Yes We Can
in stores now!!
Tads International Records
20401 nw 2nd ave
miami FL 33169
phone 305 654 6130
JAMAICA 876 929 2563
(October 24, 2008 – Miami, Florida) Zojak Worldwide, the leader in digital reggae distribution, in cooperation with Cocoa Tea’s Roaring Lion Records, is pleased to announce the release of Cocoa Tea’s eagerly anticipated album, YES WE CAN. The album will be available worldwide on I-Tunes and www.Cocoateabarackobama.com on election day, November 4, 2008. YES WE CAN burnishes Cocoa Tea’s credentials as a foundation reggae storyteller, mixing social commentary and musical genius in a way that both soothes and empowers the soul. Cocoa Tea is joined on the album by an-all star cast including Marcia Griffiths, Shabba Ranks, Cutty Ranks, El General, Dean Frasier and Prezident Brown. Combining modern melodies and timeless roots bass lines with crucial vocals over 14 tracks, YES WE CAN is essential Cocoa Tea.
Deeply affected by international issues, Cocoa Tea has sought to craft an album focused on meaningful concerns, from politics to love. The lead single, Barack Obama, garnered Cocoa Tea television appearances on CNN and FOX News as well as interviews with the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the New York Post for its participatory message and unique Jamaican perspective. The follow up single and title track, Yes We Can is a non-partisan call for unity between people of all political affiliations, races and classes.
Time Is Red (featuring Shabba Ranks), is a cool and deadly combination in which the singer gracefully weaves his lyrical magic between the edgy speech of the deejay on top of a wicked one-drop riddim from Bobby Digital. I Swear, Love is Not to Play and I’m Waiting prove Cocoa Tea is still a smooth yet heartfelt player in the game of love. The duet with Marcia Griffiths, Real Men, is just one of the standout tracks which captures the charisma and passion of these veteran artists. Cocoa Tea’s musical creativity is also on display with refreshing adaptations of two timeless reggae classics, Your Smiling Face by John Holt and Horace Andy’s I May Never, as well as the reggaeton flavored Jamming that starts where Stevie Wonder’s Master Blaster leaves off.
With over 20 years in the business and more than 50 albums to his credit, Cocoa Tea maintains his position as a leading voice for culture and consciousness in dancehall reggae.
COCO TEA (YES WE CAN) TRACKLISTING
1 Cocoa T – Yes We Can
2 Cocoa T – Jamming feat. Cutty Ranks & El General
3 Cocoa T – War War
4 Cocoa T – Real Men feat. Marcia Griffiths
5 Cocoa T – I’m Waiting
6 Cocoa T – Smiling Faces
7 Cocoa T – I May Never
8 Cocoa T – Barack Obama
Cocoa T – Market Place
10 Cocoa T – 911 119 feat Prezident Brown
11 Cocoa T – I’m Not Guilty
12 Cocoa T – Time is Red feat. Shabba Ranks
13 Cocoa T – Love Is Not to Play
14 Cocoa T – I Swear