Andre Robinson
Sounds and Sparks

Sounds and Sparks: Dre AKA Jamaican’s “1998”

Sounds and Sparks is a series on WTIP that goes in-depth into new album releases by Minnesota artists, going back by track into the stories, places, and ideas that inspired every song.

Dre AKA Jamaican is a rapper from Grand Marais, MN who returns with his second full length album called “1998”. The moniker of Andre Robinson, he often writes songs featuring the students of the school he works at, going over the subjects they’re learning and stories they read, along with lyrics involving fairy tales and fantasy realms. Here, Robinson and his frequent collaborator Dane Kofa talk about every song on the record.