Conscious reggae star Sizzla will be targeting youth education in Jamaica with his latest single, “Learn To Read.” A pointed diatribe on the importance of education, Sizzla implores Jamaican youth to utilize skills such as reading and writing to overcome ignorance.
“In the beginning, I spoke Amharic, which is the true language,” reveals Sizzla. “And telling the youths about the brilliance of education, and teaching them the importance of it, will empower them.”
This single is the first tune voiced on the Gal Block Riddim, produced by 22-year old Glenroy “Frosty” Jackson for his own Lion House Music Production, based in Jamaica. It was recorded at Kalonji Records in Jamaica, by Frosty and Ainsworth, and mixed and mastered by Dave Downie and BUG for Unlock My Mind Music, at Hilltop Studio in Brooklyn, New York. The single is manufactured and distributed by Locksmith Records.
The track is now available as a single and ringtone (see links below). It is also distributed from top digital retailers worldwide, including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, VerveLife, Zune, MediaNet, Spotify, Nokia, and eMusic.
Hopefully, Sizzla’s iconic status in Jamaica will resonate not only with children and parents, but also Jamaican lawmakers and officials. Jamaican elections will occur on Dec. 29. By then, the single should be able to worm its way into a few ears in Kingston.
Article By: Chris Castro