Nesbeth’s latest release, on DJ Frass’ Street Light Riddim, seeks to redefine the concept of gangster for a new generation. On the track, Nesbeth sketches out a vision of what could be possible if people made up their mind to bring about change. Some have interpreted his lyrics as a swipe at incarcerated Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, but his message of aspiring to be “rich and up” sounds more positive than provocative.
With Jamaica experiencing elevated crime rates at the start of the new year, this tune is right on time. Click here or on the image above to listen.