Ali gets the keys to the city in 1974

Muhammad Ali came to Jamaica in December of 1974 as a member of a delegation of the Nation of Islam headed by Min James Muhammad, the younger brother of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. Also in the delegation was Min. Lewis Farrakhan. The group took a one-month tour of Jamaica as guests of Prime Minister Michael Manley. Muhammad Ali received the keys of the city in Kingston at Jamaican National Stadium. Ali died at the age of 74 on June 3rd, 2016, after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Ali was known for his athletic prowess and legendary way with words. He converted to Islam in the early 1960s and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. Even as his health worsened over the years, Ali remained a symbol of courage, strength and conscience who was able to communicate across all barriers, including those of race and religion. A funeral service for Muhammad Ali will be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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In dedication of his 70th birthday Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved in acapella

In dedication of his 70th birthday Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved in acapella! A must see!

Today we celebrate the birthday of a legend. Who is that legend you might ask, well…the term is used rather loosely nowadays, but in the days that this man walked the earth, to be called a LEGEND meant something. The music from his era is today still some of the most copied and sought after work that anyone has ever produced. They did not know it then, but these trailblazers were trendsetters. Ok! We get it you say! Now who is it?

It is no other than the one and only, Rastafari, Rasta, Dreadlocks, Natty Dread, One Love general: BOB MARLEY

February 6, 2015 marks the 70th birthday of the legend who met a early demise on May 11, 1981 to cancer. He was 36. However, don’t think that this was a life of 36 years that went by without making a statement. Definitely not! Bob Marley as we know him today created a niche for himself and his country, Jamaica, within the world of music. From tours to magazine covers, radio shows, to albums, Bob became Jamaica’s biggest star. Never before had anyone stepped to the forefront and etch their name into the logs of reggae music as much as he did. His songs were captivating, soulful, heart rending, not too complicated, catchy, with a make you wanna rock kinda vibe. It was nothing overbearing and forceful like the music of today. Bob Marley made music that would live on forever with simple phrases such as “One Love,” “Stir It Up,” “Redemption Song,” and “Turn Your Lights Down Low.”

Robert Nesta Marley was a man of simple creative talents, but he used those gifts to create a name that will live on forever. Thirty-four years after his death we all talk of Bob Marley as if he released his albums yesterday, because when you talk about timeless music, Bob comes to mind.

So today we say, big up and long live the true legend of reggae on this his 70th birthday.

JAMAICAN PATOIS (ENGLISH TO JAMAICAN)

ENG: It’s been a long time since I have seen you girl.
JAM: Gal yuh noh dead yet?

ENG: Oh Lord, we have lost electricity again.
JAM: Lawd …..current lack aff again.

ENG: This meal is not too bad.
JAM: Di food can eat.

ENG: Where did you buy that awful Bracelet Cindy?
JAM: A weh yuh buy dat deh big ole ugly bangle deh misis?

ENG: Hors d’oeuvres
JAM: Ah wah dis likkle sinting you a gi me?

ENG: Here kitty kitty… get down from the roof.
JAM: Hey dutty puss come aff a di house tap!

ENG: I think something is wrong with Susan, she might have the flu.
JAM: Lawd gad obeah tek up Suzie!

ENG: Oh my God, I just broke mom’s expensive plate!
JAM: Lawd mi gad, mi bruk up mama stoosh crackry!

ENG: aren’t those pants a bit short?
JAM: you did a expect flood or yuh tek yuh measurment inna wata?

ENG: Why are you squeezing the mangoes like that?
JAM: Lissen to mi nuh, mi a beg yuh stap fingle-fingle up di mango dem.

ENG: Sir, please don’t throw my luggage like that.
JAM: Aye buff teet bwoy, tap fling up-fling up mi bag dem suh man.

ENG: I wish you would quit lying.
JAM: Tap di blinkin lyin, yuh ole liyad.

ENG: Lift up the hood of the car for me John.
JAM: Hey my yute, fly di bonett rasta!

ENG: I am Waiting for a taxi and it’s taking so long!
JAM: But wait, no Robot naah run todey!

ENG: Get me a pop please.
JAM: Beg yuh carry wan drinks fi mi deh

ENG: It’s time for a Perm.
JAM: Gal yuh head waan Cream, yuh noh si how it tough?

ENG: Yuck!! This is nasty.
JAM: Kiss mi neck back!! What a sinting tase bad an

ENG: I wish you would close your mouth.
JAM: yuh mout come in like when grip cyaan shut.

ENG: Girl, your acne is terrible.
JAM: Massa gad, pickney, yuh face bumpy-bumpy an fayva grayta eeh

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