Posts tagged "Gramps Morgan"

WATCH THIS: Mojo Morgan ft. Gramps Morgan & Stephen “Ragga” Marley “Be Free” Lyric Video

WATCH THIS: Mojo Morgan ft. Gramps Morgan & Stephen “Ragga” Marley “Be Free” Lyric Video
And Now For Something Completely Different
“Hit me from the top,” sings Stephen “Ragga” Marley at the start of “Be Free,” a three-the-hard-way posse cut featuring hard bars from Mojo and smooth vocals from his brother Gramps of Grammy-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage. Bob Marley’s second son has become a reggae legend in his own write, producing top talent in the worlds of reggae, rap and R&B and rocking stages all over the world as he breaks down the walls of musical apartheid. “Let me lead the rebellion,” Mojo states over a madd track built around a vintage Wailers sample. When Mojo speaks of “One billion sons that’s full of conviction / Determination to rock the nation,” this  song sounds hard enough to do just that—and the visual featuring Trump dancing in a jail cell (which premiered today via Mass Appeal) will make your day. Free up yourself and plug in to some different vibes. Video After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: India Arie ft. Gramps Morgan “Thy Will Be Done”

HEAR THIS: India Arie ft. Gramps Morgan "Thy Will Be Done"

Grandpa Morgan Links With India Again on Songversation

The first time Gramps Morgan met India Arie she enthused about how much she loved his voice, particularly his song “Psalms 23” with Buju Banton. They kept things on a spiritual tip as they went on to forge a strong creative relationship, working  on songs for each other’s albums and even touring together for a time. Their latest reggae duet appears on Songversation, India’s first album in over four years. Its earnestly prayerful lyrics are back by a majestic horn section and dubby echo effects.  Audio After The Jump… Read more »

India Arie Lets Her Vibes Flow In Tobago

India Arie Lets Her Vibes Flow In Tobago

The Grammy-Winning Songbird Explains Why She Loves Reggae
India Arie has been on a four-year hiatus from the music business, and while she was away the brilliant and talented artist actually considered giving it all up, going back to school, and trying a new path in life. Thankfully she reconsidered those plans, but she’s only recently begun performing again. In fact her headlining appearance at the Tobago Jazz Experience marks only the second time she has stepped on stage since stepping away from the game. But she clearly has a very special bond with the fans in Tobago, where she has performed in the past. In fact she felt so comfortable on stage that she shared some never-before-heard songs from her new album Songversation, which is due to be released next month. After an amazing and emotional performance, India blessed Reshma B with an interview in which she shared her thoughts about returning to the stage, and explained why she loves reggae music so much. She even shared the news that some new collaborations with Gramps Morgan are on the way soon. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Meta & The Cornerstones featuring Peter Morgan “Somewhere In Africa” (Remix)

Jamaican And African Voices, Singing From BK To The Motherland

Peter and Gramps Morgan recently linked up with Meta Dia at Coptic’s Brooklyn soundlab, headquarters of The Black Star Line Movement. Read more »

Buju Announces “Before The Dawn” Show Lineup

First Concert In A Year To Take Place Jan. 16 At Miami’s Bayfront Park

(Photograph by Marlon “Ajamu” Myrie)

After spending the past year behind bars on drug charges, Grammy-nominated Reggae star Buju Banton is free on bail and making plans to return to the stage at Miami’s Bayfront Memorial Park one month from today. Read more »

The Envelope Please…

Who Will Be Named Best Reggae Artist At The 2010 Soul Train Awards?

Nuff respect to the original Don (Cornelius). The Soul Train Awards ceremony takes place this Wedensday in Atlanta. And while Usher and Alicia Keys lead all nominees this year, we’re focused one of the newer categories. Last year Sean Paul walked away with the first ever Soul Train Award for Best Reggae Artist. This year’s nominees include Gyptian, Mr. Vegas, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Vybz Kartel, Gramps Morgan, and Jah Cure—a diverse mix of roots reggae, soul, lovers’ rock and straight-up dancehall, and a better representation than most other major awards shows. Plus not only will the Best Reggae Artist trophy be awarded during the broadcast, but Gyptian is scheduled to perform live. Read more »