Anthony B sings for dead footballer
Rastafarian firebrand Anthony B has recorded a new single called Memories Still Live On as a tribute to St George's College footballer Dominic James who passed away tragically this week.
"Dominic's death hits very close to home because I am a father, and my son is a footballer who represents Wolmer's under 13 football team, so it this song is very personal to me cause it really shook me up," Anthony B said.
He recorded the song on Wednesday night and released it to the public yesterday.
"Dominic is gone but the memories still live on, this is just my way of sending my condolences to his parents, my heart goes out to them, he was an only child, and he had a bright future, captain of the team, great student, he was the kind of son that you beg for your son to grow up to be. So this touches me as a father, nothing can prepare you for the death of your child," he said.
James, the captain of the George's College Manning Cup team, passed away on Tuesday while representing his school during a match against Excelsior High at the Stadium East. The 18-year-old collapsed just two minutes into the game and was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital of the West Indies while undergoing treatment.
The single will be officially released on Anthony B's Born Fyah label next week.
In the meantime, Anthony B has been promoting his new album which has spawned hit singles, Love Come Down, which hit number one on a reggae chart in Costa Rica, while the second single, Mau Mau Warrior, hit #1 on several charts in Kenya. He is promoting a video for Best of the Best alongside stalwarts Capleton and Sizzla. The song is one of the track's from his last album.