What I feel is people want real music
Na na na naah naah yeahee
Na na na naah naah nah yeahee

What I feel is people want to feel this
Na na na naah naah yeahee
Na na na naah naah nah

Hype up whenever you hear da tune yah
Energy mi want fi see when you deh in yah
Drum and the bass well a it fi move you
Dem yah kind of music a whe you fi groove to
Hip Hop, Rock, people love the Caribbean blend
Jump up, girate again and again then shout it out
And tell unno friend, music till the end
When mi sing, say

What I feel is people want real music
Na na na naah yeahee
Na na na naah naah nah yeahee

What I feel is people want to feel this
Na na na naah naah yeahee
Na na na naah naah

England, Jamaica, China and Japan
In Africa, Europe to the Netherlands
Prowla a reggae soldier mic inna mi hand,
Bring them together with the music a mi plan
Lyrically mi a move you and mek you wind
Dem ya style when mi give you a groove you same time,
Remember one time man a deal with crime
Now a music for your mind

So feel it, inna you hand and inna you foot
You say fi feel it, tell the DJ say dat him nutti wheel it
Platinum sing and then seal it
Music it deh yah fi everyone
Whether you are white or you a black man, African or even European
Everybody sing out mi song hear mi woman and man

What I feel is people want real music
Na na na naah yeahee
Na na na na naah naah yeahee

What I feel is people want to feel this
Na na na naah yeahee
Na na na na naah naah

Friends

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

We been frens for the longest time
I’ve always been right by your side
I think we’re ready for this,
I’m saying goodbye for now, goodbye for now, oh yeah

Just like day and night we are gonna meet again
I know I’m right, can’t you see it my friend
Can’t you see it my friend
Just like day and night we are gonna meet again
I know I’m right can’t you see it my friend

On top o’ the world I am, your help makes me who I am
Now our friendship grow so tight to a higher, higher height

We been frens for the longest time
I’ve always been right by your side
I think we’re ready for this,
I’m saying goodbye for now, goodbye for now, oh yeah

We gonna take time out now so each other can elevate themselves
Somehow no matter where we go
Know how it all started and how we grow foundations supporters
Interviews and reporters
Now we a cross up whole heap a borders
Siddung inna tour bus driven by chauffeurs

Give thanks for the time that you spend
Thank god for the rhymes and lines that we send, (boom)
Compatible that’s why we blend
Ratings for you
Ratings for me
Boom alright then mi frens from long time way back when
Yes mi friend from long time way back when
Biggin up my fren
Biggin up my fren
Biggin up my fren
Dem ok then

We been frens for the longest time
I’ve always been right by your side
I think we’re ready for this,
I’m saying goodbye for now, goodbye for now, oh yeah

We been frens for the longest time
I’ve always been right by your side
I think we are ready for this,
I’m saying goodbye for now, goodbye for now, oh yeah

Runaway

Written By: Fear Nuttin Band

Yow, never will I run away again
The picture ain’t no different from the painting
Yow, never will I run away again
Cause when mi come back a just the same ting

People in my community
Say dem no want accept mi
So dem no stop distress mi
So dem force mi fi runaway (yow cho!)
Mi come back the other way
While some a dem a act the same way
See some a dem a act strangely
Roosta Howie tell dem say yow,

Never will I run away again
The picture ain’t no different from the painting
Yow, never will I run away again
Cause when mi come back a just the same ting

Say dem a tell mi fi left outta mi place Oh Yes Ya
And dem a tell mi fi left outta mi yard Oh Lord Oh Lord
Dem shoulda know dat me a the band dog
Oh well, oh well oh well oh well
So how can you tell bad man except fi run away eh eh eh eh

Mi tek the bus mi tek the train
Mi tek the train mi tek the plane
Dem say mi walk in vain,
Dem all a say mi insane
But yow when tings go start rearrange,
You sight Prowla inna the low range
No badda feel say day mi a act strange;
Right yah now man a buss a new page

Never will I run away again
The picture ain’t no different from the painting
Yow, never will I run away again
Cause when mi come back a just the same ting

You mi just a cool and just a lax
Siddung in mi chair just watch mi kick back
People see mi dem a look and dem a chat
Try get mi out but I no watch dat
Some time mi did a walk down the block
Mi sight a little gal which look so pretty and hot

Cool back easy like mi no care
Have whole heap a gal wheh ready fi lox up mi hair
You — look how mi sit down and a chill last year
Now Fear Nuttin a go buss out this year!
And true dem tell mi run

Yow never will I runaway aggen…

Discography

Yardcore (Bodog/HRM records), Yardcore 2.0 (The Remixes).

Set List

Vibes, Friends, Enemy, Real Music, No, Fears, Rule the World, Fyah, etc.