The Modern Day Judas single is produced by Winta James for Overstand Entertainment. This single triumphs as a timely roots hymn in its unwavering cry for social justice coupled with Royal’s incomparable vocal delivery. It appears on Winta’s Rootsman Riddim release which includes other hard-hitting roots numbers.
This video journeys in a similar vein as the previous One Eye Open number directed by Sameel ‘Kush-I’ Johnson. On this particular outing, Johnson truly captures the fervour of Royal’s music, filming in Swallowfield and the old Edna Manley School of Arts compound for a video that is by far his most intense yet. This is of course the second video from Jesse’s Small Axe mixtape. The video is part of a sequel with a storyline that continues into the Hotter The Battle music video slated for a 2014 premiere. The Hotter The Battle track is produced by Kareem “Remus” Burrell for the XTM.Nation label.