The local music scene in Jamaica is a very vibrant one. The history of Jamaican music is a very interesting one an it is always fascinating to read books, watch TV programs or listen to veterans of the industry explaining how the local music scene has evolved from the 1950′s to what it is today. Everyone has their own opinion on whether the music is deteriorating and I have to admit that at times I am a harsh critic of some of the local music being produced and released in recent years. I acknowledge however that Looking back over the decades there is still a lot to be proud of and contrary to popular belief there are still some excellent tracks and talented artists out there if you are willing to dig deap enough and ignore the filth that often floats to the top in the industry.
Positive, uplifting and inspiring songs have been all the rage lately, maybe it’s a direct result of the global economic revision but there have been dozens of songs being released touching on those topics lately. I have a couple of them that I really like but my latest favourite is called “Before the Year Done” by Mr G. Although many of my readers might not understand the lyrics or even understand the Jamaican dialect it’s still worth a listen. I have embedded it below, give it a listen and leave your feedback in the comments.
Mr G – Before the year done
I made a similar post like this many months ago with the track called “So Blessed” by Mavado