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Machel Montano – Ministry of Road

21 February, 2014 Leave a comment

Directed by Machel Montano & Cowin Thorpe
Cameras by Gabriel Nagee & Cowin Thorpe

Song Written by Jelani “Pops” Shaw, Kasey Phillips, Nikholai Greene & Machel Montano
Produced & Mixed by P.A.G.E., Precision Productions & Machel Montano
Background Vocals by Nikita Browne, Jenna De Leon & Jelani Shaw
Mastered by Mike Wells, CA

2014 All Rights Reserved

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ART – an EXPRESSION of LIFE

4 March, 2009 6 comments

I’ve transcribed the lyrics to Vybz Kartel’s My Music below because I thought it to be one of the best, so far, to tackle the current issue of censorship by the Jamaican Broadcasting Commission.

The lines that I LOVE are actually at the end of the song…

my music is a reflection of the broader society…
ART is an Expression of LIFE

So True… Vybz takes on this topic as well as I thought he could… he simply questions the Commission…

Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone

After all of the Banning and Daggering the censors are also tackling Drinking. I cyar understand this direction… is it that they are trying to be the moral police in Jamaica ala the hypocritical Victorian Era?

Vybz Kartel – My Music

INTRO

ARIF Lend me a pen, me wa write these guys a letter
(uh oh… here comes trouble)

this is not a moral war, a financial war
dem no wah ghetto youths have house and car
tell me why yuh wah decide
wha d public need fi hear
an d public doh know who you are

VERSE 1
wah do Broadcasting Commission
come and use intimidation
all of a sudden dem a ban song
saying sumptin like dat affect d nation
ppl wah know if your lifestyle
allows you to make dat decision
how u fi reach inna public office
without any public election
lemme tell you…

CHORUS
Mr. BC
doh question my morals
min unno mix up in all kind of despicable scandals
and are all of your members
free from drug use and alcohol
have anyone do domestic abuse
treat dem wife like likkle gyal
(AVALANCHE)
ah no my music mashup society
ah no my music
i wasn’t around in 1980
election cause it
ah no my music mashup society
ah no dancehall music
and thats how the public views it

VERSE 2
how we doh know anything bout yuh
Yes u Paragons of virtue
should be put under microscope
yuh clean
what we know wont hurt you
if d music mashup society
and yuh really really sure bout dat
why u never have dialogue
with the artists
forum seminar workshop

CHORUS

OUTRO
my music is a reflection of the broader society
without a violent society
we wouldnt have violent music
ART is an Expression of LIFE
LOVE d Youths
doh KILL dem…

Save A Life

30 December, 2008 1 comment

Directed by: Jay Will [Game Over]
Produced by Carleene Samuels
DP: Richard Lannaman
Editor: Jay Will [Game Over]
Color: Joel Burke

A music video featuring Shaggy, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Gramps, Chris Martin, Tessanne Chin, Etana, Daville, Luciano, Marcia Griffiths, D Major, Freddy Mcgregor, & DLYNX. Shaggy and Friends are having a benefit concert on January 3rd 2009. All proceeds will go towards getting new equipment and technology For Aid the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Please support this cause, the children needs our help.

For more info log on to:
http://www.shaggyfoundation.org

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Skrewface

28 August, 2008 Leave a comment

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Jumbie – a few lessons learnt

18 August, 2008 Leave a comment

I had to repost this as they are fitting… some of the stuff I LIVE… and try to teach others…

While going about my household chores over the past few days, I had a few thoughts that made me realise that with age, wisdom comes. I don’t mean the soul-bursting nova like Buddha’s enlightenment – more like some lessons I’ve garnered through experience over the years.

I learnt never to shave with cheap products, either electric or manual.

Cheap products (not only shaving stuff) are mostly a waste of money, and the really pricey ones don’t do a better job as a medium priced one. So… save your money and buy economically. Balance quality with expense.

Learn to cook. You will never starve. Also learn to wash and iron your clothing.

Mind your own business. Many a time I’ve been taken up with work and neglected to take time off to pay a bill, or visit a doctor. The repercussions are many-fold down the line. Mind your business first, then employers’ and friends’.

Polish your shoes when you go out. Learn to tie a tie. Drink and eat to moderation.

Hug those you love. read more, especially books on self-help and finance.

Learn financial management. Learn to make and use a budget. Buy essentials – needs before wants.

Don’t fear change. Look at new careers. You might find one you like better and pays better.

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The WarHead Riddim

12 August, 2008 Leave a comment

Riddim Produced By: Justin “Jus Bus” Nation & Glenn ” Madd Dawg” Francis
Co-Produced By: Orett “Bambino” Hart
Mixed By: Gmajor – MajorMixx Studios
Drum Programming: Justin “Jus Bus” Nation
Keyboards: Justin “Jus Bus” Nation & Vinni Hamilton
Violins: Black Violin

“Our aim with this riddim is to educate and entertain we don’t want anybody to get the wrong idea cause in the end this is all musical and each artist has the right to express anything they want in their music as individuals and i think that’s what these riddim projects bring to the table – an opportunity for each artist to express themselves differently on one instrumental with various variations musically”, says Jus Bus.

Fully loaded with riddim rounds the Warhead features – Vybz Kartel,Black Violin, Mr.Evil, Chico, Kenyatta, Lindo P, Mega D, Delly Ranxx, Bramma, Wasp, Benton the Menace, Shawn Storm, Bitta Blood, Tyna Vargas, Flo & Mecca and Jason Lyrics and more…

http://www.myspace.com/thewarheadriddim

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Break It Down

29 July, 2008 Leave a comment

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