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Higher Purse


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There has been much debate lately about the state of reggae music. The claim is that with the insertion of the dancehall culture, authentic reggae has suffered and as a result, diminished on the global scale. Many argue that with both genres coming from the island of Jamaica when one is dominant the other falters.

Concerned about these findings, reggae artist and CEO of Russcuttaz Records, Higher Purse, went to work. He spent the last couple of months working on a project now entitled: Old School Riddim. His position is that even though he is a fan of dancehall music, his heart has and will always be with reggae. And seeing reggae sales suffer is something he would like to do something about. Higher Purse believes that if we only give the people real reggae music like in the old days then they will actually pay for it.

As such, the Old School Riddim which features artist like Natty King, Natural Black, Karamanti, Rage, Shaka Pow, Higher Purse and many others will be released and available for download on all major online music stores as of November 25th. Zojak Worldwide is distributing the album and they can be found online at http://www.zojakworldwide.com

Confident that the Old School Riddim is exactly what reggae lovers are looking for, Higher Purse would like everyone to check out snippets of the album before purchasing it. Listen to the old school riddim here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPURNUDU_pM

For more information about the Old School Riddim please contact the music publisher at blakkwuman22@gmail.com

- Reggae Festival Guide


Higher Purse not only sings he also has the skills as a songwriter.

Having written a guarantee number one, which is performed by reggae star Natty King called “you were chosen”.




Horace Reece also known as Higher Purse has been actively involved in music since 1993. As the president of the Wembley Youth Club (a social club in Marverly, Jamaica) in the early to mid nineties Higher Purse and his staff would host weekly stage shows to build espirit decor among neighboring communities. After the death of one of the entertainment committee member in 1998, Higher Purse left the Wembley Youth Club and moved to Mandeville, a rural community in Jamaica and return to Kingston after two years. Up on arrival in Kingston, he began writing songs with the hopes of getting other artists to sing them. Regretfully, that did not happen so that led him to begin singing his songs himself.

In 2004 Higher Purse recorded his first song entitled, “bitter sweet love” and his life literally changed from that point on. The release of “bitter sweet love” plunged him into the music business head on. He immediately recorded and released two follow up singles entitled; “big up daddy” and “love in a word” which is a combination with dancehall artist Myni Mo. The track “love in a word” was voted as a number one song on Roots 96.1fm, which is one of Jamaica’s top local community radio stations.

Realizing that reggae lovers both in and out of Jamaica were embracing him, in 2006 Higher Purse decided to start his own record label, now called Russcuttaz Music Production. He got together with two other producers Sean Tenn and Buff and began working on a rhythm driven compilation called “twylite riddim”. Shortly after the completion of the “twylite riddim”, Higher Purse, Sean Tenn and Buff got to work on the “challenge rhythm” which was released in 2009 and is currently being distributed by Reggae Inc. Currently, Higher Purse has just wrapped on production on his latest rhythm driven compilation, called; “old school rhythm”. This compilation is schedule to be released in the fall of 2010. On this project, Higher Purse not only sang but he also displayed his skills as a songwriter, having written a guarantee number one, which is performed by reggae star Natty King called “you were chosen”.

Under the direction of his management team, Higher Purse will be embarking on his first North American tour, which kicks off in Florida and concludes in Canada. The tour will serve as a medium to create awareness of and promote the “old school rhythm” compilation.

For more info on Higher Purse visit: www.myspace.com/higherpurse