Posts tagged "Black Am I"

Damian Marley Live at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom

Damian Marley Live at NYC's Bowery Ballroom

A Souled-Out Show on the Road to Stony Hill

Eleven years after welcoming us to Jamrock, Damian Marley is on the road to Stony Hill. It’s not just the name of the marijuana dispensary that the youngest Marley brother is opening near the Denver Bronco’s home field in Colorado. It’s not just the strand of weed that Jr. Gong personally helped to develop and test for said dispensary. Stony Hill, the name of the St. Andrew community north of Kingston where the young Lion grew up, is the title of Damian Marley’s upcoming fourth solo studio album. Full Review, Video & Photos After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Black-Am-I “In The Ghetto” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Black-Am-I "In The Ghetto" Official Music Video

One More Good Thing About Music…

“I don’t do hype, I do music,” Black-Am-I remarked backstage at a recent stop of the Set Up Shop tour. Born in the village of Nine Mile (the birthplace of Robert Nesta Marley, among others) Black-Am-I linked up with Damian Marley and eventually signed with the Ghetto Youths International posse. His latest single off the Set Up Shop Vol. 2 compilation celebrates the power of music to alleviate sufferation. Whether you’re listening at a streetside sound-system dance or aboard a luxury liner, this rub-a-dub selection sure sounds sweet.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Ghetto Youths International Posse Tour the U.S. In Support of Set Up Shop Vol. 2

Ghetto Youths International Posse Tour the U.S. In Support of Set Up Shop Vol. 2

Cham, Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis & Black-Am-I Touch The Road

There is a famous saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and for the heirs of reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian, Stephen and Julian Marley, their actions prove just that. Just as their father founded the Tuff Gong imprint, his youths see big things looming for their fresh record label Ghetto Youths International (GYI). For lovers of the perfect mixture of blues, calypso and rock and roll, Jamaica’s own reggae, GYI has a tour in the works next week. With the Marley imprint behind this initiative one can expect nothing less than a star-studded lineup of acts including Cham,Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Jo Mersa, and Christopher Ellis. Said GYI participants are of course featured on the Billboard chart-topper, Set Up Shop Volume 2, a compilation that represents a full spectrum of music, from reggae to dancehall and futuristic fusion. With such a stellar selection of artists on tour, backed by the Lawless band, who wouldn’t be excited? Tour Schedule After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Black-Am-I “In The Ghetto” Live Pon The WTJ Cruise

WATCH THIS: Black-Am-I "In The Ghetto" Live Pon The WTJ Cruise

I and I Tour Currently Cruising Through The United States

When the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise set sail last month, the first artist to touch the main deck stage was none other than Black-Am-I. The culturally inclined singjay rocked the big boat, closing out an energetic set with his latest song “In The Ghetto,” a track taken from the forthcoming Set Up Shop Vol. 2 compilation, due out later this year. Black-Am-I, who hails from Nine Mile, the birthplace of Bob Marley, is currently on tour of the U.S. with I-Wayne. Watch for them coming to a town near you. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Damian Marley & Friends Rock The Boat on the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise

Damian Marley & Friends Rock The Boat on the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise

As Bob Marley Once Sang, We Were “All In The Same Boat, Rockin on The Same Rock”

When The Wailers linked with Lee “Scratch” Perry to record their classic African Herbsman selection “Don’t Rock My Boat” back in 1973, chances are Bob Marley had no idea that 40-plus years in the future his family would be rocking the biggest boat in reggae history. But when the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise pulled away from the Port of Miami on Monday October 20th, the 2400 artists, selectors, and reggae lovers on board the luxury liner Norwegian Pearl were just as Bob sang, “All in the same boat, rocking on the same rock.” Continued After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Black-Am-I “In The Ghetto”

HEAR THIS: Black-Am-I "In The Ghetto"

Life Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough But The Music Sweet

Striaght out of Nine Mile, birthplace of the King of Reggae, comes a new recruit to the Ghetto Youths Intl’ crew, Black-Am-I. You may remember his standout cuts “Modern Day Freedom” and “Samson Strength,”‘ but the rootical Rasta singer is just getting started. His latest release is a demand to ease the suffering of ghetto youths through the healing power of music. “More dance fe keep,” sings Black-Am-I over an energetic, upbeat riddim track. Between this tune and Jr. Gong’s “Hard Work,” we are definitely looking forward to the  “Set Up Shop Vol 2” anthology. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Ghetto Youths Take Over Radio Lily

Ghetto Youths Take Over Radio Lily

Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I and Jo Mersa Storm the Strictly Boomshots Show

Just before the Ghetto Youths crew shelled down SOBs, they passed through Radio Lily to nice up the Strictly Boomshots show. Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, and Wayne Marshall passed the mic around like a coconut chalice. Everybody took a hit—little bit of interview, little bit of freestyle, and a whole heap of vibes. You know how the crew do. Audio After The Jump…

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Reasoning With Black Am I “We Come Prepared”

Reshma B Chops It Up With The Latest Ghetto Youth Recruit
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Black Am I hails from Nine Mile, the same rural Jamaican village where Bob Marley was born. After auditioning for Damian Marley back in 2007, he put in a full year of practice before Jr. Gong decided he was ready to become a Ghetto Youths International artist. Since then he’s dropped a music video for his tune “Modern Day Freedom” and contributed two tracks to the Ghetto Youths album Set Up Shop Vol. 1. Watch Black Am I performing his signature song at London’s IndigO2 and then chatting with Reshma B about how he’s making his dreams of reggae stardom come true. Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Black Am I “Modern Day Freedom” Official Video PREMIERE

Fresh New Sounds And Visuals From The Latest Recruit To The Ghetto Youths Camp
“I feel like I’m responsible to bring back roots reggae,” says the young singjay Black Am I without hesitation. “Cause the thing get watered down.” Born in the rural village of Nine Mile—birthplace of Bob Marley—Black Am I met Damian Marley while the Jr. Gong was visiting a few years ago. Taking Damian’s advice to keep practicing and developing his skills, Black Am I was ready the next time Jr. Gong came to town and soon got signed to the Ghetto Youths International imprint. His new single, “Modern Day Freedom,” raises timely questions about life within a 21st century system of economic dependency. “How can we free ourself?” the artist ponders. “We have to put our shoulder to the wheel. No more complaining. Work to be done. I myself call pon every Jamaica right now. Stand up for your right. Get up, stand up. Sitting down too long right now. It’s game time.” Video After The Jump…
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Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Crossword Puzzle Playlist

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Crossword Puzzle Playlist

A Boomshots Playlist to Help You Solve The Puzzle

The Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise sets sail this Monday from Miami with ports of call in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, and an all-star lineup of reggae royalty and top selectors aboard. Boomshots and House of Marley teamed up to create the official cruise Zeen, which includes a reggae-matic crossword puzzle. If you can’t make it on board this year’s cruise, don’t be left high and dry… We’ve got the puzzle right here. And make sure you visit the official site to book your cabin for next year.
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