Dancehall star Sanjay did a remake of Jimmy Cliff classic “The Harder They Come.”
“The reason I remade this song is because it has been one of my favourite reggae songs from a child until now. I watched the movie when I was younger and I found the song very inspirational and it’s something that has always stuck with me. I think Dancehall doesn’t do enough of remaking our own known classics, we have been blessed with great music from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots Hibbert and other great reggae artistes that were famous in that era,” Sanjay said.
The track was released in 1972 on Island Records in the United Kingdom. It was then released February 1973 in the United States on the Mango Records subsidiary and peaked at No 140 on the Billboard 200. The movie, released in 1972, was directed by Jamaican film icon Perry Henzell and starred by Jimmy Cliff.
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