Album review
Praise Ye Jah

Tracking list

  1. Praise ye Jah
  2. Dem a wonder
  3. Homeless
  4. Blackness
  5. Inna dem face
  6. Give thanks
  7. Hail Selassie
  8. No other like Jah
  9. How dem flex
  10. Babylon cowboy
  11. Greedy Joe
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

One of the most promising new dj's emerging from Jamaica, Miguel Collins, better know as Sizzla, has delivered his second album for top producer Phillip "Fattis" Burrell. In 1995 RAS released the slightly underrated "Burning Up" set, but before his involvement with the Xterminator crew he had already recorded some tunes for Bobby Digital and Zagalou. It was the mighty Dean Fraser who "discovered" this talented youth and introduced him to Xterminator.
Fattis' productions (Luciano, Cocoa Tea, Mikey General, Sugar Minott) are among the most outstanding contemporary roots and culture productions of the nineties. So is this album. It's a collection of heartfelt, moving reality songs, backed in fine style by Sly Dunbar, Melbourne Miller, Donald Dennis and Winston Bowen. All tracks on "Prais ye Jah" are superb new riddims, except the last track, "Greedy Joe", which versions the Channel One hit "I know myself" by Ernest Wilson. Praising The Almighty in "Haile Selassie", "No other like Jah" , and "Praise ye Jah" ; fighting lyrically against oppression in "Inna dem face", "Dem a wonder" , "Babylon cowboy" and "Greedy Joe" Sizzla's showcases his unique blend of roots reggae in it's finest forms, guaranteed to secure him a serious, hardcore following amongst the conscious ones. Not to be missed !

More Sizzla reviews :
Burning Up
Black Woman & Child Jet Star Reggae Max ~ Sizzla
Good Ways

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