Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Victory EP
Nesbeth
Entertainment Soul
Digital Release
November 17, 2014

Track list
  1. Marijuana
  2. Jah Jah Handpick
  3. Taste Victory
  4. Hundu Lay Lay
  5. Even Though
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5
Jamaican reggae artist (Greg) Nesbeth spent the early years of his life living in a rough community called Arnette Gardens, with his parents Gloria Wright and Neville Nesbeth. The hardships faced in the community led him to relocate to Waterhouse then Maxfield Avenue, where he lived with some relatives. Nesbeth started in the business in 2003, when he linked with Patrick Roberts' Shocking Vibes label to record his first single, the moderate hit song titled "So Let It Be (I Love Her, She Loves Me)". However, it wasn't until 2007 that he made his name with "Board House", a chart topper produced by Stephen 'Flava' McGregor for his No Doubt imprint.

The singer's first successful single was followed by the heavily auto-tuned "Guns Out", a strong reality song on 'Flava' McGregor & Stephan Warren's "Rub-A-Dub" riddim. September 2008 saw the release of the "Guns Out EP", which apart from the title track also featured "Board House", "Baby Mother", "Who You Gonna Turn To" and "A Hundred Weight of Cali Weed". Nesbeth then left No Doubt and joined the Jan Bigs label for which he recorded two successful singles: "A Nuh Suh Mi Waan Live" and "Drive By". This year his single "Ole Gangelee" (actually recorded at the beginning of 2013 for Kush Face Records) stayed in Richie B's Jamaica Weekly Countdown Charts for 27 weeks - holding the No.1 spot for 4 consecutive weeks. Early 2014 Nesbeth signed with London based Entertainment Soul Records and and recorded the now released 5 track "Victory EP" for them.

The lead off single, the DJ Frass produced "Taste Victory" with its potent message for many who questions overcoming the struggle from time to time, receives notable international recognition and is already climbing the Jamaican reggae charts. A real BIG tune and thus repeated play assured! Another instantly appealing tune, although coming with a different vibe, is the Merrick Shaw produced reality song "Even Though"... 'Even though sunny days has come, can't forget my darker days.' An outstanding effort fi real. Although the title suggests that "Marijuana" is the usual ganja song, it certainly isn't. This is a tune with conscious lyrics that go really deep, again proving that Nesbeth is an artist one can rely on when it comes to telling a powerful story. With "Jah Jah Handpick" he delivers a solid cultural tune, while the beautiful "Hundu Lay Lay" with its uplifting tribal drum and vocal riddims gives the listener a warm and soulful feel of Africa.

This EP really makes you longing for a full length album from this very talented singer/songwriter.