MUSIC

Akinsanya - Babylon Wah Gang Jah (Digital)

Digital Single


Akinsanya, a Jamaican Dub Poet, again teams up with Junior Wize following to their previous single "Defender of Faith (2013)". This time, he shares his social commentary on Jamaica's up-to-date topic, Ganja legalization. A pre-release single from his upcoming album.


1. Akinsanya - Babylon Wah Gang Jah


Catalog number: JWPDD005
Released August 1, 2014

Available at:

iTunes / Amazon / ReggaeRecord / CD Baby / Junior Wize Music Store (Bandcamp)

Lyrics

“BABYLON WAH GANG JAH” written by Akinsanya

Babylon should neva try to gang Jah
'Cause Hempstead yuh av di good lambs bread
In California yuh have di good Cali farmer

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good sensi menia
Lambs Bread, Mary Jane, good Indeka
Nuh call di rastaman nuh drug pedla

Babylon used the herbs to heal pneumonia
Cancer, asthma an di glaucoma, arthritis, diabetics
Pain inna backs, legs an’ hips
The surgeon general prescribe it
So fling weh phensic, use cannabis
Put herbs in yuh medicine chiss
Put herbs in yuh medicine chiss

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good sensi menia
Lambs Bread, Mary Jane, good Indeka
Nuh call di I n I nuh drug pedla

Herb is not a drug it is vegetable matter
Jus' like the ya,m callaloo and cassava
Okra, cabbage, mint and medina
Nuh call di cannabis narcotic

Put it pan di list when yuh read the budget
Here is a message to the finance minister
Likewise agriculcha
To plant and export nuff ganja
Number one foreign exchange earner
Build up the economy, plant some sensi
Build some ganja free zone factory
Cut out di squall and poverty

So wi daddy don’t haffi slave
An wi mommy nuh get minimum wage
Ganja ah number one in export and trade
Herbs ah foreign exchange

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good sensi menia
Lambs Bread, Mary Jane, good Indeka
Nuh call di rastaman nuh drug pedla

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good sensi menia
Lambs Bread, Mary Jane, good Indeka
Nuh call di I n I nuh drug pedla

Ganja dis, ganja dat
Ganja shoes and ganja socks
Ganja pants, ganja cap
Ganja shirts and ganja hat
It’s a source of energy for gas
So don't kill di ganja crop
Herb ah billion dollar stash
Herb ah billion dollar stash

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good sensi menia
Lambs Bread, Mary Jane, good Indeka
Nuh call di I n I nuh drug pedla


Musicians

Dub Poetry, Keyboards - Akinsanya
Drums - Daisuke Sano
Bass - Jyun Katoh
Tenor Sax - Inatti for Trial Production
Trumpet - Anti for Trial Production
Trombone - Ken Ken for Trial Production
Nyahbinghi - Amlak 3
Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion - Junior Wize

Portrait Artwork: Yoshimi Emoto
Engineered by Junior Wize
Produced by Junior Wize


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