Nah Go Like Me
Nubian Natty
GroundBreaking Records
September 24, 2007

Track list
  1. Xpert Marksman
  2. Back Road Baby
  3. Charter
  4. How Do You Figure This?
  5. Nah Go Like Me!
  6. Business Girl
  7. Blood Money
  8. Empress Cry
  9. Emanicaption
  10. Lift It Up
  11. Vatigan Battyman
  12. Ah Good Ting Now!
  13. Nah Go Like Me (Antiguan Remix)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 2
The amount of musical talent emerging from the U.S. Virgin Islands is both amazing and astonishing! Since the beginning of the new millennium the first generation artists -- including Midnite, Bambú Station, Dezarie, Iba, Pressure Buss Pipe, Abja, Batch and Ras Attitude a.o. -- have been turning out some of the best non-Jamaican reggae music, which put in particular St. Croix firmly on the reggae map (even though there are still quite a few reggae aficionados who seemingly haven't heard any of the musical efforts delivered by the aforementioned artists). Up and coming artists like Xkaliba, Massiah, Volcano, Danny I, Malika Madremanna and Mada Nile, to name a few, represent a new wave of V.I. artists who are trying to gain popularity and recognition on an international level.

Also Antigua-born and St. Croix-raised Nubian Natty (born Randolin Livingstone) is part of that group of artists who yet have to establish their name as a force to be reckoned with. The first step in making that happen is the release of her debut album "Nah Go Like Me", which almost entirely was produced by Donel 'Donny Dread' Connor, Dale 'Melody' Connor and Randolin 'Nubian Natty' Livingstone herself.

On her 13-track cd the female singjay shows that she's not only able to ride a digital dancehall riddim, but that she also can find a natural flow when it comes to handle a rootsy backdrop. Nubian Natty has a distinctive, often stunning vocal delivery, which isn't limited to one particular style. When needed she utilizes a deejay style with a rough edge as can be witnessed in tunes like the standout "How Do You Figure This?" and "Lift It Up", but on the other hand there's also a smooth vocal style in songs such as "Back Road Baby", the great "Charter" and "Empress Cry". Lyrically it's strictly consciousness she deals with.

Nubian Natty has delivered a fine, potent first album... worthwhile checking out!