Reggae Throwback of the Week: Warrior King
Every Friday at ThatsEnuff we take you back with a throwback or straight up old school reggae track, for your listening pleasure.
This week’s throwback artist is Warrior King who performed last week in Jamaica for the Roots Uprising Coronation Charity Concert at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, according to the Jamaica Observer.
The concert was a fundraiser for the Haile Selassie I High School, which was a gift to Jamaica from the Ethiopian Emperor himself. “This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Emperor’s three-day state visit of 1966, and the 80th anniversary of his coronation, which gave birth to the Rastafari Movement,” said the Observer.
Warrior King performed alongside many other conscious reggae singers who’s music conveys a higher message. Warrior King has said in the past, “As a Rastafarian you just don’t sing music, you sing music with a purpose and a mission. To the four corners of the Earth… I carry my music, and the message of the King. And the message of love, to all people of all races.”
His 2001 debut single, “Virtuous Woman,” was an international success for that exact reason, the power in his lyrics and a message that walks the line towards righteousness.
You spend so much time grooving to this reggae track that you might miss the power in his words:
“No real man can live without a woman… she’s essential to his purpose and his mission” and
“I am a Black man, say me Love me Black Woman”
Warrior King, who once called himself Junior King, said that he made music to “uplift people’s heart, mind and soul in a positive way.”
I hope to hear more from him soon. Check out “Virtuous Woman” below.
Artist: Warrior King
Song: Virtuous Woman
Album: Virtuous Woman
Label: VP Records