DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW
WWW, May 2008 - Even though Reggae Music isn't quite your average political propaganda mechanism, Jamaican politicians will always try and get some Reggae artist to back them up. Twenty-two years ago, DJ Cutty Ranks tried to raise votes for the Jamaican PNP.
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When it's election time in Jamaica, the politicians all of a sudden begin to show some interest in Reggae Music. They hire artists and thing to help them in their propaganda.
The video reviewed on this page is a 1986 recording of such an event.
As he rides on the Sleng-Teng riddim, brand new and kind of revolutionary in those days, Cutty Ranks bigs up the PNP. The selector doesn't take his hand of the mixing board and the people love it too.