To Africa with Love
SUB URBAN PHILOSOPHY The love of music has transcended blood lineage and has made I an I ... Brethren and "My Brother's Keeper" ... under the Iniversal inspiration of Rhythm and Melody, Bassline and Drumbeat, ... guided by Rastafari's Hand. Thou ART gods but like men thou shall trod on: So Jah Say Selah, therefore how pleasant and honoured should I an I feel as ARTIST to be bestowed with Heavenly gifts ever mindful of I Earthly responsibilities. For it was ordained and the Singers and Players of Instruments were to follow. All of HIM offspring are in I an I. A message to the Artist, conscience lyrics got to be ever part of I midst. Can't come and (diss) disturb the public, thinking so is how we (dwit) do it. Because so as the words and meditation of our hearts and minds be acceptable in HIM sight so shall the music and rhapsody be fitting and fulfilling to I an I ears. The essence of existence of Sub Urban is primarily to serve as an international organ within the cultural domain producing, publishing and playing Dominican reggae music that is of cultural uniqueness, musical maturity and public acclaim. Sub Urban's deep rooted philosophy lies in it outward manifestation of increasing the expression of the creative arts, ensuring that cultural identity is preserved, musical integrity is enriched, social morality is respected, and spiritual values are uplifted. The production of music, which is authentic in composition and promotes Rastafari Sovereignty, Omnipotence, and Royalty of Being, is all worth living for. Therefore, the message on which I an I establish this musical foundation lies in the simplicity in how I an I used to play original music way down underground. Way down in the ghetto when I an I were all just having fun. Brethren and Brothers would cook up some Ital straight from a wood fire, Giving praises unto JAH King Sellassie I. Those were the days when things seemed tough, ... inna Babylon system, Thou they looked rough I an I went forward in I way. It was a time when nuff Babylon harassment would come I way but I an I stood there standing strong, Remembering the brothers who trotted along. Sub Urban which vanguards the marginalized and ghetto slums of all third world countries reflects the black struggle in the western world, like all struggles of oppressed people everywhere. I an I believe and trust in the GOD of Ethiopia, the everlasting GOD, GOD of Gods, God of the Holy Ghost, the one God of all ages. I an I shall worship HIM through the spectacles of Ethiopia. Emperor Haile Sellasie I. Selah. For it was a day when I an I heard some say, Rasta your King has gone away. I an I were youth and did not realize, the truth was not meant to be disguised. So I an I are man and all understand the time is at hand (Armageddon). Yes, for HE is the King of kings, Lord of lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of Himself, Light of this World, Power of the ever living Trinity.... Rastafari. For by a new name shall I an I be called and none shall know this names saveth him that receiveth it. For there is but One King of kings and one name. For HIM has called I an I and has said thou art mine. RASTAFARI is I an I guiding light, I an I will not be blind, RASTAFARI is I an I breath of life and essence of being, I an I will not wither away. RASTAFARI is I an I salvation and Omnipotent Saviour, I an I will know I an I name. For in this group is embedded the singleness of purpose, the breath of vision, the boldness born of conviction and the belief of righteousness of Good over evil. The philosophy of Sub Urban rests in the belief for the redemption of people of African descent throughout the world through reggae music. The spiritual brotherhood of man. Let justice be done to all mankind, realizing that if the strong oppress the weak, confusion and discontent will ever mark the path of man, but with love, faith and clarity towards all, the reign of peace and plenty will be heralded into the world and the generation of men shall be called blessed. Blessed be Emperor Haile Sellasie I, Bobbo Chanti I, Nyahabhingi I, First ancient King from the order of Melchezedek unto HIM all praise is worthy.