Proceeds from Gramps Morgan’s new single Go to family of Trayvon Martin

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Soulful Reggae star, Gramps Morgan has taken a stance in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old boy recently killed in South Florida.  To date, the man who shot and killed Trayvon has not been charged. So in an effort to support the Martin family’s demand for justice, Dada Son is donating a portion of the proceeds from the iTunes sales of Gramps’ new single, ‘Life Too Short’.

 

“Yes Rasta!” American-Jamaican crooner, Gramps Morgan is unleashing another anthem with his unique brand of ‘Rockaz’. His first single ‘Life Too Short’emerges from his upcoming second, solo album, Reggae Music Lives which will be released on April 24 2012, in time for Mother’s Day.

 

Penned with his brother Peetah Morgan, ‘Life Too Short’ was co-produced by Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan and keyboardist, Llamar ‘Riff Raff’ Brown (Stephen Marley). Gramps Morgan has the gift of delivering spiritually uplifting lyrics aimed precisely at the listener’s soul. Through song, Morgan reminds us to live this life while we still have it. Gramps says ‘Life Too Short’ is simply “a song of comfort”, and as a firm believer in delivering music to heal humanity, ‘Life Too Short’ raises consciousness of the fragility and sanctity of life.

Gramps Morgan’s songs and lyrics tend toward the positive in all situations, so when he belts out “…Life too short fi a stress di small things when we know Jah bless me with everything /Life too short fi a worry bout bad mind when the world a suffer from war and crime…” he means that he draws his strength from Jah/God. Believing in a greater power than self, Gramps urges the listener to stop wasting time sweating the small stuff and to let go of grudges and “bad mind” (a Jamaican idiom that refers to being envious of, or grudging someone).

 

Trayvon Martin

 

Gramps’ perspective on the murder of Trayvon Martin is that of a father and an American citizen. In a recent statement the Centric Soul Train nominee said: “I couldn’t imagine that ever happening to my son.” He’s speaking of his eldest, Jemere. “As a father of a 16 year old…I don’t know what I would do if I was in that situation, but I know that justice must be served.”

 

“We have been following the tragedy that has happened with Trayvon,” explains Wendy Morgan, Gramps’ manager, “and after reading a report that he was a lover of Reggae music, it humbled us to have someone of that age love our music. We wanted to do our part to pay respect to his young life and contribute to help keep Trayvon’s memory and legacy alive.”
Finding strength in the hardest of times isn’t always easy, but Gramps is reassuring people that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

‘Life Too Short’ was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at Grafton Studio and Dada Son Recording Studio in Atlanta Georgia.

 

The single is now available on iTunes with a portion of the proceeds going to the family of Trayvon Martin.

 

“I’m free like a bird, Jah is my word, that means my word is love.” Gramps Morgan


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Gentleman’s Reggae Looks Beyond Germany

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Good dad, loving husband, German reggae star: Gentleman is all these things. His latest album, Diversity, with its combination of smooth roots reggae and positive dancehall is a fluorescent game of deception with the many possibilities which reggae has to offer, and in its variation of the present state it has little to do with the reigning cliches of sunshine reggae.  This, the vocalists fifth solo album features an amazing 19 songs which explore all the forms and hues that reggae music has to offer.  The 28-track deluxe edition offers an extra helping of tracks and then Gentleman even has added a few more delicacies to download.  Every collector will be in seventh heaven with quadruple vinyl and an opulent box set.  Read on…

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New Event Riddim Fridays Is The Talk of the ATL

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This Friday the 30th of March @ 10pm inside Sheba Lounge (1549 Woodcliffe Rd. NE. Atlanta, GA 30329) Highlanda Sound and Presise.biz would like to invite you to a special weekly event, Riddim Fridays.  RSVP for FREE ADMISSION until midnight by sending names to RSVP@EXTREMEATLANTA.COM.  Our DJs will be Mixing the Best of Reggae, Hip-Hop, Soca, R&B, and Pop.  Early Arrival Is Strongly Suggested

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‘The Finest Years’ Available For Download

By popular demand we have re-uploaded a super-clean, tracked version of ‘The Finest Years‘ CD.  Share the link.  Click Image to Download the FULL Mix.  Click here for song list and further details about the timeless classic.

Cover of 'The Finest Years' CD

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CALADO (Alliance Next Generation) SHOOTS ‘RUN’ MUSIC VIDEO FT. BOUNTY KILLER

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Alliance Next Generation artist Calado continues to surge forward as one of dancehall‘s and Bounty Killer‘s brightest young protege. Since the start of 2012 he has been doing alot of recordings aiming to penetrate the hardcore dancehall fans, yet this maybe the right formula he has been looking for, as this video will surely amass a pouring in of love from the ‘streets’. The video is an underground video but will be available for the mainstream audience as he has already penned an edited version to be released soon.

 The song titled ‘Run’, stresses on the street credibility of himself (Calado), Bounty Killer and ANG and suggests that disrespecting them in any way or form may only leave you one option, and that is to ‘RUN’!!!! The song is produced by Cannon/DreDay Records and the video is directed by Cash Flow Records.
It is expected that this underground video will create a definite buzz in the streets, youtube and on internet websites. The video should be released in another week . In extension Calado along with Bounty Killer and the entire ANG Camp would like to thank all supporters and fans who came out to support this music video shoot on March 24, 2012 at the Tarrant Playfield (Off Molynes Road) in St. Andrew.  To see exclusive photos please go to the following links
Alliance Next Generation [ANG] Official Facebook Fan Page ALLIANCE NEXT GENERATION [ANG] OFFICIAL FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
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