WATCH THIS: Jo Mersa Marley “Eternal” Visual Mixtape PREMIERE

A Day in the Life of a Young Lion

“I don’t really walk around bragging about what I can and can’t do,” Jo Mersa told us the first time Boomshots interviewed him, during a London studio session in 2013. “I don’t talk about it,” he said. “When you hear, you hear it — and you get weh you get.” Since that first conversation, the young lion has demonstrated his “action speaks louder than words” approach to the game, heating up the streets with tunes like “Bad So.” The Comfortable EP would soon follow in 2014, and subsequent scorchers like “Rock and Swing” as well as standout cuts on various Set Up Shop compilations from the Ghetto Youths Camp in rapid succession. And let’s not forget those guest appearances on Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life and Morgan Heritage’s Grammy-winning album Strictly Roots. Earlier this year, Jo Mersa stepped it up to another level with his Eternal EP.  “No more will I roam,” Jo Mersa states on the EP’s opening track, “Guess Who’s Coming Home,” meaning he’s staying close to home. Stylistically the project roams freely amongst varied sounds and styles. The first two singles from the project are the dancehall-flavored “Yo Dawg” featuring Busy Signal and “Made It” featuring rootical DJ Kabaka Pyramid. “I love dancehall just how I love reggae,” Jo told us from early. “Well, not just like — me love reggae more… But I still have a love for dancehall which I can’t ignore.” That love comes to the forefront today with as Boomshots proudly premieres the Eternal Mixtape, a collaboration with Bashment, Disco Neil, and Silent Addy, and hosted by Supa Hype. The Mixtape features songs from Jo Mersa’s critically acclaimed Eternal EP as well as exclusive freestyles and dubplates with guest appearances from Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Kabaka Pyramid and Black Am I. Check out the world premiere of the visuals—shot and edited by Disco Neil—right here. Video After The Jump… 


Tracklist – Eternal Visual Mixtape

1. That Dream 0:00

2. Guess Who’s Coming Home 1:28

3.  Burn It Down (Dubplate) 3:00

4. Supermarket (Freestyle) 5:12

5. Nikki (Mudd Up Riddim Freestyle) 6:30

6. Point of View ft. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley (Answer Riddim Freestyle)  7:37

7. Yo Dawg 9:30

8. Made It ft. Kabaka Pyramid – 10:50

9. No Way Out ft. Black Am I 12:42


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