Protoje - Criminal (2015)

Track 2 from Protoje's #1 reggae album, Ancient Future, released worldwide on March 10th! Share the vibes!

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 Protoje - Criminal  (2015)

Dem a Criminal naa follow dem take wha dem want then dem gone back again
Dem a Criminal naa go them feast, we nuh retreat we just gone to the east
Dem a Criminal but a we follow Jah law see dem a fraud with them tra la la la
Them a Criminal oh Them a Criminal Na Na Na NA

Jah a the main shield
The eye dem stay peeled
The music stay real fi pickney pon the play field
Baby in the stomach, mummy now the pain real
Headphone pon her belly watch him stay still
See The son a shine see how the reign feel
Jah beg u keep him dry i beg i pray fi him
Fi the man den weh a chop it up a grange hill
To the man dem weh a cut it in a cane field
Dem lock up Leonard Howell fi sell Selassie face
Dat couldn't stop the message this a Selassie place
A that you hear we reppin ask about what happen
Pon September 11, 1987
Then them kill we bretheren- Tosh and Free I
So Rasta Reggae Radio could never see the light
Gwaan No believe in I, say i a Levi
Trod with the Simeon So act like u nuh see me.

The Son arise before the sun arise
some despise it a so me summarise it
See some a eyes it wah sit weh I sit
Create a crisis but jah come give me ises
uh huh…. Them send them dogs to the synagogues
but the lions align against the giunea-gogues
Mr. Inquisitor caa go see it pause
Home of Marcus, His Majesty did visit yaad
Me envision them timing a go critical
dem select the pawn fi lef’ it sticky poon we
Walter did warn we, Boukman did born deh
and go Haiti and revolution start, yeah
The same man dem in a Jacket and tie
A dem a pack the supply and attract you to buy
But that is a lie just fi try stack it up high
Well I never oblige I attack and survive

About the Author



There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje is playing an important role in what is becoming known as the "Reggae Revival."

Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

After successfully releasing 2 Albums "The Seven Year Itch" and "The 8 Year Affair" which spawned Rasta Love ft Ky-Mani Marley and Kingston Be Wise; which was featured in Grand Theft Auto; Protoje releases his 3rd Studio Album titled ANCIENT FUTURE.

Protoje's visibility has steadily increased with articles being written in major publications ahead of his album release, and a major achievement was being named on BBC 1xtra Hot for 2015 Artiste list so he will be promoted across the BBC platform. Artistes were selected because As Mista Jams of BBC stated; "they're producing the quality music needed to become big in the next 12 months. It's a real cross section of really exciting new talent all currently on their A game."

Protoje has been gaining momentum throughout the world, performing at quality venues to large audiences and will continue to tour consistently with his band The Indiggnation to promote ANCIENT FUTURE especially in Europe where several tours have already been booked as they continue to spread the music to the world.