Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Inna Di Road
Chezidek
Greensleeves-Munich
CD (Enhanced)
October 20, 2007

Chezidek - Inna Di Road Track list
  1. Inna Di Road
  2. Far I
  3. Dem A Fight We
  4. How You So Wicked
  5. No Fear
  6. Me Nah Run
  7. She Struggles
  8. Call Pon Dem
  9. Leave The Trees
  10. I Won't Cry
  11. Vampire
  12. Trouble Maker
  13. I Shouldn't Do That
  14. For The Rights
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Total votes : 40
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Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
After the release of the strong "Mash Dem Down" album and the excellent "Firm Up Yourself" set, for Al.Ta.Fa.An. and Cou$ins respectively, "Inna Di Road" is the third album in quick succession from rasta singer Chezidek (born Desbert Johnson), who debuted in 2002 on Phillip "Fatis" Burrell's Xterminator imprint with a great set entitled "Harvest Time". Although most of the production work is credited to New York's Bobby Konders of Massive B Records, this album also features productions released as 7" singles on Star Trail, Kariang, Xterminator, and Our Promotion.

Chezidek certainly doesn't have the strongest voice of the new generation of cultural singers, but he delivers his songs with such a unique melody that he has taken his rightful place in the forefront of the international reggae scene. However, this doesn't imply that he's an artist whose frail vocal delivery appeals to every fan of modern roots music. Chezidek simply belongs to the type of artists whose voice you either love or hate. But whether you like his vocal style or not there's no denying that he's a spiritual roots singer pur sang who can write great conscious songs as he once again shows on this superb album.

Any reggae fan knows that it's common practice to feature a mix of revitalized vintage riddims and fresh originals on a good roots album, and this set is no exception. Revamped classic backdrops can be heard on tracks like the strong album opener and title song "Inna Di Road" (Yabby You's "Jah Love"), "Far I" (Dennis Brown's "Easy Take It Easy"), the solid "Dem A Fight We" (Johnny Osbourne's "Truths & Rights"), "No Fear" (Dennis Brown's "Africa We Want To Go"), the awesome "She Struggles" (Lloyd Robinson's "Cuss Cuss"), "Vampire" (The Abyssinians' "Declaration Of Rights") and the outstanding "Trouble Maker", while original riddims underpin tracks such as "How You So Wicked", the dancehall flavored "Me Nah Run" across Massive B's "No Borders" riddim, the boom tune "Call Pon Dem" (his next number one hit??), the wicked "For The Rights" and the lovers tunes "I Won't Cry" and "I Shouldn’t Do That". Also included here is Chezidek's first number one hit from a couple of years back "Leave The Trees", which brought him critical acclaim and international recognition.

Featured on this enhanced cd are real nice videoclips of "Inna Di Road" and "Call Pon Dem".

Overall opinion is that "Inna Di Road" maintains the high standard of his previous two albums throughout. Strong contender for roots album of the year!!