Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reggae Artists in Support of Kingpin Dudus

To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged drugs and arms trafficking offenses committed in the United States, a number of reggae artists headed into recording studios to voice their opinions on the man known in Kingston as "the President." Foremost among them was veteran roots reggae singer Bunny Wailer, whose "Don't Touch the President" portrays Coke as a benevolent "Robin Hood from the neighborhood." Read more...

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