Reggae Legend kept the rhythmical flow in his new single ‘Zion’ The Release May 28, 2022 Entertainment Even in death U-Roy has managed to deliver the best of authentic reggae music. His latest release ‘Zion’ produced by Ubigwitus Inc and distributed by Hapilos is out now. In the single U-Roy uses his signature ‘toasting’ which is the rhythmical vocal style performed over reggae and dancehall tracks. This style of music became popular in the late 1960s and 70s. ‘Zion’ which is Hebrew for ‘highest point’ has a strong message about motivation and drive. Lyrics from the single read: “Ina di rumble of a conversation One a dem start moan and bout whitey Man plus Me reply with love And love it ago buss And a melody fi dash up discrimination Music fi heal da wounds of separation Silence the hate Fi share wi vision Yes trodding is must ina man’s education”. U-Roy encourages listeners to keep on the right path while on their life’s journey. He also speaks to the importance of educating oneself and not to be blindsided by issues of discrimination and segregation. The song has an old school reggae/dancehall sound that will attract true reggae enthusiasts worldwide. U-Roy, whose real name is Ewart Beckford was born in Jones Town, Kingston, and began his professional music career as a DJ in 1961. He recorded several number one singles and albums, inclusive of ‘Dread in a Babylon’ (1975), and ‘Natty Rebel’ (1976). In 2004, he was featured on the Jamaican group Toots and the Maytals’ Grammy award-winning ‘True Love Album’ and in 2007 he was awarded theOrder of Distinction for his contribution to music by the Government of Jamaica. The great reggae icon passed away in February 2021. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.