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Dre Island captures Exodus

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Dre Island contributed to the BBC 40th anniversary tribute. Dre’s task was to capture the elusive Bob Marley tune Exodus and he made it his own with just a piano and a sweet raspy voice.

Watch Dre Island’s Official Video for Rastafari Way. 

Chronixx puts a twist on Guiltiness and Natty Dread

in Reggae News/World by

BBC celebrates Bob Marley’s Exodus 40 year anniversary with a celebratory remake of the entire album. There’s something about Bob Marley and his unifying music that has intertwined itself into the memories of our experiences. Chronixx’s passionate exhibition seems to channel young Bob delivering Guiltiness in a fashion that keeps its core Marley elements while giving us contemporary Chronixx at the same time.

He effortlessly infuses ET and JA history into his stinging refix;

bowing at his feet 72 nations Ras Makonnen was crowned Conquering Lion…baba Jan Hoy father of African…Empress Menenite at his right hand…meanwhile inna Jamaica land….whole heap a trial and tribulation…when Bustamante seh kill all rasta man…wa kinda Selassie weh you a call pan…trim dem and bring da whole a dem a station.

This little flow is imbued with so much contrast and pride and pain as he sings. It is the history of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie’s coronation when he transforms from Ras Tafari Makonnen to Haile Selassie King of Kings, Conquoring Lion of the tribe of Judah in 1930 when 72 nations from around the world did in fact make their way to bow at the feet of this mysterious black king from this mysterious sovereign nation, ancient Abyssinia. He goes on to say “baba Jahn Hoy father of African” this is important because now Chronixx has fast forwarded us into time from 1930 to 1963 when HIM inaugurated the Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa, the current African Union where all the African leaders continue to meet and strategize the future of the continent. (note: ababa = father and Jahn Hoy = HIM Haile Selassie in Ethiopia’s official language of Amharic.)

Source: Public Domain
Queen Elizabeth at the Ethiopian Royal Palace

He goes on to say “meanwhile inna Jamaica land” so we are still in 1963, yet Chronixx shifts us 7,791 miles to the little island of JA where Jamaica’s first Prime Minister Bustamante declared “Bring in all Rastas, dead or alive”. The Coral Garden’s incident was one of the most brutal government organized attacks against early Rastafarians in JA and resulted in the death of reported 8 men and the unjust arrest, beating and scalping of Rastafarians from the community.

image source: wgnetworks

This historic account from Chronixx comes just a couple months after the Jamaican government officially apologized to the Rastafarian community and the community of Coral Garden’s for the atrocious attacks of 63′ which ironically took place just one year after JA independence from England in 1962.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness  spoke to Parliament on April 4, 2017 announcing that the Government would be ensuring a similar occurrence does not happen again.

“I am happy to have finally reached the point where we can discuss concrete and tangible actions, which ease some of the heavy burdens that survivors and the community had faced. Today, without equivocation, we apologise for what occurred in Coral Gardens. We express regret and sorrow for this chapter in our national life that was characterised by brutality, injustice and repression. (It) was wrong and should never be repeated,” the prime minister stressed.

“We have taken a symbolic yet courageous and pivotal move, which means that we can face the future with renewed hope. While we know this (apology) cannot erase the brutality, oppression and injustice, I am comforted by the willingness of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society to keep the dialogue going,” he said.

– The public defender will be asked to continue the work her office started in finding survivors and gathering important information on them and their families. She will be collaborating with the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society and the member of parliament for the area to make that possible.

– A trust fund of no less than J$10 million is to be made available to them and their families.

– Six lots at Pinnacle will become designated protected heritage sites, which will also include a Rastafari Village. source

So who are the guilty ones now?

Watch Chronixx cover Natty Dread

King Shango Capleton at Dubclub-LA-6/10/17

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Dub Club at Echoplex is bringing another roots and culture beast to LA again. Capleton will be performing Saturday June 10th on his Rise Above Tour.

Rise Above Tour: Capleton

DubClub June 10, 2017

 

Sir Lloyd Coxson Vs Rodigan

in Reggae News by

BEHIND THE combination of superlative equipment, a rare library of music, the creative ability to “present” reggae music and the teamwork which has ensured that Coxsone has for over a decade been the sound against which all others are judged is its founder, Lloyd Coxsone.

Sir Lloyd Coxson Vs Rodigan

In April following the release of Rodigan’s book My Life in Reggae Sir Lloyd Coxson goes in on an interview with Rawpa Crawpa on the sensitive and ongoing reality of foreign reggae capitalism. He insists David Rodigan never buss nobody in reggae. Reggae buss him. 

Rodigan’s Response

Traditional Reggae music has always stood up against injustice, against the downtrodden, against tyranny. There’s nothing worse than injustice, nothing worse than being falsely accused of doing or saying something that you never said or did. I will not enter into a long diatribe about Lloyd Coxsone’s video rant against me. Suffice to say that it was vicious, vindictive and worst of all… it was laced with untruths and falsehoods. I’m not going through them all but I will point to just one of them. The Godfather lie.

The real bone of contention seems to revolve around me apparently saying that l am The Godfather of Reggae. I challenge Lloyd Coxsone to prove that I ever said that. Prove it by showing the video footage, prove it by showing the press interview when I said that… prove it. I am powerless over what a radio or television presenter or journalist says about me, whether it’s a term of praise or an expression of disapproval. But I am NOT powerless over my own mouth and what comes out of it. I have never said that I am The Godfather of Reggae neither have I said that I’m the King of Reggae neither have I ever claimed to have ‘bust a reggae artist’ because I would never be so arrogant and presumptuous.

Now let’s us return to the music and the message. And the message is LOVE

I have no further comment on this matter.

David Rodigan

source: amazon.com

 

Collie Buddz-Good Life

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Collie Buddz – Good Life

One shot cah me need it bad
Next shot for the week weh me had
Three shots make me bun out me job
When me look ‘pon me check
Me feel like me get Robbed
Fourth shot fi bring in party season
Fifth shot me take just for no reason
Sixth shot make me almost forget
‘Bout the whole damn week me get a beatin’

Ay! Sometimes inna me life I just wanna – hey
Hold a vibes and burn the marijuana – hey
Right cha now
Me ready fi go turn it up
Gimme the rum with the chaser
Ay, I got some, trees
Me waan fi roll it up, but me forget fi buy paper
This night’s going down in history
Nobody can come talk shit to me
‘Cause all me need is some girls and weed
And a lil bit a liquor and me dogs weh close to me

It’s the good life
Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay
It’s the good life
Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay

End of the month come the rent, nuh pay, but fuck it
Tell the boss not coming in today, me ducking
Cah the party a shot and me nah leave
And me have a hot gyal, a swear she waan breed
Cah anywhere the good vibes deh me love it
Music a fi me life put nothin’ above it
A my life fi live a so me waan dweet
Move to my own beat.. and

Sometimes inna me life I just wanna – hey
Hold a vibes and burn the marijuana – hey
Right cha now
Me ready fi go turn it up
Gimme the rum with the chaser
Ay ,I got some, trees
Me waan fi roll it up, but me forget fi buy paper
This night’s going down in history
Nobody can come talk shit to me
‘Cause all me need is some girls and weed
And a lil bit a liquor and me dogs weh close to me

It’s the good life
Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay
It’s the good life
Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay
It’s the good life

Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay
It’s the good life
Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay
It’s the good life

Oh, oh, ay, oh oh, ay
Oh, oh, ay, oh oh..

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Damien Marley ft. Stephen Marley-Medication-lyrics

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Medication
(feat. Stephen Marley)

[Stephen Marley:] Medication – your medication makes me high Just be patient – I’m like a patient trying to find Levitation – Run your fingers down my spine Elevation – your medication makes me high, yeah[Damian Marley:] Such a short way up and such a long way down Chalice it a bubble like we deh ya right down The way you [?] haffi weigh five pound Inna fields of marijuana that is my playground I love you Mary Jane! You’re the prettiest of flowers, girl me can’t complain When I’m with you I feel so high I rise above the rain And you no do people damage, like that bitch cocaine, no And if them lonely, feeling only pain Cause your DNA is of the highest strain Your effect is so potent, it’s so insane You so gummy and sticky like a plasticine When me grind out your body, only stems remain And to love you is so risky, I might get detained You always keep me flying on the highest plane And anybody know, will always proclaim[Stephen Marley:] Medication – your medication makes me high Just be patient – I’m like a patient trying to find Levitation – Run your fingers down my spine Elevation – your medication makes me high, hey[Damian Marley:] Your leaves of green, your purples and blue Has cured little kids, and old women too And I say to myself, what a wonderful herb And I say to myself, what a wonderful herbLook how Babylon so duppy, dem fight you fi years Fi your love whole heap a man serve years Babylon so duppy, dem fight you fi years And now the whole a dem a buy shares You should be a celebrity, amongst any tree Across the seven seas, for your energy But you’re an enemy, catching felonies Of the remedies in your recipes, whoa[Stephen Marley:]
Medication – your medication makes me high
Just be patient – I’m like a patient trying to find
Levitation – Run your fingers down my spine
Elevation – your medication makes me high, hey

[Damian Marley:]
Ask me how you feel, splendid indeed
With a likkle bit a black splendid weed
A purest grow indoors, not a stick nor seed
And she never force ripe, it was a real slow speed
No fertilizer, natural baby feed
No cross pollination, she’s a real pure breed
Cultivated in love and she’s not grown for greed
She’s everything I want and also all I need

[Stephen Marley:]
Medication – your medication makes me high
Just be patient – I’m like a patient trying to find
Levitation – Run your fingers down my spine
Elevation – your medication makes me high, hey

Sean Paul-No Lie

in Vids & Lyrics by

“No Lie”
(feat. Dua Lipa)

[Dua Lipa:] Feel your eyes, They all over me Don’t be shy, Take control of me Get the vibe It’s gonna be lit tonight[Sean Paul:]
Baby girl, yuh a carry ten ton a fatness,
Gimme some a dat
Mixed with the badness,
Look how she act
She a black goddess,
But turn up,
Don’t stop

It’s a good piece of mentals under the cap
Hot piece of gear, mami love all your chat
Watching every step of the pep of the what you got
Stayin’ in my brain, mama when you’re out of touch
And my aim is to give you this love

Hypnotic the way you move
Let me acknowledge the way you do
And I would not lie or play with you
Beam me up like Scottie, baby girl
It’s so hypnotic, the way you move
That’s why I wanted to get to you
And I would not lie or play with you
Move so hypnotic

[Dua Lipa & Sean Paul:]
No lie
Girl we never miss
Feel your eyes,
They’re all over me
Don’t be shy,
Take control of me
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Hypnotized,
Pull another one
It’s alright,
I know what you want
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

[Sean Paul:]
I’m so lit, so lit, my girl
So let me see you roll it, roll it, my girl
Me love it when you bend and fold it
Now let me bone it
And let me own it, my girl
Give you pon the style that I have mastered
Hoist you up, baby girl, that’s my word
Give you that good lovin’ that is preferred
You deserve it, so don’t be scared

It’s hypnotic the way you move
Let me acknowledge the way you do
And I would not lie or play you
Beam me up like Scottie, baby girl
It’s so hypnotic, the way you move
That’s why I wanted to get to you
And I would not lie or play you
Move so hypnotic

[Dua Lipa & Sean Paul:]
No lie
Girl never miss
Feel your eyes,
They’re all over me
Don’t be shy,
Take control of me
Get the vibe it’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Hypnotized,
Pull another one
It’s alright,
I know what you want
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Shake that body, let me see you just do it
Girl, hundred percent
No lie
Move that body, let me see you just do it
Girl, go on represent
No lie
Shake that body, let me see you just do it
To the fullest extent
No lie
Move that body, let me see you just do it
Girl, you’re magnificent
No lie

Feel your eyes,
They’re all over me
Don’t be shy,
Take control of me
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Hypnotized,
Pull another one
It’s alright,
I know what you want
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

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