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Ghetto Youths International Announces “Set Up Shop” U.S. Tour

The GYI Take The U.S. By Stormgyi

Ghetto Youths International is proud to announce U.S. dates for the “Set Up Shop” Tour. The tour is set to touch down on states like Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada and will feature performances by rising Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis and of course reggae heavyweights Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. The two-week stint will kick off Friday, June 14 in Maui at the Republik Music Festival (check below for full tour schedule). Not familiar with Ghetto Youths International? Read more »

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: 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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WATCH THIS: Damian Marley “Set Up Shop” Video Premiere

Jr. Gong’s Blazing Up The Place With A Brand New Video—Exclusively On Boomshots

Progressive youth must strive—and Damian Marley’s latest video is all about doing for self. Check out the blazing hot new clip directed by Winston “Tyson” Mayhew. Big up all inner city entrepreneurs.

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