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JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE-ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS- REMEMBERED. HIS LEGACY AND TRUTH LIVES! I AM RAS CARDO. WE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN. DID NOT BOB MARLEY TOLD YOU THAT TRUTH? TO JUNIOR’S FAMILY, AND HIS CHILDREN, I SAY- YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOUR FATHER LOVED, AND WISHED YOU WELL. I HAVE THE DETAILS OF THE TRUE HISTORY.

EXCERPT (c) ISBN# 158470036X- JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE ORIGINAL WAILER. ISBN# 1584700459. ISBN# 1584700610.(c) RAS CARDO REGGAE- RAS CARDO REGGAE WORKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE REMEMBERED BY HIS LIFE LONG TRENCH TOWN BRETHREN- RAS CARDO.

THE DAYS OF LIVING IN TRENCH TOWN MAY BE LONG GONE. MANY OF THE PEOPLE WE KNEW AND LOVED MAY BE LONG GONE.

THOSE OF US WHO WILL NOW CHOOSE TO FORGET THOSE DAYS, CAN AT BEST BE SEEN AS TRAITORS TO THE STRUGGLES WE HAD TO ENDURE.

I WILL NOT DISCLOSE ANY DETAILS OF OUR REGGAE HISTORY HERE, AND OUR LIFE SPENT IN DEFIANCE OF THOSE WHO TRIED TO KILL US AT EVERY TURN.

BUT, I MUST ALSO SAY THIS:THAT THIS IS NOT A TIME WHEN THOSE OF US NOW ALIVE, MUST BE FEARFUL OF THE ENEMY.

I WAS NEVER AFRAID IN TRENCH TOWN, AND SURELY NOT AFRAID OF ANY MAN ON PLANET EARTH TODAY.

FOR I KNOW THAT THE WICKED MAN FLEES EVEN THOUGH NO ONE IS CHASING HIM.

SO, FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE NOW DECIDED TO BE AFRAID TO SPEAK, AND TO STAND UP FOR THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE AND ALL POOR AND OPPRESSED PEOPLES, I SAY TO YOU- TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR.SEE WHY YOU ARE A COWARD.

FOR I TO FORGET JUNIOR AND ALL THOSE WHOM I GREW UP WITH, MY PARENTS, THE LOVE OF THE PEOPLE, TRENCH TOWN COMMUNITY, AND ALL THOSE LOST AND THOSE STILL PRESENT, I WOULD BE LIKE-PETER DENYING THAT HE EVER KNEW CHRIST.

I HAVE BEEN, AND REMAIN THE ONLY ONE REMINDING THE WORLD ABOUT THOSE WHOM THE WORLD WOULD LIKE TO FORGET.

TODAY- IN 2016, AS I RAS CARDO WRITE THESE TRUTHS- I MUST SAY-

THERE ARE THOSE IN AND OUTSIDE JAMAICA, IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY OR NOT, WHO WISHED THAT I WOULD NOT SPEAK THIS TRUTH TO YOU.

THESE EVIL AND WICKED FOLKS WILL CONTINUE TO TRY AND DECEIVE THOSE WHOM THEY KNOW DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE TRUTH.

THERE ARE SOME WHOM WERE ONCE WITH US IN TRENCH TOWN, AND WHO FOR REASONS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HAVE CHOSEN TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE PEOPLE. THEY SEE THEMSELVES AS BEING- “ARRIVED”- AT A COMFORTABLE LIFE.

I WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THOSE WHO TURN AGAINST US. DO I LOOK STUPID OR WHAT?

DO YOU EVER SEE ME SPEAKING WITH A -FORKED TONGUE?

I AM NOT SURPRISED! IF I WAS TO THINK LIKE THAT, AND TRUST ME, I EASILY COULD, I WOULD BE WORSE THAN THE SCUM THAT FLOWS IN THE SEPTIC SEWER.

TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY: BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH AND US LIVED FOR THE LOVE OF THE PEOPLE. I WILL REMIND YOU OF WHAT HE SAID;-

IF MY LIFE IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE, THEN I DON’T WANT IT”.

BABYLON HATES WHEN WE TALK LIKE THAT, BECAUSE IT SHOWS THEM THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CONTROL US, AND SO THEY DECIDED TO GET RID OF BOB MARLEY, AND PETER, AND JUNIOR, AND THE LIST GOES ON.

BOB MARLEY, LIKE ALL OF US FROM THOSE DAYS, SPEAK THE TRUTHS FEARLESSLY.

SO, AS I REFLECT ON JUNIOR AND THE OTHERS TODAY, AND EVERYDAY THAT WE HAD SPENT TOGETHER, I KNOW THAT JAH LIVES. I KNOW THAT TIME WILL TELL. I KNOW THAT THE EVIL ONES MUST BE DESTROYED.

THEIR SPIRITS FOLLOW ME, AND AS I FEEL THEM SPIRIT, OUR WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE HISTORY- STAND!

A THOUSAND YEARS IN JAH SIGHT IS BUT AN EVENING GONE.

RESTS , MY BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS, REST.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

REGGAE JAMAICA-THE TRUTHS I HAVE SHARED WITH THE PEOPLE- THERE ARE STILL THOSE WHO ARE BENT ON DOING AWAY WITH THE TRENCH TOWN HISTORY AND ITS FOUNDATION PEOPLE. THESE ARE THE SAME ONES WHOM BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH SANG ABOUT- ” CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF TRENCH TOWN?”I, RAS CARDO WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE WORLD KNOWS OUR TRUE REGGAE HISTORY. I WILL REMIND THE WORLD OF WHAT BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH STOOD FOR-, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL POOR PEOPLES.REGGAE LIVES! TRENCH TOWN REGGAE WILL RISE!I CREATED IT! I AM, RAS CARDO!

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION- REGGAE HISTORY

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND WITH TRUTH. NO APOLOGIES.

CAVEAT: IF YOU ARE FOR TRUTH, READ ON. THOSE WHO HATE TRUTH NEED NOT READ ANY FURTHER. LOVERS OF TRUTH MUST SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS.

I HAVE BEEN THE ONLY ONE TO DATE, OVER ALL THESE YEARS TO SHOW THE WORLD- WHAT GOOD PEOPLE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN.

BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH NEVER LIED NOR DECEIVED THE PEOPLE. THEY SPOKE THE TRUTH, AND FOR THAT, THEY LOST THEIR LIVES.

THEY BECAME MARTYRS OF THE MUSIC BECAUSE THEY DARE TO SING AND TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT WHERE THEY CAME FROM, AND WHAT THE SYSTEM IN JAMAICA WAS DOING TO ALL OF US IN TRENCH TOWN AND OTHER JAMAICAN GHETTOES.

TO THIS DAY, YOU WILL NOT HEAR THE SYSTEM PLAY CERTAIN MUSIC FROM REGGAE’S EARLY DAYS AS SUNG BY THESE BRETHRENS.

BOB, PETER AND OTHERS TOLD THE WORLD WHAT SUFFERINGS THE POOR PEOPLE WERE HAVING IN THE GHETTOES OF JAMAICA, AND HOW THE SYSTEM OSTRACIZED US.

BECAUSE THEY SPOKE THE TRUTH, THEIR LIVES WERE CONSTANTLY THREATENED.

THE SYSTEM DOES NOT WANT THE MESSENGERS OF TRUTH TO REVEAL THE TRUTHS TO THE PEOPLE. WE ALL KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM OPERATES.

WE SANG- MAN TO MAN IS SO UNJUST-SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD- BABYLON SYSTEM IS THE VAMPIRE- HYPOCRITES- WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT THEY WANTED US TO BE-CONFRONTATIONS- NATURAL MYSTIC-CONCRETE JUNGLE- WICKED BABYLON- AND YES- ONE LOVE! SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY.

WE ALL KNEW WHAT WE WERE UP AGAINST, BUT THE SOCIETY IN WHICH WE EXISTED WANTED TO GET RID OF US.

CAN YOU IMAGINE JUST HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS FOR US TO MAKE MUSIC KNOWING THAT OUR LIVES WERE CONSTANTLY IN JEOPARDY.

YET THE WORLD BELIEVED THAT JAMAICA WAS A FREE COUNTRY. WE ASKED- FREE FOR WHO, AND TO DO WHAT? THOSE IN THE STATUS QUO AND ELITE RULED.

IN SPITE OF ALL OUR STRUGGLES, WE HELD A LOVE FOR JAMAICA AND OUR JAMAICAN PEOPLE AGAINST ALL ODDS.

LONG STORY SHORT- WE DID WHAT WE COULD FOR THE PEOPLE- SOME SURVIVED- OTHERS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US.

IT WOULD TAKE ME SEVERAL DAYS TO LIST THE LOSS OF LIVES OF THE MANY YOUNG AND TALENTED PEOPLE WE KNEW TO VIOLENCE. DID NOT BOB MARLEY PUT THIS IN SONG? DID HE NOT TELL YOU THE TRUTH? DID HE NOT SING- ” TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH?’

I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN WHO WITH THE TRENCH TOWN BRETHRENS AND PEOPLE CREATED REGGAE IN MY 1962 TRENCH TOWN BACKYARD.

LET ME PUT THE WORLD ON NOTICE: WE KNEW THAT THIS DAY WOULD COME WHEN THE SYSTEM WOULD TRY TO -KILL REGGAE- AND WIPE OUT THE TRUE HISTORY TO REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE.

I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT- THE TECHNOTYRANNICAL PENETRATION- OF CORPORATE BULLIES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SEE MY-   (c) 1995- TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY RASTA PROPHECY- R.A.S.P.E.C.T1.- BABYLONS GENOCIDAL PLANS TO DESTROY SOCIETY.

THE SYSTEM TRIED TO WIPE OUT RASTAFARI AND OUR AFRICAN HISTORY WHICH IS NOT TAUGHT IN OUR BABYLONIAN SCHOOLS.

WE SING- “EVERYTIME WE PLANT A SEED, THE SYSTEM KILLS IT BEFORE IT CAN GROW”.

NOW IN 2016 WE SEE THE ESTABLISHMENT FIGHTING AGAINST ITSELF. BABYLON IS FALLING. THE HEATHEN BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL.

THE SYSTEM IS TRYING TO KILL REGGAE- AND TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR ALL THOSE POOR YOUTHS TO MAKE A LIVING THEREFROM.

THE INDUSTRY IS TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND THOSE WHO DEPEND ON REGGAE TO MAKE A LIVING- WILL NOT SURVIVE.

UNFORTUNATELY, JAMAICAN ARTISTS DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES, LIKE WHAT THE RAP AND HIP HOP ARTISTS IN THE USA HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE CORPORATE CULTURES/VULTURES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. 

MANY RAP AND HIP -HOP ARTISTS IN THE USA HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO HAVE CREATIVE CONTROL OVER THEIR MUSIC- WITH DIFFICULTY.

MORE TRUTH: IN MARCH OF 1998- I, RAS CARDO, PERSONALLY MET WITH THE JAMAICAN GLEANER REPORTER-CLAUDE MILLS. I SHOWED HIM MY LEGAL, ORIGINAL COPYRIGHTED CERTIFICATE FOR REGGAE- FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HE LATER PUBLISHED IN SAID PAPER THAT HE WAS A WITNESS TO THE TRUTH. THIS APPEARED ON PAGE 10E- THE SUNDAY GLEANER MARCH 8TH 1998.- “I COINED REGGAE”–SCOTT. CEMENTING HIS CLAIM.

LET THE RECORDS REFLECT MANY TRUTHS I HAVE SHARED WITH THE NEWS MEDIA ON THE ISLAND, AND ONLINE.

EVERYTHING I HAVE SHARED WITH THE WORLD HAVE BEEN THE TRUTH. WHO WOULD DARE TO CHALLENGE?

 WE KNOW, THAT CLANDESTINE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN IN PLACE TO ERASE THE NAMES AND TRUTHS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE IN TRENCH TOWN WITH US DURING THE HISTORY OF REGGAE CREATION.

LISTEN CAREFULLY AND NOTE THIS TRUTH:

THESE EVIL AND WICKED FOLKS WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO NOW BELIEVE THAT REGGAE NEVER EXISTED, THAT IT NEVER CAME INTO BEING, AND IF IT DID, THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. 

THESE FOLKS ARE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO SAY THAT THEY OWN REGGAE- AND THAT REGGAE DID NOT BEGIN IN TRENCH TOWN. THEY ARE TRYING TO DECEIVE THE WORLD AND TO SHIFT REGGAE ROOTS.

YET, THESE ARE THE SAME FOLKS WHO HAVE REAPED THE FRUITS FROM IT OVER THE YEARS, AND ARE TRYING TO KILL THE PEOPLE WHO SING IT.

I, RAS CARDO WHO CREATED THIS GENRE SAY- REGGAE CANNOT BE BRANDED. YOU CANNOT PUT A BRAND NAME ON MY REGGAE SO THAT YOU CAN SELL IT TO THE PEOPLE. YOU CANNOT KILL REGGAE!

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN BE A MOST MURDEROUS INDUSTRY. I HAVE TONS OF TRUTH ON THAT. BOB AND ALL OF US HAD DISCUSSED THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

I WILL SAY THIS: THE STRONGEST IDEOLOGICAL BARRIER TO AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MUSIC AND FILM IS NOW SEEN AND FEARED AS- REGGAE.

IN EARLIER DAYS IT WAS ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM. BEWARE THE FOCUS. KEEP YOUR EYES ON BRAZIL. KEEP YOUR EYES ON JAMAICA, AND OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE ROOTS MUSIC. KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE WHO ARE SELLING OUT REGGAE WHILE THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE ARE STILL SUFFERING.

EUROPE AND ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA, ARE SEEN AS THE BIGGEST GROWTH AREAS FOR MUSIC, AND REGGAE HAS PENETRATED THOSE AREAS ON ITS OWN POWER.

LISTEN CAREFULLY ALL YOU ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TALENTED YOUTHS:

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ARE- THE TECHNOLOGIES OF PENETRATION- IN THE CORPORATE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

IF YOU FAIL TO GAIN THE VITAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY, YOU WILL BE SWALLOWED UP ALIVE. THE CORPORATE VULTURES WILL EAT YOU ALIVE!

TRADITIONAL- ROOTS MUSIC- OF ALL CULTURES- FACE DEMISE IN THIS BULLISH CORPORATE, MURDEROUS MUSIC CULTURE.

I WILL NOT DETAIL MY TRUTHS HERE, BUT IT IS WRITTEN IN MANY OF MY WORKS ON THE SUBJECT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN .

THE VULTURES FOLLOW ME AROUND LIKE PARASITES, ALWAYS SEEKING SOMETHING TO STEAL, DEVOUR AND KILL.

SO, TO ALL REGGAE MASSIVES, ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND ASPIRING YOUTHS- READ AND WISE UP. YOUR MUSIC WILL BE STOLEN AND CHANGED INTO SOMETHING ELSE UNDER WHICH YOU HAVE NO CONTROL, AND THERE WILL BE NO BABYLONIAN LAWS TO PROTECT YOU.

THE LATE GREAT ARTIST- PRINCE- SAW THIS DAY COMING- AND DID NOT TRUST ANYONE WITH HIS CREATIVE WORKS. HIS SAD, AND SUDDEN PASSING IS A REVELATION AS TO HIS GENIUS, AND FEARLESS, WAYS TO PROTECTING HIS CREATIVITY. HE CHALLENGED WARNER BROS. AND WON.

DO YOU HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER YOUR CREATIVE TALENTS?

LET THE WORLD KNOW THIS TRUTH:

REGGAE , THE NAME, THE HISTORY, THE EDUCATION, AND ALL THINGS APPERTAINING THERETO, ARE MY COPYRIGHTS. THE DETAILS IN THE LEGACY OF THE HISTORY IS IN MY KEEP. IT DOES NOT BELONG TO THE JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT OR TO ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT OR ENTITY. THIS WAS NOT GIVEN TO BOB MARLEY.CHRIS BLACKWELL, NOR ANY PRODUCER HAS ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF MY WORKS, NOR DOES THE MARLEY FAMILY.

I WILL HAVE LEGAL STANDING AGAINST ANYONE OR ENTITY WHO CHOOSE TO CONTEST  OR TO ABROGATE MY RIGHTS.

I AM, RAS CARDO. REGGAE CREATOR FROM TRENCH TOWN JAMAICA.

(C) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

 

Yes! so many people have asked me about- Bob Marley over the years with either good or bad intentions. So many lies have been written about us and- TRENCH TOWN-Now there are several nefarious and pernicious plans by some who are calling for the demise of reggae. I AM NOT SURPRISED. THE TRUTH STANDS ON ITS OWN. I AM HERE TO DO THAT AND MORE.I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN WHO CREATED THIS NAME AND GENRE.R.E.G.G.A.E IS: REDEFINING GHETTO GENIUS ANYWHERE/EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME/EVERYTIME. YOU CANNOT-BRAND-IT! IT IS NOT FOR SALE! I AM RAS CARDO!

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION, REVELATION, AND WORLD PROPHECY.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE OR MALICE- THE TRUTH- WITH NO APOLOGIES.

LET THE RECORDS REFLECT THE FOLLOWING TRUTHS:

ANY ATTEMPTS BY THE VULTURES IN AND OUT OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TO MISLEAD THE WORLD INTO BELIEVING THAT- BOB MARLEY- WAS NOT ONE OF US, AND WAS NOT LOVED AND CARED FOR , TRUSTED, GUIDED, AND PROTECTED BY US, WILL BE AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY, AS A MOST DISPARAGING AND EGREGIOUS LIE, AND WILL NEVER STAND! I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

THEY ARE TRYING TO ERASE OUR NAMES FROM THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE BOOK OF LIFE- TO DECEIVE THE WORLD.

YOU CANNOT- BRAND- REGGAE! YOU CANNOT COMMODITIZE IT! IT IS NOT FOR SALE!

THEY WRITE AND SPEAK ABOUT JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE IN WAYS SO DEMEANING, AND CONDESCENDING THAT OTHERS HAVE COME TO BELIEVE THAT HE WAS NOT A MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN OUR CIRCLES- YET JUNIOR AND I HAD THE BEST VOICES OF ANY IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

I HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO REVEAL CERTAIN THINGS RELATING TO THE ONGOING CASE. JUSTICE MUST BE GIVEN TO JUNIOR AND TO THE FAMILY HE LEFT BEHIND.

JUNIOR WAS DECEIVED AND BETRAYED BY THOSE WHOM HE TRUSTED, AND WHO  DECIDED THAT HE MUST BE TAKEN OUT OF THE PICTURE. WE ARE AWARE OF THE MOLES WHO MOVE AROUND US.

I HAVE WRITTEN-WE WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING BOB OFF THE GROUND WITH HIS MUSIC. I HAVE THE NAMES OF EVERYONE INVOLVED, AND WOULD DARE ANYONE TO CHALLENGE ME.

FOR ALL THE WORK THAT JOE HIGGS ET AL,  DID FOR BOB MARLEY, AND WHAT HE SHARED WITH OTHERS WHO WERE LIKE PARASITES AROUND HIM CRAVING FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION, JOE DIED – A MAN WAITING FOR HIS REWARD- HE SANG- THERE’S A REWARD FOR ME- A SONG I KNEW WHEN HE FIRST WROTE AND WE SHARED IN ITS REHEARSALS.

THOSE WHO THINK THAT THEY CAN HIDE BEHIND THE NAME OF BOB MARLEY, HIS FAMILY AND SUPPORTERS TO BLATANTLY DECEIVE THE WORLD , AND TO IGNORE AND IMPOVERISHED THE REST OF THOSE WHO BUILT THIS REGGAE FOUNDATION FROM TRENCH TOWN, BETTER THINK AGAIN. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!

WHEN BOB MARLEY SANG- ” WE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN”- WHO DO YOU THINK HE WAS TALKING ABOUT?

ARE YOU SAYING THAT HE WAS A LIAR?   YOU HYPOCRITES AND STIFF-NECKED FOOLS!

THIS IS THE AGE AND TIME WHEN INFORMATION RUNS THE WORLD, AND THE TRUTHFUL INFORMATION AND REVELATIONS WILL BRING THE REVOLUTION WE HAD PREDICTED WOULD STAND AGAINST THOSE IN BABYLON WHOSE AIMS ARE TO DESTROY US.

MY REGGAE IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF WORLD CHANGES. IT IS LARGER THAN LIFE, FUELED AND POWERED BY THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ALL CREATION.

JAH HAS ANOINTED AND APPOINTED ME TO DO ALL THIS FOR THE PEOPLE.

THE ENEMIES CAN TRY ALL THEY WANT, BUT THEY CAN NEVER CHANGE THE HISTORY, AND IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT THEY DO, THAT WILL NOT CHANGE A DAMN THING OF TRUTH.

BUT, THE NAMES AND THE HISTORY I HAVE READS LIKE THOSE IN THE BOOK OF- GENESIS. READS BETTER THAN ANY CENSUS OF THE US AND WORLD COUNTRIES COMBINED. 

THE NOMENCLATURE IS DETAILED AND PROFOUND. EACH AND EVERYONE ACCOUNTED FOR. THE PEOPLE MUST BE REWARDED IN THE LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE.

WE DID SING- ” MAN TO MAN IS SO UNJUST, YOU DON’T KNOW WHO TO TRUST”. WE, IN TRENCH  TOWN KNEW THE TRUTH. THAT HAS BEEN SOME YEARS AGO , BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT US, THE TRUTH HAS ALWAYS RISEN TO THE TOP.

SO MANY LIES AND DISTORTIONS TO OUR HISTORY HAVE CAUSED SO MUCH CONFUSION IN THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO SEEK THE TRUTH.

YOU HAVE COLLEGE PROFESSORS AND OTHERS TODAY TRYING TO TEACH OUR REGGAE HISTORY, BY TOTALLY MIS-EDUCATING, AND MISLEADING THEIR STUDENTS AS TO THE LYRICS WE USE IN OUR SONGS.

SO, WHAT IS IT THAT THEY ARE TEACHING, WHEN THEY DO NOT HAVE THE TRUTH?

I CAN TELL YOU WHAT EVERY  SONG THAT THE TRENCH TOWN LEGENDS SANG MEANS, AND THE CONTEXT THAT MADE  THEM POSSIBLE.

YOU HAVE SOME CALLING FOR THE -DEMISE- OF REGGAE WHILE OTHERS ARE TRYING TO CHANGE IT INTO SOMETHING ELSE ON WHICH THEY CAN BEGIN A NEW FEAST.

SOME SAID THAT HE TOLD THEM HIS NAME WAS- “VESTA”, NOT  NESTA.

SOME SAID THAT HE AND PETER BECAME ADVERSARIES, AND HATED EACH OTHER.

SOME SAID THAT HE WAS ADVOCATING VIOLENCE WHEN HE SANG-” I SHOT THE SHERIFF”, AND THAT IT WAS A SONG OF PROTEST. THIS WAS A MOST DIVISIVE MOVE.

SOME SAID HE WAS FOR ONE POLITICAL PARTY AND NOT THE OTHER WHEN HE TRIED TO SHOW THE PEOPLE LOVE IN UNITING- SEAGA AND MANLEY ON STAGE.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE I COULD STATE, BUT I KNOW THAT THESE ARE ALL LIES WRITTEN AND TOLD AGAINST ONE OF THE MOST LOVED AND TRUSTED HUMAN BEING THAT I WILL EVER KNOW AND HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO IMPACT HIS LIFE AND MUSIC IN MANY WAYS.

HE WAS MY BRETHREN WHOM I MENTORED, CARED FOR, AND REASONED WITH FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE HIS UNTIMELY PASSING. MY PARENTS TOOK HIM UNDER THEIR WINGS, BUT WE WERE NOT THE ONLY ONES.

WHENEVER I SPEAK OF BOB, I ALSO SPEAK OF PETER, JUNIOR, JOE, MY PARENTS AND SO MANY MORE WHICH I COULD MENTION HERE.

SO MANY HAVE ATTEMPTED TO WRITE ABOUT OUR HISTORY- I CAN RECALL A FAIR EFFORT BEING MADE BY WRITER- DERMOTT HUSSEY IN 1984- THE WAILERS- Compiled by Trevor Wyatt.

HE WROTE-”  this musical communion ordained in a steamy tiny kitchen on Third Street in Trench Town”.

TRUE!

THIS KITCHEN WAS IN MY BACKYARD.

HE WENT ON TO WRITE:- ” A YOUTH NAMED- TADO- WHO HAD THE BEST VOICE OF ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN THE NATURAL LEAD, BUT HIS PARENTS INSISTED THAT HE STUDY TO BE A DOCTOR”. 

TODAY, I AM SURE HE REALIZED THAT THE -TADO- WAS ACTUALLY -CARDO.

THERE WAS NO ONE BY THAT NAME, BUT SOMEONE TOLD HIM ABOUT- CARDO- WHICH LATER ENDED UP BEING TADO.

I AM SURE THAT AT THE TIME HE KNEW NOT THAT HE WAS WRITING ABOUT ME.

IT HAS BECOME SO EASY FOR THOSE WHO ATTEMPT TO WRITE ABOUT US TO MISCONSTRUE THE SPELLINGS AND PRONOUNCIATIONS OF OUR NAMES.

YOU HEAR AND SEE- NESTA- BEING WRITTEN AND CALLED -VESTA.

YOU HEAR AND SEE- CARDO- BEING WRITTEN AND CALLED- TADO.

YOU WILL EVEN SEE SOME ON VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES LYING ABOUT THINGS THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT- ” I SEE THE NAIL PRINTS IN HAILE SELASSIE HANDS”- AT WHAT DISTANCE?

SO MANY HAD WANTED BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH AND ALL OF US TO FAIL IN OUR-IMPOVERISHED EFFORTS TO USE THE MUSIC TO EXTRICATE OURSELVES FROM THE GHETTO- THAT I WILL NOT HAVE TIME TO TELL YOU.

WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT -THEY- WANTED US TO BE. DID WE NOT HAVE BOB MARLEY TOLD YOU THAT?

MY BELOVED BRETHRENS MAY BE GONE, BUT SOME OF US ARE STILL HERE WITH THE TRUTH. TRENCH TOWN REGGAE LIVES!

AND, FOR THOSE OF US WHO MAY HAVE CHANGED TO THE SIDES OF THE ENEMY, THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

FOR THOSE WHO NOW FEEL THAT OUR WORK IS DONE-HAPPY RETIREMENT!

FOR THOSE WHO THINK THAT THEY CAN ERASE A LIFETIME OF WORK AND SUFFERING BY BECOMING JUDASES- MAY JAH HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS.

FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE TO SPEAK TO THE CAUSE OF THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL SUFFERING TODAY- TIME WILL TELL.

NOT ONE STONE, AND NAME OF THOSE WHO BUILT THIS FOUNDATION WILL BE LEFT UN-TURNED OR UNSUNG.

I AM, RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN WHO CREATED THIS LEGACY FOR THE PEOPLE. JAH WORK MUST BE DONE.

(c) RAS CARDO REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

REGGAE JAMAICA-AND THE NEW REPUBLIC? I DO NOT MEDDLE INTO POLYTRICKS. MY REGGAE HAD GIVEN JAMAICA A NEW IDENTITY AND DIGNITY IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD. SO I ASK,-WHAT WILL BECOMING A REPUBLIC DO FOR THE POOR PEOPLE? JAH PROPHECY FULFILLING!

EXCERPT (c)   2006- REGGAE JAMAICA, THE WAILING OF THE PEOPLE- RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE- WITH NO APOLOGIES FOR THE TRUTH.

ON PAGE 265 OF MY BOOK, I WROTE:-REGGAE HAD THUS PREVENTED JAMAICA FROM PLUNGING INTO A RACIALLY MOTIVATED, RACIALLY CONTROLLING, RACIALLY DECADENT SOCIETY.

THIS TRUTH, EVEN THE MOST CYNICAL IS COMPELLED TO ADMIT.

WE CHOSE REGGAE AND RASTAFARI TO DEFINE WHO WE WERE. NOW WE SEE WHERE REGGAE MUSIC IS WHAT DEFINES JAMAICA.

REGGAE HAS GIVEN JAMAICA A NEW INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY, AND WE IN TRENCH TOWN MADE  THIS POSSIBLE.

NOW, WHO IS THERE THAT WANT TO DENY THAT TRUTH?

IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME POOR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR JAMAICA TO MOVE ITSELF FROM UNDER THE OPPRESSIVE SLAVERY SYSTEM OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY.

BUT , FOR SOME IN JAMAICA, SLAVERY CONTINUES, AND THEY ENJOY HAVING IT THAT WAY. SOME IN THE HALLS OF “JUSTICE”, STILL WEARS THE WIGS SEEN BY BRITISH LAWYERS AND JUDGES.

WHAT A DAMN SHAME, FOR EVEN THE BLACK MAN/WOMAN, AS A JAMAICAN ATTORNEY AT LAW, IN A VERY HOT CLIMATE, CONTINUE TO SUBJECT HIMSELF/HERSELF TO SUCH STUPID ATTIRE.

HOWEVER, SOME ARE WISE ENOUGH NOT TO BE SEEN PUBLICLY AS A BRITISH PUPPET.

FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS REGGAE AND THE RASTAMAN HAS SPOKEN ABOUT THIS SUBJUGATION UNDER THE COLONIAL SLAVE RULES, AND NOW IT SEEMS AS IF SOME HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

NAMING JAMAICA  AS A -REPUBLIC- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

THE WORD -REPUBLIC IS A POLITICAL ONE- MEANING:

FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN WHICH THE PEOPLE, OR THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS POSSESS THE SUPREME POWER.

WILL THE MAJORITY WHO ARE POOR PEOPLE TRULY BELIEVE THAT?

THOSE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED MY WRITINGS OVER THE YEARS WILL REMEMBER THAT I SAID- LET THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE BE THE SUPREME LAW.- SALUS POPULI SUPREMA LEX.

THE REAL QUESTION NOW BECOMES- WHAT WILL BEING A REPUBLIC DO FOR JAMAICA, AND ESPECIALLY THE POOR PEOPLE?

FOR OVER THE YEARS JAMAICA HAS SHOWN THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT IT ALWAYS NEEDED HELP AND ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER PLACES, AND IS NOT CAPABLE OF TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN, ESPECIALLY IN FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.

CRIME AND DRUG RUNNINGS IN AND OUT OF THE ISLAND IS THE IMAGE MOST OF THE WORLD REMEMBERS UNTIL- MY REGGAE AND RASTAFARI MESSENGERS BEGAN TO WORK VERY HARD TO CHANGE THAT.

MY REGGAE HAS REDEFINED JAMAICA. THE WORLD HAS SEEN THE MESSAGES.

WE HAVE BEEN THE TRUE AMBASSADORS FOR JAMAICA-EX OFFICIO.

A CHANGE IN FORM , AND NOT IN SUBSTANCE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUR PEOPLE. THE  CRIME AND CORRUPTION MUST END!

MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE HAS DONE ITS WORK TO SET THE STAGE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE JAMAICA, RETURN TO ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE TO CALL HOME.

I, RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN WISHES JAMAICA ALL THAT IS GOOD AND PROSPEROUS, AND WILL REMIND THOSE WHO HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE, TO DO SO. ITS BEEN TOO LONG IN SLAVERY AND COLONIALISM.

I KNOW, THAT AS A JAMAICAN, WE ARE CAPABLE OF MAKING OUR OWN DECISIONS AND CHARTING OUR OWN COURSE IN THE WATERS OF LIFE, AND YES, 

GOOD CAN COME OUT OF TRENCH TOWN, AND OF JAMAICA.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

REGGAE TRUTH HISTORY.- JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, AND I, RAS CARDO, BEARS FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CREATION OF -BOB MARLEY AND HIS GROUP OF WAILERS- WE PASSED THE TORCH TO HIM ALONG WITH THE NAME WE HAD CREATED FOR OURSELVES. THIS GOT HIS MUSIC OFF THE GROUND. WE, THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS,GUIDED HIM, SINCE HE HAD NO CHOSEN NAME OF HIS OWN. WE ARE THE ORIGINAL REGGAE FOUNDATIONAL LEGENDS AND PIONEERS. THERE IS NO OTHER. THOSE WHO CAME AFTER, INHERITED FROM OUR INITIAL WORKS WITH BOB. THIS STANDS INFALLIBLE AND INEFFABLY TRUE. I AM RAS CARDO WHO CREATED THIS GENRE. THERE IS NO OTHER. WE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN. DID NOT BOB MARLEY TOLD YOU THAT?

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION HISTORICAL FOUNDATION- RAS CARDO REGGAE SPEAKS.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE;

WARNING!    WARNING! WARNING!

REMEMBERING THEM ALL- REMEMBERING JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE- ORIGINAL FOUNDATION WAILING WAILER, AND ALL THOSE GONE BEFORE.

I, RAS CARDO WILL NEVER FORGET THEM OR THEIR WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE. THE WORLD HAS A LOT TO LEARN FROM MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE CREATION.

REGGAE COVERS EVERY FACET OF HUMAN LIFE AND EXISTENCE. IT HAS TOLD YOU MANY THINGS. MODERN SLAVERY IS THE BLACK ECONOMY- THE TRIANGULAR TRADE ROUTE. MY REGGAE SPEAKS ABOUT ALL THAT, AND MORE.

LET THE CRITICS, ENEMIES, THE JUDASES, THE VAMPIRES, VULTURES, THIEVES, AND MURDERERS WHO HAVE DONE HARM TO OUR PEOPLE, OUR MESSENGERS AND OUR REGGAE MUSIC AND PROPHETS KNOW THIS:

THOSE WHO WOULD LOVE TO FORGET ABOUT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR THIS MUSIC FROM ITS BIRTH IN MY BACKYARD IN TRENCH TOWN, AND WOULD AIM TO DECEIVE THE WORLD IN OUR HISTORY, THEY WILL NEVER SUCCEED.

OVER THE YEARS I HAVE MADE KNOWN IN TRUTH TO THE WORLD THOSE OF US WHO SHOULD BE SUNG, BUT  ARE STILL REMAINING UNSUNG.

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, BE IT IN JAMAICA, USA, UK, CANADA, OR ELSEWHERE DO NOT DICTATE TO US, AS TRENCH TOWN HISTORIANS, WHEN TO REVEAL CERTAIN TRUTHS.

REGGAE AND THE MUSIC OF RASTAFARI DO NOT LEND ITSELF TO SECULARISM.

NO GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITY, HAS OUR TRUE HISTORY AND LEGACY. IT IS VESTED IN -WE, THE PEOPLE.

THE MANY ATTEMPTS MADE BY SOME TO PLUNDER, STEAL AND KILL, HAVE SUFFERED CATASTROPHIC FAILURES OVER THE YEARS.

TRENCH TOWN REGGAE IS NOW 55 YEARS STRONG, WHILE SOME ARE CALLING FOR ITS DEMISE.

MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE LIVES FOR THE PEOPLE.

WITHOUT GOING INTO ANY DETAILS I WILL SAY THIS: JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND I, MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THERE TO HAVE BEEN- A BOB MARLEY WITH HIS WAILERS.

THERE WAS NO- BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS GROUP- IN TRENCH TOWN. WE DID NOT LIVE A LIFE OF DIVISION OR SEPARATION. WE WERE ONE PEOPLE, WITH- ONE LOVE FOR ALL.

BOB MARLEY WAS -ONE OF US, AND BECAUSE OF US, HE WAS ABLE TO PURSUE HIS DESIRES.

WE LOVED HIM AND PROTECTED HIM. HE LOVED AND LIVED FOR THE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE POOR.

THERE WAS NEVER A DIVISIVE SEPARATION, NOR INCLINATION, OR SUSPECT OF TRUST AMONGST US. THERE WAS NEVER A PLAN TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE FOOLISH TO ASK- WHATS IN A NAME? LET ME ASK- WHATS YOUR INTENT?

I WILL ASK YOU- WHY THE NAME -COCOA COLA, OR PEPSI, OR KFC, OR MCDONALDS?

I DO NOT CARE TO KNOW WHY THEY BRAND, NOR WHAT IS IN THEIR SECRET FORMULATIONS, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THIS-

REGGAE IS NOT A NAME FOR THE BRANDING OF PRODUCTS TO SELL AS COMMODITIES IN THE MARKET PLACE.

THE SONG-MELLOW MOOD- BY BOB MARLEY- IS NOT A SODA DRINK.

THOSE ONLINE SITES WHO LIKES TO ASSOCIATE MY REGGAE MESSAGES, PICTURES SONGS, ESSAYS AND OTHER WRITINGS IN THE SELLING OF ADDS- BEWARE! 

SO, I ASK- WHY THE NAME- BOB MARLEY, AND THE WAILERS?

IN THE INDUSTRY OF MUSIC- NAME -IS USED AS A LABELING TOOL TO TURN PEOPLE INTO COMMODITIES FOR SALE, TO TURN PEOPLE INTO PRODUCTS FOR THE MARKET PLACE.

THIS STRATEGY IS CALLED- BRANDING- FOR SALE.

I AM SURE YOU ALL GET THE POINT I AM MAKING.

WITH THE BLESSINGS AND LOVE WHICH DWELLS WITHIN US- BOB MARLEY WAS ABLE TO MOVE ALONG WITH HIS WISHES, BUT JUNIOR AND I HAVE NEVER LEFT HIM.WE SHARED THE SAME LOVE FOR PETER TOSH, AND NEVER WAS THERE ANY HATRED OR ANIMOSITY BETWEEN US ALL.

THE MEDIA, ESPECIALLY THE BRITISH MEDIA LIED TO THE WORLD AND TOLD PEOPLE THE MANY FALSEHOODS WHICH CLOUD OUR TRUE HISTORY TO THIS DAY.

HOWEVER, THE PEOPLE HAVE NOW SEEN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH IN MY WORKS.

THE ENEMIES HAVE MADE SURE THAT HE WOULD NOT BE AROUND TODAY TO SPEAK HIS TRUTHS, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY WOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS.

I CAN SPEAK FOR THEM, FOR THEY CONFIDED IN I AND I.

WHEN I SPEAK, I DO SO FOR ALL OF US, OF ONE MIND. THESE ARE LIFELONG BRETHRENS WHO LOVE JAH PEOPLE.

I HAVE SAID THIS MANY TIMES IN MY WORKS TO THE PEOPLE:

MY REGGAE ASKS QUESTIONS IN THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. IT IS THE ONLY GENRE OF MUSIC WHICH DOES THAT, AND THOSE WHO FEAR THE REVELATIONS TARGETS THE MESSENGERS WITH THE INTENT OF GETTING RID OF THEM.

I AM RAS CARDO REGGAE CREATOR, HONORING THE FOUNDATIONAL LEGENDS OF REGGAE.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

REGGAE IS ALIVE! THERE WILL BE NO REGGAE REQUIEM! REGGAE IS NEVER ON LIFE SUPPORT! THE ENEMIES CANNOT PULL THE PLUG ON REGGAE! MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE DID NOT SIGN A-DNR! WE KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME IN BABYLON SYSTEM.SUCH STIFF-NECKED FOOLS! RASTAFARI ARE NOT IDOL WORSHIPPERS!

EXCERPT (c) R.A.S.P.E.C.T 1, PREDICTED THIS DAY AND TIME.

WITHOUT PREJUDICE

RASTA AND REGGAE CULTURE IS NOT A CULTURE OF FEAR.

THERE IS A NEW DAY FOR REGGAE AND RASTAFARI. JAH WORD IS EVERLASTING.

DID NOT BOB MARLEY SING- ” EVERYTIME WE PLANT A SEED-THEY SAY, KILL THEM BEFORE THEY GROW.”

EVERY ARTICAL RASTAMAN KNOW THAT THIS DAY WOULD COME. THE RASTA PROPHETS TOLD THE WORLD ABOUT IT.

AFTER THE FEAST , NOW COMES THE FAMINE. THE BELLIES OF THE ENEMIES OF REGGAE ARE HUNGRY FOR MORE.

WHAT THEY CANNOT UNDERSTAND AND CONTROL, THEY DESTROY AND KILL.

WE KNEW, THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO MATERIALIZE THEIR WISHES.

THEY KILL THE PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS. THEY DESTROY OUR CULTURE. THEY RAPE AND STEAL WHAT THEY CAN. THEY EAT EVEN THE SPOILS FROM WHAT THEY HAD EATEN BEFORE.

NOW THEY TURN THEIR EYES ON THOSE WORSHIPERS WHO LIVE IN FEAR OF THEM, AND ARE MOST PRONE TO THEIR THREATS .

WHEN HAILE SELASSIE WAS KILLED BY MENGISTU AND HIS BOYS, THEY SHOUTED THAT RASTA-“GOD”, WAS DEAD.

THEY HAVE TRIED TO DESTROY REGGAE, THE RASTAMAN AND HIS MESSAGES OF TRUTH OVER THE YEARS, BUT TO NO AVAIL.

THEY NOW SEE WHERE THE YOUTHS-WHETHER IN FORM OR SUBSTANCE , HAS EMBRACED RASTAFARI.

REGGAE MUSIC IS NOW IN THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.

SOME TRY TO COMPARE THE MUSIC WITH THAT OF- AMERICAN IDOL- WHILE OTHERS WONDER WHY RASTA MUSIC IS NEVER GIVEN ANY RESPECT IN AMERICA.

THE BRITISH HAS INVADED AMERICA, JAMAICA AND OTHER PLACES, AND HAS SPREAD THEIR WINGS OVER THE YEARS.

WARNING! YOUTHS, DO NOT GIVE YOUR TALENTS AWAY. KNOW WHAT YOUR WORKS ARE WORTH IN THE MARKET PLACE. DO NOT BE DECEIVED. LINK UP!

POOR, BUT TALENTED JAMAICAN YOUTHS WILL NOT BE DECEIVED BY ANY INVASION FROM WITHOUT OR WITHIN. RASTA KNOW THE TRUTHS. RASTA GUIDES THE YOUTHS.

LET ME MAKE THIS EXPLICITLY CLEAR TO THE WORLD:

REGGAE MUSIC HAS NOTHING TO DO OR TO BE COMPARED WITH AMERICAN IDOL.

THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED TO SING IT ON THAT SHOW SHOULD KNOW WHY THEY FAILED TO MOVE AHEAD.

REGGAE DOES NOT EMBRACE ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT IS OF PAGAN OR IDOL WORSHIP IN NAME OR IN SUBSTANCE.

THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO CHANGE REGGAE INTO SOMETHING ELSE SO THAT THEY CAN USE IT IN PAGAN WORSHIP WILL NEVER SUCCEED.

I AND I PEOPLE HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG THIS TENDENCY OF BABYLON TO DECEIVE THE PEOPLE.

THEY DECEIVE, BY SPREADING VIRULENT, AND PANDEMIC RUMORS THAT ONE THING IS DEAD, AND -UP COMES ANOTHER. JUST LIKE THE DAWN THAT ENDS THE NIGHT.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SYRIA, THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, IN EUROPE, THE DISPLACED PEOPLES ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE ANGRY YOUTHS WHO SEEK RETRIBUTION, IS NO SURPRISE TO RASTAFARI.

MY REGGAE AND R.A.S.P.E.C.T1 TOLD YOU ALL THIS AND IN THE MESSAGES OF BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH WHOM I HAD MENTORED AS MY TRUSTED BRETHRENS IN TRENCH TOWN.

THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTHS WILL SEE NO REASON TO PANIC AND TO FEAR.

SO, TO ALL THE YOUTHS, MESSENGERS, ARTISTS MUSICIANS AND PLAYERS OF INSTRUMENTS, I , RAS CARDO REGGAE SAY: STAND STRONG AND TROD SAFELY IN BABYLON.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

LEGHORN COGHILE- REGGAE ICONIC – UNSUNG LEGEND FROM TRENCH TOWN- I, RAS CARDO, STAND AS A WITNESS TO HIS FOUNDATIONAL WORKS WITH BOB MARLEY. I HAVE THE DETAILS OF THE HISTORY. NO OTHER DOES. THE WORLD MUST KNOW THESE TRUTHS. LISTEN! BEFORE THERE WAS A- NEVILLE GARRICK- WALKING AROUND WITH BOB MARLEY, THERE WAS LEGHORN COGHILE AND MYSELF HELPING BOB TO GET HIS FOOTINGS. ANYONE WISHING TO CONTEST ME ON THE TRUTHS I REVEAL CAN DO SO IN OPEN PUBLIC FORUM FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE. THEY ARE TRYING TO ERASE AND DISCREDIT THE FOUNDATION PEOPLE OF TRENCH TOWN REGGAE. THEY WILL NEVER PREVAIL. I HAVE THE TRUTH. I CREATED THIS GENRE. I CHANGED A WORD WHICH CHANGED A CULTURE,-(STREGGAE TO REGGAE), AND THE ABUSE UPON OUR WOMEN. I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

 

Excerpt (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION HISTORY BY RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE- AND WITH TRUTH.

LET ALL THE WORLD KNOW THESE INCONTROVERTIBLE REGGAE TRUTHS:

LET MY REGGAE TRUTH RECORDS REFLECT, AS I DECLARE THESE TRUTHS.

CAVEAT; EVERYTHING WRITTEN HERE IS TRUE. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. DO NOT STEAL. DO NOT FABRICATE OR TWIST. DO NOT CALL THIS YOUR OWN. IT IS THE ORIGINAL WORKS OF I, RAS CARDO -REGGAE CREATOR FROM TRENCH TOWN. IT IS UNDER MY SOLE COPYRIGHTS- (c)-  REGGAE EDUCATION.

HOWEVER- YOU MAY SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS.

BEFORE BOB MARLEY CAME INTO TRENCH TOWN WE WERE THERE.

BOB MARLEY TOLD YOU IN SONG THAT-“WE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN,” ONLY AFTER HE BECAME -ONE OF US.

WHEN BOB MARLEY TOLD YOU THAT TRUTH HE WAS NOT LYING, BUT THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD WANT TO SAY THAT HE WAS BY TWISTING WORDS TO DECEIVE PEOPLE IN THE HISTORY.

I, RAS CARDO AM HERE TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THESE REGGAE IMPOSTERS AND VULTURES, DO NOT FABRICATE, AND PREVARICATE OUR RICH REGGAE HISTORY.

IN MY PRECEDENT SETTING BOOK-  (c) 1993- A REGGAE EDUCATION- I TOLD THE WORLD ABOUT SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING- LEGHORN COGHILE .

ON PAGE-52, PARAGRAPH 18- LEGHORN COGHILE AND FAMILY. HE WAS A STUDENT AT ST. GEORGES COLLEGE.HE WAS IN CHARGE OF BOB MARLEY’S FIRST RECORD SHOP ALONG BEESTON STREET IN KINGSTON.HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MUCH OF BOB MARLEY’S SUCCESS IN GETTING THINGS GOING. HE WROTE THE LYRICS TO THE SONG- THEM BELLY FULL-. WE HELPED TO PROTECT BOB.

LEGHORN WAS A MOST CREATIVE AND MULTI-TALENTED PERSON. HE WAS A GENIUS AT MANY THINGS. BOB BENEFITED FROM HIS EXPERTISE. WE ATTENDED THE SAME SCHOOL, AND LIVED IN THE SAME PLACE.

LISTEN!  LONG BEFORE THERE WAS A- NEVILLE GARRICK- AROUND BOB MARLEY THERE WAS- LEGHORN COGHILE.

THOSE WHO CAME AFTER US INHERITED FROM OUR FOUNDATIONAL WORKS WITH BOB. WE SET THE STAGE FOR THEM TO DANCE ON. WHO CAN DENY?

THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS IN OUR TRENCH TOWN HISTORY WHICH I HAVE NOT DISCLOSED TO THE WORLD FOR REASONS WHICH SECURE THIS LEGACY. I WILL ALSO SAY THIS:

LEGHORN WAS THE FIRST-PR- PERSON, SPOKES PERSON, GRAPHIC ARTS PERSON, LIASON WITH THE BUSINESS WORLD,THE “GO-TO-” INDIVIDUAL PERSON FOR BOB, AND YES- HE WROTE THE LYRICS TO THE SONG- THEM BELLY FULL.

FOR THOSE WHO MAY ASK- HOW DO I SWEAR BY ALL THIS TRUTH- FOR ME IT IS EASY- I WAS THERE AS  AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT AND WITNESS TO ALL THIS. THE WORLD WOULD NEVER KNOW THIS HAD I NOT REVEALED IT.

FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE TO TALK AND LIE ABOUT WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT US, I HAVE CHALLENGED THEM OVER THE YEARS, AND TO DATE NONE HAS COME FORWARD AND TRY TO CONTEST ME.

WHEN JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND I GAVE THE -WAILING WAILERS- GIFT TO BOB. IT WAS DONE OUT OF LOVE AND TRUST. BOB DID NOT HAVE A NAME FOR HIS GROUP.

THE REGGAE LEGACY WAS NEVER GIVEN AWAY. IT IS SECURE. FORT KNOX COULD NOT BE SAFER.

DID NOT PETER TOSH-ASKED YOU- “WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO FIND?” SO BECAUSE HE SPOKE THOSE TRUTHS, YOU KILLED HIM.

PETER TOLD YOU TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA BECAUSE HE KNEW OF ITS MEDICINAL GOOD- BUT YOU KILLED HIM, AND NOW YOU ARE LEGALIZING IT.

OH WICKED BABYLON- IT IS WRITTEN- THEREFORE THIS GENERATION WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BLOOD OF ALL THE PROPHETS THAT HAS BEEN SHED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD.

JUNIOR AND I WERE – THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS. NOTE THE DISTINCTION. THIS HAS NEVER CHANGED. ORIGINAL MEANS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS- ORIGINAL.

NOW- FOR ALL THE WORKS THAT LEGHORN HAS DONE SINCE THE BIRTH OF THIS MUSIC, AND THE DECEPTIVE WAYS IN AND BY WHICH THE LEGAL RIGHTS TO HIS SONG WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM HIM IN A SO-CALLED COURT OF LAW-BY LIARS, CORRUPT LAWYERS AND PERJURORS, WHO IS THERE THAT CAN SAY, LEGHORN MUST NOT BE RIGHTLY COMPENSATED FOR HIS WORKS?

BUT IT IS WRITTEN-WOE TO YOU EXPERTS IN THE LAW, YOU LOAD PEOPLE DOWN WITH BURDENS THEY CANNOT CARRY, AND YOU WILL NOT LIFT ONE FINGER TO HELP THEM.

THESE PROPHETS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US BECAUSE THEY SPOKE THE TRUTH.

HAD LEGHORN SOUGHT MY HELP DURING THOSE TIMES, I KNOW THE OUTCOMES WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT. 

WHAT WAS SWEET TO THEIR MOUTHS WILL BECOME BITTER TO THEIR BELLIES. THEY WILL ALL EAT THE BREAD OF SORROW.

I AM HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WORLD GETS  TO KNOW ALL THOSE WHO WERE THE BUILDERS OF THIS TRENCH TOWN REGGAE FOUNDATION.

THE WEAPON I WILL USE IS SIMPLE- THE TRUTH. I WAS THERE. I SPEAK AND WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE WHAT TRUTHS I REVEAL. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LYING DENIAL SELF TO YOURSELF.

I AM THE ONLY ONE FROM TRENCH TOWN WHO CAN GIVE THE WORLD THESE TRUTHS WITH DETAILED ACCURACY IN THE HISTORY, AUTHENTICITY, VERACITY,ACCOUNTABILITY, AND STAND INCONTROVERTIBLE.

MY CRITICS AND ENEMIES OF REGGAE KNOWS THIS. YOU CANNOT BUY ME OUT. I AM NOT FOR SALE.

FOR ALL THE PROFESSORS IN THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, ALL THE BOOKS ON MUSICOLOGY, ALL THE ENCYCLOPEDIAS, ALL THE HISTORY OF MUSIC AND CULTURES- WHAT I HAVE YOU WILL NOT FIND IN THEIR WORKS UNLESS THEY TOOK IT FROM ME.

BEFORE ANYONE ELSE BEGAN TO WALK AROUND WITH BOB MARLEY IN THE BUILDING OF HIS CAREER, WE WERE THERE, AND LEGHORN WAS ONE OF THE -FOOT SOLDIERS. LEGHORN WAS “THE EVERYTHING MAN” THAT BOB COULD DEPEND ON.

THE UNSUNG PEOPLE OF TRENCH TOWN REGGAE MUST BE KNOWN TO THE WORLD.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED AND USED MY BOOKS AND WORKS TO VERIFY AND AUTHENTICATE WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN, IT IS FOR THEM TO TELL THE WORLD THE TRUTHS I HAVE SHARED WITH THEM.

TO NAME A FEW: ROGER STEFFENS HAVE FOUND THOSE HE SOUGHT. AUTHORS- JOHN MASSOURI, CHRIS SALEWICZ, AND OTHERS HAVE FEEL IT NECESSARY TO QUOTE ME.

IT IS MY HOPE THAT THEY SHARE THIS TRUTH WITH THOSE WHOM THEY SEEK.

LEGHORN, LIKE SO MANY WHO DID SO MUCH, FOR THIS MUSIC OUT OF LOVE AND TRUST FOR HIS PEOPLE, I WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NAME WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

THIS IS WRITTEN OUT OF MUCH LOVE FOR YOU LEGHORN, AND FOR ALL THOSE WHOM I HAVE NOT YET MENTIONED.

ANYONE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THIS TRUTH SHOULD TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELF.

(c) I, RAS CARDO WRITE – A REGGAE EDUCATION- FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.