Ras Irie wants more conscious reggae songs | Entertainment


Reggae artist Ras Irie hopes his record, ‘Carty Carty’, will be the key to his rise in the music industry.

Conscious music is the answer to Jamaica’s problems, according to the artist, who hails from Black River in St Elizabeth.

“Road has gwaan wicked right now, even in tourist areas, pull a bus. So we have to make some real conscious music because it seems like these kids are oblivious. I’m making the kind of music to wake them up. of this unconsciousness. We lack quality content because young people only focus on one thing, which is usually not the right message. better to have a low level. I’m not saying they shouldn’t be getting support, but balancing it, ”he said.

Not a newcomer to the scene, Ras Irie has actively released music, whether it’s participating in freestyle competitions or releasing music through digital distribution points.

The artist claims that his music was influenced by the way of life taught by the Rastafarian religion, coupled with spirituality and reading books.

“People don’t read a lot anymore, so it’s time for us as musicians to teach as much as we can. The only thing this generation reads is gossip and social media. So the content real and deep needs to be produced and released in order to close that gap. If we don’t do that, then years from now we will be in a dark place, “he said.

Ras Irie said he wanted local radio to pay more attention to conscious music. He has also given credit to radio stations like Hitz FM and Hot 102, which he says are trying to keep reggae music alive.

“I want people to see me as a man who has spent a lot of time improving my musical skills and trying to embrace reggae to the max. Radio, now is the time to get on board and save our music from a way. Play reggae yuh nuh! Play real young people who have real things, “said Ras Irie.


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