Five years ago, I stated that finding a David amongst a slew of Goliath in Reggae and Dancehall is no easy feat. However, their are many artistes out there who have not been able to garner the well much spotlight to which their musical repertoire deserves.
Arguably one of the most underrated acts in the Jamaican musical landscape, Nesbeth, have consistently chant Rastafarianism while producing conscious reggae scripts worthy of any musical accolades experts or critics may deem fit. The artiste catalog is filled with compositions tantamount to scriptures written by David the King of Psalms.
Though he has not been offered the respect or given the credit deserved over the years, Nesbeth on his highly acclaimed singled ‘My Dream’ executed melodies, harmonies edged with prophetic lyrics and inspiration. Now, 5 years later after suffering major loss, Nesbeth returns with an equally powerful single titled ‘Blood Letter” with accompanied visuals giving chills to its audience, delivering yet another powerful message.
His single ‘Blood Letter’ which is another masterpiece speaks to race equality, empowerment as it strikingly portrays the artiste in a vulnerable state speaking to the hearts of many. A fitting project to sum up the position of the Black Lives Matter movement which engulf 2020 amidst a global pandemic, Nesbeth continues to use his platform to challenge not just the powers that be but ourselves.
As the world continues to grapple with varying social ills. Its messages like these that can help us to cultivate a culture where individuals irrespective of race and economic station are treated and respected equally.
Many over the years lost their way in pursuit of fame and fortune but the same cannot be said about Nesbeth. His steadfastness and unwavering faith in Rastafarian ideology leaves him as the only few Jamaican act channeling their inner Bob Marley today.
As you hail Nesbeth, a Prince David of Reggae, help to share his message with the world.