“Nothing more powerful than love” -The Ambassador
Nuff said. The Ambassador’s music carries themes of love, positivity, and conscious grooves. We had the pleasure of catching up with him shortly before broadcasting for On The Rise Morning radio show.
Originally from Virginia and currently residing there now, The Ambassador also spent eight amazing years in San Diego. In San Diego is where I was introduced to his music, and also shared the stage with him. I always enjoyed the passion he had in following his dreams and staying true to the message in the music. If I was to describe his music in a genre I’d say its Soul Reggae.
And he’s got soul for sure. His latest release “Powerful Love” features Grammy Nominated artist Pato Banton and strikes home with the message that love is truly the most powerful thing on the planet.
At the age of 14 The Ambassador found his interest in music. He was drawn to his older brother’s blues and rock collection. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker and Led Zeppelin were among those in the collection. Later in high school he found his love for reggae. He began listening to UB40, Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown and Fiji. It was shortly after high school he formed his first band Seed. After moving to San Diego he started pursuing his solo career and released a full length record entitled “New Roots”. On this record you can hear that beautiful blend of Soul and Reggae. Included is a rendition of Otis Redding’s “That’s how strong my love is”.
As he gets ready to release another album the Ambassador mentions the legacy he’d like to leave behind. “Quality music and a substantive message that can stand the test of time.” He also hopes his music can change someone’s life for the better.
Looking forward to hearing more music from The Ambassador very future.