UEFA Forces Ajax & Adidas To Change Bob Marley ‘Three Little Birds’ Kit

Dutch professional football club Ajax FC was forced to make changes to their kit homaging reggae legend Bob Marley.

The Union of European Football Associations-UEFA has banned the Bob Marley inspired Ajax Football Club jersey, which featured three little birds at the base of the collar. The feature was added to the club’s jersey as an ode to Bob Marley‘s song, “Three Little Birds.” The song was adopted by club fans over a decade ago and has become the unofficial team anthem.

Fans were ecstatic when players first wore the “Three Little Birds” kit three days ago as they went up against PEC Zwolle. They subsequently won 2-0. Sadly, the joy was quickly extinguished as the logo that made the kit unique was deemed by the UEFA to be against regulation. Ajax added a statement to their website explaining that the UEFA only allows club logo and/or sponsor logo to be included on kits, which meant the three little birds didn’t meet regulations and had to go.

The change was spotted by sharp-eyed fans who noticed that the three little birds at the base of the collar were missing. This means fans may no longer be able to get jerseys with the unique green, red, and yellow birds, making those already in circulation a deeply sought-after collectible.

This version of the team’s kit was very popular among fans as they clamored to get their hands on the new kit crashing the team’s website when it was first released on August 20. The team’s commercial director Menno Geelen described the kit as one of the club’s most popular, selling out many more times over when compared to other kits. He added that they were ramping up to meet demand, “We had already responded to the interest by purchasing much more than ever….A record number of shirts were sold in one day. It’s unique.”

The new kit was completed through a collaboration with the Marley family, Ajax Amsterdam, and Adidas and was primarily black with red, green, and yellow strips, which is similar to the Rastafarian/Ethiopian flag.

Rise up this mornin’, smile with the rising sun.

Introducing our new 21/22 third jersey, inspired by our collective love for @BobMarley and his Three Little Birds. pic.twitter.com/YiPUS7AR19

— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) August 20, 2021

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Bob Marley’s 7-Foot Tall Statue Commissioned In Liverpool

A giant seven-foot-high statue of reggae legend Bob Marley has been unveiled on Jamaica Street in Liverpool in honor of the life and contributions of the artist.

The status was part of the annual celebrations of the Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae over the weekend and was created by sculpture Andy Edwards.

According to the organizers of the ceremonial event Levi Tafari of Liverpool’s Urban Griot, the statue was in honor of” Bob Marley’s legacy and his impact on millions of people around the world as a symbol of peace and love.”

“Immortality isn’t about living forever, but about leaving a legacy that will live forever and Bob Marley through his music and work has truly immortalised him and the statue is an example of that,” Tafari noted to attendees at the event.

Meanwhile, the event organizer, Rory Taylor, noted that the choice to honor Bob Marley came because of his wide influence.

“Importantly Bob is a cultural icon, he is known and adored by everybody, around the world, young and old. He is a symbol of peace, a symbol of love and unity, which I think is really important, particularly now, because the world seems to be very nasty at the moment”.

Bob Marley was born and raised in Nine Miles, St. Ann, Jamaica. He would go on to become one of the icons of Reggae music and a unifier of people against systems of corruption and oppression.

His influence across the world was noted, but particularly he was loved and respected by the people in Liverpool, England, said Taylor.

“For those people who say why Bob in Liverpool, why not anybody else, well Bob had such a massive impact on people in the city. You don’t have to be from the city to have an impact. He had more of an impact on the city than people from the city. So there are the main reasons why a Bob Marley statue and not Dolly Parton,” he added.

Meanwhile, Tafari reminisced on the impact Marley had on him.

“Bob Marley had such a huge impact on my life. When I saw him in 1976, in Belle Vue Manchester, it was a life changing experience because it gave me focus and direction, pride, spiritual and cultural empowerment in who I am”.

The Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae is an annual event in the Baltic Triangle during the second weekend in September. The event will feature performances from General Levy, Congo Natty, Gentleman’s Dub Club, and other reggae acts at the Art of the Reggae Exhibition.

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How Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Capitol Session ’73’ Lost Footage Unearthed

Lost footage of music legend Bob Marley and the Wailer’s Capitol Session 73′ resurfaces thanks in part to the diligent efforts of Martin Disney.

This is certainly amazing news for reggae fans worldwide, especially those of us who have a vested interest in Bob Marley‘s legacy. Bob Marley’s death four decades ago sent shock waves up and down the music industry and all across the globe. Decades later, his legacy lives on, including new fans of his music born generations after his passing.

Disney stumbled upon the work in 1989 when Polygram asked him to review the footage of Bob Marley and The Wailers in preparation for the documentary Time Will Tell based on the life of the late reggae singer. His eyes caught on to a particular three minutes of the black and white film. He had spent most of his time sifting through documentaries and footage of the legend, and yet, strangely enough, he hadn’t recognized this part of the film. It then dawned on him that he may have been on to something big.

The British filmmaker decided to go on an exploration of a lifetime for the next two decades to find more of the dizzyingly addicting footage of Marley he had spent most of his life researching.

On his quest, he discovered that British producer Denny Cordell was involved in the footage. Unfortunately, Cordell had passed away in 1995. Instead, the filmmaker switched gears and sought out information on his son, Barney, who remembered the performance but had never seen any of the infamous footage. This led Disney on another hunt which brought him from New York to California, and finally, to his delight, he gathered the full film. The footage contained seven and a half hours of film from the four-camera shoot.

For several months, Disney and editor Tim Dollimore worked together through Zoom, painstakingly adjusting, syncing, and condensing seven hours of video from two cameras and a live mix from four cameras into a flawless 60-minute presentation.

Even though the Wailers were still a vocal trio at the time, Marley is undoubtedly the star of the show. On nine of the twelve songs chosen from Catch A Fire and Burnin’, he takes command of the stage, portraying a variety of emotions. Frisky on “Stir It Up,” tortured on “Burnin and Lootin,” and thoughtful on “Rasta Man Chant,” with all three Wailers closely behind, playing on their conga drums as they provide deeply motivating harmonization.

“This film is like a master class with Bob in charge. Bunny left The Wailers in England, Peter was already plotting to leave, so Chris Blackwell identified Bob as being the right frontman, the driving force,” comments Disney, the film’s executive producer in conjunction with Barney Cordell.

“Denny created a wonderful session, with a small, appreciative audience enjoying a private performance from six of Jamaica’s greatest musicians and the sound at Capitol is just fabulous.”

The Wailers shot a private performance in L.A.’s Capitol Tower on October 24, 1973. With Joe Higgs, The Wailers’ mentor on percussion and backing vocals, Earl “Wya” Lindo on keyboards, and brothers Carlton and Aston Barrett, otherwise known as “Family Man on drums and bass, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh were on lead vocals and guitars.

“For over two decades I have been tending, researching, and gently waving the banner for prepping the seven hours of Capitol footage for the release it so richly deserves,” said Disney (via Billboard).

He continued, “As we were editing, we felt like no time had passed, it sounds so fresh. In a way the film made itself, we just pushed it, to get that feeling right and show how raw, ad hoc, and relaxed it all was.”

Their efforts have yielded a priceless find. Bob Marley and The Wailers’ The Capitol Session ’73 will be released on September 3 by Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios on CD/DVD, CD, 2 LP colored vinyl, and digital audio formats. It will also be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime’s music documentary channel, The Coda Collection.

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Sean Paul, Shaggy, Bounty Killer Tributes Lee “Scratch” Perry

Sean Paul, Shaggy, Bounty Killer, and more artists tribute the late Lee “Scratch” Perry.

As the reggae/dancehall community continues to grapple with the sudden death of the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry, various artistes have continued to express their condolences. The eccentric record producer and artiste, who pioneered dub music in the 1970s was 85 years old when he passed away.

Perry’s loss was felt on Sunday (August 29) as confirmation of his passing spread like wildfire. The entertainer passed away at a Hospital in Lucea, Hanover. Being nominated five times and winning “Best Reggae Album” in 2003 for his work on “Jamaican E.T.” the record producer even conquered the prestigious Grammys.

Lee “Scratch” Perry produced for artistes such as Bob Marley and the wailers, The Congos, and Junior Murvin. He helped to restyle music in the 60s and 70s, as he took already published tracks, making them into his own with his early understanding of musical effects. The musician made his name known within the 60s and 70s, producing with some of the most frontline reggae artists.

The news was confirmed by the Jamaican Observer though the cause of death was not disclosed to the public. Prime Minister Andrew Holness took the time to pay his respects, tweeting, “Undoubtedly, Lee “Scratch” Perry will always be remembered for his sterling contribution to the music fraternity. May his soul Rest In Peace”.

Lee “Scratch” Perry

As fans continue to pay tributes, other celebrities have also expressed their sorrow with his passing.

“Jah know Jah I don’t too announce death news enuh as most of my followers would know, but this legendary pioneer stalwart and forefather of our musical culture had touches my life both musically and physically,” Bounty Killer expressed on Sunday.

“Just yesterday Bulby mixing a song with myself and Big Youth and he did a technique and said that’s a Scratch technique and also growing up in callaloo bed and he used to live in Washington Gardens so he would walked by his road many days wishing to see Bob Marley or Jacob Miller and many other stars. He is the Dutch Pot that cooked Reggae Music first set of recipe trod on safely National Treasure certainly a pleasure,” the “Worthless Bwoy” deejay concluded with two white doves and two praying hand emojis.

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On Sunday morning, Cedella Marley also paid her respects to the man who produced multiple hit songs for her father. “Lee Scratch Perry flying high,” she posted on her Instagram page with a heart, “THE UPSETTER, TRENDSETTER, NO ONE DID IT BETTER. FLY HIGH UNCLE LEE,” she wrote.

Sean Paul also took the time to pay tribute to the icon.

“This icon has helped 2 influence me an so many others,” Sean Paul said. “I salute u sir scratch perry. Ur creative wave still dominates 2day and will 4 a very longtime 2 come. The creator and mastermind of a sound which is the basis of everything I do musically. My condolences 2 ur fam friends an fanz. May jah rest ur soul in peace great one. R.I.P #scratchperry #legend #icon #reggaegiant #teacher #theupsetter #duppyconquerrah.”

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Shaggy also commented on the sudden loss.

“Wow woke up to the sad news : R.I.P. to one of the greats of our culture #leescratchperry such genius!!! You have left us a legacy of great music for the world to enjoy generations to come! Rest well king!” Shaggy revealed in a post.

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“Love and Light King! Gratitude for all the lessons. Your lust for life was inspirational!!!” Jesse Royal conveyed, “There is beauty in being misunderstood”.

Mavado also relayed his thoughts, “RIP great legend I always remember them story you told me about with you and my dad in Europe rest in power king LEE,” he ended with a praying hand, muscle, and goat emoji.

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Scratch, whose real name is Rainford Hugh Perry, inspired people worldwide with his determination to manipulate chords, creating the most beautiful sounds as he pushed through musical boundaries following his sensibility in music.

“Me believe in good chords. Me believe in soul. Me believe in soul music, soul singers, funky singers, pop singers,” Perry revealed in a podcast interview last year. He continued to express how much joy music brings him and how it represents magic to him. “There is nothing else. Without music, people get miserable.”

Some of Perry’s major accredited hits include “Curly Locks,” “Dreadlocks in Moonlight,” and “City Too Hot.”

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Review: Sleater-Kinney Return to Riot Grrrl Roots with New Album ‘Path of Wellness’

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By AVA LIVERSIDGE

90’s indie-rock outfit Sleater-Kinney are back for their tenth record, Path of Wellness, but this time as a duo with ambition to return to their sonic roots.

After seminal drummer Janet Weiss left the group, remaining artists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker knew onlookers were expecting a change. And down to the record title, Path of Wellness thrusts Sleater-Kinney back, past the sound of their most recent projects, to their musical heyday. In embracing this nostalgic sound, Sleater-Kinney are able to reckon with last year’s plight head on.

As Brownstein and Tucker circle back, what the group has always excelled at illustrating is reconceptualized and made anew: Anger. 

During the acme of Riot Grrrl, in which SK were integral players, their anger was mostly directed towards the patriarchy and the likes, whereas now, while they do continue to hold that torch (see: “Complex Female Characters”), they seem more bewildered by the last year’s havoc. 

While some of this confrontation feels trite at points, seeing as Path of Wellness is following a six-month slew of records that all deal with the recent turmoil, art is situational. Speaking of situational, Weiss’s departure left the remaining two needing to prove themselves in the percussive department, which they did. High points include “Favorite Neighbor” and “High in the Grass” where the rolling drums are bombastic behind the two’s signature falsettos. SK are evidently starving for a return to analog. The vocal performances are still characteristically cartoony and alienized, but the instrumentals dominate with tact. 

The riffs are foremost and memorable — tracks like “Path of Wellness” and “Worry with You” have radio-worthy catchiness. Where SK strays from the indie rock mold they’ve constructed are in unexpected tinges of funk on Path of Wellness. The brief keyboard additions, breathy vocals, and groovy guitar riffs draw upon their more recent releases to, purportedly, add an experimental element to the mix. 

These synthetic mixes cast a shadow over the album, making more soulful or raw tracks sound similarly contrived. As Brownstein and Corrin remind us on “High in the Grass” to “Feast on the day / As it runs from you,” we are brought back to the loss central to this record. 

The live-in-the-moment mentality that adopts such pertinence in today’s world, because “We can’t imagine what we’ll lose” (“High in the Grass”), looms large over Path of Wellness, perhaps even over the compositional decisions. If SK are driven to reflect upon the moment, rife with sentimentality for the past and what’s gone by, why wouldn’t they have made a record that draws on their halcyon days and then pump it full of contemporary, synthesized breaks? 

Path of Wellness did what it set out to do. SK are now primed to venture in any musical direction they so please.

 


















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Jay-Z Says He Wants To Be The Bob Marley Of Hip Hop

Jay-Z says he would like to be remembered among the greats like reggae legend Bob Marley.

While the social media era has oversaturated the market with stars these days, and it has become easier to achieve fame, there still exists a disparity and certain levels of stardom that many can only dream of attaining. It may not be as difficult as it was in the past to become somewhat of a household name but to earn the title of a global star with an undying legacy is still no easy feat.

Some late celebrities from the entertainment world who will forever be in a class of their own, including Michael Jackson and Bob Marley, are still revered as astronomical figures whose success continues to inspire many generations after them. Even today’s biggest stars can only hope to leave such a legacy and go down in history as one of the greatest to ever do it.

In a rare interview with The Sunday Times, rap and business mogul Jay-Z talked about many things, including how the pandemic has affected him and his family’s connection as well as how he hopes to be remembered after he is gone. “I have no idea,” Hov began. “I’m not beyond ego, right? Hopefully, they speak of me [with] the names of Bob Marley and all the greats. But that’s not for me to say.”

Jay-Z has attained an inspirational lot and knocked down many goals over the course of his illustrious career. Already he is known as one of the most successful industry men in today’s society in many regards, whether it be for his billionaire status or his accomplishments as a business titan and hip-hop icon. Still, he hopes that all his achievements will be enough for him to be a staple in the history books as one of the greats.

During his interview with The Sunday Times, Jay also talked about how much more connected he and his family – his wife Beyoncé and their three children have become since the pandemic. “In the beginning, it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” he explained. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new normal?’ If anything came from this, it’s that we have to recognize that we’re all connected. It’s a metaphor for how connected we are.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Jay-Z also dispelled rumors that he had purchase DMX’s masters to gift it to the departed rapper’s children. “No one has bought Earl’s masters,” the rapper clarified. “Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money for Earl’s funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements.”

Jay-Z is known as one of the greats in the music industry right now but do you think he will be remembered as such – regarded in widespread discourse as parallel to the likes of Bob Marley?

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Bob Marley Inspired AFC Ajax Kit Hit The Net Triggering A Frenzy Among Fans

Jamaica’s diverse culture has long been recognized internationally, thanks to several icons that rose to the occasion to contribute to different sectors and industries that now make the island’s melting pot heavily demanded by international fashion houses and establishments.

The latest conversation relating to Jamaica’s cultural prominence in global spaces comes from a leaked jersey design online from Dutch football club Ajax that appeared to be inspired by Bob Marley‘s classic single “Three Little Birds.”

Reports are that the leaked jersey design is the football club’s 3rd kit for the 2021/2022 season. However, this has not been confirmed by an official. Fans of the Amsterdam-based football club unofficially made “Three Little Birds” their anthem since 2008.

The song was released on Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Exodus” album.

Ajax is one of the most successful football clubs in the Netherlands, considered one of the “Big Three” clubs due to its dominance. The club has had numerous successes since its inception, having won the first UEFA Cup in 1972. Ajax also won 34 Dutch Football Championships (Eredivisie titles) and 20 KNVB cups.

It seems the new jersey design may have been supported by one of the sons of the late reggae icon. Ky-Mani Marley has made public his support for the Ajax football club. Reports are that the singer, who has been following promptly in his father’s footsteps, was excited to learn that Bob Marley’s song was the unofficial anthem for the club. The sing-jay had performed live at the Ajax-Athens match in the Johan Cruyff Arena in 2017, with over 70,000 fans present.

In an interview, the “Rule My Heart” singer said, “My father was a big football fan and you know football and the music kind of goes hand in hand for him. To be able to hear so many people at the Ajax stadium at halftime, sing three little birds would mean so much to him. To know that his hard work has touched so many hearts, that they made it the theme song, you know, that’s awesome.”

He declared, “It’s Ajax, that’s my team. From now on, until the day my number is called.”

However, Ajax may not have been Bob Marley’s favorite team, as his brother, Rohan Marley, revealed that Bob Marley had admitted that Celtic was one of his favorite teams in an interview with Celtic View.

Ajax’s new Bob Marley inspired kit has been leaked pic.twitter.com/f6JLaNrwir

— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) April 27, 2021

Ajax's third kit for next season pays tribute to Bob Marley and his 'Three Little Birds" song. ?

Incredible jersey. ???? pic.twitter.com/xO7xmV8xLr

— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) April 27, 2021

dudes who think Ajax was just a dish soap will be copping this heat, lol

— parker speed (@parkersw24) April 27, 2021

Ajax fans and Three Little Birds……. a true love story ?

— faiztheartist (@faiztheartist) April 27, 2021

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Tory Lanez Plans To Stop Wars With His Music “Like How Bob Marley Did”

Tory Lanez has landed the cover of Flaunt Magazine, and he’s not disappointing while serving looks and sharing his deepest aspirations for the future like following in Bob Marley’s footstep.

Tory Lanez posed in all White Fendi as he proves that the bad publicity from his ongoing case with Megan Thee Stallion can’t hold him back. Lanez has been the internet’s favorite person to hate since news broke that he was charged in the shooting of rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In spite of that, his music is in demand, and his supporters are loud with their support of him and his music and even declaring their belief in his innocence online. Of course, this latest cover of Lanez is among the few and far between positive news articles covered of him since the incident last year.

The rapper/singer has been publicly black-listed by news companies and even allegedly by streaming outlets that failed to promote his music. Tory Lanez revealed weeks ago that his new project “Playboy” was hidden from the front pages of the major streaming sites and that in spite of that, his fans still drove his songs to number one on many of the streaming charts.

The latest digital edition of Flaunt’s “The Dawn Chorus” issue sees Lanez with no shirt on apart from the White suit, a pair of Nike Air Force 1s, and heavy gold chains along with matching rings on his fully tattooed hand.

This latest cover seems to be his first since last April’s VIBE cover, months before he was accused of shooting Megan The Stallion, and throughout the cover story, Tory discusses a myriad of topics, from working with Chris Brown to his idea of success. He excitedly shared the cover on his Instagram account, “THANK YOU FOR THE COVER OF THIS MONTHS [sic] ISSUE!!”

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In the article, he discusses his money achievements but says he is passed those milestones and is now focused on his artistry which he hopes the world will recognize soon.

“You ever seen that meme of DMX on the stage performing to the whole world? He’s performing to a million people, that are how I feel. I’m going to stop wars with my music like how Bob Marley did. I’m going to do certain things that are so above and beyond other artists,” he said of his aspirations.

Tory Lanez also opened up about being an independent artist in an era where major labels are under scrutiny. “It feels incredible,” he said. “I’m free to do whatever I want. I’m not dictated by anybody else’s opinion of my art. I can move freely and live freely through my music and through my craft. I’m happy to be independent.”

Check Flaunt for the full interview.

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3x Krazy – Sickkaluffa Lyrics

Sickkaaa lufffaa, Sickkaaa lufffaa
Sickkaaa lufffaa, 3xkrazy gonna bump it

[Verse 1: Agerman]
Drinkin’ on a 4-0 ounce of malt liqua, Lex coupe quicka
5 on the back of my ride, think I’m high ,checkin my plates and sticka
but if they don’t ride paasss me
Lil voice in my head sayin hit the gas G, go fastly
Through the back streets through the cuts n trucks of East Oakland
You see pimpin and ho-in L-E-O got the dank smokin’
These pigs on the back of my lex ain’t knowin
The way my dollars and flex is flowin, I guess they came up Charlie
Cuz the rode right pass, and I kept ridin’ bumpin Bob Marley
To the shop to get my top dropped, pine and stereo incredible knock
You could here me comin all the way up the block
Cocaine like sittin on thangs with shocks
with a glock, bet I’ll be hittin yo block
Packin heat like ground beef roasted channels, strapped with a gat
Juss packed with ammo, neva pretend on breakdown indo
Throw the ‘bacco out the window, flowamatically countin c-notes
Automatically countin people, hit ’em up, get ’em up, bumpers dig ’em up
Hit ’em up wid a hollow tip till they can’t feel shit man I’m so sick

[Chorus]

[Verse 2: Bart]
It could be so artificial, juss like a potna off the stokes
Toke and get thrown, before you get smoked by my Fo’ Fo’
Hollow point yo 0’s and families with the casualties, began the show was on
Had it been my, 4 percent as I loc one in, provoking ya whole set with mess
So scandalous that ya homies didn’t do shit
blow his candle, look can ya handle this
Nigga at 145 miracle dipped with chemicals and bury ya minerals half alive

Energized by naked lies, douse that between fuse these niggaz be payin they dues
But some niggaz roll ’em and cruise, so I stack ’em and stick ’em in twos
Like bullets ??? let the bodies refuse so they ??? pick and choose
At the house with a strap and a bottle of booze, intention to get my cash on
Exception I’m still blastin ’em with the 44 mag-a-num, yo who was out there crackin ’em
I don’t kno, he was supposed to go, its crazy mothaf*ckas in the “o”

[Chorus]

[Verse 3: Keak da Sneak]
Strapped, with a tech and a chop, to the nutty block to get a dub
Cuz furly markets, and my nigga they don’t got love, for yo nigga name sneak
Cuz I beez servin off ridin with ease feelin the breeze
25 for sacks of 3’s, Hennessey and squeeze, not thinking about 5-0 and freeze
cuz I be G’d, and don’t like my dick to be teased, bitch on yo knees
the F to the L-O type speakin never said please, slappin ’em silly
and not a gentleman like willy, sockin a hoe, buckin at her nigga with my fully
the shit goes down, like a 7-4 in the “O”, now u kno the fact from fo
buckin fast not slow, cope with willin to hit the chest and hit the flo’
Disgrace unload on yo face, with the clenched fist, Hennessey sippin gradually
And thinking about a casualty that killa don mentality in me and comin naturally
Turn yo day into a tragedy, buck up and watch him drop with the gravity
Had to be 3 times flow 9 brutalized mind naked off a shrine and a jug of Rhine
And can’t even walk a straight line….Doin the shit, pullin licks on lick
Cuz these three mothaf*ckas from the town, is comin with that crazy shit

[Chorus]

Why Bob Marley Credit Friend Vincent Ford On ‘”No Woman No Cry”

Bob Marley is known worldwide as reggae music’s most renowned ambassador and most instrumental pioneer. Something that is talked about much less is his philanthropy and the icon’s selfless desire to be a pillar to his community. Many fortunate people in this world give back when they have a surplus, but Bob Marley allocated his very own earnings to help those close to him even before the money was made.

Perhaps he knew that his mortality was feeble in the face of his music that would live on forever, or he just saw the immediate need to contribute greatly to his neighborhood of Trench Town, which he so often waxed emotionally. In 1974, Bob Marley released what would indefinitely become one of the biggest songs in the world, “No Woman No Cry.” The song appeared on his Live! album the following year and completely took off, later garnering covers from a number of stars including Linkin Park, Nina Simone, The Fugees, and more.

Though it is believed Marley would have penned the famous track on his own, like a number of his other tracks, he gave the songwriter credit to Vincent ‘Tata’ Ford, his friend and a community servant. Ford suffered from diabetes for most of his life, and he was wheelchair-bound after both of his legs had been amputated from the complications. As Trench Town-native like Marley, Vincent Ford ran a soup kitchen in the embattled community that fed the poor and homeless.

Marley’s decision to attribute writing credits to V. Ford would serve the community as a whole because it meant all the royalty checks would benefit the soup kitchen and ensure that it ran smoothly even long after both Marley and Ford were gone. The revenue from this and other songs such as “Positive Vibration” from Marley’s Rastaman Vibration album ensured that Ford could continue running the soup kitchen in Trench Town up until his demise in December 2008.

It was argued that at the time, “No Woman No Cry” and a dozen other of Marley’s songs that were written between 1973 and 1976 were “misattributed” to the credited composers in an attempt to evade contractual obligations to Cayman Music which represented Marley from 1967 to 1976.

The case was brought before the High Court in 2014 when Cayman Music sued Blue Mountain Music, a company founded by Chris Blackwell who launched Marley’s international career. Marley was accused of “fraudulently” attributing the songs to other people to avoid the terms of their ’73 contractual restrictions.

Bob Marley

An obituary for Vincent Ford by The Independent in 2009 noted that “Marley was concerned about a previous songwriting contract he had signed with the producer Danny Sims at Cayman Music. In that bout, he also credited his songs to his wife Rita Marley and his band The Wailers. The writer concluded that “This spreading out of writing credits would also have allowed Marley to provide lasting help to family and close friends.”

Vincent Ford never denied writing the song, which was composed at his home in 1974, according to Bob Marley. The late icon noted that “Vincent Ford is a bredda from Trenchtown,” he once said. “Me and him used to sing long time. Me and him used to live in the kitchen together long, long time.”

Still, it was disputed that Ford never actually composed “No Woman No Cry” and Danny Sims and Marley’s widow came together and sued him for ownership and royalty rights. Hugo Cuggigan of Cayman Music classified “No Woman No Cry” as Bob Marley’s most famous track and the “jewel in the Marley catalog” and argued that they were denied their “contracted entitlement for over 40 years.” The court reportedly sided with the Marley estate, but it did not undo all the years of sustenance for the Trench Town soup kitchen and the people of the community, thanks to Bob Marley’s selfless act.

“No Woman No Cry” cracked its way into the Top 10 on the UK charts in 1981 after Bob Marley died. The track is also ranked at No. 37 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song that was undoubtedly his most revered fed infinite members of his community for many years, and it is said that the soup kitchen is still thriving to this day.

Bunny Wailer ‘The Last Of The Wailers’ Life, Music And Legacy Explore

Bunny Wailer, the last of The Wailer, died leaving behind a rich musical legacy that will forever etch in the fabric of reggae music and Jamaican culture.

Wailer, whose real name is Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston. Also affectionately called ‘Jah B’ by friends and family, Bunny Wailer was a singer and songwriter and percussionist and the last living member of the renowned Bob Marley and The Wailers group that also included Peter Tosh, another founding father of Reggae Music.

Wailer is a three-time Grammy award winner and was awarded the Order of Merit for his contribution to popular culture, an award given to Jamaican nationals for their lifelong impact and contribution to the development of Jamaica. Among those who have publicly grieved his loss are his family and friends and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who called his death a “great loss for Jamaica and for reggae.”

Among his most memorable songs is “Electric Boogie” with Marcia Griffiths that has an accompanying dance – “the Electric Slide” that has become a family tradition for many generations at family events, weddings, and birthdays. His voice leads records like “Keep on moving”, and “Riding High.”

Bunny Wailer’s career began as a small boy in the rural St. Ann community of Nine Mile. It was his destiny to meet Bob Marley while they were only children. He was raised by his father, Thaddeus “Toddy” Livingstone, who ran a grocery store, while Marley was being raised by his mother, a single parent.

The two quickly formed a relationship as friends and are said to have made their first music while at Stepney Primary and Junior High School as seven and nine-year-olds.

After Marley’s father passed away in 1955, his mother Cedella and Toddy struck up a relationship, and the two young men became step-brothers. They also shared a half-sister, Pearl, who was born from that union.

As young men, the two wanted to pursue music, and in order to do so, they felt their best chance was to move to Kingston. Here they moved to Trenchtown, and they then met a teenaged Peter Tosh. After his failure to attend his music audition on time, Wailer did not give up, and the three ended up forming the “Wailing Wailers,” which included Marley and Peter Tosh.

According to documented records, the name of the group was chosen because “We started out crying”, Marley said- in reference to the young men’s earnest search for a break into music.

Aside from that, they had no money and lived frugally in Trenchtown- a large tenement yard with communal bathrooms and water facilities. The economic harshness of their reality drove the men into music, and where they first encountered Rastafarianism, although it was still a relatively new religion and shunned in Jamaican society due to its acceptance of marijuana use.

However, that was no bar for their determination and creativity. Bunny Wailer reminisced about their early beginnings and having to make his own guitar – “a bamboo staff, the fine wires from an electric cable and a large sardine can.”

The Bunny Wailer story is overshadowed by the wide popularity of Bob Marley, and according to the manager of Wailer, Maxine Stowe, it was Wailers’ father, Toddy, who was the glue that brought the men together.

The Wailers also included Peter Tosh, Beverley Kelso, Cherry Green, and Junior Braithwaite, who formed the Ska group during the early 1960s. A local musician Joe Higgs helped to refine their harmonies. However, it was the elder Livingstone who was selling marijuana which was then illegal, who funded the group, which began recording music in 1964.

They quickly topped the Jamaican music scene with “Simmer Down,” recorded at Studio One with the rhythm from studio house band “The Skatalites.”

The group went on to become widely successful for a time. By the early 1970s, Marley and Bunny had learnt to play some instruments, and they eventually hired other musicians to play the bass and drum. In 1974, both Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the band to go solo, and Bunny eventually began operating under his own record label ‘Solomonic.’

According to historians, the reason Wailer and Tosh famously quit The Wailers in 1974 to go solo was because they refused to go on tours and perform at “freak clubs,” as suggested by Chris Blackwell. His reason behind the life-changing decision was because the suggestion went against his strong Rastafari beliefs and his spiritual path that became stronger while a part of The Wailers.

The band also is said to have issues due to the crookedness of Chris Blackwell, who, according to them- was responsible for the band breaking and the ensuing bad blood among the three original members. Bunny Wailer refers to Chris Blackwell as “Chris Whiteworst” and claims that Blackwell recorded, marketed, and released the band’s work under Bob Marley and The Wailers rather than The Wailers- since 1969, something that was akin to their own credit being stolen.

In spite of these differences, each of the men went on to lead successful lives, and Reggae music spread like wildfire during the 1970s-1980s. However, both Marley and Tosh did not live to see old age, with Marley dying from cancer in 1981 and Tosh murdered in 1987. In his later life, he released dozens of albums and compilations and is viewed as one of the founding fathers of Reggae and Roots music.

He is also noted in the history books as an advocate for the legalization of marijuana and has been known as a staunch member of the Rastafarian faith. It wasn’t always that way as a documentary on his life, “Blackheart Man” says he was jailed in the 60s for ganja. He served 14-months in prison at Richmond Farm Prison, and there he wrote the song “Battering Down Sentence.” The case was later dismissed even though he had served time.

A few years ago, Bunny Wailer suffered a minor stroke that affected his speech. He is married with children. However, tragedy struck the family in 202 after his wife of 50 years, Jean Watt, was reported missing, and up to the time of his death, it is unclear whether she had been found.

According to Bunny Wailer’s family, his wife was 70 years old at the time of her disappearance, and she also suffers from a memory loss. She would’ve turned 71 in September 2020. Watt went missing on May 23, 2020, and the police investigation is still open. In the meantime, the Wailer family has continued to search for her and has a $1 million reward for information or her recovery.

Bunny Wailer wasn’t just the last living Wailer, he was also a strong advocate and protector of the band’s musical legacy and reggae music. He will be missed.

Rest In Peace Bunny Wailer.

Marley & Tosh Family Lead Tributes For Bunny Wailer

The Marley and Tosh family among some big names in reggae are tributing Bunny Wailer following hos passing.

Legendary Reggae singer Bunny Wailer, real name Neville O’Riley Livingston, died on Tuesday (March 2) at the age of 73. Bunny Wailer was the last surviving member of the iconic reggae group “The Wailers,” which he formed along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh in the early 1960s.

The Wailers was, and perhaps is, the most iconic music group out of Jamaica that gained international fame and had classic reggae hits like “Stir It Up” and “Simmer Down.” Bunny Wailer broke from the group in 1974 and took on a solo career. He went on to win three Grammy Awards, and in 2017 was conferred with an Order of Merit from the Jamaican government, the country’s fourth highest honor.

It is still unclear as to the exact cause of his death; however, he had been in and out of the hospital after suffering a stroke in July 2020. Tributes have already started to pour in for the late singer, with some describing him as a legend in his own right.

Stephen Marley posted, “Sending love to the Livingston family as brother Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of the Wailers, Bob’s stepbrother, and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself and you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again. In the kingdom of JAH, man shall reign. Pass it on.” Rest in power ?? @bunnywailerarchives”

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again.” Rest in power ?? pic.twitter.com/4gi38yLmiu

— Bob Marley (@bobmarley) March 2, 2021

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain-live for others & you will live in vain.” Rest in Power pic.twitter.com/gKtUmM6BFQ

— Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) March 2, 2021

“Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of the Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed by not forgotten,” Cedella Marley tweeted. She continued, “Live for yourself & you live in vain-live for others, you will live again. Rest in power.”

Sending love to the Livingston family as Bunny Wailer makes his transition. A founding member of The Wailers and a reggae icon in his own right, he will be missed but not forgotten. “Live for yourself & you will live in vain—live for others, you will live again.” Rest in power ?? pic.twitter.com/VNWdFCQhtt

— Cedella Marley (@cedellamarley) March 2, 2021

Posted on Peter Tosh’s Instagram page courtesy of Jah B. “Rest in Power, Bunny Wailer (AKA Neville O’Riley Livingston). A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers. He helped shape the genre that spread from Jamaica throughout the world. His contribution to Reggae music will live on forever. Rise in strength.”

Rest in Power, Bunny Wailer (AKA Neville O'Riley Livingston). A true Reggae icon and Jamaican legend, a brother, a father, an uncle, a friend. Bunny played alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in the most influential Reggae group of all time, The Wailers… pic.twitter.com/WMBQlnjEbC

— Peter Tosh (@PeterTosh) March 2, 2021

Capleton shared a picture of himself and Bunny via Instagram with the caption, “Condolence to the family of the great legend Bunny Wailer. We give thanks for all your musical contributions. Rest In Power”

Shaggy also had some kind words for the late entertainer’s family.

“It’s clear that 2021 will not be a better year than 2020,” Shaggy shared, “This is one of the lowest moment in the history of our culture. Bunny Livingston aka: Bunny Wailer, founding member and sole survivor of the trio the Wailers, is no longer with us. This is a great loss for reggae, the Jamaican people and Reggae fans around the world. You have made us proud king’ rest well! Condolences to the family. R.I.P. Bunny .. your music will forever wail!!!”

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Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, also expressed his condolences, calling the late singer’s death “a great loss for Jamaica and for reggae.”

“Today Jamaica lost a Reggae legend, the larger-than-life, Neville “Bunny Wailer” Livingston,” PM Holness said. “The last time I saw Bunny we shared a good laugh and spent quite some time talking about the influence of Rastafari in Jamaica. His contribution to Jamaican culture is priceless and his voice has touched many around the globe. We will treasure his rich legacy.”

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Bunny was born on April 10, 1947, and spent his childhood days in Nine Miles, where he was raised by his father, this was where he met Bob Marley, and the two became fast friends. They were raised as stepbrothers after Marley’s mother had a daughter for Bunny’s father. When they moved to Trench Town in Kingston, they met Peter Tosh and formed the legendary reggae originally called The Wailing Wailers.

In 1965 they released their debut album The Wailing Wailers, and in 1970 their second album, Soul Rebels, was released. Their last album as a group, “Burnin,” was released in 1973. Bunny did his first solo album, Blackheart Man, in 1976 after the group broke up.

Bunny is survived by 13 children, 10 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of grandchildren. His life partner of over 50 years, Jean Watt, has reportedly been missing since May 2020. Condolences to the Livingston family as they go through this time of bereavement.

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Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies At 73

Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer has died.

Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange confirmed the singer’s passing on Tuesday morning. His cause of death was not revealed, but multiple sources confirmed with Urban Islandz that he passed away in the Medical Associates Hospital while getting treatment for an ailment.

Bunny Wailer, whose real name is Neville O’Riley Livingston, had been in and out of the hospital since last year following a stroke. His first stroke was in July last year, where he spent several weeks in the hospital before undergoing rehabilitation. Family sources told us that he had been steadily improving since then, but recently his health significantly deteriorated.

Bunny Wailer, who is a founding member of The Wailers, spent his early life in Nine Mile, St. Ann, before moving to Kingston, where he began his career in the early 1960s when he met Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, who were aspiring singers. Bob Marley, who died of cancer in 1981, was also Bunny Wailer’s stepbrother. The three singers formed The Wailing Wailers in 1963, and the rest is history.

Bunny Wailer is one of the most iconic names in reggae music history. In 2017, he was awarded the Order of Merit, the fourth highest honor in Jamaica. Two years later, in 2019, he was again recognized by the Jamaican government for his overwhelming contribution to Jamaica’s popular music, with the Reggae Gold Award.

Wailer is best known for songs like “Bald Head Jesus, “Crucial,” and “Cool Runnings.” His album Blackheart Man is still a staple in reggae music.

Mutabaruka Responds To Fantan Mojah’s Claim About Bob Marley & Cindy Breakspeare

Ever since the release of his track “Fire King,” Fantan Mojah has been unable to keep his name out of the media; presumably, this was the intention all along. Nonetheless, we digress as sure enough; the “Rasta Got Soul” singer has caused a significant uproar among many members of his Rastafarian community, with at least one person threatening legal action and others preparing to put their lion paws on him.

Mutabaruka is one such member of the Haile Selassie led religion who believes that the ‘frivolous’ music video in which Fantan Mojah is seen committing mild acts of debauchery will paint an incorrect image of the faith. While acknowledging that not everyone who chants Jah will follow the rules of the religion, the popular radio show host believes persons who have influence should keep such actions indoor and away from the public eye. Muta also made a wild accusation that Mojah would be pleasuring himself to the females seen in the music video in the years in the come.

Fantan has since clapped back at Muta in a now-viral clip. While standing among a group of his supporters, the singer seemingly paid his respects before mouthing his allegations.

“Yuh know say is a elder weh we rate from morning,” Fanton initially said. He followed that with, “Muta deh pon radio a seh lightning fi drop inna mi head when mi a perform, come on Muta… memba a beer white girl yuh f***.”

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The decorated poet was further chastised with claims that he is known for engaging in sexual relations with former Miss World and lover of Bob Marley, Cindy Breakspeare.

“Memba a Muta come pon radio a talk say him used to lock down with Cindy Breakspeare enuh,” said Fantan, before explaining an alleged incident in which Bob Marley forcibly gained entrance to the premises that Breakspeare and Muta were sharing and demanded, “hey freak boy, gimmi back be bloodc***t gyal.”

Though Bob and Cindy have never publicly claimed their relationship, numerous photos of the two enjoying each other’s company, as well as their offspring Damian Jr. Gong Marley, are pieces of evidence of a wild romance.

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Fantan continued his abrasive and slanderous claims by stating, “Nuff a unnu rasta weh a talk unnu a some f**kin bowcat to enuh, unnu a nuh rasta unnu a dread.” The “Hail The King” singer also issued a warning to others looking to engage in a physical confrontation with him. “The bwoi dem weh mi hear say a plan fi rush mi, memba mi gang big!” He said.

It seems he may need to defend himself on multiple fronts after Mutabaruka addressed his defamatory comments via the popular radio station Irie FM to which he is also employed.

“Fantan Mojah a make some real defamatory arguments,” said Muta while calling for the singer’s source of for the claims made. “Me want Fantan Mojah inna all a him travels fi tell me which white woman him ever hear say me de wid.”

“The second thing, the female weh him mention as it relates to Bob, which Cutting Edge him hear me seh that? When him hear me call tha woman de pon the radio?” Muta questioned.

He explained that the deejay would need to speak to his lawyer about the outlandish claims. “If him no wa talk to me, if go affi talk to me lawyer about it because that is inflammatory not only for me but for the woman who him mention,” stated Muta, along with a prediction that Fantan Mojah may have a handful of apologies to administer when the dust settles.

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Bob Marley’s Daughter Dismisses Reports Rita Marley Is Dead

Rita Marley is NOT dead.

Sometimes the internet can be a friend, and other times it can be a foe used by others for clickbait as it spreads misinformation. Such was the case of an internet hoax claiming that Rita Marley, the widow of Reggae Legend, Bob Marley was dead. In fact, Mrs. Marley is alive and well, as her oldest daughter, Cedella, shared a heartwarming video of her mother being anything but dead.

In a 37-second video on her Facebook page, Cedella posted a video of her and her 74-year-old mother, with Cedella wearing a mask asks her mom to say good morning as the two rocks to some Bob Marley music on Sirius XM. Cedella jokes with her mother, who then adds on some fashionable sunglasses. “Good morning, good morning, good morning. Mummy Say good morning Mummy,” Cedella says before turning the camera to Rita, who said good morning in a muffled voice.

The Marley matriarch suffered a stroke in 2016, which affected the muscles on one side of her face and affects her clarity of speech. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop her from looking fresh and glowing as her melanin skin glistened in the light. “She loves you,” Cedella says as Rita nods.

The video was captioned “Jamming wid Rita Marley on this beautiful day. Tune into Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio on Sirius XM for good music and better vibes.

Unscrupulous persons who shared the cruel hoax online also updated Marley’s Wikipedia page to say she passed away. Rita Marley was born Alfarita Constania Anderson on July 25, 1946, to her parents Cynthia ‘Beda’ Jarrett and Leroy Anderson in neighboring Cuba. She, however, grew up in Jamaica after being adopted by her aunt Viola, a well-respected seamstress on the island.

Rita got married to Bob Marley on February 10, 1966, and they would later go on to have several children together. The musically gifted matriarch was a member of the supporting vocalist group “I Three” as a backup singer for Bob Marley.

She also has several successful solo albums under her belt, including Who Feels It Knows It, Harambe, We Must Carry On which was nominated for a Grammy award in 1992.

Nazo Bravo – Put It In Reverse Lyrics (feat. E-40)

[Intro: Nazo Bravo]
Ayo

[Hook: Nazo Bravo]
If you got a sex drive baby, put it in reverse
*Put*, put it in reverse
Yeah I want it bad, but you know you want it worse
Put it in reverse
If you got a sex drive baby, put it in reverse
*Put*, put it in reverse
Yeah I want it bad, but you know you want it worse
Put it in reverse

[Verse 1: Nazo Bravo]
Young Bravo baby tell me what it’s hittin’ for
More bottles than a mothaf**kin’ liquor store
She gon’ pass it like we ’bout to run a pick and roll
But f**k a pick and roll, hit her wit’ the dick and roll
Lemme fill your glass up wit’ some vodka now
You ain’t gotta axe, I’mma chop it down
She wanna party, smokin’ the Bob Marley
Engine in her trunk so I call her miss Ferrari
I’m too on, that’s why they on me
Face like a Barbie, body is Abercrombie
Ass like a horse, baby hop up on this donkey
f**k her so good, have her walkin’ like a zombie
Shout to Googie, shinin’ bright as a ruby
Your friends wanna do me, baby let’s make a movie
Born wit the Gift of Gab, so mami in the bag
Got the two seater, tell your girlfriends to get the cab

[Hook]

[Verse 2: E-40]
She pop that trunk for a real nigga
Baby bad in person like her Instagram picture
A expert at the twerkin’
Lady luscious figure
I’m the dude, I’m the nigga
Learn about it, I’m a fixture
Off the liquor
She go (she go)
She bad (she bad)
Make a married man wanna smash
She know I’m doin’ numbers
She know I’m goin’ up
She know I’m well connected
Got the hookup like a tow truck
Roll up
Spark up
Light up
Burn!
Everything she got
(What about it?)
She earn!
(She earn!)
36-24-36
Hella flexible, know how to do the splits
Drop it like a hot potato
(Hot potato)
Work it
(work it)
Bashful? Never heard of it
Wake they ass up
Wobble that butt
Put it in reverse
Pop that trunk
(Pop it bitch!)

[Hook]

[Bridge: Nazo Bravo]
Let’s take a ride to the finish line, you could get it first
Put it in reverse
‘Til we get it right, all night baby, I could feel your thirst
Put it in reverse
(Uh)
Turnt up off the Slurricane
And for those that don’t know, they gon’ learn the name
It go last name Bravo, first name Nazo
Top model, and bad bitch aficionado

[Hook]

Moneybagg Yo – Under Influence Lyrics (feat. Y Gizzle)

[Chorus: MoneyBagg Yo & Y. Gizzle]x2
Let’s double our cups
Let’s drink up some drank
Let’s get under influenced
My dick is a drug
She say she in love that bitch under influenced
Pop a zan
Pop a perk
Pop a molly
Paparazzi, Paparazzi
I know they watching

[Verse 1: MoneyBagg Yo]
Under influenced on the medication
Won’t give up on drugs I’m so dedicated
Turning up cups and blunts in rotation
Everybody on some it’s a celebration
Then we put her in rotation like a blunt
All she wanted was a zan
All she want a Percocet
Got on her knees and blew me like a fan
Shawty mind gone like a motherf**ker
Cause now she want me as a man
Said she wish she could buy it out the store
She wish my dick come in a can
I’m blood walking , Sipping grape street
And it’s hella tasty
Dozing off, hella faded
Hella lazy
I pop me a tab and f**k on that thot like I love that hoe
If it’s A1 I hit her right back like I want some mo’
This just how I live 24/7 I’m popping seals
And smoking by Bob Marley and this shit here harder than Holyfield

[Chorus: MoneyBagg Yo & Y. Gizzle]x2
Let’s double our cups
Let’s drink up some drank
Let’s get under influenced
My dick is a drug
She say she in love that bitch under influenced
Pop a zan
Pop a perk
Pop a molly
Paparazzi, Paparazzi
I know they watching

[Verse 2: Y. Gizzle]
I just popped 4 of em’
Ooh, I feel it , I feel it
James Brown got the feeling
Bobby Brown mane I’m twitching
All this yellow got me itching
Got me shouting like a Christian
The way I’m mixing these drugs together
You would think I was a chemist
Bad bitch named Christian
She sucking dick just to hit a cup
Ooh lil mama be turning up
We shoot a film when she get with us
She do the team she don’t give a f**k
Just like my cup mane she double up
She going hard to the runner up
Just like the loud mane we burn her up
I be swerving in traffic
I might catch me a DUI
f**king with MoneyBagg Yo
Got me ducking the FBI
Call me double cup Gizzle
Call me pour it up Gizzle
Every time you see me
I’m under influence lil nigga

[Chorus: MoneyBagg Yo & Y. Gizzle]x2
Let’s double our cups
Let’s drink up some drank
Let’s get under influenced
My dick is a drug
She say she in love that bitch under influenced
Pop a zan
Pop a perk
Pop a molly
Paparazzi, Paparazzi
I know they watching

Cadell – Wicked & Wild Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Man are wicked and wicked and wild
Dem man are cats, I can never ticket and smile
Me, different child
I would leave one set of clothes in three different piles
Supposed to put ’em in the washing machine
But I was out on the road for a million miles
MJ, I’m Thriller and Bad
Four siblings but I’m the uncivilest child
Nuttin’ ain’t free so I went and put the rate up
Want a garden with acres
Couldn’t have a 9 to 5, that’s just not the case
If I didn’t bill it, I stayed up
Take a look at me, bitch, I stayed up
Running your mouth till your mouth got taped up
I ain’t looking back at slavery
Rep for the new age and it pays me
Now look how it panned out
Make a move and laugh, get the dank out
Laugh in your face and laugh to the bank, proud
You don’t wanna get man down
See, you’ve gotta be unique to stand out
Two sheets, one fag and a bud
Got me feeling like man of the month
f**k man of the month, I’m man of the decade
Bob Marley, one man, two zeggaes

[Hook]
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild

[Verse 2]
Listen, anything I do, I put my heart in, right or wrong
I never came through biting songs or biting flows
None of your team could ever last a load
Smoke you in two days, half an O
Feed the wisdom, let me start the quotes
Yard, cars and boats, pound coins and notes
They’re good boys at home but badboys on road
And that’s just never interesting
They’re never improving, never investing
Us man never stop rolling and we never stop smoking
It’s never been a dead ting
At times, my head spins like I’m wrestling
They say chill cause I’m gonna do my chest in
But I’m in a yard that I’ve never been a guest in
And I’m in a scene that no one’s the best in
So how can you talk about starving us?
Do your research, I ain’t just starting up
I cause trouble in the street like my barking cuz
And it’s trouble in the street if you start with Sus

[Hook]
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild

[Hook]
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wicked and wild
Wicked and wild, wicked and wicked and wild

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rat Race (Live) Lyrics

(Oh, what a rat race)
(Oh, what a rat race)
(Oh, what a rat race)
(This is the rat race….rat race)

Some a-lawful
Soma a-bastard
Some a-jacket
Oh, what a rat race
Rat race

Some a-gorgon
Some a-hooligan
Some a-guinea-gog
In this here rat race, yeah
Rat race
I’m saying

When the cat’s away
The mice will play
Political violence fill your cities, yeah
Don’t involve rasta in your say-say
I’m saying, rasta don’t work for no C.I.A

Rat race
Rat race
Rat race, yeah
Rat race
I’m saying

When you think it’s peace and safety
A sudden destruction
Collective security, for surety, yeah
Don’t forget your history
Or your destiny
In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty

Rat race
Rat race
Rat race
Rat race
Oh, it’s a disgrace
To see the human race
In a rat race
Rat race
You got the horse race
You got the dog race
You got the human race
But, this is a rat race
Rat race

Some a chicken
Some a scratch it
Some a bunch it
Some a bastard
In this here rat race
Rat race

Lil Wayne – Problems Lyrics

[Intro]
Zaytoven

[Chorus]
If lovin’ me is wrong, I don’t wanna be right, then bitch you hatin’
I’m never wrong, one time thought I was wrong and I was only mistaken
I live all alone, no house telephone, talk to you later
I’m never home, one time I thought I was home and it was only the matrix

[Verse 1]
Off button, pause button, stop button, lock button
Belly button, big ol’ titties she pop buttons, head buttin’
Versace button down unbuttoned to the top button
Percocets that’s my buttons, hit the pop button
Psychopath, blunt big, big as Mama June off the diet plan, smokin’ science lab
I should have a tattoo that say, “I’m not like my dad” Jesus Christ amen
Might hand in the second hand, she see righteous plans
I see business plans then I lose my mind and my attention span
She see empty hands like oooh lordy, smellin’ like Cool Water
Y’all got them new Cartier, the Rollie was too salty
That’s rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
My little bitch body a trophy
Naked pics, five in the morning, sunglasses, smile emoji
Pull up on the opps, surprise party
Better get up and stand up like Bob Marley
That is your homie he died for ya
Check your home screen, that’s God callin’
Making an impact, my nigga, we not just black, nigga
We rich and black nigga and all them bitches they been after niggas
They run away then they come limpin’ back nigga
Amen, feeling like Our Father
Should I get off my high horse to get on my flyin’ horses
That’s rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
My little bitch body will solve it
And when you say timber, please, will you whisper, my nigga, I’m quietly fallin’

[Chorus]
If lovin’ me is wrong, I don’t wanna be right then, bitch you hate me
I’m never wrong every time you thought I was wrong, and I was wrong, and I was only mistaken
I live all alone, no home telephone, talk to you later
I’m never home every time I thought I was home it was only the matrix

[Bridge]
Hello? Hello? Rest in, Rest in, Rest in
That’s rich nigga problems avoid it
Rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
Rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
That’s rich nigga problems, lil whoadie

[Chorus]
If lovin’ me is wrong, I don’t wanna be right then, bitch you hate me
I’m never wrong, one time I thought I was wrong, I was only mistaken
I live all alone, no house telephone, talk to you later
I’m never home every time I thought I was home it was only the matrix

[Verse 2]
Rest In peace, I rest in peace and harmony
I don’t talk, I speak, after I pray, I preach
I don’t play, I cheat, after I stay, I leave
The fork in the road, grab the fork and eat
Turn that piggy bank to some hog head cheese
But you doin’ nothing while they sayin’ nothing
And never worth nothing, but it’s always free, psychopath
Blunt big, big as Mama June off the diet plan, smokin’ science lab
I just have tattoo that say ‘I’m not like your man’, Jesus Christ amen
[?] in the second hand
She see righteous plans, I see power plans
She take my hands put ’em in her pants
Do the hyphy dance then I wipe my hands
Feeling like Our Father
Should I get off my high horse to get on my flying horses
Rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
Rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
Rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
More bitches more problems
That’s rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
Rich nigga problems, lil whoadie
[?]
[?]

Logic – YSIV Freestyle Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

[Verse]
They say they want the old Logic
The one that flow like a faucet
I’m still the same me
They just don’t believe it like they agnostic
If I spit over the boom bap they perceive it as nostalgic
But the truth is my subject matter is still the same
Production selection is still flame
But they love you on the come-up ’cause you ain’t tainted by fame
And you still they little secret
That’s the type of bullshit that they frequent
From 19 to 2019, been murdering this shit for a decade
From the boom bap to the trap, let my style cascade
Listen, listen, yeah
What’s the dealy? Pass the Philly
Get silly, that’s on the really
We snappin’ like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, I’m talking Achilles
Try to play me like I ain’t me but I provided all the deets
Who you know worth $50 million still rapping on breakbeats?
From Nasty Nas, Big L, Tribe, the Roots, and many more
Of course, we could never forget Biggie and Young Shakur
Fuck the police
No, we ain’t fucking with our pastor
I’m the bastard that mastered the flow, said it once before for sure
While 6ix produce hits from the soul, you already know
Visualising and realising my life is fucking crazy
Poppin’ like Jay-Z
Dirty dancing on the game like Swayze
I’m one of the illest, and bitch, I’ve been ready to kill this, it’s so amazing
Bitch, I’ve been blazing, I’m talking grass, I ain’t talking grazing
Latest shit the tape while I sip scotch
Let the haters kick rocks
My flow is tip-top; I never flip flop, why?
‘Cause my soul too strong
Did this all on my own ’cause waiting took too long
The flow sophisticated
All these youngins do is whine like they inebriated
I’m hated, but yeah, that’s how you know I made it
I’m one of the illest, I’m one of the realest
I’m ready to kill this ’til people they feel this
Me and my team made millions but you know we still us
Yeah, they wanna kill us but they all feel us
RattPack real all the time, we never phony
I’m single-handedly running the game like a Sony
While the rest of these rappers is acting
Pass ’em the Tony, pass ’em the Oscar
From the new school rappers, Logic’s the illest on the roster
Smoke like a rasta
Black and white like Bob Marley, yeah, like Bob Marley
These racist motherfuckers hate that last line
Probably haters on the internet ain’t got nothing to bargain
Said I’d never make it, bitch, I just sold out the Garden
Sinatra

[Outro]
Young Sinatra IV, the album
September 28th
Bringing that boom bap back for the RattPack

Young Thug – Goin Up Lyrics

[Intro: Young Thug & Lil Keed]
Yeah
Do you love me baby?
Like I love you baby
Keed
Yeah

[Chorus: Lil Keed]
Yeah, in that Bentley coupe doin’ the whole thing
Throw that shit up to the roof, bitch we balling
Bring them bitches in the room if they all in
I spent so many racks on these pants, bitch I’m stylin’
Bitch I’m goin’ up, bitches goin’ down me
Bitch I’m slowed up, I been drinking codeine
So much blue cheese in these pants, look like the money huggin’ me
And when I hop off in the crowd they hold me way way up

[Verse 1: Young Thug]
I put some bread in my pocket, Jimmy Dean
I add a rose gold chain when I drink my lean
I add Chanel on the rip of shawty’s jeans (slatt)
I need a Tylenol, I’m popped too many beans
I’m at the VMA awards, now bring ’em out
I left the dentist with some braces in her mouth (tighten it up)
I told your darling, shawty was on south
I take this Rari, park it at the house
I tell her it stop it, call me and take this up
I told her to stop it, I got on my knees up
I bought you the Rollie, you know it came forty-four B’d up, yeah
Cupid fishbowl is at the top
I put the tint on it (yeah), she tryna sit on it (yeah)
I throw the climax (what?), I got the deal on it, yeah
It came in wireless (what?), I spent a rent on it (yeah)
I’m smokin’ on thrax pack, gotta keep the seal on it, yeah (that’s kush)
You catch a body, gotta put appeal on it, yeah
I’m Prince high-key, straight out the trenches with it, yeah
I’m Bob Marley, the next century yeah
Hopped in with your boo
Wanna see chest up and then nothin’ else

[Chorus: Lil Keed]
Yeah, in that Bentley coupe doin’ the whole thing
Throw that shit up to the roof, bitch we balling
Bring them bitches in the room if they all in
I spent so many racks on these pants, bitch I’m stylin’
Bitch I’m goin’ up, bitches goin’ down me
Bitch I’m slowed up, I been drinking codeine
So much blue cheese in these pants, look like the money huggin’ me
And when I hop off in the crowd they hold me way way up

[Verse 2: Lil Keed]
MG, Benz truck, we speedin’
Yeah she say she down, she just wanna be ’round me
Yes I’m havin’ European denim on my bottom
I got niggas who won’t squeal and they came straight from the bottom, yeah yeah
Sunset sherbert in my lungs
I rock out the show, count them racks in the morning
VVS diamonds, we havin’ some pointers
I pull up with slime, them snakes out the jungle
Neck flooded, you gon’ need a sponge
I’m through with the hoe, she didn’t pass the road
I’m wiping his nose, we crossin’ him out
All it take is one call, they surrounding your house

[Chorus: Lil Keed]
Yeah, in that Bentley coupe doin’ the whole thing
Throw that shit up to the roof, bitch we balling
Bring them bitches in the room if they all in
I spent so many racks on these pants, bitch I’m stylin’
Bitch I’m goin’ up, bitches goin’ down me
Bitch I’m slowed up, I been drinking codeine
So much blue cheese in these pants, look like the money huggin’ me
And when I hop off in the crowd they hold me way way up

[Outro: Lil Keed & Young Thug]
Bitch I’m goin’ up (do you love me baby?)
Bitch I’m slowed up (like I love you baby?)
Bitch I’m goin’ up, bitches goin’ down me (do you love me baby?)
Bitch I’m slowed up, I been drinking codeine(like I love you baby?)
Do you love me baby?
Like I love you baby?
Do you love me baby?
Like I love you, yeah

DRUMMAKID – In My Yard (I Don’t Know) lyrics

[Verse 1] 
Its a new day its a new day
Money coming in got my mood changed 
She say boy I’m hot I got that blue flame 
I said come and take hit I got that good strain

We can go and kick it if you like too 
Put it on ig and get some likes to then she said 
Drumma I just wanna show what I do
Now let me wiggle in me middle I said aight cool

Gon’ head do it cause you gotta lotta booty
I feel like Hank Moody I might just make a movie
That be right tempo yeah pass me another doobie
Need to sit back and relax ey cause babe that ass be groovin’

Fuck it up (3x) she got the club going stupid 
I might need a 40 but I pray that never use it 
This be that Bob Marley this be that rebel music
Miss me with the bullshit this is that ghetto blue print, oeh yeah

[Hook] 2x
I don’t know I know why they keep on hating on the low, but I do not care 
Yeah, Burn it slow burn it slow we gon’ keep the peace now put yo lighters all up in the air

[Verse 2]
Money on my mind be my all-time fashion
If she toss that pussy imma smash it
She said drumma you a dirty bastard 
Girl imma give you a seven cause seven be dropping it faster

You don’t need to pay no mind to no weak shit
Girl imma roll a big L on some G shit 
Waves in that rear got a nigga feeling seasick 
Couple things that I can tick off on my dream list

Peep this, we can go all day
Leave yo wallet home, you do need to pay 
I will never comprehend why these niggas hate
I just gotta say, that I know God is great, heey

[Hook] 2x
I don’t know I know why they keep on hating on the low, but I do not care 
Yeah, Burn it slow burn it slow we gon’ keep the peace now put yo lighters all up in the air

[After chorus]
Cause I’m cool in my yard I can never hate ‘m cause I’m cool in my yard
Ain’t no hesitating we be cool in my yard 
Pull-up on me yeah I got that good in my yard

Cool in my yard I can never hate ‘m cause I’m cool in my yard
Pull-up on me yeah I got that good in my yard, good in my yard

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rocking Steady Lyrics

Steady rock easy
Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy
Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy

When first I heard rock steady
Thrilled me to the bone
When I talk about rocking steady
You need a baby for your own

Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy
Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy

Talk about the cha-cha
Talk about the mambo
When I talk about rocking steady
You better be ready

To rock stead easy
Steady rock easy
Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy

When first I heard rock steady
Thrilled me to the bone
When I talk about rocking steady
You need a baby for your own

Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy
Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy

Rock stead easy
Steady rock easy

You’re doing good
Rock stead easy
Just like you should
Steady rock easy
You’re looking fine

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away

What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mama
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your pappa
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water

What I’ve got you’ve got to get it put it in you
What I’ve got you’ve got to get it put it in you
What I’ve got you’ve got to get it put it in you
Reeling with the feeling don’t stop continue

Realize I don’t want to be a miser
Confide with sly you’ll be the wiser
Young blood is the lovin’ upriser
How come everybody want to keep it like the kaiser

Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now

I can’t tell if I’m a kingpin or a pauper
Greedy little people in a sea of distress
Keep your more to receive your less
Unimpressed by material excess
Love is free love me say hell yes

I’m a low brow but I rock a little know how
No time for the piggies or the hoosegow
Get smart get down with the pow wow
Never been a better time than right now

Bob Marley poet and a prophet
Bob Marley taught me how to off it
Bob Marley walkin’ like he talk it
Goodness me can’t you see I’m gonna cough it

Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now

Lucky me swimmin’ in my ability
Dancin’ down on life with agility
Come and drink it up from my fertility
Blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility

My mom I love her ’cause she love me
Long gone are the times when she scrub me
Feelin’ good my brother gonna hug me
Drink my juice young love chug-a-lug me

There’s a river born to be a giver
Keep you warm won’t let you shiver
His heart is never gonna wither
Come on everybody time to deliver

Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now

What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mama
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your pappa
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water

Yanique Curvy Diva Bringing Her “Lifestyle” To Africa


Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett is bringing her “Lifestyle” to the African continent where she has been getting some positive feedback for her debut single.
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In December, she will be hosting and performing at her first gig in Africa. Yanique Curvy Diva started her dancehall career earlier this year and her first single “Lifestyle” has been doing very well. She also has a collaborative single with Ky-Mani Marley, “Turn Your Lights Down Low” which is a remake of Bob Marley’s classic. She is booked for a gig at Reggae Afrobeat Jamrock in Abuja, Nigeria.

This is the first time that the Magnum Kings and Queens host will be performing for her fans in Africa. “I’m very excited for all the great opportunities I’ve been receiving since the launch of my recording career,” shes said. “Good Good Production saw great potential and now all these doors are opening. I can’t wait to meet and perform for my fans in Abuja, Nigeria.”

Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett is also planning to use the opportunity to promote the new music video for the single. She will also be returning as a host at on the 11th season of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall starting next year.

 

Bob Marley Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Repaired


Bob Marley‘s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame has been repaired.

The star for the famed reggae king was vandalized last month by someone who set out with ill intentions on their mind. Marley’s star was replayed by representatives of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Walk of Fame spokesperson, Ana Martinez, confirmed on Twitter last week that the monument was fully replaced and even tweeted out a photo of the brand new star.

“Bob Marley Walk of Fame star looking better than ever,” she wrote. Last month, she reported that the star would cost around $3000 to be repaired and the Hollywood Historic Trust would foot the bill. “It will cost nearly $3,000 to repair Bob Marley’s star on the Walk of Fame after it was found vandalized this week,” she wrote on Twitter. An investigation was launched by cops but so far we are not aware of any arrest.

Bob Marley Walk of Fame star looking better than ever! @djambeririefm pic.twitter.com/apWIhSkrKo

— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) November 2, 2017

Bob Marley’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized


Bob Marley‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was completely destroyed by someone on Monday.

The reggae legend’s star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame was severely vandalized yesterday by someone with malicious intent. Walk of Fame spokeperson, Ana Martinez, broke the news on Twitter when she posted a photo of the damaged star. “Why would anyone do this to Bob Marley’s star? Help me understand. The Walk of Fame is a State registered Historic landmark! Disrespectful,” she wrote.

Martinez later added that the star will cost $3000 to be repaired and it will be done by the Hollywood Historic Trust. “It will cost nearly $3,000 to repair Bob Marley’s star on the Walk of Fame after it was found vandalized this week,” she wrote on Twitter. At the time of this publication, Bob Marley star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was being repaired and will be spanking new by weekend. “Bob Marley Walk of Fame star is being fixed by Star-maker Vince as we speak. Thanks to the Hollywood Historic Trust,” Ana added.

She also revealed that cops are investigating the incident and the perpetrator could be prosecutor. The damage to the star appeared to be made from a heavy object like a sledgehammer. Bob Marley died in May 1981 and has been widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians to ever walk the earth. The king of reggae was awarded a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

Why would anyone do this to Bob Marley’s star? Help me understand. The Walk of Fame is a State registered Historic landmark! Disrespectful. pic.twitter.com/QpxCepyF0t

— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) October 24, 2017

Bob Marley Walk of Fame star is being fixed by Star-maker Vince as we speak. Thanks to the Hollywood Historic Trust. pic.twitter.com/tbY7HOLYJj

— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) October 25, 2017

Bunny Wailer to be Honored With Order Of Merit


On October 16th, Bunny Wailer is slated to receive the Order of Merit at Kings House in Kingston for his influence in pioneering reggae music.

This is Bunny Wailer’s third National Honor by the Jamaican government, however, this is more significant since it is the third highest honor granted in Jamaica by the state. In an interview with the Observer, Wailer expressed his gratitude. “I did not expect it, but knew it was something that ones spoke to me about being due based of the vastness of my contribution and my focus on preserving the legacy of The Wailers, not only to the music but to the Rastafari culture and community,” he said. “It is growing on me as my greatest recognition. It’s like getting that final PhD.”

Peter Tosh, Bob Marley along with Wailer formed The Wailers in 1963, but it wasn’t until 1972 that the group got their big break and landed a contract with Island Records. Some of The Wailers top songs includes “Natty Dread,” “I shot the Sheriff,” and “Get Up Stand Up.” Bunny Wailer left the group in 1974 and went on to acquire the surname Wailer.

The reggae legen went on to win Grammy awards for his 1996 for the album Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley,’ 1995 ‘Crucial! Roots Classics’ and 1997 ‘Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley ‘s 50th Anniversary (RAS).’ Some of Bunny Wailer’s most popular singles includes ‘Jammins’, ‘Collyman’, ‘Dancing Shoes’ and ‘Bald Head Jesus’.

As one of the founding member of the Wailer and only Survivor of the group Bunny has contributed a lot to Jamaica music. The group began in a time when political warfare’s was on the rampage and their songs spoke a lot about equal rights and justice which had a huge impact socially in Jamaica back then. Their message of peace and love in their music would help them to become global icons in music.

Rita Marley Gets Honorary Doctorate From South African University

Bob Marley widow Rita Marley received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in South Africa.

This marks the second honorary doctorate Rita Marley is getting from a major University. In 2015, she received another doctorate from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. The UFC honored her at a recent ceremony held at the Alice Campus of the university. She received her doctorate in in social sciences and humanities.

Rita Marley was unable to attend the ceremony so Rosemary Duncan, manager of the Rita Marley Foundation, accepted it on her behalf, but she did make a statement. “How good God is. I am that I am, a ghetto girl with great ambition, so I give thanks,” she said. “It was unexpected, but such a great honor to be recognized by the University of Fort Hare, Dr. Nelson Mandela’s alma mater.”

Marley added that her hard work and contributions to the global community through her foundation are among the reasons why she was selected for the honorary doctorate. During the ceremony, the choir sings Bob Marley classic single “One Love” in honor of Rita Marley. Rita is a former member of the reggae band I Three and once used to provide backing vocals to her late husband Bob Marley.

The Jamaican government awards her with the Order of Distinction in 1996 for her contribution to music.