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The Journey Has Just Begun​.​.​.

by Natty Nation

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Journey 03:53
Arise 05:01
Get Along 03:03
Forward 05:25


The debut album, featuring American & Jamaican hard roots, rock, reggae, dancehall, dub, & more.

NATTY NATION is a Madison, Wisconsin based roots, rock, reggae group from the Heartland of America. The genre bending group is known throughout the world for how easily they weave conscious lyrics, heavy rock, dancehall, and dub into majestic, traditional roots reggae; on this, their first release from 1996, "The Journey Has Just Begun..." NATTY introduces the world to the music that would inspire coutless people to become one with the positive vibration, while dancing 'til their legs can't take no more! "The Journey Has Just Begun..." is a coherent composition which takes you on an emotional roller coaster, while continuing to truly be a journey from beginning to end.

NATTY NATION has been absorbing the heart breaking loss of band member & spiritual leader Jeffrey "J-MAXX" Maxwell to cancer in late 2001. May he rest in the arms of the one, Most High, The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, H.I.M. Hailie Selasi I, JAH! Rastafari!!! Ever Living, Ever Faithful, Ever Sure!

We miss you J-MAXX, though we know you are in a better place. You are always with us.


released April 20, 1996


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Natty Nation Madison

Metaphysical Hard Roots Rock Reggae band based out of Madison, WI


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