Grammy winning, Bad Boys of Reggae, Inner Circle team up with Reggae Revival’s superstar Chronixx for the anticipated music video “Tenement Yard (News Carrying Dread).” “Dreadlocks can’t live in a tenement yard, too much watchie watchie watchie, too much su-su su-su su”
In Jamaica, a tenement yard is a shanty town or Jamaican ghetto. The lyrics explain why Rasta need more freedom from people watching their every move and chatting their business.
Jacob Miller and Inner Circle originally recorded this big classic tune ‘Tenement Yard’ in 1976. Jacob Miller was the lead vocalist for Inner Circle, and the band flourished with Miller’s humorous antics and vocals. Tragically, Miller met in an untimely car accident in 1980 which took his life. Inner Circle and Chronixx pay tribute to the late, great Jacob ‘killer’ Miller with the release of the music video “Tenement Yard.”
As any self-respecting fan of the TV show Cops knows, Inner Circle went on to become the Bad Boys of Reggae, selling millions of records and setting up their own state of the art studio, Circle House, where A-list rap, R&B, pop, and reggae clients lay down hits. Meanwhile, across the street, the Lewis brothers (Ian on bass and Roger on rhythm guitar) continue jamming in their own private studio along with old friends like “Touter” Harvey on keyboards and Lancelot Hall on drums and most recently, Errol “Skatta” Bonnick on vocals-plus, sometimes, the occasional guest vocalist.