Tilibop hopes ‘Psalm’ will inspire youth
Reggae singer Tilibop hopes his new single Psalm will stir young people of colour to rewrite the false narratives forced on them by an oppressive system, and seek their own truths.
'Certain people cling to Psalms, Psalm of David, but I am telling the youths we can write our own Psalm. We can rewrite the histories and represent for the times, especially if we know what is going on. Psalm explains what is going on and what we can do," said the artiste. " Psalm is a song to open up your eyes. It is a manual, a blueprint showing you how to manoeuvre and overcome, and how to empower the black mind in order to avoid the traps that the oppressors set to enslave the hearts and minds of the black man."
It is the second release from his I Am Reggae album.
"The song ( Psalm) calls on Jamaicans to rise up. We are the ones people look to, we sing the songs and spark the inspiration in each generation because of the message, and the work has to continue. Rise up," he said.
Tilibop gained an appreciation for music as a young child originally from St Mary. He grew up amid the turmoil in the streets of August Town and later attended Mona High School, where he began to impress his peers with his vocal skills. He migrated to the USA in 2016 where he continued to fine-tune his craft.
"I am ready now. I had to shed a lot of negative energy to get here and be one with my spirit, but the journey led me to this moment," he said.