Saturday, May 22, 2010

Roots Music Fave Right Now: PROTOJE

The artist I’m digging right now goes by the name of Protoje, to me he produces music of the highest quality. Music that reminds me of a great era of the great Bob Marley, but he is just a fresher version. His lyrics are positive, yet so real. His real name is Oje Ollivierre and he has been doing music for years...

Part of his Biography on his Facebook Group & website

“Born in the 80’s but wishing he was birthed in the 60’s, Protoje (Oje Ollivierre) is the fresh face with the freshest lyrical delivery, still having a feel of vintage reggae music but being a suitable update for the present time.

Indeed, Marley’s mantra was to “free the people with music.” Protoje’s mantra is to free the people with art. Music – his appointed contribution to the artistic revolution - is only one of the many distinct art forms...
Despite being the cousin of regular chart-topping producer, Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennett, Protoje continues to resist the urge to lay his vocals on every other riddim in the dancehall mainstream. He is meticulously piecing together his debut album, The Seven Year Itch, while focusing the rest of his efforts on the perfection of his live performances. Already, a pattern has been detected whereby Protoje invariably sees a significant hike in his fan base the day after his last performance. This invokes the truth in the saying, “you have to see to believe.”
Rolling with Protoje is rolling with the Movement”

You can also watch this video to discover more about Protoje.

Here are some of his high quality videos for 3 of his amazing songs:

(Pic courtesy of Google Images & Protoje Facebook group)

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