Renowned for speaking on the injustice of the voiceless, with a catalog of reggae hits, the multi-GRAMMY award winning trinity, Morgan Heritage, has returned, after two years, with “Headline Fi Front Page.”
The single features some of dancehall’s top young guns, like Rytikal (aka Purytikal), Jahshii and more seasoned artist I Octane.
“This stunning new single is a groovy mix between the rootsy reggae, which Morgan Heritage is known for and some vibrant contemporary dancehall, hip hop style fused,” Jamaican Ronnie Tomlinson, the Brooklyn-based entertainment publicist, told Caribbean Life on Monday.
She said Morgan Heritage is known for its award-winning music, and massive singles including “Don’t Haffi Dread,” “Down By The River,” “Tell Me How Come” and “Sunday Morning.”
Stellar albums like Grammy nominated Avrakadebra, Strictly Roots, which won the Grammys for best Reggae album in 2016 and most recently released Legacy, have helped to cement their space in Jamaican music history,” said Tomlinson, chief executive officer of New York-based Destine Media.
Originally made up by five of Denroy Morgan’s very talented children, Morgan Heritage the band now comprises Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Peter “Peetah” Morgan and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.
“The musical fabric of the group remains intact, and their latest single is proof,” Tomlinson said.
She said “Headline Fi Front Page” invites young artist Rytikal, who recently underwent a transition of his own, with a more positive moniker, Purytikal, to give his take on the impact and responsibility media have on the information shared.
“He manages a skilled report on the social atmosphere, following in the footsteps of Morgan Heritage’s signature tone of keen social commentary,” Tomlionson said.
“I-Octane, as the more experienced of the younger acts featured, brings his distinctive brand of disapproval for the flawed society that continues to fail the youth,” she added. “ahshii, gives his perspective on the misdirection news entities perpetrate with a passionate verse of his own.
“Morgan Heritage provides a much-needed space to reflect on the state of our society but also the state of the media that is charged with reporting on these conditions,” Tomlinson continued. “They bring up several issues that have been the subject of debate in Jamaica over the last year or two, including the unfortunate shaving of a young Rastafarian by the police.”