In.Digg.Nation Collective Presents New Music from Lila Iké
IN.DIGG.NATION COLLECTIVE PRESENTS NEW MUSIC FROM LILA IKÉ
The newest member from Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective, Lila Iké is a young Jamaican singer with an old soul and a classically soulful voice. Iké took the decidedly unorthodox path of releasing a tribute to her mother as her debut single, “Biggest Fan” and her second release, “Gotti Gotti,” likewise acknowledges the wisdom of elders, as she takes her generation’s predilection for greed to task on a vintage reggae riddim.
“There’s a popular Jamaican saying that my elders used to say while growing up, ‘Who have it, no want it, and who no have it can’t get it,’” Iké says. “The song reflects on this adage, and the connection between greed and the social issues people face in society.”
Musically, the track, credited to producers Donald ‘Danny Bassie’ Dennis, The DrumKeys and Diggy British (an alias of Protoje), calls back to classic Black Uhuru, re-licking Sly and Robbie’s riddim from 1981’s “Sponji Reggae”. It’s an appropriate sound for Iké, who has a bit of Puma Jones about her (and perhaps a little Mykal Rose, too).