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Lyrics Sizzla Kalonji "Strive" :


Oh fyah burn
Sizzla Kalonji burn
Ok ?
I come fi burn dem yes dis fyah keep on burn .

Tell yes we keep strive,
Ghetto youth tell dem we survive
Nuff ah dem no love it when di fyah nite
Tell dem seh we strive
Burn di fyah red and (swore no heights ...)
Tell dem rasta tell dem dem nah compromise tell dem seh
We haffi strive,
Babylon dem get a fyah light
Tell dem seh di (kush heights nah come fi I yow ...)
Ghetto youth tell dem make we rise .

Verse 1

See dem system dem design is just to captivate
Ghetto youths the Lion comes fi elevate
And hypocrits (.. ?? ) wah dem a celebrate ?
Tell dem (kush heights ??) and fyah blaze
Can't stop di powah so mi tell dem seh di covenant ah ...
Babylon mi tell dem seh di seed Rasta ah sow
Wicked dem no clean that's why dem gettin ova ...
Rastaman a burn dem down low .

So mi tell yow seh fi strive
Ghetto youth just keep survive
Burn di wicked dem uppa live ...
Tell dem seh fi strive
Ghetto youth tell dem analyse
Dem no love when ghetto youths dem ah survive
Tell yow mi seh strive
Ghetto youth tell dem we survive
Nuff nuh love it when we analyse
Ghetto youth mi seh strive,
Burning fyah with the light .

Verse 2

Well it no make no sense to try to captivate the ghetto youths dem
Sizzla Kalonji yes we come yah so fi come salute dem
Look how di black woman dem look so natural and cute dem
Nah prostitute nah badda use dem well again
Meditation we yall ah hold
Ghetto youth no badda sell you soul
Di half has never been told
Politicians cyaan never get my vote .

So i tell dem mi seh strive,
Ghetto youths come and survive
Babylon the fyah and the light
Tell dem we seh strive,
Burnin fyah with the light,
Burnin fyah with the light
Tell yow we seh strive,
Rastaman tell look fi analyse
Swore the sacraments tell dem be wise
Tell dem we seh strive
Ghetto youths open up your eyes .

Verse 3

Well dem judgement (creeping up ...)
Babylon ah weh dem seeking about
See it yah now ah Rastaman run the route
Emperor Selassie I di lion heart ah shout
Go tell dem seh di fyah keep on blaze
Most High we keep on praise
Hey ghetto youths ah no di time fi gaze
Rastafari Him a get the praise .

So mi tell dem hey fi strive
Ghetto youths you fi analyse
Swore the sacraments and just be wise
Tell yow mi seh strive,
None ah dem cyaan stop I & I
Hear di youth ah cry
Mi ah tell dem ah strive
Burnin fyah red (mi come fi light ...)
Nuff a dem just good fi criticize
Tell dem mi seh strive,
Early inna di morning when you rise
Marijuana herbs ...
Judgement (it starts to creep on the beast ...)


Sizzla Kalonji Biographie :

Emerging during the latter half of the '90s, the enormously prolific Sizzla was one of the leaders of the conscious dancehall movement. Along with Buju Banton and Capleton, he helped lead dancehall back to the musical and spiritual influence of roots reggae, favoring organic productions and heavily Rastafarian subject matter. A member of the militant Bobo Ashanti sect, he sometimes courted controversy with his strict adherence to their views, particularly his aggressive condemnations of homosexuals and white Western oppressors. Yet overall, his music was generally positive, advocating faith and compassion for poor black youth, and respect for women. He remained something of an enigma to the public at large, rarely granting interviews and keeping his concert appearances to a minimum. Nonetheless, he still ranked as arguably the most popular conscious reggae artist of his time, thanks to a normally high standard of quality control -- all the more impressive given the frequency with which he recorded. A versatile singjay-style vocalist with a gruff, gravelly tone, he was capable of both rapid-fire chatting and powerful, melodic singing, and his best backing riddims were among the strongest in contemporary dancehall.

Burning UpSizzla was born Miguel Collins on April 17, 1976 and was raised in the August Town area of Kingston of devout Rastafarian parents. After honing his vocal skills, he landed a gig with the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system, where he first made a name for himself as a performer. He cut his first single for the small Zagalou label in 1995, and soon moved on to Bobby "Digital" Dixon's Digital B imprint. However, he didn't manage a break-out success until saxophonist Dean Fraser recommended him to producer Philip "Fatis" Burrell. Sizzla released a series of singles on Burrell's Xterminator label, including "Judgement Morning," "Life's Road," "Blaspheme," "We Uh Fear," "I'm Not Sure," and the Shadowman duet "The Gun." His first LP, Burning Up, appeared on Xterminator later in 1995, and he toured extensively alongside Luciano and Mikey General. Unlike kindred spirits Capleton and Buju Banton, Sizzla's early material was culturally oriented right from the start; he was able to build an audience without any of the lyrical slackness that helped establish the other two.
Praise Ye JahCreatively speaking, Sizzla really came into his own with the release of his second album, the Burrell-produced Praise Ye Jah in 1997. Widely considered one of the top conscious dancehall albums of its time, Praise Ye Jah was quickly trumped by the release of the Dixon-produced Black Woman & Child that same year. The title track was a smash hit and became something of a cultural reggae anthem. Sizzla scored several more hits during 1997, including "Like Mountain," "Babylon Cowboy," "Kings of the Earth," and the Luciano duet "Build a Better World." This hot streak kicked off an enormously productive recording binge that lasted over the next several years, with much of his output still done for Burrell.
Freedom CryArriving in 1998, Kalonji was issued in the U.S. under the title Freedom Cry, and featured the successful singles "Love Amongst My Brethren" and "Rain Shower." No less than three albums -- Be I Strong, Good Ways, and Royal Son of Ethiopia -- appeared in 1999, with Be I Strong achieving the highest profile among them. The year 2000 brought three more albums: the double-CD Liberate Yourself (which featured one disc of Sizzla material and another of his protégés), Words of Truth (which featured a bonus live disc), and Bobo Ashanti, a well-received, highly spiritual set with a stronger hip-hop flavor. Refusing to slow down, Sizzla issued four more albums in 2001 -- Black History, Taking Over, Rastafari Teach I Everything, and Blaze Up the Chalwa -- and often displayed a harder edge and a willingness to embrace digital production. That approach changed in 2002, when he concentrated on softer, mellower, more romantic material, which dominated that year's albums: Ghetto Revolution and Da Real Thing. Two more albums, Light of My World and Rise to the Occasion, appeared in 2003. Soul Deep was released in 2005, with both Ain't Gonna See Us Fall and Waterhouse Redemption landing a year later.
The OverstandingBy the end of 2006, Sizzla released the high-profile The Overstanding, an album with hip-hop impresario Damon Dash as executive producer. I-Space returned the singer to his Jamaican roots in mid-2007. Welcome to the Good Life followed in 2011. A trip to Africa influenced two of his 2012 albums, with The Chant focusing on his visit to Zimbabwe while In Gambia was partially recorded in its namesake country. His 2013 effort The Messiah was recorded with the Bread Back production team and marked his 70th album. The 2014 set Radical rounded up lost tracks recorded for the Xterminator label between 1992 and 2003. In 2016, Sizzla released 876, which featured guest appearances by Jah Cure and Samira Taylor. Sizzla indulged his roots reggae influences on his 2017 release Fought for Dis; that same year, he dropped the single "I'm Yours."