Life goes on despite struggle and tragedy. This is the message on a new single from SpaceAge Rasta as well as Inztinkz and The Sickest Drama of The Council. The song, appropriately titled “Life Goes On”, is now available on all digital platforms and is accompanied by a music video also on Youtube. The track, produced by Fada Scur, is translated to the screen with cinematic visuals shot by Robin Chin and edited by Kadean Dunbar.
“Life Goes On” begins dramatically with speech by His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, followed by SpaceAge Rasta’s wailing chorus. Inztinkz kicks off the first verse, rapping intricately about the ills of Jamaican society and the wider world. The Sickest Drama then carries the baton with the second verse, injecting geo-politics and concerns about modern technology. The song closes with more audio from an interview with the former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I.
The music video, which was shot entirely in the Kingston community of Cockburn Gardens, shows snapshots into the daily life within Jamaica’s inner cities.
“Life Goes On” is the first release from an upcoming collaborative project with The Council, NRG and Eeesah. The Council is the Kingston and New York-based Hip Hop supergroup comprising Inztinkz, The Sickest Drama, Nomad Carlos and Five Steez, while NRG (short for New Reggae Generation) consists of Makonnen the SpaceAge Rasta, rapper Iyah Gift and Houston, Texas-based dancehall artist, Rseenal.
SpaceAge Rasta, who shares the executive producer role with Fada Scur, says, “This was just the first song that we did together, but we have more and we are continuing to work. We just wanted to let people know what is happening so they can look forward to all the epic music we have in store.”
The ongoing project is currently untitled, but more singles will be released in time, before any release date is announced. The next single fans can look forward to is “Streets of Jamaica”, which features Eesah, Five Steez, SpaceAge Rasta, Nomad Carlos and The Sickest Drama.