Damian Marley on 5 Great Reggae Protest Songs

Bob Marley's youngest son shouts out Capleton, Bounty Killer, his brother Ziggy and more

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Capleton, "Jah Jah City"

In this song Capleton is talking about Jamaica, which of course is more than just a city. As the birthplace of Rastafari, Jamaica will always have a strong connection to His Majesty himself and Jah people. In that sense it is a holy city for the faithful. The lyrics to this song are really blazing a fire on all the corruption that's going on behind the scenes, and speaking to the crime and violence that so often happens in such a blessed place. That's why Capleton says "They want to turn it inna Cowboy Town," almost like a Wild West shootout. Jamaica is a country of great extremes – you can have the most amazing experiences with some really good people and you can also have the complete opposite of that.

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