Ahead of the much anticipated On A High album by reggae international star Sizzla Kalonji, released the visuals from his “Crown On Your Head” single. Directed by G-Mac and filmed in various parts of, Kingston, a jubilant Sizzla takes to the streets to inspire his people. Close up shots bleed cohesively into each other shedding light on the lifeblood of Jamaica, the people. The overarching message, enlightenment, is presented in deliberate fashion. Pointing to a portrait of what it really means to stay SolidAs Rock in these ever trying times.Categorically known for quality conscious music spanning 90 plus albums over two decades; the Grammy nominated international artist remains arguably the most consistent Jamaican entertainer to date. Following the release of Million Times, a tribute album to the ladies, Kalonji is back with comprehensive lyrics to craving minds. “Rise To The Occasion”,”Holding Firm” and ”Haven’t I told You” speak messages of elevation not dissimilar in many ways to “Crown On Your Head”.The prolific poet shares songs for the people to heighten their awareness during these dark times. Songs like , “System” and “Business” are two singles off his upcoming album ‘On A High’ released on August 6th via ONErpm, which will stimulate the minds ofmany.https://onerpm.link/OnAHighVisually, “Crown On Your Head” speaks to the different paths we all take in life. The tried and true reward of dedication, while being ever present. Deliberate homage to Jamaican art on gritty backdrops of city life depict hope. Despite circumstance, flowers can indeed bloom from concrete roots. Concurrently Sizzla symbolizes himself as the everyman, a teacher, working from within the system to connect minds. Sizzla’s most iconic, musical inflections take visceral form as he trods the cityscape.On A High is now available on all major platforms and digital outlets https://onerpm.link/OnAHighand “Crown On Your Head” video is now streaming athttps://youtu.be/BNTLnF7lqqQ
Ivorian reggae artiste featured on the remix of Marcia Griffiths Black Tears
Black Tears, a song recorded by reggae legend Marcia Griffiths and produced by Donsome Records, has received the remix treatment.
The remix features Ivory Coast reggae singer and songwriter Tiken Jah Fakoly. The single was released on Friday June 18th and the lyric video created by Sairplay was released on Wednesday June 23rd.
Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson, producer of the track explained his reason for doing a remix of the song.
“The massage in the song is a universal one. It is based on what our people have been going through for hundreds of years, so I reached out to Tiken Jah Fakoly who is one of the motherland’s most talented reggae artistes to help get the message out to other places in the world,” said Hanson.
Asked what Fakoly brought to the remix, Hanson said “Tiken Jah Fakoly is the kind of artiste that has been singing and fighting for the same cause like what we been defending. So, he helped strengthen the massage and with his fanbase worldwide, I know it will get across to different audiences.”
Black Tears is the title track from the roots reggae beat of the same name. Released last November, the project also features songs by Chezidek, Anthony B, Bugle, Glen Washington, Kailash, Tommy B, Korexx, Lutan Fyah and Perfect Giddimani.
Tiken Jah Fakoly has visited Jamaica several times since 1999. His thirteenth album Dernier Appel released by Universal Music, was recorded in Jamaica in 2013. His repertoire includes covers of songs by Max Romeo, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.