The Jamaica described on "Welcome to Jamrock," the title track from Damian Marley's latest effort, is not the same one depicted in the brochures of the myriad resorts lining the beaches of the popular vacation destination. In contrast to the images of light-skinned people celebrating sensual indulgence, Marley welcomes you to a place where the poor die at random and political violence abounds. "Out in the streets, they call it murder!" he proclaims in the opening refrain. The phrase, sampled from an Ini Kamozi/Sly and Robbie production, perfectly encapsulates the vibe of those fighting for survival in ghetto war zones. The video for the song, directed by Ras Kassa, captures the grit and beauty of the people who persevere under... More >>>