Juggla

Juggla

 West Orange, New Jersey, USA
BandHip HopReggae

Conscious, culture Hip-Hop/Reggae. If you like BDP, PRT, The Fugees, Brand Nubian, Black Moon, etc and you miss that conscious- "Yard-style" Hip-Hop then check the Juggla. New genres: Hip-Hop + Reggae= "Yard-Hop" and Rap + Afro-beat = "Raprobeat" PidginDroppings is the band-Juggla is the emcee

Biography

Leave Babylon – Juggla www.Juggwise.com
Believing the current position of hip-hop in particular and popular music in general to be in a troubled, watered-down state of downward progression, Juggla scrutinizes the state of affairs with a desire to educate, illuminate, and most importantly raise questions in the minds’ of his audience. Juggla’s newest release, Leave Babylon is a concept album that pulls from Rastafarian doctrine and traditional hip-hop culture. The Rasta concept of “Babylon” addresses the entire Western system; materialism, capitalism, and the ills of greed, selfishness, and vanity. He tactfully points out contradictions with this American society, its organizations, and corporations.  Juggla is more at home speaking out about living in a society that consumes and lives comfortably at the expense and exploitaton of the rest of the world than of the overused topics of most of hip-hop and reggae today.
The first song, “Youts of Babylon,” features Poor Righteous Teachers legend Wise Intelligent along with a soulful hook sung by New Jersey native Kendal and a roots-reggae verse by Brooklyn singer Israyl. "Youts" is a call to quell gun violence in America, especially in New Jersey, with Israyl closing out the song pleading, "dash weh di gun and live among the righteous." Juggla ends his verse chatting, "...the same ting gonna happen until the gun store get shut down." Juggla brings a dancehall edge to hip-hop or rap music; something he calls yard-hop, a Jamaican Patois laden hip-hop sub-genre. The songs “Find Us”, “Know How Fi Chat”, “Swine Flu,” and “Move” represent this meld of hip-hop and reggae with Juggla rapping in what he calls “Yard –talk.” Jamaica is often referred to as “Yard” to a majority of the Jamaican people. The song "Fela-Sophy" represents another sub-genre that Juggla coined, raprobeat (a combination of rap and Afro-beat), and features Ghanaian hip-life superstar Wanlov the Kubolor and New York underground emcee Preme Wyz from the 3rd Eye Navigators. “Fela-Sophy” pays tribute to the late, great Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Afro-beat legend responsible for taking the music worldwide. Another raprobeat song, “In On Di Air,” incorporates both Afro-beat and reggae influences and is joined by New York underground greats, Solid Ground, from the End of the Weak (E.O.W.) movement.
The production for Leave Babylon was done mainly by Juggla. He also utilized some of the hottest producers in the New York/New Jersey area to contributing one beat each, namely Nick Wiz, Jess Jamez, Def Dom, Outthere and Nastee. The last song entitled “2012” was produced by Juggla and his backing band Pidgin Droppings. Pidgin Droppings, the 5 person fusion band, plays all the songs off of Leave Babylon adding a live edge to the culture vibe that permeates the album. They are currently playing at some of the best venues in the New York /New Jersey area.

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Lyrics

Reggae Rock

Written By: Juggla, Producer: Nick Wiz

Reggae Rock by Juggla, Produced by Nick Wiz
(Chorus)
See the rock and soul
See the reggae and roll
This kind of music take full control
See the rock and soul
See the reggae and roll
Half the story has never been told
(Sub-Chorus)
Juggla pon the hit parade
Kind of vibes that insight a raid
Vibes make you light a blaze
Recall the golden age
The sound the ghetto made
Roots from the olden days
Starting all the new dance craze while same time giving Jah Jah praise
(Verse 1)
In a disya Babylon, me a di music mon
No lip sync business a gwaan me never sing along
Know me as a veteran with the mic in on me hand
Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dancehall, this a new, new brand
Shabba and Ninja Man, Pinchers and Barrington
Bounty and Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton
Culture that we overstand, music is I religion
Vibes from the underground me mek me own decision
You sight a baldhead mon, but me gwaan like Rastaman
We join together as one pon this ya stolen land
We fight 'gainst Babylon - Zion is the Holy Land
Sight me empress now me love the way she hold me down
Listen to what the prophets say - Hip-Hop and nuff Reggae
Soul Train is coming our way- James Brown and Marvin Gaye
Nuff yout dem gone astray, nuff people get betray
Turn your sight pon culture music if you want a better day
(Chorus)
(Sub-chorus)
Music haffi stimulate, so the yout dem emulate
Gun talk did fascinate, gun talk did desecrate
Corporation infiltrate, devil dem penetrate
From Nineteen how long Hip-Hop start fi dominate
Remember BDP, Remember PRT
Brand Nubian, Black Moon and then the Refugees
And Public Enemy fight against brutality
Tupac pon the West Coast - him flingin down reality
Jah is the Lion of Judah - Juggwise from a New Jersey
Inna New Jerusalem justice pon dis ya journey
Ju-Jitsui in a Japan, jeopardy in a Jamdown
Wall fall like Jericho - music mek we calm down
And the music, and the music, we a talkin to me bredren
Music is the weapon fi di yout dem and me sistren
We nah go fall victim, to the devil and the shitstem
So me beg the youth fi look and me beg the youth fi listen
(Chorus)

Youts of Babylon

Written By: Juggla, Israyl, Wise Intelligent, Producer: Juggla

Youts of Babylon
(Chorus-Kendal)
The Youts of Babylon have to know what's goin on
The Youts of Jerusalem must put down their magnum pistol
Pistol, Pistol
(Jugg Verse)
Some of dem shoot, me a cry fi di yout, da youts of New Jerusalem
Army, Navy , and Marines, Blood and Crip recruitin' them
Young mind it's gun time nuff Mach-ele(mach-11) fi shoot fi dem
America is crumbling down- take di yout and keep reducing them
C.I.A. is swoopin in - Babylon start the abuse again
Confiscate the ganja and give them coke and crack and hallucinogen
Control the education take the facts and they dilutin' them
Wise Intelligent and Juggla - consciousness for the youth and them
Coming upon the spot we have to teach all the yout dem culture
Tell them what a gwaan as we avoid all them vulture
Brick City hot you know - mi nuh like what happen bout ya
Yout dem carry glock a dem too young fi gwaan like soldier
A hundred and fifty gun dem have a hundred and fifty gun and
X-amount a clip fi fire thousands of rounds and
Walk around the town you hear the distinctive sound
The same thing gonna happen 'til the gun store get shut down
(Chorus)
(Wise Intelligent Verse)
(Chorus)
(Israyl Verse)
(Bridge- Kendal)
(Chorus)

Fela-Sophy

Written By: Juggla, Preme Wyz, & Wanlov the Kubolor

Fela-Sophy
(Chorus Jugg and Preme Wyz)
Fela-Sophy this is Raprobeat prophecy
Everybody waan come rock with we
As we chantdown this ya hypocrisy- yeah responsibly
(Jugg Verse)
Black president, Kalakuta resident
Archeologist are sifting through the sediment
Anthropologist are looking for the evidence
But all their intelligence is simply irrelevant
Fela-Sophy can't be broken down to elements
Soul, Purpose, Ideas, Reverence
Take a look around you see the Zombie on the premises
Perambulating about with all the pessimists
Always wanna open your mouth and start to question this
Holding on to all of the doubt - you're steady vexing us
Raprobeat is the new sound and it's infecting us
People wanna gather around and start protecting us
Fifty deep in Winnebagos headed down to Lagos
Spinning like whirlwinds through cities like tornados
He who carries death in his pouch - Anikulapo
Prem Wyz, Wanlov, and me Juggla-Kuti-yo
(Chorus)
(Preme Wyz Verse)
(Chorus)
(Wanlov the Kubolor Verse)
(Chorus)

Brainwash ft. DaCapo & Jasper

Written By: Juggla, DaCapo


Brainwash
(Chorus- Jasper)
It's the Brain, it's the brain, it's the brain
Wash- oh yeah-(Jasper)
Emcees don't say it, DJs don't play it
the Brainwash music- don't say it
the Brainwash music- don't play it
I come through with the linguistics of an optimistic
While some get tricked with and straight confused by statistics
We gain freedom from escaping the materialistic
Culture that persisted within the imperialistic
Views that they choose is type psuedo-scientific
Clues of why they used to abuse is straight sadistic
But our culture got foundation like a wall of hieroglyphic
Babylon simplistic- they want us listed as pessimistic
See they wanna talk about Columbus but the Moors preexisted
Wanna put people in the back of the bus but they resisted
Non-believers steady laughin' at us but we dismissed it
Hip-Hop is not about a bunch of dudes gettin' spliffted
Cause all they wanna talk about is how we smacked it and flipped it
But we chantdown Babylon with intergalactic ballistic
A real lyricist- just the last of the gifted
On a mission to get this rap audience back cause they drifted
(2nd Verse- Dacapo)
Can Obama reverse the tide
Or am I simply holding my faith in fist with pride?
Is the planet on the path of destruction
Is mental corruption creating all my truth or is something
Protecting that my vision is clear son
I’m talking 20 20 but the people don’t hear son
I try to keep it straight so I’m always in question
And when I say in question, constantly testing
What do I walk away with when staring at Jack Bauer
Redefine manhood and patriotism every hour?
Brainwashed to think about the cops as beast
Knowing well you find the wrong elements in the street
Is it – a train of thought one directional
To look at this musical genre as something solely medicinal?
Thinking that fills the conscience
Questioning keeps me safest – this is my ritual!
(Chorus)

Move ft Sinclair

Written By: Juggla

Move
(Intro-Sinclair)
Marcus Garvey words come to pass
Marcus Garvey words come to pass
(Chorus)
You better Move from a disya Babylon
Before the wicked mon dem put a microchip in on yu arm
You better move from a disya Babylon
Before they lock out the border with a military plan
We nah follow dem, we nah deal with dem
Never bother with dem, never feeling dem
Coming upon the spot we teach the yout dem
Me ask the question who gwine help the children
Dem must be fool, a pure judgement fi dem
Just a brimstone and fire Selassie I fi send
Just because the diamond and the bling is the trend
Doesn't mean we have to jump of deep end
(Chorus)
Dem waan put a barcode in your arm or your shoulder
Walk pon this hard road chased by vulture
Overstand how we teach the youth - roots and culture
G'way with your vaccination from me yout dem bout ya
Can't organize people and treat them like number
Just awaken the Lion of Judah from him slumber
Microchip in on me hand - you haffi prepare fi rumble
Roots and tree grow from cracks in concrete jungle
(Chorus)
Now we got the proof- we got the evidence
Some of them move, some of them pack and change their residence
My money don't go to fund views of presidents
If you listen to Marcus(Garvey)- I know your sentiments
We sneak out the border- this ain't no Exodus
Cause if we Exodus they'll drop bombs next to this
We need a sniper -whole heap of perfectionist
Cause Babylon dem must be full up of exorcist
Iron staff in my hand is protecting this
Knock out four Babylonians if I flex me wrist
Rastafari give us shelter from the pestilence
And it's fir pon hard drugs ca we blessin the spliff
(Chorus)
Dem intimidate - militarily
Deh waan fi lock us - unnecessarily
Deh waan fi rape up - Ann and Beverly
Deh cyaan't sing a tune to the melody
Deh waan fi turn a misdemeanor to a felony
And all their wickedness is coming from their jealousy
Dem the enemy - you know that dem no friend of me
And demma kill off Malcolm, and Martin, and Kennedy
(Chorus)
(Outro-Sinclair)
Marcus Garvey words come to pass
Marcus Garvey words come to pass

Jah Works

Written By: Anthony "Juggla" Minervino

Jah Works
(Jugg Verse1)
Juggla with the mic in on mi hand
See how we chantdown this ya Babylon
Mi never like that bloodcloth man
Look how deh live and how dem a gwaan
George "Sticka"Bush and all him gang
911 and dem lickle plan
Whole heap a ting that me cyaant overstand
What a bloodcloth rum-pum-pum-pum
See di man named Uncle Sam waan go Holy Land and be in command
See dem waan fi control dat and kill Iraqi mon and chase Afghan
This is what I understand - gas and oil is under sand
Lightning and thunder mon - mash up all dem wonderland
(Chorus)
Lightning and thunder it's Jah Works, it's Jah Works
Genetic food no it Nah Work, it Nah Work
Sunshine in the morning it's Jah Works, it's Jah Works
All this global warming it Nah Work, it Nah Work
(Jugg Verse 2)
When the Earth get red hot
People nah see food in the pot
We must pray fi di raindrop
And put Babylon to a stop Babylon haffi stop
Too much yout dem get shot (cha)
Down in on di ghetto or the best block
When you pull into the rest stop- search fi di best spot
Fast food full of fat - wind up with di chest clot
Bloodcloth pressure yu heart, leave stretch mark, heart attack
Teeth dem rot, stomach full of gas, bubble in yu belly a run yu ras
Genetic food it test you and it stress you and depress you
Never know say Jah Jah bless you, Ital food to the rescue
(Chorus)
(Jugg Verse 3)
Dem melt Mt Kilimanjaro all the youth dem be in sorrow
When water stop trickle down what the people gwine do tomorrow
Survival narrow all the village in the valley get paro (paranoid)
We must be green cyan't run these machine Babylon dem must be hollow, well then
Dem melt the ice in Alaska - water rise and cause disaster
We can't compute why them pollute flood and storm come much faster
You better try pray for the pastor while you treat planet Earth like a bastard
All you think about is money and prosper - better go satta and live like a Rasta
(Chorus)
Lightning and thunder Jah Works
Genetic food it Nah Work
Sunshine in the morning Jah Works
All this global warming Nah Work
(Repeat)

Discography

1998: "Whatever" and "Gyals Pon It" Juggla & Ganew independent 12 inch single. Bigtop Records
2001: Let Me FInd Out - Juggla. Spoken Word project -independent release.
2003: Fly- "Fly" - Breez Evahflowin producer- Album title cut with much underground recognition:
http://www.last.fm/music/Breez+Evahflowin/+charts?rangetype=week&subtype=tracks
2004: Scholatics: Third Eye Navigators- production only. Underground Hip-Hop at it's finest.
2009: "Proper Light" Nastee feat Juggla - cameo.
http://www.datpiff.com/Nastee_DJ_ADog_Nastee_DJ_ADog_The_Album_B4_Th.m66557.html
2010: Leave Babylon Full length CD - artist, production, etc. featuring Wise Intelligent, Wanlov, Preme Wyz, Kendal, etc.

Set List

Youts of Babylon
Brainwash
Reggae/Rock
Reach Zion
Jah WOrks
Knock Pon Wall
Move
Know How Fi Chat