Jahvante Campbell joins Satta Massagana Riddim
Jahvante Campbell, a Jamaican-born singjay, confessed that he knew of the Abyssinians and their hit song “Satta Massagana” long before producer Thug Chemist mentioned their names.
“I heard that the Abyssinians were three talented cultural Rastafarians from Jamaica. And that their themes include resistance to oppressors. They (Abyssinians) remind me of Marcus Garvey who fought against black discrimination.”
“Thug Chemist was always telling me about The Abyssinians. Then, in the early months of 2022, while working at J. Wray and Nephew, a sound engineer named Christie began to seek a riddim that would give me the vibes to record a song.”
But as it turned out destiny seemed to win, overtime.
“Chemist got a copy of the Satta Massagana riddim from a producer named Calibud, who works at Bobby Digital studio. And he had already written a song which I would have recorded at the said studio.”
“It was on a Friday, at about two o’clock in the afternoon, and I had left straight from home, which is about a 30-minute ride to the studio. There was absolutely no problem because I had been rehearsing the song several times. With perfect recording, the song was then mixed and mastered at Anchor Recording studio.”
The song titled “Hot Pon Them And Those” is getting good rotation on major radio stations, in Jamaica. In addition to the rest of the Caribbean, the US, and Europe.
Four likable lines of the song are:
“Your obeah man dem
Down a country
Dem caan help you.
You false God you a worship
Him a seek help too.
The big guns dem weh you a swing
Not even can save you…”
Jahvante Campbell, born in Somerton, St. James, first recorded, “Fall On Top,” released in 1998 on the Stampede Production label. Other songs include “Mama I Love You,” “Abba Joni,” and “Slow Down.”
(Photo courtesy of Jahvante Campbell)