AUDIO: Daniel Bambaata Marley – “If You Go”

Words by Michellee Nelson

Daniel Bambaata Marley  keeps the crowd entertained.

โ€œIf You Goโ€ is the latest release from LA-based crooner/rapper, Daniel Bambaata Marley. Ziggy Marley’s son stands up on his own two feet with this hip-hop-flavored track, a spot-on critique of the rage and hopelessness that looms over impoverished communities globally, and the political corruption that gives birth to poverty and other societal ills.

The trackโ€™s sweet-sounding, melodic chorus breaks up the otherwise weighty lyrics, allowing us listeners to wonder just what possibilities a future in another place and time might have to offer. Not one to ride on the legacy of his famous grandfather,ย Bambaata definitely stands on his own two feet with this one. At the same time, the dread lets it be known that he has certainly inherited the talent that doesnโ€™t seem to be in short supply in his famous family. Ifย โ€œIf You Goโ€ isn’t enough evidence, check out the next-gen reggae track โ€œMaintainโ€ we premiered recently.

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