After 30-some-odd years, and even after his death, there might still be a side to reggae legend Bob Marley very few have seen.Esther Anderson, a close friend of Marley from as early as the 1970s, when the reggae icon was still relatively unknown outside Jamaica, will release a documentary on the legend. Titled Bob Marley - The Making of a Legend, the feature will have footage previously thought to have been lost.
Krista Henry, Staff Reporter
( l - r ) Carolyn Cooper, Vybz Kartel
Deejay Vybz Kartel is eyeing his guest lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) tonight as a good step for not only himself but dancehall music.
The deejay will be creating waves today when he speaks on ‘Pretty as a Colouring Book: My Life and My Art’, at the Undercroft of the Senate Building on the UWI campus. The deejay was invited to lecture by Professor Carolyn Cooper who teaches a course on ‘Reggae Poetry’ in the Department of Literatures in English. The announcement of Kartel’s lecture raised a number of eyebrows on various social networking sites, but the deejay is looking at the opportunity as a positive one.
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14 years and still unbelievable to most, Biggie Smalls remains the illest mc of all time. Today Phyah Proof gun salutes (Brooklyn Style) the rapper formerly known as Christopher Wallace in appreciation of his lyrical flow put to music for the masses.
He is Notorious!
When one individual can hold supreme power and ominous influence with a select few to formulate an oppressive regime that ignores the basic rights and freedoms of a nation through violence and suppression you have a heathen who reigns.
Heathens have inexplicable power and tremendous immoral capital. Heathens are unconscionable in the use of force. Heathens prescribe extreme obedience to their will requiring idolatry over those they rule. This is why heathen reign.
This is extreme heathenism however, there are instances of heathenism that we all face unbeknownst. It exists amongst a group of people who spare no expense and effort to maintain a status quo between the haves’ and have nots’ and future haves’ and have nots’. They refuse to embrace moral obligations because it diminishes their god-like status. This is why heathen reign.
Upon hearing track 17 from the album Relentless “Why Heathen Reign” by Beky Glacier I am awakened to a daunting reality that threatens our very existence if we continue to allow heathens to reign.
My heart is filled with hope as I pray that “the meek inherit the earth” as we endure the pain inflicted by the heathens today occurring not only in North Africa, and the Middle East but in every crevice and corner of the world.
It strikes a chord within me when Beky Glacier expounds “I check my facts I check my history/it is still a puzzle and a mystery/how dem bwoy yah get di victory/ an dem leave us living in a misery/we’ve been suffering so long/ and we never done dem no wrong/burdens is so heavy but we are so strong/tell me how long will this prolong… ..(Glacier, 2010)
Here is a preview to the song Why Heathen Reign on iTunes.