The list of reggae songs about the plight of the incarcerated is pretty long, so here are just a few of the best roots songs. I’ll do another post with some top ranking reggae songs soon, but for now, feel these roots.
Probably one of the sickest songs about the plight of the incarcerated ever known to mankind, Izzy Vibes’ Jailhouse Rockin. They said they wrote the song after a trip to Spanish Town prison in Jamaica. Although the jailers made it seem like everything was cool, they could hear the prisoners locked far away shouting out to them, “everything is not as it seems.” Know that.