Unique Mecca Audio on Marcus Garvey Being His Cousin, Trained into "Child Soldier" (Part 1)

Watch the full interview now as a VladTV Youtube Member - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7lal8IC-xPyKfgH4rdUcA/join -------- Part 2: https://youtu.be/gaf451LNnDs Unique Mecca Audio sat down for his first-ever VladTV interview, and he started off speaking to VladTV correspondent about being the cousin of famed activist Marcus Garvey. Hall explained that while he saw photos of Marcus at his grandparents’ home in Jamaica, he didn’t put the pieces together until he came to the U.S. From there, Hall spoke about growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, and he explained that he didn’t get his first pair of shoes until he moved to America. Hall then shared stories about seeing police in Jamaica riding on horseback and handcuffing people with rope, like in the Western movies he was watching as a kid. He then explained that the only people to look up to when he was a kid was the criminals. Hall added that they would send back money and other goods from America, which was mind-blowing to people who were living in poverty. Moving along, Unique Mecca Audio spoke about getting in the streets, and he explained that when he was in Jamaica, he didn’t realize that the street guys were making money illegally. He explained that he was being told that money was literally growing on trees, and he added that he was a “child soldier.” He went on to speak about seeing violence with his posse, and he explained that the deaths in America were downplayed when the news made it to Jamaica. From there, Unique explained that he was desensitized to violence as a kid in Jamaica, and he added that they were just surviving within their environment. Lastly, Unique detailed the dangerous political environment while he was growing up in Jamaica. He explained to Cavario that in the 1970s, former Prime Minister Michael Manley was “building up” Jamaica with shanty houses. When there were two parties in Jamaica, he explained that things got violent as the two sides faced off. From there, Unique explained how his parents were living in the U.S. at the time, and they moved all of their kids over when they were financially prepared. Hall went on to reveal that his cousins in Brooklyn taught him survival skills once he moved to the U.S., and he went on to address learning of the political violence in Jamaica as he got older. Order Unique Mecca Hall's Book at: http://aroarinharlem.com/ Check out Unique Mecca Hall's YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/@uniquemeccaaudionyc


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