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August 27, 2014
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Deejays record Mario Deane tribute


Masicka

Dancehall star Masicka has teamed up with Delus to record the single 'Life Keeps On Crying', a tribute to Mario Deane, the 31-year-old who died days after a police lock-up beating and who has become a poster boy for humanrights organisations' rallying cry against brutality.

"I was motivated to do the song because I felt it was very tragic and unjust for a man to lose his life over a spliff when governments all over the world, and even Jamaican Government, are moving to legalise the tree of life, marijuana," he said.

Masicka wants justice for the family of Mario Deane, and hopes that the song, released on theRazzle Music/Subkonshus Music imprint, will keep pressure on the Government to act.

Wants Justice

"I want Mario Deane's family to get justice. I am not blaming all the police. You have good, clean-heart police and bad-mind police, just like how yu have good artiste and bad-mind artiste, and at the end of day, the family must get closure. I find it strange say ah mad people and deaf people ah get charged for this murder. It is really questionable," he said.

Subkonshus recording artiste Delus believes that Life Keeps On Crying sums up the sentiments of the people regarding the young man's tragic death.

"I believe in message through music, and we are the voices of the people. This is a loud cry on behalf of the people and from us, as it also represents us as human beings, 'cause what if any of these injustices happened to you?" Delus asked.

Deane was arrested for possession of a spliff and later died from a severe beating suffered while in custody. Two mentally ill inmates were subsequently charged with his murder, but his death resurrected a passionate and fiery public debate about a number of issues, including police brutality, violation of human rights, and the decriminalisation of ganja.


Delus

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