The island of Jamaica, West Indies continues to make noise, and we love it!
Noisey introduces #NoiseyJamaica II with appearances by Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more! #ReggaeRevival
The second edition of Noisey Jamaica is a look into the revolutionary new young reggae movement led by charismatic artists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal.
Presented by Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire and also featuring controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline, Noisey Jamaica travels from downtown to the beaches to report on one of the most exciting periods in Jamaica’s rich musical history, including a look at the influence of Vybz Kartel, currently incarcerated for murder.
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Reggae Lover Podcast #23
This installment of the Reggae Lover Podcast focuses on motivational songs performed by the finest artists of today including Alborosie from Italy, Zebulun from Trinidad, Gentleman from Germany, and Jamaica’s reggae revival catalysts: Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah 9, and Jesse Royal among others.
Select veteran artists are featured here as well, all singing uplifting and encouraging lyrics of socially conscious, responsible, and spiritual subject matter.
Please research each of these artists, purchase their music, and support this very important resurgence in the global reggae music movement. Links to purchase most of the songs are provided in the track list below.
1 Alborosie featuring Spiritual – Marathon
2 Alborosie featuring Gentleman – Celebration
3 ReneGrade – Black Survivor
4 Agent Sasco – Rebellious Nature
5 Spectacular – We Can Do It
6 Jah Bouks – No Slave
7 Kelissa – Wake Up
8 Koxx – Believer
9 Jah Cure – Life We Live
10 Chronixx – Wall Street
11 Protoje featuring Chronixx – Who Knows (feat. Chronixx)
12 Spragga Benz featuring Marcia Griffiths – No Way No How feat. Marcia Griffiths
13 Sizzla – Chant Dem Down
14 Zebulun – Better Will Come
15 Lutan Fyah featuring Chronixx – Cyaaan Do We Nothing (feat. Chronixx)
16 Jah 9 – Reverence
17 Iba Mahr – Great is H.I.M
18 Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble
19 Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas – Single
20 Christopher Martin – Jah Light
21 Chronixx – Eternal Fire
22 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Protoje – Warrior
23 Kelissa featuring Keznamdi – Gideon (feat. Keznamdi)
24 Kelissa – Afrika
25 Dubtonic Crew – Nah Give Up
26 Etana – People Talk
27 Protoje – Resist Not Evil
28 Jimmy Reid – Nah Give Up
29 Etana – I am Not Afraid (Acoustic)
30 Chronixx – Champion
31 Chronixx – Beat & A Mic
32 Warrior King – Never Lose My Culture
33 Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Sizzla, & Protoje – Selassie Souljahz
34 Protoje – Our Time Come
35 Chronixx – Odd Ras
36 Chronixx – Spirulina
37 Kabaka Pyramid – World Wide Love
38 Kelissa featuring Kabaka Pyramid – Word Power Sound
39 Chronixx – Thanks and Praise
40 Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving in
41 Sizzla – I Am No Better
42 Sizzla – It’s a Rocky Road
43 Jah Sun and Kabaka Pyramid – Foundation
44 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Chronixx – Mi Alright
45 Chronixx – Life Over Death
46 Kabaka Pyramid – Liberal Opposer
47 Hyah Slyce – Jah Is My Keeper
48 Etana – I am Strong
49 Chronixx – Like A Whistle
50 Nas and Damian Marley – Count Your Blessings
51 Jesse Royal – Light Like A Feather
52 Masicka – Me Seh Life
53 Mavado – At The Top (Just Us)
54 Charly Black – Unstoppable
55 Tessanne Chin Ft. Alaine, Tami Chynn & Queen Ifrica – Beautiful Sista
When Jesse Royal was only a cub, the Lord revealed to his mother that she would have to release one of her sons to the world, proclaiming “he will be a psalmist, declaring righteousness and justice throughout creation.”
As Jesse matured into a young lion, his mother observed in him a strong sense of integrity and a natural ability to positively affect those around him. But it was his deep spirituality, passion for life and unique connection to music that would convince her that he was being molded to be used by the Creator.
- Introducing Jesse Royal
Jesse David Leroi Grey, born April 29, 1989, enjoyed his early years in the hills of Maroon Town and the District of Orange in St. James before moving to Kingston in the late 90’s with his Mother and brother to join his Father.
As fate would have it, Royal developed a special relationship with Daniel ‘Bambaata’ Marley (son of Ziggy Marley) at school. This friendship with Daniel proved to be fuel to the fire as they both shared a deep passion for music and football; they naturally became brothers with different mothers, spending most of their childhoods together.
As these cubs became lions so grew the friendship and devotion to music. They began composing and creating their own music with the help of longtime friend Curt White and thus their musical journey began.
Conscious artist Jesse Royal
After Jesse returned home from schooling abroad, a relationship with high school friend and young producer Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell (son of Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell) reignited. They began creating and composing music together also which developed into a Movement as they shared similar views on the social state of Jamaica.
Blessed with a voice that captures the pain and hunger of a ‘downtrodden’ people; Royal’s militant character and profound lyricism caught the heart of heralded reggae producer, Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell. Fatis Burrell, affectionately called ‘Father’ had a great and pure impact on the ‘old soul’ of Jesse; as he credits him as an invaluable inspiration and one of the most influential individuals that he has ever encountered.
Jesse Royal recently released his debut mixtape, ‘Misheni’ and is currently putting the final touches on his debut album with Kareem Burrell of the XTM.Nation.
Check out Jesse Royal on Facebook, Twitter, and of course the Jesse Royal Website. Stay tuned for much more on this young talented lyricist/performer.
Contact: Kareem Burrell (876) 471-1882 or Andrew Lyn (876) 289-5652
KareemBurrell@gmail.com or RoyallySpeakingAgain@gmail.com
produced by Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell
“Jamaican blood run through my veins,
Jamaican thoughts run through my brain,
Jamaican words come from my mouth,
I am Jamaican, inside and out.”
August 1 which is Emancipation Day
in Jamaica, a day used to reflect on the fight and the struggle of our ancestors for their freedom, The Nation of Xterminator releases a song dedicated to the pride and the heart
of the Jamaican People. “I am Jamaican” is produced by Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell (son of Philip ‘Fatis
‘ Burrell) and is featured on the ‘Butterflies’ riddim. The soon to be released,
riddim accompanied by the syrupy sweet horns of Dean Fraser
also features Jesse Royal