Jamaican Dub poetry/Reggae Fusion group No- Maddz is set to released their second album named “Heaven on Earth”, Co-produced by Major Laser’s Walshy Fire along with the group. No-Maddz once consisted of four members, now comprises of two members; founders Sheldon Shepherd and Everaldo Creary. The nine-song project will focus on issues that people face in their lives everyday, and will be accompanied by the release of a short film.
“We are tackling issues that are easily ignored because everyone tends to speak about popular issues, that easily get a faster reaction,” Creary disclosed in an interview. “.. Heaven on Earth goes into the lack of using the mind properly, that’s an issue we’re ignoring and 20 years from now it’s going to have effects we can’t undo. Poetry explores the ailments of society and police oppression. We want to comment on popular culture without losing our originality. It’s been more than three decades of terribly violent music that doesn’t really teach the youths anything,” he further explained.
In 2011 they worked on projects like “The Trod” and “Sort Out Yuh Life”, Followed by releasing their debut album in 2015 titled “The No Maddz” which was produced by the legendary Sly and Robbie, the play listed included singles such as “Romance” and “Shotta”.
Everaldo Creary speaks on the group No-Maddz twenty years journey to where they are now. “At the time when we started, everyone wanted to be a deejay; dub poetry was dying,” he explained. “We always saw ourselves just as good as Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Spragga Benz, or even dub poets like Mikey Smith. If you strip the music, Bob Marley was a lyrical dub poet, Miss Lou was as well, and we consider ourselves to be of that school.”
No-Maddz will release the album later in 2018 as currently they are in preparation mode for what will be their third scheduled performance at the Twenty five year old Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California on June 24.
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