We talk about “change” like we can speak it into fruition. But we sit back and say “I don’t have to make that sacrifice, someone else can”. If we all sit back and expect others to do what’s necessary our future will continue to look bleaker. It’s time to RISE UP!
RISE UP against Climate Change, Poverty, Racism, Gender Inequality, Sexual Violence, Unemployment, Health Care
An oldie but ever so relevant! The most powerful lyrics throughout the song:
And when you trust your television
What you get is what you got
Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want
It’s time we wake up and be proactive in paving our own way. We can’t depend on a system that expects us to live on $1 when cost of living is $5. Self sustainability is key!
The message is in the music, take a listen.
The term “Reggae” first originated around the 1960’s in Jamaica that had ties to the Rastafari community. Consequently, some of the worlds most famous Reggae musicians are Rastafarians and many of their beliefs are manifested through their music. Continue reading
A song whose lyrics is relevant AND is accompanied by an appropriate video is very rare!
“And when a gunman makes choice
I wonder what goes through a gunman’s mind
And does a gunman think twice?
Before him takes another someone’s life?
I wonder what it is a gunman say
To the Father when a gunman pray
Does he kiss his kids to bed at night?
Making sure the blanket tucked just right?”
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Ghetto Youths International
Set Up Shop, Vol II
Drops December 23rd 2014
“Distant Relatives” is undoubtedly the best musical collaboration of its time created by two of the music industry’s lyrical geniuses. Each song has a message and collectively takes you on a spiritual journey; makes you see aspects of life from a different perspective and leaves you questioning. It entails topics such as Political corruption, poverty, violence, survival, the importance of seeking knowledge, Rastafari and Africa (The Motherland).
Jr. Gong is a great talent and is indeed the “Youngest Veteran”. His unique sound and flow gets you on a high. As for Nas, he has remained true to his craft and is one of the most underrated artiste. I admire the fact that his music is raw and a true representation of his life.
This album has gotten me through some tough days!
Now listen to 1 hour, 2 minutes and 25 seconds of good music and hold a Firm Meditation.