There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica as industry experts and observers agree that Protoje is playing an important role in what is becoming known as the Revival. Not only has he been endorsed by the legendary Bob Andy, one of the premier songwriters in Reggae's rich history; also, noted local journalist, Mel Cooke, qualified the artist's impact with the headline, "Protoje speaks for generation next".
Leading the militant band, Indiggnation, this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.
Of his debut album,
The Seven Year Itch, David Rodigan declared in an interview: "I'm particularly impressed with the album... which I think is very refreshing." Meanwhile, Reggaeville.com declared it the #3 album of the year 2011.
His song RASTA LOVE featuring Ky-Mani Marley has been gaining popularity around the world, as well as DREAD, JA and NO LIPSTICK.
Protoje was voted as Song Writer of 2011 by the prestigious German based Riddim Magazine and it's readers voted him as Best New Comer of 2011.
Now that the proverbial itch has been scratched, Protoje is about to embark on an affair. His second album is called “The 8 Year Affair” and will be released shortly. Singles released so far are
WHO DEM A PROGRAM, AROUND THE WORLD, NOT A MARIJUANA SONG and KINGSTON
Interest is being heightened in anticipation of the release of the album and Protoje hopes to be touring throughout the year bringing Roots Rock Reggae music to the world.
Protoje's Web Site