Humbleton Focuses on Spreading Positivity Through Reggae Music
Roots, culture, and reality is the mantra for roots reggae artist Humbleton. The Jamaican born talent Oswald Burt started making music professionally in the early ’90s, and he’s always felt that music was his calling. Pursuing music came naturally to him, and the inspiration to create music developed instinctively just by feeling the rhythm or the beat. Humbleton’s musical inspirations are drawn from the likes of Buju Banton, Terro Fabulous and of course Reggae icon Bob Marley.
The most common themes explored in reggae music are usually associated with various subjects including relationships, love, religion, peace, sexuality, injustice and poverty. There are also some songs with lyrics that attempt to elevate the political awareness of the audience through criticizing materialism, or by informing listeners about controversial topics. For Humbleton, his words are accurate to the latter. In “We Nice” according to Humbleton:
“We Nice” is a song that encourages mutual respect amongst our brothers and sisters no matter their background, also enforcing peace and unity in the community while having fun.”
Also in “Future Jamaica,” Humbleton explains:
“Future Jamaica is telling Jamaicans home and abroad to spread peace love and positivity and not contribute to the violence that will only destroy the future of the country”.
Now based in Queens, NY, Humbleton’s songs “We Nice,” “Future Jamaica,” and “Be on the Alert” has given him recognition to push his music career to the forefront of the music scene as a roots and culture artist and as he anticipates to release his first EP really soon.