RAS CARDO HONORS-JOHNNY BLACK- REGGAE WARRIOR AND MESSENGER FOR HIS TIRELESS WORKS UPLIFTING OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE OVER THE YEARS. THE WORLD MUST KNOW ALL THOSE WHO HELPED TO MAKE REGGAE POSSIBLE WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES.

 

EXCERPT (c) RAS CARDO ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY OF REGGAE LEGENDS AND WARRIORS. A REGGAE EDUCATION.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

HONORING OUR OWN.

ISN’T IT IRONIC, THAT IN A TIME WHEN SO MANY ARE CALLING FOR THE DEATH OF REGGAE MUSIC- I RAS CARDO, AM TELLING THE WORLD THAT- REGGAE LIVES!

VIVAE REGGAE!

ANYONE CAN BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT, BUT THERE ARE THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH.

I WILL TELL THE WORLD THIS:-ROOTS REGGAE- WILL NEVER GO AWAY- AND THOSE WHOM I KNOW ARE TRYING TO CAUSE UNDUE HARDSHIPS AND SUFFERINGS ON THE YOUTHS WHO ARE POOR, WILL GET THEIR REWARDS.

IT IS CLEAR THAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN THE USA,  U.K, AND OTHER PLACES HAVE THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS TO TAKE WHAT THEY CAN FROM THE POOR BUT TALENTED YOUTHS IN JAMAICA WITHOUT GIVING THEM ANY COMPENSATION.

MOST OF US HAVE FAILED TO DILIGENTLY PROTECT AND GUARD OUR WORK PRODUCTS. WE HAVE BECOME TOO TRUSTING AND CARELESS WITH EVIL MEN ALL AROUND US. I AM PRIVY TO COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF CASES CITING OUR NEED FOR DUE DILIGENCE.

JOHNNY- I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN A MOST TIRELESS WARRIOR FOR OUR REGGAE ROOTS CAUSES. YOU ALSO KNOW THAT I DO NOT SPEAK FRIVOLOUSLY OR WITH A FORKED TONGUE.

I WILL CHALLENGE ANYONE TO TRY AND PROVE ME WRONG.

MY FOUNDATION IN REGGAE IS INCONTROVERTIBLE, MY MISSION IS ALWAYS FOR HELPING THE PEOPLE- POOR PEOPLE.

SO MANY TIMES THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT APPEAR ON A STAGE BEFORE A CROWD OF PEOPLE, BUT WHO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE THINGS POSSIBLE FOR OTHERS TO SUCCEED, GO UN-NOTICED.

OVER THE YEARS SINCE MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE BECAME KNOWN TO THE WORLD, AND ALL OF US FROM TRENCH TOWN HAS SEEN THE UPS AND DOWNS OF IT, WITH THE GREATER PART OF SUCCESS GOING TO THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW, NOR CARE TO HELP THE OTHERS- I HAVE PERSONALLY MADE IT MY DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE CREDIT AND RECOGNITION TO THOSE WE OFTEN CALL- UNSUNG HEROES.

WE DO NOT NEED- THE GRAMMYS, NOR ACADEMY AWARDS TO HONOR OUR PEOPLE.

WE DO NOT NEED TO SEEK THE HELP OR CONSULTATION OF OUTSIDERS TO SHOW US HOW TO THINK AND WHICH WAY TO GO.

OUR PEOPLE LAID THE FOUNDATIONS AND CORNERSTONES TO THE CIVILIZATION THE WORLD KNOWS TODAY.

OUR TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE FROM THOSE EARLY DAYS HAVE SHOWN ME SOMETHING THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM, MY PARENTS INCLUDED, MY SISTRENS AND BRETHRENS THE SAME.

WELL, REGGAE HAS ITS OVER SHARE OF UNSUNG PEOPLE WHICH I WOULD  NEVER HAVE THE TIME TO TELL; YOU ALL ABOUT.

I WILL NOT DISCLOSE THE DETAILS OF THE HISTORY AND LEGACY WHICH OTHERS HAVE TRIED DESPERATELY TO STEAL.

I WILL CONTINUE TO SHOW THE WORLD ALL THOSE, WHOM BY THEIR UNSELFISH ACTS, LOYALTY, HUMANITY, KINDNESS, AND COMPASSION TO THE MISSION THAT IS -REGGAE AS WE CREATED IT IN TRENCH -TOWN, HAVE WITHOUT QUESTION, OR BIAS DONE MUCH FOR THE MISSION OF REGGAE AND RASTAFARI.

THE LIST IS LONG, AND THERE ARE MORE TO COME, BUT NOW I MUST PAY MY PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO A MAN AND BRETHREN WHOM I HAVE TROD WITH OVER THE YEARS, AND HAVE REASONED WITH, ALONG WITH TRENCH TOWN BRETHRENS.

THAT BRETHREN IS:- MY ARTICAL BRETHREN- JOHNNY BLACK.

SINCE OUR TRODDINGS AND REASONINGS ,THERE HAS NEVER BEEN CAUSE TO QUESTION HIS SOLIDARITY, AND INDOMITABLE SPIRIT.

MAY JAH IN HIS LOVE AND GUIDANCE KEEP YOUR STEPS SAFE WITH HIS BLESSINGS AND PROTECTION.

MUCH THANKS TO THE I AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE CAUSE TO SHARE THEIR LOVE WITH YOU.

THE REGGAE LEGACY IS SAFE AND INTACT- NEVER TO BE STOLEN.

IT IS MY HOPE THAT THOSE WHO WILL READ THIS TRIBUTE WILL KNOW THAT THE LEGACY OF REGGAE IS MUCH ALIVE.

I MUST ALSO SHARE THIS CRUCIAL POINT, THAT COLLABORATION, NOT COMPETITION, IS THE KEY TO THE NEXT WAVE OF ROOTS REGGAE WHICH CAN NEVER DIE OR BE STOLEN BY EVIL AND WICKED MEN.

RAS CARDO AND HIS TRENCH TOWN CREW FROM THOSE EARLY DAYS SENDS JAH PEACE.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. AL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY

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