Inner Circle and long time friend @DonOmar worked together at Circle Village for the album “Caribbean Connection”. The album paired reggae artists with a Latin sensation. The song is talking about streets of Puerto Rico and the streets of Jamaica Enjoy!!! Have an Irie Cinco De mayo.
There was a point in the late 70′s in Jamaica when Bob Marley had become such an international icon that Jamaica’s people were identifying more with artists who were still based locally. Jacob Miller and his band Inner Circle were pretty much running things in this era and were getting far more play in the dancehall than Marley. Featured prominently in the cult classic “Rockers” film, “The Killer” will always be remembered for his larger than life persona. Splashes of his unique vocal style can be heard in plenty of contemporary artists, (See Sizzla’s “Praise Ye Jah, hail the empor-ah-ah-ah”) plus Jacob Miller’s shirtless, big-belly man swag was unprecedented!
Ian and Roger discuss how Inner Circle got their name, Jacob Miller’s vibe, Jacob Miller and Bob Marley’s friendship. Playing “Forward Ever, Backward Never” with Grenada Politician Maurice Bishop in attendance and more.