Dread Prophecy: The Strange and Wonderful Story of Yabby You

The late Vivian Jackson, better known as Yabby You, was cut from a different cloth. Though rightly considered one of the pioneers of “roots reggae,” hailed alongside Bob Marley, Culture, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, and other Jamaican artists speaking to matters of social justice and fighting oppression, Yabby You was an outsider. He shared his Rastafarian brothers’ visions of righteousness, but found himself on another path, focused on the divinity of Jesus Christ as a professing Christian.

But Yabby You’s faith . . .

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