O-Shen | Saltwater Messenger

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Saltwater Messenger

by O-Shen

Saltwater Messenger will appeal to the hearts of both young and old, and will transport the listener to places unimaginable. In titled tracks Human Traffic, Bully - Bully and Rainforest Nation, O-shen raises the consciousness on important issues.
Genre: Reggae: Pop-Reggae
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1. Country Boy
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2. How You Gonna Know
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3. Human Traffic
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4. Freedom Fighter
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5. My Mind
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6. You No Love Me
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7. Rainforest Nations
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4:20 $1.29
8. Angel Eyes
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9. Sorry
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10. Cold Hearted
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11. Bully Bully
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12. Island Jewel (Tuff Tumas Re-Mix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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SALTWATER MESSENGER is the 6th album from O-shen, after his breakthrough into the Pacific Islands music scene in 1999. O-shen is internationally recognized for his ground-breaking blend of Reggae, Rap and Hip Hop. Woven throughout his music is the fascinating use of the tribal languages of the islands. He continues to blaze new trails in the World music scene, while remaining true to his roots in the paradises of Papua New Guinea and Hawaii. This is O-shen’s first predominantly English album, recorded on the in the United States and opening up his music and important messages to the English-speaking world. Saltwater Messenger is an album that will appeal to the hearts of both young and old, and will transport the listener to places unimaginable, as in the song My Mind. In titled tracks Human Traffic, Bully - Bully and Rainforest Nation, O-shen raises the consciousness of important issues. O-shen is a true freedom fighter, whose big heart bares his soul in Freedom Fighter and Cold Hearted.

About O-Shen
O-Shen is an American who grew up among the tribes of the island nation of Papua, New Guinea. He rose to third-world super-stardom when he became the first person to rap and sing reggae in the native languages of the Pacific Islands. After leaving his Island home of Morobe, Papua, New Guinea to attend high school in America, he experienced major culture shock. Finding community among other misfits in gangs and their criminal activities, at 19 he was sentenced to time in the penitentiary for armed robbery.

From within a maximum-security prison, O-Shen found his way: studying and nurturing his natural talent in freestyle rap and playing the drums. Just 3 years later, he returned to the Pacific Islands and rose to iconic status among the island people as their musical ambassador.

O-Shen is equally well-known as a musical artist in Hawaii, where he now resides. What Bob Marley was to Jamaica, O-Shen is to the people of the Pacific Islands. He is a versatile artist and song-writer, mixing modern reggae and American rap with Jamaican, Raga, native chanting and song.

Both television shows and films have used his music, among them Adam Sandler’s “50 First Dates”. Collaborations have included Jamaican artists like Elephant Man, 3rd World, Black, and Uhuru.

With his captivating good looks, fair-haired dreads and a wealth of native tribal tattoos, O-Shen draws attention, and then holds it hostage with his soulful lyrics.

Currently unsigned to a major label, his last six albums were independently produced in PNG and Hawaii. His song “Meri Lewa” was his break-out song in the Pacific Islands, along with the album, “Rebel 1”. His seventh album, “Saltwater Messenger”, out now, includes “Human Traffic” the proceeds of which will be directed toward helping bringing world-wide awareness of this pervasive crime.


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Keryl

Fierce!
5 Stars does not do this album justice. Oshen's music makes you feel his passion about everything he sings about. Truly one of the best song writers, offering diversity for all, amazing voice and presentation. Fan 4-EVER!