In a historic move, Grammy Award-Winning Reggae bloodline Morgan Heritage has announced their forthcoming Star-Studded LP titled The Homeland. The new collection which bridges Africa & Jamaica drops on the 21st of April 2023 features Shaggy, Beenie Man, Popcaan, Shatta Wale, Jah Prayzah, Ice Queen Cleo, Youssou N’Dour, Mádé Kuti, Alpha Blondy, Otile Brown, Eddy Kenzo, Busy Signal, Capleton & more Special Guests from the Caribbean & The African Continent.
“This is set to be the biggest collaborative project of the decade and generations to come.”
The 3x Grammy award-winning reggae group Morgan Heritage –– currently composed of the Trinity: Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan, and Mr. Mojo Morgan, all the children of late reggae great and Father of A Nation, the Hon. Ras Denroy Morgan –– announced their new studio album, The Homeland, out April 21. To accompany the album announcement, Morgan Heritage has shared lead single “Who Deh Like U” feat Bounty Killer, Cham & Stonebwoy, which debuted at #1 on the US iTunes Afro-Beat chart.
“It’s hard to find anyone to compare to you. Even from a million miles away your value will never diminish because you are so unique…” says Mojo Morgan about the meaning of the track. “It will be hard to find another like you anywhere in the world.”
The star-studded 21-track collection –– the group’s first since Denroy Morgan’s passing last year –– marks a new era for Morgan Heritage, as they expand their global reach from the Caribbean to the African Continent and beyond with guest contributions from Popcaan, Youssou N’Dour, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Shatta Wale, Mádé Kuti, and more. This album is a project of rebirth for the Morgan brothers, built upon a lineage that has lasted decades and one that will continue to forge forward. Musically, they take the listener on a journey that not only reminds them of days past, but the future ahead.
For Zimbabwe, the biggest highlight of the project is that it features multi-award winning artiste Jah Prayzah and the project was co-produced by Jusa Dementor. This recognition of Zimbabwean talent will go a long way in propelling local music to the global stage and opening doors for more opportunities.
#1 US iTunes Afro-Beat Single “Who Deh Like U” Ft. Bounty Killer, Cham & Stonebwoy Available Now, Listen HERE | Visualizer HERE
The Homeland kicks off a busy year for Morgan Heritage, who will also appear at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and tour the globe later this year.
Listen to “Who Deh Like U” feat Bounty Killer, Cham & Stonebwoy HERE
This announcement comes after a successful release of their first single and video “Just A Number,” which you can watch here. The track serves as an awareness anthem, sparking conversation around the topic of cancel culture and the ephemeral nature of fame. The accompanying music video was directed by Samo (Koffee, Chronixx, Protoje), and filmed at Independence Park (National Stadium) in Kingston, Jamaica.
Heralded as the Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage has released 12 studio albums, including Strictly Roots, which won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. With a career spanning over two decades, Morgan Heritage has worked with numerous multi-GRAMMY award-winning artists and producers across multiple genres of music. Along with the group’s global success, they also command a significant sonic impact over the reggae genre, fusing it with various rhythms and sounds from around the world. They bring a riveting stage presence and showmanship to the culture which has made them synonymous with Reggae’s worldwide appeal.
At the end of the month, Morgan Heritage will be at the GRAMMY Museum (at L.A. Live) as guests for The Drop Series on March 28. This is set to kickstart the culturally-iconic band’s global promotional tour, with planned stops in Los Angeles, New York, England, Germany, France, Uganda and Ghana.