Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date
  Album review
Nyah Man Chant
Bushman
Greensleeves
CD
26-07-1997


Tracking list

  1. Nyah man chant
  2. Cannabis
  3. Man a lion
  4. Remember the days (with friends)
  5. Rude boy life
  6. Black starliner
  7. Grow your natty
  8. Call the hearse
  9. She's gone
  10. My day
  11. Poor people power
  12. Anything for your love
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5


Bushman (real name Dwight Duncan) hails from Prospect Beach in the country parish of St. Thomas. He was discovered by the internationally-renowned duo Steely & Clevie. They recorded "Grow your natty", soon followed by "Call the hearse" using the popular Skettel riddim, which became a hit in Jamaica. After that they started recording the songs for his debut set "Nyah Man Chant". The album lays heavily on the conscious tip of reggae music. Several tracks speak out against the senseless violence that costs so many lives. "Remember the days" is a strong track featuring "The Friends" : Don Yute, Daddy Screw, Sharon Forrester, Skatta. Size 11, Delly Ranks & Benjy Myaz. The herb anthem "Cannabis" uses the General riddim, while "Man a lion" could become a firm roots & culture classic! The 11 year old Politician riddim gets a nineties treat in "Grow your natty", telling the people to grow dreadlocks. "Reggae music a tek back its full an' proper course now" says Bushman, and we fully agree with him. A wicked contemporary 'reality' album, strongly recommended!

Teacher & Mr. T.