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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Barry Spiritual, Neil Diamond, Major Black, and Little Rush - Coke A Nuh The Thing 7'' [199x Pills Posse Original Pressing]

This is just a bizarre release all around. We have 4 unknown deejays rapping about the dangers of cocaine on a label named after a different form of abusable substances (pills). Song also features snorting sounds and Shinehead inspired deliveries. Tune is based on Bruce Lee's Sounds Of The Africans 7'' on the Tagarus label (yard deejay, not the martial arts legend). Overall though still an enjoyable song that rode the anti-drug wave of conscious dancehall in the late 80's-early 90's. Unlike some other similar releases at the time though, this one also lumps ganja in with the plethora of evil substances... which goes to show the disconnect between the later dancehall generations and the 70's based Rastafarian/Roots sound that preceded it.

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