Cookie The Herbalist ADD

Cookie The Herbalist

Like many other Reggae artists, Stefano Raschi a.k.a Cookie the Herbalist made his first steps on stage at a very young age. He started singing in a church choir in Italy when he was only six years old. The last years he used to tour althrough Switzerland with many different Hip Hop acts and with his Home sound the Bombo Clan Soundsystem.

Cookie was to be heard on countless Mixtapes and on various CD’s of the Bombo Clan Sound and featured many Hip Hop acts. Even a combination with the hyped UK-Mc’s of the London Zoo was recorded and found it’s way to English Radio stations. But all that should only be the beginning.

Since 2007 Cookie the Herbalist is a part of the Gideon Production Artist camp, and summer 2007 was already a very promising start of that collaboration.
As support act on Jah Masons Tour he appeared at the Rototom Sunsplash in Italy (the biggest Reggae festival in Europe) and at the Rumble Reggae Festival in Germany. In the following years Cookie shared the stage with superstars like Ziggy Marley, Julian Marley, Nas & Damian Marley, Junior Kelly just to name a few.

In January 2008, Cookie released the song „Don’t you tell me“ on Rootdown Records I love – Riddim. This song made it to almost every Swiss radiostation and was celebrated over months by the biggest Swiss Internet radio DRS Virus. That was the starting signal to Cookies still continuous presence in the Swiss Radio Playlists.
In Septemer 2008 Cookie the Herbalist’s first official EP „The Good Weed“ was released. It contains riddims of European Reggae giants like the Ganglords or the House of Riddim Band. Even a combination of Cookie with Switzerlands Reggae star Cali P is to be heard on it. This tune called “Cyaan Stop” also made it into Red Bull’s and Salomon’s Freestyle Video “Everyday Is A Saturday” and reached large international attention.

In early 2009 Cookie released two hot new tracks for the Dancehall. One of them called “Who Dem”. A powerful tune which gained lots of rewards in the Dancehall.
Then finally the single “Don’t You Tell Me” was released by Gideon Production with the nice hip hop flavoured bonus track “Words”.
The tune “Stories Pon Stories” made it to the Weedy G/African Beat – Bubbler Riddim – Selection. Big tune dat!!

After countless shows and an outstanding EP, three totally different single releases in just one year and many studio sessions, time finally came to release Cookie’s debut album “Like A Tree” in 2010. It’s first single release “A Girl Like You” a sweet lovers tune alongside the charming Jamaican singer Sophia Squire announced the album and dropped like a bomb. Before the tune was even officially released it got large airplay on Radio DRS 3 the biggest Swiss Radio for urban music. In just a few days it turned to a summer hit and got played on almost every Radio Station.

The Album “Like A Tree” was released three weeks later and convinced radio editors, fans and journalists. With 15 brandnew and varied songs Cookie started the “Like A Tree”-Tour with his first very own backing band The Spitire Band. This Band consists of some of the best Reggae and Jazz musicians to be found in Switzerland. With his support act Baba The Fayahstudent and the hot female dancers of Riddim Vibration, Cookie and Band toured around Switzerland and played over 40 shows in less than a year. Cookie appeared in a couple Swiss and foreign TV-shows, gave lots interviews for magazines, newspapers and so on and promoted his album very well.

Cookie’s unstoppable will to deliver good music with message and full of vibes to his audience and to kindle a pure firework are very unique and spectacular….

So, like we told you some time ago: The Swiss Singjay can’t be stopped!