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YES! THERE ARE SOME WHO SAY I AM A -REGGAE HISTORIAN- TO CATEGORIZE ME AND GROUP ME WITH ALL THOSE WHO ARE JUST ROBBERS, HOARDERS, STEALERS, COLLECTORS, PLAGIARERS, AND FALSE REPORTERS OF OUR TRUE HISTORY. THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT TO DISCREDIT YOUR TRUE WORKS, AND TO DENY YOU THE RIGHTFUL HONOR WHICH THEY WISHED TO RAPE FROM YOU EVEN WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR GRAVE. I KNOW THEM ALL. I WILL MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT ESCAPE. I HAVE SEEN THEM USE PIECES OF MY WORKS IN THEIR BOOKS. I HAVE SPOKEN TO A FEW OF THEM IN THE PAST. THEY KNOW I AM THE CREATOR OF REGGAE, AND THAT’S WHY THEY HAVE CAUSE TO WORRY. I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

EXCERPT.(c) BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM JAH SON. LET JAH ARISE AND ALL HIS ENEMIES SCATTER.

WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND WITH TRUTH. NO APOLOGIES

LET WHO THE CAP FITS- WEAR IT!

LET ME MAKE THIS POINT EXPLICITLY CLEAR:

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS WILL NEVER HAVE WHAT I HAVE IN THE CREATION HISTORY OF REGGAE.

AND WHATEVER THEY ACQUIRE FROM THOSE WHO WERE NEVER IN TRENCH TOWN WITH US, WILL NEVER REPLACE THE TRUTHS IN THE LIVITY OF THE HISTORY WHICH I, RAS CARDO, THE TRUE CREATOR OF REGGAE HAS.

NOW, THIS WORLD IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO WILL EVENTUALLY BELIEVE A LIE IF THEY HEAR AND SEE IT REPEATED ENOUGH TIMES. SO THOSE WHO STEAL FROM OTHERS TO MAKE MONEY- THE PARASITIC VULTURES- AS WE CALL THEM, KNOW THIS IS TRUE.

THEY ARE LIKE SOME FUNERAL UNDERTAKERS- WHO GLADLY COLLECT THEIR FEES FOR BURIAL WHILE THE TEARS ARE FALLING.

ALL THESE YEARS OF OUR REGGAE HISTORY BEYOND TRENCH TOWN HAS PASSED. MANY OF OUR PEOPLE HAVE PASSED AWAY.THE NAMES I COULD TELL YOU READ LIKE A LAUNDRY LIST. MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE DEATHS OF BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH.

SOME HAVE READ AND HEARD THE CONCOCTED STORIES OF THOSE WHO WERE NEVER IN TRENCH TOWN, BUT VISITED AND TOOK SOME PICTURES WHILE ASKING THOSE WHO WERE NEVER THERE ABOUT THE HISTORY.  THEY HASTILY RUN BACK TO THEIR HOMES IN THE US, UK, OR WHERE THEY HIDE AWAY, AND COLLABORATE WITH THOSE WHO HAVE COLLECTED SOME STOLEN MEMORABILIA OF THESE ARTISTS OVER THE YEARS.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT IT WAS ALSO MENTIONED ON THE SHOW- JEOPARDY- THAT REGGAE WAS THE CREATION OF TOOTS AND HIS MAYTALS IN 1968.? THIS IS WHAT I AM ALSO TALKING ABOUT. A BIG LIE.! A BIG JOKE!  I AM NOT LEAST WORRIED. I HAVE THE TRUTH.

TOOTS, JIMMY CLIFF, AND THOSE WHOM IT HAS BEEN MEDIA RELATED THAT THEY CREATED – REGGAE- HAS HAD ENOUGH YEARS TO CHALLENGE ME ON IT. MAYBE, YOU THE READER CAN ANSWER THAT. 

LISTEN: NONE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE IN TRENCH TOWN WITH US. HAVE I NOT TOLD THE WORLD THIS MANY TIMES?

THESE INDIVIDUALS THEN CROWN THEMSELVES WITH THE NAMES- REGGAE HISTORIANS. REGGAE EXPERTS. REGGAE PROFESSORS. THE NAMES AND TITLES GO ON AND ON.

THEY WILL TAKE CERTAIN STATEMENTS FROM MY BOOKS- AND SOME WILL MENTION MY NAME IN THE QUOTES, THEN THEY WILL JUXTAPOSE IT WITH WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO CONVEY, TOTALLY IGNORANT OF THE CONTEXTUAL NATURE OF WHAT I MADE MY WRITINGS TO SAY.

THE INTENT OF DOING THIS IS OBVIOUS, THEY KNOW MY QUOTES ARE THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WHICH I STATE MAKE THEIR WORKS LOOK MORE CREDIBLE.

THERE WAS ONE FREELANCE JOURNALIST WHO READ ONE OF MY BOOKS, AND SAID HE DID NOT FIND THE TRENCH TOWN STORY HE WAS LOOKING FOR- YET IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE.

I HAVE DISSECTED THEM ALL TO DATE, AND SEEN WHERE AT THE LEAST, THEY ARE MAKING OTHERS AWARE THAT WE EXISTS, EXCEPT THOSE WHOM THEY ARE EAGERLY TRYING TO ERASE FROM THE HISTORY. THEY WILL NEVER WRITE SOME OF THE REAL TRUTHS WHICH I KNOW, THEY HAVE READ-eg. FROM MY BOOK- REGGAE JAMAICA- PAGES 204-212, AND PAGES- 264-265. ET AL.

I HAVE SPOKEN AND MET A FEW OF THEM OVER THE YEARS, AND HAVE SHARED SOME TRUTHS SINCE I AM NOT ONE TO TELL LIES, OR TO PROFIT THEREFROM. IT WAS MY HOPE THAT THOSE WHOM I SHARED THE TRUTH WITH WOULD HAVE BY NOW, MAKE OTHERS AWARE OF IT AND FROM WHOM IT CAME, BUT NO!- THEY REFUSED TO SAY THAT IT WAS ME THEY GOT IT FROM.

I WILL FEATURE THEM LATER. THEY FOLLOW ME AROUND. THEY KNOW I HAVE THE TRUTH, SO THEY WORRY. BUT KNOW THIS- 

HE WHO HAS THE ARK OF THE COVENANT WILL BE FEARED BY MANY NATIONS.

BUT, AS MY STUDENT AND BRETHREN SAID-” THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO MATERIALIZE THEIR WISHES”.

ANYTHING, EXCEPT  TELLING THE WORLD THE TRUTH THAT THEY HAVE STOLEN FROM MY WORKS.

THEY ARE TRYING TO ERASE THE NAMES OF THE -TRUE HISTORIANS- OF OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE HISTORY.

ANYTHING THAT I SHARED WITH THEM, I HAVE IN MY OWN WORKS SHARED WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

IN FACT, THEY USE MY WORKS TO MAKE OTHERS BELIEVE THAT I AM IN CONCERT WITH THEM. NOT TRUE! NOT TRUE!

THEY USE MY WORKS TO SELL THEIR BOOKS, AND TO MAKE OTHERS BELIEVE THAT IT ORIGINALLY CAME FROM THEM.

THEY USE MY WORKS TO FIND OTHERS FROM TRENCH TOWN AS LISTED IN MY BOOKS BY NAME, AND TO GET SOME OF OUR HISTORY, THEN NEVER COMPENSATING THESE FOLKS.

NONE OF THEM HAVE RECEIVED WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM ME TO USE MY COPYRIGHTED WORKS.

NONE OF THEM KNOW THE REASONS AND CONTEXT IN WHICH I WRITE, AND THEY HAVE NOT THE DECENCY OR RESPECT TO MY WORKS WHICH BY MY NAME ALONE, GIVES THEIRS THE SEMBLANCE OF CREDIBILITY FOR THEM TO PROFIT THEREFROM.

                                WARNING!     WARNING!      WARNING!

I HEREBY PUT THE ENTIRE REGGAE WORLD AND THOSE WHO HAVE USED MY UNAUTHORIZED WORKS- ON NOTICE.

THAT, I RAS CARDO WHO NAMED AND CREATED THIS GENRE- REGGAE- IN 1962 TRENCH TOWN JAMAICA, WILL HOLD ALL THOSE VIOLATORS OF MY RIGHTS ACCOUNTABLE.

MY WORKS CAN BE SHARED WITH OTHERS ONLY WITHING THE LEGALLY DOCUMENTED CHANNELS, SO THAT PROPER CREDITS BY NAME WILL BE GIVEN. THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO ABROGATE THIS STRICT REQUIREMENT WILL REAP THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES.

RELEASE OF THE NAMES OF THOSE VIOLATORS WILL BE FORTHCOMING.

AS THE RIGHTFUL AUTHOR OF MY WORKS, I HEREBY ASSERT MY FULL RIGHTS UNDER LAW- SECTIONS 77, 78- COPYRIGHTS AND PATENTS ACT OF 1988 et sec.

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

THE NAMES-PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY,WAILERS, AND REGGAE MUSIC WOULD BECOME WORLD TRUTHS REGARDLESS OF WHO OR WHAT DID/DID NOT DENY THEM ACCESS. NO RECORD PRODUCER OR CORPORATE MUSIC VULTURE COULD HAVE STOPPED US. DID WE NOT SING- WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT -THEY- WANTED US TO BE? WHO/WHAT DID YOU THINK WE MEANT?

EXCERPT  (c) DEFENDING PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY, JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE et al,  AND THE REGGAE MUSIC I CREATED IN TRENCH TOWN.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE. THE TRUTH

CAVEAT: IF YOU LOVE THE TRUTH READ ON. IF NOT, THEN GO NO FURTHER.

CORPORATE VULTURES AND CULTURES ARE EVERYWHERE, AND THOSE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ARE EXTREMELY PERNICIOUS.

THE RASTAMAN AND HIS MUSIC HAS ALWAYS HAD DIFFICULTIES TRYING TO WORK IN BABYLON SYSTEM.

IF PEOPLE WITH TALENT IN MUSIC ARE WHAT MAKES THE INDUSTRY WORK, THEN THOSE WITH TALENT SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO- NOT BE DENIED ACCESS TO -SHOWING THAT TALENT AND CREATIVITY.

BUT, DON’T BE FOOLED, THIS LOGIC DOES NOT APPLY TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

THE TRUTH IS THIS-THEY ALL WANT TO OWN AND FULLY CONTROL- THE CREATIVE TALENTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL.

SHOULD THE INDIVIDUAL FAIL TO BE- OWNED- BY THE INDUSTRY, THE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE, AMONG OTHER THINGS- ACCESS DENIED.

I AM NOT SPEAKING FOR THOSE WHO FEEL ITS OK TO BE OWNED BY A GROUP OF VULTURES WHO BOAST ABOUT- THEY MAKING YOU BECOME WHO YOU ARE- BECAUSE YOU HAVE SIGNED A CONTRACT OF SERVICE i.e. A RECORDING CONTRACT.

I AM ALL FOR HONORING A VERBAL OR WRITTEN AGREEMENT. BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH AND THOSE WITH THEM DID SO HONOR THEIRS WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.

BUT THE STRUGGLES THEY FACED WERE ENORMOUS. THEY PERSEVERED.

FOR AS – ISLAND RECORDS- CHRIS BLACKWELL- SAID AT THE TIME- ” HE DID NOT EXPECT, AND WAS TOLD BY OTHERS , THAT THESE BOYS FROM TRENCH TOWN, WOULD NOT RETURN ON HIS INVESTMENT”( PARAPHRASED).

WELL TO HIS SURPRISE THEY DID, TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT HIS NAME BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH A GROUP OF POOR, TALENTED, AND DIGNIFIED TRENCH TOWN YOUTHS,  AND WITH THE REGGAE I CREATED WHICH THEY SANG, AND AS THEY SAY, THE REST IS HISTORY.

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN REALIZED WITH OR WITHOUT ISLAND RECORDS.

THE CREATIVE TALENTS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS WAS SUCH THAT NOTHING COULD STOP THEM FROM BECOMING  WHAT THEY WANTED TO BE.

THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW THE STRUGGLES AND THE PROBLEMS THEY FACED WHILE TRYING TO BE WHAT THEY WANTED TO BE. I WILL ONLY SAY THIS: THE ROAD WAS NOT EASY FOR THEM.

SO FOR THOSE WHO WILL SAY THAT- ISLAND RECORDS- MADE THEM FAMOUS, I WILL SAY- NONE SENSE!

ISLAND RECORDS BECAME FAMOUS BECAUSE OF BOB MARLEY, AND HIS GROUP OF WAILERS WITH PETER TOSH AND BUNNY.

THE REGGAE MUSIC THEY PLAYED CAME FROM US IN TRENCH TOWN AS MY CREATION WITH JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND OUR ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS.

ISLAND RECORDS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH REGGAE CREATION, NOR DOES IT HAVE OWNERSHIP OF MY COPYRIGHTS IN REGGAE.

REGGAE CANNOT BE BRANDED. IT CANNOT BE COMMODITIZED. IT IS NOT A CORPORATE ENTITY. IT IS MY CREATION.

ATTEMPTS ARE BEING MADE TO DECEIVE PEOPLE, AND TO MISREPRESENT WHAT REGGAE, AND THE RASTAMAN MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT.

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WANTS TO CONTROL CREATIVE ABILITIES. THOSE ARTISTS WHO ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BECOME THE SLAVES OF VULTURES IN BABYLON CAN DO AS THEY WISH.

THE LATE GREAT ARTIST- PRINCE- SHOWED THE WORLD THAT HIS CREATIVE ABILITIES WILL NOT BE COMPROMISED. HIS EARLY DAYS WITH WARNER BROS. WAS A TESTAMENT TO THIS TRUTH.

WARNING TO ALL CREATIVE ARTISTS: 

THE TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY WILL USE THE TECHNOLOGY OF PENETRATION IN THE TRANSCULTURAL CONTROL OF HOW MUSIC IS PLAYED AND SUNG BY INDIVIDUALS. BEWARE. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO COME.

SO, I RAS CARDO ASK YOU, THE ARTIST AND MUSICIAN, PLAYERS OF INSTRUMENTS-

ARE YOU READY FOR THE TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC TO REPLACE YOU AND YOUR CREATIVE ABILITIES AND CONTROL?

DO YOU KNOW – WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY OF PENETRATION MEANS?

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

 

PRESS RELEASE! NEW BOOK- OLD STORY- TRENCH- TOWN REGGAE HISTORY, AND ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL. THE TRUTH SO MANY DO NOT WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW. I AM RAS CARDO WHO TOOK REGGAE TO THE SCHOOL IN 1962, AND REGGAE OPERA IN 1964. AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM-ST.G.C.MUCH RESPECT TO MICHAEL CHUNG, AND ROBBIE LYNN- ICONIC REGGAE LEGENDS FROM ST.G.C.

EXCERPT (c) A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. RAS CARDO REGGAE. THE TRENCH- TOWN CONTINGENCY OF STUDENTS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOLS ALL OVER THE ISLAND AT MY TIME THERE. WRITTEN WITHOUT…

Source: PRESS RELEASE! NEW BOOK- OLD STORY- TRENCH- TOWN REGGAE HISTORY, AND ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL. THE TRUTH SO MANY DO NOT WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW. I AM RAS CARDO WHO TOOK REGGAE TO THE SCHOOL IN 1962, AND REGGAE OPERA IN 1964. AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM-ST.G.C.MUCH RESPECT TO MICHAEL CHUNG, AND ROBBIE LYNN- ICONIC REGGAE LEGENDS FROM ST.G.C.

PRESS RELEASE! NEW BOOK- OLD STORY- TRENCH- TOWN REGGAE HISTORY, AND ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL. THE TRUTH SO MANY DO NOT WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW. I AM RAS CARDO WHO TOOK REGGAE TO THE SCHOOL IN 1962, AND REGGAE OPERA IN 1964. AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM-ST.G.C.MUCH RESPECT TO MICHAEL CHUNG, AND ROBBIE LYNN- ICONIC REGGAE LEGENDS FROM ST.G.C.

EXCERPT (c) A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. RAS CARDO REGGAE. THE TRENCH- TOWN CONTINGENCY OF STUDENTS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOLS ALL OVER THE ISLAND AT MY TIME THERE.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND WITH TRUTH. NO APOLOGIES.

ST.G.C AND TRENCH TOWN REGGAE- AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM.- THE TRUE HISTORY.- RAS CARDO .

REGGAE HISTORY FROM RAS CARDO: NEW BOOK, OLD STORY. THE UNSUNG PEOPLE MUST BE KNOWN, AND RECOGNIZED WITH DIGNITY.

NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES.

CAVEAT: FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SWEEP THE TRUTHS UNDER THE RUG AS TO OUR REGGAE HISTORY, AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE A PART OF THE TRENCH TOWN COMMUNITY, I WILL SAY TO THEM- THE TRUTH WILL SWIM LIKE OIL.

MY BELOVED MOTHER AND FATHER MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US CHILDREN IN THE POVERTY OF TRENCH TOWN TO HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION.

I CREATED REGGAE TO DO ALL THAT AND MORE FOR THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE, ALL PEOPLE.

I AM NOT HERE FOR THE SELECTIVE EXCLUSION OF THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR OTHERS TO LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY, AND WHO, UNDER THE MOST TRYING OF CIRCUMSTANCES PERSEVERED TO THE VERY END.

LIKE SO MANY TRENCH TOWN YOUTHS, THE SOCIAL CLIMATE IN JAMAICA AT THE TIME, AND THE POWERS THAT BE, WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT NO GOOD WOULD COME OUT OF TRENCH TOWN.

WE WERE DETERMINED TO PROVE THE POWERS THAT BE WRONG- AND YES, WE DID.

MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE HAS SHOWN THE WORLD THIS TRUTH.

DO NOT FORGET THE VIOLENCE AND OSTRACISM THAT WAS ALWAYS HANGING OVER US.

TAKE A LOOK AT TRENCH TOWN AND ITS YOUTHS TODAY- THE STRUGGLES CONTINUES. THE TRENCH TOWN HIGH SCHOOL STRUGGLES TO CARRY ON.

WHAT IS THE MINISTRY/MINISTER OF EDUCATION DOING TO HELP, IF ANYTHING!

TRENCH TOWN HAD STUDENTS ATTENDING- ALPHA ACADEMY, ARDENNE HIGH, ST ANDREW TECH, KINGSTON TECH, MICO, CAST, UWI, WOLMERS, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, MERLE GROVE , AND A HOST OF OTHERS.

WE HAVE ALL- REFUSED TO BE WHAT THE SYSTEM WANTED US TO BE.

I WOULD HOPE THAT THE -ST.G.C OF TODAY, WOULD SEE IT FIT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH AND THE FACTS OF THE HISTORY AND MARK WHICH YOUTHS FROM THE GHETTOES OF KINGSTON HAVE MADE THERE IN SECURING AN EDUCATION.

LET ME MAKE THIS EXPLICITLY CLEAR TO ALL THE WORLD : THE JESUITS AND TEACHERS WHO WERE THERE AT THE TIME, MADE SURE THAT THEY SHOWED US MUCH LOVE . THIS, I WILL NEVER FORGET.

I HAVE TOLD THE WORLD MANY OF THESE TRUTHS, AND I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS BEEN DOING SO FOR ALL THESE YEARS. NO PROBLEM, BECAUSE I HAVE THE DETAILED HISTORY.

WELL, THERE ARE MANY YOUTHS FROM TRENCH TOWN, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF WEST KINGSTON, WHO WERE ABLE TO ATTEND HIGH SCHOOLS.

I WILL JUST GIVE YOU BRIEFLY SOME NAMES OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE PRESTIGIOUS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL AT THE TIME, KNOWN AS- ST. GEORGES COLLEGE- ON NORTH STREET. THE SAME SCHOOL AND SAME STREET ON WHICH KINGSTON COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL IS LOCATED.

IN 1962 I TOOK TRENCH TOWN REGGAE TO ST.G.C( ST. GEORGES COLLEGE). I SHARED IT WITH MY CLASS MATE- GEOFFREY CHUNG, AND OTHERS ATTENDING THERE.

LEGHORN COGHILE, WHOM I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT FOR YEARS, AND WHO WROTE THE SONG FOR BOB MARLEY- THEM BELLY FULL- WAS ALSO A STUDENT THERE AT THE TIME. WE LIVED ON THE SAME STREET. HE WAS THE FIRST PUBLICIST AND FOOT SOLDIER FOR BOB MARLEY. THERE WAS NO OTHER AT THE TIME.

GEOFFREY CHUNG BECAME THE FIRST EVER- ASIAN- JAMAICAN REGGAE ENGINEER AND ARTIST ON THE PLANET. HIS BROTHER- MICHAEL CHUNG – NOW ICONIC, HAS PLAYED REGGAE MUSIC WITH SEVERAL OF MY TRENCH TOWN ICONIC BRETHRENS- THE LIKES OF PETER TOSH AND OTHERS.

REGGAE KEYBOARDIST, AND LEGEND- ROBBIE LYNN ALSO CARRIES ON THIS CONNECTION TRADITION.

MY TRENCH TOWN BRETHRENS WERE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE THEM BOTH ACCOMPANY THEM ON THEIR TOURS. YOU SAW THIS HERE FIRST.

GEOFFREY PASSED AWAY IN 1995, AND WOULD HAVE MADE REGGAE MUSIC IN WAYS WE HAD DISCUSSED. SEVERAL REGGAE ARTISTS OF TODAY MUST GIVE THANKS AND CREDITS TO THE WORKS THAT GEOFFREY HAS DONE FOR THEIR MUSIC. HIS BROTHER, MICHAEL CONTINUES HIS LEGACY.

I AM MOST PLEASED TO SEE THE WORKS THAT THESE BRETHRENS HAVE DONE SINCE THE DAYS OF ST.G.C, TO MAKE REGGAE THE NAME AND MUSIC OF WHICH JAMAICA IS DEFINED AND RECOGNIZED, THE WORLD OVER.

MUCH RESPECT TO MICHAEL AND ROBBIE- ICONIC REGGAE LEGENDS FROM ST.G.C.

IN MY 1993- BOOK- A REGGAE EDUCATION- PAGE #59, SECTION- # 36- I MENTIONED THE NAMES OF SOME OF THOSE OF US WHO ATTENDED THE SCHOOL FROM TRENCH TOWN.

THIS NEW BOOK GOES INTO MORE DETAILS WITH THE HISTORY, TRUTHS, AND FACTS. IT IS THE FIRST BOOK -EVER- MADE PUBLIC BY RAS CARDO ON THIS SUBJECT OF TRUTH AS TO THE TRENCH TOWN ST.G.C REGGAE CONNECTION. IT COMES UNDER HIS COPYRIGHTS.

(c) RAS CARDO REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION.

 

REGGAE JAMAICA- THE TRENCH TOWN FAMILY. WHAT IT WAS THEN, AND WHAT IT SHOULD STILL MEAN NOW. THERE WAS NEVER A FAMILY OF ONE MEMBER. HERE IS THE TRUTH ABOUT FAMILY. I, AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION. RAS CARDO SPEAKS. REGGAE JAMAICA.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND ALWAYS WITH TRUTH. NO APOLOGIES!

CAUTION, CAUTION! BEWARE OF THOSE COMING TO YOU TALKING ABOUT TRENCH TOWN REGGAE FAMILY.

THE DEVIL HIMSELF WILL COME TO YOU AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.

THE FAMILY THEN IN TRENCH TOWN WITH US, IS NOT THE FAMILY NOW!

SOME WILL BE READING THIS NOW AND SHAKING THEIR HEADS, BUT THEY ALL KNOW IT IS TRUE.

OVER THE YEARS, THE NAME FAMILY HAS TAKEN ON A NEW MEANING TO SOME PEOPLE. BEWARE THE FAMILY!

FAMILY HAS BEEN FRAGMENTED FOR DECADES, SO BE CAREFUL WHO YOU SAY ARE YOUR FAMILY. DO YOU NOT SEE SONS AND DAUGHTERS SUING THEIR PARENTS IN COURT?

DO YOU NOT SEE FAMILIES FIGHTING AND KILLING EACH OTHER OVER WORLD POSSESSIONS?

FAMILY HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BURY FAMILY, TO BETRAY FAMILY. THERE ARE MOLES AMONG US WHO HAVE CAUSED OTHERS TO BE KILLED BECAUSE THEY WANT ALL THE GLORY AND FAME.

DECEPTIONS WILL COME, AND WILL GO IN MANY FORMS , MANY WAYS AND SHAPES.

KNOWLEDGE IS A THING OF ENORMOUS WEIGHT, AND FOOLS SINK UNDER IT.

LOYALTY,LOVE AND TRUST FROM THOSE EARLY TRENCH TOWN DAYS HAVE IN MOST CASES, DISAPPEARED.

SOME ARE LIKE CRABS IN A BAG FIGHTING EACH OTHER TO REACH THE TOP- FOR WHAT, I DON’T KNOW.

ASK ME ABOUT TRENCH TOWN FAMILY, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO HONORS THAT NAME.

BEWARE, THE WOLVES AND LEOPARDS WILL COME IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL PLAY WITH WORDS AND CALL IT SATIRE. THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL USE- WHAT IS KNOWN AS- FIGHTING WORDS.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL PLAY WITH THE MEANINGS OF WORDS AND CALL IT PUNNING. 

IN THE SO-CALLED ENGLISH LANGUAGE- AS MOST OF US KNOW IT, WORDS CAN HAVE DOUBLE MEANINGS.

A MOST CUNNING AND DECEITFUL LIAR CAN USE WORDS TO DEFRAUD, DISTRACT, DISMANTLE, CAUSE DISARRAY, DISCONTENT, DISLOYALTY, AND DISCONNECT.

NOW, WHY AM I TELLING YOU ALL THIS? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE- MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE DECEIVERS OF OUR REGGAE FROM TRENCH TOWN WILL PUT A CLOUD OVER YOUR FACE.

I WILL CHALLENGE ANYONE TO LOOK OVER MY BODY OF WORKS ON REGGAE AND SEE IF THEY CAN FIND -ONE IOTA OF LIES AND FALSEHOODS.

I ALWAYS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CHECK MY WRITINGS AND TO VERIFY IT FOR THEMSELVES. SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE DONE JUST THAT, AND HAVE CHOSEN TO PUT TRUST IN MY WORKS. I WILL NEVER LET THEM DOWN.

I DO NOT SPEAK AND WRITE WITH A FORKED TONGUE. I AM LIVE, AND DIRECT TO YOUR FACE WITH THE TRUTH, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE ME PERSONALLY IF YOU LIKE THE TRUTH.

NOW, TAKE CAREFUL NOTE OF WHAT I WILL ALSO SAY HERE:

THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE FAMILY INVOLVED SEVERAL PEOPLE, WHICH ALSO INCLUDED THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLES THERE WITH US.

FAMILY TO US MEANT THIS: A GROUP OF PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN, WHICH INCLUDED MY FAMILY, THE FAMILIES OF MY BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS,  SPOUSES AND CHILDRENS DESCENDING FROM – A COMMON ANCESTOR- AND OTHERS WHO ARE RELATED TO EACH OTHER BY GENES, AS FROM BIRTH, AS WELL AS -FAMILIAL IN AN EXTENDED RELATIONSHIP.

WHEN WE SAY- REGGAE FAMILY- FROM TRENCH TOWN- WE MEAN ALL THOSE WHO WERE INTIMATELY CONNECTED, AND PARTICIPATED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, IN THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REGGAE CREATION, ITS BIRTH, AND VIABILITY.

BOB AND OTHERS CAME IN THE AREA AND THUS BECAME A PART OF THE TRENCH TOWN FAMILY. HE HAD NO SIBLINGS OR PARENTS THERE WHEN HE CAME.

HE HAD NO CHILDREN OF HIS OWN. HIS CHILDREN CAME AFTERWARDS WHEN HE ENGAGED HIMSELF WITH WHOMEVER FEMALES HE WISHED. IT IS NOW COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN WITH SEVERAL WOMEN.

REGGAE DID NOT BEGIN WITH BOB MARLEY COMING INTO TRENCH TOWN. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THIS TRUTH.

REGGAE DID NOT BEGIN WITH MUSIC RECORDED IN A STUDIO.

WHOMEVER BECAME RELATED TO EACH OTHER FROM A GENETIC OR BIOLOGICAL STANDPOINT AS TO CONCEPTION FROM SEXUAL INTIMACY, BIRTH, AND SUBSEQUENT PARTURITION, IS ANOTHER MATTER.

PEOPLE CONGREGATING IN VERY CLOSE ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS WILL FALL INTO INTIMACY LEADING TO THE BIRTH OF OFFSPRINGS. THIS IS A KNOWN FACT.

TRENCH TOWN REGGAE FAMILY– WAS NOT THE RELATIONSHIPS OF JUST BOB MARLEY AND A FEW PEOPLE. IT WAS ALL INCLUSIVE WITH MANY WHO WERE SOCIALLY CONNECTED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE WORKS WHICH WE WERE DOING.

FOR ANYONE TO SINGULARLY MENTION SOME WITH THE EXCLUSION OF ALL THE OTHERS AS A COLLECTIVE GROUP OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING ONE CAUSE- OF REGGAE MUSIC- IS GROSSLY MISLEADING WITH INTENT TO DECEIVE.

I WILL OPENLY CHALLENGE ANYONE WHO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WHAT I WRITE HERE OR ANY WHERE ELSE.

I HAVE BEEN IN THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NO FAMILY TO ME EXCEPT BY THE SCHEMES THEY HAVE USED TO GAIN WHATEVER THEY CAN FROM MY KINDNESS BY MISADVENTURE.

THEY WILL USE THE SYSTEM IN BABYLON TO ENFORCE FAMILY SUPPORT ON THOSE WHO DO THINGS OUT OF KINDNESS, AND FOR THE LOVE OF JAH.

AS IT IS WRITTEN- BE CAREFUL OF BABYLON, “THE GREAT WHORE.”

I MUST WARN YOU TO LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THOSE WHO WILL APPEAR IN ONLINE OR OFF LINE INTERVIEWS ABOUT OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE, AND TO CAREFULLY RESEARCH EVEN THOSE WHO PROFESS TO SHOW THEMSELVES AS BEYOND REPROACH OR SCRUTINY.

SOME OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE AMONG US WILL SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THE FAMILY THEY ONCE KNEW IN OUR POVERTY DAYS IN TRENCH TOWN, AND NOW WANTS THE WORLD TO SEE THEM AS THE SOLE HEIR TO THIS REGGAE LEGACY, EXCLUDING ALL OTHERS WHOM THEY WANT THE WORLD TO FORGET.

I, RAS CARDO HAVE MADE A SOLEMN PROMISE TO LET THE REGGAE WORLD KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THIS IS WHAT I ALWAYS DO FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE.

I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE: BOB MARLEY BECAME ONE OF US, WE WERE ALL FAMILY, THOSE WHO SEEK FRAGMENTATION OF THE FAMILY NOW TO DESTROY THE TRUTH IN THE HISTORY OF WHAT I KNOW WE HAD CREATED, WILL NEVER GET AWAY WITH IT. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!

I NAMED AND CREATED REGGAE WITH MY BRETHRENS FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION, AND PEOPLES OF THE EARTH.ANYONE WHO SINGS AND PLAYS IT IS DOING SO ON MY PLATFORM.

I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN (c) RAS CARDO REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

REGGAE CREATION AND LEGENDS BY RAS CARDO.

REGGAE- THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS, THEN CAME BOB MARLEY AND HIS GROUP WHO RECEIVED THE NAME FROM THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS- THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE COMMUNITY- THE TRUE HISTORY OF HOW IT ALL BEGAN. I HAVE TOLD THE WORLD THIS HISTORY OVER THE YEARS, BUT THERE ARE SOME WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THAT. I DARE THEM TO CHALLENGE ME! SO MANY TODAY WANT TO SEE THEMSELVES AS THE ONLY ONES FROM TRENCH TOWN, BUT I HAVE THE DETAILED HISTORY. I AM RAS CARDO.I NAMED AND HELPED TO CREATE THIS GENRE.

EXCERPT (c)  REGGAE, ORIGIN OF THE WORD AND INCORPORATION INTO MUSIC.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE- NO APOLOGIES FOR THE TRUTH.

NOW, LET ME GET STRAIGHT TO THE ISSUES INVOLVED HERE AS THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO WANTS ALL THE GLORY, WHILE OTHERS HAVE SUFFERED WITH US, STRUGGLED WITH US, AND DIED PENNILESS FROM OUR TRENCH TOWN WORKS IN REGGAE.

THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE HISTORY IS SO INTRICATELY WOVEN THAT TO KNOW IT, AND TO REVEAL IT, YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE LIVED IT, AND TAKEN THE DETAILS FROM DAY TO DAY TO DAY. THIS IS NOT A HISTORY THAT YOU CAN FABRICATE, TWIST, PLAGIARISE, LIE OR BE DECEITFUL ABOUT. YOU WILL EASILY BE EXPOSED AND YES, SHOWN TO THE ENTIRE WORLD AS A THIEF, A VULTURE, AN OPPORTUNISTIC LIAR.

LOVE IT OR HATE IT- YOU CANNOT CHANGE REGGAE HISTORY INTO SOMETHING ELSE. IT IS DONE!

SO FAR , ANY ATTEMPTS TO MAKE A REGGAE MOVIE WITH TRUTH HAS CHOSEN TO EXCLUDE THE BEGINNINGS- BEFORE THE MUSIC- BEFORE BOB MARLEY- TRENCH TOWN VISIT. THEY HAVE ALL FAILED AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO BECAUSE THE HISTORY AB INITIO IS ABSENT.

REMEMBER THIS- ONE HAND CANNOT CLAP.

FREDDIE MCGREGOR RELEASED A SONG- “BAG A HYPE”. THIS IS SO TRUE. HE HAS BEEN TRUE TO OUR ROOTS, AND OTHERS YOU WILL COME TO KNOW. RESPECT TO YOU MY BRETHREN.

I WILL SAY THIS TRUTH AGAIN, AS I HAVE FOR MANY MANY YEARS, THAT THE TRUE HISTORY OF OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE IS NOT BEING TOLD, EVEN BY THOSE WHO KNOW IT.

WHILE I HAVE NO ANSWERS AS TO WHY SOME PEOPLE ACT THE WAY THEY DO, I HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT MY MISSION TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THE TRUTHS AS TO OUR REGGAE HISTORY AND THOSE WHO PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN IT.

FOR ME TO SAY AND DO OTHERWISE AS TO THE TRUTH, WOULD MAKE ME AN EGREGIOUS LIAR, PHONY, HYPOCRITE, TRAITOR, AND JUDAS TO THE WORLD AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE GROWN OVER THE YEARS TO KNOW THAT I WILL SPEAK THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHO DON’T LIKE TO HEAR IT.

THOSE WHO HAVE KNOWN ME FROM THOSE YOUTHFUL DAYS KNOW THAT I HAVE NEVER LIED OR BETRAYED ANYONE, OR TO SEEK FAME AND FORTUNE SELFISHLY.

FOR, WHAT IS FAME, AND WHAT IS FORTUNE- THEY ARE ONLY FLEETING VANITIES WHICH WILL FADE AWAY.

IN THE EARLY TRENCH TOWN DAYS WE WERE ALL POOR YOUTHS, AND MANY OF US WHO HAVE RISEN TO CERTAIN HEIGHTS HAVE DIED POOR. I DO NOT HAVE TO SPELL OUT THE NAMES TO YOU. LET ME GET TO THE CORE ISSUE OF THIS EXCERPT.

                                                             PART A-

1. THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS- JUNIOR BRAITHWITE, RICARDO( RAS CARDO) SCOTT, GARTH DENNIS. LOOK AT MY FACEBOOK PAGE. SEE THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS.

2. THE NAME WAILING WAILERS WAS THE CREATION OF JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND MYSELF- FROM THE BIBLE VERSE- “A WAILING HAS COME OUT OF ZION”. FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH. I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS HISTORY IN MY WRITINGS AND BOOKS OVER THE YEARS.

3. ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS- BECAUSE WE WERE THE FIRST WAILERS REGGAE GROUP ON THE PLANET. THERE WAS NONE BEFORE US, NEW, NOT COPIED OR BASED ON SOMETHING ELSE. THE GROUP FROM WHICH THE OTHERS WERE COPIED.

PART B-

4. BOB MARLEY CAME IN THE AREA TO DWELL AMONG US. HE BECAME ONE OF US. HE WAS NOT -APART FROM US. WHAT HE DID WAS -BECAUSE OF US.

DID HE NOT TELL THE WORLD-” WE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN?”

HE DID NOT LIE TO THE WORLD, AS SOME WOULD WANT TO SAY IT.

WHO WERE THE – “WE”- BOB MARLEY WAS TALKING ABOUT?”

5. THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS PASSED THE REGGAE TORCH TO BOB MARLEY.

BOB MARLEY WENT ON TO FORM HIS GROUP WITH PETER AND BUNNY.

6. WITH THE HELP OF JOE HIGGS, PETER TOSH, SEECO, THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, MYSELF AND A HOST OF OTHER PEOPLES WHICH I COULD TELL YOU, BOB WENT ON TO FULFILL HIS PASSION FOR MUSIC.

PART C-

THE DIVISIVENESS OF THOSE WHO LATER SOUGHT TO INJECT DECEIT, DISLOYALTY, DISTRUST, AND DISCONTENT TO DIVIDE THE PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY TO THIS VERY DAY. I WOULD NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WASTE ON THIS ISSUE.

PART D-

THOSE WHO ROBBED AND RAPED THE MUSIC AND THE STRUGGLING ARTISTS, AND KILLED THOSE WHOM THEY SAW WAS IN THEIR WAY TO FORTUNE AND FAME.

PART E-

THOSE CALLING FOR THE DEMISE OF ROOTS REGGAE, AND TO THE SELECTIVE EXCLUSION OF THOSE WHOM THEY KNOW ARE THE ROOTS PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS ALL POSSIBLE.

MY MESSAGE TO THE WORLD IS THIS: REGGAE AND THE MUSIC, IS A TRENCH TOWN CREATION WHICH I NAMED AND HELPED TO CREATE. IT BEGAN WITH US AS THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS- NOT WITH BOB MARLEY AND HIS GROUP.

BOB MARLEY TOOK WHAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM FROM JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND I, AND RAN WITH IT.

THOSE WHO KNOW THIS TRUTH AND WANT TO KEEP SILENT ABOUT IT, CAN DO AS THEY WISHED.

I AM HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THOSE CONCERNED WHO REMAIN AS UNSUNG BE SUNG TO THE ENTIRE WORLD IN TRUTH.

ANYONE WHO SINGS OR PLAYS REGGAE IS SINGING AND PLAYING MY CREATION AND THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN ME SAY THIS TRUTH?

THIS IS A STATEMENT OF FACT AND TRUTH, NOT ONE MADE TO BOAST.

JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY, JOE HIGGS, ROY WILSON, DELROY, ET AL, MAY BE GONE, BUT THEIR TRUTHS MUST ALSO BE TOLD, AND THAT IS WHAT I WILL DO. I KNOW THEY WOULD DO THE SAME FOR I AND I.

TO DATE, I, RAS CARDO HAVE BEEN THE ONLY ONE TELLING THIS TRUTH TO THE WORLD. THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTHS AND WISH TO REMAIN SILENT MUST KNOW WHY THEY DO SO.

I FAIL TO SEE HOW THEY COULD REMAIN SILENT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO KILL THE VERY LIVELIHOOD THAT THEY DEPEND ON.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO KEEP LYING AND BELIEVING A LIE, THE CHOICE IS THEIRS.

THOSE WHO TALK ABOUT- THE REGGAE FAMILY- AND THEN SELECTIVELY EXCLUDE CERTAIN TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE-ARE DECEIVERS. THEY SPEAK WITH A FORKED TONGUE, AND ANYTHING THEY SAY MUST BE VIEWED AS SUSPECT.

LISTEN: BOB MARLEY DID NOT BECOME FAMOUS ON HIS OWN. CHRIS BLACKWELL DID NOT MAKE HIM OR PETER TOSH FAMOUS. THESE BRETHRENS WERE SO TALENTED THAT IN TIME THE WORLD WOULD KNOW THEM AS LONG AS THEY KEPT ON SINGING.

WHOMEVER AMONG US  HAVE CHOSEN TO CHANGE OVER THE YEARS, THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

THEY BECAME FAMOUS THROUGH THE POWERS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ALL CFREATION- RASTAFARI IS. HAVE YOU MISSED THE MESSAGES?

THE REGGAE I CREATED IS A SPIRITUAL MYSTICAL MUSIC FORCE.  JAH, IN HIS MIGHTY POWERS KNOWS ON WHO TO DESCEND HIS BLESSINGS FOR THE PEOPLE.

I WILL TRUST THAT YOU NOW SEE THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT OF JAH AND HIS TRENCH TOWN REGGAE FAMILY.

(c) I AM RAS CARDO REGGAE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. THIS IS A REGGAE EDUCATION.