When "Welcome To Jamrock" erupted onto airwaves and blew apart iPods halfway through 2005 it came as a shock to some-but not to Damian "Jr Gong" Marley. The song is about the farthest thing from commercial music offerings today-an outraged and unapologetic description of the poverty and "political violence" ravaging his homeland of Jamaica-but "Welcome To Jamrock" hit-and hit hard-because it's the sound of truth and the result of years of work to bring that truth to light. "I spent a lot of time thinking and this is the fruit of that labor," explains the youngest child of the musical Marley family."The song might be a 'success' so why be blind to that? But success can't surprise given the time put into it."
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley
Album: Welcome To Jamrock (2005)
Song: Welcome to Jamrock
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