Mellow Mood feat. Forelock & Hempress Sativa - Inna Jamaica pt. 2 (2015)

The Mellow Mood say:" Here we are! Our brand new video Inna Jamaica pt. 2 featuring Forelock and Hempress Sativa! This is the first single from our new album, entitled 2TheWorld, hitting the stores on April 7th 2015 for La Tempesta International. Orders here:

 Inna Jamaica pt. 2 feat. Forelock & Hempress Sativa
(A. Puglia, J. Garzia, L. Garzia, K. Johnson)
With the special collaboration of Fitzroy Dave Green and Dean Fraser.

Album: "2 The World"
Label: La Tempesta International

Filmed by Mimina Di Muro
Additional footage by Alfredo Puglia and Giulio Frausin

Edited by Mario Di Maso

Inna Jamaica pt. 2 (2015)

Welcome a Jamaica
yeh we deh deh inna Jamaica
more time mi waan fi spend inna Jamaica
mi nuh waan fi go away
a so me tell you seh dis a di place mi waan fi deh

Jamaica a di place weh yuh affi deh yes
dem talk straight patwa need fi know wah dem a say yes
people a bawl down pon dem knees dem still a pray yes
hope di Almighty will listen to dem prayers yes
well it nuh matta if yuh deh a Spanish Town or Kingston town
tun off di phone caw yuh nuh go hear di ring tone
music loud caw dis a music kingdom
music come out but dem nuh see no income

Alkebulan I descendants from but Jamaica mi born and grow
yellow fi the sun green fi land black for the strength that the people have shown
over the years they’ve sold exploited resources so we don’t own
so how can this be my home
Africa mi saying but still I will welcome you to Jamrock dung in Kingston town
big sound string up and roots sell by the quarters
dread natty so dread eyes red from chalwah weh mi unda
man a rub a dub a hold a dawta
Mellow Mood’s in paradise living the life on the island of wood and water

The Gideon seh a bare ragamuffin inna wi clic
weh we boss it nuh go stick
disya di island weh di music affi hit it affi hit
from di zinc fence door up to di real concrete
Mellow Mood Hempress Sativa Forelock depon di line
reaching all di humans weh di light still shine
yuh see how we ready fi bright
caw we following the Most High guide

Long time me waan come visit
dis land mi always hear about it
yah so da fyah nuh stop burning
whole heap a youths hear Rasta calling
real vibe inna my blood a flowing
Sativa she a drive dis journey
mi a seh full up enough your soul
and when yuh full open up your eyes
disya Jamaica


About the Author

Mellow Mood

Mellow Mood

No discussion about Italian reggae is possible without mentioning Mellow Mood among the main players of an ever-growing scene. Born in Pordenone (North-East Italy) around 2005, the band officially debuts in 2009 with the release of their first album, entitled “Move!”. Produced by Paolo Baldini, who was later to become their dubmaster, the album was intended to be their first “move” on the international reggae scene: totally self-released, it was an unexpected success and the two singles “Only You” and “Dance Inna Babylon” were viewed in total more than twenty million times on You Tube. The band, led by twins Jacob and L.O Garzia, was then composed by Federico Mazzolo on drums (also known for his electronic project IOSHI), Enrico Bernardini on keyboards, Giulio Frausin (now divided between Mellow Mood and his folk-acoustic project The Sleeping Tree) on bass, Stefano Salmaso and Roberto Dazzan on horns. Two years of intensive touring and artistic growth followed. After a slight line-up change, Mellow Mood went back into the studio with Baldini to record “Well Well Well”, published in May 2012 by Italy’s most important independent label, La Tempesta, headquartered in Pordenone too. Ranging from roots-reggae to rocksteady, to tribal clubbing, “Well Well Well” is intense and elegant, and showcases the progression of Mellow Mood, as they proved to be among the protagonists of a new generation of reggae artists coming from all over the planet. Over the second half of 2013 the two singles “Dig Dig Dig” and “Extra Love” were released (the latter features reggae legend Tanya Stephens), as a preview of the band’s development. Their third album, entitled “Twinz” is released in June 2014. It is once again produced by Paolo Baldini, has a streamlined line-up (the band no longer has a stable brass section), prestigious international collaborations (Richie Campbell, Sr. Wilson, Forelock and KG Man) and couples the rediscovery of roots music with a deeper knowledge of the newest Jamaican sounds. Mellow Mood subsequently played at Europe’s most important reggae festivals (Rototom Sunsplash, Summerjam, Sziget) and in Southern America. Less than one year later, “Twinz” reveals its twin: “2 The World”, once again published by La Tempesta, bears witness to the creative growth of the band and is enriched by national (Forelock, Andrew I) and Jamaican colaborations (Tanya Stephens, Jah9, Hempress Sativa, Gideon & Selah). The title aims at both underlining the international calling of the band and the work team gravitating around Baldini’d studio, as well as showing how the Italian scene (artists and the general public together) is now ready to find their place on the reggae global landscape.