AS the production crew gets ready to shoot scenes for the music video to Inner Circle and Chronixx Tenement Yard in Miami, Abebe Lewis is close to the action, making sure everything is in place.
Lewis, 35, is the son of Inner Circle bassist Ian Lewis and nephew of the band’s guitarist Roger Lewis. He is the marketing consultant for Inner Circle’s label, Soundbwoy Entertainment, and the group’s Circle House Studios, located in north Miami.
Though he was born in Kingston, Lewis was raised in South Florida. He has helped oversee the second coming of Inner Circle, which his father and uncle formed as teenagers in 1968.
Inner Circle still tours, performing their hit songs from the 1970s (which include Tired Fi Lick Weed in a Bush and Tenement Yard) and the 1990s (Bad Boys, Sweat). In recent years, they have collaborated with emerging acts like Khago and Chronixx at Circle House, a state-of-the-art complex where top pop acts like P Diddy and Pharell have recorded.