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Lucky Dube

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Biography

Lucky Dube, ⋆ 3 Aug 1964 in Eastern Transvaal, South Africa; ₫ 18 Oct 2007 in Rosettenville, Johannesburg Gauteng (murdered), was South Africa's top reggae artist. He started with local popular music as mbaqanga. He switched to reggae in 1983. He was by then Rastafarian. He played roots reggae, but also love songs like 'I've Got You Babe'. His compilation album Serious Reggae Business 1996 entitled him "Best Selling African Recording Artist" at World Music Awards and "International Artist of the Year" at the Ghana Music Awards. He didn't agree with Roots Reggae's romanticizing of the utopian homeland Africa. stating that for many Africans America and Europe is Utopia as is the song 'The Other Side'.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    We love it, we need it, oh Lord
    Can't live without it
    When the world gets hooked on drugs
    You and I are hooked on music
    We smoke it
    We Love It  -  15,357 plays
  2.  
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    Freedom fighter standing on a mountain in a foreign country
    Trying to send a message to his people back in the ghetto
    He had a home one time, love of a girl
    But he left that behind
    Oh, yes, I can hear him clearly as he whispers in the air
    House of Exile  -  23,303 plays
  3.  
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    Ministers of religion have visited me many times to talk about it
    They say to me, I gotta leave it I gotta leave it
    It's a bad habit for a man but when I try to leave it
    My friends keep telling me, I'm a fool amongst fools
    Now I'm a slave, a slave
    Slave  -  21,109 plays
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    Daddy, where ever you are remember me
    In what ever you do I love you
    Daddy, where ever you are remember me
    In what ever you do I love you
    You left for the city many years ago
    Remember Me  -  19,612 plays
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    Somebody told me about it
    When I was still a little boy
    He said to me, crime does not pay
    He said to me, education is the key, yeah
    As a little boy I thought I know
    Prisoner  -  18,942 plays
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