Artist / Title : Anthony B. - Woman of the nation / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Prezident Brown - Holy land / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Determine - Time like this / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Sizzla - Clean up your heart / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : King Beez - Praise him / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Hindu - Too lie / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Anthony Redrose - Simmer down / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Jack Radics - African soldier / Version
Label : Xrated Records      Format : 7" (JA pre-release)
Date : 19-10-1997
Riddim : MX-6.
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)


Barry O'Hare produced eight conscious tunes on this real hot and original riddim coming out of Grove Studio, Ocho Rios.
Anthony B. delivers a solid cut in which he has no trouble coming up with lyrics in this feminist jam. He praises women and asks for men to give honour to them for all the things they stand for in life and for what they have achieved in society. Anthony B. keeps things upbeat and developes a flow that carries you through the whole song. Prezident Brown's tune is just the thing we may expect from this roots and cultural deejay who is keeping his pledge to return consciousness to the dancehall vibe. This record maintains the high standards we know from Brown's previous work with Barry O'Hare. "Holy land" is a true rasta song done in his own recognizable style. Determine delivers one of his best records to date. The deep-voiced style he uses sounds real good, while utilizing the riddim relentless. Sizzla is so hot these days, that it seems as if everyone wants to make a record with this young singjay. His ability and creativity to deliver so many quality tunes in such a short time is really impressive. Great lyrics, an inspired sounding Sizzla and a wicked riddim make this an awesome cut.
Ian "Beezie" Coleman (actually a guitar player) attempts to put up a singing career. Calling himself King Beez he shows that he possesses a sophisticated voice and presentation. Although his lyrics are a little sparse this tune is a real nice effort for a start. Hindu fails in his attemp to deliver a decent record. As a whole this cut lacks some level of freshness and a lack of lyrics makes it hard to listen to this record too many times. After some very disappointing releases, in which he seemed to slide off to a clone of a cheap nightclub singer, Jack Radics shows that he can deliver a real good tune, if only singing in his real voice for a change. Anthony Redrose's "Simmer Down" (not a reworking of the classic Wailers' tune !) is worth hearing 'cause he's in a good shape and manages to come up with cultural lyrics, which flow well over this appealing riddim.

Teacher & Mr. T.