Mojo Morgan, of reggae super group Morgan Heritage, is breaking off in a solo direction with his music and contacted The Pier last week to share some of his new music with The Pier Community. The song is called “Million $ Check” and features Stephen & Damian Marley. Come by here EVERY Sunday for a NEW MP3 Leak of the Week that runs from Sunday to Saturday.
Mojo Morgan –Million $ Check (Feat. Damian Marley & Stephen Marley)
One of the best part’s of receiving and sharing new music is finding out the storyline & background behind the song. I love seeing how songs come together, especially when it’s a collaboration. So we asked Mojo Morgan about this song and he was more than happy to provide a storyline.
“Million $ Check” Storyline:
“This song came about when I saw how the news would report about the Billion dollar corporations losing millions and everyday people that could barely make ends meet would never have their story told. Well this is their story and I wanted them to know that someone out there feels their pain. As well as to reassure them that everything will be okay. On the Remix I reached out to Stephen and Damian who are very close friends of mine to reiterate this message. I call them my brothers from another Mother. I worked with them often in the studio on various projects but this is the first time we are on the same song together and definitely not the last.”
Mojo Morgan Bio/Background:
Born in Brooklyn’s tough Bushwick neighborhood, Mojo Morgan was raised in Springfield, MA and spent his summer vacations back in New York’s hippest outer borough, where he returned after high school. Although he grew up in Massachusetts, the family was able to maintain a home in Jamaica and made sure the strong Jamaican culture was present in the home while raising the children in America. As a member of Reggae super group Morgan Heritage, they started recording for the first time professionally in the 80’s.
Surrounded by sessions of intensive vocal and instrumental training, Mojo Morgan was exposed to everything from the godfathers of Roots Reggae to top 40 American Radio: everything from Sade and Bryan Adams to The Cranberries and Hootie and The Blowfish. Those musical influences have formed a new direction for Mojo Morgan’s solo project and a new sound called “Rasta Rock”.
On his EP “Got Mojo?” his music found it’s way onto Nike’s promotional radar and even received the go ahead from Sting to cover the Police’s “Roxanne”. As well as gaining major media covers on outlets such as ABC News NOW’s “What’s The Buzz”. By receiving such great reviews, Mojo’s solo EP has set the stage for his first solo album in 2011.
Mojo Morgan’s solo CD is sure to be a milestone in a career already studded with numerous accomplishments and accolades. Mojo continues to maintain the fans he has already captured alongside Morgan Heritage and further expand his international reach with “The Next Generation” and the national anthem “Million $ Check”!
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Here is the official music video to the song “Million $ Check”. The video was shot in Dakar, Senegal Africa on Sunseeker Media & Oxygen Line Production. Enjoy The Video & Song: