From the recording "LIFE, LOVE & MUSIC"

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Hard Times (Feat. Ras Penco & Cario)

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Hard Times - Richie Flo Feat. Ras Penco & Cario

Up, from Hard Times

Up, from “Hard Times”, Richie Flo has teamed up International reggae star Ras Penco, along with fellow reggae artist Cario to create a masterful insight of growing up from a life of poverty. This song is the first official single from Richie Flo’s upcoming debut album entitled, “Life, Love & Music”. Hard Times is a social commentary in which a vast number of people can relate to and is essentially the story of the artistes growing up in Jamaica.

Richie Flo, created waves with his song, “Baby” in 2015 and released a number of songs since then including: “Favourite Kush”, “Fall in love” and “Control Me”. Ras Penco, who is also working on his upcoming album entitled, “Celestial Movements” has seen multiple successes with his songs like “Give Thanks for Life”, “Promise” and most notably, “Thousand Miles Away”. Cario, an amazing singer and songwriter, has received attention with his single, “Making it Known” and has performed on multiple stage shows across Jamaica.

“Hard Times” was written by Richie Flo, Ras Penco and Cario and produced by Izaak Wapachee of Contrahype production, a Toronto-based music label and Adyktve Entertainment. Richie Flo is set to release more singles from his debut album before the final roll out mid 2017. This album will express Richie Flo’s thoughts and experiences on life, love and music.

“Hard Times” has a release date of February 28, 2017 and will be available on ITunes, Amazon and all other online music stores.

Follow the artists: Instagram
@realrichieflo
@realraspenco
@iamcario
www.richieflo.com

Lyrics

Chorus:
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!

Verse 1 (Richie Flo)
So now you see mi wid a smile but my life wasn’t easy
Many hard times mommy go thru fi feed wi
Daddy work real hard mi give thanks yuh hear me
Now we will never want again yuh feel mi
Some say we wouldn’t mek it now wi up not going down
We been past the worst like a victory we found
You can make it from country to town
Mi give thanks to di struggles when we likkle now wi grown

Verse 2 (Ras Penco)
Di hungry road dem mi nah walk again
An mi nah tek nuh negative talk again
Cut off di fake friend and di crafter dem
Caa dem naa get nuh chance fi laugh again
Hey, we gon shine,
and Jah gonna show dem a sign
Its only time
I know the world is mine

Chorus:
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!

Verse 3 (Richie Flo)
Poverty use to fren my wole family
But now a better days a Jah a cover wi
No we nah guh relapse like recession economy
Before we were knock down, now this is our recovery
We muss get rich, no poor burden fi carry
Daddy say ill be a king like William or Harry
Di system put we in di gutta but nah guh tarry
Money is not my life but poor is not my philosophy

Chorus:
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!

Verse 3 (Cario)
A Cario, We use to hungry, dream of living happily
Hold mi dream dem doh mi couldn’t see dem properly
Mi did a wonda wa in stock for mi,
At di bus stop but success juss neva stop fi mi
Now I march up like a soldier
Anything weh mi a dream bout mi a go fa
Richie Flo, Penco! Wata full mi eye wen mi a memba pon di sofa
Sleepless nights, tears I cried
Waiting for a change but,
a dumpling and butta, suga and wata

Chorus: X2
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!
We use to hungry, we use to hard times
We use to walk bare foot pon di block
we use to poor, right now we not!