Artist / Title :
Luciano - Legalise It / Rasites - High Grade

Label : Charm - Jet Star      Format : 7" single      Date : 11 - 11 - 2000
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

A brand new two-sider from Charm-Jet Star containing a song from the established JA roots singer Luciano on the A side and, on the AA side, the up-and-coming four youths from N.E. London who call themselves Rasites. The messenger Luciano needs no further introduction as his contribution to bringing back the "roots & culture" in the music during the nineties is widely recognized. Luciano fully displays his singing talents with his fine cover of Peter Tosh's classic herb tune "Legalise It". However, the Rasites - consisting of Otis (drums, 15 years old), Cyrus (keyboards 18), Jahmel (lead vocals and bass guitar, 18) and Kashta (lead vocals & guitar, 18) - are the ones to check! "High Grade" is an outstanding roots tune, actually an impressive and mature delivery. Regarding this effort we are definitely going to hear a lot more excellent roots material from this much promising young band of musicians, who have fully succeeded to make a serious impression with their first single.

Teacher & Mr. T.