Dmedz marches on with Rebel SoldierSaturday, September 19, 2015
WITH his latest song, Rebel Soldier, singjay Dmedz continues the positive theme of Empower, his EP, which was launched last December.
Rebel Soldier is the follow-up to Champion, a song the 28-year-old artiste pushed relentlessly for most of this year.
"Rebel Soldier is reminding us that as black people we have to be proud of our culture an' heritage. We use to be kings, rulers of empires," said Dmedz.
He stressed that the song's message addresses issues of national concern, including processed hair and widespread skin bleaching among Jamaican youth.
It is one of the songs Dmedz performed while on tour of high schools throughout Jamaica in 2014 and this year.
The Clarendon-born Dmedz (real name Dwayne Adams) says he has been socially aware since his years as a student at Porus High School in Manchester.
That awareness is reflected in some of his early songs, including Baby Mother Drama and May Pen Mi Come From, an ode to his rural roots.
Production on Empower, which also includes the songs No Vote and Street Smart, began last year with saxophonist Dean Fraser producing four of its six songs.
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