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JOSEPH “CULTURE" HILL IS FLYING WITH THE ANGELS - BY LAUREN DRUMMOND



Please be still and note that he's not dead, but sleeping or there won't this discussion about Mr. AFRICAN/MR. RASTAMAN. Mr. Hill's body of work is the NATURAL LIVING WATER for all who want to drink can use everyday. He is missed only in FLESH but not in SPIRIT since COMTEMPLATION/IMAGINATION/IMAGINE will resolve that issue. ONE LOVE FOREVER!
lans bayoh <lbayoh@sbcglobal.net>
canyon country, ca 91351 - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 23:26:51 (EDT)

IN THE 70S JOSEPH & I WAS WORKING AT A PLACE IN SPANISH TOWN, WE USED TO SIT AT NITES AND TALK ABOUT MUSIC AND HOW HE WANTED TO GET IN THE SINGING BUSINESS, HE USED TO BE BETWEEN MAY PEN & LINSTEAD WHERE HE USED TO HANG AROUND SOUL DEFENDERS (BONGO PRIVY).I CAN REMEMBER THAT FAITHFUL DAY I SAW HIM IN MAY PEN & HE SAID TO ME ''HEY VIC ME DO A CHUNE FI JOE GIBBS'' HE TOOK ME IN A BAR AND PUNCHED THE SONG IN A JUKEBOX, ''JAH JAH SEE DEM A COME I&I A CONQUERER'' THIS IS HIS STORY!!! GOD BLESS U JOSEPH!
VICTOR PALMER <SOWESTAY@AOL.COM>
NEW YORK, NY USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 22:24:55 (EDT)

I don't know much about Joseph Hill but I'm about to find out. What I do know is that since I've had Two Sevens Clash in my hands my life has changed for the better. Joseph's words penetrated my heart and eased my mind bringing me to the conclusion that this man is my brother. This was the most uplifting music I had ever heard. I wanted to hear more of Culture so I aquired Harder Than The Rest. The first one was no fluke. He represents everything that is right about this beautiful earth we live on. I went back to the shop today for more Culture and found a vinyl copy of Cumbolo which I quickly put in my hands. Seconds later while looking for more reggae music I heard the un-mistakable news. I realized that Jah had led me to Joseph Hill. One. Love.
Daniel Leroy Turk <reflect13@hotmail.com>
Burbank, California Unites States - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 22:23:28 (EDT)

In the past 10yrs, I've listened to your music & by listening to you I've learned alot. You, The Teacher, taught me about roots, spirituality, most importantly, inner peace. I wished I had gotten the chance to see you in concert back when I was home in Philly because you would always make your way there. May Jah continue to keep your love & light lit up forever.
NatureGirl215 Distribution <blaqueitalianveggieprincess@yahoo.com>
Charlotte, NC U.S.A. - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 22:12:17 (EDT)

Love and condolences to your family and friends brother Joseph and thanks to you for all that you gave to us, and for showing the way to chant down babylon in peace and love... A righteous teacher, a mighty music maker and a blessed child of Jah Rastafari. You will be missed always and never forgotten, your works will live forever in our hearts, minds and voices x aroha shanti
Laura Smith <wanderloz@yahoo.co.uk>
Wellington, Wellington New Zealand - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 22:06:17 (EDT)

i want to send my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family and bredgren i have had the good fortune of spending time with joseph in negrei @ de bus and at the fox theater in boulder colorado and he truley was a fun loving good human being not to say his music was a blessing guidance to all one love roseie
rosie castronuovo <rcastronuovo@aol .com>
boulder, co america - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 21:46:10 (EDT)

I personally give thanks to the spirit of Light... Mr. Joseph Hill.. who was one of my mentors of righteousness and African Teachers.....never met him physically.. but communed with him in spirit.. fell in love with his music....This man spread healing all through the earth with his voice ........ assisting people in moving Spirit-ward. .I'll miss him.
Oba Oosa Gbemi Obidokun Tafari Israel
Director of The Rastafarian Alchemic order of Healing Peace and Love

Oba Oosa Gbemi Obidokun Tafari Israel <Healinghands393@hotmail.com>
Oakland, CA USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 21:44:33 (EDT)

Joseph "Culture" Hill....you have not died....you have just entered a higher state of consciousness. Your music, your words, your beliefs, your love, will continue.....the universe is infinite. My friend George said, "you have gone to your well-deserved reward". This is truth. Colleen Creacy REGGAE FAN for 35 years Denver, Colorado
Colleen Creacy <17techr@comcast.net>
Denver , Co USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 21:32:17 (EDT)

my condolences to the family, but he went to the great beyond where all the other heros of music are.And i just want to say that we will continue to have his music until the end of time and we will all join hand in hands with u guys as u continue to carry on wat he left off. To his son u have his footstep to walk in and i know that u will do so proudly so stand firm and take the mantle to the next level, jah guidence and blessing with u always and we will always be there with u.
shan <caribbeanspy5@hotmail.com>
kingstown, st vincent - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 21:24:26 (EDT)

We've followed Culture everywhere.....from Bakau....Gambia, Hamburg & Berlin....Germany, Fort Lauderdale.....Florida, Kingston....Jamaica. We miss you and we will always love you!
THE JABANG FAMILY <thejabangs@yahoo.com>
Pikesville, MD USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 21:21:39 (EDT)

THE RASTAMAN WILL WIPE INI WEEPING EYES. GWANN UP JOE, A SLICE OF MT. ZION HAS BEEN WAITING. RASTAFARI
Judah Mahne <raggajones12@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:58:31 (EDT)

I probably do have problems with accepting this loss ... would still like to know the real cause of death ... This is simply too sudden for my confort! I am just simply sad, very sad indeed ... I'll listen to your words, some will make me sadder still, beacuse they make even more evident the magnitude of loss, but other will sure lift me up as you most probably intended. Thank Jah for you and for sharing his blessings with the world.
Scotty Ranks <Scottyrank@googlemail.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:42:31 (EDT)

Thanks for give us your message of CULTURE and for all the special moments listening your muzik....Jah bless, Selah!
Ismael <ismaelsvz@gmail.com>
Gasteiz, Euskadi - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:40:59 (EDT)

Joseph; you are not gone. You are just smiling upon all of us for the good works that you have left behind. Thanks for letting me share the stage with you as your Keyboardist in the late 80s and early nineties. You have touched so many lives in the time that I have gotten to know you and to know that without any rest you have trod upon so many solid grounds touching these lives day in day out. Pauline, Ralph, Kenneth, George, rest of family and friends, stay strong.
Laurence Lewis <Laulew@hotmail.com>
Cambria Heights, NY USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:37:20 (EDT)

YOUR WORK ON EARTH HAS BEEN COMPLETED,SO SLEEP ON BROTHER AND TAKE YOUR REST.
verona scott <vrnscott@yahoo.com>
bronx, n.y u.s.a - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:34:51 (EDT)

Nuetras Mas Sinceras Condolencias y respetos por la lamentable partida de Joseph Hill, un duro del reggae e inspirador de muchos, con su musica derrumbaba las barreras mostrando su mesaje de hermandad.. Con Mucho Cariño en nombre de todo el equipo de Fiebre Reggae. Joseph Hill un nuevo habitante de Zion

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Fiebre Reggae <fiebre-reggae@hotmail.com>
Valencia, Carabobo Venezuela - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:27:36 (EDT)

Joseph Hill - a true Rastaman. Though I never saw you in the flesh I met you in the spirit. I am heart broken that you have passed in the flesh but brother we shall meet again. Never get weary....
Patrick LeGeyt <patricklegeyt@ttoh.iwi.nz>
Napier, New Zealand - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:21:02 (EDT)

Brother Joseph- it is only the memories of the love and wisdom you have given to us that is stopping the flow of my tears.You have shown us the light at the end of the tunnel of darkness and built a indestrucible bridge over the bottomless pit of wickedness. Today I mourn your passing but tommorow and each day after Iwill celebrate your life. "prepare he the way for jah people". RIP PRINCE OF ZION
cjw
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 20:09:16 (EDT)

Brother Joseph -It is only the memories of the love and wisdom that you have given to us that stops the flow of my tears.You have shown us the light at the end of the tunnel of darkness and built an
cjw
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:57:59 (EDT)

Joe Hill will be missed by the entire reggae fans.It is very sad.I was suppose to watch him performing on the 22nd of August but could not attend only for me to hear that he died a sudden death.May his soul rest in perfect peace.He will be always remembered just like the late Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.God bless you always Joe. Joe
Joe Saa Abu <wangoabu@yahoo.co.uk>
Dublin, Ireland - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:57:10 (EDT)

We will miss you Joe but, we know you are in a good place.Again RIP Joe.
Joseph Appiah <nyedfam@yahoo.com>
Orlando, Fl USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:43:06 (EDT)

It is terribly saddening to hear the news. Harrison Stafford ( groundation ) introduced us to this man. We had the honor of meeting him in person, he spoke to us of the greats, of his Gutar, and of his wisdom. We will miss his pressence, but his voice will always be with us.
Nic <anicabove@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:33:36 (EDT)

rip my brother,ZION LOVE .........SADYYAH
sadyyah onealkawolo <onealkawolo@yahoo.com>
romulus, mi us - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:30:28 (EDT)

Blessings, Blessings, Blessing..... Love, Peace and Harmony.... Jah Jah angel sent to earth for the upliftment of human kind. I rock to Culture more times of me life. Joseph Hill, Rastaman with inspiration, rastaman never die, e live on thru the body, soul and spirit of en brethren. I and I mourn en physical form, yet I and I rejoice en life and existence. Praise ye Jah, Hail the emporer. Blessings, Blessings, Blessing... Rest in Peace, Joseph Hill!! One Love Still...
Ojor Rasta a.k.a. Uhuru Denge 7 <kaaokyere@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:29:51 (EDT)

IZES I IN THE MIGHTY DIVINE N HOLY NAME OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY HAILE SELASSIE I !!! RASTA CAANT DEAD SOOO NO MOURNING AT ALL! BROTHER JOSEPH GWAAN TO ZIYAAN ! WHERE MILK N HONEY FLOW!! HE HAD ACHIEVED HIS GOAL PROUDLY SO MAY HIS FAMILY KEEP THE FIYAH BURNING HOT!! LUV N CARES TO INI
BENJI LIYAAN <darealbenj@hotmail.com>
St Joseph, MARTINIQUE - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:27:36 (EDT)

Our sincerest sympathies and condolences to all family,friends and fans of one of the real icons of Reggae music. We will miss him dearly. One Love and Nuff Respect ,The Skatalites
The Skatalites <ken@skatalites.com>
Boston, MA USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:25:10 (EDT)

Aujourd'hui, chaque enfants, femmes, hommes sont en deuil. Chaque etre de cette petite planete à dans son coeur une pensée pour un homme qui a contribué à la survie de la joie, du sourire et de la positivité. Merci, le combat continu, tu nous as montré la route à prendre. Jah Rastafari. Positiv roots.
olivier_bob <olivier_bob@hotmail.com>
Ouagadougou, Burkina faso - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:02:45 (EDT)

Rest in Peace JOSEPH.......You are still my inspiration to reggae music...R.I.P.
LERO <komtjie@hotmail.com>
Amsterdam, - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:01:48 (EDT)

I'm sad we've lost one of reggae's biggest vocalists and songwriters. Far away from Jamaica there are a lot of people to whom Mr Hill's sincere, humble and powerful singing brought hope and happiness. We all will remember these lyrics : "This world is like a mirror / Reflecting what you do / If your face is smiling / It’ll smile right back to you" (Behold I come quickly). Respect !
Olivier Guéritaine <ollie-g2@wanadoo.fr>
Marseille, France - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 18:50:39 (EDT)

rest in peace brother joseph, death is not the end, your music will live on forever bless.
jon emmanuel <jon_emman@yahoo.com>
st.lucia - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 18:48:41 (EDT)

jht

Real sorrow in my heart and soul followed the news of Joseph Hill to sudden death. I saw him just a month ago delivering a delighful performance to the Long Beach crowd. My sincere condolences to family, friends, musicians and fans....
Sophie Loire <frenchiephotos@yahoo.com>
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 18:48:11 (EDT)


The most high respect and blessings unto our brother and elder, Ras Joseph Hill, from the Trumystic crew. We were honored and grateful to open for Culture several months ago in Burlington Vermont. Ras Hill lives on for ever. Jah Ras Tafari guidance and protection
Dan Rostov <dan_rostov@yahoo.com>
Jamaica, VT USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 18:39:35 (EDT)

We've truly lost a legend in Reggae music. RIP Joseph Hill. Your music will live forever!
Rob Reece <rfreece@jcpenney.com>
Dallas , TX - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 18:07:38 (EDT)

De verdad es lamentable que haya fallecido uno de las grandes voces del reggae music pero se que este donde este entonara las melodias que lo hicieron vibrar aqui en la tierra. Que jah rastafari lo tenga junto a bob y a muchos buenos artistas que estan en la cima con jah. Maximo respeto y condolencias a la familia y a la banda culture. desde aqui mi fuerza omega y seguire con el legado de culture rastaman peace and love....
carla matos <carlajmr191190@hotmail,com>
Venezuela, DC Caracas - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 17:45:44 (EDT)

Cant describe the hole that is left for us reggae lovers over a certain age, butI choose to celebrate the gifts you gave and the many spiritual "holes" you filled with your positivity and dedication.....Love .....See you there Joseph one fine day.....BLESS Maz
Maz Doomsville ( Forward-I )
England UK - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 17:22:57 (EDT)

Deepest love, support and empathy to Mr Hill's family, friends, fellow musicians and fans....tears streaming down for the man's passing, I recall the many times I've witnessed Mr Hill and Culture singing and speaking their truth for all of our hearts. During the joyous Christmas season of 97-98, I had the absolute honor of seeing Culture perform on the football field of a primary school surrounded by children and other townsfolk of Treasure Beach, JA. I most recently experienced the magnificent Mr Hill at Sierra Nevada music fest here in N. California! Life is like that, how does one know it would be the last time? SO live as he did, with all of your heart, with all of your being, every moment of every day, because they all have meaning and they all do matter! On to Zion, to sit at Jah's side....playing dominoes and reasoning with Bob and Peter....love you Culture, your spirit lives on through your words and music now and forever!! Peace and blessings and JUSTICE!!!! Adaria Armstrong
Adaria Armstrong <onelovevibes@hotmail.com>
Guerneville, CA USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 17:17:27 (EDT)

It was with saddness we heard the news of Joseph Hills demise, heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, he will be missed so much. 'His Music shall live, never die' Caulture and their music has been part of us, and will remain so. R.I.P Brethren Yvonne & Orville
Yvonne & Orville Gordon <yvonnegordonportland@hotmail.co.uk>
London, England - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 17:17:14 (EDT)

'culture'may,almighty-GOD-grant-you-paradis
abdul-rahman---avona <raatical1@yahoo.com>
accra, ghana ghana - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 17:07:16 (EDT)

NUFF,NUFF RESPEK TO MY OWN BLACK IDRIN CULTURE!TO GIVE THANKS IN THE MORNING FOR ALL JAH HAS DONE FOR I AND I MEANS YOUR VOICE GOT TO BE HEARD,YOU ARE ALL THAT I KNOW AND HAVE,WHEN I SING OR SPEAK THEY ARE YOUR WORDS OF INSPIRATION,POSSITIVE WORDS YOU ENSTILED IN ME,WORDS THAT SUSTAIN AND ENCOURAGE I AND I TO RESIST THE OPPRESORS RULE.MY SHELVE IS FULL OF YOUR TUNES AND MY EYES ARE FILLED WITH TEARS COS YOU ARE NO WHERE TO BE FOUND,FOR YOU ARE ALL THAT I HAVE AND KNOW,YOUR SONGS WOULD BE PLAYED BY ALL YE FAITHFULS TO GLORIFY OUR LORD AND TO REMEMBER YOU ALL THE DAYS OF OURLIVES.JOINING ME IN SALUTING THE GOOD WORK YOU'VE DONE AND TO SAY REST IN PEACE FROM MOUNT ZION ARE,MRS LUCY EKYEM,BASTY,NAANA,PRINCE AND FRANCISCA EKYEM.NUFF RESPEK AND PEACE INNA YARD!BLESSING,SELLAS! PATRICK WILBORN EKYEM-PATLU ENTERPRISE,KOFORIDUA(KOFTOWN)GHANA
PATRICK EKYEM
KOFORIDUA, EASTERN REGION GHANA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 16:57:14 (EDT)

My deepest condolances... My thoughts are with you all, both family, friends and members in Culture. I saw you for the first time in my life in Uppsala and I do love your music. I send you all a BIG hug straight from my heart.
Frances Lorentzson <fjunet@stockholm.com>
Stockholm, Sweden - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 16:42:07 (EDT)

LET JAH ARISE AND I AND I DEMINISH FOR THINGS WE SEE AS MISFORTUNES ARE BLESSING IN HIS EYES AND KINGDOM AS A WHOLE.BLESSED BE THY NAME OH GOD OF OUR SALVATION! FOR STRENGHTENING THE TONGUE OF EVERY ONE WHO STAYED WITH JOE HILL TO HELP FULFIL A DREAM THAT EXPOSSED THE ROAD TO ZION TO I AND I,A ROAD WHICH WAS HIDDEN THROUGH INDUCTORINATION.EVERY THING WITH A BEGINING HAS AN END,AS LEAVE WITHER IN AUTHUM, SO SHALL THE LIVES OF MANKIND.I AND I ASK FOR JAH'S BLESSINGS ITINUALLY TO GUIDE,PROTECT AND SUSTAIN I AND I THROUGH THE DAYS OF OURLIVES AND THOSE WHO HAVE DEPARTED AND DEPARTING FROM OUR MIDST-THE QUESTION IS NOT WHETHER WE SHALL DIE BUT HOW TO SURVIVE.WE HAVE EXPERIENCED MANY THINGS BUT DEATH HAS NOT BEEN EXPERIENCED EXCEPT THE DEAD AND MAY GOD GRANT JOE A PEACEFUL HOME IN HIS KINGDOM TILL I AND I JOIN IN WHEN IT'S OUR TURN ONE DAY.FOR ALL THINGS GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES, YES JOE!YOU ARE GONE BUT YOUR LEGENDARY LIVES ON TILL ETERNITY.REST IN PERFECT PEACE JOE,SELLAS! (GEORGE GREGORY EKYEM-A GHANAIAN REGGAE MUSICIAN)
GEORGE GREGORY EKYEM <GEORGYLINDY@YAHOO.COM>
WITTERING, PETERBOROUGH UNITED KINGDOM - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 16:23:00 (EDT)

thank you for the best reggae ever r.i.p
tony brundell <dreadpon@yahoo.co.uk>
braintree, england - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 16:19:11 (EDT)

Tears of my eyes keep on falling...After reggae sundance Eindhoven, I saw him live on his last concert in Antwerp. Joseph Hill was a great musician !
Brigitte
Brussels, Belgium - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 16:16:28 (EDT)

Thanks for all the wonderful music throughout the years. I'm so glad I was able to hear the great voice of Joseph Hill one last time and with my father in Boonville, CA for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. So sorry to hear the news but the music will live on in your memory forever. Thank You
April Heath <purplerose416@hotmail.com>
newport beach, ca usa - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 16:15:23 (EDT)

Jah Bless an Inevator of Roots Reggae. Joseph "culture" Hill was a blessing to the reggae culture & community, and will be missed. His spirit, words, music, and life will be remebered and spread through Reggae. ****Jah Bless***
Alexis Ollar <alexiso@tahoerimtrail.org >
Carnelian Bay, ca USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 15:56:17 (EDT)

Learning the news of Joseph Hill's passing brought me to tears. I have so many great memories of seeing him live but I always thought I'd get to again. I have to credit Joseph Hill for introducing me to the world of reggae beyond Bob Marley (much respect though). Working in a record store many years ago, we put on a random various artist reggae CD called 'Calling Rastafari' with the artists Culture, The Gladiators, The Mighty Diamonds, The Itals and The Wailing Souls. The CD didn't look like anything outstanding but once that first track by the same title as the album (Calling Rastafari) by Culture played, I knew it was something special. After that, an entire world of reggae opened up to me that I didn't know existed. Bob Marley had been all I'd ever been exposed to....but thanks to the distinct and profound voice of Joseph Hill, I was hooked. That CD carried me through a lot. Though I never got to hear any of those album songs live, there were many others I was blessed to hear Joseph sing. Now, I'll be putting Calling Rastafari back in the car CD player so that it can be in the rotation (in memory of) for a long, long time. R.I.P. Joseph...forward on to Zion...
Leah <leah151@hotmail.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 15:33:53 (EDT)

A slice of Mt. Zion is for the I. RIP Mr. Hill, your music has touched the soul and uplifted our spirits. Thanks for bringing lyrical consciousness to I & I. Blessed love to the family, band, and all reggae massive. Live everyday to it's fullest. Support reggae music. Keep the fire burning.
Livity <reggaearchive@yahoo.com>
Asheville, NC USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 15:32:04 (EDT)

Oh Jah..........Rest in Peace......safe journey home to zion.......
lucille <lucillecofie@hotmail.com>
uk - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 15:31:48 (EDT)

Feeling the wicked vibes still from the reggae sundance 2006.Nuff Respect to the mann Joseph Hill. Strengtht and Power to the familie,friends and band.Red Eye Crew keep the Culture fire blazin inna the dance. Blessed Isses
Red Eye Crew <iriechris@hotmail.com>
netherlands, - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 15:11:59 (EDT)

On bebalf of all Zimbabweans and concious reggae people in Köln I would like to pay full respect to Joseph Hill.We are all deeply shocked by the sad news.His word and work will always be in our hearts for without Culture we are lost.We will alway be strong and perform our tasks with pride and grace strong like he did - MORE BLESSINGS Joseph Hill will always be within us. To all his family and friends may the almihgty spread his hand of comfort over you and may our love cross the oceans and sit with you at this sad moment of passing. From Zuluman,All Zimbabweans and concious reggae people in Köln.
Zuluman <liontribe@newbeats.de>
Köln, NRW Germany - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 15:10:04 (EDT)

The Great Joseph Hill was an entertainer, teacher and inspired many especially the youths rest in peace. Jah protect those he left behind including the whole band of culture.
Evans Onchiri <may-aka@hotmail.com>
S. Louis Park, Mn usa/Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:59:54 (EDT)

A great reggae icon has gone to the great beyond. His music will live on just like another great Bob Marley. Jo, keep playing that conscious sweet music.
Tr5evor Springer
Bridgetown, Barbados - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:49:50 (EDT)

Much Love to a True Rastaman. His music will live on in our hearts and minds... Friends and Family please stay strong because JAH WILL SEE US THRU THIS HARD TIME.. One Love. RA
RA <Raandthepooh@Aol.com>
Urbana, ILL U.S.A. - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:48:41 (EDT)

This is too unreal. One of my greatest inspirer, has past away. truly a great loss for One and All. Prays goes out to his family. & Thanxx for al the good times!!! -Mario
mario
Oslo, norway - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:40:41 (EDT)

The Great Joseph Hill was an entertainer, teacher and inspiered many especially the youths rest in peace. Jah protect those he left behind including the whole band of culture.
Evans Onchiri <may-aka@hotmail.com>
S. Louis Park, Mn usa - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:38:28 (EDT)

THE KNOWLEDGE THAT JOSEPH HILL IS NOW SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY (H.I.M) IS THE ONLY THING THAT OVERCOMES THE DEVASTATION THAT HAS HIT CONCIOUS ROOTS REGGAE. THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF HILL'S GREAT MIND IN US, LETS CONTINUE THE LEGACY. MEMORIES OF THE NOTABLY CONCIOUS AND ALWAYS SHARP HILL WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US ALL.CULTURE WILL PREVAIL IN ME EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT MEET HILL PERSONALLY AS I HAD ONE DAY PLANNED. -JAH BLESS-

jht
MAN EAT DUB <maneatdub@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI/WEST TEXAS, WEST TEXAS KENYA/USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:07:08 (EDT)


I thank the eternal for the gift that he gave joseph hill to be a blessing to many in this world. From JAH we came, to JAH we return, Selah! Youthman
Terence Munene <youthmanterry@yahoo.co.uk>
nairobi, kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:06:06 (EDT)

THE KNOWLEDGE THAT JOSEPH HILL IS NOW SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY (H.I.M) IS THE ONLY THING THAT OVERCOMES THE DEVASTATION THAT HAS HIT CONCIOUS ROOTS REGGAE. THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF HILL'S GREAT MIND IN US, LETS CONTINUE THE LEGACY. MEMORIES OF THE NOTABLY CONCIOUS AND ALWAYS SHARP HILL WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US ALL.CULTURE WILL PREVAIL IN ME EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT MEET HILL PERSONALLY AS I HAD ONE DAY PLANNED. -JAH BLESS-
MAN EAT DUB <maneatdub@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI/WEST TEXAS, WEST TEXAS KENYA/USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 14:02:36 (EDT)

Joseph Hill will be missed by the Gila River Indian Community and all Native Americans who are touched by his music and message. I was fortunate enough to see him in concert in Phoenix a few years ago. Jah Guide.
Darin R. Thomas <darin_thms@yahoo.com>
Chandler, AZ 85247 - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:52:45 (EDT)

Trod on.
Abeng Gallery <abenggallery@yahoo.com>
NJ USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:50:40 (EDT)

R.I.P JOSEPH (CULTURE) HILL JAH, JAH, LOOK,FOR THE GRAET MAN JOSEPH (CULTURE) HILL IS COMING TO HOLLY MOUNT ZION PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HIS SOUL !!! JAH RASTAFARI ONE LOVE BLESS YOU ALL
wesley & esmiralda <bredahoolygan@msn.com>
holland, breda - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:47:49 (EDT)

Many sorrows got out today. I had the pleasure of producing and directing the Culture show 3 or 4 times over the last couple years. Last year at EarthDance International, we did a live web stream of the show. I invited Joseph to our production trailer to dictate his message to the World and all the viewers watching the show Worldwide. His message was Peace and Unity to all mankind, and to stop the fighting. We will be running a special tribute to Joseph at this year's Monterey Bay Reggae festival...see www.mbayreggaefest.net including footage from his past performances at the festival. Another soilder passes and another one is born. Much love to all the family and friends of Joseph Hill. My sincerest condolences.
Luke Archer <luke@justenough.net>
Monterey, CA 93940 - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:46:26 (EDT)

My dearest brethren, i am sooooo thankful that the creator blessed me with the pleasure of hearing you in concert, and gave me the honor of meeting you. I know for sure you are in zions gate, and creator willing when my work is done on earth, i will be blessed with seeing you and brother marley and we will continue praising the almighty foreiver. Much love and respect to your wife and family your sistren always, ebony
Ebony <jummaheast@aol.com>
cleveland, oh america - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:44:31 (EDT)

In death there is no disappointment.
Gypsy Dread <gypsydread@aol.com>
Willingboro, NJ USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:42:24 (EDT)

CULTURE Joseph Hill, known to family and friends as Lloydie, of the roots reggae group Culture, has passed away. He was on tour in Europe (Germany) when he became ill. The group came to prominence in the seventies with hits such as 'Two Sevens Clash' a song in tribute to some of the prophetic sayings of Marcus Mosias Garvey, and the year 1977. For every traveler on the Mandela Highway, I am sure they will remember the cotton tree outside the Ferry police station on the Saint Catherine and Saint Andrew border. Culture the group, with Joseph as its lead cornerstone singer, gave us numerous songs that addressed the injustices and dissatisfaction of the Jamaican, and world population. His songs were also anthems for the beliefs of Rastas all over the world. He was not afraid to sing about the greediness of a woman always wanting money on Friday, but not doing much for the rest of the week. 'Baldhead Bridge' referred to the wicked and foolish system of the 'baldhead' and the way in which it would all come to an end. 'Natty Never Get Weary' is one of those songs that speaks to the perseverance of the Rasta man in spite of how others treat him. The seventies saw the group producing some of their most memorable and much loved songs. Their timeless classics has survived for more three decades, cultivating new listeners and lovers of the music. Culture was one of those groups that played an important part in the musical landscape of the seventies, and the Rasta movement in particular. No record collection or party would be complete without a segment from the group. The reggae music community is in mourning, but the songs and his music will continue to live and so will the memory of Joseph Hill. To the Hill family, Pauline his wife, his children and other family members, let the love from all of the lovers of Culture's music give you all the strength to carry on and just remember that Natty Never Get Weary. Mi deh yah now! Reggaedis Back [Home] [Happenings] [Word of Mouth] [Photo Gallery] [Spotlight] [Words Of Wisdom] [Contact] MORECULTURE.COM COPYRIGHT 2003 J. MCFARQUHAR
Reggaedis <Reggaedis@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:39:28 (EDT)

JOSEPH Tha Mighty teacher. You Came, you taught and you conquered. Rest in Peace. See you at Tha Zion Gate.
SAMMY MBURU <kasamburu@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, KENYA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:20:59 (EDT)

JOSEPH WAS A TRUE LEGEND, AN ICON, HE STOOD FOR THE OPPRESSED, HE WAS A GREAT TEACHER AND A GREAT ENTERTAINER,HE WAS A GREAT ADVOCATE FOR PEACE AS INDICATED IN HIS LAST ALBUM,(WORLD PEACE). WE LOVED JOSEPH SO MUCH THAT WE'RE STILL NOT RECOVERED FROM THE SHOCK OF HIS SUDDEN DEATH THAT HAS CREATED A HUGE VACUUM IN THE WORLD OF REGGEA.HE WAS A TRUE RASTA, RIGHTEUOS AND INSPIRATIONAL MAN. I AND MY ENTIRE AIDOO FAMILY IN GHANA AND EUROPE WISH TO CONVEY OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO HIS WIFE,CHILDREN,THE HILL FAMILY,ALBERT WALKER AND THE CULTURE GROUP.MAY JAH GRANT HIM EVERLASTING AND PERFECT PEACE
JOSEPH KEN. AIDOO <josephkenaidoo@yahoo.com>
BURGOS, SPAIN - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:17:11 (EDT)

My heart is heavey with the loss of Papa Culture. Joseph Hill was a unique singer/ performer/ song writer who could conect with his audience like no other. He wrote everything from the most hard core dreadfully crucial concious lyrics to love songs and humorous diddy's. My native american elders have taught me that sometimes the best medicine is humor. Joseph was always able to laugh with us and cry with us. I am honored to have met Mr. Hill and to have performed on the same bill several times in my life, including one of his birthday shows in Hopiland. On behalf of my family, Stumpa & Gathered Nation, 8750 Reggae Band, Stumpfilms and Highest Region. We pray that JAH eases Joseph's transition to ZION and comforts his family and friends in these difficult times. Also... a note Albert-- You have always carried the Culture vibe and you hold a special place in our hearts. Be strong and wise. Thank you for you works and may Jah bless you in these times of mourning. Peace and Unity Long Live Joseph Hill and Culture Geoff "Stumpa" Stump
Geoff "Stumpa" Stump <zbrecords@yahoo.com>
Basalt, CO usa - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 13:10:38 (EDT)

JOSEPH Tha Mighty teacher. You Came, you taught and you conquered. Rest in Peace. See you at Tha Zion Gate.
SAMMY MBURU <kasamburu@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, KENYA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:58:12 (EDT)

Its so sad to as i loose my hero Joseph Hill I pray to the almighty Jah to give the family of Mr. Hill strength and courage during this hard times, and may the almighty Jah rest his soul in eternal peace. Goobye Joseph Culture Hill.
Rev. Peter Injendi <pinjendi@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:42:51 (EDT)

See you at Zion gate, Mr Hill!
Mikey Judah
Stockholm, Sweden - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:38:27 (EDT)

May his soul rest in perfect peace peace. Culture we miss you so much.
Eledi N. Mamertus <emamertus@yahoo.com>
Accra, Ghana - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:26:42 (EDT)

It's sad that we have lost a great teacher.I learned a lot from his music,which was very educational to me.I would also like to send my deepest regards to family members,friends and above all his funs.May the almighty lord grant his enternal peace.
Erasmus Malala <aressum2@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:23:26 (EDT)

all respects go to Mr Hill. Jah bless, Culture rocks.
Dams
Bordeaux, France - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:20:19 (EDT)

Thank you for all the nights of music inspiration and spirit filled messages on Negril Beach, Sunsplash,all over Jamaica, and the world. The words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart have always been acceptable in his sight.Continue your works with the Most High JAHOVAH.Lots of JAH LOVE Give Thanks,Sista Mary
mary Gurganus <Hailupmaryg@webtv.net>
Richmond, Va 23220 - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:19:30 (EDT)

rip for the legend of jamaican reggae music and jah love & jah bless for mr joseph culture hill i never forget
ilpide-chau jerome <kaliroots@hotmail.fr>
vulaines sur seine, seine et marne france - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:19:26 (EDT)

Thank you for all the nights of music inspiration and spirit filled messages on Negril Beach, Sunsplash,all over Jamaica, and the world. The words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart have always been acceptable in his sight.Continue your works with the Most High JAHOVAH.Lots of JAH LOVE Give Thanks,Sista Mary
mary Gurganus <Hailupmaryg@webtv.net>
Richmond, Va 23220 - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:16:15 (EDT)

May His soul rest in the good hands of JAH
ALANG LINUS <alanglins@ yahoo.com>
SANDEMA, GHANA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11:58:45 (EDT)

extending love and condolences to mr hill's extended family. he was an insipirational teacher and we will miss him.
sandra
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11:44:56 (EDT)

mr. joseph hil may jah guide u safely in him humble cottage. i pray that your last respect will be flown to ghana-your king enstoolment community. bless noow.
naked vibe fm <naked32002@yahoo.com>
accra, achimota ghana - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11:31:47 (EDT)

we will all miss mr hill.
zionbeauty <jahfire2@aol.com>
ny, ny - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11:29:53 (EDT)

Many have gone but for Joseph to leave us is hard to believe other than to accept the reality Africans and all fans of The Mighty Culture Music have lost a teacher who is hard to replace. We loved you Hills but The Most High JAH loved you most. May the Almighty King Of Judah,The Most High JAH RASTAFARAI rest him in peace Blessed I.
RAS PAUL WAMBUGU GITONGA <pwambugug@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, NAIROBI KENYA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 10:56:06 (EDT)

Pauline and familly, may God keep you strong in this time of deepest lost. I was honoured to be your agent on a UK tour a few years ago. Joseph is a good man, a true humble African, whose wisdom would have been welcome amongst the elders. Why o Lord, only You know... We join in prayer. One Love.... Al Hardwicke
Al Hardwicke <musik_al2000@yahoo.co.uk>
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 10:52:20 (EDT)

Just want to pass my condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Hills whose music has always,and will alwys lift my heart and out a smile on my face.I had the immense please of seeing Culture perform at the Reggae Sundance in Eindhoven Holland just 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing.We had travelled from Ireland especially for it and were not let down! I was shocked to hear the news last Monday morning. Thank you for the music Joseph !!!! Forever in our thoughts.Jah Bless
David Buckley <dbuckley1970@hotmail.com>
Limerick, IRELAND - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 10:50:26 (EDT)

I am a fan of Joe Hills, I will surely miss him, may the good Lord have mercy upon him. May his soul rest in perfect peace. The world will miss you greatly.
Marian Sesay <mariansesay2002@yahoo.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 10:29:29 (EDT)

Thanks for al the years I shall miss you a big reggae-fan my hart is crying
Alex <devanbeekjes@casema.nl>
The Netherlands - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:54:45 (EDT)

Joseph...rest in peace ina zion !!! Many thanks and respek for all your inspiration and motivation to fight for peace and love and promote sweet reggae music. I will always honour your music. LOVE...SUPA
Supa <Supahipowa@yahoo.com>
Groningen, the Netherlands. - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:54:14 (EDT)

When Joe came to Zimbabwe in 1989 along with ijahman levi& eric donaldson,I was still very young but i still have a very vivid picture of that special edition of our zim-style sunsplash which was most especially lit by a fired up Culture led by Ras Hill.Hill was a visionary whose music carried loads of love,peace un reality.Its sad to know dat he is no more.May his soul rest in peace.
Washy Mataure <kulcharoots@yahoo.co.uk>
Harare, ZIMBABWE - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:41:18 (EDT)

We will miss you.May almighty Jah bless ur family.
King Rebel <kingrebel@gmail.com>
Narirobi, zimmerman Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:40:49 (EDT)

MY DEAR BELOVED BROTHER JOSEPH ' ONE STONE' HILL HAS DEPARTED. THE WORLD FEEL IT MOST OF ALL.I JUST COULD NOT RESIST LISTENING TO HIS MELODY.WHEN HE TOURED SOUTH AFRICA DURING 'THE HOME TO MY ROOTS,' TOUR I WAS SO MESMERISED BY HIS PERFOMANANCE IN JOHANNESBURG, THAT I HAD TO DRIVE 500KM TO WATCH HIM PEFORM IN DURBAN AGAIN THE FOLLOWING DAY.RIP HUMBLE AFRICAN.YOUR MUSIC WILL KEEP US IN TOUCH FOEREVER!
STEVE MOSEHLA <mosehla@telkomsa.net>
johannesburg, gauteng south africa - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:36:21 (EDT)

Joseph Hill,it has been so hard to accept that you have departed from us.I will live to remember. you.You are my hero. Rest in peace.
GEORGE MUGHOGHO <jojiemughogho@yahoo.com>
LILONWE, MALAWI - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:35:20 (EDT)

Such an inspiration to society and one of the worlds finest raggae legend has gone.we will forever remain to miss you joe!
Abdul Kabia <abdulkabia@yahoo.com>
freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:33:10 (EDT)

joseph hill i can not believe that you have passed and gone,but your legancy still lives.i do not know how to express in words. from 1949-2006 its enough for me. you were my hero. R.I.P
KONDWANI PHIRI <djdarkh@yahoo.co.uk>
Lilongwe, MALAWI - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:27:08 (EDT)

My FRIEND MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE
LOTHAR CHIHANA <edwardcharles@yahoo.co.uk>
Lilongwe, MALAWI - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:13:15 (EDT)

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My sincerest condolences to the surviving family of Joseph Hill, he will surely be missed by many. I was devasted by this recent news; for "Culture" has always been welcomed and much anticipated here in Columbus, OH. by all the Idrens who love his postive and truthful message. A Reggae Legend and a great man. He has graced this world with his presence and his music. He has touched the lives of thousands across the globe and we are all the more blessed for it. I will never forget rubbing elbows and dancing with Jah people, while listening to the wonderful sound vibe 'Culture' on stage. I will never forget meeting him as he passed blessing upon my family. Truly a righteous man. He will remain in our hearts and memories here in Columbus. Joseph "Culture" Hill will be severly missed. May Jah Spirit gather around his family and may he have the most blessed homecoming. Selah
Lionsdaughter
Reynoldsburg, OH US - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:06:27 (EDT)

On behalf of the One Vibe family, with heavy hearts we send out love to Joseph Hill of Culture, his family, friends, and loved ones, and all who mourn the passing of this reggae legend. We were blessed to work with Joseph in what turned out to be one of his final tours! Joseph Hill was a friend, an inspiration, a true artist and a community leader. And, for everything he offered this earth, we give thanks! Blessed Love!!!
Timothy Cross <OneVibePromotion@aol.com>
Asheville, NC USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 09:04:05 (EDT)

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER. THE VIBES LEFT BEHIND WILL TRY TO CONFORT US UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
ALLAN NYIRONGO <nyirongo23@yahoo.com>
Lilongwe, MALAWI - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 08:58:50 (EDT)

irie ises Italian tribute to Joseph on Reggae Revolution.it RIP in PEACE
Ale Reggae revolution <ale@reggaerevolution.it>
Naples, It ITALY - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 08:44:00 (EDT)

hail the rastaman, as a cousin of joe i want to say rest well.i am from negril jamaica,he has played many times at my fathers hotel the golden sun set negril. you will be wickedly miss respect tothe rastaman.
paul arthur <p_arthur_09@hotmail.com>
essex, england - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 08:26:59 (EDT)

Rest in peace the keeper of zion gates.
jeff mwangemi <jeff_mwangemi@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 08:26:42 (EDT)

An anonymous quote runs "We come, we go, in between we leave a mark". Joseph Hill and Mighty Culture in general has left deep indelible mark among roots reggae fans in this part of the world. We join his family in celebrating the life of a man who thought to bring the Black Starliner to pick all the slaves. Though physically dead, Rasta Joseph Hill will always live with us spiritually. When Dennis Brown died, Hill Sang "When the tree falls". Now that he has left us, I humbly say "The King of the Jungle has fallen". Hill was the King who desired to see end to neo-colonialization and exploitation. We, the rasta community should strive to make sure that what Hill stood for is achieved completely. We loved Hill so much, but Almighty Jah loved him more. Rest in Peace Brother Hill, AMEN.
Ras Collins Makoko <colmakoko@yahoo.com>
Mombasa, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 08:13:24 (EDT)

Joseph, I only wish it was a dream that you are dead. I'll always miss your good voice and the message in your songs
Amon Chinyophiro <amonjosam@yahoo.com>
Lilongwe, Malawi - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 08:08:33 (EDT)

R.I.P Joseph Hill.I feel it the most.Your message for the oppressed,justice and peace will never fade.A slice of Zion for the I. What a man .To the Hill family ,Forces of Justice, Fans ONE LUV YA and keep the banner high. Let JAH music flow for there is no night in Zion.
Paul hardin <phard@justice.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:52:57 (EDT)

dear bredda,deep in sleep i know you are,your words of wisdom will keep us awake while you are away,i weep not as i know am right behind you. go bredda go,but your spirit will still live in all your fans. be strong nelson be strong kenyatta be strong walker be strong hill family-jah ago sweep over your souls.
bernrd ndzai <bnndzai@yahoo.co.ke>
mombasa, kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:42:49 (EDT)

Tears are flowing thru my eyes right now and I just dont want to believe the media that His Excellency Joseph Hills is dead. My dear God, please kindly have mercy on Brother Joseph, he is an extra ordinary human being who stood up against oppression, war and starvation. I am sick and sad about the passing away of Culture.Thank you God for the life and death of Sir Joseph Hills. Ortega,Terminator,Kofi Amingo, Stadia, Temen and Cash Conco
ORTEGA <rootzman2020@yahoo.com>
Tema, Ghana - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:30:46 (EDT)

Joe Hill, ...You were really a HILL...a solid rock that False Prophets have failed and will always fail to uproot...An inspiration to Africa...Soul Uplifter to soulmates in Africa...May you Soul Honourably Rest in Jah Peace.
christopher chakuda <xophyr@yahoo.com>
Blantyre, Blantyre Malawi - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:12:11 (EDT)

GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES FOR THE MUSIC AND POSITIF, VIHBES OF YOUR LIFH, BLESSED LOVE OF ONE SISTER OUT A ZION, FANA WALETE JESUS SELASSIE I, OISO THE FAMELLY GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES INTO JAH RASTAFARAI, SELASSIE I , KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, AMLAK, LOVE FROM A EHTIOPIE, ,
FANA WALETE JESUS SELASSIE I <REAGGE2006@YAHOO.COM>
LALIBELA, ADDIS ETHIOPIE - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:07:20 (EDT)

Joe Hill...You were really a HILL...a solid rock that false prophets failed and will always fail to move it...an inspiration to Africa...Soul Uplifter to soulmates in Africa...We share your peace, love and harmony ideologies!!!! Honourably Rest in Peace.
christopher chakauda <xophyr@yahoo.com>
Blantyre, Blantyre Malawi - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:07:10 (EDT)

I have followed Brother Hill and Culture for the better part of my life. Brother Hill was more than a musician. He was in Sierra Leone in 1996,1998 and 2004. He brought with him something that was more than music,LOVE. He loved the Sierra Leone people, he identified with the poverty and misery people grappled with day in day out. Yesterday when I was at the Airport to pick my wife and Kid I met a colleague who happen to be the Immigration Officer who issued the Entry Visa to Brother on his last visit to this country. Among the many fond memories we shared about this fallen Brother was the opportunity to see Hill praying under the stage right in the middle of a concert at the National Stadium in Freetown. We were expecting him in Sierra Leone this coming December.
Abdul Salaam Abu Bakarr Williams <abdulsalaamwilliams@hotmail.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:07:05 (EDT)

My con. to the families of Joe Hills the reggae king. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may light pepetural shine upon him forever. We all do missed him but the lord want him most. Thanks lot of luv.
Ennis Bangura (Miss) <enisdul@yahoo.co.uk>
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:04:34 (EDT)

Oh Jah Jah why you take away Joseph Hill ? Ive seen him a few years ago in dortmund, wow what a concert! I remeber you and your music all my life long. you gave me strength to fight against wrong babylon. We will meet again inna Zion!!
karsten <karsten.roesges@freenet.de>
41334, ger germany - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 07:00:59 (EDT)

R.I.P. Joseph Hill, you gone but neva forgotten
Duccio
Florence, Italy - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:43:00 (EDT)

HALLELUJAH! Zion gates have welcomed you in! Glory and honour be to the Most High. Glory be to Jah for that. What a life. But Jah knows and Jah has rewarded. HALLELUJAH! It is with deep sorrow and grief. I don't know what reggae music will be without the energetic Joseph Hill, of whom I considered to be the most inspiring only second to the king Bob Marley. Especially in the song he composed himself "WHERE THE TREE FALLS" in which he said as long as Joseph Hill is alive Reggae Music is alive. It will take time to see such a rootsman again in the reggae world. May his soul rest in peace. Oh Lord Almighty Jah Rastafarians!!!...King of Kings and Lord of Lords...This man Joseph Hill was in the true image of the Father. It really is such a great loss for the world to lose our African teacher, but then again, let Jah will be done. Hill WAS AND STILL is a man who stands for the truth. His educating lyrics, conscious message, positive vibes really bring out Hill as a true humble African.
Roseline J. Leigh <roseleigh2003@yahoo.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:37:14 (EDT)

Joseph Hill was a prophet whose teaching was based on the promotion of peace and love among the people of the world. The message in his songs is full of inspiration and guidance not only for our generation, but for generations yet unborn. He was highly opposed to conflicts especially those that involved the use of fire arms and state of the earth bombs against Jah's creation. He considered the idea of people fighting against each other as a very shamefull act, and he clearly emphasised this in his sound track titled 'Stop The Fusing And Fighting'. His melodeous voice will constantly re-eco in our ears till the end of times. To Pauline Hill, Kenyatta Hill, members of the Culture Band and fans Worldwide, the crying should stop. Joseph is gone to occupy his rihgtful place alongside Bob and Peter in Jah's kingdom. He is gone but shall never be forgotten. MAY HIS SOLE REST IN PERFECT PEACE.
Malique Alhaji Kenneh <maliquekenneh@yahoo.com>
freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:37:03 (EDT)

It is very sad that we lost one of the greatest teachers, Joseph Hill. Much condolescences to his family, friends and hios group members. May Jah rest his soul in peace. Kenyatta! May you please keep the fire burning as a tribute to your dad. Strong Man.
Josphat N. Migwi <migjunior4@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:31:12 (EDT)

Joseph Hill, now your work is over and you will fly away home! Jah bless!!!!
jimi
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:30:13 (EDT)

Thank you Joseph. We never forget you. We forever remember your songs. You was great and my condolences to his family.
Fernando <afrezende@uol.com.br>
São Luís, Maranhão Brasil - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:29:49 (EDT)

It truly feels so bad.'ve being listening to Joseph Hill since mid-80s am now 27. one of the most important thing i learned and still learning from his music is that one's future is on one's hands.This helped me studying hard and forget about government and other people'helps.am now a quallified engineer,working with a Diamonds Mine down here. Joseph is gone,his work will work for I&I forever.May God be with his family as he takes evarlasting rest& peace.
Magesa Idutubija <idutubijah@yahoo.com>
Shinyanga, Tanzania - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:20:31 (EDT)

DEEP SORROW THAT WE LOST THE ONE WE LOVE I WILL STILL REMEMBER HIM THROUGH HIS SONG LIKE IAM A HUMBLE AFRICA WHICH WAS RELEASED IN KENYA .MY CONDOLESCENCE GOES TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY
ruth kinuthia <kinuthiaru@yahoo.com>
nakuru, rift valley kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:16:37 (EDT)

My relatives and i have lost a very influencial Rastaman whose wisdom could not be compared and may his soul rest in peace. He will be sadly missed by my self and my bredrens like Robert Nkosi, Francis Magaya, Tonny Zuze, and my girlfriend Esnart. For the past months we have strictly been listening to his music. Only Jah alone knows why he had to go. May his soul rest in peace.
Cassius Magaya <casmag77@yahoo.com>
Blantyre, Malawi - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:14:55 (EDT)

It is really sad to lost one of our star and am really sending my condolecence to the family of the deceased .He was a hero since he visited kenya . we will still remember him and his song
ruth kinuthia <kinuthiaru@yahoo.com>
nakuru, rift valley kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:11:26 (EDT)

TROD ON BREATHEN... WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO THANK YOU FOR THE MANY YEARS OF THEACHINGS, VIBES, AND UPLIFTMENT YOU HAVE GIVEN UNTO I AND I AND ALL OF JAH JAH CHILDREN ITINUALY. ALTOUGH I WILL MISS YOU IMMENSELY,( SEEING YOU PRACTICALY ONCE A YEAR FOR THE LAST 15 AS YOU CAME THROUGH THE BAY) YOU WILL LIVE ON FOREVER... ALIVE AND WELL. AND LIKE YOU USED TO SAY IN CONCERT "YOU KNOW THAT GUY THE GRIM REAPER ? WELL DON'T WORRY ABOUT HIM, 'CAUSE I TOOK CARE OF HIM FOR YOU" SO AS YOU CHASE THE DEVIL AWAY FROM ALL CREATION I GIVE THANKS THAT OUR PATHS WERE ABLE TO CROSS AND CONNECT SO MANY TIMES, FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. LOVE SHINES BRIHGTER THAN THE MORNING SUN, AND THAT'S REAL BRIGHT. ONENESS FOREVER, YOUR HUMBLE STUDENT SHEM
SHEM <shem111@hotmail.com>
Berkeley, ca usa - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 06:01:27 (EDT)

To the great messenger of roots reggae, I know you contributed to world history and played an important role in fighting injustice in the human races I saw you once at the Emancipation Day celebration in Kumasi, Ghana and your impact followed me always i will miss your voice so much , and i wish you a smooth transition to eternity 'Culture' I will always remember
Koo Rasta <koorasta@yahoo.com>
kumasi, Ghana - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:49:53 (EDT)

THe death of hill was very unfortunate and may his soul rest in peace.As a journalist i have complied a story and talked to different rastas .Zimbabwe reggae fans are really sadened Long live rasta music.Longlive Hill and Culture
Terry <terrygunsm@yahoo.com>
harare, Zimbabwe - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:45:50 (EDT)

The first tyme i listened to Culture & Joseph Hill music,i sensed a great depth of richly poetic music that came from a person whose understanding of his culture,social injustces & experiences were deeply rooted in him.Though gone ur music will live on but the only sad part is that we all miss miss u.may you rest peacefully in the hands of the god of all of us .Jah Bless
Kondwani Mtonga <Kondiz@yahoo.com>
Lusaka, Zambia - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:44:06 (EDT)

Inna lilhahi wainallhahi rajiuun,God give and God takes we love and miss you JH,in GODS hands you rest,in our hearts you will remain forever expecially when listenig to your music.may ALLAH rest your soul in eternal peace.
leila <leelasuleiman@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:40:14 (EDT)

We will remember Mr Joseph Hill whom we had the honour to have in Abidjan for a life concert less than a year ago as a Great and Humble man . He will continue to inspire us and we will make sure that his memory still lives on in Abidjan. Jah will continue to Guide and Protect your family and Friends , Rest in Peace , we love you . Dez Parker , Parker Place Abidjan .
Parker Place Abidjan <parkerplaceabidjan@hotmail.com>
Abidjan , Ivory Coast - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:35:49 (EDT)

We don't want to mourn that we lost you, but we should be thankful that you have been there for us. Your message will be forever in our hearts and minds. You can't loose, what you own deep in your heart. Hendrik von Wilmowski Verena von Wilmowski
von Wilmowski <rasta48@ish.de>
Bochum, Germany - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:32:33 (EDT)

He gave to I and I peace and joy thru his songs of praise and love. I extend my gratitude of peace to his eternal soul. Jah ever guidance. Ras Jackson
Ras Jackson <rasta48@ish.de>
Oracabessa, Jamaica - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:30:31 (EDT)

Let GOD go with him
Peter French <pfrench2006@yahoo>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:29:33 (EDT)

"When I turn my eyes and see how much starvation stand up.Starvation stand up like man"."People living out of gabbage"."Fight not yourself because of evil doers niether you'll be annoy' Brother Joe, You've gone but your words are still in our memory.We love you brother and we are sure you are right in paradise.RIP
Hamid S. kamara <midsahid@yahoo.com>
Freetown, Sierra leone - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:27:27 (EDT)

To hear that such a talented person like yourself passed away, made me very sad. I always enjoyed your concerts and will look back with a happy memory. your music is legendary and we will never forget you. May you find peace with JAH. Goodbye my friend. from all your fans, the bijlmer crew; Marcel - Kebe From Suriname Bmak JAH RASTAFARI
Marcel Weinchard <weinc005@planet.nl>
Amsterdam, Nederland - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:16:01 (EDT)

deep grieve struck me when i heard that one of my biggest inspirations traveled to his next life. i had the honour to watch and hear Ur message for the last time at reggae-sundance in eindhoven holland just 4 days before your journey to jah,s kingdom. here i say goodbye joseph,im 40 yrs old and u inspired me since i was a young lad. just like bob and winston rodney. may jah jah kingdom be yours. with great respect..R.I.P. Joseph go deh richard
richard <RiesSwinkels@msn.com>
helmond, n-brabant netherlands - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:07:34 (EDT)

I fell a great loss to a man of fame like hill having lost his life.May da o maighty lord rest his soul in eternal Peace.
mwas <morchabs@yahoo.com>
nairobi, nrb kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:03:12 (EDT)

We loved you a lot. But God loved you more. We will miss you a lot. Your music will live on.
Khumbo Kumwenda <khumbo79@yahoo.com>
Mzuzu, Malawi - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:02:32 (EDT)

You leave yet Babylon Kingdom to better days but sadness covers our minds. We'll cry you, Joseph Hill, I'll cry your voice, your energy, your nice comportement on stage! Forever in my ears, forever in my mind. Let Jah arise, and rise with HIM.
Toine <toinet@gmail.com>
Amiens, France - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:02:06 (EDT)

Absolutely stunned to hear about the loss of Joseph. I have many many songs in my collection but Culture stand head and shoulders above all other artists in my opinion. So many great songs, so many brilliant rhythmns, so many great lyrics. I have had the priviledge of seeing him performn live and what a fantastic showman he was. He will be sorely missed. The world has lost a musical genius but his music will live on forever. Rest in Peace but kick up a riddim in heaven.
Gary Reynolds <gazzza.reynolds@btopenworld.com>
Edmonton, London - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:00:12 (EDT)

we have lost a spiritual, political, social and family messenger.joseph was fabulous in ghana when he took part in two concerts in kumasi and accra.as i write reggae lovers were expecting joseph soon. oh what a great loss. who would speak for us? but as joseph said we would trod on.joseph and culture have a great following in ghana.a slice of mt. zion really stands for joseph. pls rest in perfect peace.
alfred <aaobuobi@hotmail.com>
accra, ghana - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:59:35 (EDT)

humble african was truly a teacher and leader to many of us. He gave us the strength to move that extra mile.He is & will be a legend to many.
Dickson <dick_dustard@hotmail.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:59:19 (EDT)

I have seen you on Reggae Sundance, so alive so good.. Why did you have to go? The train to zion is stopped for Mister Joseph Hill! R.I.P
Amy
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:47:16 (EDT)

Ya Man, Sou gone man,only jah know where art u man.we will miss ya and in Malindi today we will have a commemoration man, in club 28 to celebrate your selfness and conciousness man. babylon a come, but the harder they fall, ya man, so long man. Patrick Kimanzi Nation Media Group Writer. Malindi-Kenya
Patrick Kimanzi <pkimanzi@gmail.com>
Malindi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:42:46 (EDT)

Nuff Respect to Mr. Joseph Hill, may you rest in Iration !
Manojo <manojo10386@gmail.com>
Switzerland - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:37:42 (EDT)

Thank you for your words of wisdom. You are loved, missed,& remembered. I'm sad. God bless you, Ms.P,Afrine,Kenyatta,Telly,Alfred,Robin,Steve,& everyone else your spirit has touched. I pray for your strength during this time. Jah bless! See you on the other side. Neverending love & respect.
Christy Watson <ChristyWatson@hotmail.com>
Redway, CA 95560 - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:31:25 (EDT)

Culture's Joseph Hill 'The Father' was a conscious reggae artist who outlived his peers both in wisdom and the content of his lyrics. His legacy will live on long after his demise May Jah rest his soul in eternal rest
Double O <paulogada@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:27:11 (EDT)

Slovakian Reggae people will miss You Daddy Culture. R.I.P.
krtko
Slovakia - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:22:02 (EDT)

Fill Heaven With All Your Sweet Harmony And As I Know You Will Always Be Heard, Much Love To The Family In These Times...JAH BLESS BRO. SPRAGI!
Roy <vereli1029@aol.com>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:19:42 (EDT)

Thanks for inpiring us, the kids of this time. We will miss you. Rest in peace, and know that you'll be always in our minds and hearts. Thanks.. Rootsy Rock
Rootsy Rock <bascha50@hotmail.com>
Eindhoven, Holland - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:16:00 (EDT)

GRACIAS POR ENSEÑARNOS EL VERDADERO MENSAJE DE RASTA.RESPETO Y BENDICIONES A TODA LA FAMILIA HILL...
GUILLERMO <GBORQUE@SEGIPSA.ES >
MADRID, ESPAÑA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 03:58:30 (EDT)

nuff tears run down mi face as the sad news reach I. Big man Tippa crying like a likkle pickney!?
Tippa <tippasoderlund@yahoo.se>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 03:39:22 (EDT)

We loved you Joseph but God Loved you most rest in peace Joseph we will never forget you . Fare thee well Joseph .
Nicholus Kamau Wachira <nanconicolasi@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 03:35:23 (EDT)

I am sad about the way too early passing of Reggae legend Joseph Hill. Condolences go out to his Family, Telford and Albert. Rest in peace. We miss you.
manu <condtojoseph@firstcreation.de>
- Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 02:57:28 (EDT)

Culture as you are popularly known in this part of Africa,you are gone but your music full of of inspirational message will greatly be missed.Your black consciousness thru music really makes us proud of what we are and it gives courage to face our day to day challenges.This world is like a mirror reflecting what you do,for sure you faced this mirror(world) with a smile and it has smiled back to you.We will greatly miss you,Rest in Peace HUMBLE AFRICAN.
Derrick Chinyanta <chabala5@yahoo.co.uk>
Lusaka, Zambia - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 02:54:16 (EDT)

R.I.P. Joseph Hill May youre soul have peace and may He give your family courage/support to lead their life. One love Xafiera
xafiera
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 02:03:23 (EDT)

First of all, I would like to send my condolences out to the Hill Family. My prayers go out to him cause I know Jah is with him. I will always remember Joseph, I have been listening to his music and powerful lyrics. The last time I saw him was at the Monterey Bay Reggae Fest in California. I will return back this year and would never forget his appearance on stage. I know JAH will pave the way for him. Rest in peace BROTHER Jah Live.
Sal"Jahvah" Chavez <chava@naturipe.com>
Gonzales, Ca USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 01:54:35 (EDT)

To all joseph Hill Family and Friends/Funs Just wat to pass some condolenses and to tell you to be strong.He will always be remembered.To all his funs in Kenya Joseph Hill will always be a LEGEND IN KENYA Rest in peace.
Ras Mwangize <mwangize@hotmail.com>
Irving, Tx USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 01:43:47 (EDT)

OH MI SEÑOR TODOPODEROSO JAH RASTAFARI, LO TENDRA EN SU REGAZO PARA SIEMPRE Y POR SIEMPRE. MACSIMO RESPETO JOE HILL POR LA BENDICION DE TU MENSAJE, MACSIMO RESPETO A TODAS LAS PERSONAS CERCANAS, FAMILIA, AMIGOS , COMPAÑEROS.
Irizion <estrellanegra_repatriazion@hotmail.com>
valparaiso, - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 01:23:27 (EDT)

Hills' like a tree by a spring,a fruitful tree that spreads over a wall. GENESIS 49:22 Spiritul,Inspiring,Uplifting legend that will live forever.
Muigai Waihenya <Sailhammock@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 00:51:57 (EDT)

Give thanks for the beautiful, uplifting music left behind by the one Joseph "Culture" Hill. Your legacy will live on for-iver! The countenance of one man sharpeneth another - iron sharpen iron!
Ras Hank <hmr1956@gmail.com>
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 00:17:35 (EDT)

We are saddened by Joseph's recent passing but also inspired by the wisdom and strength he has left as his legacy for this, and future generations. we are thinking of those close to him peace,love & harmony jon, rozz, laura, simon, ben, ray
Jon <jonlovestrees@excite.com>
Wellington, New Zealand - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 23:26:54 (EDT)

I've been listenting to Culture for 26 years now. He was my favorite cultural artiste. The last time I saw Joseph was two years ago in Delaware. Going to one of Culture's show was like going to church. We will miss seeing you but the spirit still lives on. RIP Joseph. As you go home to Zion.
Maxine <maxomar18@msn.com>
East Orange, NJ USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 23:00:02 (EDT)

I feel very blessed to have witnessed Joseph and Culture many times perform live all over California. He was a very humble Lion who carried the torch with great pride throughout the world singing of peace, love & guidance wherever he went. The first show I ever DeeJayed for was Culture and I remember him traveling in my buddies car to a record store to sign autographs. He told stories of Jamaica and his early days in the music buisness. What a treat I will always cheerish. I also had the pleasure of meeting his partner in life, Pauline, my prayers are with you. Trod On you Conquering Lion & Fly away home to Zion. Blessed Love....Papa Ed
"Papa Ed" <papaed_66@yahoo.com>
Santa Barbara, Ca USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 22:56:13 (EDT)

The news of Joseph Hill's passing has come as a great shock. Since May 2006 my music listening has been strictly of this great man, Culture. Like the legendary Bob Marley, Culture's music concerning the poor, the downtrodden and the injustices of man against his brother is a testament of Mr Hill being truly his "brother's keeper" and a brave, vocal "watchman" who will be tremendously missed. Your "Train is bound for Mount Zion" where you will see "Jah Pretty Face"! "Peace and Love" to all your family and loved ones"!
Kate Tapper <Goldenhandshake@aol.com>
London, England - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 22:14:41 (EDT)

I had the pleasure of touring with Culture playing keyboards for 1 year back in '99, it was definitley an experience I will cherish for a lifetime, I rememeber 1 show Joseph hurt his foot and had to perform sitting the entire show, from start to finish he never let up the pressure, one of the wickedest shows ever!!! Mr Joseph Hill, My Brother, My Elder, My Friend, your prescence will be missed, but never forgotten Trod On Idren, Trod On
Darryl <dstaam@yahoo.com>
Alex, VA USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:36:10 (EDT)

Below is an excerpt of an interview, I(Jah Breeze) conducted with Joseph Hill on June 25th, 2006 at SNWMF in Booneville, California where I served as the press moderator. JB:> Your name........CULTURE JH:> Yes...Sir JB:> How did that come about, Joseph Hill....becoming CULTURE JH:> Maybe because....Maybe that is one of the reasons why I don't love money, because I have already earned my name. So I don't need to earn money, or I don't need to be a great lover of the earning of money. Now the way I see my name is like.....uhm...first we went to the Studio and when we delivered our first rendition....uhm...Everybody....Nobody ask us what was our name at first. They said, "Ah wha we fah call dem deh man yah".(laughs) So I made no reply, because I am just you know....I really see it easier to be silent and learn, rather to make a noise....a great noise and being a 'DOUNCE'. So I listened, and then I heard the whole congregation as the size it was at the time, said, "Call dem CULTURE!!!!" For a full lenght of the interview and other Rasta related topics go deh to www.jahbreeze.com Raspect, Jah Breeze, Reggae Ambassador Worldwide #85 Producer of Video Documentary, "Rastafari Ideology in Reggae Music and Culture"
Jah Breeze <jahbreezereggae@juno.com>
Seattle, Wa DR. King - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:21:51 (EDT)

A great & humble man. Condolences to the family. 1 of the top artists in the reggae world. He still took time to chill in the dj tent, telling jokes & stories, & playing with my mixer. Laughing the whole time. Rest in Peace, Mr. Hill.
Andy Capps <cappsandy@hotmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN US - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:19:35 (EDT)

Joseph "Culture" Hill was one of the greatest reggae singers I Knew, he shall enter Zion Gate and see Jah Pretty Face
Vincent Prince <maria_prince_99@yahoo.com>
Ste Madeleine, Trinidad Trinidad & Tobago - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:08:22 (EDT)

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO YOU MR.HILL FOR SUCH GREAT MUSIC. I JUST REALLY START LISTEN TO YOUR GREAT MUSIC BUT I LOVE IT. BIGUP TO YOU AND RESPECT TO YOU AND FAMILY.
FELICIA WHITE <myboo1993@yahoo.com>
CHARLOTTE, NC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:07:04 (EDT)

Glory be! All honor and respect is due to Joseph Hill. That bredren carried a bright torch for a long time. In these days ahead of InI, even without him here in the physical, Hills music and Irit will move even more than before. Give thanks, for he has found repatriation, he has found his reparations, and his emmancipation. One Black heart of Love Iternally
Ras Eliah <jahjahguidei@yahoo.com>
Portland, OR USA` - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:06:09 (EDT)

Greatings, my name is GEORGES KOUAKOU Ex-Keyboard player of Joseph Hill's Culture and many more major reggae artist, and I was the lead keyboard player on Live Culture in Africa DVD (South Africa 2000). I just want to say to master Joseph, it was really nice working with you and as I shared with you during our working moments, I started listining to your songs at the age of 2 yrs back in Africa and to working with you was a dream come through. I also appreciate the way you love my playing including Albert Walker, Telford Nelson and specially your wife Miss P. all the love you gave me when I was on stage with you. I'll love to testify all the good moments we had together but I cant write a journal here so I will make sure all the journalist in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and the rest of Africa I proudly represent to you knows all the good things about you. I pray that you rest in peace and my condoleances goes to Miss P. my mother, (thanks for your call from Germany the same day of death of your husband, and that proves to me how much I was loved in the Hill's family) and all the entire crew. I will make sure to be in the funeral after my tour in Europe if possible. Merci beaucoup de travailler avec moi chef. Georges Kouakou Pianist/Producer
Georges Kouakou <kouakou@hotmail.com>
Hyattsville, MD Hyattsville - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 21:04:26 (EDT)

Thank you Rastaman J.Hill for the message.You had a job to do and you really did it very well. you may no longer be among us, but your message will continue to inspire many more.My Condolences to your Family and the group "Culture".
Larry <Lnabson1@msn.com>
West Haven , Ct. USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 20:36:25 (EDT)

I was sad to hear the departure of our brother Joseph Hill ..I spent the week just listening to his music and feeling irie..I am thankful for the number of times I saw him live in concert and the actually meeting him and reasoning with him. ALL fans play his music loud.....cause Natty never get weary cause there is No night in a zion, Cause Rastaman draw ONE STone and Joseph is in Addis Ababa ..Jah Rastafari cause Behold ....Irie
lincoln smith <lincmith@gmail.com>
tallahassee, fl USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 19:53:50 (EDT)

I just heard about the great Joseph Hill's death not too long ago, and I am deeply devastated. This is a big loss to the reggae world and to us as fans. I felt like I knew him personally through his music and concious message. He was a very gifted, talented, wise and humble man...A comparison parallel to that of the late Bob Marley. You did a good job on earth joe hills, now go home to jah and rest. Thanks for enriching our lives with your positive messages through your music. We miss you dearly. You were a true legend,a positive Icon. May your soul rest in perfect peace!. My deepest sympathy to his family, band mates and friends. You may be gone, but just like the Great Bob Marley your music, message and memory lives on. One Love!
Alex Gbolie <agbolie@hotmail.com>
St.paul, Mn U.S.A - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 19:45:35 (EDT)

Blessings to the Family , Thanks for all you have done and will do thru your message and music.
Tony Fisher <unchained@ec.rr.com>
Wilmington, NC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 19:32:49 (EDT)

Big up and much respect to a great asset to the music industry.. I've seen Joseph HIll every time he tour'd through Colorado and let me tell you he was a inspiration to good uplifting music. I caught a show he did once in Boulder Co. on Indepence day and was that a great experience too have smoke'd the place down to the International Herb"..... Love and may Jah bless and protect JH....
Tru-Ras <altru13rasta@yahoo.com>
Pueblo, CO USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 19:23:00 (EDT)

His music keeps the spirit and his soul a life!!!!!!!!! Thnxs so far and cu later.
Rasta Miquell
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 19:22:00 (EDT)

IT IS BLESSED TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT DEATH AND BIRTH ARE EQUAL AND OPPOSITE BUT ONE AND THE SAME THING. JOSEPH HILLS PHYSICALLY KNEW THAT AND ALSO KNEW LIFE IS EVERLASTING. SO LET US REJOICE FOR THE TEACHINGS HE BROUGHT US AND THE WORKS HE ACCOMPLISHED, FOR HE HAS JOINED WITH THE ALMIGHTY WHO IS WITHOUT FATHER OR MOTHER YET FATHER AND MOTHER THE ONENESS OF PURITY AND LOVE. ALL THAT HE WAS SURPOSED TO ACCOMPLISH ON EARTH HE DID JUST THAT. LET US PRAY THAT ON HIS NEXT TASK HE IS ABLE TO DO JUST THAT MAJESTICALLY FOR DEATH IS JUST THE BEGINNING. *RA SON SASE*
IAM WHAT IAM <RASON13@HOTMAIL.COM>
EVERYWHERE, ALL EXISTANCE - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 19:21:31 (EDT)

when i turn my eyes and see innocent people drinking dirty water like beds.....oh if i had the wings of a dove i will fly..... fly jo hill fly and be at rest. jah bless
kwadwo <kwadwobanin@yahoo.com>
accra, ghana - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 18:58:37 (EDT)

jht

Joseph Hill & Culture As we ponder the great loss of Joseph Hill we reflect on his many works. Going back to the foundation of reggae music, Joseph brought forward a sound vibe that still echoes in my brain. As a top-notch vocalist, song writer, and human I'll never forget Josephs influence on me as a reggae listening youth. "Psalm of Bob Marley" brought a tear to my eye, now we need a "Psalm of Joseph Hill." With his straight forward lyrical statements he left no doubt about his meaning, now we need more straight shooters like him. His admonitions in "Youth Man Move" moved you to dance, moved you to take control of your destiny. In "Work On Natty" he stresses the importance of hard work, of being diligent in the face of poverty. I ask Joseph "Tell Me Where You Get It?" Now I ask the world to "Stop The Fussing and Fighting," and to "Let Love Shine Bright." Now I see Joseph ascending to "Holy Mount Zion," but his fans will keep "Chanting On" for I-ver more. "Peace and Love," Jesse "Chanting On" Feel like chanting on, I'm in the spirit Feel like chanting on, I'm in the mood (repeat) When I look up in the mountain And see all the things When I check up on the lightning And even the thunder too Feel like chanting on, I'm in the spirit Feel like chanting on, I'm in the mood (repeat) In my home there is an ants nest And I check the way they live And they live so much united That human its a shame Feel like chanting on, I'm in the spirit Feel like chanting on, I'm in the mood (repeat) When I check up on the children Every morning walk to school About war and fuss they're innocent They depend on us for love It makes me.... Feel like chanting on, I'm in the spirit Feel like chanting on, I'm in the mood (repeat) When I check up on the prisoners See how rough they live And I check up on the birds dem And even their strange song to sing It makes me.... Feel like chanting on, I'm in the spirit Feel like chanting on, I'm in the mood (repeat) When I check up on the crocodile How rough his skin look And sometime between them there is loving So why cant we love one another too? It makes me.... Feel like chanting on, I'm in the spirit Feel like chanting on, I'm in the mood (repeat)

Jesse Alberson <alberson49@cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 18:31:57 (EDT)


Rest in Peace bredda! Everything is natural, Jah is Jah. Unite people!
Lotnik aka golden hen <zion_mon@o2.pl>
Czestochowa, Poland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 18:30:41 (EDT)

JOSEPH, WE NEVER FORGET YOU FOR SURE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORKS! CONDOLEANCES AND RESPECT TO THE HILL FAMILY ! ! !
Sound Culture <SoundCulture@gmx.net>
Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 18:28:43 (EDT)

Jah Know what the I has done for so many years.... Jah Know the lives you touched with The I's Music an Teachings.. So Thank you Mr.Hill Jah Know you an the Music will be Itinually Cherished.. One Love Kalapana
charles rafael <kalapana@aol.com>
Seattle, wa usa - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 18:18:30 (EDT)

There will never be another like you Joseph. I cannot begin to express my sadness and disbelief. I know there is a special place in Zion for such a true man of the Rasta. Natty Never Get Weary!!! (GZ)
Ganjazombie from da ark <rootlet@comcast.net>
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 18:01:47 (EDT)

you came, you saw, and you communicated to us with your unique sounds, never to be repeted , walk good brother dear, we love you
">anthony lewis <tonylew2k6@yahoo.com>
kingston, jamaica - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:52:15 (EDT)

Thank you Joseph for your teachings. Your music made my life much better. Thank you Jah for the life of the great artist Mr. Joseph Hill. May he live on on his slice of Mount Zion.
Ozzyreggae <gborden@chello.nl>
Vlaardingen, Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:43:21 (EDT)

I had a fantasy that someday I would meet him. He helped me raise my kids with his words of wisdom. Although I cry, I know he is at peace with our most wonderful Jah. Jah Bless, Jah Keep, Jah Guide all his friends and family during this time. Love, seasea
seasea <seasea642@yahoo.com>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:40:14 (EDT)

Thanks for your good music. I am sad , but we will never forget you, we have your reggae music. I'm Alone In The Wilderness Respect John NL
POWERMAN <POWERMAN67@GMAIL.COM>
ROTTERDAM, NEDERLAND - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:28:59 (EDT)

Joseph will stand firm thro' the years as his words.
Willie Wandahi <wwandahi@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:24:34 (EDT)

Thanks for your good music. I am sad , but we will never forget you, we have your reggae music. I'm Alone In The Wilderness Respect John NL
POWERMAN <POWERMAN67@GMIL.COM>
ROTTERDAM, NEDERLAND - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:24:33 (EDT)

RIP Joseph Hill. Peace and blessings to the family and friends of JH. Our thoughts are with you during this time. This man changed my life with his music and for that I will always be grateful. There will never be anything like a Culture show - positive vibes everytime. Pure bliss when one got to dancing to the sweet sweet tunes. I could never tire of seeing JH with his happy grin, skankin it on stage with Albert, Telford and the band and I will be there when Kenyatta takes to the road. I have a tear of sadness but pure joy for knowing his music - for that will never go away. PEACE AND LOVE.
~I
Blacksburg, VA USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:24:28 (EDT)

I SAW YOUR LAST CONCERT JAH BLESS AND ILL NEVER FORGET IT ............SAY HALLO THER IN HEAVEN FOR ME TO ALL GREAT STARS .......JAH BLESS RASTAPACHA ANTWERP BELGIUM
RASTAPACHA <RASTAPACHA@HOTMAIL.COM>
ANTWERP, BELGIUM - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:16:18 (EDT)

Very sad . I am so shocked and crying I still realy can not believe it! let jah take joseph in his arms. and please play his music forever please my good friend joseph rest in peace always love you joseph culture hill much much respect jah bless you forIvar also condulance to the family jah bless you all. from your good friend mike van der linde from rotterdam holland
mike <fleurs63@hotmail.com>
rotterdam, holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:57:15 (EDT)

Joseph " Culture " Hill was a great artist who loved Reggae music. He will continue to influence many young artists. He will be missed not only by fans and performers, but by everyone who came in contact with the " veteran ". Eternal respect to the Reggae Legend. His wibes will carry on forever. Sincere condolences to his family, friends, reggae and Rasta world.Jah mercy. Ras Memo (R.A.W. proud member # 469)
Ras MeMo <rasmemo@gmail.com>
Istanbul, TR Türkiye(Turkey) - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:41:36 (EDT)

The inspiration you left us through your music lives on! Smile and think of us sometime as you sit by the throne of the Most High! We pray for you! СпасиБог!
Artem Rusalovskiy <gander@pochta.ru>
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:40:48 (EDT)

"A slice of Mt. ZION is for I"... Blessed Love Mr. Hill, give many, many, thanks for the Spiritual as well as Life guidance that thee I has given to I throughout the course of I life!! I KNOW that their was no other Rastaman/Reggae artist that was as Humble or as Righteous a man as was Joseph Hill...no matter the crowd or the size of the venue, Joseph Hill always "spoke" directly to every individual in the audience! I loved the Life lessons that he would teach inbetween songs, they often forced chills down InI spine. As much I as I mourn the loss of this Great man...I MUST give thanks for being able to see him bless the stage so many wonderful times!! JAH LOVE FORIVERMORE Bless Ras Justin Matthew
Ras Justin Matthew <rasjmc9@aol.com>
Reston, va united states - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:38:38 (EDT)

Dear Mr.Hill thank you for the lovely songs you made . I've been enjoying them since '84.Went to every show which was in my reach. I always hoped you would sing 'Babylon Big Dog',my favorite, as well 'I'm Not Ashamed'. WONDERFULL , my skin always turned into goose-flesh.Thank you,send us Peace and Love from above. Always playing your songs forever. JAH BLESS
Rastasos <rastasos@hotmail.com>
NIJMEGEN, - Holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:37:08 (EDT)

Yes Joseph Hill you sang "You dont wanna be left out of ZION GATE" because "Jah alone can give you satisfaction".Joseph mi big breddah,wha happn?why so soon? mi inna schock an'cry out inna mi heart. First time I heard your voice I was in Tanzania(Africa).The song "Behold" which has the line that says"...and I know it was a voice,the voice of the Most High,saying behold,behold,I come quickly" forced me to look at his Imperial majesty with a different attitude.Saw you for the first time in 1991 at ROCKHAUS in Vienna and I saw you everytime Culture came to Austria.As I write these lines the song"Down in Jamaica" plays on,and something tells me I should stop here.JAH BLESS YOU BIG BROTHER;WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.ONE BRIGHT MORNING WHEN OUR WORK IS OVER WE GONNA FLY AWAY HOME TO ZION AND HOPE TO SEE YOU JOSEPH!! Sincere condolences to Mrs Hill and Children.Blessed.
Peter Mtui <Mtui@inode.at>
Vienna, Austria - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:35:08 (EDT)

ini send i condolences to Yata kenyata hill and the family, mi breda just know when you are on the stages finishing up the tour be strong mi bredda and know say you father blood flowing through your vain Mr. Joseph Hill lives for iva good people can't die. rastafari blessings.....
jah t "tyrone"
fort lauderdale, fl us/ jamaican - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:31:21 (EDT)

ini send i condolences to Yata kenyata hill and the family, mi breda just know when you are on the stages finishing up the tour be strong mi bredda and know say you father blood flowing through your vain Mr. Joseph Hill lives for iva good people can't die. rastafari blessings.....
jah t "tyrone"
fort lauderdale, fl us/ jamaican - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:31:10 (EDT)

Joseph Hill Lives forIver, trodding with a Crown of Life. Jah RasTafarI Ark I RasTafarI Haile Selassie I
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Ark I
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:24:10 (EDT)

The transition of Culture is his re-birth to the realms of higher consciousness. The works of Culture cannot be replaced,but will live on forever. As I offer the joy of inner peace to his family, I give thanks for the abundance of love that Brother Joseph leave with us through his music. With respect and honour I say thank you Culture, you will be remembered. One love.
Dervent Davis <dervent_davis@lycos.com>
toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:17:48 (EDT)

To hear of the passing of Joseph Hill has saddened me, i was due to see him this week on 27th in Shrewsbury for the 2nd time, the first was my 27 year dream come true, to see my band Culture.........his voice has played over in my head for much of my life , his words and voice will be forever cherished by me. Farewell brother and thanks for the guidance through my years, i will play your songs till the day i pass. I will be there to cherish your memory this week as his son sings his songs. Rest in peace brother, love and condolences to the family and band. I love you Culture
Willis <wddeans@yahoo.co.uk>
Bristol, UK - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:17:05 (EDT)

JOSEPH HILL,WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.THX FOR ALL THOSE YEARS OF GOOD MUSIC AND POSITIVE VIBRATIONS. REST IN POWER,BROTHER Raspect and Jah bless the family,friends and fans from Joseph Hill
FredjeRasta <fredjerasta@telenet.be>
Antwerp, Belgium - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:11:36 (EDT)

Although he is gone, Jospeh will never be forgotten and his music shall live forever. We shall continue to speak about peace, love and harmony. RIP Joseph ...Jah bless.
Abel Moya <pholie@excite.com>
boston, ma USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:11:11 (EDT)

Reggae has lost on of its most important pioneering figures. R.I.P. Joe.
G.George <gdfgeorge@hotmail.com>
Gouyave, SJ Grenada - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:57:26 (EDT)

lISTEN UP RASTAFARAI FAMILY. A CONQURING LION HAS GONE TO SLEEP. SURELY, FOR OVER 30 YEARS, THERE'S GOTTA BE OTHER YOUNG LIONS WHO CAN TAKE OVER. HIS HIGHNES THE PROPHET MR. HILL SURELY HAS DONE HIS BEST AT EDUCATING AND INSPIRING OUR PEOPLE. HIS SOUL IS GOING DIRECTLY TO ETERNAL PEACE; NO DOUBT. HOLD ON TIGHT OUR PEOPLE. STAY STRONG HILLS FAMILY. KEEP HIS FIRE BURNING. BE BLESSED AND SACTIFIED. KEN KIBS.
Ken K. K. <ken_kibe@yahoo.com>
Atlanta/Nairobi, GA U.S.A/Kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:54:43 (EDT)

Tuvimos en Venezuela la suerte de ver al gran Mr. Joseph "culture" Hill en 1999. Salió al escenario y ahí comprendimos por qué es ( y seguirá siendo) una de las estrellas del roots reggae. Mucha tristeza por su partida y todo el aliento para sus familiares, esposa, hijos /as etc. Diego Larrique, Caracas/vzla
Diego Larrique <diegolarrique@gmail.com>
caracas, DF Venezuela - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:54:00 (EDT)

R.I.P Joseph Hill! God bless you. We will never forget you, we have your music.
Grecia Josefina
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:48:42 (EDT)

Rest in peace. You will live forever in our heart
dereje Tesfaye <d@dubaddis.com>
Durham, NC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:46:45 (EDT)

I REMEMBER THE CONCERT LIVE IN THE SEYCHELLES, MANY THANKS FOR MAKING THIS WORLD A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE THROUGH YOUR MUSIC! YOU WILL BE MISSED FOREVER, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN! MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY. JAH LIVE RASTAFARI......
Conrad Pool <alvinpool@hotmail.com>
Seychelles - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:44:51 (EDT)

Jammer dat deze man is overleden, vorige week zijn concert gezien. Het was weer geweldig. Rastafarai.
Rob van Leeuwen <r.cvanleeuwen@chello.nl>
Amsterdam, NL Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:28:10 (EDT)

The passion the sincerty!,when I first heard 2 7s clash back in 1977 as a punk rocker in London in 1977 it left a deep and lasting impression on me which was never to leave me.Music comes and music goes, but Culture`s music has stayed in my heart all this time because it`s more than music to me, it`s a lesson in how to love,when there is so much hatred in the world.Jah bless you Joseph for all your works and for all the goodness youv`e instilled in me.
tim smith <timndebs@btinternet.com>
hatfield, uk - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:25:17 (EDT)

The passion the sincerty!,when I first heard 2 7s clash back in 1977 as a punk rocker in London in 1977 it left a deep and lasting impression on me which was never to leave me.Music comes and music goes, but Culture`s music has stayed in my heart all this time because it`s more than music to me, it`s a lesson in how to love,when there is so much hatred in the world.Jah bless you Joseph for all your works and for all the goodness youv`e instilled in me.
tim smith <timndebs@btinternet.com>
hatfield, uk - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:22:50 (EDT)

you tried and you tried and you tried, to make dem understand...Rest In Peace
asawoodsay <asawoodsay@hotmail.com>
Besançon, Doubs France - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:19:37 (EDT)

I just want to wish the family of Mr. Joseph Hill God's peace in this their trying time. I have come to love the music produced by Culture. Whenever, I'm down, I could always pick up a Cd and by the time it's done playing, my mood would be set right again. I do hope that Mr. Hill soul will rest in eternal peace.
Dave Joseph <vintage104533@yahoo.com>
St. John's, ANTIGUA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:17:27 (EDT)

My heart is heavy with the sad news that Joseph Hill has passed on through the gates. Culture was the first reggae show I was blessed to attend eight years ago in NYC. I was hooked ever since. Mr. Hill always looked like he was thoroughly enjoying himself when performing. I pray that he rest in peace on Hola Mt. Zion and that he may overstand what a significant and lasting impression he has made on so many of us across this globe. Thank you for sharing your talent and your positive words with us. Blessings to the Hill family, reggae music has lost one of its greatest masters.
Nora
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:14:48 (EDT)

I just saw him last week 16 of August in Amsterdam with a fantastic show. Again one of the greatest icons of reggae is gone but his music shall life on forever. We shall mis you Joseph.
John <johnbr58@zonnet.nl>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 15:11:24 (EDT)

I am a muslim who like to listen to reggae music(roots only).Today i got this news and i feel like loosing another Bob Marley.May Allah will reward him for what he have done.Received my condolescence the family of Joseph hill.SPIRIT OF REALTY LIVES ON FROM ADAM TO THE END OF THE WORLD.
JAMIL SALIM <jsajabry@hotmail.com>
Mombasa, coast KENYA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:55:24 (EDT)

Greetings to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Joseph Hill. Jah knows my heart is sad at Culture's passing yet it is with great gratitude that I write this tribute for the many righteous songs that will forever play in my head and I will always treasure the many Joseph Hill concerts that I have attended in Toronto when the man, his music and his fans became one. Until we meet again, Culture, walk good.
Clova <cwolfeb208@rogers.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:49:47 (EDT)

R.I.P. Rastaman Joseph, You wiped I tears when we first met. Now who is here to wipe them, while I face is wet? ROOTS & CULTURE 4 Iver & IVER!! ONE LOVE!
RootzDawta
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:40:30 (EDT)

joe hill a.k.a culture u always give me hope when hopes have gone,u inspired me when there is no faith u make we the poor realised there is one god that we should serve through your songs.May the all mighty jah give u a good rest,till we meet again i say farewell,u have than a great job,see u one day on the promise land bye,bye.
niitorjie <niitorjie@yahoo.com>
accra, la ghana - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:39:38 (EDT)

Heeeeeey Mon! We wanted more! Your journey is way too early. Jah Jah guide him, blessed love Ray
Ray4PA
Amersfoort, Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:38:36 (EDT)

I was shocked when I got the sad news about Joseph Hills passing away. I heard about it on Sunday morning, and still struggling to find the right words to write. I went to my first Culture concert in 1999, and been to every show in Oslo after that (but missed the last one). I had the pleasure of seeing them live in Jamaica twice, London, Amsterdam. A Culture concert was always the reggae highlight of the year. I saw Culture in Sweden just a week before he passed way, and he looked so well.. Words can not describe the loss of a man and artist like Joseph Hill. My condolences to Pauline and the family. To Albert and Telford, and the rest of the culture family, past and present. Thank you for so many great shows. Every time I saw Culture I just wanted more, and my memories I will always treasure. Rest in peace Joseph, your spirit and music will live on forever.
Helen <hbevan_@hotmail.com>
Oslo, Norway - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:38:30 (EDT)

May JAH JAH hold Joseph Hill on his journey forward: Zion and the heavenly firmament await, and from there still bless us all with the spirit, the angel that is Joseph Hill. I feel so very blessed to have met Joseph a number of times, and though the encounters were brief he made an indelable, lasting impression on me-- his kindness, personablity, his humanity, shined through like none other I've ever met. A true gentleman and Rastaman, I believe JahJah broke the mold after creating Joseph! I will never forget Culture playing to a "flop" crowd of about 40 people in a 500-seater in Reno, NV. As I drove Joseph and Pauline back to their hotel, I was still incredulous at the knock-out, stadium-like set Culture gave us small in attendance. I asked Joseph about playing SO BIG to the small crowd he said, "No Matter. We are Culture. We a come play for 10, or 10,000. We come to play." May JAH BLESS JOSEPH Itinual! Rastafari Live.
Anthony Postman, aka ThePostmOn <thepostmon@sbcglobal.net>
Reno, NV 89509 - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:33:38 (EDT)

Dear Mr. Joseph Hill, I really enjoyed your performances. I also saw the last one at Reggae Sundance in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I will miss your music, your voice, your enthusiasm. YOU´RE A GREAT MAN!!! (let´s recall some great men ;-)) I will always remember you!! Jah bless, Wesley
Wesley Scheurwater <reikiplanet@hotmail.com>
Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:24:45 (EDT)

Rest in peace brother Joe hill.your music will be with us forever, until when we shall join you in Jah kingdom.
Ras Kamau <muka2002dan@yahoo.com>
Göterborg, Sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:24:42 (EDT)

Rest in peace brother Joe hill.your music will be with us forever, until when we shall join you in Jah kingdom.
Ras Kamau <muka2002dan@yahoo.com>
Göterborg, Sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:23:10 (EDT)

Great Loss for Reggae Music......... Thank u for all da good Vibes Mr Hill !!! Blessed
Mass
Amsterdam, Holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:15:13 (EDT)

I was lucky enough to see Culture in Charlotte this year and experience the rhythms of a true Jamaican legend. My condolences to all family and friends.
Michael Whitteker <beersnort@yahoo.com>
Charlotte, NC U.S.A. - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:08:19 (EDT)

the humble african has gone to meet his maker jah bless
beverley fontenelle <fontenelle_7@hotmail.com>
castries, st lucia - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 14:05:59 (EDT)

Peace Love & Harmony!!! Stay strong! Culture!
Furaha Milele
The Netherlands/ Suriname - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:54:19 (EDT)

Thanks to Jah Rastafaria for a brother, friend, teacher and a prophet to all has taken his rest so Jah say. After Joe's World Peace Jah called him to rest in peace so rest in peace Joe rest in peace
RASKEITA <raskeita001@yahoo.com>
Freetown, Sierra leone Sierra Leone - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:53:46 (EDT)

What a terrible and sad news, I can’t believe it. My codolences to all of his family, relatives, bandmates and friends. I have seen Joseph Hill and Culture many times life on stage in the last 26 years, in Germany and Jamaica. Culture is one of my reasons to feel a great love for reggae music and Jamaica. I`m very sad and shocked. The world lost one of the greatest reggae musican, I´m sure, the world will miss him. Joseph, thank you for many fantastic concerts and the great time your music spend us. You did a great job. I know you must be in heaven and your music will always live on in the hearts of all reggae fans worldwide. You has been a great inspiration. Thank you. May your soul rest in peace. Anne Heese, Member of the German-Jamaican-Society Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Anne Heese <Heese@cshgmbh.de>
Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:52:57 (EDT)

Joseph HIll IS A true RASTA MAN !!! An Amazing singer and Rootsman. I had the chance to meet him when Spirirtual Rez played with Culture in Boston. I will miss his voice, his spirit, and most of all the Music that will forever ring in my heart. "Im alone in the wilderness with JAH" "LEGALIZATION THE GANJA HERB" WHEN THE 2 7'S CLASH" "RALLY ROUND JAHOVAH'S THRONE" ONE LOVE CULTURE I WILL MISS YOU
VAN Martin <vmartin@berklee.net>
boston, ma us - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:49:36 (EDT)

We didn't know it was de the last time we saw you.But we hate it it won't happen again GREETINGS FROM GRONINGEN THE NETHERLANDS.
gerlach <mgerlach@home.nl>
groningen, the netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:48:34 (EDT)

You were such a great reggae artist! I saw you last week on stage at the African-Caribik-Festival in Aschaffenburg, Germany. And now you've gone. It's really unbelievable that death can come so far... Yours Sarah
Sarah <SarahRuby0809@aol.com>
Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:48:06 (EDT)

No Words for it Bless
KINGSIZE <KingsizeSmoke@hotmail.com>
GRONINGEN, SMOKING HOLLAND - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:32:04 (EDT)

Greetings to all the family and deep respect - thank you for the music
Katrin Maya Lopez <Katrin.Roe@gmx.de>
Munich, Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:29:27 (EDT)

Nuff respect and love to a great singer, songwriter and performer. We have happened to do a few shows together during the years. Norrköping (in a cellar-nightclub), Skärblacka (Folkets Hus), Uppsala twice and I believe in Örebro as well (before my time in Kalle Baah band), all in Sweden. Last one in Uppsala just a couple of weeks ago ...feels strange! Having enjoyed Cultures music since childhood! Bless /Peter
Peter <pgerdin@kallebaah.com>
Blacka, Sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:25:17 (EDT)

I'N'I LOST THE KING AYA.WHEN I HEARD ABOUT IT I FELT STIFF AND SHOCKED.BUT I HOPE JAH WILL RECEIVE HIS SOUL WITH BOTH HANDS.REGGAE WILL NO LONGER BE ROOTS WITHOUT HIM.ACTUALLY ITS A SHAME TO ME COS I'N'I TOLD ISELF DAT I WON DIE WITHOUT MEETING &SEING HIM PHYSICALLY UNFORTUNATELLY HE LEFT ME.MAY HIS SPIRITS LIVE WITH I.I LOVE U JOSEPH.SELLASSIE I SELAH,JAH RASTAFARI
nyiko <barney2005"webmail.co.za>
polokwane, AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:09:57 (EDT)

reggae roots radio program La Hora Rasta www.mijate.com (fridays 15h-16h , 23h-24h and saturdays 23h-24h in spanish hour) special Joseph Hill 25-08-06 and 26-08-06
Gaspar Garcia <lahorarasta@mijate.com>
malaga, spain - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:07:33 (EDT)

At the age of 5, my uncle Theo introduced me to Joseph Hill's culture. I have since then evolved into an ardent lover of all things roots and conscious. Thank you Prophet: Harder than the Rest, this Humble African is riding the Black Star Liner to See Jah's Pretty Face. May he be carried on the Wings of A Dove as he Trods On, Foward To Africa. Back in 1977, this Home Grown Innocent Blood asked the world Trust Me for a Payday of conscious vibes. He asked Poor Jah's People to Rally Around Jah's Throne and follow The Shepherd to Jah Rastafari. He admonished the Disobedient Children and Iniquity Workers to stop the Fussing and Fighting and Love Yu Neighbor. Through the years Culture At Work has been Chanting On about One a We and Not to Worry About Them life's isms and schisms. Praise Him he said for Jah Alone A Christian. The Cumbolo advised us to stay by the Riverside and not Be Ashamed to Fight Fi Yu Right because we will See Them Come referring to Babylon's Big Dog. Despite Nuff Crisis, Mr. Music did Reasonings with us all and asked us to Step Along. He circumvented Baldhead Bridges and opened universal consciousness with Two Sevens Clash. The result was a Good Thing and can be likened to an Iron Sharpening Iron to reproduce through the ages a sweet melodious tune as they Played Skillfully on each and every album. This African Who Stands Alone, blazing the International Herb is the epitome of Culture in Culture. He even defied the age old adage of stories by letting us know that there are Three Sides to Every story and not two as most people believe. Rastaman, I know Its Hard To Live but because of you, when people ask me Why Am I a Rastaman, I Firm Up Myself and say so long as Poor People Hungry and there are Tribal Wars, we have to Mind Who We Beg for Help to stop this War in Sierra Leone and Ammagiddion Wars. We must Determine to let the Children of Israel know that although Time is getting Harder it is Freedom Time they should Never Get Weary. Weeping? Don’t Cry Sufferers, we have lost a father, son, brother, and teacher. Let us live in Peace and Love and Walk in Jah Light for only then will there be World Peace. I know you are Going Home and the Zion Gates are open up for you Christian. Say greetings to all that have made it to Mount Zion before you. Continue to look down on us and let your words help guide us and we will see you where there is No Night In Zion. Selah
Dennis Addo Quaye <dquaye@yahoo.com>
accra, Ghana, sc usa - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:54:13 (EDT)

First I would like to send my condolenses to the Hill family, and also his fans, yes its true Joseph Hill was truly one of a kind and had an huge impact on my life, but I will not mourn, but rejoice instead because he has done his work here and now he is in a better place where their is no more sorrow only peace. I just hope others can see that and know that everything he has done was not in vain. Jah Bless
Nancy Richardson <nitty22@gmail.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:49:28 (EDT)

It was Joseph's time according to the most high. Those of us who were blessed to witness his works have a duty to pass on his messages through his music to present and future generations. There are so many valued lessons that can be learned on how we are to live together and how we should treat each other. I had the pleasure of seeing Joseph Hill and Culture in the 80s,90s and 2000s they were all great experiences Cultures music brought together all races and this was evident in the make up of the crowd "ASTORIA TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD LONDON .... JUST MAGICAL".In the 80s i helped to carry some speaker boxes for stereo classics at the then hummingbird in birmingham Joseph Hill was just relaxing while the sounds were stringing up. I went over to him to thank him for the pleasure his music had given to myself and many over the years, he welcomed me and his respose was that of a humble Man. The man is a prophet.Long live the music of Culture. My Prayers go out to Josephs family, loved ones and those who are affected by his passing."ONE LOVE"
Michael <wyntermichael@hotmail.com>
Birmingham, England - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:40:57 (EDT)

I'll forever remember the timeless Culture tunes that played over and over both on my CD player and in my head. The uplifting music and classic Joseph Hill lyrics brought me out of tough times and into a better state-of-mind. Watching others like me rejoice at his concerts was incredible. I'm forturnate to have seen him many times. Joseph, you will be missed but never forgotten. "Behold I come quickly, to pay every man, according the work he has done."
George <gmetalsky@email.com>
redondo beach, ca USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:37:54 (EDT)

RASTAFARI I n I not mourning nor grieving for the Life of one of Reggaes Great I n I a celebrate Joseph Hill will now be emortalised. His Voice will never be silent what we need is to bring the conscious music to the youths instead they are bombarded with the negative and hype music BLESS JOSEPH HILL ONE LOVE
Adisajaja <adisajaja@gmail.com >
JAMAICA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:33:59 (EDT)

It was just a few months a go he was here in birmingveg wid abbasinians and luciano.Condolance to his family, friends, an fans music will for ever play on tellstream.com Gone but never forgotten. I know hes still singing wid the likes of jacob miller. hugh mundell. freddie mckay. delroy wilson.desmon dekker. an all the other great stars who have gone to a better place.... See you one day joseph till then R.I.P Bless...
BIG JOHN <BIGJOHN@TELLSTREAM.COM>
birmingveg, england - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:09:05 (EDT)

YOU SHALL FOREVER BE A GREAT GUY!
General Jiago <nature2@gmail.com>
Accra, Ghana - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:51:01 (EDT)

This is a very traggic year for me on mai my foster parent-mother passed on. One month later her younger brother passed. And just one week after i saw Joseph in the reggae sundance festival. I got a message from reggaefever postmaster that he passed to. it hit me like lightening. Sad to say they are on their way but the God-hearted and soulseekers will know that Jah have them in His region.Behold was the first song by Joseph that captivated my soul and livity. Music never come fe vain. it is a Godly thing. Raspect goes out to all patriarch and matriarch passed and gone but through them we must realize that right now we can bun the fire so smoothly. Jah go before us and those that are with HIM. Ras Cloud aka Butoyi
RasCloud Aka Butoyi <rascloud@newbornrecords.com>
Eindhoven, Holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:47:23 (EDT)

Like Bob Marley, he will always be a Legend and will sadly be missed by all Reaggae fans in Sierra Leone. May his righteous soul rest in peace.
Terrence Macfoy <teemac70@yahoo.co.uk>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:44:53 (EDT)

THANKS MR JOSEPH HILL......tu vivras a jamais dans nos coeur ....jah bless. Your Culture is our Culture.........
jahsam <jahsam@hotmail.com>
france - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:38:18 (EDT)

SO sad 2 hear a legend like Joseph Hill died. I have loved music from Culture from the 1st time I ever heard them. Joseph's music was great it sounded good, made you felt good, made you think and made you move to its groove. Jah bless and keep you Joseph 'Culture' Hill. DRUGBODII PNG MANGII
DRUGBODII
Port Moresby, P.N.G - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:36:37 (EDT)

Hommage à tout' neg mawon asi la tè
maks <trame1992@free.fr>
Guadeloupe - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:34:39 (EDT)


Lion Heart Promotions ( UK ) Antigua

Office Address:
Chapel Hill ,  Freemans Ville, St Peter’s,  Antigua
Contact Number: 1 (268) 725 1989
Email: Lionheartpromo@yahoo.com

To the family of Joseph Hill.  

We the Management (Anne & Tony Clayton) of Lion Heart Promotions (UK) Antigua would like to express our deepest and sincere sympathy for the tragic lost of your Husband, father, brother and Son-of-the-soil.

Lion Heart Promotions (UK) Antigua invited Joseph and the Band Culture to Antigua last year for a Father’s Day concert, which they kindly obliged and came – watched by the many many fans and supporters here in Antigua and around the world.

We as Rastafarian we have to express our gratitude for the many long and hard years Joseph was true the Rasta movement in the lyrics he sang and positive messages and influences this had on society as a whole.  His music will leave a hole in our lives and those of the future generations.

We know you will shortly be making the necessary funeral arrangements and we not sure whether outsiders will be invited but depending on our schedule and where the funeral will be held, we would dearly love to attend to show our respect.

Please keep us informed.

Our deepest sympathy from
Tony & Anne
(Management, Lion Heart Promotions)
Imail:  lionheartpromo@yahoo.com Tel:  1 268 725 1989


Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You It's a sad day for me, i am 29 years old and i've listened to Joseph and Culture since i was a kid. I played with a band here in Puerto Rico and we shared stage with Culture a couple of times (always an exciting experience). Love your music. Joseph and Culture will always live in my heart and in the heart of all reggae fans and musicians. My blessings to the Hill family.
Carlos Souss <gusiman@gmail.com>
San JUan, PR Puerto Rico - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:22:29 (EDT)

his eyes are watching us, the words of his songs is a living testimony. may Jah UPLIFT HIS SOUL.One love , one people!!
maxwell kigashi <maxprint04@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:14:12 (EDT)

In memory of the Seychelle's tour, year 1990 ....
Marc Cédat <marx-aida@orange.fr>
Paris, France - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:12:07 (EDT)

WELGELUKZALIG is de man die niet wandeltin den raad der goddelozen noch staat op den weg der zondaaren noch zit in het stoelte der spotters maar zijn lust is in des HEEREN wt en hij overdenkt zijn wet dag en nacht want hij zal zijn als een boom geplant aan waterbeken die zijn vrucht geeft op zijn tijd en welks blad niet afvalt en al wat hij doet zal wel gelukken PEACE LOVE AND HAPPYNIS FROM GAD JAH BLESS
reza. gad <fajareza12@hotmail.com>
rotterdam, nederland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:00:31 (EDT)

i was verry sad when we heard he was gone so we wish all the best to the hill family. We met in amsterdam one week ago in african black star coffeeshop and we shall meet each again in paradise. nuff respect he may rest in peace sebe allah ye fanclub wish him rest in peace.
CHARLES ZORRO <CHARLESZORRO@HETNET.NL>
amsterdam, n-h the netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:54:27 (EDT)

I send my deepest tribute to,mr hill's,his songs was so inspirational,a song touches the soul may he rest in peace any may JAH almighty put him in a better place.
seth nanko <sethexportus@yahoo.com>
charlotte, nc meck - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:51:39 (EDT)

Gracias por los buenos momentos k afortunadamente seguiran existiendo en la memoria colectiva del reggae. gracias y respeto!!!!
Oscar Quiles <zionvinyet@eresmas.com>
barcelona, catalonia - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:50:18 (EDT)

Des fois, on se demande si Dieu permet aux créatures qu'il a faites à son image de finir leurs missions parmi les humains avant de les rappeler à lui. Mais qu'y pouvons-nous? Le Seigneur a donné le Seigneur a repris, rendons gloire au Seigneur. Car Joe Hill ne peut être mort. Rappelons-nous un 11 mai 1981, Bob est rappelé à Dieu. Cependant vinqt (25) ans après, il est plus que jamais présent dans nos mémoires. Hill comme marley a mené le bon combat, celui de la vérité. Et rien qu'à ce titre il ne saurait sortir ni de nos mémoires individuelles, encore moins de nos mémoires collectives. Prions tous pour le repos de son âme et que la terre de Jamaïque qui l'a vu naître lui soit légère. Condoléances à la grande famille des Rastas, les vrais, pas ceux qui ne se servent que de cette musique qu'à des fins commerciales.
YAO Konan David <dyaok@yahoo.fr>
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:49:05 (EDT)

We have lost one of the biggest reggae star, and we have lost a very nice and humble man. I'm so sad. Marie
Marie <mariefrombrittany@yahoo.fr>
Rennes, Bretagne - France - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:46:43 (EDT)

Joseph Hill you are truly a man that signifies the word CULTURE in every sense. I was about 7 years old when my father first played a CULTURE record and from then I became a big fan. Your vocal alone is very distinctive like no other.A true reggae icon,a leader,a pioneer,a stalwart of excellence in singing,songwriting and showmanship.Your musical legacy will remain in my heart forever.I am sure you have found your rightful place in Zion, condolences to your wife, family,friends and other relatives. CULTURE FOR LIFE ETERNAL.
Michael Ellis <mikeyringo@yahoo.co.uk>
london england - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:46:02 (EDT)

The world has lost one of its greatest people.My condolences to the Hill family.They should just take things cool and remember that,culture is enjoying in the bossom of the Almighty Jah.Culture will forever be one of the greatest gift Jah has given to mankind. CULTURE EVER LIVETH,BLESSED AND REST IN ABSOLUTE PERFECT PEACE.ENOUGH RESPECT.
King Solomon Korli <solomonkorli@hotmail.com>
Accra, Ghana - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:38:17 (EDT)

So sorry for the loss of the artist, hold on strong Jamaica n take heart!
paul kithua <pkithua@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:37:45 (EDT)

he was a strong man God will rest his sour in a cool space
josph njiru nyaga <sochx@yahoo.com>
embu, kive kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:34:26 (EDT)

Que tu repose en paix JOSEPH Tu as toujours été mon idole je ne t'oublierais jamais
meite habib <meite.abib@total.ci>
abidjan, cote d'ivoire - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:27:37 (EDT)

Fly away to Zion, Brother Joseph. Jah loves you and will give you rest. You have spoken to, and for, us all. The world is less a place without you ... but heaven is the richer. Your words will forever guide us on our way. Rest in peace, noble warrior. We are the better for having been in your presence. A loving brother.
Tom Thurmon <louie25@adelphia.net>
Branchport, NY United States - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:26:48 (EDT)

ALTHOUGH I MAY NOT KNOW YOU, WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE LORD. YOU ARE NOW AT PEACE, REST IN PEACE. MUCH LOVE
KARRIRONA OWENS <CHILDPLEEZ555@YAHOO.COM>
CHARLOTTE, NC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:23:36 (EDT)

moore respect .....blessed love joseph hill............moore fire
ZAMCHU <ZAMCHU@HOTMAIL.COM>
santiago, chile recoleta - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:22:57 (EDT)

Joseph Hill was one of the greats of reggae music. My wife and I saw him on his last tour to the UK and were inspired by his vitality, musicianship and sheer 'livity'. My sincere condolences to all those who were close to him: I hope you can take some consolation from the fact that he lives on in his timeless and majestic music.
Derek Bishton <derekbishton@blueyonder.co.uk>
London, England - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:19:44 (EDT)

Nuestra más sincera condoloencia a todos sus allegados y que descance en paz el gran artista Joseph Hill. Respect!! jht
Bcn Reggae Town <bcn@bcn-reggae.com>
Barcelona, Spain - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:18:35 (EDT)

Nuff respect to my brethren, your music as always been an inspiration.
paul gravesandy <dgravesnabey@sc.rr.com>
columbia, SC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:16:49 (EDT)

I know your soul is safe and the work ,masage, you well asckd to spread is done like the other profets did, we will allway remember you, may the almighty NYANKOPON {JAH }keep your soul, brothers and sisters,lets not forget whot whot big brother Joseph asc us to do when he came to ghana , in africa he said we shold be one and ,its time for us to continiun wot ever he wanted us to do , this man was a great man ,like Elija ,like Jelemia, like Ennoch, u will not agree with me cos you think history was plan to favor only westen,or profets well angels joseph was my inspyler i dont even know whot to say, jah guid Us all Joseph soul is safe its me and you we have to stand up now.
ERIC BOATENG <abedi2ges@yahoo.com>
cardiff, wales united kindom - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:13:36 (EDT)

NYAME WOYE EWIA;JAH HAS TAKEN OUR BROTHER TO REST IN PEACE AND THE WORK OF JAH GOES ON FOREVER SO I WISH THE FAMILY HILL ALL THE BEST AND WE WILL KEEP ON SINGING THE HILLY SONGS!!!JAH LOVE TO THE RASTAMAN AND ALL!!!EKOWALABI FROM GHANA.....
EKOW ALABI SAVAGE <naanasavage@web.de>
Berlin, 12055 Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:12:12 (EDT)

Nuestra más sincera condoloencia a todos sus allegados y que descance en paz el gran artista Joseph Hill.
Bcn Reggae Town-Edu & Loli <bcn@bcn-reggae.com>
Barcelona, Spain - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:12:03 (EDT)

im saddened to hear of brother josephs passing the man did a great work for rastafari and i an i say raspect an honour to one of our most loyal of royal soldiers a truly great bredrin and to his immediate family you can foriver keep your heads up kenyatta your earth father was a beautiful and powerful presence hail h.i.m itinually
junior blake
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:10:51 (EDT)

Joseph Hills was my model for life.He was a true brother and a man of rootical origin. may his soul rest in the arms of Jah the most high.
Bayor Andrew Azaabanye <rygocygo@yahoo.com>
Accra, Ghana - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:03:44 (EDT)

while coming home from a small tour in europe i was shocked to hear from the sudden death of joseph hill, a true legend in not only reggae, but in music in general. my sincear condolences to his family and friends and to all music lovers allover. sir joseph hill, we will never forget you. rest in peace.
ramses "blackboard jungle amsterdam" <ramses@ramses.dj>
amsterdam, the netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:57:31 (EDT)

We cried when we heard the news early Saturday morning. In fact, we stayed up all night with a friend in the island of St. Thomas, and we spoke fondly of Joseph that night, not knowing the news would reach us in the morning. Please give our love to Ms. Pauline and the Family. Long live Joseph Hill, Long live Culture. Rastafari guide and protect, Love, John and Carolyn Cook, Reggae Central Charlotte NC
John and Carolyn Cook <ilovereggae@comporium.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:52:54 (EDT)

UNCLE JOE,WE ARE AWARE OF DEATH,AND THE FACT THAT IT IS INEVITABLE BUT SOMETIMES THE WAY IT COMES SEEMS TAKE US BY SURPRISE THEREFORE CREATING A BIG VACUUM IN OUR HEARTS.NEVERTHELESS,WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH YOUR MAKER,ALL CAPE COASTERS IN GHANA WEST AFRICA, WILL FOREVER REMEMBER YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US.BROTHER,REST IN PERFECT PEACE.
kobby <emmaedieku@yahoo.com>
cape caost, Ghana - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:36:30 (EDT)

HE WHO DWELLS IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH JAH RASTAFARI,SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOWS OF THE ALMIGTHY.YOUR GOOD WOOK IS OVER AND YOU HAVE FLOWN HOME TO YOUR FATHER,WHERE YOU ARE COMFORTABLY SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF JAH RASTAFARI.WE SHALL SURELY FLY AWAY ONE DAY, WHEN WE GET WINDS OF A DOVE TO MEET YOU AFTER RIGTHEOUSNESS FINALLY COVERS THE EARTH.REST IN PERFECT PEACE HILL.JAH GUARD AND PROTECTS YOUR SOUL TILL I AND I MEETS.LOVE
ERNEST KWABENA GARBA <LARBIERNEST@YAHOO.CO.UK>
KUMASI, ASHANTI GHANA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:35:09 (EDT)

I haven't really been able to listen to my reggae collection over the course of this year. It's coincidental that I made sure to pack Culture on our way to the beach last Saturday. The Park Ranger looked at us like we were aliens as we rolled into a White suburban park with reggae playing (Too Long In Slavery at that). Joseph Hill's death was just as unbelievably shocking as Dennis Brown's some seven years ago. A very important part of my past has moved on to higher heights! We're so damn lucky that he left a big part of him on tape for us to enjoy forever. I was lucky to see Culture in 1996 in Madison, Wisconsin. I actually paid for the ticket of a non-reggae friend to go with me. Wings of a Dove was probably the best live song I ever witnessed. Spine-numbing!
Tim <timklingman@wi.rr.com>
Milwaukee, WI U.S. - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:31:17 (EDT)

HE WHO DWELLS IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH JAH RASTAFARI,SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOWS OF THE ALMIGTHY.YOUR GOOD WOOK IS OVER AND YOU HAVE FLOWN HOME TO YOUR FATHER,WHERE YOU ARE COMFORTABLY SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF JAH RASTAFARI.WE SHALL SURELY FLY AWAY ONE DAY, WHEN WE GET WINDS OF A DOVE TO MEET YOU AFTER RIGTHEOUSNESS FINALLY COVERS THE EARTH.REST IN PERFECT PEACE HILL.JAH GUARD AND PROTECTS YOUR SOUL TILL I AND I MEETS.LOVE
ERNEST KWABENA GARBA <LARBIERNEST@YAHOO.CO.UK>
KUMASI, ASHANTI GHANA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:28:33 (EDT)

On behalf of the staff and management of the radio program "The Meeting In The Afrikan Village Square" 93.5-WRTN FM, and the Healthee Endeavors, Inc. we send our heartfelt condolences, but we celebrate the life of our brother. He has transitioned to ancestorhodd and we offer prayers and sacraments. Peace!
Karen Binns <kbinns12@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:23:12 (EDT)

it is a bad news for the rastamovement to loose a great father who had good message for all the human race but his work here in earth is over and has gone to get his pay day in heaven jah keep his soul . forever living his music which had good message.rastalivity will forever go strong. thank you jah for the time we used to live with him.
daniel muhia <daniel_muhia@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:17:39 (EDT)

Rastafari Live! Culture cyant die! Him music a go break down di walls of Babylon fi Iternity. One Love, SHAGGY
Shaggy <peacepipes@excite.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:13:00 (EDT)

Joseph Hill was a seminal voice in the world of music in general, and reggae in particular. Culture's music educates and uplifts, by looking back into history, looking clearly in this time, while seeing the world's path far up ahead. Joseph Hill a lyrical prophet for the future. I feel blessed to have been in their presence so many times in so many places. For many years Culture's music has been a soundtrack for my family as we have moved forward through life. On the day of his passing I was well out of touch and unaware of the sad news. I was spending hours sorting through stacks of old records, trying to thin out the remains of a collection that has been scattered across thousands of miles during my travels as a young man. Despite the need to lighten my load, I could not part with a single Culture song. They were all crucial from the day they came into my conciousness until this time. Now they are precious. Peace to you Joseph. Jah Bless.
Gary Kittleson aka Jahsprey <garykit@pacbell.net>
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:11:47 (EDT)

livin' music...everyday...
greg <greggae@o2.pl>
poland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:07:46 (EDT)

Mr. J. Hill I saw you not long ago in Eindhoven, Holland ( 12 Aug )at reggae sundance. Sad to note that today your body is not with us but your soul will always be with us. I am blessed and rewarded to be amongst the lucky ones to see one of your last greatest performance in Einhoven before you passed away. Jah warrior, may your soul rest in peace. Your good work will always be remembered.
AR Yusif <arissifu@yahoo.com>
Utrecht, Netherlands, Nederland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 08:42:03 (EDT)

Joseph I saw you performing twice, first time in the 80's in club Vera Groningen. You told me:'Yeah drink your juice" while other people was there doing things that was not so healthy. and second time i saw you and the band perform last year in Groningen. I was very sad to hear the adfternoon of the 19th that you passed. i wish strength for all who loved him. LYDIAH

jht


Lydiah from Holland <lydiah@zonnet.nl>
Hoogezand- groningen, Holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 08:12:21 (EDT)

This news make me shock! Yours concert are the best reggae concert thath I never see! Your music, your words and your soul will live forever! Grazie Joseph! ciao
ilcosa <ilcosa@hotmail.it>
Milano, ITA ITALY - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 08:09:03 (EDT)

JAH FIRST ,shalom shalom on your soul my brother and rest in the bosom of JAH for you have done the work of JAH which he send you to do . We will always be thankful to JAH for using you to bring joy to our music life.Myah JAH give us the overstanding to know why he has to take you away from us in this time that we need you most.JAH BLESS YOUR SOUL AND MAKE YOU REST IN PEAFECK PEACE . ZULUMAN MALAKHYAH.BELFAST
zuluman MALAKHYAH <alexzulu@hotmail.com>
Belfast, northern ireland united kingdom - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 08:07:42 (EDT)

yah bless
boldrik <boldrik@yettey.cz>
prague, cr - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:56:48 (EDT)

Jah Rastafaria, Ever living ever faithful ever sure.Mr. Hill was a legend on reagge music which implies a VERY BIG LOSS to all reagge fans especially Sierra Leoneans with great respect and love for such a man. This great Man visited my country three time of which all three visits reactivated the youths more on self reliance instead of think about our Government doing everything for them. This message was recieved from a song that says" Get up and do something for yourself".With that ,the youths of my country were inspired and now pay less atention to politicians.Joe was surprise on his first visit to this land at his establishment in this small West African Country. There was no song he started playing that the youths of this land are not familia with. I am so happy to have seen this Legend live performance three times. To the rest of his family, culture band,fans and more especially His son steping into his shoes to mentain the burning fire Bro Joe has set already.We love to see him till the end of times butJAH LOVES HIM MOST SINCE BOB HAS PREPARED A PLACE FOR HIM/US. tHEREFORE HE HAS FLOWN TO THE HILLS TO HAVE PERFECT REST IN JAH KINGDOM.JAH BLESS HIS WORKS AND FORGIVE HIS SINS CAUSE no man is perfect. Choeman.
Melvin Choe Caulker <melish5451@yahoo.com>
Freetown, F/town Sierra Leone - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:52:51 (EDT)

Joseph Hill, If a majority of men were like Joseph in fighting for the rights of the oppressed, God would be very pleased. May God have mercy on his soul and remove and forget any human faults. May we meet again in Paradise. Who will stand up..for the people..musically,musically,musically
Euclid Kalande Mtonga <mtongaeuc@yahoo.com>
Blantyre, Malawi - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:41:01 (EDT)

We miss you Joe Hills May your soul rest in Peace.Your message of peace during the concert in Sierra leone created impact in minds of youths. Today we are enjoying peace, your vibes transformed the lives of poeple and your message for world peace.To the Hills family,Band,Fans take courage. Let the music stay alive. We LUV U ALL.
Paul harding <hardingp@un.org>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:39:59 (EDT)

truly an inspiration to many was the man joe hill.although i have never known him or heard much of his music, just reading the tributes inspires me. i shall surely commence on a journey to discover him more. condolence to the family and all his great fans. may the Almighty God rest your soul in eternal peace.
jamo <jkiboi2004@hotmail.com>
stockholm, sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:37:51 (EDT)

joseph hill the greatest reggae artist ever and the greatest humantarian may emperor haile selassie the first guide and protect the i foriver more waddada please jamaica and africa and europe do not let the world forget this great rastafarian soldier
jah truth <cg012c3387@blueyonder.co.uk>
bham, england - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:20:29 (EDT)

When I think back to my first moments with music I can remember hearing the sounds of Culture. good time with him both here Sierra Leone and at his home in Stony Point, Jamaica. The news for me was shocking. I like everyone else had hoped to have Joseph's words of guidance for many more years to come... I guess we still do. Thank you for the music and your presence. We love you Joseph JH, Had your music had been incomplete in the life ended on Aug 19, 2006; I would have told you to come back with better music - BUT ALAS - each of your songs was masterpiece! Had your songs lacked the 'staccato' lead guitar - a rarity in reggae songs these days Papa Hill, we know that the sunshine will ultimately come back. we shall rise again. Thank you for the crucial shows you gave us in Sierra Leone. We shall stand firm in the Faith and give thanks and Praises to Jah, just like you did when time was still around. We WEEP NOT, for we know that Papa's flown away to ZION, to meet Bob, Peter, Miller and friends. JAH LOVE.
Lucia Amara <luciaamara@yahoo.com,lha4all@hotmail.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:08:57 (EDT)

joseph is no more sad.jah jah has finally called him home(zion) to reward him for the good work that he has done.i think jah jah saw that bro joe was now ready for the glorious trip to ZION,the perfection of beauty where he will rest on the wings of a dove in peace-love & harmony.i know that bro joe is now resting in zion where there's so much peace & rest for him.may he see jah jah's pretty pretty face before rallying around jehoviah's throne.to sister pauline hill, kinyatta & the rest of hill's family i say weep not so that his soul my rest in peace, personally never met this man but i happy that my ears met his music.kinyatta.albert & the rest of culture group i say guys keep on giving us the good music.TO BRO JOE I SAY:WE WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WALK IN JAH LIGHT,IN PEACE LOVE & HARMONY TILL WE RIDE THE SAME LION TO ZION WHERE WE WILL SEE JAH'S PRETTY FACE. PEACE-LOVE-HAMORNY...R.I.P BRO JOSEPH
gono godfrey <gong@barzem.co.zw>
harare, zimbabwe - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:02:53 (EDT)

One a di best teachers! his music live on - his lyrix live on - Joseph live on fi ever! rasta never die! maximum raspect
Selecta Pablo (Austria)
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 06:51:22 (EDT)

La teva musica perdurarà sempre en la història del reggae. Els rastablancs catalans lamenten la teva pèrdua tant per la lluita per la justicia i igualtat social com per les vibracions que desprenia la teva musica. Les mes sinceres condolencies a familiars, amics i a Culture. Catalunya et recorda. Jah live!!!!
Pau .A.T. <payora@alumnes.udl.es>
Barcelona, Catalunya Catalunya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 06:47:30 (EDT)

R.I.P big man........was nice to work with yuh a couples times,we know yuh ina betta place right now.....RESPECKKKKKKK
Sultan <info@herbsound.nl>
Holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 06:20:52 (EDT)

La disparition de Joseph constantine HILL est pour nous et pour le monde entier une perte énorme tant sur le plan culturel que sur le plan musical. IL nous a entrainé dans la musique reggae et il nous appris à vivre comme des rastas.c'est-à-dire humblement et librement. Rest in peace, brethren hill.
BROWNLEE <manbrownlee@yahoo.fr>
abidjan , CI Côte d'Ivoire - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 06:15:45 (EDT)

Iam Shocked! . I wish to convey my condolences to the wife,children & all the culture familly. Joseph Hill will still continue living through his words power & sound. Jah Bless, Guide & protect.
abdul <jomokenyatta@arcor.de>
wiesbaden, hessen Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 06:08:16 (EDT)

Tears of sadness and pain reached my heart as soon I got this terrible news 8 days after I saw the I Joseph Hill perform on Reggae Sundance 2006. I in fact grew up with Joseph (Culture music) in my musical background for 25 years that has become an important part of my Reggaelife. A life where Joseph is/was one of my biggest inspirators. Joseph is a head cornerstone in fact part of the heartbeat of PMF band here in The Netherlands as our crew received his energy and mission uplifting Reggae to the four corners of this world. Next morning I played his live album "Livity" and cried inside and realized that history can be written. The striking voice of Joseph has left mother earth now entering Ziongate for we say don´t worry bredda referring to you own song, "I don´t wanne be left out of Ziongate". You entered Bredda. Thank you for fulfilling my heart with vibes peace and love meeting Jah Children as one. You showed me the way since I heard and met you and your music the first day. Bless´ Marcus
Marcus (Poor Man Friend crew) <info@poormanfriend.com>
Leiden, ZH NL - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:58:44 (EDT)

RIP mr Joshep Hill , your music will live for ever !!
rasta <vnakched@gmail.com>
den haag, netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:52:33 (EDT)

THAT'S A SHADOW TO THE WHOLE OF AFRICA.JAH SEE E'M COM. FIRST AND LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS IN 1989.REST IN PEACE "DHARA!
Ras Chingono Dawn <chid@barzem.co.zw>
Harare, afr zimbeabwe - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:52:05 (EDT)

We thank the almighty for having favoured us with the presence of this HIS servant, Joseph Hill, on this humble earth, and rejoice in the knowledge that Joseph has undoubtedly done his duty for creation. We all know that there is no end to a good thing, so Joseph liveth still! for the rest of us who are still serving in the physical,will you choose the heed the message as delivered through Joseph, or would you rather walk dead?
Githaka Karuri <ggithaka@yahoo.com>
Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:50:16 (EDT)

Its with a suplise when i heard of CULTURE's death.Anyway let me curse the devil who snached our beloved man and thank the Almight JAR who had made our man saccesful throughout the world which will make his memory ever fresh in ma mind.Bye H.I.M culture
JOB MOKAYA ONG'ENI <Mosh_jbmosh@yahoo.com>
nairobi, nairobi KENYA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:46:37 (EDT)

What a great loss to the world. He was a humble fighter for equal rights, justice and the purpose of RastafarI - Selassie I. Just had the honour to witness his last concert in germany. May Jah bless his family, band and friends... "Every man a run a front Want to be the leader But I will stay in the back To lead the blind" (Joseph Hill)
Marcel "rapido" Hahn <rapido77@gmx.de>
Düsseldorf, Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:39:02 (EDT)

JH, Had your music had been been incomplete in the life ended on Aug 19, 2006; I would have told you to come back with better music - BUT ALAS - each of your songs was masterpiece! Had your songs lacked the 'staccato' lead guitar - a rarity in reggae songs these days - I would have asked you to come back with a 'staccato' Lead revival! Had the Bass guitar in any of your songs been played unskilfully, I would have asked you TO PLAY SKILLFULLY on your bass! ALAS the heavy weight sound of the BASS in your songs is all we have now! JH, We cherish your leagcy, TROD ON!
Alex Kambili, Jr <alexkambilijr@netscape.net>
Lilongwe, Malawi - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:35:46 (EDT)

As we bun misses dead, we are thankfull Jah gave this man the talent so we all could enjoy his musical works and now his body passed away we pray that Jah take his soul in to Mount Zion, where we will meet again!!! Jah Live Forever!!!
Conscious-Lion <conscious-lion@quicknet.nl>
Den Helder, NH The Netherlands - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:32:42 (EDT)

When I think back to my first moments with music I can remember hearing the sounds of Culture. It was a music that would change my life. I would grow up to see Joseph Hill and Culture live in concert on many occasions. Amazing...always. I would latter meet him and share some good time with him both here in California and at his home in Stony Point, Jamaica. I can still remember sitting with him up on his house top cool and calm, relaxing, reasoning, and talking about how he wanted to build another story to include a recording studio. I had just seen Joseph no more than 10 days ago. He seemed well and in his usual tranquil state. We had spoke backstage and I asked him if he had finished the new floor. He said he had and then we discussed me visiting again to see the new space. It would have been my first visit to Stony Point in over 6 years. I had looked forward to the meeting. The news for me was shocking. I like everyone else had hoped to have Joseph's words of guidance for many more years to come... I guess we still do. Thank you for the music and your presence. We love you Joseph
Harrison Stafford
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:28:10 (EDT)

He was really great hero. May his soul rest in peace!!
Evelisto Phiri <princeever@inbox.com>
Zomba, Southren malawi - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:23:24 (EDT)

Bless , Jah Make and Jah Take, Thanks for the great roots reggae music you made. Reggae Musi cis Big Due to Your Help. Look out for some of his works Coming Out on our Gloria Riddim 2nd Selection Release. Bless Dasvibes Street Team Jamaica
Dasvibes Production <info@dasvibes.com>
Kingston, Jamaica - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:19:37 (EDT)

R.I.P Mr Joseph Hill. Thankyou for the great music. I only had the chance to see Culture live in concert once, but I will never forget this wonderful experience. A true legend gone to Zion, but his music and message will live forever.
Darren Bate <darrenbate@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:12:08 (EDT)

Papa Hill,we know that the sunshine will ultimately come back.We shall hang on to the message you gave us and endeavour to walk the talk,knowing that soon,we shall rise again.Thank you for the crucial shows you gave us in Nairobi.We shall stand firm in the Faith and give thanks and Praises to Jah,just like you did whan time was still around.You've left a foundation that,just like the pyramids, can only be marvelled at and leaned on without fear of shifting.We WEEP NOT,for we know that Papa's flown away to ZION,to meet Bob, Peter, Miller and friends.JAH LOVE.
AlexStone Mcowiti <mcowiti@yahoo.com>
NAIROBI, KENYA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 05:08:39 (EDT)

Thank U Lord for allowing us spend some time with one of your Angels. I wanna thank U for that. God be with JOSEPH and his FAMILY... R.I.P We will miss you but in our hearts you will always be around. GOD BLESS. Grace
Grace <gracew@hotmail.de>
Munich, Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:59:23 (EDT)

He was a great singer, my family and I loved his music. May his soul rest in Peace. keep Jah fire burning.
Rose Mateyu-Mserembo <rmserembo@yahoo.com>
Lilongwe, Malawi - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:59:22 (EDT)

You tried to make them understand,wont somebody tell me please wats going wrong,Armageddon war!,five to one strip me,Please be honst to yourselves,Rally around jehovas throne!Dissobedient children,trust me, Peace and love!!!!!!!!- You did your part Mr.Hill u did your part. we will miss your irresistable voice, the voice that drew everyones attention!! we hope the upcomming artists will follow your footsteps and sing songs of relevance as Bob ,J.Hill,Bunny wailer,burning spear,Israel vibrations had been doing. Rest in peace our lecturer.
EMMANUEL <oboteemmanuel@hotmail.com>
mombasa, Coast kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:55:39 (EDT)

CULTURE ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICMAKERS AND I FEVERED TO THE REGGAE SUMMER IN THE SOUTH OF GERMANY TO SEE HIM AND HIS FABULOUS MUSICBROTHERRS, ROCK THE ALPS. THE GERMAN HEAVEN WAS CRYING WEEKS BEFORE, MAYBE HE NOWS ALREADY WHATS GOIN ON. HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE A WHILE SUNSHINE WHEN HIS FRIENDS ARE JAMMIN, AS A SIGN FROM HIM TO KEEP GOING ON AND BRING THE VIBES TO ALL DA PEOPLE LIKE HE DID. JOSEPH YOU LEAVE A HOLE IN MY HARD; I NEVER SEEN YOU LIVE BUT CAUSE OF YOUR FEELING WHAT I GET FROM CULTURE´S CD`s !!YO WILL NEVER DIE!! GOOD BLESS YOU ALL. René
Rene´Christian "Foodmaker" Risch <Foodmaker@eb.de>
Munich, BY Germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:54:23 (EDT)

The world has lost a legend who walked in the shoes of Bob marley, Marcus Garvey and other like conscious figures. Millions of reggae conscious people are morning an icon whose contributon to the history of the black people and the entire world cannot be easily paralleled. At this time of mouning, all rastafarians should spend the time to meditate and focus on continuing the legacy of Joseph Hill and his group 'culture' May JAH Rastafara provide us with the strength to accommodate this untimely loss.
oduk peter <peteroduk@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:40:19 (EDT)

THE LOSS OF OUR TEACHER,AMBASSADOR AND A TRUE GIANT MR JOSEPH HILL HAS COSTED THE WORLD ALOT.UNTO ME HE WAS A SOLE SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL INSIGHT THROUGH HIS MESSAGES.HIS MESSAGES WILL NOT ONLY BE HEARD BY THE CURRENT GENERATION BUT ALSO BY GENERATIONS TO COME. I WANNA SEND MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE PAULINE HILL,ALSO TO MR TELFORD WELSON AND ALBERT WALKER. TOGETHER AS ONE,AND KEEP THE FIRE BURNING.
SIMON MBACHIA KAMAU <symokjohn98@yahoo.com>
NAKURU, RIFT VALLEY KENYA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:37:30 (EDT)

may almighty god rest him in peace the lata hill.
charltone <charlytole2000@yahoo.com>
mombasa, msa kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:37:11 (EDT)

what a great man... we will miss! but in our hearts and in his music he will live forever!!! URL=http://imageshack.us][IMG]http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8956/gedenkenanjosephhillxz5.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
franZion
germany - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:35:23 (EDT)

My memories of going to a Culture concert a few years ago with my sister, we were so excited and had been waiting a long time for a Culture concert date to come up. I remember Culture were all dressed in white and Joseph Hill shone like a Messiah, we took lots of pictures! Even though my parents birthplace is Grenada, as a young child I remember my father listening to quite a lot of Jamaican reggae music and I just grew up listening to roots music. Culture have always been a favourite to mine and my sister Judi, I guess she would agree with me to say that Joseph Hill's distinctive voice and words of experience, heritage, poverty, hope, anti-violence will always remain in the minds of the conscious and humble. RIP Joseph Hill - you will be missed by so many of us.
Shirley George <nutmeggirl2002@yahoo.co.uk>
London, United Kingdon - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:35:21 (EDT)

Father Culture - Jahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh You are a talent of sorts Culture, rare in a breed of musicians who conquer the works of babylon with tones and melodies that make you want to sing and words that heal more than a nation, but a internation. Your music will live on forever sah. Ras Ta Fari as bob said, ever living ever sure. Tellstream will always play your music.
Banton <banton@tellstream.com>
earth, - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:20:26 (EDT)

HALLELUJAH! Zion gates have welcomed you in! Glory and honour be to the Most High. For those of us left behind it is always sad because we miss you but thank God for a life well lived. I saw you in Nairobi in 2002 but before then, I began listening to your music in 1994. You contributed to the awakening of my consciousness and glory be to Jah for that. What a life. I'm sure you did not know exactly how much joy and consciousness you brought to people's lives but Jah knows and Jah has rewarded. HALLELUJAH!
African Sister
Nairobi , Kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:12:22 (EDT)

My condolenses to all of the family and friends . I have seen Culture several times in Amsterdam. There was always a nice positive and peacefull vibe when Culture was on stage. I had some contact with Tony and Albert , i wish them and everybody else lots of love and strength in these sad days. love Petra.
Petra Strobele <petrastrobele@hotmail.com>
Alkmaar, Holland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:08:13 (EDT)

r.i.p but iam glad that i have seen culture once i my life, you will be mist. one love one heart
daniel sweden
v-ås, sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:01:45 (EDT)

R.I.P, MUNGU AKUWEKE PAHALI PEMA PEPONI. GOODBYE JOE HILL.
BONIFACE CHEGE KAMAU <bonfacec@yahoo.com>
THIKA, CENTRAL KENYA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:00:31 (EDT)

May his soul rest in perfect peace.The first radio d.j.in Africa to announce his death on the radio on the 19th
mamaja jalloh <majabase@yahoo.com>
freetown, Sierra Leone - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:52:53 (EDT)

R.I.P. You were one of the few.
Hennessy
Finland - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:37:10 (EDT)

merci pour tout joseph... et a bientot :)
bulle
toulouse, france - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:36:22 (EDT)

To the Family,Relatives Frineds,Fans Reggea entertainers, musicians, a great loss but Bro Joe Happy Cross over RIP>>. Shalom Empress
Empress <empressshakerah@yahoo.ca>
toronto, Canada - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:33:54 (EDT)

MI KNOE WEH EVAH U GO U A CARY DE NICE VIBES,NUFF TIMES U PASS TRU SWEDEN AN SHOW US DE POSITIVE VIBES, I SURE U GO DO DE SAME WEH EVAH U DEH NOW, MI SEE U BOUT 2 WEEKS AGO IN UPPSALA BLESS AN REST WELL
MZ_MISA <MZ_SNAKEZ@HOTMAIL.COM>
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:33:05 (EDT)

Blessings and Condolences for the loss of a great musician. He had opened the minds of many with his words and tributes to HIM. Rastafari
Eherta Selassie <greene@cpwplc.com>
london, United Kingdom - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:29:11 (EDT)

Blessings be upon thy work H.O.N. Joseph Hill, done so much, but I have a certain feelings towards Culture message who helped I. I friend Ras Per who died in cancer, when he feelt down by pain or Babylon the song Riverside always put him up. Played on his funeral it was, and the song Addis Abadda... He was a swedish normal youth who got help through the beloved Joseph Hill... A great man, musician, inspiration.... My love to all people who love & respect his work. And love to the family from Northern Sweden... But we can rejoice in the thought that we shall meet again in Zion " Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I... A slice of mount Zion for him... ONE GOD,ONE AIM, ONE DESTINY & CHAPTER A DAY Twelve tribes live up Ras Asher...Sweden much love Wadada
Thord Lundmark tribe of Asher <razzztaman@hotmail.com>
Boden, Sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:21:02 (EDT)

It is with deep sorrow and grief. I don't know what reggae music will be without the energetic Joseph Hill, of whom I consindered to be the most inspiring only second to the king Bob Marley. Especially in the song he composed himself "WHERE THE TREE FALLS" in which he said as long as Joseph Hill is alive Reggae Music is alive. It will take time to see such a rootsman again in the reggae world. May his soul rest in peace.
Bridgeman Sachiyo <sadambushladin@yahoo.com>
LUANDA, ANGOLA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:16:04 (EDT)

Forward onto Zion, my dear friend... here is a poem that I wrote to Joseph 12 years ago: InI love you like a beautiful dream Your Light in my night my secret hope in the day your words and power..........with me, heart and soul. InI listen so care fully, in tently, you said, "I came here for you" and wrapped me in the arms of Jah. InI felt the words of Jah as you sang "BEHOLD" InI...love me like a beautiful dream like a crystal stone, a string of beads ever with us for our great trod a faithful friend and lover InI dreaming the love of Jah. with profound and deep gratitude to you Joseph for your great contribution...to so many, in so many ways, with such great creative genius...and for saving my life thru your music. You will remain in my heart, your music in my head and your inspiration carries on in my son, who loved you too. Jah bless, and this rasta will never get weary!!!!
Lulu Drux <ldrux@earthlink.net>
Bolinas, ca usa - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:12:39 (EDT)

Jah Bless King Your music will always stay wid all a we and teach our youths conscious living. More Love
Sue <sue@jamaicancorner.com>
Stockholm, Sweden - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:05:22 (EDT)

Oh Lord Almighty Jah Rastafari!!!...King of Kings and Lord of Lords...This man Joseph Hill was in the true image of the Father...I remember staying up in the mountain in Cape Town South Africa...and in my darkest of days I would put on Culture amd find true consolation.. This brethren was a true teacher and he was blessed and he indeed past on his blessings to others...May his family remain blessed and keep strong in these times..and remember that we mourn and celebrate with you... Rest in Peace my brother.. You fought the good fight and there are millions still who will here your resounding voice and take heed to your conscious message.
Sista Mpikazi
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 03:00:21 (EDT)

may the LORD GOD JAH RAS TAFARI bless your family and loved ones ... and may the COMFORTER who is the HOLY SPIRIT keep peace in your stead until the time I and I are all I-nited. i first reggae album was International Herb and that was about 25 years ago... i will miss the I JOSEPH, but i know that is selfish...cause the I is singing for the LORD and i am glad that the I got promoted cause I and I know that absent from the body , means present with the LORD. you made an everlasting impression on my mind spirit and soul... and i LOVE you JOSEPH HILL, my breadren fe true... peace and prosperity now and always One Love, joseph selassie I
joseph <rasjosephtafari@yahoo.com>
san clemente, ca usa - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 02:57:54 (EDT)

The humble man, a STAR in my eyes and heart, climbed in the back seat of my two ~door little old acura and straddled the hump to take the ride to the hotel after a rousing intellectual melodic performance at a venue in Philly that took more than a year to agree to a booking. Where was the Limo and the red carpet for the veteran educator entertainer , his family/partner Pauline and the band/ family? That dusty husky car became a chariot when the royal "Culture" and his crew blessed it with his/their presence. Jah!!! Dear Pauline, Mr Hill lives on our hearts through the music. May he live on in yours. Guidance and I-tection.
anne <MusicalRoots@GMail.com>
PA USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 02:00:04 (EDT)

I heard the news of this greatman on the 20th.Surely it was shock and disbelief at the sudden death of Hill.I send my condolensces to all friends and reggae funs all over the world We surely have lost a conscious and spiritual man.Jah bless and let Rasta live for ever.
Gabriel Mwamburi <gabrielmwamburi@yahoo.com>
Mombasa, Kenya, Kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 01:46:16 (EDT)

It really is such a great loss for the world to lose our african teacher,but then again,let Jah will be done.Hill WAS AND STILL is a man who stands for the truth.His educating lyrics ,concious message,positive vibes really bring out Hill as a tru humble african.He has tought us to live like brothers,to love one onother and most of all to trust in JAH.The blow is so great.I do pray an to JAH Almighty to keep his soul in enternal peace.CULTURE JASEPH HILL,HE CAME,HE SAW HE CONQURED.REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER....................................
james <victor.james2000@yahoo.com>
nairobi, kenya - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 00:49:21 (EDT)

mi respeto y admiracion a este gran cantante,al igual que a la banda. condolencias a la familia,que jah proteja en estos momentos dificiles. Blessed! BIG UP CULTURE!
blackfyah
stgo, chile - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 00:26:15 (EDT)

Un Grande del reggae... a Zion su alma partió!! Blessed
GanJÁHo Selektor <positivavibrazion@gmail.com>
Chile, Stgo - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 00:21:55 (EDT)

I am listening to Culture right now and the tears are rolling down my cheeks. I was so upset to discover tonight that Joseph Hill, one of the true giants of reggae music, has died so unexpectedly and at too young an age. He was a beautiful soul, as one can tell by listening to him sing, or by seeing his smiling face. He truly had a light inside him....and I am so sorry that I did not take advantage of the opportunity to see him perform live. May your soul rest in peace, Joseph. We will miss you.
Paul Escamilla
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 00:20:44 (EDT)


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