Tilibop Pays Homage to his roots with impressive new album ‘I Am Reggae’
Jamaican artiste Tilibop speaks from the soul in his impressive new album ‘I Am Reggae’
Born in St. Mary, Jamaica, he grew up amidst the turmoil in the streets of August Town. He started listening to music served as an escape from life’s daily struggles, however, the music found the entertainer in him in a surprising way. While singing to a friend, a stranger overheard his melodic voice and invited him to a recording session. He went home, wrote a song and hasn’t looked back since that fateful day twelve years ago.
Tilibop pays homage to his roots, his people and his spirit with his brand-new album ‘I Am Reggae’. Created during a time where the world was falling apart with social, economical and health issues, Tilibop channeled his frustrations into this vibrant 10 track project.
It’s clear that this is an exciting new album from just a glance at the stream count of opening tracks ‘All That’ and ‘Psalm’. Both of these tracks are true highlights, introducing Tilibop’s bright and airy voice and revealing top notch instrumentation and production. ‘Psalm’ is a track about injustice and poverty amongst Jamaica and the Black community as a whole. Various tracks throughout this album touch on ongoing societal issues, sure to leave people with the question he asks in track 3 “what’s going on?”.
Then we come to, ‘Pirate’, all about appropriation, featuring its own music video with an invigorating story atop of a boat in Jamaica. Tilibop also uses this project to speak his own truth in several interludes and interviews, accentuating themes in tracks about the struggle to success, unearthing the marijuana stigma and the true soul of Reggae- unification. It’s clear that Tilibop has put his own soul into this project, with skillful lyricism and captivating musical performances all over this album.”
‘I am Reggae‘ comes from the fact that I am Jamaican, I am of the people, from the people. I eat, drink, sleep, and breathe Reggae music. When I say I am Reggae, I have all the greats like Bob, Dennis, Peter, all of the greats in mind. When I say it, it’s not a gimmick.”. Fresh, authentic and inspiring, ‘I Am Reggae’ is a must listen for any fans of the genre.