Alborosie unleashes his brand new video “Respect” ft Junior Reid off of 2 Times Revolution (Greensleeves), the recent album from the Italian-born, Jamaican-based multi-faceted musician. The 33-year-old Sicilian with waist-long dreadlocks – who Wiz Khalifa goes to for reggae samples (“Still Blazin”) and Pitchfork once claimed was the best artist of the year for reggae/dancehall, stating “say what you want about white reggae– you’ll only need to hear him once to eat your words,” – had a very clear vision in mind for this song and video. “I love myself and I respect myself. I also love people and I respect them too. That is the root of my message and so that is what I push in my music all the while,” he notes.
Using music to express his rebel within, Alborosie serves up 16 tracks on 2 Times Revolution composed with his favored socially conscious lyrics and delivered in his trademark Jamaican-tinged vocals. Beyond being a talented singer and songwriter, Alborosie also plays most of the instruments and produces the majority of this album. Alborosie gains fans’ attention with special artist collaborations, such as “Respect” featuring Junior Reid and “You Make Me Feel Good” featuring Etana. He infuses hip-hop into the mix on “Raggamuffin” and takes a bilingual turn on a tribute to South America’s revolutionary heritage entitled “La Revolucion,” where he rhymes in both Spanish and English. He also embraces his Italian heritage with “International Drama,” singing about the plight of early Italian immigrants in New York and continues to unleash on freedom fighting anthems like “Tax War” and “What If Jamaica.”