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Tivoli Killings Inspire Droop Lion's "Freeway"

droop_lion_reggae_artiste.jpgFast rising roots Reggae artiste Droop Lion is taking the Freeway as his new single says. He has decided to steer clear of the evils and temptations of crime and violence around him in his community, and is encouraging other youths to do the same.


According to Droop he was inspired to write this song in May 2010 in the aftermath of the killing of over 70 persons in Tivoli Gardens western Kingston as a consequence of the impasse between Jamaican law enforcement personnel and residents of that community. The globally publicized gun battles between civilians and Jamaican law enforcement officers also resulted in several persons fleeing from Tivoli to other inner city communities such Kingston 11 and Kingston 13 where Droop resides.

In "Freeway" Droop sings -
"When the barrel cracks and the smoke smell
Mama sing a prayer for me
She put her arms around me and say this place gonna set us free"

Recently signed to a worldwide management and recording contract with Florida based Mix It Productions, Droop has now released his second promotional music video for the "Freeway" recording produced by Chalice keyboardist Alla for the Mix It Productions label. The video was shot in the beautiful St. Catherine countryside and directed by Nordia Rose. Photos shot on location during the video shoot were recently posted on Facebook and attracted a number of comments from Droop fans around the world, setting the stage for a much anticipated television and Internet release of the video.

The "Freeway" music video is Droop Lion's second official music video release, the first being for his single "Mama Soon Come". As is the case in "Mama Soon Come", Droop clearly demonstrates in the "Freeway" video his affinity for performing and expressing before the camera like a true professional artiste.