BRAND NEW VIDEOCLIP / Living It Up – Damian Marley (03-30-2018)

“Living it up” is the brand new videoclip  from Damian Marley’s Grammy Winning album “Stony Hill”. In this song, Jr Gong explains to his son the story of their legendary family. Damian Marley shows his heritage all the places in Jamaica where he grew up and where even Bob Marley lived. The message of the melody is to never stop believing in your dreams to go out from the ghetto and to have a better lifestyle.

LYRICS

But have you made it out
Out of the ghetto?
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
Daddy made it out
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
Having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy
Trenchtown have a grandson
Growin’ up to be somebody
Gong to the zilly
Yo me flow phenomenally
I am the kind of thing that doesn’t happen normally
I’m a one in a zillion
Yo dawg, if you want some
Good life finally
Perhaps change your night time hobby
Come out of the old crime lobby
And benefit from your wisdom
Me ah gwan livin’ top life is better than great
Every other day we buy a dozen dub plate
Put in our hustle, we nuh sit down and wait
Nuff ah pull no muscle, no it’s never too late
Dey gwan celebrate in a rich people place
Ya likkle rastaman from Trenchtown find di gate
With food in our bled and drinks in our crate
We sing till da neighbour dem wake
But have you made it out
Out of the ghetto?
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
Daddy made it out
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
Having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy
Uptown Jamaica born an’ raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Burning babilonio and dem dirty ways
While watchin’ all the rich kids goin’ astray
Uptown Jamaica born an’ raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Big city life Kingston, an Mo Bay
And if you think me sell out
Tell dem ain’t no way
So, live it up
Trenchtown to Rema
Riverton, South side to jungle
Sherlock, Gyaden to Spanglas
The inland, Three Mile to Bactu
Portmore, sea view, Spanish Town
Nine Mile, downstown to Flankers
Falmouth, Westside, Orange Hill
But have you made it out
Out of the ghetto?
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
Daddy made it out
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
Having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy

DESTINY RIDDIM 2018 / The new compilation of Jamaican artists is out now (Prod by Young Pow, Baby G & Sherieta)

Destiny Riddim is the new coolest reggae product of 2018. The compilation is produced by Sean Diedrick aka Young Pow, the Grammy Winning Producer of Damian Marley’s “Stony Hill”. The Album just won the highest award in the music industry; Baby G, the legacy of King Jahmmy and Sherieta, well known singer, songwriter and Jr Gong’s backing voice. Mainstream names as Popcaan and I-Octane participated in the project with their versions, but on the Destiny Riddim there was also space for some new talents from the Island as Answele. All the artists were really glad to be a part of.

The entire juggling, distributed by the label Ghetto Youths International, is available on iTunes opening this link  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/destiny-riddim-compilation/1342995687

TRACKLIST

  1. Where di Fire Gone – I Octane
  2. Lucky You – Alaine
  3. Where we come from (Remix) – Popcaan
  4. Destiny – Press Kay
  5. If You Knew – Christopher Ellis
  6. Stayed – Answele
  7. Fire Burning – Black Am I
  8. Jah Jah Don’t Leave Me – Irie SoulJah
  9. Morning Thunder – SowFlo

CHECK THE PROMO VERSIONS OF I-OCTANE AND ANSWELE

Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2018 / Third round of artists just announced

There are some news for the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruisers ! The Third Round of Artists for the special 5th Year Anniversary was just announced. In the line up will perform some historical artists as Tarrus Riley, Bounty Killer, Skatalites, Ken Boothe, Horace Andy and Leroy Sibbles. The period of this edition is from Dec 1 to 6 to Jamaica on the Independence Of The Seas. More artists and activity announcements will come soon. If you didn’t check the first and the second round of artists you could do it now.

We’ll find on board all the Bob Marley’s legacy : Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, Ky Mani, Damian. Awesome combination. Other names will be Jah Cure, Chronixx, Agent Sasco and Shenseea.

The first announcements of the line up 2018 were about popular artists as the young talents Jesse Royal, Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid, the dancehall stars Aidonia, Konshens, Elephant Man plus Queen Ifrica and Third World.

To book your cabin just contact at:
http://www.welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com or call the number 215.663.8800

New Videoclip “SPEAK LIFE” – Damian Marley (with Lyrics)

LYRICS

Some days life feels perfect
Other days, it just ain’t workin’
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between

Yo it’s crazy, amazing,
We can turn our heart through the words we say
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

Some days the tongue gets twisted
Other day my thoughts just fall apart
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep

Well, it’s crazy to imagine
Words from my lips as the arms of compassion
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

Lift your head a little higher
Spread the love like fire
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say
Raise your thoughts a little higher
Use your words to inspire
Joy will fall like rain when you speak life with the things you say

Lift your head a little higher
Spread the love like fire
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

Some days life feels perfect.

Eugenia Conti

The best of Gege Vibes 2017 / Special Second Anniversary Greetings Video

The 31st of December 2017 Gege Vibes Magazine has celebrated his second anniversary ending a very intense year full of worldwide experiences. Gege Vibes moved from Italy to Uk, touring in Netherlands and in Jamaica. We thought to realize a video recap of 2017 to summarize all the emotions. Under the link is possible to read the video’s descriptions.

 

1) Luciano Messenjah Greeting. We met Luciano after his great show in Utrecht (Nl) where he performed with Freddie McGregor. Our interview together was the most spiritual of the year and I could feel the positive energy inside him. He taughts me the importance to feel the rasta vibes in the heart.

2) Swele Greeting. Swele is a new talent from Jamaica. He’s only 20 years old. His history and his voice passionated Gege Vibes Team that decided to promote him in Europe waiting for his tour 2018.

3) Italee Greeting. I had a special interview with this strong jamaican lioness during the last edition of Casalabate Music Festival in Salento (Italy). Every year the last performance of this festival is the selection of David Rodigan. The Queen gave thanks to Gege Vibes Magazine to carry the flag of reggae in the medias area.

4) Sean Paul & Chi Ching Ching Greeting. In 2017 we followed a lot  of Sean Paul & Chi Ching Ching’s shows in Uk, Italy and Jamaica. We selected some shootings of their live on the prestigious stage of Reggae Sumfest – Montego Bay (Jamaica) and in Gallipoli (Italy) where Gege Vibes interviewed the multiplatinum singer and his artist.

5) Julian Marley Greeting. One of the son of reggae Legend Bob Marley. He announced his new album coming soon. We are waiting for his new tour to set the shooting of the video interview together.

6) Spice Greeting. We interviewed Spice in Salento (Italy). We talked about the role of the woman in the dancehall and about the explicit sexual lyrics in her songs. Definitely, the female dancehall boss has the lady side, but also the gangsta side.

7) A little immersion in our cultural trip in Jamaica of this summer with Richie Stephens and the Ska Nation Band following “Kingston-Salento International Tour”.  We selected the performances of Richie Stephens, Ska Nation Band and Sud Sound System in the museum “Jamaican Institute” and a frame of Richie Stephens & the Ska Nation Band’s show in Reggae Sumfest Jamaica.

8) Mr. Vegas Greeting. The “blessed” jamaican artist donated his greeting before his show in Salento for “I am Black and White – Christmas Concert” promoted by Adriatic Sound.

9) Sean Diedrick aka “Young Pow” Greeting. “2018 is all Gege”, said the brilliant producer that is popular as Damian Marley’s keyboarder too. In 2018 will be surprises because it’s the year to build big stuffs together and to spread the vibes of all the nice Young Pow’s productions through our channels.

10) Courtney Bam Diedrick Greeting. Bam Drumz is the historical Jr Gong’s drummer. He represents for our column 2018 “Drums & Rhythm” . We will go deeply in the magic world of the percussions interviewing the best drummers of the worldwide scene. Stay tuned !

11) Damian Marley Greeting. We had the pleasure to see once again a performance of Jr Gong last june in Gallipoli (Italy). So we interviewed Damian one month before the release of his last album “Stony Hill”. Some months later, in November to be exactly, ‘Gong Zilla’ won the Mobo Award for the Best Reggae Act. Naturally, the video ends with the special greeting of the best Bob’s legacy. 

Thanks to the artists, producers, musicians, dancers, editors, video-makers, photographers and all the awesome people that supported it. This is the loop. Blessings and prosperity be yours through the new year.

Eugenia Conti

 

Damian Marley vince MOBO Awards 2017 primeggiando sui nominati Aidonia, Chronixx, Popcaan e Alkaline

Il MOBO Awards 2017 incorona Damian Marley come migliore Reggae Act. I fans e gli estimatori di Jr Gong un po’ se lo aspettavano già, visto che la Reggae star ha lanciato nel luglio del 2017 sul mercato mondiale il suo ultimo attesissimo album ‘Stony Hill’, frutto di dodici anni di dirigente lavoro in studio. Damian ha primeggiato quest’anno su altri nominati di rilievo nella sua categoria come Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx e Popcaan.
Insomma con questa sesta nomination Junior Gong ottiene la vittoria per la seconda volta dopo quella del 2005.

La ventiduesima edizione si è svolta mercoledì 29 novembre presso la First Direct Arena di Leeds.
MOBO Awards sarebbe l’acronimo di “Music of Black Origin” ed è stato fondato nel 1996. Ripercorriamo ora la storia da oggi fino al 2003 per renderci conto degli artisti che nel corso degli anni sono riusciti a conquistare un simile riconoscimento ovvero il PREMIO MOBO per MIGLIORE REGGAE ACT

Vincitore 2016: Popcaan
Nominati : Alcaline, Kranium, Protoje, Spice

Vincitore 2015: Popcaan
Nominati : Protoje, OMI, Chronixx, Stylo G

Vincitore 2014: Stylo G
Nominati : Alkaline, Chronixx, Popcaan, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2013: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Popcaan, Stylo G, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2012: Sean Paul
Nominati : Popcaan, Konshens, Damian Marley, Mr. Vegas

Vincitore 2011: Alborosie
Nominati : Mavado, Damian Marley e Nas, Jah Cure, Khago

Vincitore 2010: Gyptian
Nominati : Damian Marley, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Gappy Ranks

Vincitore 2009: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Serani, Tarrus Riley, Vybz Kartel

Vincitore 2008: Mavado
Nominati : Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Etana, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2007: Sean Kingston
Nominati : Collie Buddz, Shaggy, Stephen Marley, Tony Matterhorn

Vincitore 2006: Sean Paul
Nominati : Burning Spear, Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Anthony Hamilton

Vincitore 2005: Damian Marley
Nominati : I-Wayne, Richie Spice, Sean Paul, Daddy Yankee

Vincitore 2004: Sean Paul
Nominati : Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Toots & The Maytals

Vincitore 2003: Wayne Wonder
Nominati : Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer

Eugenia Conti 

(Fonti : Reggaeville – Mobo.com)