Son of a Prophet: Tosh1

Tosh 1, the son of reggae icon Peter Tosh, explains his father's importance and carries the tradition forward.

By John Gentile October 11, 2010

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"My father was a prophet, and I am carrying his message forward!" exclaims Jawara McIntosh. It takes some real cajones to say that one's pop was in direct communication with the divine. But if anyone has the pedigree to back up the claim, it has to be McIntosh—aka Tosh1—aka the youngest son of reggae icon Peter Tosh.

 

Born in Jamaica, Tosh 1 left the island in the sun for the cold clime of Boston at the age of 5. While he absorbed America's hip hop, Tosh1 held fast to his Jamaican roots, meticulously studying his father's music, beliefs and explanations of the material world.

 

Some decade into his career, Tosh 1, who specializes in a unique combination of roots reggae, dancehall and American hip hop, infuses his American experiences into his Jamaican heritage. While Peter Tosh was known for making bold proclamations about how the universe functions, while at Northeastern University, Tosh1 studied economics to empirical support his father's claims.

 

"In economics, I learned both truth and how lies are promoted through the current economic system," Tosh1 says. "I confirmed what my father stated. During this time, I started listening to my fathers style heavily. I had grown mature enough to absorb the message from his music. This is where I found my calling."

 

While Tosh1 pays tribute to his father in his live act, he doesn't feel that his father overshadows his own work, nor does he feel the need to actively distance himself from Peter Tosh.

 

"I am one with my father," he says. "There's a tradition that needs to be respected. There's a current resistance to sweep his work under a rug. People rarely mention Peter Tosh, and it's my duty to keep his word alive—it's my duty to keep his mind alive."

 

It's true that Peter Tosh is certainly named less frequently than other Jamaican superstars. But if Peter Tosh was so great, then why isn't his music featured on every radio station?  

 

Tosh1 believes that the broadcasters make it no secret that they are trying to suppress the message because of Peter Tosh's fiery politics and harsh social commentary. "It's openly recognized by those in the music industry why Peter Tosh isn't played. This man was an icon who inspired reggae artists. He did songs with the Rolling Stones! This man is not some johnny-come-lately!"

 

Tosh1 expounds that the attempt at silencing his father is nothing new. "This is a man that suffered brutalization for his message. He was almost killed by police for his political stance. This is the reason that we must carry his message forward."

 

Not only did Peter Tosh suffer for his message, but he was also murdered in an incident that has yet to be explained. While random deaths happen all the time, Tosh1 holds firm that "heavenly Father has a purpose for everything."

 

If so, then that must mean that his father's death happened for a reason. Surprisingly, Tosh1 not only agrees that his father's mysterious death had a purpose, but that it sums up the entire existence of one of reggae's greatest singers as well as Tosh1's own career, "I believe that a lot of great prophets have suffered ...  they have suffered unreasonable, unnatural things. But in the end, we will all know and we will know all. I believe that he died for a truth and that is the only thing worth dying for. It's a battle that I'm fighting every single day."

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