Diggy Digs Deep To Free Up The Mind
Advising his fellow Kingstonians to “free up your mind,” Protoje touches on some serious topics with the latest single from his forthcoming album, The 8 Year Affair. “So tell me how far do you want to go?” the singer asks in a song where he seems willing to go all the way. “The media is owned so know where you get your news from,” he cautions over a heavy Don Corleon-produced groove. Written shortly after the miltary raid on Tivoli Gardens, “Kingston Be Wise” speaks to unanswered questions surrounding the controversial extradition. “Nothing is owed, nothing is promised,” Diggy observes. “Never thought the government would run up inna them garrison.” Audio After The Jump…
“It’s live from the capital city.” Run that…
[audio:https://www.boomshots.com/tunes/Kingston Be Wise.mp3]
As one of our commenters points out, the new track echoes the hook from Ini Kamoze’s 1984 cut “England Be Nice.” Protoje even shouts out the elder singer at one point, saying he’s “Living I-N-I like Mr. Kamoze.”
This is exactly the type of music that is needed to be heard by the rest of the world coming out of Jamaica. Bring back the era of genuine reggae. Yess Diggy.
Owes a big debt to Ini Kamozee’s “Be Nice”, nuh?
Not only does it have a nice beat , it’s strongly relaxing , and again Kingston can make it through hard times 🙂