“Its not class, race or creed but what the people need” are the words of the reggae veteran, Cocoa Tea, in his song titled Barack Obama in support of the Illinois Senator’s vision to make a change in the United States via the presidential portfolio.
“Obama has been able to get people from all walks of life…young and old and beyond racial boundaries to participate in the US electoral process and with Jah guidance I was inspired to add a voice to the movement” was Coco Tea’s response to what inspired him to pen the words of the song. He commented that his inspiration from “the most high” allowed him to conceptualize the song in a short period of time without actually writing down the lyrics.
Cocoa Tea further states that the support that “Obama is receiving from the younger generation is noticeable because usually when young people cry out for change…it comes.” He is now in the process of planning the video shoot in New York for the song Barack Obama later this month.
Cocoa Tea is also busy promoting his new double disc album Anthology which was released by VP Records on Tuesday March 11. In a very jovial mode he commented that the album is the “brainchild of Christopher Chin from VP Records in celebration of reggae music throughout the years.”The Anthology is a compilation of two 18 song discs of Cocoa Tea’s favorite and popular hits and is dubbed a must have to any who want to preserve the unique sound and feel of inspirational reggae music.
Calvin "Cocoa Tea" Scott is a veteran artist of over twenty years and one of the most beloved singers in reggae. His recording career started back in the mid 1970s with great influence from Bob Marley and the Wailers. He is known to many as the most consistent hit maker of his generation. Hits from this reggae legend includes: Under Mi Sleng Ting, Israel’s King, Love Me and Riker’s Island. Evidence of Cocoa Tea’s ability to appeal to all generations even after being in the business for so long is in the song Barack Obama.
Source: Headline Entertainment