Star’s sons do sec­ond triple-team song

Jamaica Gleaner - - AVENUE•E - Akeem Mas­ters/Gleaner Writer

THE OFF­SPRING of three reg­gae stal­warts are once again unit­ing to cre­ate a sin­gle that they hope will help cat­a­pult their ca­reers. Imeru Ta­fari (Queen Ifrika’s son), Siz­zla Kalonji’s son Meleeku, and Gar­nett Silk Jnr are in the process of mak­ing a fol­low-up on their col­lab­o­ra­tion Repa­ra­tion, which was re­leased al­most a year ago.

“It is in the mak­ing. Is a se­ri­ous thing, whe we want fi do all video,” Imeru Ta­fari said, pre­fer­ring not to re­veal the new song’s name. De­scrib­ing his style of mu­sic as strictly spiritual and aimed at up­lift­ing the lost youth in Ja­maica and across the world, Ta­fari hopes the up­com­ing re­lease will build on the pos­i­tive feed­back that Repa­ra­tion re­ceived. “We have even re­ceived feed­back from Cal­i­for­nia. I think that there is a univer­sity there that is re­ally into the song. A Siz­zla son did mek me know say Repa­ra­tion boom­ing inna dat side a di world and the Rasta set­tle­ments,” he told The Gleaner.

He said that Repa­ra­tion came about while the three of them were do­ing trib­utes to their par­ents. “The en­er­gies just con­nect. You know as Rasta youths grow­ing up inna Rasta fam­i­lies, we just con­nect in that spiritual way,” he ex­plained.

Imeru Ta­fari, who turns 25 later this year, first ap­peared on the Rebel Salute fes­ti­val, held an­nu­ally in Jan­uary, in 2010, which he con­sid­ers his of­fi­cial mu­sic de­but. Imeru is the grand­son of en­dur­ing singer Der­rick Mor­gan, whose ska song For­ward March was one of Ja­maica’s In­de­pen­dence mu­sic mark­ers in 1962.

“Over­all, mi love mu­sic from mi a likkle yute, Mi fa­ther was a fa­mous dancer from back in the day, Skankin Dread. Him dance with Den­nis Brown, Ninja Man and Su­per Cat per­form­ing,” he said. How­ever, he was never pres­sured into do­ing mu­sic. “Maybe the pres­sure woulda come from the but­ter­flies mi feel be­fore mi go on stage,” Ta­fari, who per­formed on Reg­gae Sum­fest 2018 in Mon­tego Bay, told The Gleaner.

“Pon a reg­u­lar ba­sis, mi par­ents well sup­port­ive. A dem train mi inna ev­ery way, and any­thing weh mi a fal­ter wid, dem deh deh fi help mi up and dus’ mi off,” he added.

Gar­nett Silk Jr

Imeru Ta­fari

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