XTM Nation
Digital Release
August 23, 2016

Artist & tune
  • What To Make Of This World
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What do Remus and Meleku have in common? They're both sons of reggae icons, who follow in the footsteps of their fathers. These two young men, who have a big boot to fill, continue a collaboration their fathers successfully started in 1995 when a young Sizzla (real name Miguel Collins) recorded his debut album "Burning Up" for producer Philip 'Fatis' Burrell's mighty Xterminator label.

After having recorded the singles "Right Place" (a crossover party song), "African Child" and "Judgement Come" for Big 12 Records, Melech 'Meleku' Collins comes up with a brand new single called "What To Make Of This World", which is produced by Kareem 'Remus' Burrell. When you listen to the four singles Meleku has recorded so far, it's obvious that this youngster is in search of a style that fits him best. A natural process any young artist has to go through at the beginning of his career. His linking up with Kareem 'Remus' Burrell seems to be a real good move, as "What To Make Of This World", in comparison with his previous efforts, is the best tune he has delivered so far. Lyrically Meleku blazes fire as he hits topics of racism and police brutality, while vocally he's reminiscent of early Sizzla, although he surely has a fresh sound.

Backed by a great riddim built by such top Jamaican musicians as Danny 'Firehouse' Dennis on bass, Earl 'Chinna' Smith on guitar and Carol 'Bowie' McLaughlin on keyboards, Meleku leaves a serious impression. "What To Make Of This World" fully shows that the collaboration with Kareem 'Remus' Burrell can lead to more great things to come in the near future.