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14

by Sista Sensi

Sista Sensi wrote this song describing her imprisonment for possession of ganja many years ago in Jamaica. She was imprisoned at the notorious Montego Bay jail, "14", (14 Barnett St.) and was eventually sent to "GP", the General Penitentiary in Kingston.
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
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Album Notes
This is a song written by Sensi describing her imprisonment (3 1/2 months) for possession of ganja many years ago in Jamaica. The song is called "14" which is the nickname of one of Jamaica's worst jails, since closed . After losing 25 lbs. and being transferred to Cornwall Hospital in Montego Bay with severe fever due to multiple insect and rat bites, Sensi was eventually transferred to "GP", the General Penitentiary in Kingston, which at the time housed both men and women. Sensi learned to "chat Patois", and she learned to sing reggae with the other prisoners for comfort. It was a life-changing experience and she has written a very strong song about nearly dying over "a lickle beeny piece of weed". Sung in Jamaican Patois, it is still easy to understand both the words and the frustration Sensi feels even now at the imprisonment of people for "a plant God grows in the ground", as she says. She is a strong advocate of legalization of marijuana and has donated her song "Frosty The Dopeman" (now re-mixed with King Yellowman and Sensi) to N.O.R.M.L for use in their Holiday Podcast.


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Larry Egleston

Outstanding!
A sprawling disc of storytelling, reggae history and party style, Sista Sensi's 6th studio album seeks the grooves and reach of reggae soul, of course.
Produced with her wonderful friends.. this ruggedly consistent and robustly made music makes statements! Reggae Soul with a message.
"14" tells a story of being at your lowest.. abandoned and alone. Then finding courage through faith to overcome and break free. the breaking free was finding a new faith of life in song!
Listen to all of Sista Sensi's music! Songs.. that make you smile.