From Garnet Silk to Vybz Kartel to Teejay, reggae and dancehall artistes have devoted songs to their moms, and even the grimiest artistes acknowledge that there’s that one one who has their coronary heart – mama.
Mama Christie (Shabba Ranks); Miss Ivy (Bounty Killer); Mama Carmen, (Richie Stephens); Mama Lou (Sizzla) and Miss Pinny (Mavado) are a number of the moms who’ve raised proud mama’s boys.
A cheerful Richie Stephens informed The Sunday Gleaner that he’s the “poster boy of mama’s boys”. Though he won’t be along with his beloved mom at present, as he has a Mom’s Day live performance in Florida, Stephens didn’t really feel the should be remorseful.
“Day by day is mom’s day for me and my mother,” Stephens stated.
“I left Westmoreland at age 16 and got here to Kingston. Three years later, I went again to the nation for my mom, and he or she has been residing with me ever since. Honestly, on Mom’s Day, I’m normally performing, typically it’s in Jamaica, however most frequently [it is] abroad, so we might not get to do something particular collectively on that individual day. Nonetheless, my mom is aware of that she is liked and cherished each single day of the yr,” Stephens added.
In 2015, he launched a mama tune, For You Mama, which was a salute to all moms, and he has additionally collaborated with Mama Carmen on two singles. They recorded Protected With You in 2002 and Shine in 2016.
Bounty Killer, a deejay whose love for his mom is well-documented, lately launched a tribute track, Gone However Not Forgotten, to the late Miss Ivy. He stated the track was written 5 years in the past, and the ‘Poor Individuals’s Governor’ had a message to entertainers: respect, cherish and take excellent care of mama whereas she continues to be round.
Within the track, which is the third monitor on the brand new Reggae Vaccine compilation, Bounty sings, “Mama you gone however forgotten, trigger day by day I bear in mind one thing that you simply taught me after we used to purpose, you inna mi thoughts from season to season. I do know I can’t pay you for the sacrifice that you simply made simply to enhance my life; there could also be occasions that you simply needed to set me proper when mi an enormous up mi chest a gwaan like me too vivid….”
Bounty, who early in his profession did what’s now considered one of his classics, Mama (She Is Not In A Good Temper), stated ‘mama’ songs have a particular place in his coronary heart owing to the sentimental worth.
“Individuals love mama songs, and I take pleasure in doing them as this can be a manner of expressing the love I’ve and can all the time have for my mom, Miss Ivy. I’ll all the time be impressed by her, and that can be reflective in my songs typically,” he shared
Artiste, producer and video director G-Mac additionally has a particular place carved out in his coronary heart for his mom, and admitted with fun that he’s, actually, a mama’s boy. His tribute to his late mom, Ruby Smith McLean, comes within the type of the only, Touched by an Angel. For him, Mom’s Day evokes a variety of treasured reminiscences.
“The very first thing I’ll do [is] take a photograph with my mother’s picture and replicate on these good reminiscences I had along with her when she was alive. I’m additionally going to play my track that I wrote for her, after which I’ll drop off my presents that I already bought for my household and want all of the moms who’re my mates throughout [a Happy Mother’s Day] and in addition ship my songs to enhance all of them,” G-Mac informed The Sunday Gleaner.