Welcome to Jamrock

Label
Universal Records / Tuff Gong
Release date
13 Sep 2005
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
42:01

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Confrontation 5:29 130,066
2 There For You 4:42 156,140
6 Beautiful 4:48 127,970
7 Pimpa's Paradise 5:04 53,303
8 Move! 3:44 73,460
9 For The Babies 4:53 68,586
10 Hey Girl 4:15 97,323
12 We're Gonna Make It 4:21 131,704
13 In 2 Deep 4:45 110,016

About this album

From Wikipedia.

In a highly charged performance, Marley covers issues such as crime, poverty and political corruption as part of the harsh reality of “Jamrock”, Marley’s personification of Jamaica, as opposed to the Jamaica advertised as a popular tourist destination. Marley laments Jamaica’s high crime rate and unceasing violence, demanding that those in charge do something about it. In this sense he carries on the legacy of his father before him, in inspiring Jamaicans to stand together.

Both the rhythm (known as World Jam) and the hook are sampled from the 1984 track “World-A-Music” by Ini Kamoze - the original rhythm from the Ini Kamoze album was provided by Sly and Robbie.

The track also samples the bassline from Zap Pow’s hit song “Reggae Music”. An edited version of “Welcome to Jamrock” was featured on the popular video game franchise FIFA 06.

The song was also on the playlist of the video game Midnight Club 3, but on the remix version.

There are many remixes to this song. One features G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo in a diss towards the rap group D-Block. Another features The Notorious B.I.G. Finally, a remix called “Welcome to My Block” features 2Pac, Nas, and Scarface. The Game released a diss song towards Tony Yayo and 50 Cent called “Body Bags” which samples the chorus, while a remix featuring 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre is also available on the mixtape circuit.

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  • METALLER1992

    Probably it's his best album.

    11 Apr 8:42am Reply
  • spadesontop

    His father is very proud!!! looking down on him!!

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dosisman

    sera que se puede descargar?

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • EastMids

    Love his voice in this track

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • RRRRRicardo

    1 Confrontation 2 There For You 3 Welcome To Jamrock 4 The Master Has Come Back 5 All Night 6 Beautiful (Feat. Bobby Brown) 7 Pimpa’s Paradise (Feat. Black Thought) 8 Move! 9 For The Babies 10 Hey Girl 11 Road To Zion (Feat. Nas) 12 We’re Gonna Make It 13 In 2 Deep 14 Khaki Suit (Feat. Bounty Killer & Eek-A-Mouse)

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • jogzambrosio

    rastafaraiii

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • BattleRealms

    Чётко)

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • malaputa

    que gusto escucharlo

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • iLoveDUB

    Still jam it!

    3 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Goral74

    great lyrics, great music - this is Damian Marley

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • abourquin

    JUST GOT THIS ALBUM, AWESOME!

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • mitzifox

    Love him, seeing him in London on 21st July with Nas. SO excited. x

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • NapoMarx

    What's with the album cover?

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • tmorv

    Not only does he compare to his legend of a father without trying, but instead of copying his father he reinvents the inheritance to a new and modern sound. Takes the Marley´s to a new higher level. He embraces his inheritance with dignity and love. Peace, and beautifully done!!! Can´t wait for the Damian vs NAS album thats coming out soon.. My new favourite artist!!

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • wysiwysell

    A winner any day of the week, any point in eternity!

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Hindu_Pez

    Damian's work is breath-taking, deep, perfectly sequenced and produced, and has such a strong vibe behind it, it's almost overwhelming. One Love.

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Andre91195

    Bought this for 50 cents at a tag sale. Beyond worth it.

    18 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Shaunography

    Such a good album...

    7 Jul 2007 Reply

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