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Barrington Levy feat. Obama, Busta Rhymes and Kardinal in No War

No War - "I'm Barrack Obama and I approved this message".

NoWarPoster_barrington_levy_busta_rhymes_lilwayne.jpgBy Shaneka Simpson Writer

Veteran singer Barrington Levy will end this year on a very high note, with another outstanding international collaboration. This time around, the veteran singer has joined forces with Busta Rhymes, Kardinal and Barack Obama to convey a message many have been chanting for a long time - “No War”. A Platinum Camp production, the song is expected to stimulate much interest, and pave the way for his upcoming album of the same name. A video is also in the making. The video shoot will begin mid-December and a member of the team will be present to capture behind the scenes images.

The song combines the genres of reggae and rap with inserts of a speech from Barack Obama, which, when heard as a holistic musical production, makes for great entertainment. Beyond its entertainment value, however, are the ideas expressed that all races and classes can identify with. The overall message is that of no war, but there are underlying themes of the need for unity; yet the instinct to protect family and one’s territory in the face of provoked violence. “Change we need”.

For Barrington Levy, “No War” will prove to be another hit under his belt, but for many, it is rhetoric that addresses the reality of their lives, their hopes and fears all packaged into one. There is the fear of living in a war age, yet there is the hope that a smart, young, black president of the United States brings to so many people that feel he has their interest at heart and will be addressing a concern they grapple with daily, that of living without having to worry about war.

Barrington Levy has done Jamaica proud once again, not just, because he mentions the “PNP’s” and “Labourites” in a bid for unity, but also because he has again aligned himself with some big names to create a new and creative spin to the “Obamania” that has taken the world by storm. This song will definitely create a buzz and keep Mr. Levy’s name in the running well into the year ahead.



Comments (12)


Posted by Farrel | November 24, 2008 12:22 PM

I am proud of Levy and as the article mentioned, "its just a song that people can relate there lives to". I am glad for the president of the USA. I just want to hear that muzic so I can pass my own judgement

Obama Girl:
Posted by Obama Girl | November 24, 2008 1:13 PM

That tune sell aff! it's based on fact no fiction. It's reality from begining to end! Big up I like and my President is BLACK. Change This place really needed!

Posted by Galiss | November 24, 2008 1:20 PM

can you post the single would like to hear dis one

Posted by BabyK | November 24, 2008 2:53 PM

Sounds good, love the flow of KARDINAL OFFISHALL................ IT MAD!!!!

Posted by Phoxy | November 24, 2008 7:55 PM

Something positive to look forward to.

Posted by hyper | November 25, 2008 10:36 AM

this song is more than a potential hit, it gone mad tune

Mr. Lou:
Posted by Mr. Lou | November 25, 2008 11:42 AM

loving this song it must be a hit because obama in it and the song is properly organised

dj frass:
Posted by dj frass | November 25, 2008 11:47 AM

yow these image or wicked barrington to di world i only wish other dancehall and reggae artiste would seek to do good songs like this one no war beenie man and bounty - no war vybz kartel and mavado - no war pnp and jlp stop it now i am dj frass and i approved this message

Posted by hotice | November 25, 2008 1:50 PM

A positive hit that will be a number one on charts all around the world and will be a favourite classic years to come.Good move by uncle barrington at this time, i hope the people listen carefully especially my fellow Jamaicans.

Posted by Val | November 25, 2008 3:51 PM

I am a little bit confused. What do you mean when you stated that he joined forces with ........ and Barack Obama" in his song, also the statement "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message". Did Obama really say that? Do critism, just want to know the facts, and I can't wait to hear the song.

Posted by INFURIATED | November 25, 2008 8:26 PM

barrington yuh rich again this is a definite billboard hit great collaboration all three artiste delivered their parts good, kardinal as really improve i guess from once you obtained stardom you know you have to do good songs there on

dee dee:
Posted by dee dee | November 25, 2008 8:30 PM

@ dj frass, you are so right beenie man and bounty was rivals and now vybz and mavado and none of them get this big like barrington, shaggy, sean paul, junior ried even little sean kingston and not one of them had to war against or try to stop a next artiste from eating food, war mungas deejays the cake is big for all

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