Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Duane Stephenson and Taurus Riley gets introspective on single 'Ghetto Religion'

Talented Reggae crooner Duane Stephenson, who is gearing up for a tour in Africa this summer, has just finished shooting his latest music video for the single "Ghetto Religion" from his "Dangerously Roots" album.  The single, a cover of the 2003 RnB single by R. Kelly featuring Wyclef Jean, depicts the life of residents in inner city communities and the joy they exude despite the depravity that surrounds them. Duane is supported on the track by the melodious sounds of Tarrus Riley and said in a release, "Tarrus is my musical brother, when I thought about recording the reggae version of the song, he was the one who instantly came to mind. It was just fitting for him to be on the single as well, given we're from the ghetto, the song is relatable." 

IMG-20150617-WA0027Directed by Damion Gayle of Warrior Music, the video was shot on location in Morant Bay, St. Thomas and was chosen to capture the essence of  the 'Ghetto Religion' vibe which infiltrates the raw energy of the people in their everyday element. "The reactions of the people as seen in the video are real. In the face of economic turbulence people still find a way to live easy, enjoy themselves and be alive" Duane said.

Duane Stephenson currently holds the #2 spot on the Cross Caribbean Countdown charts on TEMPO with his "Rastafari Way" video which features fellow artiste Mackeehan.