Born on an Island of the Philippines who moved to Chicago at the age of 9. A producer, audio engineer and a traveling reggae artist on the rise!
Ras Linga aka "Heartbeat" growing up in Chicago has worked with DJ Deluge (Scope Radio on 89.3FM) DJ System4 (WLUW-FM 88.7) Also a member of hip-hop and reggae crew iLLmenTed ViBeS.. Dropped their debut album "Lost Art" on 4/20/10 under Big Hip Entertainment and currently dropped "Art Gallery" May 5, 2012 Feat. ILLumiNati Congo, Ras Kalipsuss, Nello Payer, One Be Lo from Binary Star, Vajra Gita, Noelle Wanchic, Complex, Brian Wilkens and many more…
Ras had the pleasure sharing the stage with Jedi Mind Tricks, Wes Restless and Matlock 2010, Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah at Springfield Hempfest 2011 back again with The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy and Cas Haley 2012. Aaradhna, Kava Kreation, New Kingston, Hirie, Kush County, Gonzo with Beyond I Sight and Stranger Band 2013. J Boog, Fortunate Youth, True Press, Natural Vibrations, Tatanka, Sister Carol and Yellowman 2014. Common Kings, Tribal Theory, Big Mountain and Arise Roots 2015. Anuhea, Through The Roots, The Expanders, E N Young, Ekolu and Micah G 2016.
BiG HiP Entertainment is a label started 2010 by Ras Linga in Chicago that generates all genres of music also linked with Big Hip Snowboards company by Ronuk Patel who makes handmade snowboards, split-boards and provides ski and snowboard documentaries out of Missoula, MT. Our mission is to establish real positive music and new culture to feed our youth instead of major industrial corruption. One Love
Very few artists are offered major label recording deals these days and even fewer turn them down to pursue an independent route to success. But Ras Linga decided to pursue the latter and shares with us in this in-depth interview his steady growth as an artist. by Biko Kennedy