MUSIC HEARD FROM DIFFERENT GHETTOS IN T&T

We examine music sang by three young men from different walks of life.

There’s an old age saying that music influences the way today’s youth think; and that may just be the case. T&T is suddenly making a switch from what was called ‘gaza music’ to music that will sway young teens and adults to positive thinking.

We’ve seen it work it’s magic with gospel artiste, Jaron Nurse with his track titled ‘Fed Up’; which had every ghetto in T&T asking for a better life and singing about putting the guns down.

Question is have we seen it in action yet? No not yet; however the song did what it did and so much so it got a reply from another local artiste called Mali Dan.

Who sang about a different type of ghetto; a lifestyle in The Beetham Gardens, where he was witness to a daily life of police searches, growing up glorifying the use of guns and drugs.

Mali Dan’s reality vs Jaron Nurse’s is no different from each other based on their communities, however the message in the songs are different.

Now most recently we’ve heard music from Blacka who’s also from the ‘ghetto’ sing about warning today’s youth that a life of crime has no positive end.

Blacka’s track titled ‘Surviving’ speaks about his personal experiences, and what he did to survive while on the streets.

Blacka’s track, though the message is the same to Jaron’s he uses beats similar to famous Jamaican artistes and even starts with a prayer.

With just 36 seconds into the song as as Jaron sang about his father not being around, Blacka expresses the same sentiment and adds that the streets was his way of life and his home, until he made the decision to put the gun down and leave.

So after having listened to all three young men from different communities and ‘ghettos’ it’s safe to say that though the message will be told differently it’s the same reality BUT with separate outcomes.

One chose to stay, one has turned his pain and sorry to God and the other one has chosen to tell his personal story to help others change.

Or you be the judge!

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