One of several reasons why I don’t listen to current popular music, in addition to just being older, and not quite understanding its messages, is that there is such adventure in exploring music that I may have never heard before, whether new or old. There’s just too much music out there to waste time.
Good music is timeless to me. With music streaming services, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music & Videos, coupled with AI, I am exploring and enjoying new music all the time. Some of the new music is not so new, but it doesn’t matter.
In a prior post, I mentioned the analogy of our personal lives being like a movie, and that each of us is certainly the star of that movie. Everyone else is extras. By the way, I got that from watching a YT video.
Taking this analogy a bit further, the music that I listen to and discover becomes the theme music and soundtrack to my movie. My life is filled with music every day. I listen to music constantly, all kinds. I especially love international music that moves me. Often, I do not understand the language or dialects, but I can feel the rhythms and emotions.
I have shared music through my blog before, including gospel, reggae, South African, Senegalese, and even Depeche Mode. These are the sounds of my life. I also listen to jazz, especially Coltrane, and Miles. I even recently discovered Shirley Bassey!
Today, I introduce you to Protoje. He is another artist in my eclectic taste that moves me in many ways. His music pushes the envelope of the Jamaican music style. His sound has hip hop, dancehall, culture, rock, and even pop influences.
Because I am very conscious of the messages contained in music, I especially enjoy Protoje’s socially conscious songs. Some are quite radical.
In articles, videos, and songs, I present to you one of my favorite new Reggae artists, Protoje. Kevy
It’s Protoje – Protoje.Com
There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, is a forefront figurehead in what has become known as “The Reggae Revival.”
Leading the militant band – The Indiggnation – this Grammy-nominated 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.
6 Things You Should Know About Protoje – April 27, 2015
Protoje first burst onto the music scene with the single Arguments and has used the traction from that song to build the beginnings of a successful global career. His acclaimed debut album 7 Year Itch was an instant hit, as was the follow-up 8 Year Affair. His current album, Ancient Future, is another global hit. Protoje is also one of the architects of the ‘reggae revival movement, which also includes Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and Kabaka Pyramid.
- His government name is…
- Music is in his roots
- He almost left his music career behind
- He rarely performs using tracks
- His album reached number one on the Billboard reggae chart
- He collects vintage Adidas sneakers
Get to know more about him here:
Protoje – Reggaeville – Reggaeville.Com
Born and raised in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica to singer Lorna Bennett and former calypso king Mike Ollivierre, Protoje blends hip hop, soul, and even orchestral jazz into his native sounds of reggae and dancehall. The musical prodigy hailing from Jamaica, along with a collective of fellow artists, began getting mainstream attention for their addictive melodies and conscious lyrical messages in a movement dubbed the “Reggae Revival.” Publications such as VOGUE, Rolling Stone, The FADER, and PAPER have declared him one of the brightest talents out of Jamaica. His catalog thus far consists of four studio albums: Seven Year Itch (2011), The 8 Year Affair (2013), Ancient Future (2015), and A Matter Of Time (2018). Read More
My 12 Selected Protoje Videos
Protoje – A Matter Of Time (Official Audio) || A Matter Of Time – Jun 29, 2018 – Protoje
Protoje – Who Knows ft. Chronixx (Official Music Video) – May 2, 2014 – Protoje
Protoje – Bout Noon (Acoustic Video) || A Matter Of Time – Jul 23, 2018 – Protoje
Protoje – In Bloom (Official Audio) ft. Lila Iké – Aug 27, 2020 – Protoje
Protoje – Camera Show (Official Audio) || A Matter Of Time – Jun 29, 2018 – Protoje
Protoje – Righteous (Visualizer) – Mar 19, 2021 – Protoje
Protoje – Same So (Official Video) – Jul 16, 2020 – Protoje
Protoje – A Vibe ft. Wiz Khalifa (Visualizer) – Aug 19, 2020 – Protoje
Protoje – Like Royalty ft. Popcaan (Official Video) – Aug 6, 2020 – Protoje
Protoje – Still I Wonder (Live Session) | Vevo Ctrl.At.Home – Nov 5, 2020 – Protoje
Protoje – Sudden Flight ft. Jesse Royal & Sevana (Official Music Video) – Apr 24, 2015 – Protoje
Protoje – Protection (feat. Mortimer) (Live on KEXP) – Mar 30, 2016 – KEXP
Protoje talks Blood Money + shares thoughts on Lisa Hanna wanting to ban Kartel – Mar 11, 2017 – The Fix
Protoje stopped by Nightly Fix and talked about stirring up a conversation about corruption with his single ‘Blood Money’, his New Wave movement + gives his opinion on Lisa Hanna wanting to ban Vybz Kartel’s music banned from radio.
Kevy’s Protoje YT Playlist
Protoje Pandora Radio
Protoje Music Through Spotify
Protoje Music Spotify
Fresh And Clean Playlist By Protoje – Through Spotify
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