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New Music: Lila Iké – “Gotti Gotti” + Protoje “Truths & Rights” ft Mortimer now available for purchase

By October 20, 2017Articles
Island Stage Magazine

The newest member from Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective, Lila Iké is a young Jamaican singer with an old soul and a classically soulful voice. Iké took the decidedly unorthodox path of releasing a tribute to her mother as her debut single, “Biggest Fan,” and her second release, “Gotti Gotti,” likewise acknowledges the wisdom of elders, as she takes her generation’s predilection for greed to task on a vintage reggae riddim.

“There’s a popular Jamaican saying that my elders used to say while growing up, ‘Who have it, no want it, and who no have it can’t get it,’” Iké says. “The song reflects on this adage, and the connection between greed and the social issues people face in society.”

Musically, the track, credited to producers Donald ‘Danny Bassie’ DennisThe DrumKeys and Diggy British (an alias of Protoje), calls back to classic Black Uhuru, re-licking Sly and Robbie’s riddim from 1981’s “Sponji Reggae.” It’s an appropriate sound for Ike, who has a bit of Puma Jones about her (and perhaps a little Mykal Rose, too).

Stream/Purchase “Gotti Gotti”
Produced by Donald ‘Danny Bassie’ Dennis, The DrumKeys and Diggy British
Written by Lila Iké
In.Digg.Nation CollectiveArt by Paige

Also From In.Digg.Nation Collective:
Protoje “Truths & Rights” ft Mortimer Now Available For Purchase 
Purchase “Truths & Rights”

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