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"Redcoat's first CD appeals to "the lost generation.""

Redcoat has released his first CD, "Anti-Establishment."
Redcoat's first CD appeals to "the lost generation."

By Kimberly Starks
for the Savannah Morning News

Redcoat, a college musician, addresses the fears and materialistic lifestyle of rap on his debut CD, "Anti- Establishment."

"Anti-Establishment" is an effort to provoke change by what Redcoat calls "the lost generation."

The 19-track CD tells a story. Redcoat is the narrator. Each track takes the listener through different attitudes and perspectives on life, forming an intimate relationship with the music.

Redcoat -- 24-year-old Jason Newell -- received his stage name during his freshman year at Savannah State University. He's now a senior criminal justice major.

Redcoat describes his music as an art form. His music attempts to focus on problems that the younger generations faces, using hard-edged lyrics on sampled old beats that complement each other.

Redcoat deals with social issues, and explores his love of music in his most popular track, "Sweet Lady."

WHAT: "Anti-Establishment"

WHO: Redcoat

AVAILABLE: Media Play, Sound Shop Records

Raised in Memphis, Tenn., Redcoat frequently visited Beale Street -- the famous blues area where down-home Southern funk filled the air. "Anti-Establishment" takes themes from R&B artists of the 1970s who frequented the area, such as Curtis Mayfield and Willie Hutch.

"Anti-Establishment" is already being sold in Media Play and Sound Shop Records in Savannah Mall. The CD has circulated more than 1,000 copies.

Jason Gragg, manager of Sound Shop Records, said he likes to recommend the CD. "When I offer to let people listen to the CD, I like watching them and they really get into the music," he said. "It's just a matter of getting it out." - Diversions/Web posted Friday, November 29, 2006


"Anti-Esatablishment " Released Oct 2005. Produced by RedStrumentals L.l.c , D.A.N. and Matthew Head

"Below The Mason-Dixon" Released Oct 2006. Produced by Redstrumentals L.l.c. , Dubb Music , T.P. Beatz



Redcoat was born Jason Newell in Warner Robins, GA. He spent six years in Georgia before moving to Memphis, Tennessee where he would come face to face with the influences that would later shape him as an artist. The Blues is king in Memphis and soon young Jason found himself admiring and being inspired by the musicians on the legendary Beale Street. The sounds were all around him and the spirit and soul of the world famous Stax Records would plant the seed for Redcoat to grow.At age 11 he returned to Warner Robins where he would pursue his passion for music. By age 15, Redcoat was a member of a local group that was popular amongst his peers, appearing in local talent showcases during his days at Northside High School. Sharpening his skills on the underground, Redcoat developed his unique and energetic flow and displayed a knack for songwriting that would garner critical acclaim from hip-hop heads. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Savannah State University where he continued to develop his sound while opening for major acts such as Pastor Troy, T.I., and Nappy Roots. Redcoats single Sweet Naked Lady found its way onto various DJs mixtapes and received airplay on Savannah radio stations mix shows. After doing shows throughout Savannah and the middle Georgia area, Redcoat relocated to Atlanta where he is currently based. Picking up where he left off, the self promotion has continued in Atlanta. From performing at the Royal Peacock and finishing as a finalist in the Best of the Best artist competitions, to performances at the 20 Grand and Club Ritz, Redcoat continues to develop a strong presence on the underground. He can be found at various spots throughout the city promoting, performing, and selling his cds. After thousands of sales straight out the trunk, the grind is still in effect. Redcoat co-founded the group The Network as well as Out Da Trunk Productions and continues to release quality solo and group albums in the streets to an ever-growing fan base.