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Buju Banton deh pon street again after release December 07, 2018

it is official.  Buju Banton, born Mark Anthony Myrie, has been released from prison after being arrested in December 2009 and convicted in February 2011.  It is a big deal and cell videos surfaced immediately of Buju Banton boarding the plane.

The Free Buju group here on on Yowlink seems to have been updated (the image removed already) by the group’s administrators.

Many fans and well-wishers did not expect Buju to be convicted back in February 2011 but we remember how sad it was when the news broke that he had received 10 years in a maximum security prison.

But, nevertheless, he is free and we expect the buzz to continue for days, weeks, and the next few months. Yowlink hopes to get an interview with the newly-released Reggae icon. Right now, we have to just “join the line“. Stay tuned.

Yow Yawdies, Caribbean people, Reggae music enthusiasts, and others, what do you have to say about the incarceration, the trial, and Buju in general?

Yow, talk to me nuh?

It’s KC 3-2 over St.GC in the “Clash of the North Street Giants” Manning Cup 2018 Finals

Quite befitting, after 32 year drought, Kingston College (KC) finally lifted the coveted Manning Cup title, beating their long-time North Street rivals, St. Georges College (StGC) 3-2.  This was KC’s 15th Manning Cup title.

Dubbed “Clash of the North Street Giants” whenever they meet in football, KC had to come back from 0-1 and 1-2 deficits to eventually score the 2-2 equalizer in the 88th minute and winner in the 90th..

Congrats to the College, the young men, coaching staff, students, and supporters.  Big feat.

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz repeat what Boyz did in 1998

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz defeated Panama on penalty kicks in the 3rd place CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match to qualify for France 2019 Women’s World Cup.

The feat almost had to happen… You may remember that Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz qualified for their one and only World Cup birth in 1998… That World Cup was held in… you remember… France…

Congratulations to the Girlz.  As for Jamaica’s men’s and women’s national football (soccer) teams, and Jamaicans everywhere, don’t we wish the World Cup would always be held in France?

The Girlz need the support of Jamaicans in Jamaica and abroad, soccer fans across the Caribbean, and well-wishers.

What do you all have to say?

Contradiction [Global] by Alborosie featuring Chronixx – lyrics

The following are the lyrics of the first single from Alborosie’s album Unbreakable.  The song is called Contradiction.  We need more songs like this.

 

[Chronixx]
Listen to me now,… brother…

[Alborosie
Wha’ you seh?

[Chronixx]
Contradicting yourself
Chronixx, Alborisie telling them seh

[Chronix]
Listen to me now…
Contradition is glo-bal

[Chronixx]
Yeah, Contradition global.
Madness taking over
Too much men in mixup
One bag o’ mixup, Rasta nuh live so.
[Alborosie]
Contradition glo-bal
Still good conquers evil
David still slew Goliath
Mi gwaan hold that vibe here (“here” sounds like “ya”)

[Alborosie]
Too many idolize badness and slackness
“Island in the sun” just falling in darkness — Jamaica – called “island in the sun”
One love and one heart? Whe the heart deh? — “One love, one heart” – common Jamaican phrase
Nowadays you’re not cool if yuh nuh heartless
Flashing with a 9 like you’re lawless
Like justice a-buy out of war-ness ????
Well got a six for a 9 and a 9 in the waist, then a sentence to life ’cause

((Chorus))
[Chronixx]
Contradition global.
Madness taking over
Too much men in mixup
One bag o’ mixup, Rasta nuh live so.
[Alborosie]
Contradition glo-bal
Still good conquers evil
David still slew Goliath
Mi gwaan hold that vibe here (“here” sounds like “ya”)

[Alborosie]
Well Margarita nuh flankaz
When bullets a ram-pam-pam-pam.
Who a-call dem big shots deh (“there” sounds like “deh”)
Dem a do it from a mansion…
Slowly…
Like gangstas break out…
Slowly…
All God dem take out
Politician and gunman are linked
So contradiction run the ting yeah

((Chorus))
[Chronixx]
Contradition global.
Madness taking over
Too much men in mixup
One bag o’ mixup, Rasta nuh live so.
[Alborosie]
Contradition glo-bal
Still good conquers evil
David still slew Goliath
Mi gwaan hold that vibe here (“here” sounds like “ya”)

[Alborosie]
Well Margarita nuh flankas
When bullets a ram-pam-pam-pam.
Who a-call dem big shots deh (“there” sounds like “deh”)
Dem a do it from a mansion.
Slowly…
Like gangstas break out
Slowly…
All God dem take out
Politicians and gunman are linked
So contradiction run the ting.
….
Contradition is glo-bal
Still a hail Rastafari yeah…, ev-ery day I I…
Yeah Yeah… Chronixx, Alborosie tell dem
We tell dem right away…

[Chronixx]
Hear dem talking positive
Inside dem nuh good at all
Gwaan like them big yeah, and everybody else so small
Two-faced, two-mouth, too lie, come in like yuh living two lives…
Too good yet too bad and yuh deh ‘pon the two sides, people nuh know wha’ to choose

((instruments))

[Alborosie]
Too many idolize badness and slackness
“Island in the sun” just falling in darkness — Jamaica – called “island in the sun”
One love and one heart? Whe the heart deh? — “One love, one heart” – common Jamaican phrase
Nowadays you must be heartless
[Chronixx]
In the morning, no one bag of mixup
[Alborosie]
Contradition is glo-bal
[Chronixx]
One bag of… One bag of…
[Alborosie]
Contradition is glo-bal
Contradition is glo-bal
(Fade out)