Midnite - Ras L Collaboration
December 27 - 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4/5|
In recent years St. Croix's biggest reggae band Midnite has caused quite a stir among roots lovers from all over the world. By many they are seen as the true vanguards of conscious reggae music, while a few others don't understand why Midnite's lyrics and music have such a strong appeal. Despite of this all Midnite continues to explode forward with righteousness, riddims and Rasta reasonings, whether on their own productions or in collaboration with likeminded producers and musicians. "Full Cup" is such a collaboration project featuring the vocals and lyrics of Midnite's distinctive lead vocalist Vaughn Benjamin and the musical arrangements of Ras L, a talented young producer from St. Croix VI who played keyboards and bass on the song, "Old Robe" off of Midnite's "Assini" album. As can be expected from Vaughn Benjamin, "Full Cup" has a wide range of flows and topics, the latter tackled with fiery and in-depth lyrics, and a consistently solid chanting and singing. Thus we're treated to great tracks such as "Walk Wid I", "My Light", "Man Ethio", "Ganja Alagy", "Man Dem" and "Worthy Deeds".