DIS Magazine just released a mix commemorating Portia Simpson-Miller, the new Prime Minister of Jamaica. A bit of background information should boost your joy in hearing the celebratory collection of songs: Just days before Simpson-Miller won the election this past December, she was asked in a debate to address the matter of Jamaica's politics of sexual orientation and the violence and violent rhetoric against LGBT citizens in the country (which you can read about over at J-Flag, Jamiaca's pre-eminent gay rights organization). The moderator asked, "Jamaica has an international reputation for homophobia. What do you think of former Prime Minister Golding's statement that homosexuals were not welcome in his cabinet, and do you share that sentiment?" Her rival Andrew Holness sidestepped the question, but Simpson-Miller faced it head on and, overnight, became a hero. She said, "Our administration believes in protecting the human rights of all Jamaicans, nobody should be discriminated against for their sexual orientation. Government should provide protection...I do not support the position of the former Prime Minister, because people should be appointed to positions based on their ability to manage and to lead." A YouTube video of her heroism was greeted by the internet with smiles and cheers. Days later, she runs the country. Hard to describe what sweet victories such as this feel like, and maybe music is the best way—Rizzla & blk.adonis mix is exciting, amazing, even, and comes complete with proud, fist-up album art.
Download: Rizzla & blk.adonis' Portia Nuh Play Mix