Justice Fight
Anthony B
Fire Ball Records-Nocturne
April 18, 2004

Track list
  1. Justice Fight
  2. Wrath
  3. Every Woman
  4. Fan Dangles
  5. Girls
  6. Loneley
  7. It's Over Now
  8. Hail Jah
  9. State Of Mind
  10. Hotness
  11. Life Is A Lesson
  12. Do Your Thing
  13. Cloth
  14. True Love
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Anthony B's new album "Justice Fight" comes from Leroy "Sugar Roy" Moore's Fire Ball Records, actually the same production team that brought us Sizzla's recent "African Children" album. This set contains mainly roots orientated reggae tunes - some of them previously released as 7" single - with the trademark Anthony B style deejay-ing on all kinds of topics. Besides some fresh original riddims we're mostly treated to refurnished versions of classic riddims from Studio One days and beyond. The riddim spotter will surely recognize the Heptones' "Ting A Ling" ("Loneley"), Jackie Mittoo's "Frozen Soul" ("State Of Mind"), Roland Alphonso's "Death In The Arena" ("Wrath"), Gregory Isaacs' "Tune In" ("Every Woman"") and Black Uhuru's "Guess Wo's Coming To Dinner" ("Hail Jah"), to name just a few. It's with cuts over these kinda riddims that Anthony B makes a strong impression. The featured new - mostly fast paced dancehall oriented - riddims are rather mediocre and so are most of Anthony B's efforts across these backdrops except for "Girls" and "Life Is A Lesson", which are both worth of hearing. Key tracks are the ferocious "Wrath", the touching "It's Over Now", the awesome "Hail Jah", the excellent "State Of Mind" and "Cloth". Even though this cd has some weak moments you'll find enough solid tunes to make "Justice Fight" worthwhile purchasing.