Listen to “Badman Fire Gunshot” by Sizzla Kalonji.
The rising sun welcomed magnificent and conscious sets from Sizzla at Rebel Salute on Sunday (Jan 18).
At the 2014 staging of the GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza in Black River, St Elizabeth, Sizzla made it quite clear that he was not pleased with a sign the promoter had mounted on the stage, calling for ‘No bad words and offensive language towards anyone or groups with unpopular lifestyle’.
“So wah dem a seh? No bad words? Oooohhh?” said Sizzla, as he picked up one of the signs and examined it closely.
“No offensive language against certain groups? A wha dis? Mi nuh inna dis. I want to warn all promoters against de sponsors dem who want dem fe go easy on certain groups … but me nuh inna it with dem,” said Sizzla, seemingly striving hard to control his rage.
On December 3rd, at Live in The City show, Sizzla toned down his anti-establishment/gay attacks and delivered a conservative set for a small but appreciative audience at the CRU Bar and Kitchen in St Andrew.
Backed by the Firehouse Band, the diminutive singjay took the stage by storm.
He got things off on a fine note with Praise Ye Jah which was enough to bring the gathering to the front of the stage. Among the songs that followed were Guide Over Us, Mek Dem Secure and Hosanna.
“We gotta protect the children some more. Too much rapist and child molester deh a road,” he declared to approval.
Sizzla continued his set with a rendition of Garnet Silk’s Bless Me, before going into old favourites Just One of Those Days, I Need You, Dem a Wonder and Solid as a Rock.
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