Posts tagged "Ghetto Youths"

HEAR THIS: Jo Mersa “Sunshine” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Jo Mersa "Sunshine" PREMIERE

New Music From The Comfortable EP

As Jo Mersa tours the USA with his father Stephen Marley and his Ghetto Youths bredren Wayne Marshall, he’s been performing cuts from his debut EP, Comfortable, which is set to drop on June 10.  Some of the songs on there, like the title track and “Bad So” are well-known by now. But today he premieres a brand new cut called “Sunshine.” As the title suggests, the sound is warm and shiny, and the lyrics are strictly fi de gyal dem. The forecast for the latest Ghetto Youths recruit is looking bright.  Audio After The Jump…

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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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HEAR THIS: Wayne Marshall “I Know”

First Single Off His Upcoming TRU Colors Album
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Ever since Wayne Marshall linked with Damian and Stephen Marley to join up with the Ghetto Youths International crew—and dropped the “Go Hard” posse cut—we’ve been anticipating his debut album, TRU Colors.  Yesterday he unveiled the first single, a wicked one-drop tune called “I Know.” As you might expect from Marshall, the lyrics are deep. This one will have you thinking twice before you decide to Instagram a big man in the club. Audio After The Jump…  Read more »

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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Ghetto Youths International “Set Up Shop Vol. 1” Cover Art & Track Listing

First GYI Compilation Set to Drop Next Tuesday set_up_shop_vol_1_itunesBOOMSHOTSScheduled for an Itunes WORLDWIDE release on February 26, the 14-track compilation Set Up Shop Vol. 1 will feature talented GYI artistes like Jo Mersa and Daniel ‘Bambaataa’ Marley, the third generation of Marley performers, as well as Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis, and new music from the Marley brothers – Stephen, Julian and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Also featured are noteworthy collaborations from the likes of Jah Cure, Bugle, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Akon, Tarrus Riley and T.O.K. GYI, which is owned by brothers Stephen, Damian and Julian, have put extensive work not only in developing the compilation but the artistes themselves and in the last 18 months have worked on full length albums with Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis and Black-Am-I. Track List After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Reasoning with Jo Mersa “How You Bad So”?

WATCH THIS: Reasoning with Jo Mersa "How You Bad So"?

When You’re Bob Marley’s Grandson, Making Music Is a Family Affair

Joe Mersa is the eldest son of Stephen Marley, the nephew of Jr. Gong, and a fresh recruit to the Ghetto Youths family. Last week he dropped his tasty single “Comfortable,” and the ladies are loving it. That’s why we’re expecting more great things from this young rebel. Here he chops it up with the ReggaeGirlAboutTown about getting into the biz, the Melody Makers, and his love for reggae and dancehall music. He even gets Reshma B to kick a freestyle—how she “bad so.” Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Christopher Ellis ft. Bay-C “Don’t Change Your Number” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Christopher Ellis ft. Bay-C "Don't Change Your Number" Official Music Video

When Your Girl Runs Away, It’s Time To Make Moves

Mochilla productions brings a vintage feel to the brand new music video for @EllisMuzicChild (youngest son of the late great Alton Ellis). The black-and-white finds Chris pursuing the gorgeous girl of his dreams on a motorscooter. Produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, the swinging track features a hot DJ verse from Bay-C of dancehall supergroup TOK—who plays the cab driver driving the runaway girl’s getaway car. Will true love save the day? Will Chris catch up with his lady? There’s only one way to find out.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Jo Mersa “Comfortable”

Something For the Empresses From Stephen Marley’s Eldest Son
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Yesterday Bob Marley would have celebrated his 68th birthday. Today we get to hear a song from his grandson Jo Mersa, Stephen Marley’s eldest son, and a member of the Ghetto Youths Int’l family. Jo’s sound is very much next-generation, but as a raggamuffin youth he sure knows how to DJ his way around a love song. Time to get comfortable with this rebel. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

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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Interview: Wayne Marshall Talks “Go Hard,” Ghetto Youths Link

Mr. “Go Hard” Steps Off Stage at London’s Indig02 & Chops It Up With Reshma B

This past weekend, Damian Marley and the Ghetto Youths International crew set up shop in London, England to kick off the Respect Jamaica 50 shows at the Indig02. After blazing the stage, Wayne Marshall took a moment to kick it with the Reggae Girl About Town. Reshma B asks Wayne about his big new posse cut “Go Hard” and how he really got Kartel on the track. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Christopher Ellis ft. Bay-C “Don’t Change Your Number”

Here  Comes A Brand New Sound From The Ghetto Youths Crew

Last night at London’s IndigO2, Christopher Ellis premiered this track live. “I’m a reggae singer,” said Alton’s song from the stage, “I sing one-drop reggae. But this is something different.” Bay-C from TOK adds just enough dancehall flavor to keep the tune from drifting too far afield. All we know is it sounds like hit. Read more »

Interview: Damian Marley At Reggae Sumfest

Gong To The Zilla Blazes Sumfest On His Birthday, Then Chops It Up With The Reggae Girl About Town

After mashing up the final night of Reggae Sumfest 2012, Junior Gong tells Reshma B all about the new Ghetto Youths movement. Video after the jump.
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