Artist / Title : Hopeton Lindo & Lady Saw - Mr. Politician / Version
Label : 321 Strong      Format : 7" (JA Pre-release)      Date : 04-01-1998
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Determine - Zion Hill / Version
Label : Cylton Records      Format : 7" (JA Pre-release)      Date : 04-01-1998
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Triston Palma - Blessed Is He
Label : Cylton Records      Format : 7" (JA Pre-release)      Date : 04-01-1998
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)


Hopeton Lindo's voice and style meld surprisingly well with Lady Saw's style in this empowering cultural tune. The riddim laid by Sly & Lenky and the lyrics are both great. Beautiful, very strong... an absolute killer tune !! Next to this Determine also uses the riddim to its fullest. He skillfully delivers a solid performance with a wicked cut full of culture. Reggae vet Triston Palma is in good shape and he puts out a solid effort with his ode to Jah entitled "Blessed is he", which is a real cultural treat. So, if "roots 'n' culture" are your taste, take a listen to (one of) these three records.

Teacher & Mr. T.