If there is a reason why we’re into music business, then it’s because of musicians like Black Am I. I’ve been overwhelmed with various events lately, but when I hear music like this, I leave everything else and start writing.
As they call him “one of the brightest young talents”, Black Am I was recruited by the “Ghetto Youths International” publishing house. And if you’re not familiar with it, that record label is run by Damian Marley himself.
“King of Kings” is officially to be released on the birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie, which is on July 23, and that is tomorrow. Whether you’re just getting into this music genre or you’re a hardened fan of reggae music, you know who Haile Selassie is for Rastafarians. Selassie was proclaimed a living Deity and is considered the incarnation of Jesus Christ. The birth of Ras Tafari Makonnen (the name under which Haile Selassie was born) is a holiday in Ethiopia. I could now go into details and say that this applies only to the Orthodox part of Ethiopia, but not to the Islamic. But some other time we’ll talk about it.