Q: It wasn't titled 'Please Mr Deejay', he had it as 'Play This Song For Me'.
A: Right. It has about four different names! It has 'Please Mr Deejay', 'Play This Song For Me', 'Mr Deejay', 'Have You Ever Heard About My Love' - Carl Meeks and Daddy Lilly do it over on the Redman label, and they called it 'Heard About My Love'. About four different titles. Just like 'Trodding Through the Jungle' - it has like about three titles: 'Chalice In Hand', 'Troddin'' and 'Trodding Through the Jungle'.
Q: The same song.
A: The same song, yeah. So, you know, people give it the name to flip whatever they wanna do it, y'know?
Q: As a "new" song or whatever.
Q: So it was only two songs you did for U Brown, and they were both pressed at the time?
A: No, the only thing he put out on single was 'Please Mr Deejay'. 'Cuss Rasta' just came out the other day on the compilation. I think he plans to release it on a seven-inch in Jamaica.
Q: Titles like 'Rasta Get the Blame', 'Don't Cuss Rasta', 'Call of the Rasta' - what kind of relationship do you have to the Rastafari movement, from then up to now? At least there's several lyrics in defence of the Rasta. What was the inspiration for that song, 'Don't Cuss Rasta'?
A: 'Don't Cuss Rasta'? Before I really get into the business I was a postman, and I have this friend, we usually work together - he was a Rasta. But then he cut his locks, and there was a guy name Barry in the office every day would mouth him, and I say to him, "Why you cuss Rasta?" I mean, he would curse Rasta and then Barry, usually, say, "Why you wear yu locks all the way down to your bottom?" You know, he wear long... he were dread. And I know he cuss Rasta. I sat down and wrote that song one day in front of the office, me and Barry, we were talking about it and I wrote 'Cuss Rasta'. And, like, 'Rasta Get the Blame'? It was like in the early eighties when everything bad was happening in America - is Rasta. Everything happen - is Rasta. So I always write my song offa reality. Always write about things I see and I hear. And I guess most of my songs... people can relate to it or see in it or... it does something to them.