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Isaac Haile Selassie - singer and adopted son of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I

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Isaac Haile Selassie at home Kevin Ferguson

Isaac's story begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he grew up with dozens of other adopted brothers and sisters under the care of Haile Selassie I, who ruled Ethiopia at the time and is regarded as Christ Incarnate in many Rastafari circles. Here, he tells Off-Ramp's Kevin Ferguson about his life growing up under the Emperor's care, how he made it into the USA and how the music he plays now continues to glorify his adopted father.

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