"In life and everything is a cycle so years ago when nothing was happening and NoMaddz started the trod from Jamnesia now it's gone to something bigger, so give thanks to Jah," explains Chris 'Birdheye/Birdie' Gordon from NoMaddz.
Delroy 'Pele' Hamilton, bass player and band leader of the Raging Fyah band, underscored Gordon's belief adding "It's a renaissance movement right now in Jamaica, a whole revival. It's a crew [of us and] not just one band. [Musical unity] was there in the beginning then it kind of shifted for a while but as is said 'What was there in the beginning, shall come back in the end'."
If ever there was a freestyle to be remembered it would be Protoje, at the Arts in the Garden concert, militantly spitting bars over the instrumental of his single 'Who dem a Program' saying:
"Ting a rise up slow/ see it deh Reggae have revival now/ dem have dem eyes pon you/ tink divide we and tun we inna rival now, but/ Chronixx just heights up so, Kabaka deh yah Rasta run di island now/ Jah 9 a shine and glow shh/ how do you stop the revival?"