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A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE & WORK OF
REGGAE ICON

JOSEPH HILL
"A Night of Strictly Culture"
Friday, September 8, 2006

Jhillflyer


JOSEPH “CULTURE" HILL
IS FLYING WITH THE ANGELS

BY LAUREN DRUMMOND

Story and images from the tribute celebration and services.


PRESS REPORTS:

THE GLEANER:

Culture songs sprinkle marathon tribute
published: Monday | September 11, 2006
Mel Cooke, Freelance Writer

THE OBSERVER:

Remembering Joseph 'Culture' Hill - Herbie Miller - Monday, September 11, 2006

Africans hail Culture Ghanaians want remains buried in their country
By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter Sunday, September 03, 2006

OTHER PRESS:

YARDFLEX.COM: Joseph 'Culture' Hill laid to rest - "I will only go if you put the gun down" (Sierra Leone)
By: Claude Mills Photos By: Carlington Wilmot


Joseph Hill
photo by Sista Irie - copyright 2006

Joseph Hill
(January 22, 1949 - August 19, 2006
)

A brief biography (excerpted and paraphrased from Fast Lane International's Website - full text here)
Culture Discography | Press Praise

Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica and involved with music since early youth, Joseph Hill began his professional recording career in 1972 with the single “Behold the Land.” By 1976 Joseph and his cousin Albert Walker had formed a trio whose name evolved into Culture with the release of the mythic “Two Sevens Clash.” Joseph Hill performed solo under the name Culture and recorded several projects during the early eighties; he and Albert subsequently reunited and have since produced a long series of critically acclaimed recordings. In fact, Culture’s entire body of work (over 28 albums) can be recommended almost without exception. Noted albums such as “Nuff Crisis”, “Cumbolo,” and “Wings of a Dove” virtually define the “roots” genre.

Culture’s music, featuring the shining lead vocals of Joseph Hill, is solidly roots, perfectly executed and delivered with genuine emotional fervor. Joseph Hill’s devotion to the traditional Rastafarian values of purity, simplicity and justice is exemplified by Culture’s lyrical themes. Milo Miles, writing for The New York Times, named Culture as “the leading exponent of ‘conscious reggae’”. Hill’s message is clear and uplifting. His songwriting abilities are outstanding and music reviewers have lauded his achievements for two decades.

A more complete biography of Culture and Joseph Hill may also be found on the Culture website.


Words from George Michailow, Joseph Hill and Culture's agent:

As Joseph Hill and Culture’s agent for  over 15 years, my life was greatly enriched by knowing this man.  I marveled at his ability to connect with everyone and his openness and kind words to all he met. His music would sooth, inspire and motivate.  I had the honor and pleasure of booking Culture concerts all over this planet and the feedback was always the same. “What a wonderful group. How pleasant to work with, How sweet and kind and respectful”

I saw the compassion in him and empathy that few people have. He walked his talk like no other Reggae Artist I have met.  His understanding of the Human condition was keen and his righteous indignation with the follies of government and politicians would make his musical message all the more poignant.

Rest in Peace Joe in the arms of the Father of us all.  You have gone to your well deserved reward

George Michailow - Fast Lane International

~ Joe was partricularly fond of this photo with Bob by Kate Simon:

Joa and Bob by Kate Simon

The following article from the Jamaica Gleaner contains some classic Joe Hill quotes:
Culture remains humble published: Saturday | September 13, 2003

My favorite: "Some sing music for the dollar. I sing music for the brother," he said.


LuciJospeh
Photo: Jim Dooley, all rights reserved.

Sista Irie spoke to Luciano this evening and he mentioned how blessed he was to ride
just a few weeks ago from Birmingham to London with Joseph.
They were able to spend three hours together making a very special memory for Luciano.
Here is what he said:

"Right now, we must keep the spirit alive. Joseph cyan die, That is why
we must carry him on in our hearts like the other great reggae icons
who have moved on. Brother Culture always remained true to the roots
and culture. He will live on through the love in our hearts."

~ Luciano


In collaboration with Fast Lane International, Conscious Party is deeply honored to share this tribute and guest book with the friends, family and fans of the mighty Joseph Hill. His influence goes way beyond music. Joseph was a supremely unique individual who brought the genius of the Rastaman to the heights of international knowledge. His influence was a title wave of inspiration to several generations of reggae fans. Joseph is a shining star of strength and loving devotion that many of us will continue to be guided by throughout our lives. Our love is deeper than the solar system and wider than iternity. Let us never forget that it is "love that shines brighter than the morning sun".

~ Sista Irie, Evan Reiffel and the Conscious Party Family, The Conscious Party

A Few Favorite Memories of Joseph Hill by Sista Irie:

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My deepest condolances...I pray Jah continue to strengthen and protect you in this time...bless...
~ Andrea Davis, Founder of International Reggae Day

Intyl Reggae Day

JAH JAH SEE HIM A COME...

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INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY FESTIVAL MOURNS THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR AMBASSADORS AND ONE OF REGGAE'S TRUE GIANTS...MR. JOSEPH HILL.

AN INNOVATIVE GENIUS, SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHER, FAMILYMAN AND GENTLEMAN,  JOSEPH HILL EXEMPLIFIED THE ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE WHICH HAS EARNED REGGAE MUSIC AND JAMAICA THE RESPECT OF THE WORLD.

 JOSEPH HILL WAS AN ENDLESS SOURCE OF INTELLECTUAL AND SPIRITUAL INSIGHT AND A KEEN COMMENTOR ON SOCIETY AS WELL AS AN AMBASSADOR NOT ONLY FOR HIS MUSIC BUT FOR HIS CULTURE.

A HUMBLY BRILLIANT SPIRIT WHOSE TIME WITH US WAS PRODUCTIVELY SPENT CREATING AN ARTISTIC LEGACY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

THE MUSIC OF CULTURE WILL ECHO IN THE ANNALS OF REGGAE HISTORY AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CATALOGUES CREATED  AND HIS PRESENCE AS AN ARTISTE REMEMBERED FOR THE STYLE, ELEGANCE AND CLASS WHICH ALWAYS DISTINGUISHED JOSEPH HILL.

CONDOLANCES TO HIS WIFE AND PARTNER PAULINE HILL, THE FAMILY, BAND, FRIENDS AND FANS.


More Views of the Magnificent Mr. Joseph Hill from Lee Abel - All Rights reserved.





Very sad . I am so shocked . Just sending you some pics from the Israel Tour in 1987 . Would love to forward a message to Pauline ...if you have a phone # or an e mail for the family. I produced the cd Good Things - Ras rec , and promoted his 2 visits in Israel : 1987 and 1996 One Heart

Guil

Guil Bonstein
Riddim Prod.
17 Vitkin St.
Ramat Asharon 47263 Israel


JH At Home

AT HOME IN JAMAICA

 

Neve Shalom Peace Concert

Neve Shalom Peace Concert 1987
This year Roger Waters performed on the field behind the stage you see on the pic with 50.000 in attendance. But Joseph was the first foreign guest ever at this unique peace concert at Neve Shalom, a very well known village where Palestinians and Israeli Jews live together.


 Israel Tour Peace Concert 1987

Israel Tour Peace Concert 1987

 

 Israel Tour Peace Concert 1987

Israel Tour Peace Concert 1987

 

Joe Hill performing at the Foundation Music Showcase concert,
Kingston - Jan. 7th, 2006.
from Hilary HoSang - Virginia Beach, VA

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The Jamaica Observer reports on the passing of Joseph Hill

The Jamaica Gleaner reports death of Reggae Icon Joseph Hill

West Indian Times reports Reggae Industry Loses Another Great Man

More Articles from a GOOGLE search:

Culture - Stephen Dalton at the Jazz Cafe
The Times, UK - Aug. 28, 2006
With their London show on Thursday, Culture proved almost miraculously defiant in the face of adversity. Despite the unexpected death of their founder and frontman Joseph Hill last week, the Jamaican roots-reggae veterans have taken the bold decision to continue their European tour without breaking their stride. Their Jazz Café date was a euphoric celebration of Hill’s life-affirming musical legacy.
Joseph Hill, January 22, 1949 - August 19, 2006
The Times, UK - Aug. 24, 2006
JOSEPH HILL was one of the most talented of the Jamaican roots reggae singers who rode to international success in the late 1970s on the coat-tails — or perhaps one should say the dreadlocks — of Bob Marley.
Reggae icon Joseph Hill of Culture dies
CBC News, Canada - Aug 20, 2006
Joseph Hill, the lead singer for the seminal Jamaican roots reggae group Culture and a man once hailed as a "founding fathers of black consciousness," has died ...
Reggae vocalist and songwriter Joseph Hill dies at 57
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Aug 19, 2006
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Joseph Hill, lead vocalist and songwriter for the traditional "roots'' reggae group Culture, died Saturday. He was 57. ...
Culture Singer Joseph Hill Dies
Aversion - 2 hours ago
The singer, who was on tour with his long-running reggae outfit, succumbed to an unknown illness while on tour with his band in Berlin. ...
CULTURE LEADER DEAD AT 57
Contactmusic.com, UK - 9 hours ago
Reggae star JOSEPH HILL has died in Berlin, Germany during his group CULTURE's European tour. He was 57. The cause of the singer ...
Reggae Star Joseph Hill dies in Germany
United Press International - 11 hours ago
BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Jamaican reggae star Joseph Hill has died in Berlin -- midway through the European tour of his roots reggae band, Culture. ...
Culture singer Joseph Hill dies
MP3.com - 17 hours ago
At a tour stop in Berlin, 57-year-old reggae veteran suddenly fell ill and collapsed outside his tour bus. Joseph Hill, the lead ...
google2 Joseph Hill lead singer of the remarkable world renowned Reggae ...
SKNVibes.com, St. Kitts and Nevis - 17 hours ago
The Reggae world has lost yet another icon. Joseph Hill lead singer of the remarkable world renowned Reggae group "Culture" has died. He was 57. ...
Culture Leader Dies
Pollstar - 17 hours ago
Joseph Hill, lead singer and songwriter of Jamaican reggae group Culture, died in Berlin August 19 of unknown causes. According ...
google3 Hill the keeper of Zion's Gate
Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica - Aug 20, 2006
Joseph Hill of Culture performing at Reggae Sunsplash 2006. He won a new generation of fans in the late '90s. - Ian Allen/Staff Photographer. ...
google1 JAMAICAN MUSICAL ICON DIES
TropicalFete.com, NY - Aug 19, 2006
Caribbean - File Photo: Tropicalfete.com's Arturo Valentino with Legend Joseph Hill from the group Culture, December 2004, just moments before his performance ...
Joseph Hill, 57, Dies; Led Reggae Group
New York Times, United States - 8 hours ago
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 20 — Joseph Hill, lead vocalist and songwriter for the roots-reggae group Culture, died on Saturday. ...
Culture Leader Joseph Hill Dies In Berlin
Billboard, NY - 14 hours ago
Joseph Hill, lead vocalist and songwriter for traditional roots reggae group Culture, died Saturday. He was 57. Hill abruptly fell ...
Reggae Star Joseph Hill dies in Germany
North Korea Times, North Korea - 11 hours ago
Jamaican reggae star Joseph Hill has died in Berlin -- midway through the European tour of his roots reggae band, Culture. Hill's ...
Reggae vocalist and songwriter Joseph Hill dies at 57
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Aug 20, 2006
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Joseph Hill, lead vocalist and songwriter for the traditional ``roots'' reggae group Culture, has died. He was 57. ...

 

A Book of Tributes to Joseph "Culture" Hill

The posts below are from the friends, fans and extended family of Joseph Hill


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The LOVE & RESPECT SHOWN JOSEPH HILL IS A TESTAMENT TO HIS LIFE AND WORKS
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JOSEPH “CULTURE" HILL IS FLYING WITH THE ANGELS - BY LAUREN DRUMMOND


From: "Sir T One" <olivier.verleye@gmail.com>
Date: October 17, 2006 8:25:54 AM CDT

Bless brethrin and sistrin
What a sad when me heard about the passing of Joseph Hill. Him a one of the greatest ambassador of the roots conscious reggae music. His message a strong and sweet like the lion's roaring.
Him never will be dead its music and message gonna flow through ages.
Igzee abiheer ymmesgen ulaghize RASTAFARI


From: "Lwazi Mgulwa" <lwazi@aserveqt.co.za>
Date: October 16, 2006 1:36:51 AM CDT
Reply-To: <lwazi@aserveqt.co.za>

Each and every track of Joseph's music worth repeating. His message is clear
and plain and always biblical in nature, "Zion is the Holy Place, sin cannot
enter there", Behold I come quickly, etc. His music always persuade the
listener to change his/her way of thinking.

Go forth "Culture" and Jah shall guide Ya forever for His goodness endureth
forever.

Lwazi Mgulwa
Water Services And Sanitation (Pty) Ltd
Queenstown
Tel: 045 839 6349
Fax: 045 839 5720
Mob: 072 4210 140
E-mail: lwazi@aserveqt.co.za

"No weak heart shall prosper.............."


TRIBUTE:
 
Many Thanks and Praises to the MOST HIGH for you Joseph!  I-man feel a HARD blow on the day I hear of your passing.  Your light truly shined on the I as bright as any ray from the sun; and your love continues to shine brighter than the morning sun.   I am so blessed to have been able to connect with you - from Blacksburg, VA to Winston Salem, NC to FloydFest and back to Floyd County again this spring 2006.  Give thanks for your love and inspiration to the world for-I-ver.    
 
Blessings until we meet again... Patrick Harvey, Floyd, VA 

--
Peace Blessings and Love,
Patrick

joe hill

telfordalbert

peanut


From: "Lungile Mopeli" <lmopeli@umbonocapital.co.za>
Date: October 12, 2006 5:54:50 AM CDT

Sjosephwe must rise the lion he must send the greetings to our forefathers h sellasy and machos garvey  and bob marley and the list is end less and may your soul rest in peace. I willl remember you when you were in south Africa December 14 2000  when you played the song addeeis abba to revolva record, to the hill family and culture and raf record  you are not the only ones who have lost a soldier but all of us……………….
 
Lungile Mopeli
+27 11 262 6330(tel)
+27 11 262 6331(fax)


From: "Xcy Rathaba" <xcy@tosa-cdc.co.za>
Date: October 11, 2006 3:20:46 AM CDT

Reply-To: "Xcy Rathaba" <xcy@goldfields-college.edu.za>

"Here i chant for you a Psalm of Joseph Hill and for everyone to sing. He
used to sing Never give up, Wings of a dove, Jah Rastafari, Humble African
and Nah stay inna Babylon."

Robala ka khotso TSWERE ya Afrika ( Rest in peace the African WEAVERBIRD).

From the bottom of our Hearts: Losang Rathaba & Xcy (Mmei) Rathaba:

Mmamahabane, Ventersburg FreeState Province in South Africa

From: RANKS88@aol.com
Date: October 10, 2006 12:13:40 AM CDT

Subject: Bless You Joseph


It is late after the passing of Joseph Hill that I am getting the news here in Detroit. My Culture collection is something of great value to me, it lifts my heart, makes me think and dance. I cannot believe you are gone, but I know Zion's Gate is open for you. Thank you for all the hours of happiness I have had and will have listening to your music.


From: "ThabangM Machobane"
Date: October 3, 2006 2:18:41 AM CDT

Subject: Re: tribute to King Hill

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF THE MOST-HIGH KING SELASSIE I KING OF KINGS!
 
ON BEHALF OF RASTAFARI YA LEKOA I’N’I SAY TEARS CAN’T FALL ANYMORE THE LION OF JUDAH IS ON TOP OF MOUNT ZION AS IYA USED TO SAID WE ARE TO FLY AWAY HOME TO MOUNT ZION VA COS IS TWO-SEVEN’S CLAH IN THIS WORLD. IN DEED JAH HAS A PLAN ABOUT HIS PEOPLE! THOSE CLOSE TO HIM I’N’I WE SAY MORE STRENGTH!
 
JAH LOVE


I met culture when he was on his first tour in  my  country sierra leone , as i was very fortunate to be  working as a waiter in the hotel that they were staying "Cotten Club* i had the oppurtunity to  be specially asign to him for his serviceses . I remember him the first night they  arrive , i took fresh pinapple to him on a plate and a fork an knife as a welcome , he just took the slice of pinapple with his hand and wave the cuttlaries away, he is that type of a man a very down to earth man , i was also lucky to eat all of his reminant food he left on his plate one day and that is how i got to know he likes to eat a lot of hot pepper.May HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT  PEACE,   

From: Kamaramusu@aol.com
Date: October 3, 2006 10:25:51 AM CDT


Subject: hills is alife

greetings to all in the nane of the most high majesty
joe hill is gone but stiil living on, no regret
there ll be joy in the morning
from reggae man in Nigeria
otterson maduako


Subject: Hello from Dominica

I was so saddened to hear of Joseph's death, and only
got to know a few weeks ago.

We have truly lost one the last remaining mentors of
Reggae Music, and his legacy WILL surely live on!

I will miss his inspiration and his music!

Woody Lawrence
Dominica
Eastern Caribbean (NOT the Dominican Republic)


From: "Njabulo Ndlovu"

Subject: joseph hil culture and culture

stone one ride on brother ride on

Discovery Holdings Limited


Subject: RIP

At least you fulfilled your message, at least your word was heard in every corner of the world, at least RIP.
Lans Omarr, Canada


Subject: greetings from rasta far i in ghana,

oh, is sad news, we hard about the dirth of his hill, it did not keep as in a good mood, all i have is may his soul rest in peace,,lion,


We miss you in fresh but your educative and soothing messages shall be fill the airspace of Kasama town Zambia.

 Dr Felix Silwimba


Tu nous manque déjà....  heureusement il reste tellement encore à écouter...  Je pense aussi à tes musiciens... c'était formidable.
 
Hervé (PARIS FRANCE)


On Oct 5, 2006, at 11:02 PM, W L wrote:

> I was so saddened to hear of Joseph's death, and only
> got to know a few weeks ago.
>
> We have truly lost one the last remaining mentors of
> Reggae Music, and his legacy WILL surely live on!
>
> I will miss his inspiration and his music!
>
> Woody Lawrence
> Dominica
> Eastern Caribbean (NOT the Dominican Republic)


On Oct 5, 2006, at 2:24 PM, otterson maduako wrote:

> greetings to all in the nane of the most high majesty
> jeo hill is gone but stiil living on no regret
> there ll be joy in the morning
> from reggae man in Nigeria
> otterson maduako


From: "mohsen salama" <echopdx@hotmail.com>
Date: October 5, 2006 2:49:33 PM CDT
To: joehilladditions@consciousparty.com

Peace and blessing upon your soul Mr. Joe Hill as you will be missed. Oregon summer will never be the same without you touring the country side and spreading messages of peace and love. Thank you, thank you and thank you for all the positive and god driven music. peace upon you brother.

Mohsen Salama
echopdx@hotmail.com


On Oct 4, 2006, at 6:23 PM, najib assehmoud wrote:

Ô Idrens of The Most High, another MessenJah we left, at least his
body, its musical and spiritual inheritance for ever burnt in our
memories and in our hearts. I envy the angels and my dear missing
which shall take advantage henceforth of his beautiful voice. Rest in
peace Brother Joseph, you were a guide of exception, a choosen one
among the messengers. That Jah blesses you and keeps you for ever in
his holy protection. Music is the Most High !!! Jah bless...
Love & Blessing

Najib Marocco/France


From: Kamaramusu@aol.com
Date: October 3, 2006 10:25:51 AM CDT
To: joehilladditions@consciousparty.com


I met culture when he was on his first tour in  my  country sierra leone , as i was very fortunate to be  working as a waiter in the hotel that they were staying "Cotten Club* i had the oppurtunity to  be specially asign to him for his serviceses . I remember him the first night they  arrive , i took fresh pinapple to him on a plate and a fork an knife as a welcome , he just took the slice of pinapple with his hand and wave the cuttlaries away, he is that type of a man a very down to earth man , i was also lucky to eat all of his reminant food he left on his plate one day and that is how i got to know he likes to eat a lot of hot pepper.May HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT  PEACE,


From: Divina Regalla <divinaregalla@sbcglobal.net>
Date: October 2, 2006 9:35:34 PM CDT
To: joehilladditions@consciousparty.com
Subject: Joseph Hill's passing

A Legend
So glad I saw Culture in the magical Truckee mountains July - 2003!
One of the best reggae concerts I have ever attended.
 
Michael Fritz
Sacramento, CA


From: "ThabangM Machobane" <ThabangM@sedibeng.gov.za>
Date: October 3, 2006 2:18:41 AM CDT
To: <joehilladditions@consciousparty.com>
Subject: Re: tribute to King Hill

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF THE MOST-HIGH KING SELASSIE I KING OF KINGS!
 
ON BEHALF OF RASTAFARI YA LEKOA I’N’I SAY TEARS CAN’T FALL ANYMORE THE LION OF JUDAH IS ON TOP OF MOUNT ZION AS IYA USED TO SAID WE ARE TO FLY AWAY HOME TO MOUNT ZION VA COS IS TWO-SEVEN’S CLASH IN THIS WORLD. IN DEED JAH HAS A PLAN ABOUT HIS PEOPLE! THOSE CLOSE TO HIM I’N’I WE SAY MORE STRENGTH!
 
JAH LOV
E


From: <kimloice@xtra.co.nz>
Date: October 1, 2006 3:57:56 AM CDT
To: <joehilladditions@consciousparty.com>
Subject: BROTHER JOSEH

Sad that you left us man of Jah.
You voice will always remind  me what you said.
Rest in peace Jah Man
 
Redasx2


September 29, 2006
 
Lexington, Kentucky
 
From Otis Taylor
 
A poem in tribute to my very fine friend.
 
 
“The countenance of one man brightenate another”
 
In a time of great trepidation and fear
When there was little respect and no admiration
For those who followed the call of Rastafari
Joseph Hill stood up and offered the world
Songs filled with the promise of better days to come


may his soul rest in peace amen.
dj timmybanton cowther radio 104.5fm <timothy_gofweenatyahoo.com>
ABUJA-FCT, NIGERIA - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 08:00:26 (EDT)


Joseph Hill, a.k.a. "Culture". I get my inspiration from his music titled "rally" from the album "International Herb". Culture is my favourite reggae artist, culture maybe dead in the physical, but his works are forever, culture lives on, Jah.... Rastafarai. World peace.
Ireyefoju Gabrie <gabeo4real@yahoo.com>
Delta, 2341 Nigeria - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 07:44:57 (EDT)


though gone, i believe your soul is resting in peace that has no end. your songs taught me how to love and praise Jah. your music will forever remind me of the great warior and a distinguished icon YOU WERE.we loved you and we'll always love you. your music will never die. bye PROPHET JOSEPH HILL.
Dan Aguvasu <asuomo2002@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 06:37:20 (EDT)


I CRIED TODAY; NOT BECAUSE MR HILL IS GONE FROM THIS WORLD, BUT FOR THE FACT THAT HE CAME TO MINNESOTA AND LEFT WITHOUTME SEEING HIM. MY ONE CHANCE OF SEEING THIS LEGEND; MY HERO LOST. HOW I WISH HEAVEN WOULD HAVE GRANTED ME ANOTHER CHANCE. BUT DESPITE THE EMPTINESS IN ME, I CANNOT SUCCUMB TO REGRET; FOR I KNOW THAT THROUGH HIS MIGHTY LYRICS, AS THE RYTHMS FILL THE AIR, HE SHALL FOREVER REMAIN EMBEDDED IN MY IMAGINATION, GOD BE MY WITNESS. REST IN PEACE OH MIGHTY ONE.
Lameck <Gaki_nkonye@hotmail.com>
Burnsville, MN USA - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 05:04:15 (EDT)

you adviced me like my father HILL,your teachings i willever treasure.take heart hills family and also hills band robin,nelson,albert,stephen and all the the rest.hills mission came to accomplish. i will miss you rasta.
Mwenda Titus <mwndtts@yahoo.com>
meru, kenya - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 04:39:28 (EDT)

was and will alwaiz be.josephills was an inspirational father to all of us .well miss you big.may the good lord rest your soul in eternal happiness till we meet again.
duncan ngige chengecha <gugs06@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 01:49:01 (EDT)

I looked to the hills, I looked to the trees... the flowers were not the same The river flowed still, but the song was gone Then I looked to the heavens, it seemed the doors had closed so, I looked some more, still I could not find you I listened... silence, I listened once more Then I heard the echo, the echo of your life I looked again to the hills, and the trees I looked at the flowers, it was spring The blossoms beckoned I leaned closer, and in the veins of the flowers I saw you So I looked to the heavens, The doors had not shut afterall As I looked at the trees, yet again, Swift as the wind, I saw you move I heard the trees clap with joy Joseph Hill lives on!
Wanjiru wa Njathi <chagridamour@yahoo.com>
Kenya - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 23:39:56 (EDT)

Joseph Hill is dead but his words still remain unforgetable semoms that still advice todays generation
EDEM QUAYE <edemquaye@yahoo.com>
KETA, GHANA - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 16:17:14 (EDT)

may uncle joe lives forever
glen
pittsburgh, pa america - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 14:40:42 (EDT)

My tribute to God Father Joseph hill, he was an inspirational to me in various ways, and I thank God I had the opportunity to hang with him few times in chicago, I have nothing but love for him, his son Kanyata, daughter Afrie Hill, wife Mrs. Hill and the entire band. Much respect to brother Joe as I called him and may he rest in perfect peace with his majesty Jah, I will remember you for the rest of my life through your music and words of wisdom..
Daniel O. Harrison <powersman1@yahoo.com>
Chicago, IL 60640 - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 13:07:13 (EDT)

Cultural rasta reggae music has unbelievably lost a reggae giant. It's like no words can express this loss. I grew up listening to Joseph Hill and Culture, and they've been a great inspiration. The scary thing is, we're losing our concious reggae artists, from that militant 70's era, when the music was real, and there is no one to fill their shoes. May Joseph Hill now rest in peace, his work is done. I will always be listening to him and Culture, till the day I join his majesty. And if you really get paid according to the good work you do in life, then Joseph has a big pay day coming. Thanks – Vincent Antonellis
Vincent Antonellis <vincent.a@sympatico.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 12:37:15 (EDT)

MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE MR. JOSEPH HILL. I GREW UP IN ST. THOMAS U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS LISTENING TO THIS GREAT REGGAE MUSICIAN , WHO GAVE ME THE WILL AND INSPIRARTION TO GO ON WITH MY DRAEMS OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER ( NATIONAL FOOTBAL LEAGUE AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL ) IT WAS AN HONOR TO HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF HEARING AND ALSO SEEING THIS GREAT REGGAE ICON IN PERSON AT A CONCERT WHERE I WAS TOTALY BLOWN AWAY BY THIS MAN'S MUSICAL TALENT. IT IS TRULY A GREAT LOSS BUT REST ON MR.HILL YOUR WORK IS DONE . IT WAS A PLEASURE BEING A STUDENT OF YOUR TEACHINGS .YOU REALLY GAVE ME A SOUND EDUCATION OF LIFE IN JAMAICA SO I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE YEARS OF GREAT REGGAE MUSIC THAT YOU GAVE US AND FOR THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
JEFF FAULKNER <LUVGEGA@YAHOO.COM>
DAVIE, FL UNITED STATES - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 08:23:45 (EDT)

GREETINGS IN DE NAME OF HIS MAJESTY.I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE BAD NEWS OF THE LEGEND BUT I AM NOT WORRIED BECOUSE HIS MUSIC AND HIS WORDS UPLIFTED MANY PEOPLE.REST IN PEACE MR HILL.
nonkwelo vusumzi <nonkwelo@yahoo.com>
africa, SA SOUTH AFRICA - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 06:20:51 (EDT)

Joseph never died, he is with us always, his songs gave me peace, strenght and the will to go on in life. He was a peace and upliftment ambassador. I live through his songs they were like my looking-glass-mirror, and no one can deny he is truly a prophet, and what he said 28 years up till this date has come to pass. May his soul rest in peace, cause Joseph "Culture" Hill was truly one rare Gem. God must have spend a little more time on you Culture miss you always.
Carlene Harrison <jayremone@yahoo.com>
Kingston, Jamaica - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 22:47:06 (EDT)

a voice that touched the soul of all who heard it and still hears it. i remember seeing him at WOMAD festival, Reading, last year and the man emanated the joy and the message that was in his heart and for a brief slot of time his spirit soared with all who were present. rest in peace my friend.
Dom <deathlocks@hotmail.com>
matlock, england - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 12:00:05 (EDT)

Joseph never die..........
rakos I <rasrakos@op.pl>
Grodzisk Maz., Poland - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 09:32:55 (EDT)

The GOOD that men do LIVES forever. Joseph was a true rastaman who touched my heart and many people who listened to his words of wisdom.I did not have the opportunity to meet him in concert but when I listen to his words I feel his presence, His words pierces to the heart. I am listening to his song "Never Give Up" while I write this tribute. Joseph cannot be replaced. He's an inspiration, a stalwart defender of the defenseless and a TRUE AFRICAN. May the almighty BLESS his soul.
Kojo Ampiah-Davis <rastakojo@yahoo.com>
Salt Lake City , UT USA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 08:42:48 (EDT)

i saw mr hill and his band in 2005 in abidjan (cote d'ivoire).they played for two concerts i've been so happy and i was looking forward to see them again but he's gone i'm sad. i pray good for him and tell him that we'll not forget him ,he has done corectly the work good intrusted to him.think to those who organise this tribute.
yao barth <yaobarth1@yahoo.fr>
abidjan, cote-d'ivoire cote-d'ivoire - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 08:12:29 (EDT)

a legend in his own right,remembered him so well from various of his shows l attended,including Zimbabwe Reggae Sunplash,a massive perfomer,he gave it all.He was a reggae contender,no pretender. l salute thee.To the remaining members,let the beat drumming. peace and love
tich mafokosho <tm003p1432@blueyonder.co.uk>
middlesex, uk - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 07:33:07 (EDT)

Iam bereft because I will never be able to shake joseph hand to say thankyou.I would like to play `chiney man`v.loud around all of the worlds trouble spots.Joseph has taught me that you can love somebody who you`ve never met-I never met him yet I`ve loved him for 30 years.peace and loveto family
tonyreed <mcreedy2@hotmail.co.uk>
chesterfield, derbyshire england - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 06:20:12 (EDT)

NO WORDS.THE WORLD LOST ANOTHER PROPHET.JOSEPH TAUGHT US A LOT,FROM OUR RIGHTS,JUSTICE,FREEDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.MAY JAH,THE MOST HIGH GOD HELP PRESERVE THE GROUP.KENYATTA,NAMED AFTER MY COUNTRYS FIRST AND THE FOUNIDING PRESIDENT,DONT LET THE WORK OF YOUR DADDY VANISH-PLEASE. JAH RASTAFARI GOD BLESS JAMAICA,GOD BLESS KENYA,GOD BLESS AFRICA.PEACE.
john mbaya <mbayajohn2000@yahoo.com>
nairobi, nairobi KENYA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 03:27:56 (EDT)

Thank you for everything Mr. Joseph Hill. Your music is an inspiration and your message will live on.
Joel Beebe <hehuo@yahoo.com>
Lansing, MI U.S.A. - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 21:04:21 (EDT)

Jah bless his soul, for he has inspired so many people with beautiful lyrics and a powerful voice!!! (Anouk): I grew up in a world of music all kinds of music but specially reggae roots and Culture has always had an amazing effect on me... it made me smile, a wide smile a true smile something that i earned from listening the masters of reggae and to smile is powerful a smile truly reflects how amazing a person can be i've never had the chance to see joe hill in person but i imagine that he was alays smiling my respects to him. As i heard the news i was visiting my family in Munich germany i could not believe that we lost one of the most powerful music revolutionairs a freedom fighter who's purpose was to spread this message: love your brothers and sisters no matter religion, race, lifestyles for we are all equal. Whenever i hear Culture it always reminds of my childhood trips to the caribbean beach and my awesome trip to Jamaica my mom and i always singing the tunes of love, freedom and happiness MAY JAH BLESS HIS SOUL AND PLEASE SEND GREETINGS TO BOB, TOSH, JACOB MILLER AND SO MANY MORE!!!! WE LOVE YOU RASTAMAN
Anouk & Barbara <barbarellafella@yahoo.com>
San Jose, Costa Rica - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 20:51:54 (EDT)

the world have lost one of his greatest messenger joseph hill
rexroy meikle <rxmeik@verizon.net>
brooklyn, ny 11236 - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 19:26:02 (EDT)

Greetinx Mr.Joseph Hill! I cant believe that u past away!U bring me so much positive vibes in the last 15 years!Thanx 4 all! Maybe u will meet the other great reggae artist who died,too. Maybe we can meet us in the future again! We see us in a better world. Thanx.... Makko.B.!
Marco
DORTMUND, Jerksmany - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 19:24:18 (EDT)

THE YEAR WAS EITHER 1975 OR 1976 AND I WAS A YOUNG TEENAGER TRYING TO FIND MYSELF AND PURP0SE FOR BEING HERE INTHIS TRADITION. MY NEXT DOOR BRETHEREN IN THE GET-HOE WAS PLAYING MUSIC FROM HIS TAPE RECORDER. EMENATING FROM ITS SPEAKERS WAS A SOUND LIKE NONE OTHER THAT I HAD HEARD BEFORE. IT WAS THE VOICE OF THE ORIGINAL CULTURE DON Mr JOSEPH HILL. I HAVE SEEN THE WAYS OF RASTA EVER SINCE. KEEP BLAZING THE INTERNATIONAL HERB MY BREDDA OR DOG A GO NYAM DOG IN THE CITY. IRE ITES
RICHARD "BIGBIRD" DICKSON <JUMBIEBIRD@YAHOO.COM>
NEW YORK, NY U.S.A - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 18:16:33 (EDT)

i felt the death inside me,he is gone!,he is gone!!,he is finally gone!!!,who will be bold enough to carry the message?JAH IS OUR LIGHT.
appiah francis <mrappiah06@yahoo.com>
abidjan, cote d'ivoure - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 15:55:25 (EDT)

Hill was a gtreat man, i vove listening to culture's music i hope i will miss roots reggae.i hope that the group culture wil continue to grow and that roots reggae will not stop here. May his soul rest in peace
perkinsbvutula <perkinsbvutula@yahoo.co.uk>
blantyre, malawi - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 09:14:34 (EDT)

Thank you Mr Joseph Hill...Rastafarai
Julien Vallerent <julien.vallerent@wanadoo.fr>
- Friday, September 22, 2006 at 07:33:14 (EDT)

HE WAS A MAN OF THE PAST LIVIN IN DA PRESENT AND STEPPIN INTO THE FUTURE
Ras TAKALANI
JOZI, SOUTH AFRICA - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 04:45:52 (EDT)

ITS WITH DEEP SORROW TO RECEIVE THIS NEWS OF HILL'S DEPARTURE TO GLORY, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE TO THE REMAINING CULTURE CROUP THIS SONG OF MIGTY IDENTITY THAT LIFE IS JUST A TRIP EVEN DEATH HAS A REASON, MAY HILL'S BODY REST IN PEACE AND MAY HE PASS MY REGARDS TO- BOB, TOSH AND THE REST. THIS MSG GOES TO YOUR CHILDREN KENYATTA, ANDREA ALL JAMAICANS AND THE WHOLE WORLD SINCE ITS A VERY BIG LOSS TO THE WHOLE WORLD AND EXPECIALLY REGGAE FUNS. GOOD BY CULTURE GROUP AND FOR HILL REST IN PEACE WAIT 4 US MY CELL PHONE 254722234879. WE ARE TOGETHER IN THIS TIMES OF SORROW...
VICTOR OTIENO OCHOL <ocholvictor@yahoo.com>
Nairobi., NAIROBI,KENYA. kenya - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 04:18:56 (EDT)

HE WAS A MAN OF THE PAST LIVIN IN DA PRESENT AND STEPPIN INTO THE FUTURE
Ras TAKALANI
JOZI, SOUTH AFRICA - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 04:11:59 (EDT)

the news of the passing on of our brother joseph hill left me cold to the bone. the poor black people of the world have lost the true son of the soil. our condolensces to pauline, kenyatta and culture. may his soul rest in peace.
sellonyana <smatuba@samsa,org.za>
cape town, western cape south africa - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 22:23:10 (EDT)

thanks mr joseph for all the good vibes you gave to us during your life with your band.have a good vibes in ZION....We 'll never forget tour riddim and your positivity.Music is the most high and you are in her arms now....jah love
laurent <dagoba04@yahoo.fr>
digne, france - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 16:04:00 (EDT)

ds lasalut vraiment nous savons que maintenant lqui pouvaient nous defendre lutte contre le sy,afrique commence a perdre des grands tres serieu et teme de voleur et de bandit qui nous font rever et qui ne veulent ps la reussite de notre afrique et la paix du monde entier,toput en sachant que la paix n,existe pas.joseph hill etait un grand un mystic man un homme de valeur et defenseur ds afriacain et du monde.jah bless all the black and jah soon.
koblan koffi philippe <ezouk_b@yahoo.fr>
bko, bko mali - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 15:57:07 (EDT)

We will always remember you through a song. My dream to see performing here in South Africa......., but there is nothing we can do when Jah has decided otherwise. REST IN PEACE, WHEREVER YOU ARE KEEP THE REGGAE BEAT BEATING
Pule Molefe <s22159402@tuks.co.za>
Pretoria, South africa - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 14:53:06 (EDT)

I just want to say that from the very beggining of listning to Joseph Hill on the album cumbolo,I felt that this was a great man for his good values he would always be singing about.I was imedeiatly a culture fan.And I will always remember and listen to him with with a great reverance for the positive and true message that we so need in this world.Peace to you Joseph Hill and thank you for such good music.One love brother.InI jah rastafari in this time.
travis cruise <cruiseinned@ecomail.org>
nederland, co usa - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 14:02:03 (EDT)

He was and still is a strong voice in the stuggle for justice.For reggae music he was a formidable spiritual and worthy ambassador.Joseph Hill improves any body who listens to him.He will be greatly missed in the ever more turbelent world
onunaiju charles <onunaiju2005@yahoo.com>
abuja , abuja nigeria - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 10:02:23 (EDT)

JAH PEOPLE! WE ARE UNDER HEAVY BARDEN, BUT JAH JAH KNOWS IT ALL, RASTAMAN, RIP UP THERE AROUND JEHOVAH'S THRONE-WE ARE ON OUR WAY! "ANITA CONTINUA"-WE WILL NEVER LEAVE THE WEST UNTIL THE VICTORY (YOU INITIATED)IS WON."THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES"
Thabelo Nethanani (Rs) <thabelo.nethanani@palabora.co.za>
Johannesburg, SA SOUTH AFRICA - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 09:41:55 (EDT)

HOW I WISH THE DEATH OF JOSEPH THE LIVING RASTA PROPHET FOR THE AFRIKAANS WILL BRING UNITY, PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR THE ORDINARY BLACK MAN. WE HEARD ALL BOB MARLEY SAID IN HIS MESSAGE BUT STILL THE BLACK REMAIN IN DIVISION WITH HIS BROTHER, HATRED AND WICKNESS SHOWN TO US BY OUR RULERS WHO ENJOY DICTATOR IN THE LAND OF RASTAMAN. I WISH TO USE THIS VERY OCCASION TO CALL ALL MY AFRICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM THE ROOT OF OUR FOREFATHERS: RASTAMAN WHO LIVED IN THE DESERT ACROSS ETHIOPIA AND TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD WHERE THE BLACK MAN EXIST TO REMAIN IN LOVE AND SPEAK CONTINOUSLY FOR JUSTICE FOR THE ORDINARY BLACK MAN ALL OVER THE WORLD AND TO THE OTHER MANKIND. I MISS YOU JOSEPH BUT YOU WILL REMIN ALIVE IN MY SPIRIT TILL THE LAST BREATHING OF MY LIFE. I LOVE YOU EVEN IN DEATH, YOU REMAIN MY ENDLESS BROTHER. I WILL REMEMBER YOU IN MY HOME TOWN DOWN TO THE BIAFRAN TERRITORY OF OWERRI IN IMO STATE. REST IN PERFECT PEACE BROTHER JOSEPH.
ABUCHI CHIMEZIE (a.k.a SKIN PAIN) <w_lns2@yahoo.fr> y, September 21, 2006 at 07:38:56 (EDT)

hill you live by your voice.
whaimgee <we do not miss for you are still present in our dailly life,yeh you reelly live by our side bcos your voice is still the same and your messages too.live always in peace HILL on this new hill. >
abidjan, cote d'ivoire cote d'ivoire - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 07:38:29 (EDT)

we miss u man god be with u
komoro <mkomoro@africaonline.co.ke>
momobasa, kenya - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 04:49:04 (EDT)

Greetings in the NAME of Haile Sellassie I. Though Brother Joe is absent in the flesh, I am refreshed by father Joe's continual hatred for evil, absent or present in the flesh. The Most High Haile Sellasie will never leave us nor forsake us even to see us decay, he will not do it. More thanks Clement.
Clement Molale <clementm@statssa.gov.za>
Mafikeng, NW South Africa - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 04:35:03 (EDT)

Hi my frends!!!!!!!!
Sir Torrior (SACRED) <Torrior777@yandex.ru>
Gorno-Altaysk, - Russia - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 04:22:30 (EDT)

I LOVED JOSEPH HILL THE CULTURE LEADER SO MUCH THAT I WILL MISS HIM BUT STILL LISTEN TO HIS LOVED MUSIC FOREVER MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
WYSON LIPENGA <wylipenga2@yahoo.com>
LILONGWE, MALAWI - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 04:14:44 (EDT)

Kenyatta take care of your fathers'treasures.
Jahny Mabote <mabotejj@webmail.co.za>
Winburg, FS South Africa - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 03:39:41 (EDT)

Maximum Respect to the one and only Joseph Hill!!! Lets pray for a real rasta and youth guider to be rest in peace for ever!!!! Blessings n love!~!!
Reggae GR <reggae.gr@gmail.com>
- Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 02:06:06 (EDT)

jah bless u
micheal johnson <micheal johnson @ hot mail>
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 20:37:59 (EDT)

first,all my rispect condeleance to the HILLS FAMILY,The soul of the grate Honarable mr Joe Hill rest in peace,as he said (the slice of the mounthing zion for HIM)i use to see the groupe in europe FRANCE,and i realy overstand the preache of the greate voice(joe Hill)and i use to advice my self and learn more....thanks and hold on thight rastafari blessed.wee are still with you!!!
ras pablo <djvics@wanadoo.fr>
accra-somanya, ghana - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 18:27:25 (EDT)

I saw Joseph in the early autumn of 1997 at a place called Opus 40. This is a mystical place in Saugerties, NY. http://www.opus40.org/ The place has deep meaning to anyone who goes there. This was the last reggae concert I ever saw. After a great one, you simply don't need another. Jah Guide. Not good-bye brother because I will see in His Majesty's Kingdom one day.
Peter
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 18:24:49 (EDT)

differentes informations sur la creation du groupe culture
yigo marcel <yigocel@yahoo.fr>
ouagadougou, burkina-faso - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 17:53:11 (EDT)

Greating all in the name of the Most High Jah Rasta Far High, I give thanks and praise to Jah Almighty for I know his soul is in rest in a place we all are awaiting to go for this life we all live is nothing but a journey to a higher place. I thank the lord for giving the world a chance to listen and learn from Joseph hill for truly he was a man of wisdom, I pray that more such as he arise and burn with a passion of serving The almighty such as se. Jah Bless
Peter Kabbs <kevinkabbs@hotmail.com>
Irving, TX United States - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 17:28:42 (EDT)

Joseph Hill,Am a kenyan.As a True Field Marshal of The Jah Army,your name and Lifetime efforts,teachings,and Big time achievements will forever be synonymous with the struggle from humble beginings to the summit of success,You came to kenya,coz we loved ur music and you too,But GOD Loved you even more...God Bless you and Give you Eternal Peace, Jah Guide and Protect.I will miss you
Martin Chengechah <bt_root@yahoo.co.uk>
Reading, Berks UK - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 16:15:59 (EDT)

Joseph Hill,Am a kenyan.As a True Field Marshal of The Jah Army,your name and Lifetime efforts,teachings,and Big time achievements will forever be synonymous with the struggle from humble beginings to the summit of success,You came to kenya,coz we loved ur music and you too,But GOD Loved you even more...God Bless you and Give you Eternal Peace, Jah Guide and Protect.
Martin Chengechah <bt_root@yahoo.co.uk>
Reading, Berks UK - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 15:59:12 (EDT)

On behalf of my family from Above Rocks, St. Catherine, condolences to the Hill Family. My mother only dance when she hears Culture's music. He was an inspiration to everyone....I read the tributes daily from Africa and it's truly heart-warming to see how much he is loved everywhere, especially in MOTHER AFRICA. I know he's singing and dancing with Peter, Bob, Dennis, Garvey, my father, Joseph Durrant, and all the other artists who were waiting for him. Natty neva get weary yet!
The Durrant Family <durrabm@aol.com>
St. Catherine, Jamaica - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 15:38:18 (EDT)

we lost our one of the legend icon in reggae music, we will always remember him. by the name o f our jah helly cellus.
Edwin tabang manyama <ed.manyama.webmail.co.za>
tzaneen, sa south africa - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 12:26:42 (EDT)

we lost our one of the legend icon in reggae music, we will always remember him. by the name o f our jah helly cellus.
Edwin tabang manyama <ed.manyama.webmail.co.za>
tzaneen, sa south africa - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 12:24:34 (EDT)

Joseph Hills was spiritual man
Victor Owusu Sekyere <ow_sekyere@yahoo.co.uk>
Accra, Ghana - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 12:21:33 (EDT)

GOOD BYE JOE, ALTHOUGH YOU'VE LEFT US IN SOLITUDE WE WHO ALWAYS LISTENED TO YOUR TUNES FOR SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE.THE ONLY CONSOLING THING IS THAT YOU'VE LEFT BEHIND YOUR TEACHINGS IN FORM OF INSPIRITIONAL MUSIC.MEET YOU ON MOUNT ZION!
Wambugu Martin <wammart2@yahoo.com>
Mombasa, Kenya - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 11:22:34 (EDT)

Lookin' a video concert of the dear Joseph I cant believe that I cant see his person alive again like some years ago in Florence, Italy. He got me her hand... For people like J I love reggae music and black people... He will stay always in my heart. From Italy with love and peace, Bruno
Bruno <brunosart@infinito.it>
sassari, italy sardinia - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 10:54:26 (EDT)

Lookin' a video concert of the dear Joseph I cant believe that I cant see his person alive again like some years ago in Florence, Italy. He got me her hand... For people like J I love reggae music and black people... He will stay always in my heart. From Italy with love and peace, Bruno
Bruno <brunosart@infinito.it>
sassari, italy sardinia - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 10:51:35 (EDT)

Lookin' a video concert of the dear Joseph I cant believe that I cant see his person alive again like some years ago in Florence, Italy. He got me her hand... For people like J I love reggae music and black people... He will stay always in my heart. From Italy with love and peace, Bruno
Bruno <brunosart@infinito.it>
sassari, italy sardinia - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 10:51:10 (EDT)

peace jah people, receive greetings from yhe most high, joseph RIP,may ur soul rest in itanerl peace
pilato <safarialex06@hotmail.com>
+254, nairobi kenya - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 08:54:47 (EDT)

the raggae fratenity has lost once again one of the founders of raggae music.we mourn in sorrow together with the Hills farmily.may his soul rest in internal peace we are going to miss you jah carssons
casper garapo <caspergarapo2000>
harare, zimbabwe - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 08:26:51 (EDT)

I pray for God's perfect light on the Reggae Star, We the Sierra Leoneans both home and abroad, left the sudden death of you, we loved you but God love you most. Rest in God's loving Hands untill we shall all meet in the Marriage Supper. I on behalf of my entire family, extend our heart felt symphaty to his family and the rest of the CULTURE GROUP.
Joseph F.M.Sankoh <ngoaria@yahoo.co.uk>
Dakar, W/A Senegal - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 07:52:12 (EDT)

Thanks and praises to the almighty JAH for blessing all of mankind with your PROPHET JOSEPH HILL.He tried,and tried ,and he tried to make ALL people understand that through PEACE AND LOVE shown to others and ourselves that we will All be welcome at ZION GATE to share in your kingdom...RIP PRINCE OF ZION RIP!!!!!!
cjw
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 07:00:54 (EDT)

JAH BLESS THE WORK OF THY HAND RASTAMAN JOSEPH HILLS.IN YOUR CONCIOUS MUSIC U INSPIRED I EN I EN TO ALL MAN TO BE GOOD.IN THY BABYLONS LAND UR SUCH A FIRE BURNER EN TO DEM WICKED U TAUGHT A LESSON.REST IN PEACE BIG BROTHER.
JAMES SHAKE <CLICKJAMESHAKE@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Mombasa, COAST KENYA - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 04:36:07 (EDT)

JAH BLESS THE WORK OF THY HAND RASTAMAN JOSEPH HILLS.IN YOUR CONCIOUS MUSIC U INSPIRED I EN I EN TO ALL MAN TO BE GOOD.IN THY BABYLONS LAND UR SUCH A FIRE BURNER EN TO DEM WICKED U TAUGHT A LESSON.REST IN PEACE BIG BROTHER.
JAMES SHAKE <CLICKJAMESHAKE@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Mombasa, COAST KENYA - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 04:35:53 (EDT)

Dis really is a loss fi de Reggae music genre, especially fi I land brethren an' sisthren who lovd an' cherished Joe Hill sounds. Still Jah giveth an taketh; so mek we keep on praising Jah Jah Tafari. Selah...
Warona Ras Kakakapa Mosielele <war_mos@yahoo.com>
GABORONE, BOTSWANA - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 02:17:35 (EDT)

it is with shock that l contribute a tribute to the great Joseph Hill, who for us all a reminder of how postive vibrations, honesty and respect for all living things can change the world. I will share my his message with all the world. Blessings
olan <mundo1976@comcast.net>
niles, MI 49120 - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 22:16:37 (EDT)

it is with shock that l contribute a tribute to the great Joseph Hill, who for us all a reminder of how postive vibrations, honesty and respect for all living things can change the world. I will share my his message with all the world. Blessings
olan <mundo1976@comcast.net>
niles, MI 49120 - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 22:15:35 (EDT)

Love and respect to Mr. Joseph Hill-He was an inspiration to many of my Sunday mornings! He has gone to a better place where he will be just as appreciated as he was here on Earth! Blessed and blessed and many more blessings!!!!!
T-Rasta (Tanya Braxton) <teebeetee2001@yahoo.com>
Columbus, OH U.S.A. - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 17:18:54 (EDT)

I would like to let Josephs family know that he brought me and will continue to bring me much joy, happiness, and peace of mind. I followed Culture all over New England when they were in the States and had the chance to meet them many times. I will miss Joseph very much. BLESS
Jeff McBride <jmcbride1998@yahoo.com>
West Wareham, MA USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 16:59:14 (EDT)

FROM : MOZAMBIQUE. Father Joseph,you were a singular sensation,since you sustained you length carrer by being true and firm to your cultural roots reggae style.Your ardent garveism,visionary africanism and elonquent voice when singing, and vibrant lyricism based on a keen knowledge of the bible and prophetic observation of daily life made you very popular and charismatic by all reggae fans in Mozambique. NUFF RESPECT TO DIS FADA,BREDREN,PHILOSOPHER,TEATCHER,SHEPARD,PROPHET...,SEEN? Our condolences a go first fi him family and then to all nyabinghi and the people of Jamaica. May your eternal rest in Zion be blessed with the presence of jahovian angels watching over you. WITH LOVE, YOUR BREDREN,SON N`DAUTA FROM MOZAMBIQUE.
HEGEL JAMES <hegeljames@yahoo.com>
MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE MOZAMBIQUE - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 10:33:54 (EDT)

RISE UP AFRICA AND PAY YOUR RESPECT TO SIR JOSEPH HILLS (CULTURE) WE HAVE LOST AN ACTIVE ACTIVIST FOR PEACE AND HUMANITY. HE STOOD UP FOR AFRICA AND AFRICA HAS TO STAND UP FOR HIM. PEACE BE UPON THE HILL FAMILY AND CULTURE MEMBERS. KENYATTA,PLS CARRY ON THE GOOD WORKS OF YOUR DAD AND WORK WITH ALBERT+NELSON
RICK SEGBEFIA <mmoscon@aol.com>
- Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 07:20:58 (EDT)

Rest in pease brother Joseph, we loved you but JAH ALMIGHTY loved you most.
ANDERSON MVOI <rasnyambu@yahoo.com>
KILIFI, KENYA - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 07:13:08 (EDT)

Rest in pease brother Joseph, we loved you but JAH ALMIGHTY loved you most.
ANDERSON MVOI <rasnyambu@yahoo.com>
KILIFI, KENYA - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 07:13:02 (EDT)

SIR JOSEPH HILLS IS BEYOND ANY TRIBUTE.HE IS TOO BIG FOR ME.I CALL UPON THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA TO RE-BURY CULTURE BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE HE BELONGS. I DECLARE AUGUST 19 A CULTURE DAY IN GHANA FOR ALL PEACE-MAKERS.
SEGBEFIA <esegbefia@hotmail.com>
Virginia, VA USA| - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 07:12:44 (EDT)

AHOOY, RASTAFARIA. THIS IS SHIMI FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICANS WE HAVE LOST A VALUABLE ICON OF OUR REGGAE MUSIC. AT THIS POINT OF TIME IT IS FOR US WHO ARE LEFT HERE TO CONTINUE THE WORK OF OUR HERO "JOSEPH HILL" WE ARE THE ONE LEFT WITH MANY RIVERS TO CROSS. AFRICA LET US UNITE AND ENJOY WHAT'S GOING ON, CULTURE ONCE SAID IN HIS COLLECTION THAT WE ARE WAITING FOR THA BLACK STARLINE WHICH IS ON THE WAY. WE HAVE LOST THE REMARKABLE ICON AND WE HAVE TO CONTINUE THE JORNEY JAH GUIDE RASTAFARI AHOOOOY, AHOOOY RASTAS NEVER GET WEARY FOR SHALL ALL DIE HARDWORKERS RESPECT.
SHIMI RAMMILE <20199554@puknet.puk.ac>
POTCHEFSTROOM, SA SOUTH AFRICA - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 07:05:25 (EDT)

Sir Joseph Hill was an irrefutable great reggae icon. The great prophet is gone but we will find solace in his lyrics. Sir Joseph Hill is gone so is reggae music. Sir Joseph Hill was reggae and Reggae was Sir Joseph Hill. Sir Joseph Hill and Reggae music were like twin brothers. He has gone too early, all Malawians were looking forward to his coming to Malawi. May his soul restin eternal peace. Jah!!! Rastafari!!
VINCENT MWAMLIMA <finance@safetech-malawi.com>
Lilongwe, Malawi - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 06:42:25 (EDT)

Le recordamos desde todas partes, pues yo pongo mi granito desde España. Por tu gran voz, voz tus ideales reivindicadores, por tí. Nos verémos en zion. IRIE brothers!
WASH <jescarmar@hotmail.com>
Valladolid, Spain Spain - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 05:45:05 (EDT)

Rastaman you uplift my soul a thousand times with each passing day.You forever live,rastaman,you forever chant.
andy sonnyboy mwale <andymwale2003@yahoo.co.uk>
lusaka, Zambia - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 05:33:25 (EDT)

It was so painful in receiving the news of astrong and higly moral r ightiousman but J.Hills will still live on the heart of many.May his soul rest in peace Jah Bless
Francis Masha <Mhdubbie@yahoo.com>
Mombasa, Kenya - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 05:30:55 (EDT)

Joseph was a teacher, his music was more appealing, we will always remember him.His music still lives on. I want to say to his son Kenyatta, please keep the culture spirit burning.
Richard Taurai Mutangadura <richardmu@farmandcity.co.zw>
Harare, Zimbabwe - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 05:01:44 (EDT)

Well blessid love to all de i dat read this....i man want the family to know i n i feel fi dem...all a dem ....i man a young bwoy still 31(STILL HEARING NEW CULTURE MUSIC)...but I father showed I - Culture as he has been a fan since 70's even when he was based wid the Airforce ALL OVER - he still managed to buy Culture records so iman dun know CULTURE A FOUNDATION........ROOTS NATTY ROOTS ....DREAD BINGI DREAD .....CULTURE ARE THE ROOTS REST IN PEACE IN ZION ...TILL WE ALL MEET AGAIN ONE LOVE HERBMAN1975 INAA ENGLAND
herbman 1975 <herbman1975@hotmail.com>
UK - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 04:59:31 (EDT)

Joseph Hill was from Negril.Me myself used to work in a 24 hour open bar between roots bamboo and negril inn..this is now ten years ago,and it is,wierd but very very nice,just resently started to listen to culture..presented to me by my ethiopian brethren chu chu masta.him is dying from a sickness,and he played the song "humble african#...thank u!!beautiful song for beautiful people.good good people pass away one by one,but we are commin back all the time.jah bless ChuChu Masta,and rest in peace mr music man Joseph Hill,and thank u.......
peter <rastalarsa@hotmail.com>
oslo, capital norway - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 03:22:28 (EDT)

Greetings, I have just learned of the passing of Mr.joseph Hill, from one of my Jamaican brethren here in Paris, and i would like to take this opportunity to express deepest sympaty and condolences from my wife and i, to the family of this great great BROTHER. As a little youthman growing up in Barbados in the 70's and bein less fortunate than others i grew up with, i remember waiting patiently for the weekend to come so i could go by my best friend's home to listen to Culture and other groups, to receive the "WORD" the one thing that kept I Whole through the years and still lingers in my thaughts and guides me even today. I connot stress the importance of having brethren like Mr.Hill and others to guide i and i and keep us on the path. Peace be with you my brother, may the blessings of Jah Rastafari continue to shine on you, you have truly earned your slice of "Mount Zion". Jah Rastafari!!! Jah Rastafari!!! Jah Rastafari!!!. DiamondJudah & Jill
Walton & Jill Ramsey <diamondjudah@wanadoo.fr>
Paris, Isle of France France - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 23:17:39 (EDT)

Thank you Joseph for making me think about and understand the true meaning and importance of peace and love, justice and equality... thank you JAH for letting us recognize your works through your sweet and blessed messenger Joseph Hill. Joseph, hearing your sweet voice is always accompanied by a smile, seeing you live always electrified me with the most positive and bright vibration, thinking about your works and words makes me forget the troubles and little problems of daily life. But the fact that I am slowly realising, that you really departed so very early, brings tears to my eyes. Joseph, you strengthened my belief like no other, and therefore I know that you are in Zion, the brightest and highest realm there is, ONE with our Creator. I know you will be with us, every time we even think of you. I'm just probably sadder and more devastated than a good christian should be. But Brother Joseph, I know your bright love will never stop shining brighter than the morning sun. Jah bless all the children on earth
M.B
Germany - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 21:40:47 (EDT)

reggae music has lost one of his most representative ambassadors in joseph hill.he was one of the most respected,but also one of the most loved because of his simplicity and good nature.all the friends i know and who approached him backstage concerts venues told me about his humourous and and good natured character.another friend of mine who has travelled through the countryside to go to marley mosoleum in nine miles told me that if you travel through the countryside in ja and see the landscape then,you can feel where culture's harmonny style is coming from.i understand that he had long ago transcended racial and color barriers as his song"chineyman"stated.he wwill sorrily be missed may he rest in peace fadel from senegal,west africa
fadel <silverlining72@hotmail.com>
dakar, senegal - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 19:36:59 (EDT)

ever since i heard of your glorious departure to zion gates your music has been playing on and on and on. i cannot get enuff of your good vibes thank-you broda jo and may you trod on in zion for natty never get weary. jah bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
shlair <bobby.aga@blueyonder.co.uk>
sheffield, uk - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 19:11:38 (EDT)

I submit my tribute to Joseph "culture" Hill. He gave so much to so many. May we honor that dedication and sacrifice in our own lives by spreading his message of peace and love Iniversally. Nila Madhava Webster nilawebster@yahoo.com denver, co usa
- Monday, September 18, 2006 at 18:24:01 (EDT)

My memories goes all the way back to Sierra Leone west Africa which I will call Joseph Hill second home. Joseph you have always being the man of The people. Your lost can no one ever replace in the history of Reggae music and the promotion of Rasta conciousness. Joseph you are gone but you will never be forgotton. May your soul and the souls of all th faithfully departed rest in perfect peace. Jah Bless Iron
Abdul Karim Kamara <abdul_arim@hotmail.com>
Utrecht, Holland - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 16:32:02 (EDT)

I must say how pleased I was to have seen Joseph Hill and Culture in concert at the Brixton Academy literally weeks before his 'train to glory' arrived. I had also seen the group the summer before at the Astoria, London, alongside Daddy U Roy and Pat Kelly. Most memorable for me was their performance in a line-up (dubbed Vintage Fest) at Pulse in New Kingston (around 1996), close to christmas. It was such a great billing with lots of other icons in their own right; Cynthia Schloss, D B, Alton, Ernie, Gregory, Michigan & Smiley, Half Pint. I remember Joseph made his entrance on stage with a great big palm tree leaf. the man is simply one of a kind. for those who have never seen Culture in action just get a hold of the DVD 'Culture Live In South Africa' I grew up listening the culture on the transistor radio in rural St. Thomas in the seventies. The music sounded powerful to me then as it is now. Thanks Joseph Hill and Culture for the message and the humor. Blessed Martin Wilson
Martin <martin_mlw@yahoo.com>
England - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 15:13:52 (EDT)

God Bless Joseph Hill and giving him everlasting life.It's been two years since Soul Fire played before Culture at Rastavibe Reggae Festival.I play my tribute when he was alive and the last song of the concert was Greetings.This is a tibute to our Reggae Father Joseph hill you can downloaded the song free from http://www.myspace.com/jahsmileysoulfire GREETINGS He comes from Jamaica The man I sing about singing sweet reggae music His voice is like a guiding light Gives strong inspiration good vibration The man is teaching culture Rasta man livity, do you remember? Peace and Love; Holy Mount Zion Two Sevens Clash; Behold; Jah Rastafari Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to papa culture Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to all of them culture Peace, love & harmony Is what we need people stop your fussing & fighting We will all be judged one day Love shines brighter everyday Hes singing, don't cry sufferers Giving hope to the poor and the needy all over Praise him the king haile selassie No sin cannot enter, in a Mount Zion Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to papa culture Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to all of them culture The man is called culture Is walking in jahs light playing sweet reggae music His word is like a blazing light Singing songs of freedom for the African kingdom Rasta man is preaching To every man and woman Love thy neighbor Free again; never get weary Humble African; tell me where you get it Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to papa culture Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to all of them culture Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to papa culture Greetings to you Joseph Hill Greetings to all of them culture
Jah Smiley <vassilis.soulfire@gmail.com>
Thessalonica, Greece - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 08:33:49 (EDT)

In memory of one of the greatman on reggae planet. Thanks IV all the good thing you learn to me ever appreciate to hear the call of a warrior king Stay alive in our heart memory. Love and affection. Holy Guidance and Protection Sir Culture Selah Mahasia
Thomas Berthault <tbmahasia@yahoo.fr>
Nantes, Fr France - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 07:06:34 (EDT)

i love culture. rest in peace
ernest kurtis asiedu <kurtisbissahpaakwesi@yahoo.co.uk>
milton keynes, england - Monday, September 18, 2006 at 05:12:54 (EDT)

i&i would like to give thank to hill and culture family for in his new life he shall rise agine.jah grace. love rasta
sis inez pulliam <inezpulliamoo@msn.com>
bladensburg, md u.s.a. - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 19:38:55 (EDT)

RIP, Joseph Hill. He has inspired many, me included, and shall continue to inspire. Through his music he will live on in this world, and he shall prosper in heaven forever. Peace
Mason
Portland, - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 18:22:04 (EDT)

QUE LA TERRE DE TES ANCETRES QUI T'A VU NAITRE TE SOIT LEGERE. REPOSE DANS LA PAIX DE JAH
MATHIEU KONAN <kamathieu2@yahoo.fr>
ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 17:06:06 (EDT)

A TOUTE LA GRANDE FAMILLE DU REGGAE, A TOUTE LA FAMILLE TANT BIOLOGIQUE QUE MUSICALE DU GRAND HIIL, JE VOUS DIT YAKO POUR LA GRANDE PERTE QUI VIENT DE FRAPPER LE MONDE MUSICAL. PEACE AND LOVE JAH RASTAFARI
KONAN MATHIEU <kamathieu2@yahoo.fr>
ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 16:56:51 (EDT)

A ROUTE LA GRANDE FAMILLE DU REGGAE, A TOUTE LA FAMILLE TANT BIOLOGIQUE QUE MUSICALE DU GRAND HIIL, JE VOUS DIT YAKO POUR LA GRANDE PERTE QUI VIENT DE FRAPPER LE MONDE MUSICAL. PEACE AND LOVE JAH RASTAFARI
KONAN MATHIEU <kamathieu2@yahoo.fr>
ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 16:56:20 (EDT)

It is with sadness that i learned of the death of Joseph hill .I had the opportunity to listen at all his recording great reggae music from an early age because my brother was a fan .Eversince then i have collected all his albums.It very sad to lose such a talented musician.He will be greatly missed Rest in peace brother,my condolonces goes to the hill family as we remember the work of a legend and hero for blackman liberation from the chains of oppression in all walks of life.I write from Britain but i am a black man from Africa in Zimbabwe Jah bless.
kenny kanyuchi <kanyuchikenny@yahoo.co.uk>
london, united kingdom - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 16:36:46 (EDT)

I tried, I tried, And I Tried!!! Respect to a man whose words meant so much to so many. Your works will live in our hearts. To all my bredda's and Sista's may your days be long and fruitfull. Rest in peace Mighty Joe. One Love.
Phil <Phil_van_Leynseele@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 16:20:55 (EDT)

a big lost... rest in peace
ital <ital@lionmix.com>
halmstad, sweden - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 14:48:43 (EDT)

The best are going much to early - once again I was very sad to hear such bad news! His music I´ll hear evermore. Regards from germany kappa9
Joerg <kappa9@gmx.de>
Cologne, - Germany - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 13:30:19 (EDT)

ahoy De spear has fallen, what we can do is to accept that it was JahJah's wish to take His Soldier in the name of Joseph "Culture" Hill.we will always remember him for the great music that he procuced and may his soul rest in peace. i want to encourage the group to continue from where he left, so that his spirit lives on and on. " i am not ashamed to pray JahJah......(Culture) " Ras Mafled @ University of Limpopo( Turfloop Campus) South Africa
Ras Mafled <mafenya@702mail.co.za>
Polokwane, sa South Africa - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 08:37:30 (EDT)

Joseph Hill, a teacher and a healer, an inspiration and liberator, a visionary, a shaman. Jah guide and may you shine on. A man is known by his work, his life, his ministry. "Rest in peace" does not apply to you my brother and my teacher, for there is no resting until the work you blessed us with is done, and as the word lives on forever, you are not dead - though they say you are dead, though they say Jah dead - but I und I know Jah live. I und I never get weary. One Love. Billie Mugwagwa Masiwa - Tichakunda
Billie Masiwa <tichakunda@hotmail.com>
Zimbabwe, Afrika - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 07:42:36 (EDT)

His music is of all times,it teaches all the Africans of any generation about being true pan africans and to resist all the wrong ideology from the West.Hill stood as an African the rest of his life.Let his soul rest in peace,i will always remember you my Hero. Hamblezii
Zeiman Mugwagwa <zeimanmu@zol.co.zw>
Harare, africa Zimbabwe - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 07:30:21 (EDT)

Give thanks for Joseph Hill! 'Trod on' continues to inspire Ihi n Ihi all the time. Jah Bless all who appreciate. Strong like that! Selassie Ihi.
Kimash Heights <kimrkim@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 06:20:27 (EDT)

May jah guide him in peace!
Swienie <j_swienink@hotmail.com>
Silvolde, gl Netherlands - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 05:54:42 (EDT)

am very pleased to recommend mr hill for his powerful message he spread to the world may his soul rest in perfect peace.
peter boakye
rotterdam, maashaven holland - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 05:13:28 (EDT)

It pains me to realize that the African Teacher has passed on.He was a constant source of intellectual insight. I listened to his songs always.May Jah bless his soul.Rest in Peace Teacher.
Konuche Jonathan <kjohnash@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 02:18:25 (EDT)

I love Joseph. He brought so much to me every time I saw him, his shows always left me with a feeling of such peace and enlightenment that stayed with me for months after seeing the show. Because of the strength that I have drawn from his albums they have empowered me to triumph thru painfull times and always have faith that the rightuos no matter how meek shall conquer. Blessings' to the Hill family and God Bless Joseph Hill a Lion and a Prophet he stands now next to Jah looking over us all knowing his influence will now be passed down for generations to come, soon come! We are so blessed to have shared time on earth with such a positive enpowering personality. Love Jah!
Matthew Costa <mbc92028@yahoo.com>
bend, or USA - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 00:45:55 (EDT)

I would like to send out my deapest sympany the family and friends of MR Joseph Hill.
Sherry Bynoe <sherrybynoe1977@Yahoo.com>
queens, NY America - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 22:45:21 (EDT)

I SAW J. HILL IN A CONCERT IN BOSTON 2YRS AGO @ THE ROXY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW I WAS MOVED FROM THE REBELS MUSIC. GOD GAVE US A GREAT MAN WHO WILL BE MISSED BIG TIME. I HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS STRONG AND THAT YOUR MESSAGE LIVES FOREVER FOR GOD SURE HAS A SERVANT IN YOU. GO IN PEACE BROTHER MAN AND I BET YOUR REWARDS ARE WAITING. FOR WHAT YOU SAW HERE ON EARTH YOU SHALL REAP IN ZION. LONG LIVE SIR JOSEPH HILL-RESPECT 06'
James Chege <promisedzion@yahoo.com>
DOVER, DE U.S.A. - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 19:18:10 (EDT)

Yes I Respect fi di Rastaman Josheph Hill... I slice of Mount Zion os for you brother, yu deserve it mon
JahCulture <jahculture@hotmail.com>
Gibraltar, --- Gibraltar - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 18:45:34 (EDT)

The sun did not shine on me yesterday when a friend broke to me the sad news of the passing away of one of my favorite reggae artist "JOSEPH HILL". I fell in love with the music sang by Culture when I first heard the songs in the album "International Herb", back in my country Cameroon. Since then, I went hunting for any album released by this group. At the moment, I own 24 of the 26 albums released by Culture, in compact disc. I also own two video tapes of their live concerts. My love for Culture was captivated by meaning of their songs and the chaming voice of lead singer Mr. Joseph Hill. It is unbelievable that I will never hear him sing a new song for me again. However, death is beyond human understanding. The good Lord who took him away from us the fans, the Culture group, and his family in particular, will keep his soul in a safe place in heaven, where Bob Marley and Peter Tosh are presently residing. Good bye Joseph Hill. I will also play your music, sing your music and dance your music. Arrey
Daniel A. Arrey <arreydaniel@yahoo.com>
Brockton, MA U.S.A. - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 16:21:13 (EDT)

My heart is filled with soo much sorrow that I cant express in words. I have been a Joseph Hill fan since I was 12years old. I am 35 now and live in New york. I am a Ghanaian by birth. Tears filled my eyes as I got to know about the death of my lifetime hero, mentor and Godfather of roots rock reggae. My condolensces goes to Joseph Hill's family and I pray the good Lord strenghen them in this time of sorrow. My words to the family is from Joseph himself and I quote "WHEN I WAS DOWN AND OUT, HE WAS THE ONE WHO HELPED ME OUT, STRETCHED FORTH HIS HANDS FOR I WHEN I'M IN DISTRESS". I know and believe that JOSEPH HILL is in ZION. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
KOBY OBENG <kob_energy@hotmail.com>
Pine Bush, NY USA - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 12:59:39 (EDT)

jah bless the culture man
fred gor <nil>
nairobi, kenya - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 12:34:53 (EDT)

"One stone" it was a bless to have a Rasta so wonderfull prepare a place for us,remembering prophets like Peter Tosh, Joe higgs and not forgeting the suffering Aficans.Unite. African Postman.
OROWE OPIYO <s329744@emirates.com>
DUBAI, DUBAI KENYA - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 12:05:41 (EDT)

Rasta never die Joseph we learnt alot from you,please my his passing unify all the Africans home and abroad just as Peter Tosh said as long as you are a black man you are an African.I also need a Chat freind from Jamaica please reply on the above e-mail.Respect!
JONAS OROWE OPIYO(SAVIMBI) <jonasopiyo@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, NAIROBI KENYA - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 11:43:04 (EDT)

on joes last album world peace, he stated that he never never give up spreeding the good message until his soal lead to rest now his soal has laid to rest in peace.all afrikans miss him for his good work.naw joe is resting in the hand of jah i hope he will one day meet his brother bob anc carry on spreading the message of love.
albert <albertgjohnny@yahoo.co.uk>
london, gb - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 05:29:14 (EDT)

I AM VERY SORRY FOR HIS DEATH.MY SINCEREST
michael akuful <merser20@yahoo.com>
ashaiman, w/a Ghana - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 04:50:34 (EDT)

MR JOSEPH HILL MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE I YOUR REAGGA MUSIC STILL IN OUR THOUGHT, THERE IS NO ATHER AVENUE CANSIOUS AVENUE BY RAS KOF I'
Don kof I <oldroger96@yahoo.com>
accra, ghana ghana - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 00:09:44 (EDT)

Brother Joseph, i can remember when my step father use to play a singlie 45 record "Jah jah See dem a come" the song of yours you sing as my favorite when i was 9 years old, & so are others. As i said before, thanks for the memory you bring back, your songs will live forever as it continued, Rest well jah Hill.
Chris McDonald <chrismcdonald_777@hotmail.com>
D. Park, KIN JAMAICA - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 22:07:52 (EDT)

you are everything that happened to reggae music.how do wefind a replacement?jah is the one to answer this question.R.I.P.
SHOWERS <kojoewusie@yahoo.com>
coventry, uk - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 21:19:52 (EDT)

I am sad and down ever since I heard the news.My whole life is not complete without you!!! Broda, I can't write again since I have started shedding tears!!! Rest in Perfect Peace. RASTAFARI LIVETH!!!
Dominic Bosomtwi <rastaman4db@yahoo.com>
Las Cruces , NM USA - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 21:07:35 (EDT)

Grazie Joseph per la tua voce, per la tua musica !!!
Alberto Paps <papalo@inwind.it>
Padova, italy - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 20:30:24 (EDT)

First let us give thanks to JAH for the LOVE and BLESSING that our brother Joseph hill brought to us all.I was blessed to see this great man performed a number of times and these I will cherished forever. You have gone on to be with your Imperial Majesty and for him you will be singing forever. You will be missed but never forgotten. May your soul rest in peace. JAH RASTAFARI
Michael Harvey <harvrx7@tampabay.rr.com>
Brandon, FL Usa - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 19:36:15 (EDT)

A great singer died, I`m really sad. His lyrics change my life into a better way. Take your place on Mt. Zion Joseph..... My heart belongs to the Hill Family....
BoboZappa <bobo_zappa@gmx.net>
Dortmund, NRW Germany - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 17:35:30 (EDT)

May the almighty jah keep you safe till we all meet again by his side in his specially prepared place for us.You,ve touched so many hearts and homes, healed wounds and stood for what you believed in.God Bless your soul.
Philip Baah <kwasibaah@yahoo.com>
Manassas, VA USA - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 17:32:34 (EDT)

...fly away home to Zion, fly away home....forever in my heart, brother Joseph.
Capitan Albi <abbiat@alice.it>
Bergamo, ITALY - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 17:03:22 (EDT)

yeah men thanks to jah for giving us dis man , may his spirit live forever more blessed rasta
president sadat <tomsadat@yahoo.com>
- Friday, September 15, 2006 at 14:28:16 (EDT)

YOUR MESSAGES STILL AND WILL LIVETH AMONG US JAH BRETHRENS.JAH BLESS YEA MAN.AMEEN
RAS KADUNGLEH <amujmilas@yahoo.com>
nairobi, nrb kenya - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 11:08:45 (EDT)

We have lost a FATHER, an ENTERTAINER, an AFRICAN AMBASSADOR, an ICON, GOD's ELECT. God sent Joseph Hill to serve a purpose, Joseph Hill served the purpose fully. He is rested in FLESH, but his SPIRIT and SOUL will live forever. I have learnt many thing by listening to Joseph Hill's music, I thank God for his precious LIFE. TO ME HE MADE A DIFFERENCE. His music is FOOD to my SOUL. His teachings will stay with me for the rest of my life. I personally have lost a MENTOR in LIFE, a TEACHER and a FATHER figure. Two weeks ago, before I even heard about his passing, I read one of the quotes where he said "It is better to be a big man in a small house, than to be a small man in a big house", that quote in its own HAS HAD a very HUGE POSITIVE IMPACT in my LIFE. My condolences go to the HILL FAMILY. We have lost a BRAVE and a WISE SOUL! I thank God that I had an opportunity to see Joseph Hill performing in South Africa in the year 2000. I hope the world will LIVE HIS TEACHINGS.
Sidima Ntsangani <sntsangani@multichoice.co.za>
Pretoria, South Africa - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 10:08:35 (EDT)

IN THE DREAM THAT, THE MAN SONG TOLD ME THIS, SO I DECIDE TO DELIEVER..........J.HILL TOLD ME "REMEMBER ME AND TAKE MY BONE TO THE PROMISE LAND...I KNOW YOU ARE COMING THAT IS WHY I'M SAYING SO" CULTURE! MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE!!! AS I AND I KNEW NO NIGHT IN ZION. JAH BLESS
ENOCH KINGSLEY EWUSIE <bustywusty@hotmail.com>
Ghana - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 09:36:49 (EDT)

He was really inspirational and unique I will miss him so much...
Jacob Okpanachi <nadeco75@yahoo.com>
Abuja, FCT Nigeria - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 07:37:01 (EDT)

We lost the true soilder> Joseph Hill was the master of the music,reggae.my your soul rest in peace...Jah..Jah..see them come wala..wala..wala..combolo.Nuff respect jahman Hill.jah thanks ,the sprit of rasta will live with us.good things ahooyi.
clifton ravhura <cravhura@yahoo.com>
johannesburg, rsa south africa - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 07:31:41 (EDT)

we've lost the irreplaceable no one can replace joseph in regea
manir garba <maniru1970@yahoo.co.uk>
sokoto, sokoto nigeria - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 06:57:58 (EDT)

It sadden us to hear of a great entertainer, a messenjah of the most high, who has inspired us for many many years down here in babylon(new zealand). InI Rasta here in New Zealand send our condolences, much love and respect. JaH RasTaFarI...
Oblexx Judah Brown <jahlovesounz@hotmail.com>
Auckland, Aotearoa(New Zealand) - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 06:39:19 (EDT)

May The Almighty God rest your soul in peace brother Joseph.I will always remember you through 'Innocent Blood','Be Honest','Zion Gate' and many more others.
Prosper Shayo <shayop@yahoo.com>
Dar-es-Salaam, TANZANIA Tanzania - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 05:47:33 (EDT)

i want to condoleance the famely and friends off Joseph Hill. it is a very great lost that such a great reggae singer must die so young. i am very glad i saw his last concert in antwerpen. i wish u all the strenght to live with his dead. marjolijn
marjolijn romeijn <marjolijn2004@hotmail.com>
delft, nederland - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 05:24:19 (EDT)

An angel, legend has gone culture is a hero, A trouble shooter moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it as humble black prophet singing all of life about corruption, oppression, war, poverty, discrimination, crime and so on i remember when culture visit Sierra Leone, when the war was at its peak, with brutal activities of the rebels his visit brought a change. When the people saw him, they don't know what to say. They just cried and cried. And the rebels told the government that "You should be glad that Joseph is here. If you he wasn't here this place would be destroyed within 24 hours. Imagine. how would they feel now ...may he rest in peace this,, yahya azure from sukura fadikafuta know as santino
yahya azure <yahya_azure@yahoo.com>
accra,, gt Ghana - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 05:20:37 (EDT)

An angel, legend has gone culture is a hero, A trouble shooter moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it as humble black prophet singing all of life about corruption, oppression, war, poverty, discrimination, crime and so on i remember when culture visit Sierra Leone, when the war was at its peak, with brutal activities of the rebels his visit brought a change. When the people saw him, they don't know what to say. They just cried and cried. And the rebels told the government that "You should be glad that Joseph is here. If you he wasn't here this place would be destroyed within 24 hours. Imagine. how would they feel now ...may he rest in peace this,, yahya azure from sukura fadikafuta know as santino
yahya aure <yahya_azure@yahoo.com>
accra,, gt Ghana - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 05:20:23 (EDT)

R.I.P Joseph! According to your wokr, JAH gonna reward you. Your music will forever remain Gold!
mnati <ghettochildr@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya. - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 04:19:03 (EDT)

Humble Africa!! That was you Mr Hill. You were so humble & insperational. May your soul rest in peace man. As for your family,we all know, trust & believe Him The 1st will provide & guide. Your harmonious lyrics will live forever. one more time 'MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN BEST'
TALENT MANDIGO <talentnj@yahoo.com>
Harare, 236 Zimbabwe - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 02:37:07 (EDT)

'REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER'
Ras Diba <dshukuru@yahoo.com>
Moshi, Tanzania. - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 00:56:36 (EDT)

Well, I really didn't know him, but I want to pay my respect to him. I feel at heart that he did his job her on earth and now its time for him to go up to the Kingdom of God and answer for all the great thing that he has done. To the family of Mr. Hill, I know that you are heartbroken to loose such a great person in your life, but You all will meet again, and know that he is in a better place and that he will always be there and is looking down on all of you. Keep your HEAD up, Joy comes in the Morning. Everything is gonna be alright. He is safe in the arms of his maker and beholder. God Bless you all.
Cina Hyde <fredcinahyde@yahoo.com>
Augusta, Ga US - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 20:41:01 (EDT)

Joseph Hill and Culture visited Puerto Rico many times and they were loved by reggae fans here. The messages in the lyrics will forever live on. May Jah bless his family and friends...
jose maldonado <maldorlando@yahoo.com>
san juan , pr puerto rico - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 20:18:27 (EDT)

I remember in the 80's when my cousin brothers Innocent and Eliot used to play Joseph's music especially this one.' Love shines brighter ' , it brings a lot of memories when l was back home in zimbabwe. Young and innocent , with no worries whatsoever. Well , what can l say. REST IN PEACE JOE.
mercy <denisechandy@msn.com>
birmingham, united kingdom - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 19:18:00 (EDT)


jah bless you and all your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dawid <davidejro@op.pl>
wroclaw, poland - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 15:19:35 (EDT)

Many years of Ital inspiration. Blessings for Joseph Hill from Bubble Mountain. From the walls of the Hemp Exchange
Johnstone <jstoned2003@msn.com>
Bubble Mountain, BC Canada - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 14:24:08 (EDT)

We have seen one of the best performers move on, heaps of respect. So many joyfull moments we have had with your songs...and still have! Im sure you are jamming with some other great musicians right now at your fathers house ;)
Mr.Hall
Sweden - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 13:55:30 (EDT)

bredren u were an inspiration as l man grew, l would want the most High Omnipotent Majesty prepare u good home as u managed to pull many youth out of misery as we managed to gain confidence and hope for a brighter and wonderful tommorow, Jah bless u still
reginald sherekete <reginald@tetrad.co.zw>
bulawayo, zimbabwe - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 11:36:47 (EDT)

Friday Night August the 18th I WIN a ticket to see CULTURE LIVE in Antwerp in the Petrol Club. The Concert was great, but when I come home in the mornin' I receive a message that Joseph Hill die on his way to Germany. I could not believe, a few hours before I saw him standin' on stage, the crowd was going crazy. Sad loss for the world, but his voice/music stay on forever and I feel blessed I could see him in Antwerp for the last time. Bless and One Love Mildred
Mildred <milliefromdelft@hotmail.com>
Delft, the Netherlands - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 11:05:22 (EDT)

Nice time with you Mr Hill!! now we continue... always remembering you as very wickeeeed singer!!! Guillaume
Guillaume <gruhlmann@yahoo.fr>
Verrières , France - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 10:56:50 (EDT)

Brother Joe - When we found out JAH JAH called on you.......we cried like a baby. We will miss you because your music has really touched and inspired our lives. We started feeling your message from when were youths in St. Lucia, and we continue to feel it until this day forward. You've done your job and we quess it's time to 'Trod On'. You don't want to be left out of 'Zion Gates'. There, we know you will be 'Rallying Round Jahovah's Throne'. You're in a better place because we can't stop the 'Fussin and Fighting'. Joe you are a true Reggae ambassador, your legacy is registered in my mind, heart and soul and you shall never be forgotten. RASTAFARI..........Bennette and Ado, St.Lucia, W.I.
Ado and Bennette Timothy <Canute6@Hotmail.com>
St. Lucia, W. Indies - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 10:52:25 (EDT)

We love you Joseph Hill, but God loves you more. Rest In Peace
Charls Thomas <charlztworld@yahoo.com>
Dar es salaam, - Tanzania - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 09:58:21 (EDT)

I saw one of his concert a year ago in Martinique. Nearly a three hour show. The best concert I've ever seen in my life. Joseph Hill is still alive. He is no more on this earth but his music will always suvive.Because his music is pure, sincere
ERICHOT MICHEL <michel.erichot@wanadoo.fr>
lamentin, Martinique - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 09:51:37 (EDT)

A sad, sad loss. a real inspiration to one and all. May his songs live on. Haile up Joseph Hill. Natty never, never get weary!
paul hindsley <lotusgecko@hotmail.com>
bradford, yorks uk - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 09:41:43 (EDT)

Blessed love to all of Joseph Hill's family,loved ones,friends,fans,supporters. Jah calling his soldiers of righeous,peace,and truth home. We will not forget your message Joseph Hill as it is remembered in the hearts of the people that are touched and inspired by it. Love never fades. ~MORE LOVE~ ~ Ms.Snow ~
SHEILA SNOW <SSNOW@JUNO.COM>
Liverpool, PA USA - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 09:20:55 (EDT)

Rest in peace. I discover your talent and your great faith in Jah there's many time. But the performance you give to me and the public in Abidjan on September 05 is for me a high moment I' ll never forget. Tribute to you and God warm your sons and your woman. A brother in Jah from Abidjan for our gays in Jamaica, a little piece of Africa.
Desire YANLA <cdyanla@yahoo.fr>
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 07:19:04 (EDT)

August 19 2006 will never be foorget in the history of music,becouse joseph hill had pla a vital role toward educating, enlighten and entertanig the whole world, infact i don,t know how to express how we miss him, i love him so much, may his soul rest in peace with the lord
jibrin musa` <kwamitex@yahoo.com>
jos, plateau nigeria - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 07:08:06 (EDT)

he was a reggea man to b always remembered.R.I.P
josiah <jmuchiri25@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 06:24:46 (EDT)

Culture, KEEPER OF THE ZION GATES - A flower to the Black Race. Rest yee in JAH Hands
Stephen Bongo Chikuse <stephenchitsulo@yahoo.com>
Lilongwe, Malawi - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 06:19:52 (EDT)

Joe was a hero for culture music lovers especially in Africa. I was in Sierra Leone when he went. He is greatly missed.
sparrow
USA - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 01:38:14 (EDT)

Rest now Rasta your works will live for iver and iver........Jah guide and protect bredren
Vintage Dread <kpowell@cntus.jnj.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 23:12:58 (EDT)

At an early age, Joseph Hill's lyrics resonated clearly and helped teach me about equal rights and justice. He served as a musical inspiration and great teacher throughout the years. His kindness and true understanding was evident every time I saw him in concert. I remember seeing him in Boulder Colorado yeas ago and he refused to play unless all ages were allowed to come in and listen to the music... It was one of those rare moments when people forgot about color, nationality or religion and truly became once people... Thank you Joseph... May we carry on your legacy in our actions toward one another.....
Alexander <alexpapouchis@hotmail.com>
Ithaca, NY UNited States - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 23:06:03 (EDT)

I was deeply saddened to hear of Culture's death. I give thanks for the gift of his conscious lyrics and extend heartfelt sympathy to his family. He will always live on in our hearts. R I P my brother.
Patricia <picklesmoses@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 21:20:40 (EDT)

I am very very sad and shock to see this news on the internet,i send my condolences to his family may god be with him and he will be in heaven, i will miss him greatly,he will be never for gotton may you rest in heven; all our love from vincent & family.
vincent beckles <VINCENTBECKLES@LYCOS.COM>
london uk, England - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 20:43:15 (EDT)

Gamba redu raenda!Fambai zvakanaka mukoma Joze! Makauya ku Zimbabwe mukatipa mazwi eungwaru mukatiratidza kukosha kwekuva munhu mutema!Mukadzokazve ku South Africa ngoma yanga iri ndiyo ndiyo PEACE AND LOVE!! Hondo makarwa mukakunda chizororai murugare! FORWARD RASTA!!Long Live Rastafari! I thought i should express myself in my own mother tonge.I think JOSEPH HILL would have been proud. Rest in peace my brother!! Selassie I
Jimalo <jnyatoro@yahoo.co.uk>
London, UK - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 19:53:11 (EDT)

Gamba redu raenda!Fambai zvakanaka mukoma Joze! Makauya ku Zimbabwe mukatipa mazwi eungwaru mukatiratidza kukosha kwekuva munhu mutema!Mukadzokazve ku South Africa ngoma yanga iri ndiyo ndiyo PEACE AND LOVE!! Hondo makarwa mukakunda chizororai murugare! FORWARD RASTA!!Long Live Rastafari! I thought i should express myself in my own mother tonge.I think JOSEPH HILL would have been proud. Rest in peace my brother!! Selassie I
Jimalo <Jimalo@fsmail.net>
Derby, United Kingdom - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 19:11:28 (EDT)

Am in pain,am in shock,why why why,i grew up listening culture all my life revolve around their songs,my hands are shaking and am having a hard time writing,i can say is reggae music will never be the same,he is going to be miss alot,jah bless his sole.
frank gadri <vivoon75@hotmail.com>
accra, ghana - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 18:38:55 (EDT)

Joseph, your gone to a land far away, but your music - the culture-music - will never leave our hearts! Thanks for Cultures nice concerts, your nice entertaining. Rest in peace.
Michael Olszewski <nov@gmx.ch>
Dortmund, Germany - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 16:50:19 (EDT)

We will never forget your shows in south africa Rasta. Rest In Peace. Nough respects to a son of Africa.
Herbert Nyanhete <herblina@gmail.com>
Johannesburg, Gautng South Africa - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 14:38:34 (EDT)

My interview with Joseph Hill in Freetown some thirteen years ago, gave me a new concept of rastafarianism and ultimately set me forward to embrace Culture explosive and thoughtfull songs. Joseph Hill's poetical lyrics are panacea for the oppresed and weak hearted. His death although is a severe blow to all his numerous fans, but his music will continue to transcend in and around the World. Rest in peace and may God guide his entire family members and friends alike
Ayo Mason <ayomason@hotmail.com>
Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 13:31:26 (EDT)

Hi, I wish I had the patience to make my sites as good as yours, your site is excellent.Thanks for a good job.
Alex <alex@gmail.com>
NewYork, NY USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 12:49:49 (EDT)

may his and the other soldiers of JAH rest in PEACE i love CULTURE SO MUCH AND I WILL NEVER 4 GET HIM because i live with his music each and every day of my life R.I.P. CULTURE
rashpeace <shaka2_2007@yahoo.com>
antwerp, belgium - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 12:30:08 (EDT)

If dem ah won win the revolution dey must win with rasta ,cos U can't win no other way; cos if U win no other way ya gon fight again but when U rasta win no more WAR !!! JOSEPH HILL OF CULTURE FAME U'RE THE GREATEST!!! DEFINATELY A SLICE OF MOUNT ZION IS 4 U.
AWUDU SIDI <aewooda@g-unit.com>
ACCRA, GHANA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 12:10:06 (EDT)

You are the most wonderfull muZisians the world has ever had since the creation by Jah The entire world is gonna miss you,your powefull voice,your wisdom,your extreme simplisity and above all your teachings. There is no PURE ROOTS Reggae without Hill.And therefore there is no MISIC without this great man. Just like the Great Lucky Dube Hill has tirelesly and FEARLESLY campaighned for fearness,peace and some other niceties especially to AND Among the Africans who have never seen or tasted peace ever since the time the western people came to pollute their minds. HILL your PAY DAY has eventually reached and this is the answer to your repeated question on the song ''pay day'' wE Kenyan Reggae fans Have for so long ranket Hill as the best and the most favourable reggae musician in the world in the last dicade. I also wish well the remaining Culture members i.e the likes of Albert and his coligue. Finally I pray for the Jamaican community as a whole espesially Hills Family.May you all live under Jahs umbrella as Hill did the whole of His LIFE. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN PAECE;AMEN.
GEORGE OTUOL McOTUOL <mcotuol@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, N/A KENYA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 10:29:31 (EDT)

Tu n'es pas parti si loin, Joseph, que je ne puisse te voir en fermant les yeux. Ta silhouette-sentinelle monte encore la garde aux alentours et ta présence nous rassure comme toujours; Ton rire, ta voix couvrent les larmes, d'énergie, de joie,de vie. Merci pour tout.Love to Pauline, Afrine, Yatta
dominique
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 08:03:46 (EDT)

It was with great sadness that I leant of the death of one of Africa and the world's messanger of peace.I started following Culture music from the time I was a small boy in Africa. Now after more than 20 years I still listen to Joseph Hill's music and its like it was produced yesterday.I watched Joseph Hill once when he came to Africa Zimbabwe.It was a great show with I Jah Man Levi and Eric Donaldson.Over tha years I have not missed buying any of Culture albums(I also treasure the live DVDs I have)PEACE AND LUV INNA DE DANCEHALL PEACE AND LUV.It pains me to remember about 20 years ago in the early hours of the morning when Joseph started bellowing ' The sun is shinning inna Zimbabwe' that was great. JOSEPH HILL YOU ARE A TRUE SON OF AFRICA!! LONG LIVE YOUR GOOD VIBES!! SO LONG RASTAFARI EVER LIVING EVER FEARFUL EVER LOVING SELASSIE I! JAH RASTAFARI!!!LONG LIVE MWANA WEVHU!!TINOKURANGARIRA MUNDANGARIRO DZEMOYO YEDU JOZE!! FAMBA ZVAKANAKA MWANA WEVHU!!!!
James Nyatoro <jnyatoro@yahoo.co.uk>
Derby, United Kingdom - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 07:36:31 (EDT)

It was with great sadness that I leant of the death of one of Africa and the world's messanger of peace.I started following Culture music from the time I was a small boy in Africa. Now after more than 20 years I still listen to Joseph Hill's music and its like it was produced yesterday.I watched Joseph Hill once when he came to Africa Zimbabwe.It was a great show with I Jah Man Levi and Eric Donaldson.Over tha years I have not missed buying any of Culture albums(I also treasure the live DVDs I have)PEACE AND LUV INNA DE DANCEHALL PEACE AND LUV.It pains me to remember about 20 years ago in the early hours of the morning when Joseph started bellowing ' The sun is shinning inna Zimbabwe' that was great. JOSEPH HILL YOU ARE A TRUE SON OF AFRICA!! LONG LIVE YOUR GOOD VIBES!! SO LONG RASTAFARI EVER LIVING EVER FEARFUL EVER LOVING SELASSIE I! JAH RASTAFARI!!!
James Nyatoro <jnyatoro@yahoo.co.uk>
Derby, United Kingdom - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 07:20:35 (EDT)

THE TRIBUTES SPEAK VOLUMES OF YOUR LIFE AND WORK. EVEN IN AFRICA WHERE FIVE MINUTES SPEND ON THE INTERNET MAY MEAN TWO DAYS MEAL, THE TRIBUTES KEPT COMING IN FROM AFRICA LIKE THAT. YOU WERE A GREAT MAN AND STILL REMAIN GREAT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER YOU TILL ETERNITY. LOVE TRULY SHINES BRIGHTER THAN THE MORNING SUN. ROOTS
ROOTS <rootsmano@yahoo.com>
London, Greater London ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 07:10:20 (EDT)

LONG LIVE THE CULTURES WE MOURN WITH YOU. FOR HILL MAY YOUR SOUL AND INSIPIRATIONS WILL LAST FOREVER. AMEN
kelvin kyalo <kevo-990@hotmail.com>
eldoret, KENYA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 05:55:11 (EDT)

Jah Rastafarai, Jah rastafarai, l tried and l tried and tried to make them understand, why this train suddenly stopped, and taken you, the train that carries no wrong doer, but l hope and trust that the Zion train that you boarded will take you to Zion. Rest in peace Big BROTHER HILL
sly bhebe <sbhebe@aol.com>
gweru, 263 zimbabwe - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 05:53:07 (EDT)

WE HAVE LOST YET ONOTHER GREAT SON OF AFRICA!! JOSEPH YOU WILL BE BEST REMEMBERED BY MYSELF FOR THAT SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR WHICH WAS FULL OF ACTION. YOU MAY BE GONE BUT YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON REST IN PEACE IN JAH'S HANDS
DANNY KUNDA <dkunda@workers.com.zm>
NDOLA, ZAMBIA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 05:13:52 (EDT)

Rest in peace, Rastaman! Hail tha king, Blesz Selassie I. Jah Rastafari DJ Say B
Sebastian aka DJ Say B <sebastian_srajer@lycos.at>
4400 Steyr, Austria - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 05:03:02 (EDT)

The passing on of Joseph Hill(widely recognized as culture) should be a big challenge to the blessed people of Jah who are still alive- you and I. Joseph Hill has played his part,spreading the message both at home and abroad. We felt, touched and even heard the presence of this shrewd and flamboyant reggae musician teach,encourage,inform and prepare the entire word towards the glorious life to come from our Maker above.As the words in the book of Revelation chapter 22:10-15 say, Joseph Hill will be awarded as per his deeds in this world. However my sincere and heartfelt condolonces to the entire Mighty Culture Band,to Mrs. Pauline Hill and lastly to the entire bereft reggae heroins and heroes around the world for the big blow. Yours reggae fan-Kenya.
ERICK IMBIAKHA JUMBA <eimbiakha@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, KANGEMI KENYA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 04:44:33 (EDT)

Jah Rastafarai, Jah rastafarai, l tried and l tried and tried to make them understand, why this train suddenly stopped, and taken you, the train that carries no wrong doer, but l hope and trust that the Zion train that you boarded will take you to Zion. Rest in peace Big BROTHER HILL
sly bhebe <sbhebe@aol.com>
gweru, 263 zimbabwe - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 04:05:23 (EDT)

Pauline I don't know if you remember me I was one of your bridsmade at you and culture's wedding. I am so Sad to her about culture death he was such a good man. I came to Jamaica and tryed to get intouch with you and culture with no luck.My heart goes out to you and your family. Please if you get this e-mail please get intouch with me.
Blossom Brown <shamrockm99@comcast.net>
Vineland, NJ America - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 03:26:32 (EDT)

the loss of Joseph Hill is too discouraging. His voice was a never ending search for justice. Let us pray that voices of the like remain and will develop to lead us all to sharing of the glory jah has provided for us.
Lowell Stewart <bigship2@yahoo.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 01:07:33 (EDT)

Joseph, Your hit "Stop Fussing & Fighting" was my anthem in my drunken college days in the late 80s. Your music spread like wildfire across Africa and your "cultural" messages resonated with the youth in formal western-style schooling who were often torn between foreign, western values forced upon them in the name of some dubious interpretations of modernity, and their own indigenous African ones. In your music we found solace and a sense of pride in our cultural roots, torn away forcibly and cruelly by the agents of slavery to other lands beyond the seas. Your music taught us a lot and we are now all the poorer for your passing. Thank you a million times, Joseph. Rest well.
Don Luka <dsluka@iprimus.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 19:38:50 (EDT)

A Sad lost to one of the best lead singers in this group in this centry.As a DJ no dance could never be satisfied without Joseph tearing up parties clubs. RIP will always remembered and the music will still live on
Tony White <tonycrucialwhite@blueyonder.co.uk>
London, England - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 19:02:38 (EDT)

Thanks for all your vibes....R.I.P. - Joseph Hill!
Jorn Asprem <jornasp@hotmail.com>
Trondheim, NORWAY - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 18:22:05 (EDT)

repose en paix joseph hill.Nous ne t'oublirons jamais car tu es un grand dans ton genre.EHOUMAN JB CHEF DU VILLAGE DE BABYLON
aboua ehouman jb <jbaboua2@yahoo.fr>
abidjan, cote d'ivoire - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 16:20:21 (EDT)

JOJO QUE LA TERRE TE SOIT LEGERE. NOUS FERONS DES DEMANDES DE MESSES POUR TOI. VIVE CULTURE!!!!
FOKOUO K GUILLAUME <gfokouo@ondikoi.com>
AFRICA, COTE D'IVOIRE - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 15:30:26 (EDT)

JOJO QUE LA TERRE TE SOIT LEGERE. NOUS FERONS DES DEMANDES DE MESSES POUR TOI. VIVE CULTURE!!!!
FOKOUO K GUILLAUME <gfokouo@ondikoi.com>
AFRICA, COTE D'IVOIRE - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 15:28:13 (EDT)

I have a reggae music programme on a Local TV and I was trongly troubled few days when one fan of my programme ( ONE JAM ) asked me if the LEGEND JOSEPH HILL passed away ,till then and now I can't accept it but I know I must do with the truth. God Bless
kone adama <sagnamba@gmail.com>
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 13:57:13 (EDT)

The Late Joseph Hill was an inspiration to some of us in Africa. He was a brother who actually encouraged us to take on the challenges of life. I will always remember him for his good music that served as a spirit lifter for me. He taught me the words of Marcus Garvey that "We are inferior to none if not superior to some". I believe he is now a part of Jah's Angelic Choir where he will sings praises to the Most High daily. May He Rest In Perfect Peace for He was a Man of Peace!
Tanyeh John Paul <blackroyal@excite.com>
Wa, Upper West Region Ghana - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 12:56:11 (EDT)

May your soul and all the faithful departed, rest in perfect peace. I mad when i heard the news,but what can i do. My greatest sympathy to the family and all reggae loving people all over the world.
Benjamin Hemans <lacicigh@yahoo.com>
ACCRA, Ghana - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 12:21:07 (EDT)

Hi, I wish I had the patience to make my sites as good as yours, your site is excellent.Thanks for a good job :)))
Alex <alex@gmail.com>
NewYork, NY USA - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 12:11:28 (EDT)

May his soul rest in peace. He songs were very influential to us.
david rogers <davvidrogers@hotmail.com>
darby, pa U.s - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 11:56:15 (EDT)

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD RECEIVE HIM AND BE ALSO WITH THE DECEASED FAMILY THE WHOLE WORLD WILL REMEMBER JOSEPH HILL FOR EVER AND EVER
ALLAIN A.N.W JORAM <allainjoram@yahoo.com>
LILONGWE, MALAWI - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 10:55:50 (EDT)

Where the tree falls! words just wont come easy everytime I listen to you Hill and particulary the track "no night in zion" I picture you and Bob at a higher height looking down at every Rasta heart saying "Natty never get weary!" I Pray earnestly that a day is coming when I shall see you again. truly you were a healing Hill. Rest in peace. iStaras
Staras N Kuria <iStaras@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 09:39:11 (EDT)

In the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie Lij Tafari Makonnen I an I send his deepest sympathetic condolences to each and every human who is being unnatural by the tragic calamity that happened in Jamaica and affected every reggae fanatic and a Rastafarian.Selassie High JAH Bless us all."PEACE HARMONY" YES I
RasNtutu Leonard Manoto <milestone@magicmail.co.za>
Vredefort,Mokwallo, FS South Africa - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 08:21:48 (EDT)

THE DEMISE OF MI BRETHREN JOSEPH HILL IS A SHOCKING ONE AS HE WAS SATILL NEEDED MOST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE VAMPIRES AND ALL THAT BELIEVE IN BABYLON.JOSEPH,UNTILL HIS DEATH HAD BEEN MORE INSPIRARYIONAL IN I AND I JOINING THE RASTA MOVEMENT WERE WE GLORUFY,PRAISE AND THANK JAH THE ALMIGHTY,THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN,EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN IT.ONE DAY ONE WEN WI YADDA HOME,WI AGO MIT WIT HIM AND DE RASTAS. EVEN AS WE MOURN HIS LOSS,LETS MOURN IN JAH.ONE LOVE,ONE HEART,ONE DESTINY.JAH BLESS AND GUIDE.
LIMPO KWIBISA <raslimpo@yahoo.com>
Chingola, Zambia - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 07:36:25 (EDT)

THE DEMISE OF MI BRETHREN JOSEPH HILL IS A SHOCKING ONE AS HE WAS SATILL NEEDED MOST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE VAMPIRES AND ALL THAT BELIEVE IN BABYLON.JOSEPH,UNTILL HIS DEATH HAD BEEN MORE INSPIRARYIONAL IN I AND I JOINING THE RASTA MOVEMENT WERE WE GLORUFY,PRAISE AND THANK JAH THE ALMIGHTY,THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN,EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN IT.ONE DAY ONE WEN WI YADDA HOME,WI AGO MIT WIT HIM AND DE RASTAS. EVEN AS WE MOURN HIS LOSS,LETS MOURN IN JAH.ONE LOVE,ONE HEART,ONE DESTINY.JAH BLESS AND GUIDE.
LIMPO KWIBISA <raslimpo@yahoo.com>
Chingola, Zambia - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 07:34:25 (EDT)

Life without you, jose, will no longer be the same to your family,friends and rasta faithfuls. You tried your best to educate the blacks about their birth rights and its up to the remnants now to spread the message further.We are still waiting for the day when the two sevens will crash. Rest in peace.
Albert Neba <albertneba@walla.com>
Blantyre, Malawi - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 07:26:05 (EDT)

you have done good to the world through your inspiring music.I will always remember you by your inspiring music . may your soul rest in peace. till we meet again, ahoy. deepest condolences to you family and your wife.
evelinah mathoho <emathoho@parliament.gov.za>
cape town, South Africa - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 07:24:59 (EDT)

Gadamawe gadamawe it is with great sorrow that on saturday,our fallen soldier was layed to rest.I recall the two wonderful,inspiring,conscius shows that he performed in NairobiB and hearing of his demise took me by suprise.Lots of condolences go to his family,friends,fans.Kenyatta a.k.a junior culture shall take the mantle and ensure that MIGHTY CULTURE lives on.PEACE AND LOVE be with you,in the MIGHTY NAME OF OUR LORD.
moz-i <moz-i06@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, KENYA - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 05:58:02 (EDT)

The only consolation from hearing of the great Ras Hill's death, is realizing that there is so much more of his work out there that I have yet to hear. I often felt that his trips to Indiana were glimpses of paradise in what sometimes seemed a backwater of the Irie stream of consciousness. They were enough, in so many ways, to confront the chaos, and make it to the next show. Praise Jah for his eternal voice.
Michael Berndt <mberndt@excite.com>
Bloomington, IN usa - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 05:38:50 (EDT)

My family and the Rasta Community of our country are sadly affected by the passing of our loving brother. Although we could not attend his funeral we were there spiritually. To the family of Joseph Hill we say he has fulfilled his purpose and to all the lovers of reggae music let us rejoice how he fed our ears and souls with sweet melodies and feel fortunate that no matter what his voice is here to stay. To "Cultureman" as we call him in SA we say "Hamba ngoxolo, ingathi umculo wakho ungaqhubeka usebenze ezinhliziyweni zethu nasezizukulwaneni ezizayo!"
Mama Nonhlanhla Mbele <nonhlanhlam2@gpg.gov.za>
Daveyton, South Africa - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 04:57:29 (EDT)

yes man. ineed you spoke the truth widout dilution. i'm proud to have followed u way back 77 clash. i pray and know that u are happy in da side of jah. finnally sweet freedom came your way. we are here to continue from where u stoped. Respect!!!!
Rasta sunny ezeagwu <spineafrikanis@yahoo.com>
lagos, lagos nigeria - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 04:27:11 (EDT)

I am sad that Joseph Hill left too soon. But I thank God for his lovely words that moved many hearts. Though he was a nice singer he was a true model to many.His music will live forever and ever green it shall remain. I love to learn this words from Joseph Hill(There is enough to satisfy every man's need and not Greed) May God keep his soul
Nicholas Makau Nzioka <artistnicho@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 02:55:58 (EDT)

I&I WAS SHOCKED BY THE SUDDEN DEATH OF OUR ONE&ONLY J.HILL. TO ME HE WAS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION,HOPE&BLACK PRIDE.HIS LEGACY WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE LIKE THE LEGEND OF BOB ,PETER ,WINSTON&OTHER RASTAS WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED BY JAH.TWO SEVENS CLASH,INTERNATIONAL HERB,NUFF CRISIS&WINGS OF A DOVE BRINGS ONE CLOSER TO JAH. TILL WE MEET AGAIN HILL!
TAWANDA MATURURE <matururetawas@yahoo.com>
GWERU, ZIM ZIMBABWE - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 02:48:23 (EDT)

In a great country was born a great man to serve and do great things for all men and their kind,most of all for we the dark men of Africa.His skin as dark as sooth but his heart as snow,His words will and should never be taken for granted because for sure there are very few peolpe with the character mentioned earlier.He gave us hope and a willingness to live as human beings with all the dignity and respect dued to us.you may have left us yes but you still left alot of Hills here in Africa,we still keep up the good work you left unfinished,Great men never die,they take a break.Rest well Hill
andrew juma <mkolovea@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 02:19:06 (EDT)

What a terrible day when we lost Joseph Hill not only did the reggae world lose a beloved son but the world lost a BIG MAN.Ya untouchable years past and for years to come.RIP old man ya do alot more than anybody could ask from one man
Corey <watsonite@hotmail.com>
St.Thomas , Barbados - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 02:18:35 (EDT)

may his love shine bright always...
dan
san francisco, ca usa - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 00:12:13 (EDT)

ON BEHALF OF THE SILLAH FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES, WE REGRETE THE DEATH OF JOSEPH HILL.AND A CONDOLENCE TO THE HILL FAMILY.MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE. R.I.P
ALUSINE SILLAH <alsills84@yahoo.co.uk>
PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 00:07:00 (EDT)

I couldn't believe this.first time whe i heard that you have left us like this . You couldn't even say good bye man. But now I have remebered the promise of god " everyone shat taste the death" So farewell man, restin peace and we are following. We love you but god loved you more and thats why he called you. We will always remember you.
Mbarak Awesu <islesbrothers@yahoo.com>
zanzibar, znz Tanzania - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 20:58:50 (EDT)

May the ALMIGHTY be with you brother JOSEPH as you rest in PEACE.Your music made a lasting impact on me when I was growing up in Zimbabwe. My dreams came true when you visited Zimbabwe in 1989 as I was so previledged to watch you perform live in Harare.Your very last song of the day PEACE & LOVE IN DE DANCEHALL still rings majestically now as if it just happened yesterday. You were a great teacher JOSEPH.You aligned with the poor and wretched of the earth like me....I could say more & more. May your soul rest in peace.
Gibson Mabasa Ncube <gnn68@hotmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 18:19:16 (EDT)

I N I ILEBRATE THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE ONE N ONLY 'ROCKSTONE'........TRUE N EVER LIVIN LIBERATOR, HEALER, PROFESSOR, DAKTA, LEADER, MUSICIAN OF DE HIGHEST ORDER, INTERNATIONAL ICON AND ABOVE ALL A TRUE STUDENT, ITRIACH AND WARRIOR OF DE IYAHBINGHI ORDER - "INTELLIGENT DIPLOMAT FOR HIS AND HER IMPERIAL HIGNESSES, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I N EMPRESS MENEN I. AS DE I TROD ON REST ASSURED THAT I N I WILL NEVER GET WEARY IN I FIGHT AGAINST DE SLUGGARTS. HAIL N BLESSINGS TO MADDA HILL, DE YUTES, CULTURE MEMBERS, MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT AND ALL CONSCIOUS LOVIN IDRENS N SISTRENS THE WORLD OVA, ESPECIALLY @ YAAD N INNA DE MADDA LAND. THROUGH DE STRENGTH OF DE I, I N I WILL STAY STRONG, BE POSITVE N UPFUL IN DE WISDOM THAT - RASTAFARI IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kwame kwanoli kwamata tyndale <raasklaat1@hotmail.com>
tamarac, fl usa - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 17:14:54 (EDT)

first and foremost I would like to extend condolensces to Culture's family. Brother Joseph is on to his new and better mission. I have been listening to Culture's music from about 1977. Culture filled the gap when Burninig Spear, and Dennis Brown was away on tour. The refine voice of Joseph and the delivery of the group Culture brought forth a well needed reflective medium to assist in conquering the rough times, we as a people faced in Jamaica During the late 70's, What a yibam bam ba yeah, when the 2 7's clash, respect brother Joseph, may Yah-ah-wah in his his mercy grant you your gift-livity forever........
Ralston Noah Brown <ralloculture@msn.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 16:48:35 (EDT)

Brother Joseph: Thank you so much for your contribution to the world of reggae music, and to the world of Black People. You will be missed in body, but your inspirational spirit will live on through your music, and the lives of those whom you have touched. Let Jah Be Praised. Peace and Love to all.
Black Strong <blackstrong@earthlink.com>
Durham, NC USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 16:46:15 (EDT)

I am very sad to learn this terrible news - Joseph Hill and his band Culture were very important to me, the same way your family and friends are important. But somebody like Joseph Hill is much more than just flesh and bones - and I'm sure millions of people around the world will continue learning things from him and find a good way of life thanks to him - through his wonderful songs. I have a special thought to Joseph's family of course, in these difficult times, but they should all be very very proud of this remarkable person and not forget that his messages and melodies still live on and will never stop! Thanks Joseph for all the good things, all the good vibrations you have brought to my life over the last 20 years! You really deserve to rest in peace.
P. BERNE <pascal.berne@gmail.com>
GRENOBLE, FRANCE - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 16:41:27 (EDT)

Brother Joseph,Thank you for showing me the path to rightheousness and spritually upliftment.It has been a few months a ago watching you perform here in my homeland Ghana on the anniversary of Brother Bob.You have been my inspirer all this while,I'll forever live by your words which has been the food for my soul till my rest my is won.It's sad to loosing a Mighty Father like you but Jah giveth and Jah taketh.Rest peacefully in the arms of Almighty Father.I'll never depart by your words.
DAVID ABANKWA LETSA <humbleafrican@snailmail.ch>
ACCRA, GHANA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 15:20:11 (EDT)

The raggae world has lost a great Singer he will be greatly missed by raggae lovers all over the world and most of all in Antigua Guydance on your jurney Rasta man We love You.
Andre (Jahfats) Maynes <jahfats37@hotmail.com>
St Johns, Antigua - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 14:25:52 (EDT)

culture was a righteous man.im was pure in heart.he always spoke the truth. im ave wholepa funs in da whole world.joe hill is dead but im words still there.the man is in zion the holy place of the righteous. joe,rest in perfect peace. respect!!
raslawlat <amazing_lawlat@yahoo.com>
kumasi, ashanti ghana - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 13:48:59 (EDT)

A great philosopher has been lost.The music world is in grief.The Reggae music has come to a standstill.You have been an inspirer to all generations of the world.A mighty tree has fallen.We shall always remember because you are still alive.Your kind of music and lyrics will make you immortal.We shall sing your song till when the two sevens clash.
Habib Mohammed <saddaco@yahoo.com>
Cape Coast, Ghana - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 13:45:31 (EDT)

His music will forever life on in my mind and my house. His music was an inspiration to me.... MAY HIS SOLE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE...
Lady Snow <boy2men@hotmail.com>
St Kitts & Nevis - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 12:54:26 (EDT)

Dear Joseph Hill, you are the greatest! I am so shocked. Thank you for the wonderful concerts. Your music will never die. My condolency to the Hill Family and Friends. REST IN PEACE. Stefanie Oteng
steffi <soteng@med.uni-muenchen.de>
Munich, Germany - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 11:54:49 (EDT)

Joe Hill's departure is like a dust in my eyes, which makes difficult for me to see things. I pray Jah to give a safe resting place till we meet again some day. Brother, may your soul rest in perfect peace. Nuff Respeck
Patrick Kofi Mensah <gaabasay@yahoo.com>
Obuasi, Ashanti Ghana, W/A - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 11:23:31 (EDT)

Your departure is like a dust in my eyes, which makes me very difficult to open my eyes and see things. I hope and pray that God grant you a save resting place in His Bossom. Respect.
Patrick Kofi Mensah <gaabasay@yahoo.com>
Obuasi, Ashanti Ghana - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:39:15 (EDT)

I give thanks to JAH that Culture's music and messages have shined upon my life. Mr Joseph Hill's lyrics, melodies, and vibrations have uplifted me and given me much strength and inspiration. I feel honored to have seen Culture and to have felt the impact of their work on my music. Give thanks for this prophet. He has done his job well and is shining his love within us.
Anne <annepizarro@yahoo.com>
Austin, TX USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:15:29 (EDT)

i used to call u YUSUFU MLIMA,JOSEPH HILLS IN SWAHILI now ur gone RASTA ALWAYS IN MY MIND BUT HAVE UR MUSIC TO TREASURE IN MY HOUSE U ALWAYS THERE FATHER .RESPECT TO THE MAXIMUM.MUNGU AKUWEKE MAHALI PEMA PEPONI
kariuki <brothersele?yahoo.com>
london/nairobi, kenya - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 09:55:17 (EDT)

ever since i heard his song making use of good things my approach to life changed though am not a rasta but joseph was a grat inspiration to me may his soul rest in erternal peace
wandisangah kayira <wandisangah@yahoo.com>
blantyre, malawi - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 09:53:00 (EDT)

My greatest condolences to the HILL FAMILY, the band and all ROOTS LOVERS. He was indeed a HUMBLE AFRICAN. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE. JAH GUIDE.
Allan Sithole <asithole@generalbeltings.co.zw>
Bulawayo, 263 Zimbabwe - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 08:06:55 (EDT)

Obrigado meu pai, por ter iluminado nosso grande irmão e professor. Que o senhor continue iluminando e abençoando a vida dele, a de sua familia que precisa de um conforto pois mesmo sabendo que não podemos nos apegar a matéria, é grande a saudade e o carinho. E minhas lagrimas são de saber que não poderei aprender mais com ele aqui em terra, agora está em Sião. Mas sei que um dia vou estar ao lado dele. Que o Reggae floresça nos corações de todo o povo, que os filhos de Deus amem mais! QUe nosso grandioso pai, JahJah RAstafari, guie todos os coraçoes para a luz! Que o filho de Joseph seja abençoado! E dê continuidade ao trabalho do pai. Graças e louvores ao altíssimo! Deus abençoe a todos. Amo vocês.
Everton Santiago <tomrapper@hotmail.com>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 07:19:38 (EDT)

Bless up pon ya mi bredrin joseph HILL Mi still in shock, mi still in disbelieve, but jah wants mi now di truth, di day di 9th september, mi felt bad, mi felt not really on earth, mi dreamed allot of dreams, not can believe what reach mi ears, mi master, mi teacher, mi favorit in earthmi favorit singer in di wrld, is not there no more, big lost, but one thing mi say ya, josheph hill, made mi realize, that mi can what him can, and playing, natty on work, mi always remember who mi is, but that no inportant, inportant is, dis... Joseph HILL, him di voice, him di give lessons, to di youth, to di future, to everyone in babylon, to every one, who want to listen and learn fi him, Joseph Hill, went on earth to do a mission, "LEARN DI YOUTH, TO STRUGGLE ON A DECENT AND SAVE WAYS, HIM LIRYCS, TEACH DI ELDERS TEACH DI YOUTH, TO BE DEMSELF, AND NOT TO DO WA GWAN BABYLON WANTS..... NATTY ON WORK, IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE SOUND OUTHER DI SPEAKERS AN OUTER MI MOUTH.... JOSEPH HILL, THANKS, TO BE MI TEACHER, MI BROTHER, MI MASTER...... MI NEVER WILL FORGET, WA GWAN YA LEARNED MI, AND MI WILL KEEP YA IN NA EACH PRAYER MI MAKE, IN DI DAY..... REST IN PEACE MI BREDRIN. MI MISS YA SO MUCH..... YA SOUL WILL ALWAYS IN DI SPIRIT FI DI ALMIGHTY JAH..... LATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jahra green <rasta_1961@yahoo.com>
rotterdam, Netherland - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 06:43:19 (EDT)

My dreams to meet you in my life time ,has suddenly come to the end.I still belive to meet you brother although the venue has changed.Let you sing sweet music and messeges as we will be ralling around Jahovia"s thron. Your spirit, Teachings and inspirations lives on. Much Raspect to Hill's family and the entire Rastafarian comunity. Jah rest I man Soun in Peace.
Ras Diba <dshukuru@yahoo.com>
Kilimanjaro, 255 Tanzania - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 05:17:37 (EDT)

Just when we were hoping to see you in Africa again, the Lord Jah Rastafari wanted to trod on with you, Joseph'Father of Iration'Hill. I wish May your soul rest in peace.
Vuyisile Besengile <vuyisile.besengile@skf.com>
Uitenhage, E.C South Africa - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 04:39:50 (EDT)

joseph is a blessing from above and will alway be an icon in the minds of jah children.but his works will still hunt the wicked.
cann sibiri <msibiri@yahoo.com>
Osu, Accra Ghana - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 04:29:57 (EDT)

Mr Hill, you will surely by fans, your melodies and harmony, till we meet again,
Mzikayifani Mthombeni <mzikayifani@webmail.co.za>
Johanesburg, South Africa - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 04:21:29 (EDT)

A LEGEND, A FATHER FIGURE TO ALL WHO HAD TIME TO LISTERN TO HIS MUSIC. NOW THAT HE HAS PASSED ON IT IS FOR US TO CARRY ON WITH WHAT HE SANG ABOUT (PEACE,LOVE AND HARMONY). HIS WISH WAS FOR THE RICH TO SHARE THEIR RICHES WHITH THE POOR. HE SANG ABOUT (FREE AGAIN) NOW HE IS FREE. JAH BLESS AND PROTECT AL LIVING`MAN. I WILL NOT LOSE FAITH REST IN PEACE JOSEPH HILL.
MCDEE <macdee@starmail.co.za>
Bloemfontein, FREE STATE SOUTH AFRICA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 04:11:14 (EDT)

It is with great sadness that the world has lost one of its icons, a galant fighter, freedom fighter, the lion of Africa. Yes the tree has fallen, but its roots will grow taller and stronger than the ceddar of Lebanon. My the great warrior rest in peace. He will be sadly missed, but his spirit will always be in us. To all his family members, we are with all the way and let him rest in peace. Remember he will forever be with us. Jah Rastafar. Peace and Love.....
Thabiso Koatla <koatlatab.sci@mail.uovs.ac.za>
Bloemfontein, Free State South Africa - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 03:39:51 (EDT)

joseph has kept me going for a long time.i remember buying my first album'TROD ON' at the age of eleven and since then,i went on to buy all his albums as they motivated me in a great way.he was a great man and i will always cherish what he has left us.so let the world not cry but celebrate as joe has gone to the next higher level next to JAH RASTAFARAI.till we meet again,Jah guide and bless i and i
arnold chirara <dreadforever@yahoo.com>
pretoria, south africa - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 03:37:49 (EDT)

Merci pour votre site, je l'ai trouve tres sympa.
Master <gost56@yahoo.com>
Izhevsk, EE Ukraine - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 00:02:59 (EDT)


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A few (of many) praises from the press for Joseph Hill and Culture
(from their press kit):

“Joseph Hill of Culture – the supreme exponent of “conscious” reggae, music out to comfort and redeem the downtrodden.” Milo Miles – The New York Times

“Hill, Culture, spellbinding…”
“Some people have too much to eat… while other people have to eat out of garbage.” So said the mystic Joseph Hill, leader and lead singer of Culture…It was the only thing he said in a spellbinding performance that started at 11 and ended at 1:30. The rest was just music, music, music.” Ewart Walters – The Spectrum, Ottawa

“There is so much energy and vision that it almost seems to explode, and it would if that heartbeat rhythm of reggae didn’t hold it together… Ultimately it is Hill who becomes the focus, a riveting singer… his scope unites images from the Bible, slavery history and an apocalyptic future of a redeemed black race.” Lee O’Neill – The Boston Globe

“Culture remains true to its committed roots without ever becoming stuck in a rut of repetition or suffering from stifled creativity… there are few artists or groups whose entire body of work can be recommended pretty much without exception and Culture is one of them… the spiritual flame of its music has always burned strong and shone brightly."
CMJ New Music Report


A Culture Discography Courtesy Jim Dooley at www.culturereggae.net

ALBUMS (in order of recording/release)
 Two Sevens Clash (1977, Joe Gibbs, Shanachie)
 Baldhead Bridge (1978, Joe Gibbs, Heartbeat)
 More Culture (1981, Joe Gibbs)
 Africa Stand Alone (1978, April Records)
 Harder Than The Rest (1978, High Note, Virgin, Shanachie)
 Culture In Dub (1978, LP – High Note, CD – Heartbeat)
 Cumbolo – (1979, High Note, Virgin, Shanachie)
 International Herb (1979, High Note, Virgin, Shanachie)
 Trod On (1993, Heartbeat)
 Lion Rock (1982, Cultural Foundation, Sonic Sounds, Heartbeat)
 Culture At Work (1986, Blue Mountain, Shanachie)
 Culture In Culture (1986, Music Track, Heartbeat)
 Nuff Crisis (1988, Blue Mountain, Shanachie)
Good Things (1989, RAS)
Three Sides To My Story (1991, Shanachie)
Wings Of A Dove (1992, Shanachie)
One Stone (1996, RAS)
Stoned – One Stone Dub (1997, RAS)
Trust Me (1997, RAS)
Cultural Livity – Live Culture (1998, RAS)
 Payday (2000, RAS)
Humble African (2000, VP Records)
Scientist Dubs Culture Into A Parallel Universe (2000, RAS)
Live in Africa (2002, RAS)
Live in Negril (2003, Roots & Culture)
World Peace (2003, Heartbeat)
 

COMPILATION/GREATEST HITS ALBUMS
 Culture At Their Best – Stronger Than Ever (1990, Rocky One) Gibbs productions
 Vital Selection (1981, Virgin Frontline) LP of Pottinger productions
 Too Long In Slavery (1990, Virgin Frontline) CD of Pottinger Productions
 Strictly Culture – The Best Of Culture 77-79 (1994, Music Club) Gibbs & Pottinger
 17 Chapters Of Culture (1992, Sonic Sounds) Lion Rock & Good Things combination
RAS Portraits (1997, RAS) tracks from Good Things, One Stone and Stoned
Production Something (1998, Heartbeat)  rare Pottinger singles and mixes
Natty Never Get Weary (2003, Revolver) a mix of rare 7" and 12" singles
Rare and Unreleased Dub (2003, Revolver) Culture in Dub lp plus 3 bonus tracks
This is Crucial Reggae (2004, RAS/Sanctuary) songs from various RAS albums
  
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