Dr. Israel is the current, Rastafarian incarnation of West Philadelphia’s erstwhile Dug Bennett, ex Homo Picnic/Kremlin Korps.
“The boundary-crossing works and collaborations of The Legendary Dr. Israel cry out like a call to revolution, embracing styles from reggae to drum ‘n’ bass to hard-core metal. Like Eddy Grant on a counter-cultural warpath, Dr. Israel’s politically charged lyrics and diverse musical foundations deliver a refreshing blast of thought-provoking tracks that will make music fans from all walks stop and tune in. Doc’s ability to represent and reprocess his influences (Black Uhuru, Black Sabbath, Bad Brains, Run DMC, Roni Size) into compelling new forms is astounding. And what ties these styles of music together so organically? The answer is simple: Doc understands that what he loves about all music is BIG BASS and BIG DRUMS. He also understands how to implement that knowledge; this is why Doc is such a truly special musical mind.”