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First Watch: Imeru Tafari x Addis Pablo x Green Lion Crew – “Nyabinghi Mountains”

Green Lion Crew returns with a brand new collaboration with Imeru Tafari & Addis Pablo. The first single from the upcoming album “Riddim Full of Culture”.

Reggae music has a tradition of bringing back the past and presenting it in a fresh new way. We’re in an age where the next generation of some of our Reggae greats are now impacting the scene with their own modern take on music production. The new single dropping August 19th, 2022 on Ineffable Records is a great example of this. 

The first single from Green Lion Crew’s upcoming album “Riddim Full of Culture” is called “Nyabinghi Mountains” and features Jamaican vocalist Imeru Tafari. He is the grandson of Reggae legend Derrick Morgan and the son of prominent reggae star Queen Ifrica. He has gotten a lot of attention lately for a hit song with reggae dancehall star Popcaan called “Elevate.” On the production side, Green Lion Crew collaborates with Addis Pablo, son of the legendary melodica player and producer Augustus Pablo. The instrumental samples Hugh Mundell’s classic track “Stop Them Jah ” which was produced by Addis’s father and released on his label Rockers International in 1979. There’s so much history on this one track and the music does not disappoint. 

A forward thinking, heavy, dub-drenched instrumental with deep sub bass, trap drums, and choppy spaced out melodica stabs perfectly compliments Imeru’s heavy vocal delivery. This is new age modern roots mixed with trap, electronic, and dub elements. Its style is reminiscent of the 2005-2007 era of Welcome To Jamrock by Damian Marley and Come Around by Collie Buddz. Green Lion Crew and Addis Pablo are in their wheelhouse as two producers at the forefront of modern reggae production in the United States. Nyabinghi Mountains is a must listen for all reggae fanatics. 

The video was shot in Jamaica by Fernando Hevia and directed by Filmaica. Samo & Fernando have worked together on countless great videos coming out of Jamaica in recent years.

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