Posts tagged "Ghetto Youths Int’l"

WATCH THIS: Jo Mersa “Rock and Swing” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Jo Mersa "Rock and Swing" Official Music Video

Brand New Visuals From The Young Raggamuffin

Jo Mersa continues to step up lyrical game as he trods forward amongst his father Ragga and uncle Zilla. Bob Marley’s 23-year-old grandson is emerging as a wicked DJ who’s blazing his own trail with a fresh youthful approach that still respects the family legacy. His new video—shot by dread director Ras Kassa (the man responsible for Jr. Gong’s “Welome to Jamrock” visuals)—intercuts archival footage of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I with glimpses of kids riding skateboards in downtown Kingston. The bass-heavy rub-a-dub riddim with its echo-chamber horns should have the sound systems vibrating while Mersa touches on social issues from rape and pedophilia to dirty politics,  yet still keeps the energy upful. “I wanted to show the alternative of how beautiful life is,” states Mersa, “to love it and appreciate the gift of life. His toughest tune yet couldn’t have arrived a at a better time—just as the Ghetto Youths tour prepares to touch the road in support of Set Up Shop Vol. 2. Video 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 »

HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall “Bloodclaat” Riddim

A Big Bad Bloodclaat Juggling
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Wayne Marhsheezy kicks off the latest juggling from Ghetto Youths International crew with a hilarious tune about a certain medical condition that might be easily misconstrued as a different sup’m. Also on the juggling: Jo Mersa, Assassin, Aidonia, and Frisco Kid (!) In other words, it’s a big bloodclaat riddim. Audio After The Jump… Read more »