Welcome to Jamrock

Album: Welcome to Jamrock (2005)
Charted: 13 55
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Songfacts®:

  • "Jamrock" is another name for Jamaica, where Marley is from. This song deal with crime and poverty in the country, and warns against believing that all of Jamaica is similar to the tourist resorts that create the idyllic image of the country.
  • This samples the 1984 song "World-A-Music" by Ini Kamoze, which was based on a rhythm created by reggae session musicians Sly and Robbie. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for above 2
  • In 2006, this won Damian Marley a Grammy in the Best Urban/Alternative category. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 4

  • Flo from Toulouse, -...and the original song is titled "This is Reggae Music"
  • Flo from Toulouse, -"World-a-Music" is based on a 1976 song by Zap Pow, a jamaican crossovre reggae band.
  • Allox from Qld, AustraliaBomb song.
  • Patrick from San Diego, United StatesOut in de street, they call it Murder, er!
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