I'm A Big Kid Now
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3||Backing : 4||Production : 3/4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Wallace Wilson, probably better known as Red Rat, literally grew up with the music as his father played for both the Vagabonds in England, and Byron and the Dragonnaires. Three of his brothers also entered the music business; a bassist (for Diana King and Jimmy Cliff), selector and drummer, who is now a member of Red Rat's backing band, M.O.B. In 1996 Red Rat teamed up with ace producer Danny Browne of Main Street Records, which resulted in a string of hit singles, among them "Shelly-Ann" and "Dwayne". The buzz surrounding the young deejay grew fast and it soon led to the release of Red Rat's debut album, "Oh No...It's Red Rat", in 1997.|
"I'm A Big Kid Now" is the follow-up to that album, which actually became one of the biggest selling records in the history of Greensleeves Records. So, don't expect a different sound or approach on Red Rat's brand new delivery as the formula is very much the same as the one utilized for his first full length album. This hilarious deejay continues to combine dancehall flavours with a more commercial "poppy" sound. Dancehall extremists will state that most of Red Rat's music definitely isn't their "cup of tea", but that doesn't matter as long as this approach proves to be a winner.
Personal favourites are "Little Miss Buffett", Kerry-Ann", "Chunny Mouth", "Spookie", the reworking of the Sister Sledge classic "Thinking Of You" and the entertaining combination tune with Ghost "Best Friends".