Cobra encourages ghetto youth with new single

June 01, 2021

Jamaican dancehall veteran Cobra is still fighting for the underprivileged and disenfranchised of society and has channelled this mission in his most recent release, titled Ghetto Youth.

The track, which details the challenges of the poor while also empowering them to keep fighting, is seen as a fitting release because of the current pandemic that seems to be affecting the lower classes more.

"Jamaica is a prime example of the inequality and double standards that affect the ghetto youth daily. Rules seem to go for some and not all, and the corruption is only making situations worse," Cobra explained. Ghetto Youth reflects real issues that many face daily in modern society, but Cobra also wanted ghetto people to see hope and purpose and find the motivation to keep going.

"I'm a prime example of prevailing despite the odds being against you. This is why I can honestly encourage ghetto youths to work hard and focus on their goals, regardless of the cards that seem to be stacking up against them," Cobra added.

Cobra rose to stardom in the '90s with a mix of gun- and girl-focused lyrics. His most successful singles to date include Tek Him, Press Trigger and Flex, which has been sampled multiple times by international artistes.

Cobra is currently working on an album that should be released later this year. Ghetto Youth will also be featured on the still-untitled project.

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