MP3 Leak of the Week: Midnite

MP3 Leak of the Week: Midnite

Midnite & I Grade Records have teamed up once again to release their seventh collaborative album with the release of Beauty For Ashes, their first since 2007. I Grade Records was kind of enough to leak “All i’s On You” to give away for FREE, this week only. Grab it on the homepage & read more here…

You can download Midnite new song “All i’s On You”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday March 15th, 2014.

Midnite – “All i’s On You”
Beauty For Ashes Background:
Beauty For Ashes, the 13-track album also features collaborations with Lutan Fyah, Pressure and Ras Batch. The album includes production in both Jamaica and St. Croix, including production taking place at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios with drummers Style Scott & Squidley Cole. The godfather of kette drumming, Scully, is also featured on many of the songs. The bulk of the music on the album was recorded at St. Croix’s Aqua Sounds Studio, where the album was mixed & mastered by I Grade producer, Laurent ‘Tippy I’ Alfred.

“All i’s On You” Lyrics!
Lyrics by Vaughn Andre Benjamin (BMI):

“Couldn’t foresee the day
When it’s all eyes on you
The eye phone too, the I pad too
on the I tunes new
Inter tele communications saying only righteousness will do
Sub conscious new with apologetic confuse
20 million hits with diverse views news a ruse to defuse a social current that is in marching shoes
Protestation choose to large scale move to let you see
The power of the world wide groove
Indescribable to say, intangible to speak
Only your eyes will seet
How the nations feel sometime tension peak as the news get leaked
What do they seek?
What kind of situation underneath?The things they regard as better get delete
While they telling the police come clean up the street
Higher than fe dem authority come fe dirty it, dirty it
It’s a dirty eat
What do they seek?
When it’s all eyes on you
The eye phone too, the I pod too
on the I tunes new
Inter tele communications saying only righteousness will do
Invest in agriculture is a have to eat
Higher then fe them authority ina deficit
Invest in infrastructure under people feet
Crumbling down decay, will not acknowledge it
Fed up with deceptive words of false deceit
Ina the bills man pocket whey the people seet
What do they seek?
It’s reductionist math ya that they come to speak
When the government owe people down a canyon steep
And people know say every month it’s time to pay some fees
One side a stand up a say them want entitlements freeze
That’s a bit ironic, it’s about payers and freeze
Expensive and cheap right in the grocery
Whey the embarrassment dey whenever your finance weak
Whey you can’t go in dey so for you want with speak
Whey you know what is required when the sensor gates eat
The reason you in ya so you must be shopping
These are the things now children of the King
You don’t go in dey so without the strength for things
Those who exalt their God and King
Know Mother Nature and her offerings
Cultural how to do things is a well spring spring … Spring
The blossoms come in spring
Rastaman ah stand up ah sing, say How family ina so much chibbilin?
A better standard of quality of life we want them fe live
We will gi dem wha encouragement ya, we have it ya fe give
The people character is unique to the quill
If you write it down them would ah say a movie script
From dread tragedy to comedy it come off the lips
Reverence Rastafari woulda balance with
Them seet as the breath of life a gift
When it’s all eyes on you
The eye phone too, the I pod too,
on the I tunes new
Inter tele communications saying only righteousness will do
Subconscious new
It’s all eyes on you
The eye phone too, the I pad too
on the I tunes new
Inter tele communications saying only righteousness will do”

The album was released on February 25th and you can pick it up on iTunes for less than $10.00 right now, by clicking HERE!


Midnite Background:
Midnite weaves the cultural lyrics of “old school” roots music with modern day experiences to create a unique listening encounter. Roots Reggae – naked and raw is an apt description for Midnite’s musical style, in which they forgo the frills of extensive remixes, overdubbing and other musical refinements.

“Unpolished” is the title of their debut album which includes such classics as “Don’t Move”, “Mama Africa”, and “Love the Life You Live”. Originally released in 1997, while the band was located in Washington, DC.

In 1999, Midnite linked up with Wildchild! Records for their second release “Ras Mek Peace”. Incredibly, this album was recorded using only two channels and was mastered without any reverb, filtering, compression or equalization. Songs like “Hieroglyphics”, in which graffiti is likened to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, showcase the intelligent songwriting that pervades all of Midnite’s works.

Following the release of Ras Mek Peace, Midnite returned to live in St. Croix so that they could work with the local musicians and make recordings at their African Roots Lab without any outside interference. The fruits of these labors can be found on their third album “Jubilees of Zion”, which was released on their independent Afrikan Roots Lab record label. The expansive, hypnotic rhythms continue, alongside the messages of peace, universal brotherhood, and cultural resistance to Babylon.

Midnite explodes in live performances with sets that often exceed 3 hours. Their vigorous, weighty sound, driven by the punchy bass lines, creates a vibe that penetrates straight to the heart. These epic musical communions have earned Midnite an enormous following throughout the reggae community.

By breaking all the rules, Midnite is setting a new standard. Armed with a firm foundation in Jah Rastafari, their natural talents, and a strong and uncompromising musical vision, Midnite champions a unique sound that is on the cutting edge of modern roots music.


Midnite Links:
Midnite Website
I Grade Records Website

Huge thanks again to Midnite & I Grade Records for allowing us to share their new song “All i’s On You”, to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

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