Artist / Title :
Dayjah - Terrorists / Bongo Chilli - Read Your Bible
King David - 21st Century / The Rootsman - Instrumental

Label : Third Eye Music      Format : 10"      Date : 12 - 03 - 2003
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Brand new 10" release from The Rootsman's "Third Eye Music" imprint, bringing us three cuts on the lurching "Altamura" riddim. First track on this EP comes from Dayjah, a great roots chanteuse who has been singing and performing as a reggae artist for over a decade and almost exclusively works with The Rootsman. In 2002 she recorded the song "Faith", one of the highlights included on The Rootsman's "New Testament" album. With the notable "Terrorists" Dayjah delivers an awesome piece - vocally and lyrically spoken - in which she lashes out against George W. Bush and his "War On Terror". Her impressive commentary on the current crisis incorporates a sample of Bush aka Dubya himself. After Bush's intro, Dayjah takes over and starts off with...
Do you know what War On Terror is?
To disrespect and to destroy by any means
All those people who desire
Freedom from America

Next drops a wicked track from Bongo Chilli, a JA deejay who has moved to England some five years ago. Born Clayton Brown in Trelawny on Jamaica's north coast this dancehall artist has the ability to ride any riddim with his versatile, and often humourous style. On this follow up to "Action Alone" from the "New Testament" set he once again shows that he's an artist to watch in the near future. King David is a much promising young Rasta deejay from Jamaica. He was born and grew up in the Vineyard Town area of Kingston and first began deejaying at the age of 14, appearing at local talent contests. Since he recorded his first tune "Man A Lion" for the Ocho Rios label "Kariang Records", he has recorded tunes for Junior Reid's "JR" label, Sugar Minott's "Black Roots" label and "Shocking Vibes", to name a few. King David offers rasta prophecy with his solid tune "21st Century", actually his second attempt for The Rootsman following up "Rise Up" from 2001. The Rootsman's instrumental piece completes this excellent EP which is truly worthwhile checking out!

Teacher & Mr. T.