Ras Ghandi shifts focus from cancer to crime
Last year, reggae artiste Ras Ghandi lost both his wife and his mother to cancer.
The entertainer is still healing from the tremendous loss and has indicated that he’s learning to take things one day at a time. The artiste says he’s beginning to use music as an outlet.
In an effort to move on from the tragedies, the entertainer has shifted his focus from the fight against cancer to the fight against crime. His music aims to reflect that shift.
State of Emergency is the track Ras Ghandi is currently promoting and he is hoping the song’s message will resonate with the Jamaican people, particularly the perpetrators of crime.
“ State of Emergency is on the lips of everyone right now but what I hope is that the message will not fall on deaf ears. I want the violence to cease in Jamaica and so I’m pleading with the Government and the criminal elements alike. I want the Government to do all they can to bring about change and I want the criminal elements to realise that crime and violence is affecting our beautiful island,” he said.
The single which was released under Ghandi’s label, House of Vybz Records, has been doing relatively well, according to the artiste.
He believes the song is resonating with people because it is a reflection of what’s happening in society.
“The song speaks about what is taking place right now, it is real and that’s why people like it so much. It is timely and I hope that all who want better for the country will listen and make some changes,” he said.
He continued: “It doesn’t matter who you are, all of us have a part to play in eliminating crime and violence. We are all affected when a state of emergency is imposed so we should all be concerned about making changes.”
State of Emergency was released last Friday. It is available on YouTube.