Album review
Ghetto Youth's Livity
Chukki Starr
Ariwa Sounds

Tracking list

  1. The almighty one
  2. Ghetto youth's livity
  3. Woman fe positive
  4. Radio interview
  5. Want to be free
  6. One day (my time shall come)
  7. Mama song
  8. Malachi's speech
  9. Words of Malachi
  10. In too deep
  11. The almighty one (remix by Tagati)
  12. Positive dub
  13. Stonebridge dub
  14. Ghetto rock dub
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Some two years after the first recording sessions took place Neil Fraser aka the Mad Professor finally released Chukki Starr's new album Ghetto Youth's Livity" after it was heralded earlier in the year with the highly acclaimed "The almighty one" single. Chukki Starr is an up-and-coming U.K. based singjay who has a strong foundation in today's new roots movement. He has adapted the techniques and phrasing from the current topnotch cultural deejays from Jamaica - most obviously Capleton. However, it's wrong to conclude he's cloning one of the name brand young Jamaican deejays and he certainly can't be accused of plagiarism as he chants lyrics with a firm foundation in his own local experiences. The overall opinion is that this album is a solid effort with the Mad Professor providing him with a rootical production. Stand out tracks are The almighty one", Woman fe positive", "Want to be free" and "In too deep".

Teacher & Mr. T.