In any given interview you'll hear Alborosie declaring in his best patois "To me Reggae is Jamaica, that's why I am here for such a long time".
But after a somewhat reserved 2012, Alborosie is prepping a yet-to-be-titled album that promises to stay true to the essence of Reggae music that he fell in love with years ago.
"I've been working on it for quite a while now. I am very meticulous about sounds and arrangements so it is taking some time. As you know, Rome was never built in one day," he shared with The Jamaica Observer in an interview December 2012.
"I am all over the world; I am a musician and a revolutionary. Just for the record though, I do not promote my work in Jamaica as a 'market'. Jamaica is my home. This is where I live and play," he explained. "When I am home like anyone else, I like to relax and enjoy life and my hard work. So I will drive out of town, go fishing, wear my slippers and just enjoy life. That's how I like it. Do I plan to change that? Not really."
"So it's 20 years that I've dedicated my life to Reggae; studying Reggae; exploring Reggae; go through Reggae; live Reggae; breathe Reggae. So when I say 20 years it's not 20 years of Alborosie, it's 20 years of Alberto D'Ascola into Reggae music. Because Alborosie came like around 2007 up to now," intimated Alborosie in a candid interview with Oufah Media.