With the message of love, unity and consciousness embedded in his music, St. Croix born Ras Attitude is a musical force to be reckoned with.
Independent Artist M. Goodwin “RAS ATTITUDE” was born on the “twin city “island of St. Croix, the largest of the Virgin Islands to renowned gospel singer, Harrella Goodwin.
At 7 years old he was introduced to the stage and by traveling with his mother and appearing on in several concerts, he was able to develop his musical skills by learning the play the keyboard, read musical notes, and harnessing his performance skills in becoming a consummate artist.
by the age of 15 years old while attending the Caribbean Community School, Ras Attitude found a joy in Beating on the desk and singing in the class room Dubbed the LUNCH ROOM SESSION as a way to practice his craft. It became the place where students would come to show off their talent. Still in High school, Ras Attitude became a founding member of “Tek-9 Sounds” with some friends & Family in the Community , That move became his launching pad to the top.
In between sets and the sound system, Ras Attitude would do his own little show using rhythms from 45 Vinyl Records. Which was a success for him and encouraged him to pursue a career in music? After high school Ras Attitude went on to Becker College, where the name Attitude was given to him by Tippa Lee of the group “Tippa Lee & Rappa Roberts.” While taking classes he was able to do little gigs at clubs, which gave him recognition on a small scale. During this time his path crossed a former artist known a Ras Batch. Batch previously plays in the band for Harrella Goodwin (Attitude’s mom) who at the time was playing with “Motion Band.” Upon meeting with Batch and voicing several tunes in the studio and together the two began the creation of SoundVizion Records.
His debut album “Happiness” in 2001 paved the way for this soulful roots reggae star. His harmonic sound is even more evident with follow up albums such as: “Love Life” in 2004 and “Holding Firm” in 2005. These albums included such hits as: “War to Win”, “All We Need is Love”, , “Wrath of Jah” featuring Batch. And “Warrior Status” The hit tune that HIT #1 on the Tashai Real Music Charts In record time !
With his magnetic personality and harmonic voice, this singer has been in demand worldwide. Even with his busy touring schedule in the United States and in Europe, this talented performer managed to deliver two more explosive albums which showcased his unique versatility and further proved his staying power in this industry—“Trodding Home” and “HOLD THE VIBES”
Without and doubt, this MUSICAL EXTRAORDINARE’S aura and style yells ARTISTIC! It is truly the epitome of a genuine artist. This is evident from his trail-blazing tunes, to his trend-setting style, and then to his charismatic, and most times, jovial personality. With his vibrancy and RESILIENT ENERGY, this “Show Stopping Crowd-pleaser” is sure to leave you captivated along with his harmonious lines reflecting love, unity, and positivity.
This MUSICAL GENIUS has proven that he can handle it all, from R&B, to Pop, to Hip-Hop and certainly his native home’s most popular musical genre; Reggae. This humble brethren, hailing from the island of seven (7) flags, St. Croix, has performed with great musicians and singers such as – Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond, Lutan Fyah, Batch, Pato Banton, Luciano Capleton, Sizzla, the LOST BoyZ, Kardinal Offishall, Nichole Ray and many more.
Ras Attitude has great things in store and is sure to rock a stage near you as he continues on his world-wide tour extending his fan base, and continues to obtain the love of people of all cultures from this cosmopolitan society we, “The American Paradise.”