Poets issue call to warriors

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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A wind of change is blowing on the poetry scene, as a new generation of spoken word artistes come to the fore.

Two of the front-runners are Richie Innocent and Wise Wurdz who recently teamed up to record Where Are The Warriors?

Where Are The Warriors? is slated to be released on Monday and will be available on all digital platforms.

Richie Innocent said the idea for the collab came about during a telephone conversation with Wise Wurdz last year.

“I was on my way from the IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards) Awards in Chicago, and Wise Wurdz called me to reason. During the conversation, he told me that he had an idea for a poem that he would like to record with me. When I returned to Jamaica we sat down and wrote it together, and after that, we went into the studio and record it and as they say the rest is history,” said Richie Innocent.

Wize Wurdz said, so far, the feedback is encouraging.

“The response that this single is getting is amazing. It's getting rotation from a host of other top DJs locally, and it's also enjoying rotation in the US, Canada, the UK, Africa and Europe,” said Wise Wurdz.

He also added: “I'm happy to see that members of the media and public at large are willing to embrace dub poetry in such positive manner.”

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