Lee Scratch Perry

Reggae icon Lee Scratch Perry has announced plans to develop an off-the-grid community to escape “Babylon Madness.”

The veteran Reggae icon has declared plans to construct an entirely off-the-grid community in Jamaica, where he can escape.

“I AM SOON GOING TO JAMAICA TO START A SELF -RELIANT COMUNITY TO ESCAPE THIS BABYLON MADNESS! I want to make a YouTube channel that follows every step from the beginning: Choosing the land…preparing it for permaculture and farming…building a new art house and studio…and everything happening on the way,” he wrote on his Instagram page.

“Now the world feels dark and dreary, and this endless fight has made your heart grow weary, you see there’s no end in sight, and you know you need a new life. I have a plan,” he said on the post.

He says he is seeking the services of at least one person who also shares his desire to escape Babylon.

“I think it would be a good opportunity for a young man who wants to escape as well and start a new life on this paradise island FOR GOOD and who is very well familiar with social media and enthusiastic to make this idea become very successful. I can only take one person to stay with us and follow me with the camera showing step by step the creation of the future,” he declared.

However, Perry admitted that he is open to partnerships in order to purchase a large expanse of land. He says that way they could create a real community that is not bothered by external forces.

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is hailed as one of Jamaica’s most talented producers of all time. He has released more than 1000 recordings in his illustrious career spanning more than half-a-century.

Some of Perry’s most notable hits include his early work with Bob Marley and the Wailers. Some of his biggest hits include; Soul Rebel and Soul Revolution albums and Small Axe, Duppy Conqueror, Jah Live, Punky Reggae Party, and Rastaman Live Up singles.