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‘NATTY PABLO’ BY JESSE ROYAL

Known for being a leading force in reintroducing socially-conscious lyricism into the lexicon of modern reggae music while continuing the legacy of his predecessors, Jesse Royal returns with his new track “Natty Pablo,” bringing his unmistakable style and hook writing brilliance into 2020 with him. “Natty Pablo” is inspired by the many layers of Rastafarianism and the criticism it faced from the general public over the years, only to have come full circle with many of those same critics now following many of the lifestyle choices that Rastas have been advocating for years, from veganism to marijuana usage to spirituality and beyond. Jesse elaborates, “The reality is that many Rasta have helped steer people in the right way with what they have received from Creation, helping in the advancement of the nation. It has nothing to do with illegalities or physical warfare. It’s all about good people who are sometimes nameless who have little or nothing but do so much.” Jesse uses imagery conjuring the Narcos (such as Pablo Escobar) to show how the public may view Rastas as criminals, but the reality he is showing – and that he lives by – is that Rastas are giving back to their communities in abundance. Rastas “ain’t nothing like the Narcos….” They are “smuggling the truth / giving to the destitute.”

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Release Date: March 13, 2020

RELEASES BY JESSE ROYAL ON EASY STAR RECORDS
Natty Pablo2020-06-23T14:59:17-04:00
Lily of Da Valley2019-02-14T13:47:29-05:00