Akinsanya

Akinsanya

 Kingston, Kingston, JAM
SoloSpoken WordReggae

I am roots reggae poetry infused and harmonized with the celestial elements of Dub music, word sounds is power!

Biography

Akinsanya Born Lloyd Palmer, a reggae Dub-Poet/Intrumentalist is a humble son from the garden parish of St. Ann who grew up in the yam parish of Trelawny. With musical performing arts being a part of the spiritual and social fabric of the Jamaican rural folks amongst which he commune. Akin has continued in this tradition of his grandfather,mother, aunt and uncles who sang and played music in their respective church band. Lloyd was exposed to music and it’s theory while being a student at the William Knibb Memorial High where he was on the schools’ choir. Akin started his musical journey into the reggae arena as a “Dub-Poet”, gaining his motivation and inspiration from some of Jamaica's greats; Virtuoso Jackie Mittoo, Robbie Lyn, Mikey Smith, Miss Louise Bennet, Linton “Kwesi” Johnson and Mutabaruka in nurturing, honing and fusing his artistic talents. 

Akin was propelled into exploring the tenets of the Keyboards after experiencing unprofessionalism and short coming in bringing his art form to reality and satisfaction. “Akinsanya” being a ‘Dub-poet” brings another ingredient into the musical mix of potent dub roots reggae music.
Now Akinsanya has again teams up with Junior Wize following to their previous single "Defender of Faith (2013)". This time, he shares his social commentary on Jamaica's up-to-date topic, Ganja legalization. "Babylon wah gang(ja)" a pre-release single from his upcoming album set to debut in '15. This effort will be a 10 track album featuring Reggae dub poetry and dub Instrumental sounds from the mountains of zion I.

  • Urban journey with Tuff Tuff Triangle '05
  • Skyfiya with Uprising Roots '11

Lyrics

Babylon wah Gang(ja)

Written By: Lloyd Palmer

Intro
Babylon should neva try to gang Jah, 'cause in Hempstead yuh av di good lambs bread. In California yuh have di good Cali farmer.

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good good sensi menia,
Lambs bread, mary jane, good Indeka
Nuh call di rastaman nuh drug pedla.

Babylon used the herbs
to heal pneumonia,
Cancer asthma an di glaucoma,
Arthritis, diabetics,
Pain inna backs, legs an’ hips,
The surgeon general prescribe it
So fling weh phensic, use cannabis
Put herbs in yuh medicine chiss,
Put herbs in yuh medicine chiss.

Herb is not a drug it is vegetable matter
Jus' like the ya,m callaloo and cassava
Okra, cabbage, mint and medina
Nuh call di cannabis narcotic,
Put it pan di list when yuh read the budget
Hear is a message to the finance minister,
Likewise agriculcha,
To plant and export nuff ganja,
Number one foreign exchange earner

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good good senses mi inna
Lambs bread, mary jane, good Indeka
No call di rastaman no drug pedla.

Build up the economy, plant some sensi
Build some ganja free zone factory
Cut out di squall and poverty,
So wi daddy don’t haffi slave,
An wi mommy nuh get minimum wage,
Ganja ah number one in export and trade,
Herbs ah foreign exchange!

Ganja dis, ganja dat
Ganja shoes and ganja socks
Ganja pants and ganja frock
Ganja turban, kerchief and rag
Ganja brassiere, an' bag,
It’s a source of energy for gas
Used to make cloth rope and canvas
So Babylon yuh can’t eradicate dis crop
Ganja ah billion dollar stash

Babylon wah gang Jah
Ova di good good senses mi inna
Lambs bread, mary jane, good Indeka
No call di rasta no drug pedla.

Defender of the faith

Written By: Lloyd Palmer

INTRO
HAIL H.I.M HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY
HAIL HER ROYAL MAJESTY
MOTHER, FATHER OF IRATION
PROTECTORATE OF InI LIBERTY AND BLACK REDEMTION
DUB CHO
HE IS THE ANCIENT OF DAYZ, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH
THA FYAH AND THE FLAME, HIM IS DI POTTER, WE ARE THE CLAY I DO WHAT HE SAY WHAT HE COMMANDS I WILL OBEY ACCORDING TO YUH WORKS AH SO YUH GET PAY!
1.
POETICALLY I SPEAK HAILING THE kING FROM THE EAST
OBSOLETE IS THE BEAST, InI TRAMPLE DEMENS UNDER FEET
SIX FOOT SIX DEEP, WID COFFIN AND REET
BOUND TO THE DEPTH OF THE SEA
EVIL MUST CEASE, RETREAT, CONQUERED BY GOOD WITH A TRIUMPHANT DEFEAT
2.
SO HERE IS MY STORY
AS InI CLAIM THE VICTORY
PROCLAIMING InI LIBERTY FROM CAPTIVITY
THROUGH THE POWERS OF HIS MAJESTY
I HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR
JUS’ BE PREPARE AND AWARE
TO SISTERS AND BROTHERS DILIGENTLY SHOW YOU CARE
3.
THROUGHOUT HISTORY IT HAS BEEN THE INACTION OF THOSE
WHO COULD HAVE ACTED,
THE INDIFFERENCE OF THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
BETTER,
THE SILENCE OF THE VOICE OF JUSTICE WHEN IT MATTERED MOST,
THAT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH
HEAR I CHANTING WORDS OF THE KING
DUB CHO
HE IS THE ANCIENT OF DAYZ, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH
THA FYAH AND THE FLAME, HIM IS DI POTTER, WE ARE THE CLAY
I DO WHAT HE SAY WHAT HE COMMANDS I WILL OBEY
ACCORDING TO YUH WORKS AH SO YUH GET PAY
4.
QUESTION
WHO BOUND THE DRAGON?
MUST BE THE CONQUERING LION
OVER LAND AIR AND SEA
JAH­JAH REIGNS ITERNALLY
ROLL DI TUNDA FLASH THE LIGHTNING SHOOK THE EARTHQUAKE
HIM IS THE ONE WHO IS GREATER THAN GREAT
5.
I DON’T WONDA I DON’T PONDER
InI HAIL THE LION OF JUDAH
HE LIVES N REIGNS AND CONQUER
(MY POEPLE) BEWARE OF PROPAGANDA DON’T BELIEVE IT’S BEST TO KNOW
UP THE RIVER NILE KNOWLEDGE FLOW
DUBWISE TO YUH MINE
TO FREE THE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND
6.
POETICALLY I SPEAK HAILING THE kING FROM THE EAST
OBSOLETE IS THE BEAST, InI TRAMPLE DEMENS UNDER FEET
SIX FOOT SIX DEEP, WID COFFIN AND REET
BOUND TO THE DEPTH OF THE SEA
EVIL MUST CEASE, RETREAT, CONQUERED BY GOOD WITH
A TRIUMPHANT DEFEAT
DUB CHO

Discography

  • Babylon wah Gang(ja). '14

  • Defender of the Faith. '13

  • Herbz Man Instrumental '09

Set List

  1. Mawnig breeze(melodica Intrumental)
  2. Herbz man Instrumenal(melodica Intrumental)
  3. Java(by Agustus Pablo(melodica Intrumental)
  4. Egyptian Serenade(melodica Intrumental)
  5. Defender of the faith
  6. Babylon wa gang(ja)
  7. Bubble pop
  8. Inity Call
  9. Trench Town