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BLXXD MONEY-Official Audio x Lyrics

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Mi nah watch no face beg no more pardon
Nuff drug money deh yah Cherry Garden
Nuff individual society applaudin’
You can ask anybody weh dem get dem start in
But nuff politician takin’ donation
So nuff criminal will never see a station
Never see a cell, not even a courthouse
But every Sunday we see deh take him boat out
North Coast resort and car dealership
Di construction company dem jus’ don’t legit
Usually wash he money turn around and hide it
When di kick back a come in di government delightedSo, police cancel operation
Cause no real badman a go station
Now if you check di situation
A Blood money run di nation
Come take a look inna Jamaica
Injustice in di place nuh
If wha you see nuh really phase you
Then you are the problem weh we face to

Was ’bout to buy a nex six enuh
Maybe then I wouldn’t have to be a prisoner
Maybe then I coulda not turn in my firearm
Police could nuh come remand,
Coming like me run an army
Was ’bout to be a politician too
Maybe then I coulda make any decision, look
Maybe then I make a 100 million disappear
Then mi act like mi nuh care
Watch out what mi pack in there
Because the sad reality
Inna Jamaica seh you status a you salary
Man deh road a carry one whole heap a felony
But dem have a family
A boost up di economy

So, police cancel operation
Cause no real badman a go station
Now if you check di situation
A Blood money run di nation
Come take a look inna Jamaica
Injustice in di place nuh
If wha you see nuh really phase you
Then you are the problem weh we face to

It’s out of many but one set of people feelin’ it
How that real, society you agreed to this
Things a reveal, the garbage the machine spit
No smoke screen, no river cannot conceal it
Now the system failing, the gap a get wider
A matter of time before a total divide yah
You cross the line, man draw quick fi remind you
If you built it ‘pon crime then crime will haffi find you
That’s how it’s been always, that nuh frustrate you like it do to me?
How much dead baby deh over Jubilee
How much yutes did ten when dem run into Tivoli
Now dem sixteen, hard fried, a fricassee

So, police cancel operation
Cause no real badman a go station
Now if you check di situation
A Blood money run di nation
Come take a look inna Jamaica
Injustice in di place nuh
If wha you see nuh really phase you
Then you are the problem weh we face to

 

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Protoje covers The Heathen for Exodus Tribute

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With de Heathen back dey ‘pon de wall…..

UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest Cutting Costs to Cash In

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Summer is just beginning in So. Cal and reggae festivals are in full effect already. From Hollywood, to Palm Springs to UCLA all the way down to Rosarito, Mexico…LA’s reggae culture is as diverse as the bustling metropolitan population. Just how much money is being funneled into reggae from Southern California and whats up with Cali’s historic affinity for festival full summers.

UCLA JazzReggae May 29. 17

The prestigious private university known for its high ass tuition and bomb ass education has been holding the Jazz Reggae Fest for 31 years.

The late 90’s saw UCLA JazzReggae at the height of dancehall’s crossover success in the US. It was definitely a meet (meat) market but what could you expect for an reggae event on campus and fully coordinated by the students?

Tickets were between 10 and 15 dollars if that. Those patrons that did not want to pay just chilled outside and often parking-lot-pimped the hell out of it.  Westwood the small city where UCLA resides has an approximate population of 2,000. Just last year UCLA scaled down this show to a capacity of 2,000. People who didn’t want to pay still got to listen to some free tunes from way beyond the gates alongside a view of the passing LA low riders. It was win win.

Yet as the years passed reggae rose in popularity and so did organizers eyes and bellies. They saw dollar signs and a very real and possible city disturbance issue looming. In order to alleviate some of the mass of activity outside the gates ticket prices had to go up.

As the ticket price rose so did Jazz Reggae Fest budget. As did the artist’s performing rates and the number of performers on the 2 day line up. Money, money, money.

As the outside activity dwindled so did the extra-festival vibe that initially gave UCLA its uniqueness. It became about the bottom line and thus appears to have suffered a steady decline in profits as a result.

This year we were delighted to see Protoje and Jah9 on the line up representing the only Jamaican reggae acts on the bill.

It may be an extraordinary way to re-calibrate the essence of reggae and what it needs to be on a global scale. And it would be one of the most competitive universities on the planet, UCLA in one of the most forward thinking regions in the world, California to do it.

UCLA newspaper The Daily Bruin dedicated an interesting article detailing UCLA’s Jazz Reggae Festival steady attendance and profit decline since the late 90’s. Take a look at details below.

The Daily Bruin online Posted: February 1, 2016 8:49 am

Roy Champawat, director of the student union, said this year’s festival will be held at a smaller venue due to declining crowds, increasing production costs and last year’s venue change….the music industry has changed and there are more music festivals such as Coachella which draw students away from attending JRF…. JRF was $152,000 over its intended budget, said USAC President Heather Rosen at last week’s council meeting. Two years ago, the festival was $113,000 over budget.

2o16 and 17 saw a more thrifty budget of just $85,000 as well as a scaled down one-day event. source: Daily Bruin

 

 

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