Jah Thunder rolls again – Part One
Part One of an eight-part series.
Jah Thunder, born Omar Bolt, is no newcomer to music. The Rastafarian reggae dancehall artiste is already known in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. And this is not because he is related to Capleton or Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet.
Jah Thunder is very talented and commands attention whenever he performs in Jamaica and abroad. In fact, Jah Thunder has earned World News status in a Canadian newspaper. Locally, he has pulled readers to his stories, each time he is featured in The Jamaica Observer, a leader in the Caribbean.
His music videos are always inspiring Jamaicans to greatness. Take for example, “Football,” which reminds us of the reggae Boyz historic qualification for the World Cup in 1997. And also the song, “Fire,” a combination with Capleton, Ikaya, and Marcy Chin, produced by the Kings of Kings label on the “Martial Arts” riddim. Furthermore “Name,” produced by Black Shadow on the “Buzz” riddim, which features Sean Paul’s mega-hit, “Gimmi Di Light”, and “Hungry” feat. Spiritual Mack, produced by Governance Music.
His latest project is “Mankind Mean,” produced by Donroy Muziq, a father Glenroy and Savoy Donaldson Music imprint.
“I got the riddim named “Mankind” from producer Donroy, which was about January 2023. I actually knew the producer for many years, hence my interest in the project.”
“I started to listen to the riddim and loved it. This is because it has a lot of soul which makes one want to be connected and it’s crossover tempo.”
A few lines of the song read:
“Mankind mean dem nuh kind
Dem woulda tek yours and mine
Dem act like everything fine
When dem only seeing
Di hype and dollar sign…”
Jah Thunder feels many people can identify with “Mankind Mean,” because of their experiences in life.
Next in part two: Jah Thunder rolls in Cassia Park, St. Andrew.
(Photo courtesy of Jah Thunder)
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