Despite his mild mannered persona, Reggae hit-maker Nesbeth was in scintillating form over the weekend delivering a pair of thought provoking performances at Reggae Springfest in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio to the hundreds who turned out to witness the showcase.
Making his debut in both spaces the ‘New Gangster’ crooner was anything but reserved as he ensnared the audience with tracks like ‘Guns Out’, ‘My Dream’ and a moving tribute to his late wife amid the thirty minutes set.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better audience they were very receptive and appreciative. I fed off the crowd’s energy and that helped me to deliver a great set. What more can I say but a big thank you to the people of Ohio.” - Nesbeth exclaimed.
Seguing to the local scene, in recent times the Rastafarian singer has intensified his campaign aimed at uplifting the youths especially the disenfranchised and those most affected by the socio-economic perils of Jamaica. Prior to his departure the singer again visited the Spanish Town Adult Correctional Centre to perform and mentor inmates.
During his performance at the facility, Nesbeth took time out to admonish inmates about the path of criminality stating he earnestly want to see a better Jamaica in which offenders can be reintegrated into society as productive and upstanding citizens. During one of the many segments Nesbeth alluding to the lyrics of his current single ‘New Gangster’ specifically to the line, ‘Bad and still hungry a luu (nonsense) gangster’.
He continued, “You are all in here for various reasons none of which I know, but here is something I want you to think about. What sense does it makes for you to be carrying around with an illegal weapon that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and yet can’t find food to eat? As much as this may sound like a joke growing up in the inner-city I have seen some ‘supposed gangsters’ walking around with guns that weigh more than them. They don’t even have the energy to lift it up properly. The money you take buying that gun could be used to start up a small business to better yourself and your families.”
In concluding Nesbeth received a rousing applause before singing ‘New Gangster’ to close out his visit.
Currently, working on the video shoot for ‘New Gangster’ Nesbeth is booked to appear at the Police Federation Conference on May 9th at lberostar Hotel; Caribbean Village Cultural Festival - June 25 in Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale before jetting off to Atlanta on June 30th.