MP3 Leak of the Week: Morgan Heritage

MP3 Leak of the Week: Morgan Heritage

Morgan Heritage has just released the highly anticipated follow up to their Grammy Award winning record Strictly Roots with their 12th studio album Avrakedabra. We’re giving away new song “We Are” featuring Kabaka Pyramid and Dre Island — Read up on this new 15 track release…

You can download Morgan Heritage’s new song “We Are,” (feat. Kabaka Pyramid & Dre Island) 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, May 27th, 2017.

Morgan Heritage – “We Are” (ft. Kabaka Pyramid & Dre Island) — Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Morgan Heritage

Morgan Heritage “We Are” Background:

As outlined by our own Brian Glaser, one of the many reasons Strictly Roots was recognized for being such an excellent album could be due to the fact that Morgan Heritage was able to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the scene (including J Boog, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Bobby Lee Jefferson of SOJA, Chronixx and many more).

Morgan Heritage has continued this trend with Avrakedabra as this record includes offerings of songs featuring Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley, Drezion, Mr. Talkbox, a tribute track featuring the late Bunny Ruggs, in addition to Dre Island & Kabaka Pyramid.

“We Are,” is the song that features Jamaica’s Dre Island and Kabaka Pyramid over a track that was produced by Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown.

“When writing the song the idea came up to feature the 2 artists,” says percussionist/vocalist Mojo Morgan. “We reached out to them and they were all game to get it done. Their enthusiasm to work with us can be heard in the song.”

Lead vocalist Peetah Morgan added some additional insight into the background and meaning behind the track: “The statement ‘We Are’ makes is simple. The youth are the future! We are hoping to inspire the young generation to come together, mobilize and change the world for the better. The future belongs to the youth, and we want them to start at a young age on working to make the future of the world better for all mankind.”

When asked if this was a song we could expect to see in a music video, they replied: “Anything is possible! If we did make a video, it would probably look something like Crush Groove meets Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

You can purchase Avrakedabra on iTunes by clicking HERE!

Listen: Morgan Heritage – “We Are” – )feat. Kabaka Pyramid and Dre Island)



Morgan Heritage Background:

One of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage, the sensational roots reggae quintet, which comprises siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Gramps Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Lukes Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Mr. Mojo Morgan (percussion/vocals) has embraced the challenges that come with empowerment of this nature. The group has been around for the last 23 years, having released 12 total studio albums in that time-span with their last album, Strictly Roots, receiving a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album of 2016. Globally known as the “Royal Family of Reggae,” and now today being dubbed as the “Rolling Stones of Reggae”, Morgan Heritage has established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit.

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Related Links:
Morgan Heritage Website
Morgan Heritage Facebook

Huge thanks again to Morgan Heritage for allowing us to share their new song “We Are” feat. Dre Island & Kabaka Pyramid 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
Photo By: David Norris