For those unfamiliar, Lee Scratch Perry, AKA Rainford Hugh Perry, is a Rastafarian dub reggae pioneer from Kendal, Jamaica. He's one of the country's most important musical icons, active since 1958, and his influence extends far beyond it.
Perry may be 78-years-old, but he continues to put in work nonetheless, his latest offering having been produced by none other than New Jersey Wunderkind Clams Casino. "Jesus Is A Soul Man" is a beautifully minimal take on the dub reggae genre, functioning perfectly in that lane despite the generation gap here.
The track will be included in a re-release bundle for the the 2008 documentary The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee "Scratch" Perry, which chronicles the legendary's artist's career over a period of 50 years. For more information, you can click here or watch the official trailer below.
We realize this is far from hip-hop, but given Clams' involvement, we thought it only right to shine some light. It may be Friday, but try turning down for a change.
When Jesus Christ is in the mix
All things are possible
When Jesus Christ is not in the mix
Nothing is possible
You hear me? Do you understand?
Jesus is a Soul Man
-Lee Scratch Perry