Posthumuous U-Roy album announced

A posthumous album from late reggae icon U-Roy has been announced, featuring guest spots by Santigold, Ziggy Marley, The Clash‘s Mick Jones and others.

“Solid Gold U-Roy”, which drops July 16 via Trojan Jamaica/BMG, features the late vocalist’s classics as well as a cover of the reggae standard “Man Next Door” with Santigold.

John Holt wrote “Man Next Door” for his group The Paragons in 1968, which was later sampled by U-Roy in 1982 for his song “Peace And Love In The Ghetto”.

The visuals for the cover were filmed in 2018, with Santigold’s scenes captured separately later that year. Nick Franco/1185 Films directed the video in collaboration with Trojan Jamaica co-founders Zak Starkey and Sharna ‘Sshh’ Liguz.

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