tv Pop Xport - Pop Xport Special Gentleman Deutsche Welle February 26, 2018 12:30pm-1:00pm CET
the trip by airplane seventeen thousand kilometers and six weeks after taking lands . for get a. touch. percentage. through canada starting february twenty seventh to. welcome to this special edition of pop export this time around we take an in-depth look at german reggae star gentleman. we'll be following the evolution of his career checking out his life credentials. and meeting some of his famous friends for two months to a gentleman is germany's biggest reggae before month he's shifted over a million records to date and has even made a name for himself in the past by the brigade jamaica.
plain. disagree. with. the one thing only trying to win the german has been honing his radio style sound and vocals for over twenty years. if it is so diverse that i can find a song for every atmosphere so i never tire of it in the media and that's the biggest misunderstanding about reggae that it always sounds the same if you listen to the jamaican radio station you notice how varied the music is and the and shouted and american on the fuser just to the guy it's a gentleman from it meant has been rewarded with a string of hit singles and albums his second album journey to john ensign occultist and a german record industry award for best newcomer. was just. the two thousand full follow up confidence shot to the. top of the german charts and sold
a quarter of a million copies. but. the hits kept on coming two thousand sevens and other intensity delivered what the title promised. the clubs had feuds i think helped raise development in germany but if i hadn't someone else would have it's just a joiner of music that has to be discovered sooner or later and they move. to monitor whose father was a dickhead discovered the sound of reggae as a teenager in his practice record collection. eventually dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music. in the late ninety nine he started building up or following for himself at various festivals across here at . the same with.
me well jamaica became a second time. it's kind or there's no other place where i can feel music and i can should make up. he was seventeen when he first visit to the island and its music scene was apparently so polite that some locals nicknamed him gentleman just kept returning learning to make impact and recording a series of songs he's one of the few european reggae musicians to introspect in jamaica green. line was it all been fought in jamaica it was my music is now accepted in jamaica for a long time people knew the songs but didn't know who some it is. now become part of the music you when it started when thai people know me they talk to me on the streets i get a lot of love and respect and i extend that all the respect so no. no
. respect also from jamaican musicians such as barrington levy and sadie rings to pick from don contact us down let's. look at. the outlet. jamaica is also often the backdrop for gentlemen's videos no. gentleman has been commuting between cologne and kingston for over twenty years now . in twenty twelve he recorded some of his six studio albums need a jewel an inch or make up it's been called his most intimate amateur record. makers from jamaica remains my main principles for a show. there's nowhere else where i'm so focused on making music without destruction of killing bin for the most massive. campaign to get there but it
doesn't always have to be jamaica. the video for the single that you remember was shot over the rooftops of new york city it was not feeling well enough to. let. you in then that is a song with a message about returning to the essentials in order to look ahead with me new to determination your objectives james you keep playing the gentleman is positive about the future. he's been the artist in there. didn't seem to come close to my goal of expressing myself musically i don't know if i'll ever really get there completely but this feeling of being on the right path gets me into harmony. and sometimes i. think the gentleman. the janitor shall continue
using his freedom from. playing polo bring. freedom from. gentleman's third album confidence comprised a whopping nine hundred tracks it debuted at number one in germany on its release in two thousand and four years one of the hits it produced the love song intoxication. and everything. to. tell young. players. this was
you know how really like a piano it's actually up it's akin to telling not caring to. take such. a case i know but. i would admit that you know. a lot. but i can't. begin to look up to you i was going to give you need to come up. with some new names. ok let. me tell you the to give it to god. every time you need it. in twenty fourteen gentleman was granted a stint on the high profile the m.t.v. unplugged show he was joined on stage by no ray of all the big name artists here's a look behind the scenes of the life recording in cologne.
slow but judging it. would. be superior to the current. m.t.v. unplugged was a superior opportunity for gentlemen and one he clearly reveled in a good deal. of the current. he's played over a thousand concerts in the last twenty years but this was a very special gig. since a few do it there are so many good m.t.v. unplugged albums it's an absolute gift to be able to do this in such a venue yet. the concerts was recorded at colognes renowned stock garden in august twenty four teams to two dozen musicians involved rehearsed for two weeks before the big day. for let's have a fantastic reggae party. five live.
since jamaica is german second term he knows a lot of reggae stars personally including christopher martin. make a. bad. rap himself in reggae music in such a way that if you didn't know he was german you would have thought it was jimmy. bringing. our no vote and one of the high points of the show was a cover of bob marley's redemption song gentlemen performed with marley son she mani as well as camp you know from the german punk rock that when steve told the holes and the old punk bands always used to play with the way about and the clash goldbach spirit of. no so it will be regular founded on the books and although it's
a pleasure to be. playing dumb play. the m.t.v. unplugged concert was one big party and joining the family of friends for the occasion was gentlemens wife and regular backing singer tommy cow seen here on the left playing. the resulting album subsequently made it into the german top ten player. a few years before appearing in that live performance christopher monckton collaborated with gentleman on the single so the top two men evidently had plenty of fun shooting the video in morocco.
soto where this was a pump installation has improved considerably. i move but there's a very different intensity when you are. also visited a school that receives funds from the german charity thanks ever. so. i never thought it. was still in ethiopia he wrote a song about his impressions closer today. to. try gentlemen shot to fame in nine hundred ninety s. when he performed on top with german hip hop group fun is the first. time he still went by the name of mr gentleman the track reached number so seen in the german charts. i was told that. in two
thousand and five gentlemen teamed up with turkish musician most of us some dollars to record essentially which means fragile her persona stayed in the german charts for twenty four weeks and peaked at number six. zero zero zero zero zero and gentlemen worked with a german hip hop band beginner on on mom the single reached number one in the german chancellor sold four hundred thousand copies making it gentleman says most successful release as i. have read the two thousand and fourteen so the release of a documentary called journey to job for seven years to filmmakers a company gentleman as italian record single album love to see him to make a. push as how the two have made the caribbean island nation this spiritual home and how they've been most themselves into making culture.
everything from the vibrant world of pop music on facebook d.w. music story starts on the latest from the music scene. join us in the universe of pop on facebook to send us a message we love hearing from you. new dawn from twenty thirteen was the first gentleman album with all tracks penned by the artist himself. including the single you remember which recalls the days when people used to write letters to each other. through a good things that many of us know it would soon change everybody's glad to see them back the two bodies.
it seems as if i could just be there just far from home in comfort you simply gloat gemini's fake guest reggae star and kimani money on a joint journey back in time and space things evolution of bottom on these same a down to just one if that many conversation was instead kids like. you are reaching far more struggling to find your dream you know it was recognized to work . very much i know what i like about this project is believe those like me was it what you can look before you know ready it was always the first the over the last little while you know so this articulately framed i'm going to put you in your search again. because it. did lead to hot. head trauma pricing her role as backing singer from the original recording jamaican
reggae style mafia griffith. the great mr griffin is the only guest on the album yes and as such i know that she she really made it and she came to join us on the video sure. i don't think the money was even born at that time when sim a donor was recorded and i was one of the persons who embraced that song that bob did his dad and. i had no preach on at that time that i would be here. you know doing a remake of the song with a gentleman and if my son keep my i make mistakes i'm fine but she meant nothing this man has a festival and in twenty fourteen they performed together at gentleman's m.t.v. unplugged show in cologne says a mutual respect and that worked together and then why. oh you really love until
you. get there but jack. has been before and after introducing you to learn from the way he writes means. he learns from the is hard to kill it's the self and the sounds of it there is a lot in this for us it is so much joy to want to work with it every day appreciate it very seriously because i know. the tripoli's and. their tracks were recorded in miami and clearly not just classic canvas but also a ritual material such as manna i love. this list a really good. book read. the female energy is what keeps us alive if you know it's mother it's the father it's mostly been learned to do the work you know if it were you know
a. good words you try to keep everything to good i mean you may need. to you know it's not about us down but like them stand down for exact same dads are we need something that's not so we can be divided on bring back the child so we can remember the alphabet listed when it came to style and they allow themselves plenty of freedom playing roots reggae as well as ballads they see that collaboration as much more than welcome to visit me last i believe good thing in life is coincidence nothing really just happened there's no such thing as about some things it's written and so therefore this album was just a manifestation of that it was a part of our story if the. last. conversation was a top ten hit in some a twenty sixteen gentleman in kimani molly went on to wow the crowds at major festivals across the or else. and to
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