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Dionne Reid - Daddy Dear

I've known Dionne for a while still. Doesn't add anything to the post I guess. I coulda sworn I've blogged her but I dunno where it is. Maybe I posted them on Facebook *shrugs* Strangely enough one of the two vids I thought I'd posted were Delete My Account (a song about Facebook) with the other being a cover of Lauryn Hill in an English accent.

She's proper bubbly and stuff innit. She's actually jokes.

Anyway, I heard her perform new single "Daddy Dear" last year at some Africa vs Caribbean show (yeah, they still do that backwards nonsense). First thing that surprised me is that it's a reggae riddim track, but it isn't a popular one.

Anyway (again), she performed at Glastonbury this past weekend (see below) and the song has been added to Radio 1's playlist as BBC Introducing. Big well done to her. And putting reggae on BBC Radio 1 is never a bad thing.

The riddim is called "Tears" from 2007. First time I heard Jamaica's hottest reggae artist. "Stab Vampire" is still one of my favourite Octane songs. Real rebellious roots reggae is a win.

"Set up the ghetto youth fi dead
So what me do? Stab vampire with a peg!
Pon the pagans I go bun it real red
Heathens, a judgment over your head.
Give the youth them coke to snort and gun to walk with
Then they talk about the youths are haunted.
Well how the youths supposed to strive when a gun they start with
They don't care about the youths ah rahtid."

"This ah them prerogative,
Only care about their votes they don't care how the people them ah live...
'Cause them contribute and tell the youths to run town
Now gun shot ah fire from sun up to sun down
Innocent people life ah get gun down
Them turn the youths inna gun clown"

Bun babylon we seh!


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