Greetings Ras Fiyah, I do hope you are in the best of health when these few lines reaches you. I have read your assumptions and have taken notice, that you are hearing things from little birds, but since you do not understand the langauge of the birds, I realize, that is why you have made so many mistakes in your post. How ever you are totally forgiven and as a result I would like to give you some advice.
First of all, it is not a very good behavior, for you to hear stories from the little birds and then release information on the internet about an ancient Elder like Iyoungo Iyarnie, saying that he went shopping in the month of July, how does it help us in the struggle for the Liberation of African people, by you telling the world that Iyoungo Iyarnie went shopping in July. Is it against the laws of Mother Nature and Father time for that brother to go shopping?
What is really going on here is it gossip or what is it?
Iyoungo Iyarnie is not the only person upon this earth who went shopping in July, there are millions of other people, why do you have to bring up this Elder's name, who have help to build many of the social and cultural bridges, upon which you are presently walking, to get over in this great struggle, for the true redemption of African people everywhere. The must be better things that you can find to write and speak about, instead of telling this elder's business on the internet, shame on you.
And why don't you do proper investigation instead of hearing what gossip these little birds are telling you?
Sista Malika was very helpful to the Idren since they were staying at her house in Richmond just before the Rastafari Elders album was created. She spent her money and help to take care of them as much as she could. As far as I am aware, she was the person who made the approach to Ras Record to arrange for the production of the CD. She may have made a couple mistakes as we all do, but that should not destroy and wipe away the good works which she have done.IF YOU OR ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HER, PLEASE TELL HER TO CALL DR DREAD THERE IS SOMETHING THERE FOR HER.
I am not the producer of the CD as you should know, unless your little bird did not tell you that, I buy the CD from Dr Dread and in my travels if any one needs it I sell it and make a profit, is there a law against that too?
I do not pay out royaltiers to the Artist, this is done by Dr Dread who is the producer. For your information, Dr Dread have the names and addresses of all the Artist and that includes Sista Bubbles and Ras Idayul, with whom I have communicated in the month of November, when they all recieved their royalties based on the sales of the CD. I really did not have to tell you all these things, but I am doing this for you to be very careful in the future about what you write on this internet, since some of it can amount to slander and gossip, and that is not a very good profession for any person. Please think and investigate before you write.
Finally, I would just like to inform you that I have never met you face to face as far as I can recall, and I would like you to know, that I have never been to Atlanta, and therefore I was never sitting under any tree in Atlanta rehearsing for this CD. As a matter of truth, I was not one of those elders who were under that tree rehearsing, I did no rehearsal whatsoever on this CD, I was only called to be apart of it and I appeared at the Studio and did the works. So you are totally mistaken and you are also totally forgiven.
I do hope that this will bring this matter to a close, I am not interested in any further discussion on this subject.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African People everywhere.
ONE BLACK LOVE ONE BLACK HEART
Baba Ras Marcus
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