REGGAE TRUTH: WHEN BOB MARLEY AND HIS GROUP STARTED SINGING, THEY DID SO BY SINGING MY CREATION. THIS APPLIES TO ANY GROUP AND ANYONE WHO SINGS AND USES THE TERM REGGAE WHICH I CREATED IN 1962 TRENCH TOWN. JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND I MADE THIS POSSIBLE- WE WERE THE ONLY ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS WHO PASSED THE TORCH TO OTHERS. THE MEDIA HAS LIED ABOUT OUR TRUE HISTORY FOR YEARS. SOME AMONG US HAVE LIED AND TRIED TO SELL US OUT. I RAS CARDO, HAVE THE DETAILED TRUTHS ABOUT OUR HISTORY. WHO WOULD DARE TO DENY WHAT I HAVE REVEALED?

EXCERPT(c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION- RAS CARDO

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

EVERY NOW AND THEN THE DECEIVERS OF OUR PEOPLE WILL RISE AND TRY TO SEE HOW MANY ARE WEAK AS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTHS.

OVER THE YEARS, I, RAS CARDO HAVE TOLD THE WORLD THE TRUTHS AS TO OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE LIVITY AND THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE.

SOME PEOPLE ARE PRONE TO FORGETTING THE TRUTHS ABOUT JUST WHATEVER MAY/MAY NOT ATTRACT THEIR ATTENTIONS AND INTERESTS AT CERTAIN TIMES.

THIS IS THE SAME REASON WHY THOSE WHO MARKET COMMERCIALS KEEPS REPEATING THEM, OVER AND OVER AND OVER. THEY SUCCESSFULLY ROB YOU.

NOW: I HAVE SEEN SO MANY LIES AND FALSEHOODS ABOUT MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE OVER THE YEARS TOLD BY DECEIVERS , IMPOSTERS, REGGAE PIRATES, MERCENARIES OF FORTUNES, AND ALSO FROM THOSE AMONG US WHO HAVE TRIED TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK AND FEEL IMPORTANT.

THE NUMBER OF LIES TOLD BY THE MEDIA HAVE BEEN LEGION. LET ME GIVE YOU A PRIME EXAMPLE-

WHEN THEY KILLED BOB MARLEY, AND THEN PETER TOSH THE FLOOD GATES OF LIES AND DECEITS INUNDATED THE REGGAE WORLD.

THE MEDIA REPORTED THAT THERE WAS ONLY ONE MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL WAILERS GROUP LEFT ALIVE.

IT NEVER TOLD YOU THAT BEFORE BOB MARLEY CAME INTO TRENCH TOWN AND FORMED HIS GROUP WITH THE HELP OF JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND RICARDO( NOW RAS CARDO) SCOTT- THERE WAS ALREADY IN EXISTENCE THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS WITH- JUNIOR, CARDO, AND GARTH.

TIME AND TIME AGAIN IT WAS REPORTED- FALSELY- THAT THE ONLY REMAINING- LIVING- WAILER WAS- BUNNY.

NOTHING WAS MENTIONED ABOUT- JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE- BEING ALIVE- AND THAT HE WAS AN ORIGINAL WAILING WAILER.

THE NAME OF -JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE- WOULD ONLY BE MENTIONED CASUALLY IN SOME CONVERSATIONS. HE WAS NOT MENTIONED IN THE MATTER OF HIS IMPORTANCE AS A PIONEERING FOUNDATION WAILER.

I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT WITHOUT JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND I THERE WOULD BE NO BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS REGGAE GROUP.

JUNIOR AND I, ALONG WITH THE TRENCH TOWN CREW DECIDED TO SEE WHO OR WHAT WAS BEHIND ALL THIS. WE KNEW WHO, AND WE KNEW WHY.

THERE WERE THOSE AMONG US WHO WANTED ALL THE FAME, ALL THE GLORY, ALL THE ENRICHMENTS.

WITH JUNIOR AND OTHERS OUT OF THE PICTURE IT WAS EASY FOR THEM TO POSITION THEMSELVES TO CLAIM THE FRUITS OF OUR BLOOD SWEAT AND SACRIFICES.

THEN SUDDENLY, AN ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN MEDIA THAT JUNIOR WAS ABOUT TO RECLAIM HIS DUE REWARDS FOR WORK THAT HE HAD DONE.

THE FORCES OF EVIL DECIDED THAT THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN. SO THEY KILLED JUNIOR IN JUNE 1999.

BUT BEFORE THIS HAPPENED-

IT WAS REVEALED THAT JUNIOR WAS STILL ALIVE, SEEN AND KNOWN BY ALL, AND THAT THE MEDIA HAD LIED.

THE TRENCH TOWN CREW AND I KNOW- WITHOUT ANY DOUBTS- WHO ARE THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KILLINGS OF OUR PEOPLE. WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN WHO KILLED JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN AND SPOKEN TO THEM IN REGGAE MEDIA LAND AND NOT KNOW THAT THEY ARE THE KILLERS OF OUR PEOPLE.

YOU WILL HEAR SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT JUNIOR- DID A FEW SONGS- WITH THE GROUP, BUT YOU WILL NEVER HEAR THEM SAY HOW MUCH WORK AND REHEARSALS HE DID BEFORE STUDIO TIME, AND THAT HE HAD A VOICE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

IN FACT, JUNIOR AND I HAD THE LEAD VOICES TO ANY SONG. WE REMAINED HUMBLE AND SHARED WITH OTHERS.

YOU WILL HEAR THEM MAKE SIMILAR REMARKS ABOUT JOE HIGGS, CHERRY AND A FEW OTHERS. YOU WILL NEVER HEAR THEM MENTION JOANNE.

AS I HAVE SAID OVER THE YEARS, THE HISTORY IS IN THE DETAILS. I AM HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD THESE TRUTHS. I WILL CHALLENGE ANYONE, AT ANYTIME, ANYWHERE THEY SEE FIT, AS TO THE TRUTHS WHICH I HAVE EXPRESSED AND REVEALED OVER THE YEARS ABOUT MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE CREATION AND PEOPLE.

NO ONE HAS THE DETAILED HISTORY THAT IS IN MY KEEP AS THE -ARK OF THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE COVENANT.

ANYONE WHO CLAIMS TO, OR DREAM ABOUT SINGING OR PLAYING REGGAE MUSIC, IS USING MY CREATION.

THIS WAS NOT A BOB MARLEY CREATION, NOR WAS IT A PETER TOSH, NOR WAS IT THE GROUP WHICH BOB HAD PUT TOGETHER WITH HIS CHOOSING AND HELP FROM ALL OF US.

WERE THESE BRETHRENS ALIVE TODAY, THEY WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THE SAME THINGS I AM TELLING YOU.

I, RAS CARDO HAILS FROM KINGSTON, BORN AND RAISED. I WAS NOT BORN IN THE COUNTRYSIDE THEN CAME INTO TOWN- LIKE MOST.

FOR THOSE WHO WERE BORN IN THE CITY OF KINGSTON -PUBLIC HOSPITALS- THE VICTORIA JUBILEE HOSPITAL- AS IT WAS CALLED THEN, IT WAS RECORDED ON THEIR CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH AS BEING BORN-LYING IN HOSPITAL.

THAT IS: YOUR MOTHER WAS LYING IN THE HOSPITAL BED WHEN SHE GAVE BIRTH TO YOU.

THERE WAS NO SUCH PLACE OR THING AS – THE :”LYNING” ( OR “LYNEEN”) HOSPITAL.

THE REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS CHOSE TO RECORD IT IN THIS FASHION SO AS TO DISTINGUISH IT FROM THOSE BIRTHS WHICH WERE OUT OF HOSPITAL OR AT HOME, BUT IT ENDED UP CAUSING SO MUCH CONFUSION AND FRUSTRATION.

SO, LET ME GIVE MY CLARIFICATION AND CORRECTION.

SOME JAMAICANS TO THIS DAY HAVE CONTINUED TO CALL IT “LYINGIN” HOSPITAL.

I HOPE THAT I HAVE CLEARED THIS MISCONCEPTION/MISINTERPRETATION ONCE AND FOR ALL.

I AM HERE TO EDUCATE SO AS TO LIBERATE FOR A HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

REGGAE WAS NAMED AND CREATED IN MY TRENCH TOWN BACK YARD IN 1962.

JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND I HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT.

THOSE WHO FAIL TO GIVE CREDITS TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONE THE WORKS TO HELP OUR PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GAIN UNJUST ENRICHMENTS THEREFROM. I AM HERE TO GIVE THE TRUTHS AND TO SET THE RECORDS STRAIGHT.

I AM RAS CARDO REGGAE, THE CREATOR OF THIS GENRE OF MUSIC. THERE IS NO OTHER ON THIS OR ANY PLANET WHO CAN SAY THIS TRUTH.

(c) A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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