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Midnite Massacre Vol. II

Included here is the second installment in Jah Raver’s MIDNITE Massacre series which includes deadly tracks from the albums Lion Out Of Zion, Ride Tru, Assini, Unpolished, What Is A King and more…

Track List

1. Platune (Akae Beka)
2. Forces and Flames
3. Native Story
4. Time and Time Again
5. Meditation (Babylon Fruits)
6. Worker Be
7. Reminder
8. Jah In I
9. Lion Out Of Zion
10. Jah Bless Her
11. Humanity Cry
12. Valuue Life
13. These Are Things To Be Thankful For
14. Rastafari Is King
15. Good Thing Happen
16. Calm The Day
17. Arise Again
18. Haile Selassie I The First Time
19. Lianess
20. Urgency

In case you missed Vol. I…

Track List

True King
Reminder
Pagan Pay Gone
Meditation (Babylon Fruits)
Same I Ah One (feat. Pressure)
Same I Ah Dub
When Jah Arise (feat. Lutan Fyah)
Weather The Storm (feat. Ras Batch)
Worker Be
True King
Jah Bless Her
Banking in The Pig
In The Race So Far
Love the Life You Live
Kaaba Stone
Due Reward
Incline
Incline Dub
Homing Zone
Starting From
Crown Aim
Calm the Day


From Midnite: It A Go Dread Inna DC

Summer 1997, East Coast Flavor Recording Studios, Washington, D.C.

A small crowd of Rasta and conscious musicians converge on a small D.C. recording studio to record an album. No, not to record an album – those are the wrong words – to perform 10 songs live in-studio while an audio recorder is running. After several years of incessant touring up and down the east coast of the United States, Midnite, a struggling roots reggae outfit borne in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, enters the studio to perform 10 songs that were forged during late nights in front of small crowds inside of small clubs. Each song the equivalent of a time bomb set to detonate on the busy streets of Babylon at a time to be determined. The band is harmonizing together as one cohesive unit on the same vibration. This tends to happen when you are crammed inside vans and shitty hotel rooms for several years. They eat together. They sleep together. They are a machine lubricated with the anointing oils of His Majesty, Jah Rastafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Elect of God. As Vaughn Benjamin wails into the mic, eyes closed, head to the sky

“They can’t feel love yeah
Even when Jah show them love
They don’t know love
They can’t feel love yeah
I am the kaaba stone”

-Kaaba Stone

“Bushman,” “Love the Life You Live,” “Eyes Are the Light,” “Propaganda,” “Kaaba Stone,” “Due Reward,” “Don’t Move (Lion’s Dread),” “Meditation (Babylon Fruits),” “Mama Africa,” “Time and Time Again.” Each song will be performed and recorded live. Here in this small Washington, D.C. recording studio. Just like a live gig. Benjamin wails into the microphone:

“Did not this morning start with darkness
Well so does tonight
Alpha alpha and omega I
The beginning and the end”

-Propaganda

Two mics.

No overdubs.

No delay.

No equalization.

No reverb.

No mixing.

Just raw, naked talent and pure instinct. Unpolished.

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