Monkey Marc feat. Dre Island – Yaad N Abraad [Official Video 2018] by Reggaeville

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“Same thing weh happen a yaad, it gwaan abraad” – Dre Island
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This heavyweight tune looks at injustice around the world over a driving reggae riddim, featuring reggae revival star Dre Island. Produced by Monkey Marc.

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β€œYaad N Abraad, a riddim rooted in the fundamentals of reggae, but with a genre-bending edge. Built on a foundation of filtered guitar skanks and choppy, hip hop-style drum samples, the filters, sound effects, and rude echos give Yaad N Abraad a dynamic texture. These dub-derived elements, pioneered by Jamaican producers like King Tubby in the early 1970s, are often used today in various forms of bass music. … Although many purists will feel some kind of way about a hip hop/electronic producer suddenly dropping jugglings of strange and brilliant hybrid riddims, there is something to be said for the potential of such records to deliver the music of legit reggae artists to people who might not otherwise hear them.” – Dan Dabber, reggaeville
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Full riddim out on Digikillaz, also featuring 5 Star, Iba MaHr, Aza Lineage and Earth and the Fullness.

Mixed by Monkey Marc. Mastered by Monkey Marc & Rohan Mansell at Monkey Marc’s Solar Studio in Melbourne, Australia.

Video directed, filmed and edited by @300kja in Kingston, Jamaica.

Y A A D N A B R A A D F E A T. D R E I S L A N D

Revival, resurgence and revitalization: words used to describe the new wave of reggae music and young consciousness-raising, spiritually awakened artists, evoking a golden era when Bob Marley sang of oppression.

β€˜Yaad N Abraad’ is the powerful lead single on Monkey Marc’s Yaad N Abraad riddim. It features roots reggae artist Dre Island, one of the most exciting young musicians to emerge out of Kingston, Jamaica.

On Yaad N Abraad, Dre Island’s raw, impassioned lyrics describe a country racked by widespread poverty, corruption and violence, where β€œblood still a flow just like the River Nile”. Jamaica has endured decades of crippling foreign debt, austerity measures and economic policies that destroy opportunities for the poor and protect the wealthy elite. Dre Island laments that this political and social injustice is found all around the world: β€œSame ting weh happen a yard gwaan abraad”. He calls on his people to stay strong and defiant: β€œPhysically, mentally you affi strong. Can’t weak heart when you out inna Babylon. Got to stay focused and know your direction.”

L Y R I C S
Yea yea yea yea yea, Rastafari know
Same thing weh happen a yaad, it gwaan abraad
Same thing weh happen a yaad, it gwaan abraad
Oh lord! I say
Same thing weh happen a yaad gwaan abraad
Same thing weh happen a yaad gwaan abraad

Well we no mix up, we no mingle with no guy we no know
Straight family man par wid so watch your approach
I nah tun off from the mission
King Selassie is I gold
I’m begging every ghetto youths no sell out your soul
and repatriate your mind
Africa is the goal
Straight like an arrow, Rasta never lean – oh no!
I nuh want not a spliff from a guy me no know – watch it!
Nuh go hear Dre Island drunk or parrow

Live inna glass house, them say you no fi throw stone
So I know we haffi trod out a Rome and know the road code

I man say
Same thing weh happen a yaad, it gwaan abraad
Same thing weh happen a yaad, it gwaan abraad
Oh Lord! I say
Same thing weh happen a yaad gwaan abraad
Same thing weh happen a yaad gwaan abraad

Light bill, water bill, everybody cry
Gas rate, land tax gone sky high
Corruption, destruction, political cry
More guns than shelters for the homeless child
Diseases have yuh wheezing and yuh don’t know why
Coughing till yuh throat sore, no cure in sight
Oppression, depression make gunshot fly
Worst when pickney want food and that cyaan find
Blood still a flow just like the River Nile
Daytime colder than the nighttime
Policemen a roam street say them a fight crime
Still no truth cyaan read pan the primetime
So physically mentally you affi strong
Can’t weak heart when you out inna Babylon
Got to stay focus and know your direction
‘Cause outta Rome full up a nuff demon

I hear youths crying for justice, for justice
Yet you give them religion injustice
Just justice, just justice, just justice
Yet you bring I division, not justice
Same thing weh happen a yaad, gwaan abraad

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