Tribal Seeds

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Tribal Seeds
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Background information
Origin San Diego, California, United States
Genres Reggae, reggae rock[1]
Years active 2005-Present
Labels Tribal Seeds Music, iSeed Industries LLC
Members Steve Jacobo
Tony-Ray Jacobo
Carlos Verdugo
Victor Navarro
E.N Young
Ryan Gonzo

Tribal Seeds is a reggae band based in San Diego, California.[2] Current band members include Steven Rene Jacobo; lead singer, Tony-Ray Jacobo; keyboards/vocals/producer, Victor Navarro, bass; Carlos Verdugo, drums; E.N Young, keyboards/vocals; and Ryan Gonzo, guitar/vocals. They have toured throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Aruba, and Guam, and have shared the stage with Atmosphere, Slightly Stoopid, MGMT, Matisyahu, The Wailers, SOJA, and Rebelution, among others.


From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer, keyboards, vocals), Tribal Seeds now boasts six members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Victor Navarro (bass), E.N Young (keyboards, vocals) & Ryan Gonzo (guitar, vocals).

Tribal Seeds’ debut, self-titled album "Tribal Seeds" was released in 2008 with their second album "The Harvest" following, June 2009. iTunes named both albums "Best Of" in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the "Best World Music" title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008,[3] and "The Harvest," which contained fourteen original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts.

In 2011 Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled "Soundwaves" which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness.

On May 13, 2014 Tribal Seeds released their fourth album, Representing. The new album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts (114[4] Top Billboard 200) as well as the iTunes & Amazon charts. Representing contains 12 original recordings and features: Don Carlos, Mykal Rose, Kyle McDonald (Slightly Stoopid), Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite), New Kingston and the band's own, Maad T-Ray and lead guitarist Gonzo.


Year of release Title Label
2005 Youth Rebellion (LP) Independent
2008 Tribal Seeds (LP) Independent
2009 The Harvest (LP) Independent
2011 In Your Eyes (Single) Independent
2011 Soundwaves (EP) Independent
2011 Run The Show (Single) Independent
2012 Night & Day (Single) Independent
2014 Representing (LP) Independent
2016 Surrender (Single) Independent


  • Steven Rene Jacobo - lead vocals, guitar
  • Tony-Ray Jacobo - keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Carlos Verdugo - drums
  • Victor Navarro - Bass
  • E.N Young - keyboards, vocals
  • Ryan Gonzo- guitar, vocals



  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Tribal Seeds – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Toombs, Mikel (February 14, 2008). "Roots elsewhere, hearts in the island". Union Tribune. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  3. ^ San Diego Music Awards, 2008 Awards.
  4. ^ AllMusic, Billboard Charts.

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