Binghi Ghost

Binghi Ghost

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The darkest, heaviest and most serious reggae music of modern times. Binghi ghost is an impressive heavyweight fushion of roots philosophy and reggae / dancehall beats. Binghi Ghost's vocals are energetic and engagin, and when combined with a strong live band, they concoct an impressive final show.

Biography

Binghi Ghost has taken the reggae world by surprise as a strong dancehall 'mic chanta'? from the Virgin Islands A place that, until now, has been known for producing conscious, bass driven roots reggae. But make no mistake; Binghi Ghost brings in these V.I. elements to the dancehall scene, a sound which is unique and new to most.

Quoted "The darkest heaviest and most serious reggae music of modern time" (reggae-reviews.com) Binghi Ghost is quickly on the rise, infiltrating the airwaves and mix tape scene all over. His debut album "Street Hits" in late '04 charted for 12 consecutive weeks on college radio and can still be herd played on reggae shows. Since then he's been part of several riddim compilations, including the "Mad Notes" (which features songs by Jah Mason, Luciano, Ras Attitude to name a few), that charted number 1 on college radio its first week out.

Binghi Ghost has recorded songs with major reggae acts, including Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Jack Radics, Bounty Killer, Ras Attitude, and even rap artists Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics) and Zion-I. He's shared the stage with Sizzla, Midnite, Dezarie, Ikahba, Bambu Station, Rankin Joe, Pato Banton and many more. He's currently working on his 2nd album to be released by Island Sound Records and Dasvibes production, featuring a slew of heavy weight reggae artists, singles, videos and worldwide distribution and media.

Hailing from a little island in the Caribbean called St. Croix, Binghi Ghost's musical influences varied growing up. He was raised on his parents' old records, blues, rock, reggae and everything in between. But not until he was 12 years old did he find his calling for reggae music. Listening to his parents Bob and Steel Pulse records, and live shows by Ninjaman, Shabba Ranks, and Ziggy Marley, Binghi Ghost shaped his sound. "I was moved by the foundation, but even more interested in the dancehall deejay's who ripped the microphones to pieces with rapid fyah deliveries."

Binghi Ghost left the Islands for Tallahassee, Florida where he began to pursue his music career. He teamed up with X-Facta and he was the mic man on a 5-person soundsystem representing the Virgin Islands. "We started off small but before we knew it we were packing venues on the regular, making classic reggae mix cd's and gaining a following we like to call the 'X-facta Army.' He hyped up the crowds and did freestyles at their shows and throughout their mix tapes. In 2001, he moved up to DC where he linked up DJ Arsonal, (who has produced for G-unit, Ludacris and De La Soul) and Binghi Ghost cut his first professional demo.

His demo cut him a deal with Oakland based rap label Street Scholars Records, where they recorded and released Binghi's debut album "Street Hits." His album and live shows launched him into the scene, where he has made a name for himself as "the up and coming reggae act you should watch out for."

Lyrics

Good Morning

Written By: Binghi Ghost and Turbulence

Good morning sisters & brothers everyday, anotha�
Murder inna di newspaper�..
it makes me cryyyyyyyyy! Lawd! Well! Oh god it makes I man cry!Den again�.
Good morning sisters & brothers everyday, another�
Murder inna di newspaper�..
it makes me cryyyyyyyyy! Lawd, well!
Oh god it makes I man cry!
Remembah di gyal outta road who went town she get killed�.
5 man get murdah inna di bottom ah di hills�
do anything, for the 1000 dollar bill!
Long time ago dem swallow di poisonous pill!
Why!?
If I had wings yu know how long mi woulda fly!
If it woulda stop tears flowing outta momma�s eyes!
If I had wings yu know how long mi woulda fly!
Left out ah di place where nuff man a die!
Beca� mi cyaaaan, see no peace!
Innna this world, is like a disease!!
Beca� mi feel, nuff ah di pain!
Watch pon corner, where mommy crying again!
Good morning sisters & brothers everyday, another�
Murder inna di newspaper�..
it makes me cryyyyyyyyy! Lawd! Well! Oh god it makes I man cry!Den again�.
Good morning sisters & brothers everyday, another�
Murder inna di newspaper�..
it makes me cryyyyyyyyy! Lawd, well!
Oh god it makes I man cry!
So me say!
this ah di ting wah mi chat bout & yu know is real�.
How many of you ever had a cold blue steeel��.
Inna your face! Left without a choice unu start fi pray!
The gun man can easily take unnu life away!
Why?!Life these days it is a competition�.
Nobaddy�wanfi help one another, dem nah help no one�
Is all about making your money tall & long�
And so we have one failing human condition�
Look around di world an yu only see voilence
Look dung JA yu see di gun dem ah go blass!
Is there really any hope for the under class?
Politician know sey we left out dem dutty ras!(lawd ha�mercy!)
No man on earth ever lay dung in fact
Continue �truggle no matter wha dem goh chat!
Dis binghi di ghost & turbulence will have my back!
Unite the people, peace is what we want tuh rasss!

Discography

Binghi Ghost - "I'm From a Place"
LP - Coming Soon (Island Sound Records)

Binghi Ghost - "Street Hits"
LP - 2004 Street Scholars

Binghi Ghost - "Noble Selassie" (Mad Notes Riddim)
7" - 2006 Royal Inity / Das Vibes

Binghi Ghost feat. Jack Raddics - "Need Your Loving" (Gloria Riddim)
7" - 2006 Island Sound Records / Das Vibes

"Big Up" Drum n Bass Remix by Drew Campbell
-From the "Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4" for X-box - 2006 Konami Digital Entertaiment

"Bad Man"
-Rico Pabon feat. Binghi Ghost from Rico's LP "Louder Than Fiction" - 2006 Hard Knock Records

"This Time"
-Binghi Ghost feat. Relic Secure, Xien How, and Floss A Fee from the "Bay Connect" Compilation - 2006 LivenFire Records

"Girls Like Me"
- Natalise feat. Binghi Ghost from Natalise's LP "I Came to Play" - 2005 Star823

"Warning"
- From the BayLab compilation - 2005 Present Tense Presents

"Big Up"
- Iroc feat. Binghi Ghost from I-roc's LP "Paradox" - 2005 Komplex Records

"Princess"
- I-Roc feat. Binghi Ghost, Relic, Pep-Love from I-Roc's "Paradox" - 2005 Komplex Records

"Listen"
- Relic feat. Binghi Ghost, I-Roc from Relic's LP "Note to Self" - 2004 Street Scholars Records

"Focus"
- Relic feat. Binghi Ghost from Relic's "Note to Self" - 2004 Street Scholars Records

Binghi Ghost and Unity Lewis "Rude Boyz"
- Bonus Track from Relic's LP "Note to Self" - 2004 Street Scholars Records

"Return of the Elementactics"
- Bleeze feat. Binghi Ghost, Unity Lewis, Relic from Bleeze's LP "Hold This For Me" - 2004 Collectiv Records

Binghi Ghost, Relic, Unity Lewis "Trintiy"
- From the "Peace of Mind Vol.2" compilation - 2003 Street Scholars Records

"Cant Handle Me"
- From the "Peace of Mind Vol.2" compilation - 2003 Street Scholars Records

"Greedy Gyal"
- From the "Peace of Mind Vol.2" compilation - 2003 Street Scholars Records

"When Your Down"
- From the "Peace of Mind Vol.2" compilation - 2003 Street Scholars Records

Set List

A selection of original songs from the upcoming album depending on audience and other acts performing. Rangin from reggae, dance hall and hip-hop.