Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Humal Records
Determination
7" Single
December 11, 2001

Artist & tune

  • Junior Kelly - Burn Rome / Determination Riddim
  • Admiral Tibett - My Determination / Determination Riddim
  • Nereus Joseph - Be Counted / Determination Riddim
  • Daddy Freddy - Fatal Attraction / Bongo Chilli - De Focus
  • Macka B - More Knowledge / Determination Riddim
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
Humal Records goes from strength to strength with six cuts for their brandnew "Determination" riddim, which follow on the recently released pieces across the wonderful "Smiling Face" riddim. This bashment selection once again shows that Ransford aka The African really knows how to produce quality reggae music. Solid to excellent performances of the artists who have voiced the fresh original riddim and thus no real weak tune around. Two excellent pieces from Junior Kelly and the much underrated veteran singer Admiral Tibett. For many of Junior Kelly's fans "Burn Rome" might ring a bell. And yes, indeed, the singjay already chanted the lyrics before but here he delivers a far better effort!! Admiral Tibett seemingly feels comfortable with the riddim tracks he has to voice for Humal Records. With "My Determination" the singer fully underlines this statement as he comes up with the next wonderful tune for the Great African's "Humal" imprint. "Be Counted" from the gifted UK based singer Nereus Joseph can be regarded a matching cut. The same goes for Macka B whose "More Knowledge" is delivered in the Birmingham chatter's unique style. Also veteran deejay Daddy Freddy - scoring six top ten hits on the Jamaican charts in the middle of 1986 - has a very nice piece for the riddim, while Bongo Chilli is a promising newcomer who utilizes a vocal style strongly reminiscent of Anthony B. No need to say that these new 45s from Humal Records are well worth checking out.