In an industry where the big labels push the dreariest of pop tunes, it's great when a song with meaning and soul shines through. Take "Real Survivors", a tune with origins in Kingston, Jamaica and Ghana, Africa that speaks to the struggles of world class citizens living in politically corrupt nations. Produced by Dante Davinci of Upsetta Records and Akwaaba of Ghana, the tune features Bredren B of Accra, Ghana; Boom Dekka and Cario Muzyk of St. Thomas, Jamaica; and Senita Mogul of Portmore, Jamaica.
"Real Survivors" blends the native sounds of dancehall with hip-hop beats and blazing badman-style verses to translate its message of surviving in an unforgiving society. The lyrics speak to the hearts of those afflicted by the political dissidence and economic trouble of their nations. With a powerful rhythm and an even heavier message, "Real Survivors" proves itself as one of those songs that's more than just a good beat. You can grab it for free here.