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7. Blacka T – A Java

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“A Java” is a modern version of “Java” in a deejay style. Blacka T is an artist coming out of Youthman Promotions, Sugar Minott’s camp. He was around them for years, and he did a lot of recordings with Rockers. Hes’ still around in Jamaica right now so we’re actually planning on doing more work with him. But this is a classic, but more modern Rockers. We call it Digital Rockers. My dad is one link in the family of musicians and he

As early as the album East of the River Nile, my dad did versions. He would lay over the track with the musician that he chose and add different lines and different phrases and slightly alter the original melody but it always had the same sound. It never really changed, but he would maybe change the key or the speed or tempo. This was one of the most modern versions [of “Java”] he recorded.

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