Heart Of A Lion
Cool Breeze Records
January 27, 2013

Lupa Track list
  1. Powers Of The Most High
  2. Unity
  3. Civilians And Police
  4. Keep Loving Me feat. George Nooks
  5. You're Not Alone
  6. Mi Nah Flo
  7. Thinking About You
  8. Generations feat. General Trees
  9. No More Guns
  10. Don't Be Shy
  11. Why feat. Ed Robinson
  12. Jah Works
  13. Righteous
  14. If I Forgot To Say
  15. Heartless People feat. Muziah
  16. Vibes Nice
  17. Seek The Truth
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Total votes : 30
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Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4
Founded in 2010, Cool Breeze Records is an independent record label located in New York City that produces and distributes reggae music in partnership with artists and performers. Their latest effort is by an artist called Paul Lupinacci, better known as Lupa. New York native Lupa, of Italian heritage, is known for his rough and roaring style and blessed with a booming baritone voice, that reminds us of a young Lt. Stitchie and Buju Banton.

As influences Lupa mentions Chaka Demus, Shabba Ranks, General Trees and Terro Fabulous. In 1992 he started his recording career, and in 1994 he travelled to Jamaica where he teamed up with several well known producers. In 1996 he joined forces with George Nooks to sing 'Real Man', a tune that received a Tamika Award. He released his debut set 'Hopes And Dreams' in 2010, soon followed by his second album called 'Focus'.

This 17 track album features collaborations with sweet voiced singer George Nooks, Ed Robinson, General trees and Muziah. The albums opens with Powers Of The Most High, a strong tune, musically as well as lyrically. The up tempo bouncing tune Unity makes one wanna a dance to the infectious beat! Civilians And Police deals with the tense relation between police and the public. The lovers tune Keep Loving Me sees George Nooks in fine style, while Lupa does his thing in good deejay fashion. His tune with Ed Robinson equals the duet with George Nooks, although this one is a roots tune.

The praising tune Jah Works definitely makes a decent impression, but one of our favourite tunes is Heartless People, a tune he does with his bredrin Muziah... check it out! The tune he does with General Trees - Generations - is a nice pumping deejay duet, good effort!

This is the first time we had a chance to listen to Lupa. We are surprised by his energetic performance and his vocal delivery, and although not every tune is a winner, we definitely recommend this album!