DAMIAN MARLEY: NEL NUOVO VIDEO INSIEME AL FIGLIO

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Questa volta avere tra le mani il nuovo video di Damian Marley significa immergersi in una breve quanto significativa lezione di Jamaica e della sua cultura.

A vestire i panni dell’insegnante ci pensa lui stesso, quello dell’alunno spetta invece al figlio pronto a seguire con interesse e attenzione ogni passo del padre.

Uscito alcuni giorni fa solo su piattaforma Tidal, ora “Living It Up” è disponibile sul canale ufficiale youtube di Jr Gong.

La stessa canzone ha un testo di formazione e testimonianza, mette insieme ghetto e quartieri alti, ponti creati peraltro da suo padre Bob che gli ha permesso di spendere i suoi primi anni di vita nella “uptown” di Kingston, quel “Stony Hill”, che è poi diventato il titolo del suo ultimo album.

Lyrics:

My daddy made it out!
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams, believe you me
Don’t let go
We’re living it up!
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown
I’m the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
My daddy made it out!
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams, believe you me
Don’t let go
We’re living it up!
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown
I’m the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy

Trench Town have a grandson
Growing up to be somebody
Gong to the Zilly
Yo mi flow phenomenally
I am the kind of thing that doesn’t happen normally
I’m a one in a zillion
Yo Doggy 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
Mi a gwan live it up life is better than great
Every other day mi voice a dozen dub plate
Put in our hustle we nuh sit down and wait
Tuff up unnu muscle now is never too late
Fi gwan celebrate inna rich people place
The little Rasta Man from Trench Town fly the gate
With food inna plate and drinks inna crate
We sing till the neighbor dem wake

My daddy made it out!
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams, believe you me
Don’t let go
We’re living it up!
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown
I’m the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
My daddy made it out!
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams, believe you me
Don’t let go
We’re living it up!
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown
I’m the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy

Uptown Jamaica born and raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Burning Babylon and dem dirty ways
While watching all the rich kids gone a stay
Uptown Jamaica born and raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Big city life Kingston and Mo-Bay
And if you think mi sell out tell dem ain’t no way
So… Live it up Trench Town to Rema
Riverton, South Side to Jungle
Sherlock, Garden, to Spangler’s,
Payne Land, Three Mile to Back-to,
Portmore, Seaview, Spanish Town,
Nine Mile, Browns Town to Flankers,
Falmouth, West Side, Orange Hill

My daddy made it out!
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams, believe you me
Don’t let go
We’re living it up!
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown
I’m the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
My daddy made it out!
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams, believe you me
Don’t let go
We’re living it up!
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown
I’m the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy

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