( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) This Two-Time Grammy Award-winning Reggae Band Aims to Reach Their Fans Across All Platforms and Generations Through NFT Blockchain Technology
ENSPIRE Contributor: Anastasia Hanna
Photography: Jess Dismont
Two-time Grammy Award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage announces the release date of their highly expected forthcoming album, Legacy, out everywhere May 28th with their preorder now available HERE.
On the heels of their 2017 Grammy-winning album, AVRAKEDABRA, the reggae royalties are excited to release a new project reflective of their longstanding legacy, all puns intended. This forthcoming project will feature remastered versions of some of their greatest hit singles, including “Don’t Haffi Dread,” “Down by the River,” and “Perfect Love Song,” among others.
Teaming up with some of Jamaica’s and Africa’s most renowned musicians, the band taps Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Bounty Killer, Shaggy, Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Patoranking, Stonebwoy, and more for their newer singles off the upcoming album as they continue to infuse the sounds of reggae across the African diaspora and globe. With countless albums charting in the top 10 on the Billboard Reggae Charts, including their Grammy-winning projects Strictly Roots (2015) peaking at #1 and Avrakedabra (2017) peaking at #3, these reggae legends continue to shape the narrative of reggae music on the global stage. See the full tracklisting below:
Legacy Album Tracklisting:
- “Don’t Haffi Dread”
- “A Man Is Still A Man”
- “Down By The River”
- “One Family” ft Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley
- “She’s Still Loving Me”
- “Nothing To Smile About”
- “Perfect Love Song”
- “Humble” ft Toots and The Maytals
- “Wanna be Loved” ft Eric Rachmany from Rebelution
- “Love Stoned” ft Shaggy
- “So Amazing” ft J Boog, Jemere Morgan & Gil Sharone
- “Reggae Bring Back Love”
- “Gunz in the Ghetto” ft Bounty Killer
- “Strictly Roots”
- “Ready for Love” ft R. City
- “Pay Attention” ft Patoranking
- “Africa x Jamaica” ft Diamond Platnumz & Stonebwoy
- “Nice Up U Medi”
- “Help the Needy” ft Beres Hammond
- “Child of JAH” ft Chronixx
- “Tell Me How Come”
- “Works to Do” Pt 1
- “Sunday Morning”
- “I’m Coming Home”
- “Best Friend” ft Laza Morgan
- “Love You Right”
- “Home” ft Esh Morgan
- “We Are Warriors” ft Bobby Lee
- “Light it Up” ft. PelleK
- “Reggae Night” ft DreZion
- “The World Is Yours”
Most recently, they have teamed up with cryptocurrency blockchain NFT Solutions to release their upcoming album with exclusive bundle deals via Bondly, kicking off their pre-sale event! The pre-sale package includes NFTs with their new album, merchandise, and a giveaway of over $10,000 in prizes.
The highly desirable Gold NFT bundles include a digital download of the new Morgan Heritage album Legacy a day before global release and a Gold NFT from Bondly Finance. The prizes include a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a Vizio 50″ TV with a PS5, and a MacBook Pro 13” 256 GB.
Additionally, there’s free VIP Access to the Legacy Live Stream Virtual Concert, 2 VIP tickets, and VIP experience for every token holder to one Morgan Heritage concert anywhere in the world (excluding festivals) with a few minutes to hang out with the group and a Morgan Heritage x Bondly swag that includes an autographed Legacy album poster.
As the trajectory of the musical landscape shifts to a more digitally inclusive space, the reggae band aims to reach their fans across all platforms and generations.
Morgan Heritage states, “The combination of music and technology is more relevant today than ever. We’re excited about what the future holds, not just for Reggae music but entertainment as a whole. As we saw the internet change the world, we believe the blockchain will again change the world, and it’s important to us that our fans are not only aware but are involved as early as possible”
Bondly CEO Brandon Smith added, “We’re proud to continue developing unique NFTs for Morgan Heritage and its global fan base, so they can continue to expand their engagement and NFT market value simultaneously. We’re committed to supporting Morgan Heritage bringing their music to dedicated fans while introducing it to new audiences through this new technology.”
The Legacy album, which will be distributed via ONErpm, is available for pre-sale everywhere today HERE.
About Morgan Heritage
Grateful for innumerable achievements, awards, and honors such as GRAMMY wins and nominations for best Reggae Album, Gramps, Peetah, and Mr. Mojo are the holy trinity comprising the iconic culturally driven family band Morgan Heritage, which has bridged continents and styles of reggae with their latest offering. The group has amassed over 36 million streams on their top tracks and has charted on numerous occasions.
As leaders and trendsetters, Morgan Heritage are known worldwide for their riveting stage presence and exciting showmanship. So it comes as no surprise that the Royal Family of Reggae has once again broken new ground by being the first to bring reggae music to the blockchain. Their loyal fanbase and exemplary work ethic have helped the group perform their music on stages globally from Africa to Europe and across the Caribbean to North and South America.
Bondly is an interoperable, transparent, and portable swap protocol designed to revolutionize traditional escrow methods and allow everyone into their own digital marketplace. Bondly’s family of trust-enabling DeFi products are designed to be a part of everyday buying and selling activities, giving peace of mind for swap or online purchases. Their product, BondProtect, is a DeFi enabled eCommerce gateway specializing in integrating your favorite online marketplaces simply and easily with no integration fees, just staking tokens.
What NFTs Will Morgan Heritage Be Selling?
Bondly continues its partnership with Morgan Heritage to release Gold Legacy NFT Bundles. The utility and perks grow with each bundle you buy. In addition to the utility and perks all bundles come with, there will also be a giveaway of over $10,000 in prizes. Everyone that buys one bundle will automatically be eligible and the prizes increase in value for those that buy more than one.
Morgan Heritage will be releasing three NFTs, each paired with full songs from their Legacy album which will be released on May 28th. The album not only covers the group’s illustrious career but also takes you on a musical journey that spans 60 years of Jamaican music and its evolution throughout. Artists such as the most recent GRAMMY winner for Best Reggae album and their belated uncle Toots Hibbert from Toots and The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Rebelution, Bounty Killer, Chronixx, J Boog, SOJA, Diamond Platnumz, Stonebwoy, and Patoranking will be included, just to name a few.
How can I Purchase Morgan Heritage NFT’s?
Morgan Heritage Gold NFT Bundles will be sold through their NFT Store which can be found HERE. There are only 500 copies of each song NFT available for pre-sale!