3Star is releasing yet another single off his current album “Nothing But Real Talk” for his fans eager for the artiste’s “reality music”. The album consists of anti-violence songs such as “No Bad Man” and “Mr Top Shoota”, conscious songs such as “Angel Voice” and “Sweet Momma” as well as a homage to his home country with “Sweet Jamaica”. “Nuff Things” deals with the artistes journey as a US soldier and his coming to terms with experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In interviews 3Star often speaks about his life’s journey from Jamaica to the US and from a soldier to being an artiste and college graduate. He often mentioned how music was the tool to deal with post-combat struggles. His lyrics were and are the outlet to voice what he has seen and been through and his music expresses his deep-felt emotions, thoughts and pains. Especially the death of his best friend encouraged 3Star to take his music serious and without his music 3Star would have had a harder time addressing the war, violence and death he has seen in combat in Iraq but also in a different form in his home Jamaica.
Lyrics to NUFF THINGS
INTRO: YEA THIS IS 3STAR WHO GO TO WAR AND COME BACK WITH 1 SCAR/ REAL WAR STAR
NUFF THINGS MI KNOW/ NUFF THINGS MI HOLD/ NUFF THINGS NUH SHOW/ NUFF THINGS IS UNTOLD/NUFF THINGS MI CONCEAL/ HAVE TO KEEP INSIDE/ YUH KNOW SEH IT CAAN GET REVEAL/NUFF TIME MI HAFFI WINK/BUT MI A REAL WARRIOR/ SO YUH KNOW SEH MI HEART NEVER FLINCH/ THATS WHY MI DEH YAH AN A SPIT THIS RHYME/ MAN BLESS BLESS BLESS/ WHOLE HEEP A TIME.
PEOPLE BEING ASKING ME A BUNCH OF QUESTION/ SEH DAT DEM HEARD I HAVE BEING TO THE ARAB LAND/ YES I DID FIGHT IN IRAQ INVASION/ YES I DID SIGN TO THE US ARMY/ TO GET A PLACE TO LIVE AND TAKE CARE OF MI FAMILY/ I DO REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY/ FOR FOUR LONG YEARS THROUGH NIGHT MARES AND TEARS/ I DIDN’T PERPETRATE I RESPECT MY AUTHORITY/ I BUST FOR THE FLAG/ THE STREET WAS TO SHIESTY/ NOW THE MEDIA HARASSING ME WITH QUESTION/ HOW MUCH PEOPLE I KILL IN IRAQ INVASION/ NO ANSWER TO THAT CLASSIFIED INFORMATION/ BUT I DID HELP BOMB DOWN BAGHDAD/ COULDN’T HELP IT DOING MY NINE TO FIVE JOB/ NINE TO FIVE JOB/ NINE TO FIVE JOB/ LIVE IN BAGHDAD/ WHAT DAT STAR.
STILL DUCKIN BULLETS WHEN AM DREAMING/ POST TRAUMATIC STRESS THEY SAY MI EXPERIENCING/ SOME SEH A COMBAT STRESS MI FEELING/ WORDS ON THE STREETS THEY SEY MI NEED PROFESSIONAL HEALING/ COUNSELLING SESSION THEY KEEP RECOMMENDING/ MI STRONGER THAN BEFORE/ MUSIC GIVE MI DEH CURE/ MUSIC MEK MI STRONG MI NUH NEED NO REHAB/ PAPER AND MI PEN RELEASE MI FRUSTRATION/ LYRICS WEH MI CHAT IS MY INSPIRATION/CREATING MUSIC GIVE I MOTIVATION/ MI SURVIVE BAGHDAD TO TAKE ON THIS MISSION/ NOW AM HERE ONLY FOR ONE REASON/ NAH CHAT TOO MUCH FEH COMMIT NO TREASON/ THIS MY SEASON/ NOW IS THE TIME/ EVERYTHING ELSE HAVE TO STAY BEHIND/ LIKE A REAL WARRIOR MI LIGHT HAFFI SHINE.
MR GRASS WHY YUH DECEIVE THE NATION/ HAVING US THINKING YUH PROTECTING US LAND/ GO DOWN A SADAM YUH GO SEARCH FEH WEAPON/ BUT A YOU GO DO THE MASS DESTRUCTION/ WHY YUH MEK MI LAUNCH THE BIG FIFTY TON BOMB/ JAH PLEASE FORGIVE MI/ FEH DOING DEH WHITE MAN PLAN/HAVE NO CHOICE IS MY EXPLANATION/ AM A TRUE SOLDIER SO MI HAFFI TAKE ORDER/ NOW AM HOME ALIVE/ GIVE THANKS TO DEH FATHER/ READY FEH SCREW OFF SANDRA AND LARNA/ STAY WRITING LYRICS/ AND SMOKE NUFF GANJA/ CLEARING WAR THOUGHTS FROM MI HEAD FOREVER/ HAVE FEH GET RICH MI NAH GO LIVE MEDIOCRE/ STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS IS MY ENDEAVOUR/ STILL GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO THE FATHER/ TO KEEP MI ALIVE THROUGH OUT THIS DRAMA…
OUTRO: YEA 21 GUN SALUTE TO ALL MI DEAD COMRADS/ BRAVE HEART TO THE GRAVE YARD RESPECT THE DEAD. 3STAR.