Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert hit reggae single "Gone", on RootsTime Production's iDrop Riddim, is holding fast at #5 in the Jamaican Top 25 Weekly Reggae Charts; And steadily climbing the National Charts, recently at #14. This conscious reggae tune speaks to the use and abuse from one person to another, like crabs in a barrel, on their quest for selfish gain and desire for recognition. In a time when bad minded people, politicians, CEOs, and gangsters are glorified in the media; and hurting other people and their families for financial gain and notoriety has almost become a trend; the people's need for a song like "Gone" is self evident. This tune has become an anthem for those afflicted, as well as those aware of this type of affliction of our fellow human beings occurring on a daily basis in many places around the world. The song has been requested over and over on the radio in reaction to such travesties: Recently requested live on radio after a woman in a wheel-chair was robbed at gunpoint, having her chair and belongings stolen by the thief.
Years of perfecting his craft as a DJ and vocalist radiate throughout Musical Sniper's (Rappa Robert) new music. This is what gives his songs, lyrics, and vocal delivery, that unique quality and character that many different people identify with; and can only come from such time invested in quality and perfection of one's art. No stranger to the music industry, Rappa Robert (aka Musical Sniper) was an award winner in many talent contests as a youth, and spent 4 years in the Colgate Childrens Club from the age of 9, where he was a stand out developing his talents as a lead singer in the choir. Rappa is shown hear performing his original song live on the radio at his graduation from the Colgate Childrens Club on RJR Jamaica.
One thing is for sure: In the cookie cutter / one-hit-wonder / fast-paced industry so common today; where corporations and criminals use the music industry to "wash" and get rid of excess money; Musical Sniper is a rare gem of an artist that remains true and steadfast to perfecting his craft as a vocalist and artist. Free and unmoved by trends and challenges around him, Musical Sniper is blazing his own path creating music reminiscent of reggae greats Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff: Music that all people can identify with; Music that remains timeless and will continue to stand the test of time. Look for Musical Sniper aka Rappa Robert new music EP "Tables Turning" coming very soon on the RootsTime Production label.