The mastermind of reggae known as Ras Bogle has released last year his latest LP album, “It’s My Birthplace.” The LP is composed of 10 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. His music cleaves closely to the reggae and roots rock traditions while adding also his own inimitable sonic character. Lyrically profound and written with the betterment of humankind as a top priority, “It’s My Birthplace” by Ras Bogle is a testament to the goodness inherent in all people and a musical celebration of life itself. Born Hemrick Troy Bogle in Kingston, Ras Bogle always fills his songs with sentiments of love and compassion. He has been called “a voice for the voiceless and a face for the faceless.” Bogle himself has said he sings because he has “a strong conviction for the sovereignty of human rights”. Bogle also plays trumpet. He has performed at a wide variety of dancehall and reggae shows throughout the island of Jamaica, including such popular events as GT Taylor Christmas Reggae Extravaganza, Sting, Kingston Splash, and Spring Break. “I want all my fans to believe in themselves and to have faith,” Ras Bogle writes. “[It is important] to love oneself and, above all, to live upright with justice and honor. Do your best at all times. One love, One heart, One spirit and remember that Jah Love Always remains the same.”