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Pulse Beat: 5 LIB Tracks on the Minds of the Masses

first_imgLiberian artists today, it seems, are working tirelessly to win the hearts and minds of the masses. And as they make serious gains, how that translates into income to support their work remains the age-old challenge. In the mean time, this is a game of sheer passion, and only those with grit will survive. That being said, here are five LIB tracks that have been on the hearts and minds of Liberians for the past three weeks and counting. These are not necessarily in any rank or apparent order, just a measure of how people feel about issues here and there.“They Lied To Us” by Takun J“Justice” by Takun J ft Lady Mouthphy“Spoil You With Love” by Joseph Dean ft K-zee and Marvalous MC“Kemah” by DenG“In Your Area” – Soul FreshLet’s first begin with the song, “They Lied To Us”, by Takun J. Since its release the song, which reflects people’s frustration with the powers that be, as access to opportunities and economic conditions continue to decline for many. The lyrics to this song are published in the Observer Poetry section.Despite growing popularity of the song, Takun J now sees himself as being frowned upon by the authorities. In 2007 the Hip Co rapper was beaten for his hit single “Policeman” and twice held behind bars. He has since also claimed of frequent harassments by Liberian security personnel since releasing the song They Lie To Us.The next song, “Justice”, also by Takun J, reflects an ordeal with lawmaker Edwin Snowe in 2014, where a fender-bender between the two turned into a physical assault allegedly perpetrated by the lawmaker. Takun J says he wrote the song because all legal means pursued for redress failed, as many were afraid to confront the lawmaker. A source close to the musician has said he intends to launch by year-end a grand concert, the planning of which is already in the works.“In Your Area”, by musical duo Soul Fresh, them on a path to being well the leading musical group in the country. The song reflects the very strides that musicians are making to stay relevant, hip and ahead of the game in Liberia’s struggling music industry. On a much lighter note, Joseph Dean is winning happy hearts with his hit Gbema-track, “Spoil You With Love”. With more than 500 viewers on YouTube, the song has a contagious colloquial style that has set Dean this week at a tier higher than the rest combined.But since releasing “They Vex”, DenG remains a hard one to contend with, given the release of another song, “Kemah” (I could do anything for your love… You on my mind whole day…). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man spared prison after 170km/h chase in Letterkenny

first_imgA man who led Gardai on a high-speed pursuit in Letterkenny has been spared prison.James Deegan (27), of 23 Prehen Park in Derry, was given a six-month suspended sentence following the incident on October 20, 2018, described a Judge as ‘truly atrocious’. During an 11-minute pursuit, Deegan reached speeds of 170km/h and, somehow, avoided injuring or killing someone in the process.At 11pm on the night in question, Gardai observed a grey Scoda Octavia traveling at speed from the Ramelton Road to De Valera Road in Letterkenny.Sergeant Jim Collins told Letterkenny District Court that Gardai activated the lights and siren and pursued the vehicle, which ‘took off and failed to stop’.Deegan travelled at speeds of 120km/h on De Valera Road, overtaking vehicles and forcing oncoming cars to ‘swerve from his path’.At Port Road, cars again had to take evasive action, with Deegan now reaching speeds as high as 140km/h.Deegan, the court heart, swerved into two-lanes of oncoming traffic after the Polestar Roundabout after overtaking vehicles.Gardai followed Deegan onto the dual carriageway on the N14 Letterkenny-Derry road, with the defendant traveling at 160-170km/h.“The traffic unit deployed a stinger and caught the vehicle’s front tyres” Sergeant Collins said. “The vehicle continued at 160-170km/h for a number of kilometres until it began to slow down.”The front tyre of the Octavia blew out at the Manor roundabout.Three patrol cars stopped Deegan, who was arrested for dangerous driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants. €40 of cannabis, which was for the defendant’s own use, was found in the vehicle.“His actions were inexcusable,” Deegan’s solicitor, Gordon Curley, told the Court.Deegan, a 27-year-old father-of-one whose partner is expecting their second child, has been receiving treatment for lymphoma.“This was totally out of character,” Mr Curley said. “This was totally out of the blue. He is very contrite and ashamed. He has no rational explanation for his actions.”Mr Curley said his client ‘panicked’ as he was in possession of a bag of cannabis and ‘didn’t want to get caught’.Addressing the court, Deegan admitted that his actions were ‘unacceptable’.Judge Kelly said he was taking into account Deegan’s early plea, the defendant’s personal circumstances and the fact that he appeared ‘very contrite’ in court.“Fortunately, in spite of that, and no thanks to you, no-one was injured and that was a matter of pure luck,” Judge Paul Kelly said, noting that the case ‘undoubtedly warrants a custodial sentence’.Deegan was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years on his own bond of €500, disqualified for two years and fined €500.Judge Kelly reminded Deegan of the tragic accident on Sunday night in west Donegal, in which four young men lost their lives.The Judge said Deegan could consider himself ‘extremely lucky’ to avoid a custodial sentence.Man spared prison after 170km/h chase in Letterkenny was last modified: January 30th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gordon CurleyJames DeeganJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtSergeant Jim Collinslast_img read more