Srp Dj-blade Discussion started by Srp Dj-blade 9 years ago

Everyone's status I looked at today keeps saying happy birthday bob marley, we love you bob, we miss you bob, etc...

I wonder if he was that loved when he was alive? I know growing up in jamaica a lot of people did to bob then and treated him then as a likkle dread locks bwoy who nah deal with rastafari ting the way it's suppose to be dealt with. Some even fealt as if he sold out when he started toalking to women of other faith and religios beliefs. They even took it as far as say that the one bag a woman woman ting that bob was on puts him on a lesser level that Bunny Wailer was on.

Sounds familiar? It should, because it's exactly what's being done to popular dancehall dj Vybz (cakesoap) Kartel.

The funny thing is that now, those same people who dissed Bob back in the days are using bob's image to showcase jamaica and sell the image of jamaica. Before he was just a likkle dutty dreadlocks bwoy; now he's an icon responsible for ushering in a new era of jamaica and of the caribbean culture.

It's funny how things came full circle to now we have Bobs kids reaping the rewards of their fathers labor. They are basking in the legacy of what was once called a dutty rasta bwoy...

 

To be continued...

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Srp Dj-blade
Srp Dj-blade During bob's era Alton Ellis was the man. Comparing anyone to the great Alton was a violation. I'm not saying that kartel is the next coming of Bob,... Show more 9 years ago
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Chris Walters
Chris Walters The crux of WHY it is that both weren't fully accepted by the masses is the main difference and a very significant one before such a comparison... Show more 9 years ago
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Nicole Sonnier
Nicole Sonnier Well, I like them both. LOVE Bob - especially She Used to Call me Dada! Love his music that made you think and moved you to love. VK also can move... Show more 9 years ago
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