Reggae Artiste, Gramps Morgan to donate proceeds from new single to family of Trayvon Martin

by DRW
(Jamaica)

Gramps Morgan

Gramps Morgan

Soulful Reggae star, Gramps Morgan has taken a stance in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old boy recently killed in Florida.


To date, the man who shot and killed Trayvon has not been charged. So in an effort to support the Martin family's demand for justice, Dada Son is donating a portion of the proceeds from the iTunes sales of Gramps' new single, 'Life Too Short'.

"Yes Rasta!" American-Jamaican crooner, Gramps Morgan is unleashing another anthem with his unique brand of 'Rockaz'. His first single 'Life Too Short'emerges from his upcoming second, solo album, Reggae Music Lives which will be released on April 24 2012, in time for Mother's Day.

Penned with his brother Peetah Morgan, 'Life Too Short' was co-produced by Roy 'Gramps' Morgan and keyboardist, Llamar 'Riff Raff' Brown (Stephen Marley).


Gramps Morgan has the gift of delivering spiritually uplifting lyrics aimed precisely at the listener's soul. Through song, Morgan reminds us to live this life while we still have it. Gramps says 'Life Too Short' is simply "a song of comfort", and as a firm believer in delivering music to heal humanity, 'Life Too Short' raises consciousness of the fragility and sanctity of life.

Gramps Morgan's songs and lyrics tend toward the positive in all situations, so when he belts out "...Life too short fi a stress di small things when we know Jah bless me with everything /Life too short fi a worry bout bad mind when the world a suffer from war and crime..." he means that he draws his strength from Jah/God.

Believing in a greater power than self, Gramps urges the listener to stop wasting time sweating the small stuff and to let go of grudges and "bad mind" (a Jamaican idiom that refers to being envious of, or grudging someone).

Gramps' perspective on the murder of Trayvon Martin is that of a father and an American citizen. In a recent statement the Centric Soul Train nominee said: "I couldn't imagine that ever happening to my son." He's speaking of his eldest, Jemere. "As a father of a 16 year old...I don't know what I would do if I was in that situation, but I know that justice must be served."

"We have been following the tragedy that has happened with Trayvon," explains Wendy Morgan, Gramps' manager, "and after reading a report that he was a lover of Reggae music, it humbled us to have someone of that age love our music. We wanted to do our part to pay respect to his young life and contribute to help keep Trayvon's memory and legacy alive."

'Life Too Short' was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at Grafton Studio and Dada Son Recording Studio in Atlanta Georgia.

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